At least 458 dead, including 63 children, 10,000 injured and 19,000 arrests and 11 death sentences, in demonstrations in Kurdistan and IranWednesday, 7 December, 2022 , 19:00


Monday, 5 December, 2022 , 18:15 | By Mazloum Abdi

Mazloum Abdi is the commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces.

In 2014, the world learned about my hometown, Kobane, and my people, the Syrian Kurds, when we dealt the Islamic State its first major defeat in partnership with the United States and the Global Coalition. The alliances we forged there led to the end of the ISIS caliphate in 2019.


Syrian Kurdish commander slams US response to Turkish attacks as US diplomats evacuated from SyriaWednesday, 30 November, 2022 , 18:07 | Amberin Zaman

The United States’ chief partner in the fight against the Islamic State in Syria said he has credible intelligence that Turkey is preparing a ground invasion of Kurdish-controlled northeast Syria in keeping with Ankara’s threats.


Turkey is playing with fire in northern SyriaWednesday, 30 November, 2022 , 16:23 | David Ignatius
Turkey’s fixation on alleged Kurdish terrorism reached a dangerous flash point this week, as Turkish warplanes bombed targets in northern Syria that are perilously close to U.S. forces there guarding against a resurgence of the Islamic State.


Remember ISIS? It’s why Biden must stop a Turkish invasion of Kurdish SyriaWednesday, 30 November, 2022 , 16:07 | By Eric R. Mandel, Opinion Contributor



‘Heist of the century’: how $2.5bn was plundered from Iraqi state fundsTuesday, 29 November, 2022 , 17:15 | Simona Foltyn in Baghdad

Mystery surrounds embezzlement of tax revenues, which appears to have been facilitated by some of the highest offices in the country


In Iraq’s Mountains, Iranian Opposition Fighters Feel the SqueezeFriday, 25 November, 2022 , 15:02 | By Jane Arraf and Sangar Khaleel | Photographs by Emily Garthwait

Nov. 20, 2022

The armed groups, which have trained in the Kurdistan region for decades, face attacks from Iran and pressure from the Iraqi government to give up their weapons.


Syrian Kurdish commander says Kobani likely target of threatened Turkish ground offensiveTuesday, 22 November, 2022 , 18:27 | Amberin ZAMAN
Following Turkish airstrikes on his headquarters in northeast Syria, SDF commander Mazlum Kobane spoke with Al-Monitor about Erdogan's threats of a new ground offensive.


Iran: Rights groups warn of crackdown in Kurdish MahabadMonday, 21 November, 2022 , 17:00

Kurdish rights groups and a prominent Sunni cleric critical of Iran's government on Sunday said the regime had stepped up suppression of anti-government protests in the country's Kurdish region, deploying troops and killing four demonstrators on Sunday. 


Turkey Kurdish strikes: A population living in fearMonday, 21 November, 2022 , 16:40 | By Anna Foster & Jewan Abdi, BBC News, Beirut and Derik

In the hospital in Derik, Syria, the air is thick with the sound of shouting and crying. There are muffled sobs as women hold each other tightly. One helps another to stand upright, as tears threaten to send her to her knees.