Lahur  Talabani: accused of smuggling, extortion and spying. Photograph: Feriq Ferec/Anadolu Agency/Getty

It was a great story. Lahur Talabani was the south London boy who brought the fight to Islamic State in his native Kurdistan, playing a leading role i(...)

Kurdish security members stand guard near a restaurant where a Turkish consulate employee was killed, in Erbil, Iraq. Photograph: Azad Lashkari/Reuters

At least two people including a Turkish diplomat were shot dead on Wednesday in a rare attack in the capital of Iraq’s northern Kurdish region, local (...)