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Kurdish Opposition Leader Suffering Critical Health State in PYD Jail

Kurdish Opposition Leader Suffering Critical Health State in PYD Jail

BAS News - 2017-08-19 17:35
ERBIL— Under the custody of the ruling Kurdish party in Rojava (Northern Syria), a Kurdish opposition leader is suffering from "extremely critical heath state," a human rights activist warned. Abdulrahman Apo a leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (K ...
Kurdish Opposition Leader Suffering Critical Health State in PYD Jail - BAS News

Yazidi activist Nadia Murad meets with French FM Jean-Yves Le Drian

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
PARIS,— Yazidi human rights activist, UN Goodwill Ambassador and Islamic State group IS survivor, Nadia Murad, met with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Paris to talk about the future of the Yazidi community in Shingal (Sinjar) as well as me ...

PYD Bans Four Civil Society Organizations in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-08-28 17:49
ERBIL— Four civil society organizations have been banned by the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), claiming they are "unnecessary" in Rojava (northern Syria). The Social Affairs and Labor Board of PYD (which has established its rule in Rojava) announc ...

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 ...

UN Delegation to Monitor Human Rights in Tal Afar Battle

BAS News - 2017-08-24 21:00
ERBIL— A delegation from the UN Human Rights Council will arrive in Tal Afar soon to monitor the human rights situation in the battle to retake the town from the Islamic State (IS). Ali Ardawani, a human rights observer from the Kurdistan Region, told Ba ...

IS Threat to UK Increasing as It is Defeated in Iraq, Syria: Minister

BAS News - 2017-08-19 14:43
ERBIL — The threats of Islamic State (IS) terror attacks in the UK is on the rise as the group is suffering from bitter defeats in Iraq and Syria, warned UK’s Security Minister Ben Wallace. "I think the threat is still increasing, partly driven by the fa ...

PYD Preventing 200 Hajj Pilgrims to Cross into Aleppo

BAS News - 2017-08-18 10:26
ERBIL— The Kurdish ruling party in Rojava (Northern Syria) has withheld nearly 200 people en route to Hajj pilgrimage near the camps of Hasaka province, according to a report. Arabi al-Jadid news website reported on Thursday that the security forces of t ...

Over 45 IRGC Members Killed or Wounded in Past 5 Months

BAS News - 2017-08-16 13:07
ERBIL — 25 members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have been killed and 22 others wounded during the clashes with the Kurdish opposition parties in the last five months. Hengaw Agency for human rights in the Iranian Kurdistan said in a re ...

IS Continues Targeting Yezidis, Christians, Other Minorities: US

BAS News - 2017-08-16 10:21
ERBIL — US State Department has once again decried the Islamic State (IS) brutality, saying that the group is responsible for “genocide” carried out against Kurdish Yezidis, Christians and many other minorities in Iraq and Syria. After the State Departme ...

March at its last day, people head towards Gir Mount

ANHA - 2017-08-15 15:26
Rojava Youth Union in Afrin canton in Afrin region is concluding the march at its 6th day successively by hundreds of the youth and people heading towards the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocelan's picture hangs from the top of Gir Mountain in Bulbul dis ...

Netanyahu to congressmen: Kurds should have their state

Waar Media - 2017-08-14 14:31
WAAR-DUHOK: Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu met with 33 Republican congressmen on Thursday and expressed his support for the birth of a new Kurdish state in the Middle East. In the meeting, Netanyahu told the delegation of US members of Congr ...

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 ...

PYD Frees 75 IS Captives in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-08-13 16:54
ERBIL— The forces affiliated with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Sunday freed some 75 members of the Islamic State (IS) organization in Raqqa who had recently surrendered to the Kurdish forces. Raqqa Civil Council, formed by the PYD, said in a state ...