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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 ...

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. ...

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. ...

Thousands flee Mosul over fear of airstrikes

BBC - 2017-03-25 11:50
Eyewitnesses say that many Iraqi civilians have been caught up and killed in the US led airstrikes against so-called Islamic State in the battle for Mosul. ...

Thousands line streets as Northern Ireland buries Martin McGuinness

Reuters - 2017-03-23 15:18
LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - Thousands lined the streets of Martin McGuinness' home town of Londonderry on Thursday to join international dignitaries for the funeral of the Irish Republican Army commander who became a cornerstone of Northern ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

MSF Receives Thousands of Patients from West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-03-22 22:24
MSF warns about the lack of medical resources for Mosul victims ERBIL — As fighting in Mosul is still ongoing, thousands of wounded have been rushed from the conflict area by ambulance, and the medical resources are not sufficient to cope with such a lar ...

Thousands of Rojava people flow to celebrate Newroz

ANHA - 2017-03-21 14:35
NEWS DESK- Thousands of Rojava people are flowing to celebrate Newroz Eid, this Newroz celebrations are being held in 15 cities with the slogan” With the Soul of North Syria Federation, We Salute North Kurdistan Resistance”. Girkê Legê Thousands of Girkê ...

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, ...

The peoples of Rojava celebrates Newroz everywhere

ANHA - 2017-03-21 09:12
NEWS DESK – The people of Rojava celebrated the feast of resistance by burning Newroz fire everywhere. In the cities of Rojava, in towns and in villages, thousands of citizens celebrated Newroz by lighting fire on the streets, in the fields, and even on t ...

Tens of thousands of Kurds protest in Frankfurt against Turkey’s Erdogan

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
Turkey slams Germany for permitting Kurds rally in Frankfurt with PKK insignia FRANKFURT,— Some 30,000 pro-Kurdish demonstrators rallied in the German city of Frankfurt on Saturday calling for “democracy in Turkey” and urging a “no” vote in an upcoming r ...

Thousands of Iraqi civilians flee Mosul as battle edges into Old City

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
MOSUL,— Thousands of Iraqis surged out of western Mosul on Saturday during a lull in heavy fighting in districts around the densely populated Old City where Iraqi forces are facing fierce resistance from Islamic State militants. Five months into the batt ...

Thousands flee Iraq's Mosul as battle edges into Old City

Reuters - 2017-03-18 17:41
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Thousands of Iraqis surged out of western Mosul on Saturday during a lull in heavy fighting in districts around the densely populated Old City where Iraqi forces are facing fierce resistance from Islamic State militants. ...

KDP’s mercenaries attack Şengal demonstration

ANHA - 2017-03-14 12:43
ŞENGAL– The mercenaries of Kurdistan Democratic Party are shooting fire at thousands of Rojava and Şengal people who headed in a demonstration from Khana Sor towards the mercenaries’ positions. On Tuesday, thousands of Rojava and Şengal people headed from ...

One martyr in Khanasor, 10 wounded in gang attacks

ANHA - 2017-03-14 12:43
SHINGAL – Early Tuesday morning, thousands of people from Rojava, Shingal villages and Syriac locals started to march to the positions of KDP-affiliated groups near Shingal’s Khanasor town. The KDP groups stopped the people and blocked their way with armo ...

Syria has become a 'torture-chamber': U.N. rights boss

Reuters - 2017-03-14 09:50
GENEVA (Reuters) - The top U.N. human rights official called on Tuesday for the release of tens of thousands of detainees held in Syria's prisons and said that bringing perpetrators of crimes including torture to court was vital for reaching a lasting pea ...

Turkey’s Kurds demonstrate for their rights on Women’s Day

E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Thousands of Kurdish women on Wednesday demonstrated in the southeastern main Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in Turkish Kurdistan to demand their rights and protest against injustices against women on International ...

Thousands of al-Raqqa people liberated

ANHA - 2017-03-11 12:41
Al-RAQQA- Within the 3rd stage of the campaign, Wrath of Euphrates operation room fighters liberated thousands of people of the southwest villages. The 3rd stage of Wrath of Euphrates operation room campaign for liberating al-Raqqa and Der al-Zour country ...

Yezidis Concerned about Fate of Abductees Still Held by IS: MP

BAS News - 2017-03-10 15:30
Significant advances have been made in Mosul, but only few Yezidis were freed, Vian Dakhil says ERBIL — Kurdish Yezidis are deeply concerned about the fate of thousands of abductees at the hand of the Islamic State (IS) militants as the Mosul operation h ...

Over 5,000 Civilians Evacuated from Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-03-09 04:38
LEEDS — Thousands of Iraqi civilians continue fleeing the western parts of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, as the military offensive against the Islamic State (IS) advances further into the areas. Jabbar Hassan, military officer at the Iraqi forces sai ...

8th March celebrations begun in Cizîre

ANHA - 2017-03-08 15:57
With the participation of thousands of women, 8th March celebrations on International Women’s Day have been started in the Kibiz village in ad-Darbasiyah city in Cizîre canton. ...

Manbij: shiny smiles despite the war

ANHA - 2017-03-07 14:23
MANBIJ- Thousands of children fleeing with their families due to the battles running in their regions are suffering as they lack accommodation and food amid international organizations silence. Photos show thousands of children playing and smiling in spit ...

Zambia police say eight killed in stampede over food aid

Reuters - 2017-03-06 11:56
LUSAKA (Reuters) - At least eight people were killed and 28 others injured in a stampede in Zambia's capital Lusaka on Monday as thousands of poor people struggled to claim food handouts, police said. ...

Iraqi forces seize Mosul bridge as thousands of civilians flee

E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
MOSUL,— Iraqi forces seized a damaged Mosul bridge on Monday which could link up their units on either side of the Tigris river, as thousands of civilians fled the fighting for Islamic State’s remaining stronghold in the west of the city. U.S.-backed arm ...

Yazidi Kurds open new cultural center in U.S.

E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
LINCOLN, Neb.,— The Kurdish Yazidi community held a “Welcome Home” grand opening on Friday for their brand new cultural center in Lincoln. “It’s very important for them to show that we resisted for thousands of years and trying to preserve our culture an ...

Thousands defy rally ban to celebrate Pakistani blasphemy murderer

Reuters - 2017-03-01 14:41
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Thousands of religious hardliners in Pakistan defied a ban on demonstrations to rally on Wednesday in support of a man executed for murdering a popular governor over his call to reform the country's blasphemy laws. ...
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