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Drug trade as a weapon of war against self-government

Drug trade as a weapon of war against self-government

ANF - 2019-05-09 15:35
Internal Security Forces have determined that drugs are systematically smuggled out of Turkey and the occupied areas of northern Syria into self-governing areas. ...
Drug trade as a weapon of war against self-government - ANF

The African Union suspends Sudan as a member country

ANF - 2019-06-08 10:07
After Monday's bloody repression of a civil protest camp in Khartoum, the African Union has suspended Sudan as a member country. ...

Shengal institutions protest the murder of Yazidi man

ANF - 2019-06-07 14:47
Institutions in Shengal issued a statement against the murder of Emin Salih as a result of Turkish state attacks and called on Iraq and Kurdistan Regional Government to object to Turkey’s attacks. ...

HDP Suruç Council member Karak detained

ANF - 2019-05-16 09:28
Suruç Municipality Council member Abdurrezak Karak was detained as a result of a raid carried out by police on his house. ...

3 terrorists were arrested with their weapons

SDF Press - 2019-05-14 19:28
Deir Zour- One of the Internal Security Forces’ checkpoint in the countryside of Hajin region in Deir Zour city was attacked by a terrorist cell, as a result of the clashes two members of the Internal Security Forces lost their lives while the members of ...

Barzani: Laila Kassem Is a Ssymbol Of Kurdish Struggle

Waar Media - 2019-05-12 17:34
WAAR_DUHOK President Massoud Barzani said on Sunday; that Laila Kassem is a model of struggle and the Kurdish personality that sacrificed for its cause. A statement was issued by Barzani on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the execution of the Kur ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Threatens to Declare Anti-US War If It Targets Iran

BAS News - 2019-05-08 20:40
ERBIL - Pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi has threatened to declare war against the United States if the western country targets Iran as Washington has recently deployed reinforcements to the Middle East. The threatenings were made by Jabar al-Ma'mouri, a Hash ...

28 violations against journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan in first four months of 2019: watchdog

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 20:46
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— There were at least 28 cases of violations against journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan region in the first four months of 2019, according to statistics kept by a media watchdog group. Statistics from the Metro Center for J ...

Over a Dozen of IS Jihadists Killed in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-05-07 20:21
ERBIL - Over a dozen of Islamic State (IS) jihadists have been killed during an operation in the Iraqi western province of Anbar. Iraqi Ministry of Defense explained in a statement that a fighter jet was targeted with gunfire in Qaem city, in Anbar, wher ...

“Sadness, disappointment and rage consumed me.” Peace activist and journalist Suha Oda used writing as a way to combat Daesh and their rule.

The Global Coalition - 2019-05-06 18:21
In 2014 when Suha Oda was forced to flee Mosul due to the Daesh invasion, she was overwhelmed by the situation. Article “Sadness, disappointment and rage consumed me.” Peace activist and journalist Suha Oda used writing as a way to combat Daesh and their ...

A citizen from Karamah city west of Iran (Kurdistan region) is sentenced to prison

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2019-05-05 14:28
KMMK: Danial Darab Khani, a resident of Kermanshah, was sentenced to a year in prison by a division of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of the Islamic Republic of Iran on charges of acting against national security. This citizen was arrested by Islamic ...

Monday Announced as First Day of Ramadan in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-04 20:02
ERBIL — A high Islamic committee has announced that Monday (6th May) will be the first day for Muslim’s holy month of Ramadan. The committee made the announcement after observations on Saturday. Counterpart committees in Iraq also agreed that this year’s ...

Iraq: Over 200 Violations Against Journalists Recorded in One Year

BAS News - 2019-05-03 19:48
ERBIL - Iraq’s Journalistic Freedom Observatory (JFO) revealed on Friday, which marks World Press Freedom Day, that over 200 violations were committed against journalists in the country in one year only. According to a statement by the JFO, a copy of whi ...

Syrian journalist sees journalism as a weapon to fight Daesh’s return

The Global Coalition - 2019-04-30 20:16
As a journalist from Raqqa, Rawad Mafdi was constantly under threat from Daesh. Even after liberation, the threat of Daesh’s return still torments him. Article Syrian journalist sees journalism as a weapon to fight Daesh’s return Appeared first on The Gl ...

Yezidi spiritual leaders clarify children of ISIS rape won’t be accepted

Rûdaw - 2019-04-27 19:52
"We did not mean the children born as a result of rape at all" ...

“Turkey wants to occupy more areas in northern Syria”

ANF - 2019-04-22 16:44
Co-chair of the Kobanê People's Council, Merwa Dirêi, says that the policy of the Turkish state against the Kurds is not new and that Ankara's Neo-Ottoman policy is meant to occupy more areas in northern Syria. ...

FARC mourned killing of 7-month-old baby

ANF - 2019-04-17 11:53
Samuel Gonzalez died as a result of an attack against his father, former FARC guerrilla Carlos Enrique Gonzalez. ...

The Kurdistan Tribune: Iran: 40 Years Under a Regime of Destruction

Justice for Kurds - 2019-04-16 06:17
Iran’s mullah’s and their despotic regime are celebrating forty years in power. When the Shah of Iran left Iran in 1978 and handed over to Shahpoor Bhaktiar, it was a final concession made to stop Iran’s destruction. Ayatollah Khomeini was still in France ...

Iran: 40 Year Under a Regime of Destruction

Kurdistantribune - 2019-04-15 17:01
By Arian Mufid: Iran’s mullah’s and their despotic regime are celebrating forty years on power. When the Shah of Iran left Iran in 1978 and handed over to Shahpoor Bhaktiar, it was a final concession made to stop Iran’s destruction. Ayatollah Khomeini was ...

Anbar: Separate Blasts Wound Two People

BAS News - 2019-04-10 21:54
ERBIL - At least two people were injured in the Iraqi province of Anbar on Wednesday as a result of separate bomb attacks in the city. According to a statement by the Security Media Cell, three explosive charges exploded in different areas of the distric ...

Averting a Full-blown War in Libya

International Crisis Group - 2019-04-10 20:04
Fighting between forces loyal to Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and allies of the UN-backed government in Tripoli threatens a bloodbath and a regional proxy war. Libya’s international partners should urgently take steps to avoid a major battle and get both ...