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Donald Trump approves plan to arm Syrian Kurds

US President Donald Trump has approved a plan to arm Syrian Kurds, a key force in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

Iraqi Kurds call deadly Turkish strike `unacceptable`

Iraq`s autonomous Kurdistan region on Tuesday said Turkish air strikes in which six of its security forces were killed overnight were "unacceptable".

Suspect killed in attempted attack on Turkish police station

A man suspected of trying to force his way into a Turkish police station in a city near the Syrian border was shot dead today as his accomplices fled, Turkish media reported.

Five Pakistani nationals reportedly abducted in Turkey for ransom

Around five Pakistani nationals have been reportedly kidnapped for ransom by suspected Kurd miscreants near Turkey border.The victims, hailing from Gujranwala and Wazirabad, were travelling to Europe, when they were intercepted and abducted by suspected Kurd miscreants, reports the Dawn.

In Iraq, Hollande hopes for ''year of victory against terrorism''

President Francois Hollande flew into Iraq on Monday and told French troops stationed there he was hoping for "a year of victory against terrorism".

Turkey dismisses close to 15,000 more in post-coup probe

Turkey on Tuesday dismissed close to 15,000 more civil servants, military officials, police and others and shut down more than 500 institutions and news outlets in investigations over a failed coup in July, authorities said in two official decrees.

Iraqi army, Kurds collaborating well in Mosul battle: US

The US Defense Department on Wednesday said the coordination between Iraqi government and Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the battle to free Mosul city of Iraq from the Islamic State (IS) is very good.

US lauds fragile respite between Turkey, Kurdish fighters in Syria

The United States welcomed an apparent pause in fighting between Turkish-backed forces and Kurdish militia fighters in Syria on Tuesday, both of them members of the coalition fighting Islamic State, but it was far from clear that any truce would hold.

Turkey kills 35 militants after they try to storm base: Officials

Turkey kills 35 militants after they try to storm base: Officials

Turkey's military killed 35 militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party after they attempted to storm a base in the southeastern Hakkari province early on Saturday, military officials said.

Turkey carries out air strikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq - NTV

Turkey carries out air strikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq - NTV

"Turkey`s military carried out air strikes against members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, killing 20 militants", broadcaster NTV said on Wednesday.

Turkey offers US joint Syria operation -- without the Kurds

"The subject we are discussing with the Americans is the closure of the Manbij pocket as soon as possible... and the opening of a second front."

Car bomb wounds several at gendarmes base in Turkey - official

A vehicle laden with explosives rammed into a gendarmes` base in Turkey`s mainly Kurdish southeast on Monday, wounding several people, a security source said.

Key players in Syria`s multi-front war

Syria`s war has in five years spiralled into a complex, multi-front conflict, with regime forces, rebels, Kurds and jihadists carving out zones of control as world powers conduct air campaigns.

Turkey rolls back curfew in mainly Kurdish town

Turkey is rolling back a 24-hour curfew imposed on the mainly Kurdish town of Cizre nearly three weeks after declaring the successful conclusion of military operations there.

Kurdish special forces rescue teenage Swedish girl from Islamic State

Kurdish special forces rescue teenage Swedish girl from Islamic State

A teenage Swedish girl being held by Islamic State militants in Iraq was rescued in a raid by Kurdish special forces last week, the autonomous region`s security council said in a statement on Tuesday.

Syria conflict takes Kurds towards autonomy

Syria conflict takes Kurds towards autonomy

Kurdish forces have seized on the collapse of rebels in the northern province of Aleppo.

Turkish soldiers clash with Kurdish militants crossing from Syria

 One Turkish soldier was killed and another wounded when security forces clashed with Kurdish militants crossing over from Syria, the army said on Wednesday, hours after Ankara summoned the US ambassador over Washington`s support for Syrian Kurds.

Amnesty says Kurds conduct campaign to uproot Arabs in north Iraq

Kurdish forces have bulldozed, blown up and burned down thousands of Arab homes across northern Iraq in what may constitute a war crime, human rights watchdog Amnesty International said in a report published on Wednesday. 

Five police killed by Kurdish militants in Turkey`s southeast

Five Turkish police officers were killed in two bomb attacks by Kurdish militants in the country`s southeast overnight, Turkish security sources said Wednesday.

Chevron buys Reliance's 80% stake in two blocks in Kurdistan

US oil behemoth Chevron Corp on Thursday said it has bought Reliance Industries' 80 percent stake in two oil blocks in Kurdistan region of Iraq for an undisclosed amount.