{FD} AP Interview: Iraq patriarch looks to life after war with IS

The head of Iraq’s Chaldean Church says that battling extremist “mentality” is key to peaceful coexistence among Iraq’s religious and ethnic groups as the nation emerges from more than three years of war with Islamic State militants.

{FD} Clashes erupt in Iraqi city of Kirkuk over Kurdish vote

Iraq’s ethnically-mixed and contested city of Kirkuk was on a nighttime curfew on Tuesday after clashes erupted there the previous night between Kurds and Turkmen amid preparations for the controversial Kurdish independence referendum next week, a local Turkmen official said.