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The Kurdish Economy Is Rebounding After Three Years Of Instability - Forbes Middle East

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New Book Out: The Kurdish Question Revisited

Kurdish Studies Network - 2017-09-06 11:03
Stansfield, Gareth & Shareef, Mohammed (eds) Hurst, 2017 ISBN: 9781849045919 The Kurds, once marginal in the study of the Middle East and secondary in its international relations, have moved to centre stage in recent years. In Turkey, where the Kurdish qu ...

Another Yezidi Child Freed from IS

BAS News - 2017-08-14 00:10
DUHOK — Another Kurdish Yezidi child was liberated form the grip of Islamic State (IS) after three years captivity, official confirmed. Identified with first initials only, the freed Yezidi child was only five years old when kidnapped by the jihadist gro ...

UN says Yazidi genocide still ongoing, unaddressed

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
GENEVA,— Islamic State is still committing genocide against the Yazidi minority in Iraq after three years but the world is failing in its duty to punish the crime, the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria said on Thursday. “The genocide is on-going and re ...

Turkish minister says Iraqi Kurdistan vote to harm energy cooperation

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
ISTANBUL,— Turkish Minister of Energy Berat Albayrak said a decision by the Kurdish leaders to hold referendum on independence of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region will harm its energy cooperation with Turkey. Speaking to broadcaster Haberturk on Thursday, Albayra ...

Kurdish delegation is not to win Baghdad’s accord to referendum: deputy

KurdPress - 2017-08-10 13:14
A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) stated that a delegation from the Kurdistan Region is to visit Baghdad, clarifying that the aim of the delegation is not to satisfy the central government of Iraq to accord with the Kurdish region’s planned ...

Over 200 Displaced Families Return to Saadia Town in Diyala

BAS News - 2017-08-06 15:39
ERBIL — Over 200 displaced families from Saadia, a Kurdish town of Khanaqin city in Diyala province returned home on Sunday. Ahmed Zargushi, mayor of Saadia town, told BasNews that they returned 235 families to their hometown of Saadia after three years ...

IS Car Bomb Targets Group of Journalists in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-08-03 11:38
Several journalists have been wounded RAQQA — A car bomb detonated by the Islamic State (IS) group in Raqqa wounded several journalists on Wednesday and destroyed one of their vehicles. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the blast took ...

Conflicts Between Shi’ite, Sunni Militias in Mosul on the Rise

BAS News - 2017-07-22 14:58
MOSUL — As the Mosul was announced fully liberated from the Islamic State (IS) militants after three years, conflicts between various Iraqi militia forces present in the city is on the rise. Earlier on 21st July, military confrontations broke out between ...

Amnesty: Iraqi Forces Have Conducted Unlawful Attacks in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-11 23:34
ERBIL — Amnesty International released a statement on Tuesday, saying the so-called Islamic State (IS) has frequently violated international humanitarian laws throughout the nearly three years of controlling the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, but they hav ...