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Kurdish Political Prisoner Exiled to Yazd Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-21 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Kurdish political prisoner, Ghader Mohammad Zadeh who has been in prison for the past 14 years, was summoned to the manager’s office of Orumiyeh Central Prison yesterday and Exiled to Yazd Prison. The exile of this p ...

March 16, 1988, The Day of the Kurdish Genocide

Washington Kurdish Institute - 2019-03-21 01:00

People celebrate Kurdish new year Newroz across Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-03-20 21:32
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— People in cities and towns across Iraqi Kurdistan Region are marking the Kurdish New Year Newroz with celebrations on Wednesday. Erbil’s main Newroz celebration will be held in Shanadar Park on Wednesday afternoon. In ...

People in Kurdistan Should Celebrate Nawroz After Successfully Defeating IS: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-03-20 20:45
ERBIL - The war against the Islamic State (IS) has ended successfully and now the people of Kurdistan Region should celebrate the Kurdish New Year which is a symbol for the peaceful culture and coexistence in the region, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani ...

Nawroz in Tuz Khurmatu: Hashd al-Shaabi Prevents Kurdistan Flag from Being Risen

BAS News - 2019-03-20 20:45
ERBIL - The pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias prevented the Kurdistan Region's flag from being risen in the disputed town of Tuz Khurmatu on Tuesday during ceremonies organized on the Kurdish New Year occasion, an official said. Hemin Nouri, a Kurdist ...

Hunger strikers in Kassel: Be the voice of the resistance

ANF - 2019-03-20 17:04
A delegation of General Students Committee of the University of Kassel visited the Kurdish hunger strikers in Kassel city of Germany on Wednesday. ...

Barzani's Message on Nawroz Holiday

BAS News - 2019-03-20 14:24
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has sent a congratulatory message to the people in the region on the Kurdish New Year occasion. "Happy New Year to the people of Kurdistan and others who celeb ...

Three journalists taken into custody in Mardin

ANF - 2019-03-20 10:39
Repression against the Kurdish media continues in Turkey. ...

23 people including politicians detained in Van

ANF - 2019-03-20 10:39
The Turkish regime continues its political genocide operations against the Kurdish people and their elected representatives. ...

Why corrupt Kurdish politicians don’t land in jail in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-03-20 09:40
Araz Barwari | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The famous saying of Dr Thomas Fuller “Be you ever so high, the law is above you” remains one of those brilliant and historical saying which will continue to echo through legal history for as long as the rule of law ...

Kurdish rebels say Kirkuk is set to fall – archive, 20 March 1991 | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-03-20 06:53

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 ...

Kurdish Activists Summoned and Threatened on the Eve of Newroz in Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-20 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): The Ministry of Intelligence of Iran has warned people against holding celebrations on the eve of the Newroz( Nowruz) in various cities and villages in Kurdistan by summoning or calling a number of Kurdish activists. ...

A Kurdish Kolbar died at the Sardasht border due to coldness

Kurdpa - 2019-03-20 01:37

A Kurdish political prisoner was exiled from the prison of Urmia to Yazd Prison

Kurdpa - 2019-03-20 01:37

Coexistence is Best Weapon to Defeat Terrorism: Barzani

BAS News - 2019-03-19 19:16
ERBIL - Coexistence is the best and most powerful weapon to fight terrorism, prominent Kurdish leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, said on Tuesday, also hoping the ideology of terror will be rooted out in the region. Barz ...

Kurdish artist visits Yağız on day 119 of hunger strike

ANF - 2019-03-19 18:36
"The hunger strike was launched against Turkey's policies and will bring victory. Fascism will be destroyed.” ...

PAJK: Let’s raise the struggle with the spirit of freedom

ANF - 2019-03-19 16:00
PAJK celebrated Newroz Day for all women, all the youth, all Kurdish people and all who seek freedom and called to raise the struggle with the spirit of resistance and freedom. ...

Syrian Kurds criticise Damascus ‘threats’ to retake northeastern Kurdish areas

E-Kurd - 2019-03-19 15:54
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds have criticised the “threatening language” of the Damascus regime after it pledged to retake northeastern Kurdish areas they control by reconciliation or by force. The minority have largely stayed out of Syria’s ...

Italian warrior killed fighting alongside Syrian Kurds against Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-03-19 15:54
ROME,— An Italian fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria against the Islamic State (IS) group has been killed, media reported Tuesday, citing the jihadists and his family. “We have killed the Italian crusader”, IS said in a statement released along w ...

Neither snow nor gloom of sanctions stays the Kurdish kolbars

Rûdaw - 2019-03-19 12:16

SDF Enters IS Encampment in Baghouz: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-03-19 12:06
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has entered the Islamic State (IS) encampment in the village of Baghouz, eastern Syria, a spokesperson said on Tuesday. "SDF is in control of Daesh encampment area in Baghouz," Mustafa Bali, a SDF sp ...

Iran denies joint raid with Turkey against Kurdish rebels | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-03-19 10:39

Catalan political prisoner Cuixart sends message to Leyla Güven

ANF - 2019-03-19 09:12
"I’m writing you in order to convey to all the Kurdish prisoners on hunger strike our sincere solidarity and support and to demand their immediate freedom." ...

Newroz celebrated in the Netherlands and Germany

ANF - 2019-03-19 09:12
Kurdish people in Europe have started celebrations to welcome Newroz. ...

Turkey, Iran launch joint raid against Kurdish rebels - minister | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-03-19 07:05

Turkey announces operation against Kurdish rebels

Seattle Times - 2019-03-19 06:12
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey has announced a military operation against Kurdish militants along its eastern border with Iran. Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu says the operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, began Monday. He de ...

Islamic State calls for revenge against Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-03-19 01:08
BEIRUT,— As the Islamic State group defended its last scrap of territory against Kurdish-led forces in eastern Syria, a spokesman Monday urged followers to attack them elsewhere in the war-torn country. An IS spokesman, in an audio recording posted on Te ...

31st anniversary of the Halabja tragedy

KRG-Spain - 2019-03-19 00:01
16th of March we commemorate 31 anniversary of the darkest day in history for the city of Halabja. On that day the Baathist regime threw chemical bombs at the city of Halabja with the aim of mercilessly exterminating the Kurdish civilian population. More ...

Kurdish Film Competes Against Hollywood Movies in North Korea

BAS News - 2019-03-18 23:32
ERBIL - A Kurdish film about the tragic chemical attack on Halabja is in a great competition with Hollywood movies in North Korea to win an international award. Dani Darin, a Kurdish filmmaker, explained to BasNews that representatives of North Korea, wh ...

Turkey, Iran launch joint operation against Kurdish rebels: minister

E-Kurd - 2019-03-18 22:59
ANKARA,— Turkey and Iran on Monday started a joint military operation against Kurdish rebels on Turkey’s eastern border, state-run Anadolu news agency quoted the Turkish interior minister as saying. Turkey has recently talked about a possible joint opera ...

Syria will retake control of Kurdish areas by force or by deal: minister

E-Kurd - 2019-03-18 22:59
DAMASCUS,— Syrian government forces will reclaim control of Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the northeastern Kurdish areas controlled by the US-backed Kurds, whether by force or through reconciliation, the defence minister warned Monday. Marginalised for deca ...

Iran denies joint operation with Turkey against Kurdish rebels

E-Kurd - 2019-03-18 22:59
TEHRAN,— Iran has denied the Turkish Interior Minister’s comments on Tehran and Ankara carrying out a joint operation against Kurdish militants, Fars news reported on Monday. The unnamed official from the Iranian Armed Forces’ General Staff told the stat ...

Syrian Regime Threatens US-backed Kurdish Forces

BAS News - 2019-03-18 20:24
ERBIL - The Syrian regime has threatened the US-backed Kurdish forces with military defeat if the Washington's Kurdish allies did not agree to a return of a state authority. President of the Syrian regime Bashar al-Assad is reportedly seeking the retake ...

KDP, PUK to Resume KRG Establishment Talks on Tuesday

BAS News - 2019-03-18 19:53
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will meet on Tuesday to resume the talks on the formation of a new cabinet in Erbil. The two major Kurdish parties have already signed two political agreements in the pas ...

In Syria, not only the Kurds are against the Turkish invasion

Washington Kurdish Institute - 2019-03-18 19:21

The issuance of a sentence of 16 years imprisonment for three Marivani citizens

Kurdpa - 2019-03-18 16:06
Kurdpa Agency: The Revolutionary Court of Marivan sentenced three Kurdish citizens from the village of Ney to the 16-year imprisonment. ...

Why Is Turkey Intimidated by Kurdish Celebrations of Nowruz, the Persian New Year? | Al Bawaba

Albawaba - 2019-03-18 15:43

Clashes after Kurdish prisoner Zulkuf Gezen suicide in Turkish jail

E-Kurd - 2019-03-18 15:36
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— The death of a Kurdish activist on hunger strike in a Turkish prison sparked clashes between supporters and police near his grave on Monday, as his lawyers and Kurdish party officials said he had committed suicide. Zul ...

Sinjar: 76 Mass Graves of Yezidi Victims So Far Discovered

BAS News - 2019-03-18 14:53
ERBIL — A total of 76 mass graves with bodies of Kurdish Yezidi victims of Islamic State (IS) brutality have so far been discovered in and around Sinjar, Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights said. Nine of the mass graves were found in the past weeks af ...

Iranian Soldier Killed in Clash with Armed Groups near KRG Border

BAS News - 2019-03-18 14:53
ERBIL — An Iranian soldier was killed by an armed group overnight on Sunday around Baneh city near Kurdistan Region border, local news agencies confirmed. It was not immediately clear if the Kurdish opposition groups were involved in the attack on the Ir ...

Clashes between PKK-affiliate and Iraqi army in Sinjar leave two soldiers dead: military

E-Kurd - 2019-03-18 12:50
BAGHDAD,— Clashes between the Iraqi army and Kurdish PKK-affiliate militia from the Yazidi Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) killed two Iraqi soldiers and wounded five of the militants on Sunday, the Iraqi military said in a statement. The clashes took place ...

Young Kurdish Porter Freezes to Death on Iran Border

BAS News - 2019-03-18 11:17
ERBIL — Another young Kurdish porter lost his life in the cold weather while carrying goods on Iran’s border with Kurdistan Region. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights reported on Monday that the man was found frozen in the mountainous areas of Sardasht ...

Kurdish women fighters brought to life on the big screen

Green Left Weekly - 2019-03-18 09:37
Les filles du soleil (Girls of the Sun) Written & directed by Eva Husson Starring Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot, Erol Afsin, Evin Ahmad Showing as part of the French Film Festival across Australia in March and April This is a war film unlike any ...

Afrin: Over 2,600 Civilians Kidnapped in One Year

BAS News - 2019-03-18 09:36
ERBIL — More than 2,600 people were abducted by Islamist groups in the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin during the last 12 months, according to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Afrin came under a massive military offensive dubbed “Olive Branch Operati ...

Message from the Ka’apor people to the Revolution in Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-03-18 09:19
“Women and men warriors of the Kurdish people, we, the Ka’apor people of Maranhão (Brazil) are united with you all for autonomy, self-management and self-determination." ...

MEP Štětina’s decleration letter on Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu

Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu - 2019-03-18 06:06
Mr. Jan Hamáček Minister of the Interior of Czech Republic Ministry of the Interior Nad Štolou 3 170 34 Prague 7 Prague 01.03.2019 Dear Minister, I am writing to you regarding the Kurdish doctor, translator and a man fighting for human rights for all of ...

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 ...

SDF Resumes Operation to Liberate Last IS Pocket of Baghouz

BAS News - 2019-03-17 22:37
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) resumed on Sunday evening the military operation against the jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) in hopes of liberating the last pocket held by the militants in eastern Syria. Mustafa Bali, a SDF spo ...

Three Kurdish Citizens Commit Suicide in One Week in Iran: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-03-17 19:23
ERBIL - At least three Kurdish citizens have committed suicide this week in Iran due to poverty in the country, a monitoring group reported on Sunday. In the first incident, Ali Mir Mirai, the father of a child in the Kurdish city of Ilam, shot himself d ...

Over 60,000 people, mostly families of Islamic State, fled Syria jihadist enclave: Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-03-17 19:07
BAGHOUZ, Syria,— The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday more than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, had flooded out of Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria since a final assault to capture it began over two months ago. The ...

ISIS Caliphate on Brink of Falling to US Backed Kurdish-led Syrian Force – Beyond the Matrix [audio] | The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com | Israel News Talk Radio | 11 Adar II 5779 – March 17, 2019 | JewishPress.com

Jewishpress - 2019-03-17 16:36

An environmental activist was arrested in Ramsar

Kurdpa - 2019-03-17 15:26
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish environmental activist from Kamyaran was detained by the intelligence forces in Ramsar and transferred to the Ettelaat's Detention of Sanandaj. ...

A Kurdish political prisoner went on hunger strike in Fshafvyh Prison

Kurdpa - 2019-03-17 15:26
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish political prisoner from Sarvabad, Sanandaj, has been on hunger strike in protest of his inappropriate condition at the Fshafvyh Prison. ...

Militia Group Kidnaps Dozens in Afrin

BAS News - 2019-03-17 15:12
ERBIL — A militia group has abducted over 25 Kurdish civilians from central and surrounding villages of Afrin in northwest of Syria. A human rights watchdog in Afrin revealed on Sunday that the militiamen of Sileman Sha group on Friday kidnapped seven pe ...

More Than 6,000 People Fled Last IS Pocket in Syria: SDF

BAS News - 2019-03-17 15:12
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) revealed on Sunday that the total number of people who have so far escaped the last Islamic State (IS) stronghold in eastern Syria, has reached 60,000. Among the massive influx of people were 5,000 I ...

Beatings a Kurdish Kolbar on the Nowsud border

Kurdpa - 2019-03-17 06:06
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish Kolbar was wounded as a result of Government troops beaten and transferred to Paveh Hospital. ...

Four months unaware of the status of the environmental activist detainee in Sanandaj

Kurdpa - 2019-03-17 06:06
Kurdpa Agency: The fate of a Kurdish environmental activist from Sanandaj is in a state of uncertainty. ...

SDF Says It Killed 32 IS Insurgents in Baghouz

BAS News - 2019-03-16 22:06
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday that it had killed 32 militants of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria's village of Baghouz. The US-backed Kurdish fighters explained in a statement that the 32 jihadists were killed dur ...

Two Turkish soldiers killed, 8 wounded in clashes with PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-03-16 19:39
ANKARA,— Two Turkish soldiers were killed and eight others were wounded on Saturday in a clash with Kurdish fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK during operations into Iraqi Kurdistan region, Turkey’s defense ministry said. Six militants, inclu ...

Iraq Denies Conducting Airstrikes Against IS in Kirkuk Recently

BAS News - 2019-03-16 19:34
ERBIL - Iraq has denied the reports claiming that the Ministry of Defense's warplanes carried out airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) positions in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk. Certain reports claimed that the Iraqi F16 warplanes targete ...

Photograph exhibition on Kurdish women in Paris

ANF - 2019-03-16 18:10
The exhibition opened on Friday at Montreuil Women's House and depicts Kurdish women and their struggle. ...

Kurdish parties and institutions stress political alliance

ANF - 2019-03-16 15:09
A KNK-Rojava’s committee formed for national unity meetings visited the Clans Council, Kongreya Star, Syrian Kurdish Writers Union and the Cizire Region Yazidi House today and discussed KNK-Rojava’s efforts for a Kurdish political alliance. ...

“Mao” slogan on HDP’s Kurdish poster found undesirable

ANF - 2019-03-16 15:09
The election campaign poster by the HDP in Dersim’s Nizamiye district that read “Yê Mao” (“Is Ours”) in the Kirmancki dialect of Kurdish was deemed undesirable and was removed. ...

Hunger striker Koçak: We owe this resistance to our leader

ANF - 2019-03-16 15:09
Kurdish patriot Mehmet Ali Koçak is on an indefinite hunger strike in front of the UN Office in Geneva since 20 February and reiterates his determination and commitment to continue the fast. ...

MPs on hunger strike: This Newroz will mark the end of isolation

ANF - 2019-03-16 15:09
"This resistance will pave the way for all the peoples of Kurdistan and the Middle East. The Kurdish people have always resisted the oppression, we are getting closer to the revolution. This Newroz will mark the end of isolation." ...

Barzani Pays Tribute to the Victims of Halabja Chemical Attack

BAS News - 2019-03-16 10:32
ERBIL — Kurdish leader, former president of Kurdistan Region and the current president of Kurdistan Democratic Party, Masoud Barzani, paid tribute to the victims of Halabja chemical attack on Saturday. Thirty one years ago on 16th March, the Baath regime ...

Continued Hunger Strike of Kurdish Political Prisoner at Quarantine of Orumiyeh Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-16 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Kurdish political prisoner, Ghader Mohammad Zadeh who has been in prison for the past 14 years, has gone on hunger strike in protest to being transferred to the Safe Ward (formerly known as Quarantine) of Orumiyeh Ce ...

Baghouz: IS Attacks Its Members Who Surrender to SDF

BAS News - 2019-03-15 22:10
ERBIL - The militants of the Islamic State (IS) targeted on Friday their own members and their families who were surrendering to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria's Baghuz, a spokesperson said. SDF spokesperson Mustafa Bali said in ...

Palestinian solidarity cannot include supporting Turkey's fascistic president while ignoring the oppression of Kurdish people | The Canary

Thecanary - 2019-03-15 19:59

10 people convicted for 2016 Kurdish wedding attack in Turkey’s Gaziantep

E-Kurd - 2019-03-15 18:58
GAZIANTEP,— A Turkish court handed down multiple aggravated life sentences Thursday over a 2016 suicide bombing attack that killed 57 people, mostly Kurds, at an outdoor Kurdish wedding. The Islamic State (IS) was blamed for the attack. Of 12 people char ...

Barzani Receives Iraqi National Security Advisor in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-03-15 17:57
ERBIL — Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Friday a delegation from Baghdad led by Iraqi National Security Advisor Falih Fayadh. Barzani’s press office said in a readout of the meeting that the pair discu ...

Three Kurdish people in London go on indefinite hunger strike, making the 'ultimate sacrifice' | The Canary

Thecanary - 2019-03-15 17:12

A Kurdish hunger striker in Wales says: 'We are ready to die for our freedom because what we have now, this is not life.' | The Canary

Thecanary - 2019-03-15 14:35

Turkish courts ban election campaign billboards in Kurdish language

E-Kurd - 2019-03-15 08:25
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Turkish courts in at least two provinces banned election billboard banners in the Kurdish language on Thursday, ordering police to take them down as the country prepares for a nationwide vote to elect local administrat ...

One month after the arrest of a Kurdish citizen and no information is available on his fate.

Roji Kurd - 2019-03-15 00:00
“Yassin Kanaani” from Saqez after one month of detention No information is available on him. On early march the Kurdish citizen was arrested by Iranian intelligence Agency returning from Tehran and at the entrance to the Saqez city along with “Aso Rameza ...

Turkey Removes HDP's Election Billboards Written in Kurdish

BAS News - 2019-03-14 23:46
ERBIL - The election banners of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which had been written in Kurdish language, were banned by Turkish courts in certain cities on Thursday, a report said. Turkey is making preparations for the nationwide elec ...

IS Attacks Hashd al-Shaabi in Western Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-03-14 23:13
ERBIL - Islamic State (IS) carried out an attack on the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias in western disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Thursday night. The jihadists targeted the Shi'ite militias in the village of Mahouz in western Kirkuk at aroun ...

Iraq's Kurdish regional parliament elects interim speaker amid boycott - The Peninsula Qatar

Thepeninsulaqatar - 2019-03-14 23:11

Racist Turkish attack against Kurdish restaurant in Paris

ANF - 2019-03-14 20:29
The Kurdish-owned restaurant Mala Bavo in Paris’ 10th neighborhood suffered a racist attack. ...

IS Insurgents Continue to Surrender to SDF in Baghouz: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-03-14 20:14
ERBIL - More than one thousand other Islamic State (IS) and their families surrendered to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Thursday as the Kurdish fighters have intensified their efforts to liberate the last militant group enclave. In an ...

Two Piranshahr citizens arrested by IRGC intelligence forces

Kurdpa - 2019-03-14 19:08
Kurdpa Agency: Two Kurdish citizens from the city of Piranshahr were arrested by the IRGC. ...

Arrest of a Kurdish Citizen in Piranshahr

Kurdpa - 2019-03-14 19:08
Kurdpa Agency: The IRGC has detained a Kurdish citizen from Piranshahr and transferred to an unknown location. ...

A Kolbar was wounded a the Baneh border

Kurdpa - 2019-03-14 19:08
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish Kolbar was wounded in Baneh's border and transferred to the hospital due to a direct shoot of government troops on the border of this city. ...

A Kurdish student is waiting for execution after six years imprisonment

Kurdpa - 2019-03-14 19:08
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish student sentenced to death at the sixth years of his imprisonment, which threatens to put his death sentence at risk. ...

Hundreds of IS Militants and Their Families Surrender to SDF

BAS News - 2019-03-14 14:00
ERBIL — Hundreds of Islamic State (IS) militants, together with their families, surrendered on Thursday to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Syria. The jihadists and their families used a corridor the SDF has opened for those who ...

Syria Kurdish forces advancing into Islamic State enclave

E-Kurd - 2019-03-14 12:41
NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria,— The Kurdish-led fighters backed by U.S. besieging Islamic State’s final shred of territory in eastern Syria said they had pushed further into the enclave following clashes and air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition on Thursday. The S ...

UN Team to Exhume First Mass Grave of Yezidis near Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-03-14 12:16
ERBIL — A special investigative team of the United Nations will begin its task to exhume the first mass grave of Kurdish Yezidi victims of Islamic State (IS) genocide in Sinjar region on Friday. United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability ...

Hunger striker Mehmud warns of “death fast” following threats

ANF - 2019-03-14 12:04
Herem Mehmud, who has been on an indefinite non-alternating hunger strike for 19 days protesting the isolation imposed upon Kurdish Peoples’ Leader Abdullah Ocalan, protested the Asayish forces’ pressure. ...

US Consulate Remembers Mustafa Barzani’s Life and Legacy

BAS News - 2019-03-14 11:37
ERBIL — The Consulate General of the United States in Erbil has marked the birth of legendary Kurdish leader Mustafa Barzani, writing that his “life and legacy” are remembered. “Today the U.S. Consulate General Erbil remembers the life and legacy of Mull ...

Today Marks Birth of Legendary Kurdish Leader Mustafa Barzani

BAS News - 2019-03-14 10:48
ERBIL — Exactly 116 years ago on this day, Mulla Mustafa Barzani, the legendary Kurdish leader, was born to spark the struggle for freedom. Mustafa Barzani was born on 14th March 1903 in Barzani village which locates on a triangle border area between tod ...

Iraqi Kurds vent anger with violent protest against Turkey

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-03-14 10:21
On January 26, Kurdish locals in northern Iraq’s Dohuk province began to peacefully protest the presence of a Turkish military base in the village of Sirye. Over the previous year, Ankara had killed dozens of locals in regularly bombings on the nearby mou ...

Koerdische parlementariër al meer dan 100 dagen in hongerstaking

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-03-14 10:21
(Interview on Dutch radio about the hungerstrike of Kurdish MP Leyla Güven in Turkey.) Een opmerkelijke wending in het Turks-Koerdische conflict. De Koerdische parlementariër Leyla Güven is al meer dan 110 dagen in hongerstaking. Zij werd in januari 2018 ...

Iranian Forces Severely Injure Kurdish Porter

BAS News - 2019-03-14 09:47
ERBIL — A Kurdish porter was severely injured by Iranian border guards on Thursday in the areas near Kurdistan Region border. Raoof Arefi, 50, was among a group of porters carrying goods over the border when they came under open fire by the Iranian force ...

Latest Status of Environmental Activists and Members of Kurdistan Branch of the National Unity Party: Seven Released, Fourteen Still Detained

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-14 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Over the past few days, seven Kurdish activists- who were arrested in Kamyaran, Sanandaj and Marivan- were temporarily released on bail. Meanwhile, 14 other activists are still held at the Ministry of Intelligence De ...

MEP visits Kurdish hunger strikers: Your struggle is our struggle

ANF - 2019-03-14 00:23
One of the 14 Kurdish hunger strikers in Strasbourg, Gülistan Ike said that they want the support of the European peoples, especially women and said they are sure of their success as this struggle is for future generations. ...

Hawrami Women’s Platform in Bashur salutes Guven’s protest

ANF - 2019-03-14 00:23
Hawrami Women’s Platform from Southern Kurdistan (Bashur) sent a letter to DTK Co-chair who has been on a hunger strike protesting the isolation imposed upon Kurdish Peoples’ Leader Abdullah Ocalan and saluted her protest. ...

SDF Says It Liberated Several Points in Baghouz

BAS News - 2019-03-13 23:24
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday that it had secured several points in the Syrian village of Baghouz, Deir ez-Zor province. "Our forces advanced today and took control of several points, Mustafa Bali, a spokesperso ...

Barzani: Political Disputes Shouldn't Cause Hatred Among Components of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-03-13 21:56
ERBIL - Political disputes should not result in hatred among the diverse ethnic and religious citizens in Iraq, Kurdish prominent leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, said on Wednesday, stressing on further strengthening t ...

KRG to Amnesty International: Detainees from Sheladize Protest Released

BAS News - 2019-03-13 12:28
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has responded to a recent report by the Amnesty International which criticized the Kurdish authorities for detaining several people for taking part in a protest in January in Sheladize which turned violent ...
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