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Three years without justice for murdered Iraqi Kurdish journalist Wedat Hussein Ali

Three years without justice for murdered Iraqi Kurdish journalist Wedat Hussein Ali

E-Kurd - 2019-08-13 22:24
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— As Iraqi Kurdistan region marks the third anniversary of the death of Kurdish journalist Wedat Hussein on Tuesday, his case remains officially unsolved and no one has been prosecuted for his abduction and murder. His fami ...
Three years without justice for murdered Iraqi Kurdish journalist Wedat Hussein Ali - E-Kurd

Iraqi Kurdistan authorities shut down ‘Hitler’ restaurant until owner changes name

E-Kurd - 2019-09-04 10:52
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish authorities have shut down a restaurant in Iraqi Kurdistan’s Duhok province and have asked the owner to change the controversial name “Hitler Restaurant.” A source from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) told ...

Iraqi Kurdistan restaurant named ‘Hitler’, uses swastika as logo

E-Kurd - 2019-09-03 18:43
Iraqi Kurdistan government permits a restaurant to be named ‘Hitler’ using swastika symbol. DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A restaurant named after the genocidal German dictator Adolf Hitler in Duhok city in Iraqi Kurdistan has triggered much controver ...

An Iraqi-Kurdish MP Discusses The Importance Of Good Relations With Baghdad - Tsarizm

Tsarizm - 2019-08-20 18:28

Khashoggi mourners demand ‘true justice’ for reporter’s death

Irishtimes - 2019-08-19 21:51

Commemoration for murdered Kurdish journalist prevented in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-19 21:01
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The family of murdered Kurdish journalist Wedat Hussein Ali on Sunday has accused the Sulaimani Asayish security of preventing them from holding a ceremony commemorating his memory and honoring his work, NRT TV report ...

Mayor of Iraq’s Fallujah apologizes for insults to Kurdish citizen

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-17 15:09

Three Yazidi girls freed from Islamic State captivity in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-08-14 14:14
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The director of the Yazidi Rescue Center in Duhok city in Iraqi Kurdistan, Hussein Qaidi, said on Wednesday that three Yazidi girls had been rescued from Islamic State group (ISIS) captivity. Qaidi said the girls are betw ...

Mustafa Sayid Qadir ‘selected’ as Gorran’s candidate for Iraqi Kurdistan vice president: source

E-Kurd - 2019-08-13 18:25
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,—The Change (Gorran) Movement has selected Mustafa Sayid Qadir as its pick for Iraqi Kurdistan region vice president. An informed source who spoke on condition of anonymity told NRT TV on Tuesday that General Coordinato ...

Five Years of Imprisonment for a Kurdish Civilian

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-08-12 02:01
Aref Mohammadi, a Kurdish civilian from the village of Bavan in the Margevar area of Orumiyeh, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment by the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh. Kurdistan Human Rights… The post Five Years of Imprisonment for a Kur ...

Saturday Mothers demand justice for Ferhat Tepe

ANF - 2019-08-10 15:28
26 years ago, the then 18-year-old Özgür-Gündem correspondent Ferhat Tepe was abducted in Bitlis. Tepe's body was found two weeks later. He had been tortured to death. ...

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 ...

Kurdish journalist Deniz Firat commemorated by her grave

ANF - 2019-08-09 08:53
Five years ago, Kurdish journalist Deniz Firat was killed in an attack by the ISIS on the Maxmur refugee camp in southern Kurdistan. She was commemorated by her grave in Van. ...

Calming the Restless Pacific: Violence and Crime on Colombia’s Coast

International Crisis Group - 2019-08-08 17:06
Three years after the FARC peace deal, Colombia’s Pacific region has seen surges of both dissident guerrilla activity and drug-related crime. To better aid this historically neglected area, the state should expand its presence, speed up development proje ...

After Iraqi Kurdish Independence Vote Backfires, 'I Do Not Regret It,' Says Barzani | WVTF

WVTF - 2019-08-08 07:23

Libération: Cinq ans après l’EI, les Yazidis fêtent l’été mais n’oublient pas les tueries

Justice for Kurds - 2019-08-07 11:18
A Lalish, sanctuaire des Yazidis dans le nord de l’Irak, des centaines de personnes célèbrent la fête de l’été, assombrie cette année encore par le souvenir de l’offensive meurtrière du groupe Etat islamique (EI), il y a tout juste cinq ans. Au milieu de ...

Three Years Passed: Details of Enforcing the Execution of 25 Sunni Kurdish Prisoners in an Interview with one of their Cell-mates

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-08-04 02:02
On the third anniversary of execution of 25 Sunni Kurdish prisoners in Rajaishahr Prison of Karaj, Kurdistan Human Rights Network publishes an interview with the Sunni prisoners at this prison regarding the… The post Three Years Passed: Details of Enforc ...

Hazim Tahsin Beg sworn in as new Yazidi leader in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-27 22:16
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Hazim Tahsin Beg was inaugurated as leader (Mir) of global Yazidi community on Saturday at Lalish Temple, the faith’s most holy site, located in Duhok province in Iraqi Kurdistan. Hazim Tahsin Beg was chosen as the new Ya ...

Iraqi Kurdish tourists beaten, arrested in Turkey for posing with Kurdistan flag

E-Kurd - 2019-07-20 06:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdish tourists were beaten by a group of locals in Turkey’s Trabzon province bordering the Black Sea on Thursday. Nine people were detained then released by Turkish authorities on Friday. Immediately, Kurds ...

Yazidis receive $500,000 grant from U.S. to fund Lalish Temple restoration: ambassador

E-Kurd - 2019-07-18 21:03
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Lalish Temple, the spiritual home of the Yazidi minority in Duhok in Iraqi Kurdistan, has received a $500,000 grant from the US government to fund its restoration, US Ambassador to Baghdad Mathew Tueller announced Thursda ...