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Iran: Abadi’s visit to Tehran non scheduled in agenda

Iran: Abadi’s visit to Tehran non scheduled in agenda

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 13:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Conflicting with reports of a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to Tehran, Iran’s foreign ministry on Sunday denied any scheduled visit. Bahram Gasemi, the spokesperson for Iran’s foreign ministry, said he had not received any off ...
Iran: Abadi’s visit to Tehran non scheduled in agenda - Waar Media

Leaders from Abadi’s Coalition Nominate Falih Fayaz for Premiership

BAS News - 2018-08-31 20:16
ERBIL — Several leaders from the Nasr (Victory) Coalition, which is led by Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi, has reportedly nominated National Security Advisor and former Hashd al-Shaabi leader, Falih Fayaz, for premiership. According to a statement ...

Abadi Urges Election Winners to Rush in Forming Largest Bloc

BAS News - 2018-08-19 21:43
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on President Fuad Masum on Sunday to ask the parliament to hold the first session as the May parliamentary election’s outcome has already been ratified. Abadi has also urged the winners of the vote to r ...

Turkish jets target Shingal

Waar Media - 2018-08-16 14:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Only a day after Iraqi premier Haider al-Abadi’s visit to Ankara, Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes in Shingal area. The strike reportedly targeted a checkpoint belonging to the armed forces affiliated with the Kurdistan Worker’s Party ...

Turkish Jets Strike Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-08-15 23:50
ERBIL — Only a day after Iraqi premier Haider al-Abadi’s visit to Ankara, Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes in Sinjar area. The strike reportedly targeted a checkpoint belonging to the armed forces affiliated with the Kurdistan Worker’s Party. A l ...

Iraqi PM Abadi meets Erdogan in Ankara

Waar Media - 2018-08-14 17:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived on Tuesday in Ankara to discuss bilateral relations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to a statement from Abadi’s office, the Iraqi premier is expected to discuss a range o ...

Baghdad to Respect US Dollar Ban on Iran "Only"

BAS News - 2018-08-13 20:40
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Monday that his country would not fully commit to the US sanctions against Iran, but would only respect the dollar ban in transactions with Iran. "I did not say we abide by the sanctions, I said we abi ...

Abadi Cancels Visit to Tehran: Statement

BAS News - 2018-08-12 17:27
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi cancelled his visit to Iran, his office said on Sunday evening, adding that he will head to Turkey as planned. Earlier on Saturday, an Iraqi official who spoke on anonymity condition had claimed that the Iraqi premier wou ...

Abadi cancels visit to sanctions-hit Iran

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 16:56
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi cancels a visit to Iran, his press office says, days after Baghdad announced it would comply with US sanctions against Tehran. Abadi will still go ahead with a planned visit to Turkey on Tuesday but has sc ...

Abadi to visit Turkey, Iran amid US tensions

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 01:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will visit neighbours Turkey and Iran next week, as the US issues new sanctions on Tehran and amid Washington’s “economic war” with Ankara. “[Abadi] will head to Turkey on Tuesday and Iran on Wednesday to ...

Abadi's Alliance Delegation to Visit Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-08-11 19:48
ERBIL - A delegation from the Iraqi Victory Alliance, led by Haider al-Abadi is expected to visit the Kurdistan Region in a near future to discuss the formation of the Iraqi future government, an Iraqi official said on Saturday. Riyaz Tamimi, a leader of ...

How Turkey’s Ties to the West May Survive the Syrian War

International Crisis Group - 2018-08-08 18:46
Crisis Group's Middle East & North Africa Program Director Joost Hiltermann participated in the 2018 Körber Policy Game, designed to explore possible outcomes in the event of a crisis between Turkey and the West in Syria. While the exercise underscored m ...

Erdogan to make state visit to Germany in late September

Waar Media - 2018-08-08 00:38
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will conduct an official state visit to Germany on September 28-29, the German presidency confirmed on Tuesday. The Turkish president will meet with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, with militar ...

UN Sends Investigators to Probe IS Crimes in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-08-07 16:21
ERBIL (UNAMI) — On 6 August 2018, the United Nations Special Adviser & Head of the Investigative Team for Accountability of Dae’sh / ISIL crimes, Mr. Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, will commence an eight-day visit to the Republic of Iraq. The Special Advisor was ...