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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 ...

US Judge Blocks Deportation of Over 100 Iraqi Nationals

BAS News - 2017-06-23 21:28
SOFIA — US judge temporarily blocked the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi nationals detained by the US Immigration authorities in Michigan. US District Judge Mark Goldsmith issued an order on Thursday, blocking the deportation of the Iraqi nationals fo ...

British YPG fighters release statement on Grenfell disaster

Kom News - 2017-06-23 16:48
British fighters in the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria have released a video statement on the Grenfell Tower fire which authorities say killed 58 people as flames engulfed the building. Locals, however, claim the death toll is much high ...

Turkey sends military reinforcements into Syria

KurdPress - 2017-06-22 10:11
The Turkish authorities on Wednesday sent new military reinforcements into northern Syria, including troops, vehicles and equipment, local sources reported. ...

East Kurdistan roads shambles citizens

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-06-18 18:32
According to a report by the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, has reached the 2016 only road Kurdistan province, 314 people were killed and about twice the dead were wounded in Kermanshah , Ilam and Orumieh statistics from the authorities not provided, ...

Bukan gold merchants closed down their shops.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-06-18 18:32
According to a report by Kurdistan Human Rights Association , has reached a Tax authorities in Bukan and more in East Kurdistan by visiting shopkeepers gold sales of which asked that VAT 9% with the income tax for the 2017, to fund tax to pay . Bukan jewe ...

Turkey Imposes Curfew on 39 Diyarbakir Villages

BAS News - 2017-06-17 21:51
ERBIL — Turkish local authorities have placed dozens of Kurdish villages in Diyarbakir province under curfew for a new phase of military operations. According to an official statement by Diyarbakir Governorate, 39 villages of the province are included in ...

US Immigration Authorities to Deport Kurdish Man for Minor Convictions

BAS News - 2017-06-17 18:56
SOFIA — A Kurdish man, living in the United States with minor convictions, was detained by the US immigration authorities, as part of an ongoing roundup of Iraqi nationals. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), detained Sarkaut Taro, a Kurdis ...

Erdoğan slams US decision to charge his bodyguards for Washington brawl

Waar Media - 2017-06-16 16:21
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan slammed a recent decision by US authorities to announce criminal charges against 12 members of Erdoğan’s security detail for attacking protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence on May 16. Spe ...

US issues warrants for 12 Erdogan aides over embassy brawl

Waar Media - 2017-06-16 09:03
WAAR-DUHOK: US authorities said Thursday they have issued arrest warrants for 12 members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail accused of assaulting protesters during a street brawl in Washington. Washington Police Chief Peter Newsh ...

Iran: arrests dozens of Kurds in different cities following Tehran attacks

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-06-16 02:06
Iranian authorities have arrested almost dozens Kurdish citizens in different cities in accusation of membership in Salafi groups following Tehran attacks on 7 June 2017, that killed 17 people. According to information obtained by Kurdistan Human Rights ...

US Sanctions a Financial Operator for the Islamic State

BAS News - 2017-06-15 21:57
SOFIA — The US has sanctioned a financial operator for the so-called Islamic State (IS) extremist group. Umar al-Kubaysi, an Iraq-based financial operator for the Islamic State in Iraq was sanctioned by the US authorities, according to a press release by ...

A Grave Containing 300 Corpses Found in Tikrit

BAS News - 2017-06-10 16:21
ERBIL — A mass grave has been found by Iraqi authorities. The grave, located in the city of Tikrit, about 230 km south of Mosul, contains approximately 300 corpses. The people were killed by Islamic State (IS) militants, according to Iraqi authorities, a ...

Iraqi Authorities Discover Artifacts from Mosul Museum in IS House

BAS News - 2017-06-06 21:54
LEEDS — The Interior Ministry of Iraq discovered a number of artifacts inside a house belonging to an Islamic State (IS) member who fled eastern Mosul when the area was liberated earlier this year. Brigadier General Saad Maan, spokesperson for the Minist ...

‘Cooperation with Kurds an obligation’ US tells Turkish Prime Minister

Waar Media - 2017-06-05 16:17
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States has informed the Turkish authorities about the start of an operation to liberate Syria’s Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) in cooperation with Syrian Kurdish forces, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Sunday. Accord ...

Turkey briefly detains spokesman for Kurdish HDP party Osman Baydemir

E-Kurd - 2017-06-04 22:57
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Turkish authorities briefly detained the spokesman of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) for insulting police on Friday, a party lawmaker said, the latest detention of a high-profile politician from ...

218 Curfews Imposed in Turkey in Two Years: Human Rights Organization

BAS News - 2017-06-04 19:38
ERBIL— In the course of nearly two years, Turkish authorities imposed 218 curfews in the mainly Kurdish areas in eastern and southeastern Turkey, according to a survey by a human rights association. Human Rights Foundation (İHD) reported that from Aug. 1 ...

HDP Spokesperson Released Shortly After Arrest by Turkish Authorities

BAS News - 2017-06-02 19:29
ISTANBUL — The spokesperson of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Osman Baydemir, was taken into custody and released after being interrogated by the Turkish authorities on Friday. Baydemir was arrested by the police and taken to a court in ...

Turkey's pro-Kurdish party spokesman detained: CNN Turk

Reuters - 2017-06-02 14:19
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish authorities detained the spokesman of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) for insulting police, CNN Turk said on Friday, the latest detention of a high-profile politician from the Kurdish-rooted opposition. ...

Venezuelan judge shot dead at barricade as unrest persists

Reuters - 2017-06-01 17:43
CARACAS (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead a Venezuelan judge at a street barricade in the latest fatality from two months of anti-government unrest that have killed at least 61 people, authorities said on Thursday. ...

Tehran Oscar ceremony for Iran director cancelled

Kurdpa - 2017-05-31 19:39
KURDPA - A Tehran ceremony to hail Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's Oscar win for his movie "A Separation" has been cancelled by authorities, media reported on Monday without giving an explanation. ...

Maliki Should Be Asked to Clarify His Threatening Remarks: PUK Leader

BAS News - 2017-05-31 18:35
A KIU leader also warns against siding with Iraqi VP against Kurdistan ERBIL— Kurdistan Region authorities should follow up the threats made by the Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki and ask him to explain his opposition to the rights of Kurdistan Regi ...

First Iranian Kurd executed after Rouhani’s re-election as president

E-Kurd - 2017-05-31 11:21
KERMASHAN, Iranian Kurdistan,— A 33-year-old has became the first Kurd to be executed by the Iranian government since Hassan Rouhani’s re-election as Iranian President earlier this week. Iranian authorities have executed as many 328 Kurds in the first fo ...

CPJ calls on Iraqi Kurdistan to release Kurdish TV reporter

E-Kurd - 2017-05-31 11:21
NEW YORK,— Authorities in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region should immediately release Aram Bakhtiar, a journalist for the Kurdish broadcaster Nalia Radio TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Wednesday. Kurdish security forces arrested Bakhtiar on May ...

Iran executes renowned Kurdish wrestler after 10 years in prison

E-Kurd - 2017-05-31 11:21
KERMASHAN, Iranian Kurdistan,— An accomplished Kurdish wrestler in Iranian Kurdistan was executed by authorities after an order from the judiciary. The organization Human Rights Activists in Eastern (Iranian) Kurdistan reported that Hojatollah Tedro and ...

Turkey issues detention warrant for Kurdish HDP spokesman Osman Baydemir

E-Kurd - 2017-05-31 11:21
ANKARA,— Turkish authorities announced they had issued an arrest warrant for Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party HDP’s spokesperson on Tuesday, according to the Turkish media. The HDP previously had announced that Osman Baydemir was to deliver a speech at ...

Turkish Authorities Issue Arrest Warrant for HDP Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-05-31 00:15
LEEDS — The Spokesperson of the People's Democratic Party (HDP) Osman Baydemir was arrested on Tuesday after a warrant was issued by the Turkish authorities. Turkish authorities announced they have issued an arrest warrant for HDP’s spokesperson, after h ...

Turkey issues arrest warrant for pro-Kurdish HDP Spokesperson

Waar Media - 2017-05-30 16:43
WAAR-DUHOK: On Tuesday, the Turkish government issued an arrest warrant for the pro-Kurdish party of People’s Democratic Party (HDP) spokesperson Osman Baydemir. Previously, Baydemir was temporarily detained by Turkish authorities but was later released. ...

KDP and PUK to Meet for Setting the Date of Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-05-30 13:53
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region authorities will begin to negotiate with Baghdad after the anticipated independence referendum is held to determine the borders, said an official, noting that efforts are underway to urge the US, EU and the International Coalitio ...

17 Sunni Kurdish prisoners End Hunger Strikes in Orumiyeh Prison After 3 Days

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-05-30 02:01
On May 27, 17 Sunni, Kurdish prisoners ended a 3-day hunger strikes in Orumiyeh prison by threats and promises of authorities in Prison. They have been on hunger strike to protest against the lack of “Crime Based Wards Separation” rule in Orumiyeh prison ...

Nearly 60 Villages in Diyarbakir Placed Under Curfew

BAS News - 2017-05-28 20:12
ERBIL — Turkish authorities on Sunday placed 59 villages in the Kurdish province of Diyarbakir under curfew as military operations are being intensified against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the areas. According to a statement issued by Diyarbaki ...

Egypt blocks financial newspaper website, widening media blackout

Reuters - 2017-05-28 19:04
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has blocked the website of one of its most prominent financial newspapers, the paper's owner said on Sunday, expanding a media blackout initiated last week to curb what authorities called support for terrorism and fake news. ...

PKK Striving to Stay in Iraq via Maliki's Coalition: MP

BAS News - 2017-05-28 17:40
ERBIL— With the support of the State of Law Coalition (SLC), led by the Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki, Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is trying hard to guarantee its stay in Iraq to the dismay of the Kurdistan Region authorities, said an MP to the ...

Ronaldo Pays $7 Million in Outstanding Tax to Escape Jail Sentence

Waar Media - 2017-05-28 13:48
WAAR-DHOK: The Real Madrid star has paid €6 million ($6.7 million) in a bid to placate the Spanish tax authorities, who have opened an investigation into his tax affairs after an expose by Football Leaks, a journalistic consortium. Real Madrid star Crist ...

Morocco authorities arrest 20 after clashes in north - agency

Reuters - 2017-05-28 00:59
RABAT (Reuters) - Moroccan authorities have arrested 20 people following violent clashes between police and protesters in the northern city of Al-Hoceima on Friday evening, the local prosecutor said on Saturday. ...

26 killed in attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt

Roji Kurd - 2017-05-27 00:17
Roji Kurd: At least 26 Coptic Christians were killed and another 25 wounded when buses they were traveling in were attacked by gunmen in central Egypt, authorities said on Friday. The attack occurred as the buses were heading to the St. Samuel Monastery n ...

China executes former senior police officer for murder, bribery

Reuters - 2017-05-26 07:07
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities on Friday executed the former police chief of the northern region of Inner Mongolia after convicting him of murder, bribery, and possession of fire arms and explosives, state media reported. ...

China police arrest 44 in $140 million online scam

Reuters - 2017-05-26 03:44
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's police have arrested 44 people over a scam which saw many as 93,000 people contribute start-up capital to "unfreeze" assets smuggled overseas when the Nationalist government was overthrown in 1949, police authorities said late ...
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