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KRG Minister of Peshmerga’s message for Nawroz

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2020-03-29 09:30
I wish a happy Kurdish New Year, Nawroz, to the proud families of our martyrs, brave and heroic Peshmerga, those injured and handicapped during duty, and the resilient Kurdish people. Kurdistan’s Peshmerga Forces, through great sacrifice and bravery, coup ...

Congratulations to all Kurds and all freedom-loving people around the world on Newroz and Kurdish new year 2720

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2020-03-25 20:00
KMMK: KMMK congratulates Newroz and Kurdish new year, 2720, to all Kurds and all other nations that celebrate Newroz. KMMK wishes a happy new year which freedom, justice and equality is achieved in Kurdistan and in all other human societies. In the past y ...

Oldenburg: Do not search in the mountains, we are everywhere

ANF - 2020-03-22 16:03
Event to mark the Kurdish New Year and resistance festival Newroz in front of the Alhambra Action and Communication Centre in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony. ...

Kurdistan 24 – PHOTOS: Erbil marks Newroz with single bonfire and no public crowds

Justice for Kurds - 2020-03-22 01:52
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – A small crowd of Kurdistan Region officials on Friday lit Erbil’s a bonfire to celebrate the Kurdish New Year known as Newroz without the usual throngs of crowds amid a region-wide curfew due to the coronavirus outbreak. Erbil Gover ...

Explainer: The new migration crisis at Europe's borders

Kathimerini - 2020-03-04 00:58
President Bashar Assad and Kurdish fighters linked to the PKK, which has fought a 35-year insurgency ...

Kurdish families send invitation to Saultites to celebrate traditional New Year | Sault Star

Saultstar - 2020-01-30 20:26

Kurdistan 24: Kurdish-led counter-terrorism units prevent ISIS New Year’s attack in Syria

Justice for Kurds - 2020-01-09 08:56
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Tuesday that their counter-terrorism units prevented an attack in northeastern Syria by a sleeper cell of the Islamic State. “The cell was in preparations for carrying out ...

New Year’s message of Kurdish women guerrillas

ANF - 2020-01-01 16:38
For the New Year, the community of women guerrillas from Kurdistan calls for filling internationalism with new spirit and new actions, saying; “The internationalism of the 21st century must be able to think, feel and act locally and universally.” ...

People flock to markets ahead of New Year in Kurdish city of Qamishli

Rûdaw - 2020-01-01 01:35

Kurdish-led counter-terrorism units prevent ISIS New Year’s attack in Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-31 23:56

Youth Camp in Switzerland

ANF - 2019-12-31 17:39
The traditional New Year's Camp of the Kurdish youth movement took place in Switzerland. More than forty young people from four countries took part in the week-long event. ...

Kurdish film ‘Ji Bo Azadiyê’ banned from screening in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-12-31 17:29
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Sulaimani Asayish (security) Directorate had prevented screening the Kurdish film Ji Bo Azadiyê, which had been scheduled to play on New Year’s Eve, the management of Cinema Salim said on Monday. In a statement on ...

‘Newroz’: Artist Jala Wahid’s Poetic Celebration of Kurdish New Year | Frieze

Frieze - 2019-12-27 02:47

HDP Planning Party Congress for Early 2020

BAS News - 2019-12-25 13:20
ERBIL — Pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey is planning to hold its fourth congress early in 2020, media reports said. The fourth party congress is said to be held by the end of February next year, during which new HDP co-chairs will be ...

The New York Times: Pullback Leaves Green Berets Feeling ‘Ashamed,’ and Kurdish Allies Describing ‘Betrayal’

Justice for Kurds - 2019-10-14 02:51
WASHINGTON — American commandos were working alongside Kurdish forces at an outpost in eastern Syria last year when they were attacked by columns of Syrian government tanks and hundreds of troops, including Russian mercenaries. In the next hours, the Amer ...

Turkey says its forces seized targets in Syrian Kurdistan offensive: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-10-10 13:29
ISTANBUL,— Turkey said its forces seized designated targets on the second day of an offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan, northern Syrian, after a withdrawal by U.S. forces opened up a dangerous new phase in the region’s eight-year-old ...

Peyman Mirza Zadeh was sentenced to two years imprisonment in a new case

Kurdpa - 2019-06-12 09:58
Kurdpa Agency: in a new case, District 110 of the Urmia Public Court issued a two-year discretionary imprisonment for a Kurdish prisoner in Urmia Prison. ...

Barzani on Yezidi New Year’s Eve: Yezidis Should Decide Their Fate

BAS News - 2019-04-16 16:30
ERBIL — Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, said on Tuesday the Yezidis should be given the chance to decide on there fate themselves. Barzani issued an official statement to congratulate the Yezidis on their religiou ...

Wexford communities celebrate the Kurdish new year in Gorey - Independent.ie

Independent - 2019-04-06 01:22

Many drown in Iraq’s Tigris river in Kurdish new year celebrations | world-news | videos | Hindustan Times

Hindustantimes - 2019-04-05 11:51

Barzani to Christians: Kurdistan is Your Home

BAS News - 2019-03-31 17:09
ERBIL — Former president of Kurdistan Region and the current president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, congratulated Assyrians, Chaldean and Syriac Christians on their New Year’s Eve, known as Akitu. The prominent Kurdish leader emph ...

Happy Kurdish New Year 2719

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-03-30 06:42
We extend our happiest wishes to all our brave Peshmerga and every individual in Kurdistan and celebrate the Kurdish New Year. We send our regards and respect to the pure souls of those martyrs that along their Peshmerga fellows sacrificed their lives fo ...

Landmark Kurdish new year Parr Hall celebration hailed | Warrington Guardian

Warringtonguardian - 2019-03-27 18:05

Ferry packed with families celebrating Kurdish new year sinks in Iraq, killing 94 people - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

ABC - 2019-03-27 03:13

Parliament wishes a Happy Nawroz to everyone celebrating in Kurdistan and around the world 21 March 2019 - On the occasion of the Kurdish New Year, we wish the people of Kurdistan and our friends throughout the world a very happy Nawroz

Perlemanikurdistan - 2019-03-26 20:41

Focus - Turkey: Kurdish New Year gets political in Diyarbakir

France24 - 2019-03-25 17:27

After a Deadly Ferry Accident, a Grim Vigil at an Iraqi Morgue

New York Times - 2019-03-24 00:43
At least 97 people have died in the accident, which turned a festive Kurdish New Year celebration this week into a scene of horror. ...

Scores of Holiday Revelers Killed as Overloaded Ferry Sinks in Iraq

New York Times - 2019-03-22 17:49
The vessel, carrying Iraqis celebrating the Kurdish New Year, sank in the Tigris River near Mosul, killing at least 94 people. ...

River ferry sinks in Tigris near Iraq's Mosul, killing 71

Washington Times - 2019-03-22 03:14
BAGHDAD (AP) — A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year sank in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing at least 71 people, mostly women and children, officials said. Col. Hussam Khalil, head of the Civil ...

The Latest: Death toll from Iraq ferry sinking rises to 71

FOX News - 2019-03-21 23:28
The Latest on a ferry that sunk in northern Iraq near Mosul, killing dozens of people (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Iraqi officials say the death toll from the sinking of a ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year in northern Iraq has ...

Overloaded ferry sinks in Tigris river near Iraq’s Mosul, killing dozens

E-Kurd - 2019-03-21 20:01
MOSUL,— A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year sank in the Tigris river near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing at least 40 people, an official said. Col. Hussam Khalil, head of the Civil Defense in the Nineveh province ...

Kurds celebrate new year Newroz across Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-03-21 20:01
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Thousands of people in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) celebrated on Thursday the new Kurdish year, Newroz. They wore floral scarves, waved Kurdish flags, and carried posters that pledged to win back the Kurdish Canton of Afrin fro ...

The Latest: Death toll from Iraq ferry sinking rises to 71

Washington Times - 2019-03-21 17:53
BAGHDAD (AP) - The Latest on a ferry that sunk in northern Iraq near Mosul, killing dozens of people (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Iraqi officials say the death toll from the sinking of a ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year in no ...

Overloaded ferry sinks in Tigris River near Iraq's Mosul, killing 71

NBC News - 2019-03-21 17:43
The people were celebrating Nowruz, which marks the Kurdish new year and the arrival of spring, when the ferry sank due to a technical problem. ...

Scores drown as ferry packed with people celebrating Kurdish new year sinks near Mosul | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-03-21 17:23

55 dead after ferry sinks in Tigris River near Iraq's Mosul; incident occurred during Kurdish new year celebrations - Firstpost

Firstpost - 2019-03-21 17:02

Newroz fires lit from Kobanê to Cizire

ANF - 2019-03-21 11:52
Fires to mark the Kurdish New Year, Newroz, have been lit across Rojava and Northern Syria. ...

People of Qandil ready to celebrate Newroz

ANF - 2019-03-21 11:06
Kurdish people are welcoming the New Year Newroz in spirit of resistance. ...

Kurdish Forces Battling Islamic State in Baghuz Light Fires to Celebrate Kurdish New Year | AOL.com

AOL - 2019-03-21 08:01

People celebrate Kurdish new year Newroz across Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-03-20 21:32
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— People in cities and towns across Iraqi Kurdistan Region are marking the Kurdish New Year Newroz with celebrations on Wednesday. Erbil’s main Newroz celebration will be held in Shanadar Park on Wednesday afternoon. In ...

People in Kurdistan Should Celebrate Nawroz After Successfully Defeating IS: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-03-20 20:45
ERBIL - The war against the Islamic State (IS) has ended successfully and now the people of Kurdistan Region should celebrate the Kurdish New Year which is a symbol for the peaceful culture and coexistence in the region, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani ...

Nawroz in Tuz Khurmatu: Hashd al-Shaabi Prevents Kurdistan Flag from Being Risen

BAS News - 2019-03-20 20:45
ERBIL - The pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias prevented the Kurdistan Region's flag from being risen in the disputed town of Tuz Khurmatu on Tuesday during ceremonies organized on the Kurdish New Year occasion, an official said. Hemin Nouri, a Kurdist ...

Barzani's Message on Nawroz Holiday

BAS News - 2019-03-20 14:24
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has sent a congratulatory message to the people in the region on the Kurdish New Year occasion. "Happy New Year to the people of Kurdistan and others who celeb ...

Why Is Turkey Intimidated by Kurdish Celebrations of Nowruz, the Persian New Year? | Al Bawaba

Albawaba - 2019-03-18 15:43

Kurdish New Year Holidays Announced

Gulan Media - 2019-03-03 20:12

Kurdish New Year Holidays Announced

BAS News - 2019-03-03 11:20
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has announced four days as Newroz Holidays this month. According to a statement from KRG Spokesperson Safin Dizayee, the Kurdish New Year holidays begins on 20th March till 23rd. Nawroz falls on 21st March ...

New Kurdistan Government to Form Before Kurdish New Year: MP

BAS News - 2019-01-16 10:19
ERBIL — The new government of Kurdistan Region is set to be established before the Kurdish New Year in the second half of March, said a lawmaker. Kurdish New Year, referred to as Nawroz, falls on 21st March which also marks the beginning of Spring. “Form ...

Kurdish leaders share messages of hope on eve of New Year

Kurdistan24 - 2019-01-06 15:00

Freedom for Ocalan Vigil on week 341

ANF - 2019-01-03 10:55
Activists from the Freedom for Ocalan Vigil, the longest running Kurdish demonstration to date, said they will raise the struggle for Ocalan’s freedom in the new year on the 341st week of the protest. ...

Barzani Wishes for Peace in New Year’s Eve Message

BAS News - 2018-12-31 16:07
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan, Masoud Barzani has wished for peace and stability across the region and beyond in the upcoming year. “Happy New Year to all. It is my hope that the upcoming year brings more stability an ...

KRG’s New Postage Stamps Highlight Kurdish Art, Women Rule

BAS News - 2018-12-26 12:47
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Transport and Communication has introduced four new postage stamps for the year 2019, the ministry announced in an official statement on its website. The new postage stamps portray subjects connected with Kurdish ar ...

Bring Turkey’s president Erdogan to justice over war crimes

E-Kurd - 2018-12-24 22:24
Shamm Shamayi Salih During the beginning of the new year 2018, was the NATO country Turkey, in collaboration with Jihadists attacked the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northwestern Syria. In another new post has the autocratic, dictatorial Turkish president ...

Former pro-Kurdish party deputy receives three year jail sentence

The Kurdish Project - 2018-10-30 00:19
Tüzel was on trial for opposing the ''Law on Demonstrations and Public Meetings,’’ during a Kurdish new year festival in 2012. The post Former pro-Kurdish party deputy receives three year jail sentence appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Forty Nine Kurds Sentenced to Death, Life in Jail in Iran Since January: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-06-27 09:56
ERBIL - At least ten Kurdish activists have been sentenced to death in Iran since the start of the new year, and 39 more were sentenced to over 132 years in jail for alleged links with the Kurdish opposition groups or acting against the religion, said a ...

International Music Day festival marks diversity of Kurdistan Region: French Consul General

Kurdistan24 - 2018-06-19 23:24
Kurdish men celebrate Newroz (Kurdish New Year) with a traditional dance in Akre. (Photo: AFP) ...

New York Review of Books: A Call to Defend Rojava

Justice for Kurds - 2018-04-26 01:52
When Raqqa fell in 2017, after a long siege by the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), it was generally thought that ISIS was defeated, save for some mopping up. But in January of this year, Turkey invaded Afrin—one of three cantons in ...

Kurdistan Parliament Congratulates Kurdish Izadis on their New Year Feast On behalf of Kurdistan Parliament Board of Presidency, we congratulate the New Year Feast to all Kurdish Izadis people in Kurdistan and the whole world

Perlemanikurdistan - 2018-04-22 15:50

Barzani’s Statement on Yezidi Religious New Year

BAS News - 2018-04-17 21:46
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani released a statement on Tuesday to congratulate the Kurdish Yezidis with the occasion of New Year known as Charshamma Sor (Red Wednesday). “On the occasion of Yezidi religious New Year of Charshamma Sor, I ...

Hundreds flock to Duhok to celebrate Assyrian New Year

Rûdaw - 2018-04-02 03:31
“We have a great feeling and we hope our Iraqi and Kurdish nation lives a happy life every year,” ...

Barzani congratulates Kurdistan’s Christians on Easter

Waar Media - 2018-03-31 21:47
WAAR-DUHOK: Prominent Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani issued a statement on Saturday to mark the occasion of Easter. “On the occasion of Easter and then New Year of Assyrian and Babylonian, I am sending my warm greetings to Christian brothers and sisters i ...

Barzani Wishes Peaceful Coexistence in Easter Message

BAS News - 2018-03-31 20:17
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani issued a statement on Saturday to mark the occasion of Easter. “On the occasion of Easter and then New Year of Assyrian and Babylonian, I am sending my warm greetings to Christian brothers and sisters in Ku ...

Kurdish New Year Celebration Held In Wilson County - NewsChannel 5 Nashville

Newschannel5 - 2018-03-26 06:10

UK PM sends letter to KRG PM on occasion of Kurdish New Year (Nawroz)

Waar Media - 2018-03-24 20:50
WAAR-DUHOK: UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has sent a letter to Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani on the occasion of Kurdish New Year (Nawroz). In the letter, Johnson congratulates with the Nawroz PM Barzani and the people of Kurdista ...

UK Foreign Secretary Sends Letter to PM Barzani

BAS News - 2018-03-24 16:54
ERBIL — UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has sent a letter to Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani on the occasion of Kurdish New Year (Nawroz). In the letter, Johnson congratulates with the Nawroz PM Barzani and the people of Kurdistan Re ...

Four Civilians Killed in Turkish Airstrikes on Kurdistan Territories

BAS News - 2018-03-22 14:29
ERBIL — Turkish airstrikes overnight on Wednesday killed four civilians in the mountainous areas of Choman district, northeast Erbil province. The victims were camping in the region as part of the Nawroz (Kurdish New Year) celebration when the Turkish je ...

Kurds in Turkey mark Newroz under shadow of Syria’s Afrin, arrests

E-Kurd - 2018-03-21 21:10
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Turkey’s Kurds on Wednesday celebrated the annual New Kurdish Year of Newroz under the shadow of the capture of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) by the Turkish army, arrests of pro-Kurdish politicians and the breakdo ...

Syrian Kurds turn new Kurdish year Newroz celebrations into protests for Afrin

E-Kurd - 2018-03-21 21:10
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Donning vibrant traditional dress, thousands of Kurds in the Kurdish main city of Qamishlo in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) turned their new year celebration of Newroz on Wednesday into mass protests in solidarity with the city o ...

KRG PM in Newroz message: The spirit of Newroz has always been starting point for “revival, resistance, and rebirth..”

Waar Media - 2018-03-20 19:39
WAAR-DUHOK: KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said he is hopeful the Kurdistan Region will rise again, even after historic losses. The spirit of Newroz, the Kurdish new year, has always been the starting point for “revival, resistance, and rebirth, ev ...

Barzani congratulates Kurds on Kurdish New Year (Nawroz)

Waar Media - 2018-03-20 19:39
WAAR-DUHOK: Prominent Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani released a message on Tuesday to mark the Kurdish New Year (Nawroz), reminding that the occasion revives the spirit of struggling for freedom among Kurds. “The struggle of the people of Kurdistan for fr ...

Masoud Barzani’s Message on Nawroz

BAS News - 2018-03-20 16:53
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani released a message on Tuesday to mark the Kurdish New Year (Nawroz), reminding that the occasion revives the spirit of struggling for freedom among Kurds. “The struggle of the people of Kurdistan for freedo ...

Masrour Barzani’s Message on Nawroz: Unity Secures Future

BAS News - 2018-03-20 13:11
ERBIL — The Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, released a message on Tuesday to mark the Kurdish New Year (Nawroz), encouraging Kurds to remain united in the face of challenges. “I send my best wishes for a happy and ...

KRG Announces Nawroz Holidays

BAS News - 2018-03-18 20:38
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has announced five days this month as official holidays to mark the Kurdish New Year, known as Nawroz. KRG spokesperson Safin Dizayi said in an official statement that the Nawroz holidays starts on Tuesday, ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Doesn't Allow Kurds Celebrate Nawroz in Kirkuk Regularly: Official

BAS News - 2018-03-17 13:19
ERBIL - The Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi does not let Kurds in Kirkuk to celebrate New Kurdish Year the way it was done in previous years, preventing the Kurdish flag to be raised, said an official. Adnan Karkuki, KDP spokesperson to Kirkuk on Saturday ...

Newroz Cup: Horse racing day to kick off Kurdish New Year festivities

Rûdaw - 2018-03-13 19:45

Kurdistan Airports to Resume International Flights Before Nawroz: Abadi

BAS News - 2018-03-07 02:13
ERBIL — The Iraqi central government will lift the international flight ban it has imposed on the Kurdistan Region since last October before the Nawroz (the Kurdish New Year), Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said. He said during his weekly press conferenc ...

Kurdish Athlete to Set New Record in Guinness World Record Book

BAS News - 2018-02-27 10:34
ERBIL - A Kurdish athlete from the Kurdistan Region is preparing to break his two records in the Guinness World Records Book this year. Jarjees Rashed told BasNews that he is now in Antalya, preparing for an international program to set new records in th ...

Turkish Ground Offensive Targets Syrian Kurdish Enclave

The Wall Street Journal - 2018-01-22 04:26
BEIRUT—Turkey launched a weekend offensive on a Syrian Kurdish enclave, raising tensions with the U.S. and opening a new front in the seven-year war after watching rivals gain ground on the battlefield. ...

Airstrikes pound Syria's Afrin as Turkey launches 'Operation Olive Branch'

Reuters - 2018-01-21 04:20
HASSA, Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey opened a new front in Syria's nearly seven-year-old war on Saturday, launching airstrikes against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Afrin province that raise the prospect of a further strain on relations between Anka ...

Barzani congratulates people of Kurdistan in a new year message

Waar Media - 2017-12-31 19:52
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish Leader Masoud Barzani has wished the Kurdistan Region and world “peace and prosperity” in a message he sent out to mark the New Year. “Happy New Year to the people of Kurdistan. May 2018 bring more peace and prosperity to the entirety ...

Gorran send congratulate message to Kurdish people of the advent of New Year

KNNC - 2017-12-31 19:50

Barzani Wishes “Peace and Prosperity” in New Year Message

BAS News - 2017-12-31 17:21
LODZ — Kurdish Leader Masoud Barzani has wished the Kurdistan Region and world “peace and prosperity” in a message he sent out to mark the New Year. “Happy New Year to the people of Kurdistan. May 2018 bring more peace and prosperity to the entirety of t ...

KNK: We hope New Year will be year of escalating struggle, resistance

ANHA - 2017-12-31 14:28
Kurdistan Patriotic Union has congratulated the Kurdish people of the new year's occasion and expressed the hope that the new year, 2018 year of escalation struggle and resistance. ...

Iraqi president: Talks to begin between Erbil, Baghdad after new year’s holiday

Waar Media - 2017-12-21 14:03
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi President Fuad Masum on Wednesday asserted talks between Erbil and Baghdad would begin after the holidays, a Kurdish political party claimed. According to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan’s (PUK) website, Masum confirmed that delegation ...

No new AIDS cases in Kurdish population this year: minister

NRT - 2017-12-01 12:51

Unprecedentedly, “Jinology” Faculty opened in Rojava

ANHA - 2017-09-20 14:29
The University of Rojava has opened two new faculties; Women's Science known as Jinology (Jinolojî is a term created by Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocalan) and Fine Arts, as well as the four faculties that were already opened last year. ...

Human rights groups become new target of Ankara’s crackdown / Ali Bayramoglu

KurdPress - 2017-07-22 15:36
The Turkish government’s massive crackdown since last year’s attempted coup has targeted not only the putschists, but also the media, Kurdish politicians, as well as leftist, liberal and conservative oppositionists. The latest developments in this crackdo ...

VIDEO: 'Iran against Kurdish statehood'

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 23:12
Ellen Laipson, Atlantic Council distinguished fellow and president emeritus of the Stimson Center, presents her ten-year vision for tackling these complex challenges in "A New Strategy for US-Iran Relations." (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

HDP elects new co-leader

KurdPress - 2017-05-21 10:40
Turkey's pro-Kurdish party elected a new co-leader on Saturday, May 20, to replace Figen Yuksekdag, who has been in jail on terrorism charges since November last year and was stripped of her parliamentary status three months ago. ...

Kurdish Female Political Prisoners’ Release Remains Uncertain

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-05-12 02:02
Last year the Prosecutor’s Office of Youth detention centre In Yasouj, announced the release of Ghadriye Ghaderi, a Kurdish political prisoner is on 26 May, 2017 but recently the prison authorities said that according to new letter from Orumiyeh courts a ...

Increase in revenues gives new hopes to Kurdish tourism industry

Rûdaw - 2017-04-26 17:02
the number of travellers visiting the region has increased by around 60 percent since last year ...

Yezidis in Kurdistan Region celebrate Red Wednesday

KurdPress - 2017-04-20 09:54
Thousands of Kurdish Yezidis gathered on April 18 in Lalish temple to celebrate the Yezidi New Year known as ‘Red Wednesday’. A large number of Yezidis who live abroad returned to Kurdistan Region to take part in the ceremony alongside others from the rel ...

In Pictures: Yezidis New Year Ceremony (Red Wednesday)

Waar Media - 2017-04-19 14:07
WAAR-DUHOK: Thousands of Kurdish Yezidis on April 18th gathered in Lalish temple to celebrate the Yezidi New Year known as Charshamaba Sor “Red Wednesday”. A large number of Yezidis who live abroad returned to Kurdistan Region to take part in the ceremon ...

In Pictures: Yezidis Celebrate Red Wednesday

BAS News - 2017-04-19 01:03
DUHOK — Thousands of Kurdish Yezidis on April 18th gathered in Lalish temple to celebrate the Yezidi New Year known as ‘Red Wednesday’. A large number of Yezidis who live abroad returned to Kurdistan Region to take part in the ceremony alongside others f ...

Barzani congratulates Kurdish Yezidis on new year known as Charshama Sor (Red Wednesday)

Waar Media - 2017-04-18 17:11
WAAr-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani sent his congratulations to the Kurdish Yezidis on the occasion of Yezidi new year known as Charshama Sor (Red Wednesday), which will be commemorated by Yezidi community on Wednesday. In a statement r ...

Barzani: No One Can Impose Themselves on Yezidis

BAS News - 2017-04-18 15:10
Barzani congratulates Kurdish Yezidis on their new year ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani sent his congratulations to the Kurdish Yezidis on the occasion of Yezidi new year known as Charshama Sor (Red Wednesday), which will be commemorate ...

Is The Iranian Regime Facing A Kurdish Uprising?

Roji Kurd - 2017-04-04 00:01
BYSETH J. FRANTZMAN During the Newroz Kurdish spring New Year celebrations, the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) called on Kurds in Iran to hold widespread celebrations across the Kurdish areas. “This call was well received by the people of Ku ...

Newroz celebrations by guerrillas continue

ANF - 2017-03-26 14:21
Guerrillas of the HPG (People's Defense Forces) and YJA-Star (Free Women's Troops) continue their celebrations to welcome the Kurdish New Year festival Newroz. ...

[IN PICTURES]: Israeli Kurds Celebrate Newroz with Kurdish Costumes

BAS News - 2017-03-24 15:40
ERBIL — The Jewish Kurds in Israel organized different activities to celebrate Nawroz on March 21st which marks the Kurdish New Year. The pictures of Kurds on Nawroz in Israel show how the Jewish Kurds, along with all other Kurds in the world, celebrated ...

Tens of thousands celebrate Kurdish Newroz in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Tens of thousands of people celebrate the Kurdish New Year Newroz across Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) and other parts of northern Syria on Tuesday. Newroz is the traditional Kurdish new year, The year 2017 corresponds to the Kur ...

Thousands celebrate the Kurdish New Year of Newroz in Turkey

E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Kurdish celebrations of the New Year, Newroz, on Tuesday mixed peacefully with protests against expanding the powers of Turkey’s president. Thousands celebrated the Newroz in Istanbul and in Diyarbakir, a mainly ...
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