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Bihar encephalitis deaths reveal cracks in India healthcare

BBC - 2019-06-25 02:01
Doctors are scrambling to contain the outbreak, which has killed more than 150 children in a month. ...

Bangladesh train derailed killing at least five people

BBC - 2019-06-25 01:07
A passenger train derailed on a bridge in north-east Bangladesh, killing at least five people and injuring more than 100. ...

More than 270 election staff die following Indonesian elections

Irishtimes - 2019-06-23 00:19

Iraq has produced more than 408 million barrels of oil this year

Kurdiu - 2019-06-22 18:46

ICE confirms plans to arrest more than 2,040 undocumented family members in deportation raids beginning Sunday [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-06-22 09:45

Critically endangered vultures poisoned en masse in Botswana

BBC - 2019-06-22 00:22
Conservationists say the killing of more than 500 birds is one of the largest slaughters documented. ...

More than 70 million people uprooted in 2018: UNHCR

Kurdiu - 2019-06-19 22:12

Amid Rise of Xenophobes Like Trump, UN Report Shows World's Refugee Population Has Exploded to More Than 70 Million | Common Dreams News

Commondreams - 2019-06-19 20:58

More than 70 million people now fleeing conflict and oppression worldwide | Global development | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-06-19 19:12

Iraqi Kurdistan’s tourism makes $955 million revenue in 2018: tourism board

E-Kurd - 2019-06-19 14:37
Over 3 million tourists visited Iraqi Kurdistan in 2018, tourism board says HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan region’s General Board of Tourism said more than three million tourists had visited the region in 2018, bringing the reven ...

Popular demonstrations continue in Hong Kong

ANF - 2019-06-18 08:48
Demonstrations continue after more than two million people participated in the demonstration held on Sunday in the main streets of the Chinese city of Hong Kong. ...

To stop a virus, California has euthanized more than 1.2 million birds. Is it reckless or necessary? - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-06-14 16:58

More Turks’ asylum claims approved in Germany than Kurds

ANF - 2019-06-14 16:04
The chance that Turks will get their appeals for asylum approved has surpassed that of Kurds. In the first four months of the year, 5.9% of asylum seeking Kurds were approved, while the number rose to 81% for Turks. ...

FARC politician Santrich finally took his seat in Congress

ANF - 2019-06-13 12:49
After spending more than a year in jail, “without any evidence”, as he himself recalled, FARC former commander Jesus Santrich was formally sworn in in Colombia’s House of Representatives. ...

Indonesia: More than 270 election staff died from fatigue | News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-06-13 06:34

The UAE and Germany, partners in more than energy and trade - The National

Thenational - 2019-06-12 23:12

Erbil Security Forces Arrest Man in Possession of Over 4kg of Heroin

BAS News - 2019-06-12 16:16
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces in Erbil announced the capture of a drug dealer who had more than 4.1 kilograms of heroin in possession at the time of the raid. In an official press release, Erbil Directorate of Security Affairs said the man was original ...

Turkey has more to gain by talking to the PKK than by military aggression - The National

Thenational - 2019-06-10 16:11

Interview with the Turkish Roma musician ″Balik″ Ayhan Kucukboyaci: ″We Roma are more than just entertainers″ -

Qantara - 2019-06-09 08:07

More than 100 fighters killed in rebel counterattack near Syria's Idlib - The National

Thenational - 2019-06-08 15:59

Why scientists are searching the ocean for new drugs

Waar Media - 2019-06-08 14:14
WAAR_DUHOK The oceans cover more than two-thirds of Earth. As the adage goes, we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about the bottom of the ocean. The sea’s ability to transition from dark, explosive rage to serene, crystal-clear calm has ...

US more anti-abortion than other developed countries - global poll | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-06-07 23:31

More than half a million dunams of land have caught fire in Iraq

Rûdaw - 2019-06-07 15:57

Reyes car travelling over 220km/h - police

BBC - 2019-06-05 01:46
Former Arsenal winger Jose Antonio Reyes was driving at more than 135mph (220kmph) when he died in a car crash on Saturday, Spanish police have said. ...

More than 500 Turkish judges and prosecutors want cases heard by human rights court

Businesslive - 2019-06-03 16:13

Southern Iraq's religious tourism falls as Iranian wallets lighten

Rûdaw - 2019-06-02 13:41
There are more than a thousand hotels in both Najaf and Karbala ...

Worth more than a thousand months: Laylat al-Qadr in Erbil

Rûdaw - 2019-06-01 21:46
Laylat al-Qadr marks the anniversary of the first revelation of the Holy Quran ...

Turkish Airstrike Kills over 20 Livestock in Kurdistan Border Village

BAS News - 2019-06-01 14:42
ERBIL — Turkish warplanes once again shelled the border areas of Kurdistan Region, and killed more than 20 livestock of a Kurdish villager. Kirmanj Izzat, the Mayor of Soran, confirmed the report to BasNews and said the airstrike was carried out on Satur ...

Indonesia: More than 270 election staff died from overwork | News | DW | 28.04.2019

DW - 2019-06-01 06:09

More than 1,000 dunams of crops burn in Kirkuk

Gulan Media - 2019-05-31 22:16

More than 1,000 dunams of crops burn in Kirkuk

Rûdaw - 2019-05-31 15:53
"The Arabs residing in Palkana village set on fire the cropland ...

Yezidi Woman Freed from IS in Western Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-30 15:09
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces liberated another Kurdish Yezidi woman from the grip of Islamic State (IS) in western Iraq. The woman was reportedly abducted by IS back in 2014 when the jihadist group overran Sinjar and kidnapped more than 6,000 people fro ...

Erdogan could lose more than Istanbul in high-stakes electoral gamble

Al Monitor - 2019-05-30 12:22

Why Iran needs China to act on far more than oil imports

Al Monitor - 2019-05-30 03:07

Muslim theologian Farid Esack: More than just an "Israel critic" -

Qantara - 2019-05-30 02:58

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg: 'We apologise to the families'

BBC - 2019-05-30 00:47
Dennis Muilenburg gives his first interview since the two 737 Max crashes that killed more than 300 people. ...

Turkey owes more than €100 m in damages to Greek Cypriot enclaved and missing persons’ relatives, says Nicosia –

In Cyprus - 2019-05-28 12:14

Iran: TV slur of Prophet Mohammad’s wife has Sunnis up in arms

Rûdaw - 2019-05-27 23:15
The Shiite theocracy is home to more than ten million Sunni Muslims ...

Mustafi insists Arsenal defence deserves more credit

Waar Media - 2019-05-27 15:02
WAAR_DUHOK The Gunners have enjoyed a largely encouraging first season under Unai Emery, but their defending continues to be the subject of scrutiny. They conceded 51 goals in the Premier League in 2018-19 – more than all but two of the teams in the top ...

Erdogan seeks more help from Trump than he may be ready to give - Europe - Stripes

Stripes - 2019-05-26 10:37

Duhok: Only One Third of IDPs So Far Returned to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-25 15:13
ERBIL — Despite having declared the full victory over the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq for more than a year, only one third of the Iraqi IDPs in Kurdistan’s Duhok province have so far returned to their homes, an official said. After IS invaded a massive ar ...

Over 170 Children Still Missing Since Halabja Chemical Attack

BAS News - 2019-05-25 12:06
ERBIL — More than 170 children are yet to be found since they went missing during the Halabja chemical attack back in 1988, an official said. On 16th March 1988, the Baath regime attacked Halabja in Kurdistan with chemical weapons and killed over 5,000 i ...

What happens when women lawmakers are the majority?

BBC - 2019-05-25 01:27
Nevada is the first US state with more women legislators than men. It's affecting policy-making. ...

Kurds want Peshmerga, Asayesh return to Khanaqin due to crop burning

Rûdaw - 2019-05-24 13:50
Within the span of one week, more than 600 dunams of wheat ...

Rukban Camp in Syria: Over 350 Refugees Leave

BAS News - 2019-05-24 12:37
ERBIL - More than 350 refugees have left the camp of Rukban in Syria in one day only, Major General Viktor Kupchishin, chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Conflicting Sides in Syria, said on Thursday. Kupchishin pointed out that as many ...

An Opening for Internally Displaced Person Returns in Northern Myanmar

International Crisis Group - 2019-05-21 16:32
In 2011, fighting between Myanmar’s military and Kachin rebels displaced more than 100,000 people. Now they might be able to go home. The military and insurgents should both cease fire while the government arranges for the internally displaced persons’ s ...

Turkey has built more than 100 mosques abroad | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-21 15:30

War photographer Andy Spyra: more than just pictures

Qantara - 2019-05-20 21:18

US Military Convoy of 60 Vehicles Enters Iraq from Jordan: Source

BAS News - 2019-05-20 16:51
ERBIL — US forces have mobilized a large convoy of over 60 vehicles from Jordan into Iraq’s western province of Anbar where the largest US military base on Iraq’s territory is located, a military source from Anbar told BasNews. “More than 60 US military ...

Turkey jails more journalists than any other nation. Those in detention are all terrorists, Erdogan says.

PRI - 2019-05-20 00:55

Trump’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ Won’t Make Iran Yield

International Crisis Group - 2019-05-18 01:02
The one thing Tehran would find more intolerable than the crushing impact of sanctions is raising the white flag because of them. ...

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 ...

Why Diet and Exercise Are The Keys to The Healthy Life

Waar Media - 2019-05-16 19:24
WAAR_DUHOK 1. YOUR DIET IS YOUR FUEL Our bodies work like machines, and they need the proper fuel to perform their best. Looking at food as fuel means understanding more than carbs, fats, and protein. You have to be aware of the nutrients and added benef ...

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit The Maldives

Waar Media - 2019-05-15 15:27
WAAR_DUHOK The Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. It’s known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. The capital, Malé, has a busy fish marke ...

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 ...

Imam Jome of Naqadeh: The wedding ceremony should be held for less than three hours without dinner

Kurdpa - 2019-05-14 06:02
Kurdpa Agency: Imam Jome of Naqadeh in a letter warned the county's Culture and Guidance Office about holding wedding ceremonies for more than three hours. ...

Clashes in northwest Syria kill more than 40 fighters: monitor

Rûdaw - 2019-05-14 00:52
Russian and regime aircraft bombarded the area on Monday, while they also hit southern parts of the jihadist stronghold, said the Britain-based war monitor. ...

[WATCH]: Remnants of 2,500-Year-Old City Discovered in Iraq Accidentally

BAS News - 2019-05-13 11:34
ERBIL — People in an area north to Mosul in Iraq have accidentally found the remnants of a city from more than 2,500 years ago. Media activists and archeologists shared a video on Facebook purportedly showing a wall with carved figures near Faida distric ...

Could a computer game help you cut down on sugar?

Waar Media - 2019-05-12 17:34
WAAR_DUHOK Some records indicate the people in the U.S. consume, on average, about 57 pounds (almost 26 kilograms) of added sugar per person per year. This is significantly more than the quantity indicated as safe in official guidelines, such as those is ...

‘EU needs Turkey more than Turkey needs EU’ - Erdoğan | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-11 06:15

Iraq: Over 500 IS Foreign Insurgents Tried Since 2018

BAS News - 2019-05-08 22:48
ERBIL - More than 500 insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) have so far been tried in Iraq since the beginning of 2018, the Supreme Court has revealed. The court explained in a statement that it had tried a total of 514 IS members, including both men and ...

DNO Reports First Quarter 2019 Results, Plans to More Than Double Spending

Yahoo - 2019-05-08 10:11

With sanctions aiming to sink Iran, tourism is soaring: state media

Rûdaw - 2019-05-08 02:26
State media announced tourism is up by more than 50% this year ...

More than 150,000 displaced in northwest Syria in one week: UN

Gulan Media - 2019-05-07 21:21

10 Fast Foods You Can Eat on a Low-Carb Diet

Waar Media - 2019-05-06 13:02
WAAR_DUHOK 1. Sub in a tub Submarine sandwiches are very high in carbs. A typical sub has at least 50 grams of carbs, most of which come from the bun. Ordering your sub “in a tub” (in a bowl or container), rather than on a bun, can save you more than 40 ...

UN Envoy Visits Sinjar, Urges Efforts for IDP's Safe Return

BAS News - 2019-05-04 11:32
ERBIL (UNAMI) — Although the military defeat of Da’esh in Iraq was announced in December 2017, more than 1.6 million Iraqis remain displaced. With that alarming statistic in mind, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Ira ...

In Turkey, PKK Weakened but Vows to Step Up Attacks in Spring

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-05-04 00:07
According to statements issued by the Turkish government in early 2019, more than 10,000 Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters have been ‘neutralized’ since the end of the so-called ceasefire between the two sides in the summer of 2015, and only 700 fig ...

Iraqi Kurdistan ‘repaid’ over $1 billion in loans: KRG finance minister

E-Kurd - 2019-05-03 12:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has repaid several separate loans worth of more than $1 million, Finance and Economy Minister Rebaz Hamlan said on Thursday. During a meeting with a delegation from the Fre ...

Iraq Generated Over $7 Billion from April Oil Exports

BAS News - 2019-05-02 16:23
ERBIL — Oil exports from Iraqi oilfields in the month of April generated more than $7 billion for Baghdad, Oil Ministry said on Wednesday. Iraq exported 3.47 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) in April, which made the export just under 104 million, AP ...

Venezuela crisis: Protesters gather after Guaidó call

BBC - 2019-05-02 00:07
The opposition says protests will go on "with more strength than ever" a day after violent clashes. ...

More than 9,000 foreign IS relatives in Syria camp: Kurdish official

Yahoo - 2019-05-01 19:27

Jewish Books Disappear from Sulaymaniyah Library: Report

BAS News - 2019-04-30 14:52
ERBIL — Multiple reports have claimed that more than 200 books related to Judaism have disappeared from Sulaymaniyah central library in the past ten days. The reports said the missing books were in different languages, including Hebrew, Turkish, German a ...

Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has more PR advisors than a Hollywood actor | The Independent

Independent - 2019-04-30 13:23

Guerrillas write letter to hunger strikers in South Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-04-29 13:02
Guerrillas sent a letter to hunger strikers in South Kurdistan, Fadile Tok, Nasır Yağız and Herêm Mehmud, saying; “We are closer to victory more than ever. Victory is ours.” ...

‘They Lack More Ear Than Mouth’ – Neymar Criticises Young PSG Team-Mates

Waar Media - 2019-04-28 23:44
WAAR_DUHOK Neymar urged his younger team-mates to listen to the experienced members of the Paris Saint-Germain squad as the superstar voiced his displeasure after a forgettable night in the Coupe de France final. Rennes won the Coupe de France 6-5 on pen ...

Spring in Amed through ANF lenses

ANF - 2019-04-28 16:11
With the arrival of spring, there are more than 250 bird species in the Hewsel Gardens, where colourful and beautiful floral scents conquest the air. ...

The Risks of Maximising Pressure on Iran

International Crisis Group - 2019-04-25 12:21
The Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran is more likely to fuel resistance and retaliation than capitulation. Washington should heed past lessons lest it provokes a new nuclear crisis or a regional escalation. ...

More civilians now killed by US, Afghan forces than by insurgents: UN

Gulan Media - 2019-04-25 08:13

UN: More civilians killed by Afghan forces than Taliban

BBC - 2019-04-25 03:18
The agency says, for first time, Afghan and international forces killed the most civilians this year. ...

EU: Governments’ debt reaches $14.6T in 2018

Waar Media - 2019-04-24 10:42
WAAR_DUHOK The government debt rose by more than 1% to reach €12.7 trillion ($14.3 trillion) year-on-year in 2018 in the EU28, the bloc’s statistic authority announced on Tuesday. The highest amount of government debts were posted by Italy and France wit ...

For 3rd straight year, Turkey jailed more journalists than any other country: Report - ABC News

GO - 2019-04-23 12:37

Sri Lankan bombers were 'more than amateurs,' says Stratfor [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-04-23 10:28

Trump: Saudi Arabia will 'more than make up' for decrease in Iran oil purchases | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-04-22 17:08

Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka - The Monitor

Themonitor - 2019-04-22 09:52

Sri Lanka explosions: Churches and hotels targeted

BBC - 2019-04-22 01:37
More than 200 people have been killed, and hundreds of others injured, after several blasts in Colombo, police say. ...

Sri Lanka attacks: Country under curfew after bomb attacks kill 200

BBC - 2019-04-22 00:20
More than 200 people were killed in eight bomb blasts targeting churches and hotels. ...

Bombs kill more than 200 in Sri Lankan churches, hotels on ...

Trust - 2019-04-22 00:15

Sri Lanka explosions: State media says at least 129 dead, more than 500 wounded on Easter [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-04-21 23:19

Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

Gulan Media - 2019-04-21 22:16

'In every way, this is more significant than Watergate': House Intel Chairman Schiff [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-04-21 21:35

Legal expert: Mueller report is more complicated than "no collusion, no obstruction" [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-04-21 15:58

India’s Top 8 Adventure Travel Destinations

Waar Media - 2019-04-21 13:23
WAAR_DUHOK Go from Shimla to Leh by motorcycle There is hardly anything more adventurous than conquering the Himalayas on the back of a bike. Leh is among the most beautiful places in the world, but the road leading to eat is equally gorgeous! Hop on a b ...

Best Fantasy Worlds Ever Created

Waar Media - 2019-04-20 20:55
WAAR_DUHOK Westeros George R.R. Martin created what’s probably the most popular fantasy world at the moment. With the last season of Game of Thrones upon us, people are more willing than ever to dive into the depths of Westeros one last time. The Star Wa ...

195,000 Suspected Cholera Cases In Yemen iIn 2019: NGO

Waar Media - 2019-04-20 14:42
WAAR_DUHOK At least 195,000 suspected cases of cholera have been registered in Yemen since Jan. 1 of this year, while more than 3,000 people have died of the disease since 2016, according to an international aid NGO. “Some 195,000 people are suspected to ...

KDP, Gorran to Hold “Decisive” Meeting on New Government

BAS News - 2019-04-20 12:26
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) are expected to meet during the coming week and hold “decisive” talks on the formation of the new government, a lawmaker said. The meeting will come after more than six months since th ...

Flu may be a factor in many kidney failure deaths

Waar Media - 2019-04-18 11:39
WAAR_DUHOK Seasonal flu and other respiratory infections may be especially dangerous for kidney failurepatients, researchers say. A new study found that influenza-like illnesses likely contribute to more than 1 000 deaths among kidney failure patients in ...

Basra: Tribal Dispute Sends 500 Traffic Police Officers Home

BAS News - 2019-04-18 11:25
ERBIL — General Directorate of Basra Traffic Police has issued obligatory leave for more than 500 officers from two different tribes who are in disputes. A source from Basra Traffic Police told BasNews that the two tribes clashed in April, and their disp ...

Turkish prosecutor demands up to more than 9 years in jail for veteran journalist | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-04-18 07:09

Prime Minister Barzani’s statement on thirty-first anniversary of Anfal genocide campaign

KRG-Spain - 2019-04-17 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani made a statement on the thirty-first anniversary of the Anfal genocide campaign. Below is the text of Prime Minister Barzani’s statement: Once again, after more than 30 yea ...

London: More than 100 held in climate change protests

Kurdiu - 2019-04-16 21:59

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