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BBC - 2017-05-29 15:22
The US president has not responded to the attacks - but has found time to tweet about other issues.

IS Burn Their Archives in Ba'aj, West of Mosul: PMF Official
BAS News - 2017-05-29 15:19
MOSUL — Islamic State (IS) militants began the burning of their archives on Monday, said a Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) official on Monday. The process of eliminating all the documents pertaining to the terrorist group began on Monday morning, said

One person was injured in mine explosion in the region Dehloran.
Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-05-29 14:57
According to reports of Kurdistan Human Rights Association , yesterday 28 May 2017, around 11 am in the village of “Abu Ghraib” Dasht-e Abbas functions of Dehloran in East Kurdistan, a driver shovel called “Rahman Bazyar” that worked due to a number of an

Protest gathering traders and shopkeepers city “Maku
Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-05-29 14:57
According to a report by the Kurdistan Human Rights Association has reached the guilds and merchants city “Maku” yesterday, Sunday 28 May 2017, in protest at job status and their livelihoods, closing shops and a strike against the Free Zone Organization M

Group of journalists protests detention of NRT reporter in Kalar
NRT - 2017-05-29 14:56

Investigators search Ukrainian offices of Russia's Yandex
Reuters - 2017-05-29 14:43
KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukraine's State Security Service (SBU) raided the local offices of Russia's top search site Yandex on Monday in an operation that SBU spokesman Olena Gitlyanska said was part of a treason investigation.

‘Annihilation' Tactic Will Prevent IS Militants from Returning Home: US Defense Secretary
BAS News - 2017-05-29 14:37
ISTANBUL — The operation against Islamic State (IS) militants will intensify, moving on from the previous phase aimed at weakening the terrorist group to “annihilation,” said US Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Sunday. “Our strategy right now is to a

France Will Continue to Support Peshmerga: French Envoy to Iraq
BAS News - 2017-05-29 14:37
Barzani received in a farewell visit the French Ambassador to Iraq ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received on Monday in a farewell visit, the French Ambassador to Iraq, Marc Barety, accompanied by Dominique Mas, the Consul General in E

'Convinced Atlanticist' Merkel being honest with U.S., spokesman says
Reuters - 2017-05-29 14:09
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel believes firmly in strong German - U.S. relations and is simply being honest with the United States when she flags up policy differences with Washington, her spokesman said on Monday.

British police arrest 16th person in connection with Manchester attack
NRT - 2017-05-29 13:57

Online Museum to Be Opened for Documenting IS Crimes Against Yezidis
BAS News - 2017-05-29 13:44
ERBIL — An electronic museum containing the Islamic State (IS) crimes against the Kurdish Yezidis will be created, said a Yezidi MP. Vian Dakhil, a Kurdish Yezidi member of the Iraqi parliament said on Monday that the online museum is intended for docume

Electoral commission yet to be provided with funds needed for referendum
NRT - 2017-05-29 13:35

Guns and bullets and nothing more: The Syrian Kurds fighting Isis
Newstatesman - 2017-05-29 12:51

Germany says to host Tuesday meeting on Ukraine crisis
Reuters - 2017-05-29 12:47
BERLIN (Reuters) - Deputy foreign ministers from Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia will meet in Berlin on Tuesday to discuss the Ukraine crisis in the Normandy group format, a German Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

Turkey grants consular access to detained German journalist: German spokesman
Reuters - 2017-05-29 12:47
BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkey has given German consular officials permission to visit journalist Mesale Tolu, a German citizen who has been detained on charges of advancing "terrorist propaganda", a spokesman for the German foreign ministry said on Monday.

Duterte asks separatists, Maoists to join fight against Islamic State
NRT - 2017-05-29 12:19

ISIS to make final stand in Old Mosul's 9 square km
Rûdaw - 2017-05-29 12:10
“Old Mosul will finally turn into a quagmire for Iraqi forces,"

More than $5 million paid in ransom for release of Yezidis
Rûdaw - 2017-05-29 12:10
more than 3,000 Yezidis has been rescued, including 1, 589 children

The Turkish mercenaries set fire to Afrin lands
ANHA - 2017-05-29 11:58
The agricultural land in Çelemê village was set on fire by the Turkish occupation army in Jendairs district in Afrin canton on Sunday evening.

Ramadan in the liberated city of al-Tabqa
ANHA - 2017-05-29 11:58
Busy streets, crowded markets are witnessed in Al-Tabqa city as people are happy receiving the Holy Month this year with their city liberation from IS gangs.