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Not even early marriage or ISIS can stop these two Yazidi girls from completing their education

Not even early marriage or ISIS can stop these two Yazidi girls from completing their education - Malala

Turkey Can Ally with Syria’s Kurds Someday / David Pollock

KurdPress - 2017-07-21 20:02
The July 5 headline in Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper, quoting Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus reads as follows: “Turkey Says It’s Not Declaring War On YPG [Yekîneyên Parastina Gel or People's Protection Units],” the main Syrian Kurdish militia just ac ...

The Defeat of ISIS Must Mean an Independent Kurdistan

The Kurdish Project - 2017-07-18 08:44
KRG Security Council member Aziz Ahmad argues that an independent Kurdistan would not destabilize the country. The post The Defeat of ISIS Must Mean an Independent Kurdistan appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Meeting a Great Peshmerga of Kurdistan And a Good Friend of Peshmerga

Lawk Ghafuri - 2017-07-17 20:49
At World Economic Forum as a Young Kurd and Shaper, I had the chance to represent Kurdistan Region and Global shapers Erbil Hub which held in Amman Capital city of Jordan. During the 3 days of the conference, I had meetings with some international and reg ...

A look at Malala’s trip to Iraqi-Kurdistan in photos

Malala - 2017-07-17 17:36
The third stop on her Girl Power Trip. Malala began her trip by visiting a camp for Mosul evacuees. There she met Nayir, a 13-year-old IDP who endured years of conflict in Mosul before fleeing with her family. (Credit: Malin Fezehai / Malala Fund)To ring ...

McGurk: War against ISIS not over yet

Waar Media - 2017-07-14 15:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Even though the Iraqi forces, backed by a US-led global coalition, have achieved their biggest success against ISIS by liberating the key city of Mosul, the war against the terrorist group is not over yet, says a top envoy. “This thing is not ...

U.S. says cannot confirm Baghdadi is dead

KurdPress - 2017-07-12 09:49
The U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State does not have concrete information about whether Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead or alive, the senior U.S. general leading the campaign said on Tuesday, July 11. ...

Liberation of Mosul “Not Thrilling to Yezidis”: Yezidi Figure

BAS News - 2017-07-11 11:14
ERBIL — The announcement of liberation of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) was not thrilling news to Yezidis, said a Yezidi tribal leader, stating that the fate of a large number of Yezidi abductees who were held in Mosul remains unknown. Shahab Khidir, ...

Barzani does not believe in independence, PUK official tells Kurdpress

KurdPress - 2017-07-11 09:49
A member of the central Council of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) blamed Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani’s visit to Brussels, Belgium, and called it an attempt to cover his illegal presidency in the region not an attempt to declare indep ...

Berhemên Qedrî Can di ”Hawar”ê, ”Ronahî”yê û ”Roja Nu” da -6

Ria Taza - 2017-07-11 01:22
Xwendevanên delal, wek me hûn agahdar kiribûn, em nivîsên nivîskarê me yê binavûdeng Qedrî Can, ku wî di rûpelên kovarên Hawar û Ronahî, rojnameya Roja Nû, herwiha yên din da çap kirine, wek rêzenivîs raberî we bikin. Îro em berhema Qedrî Can ya di hejma ...

Iraq Celebrates Victory Over ISIS in Mosul

The Kurdish Project - 2017-07-10 22:08
The following article was originally published in Slate. The Iraqi government celebrated Sunday as it declared that the country’s armed forces had defeated ISIS in the militants’ former stronghold of Mosul after a nine-month campaign. Although heavy figh ...

Suicide Attack Kills 14 Civilians in a Refugee Camp in Anbar

BAS News - 2017-07-02 23:01
ANBAR — A suicide attack in a refugee camp in the province of Anbar, killed 14 civilians on Sunday, a local official said. According to Hussein Kassar, a security adviser to Anbar’s provincial council, the killed civilians were women, children and one po ...

Iraq army: ISIS will fall in Mosul ‘in a few days’

Waar Media - 2017-06-27 15:10
WAAR-DUHOK: The battle to wrest full control of the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State (ISIS) group will be over in a few days, according to the Iraqi military. Lieutenant-General Abdul Ghani al-Assadi, commander of the Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS ...