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State terrorism on social media: 20.474 persecutions in 5 years

State terrorism on social media: 20.474 persecutions in 5 years

ANF - 2019-05-03 15:26
Turkish Minister Suleyman Soylu admitted to having persecuted 20.474 individuals for their posts on social media. ...
State terrorism on social media: 20.474 persecutions in 5 years - ANF

France on Death Penalty for 3 French in Iraq: Execution Opposed in Principle

BAS News - 2019-05-27 14:55
ERBIL — A day after Iraqi judicial authorities sentenced three French nationals to death for their membership to the Islamic State (IS), the French government said it is opposed in principle to the practice of death penalty. “France is opposed, on princi ...

Turkey Confident to Buy S-400: Minister

BAS News - 2019-05-27 00:35
ERBIL - Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Sunday that Ankara has "self-confidence" to purchase Russia's S-400 missile defense system. "Should we not purchase the S-400s? We didn't have the means in the past," Soylu was quoted as saying, ac ...

Iraqi Forces Kill 11 IS Jihadists, Destroy 13 Hideouts

BAS News - 2019-05-21 10:05
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces conducted a large-scale operation on Monday in Salahaddin province where they killed at least 11 jihadists belonging to the Islamic State (IS). Iraqi War Media Cell confirmed in a statement that they operation also destroyed ...

Lionel Messi wants €150 million Premier League superstar at Barcelona, €85 million superstar agrees to join Real Madrid and more: Transfer Roundup, 17 May 2019

Waar Media - 2019-05-19 15:03
WAAR_DUHOK Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda’s Daily Transfer Roundup. Today, we have some big news to bring to you on the transfer front. Real Madrid seem to be well and truly on their course to having a great summer transfer window. Their rivals are not ...

U.S. orders ‘non-emergency’ government employees to leave Iraq

Waar Media - 2019-05-15 15:27
WAAR_DUHOK The State Department on Wednesday ordered all “non-emergency U.S. government employees” to leave Iraq amid soaring tensions with Iran, which backs proxy forces there. It said in a statement that the announcement affects both the U.S. Embassy i ...

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 ...

Pompeo’s Trip to Baghdad Focused on Protection of US Forces

BAS News - 2019-05-08 10:31
ERBIL — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to Baghdad overnight Tuesday where he met with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi and other top official, reportedly focusing on the safety of US forces in the country. “We talked to them ab ...

Congressman calls out social media's role in attacks

Yahoo - 2019-05-07 01:20

Trump retweets far-right personalities in attack on social media [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-05-05 16:39

India Braces For Tropical Cyclone

Waar Media - 2019-05-02 17:20
WAAR_DUHOK Indian government is on high alert as the country’s east coast braces for a tropical cyclone. Officials said they have to evacuate 800,000 people from Odisha state to safer places. “Some 20,000 people have been shifted already,” Prabhat Ranjan ...

President Barzani congratulates Laborers on the occasion of Labor Day

Waar Media - 2019-05-01 15:53
WAAR_DUHOK Today May 1st marks the international Labor Day all around the world. President of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani thanked all Kurdistan’s workers for their hard works in a statement. “On Labor Day, I would like to wish the laborers in Kurdis ...

Kurdistan Police Takes Serious Actions to Fight Cyber Harassment

BAS News - 2019-04-30 14:52
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s police is working on a comprehensive plan now to fight cyber harassment which is on the rise in the region. Police Chief Abdulkhaliq Talaat told BasNews that the number of reports complaining about harassments on social media i ...

IS leader appears in video for first time in 5 years

FOX News - 2019-04-30 06:47
The leader of the Islamic State group has appeared for the first time in 5 years in a video released by the extremist group's propaganda arm. ...

Emiliano Sala: Police investigate online photo said to be of plane crash victim

BBC - 2019-04-29 01:44
Police investigate after a photo said to be of the body of Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala is shared on social media. ...

Iran's Khamenei urges crackdown on illegal arms, social media curbs

Gulan Media - 2019-04-28 20:41

Spanish state goes to the polls today

ANF - 2019-04-28 16:11
Today the Spanish state will hold its third general election in four years. ...

International Network Made Sri Lanka Attacks; Social Media Blocked

Theroot - 2019-04-26 18:28

Islamic State attacks Syrian army, allies, killing dozens: monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-04-20 14:19
BEIRUT,— Islamic State attacks on the Syrian army and allied militias in central Syria have killed 35 soldiers over two days, a war monitor said early on Saturday. Although Islamic State lost its last territorial enclave in Syria at Baghouz near the Iraq ...

Iraq: Two Dozens of IS Insurgents Killed, Captured in Separate Operations

BAS News - 2019-04-19 18:31
ERBIL - A couple of dozens of Islamic State (IS) insurgents were either killed or captured in separate military operations in north and west of the country, the Iraqi Security Media Cell said on Friday. The center explained in a statement that their forc ...

German Islamic State woman on trial for letting Yazidi ‘slave’ girl die of thirst

E-Kurd - 2019-04-09 13:19
BERLIN,— A German woman who joined the Islamic State group ISIS goes on trial Tuesday accused of the war crime of letting a five-year-old “slave” girl die of thirst. Prominent London-based human rights lawyer Amal Clooney is part of the team representing ...