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Trump Thanks Iran for Releasing Prisoner

BAS News - 2019-12-07 23:41
ERBIL - President Donald Trump has thanked Iran for releasing a US graduate student who had been behind bars over the past few years on espionage charges. "Taken during the Obama Administration (despite $150 Billion gift), returned during the Trump Admin ...

France's Elodie Kulik trial: Willy Bardon jailed for 30 years

BBC - 2019-12-07 01:32
Willy Bardon is given 30 years for the abduction and rape of Elodie Kulik but cleared of murder. ...

25 years after murders, OJ Simpson says 'Life is fine' | WCTI

Wcti12 - 2019-12-06 11:04

Iran has been sending missiles to Iraqi Shi’ite militias for two years: Background and BREAKING news

Seth Frantzman - 2019-12-06 09:48
Two years of Iranian missile being sent to Iraq By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Iran has been transferring missiles and munitions via Iraq for years, including short-range ballistic missiles. The latest […] ...

PISA results offer more bad news for US schools

AEI - 2019-12-06 00:12
The remarkable thing is that these grim education results have been accompanied by close to twenty years of impressive gains on annual state tests which have been eagerly touted by state leaders. The ongoing disparity between PISA and NAEP on one hand an ...

During the 17-years AKP ruling 1,754 miners lost their life

ANF - 2019-12-05 08:41
HDP Labor Desk Working Group Spokesman Hüseyin Taka said that 1,754 miners lost their lives during the AKP ruling. ...

Yezidi Girl Liberated from IS

BAS News - 2019-12-05 01:27
ERBIL - A Yezidi girl was liberated on Wednesday from the Islamic State (IS) captivity in Syria, several years after she was kidnapped by the insurgents, Kurdistan Region’s special office for Yezidi abductee affairs said. Speaking to BasNews, Hussein Qa’ ...

Equality bodies from the Western Balkans to join forces in the years to come - News

COE - 2019-12-04 10:50

Iraqis rise up against 16 years of 'made in the USA' corruption | openDemocracy

Opendemocracy - 2019-12-04 09:45

Five years of people smuggling - Policy Forum

Policyforum - 2019-12-04 09:12

The world's longest curfew: Sur

ANF - 2019-12-03 08:37
Indeed the curfew of Sur never ended. Four years on, it is still ongoing. So is the resistance: the heroic defense of Amed's district is being perpetuated by the names given to the children born in the last 4 years: Çiyager, Roza, Rozerin, Reber, Delil. ...

Kurdish self-identification in Turkey doubles in 10 years – study | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-12-02 20:34

Irish ISIS ‘bride’ faces up to 7 years in prison for joining terror group

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-02 15:43

Iraqis Rise Up Against 16 Years of "Made in the USA" Corruption | Common Dreams Views

Commondreams - 2019-12-02 14:14

Yazidi survivor still hears brothers before Islamic State kills them in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-12-02 13:37
UNITED NATIONS,— A survivor of the mass slaughter of the Yazidi minority in Iraq five years ago told the U.N. Security Council on November 26 that he still hears his brothers and nephews calling his name before they were killed by Islamic State extremist ...

ISIS women stab a Syrian refugee 38 times in Al-Hol camp

Justice for Kurds - 2019-12-01 23:07
A Syrian refugee was stabbed by women of foreign ISIS families at Al-Hol camp for refugees and IDPs, northeast Syria. The camp’s administration told Arta FM (local radio station) that the 23 years-old Syrian refugee was stabbed 38 times after ISIS women a ...

Pro-Iran Deal Mogherini ends five years as EU Foreign policy chief - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-12-01 13:58

Turkish online news editor faces up to 15 years for reporting on gov’t whistleblower - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2019-12-01 06:12

Desi Bouterse: Suriname president gets 20 years in jail for murder

BBC - 2019-12-01 00:48
Desi Bouterse was found guilty of ordering the execution of 15 political opponents in 1982. ...

Kurdish Yezidi Girl Faces Former IS Captor: “Why? I was Only 14”

BAS News - 2019-11-30 10:54
ERBIL — Kurdish Yezidi survivor of Islamic State (IS) brutality faced her captor years after she escaped the jihadists group, collapsing soon after speaking with the handcuffed man who had raped her while She was only 14 years old. Ashwaq Ta’lo made the ...

Hevsel Gardens, a wonder of nature colors

ANF - 2019-11-29 12:08
Hevsel Gardens, which has been for 8 thousand years an agricultural area in Amed and has been included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list, are experiencing an explosion of colors with the arrival of the autumn. ...

Utah police find body of dead woman's husband in freezer

BBC - 2019-11-29 02:34
Utah police suspect foul play, saying the frozen remains may have been in the freezer for years. ...

Tahir Elçi remembered in Amed

ANF - 2019-11-28 15:39
Four years after his murder, human rights lawyer Tahir Elçi was remembered in Amed (Diyarbakır). ...

Turkey seeks 15 years in prison for Amnesty Turkey chair | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-28 08:22

The conversation: 5 years after Islamic State massacre, Yazidi people (Iraqi minority) are transformed by trauma

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-28 06:06
It’s been five years since the Islamic State killed 3,100 Yazidi people in Iraq – mostly men and the elderly – forced 6,800 women and children into sexual slavery, marriage or religious conversion and sent hundreds of thousands fleeing. The Islamic State ...

Turkey's Prosecution Call for Jail Term of Up to 15 Years for Six Human Rights Defenders, Including Amnesty’s Honorary Chair and Former Director, Defies Logic – Amnesty International USA

Amnestyusa - 2019-11-27 20:38

Bolivia crisis: Interim leader appoints first US envoy in 11 years

BBC - 2019-11-27 03:34
The country's interim leader has vowed to overturn many of ex-President Evo Morales' policies. ...

Maryland trio set free after being wrongfully jailed for 36 years

BBC - 2019-11-27 02:22
The men were teenagers in 1984 when they were jailed for life for killing a boy in Maryland. ...

Malta Caruana murder: Resignations spark government crisis

BBC - 2019-11-27 01:36
A minister and the PM's chief aide quit, two years after reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed. ...

Video of the day: Reagan’s Thanksgiving radio address on free trade 31 years ago today

AEI - 2019-11-27 00:02
Several days after Thanksgiving in 1988 on November 26 (31 years ago today), President Ronald Reagan discussed the importance of international trade during his weekly Saturday radio broadcast. In the video above of Reagan’s radio address, he made the fol ...

Giving thanks for the magic of the marketplace, the invisible hand of strangers, and no turkey czars

AEI - 2019-11-26 00:00
This Thanksgiving post has been an annual tradition at CD and I feature a slightly revised version again this year! Like in previous years, most of you probably didn’t call your local supermarket ahead of time and order a Thanksgiving turkey this year. W ...

Turkey’s mercenaries cut down 100 olive trees in Afrin

ANF - 2019-11-24 20:17
The Turkish invasion of Afrin has left one and a half years behind. During this period of time, the Turkish state and allied mercenaries have committed numerous crimes and massacres. ...

Kurdish Political Prisoners Held for Over 25 Years Released from Orumiyeh Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-11-24 02:00
Two of the longest-serving political prisoners in Iran held at Orumiyeh Central Prison were released after agreeing to a pardon. The two political prisoners Osman Mostafapour and Mohammad Nazari spent 28 and… The post Kurdish Political Prisoners Held for ...

Syrian Kurds say repatriated Islamic State U.S. child, German and children

E-Kurd - 2019-11-23 17:43
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds have handed over an American toddler and three German children and their mother to their respective governments, a Kurdish official and a Kurdish source said on Saturday. After years of leading the battle agains ...

Looking back: Tulsi Gabbard’s Fox News presence in the Obama years | PunditFact

Politifact - 2019-11-22 23:52

Three ISIS children handed over to the UK

ANF - 2019-11-22 19:24
The children are aged from 7 to 10 years old. ...

Labour Activist Arrested in Tehran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-11-22 02:00
Labour activist Yashar Darulshafa, who had been sentenced to five and a half years in prison in 2010, was detained by the security forces and taken to an unknown location on 21… The post Labour Activist Arrested in Tehran appeared first on KHRN. ...

Editor in chief of a magazine sentenced to 3 years and 9 months

ANF - 2019-11-21 18:18
The Turkish regime’s political genocide operations continue to target members of the free press as well. ...

14-year-old Qamishlo martyr laid to rest

ANF - 2019-11-20 16:10
One of the victims of the Qamishlo attack, Nûbar Haci Ibrahim, was only 14 years old. ...

Iraqi Defense Minister “Swedish Citizen with Criminal Record”: Report

BAS News - 2019-11-20 11:22
ERBIL — A news outlet has revealed that the current Iraqi Defense Minister Najah al-Shammari is a Swedish citizen with a criminal record while enjoying years of benefits in Sweden for an alleged “memory problems”. According to an investigation by Swedish ...

Tuesday evening links

AEI - 2019-11-20 03:29
1. Chart of the Day (above) shows some of the results of the latest “SPIVA U.S. Scorecard” with mid-year financial performance data through June 30 of this year. Since its first publication 17 years ago, the SPIVA Scorecard has served as the de facto sco ...

‘Dog Years’ Are a Total Myth. Here’s How Old Fido Really Is. | Live Science

Livescience - 2019-11-20 01:03

Mali army loses 24 soldiers in Niger border attack

BBC - 2019-11-19 00:09
The incident in northern Mali comes weeks after one of the deadliest attacks in recent years. ...

Cloverstack/R3 Intel Analyst with Foreign Language (TGT)- LEVEL 5 - Pathoras Corporation - Tysons Corner, VA

Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2019-11-18 03:00
Amharic, Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, Dari, Farsi, German, Korean, Kurdish, Pashto, Russian, Sudanese, Turkish and more. Minimum 20 years of experience.From PATHORAS CORPORATION - Thu, 05 Sep 2019 06:23:59 GMT - View all Tysons Corner, VA jobs ...

Refugee author leaves island after six years

Clicklancashire - 2019-11-16 20:11

Behrouz Boochani is free

ANF - 2019-11-16 12:09
Kurdish refugee Behrouz Boochani is free. After more than six years he was able to leave the internment camp on the Pacific island of Manus at the invitation of the WORD literature festival in Christchurch in New Zealand. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan parliament to write constitution in current term: Hawrami

E-Kurd - 2019-11-16 07:07
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A constitution for Iraq’s Kurdistan region will be written during the current term of the Kurdistan Parliament, Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami said on Thursday. After 28 years of governing and nine cabinets, Iraqi Ku ...

TIME: ‘No Friends But the Mountains.’ What Life Looks Like for the Kurds of Syria, Now That the U.S. Has Pulled Back

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-16 03:03
The modern Middle East was formed exactly 100 years ago when, in the wake of World War I, the victors began creating new countries. Among the populations deemed deserving of nationhood — along with Armenians and Azeris — were the Kurds. The Kurds had live ...

Dersim paid tribute to Seyit Rıza and his companions

ANF - 2019-11-15 19:08
Seyit Rıza and his companions, who were killed and executed by the Turkish regime 82 years ago, were commemorated in Dersim. ...

Manus Island refugee who wrote book via WhatsApp leaves detention center after six years

FOX News - 2019-11-15 10:42
A Kurdish Iranian refugee who wrote an award-winning book via WhatsApp from inside the offshore Australian detention center where he'd been marooned for six years, finally left the island this week, vowing to "never go back." ...

Kurdish-Iranian Writer Released After Six Years - PEN America

PEN - 2019-11-14 20:14

‘No Friends But the Mountains.’ What Life Looks Like for the Kurds of Syria, Now That the U.S. Has Pulled Back

Time - 2019-11-14 18:38
The modern Middle East was formed exactly 100 years ago when, in the wake of World War I, the victors began creating new countries. Among the populations deemed deserving of nationhood — along with Armenians and Azeris — were the Kurds. The Kurds had live ...

Behrouz Boochani leaves Manus Island after six years, lands in NZ

Al Jazeera - 2019-11-14 17:53
The Kurdish Iranian writer, held in PNG since 2013, says he may seek asylum in New Zealand or the US. ...

How the ‘Horse Soldiers’ helped liberate Afghanistan from the Taliban 18 years ago

Militarytimes - 2019-11-14 15:10

Kurdish Author Boochani Arrives in New Zealand after 6 Years of Detention in Papua New Guinea

BAS News - 2019-11-14 12:33
ERBIL — Kurdish refugee, journalist, and well-known author Behrouz Boochani left Papua New Guinea after six years of detention. Boochani received a visitor's visa to travel to Christchurch, New Zealand to speak at a literary event about his award-winning ...

227 civilians killed in occupied Afrin, including 32 children

ANF - 2019-11-14 09:58
At least 227 civilians have been killed and 638 others wounded in Turkish occupied Afrin during the past 1,5 years. ...

The Armenian Genocide One Hundred Years Later, a Feature Film in Development. - Press Release - Digital Journal

Digitaljournal - 2019-11-13 07:47

Fifteen years later, Arafat is sorely missed | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-11-13 02:13

The Armenian Genocide One Hundred Years Later, a Feature Film in Development. | MENAFN.COM

Menafn - 2019-11-13 01:41

Banking on the Export-Import Bank

AEI - 2019-11-13 00:07
There are two policy areas over the past few years that regularly generate heat, debate, and often in the end a grudging acceptance of continuing existing policy. One is electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency of mega-data that may or may ...

Are screens behind falling test scores?

AEI - 2019-11-13 00:07
Both the timeline and the mechanism behind screens lines up with the patterns of declines. We have seen the plateau in NAEP for 8 to 10 years, roughly the timeframe during which most of us have been able to put the internet in our pockets, ready to suck ...

Opinion 1: Rojava — a wakeup call to years of terror - The Tacoma Ledger

Thetacomaledger - 2019-11-12 23:47

30 years ago tomorrow the Berlin Wall fell, 2 years after Reagan famously said ‘Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this Wall’

AEI - 2019-11-09 00:01
 Perhaps President’s Ronald Reagan’s most famous and influential speeches was his “Berlin Wall speech” at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany on June 12, 1987. It was in this speech (at about 11:45 in the video above) that Reagan made his famous and ...

Nov 13 | The Human Costs of War: 40 Years of Turkish-Kurdish Conflict | Culver City, CA Patch

Patch - 2019-11-08 19:22

Behind the Insurgent Attack in Southern Thailand

International Crisis Group - 2019-11-08 18:26
On 5 November, insurgents in southern Thailand staged their deadliest attack in years, killing fifteen people. Crisis Group’s South East Asia Senior Analyst, Matt Wheeler, explains what happened and what it means for the stagnant peace-dialogue process. ...

Kurdish Prisoner Hanged at Tabriz Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-11-08 02:00
A prisoner sentenced to “retribution” was hanged on the morning of 5 November 2019 at Tabriz Central Prison, a source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) Mohammad Doosti, 34 years old… The post Kurdish Prisoner Hanged at Tabriz Prison appeared ...

British man who fought ISIS in Syria jailed for four years Aidan James was convicted of attending a training camp with the banned PKK group November 7, 2019

The National AE - 2019-11-07 21:15

Briton who fought Isis alongside PKK in Iraq jailed for four years | UK news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-11-07 20:12

Prosecutor asked up to 15 years in jail for co-mayor of Kocaköy

ANF - 2019-11-07 12:09
Prosecutor demanded up to 15 years in prison for co-mayor of Kocaköy Municipality, Rojda Nazlıer. ...

After 15 years behind bars, Cyntoia Brown is free | KBOI

Idahonews - 2019-11-07 03:45

Jailed Turkish author Ahmet Altan freed after three years | Books | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-11-06 17:07

Turkish prosecutors seek up to 15 years for ousted Kurdish mayors | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-06 14:51

Prosecutor demands 7 to 15 years prison sentence for Amed mayor

ANF - 2019-11-06 10:00
Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor's Office demanded sentences between 7 years and 6 months and 15 years in prison for Amed co-mayor Selçuk Mızraklı on charges of "being a member of an illegal organization". ...

Tablet Magazine: Fighting the Wrong War on ISIS

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-06 06:10
This piece was originally published in French in La Règle du Jeu on June 23, 2019. The war against the Islamic State ended in 2017 with the defeat of the self-proclaimed caliphate. Now, two years on, the time has come for a moral assessment of that war, i ...

Announcing the Luxenberg Education Fund, the Hiring of Aya Marczyk as Education Director, and a New Project on Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-11-06 00:14
The Foreign Policy Research Institute is pleased to announce the creation of the Luxenberg Education Fund. The Fund will honor FPRI President Alan Luxenberg’s 44 years of service to FPRI and his deep commitment to civic education. ...

The Beginning of the End of Yemen’s Civil War?

International Crisis Group - 2019-11-05 20:23
For the first time in years, a viable pathway to peace in Yemen is in view. But obstacles remain, chiefly the gaps between the conflict parties’ positions. ...

German court releases Kurdish activist jailed in Stuttgart

ANF - 2019-11-05 18:52
Kurdish activist Şemsettin Baltaş has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by the Stuttgart State Court. At the same time, the arrest warrant was lifted and the 53-year-old man was released. ...

Kurdish Civilian Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-11-05 02:01
Kurdish civilian Mohammad Sharif Salem was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of “cooperation with one of the Kurdish opposition parties,” a source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Mohammad… The post Kurdish Civilian Sentenced to Fiv ...

NBC News: Trump’s Syria pullout follows years of Kurdish struggle

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-04 22:09
Justice for Kurds Student Ambassador, Shivan Fazil, quoted on NBC News: “They really did feel that this time, they should not be abandoned and betrayed,” political analyst Shivan Fazil said. — The Kurdish expression “No friends but the mountains” has beco ...

How Syria’s last rebels are being destroyed in Turkey’s operation - analysis

Jerusalem Post - 2019-11-04 19:54
The bizarre tragedy of the ‘revolutionaries’ who once fought Assad – now being sent to attack Kurds in eastern Syria – has played out over many years. ...

DKP/Birlik fighter Ceren Güneş martyred in Rojava

ANF - 2019-11-04 17:50
Güneş was fighting in Rojava for the past four years as a part of the revolution. ...

Cashing in history: who woke the Congress from 105 years of slumber | Vestnik Kavkaza

Vestnikkavkaza - 2019-11-04 14:12

'No friends but the mountains': Trump's Syria pullout follows years of Kurdish struggle

NBC News - 2019-11-04 09:00
"They really did feel that this time, they should not be abandoned and betrayed,” political analyst Shivan Fazil said. ...

Current Situation in Iraq is the Result of 15 Years of Failure: Barzani

BAS News - 2019-11-02 13:40
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, released an official statement on the ongoing crisis in Iraq, saying it is the result of Baghdad’s 15 years of failure. Since early October, hundr ...

Body of HPG guerrilla given to family after two years

ANF - 2019-11-01 15:23
Body of HPG guerrilla Mahsun Pölat, who fell in Mardin countryside in 2017, has been given to his family two years later. ...

Amed walls bear witness to the history of the city

ANF - 2019-11-01 12:01
The city walls of Amed, built 5,000 years ago and later restored by different civilizations, bear witness to the history of the city and its good and bad times. ...

Kurdish Civilian Lost Leg in Mine Blast

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-11-01 02:00
A shepherd was injured in a mine explosion on October 28, local sources told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Arastoo Nik Bin, 29 years old Kurdish citizen from the village of Ishaqabad… The post Kurdish Civilian Lost Leg in Mine Blast appeared fir ...

Teen vaping in US: Buying habits are becoming more dangerous, and regulators are to blame

AEI - 2019-11-01 00:02
Over the past few years I’ve undertaken research into a variety of tobacco products. As part of that research I interviewed 487 smokers on their attitudes towards, and uses of, non-combustible tobacco products. I recently followed up with those who had i ...

The Shame of Abandoning Their Kurdish Allies Will Haunt our Troops for Years. We've Betrayed Them, Too | Opinion

Newsweek - 2019-10-31 19:19

US military conducts Syria border patrol as troops, tanks arrive

Al Jazeera - 2019-10-31 14:44
The American patrol was accompanied by Kurdish SDF forces, the main US ally in the years-long battle against ISIL. ...

Ali Wazir still not out of danger after UN action

ANF - 2019-10-31 10:05
Ali Wazir, the 31 years old man from Rojava, who set himself on fire in front of the UN Geneva Office on 24 October is still in serious conditions. ...

Charges filed in murder of Federal Way HS teen 27 years ago | KMTR

Nbc16 - 2019-10-31 00:22

Keller @ Large: US Lawmakers Confront Years-Old Issue — The Armenian Genocide – CBS Boston

Cbslocal - 2019-10-30 19:05

Armenian genocide 100 years on: 'We were raised with this trauma. It's in our blood' – video | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-10-30 03:55

A Hundred Years On, Armenian Genocide Reverberates | Council on Foreign Relations

CFR - 2019-10-30 03:51

8 facts about the Armenian genocide 100 years ago - CNN

CNN - 2019-10-30 03:45

Political Prisoner Released at End of Sentence

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-10-30 02:01
A Kurdish political prisoner was released from Orumiyeh Central Prison on October 20, following the end of his three years and nine months imprisonment sentence, a source confirmed to the Kurdistan Human… The post Political Prisoner Released at End of Se ...

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act reduced tax expenditures but by much less than the 1986 Tax Reform Act

AEI - 2019-10-29 00:09
This blog post is part of a series dedicated to analyzing the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Click here to see all of the blogs in the #TCJANowWhat series. For years, tax reformers have advocated reducing marginal tax rates, broadening the tax base ...

Musso & Frank, 100 Years Later - The Atlantic

Theatlantic - 2019-10-28 18:43

Kurdish Activist Imprisoned in Kermanshah, Labour Activist Arrested in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-10-28 02:02
A Kurdish activist from Javanrood was taken to Dieselabad Prison in Kermanshah on October 20 to endure his four years sentence, and a labour activist was arrested and taken to “an unknown… The post Kurdish Activist Imprisoned in Kermanshah, Labour Activi ...
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