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US Desperate as Iran Resists “Maximum Pressure”: Rouhani

BAS News - 2019-09-23 16:45
ERBIL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that Washington was desperate as Iranians are resisting the increasing sanctions. Rouhani made the remarks after US imposed a new round of sanction, targeting Iran’s central bank, which has already ...

Rouhani to Present Regional Security Plan at UNGA

BAS News - 2019-09-23 00:22
ERBIL - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is expected to present a plan at the United Nations General Assembly this week for establishing security in the Gulf cooperatively with other countries in the region. During a ceremony to commemorate the anniversa ...

No Intention to Meet with Rouhani: Trump

BAS News - 2019-09-22 23:04
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has made it clear that he has no intention to hold a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani during the UN General Assembly this week. "Nothing is ever off the table completely, but I have no intention of mee ...

Muhandis Deprived of His Position in New Hashd al-Shaabi's Structure

BAS News - 2019-09-22 21:33
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul Mahdi has approved a new structure for the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi suggested by Falih Fayadh, head of the Shia group, according to which, the deputy chairman of the militias, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, has been deprived of his ...

One Kurdish Porter Killed, Two Injured by Iranian Border Guards

BAS News - 2019-09-22 16:22
ERBIL — Iranian border guards shot dead one Kurdish porter and injured two others in separate incidents in the border areas of Western Azarbaijan province. Hengaw Organization for Human Rights said the Iranian forces opened fire at a group of porters on ...

Two teenage brothers from Erbil drown at Iranian beach on the Caspian Sea

Kurdistan24 - 2019-09-22 15:39

Over 260 Kurds Arrested in Iran During Six Months

BAS News - 2019-09-22 15:05
ERBIL — A total of 263 Kurds were detained in Iran during the past six months, Hengaw Organization for Human Rights said. The monitoring group said in a detailed report that nearly 92% of the detainees were accused by Iranian security forces of political ...

IS Hideouts, Drone Seized in Diyala

BAS News - 2019-09-21 23:37
ERBIL - A number of hideouts with a drone belonging to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group were seized in the Iraqi province of Diyala. Iraqi reports cited a statement by the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi on Saturday as saying that its militias seized th ...

What are possible five targets if U.S. military strikes Iran?

E-Kurd - 2019-09-21 15:52
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute Military action against Iran seems increasingly likely as intelligence and forensic evidence collected in the wake of the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations suggests Iranian responsibility. While dipl ...

Kurdish Porter Killed by Turkish Border Guards

BAS News - 2019-09-21 15:46
ERBIL — Turkish forces on the border between Turkey and the Iranian Kurdistan killed a Kurdish porter, a monitoring group said. Hengaw Organization for Human Rights confirmed the identity of the victim as Khalis Hamidzadeh, 22, from Ballooa village of Ma ...

What should be done to prevent direct Iranian hostility on U.S. assets and interests?

E-Kurd - 2019-09-21 06:37
Syafruddin Arsyad | The recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, for which the U.S. officials have accused Iran, have substantially raised the tensions between the two countries. Now that Iran has thrown stones at the U.S., the U.S. will ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Says It Shot Down Drone near Khanaqin

BAS News - 2019-09-20 22:07
ERBIL - The pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi said on Friday that it shot down a drone flying over the area near the disputed Kurdish town of Khanaqin. Talking to BasNews, Abu Muntarz, a Hashd al-Shaab commander in Diyala province, said that they targeted the ...

Iranian Border Guards Kill Kurdish Kolbar in Piranshahr

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-09-20 02:01
The Iranian Border Guards opened fire at a group of border porters, known as Kolbar, in Piranshahr which led to killing a Kolbar named Idris Weisi, a local source confirmed to the Kurdistan Human Rights… The post Iranian Border Guards Kill Kurdish Kolbar ...

Zarif Warns of "All-Out War" if US Attacks Iran

BAS News - 2019-09-19 23:39
ERBIL - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned on Thursday that any attacks by the US over the attacks on Saudi Arabia will result in an "all-out war." Zarif's comments came while tensions are on the rise in the Gulf after attacks on oil fa ...

Rouhani Denies Iran's Involvement in Saudi Arabia Attack

BAS News - 2019-09-19 10:13
ERBIL - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has denied any involvement by his county in last week's attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, slamming US’ accusations in this regard. "Instead of creating a positive atmosphere, the American diplomats are try ...

Trump says he'd give Iranian leaders visas to attend UN | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-09-19 00:05

Saudi says Iranian sponsorship of attack undeniable, displays arms

Kurdiu - 2019-09-18 23:05

10 pro-Iranian militiamen killed in eastern Syria | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-09-17 23:05

Iranian supreme leader says no negotiations 'on any level' with US

Gulan Media - 2019-09-17 22:58

Detained Refugee Appointed Professor at Two Top Universities, Will Teach Over Skype

Newsweek - 2019-09-17 17:58
While Kurdish-Iranian refugee Behrouz Boochani said the appointments represented a "great achievement," they do not erase the pain of having "lost six years of my life." ...

Iranian, Russian and Turkish Presidents Focus on Unity in Efforts to End Syrian War | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-09-17 15:27

Sex industry grows in Iranian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-09-16 20:40
SNE, Iranian Kurdistan,— It is common to see women late at night wandering down Shashi Bahman Street in Sanandaj, Iranian Kurdistan, while wealthy men pass in luxurious cars. It is also common to see these cars stop and for groups of two or more girls to ...

Detained Iranian-Kurdish author Behrouz Boochani appointed visiting professor in UK

Kurdistan24 - 2019-09-16 19:19

Another kolbar killed by Iranian forces in Eastern Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-09-16 14:47
Kolbars are subjected to never-ending deadly attacks by Iranian forces. ...

Iranian Kurdish activists released on bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-09-16 02:00
Two Kurdish activists have been released on bail on the afternoon of10 September while another two activists from Kamyaran were transferred to Kamyaran Prison following a change of their arrest warrants to… The post Iranian Kurdish activists released on ...

Iran border guards open fire injuring four Kurdish workers

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-09-16 02:00
Iranian border guards on 8 September targeted a group of unarmed border porter workers known as Kolbars, injuring at least three in the Piranshahr and Sardasht border areas. Local sources on the… The post Iran border guards open fire injuring four Kurdis ...

Kurdish Opposition Looks To Take On Larger Role In Iranian Politics - Tsarizm

Tsarizm - 2019-09-15 00:03

Death of female Iranian soccer fan puts FIFA and Asian soccer body in the dock - Modern Diplomacy

Moderndiplomacy - 2019-09-13 17:23

Trump says he could meet with Iranian President Rouhani

Gulan Media - 2019-09-10 06:06

Iraq Postpones Opening of Border Crossing with Syria Amid Airstrike

BAS News - 2019-09-10 01:08
ERBIL - Iraq has postponed the opening of a border crossing with Syria following an airstrike targeting the Iranian targets on Iraqi-Syrian border overnight on Sunday. Unidentified warplanes carried out an airstrike on Iranian forces and Tehran-backed mi ...

Air strikes kill 18 Iranian-backed militias in Syria

ANF - 2019-09-09 11:59
Sites belonging to Iranian-backed militias in eastern Syria near the border with Iraq border were attacked late Sunday night, killing at least 18 people, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). ...

Warplanes Target Iranian Positions near Syria-Iraq Border: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-09-09 10:59
ERBIL — Fighter jets pounded an area near the Syrian town of al-Bukamal on the border with Iraq early hours on Monday, allegedly targeting Iranian forces and Tehran-backed militias. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) confirmed the report and said ...

Another Four IS Jihadists Killed in Salahaddin

BAS News - 2019-09-09 06:12
ERBIL - Another four jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Sunday in the Iraqi province of Salahaddin. The militants were killed during a military operation by the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias in Makhoul mountains, in northeast of Sa ...

Several casualties in clashes between Iranian forces and Kurdish opposition parties

Kurdistan24 - 2019-09-08 10:48

Over 40 Kurdish Activists Detained, Interrogated in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-09-08 02:00
The Iranian Ministry of Intelligence has arrested “more than 40 Kurdish activists and civilians” in the cities of Sanandaj, Kamyaran, Marivan, Saqqez, Baneh and Divandarah over the past months for “political and… The post Over 40 Kurdish Activists Detain ...

Roundtable: The Iranian Way of War - Foreign Policy Research Institute

FPRI - 2019-09-06 08:20

Roundtable: The Iranian Way of War

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-09-06 03:26
The Islamic Republic of Iran has been at war for almost its entire existence, beginning with the Iraqi invasion of the country in 1980 and, then, in an asymmetric way in support of regional clients, often working against American allies and partners in th ...

Trump does not rule out meeting with Iranian President

ANF - 2019-09-05 08:57
U.S. President Trump does not rule out meeting with Iranian President Rouhani. ...

UNPO: Iranian Kurdistan: Strikes After Bombing of PDKI Headquarters

UNPO - 2019-09-05 08:37

Vassilis Koukalani: Greek Iranian actor to participate in Duhok film festival

Kurdistan24 - 2019-09-04 15:56

President Trump says he had every right to release surveillance image of Iranian missile launch mishap [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-09-01 17:07

Iran Jails British Anthropologist in ‘Solitary Confinement’

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-08-31 02:01
The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that Iranian authorities have kept detaining British-Kurdish anthropologist Kameel Ahmady in “solitary confinement,” and that his whereabouts remain unknown to the public and his… The post Iran Jails ...

Why is Trump’s tweet about Iran satellite failed launch causing controversy?

Seth Frantzman - 2019-08-31 01:23
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN The US was not involved in the “catastrophic accident” that befell an Iranian rocket launch, US President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday. The tweet adds […] ...

US cyberattack brought down Iranian database used to target ships in Persian Gulf: reports

Gulan Media - 2019-08-30 00:05

Satellite photos show burning Iran space center launch pad

Rûdaw - 2019-08-29 21:46
"It’s going to embarrass the Iranian space agency" ...

Iraq: Evading the Gathering Storm

International Crisis Group - 2019-08-29 21:34
Should U.S.-Iranian tensions escalate to a shooting war, Iraq would likely be the first battleground. Washington and Tehran should stop trying to drag Baghdad into their fight. The Iraqi government should redouble its efforts to remain neutral and safegu ...

Iranian president: First lift sanctions, then let’s talk

Gulan Media - 2019-08-27 19:35

Iranian Kurdish Member of IRGC Shot Dead in Piranshahr

Gulan Media - 2019-08-27 19:35

Iranian shops tough competition for Sulaimani markets

Rûdaw - 2019-08-27 18:59
Iranians ended up Sulaimani due to US sanctions on Iran ...

The U.S. Presence in Syria Blocks Iranian, Russian, and Turkish Gains :: Middle East Forum

Meforum - 2019-08-27 08:50

Iranian tanker switches destination, heads to Turkey - ship-tracking data

Yahoo - 2019-08-27 02:18

One Kolbar Killed and Two Others Wounded

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-08-27 02:01
Iranian border guards shot dead a Kurdish Kolbar from Baneh in Heights of “Sartezin” village. Another Kolbar was shot and wounded by the forces in Khoy border. Meanwhile, another Kolbar was also… The post One Kolbar Killed and Two Others Wounded appeared ...

Revolutionary Guards member killed in Iranian Kurdistan: Fars

E-Kurd - 2019-08-27 01:20
TEHRAN,— A member of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards was killed in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) in northwest Iran near the border with Iraqi Kurdistan on Monday, the semi-official Fars news agency reported in a Twitter posting. The Guards member was “a ...

Iranian president says retaliatory measures help its diplomacy with West

Rûdaw - 2019-08-26 20:32
Hassan Rouhani referred to Iran's seizure of a British ship ...

Chief of Iranian Quds Force Reacts to Israeli Airstrikes in Syria

Gulan Media - 2019-08-26 16:22

Baghdad calls for prosecution of Iranian airport officer who beat Iraqi woman

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-26 13:21

Israel says it struck Iranian 'killer drone' sites in Syria

BBC - 2019-08-26 02:03
In a rare acknowledgement, PM Benjamin Netanyahu says Israeli forces targeted "killer drones". ...

Theatre festival kicks off in Kurdish Iranian city

Gulan Media - 2019-08-25 19:38

PDKI: Zarif's words and other statements by regime officials do not mean real negotiations to resolve Kurdish issues

Kurdpa - 2019-08-25 13:19
Kurdpa Agency: The second deputy chief executive of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan has stated that Zarif's words in connection with negotiations with Kurdish representatives, do not mean as a real negotiation. ...

Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey | WRGB

Cbs6albany - 2019-08-25 13:01

Theatre festival kicks off in Kurdish Iranian city

Rûdaw - 2019-08-25 12:11

Israeli jets hit targets in Syria to prevent Iranian drone attack: army

Rûdaw - 2019-08-25 09:05
Israel said it thwarted an attack on the Jewish state ...

The regional context of the August 24 airstrike on IRGC “Sh’ite militias and drones”

Seth Frantzman - 2019-08-25 00:30
On Saturday evening Israel targeted an area southeast of Damascus in a strike that targeted Iranian Quds Force operatives, Sh’ite militias and drones. These three components are key to Iran’s […] ...

Iran's Zarif heading to Asia in push against US sanctions

Rûdaw - 2019-08-24 20:49
The Iranian foreign minister will visit China, other countries ...

A Kolbar Killed and Two Others Wounded by Iranian border Guards

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-08-24 02:00
Iranian border guards have targeted a number of Kurdish Kolbars and civilians in Oshnavieh (Shno in Kurdish), Sardasht and Piranshahr. As a result, one kolbar has lost his life while two others… The post A Kolbar Killed and Two Others Wounded by Iranian ...

Netanyahu hints at Israeli involvement in attacks on Iranian targets in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-08-23 09:54
JERUSALEM,— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Thursday of possible Israeli involvement in attacks against Iranian-linked targets in Iraq. A series of blasts in the past few weeks have hit weapon depots and bases belonging to paramilitar ...

15 activists detained in Sweden in protest against Iranian regime

ANF - 2019-08-22 10:31
On Wednesday, the second day of Iranian Foreign Minister Cevat Zarif visit to Sweden, protests continued against the Iranian regime. ...

Iranian Kurdistan: Open Letter to the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Sweden and Norway

UNPO - 2019-08-21 22:14

Another kolbar killed by Iranian forces in East Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-08-21 19:01
Iranian forces continue their attacks against kolbars. ...

U.S. will act if tanker carrying Iranian oil delivers oil -Pompeo

Yahoo - 2019-08-21 06:13

Iranian Kurds call on Scandinavia to not ignore human rights violations in Iran

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-20 23:15

New explosion rocks arms depot north of Iraqi capital

Seattle Times - 2019-08-20 20:18
BAGHDAD (AP) — A large explosion hit an arms depot belonging to an Iranian-backed militia faction north of Baghdad on Tuesday, the latest in a series of mysterious blasts at military bases and munitions depots around the country in the past few weeks. Th ...

Mike Pompeo on Hong Kong protests, trade talks with China, Iranian aggression, US mission in Afghanistan [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-08-20 17:15

Greece says has had no request from Iranian oil tanker to dock

Gulan Media - 2019-08-20 13:57

UNPO: Iranian Kurdistan: Open Letter to the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Sweden and Norway

UNPO - 2019-08-20 13:23

Iranian supertanker that US tried to seize is now heading toward Greece

Gulan Media - 2019-08-19 22:52

Why did Iraq restrict the coalition’s use of its airspace?

Rûdaw - 2019-08-19 03:27
Iranian targets in Iraq may have been struck by Israel ...

US Orders Seizure of Iranian Oil Tanker After Released by Gibraltar

Gulan Media - 2019-08-17 14:36

British-Iranian Kurdish academic Kameel Ahmady arrested in Tehran

E-Kurd - 2019-08-16 10:52
TEHRAN,— Kameel Ahmady, a British-Kurdish academic originally from the city of Mahabad in Iranian Kurdistan was arrested on Sunday in Tehran, according to his wife and human rights activists. Ahmady, a British-Iranian dual national and social anthropolog ...

US move halts release of Iranian tanker held in Gibraltar

Gulan Media - 2019-08-15 20:16

British-Iranian academic arrested in Iran amid tanker tensions

Rûdaw - 2019-08-15 08:40
The reason for his arrest was not specified ...

Iran: A British – Iranian Researcher Arrested

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-08-15 02:01
Kameel Ahmady, Iranian Kurdish author and social researcher, was arrested by security forces in Tehran on Sunday, August 10. His home and car were searched by security guards in three occasions on… The post Iran: A British – Iranian Researcher Arrested a ...

Conviction of three Kurdish citizens in Urmia and Sanandaj

Kurdpa - 2019-08-13 16:56
Kurdpa Agency: Three Kurdish citizens were sentenced to imprisonment by the Iranian judiciary in the cities of Urmia and Sanandaj. ...

Another kolbar killed in East Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-08-13 09:43
The security forces of the Iranian regime have shot another kolbar at the border with South Kurdistan near the city of Shino. ...

Kurdish Political Prisoners Pressured by Interrogators to Accept Murder Charge

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-08-13 02:01
Two Kurdish political prisoners, Mohammad (Esmat) Salahshour and Shaker Behrouzi, are being pressured to confess to killing a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC). The two prisoners were transferred from… The post Kurdish Political Pris ...

KRG trying to halt Turkish strikes, Iranian shelling: Masoud Bar

Rûdaw - 2019-08-12 18:58

Kurdish-Iranian Detained On Australia's Manus Island Wins Biography Prize

Rferl - 2019-08-12 10:57

Kurdish-Iranian Behrouz Boochani wins Australian biography prize | Australia News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-08-12 09:54

Kurdish-Iranian writer Behrouz Boochani accepts Australia's National Biography award over WhatsApp from Manus Island prison - The National

Thenational - 2019-08-12 09:09

Iranian Kurdish musician wins prestigious award

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-09 17:04

Iran sentences 6 Kurdish villagers for "supporting PJAK"

ANF - 2019-08-09 12:42
Villagers who had been detained by Iranian forces in the Sile village of Rojhilat’s Hawraman district last year were issued prison sentences by an Iranian court. ...

A Kolbar Killed by Iranian Border Guards

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-08-09 02:00
A 25-year-old Kolbar “Fakher Abdollahi” was killed by direct shooting of Iranian border guards in the border area of Piranshahr on August 07. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that, more… The post A Kolbar Killed by Iranian Border Guards ...

Kolbar killed in Piranshar

ANF - 2019-08-08 12:18
Iranian soldiers opened fire on a group of kolbars in piranshar. One kolbar lost his life in the attack, and 20 of the kolbars’ horses were killed. ...

Body of young man killed by Iranian forces not given to family

ANF - 2019-08-06 12:30
Body of Hasem Tilaver, who was killed by Iranian forces at border, has not been given to his family for 5 days. ...

Secretary-General of the KIU receives the new Iranian consul

Kurdiu - 2019-08-05 18:29

Iranian military deployment to Deir ez-Zor continues

ANF - 2019-08-05 13:02
Iran’s military deployment to the areas held by the Syrian regime forces in Deir ez-Zor region continues. ...

Israel to Continue Airstrikes on Iranian Targets in Iraq: Report

Gulan Media - 2019-08-03 00:37

US imposes sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif

Gulan Media - 2019-08-01 17:42

Iranian Border Guards Continue to Target Kurdish Porters

Gulan Media - 2019-08-01 17:42

Israel attacks Iranian targets in Iraq

Gulan Media - 2019-08-01 17:42

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