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Budapest ignores EPP’s last warning on Central European University –

Budapest ignores EPP’s last warning on Central European University –

Euractiv - 2019-04-15 20:26

Budapest ignores EPP’s last warning on Central European University – - Euractiv

Iraq joins Arab states in rejecting US recognition of Israeli sovereignty of Golan

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2019-04-18 10:24
Iraq's firm stance on the Golan came ahead of Sunday's Arab League Summit. ...

Iraq, Saudi Arabia Ink 13 Agreements

BAS News - 2019-04-18 00:34
ERBIL - Iraq has inked 13 agreements with Saudi Arabia as the relations between the two top OPEC oil producers have started to revive once again, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi's office said on Wednesday. The announcement came after the Iraqi prem ...

H.R. McMaster to Headline FPRI’s Annual Dinner on November 14, 2019

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-04-17 06:04
The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) will present its 15th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service to H. R. McMaster at its 2019 Annual Dinner on Thursday, November 14, at the Union League of Philadelphia. ...

Intel: Turkey’s future hinges on electoral commission's decision on Istanbul rerun

Al Monitor - 2019-04-17 02:13

‘Brexit is not future of European Union’: EU’s Juncker

Waar Media - 2019-04-16 16:31
WAAR_DUHOK “Brexit is not the future of the European Union” and cannot pose as an obstacle before EU’s progress, the head of European Commission said on Thursday. “Brexit cannot hinder our progress and it will not. The trade agreements and relations with ...

Corruption increased in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2018: Commission of Integrity

E-Kurd - 2019-04-15 17:01
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Commission of Integrity has found that levels of corruption increased in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in 2018 compared with the previous year. The finding was included in the Commission’s annual report on corruption ...

U.S. increases pressure on Turkey for S-400 deal, detentions | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-04-10 21:46

Pompeo: Egypt Would Face Sanctions Over Russian Su-35s

Waar Media - 2019-04-10 17:36
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. warned Egypt on Tuesday against purchasing Russian Su-35 multi-role fighter aircraft, saying it would face sanctions should it go through with the procurement. “We’ve made clear that if those systems were to be purchased, the CAATSA s ...

Iraqi karate team trains on snow-capped mountain |

Reuters - 2019-04-09 01:19

Libya crisis: Air strike at Tripoli airport as thousands flee clashes

BBC - 2019-04-09 00:26
Flights are halted in Libya's capital as a power struggle for the country's capital drags on. ...

Kurdish Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Political Prisoners in Turkey

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-03 02:00
Kurdish Human Rights Network (KHRN): Sixteen Kurdish political prisoners in Iran’s prisons went on a three days hunger strike in solidarity with Kurdish political prisoners in Turkey who have been on hunger strike for the past several weeks. According to ...

Venezuela’s top judge seeks to lift Guaido’s immunity

Waar Media - 2019-04-02 14:11
WAAR_DUHOK Venezuela’s chief justice asked the country’s National Assembly on Tuesday to strip opposition leader Juan Guaido of his parliamentary immunity. Maikel Moreno, president of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ), made the request, saying the ju ...

US peace envoy vows to take Afghan government on board

Waar Media - 2019-04-02 14:11
WAAR_DUHOK In a significant development, the visiting top U.S. peace envoy on Tuesday acknowledged the importance of taking Afghan government on board in the peace process. Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, rea ...

Police afraid of balloons with Leyla Guven’s photograph

ANF - 2019-03-29 14:48
The police banned the display of balloons with Leyla Guven’s photograph printed on them to be used in a HDP convoy in Amed. ...

Over 50 Islamic State militants killed by U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria’s Baghouz

E-Kurd - 2019-03-29 09:46
BEIRUT,— At least 50 Islamic State IS militants were killed Thursday by U.S.-led airstrikes on a caves area in eastern Syria, a war monitor reported. The air raids targeted the caves in the Baghouz, the last IS redoubt in the eastern countryside of Deir ...

Yagiz’s health deteriorates on day 126 of hunger strike

ANF - 2019-03-26 13:01
Nasir Yagiz, who has been on an indefinite nonalternating hunger strike for 126 days, has been getting worse by the day. ...

Kurdpa Agency's congratulation massage on New Year

Kurdpa - 2019-03-22 17:23
Kurdpa Agency's congratulation massage on New Year ...

Syrian fighters say 'thousands' still inside last ISIL pocket

Al Jazeera - 2019-03-18 10:40
Kurdish-led militia and US air power have rained fire down on ISIL's last village for a week with thousands fleeing. ...

Baghouz: Seven IS Insurgents Killed in Coalition Airstrikes

BAS News - 2019-03-17 20:27
ERBIL - At least seven insurgents were killed on Sunday in an airstrike carried out by the US-led coalition in the Syrian village of Baghouz, the militant group's last enclave. An Iraqi military source told Baghdad Today that the jihadists were killed wh ...

Over 60,000 people, mostly families of Islamic State, fled Syria jihadist enclave: Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-03-17 19:07
BAGHOUZ, Syria,— The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday more than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, had flooded out of Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria since a final assault to capture it began over two months ago. The ...