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Barzani Returns to Kurdistan from Bulgaria

BAS News - 2017-05-26 15:24
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani concluded a tour to Jordan and Bulgaria and arrived in Erbil International Airport on Friday afternoon. Barzani attended the World Economic Conference on the Middle East and North Africa May 19-21 in Amman ...

Lavrov and PM Barzani to Discuss Mosul Operation in SPIEF

BAS News - 2017-05-26 14:25
ERBIL— Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani will confer over the international coalitions' efforts in the battle against the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, said deputy for Russian F ...

Court Interpreter-Kurdish - SOS International LLC - New York, NY

Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-05-26 03:01
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NATO to Join Us-led Coalition in Battle Against IS

BAS News - 2017-05-26 01:03
ISTANBUL — In an effort to maintain its relevance in the post-Soviet world, the 28-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will join the US-led international coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS), announced NATO Secretary-General Jens Stolte ...

PM Barzani to Meet with Russian Foreign Minister

BAS News - 2017-05-25 21:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani will attend the upcoming International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Russia, also meeting with a number of world leaders to discuss the details latest developments in the region. The 21st Internatio ...

Afrin received 2750 refugees from al-Shahba

ANHA - 2017-05-25 19:39
2750 refugees from al-Shahba fled the violations of the Turkish occupation army and the clashes that broke out between the mercenaries towards Afrin canton crossing the eastern entrance during the last three days. Moreover, the international organizations ...

‘Bi nirxê milyarek dolar çek li Iraqê winda bûne’

BAS News - 2017-05-25 11:34
BasNews - Rêxistina Lêborîna Navnetewî ragihand, bi buhata milyarek Dolar çekên Amerîkî li Iraqê winda bûne. Li gor zanyariyên Rêxistina Lêborîna Navnetewî (Amnesty International), ji çend salên borî ve Amerîka ew çek di çarçova bernameyên perwerde û ama ...

U.N. officially informed about Kurdistan referendum: official

KurdPress - 2017-05-25 10:17
The head of the Kurdistan Region Government's High Committee to Evaluate and Respond to International Reports, stated on Wednesday, May 24, that the U.N. Security Council had officially been informed about the intention to hold a referendum on the indepen ...

Special Internal Security Forces’ first course in al-Raqqa finished

ANHA - 2017-05-24 14:59
50 young men from al-Raqqa finished the first training course of Special Internal Security Forces in al-Raqqa where graduation ceremonies were held by the Democratic Syrian Forces (SDF) in coordination with the International Coalition Forces. ...

International Coalition's Project for Peshmerga to Be Reviewed by KRP

BAS News - 2017-05-24 13:50
The project will be enforced after it is approved by Kurdistan Region Presidency ERBIL — After the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) council of ministers approved a project for restructuring the Peshmerga forces, it was handed to the Kurdistan Region P ...

Iran main supporter of resolving Syrian crisis: Russian FM

KurdPress - 2017-05-23 22:35
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced on Tuesday that Iran should not be ignored in political settlement process for the Syrian crisis, adding that Iran is the main hub for international groups supporting peace in Syria. ...

Kurdish National Anthem Played in Iranian University

BAS News - 2017-05-23 20:22
ERBIL— At a scientific international conference of a university in Iranian city of Shiraz the Kurdish national anthem of Ay Raqib was played. The Kurdish anthem was played after the host country's anthem on Thursday in Azin Shushtar University to honor a ...

34 IS Militants Killed in Western Anbar

BAS News - 2017-05-23 19:23
ERBIL— In the past 48 hours Iraqi forces, backed by the Iraqi and international coalition's warplanes, eliminated 34 members of the Islamic State (IS) organization in Anbar province, according to a report. Iraq War Media Cell reported on Tuesday that thr ...

Thailand reassures foreigners following Bangkok hospital attack

Reuters - 2017-05-23 07:21
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's foreign ministry on Tuesday reassured the international community that the country would increase security at sensitive locations a day after a bomb exploded at a hospital in the capital Bangkok wounding 24 people. ...

20 takeaways from Trump’s Islam speech

Seth Frantzman - 2017-05-21 23:00
1 – Pro-Trump supporters and media love it: FoxNews called it “Strong, tone perfect.” John Bolton said he felt it was an “excellent speech” that reached locals in Riyadh, international community […] ...

Iraqi President Says Destruction in Mosul Is Horrendous

BAS News - 2017-05-20 15:18
AMMAN — Iraqi President Fuad Masoum noted the current “horrendous” state of Iraq following the nearly three-year war on Islamic State (IS) militants and the need for international assistance in rebuilding the country’s second largest city as well as othe ...

Iran election: Voters go to the polls to pick president

Waar Media - 2017-05-19 18:20
WAAR-DUHOK: Millions of Iranians joined long queues to vote on Friday, an early sign of strong turnout in an unexpectedly tight presidential election that could determine the future of the country’s nascent emergence from international isolation. The pre ...

Greek police fire teargas at protesters outside parliament

Reuters - 2017-05-18 20:34
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police fired teargas at anti-austerity protesters rallying outside parliament in Athens on Thursday, as lawmakers debated spending cuts demanded by the country's international lenders in exchange for bailout funds. ...

Flights between Iraqi Kurdistan and Syria to resume

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
SULAIMANI/HEWLÊR, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Airlines are set to resume flights between Iraq’s Kurdistan Region and Syria on Wednesday after nearly a decade of absence. Officials from Sulaimani International Airport said preparations for flights between t ...

Crest Energy buys out Iraqi Kurdistan’s WesternZagros for $164 million

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— WesternZagros with oil operations in Iraqi Kurdistan Region announced it has agreed to sell all its common shares to Crest Energy International for C$225 million (CAD) around US$164 million in the face of “immediat ...

Gorran’s Nawshirwan returns to Iraqi Kurdistan after months abroad

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The leader of the Change (Gorran) Movement, Nawshirwan Mustafa, returned back to Iraq’s Kurdistan Region on Saturday from a medical trip in London. Mustafa arrived early this morning into Sulaimani International Airpo ...

[IN PICTURES]: International Fair for Local Products Held in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-05-17 13:28
With the participation of over 150 companies, two international fairs were organized in Erbil. One of the fairs was to display the local products in Kurdistan and Iraq. The other fair was for the international companies to contribute to the reconstructio ...

International inquiry finds sulfur mustard exposure in Syria

Reuters - 2017-05-16 19:40
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Investigators from the global chemical weapons watchdog found that two Syrian women were exposed to sulfur mustard in an apparent attack in Aleppo province last September, a report to the United Nations Security Council said. ...

OPEC oil production in April up 65,000 barrels per day

Waar Media - 2017-05-16 17:47
WAAR-DUHOK: The production of OPEC countries in April reached 31.78 mln barrels of oil per day, which is 65,000 barrels higher than in March, according to the May report of the International Energy Agency (IEA). Growth was mainly due to oil supplies from ...

McGurk and PM Barzani Stress Close Ties Between Erbil and Washington

BAS News - 2017-05-15 10:01
Nechirvan Barzani and Brett McGurk met in Erbil on Sunday ERBIL — Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani met with the US Special Presidential Envoy to the International Coalition against the Islamic State (IS), Brett McGu ...

Pope Francis Prays for Kurdish Yezidis Affected by IS Brutality

BAS News - 2017-05-15 01:11
ERBIL — Pope Francis on Sunday reiterated his call on the international community to help those affected by war in Iraq and Syria, among them Kurdish Yezidis from whom Islamic State (IS) has killed and abducted thousands. "So many innocent people are bei ...

Erbil Hosts First Joint Expo for Kurdistan-Iraq Internal Products

BAS News - 2017-05-14 17:47
ERBIL— Erbil International Fair on Monday concurrently hosts the first exhibition for the internal products from the Kurdistan Region and Iraq and an expo for reconstructing the liberated areas from the Islamic State (IS). Abdullah Ahmed, the supervisor ...

30th Tehran International Book Fair ends

KurdPress - 2017-05-14 13:11
The 30th Tehran International Book Fair wrapped up on Sunday, May 13, in a ceremony attended by Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Reza Salehi-Amiri. ...

Crest Energy Buys WesternZagros Oil Investor

BAS News - 2017-05-14 00:07
ISTANBUL — Crest Energy International has bought out WesternZagros, which was one of the first investors in the Kurdistan Region’s oil sector. The sale was made for $225 million cash. The cash purchase is an indication of confidence in the Kurdistan Regi ...

US nears $100 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia ahead of Trump’s trip

Rojikurd - 2017-05-14 00:01
A senior, unnamed White House official said the US was close to completing a series of deals to sell Saudi Arabia arms and related maintenance worth $100 billion (91.4 billion euros), according to Reuters. President Donald Trump begins an international to ...

Attack on Yemeni port would displace at least 400,000: U.N.

Reuters - 2017-05-12 11:42
GENEVA (Reuters) - An attack on Yemen's Hodeidah port would displace more than 400,000 people, the U.N. International Organization for Migration said on Friday, doubling its previous minimum estimate. ...

Peshmerga Concludes a 3-Month Military Training Course

BAS News - 2017-05-11 13:23
The training was offered by the anti-IS coalition personnel SULAYMANIYAH — Peshmerga forces wrapped up on Thursday a training course offered by the International Coalition's military personnel in Sulaymaniyah province of the Kurdistan Region. Brigadier-g ...

International Day For Zero Tolerance Against Female Genital Mutilation

Kurdish & ME Women's Organisation - 2017-05-10 23:53
The 6th of February is the International Day of Zero Tolerance against the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Sponsored by the UN this designated day is intended to increase general awareness of the procedure and to campaign for its eventual dem ...

International Women’S Day

Kurdish & ME Women's Organisation - 2017-05-10 23:53
The Women’s Network (BAMER) celebrated International Women’s Day today, 8th March, at the Sobell Leisure Centre in Islington. The celebration was organized by IMECE, KMEWO and LAWA, and all the women we work with were invited. The event started at 9.30 wi ...

KRG Minister Disappointed with ICC for Investigating Yezidis' Massacre

BAS News - 2017-05-10 18:45
Nearly 2,000 documents for the case have been collected ERBIL— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)'s Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal Affairs is seeking to form a special tribunal of international character for the case of extermination of Kurdish people of ...

White House climate change meeting postponed

Waar Media - 2017-05-09 16:01
WAAR-DUHOK: The White House has postponed a Tuesday meeting to discuss whether the United States should withdraw from the landmark international climate deal struck in Paris under the Obama administration. The White House said late Monday that the meetin ...

Yemen war adds to rising fears for ships in Horn of Africa

Reuters - 2017-05-09 15:49
LONDON (Reuters) - Yemen's worsening conflict is contributing to a spike in piracy in the region, with Somali pirates taking advantage of a reduced international naval presence and more readily available weaponry to carry out attacks. ...

KRG's Office Refutes HRW Report on Expelling Protestors from Erbil

BAS News - 2017-05-07 20:11
Dindar Zebari reiterates no one has been tortured under investigation ERBIL— The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)'s High Committee to Evaluate and Respond to International Reports on Sunday disapproved of a report by the Human Rights Watch ...

Peshmerga Ministry Calls for Establishment of Air Force: Official

BAS News - 2017-05-07 15:23
ERBIL — Peshmerga Ministry has demanded the anti-Islamic State (IS) International Coalition for establishment of Peshmerga Air Force, said a Peshmerga official on Sunday. Brigadier General Hazhar Omer, director of Coordination and Relations for the Minis ...

UNESCO, Iraqi Journalists Celebrate WPFD 2017 in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-05-06 21:42
BAGHDAD — On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, UNESCO, together with the Iraqi Journalists’ Syndicate (IJS), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and Free Press Unlimited (FPU), organized an event focusing on the safety of journalists ...
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