Present-day politics may have been less important than a long shared history between the Kurds and the Jews.
In a region where few people agree on anything, neighbors and allies are pressing the Kurds to delay a vote they say could unleash violence.
President Trump’s former campaign chairman has continued soliciting international business even as his past international work is under investigation.
Thousands have been returning to western Mosul after Iraqi forces pushed ISIS out of the city. The Salman family moves back amid risks and widespread damage to their neighborhood. They now hope to rebuild.
If Iraq is “threatened by the use of force outside the law,” Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in an interview, “then we will intervene militarily.”
A referendum on Kurdish independence is favored by Kurds and opposed by every major power in the region.
President Trump brokered a phone call with the leaders of Qatar and Saudi Arabia that later resulted in dueling, ill-tempered statements.
Kurdish leaders hope the referendum will draw the outside world’s attention to the Kurds’ dysfunctional relationship with the Iraqi government.
The Kurdistan Regional Government’s representative in Washington takes issue with an editorial.
At least three gunmen wearing explosive vests attacked the state-run power station near Samarra, forcing it to shut down.
American officials say the pace of the fight against the Islamic State is not slowing, even as the militants’ territory continues to shrink.
Iraqi commanders attributed the comparatively light damage to an escape corridor they had purposely left so the fighters would flee into the desert.
Even with the Islamic State on the run, U.S. advisers grapple with political and military problems in wresting Iraqi and Syrian towns from extremists.
The battle for Tal Afar, which lasted just 11 days, was another sign that the militant group’s days of administering territory are numbered.
American airstrikes stranded a convoy of 670 ISIS militants in the middle of Syria, as other warplanes bombed fighters coming to their rescue.
Visits to key military bases create contrasting impressions, including between service members and their commander in chief.
Scholars have debated for decades the purpose of 60 numbers written on a small clay tablet. Two Australian mathematicians believe they have figured it out.