Refugees

'Tolerated' in Romania after surviving deadly Black Sea

After travelling to Romania from Turkey via the dangerous Black Sea, refugees and migrants struggle to survive.

Refugees 'tolerated' after crossing deadly Black Sea

Kurds

Iraqi VP 'baffled' by French demand to disband militia

Vice President Nouri al-Maliki blasts French president's comments that Iraq must dissolve powerful Hashd al-Shaabi.

Iraqi VP 'baffled' by French demand to disband militia

United States

CIA chief warns Iran against anti-US action in Iraq

CIA Director Mike Pompeo in letter to Iran's army chief says US will hold Tehran responsible if its troops are targeted.

Mike Pompeo warns Iran against anti-US action in Iraq

Iraq

Iraq after ISIL: 'It was like a ghost town'

The northern town of Telskof is among the first areas of Iraq to start rebuilding in the wake of ISIL's occupation.

Iraq after ISIL: 'It was like a ghost town'

Opinion

How ISIL changed the oil map of Iraq

The rise of ISIL and the fall of Mosul drastically changed the balance of oil and power in Iraq.

Omar Al-Nidawi

by Omar Al-Nidawi

Omar Al-Nidawi

ISIS

Documents reveal how ISIL ran areas under its control

Files obtained by Al Jazeera show further evidence about the structure of the armed group and its level of organisation.

Documents reveal how ISIL ran areas under its control

Kurds

Barzani adviser: Kurdish secession is inevitable

Amid tensions between Baghdad and Erbil, Kifah Mahmoud speaks with Al Jazeera about the region's future prospects.

Barzani adviser: Kurdish secession is inevitable

Opinion

On the Kurdish Question

Formation of an independent Kurdistan would be disastrous for all peoples of the region, including the Kurds themselves.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Opinion

Instability in the Middle East is not the Kurds' fault

For decades, Kurds have been denied civil rights; their desire to secure them is perceived as dangerous.

Bayar Mustafa

by Bayar Mustafa

Bayar Mustafa

Iraq

Deadly car bombing strikes northern Iraq

Security sources say attack has killed at least 20 people outside the capital.

Deadly car bombing strikes Iraq's Tuz Khurmatu

Earthquake

Iran-Iraq earthquake: What happened and why

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake has struck the border region between Iraq and Iran killing hundreds.

Middle East

Iran-Iraq quake damages Iraq’s Diyala River dam

Engineers in northern Iraq are carrying out repairs on a vital dam damaged by the earthquake that also devastated areas in neighbouring Iran.

Middle East

Iran-Iraq quake: 'I am still shaking'

Many in the Iraqi province of Sulaimaniyah are still in shock, saying they're afraid to go back to their homes. They worry that the buildings damaged in Sunday's earthquake will collapse, so they’re sleeping in the open air.

PTSD

US veteran: Remnants of an 'unnecessary war'

Adrian Bonenberger was deployed to Afghanistan twice. His PTSD is only one remnant of the war he witnessed.

US veteran: Remnants of an 'unnecessary war'

Saudi Arabia

Saudi-Iran proxy wars: In pursuit of regional hegemony

Al Jazeera looks at the Saudi-Iran proxy conflicts and whether Lebanon will be the next battleground.

Saudi-Iran proxy wars: In pursuit of regional hegemony