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Former intelligence chief admits to “Turkish imams as agents”

Former intelligence chief admits to “Turkish imams as agents”

ANF - 2019-05-11 13:17
Former president of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution Hans Georg Maaßen said the DITIB member imams are working for Turkish intelligence. ...
Former intelligence chief admits to “Turkish imams as agents” - ANF

Barzani Calls on New President of Kurdistan to Work on Disputes with Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-06-10 13:14
ERBIL — Kurdish charismatic leader and the former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, reiterated a call on political forces in Erbil and Baghdad to work together and address the prolonged disputes, namely those pertaining to the contested Kurd ...

120 villages evacuated in Iraqi Kurdistan due to Turkish strikes: official

E-Kurd - 2019-06-05 17:14
Turkish strikes wound three KDP Peshmerga fighters in Iraqi Kurdistan’s Bradost area. HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— At least 120 villages have been evacuated in Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s sub-district of Sidakan due to Turkish airstrikes on the a ...

Former chief judge in Saddam trial says ready to take Iraq’s justice ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-06-02 12:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish Judge Rizgar Mohammed Amin, the former Chief judge in Saddam trial, said on Saturday signaled his willingness to be tapped as Iraqi justice minister in the incomplete cabinet of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Ma ...

Erdogan Offers Congratulations to New President of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-31 01:33
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has offered congratulations to Nechirvan Barzani on his election as the new President of the Kurdistan Region. Erdogan extended the congratulatory message during a phone call on Thursday evening in which he ...

New President of Kurdistan to Take Oath in Early June

BAS News - 2019-05-30 11:11
He will name Masrour Barzani as the new prime minister the same day. ERBIL — The newly elected president of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, will take oath during his inauguration on 10th June, according to Kurdistan Region Parliament. Barzani was el ...

PM May Sends Congratulations to New President of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-29 20:47
ERBIL — UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday congratulated Nechirvan Barzani on his election as the President of Kurdistan Region. The message was published on PM’s official twitter account, saying that the UK is looking forward to strengthening re ...

Haider al-Abadi congratulates Barzani on the occasion of his election as President of the Kurdistan Region

Waar Media - 2019-05-29 14:53
WAAR_DUHOK Congratulated the former Iraqi Prime Minister and leader of the Al- Nasir coalition, Haider al-Abadi Nechirvan Barzani on the occasion of his election as President of the Kurdistan Region, and wished continued cooperation in all fields. Telegr ...

4th hearing for Kurdish politicians in Stuttgart

ANF - 2019-05-17 15:43
The fourth hearing for the case against four Kurdish politicians was held in Stuttgart, Germany. The politicians continue to be subjected to undignified practices as they are brought to the courtroom. ...

Saudi Arabia delivers $100 million pledged to U.S. as Pompeo lands in Riyadh

Qantara - 2019-05-17 15:28

Swedish Left Party writes letter to Erdogan about Ocalan

ANF - 2019-05-16 13:36
Sweden’s Left Party MPs and administrators sent a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and demanded that he take action to end the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan. ...

Trump to visit Seoul as North Korea hardens stance

Waar Media - 2019-05-16 13:30
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a summit level meeting with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in, when he travels to Seoul in June. The two leaders are expected to discuss issues related to North Korea, as well as ways to strengthen ...

Munich police chief chummy with Turkish nationalists

ANF - 2019-05-15 14:21
Munich Chief of Police Hubertus Andrä has been meeting with representatives from pro-AKP and MHP Turkish organizations. ...

UK Ambassador Visits Barzani to Review Political Developments

BAS News - 2019-05-15 12:22
ERBIL — Kurdish political leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received Jon Wilks, the British ambassador to Iraq, on Wednesday to discuss the political and security affairs, including the situation of the IDPs. Barzani and Wi ...

Khanaqin: Locals Seek Return of Peshmerga Amid Deteriorated Security

BAS News - 2019-05-13 23:50
ERBIL - Locals in the disputed Kurdish town of Khanaqin have demanded the return of the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces to the area as the security continues to deteriorate. Head of Swrameri tribe in Khanaqin, Kamil Jamil, said in a statement that vi ...

Syrian Kurds fear Turkish assault as U.S. troops depart | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-13 09:09

US deploys more warships to Middle East as tensions with Iran flare

Rûdaw - 2019-05-11 09:26
US is 'postured and ready to defend US forces and interests': Pentagon ...

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 ...

The Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Germany : in armed combat, Kurdish parties do not target civilians and tourists

Kurdpa - 2019-05-10 12:51
Kurdpa Agency: The Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Germany warned its citizens to avoid traveling to some places in Iran. ...

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- ...