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UN special envoy in Damascus for Constitutional Committee

UN special envoy in Damascus for Constitutional Committee

ANF - 2019-07-10 09:24
UN special envoy for Syria, Geir Pederson, arrived in Damascus Tuesday to try and secure a constitutional committee to revive a peace process which never really was. ...
UN special envoy in Damascus for Constitutional Committee - ANF

Islamic State still has 15,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria: U.S. envoy Jeffrey

E-Kurd - 2019-08-02 10:09
WASHINGTON,— The Islamic State group (ISIS) still has nearly 15,000 fighters active across Iraq and Syria, Ambassador James Franklin Jeffrey, the U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement and the Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISI ...

Building Trust in Colombia’s Hub of Coca and Conflict

International Crisis Group - 2019-07-29 20:02
Two years ago, Crisis Group found that major threats to Colombia’s peace process with former guerrillas all intersect in the Pacific coastal district of Tumaco. Our Colombia analyst Kyle Johnson made it his mission to find out more. ...

UNHCR’s fund for Syria

The Global Coalition - 2019-07-19 16:39
Article UNHCR’s fund for Syria Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Memorial for German guerrilla Riemer in Hamburg

ANF - 2019-07-12 19:08
A memorial was held in Hamburg for German guerrilla Jacob Riemer (Siyar Gabar) who lost his life in the Turkish army attack against Medya Defense Zones in July 2018. ...

Turkey Humanitarian Fund working for Syria

The Global Coalition - 2019-07-12 18:17
Article Turkey Humanitarian Fund working for Syria Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

IŞİD'in 'Türkiye Vilayeti'nden Erdoğan'a bıçaklı tehdit

KRDnews - 2019-07-11 12:03
IŞİD'in 'Türkiye Vilayeti'nden Erdoğan'a bıçaklı tehdit Ahmet Derikli 11/07/2019, Per - 12:51 ...

Alleged Islamic State fighter on trial in Netherlands for war crimes

E-Kurd - 2019-07-09 11:57
AMSTERDAM,— A Dutch-born alleged Islamic State militant went on trial in the Netherlands on Monday for war crimes committed in Iraq and Syria, after posing with a crucified body and sharing images of dead victims online. It is the first trial in the Neth ...

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 ...

Lawyers in prison for defending families of SOMA mine disaster

ANF - 2019-07-07 17:03
Lawyers from the People’s Law Office in prison for defending families of SOMA mine disaster. ...

Torture in Turkey: "Violence is legitimized by the state"

ANF - 2019-07-07 12:53
Human rights lawyer and activist Eren Keskin comments on the rise in torture incidents in Turkey for ANF. According to her, it is clear that the state legitimizes this violence. ...

Iran should seize British oil tanker in retaliation for Gibraltar raid: official

Rûdaw - 2019-07-05 14:49
"It is the duty of the official bodies in charge to retaliate" ...

Kurdistan President Receives French Presidential Envoy in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-07-04 16:29
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received on Thursday the French President’s personal representative for Syria, François Sénémaud, to discuss a range of issues, including bilateral ties between Erbil and Paris. Barzani thanked France ...

Çin ve İngiltere arasında Hong Kong krizi

Nûpel - 2019-07-04 09:32
Hong Kong’un İngiltere’den Çin yönetimine geçişinin 22. yıl dönümünde suçluların Çin’e iade yasasına karşı yapılan protestolar İngiltere ile Çin arasında diplomatik gerilime neden oldu. Ülkede başbakanlığın en büyük adaylarından Boris Johnson Hong Kong’da ...

Russia Favors Direct Talks Between Syrian Kurds, Damascus: FM

BAS News - 2019-07-03 16:21
ERBIL — The Russian government is calling for direct talks between the Syrian Kurdish authorities in northern Syrian administration, and the Syrian government in Damascus, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Speaking at a press conference on Wed ...

“SDF-UN document is the foundation for international recognition”

ANF - 2019-07-03 15:35
Enver Muslim said the document signed between the SDF and the UN constitutes a foundation for the international recognition of the Autonomous Administration. ...

UN Voices Support for Next KRG Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-07-02 16:53
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani received the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary- General for Iraq (SRSG), Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, on Tuesday in Erbil to discuss the latest political, security, and ...

Barzani Receives UN Special Team Probing IS Crimes, Expresses Full Support

BAS News - 2019-06-18 16:02
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader Masoud Barzani received on Tuesday the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Islamic State (UNITAD) in Erbil to discuss the investigations as well as Kurdistan Region’s support to the pro ...

Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Baghdad-Appointed Governor of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-16 15:34
ERBIL — A court in the disputed province of Kirkuk has issued an arrest warrant for Rakan al-Jabouri, the acting governor of Kirkuk appointed unilaterally by Baghdad. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the warrant was issued last week on W ...

The KMMK-G demanded the immediate and unconditional release of Zara Mohammad

Kurdpa - 2019-06-14 17:17
Kurdpa Agency: the Association for Human Rights in Kurdistan of Iran-Geneva (KMMK-G) calls on the UN Special Rapporteur for Iran to urge Iranian authorities the immediate and unconditional release of Zara Mohammad. ...

The first founding conference of the Young Women’s Union was held in Tabqa

SDF Press - 2019-06-12 03:03
Tabqa – Under the slogan “struggle, resist, organize and liberate yourself” The first founding conference of the Young Women’s Union in Tabqa city was held today in the center of culture and art in Tabqa. Members and representatives of the committees and ...