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Netanyahu’s Bloc Wins Majority In Knesset: Exit Polls

Netanyahu’s Bloc Wins Majority In Knesset: Exit Polls

Waar Media - 2019-04-10 12:35
WAAR_DUHOK A coalition led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party has won a majority of seats in Knesset (Israel’s parliament), preliminary results showed on Wednesday. The Likud-led coalition grabbed 65 seats in the 120-member Kne ...
Netanyahu’s Bloc Wins Majority In Knesset: Exit Polls - Waar Media

Parliament to Reactivate Kurdistan Presidency on Wednesday

BAS News - 2019-05-06 11:39
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament will convene on Wednesday (8th May) to vote on reactivation of Kurdistan Region Presidency. According to agenda of the session which is issued by the legislative, it will also vote on an amendment to the presidency law ...

Prime Minister Barzani and U.S. Vice President discuss developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq

KRG-Spain - 2019-04-30 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani held a phone call with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. They discussed the latest security developments in the disputed territories and the political situation in the Kurdis ...

[PICTURES]: Peshmerga Hospital Officially Open

BAS News - 2019-04-24 10:52
ERBIL — During a ceremony, a special military hospital for Kurdistan’s Peshmerga forces was opened on Wednesday. The hospital is constructed and funded by the German government as part of Berlin’s support to the Peshmerga forces who fought on the forefro ...

Baghdad Summit Concludes With Stress On Iraq’s Unity

Waar Media - 2019-04-21 13:23
WAAR_DUHOK The Baghdad summit of parliaments of neighboring countries of Iraq on Saturday concluded with a final declaration stressing the stability of the country. Turkey’s parliament speaker Mustafa Sentop also attended the Baghdad summit which brought ...

Prime Minister Barzani’s statement on thirty-first anniversary of Anfal genocide campaign

KRG-Spain - 2019-04-17 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani made a statement on the thirty-first anniversary of the Anfal genocide campaign. Below is the text of Prime Minister Barzani’s statement: Once again, after more than 30 yea ...

Netanyahu secures votes to form next Israeli government

Waar Media - 2019-04-16 16:31
WAAR_DUHOK Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has secured the required Knesset (parliament) support to form the upcoming government, according to Israeli media. The right-wing parties of Yisrael Beiteinu and United Right on Tuesday informed Presid ...

Turkey’s finance minister, US president meet in Washington

Waar Media - 2019-04-16 12:23
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak was hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, Albayrak said on Tuesday. “During our meetings with US Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnunchin and [Trump’s] senior advisor Jared Kushn ...

Ex-European officials decry Trump’s Palestine policy

Waar Media - 2019-04-15 13:31
WAAR_DUHOK A letter by former European politicians condemned the U.S. President Donald Trump’s one-sided policy in Israel-Palestine conflict. Signed by two former NATO secretary-generals, six former prime ministers, and 25 former ministers, the letter ca ...

Japan’s support for peacemaking in Iraq

The Global Coalition - 2019-04-12 15:55
Article Japan’s support for peacemaking in Iraq Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Woman’s Council was opened in El-bo Asi village

SDF Press - 2019-04-12 06:19
Al-Tabqa- The Woman’s administration in Al-Tebqa region opened woman’s council in El-bo Asi village today. The committee of woman and martyrs families represented both the Legislative Council and the Executive Council and attended the opening ceremony. In ...

OAS Recognizes Guaido’s Envoy As Venezuelan Ambassador

Waar Media - 2019-04-10 17:36
WAAR_DUHOK The Organization of American States (OAS) said Tuesday it is recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido’s nominee as Venezuela’s official delegate to the group until new elections are held. Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that ...

Hunger strikes discussed in Austrian parliament

ANF - 2019-04-10 14:45
Austria’s main opposition Social Democratic Party (SPO) brought up the hunger strikes launched to demand an end to the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan in the Parliament. ...

U.S.-China Trade War: Causes and Consequences

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-04-10 06:19
The Trump administration has taken U.S. foreign economic policy in directions not seen since the establishment of the postwar liberal […] ...

Israelis Vote in Knesset Election

Waar Media - 2019-04-09 12:24
WAAR_DUHOK Israeli voters on Tuesday began to cast ballot to elect members of Knesset (Israel’s parliament). Voting is taking place at 10,720 polling stations across the country, plus another 96 at Israeli embassies and consulates abroad. There are 6.3 m ...

Japan’s local polls: Ruling LDP bags over half of seats

Waar Media - 2019-04-08 14:09
WAAR_DUHOK Japan’s ruling party has secured over half of the total seats in first phase of local elections held on Sunday in the country, local media reported. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe-led Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has won 1,158, or 50.9 percent, o ...

Irish boycott of Eurovision Song Contest in Israel

ANF - 2019-04-07 09:16
Protests have been taking place to convince Irish state broadcaster RTÉ to withdraw from this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Israel over its attacks against the Palestinian people. ...

Israel’s Upcoming Elections and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

International Crisis Group - 2019-04-06 00:14
Israel’s parliamentary elections on 9 April seem set to see Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu return to lead a fragile, more right-wing coalition, an outcome unlikely to prompt a dramatic change in the country’s policies in the West Bank and Gaza. ...

‘Başkan Barzani'nin sözü PDK için anlaşmadır’

BAS News - 2019-04-04 16:28
BasNews - Kürdistan Demokrat Partisi (PDK) Politbüro Sekreteri Fazıl Mirani, Başkan Mesud Barzani'nin sözünün PDK için anlaşma niteliğinde olduğunu söyledi. K24’e konuşan PDK Politbüro Sekreteri Fazıl Mirani, öncelikli olarak Kürdistan Parlamentosu’nun K ...

Netanyahu and Putin to Meet in Moscow

BAS News - 2019-04-02 14:35
ERBIL — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to meet on Thursday in Moscow. Netanyahu’s office confirmed the scheduled meeting but did not elaborate on the possible agenda. However, the crisis in Syria is ...

HDP’s Yagizay: Harshest EP report on Turkey in 14 years

ANF - 2019-03-14 16:45
HDP Representative for the Council of Europe Faik Yagizay and HDP Representative for the European Union Eyup Doru spoke about the report on Turkey which was voted on at the European Parliament yesterday evening. ...