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Afshin Sheikholeslami Mother: I am Waiting for the Release of My Son by Newroz

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-20 02:00
Kurdish Human Rights Network (KHRN): Afshin Sheikholeslami Vatani, the environmental activist who was arrested On Sunday, February 17 by security forces in Sanandaj, has been able to make a brief call to his mother. However, his family is still unaware of ...

Labour Activist Released on Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-19 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network(KHRN): Eqbal Shabani, a labour activist and inspector of the Sanandaj Bakery Association, was temporarily released on a bail of 100 million Tomans from Sanandaj Central Prison. He was arrested by security forces on February ...

A Kurdish Environmental Activist Arrested in Ramsar

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-18 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Jalal Rostami, an environmental activist from Shahini village of Kamyaran and resident of Ramsar in northern Iran, was arrested by security forces at his workplace and transferred to the Ministry of Intelligence Dete ...

Forces in Syria’s Manbij capture five ISIS fighters in security sweep

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-16 23:39

Tevgera Azadi and RJAK headquarters reopened

ANF - 2019-03-14 00:23
The Tevgera Azadi and RJAKheadquarters shut down by the Asayish security forces have been reopened. ...

Salary robbers arrested in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan, money recovered

E-Kurd - 2019-03-13 12:39
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Sulaimani security forces arrested the group of gunmen early on Wednesday, who, a day earlier, reportedly stole close to $1.35 million USD in government salaries. “The salaries of Shar Hospital employees have now been ...

PUK Security Forces Raid PKK-Affiliated Office in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-03-13 10:05
ERBIL — Security forces in Sulaymaniyah raided on Wednesday the office of Kurdistan Free Society Party (Tevgeri Azadi) in another political crackdown agains the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Previously, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), which is ...

[PICTURES]: Sulaimaniya Security Recovers Robbed Hospital Salaries

BAS News - 2019-03-13 09:12
ERBIL - The security forces in Sulaimaniya province have recovered the robbed salaries from a hospital which was reportedly estimated to over 1 IDQ billion, arresting several people involved in the robbery. Earlier on Tuesday, a group of masked armed men ...

A Kurdish Civilian Arrested in Orumiyeh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-13 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Over the past few days, security forces affiliated with the Intelligence Ministry have attempted to arrest at least 15 Kurdish civilians in a massive operation by visiting the houses of several people from the villag ...

Iraqi Forces Conduct Operation to Eliminate IS Remnants in Nineveh

BAS News - 2019-03-10 23:00
ERBIL - The Iraqi security forces have launched an operation to clear the remnants of the Islamic State (IS) in the province of Nineveh, a senior commander said on Sunday. Explaining to BasNews, Major General Najim al-Jabouri, Nineveh Operations Chief, p ...

MSD Spokesman: Northern Syria needs international guarantee

ANF - 2019-03-10 12:19
The international forces should pursue a policy of protecting the security of the region, said MSD spokesman Emced Osman, adding that the ISIS prisoners are causing major problems for the Autonomous Community. ...

A Kurdish Singer Sentenced to Two Years of Imprisonment and Deprived of Artistic Activity

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-09 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): A Kurdish singer ‘Peyman Mirzadeh’, arrested on Thursday, February 20 by security forces, was sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment and permanent deprivation of singing by branch one of the Islamic Revolutionary Court ...

Car Bomb Blast Injures Fove Iraqi Forces in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-03-08 22:02
ERBIL - At least five members of the Iraqi security forces were wounded on Friday when a bomb explosion targeted a convoy of a senior officer in Mosul city. According to a statement by Nineveh Provincial Council, the car bomb explosion occurred in the Mu ...

A Kurdish Teacher Released on Bail in Orumiyeh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-08 02:00
Kurdish Human Rights Network (KHRN): A Kurdish teacher, Peyman Naqshandi, was temporarily released from Orumiyeh Central Prison on a bail of 20 Milion Tomans on March 06. According to reports received by KHRN, security forces arrested this Kurdish teacher ...

KRG Refutes HRW Report on Detention, Torture of Suspected IS Children

BAS News - 2019-03-07 14:22
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has denied a recent report by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) which accuses Kurdish security forces of arresting children on suspicion of Islamic State (IS) affiliation, and torturing them to elicit informatio ...

Iraqi Kurdistan denies torture of Islamic State child suspects

E-Kurd - 2019-03-06 21:48
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Children suspected of ties with the Islamic State (ISIS) group are not being held by Kurdish Asayish (security) forces and have not been tortured to elicit confessions, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said ...

Kongreya Star visits women’s defense forces to celebrate March 8

ANF - 2019-03-05 16:36
Kongreya Star visited the YPJ and Domestic Security Forces (Asayish) headquarters in Derik and Serekaniye to celebrate March 8 World Women’s Day with female fighters. ...

A Kurdish Teacher Arrested in Orumiyeh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-05 02:00
Kurdish Human Rights Network (KHRN): A Kurdish teacher, Peyman Naqshbandi, was arrested by security forces in Orumiyeh on the charge of propaganda against the state and transferred to the Orumiyeh Central Prison after two days of interrogation at the Mini ...

Tens of New Generation members detained by security forces in Su

Rûdaw - 2019-03-04 12:45

Iraqi Airstrike Destroys two Islamic State Armored Vehicles in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-03-03 23:11
ERBIL - A couple of Islamic State (IS) armored vehicles were destroyed by the Iraqi warplanes before they could target the security forces in Anbar province. The jihadists had planned to use the two vehicles for attacking a military force in the desert a ...

Iraqi Forces Kill, Capture Eight IS Insurgents Before Infiltrating from Syria

BAS News - 2019-03-03 22:10
ERBIL - The Iraqi forces managed to kill and capture eight members of the Islamic State (IS) while attempting to infiltrate from the neighboring Syria into the country. Talking to BasNews, a security source explained that the forces killed three militant ...

Ten IS Members Captured on Iraqi-Syrian Borders

BAS News - 2019-03-02 20:13
ERBIL - At least ten members of the Islamic State (IS) were captured by the Iraqi forces in the border areas between Iraq and Syria, a security source said. Explaining to BasNews on condition of anonymity, a source from Anbar Operations Command said that ...

Three Kurdish Civilians Released on Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-01 02:00
Three Kurdish civilians, Borhan Adawayian, Aram Adwwayee and Abdullah Adwayee from the village of Celin of Saravabad who were previously arrested by security forces, were temporarily released over the past few days, on a bail until their hearings. “Borhan ...

Mosul car bombing kills 1, injures 13: security forces

Rûdaw - 2019-02-28 22:18

Baghdad strengthens its security forces in Kirkuk

Kurdiu - 2019-02-26 17:38

Report submitted to UN on detainees in Behdinan

ANF - 2019-02-26 17:09
A report was submitted to the United Nations (UN) regarding the situation of people detained by KDP security forces during protests in January against the Turkish invasion attacks. ...

Bashir Moves Sudan to Dangerous New Ground

International Crisis Group - 2019-02-25 23:21
Faced with the most serious protests against his 30-year rule, President Omar al-Bashir’s declaration of a state of emergency will not save his bankrupt, unpopular regime. Instead, security forces must halt worsening violence, Bashir should step down and ...

Abductees Freed from IS for Ransom: Anbar Provincial Council

BAS News - 2019-02-25 22:30
They "were not rescued by the security forces" ERBIL - The Anbar Provincial Council said on Monday that the civilian abductees were freed from Islamic State (IS) for a ransom, refuting the reports claiming they were liberated by the Iraqi security forces ...

Iraq Receives 14 More IS Prisoners from SDF

BAS News - 2019-02-25 22:01
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) handed over on Monday 14 foreign members of the Islamic State (IS) to Iraq. According to a report by Baghdad Today, citing a security source, the insurgents were of French nationality, while it has n ...

Kurdish Security Forces Arrest IS Militant South of Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-02-25 15:10
ERBIL — An Islamic State (IS) jihadists who had sneaked into the Kurdistan Region was captured by the Kurdish security forces in Darbandikhan, south of Sulaymaniyah province of Kurdistan Region. Introduced by first initials only, the 41-year-old member o ...

Another Senior IS Leader Captured in Ninevah

BAS News - 2019-02-24 16:33
ERBIL - The Iraqi security forces managed on Sunday to capture a senior Islamic State (IS) leader in the province of Ninevah. The Iraqi National Intelligence Service (INIS) explained in a statement that the dangerous militant leader was a former commande ...

Iran Detains Kurdish Boxer after Raising Kurdistan Flag in Championship

BAS News - 2019-02-24 12:43
ERBIL — Iranian security forces reportedly detained a Kurdish female athlete who recently raised the Kurdistan flag during a championship in the Kurdistan Region. Arezoo Miraki, 20, fought for a Kurdistan Region’s club against an Iranian opponent last ye ...

Venezuela Protests: 4 Killed, 200 Injured

Waar Media - 2019-02-24 10:50
WAAR_DUHOK At least four people were killed and 200 others injured during an anti-government protest in Venezuela on Saturday. Fifty-one people were also arrested during Saturday’s demonstrations as they clashed with security forces at the Colombian bord ...

Iraqi Woman Bludgeons Husband to Death with a Hammer

BAS News - 2019-02-23 22:10
ERBIL - An Iraqi woman from the province of Anbar has bludgeoned her husband to death with a hammer, reports said. According to Iraqi media reports, the incident took place in the town of al-Khalidiya, where the security forces arrested the woman over th ...

IS Group Leader Killed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-02-23 13:53
ERBIL — Another regional leader of the Islamic State (IS) has been killed in an armed conflict with the security forces in central Kirkuk, reports claimed. The insurgent, identified with first initials only, was surrounded by the Iraqi security forces in ...

Suicide bombers attack Iraqi village; security forces and residents respond

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-23 12:01

Two Kurdish Journalists Flee Kirkuk After Threatenings from Security Forces

BAS News - 2019-02-22 23:02
ERBIL - A couple of Kurdish journalists have fled the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk to Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil after they were threatened by the local security forces, an official said on Friday. Mariwan Jalal, a spokesperson for the Kurdi ...

Kurdish Activist Afshin Sheikholeslami Vatani Arrested in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-22 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): On Sunday, February 17, Afshin Sheikholeslami Vatani was arrested by security forces at his family home in Sanandaj. His sister, Negin Sheikholeslami Vatani, has told Kurdistan Human Rights Network that “Five Iranian ...

Iraqi Forces Kill Five IS Suicide Bombers

BAS News - 2019-02-21 13:20
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces on Wednesday killed at least five Islamic State (IS) fighters who had planned to conduct suicide attacks, a military source confirmed. The jihadists, wearing explosive vests, were ambushed in Badush area, northwest of Mosul ...

Iraqi Forces Capture 24 IS Militants Escaping Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-21 11:45
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have arrested 24 jihadists after they infiltrated the northern areas bordering Syria, a top military commander said. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Iraqi Army's Chief of Staff Othman al-Ghanimi said that four group lead ...

Joint Field Committees between Iraqi Security Forces and Kurdish Peshmerga Forces began their operations

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-02-21 08:35
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga After the high military delegation of the Iraqi Defense Ministry’s visit to the Ministry of Peshmerga and meeting, a number of joint committees were created. Starting this week, the committees began their operations in ...

Two Conservationists Arrested in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-21 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Two environmental activists and members of the Kurdistan branch of the Wahdat National Party in Sanandaj, Arman Vafaei and Shaho Faraji, were arrested by security forces on Monday, February 18. A member of the above- ...

A Labour Activist Arrested in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-21 02:00
According to reports received by Kurdistan Human Rights Network, Iqbal Shabani, a labour activist and inspector of the Sanandaj Bakery Association, was arrested by security forces at one of the streets of Sanandaj on February 18. There is no information a ...

Two Kurdish Environmental Activists Arrested in Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-21 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Following further arrests of Kurdish environmental activists in recent days, two other environmental activists, Zakaria Naqshbandi and Iraj Rahimzadeh, were detained by security forces in Sanandaj and Marivan. Accord ...

Shi’ite Militia Commander Slams US Diplomat’s Remarks on Iraq’s Combat Capacity

BAS News - 2019-02-20 12:33
ERBIL — Commander of an Iraqi Shi’ite militia group has slammed the remarks made by an US diplomat who previously said the Iraqi armed forces are not capable of protecting the county. “The Iraqi armed forces aren’t ready to safeguard [Iraq’s] security wi ...

Iraqi Forces Not Ready to Safeguard Iraq: US Diplomat

BAS News - 2019-02-20 10:43
ERBIL — The Iraqi forces are not capable yet to protect Iraq against the threats it faces, said Joey Hood, chargé d'affaires at the US embassy in Baghdad. “The Iraqi armed forces aren’t ready to safeguard [Iraq’s] security without the support of foreign ...

Iraqi Forces Rescue Five People from IS

BAS News - 2019-02-19 13:58
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have managed to safely rescue five civilians whom were kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) in west of the country. Mayor of Rawa city in Anbar province said the five civilians were freed after a military operation in al-Madh ...

Two Conservationists Released on Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-19 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Two environmental conservationists, Reza Asadi and Fazel Qeitasi, were released on bail after 47 days of detention. The two Kurdish activists were arrested by security forces on January 31, 2019 following the arrest ...

Mosul: Four Suicide Bombers Killed Before Targeting Iraqi Forces

BAS News - 2019-02-17 21:48
ERBIL - At least four unidentified suicide bombers were killed by the Iraqi security forces before the armed men could carry out terrorist activities in the city of Mosul. A security source explained to al-Madar news agency that the four suspects had pla ...

Peshmerga, Iraqi Forces Coordination Essential for Disputed Areas: Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2019-02-16 18:40
ERBIL - Combined security mechanisms between the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga and Iraqi security forces are essential for the disputed areas, Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani said. The Kurdish top security official m ...

Security forces arrest a terrorist in Kirkuk

Kurdiu - 2019-02-14 16:42

Rebel Incursion Exposes Chad’s Weaknesses

International Crisis Group - 2019-02-14 15:04
An early February incursion by the Union of Resistance Forces (UFR) into Chad from Libya was halted by French air strikes, conducted in coordination with the Chadian army. This most severe security threat for several years highlights the weakness of the ...

A Member of Central Council of the National Unity Party in Kurdistan Arrested

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-14 02:00
Sirwan Ghorbani, a member of the Central Council of National Unity Party in Kurdistan and environmental activist, was arrested by security forces in his home following the arrest of civil activists in Kamyaran and Sanandaj. Kurdistan Human Rights Network ...

US forces aren’t enemies of Iraq: security committee MP

Gulan Media - 2019-02-13 23:55

Body of Civilian Found Near Khanaqin

BAS News - 2019-02-13 22:13
ERBIL - The security forces in the disputed Kurdish town of Khanaqin have discovered the body of a civilian believed to have been stabbed to death. "The man's body was found in the village of Alikhan near the Kakayis village of Mekhas," a security source ...

All Unlicensed Weapons to be Seized Regardless of Owners' Political Position: Erbil Police

BAS News - 2019-02-13 22:13
ERBIL - The security forces will seize all unlicensed weapons across the Kurdistan Region and no matter what positions the owners hold in the armed forces, Major General Abdul-Khaliq Talat, the director general of Erbil police, said on Wednesday. Kurdist ...

Diyala: Two Iraqi Officers Killed, Injured While Thwarting Attack

BAS News - 2019-02-13 20:30
ERBIL - At least two officers from the Iraqi special forces were either killed or wounded on Wednesday while trying to thwart an attack conducted by unknown armed men in Diyala province. Although the Iraqi security media has not made any comments on the ...

US forces aren’t enemies of Iraq: security committee MP

Rûdaw - 2019-02-13 16:31
“The parliament will vote the decision that preserves the prestige and sovereignty of Iraq ...

IS Suicide Attack Foiled in Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-02-12 13:38
ERBIL — Security forces in Sinjar foiled on Tuesday and Islamic State (IS) plot to carry out two suicide attacks, the security sources confirmed. The jihadists, one with an explosive vest, the other at the wheel of a car bomb, were arrested outside the c ...

A Kurdish Woman Sentenced to 9 Months of Imprisonment in Salmas

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-12 02:00
Sima Moradi from Salmas was sentenced to nine months in prison on charges of membership in one of the Kurdish parties. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that this Kurdish civilian was arrested by security forces in Salmas late last f ...

Young Civilian Arrested by Security Forces in Paveh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-12 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that on Wednesday, February 06, a Kurdish civilian was arrested by security forces at his home in Paveh and transferred to an unknown location. During the arrest of this civilian, these forces also s ...

Two IS Suicide Bombers Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-02-11 10:58
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces killed on Sunday two Islamic State (IS) members wearing explosive vests while attempting to enter Ba’aj district near Mosul, security sources confirmed. Three others, including a woman, were captured before carrying out thei ...

Three IS Suicide Bombers Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-02-10 23:18
ERBIL - The Iraqi tribal fighters on Sunday were able to kill three Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers before they could reach the security forces in the province of Mosul. According to Iraqi media reports, the insurgents were attempting to enter the tow ...

Governor says he knows nothing of deal to return Peshmerga to Kirkuk

Rûdaw - 2019-02-09 20:03
Jabouri said federal forces must hold Kirkuk's security portfolio ...

More Civilians Detained in Mariwan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-09 02:01
Mohsen Adwayee, another civilian from the village of Celin of Saravabad, was arrested by security forces and transferred to the custody of this security institution on Tuesday, February 05. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that, fol ...

Arresting 63 terrorists in a security campaign inside Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-02-07 21:53
Raqqa_ On 7 Feb 2019, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Internal Security Forces implemented sweeping operation as well as common raid campaign inside Raqqa city, targeting the hidden terrorist groups and their secretive locations. Our forces could arres ...

Special Report: 40 Sunni Prisoners Pressured to Make False Confessions in TV Documentary

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-07 02:01
According to the information obtained by Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), more than 40 Sunni civilians in various cities of Kurdistan have been arrested by security forces on charges of religious activities during the past seven months. These people ...

The US plan for Kirkuk, the deal between PUK and KDP

ANF - 2019-02-06 15:39
The military aspect of the plan is to resolve the issues of Kirkuk’s security and the Hashd al Shaabi and army forces in the city center. ...

Iraqi Forces Prevent PUK Acting SG from Entering Kirkuk with Security Guards

BAS News - 2019-02-05 12:30
ERBIL — Iraqi Federal Police units blocked the security guards for Kosrat Rasoul, the acting secretary general of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), from entering Kirkuk on Monday. Rasoul was reportedly accompanied by a large convoy of security guar ...

Syria civil war: Turkey sends 1,000 special forces on secretive mission to secure ‘security zone’ across border | The Independent

Independent - 2019-02-04 15:10

Kurdish security forces arrest “three ISIS members” in Garmiyan

Rûdaw - 2019-02-04 14:38
“One of them had entered the Kurdistan Region with forged identity documents.” ...

Kurdish Security Forces Arrest Three IS Members in Garmiyan

BAS News - 2019-02-04 14:23
ERBIL — Three members of Islamic State (IS) have been arrested by the Kurdish security forces in Garmiyan administration, south of Sulaymaniyah, an official statement confirmed. Introduced by first initials only, the IS members were said to have taken pa ...

The Ministry of Interior prevents members of the security and military forces from working as taxi drivers

Kurdiu - 2019-02-04 01:59

Twin Islamic State attacks target security forces in Iraq; oil policeman killed

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-03 21:59

Security forces banned from driving taxis: KRG

Rûdaw - 2019-02-03 19:49

Anti-terrorism handed over the security file in Kirkuk to the special forces

Kurdiu - 2019-02-02 19:50

Former Political Prisoner Arrested in Orumiyeh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-02 02:00
Former political prisoner Heshmat Namanpour was arrested by the security forces and transferred to the Orumiyeh Central Prison after ten days of interrogations. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Namanpour was arrested by securit ...

Women on hunger strike in Hewler attacked

ANF - 2019-02-01 08:18
Asayish (Home security) forces attacked women in hunger strike action in front of the UN. ...

Venezuela crisis: Juan Guaidó says family has been threatened

BBC - 2019-02-01 00:04
Opposition leader Juan Guaidó says security forces have visited his home to look for his wife. ...

Duhok: Four People Arrested over Looting Archeological Objects

BAS News - 2019-01-31 23:20
ERBIL - Security forces in the Kurdistan Region's Duhok province announced on Thursday the arrest of a group of four people over looting the archeological objects in the area. Hemin Sleman, a spokesperson for Duhok Police, pointed out that the four suspe ...

74 people from Al-Mansura were set free

SDF Press - 2019-01-31 22:54
Al-Tabqa_ the internal security forces in coordination with military relations office and tribal reconciliation council, in this evening, set 74 people of Al-Mansura free, where chaos actions recently occurred and led to destabilizing the security situati ...

Four Civilians Arrested in Piranshahr

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-31 02:00
Following the arrest of civilians in various cities of Kurdistan, four other civilians from Piranshahr were arrested by security forces on the charge of cooperating with Kurdish opposition parties over the past two weeks. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (K ...

Attacks kill 4 Iraqis in Kirkuk, Baghdad

Waar Media - 2019-01-30 11:10
WAAR_DUHOK Four people, including a policeman, were killed in attacks in Iraq, according to security officials on Wednesday. Suspected Daesh militants opened fire on a checkpoint manned by federal police forces late Tuesday in al-Dibs district, northwest ...

CPJ condemns the shutdown of Kurdish TV’s office in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-01-29 16:50
BEIRUT,— The Committee to Protect Journalists on Monday condemned the closure by Kurdish security forces of the Iraqi independent broadcaster NRT’s office in Dohuk, Iraqi Kurdistan, and urged the Kurdish regional government to immediately allow NRT to re ...

Security forces shut down broadcaster’s office in Iraqi Kurdistan - Blitz

Weeklyblitz - 2019-01-29 13:06

Three Kurdish Civilians Sentenced to 22 Years of Imprisonment in Total

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-29 02:01
Three Kurdish detainees, Mohammad Pataishi, Kamal Abdollahi and Mohammad Salahshour were sentenced in three separate cases by the Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh to 22 years of Imprisonment in total. They were previously arrested by security forces in Pir ...

Security forces detain TV crews and shut down broadcaster's office in Iraqi Kurdistan - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2019-01-29 01:07

Advocacy group calls on Iraqi Kurdistan to respect press freedom, protect civil rights

E-Kurd - 2019-01-28 20:00
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Metro Center for Journalists’ Rights and Advocacy has called on Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government KRG security forces to respect the rights of media to cover events and recognize the people’s right to peaceful c ...

Wave of detentions in the aftermath of the Sheladize insurgency

ANF - 2019-01-28 18:28
KDP’s asayish security forces have launched a detention operation against attendees of the protests against the Turkish state bombings targeting civilians. Dozens of people including journalists have been detained. ...

Pressures on journalists by the KRG have increased

ANF - 2019-01-28 16:11
Many KNN, Rojnews and NRT TV employees have been detained in the last month. The latest act was the closure of NRT Duhok Office by the security forces that also detained four employees. ...

Maduro calls on army to maintain ‘unity, discipline’

Waar Media - 2019-01-28 11:13
WAAR_DUHOK Venezuelan president on Sunday called on the country’s military to stay in “unity and discipline” against the “imperialist coup attempt.” Security forces have become increasingly loyal to Venezuela and its constitution despite several attempts ...

Khanaqin: Kurdish Security Forces Attacked by Unknown Armed Men

BAS News - 2019-01-26 23:20
ERBIL - The Kurdish security forces were attacked by unknown armed men in the disputed town of Khanaqin on Saturday night, a local civil activist said. Sarwar Ali, a civil activist in Khanaqin, told BasNews that the gunmen carried out the attack on a che ...

US Considers New Security Structure for Kirkuk, Including Peshmerga

BAS News - 2019-01-24 22:02
ERBIL - The US has considered a new security structure for the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk which includes the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, a source revealed on Thursday. The source, who wished to remain anonymous, told BasNews that the US Embassy in ...

'Beaten and shot by Zimbabwe's police'

BBC - 2019-01-24 00:03
Victims tell of how the security forces have been cracking down on protesters. ...

Trump vs. Trotsky: The Many Consequences of a U.S. Withdrawal From Syria

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-01-23 18:01
Once again, in 280 characters or less, Donald Trump upended U.S. policy that many thought was settled. Trump’s series of tweets last month announcing the defeat of ISIS and the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria stunned his own national security team, t ...

Shahram Farhadi was arrested and transferred to Sanandaj Prison

Roji Kurd - 2019-01-23 00:19
“Shahram Farhadi”a civil activist residing Sanandaj cit,that was sentenced to imprisonment last year,arrested and transferred to the central prison of the city. On 21,January,2019 security forces of the Iranian government attacked to house Shahram Farhadi ...

Dangerous IS Member Captured in Central Iraq

BAS News - 2019-01-21 18:53
ERBIL - The Iraqi Directorate of General Military Intelligence announced the capture of a dangerous member of the Islamic State (IS) in the city of Ramadi, central Iraq. According to a statement by the directorate, the security forces, after collecting a ...

Explosion in Shaddadi injures 2 security members and 1 US soldier

ANF - 2019-01-21 14:11
A bomb-laden vehicle exploded at the check point of the Internal Security Forces in Shadadi region, south Hasakah. According to the initial reports, two members of the Internal Security Forces and one American soldier were injured in the bombing. ...

France: Thousands of Yellow Vests hit streets again

Waar Media - 2019-01-20 11:50
Violence has erupted as thousands of Yellow Vest protesters flocked to streets again on Saturday across France, according to security forces. Yellow Vests continued their protests in various French cities for a tenth consecutive week, despite a national ...

New law endangers U.S. assistance to Palestinian Authority security forces - U.S. News -

Haaretz - 2019-01-18 10:58

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