Recent News Headlines : Syrian Kurdish Groups

BAGHDAD IMPOSES INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT BAN ON IRAQI KURDISTAN AFTER REFERENDUM


The Kurds say the referendum acknowledges their contribution in confronting Islamic State after it overwhelmed the Iraqi army... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 13

KURDISH PROTESTERS ATTACK IRAQI EMBASSY IN LONDON (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)


The Iraqi PM earlier said the operation was aimed at protecting the unity of Iraq following Kurdistan's independence vote... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 158

ONLY BRITISH WOMAN FIGHTING ISIS IN SYRIA SAYS SHE CAN NEVER RETURN HOME


Kimmie Taylor sits at the top of an open concrete staircase gazing at the sun as it sets over Isis-held Raqqa city, cigarette between her fingers... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 2508

IRAQI FORCES MOVE INTO CENTRE OF KIRKUK


Iraqi government forces enter disputed city of Kirkuk, residents say, weeks after Kurdish independence referendum... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1571

IRAQI FORCES DRIVE KURDS FROM DISPUTED AREAS NEAR KIRKUK


Iraq's Interior Ministry said in a brief statement that federal forces have taken control of a power plant, a police station and industrial areas near Kirkuk... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 233

IRAQI KURDS SAY FEDERAL FORCES ATTACK NEAR DISPUTED KIRKUK


Iran closed its three official crossings with the Kurdish region Sunday, Kurdish media reported... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 623

KURD FIGHTERS IN IRAQ BRIEFLY BLOCK ROADS TO MOSUL


Move comes after Kurdish authorities said they feared Iraqi forces were preparing to launch an assault on the region... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 40

IRAQ'S VICE PRESIDENT WARNS OF CIVIL WAR THREAT AMID KIRKUK TENSIONS


Iraq's prime minister Haidar al-Abadi demanded the Kurdish self-government annul the results and called for joint administration over Kirkuk... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 0

ERDOGAN, ROUHANI UNITED IN OPPOSITION TO KURDISH STATE


In the last week following the Kurdish referendum, Turkey has held joint military exercises with Iraq... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 6702

KURDISH SECESSION TOPS ERDOGAN'S AGENDA IN IRAN VISIT


In the last week following the Kurdish referendum, Turkey has held joint military exercises with Iraq... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 3967

CAPTURED ISIS FIGHTERS REFRAIN I WAS ONLY A COOK


Among thousands of civilians fleeing to Kirkuk after an Iraqi offensive are hundreds of Islamic State fighters. Many claim they were noncombatants... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 2336

KURDS' VOTE A STEP TOWARDS MIDEAST PARTITION


Hassan Nasrallah described Kurdish referendum last week as part of an American-Israeli plot to carve up the Middle East... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 2889

US DOES NOT RECOGNIZE KURDISTAN INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM


The United States does not recognize the Kurdistan Regional Government's unilateral referendum held on Monday, he said in a statement... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 0

IRAN AND IRAQ TO HOLD JOINT BORDER DRILLS


The Iranian and Iraqi armies will hold joint drills at several crossings on Iran's border with the autonomous Iraqi region of Kurdistan, according to officials... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 5133

IRAN BANS CRUDE TRANSPORTATION FROM IRAQ'S KURDISTAN


Iran has already closed its airspace to the flight commuting between Iraqi Kurdistan region and the country... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 0

US DOES NOT RECOGNIZE KURDISTAN INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM


The United States does not recognize the Kurdistan Regional Government's unilateral referendum held on Monday, he said in a statement... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 0

IRAQI FORCES TO TAKE CONTROL OF KURDISH REGIONAL BORDERS


Iran on Friday announced a ban on oil imports and exports with the Iraqi Kurdish region, the state news agency announced... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 0

IRAQI BAN ON FLIGHTS TO KURDISH CITIES BEGINS FRIDAY


Iraq's Transport Ministry ordered international airlines to halt service to Erbil, the Kurdish regional capital, and Sulaimaniyah, its second city... READ MORE

29th September, 2017 1902

AUSTRALIAN JIHADIST PRAKASH, ON TRIAL IN TURKEY, 'REGRETS JOINING IS'


Neil Prakash, who was detained one year ago inside Turkey close to the Syrian border, is jailed in the Gaziantep region of southern Turkey... READ MORE

29th September, 2017 21

KURDS REJECT POST-VOTE IRAQ MOVES AS 'COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT'


They also called for the closure of border posts with Turkey and Iran that are outside central government control... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 3

IRAQI KURDS VOTE OVERWHELMINGLY IN FAVOUR OF INDEPENDENCCE


Leaders in the northern Iraqi region have been urged to 'cancel' the result and instead engage in talks with Baghdad 'in the framework of the constitution'... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 252

IRAQ ESCALATES DISPUTE WITH KURDS THREATENING MILITARY ACTION


All three countries have been conducting military exercises near the border of Iraqi Kurdistan this week... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 2537

OPPOSED ON MANY FRONTS, IRAQ'S KURDS CLAIM VICTORY IN INDEPENDENCE VOTE, DRAW BAGHDAD WARNING


Erdogan said, however, that he hopes the Iraqi Kurdish leadership will abandon aims of creating a separate state and not force Turkey into enforcing sanctions... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 7

HOW IS THE KURDISH INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM DIFFERENT FROM CATALONIA'S?


Iraqi Kurdistan has a number of rights that the Catalans do not have as it has its own army of Peshmerga fighters... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 287

KURDISH REFERENDUM: SHOULD THE EU FEAR INDEPENDENCE?


Why should the European Union be worried about independence for Iraq's Kurdish region? Speak to Kurds, and many say it should not be. Ebubekir Isik,... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 67

TURKEY CONDEMNS KURDISH INDEPENDENCE VOTE AS WESTERN OPPOSITION SOFTENS


Iraq's Kurdish region also borders Syria and Iran, but Turkey is the main commercial lifeline to international markets... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 792

ERDOGAN: KURDISH VOTE RISKS 'ETHNIC AND SECTARIAN WAR'


People in the cities of Sanandaj, Baneh and Saghez of Kurdistan province held peaceful gatherings congratulating their Iraqi fellow Kurdish-speaking people, broadcaster IRIB reported... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 3583

ERDOGAN CRANKS UP WARNINGS AFTER IRAQI KURDISH INDEPENDENCE VOTE


Away from the calm in the streets, at least one witness reported seeing Iraqi and Turkish troops holding military exercises in southeastern Turkey... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 80

IRAN'S LEADERS OPPOSED KURDISH INDEPENDENCE VOTE IN IRAQ. IRAN'S KURDS CELEBRATED ON THE STREETS.


There, thousands of Iranian Kurds, jubilant for their Iraqi kin, staged demonstrations in support of the vote... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 1100

TURKEY WARNS IRAQ KURDS IT CAN 'CLOSE THE VALVES' ON OIL EXPORTS


Iraq's Kurdish region could hold 45 billion barrels of crude reserves, more than OPEC member Nigeria, according to KRG data... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 123

Trending News Headlines : Syrian Kurdish Groups

YAZIDIS WHO SUFFERED GENOCIDE ARE FLEEING AGAIN, BUT THIS TIME NOT FROM THE ISLAMIC STATE


Yazidis who suffered genocide are fleeing again, but this time not from the Islamic State... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 7900

KURDISH WOMEN FIGHTERS BATTLE ISLAMIC STATE WITH MACHINEGUNS AND SONGS


On Thursday afternoon, women fighters were lined up on a dirt berm, their weapons pointed at the frontline with Islamic State about 700 meters away... READ MORE

4th November, 2016 7236

ERDOGAN WARNS OF ARMED ACTION OVER IRAQI KURDISTAN VOTE


Iraqi Kurdish oil is exported through Turkey and its southern Ceyhan port, a key economic lifeline for the region... READ MORE

25th September, 2017 5492

ISIL 'DRIVEN OUT' FROM TURKEY-SYRIA BORDER


After crossing the border on August 24, Turkish-backed Syrian rebels captured the border town of Jarablus from ISIL in 14 hours... READ MORE

5th September, 2016 5420

TURKEY EXTENDS TROOPS' DEPLOYMENT IN IRAQ AND SYRIA


OPINION Regional implications of the Kurdish independence vote Earlier on Saturday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim blasted the referendum as adventurism that puts Turkey at risk... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 4721

ANIMAL THERAPY COMFORTS TRAUMATISED IRAQI CHILDREN


Animals can help the children psychologically various research has shown this, and it is certainly applicable to children affected by the wars in Iraq and Syria... READ MORE

14th September, 2016 3429

FORMER BRITISH SOLDIER HELD IN TURKEY OVER 'PRO-KURDISH PROPAGANDA'


Joe Robinson arrested on holiday in Turkey accused of posting photos on Facebook wearing Kurdish militia uniform... READ MORE

29th July, 2017 3067

ISRAELI WARPLANES LAUNCH 2 ROCKETS ACROSS SYRIAN BORDER THAT STRIKE NEAR DAMASCUS


Israeli warplanes launch 2 rockets across Syrian border that strike near Damascus -- RT News... READ MORE

30th November, 2016 2269

RUSSIA SAYS IT WILL START TRACKING U.S. PLANES AFTER DOWNING OF SYRIAN JET


Sunday's action was the first time an U.S. plane shot down a Syrian aircraft... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 2170

IRAN HALTS IRAQI KURDISTAN FLIGHTS AHEAD OF REFERENDUM


Abdel Hamid said that despite the air blockade, the land border between Iran and Iraq's Kurdish region remains open... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 2063

RUSSIA TO SEND AIRCRAFT CARRIER TO SYRIA


Came in the wake of surging violence, including the deadly bombing of a Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid convoy on Monday night... READ MORE

21st September, 2016 1986

BARZANI TO KURDS: VOTE IN REFERENDUM TO SECURE FUTURE


Kurdish regional president vows talks after referendum, but Baghdad says it will not accept disintegration of Iraq... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 1789

IRAQI GOVERNMENT REJECTS KURDISH MOVE FOR INDEPENDENCE


The disputed areas include swaths of northern territory that are claimed by both Kurdish Iraq and Baghdad, including the key oil-rich province of Kirkuk... READ MORE

9th June, 2017 1763

'CREW HELD' IN SYRIA HELICOPTER CRASH


In February, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denied that his forces used barrel bombs... READ MORE

22nd March, 2015 1689

KURDS SEE CHANCE TO ADVANCE THEIR CAUSE IN RUINS OF ISLAMIC STATE


Across the border in Raqqa, with five of its neighbourhoods under their control, Kurdish forces are contemplating what comes next for them and their cause... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 1529

EVACUATION OF HOMS' AL WAER ENCLAVE RESUMES


But the opposition describes them as a tactic of forcibly displacing people who oppose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after years of bombardment and siege... READ MORE

8th April, 2017 1501

IRAQI WOMAN BATTLES ISIL, ONE STITCH AT A TIME


Former journalist starts business to meet rising demand for military uniforms for Kurdish soldiers in northern Iraq... READ MORE

5th September, 2016 1471

KURDISH INDEPENDENCE WOULD BE A WIN FOR AMERICA


Turkey, Iran and the Shia-dominated government of Iraq have a common interest in repressing Kurdish hopes for independence... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 1412

AIR STRIKES KILL CIVILIANS FLEEING SYRIA'S RAQQA


Elsewhere in Syria, government air strikes have hit the town of al-Houla in Homs province, and killed at least six civilians, the Observatory reported... READ MORE

25th April, 2017 1400

A SYRIAN AND HIS AMERICAN WIFE ARE STUCK IN IRAQ BECAUSE OF TRUMP'S BAN


IRBIL, Iraq -- Wael Resol, 30, is an interpreter for journalists in this Kurdish area of northern Iraq... READ MORE

29th January, 2017 1219

IRAQ PARLIAMENT VOTES TO OUST KIRKUK GOVERNOR


READ MORE Kirkuk votes to take part in Kurdish independence poll Ownership of Kirkuk has long been disputed between Iraq and the Kurdish authorities... READ MORE

14th September, 2017 1120

REVENGE FOR SINJAR: SYRIAN KURDS FREE ISLAMIC STATE SLAVES


They have dubbed the operation revenge for the women of Sinjar, the homeland of Iraq's ancient Yazidi minority which Islamic State overran in the summer of 2014... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 1012

A BABY NAMED TRUMP AND ADMIRATION FOR A NEW U.S. PRESIDENT IN NORTHERN IRAQ


What I like most and admire about Donald Trump is that he's a confident man and a successful businessman... READ MORE

21st January, 2017 999

'LEFT-OF-LAUNCH' ATTACKS MAY BE BRINGING NORTH KOREAN MISSILES DOWN


Community leaders, police and local Kurdish people gathered at the scene in Shrublands Avenue on Wednesday... READ MORE

6th April, 2017 958

SUSPECTED ALEPPO CHLORINE ATTACK CHOKES DOZENS, RESCUE WORKERS, MONITORS SAY


The Syrian government has denied previous accusations it used chemical weapons during the five-year-old civil war... READ MORE

6th September, 2016 954

US TO BALKANIZE SYRIA UNDER KURDISH PRETEXT


The latest group to gain the full support of the US on the ground in Syria is the Syrian Kurdish YPG forces People's Protection Units ... READ MORE

3rd April, 2017 919

GOVERNMENT FORCES TARGET REBELS IN SYRIAN CITIES


The Syrian government has launched attacks on rebel-held areas around several cities, including Homs and Damascus suburb, according to opposition activists and a monitor... READ MORE

27th February, 2017 778

CAR BOMB KILLS AT LEAST 20 NEAR REBEL-CONTROLLED SYRIA-TURKEY BORDER CROSSING


The Syrian government condemned the operation as a breach of sovereignty and an outright invasion, while Ankara insisted that Syrian territorial integrity remains essential for Turkey... READ MORE

14th October, 2016 635

KURDS IN IRAQ VOTE IN HISTORIC INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM


Members of a Kurdish peshmerga battalion show their ink-stained fingers after casting their vote Monday in Irbil, Iraq... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 603

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. DELIVERS AMMUNITION TO SYRIAN ARAB FIGHTERS BATTLING ISLAMIC STATE


The United States has also announced it would send dozens of U.S... READ MORE

16th November, 2015 545


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