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KRG halts preparations for Nov. 1 polls

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Wednesday announced its decision to suspend preparations for KRG presidential and parliamentary elections slated for Nov. 1. ...

Kurdistan electoral commission rejects Gorran presidential candidate

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan region’s electoral commission said on Saturday that it has rejected a request by the Change Movement (Gorran) to nominate a candidate for the Kurdistan region’s presidential election set for November 1 ...

No Decision Yet to Postpone Kurdistan’s Elections: MP

BAS News - 2017-10-11 22:03
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region has not yet made a decision to put off the scheduled parliamentary and presidential elections, said a lawmaker. MP Wahid Hormozi told BasNews that the political factions in the parliament are expected to decide on the issue i ...

How to Ensure a Credible, Peaceful Presidential Vote in Kenya

International Crisis Group - 2017-10-02 16:14
Following the annulment of August’s historic vote, Kenya must hold repeat presidential elections by 1 November. But rising tensions and the threat of an opposition boycott could result in missing the vote's deadline and risk a constitutional crisis. Both ...

Erdogan, Putin discuss Kurdistan Region on phone

KurdPress - 2017-09-25 17:37
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed Iraq and Syria on the phone, a Turkish presidential source said on Monday. ...

McGurk, Jihadi John and the rest

BAS News - 2017-09-18 18:09
The recent statements by Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy for the War against Islamic State, which were made during a press conference about Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum, have caused concerns among people. The public opinion ...

IHERC Extends Duration for Presidential Nomination

BAS News - 2017-09-17 23:06
ERBIL— Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) announced on Sunday that the duration for nominating candidates for the position of Kurdistan Region's president has been extended. The nomination deadline has been extended from Septemb ...

Barzani and McGurk to Meet in Erbil on Septembet 13

Waar Media - 2017-09-12 17:09
WAAR-DUHOK: The US Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition against Islamic State Brett McGurk is expected to meet with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani for talks over a number of issues, a Kurdish official said on Tuesday. Muhammed Haji Mahmu ...

Barzani and McGurk to Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-09-12 14:46
ERBIL — The US Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition against Islamic State Brett McGurk is expected to meet with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani for talks over a number of issues, a Kurdish official said on Tuesday. Muhammed Haji Mahmud, S ...

Aref: elections’ success means occupation failure

ANHA - 2017-09-12 12:58
A member of the Executive Committee of the Northern Syrian Council Rohlat Aref said that the escalation of the Turkish occupation of his attacks on the region of Afrin aim to thwart the presidential elections for co-chair of the communes , and pointed out ...

Erdogan, Trump agree to meet during UN assembly

Waar Media - 2017-09-10 16:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday, according to Turkish Presidency. Two leaders, said a statement by the Presidential Press Office, agreed to hold a private meeting d ...

Kenya: A Historic Decision, A Tough Road Ahead

International Crisis Group - 2017-09-04 20:27
Kenya’s Supreme Court decision to annul the 8 August presidential election is bold and historic, but the path ahead will be fraught. A successful rerun within 60 days will need compromise on a better electoral commission, more accountable policing and mo ...

Tribal Peace Talks over Death of Baghdad Official Underway

BAS News - 2017-08-27 18:00
ERBIL— The commanders from the Iraqi Presidential Brigade on Sunday met with elderly and chieftains of al-Dora to ease the tension which aroused after the assassination of a clan member. Sa'er Kadhim, the deputy for mayor of Dora (southern Baghdad) was " ...

Egypt cancels Jared Kushner meeting with minister after denial of aid

Waar Media - 2017-08-24 14:48
WAAR-DUHOK: Egypt called off a scheduled meeting between its foreign minister and top US presidential adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday after the United States decided to withhold millions of dollars in aid. But President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi would meet ...

Barzani: Neither I Nor Any of My Relatives Will Run for President

BAS News - 2017-08-20 15:42
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said on Sunday that neither he nor any of his relative would run for president in the upcoming presidential elections. “The elections will be held in November as scheduled. Neither I nor any of my relativ ...

Kurdish commander call for people to partake elections

ANHA - 2017-08-16 14:04
The member of Presidential Council of Kurdish National Coalition in Syria Saleh Keddo described the co-chair of Democratic North-Syria Federation Fowza Youssef's calling for all the parties, organizations and institutions to participate in the Democratic ...

Egypt’s Moussa rejects calls to extend presidential terms

Waar Media - 2017-08-13 18:29
WAAR-DUHOK: The head of the panel that drafted Egypt’s 2014 constitution, possibly the most progressive in the country’s history, denounced calls to amend the charter on Saturday, saying in a carefully-worded statement that parliament should focus instea ...

Iraqi Kurdistan government earmarks US$31.8 million election budget

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has dedicated 37 billion Iraqi dinars ($31.8 million) for the Region’s parliamentary and presidential elections, Jutiar Adil, a member of the Independent High Electoral Co ...

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 ...
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