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Comment: Recent geopolitical and on-the-ground developments have ignited concerns over the prospect of an Egyptian-Turkish military confrontation in Libya, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

The move is likely to increase friction between Ankara and Baghdad.

Turkey's jets strike Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq

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Turkey's jets strike Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq

Turkish jets carried out cross-border strikes targeting PKK fighters, authorities confirmed, after launching the fresh offensive in northern Iraq.

Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

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Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

Investigators at the CIJA have launched an investigation into IS treatment of Yazidi women in Iraq.

Yazidi girl returns home to Iraq after IS captivity

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Yazidi girl returns home to Iraq after IS captivity

A Yazidi girl abducted by the Islamic State group returned to Iraq to be reunited with her family after the coronavirus lockdown in Syria ...

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 Islamic State.

Adam Lucente

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 ...

The New Arab

German court tries IS jihadist over Yazidi genocide

Identified only as Taha al-J., the 37-year-old Iraqi man is also accused of crimes against humanity, war crimes and human trafficking in the ...

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Two killed after Turkey strikes refugee camp in Iraq

Iraq has summoned Turkey's ambassador after a drone strike on a refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan killed two women, alleged to be members of ...

France welcomes 27 more Yazidi women victims of IS

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France welcomes 27 more Yazidi women victims of IS

Dozens of Yazidi women and their children arrived in Paris on Wednesday as part of Macron’s pledge to take in 100 families from the ethnic group ...

Elizabeth Hagedorn

Displaced Yazidis fear loss of land in Syria

Since the start of Turkey's offensive on October 9, local activists say more than two dozen Yazidi villages have been nearly deserted.

Egyptian imam slammed for advocating prisoner 'sex slaves'

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Egyptian imam slammed for advocating prisoner 'sex slaves'

Abdullah Rushdy came under attack on Twitter over remarks he made advocating having sex with female prisoners.

Four killed across Iraq in day of militant attacks

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Four killed across Iraq in day of militant attacks

At least four people were killed in three separate militant attacks across Iraq on Saturday, security forces said.

Sadr accuses Yazidis of fleeing 'to arms of Israel'

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Sadr accuses Yazidis of fleeing 'to arms of Israel'

A delegation of Yazidi survivors led by Nobel laureate Nadia Murad has been slammed for visiting Israel.

Nobel prize-winning activist urges Yazidis to return to Iraq

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Nobel prize-winning activist urges Yazidis to return to Iraq

Nobel prize-winning Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, who was previously kidnapped by Islamic State, has urged Yazidis to return to Iraq to thwart ...

The New Arab & agencies

Five years on, Yazidis remember brutal Islamic State onslaught

On Saturday, women wearing white T-shirts paraded around Lalish temple, the Yazidis' holiest shrine, brandishing banners to commemorate the 'genocide' and portraits of IS victims.

The New Arab & agencies

Son of late Yazidi prince enthroned as group's leader

A new leader of the persecuted Yazidi minority has been announced.

Adam Lucente

Iraqis speak out on heightening US-Iran tensions

The New Arab speaks to Iraqis about their views and concerns over the talk of war between the US and Iran, and how it could affect them and ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq begins examining Yazidi mass graves remains

Iraq's forensics unit will begin DNA testing to identify the remains of 141 bodies found in mass graves, believed to contain the Yazidi victims ...

Netherlands calls for tribunal to prosecute IS members

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Netherlands calls for tribunal to prosecute IS members

Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok has proposed to the UN Security council that a tribunal be set up to try IS members responsible for 'mass ...

The New Arab & agencies

Mass graves unearthed in Iraq probe of IS crimes

A UN team investigating the massacre of Iraq's Yazidi minority and other atrocities committed by IS have excavated 12 mass graves.

'Communist militants' among US partners in Syria

Sibel Duz and Omer Ozkizilcik

'Communist militants' among US partners in Syria

Analysis: The Marxist-Leninist Communist Party, an underground faction classified as a terrorist organisation in Turkey, is an ally of the ...

Instability prevents Iraqi Yazidi refugees from returning to <em>Sinjar</em>

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Instability prevents Iraqi Yazidi refugees from returning to Sinjar

Four years after the Yazidi majority town of Sinjar was recaptured from IS, many of its inhabitants remain refugees while the PKK gains ...

Online investigators try to trace Baghdadi's whereabouts

Mel Plant

Online investigators try to trace Baghdadi's whereabouts

Amateur online sleuths and professional analysts are, alongside intelligence officials, hard at work trying to pinpoint IS leader Baghdadi's ...

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