Senator Schumer calls for US backing of Kurdish state

Senate minority leader calls on US to recognize Kurdish bid for independence, a position embraced internationally virtually only by Israel.JTA, 9/28/2017, 2:15 PM

Pentagon: Stand down, Kurds, Turks

As the US-backed Kurds and the invading Turks continue to scrap to the west of the Euphrates, the Pentagon tries to take tensions down.AFP, 8/29/2016, 3:23 PM

Kurdish city in chaos, double bombing kills 44

Serial bomb attacks in Qamishli have strewn the streets with dead and wounded.Rachel Kaplan, 7/27/2016, 1:42 PM

Mass grave in Iraq tells horror story

As Europe mourns ISIS's deadly Paris attacks, only now is the scale of another massacre the West could have prevented becoming clear.Sara Carter, American Media Institute, 11/18/2015, 2:42 PM

Turkey: We Killed 770 Kurdish Militants in a Month

State-run media cites intelligence sources saying 430 PKK militants killed in Iraq, another 260 in southeastern Turkey.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/21/2015, 1:56 PM

'Kurdish Shakira' Wages Music Video War on ISIS

Kurdish pop-star fights back in her own way with English-language music video shot near front lines replete with tanks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2015, 10:51 PM

Kurds Advance Towards ISIS De Facto Capital

YPG and rebel forces capture 19 villages in Raqa province where ISIS has its stronghold, aided by US coalition airstrikes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2015, 7:08 PM

Kurds Defeat ISIS in Iraqi Kurdistan's Capital

Major attack repulsed as 34 ISIS terrorists killed, with tactics and US-led airstrikes turning the tables on jihadists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/18/2015, 2:47 PM

Kurds Launch Push Against ISIS in North Iraq

Kurds regaining ground in Iraq with the help of US-backed international coalition, officials say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2015, 6:17 PM

Kurd Leader Says ISIS Has '200,000 Terrorists'

CIA estimates put ISIS strength at no more than 31,500, but senior Kurdish official reveals that's 'impossible' given realities on ground.Ari Yashar, 11/17/2014, 10:52 AM

US Airdrops Weapons to Kurds Despite Turkey

After Erdogan calls Kurdish fighters 'terrorists' and opposes arming them, arms dropped in Kobane to aid fight against ISIS.Ari Yashar, 10/20/2014, 8:31 AM

US Talking Directly With Kurdish Fighters

Controversial cooperation with offshoot of blacklisted group sees unlikely link between Turks and Kurds; concern over Kobane escalates.Tova Dvorin, Ari Yashar, 10/17/2014, 12:25 PM

Three US Citizens Join Kurdish Fight Against ISIS

A different type of foreign national: instead of joining jihadists, US citizens found to be joining fight against them.Tova Dvorin, 10/3/2014, 3:03 PM

Islamic State Conquering Syria's Turkish Border

Thousands of Kurds flee to border as ISIS takes 21 border towns; Turkey initially doesn't let them in - same night 21 wounded Gazans let in.Ari Yashar, 9/19/2014, 2:04 PM

ISIS Seizes Nuclear Materials in Iraq

Iraq warns UN that Jihadist group captured uranium compounds; US and UN brush off threat of 'dirty bomb.'Ari Yashar, 7/11/2014, 9:56 AM

Kurdish Diplomat Firmly Denies Ties with Israel

Despite Israeli PM, FM and president's advances, KRG envoy says policy same as Iraq, which is still technically at war with Israel.Ari Yashar, 7/4/2014, 11:27 AM

Kurds Deny Report of Oil Trade with Israel

Kurdish officials say report of oil from independent pipeline being sold to Israel is 'baseless and without evidence.'Ari Yashar, 6/23/2014, 10:00 AM

Syrian Kurds Declare Autonomy

After months of fighting, northeastern Syria makes official split to Kurdish autonomy.Maayana Miskin, 11/12/2013, 10:24 PM

Kurds Concerned Islamists Taking Over

Kurdish group fighting Assad: Islamists are taking over our cause; call for American support against Al Qaeda.Maayana Miskin, 8/11/2013, 2:41 PM

Syrian Kurds Capture Al Qaeda Head in Syria

Syrian Kurdish rebels say they’ve captured the head of ISIS, representing the jihadist Syrian rebel groups linked to Al Qaeda in Iraq.Chana Ya'ar, 7/21/2013, 12:16 PM

Second Civil War Brewing in War-Torn Syria

A second war is brewing in war-ravaged Syria – this one between the two opposition factions fighting to depose President Bashar al-Assad.Chana Ya'ar, 7/18/2013, 1:27 PM

Syrian Kurds Prepare for Autonomy

Syrian Kurds clashed with radical Islamist rebels, killing at least four. Turkish boy killed by stray fireChana Ya'ar, 7/17/2013, 2:30 PM

10,000 Syrian Refugees Wait to Enter Turkey

More than 200,000 Syrians have fled the savage civil war ripping apart their homeland this year. Now 10,000 are waiting to enter Turkey.Chana Ya'ar, 9/6/2012, 12:45 PM

Turkey: Assad Gave Heavy Weapons to PKK

Turkey's ruling AK Party accuses Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of “heaving heavy weapons” for Kurdish PKK terrorists in northern Syria.Chana Ya'ar, 8/30/2012, 4:43 PM