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Nadhim Zahawi, an Iraqi-born MP of Kurdish origin, will be in charge of the vaccine rollout in the UK.

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 Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias emboldened by Biden's victory

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias emboldened by Biden's victory

While those in official circles are generally in favour of a new US administration under Joe Biden, Iraqi civil society and activists are more divided in their reactions.

Iraq's pro-Iran factions see smoother sailing with Biden

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Iraq's pro-Iran factions see smoother sailing with Biden

Pro-Tehran factions in Iraq have signalled a positive response to the US election results.

IS attack west of Baghdad kills 11

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IS attack west of Baghdad kills 11

At least 11 people, including five members of the tribal Hashed, were killed in an Islamic State militant group attack near Baghdad airport.

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Iraq Report: Kurd-on-Kurd violence as protesters clash with police

Kurd-on-Kurd violence intensifies between the PKK and the KRG, while Iraq's October Revolution is being revived and continued.

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Turkey: Police officers on trial for killing of lawyer

Three officers went on trial for killing lawyer Tahir Elci was while making a press statement on the destruction of a historic mosque in 2015.

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Pro-Iran protesters torch Kurd party offices in Baghdad

Supporters of Hashed al-Shaabi on Saturday burned down the main Kurdish party's headquarters in Baghdad after criticism from a Kurdish ...

Florence Dixon

ACRPS' Arab Opinion Index reveals huge opposition to normalisation

Just 13% of Sudanese people and 6% of Saudis are in favour of recognising Israel, a wide-ranging survey of Arab political attitudes has ...

In Turkey, lake turns into graveyard for migrants

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In Turkey, lake turns into graveyard for migrants

Migrants who cannot find a boat are forced to walk for days under the blazing sun, cutting across fields to get around checkpoints.

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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 ...

Erbil denies handing Syria <em>Kurd</em> official's niece to Turkey

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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, ...

Turkey court jails three for life over 2016 attack

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Turkey court jails three for life over 2016 attack

A Turkish court handed down life sentences to three suspects over a 2016 terror attack claimed by Kurdish rebels that left 12 people dead, the ...

Iraqi 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.

Turkish air strikes kill 5 civilians in northern Iraq

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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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq demands Turkey 'stop bombardment, withdraw forces' from north

Iraq wants Turkey to withdraw its forces from the North in an operation dubbed 'Claw Tiger'.

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Palestinians fear expulsion for Israeli high-tech hub in Jerusalem

Israel's plans to build 'Silicon Wadi' in Jerusalem has concerned Palestinian business owners who say they are being evicted to make way for the ...

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.

Calm restored at <em>Kurd</em>-run Syria jail after IS riot

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Calm restored at Kurd-run Syria jail after IS riot

The Syrian Democratic Forces say a prison where IS prisoners rioted has been taken 'back under control'.

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Israeli defence minister's hacked Twitter account shares Palestinian flag

Israel's far-right Defence Minister Naftali Bennett is not usually known for pro-Palestinian sentiments.

Hanukkah candles burn in Iraqi Kurdistan

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Hanukkah candles burn in Iraqi Kurdistan

In the glow of the nine-candled menorah, with kippa skullcaps on their heads and tallit prayer shawls around their shoulders, a small ...

Syrian Sufis fear extremists fighting alongside Turkish army

Sylvain Mercadier

Syrian Sufis fear extremists fighting alongside Turkish army

With the ongoing Turkish offensive in Syria, the Sufi community in Amudeh city, northern Syria, fear they may be one of their many victims.

Tuk-tuk: The unlikely symbol of a revolution in Iraq

Taif Alkhudary

Tuk-tuk: The unlikely symbol of a revolution in Iraq

Comment: A month after Iraq erupted in protest, we should celebrate the new informed, resourceful and creative generation that is now emerging, ...

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