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Turkey is being asked to answer for its actions in bombing Kurdish rebels in Iraq.

Analysis: While many Iraqis oppose any foreign troop presence in their country, their leaders have often proven more selective about which ones they oppose and support, writes Paul Iddon.

The Iraq Report: Turkey threatens to invade Iraq

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Turkey threatens to invade Iraq

Our weekly round-up of the latest from Iraq.

Regional alliance punishing Iraq's Kurds for referendum cannot last

Bashdar Ismaeel

Regional alliance punishing Iraq's Kurds for referendum cannot last

Analysis: Determination to derail Kurdish statehood aspirations led to the emergence of a newfound Ankara-Baghdad-Tehran alliance, but this ...

Minorities in north Iraq rebuild their lives after IS

The New Arab & agencies

Minorities in north Iraq rebuild their lives after IS

Places of worship, such as those of Christians, Yazidis and other minorities, were targeted by IS, and many fled their homes during the three ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi Yazidis celebrate restoration of temple destroyed by IS

Iraq's Yazidi community have celebrated the restoration of a temple in Bashiqa, one of 68 temples destroyed by Islamic State militants.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi PM Abadi arrives in Turkey for Erdogan talks

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi arrived in Turkey on Wednesday for talks with president Erdogan as ties between the two countries warm amid staunch ...

Gareth Browne

Abadi's capture of Kirkuk might just save Iraq

Comment: Abadi's recapture of Kirkuk doesn't render him an enemy of the Kurdish cause, but he and the Kurds need each other to avoid a vicious ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish army says soldier killed in northern Iraq

A Turkish soldier was killed and three others wounded on Friday in an attack by Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, Turkey's army said.

Iraqis tell terrorists: you are not wanted

Mohammed Al-Jumaily

Iraqis tell terrorists: you are not wanted

Comment: Grassroots activists are coming together to repair the colossal damage done to their society and heritage by the Islamic State group, ...

Paul Iddon

Turkey's positioning against Syrian and Iraqi Kurds could backfire

Analysis: Having fought a Kurdish insurgency for 40 years, Erdogan's threats are understandable, but they conflate two different situations for ...

The Iraq Report: Is an independent Kurdistan emerging?

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Is an independent Kurdistan emerging?

Analysis: The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

The Kurds deserve their vote on independence

Paul Iddon

The Kurds deserve their vote on independence

Comment: Given the numerous past atrocities against them and their fight against IS, it is high time the Kurds received recognition on the world ...

Turkish Foreign Minister arrives in Baghdad for official visit

The New Arab

Turkish Foreign Minister arrives in Baghdad for official visit

The Turkish foreign minister's visit to Iraq comes a day after US Defence Secretary James Mattis' visit to the country.

Battle of the bottle: Iraq's love-hate relationship with booze

Paul Iddon

Battle of the bottle: Iraq's love-hate relationship with booze

Analysis: While Iraq's drinking culture is not as open and vibrant as it once was, there are bright embers of that dying fire still glowing ...

Paul Iddon

Turkey's long-term interest in Kirkuk and Mosul

Analysis: Turkish officials have detailed a long-held ambition to reclaim parts of the former Ottoman empire - though relations with Iraqi Kurdish authorities have warmed significantly since, writes Paul Iddon.

Bunyamin Keskin

Turkey's strikes against the PKK: A new security doctrine?

Comment: Bunyamin Keskin articulates the Turkish government's approach to its new security doctrine, arguing it has become more proactive and ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: From Mosul gains to foreign disputes

The New Arab gives a breakdown on what has been happening in and around Iraq over the past week.

The New Arab

Iraqi-Turkish agreement falters amid plans for 'Operation Tigris Shield'

An Ankara-Baghdad agreement to see Turkish troops withdraw from Iraq may fail as Haider al-Abadi proves powerless in ensuring PKK militants are ...

Sunni ex-governor: Mosul was 'handed over' to Islamic State

The New Arab

Sunni ex-governor: Mosul was 'handed over' to Islamic State

In an exclusive interview with The New Arab, Atheel al-Nujaifi, the embattled former governor of Mosul, accuses the Iraqi government of seeking ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi town brings back booze to clear IS hangover

An Iraqi town near Mosul that has recently been retaken from the Islamic State group has resumed the sale and consumption of alcohol despite a ...

Arrest warrant for 'espionage' reissued against ex-governor of Mosul

The New Arab

Arrest warrant for 'espionage' reissued against ex-governor of Mosul

Atheel al-Nujaifi, who was the governor at the time of Islamic State's capture of Mosul, allegedly worked with Ankara to allow Turkish troops to ...

No escape: IS-boats sunk as Mosul "emirate" crumbles

The New Arab

No escape: IS-boats sunk as Mosul "emirate" crumbles

Members of the extremist group are attempting to leave the war-torn Iraqi city by boat. But Iraqi forces are aware of the desperate tactic and ...

Iraqi military recapture 'whole' of eastern Mosul

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi military recapture 'whole' of eastern Mosul

Staff General Talib al-Sheghati says the left bank of the Tigris River that divides the city has been 'liberated' and that 'normal life' will ...

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