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Turkish diasporans begin voting in referendum
Waar Media - 2017-03-27 13:10
WAAR-DUHOK: Absentee voting for Turkish citizens living in several western European countries on the referendum for constitutional changes that is seen as increasing presidential powers begins on Monday, while Turks in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq can b ...

France’s Le Pen meets Putin in Moscow
Rojikurd - 2017-03-25 00:09
Front National leader Marine Le Pen has met with Vladimir Putin and Russian lawmakers in Moscow. Russia has been cozying up to right-wing candidates and meddling in European and US elections. French right-wing leader and presidential candidate Marine Le P ...

France's Le Pen calls for end to 'Francafrique' relations, CFA franc currency
Reuters - 2017-03-22 23:20
N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen pledged on Wednesday to break with her country's decades-old relationship with Africa known as "Francafrique" and abolish the CFA franc currency policy that binds Paris and its fo ...

France's Fillon under fire, even from allies, one month from election
Reuters - 2017-03-22 14:23
PARIS (Reuters) - Right-wing presidential candidate Francois Fillon was back under fire on Wednesday following new media reports of conflicts of financial and political interest while a party ally attacked a key part of his radical economic recovery progr ...

Car bomb explodes near presidential palace in Somalia capital
Reuters - 2017-03-21 17:09
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint less than a kilometer away from the presidential compound in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, police said. ...

Turkey summons German envoy over Kurdish rally in Frankfurt
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
ISTANBUL,— Turkey summoned Germany’s ambassador to express its fury over a Frankfurt rally where protesters brandished insignia of Kurdish militants, the presidential spokesman said Sunday, denouncing it as a “scandal”. Some 30,000 Kurdish protesters att ...

South Korea's ex-president hounded over dumped dogs
Reuters - 2017-03-14 10:15
SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean animal rights group has filed a complaint with police against former president Park Geun-hye for abandoning nine pet dogs in the presidential Blue House after being dismissed from office. ...

Barzani, McGurk review Mosul campaign
KurdPress - 2017-03-13 23:23
Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani and Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (IS), discussed bilateral ties and the anti-IS military efforts in Mosul. ...

IS Militants Left in Mosul Going to Die: US Envoy
BAS News - 2017-03-13 19:44
ISTANBUL — Islamic State (IS) militants remaining in western Mosul are trapped, as the last road out of the city has been cut off by the Iraqi forces, said Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter Islamic State (IS). A ...

Barzani and McGurk Review Mosul Campaign
BAS News - 2017-03-13 14:49
A US delegation headed by Brett McGurk met with Barzani ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (IS) discussed bilateral ties and the anti- ...

President Barzani Meets US Special Envoy
Waar Media - 2017-03-13 14:43
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Regional President, Masoud Barzani met with Brett McGurk, the special presidential envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition on Monday. Joining McGurk were Douglas Silliman, the US Ambassador to Iraq, and Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, ...

IS “Trapped” in Mosul: US Envoy
BAS News - 2017-03-12 22:56
The jihadists are going to die there, McGurk says MOSUL — US special presidential envoy to the anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition has said IS jihadists are “trapped” inside Mosul. “Any of the fighters left in Mosul, they’re going to die there,” Brett McGu ...

KNK considered March 12th Uprising base of DAA
ANHA - 2017-03-12 13:45
The Presidential Commission in the Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) considered the uprising of March 12th the ...

It’s rude for US officials to talk about Iran’s elections: spokesman
KurdPress - 2017-03-09 13:31
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Wednesday while the Americans took to the streets to protest to latest controversial presidential election in that country, it is rude for the US officials to talk about Iran’s elections. ...

Peshmerga, Iraqi Forces Cooperation Destroying IS: US Envoy
BAS News - 2017-03-08 00:57
ERBIL — The cooperation between Kurdistan Region Peshmerga and the Iraqi forces is destroying the Islamic State (IS), said Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy to the coalition battling IS. McGurk made the remark after Iraqi Prime Minister Hai ...

Kurdistan Regional Government allocates $ 20 million for the holding of parliamentary and presidential elections
Kurdiu - 2017-03-07 23:13

Rouhani talks rights as Iran election nears, critic attacks him on economy
Reuters - 2017-03-07 21:16
BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani should apologize to the Iranian people if he cannot show that the economy has improved, one of Iran's most prominent hardliners said on Tuesday, setting a battle line for a presidential election in May. ...

French candidate Fillon says will not quit presidential race
Orient News - 2017-03-07 02:05

Is Trump Russia’s Manchurian Candidate? No. Here’s Why
Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-03-06 19:26
“Is Trump a Manchurian Candidate?” The Trump as “Manchurian Candidate” scenario has been a constant query for my colleagues and I since we published our warnings in August and November last year about Russia’s influence campaign on the U.S. presidential ...

Ex-French President Sarkozy seeks meeting with Fillon and Juppe
Reuters - 2017-03-06 10:30
PARIS (Reuters) - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on Monday for a meeting with Francois Fillon and another senior conservative figure, Alain Juppe, in a bid to hammer out a solution to the crisis facing Fillon's presidential election campai ...

Fillon France election: Party brings forward crisis meeting
BBC - 2017-03-05 01:03
Pressure grows for conservative candidate Francois Fillon to pull out of the presidential race. ...

France's Fillon under fire as party chiefs bring forward crisis meeting
Reuters - 2017-03-04 20:38
PARIS (Reuters) - Embattled French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was under growing pressure to quit the race on Saturday as his party leaders brought forward a meeting to discuss the situation and former allies shied away from a planned rally to ...

Russia says Kurds need to join Syrian talks in Geneva
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
MOSCOW,— Moscow believes it necessary to engage the Kurds in the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told reporters on Monday. “The Kurds’ participation ...

Turkey opposes creation of safe zones in Syria’s Kurdish areas
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
MOSCOW,— Ankara would be against the creation of safe zones in Kurdish areas in Syria because they might be used by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Turkish chief presidential adviser Ilnur Cevik told Sputnik. “It depends where they want to create a s ...

Kurdistan’s Barzani says parliament, presidential elections to be held in September
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Masoud Barzani said the Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament and presidential elections will be held in September this year. “There will be two elections in September: parliament and presidential,” Barzani said during an int ...

French police raid presidential candidate Fillon’s home
Orient News - 2017-03-04 02:00

Macron gets poll boost in French presidential race as Fillon crisis deepens
Reuters - 2017-03-03 13:06
PARIS (Reuters) - Independent centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron consolidated his status as favorite for the French presidency on Friday as pressure mounted on scandal-hit conservative rival Francois Fillon to pull out. ...

Massoud Barzani : I will not run for the presidential election
Kurdiu - 2017-03-02 18:30

European Parliament strips Le Pen of immunity over ‘Islamic State’ tweets
Waar Media - 2017-03-02 14:15
WAAR-DUHOK: Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been stripped of parliamentary immunity. The move allows a Paris court to prosecute her for posting images of Islamic State (ISIS) brutality on Twitter in 2015. Members of European Par ...

French presidential candidate Macron criticizes Trump's policies
Reuters - 2017-03-02 13:35
PARIS (Reuters) - French presidential candidate and current frontrunner Emmanuel Macron on Thursday criticized the protectionist and environmental policies of U.S President Donald Trump. ...

Barzani: Parliament, presidential elections to be held in September
NRT - 2017-03-02 10:58

French Mediapart journalist says judicial source denies report on Fillon's wife
Reuters - 2017-03-01 11:52
PARIS (Reuters) - A journalist for French investigative web site Mediapart said his report that the wife of conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon was being held for questioning by police had been denied by a judicial source. ...

Iran’s Rouhani plans to run for next term
Waar Media - 2017-02-28 10:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani plans to run for next term in the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for May 19, 2017. President Hassan Rouhani has decided to run for re-election in May, IRNA reported referring to Vice-President for Pa ...

Kurds Should Join Syria Talks in Geneva: Russian Diplomat
BAS News - 2017-02-28 00:16
ISTANBUL — An adamant proponent of Kurds’ inclusion in the inter-Syrian peace talks, Russia, has reiterated its position on the issue once again. "The Kurds’ participation issue is still pressing,” said the Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Midd ...

KNK: condolence to the family of Esa Moosa and his relatives
ANHA - 2017-02-27 11:20
NEWS DESK- The Kurdistan National Congress’ Presidential Board released on Sunday a statement paying condolences to family and relatives of the friend of Kurdish people and lawyer of leader Abdullah Ocalan Esa Musa who passed away on February 26. The stat ...

France's Le Pen refuses police interview over funding claims
BBC - 2017-02-24 15:02
Presidential candidate Marine Le Pen will not speak to police about her alleged misuse of EU funds. ...

IS Trapped After Losing Mosul Airport: US Envoy
BAS News - 2017-02-23 20:53
MOSUL — Islamic State (IS) militants are now trapped after the Iraqi security forces have recaptured the Mosul airport, said Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition Countering IS. McGurk also congratulated the Iraqi forces ...

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. ...

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