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Sep 25, 2017
KIRKUK, Iraq — For Iraqi Kurds, the purple finger tip is a badge of honour, a sign that they have voted in Monday's referendum on independence for the autonomous northern region."If I had 20 fingers, I would have voted 20 times for my state," Ibtissam Mohammed, 45, says in the city of Kirkuk where control is disputed between the Kurds and the feder ...
Sep 25, 2017
RAQQA, Syria — For three years, Syrian-Kurdish fighter Sevger Himo has been itching t ...
Sep 25, 2017
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah will travel to Gaza on ...
Sep 25, 2017
ERBIL, Iraq — Iraqi Kurds voted in an independence referendum Monday as tensions rose with Baghdad and neighbouring countries over the histo ...
Sep 25, 2017
BEIRUT — Russian air strikes on northwest Syria's mainly extremist-controlled province of Idlib on Monday killed at least 37 civilians inclu ...
Sep 24, 2017
ERBIL Iraq —  Iraqi Kurds were preparing to vote in a referendum set for Monday on independence for their autonomous northern region, d ...
Sep 24, 2017
AMMAN —Russian and Syrian jets escalated strikes on rebel-held Idlib and Hama provinces, several days after extremist rebels opened an ...
Sep 24, 2017
BAGHDAD — In late May, an Iraqi cleric called Akram Kaabi visited militia fighters in a desolate Iraqi town near the Syrian border. ...
Sep 24, 2017
DUBAI/ISTANBUL — Iranian forces have launched war games in an area near the border with Iraq's Kurdistan region, Iran's state media reported ...
Sep 24, 2017
DEIR Ezzor, Syria — US-allied militias in northern Syria announced on Saturday the formation of a civilian council to govern the oil rich ea ...
Sep 24, 2017
BAGHDAD  — Policeman Ahmad regrets the day he detained a motorist at a checkpoint for possession of a gun without a licence, bringing t ...
Sep 23, 2017
GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories — When Hamas announced this week it would accept demands from rivals Fateh in a bid for Palestinian recon ...
Sep 23, 2017
DUBAI — Iran said on Saturday it had successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000km and would keep developing its arsen ...

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