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Comment: The brutal crackdown on anti-government protests is a dangerous way to react to the desperation of young, jobless people who have lost all trust in politics, writes Judit Neurink.

Analysis: Joe Biden has a contentious history in Iraq, but the president-elect's policies towards the country remain unclear.

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.

Turkey summons Austrian envoy over <em>Kurdish</em>-Turkish clashes in Vienna

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey summons Austrian envoy over Kurdish-Turkish clashes in Vienna

Austria also summoned the Turkish ambassador over the clashes between Kurdish and Turkish nationalist demonstrators.

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.

Sofia Nitti

Oil price crash plunges Iraqi Kurdistan into crisis

A crash in oil prices has plunged Iraqi Kurdistan into economic crisis, with Baghdad's budget cuts adding to the region's financial woes.

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this ...

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

The New Arab's 10 biggest stories of 2019

A revolution in Sudan. A new Turkish offensive in Syria. A controversial citizenship amendment in India. These are The New Arab's top 10 stories ...

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.

Charlie Hoyle

How will UK elections impact the Middle East?

Brexit has dominated Britain's political landscape since 2016. But with general elections coming up, what can voters expect from the three main ...

Turkey summons US diplomat over a Twitter 'like'

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey summons US diplomat over a Twitter 'like'

The US embassy said it had 'liked' the tweet 'by accident'.

Istanbul election rerun sends wake-up call to Erdogan's AKP

Bashdar Ismaeel

Istanbul election rerun sends wake-up call to Erdogan's AKP

Comment: The AKP's loss in Istanbul will serve as a warning for the party, but with the right response, they can address the opposition's ...

Iraqis speak out on heightening US-Iran tensions

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 ...

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

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 & 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 Massud Barzani's Kurdistan Democratic Party as speaker.

The New Arab & agencies

Kurdish protesters storm Turkish army base in northern Iraq

Demonstrators had gathered outside the Turkish-operated base in the north-western Duhok region in anger over the deaths of four civilians last ...

The New Arab

Iraq's new oil-dependent 2019 budget one of largest ever

The approved budget represents a nearly 45 percent increase from last year and awards even more money for public salaries, including those of ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi forces deploy in Kirkuk amid Kurdish flag dispute

Iraq's counter-terrorism chief gave President Barham Saleh's PUK until noon on Friday to lower the red, white, green and yellow flag of the ...

The Iraq Report: A year of instability, chaos, corruption

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: A year of instability, chaos, corruption

The last of our regular round-ups from Iraq tackles the highs and lows of 2018.

The New Arab

Iraq approves three new ministers amid political deadlock

Iraq's parliament approved three new ministers on Tuesday but broke up before voting on the five remaining posts, leaving the deadlock over ...

Iraqi-<em>Kurdish</em> cooperation in Kirkuk vital for defeating Islamic State

Paul Iddon

Iraqi-Kurdish cooperation in Kirkuk vital for defeating Islamic State

Comment: Baghdad must recognise that a multiethnic joint security force would be much more effective at disrupting Islamic State activity, ...

Top <em>Kurdish</em> leader, Iraq premier meet as ties thaw

The New Arab & agencies

Top Kurdish leader, Iraq premier meet as ties thaw

Massoud Barzani met with Iraq's new prime minister on Thursday in a further sign of improving ties between Baghdad and Erbil.

EU officials in Turkey to kickstart faltering membership talks

The New Arab & agencies

EU officials in Turkey to kickstart faltering membership talks

The EU's Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn is among those involved in Ankara talks, but earlier said it would be "more honest" to give up ...

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