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Turkey’s war on Syrian Kurds under scrutiny
Kurdish Question - 2017-01-11 18:28
Turkey’s war on Syrian Kurds under scrutiny ...

New all-party committee to discuss referendum, independence with Baghdad
Rûdaw - 2017-01-11 18:26
It followed a high-level meeting between PUK and KDP ...

Trump assails U.S. intelligence agencies and media over Russian dossier
NRT - 2017-01-11 18:19

Trump pick Tillerson: 'Fair assumption' Putin behind hacks
BBC - 2017-01-11 18:09
Marco Rubio presses Rex Tillerson to admit Mr Putin had a hand in Russian cyber attacks on the US. ...

Iraqi forces push further into northeast Mosul
Daily Mail - 2017-01-11 17:53
By Stephen Kalin MOSUL, Iraq, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Iraqi forces made new advances against Islamic State in eastern Mosul and fought the militants in areas near... ...

Hamas sets 'honey traps' to hack Israeli soldiers' phones: army
Reuters - 2017-01-11 17:28
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Using photos of young women and Hebrew slang, the Palestinian militant group Hamas chatted up dozens of Israeli soldiers online, gaining control of their phone cameras and microphones, the military said on Wednesday. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan govt closes offices of Yazidi rights organization Yazda
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish authorities in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region confirmed that they have closed the office of the U.S.-based non-profit organization YAZDA, which advocates on behalf of the Yazidi community, because it had been involved in ...

Turkey detains Kurdish HDP lawmaker Ziya Pir
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— A lawmaker from the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) was arrested Tuesday for allegedly “insulting a public officer”, a public prosecutor said, Anadolu Agency reported. According to Diyarbakir Chief Public ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 4, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
Kurdish Peshmerga ready to retake Hawija from ISlamic State, says commander Kirkuk: Kurdish Peshmerga forces are ready to participate in the liberation of Hawija from the Islamic State (IS) but the Iraqi army is not yet prepared due to the military plans ...

Iraqi female journalist kidnapped in Baghdad has been released
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
BAGHDAD,— An Iraqi journalist who was abducted from her Baghdad home last week has been released. “Thank God, I’m fine,” Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi told the local NRT satellite TV station late Tuesday, shortly after her release. “The treated me well. They just ...

Turkish helicopters bomb the rural areas of Syrian Kurdistan: YPG
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Three Turkish military helicopters have entered Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) airspace and bombarded the rural areas of the Kurdish region. The Syrian Kurdish YPG (People’s Defense Units) Press Office said in a statement the Turki ...

Iraqi military helicopter crashed near Mosul, all crew members killed
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
BAGHDAD,— An Iraqi attack helicopter crashed Wednesday south of the Mosul battlefield, killing all four crew members, security officials said. “During an army aviation mission this morning, an aircraft crashed due to a technical failure,” the Joint Operat ...

Canadian volunteer killed fighting Islamic State alongside Syrian Kurds
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Canadian volunteer with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), Nazzareno Antonio Tassone, was killed in operation to retake the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) group, the YPG said in a statement on Tuesday. “ ...

Iraqi VP Maliki lashes out at Kurds, Saudis and Israel
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
TEHRAN,— Iraqi Vice President Nuri Maliki Nuri al-Maliki has attacked Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, Israel and Saudi Arabia at a press conference in Tehran on Wednesday, accusing them of land-grabbing, terrorism and danger to Middle East stability. Speaking of ...

Kurdistan oil flow to Turkey exceeds agreements, Iraqi PM Abadi says
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
BAGHDAD,— The export of crude oil by Kurdistan to Turkey’s Ceyhan port exceeds the amount that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Baghdad agreed upon, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Tuesday. “The region is exporting more than its sh ...

Behind the Veil of Turkey’s ‘Zero Problem’ Policy – A Kurdish Perspective
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
Ardishir Rashidi-Kalhur | Ekurd.net Republished from 2012. “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. We humans often learn from the devastating effects of natural disasters and come back to rebuild stronger, so we may be better prepa ...

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP lawmaker Leyla Birlik released from prison
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
SIRNAK, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— A lawmaker from Turkey’s Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) arrested earlier in the province of Sirnak in Turkish Kurdistan was released Wednesday, according to judicial sources, Anadolu Agency reported. HDP Sirnak D ...

Is Iraqi Kurdistan heading toward civil war?
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
Dr. Denise Natali | Al-Monitor The campaign against the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul has diverted attention from simmering problems inside the Kurdistan Region of Iraq that will affect post-conflict stabilization. Within the last several months alone, ther ...

Illegal stock exchange in Iraqi Kurdistan stole millions from residents: MP
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An Iraqi man opened an illegal stock exchange without receiving permission from the region’s government, a Kurdish lawmaker revealed on Tuesday. Member of Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Ali Hama Salih complained in a lette ...

Nadia Murad slams Iraqi Kurdistan government over YAZDA closure
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish Yazidi activist and survivor of enslavement by the Islamic State group Nadia Murad has criticized Iraqi Kurdistan government for closing YAZDA group office in Duhok city. Murad called on Iraqi Kurdistan to r ...

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