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Syria Kurdish-led force launches new anti-IS campaign


Friday, 5 June, 2020 , 10:52 AFP US-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria announced Friday a fresh campaign to hunt down remnants of the Islamic State group near the Iraqi border following a recent uptick in attacks.

Iran Guards kill 2 'terrorists' in clash near Iraq border


Wednesday, 20 May, 2020 , 07:29 AFP Iran's Revolutionary Guards killed two "counter-revolutionary terrorists" in a clash in the western province of Kurdistan, state television's website reported on Wednesday.

Turkey detains five more pro-Kurdish mayors


Friday, 15 May, 2020 , 09:51 AFP Five more mayors from Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party were detained on suspicion of links with militants and replaced by government-appointed trustees, the interior ministry said on Friday.

Turkey accuses Kurdish militants of killing two civilians


Thursday, 14 May, 2020 , 19:04 AFP Turkey on Thursday accused outlawed Kurdish militants of killing two civilians -- members of a solidarity group aiding people affected by the novel coronavirus.

Turkey blames Kurdish militants of killing two civilians


Thursday, 14 May, 2020 , 17:42 AFP Turkey on Thursday blamed outlawed Kurdish militants of killing two civilians -- members of a solidarity group aiding people affected by the novel coronavirus.

3 Iran Guards killed in clash near Iraq border: report


Wednesday, 6 May, 2020 , 06:33 AFP Three members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards were killed in a clash with a "counter-revolutionary" group in the western province of Kurdistan on Tuesday, ISNA news agency reported.

Anger over the removal of pro-Kurdish mayors in Turkey


Saturday, 25 April, 2020 , 04:54 AFP The mix of fury and disappointment among residents was palpable inside a cafe in the southeastern Turkish city of Mardin after the government replaced the popular mayor with a trustee.

Syria Kurds set up first coronavirus hospital


Monday, 20 April, 2020 , 14:29 AFP Syria's Kurds have set up a specialised hospital for coronavirus cases, the Kurdish Red Crescent said Monday, after the first COVID-19 death was reported in the northeastern region.

Masks help Syrian Kurd family integrate in France


Sunday, 19 April, 2020 , 01:15 AFP The lanes of Lavardac, a tiny village in the southwest of France, are largely silent during the nationwide lockdown, but a rhythmic whir can be heard from the upstairs window of one unassuming house.

First coronavirus death in northern Syria's Kurdish area: UN


Friday, 17 April, 2020 , 21:47 AFP A man in his fifties has become the first person to die from the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Kurdish-dominated northern part of war-torn Syria, UN officials said Friday.