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Kurdish National Congress of North America (KNCNA) Mourns the Loss of a Founding Member, Dr. Najmaldin Karim

Washington – D.C., USA (kncna.net) – The Kurdish National Congress of North America (KNCNA) mourns the passing of a true Kurdish champion, Dr. Najmaldin Karim.  Dr. Karim was one the founding members and president of the Kurdish National Congress of North America (1991-1999). He passed away peacefully on Friday, October 30, 2020. For decades, Dr. Karim was the …

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Kurdistan Region: In the Crosshairs of Regional Hegemonic Interests Webinar

Youtube link for event Today, Kurds are once again at the crosshairs of the regional hegemonic powers’ interests as these regional powers attempt to carry out their expansionist agenda. In the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Kurds have enjoyed semi-autonomy with a high degree of success since 1991 and have become more prosperous after the liberation …

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Historical Kurdish Biographies: Layla Qasim and the Start of a Revolution

Born in Khanaqin to a Faylee Kurdish family, Leyla Qasim (1952 – 1974) studied at the University of Baghdad, joined the KDP in 1970, and was executed by the Baath regime on May 12, 1974. Her famous last words were, “Kill me! But you must also know that after my death thousands of Kurds will …

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Historical Kurdish Biographies: Mikdad Midhad Badirkhan and “Kürdistan”

Today is the 122nd anniversary of the first ever Kurdish identity focused newspaper, ‘Kürdistan’. Started by Mikdad Midhad Badirkhan and his family in Cairo, Egypt on April 22, 1898. Badirkhan’s newspaper lasted from 1898-1902. The aim was to capture the attention of the Turkish sultan at the time, Abdulhamid II. By mentioning the word “Kurd” …

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Call for a Thorough Investigation into the Assassination of Three Kurdish Women Activists in Paris

Los Angeles, CA – As members of the Kurdish National Congress of North America (KNC-NA) and the Kurdish Americans of southern California, we will hold a peaceful demonstration in protest to the recent political killing of three Kurdish women activists in Paris.  This protest will start on Monday, January 14, 2013 between the hours of …

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