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Iraq's gas attack on Sardasht, a Kurdish town in northwestern Iran, is considered to be the first time chemical weapons deliberately targeted civilians.

With Jewish schools, shops and synagogues crumbling from a lack of maintenance, heritage experts fear there will soon be left little more than memories of Iraq's Jews.

Bolton's book and why Trump betrayed the Kurds

Paul Iddon

Bolton's book and why Trump betrayed the Kurds

Comment: Bolton's book shines a light on President Trump's crass dismissal of Kurdish sacrifices, writes Paul Iddon.

Iraqi-Kurds commemorate <em>Halabja</em> Massacre

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi-Kurds commemorate Halabja Massacre

Hundreds of relatives of the Halabja Massacre have gathered to remember the victims of the 1988 chemical attack.

You are just watching: The story of Yazidi children

Vanessa Powell

You are just watching: The story of Yazidi children

Book Club: 'If the world is not just watching, then the world should do something about it,' says teenage author Sham Barham.

Emile Nakhleh

MbS: The new Saddam of Arabia?

Comment: Saddam's arrogance of power and obsession with regional leadership ultimately led to his downfall. Saudi Arabia's MbS might be heading the same direction, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Paul Iddon

Assad can't put Syrian-Kurdish genie back in the bottle

Comment: Following six years of de-facto self-rule, it's clear that Syria's Kurds have established themselves in ways impossible to undo, writes ...

Paul Iddon

April showed Syrian conflict is as dangerous as ever

Analysis: Even though the Syrian conflict is almost a decade old, last month's deadly events prove it is still as devastating and dangerous as ...

Marta Bellingreri

How four Iraqi women's lives changed in 15 years

Feature: Marta Bellingreri speaks to the documentary makers of 'Women out of Darkness,' telling the story of four women by intertwining their ...

How Iraqi Kurdistan's unity endured the flight ban

Paul Iddon

How Iraqi Kurdistan's unity endured the flight ban

Despite attempts by external parties to divide Iraqi Kurdistan following Erbil's declaration of independence - including an international flight ...

The New Arab & agencies

Russia says has 'proof' Britain staged Syria chemical attack

The Russian defence ministry spokesman said Britain had told the White Helmets to fake the chemical attack in the town of Douma, but didn't ...

Russia: Syria chemical attack 'staged' by foreign spy agencies

The New Arab & agencies

Russia: Syria chemical attack 'staged' by foreign spy agencies

Assad and his supporters have consistently claimed that chemical and other attacks were staged, and that an army of actors has been trained to ...

Thirty years on, gas attack still poisons Iraq's <em>Halabja</em>

The New Arab & agencies

Thirty years on, gas attack still poisons Iraq's Halabja

More than 5,000 Iraqi Kurds, mostly women and children were killed on 16 March, 1988 when deadly gas was released on the northern town of ...

Why Iraqi Kurdistan is seeking better relations with Iran

Paul Iddon

Why Iraqi Kurdistan is seeking better relations with Iran

Analysis: Tehran's friendliness with Iraq's central government provides Erbil with a route back to Baghdad's good books, writes Paul Iddon.

Violent protests rock Iraqi Kurdistan over failed independence referendum

The New Arab & agencies

Violent protests rock Iraqi Kurdistan over failed independence referendum

Protests in Iraqi Kurdistan saw at least three people killed and over 80 injured on Tuesday, as anger raged for a second day at the disastrous ...

Paul Iddon

Iraq's penchant for the 'military option' with Kurdistan

Comment: The Iraqi army's operation in Kirkuk concluded almost a decade of efforts on Baghdad's part to force the hand of the Kurds, writes Paul Iddon.

The New Arab & agencies

Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills 430

Rescuers on Tuesday used backhoes and heavy equipment to dig through the debris of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake on the border ...

Paul Iddon

Iraqi Kurdish politics undergoing momentous changes

Analysis: Talabani's death and Barzani's resignation herald a new era in Kurdish politics, writes Paul Iddon.

Paul Iddon

Divisions in Kurdish ranks drag up civil-war memories

Analysis: Baghdad's recent re-taking of Kirkuk came after a deal to withdraw Kurdish fighters loyal to one political faction, writes Paul Iddon.

Iraqi-Kurdistan's relationship with the US has had its ups-and-downs

Paul Iddon

Iraqi-Kurdistan's relationship with the US has had its ups-and-downs

Analysis: While most Iraqi Kurds have a positive perception of the US, they haven't forgotten darker moments in the relationship, writes Paul ...

Sam Hamad

Separation lines: Kurdistan and Catalonia

Comment: Separatist movements in Iraq and Spain are paying the price for dreams of independence, writes Sam Hamad.

Town gassed by Saddam gives overwhelming yes to Kurdish-independence

The New Arab

Town gassed by Saddam gives overwhelming yes to Kurdish-independence

The New Arab has seen an early copy of voting records for a number of Kurdish voting centres - all polling above 70% for yes.

Kirkuk a tense flash point ahead of Iraqi-Kurdish referendum

The New Arab

Kirkuk a tense flash point ahead of Iraqi-Kurdish referendum

Tensions in Kirkuk have risen in recent weeks as the rhetoric between the Kurdish leadership and Iraq's central government escalates.

An abrupt divorce would harm all Iraqis, Kurds included

Mustafa Gurbuz

An abrupt divorce would harm all Iraqis, Kurds included

Comment: More pressing than immediate independence, a working parliament and functioning democracy would better serve Kurdish prosperity, ...

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