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Iraqi TV drama back after 7 years, just in time for Ramadan

Iraqi TV drama back after 7 years, just in time for Ramadan

Rûdaw - 2019-05-05 21:59
“Culture is life, and Daesh is death. So we must face death with life” ...
Iraqi TV drama back after 7 years, just in time for Ramadan - Rûdaw

Body of Kurdish martyr given to his family after three years

ANF - 2019-05-22 17:13
Hüseyin Ecer fell three years ago in the resistance for self-government in northern Kurdistan. Only now did his family receive the corpse. ...

The Iraqi orphan: Finding mum after 30 years

BBC - 2019-05-19 00:29
Amar was brought to the UK following a napalm attack - for three decades he thought his mother was dead. ...

Legal battle over Operation Fast and Furious documents ends after 7 years [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-05-17 08:26

Seehofer: We won’t take back ISIS members en masse

ANF - 2019-05-13 14:12
Interior Minister Seehofer spoke about the German citizen ISIS members captured by the YPG and said, “We will take them back after investigating them one by one and ascertaining their identity, but I am against bringing them back en masse.” ...

Hawija: Bodies of Hundreds of People Killed by IS Yet to be Recovered

BAS News - 2019-05-11 22:41
ERBIL - Bodies of hundreds of people who were killed by the Islamic State (IS) in Hawija (some 55 kilometers southwest Kirkuk) in the past few years are yet to be recovered due to restrictions by the Iraqi forces. The extremists killed 7,000 to 8,000 peo ...

Iraqi authorities ban and arresting people wearing shorts in Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2019-05-11 17:38
KIRKUK,— Iraqi Security Forces in Kirkuk are arresting anyone seen wearing jean shorts or ripped jeans, a police spokesperson said on Saturday. Colonel Afrasyaw Kamel, a spokesperson for Kirkuk Police, told K24 TV the decision to ban jean shorts and ripp ...

Man hangs his own daughter in Iraqi Kurdistan over her love relationship

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 20:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A young Kurdish girl was hanged to death earlier on Saturday in Iraqi Kurdistan region reportedly after her father found out about her love relationship. Speaking to BasNews, Erbil Police Chief Abdulkhaliq Talaat, ...

For the first time After 8 years lawyers are allowed to visit Ocalan

Waar Media - 2019-05-06 18:36
WAAR_DUHOK 8 years after lawyers barred from visiting Abdullah Ocalan the Turkish government allows the lawyers to visit Ocalan in the İmrali Prison. Abdullah Ocalan’s office has announced that they have met Abdullah Ocalan in Imrali prison. They added t ...

Why ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his presence known after 5 years | ORF

Orfonline - 2019-05-01 21:13

Kurdish man who shot himself live on Facebook in Iraqi Kurdistan dies

E-Kurd - 2019-05-01 15:15
AKRE, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A civilian who shot himself while broadcasting a video live on Facebook on Tuesday night has succumbed to his injuries, a hospital official said in Akre city in Iraqi Kurdistan. Hakim Goran died from injuries sustained in ...

Mother sentenced to 7 years in prison for speech at son’s funeral

ANF - 2019-04-30 14:16
Besra Erol, mother of Evrim Deniz Erol who had been killed in the Suruc Massacre, was arrested for a speech she gave in the funeral ceremony for her son. ...

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. ...

Opening the Center of Culture and Arts in Raqqa City

SDF Press - 2019-04-29 23:25
Raqqa –The Culture and Art Committee of the civil council of Raqqa, opened the Culture and Arts Center in the city, after four years of is closure. The opening ceremony began with a minute of silence in the memory of the martyrs` lives. The ministry of cu ...

NBA: Nuggets beat Spurs in Game 7, advance to West semis

Waar Media - 2019-04-28 23:44
WAAR_DUHOK The Denver Nuggets have beaten the San Antonio Spurs 90-86 at home on Saturday night to advance to Western Conference semi-finals in NBA Playoffs. The series decider Game 7 was played in Pepsi Center, the only game seven in the first round ser ...

Seders, Settlements, and Samoa

E-Kurd - 2019-04-22 02:19
Gerald A. Honigman | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Just in time for this year’s Passover Seder–the retelling of the ancient story and the festive meal Jews have celebrated for millennia commemorating the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Exodus’s account of the flight fro ...

HDP re-wins in Erciş after 7 days of vote recount

ANF - 2019-04-09 22:09
HDP has again achieved victory in Erciş district of Van where votes were recounted for the last 7 days. ...

UK: New law requires PM to ask EU for Brexit extension

Waar Media - 2019-04-09 12:24
WAAR_DUHOK Legislation to delay Brexit and avoid a no-deal crash-out from the European Union became law late Monday after clearing all stages in both houses of Britain’s parliament and receiving Royal Assent. The new law requires British Prime Minister T ...