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Ayub Nuri: Being Kurdish in a Hostile World

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2018-09-17 17:58
Description In Being Kurdish in a Hostile World, Ayub Nuri writes of growing up during the Iran-Iraq War, of Saddam Hussein’s chemical attack that killed thousands in Nuri’s home town of Halabja, of civil war, of living in refugee camps, and of years of s ...

Kurdish Film on Halabja Chemical Attack Competes in Int. Festival

BAS News - 2018-08-28 10:04
ERBIL — A documentary film about the Baath regime’s atrocity of chemical attack against Kurds in Halabja is now competing alongside dozens of other works in an international festival. Halabja, a city in Kurdistan Region, came under chemical bombardment b ...

WATCH: Kurdish Film Wins Moscow Film Festival

BAS News - 2018-04-28 14:38
ERBIL — A Kurdish film about the tragic chemical attack on Halabja, has won the first place in Moscow International Film Festival. The film, titled “3/16”, is directed by Kurdish filmmaker Dani Darin. The festival was held between 23 and 27 April in Mosc ...

Witnesses claim Douma chemical attack was staged

Waar Media - 2018-04-27 14:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia has presented what it says are witnesses from Douma in Syria who support its claim that an alleged chemical attack on the town was staged. At the headquarters of the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons, which is investi ...

Chemical Weapons Inspectors Arrive in Syria's Douma: Report

BAS News - 2018-04-21 18:01
ERBIL - Chemical Weapons Inspectors have reportedly arrived in Syria's Douma where an alleged poison gas attack took place on April 7, said the Russian foreign ministry. It's been a week that a team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical W ...

Jabhat al-Nusra, FSA pulles 12,000 militants to attack Assad regime

Waar Media - 2018-04-19 14:13
WAAR-DUHOK: Further provocations with improvised chemical weapons are not excluded in Syria to justify a possible Jabhat al-Nusra-led offensive on government troops in southern Syria, a military diplomatic source said on Thursday. According to the source ...

Chemical Weapons Inspectors Shot in Syria: Report

BAS News - 2018-04-18 14:45
ERBIL - The UN's security team was shot at on Wednesday after they tried to conduct an investigation on the suspected chemical attack in Douma, claimed the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Syrian government has been accused of gas ...

U.S., France and U.K. Strike Syria Over Chemical Attack

Waar Media - 2018-04-14 11:49
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States, together with France and the U.K., carried out precision air strikes against targets in Syria following a suspected nerve gas attack on the Syrian town of Douma last Saturday. Explosions were heard in Damascus, Aleppo and H ...

US, UK, France Launch Airstrikes in Syria

BAS News - 2018-04-14 10:11
ERBIL - US, UK, and France pounded Syria early on Saturday in retaliation to a chemical gas attack which killed scores of people last weekend. The US President Donald Trump declared the military action from the White House, saying " we are prepared to su ...

Trump orders strikes against Syria over chemical weapons attack

Roji Kurd - 2018-04-14 05:16
President Trump on Friday night announced he has directed the U.S. military to conduct precision strikes in Syria, in response to the chemical weapons attack that left dozens dead on Sunday. Roji Kurd: “A short time ago, I ordered the U.S. Armed Forces to ...

Russia accuses Britain of staging alleged chemical attack in Syria

Waar Media - 2018-04-13 20:39
WAAR-DUHOK: The Russian Defense Ministry on Friday accused Britain of staging a fake chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma last weekend, a bold charge that comes amid Moscow’s stern warnings to the West against striking Syria. A day before a team f ...

Joining Possible Military Action in Syria “Not on the Table”: Dutch PM

BAS News - 2018-04-13 15:57
ERBIL — The Dutch government has no plan to join a possible military attack against the Syrian regime in the aftermath of last week’s chemical attack, said Prime Minister Mark Rutte. “We have an understanding for a possible reaction, but at this time it ...

British PM calls emergency cabinet meeting over Syria

Waar Media - 2018-04-12 09:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Prime Minister Theresa May has called an emergency cabinet meeting for Thursday to discuss Britain’s reaction to an alleged chemical attack in Syria, her Downing Street office said Wednesday. May has decided to call her top team to London “to ...

Macron is considering military strike in Syria

Roji Kurd - 2018-04-12 00:04
French President Macron believes that an attack on chemical weapons in Syria is possible. A decision will be made shortly. The US has dispatched a destroyer to the region. Roji Kurd: In the case of a French military strike against Syria, according to the ...

Russia Urges US Avoid Military Actions Against Syria: Report

BAS News - 2018-04-11 11:09
ERBIL - Russia has called on the US to avoid conducting any military actions against Syrian government in retaliation to an alleged chemical attack on a rebel-held town in the country, a report said. "I would once again beseech you to refrain from the pl ...

Germany Calls for Punishment of Syrian Regime Over Chemical Gas Attack

BAS News - 2018-04-10 14:24
ERBIL - The German Government has called on the International Community to punish the Syrian regime for "conducting a chemical gas attack" on a rebel-held town in the country. “The German government condemns in the strongest terms the use of poison gas a ...

Haley urges UN to ‘see justice done’ in Syria, vows US response

Waar Media - 2018-04-10 12:49
WAAR-DUHOK: US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Monday urged the United Nations Security Council to act following the latest alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, warning the United States was ready to respond. Russia said a US military strike against Syria ...

France Vows "Response" if Chemical Gas Used by Syrian Regime

BAS News - 2018-04-10 11:03
ERBIL - France has vowed to retaliate against the Syrian President Bashar al-Asad if evidences show that he has been behind the alleged chemical gas attack on a rebel-held town in the country, government spokesperson Benjamin Griveaux said on Tuesday. "I ...

The Guardian: Trump says he will respond to Syria gas attack within 48 hours

Justice for Kurds - 2018-04-10 05:10
Donald Trump has condemned the “heinous” deadly chemical weapon attack on a Damascus suburb and said he will decide within the next 24 to 48 hours whether to launch a military reprisal against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria. Speaking to reporters as he ...

Putin Warns Against “Provocation” on Syria Chemical Attack

BAS News - 2018-04-09 22:10
ERBIL — Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned about any “provocation” by the Western countries after suspected chemical attack in Syria by Bashar al-Assad’s regime. The remarks were made during a phone conversation between Putin and German Chancell ...

Trump on Syria Chemical Attack: US Deciding on Response Soon

BAS News - 2018-04-09 20:06
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump on Monday said that his administration is likely to make a decision before the end of the day about a response to Syrian regime’s suspected chemical attack against civilians. “We’ll be making that decision very quickly,” ...

Mattis: US Not Behind Syrian Airbase Attack

BAS News - 2018-04-09 16:08
ERBIL - The US is not behind the airstrikes on the Syrian airbase in response to the weekend's suspected chemical gas attack on a rebel-held town in Syria, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday. "I don't rule out anything right now," Mattis quoted b ...

Trump, Abadi discuss ISIS, Iraqi elections, Syria in phone call

Waar Media - 2018-04-09 11:53
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi held a phone conversation on Sunday to discuss Iraq and Syria, according to the White House. The pair discussed the reports about the Syrian regime’s chemical attack against c ...

UNSC to hold emergency meeting over Syria chemical attack

Waar Media - 2018-04-09 11:53
WAAR-DUHOK: The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Monday over a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria. “The US, along with Cote d’Ivoire, France, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Sweden, and the UK, has called for an emerge ...

Trump blames ‘animal Assad’ for Syria chemical attack

Waar Media - 2018-04-09 00:27
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey condemned the attack but not Russia or Iran, as they have been in talks to resolve the 7-year civil war. President Donald Trump blasted his counterpart Bashar Al-Assad as an “animal” on Sunday over a deadly chemical weapons attack blam ...

UNSC to Meet on Monday, Discuss Syria Chemical Attack

BAS News - 2018-04-08 22:50
ERBIL — The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will hold an urgent meeting on Monday on the reports about chemical attacks in Syria against civilians. Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) and the civil defense service said that a Saturday bombardme ...

Trump, Abadi Discuss Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2018-04-08 22:34
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi held a phone conversation on Sunday to discuss Iraq and Syria, according to the White House. The pair discussed the reports about the Syrian regime’s chemical attack against civil ...

At least 70 killed in suspected chemical attack in Douma

Waar Media - 2018-04-08 13:10
WAAR-DUHOK: At least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, rescuers and medics say. Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets tweeted graphic images showing several bodies in basem ...

Three Decades After Halabja Chemical Attack, What Happened Then?

BAS News - 2018-03-16 14:10
ERBIL — Kurdish people commemorated the 30th anniversary of the tragic event of Halabja chemical attack, and honoured the victims of the genocide. Thirty years ago, the former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein committed one of modern history's most horrific ...

Barzani: Iraqi State Responsible for Massacre of Halabja

BAS News - 2018-03-16 11:56
ERBIL — Remembering the victims of Halabja Chemical attack on its 30th anniversary, Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani said the Iraqi state is responsible for the massacre of Kurds in Halabja. “Today we commemorate the Halabja massacre at a time when the suff ...

KRG Calls on Baghdad to Compensate Halabja Victims

BAS News - 2018-03-16 11:56
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) issued a statement on Friday to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Halabja chemical attack, calling the Iraqi government to compensate thousands of victims in the city. The statement remembers that Halabja ...
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