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Splits emerging within ISIS in Iraq: sources

Splits emerging within ISIS in Iraq: sources

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Cracks are appearing within the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) amid reports of divisions and confrontation between foreign fighters and local tribesmen in the Iraqi provinces of Nineveh, Salah Al-Din and Anbar. The divisions have emerged...
ISIS no threat to Erbil: Peshmerga official

ISIS no threat to Erbil: Peshmerga official

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters currently pose no threat to the Kurdish capital Erbil, as Peshmerga forces continue to drive Islamist fighters out of Iraq’s semi-autonomous region, a Peshmerga official said. Speaking to Asharq...
Syrian Kurds fail to agree on Geneva II

Syrian Kurds fail to agree on Geneva II

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Negotiations between Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani and delegations from the Kurdish National Council (KNC) and the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) have failed to reach agreement on a formula for attending the...