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UN: 12 cases of extrajudicial executions in Colombia in 2018

UN: 12 cases of extrajudicial executions in Colombia in 2018

ANF - 2019-06-13 09:15
A 62-page report published by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, on international humanitarian law in Colombia during 2018, reveals that there have been 12 cases of extrajudicial executions. ...
UN: 12 cases of extrajudicial executions in Colombia in 2018 - ANF

UN called for inquiry into airstrike on detention centre in Libya

ANF - 2019-07-04 08:41
The United Nations has called for an independent inquiry into the bombing of a Libyan migrant detention centre that left at least 44 dead and more than 130 severely injured. ...

Kurdistan President, UN Envoy Discuss Politics in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-07-02 22:39
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received on Tuesday the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary- General for Iraq (SRSG), Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, to discuss the latest political developments in the region. During t ...

To protect children… The Syrian Democratic Forces sign a joint action plan with the United Nations in Geneva

SDF Press - 2019-07-02 22:19
SDF General Commander is in Geneva, and a joint action plan with the United Nations to protect children The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) signed on June 29 a plan of action with the United Nations in Geneva on how to protect and help children in the area ...

UN Voices Support for Next KRG Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-07-02 16:53
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani received the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary- General for Iraq (SRSG), Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, on Tuesday in Erbil to discuss the latest political, security, and ...

Panel at UN to discuss human rights in Northern Syria

ANF - 2019-06-27 10:23
A panel called: "Human Rights in Northern Syria" is scheduled for today at the UN building in Geneva as part of the fringe meetings to the UN Human Rights Council Session. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s tourism makes $955 million revenue in 2018: tourism board

E-Kurd - 2019-06-19 14:37
Over 3 million tourists visited Iraqi Kurdistan in 2018, tourism board says HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan region’s General Board of Tourism said more than three million tourists had visited the region in 2018, bringing the reven ...

Fire in a village of Qamishlo

ANF - 2019-06-16 15:45
With the start of the harvest season, suspicious fires have destroyed decares of cultivated lands in Northern and Eastern Syrian Federation. ...

Former Governor of Kirkuk Arrives in Erbil After Arrest Reports in Lebanon

BAS News - 2019-06-16 11:51
ERBIL — Former governor of the Kurdish province of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, arrived in Erbil on Saturday evening. Previous reports claimed Karim’s arrest during his recent trip to Lebanon, which were soon refuted by the Kurdish politician himself. A sour ...

5 people remanded in custody in Urfa

ANF - 2019-06-14 17:40
Out of the 13 people detained in Urfa over social media posts, 5 have been remanded in custody. ...

SDF arrested members of terrorist’ cell in Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-06-14 16:53
Raqqa – Daesh supporters conducted multiple IED attacks yesterday in Raqqa, including in front of an amusement park in the Education street, resulted a number of casualties and wounded among the civilians. The SDF took quick action to remove the threat to ...

11 Afrin residents abducted and tortured in Turkey not released

ANF - 2019-06-13 13:44
The civilians from Afrin refused the allegations and spoke about how they were handed over to the Turkish intelligence MIT after 12 days of torture at the hands of the FSA gangs in Afrin. ...

New President of Kurdistan, Saudi Minister of State Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-06-12 23:42
ERBIL - New President of Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani received on Wednesday the Saudi Minister of State for Gulf Affairs Thamer al-Sabhan in capital Erbil. During the meeting, the pair held talks on the ties between the Kurdistan Region and Saudi A ...

Erbil Security Forces Arrest Man in Possession of Over 4kg of Heroin

BAS News - 2019-06-12 16:16
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces in Erbil announced the capture of a drug dealer who had more than 4.1 kilograms of heroin in possession at the time of the raid. In an official press release, Erbil Directorate of Security Affairs said the man was original ...

Cristiano Ronaldo News: Portuguese star looked visibly unhappy when Bernardo Silva was named ‘Player of the Tournament’ in UEFA Nations League

Waar Media - 2019-06-10 16:11
WAAR_DUHOK Following Portugal’s victory in the inaugural UEFA Nations League’s final against the Netherlands last night, Bernardo Silva was awarded as the ‘Player of the Tournament’. Despite being just beside his teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo looked visibl ...

The 28 dray-horses of tradesmen died in Piranshahr

Kurdpa - 2019-06-10 12:50
Kurdpa Agency: 28 dray-horses of tradesmen were killed in a direct gunfire of government troops. ...

Duhok: Family of Five Killed in Car Accident, Several More Injured

BAS News - 2019-06-06 15:38
ERBIL - A family of five, including the parents and their three children, have lost their lives in a tragic car accident in the Kurdistan Region's Duhok province, while several more were severely wounded in the incident, traffic police confirmed on Thurs ...

Living in a clean environment: a neglected human rights concern for all of us - Human Rights Comments - Commissioner for Human Rights

COE - 2019-06-05 00:01

Turkish military siege and mass arrests continue in Halfeti

ANF - 2019-05-19 15:02
The operation that started after yesterday's armed clash in Halfeti district of Urfa continues. The region of Dergili is besieged by the military forces and there have been numerous arrests. ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets with UN Envoy

KRG-Spain - 2019-05-15 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, and her accompanying delegation. ...

Let us unite our efforts in pursuing the remnants of terrorism

SDF Press - 2019-05-14 19:28
The Syrian Foreign Affairs Ministry sent two simultaneous letters to the UN Security Council and the United Nations, there were a lot of lies and fabrications against our forces in the two letters. It worth mentioning that our forces liberated Deira Zour ...