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Kurdish prisoners Sadiq Mahi, Ahmed Nematwand and Mohammed Mahmoudi were executed on Sunday.

Kurdish forces arrested Islamic State group's militants' family members in an operation in Al-Hol camp in Syria.

Shamima Begum 'left suicidal' after death of her children

The New Arab Staff

Shamima Begum 'left suicidal' after death of her children

Shamima Begum said losing her children to conditions of war sent her mental health spiralling.

Will Pope Francis' visit help fix Iraq's many problems?

The New Arab Staff

Will Pope Francis' visit help fix Iraq's many problems?

In-depth: Pope Francis' visit to Iraq is significant to Iraqis who have faced violence by scores of militant groups over previous years, but ...

Pentagon: US contractor dies in Iraq rocket attack

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pentagon: US contractor dies in Iraq rocket attack

A contractor died when at least 10 rockets slammed into an air base housing US and other coalition troops in western Iraq.

The New Arab Staff

US-led coalition to expand IS prison in Syria

The International Coalition is to double the size of a prison in Syria which holds thousands of Islamic State fighters.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Killings surge in Syria camp housing Islamic State families

Al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria is being plagued by assassinations, as calls for the repatriation of foreigners increase.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey detains Russian IS suspect at Syria border

Turkey has detained a group of suspected Islamic State members, who were attempting to cross into Syria.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French far-right leader Le Pen on trial over tweets

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen goes on trial on charges she broke hate speech laws by tweeting pictures of Islamic State atrocities.

The Iraq Report: Feared IS leader killed in raid

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Feared IS leader killed in raid

The Islamic State's most powerful operative in Iraq has been killed by counter-terrorism and security forces, striking a serious blow to the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi forces claim killing of IS 'deputy caliph'

Iraq's Prime Minister promised to give IS a "thundering response" after the deadly bombings in Baghdad.

Mosul: A wounded city trying to heal

Sylvain Mercadier

Mosul: A wounded city trying to heal

In-depth: Iraq's second largest city remains scarred by the war against the Islamic State. Although peace has returned, much of Mosul still lies ...

The fear inspired by Blackwater, US military in Iraq

Elijah J. Magnier

The fear inspired by Blackwater, US military in Iraq

Though Nisour Square was 13 years ago, the release of the Blackwater guards from prison opened up old wounds for the families of those killed, ...

Taliban peace will help in fighting IS: Afghan official

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Taliban peace will help in fighting IS: Afghan official

Afghanistan's national security adviser said a successful peace process with the Taliban will help the government better fight the Islamic State ...

Morocco arrests three from IS-linked cell: police

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco arrests three from IS-linked cell: police

Moroccan police said they have arrested three men in Tetouan suspected of links to the Islamic State group.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

The execution of 21 men on terrorism-related charges, and warnings hundreds more risk the same fate, have raised fears that Iraq's counterterrorism laws are unfairly targeting Sunni citizens.

The New Arab Staff

US denies Russian reports of major Syria troop withdrawal

Syrian regime media had reported the withdrawal of hundreds of American troops from Syria.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Islamic State group claims attack at Saudi non-Muslim cemetery

A statement by the jihadist group on its Telegram channels said IS fighters "planted an explosive device in... the cemetery in the city of ...

The New Arab Staff

UK invests £23.8m in strategic naval base in Oman

A British military base in Oman will soon be tripled in size after the UK announced a £23.8m investment to expand the strategic hub.

UK to invest £23.8m in strategic Omani port

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK to invest £23.8m in strategic Omani port

The expansion of the "logistics hub" at Duqm will "facilitate Royal Navy deployments to the Indian Ocean" and "further support British Army ...

Half of UK news stories about terrorism mention 'Muslims'

Narjas Zatat

Half of UK news stories about terrorism mention 'Muslims'

A new report by the media arm of the MCB found that over the past year mainstream news outlets disproportionately linked terrorist events to ...

US hands over military base near Baghdad to Iraq

The New Arab Staff

US hands over military base near Baghdad to Iraq

US-led international coalition forces have handed over control of the important Taji military base near Baghdad to Iraqi security forces.

Iran says 'no military solution' for Syria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran says 'no military solution' for Syria

"The Islamic republic believes the only solution to the Syrian crisis is political and not a military solution."

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