Kurdish Women Are Come Out Fighting Against the Islamic State

Kurdish Women Are Come Out Fighting Against the Islamic State

A picture taken on August 21, 2014 shows women Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters standing guard during a military patrol on the front line in the Makhmur area near Mosul (AFP Photo/Ahmad al-Rubaye) by Lizabeth Paulat In the war against the Islamic
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Invitation to Safety Brings Hardship to Kurdish Population

Invitation to Safety Brings Hardship to Kurdish Population

SYRIAN REFUGEES/ FILE PHOTO By: Rauf Naqishbendi Since June of this calendar year when the outburst of the Islamist Caliphate commenced, the influx of refugees from areas taken over by these Islamist thugs were outpouring into Kurdistan region of Iraq. Kurdish leaders
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Hello, Kurdistan–the Swiss of the Muslim Middle East.

Hello, Kurdistan–the Swiss of the Muslim Middle East.

By Daniel Pipes The Kurds have proved to be, roughly speaking, the Swiss of the Muslim Middle East. Before welcoming the emerging state of Kurdistan in northern Iraq, I confess to having opposed its independence in the past. In 1991, after the
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Kurdish spring: what are the PKK fighting for?

Kurdish spring: what are the PKK fighting for?

The PKK could play a key role in the battle against Islamic State, but their roots as Marxist guerrillas leaves the west wary. Channel 4 News looks at how the group is pursuing a Kurdish Spring. After over 30 years of an
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Iraqi Kurdistan capital’s prosperity, tolerance threatened by Islamic State

Iraqi Kurdistan capital’s prosperity, tolerance threatened by Islamic State

By Seth Robson–Stars and Stripes Neon lights up the night. Young people of both genders mingle freely in bars. Shoppers stroll by smart shops offering gleaming new cars and appliances. The relative normalcy of Irbil, the capital of the thriving Middle Eastern
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Kurdish Peshmerga will never pullout of disputed areas: ministry

Kurdish Peshmerga will never pullout of disputed areas: ministry

The Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs in Erbil said Kurdish fighters have no plans to leave Kirkuk and other disputed areas in Iraq. “The Peshmerga forces are free to stay and roam across Kurdish areas that are outside the [Iraqi Kurdistan] region. Our
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Kurds to the rescue: here’s what the West needs to do in return

Kurds to the rescue: here’s what the West needs to do in return

Yazidi refugee families in Kurdistan/ file photo By ROBERT FOX If we want Kurds to act as our ‘boots on the ground’ against IS, there can be no more broken promises IS threat grows as Obama and Cameron prevaricate.Defeating IS: why Cameron
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Germany sends guns to Kurds

Germany sends guns to Kurds

Photo: Contributed–MILAN anti-tank weapon system. The German government says it will send high-end rifles, tank-busting weapons and armoured vehicles to aid Kurdish fighters battling Islamic extremists in Iraq. The Defence Ministry said Sunday that the arms, together with protective gear and communications
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Is PKK becoming a new Middle East power?

Is PKK becoming a new Middle East power?

PKK female fighter taking position using snipers/ file photo By Kadri Gursel [..]On the Syria-Iraq track, the PKK has emerged as the sole power capable of confronting and stopping the jihadist expansion in the past two years. In Rojava, the Kurdish-populated region
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Report: ISIS selling Yazidi women in Syria

Report: ISIS selling Yazidi women in Syria

Hundreds of Yazidi women abducted by ISIS have either been sold or handed out to members of the Sunni extremist group, according to an organization that monitors the crisis. In the past few weeks, ISIS has “distributed” to its rank and file
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