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Turkish jets bomb Iraqi Kurdistan after diplomat killing | News | DW | 19.07.2019

DW - 2019-08-19 18:18

After decades of war in Kurdistan, local biologists try to save the Persian leopard | Global Ideas | DW | 13.08.2019

DW - 2019-08-13 10:05

Baghdad sends salaries of employees of the Kurdistan region after Eid al-Adha

Kurdiu - 2019-08-07 19:54

After 18 months of threats, how likely are the Turks to attack Syrian Kurdistan?

E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 20:22
BEIRUT,— After 18 months of threats, Turkey’s president warned Tuesday that his troops could attack Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Kurdish region in northeast Syria “very soon”. Why would Turkey lead such a cross-border incursion, what do Syria’s Kurds w ...

Iraq President Salih hosts Anfal victim, families after Kurdistan flag fuss

Gulan Media - 2019-08-01 17:42

Iraq President Salih hosts Anfal victim, families after Kurdistan flag fuss

Rûdaw - 2019-08-01 00:08
"...whatever we do, we cannot pay them back for their sacrifices ...

Kurdistan presidency urges tolerance, respect after Kurdish flag incident in southern Iraqi province

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-31 14:47

Muthanna governor apologizes after Iraqi officer demands Anfal survivor remove Kurdistan flag

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-30 23:36

Dana Gas underlines ‘flourishing relationship’ with Kurdistan after increase in 2019 collections

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-30 17:33

Turkey, U.S. to continue talks on Syria safe zone despite tensions: officials

E-Kurd - 2019-07-25 17:15
ANKARA,— Turkish and U.S. officials will continue to discuss a planned safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, Turkish military officials said on Thursday after Ankara warned that it would launch a cross-border operation if a deal was n ...

Hazim Tahsin Beg chosen as new Yazidi leader in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-25 17:15
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Hazim Tahsin Beg was chosen as the new Yazidi leader (Mir) in iraqi Kurdistan on Wednesday, according to the Yazidi Supreme Spiritual Council. The decision comes nearly six months after the passing of his father an ...

Over 1 million army anti-personnel mines in Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-07-20 12:21
After the horrific death of little brother and sister Ayaz (8) and Nupelda Güloğlu (4) in Dersim, the issue of land mines and military devices have been brought to the agenda again. ...

Call to boycott tourism in Turkey after racist mob attack

ANF - 2019-07-20 11:25
People in South Kurdistan issued a call to boycott holidaying in Turkey after racist mob attack in the Black Sea. ...

Turkey launches air strike on Iraqi Kurdistan after diplomat killed | Dhaka Tribune

Dhakatribune - 2019-07-20 09:02

Turkey launches air strike on PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan after diplomat killed

E-Kurd - 2019-07-20 06:09
ANKARA,— Turkey on Thursday launched an air attack on Iraqi Kurdistan in response to the killing of a Turkish diplomat in the region, the country’s defence minister said. The Turkish vice consul to Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region was shot dead Wednesday ...

Turkey launches air strike on Iraqi Kurdistan after diplomat killed | World | thenews.com.pk | Karachi

Thenews - 2019-07-20 03:10

Turkey carries out airstrikes in Iraqi Kurdistan after diplomat’s murder

The Defense Post - 2019-07-19 18:02
Turkey launched an airstrike in Qandil, Iraqi Kurdistan in response to the killing of a Turkish diplomat in the region The post Turkey carries out airstrikes in Iraqi Kurdistan after diplomat’s murder appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Turkey launches air strike on Iraqi Kurdistan after diplomat killed The Turkish vice consul to Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region was shot dead on Wednesday July 19, 2019

The National AE - 2019-07-19 13:39

A victory for Kurdistan's minorities

Washington Times - 2019-07-18 17:43
Nechirvan Barzani was recently sworn in as Kurdistan’s new president, and already he is a beacon of light, spreading peace, toleration and harmony throughout the region. After being sworn in, he visited Baghdad and met the Iraqi prime minister. Afterward ...

One Kolbar Killed and Another Wounded by Military Forces

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-07-18 02:01
A Kolbar was killed in Sardasht while another one was wounded at the border of Khoy after being shot by military forces during the past few days. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN)… ...

Could foreign Islamic State suspects be tried in Syrian Kurdistan?

E-Kurd - 2019-07-16 19:06
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Months after the territorial defeat of the Islamic State group, Syria’s Kurds are pushing for an international tribunal to try alleged jihadists detained in their region. The Kurds run an autonomous administration in Syrian K ...

Norway arrests Kurdish Islamic extremist cleric Krekar after Italian terror trial

E-Kurd - 2019-07-16 13:08
COPENHAGEN, Denmark,— The Norwegian domestic security agency says a Kurdish Muslim extremist cleric found guilty in Italy for planning terror has been detained on an Italian arrest warrant. The PST security agency says Iraqi Kurdistan-born Mullah Krekar ...

Turkish publisher recalls Coelho novel after losing ‘Kurdistan’ translation

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-16 00:29

Book censoring ‘Kurdistan’ word to be pulled off the shelves in Turkey

E-Kurd - 2019-07-15 15:41
ISTANBUL,— After it has been revealed that the word “Kurdistan” was censored in the Turkish translation of Paulo Coelho’s book Eleven Minutes, the Can Publishing House in Turkey has announced that the book will be pulled off the shelves. Saadet Özen tran ...

Mayor of Paris thanks the Peshmerga

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-15 12:21
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Nechirvan Barzani, President of Kurdistan Region, visited France upon an official invitation. After meeting with Emanuel Macron, France’s President, and Jean-Yves Le Drian, France’s Minister of Europe and Foreign Affai ...

Washington Institute: Gorran and the End of Populism in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Justice for Kurds - 2019-07-12 03:43
After months of back and forth, the leading parties of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)—the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)—are engaged in negotiations to finalize the cabinet, which must be completed by ...

Iraqi Kurdistan Cabinet finally sees daylight after 9 months

Al Monitor - 2019-07-11 21:30

New Kurdistan PM says priority is stronger Baghdad ties, rather than independence

E-Kurd - 2019-07-11 16:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Two years after a failed independence bid plunged Iraq’s Kurdistan Region into months of instability, the new regional prime minister said his priority was strengthening ties with Baghdad, signalling dreams of self ...

After death of teenage girl, KRG demands Iran stop shelling Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-11 12:50

Iranian Agent Arrested after Infiltrating Into Kurdistan Region to Kill Opposition Leader | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-07-11 09:58

Nechirvan Barzani meets with France’s president Macron in Paris

E-Kurd - 2019-07-11 09:02
PARIS,— President of Iraqi Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani, held talks on Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris. He said Macron accepted an invitation to Erbil. Speaking to journalists after their short meeting ...

Exclusive: New Kurdish PM says priority is stronger Baghdad ties, rather than independence

Reuters - 2019-07-10 18:18
Two years after a failed independence bid plunged Iraq's Kurdistan Region into months of instability, the new regional prime minister said his priority was strengthening ties with Baghdad, signalling dreams of self-rule should be put on hold. ...

Hertford and Kobanê to be twin cities

ANF - 2019-07-09 09:53
After Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg council in Berlin signed a twinning agreement with the municipality of Dêrik in Rojava Kurdistan, now the city of Herford took the first step to sign the agreement with with Kobanê. ...

Summer months expected to bring in more tourists to the Kurdistan Region

Rûdaw - 2019-07-08 12:36
Tourist figures rebound after 2017 slump. ...

Peshmerga reinforcements sent to Amedi after video threatens Turkish ‘invaders’

Rûdaw - 2019-07-08 12:36
The “invaders in Southern Kurdistan will be our primary target.” ...

PKK confirms death of senior official in Turkish airstrike

E-Kurd - 2019-07-07 23:09
QANDIL MOUNTAINS,— The Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), the political wing of the PKK, on Sunday confirmed the death of one of its leaders, just a few hours after Turkish media outlets reported that a senior member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) ...

Ancient palace emerges from drought-hit reservoir

CNN - 2019-07-03 18:02
A 3,400-year-old palace has emerged from a reservoir in the Kurdistan region of Iraq after water levels dropped because of drought. ...

Real-Life Atlantis? 3,400-Year-Old Palace Emerges After Water Levels Drop in Drought-Hit Kurdistan - News18

News18 - 2019-07-02 18:19

Kurdish singer Mazhari Khaleghi returns to Iran after 35 year exile

E-Kurd - 2019-07-02 14:29
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— After a 35-year absence, celebrated Kurdish singer Mazhari Khaleghi returned on Monday to his hometown of Sanandaj in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat), western Iran, to receive an award from the Kurdish Elite Congress (KE ...

Kurdish student in Poland successfully defends master’s thesis on legality of Kurdistan referendum

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-02 00:57
Lehat Salah Rasheed (left) poses for a photo with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Representative in Poland Ziyad Raoof after presenting him with his two master's theses. (Photo: Facebook/KRG Poland) ...

Turkey to continue anti-PKK operations in Iraqi Kurdistan: foreign ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-07-01 12:28
ANKARA,— Turkey will continue cross-border operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraq, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Sunday, one day after Iraq called on Ankara to halt strikes in the border areas. Turkey resolutely continues cr ...

[PICTURES]: Kurdish Porter Hospitalized after Being Tortured by Iranian Border Guards

BAS News - 2019-06-29 13:46
ERBIL — Iranian security forces on the border with Kurdistan Region severely tortured a Kurdish porter that sent him later to the hospital. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights said “Sarhad Rahpeykar” was arrested on the border last Thursday in Kurdistan ...

After civilian deaths, KRG asks Turkey, PKK to stop fighting in Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-29 12:34

Kurdish Political Prisoner Released After Serving His Prison Term

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-06-29 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Hamid Rahimi, a Kurdish political prisoner detained at Orumiyeh Central Prison, was released from prison after serving his prison term. This political prisoner was deprived of the… ...

Ancient palace emerges from drought-hit Kurdistan reservoir

The New Mail - 2019-06-28 23:27
A 3,400-year-old palace has emerged from a reservoir in the Kurdistan region of Iraq after water levels dropped because of drought. The discovery of the ruins in the Mosul Dam… The post Ancient palace emerges from drought-hit Kurdistan reservoir appeared ...

Iraqi Kurdistan still divided after 29 years

E-Kurd - 2019-06-28 11:44
Farhang Faraydoon Namdar | The Jerusalem Post Negotiations for the next cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have lasted longer than any since 2005. Despite numerous meetings and agreements, the future of the eighth cabinet is still vague. ...

Kurdistan region still divided after 29 years - Opinion - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-06-27 21:28

Mosul Sulphur Plant Fire: Kurdistan Dispatches Firefighters

BAS News - 2019-06-26 21:45
ERBIL - After the local authorities called for assistance for a fire engulfing the Mishraq Sulphur State Company, a state run sulfur plant near Mosul, Iraq, firefighters were dispatched on Wednesday from the Kurdistan Region's Erbil and Duhok provinces t ...

Duhok court sentences man to death for killing 10-year-old girl in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-25 17:42
DUHOK,— Duhok Criminal Court in Iraqi Kurdistan on Tuesday sentenced a man to death by hanging for the murder of a 10-year-old girl he attempted to rape in Duhok. The ruling came after a two-hour long trial, with the convicted man confessing to the attem ...

Duhok Court Sentences Man to Death for Murder and Attempted Rape

BAS News - 2019-06-25 13:57
ERBIL — The criminal court of Duhok province in Kurdistan Region issued a death penalty for a man charged with attempted rape and murder of a 10-year-old girl earlier this month. Dilin Walid was found dead earlier in June after her family reported her mi ...

Suspects in rape of girl child rearrested in Iraqi Kurdistan: council

E-Kurd - 2019-06-24 16:47
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— After being released on bail last week, three youths suspected of raping a seven-year-old girl in April have been rearrested, according to Iraqi Kurdistan region’s Judicial Council. Their release sparked outcry fro ...

KDP surrenders five hills in Zakho to the Turkish army

ANF - 2019-06-24 10:08
While the Turkish state’s invasion attacks in South Kurdistan continue, KDP peshmergas have surrendered five more hills in Zakho to the Turkish army after abandoning six other positions in Kanimasi to Turkish forces. ...

Kurdistan to Develop Investment Ties with US: Leader

BAS News - 2019-06-23 22:49
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani said on Sunday that the autonomous region will work on further strengthening the investment ties between Erbil and Washington. Barzani made the remarks during a speech after signing a memorandum of und ...

Kurdish Political Prisoner Taken Back to Prison the Day After Surgery

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-06-22 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): The political prisoner “Javad Ahmadi”, who was hospitalized in Hospital on June 7, 2019 due to kidney disease, was transferred to the Orumiyeh Central Prison although his… ...

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 ...

Masrour Barzani: PUK is Committed to its Agreement With KDP

Waar Media - 2019-06-17 17:53
WAAR_DUHOK Masrour Barzani who was nominated to form the new Kurdistan Region government arrived in Sulaimani on Monday; he announced that the PUK is committed to its agreements with the KDP. This statement comes after Barzani’s visit to Sulaymani and hi ...

PUK Committed to Political Agreements with KDP: PM-Deisgnate Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2019-06-17 13:47
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will stay committed to its political agreements with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) regarding its posts in the new government, Kurdistan Region PM-designate Masrour Barzani said on Monday after a meeti ...

Official Memorial Service was held for Lieutenant Colonel Ahmad Abdulla

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-17 06:06
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 12, 2019, after the return of the corpse of Lieutenant Colonel Ahmad Abdulla to Kurdistan and its reception, the Ministry of Peshmerga held a official memorial service for the deceased. The memorial was attende ...

Kurdistan President Receives Former Kirkuk Governor Najmaddin Karim

BAS News - 2019-06-16 15:34
ERBIL — Former governor of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, met with Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on Sunday in Erbil. Karim arrived in the Kurdistan capital city weeks after reports of his arrest in Lebanon. A source form his office told BasNews ...

[PICTURES]: Mountaineer Seriously Injured after Falling from Halgord Mountain

BAS News - 2019-06-14 14:49
ERBIL — Kurdistan emergency service dispatched a team to the Halgord Mountain after calls were made to help two mountaineers fallen from cliffs. The health condition of an injured was unstable, officials said. He was flown to Erbil for immediate emergenc ...

Shooting at Duhok School Leaves One Student Injured

BAS News - 2019-06-13 14:43
ERBIL — At least one student was injured on Thursday after an armed man opened fire just outside a school in Duhok province of Kurdistan Region. According to a press release by the police, previous disputes between the assailant and the injured was the r ...

PM-Designate Masrour Barzani’s Statement on Cabinet Formation

BAS News - 2019-06-12 14:01
ERBIL — The Prime Minister-designate of Kurdistan Region Masrour Barzani called on political parties to recognize national responsibility to help the formation of the new cabinet. Barzani’s statement came after President Nechirvan Barzani officially task ...

Erbil: One Killed after Brawl over Car Accident Turned Violent

BAS News - 2019-06-11 22:13
ERBIL - At least one person was killed on Tuesday evening in the Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil after a brawl over a car accident went violent, local police confirmed. The collision occurred on the 100 avenue near the Baz intersection where one of the ...

Syrian Kurds and Damascus regime battle for wheat

E-Kurd - 2019-06-11 20:34
AMUDE, Syrian Kurdistan,— Gazing over his wheat field in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria, farmer Adel Othman expects a bumper crop this year, but two rival authorities squabbling over his harvest have dashed his enthusiasm. After successi ...

Masrour Barzani named as new premier of Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-11 18:02
Iraqi Kurds name president’s cousin Masrour Barzani as their new PM HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan’s parliament named Masrour Barzani as the region’s new premier on Tuesday, a day after his cousin was sworn in as its president. M ...

Biography of New Kurdistan Region PM Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2019-06-11 13:26
ERBIL — Masrour Barzani was named the new Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region on Tuesday after 87 lawmakers out of 97 in attendance approved his candidacy during a parliamentary session in Erbil. Barzani will later be tasked by the president of Kurdistan ...

Syrian Kurds ban cigarettes, alcohol for underage children in Kobani

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 11:34
KOBANI, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish-led authorities in the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) town of Kobani and its surrounding areas on Saturday banned the sale of hookah pipes, cigarettes, and alcohol to underage after a video report from Kurdistan 24 which sho ...

10-Year-old girl raped, murdered in Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-09 12:13
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish police in central Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan region, said it had found the body of a 10-year-old girl on Saturday after her parents reported her missing. Dlin Walid had gone missing last Wednesday during the Eid al-Fi ...

Sulaimaniya: Japanese-American Professor Dies from Injuries

BAS News - 2019-06-09 01:49
He had fallen down from his apartment on the 7th floor. ERBIL - A Japanese-American professor died on Saturday evening from his injures sustained after he fell from his apartment on the 7th floor in the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province. Yad Naqshb ...

American English lecturer dies in balcony fall in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-09 00:56
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An American English lecturer Peter Jacksen Choi has died after falling from his balcony in the city of Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan on Saturday, police said. Head of Sulaimani Police Communication and Press Office Sar ...

10-Year-Old Girl Raped, Killed in Duhok

BAS News - 2019-06-08 16:37
ERBIL — Police in central Duhok, Kurdistan Region, said it had found the body of a 10-year-old girl on Saturday after her parents reported her missing. Dlin Walid had gone missing last Wednesday during the Eid al-Fitr holidays. Police said they have also ...

Sulaymaniyah: Japanese-American Professor in Critical Condition after Falling from 7th Floor

BAS News - 2019-06-08 14:36
ERBIL — A Japanese-American professor was severely injured after he fell down from his apartment on the 7th floor in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region. According to a police spokesperson, Peter John was teaching at the American University of Sulaimaniyah, a ...

Lightning Strike Kills Two in Iranian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-08 14:36
ERBIL — At least two people were killed by separate lightning strikes in the rural areas of Kermanshah province, west o Iran. In the first accident, a 30-year-old man was killed after he was struck by lightning while he was tending to his farm near Chagh ...

Kurdish Labourer Released on Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-06-04 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Kurdish Labourer, ‘Isaac Rouhi” has been released on a bail of 100 million Tomans from Sanandaj Central Prison after 32 days of arrest. Branch 2 of the Public Prosecution and Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj had previ ...

Nechirvan Barzani was elected President of Kurdistan Region

KRG-Spain - 2019-06-04 00:01
Nechirvan Barzani was elected President of the Kurdistan Region by Kurdistan’s Parliament on May 28. He will step down from his current position as Prime Minister after taking his oath of office on June 10 in a special ceremony. The President, after his J ...

Migration from Kurdistan Region on Decline: NGO

BAS News - 2019-06-02 02:21
ERBIL — Migration of people from Kurdistan Region to the Western countries has significantly increased since last year, according to Lutka Organization for Refugees. After the emergence of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, millions of people escaped ...

Kurdistan Presidency will be 'umbrella for unity,' Nechirvan Barzani says after election

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-29 10:57

Kurdistan Presidency will be 'umbrella for unity,' Nechirvan Barzani says after election

Gulan Media - 2019-05-29 06:06

Two Kurdish Activists Released / Another Activist Still in Detention

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-29 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Idris Menbari and Rebvar Menbari, members of the Nozhin cultural-social association, were released after being released for four days. Zahra Mohammadi, another member of the association, is still in detention. A reli ...

Kurdistan parliament re-institutes presidency office two years after suspension

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-28 00:47

Turkey: Kurdish Lawmakers, Inmates End Hunger Strike after Ocalan’s Call

BAS News - 2019-05-26 16:29
ERBIL — Kurdish lawmakers and political prisoners across Turkey ended their hunger strike after jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, called for the termination of the strike. Lawmakers from Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) ...

Duhok: Only One Third of IDPs So Far Returned to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-25 15:13
ERBIL — Despite having declared the full victory over the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq for more than a year, only one third of the Iraqi IDPs in Kurdistan’s Duhok province have so far returned to their homes, an official said. After IS invaded a massive ar ...

Parliament to Elect Kurdistan President Next Week

BAS News - 2019-05-24 14:30
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Parliament is expected to convene next week and elect a new president of Kurdistan Region. The Parliament announce the confirmed presidential candidates last week after weeks of political debate that resulted an amendment to th ...

New Generation leader Shaswar Abdulwahid on hunger strike in jail

E-Kurd - 2019-05-24 12:35
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The health of the New Generation leader is “unstable” after a week of hunger striking, following his arrest on charges of blackmail and defamation. “Shaswar Abdulwahid, the leader of the New Generation has gone on a h ...

Body of Kurdish martyr given to his family after three years

ANF - 2019-05-22 17:13
Hüseyin Ecer fell three years ago in the resistance for self-government in northern Kurdistan. Only now did his family receive the corpse. ...

At Least 19 Christians from Nineveh Still Missing after IS Abduction: MP

BAS News - 2019-05-20 16:25
ERBIL — A member of Kurdistan Region Parliament said at least 19 Christians whom were abducted by the Islamic State (IS) in Nineveh province of Iraq, remain missing. MP Robina Tiyari told BasNews that they are concerned with the fate of the people abduct ...

New Generation’s Abdulwahid detained in blackmail, defamation probe

E-Kurd - 2019-05-16 23:27
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Shaswar Abdulwahid, leader of the New Generation Movement, has been detained after appearing in a Sulaimani court on Thursday afternoon. He faces charges of blackmail and defamation. The investigative court of the Gen ...

PKK-Turkish Clash Leaves Civilian Killed in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-15 15:29
ERBIL — One civilian was killed near a village on Kurdistan Region after he was caught in the crossfire between Turkish forces and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters. The victim visited farms on the outskirt of his village in Mergasour region of Erb ...

Sulaimaniya: Three People Sentenced to Death on Murder Charges

BAS News - 2019-05-12 23:31
ERBIL - A court in the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province has sentenced three people to death on murder charges in the disputed Kurdish city of Kirkuk. The death penalties were issued on Thursday (May 9) by the Sulaimaniya Criminal Court after findi ...

Nomination for Kurdistan President Open Now: Parliament

BAS News - 2019-05-12 11:50
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament announced on Sunday the nomination for Kurdistan Region president. The parliament convened on 8th May and reactivated Kurdistan Region presidency after a political deal was reached by Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), ...

KRG-Iran Border: Kurdish Porter Dies After Falling from Cliff

BAS News - 2019-05-09 15:07
ERBIL — A Kurdish porter from Iranian Kurdish city of Jwanro died on Thursday after falling from a cliff in the mountainous areas between Kurdistan Region and Iranian Kurdistan. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights reported that Hadi Mousazadeh, 50, died ...

Activation of the presidency of the Kurdistan Region after the ratification of the amendment of its law

Waar Media - 2019-05-08 15:36
WAAR_DUHOK Activation of the presidency of the region after the ratification of the amendment of its law in the Parliament of Kurdistan The Parliament of the Kurdistan Region in a session held on Wednesday on the proposal to amend the law of the presiden ...

Man hangs his own daughter in Iraqi Kurdistan over her love relationship

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 20:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A young Kurdish girl was hanged to death earlier on Saturday in Iraqi Kurdistan region reportedly after her father found out about her love relationship. Speaking to BasNews, Erbil Police Chief Abdulkhaliq Talaat, ...

After Baghdad, Kurdistan Parliament plans to vote on PUBG ban

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-07 17:18

A Kurdish Prisoner Released after Serving Five Years in Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-07 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Ali Yeganeh, a Kurdish political prisoner detained at the Orumiyeh Central Prison, was released after serving four years and nine months in prison. KHRN has been informed that, this Kurdish civilian from Khoy was arr ...

No News about the Fate of Kurdish Political Prisoner after being Transferred to Orumiyeh Intelligence Office

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-07 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): The political prisoner “Esmat (Mohammad) Salahshour” has been deprived of the right to visit and contact with the family after being transferred from Orumiyeh Central Prison to the Ministry of Intelligence Detention ...

Hatha al-youm: KDP, PUK sign final deal on Iraqi Kurdistan government formation

Justice for Kurds - 2019-05-06 23:41
(Hatha al-Youm | Iraq News)- KDP deputy leader Nechirvan Barzani (L) shakes hands with PUK acting leader Kosrat Rasul after signing a new agreement on Kurdistan government formation in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan, May 5, 2019. Photo: NRT SULAIMANI, Iraq’s ...

KDP and PUK Sign Final Political Agreement on New Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-05-05 17:06
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) inked a new political agreement on Sunday to lay the ground for the formation of the new government. The deal came after months of meetings which were concluded on Sunday whe ...

BCF to Reopen Sinjar Office Conditionally after PKK Attack: Official

BAS News - 2019-05-05 15:22
ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) will agree to reopen its branch office in Sinjar only if Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) ensures their safety and no more attacks are conducted against the staff, said the head of BCF’s Sinjar office. PKK-affiliate ...

KDP Delegation Meets with Gorran to Sign Political Agreement

BAS News - 2019-05-05 11:54
ERBIL — A high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) arrived in Change Movement (Gorran) headquarter on Sunday to sign a new political agreement after concluding negotiations. The agreement comes after months of talks over next cabin ...
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