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Peace in Kurdistan Campaign writes to UK Foreign Secretary

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign writes to UK Foreign Secretary

ANF - 2019-04-16 08:46
The letter has been signed by Peace in Kurdistan, Democratic Kurdish Peoples’ Assembly UK, Roj Women Assembly, Kurdistan National Congress. ...
Peace in Kurdistan Campaign writes to UK Foreign Secretary - ANF

Kuwait to fund reconstruction of Iraq border crossing

Waar Media - 2019-05-12 17:34
WAAR_DUHOK Kuwait will fund the reconstruction of a main border crossing with Iraq, the Iraqi authorities said Sunday. In a statement, the Border Crossing Authority said a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the two countries to pre ...

Leyla Güven: 168 day on hunger strike

ANF - 2019-04-24 08:38
The hunger strike resistance led by Leyla Güven has been joined by thousands in Kurdish and Turkish prisons as well as in many European cities. ...

Death toll in Sri Lanka roars to 290

Waar Media - 2019-04-22 12:42
WAAR_DUHOK Death toll from the multiple explosions targeting on churches and hotels has risen to 290 in Sri Lanka, according to local media on early Monday. According to Australian Broadcasting Corporation, a total of 290 people were killed and over 500 ...

Four Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with Kurdish PKK: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-04-20 16:25
ISTANBUL,— Four Turkish soldiers were killed on Friday in clashes with Kurdish fighters from from Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) near the border with Iraqi Kurdistan, Turkey’s Defence Ministry said on Saturday. Demiroren News Agency said a military base h ...

At Rojava university in Syrian Kurdistan, Kurds build their own future

E-Kurd - 2019-04-17 17:37
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Which university to attend? For Fatmah, a Kurdish college student in Syrian Kurdistan [northern Syria], it had been an especially difficult choice. The daughter of a welder and a housewife, she dreamed of studying constructio ...

Open Letter to UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Kurdistantribune - 2019-04-16 06:15
Dear Foreign Secretary, We write to express our deep concern over the UK government’s position in its relations with Turkey as the human rights situation inside the country continues to deteriorate rapidly. In particular, we seek to urgently draw your att ...

Canada Welcomes Election of First Woman Speaker to Kurdistan Parliament

BAS News - 2019-04-15 12:04
ERBIL — Head of Embassy Office of Canada in Erbil, Nancy Bergeron, met with newly elected speaker of Kurdistan Region Parliament Speaker Vala Farid to discuss the latest developments in the region. According to parliament’s official website, Bergeron hig ...

“Farhad Salehi”director general and “Salam Paveh” secretary of the analytical press center was summoned to the Paveh County Public Prosecutor’s Office.

Roji Kurd - 2019-04-15 00:01
“Salam Paveh” the secretary of the intelligence news agency has been informed by telephone that he needs to introduce some details to the Paveh prosecutor’s office. Due to the summons of the director of the analytical news portal “Salam Paveh” no precise ...

Ebola death toll in DR Congo rises to 698

Waar Media - 2019-04-14 16:22
WAAR_DUHOK The death toll from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 698 since the start of an outbreak last July, the country’s Health Ministry said Thursday. A total of 43 people died of Ebola in the last four days, according to ...

Kurdish Security Chief, IICO Review Humanitarian Aid to IDPs in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-14 13:11
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, received on Sunday a delegation from the International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) to discuss the humanitarian aid to the IDPs and refugees sheltered in the Kurdistan Re ...

Iraqi Kurdistan situation reached a point like Sudan, Algeria: New Generation

E-Kurd - 2019-04-11 19:04
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The New Generation Movement said on Thursday that the situation in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, which has been governed by a ruling duopoly for the last 28 years, has reached a point where people take will begin taking to ...

Sudan’s Bashir Steps Down As President: Military

Waar Media - 2019-04-11 12:19
WAAR_DUHOK Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has stepped down, military sources claimed on Thursday in the wake of continued calls for his resignation. A transitional government has been formed by the army in order to rule the country in the upcoming peri ...

Kurdistan Parliament Expected to Vote on Presidency Law

BAS News - 2019-04-10 11:15
ERBIL — The parliament of Kurdistan Region is set to convene today (10th April) to vote on the amendment of Presidency Law. The leading Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) previously presented the amendment that allows the legis ...

Sinn Féin seeks to enshrine neutrality in the constitution

ANF - 2019-04-10 08:34
Sinn Féin TD’s prepared to table a bill seeking a referendum that, if passed, would see Ireland’s policy of neutrality enshrined in the constitution. ...

Kazakhstan To Hold Early Presidential Elections in June

Waar Media - 2019-04-09 12:24
WAAR_DUHOK Kazakhstan will go for early presidential elections on June 9, the country’s acting president announced on Tuesday. “I have decided to hold presidential elections on June 9,” Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said in a televised address to the nation. Tok ...

Nepotism Turns Into Work Discrimination in Kurdistan of Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-04-09 11:10
Araz Barwari | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Nepotism means considering and favoring friends, relatives and family members for hiring to all kind of work positions in your business entity. And it is not illegal in most cases around the globe. And even promoting ...

British Human Rights Lawyer Owen: Support the hunger strikers

ANF - 2019-04-04 11:14
British international human rights lawyer Margaret Owen OBE has started a 5-day hunger strike in the Democratic Kurdish Community Centre in London. ...

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 ...

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. ...