Turkish police detained several members of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Friday as prosecutors move to ban the party
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For both the Palestinians and Kurds, violence continues to happen in their houses. These wars being fought because of old grievances.
Four Kurdish activists have died in prisons across Turkey since last week, in what lawyers and officials have called suicides over poor prison conditions.
Iranian rights groups say authorities have detained two civil activists in the country’s northwestern Kurdistan province in recent days.
Sukaina Mohammed Ali sees to end cycle of IS hatred in Iraq, rescuing children left wandering the streets after they were separated from their families.
Nadia Murad survived the Yazidis of Iraq, by the Islamic State group before becoming a global champion of their cause and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
The Kurds are furious about their loss of control over Kirkuk, their second-class citizenship, and the status of their oil and security forces.
Iraq’s parliament postponed a vote on Monday to name a president because the main Kurdish parties, did not present a candidate,due to differences.
The two major political parties are crying fraud after Sunday’s parliamentary election, with one saying it will refuse to accept the results.
Iraqi Kurds will head to the polls this Sunday to elect a new parliament for the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq.