Kurdistan Regional Government News
Turkey OKs military intervention, warns Iraqi Kurds on vote
The Turkish parliament renewed Saturday a mandate allowing the military to intervene in Iraq and Syria, as officials continued to press Iraqi Kurdish leaders to call off an upcoming independence referendum.
UN chief comes out against Kurdish independence referendum
The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opposes the Sept. 25 independence referendum planned by Iraq's Kurds for the enclave in the country's north
Transcript of AP interview with Iraqi PM
A transcript of an interview Saturday with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Al-Abadi
Iraqi Kurds to vote on independence despite region's fears
Despite calls from Baghdad and the United States to postpone the vote, Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region is pressing ahead with plans to hold a referendum on independence September 25
Wife of ISIS Figure Charged in American Woman Kayla Mueller's Death
The U.S. Department of Justice today charge the wife of a top ISIS leader today for her role in a “conspiracy” that led to the death of American aid worker Kayla Mueller , who was reported killed in Syria a year ago. It was unclear Monday night whether the U.S. was expecting to take custody of
Inside the ISIS Prison Raid That Left US Service Member Dead
A U.S. special operations service member died in a Kurdish-led hostage rescue mission in northern Iraq today that freed 70 Arab hostages being held by ISIS. The fatality marks the first U.S. death from hostile fire in Iraq since a training mission began there in June 2014. More than 30 U.S. ground
Car Bomb Explodes Outside US Embassy in Iraq
A car bomb was detonated outside the U.S. embassy in Erbil, Iraq, in the northern part of the country.
Gen. Martin Dempsey: ISIS Becoming 'Harder to Target'
ABC News' Martha Raddatz goes one-on-one with Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey on the battle against ISIS.
'This Week' Transcript: General Martin Dempsey
Below is the rush transcript of "This Week" on October 12, 2014. It may contain errors. MARTHA RADDATZ , HOST: On ABC THIS WEEK, breaking right now -- Ebola emergency. A health care worker in Dallas tests positive for the killer virus, the first possible transmission of Ebola on U.S. soil. How did
Escalating Violence Fuels Syrian Refugee Crisis
As violence escalates across Syria, the number of refugees crossing into the country’s four neighbours – Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey- almost doubled each night this week, according to the U.N. “We’ve had approximately 500 Syrians daily seeking refuge from the conflict, but in the...