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Syrian Kurd traders suffer from twin tax systems

Kamishli - Many Kurds in Syria may dream of self-rule, but for business owners in the semi-autonomous region in the country's north, it now comes with a painful pinch: double taxes.

Syria rehab centre seeks to tame 'caliphate cubs'

- Thirteen-year-old Hassan may have committed atrocities for the Islamic State group, but instead of jailing him immediately, the Kurdish authorities in northeastern Syria enrolled him in a rehabilitation centre.

Judging jihadists in Syrian Kurdistan: a political hot potato

Kamishli - Shunned by both their Western governments and their Kurdish jailers, foreign men and women who joined the Islamic State group are lingering in detention in northern Syria.

Jailed Kurdish leader laments 'unfairness' of Turkey polls

Ankara - Turkey's jailed former pro-Kurdish party leader Selahattin Demirtas lambasted the "unfairness" of his campaign conditions for June elections but said he was ready to rally voters from prison.

Turkey opposition candidate visits jailed Kurdish leader

Istanbul - The candidate of Turkey's main opposition in presidential polls visited Wednesday the jailed ex-leader of the pro-Kurdish party, in a symbolic move aimed warming ties between rivals of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey pro-Kurdish party says jailed ex-leader Demirtas to run for president

Ankara - Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party on Wednesday said its charismatic former leader Selahattin Demirtas would be its candidate for president in polls next month, even though he is currently jailed and on trial in several legal cases.

US-backed alliance launches 'final' battle against IS in east Syria

Ceylanpinar - A US-backed Kurdish-led alliance announced Tuesday it is launching the final stage of its battle to expel the Islamic State jihadist group from its desert holdouts in eastern Syria.The United States confirmed the start of the military operation.

Divided Kurds face losses in Iraq's election

Arbil - As if the loss of oil-rich territory last year wasn't painful enough, Iraq's divided Kurds are bracing for a blow on the political front in the country's May 12 elections.

Syria regime, US-backed forces in deadly clashes: monitor

Beirut - Rare clashes broke out Sunday between Syrian regime forces and a US-backed alliance in the east of the country, killing six alliance fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

British Labour delegation in Syria to support Kurds

Kamishli - British members of parliament from the opposition Labour party visited northern Syria Wednesday to express solidarity with the region's embattled Kurdish minority.

France's Macron meets with Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters: Elysee

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron met Thursday with a delegation of the Syrian Democratic Forces made up of Kurdish and Arab fighters and promised them support from France, the presidency said in a statement.

Syrians in Kurd-held city fear Turkey, bet on US

Sham - In Syria's Kurdish-controlled Manbij, salesmen shout as customers bustle through the city's packed marketplace -- an everyday scene that masks residents' deep fears of a Turkish attack.

Three Turkish soldiers killed clearing bombs in Syria's Afrin: PM

Ankara - Three Turkish soldiers died Thursday clearing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the Syrian region of Afrin after the capture of Afrin city at the weekend, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said."We have three martyrs today.

Syria's Kurds turn new year festival into protests for Afrin

Kamishli - Donning vibrant traditional dress, thousands of Kurds in Syria's Qamishli turned their new year celebration of Nowruz on Wednesday into mass protests in solidarity with the city of Afrin.

Turkey Kurds mark Nowruz under shadow of Afrin, arrests

Diyarbakir - Turkey's Kurds on Wednesday celebrated the annual New Year festival of Nowruz under the shadow of the capture of Afrin in Syria by the Turkish army, arrests of pro-Kurdish politicians and the breakdown of the peace process.

Father urges govt to help bring dead daughter back from Syria

London - The father of a British woman killed fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria during a Turkish-led offensive has accused the government of lacking "proactivity" in helping repatriate her body.

Erdogan tells US to end 'deception' on Syria

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday told the US to stop "deceiving" Turkey and start cooperation, after Washington said it was concerned by the Turkish-led offensive on the Syrian city of Afrin.

Turkey 'to expand Syria op' to other Kurdish-held towns

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday vowed to expand Turkey's Syria campaign to other Kurdish-held areas up to the Iraqi border, a day after ousting Kurdish militia from their former enclave of Afrin.

British woman killed fighting alongside Kurds in Syria's Afrin

Beirut - A British woman fighting alongside Kurdish forces in the Syrian region of Afrin was killed in the Turkish-led offensive on the area, a spokeswoman for the forces said Monday.

Turkey's offensive in Syria: a timeline

Beirut - Turkey's army launched a major operation in northern Syria on January 20 in a bid to oust a US-allied Kurdish militia that Ankara sees as a terror group.

Turkish-led forces in control of Syria's Afrin city: AFP

- Turkish forces and their rebel allies were in control of the Kurdish-majority city of Afrin in northwestern Syria on Sunday, AFP journalists on the ground reported.

Thirty years on, Kurds remember 5,000 gassed at Halabja

Halabja - Thousands of Iraqi Kurds clad in black and many tearful marked on Friday the 30th anniversary of the Halabja gas massacre that killed some 5,000 people.

Turkish fire on Syria's Afrin kills 18 civilians: monitor

Beirut - Turkish artillery fire on the Kurdish-majority enclave of Afrin in northern Syria killed at least 18 civilians on Friday, a monitor said.

As Turkey draws near, Syria's Afrin braces for siege, tough fight

- With Turkish-led forces nearly surrounding Syria's Afrin city, some panicked residents are attempting to flee, others are stocking food fearing a siege, and Kurdish fighters are digging in for a tough fight.

When Saddam gassed 5,000 Kurds at Halabja

Halabja - On March 16, 1988, as many as 5,000 Iraqi Kurds, mostly women and children, were killed when deadly gas was released on the northern town of Halabja by Saddam Hussein's forces.

Thirty years on, gas attack still poisons Iraq's Halabja

Halabja - As a teenager Kamal Jalal saw two of his sisters killed when Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's forces launched a gas attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja.

Baghdad ends air blockade of Iraqi Kurdistan

Baghdad - Iraqi authorities said Tuesday they were lifting a nearly six-month air blockade imposed on Iraqi Kurdistan in response to its holding of an independence referendum.

Turkish forces surround Afrin city in Syria operation: army

Ankara - The Turkish army and allied Syrian rebels have surrounded the city of Afrin in northern Syria controlled by Kurdish militia that is the key target of Ankara's cross-border operation, the military said Tuesday.

Hundreds flee Turkish advance on Afrin city: monitor

Beirut - Hundreds of civilians fled a Turkish-led advance on Syria's Kurdish-majority city of Afrin on Monday, a monitor said.

Kurdish protesters clash with police at German airport, disrupt UK stations

Berlin - Pro-Kurdish demonstrators staged protests against Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria on Sunday scuffling with Turks and German police at Duesseldorf airport, while in Britain they temporarily closed two train stations, authorities said.
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