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New Hampshire and Nevada, in 2016 and 2020

AEI - 2020-02-19 00:00
Nevada’s up next on Saturday, February 22. The electorates in New Hampshire and Nevada differ in significant ways, as have the 2016 and 2020 Democratic nomination contests so far. The post New Hampshire and Nevada, in 2016 and 2020 appeared first on Ameri ...

The Resistance of Dignity … A Statement To The Public Opinion

SDF Press - 2020-02-18 20:53
The Turkish invasion army and its terrorist mercenaries have intensified their attack and shelling with heavy weapons and missiles on the points and areas adjacent to the occupied cities of Sare Kaniyeh/ Ras Al Ain and Gire Spi/Tal Abyad. On Saturday, Feb ...

Chinese man dies in Paris: first death from coronavirus in Europe

ANF - 2020-02-16 08:50
French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said on Saturday that an 80-year-old Chinese tourist has died of the fast-spreading coronavirus in France, becoming the first fatality in Europe. ...

Turkey denies flouting agreement with Russia in Syria's Idlib province

Reuters - 2020-02-15 20:28
Turkey dismissed on Saturday Russian accusations that it has flouted de-escalation agreements with Russia and Iran in Syria's Idlib province, and threatened to take military action in the area if diplomatic efforts with Moscow fail. ...

Turkey says Libya's Haftar violating ceasefire, must be stopped

Reuters - 2020-02-15 11:49
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar on Saturday of constantly violating a ceasefire in the country, saying he "must be stopped" so a political solution could be found. ...

PUK adopts co-leadership system, with at least two co-presidents, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2020-02-09 00:22
Lahur Sheikh Jangi Talabani and Bafel Talabani strongest candidates SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) adopted a new leadership structure for on Saturday following a vote by the powerful General Leadership Committe ...

Planting Tress in Palestine Park

SDF Press - 2020-02-08 19:57
Al-Tabqa- The People’s Municipality began, on Saturday, the project of rehabilitating Palestine Park, located on Palestine Street in the center of the city by planting a group of ornamental and fruit trees. It aims to increase green spaces and provide rec ...

Coronavirus claims 723 lives

ANF - 2020-02-08 11:52
The number of deaths from China's coronavirus outbreak has risen to 723 on Saturday. ...

Russians head to Turkey for talks on Syria's Idlib offensive: minister

Reuters - 2020-02-07 20:31
Russian officials will arrive in Turkey on Saturday for talks aimed at stopping the Syrian government's offensive in Syria's northwestern Idlib region and halt a humanitarian catastrophe there, Turkey's foreign minister said on Friday. ...

Sinn Féin says Saturday is set to be a historic day

ANF - 2020-02-07 11:37
Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald is calling on people to come out in their hundreds of thousands and to vote for change on Saturday. ...

خۆ پێشاندان بۆ كووردكان لە ووڵاتی پاریس

Roji Kurd - 2020-02-06 00:11
NO ABANDONING THE KURDS FACE ERDOGAN! Call to protest this Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 11:30, on the Esplanade of Human Rights, Place du Trocadéro. Nothing has done. Nor the indignation of world opinion. Neither the misunderstanding of the military, di ...

Burkina Faso: Gunmen kill 20 civilians in attack

BBC - 2020-02-03 00:44
The attack took place in a village in north-western Burkina Faso late on Saturday. ...

New Iraqi PM Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi rejected by protesters

E-Kurd - 2020-02-02 06:26
BAGHDAD,— New Prime Minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi appealed to downtrodden Iraqis for their support on Saturday hours after his appointment by President Barham Salih, but protesters were already rejecting the head of government as a stooge of the politic ...

Iraqi president appoints Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi as new PM

E-Kurd - 2020-02-01 19:38
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi President Barham Salih appointed on Saturday Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi as new prime minister, State TV reported, ending more than two months of a political deadlock. Allawi would run the country until early elections can be held. He must form ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Erbil airport denies entry to three Chinese over coronavirus

E-Kurd - 2020-02-01 16:39
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Erbil International Airport in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq denied entry to three Chinese citizens over fears about the coronavirus outbreak in China, authorities said on Saturday. The three passenge ...

Brazilian Petrobras workers go on indefinite strike from tomorrow

ANF - 2020-01-30 11:29
Brazilian oil company Petrobras workers will go on an indefinite strike as from tomorrow, Saturday. The workers are protesting a plan by the state-controlled company to close the Parana Nitrogen Fertilizer plant firing its 396 workers. ...

Iraqi president Barham Salih meets Pope Francis at the Vatican

E-Kurd - 2020-01-26 23:19
VATICAN CITY,— Pope Francis met Iraq’s president on Saturday and the two agreed that the country’s sovereignty must be respected, following attacks on Iraqi territory this month by the United States and Iran. President Barham Salih held private talks for ...

Syrian Kurdish authorities move 21 orphans out of al-Hol camp

E-Kurd - 2020-01-26 23:19
Al-Hol Camp, Syria,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) said they transferred 21 orphans from a squalid displacement camp in northeast Syria on Saturday, including two French children who are set to be repatriated. The children, including so ...

Saturday Mothers remember Ayşenur Şimşek

ANF - 2020-01-25 19:51
Saturday Mothers in Istanbul have called for the punishment of the murderers of Ayşenur Şimşek. On 24 January 1995, the pharmacist was kidnapped, tortured and finally murdered by the counter-guerrilla. The perpetrators were not brought to justice. ...

Iraqi security forces raid Baghdad’s main protest camp, shoot at demonstrators

E-Kurd - 2020-01-25 14:38
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi security forces raided Baghdad’s main protest site at Tahrir Square on Saturday, firing live rounds and tear gas at anti-government demonstrators who have camped out there for months, Reuters reporters said. There were no immediate reports ...

Europe-wide demonstrations for Shengal

ANF - 2020-01-18 21:34
In Europe-wide demonstrations on Saturday, many people denounced Turkey's genocidal attacks against the Yazidi community in southern Kurdistan and demanded an official status for Shengal. ...

TJK-E call on women to join demos against attacks on Shengal

ANF - 2020-01-17 11:28
The TJK-E called on women to take to the streets on Saturday 18 January in Europe and to protest the Turkish army attacks against Shengal. ...

Mother of HDP MP released from custody

ANF - 2020-01-13 15:30
The mother of Kurdish parliamentarian Nurcan Imir had been arrested at Ankara airport on Saturday. ...

Saturday afternoon links

AEI - 2020-01-12 00:24
1. Chart of the Day I (above) shows the annual returns on: a) the average actively-managed, high-fee hedge fund and b) the passively-managed low-costP 500 index over the last 11 years from 2009 to 2019. In each of those last 11 years, theP 500 has out-per ...

President Nechirvan Barzani sends condolences on the death of Sultan Qaboos

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2020-01-11 17:49
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, January 11, 2020 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani offered his condolences on Saturday to the Sultan of Oman, Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, on the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said. In his letter, the president expressed his ...

Iraq’s caretaker PM arrives in Kurdistan Region, meets with Kurdish officials

E-Kurd - 2020-01-11 14:03
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraq’s caretaker prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi arrived in Kurdistan capital city of Erbil on Saturday to meet with senior Kurdish officials about recent developments in Iraq and the Region, including tensions betw ...

Iran says it mistakenly shot down the Ukrainian plane

ANF - 2020-01-11 09:25
Iran said on Saturday it had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard and voiced deep regret ...

KOM-MED: In Paris to demand justice for Sakine, Fidan and Leyla

ANF - 2020-01-09 12:24
KON-MED called on people to join the march to be held in Paris on Saturday 11 January to demand justice for Sakine, Fidan and Leyla. ...

In Paris to demand justice!

ANF - 2020-01-08 08:57
The Democratic Alevi Women's Union and the Democratic Alevi Federation called on women to join the march in commemoration of Sakine, Fidan and Leyla to be held in Paris on Saturday 11 January. ...

Four cases of swine flu infection recorded in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan: official

E-Kurd - 2019-12-29 22:40
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Four cases of swine flu have been recorded by a hospital in Sulaimani city, an official said on Saturday. Director of Shar Hospital Omed Ali told NRT TV the cases were confirmed as H1N1 virus. Ali said they had taken ...

Iraq thwarts smuggling of a rare copy of the Torah and other antiquities

E-Kurd - 2019-12-29 16:37
BAGHDAD,— An Iraqi anti-corruption commission announced on Saturday that it had seized antiquities while smugglers were attempting to transport them out of Iraq, including an extremely rare copy of the Torah, the holy Hebrew scriptures. In a statement, t ...

Salahaddin Bahadin re-elected as Secretary-General of Kurdistan Islamic Union

E-Kurd - 2019-12-29 00:32
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Salahaddin Mohammed Bahaddin was re-elected as the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) Secretary General during the party’s 8th Congress on Saturday, a spokesman for the Congress said. Out of 900 voters, Bahadin secured ...

Salahaddin Bahadin Re-elected as Leader of KIU

BAS News - 2019-12-28 18:37
ERBIL - Salahaddin Bahadin, the conservative incumbent secretary general of the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU), was re-elected as the leader of the party on Saturday. Out of 902 voters, Bahadin secured a total of 546 votes in KIU's eighth congress held co ...

Kurdistan Islamic Union holds its 8th congress in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-12-28 17:04
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Islamic Union’s (KIU) eighth congress began in Erbil on Saturday as conservative and reformist candidates race for the party’s leadership. The congress was brought forward in order to “inject new bloo ...

Khanaqin: Over Ten IS Militants Killed in Coalition Airstrikes

BAS News - 2019-12-22 18:10
ERBIL - More than ten militants of the Islamic State (IS) were killed in airstrikes conducted by the US-led international coalition warplanes in Khanaqin town on Saturday. In response to the recent terrorist activities by the jihadists in the disputed Ku ...

Victims of Turkish massacres commemorated in Cologne

ANF - 2019-12-22 12:03
A rally was held on Saturday in Cologne to pay tribute to those who were murdered in the massacres of Maraş and Roboski, as well as those murdered in prisons and currently in Rojava. ...

Two children held in Al-Hol camp reach Finland

ANF - 2019-12-22 11:30
Two children who where held in Al-Hol camp, under control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), were brought to Finland on Saturday evening. ...

Protesters Bulldoze Official’s Home in Iraq’s Nasiriyah

BAS News - 2019-12-22 10:26
ERBIL — Angry protesters in Iraq’s southern city of Nasiriyah bulldozed the home of a local official on Saturday. According to media reports, the house belongs to Jabbar Mousawi, former head of provincial committee for Dhi Qar security. Protesters have n ...

Activists in London protested violence against women

ANF - 2019-12-22 10:24
'You'll never walk alone' was the message sent on Saturday by different women organisations. ...

Netanyahu and UAE in Twitter diplomacy

Seth Frantzman - 2019-12-22 00:16
Israel’s Prime Minister responded to a tweet by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the UAE on Saturday, December 21. “I welcome the closer relations between Israel and many Arab […] ...

Salahaddin: IS Kills Four Iraqi Policemen, Wounds Another

BAS News - 2019-12-21 23:23
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) insurgents carried out an attack on the Iraqi police forces in the province of Salahaddin on Saturday, killing four policemen and wounding another. The incident reportedly occurred in Baiji district of Salahaddin province, ...

Turkey Claims It "Neutralized" over 400 PKK and YPG Fighters in Four Months

BAS News - 2019-12-21 21:26
ERBIL - Turkey claimed on Saturday that it had "neutralized" more than 400 fighters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in the past four months. According to a statement by the National Defense Min ...

Idlib: A dozen of Civilians Killed in Airstrikes

BAS News - 2019-12-21 20:15
ERBIL - A dozen of civilians were killed in the province of Idlib on Saturday as a result of airstrikes carried out by the Syrian regime and Russian forces, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least eight civilia ...

Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK holds 4th party congress in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-12-21 15:59
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— After nearly a decade the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) kicked off the fourth party congress in Sulaimani on Saturday. The second dominant party in Iraqi Kurdistan Region after the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP ...

Barzani Sends Condolences over Death of Teenage Kurdish Porters

BAS News - 2019-12-21 13:44
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the leader of ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Saturday conveyed condolences over the “tragic” death of two young Kurdish porters in Iranian Kurdistan. Farhad Khosravi, 14, and Azad Khosravi ...

Iraqi Protesters Burn Political Party Offices in Nasiriyah

BAS News - 2019-12-21 10:01
ERBIL — Protesters in Iraq’s Nasiriyah city of Dhi Qar province on Saturday set fire to several representation offices of different political parties. It was said to be in reaction to the assassination of Ali Asmi, a prominent protest activist who was ta ...

Turkey to sign off on military pledge to Libya

Reuters - 2019-12-15 22:45
Turkey moved closer to military support for Libya's internationally recognized government late on Saturday when a bilateral deal that provides for a quick reaction force if requested by Tripoli was sent to parliament. ...

Iraqi Protesters Burn House of Premiership Candidate

BAS News - 2019-12-14 22:59
ERBIL - Angry Iraqi protesters on Saturday set fire to the house of the candidate for the country's premiership, a report said. The incident occurred in the city of Ammara in Missan province, where the demonstrators raided the house of Mohammed Shia al-S ...

Iran Condemns US' Accusations of Attacking its Bases in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-12-14 22:59
ERBIL - Iran has condemned the US' accusations that Tehran is behind the attacks on the US military bases in Iraq. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi said that these accusations of Aramco attack an other ...

Eight IS Jihadists Killed in Salahaddin

BAS News - 2019-12-14 22:59
ERBIL - At least eight jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Saturday in the Iraqi province of Salahaddin. The insurgents were killed in the west of Samarra city of Salahaddin province, a military wing of the Sadrist movement said in a state ...

Iraq: Over 470 Protesters Killed Since October

BAS News - 2019-12-14 22:59
ERBIL - More than 470 Iraqi protesters have so far been killed in the anti-government protests while thousands have been injured since early October, a security expert revealed on Saturday. Hisham al-Hashimi, an Iraqi security expert, wrote on Twitter on ...

New Syrian Refugees Arrive in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-12-14 20:25
ERBIL - Tens of new refugees from Syria arrived in the Kurdistan Region on Saturday, the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said in a statement. The KRG received a total of 75 refugees through Sehela border ...

KON-MED called on people to join marches for Rojava on Saturday

ANF - 2019-12-13 08:53
The Confederation of Kurdistan Communities (KON-MED) in Germany issued a written statement to call on people to join the marches organised for Rojava on Saturday 14 December. ...

Marches in many cities on 14 December to support Rojava

ANF - 2019-12-12 12:41
Solidarity marches with Rojava will take place in many countries around the world on Saturday 14 December to protest the invasion carried out by the Turkish state. Defend Rojava called on people to join the marches. ...

Drone hits Iraqi cleric Muqtada Sadr’s home as tensions rise after Baghdad attack

E-Kurd - 2019-12-08 16:29
BAGHDAD,— An armed drone targeted the home of Iraqi cleric Muqtada Sadr on Saturday, hours after his supporters deployed in Baghdad in response to an attack that left 17 protesters dead. The developments marked a worrying turn for the anti-government pro ...

Masrour Barzani outlines Kurdistan cabinet’s progress since taking office

E-Kurd - 2019-12-08 16:29
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— In a major speech on Saturday, Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani touted what his government has achieved since it took office on July 10, particularly in terms of the economy, ...

Syrian Regime Delegation Visits Qamishli for Talks with Kurds: Source

BAS News - 2019-12-08 14:17
ERBIL — A delegation from the Syrian regime visited the Kurdish city of Qamishli on Saturday where they held a meeting with the Kurds, said a lawmaker. MP Nawaf Tarrad al-Malham told regime-affiliated media that they also met with Arab and Syriac leaders ...

Deadly Attack on Baghdad Protesters was Seemingly “Coordinated”: Amnesty International

BAS News - 2019-12-08 10:12
ERBIL — The attack by a group of gunmen overnight on Friday in central Baghdad, which left dozens killed and injured, was probably coordinated, Amnesty International said in a report on Saturday. “Amnesty International has gathered detailed eyewitness te ...

Attack on Iraqi Protesters: Death Toll Rises

BAS News - 2019-12-07 23:41
ERBIL - The death toll of the Friday armed attack on the Iraqi protesters in central Baghdad has risen to 25, a source said on Saturday. Earlier on Friday night, a number of armed men opened fire at the demonstrators at Khilani Square and Sinak Bridge in ...

PM Barzani Highlights Reform Plan Progress in Message on 100th Day of Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-12-07 21:46
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani delivered a speech on Saturday, 7th December, which marks the 100th day of the formation of his cabinet, highlight the progress in the cabinet agenda with reforms staying on top. PM Barzani reminded ...

Russian, Regime Airstrikes Kill 20 in Idlib

BAS News - 2019-12-07 20:23
ERBIL - Russian and Syrian regime airstrikes killed on Saturday at least 20 people in the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib, a monitor said. Reuters cited activists and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying that Russian warplanes left ...

PM Barzani Receives US Special Presidential Envoy to Anti-IS Coalition

BAS News - 2019-12-07 11:12
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Saturday received James Jeffrey, the US Special Presidential Envoy to the Coalition against Islamic State (IS). PM Barzani and the US envoy are expected to discuss a range of issues related to Ku ...

National unity march from Lausanne to Geneva to start on Saturday

ANF - 2019-12-03 13:46
On 5 and 6 December Kurds and their friends will march for 'national unity' from Lausanne to Geneva. ...

Iraq protesters burn shrine entrance in holy city in Najaf

E-Kurd - 2019-12-01 16:16
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi protesters set fire to the entrance of a shrine in the southern holy city of Najaf on Saturday and security forces fired tear gas to disperse them, police and a demonstrator at the scene said, risking more bloodshed after a rare day of ca ...

IS Claims Responsibility for London Bridge Attack

BAS News - 2019-12-01 12:42
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) on Saturday claimed responsibility for Friday’s London Bridge attack which left two people killed. Amaq, a news agency affiliated with the jihadist group, said the perpetrator of the deadly attack was a member of IS. It did ...

Iraqi Protesters Burn Shrine Entrance in Najaf

BAS News - 2019-11-30 22:58
ERBIL - Iraqi angry protesters on Saturday burned the entrance of a Shia holy shrine in the southern city of Najaf, with the security forces using tear gas to disperse them. Reuters cited local police as saying that the demonstrators set fire to a doorwa ...

Sadr's Sairoon Not to Participate in Future Government

BAS News - 2019-11-30 21:41
ERBIL - Iraqi powerful Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr revealed on Saturday that his Sairoon coalition will not participate in the future government as Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi has officially handed in his resignation to the parliament. According to a ...

Turkey and Russia Conclude 12th Joint Patrol in Syria

BAS News - 2019-11-30 21:41
ERBIL - Turkish and Russian forces concluded on Saturday the 12th round of joint patrols in north of Syria as part of a deal between the two countries. "Turkish and Russian units have completed their twelfth joint land patrol according to plan. A total o ...

Iraqi PM Officially Hands in Resignation to Parliament: Source

BAS News - 2019-11-30 19:35
ERBIL - A source from the Iraqi Council of Representatives revealed on Saturday that Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi had officially handed in his resignation to the parliament. Anadolu Agency cited the source who spoke on condition of anonymity as saying ...

Iraqi PM Asks Ministers to Stay after His Resignation

BAS News - 2019-11-30 15:10
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi on Saturday requested his cabinet ministers to stay in their positions after his resignation until a new PM is appointed and a new government is formed. The call came during an extraordinary cabinet meeting, ...

Barzani Receives Renowned Turkish Intellectual Besikci

BAS News - 2019-11-30 12:52
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Saturday received Ismail Besikci, well-known Turkish sociologist. During the meeting, Barzani commended Besikci for his support to the Kurds ...

Three Bomb Blasts in Kirkuk Leave 16 Civilians Wounded

BAS News - 2019-11-30 11:59
ERBIL — Three bomb blasts in the Kurdish disputed city of Kirkuk wounded at least 16 civilians on Saturday. The explosions, which occurred almost simultaneously, targeted a local marketplace. The wounded were rushed to the hospital while the security for ...

Video of the day: Reagan’s Thanksgiving radio address on free trade 31 years ago today

AEI - 2019-11-27 00:02
Several days after Thanksgiving in 1988 on November 26 (31 years ago today), President Ronald Reagan discussed the importance of international trade during his weekly Saturday radio broadcast. In the video above of Reagan’s radio address, he made the fol ...

Metro Center demands implementation of journalism law in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-11-24 13:43
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,—The Metro Center for Journalists’ Rights and Advocacy said on Saturday that they want the Journalism Law of 2007 to be implemented in Iraqi Kurdistan and warned against rushing to support a proposed Media High Council ...

Iraq’s Defense Minister Says “Third Party” Brought Gas Bombs to Kill Protesters

BAS News - 2019-11-24 09:29
ERBIL — Iraq’s Defense Minister Najah al-Shammari said on Saturday that a “third party” had brought lethal tear gas bombs to kill protesters in Baghdad and some southern provinces. The statement came after reports said the tear gas bombs used against pro ...

Erbil and Baghdad Close to a Deal on Oil and Budget: Envoy

BAS News - 2019-11-24 09:29
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Iraqi federal government are closer to a final agreement which would address their oil and budget disputes, said Erbil’s envoy. Earlier on Saturday, a high-level delegation from the KRG visited Baghdad ...

On Iraq visit, Pence reassures Kurds and discusses protests with prime minister

Reuters - 2019-11-24 02:53
Vice President Mike Pence visited Iraq on Saturday to reassure Iraqi Kurds of U.S. support after President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria drew criticism that Washington had betrayed its Kurdish allies there. ...

US, SDF to Resume Anti-IS Operations in Syria

BAS News - 2019-11-23 22:32
ERBIL - The US Central Command chief General Kenneth McKenzie revealed on Saturday that the US forces cooperatively with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will resume the fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria soon. "Now I’ve got abou ...

Iraq to Remove 13 Ministers: Lawmaker

BAS News - 2019-11-23 21:52
ERBIL - As part of the efforts for reforms, 13 Iraqi ministers are said to be removed from their posts in the near future, a lawmaker revealed on Saturday. Speaking to reporters, MP Fazil Fatlawi pointed out that apart from the 13 ministers, several gene ...

Pence Reaffirms US' Support to Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-11-23 20:20
ERBIL - US Vice President Mike Pence has reaffirmed his country's support to the Kurdistan Region and the Peshmerga forces. Pence arrived in Baghdad on Saturday during an unannounced trip to Iraq, without holding any meetings with the Iraqi officials. He ...

Turkey Claims It "Neutralized" Five PKK Fighters on Kurdistan Border

BAS News - 2019-11-23 19:26
ERBIL - The Turkish army claimed on Saturday that it had "neutralized" five fighters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the Kurdistan Region's Duhok province. Turkey's Ministry of National Defense said on Saturday that at least one PKK member was t ...

KRG Receives Over 80 New Refugees from Syria

BAS News - 2019-11-23 19:26
ERBIL - More than 80 new refugees from Syria arrived in the Kurdistan Region on Saturday, the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has revealed. Despite hosting nearly two million IDPs and Syrian refugees sinc ...

Syrian Kurds battle Turkey offensive on Ain Issa: war monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-11-23 17:43
BEIRUT,— Kurdish fighters sought to fend off Turkish forces and their Syrian proxies near a key town in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria on Saturday, a Britain-based war monitor said. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the autonom ...

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 ...

VOA news: Pence on Surprise Iraq Trip to Reassure Kurds, Greet US Troops

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-23 17:06
ERBIL, IRAQ – Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Saturday in the highest-level American trip since President Donald Trump ordered a pullback of U.S. forces in Syria two months ago. Flying in a C-17 military cargo jet to preserv ...

US Vice President Meets with Kurdistan President, PM in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-11-23 16:15
ERBIL — US Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Erbil on Saturday where he held a meeting with top Kurdish officials. Pence was received by Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani and Prime Minster Masrour Barzani. The US vice president paid a visit ...

Turkey-backed Islamist Groups Execute Two Civilians North of Syria

BAS News - 2019-11-23 12:38
ERBIL — Turkey-backed Islamist militias executed two civilians in Arisha village on the outskirt of Sare Kanie (Ras al-Ain), Syrian media reports said on Saturday. The identity of the victims and the reason for the execution were not clear. Local reports ...

KRG Delegation in Baghdad for Budget Talks

BAS News - 2019-11-23 10:58
ERBIL — A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) arrived in Baghdad on Saturday morning to discuss the budget disputes with the federal government. Head of KRG Council of Ministers’ Divan, minister of finance and economy, and minister of ...

Jineoloji day in Wales

ANF - 2019-11-21 11:35
On Saturday a full immersion on Jineoloji in Newport will be organised by Kurdish Solidarity Cymru together with Jineoloji Committee Europe. ...

Iran ‘RISE UP’? Protests sweep Iran on November 15-16

Seth Frantzman - 2019-11-17 08:17
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Iranian mobile networks appeared to go offline on Saturday night amid rising protests in Iran. Videos from across the country showed security forces firing tear gas, […] ...

PM Barzani Meets with Religious Leaders on International Day for Tolerance

BAS News - 2019-11-16 19:54
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani received religious leaders and representatives on Saturday to mark the International Day for Tolerance. Representatives of Islam, Christianity, Yezidi, Kakai, Zoroastrianism, Mandaeism and Sabaeanis ...

Demos in Europe against Turkish occupation of NE Syria

ANF - 2019-11-16 18:06
Protests against the Turkish occupation attacks in Northern and Eastern Syria were held on Saturday in several cities in France, Germany, Britain and the Netherlands. ...

Iranian Protesters Burn a Branch of Bank Melli

BAS News - 2019-11-16 15:33
ERBIL - Protesters set afire a branch of Bank Melli of Iran in the city of Behbahan on Saturday, as people in several cities have been taking to the streets against a government decision on fuel prices. After the government decided to triple the fuel pri ...

Four Relatives of Baghdadi Captured in Turkey

BAS News - 2019-11-16 15:33
ERBIL - Turkish police said on Saturday that it had captured four close relatives of the former leader of the Islamic State (IS), Abu Bakir Al-Baghdadi, during an operation based in Turkey's central Anatolian province of Kirsehir. According to state medi ...

Turkey removes four more Kurdish mayors over alleged PKK ties, 24 suspended so far

E-Kurd - 2019-11-16 15:20
ISTANBUL,— Four more elected mayors from Turkey’s main Kurdish party were dismissed on Saturday as part of a widening government crackdown on the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) on suspicion of links with outlawed Kurdish rebels and were repl ...

Car Bomb Kills 14 in Syria's Idlib

BAS News - 2019-11-16 14:20
ERBIL - At least 14 people were killed, and dozens were injured as a result of a car bomb explosion in the Syrian province of Idlib on Saturday, a monitor said. The incident occurred in the city of al-Bab, where sources told BasNews that 12 people were k ...

[WATCH]: Protests in Iranian Kurdistan as Fuel Price Tripled

BAS News - 2019-11-16 12:49
ERBIL - Joining other major cities in the country, people in the Iranian Kurdistan have been taking to the streets as fuel prices have been tripled by the government. Local media reports said on Saturday that people in the areas of Kermanshah, Sanandaj, ...

Landmine Kills One Civilian in Sulaimaniya

BAS News - 2019-11-16 12:49
ERBIL - A landmine blast killed on Saturday a civilian in the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province, a spokesperson confirmed. Speaking to BasNews, Zardash Othman, a spokesperson for Darbandikhan Health Directorate, said that the incident occurred in t ...

Turkey replaces four more Kurdish mayors over alleged terror links

Reuters - 2019-11-16 10:07
Turkey removed four more mayors from their posts on Saturday as part of a widening government crackdown against the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), and replaced them with state appointees. ...

Kurdistan President, Mohamed bin Zayed Meet in Abu Dhabi

BAS News - 2019-11-10 19:10
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met on Sunday with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, to discuss various subjects. Barzani arrived in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates on Saturday on ...
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