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Held captive for years by ISIS, 21 freed Yezidis return to Iraq's Sinjar

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-23 20:33

Saturday Mothers demand justice for Hasan Ocak

ANF - 2019-03-23 16:15
Hasan Ocak disappeared on 21 March 1995. His family is seeking justice and the truth for 24 years. ...

Breaking news: Our forces (SDF) are Flying their flags over AL-Bagous and declare the victory over ISIS

SDF Press - 2019-03-23 09:52
Our forces are flying their flags over AL-Bagous and declare the military victory over ISIS after six years of continuous war and great sacrifices. This victory would not have been achieved without the sacrifices of thousands of martyrs and wounded heroes ...

Crimea in modern geopolitics - five years of 'Crimean spring' | Vestnik Kavkaza

Vestnikkavkaza - 2019-03-22 15:10

For Syrians, 8 years of war leaves stories of loss and hope - An-Nahar English

Annahar - 2019-03-22 12:38

Newroz in Cizre: Resistance message from tens of thousands

ANF - 2019-03-21 22:22
“Cizre has been the honor of the people of Kurdistan for years. Today we are all Leyla Güven." ...

First Newroz bonfire lit in Raqqa in 8 years

ANF - 2019-03-21 13:20
Raqqa residents had last celebrated Newroz in 2011 when the Syrian civil war broke out, and this year they lit the Newroz bonfire once again for the first time in 8 years. ...

Pakistan sentences Czech model to 8 years on drug charge

Yahoo - 2019-03-21 07:09

For Syrians, 8 years of war leaves stories of loss and hope | Belleville News-Democrat

BND - 2019-03-21 06:57

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 ...

Prime Minister Barzani’s speech at the Middle East Tourism Exhibition

KRG-Spain - 2019-03-21 00:00
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani opened the Middle East Tourism Exhibition in Erbil. In a speech, he recalled that “if it were not for recent very difficult years, the Kurdistan Region wou ...

Three Years After EU-Turkey Swap Deal, Greece Awash With Refugees - The National Herald

Thenationalherald - 2019-03-20 23:54

For Syrians, 8 years of war leaves stories of loss and hope - Houston Chronicle

Chron - 2019-03-20 18:40

Record prison sentences for lawyers on trial in Turkey

ANF - 2019-03-20 14:05
An Istanbul court issued prison sentences for 17 of the 20 lawyers, ranging from 3 years and 1 month to 18 years and 9 months. ...

Japan to extend sanctions against North Korea by two years: NHK

Yahoo - 2019-03-20 10:32

Ex-Pediatrician Gets at Least 79 Years in Prison for Sexually Assaulting 31 Kids [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-20 00:33

US Hails Kurdistan for Combatting Terrorism, Sheltering IDPs, Syrian Refugees

BAS News - 2019-03-19 22:18
ERBIL - The United States has praised the role of the Kurdistan Region and its people in, alongside the Peshmerga forces, combatting terrorism while sheltering nearly 2 million IDPs and Syrian refugees in the past few years. The message was conveyed by a ...

For Syrians, 8 years of war leaves stories of loss and hope | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-03-19 20:16

German citizen sentenced over six years by Turkish court

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-19 14:55

Years in prison wanted for Demirtas as HDP prepares to nominate him for Turkey presidency

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-19 07:33

German-Turkish Singer Faces Up To 13 Years in Prison For 'Terrorism'

Theglobepost - 2019-03-19 07:33

Putin in Crimea as Russia marks five years since annexation

Gulan Media - 2019-03-19 06:33

One Kolbars Killed and Six Wounded in One Month

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-19 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Since late February, one Kolbar has been killed and at least six injured after being directly shot by Iranian border guards. During this time, three Kolbars, one of whom was 17 years old, have lost their life due to ...

Loss, hope after eight years of war | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR

Dailystar - 2019-03-18 19:40

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. ...

Columnist Sara Weinberger: 8 years of not forgetting in Syria

Gazettenet - 2019-03-18 16:00

KDP, Gorran on the Same Page About Kurdistan Presidency Law

BAS News - 2019-03-18 14:53
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) appear to be on the same page about introducing an amendment to the Kurdistan Region Presidency Law and elect the president sooner. For years, Gorran has been pushing to bring the pres ...

Anger and Apprehension Haunt Ruined Sinjar, Years after ISIS Ousted | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-03-17 17:26

After years of Brexit make-believe, reality is finally closing in on our politicians

Telegraph - 2019-03-17 17:19

Iran sentences US Navy veteran to 10 years in prison for insulti

Rûdaw - 2019-03-17 08:53

France Repatriates IS Children from Syria

BAS News - 2019-03-17 00:07
ERBIL - France has repatriated five young children from the camps in northern Syria whose parents had joined the Islamic State (IS) in the past four years. The move was made after Iraq said that it had started the legal proceedings against 14 militants o ...

Many stories of loss and hope as Syria marks 8 years of its long-running civil war

Staradvertiser - 2019-03-16 19:40

Dakhila Murad not optimistic for Yezidi future 4.5 years after genocide

Rûdaw - 2019-03-16 15:19
She has lost six brothers, two sisters-in-law and a 12-year-old niece ...

For Syrians, 8 years of war leaves stories of loss and hope

Rûdaw - 2019-03-16 15:19
Public opposition is not extinguished ...

Kurdistan PM: Halabja Reminds of Necessity of Preventing Future Genocides

BAS News - 2019-03-16 12:54
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minsiter Nechirvan Barzani said the Halabja chemical attack shall be a reminder to prevent any future genocidal attack against Kurds and others across the world. The statement was made on 16th March, 31 years after the chem ...

For Syrians, 8 years of war leaves stories of loss and hope | Raleigh News & Observer

Newsobserver - 2019-03-16 12:36

For Syrians, 8 years of war leaves stories of loss and hope | Miami Herald

Miamiherald - 2019-03-16 12:13

'Every citizen has paid the price': For Syrians, eight years of war leaves stories of loss and hope - Middle East - Stripes

Stripes - 2019-03-16 11:35

From the Unabomber to New Zealand terror: Media, social media and confronting hate

Seth Frantzman - 2019-03-16 11:26
Social media giants, media and authorities have learned how to confront terror in recent years, but are they addressing it the right way online? By SETH J. FRANTZMAN From […] ...

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 ...

'Every citizen has paid the price': 8 years of war leave Syrians with many to blame, but no way out - Syria -

Haaretz - 2019-03-16 08:31

Syria War Anniversary: Pictures Show How Eight Years of Fighting Have Changed the Country and Its People

Newsweek - 2019-03-16 07:53

For Syrians, 8 years of war leaves stories of loss and hope -

Sfchronicle - 2019-03-16 07:53

For Syrians, 8 years of war leaves stories of loss and hope -

Startribune - 2019-03-16 07:37

On patrol with Afghan Special Forces, without US support

BBC - 2019-03-16 02:19
At least 45,000 Afghan police and soldiers have died over the past four years. ...

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 ...

8 years into Syria’s civil war, Brookings experts explain the US position and regional context

Brookings - 2019-03-15 22:47

Timeline: Syria's eight years of fire and blood | Euronews

Euronews - 2019-03-15 22:23

Timeline: Syria's eight years of fire and blood | Reuters

Reuters - 2019-03-15 12:42

What is Syria's future after eight years of war?

Al Jazeera - 2019-03-15 06:02
US-backed Kurdish forces are conducting their last operation against ISIL fighters in eastern Syria. ...

A Prisoner Hanged at Tabriz Central Prison after Serving 15 Years of Imprisonment

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-15 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): On Monday morning, March 12, a prisoner charged with murder was executed at Tabriz Central Prison. A reliable source told KHRN that Islam Farsi, 42-year-old from the city of Eilkhchi of Tabriz, was arrested about 15 ...

State of Syria eight years on

Gulfnews - 2019-03-14 22:26

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. ...

EU-Turkey Deal leading to short-sighted and dangerous migration policies three years on - Greece | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-03-14 18:04

HDP’s Yagizay: Harshest EP report on Turkey in 14 years

ANF - 2019-03-14 16:45
HDP Representative for the Council of Europe Faik Yagizay and HDP Representative for the European Union Eyup Doru spoke about the report on Turkey which was voted on at the European Parliament yesterday evening. ...

Swedish MP: All countries should object to the isolation

ANF - 2019-03-14 16:45
Swedish MP Bodil Valero visited the unlimited non-alternating hunger strike activists in Strasbourg and said, “All countries, let alone the European Union and its member states, should have objected to this isolation that has continued for years. ...

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 ...

7 years later, Roboski families cling to fading hope

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-03-14 10:21
Veli Encü remembers clearly what he vowed to himself, what all the devastated villagers vowed to themselves on that tragic night seven years ago: they would fight for truth and justice for as long as it took, and never give up. Encü maintains that vow tod ...

Cardinal Pell sentenced to 6 years in prison for sexually abusing 2 choirboys [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-14 01:22

Manafort sentenced to 3 1/2 more years in prison | KGAN

Cbs2iowa - 2019-03-14 00:07

Washington teen gets 22 years for school massacre plot foiled by grandmother | KGAN

Cbs2iowa - 2019-03-13 18:15

Syria war: Bashar Assad is standing strong after 8 years of deadly conflict; how did we get here? - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2019-03-13 02:40

Court of Appeals Finalises Sentence for A Kurdish Civilian

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-13 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): The verdict for Farshad Abbasi, a Kurdish civilian who was previously sentenced to 5 years in prison by branch 1 of Orumiyeh Revolutionary Court on the charge of membership in one of the Kurdish opposition parties, w ...

International outcry as Iran jails outspoken lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh for 38 years

Rûdaw - 2019-03-12 21:52
“This is the harshest sentence Amnesty International has documented against a human rights defender in Iran in recent years ...

Turkey recession: Erdogan facing first recession in 10 years after Trump imposed crippling | World | News |

Express - 2019-03-12 16:16

Man forced wife into sex trafficking after 19 years of marriage, authorities warn | KGAN

Cbs2iowa - 2019-03-12 16:13

Dana Gas, Crescent Petroleum to boost Khor Mor gas production 63% within two years

Worldoil - 2019-03-12 08:36

Germany updates Turkey travel advice, warns journalists

Rûdaw - 2019-03-10 14:11
'In the last two years, German nationals were increasingly arbitrarily detained' in Turkey: foreign ministry ...

Freed Yazidi woman in Syria endured years of Islamic State slavery

E-Kurd - 2019-03-10 09:16
NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria,— Salwa Sayed al-Omar spent years as a Yazidi prisoner of Islamic State but she escaped its clutches this week, fleeing its last populated enclave in east Syria along with two Iraqi boys pretending to be her brothers. Islamic State ov ...

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 ...

Strasbourg activists celebrate March 8

ANF - 2019-03-08 23:56
The spirit of resistance is women’s spirit. The biggest resistance is women’s resistance. The evil in the world in the last 5 thousand years started by men’s hands, and women continue to resist it for 5 thousand years.” ...

Dana Gas And Crescent Petroleum To Increase Gas Production From Khor Mor Field By 63% Within Two Years

Oilandgasonline - 2019-03-08 22:22

KRG Announces End of “Salary-Saving System”

BAS News - 2019-03-08 15:59
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has ended the so-called “salary-saving system” that slashed the salaries of public servants for the past three years. The decision was announced by Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani after a meeting of the co ...

We must never forget the genocide in Halabja!

E-Kurd - 2019-03-08 12:50
Shamm Shamayi Salih | Exclusive to On Saturday, March 16, 2019, it’s gonna be about 31 years ago, as the Kurdish city of Halabja was attacked of chemical weapons of the then Baath Party and its leader Saddam Hussein on March 16, 1988, one day w ...

German propaganda chief for ISIS killed in YPG operation

ANF - 2019-03-08 12:40
Christian Emde, who led the propaganda efforts for ISIS for years, threatening Western countries with terror attacks, was killed in a YPG operation in eastern Syria. ...

Anwar Khezri’s Letter of Sorrow: From Suicide at the Intelligence Ministry Prison to Death Sentence in a Five-Minute Trial

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-08 02:00
Anwar Khezri, the Kurdish religious prisoner who has been detained for more than 9 years at the Rajayshahr Prison of Karaj, has written an open letter about his attempt to commit suicide when interrogated at the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre i ...

Over 4,700 Bodies So Far Discovered in Mosul: Commission

BAS News - 2019-03-07 22:57
ERBIL - A total of 4,720 bodies have so far been discovered in the Iraqi city of Mosul which was the capital of the Islamic State (IS) for three years, Iraqi High Commission For Human Rights revealed in a statement on Thursday. The commission explained t ...

US Hails Kurdistan for Brave War Against Terrorism

BAS News - 2019-03-07 22:57
ERBIL - The United States has paid tribute to the Kurdistan Region and its Peshmerga fighters' bravery during the deadly war against the Islamic State (IS) and hosting a large number of IDPs and Syrian refugees in the past few years, according to a messa ...

Germany Hails Kurdistan for Sheltering IDPs, Syrian Refugees for Years

BAS News - 2019-03-07 18:37
ERBIL - The German government has praised the Kurdistan Region in sheltering nearly 2 million IDPs and Syrian refugees in the past few years. The message was conveyed by a German delegation to the Kurdistan Region's Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani in Er ...

Civil Rights Activist Sentenced to Three Years of Imprisonment

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-07 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Mokhtar Zarei, a Kurdish Civil Rights activist, has been sentenced to three years of imprisonment on charges of participation in protest gathering and conspiracy against national security by the Branch 1 of the Revol ...

Pearl Petroleum, Iraqi Kurdistan sign 20-year gas sales deal

E-Kurd - 2019-03-06 15:52
DUBAI,— A consortium led by the United Arab Emirates’ Crescent Petroleum and Dana Gas has signed a 20-year gas sales deal with Iraq’s Kurdish region that will boost the project’s gas output by 63 percent in two years, the companies said on Wednesday. The ...

Oil Prices Down As US Majors Plan to Raise Production

Waar Media - 2019-03-06 12:13
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices were down at trading start on Wednesday as two major American oil producers announced plans to boost their production over the next five years. International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $65.41 per barrel with a 0.3 pe ...

FDA chief Scott Gottlieb steps down after nearly 2 years | KGAN

Cbs2iowa - 2019-03-06 08:56

Foreign Investments Increase as Kurdistan Economy Revives: Official

BAS News - 2019-03-05 15:18
ERBIL — Foreign investors are showing willingness now to return to the Kurdistan Region after its economy is showing signs of revival, said general director of Erbil Board of Investment. Kurdistan Region experienced some four years of economic hardship b ...

A Photo Trip Through Yellowstone National Park

Waar Media - 2019-03-05 14:03
WAAR_DUHOK Yellowstone National Park, now 145 years old, was the first national park established in the world. In 2016, the 2.2-million-acre park was visited by a record 4.2 million people who came to experience the wilderness, explore countless geotherm ...

Iran sentences prominent Kurdish political activist to 6 years i

Rûdaw - 2019-03-05 12:11

Today Marks 28th Anniversary of Kurdistan Uprising

BAS News - 2019-03-05 09:32
ERBIL — Twenty eight years ago on 5th March, the people of Kurdistan Region embarked on a nationwide uprising to stand against the oppressive regime of Baath. On this day in 1991, people in Raniya district of Sulaymaniyah poured into the streets and push ...

A Kurdish Prisoner Hanged at Choobidar Prison in Qazvin

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-05 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Ali Shakouri, a resident of the Tarzilloo village in Orumiyeh, was executed at Choobidar prison in Qazvin on Wednesday, Feb 11, 2019. He was arrested four years ago on the charge of murder and sentenced to death. “Th ...

Thoughts on the ISIS supporters from western countries and taking responsibility in the West

Seth Frantzman - 2019-03-04 18:09
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN More and more ISIS supporters from places like Holland, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, the UK and elsewhere are appearing in Syria. After more than four years […] ...

Kurdish man detained in Iran for 13 years in case of mistaken identity is in 'constant agony'

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-04 16:58

50 Years Ago Today, Apollo 9 Launched and Paved the Way for a Lunar Landing

Waar Media - 2019-03-04 13:35
WAAR_DUHOK Fifty years ago, 10 days in space pushed human spaceflight forward with spectacular, groundbreaking testing. On March 3, 1969, a Saturn V rocket launched three brave astronauts into low Earth orbit as part of Apollo 9, a mission on which the c ...

5 years on, Malaysia open to proposals to resume MH370 hunt | KGAN

Cbs2iowa - 2019-03-04 07:09

Confused Yezidi children reunite with family after 4 years with

Rûdaw - 2019-03-04 00:24

Khanaqin: Many Kurdish Villages Evacuated Due to IS Threats

BAS News - 2019-03-04 00:01
ERBIL - Tens of Kurdish villages in the disputed town of Khanaqin have so far been evacuated due to the prolonged activities of the Islamic State (IS) in the region in the past few years, an official said on Sunday. "The situation in central Khanaqin is ...

Human Carbon Dioxide Emissions Could Match With PETM in The Next 140 Years

Waar Media - 2019-03-03 14:59
WAAR_DUHOK PETM is a global warming event that took place around 56 million years ago and is the last major greenhouse event known to humanity. Researchers found that humans are pumping Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere at a much faster rate (9-10 times ...

Yazidis freed from Islamic State captivity in Syria, returned to Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-03-03 13:42
SINUNI, Iraq,— A group of Yazidi women and children returned to Iraq from Syria on Friday after more than four years in Islamic State captivity. The group includes three women and 18 children, witnesses told Reuters. They were greeted by residents of Sin ...

What Are The Benefits Of Yoga?

Waar Media - 2019-03-03 08:53
WAAR_DUHOK What is Yoga? Yoga is a comprehensive and ancient approach to full-body health that combines postures, meditation, breathing exercises, and deep relaxation. Yoga has been practiced in India for thousands of years in many forms and has gained m ...

Brexit Casts Shadow Over Stands at Geneva Car Show

Waar Media - 2019-03-03 08:53
WAAR_DUHOK (Reuters) – The usual mix of sports cars, offroaders and family saloons will be on display at the Geneva motor show this week, but with one big difference from previous years – they may be about to become harder and costlier to make, and more ...

Islamic State faces final territorial defeat in eastern Syria battle

E-Kurd - 2019-03-02 18:41
OUTSKIRTS OF BAGHOUZ, Syria,— Islamic State faces final territorial defeat as the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian force battling the jihadists said on Saturday it was closing in on the jihadists’ last bastion near the Iraqi border, capping four years of e ...

Displaced from Shingal for 4 years, girls find comfort in ballet

Rûdaw - 2019-03-02 18:21

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