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At U.N., U.S. calls for pressure on Russia to try to end Syria war

Reuters - 2017-04-27 20:42
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, pushed the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to focus "all eyes and all pressure" on Russia to try and end the Syrian conflict and pressed for council action even if it fac ...

Iraq Summons Turkish Envoy Over Erdogan's Remarks on Hashd Al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2017-04-21 19:18
ERBIL — Iraqi Foreign Minister summoned the Turkish ambassador to Baghdad after an interview in which the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan used the word "terrorist" to describe an Iraqi parliamentary organisation. The Spokesperson for the Foreign ...

Iraq to Summon Turkish Ambassador over Erdogan's Comments Against Hashd

BAS News - 2017-04-20 19:38
ERBIL— Iraqi Foreign Ministry will summon Turkish ambassador to Baghdad to hand over a letter of protest against the recent remarks by Turkish President Recep Teyyip Erdogan against the Shi'ite Popular Mobilization or Hashd al-Shaabi Forces. The letter i ...

Iranian Military General Takes over as New Ambassador in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-04-19 23:52
BAGHDAD — Iran’s new ambassador to Iraq, a general from the country’s Revolutionary Guards, started his mission in Baghdad on Wednesday. Iraj Masjedi, had arrived in the Iraqi capital a day earlier and was received by Iranian diplomats and a number of Ir ...

EU ambassador denounces Israel's West Bank demolitions policy

Reuters - 2017-04-04 14:39
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The European Union has expressed frustration with Israel over its demolition of Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank, with the EU ambassador taking the unusual step of reading out a joint statement denouncing the practice. ...

Syrian people do not want Assad as leader: Haley

Reuters - 2017-04-03 22:33
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States does not believe that the Syrian people want President Bashar al-Assad as their leader any longer, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Monday. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 30, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
Kurdistan Parliament Speaker awards Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad in Germany Berlin: Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Yusuf Mohammed Sadiq awarded Yazidi human rights activist and U.N. Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad on Wednesday, praising h ...

U.S. envoy to U.N.: Syria's Assad 'hindrance to moving forward'

Reuters - 2017-03-29 15:28
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Wednesday that Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is a "big hindrance in trying to move forward" to find an end to the country's six-year conflict. ...

Britain to formally trigger process to leave EU on March 29

Waar Media - 2017-03-20 14:31
WAAR-DUHOK: Britain’s government will begin the process of leaving the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on the two years in which to complete the most important negotiation for a generation. Britain’s ambassador to the 28-nation EU, Tim Bar ...

Turkey summons German envoy over Kurdish rally in Frankfurt

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
ISTANBUL,— Turkey summoned Germany’s ambassador to express its fury over a Frankfurt rally where protesters brandished insignia of Kurdish militants, the presidential spokesman said Sunday, denouncing it as a “scandal”. Some 30,000 Kurdish protesters att ...

Czech Aids IDPs, Refugees in Kurdistan with $500,000

BAS News - 2017-03-17 01:03
DUHOK — The government of Czech Republic has allocated $500,000 in humanitarian aids for refugees and IDPs settled in Duhok province of Kurdistan Region. The aid was announced during a meeting between Czech Ambassador to Baghdad, Jan Vyčítal, and Duhok G ...

Diplomatic row between Europe and Turkey escalates further

Rojikurd - 2017-03-15 00:00
Turkey has slammed the EU for siding with the Netherlands in a diplomatic dispute, after banning the Dutch ambassador from the country. Meanwhile, Angela Merkel rejected Ankara’s accusations of supporting terrorists. Despite Brussels warning Ankara to avo ...

President Barzani Meets US Special Envoy

Waar Media - 2017-03-13 14:43
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Regional President, Masoud Barzani met with Brett McGurk, the special presidential envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition on Monday. Joining McGurk were Douglas Silliman, the US Ambassador to Iraq, and Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 9, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
U.S. ambassador says Kurdistan, Iraq need to work on corruption and reduce bureaucracy Sulaimani: U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman said the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Iraqi government need to work on corruption and to reduce bureaucrac ...

Iraq says no sign of Islamic State chemical weapons use in Mosul

E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
UNITED NATIONS, U.S.,— Iraq’s UN envoy said Friday there was no evidence that the Islamic State group had used chemical weapons in the battle for Mosul. Ambassador Mohamed Alhakim said he conveyed the information to the United Nations after speaking with ...

Iraq unsure if U.N. help needed to probe Islamic State crimes

Reuters - 2017-03-11 00:08
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iraq is assessing what help it might need to collect and preserve evidence of Islamic State crimes, but has not yet decided whether it needs United Nations assistance, the country's U.N. Ambassador, Mohamed Ali Alhakim, said on ...

Iraq says 'no evidence' of chemical weapons attacks in Mosul

Reuters - 2017-03-10 21:58
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iraqi U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim said on Friday there was "no evidence" that Islamic State had used chemical weapons in Mosul, where the militants are fighting off an offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces. ...

Kurdistan ask for Canada’s increased diplomatic presence

Waar Media - 2017-03-09 10:23
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) recently asked Canada to upgrade its diplomatic presence in Kurdistan to accompany its military presence. The Liberal government of Canada recently appointed a full-time ambassador to Iraq and increased ...

Anne Hathaway on Why She Became a U.N. Ambassador for Paid Parental Leave

Waar Media - 2017-03-09 10:23
WAAR-DUHOK: On International Women’s day, Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway gave a speech at the United Nations calling on companies and countries around the world to offer paid parental leave. The United States offers 12 weeks of unpaid leave for mothers, a pr ...

U.S. envoy to U.N. says 'we need to get Iran' out of Syria

Reuters - 2017-03-09 01:20
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States supports the U.N.-led Syria peace talks, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Wednesday, saying Syria could no longer be a "safe haven for terrorists" and that it was important "we get Iran and their proxies out ...

Geneva IV: Another round of talks in Geneva outlines way forward

Waar Media - 2017-03-04 17:17
WAAR-DUHOK: The fourth round of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva on February 23 – March 3 has outlined a way forward, and forecasts it will fail did not come true, Russia’s Ambassador to UN and other international organizations in Geneva Alexei Borodavkin sa ...

Australia to bring back ambassadors to shape foreign policy: report

Reuters - 2017-03-01 01:27
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will temporarily bring back every ambassador from across the world to help shape the final components of its new foreign policy, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Wednesday citing the Foreign Ministry. ...

Saudi king to work with Indonesia to combat Islamic State: ambassador

Reuters - 2017-02-28 09:41
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A pact to combat terrorism will be the centerpiece of up to 10 agreements that will be signed when Saudi Arabia's king this week visits Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority country, the kingdom's envoy to Indonesia said on Tu ...

Saudi Arabia to name new ambassador to Iraq

Waar Media - 2017-02-26 12:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Iraqi officials that the kingdom plans to appoint a new ambassador in Baghdad, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said. Al-Jaafari was speaking during a joint press conference with the top Sau ...

Iran summons Turkish envoy over president, PM remarks

KurdPress - 2017-02-21 08:51
Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned Turkey’s ambassador to Tehran demanding an explanation for recent provocative comments made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Bahrain and Germany. ...

Malaysia summons North Korean ambassador, recalls envoy from Pyongyang

Reuters - 2017-02-20 04:28
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's foreign ministry summoned North Korea's ambassador on Monday over allegations he had made over the Southeast Asian country's handling of the investigation into the murder in Kuala Lumpur of North Korean leader Kim Jong ...

Nadia Murad: World Leaders “Numb” to Our Tragedy

BAS News - 2017-02-15 20:10
She expresses concern over the footage showing two Yezidi children forced into suicide mission by IS ERBIL — Kurdish Yezidi survivor of Islamic State (IS) captivity, Nadia Murad, who is also the UN Goodwill Ambassador, has expressed concern over the inte ...

U.S. ambassador to Iraq meets Barzani

KurdPress - 2017-02-13 06:32
The U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Doglas Suleiman, visited Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani in Selahaddin resort in Erbil, the capital of the region, where the two sides discussed the situation in Iraq as well as war against the Islamic State (IS) te ...

US Will Continue to Support Kurdistan Region: Official

BAS News - 2017-02-12 16:27
Barzani and US ambassador to Iraq met in Erbil ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received a US delegation headed by Douglas Silliman, the US ambassador to Iraq. Barzani and Silliman discussed the latest developments battle against the Isl ...

Iraqi Ambassador to Serbia Threatens Kurdish MP

BAS News - 2017-02-12 12:20
The MP had investigated into a case of Kurdish refugees in Serbia ERBIL — Due to her investigation into the case of a number of detained Iraqi Kurdish refugees in Serbia, the Iraqi ambassador to Serbia threatens Ashwaq Jaf, a Kurdish member to the Iraqi ...

Russia and Egypt could sign contracts on nuclear power plant in 2017

Waar Media - 2017-02-09 21:42
WAAR-DUHOK: All grounds exist to believe that Russia and Egypt will sign main contracts for construction of Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in 2017, Russian Ambassador to Cairo Sergey Kirpichenko told TASS in an interview on Thursday. Negotiations on con ...

Economic relations level with Russia not satisfactory: envoy

KurdPress - 2017-02-09 09:42
Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei announced that according to the statistics value of economic exchanges between Iran and Russia during first nine months of year 2016 in comparison with the same period of preceding year (2015) increased 80 percent, ...

Mexico, Central America to discuss migration under Trump: ambassador

Reuters - 2017-02-09 04:26
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala will meet in Mexico next week to discuss immigration policy responses to Donald Trump's U.S. presidency, the Honduran ambassador to Mexico said on Wednesday. ...

Economic relations level not satisfactory: envoy

KurdPress - 2017-02-05 10:53
Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei announced that according to the statistics value of economic exchanges between Iran and Russia during first nine months of year 2016 in comparison with the same period of preceding year (2015) increased 80 percent, ...

Erdogan, Putin to meet in Moscow in March

KurdPress - 2017-02-04 12:17
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is planning to pay a visit to Moscow next month to meet with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, Turkish Ambassador to Russia Hussein Dirioz said Feb. 3. ...
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