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Iraq to open border to allow its refugees to return

Iraq to open border to allow its refugees to return

ANF - 2019-04-03 11:28
The Iraqi government said it is ready to reopen border to allow its citizens who fled DAESH and went to Northern and Eastern Syria to return. ...
Iraq to open border to allow its refugees to return - ANF

Dutch Government Forcing Yezidis to Return to Iraq: Reports

BAS News - 2019-05-02 13:07
ERBIL — The Netherlands has reportedly devised a new policy that forces the Kurdish Yezidi asylum seekers to return to Iraq and Kurdistan Region, claiming that the situation is calm now. Speaking to BasNews, Ari Jalal, head of Lutka Organization for Migr ...

US Increasing Troops in Iraq to Protect IS Leader Baghdadi: Iraqi Expert

BAS News - 2019-04-08 23:13
ERBIL - The United States' aim in increasing its forces in Iraq is to protect the top Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, an Iraqi expert was quoted as saying. Al-Maalomah news agency quoted Kazzem al-Haaj as claiming that Washington is tryin ...

Iran’s Khamenei urges Iraq to force out U.S. troops ‘as soon as possible’

E-Kurd - 2019-04-07 15:37
TEHRAN,— Iran’s top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iraq on Saturday to demand U.S. troops leave “as soon as possible”, during a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi that showed off Tehran’s strong influence in Baghdad despite U.S. pressure ...

Iran's Khamenei urges Iraq to ensure U.S. troops leave 'as soon as possible'

Gulan Media - 2019-04-07 02:14

Iran's Khamenei Wants US Forces Out of Iraq "as Soon as Possible"

BAS News - 2019-04-06 20:54
ERBIL - Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has urged the neighboring Iraq to ensure that the US forces will leave the country "as soon as possible", state media said on Saturday. The Iranian Supreme Leader made the comments during a meeting with Iraqi Pr ...

Iraq Generated over $6 Billion from March Oil Exports

BAS News - 2019-04-01 16:09
ERBIL — The oil exports from Iraq to the international market reached 104 million barrels in March, generating more than $6 billion for Baghdad, the oil ministry said on Monday. "Iraq's total exports of crude oil in March reached about 104.6 million barr ...

UN migration agency acknowledges protracted displacement in Iraq

Rûdaw - 2019-03-31 17:48
Remaining are "significant obstacles to return such as damage to houses ...

Washington Reaffirms Support to Iraq to Ensure IS is Fully Defeated: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-03-28 22:38
ERBIL - US has reaffirmed its prolonged commitment to coordinate with Iraq to ensure the Islamic State (IS) is fully defeated, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday. The US senior official made the remarks during a meeting with the Iraqi Parlia ...

EU-funded Programme in Iraq to Support Recovery, Stability Through Local Development

BAS News - 2019-03-28 15:21
BASRA (UNDP) — The European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) continue to work together to help the people of Iraq in their pursuit of recovery and stability. On 28 March 2019 ...

EU-funded programme launched in Iraq to support recovery and stability through local development [EN/AR/KU] - Iraq | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-03-28 13:14

Iraq to Appoint New Vice Presidents after Prolonged Dispute

BAS News - 2019-03-28 11:09
ERBIL — The positions of first and second vice presidents of Iraq are to be filled after months of political disputes that has left even the Iraqi government incomplete. MP Alia Nusaif said on Thursday that appointing the vice presidents is already overd ...

Northern and Eastern Syria responds to Damascus threats

ANF - 2019-03-19 13:20
Northern and Eastern Syrian Autonomous Administration Defense Bureau responded to the Damascus regime threats that they will “use force”. ...

Complying with OPEC Deal, Iraq Cuts Oil Exports to 3.5 Million bpd

BAS News - 2019-03-14 15:06
ERBIL — The Iraqi government said it has cut its oil exports to 3.5 barrels per day to comply with an OPEC deal. Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said that his country has the capacity of exporting 5 million bpd, but it will continue on lower average o ...

Women’s institutions in Northern and Eastern Syria come together

ANF - 2019-03-14 00:23
Women’s institutions in Northern and Eastern Syria are coming together to hold a meeting with the motto, “Build the free and democratic society with the unity of free women”. ...

SDF to return 20,000 detainees to Iraq in 'weeks or months': ICRC

Rûdaw - 2019-03-12 21:52
“The Iraqi government has expressed its will to bring those people back, but it’s obviously a challenging situation ...

Surrendering ISIS members want to return to “brother” Erdogan

ANF - 2019-03-06 14:46
Many ISIS members who surrendered to the SDF in Baxoz come from Turkic republics. They came to Syria over Turkey, and they want to return there. When asked why, they say “They are our brothers”. ...

Ankara to open border gate with Turkey-occupied Syria’s Kurdish Afrin next week: minister

E-Kurd - 2019-03-05 22:55
ANKARA,— A border gate between Turkey and Turkey-occupied northern Syria’s Kurdish Afrin region is ready and will be opened next week, Turkey’s Trade Minister was quoted by state media as saying on Tuesday, advancing a project aimed at speeding up aid an ...

8 March celebrations in Northern and Eastern Syria

ANF - 2019-03-05 17:14
Women from across Northern and Eastern Syria held events and actions in many places for the upcoming 8 March, World Women’s Day. ...

ISIS members: We came from Turkey, we want to return to Turkey

ANF - 2019-03-05 13:18
ISIS members who surrendered to the SDF yesterday in Baghouz, most of them from Turkic republics, said, “We came from Turkey, we want to return to Turkey.” ...