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‘Dil Leyla’ film tells story of Kurdish politician’s return to T

‘Dil Leyla’ film tells story of Kurdish politician’s return to T - Rûdaw

Prison sentence for Kurdish politician by German court

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-23 15:00
Following a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, the Hamburg High Court sentencing in Germany a two years and nine months jail for Kurdish politician from north of Kurdistan Zaki Eroglu issued. It should be noted that Zaki Eroglu was arrest ...

Story of Yezidi Child Survivors of the IS Hell - Part 2

BAS News - 2017-07-20 09:42
On August 3, 2014 the Islamic State (also referred to as IS, ISIS or Daesh) attacked Shingal (a town in Iraq's Kurdistan region also called Sinjar), most of the people living there are from the Kurdish religious community known as Yezidis. After IS overr ...

Killing of Qandeel Baloch

BBC - 2017-07-15 04:19
The story of Qandeel Baloch's murder by her brother began with selfies with a prominent Muslim cleric. ...

Erdogan questions Justice Minister for releasing veteran Kurdish mayor

Kurdistan24 - 2017-07-14 20:40
Veteran Kurdish politician Ahmet Turk (r) welcomes the then Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Kurdish city of Diyarbakir ahead of ceremonies for a visit by the President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani, November 16, 2013. (Photo: D ...

Story of Yezidi Child Survivors of the IS Hell - Part 1

BAS News - 2017-07-13 13:59
By: Sham Barham In August 3, 2014 the Islamic State (also referred to as IS, ISIS or Daesh) attacked Shingal (a town in Iraq's Kurdistan region also called Sinjar), most of the people living there are from the Kurdish religious community known as Yezidis ...

Leyla Zana acquitted of terror charges

KurdPress - 2017-07-11 13:41
Turkey Kurdish Leyla Zana was acquitted of three separate charges directed at her as a part of a terror investigation on July 11, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

Duaa, short film tells story of a woman in Kurdish society

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Duaa, the latest Kurdish short film is produced and filmed in the city of Koya, east of Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s capital of Erbil, and is shedding light on Kurdish societal grievances. Mohammed Sherwani, the direct ...

The Looming Question of Kurdish Independence in Iraq

The Kurdish Project - 2017-06-21 21:50
The following article was originally published in Al Jazeera English. With the upsurge of sectarian violence and political chaos in the Middle East, one of the region’s most protracted conflicts has been brought to the fore: the Kurdish question. Earlier ...