Posts Tagged “Kurdistan”

Kurdish journalist killed, others attacked amid post referendum tensions

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Kurdish journalist killed, others attacked amid post referendum tensions

Kurdish journalist killed, others attacked amid post referendum tensions New York, October 30, 2017– CPJ today condemned attacks against the Kurdish media in Iraq and called on all parties to refrain from targeting the press as political and military tensions escalate over a Kurdish independence bid. In recent days, attackers stabbed to death a journalist,…

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APO Spirit at the Big Fat Kurdish Wedding!

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APO Spirit at the Big Fat Kurdish Wedding!

APO Spirit at the Big Fat Kurdish Wedding! By Abdennour Toumi Derbassiya, Turkey — Here in Turkey Kurdistan is very dear to the hearts and minds of Kurds across the region, including Mesopotamia and other historical places, and I wonder if any people have occupied such a unique position before. Certainly Kurdistan is very dear in…

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Farmers protest Turkish economic policies

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Farmers protest Turkish economic policies

Farmers protest Turkish economic policies By Abdennour Toumi Mardin, Turkey — Last week, fire and barricades blocked the roads for three days as farmers protested their electricity and water being cut off to irrigate their corn fields. In the southern districts of Derik and Kiziltepe. Residents of these districts are angered by the lack of water and…

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US Baptists raise funds to help oppressed Iraqi Christians

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US Baptists raise funds to help oppressed Iraqi Christians

US Baptists raise funds to help oppressed Iraqi Christians The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) sent an initial sum of US$20,000 to assist with Christians displaced inside Iraq. Funds given by the BWA will be used to help provide food and other urgent relief supplies to approximately 500 Iraqi Christian families who fled Mosul and Karakosh…

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Better future for Gaza may have to await regional change

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Better future for Gaza may have to await regional change

Better future for Gaza may have to await regional change By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz Washington DC, July 23, 2014 The two protagonists battling in Gaza are stuck with hatred, those with cruel air power and those launching feeble rockets on schools and parks. Regional forces must change to bring peace. The rhetoric of Hamas to…

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Foreign Secretary concludes Iraq visit, welcomes convening of parliament

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Foreign Secretary concludes Iraq visit, welcomes convening of parliament

Foreign Secretary concludes Iraq visit, welcomes convening of parliament Press Release, British Foreign Office, June 27, 2014 Foreign Secretary William Hague concludes Iraq visit, welcomes convening of parliament, urges immediate formation of inclusive Iraqi government. William Hague has visited Erbil to underline the importance of political unity to leaders in Iraq. Speaking at a joint…

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