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Kurds have no political future outside Syrian state: USRûdaw - 2019-05-23 19:25
Syrian Kurds accuse Putin of failing them as U.S. role fades - Connecticut PostCtpost - 2019-05-23 19:25
US Tells Syrian Kurds Only Future Is Part of Peaceful Syrian StateVoanews - 2019-05-23 19:04
No turning back - Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and schools - ReutersReuters - 2019-05-19 14:18
Erdogan-backed militias in northern Syria: Islamists are torturing Kurds in AfrinE-Kurd - 2019-05-14 23:19
Dr. Kamal Sido | Ekurd.net Middle East expert of the Society for Threatened Peoples According to reports, Jihadist militias are torturing Kurdish prisoners in the Syrian-Kurdish region of Afrin. The Islamists are supported by Turkey and tolerated by the ...
New York Times: They Were ‘Comrades in Arms’ Against ISIS. Now the U.S. Is Eyeing the ExitJustice for Kurds - 2019-05-14 18:11
RMEILAN, Syria — Dressed in camouflage and sipping tea, the Syrian commander who emerged as America’s closest ally in the battle that defeated Islamic State looked to an unsettling future. The Kurdish leader of the Syrian Democratic Forces, known by the n ...
Syrian Kurds fear Turkish assault as U.S. troops depart | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-05-13 09:09
Safeguarding books and reopening schools: Syrian Kurds fight to treasure their traditions - Syria - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-05-11 20:54
Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and schools - cnbctv18.comCnbctv18 - 2019-05-10 02:18
Arab protests against Syrian Kurds reportedly ‘grow’ in Deir al-Zor: residents, localsE-Kurd - 2019-05-08 12:52
AMMAN,— 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, res ...
Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and schoolsNypost - 2019-05-07 18:26
No turning back: Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and schools, World News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesStraitstimes - 2019-05-07 15:43
Macron sparks Turkish anger by meeting Syrian Kurds | The Express TribuneTribune - 2019-05-07 12:44
Syrian Kurds reshape region with school | Reuters.comReuters - 2019-05-07 02:05
No turning back: Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and school | Reuters.comReuters - 2019-05-06 19:49
Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and schools – No turning backE-Kurd - 2019-05-06 18:57
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— When Eyub Mohamad was a boy, security forces beat his father into paralysis. His offence was typing leaflets in Kurdish, banned under Syria’s ruling Baath party. Mohamad, with his family, fed and bathed his father for years. ...
AP Interview: Syrian Kurds say US seeking deal with Turkey - Washington TimesWashingtontimes - 2019-05-06 15:16
No turning back: Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and schools - ReutersReuters - 2019-05-06 13:32
Macron sparks Turkish anger by meeting Syrian Kurds | Bangkok Post: newsBangkokpost - 2019-05-06 06:36
Syrian government accuses Kurdish-led alliance of ‘treason’E-Kurd - 2019-05-04 19:06
DAMASCUS,— The Syrian government has accused Kurdish leaders of “treason” for organising a conference with allied Arab tribes to plot out the political future of territory under their alliance’s control. The Kurds and their Arab allies control Syrian Kur ...
Syrian Kurds reject Assad regime-imposed ‘reconciliation’E-Kurd - 2019-05-04 11:35
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Kurdish-led Syrian force said Friday it believes in dialogue with the government but warned a settlement on the future of territory it controls cannot arrive through a Damascus-prescribed “reconciliation” agreement. “We are ...
Turkey doctors get prison terms for criticizing offensive against Syrian Kurds in AfrinE-Kurd - 2019-05-04 11:35
ANKARA,— Eleven members of Turkey’s leading medical association were sentenced to prison terms on Friday over criticisms of a military offensive against Kurdish militants in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) last year. They were given 20 months in prison for “in ...
WATCH: Hundreds of Syrian Kurds march to protest Turkish wall in AfrinKurdistan24 - 2019-05-02 19:26
Israel allegedly supplying Syrian Kurds with anti-aircraft missiles: Turkish mediaAlmasdarnews - 2019-05-01 13:27
Turkey will end purchase of S-400 if U.S. lets it attack Syrian Kurds - columnist | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-04-29 11:25
Macron sparks Turkish anger by meeting Syrian Kurds » Manila Bulletin NewsMB - 2019-04-27 01:39
'No One is Safe' in Kanarya, A Neighborhood of Kurds, Turks and Syrian Refugees - Evrim Kepenek - englishBianet - 2019-04-26 16:41
The fate of the Syrian Kurds | openDemocracyOpendemocracy - 2019-04-26 08:49
At a new university, Syrian Kurds build their own futureYahoo - 2019-04-26 03:13
Macron sparks Turkish anger by meeting Syrian Kurds | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-04-23 15:21
Macron sparks Turkish anger by meeting Syrian Kurds | Daily Mail OnlineDailymail - 2019-04-23 03:14
Syrian Kurds to React If Damascus Attacks: SpokespersonBAS 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 ...
Macron sparks Turkish anger by meeting Syrian Kurds - Egypt IndependentEgyptindependent - 2019-04-20 13:41
France Pledges Continued Support to Syrian KurdsBAS 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 ...
Turkey angered by Macron’s meeting with Syrian KurdsE-Kurd - 2019-04-20 09:18
PARIS,— French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday hosted representatives of the Kurdish-led force that defeated Islamic State (IS) extremists in Syria, drawing a sharp rebuke from Turkey’s foreign ministry. Macron assured the Kurdish envoys of French su ...
Macron sparks Turkish anger by meeting Syrian Kurds | Business Standard NewsBusiness Standard - 2019-04-20 02:23
Macron sparks Turkish anger by meeting Syrian KurdsYahoo - 2019-04-20 00:24
Turkey furious over Macron's meeting with Syrian KurdsKurdistan24 - 2019-04-19 23:28
France’s Macron meets Syrian Kurds, vows to support in fight against Islamic StateE-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
Macron meets Syrian Kurds, vows French support in fight against ISFrance24 - 2019-04-19 14:32
Macron meets Syrian Kurds, vows French support in fight against Daesh | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-04-19 14:32
Syrian Kurds fear return of Assad regime controlE-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’ ...
The Syrian Yazidi celebrated “Red Wednesday (Çarşema Sor).SDF Press - 2019-04-18 17:30
Hasaka – The Yazidi House in Hasaka organized a celebration yesterday for the “Red Wednesday (Çarşema Sor). It is a religious and national day, which refers to the New Year for the Yezidi Kurds. The celebration took place in Beylesan resort in Amuda city. ...
Syrian Kurds Say Deal On Return Of 4,000 Refugees Reached With Baghdad - UrduPointUrdupoint - 2019-04-18 15:32
At Rojava university in Syrian Kurdistan, Kurds build their own futureE-Kurd - 2019-04-17 17:37
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Which university to attend? For Fatmah, a Kurdish college student in Syrian Kurdistan [northern Syria], it had been an especially difficult choice. The daughter of a welder and a housewife, she dreamed of studying constructio ...
Syrian Kurds build their future at own university in autonomous region - CSMonitor.comCsmonitor - 2019-04-16 21:47
U.S. pressing Syrian Kurds to accept Turkish troops - report | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-04-15 22:53
US to ask Syrian Kurds to let Turkish forces through the doorAl Monitor - 2019-04-15 21:50
Syria Kurds return 25 Yazidis freed from Islamic State to IraqE-Kurd - 2019-04-13 19:23
QAZLAJOKH, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syrian Kurds on Saturday repatriated 25 women and children from Iraq’s Yazidi minority after freeing them during the final push against the Islamic State group, a local official said. The US-backed Kurdish fighters say they ...
Syrian Kurds hand over 200 Islamic State militants to Iraq: sourceE-Kurd - 2019-04-13 19:23
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi security forces received Friday a batch of 200 Islamic State (IS) militants captured by the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in neighboring Syria, a security source said. “Iraqi security forces have received 200 IS m ...
Syrian Kurds will hand over Iraqi refugees not ISIS detainees to BaghdadKurdistan24 - 2019-04-12 03:36
Syrian Kurds will hand over Iraqi refugees not ISIS detainees to BaghdadGulan Media - 2019-04-12 01:48
Syrian Kurds Announce Deal to Return 31,000 Displaced IraqisBAS News - 2019-04-11 23:48
ERBIL - The US-backed Syrian Kurds announced on Thursday that they had reached an agreement with Baghdad for returning some 31,000 displaced Iraqis, the majority of whom are women and children, from northeastern Syria to Iraq. "A delegation from the Iraq ...
Syrian Kurdish leader says talks with Turkey ‘impossible’ unless it changes views on KurdsKurdistan24 - 2019-04-11 22:21
Syria Kurds say deal made for return of 31,000 displaced IraqisE-Kurd - 2019-04-11 21:25
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syrian Kurds on Thursday announced a deal with Baghdad for 31,000 displaced Iraqis, mostly women and children, to return from camps in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, to Iraq. Tens of thousands of people live in ...
No autonomy to Syrian Kurds, says Assad adviser | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-04-11 02:48
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan says 'no concession' for Syrian Kurds, snubbing US plea - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)ABC - 2019-04-10 22:02
Pentagon says reviewing 'adjustments' to arms for Syrian Kurds - ReutersReuters - 2019-04-09 13:15
Green revolution: The Syrian Kurds fighting for Rojava’s environmentGulan Media - 2019-04-09 09:17
Syrian Kurds hail Trump's call for repatriation of IS fightersGulf Times - 2019-04-09 07:46
Syrian Kurds ready for talks with Turkey if they leave Afrin: SDFE-Kurd - 2019-04-09 06:02
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The top military commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, Mazloum Kobani, says we are ready for talks with Turkey if they agree to leave Afrin and end its threats to Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), Hawar News Agency ...
Green revolution: The Syrian Kurds fighting for Rojava’s environRûdaw - 2019-04-08 21:54
U.S. must break from Syrian Kurds after PKK reward offer - Turkey - ReutersReuters - 2019-04-07 13:44
After defeating Islamic State, Syrian Kurds eye political battle - ReutersReuters - 2019-04-05 20:33
Syrian Kurds Demand Autonomy Before Merger With Assad's Army - BloombergBloomberg - 2019-04-05 20:21
Wary of U.S. ally, Syrian Kurds look to Damascus for talks - ReutersReuters - 2019-04-05 01:01
Syrian Kurds seek Damascus deal regardless of U.S. moves - ReutersReuters - 2019-04-05 01:01
Masrour Barzani Calls for a Settlement that Protects Rights of Syrian KurdsBAS News - 2019-04-04 16:22
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani reiterated the calls for a peaceful settlement to the Syrian crisis so to protect the rights and safety of the Kurds in the country. Barzani made the remark during a meeting w ...
US Warns Turkey of Any Unilateral Attacks Against Syrian KurdsBAS News - 2019-04-04 01:00
ERBIL - Washington has warned Ankara of any unilateral military actions against the US Kurdish allies in Syria, saying that Turkey would have "devastating" consequences if it does so. The comments were made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesd ...
US-Backed Kurds Fight ISIS Fighters in Syrian Village of Baghouz - News From Antiwar.comAntiwar - 2019-04-03 17:14
Turkey slams U.S. request for assurances on Syrian Kurds | The Spokesman-ReviewSpokesman - 2019-04-02 07:14
Syrian Kurds aim to remove Turkey from Afrin by force - commander | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-04-02 02:07
IS claims bombing of facility of Syrian Kurds in RaqqaKurdistan24 - 2019-04-01 12:36
Syrian Kurds call for world court on IS crimes | MEOMiddle East Online - 2019-03-28 00:58
Syrian Kurds renew calls for negotiated end to the civil war - The NationalThenational - 2019-03-27 15:01
Syrian Kurds’ Newroz gift to the world: the end of the ‘caliphate’Rûdaw - 2019-03-27 09:38
What next after the defeat of ISIS in Baghouz? ...
Syrian Kurds remain wary of US plan for Turkish safe zoneAl Monitor - 2019-03-26 18:49
Don’t abandon us, Syrian Kurds tell Europe | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-03-26 15:21
Syria’s Kurds hand three Russian Islamic State orphans to MoscowE-Kurd - 2019-03-26 13:56
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria said Monday it handed over three Russian orphans to a delegation from Moscow who will transfer them back home. Kurdish foreign affairs official Abdel ...
Syrian Kurds call for international court to try Islamic State militantsE-Kurd - 2019-03-25 21:44
AIN ISSA, Syria,— Syria’s Kurds on Monday called for an international court to be set up in the country to try suspected Islamic State group jihadists following the announced fall of their “caliphate”. IS imposed its brutal interpretation of Islam on mil ...
Syrian Kurds urge world to take back foreign Islamic State jihadistsE-Kurd - 2019-03-25 11:38
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds warned Sunday that the thousands of foreign jihadists they have detained in their fight against the Islamic State group are a time-bomb the international community urgently needs to defuse. Speaking a day after ...
Detained Islamic State jihadists are ticking bomb, Syrian Kurds warnE-Kurd - 2019-03-25 11:38
OMAR OIL FIELD, Syria,— Syria’s Kurds warned Sunday that despite the demise of the Islamic State’s “caliphate”, the thousands of foreign jihadists they hold are a time-bomb the world urgently needs to defuse. World leaders were quick to hail Saturday’s a ...
Syrian Kurds celebrate victory over Islamic State - Portland Press HeraldPressherald - 2019-03-24 13:18
Syrian Kurds urge Assad government to choose dialogue: commanderE-Kurd - 2019-03-23 21:06
OMAR OIL FIELD, Syria,— The top military commander in Syria’s autonomous Kurdish region (Rojava) urged Damascus on Saturday to choose the path of dialogue after his forces sealed a key victory over the Islamic State group. “We call on the central governm ...
Kurdish autonomy in Syria under threat after Islamic State ‘caliphate’ fallsE-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 ...
Islamic State defeated, ‘caliphate’ eliminated, Syrian Kurds declareE-Kurd - 2019-03-23 12:33
BAGHOUZ, Syria,— Islamic State has been defeated at its final shred of territory of Baghouz in Syria, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday, announcing the end of its self-declared “caliphate” that once spanned a third of Iraq a ...
Syrian Kurds announce demise of IS caliphate | MEOMiddle East Online - 2019-03-23 12:27
Don't abandon us, Syrian Kurds tell EuropeYahoo - 2019-03-21 23:34
Kurds celebrate new year Newroz across Syrian KurdistanE-Kurd - 2019-03-21 20:01
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Thousands of people in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) celebrated on Thursday the new Kurdish year, Newroz. They wore floral scarves, waved Kurdish flags, and carried posters that pledged to win back the Kurdish Canton of Afrin fro ...
Don't abandon us, Syrian Kurds tell Europe | Daily Mail OnlineDailymail - 2019-03-21 14:55
Al-Monitor: Iraqi Kurds urge their Syrian cousins to make peace with DamascusJustice for Kurds - 2019-03-21 14:28
ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan — It has been nearly a year and a half since the Iraqi Kurds held their referendum on independence. The fallout from the referendum, which faced stiff opposition from Baghdad, the United States, Turkey and Iran, has been devastating ...
After defeating Islamic State, Syrian Kurds eye political battle - Daily TimesDailytimes - 2019-03-21 08:20
Will Kurds, Govt Forces Stop End of The Syrian War? | Al BawabaAlbawaba - 2019-03-21 01:41
Syrian Kurds accuse Assad of policy of 'oppression and violence'Yahoo - 2019-03-20 08:34
Syrian Kurds criticise Damascus ‘threats’ to retake northeastern Kurdish areasE-Kurd - 2019-03-19 15:54
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds have criticised the “threatening language” of the Damascus regime after it pledged to retake northeastern Kurdish areas they control by reconciliation or by force. The minority have largely stayed out of Syria’s ...
Italian warrior killed fighting alongside Syrian Kurds against Islamic StateE-Kurd - 2019-03-19 15:54
ROME,— An Italian fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria against the Islamic State (IS) group has been killed, media reported Tuesday, citing the jihadists and his family. “We have killed the Italian crusader”, IS said in a statement released along w ...