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Iraq's political and religious delegation invites Pope Francis to visit Kurdistan - ROME REPORTS
Romereports - 2017-03-29 19:55

Abadi Under Pressure to Cut Ties with Erbil: MP
BAS News - 2017-03-29 16:40
ERBIL — Pressure is mounting on the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to suspend the relations with Kurdistan Region and alienate Kurds, said a Kurdish lawmaker in the Iraqi parliament. Without specifying, MP Othman Tahir told BasNews that a political ...

Saudi King says Syrian subjected to 'killing' urges U.N. based political deal
Reuters - 2017-03-29 13:08
AMMAN (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Wednesday his country supported a political settlement to the bloody six year conflict in Syria based on U.N. Security Council resolutions. ...

Political solution in Syria crucial to fighting terrorism - Guterres
Orient News - 2017-03-29 02:03

EU peacekeepers ready to intervene in Bosnia in case of new strife
Reuters - 2017-03-28 16:52
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - The European Union peacekeeping force (EUFOR) in Bosnia warned its political leaders on Tuesday it was prepared to intervene at short notice should violence resume two decades after the end of its ethnic war that killed 100,000 people ...

UK to consider all options including direct rule for Northern Ireland if talks fail
Reuters - 2017-03-28 14:23
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will have to consider all options including direct rule from London if talks to resolve a political crisis in Northern Ireland and set up a new devolved government there fail, Northern Ireland minister James Broke ...

Ankara, Damascus must unite to halt Kurdish state in northern Syria: observers
KurdPress - 2017-03-28 08:28
Political observers claim that when the war against the Islamic State (IS) comes to an end, Washington may push for a Kurdish autonomy or even an independent Kurdish state in northern Syria. ...

It may be time for Kurdish independence: Trudy Rubin
KurdPress - 2017-03-28 08:28
A U.S. political analyst believes that the U.S. should stop backing a united Iraq for giving support to the creation of a Kurdish state in the north of Iraq. ...

PYD Increasing Forces in Towns to Pressure Rivals
BAS News - 2017-03-27 21:34
ERBIL — Armed forces affiliated to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) have been deployed to different areas of Rojava so as to increase the pressure on rival political parties and activists, an official said. Part of the forces are withdrawn ...

Hopes and fears as American University in Afghanistan reopens after deadly attack
Reuters - 2017-03-27 18:07
KABUL (Reuters) - For Kabul political science student Rahmatullah Amiri, shot three times in a Taliban raid on the American University of Afghanistan last August and still on crutches, restarting classes is the best possible answer to his attackers. ...

Kurdistan political leaders should not loose opportunity to redraw Middle East’s map: spokesman
KurdPress - 2017-03-27 14:05
The spokesman of the Movement for Change (Gorran) stated that political leaders in Kurdistan Region should not loose the opportunity created for redrawing the Middle East’s borders and maps. ...

Health of political prisoners on hunger strike deteriorates
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 22:34
Health of the political prisoners on hunger strike in several prisons across Turkey deteriorates. ...

Swiss parties and people rally for 'NO' against Erdoğan's regime
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 14:21
Thousands led by Swiss political parties and organizations came together and gave the message “Unite under 'NO' against the monist Erdoğan regime.” ...

PYD Continues to Crack Down on Rivals in Rojava: DCHRK
BAS News - 2017-03-26 10:10
PYD armed men abducted two people in Derik, Rojava ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which rules Rojava, the Syrian Kurdish region, continues its human rights abuses against the Syrian Kurdish political parties considered by PYD as ...

Kurdish Political Parties to Resume Talks over Crisis
BAS News - 2017-03-25 21:01
SULAYMANIYAH — Major Kurdish political parties in Kurdistan Region will soon resume negotiations over the prolonged political deadlock and crisis faced by the region, said a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) official. Arez Abdullah, member of PUK’s lead ...

Thousands of protesters call for Guinea Bissau leader to quit
Reuters - 2017-03-25 18:21
BISSAU (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters in Guinea Bissau's capital on Saturday demanded President Jose Mario Vaz step down to resolve a political crisis that has paralyzed the coup-prone West African country. ...

Bayık: With the spirit of Newroz, we will definitely win – PART III
ANF/English - 2017-03-25 17:28
KCK executive Cemil Bayık: Kurds are the only folk that will show the way out of the current crisis and chaos in ideological and political sense. There can be no victory and Kurds would get crushed without giving a fight in this process. ...

PKK/PAJK prisoners on hunger strike: Victory will be of those resisting
ANF/English - 2017-03-25 17:28
Political prisoners on hunger strike in several prisons for weeks stated that they will play their historic role in the current process, vowing that: “Victory will be of those resisting.” ...

PYD Steps Up Threats Against ENKS Members
BAS News - 2017-03-25 14:00
PKK pressures PYD to close down ENKS headquarters in Rojava ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), has threatened the political parties in the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) with expulsion and withdrawal of their licenses. Khalid Ali, a memb ...

Syrian Human Right Organizations Concerned at PYD Policies
BAS News - 2017-03-24 23:48
ERBIL — Seven human rights organizations in Syria have voiced concern over ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD) policies towards rival political factions and civic organizations. In a joint statement, the human rights organizations said the PYD bans every ...

Syrian negotiator puts 'terrorism' at center of Geneva talks
Reuters - 2017-03-24 19:50
GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria's chief negotiator at U.N. peace talks in Geneva on Friday delivered a 40 minute polemic attacking the political and armed opposition and their foreign backers, labeling them all "terrorists". ...

Thousands flock to Tahrir Square (Baghdad) for Sadrist Movement protests
Waar Media - 2017-03-24 13:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Thousands of Sadrist Movement followers have flocked to Tahrir Square, downtown the capital Baghdad, for protests calling for political reforms, The Iraqi press reported on Friday. Iraqi police have tightened security measures in the vicinity ...

Former Haitian mayor sued in Boston over human rights abuses
Reuters - 2017-03-23 19:03
BOSTON (Reuters) - Three Haitian nationals sued the former mayor of their rural village on Thursday, accusing him in Boston federal court of murdering, torturing and burning the homes of his political opponents. ...

Cambodian court jails man for killing government critic
Reuters - 2017-03-23 06:23
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A Cambodian court on Thursday jailed a man for life for killing prominent government critic Kem Ley, in a murder case that raised suspicions of a political motive though the convicted killer testified that it was over a debt. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 20, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
Kurdish political figure Othman: Parties can resolve Kurdistan’s issues but make no attempt Sulaimani: Kurdish political figure Mahmoud Othman said political parties can resolve issues in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region but they have not made an attempt to do so ...

Japanese principal to testify in parliament as school scandal swirls
Reuters - 2017-03-22 23:20
TOKYO (Reuters) - The head of a Japanese nationalist school at the heart of a swirling political scandal gives sworn testimony in parliament on Thursday, the latest twist in a crisis that is chipping away at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's popularity. ...

France's Fillon under fire, even from allies, one month from election
Reuters - 2017-03-22 14:23
PARIS (Reuters) - Right-wing presidential candidate Francois Fillon was back under fire on Wednesday following new media reports of conflicts of financial and political interest while a party ally attacked a key part of his radical economic recovery progr ...

Peace in Syria an imperative ‘that cannot wait,’ UN chief Guterres says as war enters seventh year
United Nations - 2017-03-22 04:59
As the brutal war in Syria enters its seventh year, peace “is a moral and political imperative both for the Syrian people and for the world,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today, urging the conflict parties to fully back a fragile ...

Masrour Barzani: We Are Kurds First, and That Should Remain the Unifying Force
BAS News - 2017-03-20 14:26
Masrour Barzani urges the Kurdish political parties to unite ERBIL — The Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani released a statement on Kurdish New Year occasion on Monday in which he stressed on the unity of the Kurdish f ...

Turkmen political parties in Kurdistan Region urge PKK Sinjar exit
NRT - 2017-03-20 09:19

Syrian Kurds plan to declare autonomy in Manbij at risk of angering Turkey
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
MANBIJ,— The Democratic Union Party (PYD), one of the leading Kurdish political forces in Syrian Kurdistan (rojava), has indicated that it plans to establish a “democratic autonomous administration” in Manbij, which made headlines last week when Russia a ...

Syrian PYD Kurds shutter ‘unlicensed’ offices of political rival ENKS
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdish (Rojava, northern Syria) have closed the offices of their main political rival, claiming it failed to get a permit to operate, a leading official said on Thursday. The Kurdish National Co ...

Nawshirwan Mustafa’s wife died in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The wife of the leader of the Kurdish political party Change Movement (Gorran) has died in Sulaimani, local media reported on Friday. Shuhla Ali married Gorran leader Nawshirwan Mustafa in 1981. She leaves behind two ...

Parties can resolve issues but make no attempt, says Kurdish political figure
NRT - 2017-03-19 20:51

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 ...

HRW calls for release of political prisoners by rival Kurdish groups in Sinjar
NRT - 2017-03-19 09:35

HRW calls on Kurdish administrations in Syria, Iraq to release political prisoners
Almasdarnews - 2017-03-19 08:07

Human Rights Watch calls on Syrian Kurds and KRG to release political prisoners - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-03-19 07:21

Human Rights Watch calls on Syrian Kurds and KRG to release political prisoners -
Gnnliberia - 2017-03-19 02:05

Head of the KIU bloc expresses the political parties concern from the government
Kurdiu - 2017-03-18 23:47

New Book Out: The Modern Kurdish Short Story
Kurdish Studies Network - 2017-03-18 23:39
Shakely, Farhad Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2016 ISBN: 978-91-554-9774-3 The focus of this study is on the Kurdish short story, read from the viewpoint of literary history. The political course of events in Kurdistan, and the political and social circ ...

Syria's Kurdish authorities close dozen political offices
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-18 23:20

Opposition party offices closed, members arrested in Rojava
Rûdaw - 2017-03-17 21:47
Political parties were asked to register, as required under the law ...

Erdogan accuses EU of ‘crusade’ against Islam
Waar Media - 2017-03-17 14:18
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey´s president Thursday accused the EU´s top court of starting a “crusade” against Islam after a ruling allowing European companies to ban employees from wearing religious or political symbols including the Islamic headscarf. “The Europea ...

Shuhla al-Saeed, wife of the Gorran party leader, has died
Rûdaw - 2017-03-17 12:24
She didn’t have an official role in political affairs. ...

PUK proposes shuffling top posts to break political stalemate
Rûdaw - 2017-03-16 19:39
'The best solution is each of the three presidencies be run by a party' ...

Iran condemns Damascus suicide attack, says terrorists avenging their failures in Syria
KurdPress - 2017-03-16 09:39
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned Wednesday’s suicide attacks in Damascus, saying that whenever terrorists were unsuccessful in the military and political fronts, they have resorted to blind suicide acts of terror to downplay their ...

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 ...

KDP condemns suppression of opposition in Rojava
Rûdaw - 2017-03-15 18:51
they have put all the political parties and organizations under a terror and political ideology ...

KDP Decries PKK Attacks on ENKS Offices in Rojava
BAS News - 2017-03-15 16:23
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has condemned the wide-spread attacks on political offices belonging to the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) across Rojava, saying the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is imposing itself on the region and ...

Syria talks enter 2nd day in Kazakh capital
KurdPress - 2017-03-15 12:59
A third round of consultations aimed at finding a political solution to the conflict in Syria has entered its second day in Kazakhstan's capital Astana, Press TV reported. ...

Political dialogue is the only solution to Syrian conflict, says U.N.
NRT - 2017-03-15 11:48

Syria peace talks officially kick off in Astana
KurdPress - 2017-03-15 08:18
The third round of talks aimed at finding a political solution to the conflict in Syria has officially gotten underway in Kazakhstan's capital Astana. ...

Turkish-Dutch high-level political discussions halted
Orient News - 2017-03-15 02:02

Most of ENKS Offices Closed down in Rojava
BAS News - 2017-03-14 21:24
ERBIL — Dozens of political offices belonging to the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) have been closed down by the security forces affiliated with the ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD). In Derike, Amoude and Sare Kanie districts of Syrian Kurdist ...

Employers can ban female workers from wearing headscarves, European court rules
Waar Media - 2017-03-14 14:52
WAAR-DUHOK: Private employers may bar staff from wearing Islamic headscarves and other visible religious symbols under certain conditions, the European Union’s top court ruled on Tuesday. In its first ruling on what has become a major political issue acr ...

Hunger strikes in Turkey, North Kurdistan prisons continues for 29 days
ANHA - 2017-03-14 12:43
NEWS DESK – Indefinite-irreversible hunger strikes of political prisoners in İzmir Aliağa Şakran, Ankara Sincan, İzmir Menemen, Edirne and Van prisons are continuing. The hunger strikes put to start by political prisoners in prisons where pressure and tor ...

Rojava Parties Refuse to Abide by PYD's Order to Close Headquarters
BAS News - 2017-03-14 11:55
PYD has given Rojava parties 24 hours to close their headquarters ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which rules the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) ordered the Rojava political parties to close their headquarters and offices within 24 ho ...

South Korean prosecutors to summon ousted president Park
Reuters - 2017-03-14 08:24
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors will summon ousted president Park Geun-hye for questioning as a suspect in a corruption case that led to her impeachment, a prosecution official said on Tuesday, amid a political crisis that has gripped the count ...

China admits political education for students is poor
Reuters - 2017-03-12 10:42
BEIJING (Reuters) - China is doing a poor job at political education for university students because the classes are outdated and unfashionable, the education minister said on Sunday in a rare admission of the difficulties faced enforcing a key government ...

Germany bans Kurdish PKK, YPG flags, Ocalan’s pictures: Spiegel
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
BERLIN,— Germany has reportedly banned a total of 33 symbols used by Kurdish political and military groups, including the flag of a US ally in Syrian Kurdistan, YPG militia, and a portrait of Turkey’s jailed Kurdish leader. The move comes amid Germany’s ...

U.S. to keep deploying THAAD missile defense system to South Korea
Reuters - 2017-03-10 19:02
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said it would keep delivering components for the THAAD missile defense system to South Korea, separating the issue from an internal political crisis in Seoul that saw President Park Geun-hye's removal from office o ...

Turkish Scholars Deprived of Their Civil Rights – Political Critique
Politicalcritique - 2017-03-10 14:21

Mohammad Haji Mahmoud calls for an expanded meeting of the Kurdish political parties
Kurdiu - 2017-03-09 22:20

244 Arab youths graduate and join SDF ranks
ANHA - 2017-03-09 19:00
The Martyr Faysal Abû Layla Academy has graduated 244 youths from Raqqa in its 7th training cycle where participants were provided with military training and political classes. ...

Iraqi PM’s Deputy Chief of Staff says reform requires political commitment
NRT - 2017-03-09 11:14

Kurds have problem with political issues, not identity: official
KurdPress - 2017-03-09 08:55
The Chief of Staff to the Kurdistan Region's Presidency (KRP), Fuad Hussein, said the Kurds have no problem with their national identity but they do have a problem with political issues. ...

Australia shuffles right as ruling party flirts with nationalists
Reuters - 2017-03-09 07:45
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Retired policeman John Browner lives in the sort of town that might have voted for U.S. President Donald Trump - a proud place going through tough times that feels ignored by the political establishment. ...

UN Special Rapporteur: Kurds almost half of political prisoners in Iran
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-09 07:04

Financial crisis delays opening KRG office in Ankara
Rûdaw - 2017-03-08 20:02
Four Kurdish political parties have representations in Turkey ...

KRP Chief of Staff: Kurds have no problem with identity but with political issues
NRT - 2017-03-08 17:45

PYD Arrests Dozens of Politicians from Rival Parties
BAS News - 2017-03-08 17:43
The detention has been stepped up after the PKK-Peshmerga clash near Sinjar ERBIL — The ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD) continues to detain politicians and activists from the rival political parties across the Syrian Kurdistan, better known as Rojava ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker: Political chaos could occur in Iraq after ISIS
NRT - 2017-03-08 17:02

Kurds in Turkey Ask for Barzani’s Role in Keeping Kurds United
BAS News - 2017-03-08 16:48
Barzani received a delegation from Turkey’s Kurdistan ERBIL — One of the oldest political parties in the mainly-Kurdish areas of southeastern Turkey has requested Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani to help Kurds in Turkey stay united in the face o ...

PKK says it hasn’t deployed reinforcements to Iraq’s Sinjar
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Group of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK), the political wing of Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK, said on Monday that it has not deployed reinforcements to Sinjar, where clashes erupted between the Yazidi Sinjar Res ...

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 Kurds ask for stronger Canadian diplomatic presence in Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
OTTAWA,— Canada is being asked to upgrade its diplomatic footprint in Iraqi Kurdistan, as the Kurdish government presses for closer economic and political ties to accompany Canada’s sizable military presence. The request comes as the Liberal government b ...

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 ...

Thirst Wars: Turkey Applies Political Pressure by Cutting Off Water to Rojava
Waar Media - 2017-03-08 15:57
WAAR-DUHOK: Ewwas Eli, a member of the Kurdish-Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD) has confirmed to Sputnik Turkiye that Turkey has cut off water supplies into Rojava (northern Syria) as a means of applying political pressure on the country. Kurdish Syri ...

Deputy in the Iraqi parliament: Political parties created problems for the people of Kurdistan
Kurdiu - 2017-03-08 15:57

As Netanyahu faces police questioning, rivals look 'post-Bibi'
Reuters - 2017-03-06 14:53
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Police are expected to question Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a fourth time on Monday in a corruption investigation that has prompted political rivals to start looking to a "post-Bibi" Israel. ...

Kurdish presidency says Rojava Peshmerga more legitimate than YBS
Rûdaw - 2017-03-06 06:55
“It is impossible to allow any party to freely challenge the political will of the Kurdistan Region,” ...

Officials warns about presence of various forces in Shingal
KurdPress - 2017-03-05 12:05
The chief of the Organization of Kurdish Regions outside Kurdistan Region warned about the negative impacts of the presence of various forces in Shingal and asked political officials to pay more to the interests of Shingali people rather than party intere ...

KRG, political parties release statements for 26th anniversary of Kurdish uprising
NRT - 2017-03-05 11:34

Change Movement expressed its readiness to participate in the political delegation to visit Baghdad
Kurdiu - 2017-03-05 00:31

Muhammad Nazari was not pardoned by the Iranian judiciary system
Rojikurd - 2017-03-05 00:06
Iranian judiciary denied Muhammad Nazari Kurdish political prisoner’s request for pardon. According to Mirovayeti News agency Iranian state prosecutor’s office sent a letter to Mohammad Nazari, a political prisoner in Rajai Shahr prison. The prosecutor di ...

PUK proposes roadmap for Iraqi Kurdistan government
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has announced its blueprint to break the region’s year-long political standoff and fix the crippling financial crisis as Erbil has recently stepped up and broadened its endeavors ...

The United States of Kurdistan – Part II
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
Sheri Laizer | Exclusive to Ekurd.net PART TWO Sheri Laizer interviews Hüseyin Baybaşin imprisoned in the Netherlands as a political hostage who has insisted on his innocence for the past 20 years. Independence for the Kurdish Nation Those who caused div ...

Why ‘Syrian talks likely to reach a dead end if Kurds not involved’
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
GENEVA,— The Geneva talks may reach a dead end if the Syrian Kurds are not involved, Russian political analyst Semyon Bagdasarov believes. For his part, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Alexei Borodavkin insists that the Kurds have every right ...

PKK says Roj Peshmerga, YBS clashes result of Barzani’s visit to Turkey
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
KCK says attack on Sinjar was to please Turkey SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Group of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK), the political wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK, said clashes between Roj Peshmerga and the Sinjar Resistance Units (Y ...

Kurdish parties say Turkey, KDP responsible for clashes in Iraq’s Sinjar
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Three Kurdish political parties said on Friday that there is a “conspiracy” behind clashes which erupted between KDP-backed Roj Peshmerga and the PKK-lined Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) in Sinjar. Tevgera Azadi (Freed ...

PYD's Acts Against Rivals Amount to Human Rights Abuses: DCHR
BAS News - 2017-03-04 10:46
PYD armed men raided ENKS offices and exiled a KDP-S official ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which rules Rojava, the Syrian Kurdish region, continues to commit the human rights abuses against the political parties in the region, ...

Attack on Sinjar was to please Turkey: KCK
KurdPress - 2017-03-04 09:05
The political wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the Group of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK) said in a statement on Friday that the recent attack on Sinjar by a force loyal to the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) was an effort to please Turkey. ...

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. ...

[In Pictures]: Pyd Affiliates Attack Enks Office
BAS News - 2017-03-04 00:18
The party also organized demonstrations against Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces ERBIL — Armed men, said to be affiliated to the ruling Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), on Friday attacked political branch offices belonging to rival parties, ...

Second German event where Turkish EconMin due to appear is canceled -police
Reuters - 2017-03-03 18:57
BERLIN (Reuters) - A political gathering at which Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci was due to appear in the western German town of Frechen has been canceled, police said on Friday. ...

U.N. Syria talks end with paper on 12 principles, delegate says
Reuters - 2017-03-03 18:24
GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. mediator at Syria peace talks in Geneva has handed all the delegations a paper with 12 principles that would be the basis for a second round of negotiations, said the head of the "Moscow Platform" political grouping at the talk ...

Head of opposition delegation: Assad deliberately failing political process
Orient News - 2017-03-02 02:01

Turkmen Front Concerned over Kirkuk Oil Export to Iran
BAS News - 2017-03-01 20:39
Political motives behind the move, said the head of the front KIRKUK — Turkmens are deeply concerned over a recent Iraq-Iran MoU to export Kirkuk oil via Iran, said Arsahd Salihi, head of the Iraqi Turkmen Front. The official insists that political motiv ...

Second education cycle of Afrin Special Forces ends
ANHA - 2017-03-01 19:19
AFRIN – The second education cycle of Special Forces training under the Defense Council of Afrin ended with a ceremony. During the three-month period of training, participants attended political lessons and trained on street warfare, land warfare and war ...

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