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

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.

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

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.

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 ...

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

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

Kurdish militants kill Iraqi Kurdish soldier: sources

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

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 ...

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.

Paul Iddon

Iraqi Kurdistan fears entanglement in Turkey-UAE cold war

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

Bolton's book and why Trump betrayed the Kurds

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 Iraq Report: Islamic State is making a comeback

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Islamic State is making a comeback

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

Don't let Islamic State exploit coronavirus

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.

What is next after Operation Peace Spring?

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 ...

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 Barzani panicked when IS took control of northern Iraq.

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, ...

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.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi Kurdistan elects Nechirvan Barzani as new president

Nechirvan Barzani, the nephew of former president Masoud Barzani, was elected by 68 Kurdish MPs amid a boycott by the Patriotic Union of ...

Who did what to defeat the Islamic State group

Paul Iddon

Who did what to defeat the Islamic State group

Analysis: Given the multitude of nations and groups that contributed to the defeat of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, Paul Iddon ...

James Reinl

Middle East drone wars heat up in Yemen

Drones are being increasingly deployed by insurgents and militias to level the playing field against better-armed adversaries, reports James ...

The status of foreign troops in Iraq

Paul Iddon

The status of foreign troops in Iraq

Analysis: While many Iraqis oppose any foreign troop presence in their country, their leaders have often proven more selective about which ones ...

The future of US troops in Syria and Iraq

Paul Iddon

The future of US troops in Syria and Iraq

Analysis: With rising anti-US sentiment in both countries, President Trump may not be able to keep troops deployed, even if he wants to, notes ...

The Iraq Report: Thousands of children tortured by authorities

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Thousands of children tortured by authorities

This week's round-up of under-reported news from Iraq focuses on the conditions necessary for a new rise of militancy, notably, the jailing of ...

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