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Iranian Kurdistan: Kurdish Activist May Have Been Murdered By Death Squads

UNPO - 2020-07-01 08:30

UNPO: Iranian Kurdistan: Kurdish Activist May Have Been Murdered By Death Squads

UNPO - 2020-07-01 00:44

Iranian Kurdistan: Iranian Regime Executes Kurdish Political Prisioner Hedayat Abdullahpour

UNPO - 2020-06-25 16:20

UNPO: Iranian Kurdistan: Iranian Regime Executes Kurdish Political Prisioner Hedayat Abdullahpour

UNPO - 2020-06-25 06:10

250 Iranian Trucks Pass Through Iraqi Kurdistan Border Daily | Financial Tribune

Financialtribune - 2020-06-24 23:55

YRK: Iran launched a comprehensive operation in Eastern Kurdistan

ANF - 2020-06-23 15:13
YRK reports that Iranian troops have launched a comprehensive operation in the Meriwan-Diwandere-Sine triangle area in Eastern Kurdistan. The military activities are taking place in parallel to Turkey's air and ground invasion of Southern Kurdistan. ...

YRK reports increasing Iranian military activity at the border

ANF - 2020-06-21 19:36
The Eastern Kurdistan guerilla organization YRK reports strong concentrations of Iranian troops in the Iranian-Iraqi border area. ...

KMMK strongly condemns the Turkish and Iranian military attacks on KRG

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2020-06-21 18:37
KMMK strongly condemns the Turkish and Iranian military attacks on KRG, the Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq. The new attacks are the continuation of aggressive, inhumane and fascistic policies of these two governments against Kurdish people.Over the pas ...

Rudaw: Turkish airstrikes, Iranian artillery simultaneously pound Kurdistan Region border area

Justice for Kurds - 2020-06-18 00:09
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Iranian artillery shells and Turkish airstrikes simultaneously pounded the Haji Omaran area on the Kurdistan Region’s border with Iran on Tuesday, local officials have told Rudaw. No casualties as a result of the bombardment have ...

39 minutes ago Turkish airstrikes, Iranian artillery simultaneously pound Kurdistan Region border area

Rûdaw - 2020-06-16 13:01

UNPO: Iranian Kurdistan: Prominent Iranian Kurds Not Allowed To Run For Election

UNPO - 2020-06-09 20:26

KNK calls for the release of Zeynab Jalalian

ANF - 2020-06-09 03:36
The Women's Commission of the Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) calls for the release of Zeynab Jalalian from Iranian custody. The political prisoner is infected with COVID-19. ...

Three Kurdish Border Porters Wounded as a Result of Being Shot by Border Guards

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2020-05-31 02:01
Three Kurdish Border Porters –known as Kolbar- were wounded after being shot by the Iranian border guards in the border areas of Piranshahr city of West Azerbaijan province. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has… The post Three Kurdish Border Porters ...

Refugees not protected against coronavirus

ANF - 2020-05-26 09:57
The Turkish-Iranian border between Northern and Eastern Kurdistan represents an important route of escape from Iran and Afghanistan. ...

VOA News – Activists: Iraq’s Kurdish Region Becomes Less Safe for Iranian Dissidents

Justice for Kurds - 2020-05-16 14:00
WASHINGTON – Long hailed as a haven for minority groups, Iraq’s northern autonomous Kurdistan region has turned into treacherous territory for many Iranian dissidents and refugees escaping persecution from Iranian authorities, rights activists say. The mo ...

UNPO: Iranian Kurdistan: Strikes After Bombing of PDKI Headquarters

UNPO - 2020-05-13 02:29

Close to $4 billion in Iranian exports to Iraq move through Kurdistan Region: Iran customs

Gulan Media - 2020-05-10 22:41

UNPO: Iranian Kurdistan: Human Rights Organization Celebrates Anniversary

UNPO - 2020-05-06 18:02

Kurdish rebels clash with Revolutionary guards in Iranian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2020-05-06 06:36
SINE, Iranian Kurdistan,— In the clashes erupted in Divandarreh region in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) on Tuesday, a number of Iran’s Islamic revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces and some members of an unidentified armed group were killed, Tasnim news ag ...

Iranian forces kill two more kolbars in border area

ANF - 2020-05-04 07:54
Kolbars live from carrying loads across the dangerous borders in Kurdistan taking dangerous routes to earn their living through trade between Northern, Southern and Eastern Kurdistan. ...

Two Iranian Border Crossings Resume Trade With Iraqi Kurdistan | Financial Tribune

Financialtribune - 2020-04-29 22:39

UNPO: Iranian Kurdistan: Kurdish Identity and Culture Inferiorized

UNPO - 2020-04-23 09:38

Second Kurdish prisoner from Saqqez breakout executed in Iran

E-Kurd - 2020-04-22 01:34
SAQQEZ, Iranian Kurdistan,— Another Kurdish prisoner who escaped from Saqqez prison in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) last month was executed after he was recaptured by the Iranian security forces, Hengaw Organization for Human Rights said on Tuesday. “Shay ...

Iranian Kurdistan: the Plight of the Kolbars

UNPO - 2020-04-21 09:16

UNPO: Iranian Kurdistan: the Plight of the Kolbars

UNPO - 2020-04-21 00:31

UNPO: Iranian Kurdistan: PDKI and KDP-I to re-unite after 10 years

UNPO - 2020-04-19 12:21

Clarifying statement from KRG Directorate of Media & Information

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2020-04-18 22:09
Unfortunately, Iranian website ‘Bulletin News’ has been spread false news targeted against the Kurdistan Region, which are far from the truth. Their recent publication depicts of an made-up article stating that the United States, supported by President Ba ...

UNPO: Coronavirus: Doctors in Iranian Kurdistan punished for contradicting authorities

UNPO - 2020-04-16 17:35

700-800 Trucks Carry Iranian Goods to Iraqi Kurdistan Daily | Financial Tribune

Financialtribune - 2020-04-16 06:45

Escaped Kurdish political prisoner executed in Iran after deportation from Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2020-04-12 01:50
SAQQEZ, Iranian Kurdistan,— The escaped Kurdish political prisoner Mustafa Salimi was executed in Iran after being deported from Iraqi Kurdistan Region back to Iran, Hengaw organization for Human Rights said on Saturday. Convicted of belonging to a proscr ...

KMMK urges KRG to respond to the extradition of Mustafa Salimi to Iran

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2020-04-12 00:55
KMMK: KMMK strongly condemned the extradition of political prisoner, Mustafa Salimi, by the KRG to the Iranian Government and urges the authorities in the autonomous Kurdistan region to respond. Mustafa Salim has been sentenced to death and has spent the ...

COVID-19 in Iranian Kurdistan: PDKI Releases Letter Calling for Effective Support to the Most Affected Provinces

UNPO - 2020-04-09 21:24

Body discovered at Turkish-Iranian border

ANF - 2020-04-06 15:52
Yet another body of a refugee has been discovered at the Turkish-Iranian border between Northern and Eastern Kurdistan. ...

At least 2,000 Iranian Kurdish civilians and activists were arrested from 21 March 2019 to 21 March 2020

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2020-04-02 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): At least 2,000 Iranian Kurdish civilians and activists were arrested from 21 March 2019 to 21 March 2020, in the provinces of Kurdistan, West Azerbaijan, Ilam and… The post At least 2,000 Iranian Kurdish civilians an ...

Iran says 54 inmates at large after mass jail break in Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2020-03-30 20:35
TEHRAN, Iran,— Iranian security forces are searching for 54 escaped inmates following a prison break over which four guards were arrested, Iran’s state news agency reported on Sunday. “Some prison guards were summoned and four of them were arrested and ot ...

Eastern Kurdistan has the highest coronavirus death rate in Iran

E-Kurd - 2020-03-30 20:35
MAHABAD, Iranian Kurdistan,— Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat), the Kurdish region in western Iran, has seen 51 deaths with a total of 404 confirmed cases of the new strain of coronavirus, which has wreaked havoc across Iran. As of Monday midday, 2,757 people ...

At least 70 inmates escape from Saqqez prison in Iranian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2020-03-29 00:26
SAQQEZ, Iranian Kurdistan,— Around 70 inmates escaped Saqqez prison in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat), western Iran, after a riot erupted on Friday evening, according the state run IRNA news outlet. Iran has become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic ...

Coronavirus in Iranian Kurdistan: Poor supply situation and lack of trust

E-Kurd - 2020-03-27 11:12
Dr. Kamal Sido | Ekurd.net Society for threatened peoples – Problematic medical infrastructure in Kurdish areas – Authorities said to have transported medicines, disinfectants, and protective masks to Tehran – Curfews and quarantine measures would overbur ...

UNPO: COVID-19 in Iranian Kurdistan: PDKI Releases Letter Calling for Effective Support to the Most Affected Provinces

UNPO - 2020-03-17 20:22

Iranian Kurdish paralympic powerlifting champion Siamand Rahman dies at 31

E-Kurd - 2020-03-03 00:07
TEHRAN,— Kurdish powerlifter Siamand Rahman, who was born and raised in the Kurdish town of Shno in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat), northwest Iran, died of a cardiac arrest on Sunday. He won gold medals at the 2012 summer Paralympics in London, 2016 summer ...

No help for earthquake victims in Van

ANF - 2020-03-02 18:32
Many days have passed since the earthquake in the Turkish-Iranian border region. The affected villages in the northern Kurdistan province of Van still do not receive sufficient support. ...

Iran : les femmes porteuses contraintes de partir à la montagne pour nourrir leurs enfants @LoisTelli

L'Important - 2020-02-27 19:38
Iranian newspapers headlined the significant increase in the number of porter women in the border villages of Kurdistan, West Azerbaijan and Kermanshah ...

Stray dogs find home at Bashdar animal shelter in Iranian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2020-02-26 19:53
BOKAN, Iranian Kurdistan,— Bashdar animal shelter near the Kurdish city of Bokan, Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat), houses over 600 stray dogs – and counting. Stray dogs are seen locally as dirty and dangerous and are often mistreated by passers by, but volun ...

Earthquake in Turkish Kurdistan kills at least 9, injures many in Iranian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2020-02-23 19:47
VAN, Turkey Kurdistan,— At least nine people were killed and more than 30 injured in Turkey’s Kurdish region (Bakur) after a magnitude-5.7 earthquake struck Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) on Sunday morning, Turkey’s interior minister said. The quake, center ...

Attack by Iranian forces kills a kolbar, injured nine others

ANF - 2020-02-17 13:29
In an attack by Iranian security forces on kolbars on the Iranian border between Eastern and Southern Kurdistan, one kolbar was killed and nine others were injured. ...

Iranian Kurdish Komala party hires law firm to lobby Trump administration

E-Kurd - 2020-02-06 17:04
WASHINGTON,— An Iranian Kurdish armed group has hired a new lobbyist to reach out to the Donald Trump administration. The Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan hired Washington law firm the Cogent Law Group in December to “promote and develop cooperative rela ...

Al-Monitor, Iraqi Kurdistan president: ‘We are not scared of Iran, but we respect Iran’

Justice for Kurds - 2020-01-20 20:54
The assassination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in a Jan. 3 drone strike carried out by the United States sent shock waves throughout the region. Those who argued that Tehran would take its time to re ...

Opinion: comment un Kurdistan indépendant peut contenir l'Iran @mutludc

L'Important - 2020-01-17 09:43
The death of Iranian Quds Force Gen. Qassem Soleimani placed the entire Middle East, if not the world, on edge. Iran’s recently growing stronghold only demonstrates that it is time for the United States to support an option that will counter I ...

Kurdistan Human Rights Association: We demand prosecution from the Iranian government

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2020-01-12 00:42
KMMK: On Wednesday, January 8, a Ukrainian passenger plane in Tehran was shot down by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s air defense, killing 178 people. The Islamic Republic of Iran initially declared the plane crash to be a technical failure. Finally, due t ...

Earthquake Hits Kurdistan Region-Iran Border

BAS News - 2020-01-09 14:36
ERBIL — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit the border areas between Kurdistan Region and Iran on Thursday. According United States Geological Survey (USGC) live map, the earthquake center was near Iranian Kurdish town of Sar Pole Zahab, with a depth of 7.7 k ...

Iraq to Summon Iranian Ambassador over Missile Attack

BAS News - 2020-01-09 00:36
ERBIL - Iraq's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected Iran's missile attack on the US bases in Anbar province and Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil, planning to summon the country's ambassador over the incident. "The foreign ministry rejects these attac ...

Iran Attacks U.S. Forces, Then Both Sides Stand Down

NewYorker - 2020-01-08 21:54
Robin Wright on Iran’s ballistic-missile attack on U.S. positions at the Ain al-Assad base, near Baghdad, and at Erbil, in northern Kurdistan, in retaliation for a U.S. drone attack in Iraq that killed the Iranian general Qassem Suleimani. ...

The Jerusalem Post – Israel News: Iran and US tensions put Kurdistan region in difficult position

Justice for Kurds - 2020-01-08 18:08
The Kurdistan Regional Government is concerned that US-Iran tensions could result in a renewed rise of ISIS. Iranian consulates in the autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq held events to mourn Qasem Soleimani on Sunday. In both Erbil, the capital of the Ku ...

Iraqi President, Speaker Denounce Iran Missile Attack on US Bases

BAS News - 2020-01-08 17:23
ERBIL - Iraqi President Barham Salih and Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi have denounced Iran's missile attack on the US bases in Anbar province and Kurdistan Region's Erbil capital. "We denounce the Iranian missile bombing that hit the military in ...

Iran missiles target U.S. bases in Iraq and Kurdistan, no casualties

E-Kurd - 2020-01-08 11:39
BAGHDAD,— Iran launched missiles at U.S.-led forces in Iraq and Kurdistan Region early on Wednesday, retaliating for the U.S. drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing last week stoked fears of a new Middle East war. Iranian state television said ...

No Casualties in Iran Missile Strike on US Base in Erbil: Ministry

BAS News - 2020-01-08 09:07
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Interior said there were no casualties in the Iranian missile attack on a base housing US forces in Erbil. Early hours on Wednesday, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) fired multiple missiles targeting ...

UK Condemns Iran’s Missile Strike on Bases in Iraq, Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2020-01-08 09:07
ERBIL — The United Kingdom has condemned the Iranian missile attack on Iraqi military bases housing US and Coalition forces in Anbar and Erbil. “We condemn this attack on Iraqi military bases hosting Coalition - including British - forces,” Foreign Secre ...

RUDAW: How should the Kurdistan Region respond to US-Iran crisis?

Justice for Kurds - 2020-01-08 08:44
Early Friday morning, the United States carried out a drone strike in Baghdad, killing Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani and deputy head of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. The move shocked the world and has spark ...

Iran Missile Attack Strike US Bases in Iraq, Kurdistan

BAS News - 2020-01-08 07:54
ERBIL — Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) fired multiple missiles on military bases housing US and Coalition forces in Kurdistan Region’s Erbil and Iraq’s Anbar province. IRGC confirmed in a statement cited by Iranian news agencies that th ...

PM Barzani, US Secretary of State Discuss Iranian Strikes

BAS News - 2020-01-08 07:54
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minsiter Masrour Barzani received a phone call form US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo early morning on Wednesday following the Iranian missile strikes on US bases in Erbil and Anbar. “In my telephone call this morning with ...

Trump on Iranian Strikes: All is Well

BAS News - 2020-01-08 07:54
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump commented on the Iranian missile strikes on US bases in Erbil and Anbar, saying “all is well”. Early hours on Wednesday, Iran’s IRGC fired multiple missiles at US bases in Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil and al-Assad ai ...

Iran executes 52 ethnic Kurds in 2019: watchdog

E-Kurd - 2020-01-08 03:01
SNE, Iranian Kurdistan,— The Iranian authorities executed 52 Kurds in the country’s prisons in 2019, a human rights advocacy group said on Monday. Hengaw Organization, which monitors human rights abuses in the Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat), said in a state ...

Kurdish parties participate in Qassem Soleimani memorial in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2020-01-08 03:00
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish party officials in Iraqi Kurdistan Region on Sunday participated in a memorial to commemorate Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, killed in a US airstrike on Friday. On Friday, US airstrikes killed both Gen. So ...

Chevron pulls oil workers from Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2020-01-08 03:00
HOUSTON,— Chevron Corp removed its expatriate staff operating in northern Iraq as a security precaution, a spokeswoman said on Monday, joining other oil companies pulling staff following the U.S. killing of an Iranian general in the country. U.S. official ...

Two Kurdish Border Porters Wounded in Khoy

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2020-01-08 02:54
The Iranian border guards directly targeted a group of Kurdish border porters -known Kolbars- at Baljuk village of Khoy on 5 January and injured two Kolbars, local sources told the Kurdistan Human… The post Two Kurdish Border Porters Wounded in Khoy appea ...

Iran Revolutionary Guard Fires Missiles at U.S. Military Base in Iraq

Newsweek - 2020-01-08 01:43
Iraq's Ayn al-Asad Air Base and at least one site in Kurdistan's Erbil were hit by Iranian cruise missiles and short-range ballistic missiles launched from within the neighboring Islamic Republic, Newsweek has learned. ...

KHRN Uncovers Child Abuse, Torture, Murder of Civilians in Marivan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2020-01-02 03:18
Iranian security and military authorities have resorted to widespread suppression, violence against civilians, torture, murder and even sexually abusing children. following the November protests shook several Iranian cities. According to the Kurdistan… T ...

76 Iranian Kurdish cross-border porters died in 2019: watchdog

E-Kurd - 2020-01-01 16:05
SNE, Iranian Kurdistan,— Seventy-six Kurdish Kolbars (porters) and workers died along the Iranian border in 2019, a human rights watchdog said on Tuesday. Fifty of those were shot and killed by Iranian security forces, according to Hengaw, which closely ...

Two kolbars injured in Iranian-Iraqi border area

ANF - 2019-12-24 21:06
The Iranian regime continues to take brutal action against Kurdish kolbars. At least one border trader or porter loses his life in the border area between South, East and North Kurdistan per day. ...

Erbil Police Arrests Two Members of Drugs Band

BAS News - 2019-12-23 22:25
ERBIL - Police forces in Erbil announced on Monday the arrest of two members of a drugs band in the Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil. The Anti-Drug Directorate in Erbil said in a statement that the police forces managed on Sunday to arrest two Iranian pe ...

New Wave of Arrests in Kermanshah

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-22 02:06
The Iranian security forces arrested two cultural activists in Kermanshah, sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Fouad Mozaffari, a poet, and Farzad Safareh, a writer, were detained on 18 December… The post New Wave of Arrests in Kerman ...

Barzani Sends Condolences over Death of Teenage Kurdish Porters

BAS News - 2019-12-21 13:44
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the leader of ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Saturday conveyed condolences over the “tragic” death of two young Kurdish porters in Iranian Kurdistan. Farhad Khosravi, 14, and Azad Khosravi ...

PICTURE: 14-Year-Old Kurdish Porter Found Frozen Dead on Iran Border

BAS News - 2019-12-21 10:01
ERBIL — After four days of searching the snowy mountains of Iranian Kurdistan, villagers found the frozen body of Farhad Khosravi, a 14-year-old Kurdish porter. Khosravi went missing earlier this week. He was carrying goods with his 17-year-old brother b ...

Rudaw: A new wave of arrests sweeps Kurdish province of Kermanshah in Iran

Justice for Kurds - 2019-12-20 20:16
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iranian security forces have launched a new wave of arrests in the Kurdish province of Kermanshah. Around half a dozen cultural and civil rights activists have been detained in recent days, and a senior police officer admitted on ...

14-Year-Old Kurdish Porter Missing after Border Avalanche in Iran

BAS News - 2019-12-19 13:37
ERBIL — A Kurdish teenage porter has gone missing for the past three days after hit by a massive avalanche on the border between Iranian Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Region. Farhad Khosravi, 14, was carrying goods over the border with his older brother an ...

Kurdistan President, Iranian Consul General Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-12-16 00:52
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received on Sunday the new Iranian Consul General in Erbil, Nasrollah Rashnoudi. During the meeting, Barzani congratulated Rashnoudi on his new mission in the Kurdistan Region, wishing him success. The ...

Iraqi Kurdish family drugged, burned in Iranian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-12-10 15:15
URMIYE, Iranian Kurdistan,— A woman from Halabja in Iraqi Kurdistan who was drugged and burned in Iran alongside her husband and mother died on Tuesday, NRT TV reported. The woman traveled to Urmia in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) last week along with her ...

Barzani Offers Condolences after Several Iranian Kurds Killed in Blast

BAS News - 2019-12-06 18:25
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has offered condolences after several Kurdish people were killed in a blast at a wedding party in Iran's Saqiz. Overnight on Thursday, a gas cylinder went off ...

Gas explosion in Iranian Kurdistan kills at least 11, injures dozens

E-Kurd - 2019-12-06 16:41
SEQIZ, Iranian Kurdistan,— At least 11 people were killed and dozens were injured in a gas explosion in Iran’s western Kurdistan province (Iranian Kurdistan, Rojhelat) on Thursday, the country’s semi-official Mehr news agency quoted a provincial emergenc ...

Over 100 Activists Summoned to Intelligence Offices in Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-05 02:03
The Iranian intelligence offices have summoned more than 100 activists in the cities of Javanrud, Ravansar, Kermanshah, Kamyaran, Marivan, Saqqez and Sanandaj, local soruces told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). As… The post Over 100 Activists ...

Kurdistan Human Rights Network: Latest news from mass protests in Iranian Kurdistan

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-27 03:54
During the recent protests in the Kurdish cities in Iran against the rise in petrol prices, many civilians were injured by firearms and undercover officers. Many of casualties are being treated at home rather than being hospitalized for fear of being iden ...

Latest news from mass protests in Iranian Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-11-27 02:01
During the recent protests in the Kurdish cities in Iran against the rise in petrol prices, many civilians were injured by firearms and undercover officers. Many of casualties are being treated at… The post Latest news from mass protests in Iranian Kurdi ...

Gathering in Erbil Decries Killing of Protesters in Iran

BAS News - 2019-11-24 15:01
ERBIL — A large number of Iranian Kurds living in Kurdistan Region, activists, and several local organizations held a gathering on Sunday outside the UN Office in Erbil to condemn the violent response by the Iranian government to protests across the coun ...

Iranian Kurdish KDPI party says a deal with Tehran is not ‘impossible’

E-Kurd - 2019-11-18 13:28
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An agreement between Iran and the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP-Iran) is not “impossible”, the party’s leader said, as protests against fuel price hike hit the country. Former General-Secretary of the par ...

Iranian Kurdistan Protest Death Toll Raises to 26 Killed

BAS News - 2019-11-17 15:37
ERBIL — At least 26 Kurdish protesters in Iran have been killed since Friday when massive demonstrations began across the country in reaction to government’s petrol price increase. According Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, a total of 147 Kurdish pr ...

One killed, Five injured in Kurdistan as Protests Erupt Following Skyrocketing Petrol Prices

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-11-17 02:00
One protester was killed and five others were injured in Marivan during protests against the decision of the Iranian authorities to increase petrol price, sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).… The post One killed, Five injured in Kurdi ...

[WATCH]: Protests in Iranian Kurdistan as Fuel Price Tripled

BAS News - 2019-11-16 12:49
ERBIL - Joining other major cities in the country, people in the Iranian Kurdistan have been taking to the streets as fuel prices have been tripled by the government. Local media reports said on Saturday that people in the areas of Kermanshah, Sanandaj, ...

Kurdish Porter Shot Dead by Iranian Border Guards

BAS News - 2019-11-14 15:04
ERBIL — Iranian border guards on Thursday killed a Kurdish porter (commonly known as Kolbar) in the border areas between Iranian Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Region. Kamaran Bayanak, 24, was shot dead after the Iranian forces opened fire at a group of por ...

Iranian Forces Open Fire Kurdish Border Porters, Three Wounded

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-11-14 02:02
The Iranian checkpoints forces in Kurdistan opened fire at the Kurdish Kurdish border porters –known as Kolbar- of which three of the Kolbars were wounded, local sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network… The post Iranian Forces Open Fire Kurdish B ...

Two Kurdish Porters Injured by Iranian Border Guards

BAS News - 2019-11-09 10:37
ERBIL — Two young Kurdish porters were injured by Iranian border guards on Saturday in the border areas between Iranian Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Region. A medical source from Kurdistan Region’s Qaladize said the men were taken to a hospital in the cit ...

Ancient 70-Mile-Long Wall Found in Iranian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-11-07 13:23
ERBIL — Archeologist discovered an ancient wall, which extends for about 71 miles (115 kilometers), in the Iranian Kurdish town of Sar Pol-e Zahab, west of Iran. The structure runs north-south from the Bamu Mountains in the north to an area near Zhaw Mar ...

Iranian Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Shiraz Keeps Political Activist Detained

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-10-30 02:01
A Yasuj-based political activist is “still” being questioned at the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Shiraz known as the No.1 Detention Center,” a source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Mohammad… The post Iranian Ministry of Intel ...

Kurdish Tradesman Killed in Anti-Smuggling Police Chase in Javanrood

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-10-26 02:00
Iranian Anti-Smuggling officers chased a vehicle belonging to a tradesman in Javanrood on 23 October who led up to his death, a local source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Local tradesman… The post Kurdish Tradesman Killed in Anti-Smuggl ...

Iranian Kurdistan: Kurdish Protesters Take to the Streets in Solidarity against Turkish Offensive

UNPO - 2019-10-16 06:09

Two Border Porters Killed, Two Injured in Piranshahr, Paveh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-10-16 02:10
Iranian border guards have shot dead two Kurdish border porters, known as Kolbar, and wounded two other Kolbars in Kotran Ghandil on October 14, local sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network… The post Two Border Porters Killed, Two Injured in Pir ...

UNPO: Iranian Kurdistan: Kurdish Protesters Take to the Streets in Solidarity against Turkish Offensive

UNPO - 2019-10-15 15:26

President Nechirvan Barzani Meets with the Iranian Ambassador to Iraq

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-08 23:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 03 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Iraq, Mr. Iraj Masjedi. During the meeting, both sides discussed the relations of the Islamic Republic of Iran with Iraq and t ...

Iraqi Militias Seize Christian Lands in Nineveh Plains: MP

BAS News - 2019-10-06 10:49
ERBIL - The pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias have seized the lands belonging to the Christians in the Nineveh Plains, said an MP at the Kurdistan Region Parliament on Sunday. MP Fareed Ya'qub said in a statement that the Christians have been prevente ...

Kurdish Iranian Refugee Killed by Husband in Turkey

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-10-04 03:06
An Iranian Kurdish refugee was killed by her Kurdish husband on “the pretext of defending his honor,” a source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). According to the source, the family… The post Kurdish Iranian Refugee Killed by Husband in Turk ...

Kurdistan President, Iranian Envoy Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-10-04 00:26
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received on Thursday the Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi in capital Erbil. Barzani and Masjedi exchanged views on the ties between Iran, Iraq, and the Kurdistan Region, including the latest pol ...
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