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Global steel demand to rise 1.3% in 2019: Forecast

Global steel demand to rise 1.3% in 2019: Forecast

Waar Media - 2019-04-17 12:45
WAAR_DUHOK The World Steel Association (Worldsteel) projected global steel demand will rise 1.3% in 2019, compared to the previous year in a report on Tuesday. “Worldsteel forecasts global steel demand will reach 1.73 billion tons in 2019,” said the grou ...
Global steel demand to rise 1.3% in 2019: Forecast - Waar Media

Global energy investments rise by $1B after 3 year fall

Waar Media - 2019-05-14 18:37
WAAR_DUHOK Global energy investments increased by $1 billion year on year to $1.84 trillion last year after three years of decline, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday. “More spending on oil, gas and coal supply was offset by lower spen ...

Kurdistan PM Discusses Politics, Security with Coalition

BAS News - 2019-04-24 01:04
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the Deputy Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat Islamic State Ambassador William Roebuck on Tuesday for talks on a number of political and security issues in the region. During ...

Mosul Dam Close to Overflow: Warning for Tigris Bank

BAS News - 2019-04-24 00:05
ERBIL - Authorities in Mosul have urged people living in the surrounding areas to evacuate from their houses while the dam is being discharged. The Mosul Dam directorate said in a statement on Tuesday evening that the residents who live near the Tigris R ...

Iran Lists CENTCOM as Terrorist

BAS News - 2019-04-23 16:05
ERBIL — The Iranian parliament passed a bill on Tuesday to designate US Central Command (CENTCOM) as “terrorist” organisation, local media said. The move was a tit-for-tat measure after Washington announced it will include Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Gu ...

“Turkey wants to occupy more areas in northern Syria”

ANF - 2019-04-22 16:44
Co-chair of the Kobanê People's Council, Merwa Dirêi, says that the policy of the Turkish state against the Kurds is not new and that Ankara's Neo-Ottoman policy is meant to occupy more areas in northern Syria. ...

Kurds to address European bodies in Brussels

ANF - 2019-04-22 15:24
Kurds and allies are to address European bodies that have remained silent against the isolation and the hunger strikes in Brussels. ...

Early goals condemn Erbil to 2-1 defeat in Iraqi Premier League

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-18 16:51

Finnish contingent’s work in Iraq

The Global Coalition - 2019-04-17 15:29
The Finnish crisis management contingent in Iraq continues its training mission in 2019. The contingent is tasked to support the multinational operation, Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), led by the United States, to defeat the Daesh organisation. Traini ...

Iranian Parliament Labels US Forces in Middle East as "Terrorists"

BAS News - 2019-04-17 02:00
ERBIL - Iranian Parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill on Tuesday to label the US troops in the Middle East as terrorists, only a day after Washington's decision of recognizing the Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) took effect. The bill was int ...

بانکێکی ئیتاڵی بەبڕی 1.3 ملیار دۆلار له‌لایه‌ن ئەمریکاوه‌ سزادرا

SharPress - 2019-04-16 23:00
بانکێکی ئیتاڵی بەبڕی 1.3 ملیار دۆلار له‌لایه‌ن ئەمریکاوه‌ سزادرا ...

Iran: 40 Year Under a Regime of Destruction

Kurdistantribune - 2019-04-15 17:01
By Arian Mufid: Iran’s mullah’s and their despotic regime are celebrating forty years on power. When the Shah of Iran left Iran in 1978 and handed over to Shahpoor Bhaktiar, it was a final concession made to stop Iran’s destruction. Ayatollah Khomeini was ...

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 ...

Sudan forces attempt to break up sit-in outside army HQ

Waar Media - 2019-04-15 13:31
WAAR_DUHOK Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) reportedly attempted on Monday to break up a sit-in staged by protesters outside the army headquarters in Khartoum. Military bulldozers moved to remove roadblocks erected by protesters near the headquarters b ...

Why Manchester United need to make sweeping changes in the summer

Waar Media - 2019-04-14 10:39
WAAR_DUHOK Manchester United‘s sluggish performance to eke out a 2-1 victory over West Ham United on Saturday reiterated the notion that the recent upheaval in their performances was merely a flash in the pan, and the deep rot that has set within the ran ...

SDF Hands 25 Yezidis to Rescue Office in Syria

BAS News - 2019-04-13 18:17
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has handed 25 liberated Yezidis to a rescue office in northeastern Syria. The civilians, the majority of whom were women and children, had been freed during a military operation in the village of Bag ...

Mosul Dam Not in Safe Condition: Authorities

BAS News - 2019-04-11 00:58
ERBIL - The amount of water in Mosul Dam has drastically increased to the highest level in its history, authorities revealed on Wednesday, noting that the dam could fail in holding the water any longer. "We now have only two options. Either discharging t ...

ÖHD Prison Commission announced report on hunger strikes

ANF - 2019-04-09 09:46
The members of the Istanbul Branch of Jurists for Freedom (ÖHD) Prison Commission announced their report on the situation of prisoners in Marmara region on hunger strike at the Istanbul branch of the Human Rights Association (İHD). ...

May to meet Merkel on Tuesday amid Brexit crisis

Waar Media - 2019-04-08 20:15
WAAR_DUHOK German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May in Berlin on Tuesday, a government spokesman has announced on Monday. Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Merkel will r ...

Global gas consumption up with further US, China demand

Waar Media - 2019-04-02 14:11
WAAR_DUHOK Global natural gas consumption increased by 170 billion cubic meters, or 4.6 percent, to 3.9 trillion cubic meters in 2018 compared to the previous year, according to calculations from the latest report of the International Energy Agency (IEA) ...

KDP, PUK to Resume KRG Establishment Talks on Tuesday

BAS News - 2019-03-18 19:53
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will meet on Tuesday to resume the talks on the formation of a new cabinet in Erbil. The two major Kurdish parties have already signed two political agreements in the pas ...