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UNSC Welcomes Progress in Kurdistan Government-Formation Talks

UNSC Welcomes Progress in Kurdistan Government-Formation Talks

BAS News - 2019-07-01 11:21
ERBIL — The United Nations Security Council has welcomed the progress in the ongoing negotiations between political parties towards the formation of the new cabinet of Kurdistan Regional Government. A large delegation from the Security Council visited Ir ...
UNSC Welcomes Progress in Kurdistan Government-Formation Talks - BAS News

Protest in Berlin gegen türkische Besatzung in Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-07-08 01:01
In Berlin ist gegen die Angriffe des türkischen Staates auf Südkurdistan und Rojava protestiert worden. ...

Kurdistan Regional Parliament condemns Turkish invasion

ANF - 2019-07-06 15:35
A session held in the Kurdistan Regional Parliament condemned the Turkish state’s invasion attacks against Bashur. ...

Intensifying Violence Dulls Afghans' Hopes for Peace

International Crisis Group - 2019-07-05 21:55
A return visit to Taliban strongholds in rural Afghanistan reveals that hopes for peace last year’s brief ceasefire sparked have dimmed amid growing violence – despite progress in peace talks. ...

Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff meets with high-ranking Commanders from the Coalition Forces

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-05 10:29
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On July 2, 2019, Lieutenant General Jamal Mohammad, Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff, received a high delegation from the U.S. and Coalition Forces, led by General Krinkovich, Deputy Commander of Coalition Forces in Iraq and S ...

At least 4 Turkish soldiers killed in Hakkari and Şırnak

ANF - 2019-07-03 17:49
Guerrilla forces continue inflicting blows on the Turkish invasion army in Kurdistan territory. ...

Turkey Has Iraq’s Permission to Attack PKK in Kurdistan: KRG Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-07-03 11:27
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has allowed the Turkish army to conduct military attacks deep into the Kurdistan Region territories against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), said Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) spokesperson. Turkey has recently steppe ...

Airstrikes to continue in Kurdistan Region despite Iraqi outcry: Turkey MFA

Rûdaw - 2019-07-01 02:55
“Turkey resolutely continues cross-border operations against terrorists in Iraq.” ...

Iraq calls on Turkey to halt strikes in Kurdistan, KRG blames PKK

E-Kurd - 2019-06-30 12:20
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi Foreign Ministry has called on the Turkish government to halt airstrikes on targets in the Kurdistan region. The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ released a statement on Saturday that specifically mentioned a Turkish airstrike on Ku ...

UNSC Calls for Implementation of Article 140

BAS News - 2019-06-30 02:07
ERBIL - The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has called for the implementation of article 140 from the Iraqi Constitution, reiterating support for the process. The call was made by a UNSC's delegation who met with Kurdistan Region President Nechirv ...

Iraqi Parliamentary Committee to Meet over New PKK Group in Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2019-06-29 15:40
ERBIL — Committee of defense and security affairs at the Iraqi parliament is set meet on Sunday and discuss the reports claiming the establishment of a new armed group affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. Earlier on Tuesday, PKK-affiliated media ...

Kurdistan President Meets with UNSC Delegation in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-06-29 13:46
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met on Saturday with a delegation from the United Nations Security Council in Baghdad. The meeting was also attended by Kurdistan Region Parliament Speaker Vala Farid, Interior Minister Karim Sinjari, ...

Peshmerga Ministry Warns PKK over New Armed Group Established in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-29 12:38
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry has warned the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) over the establishment of a new armed group, saying that Kurdistan Region’s stability is the limit. Earlier on Thursday, PKK-affiliated media outlets reported the ...

UK delegation praises progress in Kurdistan Region during recent trip

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-26 20:33

Barzani Receives Top British Diplomat in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-26 16:37
ERBIL — Kurdish leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, received on Wednesday the British Consul General in Erbil, Martyn Warr. During the meeting, Barzani and Warr reviewed the latest security and political developm ...

A delegation from the self-administration of the Euphrates territory visits the Civil Council of Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-06-26 06:29
Raqqa – A delegation from the self-administration of the Euphrates territory visited the Civil Council of Raqqa to look at the situation of the Council’s work and the difficulties it faces. The chairman of the Legislative Council of Raqqa’s Civil Council, ...

After Tal Abyad and Kobani.. Raqqa city announces the formation of its military counil

SDF Press - 2019-06-21 12:55
Raqqa – In coordination with the General Command of SDF, the military forces in Raqqa region announced the formation of its military council in a ceremony attended by the leaders of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the Women’s Protection Units, the Military ...

KRG Deputy Prime Minister met with a Military Delegation from the United States

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-19 19:27
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Qubad Talabani, KRG Deputy Prime Minister, received a military delegation from the United States, led by General Gregory and Steven Fagin, U.S. Consul General in Erbil. During the meeting, both sides discussed the figh ...

Kurdistan PM-Designate Meets Socialist Party Leader to Discuss New Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-06-17 17:34
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani met with Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party leader Mohammed Haji Mahmoud on Monday to discuss the formation of the next cabinet. He reportedly invited the Kurdish party to submit the res ...

KNK: All of Kurdistan is under threat of Turkish invasion

ANF - 2019-06-12 15:12
KNK said the Turkish state invaded a large area from Jarablus to Azaz and Afrin to keep Rojava landlocked, and added that they are employing a new strategy against Southern Kurdistan now. ...

Kurdistan President Tasks PM-Designate with Formation of KRG Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-06-12 14:01
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on Wednesday officially tasked Masrour Barzani, the Prime Minister-designate, to form the new cabinet. Masrour Barzani’s candidacy was approved by Kurdistan parliament a day earlier. The new prime mini ...