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A woman shot and wounded three people at YouTube’s headquarters in Northern California before killing herself. Police have named the suspect as Nasim Aghdam, 39, and said the incident is the result of a domestic dispute. A 36-year old man left in critical condition is believed to be her boyfriend. Two other women were also […]

It seems the protest have worked as the finance ministry has approved distributing financial incentive payments to health workers. A letter signed by Finance Minister Rebaz Mohammad orders payment of 4.1 billion Iraqi dinars ($3.46 million) in incentives and nightshift overtime. The incentive payment amounts to 100,000 Iraqi dinars (about $84) monthly and is intended to cover […]

Kurdish fighters in north-western Syria say they have struck a deal with the Syrian government under which it will send troops to help repel the ongoing Turkish Olive Branch offensive. The Syrian government in Damascus has offered no confirmation. There is currently no Syrian military presence in the area. In next door Iran, relatives of […]

 The US and Turkey, whose forces are at risk of fighting each other in northern Syria, have agreed to try to defuse the crisis. The Nato allies said joint teams would meet shortly to work through their diplomatic differences, including a dispute over the city of Manbij.Turkey has threatened to attack US-allied Kurdish YPG forces […]

The delegation of Kurdish MPs who are tasked with investigating the situation in Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan have arrived in the capital city of the Kurdish canton on Sunday evening. The MPs who come from five different Kurdish parties are on an official visit to Afrin which has come under intensive Turkish strikes and military […]

France’s Foreign Minister on Wednesday called on Iranian militias and the Lebanese Hezbollah to withdraw from Syria and accused Turkey, Iran, and the Syrian regime of violating international law in the war-torn country. Jean-Yves Le Drian said France was demanding the withdrawal of “all those who have no business in Syria,” and also accused “the […]

The Iraqi parliament on Monday voted to lift sanctions imposed on Kurdish banks in November by the Iraqi Central Bank following the Kurdistan Region’s referendum. Local sources also confirmed that the Iraqi government has decided to send the Kurdistan Region 250 billion Iraqi dinars (about $210 million) for the salaries of Kurdish state employees, notably […]

Turkish war planes have launched air strikes on Kurdish fighters in Afrin in northern Syria in a move likely to raise tensions with the US. The US-backed YPG says at least nine people were killed in the air strikes. Turkey had been shelling the area for two days, ahead of the start of its military […]

Two activists charged with taking part in Iran’s widespread protests have reportedly been tortured to death in prison. A 24-year-old Kurd died in Sanandaj prison in Iranian Kurdistan and while another 26-year-old died in Chalus prison in northern Iran. The reports also come as Iran lifted the ban on the Telegram messaging app Saturday night. Meanwhile, […]

Thousands of Iranians who have been sentenced to death for drug crimes could be spared following a softening in the country’s law. Capital punishment has been abolished for some drug offences, and the head of the judiciary has said all cases on death row can be reviewed. The move is set to be applied retrospectively, […]


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