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Turkey: Release Imprisoned Journalists and Human Rights Defenders at Risk of Coronavirus

Kurdistantribune - 2020-04-01 03:36
By the European Federation of Journalists: Amid growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19 in prisons, the Turkish government is accelerating the preparation of a draft law that will reportedly release up to 100,000 prisoners. This is a welcome step. Ov ...

Coronavirus updates: the latest updates from the Kurdistan Region and beyond |

Rûdaw - 2020-04-01 02:41

Coronavirus: The grim crisis in Europe's care homes

BBC - 2020-04-01 02:23
News is emerging of growing numbers of deaths from coronavirus in care homes across Europe. ...

Coronavirus: 'Greatest test since World War Two', says UN chief

BBC - 2020-04-01 01:25
UN boss António Guterres calls for an "immediate co-ordinated" global response to tackle the crisis. ...

Trump on coronavirus: Heated response to 'snarky, nasty question'

BBC - 2020-04-01 00:43
The US president launches an attack on a CNN journalist who questioned his coronavirus response. ...

Israel tests coronavirus vaccine prototype on rodents at defense lab

Gulan Media - 2020-04-01 00:30

Telcos working with governments to address COVID-19

AEI - 2020-04-01 00:02
The coronavirus pandemic is creating unique problems for every sector of the economy, and the telecom industry and governments are working together to meet the challenge. The post Telcos working with governments to address COVID-19 appeared first on Ameri ...

Brazil and coronavirus

AEI - 2020-04-01 00:02
Among Latin America’s leaders, Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, finds himself alone in his dismissal of the COVID-19 pandemic. The post Brazil and coronavirus appeared first on American Enterprise Institute - AEI. ...

William McGurn on ‘Harvard’s China virus’

AEI - 2020-04-01 00:02
William McGurn writes in today’s Wall Street Journal about “Harvard’s China Virus” and how “COVID-19 isn’t the only ‘stigma’ that has been imposed on Asian-Americans”: Amid the coronavirus wreckage, there seems to be a bright spot. The pushback against re ...

Coronavirus: LA county gun shops to reopen as 'essential' business

BBC - 2020-04-01 00:00
The policy reversal follows a federal advisory deeming gun stores as essential services. ...

HRW: Ankara Denying Water to Syrian Kurds as Coronavirus Escalates | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2020-03-31 23:59

Interesting articles about coronavirus crises

Seth Frantzman - 2020-03-31 23:43
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN This is a blog post of links to interesting content about the crises SIX MONTHS of social distancing: March31; After England’s deputy chief medical officer warned […] ...

Coronavirus curfew shuts down cities in Iraq's Kurdish region

Rappler - 2020-03-31 23:25

China's Dishonesty and Ineptitude Unleashed the Coronavirus on the World |

Thetrumpet - 2020-03-31 22:04

Turkey is ‘weaponizing water’ in Syrian Kurdistan: HRW

E-Kurd - 2020-03-31 21:19
HRW calls on Turkey to resume supplying water to Syrian Kurds fighting coronavirus BEIRUT,— Turkish authorities’ failure to ensure adequate water supplies to Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Kurdish areas in Northeast Syria, is compromising humanitarian age ...

Iraqi Kurdistan extends coronavirus curfew until April 10: interior ministry

E-Kurd - 2020-03-31 21:19
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Interior has extended Iraqi Kurdistan Region-wide curfew designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus until April 10. During a press conference in Erbil on Tues ...

Disinfection works continue in Deir ez-Zor

ANF - 2020-03-31 21:06
No Coronavirus case has been detected in North-East Syria yet while the Syrian government has announced 10 cases and 2 deaths so far. ...

Intel: Erdogan, Trump talk coronavirus

Al Monitor - 2020-03-31 20:52

Death toll from coronavirus rises to 214 in Turkey

ANF - 2020-03-31 19:57
15,422 tests have been conducted on Tuesday, 2,704 being positive. 46 more people have died today. ...

Contending with ISIS in the Time of Coronavirus

International Crisis Group - 2020-03-31 18:16
Even as COVID-19’s toll mounts, the world should brace itself for attacks by ISIS, which believes it can exploit the disorder the contagion is causing. This continuing jihadist threat requires the sort of international cooperation that militants hope the ...

World News Roundup: China reports 48 new confirmed coronavirus cases; Tokyo records most new coronavirus cases and more

Devdiscourse - 2020-03-31 17:30

AANES enfrenta sola la emergencia del coronavirus

Kurdistan America Latina - 2020-03-31 17:24
Las zonas de la Administración Autónoma del Norte y el Este de Siria, que consisten en siete regiones y tienen una población de aproximadamente cinco millones de habitantes, tienen recursos limitados y se enfrentará a grandes dificultades si se produjera ...

Armenia extends lockdown for ten days to contain spread of coronavirus – Public Radio of Armenia

Armradio - 2020-03-31 16:46

Ezmûn û tedbîrên welatên Yekîtiya Ewropayê li dijî coronavirusê

Rûdaw Video - 2020-03-31 15:45

Kurdish journalist summoned to testify over corona coverage

ANF - 2020-03-31 14:58
Kurdish journalist Oktay Candemir has been summoned for criminal interrogation by the police in Van. As part of an investigation, he is to testify on his coronavirus articles in the social media. ...

Battling the invisible enemy: All of Israel’s IDF statements and Ministry of Defense details amid coronavirus battle

Seth Frantzman - 2020-03-31 14:41
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Since the battle against the coronavirus began in Israel the government has sought out various methods to contain the virus. Many of these have blended initiatives […] ...

Colombia’s ELN declares unilateral ceasefire over Coronavirus

ANF - 2020-03-31 12:53
The group said they reserved the right to defend themselves against the attacks. ...

Worsening coronavirus crisis seen as Turkey’s self-inflicted injury | Arab News

Arabnews - 2020-03-31 11:17

Autonomous Administration faces coronavirus emergency alone

ANF - 2020-03-31 11:16
The coronavirus emergency has put almost the entire world on its knee. However, it has not yet been seen in the Autonomous Administration areas of North and East Syria. If the virus appears in these areas, there is a real fear that it could lead to a huma ...

Turkey to Open Overcrowded Jails in Light of Coronavirus - The Media Line

Themedialine - 2020-03-31 10:47

State of emergency: how different countries are invoking extra powers to stop the coronavirus

Theconversation - 2020-03-31 10:47

How to Prevent the Coronavirus From Eroding Democracies

Foreignpolicy - 2020-03-31 10:47

Time is running out to protect refugees from a coronavirus crisis | Human Rights | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2020-03-31 10:47

The coronavirus pandemic doesn't stop murders in Colombia

ANF - 2020-03-31 09:52
Violence against social leaders in Colombia continued despite the ongoing quarantine imposed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. ...

El Gobierno de España inicia una “hibernación económica” por el Covid-19

ANF - 2020-03-31 09:36
El Gobierno de España anuncia una “hibernación” de la economía del país en un intento por evitar que el sistema de salud se sature de pacientes con coronavirus. ...

Wuhan vuelve poco a poco a la vida

ANF - 2020-03-31 07:59
Wuhan, epicentro del brote de coronavirus, vuelve poco a poco a la vida. ...

Dodental door coronavirus gestegen naar 30 – Turkije – Koerdisch Nieuws

Koerdischnieuws - 2020-03-31 06:05

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tests Positive for Coronavirus - NewsLagoon

Newslagoon - 2020-03-31 02:51

The coronavirus and the threat of jihadist obscure elections in Mali - NewsLagoon

Newslagoon - 2020-03-31 02:51

Zu Hause bleiben: Sicherheitskräfte in Ain Issa starten Aufruf

ANF - 2020-03-31 02:15
Die Sicherheitskräfte in der nordsyrischen Stadt Ain Issa rufen die Bevölkerung auf, zu Hause zu bleiben, um die Ausbreitung des Coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 zu stoppen. ...

Duhok town placed under quarantine after confirming first coronavirus case |

Rûdaw - 2020-03-31 01:57

Kurdistan province has the highest coronavirus death rate in Iran |

Rûdaw - 2020-03-31 01:57

Hungary government gets sweeping powers

BBC - 2020-03-31 00:50
Critics accuse Prime Minister Viktor Orban of exploiting the coronavirus crisis to silence opposition. ...

Prime Minister Barzani chairs meeting on coronavirus, economy

KRG-Spain - 2020-03-31 00:06
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani chaired a video conference call meeting with members of his cabinet today. The Prime Minister, and his deputy Qubad Talabani, spoke with ministers regarding the health authorities’ l ...

Mexico’s handling of coronavirus challenge impacts the US

AEI - 2020-03-31 00:00
Mexico’s president has been criticized for failing to take coronavirus pandemic seriously. If that country mismanages the COVID-19 crisis, it could do collateral damage to an already weakened US economy. The post Mexico’s handling of coronavirus challenge ...

The risk of a swoosh-shaped recovery is rising

AEI - 2020-03-31 00:00
Forecasts are predicting a sluggish rebound from the coronavirus downturn. If that happens, we may see anemic investment, and a strengthened populist backlash against immigration and trade. The post The risk of a swoosh-shaped recovery is rising appeared ...

AEI Housing Market Indicators release on December 2019 data

AEI - 2020-03-31 00:00
The American Enterprise Institute’s Housing Center released its monthly update to the AEI Housing Market Indicators. Acccording to the report, credit tightening continues in December 2019; however, it is unclear what impact the coronavirus will have. The ...

The CARES Act: Who will get a rebate and how much?

AEI - 2020-03-31 00:00
Last week, Congress passed and the president signed the CARES Act, the coronavirus economic relief package. Approximately 91.3 percent of all tax filers are eligible for the highly progressive rebate, or about 162 million of 177.5 million. The post The CA ...

Coronavirus updates: Italy reports 812 deaths in one day | News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2020-03-30 23:37

Coronavirus. Huit prisonniers politiques kurdes en grève de la faim à Oroumieh en Iran pour obtenir une libération conditionnelle @CSDHI

L'Important - 2020-03-30 22:00
Le prisonnier politique kurde « Bashir Pirmawanah » est en grève de la faim depuis le 25 janvier pour protester contre le refus des responsables de la prison de lui accorder une libération conditionnelle ...

Coronavirus latest: More than 750,000 cases across the globe | News | DW | 30.03.2020

DW - 2020-03-30 21:36

Kurds and White Helmets Spar Over Coronavirus Sanctions Relief in Syria | The National Interest

Nationalinterest - 2020-03-30 21:25

Aumentan en Turquía las muertes por coronavirus

Kurdistan America Latina - 2020-03-30 20:38
Otras 23 personas murieron por coronavirus en Turquía en las últimas 24 horas. Según las cifras aportadas por el gobierno, también se han confirmado otros 1.815 infectados en un sólo día. La entrada Aumentan en Turquía las muertes por coronavirus aparece ...

Coronavirus en el Kurdistán iraní: mala gestión de suministros y falta de confianza

Kurdistan America Latina - 2020-03-30 20:38
Como no hay confianza entre la población y los poderes públicos, las autoridades iraníes se ven incapaces de mantener el toque de queda. La entrada Coronavirus en el Kurdistán iraní: mala gestión de suministros y falta de confianza aparece primero en Kurd ...

Eastern Kurdistan has the highest coronavirus death rate in Iran

E-Kurd - 2020-03-30 20:35
MAHABAD, Iranian Kurdistan,— Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat), the Kurdish region in western Iran, has seen 51 deaths with a total of 404 confirmed cases of the new strain of coronavirus, which has wreaked havoc across Iran. As of Monday midday, 2,757 people ...

Trump, Putin discuss oil price plunge, coronavirus

Gulan Media - 2020-03-30 20:35

Kurdos de Siria se preparan para el coronavirus en medio de tensiones con Turquía | Diario Judío México

Diariojudio - 2020-03-30 18:13

Coronavirus: la postura del Estado y las perspectivas revolucionarias - Por: Kurdistán América Latina

Aporrea - 2020-03-30 18:13

Iran: Dramatic Increase in Coronavirus Infections with over 3,000 New Cases in 24 Hours

Gulan Media - 2020-03-30 17:23

Hengaw: The number of victims of the Corona virus in Kurdistan has reached 227

Justice for Kurds - 2020-03-30 16:52
Hengaw: after dying of 21 other citizens, the death toll of coronavirus in Kurdistan has increased to 227. According to recorded statistics at Hengaw Statistics Center, during the last 24 hours, at least 11 other citizens lost their lives in the cities Ba ...

Şêwirmenda Netanyahuyî de coronavirus vejîya

Rûpela Nû - 2020-03-30 16:01
Şêwirmenda Netanyahuyî de coronavirus vejîyaŞêwirmenda serekwezîrê Îsraîlî Binyamin Netanyahu Rivka Paluch de virusê Korona vejîya. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan confirms 22 new cases of coronavirus

E-Kurd - 2020-03-30 15:05
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Twenty-two new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, eight new cases in Erbil and fourteen in Sulaimani, the Ministry of Health of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Monday. Fiv ...

Coronavirus latest: Recession in Germany ′inevitable,′ government advisers say | News | DW | 30.03.2020

DW - 2020-03-30 14:58

Security forces in Ain Issa work for the people against pandemic

ANF - 2020-03-30 13:45
Security forces in the northern Syrian city of Ain Issa are calling on the people to stay at home in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus. ...

HDK: Let's establish solidarity networks everywhere

ANF - 2020-03-30 11:26
HDK said in a statement that AKP-MHP policies have increased the spread of coronavirus and added: "Let us establish public solidarity networks everywhere". ...

Despite coronavirus outbreak, Turkey’s surveillance of critics in Germany continues, secret documents reveal - Nordic Monitor

Nordicmonitor - 2020-03-30 09:12

Wuhan slowly comes back to life

ANF - 2020-03-30 08:30
Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, is slowly coming back to life. ...

The lockdown movie list: Or Things to do when you’re at home

Seth Frantzman - 2020-03-30 07:46
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Since I am in a “lockdown” due to the coronavirus I began watching a lot of movies. That’s obvious. But how does one organize their viewing […] ...

La IHD exige la liberación de los prisioneros antes de que sea demasiado tarde

ANF - 2020-03-30 06:57
La Iniciativa para la Libertad de los Presos Enfermos celebra ruedas de prensa en Ankara y Estambul y declara que en las prisiones no se han adoptado medidas contra el coronavirus. ...

El pueblo de Dersim en cuarentena

ANF - 2020-03-30 06:57
El pueblo de Riçik, en la provincia de Dersim, ha sido puesto en cuarentena después de que dos personas dieran positivo en las pruebas de coronavirus. El número de muertes por pandemia en Turquía ha aumentado a 108. ...

The mediaLine: ISIS Keeps Up Attacks in Iraq and Syria as Virus Spreads

Justice for Kurds - 2020-03-30 06:37
Terrorists aim to drive wedge between forces that beat them and local population Attacks by ISIS and other armed groups are continuing in Iraq and Syria as some US-led coalition forces withdraw and the novel coronavirus sweeps the region. In Iraq, attacks ...

Fourteen new coronavirus cases in Sulaymaniyah

Gulan Media - 2020-03-30 06:28

Fauci says coronavirus could claim up to 200,000 US lives

Gulan Media - 2020-03-30 06:28

Iraqi Shi'ites test positive for coronavirus after pilgrimage to Syria, officials say

Gulan Media - 2020-03-30 06:28

Coronavirus curfew shuts down cities in Iraq’s Kurdish region | World | | Pindi

Thenews - 2020-03-30 03:03

Some Prisoners In Saqqez Prison Escaped During Riot

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2020-03-30 02:03
On Friday evening many prisoners have escaped by breaking the prison door following riots amid growing concerns about the spread of coronavirus at the Saqqez prison. Following the incident, the atmosphere of… The post Some Prisoners In Saqqez Prison Escap ...

Counties without coronavirus are mostly rural, poor

Gulan Media - 2020-03-29 22:36

Rouhani warns of 'new way of life' in Iran as deaths from coronavirus spiral

Gulan Media - 2020-03-29 22:36

Coronavirus Cases Reach 128 in Kurdistan: Health Ministry

Gulan Media - 2020-03-29 22:36

Kurdistan PM reviews anti-coronavirus measures, economic implications with ministers

Gulan Media - 2020-03-29 22:36

CHP Ağbaba questions coronavirus figures given by government

ANF - 2020-03-29 22:19
CHP deputy chair, Veli Ağbaba, said that the government statements on the real extension of the Covid-19 emergency do not reflect the truth. He added that only on Saturday in Istanbul 20 people died. This contraddict the Health Minister who said 16 people ...

Iraqi Kurdistan reports three new cases of coronavirus

E-Kurd - 2020-03-29 22:10
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Three new cases of coronavirus were recorded in Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Sunday. “The three patients are all males. They are 54, 35, and 34 year-old. Two of them ...

Eerste dode door coronavirus in Syrië – Koerdisch Nieuws

Koerdischnieuws - 2020-03-29 20:35

Nawroz message from Iraqi President

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2020-03-29 20:08
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Nawroz is a celebration of victory, forgiveness and freedom and a symbol for the end of tyranny towards renewal and revival. During this Nawroz, at a time where the Coronavirus has become a major threat against humanity ...

Coronavirus-Krise: Nach Bayern will auch Saarland Ausgangssperren erlassen

T Online - 2020-03-29 19:11

Lawyers in solidarity with needy families in northern Syria

ANF - 2020-03-29 18:10
People and institutions stand together in solidarity in the fight against Coronavirus in North and East Syria. While a curfew remains in effect, those earning their lives on day wage work cannot earn a living. ...

First death from coronavirus in Syria

ANF - 2020-03-29 17:48
The coronavirus which first erupted in China in December, continues killing people worldwide. ...

People not leaving their homes in Sheikh Maqsoud

ANF - 2020-03-29 16:54
As part of measures against Coronavirus pandemic, people are staying at their homes and municipality continues its disinfection works in Sheikh Maqsoud, Aleppo. ...

SES: The Health System in Turkey collapsed with the pandemic

ANF - 2020-03-29 12:26
In many parts of the world, health workers, doctors and nurses who are exposed to the coronavirus have lost their lives. ...

RûdawTo - Bernameya taybet li ser coronavirusê coronavirus

Rûdaw Video - 2020-03-29 12:22

French former Minister Patrick Devedjian, 75, dies of coronavirus | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2020-03-29 12:08

Turks unconvinced by Erdoğan’s coronavirus measures – Haaretz | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2020-03-29 11:14

Baş: The government doesn't protect workers

ANF - 2020-03-29 10:34
After the coronavirus was detected in Turkey no effective measures have been taken to protect workers, especially those working in construction. ...

Fears for Iranian refugee removed from Jakarta-Melbourne flight amid coronavirus crisis | Australia news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2020-03-29 09:39

Lockdown begins in the North of Ireland

ANF - 2020-03-29 09:12
The North of Ireland executive has introduced "sweeping new powers" to fight the spread of coronavirus. The new measures came into effect at 11 pm on Saturday. ...

Sarısaç, del HDP: “Los castigos en las prisiones son presentados como ‘precauciones’”

ANF - 2020-03-29 08:58
El diputado del HDP, Murat Sarısaç, denuncia que el AKP no está tomando ningún tipo de medidas contra el coronavirus en las cárceles y que a los presos se les imponen castigos como ‘medidas preventivas’. ...

IHD demands release of prisoners before is too late

ANF - 2020-03-29 08:31
The Freedom for Sick Prisoners Initiative held press conferences in Ankara and Istanbul and stated that no measures have been taken in the prisons against the coronavirus. ...

U.S. coronavirus cases surge past 100,000 as doctors protest over medical shortages

Gulan Media - 2020-03-29 06:17

When newspapers struggle to survive pandemic coronavirus

E-Kurd - 2020-03-29 06:12
Nava Thakuria | Guwahati: Newspapers in India face an uphill task to maintain its readership index as New Delhi declared for a complete lockdown till the middle of April because of pandemic Covid-19 outbreak in the large country. A shutdown that ...

El HDP llama al gobierno a ocuparse de los refugiados y migrantes

ANF - 2020-03-29 06:02
La Comisión de Migrantes y Refugiados del HDP pide “medidas urgentes en relación a los refugiados para combatir la crisis del coronavirus”. ...
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