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Alleged Islamic State fighter on trial in Netherlands for war crimes

Alleged Islamic State fighter on trial in Netherlands for war crimes

E-Kurd - 2019-07-09 11:57
AMSTERDAM,— A Dutch-born alleged Islamic State militant went on trial in the Netherlands on Monday for war crimes committed in Iraq and Syria, after posing with a crucified body and sharing images of dead victims online. It is the first trial in the Neth ...
Alleged Islamic State fighter on trial in Netherlands for war crimes - E-Kurd

Islamic State still has 15,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria: U.S. envoy Jeffrey

E-Kurd - 2019-08-02 10:09
WASHINGTON,— The Islamic State group (ISIS) still has nearly 15,000 fighters active across Iraq and Syria, Ambassador James Franklin Jeffrey, the U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement and the Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISI ...

ISIS Islamic State: Oil minister killed in Syrian hideout, according to reports

9news - 2019-07-15 06:04

Germany must repatriate Islamic State families from Syria: court

E-Kurd - 2019-07-12 12:00
BERLIN,— A Berlin court has ruled that Germany’s foreign ministry should repatriate from Syria the German wife and three children of a suspected Islamic State fighter, in what a court spokesman said was the first such ruling against the government. The m ...

Britain to return precious artefacts looted from Iraq and Afghanistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-09 20:42
LONDON,— Ancient Buddhist clay heads and other precious artefacts looted from Iraq and Afghanistan and illegally exported to the UK will soon be returned to their country of origin. The British Museum is working with the UK Border Force and other agencie ...

Six IS Members Killed, Captured in Baghdad, Nineveh

BAS News - 2019-07-07 22:57
ERBIL - At least six members of the Islamic State (IS) were either killed or captured in the Iraqi provinces of Baghdad and Nineveh on Sunday. The Iraqi forces killed a couple of IS militants during an operation in the neighborhood of al-Ghazaliya, weste ...

Syrian Kurds host conference on Islamic State detainees

E-Kurd - 2019-07-07 18:13
BEIRUT,— Dozens of international experts gathered in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria on Saturday to discuss how to manage thousands of suspected Islamic State ISIS group members crammed into Kurdish-run prisons and camps. French lawyers a ...

Lawyers in prison for defending families of SOMA mine disaster

ANF - 2019-07-07 17:03
Lawyers from the People’s Law Office in prison for defending families of SOMA mine disaster. ...

Torture in Turkey: "Violence is legitimized by the state"

ANF - 2019-07-07 12:53
Human rights lawyer and activist Eren Keskin comments on the rise in torture incidents in Turkey for ANF. According to her, it is clear that the state legitimizes this violence. ...

TERROR MOTIVE? Suspect arrested after 3 shot dead, 5 injured on tram in Netherlands | Edmonton Sun

Edmontonsun - 2019-07-05 12:43

Journalist Ataman faces life in prison

ANF - 2019-07-04 16:35
Imprisoned journalist Ziya Ataman and the other workers of the Dicle News Agency (DIHA) on trial in the same case are facing life in prison. ...

Iraq and Oman Sign MoU to Boost Oil Cooperation

BAS News - 2019-07-04 16:29
ERBIL — The governments of Iraq and Oman signed a memorandum of understanding to establish close cooperation in the oil and gas sector, Iraqi oil ministry said on Thursday. According to the MoU, the two states will take into consideration the building of ...

Edward Gallagher: A murder trial that tore band of brothers apart

BBC - 2019-07-04 01:44
A decorated US Navy Seal was put on trial for war crimes - after other Seals testified against him. ...

Demonstration against systematic attacks on kolbars in Brussels

ANF - 2019-07-03 17:36
Protest against the systematic attacks on kolbars in front of the Iranian Consulate in Brussels. ...

UK F-35 Join Anti-IS Missions in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2019-06-25 14:50
ERBIL — UK’s defense secretary said on Tuesday that his country’s Lightning F-35B have joined the ongoing mission against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt was quoted in an official statement as saying that the je ...

Kurdistan President, US Diplomats Discuss Politics in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-06-25 00:28
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani received on Monday the US Ambassador to Iraq Matt Tueller for talks on the latest political developments in Iraq. During the meeting, where the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran Andrew Peek w ...

Infrastructure and service work continue in Deir ez-Zor

ANF - 2019-06-24 11:48
Infrastructure and service work continues in the liberated areas of Deir ez-Zor. It is a mostly unreported work, yet it is crucial to build the new autonomous governance. ...

Minister of Peshmerga supervised meeting between the Ministry’s High Commission, Coalition partners and Peshmerga Board of Reform

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-20 01:37
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 18, 2019, Karim Sinjar (KRG Minister of Interior and acting Minister of Peshmerga) supervised a meeting between the Ministry’s High Commission, Coalition partners, and the Peshmerga Reform Board. The meeting wa ...

Crop fires in Iraq and Syria may be start of larger disaster

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-06-17 02:17
In Iraq and Syria, fires are destroying wheat, barley and lentil crops. Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells may be to blame, but other factors should not be ruled out. Rainfall was abundant in the north of both countries over the winter, reaching levels that ...

The KMMK-G demanded the immediate and unconditional release of Zara Mohammad

Kurdpa - 2019-06-14 17:17
Kurdpa Agency: the Association for Human Rights in Kurdistan of Iran-Geneva (KMMK-G) calls on the UN Special Rapporteur for Iran to urge Iranian authorities the immediate and unconditional release of Zara Mohammad. ...

Nechirvan Barzani sworn into office as the President of Kurdistan Region and General Commander of Peshmerga Forces

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-12 15:42
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 10, 2019, Nechirvan Idris Mustafa Barzani took oath of office and was sworn as the newly-elected President of the Kurdistan Region and General Commander of the Peshmerga Forces during a the periodic meeting of ...