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Baghdad: No Amendments to Increase KRG’s Share from Iraqi Budget

BAS News - 2018-02-24 21:47
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has not made any amendments to the previous 2018 federal budget bill even though it was vehemently opposed by the Kurds for the slashed share, said an official from Baghdad. The federal government of Iraq has sent the draft l ...

Turkey Threatens to Strike Damascus Forces for Aiding Kurds

BAS News - 2018-02-23 00:24
ERBIL — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Thursday said that his country will not tolerate anybody who wants to protect the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), threatening Damascus if it continues to support the Kurds. Speaking at a press conferen ...

Lavrov calls Damascus to dialogue with Kurds

ANHA - 2018-02-21 14:14
NEWS DESK -Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pointed out that dialogue is the main means to stop the bloodshed, calling on the Syrian authorities to dialogue with representatives of all ethnic and religious groups, including the Kurds. Russian Foreig ...

Kurdish Syria, Where the Fallen Find Fame

New York Times - 2018-02-21 06:22
Syria’s Kurds venerate their war dead with enthusiasm and no expense spared, building battlefield morale. The living even take the names of the fallen. ...

Turkey Arrests 22 Kurds, Accuses Them of Links to PKK

BAS News - 2018-02-21 01:08
ERBIL — the Turkish authorities arrested on Tuesday a total of 22 Kurds for allegedly promoting the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on social media. A judicial source, cited by the state-run Anadolu Agency, said that nine of the arrests were made in the e ...

Turkey says Russia stopped deal for Syrian forces to help Afrin Kurds

KurdisCat - 2018-02-20 18:10
Turkey won Russia’s backing to block a deal that would have seen Syrian pro-government forces enter territory held by Kurdish militia fighters to help them resist an advance by Turkish troops, Ankara said on Tuesday. The move illustrates the increasingly ...

Stop the genocide of Syria’s Kurdish Afrin

E-Kurd - 2018-02-20 06:25
Shamm Shamayi Salih | Ekurd.net The last weeks of events in the city of Afrin in northern Syria have been terrifying to follow us Kurds around the world. Despite the end of the war against the terrorist group Daesh (IS) after several years, we are once a ...

Russia Supports Kurdistan’s Legitimate Rights: FM

BAS News - 2018-02-19 21:33
LODZ — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reiterated his country’s support for Kurd’s “legitimate rights” in Iraq. “Russian FM Lavrov stated that Russia is for the legitimate rights of Iraqi Kurds and supports the dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad t ...

Jaban al-Kurdi: The First Muslim Kurd

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2018-02-19 12:16
Although Kurds were among the first nations who severely resisted Muslim Arabs invasion to their territory for centuries, and even according to some accounts it was not up to the end of the medieval age that majority of Kurds embraced Islam, however the f ...

Syrian Kurds Agreed on Damascus Army to Enter Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-18 22:23
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish forces have reached an agreement with the Damascus government to allow the Syrian forces to enter the Kurdish enclave of Afrin and repel the Turkish military offensives, according to a Kurdish official. The Syrian army troops w ...

Several MPs Lodge Appeal to Iraq's Federal Court Against Haider al-Abadi

BAS News - 2018-02-18 21:23
ERBIL — Several MPs are trying to lodge an appeal to the Federal Supreme Court of Iraq against PM Haider al-Abadi for mistreating the Kurds to win the votes of Shi'ite Arab citizens. Sherko Jawdat, head of the Kurdistan Regional Parliament's natural reso ...

Turkey hits Kurds with toxic gas, 6 civilians injured – reports

The New Mail - 2018-02-18 00:47
Turkish forces engaged in Operation Olive Branch against Kurdish militias in the northwest of Syria have used gas, Syrian state media SANA reports. At least six civilians have been hospitalized.… The post Turkey hits Kurds with toxic gas, 6 civilians inj ...

IS defeated in Kobani threaten to displace Kurds from their homes

ANHA - 2018-02-17 14:37
The elements of the IS mercenaries who have been defeated in Kobani and who participate beside the Turkish occupation in the aggression against Afrin threatened on Saturday to displace the Kurds in Afrin from their villages and towns during a video broadc ...

Seeking safety, Syrian Kurds pile up in shared flats in Afrin

E-Kurd - 2018-02-14 11:51
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Day and night, the members of seven displaced families file in and out of the single bathroom and kitchen they share in a cramped apartment in the Kurdish town of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). Dozens of families have flood ...

Kurds Call Iraq’s 2018 Budget Bill Unconstitutional

BAS News - 2018-02-13 20:58
ERBIL — The Kurdish factions at the Iraqi parliament stated that the proposed budget bill is unconstitutional. Arez Abdullah, a Kurdish MP at the Iraqi parliament in a press conference on Tuesday said that the Kurdish factions have called on the presiden ...

Syria Kurds say ‘no problem’ if Damascus fights Turkey

E-Kurd - 2018-02-13 18:36
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds said Monday they have “no problem” if the regime in Damascus intervenes on their side to help push back an assault by Turkey in the Kurdish Afrin region in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). Ankara has been waging an offen ...

Contradictions in Russian statements , actions towards Kurds in Syria

ANHA - 2018-02-13 13:58
NEWS DESK- In a clear contradiction between Russian statements and actions towards the Kurds in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that there can be no political settlement of the Syrian crisis without the Kurds, at a time allowing the Tur ...

US Allocates $550 Million for Training Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2018-02-12 21:54
ERBIL — The United States has allocated $300 million in its 2019 defence budget to train and equip the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) which is led by the Syrian Kurdish forces. The budget bill was signed by President Donald Trump earlier on Friday. It wa ...

Turkish Assault on Afrin Rather an International Conspiracy: KCK

BAS News - 2018-02-12 01:53
ERBIL — The United States and Russia bear responsibility in the Turkish crimes carried out against the Syrian Kurds in Afrin, said a top official from the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK). Speaking to ANF, Bese Hozat, the KCK Co-chairperson of Executive ...

Assad Regime Aids Kurds Against Turkey: Report

BAS News - 2018-02-11 22:25
ERBIL — The Syrian government has been helping the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) against the Turkish army and its-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) attacks, according to Reuters. The government shows no sign of doing so, but it is providing ...

PYD: US Ethically Should Stand with Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2018-02-10 21:55
ERBIL — The United States and its anti-Islamic State Coalition ethically should stand with the Syrian Kurds at the face of the Turkish military offensives on Afrin, said a prominent Syrian Kurdish politician. Speaking to EuroNews, Salih Muslim, former Co ...

HRW Sources IS Militants in Reports Against Kurds: MP

BAS News - 2018-02-10 17:44
ERBIL — A Kurdish lawmaker at the Iraqi parliament has criticized the Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports accusing the Kurdish forces of mass killings of Islamic State (IS) militants, saying that the international organisation sources jihadists in their rep ...

Erdogan, The Hitler of The Middle East…

E-Kurd - 2018-02-09 22:31
Professor John Tully | Tasmanian Times The saying that “the Kurds have no friends but the mountains” is based on the bitter experience of almost 100 years of oppression. In the aftermath of World War I, the Kurds found themselves without a state, without ...

2 of ISIS’ Infamous British Fighters Are Captured by Syrian Kurds

The Kurdish Project - 2018-02-09 19:36
The following article was originally published in The New York Times. WASHINGTON — Syrian Kurdish fighters have detained two British men infamous for their role in the Islamic State’s imprisonment, torture and killing of Western hostages, according to Am ...

Last 2 ISIS 'Beatles' captured in Syria

NBC News - 2018-02-09 03:08
Syrian Kurds captured Alexandar Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh on the battlefield in January. An airstrike killed Jihadi John in 2015 and Aine Davis is in prison. ...

Ankara's rejection of Kurdistan referendum unites Iraq and Turkey Kurds

Kurdistan24 - 2018-02-09 00:16
The now imprisoned co-leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas gives an engraving of the city of Diyarbakir to Kurdistan Region's President Masoud Barzani during a visit by his party to Erbil, Kurdistan, Sept 21, ...

Kurds reject Baghdad ploy to divide Kurds with military threats

Kurdistan24 - 2018-02-09 00:16
Iraqi President Fuad Masum (L) meets with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Hero Ibrahim, the wife of late ex-Kurdish Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, Dokan, northwest of Sulaimani. (Photo: AFP/Shwan Mohammed) ...

Baghdad Minister Neglects Kurds Displaced from Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-02-08 15:09
ERBIL — A Kurdish MP strongly criticises the Ministry of Displacement and Migration in Iraq for being negligent in delivering aid to the Kurds displaced by Hashd al-Shaabi in Kirkuk and other disputed Kurdish territories. According to information obtaine ...

Iran: US Working to Split Syria Through Kurds

BAS News - 2018-02-08 13:15
ERBIL — Ali Akbar Velayati, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's top adviser on international affairs, has accused the United States of planning to divide Syria through its Kurdish allies in the country. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Vela ...

Syrian Kurds Retake Village from Ankara-backed Militias near Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-08 02:50
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said on Wednesday its fighters have recaptured Sheikh Khoruz village from Turkish-backed armed groups near Afrin in northwest of Syria. "After fierce clashes, Sheikh Khoruz hill and village are c ...

U.S.-Backed Syrian Fighters Peel Away to Counter Turkey

The Wall Street Journal - 2018-02-07 05:27
Syrian fighters who played a critical role in the collapse of Islamic State have begun leaving that operation to oppose Turkey’s offensive against Kurds along its border with Syria, officials say. ...
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