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Iraqi Kurds appreciate role of U.S. forces despite Syria pullout: regional president - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-21 23:57

KRG Received Nearly 6,000 Refugees from Syrian Kurdistan So Far: BCF

BAS News - 2019-10-21 18:43
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has so far received nearly 6,000 refugees from the Syrian Kurdistan, as Turkey continues its bombardments against the Kurdish forces in northeast of Syria. The Kurdish Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) said ...

Horizons International translates Christian resources into regional languages - Mission Network News

Mnnonline - 2019-10-21 15:35

Greece worried regional balance of power shifting - Kathimerini | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-10-19 00:08

Turkish assault in Syria weakens Iraq Kurds, strengthens regional powers - CNA

Channelnewsasia - 2019-10-18 03:28

KRG Condemns Assassination of Journalist Couple in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-10-16 22:22
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) strongly condemned the assassination of two Kurdish journalists, wife and husband, together with their son in Sulaymaniyah. “Kurdistan Regional Government denounced the criminal act against a journalist wor ...

Yemen’s Multiplying Conflicts

International Crisis Group - 2019-10-16 19:48
A Huthi suspension of hostilities in Yemen and an apparently positive Saudi Arabian response offer a chance to avoid regional conflagration. In this excerpt from our Watch List 2019 - Third Update for European policymakers, Crisis Group urges the EU to e ...

KRG Cabinet Discusses Food Security, Agriculture Development

BAS News - 2019-10-16 15:22
ERBIL — The Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) convened on Wednesday to discuss cabinet priorities, with the main emphasize on discussions around food security and measures to develop agriculture sector. During today’s meetin ...

Turkish assault on Syrian Kurds weakens Iraq’s divided Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-10-16 14:26
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A Turkish border offensive against Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan will further weaken Iraq’s divided Kurds next door and embolden regional rivals who have one thing in common – they want no Kurdish state. The a ...

KRG's Commercial Delegation to Visit Belgium

BAS News - 2019-10-15 23:52
ERBIL - A delegation from the Kurdistan Region's Chamber of Commerce and Industry will visit Belgium next week, Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) representative to the European Parliament, Dlawar Azhgayi, said on Tuesday. Talking to BasNews, Azhgayi ...

KRG Committed to Attract Foreign Investors through Economy Diversification: PM

BAS News - 2019-10-15 22:44
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is committed to attract foreign investors by diversifying its economy, said Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Tuesday. Barzani made the remarks during a meeting with a delegation from the US-Kurdistan Busin ...

Turkish assault in Syria weakens Iraq Kurds, strengthens regional powers

Reuters - 2019-10-15 20:09
A Turkish border offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces will further weaken Iraq's divided Kurds next door and embolden regional rivals who have one thing in common - they want no Kurdish state. ...

PM Barzani, UK military delegation discuss regional security developments

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-15 18:31

Turkish assault in Syria weakens Iraq Kurds, strengthens regional powers - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-15 17:16

Barzani, EU Envoy Discuss Latest Regional Developments

BAS News - 2019-10-15 17:12
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Tuesday the new European Union ambassador to Iraq Martin Huth to discuss a range of subjects. Barzani and Huth, during their meeting in Kurdistan R ...

US "Implementing" Sanctions on Turkey: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-10-15 01:32
ERBIL - The US is now "implementing" sanctions on Turkey in response to Ankara's military offensive against the Kurdish forces in Syria, as Washington says it deteriorated the regional situation. Pompeo wrote on Twitter on Monday that the Turkish incursi ...

KRG Receives First Group of Refugees Escaping Turkey’s Syria Offensive

BAS News - 2019-10-14 17:08
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) received on Monday the first group of refugees from Syria, as Turkey has intensified its offensive against the Kurdish forces in northeast of the country. The KRG said in a statement that they are expecting ...

Amid ongoing regional strife, Kurdish women battle for equal rights at home | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-10-14 17:07

Unfall bei Falkenstein: Traktor kippt um: 13 Menschen werden verletzt - Regional Videos - FOCUS Online

Focus - 2019-10-14 07:55

PM Barzani meets with Syrian opposition leader to discuss regional developments, Turkish offensive

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-13 19:19

Trump says he’s an ‘island of one’ on Syria

Seattle Times - 2019-10-13 06:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s an “island of one” for removing U.S. forces from northeastern Syria. Trump’s decision drew swift bipartisan criticism in the U.S. and abroad that he was endangering regional stability and risking the liv ...

Fahndung in Unterwellenborn: Vater verletzt Frau und Kind schwer, Oma tot - Regional Videos - FOCUS Online

Focus - 2019-10-12 00:20

McMaster says Trump's Syria move will sow more regional chaos - POLITICO

Politico - 2019-10-11 13:32

KRG Preparing for Any Possible Exodus of Syrian Kurds: Official

BAS News - 2019-10-11 00:37
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government is making all preparations to take in Kurds escaping from the Syrian Kurdish areas after the start of the Turkish military operation in the area, said a Kurdish official. On Wednesday, the Turkish army together w ...

Donald Trump Sent Turkey a 'Very Clear' Message to Begin Syria Invasion, Iraqi Kurdish Representative Says

Newsweek - 2019-10-10 13:15
Karwan Jamal Tahir, the high representative of the Kurdish Regional Government in London, told Newsweek he fears a fresh humanitarian crisis in Syria. ...

Republican anger at Trump grows over 'sickening' attack on allies

CNN - 2019-10-10 02:40
Turkey launched its military operation to flush Kurds allied with the US out of northeastern Syria Wednesday, sparking outrage in Congress and creating rare bipartisan unity about the risks to Kurds, US national security interests, regional stability and ...

KRG Holds Emergency Meeting to Discuss Ongoing Developments in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-09 20:28
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) held a meeting on Wednesday, which was chaired by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, to discuss the recent developments in Syria and “threats to Iraq’s stability." Concerning the latest affairs in Syria, "Prim ...

WFP Regional Syria Refugee Crisis Overview #01, August 2019 - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-10-09 18:43

Regional launching of the Horizontal Facility II held in Skopje - News

COE - 2019-10-09 17:15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Regional Launching of the “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II” - News

COE - 2019-10-09 16:59

MEDIA ADVISORY: Regional Launching of the “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II” - News & Events

COE - 2019-10-09 07:33

KRG’s statement on the recent developments across Western Kurdistan

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-09 01:43
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga “The Kurdistan Regional Government is deeply concerned by the United States’ decision to withdraw from the safe zone in northeastern Syria and by reports of a potential unilateral military operation by Turkey. The gove ...

Iran president: Foreign forces would stoke regional tension – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-09 00:32

KRG Warns of Implications Beyond Syria’s Borders Upon Military Escalations

BAS News - 2019-10-08 19:45
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has been "deeply concerned" over a decision by Washington to withdraw its forces from northeastern Syria, and a possible operation by Turkey against the Kurdish forces in the region. While the White House h ...

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov arrives in Iraqi Kurdistan, meets with officials

E-Kurd - 2019-10-08 12:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil on late Monday, following his visit to Baghdad and was received by Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Masrour ...

KRG Delegation to Visit Baghdad Today

BAS News - 2019-10-08 09:28
ERBIL - A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is scheduled to travel to Baghdad today (October 8 to discuss the cescus ahead of the provincial elections. According to the information BasNews has learned, the delegation includes offici ...

Russian Foreign Minister meets with KDP leader Masoud Barzani, discusses regional developments

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-08 06:56

ONU reconoce que “se prepara para lo peor” ante una invasión militar de Turquía en el norte de Siria

Kurdistan America Latina - 2019-10-08 03:24
El coordinador regional de Naciones Unidas para la crisis siria, […] La entrada ONU reconoce que “se prepara para lo peor” ante una invasión militar de Turquía en el norte de Siria aparece primero en Kurdistan America Latina. ...

PM Barzani Meets with Parliament, KRG Officials, Discuss Reform Bill

BAS News - 2019-10-07 22:50
ERBIL - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met with senior officials from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the autonomous region's parliament to review a draft bill of reforms. During the meeting, parliamentary officials, known as the Committee of ...

A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government visits Baghdad

Kurdiu - 2019-10-07 22:41

KRG, Kurdistan Parliament to Meet on Monday

BAS News - 2019-10-06 23:59
ERBIL - Representatives from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Kurdistan Region Parliament will meet on Monday for talks on a "reform bill," said a lawmaker. Mohammed Sa'dadin, an MP, told BasNews that the two sides will hold the meeting at ...

Iraq to host regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia at conference – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-06 21:59

High chance of PUK withdrawing from Iraqi Kurdistan government: official

E-Kurd - 2019-10-06 18:20
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan’s (PUK) political bureau said on Saturday that there is a high chance that the PUK would withdraw from Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government if they do not reach an agreement ...

Zanganeh says Iran wants better ties with regional countries - SHANA

Yahoo - 2019-10-06 11:46

Regional, international actors risk making matters worse in Iraq's Sinjar

Al Monitor - 2019-10-06 07:56

KRG to Spare no Efforts to Help Yezidis Return to Their Hometowns: Kurdistan President

BAS News - 2019-10-05 20:42
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will spare no efforts to help the Yezidis to return to their places of origin, said President Nechirvan Barzani on Saturday. Barzani, in a message to congratulate the Yezidis on their religious holidays kno ...

Iraq: US blacklisting Iran Revolutionary Guards does not help regional stability – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-05 14:37

Kurdistan rejects call from Iraqi federal government to suspend Internet: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-10-04 17:54
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Transportation and Communications said on Thursday that it had rejected a call by the federal government to cut off the internet in the Kurdistan region. In res ...

ACLED Regional Overview – Middle East (11 September 2019) - Yemen | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-10-03 20:54

Iraqi Kurdistan authorities shut down ‘Hitler’ restaurant until owner changes name

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish authorities have shut down a restaurant in Iraqi Kurdistan’s Duhok province and have asked the owner to change the controversial name “Hitler Restaurant.” A source from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) told ...

Iraqi Kurdistan prevents Arabs from returning home, HRW says

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
BEIRUT,— The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is preventing about 4,200 Sunni Arabs from returning home to 12 villages east of Mosul in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. More than three years after the Hamdaniya district was ...

Regional powers jockey for influence in Deir ez-Zor protests

Al Monitor - 2019-10-03 09:51

Echoes of Genocide: Remembering the Halabja Genocide at 30 years

The Kurdish Project - 2019-10-03 08:37
The Kurdish Project sponsored the Kurdish Regional Government’s Echoes of Genocide Conference, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Halabja Genocide. Our Aim To support awareness for the Halabja genocide as a means to understand the Kurdish struggle f ...

KRG to Dispatch Delegation to Baghdad for Budget, Census Talks

BAS News - 2019-10-03 06:35
ERBIL — A high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will visit Baghdad next Tuesday, KRG envoy in the Iraqi capital said. Speaking to BasNews, Faris Isa said the delegation will meet with the Iraqi counterparts to discuss Erbil c ...

Iraqi Kurdistan halts import of vehicles manufactured before 2018

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Interior Ministry decided on Wednesday to suspend the importation of vehicles manufactured before 2018 and mandated that imported used vehicles must carry Certificate of Co ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s income from customs approximately $5 billion per year: official

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Head of the Iraqi Border Crossing Board Kadhim al-Iqabi estimated on Friday that the customs income collected by Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is approximately $5 billion per year, but said that activit ...

Iraqi president Barham Salih meets senior officials in Erbil

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi President Barham Salih arrived in the Kurdistan Regional capital Erbil on Tuesday evening at the head of a delegation sent to discuss oil, the budget, and territorial disputes – hot topics that have long caus ...

Prime Minister Barzani chairs meeting to discuss government priorities

KRG-Spain - 2019-10-03 03:54
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today chaired a meeting of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to discuss a range of key priorities. The meeting approved an essential overhaul of the Kurdistan Region’s taxation ...

KRG Agrees Actions on Intellectual Property, Support for Farmers and Border Security

KRG-Spain - 2019-10-03 03:54
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today chaired a meeting of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), reaching key decisions on important domestic issues. The KRG agreed that it would update and fully implement legis ...

Diputados del Movimiento Gorran visitan el campamento de Makhmur aún bajo embargo

ANF - 2019-08-30 06:12
Diputados del Movimiento Gorran en el Parlamento Regional del Kurdistán visitan el campamento de refugiados Mártir Rüstem Cudi (Makhmur). ...

UNAMI chief warns regional tensions could deal Iraq ‘huge blow’

Rûdaw - 2019-08-29 20:50
"We must spare no effort in avoiding this prospect" ...

EU Head of Liaison Office Ms. Clarisse PASZTORY ends her tenure in Erbil

KRG-Spain - 2019-08-29 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of the European Union Liaison Office Mr. Clarisse PASZTORY met at the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) Minister Safeen Dizayee Head of DFR on the occasion of compl ...

The regional context of the August 24 airstrike on IRGC “Sh’ite militias and drones”

Seth Frantzman - 2019-08-25 00:30
On Saturday evening Israel targeted an area southeast of Damascus in a strike that targeted Iranian Quds Force operatives, Sh’ite militias and drones. These three components are key to Iran’s […] ...

KIU bloc: Kurdistan Regional Government is not transparent

Kurdiu - 2019-08-24 16:06

KIU bloc meets with the Minister of Finance of the Kurdistan Regional Government

Kurdiu - 2019-08-22 22:08

Iraqi Kurdistan government planning to reform its hiring process: spokesperson

E-Kurd - 2019-08-20 17:24
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Spokesperson for Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Jutyar Adil has said that the government is planning to reform its hiring process, using new forms and methods. Adil, who recently replaced Safin Dizayee a ...

Kurdistan Regional Government announces Eid al - Adha holiday

Kurdiu - 2019-08-09 06:37

Regional Situation Report for Syria Crisis Issue No. 82 - June 2019 - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-08-08 07:31

Genel Energy confident on Bina Bawi talks with Iraqi Kurdistan authorities

E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 12:08
LONDON,— Iraqi Kurdistan-focused Genel Energy said it is confident it is making progress on its Bina Bawi gas project as it holds talks with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) over exact terms. It wrote down $424 million at the Miran field in March ...

President of the Kurdistan Region Receives A Delegation of the United Nations.

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-08-04 20:12
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 30 July 2019 – President of the Kurdistan Region received A delegation of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) headed by Dr Luay Shabana, Regional Director of the Fund. In the meeting, Dr Shabana presented a brief on his vi ...

Civilian Tragedy in Idlib as Regional Players Continue to Fight it Out - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-08-02 16:31

Appeal against embargo to Iraqi and Regional parliaments

ANF - 2019-08-02 14:48
The Martyr Rustem Cudi Refugee Camp administration has appealed to the Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Governments against the embargo. ...

How Iraqi Kurdistan intelligence agencies damaged Dr. Farhad Pirbal’s brain

E-Kurd - 2019-08-01 18:20
Araz Barwari | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Farhad Pirbal is an author and intellectual of Kurdish literature. He is well known for his criticism of the Iraqi Kurdish regional government (KRG) particularly against politicians of Barzani and Talabani families. ...

UAE, Iran hold rare talks in Tehran on maritime security

Rûdaw - 2019-07-31 18:29
The meeting is significant because the UAE and Iran are regional rivals ...

ACLED Regional Overview – Middle East (31 July 2019) - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-07-31 18:12

How will demographic divergence impact Baghdad-Erbil relations?

E-Kurd - 2019-07-31 12:25
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute The fraught federal relationship between the Iraqi government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government remains a dominant feature of broader Iraqi politics. The issue is not only the default confessio ...

Greece and Cyprus to move forward together on regional issues – Greek City Times

Greekcitytimes - 2019-07-31 07:26

Kurdistan Regional Government to form two committees to dialogue with Baghdad

Kurdiu - 2019-07-30 17:13

Commission of Integrity calls on Iraqi Kurdistan gov’t to establish anti-corruption judicial court

E-Kurd - 2019-07-30 12:47
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan’s Commission of Integrity on Monday submitted a request to the new Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cabinet to establish a court of justice focused solely on corruption cases. Musheer Ibrahim, th ...

Iraqi Kurdistan ministry ‘plans’ to build a railway network across the Kurdish region

E-Kurd - 2019-07-29 20:36
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) ministry has announced plans for an inter-province railway for Iraqi Kurdistan, as part of a wider regeneration of the Region’s transport network. “One of the plans of the reco ...

Iran says foreign forces threaten regional security

Kurdiu - 2019-07-28 21:30

Could Baghdad-Erbil end Iraq’s protacted oil dispute?

E-Kurd - 2019-07-28 15:42
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s federal authorities and the cash-strapped Kurdistan regional government (KRG) have relaunched talks over longstanding oil and budget disputes, but observers are sceptical they will reach a genuine diplomatic reset. Here are a few questio ...

Foreign forces would stoke regional tension - Iranian president

Yahoo - 2019-07-28 12:34

Safeen Dizayee takes office as the New Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations

KRG-Spain - 2019-07-24 00:00
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – In a meeting with the senior Kurdistan Regional Government officials at the KRG Department of Foreign Relations on Sunday 21 July, Minister Safeen Dizayee assumed office as the new Head of the KRG Department o ...

Bodies of 94 Yazidis exhumed from mass grave in Iraq’s Sinjar

E-Kurd - 2019-07-22 21:55
SINJAR, Northwest Iraq,— The bodies of 94 Yazidis killed by Islamic State (ISIS) militants have been recovered by a joint team of Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Government specialists from a mass grave in Kocho village in Sinjar district. The federal Natio ...

UK defense minister phones Iraqi PM to discuss regional peace

Rûdaw - 2019-07-22 18:11
Iraq PM: The two sides discussed the ways to bring peace and stability in the region ...

Iraqi Kurdistan arrests suspected shooter of Turkish diplomat

E-Kurd - 2019-07-21 06:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdish authorities announced Saturday they had arrested two suspects involved in the murder of three people, including a Turkish diplomat, in the regional capital Erbil this week. The diplomat was one of at ...

Iraqi Kurdistan arrests Turkish lawmaker's brother for assassination of diplomat

Reuters - 2019-07-20 23:07
Security services in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region said on Saturday they had arrested the brother of a lawmaker serving in the Turkish parliament for the assassination of a Turkish diplomat in the Iraqi Kurdish regional capital Erbil. ...

Statement of the Kurdistan Regional Government

Kurdiu - 2019-07-20 21:48

BRITISH-OPERATED, LIBERIAN-FLAGGED SHIP MESDAR HAS NOT BEEN SEIZED -TASNIM, QUOTING REGIONAL MILITARY SOURCES

Yahoo - 2019-07-19 22:58

Saving the Stockholm Agreement and Averting a Regional Conflagration in Yemen

International Crisis Group - 2019-07-18 16:10
The UN-brokered Stockholm Agreement to stop fighting around Yemen’s Red Sea city of Hodeida is faltering as violence on other frontlines and across the Saudi border escalates. The UN and P5 should stabilise the Stockholm Agreement and push conflict parti ...

Kurdistan PM Masrour Barzani arrives in Iraqi capital for talks

E-Kurd - 2019-07-16 19:06
BAGHDAD,— A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) led by the Prime Minister Masrour Barzani arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday for meetings with senior Iraqi federal officials, the first in his new capacity. Masrour Barzani met with Iraqi Pr ...

The delegation of the Kurdistan Regional Government meets with the three presidencies in Baghdad

Kurdiu - 2019-07-16 17:12

EU encourages regional countries to 'respect Iraq's sovereignty'

Rûdaw - 2019-07-16 15:35
"Fully respect Iraq's sovereignty and its policy of constructive engagement with its neighbours ...

Iraq to weather US-Iran tension with European help: EU official

Rûdaw - 2019-07-14 19:37
EU offers support to Iraq through current regional tensions ...

EU Supports Iraq’s Plan on Regional Conference to De-escalate Tensions

Gulan Media - 2019-07-14 18:24

Iraqi Kurdistan’s electricity ministry ‘planning’ to provide 24-hour power supply

E-Kurd - 2019-07-13 13:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Ministry of Electricity in the new cabinet of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is planning to provide 24-hour power to the region’s residents, an official said on Friday. Director of Electricity Contro ...

Kismayo attack: Several dead as gunmen storm Somali hotel

BBC - 2019-07-13 00:01
The attack happened as regional politicians discussed elections in the southern port of Kismayo. ...

Somalia-Somaliland: The Perils of Delaying New Talks

International Crisis Group - 2019-07-12 13:53
Somalia and Somaliland have been at odds since the latter’s 1991 declaration of independence, which the former rejects. The dispute has cooled after heating up in 2018, but lingering tensions could threaten regional stability. To restart dialogue, the tw ...

Rojava conference calls for regional security and stability through self-administration

Green Left Weekly - 2019-07-12 07:07
An international conference hosted by the Rojava Center for Strategic Studies in the city of Amude in Kurdish-liberated northern Syria from July 7-9 called for international support for the establishment of self-administration in areas liberated from Isl ...
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