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Prime Minister Barzani meets with the European Union representatives

KRG-Spain - 2017-06-24 00:07
Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with a delegation of representatives of the European Union countries in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. Mr. Patrick Simonnet, the head of the delegation and the EU Ambassador to Iraq, brief ...

Russia names new ambassador to Turkey

KurdPress - 2017-06-20 11:36
Russia has appointed Alexei Yerkhov as Moscow’s new ambassador to Turkey, under a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin on June 19, Turkey state-run Anadolu Agency reported. ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets British Ambassador to Iraq

KRG-Spain - 2017-06-17 00:03
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Frank Baker, British Ambassador to Iraq, and his accompanying delegation. Ambassador Baker discussed regional developments, including the fight against ISIS and th ...

Erdoğan slams US decision to charge his bodyguards for Washington brawl

Waar Media - 2017-06-16 16:21
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan slammed a recent decision by US authorities to announce criminal charges against 12 members of Erdoğan’s security detail for attacking protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence on May 16. Spe ...

Masrour Barzani and British Ambassador Discuss Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-06-15 17:18
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Chancellor Masrour Barzani and British Ambassador to Baghdad Frank Baker on Thursday stressed the coordination between Kurdistan Region and the UK in the war on terrorism should not be affected by any devel ...

Barzani: Kurdistan Region Willing to Build Best Relations with Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-06-15 16:05
Barzani and British ambassador to Iraq met in Erbil on Thursday ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received on Thursday a British military and diplomatic delegation headed by Frank Baker, the British Ambassador to Iraq. During the meeting, ...

Now is not right time for referendum: UK

KurdPress - 2017-06-14 12:49
UK’s ambassador to Iraq argued that a referendum on Kurdistan Region’s independence must be dealt with through the central government in Baghdad, adding that his country does not support such a vote at this time. ...

Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, IS survivor, visits her hometown of Kocho

E-Kurd - 2017-06-04 22:57
KOCHO, Sinjar, northwest Iraq,— Yazidi activist, Islamic State IS survivor and UN Goodwill Ambassador, Nadia Murad returned to her hometown of Kocho on Thursday. Nadia Murad made an emotional return on Thursday to the Yazidi village in northern Iraq wher ...

Turkey summons U.S. envoy over Washington Kurdish protesters

E-Kurd - 2017-05-31 11:21
ANKARA,— Turkey summoned the U.S ambassador on Monday to protest the treatment of Turkish security officials in the United States during a visit by President Tayyip Erdogan last week, the foreign ministry said. A brawl erupted between Kurdish protesters ...

Masrour Barzani and French Ambassador Discuss Bilateral Ties

BAS News - 2017-05-29 17:13
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani received on Monday in a farewell visit the French Ambassador to Iraq, Marc Barety, accompanied by Dominique Mas, the Consul General in Erbil. During the meeting, the sides spo ...

France Will Continue to Support Peshmerga: French Envoy to Iraq

BAS News - 2017-05-29 14:37
Barzani received in a farewell visit the French Ambassador to Iraq ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received on Monday in a farewell visit, the French Ambassador to Iraq, Marc Barety, accompanied by Dominique Mas, the Consul General in E ...

The Vatican’s New Femme Fatale

E-Kurd - 2017-05-23 08:58
Deyan Ranko Brashich | Exclusive to Ekurd.net It may surprise you to learn that the United States as of today has only two serving, Senate approved Ambassadors, Nikki Haley, the envoy to the United Nations and David Freedman, the Ambassador to Israel. Al ...

US State Department summons Turkish ambassador

KurdPress - 2017-05-19 15:09
The U.S. State Department has summoned Turkish Ambassador in Washington Serdar Kilic on May 17 over a street brawl outside the Turkish diplomatic mission that erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’ ...

Iraqi VP to Iranian Ambassador: Stop Your Intervention in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-05-19 12:14
ERBIL— In his first meeting with the new Iranian ambassador to Iraq, Iraqi Vice President Ayad al-Allawi demanded Iran to stop its interventions in the Iraq internal affairs. Elaph news reported that Allawi, who is also the leader of the National Accord, ...

Erdogan’s bodyguards clash with Kurdish protesters in Washington

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
WASHINGTON,— Two people were arrested during a brawl outside the residence of Turkey’s ambassador to Washington following a White House visit Tuesday by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Local news reports said Erdogan supporters and Turkish security guard ...

U.S. envoy to the U.N. will visit Syrian refugees in Jordan, Turkey

Reuters - 2017-05-18 02:10
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Wednesday she will visit Turkey and Jordan from May 19-25 to see how Syrian refugees "are coping, day in and day out," to see U.N. humanitarian work and highlight the U.S ...

Australia Respects Will of Kurds on Independence: KRG Envoy

BAS News - 2017-05-17 20:13
ERBIL — Australia will respect any decision the people of Kurdistan Region make on their future through an independence referendum, said Kurdistan Region Representative to the country. Haval Dasko told BasNews that the Australian Ambassador to Iraq has e ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets US Special Presidential Envoy

KRG-Spain - 2017-05-17 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the US Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, Brett McGurk, and his accompanying delegation, including the US Ambassador to Iraq and th ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets British special envoy

KRG-Spain - 2017-05-13 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received General Tom Beckett, UK special envoy for security affairs, Frank Baker, UK Ambassador to Iraq, and a number of British military officials. In the ...

New Zealand’s New Ambassador to Iraq Announced

BAS News - 2017-05-09 13:55
ERBIL — New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee named Bradley Sawden as the country’s next Ambassador to Iraq. New Zealand Embassy in Baghdad has been open since 2015 in order to support the military personnel who are deployed in Iraq and w ...

Syria says up to 5,000 Chinese Uighurs fighting in militant groups

Reuters - 2017-05-08 12:31
BEIJING (Reuters) - Up to 5,000 ethnic Uighurs from China's violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang are fighting in various militant groups in Syria, the Syrian ambassador to China said on Monday, adding that Beijing should be extremely concerned ab ...

EU Seeking to Deport Iraqi Asylum Seekers by Their Will

BAS News - 2017-05-05 08:43
ERBIL— European Union's Iraq Ambassador Patrick Simonnet said the EU is discussing the ways to deport Iraqi asylum seekers to their home country. In a press conference on Thursday in Baghdad, Simonnet stated the EU members are involved in talks with Bagh ...

Nadia Murad Meets Pope Francis, Seeks Support for Yezidis

BAS News - 2017-05-05 00:26
ERBIL — Kurdish Yezidi survivor of the Islamic State (IS) and the UN Ambassador of Goodwill for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking or the Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Nadia Murad on Wednesday met Pope Francis in Vatican to discuss the si ...

Nadia Murad visit to Stanford University

Nadia Murad - 2017-05-04 01:33
زيارة نادية مراد لجامعة ستانفورد- أمريكا Nadia Murad, a Yazidi human rights activist and UNODC GoodWill Ambassador, and Yazda President Haider Elias spoke at the annual Stanford Global Studies student dinner on April 17. As a part of our mission to help ...

Iranian official meets Syrian envoy in Astana Talks

KurdPress - 2017-05-03 11:35
Iran Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari met Syrian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jafari in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Tuesday. ...

Courageous Syrian swimmer named UN refugee agency Goodwill Ambassador

United Nations - 2017-04-30 04:44
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today appointed Yusra Mardini – a Syrian refugee who together with her sister swam for three hours in the Mediterranean Sea off Turkey’s coast, pulling a capsizing boat of refugees to ...

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 ...

Iran’s new ambassador to Iraq arrives in Baghdad

KurdPress - 2017-04-19 10:14
Iran’s new Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi arrived on Tuesday in Baghdad and was welcomed by Iranian diplomats and head of Iran’s representative office in the city. ...

Syrian envoy slams U.S. airfield attack 'message' to North Korea

Reuters - 2017-04-17 17:38
PYONGYANG (Reuters) - Syria's ambassador to North Korea denounced U.S. aggression and "history of interventions" on Monday and said sending a "message" to North Korea with an attack on a Syrian airfield was irresponsible. ...

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. ...
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