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Direct Flights Between Erbil and Urmia to Resume

BAS News - 2017-09-23 15:31
ERBIL — Iranian authorities have ensured that direct flights between Urmia and Erbil will soon be resumed after a temporary halt. Ahmed Montazemi, head of a provincial office for Iran’s Foreign Ministry in Urmia, confirmed the report and told Fars News A ...

Referendum now lies in people's hands: Barzani

KurdPress - 2017-09-22 19:39
Most of the authorities who currently rule the Iraqi government have the same mentality of exterminating the people of Kurdistan, said Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Friday, emphasizing that the people of Kurdistan refuse living within Iraqi ...

Barzani: Referendum Now Lies in People's Hands

BAS News - 2017-09-22 17:28
ERBIL— Most of the authorities who currently rule the Iraqi government have the same mentality of exterminating the people of Kurdistan, said Kurdistan Region President on Friday, emphasizing that the people of Kurdistan refuse living within Iraqi border ...

Iran: Two Kurds Executed

BAS News - 2017-09-20 11:18
ERBIL — Judicial authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran have reportedly carried out the execution sentences for two Kurdish individuals in the western province of Lorestan. According to Human Rights Activists News Agency (HERANA), the two Kurdish ci ...

Zeynab Jalalian Banned from Family Visits by Prison Authorities

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-09-19 02:00
During a short interview with Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), Zeynab Jalalian talked about her ill health and the suspension of weekly visits with her family by the Prison Intelligence Bureau. This political prison has spent the past 10 years in th ...

Iranian authorities refuse revealing 3 kurds’ fate

ANHA - 2017-09-11 15:46
NEWS DESK- The Iranian authorities refused to disclose the fate of 3 Kurdish citizens from Kamyaran in Sunna governorate in Rojhilat Kurdistan. According to a statement of Human Rights Association in Eastern of Kurdistan, “the Iranian intelligence (Atlaat ...

1,400 Foreign Wives, Children of IS Suspects Held by Iraqi Authorities

BAS News - 2017-09-11 13:56
ERBIL — As the Islamic State (IS) is nearing its end in Iraq, Baghdad authorities revealed that they are holding 1,400 foreign wives and children of IS suspects. Cited by al-Arabia, unnamed Iraqi intelligence officers said that most of the women and chil ...

KCP calls for cohesion to face Iranian regime

ANHA - 2017-09-10 12:26
The Kurdistan Communist Party condemned the crimes committed by the Iranian authorities against the oppressed peoples working for change and democracy, and called on all the forces fighting freedom and justice in the Rojhilat Kurdistan, Baluchistan, Ahwaz ...

Dersim burning again

ANHA - 2017-09-09 16:28
NEWS DESK- In the result of the Turkish army’s military operations, fire has broken out in Dersim forests since months while the Turkish authorities prevent people from putting out the flames. Dozens of hectors of forests have been burned in Dersim area i ...

Turkey Imposes Curfew over 27 Kurdish Districts

BAS News - 2017-09-06 15:33
ERBIL — Turkish local authorities in the eastern province of Bingöl has declared curfew in 27 districts as military operations are ongoing against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Bingöl governor’s office said in an official statement that the curfew star ...

Iraq begins criminal proceedings against German ISIS schoolgirl

Waar Media - 2017-09-06 14:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi authorities have started criminal proceedings against a German teenager who was captures after joining the Islamic State group in Iraq. Linda Wenzel, 16, was formally charged along with three other German women following their capture d ...

Russia to Relocate Its Embassy in Baghdad for Security Measures

BAS News - 2017-09-06 14:01
ERBIL — Russian authorities are now in negotiations with the Iraqi counterparts to soon change the location of its embassy in the capital city of Baghdad due to serious security threats, an official said. “The negotiations to provide Russia with a new si ...

Five People Arrested, Charged with Murder of Iranian Kurdish Porters

BAS News - 2017-09-06 11:38
ERBIL — Following a widespread protest at the wake of killing two Kurdish porters by the Iranian border guards, the military authorities have reportedly arrested five soldiers suspected to have been engaged in the direct fire. The report has been confirm ...

German Girl Could Face Death Penalty After Joining IS

BAS News - 2017-09-05 23:33
ERBIL — A sixteen-year-old German teenager who joined the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq could face death penalty, according to German diplomats. The German authorities are currently trying to get Lina Wenzel back to her home country, where she could spend a ...

Blast hits bus carrying Turkish prison guards in Izmir, several wounded

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
ANKARA,— Seven people were wounded when an explosion hit a shuttle bus carrying prison guards in the Turkish coastal province of Izmir on Thursday, and authorities were investigating a possible terrorist attack, the local mayor said. The bus was hit as i ...

Iran: A Sunni Kurdish Prisoner Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-08-29 02:02
Yesterday,The Rajaee Shahr prison authorities in Karaj confirmed the news about execution of Seyed Jamal Mousavi, the “Sunni Kurdish prisoner” from the city of Sanadaj while announcing that his body has been handed over to security forces. According to t ...

HDP condemns Turkish expulsion of PUK representative

KurdPress - 2017-08-25 21:35
Turkey's pro-Kurdish Democratic Peoples' Party on Thursday blasted the Turkish authorities for deporting the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (YNK) representative in Ankara Behroz Gelali. ...

Abadi Urges Kurdistan To Cancel Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-22 20:17
ERBIL— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday urged Kurdistan Region authorities to "seriously" reconsider plans to hold independence referendum and cancel the vote. In his weekly address, Abadi commented on the recent visit of Kurdistan referen ...

Iraqi Authorities in Mosul Sentence Four IS Members to Death

BAS News - 2017-08-22 03:18
ERBIL — Iraqi judicial authorities in Mosul sentenced four Islamic States (IS) members to death on Sunday, including a man who was recruiting militants across the Nineveh province. The death sentences are the first ones issued in liberated Mosul, Kurdist ...

Turkish hurdles prevent Syrians’ return to their land

ANHA - 2017-08-19 16:15
AL-SHAHBA – The Turkish authorities prevented dozens of Syrians from returning to their land via the Bab El-Salama border crossing on the grounds that they did not have a record allowing them to enter Syrian territory via the internet. A Turkish media age ...

Can vehicle attacks be prevented?

BBC - 2017-08-18 04:03
In just over a year Europe has seen seven attacks where vehicles have been used as weapons. Security correspondent Gordon Corera looks at what authorities are doing about it. ...

Kurdish Inmate Executed in Iran

BAS News - 2017-08-15 16:19
ERBIL — Iranian judiciary authorities carried out on Tuesday the execution sentence against a Kurdish inmate in the northwestern province of Western Azerbaijan. Human rights monitoring group Hangaw identified the executed as Khalid Amini, from Mahabad. H ...

64 deaths at India hospital without oxygen

Waar Media - 2017-08-14 17:41
WAAR-DUHOK: At least 64 children have died over six days at a government hospital in northern India that suffered oxygen shortages, officials said Saturday. Authorities have launched an inquiry into the causes of the oxygen disruption but denied reports ...

Around 12 IS Children Held by Iraqi Authorities in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-08-10 23:06
BAGHDAD — More than 12 children affiliated to the so-called Islamic State were taken by the Iraqi authorities and are held in social care, according to a government minister. Mohamed Shayya al-Sudani, Iraq’s Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, told Al ...

A Kurdish Inmate Executed in West Azerbaijan, Iran

BAS News - 2017-08-08 12:50
ERBIL — An Iranian Kurdish prisoner was executed on Tuesday, August 8th, by the Iranian authorities in Urmia city of West Azerbaijan province in northwest of Iran. According to Hengaw, a human rights agency, Ibrahim Arisi from Bokan city of West Azerbaij ...

Turkey Arrests Three Iraqis Affiliated to IS

BAS News - 2017-08-06 23:55
ERBIL — Three Iraqi men were arrested by the Turkish authorities on suspicion of being affiliated to the so-called Islamic State (IS), a Turkish security source said on Sunday. According to the source, who spoke to Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymit ...

Iranian authorities executed two Kurdish prisoners in Urmia

Hengaw - 2017-08-06 03:00
Hengaw: Two Iranian Kurdish prisoners were executed on Saturday, August 5th, by the Iranian authorities in Urmia city of West Azerbaijan province The post Iranian authorities executed two Kurdish prisoners in Urmia appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

Two Iranian Kurdish Prisoners Executed in Urmia, Iran

BAS News - 2017-08-05 10:04
ERBIL — Two Iranian Kurdish prisoners were executed on Saturday, August 5th, by the Iranian authorities in Urmia city of West Azerbaijan province in northwest of Iran. According to Hengaw, a human rights agency, Said Pour Hormzi from Naghadeh, and Hussei ...

Blaze rips through Dubai skyscraper The Torch

Waar Media - 2017-08-04 13:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Panicked residents fled one of the tallest towers in the glitzy Gulf city state of Dubai early on Friday after a fire ripped through it, the second blaze to hit the skyscraper in as many years. Authorities said no casualties were reported fro ...

Iranian authorities executed a Kurdish political prisoner in Sanandaj

Hengaw - 2017-08-03 03:00
Hengaw: An Iranian Kurdish political inmate was executed on Wednesday, August 2, by the Iranian authorities in Sanandaj city of Kurdistan province, The post Iranian authorities executed a Kurdish political prisoner in Sanandaj appeared first on Human Rig ...

First Iranian Kurdish Political Prisoner Executed in August

BAS News - 2017-08-02 12:24
He was charged with membership of an opposition party ERBIL — An Iranian Kurdish political inmate was executed on Wednesday, August 2, by the Iranian authorities in Sanandaj city of Kurdistan province, northwest Iran. According to Hengaw, a human rights ...

Australia ‘foils terrorist attack’ involving an airplane

Waar Media - 2017-07-30 18:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Australian authorities have averted an Islamist-inspired plot to take down an airplane, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced. Anti-terrorism police have raided several properties in Sydney. Australian authorities stopped a terrorist ...

Wildfires force French Riviera evacuations

Waar Media - 2017-07-27 22:39
WAAR-DUHOK: French authorities ordered the evacuation of up to 12,000 people around a picturesque hilltop town in the southern Côte d’Azur region as fires hopscotched around the Mediterranean coast for a third day Wednesday. A raging wildfire began late ...

Iran Executes Five Kurdish Inmates

BAS News - 2017-07-26 11:19
ERBIL — The judiciary authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran executed on Wednesday five other Kurdish inmates, including one woman, for different charges. Iranian Kurdish human rights monitoring group (Hangaw) said that the executed people were char ...

Prisoner Hanged on Drug Charges in Mianduab

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-07-26 02:00
The Iranian authorities has executed a prisoner on drug-related charges at Mianduab Prison on Sunday, July 23, 2017. He was taken to solitary confinement cells a day before his execution. In an interview with Kurdistan Human Rights Network, an informed s ...

Iran Executes Two Kurdish Inmates in Lorestan

BAS News - 2017-07-23 12:16
ERBIL — Two Kurdish prisoners were executed on Saturday in Khorramabad central prison in Lorestan Province, in western Iran. According to Hengaw website for monitoring human rights in Iranian Kurdistan, authorities in Parsilon Prison of Khorramabad city ...

Kurdish Family Found in a Refrigerated Container in Ireland

BAS News - 2017-07-23 00:38
IZMIR — A Kurdish family "lucky to be alive" was discovered in a refrigerated container on a ferry in southeastern Ireland, a source from the Irish authorities said on Saturday. According to the authorities, the 40-foot refrigerated container was found o ...

Yezidi MP Calls for Safe Corridors for Yezidi Abductees in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-07-19 17:16
Hundreds of Yezidi abductees are being held in Tel Afar, Vian Dakhil says ERBIL — A Yezidi member in the Iraqi parliament called on the Iraqi security authorities to provide safe corridors for hundreds of innocent Yezidi abductees held by the Islamic Sta ...

Stricter Measures Need Be Taken for Drug Offenses in Kurdistan: MP

BAS News - 2017-07-19 13:46
Rate of drug offenses is rising in the Kurdistan Region ERBIL — A member of the Kurdistan Region Parliament warned against the increase of drug use in the Kurdistan Region and called on the authorities to take stricter procedures against drug offenses. A ...

The Politics of Islam in Mali: Separating Myth from Reality

International Crisis Group - 2017-07-18 15:02
Settling the place of Islam in Mali’s society and politics is a less visible but longer-term challenge to the state than its rebellious north and stalled peace process. The government should work toward a partnership with religious authorities to enable ...

Iraq Successfully Launches "Yaqeen 1" Missile

BAS News - 2017-07-17 17:03
ERBIL — Iraqi authorities announced on Monday, the successful launching of an Iraqi-made missile, with a warhead weight of 350 kilograms of explosives and a range of 15 kilometers. According to a statement released by the Ministry of Industry and Mineral ...

Ten Iranian Kurdish Inmates Executed in 3 Days Only

BAS News - 2017-07-17 15:12
ERBIL — Iranian judicial authorities have executed ten Kurdish inmates in three days last week, human rights activists said. According to Hangaw website which monitors human rights abuses across the Iranian Kurdistan, most of the inmates were sentenced t ...

Shi’ite Militia Threatening Failis over Kurdistan Referendum: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-16 18:19
ERBIL— Since Kurdistan Region authorities have announced plans for running the independence referendum, the Shi’ite militia of Asaeb Ahl al-Haqq is threatening Kurdish Faili minority in Baghdad, said an official on Sunday. Asra Faili, a senior member of ...

Onslaught of security forces to support the human chain from Lake Urmia

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-16 15:02
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, on Friday, 14 July 2017, a community of civil, environmental and local people was held to protect the attention of authorities and other governmental and non-governmental organizations, bo ...

Ezidkhan Forces Commander Supports Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-07-15 16:10
ERBIL — Haidar Shasho, Commander of Ezidkhan Defense Units and Leader of Ezdi Democratic Party stated that they will support Kurdistan Region’s referendum on independence, calling on the authorities in Erbil not to deprive their areas of the upcoming Sep ...

Two Kurdish Inmates Executed in Urmia, Iran

BAS News - 2017-07-15 14:46
ERBIL — Iranian authorities executed two Kurdish inmates in Urmia city of West Azerbaijan province in northwest of Iran. Hengaw news agency for monitoring human rights in Iranian Kurdistan reported that two Kurdish prisoners from the Urmia Central Prison ...

Turkey celebrates defeat of coup, one year on

Waar Media - 2017-07-15 10:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey on Saturday will hold an intense series of events to celebrate the first anniversary of the defeat of last year’s attempted coup, showcasing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s grip on power. The authorities have declared July 15 an annua ...

Turkey’s Erdogan says Iraq should avoid independence referendum

Kom News - 2017-07-10 23:33
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday it was increasingly important that neighbouring Iraq remain a unified country and said a planned Kurdish referendum on independence should not go ahead. Authorities in Kurdish northern Iraq have announced a ...

Erdogan says Iraq should avoid Kurdistan independence referendum

Waar Media - 2017-07-10 14:56
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday it was increasingly important that neighboring Iraq remain a unified country and said a planned Kurdish referendum on independence should not go ahead. Authorities in Kurdistan Region-Iraq have ...

Curfew declared in 15 areas in Gimgim, Bakur Kurdistan

ANHA - 2017-07-10 11:52
NEWS DESK- The Turkish authorities have declared curfew in 15 areas in Gimgim district, Mûş state in Bakur (North)Kurdistan under the pretext of a military operation in Kolan Mountains area. The areas the curfew was declared in are: Kolan, Tekneduzu, Yeşî ...

Huge crowd rallies in Istanbul against Turkey's post-coup crackdown

Reuters - 2017-07-10 01:28
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's main opposition leader told a huge protest rally on Sunday that the country was living under dictatorship and pledged to keep challenging the crackdown launched by the authorities after last year's failed military coup. ...

Amnesty urges leaders to stand up to Turkish rights violations

Reuters - 2017-07-08 18:33
HAMBURG (Reuters) - The head of Amnesty International urged world leaders on Saturday to stand up to "hyper-nationalist" democratically elected leaders in countries including Turkey, where authorities have detained the local director and chair of the righ ...

HDP Co-chair Demirtaş refuses to attend court hearing in handcuffs

Waar Media - 2017-07-07 12:22
WAAR-DUHOK: Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-chairperson Selahattin Demirtaş, who has been behind bars since last November, refused to attend a court hearing on Friday when prison authorities wanted to take him to the court in handcuffs. De ...

HDP's Leader Demirtaş to Attend Court Hearing in Ankara

BAS News - 2017-07-06 21:11
ERBIL — The co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, will attend his court hearing on Friday, for the first time since his arrest in November, 2016. Demirtas, who was arrested by the Turkish authorities on charges ...
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