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Red Cross says finds 115 bodies in Central African Republic town

Reuters - 2017-05-17 13:32
DAKAR (Reuters) - Red Cross workers have found 115 bodies in Central African Republic's diamond-mining town of Bangassou after several days of militia attacks, the president of the aid group's local branch said on Wednesday. ...

Yezidis in Kurdistan Region celebrate Red Wednesday

KurdPress - 2017-04-20 09:54
Thousands of Kurdish Yezidis gathered on April 18 in Lalish temple to celebrate the Yezidi New Year known as ‘Red Wednesday’. A large number of Yezidis who live abroad returned to Kurdistan Region to take part in the ceremony alongside others from the rel ...

UN Marks Yezidi New Year by Renewing Call for Rescue of Thousands from IS

BAS News - 2017-04-19 22:03
BAGHDAD — On the occasion of the Yezidi New Year known as ‘Red Wednesday’, the United Nation has renewed a call for the release of thousands of Yezidis from the grip of Islamic State (IS). “The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-Gener ...

Baba Sheikh Hopes for Release of Abducted Yezidis on Red Wednesday

BAS News - 2017-04-19 20:40
ERBIL— The leader of Yezidis in Iraq on Wednesday hoped that the abducted Yezidis be released and the IDPs return to their homes. Today along with thousands of Yezidi followers, Baba Sheikh, the leader of Yezidis' Spiritual Council, celebrated the Red We ...

In Pictures: Yezidis New Year Ceremony (Red Wednesday)

Waar Media - 2017-04-19 14:07
WAAR-DUHOK: Thousands of Kurdish Yezidis on April 18th gathered in Lalish temple to celebrate the Yezidi New Year known as Charshamaba Sor “Red Wednesday”. A large number of Yezidis who live abroad returned to Kurdistan Region to take part in the ceremon ...

In Pictures: Yezidis Celebrate Red Wednesday

BAS News - 2017-04-19 01:03
DUHOK — Thousands of Kurdish Yezidis on April 18th gathered in Lalish temple to celebrate the Yezidi New Year known as ‘Red Wednesday’. A large number of Yezidis who live abroad returned to Kurdistan Region to take part in the ceremony alongside others f ...

KRG: No Rest Until Last Yezidi is Freed from IS Grip

BAS News - 2017-04-18 23:47
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) on Tuesday congratulated the Kurdish Yezidis on the occasion of their religious ceremony called “Red Wednesday”. “On this occasion, we ensure our Yezidi brothers and sisters that we will continue our efforts to ...

Aleppo Yazidis are celebrating the Red Wednesday

ANHA - 2017-04-18 15:38
Suleiman Ahmad ALEPPO– Aleppo Yazidis are celebrating in Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood are celebrating the Red Wednesday or the Yazidi New Year for the first time. Yazidis in Sheikh Maksoud neighborhood have been deprived of celebrating this day since the r ...

Barzani: No One Can Impose Themselves on Yezidis

BAS News - 2017-04-18 15:10
Barzani congratulates Kurdish Yezidis on their new year ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani sent his congratulations to the Kurdish Yezidis on the occasion of Yezidi new year known as Charshama Sor (Red Wednesday), which will be commemorate ...

Over 6,000 IDPs Return Home in East Mosul

BAS News - 2017-02-15 22:50
LEEDS — More than 6,000 displaced Iraqi civilians have returned to their homes in the liberated neighborhoods of eastern Mosul, according to Iraqi officials. Ivad Rafed from the Iraqi Red Crescent Society who spoke to Anadolu Agency on Wednesday revealed ...

Thousands evacuated from last rebel enclave in Aleppo

Aranews - 2016-12-21 23:00
ِARA News Aleppo – On Wednesday, several buses loaded with civilians left eastern Aleppo, the last rebel enclave in the war-torn Syrian city. According to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), about 25,000 people have been evacuated from Al ...

Rain to douse Kurdistan Region

Waar Media - 2016-11-29 23:25
Waar, Duhok: Kurdistan Region will be drenched by a round of rain this week, marking the official start of winter. Gusts of winds could be seen blown across the region coming from the Mediterranean and Red seas on Wednesday. A wave of rain is forecast to ...

Yazidi’s Red Wednesday, a Sign for Peaceful Spirit

BasNews - 2016-04-19 13:56
Charshama Sor (meaning Red Wednesday) is the celebration of Yezidi New Year which occurs in April every year on the Wednesday after the 20th of the month. Charshama Sor falls on Wednesday, Arpil 20, for 2016. The Yezidis claim to have one of the oldest r ...

Former US defense chief takes on White House

Waarmedia - 2016-01-14 14:24
Waar, Duhok: President Barack Obama’s failure to follow through on his declaration of “red lines” in Syria hurt the credibility of the White House, a former U.S. defense chief said Wednesday. “I think it did hurt the credibility of the president of the U. ...

Armenian President Sargsyan congratulates Ezidis on new New Year´s Day

Ezîdî Press Kurdistan - 2015-04-15 21:38
Yerevan, Armenia – Serzh Sargsyan, the President of Armenia has congratulated Ezidis on the occasion of their New Year´s Day Charshamba Soor in a press release. Charshamba Soor, which means Red Wednesday is regarded as the beginning of the creation story, ...

Yazidi Kurds’ cheerless festival

ANF - 2015-04-15 17:55
The Yazidi Kurds celebrate the first Wednesday of April, according to the Muslim calendar, as ‘Çarşema Sor’ (Red Wednesday). Yazidi children living in a tent city in Batman celebrated the festival by painting eggs red. ...

Preparation for Red Wednesday in Efrîn

Hawar News - 2015-04-01 23:29
Gulê Cafer, the Co-president of Êzidî Assembly in Rojava, said that the Assembly began its preparations for the festival of Red Wednesday to be organized on April 15. ...
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