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France’s Macron to Visit Kurdistan Region

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 ...
France’s Macron to Visit Kurdistan Region - BAS News

Nechirvan Barzani meets with France’s president Macron in Paris

E-Kurd - 2019-07-11 09:02
PARIS,— President of Iraqi Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani, held talks on Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris. He said Macron accepted an invitation to Erbil. Speaking to journalists after their short meeting ...

France’s Macron Condemns Iran’s Decision to Increase Uranium Enrichment

BAS News - 2019-07-07 13:37
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron condemned on Sunday Iran’s announcement of enriching uranium beyond the limits set at the 2015 Nuclear Deal. Macron said the move was a “violation” of the agreement, which is also signed by France and other key US ...

Kurdistan President Receives French Presidential Envoy in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-07-04 16:29
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received on Thursday the French President’s personal representative for Syria, François Sénémaud, to discuss a range of issues, including bilateral ties between Erbil and Paris. Barzani thanked France ...

France’s Macron Concerned over Iran’s Enrichment Announcement

BAS News - 2019-07-02 16:53
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron expressed concern on Tuesday over Iran’s announcement of exceeding the limit for low-enriched uranium which was permitted under the 2015 Nuclear Deal. Macron "reiterates commitment to full respect of the 2015 nucl ...

PYD Hesen evaluated Rojava parties visit to South Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-06-27 08:21
Representatives of Kurdish political parties in Rojava met at the TEV-DEM building in Qamishlo to evaluate the outcome of their delegation's visit to Basurê Kurdistan. ...

Iraq, Iran Seek Kurdistan's Help to Find Victims of the Eight-year War

BAS News - 2019-06-25 02:17
ERBIL - Iran and Iraq are seeking the Kurdistan Region's assistance in finding the bodies of the victims of the Eight-year War between the two countries which occurred in the 1980s, an official said. Officials from the Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Mart ...

Hemin Hawrami on the Kurdistan Region's next parliamentary cabinet

Rûdaw - 2019-06-23 22:29
Deputy Speaker of the Kurdistan Region's parliament discusses cabinet formation, quotas for female candidates, and working with other parties. ...

Kurdistan Region President Arrives in Turkey

BAS News - 2019-06-21 11:36
ERBIL — The President of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, arrived in Turkey on Friday where he will meet with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The meeting is scheduled for 14:00 (Turkey Time) today. This is Barzani’s first visit to Turke ...

Kurdistan President to Visit Turkey on Friday

BAS News - 2019-06-21 00:44
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani is expected to visit Turkey on Friday to meet with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. BasNews has learned from sources that Barzani was officially invited by Erdogan to travel to Ankara. The Tur ...

France’s Macron to Visit Kurdistan Region

Gulan Media - 2019-06-20 23:50

UK Committed to Working with New KRG: FM

BAS News - 2019-06-20 21:29
ERBIL - UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday that his government is committed to working with the future Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), sending a congratulatory message to Masrour Barzani on his election as the PM- ...

Public to Find Out Soon If US Will Strike Iran: Trump

BAS News - 2019-06-20 20:30
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the public will soon find out if Washington will strike Iran, noting that Tehran might have not shot the surveillance drone intentionally. "I find it hard to believe it was intentional," Trump said ...

Kurdistan Region President Meets with Iraqi Leaders in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-06-20 16:20
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani traveled to Baghdad on Thursday where he met with Iraqi leaders to discuss a range of issues, including the Erbil-Baghdad relations. Barzani was first received by Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi where ...

Putin Warns of a “Catastrophe” if US Attacks Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-20 15:48
ERBIL — Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that any US military attack on Iran could further destabilize the region and lead to a “catastrophe”. The Russian president also warned that a military conflict between Iran and US can also trigge ...

Kurdistan Parliament to Visit Disputed Kurdish Areas Before Heading to Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-06-20 14:05
ERBIL — A group of Kurdish lawmakers are set to visit the Kurdish territories disputed between the Kurdistan Region and Iraq before going to Baghdad for discussions over remaining issues pertaining to these areas. MP Mahialddin Hassan told BasNews the la ...

President of the Kurdistan Region tasks Masrour Barzani to form the new KRG cabinet

KRG-Spain - 2019-06-18 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani has tasked Masrour Barzani, as Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, to form the ninth ministerial cabinet, in the presence of the Speaker ...

Gorran’s participation in new Kurdistan govt does not mean ‘be silent’ about corruption: MP

E-Kurd - 2019-06-15 10:58
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Head of the Change Movement (Gorran) caucus in Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Ali Hama Salih said on Friday his party’s participation in the new Kurdistan regional Government (KRG) cabinet did not mean our lawmakers sh ...

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of AUK Named Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

The American University of Kurdistan - 2019-06-14 02:00
Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, June 11, 2019 – Masrour Barzani, Chairman of The American University of Kurdistan’s Board of Trustees, was named as the new Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government. Following his election to the post of preside ...

Macron’s Letter to President Barzani: France Committed to Supporting Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-13 14:43
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron has sent an official letter to Nechirvan Barzani to congratulate him on his presidency, reiterating France’s support for the Kurdistan Region. Macron’s letter was delivered to President Barzani on Thursday by Fren ...

US to Send 1,500 Additional Troops to Middle East: Trump

BAS News - 2019-05-24 23:43
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will send an additional 1,500 soldiers to the Middle East as tensions with Iran continue to escalate. He told reporters that the role of the new deployment is “defensive in nature”. The US presiden ...