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Spanish court to investigate state terrorism case against Syrian security officials
Rûdaw - 2017-03-28 04:14
This 'brings hope to the thousands of victims of the Syrian conflict' ...

Britain reopens privacy debate after attack, presses tech firms
Reuters - 2017-03-27 19:54
LONDON (Reuters) - British officials have demanded tech firms do much more to give police access to smartphone communications following last week's Westminster attack, just months after new laws gave security services broader powers. ...

PYD Forces Raid House of Rival Politician in Rojava
BAS News - 2017-03-27 17:19
ERBIL — Security forces affiliated with the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), raided the house of a rival politician in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan). While raiding the house, which belongs to Abd ...

Security forces detain 22 in Gaziantep, including HDP, DBP members
NRT - 2017-03-27 16:39

Ivory Coast boosts port security over attack threat
Reuters - 2017-03-26 16:05
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast has ordered an increase of security levels at its ports of Abidjan and San Pedro due to information indicating "probable terrorist attacks" on its national territory, according to a transportation ministry document. ...

Britain reviewing security at parliament after deadly attack
Reuters - 2017-03-26 15:44
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will review security at parliament, ministers said on Sunday, responding to criticism that a gate for vehicles was left open for a time during a deadly attack on Wednesday. ...

Syrian Regime Delegation Meets with PYD in Rojava
BAS News - 2017-03-25 19:45
ERBIL — A delegation from the Syrian Regime met with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) officials in Rojava to discuss the governance of the Kurdish areas in the north of the country. A local source, who wished to remain anonymous for security reasons, con ...

Shi'ite Militias Conducting Random Arrests in Tuz Khurmatu
BAS News - 2017-03-25 18:52
TUZ KHURMATU — The militiamen from Hashd al-Shaabi have launched a campaign of random arrests against the Sunni civilians in the vicinity of Tuz Khurmatu district south of Kirkuk. Faruq Ahmed, chief of Tuz Khurmatu security forces (Asayish), told BasNews ...

Yezidis Leave PKK to Join Peshmerga: Official
BAS News - 2017-03-25 18:52
SINJAR — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters continue leaving the party and joining Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces in the Yezidi town of Sinjar and surrounding areas, said a security official. “The increasing number of the PKK affiliates joining ...

U.S. military investigating alleged civilian casualties in Mosul strike
Reuters - 2017-03-25 16:57
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military acknowledged on Saturday that U.S. aircraft struck at the request of Iraqi security forces a location in West Mosul where dozens of civilian casualties allegedly occurred. ...

Central Congo militia decapitates 40 police officers in ambush
Reuters - 2017-03-25 14:23
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Militia fighters in central Democratic Republic of Congo decapitated about 40 police officers in an ambush, local officials said on Saturday, the deadliest attack on security forces since an insurrection in the region began last Augus ...

Iraqi forces pause Mosul push over concern for civilian casualties
Reuters - 2017-03-25 12:15
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces paused in their push to recapture western Mosul from Islamic State militants on Saturday because of the high rate of civilian casualties, a security forces spokesman said. ...

Kurdish Forces Capture Two Terrorists in Kirkuk
BAS News - 2017-03-24 22:15
Their plan to carry out an terror attack foiled KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces in Kirkuk captured two terrorists on Friday and foiled their terror plot, officials said. A large amount of explosives and suspected electronic devices were also seized from ...

Geneva V underway with hopes of security, confidence-building
Rûdaw - 2017-03-24 15:06
A month after Mistura struggled to get assembled delegates to speak to each other ...

Thousands flock to Tahrir Square (Baghdad) for Sadrist Movement protests
Waar Media - 2017-03-24 13:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Thousands of Sadrist Movement followers have flocked to Tahrir Square, downtown the capital Baghdad, for protests calling for political reforms, The Iraqi press reported on Friday. Iraqi police have tightened security measures in the vicinity ...

London attack: Killer Khalid Masood escaped from MI5’s radar
Waar Media - 2017-03-24 13:01
WAAR-DUHOK: The terrorist who murdered four people in Westminster was investigated by MI5 for “violent extremism” but was ruled out as a threat by security services before being “re-radicalized”, it was feared on Thursday night. Khalid Masood, 52, was na ...

U.N. launches probe of crimes against Rohingya in Myanmar
Reuters - 2017-03-24 11:49
GENEVA (Reuters) - The top United Nations human rights body agreed on Friday to send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine ...

Explosion in Cairo suburb kills one, injures three: security sources
Reuters - 2017-03-24 11:19
CAIRO (Reuters) - One man was killed and three others injured in an explosion in the Cairo suburb of Maadi, security sources told Reuters on Friday. ...

FAO runs workshop for Iraqi gov’t to establish database for food security
Rûdaw - 2017-03-23 17:59
The aim attract the attention of donors to this important issue ...

London attack a reminder of fears for post-Brexit security cooperation
Reuters - 2017-03-23 17:51
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Hours before Wednesday's attack in London, the head of the European Union police agency Europol warned that a large group of radicalized individuals posed a constant threat to Britain and Europe. ...

Bastions of democracy
BBC - 2017-03-23 16:44
An attacker tried and failed to access Westminster - so what is security like in Paris, Berlin, Brussels ands Washington DC? ...

Belgian police arrest man trying to drive into crowd in Antwerp-Updated
Waar Media - 2017-03-23 15:51
WAAR-DUHOK: Police in the northern Belgian city of Antwerp said on Thursday they had detained a man who tried to enter the main pedestrianised shopping street in a car at high speed, adding security in the city would be stepped up. “At about 11 am this m ...

Belgium arrests man trying to drive down shopping street at high speed
Reuters - 2017-03-23 14:47
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Police in the northern Belgian city of Antwerp said on Thursday they had detained a man who tried to enter the main pedestrianized shopping street in a car at high speed, adding security in the city would be stepped up. ...

Ten Egyptian troops killed by bombs during Sinai fighting: spokesman
Reuters - 2017-03-23 11:00
CAIRO (Reuters) - Ten members of Egypt's security forces were killed by bombs which struck their vehicles in central Sinai, a military spokesman said on Thursday, during an operation targeting what the army described as terrorist bases. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 21, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
KDP security forces block locals from joining the Newroz celebration in Qandil Erbil:Asayish forces from the Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP have blocked the civilians heading to Qandil for Newroz celebration from passing through the Qasre area in Erbil’s ...

IS Mortar Attack Kills and Injures Civilians in Central Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-23 00:46
LEEDS — Mortar shelling conducted by the so-called Islamic State (IS) killed one civilian and injured another three, including a security soldier, in the areas of central Mosul on Wednesday. A police source said that one girl was killed and two other civ ...

Mosul: Iraqi Forces Kill 15 IS Militants, Arrest Several Others
BAS News - 2017-03-22 22:24
MOSUL — Iraqi security forces killed 15 Islamic State (IS) militants and arrested several sleeper cells belonging to the extremist group in central Mosul, a federal police officer said on Wednesday. Captain Khalil Haider from the Iraqi Federal Police sai ...

Greece's lenders among targets of intercepted booby-trapped parcels: police
Reuters - 2017-03-21 21:55
ATHENS (Reuters) - The European Central Bank and two senior euro zone officials were among the intended targets of booby-trapped packages intercepted by Greek authorities on Monday, security sources said on Tuesday. ...

U.S. drone kills militant blamed for attack on Sri Lanka cricket team in Pakistan
Reuters - 2017-03-21 14:14
DERA ISMAIL KHAN (Reuters) - A U.S. drone airstrike in Afghanistan has killed a Pakistani militant accused of involvement in a deadly attack on a bus carrying Sri Lanka's cricket team in 2009, Pakistani security sources and Islamist militants said. ...

China says number of 'terror attacks' is down, but threat remains high
Reuters - 2017-03-21 05:55
BEIJING (Reuters) - The number of violent attacks by "terrorist cells" in China has dropped due to increased security measures, state media reported on Tuesday, however it also cited experts as saying the level of attempted violence remains high. ...

PYD Threatens to Expel Families of Peshmerga
BAS News - 2017-03-20 20:06
ERBIL — Security forces affiliated to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) have stepped up their pressure on the families of Peshmerga forces, leaving them with two options only, one of which is to leave Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan). In the past ...

Iraqi Federal Police Arrests 5 IS Supporters In Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-20 20:06
LEEDS — Security forces arrested five civilians on charges of supporting the so-called Islamic State (IS), while issuing permits for people who wish to leave the city of Mosul, a police officer said on Monday. Captain Amir Wathiq said in a statement on M ...

Masrour Barzani: We Are Kurds First, and That Should Remain the Unifying Force
BAS News - 2017-03-20 14:26
Masrour Barzani urges the Kurdish political parties to unite ERBIL — The Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani released a statement on Kurdish New Year occasion on Monday in which he stressed on the unity of the Kurdish f ...

WATCH: Interference a barrier for peace, security in MENA says Kurdistan FM
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-20 03:06

Honduras convicts Mexican, two Hondurans for plotting to kill president
Reuters - 2017-03-20 01:32
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - A court found a Mexican man and two Hondurans guilty of plotting to assassinate Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, who has extradited more than a dozen drug lords since taking office, a judicial spokesman and security offic ...

KDP forces kill, injure several pro-PKK protesters in Iraq’s Sinjar
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
SINJAR,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP security forces opened fire on people protesting against the KDP Roj Peshmerga presence in the Sinjar area, killing one person and injuring several others, local media reported. On Tuesday, hundreds of people f ...

Islamic State militants are not be allowed to escape Iraq’s Mosul: spokesman
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
BAGHDAD,— The U.S.-led Coalition said Islamic State (IS) militants are now completely surrounded in Mosul by Iraqi security forces. “They are not gonna be allowed to escape, they are gonna surrender into the Iraqi security forces or they are gonna be kil ...

HRW says Iraqi Kurdistan arrests 32 at peaceful protest against KDP
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) security forces belonging to Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP and local police detained 32 unarmed protesters in Erbil on March 4, 2017, at a peaceful demonstration against ...

KDP security shuts down Standard Kurd media institution in Iraqi Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
KDP Security forces says they haven’t shut down Standard Kurd HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— KDP security forces in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil on Wednesday broke into the headquarters of a media and research institution, Standard Kurd ...

Kurdistan TV female reporter attacked by security forces in Sulaimani
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A female Kurdish journalist from Kurdistan TV, which is close to KDP party, was hospitalized on Thursday after Kurdish security PUK forces attacked her while she was covering a football match in the city of Sulaimani. ...

Turkey’s Kurds say will celebrate Newroz despite preventions
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
ANKARA,— Istanbul and Ankara governors have announced on Tuesday that official celebrations planned for the Kurdish new year of Newroz have been cancelled due to security reasons. According to Diken news portal, the governor’s offices expressed as a just ...

Kurdish Cleric Kidnapped in Sulaymaniyah Province
BAS News - 2017-03-19 23:24
RANIYAH — A Kurdish Islamic cleric late Sunday evening went missing in Hajiawa subdistrict in Sulaymaniyah province, believed to be kidnapped. Spokesperson for local directorate of security, Mohammed Fazel, confirmed the report to BasNews and said invest ...

Somali security forces that freed pirated ship say NATO must do more
Reuters - 2017-03-19 19:08
BOSASSO (Reuters) - Somali officials whose forces freed a hijacked oil tanker and its eight Sri Lankan crew said on Sunday that NATO ships must do more to prevent the illegal fishing that locals say sparked the latest attack. ...

Displacement and insecurity in Diyarbakir
Aljazeera - 2017-03-19 18:07
A year after major security operation against the PKK, the Sur district of Turkey's Diyarbakir is struggling to recover. ...

Airport shooting rekindles security debate ahead of French election
Reuters - 2017-03-19 15:31
PARIS (Reuters) - Police on Sunday questioned relatives of a man shot dead by soldiers at a Paris airport as they sought clues about why he tried to seize an assault rifle in an incident that has pushed security to the top of France's election campaign. ...

Rojava’s Security (Asayish) Bans Nawroz’ Fire
Waar Media - 2017-03-19 15:25
WAAR-DUHOK: Syrian Kurdish security forces (Asayish), affiliated with the ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD), have banned the people across Rojava from making customary fire to celebrate Nawroz, the Kurdish New Year. According to the decision, gathering ...

Peshmerga, Iraqi Army, US-led Coalition to Lead Hawija Assault
BAS News - 2017-03-18 20:11
A prior agreement between the three sides is need, a security official says KIRKUK — Kurdish Peshmerga forces, the Iraqi army and US-led coalition will be taking part in any future operation aiming at liberating Hawija from Islamic State (IS), a Kurdish ...

PYD Bans Nawroz Fire in Rojava
BAS News - 2017-03-18 20:11
Those who fail to comply with face punishment ROJAVA — Syrian Kurdish security forces, affiliated with the ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD), have banned people across Rojava from making customary fire to celebrate Nawroz, the Kurdish New Year. Accordi ...

Israelis tell Rudaw air strikes against Syria are justified for their security
Rûdaw - 2017-03-18 19:20
Israel is acting in self-defense ...

Three in four families receiving social security benefits not eligible, minister says
Rûdaw - 2017-03-18 17:42
“We noticed that there are no index or scientific bases to distinguish families in poverty from other families,” ...

Security forces in Congo Republic kill rebel fighters
Reuters - 2017-03-18 14:37
BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - Security forces in Congo Republic have killed around 15 rebel fighters during a military operation in the central African oil producer's restive Pool region, authorities said. ...

Man shot dead after seizing soldier's gun at Paris Orly airport
Reuters - 2017-03-18 10:43
PARIS (Reuters) - Security forces shot dead a man who seized a soldier's gun at Paris Orly airport on Saturday and a police officer was shot and injured in a separate incident north of the French capital, the French Interior Ministry said. ...

Army: Civilians caught in crossfire slow down troops in Mosul
Rûdaw - 2017-03-18 10:34
“the security forces are advancing cautiously as a large number of civilians are left out ...

Bangladesh police shoot suspected militant armed with explosives
Reuters - 2017-03-18 08:41
DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh police shot and killed a suspected militant who tried to enter a security checkpost on a motorcycle armed with explosives on Saturday, the latest in a string of security incidents since a deadly attack on a cafe in July. ...

Turkey Arrests 10 Iraqi Nationals Suspected of IS Membership
BAS News - 2017-03-17 19:13
ERBIL — Turkish security forces on Friday arrested 10 Iraqi nationals in the north of country, suspecting them of having links to the Islamic State (IS). According to Anadolu Agency, the arrests were made in northern Samsun province of Turkey. It is not ...

US security agency sees Iran as one of 'top five' cyber threats
Rûdaw - 2017-03-17 12:24
The relations between the US and Iran have been on the decline ...

HRW: Security forces arrested 32 protestors in Erbil
NRT - 2017-03-17 09:27

Female reporter hospitalized after attack by security forces, advocacy center says
NRT - 2017-03-17 01:31

Baghdad Cuts KRG’s Share of Medical Supplies
BAS News - 2017-03-17 00:30
LEEDS — Iraqi Ministry of Health has stopped the share of medical supplies to the Kurdistan Region, despite the the large number of displaced Iraqi civilians and security forces who seek help from hospitals in the Region. Earlier in March the Health Mini ...

Iraqi Forces Destroy IS Camp, Explosives Factory
BAS News - 2017-03-16 20:46
LEEDS — Iraqi security forces destroyed an Islamic State (IS) camp and an explosives factory west of the province of Anbar, a commander at the Iraqi army said on Thursday.Major General Numan Abd al-Zawei, a commander of the Iraqi Army's 7th Brigade, said ...

PYD’s repression of the KNC reaches new climax
KNC Geneva - 2017-03-16 20:42
Since Tuesday, March 14, 2017, security forces of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) have abducted and arbitrarily detained numerous members of the Kurdish National Council in Syria (KNC) in the cities of Qamishlo, ‘Afrin, Kobanî, Amûdê, Dirbêsî, Hisiça (Ha ...

Three IS Members Captured in Kirkuk
BAS News - 2017-03-16 20:07
KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces in Kirkuk, northern Iraq, have captured three members of Islamic State (IS). "The arrests were made overnight Wednesday during a search operation and based on prior intelligence," said Sarah's Qader, Chief of Kirkuk Polic ...

PYD Threatens Roj Peshmerga Families with Expulsion
BAS News - 2017-03-16 17:19
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) which is considered an offshoot of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has threatened to expel the families of the Rojava Peshmerga troops. BasNews has learned that PYD Asayish (Security Forces) have beg ...

Security forces haven’t shut down Standard Kurd, says Erbil Asayish
NRT - 2017-03-16 09:54

Yahoo cyber indictment shows Kremlin, hackers working hand-in-hand
Reuters - 2017-03-16 06:09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wednesday's indictments in the United States of four people in a 2014 cyber attack on Yahoo Inc provides the clearest details yet on what some U.S. officials say is a symbiotic relationship between Moscow's security services and pri ...

Uganda says security forces killed more than 100 in palace assault last year
Reuters - 2017-03-15 18:22
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda acknowledged on Wednesday that its security forces killed more than 100 people in an assault on a tribal leader's palace last year, revising the death toll upwards by dozens, but denied a rights group's accusation that children ...

Two Turkish Soldiers Die in a Bomb Attack Southeast Turkey
BAS News - 2017-03-15 14:12
PKK is suspected to be behind the attack MARDIN — At least two Turkish soldiers died in a roadside bomb attack which hit a military convoy in the Kurdish southeast of Turkey, according to local security sources. The roadside bomb targeted a vehicle carry ...

Ukraine suspends all cargo traffic with separatist-held territory
Reuters - 2017-03-15 11:07
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's Security and Defence Council approved on Wednesday the suspension of all cargo traffic with separatist-held territory, the council's Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said. ...

Iranian spokesman reiterates on regional peace
KurdPress - 2017-03-15 08:18
Iranian Government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht underlined that establishment of peace and security in the region is Tehran’s top foreign policy priority. ...

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Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-03-15 03:02
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Most of ENKS Offices Closed down in Rojava
BAS News - 2017-03-14 21:24
ERBIL — Dozens of political offices belonging to the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) have been closed down by the security forces affiliated with the ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD). In Derike, Amoude and Sare Kanie districts of Syrian Kurdist ...

Security detentions in the Kurdistan continues
Kurdpa - 2017-03-14 16:27

A pro-PKK protester killed, others injured in clash with Kurdish security in Shingal
Rûdaw - 2017-03-14 15:40
at least three people have received injuries after being shot ...

China's Xinjiang offers leniency for 'terrorists' who turn themselves in
Reuters - 2017-03-14 14:04
BEIJING (Reuters) - Authorities in China's western region of Xinjiang on Tuesday offered leniency to "separatists, terrorists and religious extremists" who turn themselves in, the latest in a string of recent security measures in the violence-prone region ...

Turkey army should leave Syria: Damascus
KurdPress - 2017-03-14 10:58
Syrian foreign Ministry has told the UN Security Council and its secretary general that Turkish forces end their occupation of Syrian soil. ...

‘Zero threat’ to Turkish security in Manbij, says coalition
Rûdaw - 2017-03-13 21:26
The US and Russia both have forces on the ground near Manbij ...

Turkey increases border security by building wall
NRT - 2017-03-13 15:23

Suicide bomber targets bus in Afghan capital Kabul, official says
Reuters - 2017-03-13 14:29
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber on foot blew himself up near a bus in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, a security official said, less than a week after dozens of people were killed and wounded in an attack on the country's largest military hospital. ...

Unknown Gunmen Kill 2 IS Militants in Hawija
BAS News - 2017-03-12 20:10
LEEDS — Unidentified Gunmen killed two Islamic State (IS) militants in central Hawija, a security source in the province of Kirkuk said on Sunday. The source who spoke to al-Sumaria News on condition of anonymity said that a group of unidentified gunmen ...

PYD Forces Several Civilians Out of Their Homes in Kobani
BAS News - 2017-03-12 18:48
A museum will be established on their properties ERBIL — Security forces affiliated with the ruling Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) have forces several civilian families out of their homes in Kobani, saying a museum will be built on their pro ...

Policeman killed in checkpoint attack in southern Tunisia - officials
Reuters - 2017-03-12 12:54
TUNIS (Reuters) - Islamist militants attacked a checkpoint in a town in southwest Tunisia early on Sunday, killing a policeman and wounding three others, security officials said. ...

Kurdish security forces discover IS hideaway
KurdPress - 2017-03-12 12:22
Kurdish security forces in Kurdistan Region announced on Saturday, March 11, that they found a plastic dwelling suspected to be hideaway belonging to Islamic State (IS) militants in the area of Bazian, west of the city of Sulaimani. ...

Guns, explosives seized in security raid on suspected ISIS hideout
Rûdaw - 2017-03-12 09:30
“The Asaysh had previous knowledge about an ISIS plan to disturb security ...

Kurdish security forces discover ISIS hideaway west of Sulaimani
NRT - 2017-03-12 07:49

Iraq Could Refuse UN Help Over IS Crimes Investigation
BAS News - 2017-03-12 01:07
LEEDS — The United Kingdom is currently going through a process of drafting a UN Security Council resolution aiming to establish rules for an investigation and prosecution of IS militants based on the crimes committed by them, Reuters reported. The proce ...

U.N. accuses Turkey of ‘serious’ abuses, killings in Kurdish region
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
GENEVA,— The UN on Friday accused Turkish security forces of committing serious abuses during operations against Kurdish militants in Turkish Kurdistan (southeast Turkey) after a regional ceasefire collapsed in July 2015. A report from the United Nations ...

Turkey slams ‘biased’ UN report alleging Kurd abuses
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
GENEVA,— Turkey condemned on Friday a UN report as “biased” after it accused Turkish security forces of committing serious abuses during operations against Kurdish militants in the nation’s southeast after a ceasefire collapsed in July 2015. The report f ...

IS Hideout Discovered in Sulaymaniyah
BAS News - 2017-03-11 21:17
SULAYMANIYAH — Kurdish security forces in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region, on Saturday discovered a hideout belonging to Islamic State (IS), officials confirmed. Sulaymaniyah Security Directorate confirmed that they have also seized a large amount of expl ...

Debates and Tensions Follow UNSC Session on IS Chemical Attack
BAS News - 2017-03-11 16:27
ISTANBUL — Tensions followed UN Security Council's closed session concerning the alleged use of chemical weapons by Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's Mosul. The session convened at Russia’s intitiative on Friday. It followed reports by the the Inter ...

U.N. Report: 2,000 Killed in Turkey Since End of PKK Cease-Fire
WSJ - 2017-03-11 05:48
Around 1,200 residents and 800 members of Turkish security forces were killed in 18 months of security operations in Turkey’s largely Kurdish southeast, according to a United Nations report. ...

UN refugee agency issues renewed funding plea for Syria, as conflict enters seventh year
United Nations - 2017-03-11 04:32
Unless drastic measures are taken to share up peace and security in Syria, the situation – which marks its sixth anniversary next week – will worsen, the United Nations refugee agency today said urging the international community to redouble its support f ...

Security Council encourages Syrian parties to take part in UN-supported talks ‘without preconditions’
United Nations - 2017-03-11 04:32
Looking forward to the early resumption of the United Nations-facilitated intra-Syrian negotiations, the Security Council today encouraged the Syrian parties to return to talks in good faith “and to engage constructively and without preconditions” on the ...

2,000 killed, city quarters turned ‘empty moonscapes’ in security ops in southeastern Turkey – UN — RT News
RT - 2017-03-10 19:01

U.N. documents serious human rights violations in southeast Turkey
Reuters - 2017-03-10 10:48
GENEVA (Reuters) - About 2,000 people were killed and entire neighborhoods razed in southeastern Turkey in 18 months of government security operations characterized by massive destruction and serious human rights violations, the United Nations said on Fri ...

Security and stability would bring investors back to Iraq, KRG
Rûdaw - 2017-03-10 09:38
"[The events in Kirkuk] demonstrated that there are no unified security institutions.” ...

Hungary to arm new 'border hunters' after six-month crash course
Reuters - 2017-03-09 20:00
BARCS, Hungary (Reuters) - Sandor Jankovics is proud to be joining Hungary's new "border hunter" force after a six-month crash course to help police and army units keep out migrants, part of a security clamp down that has raised human rights concerns. ...

Staffan de Mistura: New round of Syria talks set for March 23
Waar Media - 2017-03-09 10:23
WAAR-DUHOK: The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura plans to start the next round of talks between Damascus and the opposition on March 23. Talking to reporters after a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday he ...

Syrian Kurdish security arrests arsonists behind attack on ENKS offices
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish Asayish forces in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava)– affiliated to the Democratic Union Party (PYD) – announced on Friday that they had arrested a number of assailants in northern Syria for an alleged arson attack on the ...

KDP Asayish forces detain people attempting to protest Sinjar attack
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A number of people who were attempting to protest the clashes between the rival Kurdish forces in Sinjar, were detained by Security Asayish forces of Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP on Saturday in Erbil. Erbil Polic ...

Turkey launches anti-PKK operation in the Kurdish region
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Turkish security forces on Monday night launched one of their largest anti-PKK operations in recent years in Turkish Kurdistan against Kurdish militants, security sources said. Some 7,000 gendarmerie — who look ...

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