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Iran can start oil supplies to Russia within month

Iran can start oil supplies to Russia within month

KurdPress - 2017-08-19 12:35
Iran can start deliveries to Russia under the “oil-for-goods” program within the next month, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters on Friday. ...
Iran can start oil supplies to Russia within month - KurdPress

Gorran and Komal to boycott today’s parliament session

Waar Media - 2017-09-15 14:59
WAAR-DUHOK: Gorran movement has decided to boycott the parliament session set for Friday evening, citing a breach of legal procedures leading up to the session, Shorsh Haji, a senior Gorran member told Kurdish media Friday. The Islamic Group (Komal) also ...

Iran-made Hyundai trucks shipped to Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
TEHRAN,— Soroush Diesel Mabna, the official dealership of South Korea’s Hyundai commercial vehicles, has shipped its first locally produced light-duty trucks to Iraqi Kurdistan. The company clinched a deal with the Iraqis to supply 985 units of its Hyund ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – September 1, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
Islamic preacher in Chamchamal attacked by armed men Chamchamal: A number of armed men attacked an Islamic preacher and Mullah in the district of Chamchamal west of Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan. Mullah Mohammed Abdulhamid told NRT on Friday that he was att ...

Lavrov begins Persian Gulf tour to discuss Qatar crisis

Waar Media - 2017-08-28 13:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will go on a brief tour of the Persian Gulf countries starting with Kuwait on Monday. During his tour, he will also make visits to the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. While in Kuwait, the Russian top dip ...

Astana talks on Syria can be held in mid-September

Waar Media - 2017-08-22 19:40
WAAR-DUHOK: The international meeting in Astana on the settlement in Syria can take place in mid-September, according to preliminary data, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov told reporters on Tuesday. “According to the information received ...

Masrour Barzani: If Statehood Is a Risk, Subordination Is a Catastrophe

BAS News - 2017-08-22 10:04
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, said in an exclusive interview with BasNews that the greatest risk for Kurds is to remain under the rule of Baghdad and that the independence referendum set for 25th September this ...

Baghdad Agrees to Make Kele Border Entry Official

BAS News - 2017-08-21 16:25
ERBIL— The Iraqi government has expressed its initial agreement to make Kele entry on Kurdistan Region-Iran's border official, according to a letter issued by the government. According to the document, a committee will be signed up to visit the border en ...

Netanyahu to meet with Putin in Russia over Middle East conflicts

Waar Media - 2017-08-20 17:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office says the Israeli leader will travel to Russia on Wednesday to meet with President Vladimir Putin. Netanyahu’s office said late Saturday that the meeting would take place in the Black Sea resort town ...

SPA: Saudi official denies request for Iraqi mediation with Iran

Waar Media - 2017-08-16 17:05
WAAR-DUHOK: A senior Saudi Arabian official has denied reports that his country had requested Iraq to mediate between the kingdom and Iran for better relations, according to Saudi Arabia’s state agency SPA. The agency, through its Arabic service, quoted ...

Iran, Turkey top military officils to discuss Syria, Iraq

KurdPress - 2017-08-15 13:47
Iran’s Chief of General Staff Maj Gen Mohamed Baqeri is due to hold talks in Ankara with top Turkish officials, in a rare visit in which all regional security issues, the fight against terrorism, and developments in Syria and Iraq, including the Iraqi Kur ...

Iran to end death penalty for some drug crimes

KurdPress - 2017-08-14 13:35
Iran’s parliament has voted to end the death penalty for certain drug violations in a move that could prevent some 5,000 convicted smugglers from being executed. ...

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 ...

Kirkuk Refuses to Cooperate with Baghdad's Plan to Ship Its Oil to Iran

BAS News - 2017-08-05 16:17
ERBIL — Kirkuk province refuses to cooperate with the plans made between the Iraqi government and Iran to ship its oil to Iran because the province has not been consulted on the plan, Kirkuk provincial officials said. Kurdish forces took control of some ...