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A Turkish Photojournalist Stands Trial for Terrorism in a Case That Is Drawing Attention to the Country’s Restriction of Press Freedoms

A Turkish Photojournalist Stands Trial for Terrorism in a Case That Is Drawing Attention to the Country’s Restriction of Press Freedoms

Artnet - 2019-03-27 20:35

A Turkish Photojournalist Stands Trial for Terrorism in a Case That Is Drawing Attention to the Country’s Restriction of Press Freedoms - Artnet

Kurdistan industry booming after removal of customs duties with Iraq: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-04-16 17:38
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Factory output in Iraqi Kurdistan Region is booming thanks to the removal of customs duties and checkpoints between Iraq and Kurdistan Region. “Due to the removal of customs checkpoints between Baghdad and the Regi ...

Summoning a 61-year-old citizen to the Bukan's Ettelaat

Kurdpa - 2019-04-10 16:33
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish citizen from Bukan was summoned to the Ettelaat Bureau of this city and interrogated. ...

Masrour Barzani Calls for a Settlement that Protects Rights of Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2019-04-04 16:22
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani reiterated the calls for a peaceful settlement to the Syrian crisis so to protect the rights and safety of the Kurds in the country. Barzani made the remark during a meeting w ...

Australia Won't Retrieve Three IS Orphans from Syria: PM

BAS News - 2019-04-01 21:11
ERBIL - Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has refused to repatriate three Australian orphans who were reportedly found in a refugee camp in Syria, saying that he would not risk the lives of officials for this issue. Morrison's response to the sit ...

HDP won in 8 cities and 45 districts

ANF - 2019-04-01 10:29
HDP has won the elections in 8 cities and 45 districts despite all the attacks and fraud of the Turkish state. ...

Arab Leaders United Against Trump's Decision on Golan

BAS News - 2019-04-01 00:12
ERBIL - Arab leaders showed their unity on Sunday in condemning the US's decision of recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, reiterating their support for Syria in this regard. This year's Arab League summit was organized in Tunisia where ...

3 Turkish soldiers killed, 3 others wounded in Afrin

ANF - 2019-03-31 16:51
The Northern Syrian Canton of Afrin remains under the occupation of the Turkish army and allied mercenaries. ...

Summoning a young Kurdish man to the Marivan's Ettelaat

Kurdpa - 2019-03-30 06:02
Kurdpa Agency: A young Kurdish man from a village in Marivan was summoned to the Ettelaat Bureau of the city and interrogated. ...

Iraq: IS Member Sentenced to Life in Jail

BAS News - 2019-03-25 20:13
ERBIL - A court in Iraq has given an Islamic State (IS) member a life imprisonment after finding the militant guilty of being involved in terrorist activities in the country. The court found the jihadist guilty of making bombs for the IS group in the Ira ...

Death Toll From Ebola Climbs To 564 in DR Congo

Waar Media - 2019-03-25 11:53
WAAR_DUHOK The death toll from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 564 since the start of an outbreak in late July last year, the country’s Health Ministry said on Monday. Among 1,009 cases of reported hemorrhagic fever, 944 were ...

Demirtas calls on people to go to the polls to “teach a lesson”

ANF - 2019-03-23 13:40
"Make sure to go to the ballots and cast your precious votes. After that will come a democratic victory, alongside a rightful political struggle." ...

The Iraqi journalist determined to prove to the world that being an IDP – internally displaced person – is not a cause for shame. And she knows – because she’s an IDP herself.

The Global Coalition - 2019-03-22 18:54
Sara Al Adnani, from Mosul, is a journalist, activist and head of women’s affairs at an NGO that helps Internally Displaced People (IDPs) Article The Iraqi journalist determined to prove to the world that being an IDP – internally displaced person – is n ...

Kurdish Political Prisoner Exiled to Yazd Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-21 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Kurdish political prisoner, Ghader Mohammad Zadeh who has been in prison for the past 14 years, was summoned to the manager’s office of Orumiyeh Central Prison yesterday and Exiled to Yazd Prison. The exile of this p ...

An environmental activist was arrested in Ramsar

Kurdpa - 2019-03-17 15:26
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish environmental activist from Kamyaran was detained by the intelligence forces in Ramsar and transferred to the Ettelaat's Detention of Sanandaj. ...

Turkish courts ban election campaign billboards in Kurdish language

E-Kurd - 2019-03-15 08:25
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Turkish courts in at least two provinces banned election billboard banners in the Kurdish language on Thursday, ordering police to take them down as the country prepares for a nationwide vote to elect local administrat ...

PUK: All Preparations Made for Participating in Next Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-03-10 18:55
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said on Sunday that it has made all the preparations for participating in the next Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Earlier the day, the PUK held a meeting, led by Deputy Secretary General Kosrat Rasoul, ...

A civilian activist from Sanandaj was arrested after being summoned to the city’s Iranian Intelligence Agency.

Roji Kurd - 2019-03-10 00:00
On 5 March 2019 A Kurdish civilian activist”Jamal Asadi”was arrested after being summoned by the Iranian Intelligence Agency of Sanandaj and transferred to the detention center. The civic activist of the Chamchemal climbing group has been summoned to the ...

Nearly 150 IS Militants Surrender to SDF in Baghouz: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-03-04 15:33
ERBIL — The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) revealed that nearly 150 Islamic State (IS) militants surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Syria on Monday. The surrendering of the IS jihadists comes as the Kurdish-led SDF f ...