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Belgium jails 14 people for making fake IDs for jihadists: media
Reuters - 2017-01-19 16:11
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian court handed out prison sentences of up to eight years for a group of 14 people convicted of falsifying documents used by Islamist militants in attacks in Paris and Brussels, Belgian media reported on Thursday. ...

Syria: Islamic State group 'kills 12' in Palmyra
BBC - 2017-01-19 14:34
Islamic State jihadists behead four people and shoot eight dead in the ancient Syrian city, monitors say. ...

Material damage in Iska and people assure their resistance
ANHA - 2017-01-19 13:33
The National Coalition mercenaries' bombardment on Iska village in Sherawa province in Afrin canton resulted in vast material damage in citizens' possessions, while people’s reaction was "we are resistant ...

Moment rescuers reach Italy avalanche hotel
BBC - 2017-01-19 10:10
An Italian rescue official has said that a number of people have been killed after a hotel was hit by an avalanche close to the Gran Sasso mountain in the Abruzzo region. ...

Islamic State kills 12 in Palmyra, among them teachers, soldiers: monitor
Reuters - 2017-01-19 09:54
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants put at least 12 people to death in execution-style killings in the ancient city of Palmyra, which they re-captured from the government for a second time in December, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights report ...

Italy avalanche: 'Many dead' in hotel Rigopiano in Abruzzo
BBC - 2017-01-19 09:21
Rescuers in central Italy say many people have been killed after a hotel was hit by an avalanche. ...

Dead found in Italian hotel hit by avalanche after quakes, reports say
Reuters - 2017-01-19 09:15
ROME (Reuters) - A number of people were killed in a small hotel that was hit by an avalanche in the mountains of central Italy after a series of earthquakes, Italian media reported on Thursday. ...

Poll says Turkish people welcome Erdogan Kurdish policy
KurdPress - 2017-01-19 06:30
A survey conducted by Kadir Has University has revealed a change in outlook on the government’s Kurdish policy. For the first time in years, the number of people who find the Kurdish policy “successful” (33.8 percent) outnumbered those who find it “unsuc ...

Istanbul Reina attack suspect says nightclub was chosen at random
BBC - 2017-01-19 05:07
The man suspected of killing 39 people on New Year's Eve says the venue was not his initial target. ...

Germany reviewing nearly 550 migrants deemed a security risk
Reuters - 2017-01-18 22:55
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany said on Wednesday it would review the cases of nearly 550 asylum seekers who have been deemed a security risk, spurred by lingering questions about the handling of a Tunisian migrant who killed 12 people last month at a Berlin C ...

Former Nusra Front says it carried out Damascus bombing
Reuters - 2017-01-18 21:43
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian jihadist group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly the Nusra Front, claimed responsibility on Wednesday for a suicide bombing in Damascus last week that killed seven people. ...

Norway still violating killer Breivik's human rights -lawyer
Reuters - 2017-01-18 14:34
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway is still violating the human rights of mass killer Anders Behring Breivik despite some easing of his near-isolation in jail since he massacred 77 people in 2011, his lawyer told a court on Wednesday at the end of a case about his c ...

Mali car bomb 'kills at least 37 people' in Gao
BBC - 2017-01-18 12:15
At least 37 people are killed in northern Mali in a car bomb attack on a military base, officials say. ...

Twenty-five dead in car bomb attack on Mali military camp -army
Reuters - 2017-01-18 11:35
BAMAKO (Reuters) - Twenty-five people were killed and others were injured when a vehicle packed with explosives detonated on Wednesday at a military camp in Mali's northern city of Gao, according to a provisional death toll announced by the army. ...

Istanbul nightclub attacker says was directed by Islamic State: report
Reuters - 2017-01-18 11:35
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An Uzbek gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day told police he had to change target at the last minute to avoid heavy security and acted with direct orders from Islamic State in Syria, a newspaper said ...

Two killed in clashes over land for power station in eastern India
Reuters - 2017-01-18 10:19
KOLKATA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two people were killed and about a dozen wounded in eastern India when villagers protesting the takeover of their land for a power station clashed with police and government officials in the latest instance of ...

At least four killed in gunfight in Mexico's Cancun
Reuters - 2017-01-18 07:41
CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - At least four people were killed after gunmen opened fire at government offices in the Mexican beach resort of Cancun on Tuesday, a day after at least five people died in a shooting at a music festival nearby. ...

Horses more deadly than snakes in Australia, data shows
BBC - 2017-01-18 05:22
Horses killed more people in Australia in recent years than venomous animals combined, data shows. ...

MSF says Nigerian air force strike on refugee camp kills 50 and 120 hurt
Reuters - 2017-01-17 19:01
MAIDUGURI (Reuters) - An air strike by the Nigerian Air Force killed 50 people and wounded 120 at a refugee camp on Tuesday, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said. ...

Bomb blast in Baghdad kills at least seven: police and medical sources
Reuters - 2017-01-17 16:37
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb blast in southern Baghdad killed at least seven people and wounded 20 on Tuesday, police and medical sources said. ...

Homeless in wintry northern India shiver in buses, portable cabins
Reuters - 2017-01-17 13:45
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Buses and portable cabins are doubling up as shelters for the homeless in northern India amidst a cold snap that has killed at least a dozen people, highlighting a critical lack of affordable housing, campaigners said ...

Norwegians shun Breivik hearing; killer's only visitor is paid "friend"
Reuters - 2017-01-17 13:33
OSLO (Reuters) - Anders Behring Breivik's massacre of 77 people still haunts Norwegians, yet ever fewer care about the neo-Nazi locked in a cell where his only "friend" is paid to visit. ...

2,717 olive trees were cut by the Turkish occupation army in Qarmatlaq
ANHA - 2017-01-17 13:21
2,717 olive trees were cut by the Turkish occupation army in the lands adjacent to Qarmatlaq village in Sheyeh province in Afrin canton, paving the way to build a barrier within people village possessions, ...

Boko Haram claims Nigeria university attack
Reuters - 2017-01-17 10:54
BAUCHI/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Islamist militant group Boko Haram has said it was behind Monday's twin suicide bombing at a university in north eastern Nigeria which killed two people. ...

French FM says rights of all people in Iraq should be upheld
NRT - 2017-01-17 10:16

Istanbul nightclub attacker arrested
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 09:06
Abdulkadir Masharipov, who killed 39 people in an attack on an Istanbul nightclub on the New Year's eve has been detained in the city's Esenyurt district, sources have confirmed. ...

Raqqa tribes declare support for SDF
ANHA - 2017-01-17 09:06
KOBANE – Arab tribes in Raqqa declared their support for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters and urged young people to join the ranks of the SDF in the fight against ISIS. Members of the Arab tribes in Raqqa stated that they supported the fighters ...

Iraq responsible for people in Kurdistan: Parl’t deputy speaker
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Parliament’s Deputy Speaker said the central government is responsible for the lives of the Kurdistan Region’s people as the region is part of the country. Speaking during the Baghdad Dialogue Convention on Satur ...

Half of Syrian and Iraqi refugees to be settled in Sydney
Daily Mail - 2017-01-17 04:14
An area in southwest Sydney with high crime and unemployment will be settling half of the Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to Australia. Fairfield City Council was home to Vietnamese boat people. ...

Turkey suspends Armenian MP for mentioning genocide
ARA News - 2017-01-17 03:06
ARA News Ankara – Garo Paylan, an Armenian member of the Turkish Parliament, was suspended by the authorities for mentioning “genocide against minorities” in a speech during talks on Constitutional amendments. Paylan is an MP for the pro-Kurdish People’s ...

Ten killed in drug-related violence in Mexican state of Guerrero
Reuters - 2017-01-17 02:21
ACAPULCO (Reuters) - Ten people were found dead in Guerrero, one of the most violent states in Mexico, on Monday, in separate incidents connected to drug-gang rivalries, state authorities said. ...

Tunisia inquest shown police map of killer's spree
BBC - 2017-01-17 00:13
A court has watched a police recreation of the hour-long killing spree at a Tunisian beach resort in June 2015, which left 38 people - including 30 British tourists - dead. ...

Two Blasts Hit Kurdish South-east Turkey
Rojikurd - 2017-01-17 00:09
Two separate explosions occured in the Kurdish south-east Turkey which killed and wounded a number of people. Three police officers have lost their lives and three others were wounded by a roadside bomb in Sur district of the Kurdish province of Diyarbaki ...

New Year nightclub attacker caught in Istanbul: Turkish media reports
Reuters - 2017-01-16 23:01
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day has been caught in the city's Esenyurt district, the Hurriyet newspaper website and other media reports said on Tuesday. ...

Istanbul Reina nightclub attacker 'captured'
BBC - 2017-01-16 22:53
Abdulkadir Masharipov is the prime suspect in the massacre of 39 people on New Year's Eve. ...

HRW Report: Turkish people faced massive rights violations in 2016
Rûdaw - 2017-01-16 20:26
100,000 public officials and civil servants dismissed or suspended since the attempted coup ...

Orlando Pulse nightclub: Gunman's wife arrested
BBC - 2017-01-16 19:21
Noor Salman is suspected of aiding and abetting the man who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub. ...

Mexico BPM music festival: Gunman opens fire at club
BBC - 2017-01-16 16:13
At least four people are killed at a club hosting the electronic music event in Playa del Carmen resort. ...

Syrian Kurds appeal to resolve Rojava's political disputes
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-16 15:23
Protesters hold Kurdistan and People's Protection Units (YPG) flags during an open-ended demonstration to denounce the Turkish bombardment in the Kurdish areas of northern Syria, London, United Kingdom, Feb. 21, 2016. The YPG is the PYD's military wing, w ...

SDF: Astana peace talks don’t represent the will of the people
Rûdaw - 2017-01-16 15:15
SDF says ISIS is better equipped than their forces, ask for more support ...

At least four dead, 12 hurt in gun fight at Mexico music festival: organizers
Reuters - 2017-01-16 14:46
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least four people were killed and 12 were injured early on Monday when a gunman opened fire outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Mexico's Playa del Carmen resort, during the BPM electronic music festival, organizers said in a st ...

Turkish cargo jet crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan
Waar Media - 2017-01-16 14:25
Waar, Duhok: A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said. According to the airport ...

Hundreds from Shehba migrate to Efrîn due to Turkish bombardments
ANF/English - 2017-01-16 11:46
1,351 people from Shehba region have migrated to the Efrîn Canton of Rojava, West Kurdistan during the weekend due to the ongoing attacks of occupant Turkish military forces. ...

70k people under ISIS in Hawija face ‘severe’ shortage of basic needs
Rûdaw - 2017-01-16 10:39
The town and surrounded area is besieged by Kurdish, Iraqi forces ...

Brazil prison riot: They say my husband is dead
BBC - 2017-01-16 09:29
Police in Brazil say 26 people were killed in a prison in the city of Natal during shocking violence that broke out overnight. ...

Kyrgyzstan plane crash: It landed on top of the village
BBC - 2017-01-16 09:29
A Turkish cargo plane flying from Hong Kong has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 32 people, most of them on the ground, say officials. ...

32 killed in Turkish plane crash in Kyrgyzstan
KurdPress - 2017-01-16 08:18
A Turkish Airlines cargo jet has crashed near the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, killing at least 32 people. ...

Turkish Airlines plane from Hong Kong crash lands on Kyrgyzstan homes
BBC - 2017-01-16 05:54
At least 32 people are killed as a Turkish Airlines cargo plane from Hong Kong crashes near Bishkek. ...

As millions suffer water shortages in Syria, UN looks to keep potable supply safe
United Nations - 2017-01-16 04:41
The United Nations expressed concern today about fighting in the Wadi Barada area of west Damascus, which in addition to displacing thousands of people, has also restricted water supplies to some 5.5 million people in and around the Syrian capital. ...

Turkish Airlines cargo jet crash kills 16 in Kyrgyzstan
Reuters - 2017-01-16 04:40
BISHKEK (Reuters) - A Turkish Airlines cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 16 people, the Kyrgyz government said. ...

Western aid group chief urges NGOs to deliver direct aid to people inside Mosul
ARA News - 2017-01-15 22:38
ARA News Erbil – Preemptive Love Coalition, one of the few NGOs that operate inside Iraq’s Mosul city, urged aid groups to deliver direct humanitarian assistance not only to civilians that are displaced by the conflict outside of the city, but also to fam ...

Brazil prison riot: 'At least 30 dead' in Natal violence
BBC - 2017-01-15 21:35
After a 14-hour prison riot in the city of Natal, police say at least 30 people are dead. ...

At least 10 dead in Brazil prison clash: newspapers
Reuters - 2017-01-15 13:53
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed in a Brazilian prison uprising late on Saturday, local media said, adding to chaos in the country's penitentiary system in which more than 116 inmates have died in gang warfare since the start of the ye ...

More than 100 casualties during the shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea
ANF/English - 2017-01-15 13:43
At least 107 refugees died and only 4 people survived during the shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea near the coast of Libya last night. ...

Defense Body discusses forming military regiments with Afrin People
ANHA - 2017-01-15 13:26
The Defense and Protection Body in Afrin canton launched a campaign to identify and form military regiment within YPG in each province, the body held a congress with people in Shara province to identify the role of the military regiments in the canton. ...

3,000 civilians displaced in Mosul on daily basis
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-15 13:00
Displaced Iraqi people, who fled the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Mosul, make bread at Khazir camp, Kurdistan Region, Dec. 10, 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Ammar Awad) ...

‘No peace without the freedom of Öcalan’
ANF/English - 2017-01-15 11:28
Families of Halit Oral and Mehmet Yalçın, who set their bodies on fire with the motto of ‘You Cannot Put Out Our Sun,’ called upon Kurdish people to rise up against the isolation of Öcalan. ...

Western aid group urges NGOs to deliver direct aid to people inside Mosul
ARA News - 2017-01-15 02:06
ARA News Erbil – Preemptive Love Coalition, one of the few NGOs that operate inside Iraq’s Mosul city, urged aid groups to deliver direct humanitarian assistance not only to civilians that are displaced by the conflict outside of the city, but also to fam ...

Rojava: IDPs from former ISIS strongholds allowed to return home, ISIS supporters to be prosecuted
ARA News - 2017-01-15 02:06
ARA News Hasakah – Thousands of people have been displaced from villages and towns in Hasakah Governorate due to ongoing clashes between the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants. The local Rojava Self-Administratio ...

Police take three for questioning after anti-terror raids in Brussels
Reuters - 2017-01-15 00:20
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian police detained three people for questioning after carrying out house searches in Brussels that were related to an anti-terrorism investigation, prosecutors said on Saturday. ...

Iran repopulates Syria with Shia Muslims to help tighten regime’s control
Rojikurd - 2017-01-15 00:07
In the valleys between Damascus and Lebanon, where whole communities had abandoned their lives to war, a change is taking place. For the first time since the conflict broke out, people are starting to return. But the people settling in are not the same as ...

Migrant crisis: About 100 missing after boat sinks off Libyan coast
BBC - 2017-01-14 22:21
About 100 people are still believed missing after nightfall, with just four survivors rescued. ...

Demonstrations for Öcalan in Duisburg, Dusseldorf and Liêge
ANF/English - 2017-01-14 20:56
Demonstrations have been held in Duisburg and Dusseldorf cities of Germany and Liêge city of Belgium today to demand freedom for Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan. ...

Demonstrations for Öcalan in Liêge, Duisburg and Dusseldorf
ANF/English - 2017-01-14 20:15
Demonstrations have been held in Duisburg and Dusseldorf cities of Germany and Liêge city of Belgium today to demand freedom for Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan. ...

Anti government protesters march through downtown Baghdad, defy security forces
Rûdaw - 2017-01-14 15:46
'This is a corrupt government with no respect for the suffering of the Iraqi people ...

Deputy speaker: Baghdad responsible for people in Kurdistan Region
NRT - 2017-01-14 15:44

Shengal Constituent Assembly: Our people demand to govern themselves
ANF/English - 2017-01-14 14:19
Shengal Constituent Assembly said preparations are underway for the autonomy of Shengal, urging that the legitimate demands of the Êzidî people must be recognized. ...

Girê Sipî people: who fights on ground has right to attend negotiations
ANHA - 2017-01-14 14:02
Girê Sipî ( Til Abyad) people have taken to streets in a massive demonstration to call for the real representatives of Syrian components participation in any negotiations to solve the Syrian crisis, particularly Astana upcoming congress. ...

Cafe attack suspect arrested in Bangladesh
Reuters - 2017-01-14 13:02
DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh police said on Saturday they had arrested one of the men behind a militant attack on a Dhaka cafe last year that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners. ...

Kurds to stage long march for Öcalan from Luxembourg to Strasbourg
ANF/English - 2017-01-14 11:14
Kurds will stage a long march from Luxembourg to Strasbourg, France at the 18th anniversary of the 15 February international plot against Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan. ...

Turkish occupation army kills 17 civilians in al-Bab
ANHA - 2017-01-14 11:07
NEWS DESK- 17 people have lost their lives and more than 20 others were injured due to the Turkish occupation army bombardment on al-Bab during the past 2 days. Local sources told our agency that the continuous Turkish shelling on al-Bab left 17 civilians ...

YPG: Turkish army targeted our positions
ANHA - 2017-01-13 21:22
NEWS DESK – The People’s Protection Units (YPG) press center has published a statement in relation to the recent Turkish attacks on YPG positions in the territory of Northern Syria. In the statement, the YPG stated: “In the scope of the continuing attacks ...

'Trump has to understand needs of Kurdish people'
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-13 18:42
The president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and of Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief organization, Franklin Graham talks to Kurdistan24 in Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, January 12, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan2 ...

Four suicide bombers kill 15 in northeast Nigeria, police say
Reuters - 2017-01-13 16:03
YOLA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Four suicide bombers killed 15 people in a crowded market in the town of Madagali in Nigeria's northeastern Adamawa state on Friday morning, a police spokesman said. ...

Spain arrests two accused of connections to Islamist militants
Reuters - 2017-01-13 14:45
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police have arrested two people in Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta accused of connections with Islamist militants, the Interior Ministry said on Friday. ...

Co-mayors of Nusaybin taken into custody
ANF/English - 2017-01-13 13:36
Nusaybin Co-mayors Cengiz Kök and Sara Kaya have been taken into custody alongside 6 other people today. ...

Kurds in Europe to shout out for Öcalan’s freedom on January 14
ANF/English - 2017-01-13 13:36
KCDK-E called for a strong attendance to demonstrations and activities will be held in several countries on January 14 against the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan. ...

Komalên Ciwan Coordination calls for initiative for Öcalan's freedom
ANF/English - 2017-01-13 11:34
Komalên Ciwan Coordination called upon the revolutionary youth of Kurdistan to stand up for Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan and launch a freedom for Öcalan initiative that will inflict the final blow against fascism. ...

16 detained as police raid the municipality and houses in Muradiye
ANF/English - 2017-01-13 10:10
Turkish police forces raided many houses and the municipality building in Van’s Muradiye district, and detained 16 people. ...

After peshmergas, youths from South Kurdistan go to Qandil
ANF/English - 2017-01-13 10:10
Hundreds of young people from South Kurdistan are going to Qandil Mountain to support guerrillas and oppose Turkish occupation and collaboration. ...

Suicide attack hit Syria’s Damascus, casualties reported
ARA News - 2017-01-13 02:56
ARA News Damascus – A bomb attack hit the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday, killing at least eight people. The blast, caused by a suicide bomber, targeted the neighborhood of Kafr Sousa in Damascus, where key regime security headquarters are located. “ ...

Iranian Border Guards Wound Five Kurdish Porters
BAS News - 2017-01-13 00:51
A child aged 16 is among the casualties ERBIL — Five Iranian Kurdish porters, including an underage, were wounded on Thursday by direct shooting of Iranian border guards. A human rights watch organization, Hangaw, reported that the people were targeted w ...

Barzani: Those Abandoning Mosul to IS Disliked Mosul Operation Enforcement
BAS News - 2017-01-13 00:51
The Kurdish president also said that nobody has the right to object to Kurds over territorial unity of Iraq ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated that the people who left Mosul for the Islamic State (IS) to occupy it were also reluctant ...

Suspect in Ivory Coast al Qaeda attack arrested in Mali
Reuters - 2017-01-12 22:14
BAMAKO (Reuters) - Authorities in Mali have arrested a man believed to be linked to an al Qaeda attack on a beach resort town in neighboring Ivory Coast that killed 19 people early last year, Malian security officials said on Thursday. ...

Sen. Bob Corker hails Peshmerga, friendship of Kurdish people
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-12 16:49
United States Senator Bob Corker during an interview with Kurdistan24, Washington, DC, United States. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

12 jailed in Siirt's Şirvan district
ANF/English - 2017-01-12 16:10
12 people recently detained during house raids in Siirt's Şirvan district, have been jailed. ...

First Muslim family returns to Yezidi town of Shingal
Rûdaw - 2017-01-12 14:18
"Shingal people will never leave Shingal ...

More youths from Raqqa's liberated villages join SDF ranks
ANF/English - 2017-01-12 13:47
Young people from the recently liberated Eastern and Western Jabar villages have joined SDF ranks to protect their land. ...

People of Sheikh Maqsoud protest the isolation of Öcalan
ANF/English - 2017-01-12 13:47
People of Aleppo’s Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood staged a march in order to salute the İmralı resistance and protest the isolation of Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan. ...

Killer Breivik says he has got 'stranger', more radical in jail
Reuters - 2017-01-12 13:08
SKIEN, Norway (Reuters) - Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik said on Thursday he felt he had become "stranger and stranger" and more radical in his right-wing views in jail and blamed it on near-isolation since he massacred 77 people in 2011. ...

Police race against time after Kardashian heist arrests
Reuters - 2017-01-12 13:08
PARIS (Reuters) - French police raced against detention-time limits on Thursday to glean information from people arrested over the gunpoint hold-up of Kim Kardashian, among them underworld figures said to be known by nicknames worthy of Hollywood hoodlums ...

Another group of liberated villages citizens joined SDF
ANHA - 2017-01-12 12:49
After the liberation of their villages, a number of people from Jabar al-Sharki and al-Gharbi villages joined the Democratic Syrian Forces. ...

Turkey awards the family of Taksim suicide bomber in Jarablus
ANF/English - 2017-01-12 12:38
The family of the ISIS member and Taksim bomber are members of the ‘Jarablus assembly’ established by Turkey. Turkey has awarded several pro-ISIS members of the family of Nebil Fadli, who had massacred 11 people in Taksim, Istanbul. ...

Belgium charges pair over fake papers for jihadist in Paris, Brussels attacks
Reuters - 2017-01-12 10:21
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian authorities have charged two people with supplying fake documents to an Islamic State militant involved in the November 2015 attacks in Paris and who later carried out a suicide bombing on the Brussels metro, prosecutors said ...

Homeless activists defy eviction order in Ireland
Reuters - 2017-01-11 22:28
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of Irish homeless people on Wednesday defied a High Court order to vacate an unused office building in central Dublin in a standoff that has focused attention on the country's growing homelessness crisis. ...

Belgian police detain two for questioning on Paris attacks
Reuters - 2017-01-11 19:08
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian police detained two people after a house search in Brussels in relation to 2015 attacks in Paris which left 130 people dead, the federal prosecutor's office said on Wednesday. ...

Turkish helicopters bomb the rural areas of Syrian Kurdistan: YPG
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Three Turkish military helicopters have entered Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) airspace and bombarded the rural areas of the Kurdish region. The Syrian Kurdish YPG (People’s Defense Units) Press Office said in a statement the Turki ...

Canadian volunteer killed fighting Islamic State alongside Syrian Kurds
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Canadian volunteer with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), Nazzareno Antonio Tassone, was killed in operation to retake the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) group, the YPG said in a statement on Tuesday. “ ...

Thousands of Kurds demonstrate in Paris over murder of Kurdish activists
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
PARIS,— Several thousand people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday to demand justice and a speedier investigation into the 2013 murder of three Kurdish activists. Sakine Cansiz, a founder of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the early 1980s, and two oth ...

Islamic State car bomb in eastern Baghdad kills 13, wounds dozens
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
BAGHDAD,— Islamic State claimed a suicide bomb attack that police and medics said killed 13 people at a vegetable market in eastern Baghdad on Sunday. The Islamic Jihadi group said in an online statement that a suicide car bomber had detonated his explosi ...

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