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10.000 rights violations in the Kurdistan Region in 10 months

10.000 rights violations in the Kurdistan Region in 10 months

ANF - 2018-12-10 12:28
Almost 10.000 rights violations were recorded in the Kurdistan Region in 10 months. ...
10.000 rights violations in the Kurdistan Region in 10 months - ANF

Afghan presidential polls delayed for 3 months

Waar Media - 2018-12-31 10:06
The landmark Afghan presidential elections were delayed on Sunday for at least three months amid political wrangling and proposed peace talks in the war-ravaged country. Gulajan Abdulbadi Sayaad, chairman for the Independent Election Commission, said the ...

US, YPG/PKK kill 165 Syrian civilians in three months: NGO | Infosurhoy

Infosurhoy - 2018-12-29 23:47

Over 1.4 Million IDPs, Refugees Remain in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-12-19 08:58
ERBIL — Despite Iraqi government’s announcement of liberation the entire country from the Islamic State (IS) 12 months ago, more than 1.4 million Iraqi IDPs and Syrian refugees are unwilling to leave Kurdistan and return to their homes. According to the ...

Lives of Children in Kurdistan Region Improved: UNICEF

BAS News - 2018-12-17 11:47
ERBIL, (UNICEF) — The Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) has made considerable progress in improving access to basic drinking water and sanitation facilities, but more needs to be done to improve access to education and ending all forms of violence against c ...

Kurdistan region’s share of budget to increase to 14%

Waar Media - 2018-12-14 23:38
WAAR-DUHOK: ‏The second deputy speaker of the Iraqi parliament announced that the share of Kurdistan region of the budget will get to 14%. ‏Share of the Kurdistan region of Iraq’s general budget for 2019 will become 14%, which was estimated 12% before, A ...

EU Commission: Demirtas case reflects rights violations

ANF - 2018-12-12 13:47
EU Commission Deputy Chairperson Federica Mogherini said, “The Demirtas case reflects rights violations in Turkey. At a time of outstanding challenges to Turkey, the approach in practices is a contradiction.” ...

Human rights situation in Iraqi Kurdistan is getting worse: official

E-Kurd - 2018-12-10 14:10
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The security situation is progressively getting worse in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region amid an increase in homicides, a Kurdish official has said. “Whenever crime increases in any country, it means that country’s security f ...

Canadian special operations to continue presence in Kurdistan region

Waar Media - 2018-12-09 20:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Canadian special operations troops have been accompanying Peshmerga forces and Iraqi forces on security operations against ISIS to keep the presence in Kurdistan region, according to Canada’s top military commander’s speech to a House of Comm ...

Former and Current Commanders of the German Army in Iraq and Kurdistan Region visit the Media Center

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2018-12-09 11:20
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga During their visit to the Ministry of Peshmerga on December 9th, 2018, Colonel Von Blumröder and Colonel Schneider (former and current Commanders of the German Army in Iraq and Kurdistan Region respectively) visied the ...

Yet another family evicted from their house in Sur

ANF - 2018-12-08 10:43
Sur is the borough of Amed where people resisted against the State’s siege for months, in 2015. ...

Swedish Parliament extends deployment of its forces in Iraq and Kurdistan Region

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2018-12-06 19:25
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga The Swedish Parliament extends the deployment of its forces in Iraq and Kurdistan Region into 2019. According to an official statement from the Swedish Parliament’s website, Riksdagen, Swedish forces will continue thei ...

Yemen: Giving Peace a Chance?

International Crisis Group - 2018-12-05 16:43
Preliminary peace consultations on Yemen are scheduled to start in Stockholm on 6 December. This is the second attempt in three months to jump-start talks. Crisis Group consultant Peter Salisbury explains why the Sweden talks are so important and what co ...

US Expanding Military Airbase in Kurdistan Region: Report

BAS News - 2018-12-05 15:06
ERBIL — The United States army is now working to further expand a military airbase it had established in Kurdistan Region’s Erbil province, near Harir district, according to a report by Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency. The military airbase was establish ...

Bus Line Launched Between Kurdistan Region, Rojava

BAS News - 2018-12-04 10:58
ERBIL — The first bus line connecting the Kurdistan Region with Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) was launched on Monday. People can now travel between the two destinations on a bus for the first time. After the crisis in Syria, the then president of Kurdistan R ...

Coalition Jets Target Insurgents in South of Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2018-12-03 14:16
ERBIL — Warplanes of the US-led Coalition carried out airstrikes against a group of armed insurgents near Kurdistan Region’s Kala district in Garmiyan administration. The airstrikes targeted a group known as “The White Flags”, said Jalal Nouri, the mayor ...

Duhok records 1861 cases of violence against women in 10 months

Waar Media - 2018-11-26 23:46
WAAR(DUHOK): Duhok province recorded 1861 cases of violence against women in last 10 months. Among 1861 cases of violence against women in last 10 months, 1551 has been closed by the directorate of violence against women in Duhok. The cases consist of mu ...

Kurdistan Region: 54 women committed suicide in 9 months

Waar Media - 2018-11-25 20:33
WAAR(DUHOK): The Directorate of Combating Violence against Women in the Kurdistan Region published the data regarding the last 9 months in which 54 women have committed suicide and 37 have been killed. According to the data, in the first nine months of 2 ...

Kurdistan: 37 Women Killed in 9 Months

BAS News - 2018-11-25 11:05
ERBIL — At least 37 women have been killed across the Kurdistan Region in the past nine months, according to the data from the Directorate of Elimination of Violence against Women. The record demonstrates that another 54 women committed suicide in appare ...

Funeral held for cleric and activist killed by gunmen in Basra

Waar Media - 2018-11-18 20:53
WAAR-Duhok: The funeral for a Muslim cleric killed outside his home after he suggested that demonstrators should take up arms over poor public services in Basra has been held. Wissam al-Ghrawi was a prominent figure in demonstrations in recent months dem ...

Erbil: 39 cars stolen in 10 months, police return 23

Kurdistan24 - 2018-11-17 09:50