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US continues to send arms to Syrian Kurdish forces

KurdPress - 2017-09-21 09:21
The US is continuing to arm Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the fight against the terrorist Islamic (IS), Turkey’s state-run Anadolu agency said on Wednesday. ...

Kurdistan: Number of Civilian Casualties in Turkish Airstrikes Reached 9

BAS News - 2017-09-21 00:28
DUHOK — The Turkish airstrikes on Kurdistan Region territories overnight Tuesday has costed the lives of nine people, all of whom are said to be civilians. Citing a local official earlier on Wednesday, BasNews reported that three people have lost their l ...

Mexico earthquake as it struck

BBC - 2017-09-21 00:06
A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 220 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City. ...

YPG disclosed 8 fighters’ record

ANHA - 2017-09-20 16:49
People Protection Units (YPG) media center disclosed the record of 8 fighters who martyred during September 15,19 while they were participating in al-Raqqa and al-Jazeera Tempest campaigns. ...

Kurds and Arabs of Zummar Rally in Support of Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-20 14:37
ERBIL — People in Zummar district, in north-eastern Nineveh Province, organized a rally on Wednesday to show their support for Kurdistan Region’s independence vote, scheduled for September 25. Ahmed Jaafer, mayor of Zummar District, told BasNews that ral ...

Pictures: Pro-Independence Gathering in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2017-09-20 14:37
SULAYMANIYAH — A huge number of pro-independence people from Sulaymaniyah gathered on Wednesday to show support to the imminent independence vote in Kurdistan Region. Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, who arrived in the city earlier today, is sa ...

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. ...

SDF liberated civilians east of the Euphrates

ANHA - 2017-09-20 14:29
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Deir ez-Zor Military Council liberated hundreds of eastern of the Euphrates villages' people, and they were taken to safe areas. ...

Plan to expand Al-Tuwaheina camp

ANHA - 2017-09-20 10:50
The Office of Organization Affairs in al-Tabqa Civil Council is preparing to expand Al-Tuwaheina camp, coinciding with the approaching of the rainy season and the possibility of the influx of displaced people from Deir-ez-Zor province in east Syria, as we ...

Barzani: We Have the Right Not to Trust Verbal Pledges

BAS News - 2017-09-19 17:57
ERBIL— If the Kurdistan Region leadership receives an alternative for its independence referendum from Baghdad which the international community can guarantee its enforcement, instead of voting to the referendum on September 25, the people of Kurdistan w ...

Turkey pro-Kurdish HDP holds 'justice rally' in Diyarbakir

KurdPress - 2017-09-19 08:52
Turkey pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) held a grand meeting in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir titled “Justice, Conscience and Democracy” in protest of the current state of democracy in Turkey and arrests of its lawmakers. ...

McGurk, Jihadi John and the rest

BAS News - 2017-09-18 18:09
The recent statements by Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy for the War against Islamic State, which were made during a press conference about Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum, have caused concerns among people. The public opinion ...

Baghdad Has Lost Allegiance of Nineveh Components: MP

BAS News - 2017-09-18 18:09
ERBIL— As a result of its "negative" position against the components of Nineveh Plain, the Iraqi government has failed in re-obtaining the allegiance of Nineveh people, said an MP from the Kurdish Shabak minority. Speaking to BasNews on Monday, Salim Sha ...

IHERC: Kurdistanis diaspora can vote in Referendum without ration Card

Waar Media - 2017-09-18 18:04
WAAR-DUHOK: On Monday, the Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) removed a major obstacle for those in the Diaspora taking part in the referendum for the Kurdistan Region. The people of the Kurdistan Region are heading toward a his ...

Kurdistan’s BCF Delivers Aid to Mosul

BAS News - 2017-09-18 15:26
MOSUL — The Kurdish humanitarian organisation, Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF), delivered on Sunday a sizeable amount of supplies to the people in the newly liberated Mosul, northern Iraq. In their most recent campaign, the BCF, in cooperation with the ...

UNAMI: IS Terrorists Continue to Kill Despite Defeat on the Battlefield

BAS News - 2017-09-18 12:02
BAGHDAD (UNAMI) — The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has been informed of an explosion that killed a number of people, including members of the Popular Mobilization Units and civilians, in a village west of Mosul today. The explosion ...

Barzani urges US to support Kurdistan Region

KurdPress - 2017-09-18 11:04
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani urged the United States, in a message to a rally of Kurds in the US, to “stand by the people of Kurdistan.” ...

Ten Civilians Dead, Wounded by Landmines since January: MAA

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
ERBIL — At least six people were killed since January by the landmines remained from war eras in the Kurdistan Region, an official said. Another four civilians were also wounded in different incidents across the region, said Mohammed Ahmed, head of Kurdi ...

95% of People Expected to Vote "Yes" to Independence: Kurdish Official

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
ERBIL — An estimation of 95% of people in Kurdistan Region are expected to vote in favour of independence on the referendum day, said a Kurdish politician. Kurdistan Region is scheduled to hold an independence vote on 25th September, which also allows th ...

8 Killed, 16 Injured in Explosion West of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
MOSUL — Eight people were killed and sixteen others were injured after an explosion at a school-based training camp for local militia near the city of Mosul, a local source said on Sunday. According to the source, who spoke to Sputnik on condition of ano ...

YPG reveals record of 8 freedom martyrs

ANHA - 2017-09-17 15:42
The media center of the People Protection Units revealed the record of eight fighters who martyred in al-Raqqa and al-Hasakah from September 10 to 15. ...

After Iran, Turkey attacked East Kurdistan Kurds

ANHA - 2017-09-17 15:42
NEWS DESK- After the Iranian regime, the Turkish occupation army forces attacked the Kurdish youths on the border between Rojhilat Kurdistan (East Kurdistan) and Başûr Kurdistan in Şemzînan, and the attack resulted in wounding 2 young people. Sources from ...

Al-Jazrah people: SDF protect us

ANHA - 2017-09-17 15:42
The people of al-Jazrah village in al-Raqqa city returned to their village, and said "Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters protect us and we live safely". ...

By youth spirit, they preserved their folklore

ANHA - 2017-09-17 12:59
NARIN AMIN AFRIN- Çiyayê Kurmênj band for the elderly that is specialized to folkloric dance art in Afrin canton in Afrin region is a sample of loving people to their heritage and culture. Çiyayê Kurmênj band for Afrin folkloric dance for old people is on ...

Popular demand for Deir-ez -Zor residents to join Civil Council

ANHA - 2017-09-17 12:59
The chairman of the Preparatory Committee for the Constituent Assembly of the Deir -ez-Zor Civil Council Ghassan Yousef has explained that they are continuing to hold meetings with the people of Deir -ez-Zor and stressed that their meetings are going thro ...

Barzani rules out alternative to referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-17 10:49
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has ruled out an alternative to the Kurdish independence referendum and therefore called on people to vote on September 25. ...

YPG responding to Turkish attacks, a mercenary wounded

ANHA - 2017-09-16 14:55
AFRIN/AL-SHAHBA- People Protection Units (YPG) and Women Protection Units (YPJ) in Afrin region repelled the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries’ attacks. As they responded, a mercenary in Atima town axis in Adlib region and that is aligned to Jan ...

Barzani rejects US, UK, UN proposal to delay referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-15 23:31
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Friday said that the people of the Kurdistan Region have not received the alternative yet to the upcoming independence referendum scheduled for Sep. 25, stating the vote will be held on time. ...

Quick Fixes Won’t Block Libya’s People Smugglers for Long

International Crisis Group - 2017-09-14 15:54
A recent dramatic decrease in migrants reaching Europe may be partly explained by payoffs to armed groups in Libya. In thisA, Crisis Group’s Senior Analyst for Libya, Claudia Gazzini, warns about the risks associated with this policy, arguing that while ...

With small capabilities, Sinciq Sadûn offered important services

ANHA - 2017-09-14 15:01
HIWA MAHMOUD AMÛDA –People Municipality in Sinciq village which in Amûda district in Cizîrê region executed important projects in the present year despite of the weak capabilities and the budget. People Municipality in Sinciq village began their projects ...

Commune opens market at Afrin’s Mobata district

ANHA - 2017-09-14 15:01
AFRIN – In order to reduce the distance to the people of the villages of the area of Mobata to fulfill their needs, the Service Committee in the commune “Martyr Badrakhan” village (Araba) is opening a popular market, during a ceremony. At the request of t ...

Kurdish Sweden MP: World Stands with People's Vote for Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-13 19:51
ERBIL— As the timing for holding the independence referendum of Kurdistan is approaching, more politicians, lawmakers and leaders from across the globe voice support for the vote. Shadiya Heidari, an Iranian Kurdish born Swedish lawmaker from the Social ...

Over 2,500 People Arrested in Kurdistan for Suspected Links with IS

BAS News - 2017-09-13 19:10
ERBIL— Some 2,625 people have been arrested by Kurdistan security forces for suspected links with the Islamic State (IS) organization since 2014, stated the Chairman of Kurdistan Region's Committee for Evaluating and Responding to International Reports. ...

DCC’s Preparatory Committee discusses holding conference with people

ANHA - 2017-09-13 16:34
The head of the Preparatory Committee for the establishment of the Deir –ez-Zor Civil Council said that the purpose of their meeting is to form a special committee to hold meetings for the residents of Deir ez-Zor liberated areas in preparation for holdin ...

Israeli PM repeats his country’s support for independent Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2017-09-13 13:36
WAAR-DUHOK: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his country’s support for the establishment of a state for the people of Kurdistan on Tuesday, making him the first head of state to support a “legitimate” process for Kurdistan’s independen ...

Miss USA welcomes first openly transgender contestant

Waar Media - 2017-09-13 13:36
WAAR-DUHK: While transgender soldiers are currently suing President Trump over the administration’s ban on transgender people serving in the military, it appears the president’s appointment to office has given one transgender individual the fuel to fight ...

UK: Man Arrested for Joining YPG in Syria

BAS News - 2017-09-13 13:28
ERBIL — A British citizen who had joined the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units to help the fight against the Islamic State (IS), has been arrested upon his arrival back to his home country. Nottinghamshire police said that Aiden Aslin, 23, was bei ...

ISIS tunnels: anonymous and suspicious secrets

ANHA - 2017-09-13 12:44
People of al-Tabqa city are still discovering more tunnels dug underground by IS mercenaries during the occupation of the city. Most of the tunnels were dug into the buildings of public facilities taken by the mercenaries. ...

For 1st time Arnaout elect by their ID

ANHA - 2017-09-13 12:44
The Arnaout are participating for the first time in the elections by their own ID, and striving for representing themselves as people suffered from killing and busing by IS mercenaries and Turkish occupation while one of al-Arnaout candidates in Afrin reg ...

Erbil Expects Turkey, Iran to Respect the Will of Kurdistan People

BAS News - 2017-09-12 21:28
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region of Iraq has no intentions to contribute to the creation of a Kurdish state in neighboring Iran or Turkey, but expects both countries to respect the rights of the local Kurds, a spokesperson of the Kurdistan Regional Governmen ...

One million march in Barcelona for Catalan independence

Waar Media - 2017-09-12 17:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Around one million people filled Barcelona’s streets Monday evening, according to local police, to mark the celebration of the region’s annual holiday and to demonstrate their support for Catalonia’s independence from Spain. With less than th ...

Minimized Syria manifested in al-Hasakah canton

ANHA - 2017-09-12 16:30
The countryside of al-Hasakah witnessed a meeting of reconciliation, harmony and social peace, in which representatives and notables from the Arabic, Kurdish and Syriac tribes participated. The participants stressed that the people of the area are one han ...

By cooperative work, they repaired al-Nahda bridge

ANHA - 2017-09-12 16:30
The people of the village of Nahda, is located northwest of the city of al- Raqqa, are repairing the bridge which is the only transportation way for farmers to cross into other areas, irrigate their agricultural crops and supply drinking water to the vill ...

Barzani to Travel to Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2017-09-12 15:39
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani is said to visit Sulaymaniyah in the near future to hold a conference with the people of the province, an official said. The exact timing for president’s trip is yet to be revealed to the media. Ata Sheik ...

Picture: Four Drug Dealers Arrested: Erbil Police

BAS News - 2017-09-12 15:39
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s police captured overnight on Monday a group of drug dealers in Erbil, seizing an amount of substances from their residence. The group is made up of four people and they were captured after the police forces conducted a night ra ...

Rojhilat is not alone, Kobani stands with you’

ANHA - 2017-09-12 12:58
Hundreds of people from the Jalabiyah district in the canton of Kobani participated in a march to support the uprising of the people of Rojhilat (East Kurdistan). ...

March launched in Germany demanding Ocelan’s freedom

ANHA - 2017-09-11 15:46
On Monday morning, the activities of the march that was led by Free Women and Youth Movement in Europe demanding the freedom of the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocelan under the slogan "By Revenge Soul, to Defeat Colonialism and Liberate the Leader" sta ...

Kobani expresses support for Rojhilat uprising

ANHA - 2017-09-11 15:46
The institutions of Democratic Autonomous Administration and the Democratic Society Movement in the canton of Kobani released a statement expressing their support for the uprising of the people in Rojhilat Kurdistan "the people who aspire to freedom canno ...

Barzani to UN: Holding Referendum “Legitimate Right”

BAS News - 2017-09-11 15:24
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has made it clear that the people in the region have the right to hold a referendum and determine their future as it is legitimate and natural. The vote will be held on time as the decision has been made ...

Arnaout woman participated in fate decisions”

ANHA - 2017-09-11 12:20
Malak Shaban from Arnaout people expressed her proudness for participating in the first constituent conference of Syrian Women Council and said "our rights were looted in the era of the oppressed regimes, and we are today taking the fate decisions by part ...

How do displaced people live in al-Tabqa?

ANHA - 2017-09-11 12:20
Hundreds of thousands of displaced people in al-Tabqa and rural areas continue to live in tragic conditions after fleeing the war to come across a package of unrealistic UN and international promises to help them, forcing them to live amid the rubble of w ...

Syriac Citizens: They cannot eliminate us

ANHA - 2017-09-11 12:20
A number of Syriacs in the city of Qamishlo condemned the attacks of the Turkish state against the regions and people of North Kurdistan, stressing that the Turkish state will not be able to eliminate the peoples of the region and their ancient cultures. ...

Barzani: Kurdistan Will Record New History on 25th September

BAS News - 2017-09-10 19:33
ERBIL— The people of Kurdistan has staged the revolution "Yes for Independence" and will record a new history on 25th September, stated Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani. In a congratulatory message for the 56th anniversary of fermenting Great Se ...

It's a Shame to Stay with Iraq: Yezidi Official

BAS News - 2017-09-10 17:11
ERBIL— The officials and personalities of the ethno-religious Yezidi community in Iraq state the Yezidi people yearn for a life with no more catastrophes and have pinned their entire hope on the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region. This time ...

Official: PMF take Kurdistan flag down in Mandali

Waar Media - 2017-09-10 16:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Some fighters from the mainly Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi-People’s Mobilization Forces (PMF) have taken down the flag of Kurdistan Sunday over the building of the city hall in Mandali following a vote by the local government to join the Kurdish in ...

Powerful earthquake hits Mexico’s southern coast, kills dozens

Waar Media - 2017-09-10 16:02
WAAR-DUHOK: A massive magnitude 8.1 earthquake rocked Mexico’s southern coast early Friday, killing dozens in what may be the strongest quake to strike the country in a century. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said that at least 61 people were kille ...

Barzani Thanks People of Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2017-09-10 13:14
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani thanked the people of Sulaymaniyah for once again proving the spirit of resilience and sacrifice for the legitimate right of Kurds. “The true position of the honourable people of Sulaymaniyah shined out y ...

Barzani Refuses Arab League Request to Postpone Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-10 00:15
ERBIL — Meeting with Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Abul Ghent in Erbil, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has made it clear that holding independence referendum is a decision of the people and political parties of Kurdistan Region, and cann ...

29 People from Kurdistan Diagnosed with AIDS: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-09-09 18:00
ERBIL— In the course of the past 31 years some 29 people from the Kurdistan Region have been diagnosed with AIDS, said the spokesperson for Kurdistan Ministry of Health. Speaking to BasNews on Saturday, Dr. Khals Qader, said since the beginning of 2017, ...

March organized in Norway supporting Rojhilat Kurds

ANHA - 2017-09-09 16:28
NEWS DESK- The Kurdish and their comrades in Oslo the capital of Norway organized a demonstration in solidarity with the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocelan and the Kurdish people in Rojhilat Kurdistan which is East of Kurdistan. The demonstration was o ...
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