Iraqi Kurds to hold statehood vote in September

/ Jun 8, 2017

Iraqi Kurds to hold statehood vote in September

Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region will hold a referendum on statehood in September, its presidency said Wednesday, despite opposition to independence from Baghdad. Iraqi Kurds largely support the idea of an independent state, but a yes vote in September would only be the start of ...

On the Syrian-Turkey border, Haley confronts civil war's reality

May 25, 2017

On the Syrian-Turkey border, Haley confronts civil war's reality

President Donald Trump’s U.N. envoy set foot Wednesday in the no-man’s-land between Syria and Turkey, witnessing the precarious transfer of aid supplies into a seemingly interminable conflict. That reality is far removed from America’s years-old hope for President Bashar Assad to leave power and ...