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Germany Provides €28 Million to Conflict-Affected Iraqis

BAS News - 2017-06-21 02:05
BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €28 million from the German Government, which will support food assistance to 275,000 displaced Iraqis in four provinces across the country. “Germany highly appreciate ...

Germany, Austria Slam U.S. Sanctions Against Russia

Waar Media - 2017-06-18 13:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Less than a day after the Senate overwhelmingly voted to impose new sanctions against the Kremlin, on Thursday Germany and Austria – two of Russia’s biggest energy clients in Europe – slammed the latest U.S. sanctions against Moscow, saying t ...

Command of KTCC in Erbil Handed Over From Germany to Italy

BAS News - 2017-06-16 02:56
LODZ — The Kurdistan Training Coordination Centre (KTCC) on Thursday transferred the command within the frame of regular rotation from German to the Italian officials. “German Colonel Georg Oel has been the commander of the KTCC since last December. In h ...

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 ...

German cabinet recommends moving German troops from İncirlik base

Waar Media - 2017-06-07 15:58
WAAR-DUHOK: Germany’s cabinet on Wednesday recommended pulling troops from the Incirlik air base in Turkey. The Bundeswehr has about 280 military personnel stationed at Incirlik, from where they fly Tornado surveillance missions over Syria and refueling ...

Have it your way, Turkish PM tells Germany

KurdPress - 2017-06-07 08:26
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has said the German government can “remove its troops however it wants” and the decision has “nothing to do with Turkey” and noted that German soldiers’ probable leaving of the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey wo ...

Afghan man kills Russian boy in Germany, and is shot dead by police

Reuters - 2017-06-04 00:06
BERLIN (Reuters) - An Afghan man killed a 5-year-old Russian boy in a home for asylum seekers near Regensburg in southern Germany on Saturday and was then shot dead by police, said German police, who confirmed earlier news media reports. ...

Kurdish Refugee Killed by Arabs in Germany for Smoking during Ramadan

BAS News - 2017-06-02 01:43
ERBIL — A group of Arab nationals reportedly killed a Kurdish refugee in Germany’s Oldenburg on Thursday over refusing to fast during Ramadan. Social media activists published graphic photographs showing a man covered in blood with emergency personnel at ...

Report: EU countries working to block Turkey from hosting NATO summit

Waar Media - 2017-05-31 17:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Eighteen EU countries and Canada will fight for Belgium to host the 2018 NATO summit instead of Turkey, according to a report in the German newspaper Die Welt on Wednesday. A group of European countries in the NATO led by Germany, France, the ...

Trump tweets against Germany, escalating row after tense summits

Reuters - 2017-05-30 19:04
BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump called Germany's trade and spending policies "very bad" on Tuesday, intensifying a row between the allies and immediately earning himself the moniker "destroyer of Western values" from a leading German politi ...

Germany to decide about troop withdrawal from Turkey by mid-June

Waar Media - 2017-05-29 17:20
WAAR-DUHOK: Germany, whose relations with Turkey have been strained by a series of rows, will decide within two weeks whether to withdraw troops deployed at Turkey’s Incirlik air force base, a German Foreign Ministry official said on Sunday. Roughly 250 ...

Germany says to host Tuesday meeting on Ukraine crisis

Reuters - 2017-05-29 12:47
BERLIN (Reuters) - Deputy foreign ministers from Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia will meet in Berlin on Tuesday to discuss the Ukraine crisis in the Normandy group format, a German Foreign Ministry spokesman said. ...

German troops welcome to quit Turkey: Erdogan

KurdPress - 2017-05-25 10:17
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says it would not be "a major issue" for Turkey if Germany decided to pull out its troops from the country, Press TV reported. ...

Germany's Schaeuble wants creative ways to build stronger EU

Reuters - 2017-05-23 21:12
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union should find ways to cooperate more closely on migration, security, foreign and economic policy, without waiting for a change to EU treaties, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Tuesday. ...

Germany defends post-war achievements of its scandal-hit army

Reuters - 2017-05-23 20:18
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's armed forces can be proud of their post-war achievements, the defense minister said on Tuesday, responding to a series of scandals involving far-right sympathizers in the Bundeswehr army's ranks. ...

Germany Urges Iran to Stop Destabilising Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2017-05-22 22:07
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran is urged to stop supporting armed groups operating inside Iraq and Syria where they are contributed to destabilisation of the region only, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday. “In many conflicts in t ...

Germany, Ukraine say aim to get back to Minsk ceasefire deal

Reuters - 2017-05-20 15:16
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko agreed on Saturday to try to improve the security situation in eastern Ukraine and return to implementing the Minsk ceasefire deal after an upsurge in violence the ...

Germany to vote on withdrawal from Turkey’s Incirlik: FM

KurdPress - 2017-05-18 11:02
The Bundestag will likely vote to withdraw troops involved in the fight against Islamic State (IS) in Syria from the Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base within a fortnight if Ankara persists in denying German MPs access to the site, German FM Sigmar Gabriel said M ...

Merkel Says Germany May Move Troops In Turkey To Another Country

Waar Media - 2017-05-16 11:37
WAAR-DUHOK: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that Germany may move its soldiers to another country if Ankara does not grant permission to members of the German parliament’s defense committee to visit staff currently serving in a NATO missio ...

Germany charges Syrian man with planning attack in Copenhagen

Reuters - 2017-05-15 19:30
BERLIN (Reuters) - German authorities charged a Syrian man who was arrested last November as he tried to travel to Denmark with planning to build a bomb and detonate it in a crowd in the capital of Copenhagen, public prosecutors said on Monday. ...

Germany to Receive 500 More Yezidis for Psychotherapy

BAS News - 2017-05-15 17:57
ERBIL— In a near future 500 more individuals from the persecuted Kurdish minority group of Yezidi who escaped Islamic State (IS) enslavement will arrive at Germany for psychotherapy, said a related official on Monday. Hussein Qaedai, who runs Kurdistan R ...

Forgiven for migrant crisis, Merkel in pole position for fourth term

Reuters - 2017-05-15 16:12
BERLIN (Reuters) - A stunning election win for Angela Merkel's conservatives in Germany's most populous state is the strongest sign yet that voters have forgiven the chancellor for her open-door migrant policy and are set to hand her four more years in po ...

KRG Approves Quadrilateral Proposal for Reorganizing Peshmerga Forces

BAS News - 2017-05-14 17:21
ERBIL— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Sunday approved a recommended roadmap for restructuring the Kurdistan Peshmerga Forces within the ten coming years. The proposed plan is designed by military advisors form the US, the UK and Germany in coordi ...

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. ...

German army suspends soldier for making far-right comments

Reuters - 2017-05-12 21:00
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's armed forces have suspended a officer for making far-right comments, the defense ministry said on Friday, amid a widening scandal over fears of hardline racist views among soldiers. ...

Germany to make reforms to army after far right plot: minister

Reuters - 2017-05-10 12:58
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday said she would respond to the discovery of far right sympathizers in the German army with reforms, including revising one of the force's post-Nazi era founding principles. ...

Germany detains third man suspected of planning 'extremist' attack

Reuters - 2017-05-09 13:38
BERLIN (Reuters) - German police have detained a third man suspected of involvement in a plan by an army officer and a student to carry out an attack, possibly on left-leaning politicians who favor immigration, the federal public prosecutor said on Tuesda ...

Racist soldier's militant double life shocks Germany

Reuters - 2017-05-09 13:18
BERLIN (Reuters) - In January 2014, the commander of a French military academy rejected the master's thesis of an elite German army officer under his charge for its extremist argument that human rights could lead to the genocide of Western races. ...

Project of US, UK, Germany for Establishing Professional Peshmerga Force

Waar Media - 2017-05-08 15:37
WAAR-DUHOK: A joint defense team from the United States, United Kingdom and Germany has presented a draft plan to Kurdish officials including Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani to help build a ‘robust and professional’ Peshmerga force capable of defending ...

German army searches all barracks after Nazi memorabilia found

Reuters - 2017-05-07 14:32
BERLIN (Reuters) - The head of Germany's armed forces has called for an inspection of all army barracks after investigators discovered Nazi-era military memorabilia in a garrison, broadening a scandal about right-wing extremism among soldiers. ...

German defense minister apologizes over criticism of military

Reuters - 2017-05-05 21:43
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen apologized for the tone of her criticism of the military over its handling of a racism case, as she sought to contain a divisive furore in the build up to national elections. ...

Berlin would bar Turks voting in Germany on Turkish death penalty

Reuters - 2017-05-05 16:03
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany said on Friday it would not allow Turks to vote on its territory in any Turkish referendum on reintroduction of the death penalty - a measure proposed by President Tayyip Erdogan after July's failed army coup attempt. ...

German domestic spy agency expects further cyber attacks before election

Reuters - 2017-05-04 12:17
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's domestic intelligence agency expects further cyber attacks directed against German politicians and government officials ahead of national elections on Sept. 24, the agency's chief Hans-Georg Maassen told a conference on Thursd ...
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