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Erbil Ready to Strengthen Ties with Moscow in Many Areas: PM Barzani

Erbil Ready to Strengthen Ties with Moscow in Many Areas: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-04-15 23:10
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani showed Erbil's readiness to further strengthen ties with Moscow in various areas, including trading, agriculture, electricity, and tourism. The Kurdish premier made the remarks during a meeting with Russia's ...
Erbil Ready to Strengthen Ties with Moscow in Many Areas: PM Barzani - BAS News

Baghdad, Riyadh Agree on Security, Intelligence Cooperations

BAS News - 2019-04-19 12:19
ERBIL — The Iraqi government and Saudi Arabia have reached an agreement to strengthen ties and cooperation in security and intelligence affairs. The deal is part of 13 agreements a high-level Iraqi delegation, led by Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, sign ...

Kurdistan Ready to Develop Ties with Qatar: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-04-18 00:34
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani has shown Erbil's willingness to further strengthen its ties with Qatar, according to a statement by the premier's office. PM Barzani made the remarks during a meeting with Charge d'Affaires of Qatar's embass ...

Turkey Backs Iran on US-Imposed Sanctions

BAS News - 2019-04-17 14:06
ERBIL — Turkey supports Iran against the sanctions Washington has imposed on Tehran, seeing the move as “wrong”, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. Cavusoglu made the remarks during a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart, Moha ...

China Willing to Improve Ties with Kurdistan, Invites PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-04-16 23:37
ERBIL - As China is willing to further strengthen its relations with the Kurdistan Region, the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) has invited Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani to visit the Asian country. A delegation from China visited the Kurdish prem ...

PM Barzani Thanks Germany for Prolonged Support

BAS News - 2019-04-16 22:24
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani has reiterated his government's gratitude to Germany for its prolonged support to the region in hard times by providing Erbil with humanitarian and military aid. Barzani made the remarks during a meeting with ...

Czech Republic Invites KRG to Open Representation Office in Prague

BAS News - 2019-04-15 14:03
ERBIL — A delegation from the government of Czech Republic visits Erbil to discuss closer ties and invite the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to open its representation office in Prague. Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and Consular Affairs of Czech ...

US 'urged MBS to cut ties' with aide linked to Khashoggi murder | News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-04-12 23:07

Former Commander Reveals Turkey's Close Ties with ISIS in Syria

Mintpressnews - 2019-04-12 15:22

Iraq’s Interior Ministry Describes Ties with Kurdistan as “Very Good”

BAS News - 2019-04-12 12:29
ERBIL — Spokesperson of Iraqi Interior Ministry, Saad Maan, said the coordinations with counterpart in Kurdistan Region are at a “very good” level. Maan explained in an interview with Kurdistan 24 that Erbil and Baghdad maintain close relations especiall ...

Iraqi Plane Encounters Technical Problems while Landing in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-04-11 22:01
ERBIL - An Iraqi passenger plane failed on Thursday to conduct a normal landing in the Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil due to a technical issue, Iraqi reports said, pointing out that the aircraft flew above the city for one hour. The plane was coming fr ...

Iraq Ready to Try IS Prisoners Held in Syria for Multi-billion Dollar Fee

BAS News - 2019-04-11 01:27
ERBIL - Iraq has showed readiness to try tens of thousands of Islamic State (IS) prisoners held in neighboring Syria by the US-backed Kurdish forces, with Iraqi officials seeking a multi-billion dollar fee in return, reports revealed on Wednesday. Accord ...

Iranian MPs Go to Parliament in IRGC Uniform to Condemn US Decision

BAS News - 2019-04-09 10:52
ERBIL — A group of Iranian lawmakers and the speaker went to the legislative on Monday in Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) uniforms after the US designated the forces as a “foreign terrorist organization”. The lawmakers entered the assembly chan ...

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 ...

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 ...

Masrour Barzani Calls for a Settlement that Protects Rights of Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2019-04-04 16:22
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani reiterated the calls for a peaceful settlement to the Syrian crisis so to protect the rights and safety of the Kurds in the country. Barzani made the remark during a meeting w ...

Saudi to Open New Consulates in Iraq: Minister

BAS News - 2019-04-04 00:39
ERBIL - Saudi Arabia is expected to open four new consulates in Iraq, the Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment, Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi, revealed on Wednesday. Qasabi made the remarks during a joint press conference with Iraqi Oil Minister Samr ...

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 ...

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 ...

KRG Should Consider Greater Investment in Tourism Sector: PM

BAS News - 2019-03-17 12:15
ERBIL — Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said that Kurdistan Region has the potential to invest and gain greater national revenue from its tourism sector. Barzani made the point during a speech while opening the Middle East Tourism Expo in Erbil with doz ...