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16. October 2020 – Protest march against violence in Colombia

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2020-10-19 21:34

The Energy Bulletin Weekly 19 October 2020 - Resilience

Resilience - 2020-10-19 20:54

Turkish forces and mercenaries bomb Ain Issa

ANF - 2020-10-19 17:12
The Turkish state continues its genocidal attacks on North-East Syria as part of its offensive seeking to invade the region together with jihadist gangs, which has been continuing since October 2019. ...

Early Edition: October 19, 2020 - Just Security

Justsecurity - 2020-10-19 17:04

Kurdistan Region President receives India’s Ambassador to Iraq

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2020-10-19 06:39
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, October 18, 2020 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received India’s Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Shri Birender Singh Yadav, on Sunday in Erbil. At the meeting, the two sides shed light on India’s relations with Iraq and the ...

Yazidi homecoming could follow Iraq’s October 9 agreement with Kurds - Mission Network News

Mnnonline - 2020-10-19 06:35

Coronavirus Latest: Wednesday, October 14

Yahoo - 2020-10-19 02:28

Bulls Lose Nerve in Test of Emerging Markets’ October Resilience - BNN Bloomberg

Bnnbloomberg - 2020-10-18 19:16

European Council conclusions on external relations, 1 October 2020 - Consilium

Europa - 2020-10-18 11:14

Kurdistan Region President extends condolences on the passing of Jamal Bakhtiar

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2020-10-17 19:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, October 16, 2020 It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of the renowned Kurdish painter Jamal Bakhtiar. Mr. Bakhtiar was a devoted artist who dedicated his life to art, serving his people and country passionately a ...

Kurdistan Region President denounces attack on KDP headquarters in Baghdad

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2020-10-17 19:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, October 17, 2020 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani issued a statement on Monday, condemning the attack on the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Baghdad, where rioters set fire to the KDP head offic ...

Update for October 17 - The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

Mirrorspectator - 2020-10-17 18:27

Greek Foreign Minister to visit Armenia on October 16 – Public Radio of Armenia

Armradio - 2020-10-17 02:11

Letters to the Editor: October 16, 2020 – Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Eptrail - 2020-10-17 00:31

Russian FM To Arrive In Athens On October 26 - Greek City Times

Greekcitytimes - 2020-10-16 18:11

Early Edition: October 16, 2020 - Just Security

Justsecurity - 2020-10-16 15:16

Refugees leaving Hol camp must have no connection with ISIS

ANF - 2020-10-16 12:05
The Autonomous Administration is releasing Syrian refugee families from Hol camp since 10 October. The refugees must have no connection with ISIS ...

Kurdistan Region President receives Governor of Karbala

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2020-10-16 08:51
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, October 15, 2020 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received the Governor of Karbala, Mr. Nsaif Jassim Al-Khattabi in Erbil on Thursday. At the meeting, Governor Al-Khattabi shed light on the general situation in the Gov ...

Hundreds of ISIS members in Syria released by Kurdish authorities The 631 prisoners were freed as part of an amnesty requested by tribal leaders October 15, 2020

The National AE - 2020-10-16 01:23

Azerbaijan bombs Armenia despite ceasefire, conflict may escalate

ANF - 2020-10-15 12:43
The ceasefire brokered by Russia last Saturday 10 October in Nagorno Karabakh has been repeatedly violated. ...

Thursday 15 October 2020 - The Monocle Minute | Monocle

Monocle - 2020-10-15 08:46

100 prisoners released through general amnesty in Manbij

ANF - 2020-10-14 18:48
Manbij Social Justice Council announced that 100 prisoners have been released through a general amnesty introduced by the Autonomous Administration on October 10. ...

Tom Stevenson · In the Grey Zone: Proxy Warfare · LRB 22 October 2020

LRB - 2020-10-14 15:13

Kurdish Prisoner on Hunger Strike with Sewn Lips at Orumiyeh Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2020-10-14 02:13
Kurdish prisoner Ali Mohammadi-Moghaddam went on a hunger strike on Saturday, October 10, in protest to the enforcement of his release order made by the Tehran Military Court being sabotaged. The prisoner… The post Kurdish Prisoner on Hunger Strike with S ...

Today would have been Margaret Thatcher’s 95th birthday

AEI - 2020-10-14 00:13
Margaret Hilda Thatcher (pictured above) was born on this day (October 13) in 1925 and today would have been her 95th birthday. Unfortunately, she died on April 8, 2013, at the age of 87. To honor Baroness Thatcher on her 95th birthday here is my annual t ...

Coronavirus Latest: Tuesday, October 13

Yahoo - 2020-10-13 22:13

Turkish authorities ban unprecedented Kurdish-language play in Istanbul

E-Kurd - 2020-10-13 21:36
ISTANBUL,— Turkish authorities have banned a Kurdish-language play that was due to be shown on Tuesday in Istanbul’s municipal theatre for the first time in its 106-year history, organisers told AFP. The play “Beru” was included in the October programme o ...

Kurdistan’s Weekly Brief October 13, 2020

Washington Kurdish Institute - 2020-10-13 19:45

New arrest decision for jailed former MPs Tuncel and Tuğluk

ANF - 2020-10-13 09:42
Sebahat Tuncel and Aysel Tuğluk, who testified from Kandıra No 1 F Type Closed Prison, to the investigation launched by Ankara Chief Prosecutor on the October 6-8 Kobanê protests, were arrested. ...

Swedish female ISIS supporters may be tried in Syria for terrorism offences Kurdish authorities say they want to prosecute ISIS terrorists locally October 12, 2020

The National AE - 2020-10-12 18:00

A Civilian Injured by a Landmine Explosion

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2020-10-12 02:09
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that a Kurdish civilian ‘Khosrow Hassani’ was injured in a landmine explosion in Mariwan on Wednesday, October 7. The 38-year-old civilian is said to… The post A Civilian Injured by a Landmine Explos ...

US and European Trade Talk Update – October 3, 2020

Natlawreview - 2020-10-11 11:22

Syrian Future Party pays tribute to Hevrîn Xelef

ANF - 2020-10-11 10:24
Hevrîn Xelef, Secretary General of the Syrian Future Party, was murdered by the Turkish state gangs on 12 October 2019, while the Turkish state and its mercenaries continued their invasion attacks on Rojava. ...

The Middle East framed - regional photography for October 8, 2020

Alkhaleejtoday - 2020-10-10 20:31

Kurdistan Region President welcomes the agreement on the status of Shingal (Sinjar) District

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2020-10-10 20:13
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, October 9, 2020 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani issued a statement on the agreement between Iraq’s Federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government on the status of the Shingal district. Below is the statement ...

Kurdistan Region President offers condolences on the passing of Mahabad Qaradaghi

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2020-10-10 20:13
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, October 10, 2020 It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Mahabad Qaradaghi; a poet, author, and activist. Mrs. Mahabad Qaradaghi served the Kurdish literature immensely. She was an ardent champion of women’s righ ...

Autonomous Administration issues general amnesty

ANF - 2020-10-10 15:27
The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria issued a general amnesty for crimes committed before October 10, 2020. ...

Lawyer Merve Nur Doğan jailed in Amed

ANF - 2020-10-10 11:14
Lawyer Merve Nur Doğan, who had been in detention since 7 October in Amed, was remanded in custody accused of "being a member of an illegal organization". ...

Azerbaijan and Armenia agree on ceasefire as of today

ANF - 2020-10-10 10:09
The Foreign Ministers of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia have agreed on a ceasefire in Nagorno Karabakh as of today, 10 October. ...

Thousands protest against international conspiracy in Kobanê

ANF - 2020-10-09 20:56
Masses protested against the October 9 international conspiracy and vowed to frustrate the conspiracy and occupation attacks. ...

09. October 2020 – Elections in Myanmar

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2020-10-09 14:38

It’s Time To Break With Erdogan

Justice for Kurds - 2020-10-09 14:34
On the one year anniversary of the Turkish invasion of northern Syria, Justice for Kurds Chairman Thomas S. Kaplan and President Bernard-Henri Lévy publish a strong statement entitled “It’s Time to Break with Erdogan” in The New York Times, October 9, 202 ...

Azerbaijan, Turkey Attack: October 8 Round up - The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

Mirrorspectator - 2020-10-09 09:51

01. October 2020 – Violence against Brazil's indigenous peoples

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2020-10-09 08:51

Early Edition: October 8, 2020 - Just Security

Justsecurity - 2020-10-08 16:52

Kurdish youth march from Lavrio to Athens

ANF - 2020-10-08 15:07
Young people who plan to reach Athens on October 10 will walk to the Turkish Consulate with new participation in Academia Square. ...

Headlines for October 07, 2020 | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-10-08 13:35

Banned for Life from US because of support for the Kurds - Beyond the Matrix [audio] - The Jewish Press - | Israel News Talk Radio | 20 Tishri 5781 – October 8, 2020 |

Jewishpress - 2020-10-08 09:24

01. October 2020 – Hans-Peter Friedrich releases a video on the 71st anniversary of the People's Republic of China

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2020-10-08 07:22

Kurdistan Region President extends condolences on the passing of Sheikh Salar Hafid

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2020-10-08 00:10
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, October 7, 2020 It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Sheikh Salar Hafid, the renowned public figure of Slemani City and relative of the late Kurdish leader, Sheikh Mahmoud Barzinji. Our thoughts and symp ...

05. October 2020 – Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2020-10-07 18:42

PKK: We must win freedom on the anniversary of the conspiracy

ANF - 2020-10-07 13:01
PKK Executive Committee: “We call on all our people and our friends to join our campaign "Time to Realize Freedom", to protest stronger against the 9 October conspiracy, and to participate more strongly in "Freedom Day for Leader Apo" on October 10." ...

06. October 2020 – State of emergency in Bolivia

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2020-10-07 11:05

New Online Zumba Class for Women

Kurdish & ME Women's Organisation - 2020-10-07 09:31
ZUMBA CLASS On ZOOM Every Thursday 10:30 – 11:30 am Starting from 8 th October 2020 ...

Peace in Kurdistan joins campaign calling for Freedom for Ocalan

ANF - 2020-10-07 08:50
The campaign “End Isolation, Fascism and Occupation - Time for Freedom" was launched on 12 September. The Kurds have now declared that 10 October will be a global Freedom for Ocalan Day. ...

Kurdistan Region President’s message on the occasion of Yazidi Jamayi holiday

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2020-10-07 03:04
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, October 6, 2020 On the occasion of the Yazidi Jamayi holidays (Eda Hechiya), I extend my warmest congratulations to all our Yazidi sisters and brothers in Kurdistan and around the world. I wish them happy and joyful holidays and h ...

President Nechirvan Barzani receives US Deputy Assistant Secretary David Copley

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2020-10-07 03:04
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, October 6, 2020 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq Affairs in the U.S. Department of State’s Near Eastern Affairs bureau, David Copley, in Erbil on Tuesday. At the meeting, bo ...

Coronavirus Latest: Tuesday, October 6

Yahoo - 2020-10-06 23:56

Kurdistan’s Weekly Brief October 6, 2020

Washington Kurdish Institute - 2020-10-06 21:02

Kurds to release 15,000 detained in overcrowded ISIS containment camps All the Syrian nationals held in the camp are to be released as Kurds urge more international support October 6, 2020

The National AE - 2020-10-06 19:30

Kurdistan Region Vice President attends memorial service of late Yazidi religious leader

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2020-10-05 16:47
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, October 5, 2020 On behalf of the Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani, Kurdistan Region Vice President Mustafa Said Qadir, accompanied by Kurdistan Region Chief of Staff Fawzi Hariri and a number of presidential advisors a ...

YPJ General Command pays tribute to Arîn Mîrkan

ANF - 2020-10-05 12:27
The YPJ General Command commemorated fighter Arîn Mîrkan who fell martyr on 5 October 2014 defending Kobanê. ...

An ‘October surprise’ may hit a beleaguered Kadhimi - GulfToday

Gulftoday - 2020-10-04 18:55

Five Cyberspace Activists Summoned

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2020-10-04 02:01
“On October 1, 2020, five Cyberspace activists in Saqqez were summoned to court by the complaint of the former mayor of the city”, an informed source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network(KHRN).… The post Five Cyberspace Activists Summoned appeared firs ...

President Nechirvan Barzani in a statement: All of us must preserve stability in Kurdistan Region and Iraq.

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2020-10-01 18:32
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, October 1, 2020 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani issued a statement on the rocket attack that targeted the bases of the coalition forces in Erbil. Below is the statement: ‪Last night, around 8:30 p.m., a group of sabot ...

Four rockets strike close to US military base in Erbil, Iraq Kurdistan Regional Government's anti-terrorism department confirms attack October 1, 2020

The National AE - 2020-10-01 01:30

Second stage in the October 9 period- VII

ANF - 2020-09-26 15:51
The Kurdish People's Leader had to leave the Middle East on October 9, 1998. "From now on, a relentless pursuit and control were to be continued by the NATO and the United States wherever I went." ...

The HDP cannot be silenced: Reactions to today's arrests

ANF - 2020-09-25 11:53
As part of the investigation conducted by the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office on the grounds of the Kobanê protests between 5 and 8 October 2014, 82 HDP members have been taken into custody. ...

Several detained in major operation against the HDP

ANF - 2020-09-25 08:45
In Turkey, arrest warrant has been issued for 82 people in 7 cities in connection with the Kobanê protests in October 2014. The mayor of Kars, Ayhan Bilgen and former MP Sirri Süreyya Önder have also been detained. ...

Pre-9 October period and the 1 September 1998 ceasefire - V

ANF - 2020-09-24 19:31
According to the Kurdish People’s Leader, the efforts for ceasefire and the Turkish General Staff clearing the way for dialogue was a trick but he still didn’t want to be side breaking the ceasefire. ...

Action day on October 10: Rise up against isolation!

ANF - 2020-09-24 18:07
The Kurdish umbrella organization in Germany, KON-MED calls for a decentralized day of action for the freedom of Abdullah Ocalan on October 10 under the motto #RiseUpAgainstIsolation. ...

Aurora to kick off a global series of events on October 19 in New York City – Public Radio of Armenia

Armradio - 2020-09-24 13:42

Most recent US elections have had an international event as the October Surprise. This one may be no different

WTVA - 2020-09-23 19:12

Cultural event for children in Washokani Camp

ANF - 2020-09-21 11:57
"On the anniversary of the invasion of Serêkaniyê and Girê Spî [October], we will focus on organizing the refugees also through the opening of cultural centers in the camps in Hesekê," said Hesekê Culture and Arts Committee Co-chair. ...

Most recent US elections have had an international event as the October Surprise. This one may be no different

Actionnewsnow - 2020-09-21 11:48

Bloomberg: The Kurds Have Paid Dearly for Trump’s Recklessness

Justice for Kurds - 2020-09-20 17:49
A new report details the horrific consequences of the U.S. withdrawal from Syria last year. President Donald Trump made one of his most reckless decisions last October, when he tweeted he was ending the U.S. mission in Syria, to the great surprise of his ...

Most recent US elections have had an international event as the October Surprise. This one may be no different - Erie News Now | WICU and WSEE in Erie, PA

Erienewsnow - 2020-09-20 03:23

Most recent US elections have had an international event as the October Surprise. This one may be no different - CNNPolitics

CNN - 2020-09-19 08:20

Qatar Airways to operate daily flights to Yerevan from October 5 – Public Radio of Armenia

Armradio - 2020-09-18 17:18

Qatar Airways to operate daily flights to Yerevan from October 15 – Public Radio of Armenia

Armradio - 2020-09-18 16:13

Qatar Airways to operate five flights per week to Yerevan from October 15 – Public Radio of Armenia

Armradio - 2020-09-18 13:27

Bolivia self-proclaimed president withdraws from October election

ANF - 2020-09-18 11:39
Self-declared president Añez assured that she made the decision "for the greater good". ...

#TimeForTravel: South Africa to open for international travel from 1 October - The Moodie Davitt Report - The Moodie Davitt Report

Moodiedavittreport - 2020-09-18 06:50

Libya's Prime Minister announces resignation

ANF - 2020-09-16 23:10
Libya’s internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj announced his intention to step down by the end of October. ...

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi postpones launch to October 16 | Aviation – Gulf News

Gulfnews - 2020-09-10 16:11

#TimeForTravel: Oman set to open to international traffic from 1 October - The Moodie Davitt Report - The Moodie Davitt Report

Moodiedavittreport - 2020-09-09 16:51

Council of Europe urges Turkey to release Osman Kavala

ANF - 2020-09-04 19:22
Given the urgency of the situation, the Committee of Ministers will resume its examination of this case at its next regular meeting to supervise the implementation of ECHR judgments from 29 September to 1 October 2020. ...

School year to start in October, most classes... |

Rûdaw - 2020-09-02 16:58

Happy 181st birthday to trade economist Henry George — he wrote Milton Friedman’s favorite book on trade

AEI - 2020-09-02 02:56
It would have been Henry George’s 181st birthday tomorrow on Wednesday, September 2; he was born in Philadelphia on that day in 1839 and he died on October 29, 1897. To honor Henry George’s legacy and his significant contributions to advancing the princip ...

Iraq extends flight suspension to Turkey until October - The National

Thenational - 2020-09-01 14:29

Turkey extends suspension of Iraq flights to October 1: aviation authority

Rûdaw - 2020-09-01 07:08

31/08/2020 Iraq suspends flights to and from Turkey until October

ESTA - 2020-08-31 16:51

Autonomous Administration opens new refugee camp in Hesekê

ANF - 2020-08-16 08:55
The invading Turkish state and its mercenaries occupied the cities of Serêkaniyê and Girê Spî as a result of their attacks on Northern and Eastern Syria on 9 October 2019. ...

Bolivia elections set for 18 October

ANF - 2020-08-14 08:38
Bolivia's Legislative branch Thursday processed a law so that October 18 be the deadline for holding presidential elections. ...

Kamala Harris, Vice Presidential nominee on the Kurds

Justice for Kurds - 2020-08-13 07:45
October, 2019: Kamala Harris wrote: “Donald Trump sold out the Kurds and gave hundreds of ISIS fighters a get-out-of-jail-free card. There are only four winners: Russia, Iran, Assad, and ISIS.” See her full statement in the Sirius radio excerpt below, in ...

Five arrested during house searches in Malazgirt

ANF - 2020-08-11 15:13
In Malazgirt district of Muş, five people have been arrested for involvement in the Kobanê protests in October 2014. Their apartments were searched by police units. ...

‘Don’t Be A Fool!’: Read Trump’s October 9 Letter To Erdogan

Forbes - 2020-08-07 09:35

Demirtaş and Yüksekdağ remain in prison

ANF - 2020-07-27 18:56
Figen Yüksekdağ and Selahattin Demirtaş are accused of “inciting people” during the protests for Kobanê in October 2014. ...

Mother of Çiçek Kobane calls for action for her daughter

ANF - 2020-07-26 14:04
The trial of YPJ member Çiçek Kobane, who was abducted to Turkey by Islamists last October, will resume in Urfa on Tuesday. Her mother appeals to human rights organizations to stand up for her. ...

Bolivian Supreme Electoral Tribunal postpones elections

ANF - 2020-07-24 10:21
Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announced that the general elections will be postponed from September 6 to October 18. ...
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