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Saudi Arabia ‘Regrets’ its Inclusion on EU Blacklist

Saudi Arabia ‘Regrets’ its Inclusion on EU Blacklist

Waar Media - 2019-02-14 13:35
WAAR_DUHOK Saudi Arabia on Thursday voiced its “regret” over its inclusion on the EU’s revised list of countries considered to be “high risk” in terms of terrorism financing and money laundering. “Saudi Arabia notes with regret the European Commission’s ...
Saudi Arabia ‘Regrets’ its Inclusion on EU Blacklist - Waar Media

Peshmerga Sec-General in a press release: “We are waiting for the lines between Peshmerga and Iraqi Forces to be decided before we return to the conflicted areas”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-03-12 23:02
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On March 6, 2019, Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawar (Peshmerga Secretary General) released in a press statement, “ISIS is extremely weak in Iraq and is on the path to be eliminated in Syria. Nonetheless, tiny ISIS pocket ...

US Warns Turkey of “Grave Consequences” on Purchase of Russian S-400

BAS News - 2019-03-09 13:46
ERBIL — The United States has warned Turkey of “grave consequences” should it proceed with purchasing Russian S-400 Air Defense System. “If Turkey takes the S-400, there would be grave consequence in terms of our military relationship, and the Patriots a ...

The EU’s humanitarian assistance in Iraq

The Global Coalition - 2019-03-07 13:07
Article The EU’s humanitarian assistance in Iraq Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

PUK To Determine Its Nominee For the Parliament Presidency

Waar Media - 2019-03-06 16:55
WAAR_DUHOK PUK is expected to meet in the next 24 hours, and determine its candidate for the parliament presidency. “PUK politburo is expected to meet to discuss the details of the previous agreement with KDP, and determine its candidate for the parliame ...

Barzani on Bernard Dorin’s Passing: He Was a Friend of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-02-23 15:25
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region has expressed condolences on the passing of French diplomat and former ambassador Bernard Dorin. Barzani has sent condolences in a message to the family of Dorin, according to his ...

IS Executes Six Iraqi Abductees on Borders with Saudi Arabia

BAS News - 2019-02-19 21:29
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) militants have executed six Iraqi abductees at the border areas with Saudi Arabia, police reported on Tuesday. According to a statement by Ahmed Dilemi, a police officer from Anbar province, the six individuals were kidnapp ...

No Room for Iran in China-Pakistan Economic Cooperation

Waar Media - 2019-02-18 11:04
WAAR_DUHOK Pakistan is not in a position to entertain Iran’s desire to join the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project due to strong opposition from its longtime allies, the United States, and Saudi Arabia, local analysts rec ...

Saudi Denies Bin Salman’s Bid to Buy Man Utd

Waar Media - 2019-02-18 11:04
WAAR_DUHOK Saudi Arabia has denied reports that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was planning to buy Premier League giants Manchester United. “Reports claiming that HRH the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman intends on buying Man Utd are completely false,” ...

Iran singles out UAE and Saudi Arabia in latest comments about Baluchestan terror

Seth Frantzman - 2019-02-17 14:40
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Iran has singled out the UAE and Saudi Arabia, as well as the usual comments attacking the US and Israel, in its comments after an attack […] ...

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on travel to Lebanon

Waar Media - 2019-02-14 10:51
WAAR_DUHOK Riyadh has lifted a year-old ban on travel to Lebanon by Saudi nationals, the kingdom’s ambassador to Beirut announced Wednesday. At a press conference, Ambassador Walid Bukhari attributed the decision to lift the ban to what he described as i ...

Putin, Erdogan and Rouhani to discuss Syrian settlement in Sochi on February 14

TASS - 2019-02-14 08:15
Among main topics on the agenda are the formation of the Syrian constitutional committee and the situation in Idlib and in Kurdish territories in Syria's north-east ...

EU Adds Saudi Arabia to ‘Dirty Money’ Blacklist

Waar Media - 2019-02-13 14:02
WAAR_DUHOK The European Commission on Wednesday added Saudi Arabia to a blacklist of countries that pose a threat due to failing to crack down on money-laundering and terrorist financing. “The aim of this list is to protect the EU financial system by bet ...

The Lebanese Author Joumana Haddad Acknowledges a Kurdish Author

Waar Media - 2019-02-13 13:08
WAAR_DUHOK “Thank to my Dear friend the Kurdish author and translator Ahmed Jassim for his notable efforts in translating my book “Qafas” into the rich Kurdish language,” published Jumana on her official Facebook page. Jumana Haddad is considered to be o ...

Israeli Firms Face UN Blacklist for Settlement Business

Waar Media - 2019-02-12 13:52
WAAR_DUHOK A number of Israeli and international companies are facing the risk of inclusion on a UN blacklist for doing business in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, Israeli daily Yediot Ahronoth said Tuesday. The companies threatened with i ...

Congress poised to push back at Trump on Saudi Arabia, Syria | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-02-11 13:15

Saudi Arabia 'curtailed' Jamal Khashoggi murder probe - UN expert

BBC - 2019-02-08 02:09
An early UN report on the journalist's murder says the Saudis blocked access to the crime scene. ...

US lawmaker questions arms sales to Saudi-UAE coalition in Yemen | Saudi Arabia News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-02-07 15:26

IS to be Fully Defeated in Syria Soon: US Official

BAS News - 2019-01-29 22:29
ERBIL - Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday that the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) will lose its final bits of territories in Syria, noting that the insurgents wou still stay as a threat to the US. "I'd say 99.5 percent pl ...

EU urges UK to ‘clarify intentions’ on Brexit deal

Waar Media - 2019-01-16 14:28
The European Commission president on Tuesday urged the U.K. to “clarify its intentions” on Brexit deal as soon as possible and said the “time is almost up”. “The risk of a disorderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom has increased with this evening’s vote ...