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Kurds reaching critical juncture in US partnership / Fehim Tastekin

KurdPress - 2017-06-26 16:33
US President Donald Trump is wavering between members of his team who want to expand the war in Syria by also targeting Iranian-linked elements and those who say such a step would mean endless conflict in the region. This internal US disarray further comp ...

Russian gains in Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin. REUTERS ...

Turkish ruling party unfavorable to Kurdish statehood

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
The President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Masoud Barzani (left) with the Turkish Prime Minister and AKP leader Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara, Turkey, December 09, 2015. (Reuters) ...

2004 Qamishlo uprising: marginalization to national recognition

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
A statue of a woman carrying the torch of liberty in the Free Woman Square, the central square of Amuda city where the statue of of the former president, Hafez Assad, was toppled in 2004, Amuda, Syrian Kurdistan, Syria, Feb. 13, 2016. (Photo: Nahawand Cen ...

Part I: Kurds are right about OIF!

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
US Marine Corp Assaultman Kirk Dalrymple watches as a statue of Iraq's President Saddam Hussein falls in central Baghdad April 9, 2003. (Photo: Reuters/Goran Tomasevic) ...

Will Syrian Kurds' first census in Rojava lead to federalism?

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
A statue of a woman carrying the torch of liberty in the Free Woman Square, the central square of Amuda city where the statue of of the former president, Hafez Assad, was toppled in 2004, Amuda, Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), Syria, Sep. 23, 2016. (Photo: Kur ...

Tough US Position Emerging on Iran, Islamic State

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
US President Donald Trump attends a meeting with US House Deputy Whip team at the East room of the White House in Washington, U.S. March 7, 2017. (Photo:Reuters) ...

Kirkuk Governor: security is under control

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
Dr. Najmaldin Karim, Governor of Kirkuk Province, specializes in Neurosurgery and received his degree from George Washington University(US). Karim was a founding member of the Kurdish National Congress of North America and its president from 1991 to 1999. ...

Turkey's Erdogan enraged over US warrant for his bodyguards

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures a "Rabia sign" inspired by Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood organization during a Ramadan dinner in the presidential palace, Ankara, Turkey, June 15, 2015. (Photo: AA) ...

Platini faces lifetime ban by FIFA

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
UEFA President Michel Platini is seen during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League soccer competition in this picture taken August 28, 2014 at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo. REUTERS/ERIC GAILLARD ...

Barzani: Independence referendum has no return

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barznai recieved the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jibouri in Salahadin, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, June 19, 2017. (Photo: KRP) ...

US Representatives urge weapons block to Turkey over DC assault

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's entourage seen kicking a man lying on the ground as Washington police try to engage with other assailants, Washington, DC, United States, May 16, 2017. (Source: VOA) ...

Barzani addresses message on Eid al-Fitr

Waar Media - 2017-06-26 02:56
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has issued a message to mark al-Fitr Eid, wishing the event to be the end of hardship for the people of Kurdistan. After a month of fasting, the majority of Muslims across the globe is celebrating al- ...

Erdogan dismisses pledges over weapons for Kurds in Syria

Kom News - 2017-06-25 20:09
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday countries which promised to get back weapons supplied to Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters in northern Syria were trying to trick Turkey and would eventually realise their mistake. Ankara was ...

Turkey's Erdogan says Arab demands on Qatar unlawful

Reuters - 2017-06-25 13:55
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday dismissed calls for Turkey to close a military base in Qatar and said a wider list of demands issued by four Arab states was an unlawful intervention against the Gulf emirate's sovereignty. ...

Barzani’s Message on Eid al-Fitr

BAS News - 2017-06-24 20:12
LODZ — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has issued a message to mark al-Fitr Eid, wishing the event to be the end of hardship for the people of Kurdistan. After a month of fasting, the majority of Muslims across the globe will celebrate al-Fitr ...

Turkey won’t allow establishment of a state in northern Syria: Erdogan

KurdPress - 2017-06-24 12:37
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey will “never” allow the establishment of a state in northern Syria, criticizing the United States for cooperating with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG ...

Barzani Reassures Arabs in Nineveh Plains of Their Rights

BAS News - 2017-06-24 12:01
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani assured the Arab tribes of Nineveh Plains that their rights will be preserved within the future sovereign state of Kurdistan and that they will have the same rights as any other citizens of the new state. ...

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 ...

EU to Continue Its Support for Peshmerga Forces: EP Speaker

BAS News - 2017-06-23 14:41
ERBIL — The President of European Union Parliament Antonio Tajani reiterated the union's support for the Peshmerga forces in the fight against terrorism. Tajani said that their military assistance to the Peshmerga forces will continue as part of the anti ...

Russia ready to deliver gas to South, Southeast Europe through Turkey

Waar Media - 2017-06-23 14:08
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia is ready to supply gas to South and Southeast Europe via Turkey, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday during the telephone conversation with the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “If our partners have a desire, we will be re ...

Barzani to EU leaders: Do not oppose natural rights of Kurds

Waar Media - 2017-06-23 11:57
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region President and a delegation of political parties met with the representatives of European Union in Iraq to discuss the process of holding the independence referendum. On Thursday, Masoud Barzani Kurdistan Region President ...

Spanish MPs vote down Catalan independence referendum

Waar Media - 2017-06-23 11:57
WAAR-DUHOK: ‘Spanish lawmakers on Thursday as expected threw out a Catalan bid to hold an independence referendum which a court had already ruled illegal. Pro-separatist regional president Carles Puigdemont presented a bill calling on Madrid to “respect” ...

Turkey and Russia to deploy in Syria’s Idlib: Erdogan spokesman

Waar Media - 2017-06-23 09:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish and Russian personnel will be deployed in Syria’s northern Idlib region as part of a de-escalation agreement brokered by Russia last month, Turkish broadcasters quoted President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman as saying on Thursday. Ibrahi ...

A Misguided Cuba Roll-back

International Crisis Group - 2017-06-23 08:20
President Trump’s new measures against Cuba preserve diplomatic relations and the right to most U.S. trade and group travel. But aggressive U.S. atmospherics risk hardening Cuba’s domestic politics and making it harder for Havana to play its mediating ro ...

Time to Repeal U.S. Sanctions on Sudan?

International Crisis Group - 2017-06-22 13:38
The clock is ticking for President Trump who must decide by 12 July whether to lift decades-long U.S. sanctions on Sudan. The failure of economic penalties to alter Khartoum’s behaviour so far means Washington should repeal some sanctions and continue a ...

Barzani: No Turning Back on Independence Referendum

Waar Media - 2017-06-22 11:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani reiterated on Wednesday that the independence referendum of his region will take place on time in September as planned, and that there is no turning back on this issue. In an interview with FRANCE 24, ...

Barzani addresses Arab tribal figures about Kurdistan Referendum

Waar Media - 2017-06-22 11:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani gave a seminar in Erbil on Wednesday to address the Arab tribal figures and personalities from Nineveh province and Makhmour city about the latest political developments and the situation of Mosul as ...

US will betray Kurds: Former envoy to Syria

KurdPress - 2017-06-22 10:11
Robert Ford, who served as envoy to Syria under former U.S. President Barack Obama from 2011 through 2014, said that the US “will betray the Kurds” and would not defend them against Syrian government. ...

Barzani: No Turning Back on Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-06-21 23:54
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani reiterated on Wednesday that the independence referendum of his region will take place on time in September as planned, and that there is no turning back on this issue. In an interview with FRANCE 24, the ...

Barzani's Aide: Iraq Failed Federalism and Power-Sharing

BAS News - 2017-06-21 18:37
Hwarami said Kurdistan referendum will not affect Iraq's international borders ERBIL— The chief for political and public relations at Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani's office stated in Ankara that the plan for the independence referendum of Kur ...

Barzani Addresses Personalities from Nineveh Province

BAS News - 2017-06-21 17:33
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani gave a seminar in Erbil on Wednesday to address the Arab tribal figures and personalities from Nineveh province and Makhmour city about the latest political developments and the situation of Mosul as well ...

Barzani and UN SG Envoy for Iraq Discuss Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-06-20 16:25
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Tuesday met with Jan Kubiš, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq. During the meeting, Barzani and the UN official discussed a range of topics, particularly the fo ...

The Trump Administration Has A New Plan For Dealing With Russia

Waar Media - 2017-06-20 13:49
WAAR-DUHOK: As the White House fends off accusations of collusion with Russia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has taken it upon himself to guide the Trump administration’s thinking on dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The former Texas oilm ...

Russia names new ambassador to Turkey

KurdPress - 2017-06-20 11:36
Russia has appointed Alexei Yerkhov as Moscow’s new ambassador to Turkey, under a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin on June 19, Turkey state-run Anadolu Agency reported. ...

Kurdistan President's Aide: Kurdistan Firm to Run Referendum on Time

BAS News - 2017-06-19 20:07
ERBIL- Hemin Hawrami, the senior assistant to Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, reiterated on Monday that Kurdistan holds a firm position over running its independence referendum as it has been planned. Hawrami, who is also responsible for polit ...

PM Abadi Says Iraq Not a Place for Animosity Towards Iran

BAS News - 2017-06-18 22:25
SOFIA — After the vice president of Iraq made a hostile statement against Tehran earlier this week, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said Iraq will never be a place for animosity towards neighbouring Iran. Abadi said that he would not allow Iraq ...

Putin says Erdogan kept silent about US link to Turkey coup attempt

Waar Media - 2017-06-18 13:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with US director Oliver Stone that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had not informed him about suspicions that the United States participated in preparation of a coup attempt in Turk ...

Iranian official meets Qatari FM

KurdPress - 2017-06-18 12:57
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari met Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani Foreign Minister of Qatar to deliver the verbal message of President Rouhani for the Qatari Emir, wrote the Information Office of Qatar’s ...
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