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Kurdistan watchdog calls KRG to establish anti-corruption council, conduct major reforms

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-18 13:22

TEV-DEM’s Xelil: For the safe zone steps must be taken for Afrin

ANF - 2019-07-17 16:32
TEV-DEM Executive Council Member Aldar Xelil said steps for the Afrin issue and the return of displaced Kurds, the return of their property and the establishment of their safety is a must for the safe zone discussions. ...

ZKD meets senior leaders of the German city Kalkar

Kurdish-European Society - 2019-07-17 08:59
A delegation of the Central Council of Kurds in Germany (ZKD) met... ...

The Military Council of Tabqa … importance and tasks

SDF Press - 2019-07-16 06:27
Tabqa – The Syrian democratic forces, especially after the completion of the fight against terrorism, and the elimination of the ISIS organization worked to restructure its forces commensurate with the requirements of the new phase in order to organize it ...

PM Barzani Presides First Meeting of Council of Ministers

Gulan Media - 2019-07-15 18:19

Aldar Xelil: July 14 resistance sparked the Rojava Revolution

ANF - 2019-07-15 17:47
TEV-DEM Executive Council Member Aldar Xelil said, “The July 14 resistance sparked the flame for the Rojava Revolution.” ...

UN Human Rights Council stands firm on LGBTI violence, Syria detainees and Philippines ‘war on drugs’ – The European Sting - Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology - europeansting.com

Europeansting - 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

March against Turkish invasion in Paris banlieu

ANF - 2019-07-14 09:41
A rally was held in the Parisian suburb of Villeneuve Saint Georges against the Turkish state invasion attacks against Southern Kurdistan. The protesters also commemorated KCK General Presidential Council Member Diyar Xerib. ...

Friday’s Daily Brief: UN chief meets cyclone survivors in Mozambique, Human Rights Council investigates Philippines state violence, UN weather agency tracks Arctic fires | UN News

UN - 2019-07-13 12:59

UN Human Rights Council stands firm on LGBTI violence, Syria detainees and Philippines ‘war on drugs’ | UN News

UN - 2019-07-13 12:59

KCK: Martyr Murat Gündüz lost his life on 5 July

ANF - 2019-07-12 14:35
KCK Executive Council Co-Presidency announced that on 5 July, guerrilla Devran (Murat Gündüz), fell martyr as the result of Turkish air raids in which lost his life KCK General Council member Diyar Xerîb. ...

The Military Council of Tabqa reconcile between Al Walda and Al Bado Clans

SDF Press - 2019-07-11 20:27
Tabqa – The Military Council of Tabqa in coordination with the Military Relations Office of SDF held on Thursday a meeting with elders and dignitaries of the clans Jarniyah town in Tabqa countryside, in order to reconcile Al Walda and Al Bado Clans. The m ...

The Military Council of Tabqa opens its headquarters

SDF Press - 2019-07-11 16:37
Tabqa – The Military Council of Tabqa, opened today its headquarters in the city, with the participation of delegations from the Civil Administration, the Council of the families of martyrs and a number of leaders of the Syrian Democratic Forces. The head ...

Assyrians, Syriacs and Chaldeans call on KDP: Stop!

ANF - 2019-07-11 13:28
Mesopotamia Freedom Party (MOP) issued a statement in the name of the Assyrian, Syriac and Chaldean peoples to commemorate KCK General Presidential Council Member Diyar Xerib who lost his life in a Turkish airstrike. ...

Erzurum co-mayor and 9 more taken into custody

ANF - 2019-07-11 11:21
The co-mayor of the Karayazı in the province of Erzurum, Burhanettin Şahin, was detained together with 10 members of the municipal council. ...

Belfast fears Unionist paramilitaries activity on bonfire night

ANF - 2019-07-11 09:41
The PSNI police have told Belfast City Council that they fear the unionist paramilitary UVF could open fire if they attempt to remove bonfire material. ...

Raqqa’s Council rehabilitates the water institution building

SDF Press - 2019-07-10 20:33
Raqqa – The Civil Council Raqqa started a project to rehabilitate the water institution building in Raqqa city center (formerly the Directorate of Subscribers Department) due to the destruction caused by the military operations in the city. In this regard ...

Memorial and meeting for KCK's Xerib in Germany

ANF - 2019-07-10 11:11
A memorial for KCK Presidential Council member Diyar Xerib was held in Hildesheim, while a rally was held in Berlin. ...

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 ...

Kurdistan Region Security Council denies any role in PKK leader assassination

Rûdaw - 2019-07-10 00:38
Kurdish forces in Region "unfairly accused" of complicity in death of Diyar Ghareeb ...

KDP’s Kurdistan security council rejects claims of involvement in PKK leader’s killing

E-Kurd - 2019-07-09 18:24
KDP’s Kurdish security council blames PKK for conflict in Iraqi Kurdistan HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Region’s Security Council KRSC for the KDP-controlled areas of Iraqi Kurdistan on Tuesday blamed the Kurdistan Workers’ Party ...

Human shield activists commemorate Diyar Xerib

ANF - 2019-07-09 15:56
Human shield activists in Bradost commemorated KCK General Presidential Council Member Diyar Xerib (Helmet). ...

Hertford and Kobanê to be twin cities

ANF - 2019-07-09 09:53
After Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg council in Berlin signed a twinning agreement with the municipality of Dêrik in Rojava Kurdistan, now the city of Herford took the first step to sign the agreement with with Kobanê. ...

ZKD meets at the Yazidi community Kalkar

Kurdish-European Society - 2019-07-09 06:32
The Central Council of Kurds in Germany (ZKD) met on 6 July... ...

The Local Administration and Municipalities Committee announces the start of new projects

SDF Press - 2019-07-08 17:29
Raqqa – The Local Administration and Municipalities Committee of the Civil Council in Raqqa announced the completion of the three projects, which it had launched and it included the project of the initial response team, the drainage, and operation of the ...

Sulaimaniyah chants “Helmet will never die”

ANF - 2019-07-08 14:42
Thousands of people marched in Sulaimaniyah for KCK General Presidential Council Member Diyar Xerib (Helmet), who was martyred in a Turkish state airstrike on July 5. ...

Kurdistan Region parliament meeting may affect provincial council law

Rûdaw - 2019-07-08 10:15
"governors will be appointed until next provincial elections are held ...

43 tons of food aid sent by Kurdish and French groups to Lavrio

ANF - 2019-07-08 10:00
The Democratic Kurdish Council of France, the trade union CGT and Roja Sor donated 43 tons of food to the Kurdish refugees living in Lavrio camp, in Greece. ...

Turkey Claims Killing a Senior PKK Member

BAS News - 2019-07-07 13:37
ERBIL — Turkey claimed on Sunday it had killed Diyar Gharip Muhammad, a senior member of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the party’s base in Mount Qandil. Muhammad was serving as a senior member of PKK’s presidential and executive council. State-run An ...

Sinn Féin to Council: Rescind legal threat on Irish language sign

ANF - 2019-07-07 08:38
Sinn Féin said Council should now rescind the letter threatening legal action against pensioner who erected an Irish language sign on her property. ...

“We don’t accept ISIS trials to be held elsewhere”

ANF - 2019-07-06 14:05
Shaddadi Clans Council President Sileman Derwis said they won’t accept the ISIS trials to be held outside of Northern and Eastern Syria. ...

Clans Council: An invading state shouldn't be in the "safe zone"

ANF - 2019-07-05 16:38
The Qamishlo Canton Clans Council members protested the Turkish state’s attempts to form a “safe zone” in Northern and Eastern Syria and said, “Turkey is an invading state. An invading state shouldn’t take part in the ‘safe zone’.” ...

Amude Military Council established

ANF - 2019-07-05 13:30
Military forces announced the establishment of a Military Council in Amude. ...

The opening of Jawad Anzour park in Raqqa city

SDF Press - 2019-07-05 01:22
Raqqa – The Syrian Foundation for Sustainable Development, in cooperation with the People’s Municipality in Raqqa, opened on Thursday the park of Martyr Jawad Anzour. The ceremony was attended by a number of members of Raqqa Civil Council and the People’s ...

Bayık in the Washington Post: This is a crucial phase for peace

ANF - 2019-07-04 08:41
KCK Executive Council co-chair, Cemil Bayık, published an open-ed in the Washington Post. ...

Sudan opposition ready to discuss sovereign council leadership with military rulers

Gulan Media - 2019-07-03 23:06

UAE REAFFIRMS ITS COMMITMENT TO UN SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS ON SANCTIONS AND ARMS EMBARGO -STATEMENT

Yahoo - 2019-07-02 20:46

Iraqi court acquits former head of Kirkuk Council Rebwar Talabani

E-Kurd - 2019-07-01 21:43
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s federal court acquitted the former head of the Kirkuk Provincial Council, Rebwar Talabani, reversing a six-month prison sentence issued against him earlier in December, Talabani announced on Sunday. Talabani said on Monday that corruptio ...

Lands of Iraqi Kurdistan are turned over to Turks, KCK leader says

E-Kurd - 2019-07-01 17:36
QANDIL MOUNTAINS,— The Executive Council Member of the Kurdistan Communities Union KCK, the political wing of Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK, Mrs. Sozdar Avesta, said the Iraqi Kurdistan authorities have officially handed over the lands of South [Iraqi] Ku ...

Masrour Barzani, US-Led Coalition Review Security Situation

BAS News - 2019-07-01 16:17
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council and the Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani received a delegation from the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), led by deputy commander Major General Alexus Grynke ...

UNSC Welcomes Progress in Kurdistan Government-Formation Talks

BAS News - 2019-07-01 11:21
ERBIL — The United Nations Security Council has welcomed the progress in the ongoing negotiations between political parties towards the formation of the new cabinet of Kurdistan Regional Government. A large delegation from the Security Council visited Ir ...

Iraqi court acquits Kirkuk Council head, reverses six-month prison sentence

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-01 11:01

A member of the Erbil provincial council dies

Kurdiu - 2019-07-01 03:15

Kurdish Head of Kirkuk Provincial Council Acquitted by Baghdad Court

BAS News - 2019-06-30 13:52
ERBIL — Iraqi Federal Court decided on Sunday to acquit Kurdish politician and the head of Kirkuk provincial council, Rebwar Talabani, from charges related to misuse of power and corruption. Talabani was accused by the Baghdad-appointed acting governor o ...

IED Blast Kills One Farmer, Injures Three near Jalawla

BAS News - 2019-06-30 12:24
ERBIL — One farmer was killed and three others were injured after an improvised explosive devise (IED) went off in Sheykh Bawa village of Jalawla district, Diyala province on Saturday. Bashir Abdullah, a member of Jalawla mayor council, confirmed the rep ...

A leader in the military council of Hajin town explains the details of the incident which occurred last Friday

SDF Press - 2019-06-30 11:35
Deir Ezzor – Hajin town of Deira Zour witnessed an incident last Friday, where the residents dragged the body of an ISIS terrorist called Mara’id and then hung it on in the town in a retaliatory behavior rarely seen in the villages liberated by the Syrian ...

From Baghdad, UN Security Council voices support for Iraq’s stability, reconstruction

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-30 11:34

UNSC Calls for Implementation of Article 140

BAS News - 2019-06-30 02:07
ERBIL - The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has called for the implementation of article 140 from the Iraqi Constitution, reiterating support for the process. The call was made by a UNSC's delegation who met with Kurdistan Region President Nechirv ...

The Health Committee make checking tours to pharmacies and health centers in Raqqa eastern countryside

SDF Press - 2019-06-29 22:24
Raqqa – The Health Committee of the Civil Council of Raqqa continues its tour on pharmacies and health centers in Raqqa city and its countryside to monitor the prices of medicines and to check the licenses of pharmacies. During the tour, several pharmacie ...

KRG President meets UN Security Council, vows to mend ties with Baghdad, protect Kurdish rights

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-29 18:24

UN Security Council delegation lands in Baghdad for first time in nearly 30 years

Gulan Media - 2019-06-29 14:36

Kurdistan President Meets with UNSC Delegation in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-06-29 13:46
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met on Saturday with a delegation from the United Nations Security Council in Baghdad. The meeting was also attended by Kurdistan Region Parliament Speaker Vala Farid, Interior Minister Karim Sinjari, ...

Foreign Policy Council reviews EU and Greek stance over Turkey — Greek City Times

Greekcitytimes - 2019-06-29 08:25

What will the Istanbul election change? | European Council on Foreign Relations

ECFR - 2019-06-29 06:15

UN Security Council members to visit Baghdad on Saturday: FM

Rûdaw - 2019-06-28 16:28
Security Council delegation invited by Iraqi government ...

KCK’s Avesta: Lands of South Kurdistan are turned over to Turks

ANF - 2019-06-28 16:11
KCK Executive Council Member Sozdar Avesta said the South Kurdistan authorities have officially handed over the lands of South Kurdistan to the Turkish state and called on the people to stand against the invasion. ...

25. June 2019 – Russia in the Council of Europe

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2019-06-28 12:37

Rojava Conference at the UN human rights session in Geneva

ANF - 2019-06-28 09:05
During the 41st UN Human Rights Council Sessions, a fringe meeting was organised by the Geneva Center for Kurdish Human Rights on the latest situation in Northern Syria. ...

Italian feminists visit Manbij Women's Council

ANF - 2019-06-27 19:02
A feminist delegation from Italy visited the women's council in the North Syrian city of Manbij. ...

A Young Leader in the Philippines’ Battle-scarred ‘Islamic City’

International Crisis Group - 2019-06-27 16:00
It is a challenge to represent South Madaya Proper, a district in Marawi, the Philippines’ historic “Islamic city”, depopulated two years ago in a battle between government forces and jihadists. To do so, a young council chair says, she acts as both offi ...

HDP’s Ablay’s home raided with excavator: 5 detained

ANF - 2019-06-27 12:56
Ceylanpinar Municipal Council Member Dilan Ablay from the HDP and her parents and two siblings were detained. ...

Istanbul’s Election: What Does Erdogan’s Loss Mean for Turkey? | Council on Foreign Relations

CFR - 2019-06-27 12:18

Russia Hails Restoration of Its Council of Europe Voting Rights | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-06-27 10:30

Croatian named new head of Council of Europe – POLITICO

Politico - 2019-06-27 10:30

Panel at UN to discuss human rights in Northern Syria

ANF - 2019-06-27 10:23
A panel called: "Human Rights in Northern Syria" is scheduled for today at the UN building in Geneva as part of the fringe meetings to the UN Human Rights Council Session. ...

Iraq to send ministerial council to oversee Kirkuk’s annual budget

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-26 22:14

Statement by Armenia FM at 41st session of UN Human Rights Council

NEWS - 2019-06-26 13:46

Wrath of the Olive claims responsibility for Ahtarin action

ANF - 2019-06-26 12:38
The Wrath of the Olive Action Room assumed responsibility for the action against the so-called council president Xalid al-Dibo in Ahtarin. ...

UN Special Rapporteur: Turkey's problem with press freedom

ANF - 2019-06-26 12:01
On 24 June 2019, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) began its 41st Session in Geneva. ...

A delegation from the self-administration of the Euphrates territory visits the Civil Council of Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-06-26 06:29
Raqqa – A delegation from the self-administration of the Euphrates territory visited the Civil Council of Raqqa to look at the situation of the Council’s work and the difficulties it faces. The chairman of the Legislative Council of Raqqa’s Civil Council, ...

A Tale of Two Councils: Strengthening AU-UN Cooperation

International Crisis Group - 2019-06-25 21:29
Since 2002, when the African Union was founded, its Peace and Security Council has worked closely with the UN Security Council to resolve the continent’s multiple conflicts. But sharp disagreements have hampered cooperation of late. Practical remedies ca ...

Masrour Barzani, US Trade Mission Discuss Non-Oil Investment

BAS News - 2019-06-25 20:03
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council and Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani received on Tuesday a trade mission led by US Chamber of Commerce to discuss challenges and opportunities to foreign investments in the Kurdistan Region. ...

Iran to Further Reduce Commitment to Nuclear Deal Next Month

BAS News - 2019-06-25 16:59
ERBIL — Iran has planned new steps to further reduce its commitment to the 2015’s Nuclear Deal on 7th July, said the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani. It comes amid increasing tensions between Iran and the US, while the l ...

Northern Syria panel at UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva

ANF - 2019-06-25 11:22
The 41st session of the Human Rights Council is taking place is Geneva. ...

Human Rights Council opens forty-first regular session, hears update by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights - World | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-06-24 20:06

Masrour Barzani Receives US Diplomatic Delegation in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-06-24 17:06
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council and the Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani received a diplomatic delegation of the United States on Monday. US Ambassador to Iraq, Matt Tueller, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Ira ...

Suspects in rape of girl child rearrested in Iraqi Kurdistan: council

E-Kurd - 2019-06-24 16:47
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— After being released on bail last week, three youths suspected of raping a seven-year-old girl in April have been rearrested, according to Iraqi Kurdistan region’s Judicial Council. Their release sparked outcry fro ...

CHP's Candidate Wins Local Elections in Istanbul

BAS News - 2019-06-23 22:49
ERBIL - The Turkey's Supreme Election Council announced on Sunday the first preliminary result, according to which, the opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) Ekrem Imamoglu is leading with 53.86%, and AK Party Candidate Binali Yildirim with 45.23% ...

Yezidis seek cabinet positions in next KRG: Yezidi Spiritual Council

Rûdaw - 2019-06-23 22:29
Visits by Masrour Barzani to Turkmen and Christians have spiked Yezidi attention in cabinet formation ...

Silos of Al-Rafiqah opens its doors to receive wheat

SDF Press - 2019-06-23 22:17
Raqqa The Economy Committee of the Civil Council of Raqqa opened the center of Al-Rafiqah silos in Raqqa city to receive and buy grain from farmers in order to facilitate farmers’ affairs and reduce wages. The center of Al-Rafiqah silos is the first place ...

Kurdistan PM-Designate, British Parliamentary Group Discuss Improving Investment

BAS News - 2019-06-23 14:17
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council and the Prime Minister-designate, Masrour Barzani, received on Sunday a delegation from the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) in Kurdistan to discuss further fostering ties between Erbil and L ...

The General Council approves the law of self-defense forces

SDF Press - 2019-06-22 21:47
The General Council of the Self-administration in North and East Syria approved today the law of self-defense forces and the bylaw of the self-defense office in north and east Syria. The general Commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces Mazloum Abdi, the ...

A literacy course for the children Meza’at Yarub Camp

SDF Press - 2019-06-22 21:47
Raqqa – The Euphrates Development Organization, in collaboration with the Education Committee of the Civil Council of Raqqa, started implementing a literacy course for the children of the random camps in the western countryside of Raqqa. Children of rando ...

Kirkuk provincial council holds a meeting in Baghdad

Kurdiu - 2019-06-22 18:46

"ISIS members should be tried where they committed crimes"

ANF - 2019-06-22 15:30
The co-chair of the Judicial Council of North and East Syria Autonomous Administration, Imad al-Karaf, calls for the establishment of an international tribunal for the trial of ISIS jihadists. ...

Council conclusions on enlargement and stabilisation and association process - Consilium

Europa - 2019-06-22 09:45

Siria, le SDF creano i Military Council per proteggere le città da Isis

Difesaesicurezza - 2019-06-21 22:48

After Tal Abyad and Kobani.. Raqqa city announces the formation of its military counil

SDF Press - 2019-06-21 12:55
Raqqa – In coordination with the General Command of SDF, the military forces in Raqqa region announced the formation of its military council in a ceremony attended by the leaders of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the Women’s Protection Units, the Military ...

Will Gulf Nations Tip the Balance in Sudan Crisis? | Council on Foreign Relations

CFR - 2019-06-21 08:25

Has an internet blackout killed Sudan's revolution?

BBC - 2019-06-21 02:14
The Military Council has switched off the internet in response to protests that took place in early June. ...

Court Cancels Arrest Warrant Against Rebwar Talabani

BAS News - 2019-06-20 23:33
ERBIL - The arrest warrant which had been issued by an Iraqi court against Rebwar Talabani, a Kurdish figure and former head of Kirkuk Provincial Council, has been cancelled. In December, last year, the criminal court of Kirkuk sentenced Talabani to six ...

Tabqa Military Council established

ANF - 2019-06-20 18:30
Military forces in Tabqa region have founded Tabqa Military Council. ...

Qamishlo Military Council founded

ANF - 2019-06-20 12:49
Military forces announced the establishment of a Military Council in Qamishlo. ...

Kurdistan PM-Designate Emphasizes on Settling Erbil-Baghdad Disputes Through Constitution

BAS News - 2019-06-19 17:04
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, has reiterated on the importance of addressing the remaining disputes between Erbil and Baghdad through the Iraqi Constitution. Barzani made the remarks while receiving a large del ...

Masrour Barzani Receives Chief of OSC-I to Review Regional Developments

BAS News - 2019-06-19 16:30
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Chancellor Masrour Barzani received on Wednesday a delegation led by Chief of Office of Security Cooperation – Iraq, Brigadier General Gregory Kreuder, in Erbil, where they discussed the latest security de ...

Jawad Zarif Meets Basheer Haddad

Waar Media - 2019-06-19 15:44
WAAR_DUHOK The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Jawad Zarif, received On Tuesday, 18 June 2019 a delegation from the Iraqi Council of Representatives headed by Dr. Basheer Haddad, Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Rep ...

PM-Designate Barzani Pledges Support to UN Team Probing IS Crimes

BAS News - 2019-06-19 14:35
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council and the Prime Minister-designate of Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani received a UN delegation on Wednesday led by Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, the special adviser and head of United Nations Investigative ...

The opening of training course for the teachers in the western countryside of Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-06-18 21:30
Raqqa – In order to rise the educational process in Raqqa and its countryside, the Education Committee of the Civil Council of Raqqa organized the second summer course in order to train and rehabilitate the teachers in the city’s schools and rural areas. ...

Women’s Committee and its role in Hajin

SDF Press - 2019-06-18 21:30
Deira-Zour – After the opening of the People’s Council in Hajin and the activating its committees, the Women’s Committee was established within it. “We activated the work of the Women’s Committee nearly a month ago to support women and activate its margin ...
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