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Resistance of Age leads a meeting to explain political developments

ANHA - 2018-02-21 11:30
The co-chair of the Executive Council of the Democratic Civil Administration of al-Tabqa area, Shayar Mohammad, attributed the steadfastness of the forces defending Afrin and the resistance of its people to the cohesion of the people in Afrin canton, nort ...

Zaniar and Loghman Moradi Condemned to death

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2018-02-21 09:32
KMMK: Zaniar and Loghman Moradi, two political prisoners were arrested on July 11, 2009 by security forces in Marivan city; on December 1, 2010, he was tried in Branch 15 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court and charged with moharebeh through membership in a ...

Four Kurdish Political Prisoners on Death Row in Iran/ Report

Roji Kurd - 2018-02-21 02:16
The Number of Kurdish Political Prisoners, who are in dangerous to be executed in Iran is more than 18 person, but in this report we are trying to introduce Four of them shortely. Hedayat Abdullapour, Ramin Hossainpanahi, Zaniar Moradi and Loukman Moradi, ...

Winning the Post-ISIS Battle for Iraq in Sinjar

International Crisis Group - 2018-02-20 16:38
Though the Islamic State (ISIS) is beaten in Iraq, the battle for the country’s political soul is not over. Baghdad should act to restore local governance in Sinjar, where ISIS terrorised the local community, and encourage the district’s displaced people ...

Gaza’s economy is about to collapse

ANHA - 2018-02-20 11:28
MUSTAFA AL-DAHDOUH GAZA – The crisis between the Palestinian political parties and Israel’s control of exports and imports through the crossings has paralyzed Gaza’s economic sector and raised prices. Gaza Strip has been under siege for 11 years. Israel c ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Tries to Build Local Government in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-02-19 11:12
ERBIL - Conflicts between the Iraqi Special Operations Forces and the militias of the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi have arisen since the Hashd al-Shaabi tries to build a local government in Iraq and intervene in the political process.According to Al-Ar ...

Sanandaj: 2year prison sentence for a Kurdish civilian activist

Roji Kurd - 2018-02-18 01:52
The issuance of a prison sentence for civil and political activists with starting of the anti-government protests in Iran has been more pronounce. Roji Kurd: “Two years prison has been sentenced for a Kurdish civil activist from Sanandaj”, according to th ...

Shi'ite Factions Dominate Political Process in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-02-17 21:07
ERBIL — A Sunni lawmaker in the Iraqi council of representatives said that the Shi'ite factions have control over the political process in Iraq. According to a statement released on Saturday by Baghdad Today, the Shi’ite Arab Factions have control over a ...

A Week of Transitions in Africa: Will Togo be Next?

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-02-17 01:09
Corruption allegations and political unrest in Africa have too often prompted halfhearted concessions or constitutional tweaking by strongmen bent on staying in power. But the past week’s two notable counterpoints are only the latest in a string of surpr ...

Syrian war is still in its outset , no one has yet surrendered

ANHA - 2018-02-16 13:26
NEWS DESK-The Iranian writer and journalist Amir Taheri said that the idea fixed in the minds of various political and diplomatic circles in the west at the current time that the war in Syria has reached a peak, and that it is time for all to focus effort ...

Contradictions in Russian statements , actions towards Kurds in Syria

ANHA - 2018-02-13 13:58
NEWS DESK- In a clear contradiction between Russian statements and actions towards the Kurds in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that there can be no political settlement of the Syrian crisis without the Kurds, at a time allowing the Tur ...

A Kurdish Political Prisoner Exiled to Ardabil Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-02-12 02:01
On Thursday, February 08, A political prisoner held at Central Prison of Ardabil was exiled to Orumiyeh Central Prison after the verdict was finalised by the Supreme Court. “Siddiq Eini, a political prisoner who had been previously sentenced to 10 years i ...

Abadi Plays for Time with KRG

BAS News - 2018-02-10 20:40
ERBIL — A political commentator has said that Haider al-Abadi, the Iraqi PM, is playing with time in resolving the political disputes between Baghdad and Erbil. "The issues between the two sides are no longer constitutional, but they are political, and B ...

Week in Brief: Abolish Death Penalty

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-02-10 02:00
The “Week in brief” by Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) is a weekly review of the most important human rights news and developments from and about Iran’s Kurdish areas. Campaign urges Iran abolish death penalty for Kurdish political prisoners A group ...

Baghdad Should Be Stopped Eroding Kurdistan’s Authority

E-Kurd - 2018-02-08 18:37
Dr. Mohammed M.A. Ahmed | Exclusive to Ekurd.net It was a breath of fresh air to learn that Kurdistan Region’s political parties have finally put aside their differences and have started serving their people’s interests. Kurdish politicians should draw a ...

Iraq’s Commission Extends Electoral Registration

BAS News - 2018-02-08 16:58
ERBIL — The Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission extended the deadline for electoral registration since only very few number of candidates have been registered by the political factions. "The deadline for registering the candidates by the factions ...

79 organisations urge UN to stop Turkey’s attack on Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-02-08 12:39
WAAR-DUHOK: 79 political organisations and NGO’s urged United Nations to stop Turkey’s attack on Afrin. The organizations that came together under Platform to Protect Afrin, urged UN to stop Turkey’s massacres and crimes against humanity in Afrin ahead o ...

EU deeply worried about Turkish attack on Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-02-07 19:44
WAAR-DUHOK: The European Union High Representatives for Foreign Affairs are deeply worried about the Turkish offensive on the Kurdish city of Afrin in northern Syria. “The Afrin offensive could have political consequences on the internal balances inside ...

Israel, Hizbollah and Iran: Preventing Another War in Syria

International Crisis Group - 2018-02-07 19:11
Facts on the ground in Syria are defining the contours of the country’s political future and also the geography of a looming clash between Israel, Hizbollah and other Iran-allied militias. Russia should broker understandings to prevent a new front from o ...

EU Deeply Concerned over Turkish Attack on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-07 15:23
ERBIL — The European Union High Representatives for Foreign Affairs are deeply worried about the Turkish offensive on the Kurdish city of Afrin in northern Syria. "The Afrin offensive could have political consequences on the internal balances inside the ...

France Committed to Help Erbil-Baghdad Talks: Envoy

BAS News - 2018-02-06 22:56
ERBIL — The French government is committed to help the Kurdistan Region and Iraq in their ongoing talks over the prolonged political disputes, said the country’s envoy. “President Emmanuel Macron is very much committed to getting the talks in Iraq betwee ...

KRG PM, UN Envoy discuss ongoing talks between Erbil and Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-02-04 17:25
WAAR-DUHOK: The Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, met on Sunday with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jan Kubis, to discuss the latest political developments in the region, including ...

Watch: Thousands in Afrin Protest the Turkish Attack

BAS News - 2018-02-04 15:13
ERBIL — Thousands of people from the Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin gathered on Sunday to condemn the Turkish military offensive on their city. The demonstration was organised by several Syrian political parties and NGOs. The crowd, holding an olive branch ...

PM Barzani to Visit Baghdad: Iraqi MP

BAS News - 2018-02-04 15:13
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani will visit Baghdad to meet with his Iraqi counterpart in seek of a solution to their political disputes, said an Iraqi lawmaker. Speaking to Kurdistan 24, MP Abbas Bayati said that the meeting wil ...

Kurdistan PM, UN Envoy Discuss Erbil-Baghdad Crisis

BAS News - 2018-02-04 13:46
ERBIL — The Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, men on Sunday with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jan Kubis, to discuss the latest political developments in the region, including the ...

Saman Naseems’ Release from Prison Remains

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-02-04 02:01
Although the death sentence of Saman Naseem was reduced to five years in prison by the Oromiyah Court of Appeals which formally served the verdict to this political prisoner and his lawyer, his release from prison still remains uncertain. “On Monday, Janu ...

Turkey Supports Erbil-Baghdad Talks: FM

BAS News - 2018-02-03 23:53
ERBIL — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavusoğlu on Saturday said that Ankara supports the ongoing dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad after a prolonged political deadlock between the two. However, reiterating opposition to Kurdistan’s September independ ...

Journalist Zana Omar: Erdogan’s end will be in Afrin

ANHA - 2018-02-03 11:11
journalist Zana Omar explained that Erdogan was hiding his political failure in Afrin through the media and said, "Erdogan will end in Afrin. The determination of the people to follow the path of resistance will change the international situation. ...

Week in Brief: The Untold Behind Bars

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-02-02 02:02
The “Week in brief” by Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) is a weekly review of the most important human rights news and developments from and about Iran’s Kurdish areas. Kurdish political prisoner sentenced to death in Iran Kurdish political prisoner ...

Rojava Administration Rejects Sochi Resolutions

BAS News - 2018-02-02 00:37
ERBIL — The Northern Syrian Democratic Autonomous Administration Coordination issued a written statement on the Sochi congress on Thursday, saying the congress paved the way for more fighting instead of a political solution. “We state that the people fro ...

Marginal Political Entities Ally to Weaken PUK Ahead of Elections

BAS News - 2018-01-30 20:28
ERBIL — The goal of the recent agreement between the New Generation and the Azadi Movement is to weaken the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Change Movement (Goran) in the upcoming regional elections. Soran Sewkani a political commentator told ...

Ramin Hossein Panahi Sentenced to Death

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-01-30 02:02
Ramin Hussein Panahi, a Kurdish political prisoner, was sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court (Branch 1) in Sanandaj on the charge of membership in Komala Party. “According to the verdict, announced to me on Jan 25. issued by Judge Saeedi and anot ...

Kurdistan PM Receives High US Delegation

BAS News - 2018-01-29 18:04
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Monday a senior delegation from the United States to discuss the latest political and security developments in the region. The US delegation was led by the US Deputy Secretary of State ...

Afrin: A new twist in path of Syrian crisis

ANHA - 2018-01-28 18:05
-Since February 13, 2016, Afrin city has gained great importance in the political agenda, in light of the Syrian crisis, especially in north Syria, like Aleppo and Idlib. After the Turkish occupation army launched the first artillery bombardment on ​​Afri ...

Saman Naseem, the Political Prisoner, May be Released in the Coming Days

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-01-28 02:02
The death sentence for Saman Naseem, the political prisoner, on charges of Moharebeh (waging war against God) by the Orumiyeh Court of Appeals has been changed to imprisonment sentence and he may be released in the coming days after serving at least 6 yea ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Prevents Sunni IDPs from Returning Home

BAS News - 2018-01-27 12:08
The Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militias prevent the Iraqi Sunnis who were displaced due to the attacks of the extremists of Islamic State (IS), from returning home.According to the statements of some political officials and a great number of members ...

Kurdish Activist Sentenced to Death in Iran

BAS News - 2018-01-25 21:41
ERBIL — According to information released by Human Rights sources, the Iranian judicial authorities and officials in Sanandaj central prison have informed the family and the lawyer of Ramin Hossein Panahi, a Kurdish political activist, that he has been s ...

A Prisoner on Hunger Strike Sewed His Lips in Tabriz Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-01-25 02:01
An ordinary crime prisoner detained at Tabriz Central Prison sewed his lips. This political prisoner has been on hunger strike since Thursday, Nov 23, 2017, in protest to the verdict issued against him. According to reports received by Kurdistan Human Rig ...

Week in Brief: Tortured to Bleed Out

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-01-25 02:01
The “Week in brief” by Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) is a weekly review of the most important human rights news and developments from and about Iran’s Kurdish areas. Iranian Kurdish political prisoner in court says faced deadly torture Kurdish pol ...

Two Kurdish Political Prisoners Exiled to Kerman Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-01-24 02:00
Two Kurdish political prisoners detained at Orumiyeh Central Prison were exiled to the Central Prison of Kerman after their sentences were finalised. “On the evening of 21 January 2018, two Kurdish political prisoners called Farooq Sharavari and Tahir Kho ...

Diyarbakir: Kurdish Parties Denounce Turkish Attack on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-01-23 21:39
ERBIL — Several Kurdish political parties in Turkey held a meeting on Tuesday to decry Ankara’s military operation on the Syrian Kurdish province of Afrin. The parties called on the United Nations, European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organizatio ...

Kurdistan PM and Iranian Parliament Speaker Meet in Tehran

BAS News - 2018-01-21 23:34
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met on Sunday with Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani to discuss bilateral ties as well as the latest political developments in the region. According to Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) we ...

Iraq’s Federal Court Decides on Election Timing: Parliament Speaker

BAS News - 2018-01-21 22:19
BAGHDAD — After a series of meetings with the Iraqi political parties,Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri revealed that the federal court has decided on the elections. According to a source cited by Iraqi media, Jabouri has met different Iraqi poli ...
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