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First Turkish aid shipment arrives in Myanmar – Middle East Monitor

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Independent Kurdistan Would Enhance Stability: Israeli Official

BAS News - 2017-09-13 00:19
ERBIL — An independent Kurdistan would contribute to stability in the Middle East, an Israeli official said during a conference in Washington on Tuesday. Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Major General Yair Gola ...

Iraq’s Kurds Have Earned Their Right to Independence

Roji Kurd - 2017-09-13 00:05
The U.S. should offer full-throated support, not a quibble over timing. By: Eli Lak Consider the plight of an ethnic group seeking self-determination in the Middle East. Its leaders have renounced terrorism. Their militias fight alongside U.S. soldiers. W ...

This Is How Trump Can Earn a Rare Win in the Middle East

The Kurdish Project - 2017-09-06 05:52
The following article was originally published in Politico Magazine. When President Donald Trump looks out at the world these days, he must see challenges from all sides: a belligerent North Korea, an underhanded Russia, an ascendant China and a beleague ...

Buddhism and State Power in Myanmar

International Crisis Group - 2017-09-05 16:04
Extreme Buddhist nationalist positions including hate speech and violence are on the rise in Myanmar. Rather than ineffective bans on broad-based groups like the Association for the Protection of Race and Religion (MaBaTha), the government should address ...

PKK confirms arrest of Turkish intelligence MIT officials in Sulaimani

Waar Media - 2017-08-28 17:15
WAAR-DUHOK: A senior member of the PKK umbrella group has confirmed that they have arrested “officials” of the Turkish intelligence agency, MIT, in Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan adding that if they find it necessary, they are prepared to release names and ...

Turkish Foreign Minister Arrives in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-08-23 09:58
He is scheduled to visit Erbil as well ERBIL — The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday on an announced visit to discuss the issues on the agenda of the Turkey-Iraq relations. The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs a ...

First Official Educational TV Launched in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-08-13 16:22
ERBIL— The studio for the first ever official educational television in the Kurdistan Region was opened in Erbil on Sunday. The studio will air news and instructions of the Ministry of Education as well as the news and activities of schools and instituti ...