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Iran and the apparent paradox when naming ancient places

Roji Kurd - 2017-10-23 00:03
In the last speech US President Trump gave concerning the nuclear deal with the Iranian regime, Trump made a linguistic choice that sparked outrage among the Persians of Iran. When referring to the area, Trump used the term “Arabian Gulf” rather than the ...

U.S. 'not taking sides' in Iraqi-Kurdish dispute: Trump

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said the United States will not take sides in the clash between independence-seeking Kurds and the Iraqi government but expressed disappointment the two sides were in conflict. ...

Barzani ordered Kirkuk withdrawal: PUK Peshmerga commander

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
A commander of the Kurdish forces of Peshmerga affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), has claimed that the withdrawal of the Peshmerga forces from Kirkuk was conducted under the order of Kurdistan Region President, and Peshmerga general c ...

Independence vote won't be lost in vain: Barzani

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
The Kurdish vote for independence "won't be in vain", Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said on Tuesday, reacting to Iraq's retaliation over the referendum vote held last month in the northern Iraq region. ...

Iraqi president calls for dialogue with Kurds

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
"I call on all sides of the conflict to immediately launch a dialogue on the basis of constitutional principles," Iraqi President Fuad Masoum said, adding that the escalation of the crisis may have "devastating consequences." ...

Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kosrat Rasul

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
A Baghdad court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraqi Kurdistan on charges of “provocation” against Iraq’s armed forces, the judiciary said. ...

Spain prepares to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy

Waar Media - 2017-10-21 12:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Spain’s central government is scheduled to meet on Saturday morning to take unprecedented steps by seizing powers from Catalonia’s separatist government after Catalan President Carles Puigdemont claimed a mandate to declare independence. “We ...

After all but defeating the jihadists, Iraq’s army turns on the Kurds

The Economist - 2017-10-21 07:27
WHEN a leader loses half his realm and his government’s main source of revenue and shatters his people’s dreams of independence, all in a couple of days, an apology might seem in order. But Masoud Barzani, the president of Iraq’s Kurdistan region, is not ...

Barzani Calls for Peaceful Diaspora Protests Against Baghdad’s Attacks

BAS News - 2017-10-20 23:15
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has called on the Kurds around the world to stand with the cause of their people back at home where they are coming under attack by Iraq. The Kurdish President said in an official statement late on Friday ...

French President Makes Phone Calls with Barzani, Abadi

BAS News - 2017-10-20 17:18
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron revealed on Friday that he had talked to Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Aabdi to discuss the military tensions in the Kurdish province of Kirkuk. Macron told reporters ...

Managing the Disruptive Aftermath of Somalia’s Worst Terror Attack

International Crisis Group - 2017-10-20 14:58
The 14 October 2017 twin bombings in Mogadishu mark the deadliest attack in Somalia since 2007. As Somalis unite in their disgust at the most likely perpetrator Al-Shabaab, President Farmajo must immediately provide care for victims and use surging suppo ...

President Barzani receives a phone call from German Defence Minister

Waar Media - 2017-10-20 13:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received a phone call from German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday to discuss the latest political and security developments in the region, including the crisis in Kirkuk. Ursula von ...

Barzani and German Defence Minister Talk Over the Phone

BAS News - 2017-10-19 21:40
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received a phone call from German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday to discuss the latest political and security developments in the region, including the crisis in Kirkuk. Ursula von der ...

Barzani Overrules Baghdad’s Arrest Warrant Issued for Kosrat Rasul

BAS News - 2017-10-19 19:43
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has decried Baghdad’s arrest warrant for top Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) official Kosrat Rasul. The Rassafa Court in Baghdad said on Thursday that the arrest warrant was issued for calling the Iraq ...

Cameroon’s Worsening Anglophone Crisis Calls for Strong Measures

International Crisis Group - 2017-10-19 19:10
Against a backdrop of bomb blasts, sporadic violence and repressive state measures, Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis has entered a new and intensified phase. In order to prevent the outbreak of an armed uprising, Cameroon’s president must go beyond superfici ...

Kurdistan VP accuses certain PUK leaders of fall of Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2017-10-18 22:53
WAARmedia The vice president of Kurdistan and deputy leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) denounced those among the PUK who ordered the withdrawal of the Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk, which eventually led to the city’s takeover by Iraqi and Ira ...

Putin and Netanyahu Discuss Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-10-18 16:09
ERBIL — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, discussed the recent events in Kurdistan Region during a phone conversation on Wednesday. Putin has held a telephone conversation with Netanyahu to discuss the Syria ...

Barzani: We Have Always Sought Peaceful Solutions

BAS News - 2017-10-17 18:38
ERBIL — The President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani released Tuesday a statement to address the people of Kurdistan following the offensive of Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraqi forces on Kirkuk Province and other dispu ...

Barzani to Release a Statement on Situation in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-10-17 13:07
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani is expected to release a statement on Tuesday, October 17 about the latest situation in Kurdistan. Following the offensive by the Iraqi government against Kirkuk on Monday, Barzani is expected to address ...

Peshmerga Ordered to Fight to the Last Man in Defence of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-16 15:36
KIRKUK — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, who also serves as Commander-in-Chief of the Kurdish forces, has ordered Peshmerga to not initiate a clash, but defend Kirkuk to the last man if attacked. Since midnight Sunday, Baghdad-backed Shi’ite A ...

Allawi: Barzani agreed to freeze, postpone referendum’s results

ANHA - 2017-10-16 15:36
NEWS DISK – Vice President of Iraqi Republic, Iyad Allawi, said that the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani had agreed to postpone and freeze the results of the referendum and resort to the constitution, noting that this approval cam ...

Barzani Gives Peshmerga Green Light to Fire in Kirkuk to Defend Only

BAS News - 2017-10-16 02:30
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Peshmerga forces, has ordered the Kurdish forces to not initiate a war in Kirkuk, but do not hesitate to open fire if came under attack. “President Barzani order ...

Kosrat Rasoul Arrives in Kirkuk with Additional 3,000 Peshmerga Troops

BAS News - 2017-10-16 02:11
KIRKUK — Kurdistan Region Vice President Kosrat Rasoul, who is also a senior Peshmerga commander, has arrived in Kirkuk as Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi intend to advance towards the city. Rasoul, who also serves and Deputy Secretary-General of the ...

A Kurdish rebel’s letter for President Donald J. Trump

Roji Kurd - 2017-10-15 00:06
Roji Kurd: Kurdish rebel Mohammed Alizadeh, has written a letter to President Donald Trump about Kurdish Independent and the USA’s responsibility in this area. Te letter’s text: Dear Mr. President Donald Trump, Re: Our Fight for Independent Kurdistan Than ...

What is Iran’s Revolutionary Guard?

Roji Kurd - 2017-10-15 00:06
Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard faces new sanctions from U.S. President Donald Trump as he accuses the country of violating the spirit of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. But what is this organization? Born in revolution The ...

The President Doth Protest Too Much

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:35
Deyan Ranko Brashich | Exclusive to Ekurd.net I do not like Shakespeare much. I am not fond of iambic pentameter blank verse plays with actors in period costumes. If anything, my theatre taste leans towards Broadway musicals of the 50’s and 60’s, say Guy ...

Iraq ex-president and Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani dies at 83

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdish leader, the head of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK and former Iraqi president Jalal Talabani (83) died in Germany on Tuesday, the PUK party said. Talabani, a veteran leader of the Kurdish struggle for ...

Jalal Talabani laid to rest in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Tens of thousands of people gathered Friday for the funeral of Iraqi former president Jalal Talabani, in an emotional send-off for the veteran of the struggle for Kurdish self-rule. Talabani died in Germany on Tuesday ...

Turkey will ‘soon’ close borders with Iraqi Kurdistan, Erdogan says

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
ANKARA,— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday warned that Turkey would “soon” close its border crossing with Iraqi Kurdistan and airspace after the disputed referendum on independence. Iraqi Kurdish leaders went ahead with the September 25 ...

Allawi Calls for Urgent Meeting over Kirkuk Crisis

BAS News - 2017-10-14 19:02
ERBIL— Iraqi Vice President Ayad al-Allawi on Saturday called on the entire political parties to gather for an urgent meeting over the escalated tensions between Baghdad and Erbil over Kirkuk. In a written statement, Allawi said the strained relations be ...

Commander of Iranian Quds Brigade Visits Talabani’s Tomb

BAS News - 2017-10-14 15:04
SULAYMANIYAH — Commander of Iranian Quds Brigade, Qassem Soleimani, visited the former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani’s tomb, leaving a note to praise the role of Talabani in helping Iraq out of crisis. According to media outlets affiliated to the Patrio ...

Iraqi Kurds Send Reinforcements to Kirkuk Amid Army ‘Threats’

The Kurdish Project - 2017-10-14 07:18
The following article was originally published in BBC. Thousands of Kurdish fighters have been deployed to Iraq’s disputed Kirkuk region, officials say, amid fears that government forces want to retake it. The autonomous Kurdistan Region’s Vice-President ...

World is waiting for Trump’s decision

Roji Kurd - 2017-10-14 00:00
Roji Kurd: President Trump will take a leap into the diplomatic unknown Friday if — as expected — he strikes a blow at the 2015 deal that the Obama administration and other global powers reached with Iran to curb its nuclear activities. Trump has long con ...

Saving the Iran Nuclear Deal, Despite Trump's Decertification

International Crisis Group - 2017-10-13 21:36
President Trump’s decertification of the Iran nuclear deal is a blow to this multi-national accord, but need not be fatal. The U.S. Congress, Iran and the European co-signatories can still do much to save one of the great diplomatic achievements of the p ...

Iraqi Kurds send reinforcements to Kirkuk amid army ‘threats’

The New Mail - 2017-10-13 18:54
Thousands of Kurdish fighters have been deployed to Iraq’s disputed Kirkuk region, officials say, amid fears that government forces want to retake it. The autonomous Kurdistan Region’s Vice-President, Kosrat Rasul,… The post Iraqi Kurds send reinforcemen ...

In Picture: Peshmerga Reinforcement in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-13 02:21
ERBIL — Peshmerga Commander Mohammed Haji Mahmoud moved a large unite of Peshmerga troops overnight Thursday to Kirkuk for defending the city against any possible Baghdad military offensive. Mahmoud, who is also the president of the Kurdistan Socialist D ...

Barzani Congratulates Yezidis on Eid of Jama

BAS News - 2017-10-12 16:25
ERBIL- Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated on Thursday no force can segregate Yezidis from the people of Kurdistan. In a written message, Barzani congratulated Yezidis on the occasion of Eid of Jama, saying, Kurdish Yezidi people have always ...

Trade between Russia and Germany up 25% in 2017

Waar Media - 2017-10-12 16:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the mutual trade between Russia and Germany has grown by 25% this year. “The trade turnover in 2016 amounted to $40.7 bln, direct accumulated investments made by German companies in the Russian econo ...

Barzani Receives Sudan’s Ambassador to Iraq

BAS News - 2017-10-12 14:21
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani met with Yaseen Awaz Ismail, the Ambassador of Sudan to Iraq, on Thursday in Erbil. During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views about the latest political and security developments in Kurdistan Regi ...

Turkey received U.S. request to solve visa crisis: Erdogan spokesman

Reuters - 2017-10-12 13:05
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has received a request from the United States to solve an escalating row between the two countries, the spokesman for President Erdogan said on Thursday, after a U.S. consulate worker was arrested in Istanbul last week. ...

President Barzani Meets with E.U. Ambassador to Iraq

KRG-Spain - 2017-10-11 00:05
Salahadin, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, (Krp.org)- President Masoud Barzani received a European Union delegation headed by Mr. Ramon Blecua, the E.U. ambassador to Iraq. During the meeting, President Barzani and ambassador Blecua discussed several issues inc ...

The Domestic Challenge to Kyrgyzstan’s Milestone Election

International Crisis Group - 2017-10-10 22:47
While Kyrgyzstan’s 15 October elections are a rare milestone for Central Asian democracy, the campaign is exposing dangerous fault lines. In the largest city of Osh, the new president will have to face down robust local power brokers, defuse Uzbek-Kyrgyz ...

Stability of Kurdistan Important to Germany: Ambassador

BAS News - 2017-10-10 14:27
Barzani met with German Ambassador to Iraq in Erbil ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani reiterated that Erbil is willing to engage in dialogue with Baghdad to reach an agreement over the pressing issues. Kurdistan Region President Masoud Ba ...
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