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Trump’s new Middle East agenda: Iran before Palestinians

Waar Media - 2018-06-15 23:13
WAAR-DUHOK: The New Yorker published Monday an article thoroughly reviewing US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy regarding the Middle East, describing how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to forge a relationship with him prior to his ascent ...

Mesopotamia News: Iran Regime Change Not Yet / Kurds & Kurdish Resistance

Justice for Kurds - 2018-06-15 00:29
Mustafa Hijri: Regime Change Long-Term Solution in Iran PDKI leader Mustafa Hijri addressed the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington DC on 11 June, 2018. A transcript of Hijri’s speech follows. Due to a long tradition of state centralization in comb ...

Turkish FM: YPG's Withdrawal from Syria's Manbij May Begin in July

BAS News - 2018-06-14 12:42
ERBIL - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has predicted the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) to withdraw from the city of Manbij in July in accordance with a recent roadmap reached between Turkey and Russia. "We cannot say that the ...

Ankara, Iran in Contact over Qandil Operation: Cavusoglu

BAS News - 2018-06-14 00:43
ERBIL — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu revealed on Wednesday that his country is in contact with Iran for preparations before a possible military operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Mount Qandil. “We are in contact with Ir ...

Baghdad Criticizes Erbil for Extradition of Murderer of German Girl

BAS News - 2018-06-13 13:01
ERBIL - After Kurdistan Region’s security forces extradited on Saturday a man who was accused of killing a 14-year-old girl in Germany, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry criticized the Kurdish and Germany authorities, calling the move as "a violation of the law ...

In Pictures: First Cycle Project in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-06-12 01:36
ERBIL — The very first bicycle project in Erbil was launched on Monday with the attendance of government officials and foreign diplomats. The project was initiated by Niyan Yasin, a Kurdish cyclist who has won the gold medal in Iraq’s national championsh ...

North Korean leader, Singapore’s PM discuss Korean Peninsula situation

Waar Media - 2018-06-10 15:36
WAAR-DUHOK: Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have discussed bilateral relations and the situation on the Korean Peninsula, the city-state’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “Prime Minister Lee welcomed C ...

UK, Germany, France Urge US to Not Sanction Their Enterprises in Iran

BAS News - 2018-06-07 01:05
ERBIL — The UK, Germany, and France’s foreign ministers have urged the top US officials in a written letter to spare the European business from the new sanctions, reiterating their commitment to Iran's nuclear deal, said a report on Wednesday. "An Irania ...

Turkey Accuses PUK, Gorran of Aiding PKK

BAS News - 2018-06-05 23:10
ERBIL — Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday accused the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) of aiding the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Kurdistan Region’s Sulaymaniyah province. “PKK has been supported by ...

US-Turkish talks end ambiguously

Kurdistan24 - 2018-06-05 00:52
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at the State Department in Washington, US, June 4, 2018. (Photo: Reuters/Leah Millis) ...

Turkey, US Agree on Roadmap For Syria's Manbij

BAS News - 2018-06-04 23:29
ERBIL - The United States and Turkey announced in a joint statement on Monday that they had approved a "road map" for the northern city of Manbij in Syria and confirmed their joint commitment to its implementation. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusog ...

Turkey, U.S. endorse roadmap for Kurdish city of Manbij

Waar Media - 2018-06-04 20:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey and the United States on Monday endorsed a roadmap for the northern Kurdish-Syrian city of Manbij and underlined their mutual commitment to its implementation following a meeting of their foreign ministers in Washington. The move, long ...

Lavrov: All non-Syrian Forces Should Leave Israel-Syria Border ASAP

Waar Media - 2018-05-30 20:52
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday the withdrawal of all non-Syrian forces from Syria’s southern border with Israel should happen as soon as possible, the TASS news agency reported. Rebels control stretches of southwest ...

Lavrov: Only Assad troops should be on Syria’s southern border

Waar Media - 2018-05-28 15:42
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday that only the Syrian regime should field military forces in the country’s southern border areas. Lavrov’s comments, made at a press conference in Moscow, apparently referred to areas includin ...

Germany Angers Turkey By Allowing HDP Rally in Cologne

BAS News - 2018-05-27 14:19
ERBIL — Turkish government is angered at a decision by Germany to allow the pro-kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) rally in Cologne ahead of the Turkish parliamentary election. Turkish Foreign Ministry described the decision as “double standard” as ...

FPRI Fellow Vanessa Neumann Quoted by Fox Business

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-05-25 20:56
Fox Business Venezuela’s debt crisis is spiraling out of control, and the maturing of a $650 million utility bond is […] The post FPRI Fellow Vanessa Neumann Quoted by Fox Business appeared first on Foreign Policy Research Institute. ...

Trump’s Summit Cancellation: What It Means, and Where We Go from Here

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-05-25 20:56
From the beginning, the summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un was slated to be a strange event. What were […] The post Trump’s Summit Cancellation: What It Means, and Where We Go from Here appeared first on Foreign Policy Research Institute. ...

Welcome to our New Website!

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-05-25 20:56
We are proud to announce the launch of our new, redesigned website. We hope you enjoy the updated look and feel, […] The post Welcome to our New Website! appeared first on Foreign Policy Research Institute. ...

The Latest: Turkish, US officials talk Syrian Kurdish town

FOX News - 2018-05-25 13:15
The Latest on the situation in Syria (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Turkey's Foreign Ministry spokesman says Turkish and American officials are meeting in the Turkish capital of Ankara for talks on the strategic northern Syrian town of Manbij that has driv ...

North Korea Destroys Three Nuclear Test Sites: Reports

BAS News - 2018-05-24 14:01
ERBIL - North Korea has blown up three of its nuclear test sites, including the observation buildings, a metal foundry and living quarters at its Punggye-ri nuclear center while dozens of foreign reporters were present at the area, said a report on Thurs ...

Sadr’s Bloc Against Foreign Intervention in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-05-23 22:43
ERBIL — Iraq’s Saeroun Coalition which has won the recent parliamentary election made it clear on Wednesday that it is not at odds with Tehran, but seeks Iraq to govern itself. “Iran is a neighbouring state, and we seek balanced relations that would serv ...

Russian official applauds peaceful Erbil-Baghdad talks

Kurdistan24 - 2018-05-22 20:34
Mikhail Bogdanov, Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Deputy Foreign Minister, with Falah Mustafa, the KRG's Head of Department of Foreign Relations, May 22, 2018. (Photo: Social Media) ...

Spokesperson: Iran Will Stay in Syria Unless Wanted to Leave by Asad

BAS News - 2018-05-21 15:40
ERBIL - Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi reaffirmed that his country's military advisers would stay in Syrai's Damascus unless they are asked by the country's regime to withdraw from it fight against terrorism, said a report. "No one can ...

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, ...

the Iranian regime’s new threats against USA

Roji Kurd - 2018-05-19 00:01
Abbas Araghchi, The political deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran : The USA and Eu will pay much costs if the they drop Nuclear deal. Roji Kurd: Araghchi, in a fromal program in Iranian formal TV channel says, if USA knew, how much costs the ...

Sadr Calls for Technocrat Government, Rejects Foreign Intervention

BAS News - 2018-05-17 14:52
ERBIL - As he has won most of the seats of the parliament, Iraqi Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr, head of Sayirun Alliance called on the leaders of the parliamentary blocs to meet to form a "technocrat government". Sadr had said that his door was "open to ...

Foreign Policy: The Making of a Kurdish Mandela

Justice for Kurds - 2018-05-16 17:39
The Turkish government has just called snap presidential and parliamentary elections, which will be held on June 24. Most analysts are predicting that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) will sail to victory ...

Kovareke Amerîkî navê 10 namzedên serokatiya hikûmeta Iraqê aşkera kir!

BAS News - 2018-05-16 13:57
Soran Kerîm BasNews – Kovara Amerîkî ya Foreign Policy îro 16.05.2018ê 10 navên herî diyar bo namzed bûna serokatiya kabîneya nû ya hikûmeta Iraqê belav kir. Kovara Amerîkî amaje bi vê yekê kir ku bi heman awayê kabîneya berê, serokwezîrê dema pêş ê Iraq ...

France Disapproves of US Embassy’s Relocation to Jerusalem: FM

BAS News - 2018-05-15 00:52
ERBIL — French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday that his country does not approve of the US Embassy’s relocation from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “France does not approve of the US decision to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to J ...

Kazakh Foreign Ministry: US will not take part in Astana talks on Syria

Waar Media - 2018-05-14 11:34
WAAR-DUHOK: US representatives will not take part in the international meeting in Astana on the settlement in Syria, Kazakh Foreign Ministry Spokesman Anuar Zhainakov told reporters on Monday. “The US delegation has refrained from taking part in the curr ...

EU: Iran minister to meet Europeans in Brussels on Tuesday

Waar Media - 2018-05-11 19:28
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran’s foreign minister will meet his British, French and German counterparts in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Tehran, the EU said. European Union foreign policy chief Federic ...

What to Expect of President Putin’s Foreign Policy in His New Term

International Crisis Group - 2018-05-09 23:01
Many wonder what the world should expect now that Russia’s Vladimir Putin has been re-elected for what is supposed to be his final term. Understanding what motivates the Kremlin could help Western policymakers build an approach toward Russia that combine ...

Astana talks on Syria to take place on May 14-15

Waar Media - 2018-05-09 22:32
WAAR-DUHOK: The Astana talks on the political settlement in Syria will be held on May 14-15, the press office of Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday. “The Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan informs that the countries acting as the guarantors ...

Russia “Disappointed” by Trump’s Pullout from Iran Nuke Deal

BAS News - 2018-05-08 22:51
ERBIL — Russian Foreign Ministry said hours after Trump’s decision on Iran’s Nuclear Deal that Moscow is “deeply disappointed” by the move. “There are no - and can be no - grounds for breaking the joint comprehensive action plan (JCPOA). The plan showed ...

UK, France, Germany Remain Committed to Iran Nuke Deal

BAS News - 2018-05-07 23:18
ERBIL — The United Kingdom, Germany and France on Monday made it clear that they would honour the Iran Nuclear Deal even if the United States pulls out. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas stated at a joint press conference with his French counterpart Jea ...

Cavusoglu: Turkey Will Retaliate If US Halts Weapons Sale

BAS News - 2018-05-06 12:28
ERBIL — If the US stops selling weapons to Turkey, Ankara will retaliate to that, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday. US lawmakers on Friday released the details of a $717 billion annual defence policy bill, including the measure on weapons ...

Informal meeting of EU defense ministers starts in Bulgarian capital

Waar Media - 2018-05-05 15:06
WAAR-DUHOK: An informal meeting of EU defence ministers has started in Sofia on Saturday within the Bulgarian chairmanship in the EU. Upon arriving at the forum, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini sta ...

The Times of London: Stand by the Kurds

Justice for Kurds - 2018-05-02 23:20
The people who have fought hardest against Isis deserve America’s support. Great powers are rightly judged by how they treat their allies and friends. One of the most serious foreign policy failures of the past 30 years was the desertion of Kurdish and Sh ...

Czech University Opened in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-05-02 19:04
ERBIL — During a ceremony which was attended by several officials, the Czech Ostrava Technical University opened a branch in Erbil. “I’m delighted to be here with you on behalf of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations to celebrate together the inaugura ...

Russia, Iran, Turkey warn against attempts to divide Syria

Waar Media - 2018-04-28 20:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Moscow, Tehran and Ankara believe attempts to split Syria on ethnic and religious grounds to be unacceptable, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Saturday following a meeting with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts – Mohammad Jav ...
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