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Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the Turkish city of Diyarbakır today for the funerals of three female Kurdish activists shot dead in Paris last week.
Attack had the hallmarks of al-Qa'ida in Mesopotamia and is aimed at fuelling tensions
Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr visited the president of the autonomous northern Kurdistan region yesterday seeking to ease tensions between Baghdad and the Kurds that have threatened the coalition government.
World View: Its three main communities – Shia, Sunni and Kurd – cannot seem to run the country together, and yet none can run it alone
Ypres and Palestine, the Jewish Holocaust and Iraqi Kurdistan.
A suspected suicide bomber blew himself up next to a police vehicle in Istanbul's busy Taksim Square yesterday, injuring at least 32 people, 15 of them police officers.
Two American hikers who have been held in a Tehran prison for more than a year will face trial at the Revolutionary Court early next month charged with espionage and illegally entering the country, their lawyer in Iran confirmed yesterday.
Kurdish rebels will end their military ceasefire at the end of the month if Turkey hounds its supporters and prepares for an attempt to rout the group after 26 years of conflict, their leader told The Independent from his mountain hideout in northern Iraq.
The Iraqi government's decision to reassert its authority by executing the men who stoned to death Dua Khalil Aswad threatens more sectarian bloodshed.
Negotiations begin among potential coalition partners against a backdrop of rising sectarian tensions
Bombs detonated in city apartment blocks kill at least 25 / Sunnis appear to have turned out to vote in large numbers
Ali Hassan al-Majid was one of the great monsters of the 20th century and carried out one of its vilest crimes. It was he who gave the orders for hundreds of thousands of Kurds to be gassed and the survivors massacred in 1987 and 1988. "The armed forces must kill any human being or animal present," he decreed.
After 18 years in power, ruling parties face wave of protest over corruption
American forces will soon start to withdraw, leaving a power vacuum that Sunnis, Shias and Kurds hope to fill
Government relents and allows foreign-owned companies a majority stake in projects to boost production
Violence between Iraqi Kurds and Arabs is threatening an all out conflict that could complicate US plans to withdraw troops