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Analysis: Iraqi Kurdistan hopes to avoid becoming entangled in a regional cold war.

Iraq's new government has been completed, authorities confirmed on Saturday.

Bankrupt Kurdistan is no longer 'the other Iraq'

Judit Neurink

Bankrupt Kurdistan is no longer 'the other Iraq'

Comment: The Kurdistan region of Iraq has hit rock bottom. What was once a promising 'other Iraq' is now a politically and financially bankrupt disappointment, writes Judit Neurink.

Oil price crash plunges Iraqi Kurdistan into crisis

Sofia Nitti

Oil price crash plunges Iraqi Kurdistan into crisis

A crash in oil prices has plunged Iraqi Kurdistan into economic crisis, with Baghdad's budget cuts adding to the region's financial woes.

Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Areas outside Syrian regime control remain at a major disadvantage in battling Covid-19, with fears that the coronavirus could be more ...

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Syrian Kurdish authorities ban journalist who 'offended martyrs'

Rudaw reporter Vivian Fatah has been banned from reporting for two months after she said Syrian Kurdish fighters were 'killed' rather than 'martyred'.

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Irked US squeezes Iraq with cash delays, short waivers

Washington's patience with Iraq over its ties with neighbouring Iran seems to be running out.

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Trump agrees US-Iraq 'security partnership'

More than 5,000 US troops are based in Iraq.

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'President of Iran' Barham Salih meets Trump in Davos

The White House quickly changed the video's title to hide the error, but not before screenshots of the gaffe were circulated widely on social ...

Iraqi Kurds blast Hezbollah chief Nasrallah over IS comments

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Iraqi Kurds blast Hezbollah chief Nasrallah over IS comments

The Iraqi Kurdish authority has issued a scathing response to claims by Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah that former Kurdish leader Masoud ...

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American VP avoids Baghdad leaders on 'stealthy' Iraq visit

In his first visit as vice president, Pence visited American troops at Ain al-Asad base in western Iraq's Anbar province, but was not expected ...

Protesters renew Iraq demonstrations in defiance of deadly crackdown

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Protesters renew Iraq demonstrations in defiance of deadly crackdown

Protesters in Iraq have defied a government crackdown which has left more than 300 people dead and renewed anti-corruption protests, as the UN ...

Nechirvan <em>Barzani</em>, Iraq's new Kurdistan president, is sworn in

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Nechirvan Barzani, Iraq's new Kurdistan president, is sworn in

Nechirvan Barzani was sworn in Monday as Iraqi Kurdistan's second president, succeeding his uncle and veteran leader Massud ...

The Iraq Report: Joint Turkey-Iran offensive against Kurds commences

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The Iraq Report: Joint Turkey-Iran offensive against Kurds commences

This week, Turkey attempts to terminate the PKK threat emanating from Iraq, Kurdish factions elect Nechirvan Barzani and Shia clerics ...

Iraqi Kurdistan elects Nechirvan <em>Barzani</em> as new president

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Iraqi Kurdistan elects Nechirvan Barzani as new president

Nechirvan Barzani, the nephew of former president Masoud Barzani, was elected by 68 Kurdish MPs amid a boycott by the ...

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Instability prevents Iraqi Yazidi refugees from returning to Sinjar

Four years after the Yazidi majority town of Sinjar was recaptured from IS, many of its inhabitants remain refugees while the PKK gains a foothold in the town.

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Turkish FM visits Erbil for talks with Iraqi-Kurdish leaders

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region on Sunday, as part of a two-day visit to ...

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Iraqi Yazidis to accept children of IS 'sex slaves'

Thousands of Yazidi women were forced into slavery by IS and raped in 2014. Yazidis now say that the children of these rapes will be accepted ...

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Prince of IS-ravaged Yazidi community dies in Germany

Prince Tahseen Said Ali died in a German hospital aged 85, according to the head of the Iraqi Kurdish region's head of Yazidi affairs.

Baghdad to summon Turkey envoy over Kurdish protester death

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Baghdad to summon Turkey envoy over Kurdish protester death

Iraq said it would summon the Turkish ambassador over the death of a Kurdish protester after Turkish troops opened fire on demonstrators a day ...

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Iraq approves three new ministers amid political deadlock

Iraq's parliament approved three new ministers on Tuesday but broke up before voting on the five remaining posts, leaving the deadlock over ...

Iraqi-Kurdish cooperation in Kirkuk vital for defeating Islamic State

Paul Iddon

Iraqi-Kurdish cooperation in Kirkuk vital for defeating Islamic State

Comment: Baghdad must recognise that a multiethnic joint security force would be much more effective at disrupting Islamic State activity, ...

Top Kurdish leader, Iraq premier meet as ties thaw

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Top Kurdish leader, Iraq premier meet as ties thaw

Massoud Barzani met with Iraq's new prime minister on Thursday in a further sign of improving ties between Baghdad and Erbil.

The Yazidis: What future for those who survived IS?

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

The Yazidis: What future for those who survived IS?

The New Arab Meets: Bushra and Bashida, two Yazidi sisters who share their stories on Islamic State group atrocities and researcher Barzan ...

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