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Iran denounces Paris terrorist attack

KurdPress - 2017-04-22 14:01
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Friday denounced Thursday night’s terrorist attack in Paris and expressed sympathy with families of the perished people of the bitter event. ...

Iraq opens new Tigris bridge escape route for people fleeing Mosul

Reuters - 2017-04-18 17:07
MOSUL (Reuters) - Iraqi's army has built a new pontoon bridge over the Tigris river south of Mosul, after flooding had blocked all crossing points, opening an escape route for families fleeing fighting between government forces and Islamic State. ...

Iran condemns terrorists’ appalling crime in Syria

KurdPress - 2017-04-16 12:09
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi denounced terrorists’ appalling crime in Syria and expressed sympathy with families of the martyrs of the bitter event, IRNA reported. ...

Barzani: Independence the Sole Guarantee against Repetition of Anfal

BAS News - 2017-04-14 19:06
President Barzani urges Baghdad to compensate the families of Anfal victims ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated on Friday that Anfal and the entire crimes against the Kurdish people are "living pieces of evidence" that the demands and ...

Anfal Repeated under ISIL Disguise: KRG Statement

BAS News - 2017-04-14 10:46
KRG blames Baghdad for not reimbursing the families of Anfal victims ERBIL- Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)'s Council of Ministers declared in a statement on Friday that the case of Anfal repeated itself under the disguise of the Islamic State in Ira ...

Over 5,000 IDP Families Return to Their Homes in Anbar Province

BAS News - 2017-04-14 00:12
SOFIA — Over 5,000 displaced families were able to return to their homes in the Anbar province in western Iraq, as some of the areas of the province were liberated from the so-called Islamic State (IS). The Head of the Ministry of Displacement and Migrat ...

BCF Delivers Aid to 600 Refugee Families in Duhok

BAS News - 2017-04-11 22:08
ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) delivered assistance to 600 Syrian refugee families settled in Gawilan camp in Duhok province on Tuesday. The BCF teams at Gawilan camp, in collaboration with the Islamic Relief Iraq, distributed aid, consisting o ...

Families gather after Egypt church attack, state of emergency approved

Reuters - 2017-04-10 14:30
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Families of victims of Sunday's bombing at Alexandria's Coptic cathedral gathered at the Monastery of Saint Mina under heavy security on Monday as Egypt's cabinet approved a three-month state of emergency ahead of a scheduled ...

PYD Delays Reunion of Yezidi Survivors with Families: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-07 00:15
DUHOK — The Democratic Union Party (PYD), which rules the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), creates problems for the Kurdish Yezidi survivors of Islamic State (IS) after arriving in their areas, said a Yazidi official. Hussein Qa’idi, the head of Kurdistan Regi ...

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 ...

Barzani Charity Foundation Delivers Food Supplies to Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-02 22:42
ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) on Sunday delivered food supplies to the liberated neighborhoods of Mosul, distributing them among over 1,500 families. The new humanitarian aid was arranged in cooperation with the Kuwaiti government. BCF Chairma ...

Frantic rescuers dig for Colombia flood victims, 254 dead

Reuters - 2017-04-02 18:44
MOCOA, Colombia (Reuters) - Families and rescuers searched desperately on Sunday through mud-plastered rubble for victims of flooding and landslides that killed 254 people, injured hundreds and devastated entire neighborhoods. ...

300 Children Detained by IS in Mosul to Be Used as Human Shields

BAS News - 2017-04-01 12:58
There are children with special needs among them MOSUL — The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights (IOHR) stated on Friday that the Islamic State (IS) organization is holding dozens of families, including 300 children, and is using them as human shields in ...

Iraqi forces prepare new push, tactics in Mosul as civilians flee city

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
MOSUL,— Iraqi forces are preparing a fresh push against Islamic State using new tactics, but operations to drive the militants out of their last stronghold in the country are on hold, military officials said on Friday. Families streamed out of the northe ...

286,000 Civilians Displaced Since West Mosul Assault Late February

BAS News - 2017-03-28 17:51
MOSUL — Since 25 February, when people from West Mosul first began to flee, the IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has tracked a total of 27,634 families (165,744 individuals) in their location of displacement. The largest group of these displaced pe ...

Manbij camp: 300 families are residing the wilderness

ANHA - 2017-03-28 14:10
Manbij camp administration continues providing help for refugees escaping the oppression of the Turkish occupation and IS gangs despite their poor possiblities, at the same time however they are deprived of any aid by relief organizations. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 22, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
Hundreds of displaced families return to their homes south of Kirkuk Kirkuk: Hundreds of displaced families have returned to their homes in the south of Kirkuk early on Wednesday. Head of Peshmerga Frontlines for the south of Kirkuk, Wasta Rasul, told NR ...

South Koreans could raise sunken ferry if test of lift goes well

Reuters - 2017-03-22 02:58
SEOUL (Reuters) - Salvage experts in South Korea could on Wednesday begin raising a ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing more than 300 people, most of them children on a school trip, finally meeting the demands of mourning families. ...

PYD Threatens to Expel Families of Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-03-20 20:06
ERBIL — Security forces affiliated to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) have stepped up their pressure on the families of Peshmerga forces, leaving them with two options only, one of which is to leave Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan). In the past ...

The Newroz torch is lit in manbij

ANHA - 2017-03-20 11:46
Newroz Eid celebrations have been begun minutes ago amid Mustafa Abo al-Foz songs, rings were held too by the celebrators, and Newroz torch was lit by Martyrs Families. ...

PKK Steps up Pressure on Yezidi Peshmerga Families

BAS News - 2017-03-19 21:29
SINJAR — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has stepped up pressure on the Yezidi families whose members are working for Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), said a local official. Head of Sinjar Mayoral Council, Wais Naif, told BasNews on Sunday the Yezidi ...

Two Kurdish Yezidi Families Freed from IS

BAS News - 2017-03-18 20:11
The abductees were rescued from Raqqa, now in Kobani DUHOK — Two Kurdish Yezidi families have been rescued from Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria’s Raqqa, the group’s de facto capital city. Head of the office for Yezidi Abductee Affairs, Hussein Qa’i ...

Dozens of Raqqan families reach liberated areas

ANHA - 2017-03-17 09:30
RAQQA – Dozens of families who survived the occupation of the ISIS gangs have reached areas liberated by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters. In Raqqa, dozens of families who migrated from the villages under the occupation of the ISIS gangs headed to ...

PYD Threatens Roj Peshmerga Families with Expulsion

BAS News - 2017-03-16 17:19
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) which is considered an offshoot of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has threatened to expel the families of the Rojava Peshmerga troops. BasNews has learned that PYD Asayish (Security Forces) have beg ...

BCF Delivers Aid to Families of Halabja Chemical Attack Victims

BAS News - 2017-03-16 17:19
HALABJA — On the 29th anniversary of Halabja chemical attack on March 16, Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) distributed aid to over 2,500 families of Halabja. Soran Khalaf, head of BCF office in Sulaymaniyah province, told BasNews the foundation, in coope ...

PYD Forces Several Civilians Out of Their Homes in Kobani

BAS News - 2017-03-12 18:48
A museum will be established on their properties ERBIL — Security forces affiliated with the ruling Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) have forces several civilian families out of their homes in Kobani, saying a museum will be built on their pro ...

Trapped by war and a Turkish wall, Syrians dig in for long exile

Reuters - 2017-03-07 16:12
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Fawaz Atmeh and Mohammed Musa's families were among the first to flee Russia's intervention in the Syrian conflict, sheltering in tents on boggy ground near the Turkish border as jets bombed their villages further east. ...

Manbij: shiny smiles despite the war

ANHA - 2017-03-07 14:23
MANBIJ- Thousands of children fleeing with their families due to the battles running in their regions are suffering as they lack accommodation and food amid international organizations silence. Photos show thousands of children playing and smiling in spit ...

WFP Warns of Dire Humanitarian Situation in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-03-05 21:45
ERBIL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is extremely concerned about the humanitarian situation facing families in western Mosul, where more than 750,000 people are living in dire conditions, the organization said in a statement. “While acc ...

Over 300 Yezidi Families Displaced by Latest Clashes in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-03-05 12:59
SINJAR — More than 300 Yezidi families in Sinuni subdistrict in Sinjar became displaced due to the recent armed confronations between a group afiliated to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and Roj Peshmerga forces in the area. Naif Saido, Mayor of Sinun ...

IS Executes 7 Families South of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-03-04 19:58
LEEDS — The Islamic State (IS) militants have executed at least seven civilian families in Mosul where violent clashes continue between the Iraqi army and the extremist group, a Federal Police officer said on Saturday. Khodier Saleh, an officer in the Ir ...

WFP Warns about Food Crisis in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-02-27 19:32
ERBIL — The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is extremely concerned about the humanitarian situation facing families in western Mosul, where more than 750,000 people are living in dire conditions, said the WFP on Monday. “While access to reliabl ...

Colombia: Baby boom in Colombia's Farc rebel army

BBC - 2017-02-27 01:29
Since the ceasefire between the Colombia government and the Farc rebels came into force in December many Farc women fighters have put down their guns and started families instead. ...

Japan Contributes in Iraq's Humanitarian Crisis with $7 Million

BAS News - 2017-02-22 17:56
ERBIL — The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of $7 million from the Government of Japan, which will be used to provide vital food assistance to thousands of Iraqi families affected by the ongoing crisis in Mosul as we ...

Canada to receive 1,200 Yazidi refugees in 2017

Waar Media - 2017-02-22 12:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Canada plans to welcome approximately 1200 survivors of ISIS this year, including vulnerable Yazidi women and children and their families, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Minister Ahmed Hussen announced yesterday. It is expected ...

350 Children, Youths Trapped in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-02-19 22:31
SEATLE — Approximately 350 children and youths are in western Mosul without an option to flee, according to Save the Children, an international non-governmental organization based in London. "Families in western Mosul tell us escape is not an option, if ...

[IN PICTURES]: Wedding of Two Mosul IDPs at Khazir Camp

BAS News - 2017-02-18 10:35
BCF supervised the party and covered the expenses ERBIL — Hussein Zeeno Zannun and Shahad Abed, two Iraqi displaced individuals from Mosul, held their wedding ceremony at Khazir IDP camp where the families of the newly-weds are settled. Barzani Charity F ...

Over 2,500 Kurds Have Fled Tuz Khurmatu Due to Militia Atrocities

BAS News - 2017-02-15 18:49
Hashd al-Shaabi militia forces the Kurdish families out of Tuz Khurmatu ERBIL — A number of Kurdish families in the Tuz Khurmatu region in the Salahuddin province of Iraq are accusing the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as Hashd al-Shaabi, o ...

Sinjar to Be Reconstructed for Aboriginals Not "Outsiders": Official

BAS News - 2017-02-14 18:52
So far only 9,000 IDP families have returned to Sinjar ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has plans to reconstruct the devastated town of Sinjar for the aboriginal people not "outsiders", said Sinjar mayor. So far "good steps" for reconstructing ...

Families of victims of Philippines drug crackdown win legal challenge

Reuters - 2017-02-10 15:50
MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippines court granted protection on Friday to families of five people killed or wounded by police and the right to access police case reports, in the first successful legal challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown ...

BCF Delivers Food Aid to 2,500 Families on Mount Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-02-09 14:28
The foundation also distributed household supplies in Dibaga camp ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF), in collaboration with the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement, delivered on Thursday food assistance to 2,500 displaced families on Mount ...

235 Yezidi Families Receive Winter Clothing from BCF

BAS News - 2017-02-08 21:50
The charity foundation also distributes baby milk powder among Syrian refugees ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) on Wednesday provided 235 IDP families with winter clothing and 97 Syrian refugee babies with powder milk cans, according to a stateme ...

2,400 IDP Families Benefit from BCF Aid

BAS News - 2017-02-06 20:52
Medicine, milk powder, clothing and kerosene were issued to the IDPs ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) with the support of UNHCR and local and foreign groups distributed some items among the IDPs in different camps in Kurdistan Region on Monday. J ...

IS Conducts Rocket Attacks on Civilians in Northeastern Mosul

BAS News - 2017-02-02 03:22
LEEDS — Hundreds of families have fled the liberated areas of northeastern Mosul as a result of ongoing rocket attacks conducted by the Islamic State (IS), local security officials said. Iraqi Police Brigadier-General, Omran Mohamed, who spoke to Anadolu ...

Kyrgyz neighborhood razed by plane crash

Reuters - 2017-01-16 22:22
BISHKEK (Reuters) - When Anarkan Kozhoyeva returned home on Monday morning, her house was the only one still standing on her street in Dachi Suu village, after all others were leveled by a jumbo jet which crashed and killed entire families in their sleep. ...

‘No peace without the freedom of Öcalan’

ANF/English - 2017-01-15 11:28
Families of Halit Oral and Mehmet Yalçın, who set their bodies on fire with the motto of ‘You Cannot Put Out Our Sun,’ called upon Kurdish people to rise up against the isolation of Öcalan. ...

Malaysian communities in denial after major paedophile case: police

Reuters - 2017-01-15 03:49
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - More than six months after Richard Huckle was sentenced to life in jail for sexually abusing scores of children, most of the families in the Malaysian communities where he lived are declining counselling and other help, police say ...

New inquiry request on the Paris murders: Turkey gave the order

ANF/English - 2017-01-13 13:36
Antoine Comte, lawyer for the families of the three Kurdish revolutionary women murder in Paris, said: “Ömer Güney’s death benefits all parties except us. It serves the interests of the Turkish and French states, but not ours.” ...

New inquiry request on the Paris massacre: Turkey gave the order!

ANF/English - 2017-01-13 12:42
Antoine Comte, lawyer for the families of the three Kurdish revolutionary women murder in Paris, said: “Ömer Güney’s death benefits all parties except us. It serves the interests of the Turkish and French states, but not ours.” ...
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