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

Following outrage in Turkey and Iran, KRG authorities issued a statement saying the postage stamps were the work of artists and not officially authorized.

The KRG's mixed record with Iraq's Christian minorities

Sylvain Mercadier

The KRG's mixed record with Iraq's Christian minorities

In-depth: Beyond the image of tolerance and coexistence promoted by Kurdish authorities, Christian communities in Iraqi Kurdistan have long suffered discrimination and exploitation.

Yazidi leader blasts pro-Iran, Kurdish militia in Sinjar

The New Arab Staff

Yazidi leader blasts pro-Iran, Kurdish militia in Sinjar

The presence of the militias to counter a Turkish offensive against the PKK in Sinjar has prompted fears of a new wave of Yazidi displacement, ...

Iraq's Sinjar caught in new tug-of-war

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's Sinjar caught in new tug-of-war

Nearly six years since Iraq's Sinjar region was recaptured from jihadists, geopolitical tensions risks sparking a new conflict.

Sofia Nitti

Civilians in the crossfire: Turkey's fight against the PKK

In-depth: Turkey has relaunched military operations in northern Iraq to target PKK fighters. Sofia Nitti reports from the autonomous Kurdistan region, where civilians are bearing the brunt of the conflict.

The New Arab Staff

Soleimani video game set for release as Iran mourns

First-person shooter game 'General in the Shadows' is set at the 2014 siege of Amerli in Iraq.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 ...

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 ...

Why protests are raging in Iraqi Kurdistan

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

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.

Kurdish militants kill Iraqi Kurdish soldier: sources

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kurdish militants kill Iraqi Kurdish soldier: sources

PKK militants killed a member of the peshmerga units in northern Iraq.

Suspected PKK militants kill Iraqi Kurdish soldier

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Suspected PKK militants kill Iraqi Kurdish soldier

Militants from the anti-Turkish Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have killed a member of the Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces and wounded ...

Beirut blast raises fears in Iraq of weapons stockpiles

Azhar Al-Rubaie

Beirut blast raises fears in Iraq of weapons stockpiles

In Iraq, where weapons are stored in urban centres and unexploded bombs litter border areas, fears of a catastrophe are acute.

Iraqi Kurdistan fears entanglement in Turkey-UAE cold war

Paul Iddon

Iraqi Kurdistan fears entanglement in Turkey-UAE cold war

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

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.

Sophia Akram

Yazidis face looming mental health crisis as Covid-19 spreads

The Covid-19 pandemic risks deepening a mental health crisis for traumatised Yazidis in Iraq, who are still recovering from the barbarity of the ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Islamic State is making a comeback

The forces of the Islamic State are once more on the march.

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.

Why Iraq is contemplating buying Russian missiles

Paul Iddon

Why Iraq is contemplating buying Russian missiles

Iraq is considering the purchase of yet more long-range missiles from Russia amid American and Iranian strikes on its soil.

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 ...

Iraqi Kurds blast Hezbollah chief Nasrallah over IS comments

The New Arab

Iraqi Kurds blast Hezbollah chief Nasrallah over IS comments

The Iraqi Kurdish authority has issued a scathing response to claims by Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah that former Kurdish leader Masoud ...

The significance of Qasem Soleimani's assassination

Paul Iddon

The significance of Qasem Soleimani's assassination

Qasem Soleimani's death has shocked the Middle East, but it might ultimately prove a more symbolic blow to Iran rather than a strategic one, ...

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.

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