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Swedish crime rates are actually similar to parts of US, we checked
Seth Frantzman - 2017-02-22 15:16
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN After US President Donald Trump criticized Sweden in a speech there has been a lot of pushback from Sweden’s government and its supports boasting about the […] ...

Syrian on trial in Austria for suspected killing of 20 Assad troops
Reuters - 2017-02-22 14:04
VIENNA (Reuters) - A Syrian asylum seeker went on trial in Austria on Wednesday accused of killing 20 government soldiers fighting for President Bashar al-Assad near the city of Homs, a court spokesman said. ...

Spokesman for Turkey's Erdogan calls on Israel to halt 'illegal settlements'
Reuters - 2017-02-22 13:25
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Wednesday called on the Israeli government to halt what it called "illegal settlement policies" on Palestinian land. ...

Maria Zakharova : Russia to continue assisting Syrian army in fighting terrorists
Waar Media - 2017-02-22 12:50
WAAR-DUHOK: The Russian military will push ahead with assistance to Syria’s government troops in the struggle against terrorists, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a news briefing on Wednesday. “The Russian armed forces will go ah ...

Iran underlines Iraq’s unity: KRG representative
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 10:43
The representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Nazim Dabagh, stated that the Islamic Republic of Iran have always underlined on the Iraq’s unity and integrity, calling Iran a supporter of people in Iraq and Kurdistan Region. ...

Mexico apologizes to indigenous women wrongly jailed for kidnapping
Reuters - 2017-02-22 04:26
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government on Tuesday took the rare step of apologizing to three indigenous women who spent more than three years in prison after being falsely accused by prosecutors of kidnapping seven police officers and carrying cocain ...

Curfew imposed after 14 people killed in ethnic fighting in central Nigeria
Reuters - 2017-02-22 01:44
KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - The government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on parts of central Nigeria, a government spokesman said on Tuesday, after clashes killed at least 14 in the region. ...

DFR Signs MoU with High Council of Women Affairs
BAS News - 2017-02-21 22:24
The MoU is to empower the role of women ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) released a statement on Tuesday announcing that the Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa and the ...

Rosneft Signs Crude Oil Purchase Contract with KRG
BAS News - 2017-02-21 21:14
ISTANBUL — A Russian oil company Rosneft and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq signed an agreement for Rosneft to purchase crude oil from the KRG between the years of 2017 and 2019, Rosneft stated in a press release on Tuesday."Pursuant to ...

PM Barzani Discusses Baghdad-Erbil Ties With US Delegation
BAS News - 2017-02-21 20:48
ERBIL — The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani met with Senator Robert Corker, the chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who was accompanied by a military and diplomatic delegation.The meeting whi ...

KRG Seeking $0.5 Billion Loan to Boost Oil Sector
BAS News - 2017-02-21 15:47
30,000 "illegal" employees have been discharged from the public payroll system ERBIL — To accelerate the efforts to overcome the economic crisis, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is trying to obtain 0.5 billion USD loan as it has also annulled the ...

Kurdistan Regional Government and Rosneft Signed an Offtake Contract
Waar Media - 2017-02-21 12:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Regional Government and Rosneft signed a Cooperation Agreement in the fields of upstream, infrastructure, logistics and trading. The document was signed on the sidelines of the IP week conference in London. Pursuant to the Cooperati ...

Russian oil firm signs contract with Kurdistan Region
KurdPress - 2017-02-21 12:27
Rosneft and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) signed an agreement on the sidelines of the IP week conference in London, which stipulates oil purchases by Russia’s top oil producer in the period between 2017 and 2019, Rosneft said in a press release ...

Iraqi Kurdistan releases ‘reform’ report for government institutions
Kurdish Globe - 2017-02-20 23:31

At least 5 killed in protests over Guinea teachers' strike
Reuters - 2017-02-20 20:04
CONAKRY (Reuters) - At least five people were killed in Guinea's capital of Conakry on Monday in protests sparked by a teacher's strike, the government said, reviving labor tensions in a country where previous strikes have led to dozens of deaths. ...

Suspected arson attack on Turkish arts center critical of government
Reuters - 2017-02-20 17:06
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An unidentified assailant set fire on Monday to an Istanbul arts center, CCTV footage showed, and its founder, a prominent critic of the Turkish government, said he suspected a political motive for the attack. ...

Syrian Army Advancing Towards Palmyra City
BAS News - 2017-02-20 14:09
The army is approximately 21 km from the gates of the city PALMYRA — The Syrian government troops are continuing their offensive towards Palmyra with the support of the Russian Air Force. Preparations are made to storm the city of Palmyra, which was capt ...

Harsh weather in Afghanistan kills dozens in blizzard, rainstorms
Reuters - 2017-02-20 14:07
KABUL (Reuters) - As many as 50 people have died in storms over the past three days in Afghanistan, including 25 shepherds lost in a blizzard, a government disaster management official said on Monday. ...

Turkey must respect martyrs’ cemeteries
ANHA - 2017-02-20 13:49
KOBANÎ- The Democratic Society Movement warned the Turkish government about bombarding Martyrs’ cemetery in Qandil Mountains, and said that these attacks are against the most precious for Kurdistan so the Turkish state must be careful about that and respe ...

Massoud Barzani, Turkish PM meet in Munich
KurdPress - 2017-02-20 10:15
Kurdistan Region Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim met in Munich on Feb. 19 on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. ...

Mosul offensive: Iraqi army pushes closer to IS bastion
BBC - 2017-02-20 06:48
The second day of the government's assault on the IS stronghold begins with artillery fire. ...

Senior Whitehall sources: Russia plotted to overthrow Montenegro’s government
Orient News - 2017-02-20 02:00

Experts say return to Kurdish peace process in Turkey is unlikely
KurdPress - 2017-02-19 14:11
Experts stated that a return to peace talks between the Turkish government and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) is unlikely, after rumours that peace talks could re-start in Turkey. ...

Syrian government forces press attack on Damascus outskirts: monitors, medic
Reuters - 2017-02-19 10:20
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces fired rockets at a rebel-held area on Damascus's outskirts on Sunday, pressing an attack that began the day before and has killed up to 16 people, a medical worker and war monitors said. ...

Iraqi Forces Begin Battle to Free Western Mosul from ISIS
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 09:23
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi government forces have launched an offensive to liberate the western part of the city of Mosul from ISIS. Iraq has launched an operation to regain control of western Mosul from ISIS militants, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Sunday. ...

Philippine army to create task force to chase big drug syndicates
Reuters - 2017-02-19 07:43
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine army will create a "battalion size" task force to help the government's anti-narcotics agency run after high-value targets in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, the country's military chief said. ...

Myanmar soldiers injured in clash with militants in troubled Rakhine
Reuters - 2017-02-19 07:43
YANGON (Reuters) - Two members of Myanmar's security forces were injured in a clash with militants on the troubled Rakhine State border with Bangladesh, Myanmar state counselor's office said, casting doubt on the government's claim that the region had sta ...

UK officials think Russia behind Montenegro plot: Sunday Telegraph
Reuters - 2017-02-19 02:25
LONDON (Reuters) - British officials believe Russian authorities were behind a plot in October to kill Montenegro's pro-Western prime minister, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing senior British government sources. ...

Two top officials in South Sudan's military courts resign, rebuke government
Reuters - 2017-02-18 23:02
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Two top officials overseeing South Sudan's military courts have resigned, saying high-level interference made it impossible to discipline soldiers accused of rape and murder amid the nation's civil war, according to letters seen by Reu ...

Syrian government forces attack rebel areas on Damascus outskirts: Syrian Observatory
Reuters - 2017-02-18 20:47
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces attacked rebel-held areas on the northeastern outskirts of Damascus with rockets and shellfire on Saturday and killed at least nine people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. ...

Armenia to open consulate in Erbil
KurdPress - 2017-02-18 09:33
The Armenian government is planning to open its consulate office in Erbil, capital of Kurdistan Region, BasNews reported. ...

Thousands of Filipino Catholics march against death penalty, war on drugs
Reuters - 2017-02-18 06:03
MANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of Roman Catholics marched in the Philippines capital Manila on Saturday in the biggest gathering denouncing extra-judicial killings and a government plan to reimpose the death penalty for criminals. ...

Aid obstacles are ‘matter of life and death’ for besieged Syrians, says senior UN adviser
United Nations - 2017-02-18 04:31
Assurances have been given to humanitarians by the Syrian Government that obstacles to aid deliveries will be removed across the war-torn country, a senior United Nations adviser said today. ...

Armenia to Open Consulate in Erbil
BAS News - 2017-02-17 21:24
Armenian FM invites Barzani to visit Yerevan MUNICH — The Armenian government is planning to open its consulate office in Erbil in hopes of further developing ties with Kurdistan Region, said Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian. According to a pr ...

Munich Security Conference to Kick Off in Germany on Friday
Waar Media - 2017-02-17 11:35
WAAR-DUHOK: More than 30 heads of state and government, over 80 foreign and defense ministers will participate in the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC) that will kick off on Friday. Hundreds of senior officials from all over the world, including state ...

China holds 'anti-terrorism' mass rally in Xinjiang's Uighur heartland
Reuters - 2017-02-17 05:35
BEIJING (Reuters) - The government of the restive far-western Xinjiang marched thousands of armed officers through the region's southern city of Hotan in a shock and awe campaign against what it says is the rising threat of terrorism and ethnic separatism ...

Fighting intensifies in Syria's Deraa
Aljazeera - 2017-02-17 04:59
Heavy Russian attacks reported after rebels try to obstruct Syrian government bid to retake strategic border crossing. ...

Syrian government delegation says Turkey, rebels aim to disrupt Astana talks
NRT - 2017-02-16 19:38

Update on Canada’s engagement in Iraq and the region
The Global Coalition - 2017-02-16 12:31
The liberation of East Mosul, formally announced by Prime Minister al-Abadi of Iraq on January 24th, is a significant achievement for the Government of Iraq and the Iraqi security forces. While it represents a momentous step towards defeating Daesh, much ...

Pakistan raids hideout of militants behind surge of attacks; six dead
Reuters - 2017-02-16 09:31
LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani counter-terrorism police raided a militant hideout and killed six suspected members of a Taliban faction that has launched a new campaign of violence against the government, police said on Thursday. ...

Myanmar says military operation in troubled Rakhine has ended
Reuters - 2017-02-16 05:24
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military has ended a clearance operation in the country's troubled Rakhine State, government officials said, ending a four-month sweep that the United Nations said may amount to crimes against humanity and possibly ethnic clea ...

Irish government survives confidence vote, pressure on PM rises
Reuters - 2017-02-16 00:50
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's minority government on Wednesday survived a parliamentary vote of no-confidence over its handling of a policing scandal, but Prime Minister Enda Kenny faced growing calls from members of his own party to step aside. ...

PKK Supporters Rally in Sulaymaniyah for Ocalan's Freedom
BAS News - 2017-02-15 18:11
They demand the Turkish government to stop pressures against PKK members ERBIL — Tens of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) supporters in Sulaymaniyah city assembled for a protest rally against the imprisonment of the PKK leader, Abdulla Ocalan, by Turkish a ...

How the Coalition is stabilising liberated areas
The Global Coalition - 2017-02-15 16:54
The Government of Iraq (GoI) will only defeat Da’esh if it can help people return to their homes in liberated areas and assist them in rebuilding their lives. The primary goal of the Coalition Working Group on Stabilization, co-chaired by Germany and the ...

Syrian opposition wants Geneva talks on political transition
Reuters - 2017-02-15 15:24
BEIRUT/ROME (Reuters) - The main Syrian opposition body said on Wednesday it wanted face-to-face negotiations with the Damascus government about a political transition at peace talks that are due to begin in Geneva next week. ...

Kurdistan Region Presidency issues first report on reform
Waar Media - 2017-02-15 15:11
WAAR_DUHOK: Kurdistan Region Presidency issued on Wednesday the outcomes of a series of reform packages for improving the efficiency of almost all the sectors and to battle the corruption in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Oil sector, its expend ...

KRP releases reform report for government institutions
NRT - 2017-02-15 13:31

KRG’ Prime Minister Congratulates Vian Dakhil
Waar Media - 2017-02-15 12:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani congratulated Vian Dakhil Iraqi Parliamentarian over receiving the Lantos Foundation 2016 Human Rights Prize. During a ceremony February 8, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. ...

Suicide bomber kills five outside government office in Pakistan
Reuters - 2017-02-15 11:55
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a government office in Pakistan on Wednesday, killing five people, the army said, the latest attack in a new surge in militant violence. ...

Germany raids apartments of four Turkish imams suspected of spying
Reuters - 2017-02-15 10:55
BERLIN (Reuters) - German police on Wednesday raided the apartments of four imams suspected of conducting espionage on behalf of the Turkish government against followers of U.S.-based cleric Fetullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of organizing a failed coup la ...

Syrian Kurds 'not expecting much' from Astana talks
KurdPress - 2017-02-15 09:19
Syrian Kurds do not expect any breakthrough from the intra-Syrian talks in Astana, chairman of the Kobani provincial government Anwar Muslim told Sputnik on Tuesday. ...

Eight dead after Xinjiang knife attack, government says
BBC - 2017-02-15 08:53
A statement posted on the local government website called the attackers, who were shot dead, "thugs". ...

Knife-wielding attackers kill five in China's Xinjiang: govt
Reuters - 2017-02-15 01:49
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Three knife-wielding attackers have killed five people and injured five others in China's far western region of Xinjiang before police killed the "thugs", a regional government said. ...

KRG Responds to Dana Gas, Reacts to Curt Ruling
BAS News - 2017-02-15 01:15
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) has responded to public statements by Dana Gas, saying it quotes selectively from the partial award and create an impression that is materially misleading and incomplete. On 13 February 2017, the Kurdistan ...

Kurdish-led SDF Aims at Fully Freeing Raqqa
BAS News - 2017-02-15 00:51
LEEDS — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are planning to fully liberate the city of Raqqa in the near future, the chairman of the Kobani provincial government, Anwar Muslim told Sputnik on Tuesday. "We are carrying out a successful offensiv ...

Russian jets pound Deraa city after rebel gains
Reuters - 2017-02-14 23:19
AMMAN (Reuters) - Russian jets pounded rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Deraa on Tuesday for a second day as Syrian government troops fought with rebels near a strategic border crossing with Jordan, rebels and witnesses said. ...

Kurdish government reclaims 500k square metres of public land
Rûdaw - 2017-02-14 22:29
'We knew the process would not be easy and will face many difficulties' ...

Sinjar to Be Reconstructed for Aboriginals Not "Outsiders": Official
BAS News - 2017-02-14 18:52
So far only 9,000 IDP families have returned to Sinjar ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has plans to reconstruct the devastated town of Sinjar for the aboriginal people not "outsiders", said Sinjar mayor. So far "good steps" for reconstructing ...

PUK to Meet KDP after Concluding Discussions with Gorran
BAS News - 2017-02-14 18:52
Issues pertaining to government, parliament and Erbil-Baghdad relations will be discussed ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), two major political parties in Kurdistan Region, will be meeting to continue ta ...

Five journalism organizations urge KRG to lift ban on NRT’s coverage of government
NRT - 2017-02-14 17:37

Kazakhstan: Delegations of Iran, Syrian government, UN arrive in Astana for Syria talks
Waar Media - 2017-02-14 17:25
WAAR-DUHOK: The delegations of Iran, the Syrian government and the UN have arrived in Astana for a meeting on Syria, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Anuar Zhainakov, told press on Tuesday. “At this point, I can confirm that representatives of th ...

HRW: Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in Aleppo
NRT - 2017-02-14 16:28

ISIS to take revenge on Spain
Waar Media - 2017-02-14 13:59
WAAR-DUHOK: Spain’s government has warned against the threats amid the latest signs that the terror group has encouraged sympathizers to launch attacks. ISIS has reportedly vowed to take revenge on Spain after anti-terror police arrested dozens of suspec ...

First IS Tank Attack Documented In Northern Iraq
BAS News - 2017-02-13 23:42
LEEDS — Islamic State (IS) militants used tanks in an attack against the government-backed Shi'ite militia Hashd al-Shaabi in northern Iraq near the border with Syria on Monday, the Hashd al-Shaabi said. The attack is believed to be the first one in whic ...

Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in Aleppo: rights group
Reuters - 2017-02-13 23:25
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in opposition-controlled parts of Aleppo during battles to retake the city late last year, Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Monday. ...

Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in Aleppo, HRW says
NRT - 2017-02-13 23:19

The United Kingdom reaffirms its support to the Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Barzani expressed his appreciation to the people and government of the United Kingdom for supporting the Region in the fight against terror.
Kurdistan Regional Government - 2017-02-13 21:18

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Calls for Protection of Judicial Authorities
BAS News - 2017-02-13 20:51
Unauthorized people must be disarmed, said al-Jabouri BAGHDAD — Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri on Monday urged the government and security forces to protect the judicial authorities against violent actions. In a press conference in Baghdad, Ja ...

Romanians protest against government for 13th consecutive night
NRT - 2017-02-13 17:52

Over 30 Senior Posts Withheld from Kurds in Iraqi Government
BAS News - 2017-02-13 16:42
This prevents Kurds from playing a significant role in Baghdad, a Kurdish MP says ERBIL— There are more than 30 senior positions for Kurds in Baghdad which are either suspended or filled by proxies, according to a Kurdish lawmaker.Speaking to BasNews on ...

Syrian government is ready for prisoner swap with rebels: state TV
Reuters - 2017-02-13 09:56
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government is prepared to swap prisoners in its jails for people "kidnapped by terrorist groups", state television reported on Monday, citing an official source. ...

Myanmar to probe police over allegations of crimes against Rohingya
Reuters - 2017-02-13 07:34
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar is to investigate whether police have committed abuses against Rohingya Muslims, the government has said, after officials promised that allegations of atrocities against members of the Muslim minority would be looked into. ...

Walk of shame: Sweden’s “first feminist government” don hijabs in Iran
Rojikurd - 2017-02-13 00:03
Trade minister Ann Linde and other members of Sweden’s “first feminist government in the world” walked past Iranian President Rouhani yesterday as they covered their hair in compliance with Iran’s compulsory hijab law, despite Stockholm’s promise to promo ...

Irish PM's party trails by 11 points ahead of no confidence vote
Reuters - 2017-02-12 13:28
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny's party fell 11 percentage points behind its main rival, a poll showed on Sunday, ahead of a proposed no confidence motion over his minority government's handling of a policing controversy. ...

Prime Minister Barzani and UK Secretary for Defense discuss military cooperation
Waar Media - 2017-02-12 09:44
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Michael Fallon United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Defense, they discussed Mosul offensive, post ISIS governance, KRG and UK military cooperation. The post Prime Mini ...

Russia mediating talks between Damascus and Syrian Kurds: Lavrov
KurdPress - 2017-02-12 08:14
Russia has been mediating talks between the Syrian government and representatives of the Syrian Kurds, including the leaders of People's Protection Units (YPG), said Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov in an interview with the Russian newspa ...

PYD delegation meets with Syrian representatives, blame Turkish-led operations
KurdPress - 2017-02-12 08:14
Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Saturday met with representatives from the Syrian government, agreeing to raise Syrian flags in several Kurdish areas. ...

Rockets Fired at Baghdad’s Green Zone
BAS News - 2017-02-12 03:08
BAGHDAD — Several rockets on Saturday were fired at the Green Zone in Baghdad where is home to foreign diplomatic envoys and top government buildings. According to media reports, the rockets, one of which was landed in the Green Zone, were fired from Zra ...

UK Government backtracks on promise to welcome 3000 child refugees
Orient News - 2017-02-12 02:02

UK Defense Minister Arrived in Erbil
Waar Media - 2017-02-12 00:31
WAAR-DUHOK: United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Defense, Michael Fallon, landed on Erbil International Airport Saturday evening to meet with the top Kurdish officials. Fallon was received by Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Interior Minister Karim ...

Brazil police refuse to end week-long strike in state plagued by murders
Reuters - 2017-02-11 16:25
VITORIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Police in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo did not return to work on Saturday, despite the government announcing hours earlier a deal had been struck with officers to end a week-long strike that has led to a sharp increase ...

Russia Mediating Talks Between State and Kurds in Syria
BAS News - 2017-02-11 15:14
Thus far, four rounds of negotiations between the two sides have taken place, Lavrov says ISTANBUL — Russia has been mediating talks between the Syrian government and representatives of the Syrian Kurds, including the leaders of People's Protection Units ...

Government Forces Physically Cut Off Last ISIS Supply Line To Al-Bab
Waar Media - 2017-02-11 13:53
WAAR-DUHOK: Syrian government forces have cut off the retreat path from the city of al-Bab near the Turkish border for terrorists from the Islamic State (ISIS). “It is very important that yesterday [Thursday] the army took control of the Ayn Alloushye he ...

Kazakhstan says delegations of Syrian government, rebels invited to Astana meetings
Reuters - 2017-02-11 13:22
ALMATY (Reuters) - Delegations from the Syrian government and rebels along with U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura have been invited to attend meetings on the Syria crisis in Kazakhstan's capital of Astana on February 15-16, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry s ...

UK to close Iraq war abuse unit, citing false claims
Reuters - 2017-02-11 10:18
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government has said it will shut down a unit investigating claims of torture and unlawful killing by British soldiers in Iraq after a law firm representing alleged victims was found to have made false claims. ...

Brazil police reach accord to end strike in Vitoria
BBC - 2017-02-11 02:22
Police in the state of Espirito Santo reach a deal with the state government after a week on strike. ...

Brazil threatens striking police with prosecution as death toll tops 120
Reuters - 2017-02-10 17:37
VITORIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Authorities in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo threatened striking police officers with criminal charges on Friday as the federal government sent in more troops in a bid to end a week of violent anarchy that has left more ...

Russia halted Syrian army, rebel clash in northern Syria: sources
Reuters - 2017-02-10 13:04
BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Russia intervened to halt a clash between Syrian government forces and Turkey-backed Syrian rebels in northern Syria, sources on both sides said on Friday, the first confrontation between them as both sides fight Islamic State ...

$95m Snow Sports Resort in Kurdistan Launched
Waar Media - 2017-02-10 12:55
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq is not currently the obvious choice for a ski holiday but the Korek Mountain Resort in Kurdistan is hoping to change that. The $95m resort in Kurdistan Region threw a pre-launch party as part of the government’s plan to make the region a ...

Kurdish towns reconcile with Syrian government in Aleppo
Almasdarnews - 2017-02-10 01:04

Russia Promoting Syrian Government-Kurds Dialogue Establishment
Sputnik - 2017-02-09 22:55

Peshmerga Deserve All Sorts of Support: German Consul
BAS News - 2017-02-09 17:53
Christian Walter says Peshmerga are fighting for freedom, democracy and humanity ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and people of Kurdistan Region should be proud of Peshmerga and the security in Kurdistan, said Christian Walter, Consul General ...

More than 700 stage anti-government protest in Nigerian capital
Reuters - 2017-02-09 17:00
ABUJA (Reuters) - More than 700 people took to the streets in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Thursday to protest against the government's economic policy in a sign of mounting public anger in the oil producer grappling with recession. ...

Party, government officials participate in Erbil ceremony celebrated Islamic Republic Revolution anniversary
KurdPress - 2017-02-09 12:50
Governmental and party officials participated in a ceremony on Wednesday in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region, that celebrated the 38th anniversary of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Revolution. ...

Turkey asks Iraq to take ‘concrete’ steps against PKK
KurdPress - 2017-02-09 12:50
Turkish ambassador to Baghdad has said that his wants the central Iraqi government to take concrete steps against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) presence in the Sinjar, northern Iraq. ...

Turkish ambassador renews call for PKK to leave Shingal
Rûdaw - 2017-02-09 10:23
"This is a process that will require the involvement of the Iraqi Kurdish Government," ...

Kurdish parties to discuss independence with Baghdad: official
KurdPress - 2017-02-09 09:42
The media chief of Kurdistan Region Parliament, Tariq Jewhar, stated that Kurdish parties in the region are to hold extensive talks with the Iraqi federal government over the independence of the Kurdish region in the north of Iraq. ...

Yemen keeps counter-terrorism operations with U.S. despite raid
Reuters - 2017-02-09 00:23
WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen said on Wednesday it had not suspended counter-terrorism operations with the U.S. government, despite controversy over a U.S. commando raid on al Qaeda militants in which several civilians were also killed. ...

Turkish Government Detains Hdp Deputy Leyla Zana
Rojikurd - 2017-02-09 00:07
The Turkish government detained high-profile Kurdish MP for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Leyla Zana on Wednesday (February 8), as part of Turkey’s ongoing crackdown on Kurdish officials. Zana was brought into custody and taken to a detention center ...

IS Burns 10 Civilians to Death
BAS News - 2017-02-08 21:09
The extremist group has also executed seven of its own militants MOSUL — Islamic State (IS) on Wednesday burned 10 civilians to death in Mosul after accusing them of cooperating with the Iraqi government forces. Iraqi officer Khalid Jwari told reporters ...

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