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Fire at Sinjar Farms Risk Evidences on IS Crimes: Nadia Murad

Fire at Sinjar Farms Risk Evidences on IS Crimes: Nadia Murad

BAS News - 2019-06-13 11:52
ERBIL — Kurdish Yezidi human rights activist and Nobel Prize-winner Nadia Murad has warned that frequent fire at the farms around Sinjar are threatening the evidences proving the Islamic State (IS) crimes in the area. In the past few weeks, hundreds of f ...
Fire at Sinjar Farms Risk Evidences on IS Crimes: Nadia Murad - BAS News

Cleaning Department in Raqqa complete the cleaning projects of the city

SDF Press - 2019-06-29 22:24
Raqqa – Within the daily programs and plans set up by the Cleaning Department in Raqqa in order to clean the city, the department completes its project by cleaning all neighborhoods of the city. Where the past few weeks have witnessed several clean-up cam ...

Iran ‘without any question’ behind Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: US envoy

Rûdaw - 2019-06-19 21:19
Two tankers caught fire in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday ...

PM-Designate Barzani Pledges Support to UN Team Probing IS Crimes

BAS News - 2019-06-19 14:35
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council and the Prime Minister-designate of Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani received a UN delegation on Wednesday led by Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, the special adviser and head of United Nations Investigative ...

UN Team for Investigating IS Crimes Underscores KRG’s Role in Hosting IDPs

BAS News - 2019-06-19 13:51
ERBIL — The United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Islamic State (UNITAD), led by Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, the special adviser of the investigative team, met with Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on ...

Barzani Receives UN Special Team Probing IS Crimes, Expresses Full Support

Gulan Media - 2019-06-18 23:30

Barzani Receives UN Special Team Probing IS Crimes, Expresses Full Support

BAS News - 2019-06-18 16:02
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader Masoud Barzani received on Tuesday the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Islamic State (UNITAD) in Erbil to discuss the investigations as well as Kurdistan Region’s support to the pro ...

[PICTURES]: Lack of Preservation Puts Historic Sites at Risk in Duhok

BAS News - 2019-06-17 10:15
ERBIL - Lack of efficient preservation has put several historic sites at a great risk of devastation in the district of Akre, in Duhok province, Kurdistan Region. Akre is one of the oldest areas in the region with about 600 historic and ancient sites wit ...

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 ...

Iraqi Human Rights Activist Severely Injured in “Suspicious” Car Accident

BAS News - 2019-06-15 16:13
ERBIL — An Iraqi human rights activist and an advocate of women’s rights was severely injured after a car hit her while returning from a protest in Baghdad. Hana Edward is known for her decades-long advocacy for women’s rights and democracy in Iraq. She ...

Sinjar: Farm Fires Put Scores of Yezidi Mass Graves at Risk

BAS News - 2019-06-14 00:31
ERBIL - The recent fire incidents in Sinjar has put scores of Yezidi Mass graves at a great risk, a Kurdish official said on Thursday. Due to the burning of several crops and other agricultural fields in Sinjar and the surrounding areas, many of the mass ...

Gunmen open fire at Gorran headquarters in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-11 20:34
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A group of unknown gunmen on Tuesday opened fire at the headquarters of the Change Movement (Gorran) in Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan, killing a security guard Reband Farhad. The headquarters’ guards responded to the a ...

Devastating Fires: Turkey aids ISIS in Terrorizing Kurdistan

Hawzhin Press - 2019-06-11 19:50
Devastating Fires: Turkey aids ISIS in Terrorizing Kurdistan For the past few weeks a number of suspicious fires have erupted The post Devastating Fires: Turkey aids ISIS in Terrorizing Kurdistan appeared first on Hawzhin Azeez. ...

Three Kurdish Porters Injured in Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-11 13:26
ERBIL — Three Kurdish porters were injured in separate incidents on the border between Iranian Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Region. According to Hangaw Organization for Human Rights, Iranian border guards opened fire at a group of Kurdish porters on Sunda ...

Islamic State expands reach in Afghanistan, threatening West

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 11:34
JALALABAD, Afghanistan,— The Islamic State group has lost its caliphate in Syria and Iraq, but in the forbidding mountains of northeastern Afghanistan the group is expanding its footprint, recruiting new fighters and plotting attacks on the United States ...

[PICTURES]: Farmers Fight Fire in Zummar Farms

BAS News - 2019-06-09 17:32
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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 ...

IS Claims Responsibility for Recent Fire Incidents in Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-05-25 22:33
ERBIL - The insurgent group of Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the recent fire incidents in the disputed areas where several farms of the Kurdish residents have so far been burned. Only in the past few weeks, a number of farms belonging ...

03. May 2019 – Mourning the loss of human rights activist and fairy tale researcher Ines Köhler-Zülch

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2019-05-22 09:16

24 Islamic State militants killed in Tajikistan prison riot

E-Kurd - 2019-05-20 23:11
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan,— A riot at a prison in Tajikistan has left 32 people dead, including 24 members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group and three guards, authorities said on Monday. Five of the inmates and the three guards were ...

Facing the Challenge of the Islamic State in West Africa Province

International Crisis Group - 2019-05-16 06:19
Three years after Boko Haram broke apart, one faction, the Islamic State in West Africa Province, is forming a proto-state in northern Nigeria. The state should press its military offensive against the jihadists but also try undercutting their appeal by ...