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BCF Establishes Two Schools for IDPs on Mount Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-06-24 19:14
ERBIL— In order for the displaced Kurdish Yezidi children to continue their study, Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) has established two schools on Mount Sinjar. The foundation has also hired 22 teachers for the primary and secondary schools which togethe ...

The bullets and mines left by the Iran Iraq War sacrifice Kurdish citizens.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-06-24 05:28
According to a source from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association , on Thursday evening, 22/6/2017, at the foot of Mount Kudu in the region (Haji Omran) in the south of Kurdistan, 3 Kurdish children from the village of Fah Rah Shan,because of mortar and m ...

War Remnants Kill 2 in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-06-23 03:57
SORAN — Two children, 14 and 16 years old, were killed overnight Thursday on the border areas between Kurdistan Region and Iran by an unexploded war remnant. According to Soran Directorate of Police, another person is injured due to the explosion of a la ...

1,075 Iraqi Children Killed Since 2014, 5 Million Need Urgent Aid: UNICEF

BAS News - 2017-06-22 11:34
ERBIL — After three years into the violence in Iraq, children are still trapped in an endless cycle of violence and increasing poverty, according to a UNICEF assessment entitled ‘Nowhere to Go’ released on Thursday. “Across Iraq, children continue to wit ...

Most of Yezidi Children Held by IS Are in Raqqa: Yezidi MP

BAS News - 2017-06-19 14:32
Some of the Yezidi children have been used in terrorist missions ERBIL — A large number of Kurdish Yezidi children are still held by the Islamic State (IS) militants and some of them have been used in terror attacks by the extremists , said a Kurdish Yez ...

400 Yezidi Women and Children En Route to Romania for Psychotherapy

BAS News - 2017-06-17 18:27
ERBIL— In a near future some 400 Yezidi women and children will be sent to Romania for receiving psychotherapy in the country, said the mayor of Yezidi dominated town of Sinjar. Mahma Khalil told BasNews on Saturday that the Kurdistan Regional Government ...

Children suffering in al-Raqqa camps amid lack of help

ANHA - 2017-06-17 15:12
Dust storms and polluted water in al-Towayhna camp northwest of al-Raqqa, in addition to that, many children have been affected with eye diseases, even worse, some children are unable to open their eyes. ...

Fate of 3,000 Yezidi Abductees Yet Unknown: Official

BAS News - 2017-06-16 12:54
The battle of Mosul would be incomplete without determining the fate of missing Yezidis, Mahma Khalil says ERBIL — The fate of more than 3,000 Yezidis, mostly women and children, abducted by the Islamic State (IS) extremist group in 2014, is still unknow ...

Revenge for Sinjar: Syrian Kurds free Islamic State slaves

Kom News - 2017-06-14 17:27
Islamic State (IS) militants enslaved Noura Khalaf for three years, dragging her from her small Iraqi village across their territory in Syria. They bought and sold her five times before she was finally freed with her children last week. Khalaf is one of ...

More than 2 billion are overweight or obese globally, new study says

Waar Media - 2017-06-14 14:56
WAAR-DUHOK: Worldwide, 2.2 billion adults and children suffer from health problems related to being overweight or obese, according to a new study. In all, about 30% of the world’s population is affected by weight problems, with 10% listed as obese. Peopl ...

Benevolent Iftar ceremony in Sanandaj’s Khasrawa Mansion

KurdPress - 2017-06-14 12:49
The Institution of Hamraz-e Shamim Baran held an Iftar (fast-breaking) ceremony on June 13 in Khasrawa Mansion in order to support labor children in the holy month of Ramadan Photo: Bakhtiar Samadi Reporter’s code: 50101 ...

[IN PICTURES]: Iraqi Paramilitaries Use Children in Fight Against IS

BAS News - 2017-06-11 10:27
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Shi’ite paramilitaries known as Hashd al-Shaabi have used children in their fight against the Islamic State (IS) since they were established in 2014. News outlets close to the Iranian army have released photos of Hashd al-Shaabi militia t ...

IS Massacres nearly 160 Civilians Attempting to Escape West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-08 01:21
ERBIL — After attempting to escape Islamic State (IS)-held areas in Mosul, nearly 160 civilians were massacred by the jihadists, the UN said. Drone footage filmed by Iraqi forces shows dozens upon dozens of bodies of men, women and children gunned down a ...

Suicide Attack in Anbar Kills 9 Civilians

BAS News - 2017-06-07 23:52
LEEDS — A suicide attack in central Hit, Anbar province, took the lives of nine civilians, including women and children, an official source said on Wednesday. Mohamed al-Mohammadi, chief of Hit local council spoke to AFP on Wednesday, saying a suicide at ...

A Yezidi Mother and 3 Children Freed from IS in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-06-06 10:11
DUHOK — A Kurdish Yezidi mother along with her three children were freed from the grip of the Islamic State (IS) last night in northern Syria. The office of Yezidi Abductees Affairs told BasNews that a Yezidi family, consisting of a mother and three chil ...

UNICEF Warns About Serious Situation Children Are Facing in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-05 11:43
100,000 children's lives are threatened as conflict escalates in Mosul, UNICEF says ERBIL — The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) warns that the children in Mosul are going through severe conditions resulting from the intens ...

Seven Children Suffocated from Bombing Smoke in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-03 19:32
ERBIL— Seven children died from inhaling the heavy smoke of the extensive bombings in the Old Mosul City on Saturday, Iraqi media reported. A source from a hospital in Mosul was quoted in the reports as saying the children suffocated in Shifa neighborhoo ...

WHO, UNFPA Scale up Trauma, Emergency Obstetric Response for Mosul IDPs

BAS News - 2017-06-01 02:15
BAGHDAD — The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are extremely concerned about the health conditions of about 180 000 men, women and children that are reportedly still trapped inside west Mosul’s old city where ...

424 children forced to beg in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan: survey

E-Kurd - 2017-05-31 11:21
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— According to a new survey conducted by a Kurdish rights group around 424 children work as street beggars in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan, many of them forced by their parents to work as bread winners for their fa ...

In spite of their sufferings, they keep smiling

ANHA - 2017-05-30 12:43
The children's heaven is their home, but after the Syrian crisis that started in 2011, thousands of people displaced their homes and thousands were killed. ...

Picture: 16-Year-Old Teenager Enrolled by YPG Killed near Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-05-28 11:01
YPG, PKK’s armed wing, continues to conscript under age children ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Defense Units (YPG), the armed wing of Democratic Union Party (PYD), in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) continues to enrol children under 18 in its military. A ...

IS Executes 7 Women, Several Children in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-27 22:42
MOSUL — At least seven women and several children were executed by the Islamic State (IS) militants last Thursday in the group’s held areas of western Mosul, monitoring group reported. The execution was carried out after the victims had allegedly refused ...

Drug dealing secrets among IS gangs

ANHA - 2017-05-27 22:16
MEDIA HANAN AL-RAQQA- A young man who surrendered to Syrian Democratic Forces revealed that the mercenaries were using children in their dealing with drugs. The Wrath of Euphrates Operation Room has called on May 15 all Syrians in the mercenaries’ ranks t ...

Women and children prisoners in the prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-05-25 08:46
According to reports by the Kurdistan Human Rights Association , the number of women imprisoned in the women’s ward Mahabad prison, nearly 50 female prisoners that a number of children under three years in the women’s ward held in Orumiyeh Central Prison ...

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 ...
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