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Tuz Khurmatu: Fire Engulfs Kurdish School

Tuz Khurmatu: Fire Engulfs Kurdish School

BAS News - 2019-03-28 10:13
ERBIL - A fire reportedly engulfed a Kurdish school overnight on Wednesday in the disputed town of Tuz Khurmatu, an official confirmed. The fire incident took place in the neighborhood of Komar, with no casualties reported, according to a statement by th ...
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Iraqi Parliament Forms "National Peace" Committee in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2019-04-20 23:10
ERBIL - Iraqi Council of Representatives has formed a special committee to establish "national peace" among the Kurds, Arabs, and Turkmens in the disputed town of Tuz Khurmatu, an official confirmed. Talking to BasNews, Sardar Ahmed, a member of the Tuz ...

Kirmanshan: Kurdish Porter Severely Injured by Iranian Forces

BAS News - 2019-03-31 22:19
ERBIL - A Kurdish porter, better known as Kolber, was severely wounded by the Iranian border guards in the province of Kirmanshan. According to Hangaw Organization for Human Rights, the Iranian forces opened fire at a group of Kolbers in the area of Naws ...

IS Attacks Kurdish Village in Kirkuk, Kills One

BAS News - 2019-03-30 14:01
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a Kurdish village overnight Friday near Daquq in Kirkuk province, killing a young man. A local source told BasNews that the jihadists stormed Sheikh Mahmoud village during the night and opened fire at a g ...

IS Claims Responsibility for Attack on SDF in Manbij

BAS News - 2019-03-26 23:31
ERBIL - The insurgent group of Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attack on the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Syrian's Manbij city where seven US-backed Kurdish fighters were killed. According to a statement by the ...

The Traditional Kurdish Art of Hooreh – A Recounting of Ancient Memory by Recital

E-Kurd - 2019-03-24 13:02
Ardishir Rashidi-Kalhur | Exclusive to Ekurd.net President of Kurdish American Education Society, Los Angeles. The development of Human civilization and cultures is slow and yet undergoes a cyclical, salient process. It can much be likened to a flourishi ...

Two Kurdish citizens arrested on charges of "cooperating with one of the Kurdish parties

Kurdpa - 2019-03-24 03:14
Kurdpa Agency: Two Kurdish citizens from Bukan were arrested by Ettelaat forces affiliated with the intelligence agency of Bukan. ...

Summoning four Kurdish citizens to Oshnavieh's Ettelaat

Kurdpa - 2019-03-24 03:14
Kurdpa Agency: Four Kurdish citizens were summoned to the Oshnovieh Ettelaat Bureau and interrogated. ...

"Preemptive and aggressive actions" A New Approach of Iran's Government to Encounter Kurdish Parties

Kurdpa - 2019-03-22 17:23
Kurdpa Agency: The secretary of the National Security Council of Iran, in a meeting with the Revolutionary Guards commanders in Urmia, announced "preemptive and aggressive measures" to confront the activities of the Kurdish parties. ...

NAV-DEM: The Kurdish people no longer tolerate isolation

ANF - 2019-03-22 16:18
"The demand of Uğur Şakar, who set fire to his body, is the demand of friends who are on hunger strike today." ...

The Odyssey of a Kurdish woman by Hiva Panahi

Hiva Panahi - 2019-03-22 12:51
The Odyssey of a Kurdish woman by Hiva Panahi ...

Kurdish youth celebrate Newroz in London

ANF - 2019-03-21 16:59
In the celebration held in the Democratic Kurdish Society Centre Wednesday evening, Ali Poyraz, Nahide Zengin and Mehmet Sait Yilmaz , who have been on a hunger strike since March 14, gave speeches. ...

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP party campaigns in shadow of Erdogan threats

E-Kurd - 2019-03-21 14:44
BATMAN, Turkey Kurdistan,— Under daily attack from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and with dozens of its mayors in jail, Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish party is fighting an uphill battle for this month’s local elections. Defiant in the face of threats, the Pe ...

Nawroz in Tuz Khurmatu: Hashd al-Shaabi Prevents Kurdistan Flag from Being Risen

BAS News - 2019-03-20 20:45
ERBIL - The pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias prevented the Kurdistan Region's flag from being risen in the disputed town of Tuz Khurmatu on Tuesday during ceremonies organized on the Kurdish New Year occasion, an official said. Hemin Nouri, a Kurdist ...

Bomb Blast Kills Four, Wounds Dozens in Syria

BAS News - 2019-03-16 22:52
ERBIL - A bomb blast took place on Saturday in eastern Syria which killed four civilians and wounded dozens of others, state-run SANA reported. According to the report, the incident occurred in the village of Shoula, Deir ez-Zor province, resulting in th ...

A Kurdish Teacher Released on Bail in Orumiyeh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-08 02:00
Kurdish Human Rights Network (KHRN): A Kurdish teacher, Peyman Naqshandi, was temporarily released from Orumiyeh Central Prison on a bail of 20 Milion Tomans on March 06. According to reports received by KHRN, security forces arrested this Kurdish teacher ...

IS Ambushes Hashd al-Shaabi Near Makhmour, Casualties Reported

BAS News - 2019-03-06 23:01
ERBIL - The jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) ambushed a squad of pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias on Wednesday night near the disputed Kurdish town of Makhmour, with casualties being reported. Ali Hashim, a Hashd al-Shaabi spokesperson, explained ...

Tuz Khurmatu: Police Officer Assassinated by Unknown Gunmen

BAS News - 2019-03-06 23:01
ERBIL - A number of unknown armed men opened fire at a police officer on Wednesday in the disputed Kurdish town of Tuz Khurmatu, killing him afterwards, an official confirmed. Talking to BasNews, Ali Hussein, a Police commander in Tuz Khurmatu, explained ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Taxes Shop Owners in Tuz Khurmatu: Official

BAS News - 2019-03-03 23:11
ERBIL - The pro-Iran Hashd al-Shaabi militias have reportedly begun a campaign to tax the shop owners in the disputed Kurdish town of Tuz Khurmatu, an official revealed on Sunday. Talking to BasNews, Arsalan Ali, a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) repres ...

Iranian Border Guards Shoot Kurdish Porter Dead

BAS News - 2019-03-03 10:38
ERBIL — Iranian border guards opened fire at a group of Kurdish porters over the border with Kurdistan Region, killing at least one. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights identified the porter as “Wahid Ahmadi”, 30, father of two. The incident took place ...

Khanaqin: Hashd al-Shaabi Arrests Kurdish Journalists

BAS News - 2019-03-02 21:18
ERBIL - Iran-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have arrested a group of Kurdish journalists in the disputed town of Khanaqin for unclarified reasons. Hallo Abubakir, news editor in chief of Kurdish News Network (KNN), a TV channel affiliated with the Ch ...