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A KDP-S Leader's House Comes Under Attack in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-04-26 12:18
ERBIL — A group of armed men in Rojava (the Kurdish region in Syria) raided the house of a leader of Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S) in Afrin city on Tuesday evening. Abdulrahman Apo, a leader of KDP-S, said in a statement that four ablazing ...

KRG Envoy Seeks Poland Support for Kurdistan Independence

BAS News - 2017-04-25 21:53
SPFOA — Ziyad Raoof, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) representative to Poland met with the Deputy Marshal of the Polish Parliament, Stanislaw Tyszka and the Leader of Kukiz 15' Pawel Kukiz on Monday, discussing Warsaw’s support for Erbil and an i ...

Yezidi Leader Mir Dasin Bag Warns PKK to Leave Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-04-25 15:07
PKK forces should leave Sinjar before people take up arms against them SINJAR — Mir Dasin Faruq Bag, a Yezidi leader, stated the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) should withdraw from Sinjar before the people of Sinjar will be forced to take up arms against ...

Gloves off in French election as Le Pen aide calls Macron 'arrogant'

Reuters - 2017-04-24 10:30
PARIS (Reuters) - Round two of the bitter fight for the French presidency got under way on Monday within hours of first round results with far-right leader Marine Le Pen's top aide launching a stinging attack on her centrist opponent Emmanuel Macron. ...

Head of IS Education in Tel Afar Killed: Kurdistan CTD

BAS News - 2017-04-23 01:21
ERBIL — US-led coalition warplanes on Saturday killed an Islamic State (IS) leader who was responsible for the group’s educational body, Kurdistan Region’s Directorate of Counter-Terrorism (CTD) said. “On 22nd April, terrorist Ali Raza Mahmoud, head of t ...

Mexico kills Gulf cartel boss in Reynosa shootout

Reuters - 2017-04-22 22:23
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican marines killed a drug gang leader in a gun battle that raged through the night across the border city of Reynosa and left dozens of burned vehicles in its wake, the government said on Saturday. ...

Erdogan plans to visit Russia on May 3

Waar Media - 2017-04-21 16:26
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to visit Russia on May 3 and hold a meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, the Turkish president’s office told TASS on Friday. “This trip has been scheduled. Our president plans to visit Russi ...

Baba Sheikh Hopes for Release of Abducted Yezidis on Red Wednesday

BAS News - 2017-04-19 20:40
ERBIL— The leader of Yezidis in Iraq on Wednesday hoped that the abducted Yezidis be released and the IDPs return to their homes. Today along with thousands of Yezidi followers, Baba Sheikh, the leader of Yezidis' Spiritual Council, celebrated the Red We ...

IS Leader Baghdadi Arrested: Report

BAS News - 2017-04-18 18:54
He was arrested in early April in Syria ERBIL— The leader of the Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been arrested by the Russian and Syrian joint forces, according to a report by Russia Today (RT). RT cited a press release by the European Depart ...

PKK Marginalizing Leaders Close to Jailed Leader Ocalan

BAS News - 2017-04-18 16:17
PKK has learned that there is a compromise between Erdogan and Ocalan ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has started to marginalize its leaders whose views are close to those of the jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan, particularly after Qandil has suspect ...

Referendum result is ‘democratic victory’ of ‘no’ camp: CHP

KurdPress - 2017-04-18 08:37
The 24 million Turkish citizens who voted against the constitutional changes have scored a “democratic victory” even though they failed to halt the government’s project, Turkey main opposition leader has said, warning that Turkey will be ungovernable with ...

Tuz Khurmatu Arab Chieftain Urges Peshmerga To Stop "Hashd's Violence"

BAS News - 2017-04-17 17:23
He accuses the Shi'ite militias of killing civilians ERBIL— The leader of the Arab tribes in the disputed Tuz Khurmatu (Kirkuk province) called on Kurdistan Region Peshmerga as well as coalition forces to confront the "violations" by the Shi'ite Hashd mi ...

IS Chief Baghdadi Is in Syria near Iraqi Border: Iraqi Intelligence

BAS News - 2017-04-17 17:23
Bghdadi has left for Syria a long time ago ERBIL — Iraqi Falcon Intelligence Cell (FIC) announced on Monday that the Islamic State (IS) leader Abubakir al-Baghdadi is still alive and he is living on the Syrian soil near the Iraqi border. FIC reported tha ...

Thousands in al-Hasakah support the hunger strikers

ANHA - 2017-04-16 18:23
Thousands of al-Hasakah city people expressed their solidarity with the resistance of the political detainees in the Turkish state prisons, and they condemned the isolation imposed on the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocalan by a demonstration. ...

Kurdistan Islamic Parties To Form United Political Council

BAS News - 2017-04-15 21:27
KIM leader says they try to improve their attitudes towards human rights and women ERBIL— There are serious efforts by the Islamic parties in Kurdistan Region for forming a common political council, said a member of Kurdistan Islamic Movement (KIM) polit ...

10 percent threshold designed against Kurds: CHP leader

KurdPress - 2017-04-15 13:05
The Leader of Turkey opposition Republican Peoples’ Party (CHP), Kemal Kilicdaroglu, stated that the 10 percent threshold to enter parliament as a party in Turkey’s constitution was designed against Kurds in the country and prevent them from entering the ...

North Korean murder suspects wear bullet-proof vests to court

Reuters - 2017-04-13 04:44
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Two women accused of killing the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader made their second court appearance on Thursday wearing bullet-proof vests, but the hearing into the Kuala Lumpur airport assassination was postponed u ...

In Picture: IS Leader in Charge of Smuggling Killed in Syria

BAS News - 2017-04-12 15:13
The militant is said to be an Uzbek national ERBIL — The US-led coalition has killed an Uzbek national who was a leader of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, said Kurdistan Region’s Counter-Terrorism Directorate (CTD). Geiratzon Ozimovie, known as Abdulrah ...

HDP Leader Sentenced to One Year in Prison

BAS News - 2017-04-12 00:56
ISTANBUL — The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-chair Figen Yuksekdag on Tuesday was sentenced to one year in by a Turkish court for spreading “terrorist” propaganda, Kurdistan 24 reported. The accusation was made based on one of Yuksekdag’ ...

White House accuses Russia of deflecting blame on Syria attack

Reuters - 2017-04-12 00:23
WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States accused Russia on Tuesday of trying to shield Syria's leader from blame for a deadly poison gas attack last week, as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brought a Western message to Moscow condemning its s ...

Guatemalan police arrest powerful Salvadoran gang leader

Reuters - 2017-04-11 21:32
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (Reuters) - Guatemalan police arrested one of the top leaders of the Salvadoran criminal gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) on Tuesday and confiscated arms and vehicles, a police spokesman said. ...

PKK leader: International mediation needed on Kurdish issue

KurdPress - 2017-04-11 20:02
In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Cemil Bayik, the co-chairperson of the executive council of the Kurdistan Communities Union, a Kurdish political organization committed to implementing Abdullah Ocalan's ideology of democratic confederalism, and ...

Trump aides differ over Assad's future after Syria attack

Reuters - 2017-04-10 04:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top aides to President Donald Trump demurred on Sunday over where U.S. policy on Syria was headed after last week's retaliatory missile strike, leaving open questions about whether removing Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad from power w ...

PYD Stuck Between Two Policies in Rojava: ENKS Leader

BAS News - 2017-04-09 17:40
He accuses PYD of enforcing Syrian regime's agenda ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is seriously troubled in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) as it has been stuck between two policies, said a leader from the Kurdish opposition alliance in Rojava.PKK and i ...

Independence Referendum Will Include All Kurdish Areas: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-09 15:19
ERBIL — Nouri al-Maliki, leader of the Iraqi Shi'ite political party of Dawa, said they will endorse the outcome of the Kurdistan Region independence referendum provided that the referendum does not include Kirkuk province, according to Iraqi media. Iraq ...

U.S. had better attack IS not Syria: PKK leader

KurdPress - 2017-04-09 12:07
A leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) reiterated on the destruction of the terrorist group of the Islamic State (IS) and blamed the U.S. for attacking al-Shaayrat airbase. ...

Muqtada Sadr Calls on Bashar Assad to Step Down

BAS News - 2017-04-08 16:00
ERBIL — the Sadr Movement leader, Muqtada al-Sadr, on Saturday issued a statement whereby he called on the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to resign and on the US administration to stop "exaggerating" its positions and decisions.In an official statement ...

Turkey should not be part of war: CHP

KurdPress - 2017-04-08 07:05
Following the U.S. airstrike on a Syrian military airbase, Turkey main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said on April 7 that Turkey should be “part of peacemaking, not war.” ...

Maldives police arrest opposition leader for plotting to oust government

Reuters - 2017-04-07 13:51
(Reuters) - Police in the Indian Ocean island nation of the Maldives arrested an opposition leader for "plotting to overthrow the government", police said on Friday, days after the opposition's failed bid to oust the speaker and take control of parliament ...

In abrupt shift on Syria, Trump turns to military advisers

Reuters - 2017-04-07 10:31
WASHINGTON/PALM BEACH (Reuters) - Hours after a poison gas attack in Syria killed dozens of civilians on Tuesday, President Donald Trump's intelligence advisers provided evidence Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad was behind the atrocity, officials said. ...

PYD Selling Oil to Turkey while Offending Erdogan in Media: ENKS Leader

BAS News - 2017-04-06 20:29
He says Kurds have no room neither in PYD's nor in Assad's book ERBIL — The ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) has a confidential multi-dimensional agreement with the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and acts like a "mercena ...
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