Ahmad Khani, also spelled Ahmad-i Khani (Kurdish: Ehmedê Xanî‎; 1650, Hakkari – 1707, Doğubayazıt), was a Kurdish writer, poet, astronomer and philosopher.[1] He was born amongst the Khani's tribe in Hakkari province in present-day Turkey. He moved to Bayezid in Ritkan province and settled there. Later he started with teaching Kurdish (Kurmanji) at basic level. Khani was fluent in Kurdish, Arabic and Persian. He wrote his...

The Secret Origins of the U.S.-Kurdish Relationship Explain Today’s Disaster The seeds of Washington’s abandonment of the Kurds traces back to a classified document written in the 1970s by Henry Kissinger.   BY BRYAN R. GIBSON [caption id="attachment_16154" align="alignnone" width="800"] Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, meets US...

THE KURDISH COMMUNITY IN LEBANON Lokman I. Meho* and Farah W. Kawtharani   This paper provides a general background of the Kurdish community in Lebanon, including their history, geography, ethno-linguistic diversity, citizenship and socioeconomic status, and associational organization. The paper also discusses the reasons why Kurds are not well integrated into the Lebanese...