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Turkey's crackdown on press freedom continues a day after lifting a two-year long state of emergency.

A series of explosives in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk has injured at least 11 people.

Turkey state of emergency expires after two-year crackdown

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Turkey state of emergency expires after two-year crackdown

Opposition activists warn of increasing authoritarianism in Turkey despite the country's emergency law coming to an end.

US pastor held in Turkey could be released: lawyer

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US pastor held in Turkey could be released: lawyer

The prosecution is set to conclude its case on Wednesday against Andrew Brunson in a trial that has deepened a rift between the NATO allies.

Turkish court orders US pastor to remain in prison

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Turkish court orders US pastor to remain in prison

Andrew Brunson's trial has further strained tense relations between NATO allies Turkey and the United States.

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Dutch jail jihadist fighters still missing in action

A Rotterdam court sentenced three men in their absence to up to seven years in jail for joining a "terrorist" organisation in Iraq and Syria.

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Syrian Kurdish-Arab council readies for talks with Assad regime

The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) is linked to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed militia that holds much of the country's north ...

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Trump and Putin agree to secure Israel's Syria 'border'

Russia and the US appear to have agreed a deal to secure the Golan border, illegally occupied by Israel, during a meeting between Putin and ...

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Turkey stops registering newly-arrived Syrian refugees

HRW said that the suspension of registration for refugees is leading to unlawful deportations, coerced returns to Syria, and the denial of ...

Liberation and destruction: Remembering Mosul one year on

Madiha Raza

Liberation and destruction: Remembering Mosul one year on

Blog: British aid worker Madiha Raza was in Mosul days after the Iraqi city was 'liberated' from the Islamic State group. A year on, she recalls ...

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Last Kurdish YPG fighters leave Syria's Manbij

The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) led the 2016 offensive to rid Manbij of the Islamic State group and had kept military ...

Syrian regime targeting Idlib 'would destroy Astana peace efforts'

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Syrian regime targeting Idlib 'would destroy Astana peace efforts'

Turkey has reportedly warned that a Syrian offensive on rebel-held Idlib would "completely destroy" deals brokered during Astana talks.

The Assyrians' challenge in a post-IS Syria

Sylvain Mercadier

The Assyrians' challenge in a post-IS Syria

In-depth: Assyrians of the Khabbur plain were targeted in the jihadists' assaults, and relied on the support of Kurdish and Arab ...

Air strike kills 28 civilians in Syria's east

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Air strike kills 28 civilians in Syria's east

The state-run SANA news agency charged the US coalition with the strike, but a monitoring group said it is unclear whether it was an Iraqi or US ...

The Iraq Report: Mosul a dystopian wasteland after IS

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The Iraq Report: Mosul a dystopian wasteland after IS

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq covers the anniversary of the defeat of the Islamic State group, and protests in Basra.

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Mosul's vulnerable street children are being exploited

After losing parents either in the battle or during Islamic State's brutal three year occupation of Mosul, dozens of children have turned to street peddling or begging to survive.

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Canada to lead new NATO training mission in Iraq

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country stands ready to support troop training and military academy building effort in Iraq.

Paul Iddon

After Daraa, will Assad reconquer all of Syria?

Analysis: Tens of thousands of rebels remain in Idlib, Kurds hold several territories and US troops are also active in the north, notes Paul ...

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Two Filipinas kidnapped in Iraq released amid IS chaos

Two women from the Philippines kidnapped in eastern Iraq on Saturday have been released, the police chief of Diyala province said on Sunday

Mosul's children haunted by fear a year after IS

Sheeffah Shiraz

Mosul's children haunted by fear a year after IS

Feature: Mosul’s children continue to suffer from the trauma and pain they faced during the Islamic State group's brutal rule.

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Turkey swears in new parliament with pro-Erdogan majority

New Turkish lawmakers began taking their oaths in parliament on Saturday, as Erdogan's AK Party is forced into coalition with the hardline MHP ...

Resurgent IS attack targets SDF soldiers in East Syria

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Resurgent IS attack targets SDF soldiers in East Syria

A car bombing in eastern Syria on Friday killed at least 18 people including 11 members of the SDF that has been fighting the Islamic State ...

US Republican Senator warns against further Turkish Syria incursions

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US Republican Senator warns against further Turkish Syria incursions

Turkey's incursions into Syria should be halted, veteran US Senator Lindsey Graham has said, and also warned Trump against a roll back of US ...

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