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Kurdish MP Responds to Expelling Threats against Kurds in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-06-22 21:52
ERBIL— The threats by a member of Bagdad Provincial Council against Kurds who reside in Baghdad does not represent the position of the Iraqi government, said a Kurdish lawmaker to the Iraqi House of Representatives. Tareq Gardi responded to Saad al-Mutla ...

One Kolber Killed, Two Wounded by Iranian Security Forces

BAS News - 2017-06-22 14:26
ERBIL — The Iranian border guards fatally shot a Kurdish backpack carrier known as 'kolber' and wounded two others in Piranshahr city in Iran's Kurdish northwest. Hengaw Kurdish website for human rights in the Iranian Kurdistan reported that the Iranian ...

US tells Turkey it will take back weapons from Kurdish YPG forces

Waar Media - 2017-06-22 14:20
WAAR-DUHOK: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told his Turkish counterpart that weapons provided to the Kurdish YPG (People’s Protection Units) in Syria would be taken back once Islamic State was defeated, Turkish defence ministry sources said on Thursday. ...

A Kolber wounded in a landmine explosion in Mariwan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-06-22 02:02
A Kurdish Kolber (Border Couriers) from Mariwan stepped on a landmine that was left from the Iran-Iraq war in this area. According to the information received by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network, a Kurdish Kolber, Anoushirvan Rezaei from Hilzawa Villag ...

New Book Out: Comparative Kurdish Politics in the Middle East

Kurdish Studies Network - 2017-06-22 01:56
Tugdar, Emil Elif & Al, Serhun (eds) Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 ISBN: 978-3-319-53714-6 This edited volume introduces the political, social and economic intra-Kurdish dynamics in the Middle East by comparatively analyzing the main actors, their ideas, and p ...

The Looming Question of Kurdish Independence in Iraq

The Kurdish Project - 2017-06-21 21:50
The following article was originally published in Al Jazeera English. With the upsurge of sectarian violence and political chaos in the Middle East, one of the region’s most protracted conflicts has been brought to the fore: the Kurdish question. Earlier ...

Watch: PKK Sends Sinjar Youth to Raqqa Battle

BAS News - 2017-06-21 21:48
ERBIL — In the past 48 houses, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) sent tens of Kurdish youth from the Yezidi town of Sinjar, Nineveh province, to the war to liberate Raqqa, Syria. Informed sources told BasNews that the youth have been trained in a camp i ...

Two Iranian Kurdish Prisoners Executed

BAS News - 2017-06-21 09:46
ERBIL — Two Iranian Kurdish prisoners were executed by Iran’s judiciary in the past few days, a human rights organisation said on Wednesday. Hengaw organization for human rights in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhalat) reported on Wednesday that two Kurdish inmat ...

Hoshyar Zebari to UN: Independence Referendum Will Be Held on Time

BAS News - 2017-06-20 15:41
ERBIL — The forthcoming vote on independence of the Kurdistan Region will be held on the scheduled date, said Hoshyar Zebari, a Kurdish politician. On Tuesday, June 20, Hoshyar Zebari, a politburo member of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) received Jan K ...

Peshmerga repels ISIS assault on Khurmatu-south Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2017-06-20 13:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish Peshmerga forces defeated a widespread ISIS assault on their bases in the Zarga area of southern Khurmatu town, south of Kirkuk on Tuesday. In the confrontation, which lasted three hours, a number of ISIS militants and a Peshmerga sol ...

French Journalist Dies After Wounded in Explosion in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-20 12:03
ERBIL — After the Kurdish reporter Bakhtiyar Hddad was killed on Monday by a landmine blast in Mosul’s Old City district, the French journalist Stephan Villeneuve who was injured by the same blast succumbed to his wound on Tuesday. An explosion in the Ol ...

11-Year-Old Yezidi Girl Rescued from IS

BAS News - 2017-06-20 11:11
DUHOK — Another Kurdish Yezidi girl was freed from the grip of the Islamic State (IS) militants on Monday, Kurdistan Region’s office for Yezidi Abductee Affairs said on Tuesday. Hussein Qaidi, head of Kurdistan Region’s office for Yezidi Abductee Affairs ...

IRGC Arrested Two Kurdish Youth

Kurdistan Voice - 2017-06-20 10:49
Despite tracks of their families, there is no information about their keeping place and the cause of their arrest. ...

PKK Missile Attack Kills 1 Turkish Soldier, Injures 6

BAS News - 2017-06-20 03:54
ERBIL — One Turkish soldier was killed on Monday in a missile attack carried out by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the east of the country, Turkish General Staff said. The Kurdish fighters used rocket launchers and long-barreled weapons to attack ...

Turkey Bombs PKK Positions in Kurdistan, Claims Killing Several

BAS News - 2017-06-20 03:15
ERBIL — During multiple airstrikes against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey and Kurdistan Region, at least nine Kurdish guerrillas were killed, claimed the Turkish army. The strikes in the Kurdistan Region’s Zap and Gara areas killed two PKK ...

Turkish Military: PYD Attacks Civilians in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-19 20:25
Two people have been killed ERBIL— Turkish military on Monday issued a statement accusing the guerrillas of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) of killing two civilians and wounding seven more in Syria. According to the statement, the PYD forces she ...

Iranian Kurdish Singer Arrested for Singing "Long Live Kurdistan"

BAS News - 2017-06-19 19:25
ERBIL— For using the words Kurdistan and Peshmerga in his song, a Kurdish singer was arrested three weeks ago by the intelligence service in Iran's Northern Khorasan province. Kurdish human rights organization, Hengaw, reported on Monday that the intelli ...

Kurdish Journalist Killed in Mosul Blast

BAS News - 2017-06-19 16:17
ERBIL-— An improvised explosive device (IED) on Monday went off in the Old City of Mosul, claiming the life of a Kurdish interpreter and journalist. BasNews has learnt that Bakhtiyar Abdullah Haddad was accompanying a group of French journalists in the h ...

Most of Yezidi Children Held by IS Are in Raqqa: Yezidi MP

BAS News - 2017-06-19 14:32
Some of the Yezidi children have been used in terrorist missions ERBIL — A large number of Kurdish Yezidi children are still held by the Islamic State (IS) militants and some of them have been used in terror attacks by the extremists , said a Kurdish Yez ...

Kurdish-led SDF captures new district in Raqqa

KurdPress - 2017-06-19 13:12
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday captured a new district in the city of Raqqa, northern Syria, after heavy clashes with Islamic State’s (IS) jihadists, military sources reported. ...

$200 Million Loan to Peshmerga Already Approved by US: Kurdish Official

BAS News - 2017-06-18 22:05
ERBIL — The United States has approved a loan to the Iraqi government from which $200 million will be granted to Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry, said a Kurdish official. “The [financial] assistance is part of a 2016 agreement between the US and Ir ...

Kurdish carrier ( innocent civilian ) , the victim was mine explosion

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-06-18 18:32
According to a report received by the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, Friday night of 16 June 2017 about 10 pm, in the “Kumasi” functions Marivan city in East Kurdistan, landmine planted by the 8-year Iran , Iraq border, South and East Kurdistan causi ...

Kurdish Representatives Seek UNHRC's Support for Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-06-18 16:47
ERBIL— In series of conferences held in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) office in Geneva, Kurdish activists and officials discussed Kurdistan Region's appeal for running the independence referendum. In the conferences held June 9-16, Kurd ...

Over 11,000 Yezidi IDP Families Returned Home: Official

BAS News - 2017-06-17 22:09
SINJAR — A total of 11,025 Kurdish Yezidi families, which were displaced by the Islamic State (IS), have now returned to their homes in different areas of Sinjar Region, said Mayor Mahma Khalil. “At least 600 families from central Sinjar are among those ...

Italian Coast Guard Arrests 38 Kurdish Migrants

BAS News - 2017-06-17 21:51
ERBIL — Italian coast guard has arrested 38 migrants from Kurdistan Region during the past two days for trying to illegally enter the country on their way to northern European countries. According to local sources cited by Kurdistan24, 10 men, 11 women a ...

Turkey Imposes Curfew on 39 Diyarbakir Villages

BAS News - 2017-06-17 21:51
ERBIL — Turkish local authorities have placed dozens of Kurdish villages in Diyarbakir province under curfew for a new phase of military operations. According to an official statement by Diyarbakir Governorate, 39 villages of the province are included in ...

US Immigration Authorities to Deport Kurdish Man for Minor Convictions

BAS News - 2017-06-17 18:56
SOFIA — A Kurdish man, living in the United States with minor convictions, was detained by the US immigration authorities, as part of an ongoing roundup of Iraqi nationals. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), detained Sarkaut Taro, a Kurdis ...

U.S., Turkey ties will get tougher: historian

KurdPress - 2017-06-17 13:30
An American historian and author believes that the U.S. move to issue arrest warrants for 12 of bodyguards of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over attacking Kurdish protestors outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington last month will make ties betw ...

An arrest warrant 12 members of Erdogan’s bodyguards in America

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-06-17 10:48
According to reports on the Kurdistan Human Rights Association , two of the assailants when Trump at the White House meeting, Erdogan and Kurdish protesters attack in America were arrested. According to news agency ” Roj News” police America yesterday, Th ...

Pro-Kurdish HDP deputies stage sit-in protest

KurdPress - 2017-06-17 06:39
Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputies held a sit-in protest in front of the Constitutional Court on June 16 after their request for an appointment in which they aimed to convey their demand to obtain a ruling on the party’s arrested ...

Syria’s Kurds get 50 trucks of US armored vehicles, munitions

KurdPress - 2017-06-17 06:39
In line with attempts to supply the Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) with ammunition to fight the Islamic State terrorist group, the U.S. delivered 50 truckloads on Friday alone to the forces, Turkish media said. ...

A Kolbar shot, killed by Iranian border forces in Sardasht, +18

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-06-17 02:02
A Kurdish Kolbar was shot, killed by the direct shoot of Iran’s military forces in the border region Sardasht, yesterday. On Wednesday, 15 June a group of Kolbar (border couriers) was shot by Iran’s border forces in the Betush area in the outskirts of Sa ...

Attack on Sulaymaniyah Mosque Leaves Three People Injured

BAS News - 2017-06-17 00:09
SULAYMANIYAH — An unknown assailant overnight Friday targeted a Kurdish Muslim preacher in Kurdistan Region’s Sulaymaniyah province with grenade, injuring at least thee people. The attack took place near Bahasht mosque against Abdul Latif Salafi at his h ...

Spirits high among Kurds in Syria as battle for Raqqa goes on

Kom News - 2017-06-16 17:30
Kurdish fighter Habun Kamishli proudly recalled the cat and mouse game she played with an Islamic State suicide bomber in the Syrian town of Raqqa, where the militant group is likely to make its last stand. “I was standing on a rooftop yesterday as our f ...

Kurdish Student Receives Trump's Acknowledgment Certificate

BAS News - 2017-06-16 16:54
ERBIL— A Kurdish student, Aynda Haji, originally from Erbil province, was awarded by US President Donald Trump for the excellent results she obtained in her high school. Haji is from Besha village of Balakayati area of Soran, her uncle Halmat Haji told B ...

SDF Recaptures New Areas from IS in Central Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-06-16 03:21
SOFIA — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said they have taken control over the industrial area of eastern Raqqa, and the neighborhood of Der'iya on the southwest side of the city, near the center. A member of the SDF who spoke to Kurdistan2 ...

Russia’s Putin Praises Kurdish Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-06-16 02:56
ERBIL — Russian President Vladimir Putin has once again commended the role of Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the anti-Islamic State (IS) efforts, vowing to further strengthen ties with the Kurdistan Region. “We have always been in good relations with the Ku ...

PYD’s Muslim Denies Any Ties with Damascus

BAS News - 2017-06-16 02:25
ERBIL — The Democratic Union Party (PYD) is not siding with the Syrian regime as Kurds have been experiencing bitter times since the establishment of the Baath regime, said Salih Muslim, the leader of the Syrian Kurdish party. Muslim explained in an inte ...

Who are the Kurdish Kolbar? the Pictures will say you

Roji Kurd - 2017-06-16 00:06
Roji Kurd: The Kurdish Human right activist says that every month about 10 Kurdish Kolbars are killed as a result of shooting them from the Iranian regime soldiers side. But who are the Kolbars? What they do? In these pictures you see that they do not hav ...

Picture: Iranian Border Guards Kill a Kurdish Kolber

BAS News - 2017-06-15 16:32
ERBIL — The Iranian border guards fatally shot a Kurdish backpack carrier known as 'Kolber' in Sardasht city of Urmia province in Iran's Kurdish northwest. Hengaw Kurdish website for human rights in the Iranian Kurdistan reported that a Kurdish Kolber na ...

Kurdish Worker Gunned down near Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-15 16:05
ERBIL— A group of unidentified gunmen on Wednesday afternoon shot a Kurdish worker dead around Mosul. According to the reports, Mohammed Ghani Habash was a well-digger from the town of Kobane, Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan). Two other workers were also wounde ...

Kurdish prisoner uncertainty “Gilan-e Gharb” in East Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-06-15 15:12
According to reports received, ” Yahya Firouzi ” when the 17 years old was in keeping with his older brother committed murder in the first court was sentenced to 15 years in prison and then executed. The report said Yahya Firouzi born on 28 April 1989 in ...
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