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Dutch government coalition lukewarm over Trump’s request on ISIS prisoners

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-19 01:41

Australia Allocates 1.5$ Million to Demine Iraqi Territories

BAS News - 2019-02-18 21:06
ERBIL - The Australian government has allocated a further contribution of $ 1.5 million to help the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq in clearing the areas liberated from the Islamic State (IS). The jihadist group has planted thousands of landmines ...

KDP and Gorran Movement sign political agreement, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-02-18 16:29
SULAIMANI, Iraqi Kurdistan,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Change Movement (Gorran) signed an agreement over the formation of the next government in Iraqi Kurdistan Region during a meeting on Monday. Gorran previously agreed to take part i ...

KRG’s Failure to Form Government as the Two Parties Fight for Posts

Kurdistantribune - 2019-02-18 15:40
By Ismael Aziz: A couple of years ago Kurdish politics in the south of Kurdistan was awash with nice predictions. However, since then, with an end to the terrorist attacks of ISIS, but also the referendum disaster, political shocks and economic crisis an ...

KDP-PUK deal lasts 2 days

ANF - 2019-02-18 13:38
The agreement between the KDP and PUK on the ministry in Baghdad, the Governorate in Kirkuk and the forming of the new regional government reached this week was voided by the PUK Politbureau before it was signed. ...

KDP and Gorran Ink Landmark Political Agreement

BAS News - 2019-02-18 10:34
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Monday signed a political agreement over the formation of next government in Kurdistan Region. Gorran previously agreed to take part in the next cabinet, but the details o ...

Gorran Approves Political Agreement with KDP on Next KRG Formation

BAS News - 2019-02-17 20:51
ERBIL - The Change Movement (Gorran) has approved a political agreement signed by its delegates with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on the formation of the next Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Earlier on Saturday evening, delegates from the KD ...

Sulaimani residents commemorate victims of 2011 anti-KRG protests in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-02-17 19:54
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Eight years ago, residents of Sulaimani city protested against corruption in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, calling on the government to reform the Region’s laws. The demonstrators gathered on Salim Street on February 17 ...

KDP, Gorran reach political agreement on Iraqi Kurdistan government formation

E-Kurd - 2019-02-17 13:56
SULAIMANI, Iraqi Kurdistan,— The Change Movement (Gorran) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) reached a political agreement on Saturday following a meeting in Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan Region. KDP and Gorran released a statement following their m ...

Effects of US government shutdown - RFI

RFI - 2019-02-17 10:27

Spain goes to the polls

ANF - 2019-02-17 08:55
The fragile government finally could not withstand so much pressure and called for snap general elections. ...

Scots human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar insists Government 'obliged' to bring Jihadi schoolgirl home to have baby

Thescottishsun - 2019-02-17 03:00

KDP and PUK agree on Governorate and Government

ANF - 2019-02-16 14:15
KDP and PUK have reached an agreement on the Kirkuk Governorate, the ministry in the Baghdad government and the forming of the new regional government. ...

Kurdish hunger strikes on Federal German Parliament’s agenda

ANF - 2019-02-16 12:59
The Kurdish hunger strike campaign demanding an end to the isolation imposed upon Ocalan was brought to the agenda of the German Parliament. Die Linke MP Akbulut asked the Merkel government what they think about the isolation in Imrali and hunger strikes. ...

KRG Officially Halts Exporting Oil Products to Iran

BAS News - 2019-02-16 11:06
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has officially halted exporting oil products to neighboring Iran. According to an official ministerial order by the Ministers of Finance and Economy, all the licenses to export oil products from Kurdistan R ...

Nigeria presidential election could be delayed in some areas: diplomatic, government sources

Yahoo - 2019-02-16 06:15

How far might India go to 'punish' Pakistan?

BBC - 2019-02-16 03:34
India's government is talking tough after a car bombing killed 46 Indian troops. How far could tensions escalate? ...

KDP, PUK agree on new Kurdistan government, president, Kirkuk governor

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-15 19:14

German human rights organizations: CPT must go to Imralı urgently

ANF - 2019-02-15 15:11
Prominent human rights organizations in Germany have called on the Federal Government to pressure the Erdogan regime to end the isolation against Ocalan. ...

KDP, PUK Reach Consensus on Key Disputes in Govt’-Formation Talks

BAS News - 2019-02-15 14:31
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have reached a consensus over the key differences in their prolonged talks over the next government of Kurdistan Region. Senior delegations from both sides met again on F ...

Russia, Turkey and Iran agree that Syrian government control should fill a U.S. vacuum | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Post Gazette - 2019-02-15 08:08

KDP, Gorran Closer on a Deal to Form Government

BAS News - 2019-02-14 21:47
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) met on Thursday in Erbil to resume previous talks on the formation of Kurdistan Region’s new government, reportedly getting closer on an agreement. KDP spokesperson Mahmoud Mohamme ...

This is why people are protesting against the Turkish government in Edinburgh today - Edinburgh Live

Edinburghlive - 2019-02-14 19:21

Turkmen get Iraqi Kurdistan parliament deputy speaker post

E-Kurd - 2019-02-14 18:14
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— As Kurdish parties inch closer towards an agreement on forming a new Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cabinet the Turkmen Development Party said on Thursday that they have been granted the post of deputy ...

Masrour Barzani in Germany to Attend Munich Security Conference

BAS News - 2019-02-14 17:41
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, has arrived in Germany to take part in 2019’s Munich Security Conference. According to the KRSC, Barzani will also meet with world’s senior government and security officials ...

KDP and Change fail to reach agreement on the new government

Kurdiu - 2019-02-14 16:42

Prime Minister Barzani receives U.S. Assistant Secretary of Treasury

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2019-02-14 15:34

20 women in German parliament: Guven’s demand is our demand

ANF - 2019-02-14 14:55
20 female MPs from various states in Germany demand that Leyla Guven’s demand be heeded. The MPs issued a joint statement and called on the Federal Government to “pressure Turkey”. ...

#MetooUyghur campaign asks Chinese government to prove that Xinjiang detainees are still alive · Global Voices

Globalvoices - 2019-02-14 14:18

The government shutdown killed economic optimism for small businesses [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-02-14 09:39

House to vote on government funding bill late Thursday: lawmaker

Yahoo - 2019-02-14 08:05

Kurdistan region of Iraq caught between Turkey-PKK conflict

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2019-02-14 07:24
The Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq tries to maintain stability in war-torn region. ...

Syrian government and opposition in prisoner swap - Turkish Foreign Ministry | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-02-14 06:06

With Government Formation incomplete, Political Actors in Iraq Must End Infighting, Fulfil Populace’s Immediate Needs, Special Representative Tells Security Council - Iraq | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-02-14 06:06

56 pharmacies, drug stores, clinics closed in Iraqi Kurdistan capital since 2019

E-Kurd - 2019-02-13 20:51
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish police on Wednesday announced that they had closed 56 drug stores, pharmacies, and clinics in the province of Erbil since the beginning of 2019 for violating laws and instructions the local government had i ...

Lebanon Government to Win Confidence Vote in Parliament | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-02-13 15:25

Draft KDP-PUK agreement for forming the new Iraqi Kurdistan government

E-Kurd - 2019-02-13 12:39
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The agreement between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) that establishes the basis for forming the new government of Iraqi Kurdistan Region has been published by NRT TV. T ...

HRW warns of government repression in advance of DRC elections | DR Congo News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-02-13 10:43

Venezuela’s Maduro: US Gov’t is ‘a Gang of Extremists’

Waar Media - 2019-02-13 09:43
WAAR_DUHOK Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused the U.S. government under President Donald Trump for the crisis in his country, describing the U.S. administration “a gang of extremist.” “They are warmongering in order to take over Venezuela,” Madu ...

Trump ‘not happy’ With Prospective Border Deal

Waar Media - 2019-02-13 09:43
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump voiced unease Tuesday with a tentative agreement to avoid another partial government shutdown. The top congressional appropriators announced late Monday they agreed “in principle” to a slew of border security items ...

Ex-UK soldier facing seven-year jail sentence in Turkey begs for government's help | World News | Sky News

SKY - 2019-02-13 06:55

Haiti prison break: All inmates escape from Aquin

BBC - 2019-02-13 00:30
Authorities say all 78 prisoners fled whilst police were distracted by anti-government protesters. ...

Hungarian researchers rally against government 'attack on science'

Gulan Media - 2019-02-12 23:41

KDP, Komal make ‘good’ progress on improving relations

Rûdaw - 2019-02-12 21:57
Komal is yet to decide if it will sit in government or opposition ...

Prime Minister Barzani receives Consul General of the Hellenic Republic

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2019-02-12 19:15

Prime Minister Barzani receives Kuwaiti Consul General Prime Minister Barzani thanked the people and Government of Kuwait for their humanitarian assistance with special gratitude to the Emir of Kuwait and the Consul General.

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2019-02-12 19:15

Mir Music and Mesopotamia Publishing in Germany put under lock

ANF - 2019-02-12 15:21
Mir Music and Mesopotamia Publishing have been put under lock after the German government banned the two institutions. ...

Mohammed Haji Mahmoud: There is no trust between KDP and PUK

Waar Media - 2019-02-12 14:31
WAAR_DUHOK Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party demand KDP and PUK to reach an agreement on the government formation, the leader of the Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party Mohammed Haji Mahmoud announced that KDP wants Gorran movement to take part in th ...

#ShutdownStories: The impact of the government shutdown - BBC News

BBC - 2019-02-12 12:47

KDP, PUK Politburos to Meet on the Government Formation This Week

Waar Media - 2019-02-12 12:18
WAAR_DUHOK KDP and PUK politburos are expected to meet this week for complementing the formation of the new Kurdistan Region government. According to Waar reports, KDP and PUK committees are preparing the political project for the agreements between the ...

Iran: Kurdish Lawyer Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison

BAS News - 2019-02-12 10:38
ERBIL — An Iranian court earlier this week sentenced a Kurdish lawyer to six years in prison after accusations of opposing the government. Masoud Shamsnezhad was detained by the Iranian intelligence service on 8th January, according to Hangaw Organizatio ...

US Lawmakers Agree on Budget Ddeal ‘in Principle’

Waar Media - 2019-02-12 09:27
WAAR_DUHOK House and Senate negotiators announced Monday night they have agreed “in principle” to a deal to avoid another partial government shutdown. The top four congressional appropriators — Sens. Richard Shelby and Patrick Leahy and Reps. Nita Lowey ...

Mayer: We should bring children of ISIS members to Germany

ANF - 2019-02-11 16:37
The Federal German Government has no idea what to do with the German citizen ISIS members captured alive by YPG forces. Interior Ministry Undersecretary Stephan Mayer said only the children should be brought to Germany. ...

KDP Invites Turkmens to New Government

BAS News - 2019-02-11 13:05
ERBIL — A delegation from the the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) met with Turkmen parties in Erbil on Monday to discuss the formation of the new cabinet. MP Mohammed Ilkhani from Turkmen Development Party described the meeting as “positive”. He reveale ...

Ghouta: Death toll soars as Syrian government bombards rebel-held city | News | DW | 19.02.2018

DW - 2019-02-11 06:19

Kurdistan government moves to limit access to firearms

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-11 00:38

Spain Catalonia: Madrid mass protest over talks policy

BBC - 2019-02-11 00:04
Spain's right-wing opposition says the Socialist government is giving in to separatist pressure. ...

Syrian government claims to enter Kurdish-held town of Manbij to stop Turkish attacks - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

ABC - 2019-02-10 21:17

Sweden Allocates $8.3 Million for Clearing War Remnants in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-02-10 21:04
ERBIL - The Swedish government has allocated $8.3 million to assist the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in clearing the areas freed from the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq from mines and other war remnants. "With this contribution from Sweden, UNM ...

US-Allied Syrian Kurds Reportedly Sell Oil to Damascus Government

Voanews - 2019-02-10 21:00

Tribe threatens to shut Iraq’s borders over detention of Hashd commander

Rûdaw - 2019-02-10 20:37
Sheikh Adil al-Khafaji threatened that unless the government and security authorities disclose the location of Khafaji ...

Iraqi Kurdistan ‘orders seizure’ of weapons held without a permit

E-Kurd - 2019-02-10 20:25
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Interior has authorized the police to seize weapons that do not have valid permits. The ministry will take legal action against the people who own guns withou ...

KRG Takes Sweeping Gun-Control Measures

BAS News - 2019-02-10 13:22
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Interior has stepped up the efforts to end the widespread gun possession in the region. The ministry issued an order on Sunday (10th February) that enforces the measures to limit weapons to the authoriz ...

Russia Repatriates Scores of IS Children from Iraq

BAS News - 2019-02-10 13:22
ERBIL — The Russian government has taken back another group of children of Russian nationality whose parents belonged to the Islamic State (IS) and were killed or arrested in Iraq. "Twenty-seven Russian children have been repatriated from Baghdad” France ...

Camp Closes in Kirkuk after Return of Entire IDPs

BAS News - 2019-02-10 12:44
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has closed a camp for internally displaced people (IDP) in Kirkuk province after its residents were returned to their hometowns. "Some 402 refugees in the Nizrawa camp have been moved to their areas liberated from Daesh terro ...

Another Kurdish Police Commander in Kirkuk Dismissed

BAS News - 2019-02-10 11:55
ERBIL — The Baghdad-appointed administration in Kirkuk has dismissed another Kurdish police official in the city. Sherzad Marfi, head of police department for protecting the government institutions, has been ousted based on a court ruling, said a Patriot ...

Trump cannot be 'King of Debt' when it comes to government | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-02-10 11:40

How KRG government plays double game with PKK, Turkey and people of Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-02-10 01:19
Ashti Sheladzi | Exclusive to Iraq’s Kurdistan regional government ((KRG) plays double game with all three sides, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK, Turkey and gullible citizens of Kurdistan. They give information about the hideouts of PKK to Tu ...

Iraq government formation efforts stall amid Shia power struggle

Irishtimes - 2019-02-10 00:53

PUK gets Iraqi Kurdistan parliament speaker post and deputy PM in new government

E-Kurd - 2019-02-09 17:42
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will take the positions of Iraqi Kurdistan parliament speaker and deputy prime minister, the spokesperson of the PUK Saad Ahmad Pira said during a press conference on Saturday ...

French MPs send letter to government about Ocalan's isolation

ANF - 2019-02-09 14:19
The letter signed by 8 MPs from the Kurdish Studies Group in the French National Parliament stressed that the isolation imposed upon the Kurdish People’s Leader goes against international law. ...

Attempt to find a diplomatic way out to Venezuela crisis failed

ANF - 2019-02-09 09:58
The situation in Venezuela, in the meantime, seems to have entered a stalemate, with the two sides, Government and opposition firm on their respective positions. ...

Report: Turkish government may be trying to leverage President-elect Trump by arresting his business partner - AOL News

AOL - 2019-02-09 04:02

Prime Minister Barzani meets Iraqi Prime Minister

KRG-Spain - 2019-02-09 00:00
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met the Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad. They discussed strengthening relations between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Federal Government of Ira ...

Lindsey Graham to float new proposal to end government shutdown

Greenvilleonline - 2019-02-08 23:12

Prime Minister Barzani receives World Bank delegation

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2019-02-08 16:24

Iraq Officially Approves Another Int. Border Crossing in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-02-08 13:18
ERBIL — The Iraqi federal government has officially agreed to establish a new international border crossing between the Kurdistan Region and Iran. Kele border crossing is located near Qaladize in Sulaymaniyah province. It has been operating for years as ...

Iraqi army official says no agreement on return of Peshmerga to Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2019-02-08 12:10
KIRKUK, Northern Iraq,— Spokesperson for Iraqi central government’s Joint Operations Command Brigadier General Yahya Rasoul denied reports on Wednesday of an agreement that would involve Kurdish Peshmerga forces deploying to Kirkuk province. Earlier, a s ...

Kurdistan government formation takes step forward - Iraq Oil Report

Iraqoilreport - 2019-02-08 08:13

A New Democratic Government Emerges Out of Syria – But Will it Last? | CBN News

CBN - 2019-02-08 06:02

Iraqi PM Unveils Government's Program for Next Four Years

BAS News - 2019-02-07 23:26
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi unveiled on Thursday his government's program for the next four years, stressing his cabinet's commitment to implement this agenda. According to a statement by Abdul-Mahdi's office, the federal government pro ...

Iran Establishes Secret Missile Factory in Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-07 22:11
ERBIL - Iran in coordination with Syrian government and Hezbollah are reportedly attempting to build a missile factory in Syria, an Israeli report said on Thursday. The Jerusalem Post cited Channel 12 as explaining that the the trio is making efforts to ...

Kurdistan PM Nechirvan Barzani meets with Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi in Baghdad

E-Kurd - 2019-02-07 20:18
BAGHDAD, Iraq,— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with Iraqi Premier Adel Abdul Mahdi in Baghdad on Thursday. Barzani arrived in Baghdad on a surprise visit on Thursday. It is Barzani’s first meeting with Abdul Mahd ...

Kurdish language should be studied throughout Turkey, activists say

E-Kurd - 2019-02-07 20:18
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— The Kurdish Language Platform plans to encourage Kurdish education and promotion of the language in Turkey, starting by issuing booklets and pushing for the establishment of a government-funded board. “The Kurdish lang ...

Prime Minister Barzani receives EU delegation

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2019-02-07 20:02

Prime Minister Barzani receives UAE Acting Consul General

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2019-02-07 20:02

Intellectuals call on the Swedish government to act for Güven

ANF - 2019-02-07 15:59
A call by intellectuals living in Sweden was published on the State Television’s web page. ...

South African Mine Explosion Kills 5, Traps 22

Waar Media - 2019-02-07 12:56
WAAR_DUHOK At least five people have been confirmed dead in a gas explosion at an abandoned mine in the eastern South African province of Mpumalanga, a government official said Thursday. “We can confirm so far five bodies have been retrieved. We are told ...

Top Syrian Regime Security Delegation Visits Turkey to Discuss Northern Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-07 12:43
ERBIL — Despite Ankara’s stance in opposing the Syrian regime through supporting some opposition groups, security sources have confirmed that the Turkish government is in communication with Damascus over a possible agreement concerning the Kurdish territ ...

Kurdistan Parliament to Elect Speaker This Month: MP

BAS News - 2019-02-07 10:59
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament is set to convene this month and elect a speaker after more than four months since the elections, a lawmaker said. As the negotiations on forming a new government hit a deadlock, main Kurdish political parties are yet ...

Activists want Kurdish language to be studied throughout Turkey

Rûdaw - 2019-02-07 09:46
"We call on the government to establish an institution for our language such as the Kurdish Language Board ...

Foreign SDF volunteers say Trump pullout in Syria is unwise

Rûdaw - 2019-02-07 02:11
"I feel kind of ashamed of what our government is doing ...

The Late 5: Buhari's government most corrupt since independence - Wike; Judge halts planned trial of CJN | Other top stories » YNaija

Ynaija - 2019-02-06 21:44

MIT won’t sever ties with Saudi government - The Boston Globe

Bostonglobe - 2019-02-06 21:01

Kurdistan PM Thanks Italy for Its Prolonged Support

BAS News - 2019-02-06 20:41
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has thanked the Italian government for its prolonged support to the region, hoping that the European country will continue to provide Erbil with military and humanitarian assistance. "Italy has be ...

Peshmerga, Iraqi Army form committees to start joint ops in disputed areas

Rûdaw - 2019-02-06 14:54
“Now, the Iraqi Federal Government has come to the realization that what they did [on October 16] was wrong ...

NATO Leaders to Gather in London in December

Waar Media - 2019-02-06 14:03
WAAR_DUHOK The leaders of NATO member states will meet in London in December this year, the chief of alliance said on Wednesday. The meeting of 29 NATO heads of state and government will mark alliance’s 70th anniversary of the founding, NATO Secretary-Ge ...

Nearly 2 Million Iraqis still Displaced a Year after IS: ICRC

BAS News - 2019-02-06 10:26
ERBIL — More than one year has passed since the Iraqi government declared the entire country liberated from Islamic State (IS), yet 1.8 million people are still displaced with nearly one in three still living in camps, the International Committee of the ...

Yemen government team heads to crunch peace talks with rebels

Gulf Times - 2019-02-06 08:20

Spain's king asks acting PM Rajoy to form government

Yahoo - 2019-02-06 07:48

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