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Russian Armor Rolls Into Kurdish Town As US and Turkish-Backed Forces Skirmish - The Drive

Russian Armor Rolls Into Kurdish Town As US and Turkish-Backed Forces Skirmish - The Drive - Thedrive

Two Kurdish Porters Killed by Iranian Border Guards

BAS News - 2017-09-04 17:49
ERBIL — Iranian armed forces on the border with Kurdistan Region killed on Monday two Kurdish porters — better known as Kolbar in Kurdish, a human rights monitoring group reported. According to Hangaw, which observes human rights situation across Iranian ...

US, Iraq Blacklist IS Finance Official

BAS News - 2017-08-29 22:45
ERBIL — US and Iraq banished a senior Islamic State (IS) finance official from their financial systems, the US Treasury Department stated on Tuesday. According to the US Treasury Department, a man known as Salim Mustafa Muhammad al-Mansur, a finance offi ...

Qatar turns its back on the US as it looks to Moscow for missiles

Waar Media - 2017-08-27 15:18
WAAR-DUHOK: Qatar is interested in purchasing the same Russian missile defence system recently sold to Iran and Turkey, Qatar’s defence minister revealed on Wednesday. Speaking at a major arms fair in Moscow, Qatari Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammad a ...

20 Iranian Kurdish Porters Killed, Injured During 1 Month

BAS News - 2017-08-24 12:42
ERBIL — At least 20 Iranian Kurdish porters (Kolber) have been killed or injured by the Iranian border guards in one month only, a monitoring group said. Hangaw human rights organisation has document 18 cases of direct fire by the Iranian border guards t ...

One Kurdish Worker Killed, Two Injured by Iranian Security Forces

BAS News - 2017-08-08 11:18
ERBIL — One Kurdish citizen was killed and another one wounded by the Iranian security forces in Kermanshah province for merely suspecting them to be smugglers. Hengaw Agency for human rights in Iranian Kurdistan reported that the Iranian security forces ...

Turkey tortures villagers under custody, report says

KurdPress - 2017-08-08 09:07
Thirty-six villagers who were detained as part of an operation by Turkish security forces against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in a village in Hakkari’s Semdinli province were allegedly tortured in police custody, the Cumhuriyet daily reported on Mo ...

Rouhani sworn in for 2nd term as president

KurdPress - 2017-08-06 07:40
Hassan Rouhani has been sworn in as Iran's 12th president in Tehran in the presence of the country’s high-ranking officials as well as leaders and senior politicians from around the world. ...