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British Minister hails Iran status

British Minister hails Iran status

KurdPress - 2017-08-05 11:10
British Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt hailed Iran's status and urged Tehran and London to maintain cooperation to overcome possible obstacles. ...
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KIM Voted to Kurdistan Independence Long Ago: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-02 11:09
ERBIL— Kurdistan Islamic Movement (KIM) backs independence for the Kurdistan Region and voted to it one year ago, said a politburo member of the party. Speaking to BasNews on Saturday, Anwar Anabi stated in the general conference of his party in July 201 ...

Lavrov: Russia, Turkey, Iran to meet in Tehran on August 8-9

Waar Media - 2017-08-06 17:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Representatives of Russia, Turkey and Iran will meet in Tehran on August 8-9 to discuss the strengthening of de-escalation zones in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Sunday. “With the Turkish counterpart [Turkish Foreign M ...

Iran, Russia, Turkey plan stabilizing Syria: Deputy FM

KurdPress - 2017-08-06 11:23
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov said creating safe zones in Syria will 'reduce tensions' and 'curb terrorist activities'. ...

Iran’s top leader pledges to continue missile program

Roji Kurd - 2017-08-04 00:02
Roji Kurd: Iran on Thursday 3.8.017, claimed the latest US sanctions against the country go against the spirit of the 2015 nuclear agreement. “We believe that the nuclear deal has been violated and we will react appropriately,” Deputy Foreign Minister Abb ...

Iraq to use Iran's model in education

KurdPress - 2017-08-03 11:22
Iraqi Minister of Education called for using Iran as a role model for advancing its plans, as well as taking steps forward in educational ties with Tehran. ...

Baghdad-Tehran Agree on Joint Investment in Two Oil Fields

BAS News - 2017-07-30 18:16
ERBIL— Iraq and Iran have reached an initial agreement for joint investment in two oil fields in Khanaqin and Basra, Iraqi oil minister stated Sunday. Abdul-Jabbar al-Luaibi told reporters after meeting with Iranian official in Tehran that there is an in ...

Turkey arrests British who volunteered with YPG forces

Waar Media - 2017-07-30 18:12
WAAR-DUHOK: A former British soldier has been arrested in Turkey for fighting alongside the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria. Joe Robinson, 24, a British national from Lancashire was arrested along with his girlfriend and her mother while ...

Gorran Forming Military Force with Iran's Support: Report

BAS News - 2017-07-29 15:19
ERBIL— Kurdish Change Movement (Gorran) is secretly creating a military force apparently for the protection of its premises in Sulaimaniyah province with the assistance of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraqi Ghad Press reported on Saturday. The report ci ...

Iran's envoy discusses mutual interests with Syrian minister

KurdPress - 2017-07-27 12:03
Iran's Ambassador to Syria Javad Torkabadi met with Syrian Minister of Administrative Development Salam al-Saffaf here on Wednesday when the two sides discussed ways to strengthen and expand bilateral relations. ...

Russia Won’t Oppose Kurdistan’s Independence Vote: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-20 14:02
ERBIL — Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa in Russia's Foreign Ministry, Valerian Shuvaev, stated that his country does not oppose Kurdistan Region’s referendum on independence. Kurdistan’s bid for independence has been discussed during ...

Kurdistan partially cuts water flow to Iraq as Iran builds dam on Zab river

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Abdulstar Majeed, Kurdistan’s minister for the Agriculture and Water Resources said that it was a decision that was “forced” on them as Iraq’s Kurdish Region has to provide water for its own citizens. He said the d ...