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Trump Cancels North Korea Summit: Report

BAS News - 2018-05-24 17:05
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump in a written letter to the North Korean leader Kim Jung-Un on Thursday cancelled their historic summit proposed for June 12. "I was very much looking forward to being there with you. Sadly, based on the tremendous anger ...

KDP, PUK Delegations Meet with Iraqi President in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-05-24 00:21
ERBIL — High-level delegations from the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Wednesday met with Iraqi President Fuad Masum in Baghdad to discuss post-election moves. The Kurdish delegates reportedly exchanged ...

AU Must Re-engage in Burundi to Push for Inclusivity as a Way out of Violence

International Crisis Group - 2018-05-23 14:32
The constitutional changes, if passed, could reset the clock on term limits for President Pierre Nkurunziza — potentially giving him an additional 14 years in power — and paving the way for the dismantling of ethnic balances embedded in the 2000 Arusha A ...

Rouhani: ‘World no longer accepts US deciding for them’

Waar Media - 2018-05-22 14:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani dismissed threats made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday, saying the rest of the world no longer accepts Washington making decisions on their behalf. “Who are you to decide for Iran and the world?” ...

Rudaw: Iran’s Kurdish Opposition reacts to latest US moves against Tehran

Justice for Kurds - 2018-05-22 00:42
With US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Tehran has launched a bid to keep the accord alive with the support of European signatories. But how are these new developments viewed by Iran’s Kurdish opposition part ...

Pompeo promises strongest sanctions in history on Iran

Waar Media - 2018-05-21 17:46
WAAR-DUHOK: Just weeks after US President Donald Trump announced that the US was withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), newly-appointed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered an address to the Heritage Foundation in Monday on ...

Paraguay Moves Embassy to Jerusalem

BAS News - 2018-05-21 13:24
ERBIL — Paraguay on Monday opened its embassy in Jerusalem to become the second country following the US in recognising the city as Israel’s capital. Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the inaugurat ...

Turkey reports likely assassination plot on Erdogan's life

Kurdistan24 - 2018-05-20 07:38
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seen surrounded by his security detail, and gendarmerie during a visit to the site of a mine collapse that killed over 300 workers in Soma, Manisa, Turkey, May 15, 2014. (Photo: Associated Press) ...

UK PM May must apologize to the Kurdish people

Roji Kurd - 2018-05-20 00:03
rime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday said that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was fighting those who pushed for a coup attempt, and “Kurdish terrorism” at the same time, but urged him not to go too far in his crackdown. Theresa May has signed millions o ...

Iran Calls on Muslim Nations to Cut Ties with Israel

BAS News - 2018-05-19 23:05
ERBIL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday called on the Muslim nations to cut their ties with Israel and end trade with the United States. "I call on countries to totally cut their relations with the Zionist regime [Israel] and also to revise th ...

Trump refers to immigrants as ‘Animals.’ again

Waar Media - 2018-05-18 23:22
WAAR-DUHOK: President Donald Trump called on the Department of Justice to prosecute a political opponent and called immigrants “animals” during a roundtable with California leaders on Wednesday. “We’re taking people out of the country. You wouldn’t belie ...

Merkel promotes Putin to launch political process in Syria

Waar Media - 2018-05-18 18:33
WAAR-DUHOK: It is necessary to launch a political process in Syria and Germany is ready to promote it, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday at a news conference after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Political process is badly need ...

Netanyahu & Erdogan: clash of the colonisers

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-05-18 14:10
In recent days, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have once again been ratcheting up the tone in their clash of the colonisers. This time around, it wasn’t only words which were exchanged, but Turkey’s de ...

President Maduro’s Likely Re-election in Breadline Venezuela

International Crisis Group - 2018-05-17 21:10
As tens of thousands of Venezuelans stream into neighbouring countries, President Nicolás Maduro appears set to win elections on 20 May. In thisA, Crisis Group’s Senior Analyst for the Andes Phil Gunson looks ahead to the vote and its aftermath and expla ...

Iraqi Political Leaders Discuss Election with Barzani

BAS News - 2018-05-16 23:19
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Wednesday received telephone calls from several Iraqi political leaders to discuss the parliamentary election. “Pleased to have held productive convers ...

Burundi’s Dangerous Referendum

International Crisis Group - 2018-05-16 18:48
On 17 May 2018, Burundians vote on constitutional amendments that would prolong the rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza, dismantle a carefully negotiated Hutu-Tutsi ethnic balance, and ultimately could lead to instability. In this excerpt from our Watch ...

Foreign Policy: The Making of a Kurdish Mandela

Justice for Kurds - 2018-05-16 17:39
The Turkish government has just called snap presidential and parliamentary elections, which will be held on June 24. Most analysts are predicting that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) will sail to victory ...

N Korea: No Meeting with US If Summit Based On 'One-sided' Demands

BAS News - 2018-05-16 07:38
ERBIL - North Korea has stated that there will not be any meeting between the US President Donald Trump and Kim Jung-Un if their summit is based on "one-sided" and to be only about giving up nuclear weapons, said a report. "If the US corners us and unila ...

AUK Appoints a new President

The American University of Kurdistan - 2018-05-16 02:02
Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – May 16, 2018 – The American University of Kurdistan announces the appointment of Dr. John K Menzies as the new president of AUK. Dr. Menzies will be the new interim President of the American University of Kurdistan. He wa ...

UK PM May warns Turkey's Erdogan not to lose sight of democratic values

Reuters - 2018-05-16 01:40
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday warned Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan not to go too far in his crackdown on those believed to be behind a failed 2016 coup attempt, speaking after a meeting in London marked by human rights protes ...

Putin calls to prepare S-500 missile system for mass production

Waar Media - 2018-05-16 00:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday further efforts are needed to improve anti-precision warfare tools and called to prepare S-500 missile systems for mass production. “One of the key tasks is to improve anti-precision warfare me ...

Israel and Turkey Expel Envoys

BAS News - 2018-05-15 22:45
ERBIL — The governments of Israel and Turkey on Tuesday expelled each other’s envoys as disputes over killing of dozens of Palestinians on Gaza border escalates. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had called the killing of 60 Palestinians a genocide by “te ...

Despite protests, Britain hopes to foster good ties with Turkey

Reuters - 2018-05-15 16:19
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to foster good ties with Turkey before Brexit at talks with President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday in spite of human rights protests which threatened to cast a shadow over their meeting. ...

Erdogan plans to take greater control of economy

Waar Media - 2018-05-15 11:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan said he plans to take greater control of the economy after presidential elections next month and the central bank will have to take note of what the president says and act accordingly. His comments helped pushed the ai ...

Turkey in Syria: Ruling Kurdish Afrin by Sharia Law, Ethnic Cleansing

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-05-15 02:11
by Sirwan Kajjo, May 13, 2018 At the onset of the Turkish offensive, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government declared it a “jihad” against Syrian Kurds. Turkish preachers gave sermons justifying the assault as a “holy war.” Turkey and ji ...

Iraqi VP’s Coalition rejects election results

Waar Media - 2018-05-13 18:38
WAAR-DUHOK: The National Coalition, led by Iraqi Vice-President Ayad Allawi, on Sunday called for the rejection of the – as of yet unannounced – results of the Iraqi elections held on Saturday and urged the establishment of an emergency provisional gover ...

Iran May Stay Committed to Nuclear Deal: Leader

BAS News - 2018-05-13 17:38
ERBIL - Iran would stay committed to its nuclear deal if its interests were preserved, the country's President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday. According to Reuters, Rouhani has called the US's withdrawal from the deal a "violation of moral" when the remar ...

Trump thanks North Korea for decision to close nuclear test site

Waar Media - 2018-05-13 13:16
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump thanked the North Korean government for the decision to close the Punggye-ri nuclear test site. “North Korea has announced that they will dismantle Nuclear Test Site this month, ahead of the big Summit Meeting [betwe ...

EU: Iran minister to meet Europeans in Brussels on Tuesday

Waar Media - 2018-05-11 19:28
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran’s foreign minister will meet his British, French and German counterparts in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Tehran, the EU said. European Union foreign policy chief Federic ...

Letter to Russia’s Putin over meeting with Nechirvan Barzani

E-Kurd - 2018-05-11 07:09
Dr. Kamal Said Qadir | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Dr.Kamal Karim Wehrgasse 32/2/25 1050 Wien Austria E-Mail: drkamalsq(a)gmail.com Vienna, May 10, 2018 President Vladimir Putin 23, Ilyinka Street, Moscow, 103132, Russia Dear President Putin, I am writing to ...

Trump says will meet North Korea’s Kim on June 12 in Singapore

Waar Media - 2018-05-11 02:03
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a historic summit on June 12 in Singapore, where the U.S. leader will try to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. It will be the ...

Trump Confirms Capturing of “Five Most Wanted” IS Commanders

BAS News - 2018-05-10 22:05
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump on Thursday confirmed an earlier report about five Islamic State (IS) commanders who were captured reportedly by the Iraqi forces. "Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured!” Trump said on his Twitter account, prov ...

Trump says five ‘Most Wanted’ ISIS leaders captured

Waar Media - 2018-05-10 20:58
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that five “most wanted” leaders of the Islamic State had been captured, an apparent reference to the capture of five commanders of the militant group by Iraq. “Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just ...

What to Expect of President Putin’s Foreign Policy in His New Term

International Crisis Group - 2018-05-09 23:01
Many wonder what the world should expect now that Russia’s Vladimir Putin has been re-elected for what is supposed to be his final term. Understanding what motivates the Kremlin could help Western policymakers build an approach toward Russia that combine ...

Putin Reiterates Support for Kurdistan, Seeks Strengthening Ties: KRG

BAS News - 2018-05-09 22:26
ERBIL — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday reiterated that his country would stand with the Kurdistan Region and it’s ongoing progress, hoping that ties in areas of common interest would further develop. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) ...

KRG PM Barzani meets Putin in Kremlin Palace

Waar Media - 2018-05-09 19:05
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish PM Nechirvan Barzani met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday to discuss strengthening bilateral economic and political ties. The KRG delegation in Moscow also attended a Victory Day parade. Safeen Dizayee, the KRG’s spo ...
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