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Barzani Sends Condolences to Mosul Victims after Sinking Ferry

BAS News - 2019-03-21 22:13
ERBIL — Former president of Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani has sent condolences to the people of Mosul and families of the victims who lost their lives on Thursday in Mosul. Earlier the day, a tourist ferry capsized in Tigris river in the northern city ...

Christchurch shootings: First funerals for victims of mosque attacks

BBC - 2019-03-20 00:37
Two of the Christchurch mosque attack victims are laid to rest as volunteers travel to help families. ...

Launching a “Humanitarian” Project to Help the Poor Families

SDF Press - 2019-03-17 21:46
Raqqa – Due to the difficult living conditions and the poverty situation in Raqqa city as a result of the war and the destruction of the city, the Relief Office team in Raqqa Civil Council launched a project “for humanity” to help 1000 poor families. The ...

Over 60,000 people, mostly families of Islamic State, fled Syria jihadist enclave: Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-03-17 19:07
BAGHOUZ, Syria,— The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday more than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, had flooded out of Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria since a final assault to capture it began over two months ago. The ...

SDF’s two-month balance sheet of battle against ISIS

ANF - 2019-03-17 11:53
29.600 ISIS mercenaries and families have surrendered to SDF. ...

Coalition cooks up plan to bring Syrian refugee families to Salmon Arm – Salmon Arm Observer

Saobserver - 2019-03-16 00:56

Baghouz: IS Attacks Its Members Who Surrender to SDF

BAS News - 2019-03-15 22:10
ERBIL - The militants of the Islamic State (IS) targeted on Friday their own members and their families who were surrendering to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria's Baghuz, a spokesperson said. SDF spokesperson Mustafa Bali said in ...

The outcome of the clashes in the “battle to defeat terrorism” within the past 24 hours

SDF Press - 2019-03-15 21:30
The operations of our forces continue against ISIS terrorist in Al-Bagouz town, yesterday almost 1300 terrorists and their families surrendered to our forces (SDF). Our fighters also launched an attack on the terrorist organization’s sites and gatherings, ...

Coalition cooks up plan to bring Syrian refugee families to Salmon Arm – Sicamous Eagle Valley News

Eaglevalleynews - 2019-03-15 19:59

Hundreds Of IS Members, Families Surrender In Final Syrian Enclave

Rferl - 2019-03-15 19:26

Anguished families of crash victims find nothing to bury

Gulan Media - 2019-03-15 03:24

SDF says waves of ISIS fighters, families continue to surrender in Baghouz

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-15 01:21

Hundreds of IS fighters, families surrender to U.S.-backed forces in Syria-SDF

Yahoo - 2019-03-14 21:15

SDF: 1.300 ISIS members and families surrendered to our forces

ANF - 2019-03-14 20:29
YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces are conducting their final operation against ISIS in the last remaining enclave of the terrorist organisation in Syria. ...

IS Insurgents Continue to Surrender to SDF in Baghouz: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-03-14 20:14
ERBIL - More than one thousand other Islamic State (IS) and their families surrendered to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Thursday as the Kurdish fighters have intensified their efforts to liberate the last militant group enclave. In an ...

Hundreds of IS Militants and Their Families Surrender to SDF

BAS News - 2019-03-14 14:00
ERBIL — Hundreds of Islamic State (IS) militants, together with their families, surrendered on Thursday to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Syria. The jihadists and their families used a corridor the SDF has opened for those who ...

Families of hunger strikers met Die Linke MPs in Parliament

ANF - 2019-03-14 12:04
The families talked about the worsening health situation of the hunger strikers and said it was urgent to take action. ...

Here's how much celebrities, wealthy families allegedly paid to guarantee college admission for children [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-14 11:32

7 years later, Roboski families cling to fading hope

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-03-14 10:21
Veli Encü remembers clearly what he vowed to himself, what all the devastated villagers vowed to themselves on that tragic night seven years ago: they would fight for truth and justice for as long as it took, and never give up. Encü maintains that vow tod ...

Baghouz: SDF says 2,000 ISIS fighters, families surrender as offensive continues

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-13 18:53

How China’s detention camps for Uighurs are separating families

PRI - 2019-03-13 14:59

[PICTURES]: More Yezidis Reunite with Family after Liberation from IS

BAS News - 2019-03-13 13:34
ERBIL — More Yezidi women and children have arrived in Kurdistan Region to reunite with their families after being liberated from the Islamic State (IS) in Syria’s Baghouz. Since the beginning of the military operation to liberate the last populated area ...

Ministers urged to help UK families of foreign fighters in Syria | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-03-12 23:09

17 more children rescued from ISIS in Baghouz taken to Shengal

ANF - 2019-03-11 20:04
17 more Yazidi children rescued by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the final operation against ISIS in Baghouz have been taken to Shengal and reunited with their families. ...

In six days, UB dental professor launched first clinic in Iraq to treat families displaced after attacks

Wnypapers - 2019-03-11 19:18

Families shattered in Turkey’s post-coup attempt crackdown - report | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-03-11 16:57

Former Yazidi captives of IS reunite with families in Iraq

Yahoo - 2019-03-09 17:43

In six days, dental professor launches first clinic in Iraq to treat families displaced after ISIS attacks - University at Buffalo

Buffalo - 2019-03-08 22:01

Shengal celebrated March 8

ANF - 2019-03-08 18:48
Emotional moments were lived when 10 Yazidi families liberated by the SDF forces were greeted back. ...

Families’ appeal to visit Imralı rejected again

ANF - 2019-03-08 15:50
Families of Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan and 3 other prisoners in Imrali appealed to the Bursa Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office for visits, and were rejected again. ...

Syria force evacuates families before final assault on IS

Siasat - 2019-03-08 00:51

Alabama tornadoes: How to help the families of victims, those affected by devastating storm [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-07 21:42

Vigil for hunger strikers in front of German Prime Ministry

ANF - 2019-03-07 15:00
The families submitted a folder explaining the hunger strikes and their demands to the prime ministry as part of the protest supported by Kurdish institutions in Berlin. ...

European countries push back on Trump demand to repatriate captured Isis fighters and families | The Independent

Independent - 2019-03-06 22:34

Syria force evacuates families before final assault on IS - World - Dunya News

Dunyanews - 2019-03-06 21:35

Evacuations from Baghouz continue amid fierce clashes

ANF - 2019-03-06 09:28
SDF fighters are on one hand evacuating the surrendering ISIS members and their families, as they are on the other hand engaged in fierce clashes with the remaining ISIS elements in Baghouz. ...

Syria’s Al-Hol camp ‘far over capacity’ as IDPs flood out of Baghouz: ICRC

Rûdaw - 2019-03-05 08:39
"New arrivals, including families with infants, must sleep in the open" ...

Police can’t handcuff a member of the Barzani and Talabani families in Kurdistan of Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-03-04 15:42
Araz Barwari | Exclusive to No one can arrest a member of the Barzani and Talabani families in Kurdistan of Iraq even if they break law.This obviously proves that the rule of law doesn’t exist because law is not applied equally to all people, r ...

Hunger strikers’ families visit German Consulate in Istanbul

ANF - 2019-03-04 14:39
Families of politicians on an indefinite non-alternating hunger strike against the Imrali isolation visited the German Consulate to urge Europe to action. ...

Gang members and families surrender in hundreds in Baghouz

ANF - 2019-03-04 14:02
As the final operation against ISIS gangs continue in Baghouz, hundreds of gang members and their families surrendered to SDF fighters. ...

VIDEO: Rescued from ISIS in Syria, Yezidis see bittersweet reunion with families as others still missing

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-03 11:36

Trade unions call on labour movement to back Irish reunification

ANF - 2019-03-03 11:13
The declaration said it is “critically important that the interests of workers and working families are put at the heart of a new Ireland, which should be a united Ireland". ...

9 thousand civilians removed from Baghouz in 20 days

ANF - 2019-03-02 14:17
The SDF has removed 9 thousand people, most of whom are ISIS members and their families, from Baghouz between February 9 and March 1. An operation has been launched against some 1.500 gang members who refused to surrender. ...

Over 20 Yezidis Rescued from IS Reunite with Families in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-03-02 14:11
ERBIL — After more than four years in Islamic State (IS) captivity, 21 Kurdish Yezidis reunited with their families in Kurdistan Region on Saturday. According to media reports, the 19 children and two women were received by local Yezidi officials and a c ...

Nearly 600 women and children rescued in Baghouz

ANF - 2019-03-01 09:28
Among the people rescued are many DAESH members and their families as well. ...

US-backed forces evacuate families before final assault on militants | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-03-01 02:51

7 of SDF hostages are in their families embrace

SDF Press - 2019-02-28 06:05
SDF over handed 7 hostages of its fighters by ISIS terrorist organization to their families in Raqqa, after it liberated them recently from Al-Baghoz town in Dair Al-Zor. However, the commanding of SDF, In Raqqa, arranged a party, participating families’ ...

The sewage project enters its last stage

SDF Press - 2019-02-28 06:05
Raqqa_ the project of maintaining the sewage system of The sewage project enters its last stage which include covering and filling holes and sewage that their repairing had finished. However, this came after families and the shop owners of the industrial ...

Belgium wins appeal against repatriation of Islamic State families - SWI

Swissinfo - 2019-02-28 03:25

Syria force evacuates families before final assault on IS

France24 - 2019-02-27 17:14

Iraqi ISIS families returning from Syria pose security threat: PM

Rûdaw - 2019-02-27 14:00
"There might not be a big difference between the Daesh family and Daesh itself" ...

Families of Recent Detainees Gathered in front of IRGC Building in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-26 02:02
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Families of recently arrested activists of Sanandaj, Kamyaran and Marivan held a protest gathering in front of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) building in Sanandaj on Saturday morning February 24 and cal ...

Group of gang families and migrants arrive in Hawl Camp

ANF - 2019-02-25 15:10
1.300 people removed from Baxoz including gang families have arrived in the Hawl Camp. ...

American families of missing Uighurs speak out at D.C. event:The Asahi Shimbun

Asahi - 2019-02-25 14:22

IS Militants Move to Sinjar Countryside after Defeat in Syria: Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2019-02-25 12:22
ERBIL — A Kurdish Yezidi Peshmerga commander has warned of the Islamic State (IS) jihadists escaping Syria to return to their families in the villages of Sinjar countryside. The countdown until the end of IS has already started with the group under fierc ...

American families of missing Uighurs speak out at D.C. event | CTV News

Ctvnews - 2019-02-25 09:30

Venezuela crisis: Defectors fear for families under Maduro

BBC - 2019-02-25 00:47
Defecting troops tell the BBC President Maduro's government may "lash out" at their loved ones. ...

Hunger striker Koc: CPT’s stance is immoral and must be exposed

ANF - 2019-02-21 14:20
Yuksel Koc said the CPT ignoring the demands of hunger strikers and their families is immoral and called on all to expose this stance, which signifies complicity with Turkey in the isolation. ...

SDF Hands over 150 IS Fighters to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-02-21 12:52
ERBIL — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has handed over more than 150 Islamic State (IS) militants it had captured to the Iraqi government. “Early this morning, 10 trucks loaded with Daesh fighters and their families were handed over by the SDF forces ...

'Two is enough,' Egypt tells poor families as population booms

Gulan Media - 2019-02-21 01:46

Families fret as Turkey's Gulenist purge continues

Al Monitor - 2019-02-19 21:55

IS 'trapping 200 families' in last bastion in Syria - BBC News

BBC - 2019-02-19 18:33

UN concerned about some 200 families trapped in ISIS enclave

Rûdaw - 2019-02-19 16:18
Some 300 militants are mixed in with hundreds of civilians and are refusing to surrender ...

UN: 200 Families Trapped by IS in Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-19 15:35
ERBIL — Some 200 civilian families are trapped in a small area still under the control of the Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday. IS is reportedly holding a few hundred square meters near the Iraq ...

"If the silence continues, we will go on hunger strike too"

ANF - 2019-02-19 14:42
Simaperi Akyildiz, mother of imprisoned hunger striker Edip Akyildiz, said: “We will prevail, if Kurds rise up.” Akyildiz said the families will go on hunger strikes if the government and the Parliament remain silent. ...

Raqqa farewells 5 martyrs

SDF Press - 2019-02-18 00:22
Raqqa_ with majestic ceremony, organized by the Martyrs Families Office in Raqqa, hundreds of Raqqa and its countryside people, administrates of the Raqqa Civil Council institutions and military forces participated in the ceremony of 5 martyrs’ funeral, w ...

Families of British IS Brides Plead for Repatriation

Voanews - 2019-02-16 06:51

Sewing course conducted for martyr families in Erbil

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-02-15 23:31
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On February 10th, 2018, Ramyar Philanthropy dedicated to aid and protection of women, with the sponsorship of Save Remedy company, opened a sewing course for 30 martyr families in Erbil. The opening ceremony was attend ...

Turkish experts warn families, authorities of “dangers” of Korean pop | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-02-15 12:52

In Syria, families flee IS holdout to dust and desperation

Rûdaw - 2019-02-14 08:29
"The kids were crying all night from the cold," ...

Families of foreign Islamic State fighters flee last bastion in eastern Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-02-13 18:26
NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria,— Dozens of relatives of foreign fighters including Iraqis, Turks, and Russians fled Islamic State’s last bastion in eastern Syria on Tuesday as the jihadists lost ground to U.S.-backed forces. A field commander with the Kurdish-led f ...

'Nothing left in Baghuz': Isis families flee as war enters endgame | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-02-13 16:39

How China’s detention camps for Uighurs are separating families | KERA News

Keranews - 2019-02-11 23:40

Iraq: Children of Mosul's Old City selling scrap metal to survive

Rûdaw - 2019-02-11 23:13
Iraqi children are forced to sell pieces of scrap metal scavenged from the ruins of Mosul's Old City, in order to provide for their families and themselves. ...

The centre bringing hope to the children in Aleppo

The Global Coalition - 2019-02-11 18:22
The Baitna Centre in Aleppo, Syria opened after the defeat of Daesh. The Centre supports autistic and disabled children to flourish into strong and more independent adults, helping many families in the process to deal with difficult situations Article Th ...

A toxic crisis in America’s coal country

BBC - 2019-02-11 01:56
Families in West Virginia say the coal mines have poisoned their water. Now they're fighting back. ...

Offering condolences duty to the martyr (Muhamad Al-Twayrish) relatives.

SDF Press - 2019-02-10 22:20
Al-Tabqa_ Martyrs Families Institution, Some Civil Council’s members and commanders of SDF offered condolences to the martyr (Muhamad Al-Twayrish) relatives in Al-Mansoura town. Ahmad Abu-Al-Reesh, the member of the co-chair of the Martyrs Families Instit ...

Civilians and ISIS families seek refuge with the SDF in Baghouz

ANF - 2019-02-10 16:20
Around a thousand people including civilians and families of ISIS mercenaries have been secured by the SDF in Baghouz. ...

Donald Trump Reverses Position on Torture and Killing Terrorists' Families - First Draft. Political News, Now. - The New York Times

Nytimes - 2019-02-10 14:36

Wary hope for French families awaiting returns from Syria | World | Malay Mail

Malaymail - 2019-02-10 14:14

Wary hope for French families awaiting returns from Syria

Yahoo - 2019-02-10 12:23

Families struggle to find safety in Turkish border towns hit by rockets and crossfire

Usatoday - 2019-02-08 22:14

Syrian Kurdish-led forces ready for push on last Islamic State pocket

E-Kurd - 2019-02-08 21:50
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish-led forces in eastern Syria prepared Friday for a push on the last remaining speck of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate” where diehard jihadists and their families are holed up. US President Donald Trump predicted ...

Families’ appeal to visit Imrali rejected again

ANF - 2019-02-08 16:09
Families of Ocalan and 3 prisoners in the Imrali Island appealed again to visit their relatives but were rejected. ...

Syria war: Families and fighters flee IS's last village - BBC News

BBC - 2019-02-07 16:07

HRW warns against secret transfer of Islamic State jihadists from Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-02-07 16:06
AMUDA, Syrian Kurdistan,— Any transfers of suspected foreign jihadists and their relatives out of Syria should be transparent, Human Rights Watch told AFP, as camps in the northeast fill with families of different nationalities. With the crumbling of the ...

Roboski families visited Leyla Güven

ANF - 2019-02-06 08:30
The Kurdish politician has been on an indefinite hunger strike for 91 days. ...

Families of 5 mercenaries from Turkey reach SDF territory

ANF - 2019-02-05 15:34
SDF fighters continue to rescue civilians in the Operation Cizire Storm, and have taken a large group of civilians including 5 families from Turkey to safe areas. ...

The incredible story of 2 Turkish families who fled persecution via the Evros River to Greece - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2019-02-05 02:19

Families of prisoners on hunger strike demand end of isolation

ANF - 2019-02-04 16:33
Calling on the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) and human rights organizations to take a first step, Kur said political parties, non-governmental organizations, democracy and all segments of the law should act before it is ...

Distributing 2400 food baskets in Al-Tuyhinya Camp

SDF Press - 2019-02-03 22:35
Al-Tabqa_ Al-Mawada association distributed 2400 food baskets to the population of Al-Twayhinya camp in Al-Tabqa countryside, where the number of families are 2400, most of them are from the countrysides’ of Homs, Hama, eastern area of Aleppo and Dair Al- ...

Kurdish language course opened in Russia

ANF - 2019-02-03 15:42
A Kurdish language course has been started for children in the Russian city of Krasnodar. Kurdish families have shown a great interest in this language course opened under the lead of the Kurdish Cultural Autonomy in Krasnodar. ...

Three Child Migrants from Kurdistan Drowned En Route to Europe

BAS News - 2019-02-03 11:22
ERBIL — At least three children from Kurdistan Region died after their boat capsized in the waters between Turkey and Greece, refugee organization confirmed. The young victims were en route with their families to Europe as part of the influx of migrants ...

Kurdish hunger striker: No matter the price, success will be ours

ANF - 2019-02-02 15:17
​​​​​​​Families of the hunger strikers in Strasbourg stand behind their relatives and stress that resistance will go on. ...

The Families Who Negotiated with ISIS | The New Yorker

Newyorker - 2019-02-01 15:37

Islamic State in tiny Syria enclave with families, U.S. backed force says - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-02-01 11:38

Banham Poultry deaths: Families pay tribute to two men - BBC News

BBC - 2019-02-01 11:20

Four Kurdish citizens were arrested in Piranshahr

Roji Kurd - 2019-02-01 00:03
In recent weeks Four Kurdish citizens have been detained in Piranshahr city by the Iranian Intelligency Agency. After referring the families of the detainees to the intelligence agency of the Piranshah city,they have been charged with accusing them of “co ...

'Families Belong Together' rallies draw thousands across U.S. -

UPI - 2019-01-31 21:48

KDP trying to pit people and PKK against one another

ANF - 2019-01-31 13:11
In the aftermath of the Sheladize insurgency, the KDP has been trying to force the families whose children lost their lives in the struggle for freedom to talk against the PKK. ...
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