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Iraqi IDP voting rights uncertain for upcoming provincial electi

Iraqi IDP voting rights uncertain for upcoming provincial electi

Rûdaw - 2019-08-13 23:31

Iraqi IDP voting rights uncertain for upcoming provincial electi - Rûdaw

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Reuters - 2019-08-08 18:03
Jailed Kurdish militant 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 militants within a week, his lawyers said in a statement on Thursday. ...

World Food Programme’s assistance for Syrians

The Global Coalition - 2019-08-08 18:02
Article World Food Programme’s assistance for Syrians Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

KCDK-E calls for massive protests against Turkish occupation

ANF - 2019-08-08 14:59
The Europe-wide Kurdish umbrella organisation KCDK-E called for demonstrations against the Turkish occupation efforts in Kurdistan this weekend. Protests have already been announced in numerous places. ...

Iraqi forces arrest senior ISIS member responsible for spoils-of-war

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-07 15:32

Turkey: Concerns for Disappeared Men Now in Police Custody | Human Rights Watch

HRW - 2019-08-07 10:27

Güven appeals to the Speaker of Bashur Parliament for Maxmur

ANF - 2019-08-07 09:46
Leyla Güven called on the Speaker of Parliament of South Kurdistan Rewas Fayeq to take action for the removal of the embargo on Maxmur refugee camp. ...

Sinn Féin: End delaying legislation on presidential voting rights

ANF - 2019-08-04 11:03
Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald has urged the government to “end the delay” in publishing legislation to allow for a referendum on extending presidential voting rights. ...

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 ...

Kurdish Activist on Hunger Strike after Being Detained for the Past 7 Months

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-07-26 02:01
Hossein Kamangar, a Kurdish activist who has been temporarily detained for the past seven months, has gone on hunger strike in protest to his continued arrest and uncertain condition as well as… The post Kurdish Activist on Hunger Strike after Being Deta ...

Ashti Hawrami named as Iraqi Kurdistan assistant PM for energy affairs

E-Kurd - 2019-07-21 20:02
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Despite of his involvement in the illegal oil deals and activities the former Iraqi Kurdistan Minister of Natural Resources (MNR) Ashti Hawrami has been formally named as assistant prime minister for energy affairs ...

Iraqi Kurdistan arrests Turkish lawmaker's brother for assassination of diplomat

Reuters - 2019-07-20 23:07
Security services in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region said on Saturday they had arrested the brother of a lawmaker serving in the Turkish parliament for the assassination of a Turkish diplomat in the Iraqi Kurdish regional capital Erbil. ...

Kurdistan PM Masrour Barzani arrives in Iraqi capital for talks

E-Kurd - 2019-07-16 19:06
BAGHDAD,— A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) led by the Prime Minister Masrour Barzani arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday for meetings with senior Iraqi federal officials, the first in his new capacity. Masrour Barzani met with Iraqi Pr ...

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. ...

Four Detainees Transferred to Solitary Confinement for Execution at Orumiyeh Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-07-16 02:00
Four prisoners sentenced to execution on the charge of murder were reportedly transferred to solitary confinement at Orumiyeh Central prison from various wards in preparation for execution on July 15. Kurdistan Human… ...