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Bombed Mosul bridge still lifeline for long-suffering civilians
Reuters - 2017-01-11 14:52
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The rubble of a bridge blown up by Islamic State in Mosul to block advancing Iraqi forces has become a lifeline for civilians as more and more of the northern city breaks loose from the grip of the ultra-hardline militants. ...

Japan opens Consulate General in Kurdistan
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-11 14:51
Japanese flag waving on the top of an Embassy in Berlin, Germany. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Fighters advancing towards Raqqa from two directions unite
ANF/English - 2017-01-11 14:46
Wrath of Euphrates fighters advancing towards Raqqa from Ayn Îsa and Kadiriye directions have united in the village of Kermanco. ...

Defendants in Özgür Gündem case: The struggle will continue
ANF/English - 2017-01-11 14:46
Hearing in the case against the Özgür Gündem Editors-in-Chief on Watch campaign participants has resumed at an Istanbul court today. ...

28 people detained during house raids in Cizre
ANF/English - 2017-01-11 14:46
Turkish police detained 28 people during house raids in Şırnak's Cizre district. ...

Top press rights defender in Turkey court for 'terror propaganda'
Yahoo - 2017-01-11 14:37

Coalition confirms U.S. forces launched raid near Deir ez-Zor
NRT - 2017-01-11 14:34

Greek court told Turkish soldiers in danger if extradited
NRT - 2017-01-11 14:34

[Video] MP films his movement being violated at Prde Checkpoint
NRT - 2017-01-11 14:21

Breivik grows more convinced by Nazi-style ideology, Norway says
Reuters - 2017-01-11 14:20
SKIEN, Norway (Reuters) - Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is still a threat and ever more convinced by his Nazi-style ideology, Norway's attorney general said on Wednesday in defending Breivik's near-isolation in jail after a court ruled the conditions ...

Washington says Erbil must get its share of foreign loans to Iraq
Rûdaw - 2017-01-11 14:01
We believe it should be to the benefit of all Iraqis, and that includes the citizens or the people of the Kurdistan Region ...

Migrant crisis: significant drop in German asylum seekers
Waar Media - 2017-01-11 14:00
Waar, Duhok: Number of asylum seekers in Germany has significantly dropped last year, German government said. In 2016, only 280,000 asylum seekers arrived in the county, a drop of more than 600,000 on the previous year. The German Interior minister attrib ...

Russia denies having ‘compromising’ Trump information
Waar Media - 2017-01-11 14:00
Waar, Duhok: Russia said its intelligence agency doesn’t have compromising material about Donald Trump, responding to claims that Russia had information about Trump involving prostitutes. Dmitry Peskov, President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, said the alleg ...

Obama’s farewell speech: defend your democracy
Waar Media - 2017-01-11 14:00
Waar,Duhok: Outgoing US President Barack Obama gave an emotional farewell speech and called on Americana to defend their democracy. “By almost every measure, America is a better, stronger place” than it was eight years ago when he took office, he told tho ...

Iraqi forces push deeper into northeast Mosul
Waar Media - 2017-01-11 14:00
Waar, Duhok: Iraqi forces pushed against Islamic State in east Mosul and fought the militants in areas near the Tigris on Wenesday. The elite Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) pushed into the northeastern Sadeeq neighborhood, officers on the ground said. Ac ...

Iran executed 109 Kurds in 2016, human rights group says
Waar Media - 2017-01-11 14:00
Waar, Duhok: Islamic Republic of Iran executed 109 Kurds from Rojhalat, also known as Iranian Kurdistan, on charges of trading drugs last year, a human rights group said. Hangaw human rights group said the Iranian regime had arrested and tortured hundreds ...

Hundreds of Foreigners Jailed in Turkey Over Alleged Links to Daesh
Sputnik - 2017-01-11 13:43

Wrath of Euphrates Spokesperson: We are avenging all the women
ANF/English - 2017-01-11 13:26
Wrath of Euphrates Action Room Spokesperson Cîhan Şêx Ehmed said Raqqa, declared the capital of the caliphate by the ISIS gangs, will be liberated in the leadership and command of women. ...

HPG reports ongoing Turkish airstrikes on Medya Defense Zones
ANF/English - 2017-01-11 13:26
HPG reported continued airstrikes by Turkish aircraft on guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in South Kurdistan territory. ...

Turkish troops in Bashiqa will withdraw after Mosul Operation: Iraqi envoy
KurdPress - 2017-01-11 13:25
Turkish troops at the Bashiqa camp in northern Iraq will withdraw after the completion of the Mosul Operation against the Islamic State (IS), the Iraqi ambassador said Jan. 11. ...

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