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Kurdish Elite Congress Kicked Off in Iranian Kurdistan

Kurdish Elite Congress Kicked Off in Iranian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-07-02 10:20
ERBIL — The first-ever Kurdish Elite Congress was launched on Thursday in the Iranian Kurdish city of Sanandaj. The event is organized by Kurdistan Province governorate to award 25 distinguished Kurdish artists, writers, scholars, and renowned figures in ...
Kurdish Elite Congress Kicked Off in Iranian Kurdistan - BAS News

Job fair kicks off in Erbil; dozens of international companies present

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-16 13:09
President Nechirvan Barzani delivering a speech in Erbil at the two-day fourth International Rwanga–Foras Job fair, which kicked off on July, 15, 2019. (Photo: Kurdistan 24) ...

A Kurdish citizen was wounded on the Khoy border

Kurdpa - 2019-07-15 14:33
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish Kolbar was targeted directly by the government troops at the border areas of the city of Khoy. ...

6th Kurdish Culture Week kicked off in Brussels

ANF - 2019-07-12 11:06
The 6th edition of the Kurdish Culture Week has begun in Brussels. ...

Two Kurdish Kolbars were killed and wounded at the border of Hawraman

Kurdpa - 2019-07-05 11:48
Kurdpa Agency: Two Kurdish Kolbars were killed and wounded in one of the border's villages of Nowdeshah by direct firing of government troops. ...

39 Iranian Kurdish cross-border porters died in first half of 2019

E-Kurd - 2019-07-04 17:18
SNA, Iranian Kurdistan,— At least 39 Kurdish cross-border porters (Kolbars) died in Iranian Kurdistan in the first half of 2019, Hengaw Organization for Human Rights said on Thursday. The organization, which closely monitors developments in Iranian Kurdi ...

KDP leadership bodyguard imprisoned without trial in Iraqi Kurdistan: family

E-Kurd - 2019-07-03 15:58
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A bodyguard of a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership member has been imprisoned for over a year in Iraqi Kurdistan without any information being released about his detention, according to his family. His fa ...

Iran’s Guards kill two Kurdish PJAK fighters in Iranian Kurdistan: Fars

E-Kurd - 2019-07-03 11:51
TEHRAN,— Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards killed two members of an “anti-revolutionary terrorist” group in a security operation in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) in the northwest of the country, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Tuesday. Fars ...

Kurdish Elite Congress Kicked Off in Iranian Kurdistan

Gulan Media - 2019-07-02 18:44

Kurdish singer Mazhari Khaleghi returns to Iran after 35 year exile

E-Kurd - 2019-07-02 14:29
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— After a 35-year absence, celebrated Kurdish singer Mazhari Khaleghi returned on Monday to his hometown of Sanandaj in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat), western Iran, to receive an award from the Kurdish Elite Congress (KE ...

Archaeologists uncover Bronze Age palace in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-28 23:30
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— German and Kurdish archaeologists have uncovered a Bronze Age palace on the eastern bank of the Tigris River in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the Tübingen University said on Thursday in a press release. As the internation ...

Kurdish mother of 4-year-old son, sentenced to death in Iran

E-Kurd - 2019-06-28 16:07
SNE, Iranian Kurdistan,— The death penalty was upheld on June 24, 2019, for the Kurdish mother Soghra Khalili, incarcerated in the Central Prison of Sanandaj (Sne) in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat). She has been imprisoned for seven years in the Central Pr ...

Turkish invasion forces' dens in Southern Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-06-27 15:02
Turkey's attacks and invasion attempts in Southern Kurdistan with approval, cooperation and support by the KDP has continued since 1991 with the construction of the first bases. There are over 10.000 Turkish troops stationed in Southern Kurdistan today. ...

Turkish soldier killed in clashes with Kurdish militants in Syrian Kurdistan: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-06-26 19:29
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s Defense Ministry said one soldier was killed and five were injured during clashes with Kurdish militants in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria on Wednesday. The casualties, which the ministry said occurred during clashes with ...

Gorran to Submit Nominees for Next KRG Cabinet on Thursday

BAS News - 2019-06-26 11:56
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) is expected to submit the list of nominees for ministerial posts at the next cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government on Thursday, a senior member said. Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani previously met with ...

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 ...

Kurdistan Sends Crew to Fight Fire in Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-18 14:10
ERBIL — Kurdish firefighters were dispatched urgently after Iranian officials at the KRG-Iran border crossing called for help to extinguish a massive fire on a truck. On Tuesday morning, Kurdish authorities at Haji Omaran border crossing opened the gates ...

Shooting at Duhok School Leaves One Student Injured

BAS News - 2019-06-13 14:43
ERBIL — At least one student was injured on Thursday after an armed man opened fire just outside a school in Duhok province of Kurdistan Region. According to a press release by the police, previous disputes between the assailant and the injured was the r ...

Immediate Task is to Keep Democratic Process Going: New President of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-10 15:11
ERBIL — The new president of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, was sworn in on Monday during a parliamentary session and massive ceremony in Erbil. In front of lawmakers, Kurdish political leaders, Iraqi and international figures, Barzani said the mos ...

The 32nd Mihrican Festival kicked off in Hannover

ANF - 2019-06-09 09:33
The 32nd edition of Mihrican, the longest-running festival of Kurds living in Europe,has kicked off with great enthusiasm in Hannover. ...