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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.

Comment: Russia is exploiting its UN Security Council veto power for the purposes of aiding and abetting war crimes in Syria, writes Sam Hamad.

Turkey bolsters reinforcements in northern Syria

The New Arab Staff

Turkey bolsters reinforcements in northern Syria

Adding to rising tensions, sources told The New Arab that Syrian regime forces had sent reinforcements to areas under Kurdish control.

Rival Kurdish groups in Syria reach breakthrough agreement

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rival Kurdish groups in Syria reach breakthrough agreement

On Tuesday, representatives of the KNC and a PYD-led coalition of Kurdish parties "concluded the first stage of Kurdish unity ...

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

The New Arab Staff

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

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

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.

Sam Hamad

UN failures put fate of Syrians in Assad's hands

Comment: The UN's imbalanced and unjust structure is allowing Assad to weaponise aid to vulnerable Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

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 ...

Stasa Salacanin

What is next after Operation Peace Spring?

Although Turkey announced the end of their operations in northern Syria late last year, many unknowns still remain, as it is unclear what comes ...

Erdogan accuses the West of 'standing by terrorists'

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan accuses the West of 'standing by terrorists'

Ankara's military action against Kurdish forces who played a key role in the fight against the Islamic State group has drawn widespread ...

Ali Bakeer

Saudi Arabia and Egypt positions on Turkey's 'Peace Spring'

Egypt and Saudi Arabia attempted to mobilise Arab states to denounce the Turkish military operation in northern Syria, but there was no ...

US betrayal pushes Syria's Kurds into clutches of regime

Sam Hamad

US betrayal pushes Syria's Kurds into clutches of regime

Comment: The deal the Kurds were forced to cut with the Syrian regime is likely to only have one winner: Assad and his regime, writes Sam Hamad.

Turkey, the Kurds and the demographic re-engineering of Syria

Amr Salahi

Turkey, the Kurds and the demographic re-engineering of Syria

The start of Turkey's Operation Peace Spring in Syria brings with it fears of demographic change. Both Turkey and its Syrian Kurdish opponents ...

The deadly toll of US indifference in Syria

James Snell

The deadly toll of US indifference in Syria

Comment: From inaction over regime use of chemical weapons, to a callous abandonment of the Kurds, US policy in Syria is a riot of indifference, ...

Worse than 1975: Trump's cynical betrayal of the Kurds

Paul Iddon

Worse than 1975: Trump's cynical betrayal of the Kurds

Comment: Paul Iddon details just how profoundly President Trump has betrayed the US' former Kurdish allies.

Sam Hamad

Once again, US turns Syria into theatre of betrayal

Comment: The US was all that stood between the Kurds and Turkish aggression, now that buffer has gone, writes Sam Hamad.

Ali Bakeer

Turkey-Saudi state of frenemity: One year on Khashoggi's murder

To Turkish officials, the premeditated operation was not only meant to kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but also to strangle Turkey ...

Bashdar Pusho Ismaeel

Time for a peace initiative between Turkey and PKK

Comment: If the Kurds in northern Syria and Turkey want real stability on both sides of the border, they must explore opportunities for a ...

Kareem Chehayeb

Syria After the Uprisings: How Assad stopped his fall

Book Club: Joseph Daher analyses the resilience of the Syrian regime and the failings of the uprising in his latest book Syria After the ...

How will Turkey and USA's missile saga end?

Ali Bakeer

How will Turkey and USA's missile saga end?

Analysis: Turkey and the United States have seen a rise in tensions over Ankara's choice in defence systems... but how will this end?

The New Arab

Damascus accuses Kurd-led alliance of 'treason'

Buoyed by its recapture of most of the rest of Syria, Damascus is now demanding that alliance-held areas return to central government control.

Syrians protest Kurdish 'occupation, oil theft' in Deir az-Zour

The New Arab

Syrians protest Kurdish 'occupation, oil theft' in Deir az-Zour

Syrians have led five days of protests against the Kurdish YPG forces in the eastern province of Deir az-Zour, claiming they face discrimination ...

Appeasing Assad

Sam Hamad

Appeasing Assad

Comment: Getting the West to pay for reconstruction of Syria would be the ultimate coup for Assad and his backers, writes Sam Hamad.

'Adana' not an option for Turkey in northern Syria

The New Arab

'Adana' not an option for Turkey in northern Syria

Reviving the 1998 'Adana solution' is unlikely to go down well with a Turkish administration fearful of Kurdish militants on its southern border.

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