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Russian police detain opposition leader, dozens of protesters
Reuters - 2017-03-26 15:18
MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG (Reuters) - Police detained dozens of protesters across Russia on Sunday, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister D ...

KRG PM: Kurdistan Region to Hold Referendum This Year
Waar Media - 2017-03-26 12:04
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani says the Kurdistan Region will hold a referendum on independence this year. When asked by Trudy Rubin from the American Philly website about the referendum on Kurdistan ...

Communal strife in home state kills of India's Modi kills one, 14 hurt
Reuters - 2017-03-26 09:16
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - One person was killed and about 14 injured when violence erupted following a scuffle between Muslim and Hindu school students in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat, a senior administrative official said on Su ...

US Calls on Iraq's Abadi to Disband Hashd Al-Shaabi: MP
BAS News - 2017-03-25 15:02
Hashd al-Shaabi will become dissolved, Arafat Karam says ERBIL — When visiting Washington, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has been asked by the US administration to disband the Shi'ite militia Hashd al-Shaabi, said a Kurdish member of the Iraqi par ...

PM Barzani: There Will Be a Referendum on Independence This Year
BAS News - 2017-03-25 11:07
"If the Americans want a united Iraq, in practical terms it doesn't exist anymore," Nechirvan Barzani says ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani says the Kurdistan Region will hold a referendum on independence t ...

Turkish PM blames CHP for Dersim massacre
KurdPress - 2017-03-25 03:19
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has stated that Alevis, Sunnis, Kurds and Turks are brothers in Turkey, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

Kurdish leaders welcome U.S. military base in Kurdistan Region: PM
KurdPress - 2017-03-25 03:19
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani stated that Iraqi Kurdish leaders welcome the establishment of a U.S. military base in the region. ...

Maliki Suspected of Iraqi Journalist Assassination
BAS News - 2017-03-23 22:33
BAGHDAD — Shi’ite politician and former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is suspected to be behind the assassination of a female journalist who was found dead in her apartment last week. Ruham Imad Sulaiman, known as Ruham Abid, was an Iraqi Sunni jo ...

KRG PM condemns London terror attack
Waar Media - 2017-03-23 15:51
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister condemned the terrorist attack which took place in London on Wednesday. “I strongly condemn the terror attack which took place near the British parliament at the heart of London,” reads a sta ...

PM Barzani Decries London Terror Attack
BAS News - 2017-03-23 12:18
People of Kurdistan understand pain of terrorism, Nechirvan Barzani says ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister condemned the terrorist attack which took place in London on Wednesday. “I strongly condemn the terror attack which took p ...

Polish PM draws link between London attack and EU migrant policy
Reuters - 2017-03-23 10:01
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's prime minister drew a link on Thursday between an attack in London targeting the British parliament and the European Union's migrant policy, saying the assault vindicated Warsaw's refusal to take in refugees. ...

Deputy Prime Minister Talabani meets Canadian Minister of International Development
Kurdistan Regional Government - 2017-03-23 08:32

Iraqi PM Abadi to meet U.S. president Trump on Monday
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
WASHINGTON,— U.S. President Trump will host Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House on Monday. As he left Iraq for the United States Sunday, Abadi said Iraqi forces were close to ridding the country of ISIS and that he would talk to the U ...

Iraq’s Abadi meets with U.S. president Trump at White House
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
WASHINGTON,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he won assurances of greater U.S. support in fighting Islamic State militants in talks on Monday with President Donald Trump and top advisers, but cautioned that military might alone would not be suf ...

Japanese principal to testify in parliament as school scandal swirls
Reuters - 2017-03-22 23:20
TOKYO (Reuters) - The head of a Japanese nationalist school at the heart of a swirling political scandal gives sworn testimony in parliament on Thursday, the latest twist in a crisis that is chipping away at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's popularity. ...

Lessons learned, Belgian PM still on guard a year after attack
Reuters - 2017-03-21 21:55
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium has learned lessons about keeping violent Islamists in check but cannot rule out more attacks, its prime minister said on Tuesday, a year after Islamic State suicide bombers killed 32 people in Brussels. ...

KRG Envoy Attends Abadi, Trump Meeting
BAS News - 2017-03-21 20:24
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s envoy attended a meeting between the US President Donald Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Washington. According to a press release by Abadi’s office, the discussions were focused on continued cooperation in the ...

Belgian migration minister criticizes aid groups for rescuing migrants
Reuters - 2017-03-21 19:51
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium's migration minister on Tuesday attacked aid groups for saving drowning migrants in the Mediterranean, saying they were only causing more death by doing so, earning himself a rebuke from his own prime minister. ...

Iraqi Prime Minister hails cooperation with KRG
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-21 18:34

Canadian PM congratulates Kurds on Nawroz
Waar Media - 2017-03-21 11:25
WAAR-DUHOK: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday issued an official statement wishing a happy New Year (Nawroz) to all those who celebrate. “Today, we join Persian, Central Asian, Kurdish, and Ismaili Canadians to celebrate the festival of [N ...

Iraqi PM felicitates Newruz to Massoud Barzani
KurdPress - 2017-03-21 06:26
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi felicitated Kurdistan Region president Massoud Barzani on the advent of Newruz. ...

Trump and Abadi Meet in Washington
BAS News - 2017-03-21 01:09
LEEDS — The President of the United States Donald Trump met with the Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi on Monday, two days ahead of a ministerial which will discuss the ongoing global military campaign against the so-called Islamic State (IS) group ...

Abadi Congratulates Barzani on Nawroz
BAS News - 2017-03-20 21:04
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has congratulated Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and the people of Kurdistan Region who celebrate the Kurdish New Year known as Nawroz. In an official letter, Abadi wished the Kurdish New Year bring ...

US Presses PM Abadi to Disestablish Hashd Al-Shaabi: Peshmerga Commander
BAS News - 2017-03-20 20:06
The US considers Hashd al-Shaabi a sectarian militia ERBIL — The US has pressured the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to disestablish the Shi'ite militia known as Hashd al-Shaabi, said a Peshmerga commander on Monday. Jamal Murtka, the Commander of ...

Kurdistan president receives Nawroz’ congratulation letter from Iraqi PM
Waar Media - 2017-03-20 14:31
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani received a letter from Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on the occasion of the commencement of the Nawroz holiday, wishing the holiday brings joy, happiness, stability, and good health. The prime ministe ...

Thai opposition 'red shirt' says plot to kill PM a setup
Reuters - 2017-03-20 12:25
BANGKOK (Reuters) - An exiled "red shirt" opponent of Thailand's junta accused police of trying to set him up after they said they had found a cache of weapons and uncovered a plot to kill the prime minister. ...

Pakistan PM orders border re-opening amid tense Afghanistan ties
Reuters - 2017-03-20 10:42
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday ordered the re-opening of the two main border crossings to Afghanistan, after their closure last month following a series of attacks that Islamabad blamed on militants operating from acr ...

Crushing Islamic State Just Won’t End Sunni Insurgency in Iraq
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
Manish Rai | Ekurd.net The Iraqi military and its allies have nearly defeated Islamic State in its final and largest Iraqi stronghold of Mosul. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in his recent visit to Mosul said the defeat of Islamic State militants in Mosu ...

Kurdistan’s Barzani calls on PKK to leave Iraq’s Sinjar
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister and deputy leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP, Nechirvan Barzani, said the KRG will not accept the self-assertion of any party to remain in Sinjar by forc ...

Iraqi forces battle to retake Mosul’s Grand Mosque from Islamic State
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
MOSUL,— Government forces set their sights on reaching the Grand Mosque in Mosul’s Old City on Wednesday and the prime minister said the battle to drive Islamic State from its last urban stronghold in Iraq was reaching its final stages. Losing the city w ...

Iraq won’t accept PKK to use Iraqi soil to attack Turkey: Abadi
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he will not permit an attack by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) against Turkey to be launched from Iraqi territory, speaking in a phone conversation with Turkish PM Binali Yildirim on Tuesday. “The I ...

Not enough evidence to probe former British PM Blair over Iraq: MPs
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
LONDON,— Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair won’t face an investigation into whether he misled Parliament before the 2003 Iraq invasion unless new evidence emerges, a committee of lawmakers said Thursday. A seven-year official inquiry into the war ...

Syrian Kurdish safe zones could thwart Iranian threat to Israel: experts
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
JERUSALEM,— In an exclusive interview with JerusalemOnline, Middle East experts David Keleti and Jerry Gordon stated that in last month’s meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump, the two discussed ways of m ...

Abadi Left for Washington
BAS News - 2017-03-19 20:43
He will be meeting with President Trump ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday headed to Washington to meet with US President Donald Trump and other officials, The premier’s office said. Abadi will also meet with Vice President Mike Pence ...

Thai police say they have found plot to kill prime minister
Reuters - 2017-03-19 15:54
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police said on Sunday they had uncovered a plot to assassinate the country's prime minister after seizing a weapons cache belonging to a fugitive anti-junta activist. ...

Russia-backed Crimea chief says Putin should be president for life
Reuters - 2017-03-18 21:04
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian-backed prime minister of Crimea said on Saturday that Vladimir Putin should be made president of Russia for life and that the Soviet Union would never have collapsed had Putin been in charge. ...

The Moroccan King Dismisses an Islamist Prime Minister
Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-03-18 06:17
On Wednesday, March 15, the King of Morocco, Mohamed VI, dismissed Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane of the leading legal Islamist party, the Justice and Development Party (PJD) from his post. The dismissal comes after five months of stalled talks on th ...

Merkel says Dutch election result sends pro-Europe signal
Rojikurd - 2017-03-17 00:05
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed the election victory in the Netherlands for center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte. “I was very happy that a high turnout led to a very pro-European result, a clear signal,” Merkel told a conference on demograp ...

Abadi Wants Fewer US Soldiers in Iraq after IS Defeated
BAS News - 2017-03-16 21:17
ISTANBUL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider a-Abadi wants a reduction in the number of US military personnel in Iraq following the defeat of the Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul. "As we are crushing Daesh, it is clear that there is a need to reduce the n ...

Dutch PM hails ‘rejection of populism’
Waar Media - 2017-03-16 13:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Dutch people rejected “the wrong kind of populism”, Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said, as he celebrated victory in Wednesday’s election. “The Netherlands said ‘Whoa!'” he declared after his centre-right VVD party’s lead positioned him for a ...

Iraqi PM and Kurdistan Region representative to meet Donald Trump
KurdPress - 2017-03-16 07:17
The US President Donald Trump will meet with an Iraqi delegation consisting of Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and Kurdistan Region representative next week. ...

PM Abadi and Kurdistan Region Representative to Meet US President
BAS News - 2017-03-15 15:49
Kurdistan Region will be represented at the global coalition's meeting in Washington ERBIL — The US President Donald Trump will meet with the Iraqi delegation consisting of Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and Kurdistan Region representative next week. A s ...

We will not clash with PKK: Nechirvan Barzani
KurdPress - 2017-03-15 10:54
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister stated that the region is not seeking to clash with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to expel the forces from Shingal, northern Iraq. ...

Abadi says he won’t permit PKK attack on Turkey from Iraq
KurdPress - 2017-03-15 10:54
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he will not permit an attack by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) against Turkey to be launched from Iraqi territory, NRT reported. ...

Heavy fighting as Iraqi forces set sights on Mosul's Grand Mosque
Reuters - 2017-03-15 10:33
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Government forces set their sights on reaching the Grand Mosque in Mosul's Old City on Wednesday and the prime minister said the battle to drive Islamic State from its last urban stronghold in Iraq was reaching its final stages. ...

Malaysia says found out murdered Kim Jong Nam's identity from son's DNA
Reuters - 2017-03-15 10:02
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia found out the identity of Kim Jong Nam's body based on DNA sample taken from his son, the deputy prime minister said on Wednesday. ...

Mosul battle reaching final stages: Abadi
Reuters - 2017-03-15 08:36
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the government offensive to recapture the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants was in its final stages. ...

Iraqi, Turkish PMs Discuss PKK in Sinjar
BAS News - 2017-03-15 00:03
LEEDS — Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has reaffirmed that his country will continue fighting “terrorist groups” in Syria and Iraq, including the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Democratic Union Party (PYD). During a phone conversation wit ...

Self-assertion by any force unacceptable in Shingal: Nechirvan Barzani
KurdPress - 2017-03-14 10:58
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said the KRG will not accept the self-assertion of any party to remain in Shingal by force, NRT reported. ...

Kurdistan independence may take 10 years: Qubad Talabani
KurdPress - 2017-03-14 08:21
The deputy Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Qubad Talabani, stated that the process for declaring the region’s independence has started but it may take 10 years for the region to become an independent state. ...

Iranian, Russian officials consider meeting schedule of Putin, Rouhani
KurdPress - 2017-03-14 08:21
Iran Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi and First Deputy Prime Minister of Russian Federation Igor Shuvalov considered visiting schedule of Presidents Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani on Monday for upcoming summit. ...

Online dissidents expose the Russian prime minister’s material empire
Orient News - 2017-03-14 02:00

President Barzani and Prime Minister Hayder al-Abadi Meet in Erbil
Presidency-Kurdistan - 2017-03-14 00:02

Dutch PM says he won’t apologize to Turkey
KurdPress - 2017-03-13 23:23
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has ruled out any apology for banning Turkish ministers from joining pro-Ankara rallies here, while adding that he hoped a diplomatic row could be defused, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

KRG’s PM Nechirvan Barzani Meets Duhok’s Officials
Waar Media - 2017-03-13 14:43
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan regional government prime minister, Nechirvan Barzani with a staff of his cabinet are in meeting with Duhok’s officials governorate for discussing economic crisis, IDP, ISIS combat and after-ISIS period. According to WAAR reporter, ...

Dutch PM says he won’t apologize to Turkey
Waar Media - 2017-03-13 14:43
WAAR-DUHOK: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has ruled out any apology for banning Turkish ministers from joining pro-Ankara rallies here, while adding that he hoped a diplomatic row could be defused. “There’s absolutely no way excuses can be made; they s ...

Maliki Attempting to Subvert Abadi's Cabinet: MP
BAS News - 2017-03-12 14:39
Maliki's faction has collected signatures to withdraw confidence from Abadi's ministers ERBIL — The State of Law faction, led by the former Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki, has collected signatures of the Iraqi MPs for the dismissal of the Iraqi Prime Minister ...

Turkey vows ‘strong reprisal’ after Dutch expel minister
Waar Media - 2017-03-12 11:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Sunday his country will strongly respond to Dutch authorities’ “unacceptable treatment” toward Turkish ministers who were prevented from addressing Turkish citizens in the Netherlands. Turkey’s Fami ...

Turkey warns U.S. relations at risk if Syrian Kurds help retake Raqqa
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
ANKARA,— The United States risks major damage to its relationship with NATO ally Turkey if the U.S. includes Syrian Kurdish forces in the fight to retake Raqqa, the Islamic State group’s de facto capital, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Thurs ...

Malaysia PM Najib calls for unity amid North Korea row
Reuters - 2017-03-10 08:13
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called for unity on Friday as he tried to bring home nine Malaysians stuck in North Korea amid a growing row over the murder of Kim Jong Nam, while warning Pyongyang not to abuse Malaysia's "ho ...

Iran's presence in Syrian blocks peace deal, Netanyahu tells Putin
Reuters - 2017-03-09 21:59
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday there could never be peace in Syria as long as there was an Iranian presence there. ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets US Senate delegation
Kurdistan Regional Government - 2017-03-09 17:32

Prime Minister Barzani meets Sweden’s Deputy Prime Minister Ms. Isabella Lovin commends the Kurdistan Region for sheltering and providing services for nearly two million refugees and internally displaced people.
Kurdistan Regional Government - 2017-03-09 17:32

North Korea lets two Malaysians leave, talks on to lift travel ban
Reuters - 2017-03-09 11:17
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia will not cut diplomatic ties with North Korea while pursuing its investigation of the Kuala Lumpur airport murder, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday, as North Korea let two Malaysian U.N. employees to leave desp ...

Abadi praises cooperation between Peshmerga, Iraqi forces
KurdPress - 2017-03-08 21:47
The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Wednesday during the Sulaimani Forum praised the cooperation between the Iraqi army and the Kurdish Peshmerga forces against IS, and said it shows differences can be overcome, ARA News reported. ...

Prime Minister Abadi to visit White House later this month
Rûdaw - 2017-03-08 20:02
Iraq “will find strong and deep support” from the United States ...

PM Abadi: Corruption More Detrimental Than Terrorism in Iraq
BAS News - 2017-03-08 17:43
He calls on all parties to unite in combating corruption ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the corruption that exists in the Iraqi institutions is more detrimental than the terrorist organizations in the country and he called on the Iraqi ...

Iraqi PM Abadi arrives in Kurdistan capital to discuss security issues
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Kurdistan capital city of Erbil Tuesday afternoon where he was received by Massoud Barzani. The two leaders will discuss the Mosul operation and “future relations,” H ...

Iraqi premier Abadi arrives in Sulaimani to attend city’s fifth forum
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi arrived on Tuesday in Sulaimani, where he is expected to attend the city’s fifth forum set to kick off on Wednesday. Abadi has visited former Iraqi president Jalal Talabani, leader ...

Islamic State caused over $35 bln in damage to Iraq’s infrastructure: Abadi
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the Islamic State (IS) has damaged Iraq’s infrastructure by more than $35 billion. Speaking at the Sulaimani Forum at the American University of Iraq – Sulaimani on Wednesday, ...

Iraq to continue striking Islamic State in neighboring countries, Abadi says
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraq will continue to hit Islamic State targets in Syria, as well as in neighboring countries if they give their approval, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday. “I respect the sovereignty of states, ...

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi to visit White House later in March
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
WASHINGTON,— US President Donald Trump will host Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Washington this month, the White House said Tuesday, a fence-mending meeting as the two countries fight the Islamic State group in Mosul. Press secretary Sean Spicer ...

Iraqi PM arrives in Sulaimani to attend forum
KurdPress - 2017-03-08 16:03
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi arrived on Tuesday, March 7, in Sulaimani, where he is expected to attend the city’s fifth forum set to kick off on Wednesday. ...

Iraqi Prime Minister: I am optimistic about the future of Iraq
Kurdiu - 2017-03-08 15:57

Najib softens line in bid to get Malaysians out of North Korea
Reuters - 2017-03-08 07:11
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak struck a softer tone with North Korea on Wednesday, a day after accusing it of treating Malaysians as "hostages" amid a diplomatic meltdown over the murder of the estranged half-brother of the ...

Haider al-Abadi meets Massoud Barzani in Erbil
KurdPress - 2017-03-08 06:26
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday visited Kurdistan Region to discuss bilateral relations with the region’s President Massoud Barzani. ...

Peshmerga, Iraqi Forces Cooperation Destroying IS: US Envoy
BAS News - 2017-03-08 00:57
ERBIL — The cooperation between Kurdistan Region Peshmerga and the Iraqi forces is destroying the Islamic State (IS), said Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy to the coalition battling IS. McGurk made the remark after Iraqi Prime Minister Hai ...

Barzani and Abadi Satisfied with Coordination in Battle on IS
BAS News - 2017-03-07 20:46
A plan of reconciliation and rebuilding for Mosul is as important as the military operation, Barzani says ERBIL — In a meeting on Tuesday in Erbil, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi reviewed the latest de ...

Iraqi PM “al-Abadi” arrived Mosul city
Waar Media - 2017-03-07 16:23
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi today morning March 7, tweeted via his official account, that he arrived Mosul city, to supervise Iraqi military brigades which combating ISIS there. The post Iraqi PM “al-Abadi” arrived Mosul city appeare ...

Iraqi PM “al-Abadi” makes surprise visit to Erbil
Waar Media - 2017-03-07 16:23
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Tuesday afternoon made a surprise visit to Erbil coming from Mosul City, well-informed sources said. Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani and senior KRG’s officials welcomed Abadi upon his arrival ...

Turkish PM says must coordinate fully with U.S., Russia in Syria
Reuters - 2017-03-07 14:46
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey, the United States and Russia must coordinate fully to clear Syria of terrorist groups and the three countries' chiefs of staff were working to prevent clashes between the different parties in the country, Turkey's prime minister ...

Turkey won’t plan Manbij attack without US, Russia coordination: PM
KurdPress - 2017-03-07 14:43
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says his country will not plan an attack on the Kurdish-held city of Manbij without the coordination of US and Russia, Press TV reported. ...

Turkish PM says allies' choice of Syrian Kurdish YPG as partner unfortunate
Reuters - 2017-03-07 14:28
ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday it was unfortunate that some of Turkey's allies had chosen the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia as a partner in the fight against Islamic State in Syria. ...

Iraqi PM Abadi Arrives in Erbil
BAS News - 2017-03-07 14:15
He is set to meet with Barzani ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Erbil on Tuesday afternoon and is set to meet with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani. Abadi's visit to Erbil follows his tour to Mosul to inspect the latest mi ...

Barzani and Iraqi PM Abadi to Meet in Erbil
BAS News - 2017-03-07 12:53
The two leaders are set to meet later today ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani is expected to meet with the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday. Following the conclusion of his visit to Mosul, PM Abadi is scheduled to meet Barz ...

Turkey to allow family of Syrian pilot who crashed to visit him: PM
Reuters - 2017-03-06 19:34
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will allow the family of a Syrian air force pilot whose warplane crashed on Turkish territory to visit him at the hospital where he is being treated, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told A Haber broadcaster on Monday. ...

Israel Arafat street sign dropped after Netanyahu anger
BBC - 2017-03-06 19:10
Prime Minister Netanyahu said streets could not be "named after murderers of Israelis and Jews". ...

As Netanyahu faces police questioning, rivals look 'post-Bibi'
Reuters - 2017-03-06 14:53
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Police are expected to question Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a fourth time on Monday in a corruption investigation that has prompted political rivals to start looking to a "post-Bibi" Israel. ...

Malaysian PM chides North Korea as 'rude' envoy sent packing
Reuters - 2017-03-06 07:31
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak rebuked North Korea on Monday as his government prepared to kick out its envoy following his disrespectful comments over the investigation into the murder of the North Korean leader's estrange ...

Prime Minister and his deputy are not taking part in the anniversary of the uprising of the mass of the Kurdistan people
Kurdiu - 2017-03-05 19:29

Netanyahu to meet Putin, says Iran seeks permanent foothold in Syria
Reuters - 2017-03-05 13:14
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday to voice opposition to what the Israeli leader charged were Iran's attempts to establish a permanent military foothold in Syr ...

Netanyahu to Discuss Iran’s Plans for Syria With Putin in Moscow Thursday
Waar Media - 2017-03-05 13:10
WAAR-DUHOK: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he planned to travel to Moscow on March 9 to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Iran’s attempts to establish permanent presence in Syria, Israeli media reported. Kremlin spo ...

Turkish PM Says Syrian MIG-23 Warplane Fell on Syria-Turkey Border
Waar Media - 2017-03-04 23:51
WAAR-DUHOK: A Mig-23 fighter jet of the Syrian Air Force crashed on Saturday in the area bordering Turkey, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on the HaberTurk TV channel. “The plane is supposed to be a Mig-23 of the Syrian air force,” he said. “The pilo ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – February 26, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
Massoud Barzani to discuss ‘big changes’ in Ankara meeting, says senior official Erbil: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım told Massoud Barzani to consider discussing “big changes” with Ankara officials during a meeting set to take place on Sunday, a ...

Iraq signs $500 million electricity deal with ABB: PM
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
BAGHDAD,— Iraq signed a $500 million agreement with ABB to implement energy projects, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said in a statement on Sunday. “An electricity agreement was signed between the government of Iraq and the Swedish company ABB f ...

Massoud Barzani meets with Turkish PM Binali Yildirim in Ankara
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
ANKARA,— Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s economic and energy ties were at the center of the meeting between Massoud Barzani and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim at Chankaya Palace in Ankara on Monday, as part of Barzani’s trip to neighboring Tu ...

Barzani did not appeal for release of Turkey’s HDP officials: deputy PM
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
ANKARA,— Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday that Massoud Barzani made no appeal to release Selahattin Demirtas and other Kurdish lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish bloc, during a meeting with Ankara officials. “Barzani’s visit to An ...

Turkey PM says Ankara respects Iraq’s territorial integrity
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
ANKARA,— Turkey’s prime minister Tuesday stressed that Ankara respects Iraq’s territorial integrity as well as its constitution. At the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s parliamentary group meeting, Binali Yildirim underlined how the Iraqi Kurd ...

There is no economic case for breaking up the United Kingdom, says PM May
Reuters - 2017-03-03 12:05
GLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) - There is no economic case for breaking up the United Kingdom, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday, in a speech attacking Scottish nationalists for being "obsessed" with independence. ...

Allies Should Continue Either with Turkey or “Terrorist Organizations”: PM
BAS News - 2017-03-02 22:40
ANKARA — Turkish allies should make their decision to either continue their way with Turkey or with “terrorist organizations”, said Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday. The Turkish top official said some organizations are trying to exploit ...

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