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Death in the Channel: ‘My wife and children said they were getting on a boat. I didn’t hear from them again’
The names and stories of 10 people who died in the Channel, including a mother and her three children

Luke Harding in Dunkirk, Nechirvan Mando in Ranya, Iraqi Kurdistan and Martin Chulov

27, Nov, 2021 @8:54 PM

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Kurdish village fears the worst for its loved ones after Channel disaster
Relatives await news on 10 men whose phones have gone silent and a map pin that remains stubbornly stuck halfway between Britain and France

Martin Chulov and Nechirvan Mando in Ranya, Iraqi Kurdistan

27, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Channel drownings unlikely to slow exodus from Iraqi Kurdistan
As officials grapple with crisis, even more Kurds are preparing to make dangerous journey to Europe

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent and Nechirvan Mando

26, Nov, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Former IS fighters say they paid way out of Kurdish jail in ‘reconciliation’ scheme
Exclusive: documents also indicate prisoners who pay £6,000 being freed from cells in north-east Syria

Bethan McKernan and Hussam Hammoud

22, Nov, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Turkey jails Kurdish politician’s wife over miscarriage form ‘typo’
Başak Demirtaş and her doctor sentenced over ‘falsified’ medical report on her miscarriage

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

12, Nov, 2021 @1:46 PM

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‘The court of God will be waiting for him’: Iraqis react to Colin Powell’s death
A country still struggling with the aftermath of a disastrous occupation has a mixed opinion of the former general

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

18, Oct, 2021 @7:36 PM

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Turnout at Iraqi national election sluggish as many boycott polls
Electoral commission says turnout was 41% as disillusioned youth and middle classes opt to stay home

Martin Chulov, Middle East correspondent

11, Oct, 2021 @2:59 AM

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War still rages in Syrian border town at heart of Iran’s regional ambition
The site of Islamic State’s last stand is now the most hotly contested pocket of the Middle East

Martin Chulov in Deir ez-Zor, Syria

09, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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‘Now I’ve a purpose’: why more Kurdish women are choosing to fight
All-female militias in Syria have again swelled in numbers in recent years with many women joining the call to arms despite the risks

Elizabeth Flock

19, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Tell those stories’: Kurds call for torture prison to be turned into place of healing
Plans to turn Diyarbakır prison into a ‘cultural centre’ spark fears of whitewashing Kurdish struggle

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

18, Jul, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Assad forces’ shelling in Syria causes 5,000 civilians to flee
At least 31 people killed since start of June amid government attacks on Idlib area

Bethan McKernan Middle East correspondent

23, Jun, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Vet who fled Saddam Hussein draws up groundbreaking Kurdistan animals rights bill
Kurdish vet is behind groundbreaking welfare legislation to be debated by parliament in Iraq’s autonomous region

Joanne Stocker-Kelly in Erbil

10, Jun, 2021 @6:29 AM

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