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Iran reopens border crossing with Iraqi Kurdistan amid independence row

The New Mail - 2017-10-26 10:06
Iran has reopened its major border crossing with Iraqi Kurdistan for travel and trade amid tensions over an independence referendum last month, the Iranian consulate in Erbil announced. The crossing… The post Iran reopens border crossing with Iraqi Kurdi ...

Kurds Turn Their Anger Against U.S.

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-10-21 04:26
Kurdish demonstrators protested outside the U.S. consulate in Erbil, the capital of the semiautonomous Kurdish region, accusing one of their closest allies of standing by as Iraqi forces dislodged them from a contested territory in the north of the countr ...

Kirkuk IDPs Gather in Erbil to Seek US Reaction to Baghdad Offensive

BAS News - 2017-10-20 15:02
ERBIL — Hundreds of Kurds, including IDPs from Kirkuk, gathered on Friday in front of the US Consulate in Erbil to protest Washington’s silence over Baghdad’s offensives on Kurdistan Region. The gathering condemned the military invasion of Kirkuk and the ...

US Calls on All Parties to Immediately Cease Military Action in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-16 14:12
ERBIL — The US Consulate General in Erbil expressed deep concerns over the situation in Kirkuk and called on all parties to “immediately cease military action.” “We are very concerned by reports of violence in Kirkuk and deplore any loss of life. We call ...

Turkey received U.S. request to solve visa crisis: Erdogan spokesman

Reuters - 2017-10-12 13:05
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has received a request from the United States to solve an escalating row between the two countries, the spokesman for President Erdogan said on Thursday, after a U.S. consulate worker was arrested in Istanbul last week. ...

Turkey urges U.S. to review visa suspension as lira, stocks tumble

Reuters - 2017-10-09 18:33
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey urged the United States on Monday to review its suspension of visa services after the arrest of a U.S. consulate employee sharply escalated tensions between the two NATO allies and drove Turkey's currency and stocks lower. ...

Iraq Opens Temporary Consulate in Ilam for Iranian Pilgrims

BAS News - 2017-10-05 16:49
ERBIL — Iraqi government opened a temporary consular office in the Iranian Kurdish province of Ilam, aiming at issuing visa to Iranian pilgrims who visit Shi’ite holy sites in Iraq. General Director of the Department of Hajj Affairs and Pilgrimage in Ila ...

US Statement on Tallabani’s Passing

BAS News - 2017-10-03 23:19
ERBIL — The United States Consulate General in Erbil has offered in an official statement “deepest condolences” on the passing of Jalal Tallabani, the Secretary General of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and former president of Iraq. “Mam Jalal was a ...

US orders Russia to close consulate and two annexes

Waar Media - 2017-09-01 01:37
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia has been ordered to close its San Francisco consulate and two trade missions in response to “unwarranted” Russian action, the US has said. The consulate, and annexes in New York and Washington, must close by Saturday. The US state depa ...

Turkey opens office in Duhok

KurdPress - 2017-08-11 17:55
Residents of Duhok can now obtain Turkish visas without having to visit the Turkish Consulate General in Erbil, a Turkish official announced on Thursday. ...

US to build new Consulate General in Erbil

KurdPress - 2017-07-08 08:00
The United States will build a new Consulate General in the Kurdistan Region’s capital city of Erbil, the US State Department announced in a release on Thursday. ...

Russian Consulate: Russia could support Kurdish Independence

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
The Consulate-General of Russia in the Kurdistan Region, Victor Simakov. He has been in Erbil for a year, said that he feels very close to the Kurdish community since they are an open and understanding people. Previously, he was employed at Russia's Consu ...

Kurdistan Would Better Seek Independence Peaceably: German Consul

BAS News - 2017-06-09 10:53
ERBIL— People of Kurdistan Region make the final decision over their future but it would be better for them to achieve their goal in a peaceful manner, stated Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany. Speaking to Kurdistan 24 news channel on ...

Barzani Sends Condolences to Britain Over Saturday’s Terrorist Attack

BAS News - 2017-06-04 14:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani’s condolences were conveyed to the British Consulate in Erbil over the last night’s terror attack in London which resulted in deaths and injuries of dozens of civilians. In a phone call on Sunday, the Chi ...

Turkey to Open Consulate in Duhok

BAS News - 2017-05-30 15:21
ERBIL— Turkish government has plans to open its second consular office in Duhok which will issue visas like the representative office in Erbil. Abdulsalam Stuni, chief for Kurdistan Region- Turkey's relations, told BasNews on Tuesday that the new office ...

Barzani Offers Condolences to Egypt on Friday’s Terrorist Attack

BAS News - 2017-05-28 00:08
LODZ — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani’s envoy on Saturday visited Egypt's General Consulate in Erbil to deliver condolences on the death of dozens in a terrorist attack last Friday. Fuad Hussein, Barzani’s Chief of Staff condemned that terrori ...

[In Pictures]: Jordan’s Independence Day Marked in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-05-23 21:59
ERBIL — With the presence of several senior Kurdish officials, the Consulate General of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan marked the 71 anniversary of the country’s independence. Among the officials were Kurdistan Region’s Foreign Minister Falah Mustafa, s ...

10 South Korean children killed in traffic accident in China

Reuters - 2017-05-09 11:23
BEIJING (Reuters) - Ten South Korean children and at least one Chinese national were killed in a traffic accident in China's eastern Shandong province on Tuesday morning, the South Korean consulate in China's nearby port city of Qingdao said. ...

Kurdish voters stabbed by Turks outside Turkey’s consulate in Brussels

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
BRUSSELS,— Three Kurds were attacked by knife-wielding supporters of the Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Kurdish ANF news agency reports. According to Le Soir.be, there was a brawl at 4pm local time between opponents and supporters of ...

Images by ANF from the AKP terror in Brussels

ANF/English - 2017-03-30 20:45
AKP supporters have attacked the Kurds on their way to the Turkish Consulate in Belgium capital Brussels to cast their votes for the referendum of April 16 earlier today. ...

Several hurt in clashes at Turkey's Brussels consulate: police

Reuters - 2017-03-30 20:22
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Several people were injured and taken to hospital after supporters and opponents of the Turkish government clashed outside the country's consulate in central Brussels on Thursday, Belgian police said. ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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