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Trump: I didn't get a thank you for McCain funeral

BBC - 2019-03-21 00:01
"Not my kind of guy," the president says of the late Republican senator in his latest attack on him. ...

IS to be Defeated in Syria "By Tonight": Trump

BAS News - 2019-03-20 21:53
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the Islamic State (IS) in Syria will be "gone by tonight", showing reporters a pair of maps demonstrating the reduction of the militant group's presence in the Middle Eastern country since his elec ...

Turkey condemns Czech president accusation it is ally of IS

Yahoo - 2019-03-20 20:25

Rep. Debbie Dingell on what Michael Cohen's testimony means for future investigations of President Trump [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-20 20:02

Rep. Devin Nunes on Nancy Pelosi's push to terminate President Trump's emergency declaration [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-20 19:02

What's driving President Erdogan's shameful exploitation of the New Zealand massacre?

Telegraph - 2019-03-20 18:31

Washington Post Criticized for Publishing Op-Ed by Turkish President Who Has Jailed Journalists

Yahoo - 2019-03-20 18:15

Gathering all details of Utrecht attack: Turkey President Erdogan |

Wionews - 2019-03-20 17:08

Barzani's Message on Nawroz Holiday

BAS News - 2019-03-20 14:24
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has sent a congratulatory message to the people in the region on the Kurdish New Year occasion. "Happy New Year to the people of Kurdistan and others who celeb ...

Australia: Erdogan’s comments are highly offensive

ANF - 2019-03-20 13:03
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison protested Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s comments on the New Zealand massacre and said they were “highly reckless, offensive and insulting” ...

Czech President Lambasts Turkey as "Daesh's De-Facto Ally" - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2019-03-20 11:29

Michael Cohen, former lawyer of President Donald Trump, says Trump knew about Wikileaks email dump beforehand [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-20 11:12

President Trump and Brazilian President Bolsonaro hold joint press conference [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-20 09:52

Trump slams 'fake news media' for trying connect the New Zealand killer's ideology and the president [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-20 08:34

Turkish President Stokes Anti-Western Rhetoric Over New Zealand Killings

Voanews - 2019-03-20 02:01

Col. Richard Kemp addresses UN Gaza Commission at UNHRC

UN Watch - 2019-03-20 00:59
Testimony delivered before the UN Human Rights Council by Col. Richard Kemp on behalf of United Nations Watch, Geneva, Switzerland, March 18, 2019. Mr. President, I was a British commander in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan and have extensive expe ...

Death toll in Mozambique cyclone, flooding rises above 200: president

Yahoo - 2019-03-19 23:26

Trump praises Brazil’s far-right president at White House

Gulan Media - 2019-03-19 23:11

Algeria’s Lamamra: Bouteflika agreed to hand over power to an elected president

Gulan Media - 2019-03-19 23:11

Meghan McCain responds to the president's tweets about her late father [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-19 22:06

Coexistence is Best Weapon to Defeat Terrorism: Barzani

BAS News - 2019-03-19 19:16
ERBIL - Coexistence is the best and most powerful weapon to fight terrorism, prominent Kurdish leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, said on Tuesday, also hoping the ideology of terror will be rooted out in the region. Barz ...

Ex-President Bush Attends Naturalization Ceremony | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-03-19 16:05

Russian media say Kazakhstan's president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has announced in a TV address that he is stepping down

Yahoo - 2019-03-19 15:01

Bashar al-Assad to Visit Iraq: Report

BAS News - 2019-03-19 11:02
ERBIL - President of the Syrian regime Bashar al-Assad is expected to pay a visit to neighboring Iraq in the near future, a report said on Tuesday. Al-Diyar, a Lebanese newspaper close to the regime of Assad, cited Syrian political sources as saying that ...

Germans angry as Ozil invites Turkey president to wedding – Nairobi News

CO - 2019-03-19 10:02

The media continues to blame President Trump for the terror attack in New Zealand [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-18 23:15

Readers Write: My gratitude for President Trump continues - Opinions - The Island Now

Theislandnow - 2019-03-18 21:05

Syrian Regime Threatens US-backed Kurdish Forces

BAS News - 2019-03-18 20:24
ERBIL - The Syrian regime has threatened the US-backed Kurdish forces with military defeat if the Washington's Kurdish allies did not agree to a return of a state authority. President of the Syrian regime Bashar al-Assad is reportedly seeking the retake ...

KDP, Gorran on the Same Page About Kurdistan Presidency Law

BAS News - 2019-03-18 14:53
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) appear to be on the same page about introducing an amendment to the Kurdistan Region Presidency Law and elect the president sooner. For years, Gorran has been pushing to bring the pres ...

Turkish president: John Bolton made a 'serious mistake'

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-03-17 21:40

President Erdogan toont beelden aanslag Christchurch tijdens verkiezingsbijeenkomst | NOS

NOS - 2019-03-17 18:53

President Trump makes a rare visit to the Pentagon | WPBN

Upnorthlive - 2019-03-17 02:16

KDP Determined to Elect Kurdistan President Before April

BAS News - 2019-03-16 10:32
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has made it clear that it will step up the efforts to elect the new president of Kurdistan Region before the end of this month to proceed with the next government later. Speaking to BasNews on Saturday, member of ...

Barzani Pays Tribute to the Victims of Halabja Chemical Attack

BAS News - 2019-03-16 10:32
ERBIL — Kurdish leader, former president of Kurdistan Region and the current president of Kurdistan Democratic Party, Masoud Barzani, paid tribute to the victims of Halabja chemical attack on Saturday. Thirty one years ago on 16th March, the Baath regime ...

AKP conducts armed election campaign in Baskale

ANF - 2019-03-16 06:46
AKP’s Van Baskale Youth Organization President Sahin Karaman conducts the election campaign in the villages of Van’s Baskale district with weapons on his and his companions’ persons. ...

President Trump's poll numbers improve. But will his chances of getting re-elected? | WPBN

Upnorthlive - 2019-03-16 01:07

Opinion | Impeach President Donald Trump, and do it now |

Thespec - 2019-03-15 22:15

Palestinian solidarity cannot include supporting Turkey's fascistic president while ignoring the oppression of Kurdish people | The Canary

Thecanary - 2019-03-15 19:59

Barzani Receives Iraqi National Security Advisor in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-03-15 17:57
ERBIL — Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Friday a delegation from Baghdad led by Iraqi National Security Advisor Falih Fayadh. Barzani’s press office said in a readout of the meeting that the pair discu ...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on China, global warming, and President Trump: Full interview [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-15 14:41

Senate votes to reject President Trump's declaration of a national emergency on the border [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-15 10:20

Sen. John Thune: Congress gave President Trump the authority to declare a national emergency [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-15 08:38

Beto O'Rourke joins 2020 race for president [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-15 08:07

Border wall national emergency: Senate votes to terminate President Trump's border order [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-15 06:28

Turkey Won't Change Its Mind About Purchasing S-400: Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-03-14 22:33
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has again said that his country would not change its mind about purchasing Russia's S-400 missile defense system. Erdogan made the comment during an interview with the Haberturk on Thursday. Asked if it was ...

President Trump announces emergency order to ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 jets [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-14 22:10

President Trump says US unwilling to lift North Korea sanctions | WBFF

Foxbaltimore - 2019-03-14 20:56

Iraqi Kurdistan presidency law should be reactivated, president designated: KDP

E-Kurd - 2019-03-14 19:32
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Barzani’s Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is determined to reach an agreement with other political factions at the legislative on an amendment to Iraqi Kurdistan presidency law and electing a new president. The KD ...

Swedish Left Party: We must help Kurds who provide our security

ANF - 2019-03-14 16:45
Debates about the future of Swedish DAESH members were accelerated after the SDF seized the last territories in the hands of the mercenaries and US President Donald Trump called for the return of around 800 DAESH members to European countries. ...

KDP Keen on Electing Kurdistan President

BAS News - 2019-03-14 14:00
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is determined to reach an agreement with other political factions at the legislative on an amendment to the presidency law and electing a new president. The KDP, which emerged victorious in the 2018’s parliamentar ...

President Trump announces the grounding of Boeing's 737 Max 8, Max 9 planes [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-14 13:25

Iraqi Kurds hope Erdoğan will lift ban Sulaymaniyah flights after meeting Iraq president

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-03-14 10:21
Iraqi Kurdish authorities hope a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Iraqi President Barham Salih this month will lead to Turkey lifting a more than one-year ban on international flights crossing its airspace to land at Sulaymaniyah ...

President Trump Says U.S Is Issuing Emergency Order to Ground Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 Jets [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-14 09:39

Ex-NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg won't run for president in 2020 | KGAN

Cbs2iowa - 2019-03-14 06:15

New York's Attorney General Opens Investigation Into President Trump's Business Dealings [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-14 02:08

Barzani: Political Disputes Shouldn't Cause Hatred Among Components of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-03-13 21:56
ERBIL - Political disputes should not result in hatred among the diverse ethnic and religious citizens in Iraq, Kurdish prominent leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, said on Wednesday, stressing on further strengthening t ...

511.000 persones detingudes per Erdogan des de l'autocop

KurdisCat - 2019-03-13 21:16
Turquia ha detingut a 511.000 persones des de la fallida temptativa de cop d'Estat del president Recep Tayyip Erdogan el juliol del 2016, segons el ministre de l’Interior, Suleyman Soylu. Es tracta d'un dels líders de línia dura més destacats de l’adminis ...

Iran’s Rouhani meets Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani

E-Kurd - 2019-03-13 17:21
NAJAF,— Iran’s Hassan Rouhani met Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani in Iraq’s Najaf on Wednesday, an AFP photographer reported, in the first encounter between an Iranian president and the country’s chief Shiite cleric. Sistani famously called Iraqis to arms ag ...

Ex-NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg won't run for president in 2020 | WBFF

Foxbaltimore - 2019-03-13 11:09

US on Rouhani’s Trip to Iraq: Not in the Interest of Iraqis

BAS News - 2019-03-12 13:12
ERBIL — The United States believes that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Iraq, where he signed several agreements, is not serving the interests of the people of Iraq, US special representative on Iran, Brian Hook, said. Rouhani is now in Iraq ...

President Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria as 'peacekeeping group': White House -

Moneycontrol - 2019-03-11 23:20

Iraq, Iran Agreed on Establishing Railway

BAS News - 2019-03-11 22:22
ERBIL - Iran and Iraq have reached an agreement to establish a railway which would connect the Shalamcha border crossing to the Iraqi province of Basra. The agreement was made during a meeting between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Iraqi PM Adil Ab ...

Algeria's president withdraws from ballot, postpones poll

Kurdiu - 2019-03-11 20:29

Iranian president visits Baghdad for talks

Kurdiu - 2019-03-11 20:29

Algeria’s Pre-election Protests Put Ageing Regime Under Pressure

International Crisis Group - 2019-03-11 17:52
Protests against Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika have seized the country since he announced his candidacy for a fifth term ahead of the April election. In thisA, our analyst Michaël Ayari looks at the causes of an unprecedented uprising and exami ...

President Salih: Daesh detainees transferred to Iraq will be tried in Iraq | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-03-11 17:19

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani arrives in Iraq on first official visit

E-Kurd - 2019-03-11 15:30
BAGHDAD,— Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Iraq on Monday for his first official visit, state television said, as Baghdad is under pressure from Washington to limit ties with its neighbor. Before leaving Tehran, Rouhani hailed the “special” rel ...

Iranian President lands in Baghdad to deepen trade ties with Iraq, bypass sanctions

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-11 12:55

Iran President Rouhani arrives in Iraq for 3-day visit

Rûdaw - 2019-03-11 12:51
"we will be by the Iraqi people’s side ...

President Donald Trump has nominated Jeffrey Rosen to be the next deputy attorney general | WBFF

Foxbaltimore - 2019-03-11 12:43

Iran’s Rouhani Arrives in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-03-11 11:18
ERBIL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Baghdad on Monday in hopes of strengthening the trade ties while under pressure from the US sanctions on Tehran. Prior to his arrival, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visited Baghdad to pr ...

Former top prosecutor to run for president in Guatemala

Yahoo - 2019-03-11 06:26

President Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria as "peacekeeping group": WH

Outlookindia - 2019-03-11 01:54

Iranian FM in Baghdad Ahead of Rouhani's Visit

BAS News - 2019-03-09 22:47
ERBIL - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Baghdad on Saturday for an unannounced visit, while officials said the tour was a prelude to President Hassan Rouhani's visit to Iraq scheduled for Monday. Iraqi sources said that "Zarif ar ...

Iranian President to Visit Iraq in Pursuit of Better Economic Ties

Gulan Media - 2019-03-09 20:23

Iranian President to Visit Iraq in Pursuit of Better Economic Ties

BAS News - 2019-03-09 15:34
ERBIL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is set to pay an official visit to Iraq next Monday, 11th March, in hopes of building stronger economic ties with the neighboring country while under pressure by US sanctions. Rouhani will be accompanied by a larg ...

Turkey will start filling Ilisu dam in June, drowning Kurdish Hasankeyf town: Erdogan

E-Kurd - 2019-03-09 14:19
ANKARA,— Turkey will start filling the Ilisu dam on the Tigris river in June, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, despite protests from Iraq when the dam briefly began holding back water in mid-summer a year ago. The 12,000-year-old Kurdish Hasank ...

Sudan To Release All Female Political Detainees

Waar Media - 2019-03-09 09:46
WAAR_DUHOK Sudan’s president late Friday ordered the release of all women detained during the country’s ongoing protests. Addressing a political rally in the capital Khartoum, Omar al-Bashir announced he had instructed the country’s intelligence chief to ...

President Trump Says Rep. Omar's Apology for Israel Tweets Was 'Lame' [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-09 03:18

'President Trump tweeted about my football skills'

BBC - 2019-03-09 02:19
Meet the Tanzanian woman whose ball skills gained global attention, including from the US president. ...

Man's dying wish fulfilled with call from President Trump | WBFF

Foxbaltimore - 2019-03-08 22:48

Ex-Venezuelan vice president accused of aiding drug dealers

Yahoo - 2019-03-08 22:13

Steun de Zaterdagmoeders in Turkije – Oproep tot solidariteitsactie door Amnesty International

Koerdisch Instituut - 2019-03-08 12:43
Amnesty International roept op om onderstaande protestbrief op te sturen naar president Erdogan Dat kan digitaal op de website van Amnesty Insternational. Of u kunt de onderstaande brief printen en met de post opsturen naar Ankara. Hartelijk dank alvast o ...

Barzani’s Message on International Women’s Day

BAS News - 2019-03-08 12:17
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and former president of Kurdistan Region congratulated women with the International Women’s Day on 8th March. In a message published on his official Twitter, Barzani highlighted women’s contribution to the long struggle o ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets former French President Hollande

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2019-03-08 09:14

Live: Wreath laying at the tomb of President George Washington | KGAN

Cbs2iowa - 2019-03-08 07:20

Conservatives at CPAC think Joe Biden is President Trump's biggest threat in 2020 [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-08 07:01

Does Donald Trump get Apple boss’s name wrong?

BBC - 2019-03-08 01:16
The US president was praising the work of Tim Cook at an American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting. ...

bne IntelliNews - ISTANBUL BLOG: What’s with the silence President Erdogan?

Intellinews - 2019-03-07 23:39

Doctor, 'Butcher,' president: The journey of Syria's infamous leader - Syria -

Haaretz - 2019-03-07 23:39

Foreign Troops in Iraq Not a Threat to Neighbors: Parliament Speaker

BAS News - 2019-03-07 23:22
ERBIL - The presence of the US-led coalition troops in Iraq poses no threat to the neighboring countries, Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi said on Thursday. Halbusi made the remarks during a visit to Iran where he had meetings with President ...

Why the Turkish President Revels in Conspiracy Theories | The National Interest

Nationalinterest - 2019-03-07 21:53

US VP Thanks Barzani for Protecting Religious, Ethnic Diversity in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-03-07 19:36
ERBIL - US Vice President Mike Pence has thanked the Kurdish leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, for protecting diverse religious and ethnic groups in the region. Barzani received on Thursday in Erbil a US delegation head ...

President Trump vows to sign an executive order to guarantee free speech at colleges and universities [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-07 18:37

United States | Secretary Pompeo's Call With Former Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Barzani

- 2019-03-07 15:26

Trump: Disappointed if North Korea Rebuilding Test Site

Waar Media - 2019-03-07 11:17
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would be “very, very disappointed” if a report that North Korea is rebuilding a long-range rocket test site is true. Addressing reporters at the White House, Trump said “it’s too early to see” if t ...

Man's dying wish fulfilled with call from President Trump | KGAN

Cbs2iowa - 2019-03-07 02:17

Erdogan Says Turkey Will Buy Russia's S-400

BAS News - 2019-03-06 23:01
ERBIL - Turkey has refused to cancel the purchase of the Russian S-400 despite Washington's continuous protest against the move, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. "This is over," Erdogan said, pointing out that the sides have already sign ...

Iraqi president warns 'the risk of ISIS hasn’t been eliminated'

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-06 20:47

Iraqi president warns: ‘The danger and the risk of Isis hasn’t been eliminated’ | The Independent

Independent - 2019-03-06 19:18

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