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Referendum Committee Approves Formation of Delegation to Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-08-07 17:19
ERBIL— The Kurdistan Region's High Committee of Referendum approved on Monday the creation of a negotiating delegation to Baghdad. In its third meeting in Erbil, chaired by Kurdistan Region's President Masoud Barzani, the committee also decided on the ag ...

KRHCR to Assign Negotiating Delegations Next Week

BAS News - 2017-07-22 16:01
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region High Committee for Referendum (KRHCR) will meet next week to set up delegations over the independence referendum for talks with the Arab and foreign countries. Sadq Jabari, a member of the KRHCR, told BasNews on Saturday that the ...

Referendum is a negotiating tactic: Nazim Dabbagh

KurdPress - 2017-07-16 08:56
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Representative to Tehran stated that the region’s planned independence referendum is really a negotiating tactic to pressure Baghdad into meeting promises on energy and power-sharing. ...

Negotiating an Amicable Split

The Kurdish Project - 2017-07-15 03:06
KRG Department of Foreign Relations head Falah Mustafa Bakir is calling for an amicable split between Iraq and Kurdistan. Here's why. The post Negotiating an Amicable Split appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

IS Leader Al-Baghdadi No Longer Has a Leading Role

BAS News - 2017-06-12 20:04
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) has limited the role of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and sent a 12-member leadership council to the Syrian territories under the name of “negotiating committee” to practically lead the extremist organization, informed Sy ...

PYD and IS Negotiating Withdrawal of Militants from Raqqa: Report

BAS News - 2017-06-11 13:46
ERBIL — Negotiations are under way between the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and an Islamic State (IS) delegation consisting of tribal leaders from Raqqa about handing over the city to PYD in return for providing the militants with a safe exit, ac ...

Turkey, Russia clinch agreement on S-400 air defense system deliveries

Waar Media - 2017-04-28 18:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey and Russia have reached an agreement in principle on the delivery of Russian-made S-400 long-range surface-to-air missile systems to the Turkish side and are negotiating the price and joint production issues, Turkey’s Foreign Minister ...

Islamic State Looking to Ally with al-Qaeda: Iraqi VP

BAS News - 2017-04-18 00:12
ISTANBUL — The Islamic State (IS) group is in the process of negotiating an alliance with al-Qaeda, Iraqi Vice President, Ayad Allawi, told Reuters. "The discussion has started now," Allawi said. "There are discussions and dialogue between messengers rep ...

Referendum To Become a Reality For Demarking Kurdistan Borders: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-09 17:40
Kurdish officials seek foreign diplomats' support for independence referendum ERBIL — After the results of the due referendum for independence of the Kurdistan Region are announced, the first step will be negotiating with Baghdad authorities over demarca ...

Syrian government says agenda agreed for next round

Reuters - 2017-03-04 13:53
GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria's chief negotiator said on Saturday that the "only thing" achieved at 10-day talks in Geneva was an agreed agenda and that the government wanted a unified opposition delegation as its negotiating partner. ...

Russia, Turkey Negotiating Deal on S-400 Missile Systems Purchase

Waar Media - 2017-02-20 16:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia and Turkey are currently negotiating a deal concerning purchases of S-400 Triumf missile systems, Rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov said Monday. “Turkey is interested in S-400 systems. Talks are underway. The key issue is financing,” he told ...

PYD says not invited to peace talks

KurdPress - 2017-01-10 21:54
The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and its political arm the PYD will not be invited to planned peace talks in Kazakhstan, a PYD official said on Tuesday, an outcome that would leave a key player in the conflict off the negotiating table, Reuters reported. ...

Syrian Kurdish groups say not invited to peace talks

Reuters - 2017-01-10 15:06
PARIS (Reuters) - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and its political arm the PYD will not be invited to planned peace talks in Kazakhstan, a PYD official said on Tuesday, an outcome that would leave a key player in the conflict off the negotiating table. ...

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. ...

Syrian gov’t, opposition in talks, Russia says

Waar Media - 2016-12-28 01:17
Waar, Duhok: The Syrian government is negotiating with the opposition ahead of possible peace talks, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted on Tuesday as saying. The top Russian official did not say where the consultations were taking place or ...

Finland wants EU deals with Iraq and others on migrants

E-Kurd - 2016-12-24 12:50
BRUSSELS,— Finland said on Wednesday it would push the European Union to step up efforts to curb illegal migration by negotiating agreements with Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia. European leaders are due at a summit on Thursday to discuss results from their ...

EU, Shanghai and beyond… / Yusuf Kanli

KurdPress - 2016-11-26 00:57
Is there significance in asking “If Turkey has lost its hope of becoming a member of the European Union, why should it compromise so much on Cyprus?” Put aside the awkward question of “Is Turkey a negotiating party in the Cyprus talks?”A settlement on Cy ...

EU, Shanghai and beyond… / Yusuf Kanli

KurdPress - 2016-11-23 14:36
Is there significance in asking “If Turkey has lost its hope of becoming a member of the European Union, why should it compromise so much on Cyprus?” Put aside the awkward question of “Is Turkey a negotiating party in the Cyprus talks?”A settlement on Cy ...

It’s a mistake to demonise Russia | Letters

The Guardian - 2016-11-05 03:44
I can’t understand your antagonism towards Russia (If the west is weak, Putin’s Russia is a much greater threat, 3 November). The west needs Russia to stabilise the Middle East, bring together conflicting sides to the negotiating table and forge an inclus ...

Hasakah governor urges YPG to negotiate

Waar Media - 2016-08-22 02:14
Waar, Duhok: Hasakah governor, backed by Bashar al-Assad, has called on the YPG for negotiations on the current fighting in the city. “We urge the YPG to come to the negotiating table to return calmness to Hasaka,” Muhammad Zaal Aleel said. The YPG has no ...

SDF and IS Negotiating Evacuation of Civilians from Manbij: Monitor

BasNews - 2016-07-24 16:01
In return for opening a safe exit route for civilians, wounded IS militants will be allowed to be moved out MANBIJ — The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Islamic State (IS) are now negotiating on the evacuation of civilians from Manbij in ret ...

Yekgirtu planning to bring parties to the negotiating table

Waarmedia - 2016-07-11 15:26
Waar, Duhok: the Kurdistan Islamic Union (Yekgirtu) has unveiled a project aimed at resuming negotiating among Kurdish parties. According to Yekgirtu official Muhammad Ahmed, the party is working on laying an appropriate foundation for bringing Kurdish pa ...

Yekgirtu says KDP, Gorran should return to the negotiating table

Waarmedia - 2016-06-18 22:06
Waar, Duhok: Kurdistan Islamic Union (Yekgirtu) secretary-general has called on the Gorran Movement and Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) to stop attacking each other through media, saying that it was serving none. In a statement, Salahaadin Bahaadin urged ...

US Brings Turkey and PKK Back at Negotiating Table

BasNews - 2016-06-14 14:21
PKK guerrillas must retreat from the Kurdish cities in southeastern Turkey ROJAVA — An informed source from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) revealed on Monday, June 13th, that an agreement was reached between Turkey and Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) ...

Ankara rules out negotiation with PKK

Kurd Press - 2016-04-20 00:34
The Turkish government has dismissed any prospect of returning to the “negotiating” table with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). ...

Barzani to Mediate Between Turkey and PKK

BasNews - 2016-04-19 13:56
Influential Kurdish politicians should play their role to bring the sides back to the negotiating table, a HDP MP says ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani will be leading a fresh initiative to resume the Peace Process in Turkey and put an e ...

Executions in Iran hit 20-year high, UN report says

Waarmedia - 2016-03-13 01:48
Iran executed nearly 1,000 people last year, according to a UN report released Thursday, the highest level in two decades. The executions took place as Tehran was negotiating with world powers on a nuclear inspection deal that would see Iran begin to reh ...

UN to announce new round of Syria talks: envoy

Waarmedia - 2016-02-25 20:12
Waar, Duhok: The United Nations will name a date on Friday for Syria’s warring parties to return to the negotiating table for a second round of talks, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday. De Mistura abruptly aborted a first round of talks ...

Turkey says will boycott Syria peace talks if PYD invited

Kurd Press - 2016-01-30 00:52
Turkey will boycott Syrian peace talks planned for this week if the Kurdish opposition Democratic Union Party (PYD) has been invited as part of the negotiating team, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. ...

Syrian opposition confirms participation in Geneva peace talks

Aranews - 2016-01-29 23:24
GENEVA – The main Syrian opposition group of the Higher Negotiating Committee (HNC) agreed on Friday to participate in the Geneva-based Syrian peace talks after receiving assurances from the United Nations on humanitarian issues. The HNC said in a stateme ...

Demirtaş: Only Negotiation Can Remove PKK Blockades

BasNews - 2015-12-10 18:33
HDP leader urges Turkish government and PKK to return to negotiating table ANKARA – The co-chair of the People's Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş has discussed the ongoing clashes between the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Turkish gover ...

Leader thanks Iranian nuclear negotiating team

Kurd Press - 2015-07-15 08:38
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has expressed gratitude to the Iranian nuclear negotiating team for its efforts in nuclear talks with the P5+1 group of countries. ...

Assad refuses negotiation with U.S.

Aranews - 2015-03-18 14:17
ARA News Damascus, Syria –Syrian President Bashar al-Assad rejected Monday the recent statements of the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry about the possibility of negotiating with him to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis, which has entered ...

Turkish PM Davutoglu: Assad is like Hitler

Peyamner - 2015-03-17 17:22
PNA - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday negotiating with President Bashar al-Assad would be like shaking hands with Adolf Hitler, highlighting Turkey's differences with Washington over dealing with the Syrian leader. ...

KRG hopes to announce new oil block deals with majors next month

Peyamner - 2013-01-31 07:56
PNA - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is negotiating with two or three major international companies to operate oilfields and expects to announce the outcome in about a month, said officials, in a move likely to further heighten tensions with Bag ...

Kurdistan region in talks with majors on blocks-Hawrami

Peyamner - 2013-01-29 17:24
PNA-Iraqi Kurdistan is negotiating with two or three major international companies to operate oil blocks and expects to announce the results in about a month, Natural Resources Minister Ashti Hawrami said on Tuesday. ...

Kurdish lawmakers visit Ocalan at his island prison

Kurdsat - 2013-01-04 10:12
 Two Kurdish lawmakers made a rare visit to Abdullah Ocalan at his island prison on Thursday, signaling that Turkey is negotiating with the influential militant leader over ending a conflict that has killed tens of thousands over three dec ...
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