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Is Russia Undermining Democracy in the West? Conference Report

Is Russia Undermining Democracy in the West? Conference Report

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-03-26 22:40
On March 14, 2019, the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy hosted a conference titled “Is Russia Undermining Democracy in the West?” as a part of its year-long “Democracy in Trouble?” series. Panelists from the military, government, and acad ...
Is Russia Undermining Democracy in the West? Conference Report - Foreign Policy Research Institute

Baghdad, Riyadh Agree on Security, Intelligence Cooperations

BAS News - 2019-04-19 12:19
ERBIL — The Iraqi government and Saudi Arabia have reached an agreement to strengthen ties and cooperation in security and intelligence affairs. The deal is part of 13 agreements a high-level Iraqi delegation, led by Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, sign ...

Georgia’s Latest Banking Scandal Tests the Limits of its Democratic Institutions

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-04-12 06:19
In February 2019, the Government of Georgia hit a new low when news of its “attack” on TBC Bank, one of the biggest banks in the country, became public. The National Bank of Georgia and the Prosecutor’s Office confronted TBC Bank, a member of FTSE 250 and ...

Christians to Join and Support New Cabinet in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-01 14:22
ERBIL — The Christian factions in the Kurdistan Region will join the new government and they will contribute to the development of the region through a strong government, said a Christian lawmaker. The Kurdistan Region has been known as the safe haven fo ...

“Kamran Darvishi” a political prisoner detained in the Orumiyeh prison, encountered a new judicial case.

Roji Kurd - 2019-04-01 00:02
On 30th March 2019 “Kamran Darvishi” a political prisoner in the Orumiyeh Prison, which has been imprisoned since 2016 was faced with a new case by the Revolutionary Court of the First Branch and in the direction of (disturbing the prison system and insul ...

IS Insurgent Killed in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-03-31 22:19
ERBIL - At least one Islamic State (IS) member was killed in the Iraqi province of Anbar on Sunday before he could target the Iraqi security forces in the area. A security source explained to al-Maalomah news agency that another militant was captured as ...

People start to gather outside HDP offices in the Kurdish region

ANF - 2019-03-31 18:58
While the counting of votes continues, people in the Kurdish region have started to gather outside the HDP offices in cities and districts. ...

KDP Won't Participate in Kirkuk Elections Unless the Province is Stabilized

BAS News - 2019-03-30 22:22
ERBIL - The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has made it clear that it would not participate in the provincial elections in disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk unless the security and military situation is normalized in the area. Talking to the Vo ...

European delegation to observe elections in the Kurdish region

ANF - 2019-03-30 22:00
92 people who came from Europe on the invitation of HDP will observe tomorrow’s local elections in the Kurdish region. ...

PUK Seeks More Posts in Next KRG

BAS News - 2019-03-27 21:15
ERBIL - Wednesday's meeting between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) ended with no final political agreements as the latter is seeking more posts in the future cabinet. The two major Kurdish parties met on Wedne ...

10 Strangest Objects in the Universe

Waar Media - 2019-03-25 11:53
WAAR_DUHOK Despite the fact that we can find countless weird phenomena lurking throughout the cosmos, some of them are just too weird in comparison to others. Below is a list of 10 strangest objects (with images) in the universe that could surprise you c ...

Guerrillas celebrate Newroz in the Zagros Mountains

ANF - 2019-03-21 08:37
Kurdish guerilla units celebrated Newroz in the Zagros Mountains. ...

IS to be Defeated in Syria "By Tonight": Trump

BAS News - 2019-03-20 21:53
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the Islamic State (IS) in Syria will be "gone by tonight", showing reporters a pair of maps demonstrating the reduction of the militant group's presence in the Middle Eastern country since his elec ...

People in Kurdistan Should Celebrate Nawroz After Successfully Defeating IS: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-03-20 20:45
ERBIL - The war against the Islamic State (IS) has ended successfully and now the people of Kurdistan Region should celebrate the Kurdish New Year which is a symbol for the peaceful culture and coexistence in the region, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani ...

Güven: Name of this year’s Newroz is Zülküf Gezen

ANF - 2019-03-20 13:37
In her Newroz message, HDP MP Leyla Güven said “The name of this year’s Newroz is Zülküf Gezen”. ...

Clashes between PKK-affiliate and Iraqi army in Sinjar leave two soldiers dead: military

E-Kurd - 2019-03-18 12:50
BAGHDAD,— Clashes between the Iraqi army and Kurdish PKK-affiliate militia from the Yazidi Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) killed two Iraqi soldiers and wounded five of the militants on Sunday, the Iraqi military said in a statement. The clashes took place ...

Joint Committee to Investigate Report of 50 Yezidi Women Beheaded in Syria’s Baghouz

BAS News - 2019-03-05 15:18
ERBIL — A joint fact-finding committee will be formed between the Iraqi government and Yezidi leaders in Syria to investigate the reports which claimed that the Islamic State (IS) militants beheaded nearly 50 Kurdish Yezidi women in their last enclave in ...

The PUK And the KDP Began Their Meeting

Waar Media - 2019-03-04 18:47
WAAR_DUHOK KDP and PUK politburos met today in Erbil and the two sides are expected to agree on the formation of the new government and determine Kirkuk and Baghdad issues. “Today, at 11.00 am, a high-level delegation of the Kurdistan Democratic Party ( ...

Center for the installation of prostheses

SDF Press - 2019-03-01 03:07
Al-Raqqa – “Hopemakers” continues its work in providing free medical assistance to residents of the city of Al-Raqqa and its countryside after establishing a center for prosthetics and physical therapy The Center receives cases of amputation of all kinds, ...

Syrian Kurdish-led forces free 24 of its fighters held by Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-02-28 14:06
DEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE, Syria,— The U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia said on Thursday it had freed 24 of its fighters from Islamic State militants in the jihadists’ last enclave near the Iraqi border. The SDF provided no detai ...

Agriculture and Food Conference held between the Kurdistan Region and the Netherlands

KRG-Spain - 2019-02-26 00:03
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa participated in conference discussions of cooperation between the Kurdistan Region and Netherlands ...