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IRGC’s interference made a cultural event boycotted

Kurdpa - 2018-10-15 05:00
Kurdistan Press Agency (Kurdpa): a significant number of Kurdish, cultural activists boycotted the first congress of Kurdish Novel and Tale held in Shno (Oshnavieh) due to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)’s interference. ...

A Kurdish Citizen Killed by the IRGC Forces in Paveh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-10-15 02:41
A Kurdish citizen was killed during the conflict between the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) forces and Peshmerga of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (PDKI) near the city of Paveh. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed th ...

The Baloch people in Iran’s grip

Jerusalem Post - 2018-10-14 08:00
The Baloch people speak Balochi, a language of the Medes that is linked with Kurdish and Zaza-Gorani. ...

Duhok: Two Suspects Captured with 50 kg of Drugs

BAS News - 2018-10-13 20:50
ERBIL - Kurdish security forces were able to capture two suspects in possession of 50 kg of heroin in the province of Duhok on Saturday, reportedly attempting to smuggle it abroad. Kurdistan 24 cited Colonel Faraj Kouger, the head of the Anti-Drug Direct ...

Iranian intelligence forces kill 2 Kurd separatists

Seattle Times - 2018-10-13 20:42
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency says members of the country’s intelligence service have killed two Kurdish separatists in a clash in the western city of Kermanshah. Saturday’s report quotes Iran’s intelligence ministry as saying ...

In Pictures: Art Exhibition Opened in Kobani

BAS News - 2018-10-13 20:32
ERBIL - An art exhibition has been opened in Kobani, in which 12 Kurdish women from the city presented a number of their portraits representing the difficulties that the residents suffered from the Islamic State (IS) in 2014. The exhibition was opened on ...

Barzani Receives Delegation from Iraqi Fatih Coalition

BAS News - 2018-10-13 19:28
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) received on Saturday a delegation from the Iraqi Shi'ite Fatih Coalition to discuss the latest Iraqi politics. The Kurdish influential leader and the Iraqi dele ...

Barzani, Governor of Ninevah Discuss IDPs Issue

BAS News - 2018-10-13 18:40
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Saturday the Governor of Nineveh Nowfal Hammadi in Erbil. The pair, according to a statement by Barzani's office, exchanged views on the return of ...

People to Gather in Erbil on First Anniversary of October 16 Events

BAS News - 2018-10-13 18:40
ERBIL - A gathering will be held on October 16 in the Kurdistan Region capital city to protest the Iraqi military incursion into the disputed Kurdish areas on the first anniversary of the event. Talking to BasNews, Hawar Mohammed, one of the organizers o ...

KRG Working to Bring Back Bodies of Aegean Sea Victims

BAS News - 2018-10-13 13:33
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is working seriously to bring back the bodies of the Kurdish citizens who drowned in the Aegean Sea en route to Europe, said spokesperson Safin Dizayee. “The KRG is in constant contact with the Turkish auth ...

Russia Says US Supporting Kurdish “Quasi-state” in Syria

BAS News - 2018-10-13 10:15
ERBIL — Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has accused the US of supporting the Syrian Kurds in permanently dividing Syria. In an interview with the French service of Russia's state-run RT channel, Lavrov said that Washington is supporting the establishment ...

US photo contest awards Kurdish man’s work showing displaced Yezidis

The Kurdish Project - 2018-10-13 01:48
Rawan Jawad, 32, submitted four photos depicting the lives of displaced Yezidis from Shingal in camps in the Kurdistan Region. The post US photo contest awards Kurdish man’s work showing displaced Yezidis appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Recognizing the Bravery of Kurdistan’s Women

The Kurdish Project - 2018-10-13 01:48
We must recognize that the Kurdish people deserve significantly more support and attention, instead of being used, time and time again, solely as tactical partners in war and conflict. The post Recognizing the Bravery of Kurdistan’s Women appeared first ...

Turkey condemns Kurdish reporter to 90 months of jail

The Kurdish Project - 2018-10-13 01:48
Taskin said she has faced “physical and psychological torture,” during her detention as Turkish police officers strip-searched her in a humiliating manner. The post Turkey condemns Kurdish reporter to 90 months of jail appeared first on The Kurdish Proje ...

Four More Bodies of Kurdish Migrants Discovered in Aegean Sea

BAS News - 2018-10-12 22:07
ERBIL - At least four more bodies of the 35 migrants who drowned in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday, have been discovered, an official said on Friday. The majority of the victims were from Zakho and Duhok cities in Kurdistan Region, and the bodies of 14 of t ...

Turkish military drone shot down by PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan: footage

E-Kurd - 2018-10-12 16:59
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Kurdish fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have shot down a Turkish drone in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, the group’s affiliated media reported. PKK-affiliated media released footage showing a drone do ...

Kurdish, Iraqi forces arrest Islamic State financiers: coalition

E-Kurd - 2018-10-12 10:59
WASHINGTON,— Ten members of a key financial network for the Islamic State network have been arrested in Iraq, the US-led coalition fighting the jihadists announced Thursday. Iraqi commandos and Kurdish counter-terrorism forces arrested the members of the ...

Syrian Kurdish forces say they hold 900 foreign Islamic State fighters

E-Kurd - 2018-10-12 10:59
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish forces of Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) battling the Islamic State group hold around 900 of the organisation’s foreign jihadists, a spokesman said on Thursday, a sharp increase from a previous figure. In lengthy battles a ...

Baghdad Doesn't Recognize Halabja as Separate Province in Practice: MP

BAS News - 2018-10-12 00:33
ERBIL - Despite the fact that Baghdad has officially recognized the Kurdish city of Halabja as a separate province, the federal government did not consider it so when allocating the city's share from Iraq's 2018 budget bill, a Kurdish lawmaker argued. Ta ...

Iranian Kurdish Opposition Party Refutes Evacuation from Koya

BAS News - 2018-10-11 19:45
ERBIL - The Iranian Communist Party, which is based in the Kurdistan Region's Koya district, refuted the reports claiming that the party's Peshmerga fighters have evacuated the area due to Iran's repeated threatenings. Talking to BasNews, Farhad Shaabani ...

Iran Gives Amputation Sentence to Kurdish Inmate

BAS News - 2018-10-11 11:37
ERBIL — An Iranian court has issued an amputation sentence for a Kurdish man after charging him with thievery. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights identified the inmate as Kasra Karami, 37, from Kermanshah province. He was issued the sentence in the cri ...

Iran Threatens to Attack Kurdish Opposition Parties Again

BAS News - 2018-10-11 10:44
ERBIL — A top Iranian commander has threatened to once again attack the Kurdish opposition parties on its border with the Kurdistan Region. The Chief of General Staff of Iranian Armed Forces, Mohammad Bagheri, said during a visit to the Kurdish province ...

Susan Meiselas photography retrospective at SFMOMA

The Kurdish Project - 2018-10-11 06:35
She spent decades documenting the persecution of Kurds in Iraq and Turkey. The post Susan Meiselas photography retrospective at SFMOMA appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Turkish court ruled to continue jailing 17 Kurdish children – report

The Kurdish Project - 2018-10-11 06:35
A Turkish court has decided to continue imprisonment of 17 Kurdish children arrested in Nusaybin district of the southeastern city of Mardin. The post Turkish court ruled to continue jailing 17 Kurdish children – report appeared first on The Kurdish Proj ...

A Kurdish Political Prisoner Released after Serving One Year in Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-10-11 02:07
Ali Mami, a Kurdish political prisoner detained at the Orumiyeh Central Prison who was sentenced to one year in prison on charges of propaganda against the state, was released on October 09 after serving his one year imprisonment sentence. Kurdistan Human ...

13th International Book Fair opens in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-10-10 14:38
President Masoud Barzani opens Erbil International Book Fair. WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish prominent leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, attended on Wednesday the opening ceremony of the 13th International Book Fair in Erbil. Over 250 ...

Iran Executed 80 Kurds in Past 12 Months: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-10-10 13:02
ERBIL — The Iranian government has executed 80 of its Kurdish citizens since 10 October last year, said a monitoring group. On Wednesday, which marks the World Day Against the Death Penalty, Hangaw Organization for Human Rights reported that the rate of ...

New Iraqi oil contracts to require local workforce be hired

Kurdistan24 - 2018-10-10 12:38
An Iraqi army vehicle stands at the Bai Hassan oil field west of Kirkuk on October 17, 2017 as Iraqi forces seized major oil fields in the disputed northern province of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces. (Photo: AFP) ...

In Pictures: Barzani Opens 13th International Book Fair in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-10-10 10:23
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, attended on Wednesday the opening ceremony of the 13th International Book Fair in Erbil. Over 250 publishers from 35 countries are showcasing their latest publicat ...

Unknown Gunmen Rob a Group of Teachers in Garmiyan: Police

BAS News - 2018-10-09 21:06
ERBIL - A number of unknown armed men attacked a group of Kurdish teachers on a main road in the Kurdistan Region's Garmiyan area, where they stole a great amount of money, local police reported. The police explained in a statement that the Kurdish teach ...

28 victims of landmine explosions in six months

Kurdpa - 2018-10-09 18:05
Kurdistan Press Agency (Kurdpa): 28 Kurdish citizens from the provinces of Urmia, Sna (Sanandaj), Kirmashan (Kermanshah) and Ilam have been killed or wounded due to landmine explosions during the past six months. ...

Barzani receives UN’s Jan Kubis in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-10-09 16:57
President of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzan and Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis. WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish prominent leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzan ...

Kurdish Opposition Forces Kill Iranian Soldier

BAS News - 2018-10-09 15:31
ERBIL — A group of fighters from a Kurdish opposition party clashed with the Iranian border guards on Tuesday, killing at least one Iranian soldier. The confrontation took place in the early hours after midnight outside Daranakhe village of Marivan, Kurd ...

13th International Book Fair to Open in Erbil on Wednesday

BAS News - 2018-10-09 15:11
ERBIL — The 13th International Book Fair is due to open on Wednesday in Kurdistan Region’s capital. BasNews has learned that several dozens of Kurdish, Iraqi, and international publishers are participating in this year’s exhibition. The fair will be open ...

Turkey police round up dozens of Kurds over alleged PKK links

E-Kurd - 2018-10-09 14:00
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Turkish police detained dozens of people over alleged links to Kurdish militants in an operation carried out in nine cities including the main Kurdish city of Diyarbakir (Amed) in Turkish Kurdistan, the local pr ...

UN Envoy Visits Barzani, Congratulates Him on “Successful Election”

BAS News - 2018-10-09 13:40
ERBIL — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis, visited Kurdish prominent leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Tuesday in Erbil. Kubis congratulated Barzani on th ...

Kurdish Student Killed as School Wall Collapses in Iran

BAS News - 2018-10-09 11:15
ERBIL — A 7-year-old schoolgirl lost her life after a wall at her school collapsed on her. According to Hangaw Organization for Human Rights, Donya Waysi died on Monday in the school yard in Garmash village of Sanandaj, Iranian Kurdistan. A local educati ...

Please, don’t boycott the Iraqi Kurdistan’s parliament

E-Kurd - 2018-10-09 10:25
Abdul-Qahar Mustafa | Exclusive to Ekurd.net There have been disturbing reports coming out through different media outlets that small Kurdish political parties such as the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU), the Change Movement (Gorran) and New Generation pol ...

France’s Macron to Visit Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-10-09 10:18
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron will be visiting the Kurdish Yezidi town of Sinjar in the near future to observe the current situation of its people, said UN Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad. After four years since the Islamic State (IS) massacre ...

Strike of Marketers in Some Kurdish Cities

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-10-09 04:53
Following a call in social networks for a nationwide strike in protest to the poor economic situation and inflation, a large part of the markets in several cities (including Sanandaj, Kermanshah, Ilam, Baneh, Saqqez, etc) had closed their shops. Different ...

IS Destroys Three Water Pipelines in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-10-08 20:05
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) militants have destroyed a number of water pipelines in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, an official said on Monday. Talking to Turkish media outlet Anadolu Agency, Majid Ahmed, a commander from the federal police i ...

Provincial Council Calls on Parliament to Address Crises in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-10-08 15:49
ERBIL — Head of Kirkuk Provincial Council, Rebwar Talabani, has called on Iraq’s newly formed parliament to take immediate measures and address the deteriorating situation in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk. In an official statement on Monday, Ta ...

PICTURES: Iranian Kurdistan Goes on Strike to Protest Economic Crisis

BAS News - 2018-10-08 12:12
ERBIL — The majority of Kurdish cities in the Iranian Kurdistan joined a public strike on Monday to protest the harsh economic crisis as the result of Tehran government’s policies. Civic activists had previously called on the people to close down the mar ...

Barzani receives Sec-General of Arab Project in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-10-07 19:40
President Barzani and Secretary-general of the Arab Project in Iraq, Khamis Al Khanjar. WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish prominent leader and president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) received on Sunday the secretary-general of the Arab Project in Iraq, Khami ...

Barzani, Head of Arab Project in Iraq Discuss Iraq’s Politics

BAS News - 2018-10-07 17:41
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) received on Sunday the secretary-general of the Arab Project in Iraq, Khamis Al Khanjar. During the meeting, according to a statement by Barzani's press office, the Ir ...

Barzani, McGurk discuss new Iraqi government formation

Waar Media - 2018-10-07 15:39
President Barzani and McGurk WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish prominent leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani received a United States government delegation headed by Brett McGurk, the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global C ...

US Envoys Meet with Barzani

BAS News - 2018-10-07 14:07
ERBIL — US special presidential envoy to the coalition against the Islamic State (IS), Brett McGurk, met with Kurdish prominent leader and president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Sunday. The officials discussed, among other topi ...

Man Captured with 5 Kilograms of Drugs in Soran

BAS News - 2018-10-07 14:07
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces in Soran, Erbil province, have arrested a man who had in possession five kilograms of addictive drugs. According to an online statement, Soran Anti-Narcotics Police has put the individual under custody, and confiscated the ...

Kurdistan Has Turned into A Military Garrison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-10-07 02:01
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp, in coordination with the Ministry of Intelligence of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has turned the Kurdish cities such as Sanandaj, Kamyaran, Shaho, Paweh, Mariwan and Sarwabad into a military garrison through dispatc ...

Tuz Khurmatu: Two Brothers Wounded in Bomb Explosion

BAS News - 2018-10-06 21:50
ERBIL - Two brothers were wounded in a bomb explosion in the Kurdish city of Tuz Khurmatu in Salahaddin province on Saturday. Mohammed Fayaq, former head of Tuz Khurmatu media, said in a statement on his Facebook feed that the blast occurred in an area b ...

Thousands of Iraqi Students Willing to Study in Kurdistan: Report

BAS News - 2018-10-06 21:50
ERBIL - Thousands of students from the Iraqi provinces are willing to apply for their studies in the Kurdistan Region, and the Kurdish Ministry of Education has its own conditions for approving the students. The Iraqi Office of High Commissioner for Huma ...

What does it mean to be a martyr in Iraqi Kurdistan?

E-Kurd - 2018-10-06 16:22
Abdul-Qahar Mustafa | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Martyrs of Kurdistan are shining stars in the sky that should be remembered in our hearts forever. If it wasn’t for their sacrifices and the sacrifices of the dear Kurdish friends like Americans and Europeans, ...

Kurdish Woman Killed in UK

BAS News - 2018-10-06 10:19
ERBIL — A Kurdish mother of four has been stabbed to death in her home in UK’s Fenton, police said. Avan Najmadeen, 32, was found dead last Monday after she failed to pick up her children from school. She is believed to be from the Kurdistan Region. The ...

Yezidis Hold Jamayi Eid after Four Years Since Sinjar Massacre

BAS News - 2018-10-06 10:19
ERBIL — Thousands of Kurdish Yezidis have gathered in the religious temple of Lalish to celebrate the Jamayi Eid after four years since the Islamic State (IS) attack on Sinjar. Over 150,000 Yezidis are expected to visit Lalish and take part in religious ...

Two Kurdish Kolbars Killed, One Wounded at Orumiyeh and Nosoud Borders

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-10-06 03:17
Over the past few days, two Kolbars have been killed and one injured while crossing the border by Iranian border forces at the Orumiyeh and Nowsoud borders although they were not carrying any illegal cargo. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been i ...

KRG PM Barzani congratulates Nadia Murad on receiving Nobel Peace Prize

Waar Media - 2018-10-05 18:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has congratulated Kurdish Yezidi activist Nadia Murad on receiving the 2018’s Nobel Peace Prize, saying that the people of Kurdistan are proud of her courage. “Heartfelt congratulations to Nad ...

Barzani extends his congratulation to Yazidis on occasion of Jamayi Eid

Waar Media - 2018-10-05 18:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, on Friday congratulated the Yezidis on their religious holidays known as Jamayi or Eda Hechiya. “On the occasion of Jamayi Eid, I extend my congratulation to the Yez ...

Yezidi Human Rights Activist Receives Nobel Peace Prize

BAS News - 2018-10-05 14:47
ERBIL - The Kurdish Yezidi human rights activist Nadia Murad alongside Denis Mukwege have received the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in fighting against the use of sexual violence in war and confrontations. The award was announced on Friday at ...

Masrour Barzani: Nadia Murad Gave Yezidis a Powerful Voice

BAS News - 2018-10-05 14:47
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, has extended his congratulations to Kurdish Yezidi activist, Nadia Murad, on wining the 2018’s Nobel Peace Prize. “I congratulate Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad Base ...

Kurdistan is Proud of Nadia Murad: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2018-10-05 14:47
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has congratulated Kurdish Yezidi activist Nadia Murad on receiving the 2018’s Nobel Peace Prize, saying that the people of Kurdistan are proud of her courage. “Heartfelt congratulations to Nadia M ...

Barzani Congratulates Yezidis on Jamayi Feast

BAS News - 2018-10-05 14:47
ERBIL — Kurdish leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, on Friday congratulated the Yezidis on their religious holidays known as Jamayi or Eda Hechiya. “On the occasion of Jamayi Eid, I extend my congratulation to the Yezidi ...
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