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Germany Won’t Reduce Diplomatic Mission in Kurdistan, Iraq

Germany Won’t Reduce Diplomatic Mission in Kurdistan, Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-15 16:59
ERBIL — Germany said it has no plan to reduce the number of its staff at its embassy in Baghdad and consulate general in Erbil. A German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said the German Embassy in Baghdad was fully staffed and working, as reported by Reuters ...
Germany Won’t Reduce Diplomatic Mission in Kurdistan, Iraq - BAS News

No Plans to Leave Office: Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2019-06-11 22:51
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi has made it clear that he has no plans to leave the office, saying that only the Council of Representatives has the authority to remove him from his position and the parliament is not going to do so. The Iraqi premier ma ...

Turkish lawyers’ group says foreign ministry staff tortured in custody

Reuters - 2019-05-28 21:19
Five Turkish foreign ministry staff detained last week on suspicion of links to a failed coup three years ago have said they have been tortured and mistreated in custody, the Ankara Lawyers' Bar Association said on Tuesday. ...

OECD, Türkiye ekonomisi için daralma bekliyor | OECD: Türkei droht schwerer Wirtschaftseinbruch

WDR - 2019-05-22 12:11
Ekonomik İşbirliği ve Kalkınma Örgütü (OECD), Türkiye ekonomisi için öngörülenden daha fazla bir daralma bekliyor. OECD'nin yayınladığı raporda Türkiye için küçülme beklentisi 2019'da yüzde 1,8'den yüzde 2,6'ya çıkarıldı. Raporda, iş ve hanehalkı duyarlıl ...

Campaign to fight and reduce the spread leishmaniasis in the countryside of Tabqa

SDF Press - 2019-05-21 20:40
Tabqa – Together for El Jarniya organization and in cooperation with the municipality of people in Tabqa has launched a campaign to fight leishmaniasis and reduce its spread. The campaign included the distribution of brochures to identify the disease of l ...

US Consul General Reviews Latest Regional Developments with PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-05-19 19:55
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received US Consul General Steve Fagin on Sunday in Erbil to discuss a range of issues related to security and political developments in Kurdistan, Iraq, and the wider region. Barzani and Fagin ex ...

Database of Human Rights violators in Kurdistan

Kurdpa - 2019-05-17 12:18
The Kurdistan Press Agency published names of several other human rights violators in Kurdistan ...

Gazprom Neft produces its two-millionth ton of oil in Kurdistan, Iraq

Worldoil - 2019-05-16 16:22

No Plans to Halt Military Training in Iraq: France

BAS News - 2019-05-15 22:00
ERBIL - The French government has made it clear that it has no plans to halt its military trainings in Iraq, a source close to country's Defense Ministry was quoted as saying. "There is no change regarding the French engagement at this time," the source ...

Following US, Germany Footsteps, Netherlands Halts Mission in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-15 16:17
ERBIL — The Dutch government announced on Wednesday that it has decided to suspend its military mission in Iraq due to security concerns, ANP reported. The decision came soon after Germany made a similar announcement, saying that it was at the result of ...

Guerrillas: Attacks against mothers won’t go without a response

ANF - 2019-05-13 15:19
YRK guerrillas said the attacks against mothers protesting to lend their voice to the hunger strikers in prisons won’t go without a response. ...

Türkiye, Yücel’in "işkence" iddialarını reddetti | Fall Yücel: Türkei weist Folter-Vorwürfe zurück

WDR - 2019-05-12 12:40
Türkiye Dışişleri Bakanlığı, Die Welt muhabiri Deniz Yücel'in Türkiye'de gözaltındayken işkence gördüğü yönündeki iddiasını reddetti. | Das türkische Außenministerium hat den Vorwurf des "Welt"-Journalisten Deniz Yücel zurückgewiesen, er sei während seine ...

Oman to Reopen Embassy in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-05-11 12:17
ERBIL — The government of Oman has showed willingness to reopen its diplomatic mission in Iraq. Iraq’s ministry of foreign affairs confirmed on Saturday that Muscat has sent a letter to FM Mohammed al-Hakim, in which it reveals about the plan to reopen e ...

Five More Yezidis Reunite with Family in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-09 00:09
ERBIL - Another five Yezidis reunited with their family members on Wednesday in an IDP camp in Kurdistan Region. The civilians included a woman and four of her children who had been kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) from the Yezidi majority populated r ...

HDP continues diplomatic talks in Berlin

ANF - 2019-05-08 18:41
The HDP is holding talks with politicians in Berlin. Faruk Doru, European representative of the HDP, demands that Germany put pressure on Turkey on the basis of the Council of Europe's decision to lift Ocalan's isolation. ...

Iraqi Foreign Ministry to Open Office in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-08 00:38
ERBIL - The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to open an office in the Kurdistan Region to facilitate the citizens' paperwork, a lawmaker confirmed on Tuesday. Talking to BasNews, Muthanna Amin, head of Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) at the Ir ...

Iraqi Foreign Ministry Seeks Acquittal for Baath Era Figures

BAS News - 2019-05-03 02:39
ERBIL - Iraqi Foreign Ministry has requested for an acquittal for the former Iraqi Baath regime era figures so as to be able to work for the ministry, according to a document. Iraqi media reports published a document on Thursday which was reportedly dire ...

Female activists call to increase number of women in new Kurdistan government

E-Kurd - 2019-04-30 13:57
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Dozens of female activists held a press conference in Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil on Monday to urge the Kurdistan Parliament to make sure that there is an increase in the number of women holding official posit ...

Hunger striker Iba: You step forward, because we won’t step back

ANF - 2019-04-22 14:06
Hunger striker Yusuf Iba said, “We won’t stop our protest until we achieve our goals,” as his health deteriorates. Iba called on peoples and institutions to support the resistance. ...