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Russian girls to be conscripted for military service

Russian girls to be conscripted for military service

Waar Media - 2017-08-02 12:55
WAAR-DUHOK: According to Russian law, all male citizens aged 18-27 are obliged to serve in the military for one year. Exceptions are allowed for people with health problems, single providers with pensioner parents or small children, and a few other group ...
Russian girls to be conscripted for military service - Waar Media

“Hope” Festival for disable people continues

ANHA - 2017-08-30 17:18
Afrin – The first “Hope” Festival will continue for people with special needs in Afrin canton, with speeches, Dabkas and folkloric dances. The first festival for disabled people started in Afrin canton in Afrin region under the slogan “I Can” organized by ...

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 ...

KRG to Appoint Committee for Psychotherapy of Liberated Yezidis

BAS News - 2017-08-03 18:29
ERBIL— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s Prime Minister has ordered the creation of a committee to attend to the psychological state of the freed Yezidis, said an official Thursday. Khayri Borzani, who runs the KRG’s directorate for Yezidis affairs, ...

Yezidis Seeking Their Areas to Be Part of Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-08-03 15:52
SINJAR — On the 3rd anniversary of Sinjar attack by the Islamic State (IS) militants , the Kurdish Yezidi minority in the city of Sinjar is seeking for their areas to be part of the Kurdistan Region. Mahma Khalil, mayor of Sinjar region, told BasNews tha ...

Germany wants Europe to suspend preparations for EU-Turkey customs union

Waar Media - 2017-08-01 15:14
WAAR-DUHOK: The German government has asked the European Commission to suspend preparatory work on negotiations with Turkey for modernizing the EU-Turkey customs union because it would send the “wrong signal,” Reuters reported on Monday. According to the ...

Barzani seeking to pressure Baghdad through referendum: deputy

KurdPress - 2017-07-31 15:09
An Iraqi parliament deputy from the National Coalition Alliance stated that Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani’s plan to hold the referendum of independence is an attempt to pressure Baghdad for achieving more privileges. ...

Two Tourist Compounds to Be Constructed in Duhok

BAS News - 2017-07-30 17:56
ERBIL— After Kurdistan Region's economy is put back on track, two tourist compounds will be constructed in Duhok province. The compounds will be constructed after the complete victory over the Islamic State (IS) organization is announced, said Nadr Rosti ...

Kurdistan’s Parliament to Be Reconvened within Two Weeks

BAS News - 2017-07-30 15:12
High Committee of Referendum met today to discuss future steps ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s High Committee of Referendum decided on Sunday to reconvene Kurdistan Region’s parliament within two weeks. The committee held a session today for discussions over ...

Arab FMs to meet in Bahrain to discuss Qatar boycott

Waar Media - 2017-07-30 12:58
WAAR-DUHOK: Top officials of four Arab states boycotting Qatar are scheduled to meet in the Bahraini capital Sunday, as a political crisis that has split the Gulf enters its second month. The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, B ...

US plans nicotine cut to make smoking non-addictive

Waar Media - 2017-07-29 09:35
WAAR-DUHOK: Nicotine in cigarettes is set to be cut to non-addictive levels for the first time after American regulators unveiled radical plans aimed at reducing the number of smokers, in a move hailed by British health experts as having “international s ...

Kurdish Delegation to Visit Baghdad for Talks over Independence

BAS News - 2017-07-18 14:45
Financial and geographical issues will be discussed ERBIL — A senior Kurdistan Region delegation will soon be formed for talks with Baghdad over a range of topics, including the forthcoming referendum on Kurdistan’s secession from Iraq and other outstand ...