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Saeed Shirzad Sentenced
Rojikurd - 2017-01-20 00:05
About Saeed Shirzad Saeed Shirzad is a children’s rights defender in Iran. He has worked with a number of children’s rights NGOs including the Association in Support of Children’s Rights, Children’s Home of Shoosh and Society in Defence of Street Children ...

Iran: edificio in fiamme, 30 morti
ANSA - 2017-01-19 15:01
Grattacielo Plasco, 17 piani nel centro di Teheran ...

Many firefighters feared dead following collapse of Tehran Plasco Building
KurdPress - 2017-01-19 12:24
Head of Iran's Emergency Medical Services Pir-Hossein Kolivand said on Thursday that following the collapse of the Plasco Trade Center many firefighters are feared dead. ...

Outgoing U.S. envoy says U.N. needs to "push" Iran on arms embargo
NRT - 2017-01-19 10:39

Iran, Saudi can cooperate to end Middle East crises: Zarif
KurdPress - 2017-01-19 06:30
Iran and Saudi Arabia can work together to help end regional conflicts, but Riyadh needs to see the realities on the ground before relations between the two countries could go back to normal, the Iranian foreign minister says. ...

Siria, Iran conto presenza Usa a Astana
ANSA - 2017-01-19 04:23
Zarif, non li abbiamo invitati e ci opponiamo loro presenza ...

Iranian Kurdish group: Terrorism won’t be our response to attack on our headquarters
Rûdaw - 2017-01-19 02:48
'Terrorism is sewn into Iran, but terrorism does not scare the PDK ...

New threats, past assassinations prove Iran was behind latest bombings, says PDK-Iran
Rûdaw - 2017-01-19 02:48
“This regime has carried out tens of terror attacks against political parties and eastern Kurdistan strivers ...

Iran in Syrien: Zerstörerisch & unzuverlässig
Huffington Post Deutschland - 2017-01-19 02:41
Aleppo befindet sich unter der Kontrolle der Regierung. Kämpfer der Rebellen müssen Zehntausende unschuldige Zivilisten ihrem Schicksal überlassen, die in den Resten dieser Stadt gefangen sind. Internationale Hilfe und Maßnahmen haben all das nicht verhin ...

Iran bids Obama farewell with insults
Orient News - 2017-01-19 02:00

Iran: Wave of floggings, amputations and other vicious punishments
Rojikurd - 2017-01-19 00:08
Iran’s persistent use of cruel and inhuman punishments, including floggings, amputations and forced blinding over the past year, exposes the authorities’ utterly brutal sense of justice, said Amnesty International. Hundreds are routinely flogged in Iran e ...

Analysis: Iran’s game plan in Afghanistan
Rojikurd - 2017-01-19 00:08
by Hassan Dai – Since the nuclear agreement between Iran and 5+1 countries was signed in July 2015 and the economic sanctions were eased, Iran has become even more aggressive in pursuing its radical and hegemonic policies in the region. Its military advan ...

Iran’s Zarif wants cooperation with Saudi over Syria and Yemen
Waar Media - 2017-01-18 20:12
Waar, Duhok: Iran and Saudi Arabia should be able to work together to help end conflicts in Syria and Yemen, after successfully cooperating over Lebanon last year, Iran’s foreign minister said. “I do not see any reason why Iran and Saudi Arabia should hav ...

UN urges Iran to halt Kurdish juvenile’s execution
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-18 19:26
Iran remains one of several states which executes juvenile offenders despite its strict prohibition under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Iran is a member, according to the U ...

President Rouhani: Iran not to renegotiate with US on nuclear deal
NRT - 2017-01-18 10:23

Iran's Rouhani remains Kurds’ ‘only option’ despite broken election vows, activists say
Rûdaw - 2017-01-18 06:34
Kurds are marginalized at all political levels in Iran ...

Iran's Kurdistan Democratic Party elects new leader
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-17 23:52
Khaled Azizi submitted his resignation letter last month and politburo approved his request on Monday. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

NCRI - National Council of Resistance of Iran - Kurdistan Region Rejects Iran Regime's Request to Close Saudi Consulate in Erbil
Ncr Iran - 2017-01-17 17:44

Iran says it is against U.S. presence in Syria talks in Astana
Reuters - 2017-01-17 16:24
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran opposes a U.S. presence in peace talks on the Syria conflict that are planned for Jan. 23 in Kazakhstan's capital Astana, Tasnim news agency quoted Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying on Tuesday. ...

Rouhani says 10 countries offered to mediate between Saudi and Iran
Reuters - 2017-01-17 15:01
DUBAI (Reuters) - At least 10 countries have offered to mediate in the escalating feud between Saudi Arabia and Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, noting that Tehran would restore ties with Riyadh if Saudi Arabia changes it regional policies. ...

Iran to operate mobile service network in Syria
Reuters - 2017-01-17 14:06
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will be granted a license to become a mobile service operator in Syria under agreements to expand economic ties between the countries. ...

‘Moderate deal-broker’ to run Iran’s embassy in Baghdad
Rûdaw - 2017-01-17 11:39
'He is seen as a more moderate figure within the Quds force' ...

Former US officials call on Donald Trump to open dialogue with Iranian MEK group
Rûdaw - 2017-01-17 11:39
The group calls for regime change in Iran ...

Syrian PM to arrive in Tehran today
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 09:06
Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis is to make a visit to Tehran today, January 17, to meet with Iran top ranking officials. ...

Iran oil minister confident that oil prices will rise
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 09:06
Iran’s oil minister said that he was sure the OPEC and non-OPEC members would commit to the output cut deal agreed in November, noting that prices of oil would rise further as a result. ...

Iranian official meets Iraqi President in Baghdad
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 09:06
Iran's Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi met Iraqi President Fuad Massoum in Baghdad on Monday when the two discussed latest bilateral and regional developments. ...

Iran in Yemen: See no evil, hear no evil
Orient News - 2017-01-17 02:02

Two Kurdish Inmates Hanged in Iran
Rojikurd - 2017-01-17 00:09
Two more Kurdish inmates were hanged in Dizalabad Prison of Kermanshah province, northwest of Iran, according to a human rights organization. Mirovayeti website reported on Monday that Tofiq Barhamnezhad,31, and Sayfullah Husseiniyan, 33, were executed on ...

Senior Syrian rebel negotiator says will head rebel delegation at peace talks
Waar Media - 2017-01-16 14:25
Waar, Duhok: Syrian rebel negotiator Mohammad Alloush said on Monday he would head the rebel delegation to the peace talks backed by Russia and Turkey in Kazakhastan, saying this was to “neutralize the criminal role ” of Iran in the Syrian conflict. Allou ...

Senior Syrian rebel negotiator says will head rebel delegation at peace talks
Reuters - 2017-01-16 12:47
AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebel negotiator Mohammad Alloush said on Monday he would head the rebel delegation to the peace talks backed by Russia and Turkey in Kazakhastan, saying this was to "neutralize the criminal role " of Iran in the Syrian conflict. ...

Massimo Rumi's pictures from Iran Kurdish villages
KurdPress - 2017-01-16 11:46
Photo: Massimo Rumi's website ...

Official outlines Iran's four-point plan for Syria peace
KurdPress - 2017-01-16 11:46
Iran Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani says that Iran's four-point plan for making a halt to the Syrian crisis has already been presented. ...

KRG to Iran on Saudi consulate row: no one is entitled to request that a consulate be closed in Erbil
Rûdaw - 2017-01-16 10:39
"These unacceptable statements are in no way in favor of the friendly relations between both sides ...

Iranian official, Ammar al-Hakim discuss Iran-Iraq ties
KurdPress - 2017-01-16 08:18
Iran Head of Parliament NSFPC Alaeddin Boroujerdi and Chairman of Iraqi National Coalition Ammar Hakim met in Baghdad on Sunday. ...

Russland, Türkei und Iran bereiten in Moskau Syrien-Treffen in Astana vor
Sputnik - 2017-01-16 04:49

Iran court sentences Kurdish political prisoner to five years in prison
Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-01-16 02:00
“In the past few days, the branch two of Orumiyeh (also known as Urmiye) Revolutionary Court headed by judge Ali Sheikhlou sentenced a Kurdish political prisoner to five years in prison,” a reliable source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). “ ...

Latest on Kurdish prisoners on hunger strike in Iran jails
Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-01-16 02:00
Kurdish political prisoner on hunger strike Saeed Shirzad was transferred to a prison infirmary and then to a hospital outside his prison following a sudden drop in his blood pressure on 12 January. Another Kurdish political prisoner, Foad Yousefi, detain ...

Turkey and Iran: exchanging paths on Kurdistan Region
Rûdaw - 2017-01-15 21:19
There was more common ground between Erbil and Tehran than Erbil and Ankara ...

Iran not happy about Turkey, Russia rapprochement
Orient News - 2017-01-15 02:04

Rafsanjani was not a ‘moderate’
Rûdaw - 2017-01-15 00:17
Under Mr. Rafsanjani’s watch, Iran also began its quest for nuclear weapons ...

Iran repopulates Syria with Shia Muslims to help tighten regime’s control
Rojikurd - 2017-01-15 00:07
In the valleys between Damascus and Lebanon, where whole communities had abandoned their lives to war, a change is taking place. For the first time since the conflict broke out, people are starting to return. But the people settling in are not the same as ...

300 Years Term Issued for Iranian Kurdish Inmates in 2016
Rojikurd - 2017-01-15 00:07
In 2016, some 81 Kurdish inmates from Iran received in total 300 years of custody for different felonies. In the same time, six Iranian Kurdish women were also altogether sentenced to 162-month term, a human rights watch organization reported. According t ...

U.S. envoy to U.N: Iran nuclear deal working, wise for Trump to uphold
NRT - 2017-01-14 13:51

Iranian official, Iraqi FM discuss regional developments
KurdPress - 2017-01-14 08:51
Head of Iran Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi and Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jaafari discussed regional developments and bilateral ties in Baghdad on Friday. ...

Russia, Turkey, Iran hold talks in Moscow on Syria
KurdPress - 2017-01-14 08:51
Russian, Turkish and Iranian diplomats held consultations in Moscow to discuss the preparations for the intra-Syrian talks in Astana, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement. ...

All terrorist groups in region are Turkey, Iran common enemy: Rouhani
KurdPress - 2017-01-14 08:51
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated in a phone call with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan that all terrorist groups in the region are the common enemies of the two states. ...

Iran repopulates Syria with Shia Muslims to help tighten regime's control
The Guardian - 2017-01-14 04:03
New communities are settling in areas where Sunnis have fled or been forced out as Tehran seeks an arc of control stretching from its borders to Israel In the valleys between Damascus and Lebanon, where whole communities had abandoned their lives to war, ...

Iran after Rafsanjani
Orient News - 2017-01-14 02:07

Iran to purchase more uranium after approval from US, other countries
Rûdaw - 2017-01-13 22:44
"Iran had previously purchased 220 tons of uranium ...

Iran's Revolutionary Guards position for power
Reuters - 2017-01-13 13:42
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards look set to entrench their power and shift the country to more hardline, isolationist policies for years to come following the death of influential powerbroker Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. ...

Kurds Protest Report of Iran-Allied Shiite Militias Seeking Base in Iraqi Kurdistan - Breitbart
Breitbart - 2017-01-13 03:31

Ariel Cohen, Energy and Russia Expert & Alex Vatanka, Middle East and Iran Expert - The Axis
Orient News - 2017-01-13 02:05

With Obama’s blessing, Iran to get 130 tons of Uranium
Orient News - 2017-01-13 02:05

Activists urge UN to cite Russia, Iran war crimes in Syria
Orient News - 2017-01-13 02:05

Iran-backed militias, Assad regime bomb Madaya
Orient News - 2017-01-13 02:05

Kurdish death row prisoner writes open letter to UN Special Rapporteur
Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-01-13 02:01
Kamal Ahmadnejad, a Kurdish political prisoner sentenced to death by virtue of Qesas law (Eye for an Eye), has written an open-letter to human rights organisations and to the UN Special Rapporteur for human rights issues in Iran about the tortures he unde ...

Iran receives its first Airbus plane
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-12 16:49
The Airbus A321 delivered to Iran Air is the first in a batch of 100 jets ordered under a landmark fleet-renewal deal. (Photo: Archive) ...

Activists urge U.N. to cite Russia, Iran war crimes in Syria
Reuters - 2017-01-12 13:48
GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian activists say they have given U.N. investigators evidence of alleged war crimes committed by Russia and Iranian-backed militia in the battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo, calling for them to face justice for killing civilians an ...

Russia, Iran likely focus at hearing on Trump pick for defense chief
Reuters - 2017-01-12 13:08
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Pentagon is expected to field tough questions about civilian control of the military as well as future U.S. policy toward Russia and Iran during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thur ...

Iran receives first western passenger plane in four decades
Rûdaw - 2017-01-12 09:35
It follows the country’s nuclear deal last year ...

Syrie : des pourparlers de paix prévus à Astana le 23 janvier
France24 - 2017-01-12 03:57
Les négociations entre le régime syrien et les rebelles se tiendront le 23 janvier à Astana, au Kazakhstan. Ces pourparlers, parrainés par la Russie, l'Iran et la Turquie, précéderont ceux que l'ONU organisera à Genève le 8 février. ...

Ex-Iran president’s funeral turns into political rally
Orient News - 2017-01-12 02:00

Iraqi Kurdistan oil a slippery issue
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
NAJAF, Iraq,— Iran and Turkey are trying to extend their economic influence over Iraqi Kurdistan oil, even as controversy flares over surreptitious deals between Kurdistan and Turkey. Iraqi Kurdistan has been shipping oil to Turkey without Baghdad’s knowl ...

Iran’s Brilliant Strategy in Syria
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
Dr. Hussein Tahiri | Special to Ekurd.net The West has often underestimated the power, ability and canniness of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The regime has been able to withstand over three decades of sanctions by the West and stretch its muscles through ...

Iran executed 109 Kurds in 2016, human rights group says
Waar Media - 2017-01-11 14:00
Waar, Duhok: Islamic Republic of Iran executed 109 Kurds from Rojhalat, also known as Iranian Kurdistan, on charges of trading drugs last year, a human rights group said. Hangaw human rights group said the Iranian regime had arrested and tortured hundreds ...

Iran ready to export gas to Iraq: official
KurdPress - 2017-01-11 08:04
Iranian official has stated that his country is is ready to proceed with the project to export natural gas to Iraq as soon as Baghdad takes measures to make the related payments. ...

Iranians voice dissent at Rafsanjani's funeral
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-11 04:09
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani touch the coffin of former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani during his funeral ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 10, 2017. (Photo: Reuters) ...

Les Kurdes sont-ils les victimes du rapprochement russo-turc?
Institut kurde - Paris - 2017-01-11 03:09
Par François Bernard La communauté des Kurdes est répartie entre 4 pays. En Turquie surtout, mais aussi en Irak, en Syrie et en Iran. Le combat des Kurdes pour une meilleure reconnaissance de leur identité, leur espoir de retrouver un pays autonome provo ...

Security Council to discuss Iran’s violations of arms embargo
Orient News - 2017-01-11 02:00

Prisoners of conscience at risk of dying after prolonged hunger strike
Rojikurd - 2017-01-11 00:05
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, Ms. Asma Jahangir, today raised alarm over the critical health situation of several prisoners of conscience on prolonged hunger strike in the country. In recent weeks, at least e ...

A Small Part of Hashemi Rafsanjani’s Criminal Record
Rojikurd - 2017-01-11 00:05
Rafsanjani at 82, died after a heart attack, shortly after being transferred to a hospital. Rafsanjani was one of the main pillars of the clerical regime in Iran and was considered the closest aide to Khomeini since coming to power, and as such he was inv ...

Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani commemorated in Erbil
KurdPress - 2017-01-10 21:54
Kurdistan Region governmental, party and religious figures participated in a ceremony in Iran’s consulate in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region, to commemorate Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani who died of a heart attack on Sunday at age 82. He was the la ...

Iraqi president condoles death of Ayatollah Rafsanjani
KurdPress - 2017-01-10 18:04
Iraqi President Fuad Massoum expressed his condolence on the demise of late Chairman of Iran's Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. ...

Turkey Turns to Russia for Air Support in Syria, Fighting Continues Despite Ceasefire, U.S. Policy Could Shift in Libya, and One of Iran’s Founding Fathers Dies - Lawfare
Lawfareblog - 2017-01-10 17:54

German politician assassination plot highlights need to end relations with Iran Orient Net - NCRI The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has published a report on Iranian regime’s ..
Orient News - 2017-01-10 02:00

Esad: Ez amademe her tiştekî gotubêj bikim
Rojeva Kurd - 2017-01-10 00:12
Piştî di garantoriya Rusya û Tirkiye de li Suriye agirbest hate ragihandin, dest amadevaniya civinek ya aşitiyê jî hate kirin. Hinek welat li paytextê Kazakistan Astanayê ji bo rewşa Suriye dicivin. Heta niha tê zanin ku Rusya, Tirkiye û Iran tevlî vê civ ...

Iran denies reaching agreement with KRG on construction of oil pipelines
Kurdish Globe - 2017-01-09 18:56

Ex-Iranian president who ordered killing of Kurdish leader dies
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-09 18:24
Iran's ex-president Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani whom a German court says ordered the killing of the Kurdish leader Sadeq Sharafkandi died from a cardiac arrest at 82. (Photo: Archive) ...

KRG, Iran Continue Prisoner Exchange
Gulan Media - 2017-01-09 10:06

Kurdistan Region imports $7billion worth of fruit and vegetables in a decade
Rûdaw - 2017-01-09 09:47
between 2004-2014 the Kurdistan Region imported $7.1 billion worth of fruit and vegetables from abroad, mainly from Iran and Turkey ...

Iran welcomes Turkey-Iraq rapprochement
KurdPress - 2017-01-09 07:06
Iran has welcomed a recent rapprochement between Turkey and Iraq, which reached a new level after Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim visited the Iraqi capital on Jan. 6. ...

Iran's ex-President Rafsanjani dies at 82
BBC - 2017-01-08 17:58
Iran's former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani dies at 82 after a heart attack, media say. ...

Culture can guide economic development: vice president
KurdPress - 2017-01-08 12:24
Iran first Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri said on Saturday that culture can serve as a guide for the country's economic development and progress. ...

Syrien-Krieg: Russland geht, Iran bleibt
SRF - 2017-01-08 02:02

Iraqi Kurdistan oil a slippery issue / Ali Mamouri
KurdPress - 2017-01-07 12:41
Iran and Turkey are trying to extend their economic influence over Iraqi Kurdistan oil, even as controversy flares over surreptitious deals between Kurdistan and Turkey. ...

Iranian Kurdish Female Inmate on Hunger Strike
BAS News - 2017-01-07 10:27
She has been in prison since 2007 ERBIL — An Iranian Kurdish woman named Hajar Piri who has been imprisoned by Iran over political reason recently started a hunger strike. Piri has been imprisoned by the Iranian regime for over 9 years without being allo ...

Kurdish musician Nazeris perform in northern Iran
KurdPress - 2017-01-07 09:24
The renowned Iranian Kurdish vocalist Shahram Nazeri and his son Hafez Nazeri gave a concert in Amol, Mazandaran province. Photo: Mehr News Agency ...

Dialogue with Iran is an unrealistic idea
Orient News - 2017-01-07 02:05

Pro-Iran militias escalate military campaign on Ein al-Fijeh
Orient News - 2017-01-07 02:05

L’illusione di un nuovo asse tra Russia, Iran e Turchia
Internazionale - 2017-01-06 04:14
L’emergere dell’asse tra Russia, Iran e Turchia ha partorito molte stupidaggini. A fine dicembre questi paesi hanno imposto un cessate il fuoco in Siria. A qualcuno questo è bastato per decretare il trionfo di Vladimir Putin, il naufragio delle diplomazie ...

Iran executes at least eight since beginning of 2017
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-06 00:14
Iran had the highest number of executions per capital in 2015 when it hanged about 1,000 people. (Photo: Archive) ...

‘Corruption’ in Iran ignites war of words between Rowhani, Larijani
Rojikurd - 2017-01-06 00:08
A war of words, unlike any since the spread of the Iranian revolution in 1979, has erupted between Iranian President Hassan Rowhani and judiciary chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani in which each one accused the other of “corruption” and demanded the other reveal ...

US Congress plans to tighten sanctions on Iran
Rojikurd - 2017-01-06 00:08
The US Congress plans to tighten sanctions on Iran, focusing on Tehran’s role in supporting terrorism in the Middle East and their missile program, as well as the reports of the human rights violations taking place in the country. According to the Turkey’ ...

Iran Attempting to Make Persian Second Official Language in Iraq
BAS News - 2017-01-05 23:28
The attempt will be opposed by Kurds and Sunnis ERBIL — An Iranian attempt for making Persian the second official language in Iraq has been revealed, and a Kurdish MP states "the attempt is to diminish the status and weight of Kurds in Iraq." Speaking to ...

Iran official says achieving peace in Syria will not be easy
NRT - 2017-01-05 21:12

U.S., European weapons used to commit war crimes in Iraq: Amnesty
Reuters - 2017-01-05 11:29
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Militias fighting alongside Iraqi troops against Islamic State are committing war crimes using weapons provided to the Iraqi military by the United States, Europe, Russia and Iran, Amnesty International said on Thursday. ...

Iran warns Turkey to refrain from complicating Syria situation
KurdPress - 2017-01-05 07:55
Iran has blamed unconstructive remarks by Turkish officials regarding the developments on the ground in Syria and warned the remarks will further complicate the situation in the war-torn country, Press TV reported. ...

Bashar al-Assad hails Iran's role in Syrian victories
KurdPress - 2017-01-05 07:55
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Iran deserved congratulations on recent victories in Syria since they were accomplished with Iran’s support. ...

Security threats bring Iran’s Kurdish groups closer together
Rûdaw - 2017-01-05 07:07
the Islamic Republic poses a real threat to all our security with their terror actions and also how to repel such actions ...

Verhandlungen - Türkei: Verletzungen der Waffenruhe gefährden Syrien-Gespräche
Der Standard - 2017-01-05 03:51
Außenminister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu warnt Iran vor Torpedierung von Friedensverhandlungen ...

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