UN rejects Kurdish independence referendum

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:25 A.M.) - The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Stéphane Dujarric, issued a statement on Sunday that rejected the recent Kurdish independence...

Iraqi transport minister lands in Moscow, ending 13-year break in air...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:15 A.M.) - Flights connection between Russia and Iraq is resumed on Sunday, after 13 years break. Iraqi Transport Minister Kazim Hamami...

Iraqi Vice President says Iraq will not accept ‘another Israel’

In July Iraqi Vice President Nouri Maliki told Sputnik that Kurdistan would be unable to secede because it would be against the constitution of...

“We will only recognize integrated, federal Iraq”: Iran Security Council

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:20 PM) - Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran (SNSC) has on Sunday further clarified...

ISIS throws 4 suicide bombers at US forces in northern Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) - The ISIS terrorist group has launched a large suicide attack against US forces in northern Iraq. According to Coalition reports,...

Kurdish authorities are “playing with fire”: Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (15:00) - The decision by Kurdish authorities to push through with the referendum on secession from the Republic of Iraq equals "playing...

Kurdish independence only benefits US and “Zionist regime”: Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:50 P.M.) - According to an official within Iran's Expediency Council, Ali Akbar Velayati, the existence of a secessionist Kurdish state in...

Iraqi military begins important operation near Syrian border

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) - The Iraqi military has begun an imperative operation along the Syrian border to expel the so-called Islamic State (ISIL)...

Iraqi Kurdistan moves forward with independence referendum

The Rudaw news agency reported Friday that Iraqi Kurdistan parliament had finally approved the independence referendum that would be held on September 25. Iraqi Kurdistan...

Iraqi Parliament dismisses Kurdish independence referendum

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 A.M.) - Members of the Iraqi Parliament voted to dismiss the governor of Kirkuk province Najmiddin Karim, during a session in...