Anthony Loyd: Burnt boy bears the scars of Kurdish betrayal by the WestTuesday, 27 October, 2020 , 17:35

The Times | Anthony Loyd in Hasakah, Syria | Tuesday October 27 2020

Teenager’s screams still haunt Syria a year after raid that nearly killed him.

Under cloudless desert skies the burnt boy keeps to the shade of his basement home, hiding from the sun. Light and heat antagonise his wounds. He cannot go to school, nor even play with his friends after sunset, as sweat also irritates the scar tissue covering his ravaged body.


Former Kurdish minister, intellectual Shafiq Qazzaz dies of coronavirusSaturday, 24 October, 2020 , 18:00 | 23-10-2020

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Shafiq Qazzaz, intellectual and former government minister, died on Thursday night of the coronavirus. The president of the Kurdistan Region hailed Qazzaz as a man who "spent his entire life at the service of Kurdistan."


Turkey locks up Kurdish mayorsFriday, 16 October, 2020 , 18:51

Of the 65 mayors elected last year on a Kurdish party’s ticket, 59 have been forced out or detained


Turkish Defector Says He Was Ordered to Kill Politician in AustriaTuesday, 13 October, 2020 , 19:01 | By Katrin Bennhold and Carlotta Gall

The testimony by the man, who claimed to be an intelligence agent, offers insight into President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s pursuit of foes and undermines the conviction of a U.S. Consulate employee in Istanbul.


Italian-Kurdish team wins world archaeology award for rare Assyrian carving findThursday, 8 October, 2020 , 18:02

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The discovery of ancient Assyrian rock carvings at a site in Duhok province by an Italian-Kurdish team has won two international awards, an archaeological association announced on Tuesday.


Turkey backs Azerbaijan against Armenia as war looms over the CaucasusMonday, 28 September, 2020 , 17:16 | By Amberin Zaman

Armenia and Azerbaijan are once again fighting over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh in a conflict that could draw in Russia and Turkey.


Turkey orders dozens arrested, including members of pro-Kurdish party, over deadly 2014 protestsFriday, 25 September, 2020 , 16:57 | By Kareem Fahim

ISTANBUL — Turkish authorities said Friday that they have issued arrest warrants for 82 people, including current and former officials of the country's pro-Kurdish opposition party, on charges stemming from deadly riots in Turkey in 2014 over the war in Syria, a Turkish prosecutor's statement said.


‘White Australia’ Policy Lives On in Immigrant DetentionSunday, 20 September, 2020 , 16:40 | By Behrouz Boochani

The government’s abuse of refugees in offshore facilities on Nauru and Papua New Guinea has its roots in the country’s racist, colonial history.


UN points finger at Turkey over rights abuses in SyriaTuesday, 15 September, 2020 , 18:01 | Amberin Zaman

A biannual report by the United Nations Human Rights Council shows Turkish-backed groups inflicting multiple human rights abuses.


 Political prisoner says Turkey let down by European rights court Tuesday, 15 September, 2020 , 14:54

Selahattin Demirtas has been behind bars for four years despite European rulings against his detention