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Qatar has sent two field hospitals, including medical supplies and 250 beds, to help Iraq in its ongoing battle with Covid-19.

Three Russian soldiers have reportedly been injured in a Turkish strike near a Kurdish-controlled town in northeast Syria, while suspected coalition planes bombed Iranian positions in the Syrian

Iraqi army launches military operation to secure oil-rich Kirkuk

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi army launches military operation to secure oil-rich Kirkuk

A number of security forces will take part in a new military campaign against Islamic State sleeper cells in the oil-rich Kirkuk governorate, Iraqi authorities confirmed on Saturday.

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.

Iraqi Kurdistan could emerge as Turkey-UAE proxy battleground

The New Arab

Iraqi Kurdistan could emerge as Turkey-UAE proxy battleground

Turkey has launched two operations against Kurdish militants this week, raising fears of northern Iraq becoming a proxy battleground ...

The New Arab Staff

Turkey bolsters reinforcements in northern Syria

Adding to rising tensions, sources told The New Arab that Syrian regime forces had sent reinforcements to areas under Kurdish control.

The New Arab Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Iraqi Kurdistan restricts transfers from UAE

Iraq has restricted money transfers from the United Arab Emirates after reported fundings to the PKK.

The New Arab

Trump is being compared to a Middle East dictator

Tear gas, rubber bullets, and attacks on the press: Has the US become an authoritarian state?

The New Arab

US may carry out wide-ranging operation against Iranian militias

Syrian opposition sources say the US and Syrian groups may carry out an air and ground operation against Iranian militias in eastern Syria.

ECHR fines Turkey over <em>Kurdish</em> rights-related detentions

The New Arab

ECHR fines Turkey over Kurdish rights-related detentions

Ankara has been ordered to pay out compensation over the detentions of a man celebrating the Kurdish new year and a university student ...

Adam Lucente

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Yazidi and Iraqi Christian communities who suffered atrocities at the hands of the extremist group fear the return of IS-affiliated families ...

Iraq launches 'Desert Lions' offensive against IS sleeper cells

The New Arab

Iraq launches 'Desert Lions' offensive against IS sleeper cells

Iraqi security forces are engaged in a new military operation against sleeper cells belonging to the Islamic State militant group, authorities ...

Iraqi paramilitaries killed as IS launch multiple overnight attacks

The New Arab

Iraqi paramilitaries killed as IS launch multiple overnight attacks

IS operatives attacked several paramilitary posts across Iraq on Sunday resulting in several casualties, as rural tribespeople complain of daily ...

Syrian regime bombs Idlib as Turkey 'neutralizes' <em>Kurdish</em> fighters

The New Arab

Syrian regime bombs Idlib as Turkey 'neutralizes' Kurdish fighters

The Syrian regime has bombed several areas of Idlib province in violation of a ceasefire as Turkey announced that it had 'neutralized' 20 ...

Who is Iraq's next prime minister-designate?

The New Arab

Who is Iraq's next prime minister-designate?

Here is what you need to know about Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Iraq's new prime minister-designate.

The New Arab & agencies

In war-torn Syria, digital learning battles power cuts

As Syria's educators take their classes online due to the coronavirus pandemic, distance learning proves to be difficult in a country battered by nine years of war.

The New Arab

Four children killed in fire in northeastern Syria

Four children have been killed and six adults injured after a fire broke out at a camp for displaced people near the town of Malikiyeh.

The New Arab

Somalis are dying of coronavirus in Sweden

As coronavirus spreads in Sweden, Somali-Swedes may be particularly vulnerable due to lack of coronavirus information in Somali.

The New Arab

Iraq records first death from coronavirus

Iraqi authorities announced further cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, raising the country's total to 32.

Iraq fails to form new government prolonging crisis

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq fails to form new government prolonging crisis

Iraq's parliament fails to approve a new government with lawmakers boycotting a vote of confidence.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq PM-designate renounces British nationality ahead of parliament vote

Iraq's prime minister designate Mohammad Allawi is seeking to renounce his British citizenship ahead of a crucial vote of confidence.

How many people have died in Syria since 2011?

Amr Salahi

How many people have died in Syria since 2011?

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in Syria’s nine-year conflict, but different organisations have provided different numbers, ...

<em>Kurdish</em> militia filmed attacking hospital workers in eastern Syria

The New Arab

Kurdish militia filmed attacking hospital workers in eastern Syria

Residents of Deir az-Zour have led road-block protests against the alleged SDF attacks on hospital staff in al-Kasrah, as Arab-Kurdish ...

'White' minus privilege: Census erases Middle Easterners, North Africans

Sarah Essa

'White' minus privilege: Census erases Middle Easterners, North Africans

Comment: By refusing to count us, the US census denies us our share of the whopping $800 billion in funding allocated according to census ...

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