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Colombia's Supreme Court ordered immediate release of Santrich

Colombia's Supreme Court ordered immediate release of Santrich

ANF - 2019-05-30 09:59
Colombia’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the immediate release of former FARC commander Jesus Santrich. ...
Colombia\'s Supreme Court ordered immediate release of Santrich - ANF

Iranians Will Not Retreat in Face of US Sanctions: Khamenei

BAS News - 2019-06-26 13:42
ERBIL — Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that the nation will not retreat in the face of growing US sanctions. He described the embargo on Iran as “cruel”, according to Khamenei’s official website. Earlier this week, US President Don ...

U.S. delegation holds talks with Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-13 15:30
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A US delegation visited Syria’s Kurdish areas on Wednesday discussed the country’s support for the people in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the northern and eastern Syria, Hawar News Agency ANHA reported. The delegation headed by ...

FARC politician Santrich finally took his seat in Congress

ANF - 2019-06-13 12:49
After spending more than a year in jail, “without any evidence”, as he himself recalled, FARC former commander Jesus Santrich was formally sworn in in Colombia’s House of Representatives. ...

Khamenei implores Iranians to focus on economy

Rûdaw - 2019-06-04 23:30
Iran's Supreme Leader addresses crowd on 30th anniversary of Islamic Revolution founder's death. ...

International court for ISIS taking shape

ANF - 2019-06-04 16:00
Northern and Eastern Syrian Autonomous Administration’s demand for an international court for the trial of ISIS members is advancing. A meeting was held in Sweden to discuss the technical details. ...

The sudden rise of Germany's Islamophobic Pegida movement: "The product of a nervous society" -

Qantara - 2019-05-31 06:30

The headscarf ruling from Germany's Constitutional Court: Heated debate on all sides -

Qantara - 2019-05-31 06:30

Countries You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Waar Media - 2019-05-30 17:41
WAAR_DUHOK Kiribati This country, pronounced Kirabass, is an island on the Pacific Ocean and has slightly over 100,000 inhabitants. It’s one of the poorest countries in the Pacific region, but that’s mainly because it’s not easy to access because of how ...

Iran Won't Negotiate Nuclear Deal with US: Khamenei

BAS News - 2019-05-30 01:09
ERBIL - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has made it clear that Tehran is not going to negotiate its nuclear deal with Washington, while both US President Donald Trump and Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani have expressed hope the two sides w ...

Justice Thomas says Supreme Court will have to 'confront' abortion [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-05-29 23:26

protesting members of the "Nozhin" association in front of the Sanandaj's Court

Kurdpa - 2019-05-28 09:25
Kurdpa Agency: Members of the Nozhin Socio-cultural Association gathered in front of the Sanandaj's Court and demanded the immediate release of Zahra Mohammadi. ...

Reports of Najmaldin Karim’s arrest in Lebanon untrue: Office of former Kirkuk Governor

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-26 01:08

Temporary release of two Kurdish citizens and keeping detention of two other citizens in Piranshahr

Kurdpa - 2019-05-24 12:59
Kurdpa Agency: Two detainees of a family were temporarily released on a bail and two other members of this family are still in detention. ...

Lawyers Visit PKK's Ocalan Again

BAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL - Lawyers of the jailed leader of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan, visited the Kurdish leader on Turkey’s Imrali Island on Wednesday. Turkish media reports said that the two lawyers will have regular meetings with Ocalan as Turkey ha ...

Two Men Arrested for Stealing a Mosque’s Doors

BAS News - 2019-05-22 12:21
ERBIL — Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of two men in Kurdistan Region’s Hajiawa district over a robbery at a mosque. The men reportedly broke into a mosque and stole several doors, windows and other metal equipments. The suspects are both under ...

FARC Santrich release and re-arrest a new blow to peace

ANF - 2019-05-19 11:30
People's Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) executive and former guerrilla commander Jesus Santrich (Seuxis Paucias Hernandez Solarte) has been re-arrested by Colombia's ESMAD forces two minutes after being released from the La Picota prison in Bogot ...

JEP ruled immediate release for former FARC commander Santrich

ANF - 2019-05-16 09:28
The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) has ruled to release former FARC commander Jesús Santrich who stayed over a year in prison over fake charges. ...

U.S. orders some government employees to leave Iraq, Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-15 14:59
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The U.S. State Department on Wednesday ordered the departure of “non-emergency government employees” from Iraq, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said in a statement. Referring to the embassy and the U.S. consulate in Ir ...

Parliament Warns of Ongoing Arabization of Kurdish Areas in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-15 12:22
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament said on Wednesday that the Arabization of Kurdish territories outside the jurisdiction of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is reaching an alarming level. A day earlier, a group of over one hundred Arabs stormed the ...

Turkey election body orders re-run of Istanbul mayoral vote

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 15:13
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s top election body ordered a re-run of Istanbul’s mayoral election on Monday after the party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan complained about its shock defeat in the vote, the state news agency reported. The winner of the election, E ...