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Analysis: The US, Russia, Turkey and Iran all have different motives for staying - and for leaving, writes Paul Iddon.

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 the devastation she witnessed.

The Iraq Report: Iraqi democracy smoulders amid political violence

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The Iraq Report: Iraqi democracy smoulders amid political violence

Investigating the fire at the ballot warehouse after the recount was ordered - our weekly round-up of the latest news from Iraq.

Turkey to drain north Iraq 'terror swamp', says Erdogan

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Turkey to drain north Iraq 'terror swamp', says Erdogan

Turkey's president has said his country will drain the "terror swamp" in northern Iraq in an operation against bases of outlawed Kurdish ...

US-led coalition 'will remain in Manbij' despite YPG withdrawal

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US-led coalition 'will remain in Manbij' despite YPG withdrawal

The strategic town of Manbij in northern Syria won't be abandoned by the US-led coalition, a local military official said on Wednesday after the ...

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Turkish airstrike in Iraq 'neutralises' six PKK militants

The airstrikes covered six regions in northern Iraq where the Kurdish militant group has a presence.

Marta Bellingreri

How four Iraqi women's lives changed in 15 years

Feature: Marta Bellingreri speaks to the documentary makers of 'Women out of Darkness,' telling the story of four women by intertwining their ...

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The Iraq Report: Turkey threatens to invade Iraq

Our weekly round-up of the latest from Iraq.

Paul Iddon

Sinjar: The eternal flashpoint?

Analysis: Sinjar remains disputed between Baghdad and the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan Region, writes Paul Iddon.

Systematic sexual abuse perpetrated in Syria

Umar Lateef Misgar

Systematic sexual abuse perpetrated in Syria

In-depth: The Assad regime uses rape of women and men, girls and boys, as a weapon of war, but opposition groups are also guilty of abuses, ...

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Iraq orders forces to Turkey border to counter intervention

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered Iraqi troops to head to the border with Turkey, as Kurdish fighters are incorporated into a ...

What's behind the PKK withdrawal from <em>Sinjar</em>?

Paul Iddon

What's behind the PKK withdrawal from Sinjar?

Analysis: With its Syrian allies under fire from Turkey, the Kurdish militants have left proxies holding its Iraqi stronghold, writes Paul Iddon.

Iraqi army 'mobilises toward <em>Sinjar</em>' following Turkey threats

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Iraqi army 'mobilises toward Sinjar' following Turkey threats

Iraq is sending tanks to Kurdish villages near Sinjar as it takes control of the region from the PKK to prevent any potential ...

Erdogan: Military campaigns expanded in Syria and Iraq

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Erdogan: Military campaigns expanded in Syria and Iraq

Erdogan has announced the expansion of operation Olive Branch to Tel Rifaat in Syria and Sinjar in Iraqi Kurdistan, also warning the US ...

Kurdish fighters 'withdrawing' from northwest Iraq after Turkish warning

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Kurdish fighters 'withdrawing' from northwest Iraq after Turkish warning

The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) said it would pull out its fighters from northwestern Iraq after Turkey threatened cross-border military ...

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Iraqi refugees wait to return in Syrian refugee camps

Iraqis, fleeing battles with the Islamic State group, or hoping to reach Turkey, have become trapped in refugee camps in north Syria.

Paul Iddon

Afrin: How far will Turkey's operation against Kurds go?

Despite Ankara's long held goal of destroying Kurdish groups, operation Olive Branch will likely remain confined to Afrin.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime breaks rebel siege on army base

The Syrian regime says its forces have ended a rebel siege on an army base in the eastern outskirts of Damascus.

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Syria airstrikes kill at least 21 civilians in Idlib

Eleven members of the same family were killed in Syrian regime and Russian fierce bombing in Idlib on Sunday night, as pro-Assad forces target ...

The Iraq Report: Hopes of unity dashed

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The Iraq Report: Hopes of unity dashed

This week in Iraq: Baghdad’s heavy-handed approach towards its own citizens has tempered people’s expectations regarding a new Iraq that was ...

The New Arab & agencies

Thousands still missing after Iraq's victory over IS

The Islamic State group might have been defeated, but thousands of families are waiting in limbo for news about their loved ones who are still ...

Yazidi fighters killed 52 civilians in revenge attack: HRW

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Yazidi fighters killed 52 civilians in revenge attack: HRW

Human Rights Watch has alleged that Yazidi fighters in Iraq were responsible for the forced disappearance and killing of 52 civilians in a ...

Long-held grievances fuel protest in Iraqi Kurdistan

Tanya Goudsouzian

Long-held grievances fuel protest in Iraqi Kurdistan

Comment: As many young Kurds mourn the loss of the independence dream, the economic situation continues to worsen, fuelling political ...

The narrowing distinctions between the PKK and its offshoots

Paul Iddon

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.

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