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Russian gains in Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin. REUTERS ...

Russian Consulate: Russia could support Kurdish Independence

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
The Consulate-General of Russia in the Kurdistan Region, Victor Simakov. He has been in Erbil for a year, said that he feels very close to the Kurdish community since they are an open and understanding people. Previously, he was employed at Russia's Consu ...

Russian navy launches missile strikes at IS targets in Syria

KurdPress - 2017-06-24 09:34
Russian naval vessels launched missile strikes on Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria's Hama province, destroying command posts and weapon and ammunition depots, the Russian defense ministry said on Friday, June 23. ...

Russian Warships, Sub Launch Cruise Missiles at ISIS Targets in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-06-23 14:08
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian Defense Ministry stated that Russian Navy warships and a submarine launched six Kalibr cruise missiles on ISIS targets in Syria. Two Russian Navy warships and a submarine launched six Kalibr cruise missiles on ISIS targets in Syria, t ...

Baghdadi death near 100 percent certain: Ifax quotes Russian senator

Waar Media - 2017-06-23 11:57
WAAR-DUHOK: The likelihood that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed is close to 100 percent, Interfax news agency quoted Viktor Ozerov, the head of the defense committee in the Russian upper house of parliament, as saying on Friday. ...

Turkey and Russia to deploy in Syria’s Idlib: Erdogan spokesman

Waar Media - 2017-06-23 09:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish and Russian personnel will be deployed in Syria’s northern Idlib region as part of a de-escalation agreement brokered by Russia last month, Turkish broadcasters quoted President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman as saying on Thursday. Ibrahi ...

Russian warning: US planes in W. Syria are targets

Roji Kurd - 2017-06-23 00:03
Roji kurd: Moscow Monday, June 19, issued a sharp warning to the United States over its operations in Syria: “Any aircraft, including planes and drones belonging to the international coalition operating west of the Euphrates River will be tracked by Russi ...

IS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead: Russia Foreign Ministry

BAS News - 2017-06-22 19:06
ERBIL— Russia’s Foreign Ministry stated on Thursday that it was “highly likely” that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the extremist group of Islamic State (ISIS), was killed in Syria in May. Quoting information provided by the Russian Defense Ministry ...

Russia demands probe of US downing Syrian aircraft

Waar Media - 2017-06-22 11:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia wants the United States to investigate its downing of a Syrian military aircraft in Raqqa province over the weekend, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday. “We demand a thorough investigation by the US comm ...

The Trump Administration Has A New Plan For Dealing With Russia

Waar Media - 2017-06-20 13:49
WAAR-DUHOK: As the White House fends off accusations of collusion with Russia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has taken it upon himself to guide the Trump administration’s thinking on dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The former Texas oilm ...

Putin says Erdogan kept silent about US link to Turkey coup attempt

Waar Media - 2017-06-18 13:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with US director Oliver Stone that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had not informed him about suspicions that the United States participated in preparation of a coup attempt in Turk ...

Russia says might have killed IS leader Baghdadi

KurdPress - 2017-06-17 13:30
Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Friday it was checking information that a Russian air strike near the Syrian northern city of Raqqa may have killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the terrorist group of the Islamic State (IS or Daesh) in late May, R ...

Russia Says May Have Struck IS Chief Al-Baghdadi

BAS News - 2017-06-16 10:27
ERBIL — Russian defence ministry said on Friday that one of the air strikes conducted by Russian war jets may have eliminated the Islamic State (IS) leader Abubakir al-Baghdadi in Raqqa, the group’s main stronghold in Syria. An air strike may have killed ...

Russia’s Putin Praises Kurdish Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-06-16 02:56
ERBIL — Russian President Vladimir Putin has once again commended the role of Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the anti-Islamic State (IS) efforts, vowing to further strengthen ties with the Kurdistan Region. “We have always been in good relations with the Ku ...

Russia’s Sharapova invited to WTA Stanford tournament

Waar Media - 2017-06-15 21:26
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has been invited to participate in the WTA tournament in Stanford, California, the tournament’s press service said. The tournament will take place at Stanford University on July 31 to August 6. The post Rus ...

US media: Trump ‘under investigation’ in Russia probe

Waar Media - 2017-06-15 14:17
WAAR-DUHOK: Investigators working under special counsel Robert Mueller since he was appointed by the US Justice Department in May to take over the probe into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election are planning to speak with key intelligence offic ...

Putin ready to provide political asylum to former FBI director

Waar Media - 2017-06-15 14:17
WAAR-DUHOK: Former FBI Director James Comey who secretly recorded his conversation with US President Donald Trump, is no different from Edward Snowden, so Moscow is ready to provide political asylum to him, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during hi ...

Iraqi Troops Control Ancient Gate of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-13 20:46
ERBIL— Iraqi army and security forces managed to liberate Bab Sinjar of Mosul on Tuesday, according a report by the Russian Sputnik news. The source, depending on information obtained from Nineveh Media Center, reported the liberated area in western Mosu ...

Maria Sharapova to be absent from Wimbledon tournament

Waar Media - 2017-06-11 10:21
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova will not be able to take part in the WTA tournament in Birmingham and the in the season’s third Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon. She revealed the news in Facebook. “After an additional scan, the muscle ...

Russian Agency Conducts Online Survey on Kurdistan Independence

BAS News - 2017-06-09 10:04
ERBIL— Russian Sputnik news agency has launched an online survey over the imminent Kurdistan independence referendum. The survey is conducted by the Kurdish Kurmanci section of the agency which asks participants about their position towards the referendu ...

"Most Dangerous" IS Female Sniper Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-08 18:26
ERBIL— Iraqi security forces on Thursday gunned down a Libyan female sniper at the ranks of the Islamic State (IS) organization west of Mosul, according to Russian Sputnik news. The report cited a security official saying the troops from the Ninth Divisi ...

Qatar’s foreign minister plans to visit Moscow on June 10

Waar Media - 2017-06-08 15:21
WAAR-DUHOK: Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani plans to visit Moscow by the end of this week, a diplomatic source told press on Thursday. “The visit may take place already on Saturday, talks with the Russian Foreign Ministry’s lead ...

Astana talks on Syria may be held on June 12-13: official

KurdPress - 2017-06-06 11:45
Russian representatives have informed Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry about the plans to hold an international meeting on settling the Syrian crisis in Astana on June 12-13, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov told reporters on Monday. ...

Putin, Erdogan discuss situation around Qatar by phone

Waar Media - 2017-06-06 11:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin has had a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, discussing the situation around Qatar, the Kremlin press service said, adding that the phone call was initiated by the Turkis ...

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 ...

Astana meeting on Syria may be held on June 12-13

Waar Media - 2017-06-05 16:17
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian representatives have informed Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry about the plans to hold an international meeting on settling the Syrian crisis in Astana on June 12-13, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov told reporters on Monday. ...

Bank of Russia ready to increase international reserves

Waar Media - 2017-06-05 16:17
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian economy continues growing for three quarters in a row already, Chairperson of the Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina said on Monday. “Monetary instruments we have used contributed to return of the economy to positive growth rates. Accor ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – June 2, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-06-04 22:57
Russian energy minister says deals made with high level Kurdish KDP delegation St. Petersburg: Russian energy minister Alexander Novak who met with a high-level Kurdish KDP delegation including Iraqi Kurdish PM Nechirvan Barzani on Thursday has told Ruda ...

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 and Russia’s Rosneft sign contract on oil and gas

E-Kurd - 2017-06-04 22:57
SAINT PETERSBURG,— Russian oil majors Rosneft agreed on Friday to explore and develop five fields in Iraq’s Kurdistan as it seeks to become a key player in one of the world’s newest and fastest growing oil provinces. Rosneft and the government of Iraqi K ...

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 ...

Putin asked Bill Clinton to consider option Russia might join NATO

Waar Media - 2017-06-04 12:53
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested to former US President Bill Clinton that Russia might join NATO, Putin told American film director Oliver Stone in an interview for his new project, a series of conversations with the Russian leader. ...

Afghan man kills Russian boy in Germany, and is shot dead by police

Reuters - 2017-06-04 00:06
BERLIN (Reuters) - An Afghan man killed a 5-year-old Russian boy in a home for asylum seekers near Regensburg in southern Germany on Saturday and was then shot dead by police, said German police, who confirmed earlier news media reports. ...

Russian Oil Giant Expanding Its Footprint in Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-06-03 13:31
ISTANBUL — Rosneft, the Russian government majority-owned oil company, is expanding its footprint in the Kurdistan Region with the signing of a new cooperation deal this week. The cooperation agreement which was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin ...

Rosneft, KRG agree to expand cooperation

KurdPress - 2017-06-03 11:16
Russian oil company Rosneft and Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) signed Friday a series of agreements on widening their cooperation in exploration and production of hydrocarbons, commerce and logistics, Rosneft said in a press release. ...

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 ...

KRG PM heads delegation to Russia to participate SPIEF17

Waar Media - 2017-06-01 19:48
WAAR-DUHOK: A high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Wednesday arrived in Russia to attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) and meet with Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin. Yury Us ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – June 1, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-06-01 18:17
Putin to hold a brief meeting with Nechirvan Barzani to discuss trade, anti-terrorism at SPIEF Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a brief meeting with Iraqi Kurdistan PM Nechirvan Barzani on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg Internation ...

Iraqi Kurdistan PM meets CEO of Russian oil giant Rosneft

E-Kurd - 2017-06-01 18:17
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia,—A top Kurdish delegation headed by Iraqi Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani have met with management board of the Russian oil giant Rosneft including Chief Executive Officer Igor Schein in St. Petersburg Wednesday in the f ...

Russia’s Gazprom Neft discusses new projects in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-06-01 18:17
ST. PETERSBURG,— Gazprom Neft is discussing new projects in Iraqi Kurdistan, Chief Executive Officer of the Russian oil major Alexander Dyukov told reporters at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on Thursday. “A delegation of Kurdist ...

Russia Determined to Block All IS Attempts to Exit Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-06-01 14:31
ISTANBUL — Islamic State (IS) militants’ attempts to exit from Syria’s Raqqa will be blocked, declared Russia, which has already rendered two such attempts unsuccessful. Russian forces will “continue to take all necessary measures to stop Islamic State u ...

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Russian President Expected to Meet with PM Barzani

BAS News - 2017-05-31 23:42
LEEDS — Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to hold a meeting with the Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Nechirvan Barzani, on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). The aim of the meeting ...

Russian cruise missiles hit ISIS targets near Palmyra

Waar Media - 2017-05-31 17:34
WAAR-DUHOK: The Admiral Essen frigate and the Krasnodar submarine have fired four Kalibr missiles at the facilities of the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group located near the city of Palmyra, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. ...

Putin says Syrian government had no role in Idlib chemical attack

KurdPress - 2017-05-31 10:16
Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed confidence that the Syrian government had no role in the April chemical attack in Idlib Province, describing the incident as the West’s pretext to continue its pressure against Damascus, Press TV reported. ...
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