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Top Syrian Kurdish politician in Washington says US position unclear

Top Syrian Kurdish politician in Washington says US position unclear

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-27 15:23

Top Syrian Kurdish politician in Washington says US position unclear - Kurdistan24

Iraq Dismisses Another Kurdish Official in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-21 14:57
ERBIL — Authorities ordered the dismissal of another Kurdish official in the disputed province of Kirkuk. According to the information obtained by BasNews, Jihan Ibrahim, manager of Kirkuk acting directorate of water and sewage is replaced by a new figur ...

Turkey’s finance minister, US president meet in Washington

Waar Media - 2019-04-16 12:23
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak was hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, Albayrak said on Tuesday. “During our meetings with US Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnunchin and [Trump’s] senior advisor Jared Kushn ...

Senior Syrian Kurdish official: Damascus talks going nowhere, Russia to blame

E-Kurd - 2019-04-12 17:21
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Efforts to forge a political deal between Kurdish-led authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Roojava), and the Syrian government are at a standstill and President Bashar-al Assad’s ally Russia is to blame, a top Syrian Kurdish offi ...

PUK Calls for Unified Kurdish Front in Kirkuk Provincial Election

BAS News - 2019-04-07 22:32
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has called for a unified Kurdish front in the Kirkuk provincial elections, while the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) says that it would not participate in the vote unless the situation is normalized in the ...

Syrian Kurdish-led forces clash with Islamic State militants in eastern Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-04-02 20:21
BEIRUT,— U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian fighters are battling the Islamic State group in eastern Syria 10 days after declaring victory over the extremists, an official with the Kurdish force said Tuesday. Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democrat ...

IS Attacks Kurdish Village in Kirkuk, Kills One

BAS News - 2019-03-30 14:01
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a Kurdish village overnight Friday near Daquq in Kirkuk province, killing a young man. A local source told BasNews that the jihadists stormed Sheikh Mahmoud village during the night and opened fire at a g ...

Ousted party seeks to reclaim Kurdish heartlands in Turkish vote

Reuters - 2019-03-27 09:05
Actor Kemal Ulusoy and the rest of his Kurdish theater group lost their jobs along with thousands of others in southeast Turkey after the state seized control of about 100 town councils won by the main pro-Kurdish party at the last local elections. ...

IS Claims Responsibility for Attack on SDF in Manbij

BAS News - 2019-03-26 23:31
ERBIL - The insurgent group of Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attack on the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Syrian's Manbij city where seven US-backed Kurdish fighters were killed. According to a statement by the ...

Attack on Syrian Kurdish forces checkpoint in Manbij kills 7

E-Kurd - 2019-03-26 13:56
MANBIJ, Syria,— An official with the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led force in Syria says gunmen have attacked one of their checkpoints in the northern town on Manbij, killing seven fighters. Sharfan Darwish, of the Kurdish-led Manbij Military Council, told The A ...

US Says Timeline for Its Presence in Syria is Undetermined

BAS News - 2019-03-26 12:28
ERBIL — The United States has made it clear that its limited number of troops in Syria will stay there with no determined timeline for now. The US has already confirmed that 400 troops will stay in Syria to help the local Kurdish partners in clearing the ...

4th Kurdish prisoner commits suicide in Turkey over Ocalan’s prison conditions

E-Kurd - 2019-03-25 21:44
MARDIN, Turkey Kurdistan,— A fourth Kurdish prisoner in Turkey committed suicide Monday to protest against the conditions of jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, a pro-Kurdish party official and an MP said. The death of Medya Cinar follows the suicide ...

Kurds to be key swing vote in Turkey's local elections 'We are a party that will determine the fate of the elections in Istanbul,' says Kurdish politician March 25, 2019

The National AE - 2019-03-25 15:38

Kurdish autonomy in Syria under threat after Islamic State ‘caliphate’ falls

E-Kurd - 2019-03-23 12:33
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Now the Islamic State group’s “caliphate” has fallen, the hard-won limited autonomy of Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) will be left in peril if their key US ally goes ahead with its announced pullout. On Saturday, the Kurd ...

Top Syrian Kurdish leader calls for protection from Turkish assault | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-03-21 07:23

IS Targets US-backed Forces in Syria

BAS News - 2019-03-10 00:14
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) attacked the US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria on Saturday, where two Kurdish fighters were wounded. The attack was carried out via a suicide car bomb, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, explaining that a jihadis ...

Islamic State’s last bastion would be crushed in a week, Syrian Kurdish commander

E-Kurd - 2019-03-01 13:06
Omar Oil Field, Syria,— The top commander of the Kurdish-led force fighting the Islamic State group in Syria said Thursday that the jihadists’ last bastion would be crushed within about a week. Mazloum Kobani, the general commander of the US-backed Syria ...