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Maritime Scuffle: Russia and Ukraine in the Sea of Azov

Maritime Scuffle: Russia and Ukraine in the Sea of Azov

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-12-05 00:45
On November 25, Russian border service patrol boats opened fire on two Ukrainian navy gunboats and rammed a Ukrainian tugboat as they attempted to transit through the Kerch Strait from the Black Sea into the Sea of Azov, a body of water sandwiched betwee ...
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Northern Syrian peoples in the streets: We will resist

ANF - 2018-12-20 15:51
Northern and Eastern Syrian peoples held a protest today in front of the Coalition base in Kobanê. Tens of thousands of people sent a warning to all powers to not make mistaken calculations and stated that they will resist any attacks and invasions. ...

SDF: US’s Decision to Withdraw from Syria a “Stab in the Back”

BAS News - 2018-12-19 21:51
ERBIL - The Democratic Union Party (PYD) has expressed deep concerns over Washington's decision of withdrawing its forces from Syria, a monitor group said on Wednesday. The Syrian Democratic Party (SDF), in the meantime, has mentioned the sudden move as ...

Backward practice of 'honor killing' should have been left in the past

Rûdaw - 2018-12-15 15:26
I am not afraid to speak up against the killing of ‎innocent girls and women in the name of religion ...

New phase in the plan to invade Southern Kurdistan

ANF - 2018-12-10 15:05
The AKP-MHP led Turkish state is encouraging settlements in Kirkuk and a multi-clash state in the new phase of the plan to invade Bashure Kurdistan. ...

“KRG should stop acting in the interests of the enemies of Kurds”

ANF - 2018-12-07 23:54
The South Kurdistan government has taken no decision against the bases established by the occupying Turkish state on South Kurdistan lands. Instead it has hit the institutions of the Kurdish people, in line with the request of the occupying Turkish state. ...

Lawyers: Leyla Guven’s situation is in the critical phase

ANF - 2018-12-07 14:43
Lawyers issued a statement for Leyla Guven on the 30th day of her hunger strike and said, “Health issues have started to come up, she has lost serious weight in the last week and this is the most critical phase in the hunger strike.” ...

The Works of Garage of People’s Municipality in Raqqa

SDF Press - 2018-12-06 16:41
Raqqa- People’s municipality in Raqqa has a lot of burdens upon it after the war ended. Where the garage hard works, including: Remove the debris scattered on the main entrances and sub-streets to facilitate the passage of civilians to their homes. And th ...

The outcome of Engagements in the “battle to defeat terrorism” during the previous three days

SDF Press - 2018-12-05 17:32
In the context of the continuation of the battle to defeat terrorism in order to eliminate the remnants of Daesh organization in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, strong engagements broke out between our fighters and terrorists. After the latter atte ...

Chad: Defusing Tensions in the Sahel

International Crisis Group - 2018-12-05 16:43
Growing discontent among young people in Chad’s Sahel regions risk driving them into the arms of rebels in neighbouring countries. Authorities should end the impunity of individuals guilty of a range of abuses and distinguish between economic migrants an ...

HDP launches hunger strike in the Turkish Parliament

ANF - 2018-12-05 11:19
HDP Co-chair Buldan and several HDP MPs have gone on a hunger strike in the Turkish Parliament. ...

USAID has contributed $68M to improve access to jobs and markets in Iraq

The Global Coalition - 2018-11-30 11:14
USAID has contributed $68M to improve access to jobs and markets L’article USAID has contributed $68M to improve access to jobs and markets in Iraq est apparu en premier sur The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

What the Khashoggi Affair Tells Us about American Journalism, Politics, and Policymaking in the Age of Trump

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-11-29 04:14
The murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2 has tripped off one of the grandest cascades of news copy, electronic and print, in many recent weeks, and perhaps even many months. Why is that? The post What the Khashoggi Af ...

The Times of Israel: Kurdistan: Betrayed by the West

Justice for Kurds - 2018-11-29 00:27
As the geopolitical tectonic plates of the Middle East continue to shift and collide, Kurdistan remains an island in a sea of chaos. In stark contrast to its neighbours, Kurdistan’s staunch commitment to defending freedom and rejecting extremism is eviden ...

A New Year and a New Congress: The Post-Election Agenda for Foreign Intelligence Legislation

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-11-28 20:11
Come January 2019, there will be a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives that will simultaneously bring Democratic control to the committees (Judiciary and Intelligence) exercising principal oversight responsibility in the House over foreig ...

Is it really the End of ISIS?

E-Kurd - 2018-11-28 13:46
Chiman Salih | Exclusive to Ekurd.net ISIS is only another name for truculent net clenched its fist deeply in the gut of the Middle East and will not abandon it or leave it mercifully, but it will exploit any crack to make the life of the people as the h ...

Erbil ranks among top five safest cities in the world

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-11-23 13:32
The Kurdistan Region capital of Erbil ranks among the top five safest cities in the world according to data collected from Numbeo. ...

‘Asabiyah…Or, Another Prolonged Wandering In The Desert?

E-Kurd - 2018-11-18 15:06
Gerald A. Honigman | Ekurd.net Spend some time on many-to-most university campuses these days; read or listen to numerous Jewish commentators and editorialists in the mainstream media dealing with Israel and the Middle East. With rare exceptions, you’ll ...

2018 Annual Dinner Remarks: Civic Education and Civility in the Public Square

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-11-13 17:32
These are remarks by Alan Luxenberg at the Annual Dinner of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Nov. 7, 2018. Luxenberg […] The post 2018 Annual Dinner Remarks: Civic Education and Civility in the Public Square appeared first on Foreign Policy Researc ...