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Sudan forces attempt to break up sit-in outside army HQ

Sudan forces attempt to break up sit-in outside army HQ

Waar Media - 2019-04-15 13:31
WAAR_DUHOK Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) reportedly attempted on Monday to break up a sit-in staged by protesters outside the army headquarters in Khartoum. Military bulldozers moved to remove roadblocks erected by protesters near the headquarters b ...
Sudan forces attempt to break up sit-in outside army HQ - Waar Media

New Governor for Nineveh to be Elected on Monday

BAS News - 2019-05-13 00:42
ERBIL - The Nineveh Provincial Council is expected to elect a new governor and the deputies on Monday while the Council of Representatives is reportedly attempting to postpone the election. According to a statement signed by the head of Nineveh Provincia ...

Iraqi Parliament Seeks Clarifications on Baghdad's Attempt to Buy S-400

BAS News - 2019-05-06 22:54
ERBIL - The Iraqi Council of Representatives has contacted the government for clarifications on Baghdad's alleged attempts to purchase Russia's S-400 missile defense system, a lawmaker revealed on Monday. Talking to Sputnik, MP Fatih Younis, a member of ...

US: Ben Stiller urges Congress to aid Syrian refugees

Waar Media - 2019-05-02 17:20
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. actor Ben Stiller testified before Congress on Wednesday, calling for Washington to continue providing financial support to the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for Syrian relief efforts. “Eight years into the crisis, we must not l ...

Nechirvan Barzani and Mohamed Halabousi discuss four files in Erbil

Waar Media - 2019-04-23 17:17
WAAR_DUHOK Kurdistan Regional PM Nechirvan Barzani met the Speaker of the Iraqi parliament Mohammed Al-Halbusi, they discussed ways o solve the stucked issues between Erbil and Baghdad. Al-Halbusi arrived on Monday evening, and held a meeting with Kurdis ...

Sit-in against the isolation continues in front of EP

ANF - 2019-04-18 16:26
The sit-in demanding an end to the isolation continues in front of the EP on day 4. ...

Global steel demand to rise 1.3% in 2019: Forecast

Waar Media - 2019-04-17 12:45
WAAR_DUHOK The World Steel Association (Worldsteel) projected global steel demand will rise 1.3% in 2019, compared to the previous year in a report on Tuesday. “Worldsteel forecasts global steel demand will reach 1.73 billion tons in 2019,” said the grou ...

Stockholm hunger strikers: We are resolved to break the isolation

ANF - 2019-04-16 16:21
Democratic Kurdish Society Center Norway Co-chair Ayser Yuce who continues her hunger strike in Stockholm, Sweden criticized the Norwegian government for their silence and said they are resolved to break the isolation. ...

Police attacks sit-in, detains 20 people in Istanbul

ANF - 2019-04-16 14:36
The police attacked the sit-in in front of the Gebze Prison held by families and detained 20 people including HDP Istanbul Co-chair Esengul Demir. ...

End 'deep state', Sudan protesters demand

BBC - 2019-04-16 00:32
Thousands maintain a sit-in outside army HQ, calling for an immediate move to civilian rule. ...

SDF Hands 25 Yezidis to Rescue Office in Syria

BAS News - 2019-04-13 18:17
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has handed 25 liberated Yezidis to a rescue office in northeastern Syria. The civilians, the majority of whom were women and children, had been freed during a military operation in the village of Bag ...

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 ...

Silence of CoE condemned in mass sit-in

ANF - 2019-04-11 13:01
The mass sit-in by Kurds in Europe protesting the silence of the Council of Europe (CoE) continue on the third week. ...

Sudan’s Bashir Steps Down As President: Military

Waar Media - 2019-04-11 12:19
WAAR_DUHOK Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has stepped down, military sources claimed on Thursday in the wake of continued calls for his resignation. A transitional government has been formed by the army in order to rule the country in the upcoming peri ...

Turkey's Erdogan to discuss possible operation in Syria with Putin - RIA

Jerusalem Post - 2019-04-10 06:03
Erdogan has vowed to crush US-backed Kurdish fighters east of the Euphrates in Syria and said last year that preparations were complete for an operation. ...

Sudan protest: Demonstrators continue sit-in despite crackdown

BBC - 2019-04-09 00:16
Elements of the army act to protect protesters as security forces fire tear gas, witnesses say. ...

Occupation forces demolished Alevi and Yazidi cemeteries in Afrin

ANF - 2019-04-08 16:50
The occupation forces in Afrin have demolished Alevi and Yazidi cemeteries and abducted many civilians. ...

KDP, PUK to Ink Their Political Agreement on Monday

BAS News - 2019-04-07 22:32
ERBIL- The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are expected to officially sign their political agreement on Monday, a member of the latter party revealed. The two Kurdish major parties finally reached an agreement ...

Sudan: Protesters converge on army headquarters in Khartoum

BBC - 2019-04-07 00:17
It's the first time protests have reached the building in Khartoum, near the presidential compound. ...

‘Votes Still Being Counted in Istanbul Mayoral Race’

Waar Media - 2019-04-01 18:43
WAAR_DUHOK Votes are still being counted in the Istanbul metropolitan municipality race, said the mayoral candidate for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Monday. Binali Yildirim told reporters that invalid votes cast on Sunday outnumb ...

Brent Falls To $66.44 On US Recession Fears on Monday

Waar Media - 2019-03-25 11:53
WAAR_DUHOK International benchmark Brent crude fell slightly to $66.44 at 0712 GMT on Monday, while American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) saw prices of $58.67. On Friday at 1400 GMT, Brent crude traded at $66.97 and WTI registered as $59.24 at ...