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Women Camp in Southern France

Women Camp in Southern France

ANF - 2019-04-19 14:50
Members of the Kurdish women's council and commune are gathering at a camp in southern France called “Kurdish women organized in the philosophy of freedom.” ...
Women Camp in Southern France - ANF

A Way Out of Latin America’s Impasse over Venezuela

International Crisis Group - 2019-05-15 16:24
In recent years Venezuela’s political and economic implosion has become a major headache for much of Latin America. Regional governments should seek to find common ground and coordinate their efforts with the EU’s International Contact Group to push for ...

Trump to honor Tiger Woods with medal of freedom award

Waar Media - 2019-05-05 16:03
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump will bestow the Presidential Medal of Freedom on golf legend Tiger Woods, the White House announced Thursday. The invitation-only event will take place Monday in the White House Rose Garden, spokeswoman Sarah Sander ...

US, Turkey Work on Trump’s Visit: Source

BAS News - 2019-05-02 16:23
ERBIL — Ankara and Washington are working on a possible visit of US President Donald Trump to Turkey later this year, media reports revealed. "We are working on alternative dates including July for Trump's visit,” local media quoted a presidential source ...

People smile in Tabqa in third year of freedom

ANF - 2019-05-01 18:01
Arabs, Kurds and Christians are happy and smiling in Tabqa as the city prepares to celebrate the third year of freedom. ...

140 villages in Bradost appeal to UN against Turkey

ANF - 2019-04-23 13:47
A letterwas sent to the international community, the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan regional government in the name of 140 villages in Southern Kurdistan’s Bradost region demanding the Turkish soldiers leave the region. ...

Solidarity with the hunger strikers in Reims and Newport

ANF - 2019-04-20 12:00
Two actions in solidarity with the hunger strikers in Reims, France and Newport, Wales. ...

Thousands of Foreign Children Held in Syria: UN

BAS News - 2019-04-18 23:20
ERBIL - Thousands of foreign children, alongside 75,000 other people, are stuck in a camp in northeastern Syria, an UN official revealed on Thursday. "Children should be treated first and foremost as victims. Any solutions must be decided on the basis of ...

Überschwemmung und Ignoranz verschärfen das Leid der Flüchtlinge

ANF - 2019-04-18 01:00
Die Flüchtlinge im Erîş-Camp in Nordostsyrien leiden schwer unter den Folgen der Überschwemmung und der Ignoranz der Hilfsorganisationen. ...

Inspired by real-life women warriors in Kurdistan, movie collapses under the weight of its own noble intentions - SFGate

Sfgate - 2019-04-17 17:21

Two hunger strikers in Strasbourg hospitalized

ANF - 2019-04-13 16:51
Two of the fourteen activists on indefinite hunger strike in Strasbourg, France have been hospitalized. ...

HPG reports Turkish air raids in southern Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-04-13 13:52
The Turkish state continues its war against the Kurdish people within and beyond its borders. ...

Mass grave with Kurdish Anfal victims found in southern Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-04-13 11:22
SAMAWAH, southern Iraq,— Local authorities from a southern Iraqi province began on Friday the exhumation of a mass grave containing bodies of Kurds believed to have been killed during the former Baathist regime’s deadly Anfal campaign against the Kurds. ...

Team finds over 300 Kurdish Anfal victims in southern Iraqi mass grave

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-13 06:58

The HDP and the Turkish elections

Green Left Weekly - 2019-04-12 17:49
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) suffered a historic defeat in Turkey’s local elections that even they could not spin as a victory. Following the AKP’s loss of the three biggest economic centres of Istanbul, Izmir and ...

Latest in hunger strikes in Southern Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-04-12 16:47
Nasir Yagiz’s indefinite non-alternating hunger strike in Hewler is on day 143, while Fadile Tok continues her hunger strike in Maxmur on day 83. The alternating hunger strikes also continue with new groups. ...

Woman’s Council was opened in El-bo Asi village

SDF Press - 2019-04-12 06:19
Al-Tabqa- The Woman’s administration in Al-Tebqa region opened woman’s council in El-bo Asi village today. The committee of woman and martyrs families represented both the Legislative Council and the Executive Council and attended the opening ceremony. In ...

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 […] ...

Karim Sinjari conducts meeting between the Ministry’s High Council and Board of Reform

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-03-21 20:33
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On March 10, 2019, Karim Sinjari (KRG Minister of Interior and acting Minister of Peshmerga) conducted between the Ministry of Peshmerga’s High Council and Board of Reform in Erbil. The meeting was attended by Sarbast ...

YJA Star: 2019 is the Newroz for freedom and women’s resistance

ANF - 2019-03-21 15:51
YJA Star Central Headquarters Command said, “Newroz 2019 will be the Newroz of freedom” and called all women to gather around the bonfire of the new day of struggle and to meet in the freedom halay. ...

KCK message for Qandil Newroz: This is the spring of freedom

ANF - 2019-03-21 14:30
KCK sent a message to the Newroz celebrations in Binare Qandil with thousands of attendants. The message said: “This is the spring of freedom.” ...