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HRW Concerned about Baghdad Sentencing IS Women to Death

BAS News - 2018-02-22 18:56
ERBIL — The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has expressed concern over the multiple cases of sentencing the Islamic State (IS) women to death or life in prison by the Iraqi judiciary authorities, saying the trials were “unfair”. “It’s just one indicator of how ...

Intensive movements of Turkish ambulances between Kills, Afrin

ANHA - 2018-02-22 08:06
Intensive movements of the Turkish ambulances are witnessed on the border line between Deir Swan village in Shera district in Afrin canton and the Turkish province of Kills, in addition to turning off the light by the Turkish authorities in the areas loca ...

Lavrov calls Damascus to dialogue with Kurds

ANHA - 2018-02-21 14:14
NEWS DESK -Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pointed out that dialogue is the main means to stop the bloodshed, calling on the Syrian authorities to dialogue with representatives of all ethnic and religious groups, including the Kurds. Russian Foreig ...

Turks are fleeing from authorities’ pressures

ANHA - 2018-02-21 10:47
NEWS DESK –More than 1,800 Turkish citizens, have demanded the Greek government to protect them from the Turkish government since the failed coup attempt in July 2016. Turkish citizens resort to Greece to escape from the pressure exerted by the AKP regime ...

Turkey Arrests 22 Kurds, Accuses Them of Links to PKK

BAS News - 2018-02-21 01:08
ERBIL — the Turkish authorities arrested on Tuesday a total of 22 Kurds for allegedly promoting the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on social media. A judicial source, cited by the state-run Anadolu Agency, said that nine of the arrests were made in the e ...

Erasing Arab Identity: Iran Demolishes More Historical Sites In Ahwaz

Roji Kurd - 2018-02-15 00:00
In January 2018, the Iranian regime ordered the demolition of another cherished artefact of Ahwazi heritage in the occupied Arab region of Ahwaz. Ahwazi activists reportedthat regime authorities ignored petitions submitted by local residents pleading with ...

Pictures: One Killed as Huge Fire Rages Central Duhok

BAS News - 2018-02-14 21:04
DUHOK — At least one civilian was killed in Wednesday’s huge fire incident in central Duhok, local authorities confirmed. The fire had erupted in a building where large electrical generators were operating. At least four firefighters were rushed to the h ...

Former HDP co-chair Kemalbay detained in Ankara over remarks on Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-02-14 13:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Serpil Kemalbay, former pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair, was arrested in Ankara on Tuesday by the Turkish authorities for allegedly “spreading terrorist propaganda” during her party’s congress, according to a security sou ...

Former HDP Co-Chair Kemalbay Detained in Ankara

BAS News - 2018-02-13 23:07
ERBIL — Serpil Kemalbay, former pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair, was arrested in Ankara on Tuesday by the Turkish authorities for allegedly “spreading terrorist propaganda” during her party’s congress, according to a security source. ...

Turkish authorities arrest anyone who says no to attacks on Afrin

ANHA - 2018-02-13 11:37
The Turkish authorities arrested 27 people, including politicians and members of trade unions and co-chairs of the Democratic Peoples' Party in Hatay and representatives of human rights organizations, because they refused attacks by the Turkish occupation ...

Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition elects new leaders

Reuters - 2018-02-11 17:46
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party elected new leaders on Sunday, at a congress that party officials said authorities had tried to stop by arresting hundreds of would-be attendees. ...

Mass Grave Discovered in Central Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-02-10 17:44
SINJAR — Authorities found on Saturday another mass grave of civilian victims of the Islamic State (IS) in central Sinjar. The mass grave contains six bodies, all of which are believed to be Kurdish Yezidi civilians from the city, said human rights activ ...

The Latest: Turkey to detain pol for opposing offensive

FOX News - 2018-02-09 17:28
The Latest on Syria-related developments (all times local): 1 p.m. Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have issued detention warrants against the co-leader of the country's pro-Kurdish party and 16 other activists for speaking out against Turk ...

Turkey: DBP Co-chair Detained

BAS News - 2018-02-07 01:34
ERBIL — Mehmet Ali Arslan, the Democratic Regions Party (DBP) Co-chair, was detained on Tuesday 6th February, by the Turkish authorities. Arslan was arrested in front of the BDP party building in Diyarbakır by the Turkish authorities on charges of his sp ...

Iraq Issues 2nd List of Most Wanted, Includes IS Leader This Time

BAS News - 2018-02-06 23:30
ERBIL — Iraqi judicial authorities on Tuesday issued a second list of the most-wanted people only a few days after issuing another including 60 fugitives. The new list includes Islamic State (IS) top leader Abubakir al-Baghdadi after the Iraqi government ...

Syria’s Kurdish Afrin urges Russia to oppose Turkish assault

E-Kurd - 2018-02-05 14:47
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Thousands protested in Syria’s Kurdish Afrin Sunday as local authorities called on world powers to intervene to halt a Turkish-led assault, accusing Russia of complicity in civilian deaths in the region. Ankara and allied rebels ...

South Carolina train crash leaves 2 dead, nearly 90 hurt

Waar Media - 2018-02-04 17:25
WAAR-DUHOK: A crash between an Amtrak passenger train and a CSX freight train near South Carolina’s capital killed two people and injured nearly 90 early Sunday, authorities said. It was the third deadly wreck involving Amtrak in less than two months. Am ...

Turkish army entered seven kilometers into Iraqi Kurdistan: authorities

E-Kurd - 2018-01-31 18:36
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Turkish army has entered seven kilometers into Iraq’s Kurdistan region, authorities and villagers said, staging hostilities in an area on the border with Turkey. Villagers in Barmiza village in the Bradost area on ...

Turkey arrested hundreds of opponents to aggression against Afrin

ANHA - 2018-01-30 10:02
NEWS DESK- The authorities of the Development and Justice Party (AKP) arrested hundreds of opponents to the Turkish aggression against Afrin, and the Turkish Interior Ministry admitted that it arrested 311 people only. As the Turkish authorities of AKP st ...

Turkey detains more than 300 over criticism of Syria offensive

Washington Times - 2018-01-30 09:13
Authorities in Turkey are cracking down on citizens who've used social media to criticize the nation's ongoing military offensive against a Kurdish enclave in Syria. The Turkish Interior Ministry said Monday that 311 people have been arrested since the o ...

Turkey Imposes Curfew on 15 Kurdish Villages

BAS News - 2018-01-29 22:07
ERBIL — The Turkish authorities imposed curfew on 15 villages and 4 districts of the Kurdish province of Elazığ on Monday. Elazığ governor’s office said in a statement that the residents of the area are required to stay indoors during the limited hours, ...

Syrian Kurds Won't Attend Sochi Congress

BAS News - 2018-01-28 22:49
ERBIL — Authorities in Syria's Kurdish autonomous region said on Sunday that they will not attend the peace talks in Russia's Sochi next week because of Turkey's offensive against the Kurdish enclave of Afrin. Fawza al-Yussef , co-chairman and and member ...

Kurdish Activist Sentenced to Death in Iran

BAS News - 2018-01-25 21:41
ERBIL — According to information released by Human Rights sources, the Iranian judicial authorities and officials in Sanandaj central prison have informed the family and the lawyer of Ramin Hossein Panahi, a Kurdish political activist, that he has been s ...

Şırnak: Seven Districts Placed Under Curfew by Turkish Authorities

BAS News - 2018-01-24 19:30
ERBIL — Turkish authorities have imposed curfew on seven districts in the Kurdish province of Şırnak today. The curfew was announced by Şırnak Governorate in a statement. Entrance is prohibited to these areas, according to the statement. The Turkish gove ...

No Transparency in Sulaymaniyah Budget

BAS News - 2018-01-23 19:10
A member of the provincial council accuses the local authorities of not spending the money on public services ERBIL — According to a statement by a member of the provincial council of Sulaymaniyah from the Change Movement (Goran), there is no transparenc ...

Turkish authorities detain co-chair of the Democratic Society congress

ANHA - 2018-01-22 20:43
NEWS DESDK –The co –chair of Democartic Society Congress Laila Covin has been detained in front of her house in Amad . After the medical examination, Leila was taken to the security center for interrogation. Investigations showed that Leila Koven was deta ...

HDP Lawmaker Baydemir Briefly Detained

BAS News - 2018-01-19 21:18
ERBIL — Osman Baydemir, member of Turkish parliament for the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) was detained on Friday January 19. Baydemir, who was also HDP’s spokesperson, was arrested by the Turkish authorities on charges of insulting the Pre ...

Turkish Constitutional Court admits violations of journalists’ rights

ANHA - 2018-01-12 12:00
NEWS DESK- The Turkish Constitutional Court admitted that it violated the rights of journalists detained in the country, while two courts refused to release them. The Turkish authorities arrested journalists Shaheen Alpay and Mohammed Altlan in 2016 after ...

Turkey urges Russia, Iran to stop Syrian army offensive in Idlib

Reuters - 2018-01-10 18:50
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey called on Russia and Iran on Wednesday to pressure Syrian authorities to halt a military offensive in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province, which Damascus launched despite an international deal to reduce hostilities there. ...

Iraqi Journalists Beaten in Central Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-01-08 00:58
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (JFO) has condemned the attack on a female journalist in central Baghdad last Thursday, urging the authorities to investigate the incident and protect journalists in the country. Bushra Sa’edi, an Iraqi ...

What will Turkish state say about these scenes?

ANHA - 2018-01-07 16:03
Avideo clip has been shown by residents in Deir-ez –Zor city car carrying number Mal Tabh municipality belonging to Istanbul Governorate Turkish authorities have sent it to IS gangs ...

Thousands of Kurds protest in Paris against ‘assassin’ Erdogan

E-Kurd - 2018-01-06 20:44
PARIS,— Thousands of Kurds protested in Paris on Saturday over the failure of the French authorities to convict anyone over the 2013 murders of three female Kurdish activists in the French capital. The demonstrators repeatedly chanted “Erdogan, assassin” ...

11 Saudi princes gathered at royal palace arrested

ANHA - 2018-01-06 15:49
NEWS DESK – 11 princes have been arrested by Saudi authorities who have gathered in royal place demanding cancellation of the royal which provided for the suspension of payment of electricity and water for princes. Saudi Arabia’s al-Qabas newspaper report ...

Kurdish prisoner exposed to internal bleeding in Iran’s prison

ANHA - 2018-01-06 13:02
NEWS DESK- A Kurdish detainee was exposed to internal bleeding in the prisons of the Iranian authorities in the result of the severe torture that he has been exposed to. Human Rights center in Iran “Herana” stated that the Kurdish detainee Jamal Ali in Sa ...

Turkish authorities prevented curfew on 31 areas of Merck

ANHA - 2018-01-05 14:26
NEWS DESK- The Turkish authorities imposed a curfew in 31 areas of the Merck tour under the pretext of “special security zones” in preparation for a military attack on the region. The Turkish army announced a curfew on 31 areas on the Merck tour as “speci ...

11 Iraqi Students Severely Burned While Celebrating Victory over IS

BAS News - 2018-01-04 00:27
ERBIL — At least 11 Iraqi college students received burns in an incident during a celebration at the Babil University organised to mark the fall of Islamic State (IS) in the country. According to local health authorities, most of the victims were severel ...

ÎRA: 187 journalists in Turkey arrested

ANHA - 2018-01-03 15:31
Free Reporters Initiative (ÎRA) disclosed the outcome of the Turkish authorities' violations against the journalists and the media outlets during 2017. ...

Iraqi Forces Arrest 3 Kurdish Activists in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-01-03 00:07
KIRKUK — At least three Kurdish activists were lately arrested by the Iraqi security forces for protesting the Arabisation campaign by Baghdad authorities in Kirkuk. According to Kurdistan 24, a group of Kurds were gathering in Kirkuk to protest the Arab ...

Turkey Claims It Killed, Injured 120 PKK Fighters in December

BAS News - 2018-01-02 21:58
ERBIL — Turkish military authorities claimed that they have killed at least 120 fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) over the last month of 2017. According to the figures compiled by Anadolu Agency, three Turkish soldiers and one civilian were ...

Baghdad Unilaterally Terminates Contract with Kurdish Employees of NOC

BAS News - 2018-01-02 21:58
KIRKUK — The Iraqi authorities have dismissed 20 local guards of the pipelines belonging to the North Oil Company in Kirkuk, no notification was made to the employees. For years, the state-owned North Oil Company had hired locals to protect its pipelines ...

Iran Re-opens Two Remaining Border Crossings with Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-01-02 19:19
ERBIL — The Iranian government re-opened on Tuesday the two remaining border crossings with the Kurdistan Region after over three months. Authorities from Haji Omaran International Gate confirmed that trade and tourism movements were resumed by the Irani ...

Iran’s protests enter its 6th day, death toll rises to 20

ANHA - 2018-01-02 12:32
NEWS DESK – demonstrations and Protests are still ongoing in Iran for the 6th night in a row, during which security headquarters and police stations were attacked, in which dead and wounded, including police, were killed while authorities vowed to deal st ...

Tehran threatens demonstrators ,killing 2west of country

ANHA - 2017-12-31 12:29
Iranian Interior Minister Abdul Ridha Rahmani Fadhli threatened demonstrators against the policies of the Iranian authorities, vowing their allegation and saying "they will be held accountable for their actions and paying the price." ...

Turkey, Russia sign deal on supply of S-400 missiles

Reuters - 2017-12-29 23:15
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Russia on Friday signed an accord for Moscow to supply Ankara with S-400 surface-to-air missile batteries, Turkish authorities said, finalizing a deal set to deepen military ties between NATO member Turkey and the Kremlin. ...

Turkish authorities detain co-chair of DBP Agri Brush

ANHA - 2017-12-29 14:24
NEWS DESK- Turkish police detained the co –chair of the Democratic Regions party Agri Nayel Barsh and transferred him to the prison of Patanus. Turkish police raided the house of the DBP’s co –chair on Thursday evening and detained him and transferred him ...

Yezidi Abductees Among Suspected IS Families in Iraq Prisons: Official

BAS News - 2017-12-28 23:58
DUHOK — At least 1,700 suspected families of Islamic State (IS) militants are being held under custody by the Iraqi authorities, and among them are Kurdish Yezidis whom were abducted by the IS jihadists back in 2014, said a Kurdish official. Hussein Qa’i ...

Iraq extends Kurdistan international flight ban over independence vote

E-Kurd - 2017-12-28 19:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi authorities have extended through February an international flight ban slapped on the autonomous Kurdistan region in response to a controversial independence vote, an airport official said Thursday. Baghdad s ...

International Flight Ban on Erbil Extend

BAS News - 2017-12-27 22:41
ERBIL — Baghdad authorities extended on Wednesday the ban it had imposed on international flights to Erbil International Airport in retaliation for Kurds’ independence referendum. Erbil International Airport published the official decision on its Twitter ...

Iranian authorities killed another Kurdish citizen

ANHA - 2017-12-27 15:17
NEWS DESK- The Iranian police killed on Wednesday morning the Kurdish citizen Rahmat Suleiman in Uremia governorate in east Kurdistan. According to the media in eastern Kurdistan, the Iranian police fired bullets on Wednesday morning against the citizen R ...

International expert teams to Document Sinjar Mass Graves

BAS News - 2017-12-27 00:18
SINJAR — Expert teams of the UN and EU together with authorities from Baghdad have arrived in Kurdish areas of Sinjar to investigate and document mass graves of Yezidi victims of Islamic State (IS) genocide. Sa’doun Shamir, a member of Snune local admini ...

No Official Decision to Reopen Iran-KRG Border Gates: Official

BAS News - 2017-12-24 14:12
ERBIL — A local official in Haji Omeran district stated that there are no official decisions to reopen Haji Omeran land route border crossing although the Iranian authorities had previously declared that the gate would be reopened soon. Farznk Ahmed Lawk ...

Iraqi Delegation to Visit Erbil, Meet with KRG Authorities

BAS News - 2017-12-24 12:30
ERBIL — A delegation from Iraqi high-ranking officials is expected to visit Erbil to meet with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) authorities for discussion over returning the displaced Iraqis to their areas. An Iraqi government delegation, consisti ...

Thalassemia Patient Dies in Erbil Due to Medicine Shortages

BAS News - 2017-12-23 14:15
ERBIL — A young thalassemia patient in the Kurdistan Region lost her life on Saturday due to the shortage of medical supplies, for which the authorities blame Baghdad’s embargo on drug supplies to Erbil. Asia Mohammed, a 17-year-old girl whose health con ...
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