Latest news

Middle East

Biden, Barzani discuss US-Kurdistan relations in Davos
Rûdaw - 2017-01-17 19:53
Barzani discussed the fight against ISIS, Washington-Erbil relations and the Middle East's ongoing dynamics with Biden ...

UKH to hold annual conference about Kurds, Middle East
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-17 16:38
University of Kurdistan - Hewler (UKH) conference flyer. (Photo: UKH) ...

What the future holds for the Middle East
Orient News - 2017-01-17 02:02

'Intelligence organisation' involved in nightclub attack: Turkey deputy PM | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-01-16 21:47

After ISIS, YPJ will continue fighting patriarchal oppressive attitudes in Middle East: Hanna Bohman
Kurdish Question - 2017-01-15 04:34
After ISIS, YPJ will continue fighting patriarchal oppressive attitudes in Middle East: Hanna Bohman ...

A walk through Aleppo
BBC - 2017-01-15 02:50
The BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen shares his images - and thoughts - from a journey through ruins of Syria's Aleppo. ...

Turkey agrees to help Gaza with electricity crisis - Middle East - News -
Israelnationalnews - 2017-01-15 02:27

Iranian, Russian official to discuss Syria developments
KurdPress - 2017-01-14 08:51
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa Mikhail Bogdanov are expected to discuss latest developments in the Middle East including Syria ...

Student translates literature into Kurdish to celebrate native language | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-01-14 02:08

The Middle East under Trump
Orient News - 2017-01-14 02:07

EU unlocks €200M for Syrian refugees in Turkey – Middle East Monitor
Middleeastmonitor - 2017-01-13 02:25

Ariel Cohen, Energy and Russia Expert & Alex Vatanka, Middle East and Iran Expert - The Axis
Orient News - 2017-01-13 02:05

Iraqi Kurdistan: The Next Middle Eastern Tragedy?
House of Kurds - 2017-01-12 17:47
An (unfortunately) popular conversation topic in Washington nowadays is what the next crisis in the Middle East will be. It has been more-or-less determined that Assad will “win” the Syrian war, ISIS is beginning to fade into the background and—aside from ...

US tweet riles Turkey over Kurdish fighters, Middle East News & Top Stories - The Straits Times
Straitstimes - 2017-01-12 13:28

Iraqi VP Maliki lashes out at Kurds, Saudis and Israel
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
TEHRAN,— Iraqi Vice President Nuri Maliki Nuri al-Maliki has attacked Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, Israel and Saudi Arabia at a press conference in Tehran on Wednesday, accusing them of land-grabbing, terrorism and danger to Middle East stability. Speaking of ...

Untying the Knots of Religious Diversity in Iraqi Kurdistan: Deploying Pluralism against Barbarism
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
Centre For Religious Pluralism In The Middle East | Ekurd.net Executive Summary § Beside the threat of ISIS, Iraqi Kurdistan is facing deep political and economic crisis that have negative implications on religious pluralism, particularly, in the face of ...

How Should the New U.S. President Play the "Kurdish Card" in the Middle East?
Washington Institute - 2017-01-10 23:08
Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, the United States administration divided the world conceptually into good and evil blocs, with most of the evil blocs located in the Middle East. Pushing al-Qaeda out, toppling the Taliban in Afghanistan, and ...

ANALYSIS: 'The victims of Syrian ceasefire are the Kurds' | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-01-10 16:08

20 killed in blast in Syrian town near Turkey – Middle East Monitor
Middleeastmonitor - 2017-01-07 13:59

Kurdish-Arab forces seize strategic Syria citadel from IS | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-01-07 10:08

Turkey turning over a new leaf with Syria | Middle East | DW.COM | 06.01.2017
DW - 2017-01-07 03:35

Turkey and IS: Populism and the manipulation of terror has killed geopolitics | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-01-07 00:49

US Congress plans to tighten sanctions on Iran
Rojikurd - 2017-01-06 00:08
The US Congress plans to tighten sanctions on Iran, focusing on Tehran’s role in supporting terrorism in the Middle East and their missile program, as well as the reports of the human rights violations taking place in the country. According to the Turkey’ ...

Balanche: Kurds may be the victim of the Russian-Turkish cooperation
ANF/English - 2017-01-05 12:36
Middle East expert Fabrice Balanche underlined that there is a risk that the Kurds may be the victim as a result of Turkish-Russian cooperation. ...

Iraq Kurds close down Yazidi aid organisation – Middle East Monitor
Middleeastmonitor - 2017-01-04 13:55

Can Turkey and Russia push back Iran in Syria? | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-01-04 02:09

Turkey's Misdiagnosed Kurdish Problem :: Middle East Forum
Meforum - 2017-01-03 10:33

Turkey hunts for nightclub attacker, IS link seen | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-01-02 10:14

The Observer view on the prospects for 2017 | Observer editorial
The Guardian - 2017-01-01 03:46
Europe, Trump, the Middle East… a year of uncertaintiesIt is the conceit of every generation to believe that its experience is unique. This is partly because it fails to understand the lessons of history and partly because it has no idea what the future h ...

Turkey rejects Kurds taking part in Syria talks – Middle East Monitor
Middleeastmonitor - 2016-12-31 15:23

Iranian Kurds Join the Fight :: Middle East Forum
Meforum - 2016-12-31 14:28

Guerrillas: 2017 will be the year of Kurdish people's freedom
ANF/English - 2016-12-31 12:03
HPG and YJA Star guerrillas underlined that 2017 will be the year of freedom for the Kurdish people, Öcalan and the peoples in the Middle East. ...

Saleh Muslim: Kurds should not repeat past faults, take advantage of new balances
ANHA - 2016-12-29 14:27
Saleh Muslim the co-chair of the Democratic Union Party called Kurds to take advantage of the changes taking place in the middle east by standing together, and considered that parties handicapping holding a Kurdistan national conference will not be tolera ...

One Click at a Time: The Change Agents of the Middle East
Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2016-12-27 13:43
The Arabic-speaking world, extending from Morocco in the east to Oman in the west, is changing rapidly. The Arab Spring was but the first chapter of this change. Despite ongoing violence in Syria, Libya, and elsewhere, in much of the Arab world the most p ...

Water level rises in Orumiyeh Lake
KurdPress - 2016-12-26 11:32
Water level of Iran's Orumiyeh Lake, the largest in the Middle East region, has risen by about 33 centimeters compared with the same time in the preceding year, secretary of the headquarters in charge of activities to save the lake Farhad Sarkhosh announ ...

How the Turkish army and Kurdish fighters reduced this town to ruins | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2016-12-26 08:30

Bombs Kill Seven Near Iranian Kurdish Party Headquarters in Iraq
The Kurdish Project - 2016-12-25 00:15
The following article was originally published in Middle East Eye on December 20, 2016. Seven people were killed in a double bomb attack on Tuesday near the headquarters of an Iranian Kurdish opposition party, in a rare assault in Iraq’s relatively secure ...

U.S. Foreign Policy in the Eyes of a Close Ally
E-Kurd - 2016-12-24 12:50
Chiman Salih | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The United States’ foreign policy is crucial and the subject of continuous debate in the Middle East generally but especially for the Kurds because they have been frustrated by other powers for decades. Nevertheless, ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 16, 2016
E-Kurd - 2016-12-24 12:50
Kurdish PUK official: Economic crisis transferred from U.S. to Middle East Duhok: The economic crisis has been transferred from the United States to the Middle East including Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, a Kurdish official said on Friday. Head of the Patrioti ...

What next for Syria, its allies and foes after fall of Aleppo?
The Guardian - 2016-12-18 04:33
Assad’s regime remains weak, his backers are already falling out and western influence in the Middle East is at a low ebbWhile US and European politicians wring their hands and indulge in recriminations over the fall of Aleppo, Russia, Iran and Bashar al- ...

The Observer view on the Middle East and Vladimir Putin | Observer editorial
The Guardian - 2016-12-18 04:33
The west seems impotent in the face of Russia’s cynical exploitation of the catastrophe that is SyriaSay what you like about Barack Obama, but he has a way with words. At his final White House press conference on Friday, the president eloquently summarise ...

Kurdistan Region ‘only entity’ to witness changes soon: Dlawer Alaadin
Waar Media - 2016-12-16 18:08
Waar, Duhok: The Founding President of the Middle East Research Institute said the Kurdistan Region was the only territory that had the chance to head for independence. Talking during ‘Independence of Kurdistan: Challenges and Opportunities’ conference in ...

Irish backpacker friends find themselves on the front line in IRAQ after a boozy night out with a Canadian soldier
Daily Mail - 2016-12-15 10:16
Craig Reynolds, 24, and William Meara, 26, from Dublin, Ireland, had been in the Middle East for several weeks before they made friends with a Kurdish fighters battling ISIS. ...

The Middle East in disarray
Orient News - 2016-12-15 02:04

Newcomer Kitchen: how Syrian refugees took over a Toronto restaurant – video
The Guardian - 2016-12-13 02:13
When Canada pledged to take 25,000 refugees fleeing war in the Middle East, one restaurateur in Toronto opened his doors, giving a group of Syrian women the opportunity to cook for the community, spread the wealth of their home country’s cuisines – and fi ...

Blast near Istanbul soccer stadium wounds 20, many riot police | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2016-12-10 22:53

PYD's Muslim proposes Rojava model against Sykes-Picot
ANF/English - 2016-12-10 12:39
Speaking at the conference titled “Kurdish Project in the Middle East 100 Years After the Sykes-Picot” at French Senate, PYD Co-chair Salih Müslim proposed the Rojava model against the Sykes-Picot model. ...

U.S., Turkey and Iran pressuring KDP to postpone independence referendum, expert tells Kurdpress
KurdPress - 2016-12-10 09:28
Within its effort to shed light on different Kurdish issues in the Middle East through talking to experts in Kurdish issue, Kurdpress discussed the latest regional developments related to the issue with David Romano, a political science expert in U.S. Mi ...

Human Rights Day under the heavy shadow of the lack of rights
Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2016-12-10 01:40
While the principles of human rights violations in various parts of the world and the Middle East, and especially in Turkey, Iran and Iraq and Syria is continuing strongly, and while most of northern and West Kurdistan almost war-torn and ravaged cities a ...

Israeli Defense Minister: Iraq, Syria should be divided
Waar Media - 2016-12-08 19:31
Waar, Duhok: Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the division of Iraq and Syria was the only solution to the conflicts of the Middle East. Lieberman said the current instability in the Middle East was a “historic earthquake” especially in Iraq ...

Phillips: Only solution is Kurds’ right to self determination
ANF/English - 2016-12-08 17:41
The second session of the Kurdish Conference continued under the title “Lines in the Sand: The Historical Development of the Kurdish Issue and the Sykes-Picot”. The situation of Kurds in the Middle East was discussed in this session. ...

Iran and Turkey are Dragging Kurds Into Their Cold War in the Middle East
Kurdistantribune - 2016-12-07 11:48

Iranian, Russian officials to discuss humanitarian crisis in Syria
KurdPress - 2016-12-05 09:16
Russian and Iranian deputy foreign ministers will review the humanitarian crisis and the latest developments in Syria and Middle East as well as the regional and international issues in Tehran tomorrow. ...

A Turning Point for Kurds Across the Middle East
Kurdish Question - 2016-12-05 00:42
A Turning Point for Kurds Across the Middle East ...

Trumptonian self-interest and the Middle East
Rûdaw - 2016-12-03 00:04
Trump favours a business approach to foreign policy ...

Gathering urges Tehran-Ankara regional collaboration
KurdPress - 2016-12-02 04:57
Several Iranian and Turkish officials attended the Iran-Turkey round table discussions on modern Middle East here on Wednesday. ...

Gathering urges Tehran-Ankara regional collaboration
KurdPress - 2016-12-01 11:30
Several Iranian and Turkish officials attended the Iran-Turkey round table discussions on modern Middle East here on Wednesday. ...

Kurdish PYD leader says Turkey’s warrant to limit his travels to Europe
E-Kurd - 2016-12-01 09:59
BRUSSELS,— The co-chair of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), Salih Muslim, said Turkey’s arrest warrant issued on Tuesday will limit his travel to Europe. Muslim, in an interview with Middle East Eye said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo ...

Iran and Turkey are dragging Kurds into their cold war in Middle East
E-Kurd - 2016-12-01 09:59
Abdul-Qahar Mustafa | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The rivalry between Turkey and Iran over dominating the Middle East is not something new. It is in fact the legacy of the historical conflict between two empires, the Persians and Turks who dominated Middle Eas ...

'Iran, Turkey in a Changing Middle East' conference held in Ankara
KurdPress - 2016-12-01 03:28
A conference called 'Iran, Turkey in a Changing Middle East' hosted by the Center for Middle East Strategic Studies (ORSAM) opened in Ankara on Wednesday. ...

The Middle East and Donald Trump
Orient News - 2016-12-01 02:02

'Iran, Turkey in a Changing Middle East' conference held in Ankara
KurdPress - 2016-11-30 21:53
A conference called 'Iran, Turkey in a Changing Middle East' hosted by the Center for Middle East Strategic Studies (ORSAM) opened in Ankara on Wednesday. ...

WATCH: World Bank in discussions to provide loan to Iraq, KRG
Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-30 16:16
Shanta Devarajan, the Chief Economist of the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa Region. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Baghdad pledges Kurdish salaries in exchange for oil – Middle East Monitor
Middleeastmonitor - 2016-11-29 12:19

VIDEO: 'US needs to recognize, appreciate Kurdish help'
Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-29 00:43
Judith Kipper, the Director of the Middle East Program at the Institute of World Affairs. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Turkey arrests 'wanted Kurdish female militant' at Istanbul airport | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2016-11-28 10:36

What does a Trump presidency mean for the Middle East?
Orient News - 2016-11-28 02:00

Guerrillas: PKK is the name of freedom and hope in the Middle East
ANF/English - 2016-11-26 11:57
HPG and YJA Star guerrillas celebrating the 39th anniversary of the PKK say, “PKK has increased its struggle since the day it was founded, and has become the hope of both the Kurdish people and the peoples of the Middle East.” ...

Trump and the Middle East: expect continuity, not change
KurdPress - 2016-11-26 00:57
For those concerned with a possible recalibration of U.S. Middle East policy after President-elect Donald J. Trump is sworn into office, they need not worry. Change is not in the air, it is continuity. ...

The American Presidential Election of 2016 and the Middle East: The Biggest Losers and Winners
Kurdistantribune - 2016-11-25 06:55

Trump may give Russia freer hand in Syria: former Turkish FM
KurdPress - 2016-11-23 14:36
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is likely to be more favorable toward the Russian actions in Syria and to try to partially disengage from the US involvement in the Middle East, Turkey’s former Foreign Minister Yasar Yakis told Sputnik. ...

Establishing Kurdish state a challenge for Trump: U.S. envoy
KurdPress - 2016-11-23 14:36
Former U.S. envoy to the United Nations stated that one of the challenges ahead of newly elected U.S. president Donald Trump is Kurdish efforts to establish a Kurdish state in the Middle East. ...

Trump and the Middle East: expect continuity, not change
KurdPress - 2016-11-23 14:36
For those concerned with a possible recalibration of U.S. Middle East policy after President-elect Donald J. Trump is sworn into office, they need not worry. Change is not in the air, it is continuity. ...

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Kurdish Intel Chief Lahur Talabani - Newsweek Middle East
Newsweekme - 2016-11-23 03:05

Why Trump presidency is radically different for the Middle East
Orient News - 2016-11-23 02:01

Donald’s boys: Trump’s cabinet and the Middle East
Orient News - 2016-11-21 02:01

Call for Papers: Iraqi Kurdistan at a Crossroads – Current Issues of Domestic and Middle Eastern Politics
Kurdish Studies Network - 2016-11-20 21:19
University of Kurdistan-Hewler, Erbil, Kurdistan Region Iraq, 24-25 May 2017 The University of Kurdistan-Hewler is pleased to announce the call for papers for a conference on the latest developments in Iraq and the Middle East, Iraqi Kurdistan at a Crossr ...

We will not remain silent on Turkey’s crackdown against Kurds: HR
E-Kurd - 2016-11-20 21:16
Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights via Ekurd.net We Will Not Remain Silent: Turkish Government Dismantles Human Rights. Principles and Democratic Processes in the Middle East The world is watching as the Turkish government under president Recep Tayyip Erdo ...

A Middle East Primer For Dummies
E-Kurd - 2016-11-20 21:16
Deyan Ranko Brashich | Special to Ekurd.net For decades, the Middle East has been an unsolved enigma and a colossal pain in the ass. The reason a peaceful solution for the region’s problems has never been achieved is because the place just confuses and di ...

Teachers clash with Iraqi security forces in protests over unpaid salaries | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2016-11-20 03:01

Trump may give Russia freer hand in Syria: former Turkish FM
KurdPress - 2016-11-19 09:38
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is likely to be more favorable toward the Russian actions in Syria and to try to partially disengage from the US involvement in the Middle East, Turkey’s former Foreign Minister Yasar Yakis told Sputnik. ...

Establishing Kurdish state a challenge for Trump: U.S. envoy
KurdPress - 2016-11-19 09:38
Former U.S. envoy to the United Nations stated that one of the challenges ahead of newly elected U.S. president Donald Trump is Kurdish efforts to establish a Kurdish state in the Middle East. ...

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres suffers stroke – Middle East Monitor
Middleeastmonitor - 2016-11-19 05:33

Who to Blame for the Absence of a Kurdish State after Sykes Picot?
Washington Institute - 2016-11-18 01:07
Last month, many Kurds mourned the 100th anniversary of the Sykes-Picot agreement, signed on May 16 1916, which laid down the foundation for today’s nation states in the Middle East. Arguably, no single ethnic group despises this agreement more than the ...

The Future of Kurdistan, Between Unity and Balkanization
Washington Institute - 2016-11-18 01:07
The Kurdistan Region is often praised as an anchor of stability in the Middle East; its military forces in particular are considered a major bulwark against the Islamic State (ISIS). Nonetheless, it faces potential balkanization as provincial voices begi ...

Prospects for peace in Turkey growing bleak, HDP leader tells UK MPs | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2016-11-16 05:16

“The Middle East will bring an the end to the EU” - Equal Times
Equaltimes - 2016-11-15 12:56

Iran's Kurdistan Democratic Party set to elect new leader
Rûdaw - 2016-11-15 12:51
“Iran has unprecedentedly expanded its authority in the Middle East to cause chaos," ...

Could President Trump be the Middle East’s savior?
Orient News - 2016-11-12 02:03

Summer Intern: Middle East Studies - American Enterprise Institute - Washington, DC
Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2016-11-11 03:00
A capacity and enthusiasm for open-source research and reading fluency in Kurdish, Arabic, Persian, and/or French is strongly preferred....From American Enterprise Institute - Thu, 10 Nov 2016 06:49:13 GMT - View all Washington jobs ...

Middle East News: Palestinians open Arafat's bedroom to public
Gdnonline - 2016-11-10 15:30

Blast rocks governor’s residence in south-east Turkey, some hurt: Sources , Middle East News & Top Stories - The Straits Times
Straitstimes - 2016-11-10 12:12

In Middle East, Head-Scratching, Alarm After Trump Win
Voanews - 2016-11-10 03:52

Saudi King urges Trump to bring ‘stability’ to Middle East
Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-09 16:33
Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. (Photo: Saudi Press Agency) ...

Jazz in the Time of War in Iraq - Newsweek Middle East
Newsweekme - 2016-11-09 12:38

Kurdistan regional government denies Khamenei’s advisors allegations it helped anti- Iran group – Middle East Monitor
Middleeastmonitor - 2016-11-09 03:23

Peace in the Middle East Is Not a Realistic Goal for President No. 45 | | Observer
Observer - 2016-11-08 21:54

Kurdish guerrilla fighter is stopped from climbing up a mountain by a GOAT
Daily Mail - 2016-11-08 11:29
The footage shows the goat nuzzling the man and stroking his face after they met on the side of a rock face. It is not clear exactly where the video was filmed, but it is believed to be in the Middle East. ...

Elite U.S. Special Forces Fight For Mosul
E-Kurd - 2016-11-06 20:17
Ahmad Salah | Ekurd.net Fierce battle for the city of Mosul keep on shocking Iraq and the whole Middle East and there are no significant results. The leading role belongs to the assault of the Iraqi army and Kurdish Self-Defense Forces which still lack ex ...

Kurdish militants, Islamic State group claim deadly Diyarbakir bombing | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2016-11-06 12:49

2745 results in 0.06 sec.