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Satellite images reveal which countries cheat on their economic statistics

Satellite images reveal which countries cheat on their economic statistics

Waar Media - 2018-05-16 19:12
WAAR-DUHOK: The temptation is great for government officials to manipulate economic statistics. Foremost among them is gross domestic product, the most commonly used measure of a country’s economy, which often serves as a proxy for a government’s financi ...
Satellite images reveal which countries cheat on their economic statistics - Waar Media

KDP’s delegation met Muqtada al-Sadr

Waar Media - 2018-05-22 20:15
WAAR-DUHOK: The KDP delegation met with Muqtada al-Sadr, whose Sayirun alliance, took 54 seats in Iraq’s parliamentary election on May 12. Sadr “emphasized” the union of the Kurds in their stance concerning events and developments, according to a readout ...

Rouhani: ‘World no longer accepts US deciding for them’

Waar Media - 2018-05-22 14:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani dismissed threats made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday, saying the rest of the world no longer accepts Washington making decisions on their behalf. “Who are you to decide for Iran and the world?” ...

Abadi and Sadr holds meeting in Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-05-20 11:38
WAAR-DUHOK: Incumbent Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the winner of the general elections Muqtada al-Sadr held a joint press conference after a meeting late Saturday in which they spoke of their vision for Iraq’s future, signaling that they may work t ...

Iran Calls on Muslim Nations to Cut Ties with Israel

BAS News - 2018-05-19 23:05
ERBIL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday called on the Muslim nations to cut their ties with Israel and end trade with the United States. "I call on countries to totally cut their relations with the Zionist regime [Israel] and also to revise th ...

Russia’s Arctic satellite system to provide Internet worldwide

Waar Media - 2018-05-17 18:31
WAAR-DUHOK: Satellites of the Skif system, which Zond-Holding is developing to provide the Arctic with the high-speed Internet, will eventually be able to offer World Wide Web communications across the planet, Company CEO Viktor Doniants told TASS on Thu ...

N Korea: No Meeting with US If Summit Based On 'One-sided' Demands

BAS News - 2018-05-16 07:38
ERBIL - North Korea has stated that there will not be any meeting between the US President Donald Trump and Kim Jung-Un if their summit is based on "one-sided" and to be only about giving up nuclear weapons, said a report. "If the US corners us and unila ...

Despite protests, Britain hopes to foster good ties with Turkey

Reuters - 2018-05-15 16:19
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to foster good ties with Turkey before Brexit at talks with President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday in spite of human rights protests which threatened to cast a shadow over their meeting. ...

Baneh Business and Marketers Temporarily Ended Their Strike

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-05-15 02:00
Baneh citizens (including businessmen and marketers) have temporarily ended their peaceful strike in protest to ‘the blockade of the unofficial border crossings of Kurdistan and the high cost of customs on May 10’ after 25 days. In this regard, one of the ...

Unofficial results of Kurdish parties seats to Iraqi parliament

Waar Media - 2018-05-13 20:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Sources from the main Kurdish parties who took part in Iraq’s parliamentary election on Saturday have offered reporters their predictions on their share of seats. KDP: 25 seats ERBIL: 8 Duhok: 9 Sulaimani: 1 Mosul: 7 PUK: 15 seats Erbil: 3 Su ...

Iraqis abroad head to polls to vote for Iraq’s parliamentary election

Waar Media - 2018-05-11 19:28
WAAR-DUHOK: The majority of Iraqis in Sweden have failed to cast their vote due to identification issues, said an official on Friday. Nawroz Ali, head of the Iraqi electoral commission in Sweden, told reporters that the turnout has not been good, and the ...

Astana talks on Syria to take place on May 14-15

Waar Media - 2018-05-09 22:32
WAAR-DUHOK: The Astana talks on the political settlement in Syria will be held on May 14-15, the press office of Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday. “The Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan informs that the countries acting as the guarantors ...

KRG PM Barzani in Moscow for talks on May 9

Waar Media - 2018-05-08 22:36
WAAR-DUHOK: The prime minister of Kurdistan region Nechirvan Barzani will hold high-level talks in Moscow on Wednesday with Russian officials, a Kurdistan regional government official said on Tuesday. Nechirvan Barzani will travel to Moscow at the reques ...

HPG: 7 Turkish soldiers were killed in recent guerrilla actions

Waar Media - 2018-05-01 20:32
WAAR-DUHOK: The Press and Communications Center of the People’s Defense Forces (HPG-BIM) released a statement and announced the results of the actions carried out by guerrillas in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq, and Çukurca district of Hakkari, northe ...

Iran vows ‘expected and unexpected’ moves if U.S. exits nuclear deal

Roji Kurd - 2018-04-22 00:01
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran’s atomic agency was ready with “expected and unexpected” reactions if the United States pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal, as U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to do. Roji Kurd: “Our ...