Iraq halts international flights to Kurdistan Region
Iraq's central government has suspended international flights to and from the Kurdistan Region, as pressure mounts after Monday's independence referendum. Baghdad had said only domestic flights would be allowed from 18:00 (15:00 GMT) on Friday ...
Tillerson says Kurdish independence referendum is illegitimate
Last flight departs as Iraq imposes ban for Kurdish independence vote
Foreigners rush to leave Iraq's Kurdish territory ahead of flight ban imposed after independence referendum
US confirms additional 50 civilian deaths in Iraq, Syria
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WASHINGTON: The U.S. military says it has confirmed an additional 50 civilians killed by U.S. coalition air or artillery strikes in Iraq and Syria. That raises the total number of civilians assessed to have been unintentionally killed by the coalition ...
US-led forces acknowledge killing 50 more civilians in Iraq, Syria
Military Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq
US-led coalition confirms killing 50 civilians in Iraq, Syria in August
Iraq Threatens To Cut Off Kurdish Region's Airports After Independence Vote
Iraq's government says it will block international flights from the region's airports, a retaliatory move after the country's Kurdish region overwhelmingly voted in favor of independence. More than 92 percent voted to separate from Iraq, according to ...
Kurdistan referendum: Iraq cuts off all foreign flights to Kurdish capital Irbil
Iraq Escalates Dispute With Kurds, Threatening Military Action
Kurdistan votes for independence from Iraq with 93% saying 'yes'
Treat Puerto Rico hurricane like rebuilding Iraq and Afghanistan
Today, several thousand Coast Guard and other U.S. military personnel are busy helping Puerto Rico's 3.4 million inhabitants, with patriotism and courage and compassion and grit. But the overall approach might be best described as a modest response to ...
Iraqi Kurds face airway isolation after independence vote
The nonbinding referendum -- in which the Kurds voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence from Iraq -- was billed by Kurdish leaders as an exercise in self-determination. The idea of an independent state has been central to Kurdish politics for ...
Poppies of Iraq by Brigitte Findakly review – childhood memories of Mosul
The events of recent years make it hard to imagine Mosul without seeing a city shattered by war. But when Findakly's French mother moved to Iraq in the 1950s, she was the one drawing sympathy. “Because she was from a country that had been through five ...
ADF's bombing raids could have killed two children in Iraq
Two children are feared to be among those killed in separate bombing raids in Iraq involving the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Key points: Two incidents of civilian casualties in West Mosul involved Australian aircraft or personnel; Iraqi forces ...
Australian forces involved in civilian deaths in Iraq
Two children killed in airstrikes in Iraq carried out by Australian Defence troops
From Spain to Iraq, states have to see that suppressing secession won't work
Earlier this month the Kurds, the world's largest “people without a state”, voted to secede from Iraq, not to mention the Kurdish regions of Iran and Turkey. War beckons. Secession in Ukraine has produced two de facto states. Yemen is fighting itself ...
British troops' £400m armoured vehicles brought in for Iraq and Afghanistan 'break down in hot weather'
British troops claim the £400m Foxhound armoured vehicles brought in to "deal with the demanding conditions in Iraq" are breaking down in hot weather. The vehicles, which replaced the heavily criticised lightly armoured Snatch Land Rovers after 37 ...
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Iraq Imposes Flight Ban on Kurds After Independence Vote
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Iraq imposed a flight ban on its semiautonomous Kurdish region on Friday, retaliating against a landmark referendum this week in which the Kurds voted overwhelmingly to secede from the rest of the country. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's office said ...