Iran provided capability for missile attacks from Yemen — US Air Force

A missile is launched during an Iranian army exercise in central Iran in this March 14, 2013, photo. (File photo by AP)
Updated 10 November 2017
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Iran provided capability for missile attacks from Yemen — US Air Force

DUBAI: Iran provided the capability for ballistic missile attacks launched from Yemen, a senior US Air Force official said on Friday.
Jeffrey Harrigian, commander for southwest Asia at the US Air Forces Central Command, also told reporters while on a visit to Dubai that it was key to provide diplomatic solutions to tensions surrounding Lebanon instead of going to war.


Kurdish party behind referendum wins regional polls in Iraq

Updated 21 October 2018
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Kurdish party behind referendum wins regional polls in Iraq

  • The elections commission says the Kurdistan Democratic Party won 45 seats out of 111 seats

BAGHDAD: The government of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region says the party that led the region into its ill-fated independence referendum last year has won the most seats in regional parliamentary elections.
The elections commission says the Kurdistan Democratic Party won 45 seats, 12 short of an outright majority in the 111-seat body.
Kurdish voters endorsed independence in a referendum last year that was marked by low turnout. Iraq’s central government refused to accept the results, and responded by seizing control of the mixed, multi-ethnic oil-city of Kirkuk and other territories.
The elections commission announced the results of the September 30 vote on Sunday.
The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan came in second, with 21 seats.
The Gorran party came in third. It accused the PUK and KDP of vote-rigging and fraud.