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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

MG Piatt: Peshmerga are a ‘great force’ with ‘spirit of a soldier’

The Kurdish Project - 2018-06-14 23:40
This article originally appeared in Kurdistan 24. WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – “The Peshmerga are a great force,” possessing the “spirit of a soldier,” Maj. Gen. Walter Piatt, the Coalition’s Deputy Commanding General for Transition, said on Wednesday. ...

Six Dead and Wounded due to the Explosion of a Cannonball Left Over from War

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-06-12 02:01
On June 04, six members of a family were killed and wounded by a weapon blast in the earthquake-stricken village of Sheikh Sileh of Salas Babajani. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Last night, on June 04 a cannon ball found dur ...

Putin Says Their Projects are Legitimate in Iraq, Praising Erbil-Moscow Relations

BAS News - 2018-06-07 18:24
ERBIL - Russian President Vladimir Putin in a press conference on Thursday said that all of his country's projects in Iraq and Kurdistan Region "are legitimate", also praising the bilateral ties between Erbil and Moscow. Putin stressed that the relations ...

Iraqi parliament orders manual recount of all votes in Iraq’s May 12 parliamentary election

Waar Media - 2018-06-06 20:08
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi parliament has approved a bill that orders a manual recount of all votes from all polling stations in Iraq’s May 12 parliamentary election. The parliament also rejected results from advance polls for security personnel in the Kurdis ...

SDF are building a new Dirt bridge along the ruined Marouda bridge east of the Cotton scutcher

SDF Press - 2018-06-03 04:07
The project started on the construction of a new dirt bridge adjacent to the bridge Marouda located in the eastern of Raqqa east of the cotton scutcher and leading to the area of Marouda and Shanina and,al-Karama ,at the request of the leadership of the E ...

Masoud Barzani: Gulan Revolution “was a message of no surrender”

Waar Media - 2018-05-26 18:15
WAAR-DUHOK: The prominent Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has reiterated that the Kurds will never give up on their rights, and the struggle for freedom would continue stronger than ever. Barzani made the remarks ...

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 ...

The Reykjavik Grapevine: Mother Of Icelander Fallen In Syria Issues Open Letter To UK & Iceland Governments

Justice for Kurds - 2018-05-17 20:01
Haukur Hilmarsson’s mother, Eva Hauksdóttir, has issued an open letter to the governments of Iceland and the UK, imploring them “to confront Turkish authorities on their obligations to the dead.” As reported, Haukur distinguished himself in Raqqa, where h ...

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 ...

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 ...

Masrour Barzani: New phase of struggle in Baghdad is implementation of constitution

Waar Media - 2018-05-06 14:29
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdish politician and member of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) politburo, Masrour Barzani, said on Saturday that a new phase of Kurdish struggle is underway as Iraqi parliamentary elections approach. Speaking a large audience at a rall ...

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 ...

Iraqi PM: Iraqi air force on Thursday carried out a “deadly raid” against ISIS in Syria

Waar Media - 2018-04-19 22:55
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi air force on Thursday carried out a “deadly raid” against positions of the Islamic State group in neighboring Syria, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said. Abadi ordered the strike against the jihadists “because of the danger ...