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Hoshyar Zebari Urges Iraq to Act to Fire Incidents in Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-05-27 00:04
ERBIL - Kurdish politician and former foreign minister of Iraq, Hoshyar Zebari, has expressed concerns over the recent fire incidents in the disputed areas which have targeted the farms of Kurdish citizens, urging Iraq to put the issue into consideration ...

Baghdad rejects unilateral US action against Iran: Iraq FM

Rûdaw - 2019-05-26 18:15
Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is in Baghdad for talks ...

Iran expresses to expand cooperation with Iraq

Waar Media - 2019-05-26 17:18
WAAR_DUHOK Iraqi President Barham Salih and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Saturday discussed “prevention of war and reduction of tension in the region,” according to an official statement. During his official visit to Iraq, Zarif also discussed ...

Iranian FM arrives in Baghdad to meet with Iraq officials

Waar Media - 2019-05-26 17:18
WAAR_DUHOK Iranian media are reporting that the country’s foreign minister has arrived in Baghdad to meet his Iraqi counterpart and other officials. The official IRNA news agency reported Saturday that Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet with Iraqi Foreign Mi ...

Iran to Defend Itself Against Any Aggression: FM

BAS News - 2019-05-26 16:29
ERBIL — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif reiterated that his country will defend itself against any military operation by the US or others. “We will defend ourselves from any war efforts against Iran, whether it will be an economic war or a ...

Iranian FM Discusses Tensions in Region with Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2019-05-26 11:06
ERBIL — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Saturday in Baghdad to discuss the current situation in the region. Zarif’s trip to Baghdad comes amid growing tensions between Tehran and Washington, ...

German FM met with Kurdish protest in Osnabruck

ANF - 2019-05-25 15:49
A demonstration was held in an event Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas was attending in Osnabruck by YXK and JXK member students to draw attention to the hunger strikes and Rojava. ...

New US Deployment to Middle East Threatens International Peace: Iranian FM

BAS News - 2019-05-25 11:08
ERBIL — The decision to deploy an additional 1,500 US troops to the Middle East is a “dangerous” development that threatens the “international peace”, said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Cited by state-owned IRNA, Zarif said his country w ...

Iraqi archbishop makes urgent appeal in meeting with Foreign Secretary | ICN

Indcatholicnews - 2019-05-25 09:02

Trump’s Ill-advised Pardon

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-05-25 01:28
Recently, President Trump announced that he will pardon former Army First Lieutenant Michael Behenna, who was convicted of executing a […] ...

Blinded by desire for post-Brexit trade, Theresa May neglected foreign policy matters | The Independent

Independent - 2019-05-24 19:20

Syrian-Turkish Border Security Cannot Violate Syrian Sovereignty- Russian Foreign Ministry - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-05-24 13:18

Modi Wins Big—What’s Next? – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-05-24 12:47

Erdogan and Turkish foreign policy: Neo-Ottoman rumblings - Qantara.de

Qantara - 2019-05-24 12:45

US foreign policy: Donald Trump versus Middle East peace - Qantara.de

Qantara - 2019-05-24 12:45

France Takes in Another 28 Kurdish Yezidi Families

BAS News - 2019-05-24 12:37
ERBIL — The Republic of France has taken in another group of 28 Kurdish Yezidi families who have survived the brutality of the Islamic State (IS). According to an official statement by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Yezidis were flown fr ...

Iranian FM to Visit Iraq Amid Tensions with US

BAS News - 2019-05-24 12:37
ERBIL — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif is scheduled to visit Iraq’s capital Baghdad as tensions between Tehran and Washington continue. A source from Iraqi prime minister’s office confirmed the report and said the visit will be in the next ...

Donald Trump’s Vow to End ‘Endless Wars’ Derailed by Foreign Policy Realities, and Now Pentagon Wants 10,000 More Troops in the Middle East

Newsweek - 2019-05-23 19:08

Senate panel rejects requirement for Iran war sign-off

Waar Media - 2019-05-23 14:09
WAAR_DUHOK The Senate Foreign Relations Committee rejected Wednesday a Democratic action seeking to require congressional sign-off on any prospective war with Iran. The 13-9 vote saw all Republicans, except Senator Rand Paul, stand in opposition to the a ...

Children of foreign fighters in Iraq, Syria must have rights protected: UNICEF

Rûdaw - 2019-05-22 11:47
They are “among the world’s most vulnerable children” ...

When Home Is a Prison, More Saudi Women Are Choosing to Flee – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-05-21 06:16

Iraq Considers Attack on Green Zone an Attempt to Trigger US-Iran War

BAS News - 2019-05-21 01:11
ERBIL - Iraq has said that it views the Sunday's rocket attack in the Green Zone where the US embassy and several other foreign diplomatic buildings are located as an attempt to trigger a war between the US and Iran. The comments were made by the spokesp ...

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Securitising Turkish foreign policy: Turning back the clock - Qantara.de

Qantara - 2019-05-20 21:18

UK to Iran: Do Not Underestimate US Resolve

BAS News - 2019-05-20 16:25
ERBIL — British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned Iran not to “underestimate” the resolve on the US side while tensions continue to escalate between Tehran and Washington. “I would say to the Iranians: Do not underestimate the resolve on the US si ...

Iranian FM to Trump: “Try to Respect—It Works”

BAS News - 2019-05-20 13:41
ERBIL — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif has responded to a recent tweet by US President Donald Trump, saying the US should respect Iran. “Never Threaten an Iranian. Try to Respect—It works,” Zarif said on Twitter earlier today. Following a ...

Iraq to Investigate Sunday's Rocket Attack on Green Zone

BAS News - 2019-05-20 00:33
ERBIL - The Security Committee in the Iraqi Parliament is said to investigate on Monday into Sunday's rocket attack on the fortified Green Zone where the US embassy and other foreign diplomatic buildings are located. Earlier the day, several Katyusha roc ...

ExxonMobil Evacuation Hurts Deal with Iraq: Oil Minister

BAS News - 2019-05-19 19:55
ERBIL — By evacuating its foreign employees from Iraq, ExxonMobil will hurt a deal Baghdad that was about to be made with the company, said the Iraqi Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban. "Had we concluded we would have signed the heads of agreement," he said, r ...

Bahrain asks its citizens to leave Iran, Iraq ‘immediately’

E-Kurd - 2019-05-19 18:50
DUBAI,— U.S.-allied Bahrain warned its citizens on Saturday against travel to Iraq and Iran and asked those already there to return “immediately” for their safety, state news agency BNA said. The Bahrain foreign ministry cited, “unstable regional circums ...

Exxon Mobil evacuates foreign staff from Iraqi oilfield

E-Kurd - 2019-05-19 18:50
BASRA,— Exxon Mobil has evacuated all of its foreign staff, around 60 people, from Iraq’s West Qurna 1 oilfield and is flying them out to Dubai, a senior Iraqi official and three other sources told Reuters on Saturday. The evacuation came just days after ...

EU must keep door open for Turkey, says Greek foreign minister | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-19 18:45

Five foreign tourists killed in plane crash in Honduras

Yahoo - 2019-05-19 14:10

Foreign Relations senators demand Iran briefing | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-05-19 06:12

Exxon evacuates foreign staff from Iraqi oilfield

Gulan Media - 2019-05-19 01:42

Who Will Speak for the Tatars? – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-05-19 01:02

Democracy, populist authoritarianism, and American foreign policy

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-18 22:39

Zarif Says No War to Occur Between US and Iran

BAS News - 2019-05-18 21:03
ERBIL - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that there would be no war between the US and Iran. The US has recently deployed forces to the Gulf, a move which soon resulted in an escalation in the ties between Washington and Teh ...

Russia warns US of symmetrical response on nuclear move

Waar Media - 2019-05-18 16:56
WAAR_DUHOK Russia will “symmetrically” respond to the U.S. actions after the end of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Russian foreign minister said on Friday. “As for the consequences of the U.S. withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range N ...

Exxon Mobil evacuates entire foreign staff from key Iraqi oilfield: Official

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-18 15:46

ExxonMobil Evacuates Foreign Employees out of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-18 14:06
ERBIL — US giant oil company, ExxonMobil, has evacuated its foreign employees from West Qurna 1 oilfield in Iraq’s southern province of Basra, three sources told Reuters on Saturday. The evacuation comes after US State Department ordered its “non-emergen ...

Exxon Mobil pulls foreign staff out of Basra: Reuters

Rûdaw - 2019-05-18 13:39
Production at Basra’s West Qurna 1 oilfield is continuing: reports ...

Iran urges China, Russia 'concrete action' to save nuclear deal

Rûdaw - 2019-05-17 21:38
Iran's foreign minister has visited Russia, China, India, Japan ...

UK advises dual British-Iranian nationals to avoid Iran

Rûdaw - 2019-05-17 21:38
UK Foreign Secretary warned risk of 'mistreatment' for dual nationals in Iran ...

Iraq Is Not an Iranian Vassal State – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-05-17 19:02

Greek Foreign Chief Wants Turkey to Stop Making Trouble - The National Herald

Thenationalherald - 2019-05-17 17:08

Turkey’s defence industry targets hampered by foreign policy, brain drain - analysis | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-17 12:39

Greek foreign minister: EU should keep door open for Turkey – POLITICO

Politico - 2019-05-17 01:07

The Hidden Sources of Iranian Strength – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-05-16 19:41

Prime Minister Barzani meets Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2019-05-16 17:46

Favorable Atmosphere for Foreign Investments Now: Kurdistan PM

BAS News - 2019-05-16 14:03
ERBIL — The situation in Kurdistan Region has significantly improved to create a suitable atmosphere for foreign investments, said Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani. “Security and stability in Kurdistan Region contribute to create the fav ...

Foreign military activity increasing in the Horn of Africa - defenceWeb

Defenceweb - 2019-05-16 06:10

Germany Won’t Reduce Diplomatic Mission in Kurdistan, Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-15 16:59
ERBIL — Germany said it has no plan to reduce the number of its staff at its embassy in Baghdad and consulate general in Erbil. A German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said the German Embassy in Baghdad was fully staffed and working, as reported by Reuters ...

UK: Boris Johnson could face court over Brexit claim

Waar Media - 2019-05-15 15:27
WAAR_DUHOK A judge will decide next week whether to summon former foreign secretary Boris Johnson to court over a claim made during the 2016 EU referendum. The private case was initiated by businessman Marcus Ball, who has accused Johnson of misconduct i ...

Iran poses no threat to US, foreign representatives in Iraq: PM

Rûdaw - 2019-05-15 11:46
"As of now we haven't recorded serious movements that could constitute a threat to anyone ...

Syria Kurds urge world to take back foreign jihadists - The Hindu BusinessLine

Thehindubusinessline - 2019-05-15 10:56

UK Foreign Secretary replied to motion moved by Playd Cymru

ANF - 2019-05-15 10:39
UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt replied in writing to Playd Cymru motion on the hunger strike resistance moved by Liz Saville Roberts MP. ...

Designating the Muslim Brotherhood a Foreign Terrorist Organization Harms America | The National Interest

Nationalinterest - 2019-05-15 00:34

Macron wants to meet Libya’s Haftar to push ceasefire: French foreign minister

Gulan Media - 2019-05-14 22:39

Let us unite our efforts in pursuing the remnants of terrorism

SDF Press - 2019-05-14 19:28
The Syrian Foreign Affairs Ministry sent two simultaneous letters to the UN Security Council and the United Nations, there were a lot of lies and fabrications against our forces in the two letters. It worth mentioning that our forces liberated Deira Zour ...

Danish citizens were discouraged from traveling to Kurdistan, Balochistan and Khuzestan

Kurdpa - 2019-05-14 06:02
Kurdpa Agency: The Danish Foreign Ministry wanted its citizens to refrain from traveling to Kurdistan, Balochistan and Khuzestan. ...

The battle of Istanbul will shape Turkey’s future | European Council on Foreign Relations

ECFR - 2019-05-14 01:02

French FM: Paris Considers Mechanism to Try Foreign ISIS Militants | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-05-13 21:50

Syrian Foreign Ministry Slams Kurdish Militia For Brutal Crackdown - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-05-13 21:50

Germany to instate “mosque tax” against Erdogan threat

ANF - 2019-05-13 13:31
Germany is discussing whether to instate a “mosque tax” to break the influence of Salafist groups and foreign countries like Turkey. ...

Four commercial vessels targeted by ‘sabotage’ near UAE waters: Foreign Ministry

Gulan Media - 2019-05-13 06:09

Facing lack of opportunity at home, foreign workers seek jobs in Kurdistan

Rûdaw - 2019-05-12 20:51
“In one day, 800 to 1,000 people come to apply for work permit in the Kurdistan Region" ...

Armenian FM mistakenly shares Nazi collaborators’ photo

Waar Media - 2019-05-12 17:34
WAAR_DUHOK Armenian foreign minister mistakenly shared a photograph of Armenian militia on Twitter which had collaborated with the Nazis, as he was commemorating the Armenian soldiers who held duty in the Soviet army. Zohrab Mnatsaganyan was remembering ...

Spotlight: No plain sailing ahead for Turkey as thorny foreign policy issues may take critica - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Xinhuanet - 2019-05-12 15:43

Syrian Lesson in American Foreign Affairs - Modern Diplomacy

Moderndiplomacy - 2019-05-11 15:02

The World This Weekend – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-05-11 13:03

Oman to Reopen Embassy in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-05-11 12:17
ERBIL — The government of Oman has showed willingness to reopen its diplomatic mission in Iraq. Iraq’s ministry of foreign affairs confirmed on Saturday that Muscat has sent a letter to FM Mohammed al-Hakim, in which it reveals about the plan to reopen e ...

Turkey bans entry of at least four foreign Christian workers

Evangelicalfocus - 2019-05-11 06:15

‘We May Be Moving Toward a Military Confrontation’ – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-05-10 18:20

Why Turkey and America Cannot Compromise in Syria - Foreign Policy Research Institute

FPRI - 2019-05-10 17:03

Saudi Arabia: Khashoggi Killing Can't Stop Foreign Investment - Bloomberg

Bloomberg - 2019-05-10 13:52

The Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Germany : in armed combat, Kurdish parties do not target civilians and tourists

Kurdpa - 2019-05-10 12:51
Kurdpa Agency: The Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Germany warned its citizens to avoid traveling to some places in Iran. ...

EU Rejects Iran’s Ultimatum over Nuclear Deal

BAS News - 2019-05-09 11:46
ERBIL — The European Union Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom on Thursday rejected the ultimatum by Iran over Nuclear Deal. Iran said a day earlier that it was planning to ease “some commitments” to the 2015’s Nuclear Deal, givin ...

Spotlight: U.S. would block foreign loans to force Ankara to toe the line: analysts - China.org.cn

China - 2019-05-09 06:04

Iraq: Over 500 IS Foreign Insurgents Tried Since 2018

BAS News - 2019-05-08 22:48
ERBIL - More than 500 insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) have so far been tried in Iraq since the beginning of 2018, the Supreme Court has revealed. The court explained in a statement that it had tried a total of 514 IS members, including both men and ...

Over 500 foreign ISIS members sentenced since 2018: Iraq’s Supreme Court

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-08 21:23

Lavrov: US attempts to resettle Kurds in Arab areas might trigger Syria’s breakup

TASS - 2019-05-08 20:21
It is necessary that those areas inhabited by the Kurds should remain their national heritage, the Russian foreign minister said ...

US Foreign Policy: There Is Nothing Inherently Wrong with “America First”

Fairobserver - 2019-05-08 17:37

Iran accuses US of trying to start war

Waar Media - 2019-05-08 15:36
WAAR_DUHOK Some officials in the U.S. administration want to start a war with Iran, but it would be suicide, Iran’s foreign minister said Tuesday. “Apparently, those who launched the U.S.-Iraq war in 2003 are aspiring to unleash another war, and this tim ...

Iraqi Foreign Ministry to Open Office in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-08 00:38
ERBIL - The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to open an office in the Kurdistan Region to facilitate the citizens' paperwork, a lawmaker confirmed on Tuesday. Talking to BasNews, Muthanna Amin, head of Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) at the Ir ...

Erdogan’s Long Arm in Europe – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-05-07 19:44

‘Decision to rerun Istanbul elections based on law’

Waar Media - 2019-05-07 17:33
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said late Monday that the decision to rerun local elections in Istanbul was taken on the basis of law and everyone should respect it. In a written statement, the ministry said the March 31 local elections were observe ...

US Unsafe in the Middle East for Its Unpopularity: Iranian FM

BAS News - 2019-05-07 15:58
ERBIL — Washington’s concerns over the safety of its forces and interests in the Middle East comes from its unpopularity in the region not from Iran, said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. “If US and clients don’t feel safe, it’s because they’re des ...

KCK: Isolation hasn’t ended, demands haven’t been met

ANF - 2019-05-07 10:01
KCK: “The isolation hasn’t ended, and the demands of the resistance haven’t been met. The lawyers’ visit to Imrali was planned only to ease the domestic and foreign pressure created by the resistance to break the isolation.” ...

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the UK Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Head of the Diplomatic Service

Waar Media - 2019-05-06 18:36
WAAR_DUHOK Prime Minister Barzani presented a brief overview of the ISIS conflict, post-ISIS situation and the conditions of internally displaced persons and refugees in the Kurdistan Region, including the reconstruction of their areas to enable them to ...

Security Brief: Bolton’s Warning to Iran – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-05-06 14:36

Iraqi, Kurdish, foreign officials send messages of peace to Musl

Rûdaw - 2019-05-06 11:30

Turkey says Israeli strikes in Gaza targeted building where its state news agency has office

Reuters - 2019-05-04 22:56
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday that Israeli forces had targeted a building in Gaza where the offices of Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency are located, and added that the attacks were a crime against humanity. ...

Damascus denounces Kurd-Arab forum as ‘treason’

Rûdaw - 2019-05-04 13:33
Kurdish organizers of the forum are 'pursuing delusions': Foreign Ministry ...

War junkies: Why foreign fighters are flocking to Ukraine - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

ABC - 2019-05-04 08:33

Nicolas Maduro's strong-arm tactics and foreign backing keep Venezuelan opponents at bay | World News | Sky News

SKY - 2019-05-04 07:52

Iraq terrà foreign fighter francesi Isis - Ultima Ora - ANSA

ANSA - 2019-05-03 23:59

Iraqi Foreign Ministry Seeks Acquittal for Baath Era Figures

BAS News - 2019-05-03 02:39
ERBIL - Iraqi Foreign Ministry has requested for an acquittal for the former Iraqi Baath regime era figures so as to be able to work for the ministry, according to a document. Iraqi media reports published a document on Thursday which was reportedly dire ...

Foreign Correspondent: Biden vs. Bernie—a Foreign Policy Faceoff - Progressive.org

Progressive - 2019-05-03 00:12

Turkey, U.S. getting closer on ‘safe zone’ in northern Syria: foreign minister

E-Kurd - 2019-05-02 21:19
ANKARA,— Turkey and the United States are getting closer to an agreement on the details of a planned safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria along the Turkish border, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. Cavusoglu ...

Turkey, U.S. getting closer on issue of Syria safe zone: foreign minister

Yahoo - 2019-05-02 20:52

Turkey, U.S. getting closer on Syria - Turkish foreign minister | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-02 20:22

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