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Islamic State assailants reportedly killed a policeman and wounded two others before blowing two wells at Bay Hassan, a key oil field in the Iraq's Kirkuk province.

The Syrian regime has racked up big losses to IS as the militants launch an insurgency campaign in eastern Syria.

The Cyprus conflict in a polarised Eastern Mediterranean

Xavier Palacios

The Cyprus conflict in a polarised Eastern Mediterranean

Analysis: The failure of peace talks has shown yet again how regional polarisation has become one more layer in the complex task of resolving the frozen conflict in Cyprus.

Syrian troops sent to Daraa as presidential elections loom

The New Arab Staff

Syrian troops sent to Daraa as presidential elections loom

Syrian regime forces have sent reinforcements to Daraa province after an officer was assassinated by insurgents.

Iraqi militia calls for Sunnis villagers to be displaced

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi militia calls for Sunnis villagers to be displaced

IS militants remain a threat in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province and areas north of Baghdad.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Vaccine rollout begins in rebel-held northern Syria

Authorities in Idlib and northern Aleppo provinces received an initial batch of 53,800 AstraZeneca Covid-19 jabs on April 21.

The New Arab Staff

Syria at risk of health crisis amid Covid shortages

The suspension of Covid tests means health officials would no longer able to track the spread of the disease.

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi Kurds to try IS fighters in special court

The initial hearings are expected to focus on those in local custody and then proceed to request transfers of suspects held outside Iraq.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kurdish security forces detain dozens of pro-PKK protesters: report

Kurdish security forces have detained dozens of PKK supporters protesting against Turkey’s latest military incursion into ...

Syria brawl between Russian troops and <em>Kurdish</em> security <em>forces</em>

The New Arab Staff

Syria brawl between Russian troops and Kurdish security forces

A fist fight has broken out between members of Kurdish internal security forces and Russian military police in a northern ...

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Russian military intervenes to halt clashes in Syrian city

Intense fighting in Qamishli reportedly erupted following an attack last week by Syrian government-allied fighters on a position manned by ...

Syrian rights group asks international community to reject elections

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian rights group asks international community to reject elections

The Syrian Network for Human Rights noted Bashar al-Assad's implication in war crimes, including chemical weapons attacks.

Biden recognises Armenian genocide, defying Turkey in watershed

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden recognises Armenian genocide, defying Turkey in watershed

Biden said his statement was 'not to cast blame but to ensure that what happened is never repeated.'

Turkish politicians unite to oppose US Armenian genocide recognition

The New Arab Staff

Turkish politicians unite to oppose US Armenian genocide recognition

Turkish politicians from across the political spectrum are in uproar over the Biden administration's reported decision to recognise the Armenian ...

Turkey launches new raid in northern Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey launches new raid in northern Iraq

Turkish media said commando forces landed in Metina, northern Iraq, while warplanes dropped bombs on Kurdish militant targets.

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German convicted of IS membership over stay in Syria

Zeynep G. traveled to Syria and married an IS member in 2014.

Ali Bakir

How China's 'wolf warrior' diplomacy fuelled tensions with Turkey

Analysis: A rare diplomatic spat erupted between Ankara and Beijing after two Turkish politicians criticised China's treatment of the Uighur ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

German woman convicted over her time with IS

A German woman accused of taking her young daughter and joining the Islamic State group in Syria.

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Western powers condemn attacks in Kurdish Iraq: statement

"Together, our governments will support the government of Iraq's investigation into the attacks to ensure that those responsible will be held ...

Pro-Iran factions up the ante in Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pro-Iran factions up the ante in Iraq

The drone strike marks "an escalation and a sign that Iran-backed militias will use various weapons to attack their targets."

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

One killed in market explosion in Iraq's capital

The cause of the Sadr City blast was not immediately known.

Drone attack targets Iraq's Erbil airport in 'grand escalation'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Drone attack targets Iraq's Erbil airport in 'grand escalation'

The use of a drone marks an unprecedented escalation of the arms used to target US soldiers based in Erbil.

Iraqi-Kurds dismiss reports of 'attack on Israeli Mossad'

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi-Kurds dismiss reports of 'attack on Israeli Mossad'

Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq have denied reports of an Israeli intelligence foothold in the region.

Kurds impose 10-day curfew in NE Syria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kurds impose 10-day curfew in NE Syria

As the number of cases across northeastern Syria rise, Kurdish authorities have imposed a curfew to stop the spread.

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