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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 future.

Firsat Sofi, Erbil's governor died of coronavirus at the age of 42.

US denies Russian reports of major Syria troop withdrawal

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US denies Russian reports of major Syria troop withdrawal

Syrian regime media had reported the withdrawal of hundreds of American troops from Syria.

Syria Kurds transfer foreign families from crowded Al-Hol camp

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Syria Kurds transfer foreign families from crowded Al-Hol camp

Kurdish authorities have started to transfer foreign women and their children from an overcrowded camp in northeast Syria.

Blasts target US convoy in southern Iraq

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Blasts target US convoy in southern Iraq

A convoy transporting military equipment was hit by an IED on Sunday in Iraq's southern province of Dhi Qar.

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Kurdish authorities arrest journalist following Iraqi president's 'defamation' accusation

Journalist Bahroz Jaafer has been detained by Iraqi Kurdish authorities after Iraqi President Barham Saleh accused him of 'criminal defamation' over an article in which he criticised the leader

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Explosions target two Iraqi bases, in latest rocket attacks

Rockets hit the Al-Taji and Speicher bases again on Monday evening.

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Four new coronavirus cases in Syria's northeast spark concerns

The northeastern region has recorded a total of six cases, while medical supplies run scarce.

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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 ...

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

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Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Yazidi and Iraqi Christian communities who suffered atrocities at the hands of the extremist group fear the return of IS-affiliated families ...

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Protesters shot after Iraq partially lifts coronavirus lockdown

A few demonstrators have remained in the epicentre of Iraq's protest movement, Tahrir Square, where on Tuesday they were shot at by unidentified ...

Iraq records first death from coronavirus

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Iraq records first death from coronavirus

Iraqi authorities announced further cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, raising the country's total to 32.

More Iraqi students join anti-government protests despite deadly crackdown

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More Iraqi students join anti-government protests despite deadly crackdown

Iraqi school and university students joined anti-government protests in Baghdad and several other cities, despite the deaths of dozens of people ...

Kurdish journalist and family killed in northeastern Iraq

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Kurdish journalist and family killed in northeastern Iraq

An Iraqi Kurdish journalist and his family were shot and killed by unknown gunmen in the city of Sulaymaniyah in northeastern Iraq.

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Iraq confirms Israel behind 'some' Shia militia base attacks

An Iraqi parliamentarian and leading member of the paramilitary force said Iraq found Israel is "certainly" behind several attacks on Hashed al-Shaabi bases.

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Iraqi Shia militia demands US troops withdraw

An Iraqi militia has threatened to attack US targets in Iraq.

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Iraqi authorities condemn 'blasphemous' dance in Shia holy city

Iraqi authorities have taken offence to a performance by female dancers ahead of a football game in the holy city of Karbala.

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Turkish mob attacks tourists displaying Iraqi-Kurdistan flag

A video has emerged on YouTube showing a mob in the Turkish town of Caykara attacking tourists who displayed the flag of Iraqi Kurdistan

American hardware store burned down in Iraq's Erbil

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American hardware store burned down in Iraq's Erbil

A local market in Erbil is severely damaged after a blaze broke out.

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The dangers of destroying Iran's middle class through sanctions

Comment: Ironically, it's Iran's middle class who are most likely to help usher in a more liberal and democratic government. Destroying them is ...

Owners of Mosul ferry arrested after deadly disaster

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Owners of Mosul ferry arrested after deadly disaster

Iraq's judiciary said the owners of a ferry that capsized in Mosul killing 100 people have been arrested.

Arrest warrant issued for Iraq governor over ferry disaster

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Arrest warrant issued for Iraq governor over ferry disaster

An arrest warrant has been issued for Nawfel Akoub, the sacked governor of Nineveh province, after a ferry-disaster that killed a hundred people ...

Kuwaiti cleric prohibits inter-gender video gaming

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Kuwaiti cleric prohibits inter-gender video gaming

A Kuwaiti cleric has caused controversy with a ruling prohibiting online gaming between men and women.

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