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Female fighters of Kurdistan become creative calling for Montrealer

Female fighters of Kurdistan become creative calling for Montrealer

The Kurdish Project - 2018-12-06 09:28
Zaynê Akyol lived near the Iraq-Iran border to capture portraits of female Kurdish fighters, producing a series of arresting images that were quietly unveiled last week in Montreal's Mile End neighbourhood. The post Female fighters of Kurdistan become cr ...
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Arrests between KDP and PUK raises rule of law concerns in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-01-04 12:31
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A series of tit-for-tat arrests of party officials and family members by partisan security forces affiliated with the two ruling parties has exposed significant rule of law concerns in the Kurdistan Region. The Pat ...

Explosion Heard near US Embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone: Report

BAS News - 2018-12-27 10:08
ERBIL — An explosion was heard on Thursday in the International Zone (Green Zone) of Baghdad where the US embassy and many other foreign diplomatic missions are located, Iraqi media reports claimed. A correspondent for al-Arabiya also wrote about the all ...

339th week in Freedom for Ocalan Vigil

ANF - 2018-12-19 14:04
The vigil demonstration held in front of the Council of Europe (CoE) in Strasbourg for the freedom of Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan continued in its 339th week. ...

Command change of Kurdistan Training Coordination (KTCC) took place in an official ceremony

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2018-12-11 00:48
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Today, on December 10th, 2018, the command change of Kurdistan Training Coordination Center (KTCC) occurred during an official ceremony at the Coalition Headquarters in Erbil. The command of the KTCC was handed over to ...

Iranian Kurdish Singer Arrested in Turkey's Istanbul

BAS News - 2018-12-06 23:09
ERBIL - An Iranian Kurdish singer was arrested on Thursday in Turkey's Istanbul Ataturk International Airport, a report said. Yalda Abbasi, who had been in the country before a few times, was in Turkey to perform at a cultural event during the weekend, a ...

US-backed SDF Liberates Parts in Syria’s Deir Ezzor

BAS News - 2018-12-06 18:07
ERBIL - The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has announced that its forces had taken control of an eastern holdout of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria's Deir Ezzor. The SDF said in an online statement that its fighters broke into the town of Hajin ...

UN Envoy Welcomes Masrour Barzani’s Nomination for Kurdistan Premiership

BAS News - 2018-12-04 13:40
ERBIL — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis, has welcomed the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) decision to nominate Masrour Barzani for the position of Kurdistan Region Prime Minister. The KDP announce ...

PUK welcomes KDP nominees for Iraqi Kurdistan president, prime minister

E-Kurd - 2018-12-03 18:57
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) politburo member Sadi Ahmed Pira said on Monday that his party welcomed the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) nominees for president of the Kurdistan Region and prime minister. “We ...

KDP nominates Nechirvan Barzani to Kurdistan presidency and Masrour for PM post: official

E-Kurd - 2018-12-03 14:32
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The leadership of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has nominated Nechirvan Barzani to Iraqi Kurdistan Region presidency and Masrour Barzani for the post of Prime Minister of Kurdistan, KDP official said, NRT TV ...

Who is Masrour Barzani, the KDP’s Nominee for Kurdistan Prime Minister

BAS News - 2018-12-03 12:13
Masrour Barzani, who currently serves as the chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), has been nominated by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) for the position of prime minister of Kurdistan Region. - Masrour Masoud Mustafa Barzani was b ...

The Sunni Cleric of Kurdistan Criticised Discrimination Against Sunnis in Iran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-12-03 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network – Hassan Amini known as the director of Religious Sciences school of Imam Bukhari based in Sananda criticised discrimination against Sunnis in Iran in an open letter published on the occasion of Islamic Unity week. The Sunni ...

PUK to announce its nominee for the new government

Waar Media - 2018-12-01 21:45
WAAR-DUHOK: PUK to announce its nominee for the new government Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leadership council convened Saturday in Sulaimani as it is announcing its nominees for the new government. PUK leadership council headed by Kosrat Rasul con ...

KCK denounces PUK for closing Tavgari Azadi offices in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-11-30 19:03
QANDIL MOUNTAINS,— The Kurdistan Communities Union, (Koma Civaken Kurdistan – KCK), the political umbrella group that includes the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), strongly came out against the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) closing the branch offices ...

Opening of the fifth course at Martyr Roujda Minibij Academy

SDF Press - 2018-11-30 18:40
Media Center- Martyr Roujda Minibij academy in Ain Eissa Town opened in the town its fifth course for fighters of SDF, which bore the name of martyr “Brittan Shaddadi” 30 female fighters from different regions of the northern Syrian / Euphrates region inc ...

AUK and its partners will continue their Medical Development Program in Kurdistan

The American University of Kurdistan - 2018-11-30 02:01
Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – November 29th, 2018- The American University of Kurdistan (AUK) held the closing event for the three weeks’ medical development program in Kurdistan which has been consisted of a series of trainings for nurses and a chain ...

Death Toll for Sunday's Quake on KRG-Iran Border

BAS News - 2018-11-25 22:18
ERBIL - Sunday's powerful earthquake in the Kurdistan Region-Iran border areas has so far resulted in the killing of two and injuring of over a hundred of others, multiple reports said. A strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake, according to the US Geological Su ...

Coexistence in Kurdistan: Yezidis, Christians Join Muslims to Celebrate Prophet Muhammed’s Birthday

BAS News - 2018-11-20 14:22
ERBIL — A large number of Kurdish Yezidis and Christians joined the Muslims on Tuesday in Duhok’s Shekhan district to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammed. The Kurdistan Region is known as the most peaceful place for people from different religious ...

Organizing a competition to employ the qualified people in Raqqa’s countryside

SDF Press - 2018-11-13 15:38
Raqqa -The Local Administration Committee of Raqqa Civil Council organized a competition to recruit a number of secondary and university graduates and experts in Raqqa’s towns and villages. Ali Al Ibrahim, the head of administrative affairs department of ...

Iran’s Guards raid homes of Kurds searching for Kurdistan flag, alcohol, guns

The Kurdish Project - 2018-11-09 04:18
“The officers raided my house at 11 o’clock at night without a warrant and thoroughly searched every room." The post Iran’s Guards raid homes of Kurds searching for Kurdistan flag, alcohol, guns appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

IS Militant, Disguised in Women's Outfit, Killed in Salahaddin

BAS News - 2018-11-09 00:17
ERBIL - An Islamic State (IS) member was killed on Thursday in the Iraqi province of Salahaddin who had disguised himself in women's clothes, attempting to sneak into other cities. A security source from the city told al-Maalomah website that the militan ...