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Ukraine fears Russia will use exercises next week to invade

Ukraine fears Russia will use exercises next week to invade - BBC

Macron: France Won’t Stand Against Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-19 20:49
ERBIL — President Emmanuel Macron of France said on Tuesday that his country will not oppose to Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for next week. Speaking to reporters on the sideline of the UN’s General Assembly in New York, Macron how ...

By new term, 16 thousand teachers teach in Cizîre region

ANHA - 2017-09-13 14:52
1,950 schools opened in Cizîre(al-Jazeera) region to receive the students of elementary and preparatory levels in the new term, and the syllabuses of Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) will be taught, in addition to teaching the native language fo ...

Ukraine’s New Diplomatic Battlefronts: U.S. Weapons, UN Peacekeepers

International Crisis Group - 2017-09-13 12:42
The front lines between the Ukrainian army and Moscow-backed forces in eastern Ukraine may be static but see frequent and violent firefights. Diplomatic manoeuvering over new U.S. lethal weapons for Kyiv risks aggravating the conflict and Russia’s UN pea ...

Moscow Will Assess Results of Kurdistan’s Referendum: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-09 11:19
ERBIL — Russian deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Friday that Moscow will assess the outcome of Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum after it happens. Bogdanov said that Russia will assess the results of Kurdistan’s independence refe ...

Russia Will Play Important Role in Revival of KRG’s Economy: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-06 14:01
ERBIL — Now that the Islamic State (IS) cannot pose a direct threat to the Kurdistan Region, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is putting the utmost efforts into reviving and reforming its economy. The initiatives, led by KRG Prime Minister Nechirv ...

Iraqi Kurdistan pays $1 billion to UAE’s Dana Gas, partners

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
LONDON,— Iraq’s Kurdistan region will immediately pay $1 billion to UAE-based Dana Gas and its partners to settle a long-running London court case, the two sides said on Wednesday. The full and final settlement of the $2.24 billion case is the latest eff ...

Shi'ite Militias Preparing for Hawija Operation: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-09-01 12:41
ERBIL— The Shi'ite Hashd al-Shaabi forces will participate in the battle to liberate Hawija (60 km southwest of Kirkuk) and have already launched coordination with the Iraqi Army for the imminent offensive, said a spokesperson for the paramilitary forces ...

US orders Russia to close consulate and two annexes

Waar Media - 2017-09-01 01:37
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia has been ordered to close its San Francisco consulate and two trade missions in response to “unwarranted” Russian action, the US has said. The consulate, and annexes in New York and Washington, must close by Saturday. The US state depa ...

Russia And Saudi Arabia Plan To Extend Outputs Cuts Through June

Waar Media - 2017-08-29 16:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Oil producers in Russia and Saudi Arabia are pushing to extend the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) production cuts until June of next year, according to a new report by The Wall Street Journal. The deal, which lowers the ...

Iran-Turkey-Russia kick off Syria talks in Tehran

KurdPress - 2017-08-09 10:22
Representatives from Iran, Russia and Turkey - guarantor powers in the Astana talks - kicked off the sixth round of a high-level trilateral meeting in Tehran, in a bid to reach a consensus on de-escalation zones in Syria, on Aug. 8. ...