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Former deputy co-mayor of Silvan sentenced to 9 years in prison
ANF - 2020-10-22 21:12
Zuhal Tekiner, former deputy co-mayor of Silvan Municipality, has been sentenced to 9 years for "being a member of an organization" and "making successive propaganda". ...
Kongra Star celebrates 8th Congress in Qamishlo
ANF - 2020-10-19 14:21
Kongra Star, the largest women's organization component of North and East Syria, will go to Congress tomorrow, Tuesday. ...
Russia Maintains Balance Of Power In The Syrian War, At The Expense Of Human Rights Violations – The Organization for World Peace
Theowp - 2020-10-16 15:05
Car Bomb Kills 19 Civilians In Syria – The Organization for World Peace
Theowp - 2020-10-14 11:25
Political extermination campaign: Four jailed in Malatya
ANF - 2020-10-13 09:10
In Malatya, four of the six opposition members arrested on Thursday as part of an investigation into the Democratic Society Congress (DTK) have been jailed. They are accused of "membership in a terrorist organization. ...
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". ...
Action against femicide in Vienna
ANF - 2020-10-08 19:45
The organization of young women (TEKO-JIN) protested in Vienna as part of the "We say NO!" campaign against femicide. ...
TKP/ML announces the death of two fighters in Dersim
ANF - 2020-10-08 19:10
TKP/ML has announced the death of two fighters of its guerrilla organization TIKKO in Dersim and vowed that it will continue to pursue the "line of the people's war". ...
Two civilians killed, 84 kidnapped in Afrin in September
ANF - 2020-10-04 18:59
The human rights organization of Afrin registered 84 abductions by occupying forces in September, and only fourteen of those kidnapped have been released so far. On the other hand, three minors were married to Islamists. ...
Kongreya Star stages "Long March" in Shehba
ANF - 2020-10-03 18:55
The umbrella organization of the women's movement in northeast Syria, Kongreya Star participates with a long march through Shehba in the KCK campaign "Stop isolation, fascism and occupation - time for freedom". ...
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s declaration on human rights: Promises and pitfalls
Brookings - 2020-09-28 22:51
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. ...
I'm Banned from the US for 'Association with a Terrorist Organization' :: Middle East Forum
Meforum - 2020-09-23 19:37
Based on an organized and active living - II
ANF - 2020-09-21 08:21
“It should be known that since the age of seven, I have always focused on living in an organized and active manner. In fact, organization requires action; action requires organization. Organization and action should be understood as a state of life.” ...
I'm banned from the US for 'association with a terrorist organization' | Jonathan Spyer | The Blogs
Timesofisrael - 2020-09-20 15:45
Human Rights Organization Issues Press Freedom Alert Over UK Government's Refusal To Speak To Critical Journalists | Techdirt
Techdirt - 2020-09-19 14:33
More activists and former FARC guerrillas killed in Colombia
ANF - 2020-09-13 09:16
Colombia's National Indigenous Organization (ONIC) has condemned the murder of indigenous leader Oliverio Conejo and his daughter Emy Yaqueline in the Totoro municipality, Cauca department. ...
Afrin Human Rights Organisation says many civilians kidnapped
ANF - 2020-09-13 07:49
The Afrin Human Rights Organization confirmed that a large number of civilians were kidnapped in the districts of Shiyê and Jindirês by Turkish invaders and their mercenaries. ...
22 people tortured to death in Afrin
ANF - 2020-09-11 13:33
The human rights organization of Afrin has registered the death of 22 civilians in the past three months due to torture by the occupation forces in the city. Six of those murdered are women. ...
Turkish government supports exploitation of seasonal workers
ANF - 2020-09-04 13:53
The Secretary General of the agricultural and forestry workers' union Tarım Orkam-Sen, sharply criticizes the AKP regime. The government is on the side of the capital and against any organization of the workers in the question of seasonal work, he says. ...
New sea rescue ship to be called "Ghalib Kurdi”
ANF - 2020-09-01 18:13
The sea rescue organization Sea-Eye wants to name its new ship "Ghalib Kurdi". Ghalib was the two years older brother of Alan Kurdi, whose photo went around the world. The two brothers and their mother drowned in the Mediterranean Sea five years ago. ...
YJK-E holds third congress in Darmstadt
ANF - 2020-09-01 15:02
The third congress of the women's umbrella organization YJK-E took place in Darmstadt this weekend. Delegates from all over Germany discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the Kurdish women's movement in Germany. ...
Xinjiang: Why Muslim-Majority Countries Are Silent – The Organization for World Peace
Theowp - 2020-08-31 00:00
Leyla Agiri commemorated in Qamishlo
ANF - 2020-08-29 13:27
The women's umbrella organization Kongreya Star commemorated in Qamishlo Kurdish revolutionary Leyla Agiri, who died in a Turkish air strike in June. ...
Kurdistan 24: WHO opens office in Kurdistan Region, dispatches medical aid; Infected UN workers receive treatment in Erbil
Justice for Kurds - 2020-08-29 01:31
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The World Health Organization (WHO) in Iraq opened its main office in the Kurdistan Region on Tuesday to accelerate its works and monitor the health situation in the region, the organization’s representative announced, as it also di ...
KCDK-E: "The defence of women's freedom is our main task"
ANF - 2020-08-28 13:17
The European umbrella organization KCDK-E has issued a statement on the increasing attacks on Kurdish women and has identified the defense of women's freedom as its main task. ...
Women's organization solves social problems in Tabqa
ANF - 2020-08-26 14:21
In the northern Syrian city of Tabqa, women's councils form the social backbone. The autonomous women's self-government works on many levels to solve social problems. ...
Turkey Prods Cyprus With Offshore Drilling As Hopes For A Unification Remain Distant – The Organization for World Peace
Theowp - 2020-08-26 11:42
HDP Bağlar Province co-chair Kavmaz arrested
ANF - 2020-08-26 08:42
HDP Bağlar Province co-chair Fatma Kavmaz was arrested on the allegation of "being a member of a terrorist organization". ...
Libyan Red Crescent retrieves 22 bodies off Zwara
ANF - 2020-08-24 14:14
Dozens of people drowned off the Libyan coast while fleeing to Europe. According to the International Organization for Migration, 22 bodies were recovered off the coast of Zwara town. ...
Turkish-backed mercenaries kidnap 10 civilians in Afrin
ANF - 2020-08-19 08:47
The Afrin Human Rights Organization issued a new report underlining that 10 more civilians have been kidnapped in Afrin on 17 August by the invading Turkish state and its mercenaries. ...
Animated chart of the day: World’s top ten countries for motor vehicle production, 1950 to 2019
AEI - 2020-08-19 00:18
The animated bar chart race visualization above shows the world’s top ten producers of motor vehicles from 1950 to 2019 using data from the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (English version of OICA). The annual OICA motor vehicle ...
Co-mayor of Varto released from prison
ANF - 2020-08-11 16:40
Ülkü Karaaslan (HDP), the co-mayor of Varto who was arrested at the end of 2019, has been released from prison. Her trial for alleged membership of a terrorist organization continues. ...
Scandinavia Democratic Kurdish Community Centre established
ANF - 2020-08-10 10:31
The co-chair of the Scandinavian Democratic Kurdish Community Center, Rıdvan Altun, said that the new organization will soon show its effects throughout Scandinavia on social, political and diplomatic fields. ...
Mercenaries kidnapped 78 civilians in Afrin in the month of July
ANF - 2020-08-06 11:41
Afrin Human Rights Organization Spokesperson Ibrahim Şêxo said that 78 citizens have been kidnapped by Turkey-linked mercenaries in Afrin. ...
A statement about the recent developments in Deir Ezzor
SDF Press - 2020-08-05 03:28
To the media and public opinion In recent days, the region of Deir Ezzor has witnessed a series of developments caused by ISIS terrorist organization which aims to undermine security and stability in the region by moving its sleeper cells to create chaos. ...
Trump Organization Sets Jan. 23 Deadline for Bids on Washington Hotel - WSJ
WSJ - 2020-07-31 08:32
World Health Organization Replies to Trump Funding Threat With Call for Unity - WSJ
WSJ - 2020-07-30 20:42
Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo Haydee Vallino dies aged 100
ANF - 2020-07-29 11:49
The Human Rights organization Abuelas [grandmothers] de Plaza de Mayo mourned the death of one of its founders, Haydee Vallino, aged 100. ...
Hulusi Akar’dan ABD’ye F-35 ve S-400 Mesajı
Voice of America - 2020-07-29 00:26
Turkish Heritage Organization’ın internet üzerinden düzenlediği panele katılan Savunma Bakanı Hulusi Akar, F-35 projesi, Libya, YPG'nin yanı sıra Türkiye’nin Doğu Akdeniz’deki faaliyetlerini değerlendirdi; önemli mesajlar verdi ...
WHO: Coronavirus cases double over past six weeks
ANF - 2020-07-27 17:40
The coronavirus pandemic “continues to accelerate”, with a doubling of cases over the last six weeks, the World Health Organization chief says. ...
FAO says deforestation still a big problem
ANF - 2020-07-23 12:03
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) latest Global Forest Resources Assessment report (FRA 2020), published on Tuesday, aims to turn the tide on deforestation, or the conversion of forest to other uses such as agriculture. ...
HDP press consultant Dağ taken into custody
ANF - 2020-07-23 11:47
HDP Amed Provincial Organization Press Consultant Vedat Dağ was detained on Thursday evening. ...
WHO warns about heavy impact of Covid-19 on indigenous peoples
ANF - 2020-07-21 11:05
World Health Organization general director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned about COVID-19 impact on indigenous communities. ...
Turkey arrests 12 in raids on 'terrorist' organization - Reuters
Reuters - 2020-07-18 11:46
The start-up of the second stage of “Deterrent of terrorism” operation
SDF Press - 2020-07-17 19:06
Our forces have launched, this morning, Friday, (17th July, 2020), the second stage of “Deterrent of Terrorism” campaign to track down and pursue the cells of ISIS terrorist organization in the areas of Deir Ezzor. This stage targets ISIS hideouts and the ...
Appeal from Kobanê to UN Security Council
ANF - 2020-07-16 20:29
The human rights organization of Kobanê points out that Turkey is lowering the water level of the Euphrates and thus committing a crime against humanity. The UN Security Council is urged to act immediately. ...
AKP supporters rally in front of Turkish consulate in Hamburg
ANF - 2020-07-16 15:31
The AKP foreign organization UID has staged a "martyr remembrance" on the anniversary of the "coup night" in front of the Turkish consulate in Hamburg. ...
Two Kurdish political prisoners executed in Iranian Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2020-07-14 23:54
URMIYE, Iranian Kurdistan,— Two Kurdish political prisoners, Sabir Sheikh Abdullah and Diako Rasulzada, were executed in Urmia Prison in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat), Hengaw Organization for Human Rights said on Monday. According to the watchdog, which cl ...
European Court of Human Rights: Attending a demonstration not proof of membership in terrorist organization - Stockholm Center for Freedom
Stockholmcf - 2020-07-09 23:14
US formally submits withdrawal from the World Health Organization
Gulan Media - 2020-07-08 17:30
Media expert: Azerbaijanis release Armenians' passport photos, send them to credit organization
NEWS - 2020-07-08 17:12
U.S. formally withdraws from World Health Organization
ESTA - 2020-07-07 23:07
Turkey’s top court: Using messenger app ByLock can be considered evidence of membership in terrorist organization - Stockholm Center for Freedom
Stockholmcf - 2020-07-02 21:04
Call for protests: “Everywhere Kurdistan, everywhere resistance"
ANF - 2020-06-27 10:52
The Germany-wide Kurdish umbrella organization KON-MED calls for protests against the Turkish war policy under the motto "Everywhere is Kurdistan, everywhere is resistance". ...
Journalist detained in the operation against DTK
ANF - 2020-06-27 08:29
Yet another person has been arrested in the scope of the investigation launched against the civil society organization DTK. ...
Call for an international investigation into Turkey's crimes
ANF - 2020-06-26 09:47
The Human Rights Organization called for an international committee to investigate crimes committed by the Turkish state. ...
Court orders release of three journalists
ANF - 2020-06-24 21:25
The court released 3 of the eight journalists on trial for covering the funeral of a National Intelligence Organization (MİT) officer who was killed in Libya. ...
ILO warns of COVID-19 migrant ‘crisis within a crisis’
ANF - 2020-06-24 17:53
Policies need to be put in place to protect stranded migrant workers and to ensure the reintegration of those who return to their home countries, says the International Labour Organization. ...
Turkey’s Erdogan instructs to set up organization dealing with Armenian Genocide denial
NEWS - 2020-06-23 15:37
YRK reports increasing Iranian military activity at the border
ANF - 2020-06-21 19:36
The Eastern Kurdistan guerilla organization YRK reports strong concentrations of Iranian troops in the Iranian-Iraqi border area. ...
Police surround HDP Provincial building in Amed
ANF - 2020-06-17 17:26
Barricades were put up to prevent the people gathered in front of the HDP Amed Provincial Organization to join the Democracy March coming from Hakkari. ...
6 years and 3 months prison sentence for KADEP party president
ANF - 2020-06-17 15:06
Lütfü Baksi, President of KADEP party was sentenced to six years and three months in prison on charges of “being a member of an illegal organization”. ...
Police surround HDP building in Edirne ahead of Democracy March
ANF - 2020-06-15 15:05
Edirne Provincial Organization building has been blockaded by the police hours before the march for democracy organised by HDP kicks off. ...
Women from Afrin strengthen their organization
ANF - 2020-06-14 18:26
Young women from Afrin do educational work in the northern Syrian canton of Shehba to get to know themselves, discover their own strength and increase resistance against the Turkish occupation regime. ...
A Number of Employees and Officials of West Azerbaijan Province Prisons Contract COVID 19
Kurdistan Human Rights - 2020-06-10 02:21
26 officers and employees of the West Azerbaijan Prisons Organization had contracted Qovid-19 disease, an informed source in Orumiyeh, who did not want to be named for security reasons, has told the Kurdistan… The post A Number of Employees and Officials ...
Turkey playing Trump’s game in declaring Antifa a terrorist organization - Stockholm Center for Freedom
Stockholmcf - 2020-06-10 00:45
Dicle Fırat Journalists Association pays tribute to Hafız Akdemir
ANF - 2020-06-08 14:25
Akdemir received threatening phone calls at work and at home in response to articles he had written about the Islamic organization Hezbollah and Turkish counter-guerrillas. ...
SDF: 12 terrorists and suspects arrested on the 4th day
ANF - 2020-06-07 23:02
The operation launched on Thursday by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against cells of the terrorist organization ISIS in northeast Syria continues. ...
OPEC and its allies agree to reduce oil production till 31 July
ANF - 2020-06-07 09:34
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies agreed to keep their oil supply at 9.7 million barrels per day (mbd) until 31 July. ...
Coronavirus: WHO advises to wear masks in public areas, reversing policy
BBC - 2020-06-06 00:10
The World Health Organization it has new evidence that this can help stop the spread of the virus. ...
Turkey Prepared To Win At All Costs In Libya – The Organization for World Peace
Theowp - 2020-06-04 16:28
World Health Organization and Trump
AEI - 2020-06-02 00:06
There may be costs to the US withdrawing support from WHO, but perhaps it might lead to a much needed overhaul of thinking. Tedros Adhanom should go and be replaced by someone known to put public health first. The post World Health Organization and Trump ...
USA to designate ANTIFA as a terrorist organization
ANF - 2020-06-01 17:05
Trump announced that the United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a terrorist organization. ...
Anthing but “Honourable”: The Murder of Romina Ashrafi – The Organization for World Peace
Theowp - 2020-06-01 03:57
Sensing A Scapegoat: State-Sanctioned Homophobia In Turkey – The Organization for World Peace
Theowp - 2020-05-27 22:31
"ISIS Governor of Iraq" killed in airstrike in Deir ez-Zor
ANF - 2020-05-26 19:22
Al-Jubouri, ISIS official and most prominent aide to the organization’s leader, was also called "Governor of Iraq". ...
KJAR says 'organised women can build democratic nation'
ANF - 2020-05-25 10:29
The Eastern Kurdistan Women's Society (KJAR) has announced the end of its 3rd Congress. The slogan of the congress was "With the organization of Rojhilat women, we can build the democratic nation" ...
Trump Funding Threat Against World Health Organization Linked to Hiring Practices - WSJ
WSJ - 2020-05-23 23:17
'Gangs of London': The true story of the PKK, the Kurdish organization Lale is willing to sacrifice everything for | MEAWW
Meaww - 2020-05-21 23:27
HDP's Çelik: Nobody can usurp people's will
ANF - 2020-05-21 08:41
Çelik said that telephone conversations she made with people who had been acquitted or who were on trial for “membership of the organization” were used as evidence of a crime in the investigation opened against her. ...
At least 22 people abducted by mercenaries in Afrin in one month
ANF - 2020-05-18 12:07
Lawyer Ibrahim Şêxo, spokesperson of the Human Rights Organization, spoke about the fascist practices of the occupying Turkish and mercenary forces in Afrin and the crimes of humanity they are carrying out. ...
Is it time to replace the World Health Organization?
AEI - 2020-05-07 00:07
President Trump has halted funding to the World Health Organization, setting up a battle between his supporters and his opponents. This is an unfortunate fight because even Trump’s opponents have good reasons to doubt the WHO. The post Is it time to repla ...
UNPO: Iranian Kurdistan: Human Rights Organization Celebrates Anniversary
UNPO - 2020-05-06 18:02
What successful COVID-19 fundraising online suggests for the future of the World Health Organization
AEI - 2020-05-01 00:02
With so many individuals committed to global health and the increasing ease and prevalence of fundraising enabled by technology and the internet, the World Health Organization could potentially consider transitioning to a private-funding model. The post W ...
How the World Health Organization failed the Syrian Kurds | Global Comment
Globalcomment - 2020-04-30 20:53
HBDH calls on people to join forces on 1 May
ANF - 2020-04-28 11:27
HBDH said in a statement: "It is our main duty to raise the struggle and organization against fascism. We must raise the flag of the United Revolution against imperialism, capitalism and fascism and deepen this struggle." ...
Deputy Prime Minister Talabani meets with UNAMI and WHO representatives, thanks them for aid in fight against coronavirus
KRG-Spain - 2020-04-28 00:07
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani on Sunday met with representatives from the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in Erbil, to discuss the latest developme ...
Kurdistan 24: First hospital named COVID-19 set up by Kurdish administration in northeast Syria
Justice for Kurds - 2020-04-22 21:20
HASAKAH, Syria (Kurdistan 24) – The main health organization in the Kurdish-led administration in northeast Syria, the Kurdish Red Crescent (KRC), said on Monday that it had established the first specialized hospital to treat cases of coronavirus in the r ...
Second Kurdish prisoner from Saqqez breakout executed in Iran
E-Kurd - 2020-04-22 01:34
SAQQEZ, Iranian Kurdistan,— Another Kurdish prisoner who escaped from Saqqez prison in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) last month was executed after he was recaptured by the Iranian security forces, Hengaw Organization for Human Rights said on Tuesday. “Shay ...
President Trump’s persistent falsehoods about the World Trade Organization
AEI - 2020-04-21 00:09
President Trump is incorrect when he claims that the US never won disputes before its judicial bodies before he came to office and that WTO rules have been “unfair” to US interests. The post President Trump’s persistent falsehoods about the World Trade Or ...
Syria virus death traced to Kurdish-run northeast region
Washington Times - 2020-04-18 06:07
BEIRUT (AP) - A 53-year-old male resident of Syria’s Kurdish-administered northeast died earlier this month from COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, according to an email from the World Health Organization obtained by The Associated Press ...
US helps thwart Chinese bid to head global intellectual property agency
AEI - 2020-04-18 00:00
Chinese ambitions to govern global intellectual property policies were recently thwarted at the World Intellectual Property Organization, but tensions in this space between China and the US are likely to endure for years to come. The post US helps thwart ...
KCK calls for strengthened solidarity and organization
ANF - 2020-04-17 15:55
KCK has issued a statement on the current Covid-19 pandemic and called on people to be more organized and show solidarity. ...
Africa may see millions of coronavirus cases, tentative WHO forecast shows
Reuters - 2020-04-16 18:29
Coronavirus cases in Africa could shoot up from thousands now to 10 million within three to six months according to very provisional modelling, a regional World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Thursday. ...
HDK calls for the development of solidarity networks
ANF - 2020-04-16 12:43
HDK Ecology Council underlined the importance of developing solidarity networks to face the coronavirus pandemic and added that this is the basic form of organization for the protection and promotion of social rights. ...
Escaped Kurdish political prisoner executed in Iran after deportation from Iraqi Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2020-04-12 01:50
SAQQEZ, Iranian Kurdistan,— The escaped Kurdish political prisoner Mustafa Salimi was executed in Iran after being deported from Iraqi Kurdistan Region back to Iran, Hengaw organization for Human Rights said on Saturday. Convicted of belonging to a proscr ...
U.S. Deploys Patriot Air Defence System To Iraq Amid Confrontation With Iran - The Organization for World Peace
Theowp - 2020-04-10 06:11
Coronavirus: 'Drop in global trade to be worse than 2008 crisis'
BBC - 2020-04-09 03:06
The World Trade Organization (WTO) predicts a contraction of between 13% and 32% this year. ...
The Kurdish Human Rights Situation Report in March 2020
Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2020-04-08 06:38
KMMK: This report on the situation of human rights in Match 2020, in the east of Kurdistan is that the working population, human rights, Kurdistan, according to multiple reports, the human rights organization round is collected. It is noted that this repo ...