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Oil seen as real prize of Iran's Kurdish adventure

Oil seen as real prize of Iran\'s Kurdish adventure - Reuters

A letter from a victim of Iran’s terrorism to Asima Jahangir

Roji Kurd - 2017-12-10 00:04
Roji Kurd: Hassan Ebrahimi Vatman, a victim of the Iranian government’s terrorism, has written a letter to Asima Jahangir, the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human right situation in Iran, and requested her to help him and the Kurds to record the t ...

Counting the Costs of U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

International Crisis Group - 2017-12-08 01:01
President Donald J. Trump on 6 December 2017 declared U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, breaking decades of precedent even while saying the U.S. was not “taking a position of any final status issues”. In thisA, Ofer Zalzberg and Nathan T ...

Week in Brief: Earthquake victims

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-11-21 02:00
The “Week in brief” by Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) is a weekly review of the most important human rights news and developments from and about Iran’s Kurdish areas. Iran government aid not enough to help earthquake victims Residents of Iranian Ku ...

Qasem Soleimani’s Aide Killed in Syria

BAS News - 2017-11-19 03:46
ERBIL — An assistant to Qasem Sleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Brigade, was killed on Saturday while accompanying the Syrian army in a battle against the Islamic State (IS). Kheirollah Samadi, a retired commander of Iran-Iraq war, was wounded by mo ...

Iraq court rules no region can secede after Kurdistan independence bid

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that no region or province can secede, strengthening the government’s hand as it seeks to prevent a repeat of September’s Kurdish independence vote. The ruling was a response to a request from the ce ...

Week in Brief: Death Penalty

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-11-14 02:01
The “Week in brief” by Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) is a weekly review of the most important human rights news and developments from and about Iran’s Kurdish areas. Iran affirms death penalty for Kurdish political prisoners An Iranian Islamic Rev ...

Iraq to export Kirkuk oil to Iran

Waar Media - 2017-11-11 21:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq and Iran Friday agreed in principle to export Kirkuk oil to Iran, according to Iraqi oil ministry. Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaibi said in a statement that 30,000-60,000 barrels of oil per day would be exported to Iran’s Kermanshah p ...

US Unable to Counteract Iran’s Influence in Iraq: Iranian Source

BAS News - 2017-10-30 10:29
ERBIL — The Iranian Tabnak website, affiliated with Mohsen Razaee, the secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council and former IRGC chief, explained in an article how Iran won “the Kirkuk chess game.” Iraq has now pushed back the Kurdish separatists and once a ...

Iran’s Quds Force Opens Bases, Headquarters in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-18 11:30
ERBIL — The Quds Force, Iran’s external wing of the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), opened five bases along with a headquarter in Kirkuk after the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi invaded the city on Monday. According to confidential ...