Politics
Does the Israeli Experience Offer Any...
July 10, 2014 - rd

Does the Israeli Experience Offer Any Lessons to the Kurds?

Rudaw.net - David Romano: The Kurds in Iraq sometimes look to the Zionist experience in founding a state and draw inspiration from it. The Jews, after all, managed to persevere against seemingly insurmountable odds to found a powerful state of their own. Before the foundation of Israel, the Jews lived as minorities wherever they found themselves. Sometimes their situation in host countries was relatively good and they managed to thrive, while...

Politics
Islamic militants on offensive against Kurds
July 10, 2014 - rd

Islamic militants on offensive against Kurds

Washingtonpost.com - BEIRUT — Islamic militants using weapons they recently seized in neighboring Iraq intensified an offensive against Kurdish areas in northern Syria as they fight to expand the territory under their control, activists said Thursday. The clashes came as a Syrian watchdog group said the death toll in Syria’s three-year conflict has climbed to 171,000, reflecting the relentless bloodletting in a civil war that appears...

Politics
Sayin Hejarê Şamîl İle İsrail Devletinin...
July 9, 2014 - Rêvebir_X

Sayin Hejarê Şamîl İle İsrail Devletinin Bağımsız Kürdistan Açıklamaları Üzerine

Aso Zagrosî: Kürdler, farklı din ve mezheplere sahip olmalarına rağmen, Müslüman Kürdler İslam dünyasına yüzlerce ve hatta binlerce din alimini verdiler, “İslam dininin“ yayılmasında ve savunmasında yapılan savaşların ezici çoğunluğuna aktif bir şekilde katılmalarına rağmen, “İslam Kardeşliği“ adı altında devletlerini kuran Türkler, Araplar ve Farslar, Kürdlerin tü...

Politics
Iraqi Flags Gone, Kurds Move Toward...
July 9, 2014 - Rêvebir_E

Iraqi Flags Gone, Kurds Move Toward Independence

"The president of the Kurdish region of northern Iraq has asked his parliament to prepare for a referendum on independence, potentially paving the way for the break-up of the country. Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Regional Government, called on parliament on Thursday to form an independent electoral commission that would start organising a referendum on independence for the semi-autonomous region. "It will strengthen our...

Politics
YPG Commander: Kurds in Syria ‘Deserve’ US...
July 9, 2014 - Rêvebir_E

YPG Commander: Kurds in Syria ‘Deserve’ US Support

Sipan Hemo is the commander-in-chief of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), perhaps the most organized fighting force in Syria. Based in predominantly Kurdish areas, which are known as Rojava, the YPG has fought Islamic groups for two years and is controlling security for the region. In a wide-ranging interview, Hemo addressed the state of the current conflict in Syria and the rise of Islamic extremist militias in Iraq and Syria, which...

Politics

 
 

July 10, 2014 - rd
Does the Israeli Experience Offer Any Lessons to the Kurds?

Rudaw.net - David Romano: The Kurds in Iraq sometimes look to the Zionist experience in founding a state and draw inspiration from it. The Jews, after all, managed to persevere against seemingly insurmountable odds to found a powerful state of their own. Before the foundation of Israel, the Jews lived as minorities wherever they found themselves. Sometimes their situation in host countries was...

July 10, 2014 - rd
Islamic militants on offensive against Kurds

Washingtonpost.com - BEIRUT — Islamic militants using weapons they recently seized in neighboring Iraq intensified an offensive against Kurdish areas in northern Syria as they fight to expand...

July 9, 2014 - Rêvebir_X
Sayin Hejarê Şamîl İle İsrail Devletinin Bağımsız Kürdistan Açıklamaları Üzerine

Aso Zagrosî: Kürdler, farklı din ve mezheplere sahip olmalarına rağmen, Müslüman Kürdler İslam dünyasına yüzlerce ve hatta binlerce din alimini verdiler, “...

July 9, 2014 - Rêvebir_E
Iraqi Flags Gone, Kurds Move Toward Independence

"The president of the Kurdish region of northern Iraq has asked his parliament to prepare for a referendum on independence, potentially paving the way for the break-up of the country. Masoud...

July 9, 2014 - Rêvebir_E
YPG Commander: Kurds in Syria ‘Deserve’ US Support

Sipan Hemo is the commander-in-chief of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), perhaps the most organized fighting force in Syria. Based in predominantly Kurdish areas, which are known as Rojava...

July 8, 2014 - Rêvebir_E
World Shows Growing Acceptance of Kurdish Independence Bid

Rudaw.net - ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – As the Kurdish parliament in Erbil considers a date for an independence referendum, there is growing acceptance of the likelihood Kurds would opt to have...

Kurdistan

 

November 4, 2011 - Mahabadi
Deadly Earthquake Hits Van City

Rudaw.net - A powerful earthquake shook the Kurdish city of Van in eastern Turkey on Sunday and around 138 people are confirmed dead and hundreds more injured. The earthquake that was of 7.2 magnitude destroyed scores of buildings in the close vicinities of Van. Officials expect the death toll to rise as a nighttime search is under way to find survivors. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyib...

August 3, 2011 - Rêvebir_E
Debate Lingers Over Regulating Kurdistan’s Sex Trade

Rudaw.net, Iraqi Kurdistan -- Prostitution has become a hot topic of debate for legislators and activists in Iraqi Kurdistan, with some arguing that the sex trade should be legalized and regulated....

August 3, 2011 - Rêvebir_E
Iran shelling of Kurd separatist rebels displaces over 200 families

Dayilystar.com: Over 200 Iraqi Kurdish families have been forced from their homes by weeks of Iranian shelling of rebel bases in northern Iraq, local officials and an NGO said Tuesday. The...

July 28, 2011 - Rêvebir_E
The Kurdish case | Jerusalem Post

The unilateral declaration of Kurdish autonomy in Turkey was greeted with deadly silence. The world couldn’t care less. Few of us may realize it, but 850 delegates from North Kurdistan recently...

July 26, 2011 - Rêvebir_E
Kurdistan Deploys Troops Along Border As PJAK-Iran Fighting Intensifies

Kurdistan has deployed 12,000 forces to an area along the Iran-Iraq border as ongoing fighting between Kurdish rebels and the Iranian military has killed civilians and raised concerns that Iranian...

December 8, 2010 - Rêvebir_E
How do we build a state? | Bedran A. Habeeb

The Kurds are a lazy, non-working people, and this is no slander, no story that I am making up about my own people. I am a Kurd and I love Kurds. But just go out there and ask around to find out for...

Culture & Art

 

September 5, 2010 - Rêvebir_E
German school opened in Erbil

Erbil, Sept. 2 (AKnews) – The first German school in Kurdistan was opened today in Erbil, and will accept students for this academic year. The school is supported by both German and Kurdish governments. Speaking to reporters during the inaugural ceremony, Stefan Bantle, the German Consul general in Erbil, said the school fees will be inexpensive so that more people can afford to send their...

 

June 23, 2010 - Ciwan Kawa
French Cultural Center celebrates the World Music Day with Kurdistan children

Erbil, June 23 (Aknews) - The French Cultural Center in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan,...

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Will Barzani declare independence? | jppost.com

Since the 2003 war the Kurds have become the US ally and the most credible partner in post-Saddam Iraq Masud Barzani, president of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), is in the habit of dangling...

 

Kurdistan Forum

Di rapirsîya Koşka Sipî de beşdarbin!!!

By Aso Zagrosi, 3 hours 41 min ago

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/support-kurdish-independence/w...

Beyaz Sarayin Kürdistan Bağımsızlığı İçin Yaptığı Kamuoyu Yoklamasına katıl!!!

By Aso Zagrosi, 3 hours 44 min ago

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/support-kurdish-independence/w...

Kurdistan, Îsrail û Cîhana Îslamî/Şefîk Pêşeng

By Aso Zagrosi, 2 weeks 5 days ago

Aso Zagrosî: Kurd wekî netewe xwedanê ol û olzayên cuda ye. Kurdên Misilman bi sedan û bi hezaran zanyarên olî dan cîhana îslam...

Media

Half Moon

Half Moon (Kurdish: Nîwe Mang/Nîvê Heyvê) is a 2006 film written and directed by the Iranian Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi. Half Moon is a joint production of Iran, Austria...

 

KurdWatch

»KurdWatch« is an independent Internet portal that reports on human rights abuses against the Kurdish population of Syria. We focus on daily political events, such as arrests or trials,...

 

Half Moon

Half Moon (Kurdish: Nîwe Mang/Nîvê Heyvê) is a 2006 film written and directed by the Iranian Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi. Half Moon is a joint production of Iran, Austria...

 

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