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Picking Up the Pieces after Mexico’s Criminal Siege

International Crisis Group - 2019-10-23 01:48
Shocking pictures from Culiacán show a criminal organisation forcing the Mexican state into submission. In thisA, Crisis Group Senior Analyst Falko Ernst explains why the mayhem should compel the government to revisit its security paradigm. ...

The Seoul government stumbles again. And again.

AEI - 2019-10-23 00:01
While scandal-ridden Cho Kuk's tenure as justice minister is over, the problems plaguing the Moon administration, and South Korea, are not. The post The Seoul government stumbles again. And again. appeared first on American Enterprise Institute - AEI. ...

US official warned Syrian Kurdish leader not to talk to Assad or Russia in heated meeting

The Defense Post - 2019-10-22 22:17
A US State Department official warned Syrian Kurdish leader Ilham Ahmed not to engage with Bashar al-Assad's government or with Russia The post US official warned Syrian Kurdish leader not to talk to Assad or Russia in heated meeting appeared first on Th ...

Turkish operation in Syria ending, further developments depend on the Kurds — Lavrov

TASS - 2019-10-22 21:08
The Erdogan government claimed that its goal in Syria is to clear the border area of what it calls 'terrorists’ ...

Rivlin to task Gantz with forming government Wednesday evening | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-10-22 19:18

Suspended co-mayor of usurped Diyarbakır Municipality jailed

ANF - 2019-10-22 17:04
With the start of the Turkish invasion of northern Syria on 9 October 2019, the Turkish government has completely shut down the democratic political field and suspended even the most basic rights. ...

Iraq Puts Forces on Alert as Protests May Resume this Friday

BAS News - 2019-10-21 22:30
ERBIL - Iraq has put the security forces on high alert once again as protests against the government are possible to be resumed this Friday. According to an official order by Interior Ministry, the forces will be on alert from this Thursday morning until ...

5 things you need to know now - Syrian government forces regain control of towns along northern border

Theweek - 2019-10-21 21:41

KRG Received Nearly 6,000 Refugees from Syrian Kurdistan So Far: BCF

BAS News - 2019-10-21 18:43
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has so far received nearly 6,000 refugees from the Syrian Kurdistan, as Turkey continues its bombardments against the Kurdish forces in northeast of Syria. The Kurdish Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) said ...

Pressures on the HDP increase with the invasion of northern Syria

ANF - 2019-10-21 12:09
HDP said that the Turkish government’s unlawful assaults on the HDP over the last four years seek to wipe out democratic politics and consolidate Erdoğan’s authoritarian rule. ...

Lebanese government in race against clock to resolve crisis | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-10-21 11:20

Iraq cleric Sadr urges supporters to continue anti-government protests

Rûdaw - 2019-10-21 02:26

Hurd: U.S.-Turkey deal on Syria resembles "terms of surrender"

CBS News - 2019-10-20 22:30
The Turkish government on Thursday promised the U.S. that it would allow once American-allied Kurdish fighters to retreat out areas of northern Syria ...

Sadr Calls on Followers to Take Back to Iraq’s Streets This Friday

BAS News - 2019-10-20 14:05
ERBIL — Influential Iraqi Shia cleric and the leader of Sairoon parliamentary bloc, Muqtada al-Sadr, has called on millions of his followers to stage a renewed protest against the government next Friday, on 25th October. Sadr said in a statement that the ...

Kurds announce deal with Damascus on Syria troop deployment near Turkish border, Government & Economy - THE BUSINESS TIMES

Businesstimes - 2019-10-20 12:06

Thousands protest for Rojava in Freiburg and Stuttgart

ANF - 2019-10-19 23:18
In Freiburg and Stuttgart thousands of people protested against Turkish incursion into northern Syria. Demonstrators called upon the German government, the European Union and United Nations to take immediate action. ...

Lebanon's Hezbollah says does not want government to resign

Yahoo - 2019-10-19 16:19

Kurds strike deal with Syrian government - CNN Video

CNN - 2019-10-19 12:56

Syrian Kurds shift alliance in deal with Assad government to resist Turkey - Syria -

Haaretz - 2019-10-19 10:34

Catalan people take to the streets in fifth day of protests

ANF - 2019-10-19 08:03
Catalonia’s peaceful struggle for freedom has erupted into revolutionary street actions and huge demonstrations after shocking prison terms were handed down by a Spanish court to the former leaders of the Catalan government. ...

Under the Liberals, Canadian government support for Kurds fighting ISIL ground to a halt | National Post

Nationalpost - 2019-10-19 06:12

Lebanon protesters: 'We can make a change'

BBC - 2019-10-19 01:26
Thousands of people show their anger at the way the country's economic crisis is being handled by its government. ...

Kurdish forces ally with Syrian government after Donald Trump orders US troops to abandon area

Thelondoneconomic - 2019-10-19 00:24

Nidaa Tounes: Chahed government has become a major political crisis – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-18 13:28

DUP reject Brexit deal after talks with loyalist paramilitaries

ANF - 2019-10-18 10:05
A draft agreement has been reached on Brexit between the European Union and the British government. ...

Scholars: Boycott Turkish government sponsored institutions

ANF - 2019-10-18 08:17
Dozens of academics and leading scholars issued a call to "Boycott Turkish Government Sponsored Academic and Cultural Institutions". ...

U.S., Turkey agree to 5-day cease-fire in Syria, Pence says, to let Kurds withdraw

Seattle Times - 2019-10-18 01:28
ISTANBUL – Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that Turkey had agreed to a cease-fire in Syria, more than a week after the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched an offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who had previously allied wi ...

What to Know in Washington: Sondland Faces Loyalty Test in Probe - Bloomberg Government

BGOV - 2019-10-18 01:11

Poland in solidarity with Kurds against Turkish invasion

ANF - 2019-10-17 20:53
"We, Poles, ask the Polish government to strongly condemn Turkey's hostilities against the Kurdish people and to take decisive actions to stop the Turkish dictator." ...

Eilish O'Regan: 'Government needs to crack down on drink prices that put health of young people at risk' -

Independent - 2019-10-17 19:45

Kurdish commander: Trump approved deal with Russia, Damascus

Washington Times - 2019-10-17 19:43
CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. President Donald Trump did not oppose a deal struck between the Syrian Kurdish-led forces, Russia and the Syrian government in Damascus to protect against a Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria, the commander of the ...

Ehmed and Swedish politicians call for no-fly zone over N. Syria

ANF - 2019-10-17 16:19
​​​​​​​During her talks with Swedish government officials in Stockholm, Kurdish politician Ilham Ehmed from Rojava reiterated their demand for a no-fly zone over northern Syria. ...

Kurdish commander: Trump approved deal with Russia, Damascus

Seattle Times - 2019-10-17 12:36
CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. President Donald Trump did not oppose a deal struck between the Syrian Kurdish-led forces, Russia and the Syrian government in Damascus to protect against a Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria, the commander of the ...

Kurdish commander: Trump approved deal with Russia, Damascus

Washington Post - 2019-10-17 12:20
The commander of the Syrian Kurdish-led forces says US President Donald Trump did not oppose a deal his group made with Russia and the Syrian government to protect against a Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Deployed Snipers to Counter Protests in Baghdad: Source

BAS News - 2019-10-17 11:00
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed Shia militias of Hashd al-Shaabi deployed snipers in Baghdad last month to counter massive protests against government, security sources from Iraq said. Earlier this month thousands of Iraqis took to the streets in Baghdad and ...

Senate, unions call on Australia's government to oppose Turkish invasion of Rojava

Green Left Weekly - 2019-10-17 06:57
international solidarity Peter Boyle Issue 1241 Australia Rojava Turkey October 17, 2019 Several trade unions, the Senate and the local Australian-Kurdish community have called on the federal Coalition government to condemn Turkey’s invasion of north-eas ...

The price of a Corbyn government is a second Scottish independence referendum

Hilltopmonitor - 2019-10-17 03:16

AUK kicked-off its 6th Soccer Tournament

The American University of Kurdistan - 2019-10-17 02:00
Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – October 13th, 2019 – The Sixth Soccer Championship Tournament was kicked off by AUK’s Student Government, powered by Lalav Company as the official sponsor. AUK’s Soccer Tournament is a replica of the soccer league where a ...

KRG Condemns Assassination of Journalist Couple in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-10-16 22:22
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) strongly condemned the assassination of two Kurdish journalists, wife and husband, together with their son in Sulaymaniyah. “Kurdistan Regional Government denounced the criminal act against a journalist wor ...

Syrian Government Forces Enter Kurdish Town of Kobani

BAS News - 2019-10-16 20:26
ERBlL — Syrian government troops entered the Kurdish town of Kobani in north east the country after the Kurds made a deal with Damascus to help them ward off the ongoing Turkish offensive in areas known as East Euphrates. A local source familiar with the ...

Turkey and Syrian government troops race to control key towns in Syria - live blog | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-10-16 19:56

KRG Cabinet Discusses Food Security, Agriculture Development

BAS News - 2019-10-16 15:22
ERBIL — The Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) convened on Wednesday to discuss cabinet priorities, with the main emphasize on discussions around food security and measures to develop agriculture sector. During today’s meetin ...

Kurds strike deal with Syrian government amid Turkish onslaught

Yahoo - 2019-10-16 07:20

To stop Turkey’s attack, Kurdish forces strike deal with Syrian government

Scroll - 2019-10-16 03:44

Stone calls for UK government to stop arms sales to Turkey

Northern Times - 2019-10-16 01:49

KRG's Commercial Delegation to Visit Belgium

BAS News - 2019-10-15 23:52
ERBIL - A delegation from the Kurdistan Region's Chamber of Commerce and Industry will visit Belgium next week, Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) representative to the European Parliament, Dlawar Azhgayi, said on Tuesday. Talking to BasNews, Azhgayi ...

KRG Committed to Attract Foreign Investors through Economy Diversification: PM

BAS News - 2019-10-15 22:44
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is committed to attract foreign investors by diversifying its economy, said Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Tuesday. Barzani made the remarks during a meeting with a delegation from the US-Kurdistan Busin ...

Stone calls for UK government to stop arms sales to Turkey

Johnogroat Journal - 2019-10-15 20:03

Assad Forces Surge Forward in Syria as U.S. Pulls Back

New York Times - 2019-10-15 19:16
Syrian government forces streamed into the country’s northeast, filling a vacuum opened up by President Trump’s decision to pull back in Syria. ...

Russia moves to fill void left by US in northern Syria

Seattle Times - 2019-10-15 19:06
CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria on Tuesday, deploying troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government forces and Turkish troops. At the same time, tensions grew within NATO as Turkey d ...

Spain joins embargo on arms sales to Turkey

ANF - 2019-10-15 18:17
The Spanish Government joined the embargo on arms sales to Turkey already decided by Germany, France, Holland and Finland. ...

Russia moves to fill void left by US in northern Syria

Washington Post - 2019-10-15 15:16
Russia deploys troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government and Turkish forces in northeast Syria and vows it will work to keep the two sides from fighting ...

UK Suspends Arms Sales to Turkey over Syria Offensive

BAS News - 2019-10-15 13:52
ERBIL — The UK has suspended arms sales to Turkey for items it suspects to be used by the Turkish army in the ongoing offensive in northeast Syria. “The UK government takes its arm export control responsibilities very seriously and in this case, of cours ...

Syrian rebel force: it was mostly Kurdish militants who entered Manbij

Reuters - 2019-10-15 13:38
Turkey-backed Syrian rebels said forces that entered the city of Manbij in northern Syria on Tuesday were said to be from the Syrian government but were mostly Kurdish militants. ...

The Latest: Syrian army enters Manbij, Turks prepare assault

Washington Post - 2019-10-15 12:13
The Latest: Syrian state media says government forces have entered the center of the once Kurdish-held northern town of Manbij and raised the national flag ...

China Urges Turkey to End Syria Offensive

BAS News - 2019-10-15 11:21
ERBIL — China has urged the Turkish government to put an end to its military incursion into Syria where over 160,000 civilians have been displaces in less than a week with several dozens killed, the foreign ministry said. Turkey has been pushing deeper i ...

Foreigners exit northeastern Syria fearing government reach

Washington Post - 2019-10-15 01:39
Foreign aid workers and journalists pack the border crossing, looking to get out of northeast Syria and into Iraq, a sign of the sudden transformation sweeping the Kurdish-run region ...

Republican Rep Says Kurds Allying With Syrian Government 'Not an Ideal Outcome,' But Blames Congress Over Trump

Newsweek - 2019-10-15 01:39
Following Trump's order to withdraw U.S. forces, the Kurds have allied with the Iranian and Russian-backed government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. ...

Foreigners exit northeastern Syria fearing government reach

Seattle Times - 2019-10-15 01:25
SEMELKA, Syria (AP) — It was a sign of the sudden transformation sweeping Kurdish-run northeast Syria: foreign aid workers and journalists packed this border crossing on Monday, rushing to get out to Iraq. The exodus was not propelled by the Turkish offe ...

Kurds make deal with Syrian army to fight together, attempting to push back Turkish troops

WarIsBoring - 2019-10-14 23:03
By Anindita Ramaswamy and Weedah Hamzah dpa Syrian government forces were deployed on Monday to Kurdish strongholds in northeastern Syria following an agreement between the Kurds and Damascus to confront a Turkish incursion, a war monitor and state media ...

Kurdish forces backed by US strike deal with Syria's Assad, in major shift in 8-year war

CNN - 2019-10-14 22:37
Abandoned by the United States and facing a deepening Turkish military offensive, Kurdish forces near the northern Syrian border have struck a deal with the Syrian government, marking a major shift in the country's eight-year war. ...

Slog AM: A White Orca in Puget Sound, Kurds Join Forces with Syrian Government, Pope Is New Orleans Saints Fan - Slog - The Stranger

Thestranger - 2019-10-14 21:20

Ecuador: Indigenous Protests Force Government to Cancel IMF Loan | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-10-14 20:29

Former Head of Government to run in Tunisia’s presidential elections – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-14 18:44

Kurds Ally with Assad’s Forces as Turks Advance into Syria

National Review - 2019-10-14 18:29
The Syrian Democratic Forces struck a deal on Sunday with president Bashar al-Assad's government to allow Syrian troops to reenter the northeast region. ...

KRG Receives First Group of Refugees Escaping Turkey’s Syria Offensive

BAS News - 2019-10-14 17:08
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) received on Monday the first group of refugees from Syria, as Turkey has intensified its offensive against the Kurdish forces in northeast of the country. The KRG said in a statement that they are expecting ...

Syrian Forces Deploy Inside Kurdish-Held Territory After U.S. Retreat

Huffpost - 2019-10-14 16:25
The Syrian government began deploying in a major victory for President Bashar al-Assad and his principal ally Russia. ...

Kurdish forces strike deal with Assad, Putin to repel Turkey

NBC News - 2019-10-14 15:55
Kurdish troops have turned to the Syrian government and Russia for help, as U.S. forces move out of the region. ...

Syria government steps in to halt Turkish assault on Kurds - CNA

Channelnewsasia - 2019-10-14 13:44

Facing Turkey Offensive, Kurds Strike Deal With Syrian Government

Foreignpolicy - 2019-10-14 11:50

What to Know in Washington: Trump’s EU Envoy Subpoenaed by House - Bloomberg Government

BGOV - 2019-10-14 11:21

Syria's Kurds say deal with regime covers deployment with political talks later Kurdish-led forces are to deploy side by side with government troops along the northern Syrian border October 14, 2019

The National AE - 2019-10-14 10:33

France Concerned about Safety of Its Forces in NE Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-14 09:19
ERBIL — France is taking measures to secure the safety of its armed forces and civilian personnel currently in north east Syria where Turkey is carrying out a massive military operation, government said in a statement on Monday. “Measures will be taken i ...

The Latest: Syrian Kurds ally with Damascus in major shift

Washington Post - 2019-10-14 06:03
Syrian Kurdish officials say they will work with the country’s central government in Damascus to fend off Turkey’s offensive against Kurdish fighters ...

The New York Times: Pullback Leaves Green Berets Feeling ‘Ashamed,’ and Kurdish Allies Describing ‘Betrayal’

Justice for Kurds - 2019-10-14 02:51
WASHINGTON — American commandos were working alongside Kurdish forces at an outpost in eastern Syria last year when they were attacked by columns of Syrian government tanks and hundreds of troops, including Russian mercenaries. In the next hours, the Amer ...

Hundreds Of ISIS Supporters Escape Detention As Turkey Approaches Northern Syria

Huffpost - 2019-10-14 01:39
Kurdish forces will work with the Syrian government to fend off Turkey’s invasion. ...

German government bans weapons exports to Turkey | News | DW | 12.10.2019

DW - 2019-10-13 23:17

U.S.-allied Kurds strike deal to bring Assad’s Syrian troops back into Kurdish areas

Washington Post - 2019-10-13 23:12
The deal between the Syrian Democratic Forces and the government of President Bashar al-Assad further dimmed the prospect of continued U.S. presence in Syria. ...

Kurds reach deal with Syrian government on troop deployment near Turkish border

E-Kurd - 2019-10-13 22:35
BEIRUT,— The Kurdish administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria on Sunday announced a deal with the Damascus government on a Syrian troop deployment near the border with Turkey to confront Ankara’s offensive. “In order to prevent and c ...

Syrian army enters Manbij in northern Aleppo governorate - TV

TASS - 2019-10-13 22:19
According to the Al Mayadeen, units of the Kurdish Self-Defense Forces let the government army move through their positions ...

Iraq Protests: Government Compensating Families of Victims

BAS News - 2019-10-13 21:09
ERBIL - Iraqi government said on Sunday that it has started compensating those families whose members were either killed or wounded during the recent public protests in the country. An official from the Council of Ministers told Iraqi media reports that ...

Syrian troops sent north to 'confront' Turkey over incursion, says state media A Kurdish official said a deal had been reached with the Syrian government, brokered by Russia October 13, 2019

The National AE - 2019-10-13 20:37

Syria live: Syrian government troops moving to north Syria to confront Turkish forces - The National

Thenational - 2019-10-13 20:29

Exclusive: Damascus, Kurdish-led SDF held talks at Russian airbase - Kurdish politician

Reuters - 2019-10-13 20:02
The Syrian government and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have been holding negotiations at a Russian airbase in Syria, a Syrian Kurdish politician told Reuters on Sunday, expressing hope for a deal that would halt a Turkish attack. ...

Germany's Merkel tells Erdogan to halt Syria offensive immediately

Reuters - 2019-10-13 16:14
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call on Sunday to bring to an immediate halt the military operation in northern Syria, a German government spokeswoman said. ...

PICTURES: Kurds Gather in Erbil to Rain Flowers over French Consulate

BAS News - 2019-10-13 15:26
ERBIL — Several dozens of Kurds gathered on Sunday to rain flowers over the French Consulate in Erbil, the capital city of Kurdistan Region. The symbolic move was organized to thank the French government and people for their support to the Kurdish people ...

Enviromentalist organisation condemned Turkish war against Rojava

ANF - 2019-10-13 08:12
Dozens of organizations working on ecological and democratic future condemned the war that the Turkish government has unilaterally called on Northeast Syria. ...

Turkish forces capture center of key Syrian border town

New York Post - 2019-10-12 20:17
Turkey’s military entered the key Syrian border town of Ras al Ain Saturday as its offensive against Kurdish fighters reached its fourth day despite rising international outcry and threats of US sanctions. The Turkish government claimed its forces and all ...

Germany suspends arms exports to Turkey

ANF - 2019-10-12 18:27
German government halt arms exports to Turkey. ...

Iran offers to mediate between Syrian Kurds, Turkey

Reuters - 2019-10-12 11:43
Iran offered on Saturday to engage Syrian Kurds, Syria's government and Turkey in talks to establish security along the Turkish-Syrian border following Turkey's military incursion into northern Syria to fight Kurdish forces. ...

Ecuador police hostage situation

BBC - 2019-10-12 02:15
Police officers released after being taken by indigenous demonstrators leading the protests against government austerity measures. ...

Trump Targets Turkish Economy, Government Officials With Possible Sanctions Over Syria Invasion - Mnuchin - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2019-10-12 02:02

Yemen’s separatists vow revenge for government assault on Aden – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-12 00:46

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan says federal government absolutely ready for Dorian [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-10-11 21:17

Spanish government vows to exhume Franco before election | KMTR

Nbc16 - 2019-10-11 19:49

Izquierda Unida expressed its "strongest condemnation" of Turkey

ANF - 2019-10-11 19:02
Izquierda Unida has expressed its "strongest condemnation" of the aggression launched by the Turkish autocratic government of Tayyip Erdogan in northern Syria, in what is nothing more than an "unilateral act of violence.” ...

Comisiones Obreras Catalunya condemns Turkish invasion

ANF - 2019-10-11 19:02
"We ask the public opinion, Catalan political forces, institutions to energically condemn the continued attacks carried out by the Turkish government on the civilians in Syria and against the Turkish democratic forces and trade unions rejecting the war." ...

KRG Preparing for Any Possible Exodus of Syrian Kurds: Official

BAS News - 2019-10-11 00:37
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government is making all preparations to take in Kurds escaping from the Syrian Kurdish areas after the start of the Turkish military operation in the area, said a Kurdish official. On Wednesday, the Turkish army together w ...

Widespread Protests Point to Iraq’s Cycle of Social Crisis

International Crisis Group - 2019-10-10 19:46
A surge in street protests in Iraq has left some 110 people dead and exposed a rift between the government and a population frustrated by poor governance, inadequate services and miserable living conditions. To avert further violence, the authorities and ...

President Barzani Meets Former Iraqi President Masoum

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-10 18:56
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 09 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with former Iraqi President, Dr. Fuad Masoum. President Barzani stressed the need for security and stability in Iraq and described the federal government’s decision to implement the ...
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