The loss of control of Kirkuk oil fields is likely to starve the KRG of vital oil revenue and cause deep concern to global trading houses.
The Kurds held a referendum on independence on September 25 that Baghdad called illegal.
The end of the caliphate has opened fresh sectarian, ethnic and political fault lines that will suffuse the region in harsh competitions and conflicts for years to come.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, but a statement from the group did not provide evidence to support its claim.
Kurdish Peshmerga forces withdrew from the town, located on the Zab river, after battling the advancing Iraqi troops with machine guns and mortars.
After more than a decade and a half of international intervention in Afghanistan, corruption, insecurity, waste, and other problems mean around two-thirds of Afghan girls still do not go to school, a rights group has said.
A path toward reconciliation will be a long, arduous test of nerves that could expose the US-backed war effort in Iraq to risks from insurgents and militants.
ISIS’s self-declared caliphate effectively collapsed in July, when US-backed Iraqi forces re-took Mosul, the group’s de facto capital in Iraq, after a gruelling nine-month battle.
Investigators remain largely in the dark after running down more than 1,000 leads seeking clues to what drove Stephen Paddock to carry out the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq news service.
Several hundred Mosul residents,including taxi drivers, Iraqi soldiers and defectors from ISIS, provided crucial information on ISIS militants.
An ISIS militant was responsible for the attack, the group’s Amaq news agency said.
The Edmonton Mayor said it was a lone-wolf attack that PM Trudeau called as “another example of the hate that we must remain ever vigilant against.”
The ‘Lion of Al-Lat’ statue was one of several ancient monuments damaged by ISIS at Palmyra, the ancient city in central Syria.
Turkey has been battling a three-decade insurgency in its largely Kurdish southeast and fears the referendum will inflame separatist tensions at home.
For IS militants, unlike Socrates, only an “unexamined life” is worth living.
The charges levelled against the British citizen of Bangladeshi origin by the Delhi police’s special cell raise grave doubts about the agency’s intentions.
On Monday, five US and British government sources said it was possible that the attack was “inspired” by ISIS via its extensive array of internet-based propaganda.
In a setback for the Iraqi government and western powers who pushed for dialogue, the plebiscite will go ahead as planned, later this month.
Security officials described Thursday’s attacks as an attempt to send a message to ISIS followers that the group is still strong and can operate in other parts of Iraq following its territorial losses.
The blast outside Kabul International Cricket Stadium took place during a match in Afghanistan’s Shpageeza Cricket League.
US troops supporting Kurdish and Sunni Arab fighters battling ISIS in Syria have been wrestling with how to respond to hostile actions by Iranian-backed forces.
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It is the largest group of foreigners linked to ISIS to be held by Iraqi forces since they began driving the militants from Mosul and other areas in northern Iraq last year, an aid official said.
Rohingya refugees having been crossing over to Bangladesh in large numbers, but Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not bring up this issue on his recent trip to Myanmar.
This marks the first time ISIS has publicly agreed to a forced evacuation from territory it held in Syria.
A four-year-old boy photographed in a Kabul mosque last week as police desperately tried to call him to safety during an attack by ISIS gunmen is back with his family.
ISIS, which has launched several attacks against minority Shi’ite targets in Afghanistan, claimed responsibility for the attack.
A six-year civil war that has claimed well over 400,000 lives could deprive future Syrians, and the world at large, of this long-standing heritage.
Though both are fighting ISIS, Moscow backs the Syrian government, whereas the US military backs a collection of Kurdish and Arab forces.
Police said they tracked 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub to a rural area near Barcelona and shot him after he held up what looked like an explosives belt
US President Donald Trump has promised a stepped-up military campaign against Taliban insurgents who have gained ground against the US-backed Afghan government.
Hezbollah fighters and Syrian soldiers were “tightening the noose” on ISIS in the barren frontier region, the military media unit run by Hezbollah said.
Since it is unrealistic to protect every public space against the rising vehicle-ramming attacks, there is a need to target the roots of radicalisation to prevent them.
A suspected Islamist militant drove into a crowd in Barcelona, killing 13 people. The driver is yet to be found.
Dozens of displaced residents are returning to Mosul after the nine-month battle to recapture ISIS’s Iraqi stronghold, but devastation and jihadist threats remain.
Fear of conscription has been a major sticking point in the local agreements, encouraging residents to leave for rebel-held areas of northern Syria.
The group killed at least 18 people in attacks on parliament in Tehran and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini on June 7.
The capture of a Pakistani teenager who travelled 2,000 km across two countries to commit a suicide attack gives police a rare glimpse into a militant network suspected of a surge in sectarian violence.
About 2,000 ISIS fighters are estimated to remain in the Syrian city of Raqqa, fighting for their survival in the face of an offensive by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, a senior US official said on Friday.