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Putin warns of ‘global catastrophe’ in N. Korea impasse

Putin warns of ‘global catastrophe’ in N. Korea impasse

Waar Media - 2017-09-05 12:55
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Tuesday of a global “catastrophe” unless a diplomatic solution is reached over North Korea, rejecting US calls for further sanctions on Pyongyang as useless. Putin’s comments appeared to draw the lines ...
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Yezidi Official Calls for Liberation of Yezidis in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-09-21 15:56
ERBIL — KRG’s office for Yezidi Abductees' Affairs, called on the Iraqi forces participating in Hawija assault to consider the rescue of Yezidi abductees held by Islamic State (IS) in the city. Hussein Qaidi, the head of the office, told BasNews that a l ...

Rosneft, KRG to build pipeline to export gas to Turkey, Europe

Waar Media - 2017-09-18 13:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft signed a deal with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to invest in gas pipelines in the region. Rosneft is expanding its investments to gas by agreeing to fund a natural gas pipeline in Kurdistan, Rosn ...

Abadi Invites Kurdistan for Further Negotiations over Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-12 21:00
ERBIL — As Kurds insist on their plan to hold the independence referendum on time, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called for a new round of talks over the political disputes between Erbil and Baghdad. During his weekly press conference in Baghd ...

News of a massacre in Deir ez-Zor by regime

ANHA - 2017-09-11 15:46
ALEPPO- Activists reported the killing of 15 civilians in Deir ez-Zor after the Russian air strikes on the city. The Syrian warplanes launched several raids targeting the area of the Panorama Square in Deir ez-Zor, accompanied by violent clashes between D ...

[In Pictures] Festival in Support of Kurdistan Referendum in Oslo

BAS News - 2017-09-09 19:39
ERBIL— Hundreds of Kurdish diaspora in Europe gathered on Saturday in Oslo, Norway, to attend a festival organized for supporting the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region. The Kurds, from Iran, Turkey, Iraq and Syria, all holding Kurdistan fla ...

Moscow: ISIS ‘minister of war’ killed in Russian airstrike

Waar Media - 2017-09-08 13:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia claimed Friday to have killed several top commanders of ISIS group in an airstrike in Syria, including the so-called Emir of Deir Ezzor and the “Minister of War”. “As a result of a precision airstrike of the Russian air forces in the v ...

Donald Trump is not my bride, and I’m not his groom, says Putin

Waar Media - 2017-09-05 12:55
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian president Vladimir Putin has refrained from making any criticism of Donald Trump, saying that the US leader is “not my bride”. Speaking at a news conference, Mr Putin dismissed a question on whether he was disappointed in Mr Trump, or ...

China rejects possibility of military intervention in North Korea

Waar Media - 2017-09-04 13:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Beijing is firmly committed to peaceful methods of resolving the situation on the Korean Peninsula and rejects any steps aimed at exerting military pressure on North Korea, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang said at a briefing on ...

UN Calls for Pause of Airstrikes in Raqqa for Civilian Evacuation

BAS News - 2017-08-25 00:06
ERBIL — The United Nations (UN) called on the US-led coalition to pause airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, in order to give civilians a chance to escape. The UN call came on Thursday, after several reports were released, saying ...

Official Calls for Deploying More Peshmerga Troops in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2017-08-18 13:43
ERBIL— There is a security vacuum in the borders of Khanaqin, 140 km northeast of Baghdad, and to overcome the situation, further Peshmerga forces from the Kurdistan Region should be deployed in the area, stated a political leader on Friday. Nearly 700 I ...

Sunbathing in Siberia: Vladimir Putin’s summer holiday – in pictures

Waar Media - 2017-08-06 17:14
WAAR-DUHOK: See the Russian president fish, swim and dive. Marvel at his kayaking prowess, his muscular physique and intimate knowledge of fungi. The post Sunbathing in Siberia: Vladimir Putin’s summer holiday – in pictures appeared first on WAARmedia. ...