Kurdistan

UPDATE 2-DNO to pay first dividend in 13 years, seeks Faroe board seats

* DNO to pay annual dividend of NOK 434 million<p>* Faroe Petroleum seeks to keep DNO off its board (Adds share price move, analyst, Faroe statement)<p>By Nerijus Adomaitis<p>OSLO, Aug 16 (Reuters) - DNO will pay its first dividend in 13 years following strong half-year earnings, and the Middle-East and …

North Sea

DNO ASA (DTNOF) CEO Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani on Q2 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

DNO ASA (OTCPK:DTNOF) Q2 2018 Results Earnings Conference Call August 16, 2018 4:00 AM ET<p><b>Executives</b><p>Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani - Executive Chairman<p>Bjorn …

Oil & Gas Industry

Turkish Raid Kills Militant Leader in Iraqi Yazidi Town

Turkish jets late Wednesday targeted a convoy of militants linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) near the Iraqi Yazidi town of Sinjar, killing …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Kurds hold Syria territory talks with Damascus | Financial Times

The political wing of Kurdish-led militia groups backed by the US have held talks with the Syrian regime as part of efforts to protect their hold …

Middle East

In Iran, Kurdish Journalist Faces 3rd Summons by Officials This Year

An Iranian Kurdish journalist who has been summoned for questioning by Iran's security and judicial authorities twice this year says he been ordered …

Civil Rights

Turkey’s Time Running Out in Idlib

Syrian Kurds could be a wild card in a possible showdown between Damascus and Ankara; Russia keeps the peace, for now, on the Israel-Syria border; …

Middle East

Three Kurdish groups in Iran are now fighting the IRGC

Kurdish fighters vow to resist regime's crackdown as groups search for more united strategy amid sanctions on Tehran.<p>><br>• ><p>Iranian Shahab 2 missile …

Middle East

Campaigning for Kurdistan Region election starts September 5

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The Kurdistan Region’s elections commission set the period for official campaigning for the parliamentary election from …

Middle East

Iran: 20 Killed in Clashes Between IRGC, Kurdish Group

At least 20 people were killed in armed clashes between Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and a Kurdish group opposed to the Iranian regime on …

Middle East

Iraq: Parties Hold Talks in Wait for Election Results Ratification

Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) officially announced the outcome of the manual vote recount, preparing the nation for their …

Middle East

With ISIL gone, Iraqi Kurds still battle a weak economy

Erbil and the Kurdish region of Iraq are fighting to realise the big plans that were put on hold to fight ISIL, but now face a slow recovery from an economic crisis.<p>People living in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq are struggling with a weak economy.<p>Before the battle to push out …

Middle East

Kurds in Syria Shutdown Assyrian School for Refusing Kurdish Curriculum

(AINA) -- Kurdish PKK authorities closed an Assyrian school in Derbiseye, Syria after Assyrian school officials refused to adopt a Kurdish teaching …

Middle East

Syrian Kurds face tough talks with Damascus to preserve autonomy

Prominent Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) former leader Salih Muslim, 2015. Photo: Avasinweb<p><b>QAMISHLO</b>, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurdish …

Middle East

Kurdistan is stable for now, which is being ignored by those asking to delay elections

Kurdistan owes it to future generations to go ahead as planned on September 30. It owes it to the people of Kurdistan.<p>A BOY rides a bicycle with the …

Middle East

American allies wanted — why Kurdistan may be one

Following a new executive order for “biting sanctions” against Iran, United States-Iran tensions have intensified. Recently in several Iranian cities …

Middle East

Official blames Baghdad anti-Kurdish policy in Kirkuk

A member of Kirkuk Provincial Council, Ahmed Askeri, blamed Baghdad policies in Kirkuk and stated that Kurds are suffering from Iraqi government …

Middle East

New Iraq Mission Emerges for Marines

Marines conducting embassy security assignments will soon have another Middle East consulate to look forward to.<p>The largest U.S. consulate complex in …

Middle East

Another miscalculation by the PKK in Syria?

As long as the Kurds are not recognized politically, the danger of them being dropped by the US or other countries remains high.<p>Iraqi Kurds wave …

Middle East

US-led coalition not against Kurds-Damascus negotiation

Kurds have held talk with Damascus as they believe the U.S. will ultimately leave Syria and Turkey could attack Kurdish regions as Ankara cannot …

Middle East

Kurdish youths plant trees in city known for chemical attacks

HALABJA (Kurdistan 24) – Over one hundred volunteers from several cities in the Kurdistan region flocked to the town of Halabja on Friday to plant …

Austrian Kurd detained at Turkish airport for criticizing Erdoğan on social media

Ümit S, a Kurd born in Turkey holding Austrian citizenship, was banned from Turkey for five years for criticizing President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and …

Social Media

Document

Joint Vulnerability Assessment, JVA, UNHCR and WFP, July 2018<p>Document Type:<p>Assessments , Data & Statistics<p>Document Language:<p>English<p>The assessment …

World Food Program

Amnesty accuses Turkey of 'turning blind eye' to abuses in Afrin

Amnesty International says Turkish forces in the northern Syrian city of Afrin are giving Syrian militias "free rein" to commit serious human rights …

Middle East

Turkish leader vows death penalty after bomb kills mom, baby

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey could move soon to reinstate the death penalty, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday while attending the funeral of a young mother and her infant son who were killed by a roadside bomb.<p>Turkish authorities have blamed Tuesday's attack near the borders of Iran …

World News

My 19-Year-Old Brother Is In Kurdistan And All Alone

- via Getty Images<p>I come from Syria and came to the UK in 2016 with my wife and three children. My first impressions of the UK were that it feels …

Middle East

Pastor Brunson, Trump’s America and Ankara’s hypocrisy

Gerald A. Honigman<p>The author is an educator who has done extensive doctoral studies in Mid-East Affairs and has conducted counter-Arab propaganda …

Middle East

Prosthetics clinic rebuilding shattered lives of Mosul survivors

Over 20 years more than 5,000 people have received prosthetic limbs at the Emergency rehabilitation centre of Sulaymaniyeh. In 1998 the Italian NGO opened the facility in Iraqi Kurdistan, next to the border with Iran, a heavily mined area - the legacy of the 1980s Iran-Iraq war and Gulf War of …

Prosthetics

Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan doubles down on genocide

As President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has tightened his stranglehold over Turkey and Turkish society, any elements of pragmatism that marked his first …

U.S. Politics

What is pushing Syrian Kurds to seek reunion with Damascus?

<b>Alwaght – As the Syrian crisis is nearing its end and government forces keep crushing terrorists and restoring the official rule over the country,</b> …

Middle East

KRG, Baghdad agree to reopen Erbil-Kirkuk road ‘as soon as possible’

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Erbil-Baghdad road, which has been closed since the events of October 16, will be reopened “as soon as possible”, …

Middle East