Syria

Escaping Terrorists: An MSUM Student’s Journey to the U.S.

23-year-old Varseen Khalil left Iraq with her family when she was a teenager

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The fears for one MSUM student go far beyond tests and presentations. She left her home country of Iraq when she was just a teen to flee terrorists who were threatening her family. The panic is still there as her relatives back home live in a state of war. Varseen Khalil is like most college students. She’s…

Kurdish Community Holds Vigil In Moorhead

It was hosted by the Chira Global Development Organization

  MOORHEAD, MINN. — Impassioned speeches filled the room at the Trinity Lutheran Church as residents, public officials, and members of the Kurdish community came together to remember the lives lost but to carry on the hope for those still facing oppression overseas. For Azad Berwari, who grew up in the Iraqi section of Kurdistan. The conflict in Syria is…

Kurdish Americans Protest In Downtown Fargo

"we are a very persistent people we don't give up."

FARGO, N.D. — People armed with signs, flags and their voices,packed the streets in Downtown Fargo. “Were out here protesting the fact that our people are still being slaughtered, our kids are being massacred, and nothing has changed,” Protest organizer Kawar Farok said. Protesters say without U.S. aid and protection from the recent attacks from Turkey, Kurdish fighters who fought…

F-M Kurds Respond to Nightmare Situation in Syria

The Kurdish–Turkish Conflict continues to escalate in Northern Syria after U.S. Troops begin their withdrawal from the region.

“I’m waking up with nightmares, what’s happening to people, because we are seeing what’s happening to people. We are seeing kids turned to pieces. It’s a huge pain.” said Dr. Azad Berwari, a Kurdish Activist living here in the F-M area. American Kurds are getting cell phone calls at 3 AM and news alerts about friends and family injured in…

President Trump Strikes Syrian Regime in Response to Chemical Weapons Attack

Trump says the strikes are in coordination with France and the United Kingdom to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread and use of chemical weapons

WASHINGTON — President Trump has announced on Friday he’s ordered strikes on the Syrian regime in a response to a chemical weapons attack last weekend. Trump says the strikes are in coordination with France and the United Kingdom to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread and use of chemical weapons. He says the strikes will continue until the…

Fargo Islamic Community Celebrates Halt on Immigration Executive Order

They also succeeded at removing parts of a house bill in North Dakota which would have allowed communities in the state to decide how many refugees they take in

FARGO, N.D. — Members of the Islamic community had two reasons to celebrate. One is the federal court ruling to block President Trump’s executive order. They also succeeded at removing parts of a house bill in North Dakota which would have allowed communities in the state to decide how many refugees they take in. It all started on the sidewalk…