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US says Syria crisis needs political solution

KurdPress - 2017-07-22 11:11
A US president adviser says the country is seeking a political resolution to the conflict in Syria and won’t insist on Syrian President Bashar Assad’s immediate ouster. ...

Gorran says Barzani uses independence vote for personal gains

KurdPress - 2017-07-21 20:02
The Movement for Change (Gorran) criticized Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani over an attempt to use the referendum on Kurdistan region’s independence from Baghdad to regain personal and party credibility that had been lost due to political and e ...

July 19th Revolution, a start to build federal, democratic Syria

ANHA - 2017-07-19 10:43
July 19th Revolution which spark started in Kobanî in 2012, soon echoing in the region and the world, has achieved during 5 years considerable victories on the military, political, and social levels, achieving unique progress in the domain of leading the ...

Kurdistan Foreign Minister Discussing Independence in Washington

BAS News - 2017-07-18 13:31
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, Fallah Mustafa, is now in Washington DC, meeting with US officials to discuss the political and security developments in the region with the upcoming independence referendum on top o ...

KRG PM and British Envoy to Erbil Discuss Political, Trade Ties

BAS News - 2017-07-17 16:10
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Martin Ware, the British Consul in Erbil and his accompanying officials. The British diplomat thanked KRG’s institutions for the assistance and cooperation they have pr ...

Kurds should be included in Geneva intra-Syrian talks: Russia

KurdPress - 2017-07-16 08:56
The Kurds need to be incorporated in the Syrian opposition delegation at the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva as an important political and military force, as well as a part of the Syrian society, Russian Ambassador to the UN Office in Geneva Alexey Borodavki ...

Barzani May Offer New Initiative to Settle Political Crisis: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-15 19:29
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani may offer a new initiative to resolve the political crisis in the Kurdistan Region, said a member of the Kurdistan Referendum Committee. Sadq Jabari told BasNews on Saturday that as the referendum is an im ...

Why We Must Recognize North Korea

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-07-13 17:45
The reason that negotiations over North Korea have never achieved anything is simple. Their avowed goal is impossible to achieve. It is well-past time to accept that no means, political or military, exists to eliminate North Korean nuclear weapons. Their ...

Brazil’s former President Lula sentenced to 9.5 years in jail

Waar Media - 2017-07-13 13:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Lula has been found guilty of corruption and money laundering for his involvement in the “Car Wash” scandal that has permeated all ranks of Brazil’s political system. He still has a chance to appeal the ruling. The presiding federal judge in ...

Political Agenda Behind Delaying Hawija Liberation: MP

BAS News - 2017-07-13 12:44
ERBIL — Iraqi government is intentionally delaying the operation to retake Hawija city, the last area held by the Islamic State (IS) in Kirkuk province, due to political agendas, said a member of the Iraqi parliament on Thursday. Shakhawan Abdullah, a Ku ...

Iranian FM leaves for New York

KurdPress - 2017-07-13 11:58
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Tehran for New York early Thursday morning, July 13, to partake in the United Nations' High-Level Political Forum 2017, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said. ...

Khlil: Turkey committing suicide by attacks on Afrin, al-Shahba

ANHA - 2017-07-12 12:59
The Executive Body's member of Democratic Society Movement (TEV-DEM) Aldar Khalil stated that the Turkish state by its attacks on Afrin and al-Shahba areas would commit suicide, and these attacks happened after the political and diplomatic choking that th ...

Salaheddin Khadio writer and Kurdish political activist was released.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-11 22:06
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association Report, today, 11 July 2017 , Dr. Salaheddin Khadio, a Kurdish journalist and political activist, was released after a week’s imprisonment. Salaheddin Khadio was arrested on Tuesday 4 July in city of Mah ...

Three Kurdish Political and Religious Prisoners Sentenced to Imprisonment

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-07-11 02:00
During the past month, three Sunni Kurdish prisoners have been sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment in total by the Revolutionary Court/branch 1 and 2 of Orumiyeh. ‘Ayoub Lalsorkh, a political prisoner held in Ward 14 of Orumiyeh Central Prison, was arr ...

A journalist from Saqez was summoned to the Revolutionary Court

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-10 22:06
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, the journalist and newspaper owner “Dahatoo” prohibited, Nader Majidian from the city of Saqez from East Kurdistan was summoned to the Revolutionary Courts with political charges. Accordin ...

Barzani to Address Kurdistan Independence in EU Parliament

BAS News - 2017-07-10 15:37
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani will deliver a speech over the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region and the latest political in Iraq and the region in the European Union's Parliament. Barzani, heading a high delegation, set of ...

Brexit may never happen, says top Liberal Democrat Cable

Waar Media - 2017-07-09 14:37
WAAR-DUHOK: Britain’s scheduled exit from the European Union may never happen because its main political parties are too divided on the issue, said Vince Cable, a veteran lawmaker bidding to lead the fourth largest political party, the Liberal Democrats. ...

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP deputy gets suspended sentence and political ban

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
ANKARA,— Turkey’s pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) parliamentary group deputy chairman and Muş deputy Ahmet Yildirim received a suspended sentence and a ban from politics in a trial for insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Accordi ...

Kurdish political prisoner in Iran to undergo mental health, maturity tests

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-07-06 02:02
Saman Naseem, a Kurdish political prisoner, who was a juvenile when arrested a few years ago, has been notified by the branch 12 of the Orumiyeh Court that the status of his mental health and maturity at the time of his offense will be re-examined and th ...

Kurdish journalist and political activist arrested Dr. Salaheddin Khadio

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-06 00:25
According to a report from Kurdistan Human Rights Association,on Teasday 4 June 2017, Dr. Salaheddin Khadio, a journalist, political activist and writer from Mahabad city, was arrested by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s security forces from eastern Kurdist ...

PYD Detains KDP-S Member Near Qamishlo

BAS News - 2017-06-30 22:56
ERBIL — The ruling Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) forces on Thursday arrested a rival politician allegedly for his political views. Saadaddin Sino, a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S), was detained by the PYD security ...

Kurd’s political prisoner life is in danger

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-06-28 22:09
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, The fate and life of the Kurdish political prisoner, Ramin Hussein Panahi, are at serious risk. Ramin Hussein Panahi was arrested on Friday, 23 June 2017, along with his brother and two other friends by ...

Iraqi Sunni Reps. to Form New Alliance

BAS News - 2017-06-28 14:19
ERBIL— In a conference in mid-Jul, the representatives, MPs and renowned Sunni figures of Iraq will announce a new alliance, Iraqi media reported. Over 300 Sunni political and tribal leaders and MP from the provinces which have sustained huge damages by ...

PKK Abducts Kurdish Political Activist in Qamishlo, Rojava

BAS News - 2017-06-28 13:16
ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) abducted a political activist from Kurdish Union Party in Qamishlo of Rojava region (Syrian Kurdistan) on Monday overnight. A source from Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) told BasNews PKK forces arrested Ahmed ...

Mosul MP: Shi'ites Strive for Power Monopoly in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-06-27 16:55
She urges Baghdad and Erbil reach a new political agreement ERBIL— Kurdistan Region is entitled to run the referendum on independence from Iraq and many Arab IDPs in Kurdistan will vote "yes" to the survey, said an MP from Mosul. Speaking to BasNews on T ...

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 ...

What is Structural Opportunity?

Kurdistan Voice - 2017-06-26 09:49
There are matters related to political, economic and cultural developments which cannot be realized outside of establishing an independent state. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan–Rojava border affected by political rifts

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
Displaced Iraqis from the Ezidi community cross the Iraq-Syria border at Faysh Khabur bridge over the Tigris River at Faysh Khabur border point, Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, Aug. 10, 2014. (Photo: AP) ...

Region’s political map soon change

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
Hama Haji Mahmoud, Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party, affectionately known as “Kaka Hama,” is a well-known political leader and respected Peshmerga veteran who commands Peshmerga forces in south of Kirkuk. Since the beginning o ...

Christians lobby for Kurdish Independence

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
Romeo Hakkari is the Secretary-General of the Assyrian Bet al-Nahrain Party. The Bet-Nahrain Democratic Party is an Assyrian political party in Iraq led by Hakkari. The party has little influence as it is a small party. After 2003, Christians in general d ...

Shia militia involvement in Mosul political issue

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
Bashar Kiki is a well-known Kurdish official from Nineveh Province who is currently the head of the Provincial Council of Nineveh. In a live broadcast interview with K24, he stressed the current developments of Mosul operation and the new arrival of Iraqi ...

Iran kills three Peshmerga, wounds one

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Komalah (Society of Revolutionary Toilers of Iranian Kurdistan) is a left-wing Kurdish political party based in Iranian and Iraqi Kurdistan. (Photo: Archive) ...

PYD Releases Two Rival Politicians in Qamishlo

BAS News - 2017-06-25 21:18
ERBIL — Security forces affiliated with the ruling Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) have reportedly released two political opposition activists in Qamishlo. Naif Abdullah and Sulayman Oso, respectively from Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria ...

Independence Referendum Committee to Begin Preparations in Days

BAS News - 2017-06-25 16:45
ERBIL — A special committee made of representatives from Kurdish political parties will soon begin their efforts to finalise the preparations for an imminent independence referendum taking place in the Kurdistan Region, an official said. Following the Ei ...

Iran: Continued Attacks on Kolbars Takes More Lives

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-06-25 02:11
The murder of a Kurdish Kolbar, Sirvan Azizi, on June 14th, in the border areas of Sardasht followed a protest by civil and political activists, but in the most recent case, a Kolbar killed by a bullet shot by a border guard in the border areas of Pirans ...

KAREL SCHWARZENBERG : Turkish attacks on Kurds is an act of betrayal.

Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu - 2017-06-24 00:29
In a defiant manner, the Turkish President Erdogan is abusing the war against the Islamic state to attack the Kurds. For purely internal political reasons, his agenda is to strengthen his domestic position. President Erdogan’s double-edged war against the ...

Political Vacuum Threatening Post-IS Mosul: Official

BAS News - 2017-06-23 22:19
MOSUL — A political vacuum is suspected to further deteriorate the situation in Iraq’s Mosul even after the city is liberated from Islamic State (IS), said a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official. Ismat Rajab, head of KDP’s branch office in Mosul, sa ...
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