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Iraqi Kurdistan upholds prison sentences for activists, journalists


Tuesday, 4 May, 2021 , 14:54 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.

Activists, journalists face arrest and 'flawed' trials in Iraqi Kurdistan


Saturday, 1 May, 2021 , 02:11 AFP One night last October in Iraq's far north, police dragged Shivan Saed from his bed and beat him in front of his family before taking him away, his brother told AFP.

Uzbekistan repatriates 92 IS-linked families from Syria


Friday, 30 April, 2021 , 11:17 AFP Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria on Friday handed over 92 Uzbek women and children suspected of family ties to the Islamic State group to an Uzbekistan delegation for repatriation.

Dozens of pro-PKK protesters detained in Iraqi Kurdistan: party


Wednesday, 28 April, 2021 , 11:45 AFP Kurdish security forces have detained dozens of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) supporters for protesting against the latest Turkish military incursion into Iraqi Kurdistan, a party official said Wednesday, adding some received "beatings".

Turkey puts 108 on trial over deadly 2014 protests


Monday, 26 April, 2021 , 09:46 AFP Turkey on Monday put 108 Kurdish politicians on trial for their alleged roles in deadly 2014 protests that erupted as jihadists from the Islamic State group overran the Syrian town of Kobane.

In Iraqi Kurdistan, book clubs and science fiction offer 'escape'


Sunday, 25 April, 2021 , 02:43 AFP Huda Kathem waits anxiously for feedback on her first novel, scrutinised by a book club in Iraqi Kurdistan's Arbil, where young authors are breathing new life into a centuries-old oral culture.

Turkey launches new raid in northern Iraq


Saturday, 24 April, 2021 , 15:47 AFP The Turkish army has launched a new ground and air offensive against outlawed Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, officials and local media reported on Saturday.

Turkey launches new raid in northern Iraq


Saturday, 24 April, 2021 , 14:16 AFP The Turkish army on Saturday launched a new ground and air offensive against outlawed Kurdish militants' bases in northern Iraq, officials and local media reported.

Turkey launches new raid in northern Iraq


Saturday, 24 April, 2021 , 13:04 AFP The Turkish army on Saturday launched a new ground and air operation against outlawed Kurdish militants' bases in northern Iraq, officials and local media reported.

Russia repatriates 34 orphans of IS families from Syria


Sunday, 18 April, 2021 , 16:27 AFP Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria on Sunday handed over 34 orphaned children, whose parents were suspected of belonging to the Islamic State group, to a Russian delegation to be repatriated.