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Clashes between Kurdish, government forces kill 1 in Syria
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Clashes between Kurdish, government forces kill 1 in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish security forces said Wednesday that Syrian government-allied fighters killed one of their personnel in an overnight…
Kurds impose 10-day curfew in NE Syria amid coronavirus wave
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Kurds impose 10-day curfew in NE Syria amid coronavirus wave

BEIRUT (AP) — A 10-day curfew in areas controlled by US-backed fighters in northeast Syria went into effect Tuesday in…
Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party closure case worries US, Europe
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Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party closure case worries US, Europe

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The United States and Europe have criticized a move by Turkey towards banning the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic…
Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party says it will regroup if hit by court ban
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Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party says it will regroup if hit by court ban

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said on Friday it would keep campaigning under a different banner…
Pope moves ahead with plans to meet Shiite leader in Iraq
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Pope moves ahead with plans to meet Shiite leader in Iraq

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis will meet with Iraq’s top Shiite Muslim cleric, Ali al-Sistani, during a trip next month…
Kurds and government end rival sieges in northern Syria
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Kurds and government end rival sieges in northern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish forces in northern Syria ended a weekslong siege of government-held neighborhoods in two northeastern cities Tuesday,…
Thirteen killed in car bombs, shooting in northern Syria
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Thirteen killed in car bombs, shooting in northern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — One Syrian was killed on Sunday and four injured after Kurdish security forces opened fire at pro-government…
Syria: Are water supplies being weaponized by Turkey?
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Syria: Are water supplies being weaponized by Turkey?

Around one million people in the Kurdish-governed region of Al-Hasakah in Syria’s northeast have again had their water supply cut…
Turkey has right to act if militants not cleared from Syria border – Erdogan
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Turkey has right to act if militants not cleared from Syria border – Erdogan

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday Turkey had the legitimate right to act again if militants…
For Iraq’s persecuted Yazidis, return plan is fraught with risk
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For Iraq’s persecuted Yazidis, return plan is fraught with risk

DOHUK, Iraq (Reuters) – The Yazidis of northern Iraq, an ancient religious minority brutally persecuted by Islamic State, want nothing…
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