Shar Polling Organization

Shar Polling Organization 1. Shar Polling Organization (SPO) has obtained a permit to operate from the Department of Non-Governmental Organizations of Kurdistan Regional Government Council of Ministers numbered 1062 on the 2/10/2013. 2. Shar is a non-governmental scientific, independent, civil institution that performs its functions in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq to explore political, economic […]

The Rules of Procedure

The Rules of Procedure Chapter one Chapter one: name of the organization Firstly: Shar Polling organization Second: the role of the organization: to promote surveys, active participation, to make the right decisions. Third: Address Iraq – Kurdistan – Sulaimaniya, Salm Str. Fourth, the background of the organization The Shar poll organization wants to offset this […]

Country to Watch in 2019: Iraq

After four years of political and security turbulence, Iraq has now turned a new page with plenty of optimism for 2019. Back in 2014, Iraq was at the brink of failure, with the Islamic State (IS) occupying almost a third for the country, the army melting away, over three million internally displaced people seeking refuge, […]

Trump wall: President addresses nation on border ‘crisis’

US President Donald Trump has made his first TV address to the nation from the Oval Office, escalating a stand-off with Congress that has led to an 18-day partial government shutdown. Mr Trump insisted on funding for his long-promised US-Mexico border wall. However, he did not declare an emergency that would enable him to bypass […]

Bangladesh elections: Security on high alert ahead of polls

Bangladesh is voting in a general election, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeking her third consecutive term in office. Security forces are on high alert, with some 600,000 security personnel deployed across the nation. More than 100m people are eligible to vote. More than a dozen people have been killed in clashes between supporters of […]

Iraqi Kurdistan struggles to end violence against women

Shaima was 17 years old and entering her junior year in school in Erbil. Her mother, who was worried about family “honor,” often challenged her daughter in heated discussions. Eventually, Shaima’s family barred her from going to school. Around 4 p.m. on Oct. 30, the neighbors heard gunshots coming from Shaima’s house. “This is not your business,” Shaima’s mother, […]

New Zealand to hold cannabis referendum in 2020

New Zealanders will vote on legalising recreational cannabis in a referendum during the 2020 general election, the country’s justice minister said. A vote was promised by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party last year during cross-party talks, which helped to form a coalition government. It comes a week after lawmakers gave medicinal cannabis the green […]

New EU referendum would break faith with Britons, May to warn MPs

Holding another referendum on the EU would “break faith with the British people”, Theresa May will warn MPs. Former PMs John Major and Tony Blair are among those urging a new referendum if MPs cannot agree on a way forward. But the prime minister will argue that it would do “irreparable damage to the integrity […]

New Brexit referendum logical, says Tony Blair

MPs could end up supporting another Brexit referendum if “none of the other options work”, Tony Blair has said. The ex-prime minister said there could be majority support for a new EU poll if Parliament ended up “gridlocked”. He urged Theresa May to “facilitate” the process by “running all options” by MPs first, including Norway […]

Sark election: Seven newcomers voted in

Sark voters have backed seven new candidates in the island’s first contested election in five years. Among the newcomers were Philip Long, with 192 votes, John Guille, with 191, and Amanda Jayne De Carteret, with 143. The Channel Island is home to about 500 people, and elects nine of its 18 unpaid politicians every two […]

India elections: Setback for Modi’s BJP in three key states

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his right-wing BJP party appear to be facing a political setback, with major swings against it in three key state elections. The opposition Congress Party looks set to form governments in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, while Madhya Pradesh heads for a photo-finish. Correspondents say a win for the depleted Congress […]

Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish, Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is one of the five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel, along with the prizes in Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Literature. Since March 1901, it has been awarded annually (with some exceptions) to those who have […]