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Ankara has been ordered to pay out compensation over the detentions of a man celebrating the Kurdish new year and a university student protesting in favour of Kurdish-language education.

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 widespread than is being reported.

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 Kurdistan, ...

Khamenei: US will be expelled from Iraq and Syria

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Khamenei: US will be expelled from Iraq and Syria

Iran's supreme leader said that the United States will be expelled from Iraq and Syria and alleged that even Washington's allies "abhor" it now.

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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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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 ...

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Yazidi girl returns home to Iraq after IS captivity

A Yazidi girl abducted by the Islamic State group returned to Iraq to be reunited with her family after the coronavirus lockdown in Syria ...

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The Iraq Report: Protest movement revives as lockdown eased

The Iraqi deep state is on full alert, showing demonstrators they will be killed if they continue to ask for change.

UN warns that ‘tragedy beckons’ in Syria from virus

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UN warns that ‘tragedy beckons’ in Syria from virus

With millions of people displaced in crowded conditions and without adequate sanitation, the UN humanitarian chief said Syria cannot cope with a ...

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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 former ...

Syrian NGOs demand release of detainees from Turkish prison

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Syrian NGOs demand release of detainees from Turkish prison

41 Syrian NGOs and human rights groups have called on the UN to secure the release of Syrian detainees captured by Turkish-aligned militias ...

Anger over the removal of pro-Kurdish mayors in Turkey

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Anger over the removal of pro-Kurdish mayors in Turkey

One year on from local elections, 40 out of 65 municipalities won by the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) are now under the control ...

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of coronavirus this week

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Jordan sends aid to the US while easing a lockdown, as Iran's foreign minister meets Assad for mask diplomacy.

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Syrian Kurds set up first coronavirus hospital

Kurdish authorities in northeastern Syria have set up their first hospital specializing in treating coronavirus patients, following the death of a patient in the area

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Two killed after Turkey strikes refugee camp in Iraq

Iraq has summoned Turkey's ambassador after a drone strike on a refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan killed two women, alleged to be members of ...

Paul Iddon

Don't let Islamic State exploit coronavirus

Comment: IS will exploit any instability, including a potential humanitarian crisis caused by coronavirus, writes Paul Iddon.

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Coronavirus 'disaster in the making' in war-torn Syria

Aid groups are sounding the alarm on the potentially devastating consequences of a severe outbreak in war-torn Syria.

Calm restored at Kurd-run Syria jail after IS riot

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Calm restored at Kurd-run Syria jail after IS riot

The Syrian Democratic Forces say a prison where IS prisoners rioted has been taken 'back under control'.

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Kim Kardashian faces backlash after calling lahmacun 'Armenian pizza'

Reality star Kim Kardashian provoked a fiery debate on the origins of lahmacun when she described it as 'Armenian pizza' on her Instagram.

Turkey detains five more Kurdish mayors over 'terrorism links'

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Turkey detains five more Kurdish mayors over 'terrorism links'

Turkey dismissed eight Kurdish mayors and detained five over terror allegations in a continued crackdown on the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic ...

Syrian academics displaced by war struggle to rebuild careers

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Syrian academics displaced by war struggle to rebuild careers

Displaced Syrian academics are struggling to continue their careers after being forcibly uprooted by war, with many separated from their ...

Tulsi Gabbard drops out of US presidential race

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Tulsi Gabbard drops out of US presidential race

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who was viewed as an unlikely candidate due to her divisive views on American foreign policy, has dropped out of ...

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