TURKEY threatened military action and Iran closed its border with Iraqi Kurdistan yesterday as a controversial independence referendum went ahead in the region.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said: “At the request of the Iraqi government, we have closed our...
Tuesday 26th Sep 2017
posted by James Tweedie in World
ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that Israel supports Iraq Kurdish bids for an independent state.
His comments came a day after Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani vowed to press ahead with a September 25 referendum on...
Thursday 14th Sep 2017
posted by Morning Star in World
Despite the oppression, the Kurdish language and culture will survive, writes STEVE SWEENEY
Saturday 29th Jul 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
HUNDREDS from across the country will gather for the first Kurdish Cultural Festival at Quorn Grange in Leicestershire on Sunday.
The 30 million Kurds represent the largest stateless community in the world and are largely spread across Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey.
posted by Morning Star in Britain
A SYRIAN Kurdish leader told reporters yesterday that the United States must play a part in the rebuilding of Syria after areas held by Isis are liberated.
Ilham Ahmed, co-president of the political wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) which is fighting in Isis’s...
Wednesday 26th Jul 2017
COMMUNISTS from a number of countries gathered in London at the weekend to discuss the future for Kurdish national rights.
Six parties — the Tudeh Party of Iran, the Communist Party of Iraqi Kurdistan, the Communist Party of Iraq, the Syrian Communist Party, the Communist Party...
Tuesday 25th Jul 2017
IRAQI Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani defended his calling of an independence referendum against Baghdad’s wishes in a Washington Post article on Wednesday.
The president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) claimed the September 25 vote would “not alter the borders of...
Friday 30th Jun 2017
A BARBER in Lincoln has defended his decision to name his shop after Kurdish forces fighting in Syria following a mixed reaction on social media.
Owner Haji Salih gave his business the name YPG Barbers after the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, who make up the majority of the...
Thursday 29th Jun 2017
THE United States will continue arming Syrian Kurdish separatists after the defeat of Isis, Defence Secretary James Mattis said yesterday.
His comments to reporters travelling with him to Germany for tomorrow’s summit of Nato defence ministers contradict his Turkish counterpart,...
Wednesday 28th Jun 2017
Iranian-backed force ready to cross into Syria
Friday 2nd Jun 2017