Ten thousand years ago, farmers set this legume up for a fall.
A Turkish strike against a key U.S. ally in the fight against ISIS has thrown U.S. plans to stabilize northern Syria into doubt.
The Iraqi government is seeking to regain authority of the region's borders and absorb its security forces into the Iraqi military.
Maj Gen Aziz Weysi Bani writes that the Trump administration has abandoned its Kurdish allies to the benefit of Iran and the forces of savagery.
The controversial history of the Barzani family has taken a series of major blows lately, and its Kurdish rivals blame the current leader for recent chaos.
Following the Kurds' shock loss of Kirkuk, Yazidi fighters with Iranian-backed militias have captured the town of Sinjar.
The Iraqi prime minister rejected the Kurdish vote for independence and parliament has given him military power to oppose it.
Turkey and Iran, traditional foes, have established common ground in Iraq, Syria and Qatar as regional alliances shift.
Citing the "Israeli-Kurd" magazine, pro-government Turkish media spread reports that Iraqi Kurds made a deal with Israel to bring 200,000 Jewish Kurds to Iraq.
Kurdish officials say the political ramifications of suspending the landmark vote are too big to reverse course.
As it recovers from an attempted coup, Turkey has an opportunity to move in a new direction.
Seventy Kurdish hostages were reportedly freed during the mission.
Old rivalries are threatening to undermine the effectiveness of the peshmerga forces, who are fighting ISIS.
Baghdad and Washington are focused on retaking the Islamic State stronghold, while the peshmerga fight for the future of Kurdistan.
Iraqi fears of Kurdish independence heightened by US deployment of military assets to Erbil.
The proceeds of the gig will go to the families of Peshmerga fighters battling Islamic State.