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News Iran » Kurdistan: Anxieties Grow in Iranian Kurdish Town as Strike Enters 11th Day

News channel or source: https://www.voanews.com/a/iranian-stores-remain-closed-in-protest/4365529.html
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Iranian Kurdish shopkeepers have extended a strike in a northwestern border town to an 11th day as they protest Tehran’s policies in the region, causing some distress within the local community. Residents of Baneh who contacted VOA Persian via social ...

News Iran » Kurdistan: Iraqi Kurdistan premier thanks Iran for reopening borders

News channel or source: http://www.irna.ir/en/News/82897954
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Erbil, April 26, IRNA – The Iraqi Kurdistan prime minister appreciated Iran for reopening borders with this Iraqi region under current hard political and economic conditions. Borderlines are very important to the people's livelihood, Nechirvan Barzani ...

News Iran » Kurdistan: Reform or Regime Change for Iran?

News channel or source: https://lobelog.com/reform-or-regime-change-for-iran/
Publication date: uesday 24 April 2018

To confront Iran in the past, foreign interests have played the separatist card in the border provinces of Kurdistan, Azerbaijan, Baluchistan, and Khoozestan. The majority of the reformist opposition is still attached to the original, emancipatory ideals ...

News Iran » Kurdistan: The great Russian oil game in Iraqi Kurdistan

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-rosneft-iraq-insight/the-great-russian-oil-game-in-iraqi-kurdistan-idUSKBN1HQ1R3
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

Russia was the only major world power that did not oppose the referendum, saying it understood Kurdish aspirations for independence. The United States, EU, Turkey and Iran all urged Erbil to cancel or postpone the vote in the weeks before it. As U.S. State ...

News Iran » Kurdistan: Iranian Kurds Reopen Shops as Border Protest Falters

News channel or source: https://www.voanews.com/a/iran-kurdish-protests/4362178.html
Publication date: onday 23 April 2018

Divisions have emerged within Iran’s Kurdistan province about how to pressure Tehran to stop blocking border footpaths used by residents to trade with fellow Kurds in Iraq. Iranian Kurdish activists who contacted VOA Persian from the region via social ...

News Iran » Kurdistan: 36 Kurds detained by security forces in Iran last month: Hengaw

News channel or source: http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/02613dfc-68cd-4bf7-b486-5e00a294e4da
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – A total of 36 Kurds were detained by security forces in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhilat) in the past month, according to statistics by human rights organization Hengaw. From March 21 to April 20, over one citizen was arrested per day ...

News Iran » Kurdistan: The Emerging Russia-Turkey-Iran Alliance Challenging NATO in the Middle East

News channel or source: https://www.mintpressnews.com/the-emerging-russia-turkey-iran-alliance-challenging-nato-in-the-middle-east/240807/
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

It might also lead to yet another double cross of one of the region’s largest ethnic groups, the Kurds. However, the “troika alliance” — Turkey, Russia, and Iran — consists of three countries that don’t much like one another, have different ...

News Iran » Kurdistan: Iran police's assault on woman over headscarf stirs debate

News channel or source: https://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Iran-police-s-assault-on-woman-over-headscarf-12856585.php
Publication date: onday 23 April 2018

Right now, I believe in none of those things." Presidents Rouhani and Erdogan have jointly underscored their opposition to an independent Kurdish state. At a meeting in Tehran, the Iranian leader and his Turkish counterpart said they would not tolerate the ...

News Iran » Kurdistan: Tehran to resume direct flights to Erbil, Iranian consul says

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-kurds-iran/tehran-to-resume-direct-flights-to-erbil-consul-idUSKBN1HO1NR
Publication date: uesday 17 April 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran will soon resume direct flights from Tehran to Erbil, a city in Iraq’s Kurdistan, an Iranian official said on Tuesday, almost six months after the Baghdad government imposed an air ban on the region in retaliation for an ...