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Netherlands wants tribunal to try some Islamic State members

Rûdaw - 2019-05-24 13:50
“I invite Security Council members and others to join us on this road towards justic ...

Masrour Barzani Welcomes US Support for Kurdistan Reform Agenda

BAS News - 2019-05-22 16:00
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani welcomed US’ commitment to support Kurdistan Region’s reform package which is already underway. The issue was discussed during a meeting between Barzani and US Consul General Steven ...

Women in Giessen helf action in solidarity with hunger strikers

ANF - 2019-05-22 09:40
The Berchem Women's Council in Giessen promoted an action in solidarity with the hunger strikers. ...

Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2470 (2019) - Iraq | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-05-22 06:19

Briefing to the Security Council by Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, New York, 21 May 2019 [EN/AR] - Iraq | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-05-22 00:04

Yezidi spiritual council revokes statement, will not accept children of ISIS rape victims

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-21 20:56

Kirkuk Provincial Council hold its meeting to elect a new governor

Kurdiu - 2019-05-21 17:19

Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visits Turkey - 2019 News

COE - 2019-05-21 12:12

CPT visited Imrali and many others prisons

ANF - 2019-05-21 08:45
A delegation of the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) carried out an ad hoc visit to Turkey from 6 to 17 May 2019. ...

A visit to the civil council of Al Siwar town

SDF Press - 2019-05-21 02:08
Deir Zour – the civil council of Al Siwar town of Deir Zour, which was opened in early 2018, continues to provide its services to the people of the town, without neglecting the restoration of roads, repairing sanitation networks, providing drinking water ...

“Fires accidents “at the discussion table of the council of Hasaka province

SDF Press - 2019-05-20 01:47
The council of Hasakah Province held a wide meeting with the fire brigade, representatives of the municipalities, the Directorate of Agriculture and the community Protection Committee on Sunday 19 May 2019 in order to discuss the fires accidents that affe ...

UN Security Council to Discuss Iraq on Tuesday

BAS News - 2019-05-19 15:39
ERBIL — United Nations Security Council is set to hold a session to Tuesday this week to discuss the latest developments in Iraq, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI). The session is scheduled for 21 May 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Ne ...

Commemoration ceremonies and the lighting of candles on the day of martyrs

SDF Press - 2019-05-19 02:55
Tabqa-The Council of Martyrs’ Families organized today on May 18, Martyrs’ Day, commemorate ceremonies and light candles on the martyrs’ shrines, promising to continue their struggle and follow their footstep until achieving their goals in building free s ...

Iraq to Investigate Alleged Corruption within Nineveh Provincial Council

BAS News - 2019-05-19 01:40
ERBIL - The Iraqi Parliament has formed a special committee for investigations into alleged corruption within the Nineveh Provincial Council, an official confirmed. Talking to BasNews, head of Nineveh Provincial Council, Saido Chato, explained that a few ...

Armenian FM's speech at 129th Session of Committee of Ministers of Council of Europe

NEWS - 2019-05-18 15:01

“Turkey takes advantage of the crisis in occupied lands”

ANF - 2019-05-18 14:50
Bab Military Council Commander General Cemal Ebu Cuma said Turkey has caused chaos in occupied Bab since the beginning and taken advantage of it. Commander Ebu Cuma said the crisis in Idlib was also created by Turkey. ...

Idlib jihadis issue call to arms as UN Security Council meets on Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-05-18 11:24
HTS chief called on Turkey-backed rebels to launch attacks in Aleppo ...

Crisis Group Yemen Update #11

International Crisis Group - 2019-05-17 01:19
This is International Crisis Group’s eleventh regular update on the war in Yemen. This week, we focus on the first step towards force redeployments in Hodeida and the response of the UN Security Council. ...

UN Security Council to meet Friday on Idlib amid rising civilian deaths

Gulan Media - 2019-05-17 00:06

UN Security Council to meet Friday on Idlib amid rising civilian deaths

Rûdaw - 2019-05-16 23:10
More than 120 civilians have been killed since late April:UN ...

Austria bans headscarves in primary schools

Waar Media - 2019-05-16 13:30
WAAR_DUHOK The Austrian House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill submitted by the right-wing coalition, banning headscarves in primary schools. The session of the General Assembly of the Council witnessed heated debates on the bill, which was ...

Sinn Féin John Finucane set to be new Belfast Mayor

ANF - 2019-05-16 11:43
Sinn Féin group leader on Belfast City Council, Councillor Ciaran Beattie, has said the party will nominate Councillor John Finucane to be the next Ard Mhéara of Belfast. ...

HDP Suruç Council member Karak detained

ANF - 2019-05-16 09:28
Suruç Municipality Council member Abdurrezak Karak was detained as a result of a raid carried out by police on his house. ...

Council of Europe at 70 — achievements and concerns ǀ View | Euronews

Euronews - 2019-05-16 06:10

Council of Europe at 70 — achievements and concerns | Human Rights Watch

HRW - 2019-05-16 06:10

Member of the Kurdistan branch of the National Unity Party Rearrested

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-16 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), Pouria Ahmadi, the head of the Kurdistan branch of the National Unity Party and a member of the Central Council of Sanandaj, was arrested when presenting himself at the Sanandaj Intelligence Office following a summon ...

Al-Shamal Company starts its work with Al Jazra junction asphalt

SDF Press - 2019-05-16 01:21
Raqqa –The Civil Council of Raqqa announced that the North Company for Reconstruction and Development has started its work in the rehabilitation of roads in the city within the framework of a signed agreement with the Civil Council for the implementation ...

Opening a central laboratory for analyzing water in Raqq city

SDF Press - 2019-05-16 01:21
Raqqa- the Civil Council of Raqqa opened a central laboratory for analyzing and treating water according to modern methods. It is the first laboratory which analyzes and purifies water in north Syria. The center focuses on collecting samples and analyzing ...

Kurds rally in front of CoE: Don't be a party to this crime

ANF - 2019-05-15 17:04
On the 150th day of the Kurdish hunger strike in Strasbourg, a rally against the silence of the European institutions took place in front of the Council of Europe. ...

Kurdistan Security Chief Expresses Concern about Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-15 16:17
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, has expressed concern over the recent developments in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk. Discussing the issue in a meeting with British Ambassador to Iraq Jon Wilks, Barzani ...

Family of Mam Zeki Shengali visited hunger strikers in Strasbourg

ANF - 2019-05-15 08:41
The family members of the KCK Executive Council, Zeki Şengali, visited activists on hunger strike in Strasbourg. ...

Large number of armed Arabs moving to Kurdish village in Kirkuk: official

E-Kurd - 2019-05-14 23:19
KIRKUK,— More than fifteen Arab families attempting to move to a village in Kirkuk province have encountered resistance from Kurdish residents, a member of the Sargaran sub-district council said on Tuesday. Locals from a predominately-Kurdish town outsid ...

Let us unite our efforts in pursuing the remnants of terrorism

SDF Press - 2019-05-14 19:28
The Syrian Foreign Affairs Ministry sent two simultaneous letters to the UN Security Council and the United Nations, there were a lot of lies and fabrications against our forces in the two letters. It worth mentioning that our forces liberated Deira Zour ...

Raqqa National Hospital opens its doors again

SDF Press - 2019-05-14 03:06
Raqqa – The Civil Council of Raqqa opened on Monday the National Hospital in Raqqa, the co-chair of the Civil Council of Raqqa and a number of members of local councils attended the opening ceremony. The hospital had been out of service for several years ...

Kurdish Environmental Activist Released on Heavy Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-14 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Sirwan Ghorbani, an environmental activist and a member of the Central Council of National Unity Party in Kurdistan, was released on a bail of seven hundred million Tomans until his trial on May 12. This activist was ...

The battle of Istanbul will shape Turkey’s future | European Council on Foreign Relations

ECFR - 2019-05-14 01:02

Mansour al-Mareed elected as new governor of Iraq’s Nineveh province

E-Kurd - 2019-05-13 21:31
MOSUL,— The Provincial Council of Nineveh on Monday elected Mansour al-Mareed as the new governor of the province, after the former head was sacked over the deadly ferry sinking in the provincial capital Mosul, the official television reported. Up to 28 ...

Nineveh council elects Mansour Marid as new governor

Gulan Media - 2019-05-13 19:54

Masrour Barzani Welcomes UN Engagement for Settlement to Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-05-13 16:17
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, received Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary- General for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert on Monday in Erbil where they discussed the political developments in t ...

Iraq's Nineveh Provincial Council elects Mansour al-Mareed as new Governor

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-13 14:39

Iraq’s Nineveh Finally Elects New Governor

BAS News - 2019-05-13 14:30
ERBIL — Following weeks of political competition, a new governor was finally elected for Nineveh province on Monday. Sources with knowledge on the issue confirmed to BasNews that the Provincial Council of Nineveh convened today and elected Mansour Mur’ee ...

Nineveh council elects Mansour Marid as new governor

Rûdaw - 2019-05-13 14:21

New Governor for Nineveh to be Elected on Monday

BAS News - 2019-05-13 00:42
ERBIL - The Nineveh Provincial Council is expected to elect a new governor and the deputies on Monday while the Council of Representatives is reportedly attempting to postpone the election. According to a statement signed by the head of Nineveh Provincia ...

Al Kasra Hospital .. Free services despite the lack of potential

SDF Press - 2019-05-11 22:08
Deir Zour- After the Syrian democratic forces had liberated Deir Zour and its countryside from ISIS terrorists, the civil council of Dier Zour quickly prepared and equipped the health sector within the region and provide the necessary emergency services ...

Peace Delegation to Imrali met Council of Europe representatives

ANF - 2019-05-11 22:08
International Peace Delegation to Imrali met with representatives of Council of Europe in Strasbourg. ...

Iraqi human rights commission files lawsuit against Kirkuk council for inaction

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-11 16:51

Council awaits court decision to elect new governor faced with s

Rûdaw - 2019-05-10 00:11

Iraqi Council of Representatives investigates the exports of oil in the Kurdistan region

Kurdiu - 2019-05-09 23:05

New Syria violence breaches international law: EU

Rûdaw - 2019-05-09 17:53
The UN Security Council is due to meet Friday ...

Masrour Barzani Discusses Regional Developments with US Delegation

BAS News - 2019-05-09 15:46
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani received a diplomatic and military delegation from the US on Thursday to review the latest developments in the region. The US delegation was led by Acting Assistant Secretary David S ...

HDP continues diplomatic talks in Berlin

ANF - 2019-05-08 18:41
The HDP is holding talks with politicians in Berlin. Faruk Doru, European representative of the HDP, demands that Germany put pressure on Turkey on the basis of the Council of Europe's decision to lift Ocalan's isolation. ...

Opposition urges respect for Istanbul revote decision

Waar Media - 2019-05-08 15:36
WAAR_DUHOK A Turkish opposition leader on Wednesday called for respecting the Supreme Election Council’s (YSK) decision of a do-over election in Istanbul. Devlet Bahceli, head of Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), was speaking at his party’s parliamentary ...

Kirkuk Governorate Council fails again to hol…

Kurdiu - 2019-05-07 19:44

SDC Comments on Abdullah Ocalan’s Message

BAS News - 2019-05-07 12:45
ERBIL — Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) has said the last message from Abdullah Ocalan was well received, but its implementation requires mutual understanding from Turkey and Syrian regime as well. Jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Part ...

Iraqi Parliament Seeks Clarifications on Baghdad's Attempt to Buy S-400

BAS News - 2019-05-06 22:54
ERBIL - The Iraqi Council of Representatives has contacted the government for clarifications on Baghdad's alleged attempts to purchase Russia's S-400 missile defense system, a lawmaker revealed on Monday. Talking to Sputnik, MP Fatih Younis, a member of ...

Turkey council confirms ban on pro-Kurdish elected officials » Manila Bulletin News

MB - 2019-05-06 20:31

Turkey to Re-run Istanbul Municipal Elections: Report

BAS News - 2019-05-06 20:21
ERBIL - Turkey's Supreme Election Council has announced a re-run of Istanbul municipal elections, scheduling the vote for June 23rd, state media reported on Monday evening. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party, Justice and Development Party(AKP), had a ...

27 Yazidis rescued from ISIS handed over to the Shengal Council

ANF - 2019-05-06 11:37
27 Yazidis rescued from ISIS gangs by SDF fighters were handed over to the Shengal Democratic Autonomous Council. ...

Sudan's military council says it will present vision for country's transition on Monday

Yahoo - 2019-05-05 19:17

Prisoners on hunger strike placed in solitary confinement

ANF - 2019-05-04 15:00
IHD Istanbul Chapter Executive Council Member and OHD Istanbul Chapter Prisons Commission Member Lawyer Firat Vural said prisoners on hunger strikes are being issued solitary confinement penalties without any investigations. ...

Committee of Self-Defense in Tabqa .. Organization of the affairs of the fighters and the establishment of a defensive army

SDF Press - 2019-05-04 00:07
Tabqa- The Committee for Self-Defense in Tabqa one of the committees of the Executive Council, which was established on 1/11/2017 and began to work to facilitate the participation of the residents of Tabqa to protect and defend the city. The center of sel ...

Turkey’s claims of PKK demise exaggerated

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-05-04 00:07
Late last month, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported that a Turkish airstrike had seriously wounded veteran Kurdish fighter Rıza Altun. Altun is a member of the executive council of the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), an umbrella organisation that ...

Sudan protesters reject army's position on civilian rule

BBC - 2019-05-04 00:02
Protesters criticise Sudan's ruling military council for ruling out a civilian-majority government. ...

Arab tribes discuss Syria's future

ANF - 2019-05-03 13:56
The conference of Arab tribes convened by the Syrian Democratic Council has begun in Ain Issa. ...

Counting began in the North of Ireland after quiet local election

ANF - 2019-05-03 12:49
A total of 819 candidates are running for 462 council seats across eleven different council areas, a decrease from the 893 candidates who sought election in 2014. ...

Military Training at Martyr Akad Academy

SDF Press - 2019-05-03 01:11
Hasakah – The academy of martyr Akad of the Syriac Military Council opened a training course named martyr “Poppel”, for a period of 30 days. The fighters receive intensive training on light and medium weapons and combat strategies, as well as political le ...

Framing Turkey’s Financial Vulnerabilites: Some Rhymes with the Asian Crisis, but Not a Repeat | Council on Foreign Relations

CFR - 2019-05-02 13:58

North of Ireland citizens to vote in local elections today

ANF - 2019-05-02 09:30
This week’s council elections are an opportunity to demand rights and equality for all, ensure delivery within local government and advance the demand for Irish unity, Sinn Féin Deputy leader Michelle O’Neill has said. ...

Iraq to Discuss Suspension of Nineveh Provincial Council

BAS News - 2019-05-02 00:52
ERBIL - The Iraqi Parliament is expected to bring up the suspension of the Nineveh Provincial Council (NPC) on Thursday as nearly 200 MPs have filed a petition on the issue, second Deputy Parliament Speaker Bashir Haddad said on Wednesday. Haddad told Ku ...

190 Iraqi MPs petition to suspend Mosul administration council: Deputy Speaker

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-01 22:06

Council of martyrs’ families .. Supervising and organizing families of martyrs of Tabqa

SDF Press - 2019-05-01 20:10
Tabqa-The committee of families of martyrs in Tabqa, one of the committees of the Executive Council, which was established in November 2017, within the democratic civil administration, after the liberation of the city from the terrorists of ISIS “Daash.” ...

The First Conference of the Union of Nurses and Medical Professions in Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-05-01 07:05
Raqqa – Under the slogan “Health and Safety Are Our Goal” The first conference of the Union of Nurses and Medical Professions was held today in Raqqa, which aims to make some changes in the rules of procedure and to form a founding council for the nurses` ...

Sudan’s military council: We are ready to negotiate but no chaos after today

Gulan Media - 2019-04-30 21:20

Kirkuk Provincial Council session postponed

Kurdiu - 2019-04-30 18:26

Civil Society Speakers Paint Grim Picture of Deepening Crisis in Occupied Palestinian Territory, as Security Council Takes Up Middle East Situation - occupied Palestinian territory | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-04-30 08:38

Opening the Center of Culture and Arts in Raqqa City

SDF Press - 2019-04-29 23:25
Raqqa –The Culture and Art Committee of the civil council of Raqqa, opened the Culture and Arts Center in the city, after four years of is closure. The opening ceremony began with a minute of silence in the memory of the martyrs` lives. The ministry of cu ...

The Academy Syrian Women ends its Second training course

SDF Press - 2019-04-29 23:25
Tabqa- The Academy of the Syrian Women’s Council has ended its second training course this year. It is the eleventh training course since the opening of the academy. The training course was named after the martyr “Slava Afrin”, and lasted / 20 / days, th ...

Sudan army rulers, protest leaders differ on joint council make-up

Gulan Media - 2019-04-29 23:24

KRG Council of Ministers congratulates Christians on Easter

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2019-04-29 23:07

Cavusoglu Meets the Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani

Waar Media - 2019-04-29 20:40
WAAR_DUHOK Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met on Monday with the Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani. According to the Anadolu correspondent, Cavusoglu visited the Turkmen Front on Monday morning and toured the ...

Council of Despair? The Fragmentation of UN Diplomacy

International Crisis Group - 2019-04-29 20:03

Yazidi mothers should decide fate of Islamic State children: Nadia Murad

E-Kurd - 2019-04-29 19:57
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Yazidi survivor and Nobel laureate Nadia Murad issued a video statement on Sunday addressing the Yazidi Spiritual Council decision not to accept children born from rape by Islamic State (ISIS) militants. The Spirit ...

Turkish-backed mercenaries attacked Bab Military Council fighters

ANF - 2019-04-29 11:03
The Turkish-backed militias in northern Syria have attacked the village of Qertwêran, where fighters of the Military Council of al-Bab are stationed. ...

Masrour Barzani Receives Turkish FM in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-04-29 10:32
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani received Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Monday in Erbil. Cavusoglu arrived in Erbil overnight Sunday after visiting Baghdad and meeting with top Iraqi officials, where ...

Girls sparkle “… female basketball championship

SDF Press - 2019-04-29 00:38
Raqqa – The Youth and Sports Committee of the Civil Council of Raqqa organized a basketball championship for “girls” in Raqqa city named ” Girls sparkle “. Girls from different schools in Raqqa participated in the championship and it is considered the fir ...

President Erdogan due to visit Iraq towards end of year

Waar Media - 2019-04-28 23:44
WAAR_DUHOK President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to visit Iraq towards end of this year, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Sunday. “President Erdogan will visit Iraq to hold 4th High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council meeting towards end of this ye ...

Masrour Barzani Emphasises Latest Erbil-Baghdad Talk

BAS News - 2019-04-28 23:33
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, has welcomed the latest discussions between Erbil and Baghdad, considering it a "positive" step towards resolving the remaining disputes between the sides. A high-level delegation ...

Yazidi spiritual council would welcome children of ISIS rape victims, revokes earlier statement

E-Kurd - 2019-04-28 21:31
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Yazidi (Ezidi) Supreme Spiritual Council has retracted an earlier statement where it said it would welcome back children born to Yazidi women due to rape by Islamic State members. According to the Yazidi faith’ ...

Yezidi Religious Leaders Clarify on Fate of Children of IS Rape

BAS News - 2019-04-28 15:44
ERBIL — The Yezidi Supreme Spiritual Council clarified on a previous statement about the possibility of accepting into the community the children born to Yezidi women as the result of Islamic State (IS) sexual abuse. On Saturday, the council said the pre ...

Sudan negotiators are hopeful of deal on new transitional council

Gulan Media - 2019-04-28 06:18

Syrian Democratic Council representative visited Iba

ANF - 2019-04-27 14:03
Yusuf Iba continues his hunger strike in Toronto as his health remains critical. Syrian Democratic Council Americas Representative Sinem Muhammed paid Iba a visit. ...

Sudan crisis: 'Million-strong march' for civilian rule

BBC - 2019-04-26 00:02
Thousands have gathered in Khartoum despite resignations from Sudan's ruling military council. ...

Yezidi spiritual council will welcome children of ISIS rape victims

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-25 23:39

New Generation High Council rejects accusations by its lawmakers

E-Kurd - 2019-04-25 18:30
New Generation suspends two dissident MPs SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— During a press conference in Sulaimani city, the High Council of the New Generation (Newey Nwê) Movement on Thursday strongly condemned attacks and threats against its lawmake ...

French Council of State rejects appeals to allow jihadist families to come home - France - RFI

RFI - 2019-04-25 15:45

Swiss MP tabled motion on Afrin

ANF - 2019-04-25 11:10
Swiss deputy Bernhard Guhl drew attention to the ethnic cleansing practices carried out by the Turkish state and its mercenary allies in Afrin and demanded that the Swiss Federal Council take action against it. ...

Woman who escaped Kobane asks UN to assist disabled persons in conflict

Rûdaw - 2019-04-25 10:28
“The UN Security Council has a duty to protect all civilians in armed conflict ...

Sudan's opposition accepts invitation to meet military council for talks

Gulan Media - 2019-04-25 08:13

Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller - Briefing to the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-04-25 02:57

Prime Minister Barzani and Iraq’s Parliament Speaker discuss political developments

KRG-Spain - 2019-04-25 00:08
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Muhammad Al Halbusi. The meeting was also attended by the Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Ms. Vala Farid an ...
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