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Body of Kurdish martyr given to his family after three years

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. ...
Body of Kurdish martyr given to his family after three years - ANF

Dozens of Kurdish Yezidi Families to Return from Syria to Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-06-16 13:06
ERBIL — Several Kurdish Yezidi families, whom were displaced from their hometowns after the Islamic State (IS) massacre in 2014, are expected to return to Sinjar in the nearest future, said an official. In August 2014, IS attacked Sinjar where it killed ...

Guerrilla Akdag’s body recovered after 14 months

ANF - 2019-06-12 16:23
The body of Ferdi Akdag, who lost his life in the Amanos mountains, was handed over to his family after 14 months. ...

Crops of Kurdish Residents Burned in Daquq

BAS News - 2019-05-30 00:06
ERBIL - In addition to several other incidents in the past few weeks, more farms of Kurdish residents in the disputed district of Daquq, southern Kirkuk province, were set on fire on Wednesday night by unknown men. BasNews has learned from locals that th ...

Turkish lawyers’ group says foreign ministry staff tortured in custody

Reuters - 2019-05-28 21:19
Five Turkish foreign ministry staff detained last week on suspicion of links to a failed coup three years ago have said they have been tortured and mistreated in custody, the Ankara Lawyers' Bar Association said on Tuesday. ...

Young Kurdish Man Gunned Down in Central Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-27 13:23
ERBIL — A group of armed men opened fire at a young Kurdish man in the early hours on Monday in Kirkuk and killed him instantly. A family member of the victim said “Jum’aa Yousif” was shot dead at around 02:00 am while walking to his home in Panja Ali ne ...

Body of Kurdish Child Found in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2019-05-22 00:12
ERBIL - The body of a Kurdish child was found in the disputed town of Khanaqin on Tuesday afternoon, a civil activist confirmed. Talking to BasNews, Sarwar Ali, a civil activist in the area, said that the body was found in the village of Aliyawa, in Khan ...

The persecution of government troops led to the death of a Kurdish tradesman

Kurdpa - 2019-05-19 19:48
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish tradesman from Saqez due to the persecution of government troops, his car met an accident and lost his life. ...

Kirkuk: Farms of Kurdish Residents Set on Fire by Unknown Men

BAS News - 2019-05-19 12:18
ERBIL - A fire was set overnight on Saturday to a number of farms belonging to the Kurdish residents in the town of Dubz, southwest of Kirkuk. According to the information BasNews has learned, the incident occurred in the village of Qaradar, where uniden ...

‘Great leeway’ given to journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan, government says

E-Kurd - 2019-05-18 11:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari has said that a great deal of leeway is given to journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in accordance with the journalism law. ...

IED Blast Kills Kurdish Teacher near Khanaqin

BAS News - 2019-05-17 14:23
ERBIL — A Kurdish teacher and resident of Mubarak village lost his life after an IED went off on Friday. Nabil Akbar Kakakhan, 40, was driving through the village at around 06:30 when an IED hit his vehicle, a local source confirmed to BasNews. Kakakhan ...

Turkey allows lawyers to visit jailed Kurdish rebel leader

FOX News - 2019-05-16 18:10
Turkey's justice minister says imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan will be allowed regular visits by his lawyers to his island prison. ...

Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm completes build

Waar Media - 2019-05-16 13:30
WAAR_DUHOK Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm Beatrice has seen all of its 84 wind turbines installed after three years of construction, project partner SSE Renewables announced on Wednesday. The total installed capacity of 588 megawatts for the Beatr ...

The mine survivor supporting his family from his home

The Global Coalition - 2019-05-15 19:39
When northern Aleppo was liberated from Daesh, Issa Al- Issa was finally free to return home. But he was not free of Daesh’s brutal legacy. A mine blast near his home meant he lost both his arms. Article The mine survivor supporting his family from his h ...

No News about the Fate of Kurdish Teacher and Religious Activist

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-14 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): There is still no news about the fate of Yaser Amini Azar, the mathematics teacher and religious activists, who was arrested four days ago despite the repeated enquiries of his family about his whereabouts. This teac ...

Turkey, Russia Considering Deployment to Tel Rifaat in Northern Syria

BAS News - 2019-05-05 11:03
ERBIL — Turkish and Russian authorities are taking into consideration the possibility of deploying forces to the border areas Tel Rifaat in northern Syria, where the US-backed Kurdish forces are in control. The measures come a day after Turkey confirmed ...

Saqezi Kolbar's body was found after a three-month in heights of Baneh's border

Kurdpa - 2019-05-03 00:42
Kurdpa Agency: The body of a Kurdish Kolbar from Saqez, which was disappeared three months ago in pursuit of the government military in the Baneh's heights, was found. ...

Female activists call to increase number of women in new Kurdistan government

E-Kurd - 2019-04-30 13:57
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Dozens of female activists held a press conference in Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil on Monday to urge the Kurdistan Parliament to make sure that there is an increase in the number of women holding official posit ...