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Iraq: Seeking sanctuary
The sacred hamlet of Lalish has become a makeshift home to Yazidis fleeing the Islamic State group.
Adam Valen Levinson
Last updated: 10 Sep 2014 14:59 GMT
The rise of Syria's Kurds
Kurds declare autonomous zone in northern Syria despite some objections from brethren in Iraq.
Last updated: 23 Jan 2014 12:48 GMT
Turkey police fire tear gas at Kurd protest
Turkish riot police disperse thousands demonstrating at government plans to build a wall along Syrian borders.
Last updated: 07 Nov 2013 15:14 GMT
Kurds flee for Iraq as Syria war slogs on
About 50,000 Syrians, mostly Kurds, have fled to the Domiz camp in northern Iraq as violence rages at home.
Last updated: 25 May 2013 09:28 GMT
Russia backs future Syria war crimes probe
But foreign minister Sergey Lavrov says the first priority should be "to end the violence."
Last updated: 13 Apr 2013 00:13 GMT
Syria's Kurds split over uprising
Country's largest ethnic minority group seeks to assert control over eastern cities but remains politically polarised.
Last updated: 08 Oct 2012 18:41 GMT
Suicide blast rocks Syria's Kurdish city
State TV reports four people killed near police barracks in Qamishli, as fierce fighting continues in Aleppo.
Last updated: 30 Sep 2012 22:43 GMT
Kurds push for future in post-Assad era
Locals in northeastern city of Qamishli try to hold territory ahead of possible fall of government.
Last updated: 13 Aug 2012 13:08 GMT
Mass protests and fresh violence in Syria
Mortar fire and clashes between security forces and opposition fighters as activists report mass rallies around country.
Last updated: 24 Mar 2012 04:10 GMT
Kurdish refugees from Syria languish in Iraq
Thousands of Kurds who fled when Assad's forces crushed uprising in Qamishli eight years ago, still live in camps.
Last updated: 01 Feb 2012 21:06 GMT
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