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Russia Says US Supporting Kurdish “Quasi-state” in Syria

BAS News - 2018-10-13 10:15
ERBIL — Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has accused the US of supporting the Syrian Kurds in permanently dividing Syria. In an interview with the French service of Russia's state-run RT channel, Lavrov said that Washington is supporting the establishment ...

Kurdish leaders in Syrian Kurdistan see new U.S. interest

E-Kurd - 2018-10-04 03:04
BEIRUT,— U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement in April that he wanted to pull U.S. troops out of Syria left the country’s Kurds fearing they would be abandoned by their most important military ally. Six months later, as the battle against Islamic S ...

Syria Kurds hand over female Islamic State member to Sudan

E-Kurd - 2018-09-21 09:35
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds said they handed over a Sudanese woman accused of belonging to the Islamic State group and her baby to a Sudanese diplomat Thursday, while hundreds more foreigners remained in their custody. Kurdish authorities ...

Kurds opt out of first local elections in Syria since 2011

E-Kurd - 2018-09-17 11:24
DAMASCUS,— Syria held its first municipal elections since 2011 on Sunday, amid tensions with Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the country’s self-administered Kurdish region, which refused to allow polls. Turnout was modest at stations in the Syrian capital and ...

Syrian Kurds, Christians split over school curriculum

E-Kurd - 2018-09-12 20:25
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Syria’s northeast, are facing swelling anger from the area’s Syriac Christians after shutting down more than a dozen schools run by the ancient minority. At the heart of t ...

Syrian Kurds kill 11 Assad regime fighters in Qamishlo clashes: monitor

E-Kurd - 2018-09-09 00:45
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Clashes between Syrian Kurdish forces and Assad regime fighters in the northeastern main Kurdish city of Qamishlo in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) killed 18 combatants Saturday, the Kurdish forces and a war monitor said. The rare ...

Among Syrian Rebels, Kurds and Libyans, The Middle East Remembers McCain

Justice for Kurds - 2018-08-28 04:32
In 2010 US Senator John McCain was speaking about Iran during a session of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He held up a list of threats the US had made against Iran’s regime, and pointed out that no action had yet been taken. “George Schultz, my favo ...

Kurds meet with Syrian government to discuss self-rule

FOX News - 2018-08-14 18:20
Representatives from Syria's Kurdish-run northeastern region met with the government in Damascus last week to discuss self-administration in a postwar Syria, a leading Kurdish official said Tuesday. ...

Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan: from the margins to de facto autonomy

E-Kurd - 2018-07-29 16:53
BEIRUT,— Syria’s Kurds have benefited from the chaos in the war-wracked country to carve out de facto autonomy in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Kurdish territory they control in the north and northeast. A US-backed alliance led by the Kurds was Friday h ...

Kurds aim for decentralized Syria in talks with government

The Defense Post - 2018-07-29 05:33
The Syrian Democratic Council said on Saturday that it is seeking a roadmap for a decentralized Syria after meetings with the government in Damascus The post Kurds aim for decentralized Syria in talks with government appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Syrian Kurds Warn Turkey Not to Enter Manbij

BAS News - 2018-07-03 23:07
ERBIL — The Manbij Military Council, which is part of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), has warned the Turkish army to avoid entering the town or they will be fired upon. The warning comes weeks after the Turkish forces have started patroll ...

Russia: Kurds will be represented in Syrian constitutional committee

Waar Media - 2018-06-19 21:53
WAAR-DUHOK: Moscow and Ankara are in contact concerning Kurdish representation in the Syrian constitutional committee as they will be represented by all means, Russian Presidential Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev said following a meeting of the guar ...

U.S., Turkey patrol in Syria leaves Kurds out

Washington Times - 2018-06-19 03:16
U.S. and Turkish military patrols have begun operating in the highly strategic northern Syrian enclave of Manbij, heading off a feared clash between the two NATO allies but potentially leaving the Pentagon's Kurdish allies in the region shortchanged once ...

Syrian Kurds Awaiting Assad for Talks

BAS News - 2018-06-14 02:56
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurds are awaiting for Damascus to kickstart negotiations as mooted by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, an official said. Aldar Xelil, a prominent Syrian Kurdish politician, said that since Assad first spoke about possible talks with ...
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