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Nicki Minaj pulled out of a Saudi Arabia concert after backlash over the country's human rights abuses

Nicki Minaj pulled out of a Saudi Arabia concert after backlash over the country's human rights abuses

MIC - 2019-07-10 01:25

Nicki Minaj pulled out of a Saudi Arabia concert after backlash over the country\'s human rights abuses - MIC

A Glimmer of Light in Venezuela’s Gloom

International Crisis Group - 2019-07-15 22:07
A discreet Norwegian diplomatic effort represents the best hope for breaking Venezuela's political deadlock. To stop the country’s slide into humanitarian and economic catastrophe, pragmatic backers of both government and opposition should put aside empt ...

The verdict of a Kurdish citizen has increased in the appeals court with the pressure of the Ministry of Intelligence

Kurdpa - 2019-07-15 14:33
Kurdpa Agency: The verdict of a Kurdish citizen from Piranshahr with the pressure of the Ministry of Intelligence increased in the Urmia Appeal Court. ...

A Meeting of the Women’s Committee to activate its role in Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-07-10 02:25
Raqqa – The Women’s Committee of the Civil Council of Raqqa, in cooperation with the Basic Services Program held a wide meeting to activate the role of women within the society. The meeting was attended by the Chairperson of the Women’s Committee and the ...

Seven years imprisonment for a Kurdish citizen has just confirmed by the appeals court

Kurdpa - 2019-07-08 23:40
Kurdpa Agency: The Appeals Court endorsed the verdict of a seven-year imprisonment of a Kurdish citizen from Piranshahr. ...

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 ...

The People’s Municipality of Tabqa launches a clean campaign for public roads

SDF Press - 2019-07-07 20:10
Tabqa – The cleanup campaign launched by the People’s Municipality of the Municipal Committee of the Civil Administration of Tabqa city continues on its seventh day with the slogan “cleanliness is the title of civilization”. The campaign targets the main ...

Migrant rescue ship heads towards Italian port in defiance of Salvini

CNN - 2019-07-06 23:39
The migrant rescue ship Alan Kurdi is making its way towards the Italian port of Lampedusa despite a warning from the country's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini that it is closed, the NGO Sea-Eye says. ...

Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff meets with high-ranking Commanders from the Coalition Forces

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-05 10:29
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On July 2, 2019, Lieutenant General Jamal Mohammad, Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff, received a high delegation from the U.S. and Coalition Forces, led by General Krinkovich, Deputy Commander of Coalition Forces in Iraq and S ...

Meeting between the Ministry’s High Commission, Directorate and Board of Reform and Coalition Forces was held

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-03 15:41
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On July 2, 2019, at the Reform Directorate’s HQ, Sarbast Lazgin, Deputy Ministry of Peshmerga, supervised a meeting between the Ministry’s High Commission, consultants to the Coalition Forces and the Directorate and Bo ...

Agreement signed with the U.S. Office of Security Cooperation to make the Ministry of Peshmerga’s Administrative Affairs Electronic

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-03 06:56
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 23, 2019, Sarbast Lazgin, Deputy Minister of Peshmerga received Connor Delov, U.S. Military Consultant at Office of Security Cooperation, and his accompanying delegation. During the meeting, both sides discusse ...

Saudi Arabia airports attacked by drones, nine wounded

ANF - 2019-07-02 09:28
Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia was attacked by drones in an action by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement ...

Houthis' Attack on Saudi Airport Kills One, Wounds Seven

BAS News - 2019-06-23 23:45
ERBIL - Attacks carried out by Yemen's Houthi movement on a Saudi airport on Sunday resulted in the killing of one person, while seven more were injured. The attacks targeted Abha civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia, Reuters cited a statement by th ...

Conflict in Region Could Go Out of Control: Iranian Commander

BAS News - 2019-06-23 11:12
ERBIL — Any conflict in the Gulf region could spread and go out of control, said an Iranian senior military commander on Sunday. “If a conflict breaks out in the region, no country would be able to manage its scope and timing,” Iranian Fars News quoted M ...

Running Out of Options in Burundi

International Crisis Group - 2019-06-20 23:24
Talks about ending Burundi’s crisis – sparked by the president’s decision to seek a third term – have fizzled out. With elections nearing in 2020, tensions could flare. Strong regional pressure is needed to begin opening up the country’s political space ...

Saudi Arabia holds top crude oil exporter title in 2018

Waar Media - 2019-06-16 12:41
WAAR_DUHOK Saudi Arabia retained the title of the world’s top crude oil exporter last year, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency on British energy giant BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2019 report. The kingdom’s crude oil exports rose by ...

Iraqi Hezbollah Blames Saudi Arabia for Resurgence of Terrorism

BAS News - 2019-06-13 12:57
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite militia of Hezbollah accuses Saudi Arabia for the violence and continued terror across Iraq. The group released a statement to lay the blame on Saudi Arabia for recently increasing terrorist attacks in northern and western Iraq, inc ...

New President of Kurdistan, Saudi Minister of State Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-06-12 23:42
ERBIL - New President of Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani received on Wednesday the Saudi Minister of State for Gulf Affairs Thamer al-Sabhan in capital Erbil. During the meeting, the pair held talks on the ties between the Kurdistan Region and Saudi A ...

Syrian Kurds refused to try Islamic State members out of Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 11:34
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syrian Kurdish parties refused any proposal or decision to try Islamic State group ISIS members out of Syria and called to try them in Syria in the areas of the Kurdish autonomous administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). ...