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Iran Shells Choman district of Erbil province

Waar Media - 2017-08-11 11:44
WAAR-DUHOK: Iranian army’s artillery units bombarded overnight Thursday Kurdistan Region border areas, claiming to have been targeting Iranian Kurdish opposition forces, locals said. A source from Choman district of Erbil province reported to press that ...

Continuous Attacks on Kurdish Tradesmen by Iranian Disciplinary Forces

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-08-11 02:02
Iranian Disciplinary Force (NAJA) opened fire on a van belonging to a Kurdish tradesman in Salas Babajani and killed him. According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network, on Saturday, Aug 7, 2017, Iranian Disciplinary Force opened fire on a vehicle (Van) ...

Iran Shells KRG Borders

BAS News - 2017-08-11 00:21
ERBIL — Iranian army’s artillery units bombarded overnight Thursday Kurdistan Region border areas, claiming to have been targeting Iranian Kurdish opposition forces, locals said. A source from Choman district of Erbil province reported to BasNews that th ...

Iran's Kolbars to Trade through Official Border Points Soon: Report

BAS News - 2017-08-10 20:16
ERBIL— Under a recent decision by the Iranian cabinet, the backpack carriers (kolbars) will be organized, so that they can trade through the official border gates rather than the hazardous routes through the mountains, according to a report. Iranian Shah ...

Iranian Guards Gunned down One More Kolbar

BAS News - 2017-08-10 16:21
ERBIL— Iranian border guards shot a Kurdish backpack carrier (Kolbar in Kurdish) dead in Western Azerbaijan province on Wednesday night, a human rights monitoring group reported. Hengaw website for observing human rights in Iranian Kurdistan reported tha ...

Iranian Security Forces Arrest at Least 20 Kurdish Kolbars

BAS News - 2017-08-09 14:29
ERBIL — The Iranian security forces arrested at least 20 Kurdish backpack carriers, known as Kolbars, on Tuesday. Relying on local sources, Hengaw Agency for human rights in the Iranian Kurdistan, reported that the Iranian security forces arrested at lea ...

Kurdish Man Charged with Murdering His Girlfriend in Eidsvoll, Norway

BAS News - 2017-08-09 14:02
The girl was a Kurdish asylum seeker in Norway ERBIL — A Kurdish citizen, living in Norway, was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend who was also Kurdish from Iran. A Norwegian citizen, originally from Iranian Kurdistan, was charged with the murder o ...

2 Iranian Guards Killed in Clashes with KDP-Iran Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-08-09 13:28
ERBIL- The Peshmerga forces of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)-Iran confronted the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in West Azerbaijan province, leaving two guards dead on Tuesday night. Kurdistan Media, the official outlets of the KDP-Iran ...

do you support Terrorism and terrorists?

Roji Kurd - 2017-08-09 00:07
Roji Kurd: Hassan Rouhani has been inaugurated for a second term as Iranian president in Saturday, 06.07.2017 in Tehran. As you see in the pictures, Mohammad Jafari Sahraroudi, Murderer of Iranian Kurds, has welcomed the guests. Sahraroudi came also at th ...

A Kurdish Inmate Executed in West Azerbaijan, Iran

BAS News - 2017-08-08 12:50
ERBIL — An Iranian Kurdish prisoner was executed on Tuesday, August 8th, by the Iranian authorities in Urmia city of West Azerbaijan province in northwest of Iran. According to Hengaw, a human rights agency, Ibrahim Arisi from Bokan city of West Azerbaij ...

One Kurdish Worker Killed, Two Injured by Iranian Security Forces

BAS News - 2017-08-08 11:18
ERBIL — One Kurdish citizen was killed and another one wounded by the Iranian security forces in Kermanshah province for merely suspecting them to be smugglers. Hengaw Agency for human rights in Iranian Kurdistan reported that the Iranian security forces ...

EU office to be opened in Tehran : Spokesman

KurdPress - 2017-08-08 09:07
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Monday that opening the European Union office in Tehran is going through its routine procedure. ...

Armed Clash Erupts Between Iranian Army and Kurdish Opposition

BAS News - 2017-08-07 12:54
ERBIL — In an armed confrontation between the Iranian Kurdish opposition forces and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Iran, at least two Kurdish fighters and several Iranian troops were killed. The Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) ...

Is Erdogan’s Turkey after nuclear weapons? / Abdullah Bozkurt

KurdPress - 2017-08-07 12:47
Considering the fact Turkey under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been emulating the Iranian model for some time, from investing in proxy groups for leverage and regime change to exporting the ruling party’s Islamist ideology overseas, one should not b ...

Two Kurdish Films to Go on Screen at Paris Festival

BAS News - 2017-08-07 10:50
ERBIL — Two Kurdish products have found their way in the Paris International Film Festival 2017 to go on screen and compete for the best awards. According to Iranian Mehr news agency, ‘Women’s Role’ and ‘Ax of the Life’ are the two accepted short films, ...

Iranian authorities executed two Kurdish prisoners in Urmia

Hengaw - 2017-08-06 03:00
Hengaw: Two Iranian Kurdish prisoners were executed on Saturday, August 5th, by the Iranian authorities in Urmia city of West Azerbaijan province The post Iranian authorities executed two Kurdish prisoners in Urmia appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

Two Iranian Kurdish Prisoners Executed in Urmia, Iran

BAS News - 2017-08-05 10:04
ERBIL — Two Iranian Kurdish prisoners were executed on Saturday, August 5th, by the Iranian authorities in Urmia city of West Azerbaijan province in northwest of Iran. According to Hengaw, a human rights agency, Said Pour Hormzi from Naghadeh, and Hussei ...

Iranian, Russian officials discuss Syria in Moscow

KurdPress - 2017-08-03 07:46
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arabic and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and the Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin on Wednesday discussed developments in Syria. ...

Kurdish Female Activist Briefly Detained in Saqqez

Hengaw - 2017-08-03 03:00
Hengaw: Iranian security forces detained a Kurdish civil rights activist in Saqqez, northwest of the country, last week after raiding here The post Kurdish Female Activist Briefly Detained in Saqqez appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

Iranian authorities executed a Kurdish political prisoner in Sanandaj

Hengaw - 2017-08-03 03:00
Hengaw: An Iranian Kurdish political inmate was executed on Wednesday, August 2, by the Iranian authorities in Sanandaj city of Kurdistan province, The post Iranian authorities executed a Kurdish political prisoner in Sanandaj appeared first on Human Rig ...

Iranian general boasts of Quds Force killing U.S. troops in Iraq

Roji Kurd - 2017-08-03 00:04
Roji Kurd: The deputy commander of Iran’s notorious Quds Force bragged at a recent ceremony that his operatives have killed more Americans than U.S. troops have killed Iranian fighters. based on .washingtontimes, Brig. Gen. Ismail Ghaani was referring to ...

Iran, Russia discuss developments in Syria

KurdPress - 2017-08-02 12:59
Senior Iranian negotiator in Syrian peace and his Russian counterpart discussed the latest developments in Syria and the region on Tuesday. ...

Iran ready to help reconstruct Iraq: Ambassador

KurdPress - 2017-08-02 12:59
Iranian governmental and private sectors in the country are ready to stand by Iraqi people in the same way they did to fight terrorism, and help the country reconstruct itself, Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi said. ...

First Iranian Kurdish Political Prisoner Executed in August

BAS News - 2017-08-02 12:24
He was charged with membership of an opposition party ERBIL — An Iranian Kurdish political inmate was executed on Wednesday, August 2, by the Iranian authorities in Sanandaj city of Kurdistan province, northwest Iran. According to Hengaw, a human rights ...

The Iran forces killed another Kolbar from Sardasht

Hengaw - 2017-08-02 03:01
Hengaw: The Iranian border security forces injured a Kurdish Kolbar and confiscated over 50 horses belonging to Kolbars in Sardasht. According The post The Iran forces killed another Kolbar from Sardasht appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

144 Iranian Kurdish Kolbars Killed or Wounded in 2017

Hengaw - 2017-08-02 03:01
hengaw: 144 Iranian Kurdish backpack carriers known as Kolbars have been killed or wounded during the first 7 months of 2017. According The post 144 Iranian Kurdish Kolbars Killed or Wounded in 2017 appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

144 Iranian Kurdish Kolbars Killed or Wounded in 2017

BAS News - 2017-08-01 14:17
ERBIL — According to reports, 144 Iranian Kurdish backpack carriers known as Kolbars have been killed or wounded during the first 7 months of 2017. Hengaw, a website for tacking human rights violations in Iranian Kurdistan, reported that 144 Kolbars have ...

Iranian FM Zarif arrives in Turkey

KurdPress - 2017-08-01 13:07
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif landed in Istanbul on Tuesday leading a high-ranking political delegation to participate in Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) extraordinary meeting on Palestine and al-Aqsa. ...

“Azad Mineh Abdoli” Kurdish carrier was injured

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-01 01:16
The Kurdistan Human Rights Association has reportedly been severely injured by another Iranian Kurdish carrier in direct shootings by militants from the Islamic Republic of Iran in eastern Kurdistan and was transferred to Urmia health centers by local peo ...

Kurdish Filmmaker Ranked as One of 25 Best Directors of 21st Century

BAS News - 2017-07-31 13:19
The Iranian Kurdish film director Bahman Ghobadi is among the 25 directors who have received the best reviews from professional critics since 2000. Ghobadi has been ranked #25 of the best film directors of the 21st century by the Metacritic. Ghobadi has ...

Baghdad-Tehran Agree on Joint Investment in Two Oil Fields

BAS News - 2017-07-30 18:16
ERBIL— Iraq and Iran have reached an initial agreement for joint investment in two oil fields in Khanaqin and Basra, Iraqi oil minister stated Sunday. Abdul-Jabbar al-Luaibi told reporters after meeting with Iranian official in Tehran that there is an in ...

Iranian Kurdish Athlet Wins Gold Medal at World Karate Competition

BAS News - 2017-07-27 17:19
ERBIL — Iranian Kurdish Karate practitioner Zabihollah Pourshib on Wednesday won a gold medal of men’s -84kg at the the 10th edition of The World Games 2017. The competition is being held in Poland’s Wrocław, ongoing till 30th July. With his gold medal, ...

Iranian president says US bans will not go unanswered

KurdPress - 2017-07-27 08:33
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has condemned the US House of Representatives’ approval of a draft law on fresh sanctions against Iran, saying the Islamic Republic would “definitely”​ give a proportionate response to the hostile move. ...

U.S. Navy fires warning shots at Iranian ship in Persian Gulf

Waar Media - 2017-07-26 18:48
WAAR-DUHOK: A U.S. Navy ship on Tuesday fired warning shots at an Iranian ship in the Persian Gulf, two U.S. defense officials confirmed to Fox News. The American coastal patrol ship fired warning shots from its .50-caliber machine gun at an Iranian patr ...

Iraq should remain united: Iranian official

KurdPress - 2017-07-26 14:12
Iran Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Expatriates Affairs Hassan Qashqavi said that violating Iraqi sovereignty and territorial integrity is in no way acceptable and Iran believes that a united, strong and democratic Iraq is the bes ...

Iran Executes Five Kurdish Inmates

BAS News - 2017-07-26 11:19
ERBIL — The judiciary authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran executed on Wednesday five other Kurdish inmates, including one woman, for different charges. Iranian Kurdish human rights monitoring group (Hangaw) said that the executed people were char ...

Iran, Turkey to expand anti-terrorism cooperation

KurdPress - 2017-07-26 10:27
High-ranking Iranian and Turkish officials in a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday underlined the necessity for expanding mutual cooperation in the war against terrorism, specially the IS, and blocking the terrorists’ financial resources and networks. ...

Prisoner Hanged on Drug Charges in Mianduab

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-07-26 02:00
The Iranian authorities has executed a prisoner on drug-related charges at Mianduab Prison on Sunday, July 23, 2017. He was taken to solitary confinement cells a day before his execution. In an interview with Kurdistan Human Rights Network, an informed s ...

PKK-Affiliate PJAK and Iran Enjoy Ceasefire Agreement: PAK Leader

BAS News - 2017-07-25 14:46
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK), Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) offshoot in the Iranian Kurdistan, is now enjoying a ceasefire with the Iranian government after an agreement made following a series of military clashes in the northwest of the ...

Trent Franks warns Kurds against Iranian and Turkish influence in region

Washington Times - 2017-07-25 10:57
Iranian and Turkish influence in northern Iraq could pose a threat to U.S. interests in the region and its relations with the Kurdistan Regional Government as Iraqi Kurds move forward with a controversial vote on independence in two months, a key House l ...

Iraq and Iran Boosting Military Cooperation

BAS News - 2017-07-24 12:12
ERBIL — Iraq and its neighbouring Islamic Republic of Iran signed an agreement on Sunday to step up the military cooperation in the fight against terrorism, Iranian media reported. According to IRNA News Agency, Iraqi Defence Minister Erfan al-Hiyali and ...

Iran Executes Two Kurdish Inmates in Lorestan

BAS News - 2017-07-23 12:16
ERBIL — Two Kurdish prisoners were executed on Saturday in Khorramabad central prison in Lorestan Province, in western Iran. According to Hengaw website for monitoring human rights in Iranian Kurdistan, authorities in Parsilon Prison of Khorramabad city ...

US' anti-Iran meddlesome claims unacceptable: FM

KurdPress - 2017-07-23 08:02
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Saturday that the White House officials’ claims are unacceptable and clear example of interference in Iran’s internal affairs. ...

Killing and Injury of Several Citizens by Iranian Disciplinary Forces

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-07-21 02:01
During the past 9 days, officers of Iranian Disciplinary Force (NAJA) have killed a Kurdish citizen and injured four others on the false pretext of smuggling in Kermanshah and Ravansar. “On the morning of July 9, a Relief Unit under Command of Iranian Di ...

Referendum would Isolate Iraqi Kurds: Iranian official

KurdPress - 2017-07-18 08:20
Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Monday that holding referendum in the Iraqi Kurdistan region will isolate and increase pressure on the Kurds living in the region. ...

Iran Security Agency interference of a Baha’i citizen

Hengaw - 2017-07-18 03:00
Hengaw: The security forces of the Iranian government prevented the funeral of a Baha’i citizen in the city of Bukan. According to The post Iran Security Agency interference of a Baha’i citizen appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

Three Kurds were executed by Iran regime in Loristan

Hengaw - 2017-07-18 03:00
Hengaw: In the aftermath of the wave of executions of citizens in Iranian prisons, three Kurdish citizens were executed in the Lorestan The post Three Kurds were executed by Iran regime in Loristan appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

Ten Iranian Kurdish Inmates Executed in 3 Days Only

BAS News - 2017-07-17 15:12
ERBIL — Iranian judicial authorities have executed ten Kurdish inmates in three days last week, human rights activists said. According to Hangaw website which monitors human rights abuses across the Iranian Kurdistan, most of the inmates were sentenced t ...
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