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Moscow opens Fan-ID issuance center for 2018 FIFA World Cup ticket holders

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Parliamentary election starts in Catalonia

Waar Media - 2017-12-21 14:03
WAAR-DUHOK: A parliamentary election has kicked off in Spain’s Catalonia on Thursday. The election polls opened at 09:00 local time and will be working until 20:00 when the vote counting will start. Spain’s government decided to hold a vote in late Octob ...

Opening Democratic Society’s Academy in al-Tabqa city

ANHA - 2017-12-15 11:26
Based on the steady principles of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) since its liberation of al-Tabqa city in May and in support of the democratic nation project, the Democratic Society's Academy in al-Tabqa city was opened on Thursday ...

SDF and Iraq form joint coordination center for border security

Waar Media - 2017-12-11 11:13
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdish-led alliance of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday, announced the formation of a Joint Coordination Center with the Iraqi Army to ensure the security of the Syrian-Iraqi border. According to a statement by SDF released o ...

SDF and Iraq Form Joint Coordination Center for Border Security

BAS News - 2017-12-11 10:29
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led alliance of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday, announced the formation of a Joint Coordination Center with the Iraqi Army to ensure the security of the Syrian-Iraqi border. According to a statement by SDF released on Su ...

Germans say Russia is more reliable than the United States

Waar Media - 2017-12-10 23:08
WAAR-DUHOK: A new survey published by German public broadcaster ARD shows Germans trust Russia more than the US. America’s brand appears to have suffered considerably since the election of Donald Trump as US president last year. Germans increasingly see ...

First poultry farm in Shera opened

ANHA - 2017-12-07 13:42
The center for Economic Development in Afrin canton in Afrin region have opened the first poultry farm under name of Rojava in the village of Deir Swan in Shera district during the ceremony. ...

Ain Issa market …From migration to recovery

ANHA - 2017-12-07 11:22
Ain Issa market has been established for more than 30 years, and after six years of migration, it has become a center for gathering hundreds of people in the villages around Ain Issa to purchase their needs from the market. ...

HDP’s Demirtaş to Appear in Court on Thursday

BAS News - 2017-12-06 17:58
ERBIL — Co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtaş, will appear in court on Thursday for the first time on the allegations for which he has been put behind bars for one year. Demirtaş was arrested last year on 4th November on “t ...

Putin announces bid for 2018 Russian presidential race

Waar Media - 2017-12-06 15:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Vladimir Putin says he will run for Russian president in 2018. The post of the Russian president, elected according to direct suffrage, was introduced based on the results of a referendum on March 17, 1991. Any citizen not younger than 35 and ...

Iraq Allocates $80 Million for Arms for PMF from International Loans

BAS News - 2017-12-04 11:29
ERBIL — Iraqi government has authorized the finance minister to borrow from international banks $80 million for the purchase of arms for the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) in 2018. A source from the Parliamentary Finance Committee told Al Maalomah web ...

Bosnian Croat suspect ‘takes poison’ in UN court

Waar Media - 2017-11-29 18:43
WAAR-DUHOK: A UN war crimes appeal trial was suspended on Wednesday after a former Croatian general claimed to have drank poison upon being sentenced to 20 years in jail. The case at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in ...

FIFA president expects great atmosphere at 2018 World Cup in Russia

Waar Media - 2017-11-27 15:25
WAAR-DUHOK: Football fans will be able to enjoy a peaceful atmosphere at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, President of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) Gianni Infantino said, as cited by the tournament’s press service. “We e ...

Oil prices could double if Middle East conflict escalates

Waar Media - 2017-11-22 23:28
WAAR-DUHOK: Barrel traders recently pushed the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil above $US 55; the first time in over two years. Scarcity doesn’t really justify the upward price movement. There isn’t a shortage of oil in the world. But there cou ...

KRG’s PM receives US Envoy McGurk in Erbil on Thursday

Waar Media - 2017-11-16 23:21
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the US Special Presidential Envoy in Erbil on Thursday, the first such meeting since the Kurdish vote on independence that was opposed by Washington. Brett McGurk, the American ...

A powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2017-11-13 12:11
WAAR-DUHOK: A powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake Sunday night hit the border areas between the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhilat), killing over 200 people. The earthquake killed seven in the Kurdistan Region and injured dozens of pe ...