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Syrian Kurds to React If Damascus Attacks: Spokesperson

Syrian Kurds to React If Damascus Attacks: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-04-21 13:15
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish forces are ready to strongly repel any military attacks by the Syrian regime, said the spokesperson for People’s Protection Units (YPG). Speaking to Kurdistan 24, Nouri Mohammed said the Kurdish forces will defeat any threat co ...
Syrian Kurds to React If Damascus Attacks: Spokesperson - BAS News

KCDK-E called on Kurds to join Dersim Festival

ANF - 2019-05-14 08:48
KCDK-E called on all Kurds to join the Dersim Festival with the spirit of resistance against isolation. ...

Danish citizens were discouraged from traveling to Kurdistan, Balochistan and Khuzestan

Kurdpa - 2019-05-14 06:02
Kurdpa Agency: The Danish Foreign Ministry wanted its citizens to refrain from traveling to Kurdistan, Balochistan and Khuzestan. ...

Turkish-backed FSA Claims It Conducted Operation Against YPG

BAS News - 2019-05-04 23:04
ERBIL - The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) claimed on Saturday that it has carried out an operation against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in several villages in Tal Rifa'at city. The operation came after clashes erupted betwee ...

Nine Civilians Killed, Injured by Syrian Regime Strikes

BAS News - 2019-05-02 00:52
ERBIL - At least nine civilians have either been killed or wounded in attacks carried out by the Syrian regime in the de-escalation zones, in northern Syria, locals said on Wednesday. According to Turkish media Anadolu Agency, airstrikes and bombardments ...

People's protection units carry out operation against the Turkish army

Kurdiu - 2019-04-28 20:33

Netherlands Sends Yezidi Asylum Seekers Back to Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-28 00:20
ERBIL - The Dutch government is reportedly sending back the Yezidi asylum seekers to the refugee camps in the Kurdistan Region, arguing that they have enough access to food and shelter in the region. Their asylum cases have been rejected by the Dutch Imm ...

US to Halt Iran Oil Waivers: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-04-22 20:03
ERBIL - The United States will put an end to the Iran oil waivers soon in order to squeeze Tehran's exports to zero, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday, adding that all countries would face sanctions if refuse to abide by Washington's dec ...

Kurds to address European bodies in Brussels

ANF - 2019-04-22 15:24
Kurds and allies are to address European bodies that have remained silent against the isolation and the hunger strikes in Brussels. ...

Kurdish Language and Culture Helped Kurds to Survive: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-04-22 13:40
ERBIL — Despite all the threats throughout history, the main reason that Kurds could survive till today is the “Kurdish language and culture”, said Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani. “Kurdish language and culture are our identity,” Barzan ...

France Pledges Continued Support to Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2019-04-20 11:00
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron Received a delegation from Syrian Kurdistan on Friday and promised to continue supporting the war against the remaining Islamic State (IS) jihadists. The presidency office confirmed that a delegation from the Kurd ...

France’s Macron meets Syrian Kurds, vows to support in fight against Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-04-19 19:50
PARIS,— French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday hosted representatives of the Kurdish-led force that defeated Islamic State (IS) extremists in Syria, assuring them of France’s support in the fight against remaining jihadists. The US-backed Syrian Demo ...

Syrian Kurds fear US sellout to Turkey on ‘safe zone’

Al Monitor - 2019-04-19 16:24

Syrian Kurds fear return of Assad regime control

E-Kurd - 2019-04-18 19:29
QAMISHLO. Syrian Kurdistan,— At first glance, it seems as though life has returned to normal in the main Kurdish city of Qamishlo in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), in Syria’s northeast. Even though the wind-down of anti-ISIS operations last month and Turkey’ ...

Kurds to EP: “Don’t be party to the crime, develop a solution”

ANF - 2019-04-17 13:22
The sit-in in front of European Union institutions in Strasbourg protesting the aggravated isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan continues on week 4. ...

Syrian Kurds build their future at own university in autonomous region - CSMonitor.com

Csmonitor - 2019-04-16 21:47

U.S. pressing Syrian Kurds to accept Turkish troops - report | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-04-15 22:53

US to ask Syrian Kurds to let Turkish forces through the door

Al Monitor - 2019-04-15 21:50

Turkish Jets Bomb Kurdistan Border Areas

BAS News - 2019-04-04 12:05
ERBIL — Turkish warplanes carried out multiple airstrike on Thursday in the border areas of Duhok province, Kurdistan Region. The airstrikes were focused on the surroundings of Sigere village near Amedi, according to Kurdistan 24. Turkey, almost on a dai ...

Masrour Barzani Thanks France for Continued Support to Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-02 13:29
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, received on Tuesday a delegation of French diplomats led by Ambassador Bruno Aubert in Erbil. The top Kurdish security chief thanked Paris for its support to the Kurdistan Region t ...

Kurds to be key swing vote in Turkey's local elections

Washington Times - 2019-03-25 02:39
ISTANBUL (AP) - Millions of Kurdish votes will be crucial in determining the fate of Turkey's March 31 local elections, as a pro-Kurdish party has made the strategic decision to send votes to an opposition rival to challenge the ruling party in key races ...