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New Sudanese transitional leader pledges large reforms

New Sudanese transitional leader pledges large reforms

Waar Media - 2019-04-14 10:39
WAAR_DUHOK Days after the ouster of Sudan’s longtime leader, the new head of the country’s transitional military council on Saturday pledged large-scale political and economic reforms. In a televised address, Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan announced the li ...
New Sudanese transitional leader pledges large reforms - Waar Media

Journalists for Democracy in Turkey and Kurdistan launched in UK

ANF - 2019-05-05 13:50
Journalists, campaigners and Turkish and Kurdish organisations based in Britain came together in a new solidarity initiative announced on World Press Freedom Day. ...

Sudan protesters reject army's position on civilian rule

BBC - 2019-05-04 00:02
Protesters criticise Sudan's ruling military council for ruling out a civilian-majority government. ...

Sudan crisis: 'Million-strong march' for civilian rule

BBC - 2019-04-26 00:02
Thousands have gathered in Khartoum despite resignations from Sudan's ruling military council. ...

Sudanese Scholar Explains al-Bashir’s Ouster

Waar Media - 2019-04-17 12:45
WAAR_DUHOK The ouster of Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s longtime president, in a military coup following months of popular protests, could have two possible implications, a Sudanese-American scholar has said. “Sudan under Omar al-Bashir entered a new alliance f ...

Sudan rulers order army command restructure

Waar Media - 2019-04-15 18:22
WAAR_DUHOK The head of Sudan’s transitional military council, Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan, on Monday ordered a restructure of the army’s Joint Staff Command. The restructure includes the appointment of General Hashim Abdul Mutalib Ahmed Babikir as a new ...

Who is new head of Sudan’s transitional council?

Waar Media - 2019-04-13 15:11
WAAR_DUHOK The new head of Sudan’s transitional military council is said not to be affiliated with any political body or organization, according to sources with close links to him. Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Burhan, 60, served in Sudan’s border guar ...

New solidarity initiative in Sweden

ANF - 2019-04-09 12:33
In Söderhamn district in Sweden, a new organization in solidarity with the Kurdish people was formed. ...

Kazakhstan To Hold Early Presidential Elections in June

Waar Media - 2019-04-09 12:24
WAAR_DUHOK Kazakhstan will go for early presidential elections on June 9, the country’s acting president announced on Tuesday. “I have decided to hold presidential elections on June 9,” Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said in a televised address to the nation. Tok ...

UK: New law requires PM to ask EU for Brexit extension

Waar Media - 2019-04-09 12:24
WAAR_DUHOK Legislation to delay Brexit and avoid a no-deal crash-out from the European Union became law late Monday after clearing all stages in both houses of Britain’s parliament and receiving Royal Assent. The new law requires British Prime Minister T ...

US Increasing Troops in Iraq to Protect IS Leader Baghdadi: Iraqi Expert

BAS News - 2019-04-08 23:13
ERBIL - The United States' aim in increasing its forces in Iraq is to protect the top Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, an Iraqi expert was quoted as saying. Al-Maalomah news agency quoted Kazzem al-Haaj as claiming that Washington is tryin ...

Banksy unveils New York City mural protesting against Turkish artist Zehra Dogan’s imprisonment

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2019-04-08 16:15
‚I’ve painted things much more worthy of a custodial sentence‘ Banksy’s latest artwork has been unveiled; a New York-based mural dedicated to the Turkish artist Zehra Dogan, who was reportedly jailed for nearly three years over a painting. The anonymous B ...

Don’t understand the ‘new’ Middle East? Try reading between the lines

Rûdaw - 2019-04-07 20:56
Sifting the views from the news is a new challenge for editors and audiences ...

Turkey Appoints New Special Envoy to Resolve Water Disputes with Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-07 12:36
ERBIL — The Turkish government has appointed a new special envoy to Iraq who will be responsible for resolving issues related to water sharing between the two countries, Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Deputy Foreign Minister Nizar al-Khairallah ...

New York: Bi pişikdarîya hezaran kesan şerê balgî

Waar Media - 2019-04-07 12:34
WAAR_Duhok: Bi hezaran kesên ku li Qada Washingtonê ku li New Yorkê ciyekî navdar û sereke ye kom bûn, şerê balgî kirin. Bi minasebeta “Roja Şerê Balgî ya Navneteweyî” ku her sal di nîsanê da tê kirin, îsal li New Yorkê dîmenên cuda û rengîn derketin hol ...

New York: Bi pişikdarîya hezaran va şerê balgî

Waar Media - 2019-04-07 10:44
WAAR_Duhok: Bi hezaran kesên ku li Qada Washingtonê ku li New Yorkê ciyekî navdar û sereke ye kom bûn, şerê balgî kirin. Bi minasebeta “Roja Şerê Balgî ya Navneteweyî” ku her sal di nîsanê da tê kirin, îsal li New Yorkê dîmenên cuda û rengîn derketin hol ...

Barzani Attends World Economic Forum in Jordan

BAS News - 2019-04-06 16:43
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, attended on Saturday the first day of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Jordan. According to a statement by Barzani’s he ...

Sinn Féin support apps helping victims of domestic violence

ANF - 2019-04-04 12:09
Sinn Féin MLA Michaela Boyle has said a new app that will allow those in abusive relationships to track and record incidents in a private and secure environment will help victims find a voice. ...

India Shoots Down Satellite To Become ‘Space Power’

Waar Media - 2019-03-27 15:23
WAAR_DUHOK Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday they had shot down a satellite, culminating their journey toward becoming an “elite space power”. In a televised address to the nation, Modi said: “India has entered its name as an elite space ...

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 ...