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Kuwait’s ruling emir visits Iraq amid rising Gulf tensions

Kuwait’s ruling emir visits Iraq amid rising Gulf tensions

E-Kurd - 2019-06-19 18:32
BAGHDAD,— Kuwait’s ruling emir arrived on a state visit to Iraq on Wednesday and is expected to discuss escalating regional tensions after attacks on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz. Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah was met by Iraq’s president, oil m ...
Kuwait’s ruling emir visits Iraq amid rising Gulf tensions - E-Kurd

Actor proposed new initiative for the North of Ireland

ANF - 2019-07-14 12:23
Actor James Nesbitt has proposed plans for a new initiative to discuss the future of the North of Ireland. ...

Thirty years ago... the murder of Dr. Abdul-Rahman Ghassemlou

ANF - 2019-07-13 12:18
Thirty years ago, on 13 July 1989, Dr. Abdul-Rahman Ghassemlou and two of his friends were murdered in an apartment in the outskirts of Vienna where they were holding talks with envoys sent by then Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. ...

WFP’s humanitarian fund to Iraq in 2019

The Global Coalition - 2019-06-25 20:54
Article WFP’s humanitarian fund to Iraq in 2019 Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

“We want Iraqis to rebuild Iraq”, UN Iraq Resident Coordinator assures @Coalition Twitter followers

The Global Coalition - 2019-06-20 17:35
On Tuesday 18 June, the United Nations’ Iraq Resident Coordinator, Marta Ruedas, took over the @Coalition Twitter account to answer the public’s questions about UNDP Iraq stabilization efforts – the progress, the challenges, and the processes. Followers ...

US official confirms Iran shot down US drone in Gulf

Waar Media - 2019-06-20 17:05
WAAR_DUHOK An American official who spoke on condition of anonymity told ABC News Thursday that Iran shot down a U.S. military drone over the Strait of Hormuz. The U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile while the reconn ...

Iran-Iraq relations flourish despite US pressure: senior Iran official

Rûdaw - 2019-06-20 15:38
Iran's 2006 exports to Iraq were worth 790 million dollars; they are now supposedly worth 12 billion ...

Germany’s Merkel: Kurds in Iraq must have 'fair conditions'

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-20 10:28

Kuwait's emir in Baghdad amid regional tensions

Gulan Media - 2019-06-19 14:59

Just who is bombing oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz...

Dailymaverick - 2019-06-19 00:32

Ebdulmehdî: Em rê nadin ti hêzeka biyanî li Iraqê bimîne

BAS News - 2019-06-18 22:11
BasNews- Îro sêşemê Serokwezîrê Iraqê Adil Ebdulmehdî di beyannameyekê da çend birryarên emnî standin. Di biryarekê da hatiye aşkere kirin bi ti awayî rê nadin hêzeka biyanî li nava xaka Iraqê çalakiya serbazî encam bide. Ebdulmehdî weke Fermandarê Giştî ...

Damaged tankers reach safe waters after Gulf attacks

Rûdaw - 2019-06-17 08:54
Thursday’s attacks took place southeast of the Strait of Hormuz ...

UK Will Send 100 Royal Marines To Gulf

Waar Media - 2019-06-16 12:41
WAAR_DUHOK UK is to send 100 Royal Marines to the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf to protect British ships, as the fallout from the attack on two tankers last week escalates. As the pressure increases after Norwegian and Japanese oil tankers were at ...

Iran Summons UK Envoy over London Backing US’ Stance on Oil Tankers Incident

BAS News - 2019-06-15 22:21
ERBIL - Iran summoned the UK ambassador to Iran, Rob Macaire, to its Foreign Ministry on Saturday, over London's claims that Tehran was behind an attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week. "During the meeting with Iran's foreign ministry offici ...

DYE'yê sê mehên din Iraq ji ambargoya ser Îranê bêrî kir

ANF - 2019-06-15 13:49
Rayedarekî hikûmetê yê Iraqî got Washîngotê sê mehên din jî Iraq ji ambargoya ser Îranê bêrî kiriye û dikare enerjiyê bistîne. ...

Roundtable: U.S. Accuses Iran of Committing Tanker Attacks

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-06-15 07:09
On Thursday, June 13, 2019, two tankers, the Kokuka Courageous and the MT Front Altair, were damaged in explosions in the Gulf of Oman, after transiting through the Strait of Hormuz. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking at press conference, attri ...

Two years after a disastrous referendum, Iraq’s Kurds are prospering - Iraq Oil Report

Iraqoilreport - 2019-06-14 19:18

US Blames Iran for Attacks on Oil Tankers in Oman Gulf

BAS News - 2019-06-13 21:37
ERBIL - The United States has blamed Iran for attacks on the oil tankers in the Oman Gulf, which is a significant route for the world's oil trade. The comments were made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday where he also pointed out that the int ...

Tankers targeted near Strait of Hormuz amid Iran-US tensions

Rûdaw - 2019-06-13 21:17
It comes amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran ...

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. ...

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 ...