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Statement of international campaign #RiseUp4Rojava

ANF - 2019-10-18 21:48
“The international alliance against the revolution of Rojava has to be confronted with global resistance. Therefore, the order of the day is to intensify the fight and to increase the pressure further.” ...

Turkish forces capture center of key Syrian border town

New York Post - 2019-10-12 20:17
Turkey’s military entered the key Syrian border town of Ras al Ain Saturday as its offensive against Kurdish fighters reached its fourth day despite rising international outcry and threats of US sanctions. The Turkish government claimed its forces and all ...

New Stephon Curry shoes debut for International Women's Day | KTUL

KTUL - 2019-10-12 07:33

Women's Council of North East Syria urges all women to mobilize

ANF - 2019-10-12 07:32
The Women’s Council of North and East Syria call to all women to join the international day of action on 12 October with the commitment to stop Turkey‘s occupation war on North and East Syria and defeat fascism and patriarchy worldwide. ...

Turkish forces push deeper into Syria, with deaths rising

Seattle Times - 2019-10-11 21:32
AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkish forces faced fierce resistance from U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters on the third day of Ankara’s offensive in northern Syria, as casualties mounted, international criticism of the campaign intensified and estimates put ...

ISESCO calls for 15 March to be International Day to Combat Islamophobia – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-10 14:52

Syrian Kurds say repulsed new Turkish ground attack

E-Kurd - 2019-10-10 13:29
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish forces said they repulsed a fresh Turkish ground attack in Syrian Kurdistan, northeastern Syria, Thursday, a day after Ankara launched a cross-border assault that has drawn international condemnation. Turkey bombarded ...

Kurdistan Region's Sulaimani celebrates International Day of Peace

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-03 18:42
International Day of Peace festival in Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Sept. 21, 2019. (Photo: Kurdistan 24) ...

Celebrating Kurdish Female Fighters

The Kurdish Project - 2019-10-03 08:37
Females on the Frontline is a campaign that highlighted the Kurdish female fighters that have emerged as popular figures for their effectiveness and bravery in war against ISIS. This campaign was launched for International Women’s Day to continue inspiri ...

Syria: new testimonies from families of the 'disappeared' to mark Day of the Disappeared | Amnesty International UK

Amnesty - 2019-08-30 07:03

12. August 2019 – STP-ralley on the International Day of Indigenous Peoples

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2019-08-14 17:50

US Special Envoy for Syria Kicks Off 2-Day Visit to Turkey – US State Dept - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2019-07-23 11:39

Job fair kicks off in Erbil; dozens of international companies present

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-16 13:09
President Nechirvan Barzani delivering a speech in Erbil at the two-day fourth International Rwanga–Foras Job fair, which kicked off on July, 15, 2019. (Photo: Kurdistan 24) ...

Final day of the International Forum on ISIS

ANF - 2019-07-08 09:11
The International Forum on ISIS in Northern Syria ends today ...

Fourth session of International Forum on ISIS

ANF - 2019-07-07 15:07
The international conference on ISIS organized by the NRLS in Amude continues on day 2. ...

International Forum on ISIS enters its second day

ANF - 2019-07-07 08:38
The second day of the International Forum on ISIS 2019 in Northern Syria enters its second day. ...

G20 Second Day Centers Around Climate Change, Equality, While World Leaders Hold Talks on Sidelines - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2019-06-29 10:06

Kurdish PEN Congress held in Oldenburg

ANF - 2019-06-24 10:28
The international Kurdish PEN held its three-day long 10th congress in Oldenburg. ...

Dozens of locals, expats gather in Erbil to celebrate International Day of Yoga

Gulan Media - 2019-06-23 02:40

Dozens of locals, expats gather in Erbil to celebrate International Day of Yoga

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-22 23:21

Top EU Jobs, Security, Climate Change, Turkey-Cyprus Row Highlight First Day of Brussels Summit - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2019-06-21 21:33

420 milyon çocuk çatışma bölgesinde yaşıyor

Nûpel - 2019-06-04 13:12
Birleşmiş Milletler (BM) kararıyla 1992’de 4 Haziran günü “Uluslararası Çatışma Kurbanı Masum Çocuklar Günü” (International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression) olarak ilan edildi. Bu kararla dünyanın farklı bölgelerinde fiziksel, zihinsel ve r ...

One day school of Jineoloji in Eindhoven

ANF - 2019-06-03 18:03
The International Free Women's Foundation (IFWF) has opened a one-day school of jineoloji in Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. ...

Oil prices see decrease at week beginning June 3

Waar Media - 2019-06-03 14:10
WAAR_DUHOK International benchmark Brent crude traded at $61.30 per barrel, while American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) amounted to $53.06 at 06.56 GMT on Monday. The U.S.’ crude oil production increased by 97,000 barrels per day (bpd) to the ...

Global oil supply falls in April 2019: IEA

Waar Media - 2019-05-15 15:27
WAAR_DUHOK Global oil supply contracted by 300,000 barrels per day (b/d) in April to 99.33 million b/d, with Canada, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Iran leading the losses, according to data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Wednesday. “Maintenan ...

Statement by UNFPA’s Natalia Kanem on International Day of the Midwife

BAS News - 2019-05-05 13:06
Midwives are public health heroes, ensuring that a woman can have a healthy pregnancy, safe childbirth and essential care for her newborn – among the most basic human rights. A bridge between communities and traditional health facilities, midwives delive ...

Keep the red flag flying! Erbil marks International Workers’ Day

Rûdaw - 2019-05-03 13:48
Similar parades are taking places in cities across the world ...

Celebrating Labor Day in Hasakah

SDF Press - 2019-05-02 00:55
Hassaka – The city of Hassake organized a celebration on the occasion of the International Day of Workers, and held the ceremony in Al Taseffia area in which the city institutions and the people of the city participated The celebration began with a minute ...

International Workers’ Day: Kurdistan workers demand law amendment for better rights

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-01 17:50

President Barzani congratulates Laborers on the occasion of Labor Day

Waar Media - 2019-05-01 15:53
WAAR_DUHOK Today May 1st marks the international Labor Day all around the world. President of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani thanked all Kurdistan’s workers for their hard works in a statement. “On Labor Day, I would like to wish the laborers in Kurdis ...

[PICTURES]: Workers Awaiting Work on International Worker’s Day

BAS News - 2019-05-01 14:20
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KRG Spares No Effort in Preserving Rights of Workers: Statement

BAS News - 2019-05-01 13:19
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said it is determined to provide better work and living condition for workers, and preserve their rights. The KRG made the pledge in a statement released on 1st May to mark the International Workers’ Day. “ ...

Barzani Thanks Laborers on International Workers’ Day

BAS News - 2019-05-01 10:30
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, sent a message on 1st May to mark the International Workers’ Day. “On International Workers' Day, I would like to wish the laborers in Kurdistan, Iraq and across t ...

Turkish state bans May 1 in Cizre

ANF - 2019-04-30 13:05
The Turkish state has banned the rally planned for May 1 International Day of Workers and Solidarity. ...

Demonstration in Erbil in International Workers' Day

Kurdiu - 2019-04-29 21:23

Day 2 in civil disobedience at Amnesty International office

ANF - 2019-04-25 17:56
The civil disobedience action started at the Amnesty International office on Wednesday continues for the second day. ...

Protecting the Environment and Managing Water Resources Key to Iraq’s long-term prosperity

BAS News - 2019-04-22 22:28
[UNAMI] - International Mother Earth Day is when we celebrate Nature’s gifts and we promote and show awareness of the call to ensure the environmental security of our planet. It has increasing significance in Iraq, a country emerging from years of armed ...

Today Marks 16th Anniversary of Baath Regime Fall

BAS News - 2019-04-09 10:52
ERBIL — Sixteen years ago on this day, Saddam Hussein’s Baath regime was toppled in Iraq after decades of atrocities against its own people. On 20th March 2003, an international Coalition led by the US launched a massive operation against Saddam Hussein ...

On international mine awareness day we celebrate the Syrians clearing their homeland

The Global Coalition - 2019-04-04 23:06
Article On international mine awareness day we celebrate the Syrians clearing their homeland Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

British Human Rights Lawyer Owen: Support the hunger strikers

ANF - 2019-04-04 11:14
British international human rights lawyer Margaret Owen OBE has started a 5-day hunger strike in the Democratic Kurdish Community Centre in London. ...

[PICTURES]: First Day at Erbil International Book Fair

BAS News - 2019-04-03 15:53
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Strikes, mass protests mark global International Women’s Day – Workers World

Workers - 2019-03-28 01:53

Syrian Kurds urge world to take back foreign Islamic State jihadists

E-Kurd - 2019-03-25 11:38
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds warned Sunday that the thousands of foreign jihadists they have detained in their fight against the Islamic State group are a time-bomb the international community urgently needs to defuse. Speaking a day after ...

Police shoot rubber bullets and tear gas into a peaceful march on International Women's Day | The Canary

Thecanary - 2019-03-13 00:06

The arrest of”Seiran Saidpour”a civil and political activist in Sanandaj.

Roji Kurd - 2019-03-12 00:00
On 8th March 2019 International Women’s Day”Sieran Saidpour” a civil and active activist in the field of women, was arrested by the Iranian Intelligence Agency of Sanandaj,Kurdistan Human Right organization_Rojhelat,reported. On 7th March 2019 “Seiran Sai ...

Is Meghan Markle the embodiment of International Women’s Day? [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-11 11:24

AUK Honors International Women’s Day

The American University of Kurdistan - 2019-03-11 02:01
Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – March 7th, 2019- To mark International Women’s Day, the center of the Rotunda inside AUK’s Mala Mustafa Barzani building was overtaken by a newly purchased three-meter fig tree. Yellow, blue and white ribbons presenting t ...

Feminist Activists and Istanbul Police Face Off on International Women's Day [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-09 20:56

On International Women’s Day, brave female activists imprisoned around the world | Trudy Rubin

Philly - 2019-03-09 20:46

International Women's Day 2019: US women's soccer team sues over discrimination - as it happened | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-03-09 20:46

In pictures: International Women's Day around the globe - BBC News

BBC - 2019-03-09 20:45

French politicians sent solidarity message to Leyla Güven

ANF - 2019-03-09 15:22
French politicians sent a message of solidarity to Leyla Güven to mark 8 March, International Working Women’s Day. ...

You and I are Survivors. We are Women!

Hawzhin Press - 2019-03-08 18:09
You and I are Survivors. We are Women. This International Women’s Day reflect on history, reflect on violence, reflect on The post You and I are Survivors. We are Women! appeared first on Hawzhin Azeez. ...

Women rallied in Amed to mark March 8 despite police repression

ANF - 2019-03-08 16:16
The 8 March International Working Women's Day rally in Amed was organized with the slogan ‘Women in resistance for freedom, women on strike’. ...

Joint Statement by UN Women & UNFPA in Iraq on International Women’s Day [EN/AR/KU] - Iraq | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-03-08 15:48

Let us pay tribute to the brave Kurdish women today!

E-Kurd - 2019-03-08 15:34
Shamm Shamayi Salih | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Today, March 8, is an important day for all female movements around the world. On the International Women’s Day, let us remember the ongoing struggles of Kurdish feminists. Let us remember that the Kurdish wom ...

Women in Rojava and Northern Syria celebrate 8 March

ANF - 2019-03-08 14:47
Women in Rojava and Northern Syria took to the street to celebrate 8 March, International Women’s Day and the resistance led by women. ...

الرئيس بارزاني : المرأة الكوردية مثال للصمود والقيم الانسانية

BAS News - 2019-03-08 12:25
وصف الزعيم الكوردي مسعود بارزاني ، المرأة الكوردية بأنها " مثال للصمود والقيم الانسانية " ، مهنئاً اياها والمرأة في العالم بمناسبة الـ 8 من مارس/ آذار يوم المرأة العالمي . جاء ذلك في تغريدة للزعيم الكوردي على حسابه في تويتر . On International Women's Day ...

Leaders hail strength of Kurdish women on international day

Rûdaw - 2019-03-08 12:23

Barzani’s Message on International Women’s Day

BAS News - 2019-03-08 12:17
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and former president of Kurdistan Region congratulated women with the International Women’s Day on 8th March. In a message published on his official Twitter, Barzani highlighted women’s contribution to the long struggle o ...

On International Women’s Day, photographers share their favorite pictures honoring womanhood

Nationalgeographic - 2019-03-08 11:17

Q&As on Women’s Clothing & Feminism

Dr. Widad Akreyi - 2019-03-07 20:09
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Dr. Widad has agreed that we publish her contribution to a dissertation on women’s clothing history and feminism. “We should be brave enough to voice unpopular truths as well. We must always denounce violence, ...

Activities to mark 8 March underway in Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-03-07 18:37
Women in Kurdistan are carrying out actions and activities to mark 8 March, International Women's Day. ...

Women’s Lecture on “International Women’s Day”

SDF Press - 2019-03-01 03:07
Raqqa – The “Women’s Committee” organized a lecture in People municipality in the city of Raqqa. The lecture was attended by Women’s House, Women’s Council, Rural Women’s Committee and the City population. Next: “We organized the day”: “Alone, and stood w ...

” Al-Mansoura”…arranging a party for the Woman International day.

SDF Press - 2019-02-28 06:05
Al_Tabqa_ Woman House in Al-Mansoura Town arranged a party in cooperation with Women Council, for the international day of Woman, on 8 march. The party included showing documentary films about the life of women and their role in society and the achievemen ...

March 8 banners in the streets of Tabqa

ANF - 2019-02-26 10:24
As March 8 International Women's Day approaches, women in Tabqa hung banners in the city streets. ...

International Mother Language Day Promotes Diversity

Waar Media - 2019-02-21 14:46
WAAR_DUHOK International Language Day is being observed worldwide Thursday to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. In 1999, UNESCO recognized Feb. 21 in a resolution as International Mother Language Day to honor the Bengali demo ...

KCK Education Committee marks International Mother Language Day

ANF - 2019-02-21 10:24
KCK pointed out that in Turkey, the Kurdish language, languages like Assyrian-Syriac, Laz, Homshetsi, Pomak, Abaza, Circassian, Turkmen, and many other languages are under threat of extinction as a result of assimilatory policies. ...

Democratic Regions Party celebrates Mother Language Day

ANF - 2019-02-20 17:08
“We celebrate the International Mother Language Day for the Kurds and all the peoples of the world, and call on everyone to play their part in putting an end to cultural genocidal policies and defending cultural and language rights.” ...

Marivan's organizations on International Mother Language Day

ANF - 2019-02-20 16:03
"Among 200 countries, Iran is one of the few in which reading and learning in mother language is prohibited." ...

Iranian Kurdistan: Open Letter to UNESCO Highlights Linguistic Discrimination Ahead of International Mother Language Day

UNPO - 2019-02-20 08:46

UNPO: Iranian Kurdistan: Open Letter to UNESCO Highlights Linguistic Discrimination Ahead of International Mother Language Day

UNPO - 2019-02-19 20:17

Raqqa women preparing for 8 March

ANF - 2019-02-19 10:20
Raqqa Women's Administration has begun to prepare for 8 March, International Women's Day. ...

Kurdish Long March in Greece continues on day 2

ANF - 2019-02-14 13:48
Kurds in Greece are marching in protest at the international conspiracy and isolation against Abdullah Ocalan. ...

Three-day march in Greece to protest the international conspiracy

ANF - 2019-02-13 20:21
“Time has come, rise up, break the isolation, free leader Apo,” is the main motto of the march in which hundreds are taking part. ...

Kurds in Greece to stage three-day march for Ocalan

ANF - 2019-02-10 18:40
Kurds in Greece are preparing for a long march to condemn the international conspiracy against Abdullah Ocalan. ...

Long march in Sweden is on day two

ANF - 2019-02-10 14:10
Kurds are organising three-day marches in European cities to mark the 20th anniversary of February 15 international conspiracy against Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. ...

Long march in Berlin continues despite police provocation

ANF - 2019-02-10 13:05
A long march is taking place in the German capital, Berlin to protest the international conspiracy against Abdullah Ocalan. This year, despite pressure from German police, the march has successfully completed the first day. ...

UN Calls for Ending FGM in Iraq, Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-02-06 15:08
ERBIL — On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, UNFPA, UNICEF and UNWOMEN issued a joint statement to reiterate their commitment to ending FGM in Iraq and Kurdistan Region. The following is the statement: Hadiya was muti ...

FGM in Kurdistan Dropping; Yet to End: Women Council

BAS News - 2019-02-06 12:38
ERBIL — The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Kurdistan Region has significantly dropped over the years, but it is yet far from ending, said an official statement. Today, 6th February, marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Fe ...

Cancer Rate Not Dangerous Level in Kurdistan: Minister

BAS News - 2019-02-04 14:23
ERBIL — The rate of cancer cases in the Kurdistan Region are below the alarming level that is designated in the world, said Health Minister Rekawt Hama Rashid. Speaking to reporters on World Cancer Day, Rashid revealed that, according to international st ...

Conference on Rohingya to be Held in New York Next Week

Waar Media - 2019-02-03 11:00
WAAR_DUHOK The Free Rohingya Coalition (FRC) will host an international conference at Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City on Feb. 8 and 9. The two-day conference, with the participation of world renowned scholars, UN envoys, activists a ...

Yagiz closer to critical condition on day 69 of hunger strike

ANF - 2019-01-28 13:40
The health of Nasir Yagiz, who has been on a hunger strike for 69 days in Hewler, continues to deteriorate. HDP Representative Muzeyen Gunes said, “National and international organizations should take action to end the isolation.” ...

International lawyers’ associations slam Turkish government on Day of the Endangered Lawyer | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-01-26 10:45

Kurds in Europe protest international silence

ANF - 2019-01-21 09:36
Kurdish communities in Europe send out a message and recalled that the Leyla Guven’s hunger strike is on the 75th day. The Kurdish groups noted that Leyla Guven’s life is at grave risk, her demands should immediately be met. ...

18. January 2019 – Syria: International Day of Solidarity with Afrin (January 20)

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2019-01-19 01:15

Country-wide protests in Iran enter third day amid international reaction

Kurdistan24 - 2019-01-18 07:30

Donald Trump tweeted about International Women's Day and everyone's making the same joke

Yahoo - 2019-01-17 10:22

HDP’s Temelli: International community must act

ANF - 2019-01-15 16:45
Temelli reminded that it is now 69 days that “Leyla Güven is on hunger strike, resisting with her body, to demand the end of isolation. Isolation is persecution and violence. Leyla Güven every day reiterates her call. ...

The Coolest Experiment in the Universe

Waar Media - 2018-12-29 13:28
What’s the coldest place you can think of? Temperatures on a winter day in Antarctica dip as low as -120ºF (-85ºC). On the dark side of the Moon, they hit -280ºF (-173ºC). But inside NASA’s Cold Atom Laboratory on the International Space Station, scienti ...

Four Kurdish Labour Activists Transferred to Prison to Serve Their Sentence

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-12-22 02:00
Four labour activists from Kamyaran were transferred to Kamyaran prison to endure their sentence. They had been arrested in April of 2016 on charges of attending the International Labour Day Ceremony but released after a few days on bail. Kurdistan Human ...

International Migrants Day: mayors of intercultural cities programme join voices for inclusion and diversity - Intercultural Cities Newsroom

COE - 2018-12-18 19:34

"God's commands are human rights" - Erdoğan speaks on International Day of Human Rights | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2018-12-11 00:11

Jinwar Village Council formed

ANF - 2018-12-06 21:18
The Jinwar Village that opened its doors with a mass ceremony on November 25 International Day Against Violence Against Women has formed its village council. ...

EP conference: There are no plays to set up without the Kurds

ANF - 2018-12-06 14:43
The second day of the conference had presentations on “The Middle East, regional and international clashes and their echoes” in the first panel discussion. ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Calls for New Law to Preserve Iraqi Women's Dignity

BAS News - 2018-11-25 21:12
ERBIL - Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi has called for the formation of a new law that will preserve the dignity of Iraqi women and their rights. "On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls, we call for ...

Public Awareness Key to Elimination of Violence against Women: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2018-11-25 14:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani attended an event to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls on 25 November, emphasizing that the rise of public awareness is the key to end violence aga ...

International Violence Against Women Day aims to raise awareness on Sunday

Rûdaw - 2018-11-24 18:06
The #MeToo campaign has brought the issue into the spotlight ...

Sulaimani International Expo opens with big Iranian presence

Rûdaw - 2018-11-23 22:37
The six-day event is open to the public ...

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Kurdpa - 2018-11-23 07:11

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