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Iranian Intelligence Minister visits Sanandaj
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 14:26
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Barzani to Meet with Turkey's Erdogan in Ankara
BAS News - 2017-02-22 14:00
ISTANBUL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani will visit Turkey over the weekend where he is set to meet with the senior Turkish officials including president Recep Tayip Erdogan. According to reports, Barzani will also meet with Prime Minister Bi ...

Russia's Lavrov says Moscow waits for U.S. suggestions on cooperation in Syria
Reuters - 2017-02-22 13:25
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia waits for the United States to come up with proposals on a possible cooperation in Syria, Interfax news agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Wednesday. ...

Canada to receive 1,200 Yazidi refugees in 2017
Waar Media - 2017-02-22 12:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Canada plans to welcome approximately 1200 survivors of ISIS this year, including vulnerable Yazidi women and children and their families, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Minister Ahmed Hussen announced yesterday. It is expected ...

Saudi Arabia ‘ready to send ground troops’ to Syria
Waar Media - 2017-02-22 12:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has said the kingdom (Saudi Arabia) is prepared to send ground troops to Syria to fight the Islamic State (ISIS), as US Senator John McCain met with the Saudi King. Adel al-Jubeir told the German Press Agency o ...

Shia, Sunni unity boosts Mideast security: minister
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 10:43
Iranian Intelligence Minister Seyyed Mahmoud Alavi says unity and cordial relations between Shia and Sunni Muslims play a key role in reinforcing security in the Middle East. ...

Turkey sees change in U.S. stance toward operation in Syria's Raqqa: defense minister
Reuters - 2017-02-22 09:52
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's defense minister said on Wednesday there had been a slight change in the stance of the United States toward an operation on Syria's Raqqa and the role of a Syrian Kurdish militia as a result of Turkey's persistence on the matte ...

‘Jerusalem Post’ interview with Russian Deputy FM Oleg Syromolotov
Seth Frantzman - 2017-02-22 00:34
On February 20 I met Russian Federation Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolov for an interview in Jerusalem. The interview was published in The Jerusalem Post on February 21. In it Syromolotov […] ...

KRG Minister of Interior calls for urgent direct assistance to avert humanitarian catastrophe
Kurdistan Regional Government - 2017-02-21 23:48

DFR Signs MoU with High Council of Women Affairs
BAS News - 2017-02-21 22:24
The MoU is to empower the role of women ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) released a statement on Tuesday announcing that the Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa and the ...

PM Barzani Discusses Baghdad-Erbil Ties With US Delegation
BAS News - 2017-02-21 20:48
ERBIL — The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani met with Senator Robert Corker, the chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who was accompanied by a military and diplomatic delegation.The meeting whi ...

Al-Dawa party : Abadi is our only candidate for upcoming elections in 2018
Waar Media - 2017-02-21 15:33
WAAR-DUHOK: A leader in the Islamic Dawa Party has denied reports about the intention of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to form a new party or to join in alliance with the Sadrist Movement in order to contest on the premier’s post after the general e ...

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. ...

Iran-Iraq gas pipe line ready for inauguration: minister
KurdPress - 2017-02-21 08:51
Iran’s Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Monday that Iran’s gas pipe-line to transfer Iran’s gas to Iraq is ready to be launched. ...

Tehran and Baghdad Sign MoU on Kirkuk Oil Export to Iran
BAS News - 2017-02-20 21:02
The two countries agreed to study the construction of a pipeline ERBIL — A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on Monday by the Iraqi oil minister and his Iranian counter-part to study the construction of a pipeline between the two countries for ...

Iranian oil minister arrives in Baghdad
KurdPress - 2017-02-20 14:05
Iran’s Minister of Petroleum, Bijan Zanganeh, arrived in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on Monday, February 20. ...

Russia, UAE to work on fifth generation jet
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 13:54
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia and the United Arab Emirates will pool efforts to develop a light fifth generation jet, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said on Monday. “We’ve signed an agreement on industrial cooperation in the field of military ...

US defense minister arrives in Baghdad
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 11:04
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq’s leaders. Mattis’ arrived on an unannounced visit in Iraq ...

Massoud Barzani, Turkish PM meet in Munich
KurdPress - 2017-02-20 10:15
Kurdistan Region Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim met in Munich on Feb. 19 on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. ...

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.” ...

We are not in Iraq to subjugate its oil: U.S. defense minister
KurdPress - 2017-02-20 10:15
U.S. Defense Minister James Mattis stated that his country is not in Iraq to subjugate its oil. ...

Murder of leader's half-brother shows North Korea getting bolder: South Korea PM
Reuters - 2017-02-20 02:58
SEOUL (Reuters) - The killing of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half- brother in Malaysia last week shows the brutality of isolated North Korea and its "terrorism tactics are getting bolder", South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn said on M ...

Turkey Calls on US to Send Special Forces to Syria
BAS News - 2017-02-19 22:05
Ankara demands US to stop supporting Syrian Kurdish forces LEEDS — Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu proposed on Sunday that the US should send its own Special Forces to Northern Syria to support the moderate opposition forces fighting against t ...

US pledged support for Turkey in fight against Kurds, defense minister claims
Rûdaw - 2017-02-19 16:41
'you deserve more support for fight against PKK, we will give it' ...

Iraq’s oil reserves increased to 153 billion barrels, minister says
NRT - 2017-02-19 16:34

Barzani and Turkish PM Meet in Munich
BAS News - 2017-02-19 16:16
Barzani also met with Brett McGurk MUNICH — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Binali Yildirim, the Turkish Prime Minister, met on Sunday in Germany and spoke of a range of pressing issues in the Mideast. The Kurdish delegation led by Barzani ...

Saudi FM: Iran is largest sponsor of global terrorism
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 14:27
WAAR-DUHOK: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir asserted on Sunday that Iran is the largest Sponsor of global terrorism, terming Tehran as a country which doesn’t cherish citizenship. There might have been secret deals between Iran, al-Qaeda and ISIS, ...

The US is listening to Turkey over Syria, says defence minister
Rûdaw - 2017-02-19 13:36
Turkey wants Kurdish forces left out of the Raqqa operation ...

German support for ‘reliable’ Peshmerga, Kurdistan Region to continue post-ISIS
Rûdaw - 2017-02-19 13:36
The German defence minister met President Barzani in Munich ...

Israel's defense minister says Iran wants to undermine Saudi Arabia
Reuters - 2017-02-19 11:20
MUNICH (Reuters) - Israel's defense minister said on Sunday Iran had an ultimate objective of undermining Saudi Arabia in the Middle East and called for a dialogue with Sunni Arab states to defeat "radical" elements in the region. ...

Iran pushes for dialogue with Gulf Arab states
Reuters - 2017-02-19 10:53
MUNICH (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister on Sunday stepped up efforts to improve ties with Gulf Arab Sunni states urging them to work with their Shi'ite rival to address "anxieties" and violence across the region. ...

Iran's Zarif says use of chemical weapons in Syria cannot be condoned
Reuters - 2017-02-19 10:20
MUNICH (Reuters) - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, pointing to Sunni Islamist militants in Syria fighting against its allies in Damascus, told the Munich Security Conference that the use of chemical weapons can never be condoned. ...

Abadi, U.S. vice president meet on sidelines of Munich conference
KurdPress - 2017-02-19 10:05
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, February 18, hours after Pence said the U.S. would stand firm with Europe and NATO, Reuters reported. ...

Iraqi Forces Begin Battle to Free Western Mosul from ISIS
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 09:23
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi government forces have launched an offensive to liberate the western part of the city of Mosul from ISIS. Iraq has launched an operation to regain control of western Mosul from ISIS militants, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Sunday. ...

UK officials think Russia behind Montenegro plot: Sunday Telegraph
Reuters - 2017-02-19 02:25
LONDON (Reuters) - British officials believe Russian authorities were behind a plot in October to kill Montenegro's pro-Western prime minister, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing senior British government sources. ...

Turkish defense minister: Peace process with PKK no longer exists
Rûdaw - 2017-02-18 20:04
Turkey in no way accepts the participation of the PYD in Astana and Geneva talks ...

German Defense Minister Shows Support for Kurdistan Independence
BAS News - 2017-02-18 19:15
Having a sovereign state is a decision at the hands of Kurdish people, Von Der Leyen says MUNICH — German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has made it clear that her country will respect a decision by Kurds for having an independent country of their ...

Barzani and Abadi Meet in Munich
BAS News - 2017-02-18 18:29
The two officials talked about Mosul assault and post-IS plans LODZ — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met on Saturday on the sideline of the 53rd Munich Security Conference to discuss bilateral ties and ...

Ukraine foreign minister not happy with ceasefire talks
Reuters - 2017-02-18 17:03
MUNICH (Reuters) - Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said on Saturday that he was "not at all" happy with the result of talks with Germany, France and Russia in Munich aimed at putting an end to fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed ...

Lavrov: Cold War is Still Not Over.
Waar Media - 2017-02-18 16:30
WAAR-DUHOK: NATO’s expanding has caused the unprecedented in recent 30 years level of tension in Europe, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. “Judging by certain statements at the Munich Conference, the ...

Munich.. Barzani and Abadi to Discuss Post-ISIS War Stage
Waar Media - 2017-02-18 13:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani is scheduled to meet with the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi today to discuss a range of issues pertaining to bilateral ties between Erbil and Baghdad and post-ISIS war stage. The meeting will be ...

German Defense Minister says NATO needs support of Muslim countries
NRT - 2017-02-18 10:43

Zarif, Barzani meet in Munich
KurdPress - 2017-02-18 09:33
Iranian Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif and Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani met in Munich, Germany, on the sideline of Munich Peace Conference on Friday, BasNews reported. ...

Visiting UK Defense Minister praises Peshmerga role against IS
KurdPress - 2017-02-18 01:57
The UK Secretary of Defense Michael Fallon praised the role of Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the fight against the Islamic State (IS). ...

Canada's Trudeau calls for wider social benefit from economy
Reuters - 2017-02-17 23:51
HAMBURG (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday that international economic policymakers should place more focus on creating economic growth which benefits a wider range of global society. ...

Armenia to Open Consulate in Erbil
BAS News - 2017-02-17 21:24
Armenian FM invites Barzani to visit Yerevan MUNICH — The Armenian government is planning to open its consulate office in Erbil in hopes of further developing ties with Kurdistan Region, said Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian. According to a pr ...

Barzani and Abadi to Meet on Saturday
BAS News - 2017-02-17 20:36
Bilateral ties and Kurdistan Independence expected to be discussed ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani is scheduled to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday to discuss a range of issues pertaining to bilateral ties betw ...

Armenia’s Foreign Minister meets President of the Iraqi Kurdistan | Public Radio of Armenia
Armradio - 2017-02-17 19:56

Barzani Meets with Armenian FM in Munich
BAS News - 2017-02-17 16:50
Teodor Melescanu praises role of Kurdistan in cracking down on IS MUNICH — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian discussed on Friday the war against terrorism in a meeting in Munich, Germany.In the meet ...

Barzani and Iranian FM Meet in Munich
BAS News - 2017-02-17 16:50
MUNICH — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Friday met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss a range of issues including bilateral ties. The two officials met on the sideline of the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Ger ...

Kurdish Delegation to Discuss Independence with Iraqi PM in Munich
BAS News - 2017-02-17 16:50
The delegation will seek international support for statehood in Munich conference ERBIL— A senior delegation from the Kurdistan Region, led by President Masoud Barzani, will ask Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to agree to independence of Kurdistan, ...

Barzani Meets Armenian Foreign Minister at MSC2017
Waar Media - 2017-02-17 16:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Masoud Barzani president of Kurdistan Region, today received Edward Nalbandian Armenian foreign minister on the fringe of meeting the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC). Nalbandian told ARMENPRESS the sides highlighted high-level political ...

Under police probe, Israel's Netanyahu leaves helm of communications ministry
Reuters - 2017-02-17 16:00
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday he would shelve his additional role as communication minister after police questioned him over allegations he negotiated a deal for good press coverage with a newspaper owner. ...

Tony Blair: ‘Rise Up’ Against Brexit
Waar Media - 2017-02-17 14:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Speaking in the City of London, the former prime minister claimed that people voted in the referendum “without knowledge of the true terms of Brexit”. He urged “a way out from the present rush over the cliff’s edge”. Former Tory leader Iain Du ...

Barzani Meets US Secretary of Defense at MSC2017
Waar Media - 2017-02-17 14:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Masoud Barzani president of Kurdistan Region, today received Armenian foreign minister and US secretary of defense on the fringe of meeting the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC). Barzani discussed with both officials a mutual relationships ...

U.S. backs U.N. role in resolving Syria crisis: Gabriel
Reuters - 2017-02-17 10:20
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, including the United States, backed continued efforts by the United Nations to broker a political solution to the bloody civil war in Syria, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Ga ...

Iraq’s Abadi, Security Officials Meet for Urgent Security Measures in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-17 00:28
The meeting comes after a series of terrorist attacks in the recent days BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi held a meeting with the Baghdad security officials on Wednesday to discuss new security measures in the capital city after deteriorati ...

Abadi, Barzani to hold talks in Munich
KurdPress - 2017-02-16 22:16
President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani is anticipated to hold talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Germany, slated for later this week, Barzani’s chief of staff Fuad Huss ...

Turkey says U.S. not insisting on Kurdish role in Raqqa operation
Reuters - 2017-02-16 13:14
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's defense minister said on Thursday the new U.S. administration has a more flexible approach to Syria and is not insisting on the Kurdish YPG militia being involved in the operation to drive Islamic State from its Raqqa stronghol ...

Update on Canada’s engagement in Iraq and the region
The Global Coalition - 2017-02-16 12:31
The liberation of East Mosul, formally announced by Prime Minister al-Abadi of Iraq on January 24th, is a significant achievement for the Government of Iraq and the Iraqi security forces. While it represents a momentous step towards defeating Daesh, much ...

Turkish official discussed PYD with US defense secretary
KurdPress - 2017-02-16 09:37
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik discussed the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) with U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis late on Feb. 15 at a NATO summit in Brussels, a Turkish Defense Ministry official has said. ...

U.N. Syria envoy says plans to meet Russia's Lavrov in Munich: agency
Reuters - 2017-02-16 07:53
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United Nations special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said on Thursday he plans to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for further talks in Munich, RIA news agency reported. ...

Irish government survives confidence vote, pressure on PM rises
Reuters - 2017-02-16 00:50
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's minority government on Wednesday survived a parliamentary vote of no-confidence over its handling of a policing scandal, but Prime Minister Enda Kenny faced growing calls from members of his own party to step aside. ...

Iraqi Prime Minister, Kurdistan President to Hold Talks in Munich
Sputnik - 2017-02-15 23:29

[Video] Germany deeply impressed by Peshmerga's courage, Defense Minister says
NRT - 2017-02-15 19:54

There is need for reconciliation in east Mosul, U.K. Defense Minister says (video)
NRT - 2017-02-15 19:54

KRG’ Prime Minister Congratulates Vian Dakhil
Waar Media - 2017-02-15 12:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani congratulated Vian Dakhil Iraqi Parliamentarian over receiving the Lantos Foundation 2016 Human Rights Prize. During a ceremony February 8, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. ...

Iraq's Deputy Finance Minister removed from position, detained in Erbil
NRT - 2017-02-15 08:29

Trump welcomes Israel's Netanyahu for Middle East talks
Reuters - 2017-02-15 07:13
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Wednesday, their first meeting since the inauguration and one that promises to shape the contours of Middle East policy for the years a ...

Lebanon commemorates Rafik Harairi’s assassination anniversary Orient Net - Naharnet Lebanon marks on Tuesday the twelfth anniversary of the slain former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, ..
Orient News - 2017-02-15 02:02

South Korea holds security meeting over death of North Korea leader's brother
Reuters - 2017-02-15 01:49
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's prime minister will preside over a national security council meeting on Wednesday morning to discuss the suspected murder of the North Korean leader's estranged half-brother in Malaysia, his office said. ...

UAE: Expects higher compliance with OPEC and non-OPEC deal
Waar Media - 2017-02-14 13:59
WAAR-DUHOK: Compliance with a global supply cut deal by OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers has been high in January and that level of commitment is expected to improve over the next months, the United Arab Emirates Energy Minister said on Sunday. “The first ...

Tunisia PM, in Germany, dismisses criticism over asylum deportations
Reuters - 2017-02-14 13:20
BERLIN (Reuters) - Tunisia's prime minister, in Germany for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel, rejected criticism on Tuesday that his country had been slow to take back failed asylum seekers from Europe, including Berlin Christmas market attacker Anis A ...

Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister: Participants to discuss sanctions for ceasefire violations
Waar Media - 2017-02-14 11:37
WAAR-DUHOK: Participants in the next Astana meeting on Syria will discuss ceasefire monitoring and sanctions for ceasefire violations, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov told reporters on Tuesday. “In particular, a mechanism for recording ...

Syria's al-Bab largely under control of Turkey-backed rebels, Turkish PM says
Reuters - 2017-02-14 10:46
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey-backed rebels have largely taken control of the Syrian town of al-Bab from Islamic State militants, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday. ...

3rd Iran’s exclusive exhibition inaugurated in Baghdad
KurdPress - 2017-02-14 09:39
Iran's third exclusive exhibition opened in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on Monday in the presence of Iran’s Minister of Industries, Mines and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh. ...

YPG entrance into Raqqa a threat against Turkey’s security: deputy PM
KurdPress - 2017-02-14 09:39
The entrance of the Syrian pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) into Raqqa, northern Syria, is a threat against Turkey’s security and stability, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said. ...

Iran-Europe ties expected to improve post-JCPOA: FM
KurdPress - 2017-02-14 07:05
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that the implementation of Iran deal – known as JCPOA – has improved the vision for Iran-Europe ties, IRNA reported. ...

The United Kingdom reaffirms its support to the Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Barzani expressed his appreciation to the people and government of the United Kingdom for supporting the Region in the fight against terror.
Kurdistan Regional Government - 2017-02-13 21:18

Prime Minister Barzani and EU Special Envoy discuss religious coexistence
Kurdish Globe - 2017-02-13 20:27

Russia invites U.S. to Astana talks
KurdPress - 2017-02-13 10:44
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has stated that his country invited the U.S. for talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, that is seeking to find a solution to the civil war in Syria. ...

Germany picks Frank-Walter Steinmeier to be president
Waar Media - 2017-02-13 10:21
WAAR-DUHOK: A special assembly elected former German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier by an overwhelming majority Sunday, February 12 to be the country’s new president. Steinmeier was elected in Berlin by the assembly made up of the 630 members o ...

Visiting UK Defense Minister praises Peshmerga brevity against IS
KurdPress - 2017-02-13 06:32
The UK Secretary of Defense Michael Fallon praised the role of Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the fight against the Islamic State (IS). ...

Walk of shame: Sweden’s “first feminist government” don hijabs in Iran
Rojikurd - 2017-02-13 00:03
Trade minister Ann Linde and other members of Sweden’s “first feminist government in the world” walked past Iranian President Rouhani yesterday as they covered their hair in compliance with Iran’s compulsory hijab law, despite Stockholm’s promise to promo ...

President Barzani and Italian Defense Minister Meet in Salahadin
Presidency-Kurdistan - 2017-02-12 19:39

Italian Minister Advises Kurdistan Youth to Continue Fighting for Independence: Official
BAS News - 2017-02-12 17:58
The official added that Italy's support for Peshmerga will continue ERBIL — Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Angelino Alfano stated that his country will continue its support for the Peshmerga forces while he also encouraged Kurdistan Region youth to ...

British Defense Minister meets with Barzani, KRG PM
NRT - 2017-02-12 14:37

Netanyahu pledges to promote 'responsible policies' at Trump meeting
Reuters - 2017-02-12 14:04
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would present "responsible policies" in talks with U.S. President Donald Trump, signaling to the Israeli far-right to curb its territorial demands in the occupied West Bank. ...

Irish PM's party trails by 11 points ahead of no confidence vote
Reuters - 2017-02-12 13:28
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny's party fell 11 percentage points behind its main rival, a poll showed on Sunday, ahead of a proposed no confidence motion over his minority government's handling of a policing controversy. ...

Prime Minister Barzani and UK Secretary for Defense discuss military cooperation
Waar Media - 2017-02-12 09:44
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Michael Fallon United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Defense, they discussed Mosul offensive, post ISIS governance, KRG and UK military cooperation. The post Prime Mini ...

Russia mediating talks between Damascus and Syrian Kurds: Lavrov
KurdPress - 2017-02-12 08:14
Russia has been mediating talks between the Syrian government and representatives of the Syrian Kurds, including the leaders of People's Protection Units (YPG), said Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov in an interview with the Russian newspa ...

UK defense minister arrives in Erbil
KurdPress - 2017-02-12 08:14
United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Defense, Michael Fallon, landed on Erbil International Airport Saturday evening. ...

Iran arrests 8 terrorists: minister
KurdPress - 2017-02-12 01:29
Iran’s Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi announced that a sum of eight terrorists have been arrested in connection to plotting to carry out terrorist attacks during the ceremonies marking the 38th anniversary of the victory of 1979 Islamic Revolution. ...

UK Defense Minister Arrived in Erbil
Waar Media - 2017-02-12 00:31
WAAR-DUHOK: United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Defense, Michael Fallon, landed on Erbil International Airport Saturday evening to meet with the top Kurdish officials. Fallon was received by Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Interior Minister Karim ...

Islamic State's Syrian stronghold should be isolated by spring: UK minister
Reuters - 2017-02-11 21:50
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Western-backed Syrian forces should isolate Islamic State's de facto capital in Syria "by the spring" before an offensive on the city itself, British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said on Saturday. ...

UPDATED: UK defense minister arrives in Kurdistan, speaks on Peshmerga
Rûdaw - 2017-02-11 20:13
He is scheduled to meet with Kurdish President and PM. ...

Foreign minister says Turkey only arrests journalists with 'terrorist' links
Rûdaw - 2017-02-11 18:19
CPJ called the crackdown unprecedented. ...

Iran says holds eight foreigners planning attacks
Reuters - 2017-02-11 17:30
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian security forces have arrested eight hardline Sunni Islamists suspected of planning attacks to disrupt celebrations for Iran's Islamic revolution in the past week, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Saturday. ...

Iraq won't Be Involved in Regional or International Conflicts: PM
BAS News - 2017-02-11 17:23
Iraq won't be part of the US-Iran tensions ERBIL — Iraq won't get involved in any regional or international conflicts, said the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday. The comment followed the first telephone conversation between al-Abadi and t ...

UK Defense Minister Scheduled to Visit Erbil
BAS News - 2017-02-11 17:23
ERBIL — United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Defense, Michael Fallon, is scheduled to arrive in Erbil today and meet with top Kurdish officials. Fallon is expected to exchange views over bilateral ties, UK support for Kurdistan Region during the meeti ...

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