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Iran, Russia, Turkey plan stabilizing Syria: Deputy FM

KurdPress - 2017-08-06 11:23
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov said creating safe zones in Syria will 'reduce tensions' and 'curb terrorist activities'. ...

MSD: NC deviated Syrian revolution

ANHA - 2017-08-01 11:53
The presidential body of Democratic Syrian Council (MSD) stated that the so-called Syrian Opponent Coalition is the main reason of deviating the Syrian revolution and preventing Syrian people from achieving their aspirations describing the statement as "f ...

Kurdish media mogul aims to establish own party

Aranews - 2017-07-27 01:42
ARA News Shaswar Qadir, the owner of Kurdistan’s NRT pro-opposition television network, said that he wants to establish a new political party in Iraqi Kurdistan. On November 1, 2017, parliamentary and presidential elections will take place in the Kurdist ...

Trump Ranks Himself Just Behind Lincoln

Waar Media - 2017-07-26 18:48
WAAR-DUHOK: President Donald Trump told supporters in Youngstown, Ohio, on Tuesday night that “it’s so easy” for him to act presidential ― it’s just not what’s required for him to accomplish his goals. In fact, he said, he could act more presidential tha ...

Russia to Send T-90 Tanks to Iraq

BAS News - 2017-07-20 20:06
IZMIR — Senior Russian presidential official confirmed on Wednesday that Iraq will receive a large number of Russian T-90 tanks by the end of 2017. According to Vladimir Kojen, Russia's presidential assistant for military cooperation, who spoke to the Ru ...

Anti-Maduro strike paralyzes swathes of Venezuela

Reuters - 2017-07-20 18:29
CARACAS (Reuters) - Many Venezuelan streets were barricaded and deserted on Thursday for a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand a presidential election and the abandonment of a plan for a new congress they fear would institute dicta ...

Kurdistan to Hold Parliamentary, Presidential Elections on November 1st

Waar Media - 2017-07-20 13:31
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region Presidency has set Wednesday, November 1st as the date for holding parliamentary and presidential elections. Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani signed a decree on Wednesday according to which the parliamentary and pres ...

US Senate icon McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

Waar Media - 2017-07-20 13:31
WAAR-DUHOK: US Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war and the maverick 2008 Republican presidential nominee, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, his office announced Wednesday. The 80-year-old lawmaker from Arizona underwent surgery to remove a ...

Kurdistan to Hold Parliamentary, Presidential Elections on November 1st

BAS News - 2017-07-19 17:16
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Presidency has set Wednesday, November 1st as the date for holding parliamentary and presidential elections. Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani signed a decree on Wednesday according to which the parliamentary and presiden ...

Remarks at Global Coalition Small Group Meeting – July 13 2017

The Global Coalition - 2017-07-17 23:31
Read remarks made by Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to defeat Daesh, Brett McGurk, and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Iraq Dr Naufel al Hassan at the Small Group Meeting of the Global Coalition, which took place in Was ...

Trump arrives in Paris with Russia scandal in tow

Waar Media - 2017-07-13 13:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Donald Trump arrived in Paris on Thursday for a presidential visit filled with Bastille Day pomp and which the White House hopes will offer respite from rolling scandal back home. Air Force One touched down at Paris’ Orly airport shortly afte ...

Barzani, McGurk discuss independence, Mosul operation in meeting

KurdPress - 2017-07-10 13:41
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received on Sunday a US delegation headed by Brett McGurk, the Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition against Islamic State (IS) in Erbil where the two sides discussed issues including the upcoming ref ...

Barzani and McGurk discussed Kurdistan independence referendum

Waar Media - 2017-07-09 17:53
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received on Sunday a US delegation headed by Brett McGurk, the Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition against Islamic State (IS). Barzani and McGurk discussed a number of pressing issues i ...

PM Barzani and McGurk Discuss Future of Iraq

BAS News - 2017-07-09 11:51
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with US Special Presidential Envoy to the Coalition against the Islamic State (IS) on Saturday in Erbil. The officials discussed a number of pressing issues, including Mosul ...

Nechirvan Barzani, Brett McGurk discuss regional developments, referendum

KurdPress - 2017-07-09 10:47
Kurdistan Region Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and Brett McGurk the US Special Presidential Envoy to the coalition to defeat IS met on Saturday in Erbil where they discussed regional issues and ties between Erbil and Baghdad, ...

Coalition Members to Discuss Support for Iraq After IS

BAS News - 2017-07-09 00:02
ERBIL — A meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (IS) will be hosted next week, in order for member states to discuss means of supporting Iraq after the defeat of the extremist group. Brett McGurk, US Special Presidential Envoy for ...

A statement to protest AOIJ linguistic discrimination to join IFJ

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-07-07 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network- Association of Iranian Journalists (AOIJ) joined the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in 1997, but in 2009, two months after the presidential election, the former Prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi shut down the entit ...

Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh

The Global Coalition - 2017-07-06 19:52
Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh Brett McGurk will host senior leaders of the Coalition for a series of meetings in Washington D.C next week. On July 11, the Coalition’s Working Groups on Counter Finance, Foreign Terrori ...

Russian Defence Minister arrived in Istanbul and he will meet with Erdogan

Waar Media - 2017-07-02 17:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is hosting Russian Federation Defense Minister Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shoygu on Sunday at the Tarabya Presidential Palace in İstanbul, CNN Türk reported. Shoygu’s visit takes place following a recent exch ...

US Presidential Envoy Visits Turkey

BAS News - 2017-07-01 00:35
SOFIA — US Presidential Envoy to the international coalition against the Islamic State (IS), Brett McGurk, visited Turkey on Friday following his visit to northern Syria, where he met with local Kurdish and Arab officials. McGurk's trip to the two countr ...

US shows readiness to support al-Raqqa Civil Council

ANHA - 2017-06-29 15:07
Al-Raqqa Civil Council representatives assured that the US Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to counter IS Brett McGurk and the delegation accompanying him showed the US’ readiness to provide full support for al-Raqqa people and its civil council ...

McGurk visits Raqqa, SDF amid growing tensions between US and Turkey

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-28 17:15
The US Presidential Envoy to the International Coalition against the Islamic State (IS), Brett McGurk, stands on front of the headquarters of Raqqa Council in AIn Issa town, Raqqa governorate, Syria, June 28, 2017. (Photo: Hawar News Agency/ANHA) ...

McGurk meets al-Raqqa Civil Council

ANHA - 2017-06-28 15:50
US Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition Brett McGurk is meeting al-Raqqa Civil Council, then he will be meeting a number of Syrian Democratic Forces commanders. ...

US presidential envoy is in al-Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-06-28 15:50
US Special presidential envoy to the Global Coalition Brett McGurk met al-Raqqa Civil Council members and representatives in Ayn Issa Council office on Wednesday afternoon. ...

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 ...

Hassan Rouhani reelected as Iran’s president

KurdPress - 2017-05-20 12:17
Hassan Rouhani has won Iran’s 12th presidential election, receiving a popular mandate for another four years in presidential office, official said. ...

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. ...
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