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Cypriot singer Alexia Vassiliou remembers her life as a refugee.

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

Bolton's book and why Trump betrayed the Kurds

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.

Iraq gets new government amid fiscal, coronavirus crises

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq gets new government amid fiscal, coronavirus crises

Iraqi lawmakers gathered in parliament and chose Mustafa Kadhemi to lead the country through economic turmoil and Covid-19.

Syria parliament recognises Armenian genocide

The New Arab & agencies

Syria parliament recognises Armenian genocide

Syria's recognition of the Armenian genocide comes after weeks of tensions between Ankara and Damascus over deadly clashes between their forces ...

Imad K. Harb

US, Iran should stop holding Iraq's political sovereignty hostage

Comment: Iraqis have been decrying Iranian and US interference in their affairs for many years, it's time they were handed the reins, writes Imad K. Harb.

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, ...

The New Arab

US contractor killed in 'biggest attack' on Iraq base

At least 30 rockets hit the Kirkuk base, including an ammunition depot, while four more rockets were found in their tubes in a truck at the ...

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, ...

10 events that drastically changed the Middle East

Narjas Zatat

10 events that drastically changed the Middle East

From the Arab Spring to the refugee crisis, here are some of the most important events of this past decade.

The New Arab

'We want dignity': Massive anti-government protests rock Iraq

Iraq's anti-government protests began earlier in October and were met with brutal violence from security forces, leaving at least 157 dead.

Turkey's ever-growing indigenous arms industry

Paul Iddon

Turkey's ever-growing indigenous arms industry

Ankara is making substantial headway toward making the Turkish armed forces largely indigenous and self-sufficient.

A chronicle of deaths foretold in Syria

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

A chronicle of deaths foretold in Syria

Comment: In Syria, at every key moment, the West has shown little commitment to values or allies, writes Muhammad Idrees Ahmad.

Turkish mob attacks tourists displaying Iraqi-Kurdistan flag

The New Arab

Turkish mob attacks tourists displaying Iraqi-Kurdistan flag

A video has emerged on YouTube showing a mob in the Turkish town of Caykara attacking tourists who displayed the flag of Iraqi Kurdistan

'Too big to lose': Inside the battle for Istanbul

Mel Plant

'Too big to lose': Inside the battle for Istanbul

In-depth: For the first time in 24 years, Turkey's AKP lost control of Istanbul. Now, the battle is happening all over again.

Adam Lucente

Iraqis speak out on heightening US-Iran tensions

The New Arab speaks to Iraqis about their views and concerns over the talk of war between the US and Iran, and how it could affect them and their country.

The New Arab & agencies

Nechirvan Barzani, Iraq's new Kurdistan president, is sworn in

Nechirvan Barzani was sworn in Monday as Iraqi Kurdistan's second president, succeeding his uncle and veteran leader Massud Barzani.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Joint Turkey-Iran offensive against Kurds commences

This week, Turkey attempts to terminate the PKK threat emanating from Iraq, Kurdish factions elect Nechirvan Barzani and Shia clerics ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi Kurdistan elects Nechirvan Barzani as new president

Nechirvan Barzani, the nephew of former president Masoud Barzani, was elected by 68 Kurdish MPs amid a boycott by the Patriotic Union ...

Turkish poll body Erdogan's party challenge on sacked voters

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish poll body Erdogan's party challenge on sacked voters

Turkey's Supreme Electoral Council rejected the AKP's challenge for votes cast by sacked public sector workers.

The New Arab

Turkish offensive in Syria 'unnecessary', says US official

The United States is not discussing an operation to fight a potential offensive alongside Turkey and Russia in a region of northeast Syria ...

Turkey, Iran 'planning joint operation' against <em>Kurdish</em> forces

The New Arab

Turkey, Iran 'planning joint operation' against Kurdish forces

The neighbours are thought to be planning anti-PKK raids in Iraq, as Turkey widens its anti-Kurdish offensive.

Bouteflika can't afford to ignore Algeria's angry youth

Malia Bouattia

Bouteflika can't afford to ignore Algeria's angry youth

Comment: 'Only one hero, the people.' Malia Bouattia notes it will be ordinary Algerians, not their rulers, who decide the country's future.

Iraq's <em>Kurdish</em> parliament elects first woman speaker

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq's Kurdish parliament elects first woman speaker

During the Iraqi-Kurdish parliament's first session since the September polls, deputies chose Vala Farid from former regional leader ...

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