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Assad to Visit Baghdad; Iraq Uncomfortable: Reprot

Assad to Visit Baghdad; Iraq Uncomfortable: Reprot

BAS News - 2019-04-04 13:06
ERBIL — The President of the Syrian regime, Bashar al-Assad is reportedly set to visit Baghdad in late in April or early May, reports by the Iraqi media claimed. Iraqi authorities, however, are uncomfortable with the possible visit as it could bring more ...
Assad to Visit Baghdad; Iraq Uncomfortable: Reprot - BAS News

Iraq’s oil exports rose to 3.466 million bpd in April: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-05-01 20:31
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s oil exports rose to 3.466 million barrels per day (bpd) in April from 3.377 million bpd the previous month, a statement from the oil ministry said. Exports from the southern Basra oilfields rose to 3.354 million bpd from 3.254 million bp ...

Iraqi Shi’ite Militias Deployed to Iran Kill Two Kurds

BAS News - 2019-05-01 14:20
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have reportedly killed two Kurdish men in northwest Iran, where they are stationed since last week. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights reported on 23rd April that around 60 militiamen of Hashd al-Shaabi ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Preparing to Establish New Party

BAS News - 2019-04-27 13:45
ERBIL — Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi is reportedly working to lay the ground for establishing a new political party to represent the country’s Sunni Arabs on the forefront of the political competitions. Citing an Iraqi lawmaker from the ...

Iraqi Forces Don't Allow Kurdish Party to Open Headquarters in Diyala: Official

BAS News - 2019-04-19 22:51
ERBIL - The Iraqi forces have prevented the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) from opening a headquarter in the Qara Tapa district, northern Diyala province, an official confirmed. Talking to BasNews, Mohammed Omer, a PUK representative in the area, exp ...

Iraq offers to try all Islamic State foreigners for a fee: officials

E-Kurd - 2019-04-11 00:29
BAGHDAD,— Iraq has offered the US-led coalition to put hundreds of accused foreign Islamists on trial in Baghdad in exchange for millions of dollars, three government sources have told AFP. Western countries have been rocked by fierce public debate over ...

Iraqi Prime Minister to Visit Erbil: Report

BAS News - 2019-04-08 15:57
ERBIL — The Prime Minister of Iraq, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, is expected to visit Kurdistan Region’s capital in the near future, according to a report. The premier enjoys a huge support from the leading Kurdish political parties who hope that under his leadersh ...

Erdogan to Visit Moscow to Discuss S-400s Deal with Putin

BAS News - 2019-04-07 23:08
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to visit Moscow on Monday for talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the controversial deal of S-400 missile defense system. The expected visit comes while Ankara's determination o ...

Iraq receives six F-16 fighter jets from U.S.: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-04-07 21:26
BAGHDAD,— Iraq has received a new batch of F-16 fighter jets from the U.S., the Defense Ministry said on Saturday. Iraqi Ministry of Defense said in a brief statement on Twitter that six F-16 jets landed in Balad Airbase, northern Baghdad. The arrival of ...

Iran Ready to Expand Economic Ties with Iraq: Rouhani

BAS News - 2019-04-06 20:54
ERBIL - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Tehran is ready to expand its gas and electricity deals with neighboring Iraq, state media reported. Rouhani met with Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi who is in Iran for a two-day trip. "The plans t ...

Saudis open consulate in Iraq for the first time in nearly 30 years

E-Kurd - 2019-04-05 11:06
BAGHDAD,— Iraq says Saudi Arabia has opened a consulate in Baghdad for the first time in nearly 30 years in a sign of improving ties. The consulate, which will issue visas to Iraqis, was opened during a two-day visit by a delegation headed by the Saudi m ...

French Forces to Withdraw from Iraq and Syria: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-04-04 22:59
ERBIL - The French forces, who alongside the other US-led coalition forces, were combatting the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, will withdraw from the region, French army spokesperson Patrick Steiger revealed on Thursday. Talking to reporters, Stei ...

Bridge between rivals? Iraq PM to visit Iran and Saudi Arabia

Rûdaw - 2019-04-03 20:53
"We don’t want to build on disputes" ...

12 Amazing Mountains You’ll Want To Visit

Waar Media - 2019-04-01 18:43
WAAR_DUHOK Mauna Kea In Hawaii, you can find the Mauna Kea that stands 4200 meters tall. It’s truly a beautiful thing to watch, and it’s in Hawaii – that should be reason enough to go there. Ras Dashen This mountain is the biggest one in Ethiopia and it’ ...

An official delegation from Baghdad to visit the Kurdistan region soon

Kurdiu - 2019-04-01 03:34

KRG Spares No Efforts to Facilitate the Return of IDPs, Syrian Refugees

BAS News - 2019-03-31 21:35
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) would make every effort to facilitate the return of the IDPs and Syrian refugees to their places of origin, PM Nechirvan Barzani said on Sunday. The Kurdish premier made the remarks during a meeting in Erbi ...

Japan’s further contribution to displaced people in Iraq

The Global Coalition - 2019-03-29 12:51
Article Japan’s further contribution to displaced people in Iraq Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

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 ...

Bashar al-Assad to Visit Iraq: Report

BAS News - 2019-03-19 11:02
ERBIL - President of the Syrian regime Bashar al-Assad is expected to pay a visit to neighboring Iraq in the near future, a report said on Tuesday. Al-Diyar, a Lebanese newspaper close to the regime of Assad, cited Syrian political sources as saying that ...

Syrian Regime Threatens US-backed Kurdish Forces

BAS News - 2019-03-18 20:24
ERBIL - The Syrian regime has threatened the US-backed Kurdish forces with military defeat if the Washington's Kurdish allies did not agree to a return of a state authority. President of the Syrian regime Bashar al-Assad is reportedly seeking the retake ...

Iraq to Assist Kurdistan in Developing Tourism Sector: Minister

BAS News - 2019-03-17 23:15
ERBIL - Iraq will support the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in developing the tourism sector as Erbil is making efforts to make big advancements in this regard, Iraqi Minister of Culture Abdul-Amir Hamdani said on Sunday. "The federal government is ...