Middle East

Iraqi Kurds to vote on independence on September 25

President Masoud Barzani announces September 25 date, but path to independence remains unclear if 'Yes' vote wins.

Iraqi Kurds set date for independence referendum

Middle East

Syria's YPG says push for Raqqa to start in days

US-backed Kurdish troops are positioning themselves to launch a decisive bid for ISIL's self-declared capital in Syria.

Syria's YPG says push for Raqqa to start in days

Middle East

Who and where are the Kurds?

One of the world's largest stateless people that reside primarily in mountainous regions of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey

Who and where are the Kurds?

Middle East

Air raid 'kills 23 civilians' in Syria

Deadly air raid on Abu Kamal reported just hours after deaths of 12 women blamed on coalition strike in nearby Raqqa.

Air raid 'kills 23 civilians' in ISIL-held town

Middle East

US-backed Syrian forces 'fully capture' Tabqa from ISIL

Syrian Democratic Forces say they now control all of the key city and an adjacent dam east of ISIL stronghold of Raqqa.

US-backed Syrian forces 'fully capture' Tabqa from ISIL

Middle East

Trump to send arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria

US president approves direct weapons shipments to Syrian Kurdish fighters battling ISIL despite Turkish warnings.

Opinion

Iraqi Kurdistan: Playing the independence game

Why does Iraqi Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani seem so eager to severe ties with Baghdad?

Leonid Issaev

by Leonid Issaev
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Leonid Issaev

Middle East

Turkey threatens more strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

Erdogan says more action possible against YPG fighters in Syria, insisting US support for Kurdish group must end.

Middle East

Turkey says 11 Syrian Kurds killed in border clash

Turkish army says YPG fighters fired rockets across the border, prompting retaliation by Turkish forces.

Turkey says 11 Syrian Kurds killed in border clash

Al Jazeera World

Return to Arms: Hadaka

A rare and exclusive insight into an Iranian Kurdish political party and paramilitary group in exile in northern Iraq.

Middle East

US-backed forces 'capture' Syria airbase from ISIL

SDF take military airport from ISIL in northern Syria, close to country's largest dam that may be in danger of collapse.

US-backed forces 'capture' Tabqa airbase from ISIL

ISIS

US senator McCain warns of 'tough decisions' on Kurds

Senior senator says Turkey watching as decision must be made on arming Kurdish fighters in the coming battle for Raqqa.

John McCain warns of 'tough decisions' on Syrian Kurds

Reporter's Notebook

Kurdish family demands justice in Turkey's Diyarbakir

One Kurdish family is speaking out more than a year after their daughter was allegedly killed by Turkish sniper fire.

Kurdish family demands justice in Turkey's Diyarbakir

Middle East

Russia 'strikes deal' with Syrian Kurds to set up base

In agreement with Kurds, Russia to operate military base in Afrin and train YPG fighters in 'anti-terror' combat.

Syrian Kurds say Russia to build base in Afrin

Middle East

Rival Kurdish groups clash in Iraq's Sinjar region

Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani's close ties with Ankara blamed for clashes between Peshmerga and YBS fighters.

Rival Kurdish groups clash in Iraq's Sinjar region