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What Will China Do if the U.S. Attacks North Korea?

International Crisis Group - 2017-09-29 16:11
During a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on 19 September 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump warned that if North Korea threatened the United States or its allies, he would “totally destroy” the nation. As tensions continue to rise between Wa ...

David and Goliath in Zimbabwe: How a Pastor Has Challenged Robert Mugabe

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-09-27 07:26
While Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was deriding President Trump as a "Giant, Gold Goliath" at the UN General Assembly last week, the 93 year-old dictator's own suspected "David" was arrested back home in the capitol city of Harare on charges of sub ...

At UN Assembly, Iraq outlines vision for post-conflict reconstruction

United Nations - 2017-09-24 09:10
Iraq is an independent sovereign federal State following democratic processes which have enabled all its people to participate in society, said the country’s top foreign affairs official at the United Nations General Assembly, expressing opposition to a ...

Kuwait to Host Donors Conference on Rebuilding Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-21 14:30
ERBIL — Kuwait is planning to host an international donors conference to gain support for Iraq rebuild the areas it has liberated form the Islamic State (IS),the Kuwaiti Prime Minister told the United Nations General Assembly today. “The position of the ...

Iran, Iraq and Turkey reiterate opposition to Kurdistan Referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-21 10:52
Foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey, and Iraq have held trilateral talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York where the three sides reiterated their countries opposition to the planned referendum of the Iraqi northern region of Kurdistan, ...

Macron: France Won’t Stand Against Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-19 20:49
ERBIL — President Emmanuel Macron of France said on Tuesday that his country will not oppose to Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for next week. Speaking to reporters on the sideline of the UN’s General Assembly in New York, Macron how ...

Abadi Prevents Iraqi President from Attending UNGA Meeting: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-19 19:25
ERBIL— The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi did not allow for the Iraqi President Fuad Massum to attend the session of the UN General Assembly, according to a Kurdish official. Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) politburo member and former Iraqi financ ...

Turkish FM says KRG referendum 'big mistake'

KurdPress - 2017-09-19 14:09
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, speaking to Al-Monitor during his visit to New York for this week’s UN General Assembly session, addressed his country’s stance on the upcoming independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan, EU-Turkey ties, Ankara’s ...

Turkish and KRG foreign ministers meet in New York

Waar Media - 2017-09-18 18:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his KRG counterpart Falah Mustafa are in meeting in New York one week before the Kurdistan vote on independence. The two ministers are in New York for the UN General Assembly. While Turkish offici ...

Turkish Parliament Expels 2 HDP Lawmakers for Absenteeism

BAS News - 2017-07-27 17:19
ERBIL — Turkish parliament’s General Assembly voted on Thursday to dismiss two lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) reportedly for absenteeism. Tugba Hezer Ozturk, a deputy representing Van, and Faysal Sariyildiz, who represents ...

Kurdish children and their opportunities

Ruwayda - 2016-12-26 00:58
In 1954, the General Assembly recommended countries to recognise a Universal Children’s day, where the welfare of children will be promoted. Today marks the Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959) and the convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) ...

Joint NGO Letter in support of 2016 UNGA Resolution on human rights in Iran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2016-12-14 02:01
Joint NGO Letter in support of 2016 UNGA Resolution on human rights in Iran Your Excellency: We, the undersigned human rights organizations, welcome the decision of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee to pass Resoluti ...

UN General Assembly votes in favor of Syria ceasefire

Aranews - 2016-12-10 03:17
The United Nations General Assembly on Friday voted in favor of an an immediate ceasefire in Syria and access for humanitarian aid. The General Assembly demanded an immediate ceasefire in Syria and urgent aid deliveries in a resolution adopted by a strong ...

Russia denied membership of UN human rights council

The Guardian - 2016-10-29 02:47
General assembly fails to vote for Russia to be one of 14 new members after campaign by rights groups over its bombing of Syria Russia has lost its bid to become a member of the UN’s human rights council, in a defeat that reflects the diplomatic cost of i ...

Iranian official visiting Baghdad

KurdPress - 2016-10-21 13:08
Secretary-General of Iran’s Global Assembly of Islamic Awakening Ali Akbar Velayati is in Baghdad, Iraqi capital, to participate in the 9th meeting of the supreme council of the world body. ...

Iranian official visiting Baghdad

KurdPress - 2016-10-20 08:01
Secretary-General of Iran’s Global Assembly of Islamic Awakening Ali Akbar Velayati is in Baghdad, Iraqi capital, to participate in the 9th meeting of the supreme council of the world body. ...

TUHAD-FED assembly final declaration released

ANF/English - 2016-10-16 11:14
TUHAD-FED 30. General Assembly final declaration has been released. In the declaration, Öcalan’s physical freedom, the end of the state of emergency, and the improvement of prison conditions were demanded. ...

What is Turkey’s military strategy in Syria? / Semih Idiz

KurdPress - 2016-10-05 14:43
Flying back from New York, where he addressed the UN General Assembly's annual meeting, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on his plane that Turkey would participate in a US-led operation against the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Raqqa, pro ...

PYD: Dilok and Hasake massacres are identical

ANHA - 2016-10-04 13:55
the General Assembly of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) denounced Hasake massacre saying” we can see Hasake and Dilok crimes are identical and done in the same manner, what happened yesterday is that despotism and terrorism are uniting against any democr ...

What is Turkey’s military strategy in Syria? / Semih Idiz

KurdPress - 2016-09-30 19:05
Flying back from New York, where he addressed the UN General Assembly's annual meeting, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on his plane that Turkey would participate in a US-led operation against the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Raqqa, pro ...

Erbil seeking military support from NATO

Kurd Press - 2015-11-22 00:25
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) foreign relation chief told the general assembly of the NATO states that the countries should increase their military support to Kurdistan Region in order to achieve their goals that are in line with those of the r ...

UN chief plans March summit on resettling refugees

Waarmedia - 2015-11-21 13:35
Waar, Duhok: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said the world body would convene a summit in March on resettling millions of displaced Syrians. Speaking at a General Assembly meeting on the plight of migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean bas ...

IS Hinders the Development of Iraq: PM Abadi

BasNews - 2015-10-03 00:36
NEW YORK – The 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly is being held as the world faces challenges on many levels, none more crucial than that posed by Islamic State (IS), the Prime Minister of Iraq told world leaders attending the annual deba ...

UN chief calls for action on Europe’s refugee crisis

Aranews - 2015-09-29 03:39
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on Europe to do more to confront the migration crisis, in his opening address to the General Assembly meeting of world leaders. “I urge Europe to do more,” Ban told the 193-nation assembly. Europe’s worst ...

TJKE holds its 2nd General Assembly

ANF - 2015-06-24 18:14
TJKE announced that it held its second General Assembly between June 17 and 20 with the participation of 115 delegates from several European countries. ...

Tension in Turkish parliament as HDP deputies speak in Kurdish

Kurd Press - 2015-02-23 09:37
lawmakers from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), after taking the rostrum to make statements on several motions, concluded their statement by expressing gratitude to the General Assembly in Kurdish on the occasion of the Feb. 21 International Mother T ...

Turkish MPs injured in scuffle over security bill

Kurd Press - 2015-02-18 10:07
Four parliamentarians were left injured late Feb. 17 following a fracas on the first day of debates in the legislature’s General Assembly on a government-led controversial homeland security bill. ...

Iran, Saudi foreign ministers hold talks in New York

Kurd Press - 2014-10-03 22:57
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Saudi Arabi countrpart Saud al-Faisal held talks in New York today sidelines of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly. ...

Solidarity protest in front of United Nations

ANF - 2014-09-22 15:42
People from Kurdistan held a protest in front of the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York yesterday to draw attention to the attacks by ISIS gangs on Kobanê as the general assembly hel ...

'Framework Law' accepted by Turkish Parliament

ANF - 2014-07-11 12:00
Following the meetings in the Assembly General Session the "Framework Law" titled as “Draft Law to End Terror and Strengthen Social Integration” was accepted at the Turkish Parli ...

Controversial internet bill to be discussed today

ANF - 2014-02-05 11:06
Turkish Parliament’s General Assembly is debating the omnibus bill, which includes a number of controversial arrangements. Above all that related to the future of the internet in the country. Th ...

Paris murders to be discussed at PACE today

ANF - 2014-01-28 14:34
The general meeting on Tuesday of the Parliamentary Assembly of the European Council (PACE) will witness a press conference on the murder of Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez in Paris on 9 ...

THE EMBARGO AND ECONOMIC CHANGES IN CUBA

ANF - 2014-01-01 10:06
On 29 October, the UN General Assembly again condemned the economic blockade that the U.S. maintained for more than 50 years against Cuba. It is really hard to find a topic in the international commun ...

Human Rights Day marked around the world

ANF - 2013-12-10 11:30
The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common ...

Slavery has not been abolished

ANF - 2013-12-02 13:48
Today is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. 2 December marks the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in ...

Kurdish Women's Movement held 6th Assembly

ANF - 2013-10-21 13:38
Kurdish Women's Movement (KJB-Koma Jinen Blind) has held its sixth General Assembly in Media Defense Areas. The general assembly which was attended by 120 delegates ended with a decision to ini ...

HDK releases final declaration

ANF - 2013-10-18 11:32
People's Democratic Congress (HDK) General Assembly and People's Democratic Party (HDP) Party Assembly handled the economic, social and political developments in Turkey, Middle East and the wo ...

UN Secretary-General Meets Iranian Foreign Minister

Rûdaw - 2013-10-03 15:54
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at the United Nations on Wednesday on the heels of the 68th meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. ...

Iranian President Calls for More Dialogue Over Tehran's Nuclear Program

Rûdaw - 2013-09-23 17:40
Iran's president is en route to New York after urging the West to heed his appeals for greater dialogue and denouncing economic sanctions as a dead end strategy. Hasan Rouhani says he hopes to use this week's annual UN General Assembly gathering to win We ...

Kongra-Gel held its 9th General Assembly

ANF - 2013-07-10 18:00
People’s Congress of Kurdistan (Kongra-Gel) held its 9th General Assembly in the Media Defense Areas between the 30 June – 5 July 2013. The congress which was participated by 162 delega ...

Iraq participates in yearly FAO meeting in Rome

Peyamner - 2013-06-26 13:42
PNA - Iraq Ambassador to Roma, Siwan Barzani participated in the yearly General Assembly meeting for FAO Organization that was held on last Tuesday in Rome within a delegation headed by the Agriculture Minister, Izzuldinne al-Dawla. ...

PM Erdoğan: Police will not leave Taksim Square

ANF - 2013-06-01 13:06
Speaking at the general meeting of Turkish Exporters Assembly in Istanbul, Turkish PM Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that police will not leave Taksim Square. “Police forces have been the ...
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