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The Kurdish question and the day after the Istanbul rerun | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-06-20 02:14

Iraq Kurdish Region Gets New President, Opposition Boycotts | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-06-20 00:14

Barzani, Iraqi Delegation Discuss Politics, Security in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-06-19 21:21
ERBIL - Prominent Kurdish leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Wednesday a delegation from the Iraqi Islamic Party to discuss the security and politics in Iraq. During the meeting, Barzani, who is also the Pres ...

Barzani, Emir of Kuwait Speak over the Phone

BAS News - 2019-06-19 17:04
ERBIL — Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani and Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait, held a phone conversation on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments and Erbil-Kuwait ties. The Kuwaiti leader welcomed the progress in the relati ...

Cork singer Hilary Bow's new song inspired by Kurdish refugees releasing on World Refugee Day - Independent.ie

Independent - 2019-06-19 16:23

Trump appoints a Kurdish from Erbil as ambassador to America in Portugal

Waar Media - 2019-06-19 15:44
WAAR_DUHOK The White House announced the appointment of the Kurdish politician Heroo Kader Mohammad Amin Mustafa as US ambassador to Portugal. Heroo has held several diplomatic positions in the US government and worked at the United States Embassy in Por ...

In a Kurdish village, wolves and sheep live in domestic harmony

Rûdaw - 2019-06-19 15:27

Kurdish Man Commits Suicide after Racist Refusal of Love

BAS News - 2019-06-19 13:51
ERBIL — A Kurdish man in Turkey’s Istanbul committed suicide on Monday evening, citing discrimination for being a Kurd in Turkey. Ibrahim Layik, jumped from the departure floor of Istanbul International Airport and landed over the Arrival level with seve ...

Kurdish filmmakers demand support for cinema in South Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-06-19 12:32
Kurdish filmmakers, who want to develop Kurdish cinema and increase the audience in the movie theaters in Başur Kurdistan, have focused on their work this year. ...

Kurdish youth to realize Real Madrid football dreams

Rûdaw - 2019-06-19 12:14

Thousands of ISIS sleepers are on the loose and could attack UK at any time warns Kurdish commander – The Sun

Thesun - 2019-06-19 12:14

Trump intends to appoint Kurdish woman as Ambassador to Bulgaria

Rûdaw - 2019-06-19 12:14

A Destined Friendship

The Kurdish Project - 2019-06-19 12:12
The story below was written by Bahman Ghobadi, an acclaimed Kurdish filmmaker and a collaborator with the Kurdish project. A Destined Friendship: How the Kurdish Cause United Me with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters The post A Destined Friendship appeared first ...

KCK Karasu: Go to the polls to defeat the AKP-MHP in Istanbul!

ANF - 2019-06-19 11:31
KCK Mustafa Karasu: The problem is not Imamoglu or the CHP. The problem is to make the AKP-MHP, who is an enemy of Kurdish and pursue a policy of Kurdish genocide, lose. ...

Istanbul challenger gets critical Kurdish backing before revote - The Hour

Thehour - 2019-06-19 06:19

Jailed pro-Kurdish leader Demirtas throws weight behind opposition Istanbul candidate | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-06-19 06:10

IS Claims Responsibility for Recent Attacks on SDF

BAS News - 2019-06-19 01:27
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the recent attacks against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria. Last Saturday, a bomb explosion targeted the industrial Faculty Square near the al-Tala'esh Square in the al ...

Trump Shows Intent to Appoint Kurdish Diplomat to Embassy in Bulgaria

BAS News - 2019-06-19 01:27
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has showed intent to nominate a Kurdish diplomat as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Bulgaria. Trump's announcement on Tuesday was part of the appointment of individuals to key Administrati ...

The Case for “Re-opening” Turkey-Rojava Dialogue

Washington Kurdish Institute - 2019-06-19 01:21

Kurdistan’s Weekly Brief June 18, 2019

Washington Kurdish Institute - 2019-06-19 01:21

Explosion Hits Kurdish Police Headquarters in Qamishli - Syria Direct

Syriadirect - 2019-06-18 23:37

Kurdish population significantly reduced in disputed territories since October 2017: Official

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-18 23:37

Kurdish security guard at Istanbul Airport commits suicide, cites racism

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-18 19:56

13 Kurdish neighborhoods face Kirkuk revamp exclusion

Rûdaw - 2019-06-18 17:40
Governor Jabouri initially gave his word that reconstruction projects would take place in the Kurdish neighborhoods. ...

Barzani Receives UN Special Team Probing IS Crimes, Expresses Full Support

BAS News - 2019-06-18 16:02
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader Masoud Barzani received on Tuesday the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Islamic State (UNITAD) in Erbil to discuss the investigations as well as Kurdistan Region’s support to the pro ...

Kurdistan Sends Crew to Fight Fire in Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-18 14:10
ERBIL — Kurdish firefighters were dispatched urgently after Iranian officials at the KRG-Iran border crossing called for help to extinguish a massive fire on a truck. On Tuesday morning, Kurdish authorities at Haji Omaran border crossing opened the gates ...

Group of female activists in media call on Kurdish PM-designate, President to tackle gender inequality

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-18 13:56

Istanbul Challenger Gets Critical Kurdish Backing Before Revote - Bloomberg

Bloomberg - 2019-06-18 12:38

Car bomb in Syrian Kurdistan’s Qamishlo wounds seven

E-Kurd - 2019-06-18 12:27
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A car bombing near Kurdish security offices in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), northeast Syria, on Monday wounded seven civilians, including a child, a war monitor said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attac ...

Iraqi, Kurdish Islamic leaders pay tribute to Egypt’s Morsi

Rûdaw - 2019-06-18 12:05
"All this blood won’t be for nothing" ...

Who are the Kurds’ real partners in Kirkuk?

Rûdaw - 2019-06-18 10:19
Kurdish governance was bad in Kirkuk ...

Kurdish security seize nearly 50 kg of heroin near Iranian border

Gulan Media - 2019-06-17 22:03

A Kurdish citizen wounded after firing by law enforcement officers

Kurdpa - 2019-06-17 20:06

A Kurdish prisoner was released from execution with the efforts of civilians and activists

Kurdpa - 2019-06-17 20:06

Masrour Barzani Committed to Form KRG Cabinet on Time

BAS News - 2019-06-17 19:45
ERBIL — Masrour Barzani, the Prime Minister-designate of Kurdistan Region, met with several Kurdish political parties in Sulaymaniyah on Monday to invite them to submit their ministerial candidates. He kicked off the talks with a meeting where he discuss ...

Barzani, Najmaddin Karim Discuss Political Developments in the Region

BAS News - 2019-06-17 18:49
ERBIL — Influential Kurdish political leader Masoud Barzani received the former governor of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, in his office on Monday. They discussed the latest political developments in Kurdistan, Iraq, and the Middle East, according to a press r ...

Kurdistan PM-Designate Meets Socialist Party Leader to Discuss New Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-06-17 17:34
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani met with Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party leader Mohammed Haji Mahmoud on Monday to discuss the formation of the next cabinet. He reportedly invited the Kurdish party to submit the res ...

Explosion hits Syrian Kurdish city, injuries reported

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-17 16:14

Musician Nadia Visser from the Netherlands is Preparing to Release a Kurdish Album - Murat Bayram - english

Bianet - 2019-06-17 15:36

Serefxan’s grave vandalized

ANF - 2019-06-17 12:57
Attacks against the Kurdish language continue in Bitlis after the AKP mayor took down the signs in Kurdish with vandals damaging the graves and tombstones of Serefxane Bedlisi, the author of the Serefname, and his family. ...

Kurdish refugee released on bail after 17 months in detention reunites with family in Tokyo | The Japan Times

Japantimes - 2019-06-17 11:50

The Kurdish-German Friendship Association held its Congress

ANF - 2019-06-17 09:57
The Neu-Münster Kurdish-German Friendship Association held its Congress on Sunday. ...

Kurdish security seize nearly 50 kg of heroin near Iranian border

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-17 09:21

Kurdish Security Forces Seize Nearly 50kg of Heroin

BAS News - 2019-06-17 01:08
ERBIL - The general directorate of Erbil security announced on Sunday night the seizure of nearly 50 kilograms of heroin on Kurdistan Region borders with Iran. According to a statement by the directorate, a copy of which was shared with BasNews, the forc ...

German minister, delegation talk trade, Erbil-Baghdad ties in meetings with senior Kurdish leaders

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-17 00:29

'Revenge Is For The Weak': Kurdish Courts In Northeastern Syria Take On ISIS Cases | WCAI

Capeandislands - 2019-06-17 00:21

Iraqi forces allegedly forcing Kurdish farmers not to farm amid ongoing land disputes

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-16 23:39

Field fires in Syrian Kurdistan’s Hasaka kill 10: monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-06-16 21:31
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Fires engulfing vital wheat fields across Syrian Kurdistan (Syria’s northeast) have killed at least 10 people, a war monitor said Sunday, as Kurdish authorities claim the blazes were set deliberately. Kurdish authorities and ...

Kurdish MPs, inmates end hunger strike in Turkey after militant leader call

Yahoo - 2019-06-16 18:02

Syrian Kurdish delegation visits Iranian Kurdish parties to discuss unity

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-16 17:06

Turkish military attacks Kurdish forces in northern Aleppo

Almasdarnews - 2019-06-16 16:35

Jailed pro-Kurdish politician’s lawyer denies reports of Demirtaş’s release | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-06-16 15:56

One-hour interrogation and inspection of Kurdish activists at Kermanshah\'s entrance

Kurdpa - 2019-06-16 14:17

Kurdish farmers pressed to withhold using their land in disputed territories

Rûdaw - 2019-06-16 13:52
Residents in villages around Kirkuk claim that the contracts are aimed specifically at Kurds. ...

Dozens of Kurdish Yezidi Families to Return from Syria to Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-06-16 13:06
ERBIL — Several Kurdish Yezidi families, whom were displaced from their hometowns after the Islamic State (IS) massacre in 2014, are expected to return to Sinjar in the nearest future, said an official. In August 2014, IS attacked Sinjar where it killed ...

Three IS Hideouts Destroyed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-16 13:06
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces discovered and destroyed three hideouts of the Islamic State (IS) militants in the Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Saturday. War Media Cell confirmed the report in an official press release, saying that several military equipm ...

Former Governor of Kirkuk Arrives in Erbil After Arrest Reports in Lebanon

BAS News - 2019-06-16 11:51
ERBIL — Former governor of the Kurdish province of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, arrived in Erbil on Saturday evening. Previous reports claimed Karim’s arrest during his recent trip to Lebanon, which were soon refuted by the Kurdish politician himself. A sour ...

Kurdish Sports and Culture Festival in Mönchengladbach

ANF - 2019-06-16 10:32
Kurdish youth living in NRW will hold a Sports and Culture Festival in Mönchengladbach today. ...

Fars News: Kurdish forces are being sent to Israel to train with Mossad - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-06-16 10:26

Syrian Kurdish authorities to stop wheat going to govt ...

Trust - 2019-06-16 06:24

Syrian Kurdish authorities to stop wheat going to govt territory | Successful Farming

Agriculture - 2019-06-15 23:21

Putin’s envoy says Russia ready to consider rights Kurdish people in Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-15 22:59

Kurdish farmers win court battles in Daquq land disputes

Rûdaw - 2019-06-15 22:59

Turkey says killed 10 Kurdish militants in Syria's Tel Rifaat region - Breaking News - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-06-15 21:03

US Hails Barzani's Role in Improving Erbil-Baghdad Relations

BAS News - 2019-06-15 20:22
ERBIL - The United States has hailed the role of the prominent Kurdish leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, in improving the relations between Erbil and Baghdad. The message was conveyed by the new US Ambassador to Iraq Ma ...

Kiwi-Kurdish lawyer on her work in human rights and advocacy for Kurds

Rûdaw - 2019-06-15 18:29
Recipient of the Harvard Satter Human Rights Fellowship, Gardi is currently collecting evidence on the Yazidi genocide ...

Five-match unbeaten run moves Kurdish club Dalkurd to fifth in Swedish league

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-15 18:22

Musicians in Turkey want to preserve the Kurdish language through rap genre

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-15 17:51

Kurdish Civil Activist Zahra Mohammadi Remains In Limbo - Iran HRM

Iran Hrm - 2019-06-15 15:46

One-hour interrogation and inspection of Kurdish activists at Kermanshah's entrance

Kurdpa - 2019-06-15 15:38
Kurdpa Agency: A number of political and social activisms were inspected and interrogated one-hour by the undercover agents at the Kermanshah's entrance. ...

Barzani Thanks Germany for Continued Support to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2019-06-15 13:44
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader Masoud Barzani received a German diplomatic delegation headed by Martin Jäger, the State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. During the meeting, Barzani thanked the German governmen ...

Belgium Repatriates Six Children of IS Parents

BAS News - 2019-06-15 12:00
ERBIL — Six Belgian children of Islamic State (IS) parents were taken back to their home country from Syria on Friday, officials confirmed. They were stranded at a camp under the control of the US-backed Kurdish fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces. “The ...

Kurds in Marseille protest attacks against South Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-06-15 11:52
Tevgera Ciwanên Şoreşger activists and Kurdish people in Marseille protested the genocide and occupation attacks of the Turkish state against South Kurdistan. ...

Nechirvan Barzani takes presidency of Iraq's Kurdish region, vacant since 2017 | World | News | The Chronicle Herald

Thechronicleherald - 2019-06-15 08:30

Three Kurdish Porters Killed, Injured in Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-14 20:04
ERBIL - Iranian border guards have killed and wounded three Kurdish porters in the past few days, a monitoring group said on Friday. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights revealed that the Iranian forces shot a Kurdish porter, better known as Kolbers, in ...

'Revenge Is For The Weak': Kurdish Courts In Northeastern Syria Take On ISIS Cases | Valley Public Radio

KVPR - 2019-06-14 19:59

Iran: detention of Kurdish mother tongue volunteer teacher

KurdisCat - 2019-06-14 19:34
PEN International strongly condemns the detention of Zara Mohammadi, a Kurdish language teacher, since her arrest at her home on 23 May 2019, by Iranian security agents who confiscated her phone and computer. Mohammadi has been arrested along with her two ...

Turkey steps up military intervention in Iraq

Green Left Weekly - 2019-06-14 18:49
Turkish jets began bombing the Xakurke region of northern Iraq on May 26. The following day Turkish helicopters transported troops into the area. This was the latest step in Turkey’s growing military intervention in the predominantly Kurdish north of Ira ...

Kurdish women joined strike in Switzerland

ANF - 2019-06-14 17:40
Demonstrations have been held in Basel, Luzern, Bern, Zurich and many other Swiss cities. ...

A Kolbar from Baneh was killed by a direct fire of government troops

Kurdpa - 2019-06-14 17:17
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish Kolbar from Baneh lost his life by direct firings of government troops. ...

Arte, Hulu order Kurdish war drama | News | C21Media

C21media - 2019-06-14 16:54

HDP former MP Ferhat Encü released from prison

ANF - 2019-06-14 14:11
Kurdish politician Encü has been released. ...

Northern and Eastern Syrian women's assembly to be founded

ANF - 2019-06-14 13:06
Arab, Kurdish, Syriac, Armenian, Chaldean, Chechen and Circassian women are attending the congress in their traditional clothes. ...

Kurdish Man Smashes Cake into Pet Lion’s Face, Netizens Furious over Animal Abuse - News18

News18 - 2019-06-14 12:42

Kurdish voters look to İmamoğlu to fulfil broken promises of AKP | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-06-14 12:21

Kurdish activist acquitted for chanting 'Bijî Serok Apo'

ANF - 2019-06-14 11:26
The Kurdish activist who was sued for shouting the slogan ‘Bijî Serok Apo’ and carrying the YPG flag in a demonstration organized for Mam Zeki last year was acquitted by ta court in Berlin. ...

Belgium repatriating orphans from Kurdish custody in Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-06-14 10:21

6 orphans from Islamic State families handed over by Syrian Kurds to Belgium

E-Kurd - 2019-06-14 10:07
BEIRUT,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), in north northeast Syria, on Thursday handed to their Belgian counterparts six orphans born to families belonging to the Islamic State group, officials said. “Six Belgian orphan children were han ...

Syria: Belgium Repatriates Six IS Children

BAS News - 2019-06-14 00:31
ERBIL - Belgium has repatriated six children of the Islamic State (IS) from Syria, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesperson said on Thursday. "Belgium repatriated 6 orphans of ISIS of Belgian origin on Tuesday. Glad to see more countri ...

Sinjar: Farm Fires Put Scores of Yezidi Mass Graves at Risk

BAS News - 2019-06-14 00:31
ERBIL - The recent fire incidents in Sinjar has put scores of Yezidi Mass graves at a great risk, a Kurdish official said on Thursday. Due to the burning of several crops and other agricultural fields in Sinjar and the surrounding areas, many of the mass ...

Turkey opposition candidate for Istanbul pledges to provide Kurdish courses

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-14 00:01

US, world powers ‘ignores’ Kurdish, other Iranian opposition: fo

Rûdaw - 2019-06-13 17:43

SP councillor arrested in Turkey, suspected of Kurdish terrorist links - DutchNews.nl - Live

Dutchnews - 2019-06-13 16:15

Civilian Gunned Down in Central Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-13 15:53
ERBIL — A man wash shot dead in the public in the Kurdish disputed city of Kirkuk, north of Iraq. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the shooting took place in Arouba district of Kirkuk around noon on Thursday. The perpetrators reportedly ...

U.S. delegation holds talks with Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-13 15:30
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A US delegation visited Syria’s Kurdish areas on Wednesday discussed the country’s support for the people in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the northern and eastern Syria, Hawar News Agency ANHA reported. The delegation headed by ...

Will the AKP reinstate Kurdish peace talks to win Istanbul elections?

Al Monitor - 2019-06-13 13:30

Fire at Sinjar Farms Risk Evidences on IS Crimes: Nadia Murad

BAS News - 2019-06-13 11:52
ERBIL — Kurdish Yezidi human rights activist and Nobel Prize-winner Nadia Murad has warned that frequent fire at the farms around Sinjar are threatening the evidences proving the Islamic State (IS) crimes in the area. In the past few weeks, hundreds of f ...

Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Hits Iranian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-13 10:26
ERBIL — An earthquake of 4.1 on richter scale struck the Iranian Kurdish province of Kurdistan on Thursday. Iranian Mehr news agency said it occurred at 03:52 (Tehran Time), with its center at Shwesha, some 28 kilometers far from Sanandaj. There have bee ...

Rojava: a Project for Peace on the Syrian Border

Hawzhin Press - 2019-06-13 08:00
A revolution is unfolding in Rojava, in the north-east of Syria. In a region wracked with violence, the Kurdish-left are constructing an anti-capitalist, feminist experiment, with peace as their aim. The post Rojava: a Project for Peace on the Syrian Bor ...

Iran Regime Sentences Kurdish Singer to Prison

Ncr Iran - 2019-06-12 21:24

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