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Iran Envoy to Baghdad Hails “Significant” Ties with Erbil

BAS News - 2018-05-24 21:56
ERBIL — Iranian Ambassador to Iraq said on Thursday the relations between his country and the Kurdistan Region in general, and the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in particular, are on a favourable level. “We are expecting these ties to further d ...

SDF captures prominent French ISIS member Adrien Guihal in Syria

The Defense Post - 2018-05-24 18:38
Another French jihadist allegedly involved in attacks in France, Adrien Guihal, was arrested by a special unit of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in northern Syria The post SDF captures prominent French ISIS member Adrien Guihal in Syria appeare ...

KDP Delegation Visits Iranian Embassy in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-05-24 12:43
ERBIL - A Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) high-level delegation which is currently in Baghdad, visited on Thursday the Iranian Embassy in the capital city for talks on the formation of the future cabinet of Iraq. Fazil Mirani, head of the KDP politburo, ...

Directorate of Civil Registry in Tabqa

SDF Press - 2018-05-24 04:40
Almost a year after the liberation of Tabqa city and the establishment of the democratic civil administration of Tabqa , the establishment of official circles, including Record civilian to see the conditions of civilians, especially those who do not have ...

KDP, PUK Delegations Meet with Iraqi President in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-05-24 00:21
ERBIL — High-level delegations from the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Wednesday met with Iraqi President Fuad Masum in Baghdad to discuss post-election moves. The Kurdish delegates reportedly exchanged ...

Turkish Court Approves Sixteen-Year Jail Sentence of HDP Lawmaker

BAS News - 2018-05-23 20:04
ERBIL - A Turkish court in Diyarbbakir approved on Wednesday the prison sentence of 16 years and eight months for a pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) member, Idris Baluken. Baluken was arrested on November 4, 2016 for alleged links with the Kur ...

KDP, PUK delegations in Baghdad to discuss new Iraqi gov’t formation

E-Kurd - 2018-05-23 18:40
BAGHDAD,— Kurdish delegations from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) met on Wednesday in Iraqi capital city of Baghdad. The PUK delegation arrived in Baghdad earlier on Wednesday to hold talks with Iraqi bloc ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Crosses More Borders in Khanaqin: Official

BAS News - 2018-05-23 16:00
ERBIL - Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have crossed more borders in a village in Khanaqin, forcing the Kurdish farmers to leave their lands, said a Kurdish official on Wednesday. Sheikh Ja'afar Mustafa, head of a Kurdistan Democratic Party (K ...

PERMANENT PEOPLES’ TRIBUNAL ON TURKEY AND KURDS DECLARATION OF THE VERDICT

Enstituya Kurdî ya Brukselê - 2018-05-23 14:32
Thursday, 24th of May 2017, 12.30-14.30 Altiero Spinelli Room: A3G-2 Interpretation: English, French, Turkish and Kurdish ORGANIZED BY International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) – Association for Democracy and International Law (MAF-DAD) – Eur ...

Opening of the national hospital in Tabqa city

SDF Press - 2018-05-23 11:50
After efforts made for more than three months of maintenance work in the building of the national hospital in Tabqa for rehabilitation and restoration and reopening it to serve the citizens. The Democratic Civil Administration in Tabqa opened today the na ...

KDP Delegation Meets with Maliki in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-05-23 02:12
ERBIL — While in Baghdad, a high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) met on Tuesday with Nouri al-Maliki, the leader of State of Law Coalition. Secretary of KDP politburo, Fazil Mirani, said during a joint press conference with Mal ...

KDP Delegation Meets with Sadr in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-05-22 23:56
ERBIL — A high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) met on Tuesday with Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of Sa’eroun Alliance who has won the Iraqi parliamentary election. The KDP delegation, led by Secretary of the party’s politburo Faz ...

High-level KDP Delegation to Visit Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-05-21 22:57
ERBIL — A high-level delegation of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is scheduled to visit Baghdad on Tuesday for talks over next Iraqi government between election winners. The KDP has won the majority of votes in the Kurdistan Region, and it is likel ...

Turkey Rejects Release of HDP’s Demirtas for Presidential Campaign

BAS News - 2018-05-21 22:57
ERBIL — A Turkish court on Monday rejected an appeal by the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to release former co-chair Selahattin Demirtas who is now running in the presidential election. The HDP had demanded the release of Demirtas last week ...

Barzani encourages Kurdish factions to unite in Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-05-21 17:46
WAAR-DUHOK: The leader of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani on Monday criticized the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission for creating difficulties during the election process, especially for the Yezidis in Nineveh province most of ...

Nearly 90 Kurdish Inmates Handed Over to Syrian Regime by PYD

BAS News - 2018-05-21 13:24
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD) has handed over at least 90 Kurdish prisoners to Bashar al-Assad’s regime, said an official. “The inmates were handed over to the Syrian regime during the withdrawal [of the YPG] from Afrin,” ...

Weaponry Aid to SDF “Limited, Mission-Specific”: Coalition

BAS News - 2018-05-21 13:24
ERBIL — The US-led Coalition for the anti-Islamic State (IS) battle has made it clear that the arms is provided to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are limited in number and mission-specific. “The weapons provided to the SDF, to include its ...

KRG PM Barzani urges all Kurdish groups to gather around a united agenda

Waar Media - 2018-05-19 16:39
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said on Saturday that his party’s win — the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) – was important for democracy in Iraq, urging all groups to gather around a united agenda in order to gain the Kurd ...

PM Barzani: Kurds Should End Local Tensions, Unite in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-05-19 16:05
ERBIL - Deputy head of the leading Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Nechirvan Barzani congratulated on Saturday his party's supporters for their victory in Iraqi elections, urging all Kurdish factions to resolve their disputes and unite in Baghdad. "I ap ...

Bomb Explosion Kill Kurdish Citizen in Southern Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2018-05-18 13:46
ERBIL - A Kurdish Kakayi on Friday was killed in southern Kirkuk province in a bomb attack reportedly carried out by Islamic State (IS), said an official. Hiwa Rasheed, head of a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) branch in Daquq, confirmed to BasNews that ...

Les SDF conquereixen al-Baghuz, darrera població abans de la frontera

KurdisCat - 2018-05-18 12:55
L'avantguarda de les Forces Democràtiques Sirianes (Syrian Democratic Forces, SDF) encapçalades per les Yekîneyên Parastinê Gel (Unitats de Defensa Popular, YPG) i les Yekîneyên Parastinê yên Jinê (Unitats de Defensa de Dones, YPJ) van entrar ahir al matí ...

IS Abducts Kurdish Man in Southern Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2018-05-17 20:08
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) jihadists abducted on Thursday a Kurdish young man in southern Kirkuk province, said an official. Hiwa Rasheed, head of a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) branch in Daquq town told BasNews that the militants have kidnapped ...

Barzani, McGurk discuss post-election Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-05-17 01:43
WAAR-DUHOK: US special presidential envoy to the anti-IS Coalition, Brett McGurk, visited Erbil on Wednesday for the second time this week, meeting with prominent Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani. McGurk congratulated Barzani on Kurdistan Democratic Party’s ...

Iraqi Political Leaders Discuss Election with Barzani

BAS News - 2018-05-16 23:19
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Wednesday received telephone calls from several Iraqi political leaders to discuss the parliamentary election. “Pleased to have held productive convers ...

Brett McGurk Discusses Post-Election Iraq with Barzani

BAS News - 2018-05-16 21:00
ERBIL — US special presidential envoy to the anti-IS Coalition, Brett McGurk, visited Erbil on Wednesday for the second time this week, meeting with prominent Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani. McGurk congratulated Barzani on Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KD ...

Mayor: Yezidis Elected KDP, Refused Hashd al-Shaabi's Presence in Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-05-16 14:16
ERBIL - The success of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has achieved in the Iraqi parliamentary election in Sinjar shows that the Yezidis do not want the Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi to stay in their town, said an official. Mayor of Sin ...

Tabqa Youth Council organizes a race for authentic Arabian horses

SDF Press - 2018-05-16 02:11
Tabqa Youth Council organized a race for the Arabian horses in the village of Ja’bar north of Tabqa. The event was attended by a number of members of the civil administration of Tabqa and some of the leadership of the Syrian Democratic Forces and a large ...

UK PM May warns Turkey's Erdogan not to lose sight of democratic values

Reuters - 2018-05-16 01:40
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday warned Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan not to go too far in his crackdown on those believed to be behind a failed 2016 coup attempt, speaking after a meeting in London marked by human rights protes ...

KDP Supports Manual Ballot Counting in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-05-15 22:45
ERBIL — After some Kurdish factions expressed concerns over the Iraqi parliamentary election across Kurdistan Region, the front-runner Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Tuesday called on Iraqi electoral commission to take every necessary step to ensure ...

Selahattin Demirtas vows to rally voters from prison

Waar Media - 2018-05-15 11:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Selahattin Demirtas, the imprisoned former co-leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has vowed to rally voters from prison despite the “unfairness” of his campaign conditions for June snap elections in Turkey. Demirtas is ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Continues to Make Vote Process Difficult for Kurd

BAS News - 2018-05-12 15:53
ERBIL - Despite making difficulties for Kurdish citizens in casting their vote in Diyala province, Kurdistan Democratic Party's (KDP) candidates are being threatened by Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi, said a Kurdish official. Kamal Ibrahim, h ...

Forces assadistes ataquen les SDF a Deir ez Zor

KurdisCat - 2018-05-11 18:05
Les Forces Democràtiques Sirianes (Syrian Democratic Forces, SDF) han confirmat que han estat atacades per un "agressor no identificat" i que han respost al foc agressor a Deir ez Zor. La coalició internacional encapçalada pels EUA han establert contacte ...

Unidentified Armed Men Open Fire at Kurdistan TV Office in Sulaymaniya

BAS News - 2018-05-11 11:02
ERBIL - A group of unidentified armed men opened fire at the Kurdistan TV channel’s office in Sulaymaniya province overnight on Thursday, said an official. Head of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leading council to Sulaymaniya, Ata Sheikh Hassan told re ...

Hatip Dicle: Türkiye’yi Daha Büyük Bir Kaosun Beklediği Aşikar

Kurdistan Post - 2018-05-11 03:01
Turkiye tarihinin en kritik seçimine doğru ilerlerken, Democratic Progress Institute (DPI), Türkçe adıyla Demokrasi Geliştirme Enstitüsü’nün, 11 Nisan 2018 tarihinde İngiltere’nin başkenti Londra’da eski İç İşleri Bakanı Efkan Ala, eski Enerji Bakanı Tan ...

Baghdad's Militarization of Kirkuk Threatens Election: Kurdish Official

BAS News - 2018-05-10 21:09
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has deployed additional armed forces to the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk ahead of the parliamentary election, threatening the democratic process, said a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official. Speaking to BasNews on ...

Sulaymaniyah: KDP Voters Prevented from Casting Votes

BAS News - 2018-05-10 17:12
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has warned of violations at the polling stations across Sulaymaniyah and Halabja provinces, saying that their voters were prevented from casting their votes. “Through different mechanisms, the forces who were ...

The Public Relations Office visits sheiks and dignitaries of Tabqa clans

SDF Press - 2018-05-10 14:16
In response to the request of the elders and dignitaries of the towns of Tabqa city and its villages, the Public Relations Office of the Syrian Democratic Forces visited the village of Abu chobiya in Tabqa city in the house of one of the elders of the Al- ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Militiamen Attack KDP Candidate in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2018-05-10 13:26
ERBIL - Iranian-backed militiamen of Hashd al-Shaabi attacked a Kurdistani Democratic Party (KDP) candidate for Diyala province, a KDP official said, adding that he was wounded by the armed group. A group of armed members from the Hashd al-Shaabi’s Fatih ...

Masrour Barzani: We Won’t Give up Even an Inch of Kurdistan Territories

BAS News - 2018-05-09 23:21
ERBIL — Masrour Barzani, a senior Kurdish official and politburo member of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) said on Wednesday that as long as a Kurd is alive, they won’t give up upon an inch of the Kurdistan territories. “Article 140 [from the ...

Tunisia’s Ennahda claims victory in landmark local elections

Waar Media - 2018-05-07 14:36
WAAR-DUHOK: Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda party claimed victory late on Sunday in the country’s first free municipal elections, a key step in a democratic transition marred by economic disappointment. After polling stations closed at 6 p.m., top Ennahda off ...

Legislative Council in Raqqa city

SDF Press - 2018-05-06 12:41
It was agreed to nominate the Department of Raqqa in the name of the democratic civil administration in Raqqa and be divided into the Civil Raqqa Council, the Judicial Section and the Legislative Section represented by the Legislative Council, which is cu ...

Zilan Kubani: A 45 – years old-in military suit

SDF Press - 2018-05-06 12:41
Zilan Kobani, a 45-year-old newly joined military force, told us why she joined the Syrian Democratic Forces. “Before I chose the military field, I was a housewife and nurse for 14 years in Al-Resala Hospital, and throughout that period I could spend my c ...

Cooperatives (cooperative societies) under democratic self-management

SDF Press - 2018-05-06 12:41
The cooperative system aims to meet the basic needs of the society on the basis of joint action and solidarity, not just material profit. The cooperatives create commercial projects according to the region’s protest and provide expertise and labor to elim ...

Nechirvan Barzani attends KDP’s campaign in Sulaimani

Waar Media - 2018-05-04 16:51
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Democratic Party deputy head Nechirvan Barzani has gone to Sulaimani on Friday to rally support ahead of Iraq’s parliamentary election. “Welcome all. I thank you very much for being patient under this rain for a long time now,” said ...

HDP Officially Announces Demirtas’s Candidacy for Turkish Presidency

BAS News - 2018-05-02 19:04
ERBIL — The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) announced officially on Wednesday that its former leader Selahattin Demirtas would be the party’s candidate for the upcoming presidential election in Turkey. The party said that the election campaigns to suppor ...

Turkmen Party Calls on Followers to Vote for KDP

BAS News - 2018-05-02 06:02
ERBIL — The Turkmen People’s Party on Tuesday announced that it has joined the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in the upcoming parliamentary election in Iraq. Irfan Jamal Kirkukli, the Turkmen leader during a press conference in Erbil called on his part ...

US-backed SDF Resumes Anti-IS Operations

BAS News - 2018-05-02 06:02
ERBIL — The Syrian Democratic Forces, which is backed by the US-led Coalition, said on Tuesday that its military operations against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria were resumed. According to Lilwa al-Abdallah, a spokesperson for the offensive in Deir al- ...

Nechirvan Barzani: Kurdistan in Baghdad requires protector like KDP

Waar Media - 2018-05-01 20:32
WAAR-DUHOK: The KDP is asking voters to send them to Baghdad with a mandate to seek Kurdish self-determination rights, pledging to be Kurdistan’s protector in the Iraqi capital. “The Democratic Party of Kurdistan agrees thoroughly with the right of self- ...

DPI: ‘Türkiye’de Yeni Bir Süreç Başlamak Zorunda’

Voice of America - 2018-05-01 17:47
Türkiye’de Kürt sorununun çözümüne ilişkin çalışmalar yürüten Londra merkezli Democratic Progress Institute (DPI) çözüm için hala umut olduğu görüşünde. DPI Başkanı Kerim Yıldız, son çözüm sürecinin, ilerisi için temel olduğunu söyledi ...

Our Forces aim to secure the Syrian-Iraqi border

SDF Press - 2018-05-01 16:49
Our forces in the Deir al-Azur military council, which is part of Syria’s Democratic Forces, is determined to complete the Jazeera Storm campaign to destroy ISIS on behalf of the Syrian people and the world. ISIS retains a significant presence near the Ir ...

Turkish Prosecutor Seeks 5-Year Imprisonment for HDP’s Demirtas

BAS News - 2018-04-30 22:04
ERBIL — A public prosecutor in Istanbul sought on Monday a five year term of imprisonment for Selahattin Demirtas, the former co-chair of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP). According to a judicial authority cited by the state-run Anadolu Agency, HDP’s ...

SDF Protects Unity of Syria: Official

BAS News - 2018-04-30 13:37
ERBIL — The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are working to secure the territories and protect the unity of Syria, said a senior official. Speaking to BasNews on Monday, Riad Darar, the co-leader of the Syrian Democratic Council, which is SDF’s p ...

Are US-backed SDF fighting Shia militias in Syria?

Seth Frantzman - 2018-04-30 04:45
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN On April 29 reports emerged of clashes between the Syrian Democratic Forces and the Syrian regime-supported National Defense Forces, which allegedly include Shi’ite militias in a […] ...

Syrian regime forces tackle the war on terrorism

SDF Press - 2018-04-30 00:52
During the time that Syria Democratic Forces – SDF started its preparations to continue Jazeere Storm operation that aims to liberate the areas left from Jazeere under ISIS control and securing Syria’s Eastern borders, the Syrian regime army along with it ...

Elections Alone Do Not Make Iraq a Democratic Country

E-Kurd - 2018-04-27 20:29
Abdul-Qahar Mustafa | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Thousands of Iraq people from different ethnicities, religions and backgrounds, have nominated themselves for Iraqi parliamentary elections of 2018. Candidates have recently began their elections campaign by u ...

Mike Pompeo confirmed as US Secretary of State

Waar Media - 2018-04-27 11:13
WAAR-DUHOK: President Trump’s nominee to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State was officially confirmed Thursday; following weeks of Democratic opposition against former CIA director Mike Pompeo. According to Fox News, the Senate voted 57-42 to off ...

New York Review of Books: A Call to Defend Rojava

Justice for Kurds - 2018-04-26 01:52
When Raqqa fell in 2017, after a long siege by the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), it was generally thought that ISIS was defeated, save for some mopping up. But in January of this year, Turkey invaded Afrin—one of three cantons in ...

HDP Nominates Former Leader Demirtas for Turkish Presidency

BAS News - 2018-04-22 22:06
ERBIL — The pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) has reportedly nominated former co-chair Selahattin Demirtas for the upcoming presidential election. According to Ziya Pir, a HDP lawmaker from Diyarbakir who spoke to Turkish media on Sunday, Demir ...
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