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EU office to be opened in Tehran : Spokesman

KurdPress - 2017-08-08 09:07
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Monday that opening the European Union office in Tehran is going through its routine procedure. ...

Federica Mogherini arrives in Tehran for Rouhani inauguration

KurdPress - 2017-08-05 11:10
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini arrived in Tehran on Friday night to attend in the President Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration ceremony on Saturday, August 5. ...

Germany wants Europe to suspend preparations for EU-Turkey customs union

Waar Media - 2017-08-01 15:14
WAAR-DUHOK: The German government has asked the European Commission to suspend preparatory work on negotiations with Turkey for modernizing the EU-Turkey customs union because it would send the “wrong signal,” Reuters reported on Monday. According to the ...

How Libya’s Fezzan Became Europe’s New Border

International Crisis Group - 2017-08-01 03:03
The principal gateway into Europe for refugees and migrants runs through the power vacuum in southern Libya’s Fezzan region. Any effort by European policymakers to stabilise Fezzan must be part of a national-level strategy aimed at developing Libya’s lic ...

EU’s top court keeps Hamas on terror list

Waar Media - 2017-07-26 18:48
WAAR-DUHOK: The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has rejected a request to take the Palestinian militant group Hamas off the EU’s list of terrorist organizations. The tribunal has now referred the case back to a lower court. The Wednesday decision overtur ...

Pressuring Qatar: What Happens in the Gulf Doesn’t Stay in the Gulf

International Crisis Group - 2017-07-20 21:11
The rift between Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates shows no sign of abating, at a time when the Middle East is increasingly polarised. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2017 – Second Update early warning report for European policy makers ...

Watch List 2017 – Second Update

International Crisis Group - 2017-07-20 15:35
Crisis Group’s second update to our Watch List 2017 includes entries on Nigeria, Qatar, Thailand and Venezuela. These early-warning publications identify conflict situations in which prompt action by the European Union and its member states would generat ...

Barzani Shows Map of Kurdistan in Europe Ahead of Referendum

Waar Media - 2017-07-19 16:47
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, as appears in a photograph, has shown a genuine map of Kurdistan to an European delegation ahead of a referendum on independence in September this year. The picture is said to have been taken recentl ...

Barzani Shows Genuine Map of Kurdistan in Europe Ahead of Referendum

BAS News - 2017-07-18 23:26
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, as appears in a photograph, has shown a genuine map of Kurdistan to a European delegation ahead of a referendum on independence in September this year. The picture is said to be taken recently during Bar ...

The endless excuses for European convert ISIS members

Seth Frantzman - 2017-07-18 21:58
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Recently a woman alleged to be a German convert who became a “teenage ISIL bride” was pulled from the rubble of Mosul. “[She was] from the […] ...

EU Adopts Crisis Management Concept to Assist Iraq

BAS News - 2017-07-18 00:06
ERBIL — European Union (EU) Council met on Monday to adopt a crisis management concept for a new civilian CSDP (Common Security and Defence Policy ) mission in Iraq. The decision of the EU members comes after a request by the Iraqi government. The adopte ...

Protests, sit-ins in Europe to support Afrin

ANHA - 2017-07-15 16:42
NEWS DESK- Hundreds of Kurdish people protesting in many European cities expressed their resentment on Turkish occupation army’s attacks on Afrin and al-Shahba areas. Kurdish people and their friends taking part in the protests held Rojava revolution flag ...

U.S. LNG In Central and Eastern Europe – Taking Diversification Seriously

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-07-14 03:06
Last week President Trump met in Warsaw with Polish officials and Central and Eastern European (CEE) leaders at the Three Seas Initiative Summit. The event brought together countries from the Adriatic, Black and Baltic seas to discuss development of regi ...

UK sets out Brexit bill to end EU membership

Waar Media - 2017-07-13 16:38
WAAR-DUHOK: The British government on Thursday published a draft law that would formally put an end to Britain’s membership of the European Union, as a top official warned the country was unprepared for Brexit in less than two years’ time. The new bill w ...

EU Supports Kurdistan Region’s Independence Vote: Hoshyar Zebari

BAS News - 2017-07-12 15:42
ERBIL — A member of the Kurdistan Region’s delegation in Brussels said that the European Parliament (EP) supports Kurdistan Region’s forthcoming referendum on independence and it will send representatives to Kurdistan for monitoring the process. Hoshyar ...

EPP Group Chairman: It's Time to Support Kurds

BAS News - 2017-07-11 21:16
ERBIL— The European People's Party (EPP) Group Chairman on Tuesday stated the European Union should recognize the outcomes of the forthcoming referendum of the independence of the Kurdistan Region while he stressed the EU should back Kurdistan. Addressin ...

ECHR upholds Belgium burka ban

Waar Media - 2017-07-11 14:30
WAAR-DUHOK: The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) upheld Belgium’s Muslim face veil ban in a ruling announced Tuesday. The court ruled that the restriction sought to guarantee social cohesion, the “protection of the rights and freedoms of others” an ...

Barzani to Address Kurdistan Independence in EU Parliament

BAS News - 2017-07-10 15:37
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani will deliver a speech over the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region and the latest political in Iraq and the region in the European Union's Parliament. Barzani, heading a high delegation, set of ...

Barzani Visits Brussels for Talks with EU on Independence

BAS News - 2017-07-10 14:12
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, heading a high delegation, set off on an official trip to Europe on Monday to hold talks with European officials over the independence of Kurdistan Region and the forthcoming referendum. Barzani is leadi ...

Barzani heads high-level delegation, discuss referendum in Brussels

Waar Media - 2017-07-09 14:37
WAAR-DUHOK: The President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani will soon travel to Brussels to discuss the Kurdistan Region’s referendum on independence with European countries, said a Kurdish official on Saturday. President Barzani met with the Refere ...

Brexit may never happen, says top Liberal Democrat Cable

Waar Media - 2017-07-09 14:37
WAAR-DUHOK: Britain’s scheduled exit from the European Union may never happen because its main political parties are too divided on the issue, said Vince Cable, a veteran lawmaker bidding to lead the fourth largest political party, the Liberal Democrats. ...

Barzani to Discuss Referendum with European Leaders in Brussels

BAS News - 2017-07-08 16:55
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani will discuss with the European leaders Kurdistan independence referendum, stated a senior assistant to Barzani. Hemin Hawrami posted on his Twitter account on Saturday that President Barzani at the head of ...

European Parliament to suspend negotiations with Turkey

Waar Media - 2017-07-06 15:56
WAAR-DUHOK: The European Parliament has passed the report on Turkey that proposed suspending the accession talks with Turkey. The report received 466 votes in favor. The report prepared by the European Parliament’s (EP) Turkey Rapporteur Kati Piri called ...

‘EU, US compromise with Turkey on human values’

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
The Turkish government, European Union (EU) and the United States (US) are not serious about working for peace and democracy in Turkey nor in tackling the Kurdish question in the Middle East, Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition co-leader told Kurdistan24 on T ...

Analogies of injustice

Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu - 2017-06-24 00:29
What other conspiracies do the responsible institutions of the Czech Republic, which is member of the UN , NATO and European Union and which supposedly adheres to the principles of law and democracy have in store for my myself? I Dr Yekta Uzunoglu (also k ...

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 ...

EU to Continue Its Support for Peshmerga Forces: EP Speaker

BAS News - 2017-06-23 14:41
ERBIL — The President of European Union Parliament Antonio Tajani reiterated the union's support for the Peshmerga forces in the fight against terrorism. Tajani said that their military assistance to the Peshmerga forces will continue as part of the anti ...

Barzani to EU leaders: Do not oppose natural rights of Kurds

Waar Media - 2017-06-23 11:57
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region President and a delegation of political parties met with the representatives of European Union in Iraq to discuss the process of holding the independence referendum. On Thursday, Masoud Barzani Kurdistan Region President ...

Masrour Barzani Meets with Top EU Delegation in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-06-22 17:44
Barzani: Kurdistan Region will play a more active role in the anti-terrorism efforts ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani met with a top European Union (EU) delegation headed by Patrick Simmonet, the European Uni ...

EU Considers Dispatching a Security Mission to Iraq

BAS News - 2017-06-22 00:55
SOFIA — The European Union considers dispatching a security mission to help stabilise Iraq after the liberation of Mosul from the so-called Islamic State (IS). EU ministers held an initial discussion on Monday, considering the deployment of A multi-count ...

EU Renews Call for Protection of Civilians in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-21 02:49
SOFIA — The European Union (EU) once again called for protection of the Iraqi civilians trapped in the city of Mosul, as the operation for liberating the city from the so-called Islamic State (IS) enters its final stage. The Union further expressed stron ...
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