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While there is obvious fury at the Islamic State, Iraqis have also expressed outrage at security forces and pro-Iran militias whom they blame for Iraq's endemic insecurity.

The Turkish channel Olay TV has shut down after only 26 days on air, following accusations that it had become too close to pro-Kurdish opposition parties.

In town brutalised by IS, Iraq tests its power

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In town brutalised by IS, Iraq tests its power

The Iraqi government is attempting to restore control over Sinjar, the Yazidi homeland previously controlled by a web of paramilitary organisations following its liberation from IS.

Turkish police knock protesting opposition MP out of wheelchair

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Turkish police knock protesting opposition MP out of wheelchair

Musa Piroglu was protesting against the jailing of veteran Kurdish politician Leyla Guven when he was knocked over.

The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

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The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

With a crumbling economy, rampant corruption and unpaid salaries, Iraqi Kurdistan's woes are intricately linked to the wider problems the ...

Judit Neurink

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Comment: The brutal crackdown on anti-government protests is a dangerous way to react to the desperation of young, jobless people who have lost all trust in politics, writes Judit Neurink.

Alessandra Bajec

Why protests are raging in Iraqi Kurdistan

In-depth: With economic woes exacerbated by Covid-19 and the KRG's heavy-handed response to public anger, protests are expected to re-emerge in ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

Ten years on Syria's Bashar Al-Assad defied the odds, surviving international isolation and temporary loss of two thirds of the national ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Belgian policeman tried over death of Kurdish toddler

Mawda was fatally wounded in May 2018 when a policeman opened fire on a van being driven across Belgium by traffickers taking migrants across ...

Hundreds of Syrians leave Kurdish-held Al-Hol camp

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hundreds of Syrians leave Kurdish-held Al-Hol camp

More than 500 Syrians, some related to alleged Islamic State group members, quit the overcrowded Kurdish-run camp of Al-Hol in the northeast of ...

The New Arab Staff

31 Russian children evacuated from Syria

Children aged two to 16 were flown to Moscow from Syria on Friday as part of Russian efforts to evacuate its minor nationals from the war-torn ...

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias emboldened by Biden's victory

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias emboldened by Biden's victory

While those in official circles are generally in favour of a new US administration under Joe Biden, Iraqi civil society and activists are more ...

Erdogan congratulates Biden, thanks Trump

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Erdogan congratulates Biden, thanks Trump

Erdogan's statement came a full three days after US media called the election in Biden's favour, underscoring the close personal bond the ...

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Mehmet Alaca

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Analysis: Joe Biden has a contentious history in Iraq, but the president-elect's policies towards the country remain unclear.

With Trump out, Turkey worries about Biden

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

With Trump out, Turkey worries about Biden

The two countries are at loggerheads over the US support of a Kurdish militia in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US targets Syria oil, intelligence in new sanctions

The United States imposed new sanctions targeting Syria's oil sector, lawmakers and intelligence officers, vowing no let-up in pressure on President Bashar al-Assad despite his gains on the ground.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's pro-Iran factions see smoother sailing with Biden

Pro-Tehran factions in Iraq have signalled a positive response to the US election results.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq Report: Kurd-on-Kurd violence as protesters clash with police

Kurd-on-Kurd violence intensifies between the PKK and the KRG, while Iraq's October Revolution is being revived and continued.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Two children killed in blast targeting Iraq pipeline

An investigation has been launched into the explosion in Muthanna province, south of Baghdad, that killed two children.

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began.

Eva J. Koulouriotis

US elections and the Eastern Mediterranean tinderbox

Analysis: The road to a solution between Athens and Ankara is shorter if it does not pass through Washington.

27 Russian children evacuated from Syria's Al-Hol camp

The New Arab Staff

27 Russian children evacuated from Syria's Al-Hol camp

Russia has resumed evacuations of Russian children from the Al-Hol displacement camp after operations were halted due to Covid-19.

UN, humanitarians reiterate concerns over 'inhumane' Al-Hol camp

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN, humanitarians reiterate concerns over 'inhumane' Al-Hol camp

Humanitarian groups and the UN have 'expressed alarm at the deteriorating security situation' in the sprawling tent city of Al-Hol.

Syria <em>Kurds</em> release 600 IS-linked prisoners

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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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