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

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

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

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 Iddon.

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

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

Car bomb hits Kurdish refugee camp in northern Iraq

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab

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 Kurdish officials said on Sunday.

The New Arab

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 threatened by ...

The New Arab

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 end.

The New Arab & agencies

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 semi-autonomous ...

After Islamic State, Baghdad cannot govern Iraq from centre

Paul Iddon

After Islamic State, Baghdad cannot govern Iraq from centre

After its military defeat of the Islamic State group, the Iraqi government needs to solidify its success on the battlefield by committing to a ...

The New Arab

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 ...

'We failed to show truth of Kashmir': Parvez Imroz

Irfan Mehraj

'We failed to show truth of Kashmir': Parvez Imroz

Interview: The 2017 winner of the Rafto Prize for human rights spoke with The New Arab about his thoughts on the long-running Kashmir dispute.

Kurds in Syria to hold second phase of elections

The New Arab

Kurds in Syria to hold second phase of elections

Kurdish authorities in northern Syria announced on Saturday that the second phase of elections in the region will take place on 1 December.

US to stop arms supplies to Syria Kurds: Turkey

The New Arab & agencies

US to stop arms supplies to Syria Kurds: Turkey

The US will no longer supply arms to Syrian Kurdish militias, President Donald Trump told Ankara on Friday, Turkey’s Foreign minister Mevlut ...

Iran reaps economic and strategic rewards from Iraqi-Kurdish dispute

Paul Iddon

Iran reaps economic and strategic rewards from Iraqi-Kurdish dispute

Analysis: The rise of Iran-backed militias in northern Iraq gives Tehran a geopolitical opening, but there are no guarantees it will be able to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey court keeps regional Amnesty chief behind bars

Amnesty's Turkey chair Taner Kilic was detained in June on accusations of membership of the organisation led by the alleged mastermind of last year's failed coup, US-based Muslim cleric Gulen.

Gareth Browne

Barzani's arrogance has damaged Kurdish hopes for independence

Comment: Ex-President Masoud Barzani was the force driving a referendum that was doomed to fail - and ultimately ruined long-term chances for ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish troops, Kurdish militia clash in Idlib

Kurdish militia fighters, YPG, fired five mortars at an observation post in Idlib staffed by Turkish troops to which the Turkish army fired back ...

The New Arab

Iraq's supreme court declares Kurdish independence vote 'unconstitutional'

Iraq's top court has ruled that the northern Kurdish provinces' independence referendum in September was 'unconstitutional', and called for the ...

The Iraq Report: Risk of legalised paedophilia grows

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Risk of legalised paedophilia grows

This week in Iraq: Kurdish leadership decries ‘treasonous elements’ over Kirkuk loss; Militias become more politically assertive and fears grow ...

Paul Iddon

More fighting between Iraqi and Kurdish militias likely: analysts

In-depth: Peace talks between Baghdad and Erbil have broken down and experts believe this could see a return to violence, writes Paul Iddon.

Iraq plays Iran and United States against each other

Austin Bodetti

Iraq plays Iran and United States against each other

In-depth: Iran is arming anti-American Shia militias, including one labeled a terrorist organization, through the Iraqi government, an American ...

Turkey condemns 'escape' of Raqqa IS fighters

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey condemns 'escape' of Raqqa IS fighters

Turkey on Wednesday condemned as "an extremely grave revelation" the escape of IS fighters from Raqqa as part of an evacuation deal which ...

'Treasonous elements colluded over Kirkuk,' says deposed Kurdish governor

Paul Iddon

'Treasonous elements colluded over Kirkuk,' says deposed Kurdish governor

Interview: Najmaldin Karim, the former governor of Kirkuk, speaks exclusively to The New Arab.

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