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Three officers went on trial for killing lawyer Tahir Elci was while making a press statement on the destruction of a historic mosque in 2015.

Iraqi Kurdistan is diversifying its economy as oil prices dive and the coronavirus pandemic destabilizes the economy.

Iraq arrests ex-governor for multi-million dollar graft

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Iraq arrests ex-governor for multi-million dollar graft

Nawfel Akoub, who was sacked as governor of Nineveh in March 2019 after a ferry sank killing 150 people, had evaded arrest by hiding Iraqi Kurdistan.

Pro-Iran protesters torch Kurd party offices in Baghdad

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Pro-Iran protesters torch Kurd party offices in Baghdad

Supporters of Hashed al-Shaabi on Saturday burned down the main Kurdish party's headquarters in Baghdad after criticism from a Kurdish ...

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in Iraq using air ...

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Syria Kurds release 600 IS-linked prisoners

Kurdish-led forces controlling northeast Syria freed more than 600 Syrian prisoners detained over links to IS

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Istanbul authorities ban Kurdish-language play

Turkish authorities banned a Kurdish adaptation of a well-known satirical play over concerns of 'public order', just hours before it was due to ...

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Turkey hits out at European 'arrogance' over Syria

The European Union's calls for Turkey to withdraw from Syria are 'arrogant', Ankara said on Tuesday.

Sofia Nitti

The heavy toll of coronavirus on Iraq's displaced

The pandemic has exacerbated a mental health crisis for internally displaced people in Iraq.

Turkey seeks aggravated life sentence for American scholar

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Turkey seeks aggravated life sentence for American scholar

US academic Henri Barkey and Turkish civil society figure Osman Kavala are accused of involvement in a 2016 coup attempt against the government ...

Tallha Abdulrazaq

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

Comment: Sectarianism is seen as the tragic norm in today's Middle Eastern conflicts, but its roots were put down 40 years ago during the ...

Turkey removes pro-Kurdish mayor over unrest

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Turkey removes pro-Kurdish mayor over unrest

The HDP is Turkey's second biggest opposition party, but the government accuses it of being a political front for outlawed Kurdish militants.

Pro-Iran faction targets US forces stationed at Erbil airport

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Pro-Iran faction targets US forces stationed at Erbil airport

Pro-Iran paramilitary network Hashed al-Shaabi has been accused of firing rockets at US forces stationed at Erbil airport.

Iraq ‘not happy’ with ‘dangerous’ US pullout threat

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Iraq ‘not happy’ with ‘dangerous’ US pullout threat

Iraq has expressed dissatisfaction with a US threat to pull out its diplomats and troops from the country in response to rocket attacks by ...

Turkey, Iran deploy 'game-changing' drones in north Iraq

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Turkey, Iran deploy 'game-changing' drones in north Iraq

Drone use has expanded dramatically in northern Iraq since Turkey launched a new assault in June, analysts and residents say.

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US ambassador meets senior Iraqi official amid growing tension

The US is mulloing closing its embassy in Baghdad due to continued rocket attacks

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Kurdish authorities arrest journalist following Iraqi president's 'defamation' accusation

Journalist Bahroz Jaafer has been detained by Iraqi Kurdish authorities after Iraqi President Barham Saleh accused him of 'criminal defamation' ...

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's influence in Iraq: A challenge for the US

Russia is making inroads into the Middle East at the expense of US power.

The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

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The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

Iran-backed militias will feel emboldened by a reduction of capable enemies on their doorstep, and could seek to expand their power and ...

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Turkish drone company successfully tests flying car

Drone giant Baykar says it could still take as many as 15 years to see a flying car on the road.

Turkish pro-Kurdish MP convicted on terror charge

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Turkish pro-Kurdish MP convicted on terror charge

Remziye Tosun was found guilty of treating wounded Kurdish militants from the outlawed PKK group during a 2015 Turkish army operation in the ...

Syrian olive trees put down roots in Kurdish Iraq

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Syrian olive trees put down roots in Kurdish Iraq

"On this farm I have 42,000 olive trees, all of which I brought from Afrin when they were three years old"

Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

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Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

With Jewish schools, shops and synagogues crumbling from a lack of maintenance, heritage experts fear there will soon be left little more than ...

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