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Landmark decision declares Kurdish group a 'party to conflict' and 'not a terrorist organisation' | The Canary

Landmark decision declares Kurdish group a 'party to conflict' and 'not a terrorist organisation' | The Canary

Thecanary - 2019-04-10 21:28

Landmark decision declares Kurdish group a \'party to conflict\' and \'not a terrorist organisation\' | The Canary - Thecanary

Dutch Government Forcing Yezidis to Return to Iraq: Reports

BAS News - 2019-05-02 13:07
ERBIL — The Netherlands has reportedly devised a new policy that forces the Kurdish Yezidi asylum seekers to return to Iraq and Kurdistan Region, claiming that the situation is calm now. Speaking to BasNews, Ari Jalal, head of Lutka Organization for Migr ...

Iraq's Hikma Party to Join Opposition

BAS News - 2019-04-30 12:49
ERBIL — Iraqi Hikma party, led by Ammar al-Hakim, has said that it is willing to be an opposition in the next cabinet, a lawmaker confirmed on Tuesday. Hassan Fad'am, a representative for the Hikma party at the parliament, said in a statement to reporter ...

Syrian Kurds to React If Damascus Attacks: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-04-21 13:15
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish forces are ready to strongly repel any military attacks by the Syrian regime, said the spokesperson for People’s Protection Units (YPG). Speaking to Kurdistan 24, Nouri Mohammed said the Kurdish forces will defeat any threat co ...

Iraqi Forces Don't Allow Kurdish Party to Open Headquarters in Diyala: Official

BAS News - 2019-04-19 22:51
ERBIL - The Iraqi forces have prevented the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) from opening a headquarter in the Qara Tapa district, northern Diyala province, an official confirmed. Talking to BasNews, Mohammed Omer, a PUK representative in the area, exp ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Strongly Rejects US' Designation of IRGC as Terrorist Organization

BAS News - 2019-04-13 20:17
ERBIL - Pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi in Iraq has strongly rejected the US' decision of designating Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) as a "terrorist organization". The Shi'ite militias reiterated their backing to the people of Iran and the I ...

A Kurdish Political Prisoner Exiled to Yazd Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-13 02:02
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Kurdish political prisoner, Ghader Mohammad Zadeh who has been in prison for the past 14 years, was exiled to Yazd Prison from the Mahabad Prison on Apr 7, 2019. This political prisoner was previously exiled from the ...

Kurdish Oppositions Welcome US Designation of IRGC as “Terrorist”

BAS News - 2019-04-10 14:41
ERBIL — Four Iranian Kurdish opposition parties gathered within The Cooperation Center of Iranian Kurdistan’s Political Parties and have welcomed the US’ decision to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization. ...

Iranian MPs Go to Parliament in IRGC Uniform to Condemn US Decision

BAS News - 2019-04-09 10:52
ERBIL — A group of Iranian lawmakers and the speaker went to the legislative on Monday in Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) uniforms after the US designated the forces as a “foreign terrorist organization”. The lawmakers entered the assembly chan ...

Revolutionary Guard Corps: US labels Iran force as terrorists

BBC - 2019-04-09 01:57
It is the first time the US has labelled a foreign government's military as a terrorist organisation. ...

Iran Labels US Military as a "Terrorist Organization": Report

BAS News - 2019-04-08 18:57
ERBIL - Iran has labeled the US military as a "terrorist organization", state media said, adding that Tehran also accused Washington of supporting terrorism. The announcement was made by Iran's Supreme Security Council on Monday shortly after US Presiden ...

Erdogan's party to demand total recount of Istanbul ballots | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-04-08 00:17

KDP, PUK to Ink Their Political Agreement on Monday

BAS News - 2019-04-07 22:32
ERBIL- The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are expected to officially sign their political agreement on Monday, a member of the latter party revealed. The two Kurdish major parties finally reached an agreement ...

Turkey elections: Are they really a “setback” for the ruling party?

Seth Frantzman - 2019-04-07 15:57
The elections are a temporary setback that will only fuel Turkey’s ruling party’s appetite and likely encourage the President towards more rash behavior, including his attempt to cement an alliance […] ...

A Kurdish Woman Arrested in Mako

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-07 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Maghboleh Sakanvand, a Kurdish civilian from Mako who was detained three months ago, is still in prison. According to information obtained by KHRN, this young woman, who was a member of the opposition parties, was ar ...

Turkey’s Ruling Party to Object Invalid Votes in Ankara

Waar Media - 2019-04-01 18:43
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s ruling party said Monday it will object to invalid votes and irregularities in the capital Ankara during local elections. “We have identified invalid votes and irregularities in most of the 12,158 polling stations in Ankara,” Fatih Sa ...

Christians to Join and Support New Cabinet in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-01 14:22
ERBIL — The Christian factions in the Kurdistan Region will join the new government and they will contribute to the development of the region through a strong government, said a Christian lawmaker. The Kurdistan Region has been known as the safe haven fo ...

KRG Devising “New Plan” to Rescue Yezidis as IS Defeated on the Ground

BAS News - 2019-03-24 23:12
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is designing a new plan to locate and free the Yezidis who are still missing after the Islamic State (IS) is physically defeated and it holds no ground. More than 6,000 Yezidi women, men and children were a ...

“They could not enjoy life on the outside.” Meet the doctor helping children traumatised by Daesh to see a positive future

The Global Coalition - 2019-03-13 13:00
Dr. Maysoon Hussein Hadidi is a doctor from Mosul. Her drive and ambition to help children with disabilities was already strong before Daesh occupied her home town. Article “They could not enjoy life on the outside.” Meet the doctor helping children trau ...