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Pompeo to visit Turkey after Riyadh over Khashoggi

Waar Media - 2018-10-16 13:10
Someone holds a poster of Jamal Khashoggi outside Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 8, 2018. WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Turkey after his meeting with Saudi King Salman over the disappearance of journ ...

Serbia to Open Consulate in Erbil: Envoy

BAS News - 2018-10-11 21:42
ERBIL - The Serbian ambassador to Iraq Uroš Balov said on Thursday that his country is working on opening its consulate in the Kurdistan Region capital city. In an interview with Kurdistan 24, Balov noted that opening the diplomatic facility in Erbil wou ...

U.S. senators trigger human rights probe over missing Saudi journalist

Reuters - 2018-10-11 01:10
Twenty-two U.S. senators on Wednesday forced a U.S. investigation of whether human rights sanctions should be imposed over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist last seen as he entered the Saudi consulate in Turkey on Oct. 2. ...

Erdogan asks Riyadh to ‘prove’ journalist left consulate

Waar Media - 2018-10-09 13:27
Security cameras are pictured at the entrance of the Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 8, 2018. WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday called on Riyadh to prove its claim that Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, w ...

Iraq Concerned over US Decision to Close Down Consulate in Basra

BAS News - 2018-09-29 09:43
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has expressed concern over a decision by US State Department to close down its consulate office in Basra. “We are concerned over US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision to close down the consulate in Basra and relocating ...

US Consulate in Basra to Close for Security Purposes: Report

BAS News - 2018-09-28 22:38
ERBIL - The US State Department is scheduled to close down the country's consulate in the Iraqi southern province of Basra amid the violent protests, Sputnik cited the Wall Street Journal on Friday evening. Thousands of people in the oil-rich city have b ...

Rocket Lands near US Consulate in Basra: Report

BAS News - 2018-09-28 09:34
ERBIL — At least three rockets were fired on Thursday into Basra Airport, landing near the US consulate, according to media reports. The incident took place on Thursday evening but it was reported on Friday by the Iraqi media outlets. According to Baghda ...

US Consulate Envoy to Observe Kurdistan Election

BAS News - 2018-09-17 14:11
ERBIL — The US Consulate General in Erbil will act as a foreign observer in the upcoming parliamentary election in the Kurdistan Region, an official confirmed. According to Zhiyar Dizayee, an official from Kurdistan’s electoral commission, a representati ...

Iran Opens New Consulate in Basra

BAS News - 2018-09-11 20:01
ERBIL - Iran opened on Tuesday a new consulate building in the Iraqi southern province of Basra as the country's previous diplomatic facility was burned by the angry protesters last Friday. The Iraqi protesters, a few days earlier, set fire to several pu ...

Iraqi protesters storms Iranian consulate in Basra

Waar Media - 2018-09-09 11:17
WAAR-DUHOK: Protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in southern Iraq’s city of Basra, setting it on fire as part of deadly demonstrations against lack of services and jobs in which several government buildings have been ransacked and torched. Demonstrat ...

Iran Summons Iraqi Envoy Amid Fire on Consulate

BAS News - 2018-09-08 19:54
ERBIL - After the burning of the Iranian consulate by the angry Iraqi protesters on Friday, the country's envoy to Iran was summoned by Tehran to answer the fire incident on the consulate, a report said. According to IRNA, the director of Persian Gulf af ...

Protesters set on fire Iranian consulate in Iraq’s Basra

E-Kurd - 2018-09-08 18:10
BASRA, Southern Iraq,— Protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in Iraq’s southern oil hub Basra on Friday, setting it on fire as part of deadly demonstrations against lack of services and jobs in which several government buildings have been ransacked an ...

Abadi Orders Investigation into Protestor Storm onto Iranian Consulate

BAS News - 2018-09-08 10:03
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider has ordered investigations into the Friday incidents in the protest-hit province of Basra, south of the country. The order came hours after angry protestors attacked Iranian consulate in Basra, and burned the building. ...

Iran Closes Shalamcheh Border Crossing with Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-07 23:27
ERBIL - After the angry protesters set fire to the Iranian Consulate in Iraq on Friday evening, the Islamic Republic closed the Shalamcheh border crossing in Basra, locals reported. After burning the consulate, the spokesperson of the Iranian Ministry of ...

Basra Protests: Iranian Consulate Set on Fire

BAS News - 2018-09-07 19:07
ERBIL — Angry protestors in Iraq’s southern province of Basra stormed on Friday the Iranian Consulate, and set fire to the facility. It comes after the protestors burned several government buildings and offices for Shi’ite militias as well as political b ...

Russia's new alliance in Iraq?

Kurdistan24 - 2018-09-03 09:02
A Russian flag flies atop the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Seattle. (Photo: Reuters) ...

Report: New Iraq mission emerges for US Marines

Waar Media - 2018-08-08 11:51
WAAR-DUHOK: Marines conducting embassy security assignments will soon have another Middle East consulate to look forward to. The largest U.S. consulate complex in the world is currently under construction in Erbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan regi ...

UK Committed to Peshmerga Ministry’s Reform Program

BAS News - 2018-07-31 14:24
ERBIL - The UK General Consulate on Tuesday held a special ceremony, spearheaded by the British Consul General in Erbil Martin Warr, for awarding a hundred Peshmerga officers who have successfully completed a program management course. The British Consul ...

U.S. diplomats, Kurdistan PM break ground for largest consulate in Erbil

E-Kurd - 2018-07-08 00:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Senior officials from Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the US State Department broke ground on the largest US consulate in the world on Friday, July 6. In July 2011, the United States opened its first ...

KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani break ground for new US Consulate in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-07-06 12:47
WAAR-DUHOK: In a ceremony on Friday, the Kurdistan Region Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, alongside US Ambassador to Iraq, Douglas Silliman, and US Consul General, Ken Gross, broke soil at the site where the new US consulate will be built. “This proje ...

Erbil: US Envoy, Kurdish PM Break Soil For New Consulate Facility

BAS News - 2018-07-06 12:02
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani participated on Friday, alongside with US Ambassador to Iraq, Douglas Silliman, and US Consul General, Ken Gross, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new US Consulate General in Erbil government. "The new com ...

Turkish elections hold in Kurdistan Region

Waar Media - 2018-06-17 13:21
WAAR-DUHOK: A week before Turkey will hold presidential and parliamentary elections in the country, Turkish nationals in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq started to cast their ballots on Sunday. Expats can vote at the consulate general in Erbil or the embas ...

Iran Consulate: No Employee Sought Asylum in US Consulate in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-05-23 22:43
ERBIL — Iranian Consulate in Sulaymaniyah has rejected the media reports claiming that a consulate employee had sought asylum at the US consulate in the Kurdistan Region. In a statement on Wednesday, the consulate said the reports were “baseless”. It sai ...

Several IS Positions Recently Destroyed in Iraq by Coalition: Statement

BAS News - 2018-05-18 10:07
ERBIL - The US Consulate in Erbil revealed on Friday that the international coalition has lately carried out multiple airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) positions across Iraq. "Recently the Coalition military forces conducted air strikes against D ...

Indian Consulate in Erbil Announces Commencement of Visa Services

BAS News - 2018-05-15 00:52
ERBIL — The Consulate General of India in Erbil has launched its visa service in the Kurdistan Region.The decision was put into effect on 30th April. Further details are as following according to a statement by the consulate: Address – Consular Wing, Con ...
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