Kurdish protester killed in clashes with Turkish forces

A Kurdish protester was shot dead and two others wounded today during violent clashes with the Turkish security forces in southeast Turkey.

Iraqi Kurds, US air strikes hit IS positions

Kurdish fighters, backed by Iraqi forces and a new wave of US air strikes, have pressed their offensive against jihadist rebels as President Barack Obama urged a joint counterterrorism effort.

Obama hails recapturing of Iraq`s Mosul Dam

US President Barack Obama has said the recapturing of the strategic Mosul dam in Northern Iraq by Iraqi and Kurdish forces, backed by the US air-strikes, is a major step forward in the fight against the Sunni militant group.

Long flight from Sunni militants leads Iraqi Turkmens to Baghdad

Iraq`s third largest ethnic group after Arabs and Kurds, they include both Sunnis and Shi`ites and have a history of being targeted in previous conflicts. 

Britain would ``favourably consider`` supplying Kurds with arms: Report

Britain would "favourably consider" a request for arms from the Kurds to help them battle Sunni militants who have seized much of Iraq, the BBC reported.

US strikes spur Kurd fightback against Iraq jihadists

Iraq`s Kurdish peshmerga, buoyed by US air strikes, reclaimed two towns from jihadist fighters on Sunday, while Western powers ramped up efforts to save displaced civilians stranded on a mountain.

Egypt`s Sisi says independence for Iraq`s Kurds would be ``catastrophic``

Egypt`s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday a referendum on the independence of Iraq`s Kurdish region would lead to a "catastrophic" break up of the country.

Iraq Kurd chief to discuss disputed areas referendum: MP

Iraqi Kurdish regional president Massud Barzani will address the Kurdish parliament Thursday on holding a referendum in disputed areas, after vowing to hold a plebiscite within months, an MP said.

Netanyahu calls for Jordan support, Kurdish autonomy

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked the international community to support Jordan in the fight against "Islamic extremism" and to back the independence of Iraq`s Kurds.

Iraq villagers flee militant advance in north

Hundreds of villagers fleeing advances by Sunni militants in Iraq crowded on Thursday under the morning sun at a checkpoint on the edge of the country`s Kurdish-controlled territory.

Iraqi Kurd PM issues warning over ISIL offensive

It will be "almost impossible" for Iraq to return to how it was before recent sweeping gains by jihadist fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the prime minister of the Kurdistan region warned today.

Teen killed as Turkish protesters clash with police: Reports

A 15-year-old Kurdish teenager died on Sunday night as protesters clashed with police in the city of Adana in southern Turkey, local media reported.

Turkey brushes off criticism over Iraqi Kurdish oil

Ankara brushed off criticism from Baghdad that it is being "driven by greed" in an escalating row over oil pumped from Iraq`s autonomous Kurdish region and shipped overseas via Turkey.

Turkey driven by `greed` in Kurd oil row: Iraq deputy PM

Turkey has been "driven by greed" in an escalating row over oil pumped from Iraq`s autonomous Kurdish region and shipped overseas, Baghdad`s top politician responsible for energy told AFP Sunday.

Bombings, shooting kill 16 in Iraq

A series of attacks across Iraq killed 16 members of the security forces and civilians on Saturday, officials said.

Flood of Syria refugees to Iraq tops 40,000

More than 40,000 Syrians have fled to Iraqi Kurdistan in little over a week to escape an escalation in fighting between Kurdish rebels and Islamists, the United Nations said on Saturday.

Kurdish rebels to begin Turkey withdrawal on May 8

Kurdish rebels announced on Thursday they would on May 8 begin withdrawing from Turkey into their safe haven in northern Iraq amid a peace drive between Ankara and the rebel movement.

Spain jails Kurd for shoe toss at Turkish premier

A Syrian Kurd has been sentenced
to three years in jail in Spain for throwing a shoe at Turkish
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Suspected Kurd rebels blow up Iran-Turkey gas pipeline

Suspected Kurdish rebels blew up a
pipeline carrying natural gas from Iran to Turkey, forcing the
shutdown of the conduit, officials said on Wednesday.

3 soldiers, 9 Kurdish rebels killed in Turkey clash

Kurdish rebels killed
three Turkish soldiers and nine of their own died in an attack
on a military outpost in south-eastern Turkey, local security
officials said on Tuesday.