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Iranian Kurdish Opposition Parties Back Protests in Support of Kolbars

Iranian Kurdish Opposition Parties Back Protests in Support of Kolbars

BAS News - 2017-09-05 18:41
ERBIL—Two Iranian Kurdish opposition parties condemned the killing of Kolbars (backpack carriers) by Iranian armed forces and voiced support for public rallies against killing them. The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (DPIK) and Kurdistan Democrati ...
Iranian Kurdish Opposition Parties Back Protests in Support of Kolbars - BAS News

Tanbur Festival Launched in Iranian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-12 12:43
KERMANSHAH — The first Kurdish Tanbur Festival was kicked off on Monday in Iranian Kurdistan’s Kermanshah Province. Attended by nearly 70 famous musicians, among them dozens of Kurdish Yarsans, the event is being held in Banzalan village of Dalaho distri ...

[In Pictures] Festival in Support of Kurdistan Referendum in Oslo

BAS News - 2017-09-09 19:39
ERBIL— Hundreds of Kurdish diaspora in Europe gathered on Saturday in Oslo, Norway, to attend a festival organized for supporting the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region. The Kurds, from Iran, Turkey, Iraq and Syria, all holding Kurdistan fla ...

Nineveh Arab Tribes Urge Arabs to Vote in Favor of Independent Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-07 17:39
ERBIL— The Arab tribes of Nineveh province call for participating in Kurdistan independence referendum and voting in favor of statehood for Kurdistan, warning against any pressure to boycott the process. In a statement, the spokesperson of tribes, Muzahm ...

Ethnic-Religious Groups in Duhok Campaign for Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-07 12:59
DUHOK — The followers of different religions and ethnicities rallied in support of Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum in Duhok Province on Thursday. Representatives and followers of various ethnic-religious groups, including Muslims, Christians, ...

Political activists on hunger strike in Rojhilat Kurdistan

ANHA - 2017-09-07 12:04
NEWS DESK – Political activists and civilians in Rojhilat Kurdistan (East Kurdistan) declared a hunger strike for 3 days in support of the laborers’ rights working on the border and denouncing violations of the Iranian regime by the Mullahs. The cities o ...

Qubad Talabani urges ‘unanimity’ in advance of referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-05 14:37
Efforts are underway to build “unanimity” in Kurdistan’s politics and society in advance of a historic referendum scheduled to take place in three weeks’ time, the deputy prime minister told a visiting UK delegation. ...

Tel Abyad tribes meet in support of federal elections

ANHA - 2017-08-28 16:23
Dozens of Arabic, Kurdish and Turkmen tribal notables (Girê Sipî), a number of leaders of the People and Women Protection Units and leaders of the Syrian Democratic Forces are in a tent erected in support of the federal election. ...

International Campaign Launched in Support of Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-08-19 23:40
SULAYMANIYAH — A Kurdish organisation has launched an international campaign in support for the September independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region. The campaign, titled “Long Live Kurdistan”, was kicked off on Saturday in Sulaymaniyah by the Kurdi ...

Gorran Evading Responsibility for Extreme Stances against KDP: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-09 12:46
ERBIL— Kurdish Change Movement (Gorran) seems to vacillate over reviewing its policy and this compels the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) to settle Kurdistan parliament rift with the rest of the parties, said a KDP official on Wednesday. The entire part ...

All-round discrimination in the cities of eastern Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-09 00:28
According to a brief report by the Kurdish Human Rights Population, the discrimination practiced in eastern Kurdistan is not only about increasing unemployment and execution, and the killings of carrier and mines, and the victims of the people and the ove ...