Move comes as Iraqi forces move to lock down areas ‘disputed’ between Baghdad, Erbil.
Recent protests in Erbil and Duhok are aimed at destabilizing already-volatile region, PM Haider al-Abadi asserts.
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) leader Masoud Barzani will not extend his presidential term beyond November 1, a government official said on Saturday as the KRG Parliament announced it will meet Sunday to redistribute the powers of the president. A statement from Barzani will be read out at the meeting which is set to open at 1100 GMT, parliament said on Saturday.
The remains belong to 50 military and police personnel who had been killed by Daesh terrorist group in Kirkuk province.
Some 1,114 starving children face death because of Assad regime blockade that has been in effect for more than 5 years.
'The situation of at least 350,000 besieged civilians in Eastern Ghouta ... is an outrage,' UN human rights chief warns.