World should take care of Kurds' future: Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister on Tuesday said Israel had "great sympathy" for Kurdish aspirations.

Oct 25, 2017, 00:46 AM IST

Jewish teacher felt teen wanted to `decapitate` him in France attack

A Jewish teacher stabbed by a 15-year-old in the southern French city of Marseille believes the teen, an ethnic Kurd, wanted to decapitate him, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Jan 12, 2016, 16:30 PM IST

Syria Kurds cut key supply road to IS-held Raqa: Commander

 Syrian Kurdish forces on Monday cut a vital supply road linking the flashpoint border town of Tal Abyad to the Islamic State group`s bastion of Raqa, a Kurdish commander told AFP. 

Jun 15, 2015, 21:04 PM IST

Bang and bling for Kurdish pop diva`s anti-IS anthem

 High heels, fatigues and gold rifle-shaped rings -- singer Helly Luv`s blend of bang and bling has made her the most popular cheerleader for the Iraqi Kurds` war against jihadists.

Jun 13, 2015, 14:56 PM IST

Turkey's Erdogan, Kurdish leader in war of words after bombing

Turkey`s Kurdish-rooted opposition party, which could scupper Tayyip Erdogan`s ambitions for sweeping new powers, accused the President on Saturday of a lack of respect for supporters killed in a bomb attack in an election rally and demanded he apologise.

Jun 06, 2015, 22:23 PM IST

Iraq transfers $500 mn to Kurds in budget deal

The Iraqi government transferred USD 500 million to the autonomous Kurdish region on Wednesday as part of a deal aimed at ending long-running oil and budget disputes, the finance minister said.

Nov 19, 2014, 17:37 PM IST

Syrian Kurds give women equal rights, snubbing jihadists

The local government in a majority Kurdish area of Syria has passed a decree granting women equal rights in what a monitoring group called "an affront" to discriminatory jihadist moves.

Nov 10, 2014, 02:16 AM IST

US pounds IS in Kobane after first talks with Syria Kurds

 US-led warplanes pummelled jihadists attacking the Syrian town of Kobane on Friday as the Pentagon said there was no imminent threat to Baghdad despite a wave of deadly bombings.

Oct 17, 2014, 13:05 PM IST

Turkey will do `whatever it can` to prevent Kobane fall: PM Davutoglu

Turkey will do whatever it can to prevent the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane falling to jihadists, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said after the Turkish Parliament gave the green light for military action.

Oct 03, 2014, 14:23 PM IST

Turkey deports 10 foreigners who wanted to join IS

Turkish authorities have arrested 10 foreigners, near the Syrian border, suspected of wanting to join the Islamic State (IS) and deported them to their countries of origin, the daily Hurriyet reported.

Sep 27, 2014, 10:39 AM IST

Turkey struggles with spillover as Syrian Kurds battle ISIS

Syrian Kurds battled to defend a key border town from an Islamic State advance on Monday as Kurdish youths from neighbouring Turkey rushed to their aid, heightening the pressure on Ankara to act against the Islamist insurgents.

Sep 23, 2014, 04:12 AM IST

Thousands of Syrian Kurds flee from ISIS militants into Turkey

Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds flooded into Turkey on Saturday, fleeing an onslaught by the jihadist Islamic State group that prompted an appeal for international intervention.

Sep 21, 2014, 05:18 AM IST

Syrian Kurds plead for help to repel Islamic State advance

Syrian Kurdish fighters have appealed to other Kurdish parties in the region for military aid to repel an advance by Islamic State fighters in northern Syria near the Turkish border, a Kurdish military official said on Thursday.

Sep 18, 2014, 15:01 PM IST

Kurdish protester killed in clashes with Turkish forces

A Kurdish protester was shot dead and two others wounded today during violent clashes with the Turkish security forces in southeast Turkey.

Aug 19, 2014, 15:02 PM IST

Iraqi Kurds, US air strikes hit IS positions

Kurdish fighters, backed by Iraqi forces and a new wave of US air strikes, have pressed their offensive against jihadist rebels as President Barack Obama urged a joint counterterrorism effort.

Aug 19, 2014, 10:24 AM IST

Obama hails recapturing of Iraq`s Mosul Dam

US President Barack Obama has said the recapturing of the strategic Mosul dam in Northern Iraq by Iraqi and Kurdish forces, backed by the US air-strikes, is a major step forward in the fight against the Sunni militant group.

Aug 19, 2014, 09:56 AM IST

Long flight from Sunni militants leads Iraqi Turkmens to Baghdad

Iraq`s third largest ethnic group after Arabs and Kurds, they include both Sunnis and Shi`ites and have a history of being targeted in previous conflicts. 

Aug 16, 2014, 01:53 AM IST

Britain would ``favourably consider`` supplying Kurds with arms: Report

Britain would "favourably consider" a request for arms from the Kurds to help them battle Sunni militants who have seized much of Iraq, the BBC reported.

Aug 15, 2014, 14:23 PM IST

US strikes spur Kurd fightback against Iraq jihadists

Iraq`s Kurdish peshmerga, buoyed by US air strikes, reclaimed two towns from jihadist fighters on Sunday, while Western powers ramped up efforts to save displaced civilians stranded on a mountain.

Aug 11, 2014, 01:10 AM IST

Egypt`s Sisi says independence for Iraq`s Kurds would be ``catastrophic``

Egypt`s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday a referendum on the independence of Iraq`s Kurdish region would lead to a "catastrophic" break up of the country.

Jul 07, 2014, 00:52 AM IST