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Manus Island, Nauru refugees appeal for help

Manus Island, Nauru refugees appeal for help

Green Left Weekly - 2019-06-06 12:55
Prime Minister Scott Morrison famously awarded himself a trophy for stopping the boats in the lead-up the recent federal election. That trophy looks a little odd now, with recent reports of several boats full of asylum seekers fleeing Sri Lanka and attem ...
Manus Island, Nauru refugees appeal for help - Green Left Weekly

Iraqi president Salih meets with UK prime minister May in London

E-Kurd - 2019-06-26 19:29
LONDON,— UK Prime Minister Theresa May held on Tuesday talks with Iraqi President Barham Salih in Downing Street as part of the latter’s current visit to the UK. A Downing Street spokesperson said on Tuesday “The Prime Minister hosted Iraqi President Bar ...

KRG Deputy Prime Minister met with a Military Delegation from the United States

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-19 19:27
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Qubad Talabani, KRG Deputy Prime Minister, received a military delegation from the United States, led by General Gregory and Steven Fagin, U.S. Consul General in Erbil. During the meeting, both sides discussed the figh ...

PM-Designate Barzani to Meet with KDP Team, Set Govt.-Formation Plan

BAS News - 2019-06-15 13:44
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani will hold a meeting with Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) negotiating team to set the plan for talks over the formation of the new cabinet. According to the information obtained by Bas ...

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of AUK Named Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

The American University of Kurdistan - 2019-06-14 02:00
Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, June 11, 2019 – Masrour Barzani, Chairman of The American University of Kurdistan’s Board of Trustees, was named as the new Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government. Following his election to the post of preside ...

Kurdistan Parliament approves Masrour Barzani as the new Kurdistan Prime Minister

Waar Media - 2019-06-11 18:33
WAAR_DUHOK Kurdistan Parliament passed Masrour Barzani’s candidacy for the Kurdistan Prime Minister position. Masrour Barzani served as Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council; he was nominated by the Kurdistan Democratic Party. Masrour Barzani t ...

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 ...

Parliament Approves Masrour Barzani as Prime Minister of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-11 11:28
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament on Tuesday passed Masrour Barzani’s candidacy for the post of Prime Minister. Barzani, who currently serves as the Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), was nominated by the Kurdistan Democratic Party ...

Syrian Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat near oil installations

E-Kurd - 2019-06-11 09:22
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Kurdish official in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria called for help from the US-backed coalition Monday as fires ravaged through vital wheat fields in the latest of such blazes nationwide. Syria’s Kurds have le ...

US Ready for Talks with Iran Without Pre-Conditions: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-06-02 15:33
ERBIL — Washington is prepared for negotiations with Tehran over the nuclear programme without pre-conditions, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. His remarks came a day after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran was ready for talks if US shows ...

Call for global action for ancient Hasankeyf on 7 and 8 June

ANF - 2019-06-02 10:55
The Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive and Mesopotamia Ecology Movement called on social movements, NGO's, activists to join the 3rd Global Day of Action for the defense of the 12,000 year old town Hasankeyf and the Tigris River on 7 and 8 June. ...

Migration from Kurdistan Region on Decline: NGO

BAS News - 2019-06-02 02:21
ERBIL — Migration of people from Kurdistan Region to the Western countries has significantly increased since last year, according to Lutka Organization for Refugees. After the emergence of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, millions of people escaped ...

Trump and 24 Democrats running for president

Waar Media - 2019-06-01 17:40
WAAR_DUHOK The 2020 United States presidential election, scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020, will be the 59th quadrennial U.S. presidential election. Voters will select presidential electors who in turn on December 14, 2020, will either elect a new ...

Rojava: Organization Sara fights against patriarchal violence

ANF - 2019-06-01 12:21
The Sara organization stands for help and solidarity for women exposed to patriarchal violence in the Euphrates region in Rojava. So far the organization has been able to reach a very large number of women. ...

Signature campaign demanding freedom for Veli Encu

ANF - 2019-06-01 09:33
A campaign to demand freedom for Veli Encu was launched by relatives and friends. ...

Top US security aide: Iranian threat is deterred for now

Rûdaw - 2019-05-30 22:56
Iran calls for US compensations for ...

Turkey: Four People Arrested for Alleged Ties to IS

BAS News - 2019-05-30 21:30
ERBIL - Turkish security forces arrested on Thursday four people for their alleged ties to the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS), security sources said. The four were arrested in the southern province of Adana after police squads raided the locations ...

Kurdish Literacy Courses for mothers in Kobanê

ANF - 2019-05-30 15:13
The women's movement Kongreya Star has started literacy classes for mothers in communities in Kobanê. ...

Kurdish MPs to Meet with Iraqi PM, Discuss Disputed Kurdish Areas

BAS News - 2019-05-20 11:46
ERBIL — Kurdish factions at the Iraqi parliament are invited to a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi where they are planning to discuss the recent alarming situation in the areas disputed between Erbil and Baghdad. MP Bahar Mahmoud told B ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets with UN Envoy

KRG-Spain - 2019-05-15 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, and her accompanying delegation. ...

Where Antibiotics Fail, ‘Bacteria-Eating’ Viruses May Prevail

Waar Media - 2019-05-09 15:06
WAAR_DUHOK The recent publication of several scientific reports suggesting that many bacterial strands are developing resistance to antibiotics points to the emergence of a global crisis. As more and more dangerous bacteria become unresponsive to strong ...