He is inquiring about the latest developments in the operation to liberate Mosul



The confrontations took place just outside the Kurdish city of Mahabad




The fastest path is to refer the case through the United Nations Security Council, said a Kurdish official 



Scores of international envoys and diplomats attended a concert by the Kurdistan Orchestra in Erbil



The jihadist group is pressuring residents to obey and fight for them, a local Kurdish activist says



No truth to the reports which claim that the Saudi Consulate in Erbil has sent “terrorist groups” to Iran, Saudi consulate general in Erbil says



Kurdistan Region President calls on political parties to launch talks with Baghdad over referendum 



The party faces no prohibition for recruiting teenagers from the area, Sheikh Hasan claims



IS has also lost a sizable proportion of territory over the last few weeks