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Turkey has no role in efforts to resolve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Turkey has no role in efforts to resolve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict - ARKA

France’s Macron Values Barzani’s Role in Anti-IS Efforts

BAS News - 2017-12-03 18:51
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron has highlighted Masoud Barzani’s crucial role especially in the international efforts to eradicate the Islamic State (IS), a Kurdish diplomat stated. Speaking to Kurdistan24, Ali Dolamari, Kurdistan Region’s Repre ...

PM Barzani Values Turkey’s Aid to Earthquake-Hit Areas of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-11-20 23:01
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has valued Turkey’s prompt action in sending aid to those affected by last week’s earthquake in Kurdistan Region. “Turkey was the first country to send humanitarian aid to Kurdistan Region as Hala ...

KRG’s PM: All articles of Iraqi constitution have to be implemented

Waar Media - 2017-11-20 20:59
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region’s top official on Monday criticized Baghdad for cherry-picking its implementation of the Iraqi Constitution. “Our efforts to launch dialogue and resolve issues peacefully with Baghdad continue,” the Prime Minister of the ...

Kurdistan says to respect Iraqi court decision banning secession

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:03
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdish authorities said on Tuesday they would accept a court decision prohibiting the region from seceding, signaling a new phase in efforts to restart stalled negotiations over its future. Iraq’s Kurds vote ...

Iraqi Kurds end parliament boycott in concession to Baghdad

FOX News - 2017-11-16 20:19
Iraq's Kurdish lawmakers have ended their boycott of the national parliament in an apparent concession to Baghdad after a prolonged military and political standoff following the controversial Kurdish independence vote in September. ...

KRG Pays Monthly Payments to Oil Producers in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-11-09 17:41
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region has paid its monthly payments to oil producers working in the region worth about $100 million, despite a sharp drop in the crude oil price and the political crisis facing the region. A source close to Kurdistan Regional Gover ...

Survey Conducted on US Presence, Role of Qassem Soleimani in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-11-09 16:09
ERBIL — A survey has been conducted in the Shi’ite militia-controlled cities in Iraq regarding the presence of the US military in the country and the role of Qassem Soleimani in supporting the Iraqi army. It is not clear what party has organized the surv ...

EU Parliament Calls on Iraqi Gov. to Respect Kurdistan’s Autonomy

BAS News - 2017-11-09 03:56
ERBIL — The European Parliament’s Delegation for relations in Iraq (DIQ) has urged Erbil and Baghdad to engage in dialogue “on the basis of the Iraqi Constitution and in recognition for the need of respect for autonomy in the Kurdistan Region”. “As Chair ...

KRG Ready to Resolve Issues with Baghdad Through Dialogue: PM

BAS News - 2017-11-06 13:15
The disputes between Erbil and Baghdad cannot be resolved by military, PM Barzani says ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani expressed Erbil’s willingness to engage in talks with Baghdad to resolve the pending i ...

UK Urges Erbil, Baghdad to Engage in Dialogue to Settle Issues

BAS News - 2017-10-30 15:42
UK Foreign Secretary pays tribute to Barzani’s role in the fight against IS ERBIL — The British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson spoke with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi o ...

Tillerson: No role for Assad in Syria’s future

Waar Media - 2017-10-27 07:33
WAAR-DUHOK: President Bashar al-Assad and his family have no role in the future of Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday ahead of peace talks aiming at a political transition scheduled to resume next month. Tillerson said that the ...

Barzani Gives Peshmerga Green Light to Fire in Kirkuk to Defend Only

BAS News - 2017-10-16 02:30
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Peshmerga forces, has ordered the Kurdish forces to not initiate a war in Kirkuk, but do not hesitate to open fire if came under attack. “President Barzani order ...

Kurdish Parties Call for Dialogue to Resolve Issues with Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-10-15 19:01
ERBIL — The major parties of Kurdistan Region, KDP and PUK, conducted on Sunday a successful meeting in which both parties emphasized on dialogue to resolve the issues with Baghdad peacefully. The Kurdish parties also refused any preconditions such as ca ...