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Kurdish Elite Congress Kicked Off in Iranian Kurdistan

Kurdish Elite Congress Kicked Off in Iranian Kurdistan

Gulan Media - 2019-07-02 18:44

Kurdish Elite Congress Kicked Off in Iranian Kurdistan - Gulan Media

Iran hangs four ethnic Kurds in Iranian Kurdistan: watchdog

E-Kurd - 2019-07-17 11:53
ÛRMIYÊ, Iranian Kurdistan,— Four ethnic Kurds were hanged by Iran’s judicial authorities in Urmia Central Prison in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) on Tuesday. Hengaw Organization, which reports on human rights abuses in the Iranian Kurdistan, named the dec ...

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. ...

Iranian agent tasked to kill Kurdish opposition PAK leader arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-11 16:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An Iranian Kurdish opposition party based in Iraqi Kurdistan announced on Wednesday that it has foiled an attempt to assassinate one of its leaders. “A 26-year-old Iranian intelligence agent called M. A. Mokhtari, ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Legitimacy of Kurdistan Independence Referendum: Kurdish Student Defends MA Thesis in Poland

BAS News - 2019-07-01 21:21
ERBIL - A Kurdish student in Poland was successful in defending his master's thesis titled as "The Political Legitimacy of the Kurdistan Region’s 2017 Referendum on Independence," the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) representation office in Poland ...

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 ...

PKK Kills Former Guerrilla in Iranian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-23 11:12
ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) forces killed a man in Iranian Kurdistan who previously served as a fighter with the Kurdish guerrilla force. Saman Danishwar was reportedly dragged out of his home in Gweza Kwera village of Marivan, Kurdistan provi ...

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. ...

New Kurdish film ‘Paykari Dil’ premieres in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-03 21:50
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdish ‘Paykari Dil’ (‘Heart Statue’) film premiered Sunday night in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan. Its actors and actresses walked the red carpet before the movie was premiered and hundreds of filmmakers, ac ...