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Turkey has criticised an oil deal between a US firm and Kurdish-led authorities in northeast Syria.

The Syrian regime condemned an agreement between Kurdish-led forces in the country's northeast and a US oil company, describing it as "theft" and an "affront to national sovereignty".

In Iraq's Kurdish capital, all's fair in love, walls

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In Iraq's Kurdish capital, all's fair in love, walls

"M + M = life," reads one slanted message in a dark corner.

Turkey frees 2 Czechs jailed on terror charges

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Turkey frees 2 Czechs jailed on terror charges

Turkey had accused the pair of belonging to the YPG, a Kurdish group Ankara considers a terrorist organisation.

Black waters: Oil spills pollute northeast Syria creeks

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Black waters: Oil spills pollute northeast Syria creeks

Oil pollution in Syria has been a growing concern since the 2011 onset of the civil war.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Erbil denies handing Syria Kurd official's niece to Turkey

The interior ministry in northern Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region dismissed the accusation from the family of Dalia Mahmoud Muslim, echoing an account given by official Turkish news agency Anadolu.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran hangs 2 for 2010 parade bombing: report

Officials at the time blamed Kurdish separatists for the attack, though it was not clear if the executed men were members of the minority.

Paul Iddon

Iraqi Kurdistan fears entanglement in Turkey-UAE cold war

Analysis: Iraqi Kurdistan hopes to avoid becoming entangled in a regional cold war.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey lifts veto on NATO plan for Poland, Baltics

Turkey has lifted its veto on a NATO defence plan Poland and the Baltic states, officials confirmed.

Turkey summons Austrian envoy over Kurdish-Turkish clashes in Vienna

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Turkey summons Austrian envoy over Kurdish-Turkish clashes in Vienna

Austria also summoned the Turkish ambassador over the clashes between Kurdish and Turkish nationalist demonstrators.

Paul Iddon

Bolton's book and why Trump betrayed the Kurds

Comment: Bolton's book shines a light on President Trump's crass dismissal of Kurdish sacrifices, writes Paul Iddon.

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party vows to continue protests

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Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party vows to continue protests

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party, the HDP, has vowed to continue protests after its ‘march for democracy’ rallies, called in response to the barring ...

Suspected Kurdish attack kills four workers in southeastern Turkey

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Suspected Kurdish attack kills four workers in southeastern Turkey

Turkey has blamed a roadside bomb that killed four construction workers near the southern border on the outlawed PKK.

Turkish police fire tear gas on pro-Kurdish rally

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Turkish police fire tear gas on pro-Kurdish rally

At least 10 people were detained protesting the barring of three opposition lawmakers from parliament.

Turkey releases pro-Kurdish lawmaker detained amid ongoing opposition crackdown

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Turkey releases pro-Kurdish lawmaker detained amid ongoing opposition crackdown

Three opposition lawmakers were stripped of their MP status and detained last week.

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Turkey's Erdogan claims BLM protesters 'working with PKK'

Ankara has attempted to link the Kurdish militant group to the Black Lives Matter protests.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Syria's collapsing economy threatens Assad's rule

The Syrian economy has not looked in a worse position for decades with few options for the bankrupt regime.

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 ...

The New Arab

Turkey man killed in fight 'over call to prayer'

The stabbing was initially thought to be a hate crime.

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.

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 bankrupt ...

ECHR fines Turkey over Kurdish rights-related detentions

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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 ...

Russian mediation reopens major highway in NE Syria: reports

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Russian mediation reopens major highway in NE Syria: reports

Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters captured parts of the highway last year.

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

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 ...

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