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Life ceased in Afrin preparing for protest

ANHA - 2017-07-25 14:59
AFRIN- In preparation for the protest that people will launch in Afrin center in order to condemn the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries’ attacks on Afrin canton, life ceased in Afrin. Afrin people are getting ready to start a demonstration conde ...

74 Fleeing Civilians Starve to Death in Anbar Deserts

BAS News - 2017-07-24 21:54
ERBIL— After smugglers abandoned them in the deserts of Anbar province, some 74 civilians died of hunger, Iraqi media reports said. The people tried to flee the Islamic State (IS) areas and head to Turkey with the help of the smugglers. Informed sources ...

Kurdistan Youth Migration on Decline: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-24 20:28
ERBIL— The youth and people no longer migrate to Europe and abroad in large numbers, rather, those who migrated return home, said the director of migration in Kurdistan Ministry of Interior. Speaking to the official page of the Kurdistan Democratic Party ...

Baghdad Seeks Violating Constitution by Amending Article 37: MP

BAS News - 2017-07-24 18:53
ERBIL— The Iraqi government is striving to impeach on the constitution by amending a constitutional article which will not secure the rights of the people of Kirkuk , said a Kurdish lawmaker to the Iraqi House of Representatives, demanding Kurdish leader ...

Kirkuk Votes on Joining Kurdistan for Independence: Governor

BAS News - 2017-07-24 11:11
KIRKUK — Kirkuk Governor Najmaddin Karim has stated that allowing people to have their voice on their future is a legitimate right supported by international laws, reiterating that Kirkuk will be included in the upcoming referendum on Kurdistan’s indepen ...

YPG: Turkish attacks inflicted people’s possessions damage

ANHA - 2017-07-23 15:06
People Protection Units (YPG) stated in a statement that the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries are still violating and attacking Rojava, and YPG respond to these attacks as these attacks inflicted people's possessions serious damage. ...

5 Captives in IS Secret Jail in Nineveh Released

BAS News - 2017-07-22 18:38
ERBIL— Five people from a village of Nineveh province were freed from an Islamic State (IS) secret prison by the Iraqi forces. Cap. Mohammed Jasim, from Nineveh police, told BasNews on Saturday that the people from the village of Imam were released two d ...

Migrants raised UK population by 250,000 in each of past 12 years

K-Medya - 2017-07-22 18:38
Net migration has added a quarter of a million people to the population each year for the past 12 years, according to official figures published yesterday. The figures show the impact of the expansion of the EU when Britain’s job market was opened to eigh ...

Kurds in Germany condemn Turkish aggression on Afrin

ANHA - 2017-07-22 18:18
GERMANY- Dozens of Kurdish community people in Emden city in Germany have gone on a sit-in to condemn the Turkish attacks on Afrin and al-Shahba to support their people’s resistance. To continue the campaign that was launched by Kurdish Women Organization ...

Iraq Against Establishment of US Military Bases in the Country: Maliki

BAS News - 2017-07-22 14:58
IZMIR — the Iraqi society is against the establishment of US military bases in the country, the Vice-President of Iraq, Nouri al-Maliki, said on Friday. According to the Iraqi Vice-President, who spoke to RIA Novosti, the Iraqi government and people are ...

KRG Drawing Roadmap to Fight Drug Addiction

BAS News - 2017-07-22 12:11
ERBIL — The number of drug addicts in the Kurdistan Region is said to be slightly rising whereas the rehabilitation centres in the region to treat patients are not competent. According to Kurdish officials, only 111 people are currently receiving treatme ...

Turkey Can Ally with Syria’s Kurds Someday / David Pollock

KurdPress - 2017-07-21 20:02
The July 5 headline in Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper, quoting Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus reads as follows: “Turkey Says It’s Not Declaring War On YPG [Yekîneyên Parastina Gel or People's Protection Units],” the main Syrian Kurdish militia just ac ...

Holiday resorts in Greece and Turkey hit by earthquake and tsunami

Waar Media - 2017-07-21 14:39
WAAR-DUHOK: Two people have died and 120 have been injured after an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the richter scale hit the Greek island of Kos, a popular holiday resort with British tourists. As a result of the quake, the nearby Turkish resort of Bodrum w ...

Yezidis Won’t Miss This Historic Chance of Referendum: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-21 13:20
SINJAR — A Yezidi official stated that people of Sinjar, a Yezidi predominantly region, are willing to participate in the referendum on Kurdistan Region independence and they won’t miss this long-awaited historic opportunity. Mahma Khalil, mayor of Sinja ...

Iran’s terrorism goliath

Roji Kurd - 2017-07-21 00:04
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps terrorizes its own people and casts a dark shadow over the world By R. James Woolsey and Peter Vincent Pry – – Sunday, July 16, 2017 ISIS has captivated Western attention for so long with its gruesome beheadings, stab ...

Hashd al-Shaabi No Different Than IS: Tuz Khurmatu Tribal Official

BAS News - 2017-07-20 18:51
Kurdish official accuses Shi'ite militias of abducting 80 people this year ERBIL— A Kurdish official from the ethnically mixed Tuz Khurmatu (Salahaddin province) accused the Shi'ite paramilitaries of Hashd al-Shaabi of abducting and expelling the non-Shi ...

First regiment in al-Hasakah announced

ANHA - 2017-07-20 16:33
The General Command of People Protection Units (YPG) announced the first regiment in al-Hasakah city under the name of the two martyrs "Jian Judy and Dogan Fadel". ...

Story of Yezidi Child Survivors of the IS Hell - Part 2

BAS News - 2017-07-20 09:42
On August 3, 2014 the Islamic State (also referred to as IS, ISIS or Daesh) attacked Shingal (a town in Iraq's Kurdistan region also called Sinjar), most of the people living there are from the Kurdish religious community known as Yezidis. After IS overr ...

Barzani Slams Baghdad's Anti-Referendum Stances

BAS News - 2017-07-19 17:16
Kurdistan President states people of Kurdistan do not tolerate threats and denial anymore ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Wednesday issued a statement, accusing the successive Iraqi government of violating the constitution and reaffir ...

Acid pouring on three people in Ilam

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-19 14:27
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association Report,on Tuesday 18 July 2017, in Ilam city east Kurdistan an unknown man was sprayed on acid in three people, who have been reported to be seriously injured. According to an informed source, a Pride ve ...

“Rojava Revolution Is Peoples’ Dignity and Freedom”

ANHA - 2017-07-19 10:43
Hundreds of Cizîre (al-Jazeera) canton people in addition to a delegation of the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) organized on Wednesday a massive demonstration in Qamişlo to celebrate the 5th anniversary of July 19th Revolution under the slogan ...

Demirtas wants to address parliament through video conference

KurdPress - 2017-07-19 10:35
The imprisoned co-leader of Turkey pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, issued a petition to the Parliamentary Speaker’s Office to address his party group from prison via audio-visual information technology (SEGBIS) as a respo ...

The continuity and spread of fires in the forests of Kusalan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-18 18:48
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, pastures and forests of the city of Marivan from the yesterday, a vast area of the nature of these areas has been burned. According to the report of the local people of the region despite ...

YPG foils Turkey-led attack north of Aleppo

KurdPress - 2017-07-18 08:20
Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Monday foiled an attack by Turkey-backed rebel groups in Syria’s northwestern Aleppo province, local sources reported. ...

A fire in the ferests around Rijab Marivan in eastern Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-18 00:23
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, from the night of 15 July 2017, forests around Rijab, located in the city of Marivan, have been burned from the east of Kurdistan. According to the report, people in surrounding villages a ...

Sinjar Mass Graves to Be Unearthed Soon

BAS News - 2017-07-17 17:49
ERBIL— The mass graves of the Kurdish people who were massacred by the Islamic State (IS) organization which have not been exhumed so far will be unearthed as soon as the legal barriers are removed, said the spokesperson for Kurdistan Ministry of Martyrs ...

Al-Wa’er and Iraq people fled Turkish rule

ANHA - 2017-07-16 16:10
AL-SHAHBA- 200 Turkmen families who were living in Jarablos and Azaz fled the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries’ violation in al-Wa’er neighborhood in Homs, an Iraqi family also exited Azaz city and headed towards Kilis paying a sum of money of 7300 ...

Onslaught of security forces to support the human chain from Lake Urmia

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-16 15:02
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, on Friday, 14 July 2017, a community of civil, environmental and local people was held to protect the attention of authorities and other governmental and non-governmental organizations, bo ...

Protests, sit-ins in Europe to support Afrin

ANHA - 2017-07-15 16:42
NEWS DESK- Hundreds of Kurdish people protesting in many European cities expressed their resentment on Turkish occupation army’s attacks on Afrin and al-Shahba areas. Kurdish people and their friends taking part in the protests held Rojava revolution flag ...

“Kurdish People eyes are set on us”

ANHA - 2017-07-15 16:42
The co-chair of the Kurdish National Congress Ribwar Rashid stated during a speech delivered in the consultative meeting that the national unity is not a fiction. The Kurdish National Congress co-chair's deputy Taher Kamaly Zadah said "the Kurdish people' ...

IOM: Additional 380,000 Displacements from West to East Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-14 14:33
Iraq — Around 380,000 people from west Mosul were displaced to the eastern side of the city this week after the city was pronounced free last Monday. “The IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) reported an estimated 380,000 internally displaced pers ...

Kobanî demonstrates supporting Afrin and al-Shahba

ANHA - 2017-07-13 14:16
Thousands of the eastern, western and southern villagers, military forces and Kobanî people gathered in Free Women Square to participate in a demonstration in order to condemn the Turkish state's attacks on Afrin canton and al-Shahba areas, and to support ...

Story of Yezidi Child Survivors of the IS Hell - Part 1

BAS News - 2017-07-13 13:59
By: Sham Barham In August 3, 2014 the Islamic State (also referred to as IS, ISIS or Daesh) attacked Shingal (a town in Iraq's Kurdistan region also called Sinjar), most of the people living there are from the Kurdish religious community known as Yezidis ...

SDF not attended in anti-IS coalition meeting: US official

KurdPress - 2017-07-13 06:35
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an umbrella group overwhelmingly made up of the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), has not attended any meeting in Washington of the international coalition to fight against the Islamic State (IS), a U.S. o ...

The Most Famous Unknown People in the World | Stephen Mansfield

K-Medya - 2017-07-13 05:55
Stephen Mansfield nivîskarê amerîkî, di konferanseke TEDx‘ê de, bi ingilîziyeke sade û ne acizker li dora çîrokên 2 jinên Kurd (pêşmerge Niştîman, nûnera Hukimeta Başûr li Washingtonê Bayan Abdurrahman) bahsa Kurd û Kurdistanê dike. Ji ‘Gertrude Bell‘a ku ...

Household dust makes people fat, groundbreaking research indicates

Waar Media - 2017-07-12 22:53
WAAR-DUHOK: People should keep their homes spotless if they want to avoid putting on weight, new research suggests. A pioneering study in the US revealed that normal house dust is capable of carrying hormone-altering chemicals that prompt cells in the bo ...

At the first court hearing, lawyer Leila Zana called for her client’s innocence

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-12 18:15
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, in the first session of the “People’s Democratic People’s Party (HDP )” city of Agri Parliamentary Representative, “Leila Zana”, was arrested on Tuesday 11 July 2017, at the Turkish Major Crimes Tribuna ...

3rd YPG regiment in Girkê Legê formed

ANHA - 2017-07-12 12:59
People Protection Units (YPG) announced forming the 3rd military regiment that comprised 200 fighters in Girkê Legê during ceremonies where YPG and Women Protection Unit (YPJ) commanders participated in. ...

Three YPG foreign fighters killed in fight against IS

KurdPress - 2017-07-12 09:49
Two US citizens and a British national fighting the terror group of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria were killed last week, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said in a statement. ...

EPP Group Chairman: It's Time to Support Kurds

BAS News - 2017-07-11 21:16
ERBIL— The European People's Party (EPP) Group Chairman on Tuesday stated the European Union should recognize the outcomes of the forthcoming referendum of the independence of the Kurdistan Region while he stressed the EU should back Kurdistan. Addressin ...

Kurdistan People Have the Right to Self-Determination: Belgian Deputy PM

BAS News - 2017-07-11 13:45
BRUSSELS — Kurdistan Region delegation, led by President Masoud Barzani, met with a Belgian delegation, consisting of Jan Jambon, Deputy Prime Minister, Steven Vandeput, Defense Minister and Theo Francken, Immigration Minister, in Brussels on Tuesday to ...

UNHCR Renews Concerns Over Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-10 18:35
MOSUL — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released a statement on Monday, expressing its concerns over the hundreds of thousands of people, who have been displaced, killed or injured during the military operations in western Mosul ...

A meeting about security measures held in Afrin

ANHA - 2017-07-10 11:52
An expanded meeting was held in Afrin canton where the recent status quo, ways to organize people, and reinforcing the security and protection measures were discussed. ...

Iran and Russia May Hand over Afrin to Turkey

BAS News - 2017-07-10 11:12
Tehran, Ankara and Moscow are expected to hold talks on Afrin ERBIL — Iran and Russia are likely to hand over Afrin, a city in northern Syria (Rojava) which is currently held by the PKK's Syrian wing, the People's Defense Units (YPG), to Turkey. High-lev ...

HDP, CHP criticize Erdogan’s claim that Demirtaş is a terrorist

Waar Media - 2017-07-09 17:53
WAAR-DUHOK: Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and Republican People’s Party (CHP) have criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who said he perceived HDP Co-chairperson Selahattin Demirtaş to be a terrorist. The HDP released a statement on Sa ...

Kobanî eastern villages organized a demo supporting Afrin

ANHA - 2017-07-09 16:48
Democratic Society Movement (TEV-DEM) in the eastern villages in Kobanî canton organized a demonstration to condemn the Turkish attacks on Afrin canton and the isolation imposed on the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocalan under the slogan "Viva Afrin Peo ...

Salaheddin Demirtash presented a message to the people

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-09 15:08
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, the leader of the People’s Democratic Party, Salaheddin Demiretash, wrote a message to the Kurdish People in Prison that this message contains the following points. Demirtash also writes I told If they ...

Medicine lack, high temperature increase Afrin refugees’ suffering

ANHA - 2017-07-08 16:09
The people of Robar Camp in Sherawa district are daily suffering from difficulties of insuring main needs, and the high temperature and scarcity of medicine in addition to the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries’ bombardment on the camp and around it i ...

Islamic State female suicide bombers kill 15 in Iraq’s Mosul

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
MOSUL,— The Islamic State group is striking back as Iraqi forces are on the cusp of full victory in Mosul, sending female suicide bombers to target soldiers as the battle for the country’s second-largest city nears its end. At least 15 people were killed ...

Iraqi Kurds want same right to self-determination as Quebecers: envoy

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
OTTAWA,— A senior representative for Iraq’s Kurdish region is defending her people’s plan to hold a referendum on independence, saying they simply want to exercise the same right to self-determination as Quebecers. Tensions in Iraq are mounting after the ...

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP deputy gets suspended sentence and political ban

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
ANKARA,— Turkey’s pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) parliamentary group deputy chairman and Muş deputy Ahmet Yildirim received a suspended sentence and a ban from politics in a trial for insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Accordi ...
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