The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has said that it will freeze the results of a recent vote for independence from Iraq. The announcement came shortly after the parliament in the autonomous Iraqi region of Kurdistan announced that legislative and presidential elections that were delayed due to the ongoing political stand-off with Baghdad would be held in eight months. Press TV has talked to Zayd al-Isa, commentator and Middle East expert, as well as Ian Williams, senior analyst of Foreign Policy in Focus, to get their opinion on this issue.
Barzani seeks to use independence vote as bargaining chip in talks: Expert
A Member of Bahrain’s Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society Sheikh Mohammad Khojasteh pointed to the critical situation of Bahrain’s political prisoners, captured by Al-Khalifa regime, and urged the international community to take immediate action to stop the suffering of these people.
Al-Wefaq member: Bahraini prisoners in critical condition
US President Donald Trump administration cannot rally global opinion in favor of confronting Iran because of its incompetency and an increasingly non-American world order, said Arshin Adib Moqaddam, professor in global thought and comparative philosophies and chair of the Center for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute.
Trump not capable of rallying global opinion against Iran: Moqaddam
Nader Entessar Professor of Political Science said the recent developments in Iraqi Kurdistan region may weaken Barzani's hold on power at least in near future.
Entessar: Developments in northern Iraq likely to weaken Barzani's hold on power
Jack Straw, former British foreign secretary warned that US withdrawal from Irna Nuclear Deal is a dangerous and unjustified decision which would bring about unnecessary international dispute.
Jack Straw: Trump withdrawal from JCPOA dangerous, unjustified
Survivors of boat tragedy that left more than 60 dead recount the horrors of losing their loved ones.
“I watched my son drown,” Rohingya boat survivor
Adam Garrie, managing editor of, says the US is the real threat to the world peace and tranquility, because American officials are pushing the world towards another world war.
US 'most dangerous threat in the world': Analyst
Pointing to recent Trump administration's hostile acts toward Iran and the JCPOA, professor of geopolitics, Dr. Filip Kovacevic, said all these means that Iran is defined as the key geopolitical enemy by the Trump administration.
Kovacevic: No matter Iran complies with JCPOA, US defines Iran key geopolitical enemy
Arba Khatun, 50, comes from Rakhine State, Myanmar, which she fled a few weeks ago.
Message to the world from Arba Khatun, a Rohingya

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