Ali Mohammadian noticed his pupil was being bullied, and shaved his head to show his support
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Tuesday 08 May 2012
Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish troops have killed five Kurdish rebels in an overnight clash in southeast Turkey.
Friday 27 April 2012
Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr visited the president of the autonomous northern Kurdistan region yesterday seeking to ease tensions between Baghdad and the Kurds that have threatened the coalition government.
Tuesday 06 March 2012
Oil production may be booming in Iraq, but punters were being told yesterday not to get their hopes up. While its government announced that its daily output had moved above 3m barrels for the first time since the 1970s, City scribes were warning that the risks of operating in the country were not being taken seriously enough.
Wednesday 15 February 2012
Two Turkish soldiers and 15 Kurdish rebels have been killed in clashes in Sirnak, in the country's south-east.
Sunday 01 January 2012
World View: Its three main communities – Shia, Sunni and Kurd – cannot seem to run the country together, and yet none can run it alone
Thursday 29 December 2011
Turkey's air force attacked suspected Kurdish rebel targets across the border in Iraq, the military said Thursday, but Kurdish officials claimed many of the roughly 35 people killed were teenaged smugglers mistaken for guerrillas.
Friday 23 December 2011
The deal the Americans did with the Shia, Sunni and Kurds was always uneasy
Thursday 22 December 2011
Maliki's demands for handover of rival heighten fears of sectarian strife
Sunday 18 December 2011
US oil supermajor Exxon Mobil is understood to have sounded out London-listed Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) over a possible deal that could value the Kurdistan-focused group at around £7bn.
Friday 16 December 2011
The US invaded Iraq in 2003 in a show of strength after 9/11 to prove it was the world's sole superpower. But the war demonstrated that the US did not have the political and military might to determine the future of Iraq.
Saturday 03 December 2011
Rioters attacked liquor stores, a massage parlor and hotels after being stirred up by fiery sermons in a predominantly Kurdish city in north Iraq, police officials said today. Pro-government crowds then attacked Islamist party offices in retaliation, they said.
Monday 14 November 2011
The British Government waded into the legal battle over control of oil in Kurdistan yesterday, calling on Baghdad to stop obstructing the development of the region's reserves.
Monday 14 November 2011
Sunday 13 November 2011
Saturday 12 November 2011
Baghdad threatens to throw ExxonMobil out after Kurdistan deal
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
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- 3 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 5 Tim Sherwood column: 'It started as a three-horse race but turned into the Grand National'