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Attack on Political Party Headquarters in Anbar Prompts Conversation on Election Security – On April 8, a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest inside ... condemned the bombing and called on the Iraqi authorities “to ensure the security of the political parties, representatives, candidates, and voters.
A spokesperson for Ms Osamor later added: “Kate was expressing her horror at the chemical attack in Douma and the terrible suffering of the Syrian people in the conflict. “She recognised that there is no simple solution to bringing about lasting peace in Syria, which is why there must be an urgent ...

... Prime Minister Saad Hariri commented on the regional juncture, saying: “We are working on dissociating Lebanon from any potential problem that might erupt due to the developments.” He also tackled the outcome of CEDRE conference, asking the political parties represented in the government to draft ...
Matteo Salvini, the leader of the Right-wing League, is an open admirer of the Russian president and said the allegation that the Syrian regime had ... As political parties wobbled on Italy's traditional allegiance to the US and Nato, Sergio Mattarella, the president, was said to be increasingly concerned.
Theresa May must recall parliament so MPs can discuss a possible military strike against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, the SNP has declared. ... And on Twitter he said: "I would day [sic] to @theresa_may that if the UK Cabinet is meeting today to discuss Syria Parliament, must be recalled to discuss ...
Centre of attention – Britain's potential new centrist political party has links to Tony Blair and his son, Euan, the Guardian has learned. As the Observer revealed on Sunday, LoveFilm's founder, Simon Franks, has set up a company as a vehicle to get the party started. Sources have told our political team that ...

Jeremy Corbyn has called for a ceasefire followed by a political solution in Syria as he refused to blame Bashar al-Assad for a chemical attack in the ... it would be yet another appalling example of the Assad regime's brutality and blatant disregard for both the Syrian people and its legal obligations not to ...
Ankara has launched new attacks and threats aimed at Washington for ongoing U.S. support of the Syrian-Kurdish militia, the YPG. The latest verbal salvo comes as diplomatic talks between the NATO allies continue to resolve their worst crisis in bilateral relations. The YPG is a key ally in Washington's war ...
March 24, 2011 - In response to continuing protests, the Syrian government announces several plans to appease citizens. State employees will receive an immediate salary increase. The government also plans to study lifting Syria's long standing emergency law and the licensing of new political parties.
... ez-Zor, effectively reestablishing a land route stretching from Iran to Syria and Lebanon, where the formidable Hezbollah political party and militia is based. ... "The US is planning a large attack against the Syrian Army very soon to capture Syria's border with Iraq, especially near al-Tanf and perhaps even ...
Turkey jointly with the opposition Free Syrian Army forces, launched Operation Olive Branch in Afrin in order to "clear" its border with Syria from terrorists. Turkey considers the Democratic Union Party (PYD), a Kurdish political party in northern Syria, and the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia to ...
AMMAN: The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced Tuesday that its fighters would withdraw from battles with the Islamic State in eastern Syria to ... Saleem Hussein, another Jandrees resident and a spokesman for a Kurdish political party, also said “a number of residents, who refused to leave their ...
March 24, 2011 - In response to continuing protests, the Syrian government announces several plans to appease citizens. State employees will receive an immediate salary increase. The government also plans to study lifting Syria's long standing emergency law and the licensing of new political parties.
New Delhi: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Syria remark over Ram temple issue on Monday was slammed by the leaders from different political parties, calling it “provocative”. “Sri Sri Ravi Shankar should refrain from giving out such provocative statements,” senior Janata Dal (United) leader KC Tyagi told ANI.
The ICRC has been trying “for many weeks” to bring aid to the Kurdish canton, under bombardment by Turkish forces and their Syrian proxies. The aid delivery was a joint ... Ankara alleges the Kurdish groups, the armed YPG and the political party PYD, are branches of the banned PKK. The YPG and PYD ...
Hezbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement have called for Syrian refugees' immediate repatriation to relatively stable areas in Syria. According to the interviews conducted by LCPS with various Lebanese political party members and based on what is already in the public sphere, a detailed repatriation ...
... Tuesday, a court in the Czech Republic announced the release of Syrian Kurdish leader Saleh Muslim from custody, despite Turkey's attempts to have him detained and extradited. Muslim was once the co-chairman of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), a Kurdish political party operating in northern Syria.

Some fighters chanted “One Syria, one Syria,” when crossing the checkpoint into Afrin in video shown on Syrian state TV. The PYD, the ruling Kurdish party in Rojava PYD, confirmed that the ... Ankara believes the Kurdish YPG and political party PYD are terror groups. The Kurdish groups deny the charge.
Russia and America both have troops on the ground and planes in the air above Syria. So, too, does Turkey. Iran, meanwhile, arms and supports various Shia militias that are fighting to prop up the regime of Bashar al-Assad. These include Hizbullah, a Lebanese militia-cum-political-party that fought a war ...
These include Hizbullah, a Lebanese militia cum political party that fought a bloody war with Israel in 2006. ... But the downing was enough to provoke a further wave of attacks by Israel, this time aimed at Syrian air-defence batteries and what Israel claimed were “Iranian military targets” on Syrian soil.
A Twitter account affiliated with Turkey's so-called Operation Olive Branch in Syria claimed Tuesday that forces affiliated with the Democratic Union Party (PYD)—a leading Syrian Kurdish political party that commands the armed and U.S.-backed People's Protection Units (YPG)—fired a mortar shell ...
... to decide, what is their top priority – to be a Syrian organization or to be a Syrian organization linked to an organization in Turkey, the PKK,” said Hiltermann, who doesn't believe PKK-Ankara talks are likely to “happen soon.” The YPG denies any organic links to the Qandil-based Turkish political party.
... Ankara, jointly with forces from the opposition Free Syrian Army, launched Operation Olive Branch in Afrin in order to "clear" Turkey's border with Syria ... Turkey considers the PYD, a Kurdish political party in northern Syria, and the YPG militia to be linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), listed as a ...
The KNC is an umbrella group for 14 Syrian Kurdish political parties that oppose the YPG and its political wing, the PYD. ... States has repeatedly called on its NATO ally Turkey to show restraint in its offensive on Afrin and asked Ankara to commit to a UN Security Council-backed 30-day ceasefire in Syria.
... in northwest Syria in late January 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. The attacks killed 26 civilians, including 17 children. On January 20, Turkey opened a military offensive in the Afrin district. The area, which is under the control of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) – a Syrian Kurdish political party ...
BEIRUT: One of the most prominent leaders of Syria's Kurdish community has been arrested in Prague on a Turkish warrant, local political parties said Sunday. Saleh Muslim, the former co-chair of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), was arrested late on Saturday in the Czech capital, according to a ...
As Turkey successfully continues to carry out Operation Olive Branch, the PKK terrorist organization's Syrian affiliate - the Democratic Union Party (PYD) ... the KNC is an assembly that composes of 14 political parties and civil society organizations in order to represent the rights of Kurds in Syria and Iraq.
Name the former president of South Africa, who gave into pressure from his political party to resign this week. 7. In what country, the poorest in the Western Hemisphere, did the exploitation of children in orphanages recently come to light? 8. A high school in Illinois was recently awarded Guinness World ...
Russia and America both have troops on the ground and planes in the air above Syria. So, too, does Turkey. Iran, meanwhile, arms and supports various Shia militias that are fighting to prop up the regime of Bashar al-Assad. These include Hizbullah, a Lebanese militia-cum-political-party that fought a war ...
The 2012 Constitution prohibits any political activity and the creation of political parties on the basis of religious, sectarian, racial, regional, class-based, professional, or gender discrimination. The Constitution guarantees the protection of cultural diversity of all classes and groups of the Syrian society.
So when a delegation of Iraqi Kurds from rival political parties arrived in the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin to show solidarity with their cousins facing a Turkish siege, a groundswell of euphoria erupted. Asiya Abdullah, the former co-chair of the Democratic Unity Party (PYD), declared, “The visit by ...
Dozens of political parties spring up to challenge big two ... A record number of political parties have been created in the past year in an effort to break the two-party duopoly. ... Mr Felton, a former army officer, said: “We would allow local people to vote on controversial issues like HS2 and bombing Syria.
“Working by, with, and through Iraqi and Syrian partners, the Department is helping to provide security in liberated areas, prevent the reemergence of the ... Turkey considers the Kurdish forces in northern Syria, the armed YPG and the political party PYD, extensions of the PKK, a named terror organization.
The Syrian war against groups of the Muslim Brotherhood started in the early 1980s and one of the Syrian generals who had a crucial role in ... biggest mistakes was attempting to recruit Brigadier General Hammad after assuming that since he is a Sunni and not a member of al-Ba'ath political party he will ...
Some 86.2 percent of the survey participants agreed that “Syrians should be sent back to their country once the war in Syria has ended,” according to the findings in the survey titled “Research on Polarization's Dimensions in Turkey.” The survey, conducted in 16 Turkish cities with 2004 adult participants ...
A Twitter account affiliated with Turkey's so-called Operation Olive Branch in Syria claimed Tuesday that forces affiliated with the Democratic Union Party—a leading Syrian Kurdish political party that commands the armed and U.S.-backed People's Protection Units (YPG)—fired a mortar shell containing ...
Turkey launched its offensive, called operation "Olive Branch" on January 20 against the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria's northwestern Afrin region. Turkey considers the YPG to be a terrorist group and an extension of outlawed Kurdish militants in Turkey. Most of Turkey's political parties have supported the ...
Turkey's mainly pro-government media and most political parties have expressed support for the military operation. But last week, a government ... In December, the Syrian army, working with Iranian-supported militias and Russia aircraft, launched an offensive in Idlib province. The Syrian civil war has ...
She said in the wake of the defeat of Islamic State (IS) in many parts of Syria, and de-escalation zones in others, governments, political parties and politicians have begun openly contemplating the return of Syrian refugees. "It is definitely present in the discourse, both in host countries, but also something ...
The US call for the formation of a 30,000-strong "Border Security Force" composed of YPG/SDF militants near its border with Syria alarmed Turkey, ... and a legitimate move for Turkey, and that's why we have supported it since the beginning as the main opposition political party,” Tezcan told TRT World.
The Syrian government may be developing new types of chemical weapons, and U.S. President Donald Trump is prepared to consider further military action .... Moscow denies the conclusions of U.S. intelligence agencies that it led a hacking campaign of political party networks and spread disinformation to ...
The United States currently lacks viable Syrian partners on the ground to support a fight against the group. In addition to the conflict itself, the repercussions of the associated refugee crisis are far-reaching, contributing to the rise of right-wing political parties in Europe, furthering political instability in ...
When Washington changed its strategy in summer 2014, declaring Islamic State its primary enemy following the brutal IS attacks on Yazidis in Iraq and on the Kurdish city of Kobani in Syria, the Syrian Kurds proved the ideal partner. The FSA rebels, after all, rejected Washington's condition that they focus ...
The main opposition bloc - the Syrian Negotiation Commission (SNC) - accused Assad and Russia, Syria's principal ally, of continuing to use military might and ... was "Russia's way of showing that it can pull together the broad spectrum of pro-regime and accepting-of-the-regime political parties in Syria".
Turkey is not officially at war, but rather says it is engaged in a “military operation” in the northern Syrian enclave of Afrin. ... That is why currently all political parties - with the exception of the Kurdish issue-focused Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) - are supporting the military campaign of the government.
The other opposition groups linked to Syria, whether attending Russia-sponsored talks or not, have failed to represent the interests of the Syrian people. ... and supports Russian intervention in Syria; and the "Cairo group" including Ahmed Jerba, president of Syria's Tomorrow Movement, a political party ...
Instead, military action was taken in Syria, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. Troops were withdrawn from Iraq, only to be sent back. Likewise, candidate Trump vowed to end the war in Afghanistan. But now, thousands more troops are returning. In a December 2016 speech, Trump declared, “We're all ...
Turkish warplanes have launched airstrikes against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in the Syrian enclave of Afrin. Turkey says the ... Shahoz Hasan, head of Syria's main Kurdish political party, told VOA Saturday that the Turkish operation could get in the way of a political solution in Syria. He said the people ...
It is true that the Islamic State has lost the vast majority of its territory, which at its peak in 2014 included about one-third of Iraq and half of Syria. ... Evidence points to the complicity of political parties and well-connected individuals from Iraq and neighboring countries in fueling this black market.
The ANG has participated in fighting in Homs and Quneitra (in Syria's Golan Heights) but its biggest engagement has been in eastern Ghouta, east of Damascus, where it supported the 4th Armoured Division of the Syrian army in clashes with opposition groups. For all their differences, ANG members and ...


 

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