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In-depth: Assyrians of the Khabbur plain were targeted in the jihadists' assaults, and relied on the support of Kurdish and Arab fighters to keep extremists away, reports Sylvain Mercadier.

'This is the worst devastation I have seen in all my years with UNHCR': The film star and UN envoy is in Iraq rallying support for survivors of the conflict

The Iraq Report: Turkey's silent invasion of Iraq

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The Iraq Report: Turkey's silent invasion of Iraq

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week features Ankara's attack on the PKK in the Qandil mountains.

Deal struck to return displaced to pro-Gaddafi Libya town

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Deal struck to return displaced to pro-Gaddafi Libya town

Tawergha's 35,000 displaced residents are hoping for a successful implementation of a landmark reconciliation deal with Misrata to allow them to ...

Shapeshifting Sadr will not bring change to Iraq

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Shapeshifting Sadr will not bring change to Iraq

Comment: It would be naive to forget the actions and deep-rooted bonds of Sadr's past, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

Charlie Hoyle

Thousands flee from Saudi-backed offensive in Yemen's Hodeidah

According to the United Nations, clashes along Yemen's western coast have displaced around 100,000 people in recent months, most of them from Hodeidah Governorate.

Yomi Kleinmann

Iraq: As parties fracture, signs of change emerge

Analysis: Ethnicity alone is no longer sufficient to unite Iraq's political elite as the country's politics begin to move past years of ...

Tanya Goudsouzian and Lara Fatah

Iraq's Kurds risk shooting themselves in the foot

Comment: In mad scramble for seats in parliament, the fragmented political scene in the Kurdish region risks further weakening their position in ...

Syrian refugees 'forced to exchange sex for aid'

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Syrian refugees 'forced to exchange sex for aid'

'The more she gives to the distributor, the more aid she will receive': Syrian girls as young as 13 face widespread sexual exploitation from ...

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Intensified fighting, winter conditions increases misery for Syrian IDPs

Intensified fighting in northern Syria has spurred one of the largest displacements of people since 2011, with tens of thousands spending the ...

The Iraq Report: IS blamed for PMF's mass graves

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The Iraq Report: IS blamed for PMF's mass graves

This week in Iraq: The Islamic State group were monstrous, but they were not the only ones.

The Iraq Report: Mass executions follow 'sham trials'

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The Iraq Report: Mass executions follow 'sham trials'

This week in Iraq: Rights organisations denounce mass executions while British soldiers found responsible for abuses in High Court.

The Iraq Report: US 'violated child soldiers law'

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The Iraq Report: US 'violated child soldiers law'

This week in Iraq: Insurgent attacks intensify after the Islamic State group is routed from its territory, while fears are raised over next ...

Iraq's Sunnis and the 2018 elections

Gareth Browne

Iraq's Sunnis and the 2018 elections

Analysis: Next year will see the most competitive elections Iraq has seen, writes Gareth Browne.

Laura Cappon

The mental trauma of Iraq's displaced

In-depth: As the Islamic State group faces defeat in Iraq, the mental scars of their brutality remain carved into Iraqis who suffered under the self-styled 'caliphate', reports Laura Cappon.

Paul Iddon

The governor Baghdad wants to remove from office

Analysis: Kirkuk's Najmaldin Karim wants his city included in Kurdistan's controversial independence referendum, but supports holding on to ...

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The Iraq Report: Iran's allies splinter over IS deals

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Robert Cusack

Thousands of Muslims flee state violence in Myanmar

A UN-sponsored commission called the ethnic violence against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims a 'human rights crisis' in a new report.

The Iraq Report: Terror and corruption cripple hopes

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The Iraq Report: Terror and corruption cripple hopes

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

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Recovery in Iraq's war-torn Mosul 'tale of two cities'

While schools and shops re-open in the east of Iraq's Mosul, the west side is still a scene of destruction, with 230,000 residents having ...

UN distributes life-saving medicine as cholera outbreak grips Yemen UN distributes life-saving medicine as cholera outbreak grips Yemen

Robert Cusack

UN distributes life-saving medicine as cholera outbreak grips Yemen

A huge delivery of oral rehydration salts and water purification tablets has arrived in Yemen to treat the 'worst cholera outbreak in the world'.

Record 65.6 million displaced in 2016: UN

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Record 65.6 million displaced in 2016: UN

The UNHCR chief called for 'solidarity' and common purpose' in tackling 'unacceptable number' of people being displaced by war and persecution, ...

Fourteen killed after Somali soldiers attempt food aid theft

Robert Cusack

Fourteen killed after Somali soldiers attempt food aid theft

There has been a big influx of IDPs in the region, putting extra stress on food supplies from relief agencies in the region.

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