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New Generation’s Abdulwahid detained in blackmail, defamation probe

New Generation’s Abdulwahid detained in blackmail, defamation probe

E-Kurd - 2019-05-16 23:27
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Shaswar Abdulwahid, leader of the New Generation Movement, has been detained after appearing in a Sulaimani court on Thursday afternoon. He faces charges of blackmail and defamation. The investigative court of the Gen ...
New Generation’s Abdulwahid detained in blackmail, defamation probe - E-Kurd

Iraqi Kurdistan president tasks PM-designate with forming government

E-Kurd - 2019-06-12 21:10
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Newly elected president of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region Nechirvan Barzani on Wednesday tasked his cousin Masrour Barzani and Prime Minister designate with forming a new cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Gov ...

Barzani Congratulates New Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2019-06-11 13:26
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader Masoud Barzani sent congratulations to Masrour Barzani upon his election as the Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region. “Pleased to see that the Kurdistan Parliament elected Masrour Barzani today as the new Prime Minister of ...

Nechirvan Barzani elected president of Iraqi Kurdistan region

E-Kurd - 2019-05-28 13:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Lawmakers in Kurdistan parliament elected Nechirvan Barzani as president of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, a spokesman for the regional parliament told Reuters on Tuesday. Barzani, who had been servi ...

New Generation leader Shaswar Abdulwahid on hunger strike in jail

E-Kurd - 2019-05-24 12:35
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The health of the New Generation leader is “unstable” after a week of hunger striking, following his arrest on charges of blackmail and defamation. “Shaswar Abdulwahid, the leader of the New Generation has gone on a h ...

Roadside bomb kills 9 Turkish soldiers in Iraqi Kurdistan: agency

E-Kurd - 2019-05-21 13:41
AMEDI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— According to Roj News Agency citing local sources, 9 Turkish soldiers were killed as a result of last week’s roadside bomb attack on two buses carrying Turkish security personnel in Iraqi Kurdistan, while 21 people were w ...

New Generation Movement’s Leader Arrested

BAS News - 2019-05-16 15:36
ERBIL — The leader of New Generation Movement, Shaswar Abdulwahid, has been arrested in Sulaymaniyah. The arrest came a day after Sulaymaniyah court issued an arrest warrant for Abdulwahid over his involvement in threatening and defamatory online message ...

Court issues arrest warrant against New Generation’s Shaswar Abdulwahid

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-16 15:19

New Generation leader detained in blackmail, defamation probe

Rûdaw - 2019-05-16 14:42

New York Times: They Were ‘Comrades in Arms’ Against ISIS. Now the U.S. Is Eyeing the Exit

Justice for Kurds - 2019-05-14 18:11
RMEILAN, Syria — Dressed in camouflage and sipping tea, the Syrian commander who emerged as America’s closest ally in the battle that defeated Islamic State looked to an unsettling future. The Kurdish leader of the Syrian Democratic Forces, known by the n ...

7 reasons why UNDP’s housing work in Mosul is important

The Global Coalition - 2019-05-14 11:06
Today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is working to rehabilitate 15,000 homes in the area. Article 7 reasons why UNDP’s housing work in Mosul is important Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

NG, KIG and KIU in talks to nominate a candidate for Kurdistan president

E-Kurd - 2019-05-13 17:01
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The New Generation Movement, the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG), and the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) caucuses are in talks to select a joint candidate for President of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. That person would face ...

New Generation Movement Leader Banned from Traveling Abroad

BAS News - 2019-05-13 14:30
ERBIL — A court in Kurdistan has placed a travel ban on the leader of New Generation Movement Shaswar Abdulwahid over a lawsuit linking him to online threatenings of MPs from his own party. According to the information obtained by BasNews, border control ...

Release of confession footage is an attempt to weaken New Generation: leader

E-Kurd - 2019-05-10 23:57
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish security forces (Asayish) in Sulaimani are to blame because they want to “target and defame” the New Generation Movement, its leader Shaswar Abdulwahid said on Friday. Earlier in the day, Asayish released a vi ...

Detained New Generation Members Confess Party Leader Threatened MPs

BAS News - 2019-05-10 18:45
ERBIL — Security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Sulaymaniyah released the confession videotape of a group of detained members of New Generation Movement on Friday, all admitting to involvement in a massive online defamat ...

Senior Gorran members slam the reactivation of Kurdistan presidency law

E-Kurd - 2019-05-10 10:45
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Several senior members of the Change Movement (Gorran) said Thursday that the push to reactivate Iraqi Kurdistan Region presidency law stemmed from an “undemocratic desire” and was “sultanist.” The law was approved in ...

New mass grave discovered in Shengal

ANF - 2019-05-10 08:31
A new mass grave was found in Shengal. Victims of DAESH were buried there. ...

Activation of the presidency of the Kurdistan Region after the ratification of the amendment of its law

Waar Media - 2019-05-08 15:36
WAAR_DUHOK Activation of the presidency of the region after the ratification of the amendment of its law in the Parliament of Kurdistan The Parliament of the Kurdistan Region in a session held on Wednesday on the proposal to amend the law of the presiden ...

Shaswar Abdulwahid accuses KDP, PUK of trying undermine New Generation

E-Kurd - 2019-04-26 01:21
New Generation leader says he was ‘betrayed’ by friends SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The founder and president of the New Generation (Newey Nwê) Movement late on Thursday addressed accusations of nepotism, blackmail, and prioritizing business dea ...

Joe Biden Running for US President in 2020

BAS News - 2019-04-25 13:35
ERBIL — Former US Vice President Joe Biden announced his decision to run for president in 2020. Biden made the announcement in a video message on Thursday to end months of speculation over his candidacy. He served as a senator for six terms, ran for pres ...

New Generation MP in Iraqi Kurdistan accuses leader of nude video blackmail

E-Kurd - 2019-04-25 01:39
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— New Generation lawmakers in Iraqi Kurdistan parliament on Wednesday accused the party’s leader Shaswar Abdulwahid and factions within the party of attempting to blackmail them by circulating doctored nude videos. N ...