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Sri Lanka landslides, floods kill at least 25; dozens missing

Reuters - 2017-05-26 12:15
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 25 people while dozens are missing after torrential rain, officials said on Friday, as soldiers fanned out in boats and in helicopters to help with rescue operations. ...

China police arrest 44 in $140 million online scam

Reuters - 2017-05-26 03:44
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's police have arrested 44 people over a scam which saw many as 93,000 people contribute start-up capital to "unfreeze" assets smuggled overseas when the Nationalist government was overthrown in 1949, police authorities said late ...

Deadly wildfires sweep Siberia

BBC - 2017-05-25 23:20
Three people have been killed and hundred of homes destroyed as Russia declares a state of emergency. ...

IS Abducts nearly 3,000 Villagers in Western Nineveh

BAS News - 2017-05-25 19:30
ERBIL— The extremists from the Islamic State (IS) organization on Thursday raided four villages in western Nineveh province, abducting nearly 3,000 civilians. Iraqi media, citing Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights, reported IS took the people from Afri', ...

Militia violence in Central African Republic leaves 300 dead

Reuters - 2017-05-25 18:05
DAKAR (Reuters) - Militia violence in Central African Republic has killed around 300 people and displaced 100,000 in the last two weeks, the United Nations and the government said on Thursday, in the worse displacement since a 2013 civil war. ...

Father, brother of Manchester bomber arrested in Libya

Waar Media - 2017-05-25 17:34
WAAR-DUHOK: The suspected Manchester Arena suicide bomber’s younger brother, Hashem Abedi, and father, Ramadan Abedi, were arrested by Libyan counter-terrorism forces on Tuesday evening in the capital Tripoli. The bomb killed 22 people and injured 59. Br ...

UK election campaign resumes after Manchester attack

Reuters - 2017-05-25 10:53
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) will unveil its policy pledges on Thursday, restarting an election campaign which was suspended after a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured dozens more in the northern city of Manch ...

Dozens of IS Suspects Arrested in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-05-24 23:44
KIRKUK — Kurdish Police and security forces in Kirkuk carried out separate operations on Wednesday and managed to capture 15 people whom are suspect of Islamic State (IS) membership. Chief of Kirkuk Police forces, Sarhad Qader, confirmed the report to Ba ...

Dozens of IS Militants Killed in Western Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-05-24 16:42
15 wanted and suspects were also arrested in the province ERBIL— As a result of coalition airstrikes on Islamic State (IS) bases in western Kirkuk, dozens of IS members were killed. Also in separate operations, 15 people were arrested over "terrorism" ch ...

The risk of deportation “Anwar Moradi Zar” to Iran by the German government

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-05-24 16:19
According to the report, the Iranian Communist Party published and a copy of it to Kurdistan Human Rights Association has been sent, a citizen of Kurdish people of the Sanandaj in East Kurdistan called “Anwar Moradi Zar” members of the Communist Party of ...

Manchester attack: Bomber not acting alone, says Amber Rudd

Waar Media - 2017-05-24 15:54
WAAR-DUHOK: The man who carried out a suicide attack in Manchester was “likely” to have not acted alone, Home Secretary Amber Rudd says. Salman Abedi killed 22 and injured 64 when he blew himself up at the Manchester Arena on Monday night – 20 people are ...

Britain deploys troops to prevent attacks after Manchester bombing

Reuters - 2017-05-24 08:49
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Soldiers were being deployed to key sites in Britain on Wednesday to prevent attacks after the terror threat level was raised to its highest level following a suicide bombing in Manchester that killed 22 people, including c ...

Australian police did not act fast enough to deadly siege: coroner

Reuters - 2017-05-24 05:42
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police failed to respond quickly enough to the threat posed by a gunman responsible for a 16-hour siege at a Sydney cafe in 2014 in which three people including the hostage-taker were killed, a coroner said in a report on Wed ...

US dispatches military equipment to YPG

KurdPress - 2017-05-23 22:35
The U.S. dispatched around new 100 trucks consisting of military equipment to the pro-Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria on May 15 and May 20, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency has reported. ...

The phenon of depression gripped the society the East Kurdistan and Iran.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-05-23 22:12
According to official government statistics, 6 million 400 thousand people in Iran are suffering from depression. Kurdistan Human Rights Association , a report found that in relation to depression and to the Director General of mental health, the Ministry ...

Poetry Book on Sinjar Massacre to be Unveiled in Iranian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-05-23 21:48
Erbil— A collection of poems about the extermination of the Kurdish Yezidi people of Sinjar will be unveiled on Wednesday in the Kurdish city of Sinjar, Iran. The book by Kamal Amini, entitled "A quarter to Forget" and issued by Gutar Publishers, will be ...

Suicide bomber kills five in Somalia's northern Puntland region

Reuters - 2017-05-23 19:48
BOSASSO, Somalia (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed five people, including a policeman, and injured 12 others on Tuesday at a police checkpoint in Somalia's northern Puntland region, a local governor said, the first such attack in three years. ...

PM Barzani “Strongly” Decries Manchester Terrorist Attack

BAS News - 2017-05-23 19:46
LODZ — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has condemned the terror attack in the UK which killed 22 people and wounded 59 others at Manchester Arena on Monday night. “I offer my condolences to the families affected, British people and gove ...

BCF Delivers Food Assistance to Civilians in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-23 16:52
Civilians in Mosul's western part are in dire need of basic food aid ERBIL — In its continued collaboration with the State of Kuwait to assist the people of Mosul, Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) delivered life-saving food aid to civilians in the libera ...

At least 22 killed in suspected Manchester ‘terrorist attack’

Waar Media - 2017-05-23 13:54
WAAR-DUHOK: As many as 22 people have been killed and another 59 injured in the explosion that hit Manchester Arena, the Guardian reported citing police sources. According to law enforcement agencies, there are children among those killed. The terror att ...

IS Claims Manchester Attack That Killed 22, Wounded 59

BAS News - 2017-05-23 09:45
MANCHESTER — 22 people, including children, were killed and 59 others were injured in a suicide bombing which took place late Monday at 10:30pm in the foyer outside the main hall of the Manchester Arena during a concert by the American singer Ariana Gran ...

Suicide attack near Iraq’s oil-rich Basra kills at least 8

E-Kurd - 2017-05-23 08:58
BAGHDAD,— A suicide bombing near the oil-rich city of Basra killed at least eight people as the Islamic State group took the fight against Iraqi forces deep into the country’s south, a military commander said Saturday. Five civilians and three troops wer ...

Thailand reassures foreigners following Bangkok hospital attack

Reuters - 2017-05-23 07:21
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's foreign ministry on Tuesday reassured the international community that the country would increase security at sensitive locations a day after a bomb exploded at a hospital in the capital Bangkok wounding 24 people. ...

Martyr Canadian YPG fighter’s body is sent home

ANHA - 2017-05-22 23:32
DERIK – The people of Rojava sent the funeral of Agir Ararat, Canadian YPG fighter, to South Kurdistan. From there his body will be sent to Canada to be buried in his own country. Canadian YPG fighter Nazzareno Antonio Tassone’s (Agiri Ararat) funeral, wh ...

Over 165,000 IDP Families Returned to Anbar

BAS News - 2017-05-22 19:41
ERBIL— As of September 2016, some 165,089 displaced families form Anbar returned to their original places in the province after elimination of Islamic State (IS) threats in their areas, an official said. Most of these people resided in the Kurdistan Regi ...

Alîkarî li koçberên di kampa Minbicê de ne hate belavkirin

ANHA/Kurdî - 2017-05-22 14:47
MINBIC – Rêxistina People in Need û bi alîkariya rêveberiya Kampa Minbicê 460 parên alîkariyan li koçberên di kampê de jiyan dikin, belav kir. Parên alîkariyan ji madeyên xwarinê yên wekî ava bacana, fûl, humis, birinc, rûn, zêt, kunsirwa, xwê û şekir pêk ...

150 to 200 thousand people in East Kurdistan are to carrier jobs busy.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-05-21 22:59
According to reports received by Kurdistan Human Rights Association , on Sunday 21 May 2017, Rasoul Khezri “appointed representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Islamic Parliament in connection with insurance innocent civilians Piranshahr said ...

The Weird Side Effect of Not Getting Enough Sleep

Waar Media - 2017-05-21 15:53
WAAR-DUHOK: You know that it’s important to get a good night’s sleep, and odds are you probably try to do the best that you can. However, plenty of people fall short of getting as much sleep as they need — Gallup reports that 42 percent of adults in the ...

Huge turnout in elections in bordering villages

KurdPress - 2017-05-21 08:51
People in bordering villages of Iran participate largely in the presidential and council elections which were held on Friday, May 19. Photo: Farid Nikkhah Reporter’s code: 50101 ...

At least 22 dead in clashes over Central African Republic town: U.N.

Reuters - 2017-05-20 14:31
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Fighting this week between rival Christian and Muslim militias in the Central African Republic town of Bria killed at least 22 people, including 17 civilians, and forced some 10,000 others to flee, the country's United Nations mission ...

Iranian FM hails huge turnout in elections

KurdPress - 2017-05-20 11:00
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hailed people for massive turnout in the presidential and local elections held on Friday, May 19. ...

Bombings in Basra and Baghdad Kill 28, Wound Dozens

BAS News - 2017-05-20 09:40
Islamic State claimed the Basra attacks ERBIL — Iraq's Interior Ministry said that 13 people were killed and others were 15 wounded, including 9 policemen, as a result of the explosions of two car bombs in southern Baghdad, according to the initial repor ...

People cast votes in Mahabad

KurdPress - 2017-05-20 07:39
People in Mahabad, northwestern Iran, cast their vote in the 12th presidential an 5th city and village council elections Reporter’s code: 50101 ...

Suicide of a young Kurdish from East Kurdistan, in Kermanshah

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-05-19 23:07
According to reports of Kurdistan Human Rights in Association, yesterday 18 May 2017, a young Kurdish named “Sasan Moradi” from Kermanshah of East Kurdistan people committed suicide in garrison Kermanshah and lost his life. According to reports he has bee ...

Massive turnout in Kermanshah

KurdPress - 2017-05-19 18:00
People and officials are casting their votes in different polls in Kermanshah province, western Iran Photo: Abdullah Moradi Reporter’s code: 50101 ...

Huge turnout in elections in Sanandaj

KurdPress - 2017-05-19 15:09
People in Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan Province, welcomed warmly the 12th presidential election and the 5th elections of city and village councils. The elections are held today, May 19, all across Iran. Polling stations are open from 8am until 6pm l ...

Iraqi Turkmen working on making Kirkuk ‘a separate region’

E-Kurd - 2017-05-19 14:58
KIRKUK,— The spokesperson for Turkmen political parties in Kirkuk says that his people don’t want to be part of Kurdistan, that they do want a semi-independent region and they hope Turkey will help them with that. As one of Iraq’s smaller ethnic groups, ...

Yezidi Girl Escapes IS Domain

BAS News - 2017-05-19 09:45
ERBIL— Another Yezidi girl could be freed from Islamic State (IS) captivity in Mosul, raising the number of freed Yezidi people to 3,009 individuals, said the chairman for the office of Abducted Yezidi People's Affairs. Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) o ...

Dancing Kurdish Girl Pursues Dreams with Supportive Family

The Kurdish Project - 2017-05-18 21:41
The following article was originally published in Rudaw. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — A Kurdish teenager from Erbil has been drawing public attention through her dancing in public. She has attracted the attention of thousands of people on social networking ...

Bridge collapses in western Indian state, several feared dead

Reuters - 2017-05-18 18:25
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An metal footbridge over the Zuari river in the western Indian state of Goa collapsed late on Thursday evening, killing several people who had gathered on the bridge after an alleged suicide attempt, local police said. ...

Instruments of Pain (IV): The Food Crisis in North East Nigeria

International Crisis Group - 2017-05-18 18:21
Five million people are hit by the humanitarian fallout of the Boko Haram insurgency. Beyond ending the war, this briefing, the last of four examining famine threats in Nigeria, Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia, urges donors to fund their UN aid pledges in ...

Cambodians remember victims of 'Killing Fields'

Reuters - 2017-05-18 16:47
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Hundreds of people gathered at one of Cambodia's most notorious "Killing Fields" on Thursday to remember victims of the Khmer Rouge genocide of at least 1.8 million Cambodians in the 1970s. ...

Hundreds of Thousands of Lives Are at Stake in Mosul: UN Official

BAS News - 2017-05-18 11:39
200,000 more people are expected to flee west Mosul, says Lise Grande ERBIL — Approximately 700,000 people have been displaced from their homes in Mosul, including 500,000 individuals who have fled from the western half of the city since the beginning of ...

Security official asks for huge turnout of people in elections

KurdPress - 2017-05-18 11:02
Iran’s top security official said on Wednesday called people to participate in national events as their huge turnout in the forthcoming election would strengthen the Islamic Revolution's foundations and would disappoint the enemies. ...

Syrian Kurds seek ‘neighborly relations’ with Turkey

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The main Kurdish force in Syrian Kurdistan says it will seek “neighborly relations” with Turkey, which views it as a terrorist organization. Redur Khalil, the spokesman for the Kurdish militia of the People’s Protection Units ...

Pope Francis prays for Yazidis

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
VATICAN CITY,— Pope Francis called attention on Sunday to the plight of people affected by war and conflict in the Middle East as U.S.-backed forces close in on Islamic State militants in Iraq. “So many innocent people are being sorely tested, be they Ch ...

Erdogan’s bodyguards clash with Kurdish protesters in Washington

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
WASHINGTON,— Two people were arrested during a brawl outside the residence of Turkey’s ambassador to Washington following a White House visit Tuesday by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Local news reports said Erdogan supporters and Turkish security guard ...

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP members still in detention in Erbil: envoy

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A number of members of the Turkey’s Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) remain in detention in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil after they were detained by security forces two months ago, the party’s repre ...

IS Executes 16 Civilians After They Attempted to Escape Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-18 01:00
LEEDS — Islamic State (IS) militants continues killing of civilians who attempt to leave the IS-held areas of western Mosul. The group has recently executed 16 people for trying to escape, a representative of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Mosul ...

[In Pictures] PKK Enticing Children into Battlefronts: Source

BAS News - 2017-05-17 20:13
ERBIL— The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)'s wing in Syria is drawing the underage people to its military bases to use them in its military operations later, according to a source. The informed source who preferred anonymity told BasNews on Wednesday that ...

Australia Respects Will of Kurds on Independence: KRG Envoy

BAS News - 2017-05-17 20:13
ERBIL — Australia will respect any decision the people of Kurdistan Region make on their future through an independence referendum, said Kurdistan Region Representative to the country. Haval Dasko told BasNews that the Australian Ambassador to Iraq has e ...

Deadly tornadoes hit Oklahoma

BBC - 2017-05-17 13:24
Police chiefs say some people are trapped inside the damaged homes on the south side of Elk City, Beckham County. ...
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