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Arab League Yet to Reach Consensus on Syria’s Membership: SG

Arab League Yet to Reach Consensus on Syria’s Membership: SG

BAS News - 2019-02-11 13:59
ERBIL — The Arab League said on Monday that a consensus was yet to be reached by its member states to allow the return of Syria to the league. Syria’s membership in the Arab League has been suspended since 2011 as the result of Damascus’s crackdown on th ...
Arab League Yet to Reach Consensus on Syria’s Membership: SG - BAS News

KDP, PUK Intensify Efforts to Reach Agreement on KRG Formation

BAS News - 2019-02-17 00:18
ERBIL - High-level delegates from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met on Saturday evening. Both sides making efforts to reach an agreement on the formation of the next cabinet in Erbil. Kurdistan 24 cited i ...

A Report on the Situation of Mozaffar Sekaanvand, Kurdish Political Prisoner: Illegal Exile of Kurdish Political Prisoner, without Permission to Visit and Furlough

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-16 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Mozaffar Sekaanvand Lakran, a Kurdish civilian from Maku who was arrested in 2012 and sentenced to 20 years in exile in Borazjan/Bushehr Province, has been illegally imprisoned since his transfer to exile. Mozaffar S ...

Trump to Declare Full Victory over IS in Syria in 24 Hours

BAS News - 2019-02-15 19:35
ERBIL - The US will announce the full victory over the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) in Syria within the next 24 hours, President Donald Trump said on Friday. "We have a lot of great announcements having to do with Syria and our success with the e ...

KDP, PUK Reach Consensus on Key Disputes in Govt’-Formation Talks

BAS News - 2019-02-15 14:31
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have reached a consensus over the key differences in their prolonged talks over the next government of Kurdistan Region. Senior delegations from both sides met again on F ...

Putin to Turkey and Iran: We must crush militants in Syria's Idlib

Reuters - 2019-02-14 17:43
Russian President Vladimir Putin told Turkey and Iran on Thursday he wanted them to devise a joint plan to wipe out what he called "a hotbed of terrorists" in Syria's Idlib region, an idea Moscow has so far tried and failed to sell to Ankara. ...

KDP and Change fail to reach agreement on the new government

Kurdiu - 2019-02-14 16:42

Arab official: No deal yet on Syria's return to Arab League

Gulan Media - 2019-02-11 14:42

Trump’s ‘Eyeball-to-Eyeball’ Orders to the Generals on Syria | The American Conservative

Theamericanconservative - 2019-02-11 03:00

SDF Preparing to Liberate Last Pocket from IS in Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-09 13:50
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is preparing for its final major offensive to liberate the last pockets from the Islamic State (IS) in the Syrian areas bordering Iraq. Following rapid territorial loss, IS is now in control of only ...

Iraq Officially Approves Another Int. Border Crossing in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-02-08 13:18
ERBIL — The Iraqi federal government has officially agreed to establish a new international border crossing between the Kurdistan Region and Iran. Kele border crossing is located near Qaladize in Sulaymaniyah province. It has been operating for years as ...

Pompeo, in Iraq, Seeks to Reassure Kurds on Syria Withdrawal

Nbcphiladelphia - 2019-02-07 23:46

Pompeo seeks to reassure Kurds on Syria pullout in surprise Iraq visit - Iraq - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-02-07 14:11

Italian PM to Visit Iraq on Wednesday: Source

BAS News - 2019-02-05 23:40
ERBIL - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is expected to pay a visit to Iraq on Wednesday, a source was quoted as saying. Talking to Shafaq News on condition of anonymity, the source pointed out that the Italian premier will discuss a number of issue ...

‘Return to Mosul’ – war-ravaged Mosul’s past and future on display in historic museum

The Global Coalition - 2019-02-05 00:56
‘Return to Mosul’ is being held at the Royal Hall, Mosul Museum from 29 Jan – 03 Feb. Article ‘Return to Mosul’ – war-ravaged Mosul’s past and future on display in historic museum Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Clarification Statement on false news circulating regarding the return of Peshmerga to Kirkuk

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-01-30 14:23
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawar Manda, Peshmerga Secretary General, shares a clarification statement regarding recent updates to the Kirkuk situation and the return of Peshmerga to those regions. The statement that has ...

Tight security ahead of Arab summit in Beirut

Waar Media - 2019-01-20 11:50
The Lebanese army beefed up security around Beirut on Sunday ahead of the fourth Arab Economic and Social Development Summit. Soldiers could be seen around the summit venue before the arrival of regional leaders. The meeting of Arab ministers has been ov ...

Iran Denies Links to Afghan Man Arrested over Espionage in Germany

BAS News - 2019-01-20 10:37
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran on Saturday denied any ties to an Afghan-German man who is held in Germany suspected of spying for Tehran. “While denying any link to this supposed individual ...we are not surprised to hear such news amid baseless se ...

Turkey to Open Four New Diplomatic Facilities in Iraq: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-01-18 20:51
ERBIL - Turkey is planning to open another four diplomatic facilities in Iraq this year, a Turkish official said on Friday. Spokesperson of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hami Aksoy said in a statement on Friday that Ankara will open the four ne ...

Iraq Rejects Forced Return of Refugees from the West

BAS News - 2019-01-13 11:27
ERBIL — Iraq’s new Minister of Displacement and Migration, Nawfal Baha Mousa, has rejected any forced return of Iraqi refugees from Europe, United States or any other country. Mousa made the remarks during his first statement after being appointed to the ...