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Italian govern allows 'Ocean Viking' to disembark in Lampedusa

ANF - 2019-09-14 10:28
The Italian authorities have authorized the 'Ocean Viking', the rescue ship of SOS Mediterranée and Doctors Without Borders (MSF), to disembark in Lampedusa the 82 migrants on board. ...

Spanish journalist detained for weeks without charge, deported from Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-09-11 10:44
BEIRUT,— The Committee to Protect Journalists on Tuesday condemned Iraqi Kurdistan authorities’ detention and deportation of Spanish freelance journalist Ferran Barber and urged the authorities to allow local and foreign journalists to do their jobs free ...

Norway convicted of extradition of Kurdish activist to Turkey

ANF - 2019-09-09 19:00
Kurdish activist Gülizar Taşdemir was extradited to Turkey by the Norwegian authorities last year. Now, a court has ruled that the human rights of Taşdemir have been violated during this process. ...

Turkey’s HDP delegation visits Iraqi Kurdistan, meets with Kurdish officials

E-Kurd - 2019-09-08 17:20
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A high-profile delegation from Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil on Saturday for talks with Kurdistan region’s authorities and political leaders. ...

The next step of integration

Kathimerini - 2019-09-07 22:22
or city, was deemed suitable by the state authorities to host 1,300 refugees, members of the Kurdish ...

The next step of assimilation

Kathimerini - 2019-09-07 13:19
or city, was deemed suitable by the state authorities to host 1,300 refugees, members of the Kurdish ...

Three Islamic State children handed over by Syrian Kurds to Nigeria

E-Kurd - 2019-09-06 11:27
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria on Thursday handed over three siblings linked with the Islamic State group to Nigeria, the first such repatriation to the African country, an official said. ...

Iraqi Authorities Move over 160 IS Families from Mosul to Kirkuk

Gulan Media - 2019-09-04 20:23

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 ...

Who is the financial official of the ISIS who was arrested by our forces?

SDF Press - 2019-09-03 16:20
Deira Zour – After gathering intelligence information and reconnaissance and surveillance operations, the competent authorities were able to identify the place of the terrorist Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed, known as Abu Rafa’a, who was hiding in the middle of a c ...

Terror threat remains 'substantial', say authorities -

Dutchnews - 2019-09-02 06:32

Knape: Basic rules of democracy not complied with in Turkey

ANF - 2019-08-31 13:43
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe demanded that Turkey urgently obey the recommendation adopted by Congress in 2017 on the election of a new mayor. ...

Iran Jails British Anthropologist in ‘Solitary Confinement’

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-08-31 02:01
The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that Iranian authorities have kept detaining British-Kurdish anthropologist Kameel Ahmady in “solitary confinement,” and that his whereabouts remain unknown to the public and his… The post Iran Jails ...

New suspected mass grave uncovered in Shingal

Rûdaw - 2019-08-30 21:19
Authorities fear at least 13 Yezidis could be buried at the site ...

Belgian authorities discover body of drowned Iraqi migrant

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-28 03:37

Syrian Kurdish fighters start pullback from Turkish border: Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-08-27 16:24
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syrian said Tuesday their forces had started to withdraw from outposts along the Turkish border after a US-Turkish deal for a buffer zone there. They said work ...

Hasankeyf to be cordoned off as of October 8, says Governor

ANF - 2019-08-26 12:10
The gates of Ilısu Dam were closed by the General Directorate for State Hydraulic Works (DSİ) authorities on 18 July and the dam reservoir has been since been filled with water. ...

OSCE: We Call the Turkish Authorities to Review the Decision - english

Bianet - 2019-08-25 13:01

DIE LINKE urges Germany to act for usurped HDP municipalities

ANF - 2019-08-23 13:09
Co-Chair of the DIE LINKE party has called for German authorities to act regarding the removal of the co-mayors of Amed, Van and Mardin. ...

Germany takes back four Islamic State children from Syria

Jerusalem Post - 2019-08-20 18:35
Thousands of Islamic State members, including foreigners, women and children, are being held by Kurdish-led authorities in northern Syria. ...

Syrian Kurds hand over four Islamic State children to Germany: official

E-Kurd - 2019-08-19 17:30
SIMALKA CROSSING, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria Monday handed over four children linked with the Islamic State group to Germany in their first such repatriation to the European country, an offi ...

Indian authorities begin easing clampdown in Kashmir

Gulan Media - 2019-08-17 14:36

Venezuelan authorities do not plan to dissolve national parliament — official - World - TASS

TASS - 2019-08-13 10:13

German authorities deport Kurdish citizen to Turkey for waving YPG flag

Almasdarnews - 2019-08-08 00:36

Genel Energy confident on Bina Bawi talks with Iraqi Kurdistan authorities

E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 12:08
LONDON,— Iraqi Kurdistan-focused Genel Energy said it is confident it is making progress on its Bina Bawi gas project as it holds talks with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) over exact terms. It wrote down $424 million at the Miran field in March ...

Genel Energy confident on Bina Bawi talks with Kurdish authorities - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-08-06 09:17

Exhumation of remaining two mass graves from Anfal to start after Eid al-Adha

Rûdaw - 2019-08-03 23:41
Authorities expect more mass graves to be found ...

Bosnian authorities reject Turkey’s request to extradite journalist due to lack of legal grounds - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2019-08-01 12:10

Turkish rights groups call on authorities to abolish units responsible for abductions | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-07-31 18:12

Sudan suspends schools after student killings

BBC - 2019-07-31 00:01
The authorities suspend classes nationwide amid unrest over the killing of four student protesters. ...

IS threat hovers over Syria camp, rattling authorities

Rûdaw - 2019-07-30 18:05
"here we're burning in the flames of hell ...

Kurdish authorities promise to help track down Canadian orphan trapped in Syria

Theloop - 2019-07-30 06:24

Kurdish authorities promise to help track down Canadian orphan trapped in Syria | CTV News

Ctvnews - 2019-07-29 20:18

Another Kurdish Political Prisoner on Hunger Strike at Orumiyeh Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-07-29 02:00
Mustafa Sabzi, a Kurdish political prisoner from Maku who is serving his 15-years prison term at the Orumiyeh Central Prison, has gone on hunger strike in protest to the disagreement of authorities… The post Another Kurdish Political Prisoner on Hunger S ...

Could Baghdad-Erbil end Iraq’s protacted oil dispute?

E-Kurd - 2019-07-28 15:42
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s federal authorities and the cash-strapped Kurdistan regional government (KRG) have relaunched talks over longstanding oil and budget disputes, but observers are sceptical they will reach a genuine diplomatic reset. Here are a few questio ...

Maxmur refugees prevented from leaving camp to protest embargo

ANF - 2019-07-28 11:03
The Hewlêr-Maxmur road had been closed by the authorities following the killing of 3 people in an attack aimed at Turkish consul employees at a restaurant in Hewlêr on 17 July. ...

Security Authorities publish confessions of suspect in a Turkish diplomat killing

Kurdiu - 2019-07-27 21:53

Intellectuals on Extradition of Turkish Citizens: BiH's Authorities should show Turkey that BiH is not Its Administrative Unit - Sarajevo Times

Sarajevotimes - 2019-07-27 09:01

Activists in Hasankeyf: Authorities didn't work to put out fire

ANF - 2019-07-25 12:56
The people of Hasankeyf said that no such fire had been experienced for many years. ...

Two women prisoners were executed in Urmia Prison

Kurdpa - 2019-07-25 02:18
Kurdpa Agency: Two women prisoners were executed by the authorities of the central prison of Urmia. ...

Two Kurdish Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike at Orumiyeh Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-07-24 02:00
“Bashir Pirmawane” and “Rahmi Turgut”, two Kurdish political prisoners, have gone on hunger strike at the Orumiyeh Central Prison in protest against the refusal of authorities to grant them conditional release. “Today,… ...

Iraqi Kurdistan arrests suspected shooter of Turkish diplomat

E-Kurd - 2019-07-21 06:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdish authorities announced Saturday they had arrested two suspects involved in the murder of three people, including a Turkish diplomat, in the regional capital Erbil this week. The diplomat was one of at ...

Iraqi Kurdish authorities arrest suspect behind Erbil shooting | Turkey News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-07-20 19:44

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 ...

Iraqi Kurdish authorities identify suspect behind Erbil shooting

Al Jazeera - 2019-07-20 00:08
Police share photo of the alleged attacker, 27-year-old Mazlum Dag, who was born in Diyarbakir, Turkey. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan authorities release photos of suspect in Turkish diplomat’s killing

E-Kurd - 2019-07-19 11:04
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan’s counterterrorism forces on Thursday identified the lead suspect in their investigation into the deadly shooting a day earlier in Erbil that killed a Turkish diplomat and two others. On Wednesday, ...

Syrian refugees in Istanbul nervous over raids, arrests by Turkish authorities - The National

Thenational - 2019-07-19 06:30

Gunmen Attack Turkish Diplomats in Kurdish Region of Iraq

New York Times - 2019-07-17 18:18
At least one consulate employee was killed in the shooting at a restaurant, the authorities said. It was not immediately clear who was behind the assault. ...

Iran hangs four ethnic Kurds in Iranian Kurdistan: watchdog

E-Kurd - 2019-07-17 11:53
ÛRMIYÊ, Iranian Kurdistan,— Four ethnic Kurds were hanged by Iran’s judicial authorities in Urmia Central Prison in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) on Tuesday. Hengaw Organization, which reports on human rights abuses in the Iranian Kurdistan, named the dec ...

Syria: media, 'Kurdish authorities offer oil to Israel' - Lebanon -

Ansamed - 2019-07-16 01:53

Syria: media, 'Kurdish authorities offer oil to Israel' - General news -

Ansamed - 2019-07-15 14:22

Mohammad Hossein Aghasi, Attorney of Mohammad Nazari: I'm very worried

Kurdpa - 2019-07-10 18:15
Kurdpa Agency: Urmia Central Prison authorities prevent the medical treatment of Mohammad Nazari ( the political prisoners) in this prison. ...

Pompeo Warns Iran of Fresh Sanctions

BAS News - 2019-07-07 22:57
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned Iran of "further isolation and sanctions," following Tehran's attempt to begin the enrichment of uranium "at any level". Pompeo's warnings came after the Iranian authorities said on Sunday that Tehran ...

Iran Begins Enrichment of Uranium “at Any Level”: Official

BAS News - 2019-07-07 13:37
ERBIL — Iranian authorities said on Sunday that the country was beginning the enrichment of uranium at any level and with any amount. Iran had previously warned of the move in protest to Washington’s withdrawal from the 2015 Nuclear Deal and EU’s alleged ...

Friends of Mackenzie Lueck report activity on her Instagram account to authorities [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-07-04 00:46

Russia Favors Direct Talks Between Syrian Kurds, Damascus: FM

BAS News - 2019-07-03 16:21
ERBIL — The Russian government is calling for direct talks between the Syrian Kurdish authorities in northern Syrian administration, and the Syrian government in Damascus, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Speaking at a press conference on Wed ...

Iran Sentences 64 Kurds to Death, Prison in 6 months

BAS News - 2019-07-03 14:09
ERBIL — A total of 64 Kurds were given death penalties or imprisonment sentences during the first half of 2019. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights said on Wednesday that one Kurdish activist was issued a death penalty by Iranian judicial authorities, w ...

Large fake KENT cigarette factory discovered in Baghdad, seized by authorities

Gulan Media - 2019-07-02 18:44

Lands of Iraqi Kurdistan are turned over to Turks, KCK leader says

E-Kurd - 2019-07-01 17:36
QANDIL MOUNTAINS,— The Executive Council Member of the Kurdistan Communities Union KCK, the political wing of Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK, Mrs. Sozdar Avesta, said the Iraqi Kurdistan authorities have officially handed over the lands of South [Iraqi] Ku ...

Security Measures Tightened Around Embassies in Baghdad: Source

BAS News - 2019-06-30 16:06
ERBIL — Iraqi authorities have decided to tighten the measures around the foreign diplomatic missions in the capital city of Baghdad, a security source said. The decision was made at the request of Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi who has made it cl ...

Italian Islamic State member handed to Rome, say Syria Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-06-30 12:20
BEIRUT,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria have handed to Italy one of its citizens accused of belonging to the Islamic State group, a spokesman said Saturday. “Italian jihadist Samir Bougana (aka Abu Abdullah) who ha ...

VOA60 World- : Authorities in Tunsia are trying to determine who was responsible for two suicide bombings in Tunis

Dengî Amerîka - 2019-06-28 20:35

KCK’s Avesta: Lands of South Kurdistan are turned over to Turks

ANF - 2019-06-28 16:11
KCK Executive Council Member Sozdar Avesta said the South Kurdistan authorities have officially handed over the lands of South Kurdistan to the Turkish state and called on the people to stand against the invasion. ...

Turkish authorities detain renowned historian at airport for signing peace call | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-06-27 17:24

Mosul Sulphur Plant Fire: Kurdistan Dispatches Firefighters

BAS News - 2019-06-26 21:45
ERBIL - After the local authorities called for assistance for a fire engulfing the Mishraq Sulphur State Company, a state run sulfur plant near Mosul, Iraq, firefighters were dispatched on Wednesday from the Kurdistan Region's Erbil and Duhok provinces t ...

Kurdistan Human Rights Warns about Increasing Child Sexual Abuse

BAS News - 2019-06-25 16:21
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Board of Human Rights on Tuesday warned about the growing numbers of child sexual abuse cases across the region, calling for immediate actions by relevant authorities. Mohammed Gomashini, a spokesperson for the board of human r ...

SDF chief says Kurdish authorities ready to talk to Damascus

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-23 22:35

Istanbul votes: Polls open in mayoral election re-run

Rûdaw - 2019-06-23 13:18
Election authorities agreed to a rerun after the AKP disputed the outcome ...

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 ...
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