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# kurds - Friday 12 November, 2021

Belarus airline bans Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis from incoming Turkey flights
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus airline bans Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis from incoming Turkey flights

Updated Nov 12th 2021, 2:26 PM 20,017 Views 16 Comments

The EU believes it is “seeing progress” on the migrant crisis along the border between Belarus and Poland.

# kurds - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Department of Justice declines to comment on reports of migrants going missing
# Migration
# Migration

Department of Justice declines to comment on reports of migrants going missing

Nov 24th 2019, 2:53 PM 40,064 Views 95 Comments

Some of the 16 Kurdish migrants found on a ferry in Rosslare on Thursday have reportedly left a reception centre.

# kurds - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Turkey vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurdish forces if they don't pull out of proposed safe zone
# Recep Tayyip Erdogan
# Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurdish forces if they don't pull out of proposed safe zone

Oct 19th 2019, 5:33 PM 9,171 Views 20 Comments

The top figure on the Kurdish side said Turkey was preventing his forces’ withdrawal and trying to blame the deal’s collapse on the Kurds.

# kurds - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Grave effects of Trump abandoning Kurdish allies evolving at bewildering speed
# TOM CLONAN
# TOM CLONAN

Grave effects of Trump abandoning Kurdish allies evolving at bewildering speed

Oct 16th 2019, 6:20 AM 26,272 Views 69 Comments

Events in Syria appear to represent a major setback for the US and a major victory for Syria’s President Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies, writes Tom Clonan.

# kurds - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Donald Trump slaps US sanctions on Turkey and tweets about Napoleon protecting the Kurds
# Syria
# Syria

Donald Trump slaps US sanctions on Turkey and tweets about Napoleon protecting the Kurds

Oct 15th 2019, 7:07 AM 29,245 Views 23 Comments

The US will freeze assets on Turkish ministers and place tariffs on steel.

# kurds - Monday 14 October, 2019

EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds
# Syria
# Syria

EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds

Oct 14th 2019, 10:17 PM 10,002 Views 44 Comments

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the unanimous move is in response to Turkey’s “unacceptable unilateral military action in northeast Syria”.

Syrian troops to help Kurds in wake of Turkish invasion
# Deployed
# Deployed

Syrian troops to help Kurds in wake of Turkish invasion

Oct 14th 2019, 7:02 AM 11,838 Views 26 Comments

It follows US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of his troops from the conflict zone.

# kurds - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Kurdish people in Ireland and Europe protest against Turkey's Syria offensive
# Kurds
# Kurds

Kurdish people in Ireland and Europe protest against Turkey's Syria offensive

Oct 12th 2019, 7:57 PM 14,293 Views 36 Comments

Kurdish people in Dublin held a rally on O’Connell Street outside the GPO.

# kurds - Friday 11 October, 2019

Turkish Ambassador to Ireland: There's no 'threat' to send 3.6 million refugees to EU
# Syria
# Syria

Turkish Ambassador to Ireland: There's no 'threat' to send 3.6 million refugees to EU

Updated Oct 11th 2019, 10:22 PM 21,663 Views 48 Comments

The Turkish President yesterday said the country could do just that if the EU doesn’t support the country.

'Lock him up!': Trump hits out at Bidens and defends decision to withdraw from Syria
# Rally
# Rally

'Lock him up!': Trump hits out at Bidens and defends decision to withdraw from Syria

Oct 11th 2019, 8:14 AM 25,909 Views 77 Comments

The US President is seeking to use an impeachment probe against him as a weapon on the campaign trail.

First Turkish soldier killed in offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

First Turkish soldier killed in offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

Oct 11th 2019, 8:01 AM 8,866 Views 11 Comments

Seven civilians including a nine-month-old baby were killed in Turkish border towns and nearly 70 people were injured.

# kurds - Thursday 10 October, 2019

British IS fighters known as 'The Beatles' taken into US custody
# Kurds
# Kurds

British IS fighters known as 'The Beatles' taken into US custody

Oct 10th 2019, 7:46 AM 17,107 Views 27 Comments

The US has moved some Islamic State prisoners amid fears they could escape custody as Turkey invades northeast Syria.

Trump defends Syria decision saying Kurds 'didn't help us with Normandy'
# Syria
# Syria

Trump defends Syria decision saying Kurds 'didn't help us with Normandy'

Oct 10th 2019, 7:08 AM 34,265 Views 79 Comments

The Kurdish forces are “fighting for their land,” Trump said.

# kurds - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

'Deeply troubled': Tánaiste urges Turkey to refrain from assault on Syrian Kurdish forces
# Kurds
# Kurds

'Deeply troubled': Tánaiste urges Turkey to refrain from assault on Syrian Kurdish forces

Updated Oct 9th 2019, 7:31 PM 38,011 Views 46 Comments

The US has been accused of abandoning Kurdish troops as Russia warns that the ‘whole region could be ignited’.

# kurds - Monday 7 October, 2019

Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' Turkey's economy if it does anything 'off-limits' in Syria
# Turkey Shoot
# Turkey Shoot

Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' Turkey's economy if it does anything 'off-limits' in Syria

Oct 7th 2019, 6:12 PM 45,207 Views 105 Comments

The US President cited his “great and unmatched wisdom” in deciding what is “off limits”.

In a major shift, US to remove troops as Turkey set to invade Syria
# White House
# White House

In a major shift, US to remove troops as Turkey set to invade Syria

Oct 7th 2019, 7:53 AM 21,468 Views 41 Comments

This move would result in an uncertain fate for the Kurdish fighters allied with the US.

# kurds - Monday 14 January, 2019

Trump warns he will 'devastate Turkey economically' if it attacks the Kurds
# Syria
# Syria

Trump warns he will 'devastate Turkey economically' if it attacks the Kurds

Jan 14th 2019, 7:54 AM 27,695 Views 39 Comments

The US assault on Isis in Syria has been spearheaded on the ground by Kurdish fighters.

# kurds - Sunday 6 January, 2019

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces says it has captured an Irish citizen fighting for Islamic State
# Syria
# Syria

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces says it has captured an Irish citizen fighting for Islamic State

Jan 6th 2019, 1:57 PM 36,415 Views 77 Comments

The Kurdish-led forces said that it had arrested five militants who had been fighting for the Islamic State.

# kurds - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Notorious British IS fighters nicknamed the 'Beatles' captured by Kurdish forces - reports
# Syria
# Syria

Notorious British IS fighters nicknamed the 'Beatles' captured by Kurdish forces - reports

Feb 8th 2018, 9:55 PM 19,006 Views 57 Comments

Violence flared in eastern Syria where the US-led coalition said it killed pro-regime fighters to fend off an attack on its Kurdish allies.

# kurds - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Explainer: Why Iraq taking back land from the Kurds is a major headache for the US
# All About The Oil
# All About The Oil

Explainer: Why Iraq taking back land from the Kurds is a major headache for the US

Oct 22nd 2017, 8:15 AM 11,035 Views 14 Comments

The two US allies are at loggerheads over disputed territory in oil-rich Kirkuk.

# kurds - Monday 16 October, 2017

Iraqi forces seize ground from Kurds amid soaring tensions between two US allies
# Kirkuk
# Kirkuk

Iraqi forces seize ground from Kurds amid soaring tensions between two US allies

Oct 16th 2017, 2:55 PM 9,088 Views 10 Comments

The US-led coalition against the Islamic State has urged the two sides to focus on fighting the extremists.

# kurds - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Germany sees massive rise in politically-motivated crimes by foreigners
# Crime
# Crime

Germany sees massive rise in politically-motivated crimes by foreigners

Apr 30th 2017, 7:00 AM 14,968 Views 23 Comments

These crimes include offences carried out by Islamic State extremists.

# kurds - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Thirteen dead and dozens injured in bombing in Turkey
# Kayseri
# Kayseri

Thirteen dead and dozens injured in bombing in Turkey

Dec 17th 2016, 10:46 AM 6,693 Views 16 Comments

Television pictures showed bus reduced to a smouldering wreck by the impact of the blast, as wounded were taken to ambulances.

# kurds - Monday 17 October, 2016

The battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State has begun
# Iraq
# Iraq

The battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State has begun

Oct 17th 2016, 7:35 AM 7,785 Views 67 Comments

The city fell to IS fighters in June 2014. It is their last stronghold in Iraq.

# kurds - Saturday 19 March, 2016

A number of Irish people injured in Turkish suicide attack
# Istanbul
# Istanbul

A number of Irish people injured in Turkish suicide attack

Mar 19th 2016, 7:50 PM 58,515 Views 67 Comments

Four people were killed and 36 injured in this morning’s attack. The blast is the sixth major bombing to take place in Turkey since last July.

# kurds - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Three-month-old baby and her grandfather killed as rebels clash with soldiers in Turkey
# Baby Miray
# Baby Miray

Three-month-old baby and her grandfather killed as rebels clash with soldiers in Turkey

Dec 27th 2015, 4:52 PM 6,871 Views 12 Comments

The girl was hit in the head when her family home was shelled.

# kurds - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Pirates of the Caribbean actor goes to Syria to help 'obliterate' Islamic State
# Michael Enright
# Michael Enright

Pirates of the Caribbean actor goes to Syria to help 'obliterate' Islamic State

Jun 2nd 2015, 2:38 PM 25,132 Views 29 Comments

He said has written to family and friends to tell them he loves them as he “might not see them again”.

# kurds - Monday 20 October, 2014

Turkey will help Kurds fight Islamic State across the border in sudden policy shift
# Peshmerga
# Peshmerga

Turkey will help Kurds fight Islamic State across the border in sudden policy shift

Oct 20th 2014, 4:47 PM 7,222 Views 34 Comments

“We have no wish at all to see Kobane fall.”

# kurds - Monday 6 October, 2014

Now IS has advanced to the Turkish border - and planted its flag there
# Battlefield
# Battlefield

Now IS has advanced to the Turkish border - and planted its flag there

Oct 6th 2014, 10:32 PM 11,829 Views 57 Comments

Syrian Kurds are fighting IS in the crucial town of Kobane.

# kurds - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Pics: Thousands of terrified Kurds flee to Turkey to escape Islamic State
# Syria
# Syria

Pics: Thousands of terrified Kurds flee to Turkey to escape Islamic State

Sep 21st 2014, 6:31 PM 7,406 Views 24 Comments

Hundreds of Kurds abandoned their homes after warnings from Islamic State.

# kurds - Friday 15 August, 2014

Some EU countries will be arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq - but Ireland won't be one of them
# TAKING ACTION
# TAKING ACTION

Some EU countries will be arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq - but Ireland won't be one of them

Aug 15th 2014, 5:35 PM 8,618 Views 113 Comments

The decision follows a rare summer meeting of EU foreign ministers, including Charlie Flanagan, in Brussels today.

# kurds - Monday 11 August, 2014

US "urgently" shipping weapons to arm Iraqi Kurds against jihadists
# Weapons
# Weapons

US "urgently" shipping weapons to arm Iraqi Kurds against jihadists

Aug 11th 2014, 1:55 PM 6,016 Views 36 Comments

France is calling on the European Union to follow suit.

# kurds - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Britain has started airdropping food and water to besieged Yazidi
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Britain has started airdropping food and water to besieged Yazidi

Aug 10th 2014, 10:56 AM 6,871 Views 63 Comments

US forces said they had “successfully (conducted) four airstrikes to defend Yazidi civilians being indiscriminately attacked”.

# kurds - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes

Aug 9th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,008 Views 47 Comments

US warplanes bombed Islamic State positions in northern Iraq yesterday.

# kurds - Friday 11 July, 2014

Tensions flare as Kurds claim control of disputed northern oilfields in Iraq
# Crisis
# Crisis

Tensions flare as Kurds claim control of disputed northern oilfields in Iraq

Jul 11th 2014, 6:16 PM 6,594 Views 13 Comments

The move has put strain on the frayed relationship between Iraqi and Kurdish leaders.

# kurds - Thursday 3 July, 2014

While chaos reigns in Iraq, the Kurds want to form an independent state
# Vote
# Vote

While chaos reigns in Iraq, the Kurds want to form an independent state

Jul 3rd 2014, 7:58 PM 5,703 Views 35 Comments

Forces on the ground are struggling to break the stalemate with militants.

# kurds - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Kurdish rebels begin critical pullout from Turkey
# Peace Process
# Peace Process

Kurdish rebels begin critical pullout from Turkey

May 8th 2013, 10:15 AM 4,121 Views 12 Comments

PKK fighters are preparing to withdraw to northern Iraq, in a major step towards ending a three-decade long conflict that has left tens of thousands dead.

# kurds - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Three Kurdish women activists shot dead in Paris hit
# France
# France

Three Kurdish women activists shot dead in Paris hit

Jan 10th 2013, 10:57 AM 7,804 Views 25 Comments

The French Interior Minister visited the scene and described the killings as “assassinations”.

# kurds - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Iraq blacklists Chevron over oil deal with Kurds
# Oil
# Oil

Iraq blacklists Chevron over oil deal with Kurds

Jul 24th 2012, 4:31 PM 2,384 Views 0 Comments

Iraq says it won’t do any deals with the US oil giant until it terminates work with the Kurds.

# kurds - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Turkey: Air strike kills at least 23 in Kurdish village
# Turkey
# Turkey

Turkey: Air strike kills at least 23 in Kurdish village

Dec 29th 2011, 11:51 AM 1,245 Views 1 Comment

A pro-Kurdish legislator has claimed that most of the dead were not militants but teenagers making a living by carrying diesel fuel from Iraq into Turkey on donkeys.

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