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The UN mission to Iraq says it is investigating allegations of human rights abuses following clashes between the Iraqi army and Kurdish fighters in a disputed city last October.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the US a 'partner to bloodshed' on Monday after Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital led to worldwide protests.

US will counter Iran in post-war Iraq: diplomat

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US will counter Iran in post-war Iraq: diplomat

The United States' ambassador in Iraq says the defeat of IS will allow Iraq to reassert its sovereignty after three years of war.

Iraq holds military parade to celebrate 'victory' over IS

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Iraq holds military parade to celebrate 'victory' over IS

The Iraqi military has held a celebration to celebrate the end of the campaign against IS, while others warn the fight is not yet over.

Netanyahu and Erdogan trade insults over Trump's Jerusalem decision

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Netanyahu and Erdogan trade insults over Trump's Jerusalem decision

Relations between Israel and Turkey soured on Sunday as their leaders traded accusations of involvement in terrorism days after the US ...

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Abadi declares 'end of war against IS' in Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday declared victory over IS following a bloody three-year campaign, a group which at its height endangered Iraq's very existence.

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The narrowing distinctions between the PKK and its offshoots

Comment: Under fire from all sides, armed Kurdish groups are more likely to work together, writes Paul Iddon.

Paul Iddon

Erdogan 'open to working with Assad' against Syrian-Kurds

Analysis: Continued US support for Kurds on the other side of the Turkish border will likely push Ankara to deal with Damascus, writes Paul ...

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Turkey pro-Kurdish leader goes on trial over 'terror' links

Selahattin Demirtas of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), was first detained in November last year in a crackdown under the state of emergency ...

Putin says IS suffers ‘complete defeat’ in eastern Syria

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Putin says IS suffers ‘complete defeat’ in eastern Syria

Russia's Putin said Wednesday that the Islamic State group has suffered a “complete defeat” in eastern Syria at the hands of Syrian troops and ...

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Pentagon admits US has 2,000 troops in Syria

The US has 2,000 troops in Syria and 5,200 in Iraq, the Pentagon announced on Wednesday, casting doubt over the numbers officially announced ...

Car bomb hits <em>Kurdish</em> refugee camp in northern Iraq

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Car bomb hits Kurdish refugee camp in northern Iraq

A car bomb on Wednesday caused deaths in a Kurdish area of Iraq's northern Nineveh province, an official from the Patriotic Union of ...

Russian airstrikes kill 21 civilians in east Syria: monitor

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Russian airstrikes kill 21 civilians in east Syria: monitor

Russian airstrikes killed 21 civilians early Wednesday in a village held by the Islamic State group near the Euphrates River in eastern Syria, a ...

Lafarge ex-CEO quizzed over financing extremists in Syria

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Lafarge ex-CEO quizzed over financing extremists in Syria

Former Lafarge CEO Bruno Lafont was questioned on Wednesday over allegations that the French cement-maker indirectly financed extremists, ...

HRW: Widespread violations in Iraq against IS suspects

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HRW: Widespread violations in Iraq against IS suspects

The leading rights group found that Iraqi authorities were committing widespread violations against those detained on suspicion of having ties ...

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Kurdish forces capture eastern Syria with 'US, Russia support'

Kurdish militia the YPG announced they have captured some of the last territories held by IS in eastern Syria's Deir az-Zour countryside.

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Half of Yazidis kidnapped by IS 'still missing'

More than 3,000 Yazidis - mostly women or girls - are still being held by Islamic State group militants or are considered missing, Iraqi ...

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Iraq slams calls to disband Hashd al-Shaabi militia alliance

Iraqi politicians slammed calls by the French president to disband a militia alliance that was pivotal in the battle against the Islamic State ...

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CIA chief 'warned' Iran's Soleimani over Iraq aggression

US CIA chief Mike Pompeo has sent a letter to Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani expressing his concern over Iran’s increasingly ...

Badr Organisation militia to form party for Iraq elections

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Badr Organisation militia to form party for Iraq elections

After helping defeat IS, Iraq's largest militia the Badr Organisation is setting its eyes on political influence with next year's elections, ...

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French president calls for Iraq militias to be disbanded

France President Emmanuel Macron has called for Iraqi militias to be disbanded during a meeting with Kurdish leaders who remain ...

Mattis says US ready to end Syrian-<em>Kurdish</em> military support

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Mattis says US ready to end Syrian-Kurdish military support

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said arms supplies to Kurdish militias in Syria will end, now that the war against IS comes to an ...

Yazidi women and children's bodies in Iraq mass graves

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Yazidi women and children's bodies in Iraq mass graves

Iraqi militias have uncovered two more mass graves containing the bodies of 140 civilians in a Yazidi area in the north of the country.

Kurds vote in second phase of northern Syria polling

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Kurds vote in second phase of northern Syria polling

Residents of Kurdish-dominated areas in northern Syria voted on Friday in local polls aimed at boosting their region's de facto ...

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