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Government of Ethiopia denounced failed coup attempt

Government of Ethiopia denounced failed coup attempt

ANF - 2019-06-24 16:07
Official spokespersons of the Government of Ethiopia reported this Sunday a failed coup attempt. ...
Government of Ethiopia denounced failed coup attempt - ANF

Preventing Further Conflict and Fragmentation in Ethiopia

International Crisis Group - 2019-07-19 19:02
High-profile assassinations, intercommunal violence and the question of Sidama statehood have endangered Ethiopia’s transition to a multi-party democracy. In this excerpt from its Watch List 2019 – Second Update, Crisis Group urges the European Union and ...

Political crisis in Puerto Rico follows leaks on government

ANF - 2019-07-19 10:48
More than 900 pages of conversations, through chats, among members of the government of Puerto Rico has provoked a deep political crisis, accompanied by numerous demonstrations demanding the resignation of the Governor. ...

Libya’s Haftar calls for attacks on Turkish ships and interests

ANF - 2019-06-30 15:15
The spokesman accused Turkey of helping Haftar’s rivals- the Government of National Accord (GNA)- seize the town of Gharyan. ...

Kurdistan parliament meets to vote on the government of Masrour Barzani

Kurdiu - 2019-06-28 16:38

Bahrain Recalls Envoy after Protestors Storm Embassy in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-06-28 12:31
ERBIL — The government of Bahrain has recalled its ambassador to Iraq after angry protestors stormed the Bahraini embassy in Baghdad and took down its flag. The crowd attacked the embassy in reaction to a US-sponsored "workshop" in Manama on Palestine, w ...

Ethiopia Amhara unrest: Opposition supporters 'arrested'

BBC - 2019-06-28 01:34
It follows an alleged attempt at a regional coup, in which the army chief of staff was shot dead. ...

Journal of Bioterrorism & Biodefense: Independence of Iraqi Kurdistan, Iran’s National Security and Possible Scenarios

Justice for Kurds - 2019-06-26 21:25
Abstract From 1991 to today, the debate on the independence of the Kurdistan region of Iraq has been one of the main crises in Iraq. Massoud Barzani, head of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, has set up a referendum on independence from the central government o ...

Restoring Calm in Ethiopia after High-profile Assassinations

International Crisis Group - 2019-06-25 21:29
The shocking murders of five high-ranking officials have exposed the gravity of Ethiopia’s crisis. To mitigate risks, politicians should refrain from doing or saying anything provocative, while the federal government and ruling elites take urgent steps t ...

Ethiopia Says Failed Coup Mastermind Is Killed by Military | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-06-24 23:36

Erdogan Accuses Egyptian Government of Killing Ex-President Morsi - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-06-24 21:24

Ethiopia army chief shot dead in 'coup bid' attacks

BBC - 2019-06-24 03:10
The chief of staff is shot dead by his own bodyguard in what is described as a regional coup bid. ...

Turkey Violated Human Rights In 2016 Coup Attempt Detentions - UN Committee - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-06-20 12:35

President of the Kurdistan Region tasks Masrour Barzani to form the new KRG cabinet

KRG-Spain - 2019-06-18 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani has tasked Masrour Barzani, as Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, to form the ninth ministerial cabinet, in the presence of the Speaker ...

The 28 dray-horses of tradesmen died in Piranshahr

Kurdpa - 2019-06-10 12:50
Kurdpa Agency: 28 dray-horses of tradesmen were killed in a direct gunfire of government troops. ...

KRG announces Ramadan Eid holidays, wishes families of martyrs and brave Peshmerga a prosperous Eid

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-01 14:49
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 27, 2019, Safin Dizayee, KRG official spokesperson, shared a statement announcing Ramadan Eid holidays and wishing the families of martyrs and brave Peshmerga a happy and blessed holiday break. Below is the full ...

Iraq Lifts ‘State of Emergency’ on Southern Oilfield

BAS News - 2019-06-01 14:42
ERBIL — The Iraqi government announced on Saturday that it has lifted a “state of emergency” on the Majnoon oilfield. The government had announced the state of emergency earlier this year after the southern and central provinces were hit by heavy rainfal ...

The academy of martyr Birusk Piro opens a new training course

SDF Press - 2019-05-28 02:22
The academy of martyr Birusk Pir opened a new course in Shadadi. The course was named after martyr Kawa, and included 100 fighters who will receive during the next 45 days intellectual and cultural lessons and how to deal with civilians in war. The openin ...

[PICTURES]: Big Snakes Appear in Soran

BAS News - 2019-05-27 00:35
ERBIL - Locals in Soran district of Erbil reported on Sunday that there are big snakes and other venomous creatures in the area which are "considered dangerous". "Several kinds of snakes and other venomous creatures have appeared in the region this year ...

Anbar: Dangerous IS Member Captured

BAS News - 2019-05-26 23:25
ERBIL - The Iraqi security forces captured on Sunday a dangerous member of the Islamic State (IS) in the province of Anbar, confirmed the Military Intelligence Directorate in a statement. The directorate explained that the IS militant was identified as A ...

UK poll: Post-May, 65% see Britain in state of crisis

Waar Media - 2019-05-25 18:38
WAAR_DUHOK Following the resignation of Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday, nearly two-thirds of Britons believe the U.K. is in a state of crisis, with most favoring a general election once a new leader is in place, according to a new survey. The poll, ...