Kurdish Activists

Briefs, January 24, 2013

A chimp at a research centre in Louisiana. Photo: NYT

Rebels on rampage at Syria's religious sites

Thursday, 24 January, 2013, 4:37am

Briefs, January 23, 2013

A British Airways jet taxis at Heathrow. Photo: Reuters

Netanyahu poised for third term as PM

23 Jan 2013 - 3:48am

Suspect in Paris Kurd slaying before judge

The three Kurdish women (left to right) Fidan Dogan, Leyla Soeylemez and Sakine Cansiz found shot dead at the Kurdish cultural centre. Photos: Reuters

An associate of three female Kurdish activists shot dead in Paris will appear in court on Monday for an indictment hearing in connection with the triple murder, judicial sources said.

The man was one of two ethnic Kurds detained last week by a specialist anti-terrorist unit in connection with the January 9 slaying.

21 Jan 2013 - 6:12pm

PKK woman Sakine Cansiz shot 'to wreck peace talks' says family

A memorial for Sakine Cansiz, in front of the place she was shot. Photo: EPA

Thousands of Kurds, many coming from Germany, vowed revenge as they rallied yesterday in Paris over the killing of three top Kurdish activists from a separatist group considered a terrorist organisation by Turkey.

13 Jan 2013 - 5:47am

Briefs, January 12, 2013

A woman hold pictures of three murdered female Kurdish activists during a demonstration of Kurdish organizations in Hamburg, northern Germany. Photo: AP

Saudi King Abdullah appointed 30 women to the previously all-male consultative Shura Council in decrees published yesterday, marking a historic first as he pushes reforms in the ultra-conservative kingdom. 

12 Jan 2013 - 4:01am