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ISIS Has Been Militarily Defeated in Iraq and Syria

The Kurdish Project - 2017-11-22 04:45
The following article was originally published in Business Insider. Iraqi Prime Minister Hadir Al-Abadi declared military victory over the Islamic State in Iraq on Tuesday, just hours after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced that Iranian-backed f ...

Moscow: Hijab, other personalities resignation is useful for peace

ANHA - 2017-11-21 15:22
NEWS DESK- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on Tuesday on the resignation of the so-called personalities the Syrian opposition such as Riyad Hijab saying it is useful for peace noting that he welcomed the resignation of what he called “rad ...

Iraqi Federal Court nullifies ‘unconstitutional’ Kurdish referendum

The New Mail - 2017-11-21 08:09
The Iraqi Federal Court ruled the Kurdish independence referendum as “unconstitutional” on Monday, officially making the results as null and void. Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said the ruling was… The post Iraqi Federal Court nullifies ‘uncon ...

PM Barzani Values Turkey’s Aid to Earthquake-Hit Areas of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-11-20 23:01
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has valued Turkey’s prompt action in sending aid to those affected by last week’s earthquake in Kurdistan Region. “Turkey was the first country to send humanitarian aid to Kurdistan Region as Hala ...

Iraq on Brink of a New War: Kurdistan FM

BAS News - 2017-11-20 23:01
ERBIL — The international community should realise the fact that Iraq is now on the verge of a new war, said Falah Mustafa, Kurdistan Region’s Foreign Minister. The Kurdish official believes that the anticipated security crisis in Iraq would be the resul ...

KRG’s PM: All articles of Iraqi constitution have to be implemented

Waar Media - 2017-11-20 20:59
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region’s top official on Monday criticized Baghdad for cherry-picking its implementation of the Iraqi Constitution. “Our efforts to launch dialogue and resolve issues peacefully with Baghdad continue,” the Prime Minister of the ...

Stability Not Achievable Without Implementation of Constitution: KRG PM

BAS News - 2017-11-20 14:58
Iraq needs to implement the entire constitution, Nechirvan Barzani says ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani on Monday stated that the implementation of the entire Iraqi Constitution is the solution to all prob ...

Talks Between Erbil, Baghdad ‘Going Well’: Canada DM

BAS News - 2017-11-20 11:59
ERBIL — Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan stated that there is no timeline to resume the mission of the Canadian military personnel in the Kurdistan Region due to Erbil-Baghdad tensions. Talks between the Iraqi government and representatives of the ...

KRG’s PM receives a phone call from US Secretary Tillerson

Waar Media - 2017-11-19 12:23
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received a phone call from the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday to discuss the latest political developments including the disputes between Erbil and Baghdad. Tillerson expresse ...

KRG Premier, US Secretary of State Talk over the Phone

BAS News - 2017-11-19 03:46
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received a phone call from the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday to discuss the latest political developments including the disputes between Erbil and Baghdad. Tillerson expressed co ...

Israel’s Netanyahu lobbies world powers to stem Iraqi Kurd setbacks

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
JERUSALEM,— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is lobbying world powers to prevent further setbacks to Iraqi Kurds as they lose ground to Baghdad’s army, Israeli officials say. Israel has been the only major power to endorse statehood for the Kurd ...

Iraqi Kurds feel ‘abandoned’ by the U.S. as Israel offers support

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
Ariel Ben Solomon | Jewish News Service JNS While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly lobbies world leaders to protect the Kurds as they lose ground in Iraq, some activists and experts feel that the U.S. has sided with Iran in this regio ...

Iraqi PM demands annulment, not freeze of Kurdistan independence vote

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday that he would accept only the annulment of a Kurdish vote for independence, not the freeze that Kurdish leaders have offered. “We will accept nothing but the annulment of the referendum and ...

Iraq halts operation against Kurds, pushes on against Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi forces Friday paused operations against the Kurds to allow for talks after clashes over a key border crossing, as Baghdad pushed on with a separate offensive against the Islamic State group. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered the 24-h ...

U.S. welcomes Massoud Barzani’s resignation

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
WASHINGTON,— The United States on Monday commended former Iraqi Kurdish illegitimate president Massoud Barzani’s decision to step down, pledging to work closely with his nephew and prime minister Nechirvan Barzani. “Barzani is a historic figure and coura ...

Iraqi army takes control of Turkey border from Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
ISTANBUL,— Iraqi government forces on Tuesday took control of the key border crossing with Turkey in the Iraqi Kurdistan region after weeks of tensions between Baghdad and Erbil, the Turkish prime minister said. The border crossing “has been handed over ...

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and his Shiite Militias

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
Dana Berzinjy | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The Iraqi army and the Shiite militia under the name of Hashd Al-Shaabi attacked the Iraqi Kurdistan cities on 16th October 2017 such as Kirkuk, Khanaqin, Tuz Khurmatu and the other cities after the referendum was t ...

Iraq to probe disappearance of Arabs arrested by Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
KIRKUK,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered an investigation after dozens of complaints from Arab families about relatives they say have not been heard from since their arrest by Kurdish forces. Kurds control an autonomous Kurdistan region ...

Iraq targets 1 million bpd output for disputed Kirkuk oilfields

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:03
KIRKUK,— Iraq aims to double the output of oilfields in the northern province of Kirkuk retaken from the Kurds to one million barrels per day (bpd), Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaybi said Monday. “The priority is to resume oil exports from Kirkuk through the ...

KRG’s PM receives US Envoy McGurk in Erbil on Thursday

Waar Media - 2017-11-16 23:21
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the US Special Presidential Envoy in Erbil on Thursday, the first such meeting since the Kurdish vote on independence that was opposed by Washington. Brett McGurk, the American ...

Lebanon in the Crosshairs

International Crisis Group - 2017-11-16 19:15
Lebanon is caught between Iran and Saudi Arabia as regional tensions rise following the resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri on 4 November. In this video from Beirut, Crisis Group's Project Director for Lebanon, Syria and Iraq Heiko Wimmen ...

KRG’s PM receives a letter from UN’s envoy in Iraq

Waar Media - 2017-11-15 18:35
WAAR-DUHOK: The head of the United Nations has expressed his support for constitutionally-based political dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad in a letter to the Kurdistan Region prime minister. The UN’s envoy in Iraq, Jan Kubis, delivered the letter in a ...

Turkey Delivers Aid to Kurdistan’s Earthquake Victims

BAS News - 2017-11-14 01:46
ERBIL — Turkey delivered assistance to the victims of Sunday’s earthquake in the Kurdistan Region on Monday.A strong earthquake hit the Kurdistan Region cities at around 9 pm on Sunday. Following the earthquake the Turkish Prime Minister said “Turkey sta ...

Russia ready to assist Iran, Iraq in earthquake aftermath

Waar Media - 2017-11-13 15:52
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia’s Emergencies Ministry is ready to assist Iran and Iraq in the deadly earthquake aftermath, a source in the ministry’s press service told press. According to the source, Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov has sent messages of condol ...

Turkey says purchase of S-400 from Russia ‘completed’

Waar Media - 2017-11-12 10:31
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey has “completed” the purchase of the S-400 air-defense system from Russia, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Saturday. The S-400 is Russia’s most advanced long-range anti-aircraft missile system and can carry three types ...

Iraq to export Kirkuk oil to Iran

Waar Media - 2017-11-11 21:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq and Iran Friday agreed in principle to export Kirkuk oil to Iran, according to Iraqi oil ministry. Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaibi said in a statement that 30,000-60,000 barrels of oil per day would be exported to Iran’s Kermanshah p ...

Cyprus Delivers Military Assistance to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-11-10 19:59
ERBIL — Cyprus Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides has revealed that they recently sent a shipment of military assistance to Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces as part of the international partnership for the war against Islamic State (IS). He stated th ...

KRG’s PM receives a letter from French president Emmanuel Macron

Waar Media - 2017-11-10 17:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Thursday a letter from French President Emmanuel Macron who reiterated Paris’ willingness to continue strong bilateral relations with Erbil. Macron, also in his letter, praised the ...

Macron: France Willing to Further Strengthen Ties with Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-11-09 18:19
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Thursday a letter form French President Emmanuel Macron who reiterated Paris’s willingness to continue strong bilateral relations with Erbil. Macron, also in his letter, praised the ro ...

Abadi Planning to Sack Dozens of Kurdish Ambassadors

BAS News - 2017-11-09 03:08
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is reconsidering the structure of foreign ministry, as part of which nearly 40 ambassadors will be dismissed, a lawmaker from the Shi’ite Arab State of Law Coalition said. Most of the ambassadors whom are be ...

Baghdad Continues Sending Erbil Medical Supplies: Kurdish Official

BAS News - 2017-11-09 03:08
ERBIL — The Iraqi central government continues sending Kurdistan Region’s share form the medical supplies up to the moment, said an official from Erbil. “We have also talked with the Iraqi Health Minister who ensured us of continued deliveries of medical ...

2018 Health Budget Allocated by Iraq for KRG Insufficient: Minister

BAS News - 2017-11-08 18:26
The shortage of medicine could lead to a humanitarian catastrophe ERBIL — The shortage of medical supplies in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq could lead to a humanitarian crisis, said KRG’s minister of health on Wednesday. The amount allocated by Baghdad f ...

German FM Urges Parliament to Extend Military Assistance in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-11-08 00:55
ERBIL — German Foreign Minister urged his country’s parliament on Tuesday to extend military mission training Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces. “A withdrawal would be the wrong signal to the parties to the conflict, as if we were resigned to accepting ...

Dialogue the Only Means to Resolve Erbil-Baghdad Disputes: KRG PM

BAS News - 2017-11-07 15:14
KRG PM met with Special Representative of UN Secretary General ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met on Tuesday with Ján Kubiš, the Special Representative of UN Secretary General, to discuss the pressing issues. ...

Thamer al-Sabhan, Saudi’s influential minister

Seth Frantzman - 2017-11-06 21:41
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Saudi Arabia’s minister of Gulf Affairs called on October 30th for Hezbollah to be “toppled” in Lebanon. “Those who believe that my tweets are a personal stance […] ...

KRG Ready to Resolve Issues with Baghdad Through Dialogue: PM

BAS News - 2017-11-06 13:15
The disputes between Erbil and Baghdad cannot be resolved by military, PM Barzani says ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani expressed Erbil’s willingness to engage in talks with Baghdad to resolve the pending i ...
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