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Yazidi Union’s head: massacre aimed at ending Yazidi religion

Yazidi Union’s head: massacre aimed at ending Yazidi religion

ANHA - 2017-08-02 12:50
The co-chair of Yazidi Union in Afrin canton Abdul Rahman Shamo assured that Şengal massacre was planned by the Turkish intelligence with the Kurdish Democratic Party (PDK) acceptance aiming at removing the Yazidi religion and culture in Şengal. Moreover, ...
Yazidi Union’s head: massacre aimed at ending Yazidi religion - ANHA

Kurdistan Will Hold Referendum and Maintain Strong Ties with US: FM

BAS News - 2017-08-06 16:02
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region would maintain its strong relationship with the United States but it also insists on holding the independence referendum, said Fallah Mustafa, Kurdistan Region’s Head of Department of Foreign Relations. Mustafa told BasNews that ...

2 Turkish attacks on Kobanî, YPG repel

ANHA - 2017-08-06 14:35
KOBANÎ- The Turkish occupation army opened fire at the civilians in Kobanî on Sunday morning, and People Protection Units (YPG) responded to the attack. The Turkish occupation army’s forces opened fire at the civilians in Kobanî on Sunday morning at 10:00 ...

[IN PICTURES]: Yezidi Women Demand Freedom for Their Abductees

BAS News - 2017-08-03 12:53
ERBIL — On the 3rd anniversary of Sinjar genocide, Yezidi women and girls in all the camps across Duhok province arranged gatherings, demanding freedom for the Yezidis remaining in Islamic State’s captivity. Dilvin Khalaf, head of Kurdistan Women Union’s ...

Şengal massacre aimed at removing Yazidis

ANHA - 2017-08-03 10:06
Syrian Democratic Council (MSD) made it clear that Şengal massacre aimed at removing the Yazidis and changing the demography of the area and blur the identity of this people with their cultures and traditions. ...

How Libya’s Fezzan Became Europe’s New Border

International Crisis Group - 2017-08-01 03:03
The principal gateway into Europe for refugees and migrants runs through the power vacuum in southern Libya’s Fezzan region. Any effort by European policymakers to stabilise Fezzan must be part of a national-level strategy aimed at developing Libya’s lic ...

US plans nicotine cut to make smoking non-addictive

Waar Media - 2017-07-29 09:35
WAAR-DUHOK: Nicotine in cigarettes is set to be cut to non-addictive levels for the first time after American regulators unveiled radical plans aimed at reducing the number of smokers, in a move hailed by British health experts as having “international s ...

Lübnan-Suriye sınırında ateşkes

BAS News - 2017-07-27 14:22
BasNews - Lübnan-Suriye sınırında çatışan İran destekli Hizbullah ile Suriye rejimine muhalif Heyet Tahrir Şam (Şam Kurtuluş Kurulu) arasında ateşkes sağlandı. Anlaşmaya göre, Heyet Tahrir Şam, Suriye'nin kuzeybatısındaki İdlib'e çekilecek. Hizbullah, ya ...

Mali'de BM helikopteri düştü

BAS News - 2017-07-26 20:23
BasNews - Birleşmiş Milletler (BM) Genel Sekreter sözcülerinden Farhan Haq, günlük basın brifinginde, Mali'deki BM İstikrar Misyonu'na (MINUSMA) ait bir helikopterin ülkenin kuzey doğusundaki Gao bölgesinde düştüğünü söyledi.Bölgedeki çatışmaları izleyen ...

A Kurdish young arrest by the security forces of Orumieh

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-10 15:06
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, on Saturday 8 July 2017, a person named Shamseddin Alizadeh, 18, living in the Mirabad Orumieh neighborhood of east Kurdistan, was arrested by the security forces of the city at his workpl ...

HDP's Leader Demirtaş to Attend Court Hearing in Ankara

BAS News - 2017-07-06 21:11
ERBIL — The co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, will attend his court hearing on Friday, for the first time since his arrest in November, 2016. Demirtas, who was arrested by the Turkish authorities on charges ...

Three IS Militants Chasing Fleeing Yezidi Girl Killed

BAS News - 2017-07-06 17:00
The Yezidi girl escaped to safety ERBIL— While trying to stop a Yezidi girl from escaping, three Islamic State (IS) militants were killed by the Iraqi forces. Iraqi War Media Cell reported on Thursday that they girl was chased by the militants when she t ...