Monitor: 19 dead in suspected Turkish strike on Syrian Kurds

Airstrikes by suspected Turkish jets on a Kurdish village in northern Syria killed at least 19 civilians, a monitoring group and Kurds said on Wednesday.

Suicide attacker kills six civilians in flashpoint Iraqi town

At least six civilians were killed on Saturday in a suicide bombing in a flashpoint eastern Iraqi town, a local militiaman said.

Syrian Kurds, government forces reach ceasefire in north

Syrian Kurdish forces and militias loyal to President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday reached a ceasefire deal after more than a week of heavy clashes in al-Hassakeh that claimed dozens of lives.

Turkish-Syrian cross-border violence intensifies ahead of Biden visit

Multiple cross-border attacks - by Turkey, Islamic State forces and others - along the line dividing Syria from Turkey were reported Tuesday, just a day ahead of a planned visit to Ankara by US ...

Syrian Kurdish-led forces say Turkey shells their positions

Kurdish-led forces who recently captured the northern Syrian city of Minbij from Islamic State jihadists said Monday they had come under artillery shelling from the Turkish military.

Turkey says al-Assad starting to view Kurds as a "threat"

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Saturday he believes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is beginning to view as a "threat" Kurdish forces in the north who are backed by the United States...

Turkey arrests novelist, journalist Asli Erdogan on terrorism charges

A Turkish court arrested novelist and journalist Asli Erdogan for alleged links to the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Hurriyet daily reported on Saturday, after she was questioned by...

Kurds claim advances against Syrian government amid fresh airstrikes

Kurdish forces backed by the United States made gains against militias loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the pro-Kurdish Firat news agency reported Friday, amid renewed clashes and a...

Turkish court closes key pro-Kurdish newspaper in Turkey

A Turkish court has ordered the closure of newspaper Ozgur Gundem, charging that it spreads terrorist propaganda for the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), according to a copy of the decision...

Iraqi Kurds claim advances against Islamic State near Mosul

Iraqi Kurdish forces Sunday said they have recaptured six villages from Islamic State, some 40 kilometres south-east of the extremist group's stronghold of Mosul.

Sydney journalist reportedly charged with links to PKK

A Sydney man was arrested Wednesday and charged with being a member of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), broadcaster ABC reported.

At least 29 killed in Turkish military operation in south-east

At least 29 people, including one civilian, have been killed in a Turkish military operation against the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the south-eastern district of Silopi.

Turkey says it is withdrawing more troops from flashpoint in Iraq

The Turkish government says its soldiers in Iraq are on training missions with Sunni Arab groups and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters who are battling the Islamic State organization.

More than 100 Kurdish militants killed in Turkish offensive

Strict round-the-clock curfews have been imposed on residents of Kurdish areas, raising concern and resentment among locals.

Tanks and house-to-house fighting as Turkey fights the PKK in cities

Turkish security forces are deploying tanks and sharpshooters against the PKK right in the centre of residential areas in south-eastern Turkey. Kurdish outrage is rising at the actions of the...