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Head of IS Intelligence in Kirkuk Captured

BAS News - 2017-04-27 21:35
Two other prominent members of the group have also been arrested KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces have captured three Islamic State (IS) militants in Kirkuk among which was the group’s head of IS Intelligence Affairs in the area. The insurgents were prio ...

Kurdish Security Forces Capture 63 IS Members in Kirkuk IDP Camps

BAS News - 2017-04-27 21:35
KIRKUK — During an operation on Thursday, Kurdish security forces captured 63 Islamic State (IS) militants in Kirkuk who had sneaked into the camps disguising as civilian IDPs. The insurgents were located and captured in the IDP camps of Leylan 1, Leylan ...

Kurdistan Will Hold Referendum in Coordination with Baghdad: MP

BAS News - 2017-04-27 17:37
Referendum is a constitutional right of Kurdistan Region's people, says Ashwaq Jaf ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region will hold the independence referendum in coordination with the Iraqi central government, said a Kurdish MP on Thursday. Ashwaq Jaf, a Kurdish ...

Kurdish Parties Unanimous over Referendum in Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-27 15:43
The independence referendum will include Kirkuk as well, KDP official ERBIL — The Kurdish political parties have agreed to hold the Kurdistan Region independence referendum in Kirkuk and all the other Kurdish areas outside the Kurdistan Regional Governme ...

Orumieh justice denied rehearing six Kurdish political prisoners

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-04-27 14:52
According to reports of Kurdistan Human Rights Association, in the past few days, Justice Orumieh city of East Kurdistan, request for retrial provided by lawyers rejected mentioned six political prisoner in prison. According to the report, the Supreme Cou ...

[IN PICTURES]: Yezidis Open a New Shrine in Bashiq

BAS News - 2017-04-27 12:21
ERBIL — The ethno-religious Kurdish Yezidi community opened a shrine in Bashiq town of Sinjar district, the Yezidi majority region. Bahzad Sleman, head of Yezidi religous preachers (Qawal), told BasNews the shrine of Sheikh Mand, the king of Shamsani cla ...

Russia blames Turkish airstrikes against Kurdish forces

KurdPress - 2017-04-27 11:49
Russia said on Wednesday that Ankara has hindered efforts to combat the Islamic State (IS) and blamed Turkish military operations in Shingal, northern Iraq, and Syria that killed several Kurdish fighters. ...

Turkey offers condolences over Peshmerga deaths

Waar Media - 2017-04-27 10:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Ankara has offered condolences to Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani over the killing of Peshmerga troops in a Turkish airstrike on April 26, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported. Prime Minister Binali Yıldırm made th ...

KRG Not Forcing IDPs Out: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-27 00:06
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is not forcing IDPs out who have been sheltered in the region since the beginning of Islamic State (IS) rampage in Iraq, said a Kurdish official. Following the liberation of certain areas from IS in northern Ir ...

Independence Referendum to Be Held in August or September: PUK Official

BAS News - 2017-04-26 22:48
HALABJA — Kurdistan Region will hold the referendum on its independence later this year in August or September, said a senior Kurdish official. Speaking in Halabja on Wednesday, head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)Politburo, Mala Bakhtiar, said ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Taking Over Headquarters of Kurdish Parties in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-26 15:50
Hashd al-Shaabi has deployed forces in Sunni areas in Mosul MOSUL — The Shi'ite militia forces of Hashd al-Shaabi have begun taking over the headquarters of the Kurdish parties in Mosul after they were liberated from the Islamic State (IS) militants. Far ...

US ‘deeply concerned’ about Turkish airstrikes in Iraq, Syria

Waar Media - 2017-04-26 14:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Acting US State Department spokesperson Mark Toner has criticized Turkey for attacking Kurdish Militery forces in Syria and Iraq early on Tuesday and not coordinating the operation with the United States in advance. The Turkish military carri ...

A KDP-S Leader's House Comes Under Attack in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-04-26 12:18
ERBIL — A group of armed men in Rojava (the Kurdish region in Syria) raided the house of a leader of Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S) in Afrin city on Tuesday evening. Abdulrahman Apo, a leader of KDP-S, said in a statement that four ablazing ...

The continued detention of citizens in the northern Kurdish city of Van

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-04-26 08:45
According to reports, the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, Turkish police forces attacked the town of functions to homes of citizens in the city of Van, North Kurdistan, arrested at least 10 people. The news agency quoted Roj News, AKP on its repressiv ...

Peshmerga, Injured by Turkish Airstrike, Receive Treatment in Turkey

BAS News - 2017-04-26 00:13
DUHOK — Three injured Kurdish Peshmerga forces will be sent to Turkey for medical treatment after they were injured by Turkish airstrikes on Mount Sinjar. Early morning on April 25th, Turkish fighter jets bombarded areas around the predominantly-Yezidi t ...

Turkey jets attacks Shingal, Syria’s northeast

KurdPress - 2017-04-25 23:15
Turkey jets bombed the Iraqi northern city of Shingal and some Kurdish regions in Syria northeast which is under the control of the Kurdish forces of Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG). ...

U.S. expressed deep concern over Turkish strike against Kurds

KurdPress - 2017-04-25 23:15
The United States on Tuesday expressed "deep concern" over Turkish air strikes against Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq and said they were not authorized by the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State (IS), Reuters reported. ...

Barzani to Help Resumption of Kurdish Peace Talks in Turkey

BAS News - 2017-04-25 20:59
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Kurdish politician Leyla Zana are said to be renewing efforts to resume the peace talks in Turkey in hopes of finding a solution to the case of Kurds in the country. According to the information obtai ...

Award-Winning Movie "My Sweet Pepper Land" to Be Screened in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-04-25 18:46
French Institute showcases the Kurdish movie ERBIL— Kurdish-French famous director, Huner Saleem's movie "My Sweet Pepper Land" will be screened by the French Institute in Erbil, according to an invitation letter issued by the institute. French Institute ...

An IED Planted by PKK Kills Three Yezidis in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-04-25 14:31
The area is controlled by PKK SINJAR — A landmine planted by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) guerrillas in Sinjar killed three Kurdish Yezidi civilians and wounded two others. An improvised explosive device (IED) went off on the main road of Sikini vi ...

Two IS Militants Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-04-24 22:39
KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces on Monday captured two Islamic State (IS) members in Kirkuk, one of whom was previously appointed as the group’s preacher in a village near Hawija, west of Kirkuk. Arrest warrants were issued for the two militants who had ...

YPG Hindered US Aerial Support for Turkish Operation in Syria: FM

BAS News - 2017-04-24 21:47
SOFIA — Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) has called on the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) to stop supporting the Turkish army, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday. Cavusoglu spoke to reporters about Turkey's p ...

SDF Break IS Line, Enter Tabqa

BAS News - 2017-04-24 19:56
Neighborhood in the city’s south is already under control ERBIL — The Kurdish-majority Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) entered the Islamic State (IS)-held town of Tabqa near Raqqa, on Monday. The SDF are now in control of several positions in southern par ...

Kurdish House inaugurated in Marivan

KurdPress - 2017-04-24 11:22
In an effort to introduce Kurdish culture and the culture of people in Kurdistan province, northwestern Iraq, Yaney Kurdewari (Kurdish House) was inaugurated in Marivan. Reporter’s code: 50101 ...

Iraq Remains a Threat to the World as Long as It's United: MP

BAS News - 2017-04-23 23:02
ERBIL — As long as Iraq remains united it continues to become a threat to the security of the world, said a Kurdish MP on Sunday. Dilshad Shaaban, a member of the Kurdistan Region parliament told Al Sumaria TV Iraq remains a threat to the security of the ...

Gunmen Attack Kurdish Policeman's House in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-04-23 22:04
The grenade attack did not cause any casualties ERBIL— Two motorcyclists threw a grenade at the house of a Kurdish policeman in Tuz Khurmatu, Salahaddin province, on Sunday evening. No one was hurt in the attack, said Mohammed Fayeq, a spokesperson for T ...

Germany Received List of Weaponry for Peshmerga: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-23 12:17
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s Peshmerga Ministry has provided the German government with a list of required military equipment for the Kurdish forces, said an official. The list includes various types of equipment, including anti-tank wea ...

Iran Executes Two Kurdish Citizens

BAS News - 2017-04-23 10:04
ERBIL — The judicial authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the past few days have executed two Kurdish citizens from Lorestan province, west of the country. Mehdi Mirzayi, 29, was hanged on Saturday in Khorramabad, Hangaw website, which observes ...

13 PKK fighters killed in Kurdish southeast in 2 days: local media

KurdPress - 2017-04-23 08:03
A total of 13 fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were killed during the Turkish security forces’ operations carried out within the last two days in the southeastern part of the country, local media reported on Saturday. ...

Turkey Releases Two Pro-Kurdish Lawmakers in Diyarbakir

BAS News - 2017-04-22 22:16
ERBIL — A Turkish court in southeastern province of Diyarbakir on Friday released the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party's (HDP) lawmakers Nursel Aydoğan and Meral Danis Bestas, local media reported. The two, alongside several other pro-Kurdish MPs, w ...

Cleared Arabic/Turkish Social Media Analyst - COLSA - Tampa, FL

Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-04-22 03:00
Proficiency in Kurdish. COLSA Corporation is currently seeking Arabic speakers, whom possess proficiency in the Turkish language, for Arabic Social Media...From COLSA - Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:14:42 GMT - View all Tampa jobs ...

In Pictures: Dormitory Fire Kills a Firefighter in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2017-04-21 23:13
Several others, including students, were injured SULAYMANIYAH — One Kurdish firefighter was killed and several other people were injured after a large fire broke out in a dormitory belonging to the Sulaymaniyah University on Friday. The fire could not be ...

Several Areas of Diyarbakır Province Placed Under Curfew

BAS News - 2017-04-21 16:42
The curfew is to allow an operation to be carried out against PKK DIYARBAKIR — The Turkish security forces have imposed a curfew on a number of areas of Diyarbakir province in the Kurdish southeast of Turkey. According to Turkish outlets, the curfew will ...

Only Israel would recognize a Kurdish state, Iraq’s al-Hakim says

Waar Media - 2017-04-21 16:26
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq’s National Coalition Chief, Ammar al-Hakim, said on Wednesday that Israel would be the only country to recognize a Kurdish state if it were declared. Hakim stated the U.S. administration has repeatedly declared its commitment to the terr ...

Kurdish Dance Group Wins Honorary Diploma in Armenia

BAS News - 2017-04-21 14:11
ERBIL— Chiya Dance Group, from the Iranian Kurdistan, won the honorary diploma from the International Dance and Music Festival in Armenia. Kurdpa news agency reported on Thursday that the group from Saqqz, of Kurdistan province, won the award through per ...

Regional SME - Iran - Fulcrum - Tampa, FL

Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-04-21 03:02
Farsi, Pashto or Kurdish. The purpose of this task order is to provide regional geo-political and cultural subject matter expertise to conduct strategic studies...From Fulcrum - Thu, 20 Apr 2017 03:20:09 GMT - View all Tampa jobs ...

Kurdish Filmmaker Released from Prison In Tehran

BAS News - 2017-04-21 00:35
SOFIA — Kurdish filmmaker was released from prison in the Iranian capital city of Tehran on Wednesday after spending six months behind bars for directing a film that Iran said "insulted the sanctities." Keywan Karimi, an independent Kurdish filmmaker fro ...

Kurdish Entrepreneur Among Time’s 100 Influential People for 2017

BAS News - 2017-04-21 00:13
ISTANBUL — Hamdi Ulukaya, a Kurd born in Turkey, is listed among US-based Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2017. Ulukaya, who is the owner, founder, Chairman, and CEO of Chobani yogurt company, was listed for having "transformed a shuttered ...

More IS Militants Surrendering to Peshmerga: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-20 23:45
KIRKUK — A growing number of Islamic State (IS) militants are surrendering to Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk province as the group is approaching its end in Iraq, a local Kurdish security official said. Kirkuk Chief of Police, Sarhad Qadir, said more ...

PYD Hands Over Assad's Opponents to Damascus

BAS News - 2017-04-20 12:03
Officials who have renounced Assad are handed to Damascus by PYD ERBIL — The Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), the ruling party in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) handed over a Syrian former police officer to the Syrian regime after he had abandoned the go ...

HDP deputy Burcu Celik arrested days after referendum

KurdPress - 2017-04-20 09:54
A lawmaker from Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Burcu Celik, was arrested in the eastern province of Mus by Turkish security forces just days after the referendum to change the country’s ruling system was approved with a narrow 51.2 pe ...

PUK says referendum cannot be held without parliament

KurdPress - 2017-04-20 09:54
Holding an independence referendum in Kurdistan cannot be realized without reactivating the now-paralyzed Kurdish parliament and seeking solutions for the outstanding political problems, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) declared in a statement. ...

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 ...
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