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KRG Supports Any Initiative Towards Peace in the Region: PM Barzani

KRG Supports Any Initiative Towards Peace in the Region: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-09-08 23:14
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region supports any initiative that could bring about peace and stability to the region, said Prime Minister Masrour Barzani. Discussing the current situation across the Middle East as well as the Kurdish question in Turkey with a h ...
KRG Supports Any Initiative Towards Peace in the Region: PM Barzani - BAS News

PM Barzani Tasks Minister of State to Lead Erbil-Baghdad Talks

BAS News - 2019-09-19 00:53
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani tasked Khalid Shwani, KRG’s Minister of State, to handle the ongoing negotiations between Erbil and Baghdad. The decision comes as the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the federal government ...

PM Barzani, Iraqi President Discuss Erbil-Baghdad Relations

BAS News - 2019-09-19 00:53
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday received the Iraqi President Barham Salih in Erbil, where they discussed the relations between Erbil and Baghdad. Barzani and Salih agreed that there is a good opportunity for both the ...

Ministry of Peshmerga: “The reorganization and unification efforts are to serve the Peshmerga and Kurdish people.”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-09-13 10:10
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga KRG Minister of Peshmerga and British Consul General in Erbil discussed recent developments in the region, Erbil-Baghdad relations as well as the reorganization efforts within the Ministry of Peshmerga. On September 12 ...

Prime Minister Barzani chairs meeting to discuss government priorities

KRG-Spain - 2019-09-13 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today chaired a meeting of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to discuss a range of key priorities. The meeting approved an essential overhaul of the Kurdistan Region’s taxation ...

Mine dismantling in the eastern countryside of Deira Zour

SDF Press - 2019-09-12 19:45
Deira Zour- The Mine Engineering section of the Internal Security Forces dismantled on Wednesday evening a group of mines planted by ISIS in the Tayana area in the eastern countryside of Deira Zour. The team went to the area after receiving reports from t ...

Prime Minister Masrour Barzani receives Iraq’s Minister of Planning

KRG-Spain - 2019-09-12 00:00
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today received the Minister of Planning for Iraq, Nouri Sabah al-Dulaimi. During the meeting, Prime Minister Barzani and the Minister agreed that improved relations between Erbil and ...

Rehabilitation of Khayala Sharqiya School in the western countryside of Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-09-09 21:20
Raqqa – The Education Committee started the project of fully rehabilitating the School of Khayala Sharqiya in the western countryside of Raqqa within a maximum period of one month. The maintenance work includes the rehabilitation of all the walls of the s ...

Kurdistan Seeks Solution with Baghdad to Secure Constitutional Rights: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-09-09 17:52
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is determined to continued its talks with the federal government of Iraq in hopes of an agreement that will secure the constitutional rights of the people of Kurdistan Region, said Prime Minister Masrour Ba ...

Europe and its Neighbourhood 2019: Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management in the 21st Century

International Crisis Group - 2019-09-09 17:48
International Crisis Group is hosting its fifth annual conference, Europe and its Neighbourhood: Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management in the 21st Century, in partnership with Chatham House and Al Sharq Forum. Tuesday, December 10, 2019Chatham House ...

President Nechirvan Barzani Reiterates His Support for Peace Process in Turkey

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-09-09 00:29
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 8 September 2019 – In a meeting with a delegation of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), President Nechirvan Barzani reiterated the importance of solving the Kurdish issue through peace and dialogue, and stated that no efforts s ...

Turkey-US Joint Patrols in North Syria Begin

BAS News - 2019-09-08 15:46
ERBIL — Turkish military vehicles entered northern Syria on Sunday to join a US convoy and conduct the first joint patrol as part of preparations to establish a ‘safe zone’ in the region. Six armored vehicles with Turkish flags joined the US forces 30 ki ...

Kurdistan President Urges Peaceful Talks to Address Kurdish Question in Turkey

BAS News - 2019-09-08 15:46
ERBIL — The Kurdish question in Turkey should be addressed through peaceful means not war and violence, said Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani. The remarks were made during a meeting between Barzani and a high-level delegation of the Peoples' ...

Elders of Al Anza..We are against any interference that undermines the stability of the region

SDF Press - 2019-09-07 18:39
Raqqa – The Military Council of Raqqa held a meeting with the elders of the Anza clan to discuss the situation and the future of the region, and inform them about the latest political developments. The elders affirmed that they stand by the Syrian Democra ...

50 trainees in the health education course in Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-09-07 18:39
Raqqa – 50 trainees from Raqqa’s Youth Council joined the fourth nursing course to promote health situation in the city. The trainees will receive theoretical and practical lessons on the first aid at the martyr Mohammed al-Khalil military hospital in Raq ...

Minister of Peshmerga: “Unification efforts are headed in the right direction.”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-09-07 13:53
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga KRG Minister of Peshmerga says, “Preliminary steps towards unifying the Peshmerga Forces are headed in the right direction, in a way that the goals and purpose of the Peshmerga will be met.” On September 5, 2019, Shors ...

/ 160 / fighters join a training course in the countryside of Deira Zour

SDF Press - 2019-09-04 17:04
Deira Zour – The Command of the Military Academies in the Eastern Region of Deira Zour’s Countryside opened its third training course for the Special Forces (commandos) of the Syrian Democratic Forces. The course included 160 fighters who will receive tra ...

Contra-guerilla activities reported in Şırnak region

ANF - 2019-09-02 16:00
Death squads disguised as HPG guerrillas have been sighted in Şırnak region. Thousands of people became victims of such parastatal units in the Kurdish region in the 1990s. ...

KRG Prime Minister shares his condolences to the Minister of Peshmerga

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-08-25 09:36
Media Center, Minister of Peshmerga On August 23, 2019, Masrour Barzani, KRG Prime Minister, extended his condolences to the Minister of Peshmerga, through a phone call, regarding the passing away of his mother. He wished that she will be met with the jo ...

The Dark Side of Turkey’s Intelligence Community

E-Kurd - 2019-08-13 13:25
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute Last week the US Embassy in Turkey released a statement that said Washington had reached an agreement to implement “initial measures to address Turkey’s security concerns” and to establish a “peace corridor” ...