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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.

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 official Anadolu news agency reported.

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

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 ...

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

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'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 high-tech hub.

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.

The New Arab & agencies

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'.

Israeli defence minister's hacked Twitter account shares Palestinian flag

The New Arab

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.

The New Arab & agencies

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, ...

Iraq PM 'willing to resign' as early elections loom

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq PM 'willing to resign' as early elections loom

Responding to a month of countrywide protests, Iraq's president vowed to push through early elections, while announcing PM Abdel Mahdi would ...

Syria Kurds say took DNA sample from Baghdadi underwear

The New Arab & agencies

Syria Kurds say took DNA sample from Baghdadi underwear

A Syrian Kurd undercover agent took a pair of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's underwear for DNA identification ahead of the US raid that killed ...

The New Arab

Iraq imposes Baghdad curfew, as more protesters are killed

The Iraqi army has announced a night-time curfew on Baghdad as five protesters were killed by security forces and the Iraqi parliament announced a series of reforms

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IS spokesman killed in north Syria airstrike

The Islamic State group's spokesman was killed Sunday in northern Syria shortly after the militants' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was announced ...

The New Arab

Syria Kurds to withdraw from entire Turkish-Syrian border

The Kurd-led Syrian Democratic Forces 'is redeploying to new positions away from the Turkish-Syrian border' in accordance with the deal ...

The New Arab & agencies

SDF chief thanks Russia for 'saving' Syria Kurds

Mazlum Abdi expressed his thanks to President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation for their "keenness on defusing the war in our region ...

Syrian <em>Kurd</em> sets himself on fire outside UNHCR headquarters

The New Arab

Syrian Kurd sets himself on fire outside UNHCR headquarters

Tensions have been running high between the Turkish and Kurdish communities in Germany following the Turkish military's cross border offensive ...

The New Arab

Turkish soldier killed in Syrian Kurd attack: Ankara

Turkey's defence ministry said a soldier was killed and another wounded in an attack by Syrian Kurdish forces on Sunday despite a ceasefire deal ...

Turkey accuses Syrian <em>Kurd</em> forces of violating ceasefire

The New Arab

Turkey accuses Syrian Kurd forces of violating ceasefire

Turkish authorities said 14 attacks were launched by Kurdish fighters from the border town of Ras al-Ain, Tal Abyad and Tal Tamr despite a ...

US betrayal pushes Syria's Kurds into clutches of regime

Sam Hamad

US betrayal pushes Syria's Kurds into clutches of regime

Comment: The deal the Kurds were forced to cut with the Syrian regime is likely to only have one winner: Assad and his regime, writes Sam Hamad.

SDF to be 'abolished' under Kurdish-Syria deal: reports

The New Arab

SDF to be 'abolished' under Kurdish-Syria deal: reports

The deal will give the Kurds full autonomy and safeguard their rights in the new Syrian constitution, reports said, in return for coordinated ...

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