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WATCH: ‘Kurds central for major battle in Mosul’

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 23:12
Owen Daniels, an Assistant Director for the Middle East Peace and Security Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center at Atlantic Council, during an interview with Kurdistan24, Washington, DC. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

VIDEO: ‘Baghdad, Erbil must reach written agreement post-IS’

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 23:12
Nabeel Khoury, a Nonresident Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council, during a live broadcast interview with Kurdistan24, Washington, DC, United States, Oct. 18, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

WATCH: ‘Kurds have to be part of solution in Middle East’

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 23:12
The Middle East Institute and the American Academy of Political and Social Science organized a panel where experts on issues in the region discussed the new US administration’s policies for the Middle East, Washington, DC, United States, Oct. 25, 2016. (P ...

New Sykes-Picot on the way in the Middle East

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
Ali Awni is a Member of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Leadership Council. He has been an active and well-known figure in the party. In an interview with K24, Awni said that the Peshmerga have become “a symbol of resistance in the battle against terrori ...

‘EU, US compromise with Turkey on human values’

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
The Turkish government, European Union (EU) and the United States (US) are not serious about working for peace and democracy in Turkey nor in tackling the Kurdish question in the Middle East, Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition co-leader told Kurdistan24 on T ...

Prime Minister Barzani discusses the situation of displaced people

KRG-Spain - 2017-06-24 00:07
Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Amin Awad, UNHCR Director for the Middle East and North Africa Bureau and Regional Refugee Coordinator, and his accompanying delegation. Mr. Amin commended the people and government of Iraqi Kurdistan in hosti ...

New Book Out: Comparative Kurdish Politics in the Middle East

Kurdish Studies Network - 2017-06-22 01:56
Tugdar, Emil Elif & Al, Serhun (eds) Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 ISBN: 978-3-319-53714-6 This edited volume introduces the political, social and economic intra-Kurdish dynamics in the Middle East by comparatively analyzing the main actors, their ideas, and p ...

The Looming Question of Kurdish Independence in Iraq

The Kurdish Project - 2017-06-21 21:50
The following article was originally published in Al Jazeera English. With the upsurge of sectarian violence and political chaos in the Middle East, one of the region’s most protracted conflicts has been brought to the fore: the Kurdish question. Earlier ...

Oil Markets Unmoved By Brewing Conflict In The Middle East

Waar Media - 2017-06-20 13:49
WAAR-DUHOK: The political standoff in the Middle East between Qatar and other powers in the Middle East enters its third week, and the conflict shows no signs of abating. On June 5, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Qatar ...

Iraqi PM Abadi heads to Saudi Arabia at start of MidEast tour

Waar Media - 2017-06-19 14:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi headed on Monday to Saudi Arabia, the first leg of a Middle East tour that will also include Iran and Kuwait, in a diplomatic effort to foster regional reconciliation, his office said. Abadi’s visit to Sa ...

Iraqi PM Begins Middle East Tour, Heads to Saudi Arabia

BAS News - 2017-06-19 11:59
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi headed to Saudi Arabia earlier today after his trip which was scheduled for Wednesday was postponed due to internal reasons. Iraq's PM Abadi headed on Monday to Saudi Arabia, as part of a Middle East tour that ...

Bayik: solutions will be discussed after al-Raqqa liberation

ANHA - 2017-06-15 00:13
Jamil Bayik said” Kurds have become a peace and war force in the Middle East, and the solution will be considered and discussed after al-Raqqa city liberation, since it is a crucial point to reach a democratic system in Syria, this system means the collap ...

Iran Unites as Tehran Struck by Middle East’s Proxy Wars

International Crisis Group - 2017-06-08 21:23
The 7 June attacks in Tehran struck at the symbolic heart of Iran’s revolutionary republic. In thisA, Ali Vaez, Senior Analyst for Iran, says the outrages show how the region’s proxy wars are now reaching far beyond the battlefield. ...

Female Circumcisions or Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-06-04 13:38
Circumcision is defined as cutting of female external genitalia which is carried out by traditional circumcisers. It is more common in South East Asia, Africa and some countries in the Middle East. The type of circumcision is different from one community ...

Reconciling Iraq's Hard Realities

International Crisis Group - 2017-06-02 00:30
In a Berlin speech to German and Dutch officers, diplomats and civilians, Crisis Group's Middle East and North Africa Program Director Joost Hiltermann argues that any attempt to help Iraqis piece their country back together again needs to take into acco ...

Russia and Egypt ‘Committed to Counter’ US-Saudi Policy in Mideast

Waar Media - 2017-05-31 17:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Egypt’s closer relations with Russia indicate that both nations are “committed to counter” the policies which Washington and Riyadh pursue in the Middle East, Syrian defense analyst Hasan Hasan told Sputnik Persian. “Egypt’s capabilities are ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – May 27, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-05-31 11:21
Massoud Barzani returns to Iraqi Kurdistan from Bulgaria Erbil: Massoud Barzani concluded a tour to Jordan and Bulgaria and arrived in Erbil International Airport on Friday afternoon. Barzani attended the World Economic Conference on the Middle East and ...

The Kurdish culture, ME’s cultures’ cradle

ANHA - 2017-05-29 17:13
BEIRUT- The administrative member in Art and Culture Movement in Cizîre canton Ruha Hussein said that the Kurdish art and culture are considered the cradle of the cultures in the Middle East, noting that the revolution is becoming more profound with the p ...

Barzani Returns to Kurdistan from Bulgaria

Waar Media - 2017-05-26 18:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani concluded a tour to Jordan and Bulgaria and arrived in Erbil International Airport on Friday afternoon. Barzani attended the World Economic Conference on the Middle East and North Africa May 19-21 in ...

Barzani Returns to Kurdistan from Bulgaria

BAS News - 2017-05-26 15:24
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani concluded a tour to Jordan and Bulgaria and arrived in Erbil International Airport on Friday afternoon. Barzani attended the World Economic Conference on the Middle East and North Africa May 19-21 in Amman ...

Iran accuses US of arming terrorists, spreading ‘Iranophobia’

Waar Media - 2017-05-22 17:00
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran accused the United States on Monday of selling arms to “dangerous terrorists” in the Middle East and of spreading “Iranophobia” to encourage Arab states to purchase arms, state TV reported. “Once again, by his repetitive and baseless cla ...

Trump hopes to revive peace process on first visit to Israel

Waar Media - 2017-05-22 17:00
WAAR-DUHOK: President Donald Trump opened his first visit to Israel Monday, a two-day stop aimed at testing the waters for jumpstarting the dormant Middle East peace process. Trump arrived in Israel from Saudi Arabia, where he basked in the lavish welcom ...

Barzani and Iraqi President Discuss Baghdad-Erbil Relations

BAS News - 2017-05-20 18:07
The leaders met in Amman on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa AMMAN — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi President Fuad Masoum met on Saturday in Amman, capital of Jordan, and discussed Baghdad ...

ABD Dışişleri Bakanlığı: YPG ile ilişkilerimiz geçici ve taktikseldir

ZERnews - 2017-05-19 10:14
ABD Dışişleri Bakan Yardımıcı Conathan Cohen yaptığı açıkalamadı "ABD'nin YPG ile ilişkisi geçici ve taktikseldir" dedi. Middle East Institute'de konuşan ABD'li yetkili "Biz YPG'ye hiç bir söz vermedik, bu mücadelede yer alıyorlar, çünkü bu mücadelede yer ...

Barzani to Meet Jordanian King Abdullah

Waar Media - 2017-05-18 16:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani travelled to Jordan on Thursday, May 18, to attend the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa and meet with King Abdullah for discussions over a number of topics. Kurdistan Region Pr ...

Amerîka: Pêwendiya me taktîkî ye

Peyama Kurd - 2017-05-18 15:55
Cîgirê Wezîrê Derve yê Amerîkayê Jonathan R. Cohen li Enstîtuya Rojhilata Navîn (Middle East Institute) axivî. Cohen di axaftina xwe de diyar kir: “Ji ber şert û mercên şer, bi YPGê re pêwendiyeke me heye. Çimkî li Sûrîyê di nav Hêzên Sûrîyeya Demokratîk ...

Barzani Arrives in Amman to Meet with King Abdullah

BAS News - 2017-05-18 14:53
He will also attend the World Economic Forum in Jordan AMMAN — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani arrived in Amman, capital of Jordan on Thursday to participate in the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa, which is slated to be ...

Barzani to Meet King Abdullah of Jordan

BAS News - 2017-05-18 11:39
He will also attend the World Economic Forum in Jordan ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani travelled to Jordan on Thursday, May 18, to attend the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa and meet with King Abdullah for discu ...

Iran’s politics polarized but full of dignity: Activist

KurdPress - 2017-05-18 08:10
An activist and Middle East expert says Iran’s presidential hopefuls have differences on various issues but they respect dignity based on the framework of the Islamic Republic, Press TV reported. ...

Pope Francis prays for Yazidis

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
VATICAN CITY,— Pope Francis called attention on Sunday to the plight of people affected by war and conflict in the Middle East as U.S.-backed forces close in on Islamic State militants in Iraq. “So many innocent people are being sorely tested, be they Ch ...

Rescuing Peace and Moderation in the Middle East

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
Chiman Salih | Exclusive to Ekurd.net On the eve of US president Donald Trump first visit to the Middle East I want to point out that the developments in the countries in the Middle East are unfolding rapidly, in some aspects what is happening is not pes ...

Pope Francis prays for Yazidis

Waar Media - 2017-05-15 14:46
WAAR-DUHOK: Pope Francis called attention on Sunday to the plight of people affected by war and conflict in the Middle East as U.S.-backed forces close in on Islamic State militants in Iraq. “So many innocent people are being sorely tested, be they Chris ...

230 Tourism Contracts Signed with Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-05-07 16:35
ERBIL — The Middle East Tourism Exhibition 2017 which took place in the capital of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq concluded with the signing of 230 contracts for future collaboration.The exhibition opened on Thursday, May 4, with the participation of the K ...

Reigning Experiences Gave Birth to Terrorism in Mideast: KDP Leader

BAS News - 2017-05-03 21:08
ERBIL— To overcome extremism and terrorism in the Middle East, which is the result of ruling experiences, the history should not be repeated by annexation of nations against their will, said a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)' Leadership Co ...

UK can no longer rely on U.S. leadership over Middle East: lawmakers

Reuters - 2017-05-02 01:35
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain can no longer rely on U.S. leadership on Middle East policy and must work more closely with Europe to ensure the Iran nuclear deal stays in place, among other policies, a committee of lawmakers said in a report on Tuesday. ...

Erbil Hosts "Largest" Tourism Expo of Mideast: Statement

BAS News - 2017-04-30 19:39
Four companies support the event ERBIL— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)'s Ministry of Municipalities and Tourism opens the "largest" tourism exhibition in the Middle East in May, according to a statement issued by the ministry on Sunday. Four private ...
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