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UN, WHO, Iraqi Gov. Design Health Strategy

BAS News - 2017-07-25 16:45
BAGHDAD — Under the Patronage of the Minister of Health and Environment, Adeelah Hamoud Hussien, Public Health Directorate (PHD) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the United Nation ...

Iraq and Iran Boosting Military Cooperation

BAS News - 2017-07-24 12:12
ERBIL — Iraq and its neighbouring Islamic Republic of Iran signed an agreement on Sunday to step up the military cooperation in the fight against terrorism, Iranian media reported. According to IRNA News Agency, Iraqi Defence Minister Erfan al-Hiyali and ...

IS Minister of Agriculture Arrested in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-22 15:33
MOSUL — The minister of agriculture of the Islamic State (IS) was arrested on Saturday by the Iraqi security forces in west Mosul. Falah Rashid, IS minister of agriculture, was arrested on Saturday in the newly liberated western half of Mosul. An Iraqi m ...

Germany should pull itself together: Erdogan

KurdPress - 2017-07-22 11:11
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, July 21, condemned comments by Germany's economy minister warning companies off investing in Turkey and said the country should "pull itself together" as a dispute between the NATO allies escalates, Reuters repo ...

Türkischer Minister gibt Garantie für deutsche Investitionen

K-Medya - 2017-07-21 20:54
“Alle deutschen Investitionen in der Türkei sind zu 100 Prozent abgesichert durch die türkische Regierung, den Staat und das Gesetz”, sagte Wirtschaftsminister Nihat Zeybekci im Interview der Nachrichtenagentur Reuters. Berichte, die Türkei habe der deuts ...

Turkey Can Ally with Syria’s Kurds Someday / David Pollock

KurdPress - 2017-07-21 20:02
The July 5 headline in Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper, quoting Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus reads as follows: “Turkey Says It’s Not Declaring War On YPG [Yekîneyên Parastina Gel or People's Protection Units],” the main Syrian Kurdish militia just ac ...

Over 40,000 Civilians Killed in Mosul Battle: Ex-Iraqi Minister

BAS News - 2017-07-21 10:44
Hoshyar Zebari reveals some details of IS bribing Iraqi military forces ERBIL- During the nine months of the battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State (IS), more than 40,000 civilians were killed by the parties to the war, as stated by the former Ira ...

KRG Exporting Agricultural Products

BAS News - 2017-07-20 20:51
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region is now able to export surplus agricultural products as the industry is growing in the region. Kurdistan Region’s Minister of Agriculture, Abdulsattar Majid, told BasNews several different products are among those Kurdistan Region ...

Iran advised Kurdish leaders against referendum: FM

KurdPress - 2017-07-19 08:14
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said they have advised leaders in Kurdistan Region, including President Masoud Barzani, that they should not make the choice to hold a referendum in the region, Reuters reported. ...

Mosul Administration Urges Hashd al-Shaabi to Leave

BAS News - 2017-07-18 16:17
MOSUL — As the major Iraqi city of Mosul has already been declared fully liberated from Islamic State (IS), the local administration is urging Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to order the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi to withdraw from the city. Memb ...

Kurdistan Foreign Minister Discussing Independence in Washington

BAS News - 2017-07-18 13:31
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, Fallah Mustafa, is now in Washington DC, meeting with US officials to discuss the political and security developments in the region with the upcoming independence referendum on top o ...

Iran says Kurdish referendum 'wrong choice'

KurdPress - 2017-07-18 08:20
The independence referendum planned by the Kurdistan Regional Government is a wrong choice that would significantly undermine Iraqi and regional security, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, S ...

Remarks at Global Coalition Small Group Meeting – July 13 2017

The Global Coalition - 2017-07-17 23:31
Read remarks made by Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to defeat Daesh, Brett McGurk, and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Iraq Dr Naufel al Hassan at the Small Group Meeting of the Global Coalition, which took place in Was ...

Kirkuk Governor Urges Abadi to Launch Hawija Operation

BAS News - 2017-07-17 18:43
ERBIL— Kirkuk Governor Najmaddin Karim on Monday called on the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to launch the operation to liberate the town of Hawija, south of Kirkuk province. During a meeting with the directors of the governmental agencies in Kirk ...

UAE denies Qatar media hack that set off diplomatic crisis

Waar Media - 2017-07-17 17:04
WAAR-DUHOK: The United Arab Emirates’ foreign affairs minister, Anwar Gargash, on Monday dismissed as fabrication a Washington Post report saying his country orchestrated the alleged cyber attack. “The Washington Post story today that we actually hacked ...

KRG PM and British Envoy to Erbil Discuss Political, Trade Ties

BAS News - 2017-07-17 16:10
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Martin Ware, the British Consul in Erbil and his accompanying officials. The British diplomat thanked KRG’s institutions for the assistance and cooperation they have pr ...

KRG Calls for More US Support for Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-07-17 14:37
ERBIL — A joint Iraqi-Kurdish delegation is visiting Washington to meet with US officials to discuss a number of security issues. The delegation includes representatives of the Iraqi prime minister's office, military officials as well as representatives ...

Iran ready to reconstruct Mosul: Minister

KurdPress - 2017-07-17 09:31
Iran’s Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh said his country is ready to expand relations with Iraq, especially in reconstruction of the war-stricken northern city of Mosul. ...

PM Barzani and New Iranian Ambassador Discuss Bilateral Ties

BAS News - 2017-07-16 19:26
ERBIL— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and the new ambassador of Iran to Baghdad, Iraj Majedi, discussed bilateral relations. Masjedi, leading a delegation, visited Barzani’s office on Sunday and expressed his content ...

70 Mosul IDP Families Leave Khazr Camp for Home

BAS News - 2017-07-16 17:08
ERBIL— In a ceremony on Sunday some 70 families of Mosul IDPs left Khazer IDP Camp in Erbil and headed towards their homes in Mosul. Iraqi Minister of Immigrations and Displacement Darbaz Mohammed and representatives from Kurdistan government and the hum ...

Sport Minister arrives in Sanandaj

KurdPress - 2017-07-15 09:10
The Iranian Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, Masoud Soltani Far, and his accompanying delegation arrived early Saturday, July 15, in Sanandaj. ...

IS Education Minister Arrested in Daquq, Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-07-14 23:10
ERBIL — Security forces in Daquq town, located in southern Kirkuk province, arrested on Friday a woman who has been the education minister in the Islamic State (IS). “Daquq police managed to arrest a woman in an IDP camp in the town who has been the educ ...

Erdogan questions Justice Minister for releasing veteran Kurdish mayor

Kurdistan24 - 2017-07-14 20:40
Veteran Kurdish politician Ahmet Turk (r) welcomes the then Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Kurdish city of Diyarbakir ahead of ceremonies for a visit by the President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani, November 16, 2013. (Photo: D ...

Hadi Ameri: Conspiracy Against Hash Forces Underway

BAS News - 2017-07-14 10:21
ERBIL— The leader of the Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries on Thursday criticized the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi for not paying tribute to the role of Hashd al-Shaabi forces in liberating Mosul, noting there are plots against the Shi'ite paramilitar ...

Ministry of Education Producing Documentaries over Massacres of Kurds

BAS News - 2017-07-13 16:59
ERBIL— In order to better introduce to the students and the new generation the catastrophes and massacres that Kurds witnessed at the hands of the Iraqi Baath regime, Kurdistan Region Ministry of Education is producing six documentaries, the minister sai ...

Iranian FM leaves for New York

KurdPress - 2017-07-13 11:58
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Tehran for New York early Thursday morning, July 13, to partake in the United Nations' High-Level Political Forum 2017, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said. ...

Malala in Kurdistan celebrites her 20th birthday

Waar Media - 2017-07-12 13:37
WAAR-DUHOK: Malala Yousafzai, a Nobel Prize laureate and international women’s activist marked her 20th birthday among university students in the Kurdistan Region. She met with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani on T ...

Global Coalition statement on the Liberation of Mosul

The Global Coalition - 2017-07-11 20:26
The Coalition welcomes Prime Minister al-Abadi’s announcement of Iraq’s victory in Mosul and we congratulate the Iraqi Security Forces on their remarkable progress in defeating Daesh. ...

Malala Yousafzai to Assist Displaced Women and Girls in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-07-11 19:41
ERBIL— Pakistani activist for female education Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday paid a visit to Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and promised to offer assistance to the women and girls in the IDP and refugee camps. In the m ...

Flemish PM Says They Support Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-07-11 17:15
BRUSSELS — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, along with his accompanying delegation, met on Tuesday with Geert Bourgeois, the Minister-President of Flanders and Flemish Minister for Foreign Policy in Brussels for discussions over Kurdistan Regio ...

Belgian Deputy PM: Every nation has the right to organize its future

Waar Media - 2017-07-11 14:30
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region delegation, led by President Masoud Barzani, met with a Belgian delegation, consisting of Jan Jambon, Deputy Prime Minister, Steven Vandeput, Defense Minister and Theo Francken, Immigration Minister, in Brussels on Tuesday to ...

Kurdistan People Have the Right to Self-Determination: Belgian Deputy PM

BAS News - 2017-07-11 13:45
BRUSSELS — Kurdistan Region delegation, led by President Masoud Barzani, met with a Belgian delegation, consisting of Jan Jambon, Deputy Prime Minister, Steven Vandeput, Defense Minister and Theo Francken, Immigration Minister, in Brussels on Tuesday to ...

Russia will pursue further cooperation with U.S. on Syria: FM

KurdPress - 2017-07-11 09:49
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday, July 10, that his country will build on the success of a local ceasefire in south-west Syria and seek further opportunities to cooperate with the United States in resolving the Syrian conflict, Reuter ...

Haider al-Abadi announces victory over IS in Mosul

KurdPress - 2017-07-11 09:49
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared on Monday evening the success of the operation to liberate the northern city of Mosul nearly nine months after the onset of the major operation to liberate the city from the control of the Islamic State (IS). ...

Iraqi Security Forces Liberate Mosul – Coalition statement

The Global Coalition - 2017-07-11 00:49
The Coalition welcomes Prime Minister al-Abadi's announcement of Iraq's victory in Mosul and we congratulate the Iraqi Security Forces on their remarkable progress against ISIS while making extraordinary efforts to safeguard civilian lives. ...

Israel and India: From a Chill to an Embrace?

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-07-10 23:49
Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India concluded a three-day visit to Israel. His visit was genuinely historic as he was the first Indian prime minister to ever undertake such a trip. Indeed, the visit may well signify an entirely new phase in ...

Iraqi PM Announces Victory over IS in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-10 19:55
ERBIL— Nearly nine months since the onset of the major operation to liberate Mosul on Monday evening Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared the success of the operation. From the base of the Counter-Terrorism forces in eastern Mosul, Abadi, in mil ...

Barzani Congratulates Iraqi PM on Victory over IS in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-10 14:59
The two leaders talked on the phone on Monday ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani congratulated the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on the occasion of the liberation of the city of Mosul. In a phone call on Monday, Barzani congratulate ...

Iranian ambassador, Syrian minister discuss ties

KurdPress - 2017-07-10 09:34
Iranian Ambassador to Syria Javad Torkabadi discussed with Syrian Minister of Finance Mamo'un Hamdan financial and economic cooperation between the two states. ...

Interior Minister Assures Failis over Their Security in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-07-09 19:28
ERBIL— Following threatening remarks against the Kurdish Faili minority in Baghdad, Iraqi Interior Minister Qasem al-A'araji assured Failis they will be protected without any discrimination. A'araji received a delegation of Faili representatives in his o ...
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