Three weeks after its independence referendum, Iraqi Kurdistan faces an economic threat as neighboring countries threaten to close their border crossings.
US representatives had requested Germany increase their military presence in Syria as the US plans to move its own troops out of Syria in the near future. Germany has said it is already making "significant" contribution.
Opposition party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu was attacked by an angry mob in public and nearly killed — the latest in a spate of such violence. What does the incident say about the political culture in the country?
Baghdad is seeking to fashion itself as a mediator between regional powers, but bringing Riyadh and Tehran closer together could prove to be a difficult task. Iran and Saudi Arabia are at odds across the region.
Kurdish protesters have set fire to tanks and equipment at a Turkish military base in northern Iraq. The incident, the first of its kind, left two protesters dead and reportedly forced Turkish troops to leave the base.
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