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Kurdistan Sends Crew to Fight Fire in Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-18 14:10
ERBIL — Kurdish firefighters were dispatched urgently after Iranian officials at the KRG-Iran border crossing called for help to extinguish a massive fire on a truck. On Tuesday morning, Kurdish authorities at Haji Omaran border crossing opened the gates ...

Field fires in Syrian Kurdistan’s Hasaka kill 10: monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-06-16 21:31
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Fires engulfing vital wheat fields across Syrian Kurdistan (Syria’s northeast) have killed at least 10 people, a war monitor said Sunday, as Kurdish authorities claim the blazes were set deliberately. Kurdish authorities and ...

Syrian Kurdish authorities to stop wheat going to govt ...

Trust - 2019-06-16 06:24

Syrian Kurdish authorities to stop wheat going to govt territory | Successful Farming

Agriculture - 2019-06-15 23:21

Iraqi authorities prevent IDPs from returning home: HRW

Rûdaw - 2019-06-15 00:44
An estimated 1.8 million people are still displaced ...

The KMMK-G demanded the immediate and unconditional release of Zara Mohammad

Kurdpa - 2019-06-14 17:17
Kurdpa Agency: the Association for Human Rights in Kurdistan of Iran-Geneva (KMMK-G) calls on the UN Special Rapporteur for Iran to urge Iranian authorities the immediate and unconditional release of Zara Mohammad. ...

6 orphans from Islamic State families handed over by Syrian Kurds to Belgium

E-Kurd - 2019-06-14 10:07
BEIRUT,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), in north northeast Syria, on Thursday handed to their Belgian counterparts six orphans born to families belonging to the Islamic State group, officials said. “Six Belgian orphan children were han ...

Turkish novelist details online abuse as authorities crackdown on ‘obscenity’ | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-06-13 13:45

Syrian Kurdish authorities to stop wheat going to govt territory - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-06-12 16:30

Syrian Kurdish authorities to stop wheat going to government territory | Euronews

Euronews - 2019-06-12 16:01

Syrian Kurdish authorities to stop wheat going to government territory - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-06-12 15:20

Syrian Kurds and Damascus regime battle for wheat

E-Kurd - 2019-06-11 20:34
AMUDE, Syrian Kurdistan,— Gazing over his wheat field in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria, farmer Adel Othman expects a bumper crop this year, but two rival authorities squabbling over his harvest have dashed his enthusiasm. After successi ...

Kurdish-led authorities in Syria struggling with wild fires

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-11 16:54

Turkey closed down Nûçe Ciwan Agency for the 34th time

ANF - 2019-06-11 11:35
Nûçe Ciwan Agency has been closed down once again by Turkish authorities. ...

Syrian Kurds hand over French, Dutch Islamic State orphans

Seattle Times - 2019-06-11 06:18
BEIRUT (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Syria have handed 12 French and two Dutch orphans whose fathers were killed fighting for the Islamic State group back to their countries, according to Kurdish and European officials. Abdulkarim Omar, a senior off ...

Syrian Kurds ban cigarettes, alcohol for underage children in Kobani

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 11:34
KOBANI, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish-led authorities in the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) town of Kobani and its surrounding areas on Saturday banned the sale of hookah pipes, cigarettes, and alcohol to underage after a video report from Kurdistan 24 which sho ...

Kurdish-led authorities in Kobani ban hookah, cigarettes, alcohol for underage children

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-09 18:59

An American Family Detained in Syria Is Sent Back to the U.S.

New York Times - 2019-06-08 17:42
Kurdish authorities are releasing some of the 12,000 foreign women and children affiliated with the Islamic State held in detention camps in Syria. ...

Kurdish signage allegedly removed by Turkish authorities

Rûdaw - 2019-06-08 15:28

Two US women, 6 children repatriated from Syria: Report

Al Jazeera - 2019-06-05 18:00
Two women with ties to ISIL and six children will return to the US on Wednesday, Kurdish-led authorities tell Reuters. ...

Kurdish authorities to release 800 Syrians from Al-Hol camp: official | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-06-05 06:01

Dont give leave of absence to security and political prisoners in Urmia Prison

Kurdpa - 2019-06-04 00:37
Kurdpa Agency: On approaching Eid al-Fitr, authorities of the Central Prison of Urmia opposed to give leave of absence to security and political prisoners. ...

Authorities in Iran arrest several Kurds ahead of Quds Day parade: report

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-03 22:35

Norway to repatriate 5 orphan children of ISIS adherents from Syria

The Defense Post - 2019-06-03 18:53
The Kurdish administration in northeast Syria handed over five orphans from a family who joined ISIS to Norwegian authorities The post Norway to repatriate 5 orphan children of ISIS adherents from Syria appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Syria Kurds hand over five Islamic State orphans to Norway

E-Kurd - 2019-06-03 18:50
Al-Hol Camp, Syria,— The Kurdish administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria on Monday handed over five orphans from families of the Islamic State group to Norwegian authorities, a spokesman said. “Following a request made by the Kingd ...

Autonomous Administration hands over 5 minors to Norway

ANF - 2019-06-03 16:48
The Autonomous Administration Foreign Relations Bureau handed over 5 children to Norwegian government authorities. ...

800 women, children including ISIS relatives to leave Syrian camp: Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-06-03 15:04
AIN ISSA, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria said Sunday they plan to hand 800 women and children, including relatives of jihadists, to their families in the first such transfer from an overcrowded camp ...

Norway takes steps to repatriate 5 children born into ISIS family

Rûdaw - 2019-06-03 10:25
"Norway recognizes the challenges and the pressure on the local authorities in northeast Syria ...

Kurdish authorities to release 800 Syrians from Al-Hol camp: official | Business Standard News

Business Standard - 2019-06-02 13:05

Kurdish authorities to release 800 Syrians from Al-Hol camp - Al Arabiya English

Alarabiya - 2019-06-02 12:41

Turkish authorities launch investigation into municipality for using province’s Kurdish name | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-31 17:12

War-torn Syria also feels heat of summer crop fires like Iraq

Rûdaw - 2019-05-31 10:13
Kurdish authorities acknowledge they have few capabilities to deal with the arsons ...

Turkish election authorities order re-vote in Istanbul - World Socialist Web Site

WSWS - 2019-05-30 22:03

Uzbekistan repatriates 148 women and children linked to ISIS from Syria

The Defense Post - 2019-05-30 21:56
Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria handed over 148 Uzbek women and children linked to ISIS for repatriation The post Uzbekistan repatriates 148 women and children linked to ISIS from Syria appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Iraq sentences 7th French Islamic State member to death

E-Kurd - 2019-05-30 16:09
BAGHDAD,— A Baghdad court has sentenced a seventh French jihadist to death for joining the Islamic State group. Yassin Sakkam was among 12 French citizens transferred to Iraqi authorities in January by a US-backed Kurdish-led force fighting the jihadist ...

Syria Kurds handed over 148 Uzbek Islamic State women, children: officials

E-Kurd - 2019-05-30 09:49
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) on Wednesday handed over 148 Uzbek women and children linked to the Islamic State group to diplomats from the Central Asian country for repatriation, officials said. In total m ...

Iraq hands over 188 Turkish children of suspected Islamic State members

E-Kurd - 2019-05-29 17:00
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi authorities handed over 188 Turkish children of suspected Islamic State members to Turkey on Wednesday at Baghdad airport, where they boarded a plane and prepared to fly home, officials from Iraq’s judiciary and UNICEF said. Representativ ...

Yezidi Woman Found in Syria’s al-Hol Camp

BAS News - 2019-05-29 16:52
ERBIL — The authorities in charge of al-Hol Camp in the Syrian Kurdistan have found another Kurdish Yezidi woman at the camp whom was abducted by the Islamic State (IS) since 2014. According to local sources who confirmed the report to BasNews, Suham Raf ...

Iraq Hands over 188 Turkish Children of IS Suspects

BAS News - 2019-05-29 16:52
ERBIL — Iraq, in cooperation with the UNICEF, handed over at least 188 children of suspected Islamic State (IS) jihadists to Turkey. Reuters said Iraqi judicial authorities and UN representatives were present on Wednesday at the Baghdad International Air ...

Iraq Sentences 4th French IS Member to Death

BAS News - 2019-05-27 16:04
ERBIL — Iraqi judicial authorities sentenced another French national to death on Monday for his membership in the Islamic State (IS). Citing a court source, AFP said Mustapha Merzoughi, 37, was sentenced to death by hanging. "The evidence and the confess ...

France on Death Penalty for 3 French in Iraq: Execution Opposed in Principle

BAS News - 2019-05-27 14:55
ERBIL — A day after Iraqi judicial authorities sentenced three French nationals to death for their membership to the Islamic State (IS), the French government said it is opposed in principle to the practice of death penalty. “France is opposed, on princi ...

Venezuelan prison clashes leave 29 inmates dead

BBC - 2019-05-26 00:01
At least 19 police officers were also wounded in the violence in Portuguesa state, authorities say. ...

150 Kurdish ISIS militants who surrendered to Kurdistan Region authorities are in prison: Official

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-24 16:50

Authorities seize 110 tons of expired food items, products in Kurdistan during Ramadan

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-24 13:03

150 Kurdish ISIS militants who surrendered to Kurdistan Region authorities are in prison: Official

Gulan Media - 2019-05-24 12:52

10,000 illegal drug users in Iraqi Kurdistan, official says

E-Kurd - 2019-05-24 12:35
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Sulaimani’s drug czar told Rudaw TV this week that drug use is on the rise in Iraqi Kurdistan Region. “Unfortunately the number [of drug addicts] is increasing, not declining. We’ve informed the top authorities of the ...

Turkey allows new lawyer visit to jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-23 13:55
ANKARA,— Turkish authorities allowed imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan to see his lawyers on Wednesday for the first time since lifting a ban on such meetings last week. Ocalan, held on Imrali island near Istanbul, saw his lawyers on May 2 for th ...

24 Islamic State militants killed in Tajikistan prison riot

E-Kurd - 2019-05-20 23:11
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan,— A riot at a prison in Tajikistan has left 32 people dead, including 24 members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group and three guards, authorities said on Monday. Five of the inmates and the three guards were ...

Respect local election victories, European local authorities congress tells AKP | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-19 21:30

Erbil-Kirkuk Highway Closed Temporarily

BAS News - 2019-05-18 21:03
ERBIL - Authorities have ordered the closure of the highway between the Kurdistan Region's Erbil capital and disputed city of Kirkuk for a temporary period of time. Confirming to Kurdistan 24 on Saturday evening, head of Police Directorate in Prde, Abdin ...

Sweden urged to hire Norwegian police to aid recruitment

BBC - 2019-05-18 00:01
A union says it would boost recruitment but authorities say they won't hire officers from abroad. ...

Shengal: Open the Humanitarian Corridor!

ANF - 2019-05-16 18:55
The health committee of Shengal calls on the Iraqi government and the responsible authorities to immediately open the humanitarian corridor between Shengal and Rojava. ...

[PICTURES]: Iraqis Mock Authorities with Pictures of “Tasteless Projects”

BAS News - 2019-05-16 11:41
ERBIL — Iraqis on social media are sharing photographs showing public projects without “a bit of aesthetic” to mock people ruling the country. The trend begun after activists shared pictures of street lampposts in an unconventional shapes and red color. ...

Authorities in northern Iraq investigate beating, robbery of Chr

Rûdaw - 2019-05-14 17:30

Iran officials wise enough not to face fates of Saddam, Gaddafi

Rûdaw - 2019-05-13 12:00
Iran authorities' long-running "wisdom" will allow it to find a way to avoid war with the United States ...

Authorities confirm the safety of the Darbandikhan Dam after the earthquake yesterday

Kurdiu - 2019-05-12 23:15

Kuwait to fund reconstruction of Iraq border crossing

Waar Media - 2019-05-12 17:34
WAAR_DUHOK Kuwait will fund the reconstruction of a main border crossing with Iraq, the Iraqi authorities said Sunday. In a statement, the Border Crossing Authority said a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the two countries to pre ...

Iraqi authorities ban jean shorts, ripped jeans in Kirkuk

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-12 07:35

Iraqi authorities ban and arresting people wearing shorts in Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2019-05-11 17:38
KIRKUK,— Iraqi Security Forces in Kirkuk are arresting anyone seen wearing jean shorts or ripped jeans, a police spokesperson said on Saturday. Colonel Afrasyaw Kamel, a spokesperson for Kirkuk Police, told K24 TV the decision to ban jean shorts and ripp ...

Plastic bags banned at bakeries in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-09 13:24
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Citing health concerns, authorities in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan have issued a ban on plastic bags at bakeries across the city, instructing bakers to switch to paper. “Plastic has abundant disadvantages, endan ...

Syria: Seven IS Children Handed Over to Swedish Delegation

BAS News - 2019-05-07 22:16
ERBIL - At least seven children of the Islamic State (IS) militants were handed over to a Swedish delegation on Tuesday by the local authorities in the country. The Swedish delegates received the seven children at the Faysh Khabur border crossing between ...

Indonesian authorities arrest suspected members of ISIS-affiliated group, thwart planned terrorist attack: report

Gulan Media - 2019-05-07 21:21

Fleas partially close north-east Paris police station

BBC - 2019-05-07 01:15
Police trade union Alliance demand authorities shut and fumigate the 19th arrondissement station. ...

Syrian Kurdish authorities return 27 freed Yezidis to Shingal

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-06 18:32

Venezuelan Authorities Investigate Cause of Helicopter Crash That Killed 7 Military Officers [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-05-06 09:39

Turkey, Russia Considering Deployment to Tel Rifaat in Northern Syria

BAS News - 2019-05-05 11:03
ERBIL — Turkish and Russian authorities are taking into consideration the possibility of deploying forces to the border areas Tel Rifaat in northern Syria, where the US-backed Kurdish forces are in control. The measures come a day after Turkey confirmed ...

Paris May Day protests: Riot police probed over 'assault' videos

BBC - 2019-05-04 00:40
French authorities are reviewing videos that appear to show riot police attacking protesters. ...

Turkey’s top court says authorities violated rights of two journalists detained on terrorism charges: report - The Globe and Mail

Theglobeandmail - 2019-05-03 00:44

Turkey's top court says journalists' rights violated: NTV

Reuters - 2019-05-02 20:54
Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that authorities had violated the freedom of expression and personal security of two journalists detained on terrorism charges after the 2016 attempted coup, broadcaster NTV said. ...

Tajikistan Repatriates 84 IS Children from Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-02 13:07
ERBIL — The Tajik government has repatriated 84 children whose mothers are imprisoned in Iraq for belonging to the Islamic State (IS). After their arrival on April 30, local authorities planned a medical checkup for the children before being given to the ...

KDP’s discriminatory rules – Get a job at int’l oil companies in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-01 15:15
Araz Barwari | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Local government authorities of KDP made discriminatory work rules to get a job at international oil companies operating in Iraqi Kurdistan Local government authorities of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) have made d ...

Rights group: 3,000 prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey

Seattle Times - 2019-04-30 18:49
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The number of prisoners who have joined a hunger strike to press Turkish authorities to end the isolation in jail of Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has increased to close to 3,000, a human rights group said Tuesday. Human Righ ...

US authorities foil California bomb attack plot

Kurdiu - 2019-04-30 18:26

Rights group: 3,000 prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey

FOX News - 2019-04-30 16:23
A Turkish human rights group says close to 3,000 prisoners have joined a hunger strike to press authorities to end the alleged isolation in jail of Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan. ...

Main opposition accuses Turkish authorities of turning blind eye to attack against CHP leader | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-04-26 02:53

Iran Executes Another Kurd

BAS News - 2019-04-25 12:59
ERBIL — Iranian authorities executed another Kurdish inmate in northeastern province of Khoransan on Monday. Identified by first name only, Reza was arrested six years ago swhen he was on death row, according to Hangaw Organization for Human Rights. He w ...

Turkey detains suspect believed planning to attack ANZAC service: police

Reuters - 2019-04-25 09:43
Turkish authorities have arrested a suspected Islamic State member they believe was planning to attack a World War One commemoration at Gallipoli attended by hundreds of Australians and New Zealanders, police said on Wednesday. ...

Authorities: Death toll rises to 30 in Colombia landslide

Yahoo - 2019-04-24 03:23

Mosul Dam Close to Overflow: Warning for Tigris Bank

BAS News - 2019-04-24 00:05
ERBIL - Authorities in Mosul have urged people living in the surrounding areas to evacuate from their houses while the dam is being discharged. The Mosul Dam directorate said in a statement on Tuesday evening that the residents who live near the Tigris R ...

Sri Lanka attacks: IS 'may be linked', government says

BBC - 2019-04-24 00:00
The scale of the attacks suggests that there was foreign assistance, Sri Lankan authorities say. ...

Paris Refuses to Repatriate IS French Nationals Held in Syria

BAS News - 2019-04-23 21:40
ERBIL - Paris has refused to repatriate the Islamic State (IS) French nationals held in Syria, arguing that a judge was not able to rule on the matter "given it involved negotiations with foreign authorities." "The Council of State (Conseil d'Etat) rejec ...

Sri Lanka attacks: Authorities face scrutiny over advance warnings

BBC - 2019-04-23 00:01
Reports there were warnings of possible attacks throws the spotlight on the country's leadership. ...

Authorities say investigation into murder of two Indiana schoolgirls is going in 'new direction' [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-04-21 21:51

Iraqi court sentences four to death for joining Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-04-21 20:59
BAGHDAD,— An Iraqi court has sentenced four people to death by hanging for belonging to the Islamic State militant group and committing terrorist crimes in Iraq and Syria, a judiciary statement said on Sunday. The four men, wanted by Iraqi authorities, w ...

Iraq Dismisses Another Kurdish Official in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-21 14:57
ERBIL — Authorities ordered the dismissal of another Kurdish official in the disputed province of Kirkuk. According to the information obtained by BasNews, Jihan Ibrahim, manager of Kirkuk acting directorate of water and sewage is replaced by a new figur ...

Sulaimaniya: Authorities Issue Closure of Gun Shops

BAS News - 2019-04-19 00:14
ERBIL - Authorities in the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province have issued a decree to close down the gun shops due to increased number of violations in the city, local police confirmed. Talking to BasNews, spokesperson for Sulaimaniya Police Directo ...

Authorities: Man sleeping in dumpster ends up in trash truck

Yahoo - 2019-04-18 23:11

Iraq frees Frenchman who entered Syria to 'support Yazidis' It is unclear why Syrian Kurdsih forces or the US-led coalition handed the man to Iraqi authorities April 18, 2019

The National AE - 2019-04-18 22:45

Turkish authorities plunder town halls before handover, pro-Kurdish party says | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-04-18 19:33

Mosul prison using torture to extract ISIS affiliation confessions: HRW

Rûdaw - 2019-04-18 18:06
“What will it take for the authorities to take torture allegations seriously?” ...

Twitter allowed death threats against Rep. Ilhan Omar to stay online so authorities could investigate them: report

Yahoo - 2019-04-18 15:38

Village School Closed Down as Turkey-PKK Conflicts Continue on Kurdistan border

BAS News - 2019-04-18 14:45
ERBIL — Local authorities had to close down a school in Shranshe village of Duhok province and send the students to a neighboring district as Turkish airstrikes against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) continue in the area. Shranshe village is located ...

Successful Uyghur Developer Confirmed Detained by Xinjiang Authorities

RFA - 2019-04-18 06:21

Trump Vetoes Resolution On Ending US Support in Yemen

Waar Media - 2019-04-17 12:45
WAAR_DUHOK President Donald Trump vetoed a resolution Tuesday that called for the U.S. to end support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. “This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of ...

Iraq begins trial proceedings for 900 Islamic State suspected militants

E-Kurd - 2019-04-15 12:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraq has begun trial proceedings for nearly 900 Iraqi suspected members of the Islamic State group caught fleeing jihadist territory in neighbouring Syria, a judicial source told AFP on Sunday. They were handed over to Iraqi authorities by the ...

Iraq Exhumes Three Mass Graves of Kurdish Victims of “Anfal”

BAS News - 2019-04-15 01:16
ERBIL — Authorities in Iraq’s southern province of Musanna announced on Sunday that they have begun unearthing three mass graves which contain remnants of several dozens of Kurdish victims killed by the Baath regime. Holding a skull and an earring recove ...

European rights body urges Turkey to respect voters’ choice

E-Kurd - 2019-04-13 13:34
ANKARA,— Europe’s human rights watchdog is urging Turkey to respect voters’ decisions after electoral authorities blocked some newly elected district mayors from taking office despite winning local elections on March 31. The Council of Europe on Friday a ...

Mass grave with Kurdish Anfal victims found in southern Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-04-13 11:22
SAMAWAH, southern Iraq,— Local authorities from a southern Iraqi province began on Friday the exhumation of a mass grave containing bodies of Kurds believed to have been killed during the former Baathist regime’s deadly Anfal campaign against the Kurds. ...

Turkish authorities certify Kurdish mayor despite ruling party's objections to his age | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-04-13 01:50

SDF Hands Over Another 200 IS Militants to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-12 19:48
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Friday sent over 200 Islamic State (IS) prisoners to the Iraqi authorities. An Iraqi security source confirmed that the Iraqi army’s 8th Division received the jihadists and transferred them to a m ...
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