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Iraqi PM to Embark on a Visit to Europe

Iraqi PM to Embark on a Visit to Europe

BAS News - 2019-04-29 15:29
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi is scheduled to embark on a visit to Europe where he will tour three countries, said PM’s press office on Monday. Abdul-Mahdi will begin his trip on Tuesday when he will first fly to the Netherlands. He is se ...
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Iraqi PM to Visit Washington, Tehran Soon

BAS News - 2019-05-28 21:45
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi is expected to visit Washington and Tehran in the near future in hopes of defusing the tensions between the two countries. Ties between the US and Iran have lately deteriorated drastically while the former ha ...

Iraq to Reopen Green Zone During Eid al-Fitr Holidays

BAS News - 2019-05-27 22:38
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has issued a decree to reopen the Green Zone in central Baghdad during the Eid al-Fitr while tensions are yet to be defused in the region. According to a statement by Abdul-Mahdi's office, the heavily fortifi ...

US to Prolong Exemption to Iraq’s Purchase of Iranian Energy: Source

BAS News - 2019-05-24 12:37
ERBIL — Washington has ensured Iraqis about a waiver for importing gas and oil from neighboring Iran despite the US sanctions, a source close to Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abul-Mahdi, said. "There is currently no official information [on the issue] but we ...

Kurdish MPs to Meet with Iraqi PM, Discuss Disputed Kurdish Areas

BAS News - 2019-05-20 11:46
ERBIL — Kurdish factions at the Iraqi parliament are invited to a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi where they are planning to discuss the recent alarming situation in the areas disputed between Erbil and Baghdad. MP Bahar Mahmoud told B ...

Iraqi PM to Visit Turkey This Month

BAS News - 2019-05-11 10:55
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi is set to visit Ankara on 15th May where he will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Veysel Eroglu, Turkish special presidential envoy to Iraq, told his country’s parliament that the issues rela ...

Pompeo’s Trip to Baghdad Focused on Protection of US Forces

BAS News - 2019-05-08 10:31
ERBIL — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to Baghdad overnight Tuesday where he met with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi and other top official, reportedly focusing on the safety of US forces in the country. “We talked to them ab ...

Exxon Mobil Deal Not Related to US Sanction Waiver: Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2019-05-07 16:55
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that the deal his country is about to sign with Exxon Mobil is not related to the sanctions waiver that Washington has granted to allow Baghdad to continue economic cooperation with Iran. As p ...

10 Fast Foods You Can Eat on a Low-Carb Diet

Waar Media - 2019-05-06 13:02
WAAR_DUHOK 1. Sub in a tub Submarine sandwiches are very high in carbs. A typical sub has at least 50 grams of carbs, most of which come from the bun. Ordering your sub “in a tub” (in a bowl or container), rather than on a bun, can save you more than 40 ...

Iraqi Oil Minister in Qatar to Discuss Cooperation

BAS News - 2019-05-05 15:44
ERBIL — Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban has travelled to Qatar where he met with his counterpart to discuss possible cooperation in the field of energy. Iraqi Oil Ministry said in a statement that Ghadhban met with Qatari Oil Minister Saad al-Kaabi wh ...

Iraqi PM Hails "Improved" Erbil-Baghdad Relations

BAS News - 2019-05-03 23:18
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi has praised the improved relations between Erbil and Baghdad, saying that the ties between the sides are "in the best shape." Abdul-Mahdi made the comments during a press conference in Paris on Friday after meeting with ...

Iraqi PM Meets with French President Macron

BAS News - 2019-05-03 13:50
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi arrived in Paris on Friday where he held a meeting with President Emmanuel Macron. It was Abdul-Mahdi’s first visit to France since he has taken office as the prime minister of Iraq. During an official ceremo ...

US, Turkey Work on Trump’s Visit: Source

BAS News - 2019-05-02 16:23
ERBIL — Ankara and Washington are working on a possible visit of US President Donald Trump to Turkey later this year, media reports revealed. "We are working on alternative dates including July for Trump's visit,” local media quoted a presidential source ...

MP in Baghdad calls on Iraqi PM to ‘urgently’ pay Kurdish farmers

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-30 12:22

PFLP Secretary General visited MPs on hunger strike in Amed

ANF - 2019-04-27 15:58
PFLP Secretary General Ahmed Saadet’s lawyer Mahmod Hassan paid a solidarity visit to the HDP MPs who are on a hunger strike in the HDP offices in Amed. ...

Turkish FM to Visit Erbil Next Week

BAS News - 2019-04-25 15:10
ERBIL — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is scheduled to visit Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil next week on Monday, according to Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency. Cavusoglu will embark on a two-day trip to Iraq starting on 28th April, the repor ...

PM Abdul-Mahdi Invites Pope to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-24 10:52
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Thursday he has officially invited Pope Francis to visit his country. He said Iraq is introducing its new policy which emphasizes on partnership with other countries and communities around the world. ...

Israeli PM To Name Golan Settlement After Trump

Waar Media - 2019-04-24 10:42
WAAR_DUHOK Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will name a new settlement in the Golan Heights after U.S. President Donald Trump. “All Israelis were deeply moved when President Trump made his historic decision to recognize Israel’s sovereig ...

Metro center calls on Iraqi Kurdistan to re-investigate violations against journalists

E-Kurd - 2019-04-23 21:07
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Metro Center for Journalists’ Rights and Advocacy, urged Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to repeat investigations “in depth” on previously reported violations against journalists on the anniversary of Ku ...

Iraqi PM Heads to Saudi Arabia

BAS News - 2019-04-17 14:06
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi left Baghdad for Riyadh on an official visit in hopes of fostering ties and regional role. The prime minister was accompanied by a large delegation of ministers, lawmakers, and Iraqi businessmen, preparing fo ...