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Unprecedentedly, “Jinology” Faculty opened in Rojava

ANHA - 2017-09-20 14:29
The University of Rojava has opened two new faculties; Women's Science known as Jinology (Jinolojî is a term created by Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocalan) and Fine Arts, as well as the four faculties that were already opened last year. ...

VIDEO: 'Iran against Kurdish statehood'

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 23:12
Ellen Laipson, Atlantic Council distinguished fellow and president emeritus of the Stimson Center, presents her ten-year vision for tackling these complex challenges in "A New Strategy for US-Iran Relations." (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

HDP elects new co-leader

KurdPress - 2017-05-21 10:40
Turkey's pro-Kurdish party elected a new co-leader on Saturday, May 20, to replace Figen Yuksekdag, who has been in jail on terrorism charges since November last year and was stripped of her parliamentary status three months ago. ...

Kurdish Female Political Prisoners’ Release Remains Uncertain

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-05-12 02:02
Last year the Prosecutor’s Office of Youth detention centre In Yasouj, announced the release of Ghadriye Ghaderi, a Kurdish political prisoner is on 26 May, 2017 but recently the prison authorities said that according to new letter from Orumiyeh courts a ...

Yezidis in Kurdistan Region celebrate Red Wednesday

KurdPress - 2017-04-20 09:54
Thousands of Kurdish Yezidis gathered on April 18 in Lalish temple to celebrate the Yezidi New Year known as ‘Red Wednesday’. A large number of Yezidis who live abroad returned to Kurdistan Region to take part in the ceremony alongside others from the rel ...

In Pictures: Yezidis New Year Ceremony (Red Wednesday)

Waar Media - 2017-04-19 14:07
WAAR-DUHOK: Thousands of Kurdish Yezidis on April 18th gathered in Lalish temple to celebrate the Yezidi New Year known as Charshamaba Sor “Red Wednesday”. A large number of Yezidis who live abroad returned to Kurdistan Region to take part in the ceremon ...

In Pictures: Yezidis Celebrate Red Wednesday

BAS News - 2017-04-19 01:03
DUHOK — Thousands of Kurdish Yezidis on April 18th gathered in Lalish temple to celebrate the Yezidi New Year known as ‘Red Wednesday’. A large number of Yezidis who live abroad returned to Kurdistan Region to take part in the ceremony alongside others f ...

Barzani: No One Can Impose Themselves on Yezidis

BAS News - 2017-04-18 15:10
Barzani congratulates Kurdish Yezidis on their new year ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani sent his congratulations to the Kurdish Yezidis on the occasion of Yezidi new year known as Charshama Sor (Red Wednesday), which will be commemorate ...

Is The Iranian Regime Facing A Kurdish Uprising?

Roji Kurd - 2017-04-04 00:01
BYSETH J. FRANTZMAN During the Newroz Kurdish spring New Year celebrations, the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) called on Kurds in Iran to hold widespread celebrations across the Kurdish areas. “This call was well received by the people of Ku ...

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. ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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. ...
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