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Iraq will deploy security forces along the mountainous border with Turkey and take action against Ankara at the United Nations over air strikes on Kurdish separatists based in northwest Iraq.

The Iranian embassy in Athens was attacked on Monday by members of the Rubicon group who said they were protesting Tehran's treatment of its Kurdish population.

Turkey jails British ex-soldier for fighting IS with Kurds

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Turkey jails British ex-soldier for fighting IS with Kurds

Turkey has sentenced a British man to seven-and-a-half years imprisonment after he was arrested on holiday in 2017, over links to the Kurdish YPG militia.

Tehran decries delayed police reaction to Paris embassy 'attack'

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Tehran decries delayed police reaction to Paris embassy 'attack'

Iran has accused Parisian police of responding inadequately to a group of Kurdish activists who protested outside the Iranian embassy in the ...

The Iraq Report: Basra rages on; Iran doubles down

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The Iraq Report: Basra rages on; Iran doubles down

Our fortnightly round-up from Iraq features the latest from the anti-corruption protests, and Tehran attempting to bolster its influence while ...

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Attack on Kurds a 'warning' to foreign powers: Iran

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has said that a missile attack on Iranian Kurds in Iraq should serve as a warning for 'arrogant foreign powers'.

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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 ...

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Austria calls on Turkey to free detained journalist

Max Zirngast is facing "terrorism" charges, after publishing articles on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

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Iran military 'takes over mountain in Iraqi Kurdistan'

The Iranian military has reportedly entered Iraqi territory and taken control of a mountain, days after it launched strikes on an Iraqi base of ...

Iran, Turkey up-the-ante with targeted attacks on Kurdish adversaries

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Iran, Turkey up-the-ante with targeted attacks on Kurdish adversaries

Analysis: Stepping up assassinations on foreign soil may spark unprecedented violent reactions, writes Paul Iddon.

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Iran confirms missile strikes on Kurdish rebels in Iraq

The KDPI is Iran's oldest Kurdish movement and has seen several of its leaders assassinated by Tehran in the past.

Rockets hit Iran Kurd rebel headquarters in Iraq

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Rockets hit Iran Kurd rebel headquarters in Iraq

An official from the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran blamed Tehran for the attack.

Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition leader handed four-year jail term

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Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition leader handed four-year jail term

Demirtas risks up to 142 years in jail if found guilty for the dozens of charges he faces, which rights groups call a "politically motivated ...

No special treatment for Kurdish north-east, vows Syrian minister

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No special treatment for Kurdish north-east, vows Syrian minister

Syria's reconciliation minister has vowed that the Kurdish-led administration in the northeast will be re-incorporated into the Syrian state, as ...

US requests to release jailed pastor 'unlawful': Erdogan

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US requests to release jailed pastor 'unlawful': Erdogan

Washington and Ankara are locked in a diplomatic crisis over the case of US pastor Andrew Brunson, who is currently being held on terror ...

Bashdar Ismaeel

Turkey, Trump and the new geopolitics

Comment: Fraught relations between Washington and Ankara speak of a wider story in the Middle East, writes Bashdar Ismaeel.

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Turkish police blockade protesting mothers

The 'Saturday Mothers' who were blockaded by Turkish police have gathered almost every week since 1995.

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The Iraq Report: Iraq caught between US and Iran

The fate of Iraq is swinging between the US and Iran as pockets of proxy violence via militias persist.

Paul Iddon

Assad can't put Syrian-Kurdish genie back in the bottle

Comment: Following six years of de-facto self-rule, it's clear that Syria's Kurds have established themselves in ways impossible to undo, writes ...

Turkey bans 'terror exploited' weekly mothers' protest

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Turkey bans 'terror exploited' weekly mothers' protest

Turkey's interior minister defended the decision to break up a mothers' protest this weekend, saying that it has been exploited by a 'terror ...

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Turkish police break up mothers' protest in Istanbul

At least 20 mothers have been arrested after women of men who disappeared in the 1980s reportedly at the hands of Turkish security held a ...

Mosul church bells ring again after IS

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Mosul church bells ring again after IS

After years of ruin since the Islamic State group's takeover of Mosul, a church that was severely damaged is once again ringing its bells ...

Iraq's ex-PM Maliki wooing Kurds into ruling coalition

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Iraq's ex-PM Maliki wooing Kurds into ruling coalition

Sidelined former leader Nouri al-Maliki is attempting to challenge the newly formed Sadrist bloc by tempting Kurds into his alliance with ...

Erdogan vows Turkey will not be cowed by US

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Erdogan vows Turkey will not be cowed by US

The two NATO members are at odds over Turkey's detention of an American pastor, which has triggered a trade row and sent the local currency the ...

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