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As the Nazi Passed Over Here

As the Nazi Passed Over Here

E-Kurd - 2019-05-10 14:22
Luqman Hma Salih | Exclusive to When I read “Genocide in Iraq: The Anfal Campaign Against the Kurds,” written by Human Rights Watch, the tears from my eyes made the pages wet after reading each chapter of the book. It is possible you would not ...
As the Nazi Passed Over Here - E-Kurd

BAGHDAD: Beyond the City of Ghosts (Madinat Ashbah)

E-Kurd - 2019-06-07 06:22
Sheri Laizer | Exclusive to Amongst the reeds that edge the Dijlah river1 the water fowl are mating noisily. In the leafy, east Baghdad suburb of Karada, school children are wandering to school in boisterous groups, passing giant billboards of ...

Will The U.S. Prevent Iran’s Train Project?

E-Kurd - 2019-06-05 10:19
Omar Sindi | Exclusive to Iran’s Mullah’s long ambitious train link project from the estuary of Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea is a long goal of regional hegemony through the Shia crescent. The theocratic regime in Tehran has invested a ...

The destabilizing factor of the Arab stabilization forces in Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-05-31 09:14
Sardar Mesto | Exclusive to In the actions of the United States in the Middle East, among Trump’s obscure and contradictory statements on Twitter, a clear, definite US policy towards Syria finally emerged. After limited and ineffective attacks ...

The Chicken Or The Egg

E-Kurd - 2019-05-29 02:08
Gerald A. Honigman | Exclusive to Fifteen years ago, I wrote an analysis dealing with the blame game in the Arab-Israeli conflict. On a routine check of the article’s progress, to my surprise, I discovered that, among other places, the late, co ...

Does the U.S. really want to attack on Iran?

E-Kurd - 2019-05-26 11:28
Payraw Anwar | Exclusive to Introduction: Tensions between the U.S. and Iran has escalated in recent days. The U.S. President Donald Trump rapidly decided to move an aircraft carrier ship which is known by Abraham Lincoln toward Persian Gulf. T ...

America backs Sunnies in the Shia-Sunni conflict of interest in Middle East

E-Kurd - 2019-05-21 06:11
Abdul-Qahar Mustafa | Exclusive to Different type of conflicts have been going on in the Middle East for centuries. Millions of people have died, and trillions of dollars have been wasted, and hundred millions of people are still suffering as a ...

The New Path Between U.S. and Iran

E-Kurd - 2019-05-20 12:33
Chiman Salih | Exclusive to There are two facts they might prevent the outbreak of a wide war between USA and Iran, the first one is that president Trump is making a lot of extraordinary statements but his ambitions are obvious and ordinary whi ...

Mansour al-Mareed elected as new governor of Iraq’s Nineveh province

E-Kurd - 2019-05-13 21:31
MOSUL,— The Provincial Council of Nineveh on Monday elected Mansour al-Mareed as the new governor of the province, after the former head was sacked over the deadly ferry sinking in the provincial capital Mosul, the official television reported. Up to 28 ...

US embassy issues security alert amid "heightened" US-Iran tensions

Rûdaw - 2019-05-12 23:22
The recent statement in advising its citizens not to travel to Iraq could be interpreted as the further US-Iran escalation. ...

Riyadh Ready to Send Oil to Former Iran Oil Buyers

BAS News - 2019-05-10 22:45
ERBIL - Saudi Arabia has showed readiness to export oil to the former buyers of Iranian oil as the US has decided not to extend the sanction waivers for the eight buyers of Iranian oil. Earlier last month, Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Saudi Arabia Energy ...

Three Peshmerga Troops Injured in Training Accident

BAS News - 2019-05-09 13:17
ERBIL — At least two Peshmerga troops and one commander were injured after an accident during their military training exercise. A Peshmerga source confirmed to BasNews that a mortar round exploded as the result of a mistake and left the three with injuri ...

SDF Won’t Be a Threat to Turkey: Co-chair

BAS News - 2019-05-08 15:35
ERBIL — As the establishment of a ‘Safe Zone’ in the Kurdish territories of northern Syria is in the heated debate related to the region, Turkey continues insisting on having control over the proposed safe zone while the US rejects the idea. Turkey says ...

Instability Forces IDPs to Return to Camps in Kurdistan: Official

BAS News - 2019-05-06 23:44
ERBIL - Hundreds of IDPs have again returned to the camps in Kurdistan Region since January due to instability in their places of origin, an official was quoted as saying on Monday. "Over 530 IDP families have come back to the camps [in the Kurdistan Reg ...

Turkey local elections: Setback for Erdogan as he loses hold over Ankara | Business Standard News

Business Standard - 2019-05-06 17:50

US Deploying Aircraft Carrier Strike Group, Bomber Near Iran

BAS News - 2019-05-06 13:59
ERBIL — US is deploying aircraft carrier strike group to the Middle East to send an “unmistakable” message to Iran, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said. Tensions between the US and Iran are fast growing as the former tightens sanctions to cripp ...

IRGC’s Bad Record in Syria and Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-05-06 06:04
Bahauddin Foizee | Exclusive to Given that Iran’s leaders always try to portray themselves as the symbol of moral values, many in Iran and elsewhere expected them to act – or at least speak – against the heinous activities of Syria’s Bashar-al- ...

Pro-life rally features live 4-D ultrasound in Times Square as message to Cuomo: 'Here we are' [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-05-06 02:48

Can Iraq Get Out of the Storm’s Heart?

E-Kurd - 2019-05-03 01:26
Dr. Diyari Salih | Exclusive to A few days ago, Trump administration issued a resolution that emphasized the classification of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which has been considered the most important security and military pillar i ...

A Collapse in October 2017 — Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-02 01:27
Luqman Hma Salih | Exclusive to Phobia, terror, and trepidation dominated Kirkuk and the peshmerga who held disputed territories. Even the panorama of events of that day were very unforeseen, the Kurdish peshmerga fighter fled in front of the S ...

Iran, BDS, and Tales (Tails?) of Binx and Jahandir… Redux

E-Kurd - 2019-04-14 03:18
Gerald A. Honigman | Exclusive to With increasing popularity of assorted overt and covert anti-Semitic causes and individuals, such as those camouflaged by the so-called Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and characterized by fol ...