Tagged: iraq

A Stark Warning for Iraq’s Kurds

Iraq is prepared to intervene militarily if the Kurdish region’s planned independence referendum results in violence. The country’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi made the statement to the Associated Press news agency on Saturday. He...


Iraqi Kurds to Hold Independence Referendum

The parliament of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region approved a plan to hold a referendum on independence on September 25, ignoring Iraqi, Iranian and Turkish opposition as well as US and Western concern that the...


Iraqi Kurds Campaign for Independence

Iraqi Kurds took to the streets in celebration early Tuesday morning (Sept. 5) marking the official start of campaigns for the region’s upcoming referendum. Despite calls from Baghdad and the US to postpone the...