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Kurdish Dance Group Wins Honorary Diploma in Armenia

Kurdish Dance Group Wins Honorary Diploma in Armenia

BAS News - 2017-04-21 14:11
ERBIL— Chiya Dance Group, from the Iranian Kurdistan, won the honorary diploma from the International Dance and Music Festival in Armenia. Kurdpa news agency reported on Thursday that the group from Saqqz, of Kurdistan province, won the award through per ...
Kurdish Dance Group Wins Honorary Diploma in Armenia - BAS News

Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis: South Korea envoy

Reuters - 2017-05-18 01:08
SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told South Korea's presidential envoy that Washington was willing to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis through engagement under the right conditions, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported on Thursday ...

KRG Appeals to UN and Russia to Oversee Independence Referendum: Official

BAS News - 2017-05-12 16:08
ERBIL— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is in contact with the UN and the Russia so that they send representatives to watch over the referendum on independence of the Kurdistan Region from Iraq, Russian Sputink news agency reported on Friday. The sour ...

Tensions escalate between Kurdish YPG forces and Turkish troops in Rojava

Waar Media - 2017-04-28 13:35
WAAR-DUHOK: Clashes continued for the third consecutive day between Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Turkey’s military in several areas in northern Syria, military sources reported on Friday. The Turkish Army bombed several vil ...

[IN PICTURES]: Yezidis Open a New Shrine in Bashiq

BAS News - 2017-04-27 12:21
ERBIL — The ethno-religious Kurdish Yezidi community opened a shrine in Bashiq town of Sinjar district, the Yezidi majority region. Bahzad Sleman, head of Yezidi religous preachers (Qawal), told BasNews the shrine of Sheikh Mand, the king of Shamsani cla ...

A KDP-S Leader's House Comes Under Attack in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-04-26 12:18
ERBIL — A group of armed men in Rojava (the Kurdish region in Syria) raided the house of a leader of Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S) in Afrin city on Tuesday evening. Abdulrahman Apo, a leader of KDP-S, said in a statement that four ablazing ...

IS Governor of Euphrates Arrested

BAS News - 2017-04-22 19:28
He was apprehended during a US operation ERBIL— US forces conducted an airborne operation in Albukamal town of Syria in which the Islamic State (IS) governor of Euphrates was arrested, Turkish Anadolu news agency reported on Sunday. According to the repo ...

Iraqi Gov.’s Red Tape Hinders US Trainers Mission: DoD

BAS News - 2017-04-21 23:42
SOFIA — Pentagon watchdog agency said on Friday that there are warehouses full of weapons and equipment to train Iraqi counter-terror troops fighting the Islamic State group, but Iraqi red tape is keeping it locked up. According to a report released on F ...

Kurdish Filmmaker Released from Prison In Tehran

BAS News - 2017-04-21 00:35
SOFIA — Kurdish filmmaker was released from prison in the Iranian capital city of Tehran on Wednesday after spending six months behind bars for directing a film that Iran said "insulted the sanctities." Keywan Karimi, an independent Kurdish filmmaker fro ...

Russian marine major killed in combat in Syria: agencies

Reuters - 2017-04-20 20:45
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian marine major has been killed in combat in Syria, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday, confirming an earlier report that one of Moscow's highest-ranking officers there had lost his life. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Iran’s ex-president Ahmadinejad may take part in presidential election

Waar Media - 2017-04-12 14:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has submitted his name for registration as a candidate in the presidential election set for May 19, ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday. Ahmadinejad who served as the Islamic Republic’s presiden ...

Iranian forces kill four Kurdish cross-border porters

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
URMIYE, Iranian Kurdistan,— Four Kurdish porters (Kolbars) were killed in a snow-drift in Iran’s province of Urmia, according to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network reported on Thursday that five porters were hit by an ...