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Iraq’s only Kurdish airline takes off with Europe flight

The New Mail - 2018-06-19 23:44
Iraq’s only Kurdish airline launched on Monday with a flight to Sweden, after years of delays owing to the Islamic State’s offensive in the country. Officials hope Fly Erbil’s take-off… The post Iraq’s only Kurdish airline takes off with Europe flight ap ...

Washington Post: Trump to meet with Putin in Europe in July

Waar Media - 2018-06-16 13:42
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump is expected to hold a meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Europe in July, The Washington Post said, citing “a senior administration official and two diplomats familiar with his schedule.” “President Trump i ...

Israeli PM: We Have Targeted Iranian-Backed Militias in Syria

BAS News - 2018-06-14 12:42
ERBIL - Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that his country has targeted Iranian-backed Shi’ite Muslim militias in Syria, adding that "casting such actions as potentially helping to stem a Syrian Sunni Muslim refugee exodus to Europe," said a ...

Netanyahu heads to Europe with Iran on his mind

Waar Media - 2018-06-03 20:30
WAAR-DUHOK: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Europe this week in a bid to rally support from key allies for amending the international nuclear deal with Iran and for pushing Iranian forces out of neighbouring Syria. Netanyahu is set to ...

Kurdish Film on Aylan Kurdi to Go on Screen in US

BAS News - 2018-05-28 22:51
ERBIL — A Kurdish film which narrates the life of Kurdish toddler Aylan Kurdi, who lost his life with his mother and sisters while attempting to cross the sea to the Europe, will go on screen in the United States. The film’s director, Jubrail Abubakir, t ...

Netanyahu heads to Europe to meet Merkel, Macron

Waar Media - 2018-05-28 12:54
WAAR-DUHOK: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will make state visits to Germany and France, where he will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. According to the statement rebased by the Prime Minister’s Office, N ...

The Iran deal is on life support. Can Europe revive it?

International Crisis Group - 2018-05-25 19:11
The key question is whether the sum total of what Europe can offer Iran is sufficiently robust – financially and symbolically – to give those in Iran who argue for restraint and continued engagement a chance. ...

Iran leader: Europe must protect trade with Tehran to save nuclear deal

Roji Kurd - 2018-05-24 00:07
Iran’s top leader set out a series of conditions on Wednesday for European powers if they want Tehran to stay in a nuclear deal after the U.S. exit, including steps to safeguard trade with Tehran and guarantee Iranian oil sales. Roji Kurd: “European banks ...

Iraq: Belgian Man Sentenced to Death over Links with IS

BAS News - 2018-05-22 13:18
ERBIL - An Iraqi court sentenced on Tuesday an Belgian man over links with Islamic State (IS) and involvement with the group's attacks in Europe, said a report. The Central Criminal Court implemented the charge of Tarek Jadoun, aka Abu Hamza al-Baljiki, ...

Iran says Europe’s support for nuclear deal not enough

Roji Kurd - 2018-05-21 00:06
The European Union is not doing enough to preserve the benefits for Iran from the 2015 international nuclear pact following the withdrawal of the United States, Iran’s foreign minister told the EU’s energy chief on Sunday. Roji Kurd: Miguel Arias Canete, ...

Saving the Iran Nuclear Deal Without the U.S.

International Crisis Group - 2018-05-09 04:47
President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement on 8 May 2018. This unilateral act deals a serious blow to the accord, but Europe and Iran can still work together to salvage it. ...

How Europe Can Save the Iran Nuclear Deal

International Crisis Group - 2018-05-02 18:15
The U.S. is threatening to withdraw from the international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program if no one “fixes” it by President Donald Trump’s deadline of 12 May. The danger of deeper Middle East turmoil is great. Europe should salvage the deal no matte ...

Flow of Christian Migration from Nineveh Plains Increases

BAS News - 2018-04-23 19:34
ERBIL — The instability and security challenges in Iraq’s Nineveh Plains at the hand of Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi is forcing more Christian indigenous people to immigrate to Europe, an activist said. “During the past few years, a large n ...

US sends Navy strike group with aircraft carrier to Mediterranean Sea

Roji Kurd - 2018-04-12 00:04
Headed by the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, a U.S. Navy strike group will depart from Norfolk, Virginia on April 11 and head to the Mediterranean for deployment in the Middle East and off the coast of Europe. This is the first combat mission of th ...
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