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Children were among six people killed in two car bombings in Syria on Saturday.

The Turkish defence ministry said two children had been killed and two civilians wounded.

Car bomb hits near Russia base in northeast Syria

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Car bomb hits near Russia base in northeast Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group reported several wounded in the attack after midnight in the Tal Saman area in Raqa province.

Turkish opposition TV station shuts down over 'government pressure'

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Turkish opposition TV station shuts down over 'government pressure'

The Turkish channel Olay TV has shut down after only 26 days on air, following accusations that it had become too close to pro-Kurdish ...

Iraqi refugee family is home at last

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Iraqi refugee family is home at last

From a first date that ended in bloody carnage in Baghdad, to finally entering their new home in The Netherlands, this is an epic tale of ...

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Kurdish ex-MP sentenced to 22 years in jail

Leyla Guven, 56, was given a 22 year sentence on charges of joining "a terror group" and "disseminating terror propaganda".

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The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

With a crumbling economy, rampant corruption and unpaid salaries, Iraqi Kurdistan's woes are intricately linked to the wider problems the ...

Judit Neurink

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Comment: The brutal crackdown on anti-government protests is a dangerous way to react to the desperation of young, jobless people who have lost ...

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Rights monitor accuses Iraqi-Kurdish authorities of violating human rights

The Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor has condemned Iraqi-Kurdish authorities after a violent crackdown on protesters.

Syria war deaths reach 387,000: monitor

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Syria war deaths reach 387,000: monitor

The latest toll included more than 130,500 pro-government fighters, among them foreigners.

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Iraq death toll rises amid crackdown on protests

Security forces in Iraq's northern Kurdish region fired live rounds at protesters, amid days of ongoing demonstrations against late ...

'One dead' in Iraq protests, police shut TV station

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'One dead' in Iraq protests, police shut TV station

Demonstrations against the Kurdish regional government (KRG) and the region's main parties have broken out in recent days over months ...

The Iraq Report: Sadr makes a gamble for power

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The Iraq Report: Sadr makes a gamble for power

The powerful cleric's political ambitions have been branded a cynical ploy by youth protesters who have been demonstrating against corruption, a ...

What is driving Saudi Arabia's apparent rapprochement with Turkey?

Ali Bakeer

What is driving Saudi Arabia's apparent rapprochement with Turkey?

Analysis: Biden's policies towards Riyadh, together with how the UAE responds, will play a major role in determining whether Turkish-Saudi ...

Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

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Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

Only Tunisia has made the transition during the Arab Spring, with the other popular uprisings ending in repression, war or chaos.

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Erdogan pushes tough foreign policy despite economic pain

Erdogan's increasingly hawkish foreign policy is rankling Western allies and scaring away investors

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British women, children held in 'barbaric' Syria camps: report

A report has exposed the 'barbaric' conditions British women and children are kept in in Syria.

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Biden and the Eastern Mediterranean: Greek optimism, Turkish caution

Analysis: With Greece seeking a more active role from Biden in the Aegean Sea, Turkey could find itself constrained by the president-elect.

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Kurdish and Turkey-backed fighters clash in Syria, 11 killed

The Monday night clashes near the town of Ein Issa were triggered by an attack by Turkey-backed gunmen on SDF positions, according to a monitor.

Iraqi refugees face abuse over perceived IS links

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Iraqi refugees face abuse over perceived IS links

Amnesty's regional director called on the Iraq's central authority and the Kurdish regional government to address the "collective ...

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Belgian policeman tried over death of Kurdish toddler

Mawda was fatally wounded in May 2018 when a policeman opened fire on a van being driven across Belgium by traffickers taking migrants across ...

31 Russian children evacuated from Syria

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31 Russian children evacuated from Syria

Children aged two to 16 were flown to Moscow from Syria on Friday as part of Russian efforts to evacuate its minor nationals from the war-torn ...

Turkey forewarns Pompeo on religion ahead of visit

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Turkey forewarns Pompeo on religion ahead of visit

The US secretary of state is visiting Turkey, where he will speak of religious freedom, to Erdogan's annoyance.

With Trump out, Turkey worries about Biden

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With Trump out, Turkey worries about Biden

The two countries are at loggerheads over the US support of a Kurdish militia in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria.

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