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Wounded Civilians Trapped in Mosul Must Be Evacuated: ICRC

BAS News - 2017-06-21 02:49
MOSUL — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is alarmed by the situation of tens of thousands of civilians trapped in Mosul as military operations intensify in the densely populated old town. Civilians in particular must be allowed to leav ...

Decades on, Thousands of Iranian Kurds Still Refugees in Kurdistan Region

The Kurdish Project - 2017-06-21 02:13
Like thousands of other Iranian Kurds in the KRG, Ilya is considered a refugee in her own hometown. Read her story in honor of World Refugee Day. The post Decades on, Thousands of Iranian Kurds Still Refugees in Kurdistan Region appeared first on The Kur ...

Iraqi Forces Evacuate Thousands of Civilians From Mosul's Old City

BAS News - 2017-06-19 19:25
MOSUL — About 2,300 civilians were evacuated by the Iraqi troops from the battlefields in western Mosul, an official from the Joint Operations Command said. According to Brigadier General Yehia Rasool, spokesperson of the Joint Operations Command, who sp ...

"Iraqi Govt Sent Thousands of Tons of Medicine to IS"

BAS News - 2017-06-18 19:13
ERBIL— In a video footage a member of Iraqi security forces accuses the government of sending thousands of tons of medicine to the Islamic State (IS) organization. The source says the loads which were recently confiscated from a hospital in Sinjar Gate w ...

MP Accuses PMF of Detaining 8,000 Sunnis in Secret Prisons

BAS News - 2017-06-17 19:51
ERBIL— A Sunni MP to the Iraqi House of Representatives on Saturday accused the Shi'ite militias of Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) of detaining thousands of kidnapped Sunnis in secret prisons. Speaking at a televised interview, Badr al-Fahl from the S ...

Pep Guardiola joins independence rally in Barcelona

Waar Media - 2017-06-12 13:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Guardiola addressed thousands of independence supporters at the rally Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has joined thousands of protesters in Barcelona to call for independence for the Spanish region of Catalonia. He made a strong plea fo ...

Over 3,500 Shabak Youth Join Peshmerga Ranks

BAS News - 2017-06-11 16:09
ERBIL— Upon a call by Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, thousands from the Kurdish Shabak minority have joined Peshmerga forces. The page of Shabak Kurds on Twitter posted on Sunday that 3,505 young men from the minority group have registered wi ...

Abu Leila..a year after martyrdom, thousands graduate his academy

ANHA - 2017-06-05 15:36
Spending years fighting in different spots on the Syrian lands against dictatorship and oppression, he finally martyred on the outskirts of his dream city which he bravely fought to liberate. Thus becoming a symbol to his city’s people who held arms, touc ...

No Syrian 'Marshall Plan' but rather protracted war: Red Cross

Reuters - 2017-06-02 16:59
GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria is unlikely to see a major "Marshall Plan" for reconstruction as peace remains elusive despite hundreds of thousands more civilians possibly returning to their homes, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Friday. ...

Anti-Maduro protests rage as OAS meets on Venezuela crisis

Reuters - 2017-05-31 21:51
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan security forces used water cannons and teargas to disperse tens of thousands of opposition protesters heading toward the foreign ministry on Wednesday as the Organization of American States held another meeting on the crisis ...

EU set to launch thousands of free WiFi hotspots

Waar Media - 2017-05-30 16:43
WAAR-DUHOK: The free internet scheme would apply to all member states, officials said on Monday, after the EU parliament, the EU Council, and the EU Commission reached an informal agreement on the plan. The plan would focus on places where connectivity i ...

In spite of their sufferings, they keep smiling

ANHA - 2017-05-30 12:43
The children's heaven is their home, but after the Syrian crisis that started in 2011, thousands of people displaced their homes and thousands were killed. ...

Civilians in Dire Situation under IS Control in West Mosul: UN

BAS News - 2017-05-29 23:32
LEEDS — Hundreds of thousands of civilians in the areas still held by the so-called Islamic State (IS) are struggling to find food, water and medical supplies, according to the United Nations (UN). UN Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande told Reuters lat ...

Civilians lack food, water, medicine as Mosul battle mounts: U.N.

Reuters - 2017-05-29 11:15
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of civilians in parts of Mosul held by Islamic State are struggling to get food, water and medicine, the United Nations said, days into a new push by U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops to take the northern city. ...

Thousands in Britain honor two mothers killed in Manchester attack

Reuters - 2017-05-26 21:02
ROYTON, England (Reuters) - Several thousand people turned out on Friday to mourn two mothers from the same town who were killed by a suicide bomber while waiting to collect their teenage daughters from a Ariana Grande concert in the northern English city ...

Thousands protest against Temer, reforms in Brasilia

Reuters - 2017-05-24 19:25
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters gathered in the Brazilian capital on Wednesday to demand early elections to replace the scandal-hit government of President Michel Temer and demand that congress not pass his unpopular austerity policies. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan leader Nawshirwan Mustafa laid to rest in Sulaimani

E-Kurd - 2017-05-23 08:58
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdish leader Nawshirwan Mustafa, the head of the Change Movement (Gorran), was laid to rest in Sulaimani city of Saturday. Mustafa, 73, passed away on Friday after a long illness. Thousands of mourners are in th ...

Thousands of US Troops May Be Deployed to Iraq in Post-IS Era

BAS News - 2017-05-20 01:25
ISTANBUL — About 20,000 US troops may be deployed to Iraq after the defeat of Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul, said former Pentagon top policy official. Post-Mosul US military presence will have the aim of stabilizing the country, said Eric Edelman ...

Violence Erupts as Erdogan’s Goons Attack Protesters in Washington

The Kurdish Project - 2017-05-18 21:41
The following article was originally published in Foreign Policy. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has had a pretty good year — consolidating his executive powers, purging Turkey of pesky encumbrances like a free press and hundreds of thousands of ...

Dancing Kurdish Girl Pursues Dreams with Supportive Family

The Kurdish Project - 2017-05-18 21:41
The following article was originally published in Rudaw. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — A Kurdish teenager from Erbil has been drawing public attention through her dancing in public. She has attracted the attention of thousands of people on social networking ...

Hundreds of Thousands of Lives Are at Stake in Mosul: UN Official

BAS News - 2017-05-18 11:39
200,000 more people are expected to flee west Mosul, says Lise Grande ERBIL — Approximately 700,000 people have been displaced from their homes in Mosul, including 500,000 individuals who have fled from the western half of the city since the beginning of ...

Opening a grocery shop in a tent, he goes on

ANHA - 2017-05-15 11:46
In order to provide his family’s requirements, he opened a little grocery shop in his tent, amid ignorance on the part of humanitarian and relief organizations as thousands of refugees in Rojava cantons’ camps are in dire need of help and aids but none is ...

Pope Francis Prays for Kurdish Yezidis Affected by IS Brutality

BAS News - 2017-05-15 01:11
ERBIL — Pope Francis on Sunday reiterated his call on the international community to help those affected by war in Iraq and Syria, among them Kurdish Yezidis from whom Islamic State (IS) has killed and abducted thousands. "So many innocent people are bei ...

Thousands Escape IS-held Raqqa as Fighting Intensifies

BAS News - 2017-05-15 00:36
ISTANBUL — Approximately 13,000 civilians have fled the conflict zones in the vicinity of Raqqa in the past two days, said Raqqa Civilian Assembly Committee Chairperson Ebduselam Hemsorik. "Over the past two days, we have received 13,000 internally displ ...

The silent grief of the Yezidi women

Brenda Stoter - 2017-05-13 02:04
Written for MO* in November, 2015 (also translated in Dutch and French). Over the past year thousands of Jezidi women were made a slave and raped by Islamic State (IS) fighters. Some of them got away. They returned to Northern Iraq: ill, … Continue readin ...

Thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan finally back in school

Brenda Stoter - 2017-05-13 02:04
Published by Al-Monitor on September 12, 2016 IRBID, Jordan — After years of trying to get Mohammed into a public school, his mother Alaa had almost given up. Since the family fled from Syria to Jordan in 2012, Mohammed has … Continue reading → ...

Argentines protest Supreme Court ruling on Dirty War sentences

Reuters - 2017-05-11 01:50
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Argentines protested on Wednesday against a Supreme Court ruling that could decrease jail time for those convicted of human rights abuses during the country's 1976 - 1983 military dictatorship that killed as m ...

Kuwait Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Liberated Areas of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-11 00:35
LEEDS — Kuwait Red Crescent Society distributed 2,500 food baskets to the recently liberated areas in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. The support coming from neighboring Kuwait is supposed to help the suffering of thousands of people living in the libe ...

Stabilization in Newly Liberated Areas of Nineveh Plains Taking-off: UN

BAS News - 2017-05-10 02:37
BAGHDAD — The Government of Iraq and UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) re-opened the As-Salamiyah Water Treatment Plant at a ceremony on Monday in Nimrud, providing drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people in the Nineveh Plains. I ...

UNHCR Sets up New Camp for IDPs from Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-10 02:22
BAGHDAD — UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has opened a new camp, Hasansham U2, to house thousands of newly-displaced Iraqis who continue to flee the military conflicts in western Mosul. The camp is the latest to be built by UNHCR and its partners in respon ...

Turkey, U.S. at Odds Over Force to Fight ISIS

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-05-09 17:26
Turkey is assembling a contingent of thousands of Syrian Arab fighters who it insists should lead the offensive to retake Islamic State’s stronghold of Raqqa instead of the Syrian Kurdish militia the U.S. favors, according to commanders of the force. ...

Pictures: Thousands of Kobani Refugees Yet to Return Home

BAS News - 2017-05-07 20:11
They prefer staying in Turkey due to PYD policies in the Syrian Kurdistan ERBIL — Thousands of Syrian Kurds which were displaced from Kobani back in 2014, are yet to return home due to their concerns over the restricting policies implemented by Kurdistan ...

Wary mood in Kabul as notorious former warlord set to return

Reuters - 2017-05-04 02:52
KABUL (Reuters) - Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is due to meet the Afghan president this week ahead of a return to politics, a remarkable turnaround for a leader widely reviled for his part in a civil war that killed thousands in the capital Kabul and razed much of ...

Iraqi forces using siege and stealth to evict Islamic State from Mosul

Reuters - 2017-04-25 09:07
MOSUL, Iraq, (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are using siege and stealth tactics to drive Islamic State militants out of Mosul's Old City, an Iraqi general said, as his forces sought to minimize casualties among hundreds of thousands of people trapped in the cra ...

Thousands of Hungarians rally to mock PM Orban

Reuters - 2017-04-22 18:23
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Thousands of Hungarians joined a rally mocking Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Saturday, in the latest protest against what they call his attacks on democracy and human rights. ...

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 ...

SDF heroes rescue thousands of civilians

ANHA - 2017-04-18 15:38
AL-RAQQA- Syrian Democratic Forces rescued thousands of civilians who were fleeing IS-held regions, and moved them to safe areas. SDF launched the 4th stage of the Wrath of Euphrates which aims at liberating al-Raqqa on April 13, meanwhile, fighters saved ...

Thousands in al-Hasakah support the hunger strikers

ANHA - 2017-04-16 18:23
Thousands of al-Hasakah city people expressed their solidarity with the resistance of the political detainees in the Turkish state prisons, and they condemned the isolation imposed on the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocalan by a demonstration. ...

Pope Francis leads Easter celebrations at St Peter’s Square

Waar Media - 2017-04-16 16:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Pope Francis is leading Easter celebrations in front of thousands of pilgrims who have gathered in St Peter’s Square in the Vatican. At an earlier vigil, he spoke of migrants’ pain, and criticised “paralysing and barren bureaucracies that sta ...

Syrians stuck around Aleppo as evacuation deal stalls: monitor, activists

Reuters - 2017-04-15 10:19
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Thousands of Syrians were stuck in and around Aleppo on Saturday as a deal to evacuate two Shi'ite villages in return for Sunni rebels and their families being allowed to leave two besieged towns near Damascus stalled, a monitor and act ...

UK Pays Tribute to Victims of Anfal

BAS News - 2017-04-14 19:06
ERBIL — The United Kingdom’s Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, Tobias Ellwood, on Friday paid tribute to the victims of the Anfal campaign, during which Saddam Hussein’s regime massacred hundreds of thousands of Kurds. “On the 29th anniversa ...

Thousands Await Kurdistan Presidency's Order for Joining Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-04-13 13:38
Kurdish MP says the people are from different components of disputed areas ERBIL— In order to protect their own areas against further offensives and damage, members of different components in the disputed areas between Erbil and Baghdad are ready to join ...

Indian police arrest alleged kingpin of U.S. tax scam

Reuters - 2017-04-08 09:24
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian police said on Saturday they had arrested the alleged mastermind behind a call center scam that targeted thousands of Americans in the United States, netting more than $300 million. ...

Police clash with protesters in Johannesburg

Reuters - 2017-04-07 12:47
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at some protesters in downtown Johannesburg, injuring a man and a woman, as thousands of people marched in South African cities to protest against President Jacob Zuma on Friday. ...

South African opposition, rights groups march against Zuma

Reuters - 2017-04-07 10:56
PRETORIA/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Thousands marched in major South African cities to protest against President Jacob Zuma on Friday, demanding he quit after a cabinet reshuffle triggered the latest crisis of his presidency. ...

America is misusing the PYD, new violence in Sinjar possible: ENKS leader

KurdPress - 2017-03-30 18:48
The head of Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS), Ibrahim Biro, told Kurdpress in an exclusive interview that the U.S. has told the council that it misuses the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union party (PYD) and the PYD has deliberately let thousands of Kur ...

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 ...

BCF and UNICEF Deliver Aid to Around 2,000 Children in North Mosul

BAS News - 2017-03-26 15:45
BCF and UNICEF have signed a protocol to help 30,000 children ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) and UNICEF delivered clothing assistance to thousands of displaced children in the liberated areas in Sheikhan district, 60 km north of Mosul. On Sunda ...

Russian police detain opposition leader, dozens of protesters

Reuters - 2017-03-26 15:18
MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG (Reuters) - Police detained dozens of protesters across Russia on Sunday, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister D ...

Thousands of protesters call for Guinea Bissau leader to quit

Reuters - 2017-03-25 18:21
BISSAU (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters in Guinea Bissau's capital on Saturday demanded President Jose Mario Vaz step down to resolve a political crisis that has paralyzed the coup-prone West African country. ...
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