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Arab coalition: Operations in Yemen aimed at pressuring Houthis to accept political solution | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-01-16 02:23

Ivanka Trump Is Either ‘Criminally Stupid Or Criminally Ignorant’ In Email Scandal, Political Strategist Says

Yahoo - 2019-01-15 20:54

Lebanon: Between a political rock and an economic hard place | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-01-15 15:41

45 French MPs issue call for Rojava

ANF - 2019-01-15 13:47
MPs from various political factions in France have issued a call for President Emmanuel Macron against the Turkish state threats of invasion against Rojava and said, “Let us not allow the massacre of our Kurdish allies”. ...

No #MAGA hats, no #Resist mugs: Federal employees warned against political speech at work

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-01-15 13:20

13 people detained in Ercis district of Van

ANF - 2019-01-15 12:47
The Turkish regime's political genocide operations against the Kurdish population continue. ...

Turkey Criticizes US Support of New ‘Syria's Future’ Political Party

Voanews - 2019-01-15 12:01

Obama trashes Trump’s 'political darkness' over shouting protesters at Florida rally

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-01-15 10:53

Sinn Fein: stop isolation against Ocalan

ANF - 2019-01-15 08:20
The Mid Ulster MP said: "This policy of isolation against Abdullah Ocalan must end and he must be released immediately along with all Kurdish political prisoners." ...

PM Barzani, French FM Discuss Politics Across Iraq

BAS News - 2019-01-14 21:45
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani received on Monday evening French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss the latest political developments in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. During the meeting, PM Barzani and the French official also ...

French Communist Party calls on Europe to act

ANF - 2019-01-14 21:35
“We vow to defend political prisoners in Turkey, and reiterate our total solidarity with them and all the people who are demanding peace and democracy in Turkey," said the Communist Party of France. ...

Erdogan Accuses US of 'Political Coup Attempt'

Voanews - 2019-01-14 19:28

KDP and PUK Hold Meeting in Erbil about new Government Formation

Waar Media - 2019-01-14 18:41
Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) held a high-level meeting in Kurdistan capital Erbil on Monday; to discuss the formation of the new government. “KDP and PUK political Bureaus headed by Kurdistan PM Nechirvan Barzan ...

French FM Arrived in Baghdad

Waar Media - 2019-01-14 16:29
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in Baghdad for talks with senior Iraqi and Kurdish officials. French FM Jean-Yves Le Drian headed a political delegation arrived in Baghdad today, and it is expected that he will meet Iraqi PM Adel Abdul ...

Raqqa's reconstruction squeezed by a political vice | Jordan Times

Jordantimes - 2019-01-14 02:27

55 trainees joined the Martyr (Znar) course in the Martyr (Syamed) academy.

SDF Press - 2019-01-13 22:03
News center_ on Sunday, the academy of Martyr Syamed started its 7th round for the military disciplinary course, where, it included 55 members , titled the (martyr Znar), however it will continue for 2 months where the members will receive political and c ...

Syrian government seeks ‘intensified’ talks with Kurds: official

E-Kurd - 2019-01-13 19:21
DAMASCUS,— The Syrian government hopes dialogue with Syrian Kurdish groups will intensify, a minister said on Sunday, signaling support for talks the Kurds hope will lead to a political deal between two of the main players in the multi-sided war. The Kur ...

Thousands marched in the Basque country for political prisoners

ANF - 2019-01-13 18:09
The main demands of the march were that the prisoners are brought to jails in the Basque country and the release of ill prisoners. ...

UK Urges Sooner Formation of New Government in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-01-13 16:55
ERBIL - The UK government has urged the Kurdish political parties to rush in forming the next Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), urging them to "put their differences to one side." "It’s time for the political parties to put their differences to one si ...

KDP security still holding six PUK members in Erbil, says party

Rûdaw - 2019-01-13 13:35
Erbil security denied they are holding any persons on 'political' grounds ...

The cost of deriding political equality - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus Mail - 2019-01-13 13:06

KNK-Rojava working for Kurdish national unity

ANF - 2019-01-13 11:36
The 5-people committee established by initiative of the Executive Committee of KNK-Rojava, is holding talks about the importance of the national unity with all Kurdish political parties. ...

Iran and Iraq hail energy cooperation as US reins in sanction waivers

Rûdaw - 2019-01-12 19:26
Iraq is a close economic and political ally of both the US and Iran ...

KDP to Visit Other Parties This Week on Cabinet Formation

BAS News - 2019-01-12 11:20
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is planning the third round of talks with other Kurdish political parties this week to discuss the formation of a new government. According to Firsat Sofi, a member of KDP’s negotiating delegation, the leading par ...

KRG salaries to be guaranteed in Iraq budget, not political tool: MPs

Rûdaw - 2019-01-12 09:17
The budget bill also allocates funds for Article 140 ...

The Middle East: Should We Give Up?

International Crisis Group - 2019-01-11 17:26
Middle Eastern states are undergoing a profound social and political transformation in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings and the civil wars these sprouted. Crisis Group's Joost Hiltermann, Program Director for the Middle East and North Africa, discusse ...

Baghdad deploys special forces in Kirkuk as Kurdish flag raised over political party HQ — RT Newsline

RT - 2019-01-11 15:47

Pompeo’s Kurdistan visit shows U.S. supports parties with own militias: analyst

E-Kurd - 2019-01-11 14:33
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid an unannounced visit to Iraqi Kurdistan Region on Wednesday, but his meeting with a party political leader in Erbil led some to question whether the US was undermining its own ...

Iraq deploys special forces in Kirkuk after Kurdistan flag raising

E-Kurd - 2019-01-10 18:52
KIRKUK, northern Iraq,— Iraqi special forces deployed Thursday in Kirkuk after the raising of the Kurdish flag over a political party headquarters revived tensions more than a year after Baghdad seized the disputed northern city. Iraq’s counter-terrorism ...

Kurdish parties should form an opposition in Iraqi Kurdistan parliament: Othman

E-Kurd - 2019-01-10 15:09
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A broadly-based opposition should be formed in Iraqi Kurdistan Region by parties who have disagreements with the two ruling parties, said a Kurdish figure. Political figure Dr. Mahmoud Othman said the parties that are ...

Masoud Barzani meets Kurdish National Council delegation

Waar Media - 2019-01-10 14:58
Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) President Masoud Barzani; met with a Kurdish National Council (ENKS) delegation today to discuss the latest political and security developments. “President Masoud Barzani met with ENKS’s delegation, they discussed the lat ...

A Kurdish politician has been detained at Košice airport. Will he be sent to Iran to be executed?

Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu - 2019-01-10 13:56
On Tuesday 8th January, Kurdish politician Brahram Samani was detained at the airport in Košice, Eastern Slovakia. Samani is running away from political persecution in Iran. He managed to cross the border to Turkey where he obtained a false Slovenian pass ...

Orchestrated media, political campaign to damage Saudi-US ties, says analyst - Al Arabiya English

Alarabiya - 2019-01-10 12:58

Syrian Kurdish Delegation Meets with Barzani

BAS News - 2019-01-10 12:29
ERBIL — A delegation from the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) met with Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) President Masoud Barzani. The Delegation briefed the prominent Kurdish leader on the latest political and security developments across the Syri ...

Germany, France to deepen cooperation with new treaty

Waar Media - 2019-01-10 11:05
The German government approved on Wednesday the signing of a new treaty with France to deepen political, economic and security cooperation between the two countries. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman told a news conference in Berlin that the new treat ...

Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi orders Kurdistan flags lowered in Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2019-01-09 21:02
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi ordered Wednesday that all Kurdistan flags used by Iraqi Kurds flying on buildings belonging to political parties in Kirkuk be lowered, according to a statement released by his office. Abdul Mahdi said that ...

A Lesson from Syria: US Military, Political Goals Must Align :: Middle East Forum

Meforum - 2019-01-09 07:49

Continued Arrest of Political and Environmental Activists in Kurdistan: Former Deputy of Kurdistan Branch of National Unity Party Arrested

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-09 02:00
Following further arrest of Kurdish activists in various cities of Kurdistan, Zanyar Zamiran, a former deputy of the Kurdistan branch of National Unity Party was arrested and transferred to the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre. Kurdistan Human Ri ...

Iraqi PM Sends Names of Ministerial Nominees to Political Parties

BAS News - 2019-01-08 22:02
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi has sent the names of the remaining three ministerial nominees to the political parties instead of the Parliament presidency. Abdul-Mahdi at his weekly press conference pointed out that he wants the political parties to ...

Dutch FM Says Iran Involved in Two Political Assassinations

Gulan Media - 2019-01-08 18:22

KDP-PUK Postpone their Tuesday’s Meeting

Waar Media - 2019-01-08 17:53
The expected meeting between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Tuesday has been postponed. “KDP and PUK Political Bureau will meet tomorrow in Erbil to discuss the acceleration steps of the new government ...

Dutch FM Says Iran Involved in Two Political Assassinations

BAS News - 2019-01-08 14:40
ERBIL — Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok said Iranian intelligence service were involved in at least two assassinations of political oppositions in the Netherlands. The Dutch intelligence service “has strong indications that Iran was involved in the assa ...

12 people including HDP members detained in Ankara

ANF - 2019-01-08 10:59
The Turkish regime’s political genocide operations against the Kurdish people and opposition circles continue. ...

Is Erdoğan’s latest Syria incursion a political move? | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-01-08 09:53

People met to discuss political situation

ANF - 2019-01-08 08:28
Meetings are an important feature of the Democratic Nation project and one being implemented at length. ...

Human shield action in Manbij reached day 6

ANF - 2019-01-08 07:46
Activists and visitors exchange comments and views about the political and military developments in the region. ...

Sakine, Fidan and Leyla remembered in Italy

ANF - 2019-01-07 23:02
The cities of Roma, Bologna and Cosenza, in Italy, are organising events to remember the three Kurdish women political activists massacred in Paris. ...

Three Iraq delegations pay secret visits to Israel: reports

Rûdaw - 2019-01-07 21:18
15 senior political and religious figures have reportedly visited the Jewish state ...

Tuesday's KDP-PUK Meeting Postponed

BAS News - 2019-01-07 20:49
ERBIL - Tuesday's expected meeting between the two Kurdish major political parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), has been postponed at the request by the latter. Kurdistan24 cited a source, who spoke on ...

Kurdish PM, US Consul General Discuss Politics, Security in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-01-07 20:08
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani received on Monday US Consul General in Erbil Steven Fagin to discus the latest political and security affairs in the Kurdistan Region. During the meeting the pair had talks on the bilateral relations between ...

Kurdish parties form election alliance under the umbrella of HDP

ANF - 2019-01-07 16:24
Kurdish political parties that have formed an election alliance under the umbrella of the HDP pointed to the importance of national unity. ...

Barzani Receives Falih Fayadh in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-01-07 14:51
ERBIL — Kurdish influential leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Monday the Iraqi National Security Advisor and leader of Ata Movement, Falih Fayadh. The pair reviewed the latest political and security developments ...

10 people including 6 minors taken into custody in Amed

ANF - 2019-01-07 11:37
10 people including 6 children were taken under custody after hause raids in Amed as part of the Turkish regime’s ongoing political genocide operation against the Kurdish population. ...

Brexit: The Uncivil War – four political insiders give their verdicts | Television & radio | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-01-06 23:16

Rojava perestroika: Is the PYD really lifting its ban on political rivals?

Rûdaw - 2019-01-06 20:32
The enclave has entered a new period of uncertainty ...

Iran-Saudi Rivalry: Sectarian or Political? - Modern Diplomacy

Moderndiplomacy - 2019-01-06 20:03

PUK political Bureau meets about new KRG new government formation

Waar Media - 2019-01-06 19:01
PUK political Bureau’s meetings about the new KRG new government formation continue. “Today PUK political Bureau headed by PUK Secretary General Kosrat Rasul Ali have met today in Sulaimani, the Bureau have discussed the new government formation and prep ...

Kurdish Parties to Resume Government Formation Talks This Week

BAS News - 2019-01-06 10:07
ERBIL — Leading Kurdish political parties are set to meet this week and continue negotiations on the next government in Kurdistan Region. According to Blind Ismail, a member of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership, his party will visit Patriotic U ...

Autonomous Administration met all affiliated offices

ANF - 2019-01-06 09:54
The meeting focused on the latest political developments in northern and eastern Syria. ...

Six Activists Summoned and Interrogated by Mahabad Intelligence Office

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-06 02:01
Following the pressure from Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence on Kurdish political and civil activists, 6 media and environmental activists from Mahabad were summoned by this security agency and released after several hours of interrogation. “On Saturday, D ...

Kurdish Political Prisoners on a One-day Symbolic Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Kurdish political Prisoners in Turkey

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-06 02:01
A group of Kurdish political prisoners in prisons in Orumiyeh, Khoy, Tabriz and Kashmar published a statement in which they declared their solidarity with Leyla Guven, the detained co-chair of the Democratic Society Party in Turkey, and 91 other political ...

RTL Today - Selahattin Demirtas: Kurdish leader tells Turkish court he is a 'political hostage'

RTL - 2019-01-05 22:35

KDP delegation meets today

Waar Media - 2019-01-05 16:41
KDP delegation met today, and set schedule of this week’s meetings. “KDP delegation of new government formation met today in Erbil, and set the schedule of this round’s meetings; as the delegation is expected to meet with political parties next few days, ...

5 people including DBP administrator detained in Istanbul

ANF - 2019-01-05 14:45
Political genocide operations of the Turkish regime continue uninterrupted. ...

A lesson from Syria: US military, political goals must align | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-01-05 13:38

Kurdish political prisoners in Iran on solidarity hunger strike

ANF - 2019-01-05 12:24
Political prisoners of the KODAR and PJAK in the Islamic Republic of Iran's prisons have gone on a symbolic hunger strike in solidarity with Kurdish prisoners and politicians in North Kurdistan, Turkey and Europe. ...

Abadi's bloc deny reports of his flight from Baghdad

Rûdaw - 2019-01-05 12:20
"It is part of a campaign to promote foreign agendas and part of cheap political rivalry practiced by irresponsible actors.” ...

Catalan Republic leaders on trial

ANF - 2019-01-04 12:00
12 Catalan political and social leaders are on trial for their political responsibility in the unilateral declaration of the independent Catalan Republic, at the beginning of November of the year 2017. ...

Sudan… 22 parties call for Omer al-Bashir to resign

Waar Media - 2019-01-02 17:28
A number of Sudanese political parties formed a new coalition demanding Sudan president Omer al-Bashir to submit his resignation, and reform the government and parliament. 22 Sudanese political parties formed a new coalition named” National Front for Cha ...

Syria opposition outraged as regime cements comeback

Rûdaw - 2019-01-02 15:55
Opposition is 'orphaned' as Assad secures military, political comeback ...

Parties eligible for the election in Turkey announced

ANF - 2019-01-02 15:13
The Supreme Board of Elections has announced the political parties eligible to participate in the local elections. ...

KDP Aims to Conclude Government Formation Talks Next Week

BAS News - 2019-01-02 12:34
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is planning to conclude the negotiations with other political factions on forming the new government by next week, an official said. “We, as the KDP, hope to conclude the talks to form the new cabinet and elect a ...

US and Egypt agree to continue cooperation in Syria, Yemen, Libya

ANF - 2019-01-02 12:33
The two leaders discussed the latest developments in the Middle East and the joint efforts to restore stability in the region in order to reach political solutions to the current crises, especially in Libya, Syria and Yemen. ...

Committee to unite Kurdish political parties formed in Rojava

ANF - 2019-01-02 11:58
KNK Rojava branch established a committee to unite all Kurdish political parties against the threats of occupation against North and East Syria. ...

Amid major political shake-ups, Netanyahu’s Likud Party is solid

Noqreport - 2019-01-02 09:54

Call for Papers: Workshop on Political and Military Histories of Russian-Kurdish Relations (19th-21st Centuries)

Kurdish Studies Network - 2019-01-01 00:15
Moscow, 10-11 June 2019 The involvement of Kurdish forces during the Crimean War inaugurated the political and military encounter of Russians and Kurds between Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Since then, these relations have formed an important and di ...

Afghan presidential polls delayed for 3 months

Waar Media - 2018-12-31 10:06
The landmark Afghan presidential elections were delayed on Sunday for at least three months amid political wrangling and proposed peace talks in the war-ravaged country. Gulajan Abdulbadi Sayaad, chairman for the Independent Election Commission, said the ...

Kirkuk Political Parties Met in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-12-30 19:59
WAAR_DUHOK On the Kurdistan Political Party (KDP) request, the majority of Kirkuk political parties are in a meeting in Erbil “On the request of KDP, Kirkuk political parties have met in Erbil; in order to discuss Kirkuk city’s situation,” reported Waar ...

Raids and detention in Adana and Amed

ANF - 2018-12-30 16:57
AKP regime's political genocide operations continue. ...

New Iraqi Education Minister Resigns

Waar Media - 2018-12-30 16:23
WAAR_DUHOK Iraq’s newly-appointed Education Minister Shaima’ al-Hayali submitted her resignation on Saturday; after an allegation that her elder brother has ties with the ISIS. “I am an independent Iraqi woman, and I have never worked with any political ...

Iraqi PM Demands Parliament to Delay Vote on Two Key Ministers

BAS News - 2018-12-30 11:29
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has called on the parliament to delay the vote on the position of the ministers of interior and defense. The two positions have been the main points of disagreement between the political factions at the legis ...

20 people detained in Ceylanpınar

ANF - 2018-12-30 11:25
Political genocide operations continue uninterrupted. ...

Continued Pressure on the Kurdish Political Prisoner by Ministry of Intelligence and Khoy Prison Authorities

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-12-30 02:00
Zeynab Jalalian, a Kurdish political prisoner sentenced to life imprisonment, was once again deprived of weekly visits with her family by the Ministry of Intelligence. Meanwhile, Khoy Prison authorities still deny her access to the necessary medical care. ...

Hadi al-Amiri to BasNews: New Iraqi Cabinet Will be Concluded Soon

BAS News - 2018-12-29 20:11
ERBIL - Head of Fatih Coalition, Hadi al-Amiri, has stated that the new Iraqi government will be concluded in the near future. The ministries of justice, interior, and defense have so far remained vacant due to disputes among the political parties over t ...

Kurdish political prisoner Jalalian banned from weekly meeting

ANF - 2018-12-29 12:03
Zeinab Jalalian, a Kurdish political prisoner sentenced to life imprisonment, was once again banned from the weekly meeting by Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence. Also, Khoy Prison officials have denied her access to necessary medicine. ...

Masoud Barzani: Iraqi court ruling against Kirkuk council head ‘purely political’

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-27 17:34

Masrour Barzani, UN's New Envoy Discuss Political, Security Affairs Across Iraq

BAS News - 2018-12-27 15:54
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, received on Thursday the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq's (UNAMI) new envoy, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, for talks on the security and political affairs across t ...

Ribwar Talabani: The verdict issued against me is political

Kurdiu - 2018-12-27 15:48

Political genocide operations in Izmir: 7 detentions

ANF - 2018-12-27 12:09
Several people have been detained in house raids against HDP administrators and members as part of the political genocide operations. ...

Gorran Expects PUK Initiative for a New Deal: Ex-Lawmaker

BAS News - 2018-12-26 12:47
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) is expecting an initiative by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) for a new political agreement, which Gorran will most likely refuse, said a former lawmaker. Political tensions remain tense between the two Kurdish ...

Mapuche community demands justice

ANF - 2018-12-26 09:14
The assassination by Chilean Carabineros of the young Mapuche Camilo Catrillanca on 14 November continues to provoke political and social reactions. ...

Trump's Syria withdrawal: A political distraction inspired by Obama, loved by Putin

Noqreport - 2018-12-26 03:05

A Kurdish Political Prisoner Deprived of Medical Treatment at Orumiyeh Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-12-26 02:00
Prison authorities still refuse to transfer Hassan Peyghami, a Kurdish political prisoner detained at Orumiyeh Central Prison, to the hospital despite the advice of prison’s doctors. A reliable source has told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) that Ha ...

People of Raqqa: We will defend the lands we liberated to the end

ANF - 2018-12-25 14:40
Syrian Democratic Council (MSD) held a series of meetings in villages of Raqqa to assess the political and military developments in the region. ...

Solidarity with Leyla Guven before her hearing

ANF - 2018-12-25 10:00
Peace in Kurdistan Campaign said: "We stand in solidarity with you in your principled stand against the violation of the most basic rights of the Kurdish people and their political representatives by the Turkish state." ...

Iraqi parliament approves two more cabinet nominees

Waar Media - 2018-12-25 09:25
Two cabinet nominees proposed by Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi won votes of confidence from Iraq’s parliament Monday. Two cabinet portfolios still remain in limbo, however, amid ongoing differences between the country’s leading political forces. In a M ...

Season’s Greetings from Peace in Kurdistan

Kurdistantribune - 2018-12-24 22:28
Peace in Kurdistan Campaign for a political solution of the Kurdish Question Email: Contacts: Estella Schmid 020 7586 5892 & Melanie Gingell – Tel: 020 7272 7890 Patrons: John Austin, Christine Blow ...

Baghdad Rejects Reports Claiming US Asked to Deploy Forces to Syria

BAS News - 2018-12-24 21:52
ERBIL - Iraqi Ministry of Defense rejected on Monday the reports claiming that Washington has asked Baghdad to deploy soldiers to northeastern Syria to replace the US troops. Earlier on Monday, Sky News cited a "political source" as claiming that US Secr ...

Raqqa MSD: We want a political solution for Syria

ANF - 2018-12-24 10:22
“Our people fought against DAESH to secure the freedom of the city and the SDF are still fighting against DAESH.” ...

US Aware Daesh Still Present 'Near the Iraqi Border' - Political Analyst - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2018-12-24 07:08

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