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People to Gather in Erbil on First Anniversary of October 16 Events

BAS News - 2018-10-13 18:40
ERBIL - A gathering will be held on October 16 in the Kurdistan Region capital city to protest the Iraqi military incursion into the disputed Kurdish areas on the first anniversary of the event. Talking to BasNews, Hawar Mohammed, one of the organizers o ...

AL-kahrbaa district one year since liberation

SDF Press - 2018-10-12 15:02
Raqqa – As the first anniversary of the liberation of Raqqa city by SDF from the hands of the terrorist organization approaches, it is considered one of the days of liberation of the most important neighborhoods of Raqqa AL-kahbraa district” Electricity d ...

Discussing NATO’s 70th Anniversary in Tallinn and its Future in Riga

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-10-10 23:11
Every autumn, the Baltics host two significant conferences on defense and security: the Annual Baltic Conference on Defence (ABCD) held in Tallinn and the Riga Conference held in Riga. Of the two, ABCD is more narrowly focused on defense, whereas the Rig ...

Man Paints Big Kurdish Flag on Mountain in Koya

BAS News - 2018-09-26 19:30
ERBIL - A Kurdish man in the Kurdistan Region's Koya district has painted a big Kurdish flag on a mountain to mark the first anniversary of the independence referendum. Talking to BasNews, Ahmed Karim, the head of the project, pointed out that he had all ...

First anniversary of Kurdistan Independence Referendum

Waar Media - 2018-09-25 10:17
WAAR-DUHOK: The people of the Kurdistan Region are marking the first anniversary of its historic referendum on independence, which saw an overwhelming majority vote in favor of statehood. In an event scheduled to be held in Erbil on Monday, Kurds and Ira ...

A Year on: Kurdistan Never Regrets 2017’s Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2018-09-25 10:10
ERBIL — Today marks the first anniversary of the historic independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, a move that the Kurds view as a landmark in the modern history of Kurdish struggle for freedom. Twelve months on, the political situation in the re ...

Pictures: Kirkuk Hoisting Kurdistan Flag to Mark Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2018-09-25 10:10
ERBIL — People in Kirkuk have raised the Kurdistan flags across the disputed Kurdish city to mark the first anniversary of the landmark of the independence referendum a year earlier. According to the information and photographs obtained by BasNews, Kurdi ...

Iranian Kurds Mark First Anniversary of Kurdistan Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2018-09-21 13:08
ERBIL — A few days ahead of the first anniversary of the Kurdistan independence referendum, a number of hikers in the Iranian Kurdistan have hailed the prolonged struggle of Kurdish prominent leader, Masoud Barzani in preserving the rights of Kurds. Acco ...

Three Ezidis rescued from Islamic State captivity

Kurdistan24 - 2018-09-19 00:48
Ezidis from the Kocho village, in southern Shingal city, gather to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the Islamic State massacre against the minority group. (Photo: Kurdistan 24) ...

Today Marks 30th Anniversary of Last Round of Anfal Campaign Against Kurds

BAS News - 2018-08-25 11:34
ERBIL — Thirty years has passed since the Baath Regime’s campaign of massacring Kurds on 25 August 1988, merely for being Kurdish or having a family member participating in the struggle for the Kurdish rights. The eighth round — which was the last one — ...

Barzani Again Calls on Sides to Unite in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-08-16 23:37
ERBIL - It is time for all sides in the Kurdistan Region to review themselves and turn a new page, the president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, said on Thursday. Barzani made the remarks on the 72nd anniversary of his par ...

KDP followers commemorate 72nd anniversary

Waar Media - 2018-08-16 14:34
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is celebrating the anniversary of its establishment after 72 years. The KDP, which is now the largest Kurdish political party in Iraq, was established in 1946 in Mahabad (Iranian Kurdistan) by Kurdish lead ...

KDP Celebrates Its 72nd Anniversary

BAS News - 2018-08-16 11:43
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is celebrating the anniversary of its establishment after 72 years. The KDP, which is now the largest Kurdish political party in Iraq, was established in 1946 in Mahabad (Iranian Kurdistan) by Kurdish leader M ...

Erbil to Commemorate Sinjar Massacre This Week

BAS News - 2018-08-04 16:57
ERBIL — A special event has been organised the current week in Kurdistan Region’s capital city to commemorate the anniversary of Islamic State (IS) genocide campaign against the Kurdish Yezidis in Sinjar and surrounding areas. Four years ago, on 3rd Augu ...

Germany: Two Streets Named after Two Yezidi Villages

BAS News - 2018-08-04 15:34
ERBIL - German authorities, on the fourth anniversary of the Islamic State (IS) genocide against Yezidis, have named two streets as "Shingal" and "Kuco", the former being the Kurdish name for the mostly Yezidi populated Sinjar city. The religious minorit ...

Barzani: Yezidis Source of “Immense Pride” for Every Kurd

BAS News - 2018-08-03 22:44
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, said on Friday that the Yezidis are the source of pride for every Kurd. In a message to mark the fourth anniversary of the Islamic State (IS) massacre against Yezi ...

Kurdish PM: We Won't Stop Until Every Yezidi is Freed

BAS News - 2018-08-03 15:25
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani, on the fourth anniversary of the genocide committed against Yezidis in Iraq, promised that his government will continue to rescue the abducted members of the ethno-religious minority until the last one is fr ...

Kurds Commemorate 35th Anniversary of Anfal Campaign Against Barzanis

BAS News - 2018-07-31 10:23
ERBIL — On 31st July Kurds commemorated the 35th anniversary of the Barzanis’ disappearance in the 1983’s genocidal campaign against the Kurdish population by the former regime of Iraq. Thousands of Kurdish people, including men and boys from the Barzani ...

Statement to public opinion

SDF Press - 2018-07-19 09:58
On July 19, the seventh anniversary of the revolution of Roj-Ava and the Syrian north, which started its first spark of Kobany, the fortress of resistance. At the outset, on behalf of the General Command of the People’s Protection Units, we congratulate o ...

A year since Mosul liberation

The Global Coalition - 2018-07-11 15:11
July 10th is the one-year anniversary of the #MosulLiberation. On this day, #Iraqi forces recaptured the city through their military campaign to #DefeatDaesh. L’article A year since Mosul liberation est apparu en premier sur The Global Coalition Against ...

First Anniversary of Mosul Liberation

BAS News - 2018-07-10 11:05
ERBIL - Today marks the first anniversary of the liberation of Mosul Governorate as it was taken over by the Islamic State (IS) militants three years prior. In mid-2014, the extremists overran the province and the Iraqi army failed to repel the insurgent ...

Today Marks the Fourth Anniversary of Fall of Mosul

BAS News - 2018-06-10 13:59
ERBIL - Today, June 10, marks the fourth anniversary of the fall of the second largest city of Iraq, Mosul, in the hands of the Islamic State (IS) jihadists on June 10, 2014. The Iraqi army failed to repel the IS militants' surprise attack, the city ther ...

Nearly Six Decades as Peshmerga, Barzani Proud Since Day One

BAS News - 2018-05-20 16:26
ERBIL - The prominent Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani on his 56th anniversary of the day of his duty as a Peshmerga, said in a statement that to him "nothing in life has been as valuable as his noble duty". "Today marks the 56th anniversary of the day I be ...

Kurdish Question: An untold story about the division of Kurdistan

Justice for Kurds - 2018-05-15 22:08
Signed on 24 July 1923, the Lausanne Treaty divided Kurdistan between Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Azerbaijan. Even though we are entering its 94th anniversary now, one serious aspect of the Treaty has often, wittingly or unwittingly, been omitted. The d ...

First anniversary of liberation of Tishreen town

SDF Press - 2018-04-27 03:26
Tishreen town is located in the north-western corner of Raqqa city, about 30 km from the city The majority of its inhabitants work in agriculture and commerce. It is a link between the countryside and the city in terms of the distribution of goods. Its po ...

HDP lawmaker urges Turkey to recognize Armenian Genocide

Kurdistan24 - 2018-04-25 01:39
A group of human rights activists and lawmakers gathered in Istanbul to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide despite authorities' restrictions, April 24, 2018. (Photo: DHA) ...

Today, Is 120th anniversary of Kurdish Journalism day

Waar Media - 2018-04-22 14:59
WAAR-DUHOK: On Kurdish Journalism Day, the KRG has stressed the importance of media, calling on news outlets in the Region to “bridge the gap” between the people and the halls of power. Kurdish Journalism Day falls on the anniversary of the publication o ...
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