Business News

Business

Iran: Turkish Officials' Emotional Positions Harming Bilateral Ties (FARS News Agency (Iran)) : 14-12-2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari blamed the Turkish officials’ emotional positions and stances for the failure of efforts to further bolster relations between the two countries. “Turkey is our great neighbor and one of the big Islamic countries; the Islamic Republic of Iran’s policy is based on managing certain grounds of differences…

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The Declining State Of The Islamic State (International Business Times) : 14-12-2015

The Islamic State group is getting more international attention than ever in light of the November Paris attacks, but the militant group may be struggling behind the scenes. The Economist reported Saturday that the extremist group, also known as ISIS, could be weakening after losing strongholds in Iraq and encountering issues on the internet. “Although far…

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War on Terror Business: Washington’s Goals Are Unnervingly Far-Fetched (FARS News Agency (Iran)) : 12-12-2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- The War Party is authorizing an open-ended war against ISIL, with no geographical limits, no timetables, no prohibitions on any sort of use of force, and no suggestion of an expiration date. Using ISIL as an excuse, the War Party is also renewing its push for the bankrolling of a string of new military…

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APR Energy Signs Contract Extensions in Iraq, Angola (PR Newswire) : 11-12-2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — APR Energy plc (LSE: APR), a global leader in fast-track power solutions, announces today that it has signed extensions of its power generation contracts in Iraq and Angola. The Company’s contract extension in Iraq is for a one-year term, and runs through 2016. The power plant has been in…

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ISIL- Hitting Them Where it Hurts (The Moderate Voice) : 11-12-2015

As reported here, until a few days after the Paris terror attacks, the United States had refrained from striking the fleet of ISIL tanker trucks because of concerns about causing civilian casualties. But the following Monday, A-10s and AC-130s destroyed more than a third of almost 300 oil tanker trucks waiting to receive oil. Now, regular…

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Security News

Security

Iraqi MP Wants to See Barzani Stand on Trial for Treason Charges (FARS News Agency (Iran)) : 14-12-2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- A leading Iraqi opposition MP called for trying President of Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government Masoud Barzani on charges of treason and colluding with Turkey in its recent military aggression against Iraq. “Barzani has helped the Turkish occupying forces to enter Iraq,” Hanan Fatlawi, the head of the opposition Irada Movement, said. She reiterated that…

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Turkey Puts NATO Regime Change Lessons to Use in Iraq (FARS News Agency (Iran)) : 11-12-2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkey’ activities in northern Iraq are symptomatic of Ankara’s desire for more regime change in Baghdad with NATO help, and could lead to war between the countries, the German press worries. Turkey’s aggression in northern Iraq, call for Turks to leave the country, and airstrikes against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets raise the risk…

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Turkey detains over 900 IS militants in 2015 (China Daily) : 11-12-2015

ANKARA – Turkish security forces have detained a total of 913 Islamic State (IS) militants since January as they were trying to illegally cross through Turkey’s border, private Dogan News Agency reported on Friday. About 61 percent of the arrests of the IS members took place in the second half of 2015 as the Turkish military…

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Sadr Movement Warns of Iraq's Crushing Response to Turkish Aggression (FARS News Agency (Iran)) : 10-12-2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- Sadr movement joined other Iraqi popular forces to promise a deadly response to the Turkish aggression against Iraq and its troop deployment in the Northern parts of the country. “If the Turkish forces don’t withdraw from Iraq, the Islamic resistance will target them with new and advanced technics,” Safa al-Tamimi told FNA on Thursday.…

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Erdogan: Turkish troops in Iraq on PM Abadi's request (Al Jazeera) : 10-12-2015

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkish troops were in Iraq on the request of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi since 2014 as the row between the two countries deepens. “Turkish soldiers are in Basheeqa camp at the request of Haidar Al Abadi in 2014. Now I am asking why he was silent since 2014,”…

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Politics

Politics

Tehran's Damascene moment? (Al Jazeera) : 14-12-2015

A report from the Institute for the Study of War explained that Iran was part of “an extensive, expensive, and integrated effort to keep [Syrian] President Bashar al-Assad in power”. However, last week Bloomberg reported that according to US officials, they were seeing a “significant” reduction in the size and activity of Iranian forces in Syria.…

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Millennials want to send ground troops to fight ISIS, don't want to serve: poll (The Washington Times) : 11-12-2015

A majority of millennials across the U.S. say they support sending ground troops to fight the Islamic State terror group but do not wish to join in the fighting themselves, according to a new poll from the Harvard Institute of Politics. Researchers surveys individuals between age 18 to 19 and found 60 percent said they support…

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Security experts raise concern over ISIS spread (The Nation (Pakistan)) : 11-12-2015

Security experts have raised concern over dangerous spread of ISIS across globe and said that lone wolf terrorist phenomenon has been a new addition in the tactics of ISIS. A two days international conference was held in National University of Modern Language on ‘Emergence of ISIS in Middle East and its Impacts on South Asia’ while…

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GOP chance with youngest voters slipping away, poll finds (Tribune Washington Bureau) : 10-12-2015

WASHINGTON—Earlier this year, Republicans seemed to have potential opening with members of the large millennial generation, who played a key role in Barack Obama’s two victories. That chance appears to be slipping away, according to the latest Harvard Institute of Politics poll of 18- to 29-year-olds. Asked which party they would like to see win the…

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Millennials Want Ground Troops (Liberaland) : 10-12-2015

U.S. millennials want ground troops to fight ISIS. Some 60 percent of respondents aged 18 to 29 told Harvard’s Institute of Politics they either “strongly” or “somewhat” supported sending ground troops to combat militants who have seized territory in Syria and Iraq, as well as orchestrated or inspired deadly attacks in California. Support has risen markedly…

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Sports News

Sports

‫بطلة العالم في الشطرنج “هوو ييفان” تنضم إلى Tradimo وتتعلم التجارة : 23-08-2016

كوبنهاغن، الدنمارك، 22 أغسطس 2016/PRNewswire/ — تعلن “هوو ييفان” لمتابعيها على شبكات التواصل الاجتماعي- الذين يصل عددهم إلى أكثر من 4 مليون متابع- أن الشطرنج والاستثمار مهارات تستحق الإتقان ويعزز كل منهما الآخر. فقد أعلنت شركة Tradimo Interactive انضمام الصينية “هوو ييفان” -بطلة العالم سيدات للشطرنج- إلى Tradimo للشركة لتكون سفيرة للعلامة التجارية وستعمل على […]

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موني غرام تربط المجتمع الفليبيني عبر الرياضة : 18-08-2016

فرق كرة اليد وكرة السلة التي ترعاها موني غرام تشارك الآن في بطولات محلية الرياض،  17 آب/أغسطس، 2016 / بي آر نيوزواير / — كجزء من التزام شركة موني غرام بدعم الفليبينيين الذين يعيشون في المملكة العربية السعودية، تقوم الشركة بالرعاية النشطة لمجموعة من المبادرات الرياضية المحلية. وقد تم نقل هذه الأنشطة الآن إلى مستوى […]

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MoneyGram Connects Filipino Community through Sport : 16-08-2016

Volleyball and basketball teams sponsored by MoneyGram now playing in local tournaments RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — As part of MoneyGram’s commitment to supporting Filipino community living in Saudi Arabia, the company is an active sponsor of various local sport initiatives. Now this activity had been taken to another level by establishing […]

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‫يحصل مجلس أبوظبي الرياضي على #AbuDhabiFit خلال الصيف مع الأنشطة الرياضية في الأماكن المغلقة : 06-08-2016

أبوظبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة، 4 أغسطس 2016 /PRNewswire/ — يدخل الاحتفال بالرياضة والمجتمع في شهره الثاني في مهرجان أبوظبي الرياضي فهو أفضل طريقة للحفاظ على اللياقة البدنية مع قضاء أوقات اجتماعية في أبوظبي خلال شهور الصيف. تستمر شراكة مجلس أبوظبي الرياضي (ADSC) مع شركة أبوظبي الوطنية للمعارض (أدنيك) بخطى حثيثة في شهرها الثاني لاستضافة مهرجان […]

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The 2016 Pepsi® Football Roster Introduces Blue Card To The Global Game : 23-02-2016

International superstars Agüero, Rodríguez, Kompany, Sánchez and de Gea celebrate the world’s favorite sport unleashing unexpected moments of fun   PURCHASE, New York, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire — #BLUECARD – Continuing its longstanding history of fueling football passion around the world, Pepsi® announced its 2016 global roster of all-star players today. The Pepsi team, uniting thrilling […]

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Middle East News

Mid East

US firm launches first ever tourist guide to Kurdistan : 01-06-2015

It is likely to boast of the beautiful scenery, ancient treasures and interesting archaeology to be found in the semi-autonomous region However, tourists may still be hesitant due to the proximity of the IS militants. Those fancying a holiday with a difference will soon be able to thumb through the first ever guide to Kurdistan […]

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20 AIRSTRIKES HIT IS TARGETS IN SYRIA, IRAQ – US : 23-05-2015

WASHINGTON, May 23 — US-led coalition continued to strike ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq, with a total of 20 airstrikes conducted in past 24 hours, the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) said in a statement Friday. “Daesh continues harassing attacks against the Peshmerga near Sinjar,” said CJTF-OIR Chief of Public […]

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The Kurdish Painter Ali Jola (1940- ) : 18-05-2015

By: Ashti Garmiyani The Kurdish painter Ali Jola was born in 1940 in the city of Suleimani. He completed his academic and art study in Baghdad. He’s one of the leading artists that has a long history in the Kurdish painting. He’s always had presence in art activities and exhibitions in Kurdistan. He’s been a […]

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Vatican calls for further assistance to the Kurdistan Region : 16-05-2015

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, on Tuesday, May 5th, received Cardinal Leon-ardo Sandri, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, and his accompanying delegation. Cardinal Leonardo conveyed the greetings and gratitude of His Holiness Pope Francis to Prime Minister Barzani, to the people and the government of Kurdistan Region for having sheltered […]

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Deadly Erbil bombing a reminder for the Kurds of the pains of remaining in Iraq : 25-04-2015

By: Bashdar Pusho Ismaeel Since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, Iraq has experienced nothing but sectarian mayhem, instability and a downward spiral. While Kurdistan has prospered under security, economic growth, new infrastructure and strategic ties, Kurds need no reminder that they are still a part of Iraq and with all the repercussions and perils that […]

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World

World

“IS burned a woman alive for not engaging in an ‘extreme’ sex act,” U.N. official says : 31-05-2015

Amid all the Islamic State’s atrocities, its massacres of civilians, it’s beheading of hostages, it’s pillaging of antiquities the systematic violence the jihadists have carried out against countless enslaved women and girls never fails to shock. For months now, we’ve heard appalling testimony from women who escaped the Islamic State’s clutches, many of whom endured […]

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JORDAN SUPPORTS IRAQ AS AN INCLUSIVE STATE: PM : 26-05-2015

AMMAN, May 24 — Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour reiterated that Jordan, under the Hashemite leadership, supports the Iraqi state in countering terrorism which has hit the neighboring country. In two separate meetings on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF), with the two Iraqi deputy Prime Ministers, Rowsch Nuri Shaways and Baha al-Araji, Ensour […]

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RUSSIA VOICES CONCERN OVER DAESH ADVANCE IN SYRIA, IRAQ : 24-05-2015

MOSCOW, May 24 — The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed concern over the growing Daesh terrorist activities in Syria and Iraq. The ministry also warned that the destruction of historic monuments in Palmyra city in Syria would be an act of unpardonable vandalism. Spokesman for the ministry, Alexander Lukashevich, said in a statement on Friday […]

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Russia’s Gazprom prepares to drill for Kurdish oil in Halabja : 18-05-2015

Final preparations are underway for Russian oil giant Gazprom to conduct a survey on the Halabja Block in the southeast Kurdistan Region, which according to the company’s estimates holds sizable oil reservoirs. Technical equipment has already been transferred to the site for the 2D seismic survey, which is scheduled to be completed before the year’s […]

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Barzani discusses Peshmerga conditions and battling IS : 14-05-2015

At Kurdish forwardlcommand headquarters, not far from the Syrian border, President Massoud Barzani is planning the next stage of the battle against ISIS. The headquarters, a collection of white trailers, is nestled in an isolated stretch of green and brown land in the northwest corner of Iraq, where Syria, Turkey and Iraq meet. On the […]

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