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In-depth: While the Islamic State group’s reign of terror in Iraq and Syria is virtually over, multiple reports throughout its existence show irresponsible arms transfers, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

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.

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.

Erdogan 'open to working with Assad' against Syrian-<em>Kurds</em>

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 ...

Car bomb hits Kurdish 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 Kurdistan ...

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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 semi-autonomous status.

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 ...

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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 ...

James Snell

An endgame in Syria?

Comment: Syrians' suffering will continue whether or not Assad is declared the victor, writes James Snell.

Britain's May on surprise visit to Baghdad

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Britain's May on surprise visit to Baghdad

Theresa May and Haider al-Abadi discussed "efforts to restore stability and economic cooperation while respecting the unity of Iraq and its ...

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Will the thousands of foreign troops in Syria leave?

Syria's brutal war may be slowly winding down, but the country is awash in weapons and thousands of foreign forces – some of whom may never ...

Iraqi bishop urges foreign aid for frontline Christian communities

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Iraqi bishop urges foreign aid for frontline Christian communities

One of the oldest Christian communities in the Middle East returned to their ancestral lands in Iraq after IS was at last routed, but the ...

Iraq invites bids to develop oil and gas fields

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Iraq invites bids to develop oil and gas fields

Iraq on Monday invited foreign companies to apply for tenders to explore and develop eight oil and gas fields along its Iranian and Kuwaiti ...

<em>Kurds</em> in Syria to hold second phase of elections

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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.

Iraq plans new Kirkuk oil pipeline to Turkey

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Iraq plans new Kirkuk oil pipeline to Turkey

Iraq is planning to build a new pipeline to ship oil from Kirkuk to the Ceyhan port in Turkey, the oil ministry said on Sunday.

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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 Cavusoglu claimed.

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 ...

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Turkish official: Assad’s future up to Syrians to negotiate

Turkey made clear its “reservations” about Assad having any future role in Syria “after all these deaths,” Mahir Unal, the spokesman of the ...

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 ...

Yazidi mass grave found in northern Iraq

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Yazidi mass grave found in northern Iraq

Bodies of dozens of Yazidis were found by Iraqi authorities in the northern Sinjar region.

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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 ...

Erdogan says Kurd-held Afrin must be cleared of 'terrorists'

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Erdogan says Kurd-held Afrin must be cleared of 'terrorists'

Turkey's President Erdogan on Friday said the Syrian town of Afrin, held by a US-backed Kurdish militia, had to be cleared of "terrorists".

More fighting between Iraqi and Kurdish militias likely: analysts

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.

Syrian Kurdish officials back long-term US role in Syria

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Syrian Kurdish officials back long-term US role in Syria

Syrian Kurdish officials on Wednesday voiced support for a long-term US role in Syria once IS has been defeated.

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