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Yezidi Sisters Freed from IS

BAS News - 2017-08-16 15:16
DUHOK — Two Kurdish Yezidi girls were liberated from Islamic State (IS) captivity on Wednesday after years in captivity, confirmed by officials. The two are sisters from a Yezidi family in Tel Banat subdistrict of Sinjar. They are believed to have been t ...

Barzani to Brazilian Diplomat: Coexistence Kurds' Culture

BAS News - 2017-08-08 17:22
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated on Tuesday that coexistence and pluralism is highly valued by Kurds as part of their culture. Barzani's remark came in response to praising comments by the ambassador of Brazil to Iraq Miguel Junior ...

Kakayi Kurds Strongly Support Independence Referendum: Kakayi Figure

BAS News - 2017-08-08 16:09
ERBIL — Kurdish Kakayi minority considers the referendum on independence of Kurdistan Region as a “national issue” and there should be no turning back on it, said a Kakayi activist. Hemin Mahmoud Kakayi, a civil activist and a figure from Kakayi communit ...

Barzani: Kurds Seeking Their Rights Through Peaceful Means

BAS News - 2017-08-08 15:46
ERBIL — The People of Kurdistan are committed to gain their rights through peaceful means and far from violence, reiterated Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani. As a future independent state, Kurdistan also seeks friendly relations with Baghdad and ...

PICTURE: 9-Year-Old Yezidi Girl Freed from IS

BAS News - 2017-08-08 14:28
ERBIL — Another Kurdish Yezidi child has been rescued from the grip of the Islamic State (IS) militants with the help of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Vian Dakhil, the sole Yezidi member of the Iraqi parliament, confirmed the report in a tweet on ...

[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 ...

HDP lawmaker Besime Konca released from prison

KurdPress - 2017-07-30 13:23
Turkey Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Siirt deputy Besime Konca was released from prison on July 29 after the approval of her appeal against a 2.5-year prison sentence for disseminating terror propaganda. ...