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Japan’s Abe to visit Iran next week: officials

Japan’s Abe to visit Iran next week: officials

Rûdaw - 2019-06-06 07:49
Tokyo “still arranging details, including whom our prime minister will meet there” ...
Japan’s Abe to visit Iran next week: officials - Rûdaw

France’s Macron to Visit Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2019-06-20 15:12
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed on Thursday that he plans to visit Kurdistan Region. He told Kurdistan 24 that his trip will be by the end of 2019. Macron will also visit Iraq to discuss a range of issues, most likely the post-Islamic ...

How Japan Can Help the U.S. De-escalate with Iran

International Crisis Group - 2019-06-13 16:36
As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe visits Iran, President & CEO Robert Malley tells CNN Today that Japan has the capacity to mediate between the U.S. and Iran at a time of heightened tensions. ...

Japan’s PM Abe arrives in Tehran amid US-Iran tensions

Rûdaw - 2019-06-12 16:15
"Japan wishes to do its best towards peace and stability in the region" ...

Denmark’s contribution to Iraq stabilisation efforts

The Global Coalition - 2019-06-12 13:01
Article Denmark’s contribution to Iraq stabilisation efforts Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Masrour Barzani to Visit Kurdish Parties in Preparation for His Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-06-12 12:43
ERBIL — Masrour Barzani, who will soon take office as the new prime minister of Kurdistan Region, will lead a delegation to visit the Kurdish political parties and discuss the formation of his cabinet, a source said. Barzani’s candidacy was approved by K ...

Japan PM Abe to meet Iran’s Khamenei, Rouhani this week

Gulan Media - 2019-06-11 22:42

Pope Francis to Visit Erbil To Meet With Top Kurdish Leaders

Waar Media - 2019-06-11 18:33
WAAR_DUHOK Pope Francis is expected to visit Kurdistan in next year and meet with top Kurdish leaders. “An insistent thought accompanies me when I think about Iraq and Kurdistan, where I want to go next year, so that it can look to the future through pea ...

Pope Francis Likely to Visit Erbil Next Year

BAS News - 2019-06-11 00:20
ERBIL — Pope Francis revealed on Monday his desire to visit Iraq next year despite the security concerns. "An insistent thought accompanies me when I think about Iraq, where I want to go next year, so that it can look to the future through peaceful and s ...

Iraqi Prime Minister to Visit Erbil This Week

BAS News - 2019-06-10 15:42
ERBIL — Iraq Prime Minsiter Adil Abdul-Mahdi will visit Erbil later this week to congratulate the new president of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani. According to the information obtained by BasNews, Abdul-Mahdi’s visit is scheduled for the end of the ...

Five potential flashpoints for Trump's visit to UK

BBC - 2019-06-02 01:48
Behind the pageantry, what policy differences could cause rifts during the president's UK state visit? ...

Number of US oil rigs rises by 3 to 800

Waar Media - 2019-06-01 17:40
WAAR_DUHOK The number of oil rigs in the U.S. increased to 800 in the week ending May 31, up by 3 over the previous week, according to data released by oilfield services company Baker Hughes on Friday. The rise in weekly oil rig count, together with U.S. ...

Oil mixed with fall in Iran’s exports, US-China woes

Waar Media - 2019-05-30 17:41
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices were mixed in Thursday’s trading start as Iran’s oil exports showed month-on-month decreases in May, while market concerns persist over global oil demand due to troubled Sino-U.S. trade relations. International benchmark Brent ...

Japan offers US-Iran mediation – Tehran is willing to listen: official

Rûdaw - 2019-05-28 14:10
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is expected to visit Iran in mid-June ...

Parliament to Elect Kurdistan President Next Week

BAS News - 2019-05-24 14:30
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Parliament is expected to convene next week and elect a new president of Kurdistan Region. The Parliament announce the confirmed presidential candidates last week after weeks of political debate that resulted an amendment to th ...

Iranian FM to Visit Iraq Amid Tensions with US

BAS News - 2019-05-24 12:37
ERBIL — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif is scheduled to visit Iraq’s capital Baghdad as tensions between Tehran and Washington continue. A source from Iraqi prime minister’s office confirmed the report and said the visit will be in the next ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker to Visit Iran for Mediation Offer

BAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL — Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi is assigned by PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi to visit Tehran and offer Iraq’s mediation to de-escalate the tensions between Iran and US, a source said. Iraqi al-Hal news website cited an anonymous government of ...

Abdul-Mahdi Confirms Iraq's Plan to Meditate Between US and Iran

BAS News - 2019-05-21 18:45
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister has confirmed Baghdad's plan to meditate between the United States and Iran whose relations have drastically deteriorated lately. The Iraqi premier was cited by Reuters on Tuesday as explaining that no Iraqi groups had attemp ...

Coalition to Resume Training Peshmerga Next Week: Ministry

BAS News - 2019-05-17 01:22
ERBIL - The US-led International Coalition will resume its military training to the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces next week, said the Ministry of Peshmerga on Thursday in a statement. Following a security alert by the US Department of State on Wedn ...