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An Iraqi child was injured when another of the rockets landed in a nearby village.

The use of a drone marks an unprecedented escalation of the arms used to target US soldiers based in Erbil.

Iraqi-Kurds dismiss reports of 'attack on Israeli Mossad'

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi-Kurds dismiss reports of 'attack on Israeli Mossad'

Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq have denied reports of an Israeli intelligence foothold in the region.

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

Paul Iddon

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

In-depth: Baghdad once sought to abolish the KRG's comparably liberal visa system. Now, new reforms will make it easier for foreign visitors to ...

Iraq's Kataeb Hezbollah-linked militia hold military parade in Baghdad

The New Arab Staff

Iraq's Kataeb Hezbollah-linked militia hold military parade in Baghdad

An Iraqi militia called Rubu’ Allah organised a military parade in central Baghdad.

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi factions pressure Kurds to surrender Erbil attack findings

The Kurdistan Regional Government claimed that a group belonging to the Iran-backed PMU were behind the deadly rocket attack on Erbil in February.

Giorgio Cafiero and Sina Azodi

Why Turkey wants Biden to salvage the JCPOA

Analysis: As divisions grow among Washington's partners, Turkey will likely stand in the camp of states that see the JCPOA's survival as serving ...

Samuel Ramani

Rising Iran-Turkey tensions in Iraq and Russia's dilemma

Analysis: While the extent and duration of Turkey's anticipated military intervention in Sinjar is unclear, Russia is watching the situation in ...

The New Arab Staff

Pope stamp showing 'Greater Kurdistan' causes uproar in Iraq

Following outrage in Turkey and Iran, KRG authorities issued a statement saying the postage stamps were the work of artists and not officially ...

Could Iraq's Iran-backed militias arm the PKK against Turkey?

Paul Iddon

Could Iraq's Iran-backed militias arm the PKK against Turkey?

Analysis: Iran-backed militias want to maintain dominance in Sinjar as an access point to Syria, but would they arm the PKK if Turkey launches a ...

Sylvain Mercadier

The KRG's mixed record with Iraq's Christian minorities

In-depth: Beyond the image of tolerance and coexistence promoted by Kurdish authorities, Christian communities in Iraqi Kurdistan have ...

Syrian opposition head makes rare visit to Iraqi <em>Kurdistan</em>

The New Arab Staff

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 ...

Yazidi leader blasts pro-Iran, Kurdish militia in Sinjar

The New Arab Staff

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, ...

How does Biden view Turkey’s role in Libya's conflict?

Giorgio Cafiero and Diana Vasconcellos

How does Biden view Turkey’s role in Libya's conflict?

Analysis: Libya's civil war could become a source of confrontation rather than cooperation between the Biden administration and Turkey.

Iran should probe deadly shooting on Pakistan border: HRW

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran should probe deadly shooting on Pakistan border: HRW

Human Rights Watch called on Iran Friday to investigate a deadly shooting by Revolutionary Guards against smugglers attempting to transport fuel ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

Judit Neurink

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 increases, they ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Western allies condemn Iraq rocket attack

A recent rocket attack in Kurdish Iraq has been condemned by numerous countries in a joint statement.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US seeks to defuse row with Turkey over ‘terrorists'

The US is attempting to ease tensions with Turkey, following their hesitancy to blame the PKK for the killing of 13 Turks.

US vows to help Iraq promote stability

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US vows to help Iraq promote stability

The US is determined to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State and create a stable atmosphere in Iraq.

Paul Iddon

How should Turkey's military presence in Syria be assessed?

Analysis: Has Ankara's role in northern Syria made any positive impact, or will it ultimately be counterproductive?

UN slams deadly Iraq rocket attack as 'reckless'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN slams deadly Iraq rocket attack as 'reckless'

Responding to the deadly rocket attack on Erbil, the UN's top representative in Iraq tweeted: "Such heinous, reckless acts pose grave threats to ...

US vows to pursue 'those responsible' for Erbil attack

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US vows to pursue 'those responsible' for Erbil attack

The US has called for an investigation into a rocket attack on an airbase in Iraq's Kurdistan region which killed a foreign civilian ...

The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

Turkey is facing a dual threat from Kurdish militants and Iran-backed militias amid its military operation in northern Iraq.

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