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SDF Declares Full Takeover of Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-10-17 13:50
ERBIL — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed alliance of Kurds and Arabs announced on Tuesday the recapture of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) after a four-month long operation. The SDF spokesperson announced on October 17 the liberation of ...

Syrian City With Two Regimes Awaits Day of Reckoning

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-10-16 13:44
The Syrian city of Qamishli has spent the war under parallel Syrian and Kurdish administrations—two authorities, two legal systems—but after gains by Damascus, Kurds believe the day is near when the regime will try to retake the entire city. ...

Syria Open to Negotiations With Kurds Over Autonomy: FM

BAS News - 2017-09-27 00:16
ERBIL — The Syrian Government is open to negotiations with the Kurds over their demands for an autonomy in northern Syria, the foreign minister said on Tuesday. According to Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem, Damascus is willing to discuss with t ...

Russia Emphasizes the Involvement of Kurds in Intra-Syria Talks

BAS News - 2017-09-08 15:33
ERBIL — Russian President's special envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Mikhail Bogdanov, has reaffirmed the importance the presence of Syrian Kurds in the talks on peace settlement in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Bogdanov met ...

The Kurds, fighting for Raqqa

Waar Media - 2017-08-16 18:45
WAAR-DUHOK: By Yousif Zawi Currently, the decision has been made for the liberation of Raqqa to be started. The strategic northern Syrian city located on Euphrates River, predominated by Arabs and selected to be the Islamic State capital. The Syrian Demo ...

Ankara would not attack Syrian Kurds: expert

KurdPress - 2017-08-12 12:04
A Turkish political expert believes Ankara would not launch any attacks against Kurds in Syria and would create a safe zone on its borders with Syria instead in order to prevent any Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Islamic State (IS) infiltration. ...

Syrian Kurds say 17 Indonesians who escaped Islamic State leave Syria

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A group of 17 Indonesians who had joined the Islamic State group in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa have been handed over to representatives of their country and have left Syria, a local Kurdish official and a spokeswoman i ...

US seeks Syria’s disintegration with Kurdish help: expert

KurdPress - 2017-08-10 10:07
Washington’s chief objective in Syria is either toppling Bashar al-Assad or destroying Syria’s integrity, in particular, with the help from Syrian Kurds’ armed groups, said Boris Dolgov, a Senior Research Fellow at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Center ...

Syrian Kurds are not fighting for independence: Salih Muslim

KurdPress - 2017-08-09 10:22
The co-Leader of Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), Salih Muslim, stated that the goal of the Kurds in the north of the country is not to become independent, adding that Kurds are not alone in the region and there are other ethnics who are f ...

Syrian Kurds to hold local elections

KurdPress - 2017-07-30 13:23
The Syrian Kurdish Constituent Council decided on a number of deadlines for the elections in the "federation" in the north of Syria. ...

Turkey Can Ally with Syria’s Kurds Someday / David Pollock

KurdPress - 2017-07-21 20:02
The July 5 headline in Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper, quoting Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus reads as follows: “Turkey Says It’s Not Declaring War On YPG [Yekîneyên Parastina Gel or People's Protection Units],” the main Syrian Kurdish militia just ac ...

“A Weed in Paradise” novel tells tough tales of Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2017-07-20 10:48
“A Weed in Paradise” is a new novel by the Syrian novelist and Journalist Haitham Hussein. The novelist, Haitham Hussein, presents intertwined stories from a seemingly frivolous reality in which the victims exchange glances of hatred, accusation and reve ...

Kurds should be included in Geneva intra-Syrian talks: Russia

KurdPress - 2017-07-16 08:56
The Kurds need to be incorporated in the Syrian opposition delegation at the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva as an important political and military force, as well as a part of the Syrian society, Russian Ambassador to the UN Office in Geneva Alexey Borodavki ...

US is number one weapon supplier to Syrian Kurds: Putin

KurdPress - 2017-07-09 10:47
While Moscow does maintain contact with numerous groups of Syrian Kurds, it appears that the US is currently the chief weapon supplier for the Kurdish forces in the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. ...

Turkey says it may launch operation against Syrian Kurds in Afrin

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
ANKARA,— Turkey says it may launch a cross-border operation into the Kurdish Afrin canton of Syrian Kurdistan, northern Syria, if it constitutes a “constant security threat.” Defense Minister Fikri Isik told state-run television TRT on Tuesday that Turke ...

What Syrian Kurds can expect after Islamic State defeat

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
MOSCOW,— Thanks to the concerted efforts of Iraqi, Syrian and Kurdish-led troops in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State group IS [Daesh] is doomed. The main question now is what will happen when the dust settles following its destruction, Gevorg Mirzayan, ...

Thousands of Syrian Kurds protest in Afrin against expected Turkey attack

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Tens of thousands of people protested on Wednesday in the Kurdish canton of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan, northern Syria, against Turkey, as speculation mounts it is planning to attack the Kurdish border region. The demonstrators t ...

UK Expands Refugee Program for Middle East Refugees

BAS News - 2017-07-04 23:23
SOFIA — The United Kingdom (UK) will expand its Syrian refugee resettlement program to an extent that would also allow other nationalities, including Kurds to be considered for asylum, UK Home Secretary said on Monday. According to Amber Rudd, UK Home Se ...
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