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Iran exports more than one billion dollars goods to Iraq: governor
KurdPress - 2017-03-28 08:28
The governor of Iranian western city of Qasr-e-Shirin, Faramarz Akbari, stated on Monday that in the past year (ended March 20) totally one billion and 28 million dollars of goods have been exported from Parviz Khan and Khosravi border terminals to Iraq. ...

HPG: Turkish military operation and clashes in Çarçela continue
ANF/English - 2017-03-27 18:10
As the operation the Turkish army launched in Çarçela on March 25 continues, two soldiers were killed as result of actions by guerrillas. ...

Êzidîs reach Brussels, call on Europe to recognize Shengal's status
ANF/English - 2017-03-27 18:10
Participants of the “Status for Shengal” march launched from Dusseldorf have reached Brussels where they called on European authorities to act for Shengal and ensure the withdrawal of the gangs attacking the Êzidî land. ...

Turkish Foreign Ministry summons Swiss ambassador over PKK rally in Bern
KurdPress - 2017-03-27 14:05
The Turkish Foreign Ministry on March 26 summoned Switzerland’s ambassador to Ankara to express its reaction over a Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) rally targeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Swiss capital Bern. ...

Turkish claims on Iran are baseless: Foreign Ministry spokesman
KurdPress - 2017-03-27 14:05
The Iranian Foreign Ministry on March 26 called recent remarks by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as “baseless and meddlesome,” stating that Ankara is playing a blame game to justify its expansionist polices, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

Head of PUK Information Agency Lahur Talabani Kidnaps a Muslim Cleric in Sulaymaniyah
BAS News - 2017-03-27 12:31
ERBIL — Siddiq Omar Mustafa, a Kurdish Islamic cleric was kidnapped in Hajiawa sub district in Sulaymaniyah province on March 19 by a number of armed men belonging to Lahur Jangi Talabani, the head of the Information Agency of the Patriotic Union of Kurd ...

Broadcast ban on the execution of Kemal Kurkut at Amed Newroz
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 22:34
A broadcast ban was imposed on the execution by police of Kurdish university student Kemal Kurkut before the beginning of Newroz celebration in Amed on March 21. ...

Êzidîs for Shengal continue their march to Brussels on day 7
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 14:21
The march Êzidîs in Europe started from Dusseldorf to the Brussels in order to protest the AKP/KDP gangs' attacks on Shengal and demand status for the Êzidî people continues in its 7th day. ...

15 people jailed in Van's Çaldıran district
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 14:21
Out of the 37 people detained in Van's Çaldıran district on 21 March, 15 have been jailed. ...

Belarus protesters defy ban to march against 'parasite tax'
BBC - 2017-03-25 17:56
Police arrest activists and journalists during protests against a levy on the under-employed. ...

ISIS claims deadly attack on Russian base in Chechnya Orient Net - Newsweek ISIS claimed on Friday (March 24) an attack in Russia’s North Caucasus region of Chechnya ..
Orient News - 2017-03-25 02:01

Battles for Mosul and Raqqa: Challenges and comparisons
Seth Frantzman - 2017-03-24 19:39
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN On March 22nd US forces helped transport elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces across lake Assad behind ISIS lines. Coming ashore around 30 kilometers from Raqqa, […] ...

[IN PICTURES]: Israeli Kurds Celebrate Newroz with Kurdish Costumes
BAS News - 2017-03-24 15:40
ERBIL — The Jewish Kurds in Israel organized different activities to celebrate Nawroz on March 21st which marks the Kurdish New Year. The pictures of Kurds on Nawroz in Israel show how the Jewish Kurds, along with all other Kurds in the world, celebrated ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 22, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
Hundreds of displaced families return to their homes south of Kirkuk Kirkuk: Hundreds of displaced families have returned to their homes in the south of Kirkuk early on Wednesday. Head of Peshmerga Frontlines for the south of Kirkuk, Wasta Rasul, told NR ...

Erdogan calls on Europe to respect human rights, democracy Orient Net Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday (March 22) that Europeans across the world would ..
Orient News - 2017-03-23 02:04

Delegation of the Kurdish National Council received at the White House
KNC Geneva - 2017-03-22 20:17
On March 6th 2017, the last day of its visit to Washington D.C., the delegation of the Kurdish National Council (KNC), has been received at the White House. Joel Rayburn, senior director for Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon of the White House National Securi ...

UNAMI Condemns Monday's Terrorist Attack in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-03-21 20:24
BAGHDAD — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the “cowardly” terrorist bombing in Baghdad’s southwestern al-Amil district on Monday, 20th of March, in which scores of civilians were re ...

Nawroz as Celebrated By Kurds
BAS News - 2017-03-21 09:56
Every year on 21st of March, Kurds around the world celebrate their New Year which starts with Spring when the nature starts reviving. For thousands of years, the beginning of the Kurdish New Year has been associated with joy, dancing, family gatherings, ...

UK to begin Brexit process on March 29 Orient Net - AA The UK will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on March 29 -- marking ..
Orient News - 2017-03-21 02:04

Taiwan’s Ex-Presidents: A Carousel of Legal Problems
Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-03-21 00:15
On March 14, the former president of Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou, was charged with leaking classified information related to a wiretapping case. This indictment is not the first—or even second—time that a former president of the country has experienced legal tr ...

Barzani: Kurdish Nation Should gets their Sovereignty
Waar Media - 2017-03-20 18:57
WAAR-DUHOK: In a Nawroz message on the eve of the Kurdish New Year on Monday Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said that Nawroz is for the Kurds the symbol of the demise of the enemy and start of a new life. Barzani said that the month of March w ...

UK PM May to trigger Brexit on March 29, says spokesman
NRT - 2017-03-20 14:54

Britain to formally trigger process to leave EU on March 29
Waar Media - 2017-03-20 14:31
WAAR-DUHOK: Britain’s government will begin the process of leaving the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on the two years in which to complete the most important negotiation for a generation. Britain’s ambassador to the 28-nation EU, Tim Bar ...

Inauguration of office in Berlin to support the Kurdish National Council’s diplomatic interests
KNC Geneva - 2017-03-20 14:00
On March 8, 2017, a new office as part of the project “Beyond Geneva-III – support for the Kurdish National Council in Syria”, funded by the German Foreign Ministry and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), has been opened in central Berlin. The off ...

US Secretary of State, Turkish FM talk on phone: sources
KurdPress - 2017-03-20 09:35
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu have talked on the phone, diplomatic sources told state-run Anadolu Agency on March 19. ...

Russia ‘can’t satisfy’ Erdogan’s ambitions on Kurdish issue
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
MOSCOW,— On March 10, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Moscow. This was Erdogan’s second visit after the normalization of relations between the two countries. During the Friday meeting, the leaders discussed bilateral cooperation and the si ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 15, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
KDP deploys Peshmerga forces around PKK-held Qandil region Erbil: Iraqi Kurdistan’s KDP is deploying forces on the line of contact with the Qandil region held by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Reports of KDP’s preparations for a battle against the P ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 16, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
Iraqi Kurds mark the 29th anniversary of the chemical weapons attack on Halabja Halabja: Iraqi Kurds Thursday (March 16) mark the 29th anniversary of the chemical weapons attack on the Kurdish city of Halabja in which five thousand people were killed and ...

HRW says Iraqi Kurdistan arrests 32 at peaceful protest against KDP
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) security forces belonging to Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP and local police detained 32 unarmed protesters in Erbil on March 4, 2017, at a peaceful demonstration against ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 18, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
Roadside bomb wounds four Peshmerga militants near ethnically mixed Tuz Khurmatu Tuz Khurmatu: Four Peshmerga fighters on board a military vehicle were wounded after a roadside bomb blew up at Khurmatu frontline on Saturday, a Peshmerga commander told NR ...

Opposition fighters liberate ISIS-occupied town in Daraa Orient Net Opposition fighters liberated on Saturday (March 18) Tal Aashtara town west of Daraa city after ..
Orient News - 2017-03-19 02:06

Statue of Dragon by Kurdish Artist Khusraw Jaf Uncovered in Erbil on Saturday, March 18
BAS News - 2017-03-18 12:51
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Gorran leader’s wife passes away
KurdPress - 2017-03-18 11:19
Shoe’leh Ali, the wife of Change Movement (Gorran) Leader, Nawshirwan Mustafa, passed away on Friday March 17 in Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region. ...

Alevis: Shengal attacks are the continuation of the 73th Edict
ANHA - 2017-03-18 10:22
AFRIN – The Alevis living in the Afrin Canton regarded the attacks of the AKP-KDP gangs against Shengal as a continuation of the 73rd Edict. The AKP-KDP gangs attacked the town of Khanasor in Shengal on 3 March, and this attack was condemned by the people ...

The Moroccan King Dismisses an Islamist Prime Minister
Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-03-18 06:17
On Wednesday, March 15, the King of Morocco, Mohamed VI, dismissed Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane of the leading legal Islamist party, the Justice and Development Party (PJD) from his post. The dismissal comes after five months of stalled talks on th ...

UN chief calls to disarm Hezbollah, end its involvement in Syria Orient Net United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres demanded on Thursday (March 16) the need to disarm the ..
Orient News - 2017-03-18 02:01

41 NGOs Urge Renewal of Mandate for Special Rapporteur on Iran
Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-03-18 02:00
On Thursday, March 16, Kurdistan Human Rights Network joined 40 human rights groups calling on the UN Human Rights Council to support the resolution to renew the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic ...

Rights group accuses KRG of detaining Shingal protesters without just cause
Rûdaw - 2017-03-17 21:47
Thirty-two were detained at a protest in Erbil on March 4 ...

Civilians flee as Baghdad militias close in on Mosul Orient Net Heavy rain slowed Baghdad militias battling ISIS terrorists on Thursday (March 16) around Mosul’s Old ..
Orient News - 2017-03-17 02:06

BCF Delivers Aid to Families of Halabja Chemical Attack Victims
BAS News - 2017-03-16 17:19
HALABJA — On the 29th anniversary of Halabja chemical attack on March 16, Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) distributed aid to over 2,500 families of Halabja. Soran Khalaf, head of BCF office in Sulaymaniyah province, told BasNews the foundation, in coope ...

New round of Syrian talks to be held in May: Russian official
KurdPress - 2017-03-16 13:04
The head of the Russian delegation at the peace talks on Syria in Kazakhstan, Alexander Lavrentyev, said on Wednesday, March 15, that delegations from Russia, Turkey and Iran have scheduled the next meeting for May. ...

UK report: Assad, Russia killed 814 medical personnel since 2011 Orient Net A new study published on Wednesday (March 15) by the British medical journal, The Lancet, ..
Orient News - 2017-03-16 02:03

Rojava Kurds Showcase Traditional Attire at Fashion Show
Waar Media - 2017-03-15 22:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Rojava Kurds hit the catwalk on March 10, 2017, to demonstrate traditional Kurdish attire during a fashion show. The show was sponsored by a local political party and featured 15 women and seven men modelling a range of traditional attire. Th ...

Syrian opposition to meet Russia, Iran and Turkey on March 16
Waar Media - 2017-03-15 12:42
WAAR-DUHOK: The Syrian armed opposition will hold a meeting with experts from the countries that act as the guarantors of the Syrian ceasefire (Russia, Iran and Turkey), Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Anuar Zhainakov, said on Wednesday. “As for ...

French blames Turkey comments on Nazism and fascism
KurdPress - 2017-03-14 13:05
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault blamed on Monday, March 13, remarks by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his mention of Nazism and fascism during a diplomatic row with the Netherlands. ...

A UN report refutes ethnic cleansing claims against SDF and YPG
ANHA - 2017-03-14 12:43
A UN Human Rights Council report released on March 10th refuted all claims about ethnic cleansing operations carried out by People Protection Units or Syrian Democratic Forces. ...

Halabja Youth Organize Fundraising Project for Chemical Victims
BAS News - 2017-03-14 11:55
ERBIL — A group of youth from Halabja city of Kurdistan Region has organized a fundraising project for the victims of the March 16 1988 chemical attack on the city. The project's name is "Language of Apples" which stands for the apple-like smell of the c ...

Netherlands will pay the price: Erdogan
KurdPress - 2017-03-13 14:10
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told on March 12 that Ankara would retaliate in the “harshest way” after Turkish ministers were barred from speaking in Rotterdam, Netherlands, in a row over campaigning among Turks living in the country, Hurriyet da ...

[PICTURES]: Two Kurdish Couples Encourage Love for Environment
BAS News - 2017-03-13 13:17
Two brides and grooms held a joint wedding party ERBIL — Two Kurdish brothers held a joint wedding ceremony on Saturday, and following the ceremony the brides and the grooms cleaned the hall to encourage protection for the environment. On March 11, two b ...

'Thank You Peshmerga' Marathon for Girls in Erbil on March 12
BAS News - 2017-03-13 10:26
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PYD Establishing New Canton in Manbij
BAS News - 2017-03-12 22:17
MANBIJ — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Sunday declared self-ruling administration in Manbij. A source close to PYD told BasNews that the party held a meeting on March 12th in Manbij to establish a self-ruling executive council and a ...

Thousands of people flee from the fight for western Mosul
Rûdaw - 2017-03-12 17:39
13,350 people were displaced on March 3 alone ...

Kurdish security forces discover IS hideaway
KurdPress - 2017-03-12 12:22
Kurdish security forces in Kurdistan Region announced on Saturday, March 11, that they found a plastic dwelling suspected to be hideaway belonging to Islamic State (IS) militants in the area of Bazian, west of the city of Sulaimani. ...

Netherlands cancels flight permit for Turkish FM
KurdPress - 2017-03-12 08:32
The Netherlands has canceled a flight clearance for Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on March 11. ...

Kazakhstan’s foreign ministry: Astana ready to host talks on Syria on March 14-15
Waar Media - 2017-03-11 22:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry continues preparations for hosting international talks on Syria on the pre-scheduled dates, the ministry’s spokesperson Anuar Jainakov told press on Saturday. “We keep working to prepare the upcoming meeting sche ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 9, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
U.S. ambassador says Kurdistan, Iraq need to work on corruption and reduce bureaucracy Sulaimani: U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman said the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Iraqi government need to work on corruption and to reduce bureaucrac ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 10, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
Iraqi Kurdistan could come out of economic crisis after real reform, official says Sulaimani: Iraq’s Kurdistan Region could rise above the economic crisis after carrying out real reform, an official from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said on Fri ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 11, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
Shia National Alliance delegation in Kurdistan meets with Kurdish officials Erbil: A delegation from Iraq’s Shia National Alliance arrived in Erbil on Saturday and met with Massoud Barzani for talks on the agenda of an upcoming KRG delegation visit. The ...

Syrian rebels want Astana meeting delayed to assess ceasefire
Reuters - 2017-03-11 15:40
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebel groups called for the postponement of Russian-backed peace talks in Kazakhstan this month and said further meetings would depend on whether the government and its allies adhered to a newly declared March 7-20 ceasefire. ...

U.S. secretary of state, Iraqi oil minister meet in Washington
KurdPress - 2017-03-11 11:16
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaibi at the State Department on Friday, March 10. ...

Next intra-Syrian talks set for late March – UN envoy
United Nations - 2017-03-11 04:32
The next round of the United Nations-facilitated intra-Syrian talks is expected to convene on 23 March to discuss issues related to governance, constitution, elections and counter terrorism, the UN Special Envoy for Syria has said. ...

Fifth Round of Geneva Talks on Syria to Begin on March 23
BAS News - 2017-03-09 15:19
ISTANBUL — The fifth next round of talks between the Syrian government and the opposition groups are planned to take place in Geneva on March 23, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura announced, after a closed-door meeting of the UN S ...

Staffan de Mistura: New round of Syria talks set for March 23
Waar Media - 2017-03-09 10:23
WAAR-DUHOK: The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura plans to start the next round of talks between Damascus and the opposition on March 23. Talking to reporters after a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday he ...

Turkish soldier killed in clashes with PKK in Diyarbakir
KurdPress - 2017-03-09 08:55
One Turkish specialized sergeant was killed on March 8 during operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the Lice district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, Dogan News Agency has reported. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 5, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
Sulaimani International Airport halts flights after wrong aircraft landing Sulaimani: Sulaimani International Airport in Iraqi Kurdistan came to a temporary halt on Saturday after a Royal Jordanian Airlines plane landed facing the wrong direction. The pl ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 6, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
Fifth annual Sulaimani Forum to kick off on March 8 Sulaimani: The fifth annual Sulaimani Forum to kick off on Wednesday (March 8) at the American University of Iraq – Sulaimani (AUIS), Iraqi Kurdistan. The Sulaimani Forum, this year titled “Beyond Daesh ...

23 Kurdish female political prisoners held in Iranian prisons
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— According to the statistics of Hengaw website for human rights in the Iranian Kurdistan, 23 Kurdish women and girls are held in prisons in Iran. On March 8th, marking the International Women’s Day, the website rele ...

Iraqi PM arrives in Sulaimani to attend forum
KurdPress - 2017-03-08 16:03
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi arrived on Tuesday, March 7, in Sulaimani, where he is expected to attend the city’s fifth forum set to kick off on Wednesday. ...

23 Kurdish Female Political Prisoners Held in Iranian Prisons
BAS News - 2017-03-08 15:58
Two female inmates have been sentenced to life imprisonment ERBIL — According to the statistics of Hengaw website for human rights in the Iranian Kurdistan, 23 Kurdish women and girls are held in prisons in Iran. On March 8th, marking the International W ...

KRG Reiterates Utmost Efforts to Free Yezidi Women from IS
BAS News - 2017-03-08 15:58
KRG wishes a happy day to all the Kurdish women ERBIL — On March 8th, the International Women's Day, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Council of Ministers reiterated its continuous efforts to rescue the Yezidi women still held in Islamic State (IS) ca ...

Yezidi Women Demand the Rescue for Yezidi Abductees
BAS News - 2017-03-08 15:58
The Yezidi women at Khanke IDP camp staged a demonstration DUHOK — Hundreds of Yezidi women organized a demonstration in Duhok province, calling for the rescue of the Yezidi abductees from the extremists of the Islamic State (IS). On March 8th, marking t ...

Barzani High Values Role of Kurdish Women at 8 March
Waar Media - 2017-03-08 15:57
WAAR-DUHOK: On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani praises the sacrifices made by Kurdish women throughout history. Barzani specifically congratulated the International Women’s Day to the mothers, wives an ...

8th March celebrations begun in Cizîre
ANHA - 2017-03-08 15:57
With the participation of thousands of women, 8th March celebrations on International Women’s Day have been started in the Kibiz village in ad-Darbasiyah city in Cizîre canton. ...

Turkish lawyers demand prosecution of Assad pilot Orient Net A group of Turkish lawyers organized on Tuesday (March 7) a strike in front of ..
Orient News - 2017-03-08 02:06

Marking March 8, Barzani Values Role of Kurdish Women
BAS News - 2017-03-08 01:30
ERBIL — On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani praises the sacrifices made by Kurdish women throughout history. Barzani specifically congratulated the International Women’s Day to the mothers, wives and da ...

Delegation of the Kurdish National Council continues its talks in Washington D.C.
KNC Geneva - 2017-03-08 00:12
The delegation of the Kurdish National Council has continued its talks with representatives in the USA on the 2nd and 3rd of March. On March 2nd, the delegation first met with David Kinzler who serves as Middle East Staffer for Bob Corker, chairman of the ...

12-03-2016 Arab League labels Hezbollah terrorist organization CAIRO -- The Arab League labeled Shiite Hezbollah a terrorist organization at its meeting on Friday (March 11).
Xendan - 2017-03-07 20:38

Putin, Turkey to meet in Moscow: Kremlin
KurdPress - 2017-03-07 14:43
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are planned to discuss the Turkish Stream gas pipeline and the Akkuyu nuclear plant when they meet in Moscow on March 10, the Kremlin said on March 7, as reported by Reuters. ...

KRG Pays DNO for December 2016 Crude Oil Deliveries
BAS News - 2017-03-07 14:15
DNO confirmed the receipt of payment for December 2016 crude oil deliveries from KRG ERBIL — The Norwegian oil and gas operator, DNO ASA, confirmed on March 7 the receipt of $43.79 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) as a payment towards ...

Sulaimani Forum kicks off on March 8 with participation of several officials
NRT - 2017-03-07 07:46

Putin, Erdogan to discuss Russia-Turkey cooperation on Syria
Waar Media - 2017-03-06 15:30
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian and Turkish Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will discuss the prospects for cooperation between the two countries during the talks on March 10, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference on Monda ...

OPEC: Output cap agreement will produce results if Russia cuts oil production by 70-80%
Waar Media - 2017-03-06 12:47
WAAR-DUHOK: OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo and Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak will discuss the implementation of the agreement on crude output cap by Russian oil producers on March 6 in Houston, the cartel’s head told press. “I will m ...

Next rounds of Syria talks to be held in mid-March in Astana
KurdPress - 2017-03-06 10:29
Talks on Syrian crisis will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan Capital, on March 14, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov has said. ...

IS Director of Oil Affairs Killed in an Airstrike in West Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-06 10:17
He was targeted by a coalition air strike MOSUL — The Islamic State (IS) director of Oil Affairs in Nineveh was eliminated by the anti-IS global coalition air force in central Mosul late on Sunday. On March 5th, the coalition air force struck the IS lead ...

Merkel will meet Trump next week
Waar Media - 2017-03-05 15:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to hold her first meeting with US President Donald Trump in Washington on March 14, the White House confirmed, adding that a joint press conference was likely. While former US president Barack Obama had la ...

Netanyahu to Discuss Iran’s Plans for Syria With Putin in Moscow Thursday
Waar Media - 2017-03-05 13:10
WAAR-DUHOK: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he planned to travel to Moscow on March 9 to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Iran’s attempts to establish permanent presence in Syria, Israeli media reported. Kremlin spo ...

Seven YBS fighters killed in Shingal clashes
KurdPress - 2017-03-05 07:26
The Shingal Resistance Units (YBS) announced on Saturday, March 4, that seven of its fighters were killed as a result of clashes that broke out between rival Kurdish groups in northwestern Iraq. ...

Hezbollah-backed drug lord untouchable in Lebanon Orient Net BBC news published a report on Thursday (March 2) about hashish farming in Lebanon, featuring ..
Orient News - 2017-03-05 02:09

KDP-Turkey gangs preparing for another attack on Shengal
ANHA - 2017-03-04 18:25
SHENGAL – Turkish state-backed KDP gangs are preparing for a new attack in Shengal. Together with Turkish soldiers and MIT agents, the KDP gangs are attacking YBŞ-YJŞ forces in the town of Khanesor in Shengal since March 2nd. According to information rece ...

Geneva IV: Another round of talks in Geneva outlines way forward
Waar Media - 2017-03-04 17:17
WAAR-DUHOK: The fourth round of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva on February 23 – March 3 has outlined a way forward, and forecasts it will fail did not come true, Russia’s Ambassador to UN and other international organizations in Geneva Alexei Borodavkin sa ...

Kurdish autonomy in Syria via Russian hands? / Murad Yetkin
KurdPress - 2017-03-04 14:12
The Russian military announced on March 3 that Kurdish militants of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) have started to leave their positions around Manbij in northern Syria to forces loyal to the Bashar al-Assad regime. ...

Twelve treated for chemical weapons agents in Mosul since March 1: U.N.
Reuters - 2017-03-04 11:09
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Twelve people, including women and children, are being treated for possible exposure to chemical weapons agents in Mosul, where Islamic State is fighting off an offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces, the United Nations said on Saturday ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 1, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
Massoud Barzani meets with delegation from the Russian govt, Gazprom Neft Erbil: Massoud Barzani met with a delegation from the Russian government and the Gazprom Neft Company on Wednesday to discuss relations with Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. According to a ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 3, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
Senior Massoud Barzani advisor says PKK must leave Sinjar Erbil: The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) must withdraw from Sinjar if they do not seek trouble in the area, a senior advisor to Masoud Barzani said on Friday. Hemin Hawrami, a senior advisor and ...

Russia says Syrian regime troops deployed to Kurdish-controlled areas
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
MOSCOW,— Syrian troops have been deployed to the areas held by the Kurdish self-defense forces of Syrian Kurdistan on March 3, Sergei Rudskoi, Head of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operations Department, said on Friday. According to Rudskoi, Syrian ar ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 4, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
PUK’s Kosrat Rasul calls for immediate halt to Sinjar tension Sualiamani: PUK co-leader Kosrat Rasul, on Friday called for an immediate halt to the tension between Barzani’s Roj Peshmerga and the Yazidi Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) and warned against th ...

Kurdish parties say 'conspiracy' behind clashes in Sinjar
KurdPress - 2017-03-04 09:05
Three Kurdish political parties said on Friday, March 3, that there is a “conspiracy” behind clashes which erupted between Roj Peshmerga and the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) in Sinjar, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. ...

Syrian forces to take over Manbij: Russia
KurdPress - 2017-03-03 20:38
Syrian forces will take over Manbij, which has been under the control of Syrian Kurdish forces since its liberation from Islamic State (IS) jihadists, Russia stated on March 3, amid repeated calls from Turkey for Kurdish forces to leave the town. ...

Turkey says expects US to keep pledges on PKK/PYD withdrawal
KurdPress - 2017-03-03 17:19
Turkey says it expects Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD) forces in northern Syria to withdraw to the east bank of the Euphrates, Turkey’s Defense Minister Fikri Isik said on March 3. ...

Turkey will strike YPG unless it leaves Manbij: FM
KurdPress - 2017-03-03 13:10
Turkey will strike the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the military wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), if they do not withdraw from Manbij in northern Syria, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated on March 2, Hurriyet dail ...

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