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Iraqi Kurdish government sworn in under son of former president | Middle East Eye

Iraqi Kurdish government sworn in under son of former president | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-07-11 21:30

Iraqi Kurdish government sworn in under son of former president | Middle East Eye - Middleeasteye

Iraqi Kurdish government treating Turkish diplomat slaying as terrorist attack | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-07-18 19:38

A victory for Kurdistan's minorities

Washington Times - 2019-07-18 17:43
Nechirvan Barzani was recently sworn in as Kurdistan’s new president, and already he is a beacon of light, spreading peace, toleration and harmony throughout the region. After being sworn in, he visited Baghdad and met the Iraqi prime minister. Afterward ...

The anti-terrorism units control a sleeper cell and a cell which smuggles ISIS terrorists in the villages of Hasakah and Deira-Zour

SDF Press - 2019-07-16 21:38
News Center – The anti-terrorism units of the Syrian Democratic Forces, carried out on Tuesday morning a security operation in the town of Dashisha in the countryside of Hasakah city, and arrested during a raid five people working in a cell which smuggles ...

Two Kurdish citizens died in the pursuit-evasion of government troops

Kurdpa - 2019-07-15 14:33
Kurdpa Agency: Two Kurdish citizens lost their lives due to the pursuit-evasion of government troops along the Sanandaj_Saqez road. ...

Turkey and Russian S400s: Erdogan just made a strategic blunder of epic proportions - Middle East News - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-07-14 17:16

Turkey begins second phase of operations against PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-14 13:28
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s defense ministry says it has launched a new military operation against Kurdish militants in Iraqi Kurdistan. The ministry, in a statement Saturday, announced the start of “Operation Claw-2” to destroy caves and shelters used by member ...

Kurdistan region’s new government sworn in

Jerusalem Post - 2019-07-11 00:44
The new KRG government includes two women ministers out of 27 ministers. ...

PKK: Comrade Helmet’s goals will be fulfilled

ANF - 2019-07-09 13:38
PKK: This vile massacre will be held to account, our valiant martyrs will be avenged, the martyr of the Democratic Middle East and Free Kurdistan against isolation and fascism Comrade Helmet’s goals will be fulfilled. ...

What are Turkey’s options in Syria? | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-07-05 14:31

Turkey accuses ‘Washington Post’ of “terrorist propaganda” - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-07-05 02:30

Iran’s Guards kill two Kurdish PJAK fighters in Iranian Kurdistan: Fars

E-Kurd - 2019-07-03 11:51
TEHRAN,— Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards killed two members of an “anti-revolutionary terrorist” group in a security operation in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) in the northwest of the country, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Tuesday. Fars ...

Bomb Explosion Leaves Two Soldiers Injured in Eastern Iraq

BAS News - 2019-07-01 22:41
ERBIL - A bomb explosion resulted in the wounding of two Iraqi soldiers on Monday in the province of Diyala. The bombing attack targeted an army patrol in the village of al-Nada, in Diyala's Balad Ruz district, a security source told Alghad Press. The pa ...

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 ...

Istanbul votes once again in key mayoral election re-run | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-06-25 11:04

Arrest of seven Kurdish citizens in the cities of Maku, Chaldoran, Showt and Bazargan

Kurdpa - 2019-06-24 19:14
Kurdpa Agency: Seven Kurdish citizens were arrested by intelligence forces in the cities of Maku, Chaldoran, Showt and Bazargan. ...

Ministry of Peshmerga: Disputed Regions can not be controlled without the help of Peshmerga Forces

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-19 11:44
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 18, 2019, Sarbast Lazgin, Deputy Minister of Peshmerga, shared during an interview regarding the disputed regions, “Cooperation and joint operations is necessary between the Iraqi and Peshmerga Forces. In that ...

Jailed pro-Kurdish leader Demirtas throws weight behind opposition Istanbul candidate | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-06-19 06:10

Pope Calls for Restraint after Tanker Attacks in the Gulf of Oman

BAS News - 2019-06-16 16:39
ERBIL — Pope Francis has called for de-escalation of the situation in the Middle East after the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman raised tensions between Iran and the US. “I invite everyone to use the instruments of diplomacy to resolve the ...

Family business: Nechirvan Barzani takes over presidency of Kurdistan Region from uncle

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-06-12 10:40
On 10 June 2019, Nechirvan Barzani was sworn in as president of Iraqi Kurdistan. He follows in the footsteps of his uncle Masoud Barzani, who held the post between 2005 and 2017. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Barham Salih, Iraq’s president and ...