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Russia's Lavrov says U.S. invited to Astana talks on Syria: RIA
Reuters - 2017-01-19 11:27
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that the United States had been invited to upcoming talks on the Syria conflict that are to take place in the Kazakh capital, Astana, later this month, RIA news agency reported. ...

Rohingya crisis: Malaysia PM says Muslims must act
BBC - 2017-01-19 11:20
Malaysia's prime minister says the Rohingya crisis is no longer Myanmar's internal affair. ...

South African mining deaths fall to new record low in 2016
Reuters - 2017-01-19 09:54
RANDFONTEIN, South Africa (Reuters) - The number of miners killed in South Africa's mines fell in 2016 to a new record low of 73 from 77 in 2015, mines minister Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane said on Thursday. ...

Malaysian PM tells Myanmar to 'stop the killing' of Rohingya, as Muslims meet
Reuters - 2017-01-19 09:15
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on Myanmar on Thursday to stop all discrimination and attacks on Rohingya Muslims, and urged the world's Islamic countries to act to end an unfolding "humanitarian tragedy". ...

Iran, Saudi can cooperate to end Middle East crises: Zarif
KurdPress - 2017-01-19 06:30
Iran and Saudi Arabia can work together to help end regional conflicts, but Riyadh needs to see the realities on the ground before relations between the two countries could go back to normal, the Iranian foreign minister says. ...

Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte’s interview with Kurdistan24
K24 Video - 2017-01-19 01:04

Germany says boosting defense spending, demands clear U.S. agenda
Reuters - 2017-01-18 21:24
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany, under fire from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump for not meeting NATO's defense spending goal, is boosting military budgets, but also wants Trump to map out a consistent foreign policy agenda, Defense Minister Ursula von der L ...

Syrian government rejects Qatari, Saudi role in talks: report
Waar Media - 2017-01-18 20:12
Waar, Duhok: The participation of Saudi Arabia and Qatar in Syria talks will be discussed once they stop backing militancy, Syria’s deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday, appearing to reject their attendance at forthcoming peace talks. ...

Iran’s Zarif wants cooperation with Saudi over Syria and Yemen
Waar Media - 2017-01-18 20:12
Waar, Duhok: Iran and Saudi Arabia should be able to work together to help end conflicts in Syria and Yemen, after successfully cooperating over Lebanon last year, Iran’s foreign minister said. “I do not see any reason why Iran and Saudi Arabia should hav ...

Rouhani, Syrian PM discuss Aleppo liberation, ceasefire in Syria
KurdPress - 2017-01-18 12:04
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis met in Tehran on Wednesday when the two sides discussed the liberation of the northern city of Aleppo and ceasefire in war-torn Syria. ...

Syrian government rejects Qatari, Saudi role in talks: report
Reuters - 2017-01-18 11:35
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The participation of Saudi Arabia and Qatar in Syria talks will be discussed once they stop backing militancy, Syria's deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday, appearing to reject their attendance at forthcoming peace ...

Kanadischer Minister: Erste êzîdîsche Flüchtlinge sollen im Februar eingeflogen werden
EzidiPress - 2017-01-18 02:04
Ottawa. Die kanadische Regierung hat die Absicht zur Aufnahmen êzîdîscher Flüchtlinge aus dem Nordirak erneut betont. Danach sollen die ersten Êzîden bereits Ende Februar nach Kanada eingeflogen werden, so der für Einwanderung zuständige Minister Hussen g ...

Russia says ready to talk to Trump about nuclear arms, Syria
Reuters - 2017-01-18 02:02
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Moscow was ready to talk to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's new administration about nuclear weapons and Syria, saying the two countries could together solve many of the wo ...

Iran says it is against U.S. presence in Syria talks in Astana
Reuters - 2017-01-17 16:24
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran opposes a U.S. presence in peace talks on the Syria conflict that are planned for Jan. 23 in Kazakhstan's capital Astana, Tasnim news agency quoted Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying on Tuesday. ...

Russia's Lavrov says aim for Astana talks is consolidating Syria truce
Reuters - 2017-01-17 09:45
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The aim for upcoming peace talks on the Syria crisis in Astana, Kazakhstan, is to consolidate a ceasefire and involve opposition field commanders, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday. ...

Syrian PM to arrive in Tehran today
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 09:06
Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis is to make a visit to Tehran today, January 17, to meet with Iran top ranking officials. ...

Iran oil minister confident that oil prices will rise
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 09:06
Iran’s oil minister said that he was sure the OPEC and non-OPEC members would commit to the output cut deal agreed in November, noting that prices of oil would rise further as a result. ...

Iranian, Russian FMs discuss coordination of Syria peace talks on phone
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 09:06
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov discussed in a phone call on Monday the situation in Syria and the preparation for intra-Syrian peace talks in Astana. ...

Kazakhstan says ready for Syria talks in Astana on January 23: RIA
Reuters - 2017-01-17 08:27
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kazakhstan is fully ready to hold talks on Syria in its capital Astana on Jan. 23, Russia's RIA news agency reported on Tuesday, citing the Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov. ...

War against Islamic State costs Iraq $35 billion so far: Abadi
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
BAGHDAD,— The fight against Islamic State (IS) has cost the Iraqi government $35 billion, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Saturday. Abadi said while speaking at Baghdad Dialogue convention held in the Iraqi capital that $35 billion had been s ...

Turkey says If U.S. wants Kurds at Syria talks, invite Islamic State too
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
ISTANBUL,— If the United States wants to invite Kurds to the upcoming Syrian peace talks it might as well invite the Islamic State jihadist group too, said Turkey’s foreign minister Saturday whose country views Kurdish fighters in Syria as extremists. The ...

Iraq’s Abadi asks why Kurdistan withholds salaries despite selling oil: MP
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has asked why the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) doesn’t pay public servants as it sells 1.3 million barrels of oil per day (bpd), a lawmaker has disclosed. A Kurdish lawmaker in the Iraqi Parliament, Ho ...

Transcript of Al-Monitor Interview with KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani
Kurdistan Regional Government - 2017-01-17 04:46

Russia and Kazakhstan discuss preparations for Syria peace talks
Reuters - 2017-01-16 12:30
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed preparations for forthcoming Syria peace talks with his Kazakh counterpart Kairat Abdrakhmanov on Monday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. ...

First four basic articles of constitution will not change: Turkish PM
KurdPress - 2017-01-16 11:46
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has ruled out any possible change to the Turkish constitution’s first four articles, following a recent controversial remark by a Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy on the issue, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

Istanbul nightclub attack involved an intelligence organization: deputy PM
Reuters - 2017-01-16 11:26
ANKARA (Reuters) - The mass shooting at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve was carried out professionally with the involvement of an intelligence organization, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday. ...

French ex-PM Valls trails in left-wing TV primary debate: poll
Reuters - 2017-01-15 23:40
PARIS (Reuters) - Former Prime Minister Manuel Valls, long tipped to win the left-wing ticket for France's presidential election this spring, trailed his rivals after a debate on Sunday where his immigration policies came under fire. ...

Jordan’s King Abdulla reshuffle cabinet
Waar Media - 2017-01-15 21:47
Waar, Duhok: Jordan’s King Abdulla reshuffled his cabinet but retained Hani Mulki as prime minister on Sunday. The reshuffle, the second since Mulki was appointed last May, comes at a time of sluggish economic growth and poor business sentiment. There are ...

Turkey to US: Invite IS to Syria talks
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-15 20:03
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. (Photo: AA) ...

Abadi: We will not fight the PKK or tackle Êzidîs
ANF/English - 2017-01-15 11:28
The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi stated that they would not fight the PKK and their Iraqi supporters, or tackle Êzidîs and intervene in political partisanship. ...

Turkey repeats opposition to inclusion of Kurds in Syria peace talks
KurdPress - 2017-01-15 08:11
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated on Saturday, January 14, that Turkey remained opposed to the inclusion of the Syrian Kurdish YPG in Syria peace talks due to be held this month in the Kazakh capital Astana. ...

Kurdistan independence requires dialogue with Iraq, not others: Former PM
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-14 22:25
Senior member of the Kurdistan Patriotic Union (PUK) and former Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region Barham Salih. (Photo: Archive) ...

Turkey and Russia to invite U.S. to Syria talks: Turkish minister
Reuters - 2017-01-14 17:11
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Russia have decided to invite the United States to Syria peace talks due to be held this month in the Kazakh capital Astana, Turkey's foreign minister said on Saturday. ...

Malawi's armyworm outbreak destroys 2,000 hectares: minister
Reuters - 2017-01-14 12:41
LILONGWE (Reuters) - Armyworms have destroyed 2,000 hectares of crops in Malawi, spreading to nine of its 28 districts in the last few weeks, the agriculture minister said on Saturday, ...

Japan opens consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Japan opened its consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil on Wednesday following meetings between the country’s Foreign Minister Kentaro Sonoura and senior Kurdish officials, including the president and pr ...

Iranian official, Iraqi FM discuss regional developments
KurdPress - 2017-01-14 08:51
Head of Iran Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi and Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jaafari discussed regional developments and bilateral ties in Baghdad on Friday. ...

Iranian, Russian official to discuss Syria developments
KurdPress - 2017-01-14 08:51
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa Mikhail Bogdanov are expected to discuss latest developments in the Middle East including Syria ...

Turkey, US take Syrian Kurdish battle to Twittersphere / Amberin Zaman
KurdPress - 2017-01-13 21:44
In a blistering Jan. 11 editorial in the Washington Post, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu didn’t mince words: “Turkey has been expected to endure the morally bankrupt cooperation between our strategic ally and the YPG/PYD. As the PKK is ever em ...

Iraq Against Forcible Deportation of Asylum Seekers from Finland
BAS News - 2017-01-13 00:51
BAGHDAD — Iraqi government has disagreed with deportation of Iraqi asylum seekers by Finnish government. Iraqi Deputy Minister of Displacement and Migration, Jasim al-Atiyyah, on Thursday met with Finish Ambassador to Iraq to discuss the situation of tho ...

Turkey hopes Trump will stop backing Syrian Kurdish YPG: minister
KurdPress - 2017-01-13 00:40
Turkey hopes the incoming U.S. administration under President-elect Donald Trump will "correct the mistake" of allying with the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in the fight against Islamic State, Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Thursday, Reuters reported. ...

Ayatollah Rafsanjani’s demise a great loss for Region, Kurds: Nechirvan Barzani
KurdPress - 2017-01-13 00:40
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said the late Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani's death is a great loss not only for Iranians, but also for nations of the region, including Iraqi Kurds. ...

Canada to send $9.5 million weapons to Kurds 'under control'
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-12 16:49
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani (L) with Canadian Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan. (Photo: AFP) ...

Oil minister says Iraq wants to see barrel of oil at $65 mark
NRT - 2017-01-12 13:13

Cavusoglu, Lavrov discuss Syria over phone Orient Net Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov exchanged views Tuesday on ..
Orient News - 2017-01-12 02:00

Kurdish politician: Turkey seeking to fight Kurds with Kurds
Rojikurd - 2017-01-12 00:01
Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish prominent politician Dr. Mahmoud Othman believes the Saturday visit of Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to Iraq’s Kurdistan Region and meeting the high-level official of the region is to fight Kurds with Kurds. Othm ...

Colombia seized record 378 tonnes of cocaine in 2016, murders down
Reuters - 2017-01-11 20:11
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's armed forces seized a record 378.3 tonnes of cocaine in 2016, nearly 50 percent more than the year before, while murder were down by 4 percent, Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said on Wednesday. ...

Kurdistan oil flow to Turkey exceeds agreements, Iraqi PM Abadi says
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
BAGHDAD,— The export of crude oil by Kurdistan to Turkey’s Ceyhan port exceeds the amount that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Baghdad agreed upon, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Tuesday. “The region is exporting more than its sh ...

Kurdish forces will not withdraw from Iraq’s liberated areas, ministry says
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish forces will not withdraw from areas taken from Islamic State (IS) militants before the Mosul operation, the Peshmerga Ministry spokesman said in response to remarks made by former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri a ...

Turkey paying price for U.S. alliance with Syrian Kurds: defense minister
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
ANKARA,— Turkey and the region are paying the price for the United States choosing the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia as a partner in the fight against Islamic State, Turkish Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday. Speaking to broadcaster Haberturk, Isik ...

Turkish PM Binali Yildirim arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan capital
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil ahead of his scheduled meetings on Monday with top Kurdish officials, where he is expected to address a wide range of bilateral ...

Kurdish politician: Turkey seeking to fight Kurds with Kurds
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish prominent politician Dr. Mahmoud Othman believes the Saturday visit of Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to Iraq’s Kurdistan Region and meeting the high-level official of the region is to fight Kurds with ...

Exxon, under Rex Tillerson, won Kurdistan oil fields and nearly lost Iraq
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
WASHINGTON,— When Ashti Hawrami, the oil minister from Iraq’s largely autonomous Kurdistan region, unfurled a map of untapped oil fields for a team of ExxonMobil officials in the spring of 2011, they saw possibility and profit. The minister pointed to the ...

Iraq exported 3.51 million barrels of oil per day from Basra in December
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
BAGHDAD,— Oil exports from Iraq’s southern Basra ports reached a record high of 3.51 million barrels per day (bpd) in December, the oil ministry said on Monday. Iraq’s Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi said the unprecedentedly high exports from the south w ...

Iraq’s Abadi says improved ties with Turkey depends on troops withdrawal
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stressed on Tuesday that neighboring Turkey should pull its forces out of Iraq, otherwise Ankara-Baghdad relations will not see an improvement. Abadi said in his weekly remarks to reporters in Baghdad: “I tol ...

Turkey says to discuss troops withdrawal with Iraq after Mosul operation: minister
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
ANKARA,— Turkish troops’ withdrawal from a base near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul will be discussed with Baghdad after the area is completely rid of Islamic State (IS) group, Turkey’s defense minister said Wednesday. “The main aim of the Bashiqa camp ...

President Barzani Welcomes Turkish Prime Minister in Erbil
Presidency of Kurdistan - 2017-01-11 16:32

Migrant crisis: significant drop in German asylum seekers
Waar Media - 2017-01-11 14:00
Waar, Duhok: Number of asylum seekers in Germany has significantly dropped last year, German government said. In 2016, only 280,000 asylum seekers arrived in the county, a drop of more than 600,000 on the previous year. The German Interior minister attrib ...

Turkey's allies arming Kurdish militia, no room for it at Syria talks - deputy PM
Daily Mail - 2017-01-11 12:55
ANKARA, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Turkey's allies are still providing weapons to the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak said on Wednesda... ...

Will Turkey, Iraq open new chapter in ties? / Semih Idiz
KurdPress - 2017-01-11 11:02
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s visit to Iraq last week set a new tone in the ties between the two countries, which have been highly tense in recent months. Following his talks with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad, Yildirim met with Iraqi Kurd ...

Turkey invites Iraqi top commander to Ankara
KurdPress - 2017-01-11 08:04
Turkey has invited Iraq’s Chief of General Staff Osman al-Ghanimi to Ankara for talks on both anti-terror fight and the status of the Bashiqa camp after Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s key visit to Baghdad over the weekend. ...

Abadi: Improved relations with Turkey depends on withdrawal from Bashiqa
Rûdaw - 2017-01-11 05:58
“I told the prime minister of Turkey that our relations will not be patched up if you do not withdraw your forces from Iraq. ...

US supports Turkey’s campaign against PKK
ARA News - 2017-01-11 02:57
ARA News Amsterdam – The United States backs talks between Turkey and Iraq, and also supports Turkish actions against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), US State Department said. The Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim visited Erbil and Baghdad earlier ...

Obama says Israeli settlements making two-state solution impossible
Reuters - 2017-01-10 21:50
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama, in an interview aired on Israeli television on Tuesday, said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu policy backing settlements in occupied territory is making a future Palestinian state impossible. ...

Russian, Turkish foreign ministers stress need to maintain Syrian ceasefire
Reuters - 2017-01-10 20:15
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu agreed on Tuesday on the need to observe a ceasefire in Syria while continuing to fight "terrorist groups", Russia's foreign ministry said. ...

Turkish FM condoles death of Ayatollah Rafsanjani
KurdPress - 2017-01-10 18:04
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in a message on Sunday on his Twitter page extended his condolences on the demise of late Chairman of the State Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. ...

Iraq says Turkey relations cannot improve without troop withdrawal: TV
Reuters - 2017-01-10 16:40
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday relations with northern neighbour Turkey could "not move forward one step" without a withdrawal of Turkish forces from a camp in northern Iraq, state television reported. ...

Italy arrests two for hacking into emails of ECB's Draghi, former Italy PM Renzi
Reuters - 2017-01-10 14:47
ROME (Reuters) - Italian police arrested two siblings on Tuesday for hacking into the emails of European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and thousands of other accounts. ...

A joint operation caused a senior mercenary killing
ANHA - 2017-01-10 12:47
NEWS DESK- The so-called Minister of Economy of ISIS was killed during a special operation in Deir ez-Zur north east of Syria. According to what Democratic Syrian Forces sources have said, SDF, Commandos teams, and Battalion 404 for Difficult Missions car ...

US disagrees with Iraq’s ex-PM Maliki on Israel ‘being a terrorist threat’
ARA News - 2017-01-10 02:23
ARA News Erbil – The US government said that the United States doesn’t agree with the statements of Iraq’s ex-PM Nouri al-Maliki calling Israel ‘a terrorist threat’ during his visit to Teheran last week. Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq’s ex Prime Minister and curre ...

Prime Minister Barzani and Canada’s Defence Minister discuss bilateral relations
Kurdistan Regional Government - 2017-01-09 18:11

Northern Ireland's McGuinness to resign over political crisis
Reuters - 2017-01-09 16:38
BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister McGuinness will resign from his post in protest against his power-sharing government partners' handling of a controversial energy scheme, McGuinness said on Monday. ...

Turkey Hopes US to Halt Support for Syrian Kurds – Foreign Minister
Sputnik - 2017-01-09 13:59

Turkey believes Trump will not repeat mistakes of last administration: Cavusoglu
Reuters - 2017-01-09 11:07
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday he believes that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will not make the same mistakes as the outgoing administration in relations with Turkey. ...

KRSC Confirms Killing of IS Health Minister in Hawija
Gulan Media - 2017-01-09 10:06

Turkey seeking to fight Kurds with Kurds: Mahmoud Osman
KurdPress - 2017-01-09 07:06
Kurdish prominent politician Mahmoud Osman believes the Saturday visit of Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to Kurdistan Region and meeting the high-level official of the region is to fight Kurds with Kurds. ...

Iran welcomes Turkey-Iraq rapprochement
KurdPress - 2017-01-09 07:06
Iran has welcomed a recent rapprochement between Turkey and Iraq, which reached a new level after Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim visited the Iraqi capital on Jan. 6. ...

Jerusalem lorry attacker 'was IS supporter'
BBC - 2017-01-09 03:38
Israel's prime minister says the man who killed four soldiers in Jerusalem probably supported IS. ...

Kurdistan CT, coalition forces kill IS health minister in Hawija
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-09 00:57
The so-called health minister of the Islamic State (IS) Islam Taha Mohammed al-Obeidi known as Dr. Muawiya. (Photo: Kurdistan CT) ...

VIDEO: Turkey PM, Kurdistan President visit Peshmerga front line
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-09 00:57
Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and the Kurdistan Region's President Masoud Barzani met with Peshmerga Generals based at Mount Zartik, some 30 kilometers (18 miles) east of Mosul. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Turkey PM urges unity among Iraqi Turkmens
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-09 00:57
Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim met with prominent Iraqi Turkmen leaders and politicians in Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 07, 2016. (Photo: Turkey Prime Ministry) ...

Netanyahu: 'We will overcome terror attacks'
BBC - 2017-01-09 00:25
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the man who drove a lorry into a group of soldiers in Jerusalem was a suspected supporter of so-called Islamic State. ...

Kurdish President hosts Turkey’s PM, discuss PKK withdrawal from Sinjar
ARA News - 2017-01-08 20:22
ARA News Erbil – Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on Sunday met Kurdish President Masoud Barzani in Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, to discuss recent developments in the region. The withdrawal of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and affiliated ...

Immigration Minister suggests changes to citizenship test
SBS Radio - Podcast - 2017-01-08 17:45

France thwarts 24,000 cyber attacks
Waar Media - 2017-01-08 14:27
Waar, Duhok: French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said his country was subject of 24,000 cyber-attacks last year. Le Drian said such attacks were increasing and this year’s presidential election could be targeted. According to the defense minister, ...

Netanyahu tried to negotiate a good press in return for benefits-media
Reuters - 2017-01-08 13:36
(Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, under police investigation for suspected corruption, was caught on tape negotiating mutual benefits with an arch-foe, the owner of one of Israel's largest-selling newspapers, Israeli media reported on Sunday. ...

France thwarts 24,000 cyber-attacks against defence targets
BBC - 2017-01-08 13:20
The French defence minister says that cyber-attacks against the country are doubling every year. ...

Turkish Prime Minister meets Massoud Barzani
KurdPress - 2017-01-08 12:24
Turkish Premier Binali Yildirim arrived in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region, late last night, January 7 and met the region’s President Massoud Barzani, BasNews reported. ...

Turkey backtracks on Bashiqa
ANF/English - 2017-01-08 09:48
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım announced that they came to an agreement on the withdrawal of Turkish troops from Bashiqa. ...

Turkish PM arrives in Erbil
KurdPress - 2017-01-08 09:01
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim arrived in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region, late on Saturday, January 7, and was welcomed upon his arrival by his Kurdish counterpart Nechirvan Barzani. ...

Iraq and Turkey agree on withdrawal of Turkish troops from Bashiqa: Abadi
KurdPress - 2017-01-08 09:01
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stated that his country and neighboring Turkey have reach deal over the withdrawal of the latter’s forces from Bashiqa camp in northern Iraq, an issue the fanned tensions between the two states. ...

Turkish Prime Minister arrived in Erbil
NRT - 2017-01-08 08:57

Ivory Coast defence minister freed by mutinous soldiers
BBC - 2017-01-08 05:08
Mutinous soldiers in Ivory Coast free defence minister as president announces deal to end crisis. ...

Turkish Prime Minister visits Iraq to discuss regional issues Orient Net - Agencies Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim met Saturday with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the ..
Orient News - 2017-01-08 02:03

French military to boost defenses against cyber attacks: minister
Reuters - 2017-01-08 01:22
PARIS (Reuters) - France is no less vulnerable than the United States to cyber attacks from foreign countries and the French military will boost its resources to defend against them, the French defense minister said on Sunday. ...

Iraq says deal reached over withdrawal of Turkish forces from Bashiqa
Reuters - 2017-01-07 14:22
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday an agreement had been reached with Turkey over an Iraqi demand that Turkish forces withdraw from a town near Mosul in the north of the country, Iraqi state TV reported. ...

Turkish Prime Minister arrives in Baghdad
KurdPress - 2017-01-07 12:41
Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim arrived in Baghdad on Saturday for talks with top Iraqi officials scheduled to primarily focus on Turkish military presence in Iraq. ...

PHOTOS: Turkish Prime Minister arrives in Baghdad
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-07 11:52
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (R) and his Turkish counterpart Binali Yildirim meet in Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 7, 2017. (Photo: Archive) ...

Turkish Prime Minister in Baghdad for official talks
ANF/English - 2017-01-07 11:34
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım arrived in Baghdad and was welcomed by the Iraqi Minister of Water Resources Saturday morning. ...

Turkish Prime Minister arrives in Baghdad
NRT - 2017-01-07 10:35

Turkish PM to visit Iraq today
KurdPress - 2017-01-07 09:24
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim is planned to make an official visit to Iraq today, January 7, to met officials in Baghdad. ...

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