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PYD Increasing Forces in Towns to Pressure Rivals
BAS News - 2017-03-27 21:34
ERBIL — Armed forces affiliated to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) have been deployed to different areas of Rojava so as to increase the pressure on rival political parties and activists, an official said. Part of the forces are withdrawn ...

Baghdad Planning to Cut Kirkuk Public Servants Salaries
BAS News - 2017-03-27 21:05
BAGHDAD — Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament has warned about a serious plan by the country's ministry of finance to cut the monthly salaries of Kirkuk public servants. MP Masoud Haider stated that he has followed up the issue and found out that ther ...

Capacity Training II: Negotiation Strategies for the Kurdish National Council in Syria
KNC Geneva - 2017-03-27 19:09
March 10 to March 12, 2017, the “Capacity Building: Kurdischer Nationalrat in Syrien” project, supported by the German Foreign Ministry and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IfA), provided another training workshop in Erbil (Kurdistan – Iraq) for repr ...

KRG, Turkey to Open Three More Border Crossings
BAS News - 2017-03-27 17:58
ERBIL — The governments of Kurdistan Region and Turkey are working on a project to open three additional border crossing points between the two sides, a Kurdish official said. Head of Kurdistan Region’s parliamentary committee for trade, Majid Othman, to ...

PYD Mobilizes Forces in Rojava Against Rivals
BAS News - 2017-03-27 17:19
ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers' Party's (PKK) offshoot in the Syrian Kurdish region (Rojava) has withdrawn part of its forces from the vicinity of Raqqa and has mobilized them in the cities of Rojava, in a move to place its rivals under pressure, said a Syria ...

PYD Forces Raid House of Rival Politician in Rojava
BAS News - 2017-03-27 17:19
ERBIL — Security forces affiliated with the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), raided the house of a rival politician in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan). While raiding the house, which belongs to Abd ...

Gorran Operative Attempting to Establish Hashd Al-Shaabi Force in Soran
BAS News - 2017-03-27 15:05
The operative of the movement claims thousands of youth have been enrolled ERBIL — An operative of the Kurdish Gorran (Change) Movement in Soran city, northeast of Erbil, claims that the Iraqi government has promised to support him in establishing an arm ...

Kurdish delegates in Geneva fail to raise Kurdish question, official
Rûdaw - 2017-03-27 15:04
"Kurdish delegation do not have any demands in the official meetings and are silent ...

Syria's Raqqa expected to join Kurdish-led federalism: Kurdish leader
Reuters - 2017-03-27 14:21
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The northern Syrian city of Raqqa is expected to join a decentralized system of government being set up by Syrian Kurdish groups and their allies once it is freed from Islamic State, a leading Kurdish politician told Reuters on Monday. ...

UK Parliament calls for stop of conflict between Turkey and Kurds
KurdPress - 2017-03-27 14:05
The UK Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee on Saturday said that the United Kingdom should stop the conflict between the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Turkey. ...

Peshmerga would not enter Mosul, commander tells Kurdpress
KurdPress - 2017-03-27 14:05
a Peshmerga commander told Kurdpress that the Kurdish forces would not enter the Iraqi northern city of Mosul within the agreements made between Erbil, capital of Kurdistan Region, and the central government in Baghdad. ...

Kurdish US-backed forces take ISIS-held airport near Raqqa
Waar Media - 2017-03-27 13:10
WAAR-DUHOK: Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance, on Sunday seized a military airport from the Islamic State jihadist group in northern Syria (Rojava), a spokesman said. The capture of Tabqa airbase comes as ...

Taiwan increases Iraqi Kurdish KBT crude imports after Opec cuts, Energy & Commodities - THE BUSINESS TIMES
Businesstimes - 2017-03-27 12:53

Head of PUK Information Agency Lahur Talabani Kidnaps a Muslim Cleric in Sulaymaniyah
BAS News - 2017-03-27 12:31
ERBIL — Siddiq Omar Mustafa, a Kurdish Islamic cleric was kidnapped in Hajiawa sub district in Sulaymaniyah province on March 19 by a number of armed men belonging to Lahur Jangi Talabani, the head of the Information Agency of the Patriotic Union of Kurd ...

PKK's Acts in Sinjar Go Against Yezidi Culture: Official
BAS News - 2017-03-27 11:20
PKK shows no respect for Yezidi traditions and culture, head of Lalish Center says SINJAR — The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is against the customs and traditions of the Kurdish Yezidi community in Sinjar, said an official from the Yezidi Lalish Cultur ...

Broadcast ban on the execution of Kemal Kurkut at Amed Newroz
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 22:34
A broadcast ban was imposed on the execution by police of Kurdish university student Kemal Kurkut before the beginning of Newroz celebration in Amed on March 21. ...

⁠⁠⁠Female Battalion of Syrian Baath Party in Qamishlo Wraps Up Training
BAS News - 2017-03-26 22:28
The Kurdish city of Qamishlo is under PYD control QAMISHLO — The Syrian army announced the graduation of the battalion of 'Khansawat of Syria' consisting solely of female fighters from Qamishlo city in northern Syria. The new female battalion made up of ...

The Latest: Syrian Kurdish forces battle IS over air base - The Washington Post
Washingtonpost - 2017-03-26 21:52

Kurdish NGOs Call on UN to Help Referendum in Kirkuk
BAS News - 2017-03-26 21:14
ERBIL — Scores of Kurdish civic organizations on Sunday gathered to express concern over UN’s reaction towards raising the Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk. The gathering took place in front of the UN office in Erbil, where Rebaz Yousif, head of Kurdistan Region ...

The Latest: Syrian Kurdish forces battle IS over air base | The Sacramento Bee
Sacbee - 2017-03-26 20:29

Turkey summons Swiss envoy over Kurdish rally - The Local
Thelocal - 2017-03-26 19:30

The Latest: Syrian Kurdish forces battle IS over air base | Miami Herald
Miamiherald - 2017-03-26 19:30

VIDEO: ISIS-held Raqqa becomes further isolated with Kurdish-led gains in the countryside
Almasdarnews - 2017-03-26 18:23

Kurdish Restaurateur Fed 300 Emergency Crew During London Terror Attack
BAS News - 2017-03-26 18:17
ERBIL — A Kurdish business owner has recently drawn the international media attention by feeding hundreds of British emergency service workers for free in the aftermath of Wednesday’s terror attack in London. Ibrahim Dogus, a Kurdish-British citizen orig ...

Ocalan’s sister lost her life
ANHA - 2017-03-26 16:34
The Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocalan's sister Aynî Yildirim lost her life in Amara village in the result of a heart attack. ...

PYD consoles Ocalan for his sister’s death
ANHA - 2017-03-26 16:34
The General Council of PYD consoles the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocalan for the death of his sister Aynî Yildirim. ...

Newroz celebrations by guerrillas continue
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 14:21
Guerrillas of the HPG (People's Defense Forces) and YJA-Star (Free Women's Troops) continue their celebrations to welcome the Kurdish New Year festival Newroz. ...

Islamic State warns Syrian dam at risk of collapse
Reuters - 2017-03-26 14:16
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State has warned that the Tabqa dam, which a U.S.-backed Kurdish and Arab militia is trying to capture from the militant group, is at imminent risk of collapse because of airstrikes and increased water levels. ...

Leading Kurdish politician hopes for peace with Ankara, fears upcoming referendum
Rûdaw - 2017-03-26 14:05
The referendum "is important for Turkey... but especially regarding the Kurds ...

U.S.-backed Syrian militia makes gains against Islamic State
Reuters - 2017-03-26 13:40
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Kurdish and Arab Syrian militia backed by the United States has captured the town of Karama as it prepares for an assault on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa that it expects to take place in early April, it said on Sunday. ...

PYD Continues to Crack Down on Rivals in Rojava: DCHRK
BAS News - 2017-03-26 10:10
PYD armed men abducted two people in Derik, Rojava ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which rules Rojava, the Syrian Kurdish region, continues its human rights abuses against the Syrian Kurdish political parties considered by PYD as ...

Syrian Kurds criticize UN, say Kurdish cause not well addressed
Rûdaw - 2017-03-25 23:40
The KNC stated the solution to the division of power in Syria was too vague. ...

Kurdish-led SDF forces advance in Raqqa
KurdPress - 2017-03-25 22:56
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) made a fresh progress on Friday against the Islamic State (IS) group in the countryside of the northern city of Raqqa, a Kurdish official told Mayadeen TV. ...

Weak MHP support turns AKP’s eyes to Kurdish votes / Murat Yetkin
KurdPress - 2017-03-25 22:56
Weaker than expected support from within the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) for the executive presidency system in the April 16 referendum is turning the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AK Parti) eyes back to Kurdish votes, recent developments i ...

U.S.-led coalition helps train Raqqa police: Syrian Kurdish officials
KurdPress - 2017-03-25 22:56
The U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State is helping to train a police force for the Syrian city of Raqqa in anticipation of its capture from the militants, two Kurdish officials said on Friday. ...

PUK starts a round of negotiations with the Kurdish parties
Kurdiu - 2017-03-25 21:13

Kurdish Political Parties to Resume Talks over Crisis
BAS News - 2017-03-25 21:01
SULAYMANIYAH — Major Kurdish political parties in Kurdistan Region will soon resume negotiations over the prolonged political deadlock and crisis faced by the region, said a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) official. Arez Abdullah, member of PUK’s lead ...

Kurdish NGOs Concerned by UN Reaction to Kurdistan Flag in Kirkuk
BAS News - 2017-03-25 20:27
ERBIL — Tens of Kurdish civic organizations have organized a gathering to voice concern over United Nation’s reaction to raising Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk province. Sirwan Gardi, one of the organizers, told BasNews that the gathering will take place on Su ...

Syrian Regime Delegation Meets with PYD in Rojava
BAS News - 2017-03-25 19:45
ERBIL — A delegation from the Syrian Regime met with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) officials in Rojava to discuss the governance of the Kurdish areas in the north of the country. A local source, who wished to remain anonymous for security reasons, con ...

Independence referendum will be held this year: PM Barzani
Rûdaw - 2017-03-25 17:55
“It is still important for Washington to consider the question of Kurdish independence.” ...

US-Kurdish military stress alliance, celebrate Newroz on frontline
Rûdaw - 2017-03-25 17:55
"Completely annihilating ISIS on the ground is now only a matter of time,” ...

US Calls on Iraq's Abadi to Disband Hashd Al-Shaabi: MP
BAS News - 2017-03-25 15:02
Hashd al-Shaabi will become dissolved, Arafat Karam says ERBIL — When visiting Washington, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has been asked by the US administration to disband the Shi'ite militia Hashd al-Shaabi, said a Kurdish member of the Iraqi par ...

PYD Steps Up Threats Against ENKS Members
BAS News - 2017-03-25 14:00
PKK pressures PYD to close down ENKS headquarters in Rojava ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), has threatened the political parties in the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) with expulsion and withdrawal of their licenses. Khalid Ali, a memb ...

Kurdish leaders welcome U.S. military base in Kurdistan Region: PM
KurdPress - 2017-03-25 03:19
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani stated that Iraqi Kurdish leaders welcome the establishment of a U.S. military base in the region. ...

Turkish soldier killed, four wounded in clashes with PKK
KurdPress - 2017-03-25 03:19
A Turkish soldier was killed and four others were wounded in an armed attack by the Kurdish militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey's southeastern province of Hakkari, the Turkish military said on Thursday. ...

The Kurdish National Council in Syria takes a stand on Staffan de Mistura’s Non-Paper
KNC Geneva - 2017-03-25 00:13
Within the context of the Geneva negotiations on Syria’s future, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura recently shared a non-paper, summerising principles for the negotiation processes. On behalf of the Kurdish National Council in Syria, the chairman of its ...

U.S.-led coalition helps train Raqqa police: Syrian Kurdish officials
Reuters - 2017-03-24 21:11
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State is helping to train a police force for the Syrian city of Raqqa in anticipation of its capture from the militants, two Kurdish officials said on Friday. ...

In Picture: Great Kurdistan Map Visible from Space
BAS News - 2017-03-24 20:18
ERBIL — A satellite image has recently gone viral on social media in which Kurdish users find snow coating stretched only across the Kurdish areas in Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria. “The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua ...

[IN PICTURES]: Israeli Kurds Celebrate Newroz with Kurdish Costumes
BAS News - 2017-03-24 15:40
ERBIL — The Jewish Kurds in Israel organized different activities to celebrate Nawroz on March 21st which marks the Kurdish New Year. The pictures of Kurds on Nawroz in Israel show how the Jewish Kurds, along with all other Kurds in the world, celebrated ...

To win votes for his campaign Turkish president plans to visit Kurdish areas
Rûdaw - 2017-03-24 15:06
"We will try for the highest vote, over 60 percent Yes vote, ...

Kurmanji Kurdish interpreters needed! - CTS LanguageLink - Washington, DC
Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-03-24 03:00
Are you fluent in Kurmanji Kurdish? We've grown considerably over the last two years, and the demand for quality interpretation has gone through the roof for...From Indeed - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:09:51 GMT - View all Washington jobs ...

In Pictures: Coalition Forces Continue Training Peshmerga
BAS News - 2017-03-23 22:33
ERBIL — The US-led coalition continues training Kurdish peshmerga forces as part of the global anti-Islamic State (IS) efforts. The trainings, according to the official Facebook page of the US Consulate General in Erbil, is mainly focused on counter-IED ...

The Newroz Cycle: Kurdish history repeats itself
Rûdaw - 2017-03-23 20:33
Kurds need to set aside differences and dance together around Newroz fire ...

Iran’s Rouhani to seek Kurdish vote in visit to Sanandaj
Rûdaw - 2017-03-23 17:04
He will inaugurate several projects in the province on Saturday ...

Kurdish charity provided loan twice the size of its reported income, says regulator | Third Sector
Thirdsector - 2017-03-23 15:43

One Turkish soldier killed, four wounded in clashes with Kurdish militants: army
Reuters - 2017-03-23 07:04
ANKARA (Reuters) - One Turkish soldier was killed and four were wounded in an armed attack by Kurdish militants in Turkey's southeastern province of Hakkari, the Turkish military said on Thursday. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan expects 4,500 Muslim pilgrims to journey to Mecca in 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdish Ministry for Religious Affairs in Iraqi Kurdistan will collect more than $16 million from 4,500 Kurdish pilgrims planning to journey to Islam’s holy city of Mecca in 2017, it was revealed when the minis ...

Two Turkish soldiers killed in operations against Kurdish PKK
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Two Turkish soldiers have been killed in operations against the Kurdish militants of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Lice district of the southeastern Kurdish province of Diyarbakir in Turkish Kurdistan, s ...

Turkey criticizes Iraqi Kurds for raising Kurdish flag in Kirkuk
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
ANKARA,— Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has issued a statement on Sunday evening, criticizing Kirkuk government’s decision to use Iraqi Kurdistan’s flag in official business, Anadolu Agency reported. The statement, which was released as an answer to a questio ...

HRW criticizes Turkey’s crackdown on Kurdish opposition
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
ISTANBUL,— The Turkish government has jailed 13 members of the pro-Kurdish democratic opposition in parliament on terrorism charges and taken direct control of 82 municipalities in the Kurdish southeast region, suspending and incarcerating elected mayors ...

Russia to set up military base in Syrian Kurdistan after deal with Kurds
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Russia is setting up a military base in Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria) in an agreement with the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia that controls the area and will be training YPG fighters as part of the fight against terrorism, th ...

Anger and frustration in Turkey’s Kurdish region to shape Erdogan’s referendum
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Thronged with shoppers and men sipping tea on a warm day in early spring, the main streets of Turkey’s Diyarbakir show few signs of the devastation wrought by months of fighting last year between Kurdish militan ...

Tens of thousands celebrate Kurdish Newroz in Syrian Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Tens of thousands of people celebrate the Kurdish New Year Newroz across Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) and other parts of northern Syria on Tuesday. Newroz is the traditional Kurdish new year, The year 2017 corresponds to the Kur ...

Syrian Kurds say will get training from Russian forces
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Russia’s military will train Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan, the militia’s spokesman said Monday, in Moscow’s first agreement of its kind with the group that controls large parts of the country’s north. The move by Russia ...

Russia denies plans for new military bases in Syrian Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
MOSCOW,— Russia does not plan to open new military bases in Syrian Kurdistan, the defense ministry said on Monday, after the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said it had reached a deal with Moscow for a new military base in northwestern Syria. “There are no pl ...

Iraqi Sunni militia recruits Kurds in disputed city: PUK official
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
TUZ KHURMATU, Iraq,— The Sunni backed militia group known as the Hashd al-Watani has recruited around 250 Kurdish members in the volatile Tuz Khurmatu city where tensions between Kurds and Arab Shiites and Sunni communities led to deadly confrontations l ...

Thousands of Iraqis seek shelter in Syrian Kurdistan after fleeing Mosul
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
MOSCOW,— Around 15,000 Iraqis have arrived in Syrian Kurdish territories after escaping the Mosul offensive, an official of the Federation of Northern Syria, a de facto Kurdish autonomy, told Sputnik. The Kurdish autonomy in Syrian Kurdistan is hosting r ...

Syrian Kurdish YPG aiming to expand to 100,000 fighters by end of 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia of Syrian Kurdistan aims to expand its force by about two-thirds to more than 100,000 fighters this year, it told Reuters, a plan that would strengthen autonomous Kurdish enclaves that are of de ...

Thousands celebrate the Kurdish New Year of Newroz in Turkey
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Kurdish celebrations of the New Year, Newroz, on Tuesday mixed peacefully with protests against expanding the powers of Turkey’s president. Thousands celebrated the Newroz in Istanbul and in Diyarbakir, a mainly ...

UN concerned over flying Kurdish flag in Iraq’s Kirkuk
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
BAGHDAD,— The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) expressed concern over the governor of Kirkuk’s decision to raise the Kurdish flag over official premises in the Iraqi ethnically-mixed city of Kirkuk. UNAMI released a statement on Tuesday ...

Russia negotiation with Turkey to involve Syrian Kurds in Geneva talks: Lavrov
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
MOSCOW,— Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow will work with the Turkish government to seek Kurdish involvement at the Syrian peace talks in Geneva. “We will continue to look for solutions to this issue with our Turkish partners, including ...

U.S. Marines deployed in Syria, Kurds say
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish coalition says the U.S. has landed infantry behind Islamic State lines to spearhead an assault on the town of Tabqa. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces SDF say the U.S. has airlifted several ...

Syrian Kurdish YPG says Turkey shells villages in Afrin
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Turkish shelling of Syrian villages in the Kurdish region of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) near the border wounded 10 civilians on Wednesday, the Kurdish YPG militia said. “This morning from 8 a.m. (0600 GMT) the Turkish ar ...

Russian troops go to Syrian Kurdish area shelled by Turkey: YPG
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Russian forces went to a Kurdish-controlled area of Syrian Kurdistan (northwestern Syria) that was shelled by Turkey on Wednesday, the spokesman for the Kurdish YPG militia said. “Russian forces headed to the Jandaris area where ...

Barzani Meets with Ambassadors in Erbil
BAS News - 2017-03-23 00:46
ERBIL — On the occasion of the Kurdish New Year, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received foreign envoys in Erbil to celebrate Nawroz together. Ambassadors and diplomatic representatives of 35 countries were present at the gathering. Briefing t ...

Tailors say old style Kurdish clothes in high demand
Rûdaw - 2017-03-23 00:10
The styles of Kurdistan vary by region ...

[PICTURES]: Syrian Kurds Celebrate Nawroz with Kurdistan Flag in Erbil
BAS News - 2017-03-22 22:24
PYD banned Nawroz and Kurdistan Flag in Rojava ERBIL - The Syrian Kurds in Kurdistan Region celebrated Nawroz with Kurdish costumes and the Kurdistan flag while the Democratic Union Party (PYD) prevented the event in the Syrian Kurdish region (Rojava). O ...

US forces ferry Syrian-Kurdish fighters behind IS lines - The Washington Post
Washingtonpost - 2017-03-22 21:08

Delegation of the Kurdish National Council received at the White House
KNC Geneva - 2017-03-22 20:17
On March 6th 2017, the last day of its visit to Washington D.C., the delegation of the Kurdish National Council (KNC), has been received at the White House. Joel Rayburn, senior director for Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon of the White House National Securi ...

Governor Karim defends raising the Kurdish flag in Kirkuk
Rûdaw - 2017-03-22 20:05
No country has the right to meddle in the affairs of Kirkuk ...

Turkish President Sends Nawroz Congratulations in Kurdish
BAS News - 2017-03-22 14:20
He stresses coexistence and brotherhood among nations ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan extended his congratulations to the people of Turkey on Nawroz occasion on Tuesday stressing brotherhood and coexistence in the country. Erdogan posted h ...

KES celebrates Newroz
Kurdish-European Society - 2017-03-22 07:02
Opening speech The President of the Kurdish-European Society Kahraman Evsen welcomes the... ...

Kurdish tourist industry slowly recovering after two years of decline
Rûdaw - 2017-03-22 03:15
Most hotels are already booked ahead for the summer season ...

Kirkuk’s Kurdish flag controversy to be put to vote in provincial council
Rûdaw - 2017-03-22 03:15
Turkmen and Arab blocks have strongly opposed flying the Kurdish flag ...

Celebrate World Poetry Day with These Kurdish Poems
The Kurdish Project - 2017-03-22 03:09
The following story and Kurdish poems were submitted to The Kurdish Project by Zeki Madjid in honor of World Poetry Day. Submit your own story. I was born and I spent most of my life west of my land. I never heard about injustice, the struggle or the map ...

Kurds in Iraq Ring in the New Year
The Kurdish Project - 2017-03-22 03:09
See how Kurds in Iraq are celebrating Newroz, or the Persian New Year, with this incredible photo gallery. The post Kurds in Iraq Ring in the New Year appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

PYD Asked by Damascus to Release IS Captives: Official
BAS News - 2017-03-21 20:24
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), an offshoot to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), has reportedly released a number of Islamic State (IS) captives upon the request of the Syrian Regime, an official claimed. Abdulbasit Hamo, Kurdi ...

Barzani Newroz message: Our sacrifice must bear fruit in sovereignty
Rûdaw - 2017-03-21 12:26
“The month of March has been the month of triumph, joy and also the suffering of the Kurdish people.' ...

Turkey’s Kurdish conflict has surged again. Here is why. - The Washington Post
Washingtonpost - 2017-03-21 12:08

Canadian PM congratulates Kurds on Nawroz
Waar Media - 2017-03-21 11:25
WAAR-DUHOK: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday issued an official statement wishing a happy New Year (Nawroz) to all those who celebrate. “Today, we join Persian, Central Asian, Kurdish, and Ismaili Canadians to celebrate the festival of [N ...

A taste of Newroz cuisine connects Kurds in the US with their homeland
Rûdaw - 2017-03-21 10:43
Coming to the US didn’t mean forgetting her Kurdish roots ...

Nawroz as Celebrated By Kurds
BAS News - 2017-03-21 09:56
Every year on 21st of March, Kurds around the world celebrate their New Year which starts with Spring when the nature starts reviving. For thousands of years, the beginning of the Kurdish New Year has been associated with joy, dancing, family gatherings, ...

Shervan Derwîsh: Manbij was reborn with Newroz
ANHA - 2017-03-21 09:12
Celebrations to welcome the Kurdish New Year Newroz have begun in Manbij city with the Newroz fire lit by the mothers of martyrs. ...

Russian troops arrive in Syrian Kurdish region to set up military base
KurdPress - 2017-03-21 06:26
The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said Russia was setting up a military base in northwestern Syria under a bilateral agreement and will help train its fighters. ...

Kurdish flag is raised in Kirkuk
Rûdaw - 2017-03-21 00:08
Abadi’s office said Kirkuk does not have the power to make such a move ...

Abadi Congratulates Barzani on Nawroz
BAS News - 2017-03-20 21:04
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has congratulated Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and the people of Kurdistan Region who celebrate the Kurdish New Year known as Nawroz. In an official letter, Abadi wished the Kurdish New Year bring ...

PYD Threatens to Expel Families of Peshmerga
BAS News - 2017-03-20 20:06
ERBIL — Security forces affiliated to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) have stepped up their pressure on the families of Peshmerga forces, leaving them with two options only, one of which is to leave Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan). In the past ...

UNAMI Extends Greetings on Kurdish New Year
BAS News - 2017-03-20 20:06
BAGHDAD – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, extended his greetings and best wishes to the Kurds and Iraqi people in general. “Nowruz is a time of renewal, a new beginning and for getting togeth ...

Barzani: Kurdish Nation Should gets their Sovereignty
Waar Media - 2017-03-20 18:57
WAAR-DUHOK: In a Nawroz message on the eve of the Kurdish New Year on Monday Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said that Nawroz is for the Kurds the symbol of the demise of the enemy and start of a new life. Barzani said that the month of March w ...

Maliki Seeking a Foothold in Kurdistan Through Hashd Al-Shaabi: MP
BAS News - 2017-03-20 16:48
He is attempting to recruit Kurdish youth in Hashd al-Shaabi militia ERBIL — Nouri al-Maliki, the leader of the Iraqi State of Law faction and the former Iraqi premier, is attempting to secure the support of a part of Kurds through recruiting them in Has ...

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