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Iraqi Kurdistan votes today to move towards independence, AFP
September 25, 2017 - 15:35 GMT
As Iraqi Kurds vote on whether to move towards independence, Israel and Russia bet on there being a Kurdistan.
Poster are put up at a polling station in Irbil ahead of the Kurdish independence referendum (Safin Hamed/AFP)
September 25, 2017 - 11:20 GMT
Reports have emerged that the minority is being pressured to vote a certain way - but are they true?
All flights to and from Iraq's Kurdish autonomous region are blocked.
September 25, 2017 - 09:06 GMT
The block was enacted at the request of Baghdad.
Baghdad, Turkey, Iran, the U.S., and the UN have all spoken out against the poll (AFP/File Photo)
September 25, 2017 - 07:48 GMT
The results are "null and void", Turkish Foreign Ministry said.
Iraq aims to recapture the ISIS-held Hawija district in northern Iraq (AFP/File Photo)
September 24, 2017 - 12:57 GMT
They aim to recapture the ISIS-held Hawija district in northern Iraq.
The Kurdish Independence Referendum is scheduled for Sept. 25, 2017 (AFP/File Photo)
September 24, 2017 - 11:30 GMT
Protesters denounced the Sept. 25 vote.
Turkish troops on Syrian grounds (AFP/File Photo)
September 24, 2017 - 09:04 GMT
The extension of the mandate is intended to protect Turkey from "threats".
Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani delivers a speech during a rally to urge people to vote in the upcoming independence referendum on September 22, 2017 (Safin Hamed/AFP)
September 23, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Iraqi-Kurdish President Massoud Barzani delayed an anticipated news conference on Erbil's controversial independence referendum as world powers call for its postponement.
Turkey, Iran and Iraq on Thursday urged Iraq's Kurdistan region to abandon a planned referendum on independence (AFP)
September 22, 2017 - 07:39 GMT
Turkey, Iran and Iraq on Thursday warned of "counter-measures" if Iraq's Kurdistan region goes ahead with a planned referendum on independence.
The upcoming referendum on Kurdish independence has the potential to roil both geopolitical alliances and oil markets. (AFP/ File)
September 21, 2017 - 13:13 GMT
The upcoming referendum on Kurdish independence has the potential to roil both geopolitical alliances and oil markets.
Female Members of the Islamic State Group (IS) (AFP/File  Photo)
September 21, 2017 - 08:32 GMT
They were moved to a detention center south of Mosul under control of Iraqi security forces.
RAF pilots stop ISIS public execution in Iraq and Syria
September 20, 2017 - 11:08 GMT
Footage reveals crowds of civilians being forced at gunpoint to gather in a Syrian town
Iraqi Kurds campaign for the independence referendum (AFP/File Photo)
September 19, 2017 - 09:14 GMT
The U.S. is in a bind; it wants to stabilise Iraq without supporting Iran.
Sean Spicer last night at the Emmys. (Frederic J Brown / AFP)
September 18, 2017 - 16:11 GMT
Few expected Stephen Colbert to introduce his surprised guest at the Emmys last night—but in retrospect, it was unavoidable.
Iraqi Kurds fly an Israeli flag and Kurdish flags during an event to urge people to vote in the upcoming independence referendum (Safin Hamed/AFP)
September 18, 2017 - 14:57 GMT
An unexpected sight has been appearing at Kurdish pro-independence rallies.In amongst the red, white and green of the Kurdish flags, the blue and white of Israel has been spotted.
Kurdistan is set to hold a referendum on 25 September. (AFP/File)
September 18, 2017 - 12:44 GMT
Iraq's supreme court has ordered Erbil to scrap the planned Kurdish referendum which in a week's time.