ISIL is in full retreat in Iraq and Syria, where its last urban centre, al-Bukamal, is under seige.
The quake was felt as far south as Baghdad, some 300 km away.
Deaths are reported in Iran after an earthquake in Iraq sparks panic.
It’s part of proposed legislation that would see religious courts restored.
The Iraqis, the Kurds and the struggle for oil "rich" Kirkuk
Euronews caught up with members of the Kurdish community in Brussels to ask about their hopes and fears for Kurdistan.
The autonomous region held
President Massoud Barzani announces he will step down after his failed independence bid
Barzani's announcement came as a shock to the Iraqi Kurdish population
When it comes to the Kurds of northern Iraq, the West has chosen realpolitik over moral consistency, writes Shlomo Avineri
Kurdistan government offers to put independence vote results on hold to enable talks with Baghdad
One of them spoke to Euronews about his fear of sectarian reprisals, just three weeks after a banned vote for Kurdish independence.
Iraqi soldiers have seized Kirkuk in an attempt to quash an independence bid following a referendum in the region
With airport and oil fields reclaimed Iraqi forces push deeper into Kurdish-held Kirkuk.
Iraqi government forces say they control vast areas of the Kurdish-held region of Kirkuk after a major operation aimed at taking over an airbase and oilfields.
Fighting has flared in Iraq between Kurdish forces and Shi’ite militia in a town south of the contested city of Kirkuk.
No one was reportedly
The veteran Kurdish leader's body was flown to his home town from Germany where he died on Tuesday
That means the only area the Islamic State group still control in Iraq is a stretch alongside the western border with Syria.
The Kurds nervously eye joint Iraqi and Iranian military exercises near their border.
Baghdad imposes reliatory ban on international flights to and from the Kurdistan region of Iraq
The central Iraqi government has told the Kurds in Erbil their international flights will be embargoed from Friday 6pm local time.