Kurdish

September 27, 2017
September 27, 2017

Pressure piled on Iraqi Kurds to reverse overwhelming independence vote

Baghdad have piled pressure on Iraq’s Kurds , demanding they cancel their overwhelming vote for independence while parliament urged the Iraqi central government to send troops to take control of vital oil fields held by Kurdish forces.

May 5, 2016
May 5, 2016

US Navy Seal killed in Iraq

A US Navy Seal who was advising Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq has been killed by Islamic State (IS) militants, US defence officials say.

March 17, 2016
March 17, 2016

Kurdish group claims deadly Ankara attack

The Kurdish militant group TAK says it carried out Sunday's deadly attack in the Turkish capital, Ankara in revenge for 'military operations in the mainly Kurdish south-east'.

August 15, 2015
August 15, 2015

IS leader Baghdadi 'raped American aid worker'

Kayla Mueller, who was killed in February while held hostage by Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, was sexually abused by the group's top leader.

June 9, 2015
June 9, 2015

A surprise Kurdish win

An unexpected victory by the Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in the Turkish elections; in fact, the HDP leadership itself seems somewhat taken aback by this surprising turn of events.

May 3, 2015
May 3, 2015

IS 'kills 300 Yazidi captive'

Several hundred Yazidi captives are killed in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants west of Mosul, Yazidi and Iraqi officials say. A statement from the Yazidi Progress Party said 300 captives were killed on Friday in Tal Afar near the city.