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Several MPs Lodge Appeal to Iraq's Federal Court Against Haider al-Abadi

BAS News - 2018-02-18 21:23
ERBIL — Several MPs are trying to lodge an appeal to the Federal Supreme Court of Iraq against PM Haider al-Abadi for mistreating the Kurds to win the votes of Shi'ite Arab citizens. Sherko Jawdat, head of the Kurdistan Regional Parliament's natural reso ...

Turkish Vatan Party Calls for HDP Close Down

BAS News - 2018-02-14 23:02
ERBIL — Turkish nationalist Vatan Party lawyer and Vice President Nusret Senem on Wednesday applied to the Turkish Supreme Court to close the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). “We are calling on the Supreme Court to do its work. HDP must be cl ...

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 ...

Iraqi Federal Supreme Court cannot rule on Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2018-02-05 21:06
WAAR-DUHOK: The Federal Supreme Court of Iraq on Monday declared it cannot rule on the legality of the Kurdistan national flag being flown in the disputed province of Kirkuk, while a Kurdish official affirmed the ruling is in favor of the symbolic Kurdis ...

Flying Kurdish Flag in Kirkuk Is Constitutional: Iraq’s Supreme Court

BAS News - 2018-02-05 17:01
Erbil - After the sumitted complaint of the Turkmen against Rebwar Talabani, the head of Kirkuk Provincial Council (KPC) for raising the Kurdistan flag over the public offices in the city, the Iraqi Supreme Court made a final decision on the case. "Flyin ...

Top Russian court confirms ban on Navalny election bid

Waar Media - 2017-12-31 16:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia’s top court on Saturday rejected an appeal by opposition leader Alexei Navalny against a decision to bar him from running in the country’s 2018 presidential election. The Supreme Court agreed with Russia’s Central Election Commission t ...

Alliance between Iraqi Kurds and Shiites in tatters

The New Mail - 2017-11-22 03:45
The four-decade alliance between Iraqi Kurds and Shiites was thrown into doubt on Monday as Baghdad moved to further consolidate its grip on northern Iraq. The Federal Supreme Court ruled… The post Alliance between Iraqi Kurds and Shiites in tatters appe ...

Iraq’s Federal Court Invalidates Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-11-20 11:59
ERBIL — The Iraqi federal court on Monday invalidated the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region held on September 25. The Supreme Federal Court issued a verdict ruling that the September 25 referendum on secession from Iraq conducted by the Kur ...

Iraqi Federal Court rules Kurdish referendum unconstitutional

Reuters - 2017-11-20 09:30
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that a referendum held on Kurdish independence on Sept. 25 was unconstitutional and that the results of the vote were void, a court official told Reuters. ...

Iraq court rules no region can secede after Kurdistan independence bid

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that no region or province can secede, strengthening the government’s hand as it seeks to prevent a repeat of September’s Kurdish independence vote. The ruling was a response to a request from the ce ...

Federal Court to Hold Hearing on November 20 on Kurdish Referendum

BAS News - 2017-11-14 01:46
ERBIL — The Iraqi Federal Supreme Court has set November 20th as the date for holding a hearing on the September independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region. The Federal Supreme Court has set a hearing on the 20th of November to issue a final ruling ...

An Election Delay Can Help Avert Kenya’s Crisis

International Crisis Group - 2017-10-23 20:49
The rerun of Kenya’s presidential elections scheduled on 26 October risks escalating a political crisis, as the main opposition leader has withdrawn and the risk of violence is high. The election commission should seek from the Supreme Court a 30-45 day ...

Court's Decision Will Not Abort Kurdistan Referendum: Kurdish MP

BAS News - 2017-09-18 20:20
ERBIL— Despite the verdict by the Federal Supreme Court of Iraq for suspending Kurdistan Region's independence referendum , Kurdistan Region will continue with the procedures to run the vote, stated a Kurdish lawmaker on Monday. Today the court issued a ...

Iraqi Supreme Court orders suspension of Kurdistan Referendum

Waar Media - 2017-09-18 13:50
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi Supreme Court has ruled to suspend the Kurdish referendum on Monday until it makes a final ruling on the case at the request of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. The Kurdistan Region is scheduled to hold a referendum on independ ...

Supreme Court allows Trump’s travel ban to remain for most refugees

Waar Media - 2017-09-13 13:36
WAAR-DUHOK: The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. The justices on Tuesday agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed ...

Kenya: A Historic Decision, A Tough Road Ahead

International Crisis Group - 2017-09-04 20:27
Kenya’s Supreme Court decision to annul the 8 August presidential election is bold and historic, but the path ahead will be fraught. A successful rerun within 60 days will need compromise on a better electoral commission, more accountable policing and mo ...

Iraq to Hang 27 IS Members for Involvement in Camp Speicher Massacre

BAS News - 2017-08-08 23:36
ERBIL — The Iraqi Central Criminal Court sentenced 27 'terror suspects' to death on Tuesday in the case known in the media as the "Camp Speicher massacre." According to a statement by Abdul-Sattar Al-Biraqdar, spokesperson of Iraq's Supreme Judicial Coun ...

US issues new visa criteria for 6 Muslim nations

Waar Media - 2017-06-29 08:34
WAAR-DUHOK: The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a “close” family or business tie to the United States. The move comes after the Supreme Court partially restored Pr ...

US ignoring major perpetrators of terror acts: Iran

KurdPress - 2017-06-28 12:04
Iran has denounced the recent US Supreme Court ruling allowing President Donald Trump’s contentious Muslim ban to be partly reinstated, saying the United States is turning a blind eye to the real culprits behind acts of terror on its soil. ...

Brazil Supreme Court judge orders Temer to respond to police questions

Reuters - 2017-05-30 21:52
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer must respond within 24 hours to federal police questions about his alleged involvement in a sprawling political graft probe, a Supreme Court judge ruled on Tuesday, a source with direct knowledge of th ...

Brazil top court ruling on Temer probe to await tape analysis

Reuters - 2017-05-22 21:29
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Chief Justice Carmen Lucia Rocha decided on Monday that the Supreme Court will only rule on the suspension of an investigation of President Michel Temer when the federal police determines whether a key tape recording was edit ...

Argentines protest Supreme Court ruling on Dirty War sentences

Reuters - 2017-05-11 01:50
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Argentines protested on Wednesday against a Supreme Court ruling that could decrease jail time for those convicted of human rights abuses during the country's 1976 - 1983 military dictatorship that killed as m ...

Pakistan awaits Supreme Court ruling that could disqualify PM

Reuters - 2017-04-20 10:45
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Police in riot gear on Thursday surrounded Pakistan's highest court in the capital, Islamabad, as it prepared to deliver a decision that could unseat Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over corruption allegations related to the Panama Paper ...

Venezuela confirms young man killed during anti-Maduro protests

Reuters - 2017-04-07 16:28
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities confirmed that a young man was killed on Thursday during anti-government protests and vowed to investigate the fatal attack, the first since a controversy over the Supreme Court blew up last week. ...

Germany’s Supreme Court Issues Arrest warrant for IS Commander

BAS News - 2017-02-21 22:45
He is responsible for crimes against against the Yezidi minority in Syria and Iraq LEEDS — The Supreme Court of Germany authorized in December last year, the issuance of an arrest warrant for an IS commander who is allegedly responsible for a series of w ...

Iran to blind acid-attack woman in retribution punishment: Tasnim

Reuters - 2017-02-02 20:24
ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's supreme court has ruled that a woman must be blinded in one eye must as punishment for an acid attack that left her victim sightless, using the principle of "eye for an eye" of Islamic Sharia law, the semi-official Tasnim news ag ...

Funeral of major graft probe judge killed in plane crash

Reuters - 2017-01-21 15:30
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The funeral was being held on Saturday of a Brazilian Supreme Court justice who died in a plane crash after overseeing the investigation of politicians linked to the nation's largest graft scheme. ...

'Black box' found after plane crash killed Brazil judge

Reuters - 2017-01-20 20:40
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian authorities on Friday recovered the black box that was in a small plane that crashed and killed a Supreme Court justice who was overseeing the investigation of a political kickback scheme, the largest ever uncovered in the ...

Norway detains Islamic radical Mullah Krekar, faces extradition to Italy

E-Kurd - 2016-12-01 09:59
OSLO,— Kurdish Islamic radical cleric Mullah Krekar was back under arrest Wednesday morning after Norway’s highest court upheld two lower court rulings that Krekar can be extradited to face terrorism charges in Italy. Norway’s Supreme Court on Wednesday a ...

Kurdish journalist accused of PKK links granted bail in Australia

E-Kurd - 2016-10-14 08:27
SYDNEY,— A Kurdish journalist charged with being a member of a terrorist organisation has been granted bail in the New South Wales Supreme Court. Sydney-based 38-year-old Kurdish journalist Renas Lelikan was charged with being a member of the banned organ ...
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