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Barzani to Visit Paris, Meet with French President

BAS News - 2017-10-02 14:47
ERBIL — France has officially invited Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani to visit Paris in the near future. Ali Dolamari, the representative of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in France, told BasNews “The government of France has officially in ...

France’s Macron Invites Barzani, Abadi to Paris over Growing Rift

BAS News - 2017-09-30 01:42
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron has reportedly invited Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to Paris in hopes of easing tensions between the two sides arose after Monday’s independence referendum in ...

President Barzani Receives France’s Ambassador to Iraq

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-28 00:03
Salahadin, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, (Krp.org)- President Masoud Barzani received a French diplomatic delegation headed by ambassador Bruno Aubert, the ambassador of France to Iraq. During the meeting, President Barzani and ambassador Aubert spoke of a nu ...

Barzani to French Amb : Too Late for Talks over Postponing Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-23 17:45
ERBIL— No time is left for talks over calling off the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani told French Ambassador to Iraq on. During a meeting in Erbil on Saturday evening, Barzani told Bruno Aubert t ...

Barzani refuses Macron’s suggestion to delay referendum

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-23 00:02
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – French President called his Kurdish counterpart on Thursday afternoon local time, urging him to postpone the referendum. Emmanuel Macron praised the role of Kurds in defeating Islamic State (IS) and embracing refug ...

Emmanuel Macron urges Barzani to postpone Kurdish polls

KurdPress - 2017-09-22 11:40
French President Emmanuel Macron has called on Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani to back down on the plan to hold referendum on the region's independence, planned for September 25. ...

Barzani to Macron: Referendum Will Not Be Postponed

BAS News - 2017-09-21 18:43
ERBIL— There will be no changes to Kurdistan independence referendum, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani told French president on Thursday. In a phone call today, French President Emmanuel Macron commended Kurdistan Region's role in the battle aga ...

French ministers arrive in Erbil, meet Barzani ahead of referendum

KurdPress - 2017-08-27 13:39
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Defence Minister Florence Parly met with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region on Saturday August 26, weeks ahead of a planned referendum on independence of K ...

French FM to Barzani: France Will Be with Kurdistan in Peace and War

BAS News - 2017-08-26 21:04
ERBIL— French Foreign Minister on Saturday told Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani that his country will support the Kurdistan Region in peace and in war, according to a report by Kurdistan Region presidency. A high level French government delegat ...

French Defense, Foreign Ministers to Visit Erbil

BAS News - 2017-08-26 12:43
ERBIL — After they arrived in Baghdad earlier today, the French defense and foreign ministers are expected to visit Erbil to meet with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Defense Minister Florence Par ...

Barzani: Chris Kutschera Shall Be Remembered By Kurds for Ever

BAS News - 2017-08-05 15:16
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has made an official statement to send his condolences to the family and friends of Chris Kutschera, the well-known French journalist and photographer. “He was a great friend of Kurdistan who introduced t ...

Peshmerga Delegation Discusses Referendum with French President

Waar Media - 2017-07-19 14:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish Peshmerga delegation to France has thanked the administration in Paris for its support to Erbil in the war against Islamic State (ISIS). Peshmerga commander of Makhmour-Gwer frontline, Sirwan Barzani revealed on his Facebook account t ...

Peshmerga Delegation Discusses Referendum with French President

BAS News - 2017-07-19 12:03
ERBIL — Kurdish Peshmerga delegation to France has thanked the administration in Paris for its support to Erbil in the war against Islamic State (IS). Peshmerga commander of Makhmour-Gwer frontline, Sirwan Barzani revealed on his Facebook account that th ...

Trump, Macron attend Bastille Day military parade

Waar Media - 2017-07-14 12:54
WAAR-DUHOK: On his first Bastille Day as president, Emmanuel Macron attended the French capital’s military parade alongside his US counterpart, Donald Trump. Fearing attacks, police emptied the famed Champs-Elysees two hours before the parade began, alon ...

Macron aims to consolidate power as France elects parliament

Waar Media - 2017-06-11 14:33
WAAR-DUHOK: French voters cast their ballots on Sunday in the first round of a parliamentary election expected to give centrist President Emmanuel Macron the strong majority needed to carry out the far-reaching economic and social reforms he promises. Th ...

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 ...

Trump meets France’s Macron in Brussels

Waar Media - 2017-05-25 17:34
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump today met his newly-elected French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Brussels. Trump’s wife Melania Trump was with the president as they welcomed Macron to the US embassy in Brussels ah ...

PYD leader Salih Muslim meets French president Francois Hollande

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
PARIS,— The co-chairman of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) of Syrian Kurdistan, Salih Muslim, met with the outgoing French President Francois Hollande at the Élysée Palace on Tuesday for talks on the Syria situation, Firat News Agency reported. PYD Fran ...

France's Macron, Tusk begin work on European overhaul

Reuters - 2017-05-17 20:54
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he would begin working immediately with European Council President Donald Tusk on the overhaul of the bloc, which needed a new and ambitious policy. ...

Macron takes office as French president

Waar Media - 2017-05-14 17:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Emmanuel Macron becomes France’s youngest ever president on Sunday, taking over from Socialist Francois Hollande in a solemn ceremony. Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, arrived at the Elysee Palace in central Paris in a motorcade and walked dow ...

France's Macron appoints Elysee secretary general, diplomatic advisor

Reuters - 2017-05-14 12:18
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron appointed Alexis Kohler on Sunday as secretary general of the Elysee palace, the most powerful role among presidential staff, while career diplomat Philippe Etienne was named as his top foreign policy adv ...

Merkel says wants close cooperation with France's Macron

Reuters - 2017-05-13 14:24
AACHEN, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she wanted close cooperation with French President-elect Emmanuel Macron and that their two countries would do everything to shape European policy. ...

PYD co-leader Salih Muslim meets French President at Elysee Palace

Waar Media - 2017-05-10 15:11
WAAR-DUHOK: According to information ANF obtained from PYD sources, the Syrian crisis was discussed during the meeting and Moslem talked about the Northern Syria Federation project as the way to lead to a permanent solution in Syria. PYD France Represent ...

Barzani Congratulates Macron on France Presidential Win

Waar Media - 2017-05-09 10:57
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President on Monday sent his congratulations to the newly-elected French President for his victory on Sunday. Masoud Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Region, in a statement congratulated the French President-elect Emmanuel ...

Barzani Congratulates Macron on France Presidential Win

BAS News - 2017-05-08 18:54
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's President Masoud Barzani on Monday delivered a message of congratulations to French President-elect Emmanuel Macron for winning the presidential elections. President Barzani also highlighted maintaining friendly relations betwee ...

Emmanuel Macron elected French president with 65.5% of the vote

Waar Media - 2017-05-08 03:07
WAAR-DUHOK: With polls now closed across the country, centrist Emmanuel Macron has been elected French President with an estimated 65.5% of the vote, with his rival, far-right Marine Le Pen, taking 34.5%. Macron, 39, has become the youngest president of ...

Hollande congratulates Macron on becoming new French president

Waar Media - 2017-05-08 03:07
WAAR-DUHOK: France’s incumbent President Francois Hollande has congratulated En Marche! (On the Move) leader Emmanuel Macron who won Sunday’s runoff presidential elections, according to a press statement of the Elysee Palace. “His convincing victory conf ...

Projections: Macron wins French presidency by a large margin

Roji Kurd - 2017-05-08 00:03
PARIS (AP) — Political newcomer Emmanuel Macron will be France’s next president, pollsters projected Sunday night, delivering a resounding victory to an unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and strengthening France’s place as a central pillar ...

President Barzani: Kurdistan’s Independent process has already begun

Waar Media - 2017-05-03 16:31
WAAR-DUHOK: In a recent interview with French publication Le Figaro, the President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani said the time for an independent Kurdish state has come and he hopes the next French President will be supportive. While Barzani hig ...

Barzani says time is ripe to declare independence

KurdPress - 2017-05-03 11:35
The time is ripe for the Kurdish people to transform their semi-autonomous region into a sovereign state by declaring independence from the central government in Baghdad, the region’s President Massoud Barzani told French newspaper Le Figaro. ...

French intelligence report says Assad forces behind April 4 sarin attack

Reuters - 2017-04-26 10:59
PARIS (Reuters) - French intelligence services have concluded that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a sarin nerve gas attack on April 4 in northern Syria and that Assad or his closest entourage ordered the strike, a declassifie ...

France says to provide proof on Syria government chemical weapons use

Reuters - 2017-04-19 17:21
PARIS (Reuters) - French intelligence services will provide proof in the coming days that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces used chemical weapons in an attack on April 4, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Wednesday. ...

France's Ayrault says Assad's comments on Syria chemical attack are lies

Reuters - 2017-04-14 09:10
BEIJING (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault dismissed as lies and propaganda on Friday Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's comments that a poison gas attack blamed on his government last week in Idlib province was "100 percent fabrication ...

Le Pen says, if elected, will mull swift lifting of Russia sanctions

Reuters - 2017-03-24 14:46
MOSCOW (Reuters) - French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen said on Friday after meeting President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin she would consider what she had to do to swiftly lift European Union sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis if ...

French blames Turkey comments on Nazism and fascism

KurdPress - 2017-03-14 13:05
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault blamed on Monday, March 13, remarks by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his mention of Nazism and fascism during a diplomatic row with the Netherlands. ...

Ex-French President Sarkozy seeks meeting with Fillon and Juppe

Reuters - 2017-03-06 10:30
PARIS (Reuters) - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on Monday for a meeting with Francois Fillon and another senior conservative figure, Alain Juppe, in a bid to hammer out a solution to the crisis facing Fillon's presidential election campai ...

Police sniper shoots two in error during Hollande speech

Waar Media - 2017-03-01 11:32
WAAR-DUHOK: A French police sniper has accidentally shot and injured two people during a speech by President Hollande. Mr Hollande was inaugurating a new stretch of railway in the town of Villognon in western France when gunfire was heard. A waiter and a ...

France's Hollande fires back at Trump over Paris comments

Reuters - 2017-02-25 13:10
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande fired back at Donald Trump on Saturday after the U.S. president remarked in a speech that a friend thought "Paris is no longer Paris" after attacks by Islamist militants. ...

Hollande confirms France full support for Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2017-02-22 12:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, met with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee yesterday. At the the meeting the two sides discussed relations between Erbil-Paris, fight against ISIS, the French president, has confirmed ...

Barzani discusses IS, France support to Peshmerga with Hollande in Paris

KurdPress - 2017-02-22 10:43
Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani, met with French President Francois Hollande in Paris on Tuesday when the two sides discussed war against the Islamic State (IS) and Paris’s support to Kurdistan Region and the Kurdish forces of Peshmerga. ...

Barzani Meets with France's Hollande in Paris

BAS News - 2017-02-21 20:15
France will continue to support Kurdistan Region, Hollande says ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, met with French President Francois Hollande in Paris today. During the meeting Barzani and Hollande discussed the fight against the Islamic ...

Syria's Assad says Trump travel ban "not against Syrian people"

Reuters - 2017-02-16 08:37
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's President Assad said that U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts to ban Syrian nationals from entering the United States were "not against the Syrian people", in an interview with French broadcasters that aired on Thursday. ...

Assad optimistic about new Syria peace talks

Aranews - 2017-01-08 23:11
ARA News Damascus – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad expressed his optimism about peace talks planned for later this month, according to French lawmakers that visited Damascus on Sunday. Assad said that he was willing to negotiate with all rebel factions ...

Hollande Vows to Continue Supporting Kurdistan Even after IS: Official

BAS News - 2017-01-03 20:35
French president promised his successor should retain ties with Kurdistan ERBIL — The relations between Paris and Erbil will last during the post- Islamic State (IS) era as the French President Francois Hollande has vowed, Kurdistan Regional Government (K ...

French President Delivers Medical Assistance to Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-01-03 09:48
Francois Hollande delivered the medical assistance to KRG at the end of his trip to Iraq ERBIL — At the end of his visit to Iraq, the French President Francois Hollande handed a huge amount of medical assistance over to Kurdistan Region on Monday evening ...

Peshmerga To Demand Additional Support From French President

Roji Kurd - 2017-01-03 00:02
Peshmerga needs additional support and this demand will be addressed to the French President François Hollande, said the press secretary of the Ministry of Peshmerga. Speaking to BasNews on Monday, Halgurd Hikmat said that Peshmerga will ask for further s ...

Hollande: We fight IS in Iraq to prevent terrorism in France

Waar Media - 2017-01-02 23:27
Waar, Duhok: French President Francois Hollande told French soldiers in Iraq their responsibility was to fight against Islamic State militants in that country to prevent terrorism at home. Hollande is currently on a visit to Iraq, where he is due to discu ...

France's Hollande Arrives in Baghdad to Visit French Troops

BAS News - 2017-01-02 16:59
He is also set to visit Erbil to meet the senior Kurdish officials ERBIL — The French President Francois Hollande arrived in Iraq earlier today to meet with the French military personnel involved in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq. Holla ...

Peshmerga To Demand Additional Support From French President

BAS News - 2017-01-02 16:59
The demand will be addressed as François Hollande meets with the French military staff in Kurdistan today ERBIL — Peshmerga needs additional support and this demand will be addressed to the French President François Hollande, said the press secretary of ...

Terrorist Blast Leaves Around 40 People Dead in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-01-02 16:59
The explosion targeted a crowded area in Baghdad BAGHDAD — A terrorist act in Baghdad, which coincided with the visit of the French President Francois Hollande to Iraq, rocked the capital city and resulted in the death of around 40 people and wounding of ...
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