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Germany approves partial burqa ban

Waar Media - 2017-04-28 13:35
WAAR-DUHOK: German MPs in the lower house of parliament have approved a partial ban on the burqa. The draft law stipulates that public servants will be forbidden from wearing the full-face veil while performing their duties. The move comes after Chancell ...

Germany confirms cyber attacks on political party think tanks

Reuters - 2017-04-27 21:54
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's top cyber official on Thursday confirmed said his agency was aware of computer attacks on two foundations tied to Germany's ruling coalition parties for some time, and was helping the think tanks analyze what happened. ...

Cyber spies target German party think-tanks ahead of election

Reuters - 2017-04-25 18:58
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Two foundations tied to Germany’s ruling coalition parties were attacked by the same cyber spy group that targeted the campaign of French presidential favorite Emmanuel Macron, a leading cyber security expert said on Tuesday. ...

Hundreds snowboard in bikinis at Russia’s Siberia ski resort

Waar Media - 2017-04-23 16:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Some 1,500 snowboarders dressed in bikinis and swimming shorts set a new record at the on Saturday at the Sheregesh ski resort in Kemerovo Region, Russia. Snowboarders from Russia, US, China, Italy, Germany and France slid down the slopes, en ...

German foreign minister to press Israel for two-state solution

Reuters - 2017-04-23 16:13
BERLIN (Reuters) - Deep and "unbreakable" ties between Germany and Israel are part of Germany's national identity and pillars of its foreign policy, but Berlin will continue to press for a two-state solution, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Sunday ...

Germany Received List of Weaponry for Peshmerga: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-23 12:17
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s Peshmerga Ministry has provided the German government with a list of required military equipment for the Kurdish forces, said an official. The list includes various types of equipment, including anti-tank wea ...

Police injured in protests against right-wing AfD party congress

Reuters - 2017-04-22 13:43
COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - Two police officers were injured and a police car was set ablaze during protests in Cologne on Saturday, police said, as some 600 delegates of the deeply divided anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party met to disc ...

German intelligence spied on Interpol: Spiegel

Reuters - 2017-04-22 12:38
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency spied on the Interpol international police agency for years and on the group's country liaison offices in dozens of countries such as Austria, Greece and the United States, a German magazine sai ...

Ivanka Trump heading to Berlin for W20 summit

Waar Media - 2017-04-21 16:26
WAAR-DUHOK: Ivanka Trump will participate in a panel discussion on women’s economic empowerment during an official visit to Germany next week. The White House announced the schedule for the first daughter’s trip to Berlin, scheduled for Tuesday. It will ...

Over 200 from Germany fought with PYD, YPG since 2013: ministry

KurdPress - 2017-04-12 11:44
More than 200 people have left Germany since 2013 to take up arms with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, the German Interior Ministry has said, adding that 69 o ...

Germany probes possible Islamist links to Dortmund bus attack - media

Reuters - 2017-04-12 10:07
BERLIN (Reuters) - German investigators are looking into the possibility that explosions targeting a bus carrying players of soccer club Borussia Dortmund may have been carried out by Islamists militants, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported on Wed ...

Over 200 from Germany Fighting Alongside Kurds in Syria and Iraq

BAS News - 2017-04-11 11:25
Included in the number are nationals of Turkey ISTANBUL — Over 200 German nationals and residents have travelled to Iraq and Syria to join the Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants since 2013, Germany's Interior Ministry said on Monday, as ...

G7 to Discuss Ways to Get Russia to Withdraw Its Support of Assad

BAS News - 2017-04-10 17:24
ISTANBUL — One of the topics of discussion during the G7 meeting taking place on Monday includes ways to eliminate Russian support for the Syrian government. Foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, and the US, with the inclusi ...

German army investigates soldiers over 'Heil Hitler'

Reuters - 2017-04-09 15:28
BERLIN (Reuters) - The Germany military's counter-intelligence agency is looking into 275 suspected right-wing extremists in its ranks, including a soldier heard saying "Heil Hitler", the Defence Ministry has told parliament in a letter seen by Reuters on ...

U.S. strikes destroyed Syrian means to deliver chemical weapons: admiral

Reuters - 2017-04-08 21:11
COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - U.S. Navy Admiral Michelle Howard said on Saturday U.S. cruise missile strikes on an air base in Syria had destroyed the means to deliver chemical weapons from that base, and the U.S. military remained ready to carry out furth ...

Germany Awards Erbil Mayor Order of Merit

Corduene - 2017-04-07 21:18
Dusseldorf, Germany - On Friday, Nihad Salim Latif Qoja, mayor of Kurdistan’s capital city Erbil (Hewlêr), was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. The German-Kurd was awarded for his decade-long “commitment to the German-Kurdis ...

Kurdistan Region to Ship First Crude Oil Shipment to Rosneft

BAS News - 2017-04-07 18:44
About 600,000 barrels of oil will be shipped to Germany this week. ISTANBUL — The first crude oil shipment of about 600,000 barrels from the Kurdistan Region will be sent to Russia’s oil giant Rosneft this week. "This week Rosneft will receive the first ...

Health Care – Papa Don’t Preach, I’m in Trouble Deep

E-Kurd - 2017-04-04 00:23
Deyan Ranko Brashich | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Otto von Bismarck, Germany’s Iron Chancellor, instituted universal health care in 1884. Most civilized industrial nations, Canada, England, France, have universal health care that works. Others such as former ...

CDU MP: It is a responsibility to vote 'NO' in the referendum

ANF/English - 2017-04-03 15:58
Michael Gahler, an EP parliamentarian of the CDU which is part of the coalition government in Germany, stated that the situation in Turkey is alarming and voting 'NO' in the referendum would be a chance for the country. ...

Many Turkish diplomats, soldiers seeking asylum in Germany

Reuters - 2017-04-03 14:14
BERLIN (Reuters) - At least 262 Turkish diplomats and army personnel have applied for asylum in Germany since a failed July coup that Turkey blames on supporters of a U.S.-based cleric, a spokeswoman for the German Interior Ministry said on Monday. ...

PYD Continues to Arrest Members of Opposition Parties in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-04-01 12:58
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) continues to crack down on political opposition parties in the Syrian Kurdish region known as Rojava. Germany-based Democracy Center for Human Rights in Kurdistan (DCHRK) said in a statement on Satu ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 30, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
Kurdistan Parliament Speaker awards Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad in Germany Berlin: Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Yusuf Mohammed Sadiq awarded Yazidi human rights activist and U.N. Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad on Wednesday, praising h ...

Germany deporting more 'potential attackers' after Berlin attack

Reuters - 2017-03-30 15:22
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has deported 10 potential attackers since January as part of a tougher approach toward failed asylum seekers after one of them killed 12 people in an attack on a Berlin Christmas market, security sources said on Thursday. ...

Germany ‘finds eight alternatives to Incirlik airbase’ in Turkey

Waar Media - 2017-03-29 17:03
WAAR-DUHOK: Germany’s efforts to find an alternative to Incirlik airbase in Turkey have resulted in eight candidate bases in Jordan, Kuwait and Cyprus, according to a press release reported by German daily Die Welt. “The investigation of alternative loca ...

Germany arrests Afghan suspected of helping kill U.S. soldiers

Reuters - 2017-03-28 16:17
BERLIN (Reuters) - German police have arrested a suspected Afghan Taliban commander believed to have taken part in an attack on a military convoy about a decade ago in which at least 16 U.S. and Afghan soldiers were killed. ...

Merkel gets early election test with Saarland state poll

Rojikurd - 2017-03-26 00:00
Germany’s “super election year” of 2017 will soon be underway: State parliamentary elections will be held on Sunday in the German state of Saarland. Suddenly, everyone has their eye on Germany’s smallest state. “Great things always arise from small ones,” ...

Germany's Schaeuble wins party endorsement for September election

Reuters - 2017-03-25 19:26
SINDELFINGEN, Germany (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, a key figure in Berlin's handling of the euro zone crisis and Greece's bailout programs, won a ringing endorsement from his conservative party on Saturday to stand in September' ...

Germany blocked Russian hacking attacks in 2016

Reuters - 2017-03-24 19:29
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany last year warded off two cyber attacks by APT28, a top official said Friday, referring to a Russian hacking group also dubbed "Fancy Bear" that experts say successfully targeted Hillary Clinton's U.S. election campaign. ...

Tens of thousands of Kurds protest in Frankfurt against Turkey’s Erdogan

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
Turkey slams Germany for permitting Kurds rally in Frankfurt with PKK insignia FRANKFURT,— Some 30,000 pro-Kurdish demonstrators rallied in the German city of Frankfurt on Saturday calling for “democracy in Turkey” and urging a “no” vote in an upcoming r ...

Turkey summons German envoy over Kurdish rally in Frankfurt

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
ISTANBUL,— Turkey summoned Germany’s ambassador to express its fury over a Frankfurt rally where protesters brandished insignia of Kurdish militants, the presidential spokesman said Sunday, denouncing it as a “scandal”. Some 30,000 Kurdish protesters att ...

German Intelligence Chief Says No Evidence Gulen Behind Turkey Coup

Waar Media - 2017-03-19 15:25
WAAR-DUHOK: Germany is not convinced that US-based writer, political activist and former imam Fethullah Gulen was behind the failed July 15 coup in Turkey, the country’s intelligence chief said Saturday. “Turkey has tried on different levels to convince ...

German cybersecurity watchdog raises attack alert level: paper

Reuters - 2017-03-19 03:29
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany has raised its alert level against cyber attacks to "heightened readiness" ahead of parliamentary elections, saying government websites are already subjected to daily assault, newspaper Welt am Sonntag said. ...

Turkey threatens to unilaterally suspend EU refugee deal

Waar Media - 2017-03-16 13:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Days before the first anniversary of the deal, Turkey’s top diplomat has vowed to “cancel” it if the EU fails to deliver on its part of the agreement. Relations with Germany and The Netherlands have taken a dive. Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mev ...

Pro-Erdogan supporters hack Twitter accounts

Waar Media - 2017-03-15 16:38
WAAR-DUHOK: The hackers posted early on Wednesday morning using the hashtags nazialmanya (Nazi Germany) and Nazihollanda (Nazi Netherlands), a swastika symbol and the sentence “See you on April 16.” This is date of a referendum that Turkish President Rec ...

Germany very concerned about developments in eastern Ukraine

Reuters - 2017-03-15 14:13
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government on Tuesday said it is very concerned about recent developments in eastern Ukraine and called on both Moscow and Kiev to work against what it called "increasing partitionist tendencies" in the embattled region. ...

Germany needs to move to long-term refugee plan: OECD

Reuters - 2017-03-14 13:53
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has mounted a good initial response to a large wave of migrants and now needs to step up investments to ensure they have prospects beyond low-skilled jobs, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said. ...

Turkish minister complains of ‘ugly treatment’ by Dutch

Rojikurd - 2017-03-13 00:02
Turkish Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya flew back to Istanbul on Sunday after being expelled from the Netherlands and escorted back to Germany, describing the Dutch treatment as “ugly.” “We were subjected to rude and tough treatment… Treating a fem ...

Turkish minister complains of ‘ugly treatment’ by Dutch

Waar Media - 2017-03-12 15:05
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya flew back to Istanbul on Sunday after being expelled from the Netherlands and escorted back to Germany, describing the Dutch treatment as “ugly.” “We were subjected to rude and tough treatment… T ...

A Turkish minister was dismissed from Holland

ANHA - 2017-03-12 11:23
NEWS DESK- The Turkish Family Secretary Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya stated that her transmitting procedures from Holland to Germany are taking place across the border of Nijmegen city in Holland. On her account on twitter Sayan said “I am being moved from Holl ...
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