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Iraqi Kurds’ Independence Vote Exposed Risks to Energy Strategy

Iraqi Kurds’ Independence Vote Exposed Risks to Energy Strategy

Pedestrians in the old city of Erbil, Iraq. The uncertainty following the Kurdish referendum heaps risk on energy markets already unsettled by rhetoric between the United States and Iran, and the
Iraqi Kurds’ Independence Vote Exposed Risks to Energy Strategy

Iraqi Kurds’ Independence Vote Exposed Risks to Energy Strategy

Pedestrians in the old city of Erbil, Iraq. The uncertainty following the Kurdish referendum heaps risk on energy markets already unsettled by rhetoric between the United States and Iran, and the
Iraqi Kurds’ Independence Vote Exposed Risks to Energy Strategy

Iraqi Kurds’ Independence Vote Exposed Risks to Energy Strategy

Pedestrians in the old city of Erbil, Iraq. The uncertainty following the Kurdish referendum heaps risk on energy markets already unsettled by rhetoric between the United States and Iran, and the
Editorial: After ISIS, What Comes Next?

Editorial: After ISIS, What Comes Next?

The fight to liberate Raqqa, Syria, the last stronghold of ISIS, left the city, like much of Syria and Iraq, destroyed.
Amadiya Journal: An Iraqi Town Where Muslims, Jews and Christians Coexist, in Theory

Amadiya Journal: An Iraqi Town Where Muslims, Jews and Christians Coexist, in Theory

The town of Amadiya atop a mesa, viewed from an abandoned hotel, in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq.
Amadiya Journal: An Iraqi Town Where Muslims, Jews and Christians Coexist, in Theory

Amadiya Journal: An Iraqi Town Where Muslims, Jews and Christians Coexist, in Theory

The town of Amadiya atop a mesa, viewed from an abandoned hotel, in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq.
Hundreds attend funeral of British film-maker killed by Isis in Raqqa

Hundreds attend funeral of British film-maker killed by Isis in Raqqa

Mehmet Aksoy, who worked as press officer for Kurdish forces in Raqqa, to be buried in Highgate cemetery, north LondonUp to a thousand people have gathered at the Kurdish community centre in north
With Iraqi-Kurdish Talks Stalled, Phone Diplomacy Averts New Clashes

With Iraqi-Kurdish Talks Stalled, Phone Diplomacy Averts New Clashes

Iraqi security forces last month fired a rocket launcher at Kurdish pesh merga positions near the Fish Khabbour border crossings with Turkey and Syria.
With Iraqi-Kurdish Talks Stalled, Phone Diplomacy Averts New Clashes

With Iraqi-Kurdish Talks Stalled, Phone Diplomacy Averts New Clashes

Iraqi security forces last month fired a rocket launcher at Kurdish pesh merga positions near the Fish Khabbour border crossings with Turkey and Syria.
Foreign Office 'completely obstructive', say parents of Jack Letts held by Kurds

Foreign Office 'completely obstructive', say parents of Jack Letts held by Kurds

Family of ‘Jihadi Jack’ says Boris Johnson has refused to help release their son, who has serious mental health issuesThe parents of Jack Letts, a Briton held by Kurds in Syria, have accused the
Officials raise Iran-Iraq earthquake death toll to at least 530

Officials raise Iran-Iraq earthquake death toll to at least 530

Iran declares national day of mourning and newspapers publish front pages in Kurdish to show solidarity with affected regionIranian officials have raised the death toll from Sunday’s earthquake of 7.3
Critical week for Syria as parallel talks get under way

Critical week for Syria as parallel talks get under way

Leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran to meet in Sochi to push ceasefire and constitution plan as Assad’s opponents convene in RiyadhWith a flurry of diplomatic activity, two separate summits on Syria
Iranian Navy Commander Announces Plans to Send Ships to Gulf of Mexico

Iranian Navy Commander Announces Plans to Send Ships to Gulf of Mexico

The head of Iran's Navy, Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, promised in his first speech since his appointment to "fly the Iranian flag in the Gulf of Mexico," encouraging Navy officers to
Briton held in Turkey on terrorism charges released on bail

Briton held in Turkey on terrorism charges released on bail

Former soldier Joe Robinson was arrested while on holiday in July after spending a month in Syria with Kurdish militia in 2015A former British soldier who was arrested in Turkey on suspicion of terror
Turkey’s president claims to be “on the same wavelength” with Trump. That’s just terrific

Turkey’s president claims to be “on the same wavelength” with Trump. That’s just terrific

Turn off the radio The post Turkey’s president claims to be “on the same wavelength” with Trump. That’s just terrific appeared first on Hot Air.
Mehmet Aksoy obituary

Mehmet Aksoy obituary

My friend Mehmet Aksoy, who has died aged 32, was a film-maker, journalist and prominent figure in the Kurdish community in the UK. He was killed in an Isis ambush while documenting the fight between
British man who went to fight Isis in Syria killed in Raqqa

British man who went to fight Isis in Syria killed in Raqqa

Source says Oliver Hall, 24, died trying to save boy who went into building rigged with Islamic State booby trapsA British man who went to Syria to fight Islamic State has been killed in Raqqa, the
Democracy in Turkey is going on trial | Letters

Democracy in Turkey is going on trial | Letters

A letter signed by Noam Chomsky, Clive Lewis MP, Peter Tatchell and others calls for opposition politicians Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ to be released from prisonOn 6 and 7 December
In Turkey, academics asking for peace are accused of terrorism | Judith Butler and Başak Ertür

In Turkey, academics asking for peace are accused of terrorism | Judith Butler and Başak Ertür

A petition asking Turkey to end violence against Kurds has been distorted by the president’s regime – and its signatories vilified. We must rally behind themLast week the trials began in Istanbul of
Iraqi Kurds Burn Down Government Offices in Violent Protests over Financial Woes

Iraqi Kurds Burn Down Government Offices in Violent Protests over Financial Woes

Hundreds of people from Iraqi Kurdistan took the streets to violently protest the region’s financial problems this week, urging the autonomous government to combat corruption, pay state salaries in