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Highest Turkey court rejects appeal by Kurdish MPs ousted from Parliament

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Iraqi parliament to strip Kurdish MPs of immunity, putting them on trial

Rûdaw - 2017-10-03 15:25
Kurdish MPs were also told to return to Kurdistan Jabouri said in a press conference that the parliament decision against those involved in independence referendum vote is not a ‘collective punishment.” He said they would be committed to the Federal Court ...

Iraqi Parliament Prohibits Kurdish MPs to Attend Sessions

BAS News - 2017-10-03 14:53
ERBIL — The Iraqi parliament convened on Tuesday and issued some rulings against the Kurdish MPs, including suspension of membership. The Iraqi parliament hold a session on Tuesday and passed a ruling according to which the Kurdish MPs who do not agree w ...

Kurdish MPs Boycott Iraqi Parliament's Session over Kirkuk Polls

BAS News - 2017-09-18 18:09
ERBIL— For the fourth successive time, the Kurdish MPs to the Iraqi House of Representatives boycotted the sessions on Monday, this time over Kirkuk provincial elections. In a statement to BasNews, Kurdish MP Shakhawan Abdulla said the issue of elections ...

Turkey summons German envoy over Kurdish rally in Cologne

Reuters - 2017-09-16 22:36
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey summoned the German ambassador to Ankara on Saturday over what it said was a Kurdish militant rally in Cologne, the foreign ministry said, in a further sign of strained relations between the NATO allies. ...

Iran: A Kurdish Student Banned from Studying at Master’s Level

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-09-12 02:00
On Friday, Sept 1, 2017, the final results of the entrance exam for Master’s level was announced in Iran and one of the Kurdish students was deprived of the right to continue his study at this stage on the pretext of being a “Starred student”. (“Starred ...

KODAR: Kurdish MPs in Iran must support laborers

ANHA - 2017-09-07 12:04
The Democratic Society for East Kurdistan (KODAR), said that the Iranian regime is pushing the people to carrying goods across the border, and they must resolve their cause, calling on the Kurdish parliamentarians in Iran to support the rights of the labo ...

Turkey Imposes Curfew over 27 Kurdish Districts

BAS News - 2017-09-06 15:33
ERBIL — Turkish local authorities in the eastern province of Bingöl has declared curfew in 27 districts as military operations are ongoing against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Bingöl governor’s office said in an official statement that the curfew star ...

Turkey security guards killed in PKK attack

KurdPress - 2017-09-02 09:48
Two security guards were killed in southeastern Turkey in an attack by the forces of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), security sources said Thursday night. ...

Kurdish Civilian Kidnapped by Hashd Al-Shaabi Rescued in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-08-15 14:50
Hashd al-Shaabi demanded $600,000 in ransom from his family ERBIL — A Kurdish civilian who was kidnapped by the Shi’ite militia of Hashd al-Shaabi a week ago was rescued in Baghdad on Monday. Hardi Mohamad, a Kurdish truck driver from Sulaymaniyah, was k ...