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Clashes erupt in Iraqi city of Kirkuk over Kurdish vote

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:15:54 GMT2017-09-19T09:15:54Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's ethnically-mixed and contested city of Kirkuk was on a nighttime curfew on Tuesday after clashes erupted there the previous night between Kurds and Turkmen amid preparations for the controversial Kurdish independence referendum next week, a local Turkmen official said....



Iraq's top court suspends Kurdish region's independence vote

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:13:46 GMT2017-09-18T18:13:46Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region's referendum on independence that's due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi Kurds to call off the controversial vote....



The Latest: Turkey warns Kurds against 'artificial' state

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:25:50 GMT2017-09-18T13:25:50Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Latest on the independence referendum scheduled for later this month in Iraq's semi-autonomous northern Kurdish region (all times local):...



UN chief comes out against Kurdish independence referendum

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:51:54 GMT2017-09-17T20:51:54Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- 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....



Islamic State suicide bombers attack coalition base in Iraq

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:44:11 GMT2017-09-17T08:44:11Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The U.S.-led coalition says several Islamic State suicide bombers have attacked one of its bases in northern Iraq, without causing any Iraqi or foreign casualties....