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

The stabbing was initially thought to be a hate crime.

Mass grave discovered in southeast Turkey

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Mass grave discovered in southeast Turkey

The bodies can likely be traced back to the height of the Turkish-Kurdish conflict, the Human Rights Association said.

Bankrupt Kurdistan is no longer 'the other Iraq'

Judit Neurink

Bankrupt Kurdistan is no longer 'the other Iraq'

Comment: The Kurdistan region of Iraq has hit rock bottom. What was once a promising 'other Iraq' is now a politically and financially bankrupt ...

IS blasts Iraq PM as American agent

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IS blasts Iraq PM as American agent

IS has blasted Iraq's PM as an American agent and has called for attacks on Iraq.

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Three Iran guards killed in clash near Iraq border

Three Iranian guards were killed near the Iraqi border.

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Six militia members ‘killed by IS’ in eastern Syria

Suspected IS militants have killed three members of the Syrian Democratic Forces ‘in a horrible way’ and three members of an Iran-backed militia ...

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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.

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.

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

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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 ...

Paul Iddon

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider ...

Iraq confirms killing of deputy IS leader Moataz al-Jubouri

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Iraq confirms killing of deputy IS leader Moataz al-Jubouri

The Islamic State group's so called 'Governor of Iraq' Moataz al-Jubouri, is confirmed to have been killed in an international coalition air ...

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

France views Turkey's foreign policy stance as a threat to its own economic and geopolitical interests.

Russian mediation reopens major highway in NE Syria: reports

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Russian mediation reopens major highway in NE Syria: reports

Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters captured parts of the highway last year.

Two regional IS leaders killed in Syria: CentCom

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Two regional IS leaders killed in Syria: CentCom

Two regional Islamic State group leaders were killed in a strike on Deir az-Zour province earlier this week.

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Suspected IS member arrested after being deported to Germany

German authorities arrested a woman suspected of joining the Islamic State group in Syria.

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The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and ...

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Red cross warns of humanitarian crisis in Syria

The ICRC has warned of a serious humanitarian crisis in northeast Syria, as food shortages and electricity cuts makes the situation yet more ...

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Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

Investigators at the CIJA have launched an investigation into IS treatment of Yazidi women in Iraq.

Iran Guards kill two <em>Kurdish</em> fighters near Iraqi border

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Iran Guards kill two Kurdish fighters near Iraqi border

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards have killed two Kurdish militants and injured four others in a battle near Iran’s border with Iraqi ...

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Which Arab countries will be in lockdown this Eid?

Muslims across the Arab world are preparing for a very different Eid amid a coronavirus epidemic.

UN failures put fate of Syrians in Assad's hands

Sam Hamad

UN failures put fate of Syrians in Assad's hands

Comment: The UN's imbalanced and unjust structure is allowing Assad to weaponise aid to vulnerable Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

Press freedom activists condemn Iraqi-<em>Kurdish</em> authorities' arrest of journalists

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Press freedom activists condemn Iraqi-Kurdish authorities' arrest of journalists

The Iraqi Kurdish authorities are attempting to 'stamp out news coverage that makes the government uncomfortable' by arresting ...

Three IS militants escape jail in Syria

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Three IS militants escape jail in Syria

The escape from a jail near the Al-Hol camp follows a prison riot earlier this month.

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