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Syria pro-government forces enter Afrin to aid Kurds against Turkey

Syria pro-government forces enter Afrin to aid Kurds against Turkey

Pro-Syrian government forces entered Syria`s northwestern Afrin region on Tuesday to help a Kurdish militia there fend off a Turkish assault.

Feb 21, 2018, 00:41 AM IST
Erdogan says Turkey will 'clean' entire Syrian border

Erdogan says Turkey will 'clean' entire Syrian border

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey will "clean" its entire border with Syria.

Jan 29, 2018, 00:41 AM IST
Turkey air strikes hit Syria's Afrin province in push to secure borders

Turkey air strikes hit Syria's Afrin province in push to secure borders

Turkish warplanes struck positions of a US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria`s Afrin province on Saturday.

Jan 20, 2018, 23:11 PM IST
Iran re-opens border crossings with Iraqi Kurdistan region

Iran re-opens border crossings with Iraqi Kurdistan region

Iran re-opened two crossings with the Iraqi Kurdistan region on Tuesday that it had closed after a referendum in favour of independence in the Kurdish area, Iran`s semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

Jan 02, 2018, 12:06 PM IST
Netanyahu accuses Turkish President Erdogan of helping 'terrorists'

Netanyahu accuses Turkish President Erdogan of helping 'terrorists'

Benjamin Netanyahu hit back at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday after he labelled Israel a "state that kills children".

Dec 11, 2017, 00:55 AM IST
Iraqi PM declares 'end of war against ISIS' in Iraq

Iraqi PM declares 'end of war against ISIS' in Iraq

PM Haider al-Abadi on Saturday declared victory in a three-year war by Iraqi forces to expel the Islamic State jihadist group.

Dec 09, 2017, 18:50 PM IST
Car bomb hits Iraqi Kurdish area, causing deaths: Official

Car bomb hits Iraqi Kurdish area, causing deaths: Official

A car bomb Wednesday caused deaths in a Kurdish area of Iraq`s northern Nineveh province, home to Kurds from Turkey who moved there three decades ago, a party official said.

Dec 07, 2017, 00:15 AM IST

Iraq top court declares Kurd referendum unconstitutional

Iraq's supreme court on Monday declared that referendum on independence in the autonomous Kurdish areas in the north was unconstitutional.

Nov 20, 2017, 16:26 PM IST

Policeman, PKK militant killed in southeast Turkey: Governor's office

A policeman and a militant from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) were killed in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir on Friday, the local governor`s office said.

Nov 03, 2017, 12:36 PM IST

Iraq forces push into `last den` of ISIS in country

Iraqi forces on Thursday thrust into the last area controlled by the Islamic State group in the country.

Oct 26, 2017, 20:28 PM IST

US relations damaged by Washington's links to Kurdish militias: Turkey

Turkey's Prime Minister on Friday said the obvious links between the US-backed Kurdish People`s Protection Units (YPG) and the founder of the Kurdistan Workers` Party (PKK), is the cause of great damage to his country`s relationship with Washington.

Oct 21, 2017, 09:29 AM IST
Syria's SDF: US-backed alliance who captured IS-held Raqa

Syria's SDF: US-backed alliance who captured IS-held Raqa

On October 17, SDF spokesman Talal Sello told AFP the US-backed fighters finally had "taken full control of Raqa" from IS.

Oct 17, 2017, 17:33 PM IST
Big `yes` vote expected for Iraqi Kurd independence

Big `yes` vote expected for Iraqi Kurd independence

Iraq`s Kurds were Tuesday expecting the announcement of a big 'yes' vote for independence.

Sep 26, 2017, 23:41 PM IST

Curfew declared in Kirkuk as Kurds celebrate independence vote

Authorities in Kirkuk declared a curfew an hour and a half before polls closed in a Kurdish independence referendum on Monday as jubilant Kurds celebrated a vote that has raised fears of a new outburst of ethnic conflict.

Sep 26, 2017, 06:55 AM IST
Turnout high as Iraqi Kurds defy threats to hold independence vote

Turnout high as Iraqi Kurds defy threats to hold independence vote

Kurds voted in large numbers in an independence referendum in northern Iraq on Monday.

Sep 25, 2017, 23:55 PM IST

Suicide bomber kills four in Kurdish-held Syrian northeast

A suicide car bomber killed four people at a checkpoint in a Kurdish-controlled area of northeastern Syria on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Jul 18, 2017, 15:56 PM IST

Iraqi forces launch operation to seize last Islamic State enclave in Mosul

Iraqi armed forces launched an operation on Saturday to capture the last Islamic State-held enclave in Mosul, according to a military statement.

May 27, 2017, 21:45 PM IST
United States plan to arm Kurdish militia casts shadow over Trump-Erdogan talks

United States plan to arm Kurdish militia casts shadow over Trump-Erdogan talks

Angered by a U.S. decision to arm Kurdish YPG fighters in Syria, Turkey`s President Tayyip Erdogan heads to Washington this week for talks with Donald Trump seeking either to change the president`s mind or to "sort things out ourselves".

May 15, 2017, 19:10 PM IST
White House approves arms for Kurds fighting ISIS in Syria

White House approves arms for Kurds fighting ISIS in Syria

Despite fierce opposition from NATO ally Turkey, the White House has approved supplying arms to Kurdish YPG fighters to support an operation to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday.

May 10, 2017, 00:31 AM IST

Kurdish voters stabbed outside Turkish consulate in Brussels

Protests erupted after Turkish government supporters on Thursday allegedly attacked and injured three Kurds going to vote in Turkey`s constitutional referendum at its consulate in Brussels, local media reported.

Mar 31, 2017, 00:17 AM IST