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The coach journey from Diyarbakir to Erbil is an arduous one on the best of days. It takes around 12 hours to travel between the two Kurdish cities in Turkey and Iraq, with regular stops for tea and a lengthy wait on the border.
The conflict between Turkey's government and its Kurdish population will only get worse if no agreement is reached. A ceasefire might last this time
Suicide bombers killed at least 16 people outside the police headquarters in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk today in the third such attack in the region in recent weeks.
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.
Maliki's demands for handover of rival heighten fears of sectarian strife
Composer Akyol's family hails from Dersim, where Turks murdered Kurds in 1934.
One person has been killed and 47 others injured during overnight protests in the northern Iraqi city of Sulaimaniyah, police and hospital officials said.
Ypres and Palestine, the Jewish Holocaust and Iraqi Kurdistan.
Two Iraqi refugees facing deportation to Baghdad made a dramatic escape from an asylum detention centre but were recaptured by police using dogs and a helicopter.
When Jake Hess began investigating human rights abuses, he didn't expect to be locked up and interrogated himself
Since 2003, persecuted reporters facing new threats to freedom of expression
The Iraqi government's decision to reassert its authority by executing the men who stoned to death Dua Khalil Aswad threatens more sectarian bloodshed.
The only thing keeping Arabs and Kurds from fighting is the glue of US occupation
Calls for end to monopoly control of power generate strong results for Goran party
As the Iraqi region goes to the polls, many are blaming the growth in inequality on an entrenched political establishment. Patrick Cockburn reports
After 18 years in power, ruling parties face wave of protest over corruption