U.S. suspects Islamic State used chemical agent against Kurds in Iraq

Aug 14, 2015

U.S. suspects Islamic State used chemical agent against Kurds in Iraq

The United States is investigating whether the Islamic State used chemical weapons, the White House said Thursday, following allegations that the group’s militants deployed chemical weapons against Kurdish forces in northern Iraq. Alistair Baskey, a spokesman for the White House’s National Security Council, said ...

Long taboo, Kurdish culture sees a renaissance in Syria

Aug 13, 2015

Long taboo, Kurdish culture sees a renaissance in Syria

Driving through parts of northeastern Syria, Vian Khouzy points proudly to dozens of new road signs printed in Kurdish. “It’s a dream come true,” he said. The 33-year old works as a taxi driver in areas controlled by the autonomous Kurdish administration in northern ...

Jul 24, 2015

Pentagon chief Carter visits Iraqi Kurdistan

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter met Iraqi Kurdish President Massud Barzani Friday on the second day of a trip to Iraq aimed at reviewing efforts to defeat the Islamic State group. The U.S. Defense Secretary reiterated his commitment to assisting the autonomous northern Iraqi region, ...