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PYD General Polls in Rojava with No Rivals "Illegitimate": Official

PYD General Polls in Rojava with No Rivals "Illegitimate": Official

BAS News - 2017-08-08 16:48
The party intends to fill the ballots with vote of settled Arabs, he says ERBIL— The Kurdish Federal System of Northern Syria (Rojava) has announced plans for running general and municipality polls in Rojava but only the Democratic Union Party (PYD) runs ...
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Rojava administration opens military academy in northern Syria

Aranews - 2017-08-25 08:59
ARA News The Rojava Self-Administration’s Defense Authority in the Hasakah province opened the first military college for the federation in northern Syria within the framework of a project to establish a regular army for Rojava-Northern Syria. The academ ...

PKK Arrests a KDP-S Official in Qamishlo, Rojava

BAS News - 2017-08-23 14:53
ERBIL — The Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian wing of the PKK, arrested a member of the local council of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S), in the town of Karki Laki in Qamishlo in Rojava (the Syrian Kurdistan). "A patrol of PYD gunm ...

Kurdistan referendum delegation to meet with Abadi and Maliki in Baghdad

Waar Media - 2017-08-14 14:31
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan delegation tasked with holding the first official discussion with Baghdad regarding the independence referendum is scheduled to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and Vice President Nouri al-Maliki, a member of the ...

PKK Arrests Member of KDP-S Local Council in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-08-14 10:48
ERBIL — The security forces of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), arrested on Saturday a local official of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S) in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan). A local officia ...

Iraqi parliament postpones provincial elections until April 2018

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s parliament on Monday voted in favor of holding the provincial elections in conjunction with parliamentary polls slated for April of next year. “A majority of MPs voted on Monday to conduct local elections — initially slated for September ...

PYD meets with teachers in Kobani

ANHA - 2017-08-10 21:29
KOBANI – The Democratic Union Party (PYD) gathered with teachers in Pêndir village to promote Rojava’s general system. Representatives of the Democratic Union Party held discussions with teachers aiming to assess Rojava’s general system and the role of PY ...

US seeks Syria’s disintegration with Kurdish help: expert

KurdPress - 2017-08-10 10:07
Washington’s chief objective in Syria is either toppling Bashar al-Assad or destroying Syria’s integrity, in particular, with the help from Syrian Kurds’ armed groups, said Boris Dolgov, a Senior Research Fellow at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Center ...

2 Iranian Guards Killed in Clashes with KDP-Iran Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-08-09 13:28
ERBIL- The Peshmerga forces of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)-Iran confronted the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in West Azerbaijan province, leaving two guards dead on Tuesday night. Kurdistan Media, the official outlets of the KDP-Iran ...

1,340 food boxes distributed in Tel Hamis

ANHA - 2017-08-07 14:48
TEL HAMIS- Rojava Organization for Relief and Development distributed in coordination with Ihsan Association for Charity 1,340 boxes of food in Tel Hamis district. Rojava Organization for Relive and Development started to distribute 1,340 food boxes provi ...

Turkey is building another wall, cannons set at Rajo borders

ANHA - 2017-08-07 11:05
The Turkish occupation army is building another wall between Rojava and Bakur Kurdistan territories near Sorkê village and Adama village plain in Rajo district in Afrin canton, in coincidence with digging and setting cannons behind soil barriers on the bo ...

Saudi Arabia to open luxury beach resort where women can wear bikinis

Waar Media - 2017-08-02 17:17
WAAR-DUHOK: Saudi Arabia’s new heir to the throne has announced plans for a beach resort where special laws will allow women to wear bikinis instead of covering up their skin. As part of his drive to modernise the Saudi economy, Prince Mohammed bin Salma ...

Shi’ite Militia Threatening Failis over Kurdistan Referendum: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-16 18:19
ERBIL— Since Kurdistan Region authorities have announced plans for running the independence referendum, the Shi’ite militia of Asaeb Ahl al-Haqq is threatening Kurdish Faili minority in Baghdad, said an official on Sunday. Asra Faili, a senior member of ...

Turkish shells PYD positions in northern Syria

KurdPress - 2017-07-14 18:14
Turkish artillery has shelled the positions of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in northern Syria on July 14, Dogan News Agency has reported. ...