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Prime Minister Barzani’s message on Eid al-Fitr

KRG-Spain - 2017-06-29 00:14
On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, issued the following message: On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, I extend my best wishes to the families of martyrs, families of Peshmergas, and congratulate the ...

IS Resorting to Dreadful Atrocities as Losing Rule in Mosul: PM

BAS News - 2017-06-27 21:52
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants are carrying out appalling atrocities in their last pocket in western Mosul as they are suffering from major defeats, said Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. The remaining jihadists in Mosul’s Old City, according t ...

Turkish ruling party unfavorable to Kurdish statehood

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
The President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Masoud Barzani (left) with the Turkish Prime Minister and AKP leader Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara, Turkey, December 09, 2015. (Reuters) ...

U.S. is against Kurdish independence referendum: Tillerson tells Abadi

KurdPress - 2017-06-25 10:37
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reiterated, in a telephone conversation with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, on his country’s position against a Kurdistan Region’s independence planned referendum, a statement from Abadi's media office said on ...

Prime Minister Barzani discusses the situation of displaced people

KRG-Spain - 2017-06-24 00:07
Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Amin Awad, UNHCR Director for the Middle East and North Africa Bureau and Regional Refugee Coordinator, and his accompanying delegation. Mr. Amin commended the people and government of Iraqi Kurdistan in hosti ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets with the European Union representatives

KRG-Spain - 2017-06-24 00:07
Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with a delegation of representatives of the European Union countries in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. Mr. Patrick Simonnet, the head of the delegation and the EU Ambassador to Iraq, brief ...

Mosul Liberation to Be Announced Soon: Abadi

BAS News - 2017-06-23 03:15
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi promissed on Thursday to conclude the military operations in Mosul very soon and announce the full liberation of the city which has been under the control of Islamic State (IS) since June 2014. Abadi told a ...

Bombing Grand Nuri Mosque By IS Signals Group’s Defeat: Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2017-06-22 11:34
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that destroying al-Hadbaa Minaret and Nuri Grand Mosque by the Islamic State (IS) militants in west Mosul indicates the group’s defeat. “Bombing al-Hadbaa Minaret and Nuri Mosque by IS is an official decl ...

Iraq, Saudi Arabia aim to upgrade diplomatic relations

Waar Media - 2017-06-21 12:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq and Saudi Arabia are setting up a coordination council to upgrade strategic ties, a joint statement said on Tuesday, as part of an attempt to heal troubled relations between the Arab neighbors. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met wi ...

Khamenei to Abadi, Iran opposes referendum in Kurdistan Region

Waar Media - 2017-06-21 12:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has spoken out against a planned independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region set for September 25. Khamenei received an Iraqi delegation headed by Prime Minister Haider al-A ...

Iran’s Supreme Leader to Iraqi PM: Don’t Trust Washington

BAS News - 2017-06-21 00:18
ERBIL — Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei men on Thursday with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to warn him about the role of the US in Baghdad’s policies, claiming that Washington is not “trustworthy”. “In no way trust the Americans because they ar ...

Iraqi PM Abadi arrives in Saudi Arabia

KurdPress - 2017-06-20 08:31
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived in Saudi Arabia to hold talks with King Salman on key regional developments as well as bilateral ties. ...

Abadi Meets with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman

BAS News - 2017-06-20 03:54
ERBIL — After arriving in Saudi Arabia late on Monday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz to discuss mutual relations and regional developments. Further details about the talks are yet to be revealed to the press, but ...

Iraqi PM Abadi heads to Saudi Arabia at start of MidEast tour

Waar Media - 2017-06-19 14:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi headed on Monday to Saudi Arabia, the first leg of a Middle East tour that will also include Iran and Kuwait, in a diplomatic effort to foster regional reconciliation, his office said. Abadi’s visit to Sa ...

Iraqi PM Begins Middle East Tour, Heads to Saudi Arabia

BAS News - 2017-06-19 11:59
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi headed to Saudi Arabia earlier today after his trip which was scheduled for Wednesday was postponed due to internal reasons. Iraq's PM Abadi headed on Monday to Saudi Arabia, as part of a Middle East tour that ...

PM Abadi Says Iraq Not a Place for Animosity Towards Iran

BAS News - 2017-06-18 22:25
SOFIA — After the vice president of Iraq made a hostile statement against Tehran earlier this week, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said Iraq will never be a place for animosity towards neighbouring Iran. Abadi said that he would not allow Iraq ...

Iraqi PM says Kurdistan referendum “illegal”, will not support it

Waar Media - 2017-06-18 16:58
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Sunday that a planned independence referendum by Kurdistan Region next September is “illegal”, adding that it complicates the country’s problems. Speaking to reporters late Saturday, Abadi said Baghda ...

Belgium extends its mission against IS in Iraq and Syria

Waar Media - 2017-06-18 13:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel announced, on Saturday, that his country decided to extend its mission within the US-led international coalition fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria. Michel said that Belgium is an importa ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets British Ambassador to Iraq

KRG-Spain - 2017-06-17 00:03
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Frank Baker, British Ambassador to Iraq, and his accompanying delegation. Ambassador Baker discussed regional developments, including the fight against ISIS and th ...

Deputy Prime Minister Talabani meets with European leaders

KRG-Spain - 2017-06-17 00:03
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Regional Government Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani met with a number of European leaders during his visit to the continent this week. In the Netherlands, Mr. Talabani met separately with th ...

Abadi's Visit to Saudi Arabia Postponed

BAS News - 2017-06-16 02:56
SOFIA — Officials from Saudi Arabia and Iraq on expressed conflicting accounts over the postponed proposed visit of the Iraqi Prime Minister to Saudi Arabia as the Gulf diplomatic crisis drags on. Saudi diplomatic sources told DPA news agency on Thursday ...

International Team Investigating Maliki’s Cases of Corruption

BAS News - 2017-06-13 13:08
ERBIL — An international team of investigators are currently probing into different cases of corruption in Iraq during the former Iraqi prime minister Nouri Maliki's administration. Maliki is accused of squandering and the disappearance of $120 billion f ...

PM Barzani: Countries’ Positions on Referendum “Normal”

BAS News - 2017-06-11 16:59
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani described the positions of the countries on Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum as “normal.” The countries that have so far expressed their positions on the forthcoming i ...

Hawija, Tel Afar Operations Imminent: Iraq’s Abadi

BAS News - 2017-06-10 22:13
ERBIL — The Iraqi forces will soon launch operations to liberate Tel Afar and Hawija towns from Islamic State (IS), Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi confirmed. The two strategic towns, in Nineveh and Kirkuk provinces, have been under the control of I ...

Abadi, Barzani discuss developments in Iraq on phone

KurdPress - 2017-06-10 11:57
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi and Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani discussed the latest political, security and economic situation in Iraq as well as the fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, northern Iraq. ...

Iraq’s PM Abadi and Barzani Discuss Situation in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-06-10 10:47
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi and Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani discussed the latest political, security and economic situation in Iraq. In a phone call on Saturday, Barzani and Abadi discussed the overall political, security and ...

Prime Minister Barzani condemns Tehran terrorist attack

KRG-Spain - 2017-06-10 00:05
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – In a statement, Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Tehran. Below is the text of Prime Minister Barzani’s statement: I strongly condemn the terroris ...

KRG PM and Italian Army Chief of Staff Stress Bilateral Ties

BAS News - 2017-06-08 12:52
Nechirvan Barzani and Claudio Graziano met in Erbil ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the Italian Army Chief of Staff, General Claudio Graziano, on Wednesday, June 7. During the meeting, Graziano commen ...

In shadow of terror, Britons vote in key election

Waar Media - 2017-06-08 11:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Britain went to the polls on Thursday for a snap election called by Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of Brexit after a campaign shadowed by terrorism. May called the vote in April, when opinion poll ratings for her and her centre-right Conser ...

Nechirvan Barzani denounces Tehran terrorist attacks

KurdPress - 2017-06-08 09:19
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani denounced Wednesday terrorist attacks and stated that the Kurdish region understands the depth of the catastrophe as it has been at the forefront of the fight against terror and has ...

PM Barzani Decries Terrorist Attacks in Tehran

BAS News - 2017-06-07 23:23
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani decried Wednesday’s terrorist attacks in Tehran, reiterating further international coordination is needed to encounter terrorism. “We offer our condolences to the families of the victims, people ...

Have it your way, Turkish PM tells Germany

KurdPress - 2017-06-07 08:26
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has said the German government can “remove its troops however it wants” and the decision has “nothing to do with Turkey” and noted that German soldiers’ probable leaving of the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey wo ...

Kirkuk's Name Restored 14 Years past Fall of Baath Regime

BAS News - 2017-06-06 20:37
ERBIL— Iraqi Council of Ministers on Tuesday agreed to officially restore the original name of Kirkuk province, 14 years after the fall of the Iraqi Baath regime. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced the decision in a press conference, saying T ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets the Chairman of Gasprom Neft

KRG-Spain - 2017-06-06 00:06
On the sidelines of Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, SPIEF, Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and his accompanying delegation met Mr. Alexander Dyukov, Chairman of Gazprom Neft. Mr. Alexander Dyukov expressed his satisfaction ...

Prime Minister Barzani and Russian Energy Minister agree to expand ties

KRG-Spain - 2017-06-06 00:06
Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novakand agreed to expand relations during a meeting on the sidelines of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. In the meeting, Prime Minister Ba ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets Russian President Putin

KRG-Spain - 2017-06-06 00:06
Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. President Putin valued the development of ties between the two sides, particularly in the economic ...

Prime Minister Barzani condemns London terrorist attack

KRG-Spain - 2017-06-06 00:06
In a statement, Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani strongly condemned Saturday’s terrorist attack in London. Below is the text of Prime Ministr Barzani’s statement: I strongly condemn the terrorist attack that took place last night in Londo ...

‘Cooperation with Kurds an obligation’ US tells Turkish Prime Minister

Waar Media - 2017-06-05 16:17
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States has informed the Turkish authorities about the start of an operation to liberate Syria’s Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) in cooperation with Syrian Kurdish forces, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Sunday. Accord ...

Raqqa operation was launched on June 3: Turkish PM

KurdPress - 2017-06-05 13:00
The United States-led international coalition’s operation to recapture the Syrian northern city of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) started on the night of June 2, Turkey’s prime minister has said, informing that Washington briefed Ankara ahead of the op ...

Constitution Does Not Allow Iraqis to Fight Abroad: PM

BAS News - 2017-06-05 10:11
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that the Iraqi constitution does not allow Iraqis to fight beyond the borders of the country, referring to the statements of Hashd al-Shaabi militia commanders who have repeatedly said that they would cro ...

Prime Minister Barzani condemns London terrorist attack

K-Medya - 2017-06-05 02:15
Bi daxuyaniyekê serokwezîrê Herêma Kurdistanê Nêçîrvan Barzanî êrîşa terorê a şemiyê li Londonê bi tûndî rûreş kir. Di malpera fermî a Herêma Kurdistanê de daxuyaniya serokwezîr N.Barzanî wisa ye: Ez bi tûndî êrîşa teroristî ku şeva borî li Londonê rû da, ...

In shadow of deadly attacks, British election campaign resumes

Reuters - 2017-06-05 02:10
LONDON (Reuters) - After a militant attack on a nightlife district of London this weekend, British Prime Minister Theresa May will resume campaigning on Monday just three days before a national election which polls show is much tighter than previously pre ...

Nechirvan Barzani meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin

E-Kurd - 2017-06-04 22:57
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in St. Petersburg. The Kurdish KDP-KRG delegation held talks with P ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – June 3, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-06-04 22:57
Kremlin says Putin did not discuss arms supplies with Iraqi Kurdistan’s PM St. Petersburg: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iraqi Kurdistan’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani have not discussed military issues, including arms supplies, Kremlin Spokes ...

Masrour Barzani and Abadi Review Military Coordinations

BAS News - 2017-06-04 19:57
LODZ — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met on Sunday to discuss bilateral ties and the latest developments in the war on terrorism, highlighting the military coordination b ...

KRG PM Strongly Decries Saturday's Terror Attack in London

BAS News - 2017-06-04 17:58
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani strongly condemned Saturday's terrorist attack in London, according to a statement released Sunday by the KRG official website. “I strongly condemn the terrorist attack that too ...

Nechirvan Barzani meets Vladimir Putin

KurdPress - 2017-06-03 11:16
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met on Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where the two sides discussed ties between Moscow and Erbil. ...

Russia denies Putin and Barzani discussed arms ties

KurdPress - 2017-06-03 11:16
The spokesman of Russian presidency denied any talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani over military affairs. ...

Kurdistan Region seeks to deepen ties with Russia: PM

KurdPress - 2017-06-03 01:16
Kurdistan Region hopes for further development of relations with Russia and expansion of cooperation with Russian companies in various spheres, Prime Minister of the Kurdistan region of Iraq Nechirvan Barzani said Friday at the St. Petersburg Internationa ...

Russia’s Putin Welcomes Further Developing Relations with Erbil

BAS News - 2017-06-02 23:32
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani on Friday met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, discussing bilateral ties and further areas of potential cooperation. Reviewing the latest developments in the war against the Islamic State ...

Erbil Looking for Long-term Relations with Russia: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2017-06-02 17:42
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday on the sidelines of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, to discuss the bilateral ties and latest developments in Kurdist ...

KRG PM: We seek expand energy, political, economic ties with Russia

Waar Media - 2017-06-02 15:43
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani who is in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg as head of a delegation told reporters on Friday that his visit “is an opportunity to expand the relationship [with Russia] in all fields, including ene ...

Kurdish Delegation to Discuss Independence Referendum in Russia

BAS News - 2017-06-02 00:33
ERBIL — A high-level delegation from Kurdistan Region, headed by Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, is currently in Russia to attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, on the sideline of which they will discuss an imminent independence refer ...
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