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Greens condemn Court’s decision to overturn Istanbul result

Greens condemn Court’s decision to overturn Istanbul result

Europeaninterest - 2019-05-07 16:34

Greens condemn Court’s decision to overturn Istanbul result - Europeaninterest

Basra Official Calls for Legal Procedure Against ExonMobil's Evacuation

BAS News - 2019-05-27 22:38
ERBIL - Officials from the Basra Provincial Council have called on the federal government to take legal procedures against ExxonMobil's decision to evacuate its engineers working in the West Qurna oil field in the Iraqi province of Basra. ExxonMobil Corp ...

Kurdish PJAK rebels ‘won’t sit idly by’ if U.S. goes to war with Iran: chief

E-Kurd - 2019-05-23 13:55
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) fighters will not “sit idly by” if the U.S. goes to war with Iran, and could form a democratic front against the regime in Tehran, militia chief Zilan Vejin said in comments publish ...

Abdul-Mahdi Confirms Iraq's Plan to Meditate Between US and Iran

BAS News - 2019-05-21 18:45
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister has confirmed Baghdad's plan to meditate between the United States and Iran whose relations have drastically deteriorated lately. The Iraqi premier was cited by Reuters on Tuesday as explaining that no Iraqi groups had attemp ...

Pompeo’s Visit to Baghdad: US Warned Iraq over Iranian-backed Militias

BAS News - 2019-05-15 11:41
ERBIL — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Iraq earlier in May came after security alarms about Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias posing a serious threat to the US forces in Iraq, two security sources said. Pompeo reportedly warned the Iraqi lead ...

Iraqi Court Sentences Man to Prison for “Insulting” Shi’ite Imam

BAS News - 2019-05-12 16:05
ERBIL — An Iraq court on Sunday sentenced a man to three years in prison for allegedly “insulting” a Shi’ite Muslim Imam. Ali Srour Razaq was arrested earlier by the police in Najaf and faced a trial on Sunday, local media reported. He allegedly “insulte ...

White House's Decision to Revoke Press Passes Part of Efforts to Stifle Speech and Media Freedom - PEN America

PEN - 2019-05-11 06:15

Council awaits court decision to elect new governor faced with s

Rûdaw - 2019-05-10 00:11

Iran hardliners rally for tougher Tehran stance as tensions with US rise

Rûdaw - 2019-05-09 17:53
Hardliners plan to stage a rally on Friday to back Rouhani's decision to suspend aspects of the nuclear deal ...

HDP continues diplomatic talks in Berlin

ANF - 2019-05-08 18:41
The HDP is holding talks with politicians in Berlin. Faruk Doru, European representative of the HDP, demands that Germany put pressure on Turkey on the basis of the Council of Europe's decision to lift Ocalan's isolation. ...

‘Decision to rerun Istanbul elections based on law’

Waar Media - 2019-05-07 17:33
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said late Monday that the decision to rerun local elections in Istanbul was taken on the basis of law and everyone should respect it. In a written statement, the ministry said the March 31 local elections were observe ...

Istanbul Revote Decision ‘Important Step For Democracy’

Waar Media - 2019-05-07 17:33
WAAR_DUHOK Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called the country’s top election body’s decision for a do-over election in Istanbul an “important step in strengthening Turkey’s democracy”. “We see this decision of the Turkish Supreme Electi ...

France challenged over refusal to allow Islamic State’s children home

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 15:13
PARIS,— The grandparents of two children stranded with their French jihadist mother at a camp in Kurdish-held Syria filed a lawsuit at Europe’s top rights court Monday over France’s refusal to allow them home, lawyers said. It was the latest challenge to ...

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 ...

Iraq signs deal with Germany’s Siemens to upgrade electricity infrastructure

E-Kurd - 2019-04-30 19:47
BERLIN,— German engineering group Siemens on Tuesday signed a roadmap agreement with Iraq’s Minister of Electricity Luay al-Khateeb to upgrade Iraq’s electricity infrastructure. Iraq’s government had said on Monday it would “cooperate” with Siemens in a ...

Iranian oil dilemma for Turkey and India

Waar Media - 2019-04-30 13:08
WAAR_DUHOK The recent U.S. decision to end sanctions waivers that enabled several major economies to continue buying crude oil from Iran has put Turkey and India on the horns of a dilemma. Both countries have significant energy dependence on Tehran. For ...

Chris Wallace: Attorney General Barr's decision to reach a conclusion on obstruction is troubling [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-04-20 08:49

Khamenei on US Decision to List IRGC as Terrorist: Vicious Move

BAS News - 2019-04-09 16:50
ERBIL — Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei condemned US’s decision to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a “foreign terrorist organization”, saying that the move was “vicious”. “They wish to plot against our Sepah [the Guard c ...

Syria Strongly Decries Washington's Decision Against Iran's IRGC

BAS News - 2019-04-08 22:57
ERBIL - Syria has strongly decried Washington's decision to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a "terrorist organization." Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) cited on Monday an official source at the Syrian Foreign and Expatriates ...

Erdogan Weighs Efforts to Overturn Istanbul Vote Defeat

Voanews - 2019-04-08 22:21