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Syrian Kurds hand over four Islamic State children to Germany: officialE-Kurd - 2019-08-19 17:30
SIMALKA CROSSING, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria Monday handed over four children linked with the Islamic State group to Germany in their first such repatriation to the European country, an offi ...
Syrian Kurds hand over four ′Islamic State′ children to Germany | News | DW | 19.08.2019DW - 2019-08-19 16:53
Turkey, Syrian Kurds remain at odds in safe zone visionsAl Monitor - 2019-08-19 15:06
Russian diplomat discusses Syrian settlement with delegation of Syrian Kurds - Russian Politics & Diplomacy - TASSTASS - 2019-08-15 23:44
Safe zone idea was proposed by Syrian Kurds, says SDF commander | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-08-15 17:18
Captured ISIS fighters get short sentences and art therapy in SyriaWashington Post - 2019-08-14 17:55
The Syrian Kurds hope leniency will boost reconciliation and prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State. ...
United States and Turkey Agree to a Syrian “Safe Zone," Betraying the KurdsTherealnews - 2019-08-14 12:17
Islamic State says will step up fight against Syrian Kurds, coalitionE-Kurd - 2019-08-12 11:25
BEIRUT,— The Islamic State group vowed to intensify its fight against the US-led coalition and Kurds in eastern Syria, in a video posted Sunday on its Telegram channel. “The fire of the battle between us and them has been reignited and will intensify,” t ...
Islamic State group vows to escalate fight against Syrian Kurds, US-led coalition | Middle East EyeMiddleeasteye - 2019-08-12 01:19
Pentagon Chief: U.S. Will Not Allow Turkey to Attack Syrian KurdsBreitbart - 2019-08-10 08:04
Turkey calls for end to US support for Syrian Kurds | Jordan TimesJordantimes - 2019-08-09 10:35
Safe zone is no excuse for Turkish control of Syrian land The creation of this border area must not leave Turks in charge and Kurds unprotected August 8, 2019The National AE - 2019-08-08 23:11
Turkish attack on Syrian Kurds would spark a ‘big war’ if U.S.-Turkish talks fail: leaderE-Kurd - 2019-08-08 14:59
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Turkish attack on Kurdish-led forces in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria would spark a “big war” if U.S. efforts fail to block Ankara’s plans, a top Kurdish official told Reuters on Wednesday. Badran Jia Kurd al ...
Syrian Kurds say Turkey-U.S. deal may mark ‘new approach’E-Kurd - 2019-08-08 14:59
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A top Syrian Kurdish official gave a guarded welcome Thursday to a US-Turkish agreement to establish a joint operations centre for the north but said the details remained unclear. “This deal may mark the start of a new approa ...
US and Turkey reach accord, but concerns of Syrian Kurds continueKurdistan24 - 2019-08-08 08:36
Pentagon warns Turkey against attack on Syrian Kurds | World | thenews.com.pk | LahoreThenews - 2019-08-07 06:24
After 18 months of threats, how likely are the Turks to attack Syrian Kurdistan?E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 20:22
BEIRUT,— After 18 months of threats, Turkey’s president warned Tuesday that his troops could attack Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Kurdish region in northeast Syria “very soon”. Why would Turkey lead such a cross-border incursion, what do Syria’s Kurds w ...
Turkey’s Erdogan threatens operation against Syrian Kurds ‘very soon’E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 16:43
ISTANBUL,— Turkey and the US were on a collision course Tuesday as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “eliminate” a Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria — a move deemed “unacceptable” by the Pentagon. Erdogan has repea ...
Turkey calls on U.S. to end its support for Syrian KurdsE-Kurd - 2019-08-06 12:08
ISTANBUL,— Turkey called on the United States to end its support for a Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria as the two countries held talks on Monday aimed at preventing a fresh Turkish invasion. “The US should positively answer ...
Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan warn of Turkish attack despite U.S. mediationE-Kurd - 2019-08-06 12:08
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A top Kurdish political official in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria Monday warned neighbouring Turkey would attack at the first chance it got, despite US efforts to prevent a cross-border incursion. On Sunday, Tu ...
Ankara-backed Syrian Arab fighters say ready to back Turkish operation against KurdsE-Kurd - 2019-08-06 12:08
AMMAN,— Syrian rebel commanders said on Monday they are ready to join Turkish troops in an offensive to seize back largely Arab-populated towns and villages in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria held by Kurdish-led-forces. Turkish President Tay ...
U.S. warns unilateral Turkey attack on Kurds in Syria ‘unacceptable’E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 12:08
TOKYO,— The United States warned Tuesday that any “unilateral” offensive by Turkey to remove a Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) would be “unacceptable” and vowed to step up talks to prevent such action. “Clearly we believe any unilateral acti ...
Syrian Kurds fear Turkish offensive as Ankara talks over safe zone continueRûdaw - 2019-08-05 22:13
"We call upon the international community to do their duty to stop the Turkish threats ...
Turkey Threatens Operation Against American-Backed Syrian Kurds - BloombergBloomberg - 2019-08-05 21:54
Turkey calls for end to US support for Syrian Kurds | MENAFN.COMMenafn - 2019-08-05 20:36
Erdogan’s attack on Syrian Kurds is a bid to flex his muscles Turkish offensive is intended to deflect attention from crises at home August 5, 2019The National AE - 2019-08-05 19:24
Erdogan eyes Syrian Kurds - World - Ahram OnlineAhram - 2019-07-31 17:54
Can Syrian Kurds’ offer unlock door to compromise with Turkey?Al Monitor - 2019-07-31 14:47
Kurds gain support, perhaps invitation to Syrian talksAl Monitor - 2019-07-25 13:10
Mike Pompeo: Syrian Kurds are 'great partners;' We’ll ensure them a 'seat at the table'Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-25 06:13
Turkey Threatens Attack on Syrian Kurds as US Envoy Holds Talks With Ankara | Voice of America - EnglishVoanews - 2019-07-23 00:06
Turkish attack on Syrian Kurds would lead to war across 600-km border – SDF leader Kobane | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-07-20 18:28
Iraq allegedly refuses to reopen crossing with Syrian Kurds over refusal to hoist Syrian flagAlmasdarnews - 2019-07-20 15:55
Could foreign Islamic State suspects be tried in Syrian Kurdistan?E-Kurd - 2019-07-16 19:06
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Months after the territorial defeat of the Islamic State group, Syria’s Kurds are pushing for an international tribunal to try alleged jihadists detained in their region. The Kurds run an autonomous administration in Syrian K ...
Syrian Kurds host conference on Islamic State detaineesE-Kurd - 2019-07-07 18:13
BEIRUT,— Dozens of international experts gathered in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria on Saturday to discuss how to manage thousands of suspected Islamic State ISIS group members crammed into Kurdish-run prisons and camps. French lawyers a ...
Russia Favors Direct Talks Between Syrian Kurds, Damascus: FMBAS News - 2019-07-03 16:21
ERBIL — The Russian government is calling for direct talks between the Syrian Kurdish authorities in northern Syrian administration, and the Syrian government in Damascus, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Speaking at a press conference on Wed ...
Lavrov: Russia calls for direct talks between Syrian Kurds, DamascusKurdistan24 - 2019-07-03 13:07
Syrian Kurds sign agreement with UN to end, prevent use of child soldiersE-Kurd - 2019-07-02 14:29
GENEVA,—The United Nations has signed an agreement with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to end and prevent the recruitment and use of child soldiers by the US-backed group, the United Nations said on Monday. Special Representative of the U ...
Syrian Kurds accuse Putin of failing them as U.S. role fades | The ColumbianColumbian - 2019-07-01 12:27
Italian Islamic State member handed to Rome, say Syria KurdsE-Kurd - 2019-06-30 12:20
BEIRUT,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria have handed to Italy one of its citizens accused of belonging to the Islamic State group, a spokesman said Saturday. “Italian jihadist Samir Bougana (aka Abu Abdullah) who ha ...
Trump: Tacit pledge to protect Syrian Kurds, amid broad US supportKurdistan24 - 2019-06-30 09:49
Turkish US Tensions Deepen Over Syrian Kurds | Voice of America - EnglishVoanews - 2019-06-26 08:38
US Tells Syrian Kurds Only Future Is Part of Peaceful Syrian State | Voice of America - EnglishVoanews - 2019-06-25 10:23
Syrian Kurds hand over French, Dutch Islamic State orphans - StarTribune.comStartribune - 2019-06-24 16:49
Syrian Kurds want secure border strip, reject Turkish 'safe zone' - ReutersReuters - 2019-06-20 20:18
The United States sent heavy weapons, armoured vehicles to Syrian Kurds - Sputnik | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-06-14 15:59
Lisa Smith: Syrian Kurds claim Ireland has NOT asked to take ISIS bride back – as security expert says 'she should make her own way home' | The Irish PostIrishpost - 2019-06-14 10:47
6 orphans from Islamic State families handed over by Syrian Kurds to BelgiumE-Kurd - 2019-06-14 10:07
BEIRUT,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), in north northeast Syria, on Thursday handed to their Belgian counterparts six orphans born to families belonging to the Islamic State group, officials said. “Six Belgian orphan children were han ...
Erdogan Says U.S. Is Undermining His Rule by Arming Syrian Kurds - BloombergBloomberg - 2019-06-14 09:23
U.S. delegation holds talks with Kurds in Syrian KurdistanE-Kurd - 2019-06-13 15:30
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A US delegation visited Syria’s Kurdish areas on Wednesday discussed the country’s support for the people in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the northern and eastern Syria, Hawar News Agency ANHA reported. The delegation headed by ...
Syrian Kurds to Halt Wheat Shipments to Govt Territory - News From Antiwar.comAntiwar - 2019-06-13 06:12
No turning back: Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and schoolsYahoo - 2019-06-12 22:35
Syrian Kurds, regime squabble over wheat | MEOMiddle East Online - 2019-06-12 03:08
Syrian Kurds and Damascus regime battle for wheatE-Kurd - 2019-06-11 20:34
AMUDE, Syrian Kurdistan,— Gazing over his wheat field in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria, farmer Adel Othman expects a bumper crop this year, but two rival authorities squabbling over his harvest have dashed his enthusiasm. After successi ...
Syrian Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat near oil installationsE-Kurd - 2019-06-11 09:22
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Kurdish official in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria called for help from the US-backed coalition Monday as fires ravaged through vital wheat fields in the latest of such blazes nationwide. Syria’s Kurds have le ...
Syrian Kurds hand over French, Dutch Islamic State orphansSeattle Times - 2019-06-11 06:18
BEIRUT (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Syria have handed 12 French and two Dutch orphans whose fathers were killed fighting for the Islamic State group back to their countries, according to Kurdish and European officials. Abdulkarim Omar, a senior off ...
Pompeo says good outcome possible for both Turkey and Syrian Kurds - ReutersReuters - 2019-06-11 06:17
Syrian Kurds hand over French, Dutch Islamic State orphans - ABC NewsGO - 2019-06-10 22:00
Syrian Kurds hand over 14 French, Dutch orphans from Islamic State familiesE-Kurd - 2019-06-10 18:53
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds have handed over 14 orphans born to jihadist families to government delegations from France and the Netherlands, in the latest repatriations of foreigners living in crowded camps. Abdelkarim Omar, the top Kurdis ...
Syrian Kurds ban cigarettes, alcohol for underage children in KobaniE-Kurd - 2019-06-10 11:34
KOBANI, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish-led authorities in the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) town of Kobani and its surrounding areas on Saturday banned the sale of hookah pipes, cigarettes, and alcohol to underage after a video report from Kurdistan 24 which sho ...
Syrian Kurds refused to try Islamic State members out of SyriaE-Kurd - 2019-06-10 11:34
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syrian Kurdish parties refused any proposal or decision to try Islamic State group ISIS members out of Syria and called to try them in Syria in the areas of the Kurdish autonomous administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). ...
Syrian Kurds transfer 12 French orphans from jihadist familiesFrance24 - 2019-06-10 11:21
Syrian Kurds hand over 12 orphans of French ISIS families, say officials - The NationalThenational - 2019-06-10 10:52
Syrian Kurds hand over 12 French orphans from Daesh families | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-06-10 10:16
Iran wants Syrian Kurds to depend on Damascus: ExpertsKurdistan24 - 2019-06-09 09:38
Moscow to Support Syrian Kurds if Turkey Doesn't Stop Assisting Groups in IdlibBAS News - 2019-06-09 01:49
ERBIL - Russia has threatened to support the Syrian Kurdish forces in northern Aleppo if Turkey does not halt its alleged military assistance to the militants fighting against the Syrian regime, a report said on Saturday. According to a report by the Ara ...
Syrian farmers suffer as Kurds' crops set ablazeAl Monitor - 2019-06-07 10:59
Syrian Kurds send 8 American women, children captured with ISIS back to the USMilitarytimes - 2019-06-06 07:04
Syrian Kurds repatriate 8 people from IS group families to USFrance24 - 2019-06-06 06:01
Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and schools | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-06-05 22:02
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 ...
Syrian Kurds send 8 American IS women, children back to US - ABC NewsGO - 2019-06-05 13:04
Syrian Kurds send 8 American IS women, children back to US - SFChronicle.comSfchronicle - 2019-06-05 12:35
Syrian Kurds: From Ignored Minority to Game-Changing ActorTheglobepost - 2019-06-04 01:16
Syria Kurds hand over five Islamic State orphans to NorwayE-Kurd - 2019-06-03 18:50
Al-Hol Camp, Syria,— The Kurdish administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria on Monday handed over five orphans from families of the Islamic State group to Norwegian authorities, a spokesman said. “Following a request made by the Kingd ...
Syrian Kurds hand 5 children from ISIS members to NorwayKurdistan24 - 2019-06-03 17:42
800 women, children including ISIS relatives to leave Syrian camp: KurdsE-Kurd - 2019-06-03 15:04
AIN ISSA, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria said Sunday they plan to hand 800 women and children, including relatives of jihadists, to their families in the first such transfer from an overcrowded camp ...
Syrian Kurds to release 800 women and children from crowded al-Hawl camp | Middle East EyeMiddleeasteye - 2019-06-03 14:02
Kurds to release Isis women and children from Syrian camps | World | The Sunday TimesThetimes - 2019-06-02 19:23
Kurds in the Limelight of the Syrian War Theater - The Armenian Mirror-SpectatorMirrorspectator - 2019-06-02 18:17
Commander says Syrian Kurds ready to negotiate with Turkey, Syrian regime | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-06-02 09:34
Donald Trump threatens Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks Syrian Kurds - The NationalThenational - 2019-05-31 17:17
Syria Kurds handed over 148 Uzbek Islamic State women, children: officialsE-Kurd - 2019-05-30 09:49
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) on Wednesday handed over 148 Uzbek women and children linked to the Islamic State group to diplomats from the Central Asian country for repatriation, officials said. In total m ...
Former Turkish PM calls Iraqi, Syrian Kurds 'brothers' in visit to DiyarbakirKurdistan24 - 2019-05-29 06:10
Syrian Kurds surrounded by rivals as they vie to set up own state - The Economist | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-05-28 19:05
The ‘overt practices of repression’ on Kurds by Syrian securityRûdaw - 2019-05-24 13:13
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 ...