Tag archive for ‘Iran’
Afghan refugees_Iran_2017
By nsnbc On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Iran deported nearly 130,000 Afghan refugees in 2017

nsnbc : The Iranian government forced nearly 130,000 undocumented Afghan refugees to return this year and aims at returning about 600,000 by the end of 2017. With Afghan government services having problem coping More...

Hassan Rouhani_Iran_May 2017
By nsnbc On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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Rouhani wins Iran’s presidential election

nsnbc : President Hassan Rouhani has won the country’s presidential elections over his main rivals Ebrahim Raisi, Mustafa Hashmi Taba and Mustafa Mir Salim. Rouhani vowed he would continue opening the country’s More...

Militants from the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan. Photo courtesy The Guardian (archives)
By nsnbc On Monday, May 1st, 2017
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Iranian Kurdish Komala party resumed armed struggle after 25 years

nsnbc : The leftist Iranian – Kurdish Komala party, after 25 years, resumed its armed struggle against the central government in Tehran and Iranian military, especially Revolutionary Guard forces. Komala is More...

Tillerson arrives in Moscow - is a new era with a policy of tensions that benefits Moscow as much as it benefits Washington in the pipeline?
By Christof Lehmann On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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Tillerson visits Moscow: A New “Yalta” during the Trump and Putin Administrations?

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in the Russian capital Moscow on Wednesday, April 12, for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. On the top of their agenda will More...

Makran Region_Arabian Sea
By nsnbc On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
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The rapidly populating coastal region from the Gulf to Pakistan faces a huge tsunami risk

Camilla Penney (TC) : That tsunamis can cause death and devastation has become painfully clear over the past two decades. On Boxing Day, 2004, a magnitude 9 earthquake off the coast of Sumatra caused waves several More...

Eagles of Zagros (archives)
By Christof Lehmann On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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Iranian Kurds Attack Revolutionary Guards in New Year Offensive

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Iranian – Kurdish Peshmerga branding themselves as Zagros Eagles launched an offensive against the headquarters of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Command in the predominantly More...

Freedom Party of Kurdistan - Female Peshmerga (archives)
By Christof Lehmann On Friday, March 10th, 2017
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Iranian – Kurdish Parties Form Alliance in Response to Iraqi Lawmakers’ Demand they Should Disarm or Leave

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Major Iranian – Kurdish parties agreed to hold joint Kurdish New Year celebrations on March 21, nd to form an alliance for their struggle against the Iranian government. The initiative More...

Syrian Kurdish refugees displaced in July - August 2013 (archives)
By nsnbc On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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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...

Kurdish Parties in Syria_2016_PYD - TEV Dem (r)_KNC(l)
By Christof Lehmann On Sunday, February 12th, 2017
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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...

Tehran_protests against US sanctions_Feb 2017_Iran
By Fahwad Al-Khadoumi On Saturday, February 4th, 2017
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US – Iran Exchange of Sanctions over Ballistic Missile Test: The Unreported Wider Middle East War

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : Iran vowed that it would impose sanctions against the United States after the U.S. administration imposed new sanctions on Tehran in response to a ballistic missile test on January 29. More...