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Putin says he will consider running for president in 2018

Putin says he will consider running for president in 2018

Waar Media - 2017-08-04 13:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will consider the possibility to run for the office again in 2018. During a meeting held at the office of the Republic of Buryatia’s president, a video conference was set up with the Cheryomushki s ...
Putin says he will consider running for president in 2018 - Waar Media

In smartphone age, the hajj is for sharing

Waar Media - 2017-08-31 14:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Arm outstretched, Abdul Rahman sweeps his mobile phone across the vista of Mecca, the Great Mosque dazzling in the sun, so his son in Tanzania can experience the pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest sites. He may be thousands of kilometres (miles) a ...

38th year of Khomeini’S Fatwa against the Iranian Kurds

Roji Kurd - 2017-08-19 00:01
Roji Kurd: In mid-August, without sufficient preparations and regardless of army’s advice, the Revolutionary Guard marched on the Kurd-held town of Paveh, falling into a major ambush. The defeat prompted Khomeini to approach the heads of the army and the ...

Sinjar to Become Member of Mayors for Peace: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-10 12:57
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidi region of Sinjar will officially become a city member of the Mayors for Peace in the next two years and it will take part in the treaty’s conferences, said the mayor of Sinjar. Mahma Khalil, Mayor of Sinjar, told BasNews that S ...

Rouhani sworn in for 2nd term as president

KurdPress - 2017-08-06 07:40
Hassan Rouhani has been sworn in as Iran's 12th president in Tehran in the presence of the country’s high-ranking officials as well as leaders and senior politicians from around the world. ...

Russia mulling to lift tourist visa for Iranians soon

KurdPress - 2017-07-31 15:09
Russia's Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan in meeting with Head of Iran Chamber of Cooperative Bahman Abdollahi on Sunday acknowledged about cancellation of tourist visa for Iranians in near future. ...

Kurdistan Region Parties to Discuss Reconvening Parliament

BAS News - 2017-07-30 10:35
High Committee of Referendum will convene on Sunday ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s High Committee of Referendum will convene today for discussions over the forthcoming independence referendum of Kurdistan Region set for September 25th. The meeting will be ch ...

Maliki Responds to Reports on Dividing SLC

BAS News - 2017-07-29 19:57
ERBIL— The State of Law Coalition (SLC) leader Nouri al-Maliki states he will resort to the elections law against efforts to divide his coalition. Iraqi Vice President Maliki, who also heads the Shi'ite Da'wa Party, commented on the reports over the inte ...

Turkey’s publication of U.S. troop locations poses risk, Pentagon says

Waar Media - 2017-07-20 13:31
WAAR-DUHOK: The publication by Turkey’s state-run news agency of the locations of what appeared to be U.S. military posts in Syria puts American forces in danger, and the United States has complained to Turkey, a NATO ally, the Pentagon said on Wednesday ...

Listhaug will tighten the conditions for Norwegian citizenship

Roji Kurd - 2017-07-19 00:05
The Ministry of Justice and Emergency Affairs will increase the requirement of residency time from seven to ten years in order to obtain Norwegian citizenship. yesterday, the rule is that you must have lived in Norway for seven years to get a Norwegian ci ...

Maliki Says He Does Not Eye PM Position Anymore

BAS News - 2017-07-13 17:42
ERBIL— Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki stated that he does not wish to run for the premier position after he already took office for two terms. "The day I left the Council of Ministers, I said [to myself] that I won't return to the executive authori ...

Cleric Gulen says he would not flee U.S. to avoid extradition to Turkey

Waar Media - 2017-07-12 17:05
WAAR-DUHOK: Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused by Turkey of instigating last year’s failed coup, says he has no plans to flee the United States and would accept extradition if Washington agrees to a request by Ankara to hand him over. ...

Abadi's Office: Wanted People Cannot Attend Sunni's Conference

BAS News - 2017-07-06 17:00
ERBIL— The Sunni leaders who are wanted by the court will not be allowed to step into Baghdad in anyway, confirmed the media office of the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi in a statement. The office on Thursday responded to the reports which alleged ...