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FARC politician Santrich finally took his seat in Congress

FARC politician Santrich finally took his seat in Congress

ANF - 2019-06-13 12:49
After spending more than a year in jail, “without any evidence”, as he himself recalled, FARC former commander Jesus Santrich was formally sworn in in Colombia’s House of Representatives. ...
FARC politician Santrich finally took his seat in Congress - ANF

Leyla Güven Enters Turkish Parliament One Year After Her Election

Kurdistantribune - 2019-07-12 00:48
KT News: Leyla Güven, the renowned MP for the HDP (People’s Democracy Party), finally took her place in the Turkish Assembly yesterday, more than a year after her election. The MP for Hakkari, who is also co-chair of the DTK (Democratic Society Congress) ...

Family not given remains of prisoner who died in Kandira Prison

ANF - 2019-07-04 10:29
The family of a prisoner who took his life in Kandira F Type Prison No. 2 was not given his remains. ...

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 ...

3 injured as rocket hits US oil firm in Iraq’s Basra

Waar Media - 2019-06-19 15:44
WAAR_DUHOK Three people were injured on Wednesday in a rocket attack on the headquarters of giant U.S. oil company ExxonMobil in Iraq’s southern province of Basra, according to the Iraqi Defense Ministry. In a statement, the ministry said a Katyusha rock ...

Ex-Kirkuk governor lands in Erbil after reports of his arrest in Lebanon

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-19 10:08

Kurdistan President Receives Former Kirkuk Governor Najmaddin Karim

BAS News - 2019-06-16 15:34
ERBIL — Former governor of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, met with Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on Sunday in Erbil. Karim arrived in the Kurdistan capital city weeks after reports of his arrest in Lebanon. A source form his office told BasNews ...

Two former FARC guerrillas killed in less than 48 hours

ANF - 2019-06-15 20:07
In less than 48 hours two former FARC guerrillas have been killed in Colombia. ...

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. ...

Republicans in Congress push back on Trump weapons packages to Saudi Arabia, UAE - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-06-12 23:12

Guerrilla Akdag’s body recovered after 14 months

ANF - 2019-06-12 16:23
The body of Ferdi Akdag, who lost his life in the Amanos mountains, was handed over to his family after 14 months. ...

Dutch local politician stuck in Turkey on terrorism charges

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-06-12 10:40
SULAYMANYA – Murat Memiş, chair of the Socialist Party in the local council in the Dutch city of Eindhoven, was detained in the Turkish city of Antalya on 30 April in the presence of his wife and two young children. On 3 May he was released but Turkish au ...

FARC'ın sembol ismi Kolombiya Kongresi'nde

BAS News - 2019-06-11 21:52
BasNews- Kolombiya'da uyuşturucu ticareti suçlamasıyla bir yıl kaldığı cezaevinden çıkar çıkmaz tekrar gözaltına alınmasının ardından serbest bırakılan FARC liderlerinden Santrich, Temsilciler Meclisi'ndeki görevine yemin ederek başladı. Kolombiya'da uyu ...

American English lecturer dies in balcony fall in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-09 00:56
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An American English lecturer Peter Jacksen Choi has died after falling from his balcony in the city of Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan on Saturday, police said. Head of Sulaimani Police Communication and Press Office Sar ...

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 ...

Niels Högel: German ex-nurse convicted of killing 85 patients

BBC - 2019-06-07 02:15
Niels Högel administered lethal doses of heart medication to people in his care in northern Germany. ...

FARC deputy Santrich free at last

ANF - 2019-05-31 10:17
FARC former commander Jesus Santrich was released on Thursday after a last attempt by the government to stop him walking free. ...

Colombia's Supreme Court ordered immediate release of Santrich

ANF - 2019-05-30 09:59
Colombia’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the immediate release of former FARC commander Jesus Santrich. ...

Duhok: Only One Third of IDPs So Far Returned to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-25 15:13
ERBIL — Despite having declared the full victory over the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq for more than a year, only one third of the Iraqi IDPs in Kurdistan’s Duhok province have so far returned to their homes, an official said. After IS invaded a massive ar ...

Austria bans headscarves in primary schools

Waar Media - 2019-05-16 13:30
WAAR_DUHOK The Austrian House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill submitted by the right-wing coalition, banning headscarves in primary schools. The session of the General Assembly of the Council witnessed heated debates on the bill, which was ...