• Tue, 08 May 2018 09:07
    Films in the running for the top prize at Cannes
    From an African-American detective infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan to Kurdish female fighters battling jihadists, here are the movies that will compete for the top Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes film festival which starts Tuesday:
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  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 06:00
    Touring exhibition depicts troubled lives of refugees in various cultures
    POWERFUL photography depicting Syrian, Rohingya, Bangladesh, Kurdish and Cambodian refugees crossing borders and living in camps were on display yesterday at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, reflecting the severe worldwide refugee crisis.
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 01:00
    Back to fundamentals after Hurricane Harvey, Kurdish referendum
    AT THE S&P Global Platts Asia Pacific Petroleum Conference in Singapore in late September, analysts vigorously debated if the oil market was nearing the end of the “lower for longer” phase and views were mixed. Global crude benchmark prices had rallied by almost 9 per cent in September offering oil producers a glimmer of hope that prices may have bottomed out.
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:55
    US stocks fall on North Korea worries
    NEW YORK - Wall Street stocks fell Monday, pressured by the latest flare-up between Washington and North Korea, while petroleum-linked shares rose with spiking oil prices following Turkish threats to block Kurdish oil exports.
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  • Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:29
    Pentagon chief announces 200 more US troops for Syria
    Washington will send another 200 troops to Syria to help an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters seize the Islamic State group bastion of Raqa, Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said on Saturday.
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  • Fri, 19 Feb 2016 01:00
    Kurds in Syria: When military gains become a geopolitical headache
    Syria’s main Kurdish militia has the distinction of being the only faction in the war-torn country to have the backing of both Russian and United States air-strikes. However, its advances against rebel forces in the north of Syria have rankled Turkey and
  • Thu, 12 Nov 2015 01:00
    Liberating Islamic State's capital is the easy part
    It's no secret that Washington wants Raqqa, Islamic State's proclaimed capital in Syria, to fall sooner rather than later. President Barack Obama has announced that he is deploying Special Operations forces inside Kurdish-controlled regions of Syria. The
  • Sun, 11 Oct 2015 16:46
    HDP claims death toll now 122 after twin bomb blasts in Ankara
    Istanbul (dpa) - The death toll after twin blasts ripped through a peace demonstration in the Turkish capital Ankara has risen to 122,the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) says Sunday.
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  • Thu, 13 Aug 2015 01:00
    Turkey aims at Islamic State, but Kurds say they are real target
    Just two months ago, Kurds took to the streets of Diyarbakir to celebrate the pro-Kurdish HDP's election breakthrough with 13.1 per cent of the vote. Today the city, which is home to Turkey's largest Kurdish community, is plagued by fears of a civil war.
  • Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:45
    France to arm Kurdish forces in Iraq `in coming hours'
    Paris - France will send arms to Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State in northern Iraq "in the coming hours," President Francois Hollande says.
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  • Sat, 09 Aug 2014 12:49
    US jets strike jihadists in Iraq
    ARBIL - US warplanes bombed jihadist positions in northern Iraq on Friday, in what the federal and Kurdish governments vowed would allow them to start clawing back areas lost in two months of conflict.
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  • Wed, 05 Jun 2013 00:00
    Turkey-Kurd peace deal can be a model for the Mideast
    A call for peace announced by the jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan on March 21 reverberated throughout the Middle East. The promised rapprochement between Kurdish rebels and the Turkish government may have set into motion what could be a game-changer
  • Wed, 15 Aug 2012 00:00
    Turkey and Syria also face their own Kurdish dilemma
    As the civil war in Syria continues to spread, Turkey is faced with a new dimension to its long-standing Kurdish problem.
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