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Apparent Execution in Paris as 3 Kurd Activists Shot

One victim is top militant Sakine Cansiz

(Newser) - Three Kurdish women were found dead at a Paris pro-Kurdish center early today, and France's interior minister is calling it an execution. The three activists were shot; local media reported they were shot in the head, but police would not confirm that, the AP reports. One of the victims... More »

Is This the Moment for a Greater Kurdistan?

Unrest in Syria strengthening Kurds position around region

(Newser) - With Syria mired in civil war, Iraq still unstable, and Iran and Turkey watching warily, could this be the last, best chance for a "Greater Kurdistan?" asks Pepe Escobar at al-Jazeera . The two major Kurdish parties in Syria have already come together to run the country's northeast, in... More »

Bombing Strikes Iranian Parade, Kills 10

Iran blames attack on 'terrorists'

(Newser) - A bomb struck a military parade in Iran today, killing 10 and wounding 57, most of them women and children, according to the provincial governor. On the state-run Press TV, authorities blamed the attack on “terrorists” who opposed the 1979 Islamic revolution, and who “have always carried out... More »

Obama to Turkey: Shape Up or No Weapons Deal

US unhappy with its stance on Iran, Israel

(Newser) - If Turkey wants to buy US weapons, it needs to change its tune on Iran and Israel, President Obama told Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. At issue: Turkey voted against UN sanctions on Iran in June and spoke out against the Israeli raid that killed nine Turks on a flotilla... More »

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