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

"M + M = life," reads one slanted message in a dark corner.

Erbil denies handing Syria Kurd official's niece to Turkey

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, echoing an account given by official Turkish news agency Anadolu.

<em>Iraqi</em> Kurdistan fears entanglement in Turkey-UAE cold war

Paul Iddon

Iraqi Kurdistan fears entanglement in Turkey-UAE cold war

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

Bolton's book and why Trump betrayed the <em>Kurds</em>

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.

Kourosh Ziabari

Gheyzanieh: Where oil flows, but drinking water does not

Comment: For too long, Iran's leaders have neglected the oil-rich Khuzestan region, which provides an economic lifeline to the country, writes Kourosh Ziabari.

Judit Neurink

Bankrupt Kurdistan is no longer 'the other Iraq'

Comment: The Kurdistan region of Iraq has hit rock bottom. What was once a promising 'other Iraq' is now a politically and financially bankrupt ...

The New Arab & agencies

Yazidi girl returns home to Iraq after IS captivity

A Yazidi girl abducted by the Islamic State group returned to Iraq to be reunited with her family after the coronavirus lockdown in Syria ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Protest movement revives as lockdown eased

The Iraqi deep state is on full alert, showing demonstrators they will be killed if they continue to ask for change.

Iraq stops paying salaries to Kurdish Regional Government employees

The New Arab

Iraq stops paying salaries to Kurdish Regional Government employees

A severe financial dispute between the Iraqi government and the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has resulted in the ...

Paul Iddon

Don't let Islamic State exploit coronavirus

Comment: IS will exploit any instability, including a potential humanitarian crisis caused by coronavirus, writes Paul Iddon.

<em>Iraqi</em> women activists launch magazine for International Women's Day

The New Arab

Iraqi women activists launch magazine for International Women's Day

#IWD2020: The Women of Nineveh magazine hopes to give a voice to the women of northern Iraq's diverse religious and ethnic groups.

Turkey avoids taking sides in the US-Iran standoff

Paul Iddon

Turkey avoids taking sides in the US-Iran standoff

Ankara wants to avoid siding with the US in any conflict with Iran or heeding Tehran's call for allies to join in opposition to American ...

Syrian <em>Kurds</em> predict cooperation with Assad on aid deliveries

Elizabeth Hagedorn

Syrian Kurds predict cooperation with Assad on aid deliveries

Kurdish officials who spoke with The New Arab say they fear they'll have no choice but to again turn to the regime for help.

Hundreds of children died in Syria's Al-Hol camp

The New Arab & agencies

Hundreds of children died in Syria's Al-Hol camp

More than 500 people, mostly children, died in 2019 at the Syrian refugee camp, with malnutrition, poor healthcare for newborns, and hypothermia ...

The New Arab

Iraqi Kurds blast Hezbollah chief Nasrallah over IS comments

The Iraqi Kurdish authority has issued a scathing response to claims by Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah that former Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani panicked when IS took control of northern Iraq.

The New Arab & agencies

Syria's Kurds free dozens of IS-linked Syrians

A spokesman for the Kurdish authorities in northeastern Syria said tribal leaders had requested that 300 Syrian detainees be freed, and that 30 ...

Paul Iddon

The significance of Qasem Soleimani's assassination

Qasem Soleimani's death has shocked the Middle East, but it might ultimately prove a more symbolic blow to Iran rather than a strategic one, ...

Judit Neurink

Foreign children who lived under IS must be repatriated

Comment: The death of Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi has not removed the urgent need to resettle the children of Islamic State fighters, ...

Protests bring Iraq's muhasasa system to its knees

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

Protests bring Iraq's muhasasa system to its knees

Comment: Iraqis have wholesale rejected a system that fostered corruption and inequality, but a viable alternative is yet to present itself, ...

Emile Nakhleh

Extreme inequality will fuel Middle East turmoil and uncertainty

Comment: The regimes' inability and unwillingness to address their peoples' legitimate demands is leading the region to more turmoil and ...

Erdogan attacks Nobel committee over 'Bosnia genocide denier' award

The New Arab

Erdogan attacks Nobel committee over 'Bosnia genocide denier' award

Peter Handke, this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, is widely accused of denying the Bosnian genocide.

Iraq's prime minister falls but the system remains

The New Arab

Iraq's prime minister falls but the system remains

Following Adel Abdul Mahdi's resignation as prime minister, Iraqi protesters remain unsatisfied with the ethnosectarian quotas which ...

Kidnappings, killings and threats: Inside Iraq's authoritarian turn

Taif Alkhudary

Kidnappings, killings and threats: Inside Iraq's authoritarian turn

Comment: The Iraqi authorities' efforts to stifle freedom of expression borrow from authoritarian regimes around the world, writes Taif ...

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