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

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.

Yazidi women and children's bodies in Iraq mass graves

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Yazidi women and children's bodies in Iraq mass graves

Iraqi militias have uncovered two more mass graves containing the bodies of 140 civilians in a Yazidi area in the north of the country.

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 ...

Yazidi mass grave found in northern Iraq

The New Arab

Yazidi mass grave found in northern Iraq

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

Paul Iddon

Iraqi Kurdistan in disarray after the loss of Kirkuk

Analysis: The Kurdish political divides which led to Baghdad re-taking Kirkuk in less than a day could leave Kurdistan much more vulnerable, writes Paul Iddon.

Gareth Browne

Abadi's capture of Kirkuk might just save Iraq

Comment: Abadi's recapture of Kirkuk doesn't render him an enemy of the Kurdish cause, but he and the Kurds need each other to avoid a vicious ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq forces seize Yazidi town of Sinjar from Kurds

Iraqi forces have seized the Yazidi town of Sinjar from Kurdish peshmerga forces in a lightning campaign to take control of Kurdish ...

Separation lines: Kurdistan and Catalonia

Sam Hamad

Separation lines: Kurdistan and Catalonia

Comment: Separatist movements in Iraq and Spain are paying the price for dreams of independence, writes Sam Hamad.

Paul Iddon

Turkey's positioning against Syrian and Iraqi Kurds could backfire

Analysis: Having fought a Kurdish insurgency for 40 years, Erdogan's threats are understandable, but they conflate two different situations for ...

UN sets up probe of IS atrocities in Iraq UN sets up probe of IS atrocities in Iraq

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UN sets up probe of IS atrocities in Iraq

The UN Security Council has agreed to set up an investigation team to collect evidence on atrocities committed by the Islamic State in Iraq on ...

The Iraq Report: Terror and corruption cripple hopes

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Terror and corruption cripple hopes

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Iraq 'must do more' for IS sex abuse victims

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Iraq 'must do more' for IS sex abuse victims

Iraq must ensure that women and girls subjected to sexual violence at the hands of IS militants have access to justice and reparations, UN ...

Joint Turkish-Iranian operation against Kurds 'on the agenda'

The New Arab & agencies

Joint Turkish-Iranian operation against Kurds 'on the agenda'

Erdogan said on Monday that a joint military operation with Iran against Kurdish factions was 'always on the agenda', a week after Tehran's top ...

Gareth Browne

Iraq's Yazidis and Assyrians remain unconvinced by Kurdistan referendum

Comment: Whether the futures of Yazidis and Assyrians lie in Iraq or an independent Kurdistan, neither option is likely to guarantee their rights, writes Gareth Browne.

Brenda Stoter

How an Arab tribal leader saved a Yazidi family

In-depth: An ancient circumcision ritual bonded Nadine's family with that of a wealthy Arab, who sheltered them from the genocidal Islamic State ...

The New Arab

Marking Bosnia massacre, Yazidis demand genocide recognition

Yazidis from Iraq on Tuesday joined commemorations in Bosnia for the 1995 massacre of thousands of Muslims, calling for IS atrocities against ...

The New Arab

Kurdistan government 'punishing' families of Yazidi fighters: HRW

Human Rights Watch says the Kurdish Regional Government has expelled Yazidi families, forcing them to return to Sinjar, because of ...

Independent Kurdistan cannot exist without Turkey's blessing

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Independent Kurdistan cannot exist without Turkey's blessing

Comment: With the economy in Iraqi Kurdistan almost entirely dominated by Turkish produce, businesses and oil exportation facilities, there can ...

The New Arab

Iraqi forces set to surround Mosul’s Old City

Iraqi forces have nearly fully encircled the Islamic State's stronghold in Mosul's Old City after retaking a neighbouring district on Thursday.

The Iraq Report: Human rights and IS wrongs

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Human rights and IS wrongs

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

The Iraq Report: Winning the war, squandering the peace

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Winning the war, squandering the peace

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Iraqi militia recaptures villages from IS near Syrian border

The New Arab

Iraqi militia recaptures villages from IS near Syrian border

Iraqi Shia militia forces recaptured territory from the Islamic State group west of Mosul on Sunday, making an advance towards the Syrian border.

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