Baghdad Lawmakers Ask Iranian Kurdish KDP-I in Iraq to Disarm or Leave – Wildcards in a Wider ME War

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Iraqi lawmakers in the capital Baghdad demand that Iranian and Turkish Kurdish militants, primarily the KDP-I and PKK leave the country. The KDP-I is a sister-party to the northern Iraqi – Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and has its main bases in the Kurdish Autonomous Region in northern Iraq. Earlier this month the More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Russia Hosts Pan-Kurdistan Conference – The Third Great Middle East War

nsnbc : Russia hosted the annual pan-Kurdistan conference in the capital Moscow with participants of major Kurdish parties from Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran to discuss the future of Kurdistan and Kurdish politics More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Monday, February 13th, 2017

North Korean Missile Launch Prompts Criticism – Especially from Powers Armed to the Teeth with Nukes

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The UN Security Council is set to hold an emergency session on Monday following the test launch of a strategic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) a.k.a. More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Kurds Divided Along Geopolitical Fault Lines

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Syrian Kurdish National Council (KNC) claimed three of its members were arrested by security forces linked to the Democratic Union Party (PYD). The PYD rejects these reports as false. More...

By nsnbc On Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Canada to Arm Iraqi Kurds with Sniper Rifles, Mortars and Anti-Tank Weapons

nsnbc : Canada will provide weapons, including sniper rifles, mortars, anti-tank weapons and other weapons and equipment to Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq, stated the Canadian Defense Ministry. The delivery More...

By nsnbc On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Poroshenko Claims 54% of Ukrainians for NATO Membership – Most Germans Want Out

nsnbc : Ukrainian President Pyotr (Petro) Poroshenko told the German daily Berliner Morgenpost that he will put the question of Ukraine’s NATO membership to a referendum. Poroshenko, and in fact most Berliner More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Germany’s New Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel For Multilateralism – Will He Tackle German Sovereignty?

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Germany’s new Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel noted that domestic and foreign policy are today so interrelated that they are interdependent. Gabriel said the main pillars of German More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Thursday, January 19th, 2017

China Blasts US Over Invitation of Taiwanese Delegates to Trump’s Inauguration

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The People’s Republic of China interfered in sovereign domestic US policy, blasting the United States over the invitation of delegates from Taiwan to the presidential inauguration More...

By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, January 7th, 2017

Beijing Wants to Boost China – ASEAN Relations: Win-Win vs Claw-or-Paw

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, during his weekly press conference, in the first week of January 2017, said that the government in Beijing always regarded ASEAN as More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Egyptian Court Approves Controversial Transfer of Red Sea Islands to Saudi Arabia

nsnbc : The Cairo Court of Urgent Matters approved the controversial transfer of the Red Sea islands Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia. The Court’s ruling came after a protracted political and legal battle More...