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Decade after IS horrors, Iraq's Sinjar remains in ruins


Wednesday, 5 June, 2024 , 05:25 AFP When Bassem Eido steps outside his modest village house in Iraq's Sinjar district, he is reminded of the horrors that befell the majority-Yazidi region during the Islamic State group's onslaught a decade ago.

Clashes follow pro-Kurdish mayor's removal in Turkey


Tuesday, 4 June, 2024 , 22:06 AFP Lawmakers brawled in Turkey's parliament on Tuesday during protests against the removal of a pro-Kurdish mayor in the southeast, video footage showed.

Clashes follow pro-Kurdish mayor's removal in Turkey: witnesses


Tuesday, 4 June, 2024 , 19:42 AFP Several protesters were hurt and detained on Tuesday after security forces moved in during a demonstration against the removal of a pro-Kurdish mayor in Turkey's southeast, witnesses told AFP.

Turkey dismisses pro-Kurdish mayor over alleged 'terrorist' links


Monday, 3 June, 2024 , 20:03 AFP Turkey's interior ministry on Monday said that a pro-Kurdish mayor had been dismissed and replaced by a local governor for allegedly belonging to a "terrorist" organisation.

Turkey dismisses pro-Kurdish mayor over alleged 'terrorist' links


Monday, 3 June, 2024 , 12:29 AFP Turkey's interior ministry said on Monday a pro-Kurdish mayor had been dismissed and replaced by a local governor for allegedly belonging to a "terrorist" organisation.

Kurdish-led Syria forces say Turkish drone strike kills 2 fighters


Friday, 31 May, 2024 , 18:48 AFP Two fighters of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in northeastern Syria were killed in a Turkish drone attack on Friday, the US-backed forces said.

Iraq hangs eight convicted of 'terrorism': sources


Friday, 31 May, 2024 , 11:56 AFP Iraq executed eight people convicted of "terrorism", a security source and health official said Friday, the third such group put to death in the country in little over a month.

Iraq hangs eight convicted of 'terrorism': sources


Friday, 31 May, 2024 , 11:25 AFP Iraq executed eight people convicted of "terrorism", a security source and health official said Friday, the third such group put to death in the country in little over a month.

Sweden says Iran using Swedish gangs to target Israel, other states


Thursday, 30 May, 2024 , 21:14 AFP Iran is recruiting Swedish criminal gang members, some of them children, as proxies to commit "acts of violence" against Israeli and other interests in Sweden, Sweden's intelligence agency said Thursday.

Sweden says Iran using Swedish gangs to target Israel, other states


Thursday, 30 May, 2024 , 18:35 AFP Iran is recruiting members of Swedish criminal gangs, some of them children, as proxies to commit "acts of violence" against Israel and others in Sweden that Tehran considers a threat, Sweden's intelligence agency said Thursday.