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"Preemptive and aggressive actions" A New Approach of Iran's Government to Encounter Kurdish Parties

Kurdpa - 2019-03-22 17:23
Kurdpa Agency: The secretary of the National Security Council of Iran, in a meeting with the Revolutionary Guards commanders in Urmia, announced "preemptive and aggressive measures" to confront the activities of the Kurdish parties. ...

Karim Sinjari conducts meeting between the Ministry’s High Council and Board of Reform

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-03-21 20:33
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On March 10, 2019, Karim Sinjari (KRG Minister of Interior and acting Minister of Peshmerga) conducted between the Ministry of Peshmerga’s High Council and Board of Reform in Erbil. The meeting was attended by Sarbast ...

UN Human Rights Council: an answer to burning injustice? - SWI

Swissinfo - 2019-03-20 23:54

Human Rights Council holds an interactive dialogue on the situation of human rights in Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-03-20 23:54

Masrour Barzani: Nawroz is Far Beyond the Start of New Year

BAS News - 2019-03-20 15:45
ERBIL - To Kurds there is a special meaning behind Nawroz and it is far beyond the beginning of a new year, Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani argued on Wednesday. Barzani made the remarks in a congratulatory message on the K ...

Col. Richard Kemp addresses UN Gaza Commission at UNHRC

UN Watch - 2019-03-20 00:59
Testimony delivered before the UN Human Rights Council by Col. Richard Kemp on behalf of United Nations Watch, Geneva, Switzerland, March 18, 2019. Mr. President, I was a British commander in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan and have extensive expe ...

Masrour Barzani, Alistair Burt Talk over the Phone

BAS News - 2019-03-19 21:09
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, received a phone call from British Minister of State for Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt to discuss the collaborations among the Peshmerga, Iraqi, and international coal ...

Simply speaking the names of countries notorious of human rights violations is taboo to the U.N. Human Rights Council

Noqreport - 2019-03-19 11:08

Speaker Censored at UN Human Rights Council As He Lists Rights-Abusers in the Room

Cnsnews - 2019-03-19 11:08

UN Human Rights Council Should Act on Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey, Cameroon, and the Philippines | Human Rights Watch

HRW - 2019-03-19 01:20

Cameroon: Council Should Act On Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey, Cameroon, and the Philippines -

Allafrica - 2019-03-19 01:20

Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogues with the Special Rapporteur on the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories and with the Independent International Commission of Inquiry - occupied Palestinian territory | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-03-19 01:20

Human Rights Council begins general debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention - Democratic People's Republic of Korea | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-03-18 22:00

€2 billion to fast forward the creation of the European Innovation Council - Modern Diplomacy

Moderndiplomacy - 2019-03-18 22:00

Launching a “Humanitarian” Project to Help the Poor Families

SDF Press - 2019-03-17 21:46
Raqqa – Due to the difficult living conditions and the poverty situation in Raqqa city as a result of the war and the destruction of the city, the Relief Office team in Raqqa Civil Council launched a project “for humanity” to help 1000 poor families. The ...

Saghez Provision Council adopted decisions to deal vigorously with the New Year celebrations

Kurdpa - 2019-03-17 06:06
Kurdpa Agency: The Saghez Provision Council in a meeting emphasized that they encounter with Nowruz events on this city. ...

42 NGOs Including KHRN Demand Renewal of Mandate for Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-17 02:00
Friday 15 March 2019 TO: Member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council Your Excellency, We, the undersigned Iranian and international human rights organisations, urge your government to support resolution A/HRC/40/L.15 renewing the mandate of t ...

Ministry of Peshmerga distributes its first normalized salary in full, without savings

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-03-16 18:05
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga After last Friday’s decision by the KRG Council of Minister to retract the saving salaries legislation, salaries will be normalized and paid in full from this month onward. The new decision was shared to the public by ...

Kurdish parties and institutions stress political alliance

ANF - 2019-03-16 15:09
A KNK-Rojava’s committee formed for national unity meetings visited the Clans Council, Kongreya Star, Syrian Kurdish Writers Union and the Cizire Region Yazidi House today and discussed KNK-Rojava’s efforts for a Kurdish political alliance. ...

ISIS cell preparing for attack collapsed in Manbij

ANF - 2019-03-16 06:46
Manbij Military Council Press Center announced that the Anti-terror Units under the Military Council collapsed an ISIS cell preparing for a series of attacks in the city. ...

Municipality of Strasbourg supports activists on hunger strike

ANF - 2019-03-16 06:46
Deputy mayor said that the Strasbourg municipality will bring the hunger strikers’ demands to the Council of Europe Human Rights Commission. ...

Implementing ECHR judgments: Latest decisions from the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers - Newsroom

COE - 2019-03-15 18:07

Russia may leave Council of Europe and European Court of Human Rights | The Japan Times

Japantimes - 2019-03-15 18:07

Press statement following the 54th meeting of the Association Council between the European Union and Turkey, Brussels, 15 March 2019 - Consilium

Europa - 2019-03-15 17:33

When Iran goes to Iraq: The significance of Rouhani’s trip | European Council on Foreign Relations

ECFR - 2019-03-15 08:40

400 American Troops Can’t Do Anything | Council on Foreign Relations

CFR - 2019-03-14 20:56

UN security Council urged to take action over rights violation in Cameroon - Journal du Cameroun

Journalducameroun - 2019-03-14 18:04

HDP’s Yagizay: Harshest EP report on Turkey in 14 years

ANF - 2019-03-14 16:45
HDP Representative for the Council of Europe Faik Yagizay and HDP Representative for the European Union Eyup Doru spoke about the report on Turkey which was voted on at the European Parliament yesterday evening. ...

From myth to reality: How to understand Turkey’s role in the Western Balkans | European Council on Foreign Relations

ECFR - 2019-03-14 06:23

Masrour Barzani Discusses Greater Trade, Energy Ties with Turkey

BAS News - 2019-03-13 17:24
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, received on Wednesday a Turkish delegation, led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sedat Onal, for talks on the the greater trade and energy ties between Erbil and Ankara, Barza ...

Masrour Barzani Discusses Peshmerga Trainings with Coalition Advisors

BAS News - 2019-03-13 11:58
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, received a delegation of the US-led Coalition advisors in Erbil to discuss the lates developments in the war against the Islamic State (IS) and continued Coalition support for the ...

Human Rights Council continues interactive dialogue with High Commissioner for Human Rights on her annual report and oral update - World | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-03-13 06:10

Council should act on Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey, Cameroon, and the Philippines | Human Rights Watch

HRW - 2019-03-13 00:06

The price of disengagement: Syria and the Brussels III conference | European Council on Foreign Relations

ECFR - 2019-03-12 19:04

Switzerland: ISIS should be tried where they committed crimes

ANF - 2019-03-11 20:04
​​​​​​​The Swiss Federal Council argued that Swiss national ISIS members should be prosecuted in the countries where they have carried out terrorist activities. ...

'End the Charade,' Israeli NGO Tells UN Human Rights Council, as Publication of Economic 'Blacklist' Is Again Delayed | Jewish & Israel News

Algemeiner - 2019-03-11 09:57

Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogue with United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed - World | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-03-11 07:49

Iraq to Receive Money from Spain for Baath Era Oil Shipment

BAS News - 2019-03-10 23:00
ERBIL - Iraq is expected to receive nearly €12 million from Spain for an old oil shimpent which had been blocked by the world Security Council for decades, Iraq's board of integrity said in a statement on Friday. According to the statement, Baghdad sold ...

Yazidi activists greet March 8 with female hunger strikers

ANF - 2019-03-09 11:14
Yazidi women holding a hunger strike in front of the Council of Europe (CoE) in solidarity with the resistance against the isolation met with women on the indefinite non-alternating hunger strike for March 8 and concluded their protest. ...

Car Bomb Blast Injures Fove Iraqi Forces in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-03-08 22:02
ERBIL - At least five members of the Iraqi security forces were wounded on Friday when a bomb explosion targeted a convoy of a senior officer in Mosul city. According to a statement by Nineveh Provincial Council, the car bomb explosion occurred in the Mu ...

KRG to Discuss End of Salary-Saving Measures

BAS News - 2019-03-08 13:18
ERBIL — The Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Region is scheduled to convene on Friday in the afternoon to discuss the end of a measure publicly known as “salary-saving system”. According to the system, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cuts a ...

One reason for Trump's foreign policy fiascoes — his National Security Council is broken - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-03-08 12:48

Erdoğan gov’t fails to cancel UN Human Rights Council event on Turkey - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2019-03-08 06:50

Teachers Stage Three Days of Sit-In Across Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-08 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Teachers have staged sit-ins at schools across Kurdistan on March 3, 4 and 5 following the protests of the teachers and call of Coordinating Council of Teachers Syndicates in Iran (CCTSI). In a conversation with KHRN ...

Turkey’s election council will relocate ballot boxes in east, southeast | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-03-07 19:02

Erbil-Baghdad Coordination Significant to Manage Security Affairs: Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2019-03-07 17:31
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, has stressed the significance of "reconciliation" and coordination between Erbil and Baghdad to give the local committees a better chance to manage their security affairs. T ...

Masrour Barzani Discusses Greater Trade with Jordanian Minister

BAS News - 2019-03-07 11:56
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, received a high-level delegation from Jordan on Thursday to discuss building stronger trade and industry ties between Erbil and Amman. Barzani and Tareq Al-Hammouri, the Jordanian ...

Women celebrated 8 March for Leyla Güven in Marseille

ANF - 2019-03-07 08:38
TJK-F and Arin Mirkan Women's Council promoted a march and meeting in Marseille to celebrate 8 March. ...

Ipswich Borough Council 'saddened' by Islamophobic comments to Mulberry Tree Kurdish centre plans | Latest Ipswich News - Ipswich Star

Ipswichstar - 2019-03-06 20:47

Chaotic scene breaks out at Sacramento City Council meeting over arrests during Stephon Clark protest [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-06 14:08

Top UK general praises leadership of Layla Mustafa on Raqqa council

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-06 07:44

Kirkuk’s Arabs demand suspension of provincial council

Rûdaw - 2019-03-05 20:21

Yazidi women take over the hunger strike in front of the CPT

ANF - 2019-03-05 15:25
The PYD members who carried out the first 5-day hunger strike passed it on to members of the Yazidi Women's Council part of the Yazidi Free Women's Movement (TAJE). ...

Iraqi Kurdistan government bought luxury cars for Judicial Council: MP

E-Kurd - 2019-03-05 11:25
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has bought 19 Toyota Land Cruisers for the members of the Kurdistan Region’s Judicial Council, according to a New Generation lawmaker Mam Burhan Qan. Qani also said that th ...

Syrian Arab province pleased with continued US presence: Deir al-Zor Civil Council

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-04 22:13

80 New Generation Movement members arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-03-04 15:42
SULAIMANI,— At least 80 New Generation (Newey Nwê) Movement members including two of the party’s High Council members have been detained by PUK Asayish Security in Sulaimani outside of a courthouse, NRT has reported. It later added that the court ruled f ...

Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogue on protecting human rights while countering terrorism - World | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-03-04 09:56

Israel Feels Unsafe as US Efforts to Secure Tel Aviv "Stalls": Iranian Official

BAS News - 2019-03-03 23:11
ERBIL - Israel feels unsafe as Washington's efforts to secure Tel Aviv have come to an end, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Sunday. Shakmani made the comments on the sidelines of a conference in the capital Teh ...

Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogue on the right to food and the effects of foreign debt on the full enjoyment of all human rights - World | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-03-01 06:20

Women’s Lecture on “International Women’s Day”

SDF Press - 2019-03-01 03:07
Raqqa – The “Women’s Committee” organized a lecture in People municipality in the city of Raqqa. The lecture was attended by Women’s House, Women’s Council, Rural Women’s Committee and the City population. Next: “We organized the day”: “Alone, and stood w ...

Children’s Festival in Assi Village

SDF Press - 2019-03-01 03:07
Chapter – The management of Woman Council, in cooperation with the Art and Culture Committee and Education committee as well, organized a festival on the occasion of 8 March. The festival was organized by Al Waleed School in the village of Alba Asi in the ...

Report on Oil and Gas review in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region – Q3 of 2018, Deloitte

KRG-Spain - 2019-03-01 00:03
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( - Today, Regional Council for Oil and Gas Affairs has published new verified data on the Kurdistan Region’s oil exports, consumption and revenues, covering the period from 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018, a ...

UN Security Council Rejects U.S., Russia Resolutions On Venezuela

Rferl - 2019-02-28 22:52

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Awards Over $1.5 Million to Artists and Arts Organizations - Artforum International

Artforum - 2019-02-28 22:20

Statement from the KRG Spokesperson Kurdistan Regional Government Spokesperson Safeen Dizayee issued a statement on false press reports published on yesterday’s meeting of the Kurdistan Regional Government Oil and Gas Council.

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2019-02-28 19:35

"The danger will grow unless states take back ISIS members"

ANF - 2019-02-28 15:31
Northern and Eastern Syrian Democratic Autonomous Administration Foreign Relations Council Co-chair Dr. Abdulkerim Omer said states should take back their ISIS member citizens who are currently in custody, and added: “Otherwise, the danger will grow.” ...

” Al-Mansoura”…arranging a party for the Woman International day.

SDF Press - 2019-02-28 06:05
Al_Tabqa_ Woman House in Al-Mansoura Town arranged a party in cooperation with Women Council, for the international day of Woman, on 8 march. The party included showing documentary films about the life of women and their role in society and the achievemen ...

Live: UN Security Council holds open debate on guns in Africa | KGAN

Cbs2iowa - 2019-02-28 06:05

Kurdistan Oil and Gas Council Holds a Meeting Headed by Barzani

Waar Media - 2019-02-27 13:50
WAAR_DUHOK The Council of Oil and Gas Affairs of the Kurdistan Regional Government is expected to hold a meeting on Wednesday to discuss two important issues relating to the financial and economic conditions in the region. According to the information, t ...

Hoping to Break the Ice, KDP and PUK to Meet Next Week

BAS News - 2019-02-27 13:45
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are expected to meet in the coming week. According to Latif Nerwayi, a spokesperson for PUK central council, the two parties will soon resume negotiations over the next g ...

Members of the British Kurdish People's Council in Strasbourg

ANF - 2019-02-26 08:58
The support for the 14 activists on indefinite hunger striker in Strasbourg is growing by the day. ...

Abductees Freed from IS for Ransom: Anbar Provincial Council

BAS News - 2019-02-25 22:30
They "were not rescued by the security forces" ERBIL - The Anbar Provincial Council said on Monday that the civilian abductees were freed from Islamic State (IS) for a ransom, refuting the reports claiming they were liberated by the Iraqi security forces ...

Over 1,000 human rights defenders, journalists killed in 3 years

ANF - 2019-02-25 19:25
President of the Human Rights Council reminded that the Council would hear statements by some 100 high-level dignitaries, testifying to the importance of the Council’s mandate and of human rights within the United Nations system. ...

Resistance grows: Hunger strike in front of the Council of Europe

ANF - 2019-02-25 16:05
To step up the resistance and in solidarity with the indefinite hunger strike in Strasbourg, activists have also begun an indefinite and alternating solidarity hunger strike in front of the Council of Europe and the CPT. ...

Yazidi House: We will get Yazidi children to Shengal Council

ANF - 2019-02-25 15:39
Cizire Region Yazidi House Council Member Mehmud Resho said they have received the 11 Yazidi children rescued from ISIS gangs and that the children will be taken to the Shengal Council. ...

Fighting Extremist Ideology a Requisite Now: Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2019-02-25 12:42
ERBIL — Embarking on the efforts to eradicate extremist ideologies that led to the emergence of the Islamic State (IS) is essential now, said top Kurdish security chief. Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, urged s ...

TASS: World - UN Human Rights Council to review situation in Ukraine, Venezuela, and Syria

TASS - 2019-02-25 09:30

Kurdish-backed council welcomes US decision to keep troops in Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-23 22:10

Europe should do better on Venezuela | European Council on Foreign Relations

ECFR - 2019-02-23 16:31

Human Rights Council's 40th Session: Priorities to protect free expression - IFEX

IFEX - 2019-02-23 16:31

Syrian council welcomes Belgian support of international trials for foreign ISIS fighters

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-22 18:56

Thousands of squatters at risk of eviction in Baghdad

Rûdaw - 2019-02-22 09:40
The Baghdad Provincial Council admits they have been unable to resolve the issue ...

Karim Sinjari supervised the periodic meeting of the Peshmerga High Security Council

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-02-21 19:40
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On February 18, 2019, Karim Sinjari (KRG Minister of Interior and acting Minister of Peshmerga) supervised the periodic meeting of the High Security Council of the Peshmerga Ministry in Erbil. The meeting was attended ...

Masrour Barzani Receives Head of Iraqi Mada Foundation in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-02-21 18:00
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, welcomed on Thursday the Chairman of Iraqi al-Mada Foundation for Media, Culture and Arts, Fakhri Karim, and held discussions on the political affairs in the region. The two ...

MSD Co-chair Ehmed speaks in the UK Parliament

ANF - 2019-02-21 16:15
Syrian Democratic Council Co-chair Ilham Ehmed gave a speech in the UK Parliament. ...

Clash between Turkey’s mercenaries and Bab Military Council

ANF - 2019-02-20 21:23
The fighting is taking place in the east of Bab. ...

Kurdistan Security Chief Warn of Continued Violence in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-02-20 16:33
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, warned on Wednesday about the possibility of extremist groups to re-emerge in Iraq if root causes are not addressed. The top Kurdish security official was discussing security devel ...

Council of Europe Criticizes Greece for Treatment of Mental Health and Immigrants |

Greekreporter - 2019-02-20 15:44

Japan’s Technical Expertise Needed to Develop Kurdistan Economy: Security Chief

BAS News - 2019-02-20 12:33
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, has encouraged Japan to help Kurdistan Region’s economy to further flourish by providing technical expertise. Barzani received a Japanese diplomatic delegation, headed by Am ...

CPT avoids straight answers on Kurdish hunger strikes

ANF - 2019-02-20 12:13
Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture Executive Secretary Regis Brillat avoided giving straight answers on questions about the hunger strikes and said they are engaged in “active dialogue” with Turkish officials. ...

Council of Europe slams Greece over refugee camp conditions | News | DW | 19.02.2019

DW - 2019-02-19 12:43

Kirkuk Provincial Council must not meet outside disputed city: Turkmen parties

Rûdaw - 2019-02-18 21:29
A meeting of the provincial council in Erbil was cancelled on Monday ...

Kirkuk Council meeting postponed due to disagreements between PUK, KDP

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-18 15:47

Kirkuk Provincial Council Meeting Delayed

BAS News - 2019-02-18 09:35
ERBIL — The Provincial Council of Kirkuk has postponed a meeting scheduled for today (18th February) after the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) showed no willingness. The meeting was arranged after months of political disputes between the major Kurdish ...

Raqqa farewells 5 martyrs

SDF Press - 2019-02-18 00:22
Raqqa_ with majestic ceremony, organized by the Martyrs Families Office in Raqqa, hundreds of Raqqa and its countryside people, administrates of the Raqqa Civil Council institutions and military forces participated in the ceremony of 5 martyrs’ funeral, w ...

Copenhagen Long March entered day 2

ANF - 2019-02-17 15:41
The march is promoted by the Copenhagen Democratic Kurdish Community Center and the Sevê Women's Council. ...

Turkey’s mercenaries attacked Bab Military Council positions

ANF - 2019-02-17 10:01
The attack took place in the east of Bab. ...

Masrour Barzani Details His Meetings with World Leaders in Germany

BAS News - 2019-02-16 23:20
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, who is attending the 55th Munich Security Conference, has detailed his Saturday's meetings with the world leaders. Barzani pointed out that they have discussed several signi ...

Masrour Barzani, US Envoy Discuss Politics, Security in Iraq, Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-16 21:16
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, met on Saturday with the Special US Presidential Envoy James Jeffery in Germany, where they discussed various political and security issues. According to a statement by the ...

Masrour Barzani Meets with Germany Defense Minister

BAS News - 2019-02-16 20:08
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, met on Saturday with Germany Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on rhe sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. The Pair discussed the bilateral ties between the side ...
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