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Muslim: Astana meeting is another game doomed to fail
ANHA - 2017-01-19 13:33
The Co-Chair of PYD Saleh Muslim said that Astana meeting is another international game which is doomed to fail, and stressed that nobody can exclude Kurds from the political solution to the future Syria as long as they exist on the ground. ...

New threats, past assassinations prove Iran was behind latest bombings, says PDK-Iran
Rûdaw - 2017-01-19 02:48
“This regime has carried out tens of terror attacks against political parties and eastern Kurdistan strivers ...

Pinnacle of Assad’s human rights abuses: The 2-year-old political prisoner
Orient News - 2017-01-19 02:00

UN urges Iran to halt Kurdish juvenile’s execution
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-18 19:26
Iran remains one of several states which executes juvenile offenders despite its strict prohibition under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Iran is a member, according to the U ...

Iran's Rouhani remains Kurds’ ‘only option’ despite broken election vows, activists say
Rûdaw - 2017-01-18 06:34
Kurds are marginalized at all political levels in Iran ...

China's Xi says willing to help resolve Ukraine crisis
Reuters - 2017-01-18 05:13
BEIJING (Reuters) - China is willing to play a constructive role in seeking a political resolution to the crisis over Ukraine, Chinese President Xi Jinping told his Ukrainian counterpart, adding that he considers the eastern European country a friend. ...

Turkey invites three Kurdish leaders to Astana peace talks
Rûdaw - 2017-01-17 19:53
'If political subjects are discussed in Astana talks, we will bring up the Kurdish question ...

US Congress removes Ferguson artwork
BBC - 2017-01-17 19:33
A painting depicting protests in Missouri and police as pigs is removed after political tit-for-tat. ...

MP: Political officials opened illegal gambling clubs in Sulaimani
NRT - 2017-01-17 14:14

PYD holds conference in Syria’s Hasaka
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 12:41
Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party in Syria (PYD) on Monday held a conference in Sere Kaniye city in Hasaka Governorate, where the Co-heads of the PYD, Salih Muslim and Asiya Abdullah, chaired the conference amid participation from different political ...

Massoud Barzani may resign to end political tensions in Kurdistan Region
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 09:06
Iraqi Kurdistan’s President Massoud Barzani announced he could leave his post in order to overcome differences between various political forces in the autonomous region, the president’s press secretary Kefah Mahmud told Sputnik on Monday. ...

Political conflict in Iraqi Kurdistan could turn into armed conflict: Speaker
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— There is a possibility for the political conflict in Iraq’s Kurdistan region to turn into an armed conflict, because some political parties have influence over some of the armed forces in the Kurdish region, Kurdistan ...

Kurdish leader says excluding SDF from Syria peace talks ‘huge mistake’
ARA News - 2017-01-17 00:20
ARA News Kobane – Excluding the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from the upcoming Syria peace talks in Astana is a huge mistake, said Kurdish political leader Salih Muslim on Monday. Salih Muslim, Co-chair of the Democratic Union Party in Syria (PYD), told ...

President of Iraqi Kurdistan May Resign to End Political Tensions in Region
Sputnik - 2017-01-16 21:39

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 ...

Amid political rancor, Martin Luther King to be honored at Atlanta church
Waar Media - 2017-01-16 14:25
Waar, Duhok: Hundreds are expected to pack the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s home church in Atlanta on Monday to mark the federal holiday for the slain civil rights leader, amid political and racial rancor as the first black U.S. president prepares to ste ...

KRG speaker: Independent Kurdish state complex issue
KurdPress - 2017-01-16 11:46
When Yusuf Mohammed Sadiq took up the position of speaker of the Kurdish parliament at the age of 36, the political circles in Iraq, and in particular the Kurdish ones, were shocked, as having a young man in this senior position was an unexpected develop ...

US support to Kurds because of oil: export
KurdPress - 2017-01-16 08:18
A political expert in U.S. affairs believes Washington’s support to Kurdistan Region of Iraq is because of the region’s oil reserves and that’s for the same reason that it supports Kurdish independence from Baghdad. ...

Wadi Barada: Calls to announce collapse of political process
Orient News - 2017-01-16 02:01

Iran court sentences Kurdish political prisoner to five years in prison
Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-01-16 02:00
“In the past few days, the branch two of Orumiyeh (also known as Urmiye) Revolutionary Court headed by judge Ali Sheikhlou sentenced a Kurdish political prisoner to five years in prison,” a reliable source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). “ ...

Latest on Kurdish prisoners on hunger strike in Iran jails
Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-01-16 02:00
Kurdish political prisoner on hunger strike Saeed Shirzad was transferred to a prison infirmary and then to a hospital outside his prison following a sudden drop in his blood pressure on 12 January. Another Kurdish political prisoner, Foad Yousefi, detain ...

Syrian Kurdish regions will not be connected: expert
KurdPress - 2017-01-15 11:32
A political expert and a Birmingham University professor, Scott Lucas, believes that Syrian Kurdish regions will not be connected to each other and the Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG), the forces that are controlling the regions, will finally acc ...

Abadi: We will not fight the PKK or tackle Êzidîs
ANF/English - 2017-01-15 11:28
The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi stated that they would not fight the PKK and their Iraqi supporters, or tackle Êzidîs and intervene in political partisanship. ...

Syrian opposition group HNC says supports efforts for Astana peace talks
Reuters - 2017-01-14 16:57
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian opposition's High Negotiations Committee said on Saturday it supported efforts towards planned peace talks in Kazakhstan, and viewed the meeting as a preliminary step for resuming the next round of political negotiations in G ...

107 locations in 18 regions of Mardin declared 'security zone' for one year
ANF/English - 2017-01-14 12:23
The Turkish state continues to declare numerous territories as so-called security zones across North Kurdistan amid ongoing military and political operations against the Kurds. ...

Student translates literature into Kurdish to celebrate native language / Jillian D'Amours
KurdPress - 2017-01-14 12:06
Despite geographical, political and linguistic divisions, Iranian student in Canada wants to make more books available in Kurdish language. ...

Turkish parliament approves key articles of constitutional reform
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
ANKARA,— Turkey’s parliament approved key articles of a constitutional reform overnight which would allow the president to be a member of a political party and issue decrees, bringing a step closer the executive presidency sought by Tayyip Erdogan. The ru ...

Kurds in Syria are seeking full independence from Damascus: analyst
KurdPress - 2017-01-13 21:44
A world crises analyst, John Sitilidiz, believes Kurds in Syria are seeking full political independence from the central government in Damascus. ...

Gambia election winner Adama Barrow calls for talks
BBC - 2017-01-13 06:42
Adama Barrow tells the BBC he is confident he will be sworn in next week despite a political crisis. ...

Russia agrees US should attend Syria talks: Turkey
Daily Mail - 2017-01-13 02:16
Russia has agreed that the United States should be involved in the talks on Syria's political future planned to take place in Kazakhstan's capital Astana lat... ...

Could Kazakhstan broker a political settlement in Syria?
Orient News - 2017-01-13 02:05

Kurdish death row prisoner writes open letter to UN Special Rapporteur
Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-01-13 02:01
Kamal Ahmadnejad, a Kurdish political prisoner sentenced to death by virtue of Qesas law (Eye for an Eye), has written an open-letter to human rights organisations and to the UN Special Rapporteur for human rights issues in Iran about the tortures he unde ...

Ex-Iran president’s funeral turns into political rally
Orient News - 2017-01-12 02:00

General elections likely to be delayed in Iraqi Kurdistan, KDP says
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Crucial parliamentary elections set for September in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region will probably be postponed because of persisting political disputes, economic hardships and the unfinished war with the Islamic State mili ...

Untying the Knots of Religious Diversity in Iraqi Kurdistan: Deploying Pluralism against Barbarism
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
Centre For Religious Pluralism In The Middle East | Ekurd.net Executive Summary § Beside the threat of ISIS, Iraqi Kurdistan is facing deep political and economic crisis that have negative implications on religious pluralism, particularly, in the face of ...

Political crisis in Kurdistan will end if lawless and corrupt officials are removed from power
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
Abdul-Qahar Mustafa | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Iraqi Kurdish politicians from different political parties have recently negotiated with one another to work out their differences over the inactive parliament and presidential issues, with the hope to put an e ...

PKK accuses Turkey of provoking tensions between Kurdistan, Baghdad
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The political wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK, Communities in Kurdistan (KCK), accused the Turkish government on Monday of provoking tensions between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Region, saying the group’s pre ...

Kurds raise alarm over Iraqi Shiite militias moving closer to Khanaqin
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
KHANAQIN, Iraqi Kurdistan,— Kurdish military and political officials in Khanaqin warn that the Shiite paramilitary group of Hashd al-Shaabi has moved some of its forces closer to the city with the aim of building a base and attracting Kurds to join the fo ...

Syrian Kurds say not invited to peace talks in Kazakhstan: PYD
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
BEIRUT,— Syrian Kurds have not been invited to the talks on the political future of Syria due to take place this month in Kazakhstan, their representative in France said Tuesday. “We are not invited to Astana. There appears to be a veto on our presence,” ...

MP Soran Omer says obstruction of MPs to Erbil was “political”
NRT - 2017-01-11 11:18

KDP and PUK politburos to meet in Erbil today
KurdPress - 2017-01-11 08:04
The ruling party of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet on Wednesday for discussions around their political ties and situation in the region. ...

PYD says not invited to peace talks
KurdPress - 2017-01-10 21:54
The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and its political arm the PYD will not be invited to planned peace talks in Kazakhstan, a PYD official said on Tuesday, an outcome that would leave a key player in the conflict off the negotiating table, Reuters reported. ...

Syrian Kurds say not invited to Astana talks
Daily Mail - 2017-01-10 19:52
Syrian Kurds have not been invited to the talks on the political future of Syria due to take place this month in Kazakhstan, their representative in France s... ...

Syrian Kurdish groups say not invited to peace talks
Reuters - 2017-01-10 15:06
PARIS (Reuters) - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and its political arm the PYD will not be invited to planned peace talks in Kazakhstan, a PYD official said on Tuesday, an outcome that would leave a key player in the conflict off the negotiating table. ...

Northern Ireland's McGuinness to resign over political crisis
Reuters - 2017-01-09 16:38
BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister McGuinness will resign from his post in protest against his power-sharing government partners' handling of a controversial energy scheme, McGuinness said on Monday. ...

Gambian authorities close fourth radio station amid crisis
Reuters - 2017-01-09 13:15
DAKAR (Reuters) - Gambian authorities shut a fourth popular radio station late on Sunday, staff said, further restricting opposition voices amid a political crisis triggered by President Yahya Jammeh's refusal to accept election defeat. ...

Political Crisis in Kurdistan Will End if Lawless and Corrupt Officials are Removed from Power
Kurdistantribune - 2017-01-09 02:43

Ceasefire and peace talks should not halt fight against terrorism: Assad
KurdPress - 2017-01-09 01:02
Syrian President Bashar Assad said on Sunday that ceasefire or political talks should not halt continued fight against terrorist groups until their full annihilation. ...

Turkey faces recession on terrorism, political risks- Nikkei Asian Review
Nikkei - 2017-01-08 22:37

Iranian Kurdish Female Inmate on Hunger Strike
BAS News - 2017-01-07 10:27
She has been in prison since 2007 ERBIL — An Iranian Kurdish woman named Hajar Piri who has been imprisoned by Iran over political reason recently started a hunger strike. Piri has been imprisoned by the Iranian regime for over 9 years without being allo ...

Yazda NGO Banned Over Involvement in Political Activities: KRG
BAS News - 2017-01-06 22:43
The organization diverged from its main duty which was providing humanitarian aid to Yezidis ERBIL – The reason behind banning the Yezidi so called Yazda Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) in the Kurdistan Region was its involvement in political activitie ...

KRG to HRW: Yazda NGO closed down for political activities, not humanitarian
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-06 19:12
Yazda Organization aiding Yezidi (Ezidi) displaced people in Duhok, Kurdistan Region. (Photo: Yazda Organization) ...

EU's Juncker faces renewed pressure over Luxembourg tax policy
Reuters - 2017-01-06 16:08
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker faces renewed claims that he impeded EU moves against corporate tax avoidance when Luxembourg's prime minister, casting a shadow over his political future as a tussle over the bloc's t ...

Several arrests and detentions in 6 cities
ANF/English - 2017-01-06 15:01
Several people were detained and arrested during the political genocide operations across 6 cities today. ...

21 people including Viranşehir and Bozova Co-mayors arrested in Urfa
ANF/English - 2017-01-06 09:07
21 people including Viranşehir Co-mayor Emrullah Cin and Bozova Co-mayor Zeynel Taş were arrested in Urfa as political genocide operations continue. ...

Kurdish activist on hunger strike for 'quiet death of prisoners'
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-06 00:14
Saeed Shirzad, serving a five-year sentence for helping the children of political prisoners pursue education, was accused of “threatening national security.” He sewed his lips on Dec. 7. (Photo: Archive) ...

"Geopolitical recession" to define 2017, political consultancy firm warns
NRT - 2017-01-05 19:29

114-year prison sentence sought for Siirt Co-mayor
ANF/English - 2017-01-05 15:55
114-year prison has been asked for Siirt Co-mayor Tuncer Bakırhan who has been jailed and replaced by a trustee as part of the government's political genocide operations. ...

New Book Out: The Kurds of Turkey – National, Religious and Economic Identities
Kurdish Studies Network - 2017-01-05 14:57
Cicek, Cuma I. B. Tauris, 2016 ISBN: 9781784535452 In fact, Kurds in Turkey have many diverse political and ideological orientations. Focusing on the elites of these informal groups – national, religious and economic – Cuma Cicek analyses the consequences ...

5 politicians including Co-mayor formally arrested in Van's Çatak district
ANF/English - 2017-01-05 10:54
Five elected politicians including co-mayor of Van's Çatak district municipality were formally arrested as part of the ongoing political genocide operations. ...

Breaking: Teachers Said to Strike by Political Party Headquarters
Kurdishpolicy - 2017-01-05 06:00
After three month peaceful demonstrations and strikes by teachers across Sulaimaniyah and Halabjah, the organizers of teachers’ strike said to move the demonstrations from education board building to political parties headquarters “because this is where t ...

Taiwan's military may be first casualty in pension crisis
Reuters - 2017-01-05 00:13
TAIPEI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Taiwan's military pension fund may be in default by 2020 after years of widening deficits, raising alarm about the island's defense stability when tensions are heating up with political foe China. ...

Tasnim News Agency - Speaker Deplores Lack of Political Compromise in Iraqi Kurdistan
Tasnimnews - 2017-01-04 15:38

Abadi: PKK treated differently as political refugees, not as group threatening Turkey
Rûdaw - 2017-01-04 12:03
“So we do not allow any party to use Iraqi soil to stage attacks against Turkey. ...

Syria: Security Council unites in support of Russia-Turkey efforts to end violence, jumpstart political process
United Nations - 2017-01-04 04:45
The United Nations Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution welcoming and supporting the efforts by Russia and Turkey to end violence in Syria and jumpstart a political process for the war-torn Middle Eastern country. ...

Trying To Eliminate Political Rivals, Erdogan's Policies Threaten Turkey And The West | The Huffington Post
Huffingtonpost - 2017-01-03 20:21

KRG says shut down Yazda involved in “political activities” violating NGO regulation
Rûdaw - 2017-01-03 11:12
Yazda said that security forces had shut down their office “for unknown reason,” ...

Masrour Barzani Calls on Kurdish Political Parties to Shoulder National Responsibilities
BAS News - 2017-01-03 02:19
The senior Kurdish official highlights Hollande’s visit to Erbil as tribute for Peshmerga sacrifices ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) has reiterated that every Kurdish political party has responsibilities towards the issues i ...

Several Iranian Prisoners on Life-threatening Hunger Strike
BAS News - 2017-01-02 16:59
They are imprisoned for political reasons ERBIL — Around 10 Iranian political prisoners are on life-threatening hunger strikes in Evin and Rajayi prisons in Karaj city in Iran, human rights organizations reported. A Kurdish political prisoner in Rajayi J ...

Gambian authorities shut two radio stations amid post-election crisis
Reuters - 2017-01-02 15:31
DAKAR (Reuters) - Gambian security forces closed down two private radio stations based near the capital, Banjul, the main journalists' union said on Monday, amid an escalating political crisis caused by President Yahya Jammeh's refusal to accept his elect ...

HDP blames government for terror attacks in Turkey
KurdPress - 2017-01-02 12:37
The political responsibility for the terrorist attack that occurred just after midnight at a night club in Istanbul rests with the Turkish authorities, pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) said. ...

Astana meeting aims for political solution to Syrian crisis: speaker
KurdPress - 2017-01-02 12:37
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani deemed the upcoming Astana meeting on Syrian situation highly important, saying the meeting aims at achieving a political solution and sustainable peace in Syria. ...

Present political crisis threatens Kurdistan Region existence: journalist tells Kurdpress
KurdPress - 2017-01-02 08:44
The prominent Kurdish journalist and political analyst Ahmad Mire told in an interview with Kurdpress that the present political crisis in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq is threatening the existence of the region. ...

Burundi minister shot dead in capital: police
Reuters - 2017-01-01 10:21
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A gunman killed Burundi's environment minister early on Sunday, police said, the first murder of a senior government figure in nearly two years of political violence. ...

High-ranking Kurdish KCK activists arrested across Turkey over PKK links
E-Kurd - 2017-01-01 04:37
ANKARA,— Five high-ranking Kurdish activists from the Kurdish Communities Union (KCK), a political umbrella group for various Kurdish organizations including the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), were arrested across Turkey, local media reported on Friday. ...

PKK to withdraw from Iraq’s Sinjar, senior PKK figure says
E-Kurd - 2017-01-01 04:37
QANDIL MOUNTAINS,— A senior figure from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and member of its political wing, Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) Murat Karayilan has said the group will withdraw its forces from the Sinjar district near Mosul in northwest Ira ...

Islamic parties in Iraqi Kurdistan in pursuit of united front ahead of elections
E-Kurd - 2017-01-01 04:37
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Leaders of Iraqi Kurdistan region’s three main Islamic parties gathered in Sulaimani city on Saturday to discuss a joint platform of political work, especially ahead of next year’s general elections. Salahaddin Bahaddi ...

Intelligent office in Oshnavieh arrested four people on political activities ground
Kurdpa - 2016-12-31 15:03

Will Turkey's economic crisis doom presidential system? / Mustafa Sonmez
KurdPress - 2016-12-31 03:19
In a few days, Turkey will leave a tough year behind, fraught with political and economic setbacks. Two general elections in 2015 had contributed nothing to the country’s stability, instead paving the way for more tension, conflict and polarization. Tens ...

Foza Yusif: Federalism protects the interests of all Syrian people
ANHA - 2016-12-30 21:40
Foza Yusif, member of the Democratic Federalism Political Committee of Northern Syria, noted that with the democratic federalism, they intended to defend the rights of all Syrian people and that the federalism would be built with the essence of unity in n ...

2016: Unexpected political events
SBS Radio - Podcast - 2016-12-30 16:47

Gorran ready for more talks to end Kurdistan’s political impasse
Rûdaw - 2016-12-30 16:40
Gorran has prepared 'a project' for second round of talks with the KDP ...

Urged KRG to resolve political differences KRG “has no right” to retain liberated areas, says Iraqi Foreign Minister
NRT - 2016-12-30 12:47

Political activist message and the Criticize to the voice of america.
Rhewal - 2016-12-29 18:11
ROZHANE NEWS Political activist message and the Criticize to the voice of america. on a simple definition, the media’s work is to transfer and spread the information and news to the people around as it real with no manipulation on a Pre-planned special di ...

HDP Vice Co-chair Aysel Tuğluk formally arrested
ANF/English - 2016-12-29 11:00
HDP Vice Co-chair Aysel Tuğluk has been formally arrested as part of the increasingly ongoing operations of political genocide against Kurds and their elected representatives. ...

Using force against PKK in Iraq’s Sinjar will damage KDP: PKK
E-Kurd - 2016-12-29 10:41
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Using force to push the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to withdraw from Sinjar would damage the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the political wing of PKK, Group of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK), said on Sunday. K ...

Iraq’s powerful Shiite cleric Sadr meets with PM Abadi
E-Kurd - 2016-12-29 10:41
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with prominent Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr in Baghdad on Monday to discuss the war against ISIS, the country’s security and political situation and most importantly, to mend ties after almost a year of ...

Kurds Can’t be Ignored in Post War Syria
E-Kurd - 2016-12-29 10:41
Manish Rai | Ekurd.net The start of the Syrian civil war in 2011 gave the historically marginalized Kurds their first real chance to assert their autonomy and to become a political powerhouse. Syrian Kurdish society now strongly feels that they can revers ...

Turkey will increase its oppression against Kurds in 2017: expert
KurdPress - 2016-12-29 10:35
A political expert in Kurdish affairs believes the government of Ankara would increase its oppression against Kurds in Turkey in 2017. ...

Turkey, Russia reach agreement on Syria ceasefire proposal
Deutsche Welle - 2016-12-29 04:41
Turkey and Russia have developed a proposal for a ceasefire in Syria aimed at paving the way for political talks. Much remains unclear about the proposed talks in Kazakhstan. ...

More arrested in political genocide operations in four cities
ANF/English - 2016-12-28 15:22
More people have been detained and arrested during the political genocide operations in Hatay, Mersin, Batman and Dersim. ...

Ağrı Co-mayor Mukaddes Kubilay jailed
ANF/English - 2016-12-28 12:42
Ağrı Co-mayor Mukaddes Kubilay has also been jailed as part of the Turkish state's increasingly ongoing operations of political genocide against the Kurds and their elected representatives. ...

30 Arab, Kurdish party and organizations show support for YPG/YPJ
ANHA - 2016-12-28 03:30
30 political parties and organizations in Rojava-Northern Syria have shown their support to the YPG/YPJ fighters after visiting the military quarters of the Operation Wrath of Euphrates fighters in the front line. ...

At least 16 Kurdish women are political prisoners in Iran
Rûdaw - 2016-12-27 22:31
Many are being held in prisons hundreds of km from their homes ...

Who To Blame to the Death of a Barzani Girl?
Kurdishpolicy - 2016-12-27 21:27
Unless we understand the root causes, we continue to publish the death rates and statistics of the GBV victims. The bad news is that we should not count on the current political system because it promotes the tribal norms and tolerates murderers of women. ...

Political prisoners in Iran on life-threatening hunger strikes
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-27 18:15
Arash Sadeghi serving a 15-year prison sentence for his civil activities started the hunger strike on Oct. 24 when his wife Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee was also imprisoned for a story she never published and posts on Facebook. (Photo: Archive) ...

More HDP and DBP members arrested in Antep, Iğdır and İstanbul
ANF/English - 2016-12-27 15:14
The AKP government’s political genocide operations against the Kurdish people continue. Several people were arrested in Antep and Iğdır, and HDP administrators were detained in İstanbul. ...

Putting the Battle for Mosul in Context
Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2016-12-27 13:43
It has been over two years since the Islamic State sacked the Iraqi city of Mosul and captured much of the Sunni Arab regions in northern and western Iraq. The country remains mired in military conflict and political instability. This week Iraqi forces, w ...

Venezuela leader's foes say no more talks without concessions
Reuters - 2016-12-26 23:53
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition on Monday ruled out returning to Vatican-led talks with President Nicolas Maduro's government unless it makes major concessions amid a crushing economic crisis and bitter political standoff. ...

HDP's Bilgen: People will make the decision in Shengal, Bab and Manbij
ANF/English - 2016-12-26 16:57
HDP Spokesperson Ayhan Bilgen criticized political genocide operations and Internet censorship, and emphasized that real problems such as the burning of Turkish soldiers in Syria cannot be solved through such policies. ...

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