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Two Leading Iraqi Kurdish Groups Fighting The Islamic State To Be Taken Off U.S. Terror List

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two of the leading political parties representing the Middle East's stateless Kurdish population will soon be removed from a U.S. list o...

Why Americans, Israelis and Jews Should Support an (Almost) Independent Kurdistan

Aki Peritz | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Aki Peritz

A free and independent Kurdistan is almost within reach of its inhabitants, a silver lining that could emerge from the ISIS's horrific march through much of Iraq.

Kerry Back In Iraq To Meet With Kurdish Leader

AP | LARA JAKES and HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 08.23.2014 | World

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's top Kurdish leader warned visiting Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday that a rapid Sunni insurgent advance has alrea...

Dozens Killed In Suicide Bombing At Iraqi Military Base

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives detonated the vehicle near an Iraqi military base as soldiers changed shifts no...

Biden Makes Unannounced Iraq Visit To Discuss Troop Exit

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Iraq early Thursday for talks with the new government's leaders about the future of American troop...

Turkey's "Zero Problem" With Iraqi Kurds Means Big Bucks

Alexander Sasha Suderow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alexander Sasha Suderow

In a volatile region, an army of visionary merchants are reshaping geo-politics. And the Turkish government, in a policy U-turn, is capitalizing on the strategic framework charted by the private sector.

Writer Killed Over a Poem in Iraq

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

The murder of Zardasht Osman earlier this month called attention to the growing problem of government crackdowns on writers in Northern Iraq, reminding us not to take our freedom of speech here for granted.

Iraq's Coming Civil War?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

By alienating Sunnis and former Baathists, the DoD and Malaki's government are increasing tensions that could portend serious problems in Iraq's not-too-distant future.

Kurdistan PM Barzani Condemns Post-Election Violence

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iraqi Kurdistan's prime minister on Monday condemned post-election violence in the autonomous region that left one person dead and 12 injured, as oppo...

US-Iraq Security Pact Unlikely To Pass, Says Senior Iraqi Leader

Washington Post | Dan Eggen and Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A senior Iraqi political leader said yesterday he is "doubtful" that a bilateral agreement authorizing U.S. forces to remain in Iraq after the end of ...