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There would not be an independent Kurdish state in Syria: U.S. Envoy

There would not be an independent Kurdish state in Syria: U.S. Envoy

E-Kurd - 2019-05-23 13:55
WASHINGTON,— The United States is reminding its Syrian Kurdish allies not to get overly ambitious while at the same time trying to allay concerns Washington will abandon them to Turkey or a possibly resurgent Islamic State terror group. Kurdish fighters, ...
There would not be an independent Kurdish state in Syria: U.S. Envoy - E-Kurd

Germany’s Merkel opposes creation of an independent Kurdish state

E-Kurd - 2019-06-20 18:46
BERLIN,— German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that she opposes the creation of an independent Kurdish state, though, and supports the “territorial integrity of Iraq,” claiming it contributes to Middle Eastern stability, Germany’s Deutsche We ...

Kurdish woman Herro Mustafa nominated as U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria

E-Kurd - 2019-06-20 15:06
WASHINGTON,— United States President Donald Trump has nominated Kurdish woman Herro Mustafa, born in the Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil, a career diplomat currently deputy chief of mission at the US embassy in Lisbon, to be the next ambassador to Bulga ...

Ankara, Washington only differ over YPG in Syria - U.S. Syria Envoy | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-06-08 20:43

An American Family Detained in Syria Is Sent Back to the U.S.

New York Times - 2019-06-08 17:42
Kurdish authorities are releasing some of the 12,000 foreign women and children affiliated with the Islamic State held in detention camps in Syria. ...

Syrian Kurds repatriate 2 women, 6 children from Islamic State families to U.S.

E-Kurd - 2019-06-05 17:14
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Two American women and six children from families of suspected Islamic State group members were repatriated to the United States on Wednesday in the latest transfers from a crowded camp in Syria. The move is part of an effort ...

Trump tells Syrian regime, allies to end Idlib attacks

Waar Media - 2019-06-03 14:10
WAAR_DUHOK The Syrian regime and its principal allies — Russia and Iran — should immediately halt their offensive on an opposition-held province in northwestern Syria, U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday. “Hearing word that Russia, Syria and, to a le ...

Trump threatens to ‘devastate’ Turkish economy if it attacks Kurdish militants in Syria | The Independent

Independent - 2019-05-30 08:42

HDP’s Buldan: Resolve the Kurdish issue or dissolve the state

ANF - 2019-05-28 17:07
HDP Co-chair Pervin Buldan saluted the victory against the isolation and said, “Either the Kurdish issue will be resolved, or the state will be dissolved.” ...

Kurdish leader Ocalan calls end to jail hunger strikes in Turkey

Waar Media - 2019-05-26 17:18
WAAR_DUHOK Imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan has called for an end to hunger strikes by thousands of jailed supporters in Turkey, Ocalan’s lawyers said on Sunday. “I expect the action to come to an end in light of the broad statements to be made ...

Kurdish PJAK rebels ‘won’t sit idly by’ if U.S. goes to war with Iran: chief

E-Kurd - 2019-05-23 13:55
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) fighters will not “sit idly by” if the U.S. goes to war with Iran, and could form a democratic front against the regime in Tehran, militia chief Zilan Vejin said in comments publish ...

Turkey says it will not withdraw posts in Syria after government attacks

Reuters - 2019-05-22 12:48
Turkey will not evacuate its military observation post in northern Syria's Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in the region, after a suspected Syrian government attack this month, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said. ...

US-Iran war will be ‘end of Iraq’: Al-Sadr

Waar Media - 2019-05-20 14:07
WAAR_DUHOK Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has warned against dragging Iraq into any possible military conflict between the U.S. and Iran. “War between Iran and the U.S. will be an end of Iraq,” al-Sadr said on Twitter. “Any party that would drag Iraq ...

Qatar says not invited to two summits in Saudi Arabia

Waar Media - 2019-05-20 14:07
WAAR_DUHOK Qatar has not received an official invitation to two emergency summits called by Saudi Arabia, a Qatari state minister said on Monday. Saudi King Salman called for holding Gulf and Arab summits in Makkah on May 30 to discuss implications of re ...

Zarif Says No War to Occur Between US and Iran

BAS News - 2019-05-18 21:03
ERBIL - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that there would be no war between the US and Iran. The US has recently deployed forces to the Gulf, a move which soon resulted in an escalation in the ties between Washington and Teh ...

Kurdish forces crack down on Islamic State fighters in Syria’s Deir al Zor

E-Kurd - 2019-05-16 14:25
DEIR al-ZOR,— U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces said on Wednesday they had begun a campaign against “terrorists” linked to Islamic State in a strategic town in the oil rich eastern province of Deir al Zor that residents and witnesses say has been at the cen ...

5th hearing held for Kurdish man in Stuttgart

ANF - 2019-05-16 14:07
The 5th hearing was held today in the case against Kurdish man Salih K. in the Stuttgart State Court. Salih K. and his lawyer Carl Heydenreich were present in the hearing. ...

Anti-Kurdish protests grow in Syria's Deir al-Zor: residents, locals

Reuters - 2019-05-08 06:04
Arab inhabitants of Syria's Deir al-Zor began a third week of protests against Kurdish rule, the largest wave of unrest to sweep the oil-rich region since the U.S.-backed forces took over the territory from Islamic State nearly 18 months ago, residents, w ...

Jailed PKK leader Ocalan 'wants SDF to avoid conflict in Syria'

Al Jazeera - 2019-05-07 06:05
Ocalan, who met lawyers first time in eight years, calls on Kurdish-led SDF to consider Turkish sensitivities in Syria. ...

France Helping Kurdish Parties in Syria to Resolve Disputes: Official

BAS News - 2019-04-27 13:45
ERBIL — France has started a new initiative to bring the conflicting Kurdish parties in Syria closer to a political solution to the region, said a Kurdish official from Syria. The ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD) reportedly limits the role of other pa ...