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KRG's Ministry of Health Calls for Medical Aid
BAS News - 2017-03-29 18:00
KRG's head of Foreign Relations met with foreign diplomats in Erbil ERBIL — Due to the increasing number of IDPs settled in the Kurdistan Region and the casualties being transferred to the region, hospitals are running out of medical supplies and the Kur ...

Turkey repeats criticism against raise of Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk
KurdPress - 2017-03-29 13:03
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has repeated its disagreement to the raising of the Kurdistan flag over official premises in Kirkuk, a decision that was approved by Kirkuk Provincial Council on Tuesday, March 28. ...

PKK Kidnaps Swedish Peshmerga Volunteer near Sinjar
BAS News - 2017-03-27 21:58
Swedish Foreign Ministry has confirmed ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) affiliates around the Yezidi town of Sinjar kidnapped a Swedish national who had joined the Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces to fight the Islamic State (IS). 51-year-old Swe ...

Capacity Training II: Negotiation Strategies for the Kurdish National Council in Syria
KNC Geneva - 2017-03-27 19:09
March 10 to March 12, 2017, the “Capacity Building: Kurdischer Nationalrat in Syrien” project, supported by the German Foreign Ministry and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IfA), provided another training workshop in Erbil (Kurdistan – Iraq) for repr ...

Turkish Foreign Ministry summons Swiss ambassador over PKK rally in Bern
KurdPress - 2017-03-27 14:05
The Turkish Foreign Ministry on March 26 summoned Switzerland’s ambassador to Ankara to express its reaction over a Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) rally targeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Swiss capital Bern. ...

Turkish claims on Iran are baseless: Foreign Ministry spokesman
KurdPress - 2017-03-27 14:05
The Iranian Foreign Ministry on March 26 called recent remarks by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as “baseless and meddlesome,” stating that Ankara is playing a blame game to justify its expansionist polices, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

Turkey summons Swiss ambassador over PKK rally in Bern Orient Net - Daily Sabah Turkey’s Foreign Ministry summoned Sunday the Swiss ambassador to Ankara over terrorist organization PKK sympathizers’ ..
Orient News - 2017-03-27 02:03

Turkey protests Switzerland over ‘kill Erdogan’ poster
Waar Media - 2017-03-26 18:57
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has made a statement condemning Switzerland after a “kill Erdogan” banner was unfurled at a demonstration in Swiss capital Bern on Saturday. The banner, showing Erdogan with a gun pointing at his head read, “kill Erd ...

Turkey summons Swiss ambassador over anti-Erdogan protest in Bern: sources
Reuters - 2017-03-26 16:40
ANKARA (Reuters) - The Turkish foreign ministry summoned Switzerland's ambassador to Ankara on Sunday over a protest in Bern that it said was organized by supporters of terrorist groups and targeted President Tayyip Erdogan, foreign ministry sources said. ...

Turkey summons Swiss envoy over rally it says supported terrorism
Reuters - 2017-03-25 21:02
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's foreign ministry summoned Switzerland's charge d'affairs in Ankara on Saturday to complain about a protest in Bern that it said supported terrorism and included a poster calling for the assassination of President Tayyip Erdog ...

Turkey criticizes Iraqi Kurds for raising Kurdish flag in Kirkuk
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
ANKARA,— Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has issued a statement on Sunday evening, criticizing Kirkuk government’s decision to use Iraqi Kurdistan’s flag in official business, Anadolu Agency reported. The statement, which was released as an answer to a questio ...

Inauguration of office in Berlin to support the Kurdish National Council’s diplomatic interests
KNC Geneva - 2017-03-20 14:00
On March 8, 2017, a new office as part of the project “Beyond Geneva-III – support for the Kurdish National Council in Syria”, funded by the German Foreign Ministry and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), has been opened in central Berlin. The off ...

Flying Kurdish flag in Kirkuk destabilizes Iraq, says Turkish Foreign Ministry
Rûdaw - 2017-03-20 12:20
hoisting the Kurdish flag at official places in Kirkuk province will have destabilizing impacts ...

Turkey blames Germany for permitting ‘PKK rally’
KurdPress - 2017-03-20 09:35
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has condemned Germany for permitting alleged Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) supporters to march in the city of Frankfurt. ...

Russia says summoned Israel's Ambassador over Israeli strike in Syria: agency
Reuters - 2017-03-20 08:38
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned Israel's Ambassador to Moscow to protest an Israeli military strike near the Syrian city of Palmyra, news agency Interfax quoted a ministry official as saying on Monday. ...

FM spokesman brushes off Saudi anti-Iran claims
KurdPress - 2017-03-18 11:19
During the past turbulent years, Saudi Arabia, as a regional player, did not offer the least contribution to restoration of peace and stability in the region, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Friday. ...

Iran condemns Damascus suicide attack, says terrorists avenging their failures in Syria
KurdPress - 2017-03-16 09:39
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned Wednesday’s suicide attacks in Damascus, saying that whenever terrorists were unsuccessful in the military and political fronts, they have resorted to blind suicide acts of terror to downplay their ...

Syrian opposition to meet Russia, Iran and Turkey on March 16
Waar Media - 2017-03-15 12:42
WAAR-DUHOK: The Syrian armed opposition will hold a meeting with experts from the countries that act as the guarantors of the Syrian ceasefire (Russia, Iran and Turkey), Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Anuar Zhainakov, said on Wednesday. “As for ...

Turkey army should leave Syria: Damascus
KurdPress - 2017-03-14 10:58
Syrian foreign Ministry has told the UN Security Council and its secretary general that Turkish forces end their occupation of Syrian soil. ...

Lavrov, Cavusoglu discuss preparations for Syria meeting in Astana
Waar Media - 2017-03-13 14:43
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian and Turkish Foreign Ministers, Sergey Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu, discussed over the phone on Monday preparations for a meeting on Syria in Astana and the implementation of the ceasefire agreements, the Russian Foreign Ministry repor ...

Turkey summons Dutch envoy to complain over Rotterdam police action -ministry sources
Reuters - 2017-03-13 10:09
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey summoned the Dutch envoy in Ankara on Monday to complain about the actions of Rotterdam police against Turkish protesters over the weekend, foreign ministry sources said. ...

Deported Turkish minister claims 'inhuman treatment' in Netherlands
Rûdaw - 2017-03-12 14:13
The Dutch Foreign Ministry described her visit to Rotterdam “irresponsible” ...

Injudicious US policies root cause of Mideast tensions: Iran
KurdPress - 2017-03-12 08:32
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has dismissed the “spiteful” anti-Iran remarks by the head of the US Central Command, saying Washington’s “injudicious and incorrect” policies are the root cause of tensions in the Middle East. ...

Kazakhstan’s foreign ministry: Astana ready to host talks on Syria on March 14-15
Waar Media - 2017-03-11 22:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry continues preparations for hosting international talks on Syria on the pre-scheduled dates, the ministry’s spokesperson Anuar Jainakov told press on Saturday. “We keep working to prepare the upcoming meeting sche ...

40 Iraqis Killed in the Twin Blasts in Damascus: Iraqi Foreign Ministry
BAS News - 2017-03-11 14:14
At least 55 people dead and 120 others wounded in Damascus DAMASCUS — At least 55 people have been killed and more than 120 have been injured as a result of suicide attacks in Syria’s capital, Damascus this Saturday. The attacks took place in the vicinit ...

Iran’s sovereignty over 3 islands irrefutable, ever-lasting: spokesman
KurdPress - 2017-03-11 11:16
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said Tehran’s sovereignty over the three Persian Gulf islands of the Abu Musa, the Greater Tunb and the Lesser Tunb is an irrefutable and a perpetual fact, IRNA reported. ...

Iraq expressed ‘deep relief’ at Trump’s decision to remove Iraq from travel ban
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
BAGHDAD,— Iraq expressed “deep relief” at U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to remove Iraq from a list of countries targeted in a U.S. travel ban, the Iraqi foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday. “The decision is an important step in the ri ...

US inept to bring stability, security to region: spokesman
KurdPress - 2017-03-07 14:43
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Monday said that the US is incompetent to bring stability and security to the region. ...

Iran rejects US human rights report
KurdPress - 2017-03-05 07:26
Iran’s Foreign Ministry rejected allegations of human rights violation raised by the US State Department in its annual report. ...

Iran’s regional influence not based on militarism: spokesman
KurdPress - 2017-03-04 11:55
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Friday that the country’s influence in the region is not a hardware one and has not been based on militarism. ...

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 ...

Tehran-Moscow relations deeply rooted, stable: Russian spokesman
KurdPress - 2017-03-04 09:05
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that Tehran-Moscow relation is very deeply rooted and stable. ...

Malaysia 'strongly condemns' use of VX nerve agent in airport murder
Reuters - 2017-03-03 02:46
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's foreign ministry said on Friday it strongly condemned the use of the toxic nerve agent VX, which authorities say was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Kuala Lumpur Internation ...

Barzani Meets with Russian Foreign Ministry Delegation
BAS News - 2017-03-01 14:20
Russian delegation praised the role of Peshmerga in meeting with Barzani ERBIL — During a meeting with a senior Russian delegation, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated Erbil's willingness to strengthen ties with Moscow and hoped that Kurdist ...

China calls for cooperation to fight Uighur militants after video released
Reuters - 2017-03-01 13:23
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it wanted to work with the international community to fight Uighur militants, following the purported release by Islamic State of a video showing Uighur fighters in training. ...

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 ...

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. ...

FM ministry congratulates Asghar Farhadi for winning second Oscar
KurdPress - 2017-02-28 00:32
Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Monday congratulated Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi for winning his second Academy Award for “The salesman”. ...

Killing of Kim Jong Nam organized by North Korean govt ministries: South Korea
Reuters - 2017-02-27 09:39
SEOUL (Reuters) - The killing of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was organized by the reclusive state's ministry of state security and foreign ministry, according to South Korean lawmakers briefed by the country's intelligence agency. ...

Saudi FM arrives in Iraq for surprise visit
Waar Media - 2017-02-25 13:50
WAAR-Duhok: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir arrived in Baghdad, Iraq Saturday on an unscheduled visit, according to an Iraqi official. Al-Jubeir is leading an official delegation for talks with Iraqi officials, the Foreign Ministry official said on ...

Farsi added to Turkish Education Ministry’s curriculum
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 14:26
Farsi or Persian language has been added the list of foreign languages available to be taught at schools by the Turkish Education Ministry, the state-run Anadolu Agency has reported. ...

Maria Zakharova : Russia to continue assisting Syrian army in fighting terrorists
Waar Media - 2017-02-22 12:50
WAAR-DUHOK: The Russian military will push ahead with assistance to Syria’s government troops in the struggle against terrorists, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a news briefing on Wednesday. “The Russian armed forces will go ah ...

Iraq refutes Turkey’s sectarian allegations against Iran
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 10:43
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman has rejected as “wrong” and “unreasonable” Turkey’s recent allegations that Iran is involved in spreading sectarianism in the Middle East. ...

Iraqi Official Calls Turkey’s Recent Remarks On Iran “Unreasonable”
BAS News - 2017-02-21 22:24
LEEDS — The Spokesperson of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, Ahmad Jamal, publicly rejected Turkey’s recent allegations that Iran is involved with spreading sectarianism in the Middle East.Jamal said in a statement released on Tuesday that the remarks made by ...

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. ...

Iraq supports Russia in preserving ceasefire in Syria: foreign ministry
KurdPress - 2017-02-21 08:51
Iraqi leaders support Russia’s intent to secure the ceasefire in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. ...

Iran blames Turkey’s FM remarks in Munich as unconstructive
KurdPress - 2017-02-20 10:15
Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi blamed Turkish foreign minister remarks in Munich and said Tehran considers the remarks as “unconstructive.” ...

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 ...

Astana II: Participants adopts document on trilateral ceasefire group
Waar Media - 2017-02-16 17:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Participants in the Syria talks in Astana II have adopted a document on a joint group of Russia, Turkey and Iran to maintain ceasefire in that country, Head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for the Middle East and North Africa Ser ...

De Mistura: The year 2017 will pave the way for ending the actual conflict in Syria
Waar Media - 2017-02-15 22:19
WAAR-DUHOK: The year 2017 will pave the way for ending the Syrian conflict, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday at a joint press conference with Italian Foreign Ministry Angelino Alfano. “The year 2017 will pave th ...

Russian Defense Ministry: Astana II to be held on Feb. 15-16, no delay
Waar Media - 2017-02-15 10:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Earlier, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry said that the meeting of the international group for settlement in Syria was postponed until Thursday Talks on Syria in Kazakhstan’s Astana will be held on Wednesday and Thursday as scheduled, with no pa ...

Kazakhstan confirms new round of Syria talks postponed until Thursday
KurdPress - 2017-02-15 09:19
The Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s press service confirmed in a Wednesday statement that the beginning of the Astana talks on Syrian settlement has been delayed until Thursday noon. ...

Kazakhstan’s foreign ministry: Astana II delayed one day
Waar Media - 2017-02-15 09:01
WAAR- DUHOK: Talks on the Syrian crisis involving Russia, Iran, and Turkey that were due to start in the Kazakh capital, Astana, on Wednesday have been delayed by one day, Kazakhstan’s foreign ministry said without explaining the reason for the delay. Sy ...

Start of Syria talks in Kazakh capital delayed one day: Kazakhstan foreign ministry
Reuters - 2017-02-15 05:27
ASTANA (Reuters) - Talks on the Syrian crisis involving Russia, Iran, and Turkey that were due to start in the Kazakhstan capital, Astana, on Wednesday had been delayed by one day, Kazakhstan's foreign ministry said. ...

Kazakhstan: Delegations of Iran, Syrian government, UN arrive in Astana for Syria talks
Waar Media - 2017-02-14 17:25
WAAR-DUHOK: The delegations of Iran, the Syrian government and the UN have arrived in Astana for a meeting on Syria, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Anuar Zhainakov, told press on Tuesday. “At this point, I can confirm that representatives of th ...

Iran would positively respond should Saudis initiate détente: spokesman
KurdPress - 2017-02-14 07:05
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesperson has offered subtle overtures to Saudi Arabia, however believes Saudi officials had been largely delusional on developments in the region. ...

Sudanese police finds explosive material in apartment after blast
Reuters - 2017-02-12 23:58
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese security forces have found explosive materials and foreign passports in an apartment they raided on Sunday after a small blast detonated in South Khartoum, the Interior Ministry said. ...

Russia does not designate PKK and YPG as terrorists: official
KurdPress - 2017-02-12 08:14
Russia does not recognize the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) as terrorist organizations, said Russian Foreign Ministry official Aleksandr Botsan-Harshenko in an interview with Russian news outlet Inte ...

Russia: we don’t view PKK or YPG as terrorists
Waar Media - 2017-02-12 00:31
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian Foreign Ministry official Aleksandr Botsan-Harshenko has said that they did not see PKK operating in Turkey and YPG operating in northern Syria as terrorist organizations. According to the Sputnik’s Turkish site, Botsan-Harshenko, spe ...

Kazakhstan says delegations of Syrian government, rebels invited to Astana meetings
Reuters - 2017-02-11 13:22
ALMATY (Reuters) - Delegations from the Syrian government and rebels along with U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura have been invited to attend meetings on the Syria crisis in Kazakhstan's capital of Astana on February 15-16, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry s ...

Germany mulling meeting with Russia, Ukraine, France on Ukraine crisis
Reuters - 2017-02-08 14:56
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is in talks with its partners about organizing a meeting between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany on the Ukraine crisis on the sidelines of a meeting of G20 foreign ministers in Bonn next week, a foreign ministry spokesman sa ...

Russia, Turkey, Iran discuss Syria ceasefire implementation in Astana
Reuters - 2017-02-06 07:11
ASTANA (Reuters) - Experts from Russia, Turkey, Iran and the United Nations have started a technical meeting in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, to discuss in detail the implementation of the Syrian ceasefire agreement, Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry said on ...

Iran agrees with visa for U.S. wrestling team
KurdPress - 2017-02-05 10:53
The Spokesman for Iran Foreign Ministry stated that Tehran has agreed with issuing visa for U.S. wrestlers to take part in Freestyle World Cup to be held in the Kurdish city of Kermanshah, western Iran in 2017. ...

Iran rejects US wrestlers’ presence in 2017 World Cup
KurdPress - 2017-02-04 08:21
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman stated on Friday that presence of the US wrestling team in the 2017 World Cup in Kermanshah city of Iran has been rejected. ...

Russia's Lavrov tells France that Ukraine flare-up endangers peace talks
Reuters - 2017-02-03 17:04
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault on Friday that a flare-up of violence in eastern Ukraine may nullify two-year long efforts to pacify warring sides, Russia's foreign ministry said on F ...

Syrian opposition, Kurdish KNC in Turkey to prepare for Geneva talks
E-Kurd - 2017-02-03 14:08
ANKARA,— Representatives of the Syrian opposition arrived Friday in Turkish capital Ankara to discuss the upcoming negotiation talks in Geneva, according to a Turkish diplomatic source. Turkish Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Ümit Yalçın met political an ...

Ceasefire violations in Ukraine still too high despite lull in fighting: Germany
Reuters - 2017-02-03 13:18
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German Foreign Ministry said on Friday that there had been a lull in fighting in eastern Ukraine in recent "hours" but ceasefire breaches were still happening too often. ...

Russia, Turkey, Iran to talk Syria in Astana on Feb. 6: Kazakhstan
Reuters - 2017-02-02 14:13
ASTANA (Reuters) - Russia, Turkey and Iran will discuss how a ceasefire in Syria is being implemented at a meeting in Astana on Feb. 6, Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. ...

Iraq asks Trump administration to ‘reconsider’ travel ban
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
BAGHDAD,— Iraq has asked the United States to reconsider the travel ban on its citizens, the foreign ministry said on Monday, taking a more diplomatic line than the Iraqi parliament which had demanded the government “retaliate”. “It is necessary that the ...

Missile tests Iran’s inalienable defensive right: spokesman
KurdPress - 2017-02-01 11:49
Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said missile tests are an “inalienable and absolute” right of the Islamic Republic in order to defend its security and national interests, stressing that no country or international body can have any say in this regard. ...

Iraq asks Trump administration to ‘reconsider’ travel ban
Waar Media - 2017-02-01 03:42
Iraq has asked the United States to reconsider the travel ban on its citizens, the foreign ministry said on Monday, taking a more diplomatic line than the Iraqi parliament which had demanded the government “retaliate”. “It is necessary that the new Ameri ...

Iran condemns terrorist attack on Canada Islamic center in Quebec
KurdPress - 2017-01-31 09:28
Iran Foreign Ministry on Monday condemned terrorist attack on an Islamic center in Quebec of Canada, which killed six and injured eight others. ...

Russia denies reports of proposing Kurdish autonomy in Syria
KurdPress - 2017-01-29 12:05
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, denied reports about the Russian government proposing autonomy to the Syrian Kurds. ...

No prospect for Iran-US relations: foreign ministry
KurdPress - 2017-01-27 10:51
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Qasemi, said on Monday there has been no contact between the Islamic Republic and the US either in the past and today and there is no prospect for such relations. ...

Iran’s flags to be flown at half-mast on Iranian embassies
KurdPress - 2017-01-21 12:56
Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said that Iran’s flags will be flown at half-mast in Iranian embassies on Saturday as a sign of mourning and a memorial book will also be opened on the sad occasion of fire in a Tehran high rise. ...

Russia and Kazakhstan discuss preparations for Syria peace talks
Reuters - 2017-01-16 12:30
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed preparations for forthcoming Syria peace talks with his Kazakh counterpart Kairat Abdrakhmanov on Monday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. ...

Russia, Turkey, Iran hold talks in Moscow on Syria
KurdPress - 2017-01-14 08:51
Russian, Turkish and Iranian diplomats held consultations in Moscow to discuss the preparations for the intra-Syrian talks in Astana, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement. ...

Russian, Turkish foreign ministers stress need to maintain Syrian ceasefire
Reuters - 2017-01-10 20:15
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu agreed on Tuesday on the need to observe a ceasefire in Syria while continuing to fight "terrorist groups", Russia's foreign ministry said. ...

Iraq’s foreign relations politicized esp. by Islamic parties: former top diplomat
Rûdaw - 2017-01-08 22:54
“When we first came to the ministry it was in shambles,” ...

Kosovo ex-PM arrested in France on Serbian warrant
Reuters - 2017-01-04 21:54
PARIS/PRISTINA (Reuters) - French police on Wednesday arrested former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj, a guerrilla commander during the 1998-99 Kosovo war, on a Serbian arrest warrant, French police sources and Kosovo's Foreign Ministry said. ...

Istanbul Nightclub Attacker Identified: Turkish FM
BAS News - 2017-01-04 17:05
MOSCOW — The Head of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the "terrorist" who attacked the nightclub in Istanbul was identified, reports Ria Novosti agency. Earlier, it was claimed that the assailant's name was Yahya M ...

Syrian FM's visit to Iran for further coordination: Spokesman
KurdPress - 2017-01-03 07:41
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi stated that the Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem’s visit to Iran was for further coordination prior to the Astana talks on the Syrian crisis, IRNA reported. ...

Foreign Ministry rules out other parties' involvement in Syria
KurdPress - 2017-01-02 12:37
The issue of other parties lining up with Iran, Russia and Turkey to address the crisis in Syria is so far out of question, says Iran's foreign ministry spokesman. ...

TASS: World - Turkey welcomes possible participation of US in Syria talks ― Foreign Ministry
TASS - 2016-12-31 02:07

Russian embassy in Damascus hit by mortar shell again
Reuters - 2016-12-29 18:14
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's embassy in Damascus was hit by a mortar shell on Thursday afternoon, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. ...

Foreign ministry provides Iranian expatriates with diplomatic protection
KurdPress - 2016-12-29 10:35
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that Foreign Ministry provides Iranian nationals residing abroad such as students, cultural figures and businessmen with diplomatic protection. ...

Russian embassy in Damascus shelled twice: statement
Reuters - 2016-12-28 17:39
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian embassy in Syrian capital of Damascus was shelled twice on Wednesday afternoon, Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, calling it a provocation aimed at derailing peace settlement in the country. ...

Russia calls U.S. move to supply Syria rebels weapons a hostile act: RIA
Reuters - 2016-12-27 11:35
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it viewed a U.S. decision to ease restrictions on weapons supplies to Syrian rebels as a "hostile act" which threatened the safety of Russian warplanes and military personnel, the RIA news agenc ...

Iran foreign ministry congratulates Christian fellow citizens on Christmas
KurdPress - 2016-12-26 08:46
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Sunday congratulated Christian fellow citizens on Christmas , the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ (PBUH), IRNA reported. ...

Foreign business dealings in Iraqi Kurdistan down by 35%
E-Kurd - 2016-12-24 12:50
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Business dealings between Iraq’s Kurdistan Region and foreign countries have dropped by 35% in the past three years, according to official statistics from the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Trade ...

Iran denounces terrorist attack in Germany
KurdPress - 2016-12-21 08:00
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Tuesday strongly condemned Monday’s terrorist attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, killing and injuring tens of people. ...

Iran strongly slams murder of Russian ambassador in Turkey
KurdPress - 2016-12-20 08:31
Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Monday strongly condemned assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey describing it as an “act of evil.” ...

Iran, Russia, Turkey FMs to meet in Moscow on Tuesday
KurdPress - 2016-12-19 13:07
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Monday that the foreign ministers of Iran, Russia and Turkey are scheduled to hold a meeting in Moscow on December 20. ...

Iran first vice president's visit to Turkey postponed
KurdPress - 2016-12-19 09:24
Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi announced that an upcoming visit of First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri to Turkey has been postponed. ...

Russia’s Lavrov discusses Syria with Turkish, Iranian ministers
KurdPress - 2016-12-18 10:01
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held phone calls with the foreign ministers of Turkey and Iran on Saturday to discuss the Syria crisis, the Russian foreign ministry said. ...

Ceasefire agreed in Aleppo
KurdPress - 2016-12-14 11:01
Turkish foreign ministry has confirmed that talks between Russian army representatives and Syrian opposition have been conducted with Turkish mediation and the negotiations have led into ceasefire in the northern city of Aleppo. ...

Turkey – Attack in Istanbul – Update (10.12.16) - France-Diplomatie - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development
Diplomatie - 2016-12-13 03:41

Iran lashes out at Saudi, UK FMs statements
KurdPress - 2016-12-12 11:24
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Sunday that the anti-Iran claims of Saudi and British foreign ministers are a cover up to their destructive role in supporting the Takfiri terrorism. ...

British ambassador summoned to Iran Foreign Ministry
KurdPress - 2016-12-11 08:29
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi announced on Saturday that British Ambassador Nicholas Hopton was summoned to the ministry. ...

Iran has close cooperation with Russia: spokesman
KurdPress - 2016-12-09 16:40
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Monday acknowledged Iranian close relations with Russia that could help further convergence in the region. ...

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