Discussions between Iraq and Kurdistan could set the stage for oil-for-budget agreement

Baba Gurgur oil field Iraq (archives)

nsnbc : Discussions between the federal government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) could set the stage for an oil-for-budget agreement said official KRG sources. Baba Gurgur oil field Iraq (archives) A delegation from the oil ministry of the federal government, including Alaa Khidir al-Yasri, director general of the national oil More...

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China's embassy in Canberra, Australia. Wikimedia Commons, courtesy Alpha.
By nsnbc On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
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Western countries concerned about Chinese infiltration

nsnbc : A growing number of western countries including the United States, Australia and Germany are growing increasingly concerned about China, Chinese infiltration and espionage, and taking measures to mitigate More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
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Iraqi Federal Government and Kurdistan Autonomous Region to jointly manage airports and borders

nsnbc : Delegations from Iraq’s Federal Government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have agreed to jointly manage airports in the Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) said KRG Minister of More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, January 15th, 2018
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Russia needs iron clad guarantees before extending Turkish Stream to Europe

nsnbc : Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at an annual news conference on Monday, that it is only possible to extend the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline further to Europe if the European Commission provides More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, January 15th, 2018
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Peace talks in Mozambique nearing conclusion: Nyusi

nsnbc : The process of achieving an “effective peace” in Mozambique is nearing its conclusion, declared President Filipe Nyusi on Friday. Speaking at a ceremony in the capital Maputo with members of the Mozambican More...

Pablo Beltran (archives)
By nsnbc On Saturday, January 13th, 2018
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Colombian government seeks new ceasefire with ELN

nsnbc : The Colombian government, responding to international pressure, said that it seeks to resume a ceasefire with the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN), but that chief government negotiator Gustavo Bell More...

The 2005 public hanging of two teenagers for gay sex sparked international outrage but other, not so highly publicized cases are commonplace.
By nsnbc On Saturday, January 13th, 2018
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Nuclear deal survives but US imposes new sanctions on Iran, among others over human rights

nsnbc : The United States has imposed a new set of sanctions on Iran targeting Iran’s top judge, thirteen other individuals and large entities accused of human rights abuses and censorship, the day that US More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, January 12th, 2018
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Russian daredevil jumps from high-rise balcony with opened parachute and survives: Video

nsnbc : A Russian daredevil was filmed jumping from a high-rise balcony with an unfolded parachute in the Moscow region. Surprisingly, he lived to tell the tale. Video footage of the hair-raising jump from a snowy More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, January 12th, 2018
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Ecuador grants WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange citizenship

nsnbc : Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange Ecuadorian citizenship, said the country’s foreign ministry on Thursday. Assange has been living in asylum in Ecuador’s More...

Lee at "the people's" kangaroo court?
By Christof Lehmann On Thursday, January 11th, 2018
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Relatives of Taiwanese rights activist Lee Ming-che seek to visit him after China’s prison move

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Relatives of Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che are contacting the Chishan Prison in China’s Hunan province after he was moved there to serve a five-year sentence for so-called More...