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PM Barzani: Hoisting Kurdistan Flag in Kirkuk Strengthens Coexistence
BAS News - 2017-03-30 01:10
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani on Wednesday congratulated Kirkuk’s governor, provincial council and the people on the decision to raise Kurdistan flag over state buildings, saying the initiative will further ...

Iraqi Forces Kill IS "Health Minister" In West Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-29 22:57
SOFIA — Iraqi forces managed to kill the "Health Minister" of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Mosul during an operation to liberate the western areas of the city, Iraqi media reported on Wednesday. According to recent reports by the Iraqi News agency ...

UK prime minister signs formal Brexit letter to Brussels
Waar Media - 2017-03-29 17:03
WAAR-DUHOK: UK Prime Minister Theresa May has signed a formal letter to notify the European Union leadership that London was formally launching the procedure of quitting the organization, according to a photo released late Tuesday by the UK media. The im ...

Abadi Under Pressure to Cut Ties with Erbil: MP
BAS News - 2017-03-29 16:40
ERBIL — Pressure is mounting on the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to suspend the relations with Kurdistan Region and alienate Kurds, said a Kurdish lawmaker in the Iraqi parliament. Without specifying, MP Othman Tahir told BasNews that a political ...

Shortage of medicine could lead to crisis, Kurdish health minister warns
Rûdaw - 2017-03-29 13:12
"Baghdad is now considering to reduce the supply by almost 50 percent ...

Turkey to discuss Syria, Gulen with U.S.'s Tillerson: foreign minister
Reuters - 2017-03-29 10:03
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will discuss Syria and the extradition of U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed for a failed coup last July, with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he visits Ankara this week, Turkey's foreign minister said ...

Iran will russischen Bombern eigene Basen zur Verfügung stellen
Sputnik - 2017-03-29 03:14
Der Iran erwägt laut seinem Außenminister Mohammad Dschawad Sarif, Russland wieder die Nutzung seiner Luftwaffenbasen für Angriffe auf Terroristenstellungen in Syrien zu erlauben. Dies werde in jedem Fall einzeln entschieden, versprach der Minister am Die ...

Russia can use military bases ‘on case by case basis’: Iranian FM
KurdPress - 2017-03-28 16:10
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Reuters on Tuesday that Russia could use Iranian military bases to fight terrorists in Syria on a “case by case basis.” ...

UK to consider all options including direct rule for Northern Ireland if talks fail
Reuters - 2017-03-28 14:23
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will have to consider all options including direct rule from London if talks to resolve a political crisis in Northern Ireland and set up a new devolved government there fail, Northern Ireland minister James Broke ...

ISIS is broke and unable to pay its fighters, former finance minister says
NRT - 2017-03-28 10:55

Iran says Russia can use military bases 'on case by case basis'
Reuters - 2017-03-28 09:18
(Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Reuters on Tuesday that Russia could use Iranian military bases to fight terrorists in Syria on a "case by case basis." ...

Rouhani, Medvedev discuss enhancement of bilateral ties
KurdPress - 2017-03-28 08:28
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reviewed, in a meeting in Moscow on Sunday evening, ways to promote bilateral relations as well as regional cooperation. ...

Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam's body still in Kuala Lumpur
Reuters - 2017-03-28 06:53
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The body of Kim Jong Nam, who was murdered in Malaysia last month, is still in Kuala Lumpur, health minister Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said on Tuesday, amid reports the remains of the estranged half brother of North K ...

UK to conduct major counter-terrorism exercise in October: PM May
Reuters - 2017-03-27 14:39
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will conduct a major counter-terrorism training exercise in October across parts of Scotland and northern England, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday, days after a lone attacker killed four people in London. ...

Russian police detain opposition leader, dozens of protesters
Reuters - 2017-03-26 15:18
MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG (Reuters) - Police detained dozens of protesters across Russia on Sunday, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister D ...

KRG PM: Kurdistan Region to Hold Referendum This Year
Waar Media - 2017-03-26 12:04
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani says the Kurdistan Region will hold a referendum on independence this year. When asked by Trudy Rubin from the American Philly website about the referendum on Kurdistan ...

Russia, OPEC discuss possible extension of oil production cuts
Waar Media - 2017-03-26 12:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia and OPEC discussed a possible extension of the agreement on cutting oil output, Russia’s Minister of Energy Alexander Novak told reporters on Sunday. “We had discussions, and said that bigger dynamics was in February, we have common pe ...

Communal strife in home state kills of India's Modi kills one, 14 hurt
Reuters - 2017-03-26 09:16
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - One person was killed and about 14 injured when violence erupted following a scuffle between Muslim and Hindu school students in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat, a senior administrative official said on Su ...

Germany's Schaeuble wins party endorsement for September election
Reuters - 2017-03-25 19:26
SINDELFINGEN, Germany (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, a key figure in Berlin's handling of the euro zone crisis and Greece's bailout programs, won a ringing endorsement from his conservative party on Saturday to stand in September' ...

US Calls on Iraq's Abadi to Disband Hashd Al-Shaabi: MP
BAS News - 2017-03-25 15:02
Hashd al-Shaabi will become dissolved, Arafat Karam says ERBIL — When visiting Washington, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has been asked by the US administration to disband the Shi'ite militia Hashd al-Shaabi, said a Kurdish member of the Iraqi par ...

PM Barzani: There Will Be a Referendum on Independence This Year
BAS News - 2017-03-25 11:07
"If the Americans want a united Iraq, in practical terms it doesn't exist anymore," Nechirvan Barzani says ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani says the Kurdistan Region will hold a referendum on independence t ...

Turkish PM blames CHP for Dersim massacre
KurdPress - 2017-03-25 03:19
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has stated that Alevis, Sunnis, Kurds and Turks are brothers in Turkey, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

Kurdish leaders welcome U.S. military base in Kurdistan Region: PM
KurdPress - 2017-03-25 03:19
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani stated that Iraqi Kurdish leaders welcome the establishment of a U.S. military base in the region. ...

Raqqa battle starting in coming days - French defense minister
Orient News - 2017-03-25 02:01

New Zealand minister challenged to fight over dirty water
BBC - 2017-03-24 17:51
Environment minister challenged by a conservationist angry at new water quality policy. ...

Battle for key ISIS bastion to start in ‘days,’ French defense minister says
Waar Media - 2017-03-24 13:01
WAAR-DUHOK: The battle to recapture the ISIS de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria will begin in “days,” France’s defense minister said on Friday. “France has always said that Raqqa was a major objective,” French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on ...

French defense minister sees Raqqa battle starting in coming days
Reuters - 2017-03-24 08:58
PARIS (Reuters) - A battle against Islamic State to recapture the Syrian city of Raqqa is likely to start in the coming days, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday. ...

Maliki Suspected of Iraqi Journalist Assassination
BAS News - 2017-03-23 22:33
BAGHDAD — Shi’ite politician and former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is suspected to be behind the assassination of a female journalist who was found dead in her apartment last week. Ruham Imad Sulaiman, known as Ruham Abid, was an Iraqi Sunni jo ...

Tillerson, Saudi foreign minister reinforce commitment to defeat ISIS
NRT - 2017-03-23 21:28

KRG PM condemns London terror attack
Waar Media - 2017-03-23 15:51
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister condemned the terrorist attack which took place in London on Wednesday. “I strongly condemn the terror attack which took place near the British parliament at the heart of London,” reads a sta ...

Sergey Lavrov: Kurds need to be at Geneva, Turkey making it difficult
Waar Media - 2017-03-23 15:51
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that a solution needs to be found for the Kurds to participate in the Geneva talks set to take place next Thursday, but that “Turkey and other factors were making this difficult”. Speaking at a pres ...

PM Barzani Decries London Terror Attack
BAS News - 2017-03-23 12:18
People of Kurdistan understand pain of terrorism, Nechirvan Barzani says ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister condemned the terrorist attack which took place in London on Wednesday. “I strongly condemn the terror attack which took p ...

Polish PM draws link between London attack and EU migrant policy
Reuters - 2017-03-23 10:01
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's prime minister drew a link on Thursday between an attack in London targeting the British parliament and the European Union's migrant policy, saying the assault vindicated Warsaw's refusal to take in refugees. ...

Deputy Prime Minister Talabani meets Canadian Minister of International Development
Kurdistan Regional Government - 2017-03-23 08:32

Iraqi PM Abadi to meet U.S. president Trump on Monday
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
WASHINGTON,— U.S. President Trump will host Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House on Monday. As he left Iraq for the United States Sunday, Abadi said Iraqi forces were close to ridding the country of ISIS and that he would talk to the U ...

Iraq’s Abadi meets with U.S. president Trump at White House
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
WASHINGTON,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he won assurances of greater U.S. support in fighting Islamic State militants in talks on Monday with President Donald Trump and top advisers, but cautioned that military might alone would not be suf ...

Russia negotiation with Turkey to involve Syrian Kurds in Geneva talks: Lavrov
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
MOSCOW,— Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow will work with the Turkish government to seek Kurdish involvement at the Syrian peace talks in Geneva. “We will continue to look for solutions to this issue with our Turkish partners, including ...

Damaskus bereitet Klagen gegen Terror-Verbrecher in Syrien vor
Sputnik - 2017-03-23 03:03
Das syrische Justizministerium hat laut seinem Minister Najm al Ahmed Dokumente gesammelt, die Terror-Verbrechen gegen die Bevölkerung und Regierung des Landes bestätigen sollen. Die Glaubwürdigkeit der Dokumente soll von unabhängigen Gerichtskomitees und ...

Japanese principal to testify in parliament as school scandal swirls
Reuters - 2017-03-22 23:20
TOKYO (Reuters) - The head of a Japanese nationalist school at the heart of a swirling political scandal gives sworn testimony in parliament on Thursday, the latest twist in a crisis that is chipping away at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's popularity. ...

Defeating ISIS in west Mosul’s old city takes patience, says interior minister
Rûdaw - 2017-03-22 20:05
“We need some time to develop new tactics, plans, and more support,” ...

Kurdish activists blocked from Turkish minister's D.C. briefing - Washington Times
Washingtontimes - 2017-03-21 23:12

Lessons learned, Belgian PM still on guard a year after attack
Reuters - 2017-03-21 21:55
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium has learned lessons about keeping violent Islamists in check but cannot rule out more attacks, its prime minister said on Tuesday, a year after Islamic State suicide bombers killed 32 people in Brussels. ...

KRG Envoy Attends Abadi, Trump Meeting
BAS News - 2017-03-21 20:24
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s envoy attended a meeting between the US President Donald Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Washington. According to a press release by Abadi’s office, the discussions were focused on continued cooperation in the ...

Belgian migration minister criticizes aid groups for rescuing migrants
Reuters - 2017-03-21 19:51
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium's migration minister on Tuesday attacked aid groups for saving drowning migrants in the Mediterranean, saying they were only causing more death by doing so, earning himself a rebuke from his own prime minister. ...

Iraqi Prime Minister hails cooperation with KRG
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-21 18:34

Polish minister accuses EU's Tusk over Smolensk plane crash
Reuters - 2017-03-21 13:34
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's defense minister accused European Council President Donald Tusk of working with Russia's Vladimir Putin to harm Polish interests in connection with a 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others in Russia ...

Canadian PM congratulates Kurds on Nawroz
Waar Media - 2017-03-21 11:25
WAAR-DUHOK: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday issued an official statement wishing a happy New Year (Nawroz) to all those who celebrate. “Today, we join Persian, Central Asian, Kurdish, and Ismaili Canadians to celebrate the festival of [N ...

IRA street fighter turned statesman, Martin McGuinness dies aged 66
Reuters - 2017-03-21 08:37
BELFAST (Reuters) - Martin McGuinness, the former Irish Republican Army commander who laid down his arms and turned peacemaker to help end Northern Ireland's 30-year conflict, died on Tuesday after a decade as deputy first minister of the British province ...

Martin McGuinness, IRA street-fighter-turned statesman, dies: Sky News
Reuters - 2017-03-21 07:35
Martin McGuinness, the former Irish Republican Army commander who laid down his arms and turned peacemaker to help end Northern Ireland's 30-year conflict, died on Tuesday after a decade as deputy first minister of the British province, Sky News reported. ...

Iraqi PM felicitates Newruz to Massoud Barzani
KurdPress - 2017-03-21 06:26
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi felicitated Kurdistan Region president Massoud Barzani on the advent of Newruz. ...

Wahlkampfauftritte türkischer Minister beschäftigt Landtag | Aktuelle Nachrichten aus der Politik | WR.de
WR - 2017-03-21 02:01

Trump and Abadi Meet in Washington
BAS News - 2017-03-21 01:09
LEEDS — The President of the United States Donald Trump met with the Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi on Monday, two days ahead of a ministerial which will discuss the ongoing global military campaign against the so-called Islamic State (IS) group ...

IS Kidnaps 9 Iraqi Troops in Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-20 21:04
MOSUL — Islamic State (IS) militants on Monday kidnapped nine Iraqi soldiers in Mosul as military confrontations between the sides is further escalating, said a source form the Iraqi Interior Minister. One colonel is among the kidnapped, the source, who ...

Abadi Congratulates Barzani on Nawroz
BAS News - 2017-03-20 21:04
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has congratulated Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and the people of Kurdistan Region who celebrate the Kurdish New Year known as Nawroz. In an official letter, Abadi wished the Kurdish New Year bring ...

US Presses PM Abadi to Disestablish Hashd Al-Shaabi: Peshmerga Commander
BAS News - 2017-03-20 20:06
The US considers Hashd al-Shaabi a sectarian militia ERBIL — The US has pressured the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to disestablish the Shi'ite militia known as Hashd al-Shaabi, said a Peshmerga commander on Monday. Jamal Murtka, the Commander of ...

Kurdistan president receives Nawroz’ congratulation letter from Iraqi PM
Waar Media - 2017-03-20 14:31
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani received a letter from Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on the occasion of the commencement of the Nawroz holiday, wishing the holiday brings joy, happiness, stability, and good health. The prime ministe ...

Thai opposition 'red shirt' says plot to kill PM a setup
Reuters - 2017-03-20 12:25
BANGKOK (Reuters) - An exiled "red shirt" opponent of Thailand's junta accused police of trying to set him up after they said they had found a cache of weapons and uncovered a plot to kill the prime minister. ...

Pakistan PM orders border re-opening amid tense Afghanistan ties
Reuters - 2017-03-20 10:42
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday ordered the re-opening of the two main border crossings to Afghanistan, after their closure last month following a series of attacks that Islamabad blamed on militants operating from acr ...

US Secretary of State, Turkish FM talk on phone: sources
KurdPress - 2017-03-20 09:35
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu have talked on the phone, diplomatic sources told state-run Anadolu Agency on March 19. ...

Russia says Syrian government officials will attend Geneva peace talks
Reuters - 2017-03-20 09:08
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syrian government representatives will attend upcoming peace talks in Geneva, Russia's state RIA news agency reported on Monday, citing Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov. ...

Crushing Islamic State Just Won’t End Sunni Insurgency in Iraq
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
Manish Rai | Ekurd.net The Iraqi military and its allies have nearly defeated Islamic State in its final and largest Iraqi stronghold of Mosul. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in his recent visit to Mosul said the defeat of Islamic State militants in Mosu ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 14, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
Kurdistan government concerned with decision over medicine share from Baghdad Erbil: Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) says it is concerned over a decision regarding the region’s medicine share from the Iraqi Ministry of Health. KRG Minister of ...

250 inmates on death row awaiting execution in Iraqi Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Over 250 convicted felons are currently in prisons in Iraqi Kurdistan waiting for their death sentences to be carried out, according to the Kurdish Minister of Social Affairs, Muhammad Hawdiani. He confirmed that i ...

Kurdistan’s Barzani calls on PKK to leave Iraq’s Sinjar
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister and deputy leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP, Nechirvan Barzani, said the KRG will not accept the self-assertion of any party to remain in Sinjar by forc ...

Iraqi forces battle to retake Mosul’s Grand Mosque from Islamic State
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
MOSUL,— Government forces set their sights on reaching the Grand Mosque in Mosul’s Old City on Wednesday and the prime minister said the battle to drive Islamic State from its last urban stronghold in Iraq was reaching its final stages. Losing the city w ...

Iraq won’t accept PKK to use Iraqi soil to attack Turkey: Abadi
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he will not permit an attack by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) against Turkey to be launched from Iraqi territory, speaking in a phone conversation with Turkish PM Binali Yildirim on Tuesday. “The I ...

Not enough evidence to probe former British PM Blair over Iraq: MPs
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
LONDON,— Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair won’t face an investigation into whether he misled Parliament before the 2003 Iraq invasion unless new evidence emerges, a committee of lawmakers said Thursday. A seven-year official inquiry into the war ...

Turkey seeks diplomatic solution on Syria’s Manbij: minister
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
ANKARA,— Finding a diplomatic solution with the United States and Russia on northern Syria’s Manbij has become a necessity, and a military approach would only be considered if diplomacy failed, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said on Thursday. The US ...

Syrian Kurdish safe zones could thwart Iranian threat to Israel: experts
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
JERUSALEM,— In an exclusive interview with JerusalemOnline, Middle East experts David Keleti and Jerry Gordon stated that in last month’s meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump, the two discussed ways of m ...

Abadi Left for Washington
BAS News - 2017-03-19 20:43
He will be meeting with President Trump ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday headed to Washington to meet with US President Donald Trump and other officials, The premier’s office said. Abadi will also meet with Vice President Mike Pence ...

Minister says agricultural products increased in Kurdistan Region
NRT - 2017-03-19 17:00

Thai police say they have found plot to kill prime minister
Reuters - 2017-03-19 15:54
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police said on Sunday they had uncovered a plot to assassinate the country's prime minister after seizing a weapons cache belonging to a fugitive anti-junta activist. ...

Twenty new dams to offset shortage of water in Kurdistan, minister says
Rûdaw - 2017-03-19 12:18
80 percent of the dam projects have been completed ...

Man shot at Orly stopped from doing any harm, state of emergency justified - minister
Orient News - 2017-03-19 02:06

Russia-backed Crimea chief says Putin should be president for life
Reuters - 2017-03-18 21:04
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian-backed prime minister of Crimea said on Saturday that Vladimir Putin should be made president of Russia for life and that the Soviet Union would never have collapsed had Putin been in charge. ...

Three in four families receiving social security benefits not eligible, minister says
Rûdaw - 2017-03-18 17:42
“We noticed that there are no index or scientific bases to distinguish families in poverty from other families,” ...

The Moroccan King Dismisses an Islamist Prime Minister
Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-03-18 06:17
On Wednesday, March 15, the King of Morocco, Mohamed VI, dismissed Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane of the leading legal Islamist party, the Justice and Development Party (PJD) from his post. The dismissal comes after five months of stalled talks on th ...

Menschenrechte: Streit um Wahlkampfauftritte türkischer Minister beschäftigt Landtag | Kölnische Rundschau
Rundschau Online - 2017-03-18 02:00

Wahlkampfauftritte türkischer Minister beschäftigt Landtag | Aktuelle Nachrichten aus der Politik | WAZ.de
WAZ - 2017-03-18 02:00

Canada Allocates Over $28 Million to Support IDPs in Iraq, Syria
BAS News - 2017-03-18 01:06
ERBIL — In advance to the meeting of US-led coalition in Washington, Canadian announced on Friday the allocation of over $28 million to help IDPs in Iraq and Syria. Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said this support will help to address the im ...

German minister says Europe, U.S. should stick to Russia sanctions
Reuters - 2017-03-17 21:18
BERLIN (Reuters) - Europe and the United States should keep sanctions in place against Russia until there is progress in implementing the 2015 Minsk accords aimed at ending the violence in eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said. ...

German minister expects Turkey to uphold EU migrant deal
NRT - 2017-03-17 17:41

OPEC may extend oil supply cuts if stockpiles remain above average
Waar Media - 2017-03-17 11:42
WAAR-DUHOK: OPEC member and non-member states may extend the agreement on cutting oil production if global stockpiles remain above the average levels, Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said in a Bloomberg TV interview. When asked about condi ...

Wahlkampfauftritte türkischer Minister beschäftigt Landtag - WELT
WELT - 2017-03-17 04:16

Merkel says Dutch election result sends pro-Europe signal
Rojikurd - 2017-03-17 00:05
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed the election victory in the Netherlands for center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte. “I was very happy that a high turnout led to a very pro-European result, a clear signal,” Merkel told a conference on demograp ...

Abadi Wants Fewer US Soldiers in Iraq after IS Defeated
BAS News - 2017-03-16 21:17
ISTANBUL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider a-Abadi wants a reduction in the number of US military personnel in Iraq following the defeat of the Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul. "As we are crushing Daesh, it is clear that there is a need to reduce the n ...

Dutch vote puts question mark over euro zone chief Dijsselbloem
Reuters - 2017-03-16 15:24
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Jeroen Dijsselbloem may have to stand down as president of the Eurogroup which coordinates policy in the euro zone if he cannot retain his role as Dutch finance minister in a new coalition after his party was routed in Wednesday's ele ...

Dutch PM hails ‘rejection of populism’
Waar Media - 2017-03-16 13:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Dutch people rejected “the wrong kind of populism”, Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said, as he celebrated victory in Wednesday’s election. “The Netherlands said ‘Whoa!'” he declared after his centre-right VVD party’s lead positioned him for a ...

Turkey threatens to unilaterally suspend EU refugee deal
Waar Media - 2017-03-16 13:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Days before the first anniversary of the deal, Turkey’s top diplomat has vowed to “cancel” it if the EU fails to deliver on its part of the agreement. Relations with Germany and The Netherlands have taken a dive. Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mev ...

Greek group claims it mailed parcel bomb to German finance minister
Reuters - 2017-03-16 12:31
ATHENS (Reuters) - The militant Greek group Conspiracy of Fire Cells has claimed responsibility for a parcel bomb mailed to German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, police said on Thursday. ...

KRG minister chastises Iraq for not compensating Halabja for chemical attack
NRT - 2017-03-16 10:24

Iraqi PM and Kurdistan Region representative to meet Donald Trump
KurdPress - 2017-03-16 07:17
The US President Donald Trump will meet with an Iraqi delegation consisting of Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and Kurdistan Region representative next week. ...

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Türkei weist im Streit um Minister-Auftritte EU-Appell zur Mäßigung zurück | Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger
KSTA - 2017-03-16 02:11

PM Abadi and Kurdistan Region Representative to Meet US President
BAS News - 2017-03-15 15:49
Kurdistan Region will be represented at the global coalition's meeting in Washington ERBIL — The US President Donald Trump will meet with the Iraqi delegation consisting of Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and Kurdistan Region representative next week. A s ...

Next meeting on Syria to be held in Astana May 3-4
Waar Media - 2017-03-15 12:42
WAAR-DUHOK: The next international meeting on Syria in Astana is scheduled for May 3-4, says the joint Russian, Turkish and Iranian statement following the Astana meeting read out by Kazakhstan’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Akylbek Kamaldinov. “A new meetin ...

Attacks on U.S.-linked Polish sites back higher cyber spending: minister
Reuters - 2017-03-15 12:39
WARSAW (Reuters) - Several Polish municipalities that have hosted U.S. troops under a planned NATO operation suffered cyber attacks in January, a senior government official told Reuters, saying it highlighted the need for Poland's sharp increase in cyber- ...

We will not clash with PKK: Nechirvan Barzani
KurdPress - 2017-03-15 10:54
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister stated that the region is not seeking to clash with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to expel the forces from Shingal, northern Iraq. ...

Abadi says he won’t permit PKK attack on Turkey from Iraq
KurdPress - 2017-03-15 10:54
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he will not permit an attack by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) against Turkey to be launched from Iraqi territory, NRT reported. ...

Heavy fighting as Iraqi forces set sights on Mosul's Grand Mosque
Reuters - 2017-03-15 10:33
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Government forces set their sights on reaching the Grand Mosque in Mosul's Old City on Wednesday and the prime minister said the battle to drive Islamic State from its last urban stronghold in Iraq was reaching its final stages. ...

Malaysia says found out murdered Kim Jong Nam's identity from son's DNA
Reuters - 2017-03-15 10:02
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia found out the identity of Kim Jong Nam's body based on DNA sample taken from his son, the deputy prime minister said on Wednesday. ...

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