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Iraqi oil minister hopeful Erbil, Baghdad to reach “sustainable” solution over oil

Iraqi oil minister hopeful Erbil, Baghdad to reach “sustainable” solution over oil

Rûdaw - 2019-06-29 07:43
Thamir Ghadban spoke about oil transfer agreement between Erbil and Baghdad at the Iraq Petroleum Conference ...
Iraqi oil minister hopeful Erbil, Baghdad to reach “sustainable” solution over oil - Rûdaw

Disputed territory agreement reached between Peshmerga and Iraqi forces: PM

Rûdaw - 2019-07-10 00:38
The agreement comes after months of talks between Erbil and Baghdad ...

Iraq and Oman Sign MoU to Boost Oil Cooperation

BAS News - 2019-07-04 16:29
ERBIL — The governments of Iraq and Oman signed a memorandum of understanding to establish close cooperation in the oil and gas sector, Iraqi oil ministry said on Thursday. According to the MoU, the two states will take into consideration the building of ...

Mass Grave with 200 Corpses Found in Syria’s Raqqa

BAS News - 2019-07-03 16:21
ERBIL — A mass grave was found near the Syrian city of Raqqa where corpses of at least 200 people were buried, a monitoring group reported. The people are believed to have been executed by Islamic State (IS) between 2014 and 2017 when the jihadist group ...

Iraqi PM Orders Hashd al-Shaabi to be Part of National Army

BAS News - 2019-07-01 23:51
ERBIL - In an attempt to curb the power of the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has ordered the Shi'ite militias to be an indivisible part of the national army. Based on the decree issued by the premier, there will be no ...

Security Measures Tightened Around Embassies in Baghdad: Source

BAS News - 2019-06-30 16:06
ERBIL — Iraqi authorities have decided to tighten the measures around the foreign diplomatic missions in the capital city of Baghdad, a security source said. The decision was made at the request of Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi who has made it cl ...

Kurdish Head of Kirkuk Provincial Council Acquitted by Baghdad Court

BAS News - 2019-06-30 13:52
ERBIL — Iraqi Federal Court decided on Sunday to acquit Kurdish politician and the head of Kirkuk provincial council, Rebwar Talabani, from charges related to misuse of power and corruption. Talabani was accused by the Baghdad-appointed acting governor o ...

Kurdistan President Meets with Iraqi Counterpart in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-06-29 16:28
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met with his Iraqi counterpart Barham Salih in Baghdad on Saturday where they reiterated commitment to resolve remaining disputes between Erbil and Baghdad. Barzani arrived in the Iraqi capital city ea ...

Iraq Arrests Dozens over Bahraini Embassy Attack

BAS News - 2019-06-29 12:38
ERBIL — The Iraqi government said it has arrested 54 people who are responsible for the attack on Bahraini Embassy in Baghdad. On Thursday, some 200 protestors stormed Bahrain Embassy in Baghdad to condemn the US-sponsored "workshop" in Manama on Palesti ...

KDP Supports Iraqi PM Abdul-Mahdi to Stay In Charge

BAS News - 2019-06-28 01:29
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) faction at the Iraqi Parliament has decided to support Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi to stay in charge as certain sides have reportedly been attempting to remove him from the post. "There is an attempt by ce ...

Baghdad: Demonstrators Raid Bahraini Embassy over Middle East Conference

BAS News - 2019-06-27 23:23
ERBIL - Protesters on Thursday evening raided the Bahraini Embassy in Baghdad to protest a US-led peace conference aimed to secure the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which was hosted by Bahrain. The demonstrators were carrying the Palestinian flags, while ...

Iran Never Seeks War: Rouhani

BAS News - 2019-06-26 12:55
ERBIL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held a phone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to talk about the escalating tensions between Tehran and Washington. During the discussion, Rouhani said his country has never sought war, but ...

Nearly 150 Iraqi Migrants Held in Turkey: NGO

BAS News - 2019-06-25 23:21
ERBIL - Nearly 150 Iraqi migrants, who have attempted to reach Europe through Turkey, are currently held in Turkish jails, revealed an NGO on Tuesday. Confirming to BasNews, Ari Jalal, head of Lutka Organization for IDP and Refugee Affairs, among the det ...

Salahaddin: Three IS Members Captured, Plot Foiled

BAS News - 2019-06-23 22:49
ERBIL - The Iraqi security forces managed on Sunday to capture three Islamic State (IS) militants in the province of Salahaddin while a plot by the jihadist group was foiled. The security media cell said in a statement that the trio was wanted by the Ira ...

Trump appoints a Kurdish from Erbil as ambassador to America in Portugal

Waar Media - 2019-06-19 15:44
WAAR_DUHOK The White House announced the appointment of the Kurdish politician Heroo Kader Mohammad Amin Mustafa as US ambassador to Portugal. Heroo has held several diplomatic positions in the US government and worked at the United States Embassy in Por ...

No Foreign Forces Allowed to Use Iraqi Territory to Threaten Neighbors: PM

BAS News - 2019-06-18 23:43
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, who is also Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, made it clear on Tuesday that no foreign forces are allowed to use the Iraqi territory for threatening its neighbors. Abdul-Mahdi pointed out in a statemen ...

Pompeo, Iraqi PM Discuss US-Iran Crisis by Phone

BAS News - 2019-06-14 20:04
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pempeo discussed during a phone call with Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Friday the crisis between Washington and Tehran in the Middle East, the premier's office said in a statement. The pair "exchanged views over the dev ...

Cousins in command seal Barzani family rule over Iraqi Kurds: analysts

E-Kurd - 2019-06-11 18:02
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The succession of two powerful cousins to the top government posts in Iraqi Kurdistan has sealed the Barzani family’s “monarchic” rule over the autonomous region, analysts say. With his son and nephew at the helm, ...

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 ...

US President Donald Trump starts controversial UK visit

Waar Media - 2019-06-03 14:10
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump has arrived in Britain on Monday to start a three-day long state visit. Accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump and his entourage, the president was welcomed at Stansted Airport by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt amid ...