Breaking News from Kurdistan, Europe and Middle East

Germany’s Merkel opposes creation of an independent Kurdish state

Germany’s Merkel opposes creation of an independent Kurdish state

E-Kurd - 2019-06-20 18:46
BERLIN,— German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that she opposes the creation of an independent Kurdish state, though, and supports the “territorial integrity of Iraq,” claiming it contributes to Middle Eastern stability, Germany’s Deutsche We ...
Germany’s Merkel opposes creation of an independent Kurdish state - E-Kurd

Iran Sentences 64 Kurds to Death, Prison in 6 months

BAS News - 2019-07-03 14:09
ERBIL — A total of 64 Kurds were given death penalties or imprisonment sentences during the first half of 2019. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights said on Wednesday that one Kurdish activist was issued a death penalty by Iranian judicial authorities, w ...

Over 100 Iraqi Kurdish migrants detained in Turkey: official

E-Kurd - 2019-06-27 16:05
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Head of the Summit Foundation for Refugees and Displaced Affairs Ari Jalal said on Wednesday that 150 Iraqi migrants have been detained in the jails in Turkey and that most of them are Kurds. Jalal told NRT TV that ...

SDF Captures Five IS Members

BAS News - 2019-06-27 00:56
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday that its counter-terrorism units were able to capture five Islamic State (IS) members in Manbij and Raqqa regions. "Counterterrorism units (YAT) arrested 5 members of Daesh’s sleepe ...

Any War with Iran Would Not Last Long: Trump

BAS News - 2019-06-26 16:37
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he still favors resolving tensions with Iran through talks, but in case of a war, it would not last long. “I hope we don’t but we’re in a very strong position if something should happen,” Trump tol ...

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 ...

Turkey’s opposition wins rerun of Istanbul’s mayoral election

E-Kurd - 2019-06-24 00:23
ISTANBUL,— The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul celebrated a landmark win Sunday in a closely watched repeat election that ended weeks of political tension and broke President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party’s 25-year hold on Turkey’s biggest city ...

Turkey among Europe's most flagrant offenders of media freedom

ANF - 2019-06-21 10:38
Turkey, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, and Russia look likely to be among Europe’s most flagrant offenders of media freedom again in 2019. ...

Germany’s Merkel: Kurds in Iraq must have 'fair conditions'

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-20 10:28

New US Deployment to Middle East to Include Patriot Missiles

BAS News - 2019-06-20 01:08
ERBIL - The expected new US deployment of forces to the Middle East will include a Patriot Missile battalion, drones and manned surveillance aircraft, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Earlier the week on Monday, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan r ...

An Assessment of Russia’s Military Presence in Latin America

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-06-18 18:53
The domestic and foreign relations of Latin American countries often do not garner much attention from the U.S. government or media until an exceptionally noticeable crisis occurs. As a result, the Russian Federation’s growing presence in this region has ...

Ireland contributes to Iraq’s future

The Global Coalition - 2019-06-18 17:34
Article Ireland contributes to Iraq’s future Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Egypt’s Morsi buried east of Cairo amid tight security

Waar Media - 2019-06-18 11:28
WAAR_DUHOK Egypt’s first popularly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, was buried early Tuesday in the presence of only his family members and lawyers, said a source with his legal team. The former leader, who reportedly died from a heart attack Monday dur ...

XELKÊN HERÊMA DIRBÊSIYÊ LI KURDISTANA SÛRIYA BI LEZ Û BEZ BERÊN XWE DIDIN DÛMANAN.

R-ENKS - 2019-06-16 00:55
Bûyera şewata zeviyên hemwelatiyên Kurdistana Sûriye, bûye wek çîrokek dirêj her roj bi awayekî cûda ev bûyer tê bihîstin. Îro di roja sêşemê 15.6.2019 an de, di dema xwarina nîvro (firavîn) li gundê Xirbet ‘Îd yê di navbera bajarê Dirbêsiyê û Tel Temir d ...

Gorran’s participation in new Kurdistan govt does not mean ‘be silent’ about corruption: MP

E-Kurd - 2019-06-15 10:58
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Head of the Change Movement (Gorran) caucus in Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Ali Hama Salih said on Friday his party’s participation in the new Kurdistan regional Government (KRG) cabinet did not mean our lawmakers sh ...

SDF arrested members of terrorist’ cell in Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-06-14 16:53
Raqqa – Daesh supporters conducted multiple IED attacks yesterday in Raqqa, including in front of an amusement park in the Education street, resulted a number of casualties and wounded among the civilians. The SDF took quick action to remove the threat to ...

HPG: Attacks against civilians are part of the invasion plan

ANF - 2019-06-14 14:42
HPG said the Turkish state has been bombing civilian residential areas in Southern Kurdistan deliberately and systematically, and added that these attacks are part of an invasion plan. ...

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 ...

Khamenei meeting with Japan’s Abe dashes hopes of US-Iran mediation

Rûdaw - 2019-06-13 21:17
"I do not see the person of Trump worthy of exchanging any messages" ...

US to Send 1,500 Additional Troops to Middle East: Trump

BAS News - 2019-05-24 23:43
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will send an additional 1,500 soldiers to the Middle East as tensions with Iran continue to escalate. He told reporters that the role of the new deployment is “defensive in nature”. The US presiden ...

Iraq Receives New Batch of T-50 Jets from S. Korea

BAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL — Iraq’s air force said on Tuesday that it has receive a new batch of four KAI T-50 Golden Eagle jets from South Korea. The warplanes will join Iraq’s airpower to continue the battle against the Islamic State (IS) in the country. In December 2013, ...