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Iraq gets observer status at Astana peace talks

Iraq gets observer status at Astana peace talks

Rûdaw - 2019-08-02 01:51
"We welcome efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis" ...
Iraq gets observer status at Astana peace talks - Rûdaw

Betty Bigombe: The woman who befriended a warlord

BBC - 2019-08-08 01:46
Betty Bigombe led peace talks in Uganda with Joseph Kony, leader of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army. ...

Afghan violence: Taliban bomb kills many amid peace talks with US

BBC - 2019-08-08 00:52
At least 14 people are killed just days after progress was claimed in US-Taliban talks. ...

Genel Energy confident on Bina Bawi talks with Iraqi Kurdistan authorities

E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 12:08
LONDON,— Iraqi Kurdistan-focused Genel Energy said it is confident it is making progress on its Bina Bawi gas project as it holds talks with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) over exact terms. It wrote down $424 million at the Miran field in March ...

President of the Kurdistan Region Receives Special Representative of United Nations Secretary-General to Iraq

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-08-04 20:12
In the meeting today, President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani met the Special Representative of UN Secretary General to Iraq Jeanine Plasschaert. Ms Plasschaert spoke about her visit to Shingal, the crisis that hit the area, securing peace in ...

Damascus: Idlib ceasefire a test for Turkey

ANF - 2019-08-03 09:34
Syria’s representative at peace talks in Kazakhstan, Bashar Jaafari, said on Friday that the success of a cease-fire in the northwestern region of Idlib would depend on Turkey disarming rebels of heavy weapons. ...

Lessons in Peace-Building with Lourd Hanna

The Kurdish Project - 2019-07-31 06:22
Lourd Hanna, a 23-year-old Chaldean activist and humanitarian from Erbil, has been participating in peace-building missions since she was a teenager. At 16-years-old, she was selected to participate in the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program from the U. ...

Could Baghdad-Erbil end Iraq’s protacted oil dispute?

E-Kurd - 2019-07-28 15:42
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s federal authorities and the cash-strapped Kurdistan regional government (KRG) have relaunched talks over longstanding oil and budget disputes, but observers are sceptical they will reach a genuine diplomatic reset. Here are a few questio ...

Erdogan says Turkey will destroy militants in north Syria regardless of U.S. talks

Reuters - 2019-07-26 13:37
Turkey is determined to destroy the "terror corridor" east of the Euphrates river in Syria regardless of how talks conclude with the United States on a planned safe zone in the country's north, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. ...

Erdogan says Turkey will destroy Kurdish militants in north Syria regardless of U.S. talks

E-Kurd - 2019-07-26 13:26
ANKARA,— Turkey is determined to destroy the “terror corridor” east of the Euphrates river in Syria regardless of how talks conclude with the United States on a planned safe zone in the country’s Kurdish north, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. Tu ...

Hakkari'de PKK-TSK çatışması

KRDnews - 2019-07-26 13:06
Hakkari'de PKK-TSK çatışması Ahmet Derikli 26/07/2019, Cu - 13:43 ...

Police taking new look at rape case after 'new information' comes to light | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-07-13 03:03

Taliban car bomb kills at least 14 as group holds peace talks in Qatar

Gulan Media - 2019-07-07 16:28

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. ...

Iraq’s Babylon added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

E-Kurd - 2019-07-05 19:37
BAGHDAD,— UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee voted on Friday to list the sprawling Mesopotamian metropolis of Babylon as a World Heritage Site after three decades of lobbying efforts by Iraq. Iraq had been trying since 1983 to have the site — a massive 10 ...

60 seconds in Hawija, Iraq

The Global Coalition - 2019-07-03 20:50
"My city is bursting with generosity. It is a wonderful place that is full of people." Spend 60 seconds in Hawija to see the city through the eyes of its people, Article 60 seconds in Hawija, Iraq Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Russia Favors Direct Talks Between Syrian Kurds, Damascus: FM

BAS News - 2019-07-03 16:21
ERBIL — The Russian government is calling for direct talks between the Syrian Kurdish authorities in northern Syrian administration, and the Syrian government in Damascus, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Speaking at a press conference on Wed ...