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Russia warns US of consequences over sanctions

Waar Media - 2018-09-21 15:05
WAAR-DUHOK: Moscow and Beijing lashed out Friday at Washington’s new anti-Russian sanctions that also target China for the first time, warning the United States could face consequences. The United States is “playing with fire”, Russia’s deputy foreign mi ...

Treasury Sanctions Key ISIS Financial Facilitators

The Global Coalition - 2018-09-20 17:27
Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today to designate two Daesh financiers pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or ...

Turkish FM, US's Pompeo Discuss Syria's Situation by Phone

BAS News - 2018-09-18 21:38
ERBIL - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in a phone call on Tuesday with the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed the latest political developments in Syria, a report said. Anadolu Agency cited a Turkish diplomatic source who spoke on con ...

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 ...

Italy police search home, seize passport of suspected YPG foreign fighter

The Defense Post - 2018-09-16 22:55
Police carried out searches targeting three Italians on Sardinia and seized the passport of one subject in an investigation into suspected involvement with the Syrian YPG The post Italy police search home, seize passport of suspected YPG foreign fighter ...

Putin calls on Japan to sign peace treaty without preliminary conditions

Waar Media - 2018-09-12 14:57
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested that Japan should sign a peace treaty before the end of the year without any preliminary conditions, he said at a plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum. In its turn, Japan’s Foreign Minis ...

US slaps new sanctions on Daesh money “facilitator”

The Global Coalition - 2018-09-10 22:20
Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today targeting Waleed Ahmed Zein, a terrorist in East Africa who established an intricate worldwide financial network to facilitate funds transfers fo ...

US Condemns Violence Against Diplomats in Southern Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-08 10:03
ERBIL — The US State Department has condemned the violent actions by protestors against foreign diplomats in southern Iraqi city of Basra. “The United States condemns the violence against diplomats, including that which occurred today in Basrah,” reads a ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Threatens US Forces in Iraq, Calls them “Invaders”

BAS News - 2018-09-05 10:22
ERBIL — A group of militias operating under the umbrella organisation of the Iraqi Shi’ite Hashd al-Shaabi have once again threatened the US and other foreign forces in Iraq, saying they should not stay beyond the time limit they are expected. In a state ...

Iraqi Kurdistan hosts first ever Kurdistan Fashion Week

E-Kurd - 2018-09-03 19:32
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— For the first time, Iraq’s Kurdistan Region is host to the Kurdistan Fashion Week where foreign and local Kurdish designers, boutiques, and brands will showcase their upcoming collections. The three-day event began ...

Iranian FM Travels to Damascus for Talks over Idlib

BAS News - 2018-09-03 11:48
ERBIL — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Damascus on Monday in an unannounced trip to discuss the possible attack on Idlib. The visit comes as Syrian government forces mass around the last rebel bastion in the northwestern provinc ...

Iran’s FM pays surprise visit to Syria for key talks

Waar Media - 2018-09-03 11:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Monday morning to hold meetings with senior officials in the Arab country. Heading a high-ranking delegation, Zarif arrived in Damascus at the official ...

Пост-американское будущее сирийских курдов

Ria Taza - 2018-09-03 09:14
Программная статья в Foreign Policу, где рассматриваются перспективы сирийских курдов после завершения битвы за Идлиб и возможного вывода американских войск. Основной посыл, время сирийских курдов истекает и если они не успеют в ближайшие месяцы заключит ...

KDP Official Responds to Iranian FM on Kurdistan Flag, Referendum

BAS News - 2018-09-03 01:12
ERBIL — A senior member of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has responded to remarks by Iranian foreign minister on the Kurdistan flag and referendum, saying such a statement was not expected form a diplomat. Hemin Hwarami wrote on his officia ...

Marivan Int. Street Theatre Festival Launched

BAS News - 2018-09-02 11:58
ERBIL — 13th International Street theatre Festival was kicked off on Saturday in the Kurdish city of Marivan, northwest of Iran. The festival is attended by foreign groups who will perform in different genres. Two groups from the Kurdistan Region are als ...

Iran Warns “Firm” Response If Int. Laws not Followed in the Gulf

BAS News - 2018-08-29 15:28
ERBIL — Iranian Revolutionary Guards would respond firmly if foreign forces do not abide by international laws in the Persian Gulf, south of Iran, said a senior military official. “Thanks to the Revolutionary Guards’ Navy, the hostile countries are worri ...

FPRI Mourns the Passing of Gerry Lenfest

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-08-21 03:26
FPRI honors the memory of Gerry Lenfest, a great Philadelphian and a great American. May his memory be a blessing. […] The post FPRI Mourns the Passing of Gerry Lenfest appeared first on Foreign Policy Research Institute. ...

Iraqi FM to Quit Political Affairs Forever

BAS News - 2018-08-18 19:47
ERBIL - Iraqi FM Ibrahim al-Jaafari announced that he will quit the political affairs and instead has started to dabble in literature and education, an Iraqi political analyst said on Saturday. "Iraqi Foreign Minister will quit the political affairs and ...

Baghdad Denies Coordination in Turkish Airstrike on PKK in Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-08-18 10:00
ERBIL — Iraq’s Foreign Ministry has decried the Turkish airstrike targeting Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Sinjar, saying there had been no coordination between Baghdad and Ankara for the raid. In a statement on Friday, ministry spokesperson Ahmed Mah ...

Iraq condemns Turkish airstrikes on Sinjar, denies coordination

E-Kurd - 2018-08-17 20:41
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday denounced Turkish airstrikes on the Yazidi district of Sinjar (Shingal) in northwest Iraq, which killed the commander of PKK forces in the area. The ministry’s spokesman, Ahmed Mahjoub, denied any coo ...

30 CIA ajanının öldürüldüğü iddiası

Rûdaw - 2018-08-16 20:22
ABD merkezli Foreign Policy, bazıları eski bazıları da halen görevde olduğu ifade edilen 5 CIA yetkilisinin açıklamalarına dayanarak verdiği haberinde, CIA'in Çin'de 2010 yılına kadar iyi çalışan muhbir ağının çöktüğü belirtildi. ...

Çin'de 30 CIA muhbirinin infaz edildiği iddiası

BAS News - 2018-08-16 16:43
BasNews- Çin'de ABD Merkezi Haber Alma Teşkilatına (CIA) çalışan 30 muhbirin infaz edildiği ileri sürüldü.ABD menşeli dış politika dergisi Foreign Policy'de yer alan haberde, bazıları eski bazıları da halihazırda görevde olduğu ifade edilen 5 CIA yetkili ...

Lavrov to discuss planned four-way Syria summit in Ankara

Waar Media - 2018-08-13 17:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday a four-way Syria summit “is planned in the upcoming future,” with the leaders of Russia, France, Turkey and Germany attending. It said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Ankara on Monday and Tue ...

Baghdad Opposes Involuntary Deportation of Emigrants from EU

BAS News - 2018-08-13 10:27
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is against any deportation of its citizens from EU countries if it is against their own will, country’s foreign ministry said. The ministry stated Iraqi ambassador to Sweden, Ahmed Kamali, had held a meeting with Swedish offi ...

Iran: Abadi’s visit to Tehran non scheduled in agenda

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 13:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Conflicting with reports of a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to Tehran, Iran’s foreign ministry on Sunday denied any scheduled visit. Bahram Gasemi, the spokesperson for Iran’s foreign ministry, said he had not received any off ...

Finland to Send Military Advisors to Train Iraqi Forces

BAS News - 2018-08-11 11:57
ERBIL — The Finnish government has announced that it will send a number of military advisors to Iraq to take part in NATO training mission for Iraqi troops. “The President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy decid ...

Iran Says No Meeting with US as Tensions Escalate

BAS News - 2018-08-11 11:57
ERBIL — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that his country has no planned meetings with the US officials during this year’s United Nations General Assembly. Asked about the likelihood of any meeting, including Zarif’s talks w ...

Turkish delegation left US with no agreement

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-10 19:29
Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal (2nd L) leaves after a meeting with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan at State Department in Washington, U.S., August 8, 2018. (Photo: Reuters/Yuri Gripas) ...
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