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Syria’s Arab, Kurdish Women Join Forces to Fight for Future

The Kurdish Project - 2017-11-22 04:45
The following article was originally published in Al-Monitor. AIN ISSA, Syria — At just 21 years old, Zilan’s burdens are already heavy. She has a pair of violent ex-husbands and a daughter from each. But she said she has left all that behind in her home ...

Iran: Continued Killing of Kolbars by NAJA in Boarder Areas

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-11-22 02:00
Iranian disciplinary forces (NAJA) killed and wounded three Kurdish Kulbars yesterday. “On the evening of November 20, 2017, a number of kulbars in the Shaanayi Sheikh border region were targeted by Iranian security forces without prior warning. As a resu ...

Kurdish Mayor of Daquq District in Kirkuk Deposed by Hashd Al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2017-11-21 14:50
ERBIL — The mayoral council of Daquq district in southern Kirkuk removed the mayor of the district under the pressure of the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi who took over the province on October 16. Ameer Khwakaram, Mayor of Daquq, told BasNews on Tu ...

PKK Announces Death of 13 Guerrillas in Şırnak, Turkey

BAS News - 2017-11-21 12:36
ERBIL — The PKK's armed wing, the People's Defence Forces (HPG), announced on Tuesday the death of 13 fighters in the latest clashes with the Turkish army in Şırnak province in the Kurdish region of Turkey. HPG has stated that 13 of its members, includin ...

40 days passed on Hogir Muhammad martyrdom

ANHA - 2017-11-21 11:00
"There no difference between the Kurdish, Arab nor Syriac; all of us are brothers" this is what the martyr Hogir Muhammad said to his comrades just before his martyrdom. He was the reporter who used to end his work and help his comrades ...

Iraqi Federal Court nullifies ‘unconstitutional’ Kurdish referendum

The New Mail - 2017-11-21 08:09
The Iraqi Federal Court ruled the Kurdish independence referendum as “unconstitutional” on Monday, officially making the results as null and void. Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said the ruling was… The post Iraqi Federal Court nullifies ‘uncon ...

Kurds, Warning of Hostilities in Iraq, Appeal for a U.S. Envoy

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-11-21 02:29
The Iraqi Kurdish government has asked the U.S. to appoint a special envoy to mediate a deepening dispute between the central government in Baghdad and the semiautonomous Kurdish region, a top Kurdish official said Monday. ...

Week in Brief: Earthquake victims

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-11-21 02:00
The “Week in brief” by Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) is a weekly review of the most important human rights news and developments from and about Iran’s Kurdish areas. Iran government aid not enough to help earthquake victims Residents of Iranian Ku ...

UN Gives Kurdish Teachers Human Rights Training

BAS News - 2017-11-21 01:26
ERBIL (UNAMI) — The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO) in cooperation with the Ministry of Education in Kurdistan Region of Iraq organized a four-day training course in Erbil for 23 teacher, including 9 females, ...

Iraq on Brink of a New War: Kurdistan FM

BAS News - 2017-11-20 23:01
ERBIL — The international community should realise the fact that Iraq is now on the verge of a new war, said Falah Mustafa, Kurdistan Region’s Foreign Minister. The Kurdish official believes that the anticipated security crisis in Iraq would be the resul ...

Iranian Border Guards Kill 1 Kurdish Porter, Injure 5 Others

BAS News - 2017-11-20 23:01
ERBIL — The Iranian armed forces opened fire at Kurdish porters (better known as Kolber) on Monday, killing one of them, said a source. Five others were also injured by direct fire from the Iranian border guards, Kurdistan24 cited a source from Hajiomara ...

Asayiş Dissolves General Assembly of KNC

KNC Geneva - 2017-11-20 21:33
On November 7, 2017, the Kurdish National Council in Syria (KNC) was planning to hold his fourth general assembly in Al-Qamişlo. A new president as well as new members for the various committees of the KNC should be elected. When the congress was about to ...

Barzani: Federal Court Lacks Constitutional Ground

BAS News - 2017-11-20 21:20
ERBIL — Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani criticised a decision by Iraqi Federal Court which invalidates the September independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, saying the court itself lacks constitutional ground. “In any federal state, it is normal t ...

Iraqi Federal Court rules Kurdistan referendum unconstitutional

Waar Media - 2017-11-20 14:54
WAAR-DUHOK; The Iraqi Federal Court ruled on Monday that the Kurdish independence referendum which was held on September 25 is “unconstitutional” and therefore its results null and void, Iraqi state TV reported. The Kurdistan Region is yet to state its p ...

Sico: “Right person in right place” is our goal

ANHA - 2017-11-20 11:12
NEWS DESK – Secretary-General of the Kurdish Democratic Party in Syria, Abdul Karim Sico has stressed that the Democratic Nation List will work to put the right person in the right place. The Secretary-General of the Kurdish Democratic Party in Syria, Abd ...

Iraqi Federal Court rules Kurdish referendum unconstitutional

Reuters - 2017-11-20 09:30
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that a referendum held on Kurdish independence on Sept. 25 was unconstitutional and that the results of the vote were void, a court official told Reuters. ...

National Coalition announced its electoral program

ANHA - 2017-11-19 21:08
The Kurdish National Coalition in Syria that participates in the elections of the Local Administration has announced its electoral program and the main aims of the elections. ...

Unidentified Gunmen Kidnap North Oil Company Employee in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-19 17:13
ERBIL — A number of armed men on Sunday kidnapped an employee of the North Oil Company (NOC) in the Kurdish district of Asraw Mafqudin in central Kirkuk. Colonel Afrasyaw Kamil, spokesperson for Kirkuk Police, confirmed to BasNews that the NOC employee w ...

IRGC Extracts Iraq’s Kifri Oil with Support from a PUK Group

BAS News - 2017-11-19 11:14
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran last week deployed hundreds of troops to an area between Tuz Khurmatu and Kifri districts in northern Iraq’s Diyala province, in an attempt to extract oil in the area. A Kurdish official in Kirkuk, confirmed to BasNew ...

KDP Faction Returns to Iraqi Parliament

BAS News - 2017-11-19 03:46
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) faction has decided to send its lawmakers back to the Iraqi parliament, said an MP. The Kurdish lawmakers will attend Sunday’s parliamentary session in Baghdad, according to MP Shakhawan Abdullah. Following th ...

Iraqi Kurds to End Parliament Boycott

The New Mail - 2017-11-19 01:54
Iraq’s Kurdish lawmakers are returning to Baghdad this week in an apparent end to their boycott of the national parliament, a senior Kurdish official said Thursday. The move is a… The post Iraqi Kurds to End Parliament Boycott appeared first on The New M ...

PUK Escorts Hashd Al-Shaabi to Darbandikhan, SE Sulaymaniyah: Official

BAS News - 2017-11-18 18:26
ERBIL — A Kurdish official stated on Saturday that a group within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has helped Hashd al-Shaabi forces travel to Darbandikhan district in southeast of Sulaymaniyah province. Sheikh Jaafar Sheikh Mustafa, head of the Ku ...

Pictures: Yezidi Family of Eight Freed from IS in Syria

BAS News - 2017-11-18 18:26
ERBIL — A Kurdish Yezidi family, consisting of eight members, were freed from the Islamic State (IS) by by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near Deir al-Zor in northern Syria. SDF forces on Saturday managed to rescue a Yezidi family from the ...

Girê Sipî begins fundraising for earthquake’s distressed

ANHA - 2017-11-18 14:30
The Kurdish Red Crescent organization has launched a fund-raising campaign from the people of Girê Sipî/ Tel Abyad canton to support the earthquake's distressed that hit areas in Başûr and Rojhilat Kurdistan. ...

Fundraising campaign to support Rojhilat started in Girkê Legê

ANHA - 2017-11-18 14:30
Kurdish Red Crescent in Girkê Legê district launched a campaign to raise funds for the victims of the earthquake that hit areas in Başûr and Rojhalat Kurdistan, while the Council of Democratic Society Movement confirmed its support for the campaign in a s ...

Iraqi forces enter Kirkuk city as Kurdish peshmerga fighters withdrew

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
KIRKUK,— Iraqi army and Shiite forces entered Kirkuk and take full control of the mixed city on Monday following soaring tensions over an independence referendum. Shia militia, known as Hashid al-Shaabi, clashed with some armed residents who vowed to fig ...

Iraqi Kurdistan faces first major oil outage since referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
LONDON,— Iraq’s Kurdistan’s oil exports more than halved on Wednesday in the first major supply disruption since the independence referendum last month as Iraqi military retook some of the biggest fields from Kurdistan’s Peshmerga forces. Kurdish oil exp ...

Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish PUK leader Kosrat Rasul

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
BAGHDAD,— A Baghdad court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraqi Kurdistan on charges of “provocation” against Iraq’s armed forces, the judiciary said. Kosrat Rasul had referred to the Iraqi army and federal police as “occup ...

In Kurdistan we need change, not theatrics

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
Srwa Abdulwahid | Ekurd.net Since the end of World War I, the Kurdish people have been a pawn in the hands of players in the Middle East chess game played so hard, and often so bloodily. Throughout these years, all we, Kurds, asked for was to be given a ...

Iraqi PM demands annulment, not freeze of Kurdistan independence vote

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday that he would accept only the annulment of a Kurdish vote for independence, not the freeze that Kurdish leaders have offered. “We will accept nothing but the annulment of the referendum and ...

Turkey says freezing Iraqi Kurdistan independence vote is ‘not enough’

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
ANKARA,— Turkey said on Thursday the Iraqi Kurdish offer for last month’s referendum on independence to be frozen is “not enough”, instead urging the Erbil government to cancel the vote. “It is an important move that the northern Iraqi administration tak ...

Massoud Barzani may step down, a potential blow to his ruling family

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Longtime Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani has been president of the northern autonomous region since 2005 and has seen his family-dominated Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) only grow in influence since. Last mo ...

Iraq sets deadline for Kurds to quit Turkey border post

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi forces set a tight deadline Friday for Kurdish fighters to withdraw from an area on the Turkish border that is critical for oil exports, a government source told AFP. The senior security source, asking not to be named, said Kurdish peshme ...

U.S. welcomes Massoud Barzani’s resignation

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
WASHINGTON,— The United States on Monday commended former Iraqi Kurdish illegitimate president Massoud Barzani’s decision to step down, pledging to work closely with his nephew and prime minister Nechirvan Barzani. “Barzani is a historic figure and coura ...

Iraq bans Israeli flag following Kurdistan independence rallies

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi parliament voted on Tuesday to criminalize the flying of Israeli flags after the banners were held aloft at a number of Kurdish independence rallies in Iraq’s Kurdistan region ahead of a referendum in September. The vote to ban the fl ...

Eight Turkish troops killed in clashes with Kurdish PKK militants

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
ANKARA,— Eight members of the Turkish security forces were killed in clashes with Kurdish militants on Thursday in Turkey’s restive southeast, the army said. Six Turkish soldiers and two military security guards died while two soldiers were wounded — one ...

U.S. Senator John McCain’s fight on behalf of the Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
Rizgar Khoshnaw | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Recently, I read many news articles about Senator John McCain and his fight for the rights of the Kurds. He has been very vocal and determined to fight for the Kurdish cause/rights in every possible way, but sadly ...

Iraq dispute kicks off crisis for Kurdish sports

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Sports clubs and players Iraqi Kurdistan are facing the threat of a spell on the sidelines as the crisis between the region and Baghdad sees matches suspended and away trips cancelled. For the first time ever, two basketball teams from the regi ...

Iraq court rules no region can secede after Kurdistan independence bid

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that no region or province can secede, strengthening the government’s hand as it seeks to prevent a repeat of September’s Kurdish independence vote. The ruling was a response to a request from the ce ...

Iran Commands Mt. Shingal Heights – Saddam’s Key Scud Range

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:03
Sheri Laizer | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Israel and the Kurds ponder the possibilities Kurdish officials have observed the presence of Ali Qarkarani in Sinjar (Mt. Shingal) [northwest Iraq]. Since the Iranian Popular Units or Hashd al-Shaabi, allied with th ...

Don’t speak Kurdish, that is PM Abadi’s new Democracy – Iraq!

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:03
Omar Sindi | Exclusive to Ekurd.net One would think that someone who got a higher education in the UK, worked, and lived in London for years would be more tolerant in respecting dissenting views, but the snub Iraqi history is repeating itself using both ...

Kurdistan says to respect Iraqi court decision banning secession

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:03
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdish authorities said on Tuesday they would accept a court decision prohibiting the region from seceding, signaling a new phase in efforts to restart stalled negotiations over its future. Iraq’s Kurds vote ...

Ocalan’s lawyers send a report to the CPT

ANHA - 2017-11-17 15:24
Lawyers for Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Ocalan prepared a report on isolation and sent it to the Committee Against Torture (CPT). The report notes that since 417 days there has been no information about Imarli ...

To build a free and democratic Syria participated in the elections”

ANHA - 2017-11-17 13:57
Arab and Kurdish tribal leaders in the Canton of Gire sipi ( Tel –Abyed ) have appealed children and compenents in the Canton head to ward the polls to vote and choose their candidates who will serve the people and fulfilling their demands for living away ...

KRG’s PM receives US Envoy McGurk in Erbil on Thursday

Waar Media - 2017-11-16 23:21
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the US Special Presidential Envoy in Erbil on Thursday, the first such meeting since the Kurdish vote on independence that was opposed by Washington. Brett McGurk, the American ...

Iraqi Kurds back away from independence bid

CNN - 2017-11-16 21:29
The government of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region has taken another step back from its failed bid for independence, accepting a national court ruling that its disputed referendum was unconstitutional. ...

Iraqi Kurds end parliament boycott in concession to Baghdad

FOX News - 2017-11-16 20:19
Iraq's Kurdish lawmakers have ended their boycott of the national parliament in an apparent concession to Baghdad after a prolonged military and political standoff following the controversial Kurdish independence vote in September. ...

Sami Abdul Rahman, Kurdish delegate, urges U.S. to push Iraq deal

Washington Times - 2017-11-16 09:16
The Trump administration must do more to push a negotiated settlement between the Iraqi government and the country's Kurdish minority over a blocked Kurdish push for independence, the Iraqi Kurds' top representative in Washington said in an interview, war ...

Iraqi Kurds seek talks after federal court bars secession

FOX News - 2017-11-14 14:03
Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region says a federal court ruling that bars secession "must become a basis" for dialogue with the central government following September's divisive independence referendum. ...

KDP’s secretary: we will join elections serving Syrian North people

ANHA - 2017-11-14 12:56
The secretary of Kurdish Democratic Party (the Party) in Syria and the member of Kurdish National Coalition’s presidency Neser al-Din Ibrahim said that they are a part of Democratic North-Syria Federation, and they will join the elections that are suppose ...

Week in Brief: Death Penalty

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-11-14 02:01
The “Week in brief” by Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) is a weekly review of the most important human rights news and developments from and about Iran’s Kurdish areas. Iran affirms death penalty for Kurdish political prisoners An Iranian Islamic Rev ...

Federal Court to Hold Hearing on November 20 on Kurdish Referendum

BAS News - 2017-11-14 01:46
ERBIL — The Iraqi Federal Supreme Court has set November 20th as the date for holding a hearing on the September independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region. The Federal Supreme Court has set a hearing on the 20th of November to issue a final ruling ...

Over 300 Dead in Earthquake in Kurdish Regions in Iran, Iraq

BAS News - 2017-11-14 01:46
ERBIL — The powerful earthquake in the Kurdish regions in Iran and Iraq on Sunday left more than 340 people dead and thousands more injured. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said that the 7.3-magnitude quake was centered 32 kilometers southwest of the cit ...
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