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[IN PICTURES]: ENKS Organizes Sit-in against PYD’s Violations in Rojava

[IN PICTURES]: ENKS Organizes Sit-in against PYD’s Violations in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-08-24 14:10
QAMISHLO — The Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) organized a sit-in on Wednesday in front of the United Nations Office in Qamishlo to denounce the practices of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian wing of PKK, against the opposition parties ...
[IN PICTURES]: ENKS Organizes Sit-in against PYD’s Violations in Rojava - BAS News

IS Seeking to Attack Peshmerga in Name of Shi'ite Militias

BAS News - 2017-09-13 15:57
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) militants are trying to turn Peshmerga and Shi'ite paramilitaries in the town of Hawija against each other, warned a Peshmerga commander on Wednesday. Speaking to BasNews, Kamal Kirkuki who commands Peshmerga forces in weste ...

Delegation of the Kurdish National Council (KNC) in Moscow

KNC Geneva - 2017-09-08 23:58
At the invitation of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a delegation of the KNR in Syria under the leadership of President Ibrahim Biro traveled to Russia this week. On Thursday, 7 September 2017, the delegates met the Russian Deputy Foreign Ministe ...

UK Minister of State arrives in Erbil to discuss referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-04 11:03
A British senior delegation, headed by Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth office, arrived in Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil overnight Sunday, planning to discuss the imminent independence vote with top Kurdish officials, BasNews reported ...

UK Minister of State in Erbil to Discuss Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-04 01:21
ERBIL — A British senior delegation, headed by Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth office, arrived in Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil overnight Sunday, planning to discuss the imminent independence vote with top Kurdish officials. Alistai ...

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 ...

[IN PICTURES]: Headquarters of Yekiti Party Burned in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-08-24 12:42
ERBIL — Unidentified gunmen set fire to the headquarters of the Syrian Kurdish Yekiti Party in the city of Qamishlo in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan). "A group of unknown young men came to the headquarters of Suleiman Adi of Yekiti party in the eastern neighb ...

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 ...

1st military academy in Rojava opened

ANHA - 2017-08-23 13:40
The Defense and Self-Protection Body in Amuda district of Cizîre canton opened the first military academy in north Syria, and military ranks will be announced at the graduation of the first course. ...

PYD Asayişi, 2 PDK-S yöneticisini gözaltına aldı

BAS News - 2017-08-23 13:32
BasNews - PYD’ye bağlı Rojava Asayişi, Amûde ve Girkê Legê’de 2 PDK-S yöneticisini gözaltına aldı. Suriye Kürdistan Demokrat Partisi (PDK-S) Merkez Komite Üyeleri Salih Cemîl Omer ve Ferhan Zilfo’yu gözaltına aldı. K24‘de konuşan Salih Cemîl Omer’in aile ...

Elections in Rojava- north of Syria

ANHA - 2017-08-22 13:06
Elections held during a critical atmosphere is not less important than the great military achievements, rather, it surpasses them because battles erupt in a certain area while the elections are conducted in the neighborhoods, lanes, villages and all the g ...

Erdogan Tells Turks in Germany to Vote Against Merkel

Waar Media - 2017-08-20 17:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said German Chancellor Angela Merkel was an enemy of Turkey and called on Turks in Germany to vote against her and other major parties in next month’s elections. The comments are some of Erdoga ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...