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Canada opposition picks young social conservative to take on Trudeau

Reuters - 2017-05-28 04:53
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's official opposition Conservatives on Saturday chose a little-known, 38-year-old leader to fight a 2019 election against Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau but only after a fierce contest that revealed internal divisions. ...

UK PM May's lead narrows after Manchester attack - new polls show

Reuters - 2017-05-27 20:29
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's lead over the opposition Labour Party has narrowed ahead of a June 8 election but she is still on course to win comfortably, according to two opinion polls carried out since the Manchester suicide at ...

UK's opposition leader says PM May's police cuts increased terrorism risk

Reuters - 2017-05-25 23:37
LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party will criticize Prime Minister Theresa May's police cuts and Britain's foreign policy on Friday, saying they increased the threat of terrorism, ending a political truce after the Manchester ...

Crisis due Barzani’s refusal to step down: academic

KurdPress - 2017-05-25 10:17
A professor from the American University of Tennessee, Michael Gunter said on Wednesday, May 24, that Massoud Barzani’s opposition to step down from his position as Kurdistan Region President has resulted in the continued political crisis in the region. ...

Kurdish Opposition Member Dies at PYD's Court in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-05-24 17:21
ERBIL— A member of the KDP-S( Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria) died in Afrin, Syria, on Wednesday while he was being tried in a court of the ruling party, PYD (Democratic Union Party), Kurdistan 24 news channel reported. Mohammed Hassan Saydo, 80, wa ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – May 21, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-05-23 08:58
Gorran has no plans to unify with PUK after death of founder Sulaimani: The opposition Change Movement or Gorran, whose influential leader Nawshirwan Mustafa passed away on Friday, has no plans to reunify with the parent party Patriotic Union of Kurdista ...

KDP says relations with Gorran not cut off but political issues exist

E-Kurd - 2017-05-23 08:58
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Relations between the opposition Change Movement (Gorran) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) are not cut off completely, but political problems do exist, a KDP member said. KDP member and Kurdistan Parliament ...

Gorran has no plans to unify with PUK after death of founder

KurdPress - 2017-05-22 09:51
The opposition Change Movement or Gorran, whose influential leader Nawshirwan Mustafa passed away on Friday, has no plans to reunify with the parent party Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), a senior Gorran official told Rudaw Saturday. ...

Irreconcilable visions

BBC - 2017-05-22 03:02
With the opposition and the government at loggerheads, the crisis in Venezuela looks set to get worse. ...

Fate of Three KDP-S Leaders Abducted by PKK in Rojava Unknown

BAS News - 2017-05-21 10:49
PYD, a PKK affiliate, continues to crack down on opposition parties ERBIL — The fate of three members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S) politburo, who have been abducted by the Democratic Union Party (PYD), remains unknown. Torin Shamdin ...

Polls show UK's Conservatives losing ground as policies set out

Reuters - 2017-05-21 01:39
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's lead in the opinion polls has narrowed after her Conservatives and the Labour opposition published their policy plans this week, with one survey showing the gap between the two parties halving to ...

Turkey targets opposition newspaper over suspected coup links

Reuters - 2017-05-19 13:40
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for the owner and three employees of an opposition newspaper, a police source and the paper said on Friday, part of a continuing media crackdown that has alarmed rights groups and Turkey ...

PYD Forces Prevent Interment of Opposition Member

BAS News - 2017-05-18 15:28
The removed Kurdistan flag from his coffin ERBIL— An armed force affiliated with the PYD (Democratic Union Party) in Afrin of Syria did not allow for the burial of an opposition party member and took Kurdistan flag away from his coffin, an eyewitness sai ...

The US joins the Turkey-PKK fight in northern Syria

International Crisis Group - 2017-05-13 02:13
Directly arming one mainly Kurdish faction in Syria makes U.S. partly responsible for the fate of Syria’s Kurds. Given Ankara’s bitter opposition to the group, Washington should push its Kurdish partner to focus on regional autonomy in Syria, not its ins ...

Iraqi PM shows no opposition to Kurdistan independence referendum

Waar Media - 2017-05-12 17:26
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will not pose any obstacles to the process of referendum on Kurdistan Region independence, said a Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament. Following a meeting with Abadi on Thursday, MP Ardalan Nouralld ...

UK's opposition Labour leader Corbyn says he is not a pacifist

Reuters - 2017-05-12 14:23
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday he was not a pacifist and accepted that military action was sometimes necessary, as he sought to bolster his foreign policy credentials ahead of next month's election ...

Abadi Shows No Opposition to Kurdistan Independence Referendum: MP

BAS News - 2017-05-12 00:49
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will not pose any obstacles to the process of referendum on Kurdistan Region independence, said a Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament. Following a meeting with Abadi on Thursday, MP Ardalan Nouralldin ...

U.S. To Arm Kurds In Syria, Despite Turkish Opposition

The Kurdish Project - 2017-05-10 04:02
The following article was originally published in NPR on May 9, 2017. In an effort to retake ISIS’ last major stronghold, President Trump has approved arming Kurdish forces in Syria despite opposition from Turkey. The U.S. will supply the Kurdish element ...

Syria’s High Negotiations Committee to Meet in Saudi Arabia on May 12

BAS News - 2017-05-10 01:03
ISTANBUL — The delegation of the Syrian opposition High Negotiations Committee to the sixth round of the intra-Syria peace talks in Geneva will be chosen during their meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on May 12-13. The list of negotiators for the UN-broker ...

White House approves arms for Kurdish YPG fighters: U.S. official

Reuters - 2017-05-09 20:16
(Reuters) - Despite fierce opposition from NATO ally Turkey, the White House has approved supplying arms to Kurdish YPG fighters to support an operation to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday. ...

Next Round of Geneva Peace Talks on Syria to be Held on May 16

BAS News - 2017-05-09 17:34
ISTANBUL — The sixth round of peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition will be held on May 16, announced Staffan de Mistura, the UN envoy for Syria. The firth round of Gevena peace talks took place in late March, followed by the Turkey, R ...

Syria peace talks to continue in Geneva 16 May-UN Envoy for Syria

Waar Media - 2017-05-09 16:01
WAAR-DUHOK: The talks between representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition will be resumed in Geneva on May 16, according to a statement released by the office of the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. “Special Envoy Staffan de ...

Iran Reiterates Opposition to Kurdistan's Independence

BAS News - 2017-05-07 22:21
ERBIL — Islamic Republic of Iran has once again opposed the independence of Kurdistan Region from Iraq, saying Tehran favors the unity of the country. “Iran will definitely stand against any move to weaken and disintegrate the regional countries,” head o ...

Syrian opposition leader criticizes de-escalation deal

KurdPress - 2017-05-07 13:34
The Russian-led deal to create de-escalation zones in the major areas of conflict in western Syria would have no benefit to the Syrian opposition, the Head of the Syrian opposition delegation to Geneva 3 talks said on Saturday, May 6. ...

Trump advisor meets with key critic of Venezuela's Maduro

Reuters - 2017-05-06 20:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's national security advisor met on Friday with the president of Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly and they agreed the political crisis in Caracas should be brought to a quick and peaceful concl ...

New Safe Zone in Syria Closed to US-led Coalition Jets: Russia

BAS News - 2017-05-05 20:28
ISTANBUL — The signing of the agreement to establish four safe zones in Syria during the fourth round of Astana peace talks on Thursday renders the engagement between the Syrian government forces and the opposition's forces impermissible in such zones. T ...

Syrian rebels reject Russia's proposal for safe zones

Reuters - 2017-05-04 18:04
ASTANA (Reuters) - Syria's armed opposition on Thursday rejected a Russian plan to create safe zones in Syria, calling it a threat to the country's territorial integrity, and said it would also not recognise Iran as a guarantor of any ceasefire plan. ...

Syrian armed opposition returns to peace talks in Astana: RIA

Reuters - 2017-05-04 12:17
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A delegation representing the Syrian armed opposition returned to peace talks being held in Kazakhstan on Thursday a day after it said it had suspended its participation, the RIA news agency reported. ...

Syrian armed opposition to return to Astana peace talks: RIA

Reuters - 2017-05-04 07:55
ASTANA (Reuters) - The Syrian armed opposition will return on Thursday to the talks on settling the Syrian conflict which are being held in the Kazakh capital Astana, RIA news agency quoted a source close to the negotiations as saying. ...

Syrian armed opposition suspends participation in Astana peace talks

Reuters - 2017-05-03 13:04
ASTANA (Reuters) - The Syrian armed opposition said on Wednesday it had suspended its participation in the talks on settling the Syrian crisis being held in the Kazakh capital Astana, demanding an end to government bombardment of the areas under its contr ...

Syrien-Gespräche: Bewaffnete Opposition bereits vor Ort – Astana

Sputnik - 2017-05-03 03:46
Eine Delegation der bewaffneten syrischen Opposition mit Mohammed Alloush an der Spitze ist zur Teilnahme an erneuten Syrien-Gesprächen in Astana eingetroffen. Dies teilte am Dienstag der Sprecher des kasachischen Außenministeriums Anuar Schajnakow mit. ...

KRG on Iran’s Opposition to Referendum: It’s Internal Issue

BAS News - 2017-05-02 23:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) on Tuesday expressed concern over Iran’s position on an imminent independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region, saying secession is an internal issue which does not need foreign interfere ...

Vier Zonen in Syrien: Opposition lüftet neuen russischen Vorstoß

Sputnik - 2017-05-02 03:28
Russland hat vorgeschlagen, in Syrien insgesamt vier Zonen zum Spannungsabbau einzurichten. Wie eine anonyme Quelle in der syrischen Opposition am Montag gegenüber RIA Novosti mitteilte, sollen diese Zonen in der Provinz Idlib, nördlich der Stadt Homs, in ...

Turkey needs to listen to Selahattin Demirtas: CHP lawmaker

KurdPress - 2017-05-01 10:02
Turkey main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Tuncay Ozkan has said Turkey needs to listen to what jailed co-chair of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas says, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

CHP’s lawmaker: Turkey needs to listen to what jailed HDP co-chair says

Waar Media - 2017-04-30 18:54
WAAR-DUHOK: Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Tuncay Özkan has said Turkey needs to listen to what jailed co-chair of the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş says, after he paid a visit to the ...
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