Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani says Kurds voted "yes" to independence in a referendum conducted in defiance of the government in Baghdad and which has angered their neighbors and their US allies.
Parliamentary elections have been held in semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan. A year after a failed bid for independence, one of the parties has said it will not recognize the results.
The Iraqi parliament has elected veteran Kurdish politician Barham Salih as president. The vote threw a spotlight on the deep divisions within the Kurdish camp.
President of the autonomous region of Kurdistan has told parliament he will not seek an extension after his term expires on November 1. The announcement came amid an escalating row with Baghdad over Kurdish independence.
Where can Iraq's Yazidis live in the future? Their home, Sinjar, has been liberated, but the "Islamic State" genocide that began on August 3, 2014, has left an indelible mark on their city. Sandra Petersmann reports.
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