Tag Archives: Kurdish

#WorldPoli: Syrian Kurdish Farmers Accuse Turkey-Backed Militias of Seizing, Taxing Olive Crops – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – In late October, Farhan and his two sons finished packing up their olive harvest to transport it to the city center of Afrin in northwestern Syria. But before doing so, they pondered the possibilities waiting for them. “Would we be able to sell our olives at a good …

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#WorldPoli: Iraqi Kurdish Government Raids and Suspends Broadcaster – #WorldPolitics

A prominent Iraqi Kurdistan television network that has been covering anti-government protests that are taking place across the autonomous region was taken off the air Monday. The Kurdistan Regional Government has suspended Nalia Radio and Television (NRT) broadcasts for one week, according to an order issued by the Ministry of …

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#WorldPoli: Kurdish Families Pay Islamic State Ransom to Free Loved Ones – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – For more than six months, a frightening thought often kept Kurdish farmer Mofaq Haji Rashid up at night: he might never see his 23-year-old son again. The nightmare begun during the Muslim holiday of Eid in late May when Islamic State (IS) militants kidnapped Dilan Mofaq Rashid, and …

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#WorldPoli: Kurdish Authorities Release More Syrians From Al-Hol Camp – #WorldPolitics

Kurdish-led authorities in northeast Syria have released a second group of Syrian nationals from a camp that also holds thousands of families of Islamic State fighters. VOA’s Zana Omer reports from al-Hol, Syria. Source link

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#WorldPoli: Arrests in Northern Iraq Trigger Tensions Between Kurdish Groups – #WorldPolitics

Authorities in Iraq’s Kurdistan region this week announced the arrest of a dozen people suspected of ties to the Turkey-based Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a move that observers say has raised tensions among major Kurdish groups. The Kurdish Region’s Security Council (KRSC), an intelligence service led by the ruling Kurdistan …

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#WorldPoli: Turkey Bans Kurdish Rendition of Italian Play, Saying It Promotes PKK – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – The director of a Kurdish-language performance of a 1981 Italian play banned by the Turkish authorities four hours before its stage time is rejecting the government claim that it is a terror propaganda for the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Beru is a Kurdish adaptation of the Nobel prize-winning …

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#WorldPoli: Iraqi, Kurdish Governments Reach Deal Over Yazidi Town – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – The Iraqi government has reached a deal with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) over security in the northern city of Sinjar, Iraqi officials said Friday. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi “sponsored a historic agreement which will strengthen the federal authority in Sinjar based on the constitution in terms …

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#WorldPoli: Rattled by Protests, Iraqi Kurdish Leaders Punish Journalists – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – Around 3 a.m., Ahmed Zakhoy was trying to go to bed after an exhausting day covering anti-government protests in Zakho on August 19 for Nalia Radio and Television (NRT), a regional network in Iraqi Kurdistan. That’s when Iraqi Kurdish security showed up. Zakhoy, 31, says the forces that …

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#WorldPoli: Kurdish Officials Fear Looming US Sanctions on Syria Could Hinder IS Fight – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – Looming U.S. legislation that imposes stringent sanctions on the Syrian government has raised concerns among the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), with Kurdish officials warning that including northeast Syria region in the sanctions could hinder their fight against the Islamic State (IS) terror group. The Caesar Syria Civilian …

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#WorldPoli: Death of Young Kurdish Man Sparks Hate Crime Debate in Turkey – #WorldPolitics

Outrage has spread across social media in Turkey over the killing of a 20-year-old Kurdish man in an alleged hate crime in Ankara. Pro-Kurdish activists and politicians say Baris Cakan was stabbed to death for listening to Kurdish music, a claim rejected by the Turkish government. VOA Kurdish Service’s Eyyup …

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