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Hopes fade for ‘Kurd Squad’ seeking visas for PUBG tournament in Germany

Hopes fade for ‘Kurd Squad’ seeking visas for PUBG tournament in Germany

Rûdaw - 2019-07-12 20:16
"It is nearly impossible for a chance like this to come again ...
Hopes fade for ‘Kurd Squad’ seeking visas for PUBG tournament in Germany - Rûdaw

Jailed Kurdish PKK leader says he is ready for solution with Turkish state: statement

E-Kurd - 2019-08-09 09:50
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan said he is ready for a solution on the Kurdish issue and that he could stop the conflict between the Turkish state and Kurdish PKK militants within a week, his lawyers said in a statement on Thurs ...

Turkey calls on U.S. to end its support for Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 12:08
ISTANBUL,— Turkey called on the United States to end its support for a Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria as the two countries held talks on Monday aimed at preventing a fresh Turkish invasion. “The US should positively answer ...

Turkey’s demand for a Syria buffer zone is about oil, not terror

E-Kurd - 2019-08-02 07:12
Michael Rubin | Washington Examiner Defense Secretary Mark Esper telephoned his Turkish counterpart on July 29 for the first time since formally taking the Pentagon’s helm, and the call did not go well. According to the Turkish read-out of the phone call ...

Iraqi government starts planning for a census, says PM Adel Abdul Mahdi

E-Kurd - 2019-07-30 15:34
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi announced on Monday that the federal government has begun planning for a countrywide census, noting that it has been more than 30 years since the last count. Citing the 50th anniversary of the United Nation ...

Team of Vipers Is in Iraqi Kurdistan Capital of Hewlêr

E-Kurd - 2019-07-26 13:26
Luqman Hma Salih | Exclusive to A Team of Vipers with a broken train is starting to move from Hewlêr [Erbil], capital of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq. It is a cabal of members from the three Kurdish parties and there will be lots of gaslighting ...

U.S. proposals for safe zone in north Syria do not satisfy Turkey: FM

E-Kurd - 2019-07-24 18:02
ANKARA,— New U.S. proposals for a safe zone in north Syria do not satisfy Turkey, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday, adding that an agreement on the issue needs to reached as soon as possible because Ankara has no patience left. Turkey ...

Peace in Kurdistan: Rojava is a beacon of hope for all peoples

ANF - 2019-07-20 13:51
"As a participative democracy unlike any other in the Middle East, Rojava has become a model for people across the entire world who are seeking to achieve their own freedom." ...

KIHEP: 22 years of education for women in Hatay

ANF - 2019-07-16 11:07
Women's Human Rights-New Solutions Association has been providing training program for women for 22 years in Hatay. The program reached at least 15 thousand women. ...

Wrath of Olive claimed responsibility for attack in Afrin

ANF - 2019-07-12 08:50
The Wrath of Olive Action Room claimed responsibility for the attack in Afrin in which 16 mercenaries died. ...

Rojava conference calls for regional security and stability through self-administration

Green Left Weekly - 2019-07-12 07:07
An international conference hosted by the Rojava Center for Strategic Studies in the city of Amude in Kurdish-liberated northern Syria from July 7-9 called for international support for the establishment of self-administration in areas liberated from Isl ...

Germany hands life sentence to Iraqi Kurd over teenager’s rape-murder

E-Kurd - 2019-07-10 17:40
WIESBADEN,— An Iraqi Kurdish immigrant was sentenced in Germany to life imprisonment on Wednesday for raping and killing a 14-year-old girl, a case seized on by the far right to make a disputed link between crime and a record influx of migrants in 2015. ...

Erdogan Attends Commemoration for Srebrenica Victims in Bosnia | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-07-10 15:08

Memorial and meeting for KCK's Xerib in Germany

ANF - 2019-07-10 11:11
A memorial for KCK Presidential Council member Diyar Xerib was held in Hildesheim, while a rally was held in Berlin. ...

Iran may restart centrifuges; Next CNO withdraws; US asks for German help in Syria; UAE’s Yemen shift; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-07-10 07:42

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 ...

PUK hands over names of its candidates for the positions in the KRG

Kurdiu - 2019-07-08 20:05

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 ...

Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt responsible for Tourism Crisis in Bulgaria? | Buzz travel | eTurboNews |Travel News

Eturbonews - 2019-07-06 21:59

Signature campaign for Hasankeyf

ANF - 2019-06-15 10:38
Under the slogan “Hasankeyf is our culture, Tigris our nature” people from Hasankeyf, Iraq, Rojava and nine European countries called for the Turkish government not to start filling the Ilisu Dam reservoir, as was announced for 10th June, 2019. ...

ISIS focus on millennial women is worry for future: Europol

Rûdaw - 2019-06-15 00:44
The fear is that the targeting by IS of women for propaganda could pay dividends for jihadists in years to come. ...