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Le Pen aides taken into French police custody
Reuters - 2017-02-22 14:56
PARIS (Reuters) - French police detained far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's bodyguard and chief of staff in custody on Wednesday for questioning over alleged misuse of European Union funds to pay parliamentary assistants, Le Pen's lawyer sai ...

Le Pen refuses headscarf, nixes talks with Lebanon cleric
Waar Media - 2017-02-22 12:50
WAAR-DUHOK: France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused to don a headscarf for a meeting with Lebanon’s top Sunni Muslim cleric on Tuesday and walked away from the scheduled appointment after a brief squabble at the entrance. The deba ...

Kremlin: Putin made no statements on participation in 2018 presidential election
Waar Media - 2017-02-21 15:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday that Vladimir Putin had not announced yet whether he was going to seek a new presidential term in 2018 because it was too early. “We have yet enough time before the election campaign,” ...

France's far right denounces 'media stunt' over fake jobs probe
Reuters - 2017-02-20 21:23
PARIS (Reuters) - France's far-right National Front accused authorities of staging a media stunt on Monday to influence the presidential election after police searched its headquarters in an investigation into "fake jobs". ...

US Pays Tribute to Peshmerga Sacrifices: Official
BAS News - 2017-02-19 21:04
ERBIL — The US Special Presidential Envoy for Global Coalition to Counter Islamic State (IS), Brett McGurk has reiterated his country’s support for Peshmerga forces, saying they pay tribute to the sacrifices made by the Kurdish forces. Following a meetin ...

Barzani and McGurk Discuss Terror Countering
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 14:27
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy for Global Coalition to Counter Islamic State (ISIS), met on Sunday and discussed the latest developments in the battle of Mosul and the role of Pes ...

Barzani and McGurk Discuss War on IS
BAS News - 2017-02-19 11:53
The US continues to support Kurdistan Region in battling terrorism, McGurk says MUNICH — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy for Global Coalition to Counter Islamic State (IS), met on Sunday and d ...

Barack Obama Ranked 12th Best U.S. President Ever in Major Survey of Historians
Waar Media - 2017-02-18 13:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Barack Obama has been whisked to a very good table at the club of former presidents, according to a C-SPAN survey of 91 presidential historians published on Friday. Obama’s 12th-place ranking only a month after leaving office is the best for a ...

Rebel French lawmaker raps presidential candidate Fillon ahead of Sarkozy talks
Reuters - 2017-02-15 10:19
PARIS (Reuters) - France's scandal-hit presidential candidate Francois Fillon came under renewed attack from within his conservative camp on Wednesday ahead of planned talks with former president Nicolas Sarkozy that Fillon hopes will restore party unity. ...

Kremlin: Flynn’s resignation is Washington’s internal affair
Waar Media - 2017-02-14 15:52
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kremlin will not comment on the reasons for US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation as it is Washington’s internal affair, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday. “We would like to refrain ...

French conservative lawmakers ask for party meeting to discuss Fillon crisis
Reuters - 2017-02-14 11:41
PARIS (Reuters) - A group of French conservative lawmakers on Tuesday asked for a meeting of the party leadership to discuss the situation surrounding presidential candidate Francois Fillon, amid ongoing allegations of fake work by his wife. ...

KCK: freedom days are imminent
ANHA - 2017-02-13 15:30
The Presidential Council of Kurdistan Communities Union(KCK) stated that Ocalan’s resistance and Kurds support for him thwarted the international conspiracy, the council added that Kurdistan is about reaching its days of freedom and promised to achieve “c ...

French election contender Macron is Russian 'fake news' target: party chief
Reuters - 2017-02-13 13:22
PARIS (Reuters) - French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is a "fake news" target of Russian media and his campaign is facing thousands of cyber attacks, his party chief said on Monday. ...

Over 600 projects to kick off in Iran’s Kurdish province ahead of presidential elections
Rûdaw - 2017-02-11 09:39
Rouhani will most likely need the support of voters in Kurdish regions of the country to secure a second term in office ...

Erdogan backs presidential powers bill as referendum looms
Waar Media - 2017-02-10 12:55
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has approved a constitutional reform bill paving the way for an executive presidential system, his office said on Friday, and a deputy prime minister said a referendum on the issue was expected on 16 April. Er ...

Erdogan asks Trump: Stop supporting Kurdish YPG militia
Waar Media - 2017-02-08 14:05
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed in a phone call overnight to act together regarding the Islamic State controlled Syrian towns of al-Bab and Raqqa, Turkish presidential sources said on Wednesday. The two ...

Somali elections: Mogadishu traffic ban ahead of presidential vote
BBC - 2017-02-08 09:30
The election is set to take place despite intense attacks by the Islamist group al-Shabab. ...

France's Fillon to launch counter-offensive: sources
Reuters - 2017-02-06 11:26
PARIS (Reuters) - French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon will launch a counter-attack on Monday to defend himself after more than a week of damaging allegations that he paid large sums of public money his wife for work she did not do, ...

France’s scandal-hit Fillon faces new calls to quit presidential race Orient Net Heavyweight centrist Francois Bayrou joined calls on Sunday for French presidential candidate Francois Fillon to ..
Orient News - 2017-02-06 02:03

The Kurdish dilemma / Murat Yetkin
KurdPress - 2017-02-03 22:58
It seems that Kurdish-origin voters are going to play an important role in Turkey’s upcoming referendum for a shift to an executive presidential system, while the Kurdish problem is also gaining importance in efforts to find a lasting peace in Syria. The ...

U.S. Consulate in Kurdistan halts visas for Iraqis, Syrians, Iranians
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The U.S. Consulate General in Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil issued a statement on Saturday warning that a temporary suspension of visas to Iraqi nationals had taken place after a U.S. Presidential executive orde ...

French police search Fillon's office as fake pay affair gathers pace
Reuters - 2017-01-31 19:07
PARIS (Reuters) - Police searched French presidential candidate Francois Fillon's office in parliament on Tuesday as an inquiry into his wife's income threatened his campaign and party grandees began to consider a 'Plan B' without him. ...

Francois Fillon to quit French presidential race if charged
Orient News - 2017-01-29 02:01

Noam Chomsky expresses concern over Turkey’s changing system to presidential
KurdPress - 2017-01-28 11:08
The U.S. prominent philosopher Noam Chomsky has expressed his concern over Turkey’s plan to change the country’s system from parliamentary to executive presidential. ...

Francois Fillon to quit French presidential race if he charged
Orient News - 2017-01-28 02:03

Thousands protest outside Taiwan Presidential Office over pension reform plan
Reuters - 2017-01-22 11:46
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Thousands of military personnel, teachers, police and civil servants protested a plan to reform Taiwan's pension system outside of the Presidential Office in Taipei on Sunday, as a national conference to discuss reform was held in the O ...

Turkey Parliament passes presidential system
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-22 03:35
A view from Turkey's Grand National Assembly as lawmakers take their turns to cast vote, Ankara, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo: DHA) ...

Turkish parliament approves change to presidential system
Rûdaw - 2017-01-21 12:53
"We have done our job. Now we convey the issue to its real owner, our people," ...

West African leaders in crisis talks as Gambia leader's mandate ends
Reuters - 2017-01-19 02:46
DAKAR (Reuters) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz flew to Senegal to meet with President Macky Sall after last-ditch talks in Gambia aimed at resolving a crisis over the transfer of presidential powers, a Senegalese presidential source told ...

French ex-PM Valls trails in left-wing TV primary debate: poll
Reuters - 2017-01-15 23:40
PARIS (Reuters) - Former Prime Minister Manuel Valls, long tipped to win the left-wing ticket for France's presidential election this spring, trailed his rivals after a debate on Sunday where his immigration policies came under fire. ...

Iranian, Russian official to discuss Syria developments
KurdPress - 2017-01-14 08:51
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa Mikhail Bogdanov are expected to discuss latest developments in the Middle East including Syria ...

U.S. Vice President Biden to visit Ukraine on January 15
Reuters - 2017-01-12 09:33
KIEV (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ukraine on Sunday and meet President Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine's presidential office said on Thursday. ...

Political crisis in Kurdistan will end if lawless and corrupt officials are removed from power
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
Abdul-Qahar Mustafa | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Iraqi Kurdish politicians from different political parties have recently negotiated with one another to work out their differences over the inactive parliament and presidential issues, with the hope to put an e ...

Turkish parliament votes to advance 'Presidential Constitution' bill
Kurdish Question - 2017-01-10 20:40
Turkish parliament votes to advance 'Presidential#039; bill ...

Russia ‘tired’ of US hacking allegations
Waar Media - 2017-01-09 20:30
Waar, Duhok: Russia has described as “reminiscent of a witch-hunt” the US allegations that Moscow ran a hacking campaign to influence the American presidential elections. Moscow is tired of the US accusations and the recent US intelligence report detailin ...

Hundreds protest in Ankara against increasing presidential powers
NRT - 2017-01-09 13:48

France thwarts 24,000 cyber attacks
Waar Media - 2017-01-08 14:27
Waar, Duhok: French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said his country was subject of 24,000 cyber-attacks last year. Le Drian said such attacks were increasing and this year’s presidential election could be targeted. According to the defense minister, ...

US intelligence says ‘Putin sough to help’ Trump
Waar Media - 2017-01-07 18:47
Waar, Duhok: A US intelligence report has revealed that Russian President Vladimir Putin attempted to help Donald Trump win the presidential election. The report said that Putin “ordered” a campaign to influence the campaign, a clam that Moscow has not co ...

Turkey's imprisoned Kurdish leader denies links with PKK
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-06 19:12
The imprisoned co-chair of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas seen speaking to his supporters at a rally during his 2014 bid in the presidential elections. (Photo: AP) ...

US 'identifies agents behind Russian DNC attack'
BBC - 2017-01-06 11:58
The agents allegedly handed stolen Democratic emails to WikiLeaks before the US presidential election. ...

US spy chiefs 'resolute' on Russian cyber-interference in presidential poll
SBS - 2017-01-06 11:28

Ukraine moves to blacklist Le Pen over Crimea comments
Reuters - 2017-01-04 15:07
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine indicated on Wednesday it would bar French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen from entering the country after comments she made that appeared to legitimize Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014. ...

French President brings five tons of aid to Kurdistan
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-03 17:57
The French Presidential airplane arrives at Erbil International Airport (EIA), Kurdistan Region, Jan. 2, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

South Korea scandal: Daughter of Choi Soon-sil arrested
BBC - 2017-01-02 05:47
The daughter of the woman at the centre of South Korea's presidential scandal is arrested in Denmark, say police. ...

Will Turkey's economic crisis doom presidential system? / Mustafa Sonmez
KurdPress - 2016-12-31 03:19
In a few days, Turkey will leave a tough year behind, fraught with political and economic setbacks. Two general elections in 2015 had contributed nothing to the country’s stability, instead paving the way for more tension, conflict and polarization. Tens ...

Top US senators call for sanctions on Russia over alleged election hacking
Waar Media - 2016-12-29 18:43
Waar, Duhok: Three top US officials have warned that Russia may face sanctions over the country’s alleged interference in US presidential election. The senators, John McCain and Lindsey Graham, and Democrat Amy Klobuchar, said the move had a cross-party s ...

Will Turkey's economic crisis doom presidential system?
Al Monitor - 2016-12-29 06:25

France's Hollande pardons woman who killed violent husband
Reuters - 2016-12-28 21:17
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday made a rare use of his presidential powers to pardon a woman who had been convicted in 2012 of the murder of her violent husband. ...

French woman who killed husband freed after Hollande pardon
BBC - 2016-12-28 19:06
French woman Jacqueline Sauvage, who murdered her husband, is freed after a presidential pardon. ...

Saving Kurdistan from its Political Drought
Washingtoninstitute - 2016-12-21 03:16
The most difficult challenge currently facing Iraqi Kurdistan is how to define and implement its political system. Even expert observers cannot seem to work out whether it is parliamentary or presidential. Prior to the end of his third term as president, ...

Hillary Clinton blames Russia for defeat to Trump
Waar Media - 2016-12-18 19:42
Waar, Duhok: Hillary Clinton has blamed the FBI and Russia’s alleged intervention in the US presidential election for her defeat to President-elect Donald Trump. ‘Putin publicly blamed me for the outpouring of outrage by his own people, and that is the di ...

Turkey: AKP to submit presidential system bill Saturday
Orient News - 2016-12-11 02:03

Turkey's New 'Presidential Constitution' Offers No Solution to Kurdish Question
Kurdish Question - 2016-12-10 20:30
#039;s New 'Presidential#039; Offers No Solution to Kurdish Question ...

Barzani Speaks Out; Says Budget Law Ambiguous
Kurdishpolicy - 2016-12-08 23:32
Source:[NRT TV : url: http://www.nrttv.com] Masoud Barzani, whose presidential term ened on 19 August 2015, criticizes 2017 Iraqi budget law and says the articles related to Kurdistan share is no clear and can be interpreted differently, especially sectio ...

Obama envoy visits Mosul front, applauds Peshmerga, Iraqi forces
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-06 20:05
Us Presidential Special Envoy Brett McGurk standing next to some Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers on the Khazir front line, east of Mosul, Dec. 5, 2016. (Photo: Tamer El-Ghobashy) ...

Obama’s envoy meets senior Kurdish officials, discusses Mosul offensive
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-06 06:17
The US Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk (L) and the President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani in Erbil, Dec. 3, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan Region Presidency) ...

Presidential elections in Austria: KES congratulates Van der Bellen on his victory
Kurdish-European Society - 2016-12-05 18:51
By a clear majority Alexander Van der Bellen was elected as the... ...

Turkey’s ruling AKP party set to submit constitution bill within two weeks
E-Kurd - 2016-12-01 09:59
ANKARA,— Turkey’s ruling AK Party will submit to parliament within two weeks a draft constitution reform law that will expand presidential powers, the head of the assembly’s constitutional commission said on Monday. Dogan news agency cited the AKP’s Musta ...

The American Presidential Election of 2016 and the Middle East: The Biggest Losers and Winners
Kurdistantribune - 2016-11-25 06:55

Obama honors to 21 key figures with Presidential Medal of Freedom
Waar Media - 2016-11-24 17:41
Waar, Duhok: US President Barack Obama honored a number of achievers including an architect, artist, basketball star and actors with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House for their career achievements. Experimental architect Frank Gehry (wi ...

US presidential election not to impact Iran's foreign policy: Rouhani
KurdPress - 2016-11-23 14:36
Iran President Hassan Rouhani stated that the US presidential election has no impact on Iran's foreign policy. ...

Iraqis voice concern Trump winning U.S. presidential election
KurdPress - 2016-11-23 14:36
Iraqis voiced concern on Wednesday (November 9) over Donald Trump winning the White House, Reuters reported. ...

US policy in Syria unlikely to change during Trump presidency: Salih Muslim
KurdPress - 2016-11-23 14:36
The co-Leader of Syrian Pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) Saleh Muslim stated that US strategy in Syria wouldn’t be changed after Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential elections on November 9. ...

Erdogan may stay in power until 2029 / Serkan Demirtas
KurdPress - 2016-11-23 14:36
It was on Oct. 11, when the head of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Devlet Bahceli revived a long-standing discussion on the introduction of the presidential system and signaled his party’s support to a charter amendment to be drafted by the Justice ...

Who’s who in France’s right-wing presidential primaries?
Rojikurd - 2016-11-22 00:05
Left-Right: Alain Juppé, François Fillon, Bruno Le Maire, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Nicolas Sarkozy, Jean-Frédéric Poisson, Jean-François Copé at te final debate before the primaryReuters/Eric Feferberg/Pool The first-ever primary to choose the mainstre ...

US presidential election not to impact Iran's foreign policy: Rouhani
KurdPress - 2016-11-19 09:38
Iran President Hassan Rouhani stated that the US presidential election has no impact on Iran's foreign policy. ...

Iraqis voice concern Trump winning U.S. presidential election
KurdPress - 2016-11-19 09:38
Iraqis voiced concern on Wednesday (November 9) over Donald Trump winning the White House, Reuters reported. ...

US policy in Syria unlikely to change during Trump presidency: Salih Muslim
KurdPress - 2016-11-19 09:38
The co-Leader of Syrian Pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) Saleh Muslim stated that US strategy in Syria wouldn’t be changed after Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential elections on November 9. ...

Erdogan may stay in power until 2029 / Serkan Demirtas
KurdPress - 2016-11-19 09:38
It was on Oct. 11, when the head of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Devlet Bahceli revived a long-standing discussion on the introduction of the presidential system and signaled his party’s support to a charter amendment to be drafted by the Justice ...

Clinton’s Plan to Arm the Kurds
House of Kurds - 2016-11-17 21:13
Last Sunday night’s presidential debate was certainly interesting. As with the previous debate, there was a lot of name calling, interruptions, and overall not a whole lot of specifics or substance. However, my ears did perk up when Clinton mentioned armi ...

Hillary Clinton blames FBI for election loss
Waar Media - 2016-11-13 22:43
Waar, Duhok: Hillary Clinton has laid the blame on the FBI’s decision to revive an investigation into her email accounts for her defeat in the US presidential election. Clinton said on Saturday that her campaign was in the lead until FBI director James Co ...

'Bloody battles and great chaos': Islamist extremists welcome Trump's victory
The Guardian - 2016-11-11 02:40
Abdullah al-Muhaisny, a key authority among radical circles in Syria, says Trump presidency will sow division and expose west’s hatred of MuslimsJihadis have welcomed Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the American presidential race, saying his election w ...

Congratulations to Mr. Trump Deputy Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. presidential election:
Perlemanikurdistan - 2016-11-10 13:49

U.S. policy toward Syria unlikely to change after Trump victory: Kurdish leader
E-Kurd - 2016-11-09 21:49
BRUSSELS,— Syria’s Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) co-chairman Salih Muslim stated that US strategy in Syria wouldn’t be changed after Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential elections. The United States is likely to pursue Baraсk Obama administra ...

What to expect from the US presidential candidates
Orient News - 2016-11-09 02:01

Kurdistan to join drawing Mosul's post-liberation roadmap: Presidential Adviser - Iraqi News
Iraqinews - 2016-11-07 08:21

Americans discontented, stressed about ongoing presidential election
Orient News - 2016-11-07 02:02

Turkish needs democratic constitution not presidential system: HDP co-chair
KurdPress - 2016-11-06 05:04
A majority of the Turkish society does not want a presidential system but a democratic constitution to provide stability, pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Figen Yuksekdag said on Oct. 25. ...

KRG delegation visits Russia amidst ongoing Mosul offensive
KurdPress - 2016-11-06 05:04
A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) on Tuesday met the Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Mikhail Bogdanov, to discuss bilateral cooperation and the c ...

Presidential Candidates Dr. Jill Stein & Gov. Gary Johnson [Pt. 2] | Interviews | Tavis Smiley | PBS
PBS - 2016-11-03 02:05

The Presidential Body meets SDF command
ANHA - 2016-11-02 10:46
HASAKE- a delegation of the Presidential Body of Syria Democratic Council (SDC) met yesterday with SDF commanders. The SDC delegation included the Co-President of SDC Ilham Ahmad, head of SDC Women Bureau Rojin Rimo, head of Youth Bureau Berçem Khalil and ...

KRG delegation visits Russia amidst ongoing Mosul offensive
KurdPress - 2016-11-02 09:38
A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) on Tuesday met the Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Mikhail Bogdanov, to discuss bilateral cooperation and the c ...

Iraqi Kurds visit Russia amidst ongoing Mosul offensive
Aranews - 2016-11-02 02:43
ARA News Erbil – The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Minister of Foreign Relations Falah Mustafa on Tuesday met the Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Mikhail Bogdanov, ...

Michel Aoun named Lebanon’s 13th president after 2-year vacuum
Waar Media - 2016-11-01 17:07
Waar, Duhok: Michel Aoun has been named Lebanon’s 13th president on Monday, ending a presidential vacuum that has lasted more than two and a half years. Celebrations erupted in Lebanon after the announcement that Aoun was chosen by parliament as the new p ...

American media created “Ken Bone”, then tore him down in its populist, puritanical bizarre fashion
Seth Frantzman - 2016-10-31 01:01
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN “America needed a hero, Kenneth Bone answered the call,” claimed The Washington Post on October 10 just after the US Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald […] ...

The Plague of Putin: A chilling dispatch from a small town in Estonia where residents speak of World War Three and the hundreds of Russian tanks which could invade them at any time
Dailymail - 2016-10-30 03:05
Vladimir Putin has already seized a slice of Ukraine, carpet-bombed an ancient city in Syria, carried out near-constant cyber attacks on the Baltic states, and even interfered in the US presidential election. ...

Turkish needs democratic constitution not presidential system: HDP co-chair
KurdPress - 2016-10-26 08:37
A majority of the Turkish society does not want a presidential system but a democratic constitution to provide stability, pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Figen Yuksekdag said on Oct. 25. ...

Trump says Clinton policy on Syria would lead to World War Three
Dailymail - 2016-10-26 03:40
By Steve Holland DORAL, Fla., Oct 25 (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Democrat Hillary Clinton's plan for S... ...

Trump says Clinton policy on Syria would lead to WWIII
Aranews - 2016-10-26 02:52
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Democrat Hillary Clinton’s plan for Syria would “lead to World War Three,” because of the potential for conflict with military forces from nuclear-armed Russia. In an interview focused ...

Hillary Clinton's record as secretary of state hints at possible presidential role
The Guardian - 2016-10-24 03:05
The Democratic candidate visited 122 countries and faced crises in Afghanistan, Libya and Syria but insiders say she defies easy categorisation as a hawk or doveOne of the first major tasks Hillary Clinton performed on becoming secretary of state was mana ...

President Barzani discusses with Brett McGurk ongoing Mosul offensive
Waar Media - 2016-10-22 22:01
Waar, Duhok: President of Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani met with Mr. Brett McGurk, the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter Is, in Pirmam. “During the meeting President Barzani and Mr. McGurk spoke of the Mosul operation agains ...

Kurdish president Barzani discussed airstrikes and Mosul operation with US coalition envoy
Aranews - 2016-10-22 21:31
ARA News Erbil –The Kurdish President Masoud Barzani received on Saturday a United States government delegation headed by Mr. Brett McGurk, the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (ISIS). During the meeting, wh ...

Turkey’s evolution from soft to hard power / Serkan Demirtas
KurdPress - 2016-10-22 17:42
Turkey is revisiting a long-standing discussion on whether it should adopt a presidential system through a constitutional amendment after Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli opened a new page on the issue. Underlining that President Re ...

UN investigator: Trump is peddling 'lies' on Syria-IS link
Dailymail - 2016-10-22 02:19
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special investigator on counter-terrorism and human rights accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday of p... ...

Iraq fighting in Mosul to help Hillary Clinton, says Trump
E-Kurd - 2016-10-20 08:48
WASHINGTON,— Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that Iraqi forces have launched a major, months-long offensive on an ISIS stronghold to help his rival win the US presidency. The claim, which Democratic candidate Hillary Clint ...

MHP in “filthy bargain” with AKP over presidential system: HDP
KurdPress - 2016-10-20 08:01
The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) is engaged in a with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) over shifting Turkey to a presidential system, pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtas has said. ...

Presidential debate live: Trump and Clinton go head-to-head for final time
The Guardian - 2016-10-20 03:38
Fox News survey shows Hillary Clinton has six-point lead over Donald Trump Sign up for reactions and fact-check alerts for Android phonesHelp us hold power to account by supporting our fearless, independent journalism 2.34am BST Trump interrupts: She has ...

MHP in “filthy bargain” with AKP over presidential system: HDP
KurdPress - 2016-10-19 10:36
The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) is engaged in a with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) over shifting Turkey to a presidential system, pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtas has said. ...

PUK leader’s son Shalaw Kosrat Rasul lightly ‘wounded’ near Mosul
E-Kurd - 2016-10-17 15:46
MOSUL,— The son of a senior Kurdistan government official was lightly wounded early Monday during operations launched to regain the city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS), an advisor said. Vice presidential advisor Shwan Mustafa said Shalaw Kosrat Rasu ...

Brett McGurk: cooperation between Iraqi army, Peshmerga ‘unprecedented’
Waar Media - 2016-10-16 16:51
Waar, Duhok: US Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter IS Brett McGurk has hailed the cooperation between the Iraqi army and Kurdish Peshmerga forces as the operation of liberating Mosul nears In a tweet on Saturday, McGurk describ ...

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