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Contact Canadian Senators to vote for Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations during their session on Wednesday

Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Act An Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations Canada’s Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade is expected to vote on Bill S-219: Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Act, … Continue reading

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CNN Travel: Hills, hairpins, harmonies: On the road in Iranian Kurdistan

A British photographer’s adventure into the heart of Kurdistan in Iran.  Adam Chidell’s piece is published on CNN’s Travel Section. (CNN)“Yavash, yavash,” the small, gray-haired doctor says, leaning across from the passenger seat to put a hand on his friend’s … Continue reading

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March 31, Kurdistan Remembrance Day

March 31 is Remembrance Day in Kurdistan. On this day 67 years ago, President Qazi Muhammad – the President of the newly established Republic of Kurdistan – and two of his cabinet members were executed in public in the city … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING THE MASSACRE IN HALABJA: 26 YEARS LATER

Today marks the 26th anniversary of the Halabja Genocide that claimed the lives of more than 5,000 Kurdish civilians in a poison gas attack carried out by the state of Iraq on the orders of then president Saddam Hussein. The … Continue reading

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U.S. FEDERAL BAR TO PRESENT HISTORIC AWARDS TO THE PROSECUTORS OF MYKONOS CASE

PRESS RELEASE For the first time in its nearly one hundred year history, the US Federal Bar Association will be presenting an award for professional excellence to two European colleagues from Germany. The Rule of Law Award, presented by the … Continue reading

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Gallery: Canadians of Kurdish heritage marked the 68th Anniversary of the Founding of the Kurdistan Republic with a special event

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Tit-for-tat executions in Iran, scores of prisoners executed following the death of more than 20 IRGC guardsmen

Sharif Behruz Prepared for Iran Roundtable Iranian regime authorities in Iran hanged 16 prisoners Saturday in response to deadly overnight clashes between Baluchi armed groups and border security forces in southeast Iran province of Baluchistan, the semi-official Fars news agency, … Continue reading

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April 18th is Yazidi New Year

The Yazidi New Year falls in Spring (somewhat later than the Equinox). There is some lamentation by women in the cemeteries, to the accompaniment of the music of the Qewals, but the festival is generally characterized by joyous events: the music of dehol (drum) … Continue reading

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Kurdish women protest public humiliation in feminine outfit

Sharif Behruz A judge in one of Iran’s Kurdish province punished an individual by forcing him to wear the feminine traditional Kurdish outfit in public in a bid to humiliate him, a local news agency reported on Tuesday. According to … Continue reading

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Protest against the courting of the Iranian regime at the “Evangelische Akademie”

The coalition STOP THE BOMB called on the Evangelische Akademie Loccum, a center belonging to the Lutheran Church Hannover, to recall the invitation of representatives of the Iranian regime to a conference on the Iranian civil society. The Iranian regime’s … Continue reading

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Iran fractured by 3 powerful earthquakes and its reckless regime in less than a year

  April 16, 2013: A major earthquake hit Baluchistan region near the Iran-Pakistan border today, killing at least 34 people in Pakistan. The number of people killed and injured in neighbouring Iran wasn’t clear after conflicting reports in local media.  Tightly … Continue reading

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Happy Passover – Pesach Sameah

Jewish communities in Israel and across the globe are preparing for Passover (Pesach) which coincides with the Christian Easter and traditional Zorashtian celebration of Newroz and Sezdebeder celebrated by many people in the  Middle East, including the Kurds. Passover (Pesach) lasts … Continue reading

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May Kurdish New Year bring liberation to its people

Nevroz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the spring equinox and the first day of the Kurdish calendar. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually occurs on … Continue reading

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Syrians express their anger at the Iranian and Russian crooks (photos)

Syrians express their anger at the Iranian and Russian crooks on the streets of Syria   Khamanie’s coffin is showcased on the streets of Romania by Syrian expatriates  

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“The Guerrilla Son”: A very moving documentary about an emotional journey

A son unpicks the story of his father’s life as a Kurdish fighter as he confronts him about being sent away as a child. Zanyar is a magazine publisher based in Sweden. He is about to become a father but … Continue reading

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