The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership in meeting with the Change Movement officials in Sulaimani on October 16, 2017. Photo: Briar Namiq/KNN

Iraqi Kurdistan’s KDP and Gorran meet to discuss unified front

nsnbc : The Kurdistan Democratic party (KDP) and the Gorran (Change Movement) in Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region are meeting More...

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Mugabe urged to go peacefully

nsnbc : Uncertainty laced with excitement and expectation, with hope for a peaceful transition, calm and renewal are the predominant More...

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Muslim terrorists entered the USA via visa lottery: Trump Administration

nsnbc : At least five foreign nationals with suspected terrorism ties have settled in the United States through the same visa lottery More...

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Putin and Erdogan discuss political solution for Syria but Kurds cause controversy

nsnbc : Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President R. Tayyip Erdogan met for a working meeting at a presidential residence More...

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EU announced sanctions including arms embargo on Venezuela

nsnbc : The European Union has approved a set of economic and other sanctions including an arms embargo against Venezuela in response More...

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Former Afghan intelligence chief warned against consequences of Iran’s recruitment of Afghan youth for Syria

nsnbc : Rahmatullah Nabil, Afghanistan’s former intelligence chief, has warned against the domestic and regional consequences More...

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Trump and Putin agree: “Only a political solution can end the war in Syria”

nsnbc : U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a joint statement saying they will continue to de-conflict More...

Charges against journalist Samir Obeid a flagrant violation of human rights - nsnbc editor-in-chief Christof Lehmann. Photo, Samir Obeid - social media.

CPJ calls for immediate relaease of journalist Samir Obeid, detained for criticizing the Iraqi government and Prime Minister

nsnbc : The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) calls for the immediate release of Iraqi freelance journalist and political commentator More...

Is Iran aiming to control the Yazidi Mount Shingal in Iraq? Ali Qarkarani spotted in Sinjar

Iranian commander Ali Qakarani (right) in civilian clothes accompanied by Iranian forces including some 30 or more bodyguards on October 18, 2017 in the Yazidi town of Sinjar, northwest Iraq.

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The presence of Iranian commander Ali Qakarani accompanied by Iranian forces including some 30 or more bodyguards in the Yazidi town of Sinjar, northwest More...

Iran calls for cooperation with Pakistan for Afghan peace; NATO views Taliban bases in Pakistan as a major threat

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Iran’s Defense Minister called on Pakistan to help establish peace and security in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, More...

Fighters of the Yezidi Shengal Women’s Units returned to Mount Shingal and an uncertain future

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Fighters of the Shingal Women’s Units (YJS) who took part in the operation to liberate Raqqa, have returned home after four months of battle More...

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US troops were told child sex abuse was culturally acceptable in Afghanistan

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : A report by the Pentagon Inspector General reveals that U.S. troops deploying to Afghanistan were taught for years that child sex abuse is a culturally More...

6,417 Yazidis held by ISIS, 3,191 survivors registered, 90,000 fled to Europe: Khairi Bozani

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Khairi Bozani, the head of the Yazidi Affairs Office of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KRG) said More...

Borderline “forced disappearance” of Ukrainian journalist in Belarus

Ukraine journalist Pavlo Sharoykoreportedly detained in Belarus Oct 25_Nov 2017

nsnbc : The State Security Agency of Belarus reportedly arrested Pavlo Sharoyko, a special correspondent for the National More...

We discussed EU and Europol, not Puigdemont and Catalonia, claimed Charles Michel

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nsnbc : Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy met on the sidelines of More...

Blue Steam_Turkish Stream_Gazprom_Russia Russia to start building 2nd line of Turkish Stream only if EU provides legal guarantees: Lavrov

nsnbc : Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Association of European Businesses in the Russian Federation...

Natural gas_Fertilizer production_Archives) Norwegian fertilizer maker Yara International is considering building a $2 billion plant in Mozambique

nsnbc : The Norwegian fertiliser maker Yara International is considering building a $2 billion plant in...

Screen capture from OCCRP YouTube video. Putin’s inner cirkle has amassed $24 bln: OCCRP investigation

nsnbc : Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle is estimated to have amassed almost $24 billion...

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : A report by the Pentagon Inspector General reveals that U.S. troops deploying to More...

Muslim terrorists entered the USA via visa lottery: Trump Administration

nsnbc : At least five foreign nationals with suspected terrorism ties have settled in the United States through the same visa..

Mexico demands retrial for national to be executed in the USA on Wednesday

nsnbc : Senior Mexican diplomats, on Monday, condemned the scheduled execution of a Mexican inmate on death row in Texas, calling..

Erdogan demands northern Syria must be cleared of Kurdish terrorists, YPG ready with new regiment

Expecting an invasion by Turkey or Turkey-backed islamists, the YPG established its Eight Military Regiment in Afrin.

nsnbc : Having no mandate for operations in Syria from the UN Security Council or the Syrian government, Turkish More...

Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court declared Kurdistan independence referendum unconstitutional

nsnbc : The Supreme Federal Court of Iraq issued a verdict, on Monday, considering Kurdistan’s independence referendum “unconstitutional”. The Court also..

Syrian Democratic Forces spokesman Telal Silo may have been kidnapped by Turkish intelligence: YPG

nsnbc : The alleged resignation of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Telal Silo and reports that he allegedly has joined the..
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Magical Worlds of Multidimensional Nature

Christoph Schlüren (nsnbc) : Munich’s ’Pinakothek der Moderne’ is one of the most impressive contemporary museum buildings in Central Europe. It..
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The Otter is back in Flanders and breeding

nsnbc : The Belgian Institute for Nature and Forest Research, on the first Belgian Mammal Day, announced that the otter is..
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Opioid epidemic causing rise in hepatitis C infections and other serious illnesses

Thomas J. Stopka (TC) : Many Americans now know that, over the past decade, opioid addiction and deaths from opioid overdose..