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Russia: Kurds would not have released Daesh militants without pressure from the US – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2020-10-23 14:16

50 Syrian families apply to leave Hol Camp

ANF - 2020-10-23 13:04
The approximately 25,000 Syrian citizens in Hol Camp near Hesekê can be released under a general evacuation. So far, only 50 families have applied to leave the internment camp. ...

Kurds would have never released IS militants without US insistence, says diplomat - Russian Politics & Diplomacy - TASS

TASS - 2020-10-22 17:18

Human Rights Association: Sick prisoners must released

ANF - 2020-10-21 14:27
Head of IHD (Human Rights Association) Istanbul Branch Gülseren Yoleri reveals that the sick prisoners do not even want to go to the hospital anymore due to quarantine after transfers to hospitals, and says that those in the risk group should be released. ...

Apple released iPhone 12: Here’s what’s new

Yahoo - 2020-10-20 08:58

Kurdish politician released following testimony in Kobani protests investigation | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2020-10-19 19:48

Freedom on the Net report: Internet 'not free' in Turkey, again

ANF - 2020-10-17 21:55
Freedom House has released its “Freedom on the Net 2020: The Pandemic’s Digital Shadow” report. Covering the period from June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020, the report has once again said that Turkey’s “freedom in the world status” is not free. ...

American Pastor Released From Jail in Turkey - WSJ

WSJ - 2020-10-17 19:16

Inmate Released from Kurdish Prison: ISIS Used Us as Human Shields | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2020-10-17 13:26


Industryglobalnews24 - 2020-10-16 11:40

Iran: prominent human rights activist released over health concerns | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2020-10-16 10:04

Hundreds of prisoners released by Rojava... |

Rûdaw - 2020-10-16 06:08

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

Women earned majority of doctoral degrees in 2019 for 11th straight year and outnumber men in grad school 141 to 100

AEI - 2020-10-16 00:04
The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) released its annual report today on US graduate school enrollment and degrees for 2019 and here are some of the more interesting findings in this year’s report: 1. For the 11th year in a row, women earned a majority o ...

Syria Kurds free more than 600 ISIL fighters as part of amnesty

Al Jazeera - 2020-10-15 23:22
Released fighters 'have no blood on their hands' and have all repented joining ISIL, Syrian Democratic Council says. ...

Over 600 prisoners released in Northeast Syria

ANF - 2020-10-15 18:04
The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria has released 631 prisoners. The amnesty was issued at the active request of the population and is intended to contribute to resocialization and social peace. ...

Turkmen Activist Reportedly Released From Turkish Deportation Center

Rferl - 2020-10-15 12:20

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. ...

Rojava Film Commune releases song celebrating Heftanîn resistance

ANF - 2020-10-14 13:05
The Rojava Film Comune has released a new song and videoclip to celebrate the resistance in Heftanîn. ...

Video: Syrian terrorist fighting for Azerbaijan, Armenia released evidence – Pledge Times

Pledgetimes - 2020-10-11 17:22

Mali hostages: Swiss woman killed last month

BBC - 2020-10-10 01:15
Sophie Pétronin, one of four hostages released this week, alerted French officials to the killing. ...

House antitrust report on Big Tech recommends punishing business success

AEI - 2020-10-09 00:11
Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have released a long-awaited report on antitrust and Big Tech. Unfortunately, the report’s recommendations would choke economic growth, hurt productivity, and reduce the adaptability of digital businesses. The po ...

Thousands Of Women, Children To Be Released From ISIS Detention Camps | Delaware First Media

Delawarepublic - 2020-10-08 06:23

Former police officer charged in George Floyd’s death released on $1 million bail | Arab News

Arabnews - 2020-10-08 00:10

Derek Chauvin: George Floyd murder suspect released from jail on $1m bail

BBC - 2020-10-08 00:06
Ex-policeman Derek Chauvin awaits trial over the killing of black American man George Floyd in May. ...

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

Make Rojava Green Again calls for release of its Swiss member

ANF - 2020-10-05 09:32
Make Rojava Green Again released a statement condemning the arrest by the Kurdistan Regional Government of one of its member, a Swiss young man who has been detained in Hewler for a week. ...

Rudaw: French-Iranian academic temporarily released from Tehran prison, placed under house arrest

Justice for Kurds - 2020-10-05 01:06
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — A French-Iranian academic jailed on security charges has been temporarily released from a Tehran prison, her lawyer announced on Saturday. Fariba Adelkhah, an anthropologist at the prestigious Sciences-Po university in Paris, was ...

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. ...

HPG releases identity of 5 guerrillas fallen martyrs in Heftanin

ANF - 2020-10-04 08:13
The HPG released the identity of 5 guerrillas who fell martyrs in Heftanin. "The 5 comrades took part in many actions dealing heavy blows to the invading enemy and fought until their martyrdom leaving a noble legacy of resistance." ...

HRW: AKP uses 2014 protests as pretext for political crackdown

ANF - 2020-10-03 13:07
Human Rights Watch commented on Ankara court's decision to detain 17 current and former politicians and officials from the opposition HDP and impose judicial control conditions on three others released from custody. ...

Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings released

BBC - 2020-10-03 00:27
Some 15 hours of audio from the grand jury proceedings in the police shooting case are released. ...

‘The wealth gap shrinks — the three years before the pandemic saw big gains for lower earners.’…..

AEI - 2020-10-02 06:52
…. is the title of yesterday’s Wall Street Journal editorial on new data from the “2019 Survey of Consumer Finances” report that was released by the Federal Reserve on Monday. The Fed’s report is released every three years and “provides a snapshot of Amer ...

Turkey releases jailed German-Kurdish singer Hozan Cane after 2,5 years

E-Kurd - 2020-10-02 00:55
ISTANBUL,— A Turkish court has released a German-Turkish singer after nearly two and half years in prison for membership of a terrorist organisation, her lawyer told AFP on Thursday. Saide Inac, 52, who performs under the stage name Hozan Cane, was arrest ...

German-Kurdish singer Hozan Cane released from prison in Turkey | News | DW | 01.10.2020

DW - 2020-10-01 06:40

What unemployment benefits are in House Democrats’ latest coronavirus relief bill?

AEI - 2020-10-01 00:02
Late Monday, House Democrats released an updated version of the “Heroes Act." Despite its “slimmed down” billing, a review of the legislation’s unemployment provisions shows it still calls for an expansion of several key unemployment benefits. The post Wh ...

HDP statement on “helicopter torture” of two Kurdish villagers

ANF - 2020-09-30 17:09
Feleknas Uca and Hisyar Ozsoy, Co-spokespersons of the HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party) Foreign Affairs, released a statement on the brutal torture suffered by two Kurdish civilians in the countryside of the Van province. ...

Epilogue: Technology Acceleration Intersects the Thirty Years’ Crisis

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2020-09-28 22:10
Access the Orbis Fall 2020 issue here In 1993,T released a series of advertisements heralding how new and emerging […] ...

Stêra Zêrîn releases new clip about the resistance in Heftanîn

ANF - 2020-09-25 14:16
Rojava music group Stêra Zêrin released a new clip called "Heftanîn, mizgîniya min" (Heftanîn, my good news). ...

Congressional reform grinds forward

AEI - 2020-09-25 00:02
The House of Representatives released recommendations that would increase the chamber’s capacity to get things done by focusing its work schedule, revitalizing congressional committees, and making repairs to the broken budget process. The post Congression ...

More charts and commentary on last week’s Census Bureau report on income

AEI - 2020-09-25 00:02
The Census Bureau released its annual report last week on “Income and Poverty in the United States: 2019” with lots of new, updated data on household and family incomes, household demographics, and poverty statistics through 2019. I posted two reports on ...

Kurdish Activist Released on Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2020-09-24 02:06
On September 20, Kurdish civil activist ‘Afshin Sheikholeslami Vatani‘ was released on a 200 million Toman bail after being in custody for nearly three months. He was arrested by security forces affiliated… The post Kurdish Activist Released on Bail appea ...

Two convicted for murder of Turkish diplomat in Iraqi Kurdistan released after appeal

E-Kurd - 2020-09-23 21:21
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan region,— Two people who had been in custody for the murder of a Turkish diplomat and two other people in Erbil last year were released on Tuesday following an appeal of their convictions. The Erbil Appeals Court issued a verd ...

Guerrilla TV releases footages of action in Xantur

ANF - 2020-09-23 16:11
Gerilla TV released footages of the action carried out by YJA Star guerrillas resulting in the death of 5 soldiers on 9 September. ...

22/09/2020 Two men detained over killing of Turkish diplomat in Erbil released: source

ESTA - 2020-09-22 14:21

Explaining US income inequality by household demographics, 2019 update

AEI - 2020-09-19 06:28
The Census Bureau released its annual report yesterday on “Income and Poverty in the United States: 2019” with lots of updated data on household income and household demographics. Based on those new data, I present my annual post titled “Explaining US Inc ...


The Global Coalition - 2020-09-19 02:03
Almost a year since the death by suicide of former Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, academics and journalists across the Middle East and beyond are analysing new revelations about the Daesh leader’s past. Declassified documents released by the Combatin ...

News roundup: ISIS leader Al-Mawla betrays fellow jihadists

The Global Coalition - 2020-09-19 02:03
“Al Mawla was a rat who gave up a lot of information on others in IS. What does that tell you about him?” -Daniel Milton, Combating Terrorism Centre Declassified documents released by the Combating Terrorism Centre (CTC) suggest while in custody in 2008, ...

Leyla Güven released from custody

ANF - 2020-09-17 20:22
While DTK co-chair Leyla Güven was released from custody, Peace Mother Fatma Turan was referred to court. ...

Detained Civil Activists Released on Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2020-09-16 02:05
Five Kurdish detainees from Saqez- Armia Ranjbari, Ali Ghaderi, Hemen Karimi, Hiwa Amini, and Vorya Amini- were released on 50 million Toman bail on Sept 10, 2020, informed sources told the Kurdistan… The post Detained Civil Activists Released on Bail app ...

NCDK releases documentary in memory of Olof Palme

ANF - 2020-09-14 11:09
The Kurdish Democratic Community Center Sweden (NCDK) released a video in memory of Olof Palme. ...

Women Defend Rojava pays tribute to Zehra, Hebûn and Amina

ANF - 2020-09-12 13:48
Women Defend Rojava has released a video to pay tribute to the three women murdered by a Turkish raid in the village of Helincê, Kobane, on 23 june. ...

Kurdish reporter released after being detained for criticising Turkish drama

Dailytimes - 2020-09-11 01:10

Animated chart of the day: Recorded music sales by format share, 1973 to 2020

AEI - 2020-09-11 00:03
My latest animated “bar chart race” visualization above shows the format shares of recorded music sales annually from 1973 to 2020 based on new mid-year sales data that were released today by the Recording Industry Industry Association of America (RIAA) f ...

Turkish Reporters Convicted in State Secrets Trial Are Released Pending Appeals | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2020-09-10 02:04

SAMAA - Kurdish reporter released after being detained for criticizing Turkish drama

Samaa - 2020-09-08 17:29

Detained over attack on Kurdish workers, two people released - english

Bianet - 2020-09-08 14:04

HPG disclose identities of 2 guerrillas fallen in Amed

ANF - 2020-09-08 11:16
The HPG Press Liason Centre released the identity of the 2 guerrillas who fell martyr in Amed. "The resistance of our comrades Numan and Adır will always inspire the struggle for freedom," said the statement. ...

Court releases two suspects in Sakarya racist attack on workers

ANF - 2020-09-08 10:10
Two people arrested in connection with the racist attack suffered by workers from Mardin in Sakarya were released after giving testimony under judicial control. ...

Mayor frees illegally captured birds in Binare Qandil

ANF - 2020-09-06 20:02
Although there is a ban on bird-catching in the town of Binare Qandil, it is repeatedly disregarded on a large scale. Captured birds confiscated during searches have now been released into the wild by the mayor. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan court releases suspects in child rape case: victim’s family, lawyer

E-Kurd - 2020-09-04 02:31
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The father of an 8-year-old girl who was raped last year in Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan said on Thursday that all suspects charged in the case have been released by a local court. According to Ismail Luqman and lawyer ...

Lawyer on day 214 of death fast released from custody

ANF - 2020-09-03 21:59
Lawyer Aytaç Ünsal, who has been on death fast for 214 days with the demand for a fair trial, has been released for the time being after the Turkish Court of Cassation has accepted a complaint against his imprisonment. ...

Friday the 13th Collection Details Released by Scream Factory! - Pop Times UK

Poptimesuk - 2020-09-03 14:28

Kurdish Singer on Conditional Release

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2020-09-03 02:09
Kurdish Singer Peyman Mirzazadeh was conditionally released from prison obtaining the agreement of the Orumiyeh prison authorities on Tuesday, September 01. He served more than 19 months of his two-year sentence, a reliable source… The post Kurdish Singer ...

7 important updates in the Department of Defense’s 2020 China Military Power Report

AEI - 2020-09-02 00:02
The Pentagon has just released the 2020 China Military Power Report, one of the leading sources of reliable information on China’s military. This year’s version provides a unique perspective on how China’s military has changed in the 21st century. The pos ...

Four Detained Civilians Released on Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2020-09-01 02:23
During the past few days, four detained Kurdish civilians- Reza Ramezani, Arash Darabi, Yahya Saidmoradi and Afshin Saidmoradi- who had previously been detained by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Kermanshah… The post Four Detained Civilian ...

Jacob Blake reportedly released from handcuffs in hospital bed

BBC - 2020-08-29 00:28
Mr Blake, a black man, was shot in the back by police in Wisconsin, sparking protests. ...

HDP: We are angry, we are sad

ANF - 2020-08-28 08:58
In a statement about the death of lawyer Ebru Timtik on the 238th day of her death fast, HDP MYK said: "We make an urgent call to the government; we won’t tolerate another death. Aytaç Ünsal should be released immediately." ...

Turkish soldier who raped Kurdish youngster released from prison

ANF - 2020-08-26 12:31
Staff sergeant Musa Orhan repeatedly raped an 18-year-old Kurd in Batman. The young woman tried to take her own life after the crime. Only after massive protests was the perpetrator imprisoned. Now he is free again. ...

Screenings of Ji bo Azadiyê in the Arab world, Europe and Japan

ANF - 2020-08-22 09:49
Directed by Ersin Çelik, the film Ji bo Azadiyê (The End Will Be Spectacular), about the Sur resistance, will be released in the Arab world, Europe and Japan. ...

HDP: Isolation in Imrali being imposed on the whole country

ANF - 2020-08-21 10:08
On 6 August the CPT released a report on its visit to Imrali between 6 and 17 May 2019 and pointed out that the system implemented in Imrali is one of isolation and torture. ...

Analyzing Apple’s epic App Store lawsuit

AEI - 2020-08-19 00:18
Fortnite developer Epic Games filed an antitrust suit against Apple and released a cheeky video after Fortnite was removed from the App Store. The event was a public relations success, but it is much less clear whether the video game maker will find succe ...

Jailed journalists interview inmates in Corona risk group in Van

ANF - 2020-08-18 12:54
Thousands of prisoners were released with the amendment made to the Law of Execution last April, but political prisoners were excluded from the amendment. ...

Two Detained Children Released on Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2020-08-16 02:07
” Two children, Hemen Adwai and Kiomars Adwai from the village of Slen of Hewraman, Kurdistan province, were released from the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Sanandaj on August 13, a reliable source… The post Two Detained Children Released o ...

Lethal Nationalism: Genocide Of The Greeks Documentary Is Finally Released! But How Do You Watch It? - Greek City Times

Greekcitytimes - 2020-08-15 21:17

Lawyer Timtik's cousin says hospital is even worse than prison

ANF - 2020-08-14 09:53
Lawyer Ebru Timtik, who has been on death fast for 224 demanding a fair trial, was not released despite the report by the Forensic Medicine Institute (ATK) stated she could not stay in prison. ...

HPG Press Centre releases identity of guerrillas fallen in Elazığ

ANF - 2020-08-13 10:40
HPG Press Centre released a statement disclosing the identity of two martyrs who fell in Elazığ. ...

Mayors of Kızıltepe and Savur remain in prison

ANF - 2020-08-11 18:07
The mayors of Kızıltepe and Savur, who were arrested at the end of 2019 on terror charges, have not been released from prison. ...

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. ...

Ill prisoners are in serious conditions and must be released

ANF - 2020-08-09 08:04
The Freedom for Ill Prisoners Initiative in Ankara drew attention to the situation of ill prisoners in Sincan Women's Closed Prison during the 309th week of their protest. ...

Another rapist released from prison in Turkey

ANF - 2020-08-06 16:30
A man who raped a 16-year old, has been released from prison. ...

UN research finds Covid affected working women in Turkey the most

ANF - 2020-08-06 12:22
The UN Women's Turkey office has released a research on the economic and social impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the population. ...

Yessian documentary "An Armenian Trilogy" released in 5 languages | SHOOTonline

Shootonline - 2020-08-06 08:34

Prison inmate with advanced Parkinson’s has served his time but is not released - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2020-08-05 10:34

New report shows a majority of people pay less for medicines than before

AEI - 2020-08-05 01:16
The data from a just-released report demonstrate that the price of medicines after discounts has gone up by less than consumer inflation for the last three years. The post New report shows a majority of people pay less for medicines than before appeared f ...

Prisoner Subaşı has cancer and must be released, says the IHD

ANF - 2020-08-02 08:48
IHD Istanbul Branch Prison Commission said that Hasan Subaşı, who is suffering from cancer, should be released immediately. ...

Kamal Hassan Ramazan Released from Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2020-08-02 02:03
Kurdish political prisoner Kamal Hassan Ramazan Solo was released from Orumiyeh Central Prison after serving six years in prison. He was in danger of execution in the past few years due to… The post Kamal Hassan Ramazan Released from Prison appeared first ...

Trump’s Former Lawyer Michael Cohen Released to Home Confinement - WSJ

WSJ - 2020-08-01 11:01

Imprisoned lawyers on death fast forcibly hospitalized

ANF - 2020-07-30 19:49
Lawyers Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal, both of whom are on death fast demanding a fair trial, have not been released from prison despite a medical report finding them incapable of imprisonment. The lawyers were forcibly taken to hospital instead. ...

Müslüm Elma is finally free

ANF - 2020-07-28 17:54
After the verdict in the TKP/ML trial in Munich, the main defendant Müslüm Elma was released. The State Protection Senate claims "structural repression of minorities by the Turkish state power". ...

Czech couple released from Turkish prison

ANF - 2020-07-25 17:54
A Czech couple who had been in prison in Turkey since the end of 2016 for alleged membership of the YPG has been released. They were brought home on Friday on a special flight. ...

Release of Basque prisoner in France appealed

ANF - 2020-07-25 10:07
Basque political prisoner Frédéric "Xistor" Haramburu could be released on parole on 6 August, but the French National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor's Office has appealed the decision. ...

Uca: "Why was the rapist officer released?"

ANF - 2020-07-24 15:06
In a question to the Ministry of Justice, HDP member Feleknas Uca raises important questions about the rape of I.E. by a Turkish officer. ...

Can Sudan Escape Its History as a Transit Hub for Violent Extremist Organizations?

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2020-07-24 02:09
When the U.S. Department of State released its annual country reports on terrorism a few weeks ago, many security analysts were curious how Sudan would be assessed. The state has been officially listed as a sponsor of terrorism since 1993 on account of it ...

TEV-ÇAND: Hozan Serhat was an artist loyal to his people

ANF - 2020-07-23 08:15
In a statement released to mark the anniversary of Martyr Hozan Serhat, TEV-ÇAND said: "Hozan Serhat was a conscious and loyal artist. The artists who know the reality of the people express the truth of the society in their songs." ...

Animated chart of the day: Top ten countries for CO2 emissions, 1965-2019

AEI - 2020-07-23 00:34
The new animated bar chart race visualization above shows the top ten countries for CO2 emissions annually from 1965 to 2019 based on data from BP’s “Statistical Review of World Energy 2020” that was released last month. Here are a few observations: 1. Am ...

Berbanga Rojava releases song for 33 Suruç martyrs

ANF - 2020-07-22 08:30
Berbanga Rojava music group released a song in memory of 33 martyrs of the Suruç massacre which was carried out on 20 July 2015. ...

Detention period of 48 detainees in Istanbul extended

ANF - 2020-07-21 17:24
Yesterday 54 people were arrested in Istanbul at a rally for victims of the ISIS massacre in Suruç. Four lawyers and two minors have been released, and the detention period for the rest of those arrested has been extended. ...

Batman Democracy Platform: Rapists enjoy impunity

ANF - 2020-07-18 19:20
The suspected rapist of a 17-year-old girl from Batman was released after a brief arrest. The man is an officer in the Turkish army. The local democracy platform speaks of "concealment of the crime by top authorities". ...

TJA spokeswoman Ayşe Gökkan released from custody

ANF - 2020-07-18 15:41
TJA spokeswoman Ayşe Gökkan has been released from custody on condition of judicial surveillance. The case against her is still ongoing. ...
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