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Turkey and NATO: Is there life after brain-death? | European Council on Foreign Relations

ECFR - 2019-12-06 23:58

European Council on Refugees blames Greece for islands migrant crisis | Euronews

Euronews - 2019-12-06 00:26

Iraqi Parliament Passes New Electoral Commission Law

BAS News - 2019-12-05 22:20
ERBIL - The Iraqi Council of Representatives passed on Thursday a bill to form a new electoral commission, as Adil Abdul Mahdi has already resigned from Iraq's premiership in efforts to address the evolving situation in the country. Iraqi media reports c ...

PUK Postpones Congress

BAS News - 2019-12-05 15:13
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has put off a planned party congress, affiliated media outlets reported. PUK leadership council convened on Thursday to discuss the preparations for the congress which was set for 7th December. According to ...

Iraqi Parliament to Discuss Recent Developments on Thursday

BAS News - 2019-12-05 01:27
ERBIL - Iraqi Council of Representatives will hold a session on Thursday to discuss the recent developments among other related topics. BasNews has learned that the parliament will discuss the formation of a new electoral commission and the plans to amen ...

KRG's Council of Ministers Discuss Federal Budget

BAS News - 2019-12-05 01:27
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region's Council of Ministers convened on Wednesday to discuss the talks between Erbil and Baghdad on the 2020 budget bill. Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani chaired the meeting and welcomed the efforts to strengthen t ...

President Barzani Receives Leaders of the Kurdish National Council in Syria

KRG-Spain - 2019-12-05 00:56
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 2 December 2019 The President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani met with the leader of the Kurdish National Council in Syria, Saud Mala, and his accompanying delegation. President Barzani stressed on the importance of unit ...

A New Approach for the UN to Stabilise the DR Congo

International Crisis Group - 2019-12-04 21:07
The Security Council has an opening to rethink its approach to DR Congo with this month’s mandate renewal of the UN peacekeeping mission. The council should prioritise local conflict resolution and bolstering President Tshisekedi’s efforts to improve reg ...

Makhmour Camp Council calls for an end to the embargo

ANF - 2019-12-04 20:28
Makhmour Camp Council called on the KRG to immediately stop all restrictions of movement for the residents of the camp and visitors, and the KRG authorities to stop all kind of repression and criminalization of their residents. ...

President Barzani Receives Leaders of the Kurdish National Council in Syria

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-12-04 02:32
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 2 December 2019 The President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani met with the leader of the Kurdish National Council in Syria, Saud Mala, and his accompanying delegation. President Barzani stressed on the importance of uni ...

Barzani, ENKS Leadership Discuss Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-12-03 21:09
ERBIL — Kurdistan National Council of Syria (ENKS) leadership met with Kurdish prominent leader and president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Tuesday, discussing the current situation and future of Syrian Kurdistan. Both Barzani and Sao ...

MSD condemned Turkish massacre in Til Rifat

ANF - 2019-12-03 00:17
Condemning the massacre of civilians carried out by the Turkish state in Til Rifat, MSD (Syria Democratic Council) said that the Turkish state intends to subject the people of the region to forced migration by intimidating them with massacres and attacks. ...

A very American crisis: Why Trump is still NATO’s biggest problem | European Council on Foreign Relations

ECFR - 2019-12-02 16:57

ENKS Leaders to Meet with Russian Foreign Minister

BAS News - 2019-12-02 16:11
ERBIL — A delegation from the Kurdistan National Council of Syria (ENKS) is set to visit Moscow on Thursday where they will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Kawa Azizi, a leading member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S), ...

Kurdistan President Urges Syrian Kurds on Maintaining Unity

BAS News - 2019-12-02 16:11
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on Monday received a delegation from the Kurdistan National Council of Syria (ENKS) in Erbil to discuss the latest developments in northern Syrian and the wider region. During the meeting, the Kurdish ...

Yazidi survivor still hears brothers before Islamic State kills them in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-12-02 13:37
UNITED NATIONS,— A survivor of the mass slaughter of the Yazidi minority in Iraq five years ago told the U.N. Security Council on November 26 that he still hears his brothers and nephews calling his name before they were killed by Islamic State extremist ...

SYRIZA calls for foreign policy council session | News | ekathimerini.com

Ekathimerini - 2019-12-02 13:19

Armed attack against a tribal leader and his son in Shaddadi

ANF - 2019-12-02 13:19
In Shaddadi in northern Syria, unknown persons have shot the former chairman of the local council of tribes. The man survived seriously injured while his son was killed in the attack. ...

Autonomous Administration held diplomatic meetings in Denmark

ANF - 2019-12-02 12:10
Syrian Democratic Council co-chairs Ilham Ahmed and Riyad Dirar met with deputies and representatives of civil society organizations in the Danish Parliament. ...

DTK Güzel: The Kurdish people is ready for national unity

ANF - 2019-12-02 10:24
DTK Co-Presidency Council member, Mekiye Güzel, said that the people of Kurdistan are ready for unity and that wherever there is an attack against the Kurdish people, people in the 4 parts of Kurdistan respond to this. ...

UNSC to Convene on Recent Developments in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-12-01 18:13
ERBIL - The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is expected to convene on Tuesday, December 3, to discuss the recent developments in Iraq as the country has been rocked by anti-government protests. The session, said to be briefed by the Special Repres ...

Iraqi Commander Issued Arrest Warrant after Dozens of Protesters Killed in Dhi Qar

BAS News - 2019-12-01 11:38
ERBIL — Army commander Lieutenant-General Jamil al-Shammari has been issued an arrest warrant by Iraqi Judicial Council after the one of the deadliest days in Iraq’s recent protests south of the country. Shammari was previously appointed to bring order t ...

Iraqi PM Officially Hands in Resignation to Parliament: Source

BAS News - 2019-11-30 19:35
ERBIL - A source from the Iraqi Council of Representatives revealed on Saturday that Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi had officially handed in his resignation to the parliament. Anadolu Agency cited the source who spoke on condition of anonymity as saying ...

Bab Military Council fighter martyred in Ain Issa

ANF - 2019-11-28 21:04
Bab Military Council fighter Hesen El-Deas (Hesen Heleb) fell a martyr in Ain Issa on November 23. ...

Turkey Security Council weighs in on Armenian Genocide recognition - PanARMENIAN.Net

Panarmenian - 2019-11-28 07:57

KRG Council of Ministers Discuss "Progress" in Erbil-Baghdad Ties

BAS News - 2019-11-28 00:06
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Council of Ministers convened on Wednesday to discuss the recent "progress" made in the relations between Erbil and Baghdad. PM Masrour Barzani, as chairing the meeting, stressed on "the importance of sup ...

Open letter: Call for a managed return of ISIS foreign fighters | European Council on Foreign Relations

ECFR - 2019-11-27 15:52

U.N. investigators eye 160 Islamic State militants over Yazidi massacres

E-Kurd - 2019-11-27 14:00
UNITED NATIONS,— United Nations investigators have so far identified 160 Islamic State militants accused of massacres of Yazidis in northern Iraq in 2014 and are building legal cases against them, the head of the team told the U.N. Security Council on Tu ...

U.N. investigators eye 160 Islamic State militants over Yazidi massacres

Reuters - 2019-11-26 23:11
United Nations investigators have so far identified 160 Islamic State militants accused of massacres of Yazidis in northern Iraq in 2014 and are building legal cases against them, the head of the team told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday. ...

Can A Soccer Tournament Help End The Gulf Cooperation Council Crisis? – LobeLog

Lobelog - 2019-11-25 21:27

Henri J. Barkey, JFK advisory Council Member, for ASIATIMES: In presidential face-off, Erdogan conquers Trump

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-25 20:30
Coming after Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria, many among both Turks and Americans wondered why President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had bothered to make the trip to Washington at a time when the mood was so decidedly anti-Turkish. What could he achieve? The ...

Council of Europe says Turkey violates freedom of expression - Politics - ANSAMed.it

Ansamed - 2019-11-25 13:52

Iraqi Kurdistan’s High Council of Women Affairs rejects allegations of corruption

E-Kurd - 2019-11-24 23:05
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) High Council of Women Affairs said in a statement on Sunday that they rejected allegations of corruption made against them by two lawmakers in Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament. ...

Senior Iraqi Army Commander Elected Nineveh Governor

BAS News - 2019-11-24 13:59
ERBIL — A senior commander of Iraq’s army on Sunday was elected as the new governor of Nineveh province, north of the country. Nineveh Provincial Council convened today and approved Najim al-Jabouri. The election came after the council voted unanimously ...

Metro Center demands implementation of journalism law in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-11-24 13:43
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,—The Metro Center for Journalists’ Rights and Advocacy said on Saturday that they want the Journalism Law of 2007 to be implemented in Iraqi Kurdistan and warned against rushing to support a proposed Media High Council ...

ISIS cell neutralized in Manbij

ANF - 2019-11-24 12:07
The ManbiJ Military Council Press Office said in a statement that Anti-Terrorist Units carried out an operation in Manbij, resulting in the destruction of a ISIS cell structure. ...

Getafe council condemned Turkish attacks against NE Syria

ANF - 2019-11-24 07:53
Podemos in Getafe, Madrid, has presented a proposal written by Rojava Azadî Madrid to the city council to support the social revolution in Kurdistan, condemn the Turkish invasion of NE Syria and the crimes committed by mercenaries linked to Turkey. ...

Gothenburg City Council members donate for YPG/YPJ

ANF - 2019-11-23 14:14
The members of the city council of the Left Party in Gothenburg have donated their allowances to the YPG/YPJ. ...

Commander Çiçek Botan and Dılgeş Botan commemorated by HPG

ANF - 2019-11-23 11:29
HPG announced identities of the two martyrs in Dersim: PKK Central Committee and HPG and YJA Star Command Council Member Çiçek Botan and Dılgeş Botan. ...

KRG Delegation in Baghdad for Budget Talks

BAS News - 2019-11-23 10:58
ERBIL — A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) arrived in Baghdad on Saturday morning to discuss the budget disputes with the federal government. Head of KRG Council of Ministers’ Divan, minister of finance and economy, and minister of ...

Syriac Military Council fighter laid to rest in Hesekê

ANF - 2019-11-23 08:34
A ceremony was organised in Hesekê by the Syriac Military Council to bid the last farewell to martyr Said Abdullahad (Athro Hesekê). ...

Security Council: Syria, 22 November 2019 - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-11-23 06:06

Security Council: Syria - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-11-23 01:12

A meeting with the Syrian Democratic Council Executive President Ilham Ahmed hosted by JFK

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-23 01:10
More than a month after Turkey promised the international community to cease its operation against the Kurds, the Syrian Democratic Council Executive President Ilham Ahmed stated that Turkey is not abiding by the ceasefire and the Turkish military operati ...

Women's Council condemns brutal attack on female politician

ANF - 2019-11-22 20:57
The Syrian Women's Council condemned the savage attack on politician Lina Abdulvahab as an "inhuman and treacherous attack" and called on international women's organisations to take action. ...

KRG Preparing Bill to Protect Children’s Rights

BAS News - 2019-11-21 14:55
ERBIL — The Labors and Social Affairs Ministry of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is working on a project to protect the rights of children, said a ministry spokesperson. The project will be sent to the Council of Ministers to design a bill and forwa ...

Women’s Council of NE Syria presents report on Turkish war crimes

ANF - 2019-11-21 14:40
The United Nations should establish a commission of inquiry and investigate the violations of the Turkish army and its members in Northern and Eastern Syria, said the Women’s Council of Northern and Eastern Syria. ...

Iraq: 2,400 Protesters Released So Far

BAS News - 2019-11-20 22:29
ERBIL - Iraq has so far released 2,400 protesters who had been detained since the beginning of the demonstrations in early October. The Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq said in a statement that it had released 2,400 protesters until Wednesday as there we ...

Confusion as Nineveh council votes on purported resignation of governor

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-20 07:51

KRG discusses MOPE’s reform process and appoints a high committee for the matter

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-11-20 06:10
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On November 13, 2019, KRG Council of Ministers, supervised by Masrour Barzani (KRG Prime Minister) and attended by Qubad Talabani (KRG Deputy Prime Minister) conducted a meeting. At the start of the meeting, Shorsh Ism ...

Nineveh Governor Denies Reports of Resignation

BAS News - 2019-11-19 19:49
ERBIL - Nineveh Governor Mansour Marid has rejected reports claiming that he had handed in his resignation letter. Earlier the day, Iraqi reports claimed that the Nineveh Provincial Council had approved Marid's resignation letter, while a member of the c ...

Nineveh Council Approves Governor’s Resignation: Member

BAS News - 2019-11-19 12:51
ERBIL — The Provincial Governor of Nineveh in Iraq on Tuesday approved Governor Mansour Marid’s resignation. Ghzwan Dawoodi, a member of the council confirmed the report to BasNews and said that the first governor deputy was appointed as the acting gover ...

Russian Military Police: we are in NE Syria to protect the people

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-19 07:50
A general of the Russian Military Police working in Syria told reporters today that their presence in Northeast Syria is to “protect the local population”. The commander hold a joint press conference with the Military Council of Kobani which is under immi ...

After the Syria withdrawal, it’s time the US rethinks the use of proxy forces - Atlantic Council

Atlanticcouncil - 2019-11-19 02:22

Iraqi Parliament to Discuss Election Law on Tuesday

BAS News - 2019-11-18 17:50
ERBIL - Iraqi Council of Representatives will convene on Tuesday to discuss the election law in efforts to resolve the current evolving situation in the country. According to the information BasNews has learned, the Parliamentary session will be slated f ...

Life Forest for women in Sur

ANF - 2019-11-18 08:18
In order to draw attention to the daily femicide in Turkey and worldwide, the women's council of the municipality of Sur has built a life forest for women. 390 trees have already been planted in the forest. ...

Sit-in outside the Suruç Muncipality under police siege

ANF - 2019-11-15 15:05
After the arrest of Suruç co-mayor Hatice Çevik, the town hall was surrounded by police. HDP deputy Ayşe Sürücü and city council members have started a sit-in in front of the police barrier. ...

Syriac Commander: We won’t allow a repetition of 2015 massacres

ANF - 2019-11-15 12:44
Syriac Military Council Commander Aram Henna declares that they will not allow a repetition of the 2015 ISIS massacres by the Turkish state and its gangs. ...

Five fighters of the Syriac Military Council fell in battle

ANF - 2019-11-15 10:30
“We in the Syriac Military Council pledged our people to continue to defend our land our homeland, and to complete the path of the struggle for freedom and democracy”. ...

Peter W. Galbraith, JFK Advisory council member, in The Commons, slams foreign-policy ‘betrayal’

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-15 06:19
Former ambassador discusses the short- and long-term consequences of a recent abrupt U.S. policy change in Syria BRATTLEBORO—Former Ambassador Peter Galbraith has had a longstanding and close relationship with the Kurdish people in Syria and Iraq. So when ...

Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock: Briefing to the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria, 14 November 2019 - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-11-14 23:39

Occupation forces attack civilian settlements in Til Temir

ANF - 2019-11-14 12:18
Fighters of the Syriac Military Council respond to the attacks. ...

Hopes for the future dashed: Balkans security after the French veto | European Council on Foreign Relations

ECFR - 2019-11-14 11:31

KRG's Council of Ministers Discuss Reform Plan at Peshmerga Ministry

BAS News - 2019-11-13 23:33
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Council of Ministers, chaired by PM Masrour Barzani, convened on Wednesday to discuss the reform plan at the Ministry of Peshmerga. "During the meeting, Minister of Peshmerga Shoresh Ismael presented a de ...

Senior Syrian Kurdish official urges West to sever ties with 'radical' Turkey Ilham Ahmed says Syrian Democratic Council had no choice but to turn to Assad government November 13, 2019

The National AE - 2019-11-13 22:27

Assyrian-Syriac fighters: We will defend our people and land

ANF - 2019-11-13 15:19
Fighters of the Syriac Military Council and Khabour Guards declare that they will defend the Til Temir region and its people against the Turkish invasion. ...

Assyrian-Syriac villages under heavy attack

ANF - 2019-11-13 14:16
Syriac Military Council respond to the attacks. ...

Syrian Women’s Council denounces a genocide in Syria

ANF - 2019-11-13 10:32
The Council condemned the Qamishlo attack and the murder of Armenian priest, offering condolences to the families of the martyrs and the people of the region. ...

Syriac Military Council's call on international community

ANF - 2019-11-12 21:36
The Syriac Military Council issued a call on the international community to put pressure on Turkey and force it to abide the agreements. ...

Manbij Military Council member fell martyr

ANF - 2019-11-12 21:23
The Manbij Military Council announced that fighter Xalid Îbrahîm El-Xalid fell martyr as a result of an accident while on duty. ...

Iraq Provincial Election Postponed

BAS News - 2019-11-12 18:37
ERBIL - Iraqi Council of Ministers decided on Tuesday to postpone the provincial elections, as the evolving situation in the country is yet to be addressed. The elections had been scheduled for the 1st of April, 2020, with the Kurdistan Region expressing ...

HDP Youth Council members tortured in custody

ANF - 2019-11-12 13:55
There are reports of torture and threats against 36 HDP activists arrested in Istanbul. ...

Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb, JFK Advisory Council member, on why America’s decision to abandon the Kurds is shameful

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-11 20:30
US has left many allies bewildered and stranded – they deserve better Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb is the former Director of UK Special Forces and the ex-Deputy Commander of US-led forces in Iraq. Here, he explains why he believes America’s decision ...

ENKS, Mazloum Abdi Meet to Discuss Unity in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-11-11 11:12
ERBIL — Delegations from the Kurdistan National Council of Syria (ENKS) and the Democratic Society Movement (TEV-DEM) met in the recent days to discuss the solutions to their disputes and create unity among Syrian Kurdish political forces, an official re ...

Turkish police detain dozens of pro-Kurdish HDP youth council members | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-09 21:35

29 members of HDP Youth Council arrested in Turkey

ANF - 2019-11-09 15:15
The Turkish regime’s political genocide operations against the HDP has escalated since the launch of Turkey’s genocidal military campaign seeking to invade North and East Syria. ...

Students protested freedom limitation in the universities

ANF - 2019-11-07 08:24
University students protested the anniversary of the founding of the Council of Higher Education, sending a message of freedom against fascism. ...

After The Wall | Council on Foreign Relations

CFR - 2019-11-06 21:38

Three Troubling Trends at the UN Security Council

International Crisis Group - 2019-11-06 16:27
China and the West are increasingly at loggerheads in Turtle Bay. So are European capitals and Washington. The handling of African crises is contentious as well. Amid these frictions, it is the job of UN diplomats to keep channels for quiet communication ...

Îranê hevkarî bi dezgeha Brîtanî ya “British Council” re qedexe kir!

BAS News - 2019-11-06 11:07
Wezareta Îttilaatê: Sîxurtî dikir! BasNews – Rêjîma îslamî ya Îranê hevkarî bi Encumena Kulturî ya Brîtanî (British Council) re qedexe kir û ragihand, yên ku bi wê dezgehê re kar bikin dê bên cezakirin. Wezareta îstixbarata Îranê (îttilaat) di daxuyaniye ...

The Council of Jinwar: We are here, in our homeland

ANF - 2019-11-05 20:29
"Every place where ecological democratic life is growing is our land. Every system where there is a plurality of nations, languages, cultures and beliefs is our system. All people who are fighting for these rights are with us." ...

People's Council of Serêkaniyê: We will take back our city

ANF - 2019-11-05 13:59
The co-chairs of the People's Council of Serêkaniyê announce resistance against the occupation of the city. ...

Sanctions are effective—if used correctly - Atlantic Council

Atlanticcouncil - 2019-11-04 22:02

Syriac Military Council calls for action to stop ongoing attacks

ANF - 2019-11-03 16:40
MFS called on the international community to protect the ethnic and religious groups of North and East Syria and guarantee their existence and rights. ...

Syrian Democratic Council : We are ready to start negotiating with Damascus

Rûdaw - 2019-11-03 06:28

Syriac Military Council takes over the security of Khabour area

ANF - 2019-11-02 14:42
Syriac Military Council forces will be deployed in all frontlines in the Khabour area. ...

MSD calls on international community to stand up against invasion

ANF - 2019-11-01 15:52
The Syrian Democratic Council appealed to the international community to stand up against the Turkish aggression, end up its cancerous project of genocide and ethnic cleansing against the inhabitants of the region. ...

Council of Europe: Camps in Greece ready to "explode"

ANF - 2019-11-01 11:01
The Council of Europe slammed Greece for the conditions in which migrants are living in the camps of Lesbos and Samos. ...

The Human Rights Council will not shield Venezuela's Maduro from condemnation | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-11-01 06:49

Armenia Public Council head: Genocide recognition is not only memory, but increases our security level

NEWS - 2019-10-31 20:57

Justice for Kurds Advisory Council Announced in the New York Times

Justice for Kurds - 2019-10-30 23:50
History has taught the Kurdish people, the world’s largest stateless nation, to believe that they have “no friends but the mountains.” Today we say to our Kurdish friends: We Stand with the Kurds. JFK also announces that the following individuals, and tho ...

Supreme Spiritual Council welcomes the US House Resolution on Armenian Genocide – Public Radio of Armenia

Armradio - 2019-10-30 18:51

U.S.-Turkey Relations: The Shifting Nature of Two NATO Allies | Council on Foreign Relations

CFR - 2019-10-30 15:21

Diyala: Curfew Imposed After Mortar Shells near Provincial Council Building

BAS News - 2019-10-30 10:30
ERBIL - Governor of Iraqi province of Diyala imposed on Wednesday a complete curfew after a couple of mortar shells fell near the building of the provincial council. Confirming to BasNews, Nihad Mohammed, a spokesperson for Diyala Police, pointed out tha ...

Council of Europe and European Union further their support for freedom of expression and media in Albania - Newsroom

COE - 2019-10-30 07:32

A Hundred Years On, Armenian Genocide Reverberates | Council on Foreign Relations

CFR - 2019-10-30 03:51

Islamic State Leader’s Death Does Little to Ease Syria Concerns | Council on Foreign Relations

CFR - 2019-10-29 01:01

Parents hit back after council bosses order them to 'be pushy' | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-10-28 21:32

Iraqi Parliament Urges Formation of Committee to Amend Constitution

BAS News - 2019-10-28 16:25
It also terminated activities at provincial and municipal councils. ERBIL - The Iraqi Council of Representatives urged on Monday the formation of a committee to amend the Constitution within a period of four months. The Parliament made the call during a ...

How can the United States pick up the pieces of its Syria policy? - Atlantic Council

Atlanticcouncil - 2019-10-28 12:35

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