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KRG Envoy Attends Abadi, Trump Meeting
BAS News - 2017-03-21 20:24
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s envoy attended a meeting between the US President Donald Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Washington. According to a press release by Abadi’s office, the discussions were focused on continued cooperation in the ...

PYD Asked by Damascus to Release IS Captives: Official
BAS News - 2017-03-21 20:24
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), an offshoot to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), has reportedly released a number of Islamic State (IS) captives upon the request of the Syrian Regime, an official claimed. Abdulbasit Hamo, Kurdi ...

UNAMI Condemns Monday's Terrorist Attack in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-03-21 20:24
BAGHDAD — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the “cowardly” terrorist bombing in Baghdad’s southwestern al-Amil district on Monday, 20th of March, in which scores of civilians were re ...

Year on from bombings, Brussels remains on alert
Reuters - 2017-03-21 20:12
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A year after Islamic State suicide bombers killed 32 people in Brussels, Belgian authorities say much remains unclear about who ordered the attacks, even if those who staged them are either dead or in jail. ...

Iraqi premier congratulates people of Kurdistan Region on Newroz
NRT - 2017-03-21 20:11

[Video] Tens of thousands of Kurds celebrate Newroz
NRT - 2017-03-21 19:51

Syrian jihadist group says it launches attack near Hama
Reuters - 2017-03-21 19:51
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Tahrir al-Sham, an alliance of Syrian jihadist rebel groups, said on Tuesday it was launching a new offensive near the city of Hama in the central part of western Syria. ...

U.S. Secretary of State sends Newroz message of ‘peace and prosperity’
NRT - 2017-03-21 19:51

Belgian migration minister criticizes aid groups for rescuing migrants
Reuters - 2017-03-21 19:51
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium's migration minister on Tuesday attacked aid groups for saving drowning migrants in the Mediterranean, saying they were only causing more death by doing so, earning himself a rebuke from his own prime minister. ...

Russia 'to train US-allied Kurds in Syria'
Telegraph - 2017-03-21 19:40

Belgium struggles to open police to Muslim minority
Reuters - 2017-03-21 19:23
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Tarek Chatt says he is one of only two Brussels policemen of Moroccan descent who grew up and is working in the same streets as the Islamist militants who attacked Paris and Brussels. ...

Pakistan's parliament votes to reinstate secret military courts
Reuters - 2017-03-21 19:23
KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan's parliament on Tuesday amended the constitution to reinstate secret military courts that try civilians charged with terrorism offences, something activists have warned will lead to human rights abuses. ...

Iraqi forces edge into Mosul's Old City, says defence ministry
NRT - 2017-03-21 19:04

The case against Turkey – POLITICO
Politico - 2017-03-21 19:01

Syria Kurds say will get training from Russian forces
ENCA - 2017-03-21 18:51

Iraqi Prime Minister hails cooperation with KRG
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-21 18:34

Hashd al-Shaabi recruit Kurds in Halabja, take advantage of high unemployment
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-21 18:33

Dubai Cares launches Dh3.8m education programme in Iraqi Kurdistan | GulfNews.com
Gulfnews - 2017-03-21 18:11

War against ISIS and Syrian Kurds' aspirations could spark another civil war - Syria - Haaretz
Haaretz - 2017-03-21 18:01

U.S. restricts carry-on electronics from 10 airports, mainly in the Middle East
NRT - 2017-03-21 17:30

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