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Kurdish Porter Freezes to Death in Border Area

BAS News - 2018-12-12 12:58
ERBIL — Freezing cold temperatures in the mountainous areas on the border between Kurdistan Region and Iranian Kurdistan took the life of a Kurdish porter, according to Hangaw Organization for Human Rights. The monitoring group identified the victim as “ ...

Iran Executes Another Kurd on Human Rights Day

BAS News - 2018-12-10 13:37
ERBIL — Iranian judicial authorities executed another Kurdish citizen on Monday (10th December), the day marked internationally as the Human Rights Day. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights identified the man as “Younis Azizi” from Naqadeh. He was hanged ...

Iran: 65 Kurdish Porters Killed in 2018

BAS News - 2018-12-10 10:22
ERBIL — At least 65 Kurdish porters (also known as Kolbar) have been killed since January this year by Iranian border guards, according to a monitoring group which has also recorded 148 porters being injured. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights revealed ...

IS Attacks Hashd al-Shaabi in Diyala

BAS News - 2018-12-10 10:22
ERBIL — Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi came under another attack by the Islamic State (IS) overnight Sunday in Diyala province. The attack was carried out on Hashd al-Shaabi’s 110 Brigade which consists of Kurdish Fayli locals of Khan ...

Police Arrests Man over Suspicious Death of Kurdish Filmmaker in Iran

BAS News - 2018-12-09 14:30
ERBIL — Iranian police forces announced on Sunday the arrest of a man who is suspected of having links to the death of Kurdish filmmaker Rahim Zabihi. Deputy Chief of Police in Kurdistan Province, Abdullah Fathi, told reporters that the man will appear i ...

Iran Detains 10 Suspects over Chabahar Bombing

BAS News - 2018-12-09 14:04
ERBIL — The Iranian security forces said on Sunday that they have detained 10 people who are suspected of having links to the car bomb attack earlier the week in south of Iran. “Good clues have been obtained, and hopefully with the public’s cooperation . ...

Magnitude 4.6 Earthquake Shakes Iranian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-12-09 09:07
ERBIL — Another earthquake hit the Kurdish areas of Sarpol-e Zahab and Qasre Shirin in Kermanshah province, west of Iran. According to Iranian media reports, the quake, measured at 4.6 on Richter scale, occurred at around 06:45 local time in the morning. ...

Well-known Kurdish Filmmaker Killed in Road Accident in Iran

BAS News - 2018-12-08 08:58
ERBIL — Reputable Iranian Kurdish filmmaker Rahim Zabihi lost his life on Friday in a road accident near Bana city in Kurdistan province. According local reports, Zabihi’s vehicle lost control, turned over and then caught fire. Zabihi’s brother, Kaiwan, ...

Turkey briefly detains Iranian Kurdish singer Yalda Abbasi

E-Kurd - 2018-12-07 17:32
ISTANBUL,— Iranian-Kurdish singer Yalda Abbasi was arrested by Turkish authorities Thursday night at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, according to reports. She had traveled to Turkey to participate in events celebrating the Mesopotamia Cultural Center’s 27th ...

Iraq Seeks a 2-Year Waiver from US to Continue Importing Iranian Gas

BAS News - 2018-12-07 16:58
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is asking the United State for an extension to the waiver over purchasing gas from neighboring Iran. Earlier in November following the imposition of the US sanctions agains Iran, Washington gave Baghdad 45 days exemption to c ...

Iranian Kurdish Singer Arrested in Turkey's Istanbul

BAS News - 2018-12-06 23:09
ERBIL - An Iranian Kurdish singer was arrested on Thursday in Turkey's Istanbul Ataturk International Airport, a report said. Yalda Abbasi, who had been in the country before a few times, was in Turkey to perform at a cultural event during the weekend, a ...

Kurdish Porters Gunned Down by Iranian Forces

BAS News - 2018-12-06 11:12
ERBIL — Another Kurdish porter (also known as Kolber) has been shot dead by the Iranian border guards on the western borders of the country, a monitoring group said. “Abdulqader Salehiyan, 35, was injured two days earlier while carrying goods over the bo ...

Iran guards kill, injure two Kurdish border couriers: Hengaw

The Kurdish Project - 2018-12-06 09:28
Iranian border guards targeted a group of Kurdish border couriers, killing one and injuring another, a human rights group said on Friday. The post Iran guards kill, injure two Kurdish border couriers: Hengaw appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Shooting at Wedding Kills, Wounds 20 in Iran’s Kermanshah

BAS News - 2018-12-06 09:24
ERBIL — At least 20 people were killed or injured after a man opened fire at the people celebrating at a wedding party on Wednesday in Iranian Kurdish province of Kermanshah. Media reports stated that two people had a quarrel at the party before one of t ...

Iranian President Again Threatens to Cut off Gulf Oil Exports

BAS News - 2018-12-05 09:59
ERBIL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has once again threatened to disrupt other country’s oil exports through the Gulf if the US presses to halt Iranian oil exports. “America should know... it is not capable of preventing the export of Iran’s oil,” R ...

Ten Kurdish Porters Killed in November by Iranian Forces: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-12-03 10:29
ERBIL — At least 10 Kurdish porters have lost their lives after being shot by Iranian border guards in the month of November alone, according to Hangaw Organization for Human Rights. Two porters were gunned down in Kermnashah province, whereas three othe ...

Landmine Explosion Wounds Two in Iranian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-12-02 15:09
ERBIL — At least two Kurdish civilians were wounded after a landmine exploded in the mountainous border areas of Bana, Kurdistan province, in the western part of Iran. The incident happened on Sunday near Hangazhal village of Bana, according to Hangaw Or ...

Activist-Teacher Arrested in Iranian Kurdistan

Kurdpa - 2018-12-01 20:45
According to Kurdpa Press agancy, a Kurdish teacher was arrested on Saturday, November 24th, by Iranian agents. After Hamid Nirgize was arrested he was transported to a prison in Sanandaj. ...

A Teacher Arrested by the IRGC Intelligence Unit in Diwandareh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-12-01 02:01
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Intelligence Unit summoned a teacher from Diwandareh and transferred him to the IRGC detention centre in Sanandaj. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that the IRGC Intelligence Unit in Diwa ...

Iranian Forces Kill Kurdish Porter, Wound His Brother

BAS News - 2018-11-30 16:42
ERBIL — Another Kurdish porter (also known as Kolbar) was killed by the Iranian border guards on Thursday in the border areas between Iranian Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Region. The shooting reportedly took place near Piranshahr in Western Azerbaijan pro ...

Two Kolbars Wounded at the Border Areas of Sardasht and Orumiyeh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-30 02:01
Two Kolbars have been injured in the border areas of Sardasht and Orumiyeh during the past two days by direct shooting of the Iranian border guards. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that a Kolbar named Mamish Alizadeh from Orumiyeh ...

Diyala: Senior Hashd al-Shaabi Commander Killed in Bomb Explosion

BAS News - 2018-11-30 00:14
ERBIL - A senior commander of the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi was killed on Thursday in a bomb explosion in the Iraqi province of Diyala. Speaking to Baghdad Today, a local source explained that four of the commander's companions were also wounded in the ...

Earthquake Shakes KRG-Iran Border Areas

BAS News - 2018-11-29 23:01
ERBIL - Another earthquake hit the Iranian Kurdish province of Kirmanshan on Thursday evening, reports said. The 4.3 magnitude quake, according to the information BasNews has learned, occurred in the eastern city of Gailan at 16:16 Erbil time, with no re ...

Iranian Forces Kill Kurdish Porter, Injure Two

BAS News - 2018-11-29 12:28
ERBIL — At least one Kurdish porter (also known as Kolbar) was gunned down on Thursday by the Iranian border guards on the border between the Iranian Kurdish city of Bana and the Kurdistan Region. The victim was identified by Hangaw Organization for Huma ...

Kurdish Porter Injured by Iranian Border Guards

BAS News - 2018-11-28 09:20
ERBIL — Iranian border guards opened fire at a group of porters (also known as Kolbar) in the Kurdistan province, west of the country, wounding at least one. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights reported that the attack had taken place on the border area ...

Salahaddin Provincial Council Accuses Hashd al-Shaabi of Raiding Facility

BAS News - 2018-11-27 15:37
ERBIL - Salahaddin Provincial Council has accused the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias of raiding the facility, urging the Iraqi government to withdraw the Shi'ite forces from the province. "Today, a group belonging to the Hashd al-Shaabi, raided the ...

Another Earthquake Hits Iranian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-11-27 09:12
ERBIL — One more earthquake shook the Kurdish province of Kermanshah in western Iran on Tuesday. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the quake was measured at 4.3 on Richter scale. Its center is said to be around Qasr-e Shirin. No reports o ...

6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Iran-Iraq Border Areas

BAS News - 2018-11-25 18:55
ERBIL - A strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the Iranian Kurdistan in the border areas with Iraq on Sunday evening, the US Geological Survey said. USGS explained that the quake was at a depth of 65 kilometres (40 miles) and stroke 114 km northwest of Il ...

Continued Arrest of Kurdish Civil Activists in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-23 02:00
Mehraneh Moradi, a detained teacher and resident of Sanandaj, was temporarily released on bail after 40 days while her husband, Karim Asghari, was arrested by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in Sanandaj only three days after her release. Kur ...

Six Hashd al-Shaabi Militiamen Killed by Unknown Armed Group in Diyala

BAS News - 2018-11-22 18:05
ERBIL - At least six pro-Iranian militiamen of Hashd al-Shaabi were killed on Thursday in an attack by unidentified armed men in the province of Diyala, a security source said. The source said in a statement that the unknown perpetrators raided a militar ...

Iraqi Hezebollah Accuses US of Helping IS Resurgence

BAS News - 2018-11-22 12:10
ERBIL — An Iranian-backed Shi’ite militia group of Iraq has once again accused the United States and its forces in the country of helping the re-emergence of the Islamic State (IS). The spokesperson of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah Brigades in Iraq, Jaafa ...

Two Kurdish Tradesmen Wounded by Shooting of Iranian Border Guards

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-22 02:01
The Iranian border guards in the border region of Chuman Baneh targeted a group of kolbars and tradesmen. As a result, two tradesmen were wounded. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Iranian border guards were targeted a group of ...

Two Kurds Executed in Iran

BAS News - 2018-11-20 13:04
ERBIL — Iranian authorities carried out on Sunday the death sentences of two Kurdish citizens in a prison in Brujerd, Lorestan province. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights identified the men as “Ruhollah Beiranvand” and “Saman Qaedirahmat”, from Brujer ...

A 15-year-old Kolbar Wounded by Shooting of Iranian Border Guards

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-20 02:00
A 15-year-old Kolbar was injured as a result of the shooting of the Sardasht border troops toward a caravan of Kolbars on Saturday morning. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that on Saturday, November 17, the border forces of the ...

Iranian Kurdish Fighters Kill, Injure 3 Iranian Soldiers

BAS News - 2018-11-19 12:22
ERBIL — A group of Iranian Kurdish fighters earlier this week carried out an attack against the Iranian soldiers near the country’s Kurdish city of Baneh, Kurdistan Province, killing and wounding three soldiers. According to a statement, the Zagros Eagle ...

Teenage Kurdish Porter “Severely” Injured by Iranian Forces

BAS News - 2018-11-17 11:44
ERBIL — Iranian border guards on Saturday opened fire at a group of Kurdish porters (Kolbar) on the border between Kurdistan Region and the Iranian Kurdish town of Sardasht, injuring at least one. In the shooting, Mehran Dehestani Rad, 15, was injured, a ...

A Teacher Summoned and Interrogated by IRGC in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-17 02:02
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) summoned and interrogated Eskandar Lotfi, a teacher and guild activist from Mariwan, regarding his guild activities at Sanandaj for several hours. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that th ...

A Kurdish Teacher Arrested by IRGC in Divandarreh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-17 02:02
On Monday 12 November 2018, a teacher from Divandarreh known as Omid Shahmohammadi was arrested and transferred to the detention centre of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Sanandaj. A reliable source in Divandarreh told Kurdistan Human Rights N ...

Teachers Hold the Second Round Of Sit-Ins At Schools Across Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-16 02:00
The second round of teachers’ sit-in, which began on November 13 across Iran including various cities and villages of Kurdistan, still continues despite the pressures and threats of Iranian security forces. Several Kurdish teachers participating in this s ...

Iraq Seeks US Approval on Exchanging Food for Iranian Gas: Official

BAS News - 2018-11-14 13:11
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is looking for possible methods in order to continue the purchase of gas and energy supplies from neighboring Iran under the US sanctions, among them is exchanging food for Iranian gas, according to officials from Baghdad. Ir ...

Iran’s Rouhani Says US Chose “the Wrong Path”

BAS News - 2018-11-14 13:11
ERBIL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani once again on Wednesday vowed that his country would defeat the US sanctions which are, as described by the president, the wrong path chosen by Washington. “The Americans will definitely be defeated in this path. ...
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