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In Iraqi Kurdish city, women gain power without parity


Thursday, 21 October, 2021 , 02:22 AFP In the Kurdish city of Halabja in northeastern Iraq, municipal director Kwestan Faraj recalls the day when being a woman saved her life.

Syria Kurds hand over three children to Britain


Tuesday, 19 October, 2021 , 14:56 AFP Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria have handed over three British children who had been living in a camp housing the families of suspected Islamic State group jihadists, a senior official said Tuesday.

French police cause misery for migrants in Calais: HRW


Thursday, 7 October, 2021 , 10:11 AFP French police are inflicting misery on migrants in the northern port of Calais, routinely tearing down their tents and forcing them to wander the streets as part of a deterrence policy, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report Thursday.

Syrian hospitals hit hard as Covid-19 cases spike


Friday, 1 October, 2021 , 11:25 AFP Covid-19 cases have soared to critical levels across Syria in recent weeks, officials told AFP on Friday, with health facilities reaching maximum capacity and unable to cope.

Iraq-Kurd forum pushes Israel normalisation, Baghdad condemns


Saturday, 25 September, 2021 , 15:42 AFP More than 300 Iraqis, including tribal leaders, called for a normalisation of ties with Israel at a conference in autonomous Kurdistan organised by a US think-tank, drawing a chorus of condemnation Saturday from Baghdad.

Iraq-Kurd forum pushes Israel normalisation, Baghdad condemns


Saturday, 25 September, 2021 , 12:44 AFP More than 300 Iraqis, including tribal leaders, called for a normalisation of ties with Israel at a conference in autonomous Kurdistan organised by a US think-tank, drawing a chorus of condemnation Saturday from Baghdad.

Iraqi Kurdistan conference pushes Baghdad-Israel normalisation


Saturday, 25 September, 2021 , 09:39 AFP More than 300 Iraqis, including tribal leaders, attended a conference in autonomous Kurdistan organised by a US think-tank demanding a normalisation of relations between Baghdad and Israel, organisers said Saturday.

Iraqi Kurdistan conference pushes Baghdad-Israel normalisation


Saturday, 25 September, 2021 , 07:27 AFP More than 300 Iraqis, including tribal leaders, attended a conference in autonomous Kurdistan organised by a US think-tank demanding a normalisation of relations between Baghdad and Israel, organisers said Saturday.

'Armed drone' attack on Arbil airport, Iraq: Kurdish security forces


Saturday, 11 September, 2021 , 21:37 AFP

'Desert': drying Euphrates threatens disaster in Syria


Monday, 30 August, 2021 , 02:09 AFP Syria's longest river used to flow by his olive grove, but today Khaled al-Khamees says it has receded into the distance, parching his trees and leaving his family with hardly a drop to drink.