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Kurdistan President Congratulates Boris Johnson on Winning UK's Election

BAS News - 2019-12-13 23:34
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani has congratulated UK Prime Minister on winning the country's general election. Barzani in a statement on Friday wished success to Johnson and his Conservative Party after winning the UK's general elect ...

Erbil to Start Handing Over Oil to Baghdad on 1st January: Iraq

BAS News - 2019-12-12 22:06
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government will start to hand over 250,000 barrels per day to the Iraqi government on the 1st of January, 2020, Iraq's Minister of Oil said on Thursday. After a chain of meetings between the sides, the Kurdistan Region and ...

Syrian Kurds say around 200 displaced people with no ties to IS leave Al-Hol camp

E-Kurd - 2019-12-09 12:42
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Around 200 Syrian displaced people, mostly women and children, were heading home from an overcrowded desert camp in the northeast of the war-torn country on Sunday, a Kurdish official said. Syria’s Kurds, after years of fight ...

Islamic activities on the rise with the seizure of municipalities

ANF - 2019-12-08 15:18
After the AKP regime has deposed the legitimately elected mayors in numerous places of Northern Kurdistan, it opens the space for Islamist activities in the region. The number of Islamic schools and mosques is rising by leaps and bounds. ...

Kurdistan Region Presidency calls for restraint after bloody day in Baghdad protests

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-07 22:06

After ISIS attacks, Kurdistan Region deploys more Peshmerga to Garmiyan

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-07 18:05

Detainee Released on Bail in Marivan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-07 02:08
A civilian detainee was released on bail after being interrogated at a security detention centre in Marivan for 12 days, a source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). 24-year-old civilian Shirzad… The post Detainee Released on Bail in Marivan ...

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 ...

U.S. military completes pullback from northeast Syria, Esper says

E-Kurd - 2019-12-05 18:58
WASHINGTON,—The United States has completed its military pullback in Syrian Kurdistan (northeastern Syria), settling into a more stable posture of about 600 troops in the rest of the country after repositioning and reducing forces, Defense Secretary Mark ...

Iraqi Protesters Demand Dissolution of Parliament

BAS News - 2019-12-05 18:07
ERBIL - After they left no choice for former PM Adil Abdul Mahdi but to resign, Iraqi protesters have now begun to demand for the dissolution of the country's parliament. Kurdistan 24 cited its corespondent in the area as saying that the demonstrators ha ...

Peshmerga Ministry Pledges Continued Battle against IS after Wednesday’s Attack

BAS News - 2019-12-05 15:13
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs has pledged continue its battle with full determination to root out the Islamic State (IS) after a deadly attack overnight Wednesday. IS jihadists, for the second time in a week, attacked Peshmerga ...

After attack on Peshmerga, Kurdistan Region President warns ‘stubborn’ ISIS not over

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-05 11:32

Yezidi Girl Liberated from IS

BAS News - 2019-12-05 01:27
ERBIL - A Yezidi girl was liberated on Wednesday from the Islamic State (IS) captivity in Syria, several years after she was kidnapped by the insurgents, Kurdistan Region’s special office for Yezidi abductee affairs said. Speaking to BasNews, Hussein Qa’ ...

Iraqi Kurdistan parliament approves of amendments to land ownership bill

E-Kurd - 2019-12-04 20:38
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament on Wednesday approved amendments to a land ownership bill after it was reviewed and returned to the chamber by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). The legislation passed with 74 lawm ...

PM Barzani Sends Condolences after IS Kills Kurdish Security Forces

BAS News - 2019-11-30 11:59
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani sent condolences after Islamic State (IS) attacked the security forces in Garmiyan, killing three personnel and wounding eight others. “I send my condolences to the families of the victims, may they ...

PM Barzani, Turkish FM Discuss “Mutual Security Concerns”

BAS News - 2019-11-28 13:15
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani held a press conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu after a meeting in Ankara, saying they discussed mutual security concerns among other topics. Barzani told reporters that Erbil ...

We Want Society to Be Free from Violence Against Women: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-11-25 22:01
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said on Monday that he wants the society to be free from violence against women, arguing that they should not only be protected but also have all the rights they need. Barzani made the remarks after ...

Erbil and Baghdad Reach Agreement on Oil and Budget

BAS News - 2019-11-25 17:06
ERBIL - Iraqi Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban announced on Monday that Erbil and Baghdad had reached an agreement on the oil and budget disputes. After a meeting with a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Ghadhban told reporters that th ...

PM Barzani Hails Progress in Erbil-Baghdad Ties

BAS News - 2019-11-24 21:35
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has hailed the progress in the relations between Erbil and Baghdad, noting that talks with Iraqi officials are at a good level. Barzani made the remarks after a meeting with a delegation who visited ...

Kurdistan Parliament Announces Fundraising Campaign for Syrian Refugees

BAS News - 2019-11-24 15:01
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament announced a fundraising campaign on Sunday to help the thousands of Syrian Kurdish refugees who fled their homes after the Turkish military attacks on their hometowns. Hemin Hawrami, deputy speaker of the parliament, s ...

Erbil-Washington Partnership "Vital" for Regional Security: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-11-23 21:52
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has argued that Erbil and Washington's partnership is "vital" for the regional security "more than ever." Barzani made the remarks in a statement on Twitter after meeting with US Vice President Mike ...

Syrian Kurds say repatriated Islamic State U.S. child, German and children

E-Kurd - 2019-11-23 17:43
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds have handed over an American toddler and three German children and their mother to their respective governments, a Kurdish official and a Kurdish source said on Saturday. After years of leading the battle agains ...

Turkey says 200 Syrians returned to area cleared of Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-11-22 13:28
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s defence ministry said Thursday that around 200 Syrians had returned to “their homes” after its offensive against Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) last month, with another 300 on the way. “Close to 200 of our Syrian brothers ...

KRG Devising New Framework to Find and Free Yezidi Abductees

BAS News - 2019-11-21 13:49
ERBIL — With he recent developments and after the territorial defeat of the Islamic State (IS), the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is devising a new framework to find and rescue the remaining Yezidi abductees. In August 2014, after IS jihadists over ...

Iraqi Kurdistan parliament to write constitution in current term: Hawrami

E-Kurd - 2019-11-16 07:07
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A constitution for Iraq’s Kurdistan region will be written during the current term of the Kurdistan Parliament, Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami said on Thursday. After 28 years of governing and nine cabinets, Iraqi Ku ...

All-female village in Syria temporarily evacuated after ongoing Turkish attacks

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-15 10:04
The Free Women’s Village, Jinwar, had to be temporarily evacuated after ongoing Turkish attacks near the area. (Photo: Kurdistan 24/Wladimir van Wilgenburg) ...

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 ...

Kurdistan: PKK Arrests Truck Driver for Rejecting to Pay Tax

BAS News - 2019-11-13 12:55
ERBIL — A young Kurdish truck driver was arrested on Tuesday by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) guerrillas in Sulaymaniyah province after he refused paying them a road tax. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the young man, identified as Shw ...

Samaritan's Purse Delivers Aid to Syrian Refugees in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-11-11 14:36
ERBIL — A plane loaded with humanitarian aids provided by Samaritan's Purse landed at the Erbil International Airport on Monday. The shipment goes to the Kurdish refugees who escaped their homes after Turkey attacked a massive military operation in north ...

Military Unit Retreats to Kurdistan Region after Attacked in Northern Syria

BAS News - 2019-11-04 17:08

PM Barzani Warns of Increasing IS Activities Despite Having al-Baghdadi Killed

BAS News - 2019-10-30 19:58
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani warns that the Islamic State (IS) could reconstitute and reorganize itself to continue its terror mission after the killing of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The top leader of the jihadist organi ...

War against Terrorism Must Continue, Barzani Says after Killing of IS Leader

BAS News - 2019-10-27 19:06
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, said the the war against terrorism must continue after the killing of Islamic State (IS) top leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Barzani, who previous ...

Kurdish Political Prisoner Released After Serving Ten Years Imprisonment Sentence

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-10-27 02:01
A Kurdish political prisoner held at Ardebil Central Prison was released from prison following the end of his ten-year imprisonment sentence, a reliable source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). “Omar… The post Kurdish Political Prisoner Rel ...

Protecting oil in northern Syria: Trump’s strategy under question

E-Kurd - 2019-10-26 12:33
WASHINGTON,— After abruptly pulling US troops who protected Kurdish fighters in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), President Donald Trump has identified protecting oil as the new goal in Syria. But experts question if the new strategy is realistic, or even legal ...

PICTURES: Russian Forces Enter Kobani in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-10-23 14:35
ERBIL — A convoy of Russian military police entered the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani, northern Syria, east of the Euphrates River. The mobilization of forces in the area came after Russia and Turkey reached an agreement on Tuesday over the control of Sy ...

Turkey says ‘no need’ to restart offensive against Syrian Kurds after deadline expires

E-Kurd - 2019-10-23 03:14
ISTANBUL,— Turkey said on Wednesday there was “no need” to restart its offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syrian Kurdistan, saying that it had been informed by the US that their withdrawal from the border areas had been “completed“. “At this stage, th ...

Iraqi, Syrian Kurds pelt U.S. troops with rocks and potatoes as they pull out from Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-10-22 16:56
HEWLÊR/QAMISHLO,— Betrayed Syrian Kurds hurled potatoes and abuse at a withdrawing convoy of US troops as they passed through the main Kurdish city of Qamishlo in Syrian Kurdistan on their way to Iraqi Kurdistan, after Trump vowed to pull U.S. troops fro ...

Turkish Army Continues Shelling Syrian Kurdish Border Town

BAS News - 2019-10-20 14:59
ERBIL — Despite a US-brokered ceasefire, Turkish army continues artillery bombardments in Ras al-Ain (Sare Kanie), norther Syria. Kurdistan 24 reported on Sunday that multiple explosions rocked the border town again after Turkish artillery resumed shelli ...

Kurdistan Region prepares for mass influx of Syrian refugees after Turkish assault

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-20 00:23

Syria: Several Wounded Evacuated from Sari Kani

BAS News - 2019-10-19 23:43
ERBIL - After nearly five days, a great number of wounded people were evacuated on Saturday from Sari Kani, also known as Ras al-Ain, in northern Syria, where Turkey has continued an offensive against the Kurdish forces, a report said. Kurdistan 24 cited ...

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens to restart operation against Syrian Kurds if deal not respected

E-Kurd - 2019-10-18 16:46
ISTANBUL,— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday warned that Ankara would restart its operation against Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan on Tuesday evening if they do not withdraw from a “safe zone”. After US Vice President Mike Pence came to A ...

‘Sporadic’ clashes in Syrian Kurdish Serêkaniyê town after Turkey announces truce

E-Kurd - 2019-10-18 12:05
SEREKANIYE, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Syrian ceasefire brokered by Vice President Mike Pence in Turkey had already been broken by Friday morning as gunfire and shelling was heard in the border city of Serêkaniyê (Ras al-Ain) in Syrian Kurdistan. Sporadic clas ...

PM Barzani Receives French FM, Discuss IS Detainees in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-18 11:05
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Friday received French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Erbil. Le Drian arrived in Erbil Thursday evening after a visit to Baghdad where he discussed the repatriation of Iraqi Islamic State ...

'If they see a Kurd, they’ll kill them': Syrian Kurds flee to Iraqi Kurdistan Thousands are displaced from north-east Syria after Turkey's incursion and the Syrian regime's deal with Kurdish groups October 16, 2019

The National AE - 2019-10-16 19:21

Kurdistan President Hosts Political Party Leaders to Discuss Current Situation

BAS News - 2019-10-16 18:58
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani hosted the leaders of the political parties represented at the parliament on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments in Kurdistan and the wider region. According to a press release after the meeti ...

RUDAW: Five ISIS militants escape north Syrian prison amid Turkish shelling: SDF

Justice for Kurds - 2019-10-14 18:45
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Five Islamic State (ISIS) militants have escaped the prison where they were detained in northern Syria amid Turkish shelling, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced Friday evening, a day after America’s defense chief told T ...

Foreign Journalists Leaving Syrian Kurdistan after SDF-Damascus Deal

BAS News - 2019-10-14 12:51
ERBIL — Foreign journalists covering the developments in the Syrian Kurdistan appear to be concerned with their safety after the deal between the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Syrian regime, deciding to leave the region. The Kurdish-led SDF reac ...

U.S. to pull last troops from Syria as Turkey advances against Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-10-14 00:13
WASHINGTON,— The United States is poised to withdraw some 1,000 troops from Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria), its defense secretary said on Sunday, after learning that Turkey planned to extend its military incursion against Kurdish militia further south ...

Germany Bans Arms Exports to Turkey after Incursion into Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-10-12 16:39
ERBIL — Germany has announced a ban of arms exports to Turkey in reaction to Turkey’s military incursion into the Syrian Kurdish territories, Bild Am Sonntag (Bams) reported on Saturday. "Against the backdrop of the Turkish military offensive in north-ea ...

Syria Kurds say 5 Islamic State prisoners escape after Turkey shelling

E-Kurd - 2019-10-11 21:37
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish officials said five detained members of the Islamic State group managed to escape from a Kurdish-run prison in Syrian Kurdistan (northeastern Syria) on Friday after Turkish shelling hit the area. “Five terrorists esca ...

Turkey launches air strike on Iraqi Kurdistan after diplomat killed

Yahoo - 2019-10-11 21:17

KRG Preparing for Any Possible Exodus of Syrian Kurds: Official

BAS News - 2019-10-11 00:37
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government is making all preparations to take in Kurds escaping from the Syrian Kurdish areas after the start of the Turkish military operation in the area, said a Kurdish official. On Wednesday, the Turkish army together w ...

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 ...

Syrian Kurds say repulsed new Turkish ground attack

E-Kurd - 2019-10-10 13:29
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish forces said they repulsed a fresh Turkish ground attack in Syrian Kurdistan, northeastern Syria, Thursday, a day after Ankara launched a cross-border assault that has drawn international condemnation. Turkey bombarded ...

How the world is reacting to Turkey’s assault in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-10 01:42
PARIS,— World governments reacted with concern Wednesday after Turkey launched a military offensive on Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria), while the UN Security Council plans to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the assault. Here are ...

NATO chief urges ‘restraint’ from Turkey in operation against Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-10-09 19:56
BRUSSELS,— NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday urged Turkey to show “restraint” in its operation against Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan, warning that the fight against the Islamic State group should not be put at risk. After NATO member Turkey l ...

Syrian government says would welcome Kurds back into fold after Washington left them

E-Kurd - 2019-10-08 14:57
BEIRUT,— Damascus is ready to welcome Syria’s Kurds back into the fold after Washington left them to face Turkish military threats alone, a senior official said in comments published Tuesday. Ankara has threatened an offensive in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava ...

Europeans fear Islamic State comeback after Trump pullback from Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-10-08 09:30
PARIS,— European powers on Monday warned against a threatened Turkish offensive in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, saying the move, which has been facilitated by a US pullout, would boost the Islamic State group and spark a new refugee crisi ...

Kurdistan orders mass polio vaccination campaign after outbreak in Philippines

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-06 19:13

Turkish minister threatens ‘to devastate’ Istanbul mayor over ousted Kurdish mayors

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
ANKARA,— Turkey’s interior minister on Tuesday threatened “to devastate” the mayor of Istanbul over his support for three Kurdish mayors who were replaced by state officials over alleged links to Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK less than five months after t ...

Iraqi Kurdistan prevents Arabs from returning home, HRW says

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
BEIRUT,— The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is preventing about 4,200 Sunni Arabs from returning home to 12 villages east of Mosul in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. More than three years after the Hamdaniya district was ...

KDP’s Firsat Sofi elected as new Erbil Governor, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan region,— Firsat Sofi was on Thursday elected the 41st governor of Erbil province on the KDP list after winning 27 out of a possible 28 Erbil Provincial Council votes Sofi, 41, is a member of the locally dominant Kurdistan De ...

Dr. Farhad Pirbal released on bail after two months in custody in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish writer, intellectual of Kurdish literature, and Salahaddin university professor Dr. Farhad Pirbal was released on bail on Wednesday after spending more than two months in jail on arson charges. Pirbal is we ...

Kurdsat stops broadcasting after 20 years, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdsat Broadcasting Corporation closed its doors on Wednesday after nearly twenty years of bringing news and entertainment to Iraqi Kurdistan region. In response to the closure, Director of External Affairs of the Pa ...

Syrian Kurdish fighters start pullback from Turkish border: Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-08-27 16:24
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syrian said Tuesday their forces had started to withdraw from outposts along the Turkish border after a US-Turkish deal for a buffer zone there. They said work ...

Turkish troops will enter planned Syria safe zone ‘soon’, Erdogan says

E-Kurd - 2019-08-26 15:54
ANKARA,— Turkish ground troops will enter a planned safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria “very soon,” President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, after a joint operation centre with the United States opened at the weekend. Turkey and the ...

Three Turkish soldiers killed, seven wounded in clash with PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-25 18:44
ANKARA,— Three Turkish soldiers were killed and seven were wounded in a clash with Kurdish militants in Iraqi Kurdistan region, the Turkish defence ministry said Sunday. The statement came after Turkey on Friday launched the third phase of an operation b ...

German defense minister to visit Kurdistan Region after trip to Baghdad

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-20 21:36

Islamic State fighter stripped of UK citizenship hopes Canada will take him

E-Kurd - 2019-08-20 17:24
LONDON,— A Muslim convert who was stripped of his British citizenship after traveling to Syria to fight with Islamic State said on Monday he hoped Canada, where he is a citizen, would take him from the Kurdish prison in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) he is be ...

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 ...
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