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Turkey Appoints New Special Envoy to Resolve Water Disputes with Iraq

Turkey Appoints New Special Envoy to Resolve Water Disputes with Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-07 12:36
ERBIL — The Turkish government has appointed a new special envoy to Iraq who will be responsible for resolving issues related to water sharing between the two countries, Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Deputy Foreign Minister Nizar al-Khairallah ...
Turkey Appoints New Special Envoy to Resolve Water Disputes with Iraq - BAS News

Three Kurds Nominated to Iraqi Embassies

BAS News - 2019-04-28 15:44
ERBIL — Three Kurdish figures are nominated to take offices as new ambassadors and consul generals of Iraq abroad. According to an official document by Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the candidates will be invited to an interview before being appoin ...

Peshmerga Delegation to Visit Baghdad, Discuss Budget

BAS News - 2019-04-16 14:59
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs will send a delegation to Baghdad next week for talks over the procedures of delivering Peshmerga’s budget designated by the Iraqi government. “The Ministry of Peshmerga plans to send a representat ...

Iraqi Shiite militias reject U.S. naming of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as terrorist group

E-Kurd - 2019-04-14 12:52
NAJAF, Iraq,— A group of Iraq’s Shi’ite militia groups said on Saturday that they strongly rejected the designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) as a terrorist organization by the United States. The groups, backed and trained by Teh ...

Iraq Considers Linking Iran, Syria Through Railway

BAS News - 2019-04-13 13:36
ERBIL - Iraq's Ministry of Transportation is reportedly working on a project proposed by Iran to link Tehran, Baghdad, and Damascus through a railway. Iraqi Republic Railways Company Chief Salib al-Hussaini reaffirmed resolving all obstacles and restrict ...

Iran Appoints News Ambassador to the UN

BAS News - 2019-04-09 16:21
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran has appointed a new envoy to the Untied Nations as tensions with the US rapidly increased. Tehran said on Tuesday that Majid Takht Ravanchi is appointed to serve as the new ambassador to the United Nations, state medi ...

New Batch of Russian T-90 Tanks Delivered to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-09 15:01
ERBIL — The Iraqi government announced on Tuesday that it has received another batch of T-90 battle tanks from Russia. This was the fourth shipment of the T-90s that Russia has delivered to the defense ministry of Iraq, according to Maj. Gen. Walid Khali ...

US Delivers Military Assistance to SDF: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-04-08 21:56
ERBIL - The US-led coalition has delivered new military convoys to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said on Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the military assistance included 700 ...

Amal Clooney To Lead Special Envoy on Growing Attacks on Media - Citizen Truth

Citizentruth - 2019-04-06 22:22

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 ...

Another Kurdish prisoner commits suicide in Turkey over Ocalan’s prison conditions

E-Kurd - 2019-04-06 03:58
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— More Kurdish prisoners in Turkey are ending their life to protest the isolation imposed on jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, Firat news agency reported. Political prisoner Mahsum Pamay jailed in Elazığ T Type Pris ...

New Zealand shooter to face 50 murder charges: Police

Waar Media - 2019-04-04 11:22
WAAR_DUHOK The man accused of carrying out last month’s terrorist attacks on two New Zealand mosques will face 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges, local police said on Thursday. He will be appearing at the High Court in Christchurch on Fri ...

Turkey says proposed working group to ease U.S. worries over Russian S-400s

Reuters - 2019-04-03 18:03
Turkey has proposed to the United States that they form a working group to determine that Russian S-400 missile defense systems do not pose a threat to U.S. or NATO military equipment, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday. ...

“Am I able to live in this destroyed city?” The exiled teacher who returned to Raqqa determined to protect the city’s youth from Daesh — meet Mona Freij

The Global Coalition - 2019-04-03 11:25
“Daesh raided our house,” says Mona Freij, 43, an activist, social worker and English teacher from the Syrian city of Raqqa. “God didn’t will that I die yet. I was able to get away and reached Turkey.” Article “Am I able to live in this destroyed city?” ...

New Orleans mayor to apologise for 1891 lynching of Italian-Americans

BBC - 2019-04-01 00:03
The 1891 killing of 11 Italian-Americans is thought to be the largest US lynching ever recorded. ...

Iraq Rejects Trump's Recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli Territory: Minister

BAS News - 2019-03-25 23:28
ERBIL - Iraq has strongly rejected US President Donald Trump's official proclamation to recognize the "occupied Syrian Golan Heights" as part of Israel, saying that Baghdad is opposed to Israel's "annexation" of the territory under any circumstances. "Ir ...

Denmark’s contribution to Iraq’s security and justice

The Global Coalition - 2019-03-22 18:54
Article Denmark’s contribution to Iraq’s security and justice Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Iran’s Rouhani meets Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani

E-Kurd - 2019-03-13 17:21
NAJAF,— Iran’s Hassan Rouhani met Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani in Iraq’s Najaf on Wednesday, an AFP photographer reported, in the first encounter between an Iranian president and the country’s chief Shiite cleric. Sistani famously called Iraqis to arms ag ...

The teacher who created a centre to help Iraq’s unemployed

The Global Coalition - 2019-03-11 11:19
Nihad, a teacher from Iraq, helps students towards entrepreneurship and community building. Article The teacher who created a centre to help Iraq’s unemployed Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Ministry of Finance: The Salaries Will Be Paid ‘in Full’ Tomorrow

Waar Media - 2019-03-09 16:01
WAAR_DUHOK KRG’s Ministry of Economy and Finance met and decided that the salaries will be paid ‘in full’ tomorrow. According to Waar reports, Ministry of Economy and Finance met today to discuss means of how implement PM Nechirvan Barzani’s decisions an ...

Syria's Idlib: Turkey, Russia Conclude Joint Patrols

BAS News - 2019-03-08 22:02
ERBIL - Turkey with its close friend Russia concluded patrols inside and outside of the Syrian city of Idlib on Friday. The operation was based on an agreement between the two countries which was signed in September last year, preventing the Syrian gover ...