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Mother waiting for her son in HPG custody for four years

Mother waiting for her son in HPG custody for four years

ANF - 2019-06-09 13:07
The HPG have 12 soldiers and police in their custody. One of them is Sergeant Semih Özbey. His mother complains that she has been called to patience by the Turkish government for four years, but nothing is happening. ...
Mother waiting for her son in HPG custody for four years - ANF

KDP surrenders five hills in Zakho to the Turkish army

ANF - 2019-06-24 10:08
While the Turkish state’s invasion attacks in South Kurdistan continue, KDP peshmergas have surrendered five more hills in Zakho to the Turkish army after abandoning six other positions in Kanimasi to Turkish forces. ...

US Envoy for Iran Heads to Middle East

BAS News - 2019-06-20 02:24
ERBIL - US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook has been scheduled to travel to the Middle East on Wednesday to discuss "Iran's regional aggression," with officials in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain. The State Depa ...

Environmentalist: The Turkish state must stop burning forests

ANF - 2019-06-17 11:52
Environmental activist Güner Yanlıç calls on the Turkish government to stop the destruction of forests for "security reasons" and to take measures to put out forest fires. ...

Kiwi-Kurdish lawyer on her work in human rights and advocacy for Kurds

Rûdaw - 2019-06-15 18:29
Recipient of the Harvard Satter Human Rights Fellowship, Gardi is currently collecting evidence on the Yazidi genocide ...

Jerusalem's main entrance to be shuttered for three years starting next month -- report | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-06-12 20:16

Cultural memory preserved in songs

ANF - 2019-06-11 14:14
Dengbêj singer Receb Rüstem has been contributing to the preservation of Kurdish culture and melodies for 40 years through her songs. ...

Penny Mordaunt could win the Tory leadership race if she puts her name in the ring | PoliticsHome.com

Politicshome - 2019-06-11 12:53

Reading books to children in Sulaymaniyah

ANF - 2019-06-10 09:54
Ferzane Eli has been developing a book reading project for 3 years at the Endêşe Enlightenment Center in Sulaymaniyah. ...

Family of Yazidi man killed by Turkish attack: Stop the invasion

ANF - 2019-06-06 14:25
The family of Emin Salih, who was murdered by the Turkish army, called on the Iraqi Government to stop the invasion. ...

Prisoners suffered from food poison in Şakran jail

ANF - 2019-06-06 10:35
Political prisoner Hatice Calıhan told her mother, Zeynep, that her and 4 other prisoners were kept in the emergency ward for two days, apparently suffering from food poison. ...

Four villagers wounded in Turkish warplanes attack on Xakurke

ANF - 2019-06-05 10:42
Turkish warplanes targeted peasants in the Sheikh Zade valley early in the morning, and four villagers were wounded. ...

Masrour Barzani Calls for Unity in Eid al-Fitr Message

BAS News - 2019-06-03 21:22
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, wished a happy Eid al-Fitr to the Muslims in Kurdistan and around the world. Reminding the “continuous struggle” of the Kurds for their rights, Barzani wished that the Eid would st ...

Eid celebrated in peace and safety for Northern and Eastern Syria

ANF - 2019-06-03 13:51
The people of Northern and Eastern Syria are preparing for the Eid in peace and safety as the region is completely freed from ISIS gangs. ...

Virginia Beach shooting suspect DeWayne Craddock worked for city for 15 years [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-06-03 08:51

Russia's Delivery of S-400 Might be Delayed: Turkish Minister

BAS News - 2019-05-28 23:17
ERBIL - Despite the fact that Turkey has been determined to purchase the Russia's S-400 missile defense system, the process might be delayed, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has revealed. The Turkish minister made the comments in a statement to Haberturk te ...

Iraqi Parliament to Discuss Compensation from Israel for 1981 Strike

BAS News - 2019-05-22 16:43
ERBIL — A bill has been submitted to the Iraqi parliament for discussions over demanding compensation from Israel for the strike on Iraq’s nuclear reactor in 1981. The proposed bill, if passed, would oblige the Iraqi government to officially demand a com ...

Hunger strikers Kobanê taken to hospital in Berlin

ANF - 2019-05-21 09:47
Kurdish activist Cemal Kobanê, who has been on hunger strike in Berlin since 29 January has been taken to hospital during the night. After refusing treatment he continued his action. ...

Systematic attacks by the occupation forces in Afrin continue

ANF - 2019-05-19 17:38
Since the occupation of Afrin Canton by the Turkish state and its militias, systematic attacks on the population have taken place. The barbaric acts of looting, torture and kidnapping continue. ...

DAESH propaganda woman: I want to confront Turkey

ANF - 2019-05-15 13:32
Turkish journalist Defne Bayrak set off for Syria to join DAESH and work for its propaganda machine in 2015. She has been captured and has been a prisoner in the hands of the SDF for some time. ...

Summaries to lift immunities for 21 MPs including Leyla Güven

ANF - 2019-05-15 13:02
Summaries of proceedings demanding the lifting of immunities for 21 MPs including Leyla Guven has been sent to the Parliamentary Presidency. ...