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Cizîre people salute Afrin and al-Shahba’s resistance

ANHA - 2017-08-06 14:35
Thousands of Ad Darbasiyah, al-Hasakah, Tel Tamir, Zarkan, and Serê Kaniyê have taken to streets in a massive demonstration to condemn the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries’ attacks on Afrin canton and al-Shahba. ...

Iraqi Kurds must protect themselves as a state: Nechirvan Barzani

KurdPress - 2017-08-04 20:19
In a speech marking the third anniversary of the IS invasion of Shingal and the murder and abduction of thousands of Yezidis, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said that the Kurds have lost all hope in living with ...

UN Commends KRG for Defending Yezidis

BAS News - 2017-08-03 20:23
ERBIL — The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq has valued the efforts by Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to shelter and protect thousands of Kurdish Yezidis and other religious or ethnic minorities from the Islamic State (IS). The following i ...

Kurdistan Marks 3rd Anniversary of ISIS Genocide Against Yezidis

Waar Media - 2017-08-03 12:25
WAAR-DUHOK: Today marks the third anniversary of the genocide against Kurdish Yezidis by the Islamic State (ISIS), as the result of which thousands of civilians from the religious minority were killed, injured, abducted or forced to leave their homes in ...

Kurds Mark 3rd Anniversary of IS Genocide Against Yezidis

BAS News - 2017-08-03 11:38
ERBIL — Today marks the third anniversary of the genocide against Kurdish Yezidis by the Islamic State (IS), as the result of which thousands of civilians from the religious minority were killed, injured, abducted or forced to leave their homes in and ar ...

Kurds Commemorate 34th Anniversary of Anfal Campaign Against Barzanis

BAS News - 2017-07-31 17:51
ERBIL — On 31st July Kurds commemorated the 34th anniversary of the Barzanis’ disappearance in the 1983’s genocidal campaign at the hand of the then Iraqi government. Thousands of Kurdish people consisting entirely of men and boys from the Barzani tribe ...

Trump bars transgender people from US military

Waar Media - 2017-07-27 14:26
WAAR-DUHOK: President Trump’s ban on transgender people from serving in the military, announced via a series of tweets, features sketchy math and may not have been coordinated with the Pentagon. But it could affect thousands. In what has become a tradema ...

Afrin people respond again to Turkish attacks

ANHA - 2017-07-25 20:00
Dozens of thousands people of Afrin canton raised their voices again condemning the Turkish occupation and bombardment on Afrin canton and al-Shahba areas in a massive demonstration which is the second one that has been launched during one month. ...

Sold by ISIS in Raqa, Yazidi female fighters back for revenge

Waar Media - 2017-07-21 14:39
WAAR-DUHOK: She was trafficked into Raqa as a sex slave by the Islamic State group but managed to escape. Now Yazidi fighter Heza is back to avenge the horrors she and thousands of others suffered. Her hair tucked under a tightly wrapped forest green sha ...

Thousands of hectares of Kousalan forests burned in the fire.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-20 22:41
According to the report of the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, from the night of 16 July 2017 to today, Wednesday 19 July 2017, after a 4-day fire in the forests of Kousalan in the city of Marivan, from East Kurdistan, more than 1,000 hectares of rang ...

Turkey waiting … and waiting … to intervene in Afrin / Fehim Tastekin

KurdPress - 2017-07-15 11:52
Turkey has mobilized thousands of troops to combat the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin, Syria, and made sure those moves were well-publicized. There were even media reports that July 5 would be the launch date. The areas around Afrin and ...

Hande Firat: ‘I was offered $250,000 for Erdogan coup phone’

Waar Media - 2017-07-14 12:54
WAAR-DUHOK: The Turkish journalist at the centre of the intervention that changed the course of a coup attempt last year has told Euronews that she was offered hundreds of thousands of dollars for the phone on which she broadcast a live message from pres ...

Yezidis Ask Iraqi Forces to Assist Them in Finding Their Abductees

BAS News - 2017-07-13 16:05
ERBIL — The son of the Yezidi community’s leader emphasized on their utmost efforts to uncover the fate of thousands of Yezidis who are still held in captivity of the Islamic State (IS), calling on the government forces and security institutions to assis ...

Kobanî demonstrates supporting Afrin and al-Shahba

ANHA - 2017-07-13 14:16
Thousands of the eastern, western and southern villagers, military forces and Kobanî people gathered in Free Women Square to participate in a demonstration in order to condemn the Turkish state's attacks on Afrin canton and al-Shahba areas, and to support ...

UNHCR Renews Concerns Over Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-10 18:35
MOSUL — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released a statement on Monday, expressing its concerns over the hundreds of thousands of people, who have been displaced, killed or injured during the military operations in western Mosul ...

In solidarity with Afrin, Dêrik revolts

ANHA - 2017-07-10 11:52
Thousands of Dêrik region have taken to streets to condemn the Turkish occupation attacks on Afrin canton and al-Shahba areas, demonstrators also decried the isolation imposed on the Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. ...

Canada orders seizure of tanker carrying Iraqi Kurdistan oil

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
HALIFAX,— A court in Canada has issued a warrant for the seizure of hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil reportedly originating from the Kurdistan Region in a tanker recently seen off North America’s eastern seaboard. A court in Halifax, Canada, has r ...

Thousands of Syrian Kurds protest in Afrin against expected Turkey attack

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Tens of thousands of people protested on Wednesday in the Kurdish canton of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan, northern Syria, against Turkey, as speculation mounts it is planning to attack the Kurdish border region. The demonstrators t ...

U.S. Store fined $3 million for smuggling Iraq religious artifacts

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
OKLAHOMA CITY,— Hobby Lobby Stores has agreed to pay a $3 million federal fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi religious artifacts smuggled from the Middle East that the government alleges were intentionally mislabeled for import, federal prosecut ...

The Kurds Under Erdogan’s Tyrannical Governance

The Kurdish Project - 2017-07-06 17:10
The following article was originally published in HuffPost. Tens of thousands have been killed over 40 years of bloodletting between Turkish forces and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), and tragically there seems to be no end in sight. In May 2016, Pre ...

Security measures taken by HPC to protect Afrin

ANHA - 2017-07-04 10:20
The commander in Society Protection Forces ( HPC) Dijwar Firat Mirdi assured that thousands of their forces are ready to head for frontlines to support People Protection Units and Women Protection Units( YPG, YPJ) warning Turkish occupation government fro ...

Alevis in Turkey commemorate Sivas massacre

Kurdistan24 - 2017-07-03 21:38
Thousands of people gathered and walked, holding pictures of the victims who were killed by a fire Islamists set to a hotel 24 years ago, Sivas, Turkey, July 2, 2017. (Photo: HDP) ...

IS Moved Yezidi Abductees from Mosul to Syria: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-02 01:49
DUHOK — The Islamic State (IS) is believed to have moved the Kurdish Yezidi abductees from Mosul to its-held areas in neighbouring Syria as the Iraqi city is almost fully liberated and yet thousands of Yezidis remain with obscure fate, a Kurdish official ...

Collecting aid for Yezedi Families

Green Kids - 2017-06-30 02:26
Once I heard about the terrible news about this radical group that invaded a Kurdish town by surprise, abducting thousands... ...

The Kurdish Exodus: 25th Anniversary

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
A photo of Kurdish exodus in 1991 when thousands of people left their homes and climbed the mountains near Iranian and Turkish borders. ...

Thousands protesting in Ankara over lawmaker’s arrest

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Enis Berberoglu, a lawmaker from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), arrives at the Justice Palace, the Caglayan courthouse, to attend a trial in Istanbul, Turkey March 1, 2017. (Photo: Reuters) ...

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 → ...
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