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Why Iran needs China to act on far more than oil imports

Why Iran needs China to act on far more than oil imports

Al Monitor - 2019-05-30 03:07

Why Iran needs China to act on far more than oil imports - Al Monitor

KDP, PUK to Decide on Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2019-06-26 11:56
ERBIL — High-level delegations from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet on Wednesday and discuss the prolonged disputes over the post of Kirkuk governor. The PUK says it deserves holding the post wh ...

Parliament to Vote on New KRG Cabinet Before Summer Recess: MP

BAS News - 2019-06-22 12:21
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament is likely to vote on the new government cabinet before its summer recess begins on 1st July, said a lawmaker. Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani has already begun talks with political parties to conclude the form ...

Iran, China slam US unilateralism, vow to boost ties

Waar Media - 2019-06-15 11:52
WAAR_DUHOK Iran and China on Friday criticized unilateral policies of the U.S. during a regional security summit in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek. Speaking at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said: “Pressu ...

KDP, PUK to Meet on Sunday Prior to New President's Oath

BAS News - 2019-06-09 00:06
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are said to meet on Sunday for talks on the appointment of a new governor for disputed Kirkuk province, only one day before the newly elected President of Kurdistan Regio ...

Khamenei implores Iranians to focus on economy

Rûdaw - 2019-06-04 23:30
Iran's Supreme Leader addresses crowd on 30th anniversary of Islamic Revolution founder's death. ...

Iraq court sentences two more French Islamic State fighters to death, 9 so far

E-Kurd - 2019-06-02 20:51
BAGHDAD,— An Iraqi court sentenced two French men to death on Sunday after finding them guilty of being members of ISIS, a prosecutor told Reuters. Iraq is conducting trials of thousands of suspected ISIS fighters, including hundreds of foreigners, with ...

US’ Bolton says Iran behind attacks on oil tankers

Waar Media - 2019-05-30 17:41
WAAR_DUHOK US National Security Adviser John Bolton on Wednesday accused Iran of being behind attacks on oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) early this month. Speaking in Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital, Bolton said the attacks took pl ...

KRG, Iran Exchange More Prisoners

BAS News - 2019-05-30 01:09
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Iran exchanged on Wednesday more prisoners who had been held on various charges. Based on an agreement between the two sides, Iran is expected to hand over five individuals in exchange for 20 sentenced ...

Trump Says New Iran Nuclear Deal Possible

BAS News - 2019-05-27 15:33
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said on Monday that reaching a new nuclear deal with Iran was possible. “I really believe that Iran would like to make a deal, and I think that’s very smart of them, and I think that’s a possibility to happen,” Reuters q ...

Iran needs America’s help to pivot away from the past

Rûdaw - 2019-05-26 19:24
“As long as the Islamic Republic is in power, the shadow of war will loom over Iran” ...

Does the U.S. really want to attack on Iran?

E-Kurd - 2019-05-26 11:28
Payraw Anwar | Exclusive to Introduction: Tensions between the U.S. and Iran has escalated in recent days. The U.S. President Donald Trump rapidly decided to move an aircraft carrier ship which is known by Abraham Lincoln toward Persian Gulf. T ...

Parliament to Elect Kurdistan President on Tuesday

BAS News - 2019-05-26 11:06
ERBIL — The Parliament of Kurdistan Region is set to convene on Tuesday this week and vote on the next president of Kurdistan Region. According to an official document, a copy of which is shared with BasNews, parliament presidency has called on the lawma ...

Duhok: Only One Third of IDPs So Far Returned to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-25 15:13
ERBIL — Despite having declared the full victory over the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq for more than a year, only one third of the Iraqi IDPs in Kurdistan’s Duhok province have so far returned to their homes, an official said. After IS invaded a massive ar ...

Iran OK with Iraq’s Mediation Efforts, but ‘Will Have Its Own Say’

Waar Media - 2019-05-23 14:09
WAAR_DUHOK Speaking to reporters on Wednesday at the end of a weekly cabinet session, Chief of Staff of the Iranian president Mahmoud Vaezi said Iran and Iraq have close ties as two long-time neighbors. “If they want to send a delegation to Iran, we won’ ...

Iran urges China, Russia 'concrete action' to save nuclear deal

Rûdaw - 2019-05-17 21:38
Iran's foreign minister has visited Russia, China, India, Japan ...

China tells Turkey to support its fight against Uighur militants

Reuters - 2019-05-17 03:11
China has called on Turkey to support its fight against militants operating in China's restive far western region of Xinjiang, following criticism from Turkey about rights in a part of China heavily populated by a Turkic, mostly Muslim people. ...

Sulaimaniya: Three People Sentenced to Death on Murder Charges

BAS News - 2019-05-12 23:31
ERBIL - A court in the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province has sentenced three people to death on murder charges in the disputed Kurdish city of Kirkuk. The death penalties were issued on Thursday (May 9) by the Sulaimaniya Criminal Court after findi ...

Nobel Prize Laureate Esquivel new letter to CPT

ANF - 2019-05-09 11:07
Nobel Prize Laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel wrote a letter on behalf of the 40 Nobel Laureates (who had written to the CPT before) expressing their concern for Abdullah Ocalan and demanding the CPT to act on isolation. ...

Turkey calls international community to act on 'disproportionate actions' by Israel

Yahoo - 2019-05-05 12:52