Category: Middle East


TEDx Nishtiman: inspiring youth in Kurdistan to overcome life challenges

Two years after obtaining the approval to establish a local event, TEDx Nishtiman was able to attract more than 6000 youth...
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Two Iraqi families drown in Aegean Sea

On 9 August, a boat carrying 13 migrants, 12 Iraqis and one Syrian, capsized in the Aegean Sea, southwest of Turkey’s Aydin...
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Thousands of migrants due to be returned to Turkey stuck on Greek islands

Thousands of migrants, including women and children, are stuck in overcrowded camps on Greek islands to be returned back to...
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Over 200 Iraqi migrants deported to Iraq through Ibrahim Khalil border

On 7 July, Turkish authorities deported 203 Iraqi migrants back to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq via Ibrahim Khalil border...
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Iraqi Kurdish man extradited back to Germany after confessing raping and killing a teenage girl

A 20-year-old Iraqi Kurdish man who was denied the right to German asylum in 2016 has confessed to raping and killing a...
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Ethiopian migrants return home

Thirty-two Ethiopian irregular migrants, who were detained in Egypt, have been released and flown back to Ethiopia on 11 June,...
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‘I Regret Taking the Illegal Route’ – Kurdish returnee from Germany

Dlawar Omar from Rwanduz took what he thought would be a positive, life-changing decision in 2015 and decided to invest the money...
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Career Fairs in Kurdistan: A new hope for Kurdish youth

On 27 June 2018, the University of Kurdistan – Hewler successfully held its Career Fair in the university compound in city of...
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Iraqi Kurdish migrants end up in Al-Nusra Front prison

On 2 June, seven Iraqi Kurdish migrants were handed over to Al-Nusra Front militias by Turkish authorities after being caught by...
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