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US, Turkey to begin patrols around northern Syrian town to settle dispute

Ankara and Washington agreed on a roadmap in June amid Turkish demands for the withdrawal of the US-backed Kurdish militia that freed Manbij from the Islamic State group in 2016.

published on : 1st November 2018

Syrian Kurds say they cannot hold foreign Islamic State fighters indefinitely

They are now reportedly fighting to take the last few villages Islamic State holds along the Euphrates River in Syria, close to the border with Iraq, and has detained more foreign fighters.

published on : 21st September 2018

Medal known as 'Nobel for mathematics' stolen minutes after awarded to Kurdish refugee

The Fields medal recognizes the outstanding mathematical achievements of candidates who were under 40 years old at the start of the year.

published on : 2nd August 2018

Rights groups condemn UK's stance on US death penalty for two ISIS recruits

Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, from west London, are believed to be two terror suspects out of a foursome that had joined the terrorist network after being radicalised in the UK.

published on : 23rd July 2018

Syria roadside bomb kills one near coalition base: Monitor

Kurdish fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-Arab alliance backed by the US-led coalition, are also stationed at the base.

published on : 4th June 2018

Turkey says three soldiers killed in Iraq clashes with Kurdish rebels

Turkish warplanes have often bombed PKK hideouts in the mountainous northern Iraq while the security forces have sporadically launched cross-border incursions in pursuit of rebel fighters.

published on : 31st May 2018

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad threatens force against US-backed Kurds

Assad also said that a confrontation between Russia and US forces over Syria was narrowly avoided.

published on : 31st May 2018

Turkey to relocate ballot boxes; Kurd party cries foul

Polling stations were being moved from villages where the party has a strong backing to nearby villages with more support for President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party, they alleged.

published on : 28th May 2018

Turkey pro-Kurdish party says jailed ex-leader Selahattin Demirtas to run for president

The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) had agreed Demirtas as its candidate and his campaign would be launched in simultaneous rallies in Istanbul and the majority Kurdish city of Diyarbakir. 

published on : 2nd May 2018

Syria war: All you need to know about the seven years of conflict

The conflict has left more than 350,000 people dead, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

published on : 14th April 2018

Turkey state media says US 'setting up bases in Syria's Manbij'

Turkey's state-run news agency said the United States is setting up two military bases and has increased its presence in the Manbij region of northern Syria.

published on : 3rd April 2018

Six Turkish security forces killed in Kurdish militant attack

The PKK has been waging an insurgency in the southeast since 1984 and is proscribed as a terror organisation by Ankara and its Western allies.

published on : 30th March 2018

Turkey rejects France offer for mediation with Kurdish militia

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said he hoped "a dialogue" could be established between the two sides with help from Paris and the international community.

published on : 30th March 2018

France President Emmanuel Macron meets with Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters

The French leader reaffirmed the priority of this battle against "the terrorist threat" and assured the SDF of France's support, in particular in stabilising the security zone in northeast Syria.

published on : 30th March 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sharply criticises Turkish offensive in Afrin

Turkey considers the YPG "terrorists" allied with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) which has waged a three-decade insurgency inside Turkey.

published on : 21st March 2018
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