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Czech Republic to Grant $7 Million to Iraq

Czech Republic to Grant $7 Million to Iraq

BAS News - 2017-08-27 16:02
BAGHDAD — The Czech Republic will grant $7 million in humanitarian aid to Iraq, in order to support the country throughout the ongoing humanitarian crisis, the Czech Prime Minister said on Sunday. The visit by the Czech PM, Bohuspav Sobotka, is the first ...
Czech Republic to Grant $7 Million to Iraq  - BAS News

Turkish Ex-Minister Says Kurdistan Referendum Would not Lead to War

BAS News - 2017-09-21 01:16
ERBIL — Former Turkish Foreign Minister said on Wednesday that Turkey would not view the Kurdistan Region's independence referendum as a reason for war. According to Yasar Yakis, former FM and one of the founders of the ruling Justice and Development Par ...

Prime Minister Barzani’s message on Eid al-Adha

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-06 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, issued the following message: On the occasion of Eid al-Adha I extend my best wishes to the families of our martyrs and congratulate all Mu ...

UK Sends Additional Troops to Fight against IS in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-01 11:59
ERBIL— As the battle against the Islamic State (IS) enters its final push, the UK has decided to send additional troops to Iraq, raising the number of British personnel in the country to around 600, according to media reports. The UK Defense Secretary Mi ...

Czech Police Officers to Begin Training Iraqi Counterparts

BAS News - 2017-08-27 16:02
ERBIL — The Czech military police has planned to send four military specialists to Iraq to train the Iraqi local police in September, military police commander Pavel Kříž told the Czech News Agency on Saturday. The four police personnel will join a missi ...

France to Grant a €430 Million Loan to Iraq

BAS News - 2017-08-26 21:19
ERBIL — France will grant a €430million loan to the Iraqi government, whose economy has been weakened by low oil prices and the ongoing fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS), the French Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday. Jean-Yves Le Drian, ...

UK Envoy Discussing Reactivation of Kurdistan Parliament with Gorran

BAS News - 2017-08-23 12:21
SULAYMANIYAH — British Ambassador to Iraq has met with the Change Movement (Gorran) to discuss the reactivation of Kurdistan Region parliament. On his official twitter account, Frank Baker said he had “fruitful” meeting with the party’s General Coordinat ...

Israel says plans to close broadcaster Jazeera’s offices

Waar Media - 2017-08-06 20:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Israel said on Sunday it planned to close the offices in the Jewish state of Al-Jazeera, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Arab satellite news broadcaster of incitement. Netanyahu had said on July 27 that he wanted Al-Jazeer ...

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 ...

Turkey set to open largest military camp in Somalia

Waar Media - 2017-08-04 13:34
WAAR-DUHOK: A Turkish military training camp is set to open in the Somali capital Mogadishu next month, the Somali defense minister said on Aug. 3. Abdirashid Abdullahi Mohamed said in a statement that the camp which had been under construction for the l ...