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Dusts sent residents of Sistan and Baluchestan citizens to the hospital.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-16 00:34
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association Report, the increase in airborne particulate matter caused by storm dust in the past three days resulted in 250 people from Sistan and Baluchestan residents being taken to medical centres and hospitals. ...

British Minister hails Iran status

KurdPress - 2017-08-05 11:10
British Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt hailed Iran's status and urged Tehran and London to maintain cooperation to overcome possible obstacles. ...

The top 10 first aid kit essentials you need to pack for a holiday

Waar Media - 2017-08-04 13:34
WAAR-DUHOK: When it comes to packing for a holiday, it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement and start throwing everything into your suitcase from your favourite clothes to books you’ve been meaning to read all year. And while most of us also remember ...

Story of Yezidi Child Survivors of the IS Hell - Part 4

BAS News - 2017-08-03 15:52
After crossing the Syrian borders into Iraq and seizing control of Mosul, in north of the country, Islamic State (also referred to as IS, ISIS or Daesh) attacked Shingal (a town in Iraq's Kurdistan Region also called Sinjar), where most of the people liv ...

UNAMI to Appoint a Representative of Faliy Kurds to the Mission

BAS News - 2017-07-31 12:07
ERBIL — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, decided to appoint a representative of Faily Kurds to the UN in Iraq. On Sunday, a delegation from the Supreme Coordinating Board of the Faily Kurds met with ...

One man was injured in mine explosion in Piranshahr

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-30 20:26
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, on Friday morning 27 July 2017,in the border region eastern and southern parts of Kurdistan in around Tamrchin Piranshahr one person due to the mine explosion lost his leg. It is reported ...

Open Letter to the UN Secretary-General on Peacekeeping in DRC

International Crisis Group - 2017-07-27 21:34
While the presence of the UN peace operation MONUSCO in the DRC is crucial, it needs to adapt to the deepening crisis as violence escalates in parts of the country, and recognise President Kabila’s role in the country’s instability. The UN should use its ...

Story of Yezidi Child Survivors of the IS Hell - Part 3

BAS News - 2017-07-27 09:04
After crossing the Syrian borders into Iraq and seizing control of Mosul in north of the country, Islamic State, (also referred to as IS, ISIS, ISIL and Daesh), overrun Shingal — a town in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region also called Sinjar — where most of the po ...

Continuation of arrests in northern Kurdistan by the Turkish government

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-26 02:47
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, today, 25 July, 2017, the Turkish police forces attacked the home of “Mousa Farisoghluolari in city of Amid in Northern Kurdistan he was arrested. The report quoted him as the joint head o ...

Pressuring Qatar: What Happens in the Gulf Doesn’t Stay in the Gulf

International Crisis Group - 2017-07-20 21:11
The rift between Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates shows no sign of abating, at a time when the Middle East is increasingly polarised. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2017 – Second Update early warning report for European policy makers ...

The continuity and spread of fires in the forests of Kusalan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-18 18:48
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, pastures and forests of the city of Marivan from the yesterday, a vast area of the nature of these areas has been burned. According to the report of the local people of the region despite ...

A journalist from Saqez was summoned to the Revolutionary Court

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-10 22:06
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, the journalist and newspaper owner “Dahatoo” prohibited, Nader Majidian from the city of Saqez from East Kurdistan was summoned to the Revolutionary Courts with political charges. Accordin ...

Fire Fighting of forests and pasture land of Kermanshah in eastern Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-06 00:25
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, the director of water resources management in Kermanshah province said: “Since the beginning of the heating season, around 220 hectares of forest and grassland in the city of Kermanshah have burned on a ...