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

For the first time since 2013, the EU will impose travel bans and asset freezes on a number of Iranians accused of human rights abuses.

Why Turkey wants Biden to salvage the JCPOA

Giorgio Cafiero and Sina Azodi

Why Turkey wants Biden to salvage the JCPOA

Analysis: As divisions grow among Washington's partners, Turkey will likely stand in the camp of states that see the JCPOA's survival as serving both their national interests and regional stability.

Rising Iran-Turkey tensions in Iraq and Russia's dilemma

Samuel Ramani

Rising Iran-Turkey tensions in Iraq and Russia's dilemma

Analysis: While the extent and duration of Turkey's anticipated military intervention in Sinjar is unclear, Russia is watching the ...

Could Iraq's Iran-backed militias arm the PKK against Turkey?

Paul Iddon

Could Iraq's Iran-backed militias arm the PKK against Turkey?

Analysis: Iran-backed militias want to maintain dominance in Sinjar as an access point to Syria, but would they arm the PKK if Turkey ...

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria Kurds hand children to their Iraqi Yazidi mothers

The children of alleged Islamic State members were handed back to their mothers from Iraq's Yazidi minority.

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 ...

Rachel Hagan

Iraq's long road to justice for the Yazidi genocide

In-depth: Iraq has passed a landmark new bill offering reparations to victims of the Islamic State and formally recognising the Yazidi genocide. ...

The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey protests to Iran envoy in Iraq row

Iran and Turkey are rivals in several parts of the Middle East and Central Asia but both have carried out operations against Kurdish militants ...

Iraq's <em>Sinjar</em> 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.

Turkey rescues 7-year-old Yazidi girl in IS raid

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey rescues 7-year-old Yazidi girl in IS raid

A young Yazidi girl has been rescued by Turkish police in Ankara and two Islamic State members have been arrested.

The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

Turkey is facing a dual threat from Kurdish militants and Iran-backed militias amid its military operation in northern Iraq.

Yazidi victims of IS massacres receive burial in Iraq

The New Arab Staff

Yazidi victims of IS massacres receive burial in Iraq

Members of the Yazidi community will gather for a burial ceremony to honour 104 victims, as many more await identification.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Deadly terror in Baghdad suicide bombings

While there is obvious fury at the Islamic State, Iraqis have also expressed outrage at security forces and pro-Iran militias whom they blame for Iraq's endemic insecurity.

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's Yazidis crown new spiritual leader

Ali Alyas has been formally named as the Yazidi 'Baba Sheikh'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey, Iran deploy 'game-changing' drones in north Iraq

Drone use has expanded dramatically in northern Iraq since Turkey launched a new assault in June, analysts and residents say.

Fear of coronavirus is triggering child stress in Syria

The New Arab Staff

Fear of coronavirus is triggering child stress in Syria

A mental health crisis is unfolding in Syria and other countries, with stress levels among children skyrocketing due to Covid-19 fears.

Giorgio Cafiero

An Egyptian-Turkish war in Libya?

Comment: Recent geopolitical and on-the-ground developments have ignited concerns over the prospect of an Egyptian-Turkish military ...

Turkey deploys special forces against Kurdish rebels in Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey deploys special forces against Kurdish rebels in Iraq

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

Turkey's jets strike Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 ...

Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

The New Arab & agencies

Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

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

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