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He is from Mahhabad in Iranian Kurdistan and has released three albums and 28 songs. Bane was one of the contestants on the show Kurd Idol, competing with dozens of other young people from all four parts of Kurdistan. The show has aired on the Sulaimani-based Kurdsat TV. Of the hundreds of ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - A Peshmerga and member of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) was killed in the city of Soran on Friday, the third member of that party to be killed in a month. PDKI member Amir Ahmedi, also known as Ahmed Irani, was killed on Friday morning, Mohammed ... Tehran

According to officials who monitor the tremors, the earthquakes were felt in the south and east of the province's border areas with Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhilat) earlier in the day. Some of the earthquakes had reached a magnitude of up to 3.7 on the Richter scale, especially in the city of Khanaqin, south of Sulaimani, ...
Arian Saaedi, born in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhilat), spoke to Kurdistan 24 about her career in bodybuilding, her past achievements, as well as her upcoming competitions. Saaedi began her professional bodybuilding career in 2017 in the United States where she went on to win first-place in the Organization of Competitive ...

In less than a week, two military commanders of Iranian Kurdish opposition parties, Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (DPIK), were assassinated in areas controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). On March 6, the car of Qader Qaderi, one of ...
Both of them were from Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhilat) and are Peshmergas for the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI), another Kurdish opposition party. On Dec. 20, 2016, two explosions targeted the KDP-Iran headquarters in Koya, killing five KDP-Iran members and one Kurdistan Region security member, and ...
PDK blamed Iran for the bombing, calling it the mastermind behind the attack that was dubbed a terror act by the KRG. Several Iranian Kurdish parties have their headquarters in the Kurdistan Region. Earlier on Thursday, two Peshmerga with the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) were injured by ...
Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga, members of the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP-Iran), take part in routine military exercise in Koya, east of Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on October 22, 2017. Safin Hamed / AFP. Iraq on Monday extended a ban on international ...
... of having more striving and liberty-loving Kurds in Rojhelat Kurdistan (Iranian Kurdistan) to become partners and helpers to our struggle,” Hijri added. ... Kurdish parties attempt to establish a coordination center for joint action in the future to respond more quickly to events in Iran and Iranian Kurdistan.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - Iranian authorities have arrested at least 30 Kurdish activists in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhilat) for organizing Newroz celebrations in the area to mark the Kurdish New Year, a human rights group reported on Sunday. "Dozens of others have been called for ... Kurds
Iranian Kurdistan is heading towards Newroz after an “eventful year,” read a statement from the Joint Centre for Cooperation of Iranian-Kurdish ... In this regard, we call on all determined and patriotic people of Iranian Kurdistan to continue their national and democratic struggle with the same will and spirit,” ... Kurds
Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga, members of the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP-Iran), take part in routine military exercise in Koya, east of Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on October 22, 2017. Safin Hamed / AFP. Iraq on Monday extended a ban on international ... Kurds
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – An archaeologist from Scotland is leading a global rescue mission to save a famous Kurdish landmark which was severely damaged following last November's devastating earthquake in the Kurdistan Region and Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhilat). Dr. Claudia Glatz, a senior lecturer in ... Kurds
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Exports of non-oil goods from Iranian Kurdistan's (Rojhilat) western Kurdistan Province have increased by over 100 percent in the past 11 months, a provincial official announced on Saturday. According to Bakhtiar Rahmanipour, the director-general of Kurdistan Province Customs ... Kurds
... of having more striving and liberty-loving Kurds in Rojhelat Kurdistan (Iranian Kurdistan) to become partners and helpers to our struggle,” Hijri added. ... Kurdish parties attempt to establish a coordination center for joint action in the future to respond more quickly to events in Iran and Iranian Kurdistan. Kurds

On Nov. 12, a devastating 7.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the border areas of the Kurdistan Region and Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhilat). Nine civilians were killed in the Kurdistan Region, with scores more injured. The locations most affected were Sulaimani, Halabja, and surrounding areas. Over the past few months, multiple ... Kurds
For Aras Zarza, a Kurdish singer based in the Iranian Kurdistan and who is at the start of his music career, staying home rather than life in exile is a source of ... Many Kurdish singers have left the Iranian Kurdistan to the West, mainly because of state-imposed censorship on some Kurdish songs or due to ... Kurds
Mr Abdullah revealed it is set to build three factories to extract iron from the mountains in Sanandaj and Saqqez in Iranian Kurdistan. ... investors who have moved from Erbil to Georgia and set up big projects there, and some other investors have applied for projects in east Kurdistan [Iranian Kurdistan] cities. Kurds
The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI), an Iranian opposition group fighting for greater autonomy for the Kurdish community, posted a report online in 2014 about extremists spreading propaganda for ISIS and trying to recruit young men for the group in Iran. They named Sadeghi as an individual ... Kurds
“There are some examples explaining this change, such as the formation of a help centre for parties from east [Iranian] Kurdistan. ... His party is prepared for any possibilities, he added, and if Tehran pressures the KRG, the Kurdish parties will return to the mountains in Iranian Kurdistan, something Iran ... Kurds
SULAIMANI – News media from Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhilat) reported on Sunday (January 28) that five children and a 17-year-old girl have died of cold and sickness in the last two months in areas affected by the strong earthquake. The children aged between four month old to five years old most of whom ... Kurds
But there remains a sensitive issue that Tehran has stressed and Erbil needs to think well about – the future of the armed conflict in east (Iranian) Kurdistan. Parties from east Kurdistan have suspended their armed conflict for nearly 25 years for the sake of the Kurdistan Region. Now that they have resumed ... Kurds
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Pollution in the Sirwan River, a critical water source, has built up due to repeated oil spills from tankers having accidents on the narrow, hilly roads, locals complain. The river is an important resource for drinking water, fisheries, and irrigation for agricultural land and will face ... Kurds
Shahla Qadrian is a model from the city of Mahabad in Iranian Kurdistan. She speaks to Rudaw about the challenges models face and her hopes to change people's way of viewing the modeling industry. Rudaw: Is modeling not difficult for women in Iran? How did you choose this career? Shahla Qadrian: ... Kurds
Wider developments, such as the rise of social media activism—in Iranian Kurdistan, as elsewhere, this has allowed isolated activists to transcend national boundaries and evade the state's attempts to control information—has given life to the formerly abstract idea of a transnational Kurdish identity. In this ... Kurds
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The annual Fajr International Music Festival held in Tehran dedicated some of its musical selections to the November quake victims of Iranian Kurdistan as well as some 30 Iranian seafarers who went missing when their oil tanker collided with a cargo ship off of the coast of China ... Kurds
The Kurdish performer Hani was born in Iranian Kurdistan and now lives in Europe. ... calling for nothing more than a deep breath of a free life devoid of oppression, fear and coercion,” Hani, who is from Iranian Kurdistan, told Rudaw. ... He died in 1991 in Iran and was buried in Karaj, Iranian Kurdistan. Kurds
Bahram Fatehi's tea house in Paveh was bustling with clients smoking shisha when the religious fanatic who would later stab him to death first walked in. For months prior to that fateful late summer evening in 2013, the hardscrabble mountain town in the heart of Iranian Kurdistan had been buzzing with ... Kurds
Anti-government protests began on December 28, 2017, in the far east of Iran, then spread across the country reaching the far northwestern provinces of Iranian Kurdistan. At least 21 people have died with more than 1,000 detained. "The issue with the protests in Iran is very real. Economic conditions in ... Kurds
Anti-government protests spread from the far east of Iran on December 28 to the far west, including Iranian Kurdistan. At least 21 people died after violent clashes with Iranian forces, while around 1,000 people have been detained. KRG's spokesperson responded to the claims on Saturday, saying that KRG ... Kurds
The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) and other Kurdish parties have been engaged in an armed resistance against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard ... PDKI and the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan separately posted videos claiming to be from Tehran, Qahderijan, Mashhad, Shahin Shahr, Khorramabad, and ... Kurds
Members of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) take guard at a post near the Kurdish-Iranian borders in December 2017. ... Rostam Jahangiri, a commander from the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI), said the clashes happened when a unit of Iranian security forces “attacked” Zewe ... Kurds
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Kurdistan 24) – A Turkish state-owned construction company announced on Saturday that it had completed building half a concrete border wall along the country's eastern border with Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat). Prime Ministry's Directorate of Social Housing manager Ergun Turan told the ... Kurds
The cycle continues this week, as protests that erupted on December 28th in Northeast Iran have now spread to Iranian Kurdistan, Tehran, Shiraz, Esfahane, Sari, Qazvin, Ahvaz, Hamadan and even the conservative, holy city of Qom. According to Kurdistan 24 news, “The demonstrations began as protests ... Kurds
KURDISTAN REGION–IRAN BORDER – The main armed Kurdish group opposed to the Iranian state will focus its operations deep inside Iranian Kurdistan in the year to come, a commander of the force told Rudaw. The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) ended a two-decades ceasefire in 2015 ... Kurds
KURDISTAN REGION–IRAN BORDER – The main armed Kurdish group opposed to the Iranian state will focus its operations deep inside Iranian Kurdistan in the year to come, a commander of the force told Rudaw. The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) ended a two-decades ceasefire in 2015 ... Kurds
Suicide on the rise in Iranian Kurdistan. In the past 9 months, 78 people in the Kurdish region of Iran, mostly women, have committed suicide, a Rights group reported. (Photo: Archive). Suicide Rojhelat IranianKurdistan. A+ A A-. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - In the past 9 months, 78 people in the Kurdish region ... Kurds
The Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemned the Kurdish referendum for independence in Iraq, fearing the destabilisation of the region and irredentist claims from Kurdish nationalists. Accusing the referendum to be unconstitutional, the Iranian authorities repress any sign of support for the Kurdish ... Kurds
Iraqi oil officials announced in December plans to export Kirkuk's crude oil via trucks to Kermanshah's (Kermanshan) refinery in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhilat). Shipping would have begun last week, and no comment has been made so far by officials regarding the delay. Iraqi forces and Iranian-backed Shia Hashd al-Shaabi ... Kurds
Mustafa Hijri, the secretary-general of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (KDPI) — the main Iranian Kurdish opposition group — believes that the recent understanding between Iran and the KRG on the issue of security of the border areas is nothing new and, given the porous nature of the Kurdish ... Kurds
Abdullah revealed it is set to build three factories to extract iron from the mountains in Sanandaj and Saqqez in Iranian Kurdistan. ... and some other investors have applied for projects in east Kurdistan [Iranian Kurdistan] cities,” said Yasin Mahmud Rashid, the spokesperson for Kurdistan Investment Union. Kurds
“We have agreed preliminarily to discuss these topics in the meetings and for them to be implemented through either statements or joint action," Kamil Nuranifard, a politburo member of the Organization of the Revolutionary Khabat Organization of Iranian Kurdistan (Khabat) told Kurdish media following ... Kurds
Frontier provinces like Iranian Kurdistan, Khuzestan and other economically disadvantaged areas will continue to be flashpoints for similar upheavals and instability in Iran in the foreseeable future if Tehran hinders their ability to conduct business with the Kurdistan Region. After all, any move by Iran to cut ... Kurds
The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan claimed it killed six members of the IRGC for harassing Kurdish villagers, while the IRGC later announced that three of their members were killed ... Komala is a leftist political party of Iranian Kurdistan that is engaged in armed struggle against the Iran government. Kurds
The epicenter was 20 miles southwest of Halabja, a city in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, and about 18 miles from the city of Sarpol-e Zahab, across the border in Iranian Kurdistan, my homeland. Both places suffered severely during the Iran-Iraq war, which killed an estimated 1.25 million people ... Kurds
Thousands of various birds migrate to Zrebar Lake in Iranian Kurdistan after the beginning of autumn each year. They stay around the freshwater lake until spring time. The lake is a suitable spot where birds can find food to survive throughout the winter. Coots are a special type of waterfowl which migrate to ... Kurds
Photo shows an Iranian Kurdish child in a village hit by the 7.3 earthquake that struck the Iranian-Kurdistan Region border areas on November 11, 2017. Photo: Rudaw/Bahman Shahbazi. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The death toll for the powerful earthquake that hit on the Kurdistan Region-Iran border has ... Kurds
The three political prisoners are serving life sentences, which began in the 1990s, for alleged membership to the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) – membership that is no longer considered a crime since the 2013 revision of the Iran Islamic Penal Code. Earlier this year, Nazari completed nearly ... Kurds


 

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