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UN Envoy Visits Sinjar, Urges Efforts for IDP's Safe Return

UN Envoy Visits Sinjar, Urges Efforts for IDP's Safe Return

BAS News - 2019-05-04 11:32
ERBIL (UNAMI) — Although the military defeat of Da’esh in Iraq was announced in December 2017, more than 1.6 million Iraqis remain displaced. With that alarming statistic in mind, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Ira ...
UN Envoy Visits Sinjar, Urges Efforts for IDP\'s Safe Return - BAS News

Prime Minister Barzani meets with UN Envoy

KRG-Spain - 2019-05-15 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, and her accompanying delegation. ...

Let us unite our efforts in pursuing the remnants of terrorism

SDF Press - 2019-05-14 19:28
The Syrian Foreign Affairs Ministry sent two simultaneous letters to the UN Security Council and the United Nations, there were a lot of lies and fabrications against our forces in the two letters. It worth mentioning that our forces liberated Deira Zour ...

UN Welcomes Political Progress in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-13 17:54
ERBIL - The United Nations has welcomed the political progress in the Kurdistan Region as a new government is imminent to be formed in Erbil. The comments were made by the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary- General for Iraq Jeanine H ...

Masrour Barzani Welcomes UN Engagement for Settlement to Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-05-13 16:17
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, received Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary- General for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert on Monday in Erbil where they discussed the political developments in t ...

Barzani, UN Envoy Discuss Next KRG, Erbil-Baghdad Ties

BAS News - 2019-05-13 14:30
ERBIL — A delegation from the United Nations Assistance Mission (UNAMI), led by head of the mission Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, visited Erbil where they met with Kurdish political leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, to discus ...

IS Claims Responsibility for Deadly Attack in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-05-10 01:08
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) insurgent group has claimed responsibility for Thursday's deadly attack in central Baghdad which resulted in several casualties. The incident occurred on Thursday evening in the Sadr city in central Baghdad where a suicide ...

Yezidis on Mount Sinjar Demonstrate to Call for Resumption of BCF Aid Operations

BAS News - 2019-05-09 14:44
ERBIL — People on Mount Sinjar gathered on Tuesday at a camp on Mount Sinjar to call for the resumption of aid operations by Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF). The humanitarian aid organization was forced to close down its offices in Sinjar region after K ...

Opposition urges respect for Istanbul revote decision

Waar Media - 2019-05-08 15:36
WAAR_DUHOK A Turkish opposition leader on Wednesday called for respecting the Supreme Election Council’s (YSK) decision of a do-over election in Istanbul. Devlet Bahceli, head of Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), was speaking at his party’s parliamentary ...

UN Special Representative for Iraq visits Dohuk and Sinjar, urges efforts to achieve progress on IDPs’ return [EN/AR/KU] - Iraq | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-05-04 06:13

China, S.Korea, Japan take stance against protectionism

Waar Media - 2019-05-02 17:20
WAAR_DUHOK Top officials from China, South Korea and Japan on Thursday vowed to take a strong stance against the policy of protectionism. Economic experts and central bank chiefs from the countries met in Nadi, Fiji and agreed to step up efforts for regi ...

'We Pray For The Caliphate To Return': ISIS Families Crowd Into Syrian Camps | Nevada Public Radio

KNPR - 2019-04-30 16:22

DTK urges action for hunger strikes turned into death fast

ANF - 2019-04-30 15:29
DTK pointed out that the hunger strikes have turned into death fasts and, protesting the silence, said urgent action is necessary. ...

Humanitarian Community Appeals $701 Million to Support 1.75 Million Vulnerable Iraqis

BAS News - 2019-04-29 16:14
BAGHDAD (UN-OCHA) — The humanitarian community in Iraq is appealing for US$701 million this year to support 1.75 million highly vulnerable people, including a million internally displaced persons, struggling with the legacy of conflict and mass-displacem ...

How Bolton’s plan for U.S withdrawal from Syria contradicts Trump | PBS NewsHour

PBS - 2019-04-29 06:57

Big turnout for Spain's early election marked by far-right emergence

Gulan Media - 2019-04-28 20:41

Trump: U.S. didn’t pay for Warmbier's care | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Post Gazette - 2019-04-27 13:14

Over 7,000 People Abandon Syrian Camp: UN

BAS News - 2019-04-26 21:56
ERBIL - The United Nations revealed on Friday that over 7,000 people had left a camp for displaced Syrian near the borders with Jordan in less than two months. "Since March, over 7,300 people have left Rukban," David Swanson, a spokesperson for the UN's ...

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 ...

More than 100 Iraqis in Saudi prisons: Iraqi Human Rights Commission member

Rûdaw - 2019-04-05 09:33
“Official figures” place the number of Iraqis in Saudi prisons at more than 100 ...