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#IWD2020: The Women of Nineveh magazine hopes to give a voice to the women of northern Iraq's diverse religious and ethnic groups.

Over the past year, the Libya conflict has become increasingly more dangerous.

Turkey set to deploy troops to Libya

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Turkey set to deploy troops to Libya

Erdogan has announced that the Turkish parliament will vote on deploying Turkish forces to Libya following a formal request from the UN-backed Government of National Accord.

The Iraq Report: Shia militia domination feeds IS growth

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The Iraq Report: Shia militia domination feeds IS growth

This week, concerns are growing that the demise of IS is fuelling extremism at the other end of the sectarian spectrum, threatening to further ...

Iran-linked militia ignores Iraq army demand for checkpoint handover

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Iran-linked militia ignores Iraq army demand for checkpoint handover

The Iraqi government is facing a push back from Iran-linked militias in the Nineveh region who are refusing to hand over their positions.

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 their country.

Regis Gente

Bringing the Taliban to the table

Comment: With the threat of Islamic State looming on the horizon, the Central Asian republics have begun working with the Taliban on a political ...

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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 ...

Uri Levy

Asian Cup 2019: Qatar victorious in Gulf blockade derby

A 2-0 win against Saudi Arabia put Qatar to the top of the qualifying group.

Iraq's Sunni authority slams grand mufti's anti-Christmas fatwa

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Iraq's Sunni authority slams grand mufti's anti-Christmas fatwa

Iraq's top Sunni authority has distanced itself from anti-Christmas remarks made by Iraq's grand mufti in a religious sermon.

Paul Iddon

Iraqi-Kurdish cooperation in Kirkuk vital for defeating Islamic State

Comment: Baghdad must recognise that a multiethnic joint security force would be much more effective at disrupting Islamic State activity, ...

Iraq's double triumph: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Iraq's double triumph: This week in Middle East football

For the first time in almost 30 years, Iraq hosted the AFC Cup final, and topped it off with a well-earned win.

Islamic State 'seeking new stronghold in central Asia'

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Islamic State 'seeking new stronghold in central Asia'

Fighters returning to home nations after the collapse of the IS group's 'caliphate' continue to pose a threat, especially those using ...

Polls close after parliamentary elections in Iraq's Kurdish region

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Polls close after parliamentary elections in Iraq's Kurdish region

Polls close after parliamentary elections in Iraq's Kurdish region attracted a low turnout.

The Iraq Report: Changing of guard won't change Iraq

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The Iraq Report: Changing of guard won't change Iraq

Our fortnightly round-up from Iraq features more on the new premier, Adel Abdul Mahdi, who has close ties to both Iran and the United States.

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Campaigning begins for Iraqi Kurdish parliamentary vote

The election is not expected to change the political map in Kurdistan, experts say, but could shed light on the divisions that emerged after last year's independence referendum.

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Syrian regime forces attack rebels in Latakia's Turkmen Mountains

Syrian rebels holed up in the Jebel Turkmen mountains in Latakia province have come under attack by regime forces, despite the area ...

The New Arab

Who's who in Syria?

In-depth: The chaotic situation in Syria has seen the creation of many militias and the militarisation of many political parties. We have ...

Ömer Özkizilcik

'The Syrian revolution is not dead'

Analysis: Many consider the armed opposition defeated and the Syrian uprising dead. But Syria's rebels are keeping faith in their revolution, ...

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Iraq begins hand recount of May ballots from Kirkuk

Iraq's federal elections in May were marred by allegations of fraud and irregularities, largely blamed on electronic voting machines meant to ...

Blast near ballot warehouse in Iraq’s Kirkuk kills two

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Blast near ballot warehouse in Iraq’s Kirkuk kills two

A suicide bombing targeting a ballot warehouse in Iraq's Kirkuk killed at least two and wounded 21 others just days before a manual recount of ...

Turkmenistan readies for crackdown on polygamy

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Turkmenistan readies for crackdown on polygamy

Reclusive Turkmenistan has appeared to be cracking down on polygamous relationships, with the parliament issuing new legislation against the ...

The Iraq Report: Iraqi democracy smoulders amid political violence

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The Iraq Report: Iraqi democracy smoulders amid political violence

Investigating the fire at the ballot warehouse after the recount was ordered - our weekly round-up of the latest news from Iraq.

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