Jul 29, 2014 — A U.S. judge says an order she gave late Monday to impound a tanker carrying $100 million in oil off the coast of Galveston, Texas, cannot be enforced.
Jul 15, 2014 — Iraq's Kurdish region sits on vast amounts of oil. The regional government says it has the right to export the oil. But Baghdad is blocking those sales, saying only it has the right to sell Iraqi oil.
Jul 11, 2014 — The Kurdish political bloc also suspended all participation in the government. The moves further imperil Iraq's already tenuous unity.
Jun 27, 2014 — As the Iraqi army crumbled before militants this month, the nation's ethnic Kurds are taking back long-sought areas and revisiting the dream of declaring themselves an independent state.
Jun 19, 2014 — While much of the country is in turmoil, the Kurdish areas in northern Iraq have remained peaceful. The upheaval could help advance the Kurds' long-standing quest for an independent state.
Jun 12, 2014 — Al-Qaida-linked fighters have taken Mosul and Tikrit, while Kurdish fighters have seized Kirkuk. President Obama says he hasn't ruled out any options for a U.S. response.
May 8, 2013 — In a landmark first step, thousands of militant Kurdish fighters of the PKK are pulling out of Turkey and into northern Iraq. There's cautious optimism about the process, which has failed before. Kurds say unless Turkey reforms its policy toward Kurds, the militants won't disarm completely.
Mar 21, 2013 — The jailed leader of the Kurdish rebels says it's a "new era" and calls for a cease-fire in a war against Turkey that has lasted for nearly three decades.
Jan 10, 2013 — There are fears that the murders are aimed at scuttling talks between the Turkish government and the jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).