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Newroz celebrations by guerrillas continue
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 14:21
Guerrillas of the HPG (People's Defense Forces) and YJA-Star (Free Women's Troops) continue their celebrations to welcome the Kurdish New Year festival Newroz. ...

[IN PICTURES]: Israeli Kurds Celebrate Newroz with Kurdish Costumes
BAS News - 2017-03-24 15:40
ERBIL — The Jewish Kurds in Israel organized different activities to celebrate Nawroz on March 21st which marks the Kurdish New Year. The pictures of Kurds on Nawroz in Israel show how the Jewish Kurds, along with all other Kurds in the world, celebrated ...

Tens of thousands celebrate Kurdish Newroz in Syrian Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Tens of thousands of people celebrate the Kurdish New Year Newroz across Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) and other parts of northern Syria on Tuesday. Newroz is the traditional Kurdish new year, The year 2017 corresponds to the Kur ...

Thousands celebrate the Kurdish New Year of Newroz in Turkey
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Kurdish celebrations of the New Year, Newroz, on Tuesday mixed peacefully with protests against expanding the powers of Turkey’s president. Thousands celebrated the Newroz in Istanbul and in Diyarbakir, a mainly ...

Barzani Meets with Ambassadors in Erbil
BAS News - 2017-03-23 00:46
ERBIL — On the occasion of the Kurdish New Year, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received foreign envoys in Erbil to celebrate Nawroz together. Ambassadors and diplomatic representatives of 35 countries were present at the gathering. Briefing t ...

Kurds in Iraq Ring in the New Year
The Kurdish Project - 2017-03-22 03:09
See how Kurds in Iraq are celebrating Newroz, or the Persian New Year, with this incredible photo gallery. The post Kurds in Iraq Ring in the New Year appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Flag raised at Binghamton City Hall to celebrate Kurdish New Year
Binghamtonhomepage - 2017-03-21 22:48

Lévy Wishes Kurds Soon an Independent on Nawroz Congratulation Tweet
Waar Media - 2017-03-21 15:12
WAAr-DUHOK: A French public intellectual, media personality, and author Bernard-Henri Lévy congratulated his Kurdish friends on Nawroz via Twitter. Lévy wished a soon independent for Kurds, when he stressed via tweet: “Newroz Piroz Be! Happy new year to ...

Thousands of Kurds mark Kurdish New Year in Diyarbakir
NRT - 2017-03-21 14:36

Canadian PM congratulates Kurds on Nawroz
Waar Media - 2017-03-21 11:25
WAAR-DUHOK: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday issued an official statement wishing a happy New Year (Nawroz) to all those who celebrate. “Today, we join Persian, Central Asian, Kurdish, and Ismaili Canadians to celebrate the festival of [N ...

Nawroz as Celebrated By Kurds
BAS News - 2017-03-21 09:56
Every year on 21st of March, Kurds around the world celebrate their New Year which starts with Spring when the nature starts reviving. For thousands of years, the beginning of the Kurdish New Year has been associated with joy, dancing, family gatherings, ...

Shervan Derwîsh: Manbij was reborn with Newroz
ANHA - 2017-03-21 09:12
Celebrations to welcome the Kurdish New Year Newroz have begun in Manbij city with the Newroz fire lit by the mothers of martyrs. ...

Abadi Congratulates Barzani on Nawroz
BAS News - 2017-03-20 21:04
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has congratulated Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and the people of Kurdistan Region who celebrate the Kurdish New Year known as Nawroz. In an official letter, Abadi wished the Kurdish New Year bring ...

UNAMI Extends Greetings on Kurdish New Year
BAS News - 2017-03-20 20:06
BAGHDAD – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, extended his greetings and best wishes to the Kurds and Iraqi people in general. “Nowruz is a time of renewal, a new beginning and for getting togeth ...

Barzani: Kurdish Nation Should gets their Sovereignty
Waar Media - 2017-03-20 18:57
WAAR-DUHOK: In a Nawroz message on the eve of the Kurdish New Year on Monday Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said that Nawroz is for the Kurds the symbol of the demise of the enemy and start of a new life. Barzani said that the month of March w ...

Masrour Barzani: We Are Kurds First, and That Should Remain the Unifying Force
BAS News - 2017-03-20 14:26
Masrour Barzani urges the Kurdish political parties to unite ERBIL — The Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani released a statement on Kurdish New Year occasion on Monday in which he stressed on the unity of the Kurdish f ...

Barzani: Sacrifices of Kurdistan People Should Result in Sovereignty
BAS News - 2017-03-20 13:02
Barzani released a statement on Nawroz occasion ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani released a statement on Monday on the Kurdish new year [Nawroz] occasion in which he asks the people of Kurdistan Region to have hopes that their perseveran ...

Turkey’s Kurds say will celebrate Newroz despite preventions
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
ANKARA,— Istanbul and Ankara governors have announced on Tuesday that official celebrations planned for the Kurdish new year of Newroz have been cancelled due to security reasons. According to Diken news portal, the governor’s offices expressed as a just ...

Iraqi Kurdish gay marries under Finland’s new same-sex marriage law
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
HELSINKI,— A law passed in 2014 by Finland’s parliament to legalize same-sex marriages came into effect in the beginning of this month and has since enabled many gay couples, including Kurds, to formally tie the knot. This year is special to the history ...

New Year celebrations help Kurdish Winnipeggers feel at home - Manitoba - CBC News
CBC - 2017-03-19 21:35

Rojava’s Security (Asayish) Bans Nawroz’ Fire
Waar Media - 2017-03-19 15:25
WAAR-DUHOK: Syrian Kurdish security forces (Asayish), affiliated with the ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD), have banned the people across Rojava from making customary fire to celebrate Nawroz, the Kurdish New Year. According to the decision, gathering ...

Turkey brands Germany ‘HYPOCRITES’ for allowing huge anti-Erdogan protest in Frankfurt
Waar Media - 2017-03-19 10:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish government has accused Germany of hypocrisy after it allowed tens of thousands of Kurds (from Turkey) to hold a protest in Frankfurt against Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s presidency. Ahead of the Kurdish new year (Newroz), some 30,000 demons ...

Kurdish supporters hold new year rally in Frankfurt | News | DW.COM | 18.03.2017
DW - 2017-03-18 21:44

PYD Bans Nawroz Fire in Rojava
BAS News - 2017-03-18 20:11
Those who fail to comply with face punishment ROJAVA — Syrian Kurdish security forces, affiliated with the ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD), have banned people across Rojava from making customary fire to celebrate Nawroz, the Kurdish New Year. Accordi ...

Turkey bans Kurdish New Year celebrations in Istanbul, Ankara
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-17 21:22

Celebrate the Kurdish New Year 'Newroz' in Carrick - Leitrim Observer
Leitrimobserver - 2017-03-17 20:16

HDP asks Turkish authority for Newroz permission
Waar Media - 2017-03-10 16:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s second largest opposition group, the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) appealed to authorities on Thursday not to ban the Kurdish new year of Newroz that is to be celebrated later this month. Speaking at a press conference ...

Portugal offer to take Kurdish Yazidi refugees from Greece
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
AGIOS ATHANASIOS, Greece,— As a member of a persecuted minority in Iraq, 24-year-old Shaker Mahie has seen his people massacred, raped and scattered across a new continent. Now, the Yazidi — whose faith is older than Christianity — are at the centre of a ...

Kurdish Communities in Los Angeles Celebrate New Year and Hope for a Better Year
Kurdistantribune - 2017-01-05 03:30

PYD members celebrate Öcalan's new year in Strasbourg
ANF/English - 2017-01-01 12:53
PYD members visited participants of the vigil demanding freedom for Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan in the French city of Strasbourg. ...

Kurdistan Vice President calls upon Turkey to resume peace talks with Kurds
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-27 22:22
People gather around a huge bonfire to celebrate Newroz, the Kurdish new year, in the city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, March 21, 2016. (Photo: Reuters) ...

Newroz added to UNESCO Intangible Heritage List
E-Kurd - 2016-12-01 09:59
PARIS,— Newroz, the traditional festival marking the beginning of spring and the Kurdish new year— was registered on UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List on Wednesday, UNESCO website reported. Newroz (Norouz in Persian language) was inscribed on the U ...

Kurdish journalist accused of PKK links granted bail in Australia
E-Kurd - 2016-10-14 08:27
SYDNEY,— A Kurdish journalist charged with being a member of a terrorist organisation has been granted bail in the New South Wales Supreme Court. Sydney-based 38-year-old Kurdish journalist Renas Lelikan was charged with being a member of the banned organ ...

Rojava administration launches new curriculum in Kurdish, Arabic and Assyrian
Aranews - 2016-10-07 08:00
ARA News QAMISHLI – The 2016-2017 school year has started in Northern Syria – Rojava (NSR), and the self-administration has introduced a brand new Kurdish curriculum. According to the Rojava’s Education Commission, the old Ba’athist curriculum has been re ...

Kurdish on the curriculum in Armenia for new school year
Rûdaw - 2016-10-03 23:08
13 Kurdish books for grade one through twelve have been printed ...

Turkey's Kurds overwhelmingly demand peace talks
Kurdistan24 - 2016-09-28 19:07
People gather around a huge bonfire to celebrate Newroz, the Kurdish new year, in the city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, March 21, 2016. (REUTERS) ...

Protest against AKP during the opening ceremony of Swedish Parliament
ANF/English - 2016-09-14 11:52
A group of Kurds held a protest against the AKP for appointing trustees to 24 Kurdish municipalities in a coup to the will of the people during the commencement ceremonies for the new legislative year in front of the Swedish Parliament. ...

Hope and dismay as Kurdish Ezidis mark their New Year “Red Wednesday”
Kurdishglobe - 2016-05-01 00:13

In Pictures: Kurdish Yazidis Celebrating 'Red Wednesday'
BasNews - 2016-04-20 13:44
Kurdish Yazidis on April 20 celebrate their New Year called "Red Wednesday". ...

Talented Kurdish Youth Develops Armoured Ambulance for Peshmerga
BasNews - 2016-03-29 14:48
The ambulance is named Kurd-21, referring to Kurdish New Year on March 21 ERBIL — A Kurdish mechanic has developed an armoured ambulance for the Peshmerga forces to transport emergency medical teams and wounded Peshmerga in and out of dangerous areas, sa ...

Turkey police arrests British scholar arrested over ‘terrorist propaganda’
Kurd Press - 2016-03-27 00:11
Amid the ongoing crackdown on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party and its supporters a British academic has been arrested in Istanbul for allegedly distributing invitations to Kurdish New Year celebrations. ...

Kurdish New Year marred by clashes with police in Istanbul
Qantara - 2016-03-22 03:02

Heavy security measures in Turkey over Kurdish New Year celebrations :: La Prensa :: America in English
Laprensasa - 2016-03-22 03:01

Photos: Celebrating the Kurdish New Year in a ruined city - Quartz
QZ - 2016-03-22 03:01

Curfew Lifted in Part of Diyarbakir
BasNews - 2016-03-21 13:32
Tightened security measures put in place DIYARBAKIR — Turkish government has lifted a curfew in some Kurdish areas of southeastern Turkey, but security forces remain on alert as Kurds are celebrating Newroz [Kurdish New Year]. Turkish local authorities a ...

Kurdish New Year Newroz marred by clashes with Turkish police in Istanbul
E-Kurd - 2016-03-21 06:41

Kurdish New Year marred by clashes with police in Istanbul
Focus Fen - 2016-03-21 05:33

Barzani Reasserts Independence in His Newroz Message
BasNews - 2016-03-20 14:10
KRG is firmly working on a reform plan to overcome the financial crisis, Barzani says ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has released a statement to mark the Kurdish new year [Newroz] and ensure the people of Kurdistan Region that the secu ...

Masrour Barzani: Crisis Cannot Prevent Kurds from Reaching their Rights
BasNews - 2016-03-20 14:10
Chancellor of KRSC released a message on Newroz ERBIL — Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) has released a message to mark Newroz (the Kurdish New Year), reiterating that overcoming the current crisis requires a multilateral effort ...

Turkey deports British scholar Chris Stephenson over Kurdish New Year invitations
E-Kurd - 2016-03-17 18:06

Charlie Hebdo’s Alan Kurdi cartoon causes uproar
Waarmedia - 2016-01-14 03:42
Waar, Duhok: French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is facing fresh international criticism after a cartoon in its latest edition appeared to link Kurdish toddler Alan Kurdi with those who committed sex attacks in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. The cartoon c ...

Kurdish mountains welcome the new year with snow
Rûdaw - 2016-01-02 12:17
'The snow has fallen heavier, particularly near the town of Mariwan ...

KCK: 2016 will witness an unprecedented struggle by Kurdish people
Hawar News - 2016-01-02 00:17
KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union) Executive Council Co-Presidency has released a statement wishing freedom, democracy, peace and stability for all humanity, peoples of Middle East, Turkey and the Kurds in the new year. ...

Iraq is Waiting for Kurdish Oil in the New Year
BasNews - 2015-12-20 20:27
KRG is obliged to deliver determined amount of oil to SOMO, Iraqi oil ministry says Baghdad — Iraq's Oil Ministry has announced that its waiting in 2016 for petroleum from Kurdistan Region to Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO). Speaking to Ba ...

New Zealand mulls military aid for Peshmerga
Kurd Press - 2015-10-26 00:22
New Zealand is considering sending military aid to the Kurdish forces of Peshmerga who have been fighting Islamic State (IS) for over a year. ...

Five detained in Bahçesaray
ANF - 2015-03-30 14:18
Five people in Bahçesaray district of Van province have been taken into custody on the grounds of carrying posters during celebrations to mark the Kurdish New Year Newroz. ...

People of Efrîn: Newroz fire will not die down
ANF - 2015-03-25 13:41
Thousands of people are joining today's celebrations to mark the Kurdish New Year, Newroz, in Efrîn city in Rojava, West Kurdistan. ...

Newroz: Kurdish and Persian new year celebrations in Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria - Yahoo News UK
Yahoo - 2015-03-23 14:45

PKK Leader Ocalan Calls For “End Arm Struggle”
BasNews - 2015-03-23 00:05
DIYARBAKIR The jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan has renewed a call for his fighters to end their armed struggle in Turkey. In a message read out at a huge rally marking the Kurdish new year, Ocalan called for a congress to decide on abandoning the in ...

Kurdish Manitobans celebrate New Year | CTV Winnipeg News
Ctvnews - 2015-03-22 23:38

Kurdish official: 49 people killed in twin bombing in Hakasah
Peyamner - 2015-03-22 19:47
PNA - The head of Syria's Kurdish Red Crescent says the death toll from a twin bombing targeting Kurds celebrating new year Nawroz in the Syrian Kurdistan city of Hassakeh has risen to 49. ...

45 killed in attack on Kurdish new year celebrations
Nation - 2015-03-21 20:45

Twin suicide bombings kill dozens in Hassakeh Newruz celebration
Kurd Press - 2015-03-21 17:43
Over 50 people have been killed in twin attacks by suicide bombers who detonated explosive-laden cars in northern Syria Kurdish town of Hassakeh during a celebration of the New Year, Newruz. More than 100 were injured, Kurdish sources said. ...

Ban Ki-moon condemns ‘heinous’ Syria Kurdish new year attacks | Pakistan Today
Pakistantoday - 2015-03-21 17:24

The Peninsula Qatar - Ban Ki-moon condemns 'heinous' Syria Kurdish new year attacks
Thepeninsulaqatar - 2015-03-21 16:01

YPG and YPJ forces celebrate Newroz in Kobanî
Hawar News - 2015-03-21 13:46
Celebrations to mark the Kurdish New Year, Newroz, have started in Kobanî town of West Kurdistan, Rojava. ...

Ban Ki-moon condemns 'heinous' Syria Kurdish new year attacks
Saharasamay - 2015-03-21 12:30

Ban Ki-moon condemns heinous Syria Kurdish new year attacks - NewsHub
Newshub - 2015-03-21 12:00

Newroz fire in Kobanê lit by YPG/YPJ fighters
ANF - 2015-03-21 11:58
Celebrations to mark the Kurdish New Year, Newroz, have started in Kobanê town of West Kurdistan, Rojava. ...

Newroz celebrated in guerrilla areas
ANF - 2015-03-21 11:58
The Kurdish New Year, Newroz, is being celebrated in Medya Defence Zones by freedom guerrillas as well. ...

Ban Ki-moon condemns heinous Syria Kurdish new year attacks | Latest News & Gossip on Popular Trends at India.com
India - 2015-03-21 11:22

Ban Ki-moon condemns 'heinous' Syria Kurdish new year attacks. Politics. Tengrinews.kz
Tengrinews - 2015-03-21 09:39

Ban Ki-Moon Condemns 'Heinous' Syria Kurdish New Year Attacks
NDTV - 2015-03-21 08:25

Twin suicide bombings kill dozens at Kurdish new year celebrations — RT News
RT - 2015-03-21 07:38

Twin bombings at Kurdish new year celebrations kill 33 in Syrian Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2015-03-21 05:51

Car bombs kill at least 20 at Syrian Kurdish new year celebration - Zawya
Zawya - 2015-03-21 05:43

UPDATE 2-Car bombs kill 25 at Syrian Kurdish new year celebration - Zawya
Zawya - 2015-03-21 05:43

Car bombs kill 25 at Syrian Kurdish new year celebration - Firstpost
Firstpost - 2015-03-21 05:12

Car bombs kill 25 at Syrian Kurdish new year celebration | Zee News
India - 2015-03-21 04:41

Car bombs kill 25 at Syrian Kurdish new year’s celebration — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine
Bangordailynews - 2015-03-21 03:35

Twin blasts target Kurdish New Year′s Eve festivities in northern Syria | News | DW.DE | 21.03.2015
DW - 2015-03-21 03:35

Car bombs kill 20 at Syrian Kurdish new year celebration - Independent.ie
Independent - 2015-03-21 03:35

Car bombs kill 25 at Syrian Kurdish new year celebration
Trust - 2015-03-21 01:06

Car bombs kill 25 at Syrian Kurdish new year celebration - Yahoo Maktoob News
Yahoo - 2015-03-21 00:01

Middle East - Deadly car bombs strike Syrian Kurdish new year celebration - France 24
France24 - 2015-03-20 22:54

Car bombs kill 20 at Syrian Kurdish new year celebration - Yahoo Maktoob News
Yahoo - 2015-03-20 20:35

Car bombs kill 20 at Syrian Kurdish new year celebration | TODAYonline
Todayonline - 2015-03-20 20:35

ISIS behead Peshmerga soldiers as a warning on Kurdish New Year | Daily Mail Online
Dailymail - 2015-03-20 16:45

Newroz celebration in Medya Defense Zones
Hawar News - 2015-03-20 15:03
Kurdish New Year Newroz has been celebrated in Medya Defense Zones with the participation of hundreds of guerrillas as well as People's Defense Forces (HPG) Central Headquarters Commander Murat Karayiılan, HPG Central Headquarters Command member Delal Ame ...

Isis Beheads 3 Kurdish Fighters in New Video; Peshmergas Call for 'Newroz of Defiance' Ahead of New Year
Ibtimes - 2015-03-20 11:55

Newroz fire lit in Kobanê
ANF - 2015-03-20 11:45
Residents in Kobanê town of West Kurdistan, Rojava, who have turned back to their homeland after its liberation by YPG/YPJ (People's/Women's Defense Units) fighters commenced celebrations for Newroz, Kurdish New Year. ...

Newroz celebrated in Kurdistan mountains
ANF - 2015-03-20 11:45
Kurdish New Year Newroz has been celebrated in Medya Defense Zones with the participation of hundreds of guerrillas. ...

Newroz fire burns in Efrîn
Hawar News - 2015-03-17 18:58
EFRÎN - The first fire of Newroz, Kurdish New Year, has been lighted in Rojava, West Kurdistan, where the fight against ISIS gangs is continuing. People in the Canton of Efrîn lighted the first Newroz fire on hills overlooking the village of Diraqliyê. Hu ...

Zarok TV to start broadcasting in three Kurdish dialects
ANF - 2015-03-17 14:47
Zarok TV, the first Kurdish-language children's channel, will start broadcasting from the main Kurdish city Amed (Diyarbakır) after long preparations on March 21st, Newroz—Kurdish New Year. ...

'Freedom for Öcalan' march reaches Nusaybin border
ANF - 2015-03-16 13:22
Demonstrators demanding freedom for Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan are expected to walk 37 kilometers a day before reaching the main Kurdish city Amed for Newroz, Kurdish New Year, celebration on 21 March. ...

First Newroz fire in Rojava burns in Efrîn
ANF - 2015-03-15 15:15
The first fire of Newroz, Kurdish New Year, has been lighted in Rojava, West Kurdistan, where the fight against ISIS gangs is continuing. ...

Nevruz to mark a new milestone over Kurdish peace process: Turkey
Kurd Press - 2015-03-13 13:57
This year’s Nevruz, the annual festival celebrated on March 21 to mark the beginning of spring particularly in the country’s predominantly Kurdish Southeast Anatolia region, will mark a milestone in the ongoing Kurdish peace process, a senior government ...

PKK disarming unrealistic before Newruz: Demirtas
Kurd Press - 2015-02-22 01:49
The co-leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas called disarming the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) before new Kurdish year of Newruz unrealistic and asked for direct negotiations between the PKK and Ankara government. ...

Turkey tells PKK to lay down arms in Nawroz
Peyamner - 2015-01-30 23:53
PNA - Turkey’s government has demanded that the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) lay down its arms on March 21, the Kurdish New Year known as Nawroz, and relaunch peace talks to end three decades of conflict. ...

Roboskî Massacre and Snowden: A new year for Kurdish activists | Alliance for Kurdish Rights
Kurdishrights - 2014-12-27 22:14

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