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Pope Francis opened his historic trip with a plea for Iraq's Muslims to embrace their Christian neighours as a precious resource.

In-depth: Pope Francis' visit to Iraq is significant to Iraqis who have faced violence by scores of militant groups over previous years, but others doubt it will improve their lives

Syrian opposition head makes rare visit to Iraqi Kurdistan

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Syrian opposition head makes rare visit to Iraqi Kurdistan

The leader of the opposition Syrian National Coalition, Nasr Hariri, has visited the Kurdistan region of Iraq, bringing into focus shifting alliances within Iraq and Syria

Nine Turkish soldiers killed in helicopter crash

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Nine Turkish soldiers killed in helicopter crash

A senior commander was reportedly among those killed when a military helicopter crashed in Turkey's southeast Bitlis province.

Woman's trial in Norway insight into life under IS

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Woman's trial in Norway insight into life under IS

The trial - the first in Norway of a woman accused of joining IS - has put the spotlight on the role women played in the terror group.

Maedeh Sharifi

Reclaiming the Middle East's evil eye tradition with Sayran

LA-based jewellery designer, Sayran Barzani, is reclaiming the Middle East's evil eye tradition with her eponymous label Sayran.

Brooke Anderson

Seeking relevance, Trump touts Middle East 'victories' at CPAC

In-depth: At this year’s CPAC, Donald Trump boasted of his policy victories in the Middle East, but his erratic legacy is probably more ...

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Yazidi leader blasts pro-Iran, Kurdish militia in Sinjar

The presence of the militias to counter a Turkish offensive against the PKK in Sinjar has prompted fears of a new wave of Yazidi displacement, ...

Rachel Hagan

Iraq's long road to justice for the Yazidi genocide

In-depth: Iraq has passed a landmark new bill offering reparations to victims of the Islamic State and formally recognising the Yazidi genocide. ...

Syria camp for IS relatives records 31 murders

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Syria camp for IS relatives records 31 murders

At least 31 killings have rocked a camp holding Islamic State group relatives in Syria since early January.

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Turkey reopens most restaurants, schools

Turkey on reopened most restaurants for indoor dining and allowed more students to return to school as it rolled back tough coronavirus ...

The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

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The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention ...

Arbitrary detentions in Syria may be war crimes: UN

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Arbitrary detentions in Syria may be war crimes: UN

Tens of thousands of civilians were detained, some subjected to torture and sexual offence, according to the report of the UN commission on Syria

Five places Pope Francis will see on Iraq trip

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Five places Pope Francis will see on Iraq trip

Pope Francis is visiting Iraq and has five heritage sites on his list of visits, including some damaged in the war on IS.

UN: Children in Syria camps should be allowed home

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UN: Children in Syria camps should be allowed home

The UN children's agency called Sunday for all minors held in displacement camps or jails in northeast Syria to be allowed home.

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Turkey protests to Iran envoy in Iraq row

Iran and Turkey are rivals in several parts of the Middle East and Central Asia but both have carried out operations against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq.

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Children among dead in blaze at Syria's Al-Hol camp

A blaze at Syria's Al-Hol refugee camp left at least three people dead, including two children.

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Russia releases video showing it bombed hospital in Aleppo

Moscow has often denied its role in hitting civilian areas in Syria's civil war, but the video inadvertently shows it bombed a hospital

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Iraq's Sinjar caught in new tug-of-war

Nearly six years since Iraq's Sinjar region was recaptured from jihadists, geopolitical tensions risks sparking a new conflict.

Air strike in Syria a warning to Iran: Biden

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Air strike in Syria a warning to Iran: Biden

President Joe Biden said Iran should view a US air strike in eastern Syria as a warning.

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Syria slams deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias

Syria criticised a deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias as a bad omen from President Joe Biden's administration.

Trial sparks a wave of desperation in Iraq's Kurdistan

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Trial sparks a wave of desperation in Iraq's Kurdistan

Comment: The trial of five Kurdish activists and journalists for 'spying' has left Kurds furious with their leaders. As hardship ...

US strikes 'Iranian-backed militant' site in Syria: Pentagon

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US strikes 'Iranian-backed militant' site in Syria: Pentagon

The US military launched an airstrike on facilities used by Iran-backed militias in Syria, the Pentagon said.

Syria receives unnamed vaccine from friendly country: report

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Syria receives unnamed vaccine from friendly country: report

The announcement comes after reports that Israel secretly agreed to purchase thousands of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for Damascus as part of a ...

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