Kurdish led SDC, a political wing of U.S.-backed SDF is reportedly in preliminary discussions with Damascus to ensure future Syrian government is inclusive.
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Kurdish Party Cries Foul as Turkey to Relocate Polling Stations
The pro-Kurdish party said the polling stations were being moved from villages where the party has a strong backing
Locals Hope For Major Changes in Landmark Iraqi Elections
Voters here say they are disillusioned, as they try to rebuild with whatever money they can scrape together
The US legacy in Iraq: horrific violence and elections
After 15 years of violence following the US invasion, finding cause for optimism can be a fool’s errand
Banksy mural backs jailed Turkish artist Zehra Dogan
British street artist Banksy is now showing solidarity with imprisoned Turkish-Kurdish artist and journalist Zehra Dogan
How Syria’s Kurds are trying to create a democracy
The ruling Kurdish Party, the PYD, has set up a democratic federation made of local governments
Iraq Sets Critical May Elections as PM Leads New Party
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Sunday he would stand for re-election in May at the head of a new coalition, buoyed by victory over the Islamic State group. Abadi’s newly created “Victory Alliance” will face the “State of Law” bloc of Nuri al-Maliki, his predecessor, key rival and Shiite Dawa party co-member who now […]
The meaning and importance of the 2018 Iranian protests
A series of urban uprisings in Iran that began on Dec. 28 in its second-largest city shocked the country’s Islamic regime
Kurds Vote Overwhelmingly for Independence in Iraq
Following through on a long-desired promise to have a country of their own Kurds in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and Syria have finally been able to place votes for independence.
Fear of a Black Flag: The Islamic State’s Propaganda and Future
Al Qaida’s dull Osama-lectures in Arabic never had the pizazz of IS’s sleek magazines and certainly not the charisma of their reality-tv snuff films. Their gruesome short films are filmically excellent.