Wednesday, 8th February 2023
<To guardian.ng
Search

The Kurds, a nation without a state: A century-long fight for rights and autonomy

By France24
04 January 2023   |   2:36 pm
In this special edition of Middle East Matters, we focus on the Kurds. Spread across four nations, they are the world's largest stateless ethnic group. Indigenous to the Middle East and numbering at least 35 million, the Kurds have sought to establish a homeland of their own since the fall of the Ottoman Empire in the 1920s.

Related

13 Nov
Chechnya's pro-Kremlin strongman Ramzan Kadyrov has sent soldiers to help Russia, but Ukraine has a battalion named after a Chechen independence leader. The battalion is full of Chechen volunteers determined to fight Russia.
16 Nov
Bayern Munich cruised past Schalke to make it 10 wins in a row in their last match before the World Cup. Jamal Musiala was the star again as Bayern's Germany contingent appear ready to bring their club form to Qatar.
14 Nov
The German embassy in Cairo accused Egyptian security officials of monitoring and filming events at the German pavilion in the climate conference venue. Berlin has used its presence to highlight human rights issues. The German embassy in Cairo accused Egyptian security officials of monitoring and filming events at the German pavilion in the climate conference venue. Berlin has used its presence to highlight human rights issues.
19 Nov
The Gulf nation of Qatar is hosting the FIFA World Cup, even as human rights groups document the colossal loss of life among migrant labourers working on the country's massive construction programme. Moreover, Qatar's attitude to same-sex relationships has prompted calls for the Emirate to be shunned.
26 Nov
Rights groups and a prominent cleric have warned of a military crackdown in the Kurdish city, following intense protests there. Meanwhile, Iran arrested two actresses, and its football captain spoke up at the World Cup.
21 Nov
German soccer boss Bernd Neuendorf said his team was prepared to be fined for wearing a multi-colored armband in Qatar. He also didn't rule out other protest actions by German players at the World Cup.
24 Nov
Print journalism subscriptions and readership have been plummeting as people increasingly get their information from digital sources.
27 Nov
The UN Human Rights Council was considering an international investigation into the human rights situation in Iran. Tehran said the West "lack the moral credibility" to criticize it.
30 Nov
A now-deleted graphic of the Group B standings posted on Saturday across U.S. Soccer's official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts displayed a plain green, white and red flag.
3 Dec
Several hundred people gathered to protest remarks that blamed young women for Poland's low birthrate. The Women's Strike movement has frequently protested attacks on women's rights.
4 Dec
We look at shocking video footage of migrants being tasered or beaten by law enforcement in June at Melilla, a Spanish border post with Morocco. An investigation by several European newspaper sheds light on the violence, in which at least 23 asylum seekers were killed.
1 Dec
After months of buildup, the European Commission has backed withholding billions of EU funds from Hungary. Despite recent reforms, Budapest must do more to address risks to core democratic standards, EU officials say.