Kurdistan

Kurdish journalist shot by peshmerga force in Shingal dies

The journalist who was shot by the Rojava Peshmerga force in Yazidi homeland Shingal on 3 March, has died.Nujiyan Erhan was heavily wounded after...

‘Turkey has to leave Syria sooner or later’: PYD co-leader Salih Muslim

At least 30,000 people attended the Kurdish New Year, Newroz, celebration in German city Frankfurt on Saturday. The march before the concert was dominated by...

Iraqi Turkmen call for ‘immediate’ PKK withdrawal from Mosul and Shingal

Several Turkmen political parties and groups in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq have released a statement calling on the Kurdistan Workers'...

Diyarbakir to celebrate Newroz as Istanbul and Ankara face ban

Turkish authorities have banned 21 March spring-equinox celebrations organised by the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in Istanbul and Ankara on grounds of "security concerns."The...

‘Turkey biggest loser’ as post-IS Syria and Iraq appears on horizon

While the battles in Syria seem far from over, the international community is already concerned with post-conflict planning and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has,...

Rojava administration shuts down KNC offices

Several party offices including those belonging to the Kurdish National Council (KNC) have been shut down by the de-facto autonomous administration in northern Syria...

‘Turkish intelligence chief met with Barzani, discussed PKK’

The head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organisation Hakan Fidan was in the Kurdistan region of Iraq to meet with the region’s President Masoud Barzani...

Victims of Saddam’s Halabja massacre commemorated on 29th anniversary

Victims of the Halabja massacre have been honoured on the 29th anniversary of the chemical attack, which killed at least 5,000 people, wounding thousands...

Turkey’s crackdown on Kurdish politics continues: more than 100 detained

Early morning police raids in at least nine cities across Turkey have targeted opposition People's Democratic Party (HDP) and Kurdish Democratic Regions Party (DBP)...

KRG opposition Gorran says KDP responsible for ‘killing, injuring civilians in Shingal’

The Kurdistan region’s Gorran (Change) Movement said the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is responsible for killing and wounding civilians in Shingal.In a statement released...

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