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From Stonewall to the AIDS crisis to trans controversy, The Washington Blade has covered LGTBQ issues for 50 years - Poynter

From Stonewall to the AIDS crisis to trans controversy, The Washington Blade has covered LGTBQ issues for 50 years - Poynter

Poynter - 2019-06-27 20:42

From Stonewall to the AIDS crisis to trans controversy, The Washington Blade has covered LGTBQ issues for 50 years - Poynter - Poynter

YPJ fighter from Turkey: Rojava was an inspiration to us all

ANF - 2019-07-20 16:01
YPJ fighter Serhildan Serhildan from Usak city of Turkey said the Rojava Revolution has inspired everybody: “We turned to Rojava with different cultures and languages.” ...

Bayık in the Washington Post: This is a crucial phase for peace

ANF - 2019-07-04 08:41
KCK Executive Council co-chair, Cemil Bayık, published an open-ed in the Washington Post. ...

Turkey Has Iraq’s Permission to Attack PKK in Kurdistan: KRG Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-07-03 11:27
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has allowed the Turkish army to conduct military attacks deep into the Kurdistan Region territories against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), said Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) spokesperson. Turkey has recently steppe ...

Part of Federal Police Withdraws from Kirkuk: Report

BAS News - 2019-07-03 00:10
ERBIL - The Federal Police has begun to withdraw part of its forces from the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, a report said on Tuesday. Kurdistan 24 cited its correspondent as saying that the Brigade 5 from the federal police has started to withdraw ...

Peace Against War Movement to visit site of Turkish massacre

ANF - 2019-07-02 19:31
The Peace Against War Movement is planning to visit the areas where the Turkish state has committed massacres and meet with Iraqi officials and political parties. ...

Syrian Kurds sign agreement with UN to end, prevent use of child soldiers

E-Kurd - 2019-07-02 14:29
GENEVA,—The United Nations has signed an agreement with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to end and prevent the recruitment and use of child soldiers by the US-backed group, the United Nations said on Monday. Special Representative of the U ...

UN, SDF Sign Action Plan to End Recruitment of Children

BAS News - 2019-07-02 12:16
ERBIL — The United Nations has signed an action plan with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to ban the recruitment of children by the US-backed forces. During a ceremony on Saturday in Switzerland, Special Representative of the UN Secretary- ...

KDP Supports Iraqi PM Abdul-Mahdi to Stay In Charge

BAS News - 2019-06-28 01:29
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) faction at the Iraqi Parliament has decided to support Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi to stay in charge as certain sides have reportedly been attempting to remove him from the post. "There is an attempt by ce ...

ISIS ambulance driver: We sent injured men to Turkey

ANF - 2019-06-25 11:22
Muhammad Amir Abdulkadir went from Germany to Syria and joined the so-called ISIS. In an ANF interview he reports on transport of seriously injured ISIS jihadists to Turkey. ...

AKP flew 200 voters from Van to Istanbul

ANF - 2019-06-23 10:47
It has been reported that AKP is taking 200 passengers to Istanbul to vote in Istanbul. The flight carrying the people has left Van Ferit Airport at 3 am. ...

Iran Vows to Respond to Any US Threat

BAS News - 2019-06-22 12:21
ERBIL — Iranian forces will respond firmly to any threat posed by the US against Iran, said a spokesperson for Iranian Foreign Ministry. “We will not allow any violation against Iran’s borders. Iran will firmly confront any aggression or threat by Americ ...

Long sentence prisoner allowed to attend father’s funeral

ANF - 2019-06-19 14:44
Hasan Goksungur, who has been in prison for 26 years for the PKK case, was taken to the village he was born in for a few hours to attend his father’s funeral. ...

The Jerusalem Post: Is Saudi Visit To Eastern Syria Prelude To Greater U.S., Saudi Role?

Justice for Kurds - 2019-06-18 02:05
The Saudi Minister for Gulf Affairs Thamer Al-Sabhan visited eastern Syria and met US officials over the weekend. It is his second known visit since 2017 when he traveled to Raqqa after its liberation from Islamic State. The visit has fueled rumors that t ...

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 ...

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. ...

13 Yazidis handed over to the Shengal Assembly

ANF - 2019-06-06 13:33
Cizire Region Yazidi House handed over 13 Yazidi women and children rescued from ISIS to the Shengal Assembly and the Yazidi Women’s Movement. ...

Trump Calls on Britain to ‘Walk Away’ From Brexit

Waar Media - 2019-06-02 16:17
WAAR_DUHOK Just before his state visit to Britain was to begin, President Trump subverted diplomatic norms by rattling an already precarious political situation there: He suggested that the next prime minister of Britain “walk away” from trying to reach ...

From Kurdistan to Great Britain - why the hunger strikes matter

ANF - 2019-05-30 14:44
"We are now at a critical moment where we will begin to see and embark into a new era of resistance against fascism and the reactionary forces of capitalist modernity." ...

A Letter from Ukraine to Hiva Panahi

Hiva Panahi - 2019-05-29 02:54
I received a very kind letter from a reader of my book in Ukraine, Mr.Andrey Sergeyev wrote to me: Dear Hiva, A couple of years ago, I borrowed Secrets of the Snow from my friend. I didn't read author's biography carefully and now I'm pleased to know tha ...