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Ambassador to Iran calls on Iraqis to be ‘cautious’ when visiting

Ambassador to Iran calls on Iraqis to be ‘cautious’ when visiting

Rûdaw - 2018-08-14 20:54
“The embassy calls on all Iraqis who travel to Iran to be cautious ...
Ambassador to Iran calls on Iraqis to be ‘cautious’ when visiting - Rûdaw

KRG PM Barzani receives British ambassador to Iraq for talks on latest development between Erbil and Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-09-13 08:58
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Wednesday the British Ambassador to Iraq Jon Wilks for talks on the latest political developments across the country. During the meeting, according to a press release by Barzani’s ...

KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani, Spanish ambassador to Iraq talk about strengthening bilateral ties

Waar Media - 2018-09-10 20:26
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Monday the Spanish ambassador to Iraq Juan José Escobar Stemmann for talks on bilateral ties. During the meeting, the Spanish envoy thanked the Kurdistan Region for hosting nearly ...

KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani receives Norwegian ambassador to Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-09-04 08:21
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani received on Monday the Norwegian ambassador to Jordan and Iraq, Tone Allers, to discuss the current political developments in the region and Iraq, including the first parliamentary session held on the day ...

Turkish ambassador to Iraq: No change to visa requirement for Iraqi citizens

Waar Media - 2018-08-30 10:26
WAAR-DUHOK: Fatih Yildiz, the Turkish Ambassador to Iraq, refuted reports of visa changes for Iraqis wanting to visit his country, but he is “sharing” Iraqi demands for the removal with Ankara. “I am receiving your questions regarding whether visa applic ...

Barzani Again Calls on Sides to Unite in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-08-16 23:37
ERBIL - It is time for all sides in the Kurdistan Region to review themselves and turn a new page, the president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, said on Thursday. Barzani made the remarks on the 72nd anniversary of his par ...

Turkish court rejects U.S. pastor's appeal, upper court yet to rule: lawyer

Reuters - 2018-08-16 05:05
One Turkish court has rejected an American Christian pastor's appeal to be released from house arrest and for his travel ban to be lifted, but an upper court is yet to rule on the appeal, his lawyer told Reuters on Wednesday. ...

Saudi Arabia Urges Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Syria on Respecting Kurd’s Rights

BAS News - 2018-08-15 23:50
ERBIL — A Saudi diplomat has urged Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Syria to give the Kurds their legitimate rights. Speaking to reporters from Moscow, Saudi Ambassador to Russia, Ra’id Bin Khalid, said that his country would support the Kurds to exercise their r ...

Turkish Court Rejects to Release American Pastor

BAS News - 2018-08-15 12:26
ERBIL - A Turkish court has rejected an appeal asking for the release of an American pastor who has been arrested in his house, a report said on Wednesday. American Christian pastor Andrew Brunson's lawyer told Reuters that the appeal is yet to be ruled ...

Iraqi Envoy Urges His People to Be "More Careful" When Visiting Iran

BAS News - 2018-08-15 10:38
ERBIL - Iraqi Ambassador to Tehranhas urged his fellow citizens to "be very careful" when during their visits in Iran amid the increased number of violations against Iraqis in the neighboring country, a report said. London based Al-Hayat newspaper cited ...

Conference to be Held in Erbil to Recognize Yezidis Massacre As Genocide

BAS News - 2018-08-15 01:24
ERBIL - A conference is set to be held in Erbil on Wednesday in hopes of recognizing the Yezidis massacres as a genocide, an official said. Hussein Qaidi, head of the Kurdistan Region’s office for Yezidi Abductees’ Affairs, told BasNews that various topi ...

Iraqi MP Calls on UN to Intervene in Iraq-Iran War Reparations

BAS News - 2018-08-12 20:53
ERBIL - An Iraqi MP has strongly criticized the country's government for "being soft on Iran" in reacting to Tehran's demands for the old Iraq-Iran war reparations, calling on the UN to intervene and decide which side should compensate the other. MP Faya ...

Kremlin: Putin to hold phone call with Macron on August 10

Waar Media - 2018-08-10 12:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold international phone calls on Friday, including with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, and also hold working meetings, particularly with the permanent members of the National Security Council, K ...

UN Expects Iraqi Future Government to be Free from Sectarianism

BAS News - 2018-08-09 00:14
ERBIL - The Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq, Ján Kubiš, has said that he is expecting the Iraqi future government to be free from sectarian partitioning, noting that its president also should be a strong o ...

Iraq Reluctant to Help Christians in Ninevah Plains Reconstruct Their Holy Sites

BAS News - 2018-08-07 21:58
ERBIL - Even though the Iraqi government had promised to allocate a total of IQD 51 billion from its 2017 budget bill for the reconstruction of the Christian churches and holy sites in the Ninevah plains, the decision is yet to be put into action, an off ...

KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani receives French, German representatives to Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-07-24 15:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani received on Monday the German Ambassador to Iraq Cyrill Nunn and French envoy to Baghdad Bruno Aubert for talks on the latest political developments in Iraq and the region. During the meeting where the tw ...

Iraqi ambassador to Russia: Baghdad will not agree to have US bases deployed in Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-07-23 16:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Baghdad will never agree to deploy US permanent military bases on the Iraqi territory, Iraqi Ambassador to Russia Haidar Mansour Hadi said in an interview with TASS, commenting on media reports. He said he knows nothing about the United State ...

Interfax: Russia ready to discuss Putin Washington visit

Waar Media - 2018-07-20 12:48
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia is ready to discuss a proposed new meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, Interfax news agency cited Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, as saying on Friday. The W ...