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Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria handed over 34 orphaned children, whose parents were suspected of belonging to the Islamic State group, to a Russian delegation to be repatriated.

A Chechen man was killed Friday after being attacked by 20 to 30 men - all believed to be Kurds - in the Belgian city of Liege.

Drone attack targets Iraq's Erbil airport in 'grand escalation'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Drone attack targets Iraq's Erbil airport in 'grand escalation'

The use of a drone marks an unprecedented escalation of the arms used to target US soldiers based in Erbil.

Iraqi-<em>Kurds</em> dismiss reports of 'attack on Israeli Mossad'

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi-Kurds dismiss reports of 'attack on Israeli Mossad'

Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq have denied reports of an Israeli intelligence foothold in the region.

<em>Kurds</em> impose 10-day curfew in NE Syria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kurds impose 10-day curfew in NE Syria

As the number of cases across northeastern Syria rise, Kurdish authorities have imposed a curfew to stop the spread.

Burcu Ozcelik

ReBirth: Women in Iraq blend feminism with digital art

Burcu Ozcelik uncovers the creative practices of reBirth, a visual arts project in Erbil that unapologetically showcases womanhood and femininity in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Sofia Nitti

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Canada blocks arms exports to ally Turkey

Canada on Monday blocked military arms exports to NATO ally Turkey.

The New Arab Staff

Turkish banks appeals to US to drop laundering charges

Embattled Halkbank has appealed to a US court to dismiss charges related to the laundering of Iranian oil proceeds, claiming the bank is immune ...

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

Paul Iddon

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

In-depth: Baghdad once sought to abolish the KRG's comparably liberal visa system. Now, new reforms will make it easier for foreign visitors to ...

The New Arab Staff

Kurdish humanitarian dies from Covid-19 in Sweden

Ghafouri set up a charity to support Yazidis diplaced by IS.

Syria <em>Kurds</em> say IS jihadists captured in displacement camp

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria Kurds say IS jihadists captured in displacement camp

SDF forces were searching for IS sleeper cell suspects amid a series of assassinations at the camp.

Turkey's case against pro-Kurdish party hits legal snag

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey's case against pro-Kurdish party hits legal snag

Turkey's attempt to ban the country's main pro-Kurdish party hit a legal snag.

<em>Kurds</em> say 53 IS members arrested in Syria's Al-Hol

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kurds say 53 IS members arrested in Syria's Al-Hol

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the launch on Sunday of the sweep in Al-Hol camp, which has been rocked by assassinations ...

Stranded in Turkey, professor seeks return to France

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Stranded in Turkey, professor seeks return to France

Tuna Altinel's colleagues view the 55-year-old as another victim of a crackdown against academia and Kurdish causes that gathered force after ...

The New Arab Staff

UK Home Office under investigation over citizenship data

The UK Home Office is being investigated after failing to provide accurate information about the number of people who have been deprived to their citizenship.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria Kurds launch security sweep in IS families camp

Kurdish forces arrested Islamic State group's militants' family members in an operation in Al-Hol camp in Syria.

Nahrain Al-Mousawi

Film Review: Brother's Keeper

Film Review: Brother's Keeper follows the story of two friends at a secluded boarding school for Kurdish boys, who are struggling through the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Slow recovery in Syria's Baghouz two years after IS

The embattled village of Baghouz was the last vestige of the cross-border proto-state IS declared in 2014 across large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Hakim Charles Khatib

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Analysis: Washington is still weighing up its approach to Syria, but the power balance that Russia, Turkey and Iran have built will not be easy ...

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi factions pressure Kurds to surrender Erbil attack findings

The Kurdistan Regional Government claimed that a group belonging to the Iran-backed PMU were behind the deadly rocket attack on Erbil in ...

Unseated Turkey opposition MP appeals to top court

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Unseated Turkey opposition MP appeals to top court

Outspoken pro-Kurdish MP Gergerlioglu has applied to have his seat in parliament reinstated.

Turkish <em>Kurds</em> in New Year protest over political repression

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish Kurds in New Year protest over political repression

Kurdish people in Turkey celebrated the Newroz, associated with protests against the repression of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party.

Kurdish fighters, pro-Turkey rebels clash in north Syria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kurdish fighters, pro-Turkey rebels clash in north Syria

Violent clashes have erupted near the Kurdish-held town of Ain Issa in northern Syria between Kurdish-led and pro-Ankara fighters.

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