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Lithuania’s Presidential Election: Same Policy Wine in New Bottles?

Lithuania’s Presidential Election: Same Policy Wine in New Bottles?

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-04-18 01:41
In the Baltics, the first half of 2019 is election time: for Estonia, it’s a new parliament, for Latvia and Lithuania, it’s new presidents; and then all three countries will vote for their new representatives to the European Parliament. Given widespread p ...
Lithuania’s Presidential Election: Same Policy Wine in New Bottles? - Foreign Policy Research Institute

Missiles on Ships. Making Sense of Iran’s Recent Moves in the Gulf

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-05-10 06:09
Yet again, there is a dramatic rise in tension in the Middle East, and, yet again, missiles are at the heart of it. On May 6, the Trump administration announced that it would deploy the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group as well as four B-52 bombers ...

60% of new cars run on petrol in EU in 1Q19

Waar Media - 2019-05-08 15:36
WAAR_DUHOK Nearly 60% of all new passenger cars registered across the EU run on petrol, while less than one third are fuelled by diesel in the first quarter of 2019, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) on Wednesday. All ...

US Unsafe in the Middle East for Its Unpopularity: Iranian FM

BAS News - 2019-05-07 15:58
ERBIL — Washington’s concerns over the safety of its forces and interests in the Middle East comes from its unpopularity in the region not from Iran, said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. “If US and clients don’t feel safe, it’s because they’re des ...

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 ...

Voting Starts Iin Ukraine’s Presidential Runoff

Waar Media - 2019-04-21 13:23
WAAR_DUHOK Ukrainians began to cast ballots on Sunday in presidential election, where incumbent President Petro Poroshenko and comedian Vladimir Zelenskiy face each other in a runoff. In the first round of the presidential polls held on Mar. 31, Poroshen ...

Ukrainians To Vote In Presidential Runoff On Sunday

Waar Media - 2019-04-20 14:42
WAAR_DUHOK Ukrainians are getting ready to cast ballots on Sunday’s presidential election, where incumbent President Petro Poroshenko and comedian Vladimir Zelenskiy will face each other in a runoff. In the first round of the presidential polls held on M ...

A Shadow over Ukraine’s Presidential Election

International Crisis Group - 2019-04-19 22:02
With Ukraine’s establishment forecasting doom after the presidential runoff, the far right’s influence on politics is impossible to ignore. Its resurgence is both a symptom and a cause of the country’s ills: there is less daylight between it and the poli ...

Belarus' Lukashenko: presidential election will take place in 2020

Yahoo - 2019-04-19 18:09

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 ...

The 7 Most Perilous Rivers and Lakes in the World

Waar Media - 2019-04-15 13:31
WAAR_DUHOK 1. River Ganges, India The Ancient Indian epic Ramayana tells us that the waters of the sacred Ganges River are endowed with the power to resurrect the dead and cure all ailments. Sadly, the reality is not all that colorful, as India’s biggest ...

Latest in hunger strikes in Southern Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-04-12 16:47
Nasir Yagiz’s indefinite non-alternating hunger strike in Hewler is on day 143, while Fadile Tok continues her hunger strike in Maxmur on day 83. The alternating hunger strikes also continue with new groups. ...

Litterers, polluters to face fine in Iraqi Kurdistan, government says

E-Kurd - 2019-04-12 12:17
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Litterers and polluters in Iraqi Kurdistan Region will face steep punishments ranging from financial fines to confiscation of their vehicle under new regulations issued by the government’s environment protection bo ...

Women's World March of Euskal Herria in solidarity with Leyla

ANF - 2019-04-12 08:48
Statements and declarations of solidarity with the hunger strike of HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Guven demanding the end of the isolation of Kurdish people’s leader Abdullah Ocalan continues to arrive from all over the world. ...

Production of S-400 Components Can be Organized in Turkey: Russia

BAS News - 2019-04-11 23:48
ERBIL - Russia has said that the production of some components of the S-400 missile defense system could be organized in Turkey as Ankara is determined to purchase the Russian product despite Washington's disputes on the issue. "We are not talking about ...

Voting begins in India's gigantic election spread over 7 phases

Yahoo - 2019-04-11 11:15

KDP: Youths And New People To Occupy Ministries Positions

Waar Media - 2019-04-10 17:36
WAAR_DUHOK “KDP have decided that the ministries positions in the new government will be occupied by youths and new people,” announced KDP politburo chancellor. “KDP have always believed in change; and using the youth’s skills, and about the ministries p ...

“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 ...

KRG Devising “New Plan” to Rescue Yezidis as IS Defeated on the Ground

BAS News - 2019-03-24 23:12
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is designing a new plan to locate and free the Yezidis who are still missing after the Islamic State (IS) is physically defeated and it holds no ground. More than 6,000 Yezidi women, men and children were a ...

YJA Star: 2019 is the Newroz for freedom and women’s resistance

ANF - 2019-03-21 15:51
YJA Star Central Headquarters Command said, “Newroz 2019 will be the Newroz of freedom” and called all women to gather around the bonfire of the new day of struggle and to meet in the freedom halay. ...

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 ...