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Nadhim Zahawi, an Iraqi-born MP of Kurdish origin, will be in charge of the vaccine rollout in the UK.

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

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Milica Cosic and Nick McAlpin

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Public discourse on refugees often centres solely on their material needs. However, the Covid-19 crisis shows that the deep desire for community and belonging cannot be ignored.

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

The New Arab Staff

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.

Biden and the Eastern Mediterranean: Greek optimism, Turkish caution

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

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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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Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

Ten years on Syria's Bashar Al-Assad defied the odds, surviving international isolation and temporary loss of two thirds of the national ...

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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 ...

Turkey orders arrest of 101 over alleged PKK links

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey orders arrest of 101 over alleged PKK links

Authorities accuse the Democratic Society Congress of links to the PKK militant group.

Sofia Nitti

Nowhere to go: Iraq's camp closures leave thousands destitute

In-depth: Iraq has announced the closure of IDP camps across the country. With Covid-19 raging, winter approaching and IS still active, the ...

Iraq's Yazidis crown new spiritual leader

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's Yazidis crown new spiritual leader

Ali Alyas has been formally named as the Yazidi 'Baba Sheikh'.

Governor of Iraqi-<em>Kurdish</em> Erbil province dies of coronavirus aged-42

The New Arab Staff

Governor of Iraqi-Kurdish Erbil province dies of coronavirus aged-42

Firsat Sofi, Erbil's governor died of coronavirus at the age of 42.

US denies Russian reports of major Syria troop withdrawal

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US denies Russian reports of major Syria troop withdrawal

Syrian regime media had reported the withdrawal of hundreds of American troops from Syria.

Hundreds of Syrians leave <em>Kurdish</em>-held Al-Hol camp

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Hundreds of Syrians leave Kurdish-held Al-Hol camp

More than 500 Syrians, some related to alleged Islamic State group members, quit the overcrowded Kurdish-run camp of Al-Hol in the ...

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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 country.

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Iranian forces pound rebels in northwest border region

The development comes a day after state media reported that "terrorists" who attempted to sneak into Iran's West Azerbaijan province killed ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Gunmen kill 3 Iranian guards near Turkish border: report

The official IRNA news agency said the three were killed in a clash when "terrorists" tried to sneak into Iran’s West Azerbaijan province.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

German woman charged over crimes against humanity in Syria

A German woman was charged with crimes against humanity allegedly committed while she was a member of the Islamic State group in Syria.

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.

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Erdogan congratulates Biden, thanks Trump

Erdogan's statement came a full three days after US media called the election in Biden's favour, underscoring the close personal bond the ...

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Mehmet Alaca

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

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

With Trump out, Turkey worries about Biden

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

US military denies Syrian regime reports of 'American casualties'

The New Arab Staff

US military denies Syrian regime reports of 'American casualties'

The US campaign fighting IS in Syria said it has checked up on its servicemen after a 'false' report by SANA claiming four US soldiers were ...

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