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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.
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.
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.
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.
Iraqi Kurdish protesters wave flags of their autonomous Kurdistan region during a demonstration (AFP File Photo)
September 18, 2017 - 08:09 GMT
National Security Council rejected Kurdish referendum for independence in northern Iraq late Sunday.
Iraqi forces are seen outside the town of Akashat, northwest of the al-Anbar province, as they prepare a military operation to push out ISIS (Moadh Al-Dulaimi/AFP)
September 17, 2017 - 14:42 GMT
Over the past 72 hours, Daesh appears to have stepped up its attacks -- with both car bombs and suicide bombers -- in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province; central Baghdad province; southern Dhi Qar province; and the northern Kirkuk and Saladin provinces.
Iraqi security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb explosion that targeted a shop selling alcohol in the mainly Kurdish Iraqi city of Kirkuk on September 16, 2017. (Marwan Ibrahim/AFP)
September 17, 2017 - 09:11 GMT
The attack targeted a liquor store in the oil-rich city.
Iraqi forces are seen outside the town of Akashat, northwest of the al-Anbar province, as they prepare a military operation to push out ISIS (Moadh Al-Dulaimi/AFP)
September 16, 2017 - 12:30 GMT
Iraq has launched a new offensive towards the Syria border, where some of the country's last remaining Islamic State group fighters are making a last stand.