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At least 22 killed in suspected Manchester ‘terrorist attack’

Waar Media - 2017-05-23 13:54
WAAR-DUHOK: As many as 22 people have been killed and another 59 injured in the explosion that hit Manchester Arena, the Guardian reported citing police sources. According to law enforcement agencies, there are children among those killed. The terror att ...

IS Claims Manchester Attack That Killed 22, Wounded 59

BAS News - 2017-05-23 09:45
MANCHESTER — 22 people, including children, were killed and 59 others were injured in a suicide bombing which took place late Monday at 10:30pm in the foyer outside the main hall of the Manchester Arena during a concert by the American singer Ariana Gran ...

Cafeterias in Sulaimaniyah Penalized for Employing Children

BAS News - 2017-05-22 17:09
ERBIL— Several cafeterias in Sulaimaniyah have been penalized after they employed children or treated them as customers, an official stated on Monday. Speaking to BasNews, Goran Qadr, the chairman for the joint committees of mayor's office, said the offi ...

South Africa's Zuma says spate of women and child murders 'a crisis'

Reuters - 2017-05-18 17:25
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday that a spate of violent attacks against women and children represented a national "crisis" as he visited the family of a three-year old girl who was raped and killed. ...

[In Pictures] PKK Enticing Children into Battlefronts: Source

BAS News - 2017-05-17 20:13
ERBIL— The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)'s wing in Syria is drawing the underage people to its military bases to use them in its military operations later, according to a source. The informed source who preferred anonymity told BasNews on Wednesday that ...

Yezidi Mother and Two Children Freed from IS Captivity

BAS News - 2017-05-17 20:13
ERBIL— A Yezidi women and her two little children managed on Wednesday to escape from an area of Mosul which is still held by the Islamic State (IS), an official confirmed. Hussein Qaedi who runs the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)'s Office for the A ...

Light aircraft crashes in Bosnia, five dead: police

Reuters - 2017-05-13 18:53
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Five people, including three children, were killed in Bosnia on Saturday when a light aircraft they were traveling in crashed near the southern town of Mostar, police said. ...

80 Children Killed in Single Kurdish Province of Turkey in a Decade

BAS News - 2017-05-13 17:15
ERBIL— During the past 10 years in a single province in southeastern Turkey at least 80 children have been killed in various events, including the fight between the Turkish army and the Kurdish dissidents. Addressing a press conference in Istanbul, Bahar ...

U.N. chief says seeking further $900 million for Somalia crisis response

Reuters - 2017-05-11 11:57
LONDON (Reuters) - The United Nations is seeking a further $900 million this year for Somalia, where more than 6 million people need humanitarian assistance and 275,000 malnourished children are at risk of starvation, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sa ...

IS used children as spies

ANHA - 2017-05-10 15:29
The citizen (NH) who is at 35 from Deir ez-Zor and displaced to al-Tabqa city with her parents 15 years ago narrated the happenings that took place when IS occupied the city. ...

IS mine kills 2 children, wounds another

ANHA - 2017-05-10 10:51
Two children lost their lives and the child Yasser Khalaf, at 12 got seriously wounded in the result of blasting a mine planted by IS mercenaries in Kalta village that is 30 km east of al-Tabqa ...

Turkish Police Officer Arrested over Death of Two Kurdish Children

BAS News - 2017-05-09 19:36
ERBIL— A police officer charged with killing two Kurdish children from southeastern Turkey was apprehended Tuesday under a court order. The armored vehicle the police officer drove into a house in Silopi district of Sirnak province on May 3, 2017, left t ...

EU urges U.S. not to cut U.N. funds, stay committed to climate deal

Reuters - 2017-05-09 18:34
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The European Union foreign policy chief urged the United States on Tuesday to keep funding U.N. agencies that deal with issues such as food aid, refugees and children, describing their work as sometimes more important to peace a ...

Explosion at Mexico fireworks depot kills at least 12

Reuters - 2017-05-09 16:10
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least 12 people were killed, including five children, and 30 were injured in an explosion at a house where fireworks were stored in central Mexico's Puebla state, authorities said on Tuesday. ...

10 South Korean children killed in traffic accident in China

Reuters - 2017-05-09 11:23
BEIJING (Reuters) - Ten South Korean children and at least one Chinese national were killed in a traffic accident in China's eastern Shandong province on Tuesday morning, the South Korean consulate in China's nearby port city of Qingdao said. ...

Kenya hospital wall collapses in heavy rain, killing six

Reuters - 2017-05-08 19:03
MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - At least six people, including four children, were killed in Kenya's port city of Mombasa on Monday after a hospital wall collapsed under heavy rain, officials said. ...

Flooding forces Mosul residents to flee war in rickety boats

Reuters - 2017-05-06 19:20
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The Iraqi man laid the body of his wife, wrapped in a black shroud, gently on the bow of a small wooden boat and held onto it as a second man rowed slowly to pick up the man's three children standing a few meters away. ...

PYD Abducted 49 Civilians in April: Report

BAS News - 2017-05-03 21:31
Syrian regime precedes IS and PYD for "random" abductions ERBIL— in April the security forces of the ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Rojava (northern Syria) "randomly" abducted 49 civilians, including two women and three children", Syrian Network ...

IS Executed over 2,500 Civilians in Syrian in 34 Months

BAS News - 2017-05-02 23:37
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) has executed a total number of 2,577 civilians in Syria since its establishment on 29th June 2014, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported. At least 87 children and 134 women were among the victims. “They we ...

Being deprived of medical care after 9 years in exile

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-04-30 21:54
Kurdistan Human Rights Association: Kurdish political prisoner Omar Farhang sentenced to 10 years in prison is in exile now living in Ardebil’s prison. He is the son of Abdullah, 45, is married and has two children and lives in the city of Urmia in East K ...

PKK Steps up Recruiting Children in Makhmour

BAS News - 2017-04-29 21:52
ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has stepped up recruiting children from a camp in Makhmour where people form Turkey’s Kurdistan live, training them for military engagements. According to a source who spoke to BasNews on condition of anonymity, tho ...

2000 al-Tabqa civilians were rescued

ANHA - 2017-04-29 12:47
AL-RAQQA- The fighters of Wrath of Euphrates operation room rescued 2000 civilians from al-Tabqa city among them 3 children got wounded by IS mercenaries’ bullet, and they were taken to safe areas. The fighters of Wrath of Euphrates operation room are sti ...

[IN PICTURES]: 36 Kurdish Yezidis Liberated from IS in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-29 09:31
DUHOK — A total of 36 Kurdish Yezidi abductees were freed from the Islamic State (IS) extremist group on Friday. Hussein Qa'idi, head of Kurdistan Region’s Directorate of Yezidi Abductees Affairs, stated that 36 Kurdish Yezidis, all of whom were children ...

PKK Continues Recruiting Children in Sulaimaniay and Halabja: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-27 00:06
SULAiMANIYAH — The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) continues recruiting children and from Sulaymaniyah and Halabja provinces of Kurdistan Region, sending them to enter military activities, said a member of Sulaymaniyah provincial council. “The children [i ...

Lorestani of 1031 children to study failed

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-04-26 08:45
The population of Human Rights, Kurdistan, 1031 children Lorestani of education have failed, Asad Haidari Workgroup ladies province referring to the population of one million and 800 thousand province, said: “Of these 367 thousand children and adolescents ...

IS Kills Scores of Jovial Women and Children in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-25 20:59
The militants deceived the cheerful victims ERBIL— A big number of women and children in Mosul's Old City were shot dead by the Islamic State (IS) militants on Monday, according to Iraqi War Media Cell. The source reported that the victims were deceived ...

Iraqi Forces Rescue a Group of Children Held by IS in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-24 15:56
MOSUL — Iraqi security forces liberated a group of children who were detained by the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the district of al-Zanjili, a source said on Monday. According to the source who spoke to Al Sumaria News on condition of anonymity, the ...

Hundreds flee Mosul fighting as others return to liberated areas

Reuters - 2017-04-23 16:13
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Heavy two-way traffic of carts carrying children, clothes, and the elderly crowded the main Baghdad-Mosul road on Sunday as hundreds of Iraqis fled heavy fighting or made their way back to areas liberated from Islamic State. ...

At least 17 school children killed in minibus crash in South Africa

Reuters - 2017-04-21 15:53
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - At least 17 school children were killed when the minibus they were traveling in crashed into a truck and exploded into a ball of fire in Mpumalanga province, north of the capital Pretoria, emergency services said on Friday. ...

Learning the hard way

BBC - 2017-04-19 02:34
Children who fled bombs in Syria now have to overcome nationalist hostility and poverty in Greece. ...

Liberated people are increasing with SDF advancement

ANHA - 2017-04-12 13:54
People of al-Raqqa are still displacing from IS areas towards the liberated areas by the Democratic Syrian Forces in al-Raqqa. More than 160 refugees among them children, women and old people reached the liberated areas on Wednesday. ...

IS threatens people who try to escape al-Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-04-10 13:46
“Our guns will be pointed at your children’s hearts if you tried to escape” IS gangs thus threatened al-Raqqa and al-Tabqa people to prevent them from escaping to the liberated regions by SDF, while attempting to flee with their parents, 2 children from M ...

Nine Kurdish Yezidis Freed from IS

BAS News - 2017-04-10 00:46
DUHOK — A total of nine Kurdish Yezidis, including four women and five children, were freed from the grip of Islamic State (IS) militants on Sunday, an official said. “They will arrive in Duhok [province of Kurdistan Region] on Monday to be reunited with ...

Air strike kills 18 in Syria's Idlib province: Observatory

Reuters - 2017-04-08 23:56
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes killed at least 18 people including five children in a town in Syrian rebel-controlled Idlib province on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the civil defense rescue service reported. ...

Syrian Observatory says air strike kills at least 15 people near Raqqa

Reuters - 2017-04-08 14:18
BEIRUT (Reuters) - An air strike believed to have been carried out by the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State killed 15 people including four children in a village west of the jihadists' stronghold of Raqqa on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Hum ...

Kremlin TV shows Syria gas attack - without the victims

Reuters - 2017-04-06 20:01
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A deadly poison gas attack in Syria this week led TV news bulletins across the West with images of the victims -- children and adults struggling to breathe -- front and center. In Russia, it was item 10 of 17 and the victims were not sh ...

KNC condemns chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun

KNC Geneva - 2017-04-06 20:01
On April 5, 2017, the secretary-general of the Kurdish National Council in Syria has expressed its strong condemnation of the chemical bombing on civilians, mainly women, children and elderly people, in Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib Province. It leaves no doubt ...

South Sudanese troops butchered civilians, shot children: refugees

Reuters - 2017-04-05 17:16
NGOMOROMO, Uganda (Reuters) - Hundreds of South Sudanese refugees fled into Uganda for a second day on Wednesday, bearing further grim testimony of an attack by government forces on the border town of Pajok in which at least 17 people were killed, accordi ...

[VIDEO]: Yezidi Mother Freed from IS Reunited with Her Son

BAS News - 2017-04-05 15:59
ERBIL — After more than two years in the Islamic State (IS) captivity, a Yezidi mother was freed and reunited with her son on Tuesday. Kurdistan Region’s Directorate of Yezidi Abductees Affairs stated that seven Kurdish Yezidis including five children an ...

BCF Delivers Food Aid to 380 Displaced Families in Dibaga Camp

BAS News - 2017-04-05 15:22
The foundation also provided 360 children with school supplies ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) along with the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement delivered food and school assistance to hundreds of displaced families and children in cam ...

Mass Grave with 20 Bodies Discovered South of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-04 20:19
Most of the victims are women and children MOSUL — Iraqi government forces on Tuesday discovered another mass grave where the Islamic State (IS) militants have buried the bodies of 20 civilians. The mass grave is reportedly located in southern Mosul, Kur ...

On Ocalan birthday, children hold celebrations

ANHA - 2017-04-04 15:34
DÊRIK/ GIRKÊ LEGÊ- Culture and Art Movement organized in cooperation with Star Congress in Dêrik and Girkê Legê a celebration for children in coincidence with the birthday of Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocalan, hundreds of children have joined the cele ...

PKK Moved Over 250 Young Yezidis to Mount Qandil: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-04 15:16
Among them are children who fled IS ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has armed and transferred more than 250 youth from the Kurdish Yezidi dominated Sinjar town to their bases in Qandil Mountains and due to PKK's acts, Sinjar people no longer trust ...

Seven More Kurdish Yezidis Freed from IS Captivity

BAS News - 2017-04-04 14:29
The rescued Yezidis consist of 5 children and 2 women DUHOK — As the fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq is nearing its end, seven more Kurdish Yezidi abductees were freed from the extremist group on Tuesday. Kurdistan Region’s Directorate of Ye ...
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