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Polish consulate attacked in Ukrainian town: media
Reuters - 2017-03-29 09:02
KIEV (Reuters) - Unidentified attackers have struck the Polish consulate in the western Ukrainian town of Lutsk, damaging the roof and windows, local media said on Wednesday, citing witnesses. ...

Muslim Cleric Abducted in Sulaymaniyah Involved in US Consulate Attack in Erbil
BAS News - 2017-03-28 12:38
Vital information may get lost by his abduction, Erbil security forces say ERBIL — Siddiq Omar Mustafa, a Kurdish Islamic cleric, who was wanted by Erbil Asayish (security forces) over terrorism charges, was kidnapped in Hajiawa subdistrict in Sulaymaniy ...

In Pictures: Coalition Forces Continue Training Peshmerga
BAS News - 2017-03-23 22:33
ERBIL — The US-led coalition continues training Kurdish peshmerga forces as part of the global anti-Islamic State (IS) efforts. The trainings, according to the official Facebook page of the US Consulate General in Erbil, is mainly focused on counter-IED ...

US Prevents Violations Against Sinjar Administration: Official
BAS News - 2017-03-20 14:26
Sinjar delegation met with the US Consul General in Erbil SINJAR — The US Consulate General in Erbil has assured the Sinjar administration of the US efforts to prevent any attempts to violate the law in the district. Mahma Khalil, the mayor of Sinjar, to ...

U.S. Consulate in Erbil congratulates Kurds on Newroz (Video)
NRT - 2017-03-20 12:32

Armenia to open consulate-general in Kurdistan Region
NRT - 2017-03-17 11:58

Armenia to Open Consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan | The Armenian Mirror-Spectator
Mirrorspectator - 2017-03-16 20:40

Armenia to Open Consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan |
Asbarez - 2017-03-13 21:44

Armenia to Establish Consulate General in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan | Armenian News By MassisPost
Massispost - 2017-03-13 21:08

Consulate General of Armenia to Be Established in Erbil
BAS News - 2017-03-13 19:44
ISTANBUL — President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, has signed a decree on establishing a Consulate General of Armenia in Erbil, Iraq, on Monday. “Governed by Part 1 of Article 15 of the RA law on Diplomatic Service, I decide: To establish a Consulate Gener ...

Turkey referendum: Protests as consulate in Rotterdam is blocked
BBC - 2017-03-12 14:24
Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya is stopped by police as she tries to enter the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam. ...

Dutch police break up pro-Erdogan protest
BBC - 2017-03-12 02:08
Dutch riot police break up pro-Erdogan protest at Turkish consulate in Rotterdam as diplomatic row escalates ...

U.S. consulate employee detained in Turkey over alleged PKK links
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
ADANA,— A Turkish national working for the US consulate in the city of Adana in southern Turkey was detained Tuesday for the second time on suspicion of having links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), outlawed in Turkey, local media reported. Turkish ...

KRG Seeking Closer Diplomatic Ties with Canada
BAS News - 2017-03-08 00:57
ISTANBUL — Kurdistan Region’s top diplomat is requesting that Canada upgrade its current trade office in Erbil to a Consulate General, according to The Canadian Press. The Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) is seeking to have a closer economic and polit ...

Turkish foreign minister defiant on Germany rally, criticizes German authorities
Reuters - 2017-03-07 19:21
HAMBURG/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's foreign minister arrived at the Turkish consulate in Hamburg on Tuesday to address a rally for Turkish voters in Germany despite what he called shameful actions by police to force the closure of the originally planned ...

Iraqi forces retake Turkish consulate in Mosul after 2.5 years under ISIS
Rûdaw - 2017-03-07 08:39

Italy probes suspected sale of European visas in Iraqi Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
ROME,— Italy’s foreign ministry said Tuesday it had asked a prosecutor to investigate the suspected sale of European visas by officials at its consulate in the autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq. The move followed reports that entry visas for Italy and ...

Armenia to Open Consulate in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan - Hetq - News, Articles, Investigations
HETQ - 2017-03-02 17:51

Armenia confirms plans to open consulate general in Erbil
Rûdaw - 2017-03-02 16:59
The Armenian president will present draft decree for the consulate’s establishment to the Armenian Cabinet ...

Italian FM dismisses visa head at Erbil consulate after ‘irregularities’
Rûdaw - 2017-03-01 16:54
It was reported applicants paid up to 10,000 euros for visas. ...

Italian consulate official in Kurdistan replaced over travel visas
Waar Media - 2017-03-01 11:32
WAAR-DUHOK: Italy on Tuesday asked prosecutors to investigate visa irregularities by its consulate office in Erbil, Kurdistan Region. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Italian foreign ministry said their investigations have found “irregularities” in gran ...

Italy Replaces Consulate Official in Erbil over Visa-selling Probe
BAS News - 2017-02-28 22:32
“Irregularities” were found in granting Italian visa in Erbil consulate, ministry says ERBIL — Italy on Tuesday asked prosecutors to investigate visa irregularities by its consulate office in Erbil, Kurdistan Region. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Ita ...

Report: US consulate translator detained in Turkey
Rûdaw - 2017-02-24 01:21
for alleged links to outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) ...

US General Consulate in Erbil suspends visa issuance
Kurdistan24 - 2017-02-22 21:57

Armenia to open consulate in Erbil
KurdPress - 2017-02-18 09:33
The Armenian government is planning to open its consulate office in Erbil, capital of Kurdistan Region, BasNews reported. ...

Armenia to Open Consulate in Erbil
BAS News - 2017-02-17 21:24
Armenian FM invites Barzani to visit Yerevan MUNICH — The Armenian government is planning to open its consulate office in Erbil in hopes of further developing ties with Kurdistan Region, said Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian. According to a pr ...

UK Consulate delegation reiterates support for NRT in visit to studios
NRT - 2017-02-14 12:21

Afghan diplomat shot dead inside Karachi consulate
BBC - 2017-02-06 10:46
The diplomat was killed by a security guard at the Karachi consulate, but the motive is unclear. ...

Japan Opens Consulate in the Kurdistan Region
Kurdistan Regional Government - 2017-02-04 04:46

U.S. Consulate in Kurdistan halts visas for Iraqis, Syrians, Iranians
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The U.S. Consulate General in Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil issued a statement on Saturday warning that a temporary suspension of visas to Iraqi nationals had taken place after a U.S. Presidential executive orde ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 30, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
Kurdish forces detain a perpetrator of 2015 blast near U.S. Consulate in Erbil Kurdistan Region’s Counter-Terrorism Directorate has said that security forces have detained one of the perpetrators of bomb attack near the U.S. Consulate-General in Erbil in ...

Perpetrator behind 2015 bombing near US Consulate in Erbil arrested
Rûdaw - 2017-01-30 18:26
A car bombing in April 2015 killed two Turkish nationals and injured 8 ...

Kurdish forces detain a perpetrator of 2015 blast near U.S. Consulate in Erbil
NRT - 2017-01-30 14:09

Erbil airport reports one case of US-bound travel ban
Rûdaw - 2017-01-29 09:37
She advised all to consult the US consulate in Erbil before making travel arrangements. ...

US Consulate in Erbil halts visas for Iraqis, Syrians, Iranians
Rûdaw - 2017-01-28 17:38
'If you already have an appointment scheduled, please do not attend your appointment ...

U.S. Consulate General warns Iraqis temporary visa suspension in place
NRT - 2017-01-28 15:59

Belgium aims to open Honorary Consulate in Kurdistan
Kurdish Globe - 2017-01-27 11:20

KRG to Iran on Saudi consulate row: no one is entitled to request a consulate be closed in Erbil
Kurdish Globe - 2017-01-27 11:20

Political Council of the Kurdistan Islamic Union receives a delegation of the British Consulate
Kurdiu - 2017-01-22 03:10

U.S. to Erect Biggest Consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan
Breitbart - 2017-01-20 06:51

NCRI - National Council of Resistance of Iran - Kurdistan Region Rejects Iran Regime's Request to Close Saudi Consulate in Erbil
Ncr Iran - 2017-01-17 17:44

Saudi Arabia consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan should be closed, Iranian commander warns
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An Iranian top commander warned on Friday that the consulate of Saudi Arabia should leave the Kurdish capital of Erbil because their presence in Kurdistan Region destabilizes peace and causes chaos, he claimed. Moha ...

Iraqi Kurdistan rejects Iranian demand to close Saudi Arabia consulate
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— No one is entitled to request that a consulate be closed in Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said Sunday in a statement responding to remarks made by an Iranian top commander who warned Friday that ...

KRG Responds to IRGC Official Who Called for Closure of a Consulate
Rojikurd - 2017-01-17 00:09
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) states the presence of the consular offices in the Kurdistan Region is in line with the laws of Iraq and Kurdistan Region and “no one has the right to ask Kurdistan Region to close down a consulate.” An official of the ...

US to build biggest consulate building in Erbil
Rûdaw - 2017-01-16 23:30
“We signed the project for the US Consulate General building in Erbil when Matthias Mitman was the Consul,” ...

Japan opens Consulate in the Kurdistan Region
Kurdish Globe - 2017-01-16 18:27

KRG responds to demands of foreign consulate closures in Kurdistan Region
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-16 12:52
The Kurdistan Region's Council of Ministers building, Erbil, Kurdistan Region. (Photo: KRG) ...

KRG to Iran on Saudi consulate row: no one is entitled to request that a consulate be closed in Erbil
Rûdaw - 2017-01-16 10:39
"These unacceptable statements are in no way in favor of the friendly relations between both sides ...

Belgium aims to open Honorary Consulate in Kurdistan
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-15 20:03
The Belgian flag flys at half-mast at the city hall in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Photo: RTE) ...

Iranian commander warns that the Saudi Arabia consulate should leave Erbil
Rûdaw - 2017-01-15 00:17
"presence of more than 30 consulates is not normal in Erbil ...

Japan opens consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Japan opened its consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil on Wednesday following meetings between the country’s Foreign Minister Kentaro Sonoura and senior Kurdish officials, including the president and pr ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 13, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
Kuwait hands over food baskets to 25,000 displaced Iraqis in Kurdistan Kuwait has distributed food items to around 25,000 Iraqi displaced from Mosul and taken up refuge in Depkh camp, near Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil. The Kuwait general consulate in ...

PM Barzani thanks Japan for loan support as it opens consulate in Erbil
Rûdaw - 2017-01-11 21:10
Japan provides Iraq and Kurdistan with infrastructure loan ...

Japan opens Consulate General in Kurdistan
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-11 14:51
Japanese flag waving on the top of an Embassy in Berlin, Germany. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Japan to open consulate-general in Kurdistan Region
NRT - 2017-01-11 10:59

Japan to open consulate general in Erbil today
KurdPress - 2017-01-11 08:04
Within its planning to further expand ties with Kurdistan Region, the Japanese government will open its consulate general in Erbil on Wednesday January 11. ...

Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani commemorated in Erbil
KurdPress - 2017-01-10 21:54
Kurdistan Region governmental, party and religious figures participated in a ceremony in Iran’s consulate in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region, to commemorate Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani who died of a heart attack on Sunday at age 82. He was the la ...

American charged with attempted murder of U.S. diplomat in Mexico
Reuters - 2017-01-10 21:16
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. citizen was charged with the attempted murder of an American diplomat stationed at the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Justice Department said on Tuesday. ...

Austria and Armenia to open consulate in Erbil
KurdPress - 2017-01-05 07:55
The two countries of Armenia and Austria are to open their consulate in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region. ...

Three More Countries To Open Consulates in Erbil: Official
BAS News - 2017-01-04 14:42
Armenia will open its first consulate in Kurdistan while Austria and Brazil upgrade their current representations ERBIL — Countries from three continents have arranged for establishing consular offices in the Kurdistan Region's capital, Erbil, Kurdistan ...

Iranian consulates in Turkey to start limited services on Dec 26
KurdPress - 2016-12-24 12:59
Iran's embassy in Turkey declared that the Iranian consulate generals across the country namely in Ankara, Istanbul, Erzurum and Trabzon will start to offer limited consular services as of Monday. ...

Iran embassy halts consular services in Turkey on Tuesday
KurdPress - 2016-12-20 10:45
Iran's embassy in Turkey declared that its consulate generals in Istanbul, Erzurum and Trabzon are closed on Tuesday, December 20. ...

No Information on Russian Nationals Injured in Istanbul Blast – Consulate
Sputnik - 2016-12-11 08:13

Literary night in Istanbul highlights Swedish-Kurdish ties
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-05 08:57
Swedish-Kurdish author Firat Cewerî reads a selected piece from the anthology he compiled to the audience at a literary night organized at Sweden's Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey, Dec. 2, 2016. (Photo: Avesta Publications) ...

Turkey: Respect Human Rights and Free Political Prisoners
E-Kurd - 2016-11-20 21:16
Kurdish American Advocacy Group via We, as a group of concerned Kurdish and non-Kurdish individuals will be holding a 5 day peaceful rally, beginning on November 14, 2016 through Friday, November 18th, 2016 in front of Turkish consulate to prote ...

Almanya başkonsolosluğuna bombalı saldırı düzenlendi!
Zernews - 2016-11-11 02:18
Afganistan'ın kuzeyindeki Mezar-ı Şerif kentinde Almanya Başkonsolosluğu'na bombalı araçla saldırı yapıldığı bildirildi. German Consulate still under attack #Mazar-e-Sharif explosion.— Ehsan (@ehsan_af) 10 Kasım 2016Güvenlik kay ...

Families of US consulate staff asked to leave Turkey
Kurdiu - 2016-10-30 21:35

US Consulate in Istanbul evacuates family members of mission staff due to security threat
Rûdaw - 2016-10-29 23:05
‘extremist groups are continuing aggressive efforts to attack U.S. citizens ...

S. Korea to open Consulate General in Erbil
Waar Media - 2016-10-06 22:28
Waar, Duhok: South Korea has announced that it will open a Consulate General in Kurdistan Region in the near future. The announcement came during a meeting Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani met with Song Wong-yeob, South Korea’s new ambassador to ...

South Korea to open Consulate, provide humanitarian assistance to Kurdistan
Kurdistan24 - 2016-10-05 18:44
South Korean Ambassador in Iraq hands over the medical supplies donated by the Korean government to the KRG, Oct. 4, 2016. (Photo: JCC) ...

Chinese Consulate General hosts National Day reception in Kurdistan
Kurdistan24 - 2016-09-30 18:57
Officials marking the anniversary of China's national day in Erbil, September 29, 2016. (Photo: BasNews) ...

South Korea opens its consulate in the Kurdistan Region
Kurdiu - 2016-09-23 01:38

German defense minister to meet with Masoud Barzani in Erbil
Waar Media - 2016-09-22 21:04
Waar, Duhok: German Minister for Defense Ursula von der Leyen will arrive in Erbil today to meet with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani for discussions over the liberation of Mosul. German consulate announced t ...

Ukraine to open consulate in Erbil
Waar Media - 2016-09-07 22:51
Waar, Duhok: Ukraine will open an honorary consulate in Erbil, capital of Kurdistan Region, in a move to strengthen ties with the Kurdistan Regional Government. Head of KRG’s Department of Foreign Relations, Falah Mustafa recently met with Ukrainian Ambas ...

Ukraine to open honorary consulate in Kurdistan
Kurdistan24 - 2016-09-07 14:47
The Ambassador of Ukraine to Iraq Anatolii Marynets met the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Foreign Relations Falah Mustafa in Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Sep. 6, 2016. (Photo: DFR) ...

Ukraine to Open Consulate in Erbil
The Kurdish Project - 2016-09-07 05:09
The following article was originally published in Rudaw on September 6, 2016. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Ukraine intends to open a consulate in Erbil in the near future, its ambassador to Iraq announced. Anatolii Marynts, announced his country’s decision in ...

Ukraine to open consulate in Erbil
Rûdaw - 2016-09-06 16:51
Falah Mustafa also met with representatives of France and Belgium ...

Iranian Consulate denies delegation visited Sulaimani to mediate division in PUK
E-Kurd - 2016-09-05 11:18

British Consulate concerned by murder of journalist in Iraqi Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2016-08-15 12:18

Consulate General of Federal Republic of Germany visited Nawshirwan Mustafa
KNNC - 2016-07-27 23:54

France closes missions in Turkey due to security reasons
Kurd Press - 2016-07-16 13:33
The French Embassy in Ankara and the French Consulate in Istanbul will be closed until further notice after the country’s diplomatic missions in Turkey cancelled their planned events to mark France’s National Day due to security concerns. ...

Turkey Boosts Security Near Closed French Consulate General in Istanbul
Sputnik - 2016-07-15 00:02

New Europe: France closes Embassy in Ankara, Consulate in Istanbul
Focus Fen - 2016-07-14 04:08

France closes embassy in Ankara consulate in Istanbul
Bignewsnetwork - 2016-07-14 02:42

PKK accuses Kurds and Turkish diplomats of spying
Kurdistan24 - 2016-07-12 00:50
Turkish Consulate in Erbil, (Photo: Kurdistan24). ...

Greece opens a consulate general in the Kurdistan Region
Kurdiu - 2016-07-10 12:51

Bomber blows himself up near US consulate in Jeddah
Kurdiu - 2016-07-10 12:51

Suicide bomber hits near U.S. Consulate site in Saudi Arabia
E-Kurd - 2016-07-04 11:04

Suicide bomb attack near US consulate in Jeddah
Orient News - 2016-07-04 09:12

Saudi Arabia Consulate Rejects Iran’s Allegations
Kurdishglobe - 2016-06-26 19:59

Saudi Consulate in Erbil denies Iranian allegations
Kurdistan24 - 2016-06-25 23:20
Saudi Arabia flag. (Photo: Archive) ...

Saudi Arabia Consulate in Erbil Rejects Iran’s Allegations of Plotting an Attack
BasNews - 2016-06-24 14:50
No truth to the reports which claim that the Saudi Consulate in Erbil has sent “terrorist groups” to Iran, Saudi consulate general in Erbil says ERBIL — Saudi Arabia Consulate General in Erbil has rejected the allegations made by Iranian officials and ne ...

Kurdish Entrepreneurs to Attend 2016 GES
BasNews - 2016-06-22 13:08
The event will be attended by the US officials, including President Obama ERBIL — Two Kurdish Young women are invited to attend the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in the US where top officials are scheduled to speak. The US Consulate General i ...

Kuwait Delivers Aid to Refugees and IDPs in Erbil
BasNews - 2016-06-19 19:14
Some 400 families received assistance ERBIL — The Kuwaiti government delivered on Sunday food parcels to hundreds of refugee and IDP families sheltered in Kurdistan Region. In cooperation with Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), the Kuwaiti consulate in ...

Philippines to Foster Relations with KRG
BasNews - 2016-06-09 18:47
Filipino envoy to Iraq revealed that his country is considering opening its consulate general in Erbil ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Chancellor Masrour Barzani met on Thursday with the Filipino ambassador to Iraq, to discuss strengthen ...

U.S. Consulate General Celebrates 240th Independence Day
Kurdishglobe - 2016-06-07 00:46

New General Greek Consulate in Kurdistan | News from Greeks in Africa, Asia, and South America
Greekreporter - 2016-05-20 03:04

Japan to open Consulate General in Kurdistan Region
Kurdishglobe - 2016-05-11 00:52

India to open consulate in Kurdistan Region
Kurd Press - 2016-05-11 00:33
In a rare wartime diplomatic expansion India has decided to open a consulate in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region of Iraq. ...

Delegation from Chinese Consulate Visits Bas News Agency
BasNews - 2016-05-09 18:47
The delegation focused on promoting media and cultural relations ERBIL - A delegation from General Consulate of People's Republic of China in Erbil paid a visit to BasNews Agency today, May 9, to develop cultural and media relations. The Chinese delegati ...

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