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Airstrike in Syria Kills Thirty Eight non-Syrian Fighters

BAS News - 2018-06-18 12:26
ERBIL - At least 38 non-Syrian regime fighters were killed overnight on Sunday by alleged US-led airstrikes near the country's eastern border with Iraq, multiple reports said on Monday. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the raid in De ...

HDP-Spitzenkandidat Demirtas warnt vor autoritärem Regime

Die Welt - 2018-06-18 00:53
Nach mehr als anderthalb Jahren Untersuchungshaft hat sich der pro-kurdische Präsidentenkandidat Selahattin Demirtas erstmals aus dem Gefängnis heraus direkt an die Öffentlichkeit gewandt. Mit einer deutlichen Warnung. ...

Mesopotamia News: Iran Regime Change Not Yet / Kurds & Kurdish Resistance

Justice for Kurds - 2018-06-15 00:29
Mustafa Hijri: Regime Change Long-Term Solution in Iran PDKI leader Mustafa Hijri addressed the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington DC on 11 June, 2018. A transcript of Hijri’s speech follows. Due to a long tradition of state centralization in comb ...

Razzia bei kurdischen Vereinen – dreiste Wahlkampfhilfe für Erdogan

Ulla Jelpke - 2018-06-13 19:00
„Die heutigen Razzien bei kurdischen Vereinen in Berlin sind nicht anders zu bewerten denn als Wahlkampfhilfe für das Erdogan-Regime in der Türkei“, erklärt die innenpolitische Sprecherin der Fraktion DIE LINKE. Ulla Jelpke zu den Durchsuchungen des Demo ...

Lavrov: Only Assad troops should be on Syria’s southern border

Waar Media - 2018-05-28 15:42
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday that only the Syrian regime should field military forces in the country’s southern border areas. Lavrov’s comments, made at a press conference in Moscow, apparently referred to areas includin ...

Sentence Issued for Two Kurdish Environment Activists

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-05-25 02:01
Two Kurdish activists were sentenced to 18 months of imprisonment in total on charges of “propaganda against the regime” by Orumiyeh Revolutionary Court. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that, on April 25, the trial of two activ ...

White House: Donald Trump cancels North Korea nuclear summit

Waar Media - 2018-05-24 19:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Donald Trump has cancelled his planned summit with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, blaming his decision on a threatening statement from the Pyongyang regime. In a formal letter to Kim released by the White House, Trump said he had been ...

Turkish Forces Establish Military Bases in Syria's Afrin: Report

BAS News - 2018-05-22 14:11
ERBIL - While Russia has been warning that the Kurdish encalve of Afrn in Syria should be handed over the Syrian regime, Turkish army has set up more military bases in the region, said a report. Turkish army and Ankara-backed Syrian rebels entered Afrin ...

Spokesperson: Iran Will Stay in Syria Unless Wanted to Leave by Asad

BAS News - 2018-05-21 15:40
ERBIL - Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi reaffirmed that his country's military advisers would stay in Syrai's Damascus unless they are asked by the country's regime to withdraw from it fight against terrorism, said a report. "No one can ...

Nearly 90 Kurdish Inmates Handed Over to Syrian Regime by PYD

BAS News - 2018-05-21 13:24
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD) has handed over at least 90 Kurdish prisoners to Bashar al-Assad’s regime, said an official. “The inmates were handed over to the Syrian regime during the withdrawal [of the YPG] from Afrin,” ...

Iran Calls on Muslim Nations to Cut Ties with Israel

BAS News - 2018-05-19 23:05
ERBIL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday called on the Muslim nations to cut their ties with Israel and end trade with the United States. "I call on countries to totally cut their relations with the Zionist regime [Israel] and also to revise th ...

Another Leading Figure of Baath Regime Dies: Reports

BAS News - 2018-05-19 12:24
ERBIL - Iraqi authorities announced on Friday the death of Major General Iyad Fitih al-Rawi in Baghdad after a stroke, who one of the 55 most wanted by the United States after its invasion of Iraq in 2003. Rawi was sentenced to life in prison by the Supr ...

the Iranian regime’s new threats against USA

Roji Kurd - 2018-05-19 00:01
Abbas Araghchi, The political deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran : The USA and Eu will pay much costs if the they drop Nuclear deal. Roji Kurd: Araghchi, in a fromal program in Iranian formal TV channel says, if USA knew, how much costs the ...

Deputy PM: Turkey will never return Afrin to Assad regime

Waar Media - 2018-05-16 13:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdağ on Wednesday said Turkey will never return Afrin region of Syria to Bashar Al Assad regime. The Turkish military and Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters on Jan. 20 launched Operation Olive Branch in the A ...

U.S.-backed troops in Syria attacked by unknown force

Washington Times - 2018-05-12 12:37
American-backed paramilitaries battling the Islamic State terror group in Syria came under attack by an "unknown aggressor" Friday, a day after Israeli forces launched a massive attack against pro-regime forces in the country. Elements of the Syrian Demo ...

France Says Will Strike Syria If It Uses Chemical Weapons Again

BAS News - 2018-05-08 15:39
ERBIL - Paris may carry out new airstrikes against the Syrian regime if any reports reveal that the regime has used chemical weapons again, said French Defense Minister Florence Parley while speaking on air on the radio station RTL on Tuesday. In retalia ...

No Developments in Iraq Since 2003: Parliament Spokesperson

BAS News - 2018-05-07 20:50
ERBIL - Some ordinary Iraqi citizens are so disappointed in the current government that they wish the former Baath regime would come to power again, said Iraqi parliament spokesperson, Salim al-Jabouri on Monday. Speaking Jordan’s Al Ghad newspaper, Jabo ...

Iranian sculptor’s desire for artistic freedom takes him across region

The Kurdish Project - 2018-05-02 21:23
This article originally appeared in Al-Monitor. DIYARBAKIR, Turkey — At an award ceremony in Iran two decades ago, Iranian Kurdish sculptor Seywan Saeedian had the audacity to criticize the regime, setting in motion the events that would force him into a ...

Are US-backed SDF fighting Shia militias in Syria?

Seth Frantzman - 2018-04-30 04:45
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN On April 29 reports emerged of clashes between the Syrian Democratic Forces and the Syrian regime-supported National Defense Forces, which allegedly include Shi’ite militias in a […] ...

Syrian regime forces tackle the war on terrorism

SDF Press - 2018-04-30 00:52
During the time that Syria Democratic Forces – SDF started its preparations to continue Jazeere Storm operation that aims to liberate the areas left from Jazeere under ISIS control and securing Syria’s Eastern borders, the Syrian regime army along with it ...

Our forces recapture the villages entered by the regime’s army

SDF Press - 2018-04-30 00:52
After the Syrian regime army and its militias launched on the positions of our forces in the countryside of Deir Al-Zour in order to disrupt the campaign of Asefat AL-Jazeera (island storm) and the fight against terrorism, our forces recaptured the offens ...

North Korea offers to shut nuclear test site in May, invite US experts

Waar Media - 2018-04-29 14:30
WAAR-DUHOK: North Korea promised to close its atomic test site next month and invite US weapons experts to the country, Seoul said Sunday, as Donald Trump expressed optimism about securing a nuclear deal in his summit with the secretive regime. The repor ...

Iraqi FM: Former Iraqi regime used chemical weapons against Kurds

Waar Media - 2018-04-25 19:23
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq is totally against the using of chemical weapons as we understand how brutal it was when the former regime killed 5,000 Kurds in 1980s, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al- Jaafari said on Wednesday in a press conference in Brussels. “We d ...

Iraqi FM: Former Iraqi Regime Killed 5,000 Kurds with Chemical Weapons

BAS News - 2018-04-25 15:26
ERBIL - Iraq is totally against the using of chemical weapons as we understand how brutal it was when the former regime killed 5,000 Kurds in 1980s, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al- Jaafari said on Wednesday in a press conference in Brussels. "We don't ...

Former Iraqi Regime Figures Maybe Freed "Soon": Lawyer

BAS News - 2018-04-24 16:04
ERBIL - There is a lot of pressure from the US on the Iraqi government to release the former country's President Saddam Hussein's fellow jailed figures, said their lawyer. Badie Araf told al-Hayat newspaper that has information from a "trustworthy" sourc ...

German parliament slams US, UK, France strikes in Syria as “Illegal”

Waar Media - 2018-04-22 11:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Germany’s parliament slammed on Friday the US, France and Britain for carrying out military strikes against the Syrian regime for its use of chemical weapons, claiming the attacks violated international law.“The implementation of military vio ...

Ahwazi Arab families call for the release of their detained relatives

Roji Kurd - 2018-04-20 03:33
Families of Ahwazi Arabs of the Ahwaz region in Southwestern Iran protested against their loved ones’ detention who were detained during recent protests by Iranian regime forces, Activists reported that one of those arrested is a child who suffers from Do ...

Jabhat al-Nusra, FSA pulles 12,000 militants to attack Assad regime

Waar Media - 2018-04-19 14:13
WAAR-DUHOK: Further provocations with improvised chemical weapons are not excluded in Syria to justify a possible Jabhat al-Nusra-led offensive on government troops in southern Syria, a military diplomatic source said on Thursday. According to the source ...

EU Calls on Russia, Iran to Prevent Syria from Using Chemical Weapons

BAS News - 2018-04-16 14:00
ERBIL — The European Union (EU) has called on Russia and Iran to use their influence on the Syrian regime and prevent it from any possible use of chemical weapons in the future again. “The EU calls upon all countries, notably Russia and Iran, to use thei ...

Hundreds of Iraqis Gather to Protest US Strikes on Syria

BAS News - 2018-04-16 00:56
ERBIL — Hundreds of Iraqis gathered on Sunday in central Baghdad to protest the US-led missile strike against alleged chemical facilities belonging to the Syrian Regime. The protesters, demonstrating in the Tahrir square were chanting against the US and ...

US to Impose More Sanctions on Russia: Report

BAS News - 2018-04-15 22:28
ERBIL - US will impose new sanctions on Russia over a suspected poison gas attack by the Syrian regime on a rebel-held town, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley stated on Sunday. She said the Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will declare the sanctions on ...

Israel’s Netanyahu: “Total Support” for Strikes Against Damascus

BAS News - 2018-04-15 13:48
ERBIL — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that his country totally supports the missile strikes US, UK and France carried out on Saturday against the chemical facilities of the Syrian regime. "A year ago I gave Israel's total support for [US ...

Rudaw: Kurdistan holds emotional ceremonies for the Anfal genocide

Justice for Kurds - 2018-04-15 01:04
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Kurds are remembering the Anfal campaign on its 30th anniversary when 182,000 people were massacred by the former Baathist regime in the 1980s. In Erbil on Saturday, an 182,000-bead rosary was displayed at City Park in front of t ...

Putin, Erdogan Discuss Syria After US Strikes

BAS News - 2018-04-15 00:41
ERBIL — Russian President Vladimir Putin held a phone conversation on Saturday with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, discussing the missile attack against the Syrian regime earlier the day. "The Russian and the Turkish sides proceed from the ...

Iraq: Strikes Against Syrian Gov. Threaten Region’s Stability

BAS News - 2018-04-15 00:09
ERBIL — The Iraqi Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that the strikes against the Syrian regime are “dangerous actions” that could threaten the stability of the whole region. “The Iraqi Foreign Ministry expresses its concern toward the strikes carried out ...

UNSC: Russia’s Resolution on Syria Rejected

BAS News - 2018-04-14 23:29
ERBIL — The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) held a meeting on Saturday to discuss the Russian-drafted resolution on the current situation in Syria in the aftermath of US missile attacks against Bashar al-Assad’s regime, but failing to adopt the re ...

Erbil Calls on Baghdad to Compensate Anfal Victims

BAS News - 2018-04-14 22:40
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Saturday urged the central government in Baghdad to take practical steps in compensating the victims of Anfal genocide campaigns which were carried out by Saddam Hussein’s regime against Kurds. “We hope ...

Turkey Welcomes Western Strikes on Syrian Regime

BAS News - 2018-04-14 10:11
ERBIL - Turkey has welcomed the airstrikes carried out by the US and its allies UK and France early on Saturday against the Syrian regime in retaliation to a poison gas attack which killed dozens of civilians last week. "We welcome this operation which h ...
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