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U.S. orders some government employees to leave Iraq, Kurdistan

U.S. orders some government employees to leave Iraq, Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-15 14:59
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The U.S. State Department on Wednesday ordered the departure of “non-emergency government employees” from Iraq, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said in a statement. Referring to the embassy and the U.S. consulate in Ir ...
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Colombia's Supreme Court ordered immediate release of Santrich

ANF - 2019-05-30 09:59
Colombia’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the immediate release of former FARC commander Jesus Santrich. ...

Kurdish PJAK rebels ‘won’t sit idly by’ if U.S. goes to war with Iran: chief

E-Kurd - 2019-05-23 13:55
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) fighters will not “sit idly by” if the U.S. goes to war with Iran, and could form a democratic front against the regime in Tehran, militia chief Zilan Vejin said in comments publish ...

Amid U.S.-Iran brinksmanship, Canadian troops ought to leave Iraq - The Hill Times

Hilltimes - 2019-05-22 08:14

Prime Minister Barzani receives U.S. Consul General

KRG-Spain - 2019-05-22 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received U.S. Consul General to the Kurdistan Region Steven Fagin and his accompanying delegation. They discussed the political situation in Iraq in general and the Kurdist ...

Bahrain asks its citizens to leave Iran, Iraq ‘immediately’

E-Kurd - 2019-05-19 18:50
DUBAI,— U.S.-allied Bahrain warned its citizens on Saturday against travel to Iraq and Iran and asked those already there to return “immediately” for their safety, state news agency BNA said. The Bahrain foreign ministry cited, “unstable regional circums ...

Bahrain Urges Citizens to Leave Iraq, Iran “Immediately”

BAS News - 2019-05-18 16:43
ERBIL — Bahrain has urged its citizens to immediately leave Iran and Iraq, and warned others not to travel to the two countries. “Unstable regional circumstances, dangerous developments and potential threats,” were the reasons for the warning, Bahrain fo ...

U.S. orders some embassy staff out of Iraq as allies clash with Trump on Iran threats [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-05-16 14:37

Taking the U.S. and Iran Off Collision Course

International Crisis Group - 2019-05-16 06:19
A series of escalations in both word and deed have raised fears of U.S.-Iranian military confrontation, either direct or by proxy. It is urgent that cooler heads prevail – in European capitals as in Tehran and Washington – to head off the threat of a dis ...

U.S. Orders Partial Evacuation of Embassy in Iraq Amid Tensions With Iran [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-05-16 02:08

PM Barzani, UK Envoy Discuss Politics, Security in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-15 21:24
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Wednesday the British ambassador to Iraq Jon Wilks for talks on the political and security developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq. The pair shed light on the affairs of the IDPs ...

US orders 'non-emergency government employees' to leave Iraq

Kurdiu - 2019-05-15 18:18

U.S. orders ‘non-emergency’ government employees to leave Iraq

Waar Media - 2019-05-15 15:27
WAAR_DUHOK The State Department on Wednesday ordered all “non-emergency U.S. government employees” to leave Iraq amid soaring tensions with Iran, which backs proxy forces there. It said in a statement that the announcement affects both the U.S. Embassy i ...

US Orders Non-Emergency Employees to Depart Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-15 10:50
ERBIL — The US State Department has ordered the departure of non-essential employees from both the embassy in Baghdad and consulate in general in Erbil. The US embassy in Baghdad said in a statement on Wednesday that also visa services at both posts will ...

Parliament approves legislation to reactivate Iraqi Kurdistan’s presidency

E-Kurd - 2019-05-08 18:35
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament voted on Wednesday to approve legislation that reactivates the Kurdistan Region’s Presidency. Eighty-nine members of parliament voted in favor of the bill, twelve lawmakers voted against ...

Turkey’s Kurdish Islamic Huda-Par party opens office in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-02 19:26
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Free Cause Party, Hur Dava Party (Huda Par) opened its first foreign representative office in Iraqi Kurdistan region capital city of Erbil, which is controlled by the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Governme ...

Security forces raid New Generation’s offices in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-01 20:31
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The security forces arrested a number of people at the headquarters of the New Generation (Newey Nwê) Movement in Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan, the security (Asayish) announced on Wednesday. Kurdistan Asayish Director ...

Prime Minister Barzani and U.S. Vice President discuss developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq

KRG-Spain - 2019-04-30 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani held a phone call with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. They discussed the latest security developments in the disputed territories and the political situation in the Kurdis ...

KDP, Gorran wanted to form Kurdistan government without PUK: official

E-Kurd - 2019-04-23 14:03
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) wanted to form new Iraqi Kurdistan government without the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), said an official from PUK leadership. Member of PUK Leade ...