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Yazda NGO Banned Over Involvement in Political Activities: KRG

Yazda NGO Banned Over Involvement in Political Activities: KRG

BAS News - 2017-01-06 22:43
The organization diverged from its main duty which was providing humanitarian aid to Yezidis ERBIL – The reason behind banning the Yezidi so called Yazda Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) in the Kurdistan Region was its involvement in political activitie ...
Yazda NGO Banned Over Involvement in Political Activities: KRG - BAS News

PM Barzani: IS Horror Declining in Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-02-05 15:48
Barzani urges Kurdish businessmen to invest in reconstructing Kurdistan Region ERBIL — The private sector in the Kurdistan Region should shoulder the responsibility of reconstructing Kurdistan Region as the fears caused by the Islamic State (IS) are decl ...

Court of Genocide to Be Formed in Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-02-04 17:37
The court will help to internationally introduce massacres against Kurdish people ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has voiced its consent for forming a special court to investigate the genocide in the Kurdistan Region, said spokesperson for KR ...

The Consequences of Politicized Forces in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq / Hawre Hasan Hama*

KurdPress - 2017-01-27 23:06
The politicization of the Kurdish military and security forces has a diverse and severe impact on human security, and stability in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. ...

38 police officers detained over alleged coup involvement in Kars | Turkey Purge

Turkeypurge - 2017-01-12 13:28

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 10, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
Kurdistan govt’s foreign relations chief meets with Yazda NGO Erbil: Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) head of foreign relations met with the leadership of the Yazidi NGO Yazda in an effort to reach a solution following closure of the NGO by lo ...

KRG to HRW: Yazda NGO closed down for political activities, not humanitarian

Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-06 19:12
Yazda Organization aiding Yezidi (Ezidi) displaced people in Duhok, Kurdistan Region. (Photo: Yazda Organization) ...

Turkey jails two commanders for life in first ruling over coup attempt

Reuters - 2017-01-05 15:10
ANKARA (Reuters) - Two senior Turkish military officers were jailed for life on Thursday for involvement in July's failed coup attempt that killed almost 250 people, marking the first conviction related to the putsch, news agencies said. ...

Human Rights NGO Reveals "PYD Violations" in December

BAS News - 2017-01-03 15:48
A pregnant woman lost her unborn in a stoning event in Qamishlo, the NGO says ERBIL — The Democratic Union Party (PYD) forces in the past month "committed tens of violations" mainly against the members of their Kurdish opposition parties as well as their ...

KRG says shut down Yazda involved in “political activities” violating NGO regulation

Rûdaw - 2017-01-03 11:12
Yazda said that security forces had shut down their office “for unknown reason,” ...

KRG closes offices of Yezidi rights organization Yazda

Rûdaw - 2017-01-03 03:08
Yazda 'stepped outside their organizational mission,' said a KRG rep ...

Kurdistan University has scientific cooperation with universities in Europe, Kurdistan Region

KurdPress - 2017-01-02 12:37
Chancellor of University of Kurdistan stated the university has enjoyed a good improvement in the past years and added that currently, the university is undertaking a scientific project with European universities and universities in the Kurdistan Region ...

Foreign Ministry rules out other parties' involvement in Syria

KurdPress - 2017-01-02 12:37
The issue of other parties lining up with Iran, Russia and Turkey to address the crisis in Syria is so far out of question, says Iran's foreign ministry spokesman. ...

Kidnappers of Saudi judge already on list of wanted terrorists: ministry

Reuters - 2017-01-01 17:19
DUBAI (Reuters) - Three men sought in connection with the abduction of a judge last month are already on a wanted list for their suspected involvement in terrorist attacks in eastern Saudi Arabia, the interior ministry said on Sunday. ...

Intelligent office in Oshnavieh arrested four people on political activities ground

Kurdpa - 2016-12-31 15:03

Iranian Kurdish groups warn of further attacks against them in Kurdistan Region

Rûdaw - 2016-12-26 15:50
"We are concerned that the Kurdistan Region reemerge as a place for assassinations against Eastern Kurdistan's political factions," ...

Kurdistan Region ‘only entity’ to witness changes soon: Dlawer Alaadin

Waar Media - 2016-12-16 18:08
Waar, Duhok: The Founding President of the Middle East Research Institute said the Kurdistan Region was the only territory that had the chance to head for independence. Talking during ‘Independence of Kurdistan: Challenges and Opportunities’ conference in ...

Turkish artillery units shell areas in the Kurdistan Region

KurdPress - 2016-12-14 11:01
Turkish artillery units shelled suspected positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Kurdistan Region on Tuesday, December 13, following a twin bomb attack on Istanbul at the weekend. ...

U.s. Defense Secretary Arrives In Kurdistan Region

Roji Kurd - 2016-12-13 00:06
U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter arrived in the Kurdistan Region on Sunday (December 11) to meet Kurdish senior officials. According to Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook, Carter will meet Masoud Barzani during his visit in the region. The U.S. offic ...

US Army delegation admires developments in the Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-11 22:58
The Kurdistan Region President received a US army delegation in Erbil on Dec. 10, 2016. (Photo: KRP) ...

Exxon pulls out of three exploration blocks in Kurdistan Region

KurdPress - 2016-12-09 16:40
Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) has pulled out of half of the six exploration blocks it operated in the Kurdistan region, the Iraq Oil Report reported. ...