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With a crumbling economy, rampant corruption and unpaid salaries, Iraqi Kurdistan's woes are intricately linked to the wider problems the country faces as a whole.

Kurd-on-Kurd violence intensifies between the PKK and the KRG, while Iraq's October Revolution is being revived and continued.

Iraq's Kurdish authorities target media amid social unrest

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Iraq's Kurdish authorities target media amid social unrest

As social unrest grows in Iraq's Kurdish region, media outlets are facing increasing pressure from authorities for their role in covering anti-government protests.

Russian, Iranian fighters killed and injured in Syria airstrikes

The New Arab Staff

Russian, Iranian fighters killed and injured in Syria airstrikes

Three Russian soldiers have reportedly been injured in a Turkish strike near a Kurdish-controlled town in northeast Syria, while suspected ...

Turkish fire kills Kurdish civilian during joint Syria patrol

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish fire kills Kurdish civilian during joint Syria patrol

Kurdish authorities say Turkish forces on joint patrol with Russia first used tear gas on demonstrators and then opened live fire, killing one ...

The New Arab & agencies

Kurdish forces reject Assad regime's call to join army

Kurdish forces have rejected a call to join the Syrian regime's army and police.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime call for Kurdish forces to join military

Kurdish forces have been told to join the Syrian regime military.

The New Arab & agencies

Riot in IS camp as Turkish offensive continues

Several international governments including the US and Russia have expressed fear over the possibility of Islamic State fighters escaping ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Israel visits and child torture

The New Arab's round-up of under-reported stories from Iraq this week focuses on ties with Israel, reports of child torture and the fate of ...

Gunmen storm government building in Iraq-Kurdish capital Erbil

The New Arab & agencies

Gunmen storm government building in Iraq-Kurdish capital Erbil

It was not immediately clear what sparked the attack on the compound in the usually secure Kurdish regional capital.

The New Arab

Hundreds of Syrians rounded up for SDF military service

Ethnic tensions in Syria's east bubble over as Arab locals demand the end to forced Kurdish-led SDF military service of their children.

Iraqis 'forcibly disappeared' by Kurdish forces, says HRW

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Iraqis 'forcibly disappeared' by Kurdish forces, says HRW

Kurdish police and soldiers have been accused by Human Rights Watch of the enforced disappearance of at least 350 Iraqis, suspected of being ...

Kurdistan region accuses Baghdad of 'preparing attack' on Kirkuk

The New Arab

Kurdistan region accuses Baghdad of 'preparing attack' on Kirkuk

KRG’s Security Council claimed Baghdad was preparing its forces to launch a major attack on Peshmerga forces in oil-rich Kirkuk on Wednesday, an ...

Baghdad-Erbil standoff triggers an 'arms race' in mixed Kirkuk

The New Arab

Baghdad-Erbil standoff triggers an 'arms race' in mixed Kirkuk

In-depth: The standoff between Baghdad and Erbil following the Kurdish vote in favour of independence in September is triggering an 'arms race' ...

Kurdistan government 'punishing' families of Yazidi fighters: HRW

The New Arab

Kurdistan government 'punishing' families of Yazidi fighters: HRW

Human Rights Watch says the Kurdish Regional Government has expelled Yazidi families, forcing them to return to Sinjar, because of their ...

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Turkish airstrike in Iraq kills 18 Kurdish Peshmerga forces

At least 18 Kurdish Peshmerga forces were killed in a Turkish airstrike targeting members of the outlawed PKK party in Iraq and Syria, officials said on Tuesday.

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Kurdish authorities 'evicting Arabs from Kirkuk'

Hundreds of Arab families have had their homes destroyed on orders by Kurdish authorities, said Human Rights Watch, in the wake of the IS attack ...

Aras Ahmed Mhamad

Atrocities against journalists undermine global reputation of the Kurds

Comment: The impunity of those who murder press workers erodes claims that Kurdistan operates under the rule of law, writes Aras Ahmed.

The New Arab & agencies

Suicide bomber 'kills five Kurdish police' in Syria

Five Kurdish policemen have been killed, and four others wounded, after an attack at a checkpoint in Syria's city of Qamishli.

Assad vs The Kurds: The Syrian war's latest battle-line

Yvo Fitzherbert

Assad vs The Kurds: The Syrian war's latest battle-line

Comment: Damascus is stoking the fires of ethnic hatred to keep Kurdish fighters from turning their weapons on Assad's troops, writes Yvo ...

The New Arab

Deadly clashes erupt between Syrian regime and Kurdish forces

At least seven fighters were killed on Wednesday in rare clashes between Syrian regime and Kurdish forces in the northeastern city of Qamishli.

Free Syrian Army rebuts Putin's claims about joint cooperation

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Free Syrian Army rebuts Putin's claims about joint cooperation

Senior figures in opposition-aligned Free Syrian Army have denied claims made Friday by Vladimir Putin regarding support for the FSA, telling ...

US Kurdish ally committed 'war crimes' in Syria

AAAJ and agencies

US Kurdish ally committed 'war crimes' in Syria

Forced displacement and home demolitions in northern Syria amounting to war crimes were carried out by US allied Syrian Kurdish political party ...

War on IS: Isolating Mosul from Anbar

Ali al-Izzawi

War on IS: Isolating Mosul from Anbar

Washington reportedly plans to isolate the Islamic State group in Iraq from its branches in Syria, and five main bridges between border ...

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