Kurds seize Islamic State arms and ammunition near Kobani

Kurdish fighters captured six buildings used by Islamic State fighters besieging the Syrian town of Kobani on Tuesday, and seized a large amount of the militant group’s weapons and ammunition, a group monitoring the war said. Islamic State has been trying to take control of the town, also known as Ayn al-Arab, for more than […]

Iraq Warns Turkey Over Separate Kurdish Oil Deal

Baghdad warned Turkey on Sunday that its separate oil deal with Iraq’s northern self-ruled Kurdish region could damage trade relations, the latest sign of tension between the two neighbors. This month, Iraq’s Kurds announced that they have started exporting crude oil and gas to Turkey. The goal is to barter it for refined petroleum products […]