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47 people arrested in Van's Ercis district in 22 days

47 people arrested in Van's Ercis district in 22 days

ANF - 2019-02-11 15:02
29 people were detained between February 5 and 7 in Van’s Ercis district, and 23 of them were arrested. 90 people were detained in the last 22 days in the district, and 47 of them were arrested. ...
47 people arrested in Van\'s Ercis district in 22 days - ANF

Over 22,000 Foreign Workers in Kurdistan: NGO

BAS News - 2019-03-11 13:23
ERBIL — More than 22,000 foreigners work in Kurdistan Region while their rights are not fully guaranteed, a local NGO said. Since 2005 after Kurdistan’s economy flourished with hundreds of foreign firms and thousands of workers, the three provinces of Er ...

3rd Annual “Cinema Through Women’s Eyes” Ready to Launch in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-03-10 12:18
ERBIL — Preparations have almost concluded to launch the 3rd round of “Cinema Through Women’s Eyes” in Kurdistan Region’s Sulaymaniyah. Pishtiwan Abdullah, one of the organizers, told BasNews that the event will begin on 12th March with dozens of foreign ...

NRT team and New Generation members detained in Sulaymaniyah

ANF - 2019-03-04 12:17
NRT TV reporters and several civilians were detained during the protest in front of the court protesting the detention of New Generation Movement’s President Shasiwar Abdulwahid in Sulaymaniyah. ...

9 thousand civilians removed from Baghouz in 20 days

ANF - 2019-03-02 14:17
The SDF has removed 9 thousand people, most of whom are ISIS members and their families, from Baghouz between February 9 and March 1. An operation has been launched against some 1.500 gang members who refused to surrender. ...

Canada: Thousands Attend Funeral of Seven Syrian Siblings Killed in Fire

BAS News - 2019-02-25 10:17
ERBIL - Thousands of people attended on Saturday the funeral of a Syrian refugee family, including seven children, who had fled the Islamic State (IS) massacres in Syria but were killed in a fire incident in the eastern Canadian city of Halifax. The Bahr ...

Blast hits minibus carrying oil workers in eastern Syria, killing ten

Reuters - 2019-02-21 18:50
At least 10 people were killed and a number were wounded on Thursday when a bomb blast hit a minibus carrying workers employed in a major oil installation in eastern Syria run by a U.S.-backed Kurdish group, residents of the area said. ...

A training course for Control Department in People Municipality

SDF Press - 2019-02-18 00:22
Raqqa _ People Municipality in Raqqa City launched awareness and training course for the employees of Control section of Raqqa and its countryside. The training included the employees of Control section in people municipalities in Raqqa city and its count ...

Two Iraqi Nationals Arrested in Turkey over Ties with IS

BAS News - 2019-02-17 18:21
ERBIL - A couple of Iraqi people have been arrested in Turkey for alleged links to the Islamic State (IS), state-run media said on Sunday. Anadolu Agency said in a report that two Iraqi men holding Dutch citizenships were arrested by the Turkish police i ...

Syrian Kurds protest in solidarity with Turkey’s jailed Kurdish leader Ocalan

E-Kurd - 2019-02-16 09:46
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Thousands took to the streets in Syria’s northeastern main Kurdish city of Qamishlo in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) on Friday to mark 20 years since the arrest of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, who is jailed in Turkey. Under a ...

People Municipality in Til Abyad…getting up and construction within destruction

SDF Press - 2019-02-14 22:06
News Center…since the liberation of Til Abyad from ISIS terrorist organization and the establishment of Democratic Self-Administration, in til Abyad district and its countryside in June 2015, the people municipality in the center of the district, worked o ...

France: At Least 8,400 Arrested in Yellow Vest Protests

Waar Media - 2019-02-14 13:35
WAAR_DUHOK French interior minister said that some 8,400 people were arrested since the beginning of Yellow Vest protests three months ago, according to local media on Thursday. French daily Le Figaro quoted Christophe Castaner as saying that around 1,30 ...

8 people detained in Dogubeyazit

ANF - 2019-02-13 20:06
The Turkish regime’s political genocide operations continue in the Kurdish region. ...

25 people detained in 3 cities

ANF - 2019-02-13 12:32
25 people have been detained in political genocide operations in Istanbul, Kocaeli and Malatya. ...

Thousands of tourists flock to snowy Mount Korek in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-02-11 14:01
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— As many as 10,000 tourists visited the area around Mount Korek over the last few days to take in the area’s winter scenery, according to a tourism official. Mount Korek has become an important location for tourism ...

Death Toll Rises to 16 in Istanbul Building Collapse

Waar Media - 2019-02-09 12:58
WAAR_DUHOK The death toll from the collapse of a seven-story apartment building in Istanbul’s Kartal district has risen to 16, Turkey’s Interior Minister said early Saturday. Suleyman Soylu told reporters at the site that rescue work has been going on fo ...

Five arrested as KDP’s Asayish attacks hunger strikers in Hewler

ANF - 2019-02-06 13:07
Asayish forces of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Hewler, for the second time in a week, raided the tent of the hunger strike action in front of the UN’s office. Five students who visited the hunger strikers, were arrested by the Asayish. ...

France: 10 Killed, 30 Wounded in Paris Fire

Waar Media - 2019-02-05 15:18
WAAR_DUHOK At least 10 people died and 30 others were injured when a fire broke out in a Paris apartment, according to local media Tuesday. French media reported that the fire broke out in the French capital’s 16th district at midnight and among the woun ...

People Municipality receives 8 tractors

SDF Press - 2019-02-05 01:52
Raqqa_ “The Local Administration and Municipalities” committee, affiliated to Raqqa Civil Council, offered 8 tractors (middle size) to people municipality in Raqqa. Ahmad Al-Khudur, The co-chair of the Local Administration and Municipalities” committee, e ...

HDP rally in Istanbul in solidarity with hunger strikers

ANF - 2019-02-03 12:35
Today a rally is due to be held in Istanbul to demand of removal of Ocalan’s isolation, and to support the hunger strike campaign. People are moving towards the meeting location since early this morning. ...

Nearly 80 people detained in Behdinan after the uprising

ANF - 2019-01-30 17:03
About 80 people were detained after the uprising against Turkish occupation in Behdinan, Kurdistan Region. ...