Arbil - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Arbil


U.S. orders non-emergency embassy staff to leave Baghdad, Arbil

May 15, 2019 - 7:31 PM

A State Department advisory announcing the partial embassy closures warns of numerous terrorist and insurgent groups active in Iraq

US-IRAN TENSIONS. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) walks with Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs at the State Department David Satterfield and Charge D'affaires at the US Embassy in Baghdad Joey Hood (2nd R) upon arrival in Baghdad for meetings on May 7, 2019. File photo by  Mandel Ngan/Pool/AFP

Pope says Christians 'being driven from Mideast'

Dec 06, 2014 - 11:47 PM

Thousands of Christians are taking refuge in Arbil after jihadists in June overran Mosul Iraq s second city forcing hundreds of thousands of Christians and members of the Yazidi community to flee their homes

MAKING A POINT. Pope Francis gives a press conference aboard the plane carrying him back to Rome at the end of a five-day trip to South-Korea, on August 18, 2014. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Suicide car bomb hits Iraqi Kurdish capital

Nov 19, 2014 - 6:16 PM

Provincial council spokesman Hamza Hamed says there are casualties from the attack though the number is not immediately clear

Iraq Kurd fighters leave base for Syria deployment

Oct 28, 2014 - 8:55 PM

Dozens of military trucks are seen leaving the base northeast of Kurdish regional capital Arbil from which officers said fighters bound for Kobane would depart

Kurdish people watch the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, from the southeastern village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province, on October 19, 2014. Bulent Kilic/AFP

Kerry to visit Saudi Arabia on Friday for Iraq talks

Jun 26, 2014 - 12:22 AM

US Secretary of State John Kerry will talk to Saudi Arabia s King Abdullah about how we can counter the sheer threat that is posed by ISIS

Iraq's Arbil Citadel granted World Heritage status

Jun 22, 2014 - 12:19 AM

A member of the Iraqi delegation says the inclusion is a gift made to my people and all the communities of Iraq who are in such need of a note of optimism right now

A file photo of Iraq's Erbil Citadel taken in 2008. Agence France-Presse