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The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) said it was committed to resolving Syria's deadly conflict through dialogue, and would not "hesitate to agree to unconditional talks".

Erdogan seeks to sway Turkey voters in Kurdish heartland

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Erdogan seeks to sway Turkey voters in Kurdish heartland

Erdogan attended rallies to win votes in a Kurdish majority city.

Iraq issues arrest warrant for Kurdish referendum leader

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Iraq issues arrest warrant for Kurdish referendum leader

Rebwar Talabani, head of the Kirkuk Provincial Council, was one of the architects of the September referendum in which an overwhelming majority ...

Syrians face challenges living under Kurdish administration in Manbij

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Syrians face challenges living under Kurdish administration in Manbij

Syrians living in areas controlled by YPG forces continue to face challenges.

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The Iraq Report: Post-election horse-trading kicks off

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week focuses on negotiations to form a government after no one party won an overall majority.

Marta Bellingreri

Challenges and hope for female parliamentary candidates in Iraq

In-depth: Nearly a third of the 7,000 candidates in Iraq's elections are women - but many have had campaign posters torn down and faced threats ...

Yomi Kleinmann

Iraq: As parties fracture, signs of change emerge

Analysis: Ethnicity alone is no longer sufficient to unite Iraq's political elite as the country's politics begin to move past years of ...

Tanya Goudsouzian and Lara Fatah

Iraq's Kurds risk shooting themselves in the foot

Comment: In mad scramble for seats in parliament, the fragmented political scene in the Kurdish region risks further weakening their position in ...

Refugees find solace in Greece's agriculture during spring

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Refugees find solace in Greece's agriculture during spring

After being forced to stay indoors inside refugee camps and reception centers all winter, spring is allowing refugees in Greece a breath of ...

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Syria's Afrin creates council after Kurd militia ousted

Turkish state media said a 20-member interim council was set up in the northern Syrian town of Afrin on Thursday, weeks after it was captured by ...

Turkey urges US to clear 'confusion' over Syria's Manbij

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Turkey urges US to clear 'confusion' over Syria's Manbij

The city of Manbij, held by the People's Protection Units (YPG) Kurdish militia, has become a major headache in relations between NATO allies ...

Despite Trump vow, quick US pullout from Syria unlikely

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Despite Trump vow, quick US pullout from Syria unlikely

Although Trump promised a quick pullout from Syria, US forces may be committed to the country for some time to come.

US warns Turkey over civilians caught in Syria assault

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US warns Turkey over civilians caught in Syria assault

Washington has expressed its concerns to Turkey over the exodus of thousands of Kurdish civilians from the Syrian city of Afrin.

Arson attacks hit Turkish community sites in Germany

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Arson attacks hit Turkish community sites in Germany

Turkish mosques and community centres continue to be targeted in Germany, with pro-Kurdish sites claiming the attacks were carried out by ...

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US embassy in Turkey closes over 'security threat'

The United States' diplomatic mission in Turkey's capital will be closed to the public due to security concerns.

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Four police assaulted at pro-Kurd rally in Berlin

A demonstration held in Berlin denouncing Turkey's military offensive in Syria turned violent on Saturday after reports suggested four police ...

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Iraq's ethnic, religious groups fragmented as elections loom

Iranian-backed Shia militias allied with the Baghdad government also appear set to gain influence, with Sunnis worried about waning influence.

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Blast in Syria's Qamishli kills four

At least four were killed in a car bomb in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishil in Syria.

Kurds 'cut deal with Syrian regime to enter Afrin'

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Kurds 'cut deal with Syrian regime to enter Afrin'

Kurdish officials have announced that Syrian regime forces will enter Afrin to help Kurdish militias repel Turkey's ongoing military offensive.

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Iraqi refugees wait to return in Syrian refugee camps

Iraqis, fleeing battles with the Islamic State group, or hoping to reach Turkey, have become trapped in refugee camps in north Syria.

US-led coalition says 'adjusting' down forces in Iraq

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US-led coalition says 'adjusting' down forces in Iraq

The US has said its mission in Iraq will become one of 'stabilisation' rather than taking territory from the Islamic State group.

Rome bans protests ahead of Erdogan talks with pope

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Rome bans protests ahead of Erdogan talks with pope

Italian authorities have imposed a 24-hour ban on demonstrations during Erdogan's trip to the Vatican.

Syrian rebel support for Turkey's Afrin operation

Sam Hamad

Syrian rebel support for Turkey's Afrin operation

Comment: Why are as many as 20,000 Turkish-trained and armed Syrian rebels currently doing the bidding of Turkey against the PYD in Afrin? asks ...

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