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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Kurds

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Paris shooting suspect to appear before judge
The shooting at a Kurdish cultural centre and a nearby hairdressing salon killed three and left three injured.
Turkey’s Erdogan still against Finnish and Swedish Nato bids
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said meetings this week with Finnish and Swedish delegations had not been ‘at the expected level’.
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Belarus airline bans Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis from incoming Turkey flights
The EU believes it is “seeing progress” on the migrant crisis along the border between Belarus and Poland.
Department of Justice declines to comment on reports of migrants going missing
Some of the 16 Kurdish migrants found on a ferry in Rosslare on Thursday have reportedly left a reception centre.
Turkey vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurdish forces if they don't pull out of proposed safe zone
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.
Grave effects of Trump abandoning Kurdish allies evolving at bewildering speed
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.
Donald Trump slaps US sanctions on Turkey and tweets about Napoleon protecting the Kurds
The US will freeze assets on Turkish ministers and place tariffs on steel.
EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds
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
It follows US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of his troops from the conflict zone.
Kurdish people in Ireland and Europe protest against Turkey's Syria offensive
Kurdish people in Dublin held a rally on O’Connell Street outside the GPO.
Turkish Ambassador to Ireland: There's no 'threat' to send 3.6 million refugees to EU
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
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
Seven civilians including a nine-month-old baby were killed in Turkish border towns and nearly 70 people were injured.
British IS fighters known as 'The Beatles' taken into US custody
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'
The Kurdish forces are “fighting for their land,” Trump said.
'Deeply troubled': Tánaiste urges Turkey to refrain from assault on Syrian Kurdish forces
The US has been accused of abandoning Kurdish troops as Russia warns that the ‘whole region could be ignited’.
Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' Turkey's economy if it does anything 'off-limits' in Syria
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
This move would result in an uncertain fate for the Kurdish fighters allied with the US.
Trump warns he will 'devastate Turkey economically' if it attacks the Kurds
The US assault on Isis in Syria has been spearheaded on the ground by Kurdish fighters.
US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces says it has captured an Irish citizen fighting for Islamic State
The Kurdish-led forces said that it had arrested five militants who had been fighting for the Islamic State.
Notorious British IS fighters nicknamed the 'Beatles' captured by Kurdish forces - reports
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.
Explainer: Why Iraq taking back land from the Kurds is a major headache for the US
The two US allies are at loggerheads over disputed territory in oil-rich Kirkuk.
Iraqi forces seize ground from Kurds amid soaring tensions between two US allies
The US-led coalition against the Islamic State has urged the two sides to focus on fighting the extremists.
Germany sees massive rise in politically-motivated crimes by foreigners
These crimes include offences carried out by Islamic State extremists.
Thirteen dead and dozens injured in bombing in Turkey
Television pictures showed bus reduced to a smouldering wreck by the impact of the blast, as wounded were taken to ambulances.
The battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State has begun
The city fell to IS fighters in June 2014. It is their last stronghold in Iraq.
A number of Irish people injured in Turkish suicide attack
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.
Three-month-old baby and her grandfather killed as rebels clash with soldiers in Turkey
The girl was hit in the head when her family home was shelled.
Pirates of the Caribbean actor goes to Syria to help 'obliterate' Islamic State
He said has written to family and friends to tell them he loves them as he “might not see them again”.
Turkey will help Kurds fight Islamic State across the border in sudden policy shift
“We have no wish at all to see Kobane fall.”
Now IS has advanced to the Turkish border - and planted its flag there
Syrian Kurds are fighting IS in the crucial town of Kobane.
Pics: Thousands of terrified Kurds flee to Turkey to escape Islamic State
Hundreds of Kurds abandoned their homes after warnings from Islamic State.
Some EU countries will be arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq - but Ireland won't be one of them
The decision follows a rare summer meeting of EU foreign ministers, including Charlie Flanagan, in Brussels today.
US "urgently" shipping weapons to arm Iraqi Kurds against jihadists
France is calling on the European Union to follow suit.
Britain has started airdropping food and water to besieged Yazidi
US forces said they had “successfully (conducted) four airstrikes to defend Yazidi civilians being indiscriminately attacked”.
Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes
US warplanes bombed Islamic State positions in northern Iraq yesterday.
Tensions flare as Kurds claim control of disputed northern oilfields in Iraq
The move has put strain on the frayed relationship between Iraqi and Kurdish leaders.
While chaos reigns in Iraq, the Kurds want to form an independent state
Forces on the ground are struggling to break the stalemate with militants.
Kurdish rebels begin critical pullout from Turkey
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.
Three Kurdish women activists shot dead in Paris hit
The French Interior Minister visited the scene and described the killings as “assassinations”.