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Amed to march for peace on 8 July

Amed to march for peace on 8 July

ANF - 2019-07-05 10:32
The HDP Youth Assembly called on people to join the march organised in Amed with the slogan: "No to War, Yes to a solution through Democratic Politics". ...
Amed to march for peace on 8 July - ANF

Religious scholars: Solution to Radical Islam is Democratic Islam

ANF - 2019-07-09 15:15
Religious scholars attending the ISIS forum held by the NRLS said it is not enough to fight ISIS only in the military area, and stated that the solution to radical Islam is democratic Islam as theorized by Ocalan. ...

World Bank to lend $200M to Iraq for Electricity Improvement

BAS News - 2019-07-08 01:29
ERBIL - The World Bank will lend a total of $200 million to Iraq in order for the country to upgrade its electricity grid, the Iraqi Ministry of Finance said in a statement on Sunday. According to the agreement, which was signed by Finance Minister Fuad ...

PUK to Finalize List of Candidates for KRG Ministries Today

BAS News - 2019-07-06 12:49
ERBIL — Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) leadership is set to hold a meeting today (6th July) during which the party is expected to finalize the list of its candidates for the ministerial posts at the next cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government ( ...

Intensifying Violence Dulls Afghans' Hopes for Peace

International Crisis Group - 2019-07-05 21:55
A return visit to Taliban strongholds in rural Afghanistan reveals that hopes for peace last year’s brief ceasefire sparked have dimmed amid growing violence – despite progress in peace talks. ...

Time for Ethiopia to Bargain with Sidama over Statehood

International Crisis Group - 2019-07-04 19:35
Southern Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the Sidama, is set to declare a new regional state on 18 July. To reduce conflict risks, the Sidama should resolve sensitive issues before forming the entity, while the government should urgently organise a const ...

New KRG Cabinet to Receive Parliament Confidence Before Deadline: MP

BAS News - 2019-07-03 12:27
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament will most likely convene on 11th July to vote on the new cabinet of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), said MP Zana Mala Khalid. Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani was tasked to form the new cabinet last month ...

FEDA paid tribute to the Madımak Hotel victims

ANF - 2019-07-01 13:01
The Democratic Alevi Federation (FEDA) issued a statement to mark the anniversary of the Madımak Massacre, on 2 July 1993. ...

Education program for men on women's rights and gender equality

ANF - 2019-06-30 14:01
In the northern Syrian city of Kobanê, the Women's Association Kongreya Star has launched an education program for men. The men receive instruction on women's rights and gender equality. ...

Kurdistan Parliament to Vote on Summer Recess Postponement

BAS News - 2019-06-30 10:47
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament is set to convene today and vote on a postponement to its summer recess to help the formation of the new cabinet of the Kurdistan Region. According to the parliament bylaw, the summer recess begins on 1st July and last ...

Iraq to Discuss Turkish Airstrikes on Kurdistan Borders

BAS News - 2019-06-30 01:36
ERBIL - Tens of Iraqi lawmakers have demanded in a written letter to bring up the subject of Turkish airstrikes on the Kurdistan Region's border areas to the parliament as the air raids have lately killed several civilians. The letter has been signed by ...

Iraqi Hezbollah Claims Responsibility for Attack on Bahrain Embassy

BAS News - 2019-06-29 15:40
ERBIL — Iraq’s militia of Hezbollah has claimed responsibility for last Thursday’s attack on Bahrain’s embassy in Baghdad. The embassy was stormed by some 200 people who entered the facility and took down Bahrain’s flag while hoisting the Iraqi and Pales ...

Call to join the “big dip” for Hasankeyf on 14 July

ANF - 2019-06-20 10:08
On the second Sunday of July each year, people in Europe and beyond join the “big dip” into rivers and lakes as part of a campaign for the conservation and renaturation of our freshwater ecosystems. ...

HDP Youth Assembly protests detentions and calls for action

ANF - 2019-06-18 15:35
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Youth Assembly protested the wave of detentions against HDP Youth members and called to build the joint struggle for the youth. ...

UK pledges to build consensus for peace in Afghanistan

Waar Media - 2019-06-18 11:28
WAAR_DUHOK British Prime Minister Theresa May assured U.K.’s full support to build regional consensus for peace in Afghanistan during a meeting with the visiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, an Afghan official statement said on Monday. According to the ...

US Blames Iran for Attacks on Oil Tankers in Oman Gulf

BAS News - 2019-06-13 21:37
ERBIL - The United States has blamed Iran for attacks on the oil tankers in the Oman Gulf, which is a significant route for the world's oil trade. The comments were made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday where he also pointed out that the int ...

Rojava: a Project for Peace on the Syrian Border

Hawzhin Press - 2019-06-13 08:00
A revolution is unfolding in Rojava, in the north-east of Syria. In a region wracked with violence, the Kurdish-left are constructing an anti-capitalist, feminist experiment, with peace as their aim. The post Rojava: a Project for Peace on the Syrian Bor ...

Colombian Special Jurisdiction for Peace is law

ANF - 2019-06-07 11:51
Colombian President Ivan Duque has signed the Statutory Law of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace, after his objections were rejected. ...

KCDK-E called on activists to march for Afrin on 8 June

ANF - 2019-06-06 09:20
The KCDK-E chairmanship has issued a written statement to protest the invasion of Afrin and called on people to join the march to be held in Cologne on 8 June. ...