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The United Nations nuclear watchdog has said Iran has violated all its nuclear restrictions.

Iraq is heavily reliant on the goodwill of its neighbours for both energy and investments, meaning Baghdad has very little leverage to stand up to other powers.

Gheyzanieh: Where oil flows, but drinking water does not

Kourosh Ziabari

Gheyzanieh: Where oil flows, but drinking water does not

Comment: For too long, Iran's leaders have neglected the oil-rich Khuzestan region, which provides an economic lifeline to the country, writes Kourosh Ziabari.

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 <em>Kurdistan</em> 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 ...

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Three Iran guards killed in clash near Iraq border

Three Iranian guards were killed near the Iraqi border.

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 ...

The New Arab

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 ...

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.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Areas outside Syrian regime control remain at a major disadvantage in battling Covid-19, with fears that the coronavirus could be more ...

The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

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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 ...

Iran Guards kill two Kurdish 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 ...

Press freedom activists condemn Iraqi-Kurdish 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 reporters ...

Turkey detains five more pro-Kurdish mayors

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Turkey detains five more pro-Kurdish mayors

Turkey has detained five mayors from the pro-Kurdish HDP party.

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Turkey blames killing of two civilians on Kurdish militants

Turkey attributed a deadly attack on two social support workers to the outlawed Kurdish PKK, however the group condemned the incident in eastern Turkey 'in the strongest terms'.

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MSF flies coronavirus supplies to Syria amid country-wide lockdown

Two planes filled with coronavirus supplies landed in Iraq and will make their way to northeast Syria despite cuts in funding from the United ...

The New Arab

Syrian Kurdish authorities ban journalist who 'offended martyrs'

Rudaw reporter Vivian Fatah has been banned from reporting for two months after she said Syrian Kurdish fighters were 'killed' rather than ...

Sophia Akram

Yazidis face looming mental health crisis as Covid-19 spreads

The Covid-19 pandemic risks deepening a mental health crisis for traumatised Yazidis in Iraq, who are still recovering from the barbarity of the ...

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Adam Lucente

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Yazidi and Iraqi Christian communities who suffered atrocities at the hands of the extremist group fear the return of IS-affiliated families ...

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Iranian troops killed in clashes close to Iraq border

Three IRGC militants were killed fighting in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

Paul Iddon

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

Neither side in Libya's civil war can achieve a decisive victory.

Syria: Afrin bomb blast death toll rises above 40

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Syria: Afrin bomb blast death toll rises above 40

The blast came as people went shopping to prepare to break the Ramadan fast.

Iraq stops paying salaries to Kurdish Regional Government employees

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Iraq stops paying salaries to Kurdish Regional Government employees

A severe financial dispute between the Iraqi government and the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has resulted in the ...

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