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Assad talks options for post-war constitution with Russian officials

Assad talks options for post-war constitution with Russian officials

Rûdaw - 2019-07-12 22:48
Assad: There was agreement on continuing intensive work and coordination ...
Assad talks options for post-war constitution with Russian officials - Rûdaw

Jailed Kurdish PKK leader says he is ready for solution with Turkish state: statement

E-Kurd - 2019-08-09 09:50
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan said he is ready for a solution on the Kurdish issue and that he could stop the conflict between the Turkish state and Kurdish PKK militants within a week, his lawyers said in a statement on Thurs ...

Jailed PKK leader says he is ready for solution with Turkish state: statement

Reuters - 2019-08-08 18:03
Jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan said he is ready for a solution on the Kurdish issue and that he could stop the conflict between the Turkish state and Kurdish militants within a week, his lawyers said in a statement on Thursday. ...

Kurdistan PM Masrour Barzani arrives in Iraqi capital for talks

E-Kurd - 2019-07-16 19:06
BAGHDAD,— A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) led by the Prime Minister Masrour Barzani arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday for meetings with senior Iraqi federal officials, the first in his new capacity. Masrour Barzani met with Iraqi Pr ...

New KRG delegation to visit Baghdad, meet with senior officials

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-16 09:25

Germany, Austria say sanctions among options for Turkey's Cyprus drilling - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-07-15 17:04

Security Council, after First Ever Visit to Iraq, Says Economic Reform Vital for Post-Conflict Recovery, Warning Fight Against Terrorism ‘Not Over’ - Iraq | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-07-14 14:04

Operation, house raids and ID checks in Hani

ANF - 2019-07-13 18:12
Homes were raided and 693 people were checked for IDs in tandem with the Turkish army operation in Hani. ...

With Russian Missiles Due in Turkey, Many Speculate on Erdogan's Motives | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-07-11 21:13

HDP moves for “democratic constitution”

ANF - 2019-07-11 16:12
HDP has started to work on a democratic constitution. The party will work together with NGOs, faith groups and women’s organizations and launch a campaign for political prisoners. ...

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 ...

HDP MPs detained and battered by the police for saying “No war”

ANF - 2019-07-08 21:21
Police attacked the people joining a demonstration in Amed for democracy and against war. Deputies of the HDP are among those battered and detained in the crackdown. ...

Norway reaffirms commitment to stabilizing Iraq with new contribution

BAS News - 2019-07-06 15:30
BAGHDAD (UNAMI) — The Government of Norway and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a partnership agreement today for USD 9 million (NOK 75 million) to support stabilization and recovery efforts for Iraq post-ISIL. Norway’s contribution ...

To protect children… The Syrian Democratic Forces sign a joint action plan with the United Nations in Geneva

SDF Press - 2019-07-02 22:19
SDF General Commander is in Geneva, and a joint action plan with the United Nations to protect children The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) signed on June 29 a plan of action with the United Nations in Geneva on how to protect and help children in the area ...

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. ...

Duhok Court Sentences Man to Death for Murder and Attempted Rape

BAS News - 2019-06-25 13:57
ERBIL — The criminal court of Duhok province in Kurdistan Region issued a death penalty for a man charged with attempted rape and murder of a 10-year-old girl earlier this month. Dilin Walid was found dead earlier in June after her family reported her mi ...

US Sanctions Send Iranians to Northern Iraq Looking for Work and War

Dailysignal - 2019-06-21 08:41

UN Team for Investigating IS Crimes Underscores KRG’s Role in Hosting IDPs

BAS News - 2019-06-19 13:51
ERBIL — The United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Islamic State (UNITAD), led by Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, the special adviser of the investigative team, met with Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on ...

Car bomb in Syrian Kurdistan’s Qamishlo wounds seven

E-Kurd - 2019-06-18 12:27
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A car bombing near Kurdish security offices in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), northeast Syria, on Monday wounded seven civilians, including a child, a war monitor said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attac ...

Oil tanker attacks ‘leverage’ for sanctioned Iran

Waar Media - 2019-06-16 12:41
WAAR_DUHOK Recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf could be “leverage” for Iran against sanctions imposed by the U.S. administration on the country’s oil exports, a political expert said. Iran’s oil exports have been drastically affected by the sanctions t ...

Stop letting Assad commit war crimes with impunity

Alaraby - 2019-06-12 23:12