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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) ...

Kurdistan Sets Date for Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-06-07 17:47
LODZ — In a multilateral meeting chaired by Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani in Erbil, the participants set September 25th of this year as the date to hold the referendum on Kurdistan’s independence. The sides also decided to hold presidential a ...

Huge car bomb near embassies in Afghan capital, several killed

Reuters - 2017-05-31 07:06
KABUL (Reuters) - A powerful car bomb exploded in the center of Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday, sending clouds of black smoke spiraling over the center of the city in an area near the presidential palace and foreign embassies, police said ...

Five policemen killed in Mexico ambush ahead of key state vote

Reuters - 2017-05-30 21:21
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Five Mexican police officers were shot dead on Tuesday in an ambush in the State of Mexico, where elections at the weekend will serve as an early referendum on the ruling party ahead of a 2018 presidential vote. ...

Can Syrians sway future elections in Turkey? / Mehmet Cetingulec

KurdPress - 2017-05-26 22:54
The political value of 3.5 million refugees in Turkey, including 3 million Syrians, appears to be on the rise. Refugees could emerge as a crucial pool of voters in the three elections — municipal, parliamentary and presidential — in 2019. How can this hap ...

8 Prisoners Executed a Week After Presidential Elections in Iran

BAS News - 2017-05-24 10:41
ERBIL — Only a week after the presidential elections in Iran, eight prisoners were executed across Iran. According to human rights sources, executions against at least eight death row inmates in prisons in Ardabil, Tabriz, Kermanshah and Baluchistan citi ...

328 Iranian Kurds executed during Rouhani’s term

E-Kurd - 2017-05-23 08:58
SNE, Iranian Kurdistan,— During the four-year presidential term of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, on average, one Kurdish citizen has been executed in every five day or almost seven Kurdish citizens have been executed monthly. According to the statist ...

Nation main winner of election: Raeisi

KurdPress - 2017-05-21 08:51
Former presidential candidate Ebrahim Raeisi in a statement late on Saturday said that the Iranian nation is the first and main winner of the May 19 presidential election. ...

Ammar al-Hakim congratulates Rouhani on his re-election

KurdPress - 2017-05-21 08:51
Chairman of Iraqi National Coalition Seyyed Ammar al-Hakim congratulated President Hassan Rouhani on his re-election as Iran’s president hours after he was officially announced winner of the 12th presidential election. ...

Huge turnout in elections in bordering villages

KurdPress - 2017-05-21 08:51
People in bordering villages of Iran participate largely in the presidential and council elections which were held on Friday, May 19. Photo: Farid Nikkhah Reporter’s code: 50101 ...

Iranian FM hails huge turnout in elections

KurdPress - 2017-05-20 11:00
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hailed people for massive turnout in the presidential and local elections held on Friday, May 19. ...

Rouhani leads Ian presidential election

KurdPress - 2017-05-20 10:07
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani leads the presidential election of the country with votes so far as he has won 22,796,468 out of 38,914,470 valid votes. ...

Ministry declares early official results of presidential poll

KurdPress - 2017-05-20 07:39
Ali Asghar Ahmadi, the director of the Election Committee of Iran’s Interior Ministry, declares partial results from the 12th presidential election in the country, at the Interior Ministry headquarters in Tehran, May 20, 2017. ...

People cast votes in Mahabad

KurdPress - 2017-05-20 07:39
People in Mahabad, northwestern Iran, cast their vote in the 12th presidential an 5th city and village council elections Reporter’s code: 50101 ...

Masrour Barzani and Brett McGurk Reviewing IS Battle

BAS News - 2017-05-19 19:53
LODZ — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani on Friday met with Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy to the anti-Islamic State Coalition, to review the war on the extremists in Iraq. No further details are ava ...

Iran election: Voters go to the polls to pick president

Waar Media - 2017-05-19 18:20
WAAR-DUHOK: Millions of Iranians joined long queues to vote on Friday, an early sign of strong turnout in an unexpectedly tight presidential election that could determine the future of the country’s nascent emergence from international isolation. The pre ...

Huge turnout in elections in Sanandaj

KurdPress - 2017-05-19 15:09
People in Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan Province, welcomed warmly the 12th presidential election and the 5th elections of city and village councils. The elections are held today, May 19, all across Iran. Polling stations are open from 8am until 6pm l ...

Washington, Ankara spar over Erdogan visit violence, Kurdish support

E-Kurd - 2017-05-19 14:58
WASHINGTON,— The Trump administration faced growing calls Thursday for a forceful response to violence by Turkish presidential guards on American soil, who were briefly detained this week but then set free. The unseemly incident added to U.S.-Turkish ten ...

Polls Open in Iran's Presidential Elections

BAS News - 2017-05-19 08:14
ERBIL— On Friday morning Iranian voters turned to the polls for the elections of the city councils as well as the first presidential elections as of Iran's nuclear deal. Some 56 million Iranians are eligible for voting and cast their votes in over 63,000 ...

Presidential, local elections polls open in Iran

KurdPress - 2017-05-19 07:27
Voting stations opened in Iran at 8am local time on Friday for the 12th presidential and the fifth city and village council elections in about 63,500 polling stations. ...

Supreme Leader casts vote in presidential, local elections

KurdPress - 2017-05-19 07:27
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei arrived in polling station No. 110 Friday morning and cast his vote in the 12th presidential and fifth city and village council elections, IRNA reported. ...

Iran presidential election to be held in 102 countries

KurdPress - 2017-05-19 07:27
Head of Iran’s Supervisory Board of the Presidential Elections Abroad said that the 12th presidential election will be held in 310 polling stations in 102 countries on Friday May 19. ...

US special representative visits Syrian Kurdistan, meets SDF, YPG

KurdPress - 2017-05-18 11:02
The US Special Presidential Envoy to the anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition, Brett McGurk reportedly traveled on Wednesday to the Syrian Kurdistan to meet with local military officials and review the latest developments in the region. ...

Iran’s politics polarized but full of dignity: Activist

KurdPress - 2017-05-18 08:10
An activist and Middle East expert says Iran’s presidential hopefuls have differences on various issues but they respect dignity based on the framework of the Islamic Republic, Press TV reported. ...

Backgrounds of presidential candidates in brief

KurdPress - 2017-05-18 08:10
Iran’s Guardian Council approved six candidates to run for the May 19 presidential election on April 20. Two of the candidates quitted the presidential race in favor of two other candidates. ...

Iran to open polling stations in Iraqi Kurdistan for presidential election

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Iranian Government will open polling stations for eligible citizens living in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region to cast their ballot in the country’s May 19 presidential election, an official from the Iranian Embassy in ...

U.S. envoy McGurk, State Department officials visit Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— U.S. officials, including the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (IS) Brett McGurk, visited Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) [Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria]. Firat News Agen ...

Presidential election none of the criteria is not a free election

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-05-18 02:54
Kurdistan Human Rights Association by looking at the date of the elections in Iran, and consider policy and legal system of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Iran without any conditions and criteria for a free and democratic election knows. Islamic Republ ...

Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis: South Korea envoy

Reuters - 2017-05-18 01:08
SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told South Korea's presidential envoy that Washington was willing to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis through engagement under the right conditions, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported on Thursday ...

US Special Envoy Meets SDF, YPG in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-05-17 20:13
ERBIL — The US Special Presidential Envoy to the anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition, Brett McGurk reportedly traveled on Wednesday to the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) to meet with local military officials and review the latest developments. The influential U ...

JCPOA proves Iran's righteousness, loyalty: Mirsalim

KurdPress - 2017-05-17 07:18
Iran Presidential candidate Mostafa Aqa Mirsalim said on Tuesday that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was a very complicated issue full of ambiguities, but Iran's righteousness was proven after approval of the JCPOA. ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets US Special Presidential Envoy

KRG-Spain - 2017-05-17 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the US Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, Brett McGurk, and his accompanying delegation, including the US Ambassador to Iraq and th ...

We need a revolutionary government to cash JCPOA cheque: Raeisi

KurdPress - 2017-05-16 11:29
Iranian Presidential candidate Hojatoleslam Ebrahim Raeisi termed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as a pledge for the country, saying the country has carried out all its obligations while the other party has failed to do so. ...

Iran to open polling stations in Kurdistan Region

KurdPress - 2017-05-16 11:29
The Iranian Government will open polling stations for eligible citizens living in the Kurdistan Region to cast their ballot in the country's May 19 presidential election, an official from the Iranian Embassy in Erbil said on Monday, May 15. ...

Iraq Urges US to Assist with Rebuilding Efforts

BAS News - 2017-05-16 01:44
ISTANBUL — Major General Muhammed al-Shimary with Nineveh Operations Command who on Monday met with Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (IS), during the latter’s visit to Iraq, asked the US offic ...

Barzani and McGurk Review Anti-IS Military Campaign

BAS News - 2017-05-15 15:19
Barzani met with a US delegation headed by Brett McGurk in Erbil ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition against the Islamic State (IS) discussed the anti-IS military e ...

Nechirvan Barzani, McGurk discuss political issues, IS fight

KurdPress - 2017-05-15 12:54
The United States’ Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk arrived on Sunday evening in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region, where he met Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani. The two sides discussed Erbil-Washington rel ...

Economic woes dominate Iran's presidential race

KurdPress - 2017-05-15 12:54
Poverty takes the center stage in Iran's presidential campaigning as candidates travel across the country to take their message to the voters ahead of an expected close race on Friday. ...

Candidate reviews main problems facing Iran’s economy

KurdPress - 2017-05-15 12:54
One of the candidates of the forthcoming presidential election described the questions of unemployment, recession and high prices as three major problems for the country’s economy, IRNA reported. ...

McGurk and PM Barzani Stress Close Ties Between Erbil and Washington

BAS News - 2017-05-15 10:01
Nechirvan Barzani and Brett McGurk met in Erbil on Sunday ERBIL — Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani met with the US Special Presidential Envoy to the International Coalition against the Islamic State (IS), Brett McGu ...

Upcoming election ‘historical decision,’ Rouhani says

KurdPress - 2017-05-14 13:11
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has said that Friday’s presidential election will place the country at a critical juncture, and its people must choose between peace or tension, AP reported. ...

France's Macron appoints Elysee secretary general, diplomatic advisor

Reuters - 2017-05-14 12:18
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron appointed Alexis Kohler on Sunday as secretary general of the Elysee palace, the most powerful role among presidential staff, while career diplomat Philippe Etienne was named as his top foreign policy adv ...

Leader's speech on presidential election

KurdPress - 2017-05-11 11:03
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Leader has warned against any attempt to disrupt security during the May 19th presidential election. ...

Le Pen must realize debate over quitting euro is over, top aide says

Reuters - 2017-05-11 10:41
PARIS (Reuters) - Marine Le Pen needs to learn the lessons from her French presidential election defeat to Emmanuel Macron and accept that her National Front (FN) party must drop its policy of quitting the euro, one of her top aides said on Thursday. ...

South Koreans vote in historic presidential election

Waar Media - 2017-05-09 16:01
WAAR-DUHOK: South Koreans went to the polls Tuesday to choose a new president after Park Geun-Hye was ousted and indicted for corruption, against a backdrop of high tensions with the nuclear-armed North. Voters have been galvanised by anger over the spra ...
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