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Heavy fighting as Syria Kurds hold off Turkish assault

Air strikes, heavy artillery and rocket fire used on third day of offensive.

Syria’s Kurds set free nearly 300 IS-linked Syrians

The 300 Syrians were freed because they have 'no blood on their hands.'

US-backed SDF nears victory over Islamic State in east Syria

The battle commander says the SDF has cornered the remaining Islamic State militants in one tiny neighbourhood of Baghouz village, under its fire from all sides.

Pompeo ‘optimistic’ Syria Kurds, Turkey can be protected

Pompeo says the US is confident in achieving an outcome where Syrian Kurds are protected and Turks can defend their country from terrorists.

Syria rebels, jihadists clash, killing 19

Syria's conflict has left more than 360,000 people dead and displaced millions.

Syrian army deploys to Manbij in new alliance with Kurds

The move marked another key step in President Bashar al-Assad's Russian-backed drive to reassert control over the country.

Turkey says almost 300,000 Syrians have gone home

Turkish foreign minister says 291,790 Syrian refugees have returned to their country.

Kurdish women pedal, dunk, spike as Iraq’s top athletes

The country's toughest female competitors, its best-equipped facilities and most experienced coaches are not in the capital Baghdad, but in the Kurdish-majority northern region.

France plans to repatriate children of jihadist fighters in Syria

Figures for the number of French Islamist fighters in the Levant region have varied between 500 and 700 over the years.

Erdogan vows to “finish” Kurdish militants in Iraq to avenge dead...

Speaking to members of his ruling AK Party at the start of a two-day summit in the outskirts of Ankara, Erdogan said the PKK would pay the price for the eight soldiers.

Iraq’s Sadr and Abadi form biggest parliamentary bloc

Iraq's political system is designed to ensure that no one person or party can dominate in order to avoid any return of a dictatorship following the ouster of strongman Saddam Hussein.

Erdoğan seeks to sway Turkey voters in Kurdish heartland

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attempted to win support among Kurds in the Kurdish-majority city of Diyarbakır.

US says in talks with Turkey on YPG withdrawal from Syria’s...

Turkey is outraged by US support for the YPG militia because it considers them a terrorist organisation.

Jailed Kurd leader to challenge Erdogan in polls

Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party on Wednesday said its charismatic former leader Selahattin Demirtas would challenge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in polls next month even though he is currently jailed.

Despite Trump vow, quick US pullout from Syria unlikely

Trump is said to be frustrated by the open-ended US commitment in Syria, where special operations forces are training and advising Kurdish and Syrian Arab fighters who are battling the Islamic State group.

Turkey says will take action if militants do not leave Syria’s...

Any action taken may aggravate Turkey's already-tenuous relationship with the United States, which has troops stationed in Manbij.

Turkey vows to expand operation against Syrian Kurds

After the Turkish army and its allies seized the city of Afrin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that the same would be done in the cities and towns of Manbij, Ayn al-Arab, Tell Abyad, Ras al-Ayn, and Qamishli.

Kurds signal move to new phase of guerrilla war on Turkish...

Othman Sheikh Issa said that Kurdish forces fighting Turkey-backed groups would use guerrilla tactics.

Turkey’s Erdogan says Afrin city centre under ‘total’ control

Taking Afrin has been the main objective of Turkey's operation Olive Branch, a deadly ground and air offensive launched on January 20 with the aim of ousting the People's Protection Units (YPG).

Kurdish protesters clash with police at German airport, disrupt UK stations

Several people in Germany were left injured after police used pepper spray against some demonstrators opposed to Turkey's ongoing military operation "Olive Branch" against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria's Afrin region.

Malaysia, Indonesia checking on captured IS women in Syria

Both nations are investigating FMT report on 16 of their citizens, some with children, detained by Kurds for being part of the Islamic State.

Wanita Malaysia antara ditahan pemberontak Kurdish di Syria

Kebanyakan wanita ditahan bersama anak mereka, kata Pertubuhan Hak Asasi Manusia.

Friend or foe? Assad quietly aids Syrian Kurds against Turkey

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been assisting Kurdish forces in their war against Turkey.

US-led coalition helps to build new Syrian force, angering Turkey

The Turkish government has displeased by US support for Kurdish-dominated forces in Syria.