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Turkey banned Nuce Ciwan News Agency for 27th time

Turkey banned Nuce Ciwan News Agency for 27th time

ANF - 2019-04-18 15:23
Nuce Ciwan News Agency has been banned for the 27th time in Turkey as part of the censorship attacks by the Turkish state. ...
Turkey banned Nuce Ciwan News Agency for 27th time  - ANF

Kurdish hunger strikes for Ocalan to continue in Turkey: KCK

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 20:46
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Kurdish hunger strikes are set to continue in Turkey’s prisons and internationally as part of a struggle by the “whole of humanity” against the continued isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. A statement from th ...

Turkey’s jailed Kurdish leader Ocalan meets lawyers for first time since 2011

E-Kurd - 2019-05-06 18:57
ISTANBUL,— The Kurdish leader of Turkey’s militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, has met his lawyers for the first time in eight years, one of them said on Monday. “This is the first meeting with the lawyers since 2011. The meeting last ...

Lawyers Meet PKK Leader Ocalan for First Time in 7 Years

BAS News - 2019-05-06 14:39
ERBIL — Lawyers were allowed to meet the jailed leader of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan for the first time since 2011. The meeting took place on 2nd May on Turkey’s Imrali Island, where the Kurdish politician is being held since 1999, ac ...

IS leader appears in video for first time in 5 years

FOX News - 2019-04-30 06:47
The leader of the Islamic State group has appeared for the first time in 5 years in a video released by the extremist group's propaganda arm. ...

Man Suspected of Rigging IDs for IS Members Arrested in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-27 14:41
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces announced on Friday that they had arrested a man who is suspected of forging documents and ID cards for members of the Islamic State (IS). Iraq’s Interior Ministry said the man had provided fake IDs and citizenship declarati ...

Turkey's election board rejects objection for decree-dismissed voters | Devdiscourse News

Devdiscourse - 2019-04-23 17:07

Macron assures Kurdish envoy for support against jihadists, Turkey condemns move | Devdiscourse News

Devdiscourse - 2019-04-22 14:08

Sulaimaniya: Victim's Family Demands Death Penalty for the Killers

BAS News - 2019-04-20 23:47
ERBIL - The family members of a victim, who had been murdered by a group of criminals in the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province, are demanding the death penalty for the killers. Earlier last week, the security forces in Sulaimaniya published a confe ...

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 ...

Turkey’s electoral Council confirms ban on Kurdish elected officials

E-Kurd - 2019-04-19 10:55
ANKARA,— Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Council on Thursday upheld a ban on candidates from a pro-Kurdish party taking office after they won local elections, state news agency Anadolu reported. The council, known by its Turkish initials YSK, last week decide ...

Iran FM visits Damascus for talks with Syria’s Assad

Waar Media - 2019-04-16 12:23
WAAR_DUHOK Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif arrived in Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday, according to the official IRNA news agency. Zarif is scheduled to meet with Bashar al-Assad and other top regime officials during the visit. The top diplomat’s ...

Summoning the Managing Editor of the analytical news agency "Salam Paveh" to the Pave's Prosecutor

Kurdpa - 2019-04-14 13:59
Kurdpa Agency: The director and management of the analytical news agency "Salam Paveh" were summoned to the Pave Public Prosecutor's Office. ...

North Korea’s Kim ready for third summit with Trump

Waar Media - 2019-04-14 10:39
WAAR_DUHOK If the U.S. offers a plan by the end of 2019 that both countries can accept, North Korea’s leader can again meet with the U.S. president to continue diplomatic efforts towards peace, official North Korean news agency KCNA reported on Saturday. ...

Israeli Jets Attack Iranian Targets in Syria

BAS News - 2019-04-13 13:36
ERBIL - Israeli warplanes attacked the Iranian targets near the province of Hama in Syria on Saturday, with casualties reported, state media said. The Syrian Arab News Agency cited military sources as saying that the Israeli jets targeted "one of our mil ...

Turkey fails to win green light for safe zone at Syria summit

Al Monitor - 2019-04-11 17:42

Creativity Flourishes as Mosul’s Fine Arts College Officially Opens

BAS News - 2019-04-11 15:54
MOSUL (UNDP) — The newly-rehabilitated College of Fine Arts at Mosul University was officially opened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Government of Iraq. The College, ...

Turkey is Ready for Another Military Operation in Syria: Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-04-08 16:33
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that his country’s army was ready to conduct another military operation into neighboring Syria. Erdogan has been threatening to kick off the offensive so to remove the Kurdish forces from its ...

Nûçe Ciwan Agency closed for the 26th time

ANF - 2019-04-02 09:53
Court in Ankara ordered closure of Youth News Agency. ...

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 ...

Yezidi Boy Recalls Horrific Story After Surviving IS in Baghouz

BAS News - 2019-03-26 14:11
ERBIL — A young Yezidi boy who has recently been freed from the Islamic State (IS) in Syria’s Baghouz says the jihadists were preparing him and many other children for suicide attacks before they were rescued. Mazin Salim was abducted by IS in August 201 ...