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Germany must repatriate Islamic State families from Syria: court

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 ...
Germany must repatriate Islamic State families from Syria: court - E-Kurd

Three released in Germany's "TKP/ML" trial

ANF - 2019-07-18 11:04
The three activists accused of being members of TKP/ML have been released in Munich. ...

Turkish diplomat, one other shot dead in Iraqi Kurdistan capital

E-Kurd - 2019-07-17 19:38
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— At least two people including a Turkish diplomat were shot dead on Wednesday in a rare attack in the Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil, Kurdish security officials and Turkey’s foreign ministry said. A gunman op ...

Turkish diplomat killed by gunmen in northern Iraqi city of Irbil

Washington Post - 2019-07-17 17:41
The attack on a restaurant also killed an unidentified Iraqi citizen, according to Iraq’s Foreign Ministry. ...

Could foreign Islamic State suspects be tried in Syrian Kurdistan?

E-Kurd - 2019-07-16 19:06
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Months after the territorial defeat of the Islamic State group, Syria’s Kurds are pushing for an international tribunal to try alleged jihadists detained in their region. The Kurds run an autonomous administration in Syrian K ...

Germany must repatriate IS fighter's wife and children from Syria - court | Euronews

Euronews - 2019-07-13 17:51

German court: ISIS families must be repatriated

ANF - 2019-07-13 08:51
A local court in Berlin took on the case of the wife and 3 children of an ISIS member who are currently in a camp in Rojava Kurdistan, and ruled to repatriate ISIS families. ...

U.S.-backed forces seize Islamic State camp in Syria - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-07-11 23:46

Germany must repatriate from Syria IS fighter's wife and children: court - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-07-11 21:37

Islamic State recruit from Melbourne languishes in Kurdish prison as his father begs for his release - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

ABC - 2019-07-10 17:29

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 ...

Sinn Féin challenged Unionists over anti-social bonfires

ANF - 2019-07-09 09:53
The leadership of political unionism must do more to challenge and confront the destructive and toxic issue of anti-social bonfires, Sinn Féin Leas Uachtarán Michelle O’Neill has said. ...

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 ...

Operation Jihadi Bride: the man who saves women from Islamic State | The Times Magazine | The Times

Thetimes - 2019-07-07 12:35

US Calls for German Troops in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-07-07 11:25
ERBIL — The United States has called on Germany to send ground troops to support the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against the remnants of the Islamic State (IS). "We want ground troops from Germany to partly replace our soldiers," James Jef ...

Finland government said it won't take back families of ISIS

ANF - 2019-07-05 12:30
Finnish government said it will not take back mothers and children of Islamic State Finnish militants. ...

Turkey to continue anti-PKK operations in Iraqi Kurdistan: foreign ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-07-01 12:28
ANKARA,— Turkey will continue cross-border operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraq, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Sunday, one day after Iraq called on Ankara to halt strikes in the border areas. Turkey resolutely continues cr ...

Italian Islamic State member handed to Rome, say Syria Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-06-30 12:20
BEIRUT,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria have handed to Italy one of its citizens accused of belonging to the Islamic State group, a spokesman said Saturday. “Italian jihadist Samir Bougana (aka Abu Abdullah) who ha ...

Germany’s Merkel opposes creation of an independent Kurdish state

E-Kurd - 2019-06-20 18:46
BERLIN,— German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that she opposes the creation of an independent Kurdish state, though, and supports the “territorial integrity of Iraq,” claiming it contributes to Middle Eastern stability, Germany’s Deutsche We ...

Iran Summons UK Envoy over London Backing US’ Stance on Oil Tankers Incident

BAS News - 2019-06-15 22:21
ERBIL - Iran summoned the UK ambassador to Iran, Rob Macaire, to its Foreign Ministry on Saturday, over London's claims that Tehran was behind an attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week. "During the meeting with Iran's foreign ministry offici ...