Iraqi Kurdistan: Going Forward with Independence Referendum on Sept. 25

“There will be no delay.  The referendum [on independence] will take place on Sept. 25.”  It was a clear message from Bayan Sami Rahman, the representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) [of Iraq] to the United States, during a panel discussion at the U.S. House of Representatives [more...]

July 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Turkish Report Exposes Locations of U.S. Troops in Syria

ANKARA, Turkey—In reports published in both Turkish and English, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency published details about 10 U.S. bases in northern Syria, including troop counts and a map of the U.S. force presence in the Turkish version, reported Bloomberg. U.S. military vehicles and Kurdish [more...]

July 20, 2017 // 1 Comment

Lapshin Sentenced to Three Years in Prison by Azerbaijani Court

BAKU, Azerbaijan (A.W.)—On July 20, an Azerbaijani court sentenced Russian-Israeli blogger Alexander Lapshin, who was arrested last December, to three years in prison on a charge related to his 2011 and 2012 visits to Artsakh. Lapshin behind bars (Photo: Interfax) The court ruled that Lapshin [more...]

July 20, 2017 // 2 Comments

Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan Re-Elected by Parliament

STEPANAKERT, Artskah (A.W.)—Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan was reelected on July 17,  at a special session of the country’s National Assembly (Parliament). President Bako Sahakyan during an April 2016 press conference donned in full military uniform. (Photo: Pan Photo) Two [more...]

July 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Azerbaijan Fails to Lead OSCE Mission to Frontlines During Monitoring

STEPANAKERT, Artsakh (A.W.)— On July 19, in accordance with the arrangement reached with the authorities of the Republic of Artsakh, an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mission conducted a planned monitoring of the Line of Contact (LoC) between the armed forces of [more...]

July 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

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