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Iran has executed 44 Kurds in past six months: Report

The Kurdish Project - 2018-09-22 23:19
The rights group also added that 11 other political activists had been put on death row. The post Iran has executed 44 Kurds in past six months: Report appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Barzani: KDP Wants to Ensure Coexistence in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-22 16:31
ERBIL - The Kurds have always avoided extremism and violence in Iraq, and they have not let the disputes between Erbil and Baghdad cause hatred and antagonisms among the different religious and ethnic groups. Moreover the Kurdistan Democratic Party's (KD ...

Iranian Kurds Mark First Anniversary of Kurdistan Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2018-09-21 13:08
ERBIL — A few days ahead of the first anniversary of the Kurdistan independence referendum, a number of hikers in the Iranian Kurdistan have hailed the prolonged struggle of Kurdish prominent leader, Masoud Barzani in preserving the rights of Kurds. Acco ...

Syria Kurds hand over female Islamic State member to Sudan

E-Kurd - 2018-09-21 09:35
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds said they handed over a Sudanese woman accused of belonging to the Islamic State group and her baby to a Sudanese diplomat Thursday, while hundreds more foreigners remained in their custody. Kurdish authorities ...

Sudan takes custody of woman accused of belonging to ISIS in Syria

The Defense Post - 2018-09-20 22:16
Syria's Kurds said they handed over a Sudanese woman accused of belonging to Islamic State and her baby to a Sudanese diplomat The post Sudan takes custody of woman accused of belonging to ISIS in Syria appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Masoud Barzani: “Peace and negotiation have always been our choice,”

Waar Media - 2018-09-20 15:09
WAAR-DUHOK: The president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, has reiterated that Kurds will never give up on the strategic goals they have set for themselves. Barzani, who previously served as the president of Kurdistan Regio ...

The Hyphenated Nostalgia—When a Person Becomes a Nation

E-Kurd - 2018-09-20 05:52
Kovan H. Saado | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Last week, Kurds in the city of Sulaimani, the Cultural Capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), gathered in a public place to unveil an equestrian statue of Ibrahim Pasha the founder of the city and the last ...

Barzani: We Won’t Retreat from Our Strategic Goals

BAS News - 2018-09-19 16:49
ERBIL — Well-known Kurdish leader and the president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, has reiterated that Kurds will never give up on the strategic goals they have set for themselves. Barzani, who previously served as the pr ...

Masrour Barzani: Next Iraqi Government Should Not Overlook Any Component

BAS News - 2018-09-19 16:02
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani reasserted that the Kurds expect the next Iraqi government to reflect the people of the country, and it does not overlook any component. Barzani discussed the issue while rece ...

Baghdad’s Rule Orders Kurds Evacuate Their Homes in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-09-19 12:17
ERBIL — Baghdad-appointed authorities in the Kurdish province of Kirkuk have stepped up their efforts to oust Kurds from the city, according to officials. Kirkuk, an oil-rich province disputed between Erbil and Baghdad, has fallen under the rule of Irani ...

Najdmaddin Karim on Kirkuk: Kurds Being Discriminated Speaking Kurdish

BAS News - 2018-09-18 11:27
ERBIL — The legitimate governor of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, who is ousted by Baghdad from his position since the Iraqi government took over the Kurdish province last October, said Kirkuk is under a “threatening” campaign of Arabisation. In a statement ma ...

Shi'ite Leaders to Support Kurds in Electing New Iraqi President: MP

BAS News - 2018-09-17 22:28
ERBIL - The coalition of al-Bina, led by Hadi al-Amiri and Nouri al-Maliki, has asserted that it would vote for any nominee for the Iraqi president as long as he wins the majority of Kurds' votes. Talking to BasNews, Naeem al-Aboudi, a lawmaker from the ...

Two Kurdish Migrants Drown in Aegean Sea

BAS News - 2018-09-17 21:47
ERBIL - At least two Kurdish female migrants drowned on Monday when trying to reach Greece through Turkey's western coast, said an official. Ari Jalal, head of Kurdistan Federation for Migrants told BasNews that the two Kurds had died after their boat sa ...

Barzani: Iraqis to Punish Chauvinists Who Opposed to Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2018-09-17 14:41
ERBIL — Influential Kurdish politician and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, said the people of Iraq have proven that they reject Chauvinism, and they will punish those who stand against the Kurds and their rights. Barzani made the re ...

Kurds opt out of first local elections in Syria since 2011

E-Kurd - 2018-09-17 11:24
DAMASCUS,— Syria held its first municipal elections since 2011 on Sunday, amid tensions with Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the country’s self-administered Kurdish region, which refused to allow polls. Turnout was modest at stations in the Syrian capital and ...

Three More Kurds Replaced by Arabs, Turkmens in Kirkuk: Document

BAS News - 2018-09-16 23:32
ERBIL - Three more Kurdish officials have been removed from offices in Kirkuk province, and they were replaced by Arabs and Turkmens, according to a formal document. BasNews has obtained a copy of the document which is signed by Karim Wali Jamil, directo ...

JNS: Kurds remain first in Iran’s firing line

Justice for Kurds - 2018-09-16 18:09
Iran’s regime is defying the newly found U.S. resolve to counter its malign influence with whatever means it has at its disposal. On Sept. 8, seven missiles were launched against the headquarters of an Iranian Kurdish rebel group in Koysinjaq, close to th ...

Kurds Win 6 Seats in Swedish Parliament

BAS News - 2018-09-16 11:19
ERBIL — Six candidates of Kurdish origins have won seats in the September 9 Swedish parliamentary election. The new Swedish Kurdish parliament members are Gulan Avci (Liberal Party), Serkan Köse (Social Democrats), Qadir Kasirga (Social Democrats), Lawen ...

Iraqi Parliament to Convene, Elect Second Deputy Speaker

BAS News - 2018-09-16 09:19
ERBIL — Iraqi lawmakers are scheduled to hold another session on Sunday and elect the second deputy parliament speaker. The position is reserved for Kurds, but the MPs failed during Saturday session to elect one Kurdish lawmaker among three. According to ...

Barzani: Kurds's Rights Should be Ensured in Future Iraqi Government

BAS News - 2018-09-15 23:41
ERBIL - The Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani reiterated again that the future Iraqi government should be based on a true partnership, consensus, and balance in power to ensure the constitutional rights ...

Baghdad-Appointed Governor Sacks 6 More Kurdish Officials in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-09-15 13:23
ERBIL — The current governor of Kirkuk province, Rakan al-Jabouri, has ordered dismissal of six more Kurds from their offices across the Kurdish disputed province. According to the order, dated 13 September, the six officials were working for Kirkuk muni ...

Setze kurds detinguts a l'Iran per fer vaga

KurdisCat - 2018-09-14 20:10
Les autoritats iranianes han arrestat fins a setze kurds per la seva participació en una vaga general el dimecres, segons observadors dels drets humans. L'agència de notícies dels activistes de drets humans (HRANA), que divulga notícies de periodistes ira ...
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