Kurdistan Regional Government News
Iraqi Kurdish independence gamble backfires
In ongoing standoff following a referendum for an independent state separate from Iraq, Kurds in northwestern Iraq have suffered significant losses, including areas that supply much of the region's revenue. Iraqi Kurds lost another major territory on Tuesday to Baghdad, surrendering the town of
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...
The Presidential Planner
Keeping focus on the economy, President Obama today will meet with the Middle Class Task Force at the White House. Set up a year ago this week, the task force has held 11 meetings around the county and at the White House.
New Year, Big Changes for U.S. Troops in Iraq
The New Year will bring change to Iraq. It is the year of the planned handover of control to Iraqi forces and the year of elections. The coming year will bring restrictive new rules for American troops, and plenty of white-knuckle uncertainties as Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds, and factions within each
Lobbyists for Foreign Governments Raise Money, Get Clinton, McCain Meetings
White House Hopefuls Clinton And McCain Have the Most Fundraisers Who Lobby for Foreign Countries