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Iraq ex-president and Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani dies at 83

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdish leader, the head of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK and former Iraqi president Jalal Talabani (83) died in Germany on Tuesday, the PUK party said. Talabani, a veteran leader of the Kurdish struggle for ...

Jalal Talabani laid to rest in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Tens of thousands of people gathered Friday for the funeral of Iraqi former president Jalal Talabani, in an emotional send-off for the veteran of the struggle for Kurdish self-rule. Talabani died in Germany on Tuesday ...

Trade between Russia and Germany up 25% in 2017

Waar Media - 2017-10-12 16:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the mutual trade between Russia and Germany has grown by 25% this year. “The trade turnover in 2016 amounted to $40.7 bln, direct accumulated investments made by German companies in the Russian econo ...

Turkish man convicted of spying in Germany

Washington Post - 2017-10-10 18:48
A 32-year-old Turkish man has been convicted of spying in Germany for Turkish intelligence on a Kurdish politician and activists. ...

Stability of Kurdistan Important to Germany: Ambassador

BAS News - 2017-10-10 14:27
Barzani met with German Ambassador to Iraq in Erbil ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani reiterated that Erbil is willing to engage in dialogue with Baghdad to reach an agreement over the pressing issues. Kurdistan Region President Masoud Ba ...

Jalal Talabani’s mediating skills will be much missed

The Economist - 2017-10-09 19:23
FUNERALS can bring estranged parties together. And if anyone’s could heal the fissure between leaders in Baghdad and those in Iraq’s Kurdish enclave, that of Jalal Talabani should be the one. Mr Talabani died on October 3rd in Germany, aged 83. For 60 ye ...

Iraq’s first non-Arab president has died in Germany

The New Mail - 2017-10-05 20:32
Iraq’s first non-Arab president and leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Jalal Talabani, died in Germany on Tuesday. Talabani, 83, suffered a stroke in 2012 and left politics only… The post Iraq’s first non-Arab president has died in Germany appea ...

Former iraqi president Jalal Talabani dies

KRG-Spain - 2017-10-05 00:06
The beloved Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani passed away on Tuesday in a hospital in Germany. Talabani was appointed president of Irak in 2005 by the Transitional National Assembly, he was the country’s first non-Arab president, and was instrumental in creat ...

Iraq’s Former President Jalal Talabani Dead

The Kurdish Project - 2017-10-04 06:14
The following article was originally published in Al Jazeera. Jalal Talabani, former president of Iraq and Kurdish politician, has died in Germany aged 84. He was Iraq’s president from 2005 to 2014 and a key figure in the Kurdish region of Iraq, where vo ...

Germany’s Angela Merkel wins fourth term

Waar Media - 2017-09-25 05:13
WAAR-DUHOK: Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany’s general election on Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the hard-right AfD party winning its first seats in parliament. Merkel, who after 12 years in power held a double-digit le ...

Merkel seeks historic fourth term as polls open in Germany

Waar Media - 2017-09-24 19:28
WAAR-DUHOK: Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to cruise to victory in elections Sunday but also to face the breakthrough into parliament of hard-right populists for the first time in Germany’s post-war history. Voting began at 0600 GMT in Europe’s big ...

Kurds in Germany Can Vote in Referendum at 5 Polling Stations

BAS News - 2017-09-24 11:05
ERBIL — Yezidi Lalish Centre in Germany announced that all the preparations have been made for Kurdish diaspora in Germany to vote in Monday’s referendum on Kurdistan Region’s independence. Khalat Sheikh Murad, Head of the Lalish Centre said “Five pollin ...

He came from Germany, heals al-Raqqa people

ANHA - 2017-09-21 11:49
The German doctor Michael Wilk came from Germany to the Syrian north in order to provide the civilians who have been liberated by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in al-Raqqa with first aids and help. ...

Let It Beer! Oktoberfest fun begins in Germany

Waar Media - 2017-09-18 18:04
WAAR-DUHOK: On Saturday, September 16, the world’s largest beer festival kicked off in Munich, with the city mayor tapping the first keg at noon. The festival will go until October 3rd. The post Let It Beer! Oktoberfest fun begins in Germany appeared fir ...

High Referendum Council says process of independence vote to continue

KurdPress - 2017-09-18 11:04
High Referendum Council of the Kurdistan Region has stated that the process of referendum on independence of the region will continue, few days after representatives from U.N., U.S., U.K., Germany and France suggested alternatives to postpone referendum. ...

US sent weapons to Rojava through German-Ramstein military base

Waar Media - 2017-09-14 15:43
WAAR-DUHOK: The US military has been using its massive air base in western Germany to arm Rojava groups in North Syria without Berlin’s permission, according to a report from German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung published on Wednesday. The US military ma ...

PUK Leader Talabani Travels to Germany for Medical Tests

BAS News - 2017-09-12 10:47
ERBIL — Jalal Talabani, the Secretary-General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the former Iraqi President, traveled to Germany on Monday for medical purposes. Talabani, locally known as ‘Mam Jalal’ served as the Iraqi president for two terms ...

The World May Be Disappointed the Day After the German Election

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-09-12 00:52
After last year’s victories for Brexit and Donald Trump, liberals looked to Angela Merkel in Germany for hope. The conservative chancellor was suddenly—and unwillingly—promoted to “leader of the free world.” She is unlikely to live up to expectations. Me ...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects Turkey’s travel warning

Waar Media - 2017-09-11 16:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Chancellor Merkel has dismissed Turkey’s warning about traveling to Germany, saying that Turkish citizens are more than welcome to visit. Ankara had cautioned that its citizens run the risk of facing racism or terrorism. No Turkish citizen sh ...

March launched in Germany demanding Ocelan’s freedom

ANHA - 2017-09-11 15:46
On Monday morning, the activities of the march that was led by Free Women and Youth Movement in Europe demanding the freedom of the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocelan under the slogan "By Revenge Soul, to Defeat Colonialism and Liberate the Leader" sta ...

Turkey cautions citizens about travel to ‘anti-Turkey’ Germany

Waar Media - 2017-09-10 16:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey cautioned its citizens on Saturday to take care when traveling to Germany, citing what it said was an upswing in anti-Turkish sentiment ahead of a German national election later this month. The advisory is likely to further exacerbate ...

KRG’s Representative to Attend Paths of Peace Conference in Germany

BAS News - 2017-09-09 15:24
ERBIL — Representative of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will take part in the international conference “PATHS OF PEACE: Religions and cultures in dialogue” which is set to take place from September 10th to 12th 2017 in Münster and Osnabrück cities ...

Kurdish Author Bachtyar Ali Receives 2017 Nelly Sachs Prize

BAS News - 2017-09-09 11:19
The Iraqi Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali was awarded the Nelly Sachs Prize, the City of Dortmund's literary prize for 2017. The jury session run by a number of literary critics in Dortmund, Germany, decided to award the 2017 Nelly Sachs Prize to the Kurdish ...

Dozens of Jabhet al-Nusra mercenaries entered Germany

ANHA - 2017-09-03 12:18
NEWS DESK– A German media report stated that dozens of Jabhet al-Nusra mercenaries entered Germany disclosing their entrance. Der Spiegel German Magazine mentioned that about 60 mercenaries of Jabhet al-Nusra are now existing in Germany. In addition to th ...

Germany must rethink its relations with Turkey: Merkel

KurdPress - 2017-09-02 09:48
German Chancellor Angela Merkel sharply criticized Turkey's detention of two further German citizens, saying Berlin should react decisively and perhaps rethink its relations with Ankara. ...
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