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Analysis: Has Ankara's role in northern Syria made any positive impact, or will it ultimately be counterproductive?

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

Turkmenistan, Afghanistan open new rail and power links

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkmenistan, Afghanistan open new rail and power links

Turkmenistan and Afghanistan have introduced new transport, power and communications links.

Turkmenistan president claims liquorice can cure Covid-19

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkmenistan president claims liquorice can cure Covid-19

Authoritarian Turkmen president Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has claimed that liquorice can cure coronavirus in the latest in a series of ...

Erdogan praises 'brotherhood' with disaster-stricken Lebanon, mocks 'parading' Macron

The New Arab Staff

Erdogan praises 'brotherhood' with disaster-stricken Lebanon, mocks 'parading' Macron

'We are there in Lebanon because of eternal brotherhood ties, not to have our picture taken or parade in front of the cameras as some do,' the ...

Nazli Tarzi

Jaddoland: An intergenerational portrait of love (land) and loss

Nadia Shihab's Jaddoland is an intimate exploration of identity and belonging across three generations of an Iraqi family in Texas.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US doubles reward for IS leader to $10 million

The US had already offered $5 million for Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli before he was identified as the successor to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The New Arab

Iraqi women activists launch magazine for International Women's Day

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

Paul Iddon

Why Libya's proxy war might be about to flare-up

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

Turkey set to deploy troops to Libya

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

The New Arab

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

The New Arab

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.

Iraqis speak out on heightening US-Iran tensions

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 ...

Bringing the Taliban to the table

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 ...

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 ...

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.

The New Arab

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, ...

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'

Zam Yusa

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

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

The New Arab

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.

Campaigning begins for Iraqi Kurdish parliamentary vote

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

Syrian regime forces attack rebels in Latakia's <em>Turkmen</em> Mountains

The New Arab

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 ...

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