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Yazidi activist Nadia Murad meets with French FM Jean-Yves Le Drian

Yazidi activist Nadia Murad meets with French FM Jean-Yves Le Drian

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
PARIS,— Yazidi human rights activist, UN Goodwill Ambassador and Islamic State group IS survivor, Nadia Murad, met with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Paris to talk about the future of the Yazidi community in Shingal (Sinjar) as well as me ...
Yazidi activist Nadia Murad meets with French FM Jean-Yves Le Drian - E-Kurd

Kurdistan Region President meets with US Secretary of Defense

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-06 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani met with a senior American delegation headed by Secretary of Defense James Mattis in Erbil. According to the official website of the Kurdistan Region Presidency, P ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – August 30, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
Kurdistan security questions ‘suspicious’ transfer of Islamic State to Iraq border Erbil: Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s security body has many questions about the “suspicious” transfer of hundreds of Islamic State group IS militants from the Syria-Lebanon bor ...

Donald Trump rejects diplomacy with North Korea

Waar Media - 2017-08-31 14:04
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump said he was against talking with North Korea about its ballistic and nuclear missile programs. Taking to social media on Wednesday to deliver the message, Trump wrote on Twitter: “The US has been talking to North Kor ...

Yazidi boys forced to fight for IS still need psychological help

Brenda Stoter - 2017-08-30 02:00
Published on Al-Monitor on July 27, 2017 DAHUK, Iraqi Kurdistan — Majdal, a 14-year-old Yazidi teenager wearing a T-shirt, jeans and sneakers, looks like an ordinary boy but does not feel like one anymore. His childhood was destroyed when the Islamic Stat ...

US Diplomats, Military Officials Meet with Barzani in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-08-29 23:10
ERBIL — A number of US diplomatic and military envoys met on Tuesday with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani in Erbil to review the latest political and security developments. The delegation was headed by Douglas Silliman, the US ambassador to Ira ...

Oil prices dip as market grapples with hurricane damage

Waar Media - 2017-08-29 16:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Crude prices dipped on Tuesday as the market grappled with the shutdown of some 13 percent of refining capacity in the United States after a hurricane ripped through the heart of the country’s oil industry. The refinery closures helped push U ...

French ministers arrive in Erbil, meet Barzani ahead of referendum

KurdPress - 2017-08-27 13:39
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Defence Minister Florence Parly met with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region on Saturday August 26, weeks ahead of a planned referendum on independence of K ...

French FM to Barzani: France Will Be with Kurdistan in Peace and War

BAS News - 2017-08-26 21:04
ERBIL— French Foreign Minister on Saturday told Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani that his country will support the Kurdistan Region in peace and in war, according to a report by Kurdistan Region presidency. A high level French government delegat ...

French Defense, Foreign Ministers to Visit Erbil

BAS News - 2017-08-26 12:43
ERBIL — After they arrived in Baghdad earlier today, the French defense and foreign ministers are expected to visit Erbil to meet with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Defense Minister Florence Par ...

French Foreign, Defence Ministers to Visit Iraq

BAS News - 2017-08-25 20:51
ERBIL — French Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence are scheduled to arrive in Baghdad on Saturday before they visit Erbil. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Defence Minister Florence Parly are said to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-A ...

Turkish Foreign Minister Arrives in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-08-23 09:58
He is scheduled to visit Erbil as well ERBIL — The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday on an announced visit to discuss the issues on the agenda of the Turkey-Iraq relations. The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs a ...

Iraq seeks international help to investigate Islamic State crimes

Nadia Murad - 2017-08-17 19:12
Britain, international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and Nadia Murad, a woman from the Yazidi religious minority who was enslaved and raped by Islamic State fighters in Mosul, have been pushing Iraq to allow a U.N. inquiry. Read more on Reuters. ...