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Egypt finalizes deal with Russia for first nuclear plant

Egypt finalizes deal with Russia for first nuclear plant

Waar Media - 2017-09-05 15:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian media say Egypt has finalized a deal to build a nuclear power plant with funding from Moscow after nearly two years of negotiations. The reports Monday came after Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi met with Russian President Vlad ...
Egypt finalizes deal with Russia for first nuclear plant - Waar Media

Kurdistan Parliament Session's Deferred over Regulation

BAS News - 2017-09-13 20:37
ERBIL— Due to an internal regulation, Kurdistan Parliament will reopen on Friday, not Thursday as it was scheduled. The legislative body is due to hold its first session after almost two years of being closed down over political differences. Speaking to ...

Kurdistan Parliament to Finally Resume Sessions Thursday

BAS News - 2017-09-10 18:25
ERBIL— After nearly two years of closure, Kurdistan Parliament will resume its ordinary sessions on Thursday, stated the High Referendum Council. The council met on Sunday and discussed the recent developments and reparations for the vote on independence ...

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 ...

Russia sees no significant threat from North Korea yet

Waar Media - 2017-09-04 13:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia monitors North Korea’s moves as it boosts its nuclear capabilities, however, Moscow does not see any significant threat for itself, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Monday. On Sunday, North Korea said that it had suc ...

Iraq Would Support Possible Extension of OPEC Deal

BAS News - 2017-09-01 21:39
BAGHDAD — Baghdad would support a decision to extend the deal with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other countries, aiming to cut the oil output, Iraqi Oil Minister, Jabbar Luaibi, said. The minister, who spoke to reporte ...

Dana Gas, Kurdistan Region settle long-standing dispute

KurdPress - 2017-08-31 09:31
The Kurdistan regional government (KRG) has agreed to pay the Pearl Petroleum consortium, which includes Sharjah-based Dana Gas and its parent Crescent Petroleum, after several years of arbitration, the parties announced Wednesday. ...

“Hope” Festival for disable people continues

ANHA - 2017-08-30 17:18
Afrin – The first “Hope” Festival will continue for people with special needs in Afrin canton, with speeches, Dabkas and folkloric dances. The first festival for disabled people started in Afrin canton in Afrin region under the slogan “I Can” organized by ...

IEA: OPEC Must Extend Cuts To Balance Oil Markets

Waar Media - 2017-08-16 15:00
WAAR-DUHOK: It has long been the suspicion of many oil market analysts that the U.S. shale industry was likely too nimble for OPEC to really hammer it into oblivion. That proved to be the case after two years of low prices – shale production came off fro ...

Egypt’s Moussa rejects calls to extend presidential terms

Waar Media - 2017-08-13 18:29
WAAR-DUHOK: The head of the panel that drafted Egypt’s 2014 constitution, possibly the most progressive in the country’s history, denounced calls to amend the charter on Saturday, saying in a carefully-worded statement that parliament should focus instea ...