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Kurdish PJAK rebels ‘won’t sit idly by’ if U.S. goes to war with Iran: chief

Kurdish PJAK rebels ‘won’t sit idly by’ if U.S. goes to war with Iran: chief

E-Kurd - 2019-05-23 13:55
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) fighters will not “sit idly by” if the U.S. goes to war with Iran, and could form a democratic front against the regime in Tehran, militia chief Zilan Vejin said in comments publish ...
Kurdish PJAK rebels ‘won’t sit idly by’ if U.S. goes to war with Iran: chief - E-Kurd

Former chief judge in Saddam trial says ready to take Iraq’s justice ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-06-02 12:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish Judge Rizgar Mohammed Amin, the former Chief judge in Saddam trial, said on Saturday signaled his willingness to be tapped as Iraqi justice minister in the incomplete cabinet of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Ma ...

Two Kurdish Women Enter EU Parliament

BAS News - 2019-05-27 16:04
ERBIL — Two Kurdish politicians have won the European parliamentary race and they will join the prestigious legislative soon. Ozlem Alev Demiral, 35, is originally from Malatya, in the Kurdish part of Turkey, and she lives in Germany since she was five. ...

Three Kurdish citizens arrested by Sanandaj's Ettelaat

Kurdpa - 2019-05-27 00:55
Kurdpa Agency: Three Kurdish citizens from Sanandaj were detained by intelligence forces and transferred to an unknown location. ...

Retired generals, diplomats warn Trump against Iran war

Waar Media - 2019-05-25 13:07
WAAR_DUHOK A consortium consisting of retired American admirals, generals, ambassadors and senior government executives expressed deep concern Friday over the current escalation with Iran. “A war with Iran, either by choice or miscalculation, would produ ...

PJAK chief: ‘We won’t sit idly by’ if US goes to war with Iran

Rûdaw - 2019-05-22 17:59
PJAK’s fighters regularly attack Iranian border guards and IRGC personnel ...

Guess who doesn't want war with Iran? Trump supporters | Ted Galen Carpenter | Opinion | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-05-19 17:25

Kurdish cinema needs support if it’s ever to reach Cannes

Rûdaw - 2019-05-17 21:13

Death fast activist Topkaya: Isolation is everybody’s problem

ANF - 2019-05-17 16:05
Political prisoner Ahmet Topkaya, who has been on a death fast in the Diyarbakir Type D Prison since April 30, said those who avoid their responsibilities today won’t be able to avoid being held to account by history. ...

Kirkuk: Iraqi Forces Destroy Houses of Four Kurdish Residents

BAS News - 2019-05-17 00:37
ERBIL - Houses of four Kurdish residents in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk were completely destroyed by the Iraqi forces. The incident took place in the neighborhood of Arafa, northwestern Kirkuk, where bulldozers flattened the four houses to th ...

AMEDİYE - TSK'ya ait İHA düştü

Rûdaw - 2019-05-16 21:28
Türkiye'ye ait olduğu tespit edilen İnsansız Hava Aracı'nın (İHA) düşme sebebi henüz öğrenilemedi ...

Kurdish forces crack down on Islamic State fighters in Syria’s Deir al Zor

E-Kurd - 2019-05-16 14:25
DEIR al-ZOR,— U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces said on Wednesday they had begun a campaign against “terrorists” linked to Islamic State in a strategic town in the oil rich eastern province of Deir al Zor that residents and witnesses say has been at the cen ...

U.S. orders some government employees to leave Iraq, Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-15 14:59
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The U.S. State Department on Wednesday ordered the departure of “non-emergency government employees” from Iraq, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said in a statement. Referring to the embassy and the U.S. consulate in Ir ...

Nearly 3,000 Yazidis abducted by Islamic State still missing: KRG official

E-Kurd - 2019-05-13 17:01
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari said on Sunday that 2,913 out of the 6,284 Yazidis who were abducted by Islamic State (IS/ISIS) militants remain missin ...

Airline launches new flights between Netherlands and Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 15:13
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The first direct flights from a Dutch airport in Eindhoven, operated by Turkish company Freebird Airlines, arrived in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region capital of Erbil on Sunday, and in Sulaimani on Monday. During a press c ...

Turkey’s Kurdish Islamic Huda-Par party opens office in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-02 19:26
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Free Cause Party, Hur Dava Party (Huda Par) opened its first foreign representative office in Iraqi Kurdistan region capital city of Erbil, which is controlled by the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Governme ...

Iraqi Kurdistan Islamic religious body issues Fatwa against hunting animals

E-Kurd - 2019-04-29 23:12
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An Islamic religious authority in Iraqi Kurdistan Region on Sunday proclaimed it ‘Haram’ (forbidden) to hunt wild animals and called on citizens to abide by the laws and regulations of the regional government in th ...

Yazidi mothers should decide fate of Islamic State children: Nadia Murad

E-Kurd - 2019-04-29 19:57
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Yazidi survivor and Nobel laureate Nadia Murad issued a video statement on Sunday addressing the Yazidi Spiritual Council decision not to accept children born from rape by Islamic State (ISIS) militants. The Spirit ...

Turkey’s FM Cavusoglu arrives in Iraqi Kurdistan, meets with Kurdish officials

E-Kurd - 2019-04-29 15:54
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan region capital city of Erbil on Sunday night to meet with senior Kurdish leaders. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan B ...

Yazidi spiritual council would welcome children of ISIS rape victims, revokes earlier statement

E-Kurd - 2019-04-28 21:31
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Yazidi (Ezidi) Supreme Spiritual Council has retracted an earlier statement where it said it would welcome back children born to Yazidi women due to rape by Islamic State members. According to the Yazidi faith’ ...

New Generation MP in Iraqi Kurdistan accuses leader of nude video blackmail

E-Kurd - 2019-04-25 01:39
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— New Generation lawmakers in Iraqi Kurdistan parliament on Wednesday accused the party’s leader Shaswar Abdulwahid and factions within the party of attempting to blackmail them by circulating doctored nude videos. N ...