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My thoughts & prayers are with families & friends of the victims of today`s terrorist attack in #Westminster/UK
Nadia Murad - 2017-03-24 04:10
The International Community must do more to fight terrorism & extremism. Terrorists must be held accountable for their crimes everywhere in the world. When we see no justice for victims of genocide committed by ISIS criminals for more than two years and ...

Program helps children left behind by ISIS reunite with families
NRT - 2017-03-23 22:03

PM Barzani condemns London attack, Kurds stand with UK
Rûdaw - 2017-03-23 06:47
I offer my condolences to the families of the victims, ...

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 ...

Hundreds of displaced families return to their homes south of Kirkuk
NRT - 2017-03-22 12:47

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 ...

Syrian rebels and their families leave Homs
BBC - 2017-03-19 03:14
Syrian rebels and their families leave their last remaining enclave in Homs, once dubbed "the capital of the revolution". ...

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 ...

Three in four families receiving social security benefits not eligible, minister says
Rûdaw - 2017-03-18 17:42
“We noticed that there are no index or scientific bases to distinguish families in poverty from other families,” ...

Syrian rebels and families begin leaving Homs in deal with government
NRT - 2017-03-18 12:29

Syrian rebels, families begin leaving Homs district in deal with government
Reuters - 2017-03-18 09:31
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rebel fighters and their families began leaving their last bastion in the Syrian city of Homs on Saturday, state media and a Reuters witness said, under an evacuation deal with the government that is expected to be the largest of its ki ...

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 ...

Kurdish researcher to help families of children with special needs
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-17 00:29

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 ...

Syria's unaccompanied children biggest victims of war: UNICEF
Reuters - 2017-03-15 13:44
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Children have suffered the most in Syria's six-year war, and among them the most vulnerable are those separated from their families, a senior Unicef official told Reuters on Wednesday. ...

Hundreds of west Mosul families find safety at Chamakor Camp
Rûdaw - 2017-03-13 21:26
It is expected a large number of people will continue to come ...

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 ...

300 families of ISIS leaders, fighters, flee Raqqa as SDF draws closer
NRT - 2017-03-12 10:34

Thanks to displaced Iraqi Arabs, ethnic intermarriages increase in Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
ANBAR,— Thanks to displacement there are more Arab families in Iraqi Kurdistan. This has led to more ethnic intermarriage – but it’s not always for true love. Once upon a time it would have been frowned upon but, thanks to displacement caused by the secu ...

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 ...

Iraq monitoring group says 200 families displaced in Sinjar due to clashes
NRT - 2017-03-06 10:13

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 ...

Thousands of displaced Iraqi families arrive at new camp
NRT - 2017-03-05 13:21

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 ...

Mosul caught in 'strange and terrifying' battle as IS foreign soldiers fight to the end
Reuters - 2017-02-28 07:55
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The families cowered in basements, huddling in the dark as war raged overhead between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants fighting for control of the streets of Mosul. ...

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. ...

Egypt's Christians flee Sinai amid Islamic State killing spree
Reuters - 2017-02-24 21:18
ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Christian families and students fled Egypt's North Sinai province in droves on Friday after Islamic State killed the seventh member of their community in just three weeks. ...

Families for Freedom: Syrian detainees must be high on Geneva IV agenda
Orient News - 2017-02-24 02:01

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 ...

Florida teen makes teddy bears from fallen police officers' uniforms
BBC - 2017-02-22 17:53
A 14-year-old makes teddy bears for the families of killed police officers - from their uniforms. ...

Families flee as Iraqi forces advance towards Mosul airport
NRT - 2017-02-22 13:01

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 ...

Iraqi forces brace for surge of families fleeing west Mosul
Rûdaw - 2017-02-22 11:46
ISIS executed 40 people this week who tried to flee ...

Prevalence of ISIS sexual abuse against Sunni Arab women remains unknown
Rûdaw - 2017-02-20 19:34
Some women have tried to hide the incident from their own families out of fear. ...

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 ...

Turkey's crackdowns hit families of suspected opponents
Rûdaw - 2017-02-14 11:02
"We will be removing civil servants with links to the PKK," ...

Families of internationalist fighters speak up: YPG are not terrorists, they are!
ANHA - 2017-02-12 17:57
The families of the internationalist freedom fighters reacted to those who wanted to put the People's Protection Units (YPG) on the list of terrorist organizations, saying, "The real ones who should be called terrorists are they." ...

Paraguay gives remains of military dictatorship victims to families
Reuters - 2017-02-11 01:01
ASUNCION (Reuters) - The remains of four people killed during Paraguay's 1954-1989 military dictatorship were given to their families on Friday in an emotional ceremony that was the first of its kind. ...

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 ...

Over 3 days, 180 families enter Manbij
ANHA - 2017-02-05 11:48
180 families from the ISIS and Euphrates Shield held regions have reached the Manbij city within 3 days. ...

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 ...

Mortar fire forces thousands of civilians to flee liberated eastern Mosul
Rûdaw - 2017-02-01 22:55
"Hundreds of families have fled their homes in northeastern Mosul," ...

Hundreds of families displaced by Turkey’s campaign in al-Bab, hosted in Kurdish Afrin town
Kurdish Question - 2017-01-31 21:31
Hundreds of families displaced by Turkey’s campaign in al-Bab, hosted in Kurdish Afrin town ...

Hundreds of families displaced by Turkey's campaign in al-Bab, hosted in Kurdish Afrin town - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-01-30 03:28

Syrian refugee children reduced to selling on Beirut’s streets to feed their families
Orient News - 2017-01-28 02:03

21 inmates transferred from Siirt unbeknownst to lawyers and families
ANF/English - 2017-01-17 13:36
21 inmates held in Siirt E Type Closed Prison have been transferred to various prisons unbeknownst to their lawyers and families. ...

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. ...

BCF delivers aid to 1,400 IDP families
Kurdish Globe - 2017-01-16 18:27

‘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.” ...

Numbers fleeing Hawija rise as expectations grow for offensive against ISIS
Rûdaw - 2017-01-13 11:03
392 persons from 82 families in western Hawija and Tikrit were displaced to southwestern Kirkuk ...

Whales help solve human menopause mystery
BBC - 2017-01-12 19:44
By studying the long lives of killer whale families, researchers say they have solved the evolutionary mystery of the menopause. ...

Kurdish Red Crescent appeals for more 'sister families' to support victims of war
Kurdish Question - 2017-01-10 20:40
Kurdish Red Crescent appeals for more 'sister#039; to support victims of war ...

Encü: Removal of the Roboski Monument increased the pain of families
ANF/English - 2017-01-09 13:42
Roboski Association Chair Veli Encü: “The murderers of Roboski returned to the scene where the monument for the 34 is, without wiping the blood off their hands.” ...

Members of Kurdish community visit Yazidi families in Wagga Wagga
SBS - 2017-01-06 11:28

Braving rubble, no services, security risks, some Mosul families return home
Rûdaw - 2017-01-06 06:50
Our houses are completely liberated and this is because of the army’s bravery ...

New IDP Camp Hosting Over 2,500 Families Opened in Duhok
BAS News - 2017-01-05 12:11
80% of the construction work for another one is completed ERBIL — A new camp for the IDPs with the capacity of hosting 2,652 families has been opened in Duhok province and another camp is also under construction. Salim Saeed, public and press secretary o ...

Only three families return to once-thriving village east of Mosul
Rûdaw - 2017-01-03 19:05
Most remain reluctant for the many bombs and explosives still lying around. ...

Over 19,000 Iraqi civilians killed, injured in 2016: UN
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-03 17:57
Iraqi families displaced by the operation to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) gather in an area near Qayyarah on Oct. 28, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Bulent Kilic) ...

Turkish bombardment kills two families in Tadif
ANHA - 2017-01-03 11:24
MANBIJ– Two whole families have been annihilated by the Turkish shelling on al-Bab city and particularly Tadif district. A source from al-Bab noted to our agency that two families residing in the same house have been killed by the Turkish bombardment in t ...

A cemetery established to embrace Manbij martyrs
ANHA - 2017-01-02 12:44
Martyrs Families Committee have allocated a piece of land to construct a cemetery for the martyrs of Manbij city. ...

Bodies of 58 people killed in Nusaybin still not given to families
ANF/English - 2017-01-02 11:10
Bodies of 58 people who were killed in Mardin's Nusaybin district during the genocidal attacks of state forces are still not given to their families. ...

Cornwall refugee group raises thousands to help resettle Syrian families
The Guardian - 2017-01-02 03:53
Seaside resort of Bude wants to be one of the earliest adopters of the community sponsorship scheme to resettle refugeesA refugee support group in a small Cornwall town hopes to welcome two Syrian families after raising thousands of pounds.Bude Welcomes R ...

EgyptAir crash: Bodies of crew members returned to families
BBC - 2016-12-31 18:40
Egypt begins handing over to families the bodies from May's EgyptAir crash that killed all 66 on board. ...

Roboskî Association shut down by the government
ANF/English - 2016-12-31 15:54
Roboskî Association founded by families of the Roboski victims has been shut down by the AKP government. ...

With Japanese money UN rebuilds Ramadi homes for returning families
Rûdaw - 2016-12-29 18:36
“to ensure that they live in dignity, and in safe and secured accommodation.” ...

Turkish forces attack the defendants during the hearing in Sur case
ANF/English - 2016-12-29 17:24
Police and gendarmes attacked the defendants and their families during the first hearing in the case against civilians evacuated from Sur 10 months ago. ...

Roboskî families meet at the cemetery of the victims
ANF/English - 2016-12-29 15:43
Families from Roboskî met at the cemetery to commemorate their relatives and demand justice as well as the release of the people recently detained. ...

Roboskî people commemorate the victims despite threats
ANF/English - 2016-12-29 11:00
Families from Roboskî commemorated their relatives despite the ban and threats of the Turkish state. ...

Ferhat Encü: May our hearts dry out if we forget Roboskî
ANF/English - 2016-12-28 12:42
HDP MP Encü sent a message to Roboskî families, saying: “We will not lose hope, we will resist and the dignified struggle of this people will prevail.” ...

A mother from Raqqa asks SDF fighters: Will you save my children too?
ANF/English - 2016-12-27 11:14
The first question of the al Khanim family, one of the many families liberated during the second phase of the Wrath of Euphrates Operation, was “Will you save our children too?” ...

KCK: Perpetrators of Roboski massacre not revealed for five years
ANF/English - 2016-12-26 15:27
KCK stated that 34 lives were massacred in Roboski and the state is pressuring, blackmailing, threatening and attacking Kurdish people and the families from Roboski that demand justice. ...

Christian IDPs who lost families, homes not celebrating Christmas
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-25 21:08
The statue of Mary in one of the Christian IDP camps in Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Dec. 11, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 23, 2016
E-Kurd - 2016-12-24 12:50
Iraqi Kurdish Yazidi families arrive in Canada Winnipeg: The local Kurdish Yazidi resettlement organization Operation Ezra welcomed two more families to Winnipeg last week. The Dakheel family of four, and the Salih family of 11, arrived at Richardson Inte ...

Inside the lives of 4 Syrian refugee families
Orient News - 2016-12-24 02:03

Aid agencies distribute packages to Mosul families
NRT - 2016-12-21 20:49

‘Just Because a Suspect Has Died the Turkish State Cannot Escape Trial’: Families of Paris Assassinations Victims
Kurdistantribune - 2016-12-19 02:17

Cansız, Şaylemez and Doğan families protest the non-trial of Ömer Güney
ANF/English - 2016-12-18 12:44
Families of Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez, who were assassinated in the heart of Paris on 9 January, 2013, protested the French state for the non-trial of the triggerman Ömer Güney who has died without facing prosecution. ...

Aleppo: Families in limbo, wait relatives to reach
Orient News - 2016-12-18 02:03

ISIS destruction leaves people in Nimrud drinking rainwater
Rûdaw - 2016-12-16 01:11
Nearly 250 families in Nimrud are trying to rebuild their town ...

Kurdistan parliament urges Iraq’s to denounce lawmaker remarks on Peshmerga
Waar Media - 2016-12-14 15:45
Waar, Duhok: Kurdistan parliament has officially asked Iraqi parliament to take a stand against a lawmaker from Gorran movement for “disrespecting the families of martyrs of the Peshmerga.” A statement signed by deputy parliament speaker asked Iraqi parli ...

VIDEO: Peshmerga protest against MP’s ‘disrespect’ of martyred families
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-13 21:46
Thousands of Peshmerga soldiers protest in Erbil against the Kurdish female MP's 'disrespect' to the martyred Peshmerga families, Dec. 13, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

100 Displaced Kurdish Shabak Families Return Home
BAS News - 2016-12-12 08:03
Hundreds more have been registered to return to their areas MOSUL — The representative of Kurdish Shabaks in Nineveh provincial council stated that 100 Kurdish Shabak families have returned to their places of origin and hundreds others have registered th ...

AKP settles Gagauz Turks in Northern Kurdistan
ANF/English - 2016-12-09 12:39
The AKP government is implementing their plans to change the demography in Kurdistan. Most recently, 180 Gagauz Turkish families have been settled in Bitlis province’s Ahlat and Adilcevaz districts. ...

Trustee aggrieves hundreds of families in Mardin
ANF/English - 2016-12-09 12:39
The trustee appointed to the Mardin Metropolitan Municipality has aggrieved hundreds of families by halting all social life efforts. ...

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