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Groundhog day in Geneva: old questions haunt Syria talks
Reuters - 2017-02-22 13:25
GENEVA (Reuters) - When Syria peace talks restart in Geneva on Thursday after 10 months in the deep-freeze, familiar disagreements are likely to resurface, despite massive changes in the military and political context. ...

Geneva talks to encompass Syrian transition process: U.N.
Reuters - 2017-02-21 12:27
GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria peace talks due to start this week in Geneva are based on the broad mandate of a U.N. resolution that asks the U.N. mediator to hold talks on a "political transition process", an official involved in the talks said on Tuesday. ...

Arab leaders in Tunisia push for a political solution in Libya
NRT - 2017-02-21 09:51

Suspected arson attack on Turkish arts center critical of government
Reuters - 2017-02-20 17:06
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An unidentified assailant set fire on Monday to an Istanbul arts center, CCTV footage showed, and its founder, a prominent critic of the Turkish government, said he suspected a political motive for the attack. ...

Barzani Met with All Key Players in Munich: Political Observer
BAS News - 2017-02-20 16:50
He says Iran has changed its outlook towards Kurdistan Region ERBIL — During Munich Security Council (MSC), Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani conducted meetings with all the leaders, politicians and diplomats across the globe who have influence o ...

PKK Encroaches on Kurdistan Region Borders, Multiplying Bases: MP
BAS News - 2017-02-20 16:17
The MP urges Kurdistan Region political leadership to take action against PKK "violations" ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) guerrillas have increased the number of their bases in Duhok province and in some areas they have set up checkpoints within ...

Mattis compliments Iraqis on rebuilding army after meeting PM Abadi
Rûdaw - 2017-02-20 15:56
There's something coming together in terms military and political maturation. ...

Reforms will help Kurdistan Region to become independent: advisor
KurdPress - 2017-02-20 14:05
The advisor to Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) political office believes that reforms in Kurdistan Region needs taking courageous steps and it will help the region walking towards independence. ...

What’s next for Turkish Kurds' political movement?
Al Monitor - 2017-02-18 19:42

Barzani Meets Armenian Foreign Minister at MSC2017
Waar Media - 2017-02-17 16:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Masoud Barzani president of Kurdistan Region, today received Edward Nalbandian Armenian foreign minister on the fringe of meeting the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC). Nalbandian told ARMENPRESS the sides highlighted high-level political ...

U.S. backs U.N. role in resolving Syria crisis: Gabriel
Reuters - 2017-02-17 10:20
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, including the United States, backed continued efforts by the United Nations to broker a political solution to the bloody civil war in Syria, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Ga ...

165 SDF fighters join the Raqqa campaign
ANHA - 2017-02-16 21:32
KOBANÊ – 165 more Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters from Raqqa joined the Wrath of Euphates campaign after completing their military and political training. The Martyr Faysal Abu Leyla Academy in the Canton of Kobanê ended its fifth education cycle ...

PKK Teaches Strict Militancy to Yezidi Children: MP
BAS News - 2017-02-16 19:31
The MP accuses PKK of abusing children for political and military ambitions ERBIL — Kurdish Yezidi children of Sinjar are trained on radicalism and militancy by Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) guerrillas, said a Yezidi MP to Kurdistan Parliament. PKK trie ...

ENKS not Participating in Military Talks in Astana: Leader
BAS News - 2017-02-15 20:55
The Syrian Kurdish political party will be attending the upcoming Geneva negotiation ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) has revealed that the party will not take part in Syrian peace talks taking place in Astana due to the fact that negot ...

Syrian opposition wants Geneva talks on political transition
Reuters - 2017-02-15 15:24
BEIRUT/ROME (Reuters) - The main Syrian opposition body said on Wednesday it wanted face-to-face negotiations with the Damascus government about a political transition at peace talks that are due to begin in Geneva next week. ...

Rouhani .. Started his Gulf tour
Waar Media - 2017-02-15 13:05
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani arrived in the Omani capital, Muscat, on Wednesday on the first leg of a Gulf tour. The Iranian leader is accompanied by a high-level political delegation and representatives of the private sector, according to ...

PUK, Gorran Still discussing Implementation of Political Agreement
BAS News - 2017-02-14 21:29
The two party met on Tuesday before PUK holds talks with KDP SULAYMANIYAH — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) leaderships met on Tuesday again to discuss the implementation of a previously signed agreement. According to ...

PUK to Meet KDP after Concluding Discussions with Gorran
BAS News - 2017-02-14 18:52
Issues pertaining to government, parliament and Erbil-Baghdad relations will be discussed ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), two major political parties in Kurdistan Region, will be meeting to continue ta ...

Maliki behind KDP's Threats of Boycotting Iraqi Polls: MP
BAS News - 2017-02-13 17:07
He blamed Iraqi VP for upholding a "dangerous" political majority principle ERBIL — The reason why Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) speaks of possibility of boycotting the Iraqi elections is that at the same time, Iraqi VP Nouri al-Maliki talks of princi ...

Turkish forces detain 198 Kurdish political party members
NRT - 2017-02-13 15:16

Philippines' ruling party backs policy advisor to head central bank
Reuters - 2017-02-13 09:24
MANILA (Reuters) - The political party of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte has backed Antonio Moncupa, the president of mid-sized lender East West Bank and head of the party's policy think tank, to become the next governor of the country's central bank ...

Hezbollah supports Syria ceasefire and political talks
NRT - 2017-02-13 09:12

Hezbollah supports Syria ceasefire and political talks
Reuters - 2017-02-12 16:19
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese Hezbollah movement strongly supports the Syria ceasefire agreed upon in Kazakhstan and any truce that could lead to a political solution, its leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday. ...

President Barzani recieved UK Secretary for Defense
Waar Media - 2017-02-12 12:26
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Regional President Masoud Barzani received Michael Fallon United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Defense, they reviewed Mosul campaign, post ISIS stabilization, reconciliation and political settlement. The post President Barzani re ...

PUK’s estranged leaders meet to mend fences amid deepening internal crisis
Rûdaw - 2017-02-12 07:33
It should be acknowledged is the fact that the PUK has become a fragmented political force, ...

Hundreds protest far-right meeting in Italy, scuffles break out
Reuters - 2017-02-11 19:15
ROME (Reuters) - Hundreds took to the streets in the northern Italian city of Genoa to protest against a meeting of European far-right political groups on Saturday, and tension simmered at times with police. ...

Mam Jalal to attend PUK Politburo’s meeting today
Waar Media - 2017-02-11 13:53
WAAR-DUHOK: With the attendance of Mam Jalal, the Politburo of PUK (Patriotic Union of Kurdistan) will hold a vital meeting today Saturday, February 11 in Slimani, the meeting will discuss political situation in Kurdistan, Iraq and the Region. Saadi Ahma ...

Gorran deputy blames Barzani and Abadi for crisis in Kurdistan Region
KurdPress - 2017-02-11 10:16
A parliament deputy from the Movement for Change (Gorran) blamed Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for the political and economic crises in the autonomous region in the north of Iraq. ...

Cameroon police kill two in protests in English-speaking northwest
Reuters - 2017-02-10 22:35
YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon police killed two protestors and wounded 10 others on Friday in the latest bout of violence in the English-speaking northwest of the mostly Francophone country, police and political sources told Reuters. ...

Protestors rally in Baghdad calling for electoral reform
Rûdaw - 2017-02-10 20:44
Protestors allege political interference in the electoral commission ...

Salahaddin Bahaddin: KDP and PUK tried to convince as for converting political process in KRG
Waar Media - 2017-02-09 15:07
WAAR-DUHOK: The secretary-general of Kurdistan Islamic Union, said yesterday February 8 at his party’s anniversary in Sulaimani city, that KDP (Kurdistan Democratic Party) and PUK (Patriotic Union of Kurdistan) for more than one time tried to convince ou ...

Two Delegations from Kurdistan Region to Visit Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-09 13:51
The delegations will be discussing a range of issues with Baghdad officials ERBIL — Two Kurdish delegations from Kurdistan Region are expected to visit Baghdad for discussions over a range of political and administrative issues with the central governmen ...

Intelligent service in Sardasht arrested a father of Kurdish political activist
Rojikurd - 2017-02-09 00:07
In line with ongoing detention of Kurdish citizens by the Iranian security forces, this time intelligent office in Sardasht apprehended the father of Kurdish political activist. He was then transferred to unknown location. Mirovayeti stated that on Monday ...

Trump travel ban: President attacks 'so political' courts
BBC - 2017-02-08 18:41
The US president tells police chiefs he has the right to enact his controversial executive order. ...

Duhok: preparation for Nawroz ceremony
Waar Media - 2017-02-08 14:05
WAAR-DUHOK: In a cooperation between art and cultural general directorate,NGO and political representatives in Duhok city, the preparation for holding Nawroz ceremony (March 21) is going on. There is an expectation, this year Nowruz ceremony would be a d ...

U.S. has promised autonomy to Syrian Kurds: expert
KurdPress - 2017-02-08 10:48
A political expert and a university professor has stated that the U.S. has promised Syrian Kurds that they will have their autonomous region in northern Syria if they help Washington in retaking the Syrian northern city of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS ...

Will pro-Kurdish HDP boycott the upcoming referendum? / Serkan Demirtas
KurdPress - 2017-02-08 10:48
Following a two-week recess, Turkish lawmakers returned to their legislative duties on Feb. 7, as the four political parties also brought together their parliamentary groups. The leaders of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the main oppositi ...

Intelligent service in Sardasht arrested a father of Kurdish political activist
Kurdpa - 2017-02-07 19:45

Kurdistan Islamic Group, Change Movement hold talks amid political crisis
NRT - 2017-02-07 11:49

Will Gorran join KDP-PUK alliance?
Rûdaw - 2017-02-06 22:59
No party can run the political system alone ...

KDP seek to reach political agreement with PUK
Kurdish Globe - 2017-02-06 17:27

Trump defends Putin over Russia killings allegations
BBC - 2017-02-05 12:42
President Trump suggests the US is not "so innocent" when asked about political killings in Russia. ...

Turkey tells Syrian opposition that PYD should not attend Geneva talks
Rûdaw - 2017-02-05 00:50
Turkey met with Syrian political and armed opposition in Ankara ...

Barzani: Political Solution in Iraq Needs to Stop Kurds' Distress
BAS News - 2017-02-04 21:58
Barzani and Iraqi National Alliance leader met in Erbil ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated that Baghdad's policy against the people of Kurdistan Region has widened the problems and any future political solution in Iraq needs to put a ...

Halting Sweden-Iraq Flights Rather Political: EIA Manager
BAS News - 2017-02-04 20:55
Baghdad has to resolve this issue ERBIL — The suspension of direct flights between Sweden and Iraq, including Kurdistan Region, is believed to be due to political rather than security measures, said the manager of Erbil International Airport (EIA). Swedi ...

Syrian opposition, Kurdish KNC in Turkey to prepare for Geneva talks
E-Kurd - 2017-02-03 14:08
ANKARA,— Representatives of the Syrian opposition arrived Friday in Turkish capital Ankara to discuss the upcoming negotiation talks in Geneva, according to a Turkish diplomatic source. Turkish Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Ümit Yalçın met political an ...

Spinelli: The terrorist label on the PKK has political motivations
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-03 05:54

Gorran Ready for New Round of Talks with KDP: Official
BAS News - 2017-02-03 03:45
Gulistan Sa’id says negotiation the only peaceful way out of crisis SULAYMANIYAH — The Change Movement (Gorran) is ready to receive Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) delegation as part of a new round of negotiations to overcome the political deadlock in t ...

Nuclear talks mirrored Iran’s political might: Rouhani
KurdPress - 2017-02-02 08:18
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that successful nuclear talks between Iran and the G5+1 displayed Iran’s political might, IRNA reported. ...

Germany sentences Kurdish activist to 3 years in prison for PKK links
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
DUSSELDORF,— A German court has sentenced a Kurdish political activist to 3 years in prison, the court said in a statement on Tuesday. The Higher Court of Dusseldorf said Ahmet Celik., 52, who is already jailed for 1,5 years in Cologne, had organized PKK ...

Syrian Kurds invited to Russian FM meeting with opposition
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
MOSCOW,— Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will hold talks with Syrian opposition parties and the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Friday. “We have invited on Friday all the opposition representatives from the political opposition that wish t ...

Turkey detains Kurdish HDP deputies Huda Kaya, Meral Danis Bestas
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Two Kurdish deputies of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Huda Kaya and Meral Danis Bestas, were detained early on Saturday as part of the crackdown against Turkey’s Kurdish political movement. According to a ...

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP deputy Ayhan Bilgen briefly detained in Ankara
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
ANKARA,— The Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy and party spokesperson Ayhan Bilgen was briefly detained detained early on Sunday at Esenboga Airport in capital Ankara as part of the crackdown against Turkey’s Kurdish political movement. Bilg ...

Issues among Iraqi Kurdistan’s parties about oil revenue: Socialist leader
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Issues between the five major political parties in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region are connected to oil revenue, not the system of governance or serving the public, a political leader said on Sunday. The Secretary of the K ...

Turkish court arrests Kurdish HDP lawmakers over PKK links
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— A Turkish court on Tuesday placed under arrest two MPs from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), as part of the crackdown against Turkey’s Kurdish political movement. Ayhan Bilgen — the party’s offic ...

Turkey arrests two Kurdish HDP lawmakers Ocalan and Ayhan
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
SANLIURFA, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— A Turkish court on Wednesday placed under arrest two MPs from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), as part of the crackdown against Turkey’s Kurdish political movement. Ibrahim Ayhan and Dilek Ocalan, who ...

Who betrayed who? "Kurds of western Kurdistan" ROJAVA
BAS News - 2017-02-01 18:44
By Geen Alhasan What makes me ask this critical question is the way things have changed so dramatically in the last few weeks in Syria, especially the Kurdish issue. Until now the Kurdish political parties on the ground couldn’t come to an official defin ...

Iran's president calls Trump a political novice over travel ban
Reuters - 2017-02-01 10:54
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani dismissed his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump as a political novice on Wednesday, stepping up criticism of the Republican's immigration policies including a temporary travel ban on Iranians. ...

Rafsanjani Death: Analysis And Results
Rojikurd - 2017-02-01 00:04
The death of Rafsanjani brings to end a political career that has dominated the history of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was born on 25th August 1934 in Rafsanjan- Iran. From the time Khomeini took power in Iran in 1979, Rafsa ...

Georgian Splits and Struggles
Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-01-31 20:08
In Gore Vidal’s stage play turned film, “The Best Man,” President Art Hockstader says, “Power is not a toy we give to good children. It is a weapon. And the strong man takes it and uses it.” The struggles of Georgia’s enduring political rivals to acquire ...

Former German Defense Minister Guttenberg Back in German Politics?
Corduene - 2017-01-31 20:08
Berlin, Germany – Former German Minister of Defense Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, is believed to plot his political comeback into German politics. With federal elections looming this year, Angela Merkel’s Bavarian sister party hopes that the star-politicia ...

Quebec mosque attack: Student Alexandre Bissonnette charged
BBC - 2017-01-31 20:00
The political science student, 27, is known for his far-right views, refugee advocates say. ...

Kurdish Unity Determines External Behaviour: Marianna Charountaki
BAS News - 2017-01-31 19:52
With the recent developments and rapid political transitions in the Middle East, the relations between international and regional powers seem to be the key for a solution to the future of people in the region. Concerning the role of Kurds and their influ ...

United State Political map system
Kurdish Globe - 2017-01-30 23:32

Political leader says issues among main parties about oil revenue
NRT - 2017-01-29 20:52

Two pro-Kurdish HDP deputies detained overnight in Turkey
Rûdaw - 2017-01-28 13:14
"[This] has now turned into a political coup against the HDP ...

Limiting Syrian Kurds’ military, political power Turkey’s priority: daily
KurdPress - 2017-01-27 10:51
The Independent daily has stated that Turkey’s main goal and priority in Syria is limiting Kurds in the war-torn country. ...

Second round of Astana negotiations on Syria to start on February 8
KurdPress - 2017-01-27 10:51
The first round of talks between political sides in Syria was held on January 23 and 24 in Astana, Kazakhstan, and the second round will be held on February 8. ...

Dialogue only way to solve Syrian crisis: official
KurdPress - 2017-01-27 10:51
Special Advisor to Iran parliament Speaker, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, said on Wednesday that the only solution to Syrian crisis is political dialogue and vote of the Syrian nation. ...

Preparations for Kurdish elections kick off amid political uncertainty
Rûdaw - 2017-01-27 08:58
“We cannot predict where the political climate will eventually lead to," ...

Political Council of the Kurdistan Islamic Union receives a delegation of the British Consulate
Kurdiu - 2017-01-22 03:10

Start a new round of negotiations among the Kurdistan political parties
Kurdiu - 2017-01-22 03:10

Kurds call for Trump’s support ‘to crush ISIS’
Aranews - 2017-01-22 01:42
ARA News President of the Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq, Masoud Barzani, said that the Iraqi Kurds want political and military support from the new US president Donald Trump, who was inaugurated as the 45th president on Friday. Barzani asked Trump to ...

[Video] Shia leader Moqtada al-Sadr calls whole political system in Iraq “corrupt”
NRT - 2017-01-21 09:53

'Black box' found after plane crash killed Brazil judge
Reuters - 2017-01-20 20:40
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian authorities on Friday recovered the black box that was in a small plane that crashed and killed a Supreme Court justice who was overseeing the investigation of a political kickback scheme, the largest ever uncovered in the ...

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’
Aranews - 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. ...

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