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Kurdish Yezidi Man Shot Dead in Baghdad Apartment

Kurdish Yezidi Man Shot Dead in Baghdad Apartment

BAS News - 2019-06-08 12:05
ERBIL — A Kurdish Yezidi man was found dead at his residence in Iraq’s capital city on Friday. Shamo Darwesh, from Khatari village of al-Qoush in northern Iraq, was killed with multiple bullets at his personal apartment. A family member of Darwesh said a ...
Kurdish Yezidi Man Shot Dead in Baghdad Apartment - BAS News

Massive fire breaks out in Iraq’s Yazidi Sinjar, over 50 families evacuated

E-Kurd - 2019-06-28 23:30
SINJAR, northwest Iraq, A massive fire broke out in Sinjar (Shengal) district in Iraq’s Nineveh province on Friday, setting an Iraqi military barrack and six villages ablaze. Sinjar district is home to hundreds of thousands of the Kurdish-speaking Yazidi ...

Ethiopia army chief shot dead in 'coup bid' attacks

BBC - 2019-06-24 03:10
The chief of staff is shot dead by his own bodyguard in what is described as a regional coup bid. ...

Turkish MIT’s dirty activities in Northern and Eastern Syria

ANF - 2019-06-22 12:11
The Turkish state’s and ISIS’ sleeper cells captured in Northern and Eastern Syria continue with their confessions. The gang member named Musa Salih Hisen El-Ehmed admitted to two murders. ...

Dmytro Tymchuk: Ukrainian MP found shot dead at home

BBC - 2019-06-20 00:01
Politician and military analyst Dmytro Tymchuk was killed with his own pistol, reports suggest. ...

Civilian Gunned Down in Central Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-13 15:53
ERBIL — A man wash shot dead in the public in the Kurdish disputed city of Kirkuk, north of Iraq. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the shooting took place in Arouba district of Kirkuk around noon on Thursday. The perpetrators reportedly ...

Grenade Attack Kills One, Wounds Four in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-06-11 22:13
ERBIL - An Iraqi security man was killed on Tuesday while four others were injured in a grenade attack carried out by a "criminal" in capital Baghdad, a security source said. The incident took place while the security forces were carrying out a military ...

Two Kurdish women in Iran died as hospitals refused to treat them

ANF - 2019-06-09 09:33
In the last 10 days two Kurdish women lost their lives in Iran when hospitals refused to accept them. ...

“ISIS members should be brought to justice in northern Syria”

ANF - 2019-06-08 18:41
Kurdish parties reject the establishment of a court for ISIS terrorists outside Syria, stating that the trial of ISIS terrorists should take place in northern and eastern Syria. ...

Turkey says it has 'neutralized' 43 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

Reuters - 2019-06-08 17:51
Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Saturday a total of 43 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) had been "neutralized" as part of an operation Ankara launched in northern Iraq 13 days ago. ...

More Kurdish farmlands set on fire in Iraq’s Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2019-06-06 15:36
KIRKUK,— Farmlands of Kurdish villagers was set on fire again in Zanqar village in Daquq districts in Kirkuk. Over 150 dunmas (37.0658 acres) of crop lands belonging to the Kurdish farmers were torched in Kakayi populated Zanqar village. “The crop land o ...

Darwin shooting: Four killed in northern Australia

BBC - 2019-06-05 01:55
A man is arrested after several people are shot dead in the northern city of Darwin, police say. ...

New Kurdish film ‘Paykari Dil’ premieres in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-03 21:50
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdish ‘Paykari Dil’ (‘Heart Statue’) film premiered Sunday night in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan. Its actors and actresses walked the red carpet before the movie was premiered and hundreds of filmmakers, ac ...

[PICTURE]: Kurdish Yezidi Girl Liberated from IS in Syria

BAS News - 2019-06-03 15:32
ERBIL — Another Kurdish Yezidi girl has been freed from the grip of Islamic State (IS) in Syria, a member of the family confirmed. Yousra Mustafa Ammi was kidnapped by IS jihadists during the Sinjar massacre back in 2014, the source wrote on Facebook. He ...

New Democratic Kurdish Community Center opened in Malmö

ANF - 2019-06-03 10:58
A new Democratic Kurdish Community Centers has opened in Sweden. The opening in Skåne, Malmö, has been attended by many Kurdish and Swedish people. ...

Utrecht shooting: Three killed as man opens fire in tram in Utrecht in The Netherlands

Scroll - 2019-06-03 00:12

Kurdish Cinema Part IV: Diaspora in film

Rûdaw - 2019-06-02 20:05
The majority of today’s successful Kurdish directors learned their craft abroad ...

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 ...

Young female Afghan journalist shot dead in Kabul

Waar Media - 2019-05-12 17:34
WAAR_DUHOK The targeted killing of a young female journalist in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday sparked unrest among the community. Mina Mangal was shot dead from close range by unknown assailants in the eastern Rehman Baba locality of Kabul on Satu ...

Kurdish Porter Shot Dead by Iranian Forces

BAS News - 2019-05-11 13:22
ERBIL — Iranian border guars killed a Kurdish porter on the border between Iranian Kurdistan and Kurdistan Region on Friday. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights reported that the victim was severely injured and was transferred to a hospital before succu ...