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Two years of the Civil Council of Raqqa

Two years of the Civil Council of Raqqa

ANF - 2019-04-18 17:46
Two years have passed since the founding of the Civil Council of Raqqa. Despite limited possibilities, the Civil Council has been able to implement important projects. ...
Two years of the Civil Council of Raqqa - ANF

Summaries to lift immunities for 21 MPs including Leyla Güven

ANF - 2019-05-15 13:02
Summaries of proceedings demanding the lifting of immunities for 21 MPs including Leyla Guven has been sent to the Parliamentary Presidency. ...

Two Members of Kurdish Political Party Killed near Khanaqin

BAS News - 2019-05-13 14:30
ERBIL — A group of armed men attacked a village near Khanaqin overnight on Sunday and killed two members of Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party, an official confirmed. Khanaqin is a Kurdish town disputed between Kurdistan Region and Iraq. It is under th ...

No News Over the Fate of Kurdish Detained Prisoner

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-09 02:01
Kurdish Human Rights Network (KHRN): Although five months have passed since the transfer of the Kurdish civilian “Shakir Behroozi” residing at Morghoor Region of Orumiyeh from Orumiyeh Central Prison to the detention centre of the Islamic Revolutionary Gu ...

The engineers of Raqqa form their syndicate in a conference

SDF Press - 2019-04-28 01:09
Raqqa- Under the slogan “With the help of our engineers, we are building our city”, the second conference of the Chamber of Engineers of Raqqa was held on Saturday in the city with the aim of establishing the rules of procedure and forming the offices of ...

HDP celebrates 121st anniversary of the Kurdish press

ANF - 2019-04-22 11:19
121 years have passed since Mîqdad Mîdhed Bedirxan started the publication of Kurdistan Newspaper, the first Kurdish newspaper in Cairo on 22 April 1898. ...

The old bridge was opened in Raqqa city.

SDF Press - 2019-04-21 22:02
Raqqa – the civil council in Raqqa opened the old bridge in Raqqa city today. A large popular crowd attended the opening ceremony. The opening ceremony began with a minute of silence in memory of the martyrs’ lives, followed by speeches. Hassan Mustafa th ...

Baghdad Appeals to Neighbors to Help Reconstruct of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-20 15:53
ERBIL — Iraq is appealing to the neighboring countries to help the process of reconstruction of the country after years of a devastating war against terror. Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi delivered a speech at the beginning of a summit in ...

Iraq: Two Dozens of IS Insurgents Killed, Captured in Separate Operations

BAS News - 2019-04-19 18:31
ERBIL - A couple of dozens of Islamic State (IS) insurgents were either killed or captured in separate military operations in north and west of the country, the Iraqi Security Media Cell said on Friday. The center explained in a statement that their forc ...

The relations office of Syrian Democratic Forces reconciles with Sharabiyan clan

SDF Press - 2019-04-18 20:51
Hasaka – In cooperation with the Senate council the relations office of Syrian Democratic Forces managed to resolve the issue of the death of the child Saadoun al-Bader a member of the Sharabiyan clan. The child was killed by a stray bullet about a year a ...

Three health centers which work for free opened in the western countryside of Raqa

SDF Press - 2019-04-17 00:52
Raqa – The Health Committee of the civil council of Raqa opened three health centers in the western countryside of Raqa, in Abu Qubayeh, Kadiran and Qahtaniyah. A delegation from the health committee, the council of martyrs families, the office of handica ...

Italy to expel 54 Ajax fans ahead of Juventus match

Waar Media - 2019-04-16 12:23
WAAR_DUHOK Italy will expel 54 Dutch Ajax fans after they were found to be in possession of weapons a day before the team’s Champions League clash against Juventus, the country’s Interior Ministry said Monday. Police stopped two buses of Ajax supporters ...

Ending the Yemen Quagmire: Lessons for Washington from Four Years of War

International Crisis Group - 2019-04-15 14:41
Two successive U.S. administrations have backed the Saudi-led coalition’s intervention in Yemen, helping deepen the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Congress should continue pressing the White House to end this support, while working to strengthen its ...

Municipality of people launch a pesticide spraying campaign

SDF Press - 2019-04-15 01:38
Raqqa – the municipality of people in the neighborhoods of Raqqa city launched a campaign to spray pesticides in order to prevent diseases which is caused by flying and crawling harmful insects. Firas Ibrahim the director of pesticide department explained ...

“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 ...

The office of organizing Councils met with the Local Councils

SDF Press - 2019-04-14 21:00
Raqqa – The Office of organizing councils held an extensive meeting in Raqqa civil council for all the local councils which exist in the city and its countryside in order to discuss the last developments and study the projects that will be presented in th ...

Syria: Mass Grave of IS Victims Discovered

BAS News - 2019-04-12 00:07
ERBIL - A mass grave of victims of the Islamic State (IS), including nearly two dozens of bodies, was discovered on Thursday in eastern Syria. The grave was found in the town of Mayadeen, eastern Deir ez-Zor province, which included 23 bodies, field sour ...

Arrest of a Kurdish woman in Maku and transfer to Khoy Prison

Kurdpa - 2019-04-07 08:42
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish woman from the city of Maku has been transferred to the Khoy Prison after being interrogated at the Urmia Ettelaat Detention Center. ...

“Am I able to live in this destroyed city?” The exiled teacher who returned to Raqqa determined to protect the city’s youth from Daesh — meet Mona Freij

The Global Coalition - 2019-04-03 11:25
“Daesh raided our house,” says Mona Freij, 43, an activist, social worker and English teacher from the Syrian city of Raqqa. “God didn’t will that I die yet. I was able to get away and reached Turkey.” Article “Am I able to live in this destroyed city?” ...

Iraq to Receive Thousands of IS Suspects from SDF Soon

BAS News - 2019-03-26 22:51
ERBIL - Iraq is expected to receive thousands of Islamic State (IS) suspects from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the near future as the militant group has been declared fully defeated in neighboring Syria. The SDF will hand over nearly ...

Afshin Sheikholeslami Mother: I am Waiting for the Release of My Son by Newroz

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-20 02:00
Kurdish Human Rights Network (KHRN): Afshin Sheikholeslami Vatani, the environmental activist who was arrested On Sunday, February 17 by security forces in Sanandaj, has been able to make a brief call to his mother. However, his family is still unaware of ...