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

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

Kyrgyzstan repatriates children of militants in Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kyrgyzstan repatriates children of militants in Iraq

Dozens of children were returned to Kyrgyzstan from Iraq in its first major repatriation of citizens.

French mother on hunger strike to repatriate detained daughter

The New Arab Staff

French mother on hunger strike to repatriate detained daughter

Pascale Descamps has been on hunger strike since February 1 to get her daughter repatriated from detention camp in Syria with her four children.

Iraq militia claims attack on Riyadh

The New Arab Staff

Iraq militia claims attack on Riyadh

Alwiya Alwaad Alhaq said it had targeted Saudi Arabia to 'avenge' a recent IS bombing in central Baghdad that killed 32 people.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Afghan forces capture 'mastermind' of Kabul university attack

At least 22 people were killed and another 27 wounded when three gunmen rampaged through the university on November 2, spraying classrooms with bullets for several hours.

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 & Agencies

Vienna gunman: IS supporter who 'fooled' the system

The 20-year-old attacker who was shot dead by police in Vienna following the deadly assault, was a convicted supporter of the Islamic State (IS) ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

Comment: For all its talk about human rights, the UK has been decidedly absent in supporting a stable solution for Libya that would favour the ...

Iraqi army launches military operation to secure oil-rich Kirkuk

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi army launches military operation to secure oil-rich Kirkuk

A number of security forces will take part in a new military campaign against Islamic State sleeper cells in the oil-rich Kirkuk governorate, ...

The New Arab & agencies

US offers $3 million bounty for IS propagandist

The US State Department is offering a multi-million-dollar reward for information on the location of senior IS leader Muhammad Khadir Musa ...

Timeline: A history of US-Iraq relations since 2003

The New Arab & agencies

Timeline: A history of US-Iraq relations since 2003

The US assassination of General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad comes after a long history of US military intervention on Iraqi soil.

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Imogen Lambert

The 2020 Labour Party leadership contender guide

Where do the Labour leadership contenders stand on Brexit, racism and the Middle East?

Fifteen pro-regime fighters killed resurgent IS attack in Syria

The New Arab

Fifteen pro-regime fighters killed resurgent IS attack in Syria

Syrian regime, Kurdish, Iranian and Afghan militia fighters were killed as IS staged a resurgent series of attacks around their former ...

Europeans condemn Turkish operation in Syria as thousands flee

The New Arab

Europeans condemn Turkish operation in Syria as thousands flee

European countries have condemned Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring against Kurdish militants in northern Syria as thousands of civilians fled the ...

The New Arab & agencies

IS still has $300 million with few overheads: UN

The Islamic State group is still in control of hundreds of millions of dollars, the UN has warned.

The New Arab

Italian IS member repatriated 'at Rome's request': SDF

An Italian national accused of belonging to the Islamic State militant group has been repatriated to his home country at the request of ...

The New Arab & agencies

Costa Rica to deport IS suspects to Egypt, Iraq

Four men suspected of belonging to the IS militant group are being detained in Costa Rica after having travelled through Panama and Nicaragua.

The New Arab

Suicide attack kills 7 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

Egypt's interior ministry said at least seven police officers have been killed in a jihadist attack in the restive North Sinai, where ...

France says around 450 IS-linked nationals detained in Syria

The New Arab

France says around 450 IS-linked nationals detained in Syria

The French foreign minister said Paris believes around 450 French nationals linked to the Islamic State are being held by Kurds or detained in ...

The New Arab

IS chief appears for first time in five years

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has been announced dead on several occasions, has appeared for the first time in five years in a new propaganda video ...

Egypt hands life sentences to Islamic State militants

The New Arab

Egypt hands life sentences to Islamic State militants

An Egyptian court handed down life sentences to 18 people for joining the Islamic State (IS) and conspiring to bomb a church.

Ten people killed by militants in Egypt

The New Arab

Ten people killed by militants in Egypt

Unknown militants in Egypt opened fire on workers in mid-Sinai, killing no less than ten people, The New Arab’s Arabic service reported on ...

SDF detains 63 suspected IS militants in Syria raid

The New Arab

SDF detains 63 suspected IS militants in Syria raid

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said it detained 63 suspected militants in the Syrian city of Raqqa on Thursday.

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