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Syria Kurds to hand IS relatives to Dutch authorites


Friday, 4 June, 2021 , 18:55 AFP Kurdish authorities in northeastern Syria said Friday they would hand Dutch nationals linked to the Islamic State group to country representatives for repatriation.

Arab-Kurd unrest in Syria's Manbij leave 6 dead: monitor


Wednesday, 2 June, 2021 , 12:15 AFP Kurdish forces have shot dead six Arab protesters in the northern Syrian region of Manbij, a war monitor said Wednesday.

New conviction for Turkey's jailed Kurdish leader


Friday, 28 May, 2021 , 13:12 AFP A Turkish court handed another jail sentence to the country's imprisoned Kurdish political leader Selahattin Demirtas on Friday, his party said.

Hundreds of Iraqis repatriated from Syria camp: Kurdish official


Tuesday, 25 May, 2021 , 16:29 AFP Hundreds of Iraqis were repatriated Tuesday from a Kurdish-run camp in northeast Syria in the first such round of departures, two officials with the Kurdish administration told AFP.

Syria Kurds cancel fuel price hike after deadly clashes


Wednesday, 19 May, 2021 , 09:56 AFP Kurdish authorities in northeastern Syria on Wednesday reversed a decision to raise fuel prices following protests and clashes that left two people dead, a war monitor said.

Iranian Kurd dissident sets himself ablaze in Iraq


Tuesday, 18 May, 2021 , 16:26 AFP An Iranian Kurd seeking asylum in Iraq doused himself in fuel and set himself alight Tuesday near United Nations offices in protest against living conditions.

Fuel price hike sparks deadly Syria Kurd protests


Tuesday, 18 May, 2021 , 15:00 AFP A decision to hike fuel prices sparked protests across Kurdish-held parts of northeastern Syria on Tuesday that turned violent and left at least one demonstrator dead, a monitor said.

Turkey kills top Kurdish commander: Erdogan


Monday, 17 May, 2021 , 18:13 AFP President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that Turkish forces had killed a top Syrian Kurdish commander during an offensive in neighbouring Iraq.

UN slams Iraqi Kurds for 'intimidating' journalists


Wednesday, 12 May, 2021 , 11:07 AFP The UN on Wednesday accused authorities in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region of intimidating and arbitrarily detaining journalists and activists.

Iraqi Kurdistan upholds prison sentences for activists, journalists


Tuesday, 4 May, 2021 , 21:37 AFP An appeals court in Iraqi Kurdistan on Tuesday upheld six-year jail sentences for five journalists and activists, after a trial criticised by rights groups.