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Iraqi man loses arm after prison torture: HRW

Iraqi man loses arm after prison torture: HRW

Rûdaw - 2019-06-27 10:37
"The government should take detainees’ rights seriously" ...
Iraqi man loses arm after prison torture: HRW - Rûdaw

Man dies after attacking Tacoma immigration jail, police say

BBC - 2019-07-14 02:35
Police say four officers opened fire on the man, who was throwing incendiary devices at the centre. ...

Iraqi Forces Discover and Destroy IS Hideouts in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-30 14:28
ERBIL — Iraqi federal police discovered several secret locations used by Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells near Riyadh district, west of Kirkuk province. The Iraqi forces raided the hideouts on Sunday and destroyed the location after seizing different mat ...

Kurdish Political Prisoner Released After Serving His Prison Term

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-06-29 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Hamid Rahimi, a Kurdish political prisoner detained at Orumiyeh Central Prison, was released from prison after serving his prison term. This political prisoner was deprived of the… ...

Iraqi Kurdistan still divided after 29 years

E-Kurd - 2019-06-28 11:44
Farhang Faraydoon Namdar | The Jerusalem Post Negotiations for the next cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have lasted longer than any since 2005. Despite numerous meetings and agreements, the future of the eighth cabinet is still vague. ...

Bomb targets Iraqi police in Kirkuk after arrest of ISIS ‘leader’ in area: reports

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-26 10:34

Duhok court sentences man to death for killing 10-year-old girl in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-25 17:42
DUHOK,— Duhok Criminal Court in Iraqi Kurdistan on Tuesday sentenced a man to death by hanging for the murder of a 10-year-old girl he attempted to rape in Duhok. The ruling came after a two-hour long trial, with the convicted man confessing to the attem ...

Duhok Court Sentences Man to Death for Murder and Attempted Rape

BAS News - 2019-06-25 13:57
ERBIL — The criminal court of Duhok province in Kurdistan Region issued a death penalty for a man charged with attempted rape and murder of a 10-year-old girl earlier this month. Dilin Walid was found dead earlier in June after her family reported her mi ...

Suspects in rape of girl child rearrested in Iraqi Kurdistan: council

E-Kurd - 2019-06-24 16:47
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— After being released on bail last week, three youths suspected of raping a seven-year-old girl in April have been rearrested, according to Iraqi Kurdistan region’s Judicial Council. Their release sparked outcry fro ...

Kurdish Political Prisoner Taken Back to Prison the Day After Surgery

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-06-22 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): The political prisoner “Javad Ahmadi”, who was hospitalized in Hospital on June 7, 2019 due to kidney disease, was transferred to the Orumiyeh Central Prison although his… ...

Teacher's remains found buried under Chinese school after 16 years

BBC - 2019-06-22 00:01
The remains of a Chinese teacher who vanished in 2003 are dug up after a man confesses to his killing. ...

Asayîşa Silêmanî: PKK zarokên kêmî 18 salî dibe Qendîlê û wan çekdar dike

Avesta Kurd - 2019-06-20 16:02
Serokê Asayîşa Parêzgeha Silêmanî Berzan Hamid ragihand dezgehên sivîl li Silêmanî yên girêdayî PKK ku di bin navê karên sivîl de kar dikin, kesên kêmî 18 salî perwerde dikin û wan dibin Qendîlêû wan çekdar dikin. Hamid ji bav û dayîkên wan zarokan daxwaz ...

Kurdish Man Commits Suicide after Racist Refusal of Love

BAS News - 2019-06-19 13:51
ERBIL — A Kurdish man in Turkey’s Istanbul committed suicide on Monday evening, citing discrimination for being a Kurd in Turkey. Ibrahim Layik, jumped from the departure floor of Istanbul International Airport and landed over the Arrival level with seve ...

Iraqi authorities prevent IDPs from returning home: HRW

Rûdaw - 2019-06-15 00:44
An estimated 1.8 million people are still displaced ...

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. ...

Omid Shahmohammadi was transferred to Sanandaj Prison for serving the sentence

Kurdpa - 2019-06-12 09:58
Kurdpa Agency: a Kurd teacher from the city of Divandarreh was transferred to Sanandaj Central Prison for serving his sentence. ...

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 ...

Masrour Barzani named as new premier of Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-11 18:02
Iraqi Kurds name president’s cousin Masrour Barzani as their new PM HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan’s parliament named Masrour Barzani as the region’s new premier on Tuesday, a day after his cousin was sworn in as its president. M ...

Lightning Strike Kills Two in Iranian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-08 14:36
ERBIL — At least two people were killed by separate lightning strikes in the rural areas of Kermanshah province, west o Iran. In the first accident, a 30-year-old man was killed after he was struck by lightning while he was tending to his farm near Chagh ...

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. ...

Iraq Lifts ‘State of Emergency’ on Southern Oilfield

BAS News - 2019-06-01 14:42
ERBIL — The Iraqi government announced on Saturday that it has lifted a “state of emergency” on the Majnoon oilfield. The government had announced the state of emergency earlier this year after the southern and central provinces were hit by heavy rainfal ...