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The pandemic and the parks: The government struggles to stop people using parks

Seth Frantzman - 2020-04-05 22:44
During the Great Pandemic of 2020 one of the largest struggles for some governments was to stop people using parks. What follows is links to parts of the struggle. […] ...

Every Detention is Based on Legal Warrants in Kurdistan: KRG Responds to 'Front Line Defenders'

BAS News - 2020-04-05 17:41
ERBIL - In response to a call by Front Line Defenders to release journalist Hemin Mamand detained in the capital Erbil, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has clarified in a statement that all detentions are based on legal warrants. KRG's Coordinato ...

Iraqi parliamentarians ready to vote on PM designate’s proposed government

Gulan Media - 2020-04-05 15:07

Protests Activist Assassinated in Iraq's Dhi Qar

BAS News - 2020-04-05 14:40
ERBIL - Unidentified armed men in Iraq's Dhi Qar province on Sunday assassinated a protests activist, reports said. The victim, who was referred to as an organizer as well as activist for the anti-government protests, which were ongoing since October unt ...

Iraqi Kurdistan confirms 18 new cases of coronavirus

E-Kurd - 2020-04-05 11:26
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Eighteen new cases of coronavirus in Erbil province in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, the ministry of health of Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) said on Sunday. Eight men, six women, and four children were tested posi ...

KRG Detects 18 More COVID-19 Infections in Erbil

BAS News - 2020-04-05 09:56
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Sunday revealed that it had detected 18 more infections of the coronavirus in the capital Erbil. The health ministry explained in a statement that all of the cases were recorded in the neighborhood of Ka ...

Tunisia government given special powers to handle coronavirus crisis | Arab News

Arabnews - 2020-04-05 08:31

PM Barzani Calls on Citizens to Comply with Anti-coronavirus Measures

BAS News - 2020-04-05 00:12
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Saturday called on citizens to adhere to the protective measures taken against the coronavirus in the region. Barzani noted that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) imposed a 48-hour lockdown ...

In an Urgent Initiative to Combat the Coronavirus Epidemic in Iraq, Asiacell Is Donating 750 Million Dinars to the Iraqi Government and USD 500,000 to the Government of the Kurdistan Autonomous Region

Prnewswire - 2020-04-04 15:47

Iraqi Kurdistan confirms 10 new coronavirus cases: health ministry

E-Kurd - 2020-04-04 12:37
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Ten new cases of coronavirus in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, the ministry of health of Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) said on Friday. According to the ministry, six of the newest patients are in Erbil and include ...

In an Urgent Initiative to Combat the Coronavirus Epidemic in Iraq, Asiacell Is Donating 750 Million Dinars to the Iraqi Government and USD 500,000 to the Government of the Kurdistan Autonomous Region

Prnewswire - 2020-04-04 06:43

Kurdistan Announces 48-Hour of “Complete Lockdown”

BAS News - 2020-04-04 01:38
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has announced a “complete lockdown” starting at 12:00 pm on Saturday, 4th April. Interior ministry said in a statement that more restrictions will be introduced for 48 hours to make sure that the lockdown w ...

Do we need less democracy? My long-read Q&A with Garett Jones

AEI - 2020-04-04 00:04
Is there such a thing as “too much democracy?” Garett Jones explains why it may be wiser to reduce the role of democratic features for the efficiency of our government. The post Do we need less democracy? My long-readA with Garett Jones appeared first on ...

Iraqi Kurdistan records 14 new coronavirus cases: ministry

E-Kurd - 2020-04-03 22:02
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Fourteen new cases of coronavirus recorded in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, the ministry of health of Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) said on Friday. In Sulaimani province 8 cases are confirmed, In Erbil province 3 ...

KRG Brings Home 100 People Stuck in India amid Coronavirus Restrictive Measures

BAS News - 2020-04-03 19:03
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Thursday brought back nearly 100 people who were stuck in India amid the restrictions on international flights as part of the measures to fight the spread of COVID-19. KRG’s Department of Foreign Relatio ...

Argentina government prohibits dismissal of workers for 6o days

ANF - 2020-04-03 09:11
Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez has prohibited the layoffs and dismissal of workers for 60 days. ...

Iraq Rejects Allegations of Underreporting Coronavirus Cases

BAS News - 2020-04-03 03:22
ERBIL - The Iraqi government has rejected the allegations of underreporting COVID-19 cases in the country, as a report earlier the day cited anonymous doctors as claiming that thousands were infected with the coronavirus in Iraq. Reuters on Thursday even ...

KRG Detects 11 New Coronavirus Infections

BAS News - 2020-04-03 03:22
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Thursday announced that 11 other people were diagnosed with the coronavirus. Among the victims were also two women and three children, a statement by the health ministry explained, adding that six men al ...

Flattening the Curve of U.S.-Iran Tensions

International Crisis Group - 2020-04-03 03:16
COVID-19 is ravaging Iran, due to government mismanagement exacerbated by the effects of U.S. sanctions. Instead of pointing fingers at each other, and again risking heightened military confrontation, Tehran and Washington should pursue humanitarian dipl ...

Genel Energy Receives Full October Payment From Kurdistan Government | Financial News

LSE - 2020-04-03 00:10

Japan Donates $3.6 million for UN-Habitat’s Reconstruction and Peace-building Programme in Iraq

BAS News - 2020-04-02 18:01
BAGHDAD (UN-Habitat) — The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) welcomes an additional contribution of USD 3.6 million from the Government of Japan to support reconstruction and peacebuilding in Iraq through the rehabilitation of war-d ...

Guerilla fighter Çekdar Amed appeals to his family

ANF - 2020-04-02 13:40
HPG fighter Çekdar Amed explains that the AKP/MHP government is abusing his family for its special war against the Kurdish movement. The families should not sit in front of the HDP headquarters in Amed but should stand behind their children, he says. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan reports 12 new cases of coronavirus: health ministry

E-Kurd - 2020-04-02 09:51
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Twelve new cases of coronavirus recorded in Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan, the ministry of health of Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) said on late on Wednesday. The new group of patients includes nine women and ...

The Future of the Kurdistan Region after the Defeat of ISIS and the Failure of the 2017 Independence Referendum

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2020-04-01 23:51
In 2017, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq held an independence referendum, which triggered severe backlash, including the loss of control over the oil-rich city of Kirkuk. The backlash from the independence referendum prompted the regional government (Kurdist ...

KESK: Government not doing enough to counter COVID-19 emergency

ANF - 2020-04-01 12:58
The Confederation of Public Workers Unions (KESK) Central Executive Board issued a written statement today on the impact of coronavirus on low-income people. ...

Eight new cases of coronavirus recorded in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2020-04-01 11:48
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Eight new cases of coronavirus recorded in Iraqi Kurdistan, the ministry of health of Kurdistan Regional Government KRG said on Tuesday. Five of the new cases are in Sulaimani governorate, including four women and o ...

Turkey: Release Imprisoned Journalists and Human Rights Defenders at Risk of Coronavirus

Kurdistantribune - 2020-04-01 03:36
By the European Federation of Journalists: Amid growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19 in prisons, the Turkish government is accelerating the preparation of a draft law that will reportedly release up to 100,000 prisoners. This is a welcome step. Ov ...

When socialists are stuck inside, they dream of nationalizing Amazon. And pretty much every other time, too.

AEI - 2020-04-01 00:02
Despite socialists' calls for nationalization, businesses like Amazon seem to be the part of the economy that’s working the best right now despite two-thirds of the country being under government-issued “stay at home” orders. The post When socialists are ...

Russia’s Gazprom Neft says will not reduce investment in Iraqi Kurdistan despite KRG request

E-Kurd - 2020-03-31 23:58
MOSCOW,— Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russian gas giant Gazprom, will not reduce investment in its project in Iraqi Kurdistan despite a request from the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government KRG to do so, it said on Tuesday. Following a slump in o ...

Iraqi Kurdistan extends coronavirus curfew until April 10: interior ministry

E-Kurd - 2020-03-31 21:19
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Interior has extended Iraqi Kurdistan Region-wide curfew designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus until April 10. During a press conference in Erbil on Tues ...

Disinfection works continue in Deir ez-Zor

ANF - 2020-03-31 21:06
No Coronavirus case has been detected in North-East Syria yet while the Syrian government has announced 10 cases and 2 deaths so far. ...

Battling the invisible enemy: All of Israel’s IDF statements and Ministry of Defense details amid coronavirus battle

Seth Frantzman - 2020-03-31 14:41
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Since the battle against the coronavirus began in Israel the government has sought out various methods to contain the virus. Many of these have blended initiatives […] ...

Italy set to extend lockdown until after Easter

ANF - 2020-03-31 09:08
The Italian government is ready to extend the lockdown for at least another two weeks. ...

Hungary government gets sweeping powers

BBC - 2020-03-31 00:50
Critics accuse Prime Minister Viktor Orban of exploiting the coronavirus crisis to silence opposition. ...

HDP co-chair: The virus spread as the government acted too late

ANF - 2020-03-30 17:21
HDP co-chair Mithat Sancar criticises the Turkish government's policy in the corona crisis and announces the establishment of an alternative nationwide crisis centre involving professional organisations and trade unions. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan confirms 22 new cases of coronavirus

E-Kurd - 2020-03-30 15:05
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Twenty-two new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, eight new cases in Erbil and fourteen in Sulaimani, the Ministry of Health of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Monday. Fiv ...

Coronavirus latest: Recession in Germany ′inevitable,′ government advisers say | News | DW | 30.03.2020

DW - 2020-03-30 14:58

Portugal regularizes migrants in COVID-19 emergency

ANF - 2020-03-30 12:55
Portugal government regularize migrants showing that measure protecting everyone can be taken if there is political will. ...

Sinn Féin calls on government to produce COVID-19 tests

ANF - 2020-03-30 11:52
Sinn Féin health spokesperson Louise O’Reilly has called on the government to secure a domestic production line of COVID-19 testing kits as a chronic shortage has meant that the Páirc Uí Chaoimh testing centre in Cork had to stop testing on Sunday. ...

Spanish government "hibernates" economy to counter Covid-19

ANF - 2020-03-30 09:12
Spanish government said it was “hibernating” the country's economy in a bid to avoid the health system becoming overwhelmed by Covid-19 patients. ...

CHP Ağbaba questions coronavirus figures given by government

ANF - 2020-03-29 22:19
CHP deputy chair, Veli Ağbaba, said that the government statements on the real extension of the Covid-19 emergency do not reflect the truth. He added that only on Saturday in Istanbul 20 people died. This contraddict the Health Minister who said 16 people ...

Iraqi Kurdistan ‘to launch’ investigation into mystery $250m Rosneft payment to secure oil deal

E-Kurd - 2020-03-29 22:10
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) spokesperson has said that the public prosecutor should launch an investigation into the revelation that Russian state oil company Rosneft paid $250 million to a consultant to s ...

Iraqi Kurdistan reports three new cases of coronavirus

E-Kurd - 2020-03-29 22:10
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Three new cases of coronavirus were recorded in Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Sunday. “The three patients are all males. They are 54, 35, and 34 year-old. Two of them ...

The story of guerrilla Fırat Pirsus (Mustafa Aslan)

ANF - 2020-03-29 11:42
HPG Fırat Pirsus (Mustafa Aslan), followed the example of PKK guerrilla Zeynep Kınacı in 1996, and carried out an action that caused the Turkish government forces118 losses and the destruction of dozens of vehicles. ...

Baş: The government doesn't protect workers

ANF - 2020-03-29 10:34
After the coronavirus was detected in Turkey no effective measures have been taken to protect workers, especially those working in construction. ...

Spanish government tightens lockdown

ANF - 2020-03-29 09:45
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced on Saturday the total lockdown of the country. ...

Speedbumps for small business recovery loans

AEI - 2020-03-29 00:04
Despite well-meaning congressional intent, these new small-business relief loans are a minefield for lenders. If banks rush to make thousands or millions of such loans, they will put themselves at risk of facing huge government fines in the future. The po ...

Protest against refugee policy in Berlin

ANF - 2020-03-28 20:09
In Berlin, a demonstration was staged against the refugee policy of the German government and the EU. ...

HDP asks government about fate of paid teachers in COVID-19 time

ANF - 2020-03-28 12:53
The HDP pointed out that the AKP is leaving paid teachers without salary during the coronavirus emergency. ...

HDP calls on government to take care of refugees and migrants

ANF - 2020-03-28 11:42
"Urgent measures on refugees should be taken in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak," said the HDP Commission for Migrants and Refugees. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan coronavirus cases rise by 2 to 115

E-Kurd - 2020-03-28 09:58
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Two new cases of coronavirus were recorded in Erbil and Halabja in Iraqi Kurdistan, the Ministry of Health in Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) said on Friday night. The ministry said that the patients are a 34- ...

A Statement from Prime Minister Masrour Barzani

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2020-03-28 06:07
Erbil, Kurdistan Region Iraqi (GOV.KRD) – In a statement on Sunday, Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Masrour Barzani urged people to stay at home, follow the precautionary measures of the Health and Interior Ministries concerning the coronavir ...

A Coronavirus Ceasefire Offers a Way Out for War-torn Yemen

International Crisis Group - 2020-03-28 01:55
The UN has called for a freeze in fighting in Yemen to prepare for a COVID-19 outbreak and preserve an opportunity to end the war. The Huthis, Yemeni government, other key armed actors and Saudi Arabia have all agreed. They should immediately carry out t ...

Iraqi Kurdistan records 10 new cases of coronavirus: ministry

E-Kurd - 2020-03-27 22:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Ten new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours in Erbil, Duhok, and Sulaimani in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, the Ministry of Health of Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) said on Friday. The ministry said that fiv ...

Güven: The embargo on Maxmur must be lifted immediately

ANF - 2020-03-27 14:19
The co-chair of the Democratic Society Congress (DTK) Leyla Güven appeals to the South Kurdistan government to lift the embargo on the Maxmur refugee camp immediately. ...

Gantz deal leaves Netanyahu allies in the cold

Ynet - 2020-03-27 07:22
Analysis: Yamina holds consultations on party's next move as PM's agreement with Gantz may leave it deep in the opposition; right-wing sources claim such a government will face a strong resistance if the former IDF chief's party is treated favorably ...

Lockdown generation: Most governments failed the public over covid-19 and post-trauma will result

Seth Frantzman - 2020-03-27 06:18
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Most governments failed their societies in planning for the coronavirus pandemic and communicating to the public what the government was doing. From minor things, like confusing […] ...

COVID-19 has demonstrated the folly of some tech policies

AEI - 2020-03-27 00:01
Many onerous and outdated government regulations have been lifted during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we should reconsider how useful they are even in normal times. The post COVID-19 has demonstrated the folly of some tech policies appeared first on America ...

The Yemen war at 5 years

AEI - 2020-03-27 00:01
Since Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen five years ago, the Yemenis have been devastated by war, the Iranian-backed al Houthi movement has consolidated power in areas under its control, and the internationally recognized government only nominal governs the ...

Don’t count on the federal government to fix the ventilator problem

AEI - 2020-03-27 00:01
Federal procurement of ventilators is a way of creating the appearance of an orderly market. This is a way to ration scarce resources, but it cannot meet the needs of the health sector if our worst fears about the coronavirus epidemic are realized. The po ...

3 new coronavirus cases recorded in Iraqi Kurdistan: ministry

E-Kurd - 2020-03-26 23:57
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Three new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Thursday. The newest patients are a 32-year-old woman, as well as two men age ...

Kurdistan 24: Turkish-backed group, again, cuts water supply to 460,000 people in northeastern Syria

Justice for Kurds - 2020-03-26 17:32
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – On Saturday, Turkish-backed armed groups cut the flow from a reservoir that supplies water to areas in northeastern Syria’s Hasakah province that are controlled by the Kurdish-led local government, depriving some 460,000 people in t ...

AHI chief urges US government to keep engaged on border crisis | News | ekathimerini.com

Ekathimerini - 2020-03-26 02:51

AHI Urges U.S. Government to Keep Engaged on the Border Crisis - Hellenic News of America

Hellenicnews - 2020-03-26 02:51

When a killer virus turns ‘creative destruction’ into just destruction, government support for business is necessary

AEI - 2020-03-26 00:04
Governments generally shouldn’t try to prop up firms failing the market test, but that's not what's happening here. Instead, the COVID-19 pandemic is killing off otherwise viable businesses, and the government is trying to minimize layoffs and ready the e ...

A Statement from Prime Minister Masrour Barzani

KRG-Spain - 2020-03-26 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region Iraqi (GOV.KRD) – In a statement on Sunday, Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Masrour Barzani urged people to stay at home, follow the precautionary measures of the Health and Interior Ministries concerning the coronavir ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s coronavirus cases hits 100: health ministry

E-Kurd - 2020-03-25 22:37
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Region has recorded three new of the novel coronavirus, two in Erbil and one in Darbandikhan, bringing the Region case total to 100, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health annou ...

Coronavirus: More than 2,000 dead in Iran

ANF - 2020-03-25 20:37
The official number of deaths from coronavirus in Iran today has exceeded 2,000. The number of those infected is 27,000 according to government agencies, and the real figures are likely to be many times higher. ...

Open letter for Hasankeyf

ANF - 2020-03-25 20:36
"The Turkish government must, at a minimum, halt the filling of the Ilısu Reservoir and continue archaeological excavations in order to document and preserve important aspects of Hasankeyf’s cultural heritage." ...

23 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Iraqi Kurdistan: ministry

E-Kurd - 2020-03-25 19:54
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Twenty-three new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases were confirmed Monday by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) health ministry, bringing the Iraqi Kurdistan Region case total to 77. 12 cases were confirmed in Erbil ...

Turkey removes eight more elected Kurdish mayors over alleged PKK links

E-Kurd - 2020-03-25 19:53
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Eight more mayors from Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish party were dismissed on Monday on suspicion of links with Kurdish militants and were replaced by government-appointed trustees, the interior ministry said. The mayor of B ...

Iraqi Kurdistan reports 12 new cases of coronavirus: ministry

E-Kurd - 2020-03-25 19:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) health ministry has confirmed on Tuesday twelve new coronavirus cases in Iraqi Kurdistan Region. The health ministry has confirmed six new coronavirus cases in Darbandikhan, a ...

Journalist Hemin Mamand arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan after post critical of Masrour Barzani

E-Kurd - 2020-03-25 19:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish journalist Hêmin Mamand was arrested on Tuesday in Erbil after criticizing Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani in a Facebook post. A relative of Mamand told NRT that the ...

Service delivery re-arrangements due to COVID-19

Kurdish & ME Women's Organisation - 2020-03-25 19:45
In accordance with Government Guidelines, KMEWO had to re-arrange the ways services delivered in order to prioritise both staff and client’s safety. While it is essential to continue providing support services to vulnerable women and girls from the Kurdis ...

The Coronavirus Crisis: Government to Introduce 'Most Draconian Peacetime Powers Ever' – Byline Times

Bylinetimes - 2020-03-22 15:30

Iraqi Kurdistan confirms six more coronavirus cases

E-Kurd - 2020-03-22 13:54
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Six new cases of coronavirus recorded In Iraqi Kurdistan Region, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on late on Saturday. Five of the cases were in Sulaimani and one was in Erbil. Four ...

Iraqi PM-Designate Launches Consultations to Form Government | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2020-03-22 11:33

KRG creates special web-page dedicated to news and information about the Coronavirus

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2020-03-22 02:42
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga The Kurdistan Regional Government, in its official website, has created a special section dedicated to information regarding the Coronavirus, methods of protection, pertaining news and all the governmental decisions and ...

Iraqi Kurdistan in dangerous phase of coronavirus outbreak: health minister

E-Kurd - 2020-03-21 23:57
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Region is going through a dangerous phase of the coronavirus outbreak with transmission now occurring within the community, Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) health minister said on Saturday. Min ...

Coronavirus measures do not apply to HDP prisoners

ANF - 2020-03-21 13:29
The Turkish government announced that it has suspended transfers of prisoners. However, HDP executives have been transferred from Mardin to Urfa prison. ...

Ireland to introduce ban on evictions due to coronavirus crisis

ANF - 2020-03-21 08:23
The Irish Government plans to introduce legislation to ban evictions from the private rented sector and to freeze rents is "a welcome first move for renters", said Sinn Féin. ...

Six new coronavirus cases recorded in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan: ministry

E-Kurd - 2020-03-21 01:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Six new cases of coronavirus recorded in Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Friday evening. Over the past 24 hours, Kurdistan Region health of ...

HDP say there are thousands of coronavirus cases, not hundreds

ANF - 2020-03-20 11:06
The HDP said that "the number of cases of coronavirus is thousands" and added that the government is not worrying about people. ...

33 bar associations call on government to release prisoners

ANF - 2020-03-20 09:22
There are over than 270,000 prisoners in 375 prisons in Turkish prison, according to figures released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat). Concern is growing because overcrowding may help the spread of coronavirus as it is of other diseases. ...

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson to hold daily press conferences on outbreak after accusations government is ‘complacent and behind’ - GlobalNewshut

Globalnewshut - 2020-03-20 02:37

Coronavirus: China suspicious of U.S. Military targeting it with biological weapons

E-Kurd - 2020-03-20 02:04
Araz Barwari | Exclusive to Ekurd.net China is making claims and accusations about the origins of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Chinese government officials is saying loudly in different media outlets that coronavirus is an American disease that might have ...

First case of coronavirus recorded in Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2020-03-19 23:20
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s western province of Duhok confirmed its first coronavirus case on Thursday, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health reported. Until now, all of the positively identified corona ...

The Defeat of Daesh: One Year Later

CENTCOM - 2020-03-19 23:02
At the height of their power, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, now referred to as Daesh, operated in 18 different countries and had an annual budget of $1 billion with an estimated 30,000 members. They conducted ground attacks on both government force ...

London moves to scrap independent investigation on state killings

ANF - 2020-03-19 08:03
The British government has been accused of using the cover of the Coronavirus health crisis to renege on its commitments under the 2014 Stormont House Agreement and introduce an effective amnesty for most state war crimes. ...

Iraq’s president tasks Adnan al-Zurfi with forming new government: state media

Rûdaw - 2020-03-19 06:20

Coronavirus: South of Kurdistan Upbeat While UK Scrambles to Respond

Kurdistantribune - 2020-03-19 01:10
By Arian Mufid: When I look at the latest coronavirus statistics in the south of Kurdistan, I cannot help but feel proud. Since the 11th of March 2020 the whole region of KRG (Kurdistan Regional Government) is locked down and people only go to the local m ...

Prime Minister Masrour Barzani chairs cabinet meeting to assess anti-coronavirus measures, economic situation

KRG-Spain - 2020-03-19 00:04
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today chaired a special meeting to assess the implementation of the government’s regulations and preventative measures against the coronavirus and the overall economic situation. The ...

Iraqi Kurdistan court asks for general amnesty to combat coronavirus spread in jails

E-Kurd - 2020-03-18 21:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The president of Erbil Criminal Court on Tuesday called on Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to issue a general amnesty law in order to protect the prison population from coronavirus. “I plead with the KRG ...

Iraqi Kurdistan extends coronavirus curfew by five more days

E-Kurd - 2020-03-18 19:10
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Regional Government on Wednesday extended a lockdown designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus by five more days in Iraqi Kurdistan Region. Earlier, the Ministry of Health had requested that the go ...

Coronavirus: Government facing mounting anger over decision not to close schools - GlobalNewshut

Globalnewshut - 2020-03-18 19:04

Kapıköy border gate, closed during the day, opened at night!

ANF - 2020-03-18 12:23
Despite the Turkish government decision to close border gates with Eastern Kurdistan due to the coronavirus outbreak, it was learned that the gates were opened during the night to allow trucks loaded with vegetables and fruits. ...

Possibly important COVID-19 numbers for the US

AEI - 2020-03-18 00:05
Our government is falling short in providing information about the spread of COVID-19. This post gathers figures from other sources and remarks on their relevance for the US. The post Possibly important COVID-19 numbers for the US appeared first on Americ ...

How to help American businesses endure and jobs survive

AEI - 2020-03-18 00:05
If every small- and medium-sized business in America was supported by the federal government to retain their workforce through the crisis, much of its economic impact would disappear. So the government should provide immediate funding for emergency loans. ...

Preventing a Deadly Showdown in Northern Yemen

International Crisis Group - 2020-03-17 16:47
A Huthi offensive threatens to engulf Marib, a province controlled by Yemen’s internationally recognised government and full of internally displaced people. Outside powers should act now to halt the fighting, which could deepen the existing humanitarian ...

Jailed journalist: No Corona prevention in prisons

ANF - 2020-03-17 13:54
Kurdish journalist Nedim Türfent contradicts the government’s claims that preventive measures against the corona virus have been taken in Turkish prisons. ...
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