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News and updates about Kurdistan

Kurdish-Israelis Want Representation in Upcoming Conference

As Kurds push towards national unity, in the hope of eventually securing independence, Israel's sizable Kurdish community wants a seat too.

Kurdish-Israelis Want Representation in Upcoming Conference

Iraqi Kurdish Leader Threatens Intervention in Syria

Kurdish Regional Government President Masoud Barzani threatens to send forces to protect Syrian Kurds from Islamist attacks.

Iraqi Kurdish Leader Threatens Intervention in Syria

Syria: Iranian Kurds Poised to Join Battle

As civil war continues to escalate, Party of Free Life of Kurdistan announces readiness to defend Kurds in Syria.

Syria: Iranian Kurds Poised to Join Battle

Turkey Voices Concern Over Kurdish Victories in Syrian Civil War

Turkey is increasingly concerned as Kurdish groups edge closer to cementing autonomy in northern Syria

Turkey Voices Concern Over Kurdish Victories in Syrian Civil War

Boycotters, You are Targetting the Wrong Country

Boycotters, You are Targetting the Wrong Country

A Letter to the Kurds: Don't Join Iran

A Letter to the Kurds: Don't Join Iran

Editor of Pro-Israeli Iraqi Magazine Goes Missing

Mawlud Afand, editor of a magazine that advocates relations between Kurdistan and Israel, has been missing for more than ten days.

Editor of Pro-Israeli Iraqi Magazine Goes Missing

Iraq's Kurds Deny Hosting Israeli Intelligence Operatives

The government of Iraq's Kurdish region denied allegations by Iranian officials that Kurdistan was hosting Israeli intelligence operatives.

Iraq's Kurds Deny Hosting Israeli Intelligence Operatives

Turkish Airstrikes Target PKK in Northern Iraq

One day after Turkey's prime minister castigated Israel for striking terrorists in Gaza, Ankara strikes at terrorists in Iraq.

Turkish Airstrikes Target PKK in Northern Iraq

MIDEAST NOTES: Syria, Turkey and the Kurds

MIDEAST NOTES: Syria, Turkey and the Kurds

Report: IDF Drones Over Kurdistan?

Iran's Press-TV claims Israel is operating drones over Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region without permission from Baghdad.

Report: IDF Drones Over Kurdistan?

Oil Resumes After PKK Attack Halted Flow to Turkey

Oil resumed moving through the Kirkuk--Ceyhan pipeline after a Kurdish rebel attack over the weekend temporarily halted the flow.

Oil Resumes After PKK Attack Halted Flow to Turkey

Syria Jails 400 in Crackdown on PKK

Syria has reportedly arrested 400 ethnic Kurds in five cities in an attempt to assist Turkey against PKK rebel forces.

Syria Jails 400 in Crackdown on PKK

Turkish Forces Kill Kurdish Civilians

Turkish soldiers reportedly gunned down Kurdish villagers gathering herbs after mistaking them for PKK resistance fighters.

Turkish Forces Kill Kurdish Civilians

Israeli Businessman Considers Iraq Refinery

Israeli businessman Idan Ofer makes a secret visit to Iraq, considers local oil refinery.

Israeli Businessman Considers Iraq Refinery

US Takes Sides with Turkey on Kurdish Struggle

The United States has announced that it will help Turkey keep the Kurds stateless.

US Takes Sides with Turkey on Kurdish Struggle

Turkey Admits to Killing 120 Kurds Last Month

Turkey admitted Friday to slaughtering as many as 120 Kurdish rebels in raids on their hideouts in northern Iraq last month.

Turkey Admits to Killing 120 Kurds Last Month

Increased Violence in Turkish-Occupied Kurdistan

The past week has seen a steep upsurge in violence between Kurdish resistance fighters and Turkish forces currently occupying Northern Kurdistan.

Increased Violence in Turkish-Occupied Kurdistan

Israel Reportedly Training Kurdish Forces

Recent reports indicate that Israeli agents are working in Iraqi Kurdistan to train Kurdish commandos in guerrilla war and counter-terrorism.

Israel Reportedly Training Kurdish Forces