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In pictures: Foreign marines descend on Russia

In pictures: Foreign marines descend on Russia

BBC - 2019-08-09 00:03
Elite soldiers from China, Iran and Venezuela take part in Russia's International Army Games. ...
In pictures: Foreign marines descend on Russia - BBC

Trustees decision protested in Russia

ANF - 2019-08-22 08:53
Amed, Van and Mardin Metropolitan municipalities were seized by the Turkish regime and Kurds around the world are protesting against the decision. Two demos were held in Russia. ...

Mızraklı refuses to sign the instruction on his removal from post

ANF - 2019-08-19 13:23
Amed Co-mayor Selçuk Mızraklı has refused to sign the instruction on his removal from post, calling it “dishonor”. He said; “We are all going through a test of conscience and morality”. ...

Turkey won’t tolerate U.S. delay over setting up a safe zone in Kurdish northern Syria: FM

E-Kurd - 2019-08-15 18:21
ANKARA,— Ankara will not tolerate any delay from the US over setting up a safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Thursday. “They (the US) first need to be sincere and need to understand that Turkey won ...

US delegation in southern Turkey for work on centre to oversee Syria safe zone – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-08-14 02:01

Islamic State says will step up fight against Syrian Kurds, coalition

E-Kurd - 2019-08-12 11:25
BEIRUT,— The Islamic State group vowed to intensify its fight against the US-led coalition and Kurds in eastern Syria, in a video posted Sunday on its Telegram channel. “The fire of the battle between us and them has been reignited and will intensify,” t ...

US Marine killed in Nineveh province brings spotlight on tensions, ISIS threat, in northern Iraq

Seth Frantzman - 2019-08-12 10:03
Is Iraq’s Nineveh boiling over? A US service member was killed on a mission assisting Iraqi security forces By SETH J. FRANTZMAN A version of this appeared at The Jerusalem Post […] ...

Killing of stray dogs causes concern in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-11 22:56
GARMIAN, Iraqi Kurdistan,— Residents and activists in the Garmian area in Iraqi Kurdistan have called on the government to rethink the methods it uses to control populations of stray animals, which usually involves killing them. Under current law, which ...

HRE fighter martyred in Shera

ANF - 2019-08-10 11:58
Afrin Liberation Forces announced the identity of a fighter martyred in a Turkish artillery attack on Shera. ...

Russia in Review, Aug. 2-9, 2019 | Russia Matters

Russiamatters - 2019-08-10 11:01

E-Kurd : Barzani genocide remembered in Iraqi Kurdistan, 36 years on

Justice for Kurds - 2019-08-09 17:29
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan region holds a special ceremony on Wednesday to mark the 36th anniversary of the Barzani genocide, senior Kurdish, Iraqi and foreign officials have attended the ceremony. The ceremony in the memorial ...

Esper says US would prevent ‘unilateral’ Turkish action against SDF in northern Syria

The Defense Post - 2019-08-06 21:25
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to "eliminate" the YPG in northeast Syria – a move deemed "unacceptable" by the Pentagon The post Esper says US would prevent ‘unilateral’ Turkish action against SDF in northern Syria appeared first on Th ...

HPG: 20 Turkish soldiers killed in guerrilla actions

ANF - 2019-08-03 18:04
HPG Press Center announced that 14 soldiers were killed in an action by HPG guerrillas in Sirnak’s Uludere district, and 6 in the ensuing clashes. ...

Damascus: Idlib ceasefire a test for Turkey

ANF - 2019-08-03 09:34
Syria’s representative at peace talks in Kazakhstan, Bashar Jaafari, said on Friday that the success of a cease-fire in the northwestern region of Idlib would depend on Turkey disarming rebels of heavy weapons. ...

Two Sunni Prisoners on Hunger Strike at Kermanshah and Orumiyeh Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-07-29 02:00
“Omid Khaki” and “Qader Salimi” two Sunni prisoners in Kermanshah and Orumiyeh prisons have been on hunger strike from July 13 and 23 respectively. According to Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has… The post Two Sunni Prisoners on Hunger Strike at K ...

Coalition and SDF go on joint patrols in Serekaniye

ANF - 2019-07-28 17:55
Forces from the SDF and the International Coalition have gone on joint patrols today in the Serekaniye district in the Heseke Canton. ...

Turkish army hit in Cele and Gever: 19 soldiers killed

ANF - 2019-07-28 16:42
HPG Press Center announced that 19 soldiers were killed in actions by HPG guerrillas against the Turkish army in Hakkari’s Gever and Cukurca districts. ...

Peace in Kurdistan calls on the UN to act and defend Maxmur

ANF - 2019-07-27 09:00
Peace in Kurdistan Campaign called on the UN, its member states and all its institutions and agencies to fulfil their duties and take action to enforce the law by holding Turkey to account for its actions. ...

Drone drops explosives on base in north Iraq, wounding 2

Seattle Times - 2019-07-19 17:51
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security officials say an unmanned drone has dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary forces in northern Iraq, wounding two people. Two officials said the incident occurred overnight on the base in Amerli, i ...

Kurdish tourists from Bashur lynched and detained in Trabzon

ANF - 2019-07-19 13:26
A group of tourists from the Federal Kurdistan Region were attacked in Uzungöl in Trabzon’s Çaykara district. 9 people who were attacked were detained by the police. ...

Rebels without a Cause: Russia’s Proxies in Eastern Ukraine

International Crisis Group - 2019-07-16 22:35
Russia and the separatists it backs in Ukraine’s east are no longer quite on the same page, especially since the Kremlin abandoned ideas of annexing the breakaway republics or recognising their independence. The rift gives the new Ukrainian president an ...