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Russia is making inroads into the Middle East at the expense of US power.

Iran-backed militias will feel emboldened by a reduction of capable enemies on their doorstep, and could seek to expand their power and influence even further.

Syrian olive trees put down roots in Kurdish Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian olive trees put down roots in Kurdish Iraq

"On this farm I have 42,000 olive trees, all of which I brought from Afrin when they were three years old"

Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

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

US calls for Turkey-Iraq cooperation to tackle PKK

The New Arab Staff

US calls for Turkey-Iraq cooperation to tackle PKK

The call comes at a time of increasing tensions between the two countries over Turkey’s killing of two Iraqi officers.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's Kurdish authorities target media amid social unrest

As social unrest grows in Iraq's Kurdish region, media outlets are facing increasing pressure from authorities for their role in covering anti-government protests.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Diplomatic spat with Turkey intensifies

While Iraqi authorities continue to criticise Turkish military operations, their protestations of sovereignty have fallen on deaf ears.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

PKK says shot down Turkish helicopter in Iraq

The Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) said it had shot down a Turkish helicopter in Iraqi Kurdistan in retaliation for the death of ...

Iraq summons Turkish envoy over deadly drone strike

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq summons Turkish envoy over deadly drone strike

Iraq has summoned the Turkish envoy after a Turkish drone killed two high-ranking Iraqi officers.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish drone kills 2 Iraqi officers in Kurdish region

An alleged Turkish drone attack killed two Iraqi officers in the north of the country on Tuesday, authorities said.

EU: Turkey navy operations in eastern mediterranean 'extremely worrying'

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EU: Turkey navy operations in eastern mediterranean 'extremely worrying'

Turkey's resumed search for oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean is "extremely worrying", the EU said after Greece and Egypt set up an ...

Turkey announces resuming eastern Mediterranean energy search

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey announces resuming eastern Mediterranean energy search

Turkey announced its intention to search for energy in the eastern Mediterranean, despite conflict with Greece in the past.

Russia and Turkey on collision course in Libya's conflict

Rauf Mammadov

Russia and Turkey on collision course in Libya's conflict

Analysis: Moscow and Ankara are vying for influence in Libya, but their competing economic interests could collide.

Kurdish activist jailed for 15 years on Iran return

The New Arab Staff

Kurdish activist jailed for 15 years on Iran return

The Kurdish activist was given promises of amnesty by Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

The New Arab Staff

Turkish army seizes PKK ammunition cache in northern Iraq

The haul includes scores of AK-47 rifles, shot guns and anti-aircraft gun ammunition.

The New Arab Staff

Four new coronavirus cases in Syria's northeast spark concerns

The northeastern region has recorded a total of six cases, while medical supplies run scarce.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Erbil denies handing Syria Kurd official's niece to Turkey

The interior ministry in northern Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region dismissed the accusation from the family of Dalia Mahmoud Muslim, ...

Paul Iddon

Iraqi Kurdistan fears entanglement in Turkey-UAE cold war

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

Iraq sets up border posts to 'prevent Turkish advance'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq sets up border posts to 'prevent Turkish advance'

Ankara has established at least a dozen posts inside Iraqi territory as part of a military campaign to rout members of the PKK.

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.

Russia, China seek foothold in Middle East arms market

Paul Iddon

Russia, China seek foothold in Middle East arms market

The US dominates arms exports to the Middle East, but Russia and China are vying for influence in the lucrative market.

Turkish air strikes kill 5 civilians in northern Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish air strikes kill 5 civilians in northern Iraq

Five civilians and one Turkish soldier are confirmed killed as Ankara launches a cross-border offensive in northern Iraq where it says Kurdish ...

<em>Iraqi</em> <em>Kurdistan</em> could emerge as Turkey-UAE proxy battleground

The New Arab

Iraqi Kurdistan could emerge as Turkey-UAE proxy battleground

Turkey has launched two operations against Kurdish militants this week, raising fears of northern Iraq becoming a proxy battleground between ...

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