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The Prime Minister Masrour Barzani welcomed Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
KRG-Spain - 2021-09-09 00:02
Erbil, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, 7th of September 2021 The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government Masrour Barzani welcomed today Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in Erbil, Ku ...
Masters and Commanders | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2021-09-04 10:08
The Cuban Crackdown | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2021-08-30 09:55
Iran’s Foreign Minister heads to Syria after Baghdad Conference
NPA Syria - 2021-08-29 12:38
ERBIL, KRG, Iraq (North Press) – Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian headed from Baghdad to the Syrian capital Damascus after the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership ended, official Iranian media outlets said on Sun ...
Russia’s Battle for the Black Sea | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2021-08-16 08:44
America Failed Its Way to Counterterrorism Success | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2021-08-12 06:59
Turkey condemns opening of Syria’s AANES office in Switzerland
NPA Syria - 2021-08-11 13:20
QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – On Tuesday, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Swiss Chargé d’Affairs in Turkey against the backdrop of the opening of an office representing the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) i ...
The Age of Zombie Democracies | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2021-08-06 00:05
How Iran and Saudi Arabia Can—Together—Bring Peace to the Middle East | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2021-08-03 08:37
Countries curb Syria’s return to Arab League: Syrian FM
NPA Syria - 2021-07-27 14:12
DAMASCUS, Syria (North Press) – On Monday, Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs Faisal Mekdad said, “There is a country or two that are trying to curb the Syria’s return to the Arab League, implementing with this the American, Israeli, and foreign will.” “A ...
The Search for a Syria Strategy | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2021-07-27 08:22
Dutch gov’t signs deal with KRG to support development in agricultural sector
Justice for Kurds - 2021-07-26 22:22
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdistan Regional Government and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on furthering agricultural cooperation on Sunday. The agreement was signed by Kurdistan Region Minister of Agricu ...
Pedersen discusses Syria in Russia
NPA Syria - 2021-07-22 19:02
QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – On Thursday, UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen held talks with Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov in Moscow to discuss issues related to Syria, mainly the Constitutional Committee and UN aid for Syrian ...
EU, France, U.S. react to Erdogan's 'Cyprus provocation'
ANF - 2021-07-21 16:11
The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of a provocation during a visit to the Turkish-occupied north of Cyprus. ...
Najaf and American Foreign Policy: Preparing for a Post-Sistani Iraq — THE INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS REVIEW
Iar Gwu - 2021-07-18 10:42
Russia and Iran differ on Syria: Iranian official
NPA Syria - 2021-07-10 19:08
A senior advisor to the Iranian Foreign Minister on special political affairs said on that there is a difference in views between his country and #Russia regarding #Syria. The post Russia and Iran differ on Syria: Iranian official appeared first on North ...
Iraq – Attacks against Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh facilities (8 Jul. 2021) - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs
Diplomatie - 2021-07-09 20:52
Russia, Turkey discuss new agreements on Syria
NPA Syria - 2021-07-01 14:57
QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – On Wednesday, Turkey announced that it is working on new agreements with Russia regarding the situation in Syria. This was stated by Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu in a press conference with his Russia ...
Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS
The Global Coalition - 2021-06-28 22:10
Joint Communiqué The Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS, reconvening in-person after two years, met today in Rome at the invitation of Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi Di Maio and U.S. Secretary ...
Norway concerned about Turkish military presence in South Kurdistan
ANF - 2021-06-25 12:59
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Norway is concerned about the Turkish state's military presence in southern Kurdistan. ...
Germany and the Armenian Genocide | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2021-06-23 21:42
Syrian issue to be discussed in Rome next week
NPA Syria - 2021-06-23 20:38
Next Week, about 14 Ministers of Foreign Affairs will meet in Rome to discuss the #Syrian_crisis. The post Syrian issue to be discussed in Rome next week appeared first on North press agency. ...
France concerned about Rojava’s future, will do ‘a lot’ to help : parliamentary committee
Justice for Kurds - 2021-06-19 15:03
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — France is concerned about the future of northeast Syria (Rojava) and will “do a lot” to ensure its place in a peaceful Middle East, the head of the French parliament’s foreign affairs committee told a visiting delegation in Paris ...
British union GFTU organises webinar on Kurdish issue today
ANF - 2021-06-16 12:02
The GFTU is organising a special webinar on the Kurdish issue today at 18:30 BST, featuring HDP co-spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Hişyar Ozsoy and numerous other HDP representatives. ...
Foreign affairs committee recommends Ottawa repatriate children detained in Syria - The Globe and Mail
Theglobeandmail - 2021-06-12 22:52
Autonomous Administration delegation discusses the Syrian crisis in France
ANF - 2021-06-10 13:52
A delegation of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria met with French Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee and discussed many issues including the Syrian crisis and the imprisoned ISIS members and their families. ...
Syria’s Autonomous Administration delivers speech in French Parliament
NPA Syria - 2021-06-09 14:38
QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – On Wednesday, a delegation of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) met with the Head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the French National Assembly Jean-Louis Bourlanges on an official invitation. ...
Syria’s AANES appeals to US, EU for security and economic support
NPA Syria - 2021-06-08 16:05
The #AANES Foreign Affairs Department revealed the details of a virtual meeting held on Thursday between representatives of the AANES, representatives of a number of the European countries, and the US Secretary of State. The post Syria’s AANES appeals to ...
A Strategy for the Long Fight Against COVID-19 | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2021-06-08 07:39
Syrian opposition reacts to Russian statements on early Syrian elections
NPA Syria - 2021-06-05 14:04
DAMASUCS, Syria (North Press) – Views of opposition figures are varied in Syria regarding the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ statements regarding the possibility of holding early Syrian presidential elections. Some opposition figures suggested that ...
America Still Needs Counterinsurgency | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2021-06-03 14:40
Peace in Kurdistan writes to UK Foreign Minister on Turkey's invasion of North Iraq
ANF - 2021-05-29 10:05
Peace in Kurdistan Campaign wrote an open letter to UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Dominic Raab MP, about Turkey’s invasion of Iraq and attack on the Kurds. ...
Peace in Kurdistan writes to UK Foreign Minister about Kobanê Trial
ANF - 2021-05-24 08:35
Peace in Kurdistan Campaign sent an open letter to Dominic Raab MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the trial of the HDP in Turkey. ...
Foreign Affairs: Турция няма да се върне в лоното на Запада
Focus News - 2021-05-22 00:48
Turkey Will Not Return to the Western Fold | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2021-05-19 15:54
Iraqi Foreign Minister discusses Syrian war with his Belgian counterpart
NPA Syria - 2021-05-05 14:41
ERBIL, Iraq (North Press) – On Wednesday, the Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs discussed with his Belgian counterpart, issues related to security and stability in Iraq and Syria, especially Hawl camp and families of the Islamic State ISIS. This came in a ...
ERBIL, Iraq (North Press) – On Monday, the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Turkish embassy Chargé d’Affairs and handed him a protest note in response to continuous violations. In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its co ...
The Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs defends the country's actions on protests
Yahoo - 2021-05-01 06:11
President Nechirvan Barzani meets with Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif
Presidency of Kurdistan - 2021-04-28 02:59
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, April 27, 2021 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and his accompanying delegation that included Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq, I ...
Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs visits Kurdistan Region of Iraq
NPA Syria - 2021-04-27 21:51
Media reports said that the Iranian Minister's tour focuses on Tehran's relationship with Saudi Arabia and ways to reduce tension between the two countries. #Iran The post Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs visits Kurdistan Region of Iraq appeared first ...
Mazloum Abdi's meeting with Swedish Defense Minister disturbs Turkey
ANF - 2021-04-21 17:52
Following a recent meeting between Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) General Commander Mazloum Abdi and Swedish Minister of Defense, Turkey summoned the Swedish Ambassador to Ankara to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and conveyed its "discomfort". ...
Angela Merkel's Model for Germany and its Limits | Foreign Affairs
How Rising Great Power Tensions Will Affect Central Asia
Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2021-04-09 01:02
The recent escalation in diplomatic tensions between the U.S., EU, China, and Russia is an unwelcome development for Central Asia. With the recent complicated visit to Moscow by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Securit ...
Joint Communiqué by Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Small Group
The Global Coalition - 2021-03-31 15:48
At the invitation of Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès and U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, the Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS Small Group met virtually today to reaffirm ...
Sinn Féin condemns oppression of Kurdish political representatives in Turkey
ANF - 2021-03-31 13:35
Sinn Féin spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Defence, John Brady TD, condemned the ongoing efforts of the Erdogan regime in Turkey to ban the HDP. ...
The Kurds' Big Year | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2021-03-30 07:31
Go Abroad, Young American | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2021-03-29 22:02
"The crisis in Shengal cannot be resolved militarily"
ANF - 2021-03-21 07:59
The Iraqi government does not want to resolve the Shengal crisis through dialogue. The Kurdish and international public urgently need to intervene, said Faris Herbo, Shengal's foreign affairs representative. ...
The Penitent Pope | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2021-03-12 17:14
Blinken to appear before Foreign Affairs Committee | TheHill
Thehill - 2021-03-11 01:49
Turkey slams Iraqi Kurdistan over map of Greater Kurdistan on stamp issued for Pope visit
E-Kurd - 2021-03-10 21:43
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan region,— Turkey’s ministry of foreign affairs on Wednesday has slammed the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) over its plans to print commemorative stamps marking the papal visit with a map of greater Kurdistan calling ...
Preparations complete for Pope Francis’ meeting with President Nechirvan Barzani
Presidency of Kurdistan - 2021-03-02 22:19
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, March 2, 2021 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received Iraq’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nizar Al-Khairulla, who is also the Head of the High Preparatory Committee for the visit of His Holiness Pope Franc ...
Iraq – Telephone conversation between Jean-Yves Le Drian and Masrour Barzani, Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (25 Feb. 2021) - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs
Diplomatie - 2021-03-01 00:11
Rep. Ilhan Omar seeks sanctions reform in her new foreign affairs leadership role
Yahoo - 2021-02-26 07:07
President Nechirvan Barzani received Armenia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Presidency of Kurdistan - 2021-02-24 17:20
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, February 24, 2021 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Mr. Artak Apitonian, accompanied by Armenia’s Consul General in Erbil, Mr. Arshak Manoukian. President Nech ...
EU “gravely concerned” about the continuing pressure against the HDP
ANF - 2021-02-23 18:43
Turkey must safeguard its democratic system, including respect for human rights and the rule of law and the freedom of political association, said EU Lead Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. ...
How America Enables War in Yemen| Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2021-02-09 07:02
EU says "hate speech" by high-level Turkish officials against LGBTI "unacceptable"
ANF - 2021-02-05 10:02
Lead Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Peter Stano expressed concern over Boğaziçi university and said that "hate speech displayed by high-level officials against LGBTI students and the closing of a LGBTI association is unacceptable." ...
U.S. Strategy in Syria Has Failed | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2021-01-25 15:57
British parliamentary question on CPT Report on Imrali
ANF - 2021-01-23 14:12
MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle asked the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he plans to take to support the conclusion from the CPT on the unacceptable circumstances for prisoners on Turkey’s Imrali prison. ...
The New American Way of War | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2021-01-23 02:28
A Plan for Securing Cyberspace | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2021-01-20 19:10
Biden Doesn’t Need a New Middle East Policy | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2021-01-15 19:11
Autonomous Administration says Damascus is avoiding its responsibilities
ANF - 2021-01-15 11:53
The Directorate of Foreign Affairs of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria said that the Damascus government is avoiding its responsibilities and preventing the resolution of the crisis. ...
Drones Are Destabilizing Global Politics | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2020-12-26 16:12
Peace in Kurdistan writes to UK Foreign Minister about Güven
ANF - 2020-12-24 13:05
Peace in Kurdistan Campaign sent an open letter to Rt. Hon. Dominic Raab MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on the jailing of DTK co-chair and former HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Güven. ...
EU calls on Turkey to release Osman Kavala
ANF - 2020-12-21 17:54
EU’s Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Massralı has criticized the continued imprisonment of Osman Kavala: “The decision last Friday runs against Turkey’s stated commitment to the rule of law and the respect of fundamental rights.” ...
Ten Years After the Arab Spring, the Uprisings Continue | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2020-12-16 17:51
A Democracy Summit Is Not What the Doctor Ordered | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2020-12-15 06:02
Hope for the Future of American Leadership Dies Hard | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2020-12-12 15:01
Kurdistan Region President appreciates France’s support to Kurdistan Region
Presidency of Kurdistan - 2020-11-25 00:24
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region, November 24, 2020 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received France’s Ambassador to Iraq Mr. Bruno Aubert and the director of the Crisis and Support Center of France’s Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Mr. Eric C ...
What Biden's new foreign policy team tells us
BBC - 2020-11-24 02:48
US foreign policy experts weigh in on what the new slate of top diplomats means for global affairs. ...
China Has Made Drone Warfare Global | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2020-11-20 20:09
Ara Ayvazyan appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs – Public Radio of Armenia
Armradio - 2020-11-18 20:32
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KRDnews - 2020-11-10 10:08
Iraq – Attacks against the security forces in the Kurdish autonomous region - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs
Diplomatie - 2020-11-09 18:42
French minister: We crossed an unacceptable threshold with Turkey
ANF - 2020-11-04 20:37
Asked about the state of French-Turkish relations, the French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs described the behavior of the Turkish president as "threats" and indicated that sanctions could be taken at the European level. ...
Short perspectives on the United States’ foreign policy in the Middle East after the November 2020 presidential election – The Cairo Review of Global Affairs
Thecairoreview - 2020-11-03 10:00
Former UK MEP Ward expresses concern about latest HDP arrests
ANF - 2020-10-27 12:43
Human rights defender and former Labour MEP for the North West, Margaret Ward, wrote to Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, regarding the latest mass arrests of members of the HDP. ...
Peace in Kurdistan writes to UK Foreign Secretary about Shengal
ANF - 2020-10-26 09:58
Peace in Kurdistan Campaign wrote to Rt. Hon. Dominic Raab MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and to Rt Hon Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs about Shengal. ...
ISIS Is Already Rising From the Ashes | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2020-10-23 19:09
Joint statement by the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Weimar Triangle (France, Germany and Poland) - Jean-Yves Le Drian, Heiko Maas and Zbigniew Rau (Paris, 15 Oct. 2020) - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs
Diplomatie - 2020-10-16 17:32
Why Armenia and Azerbaijan Are on the Brink of War | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2020-10-14 18:23
HDP: Detentions and arrests continue
ANF - 2020-10-12 13:43
HDP’s co-spokespersons for Foreign Affairs, said in a statement that the "arrests of HDP mayors continue despite multiple calls and demands from bodies of the Council of Europe. ...
HDP statement on “helicopter torture” of two Kurdish villagers
ANF - 2020-09-30 17:09
Feleknas Uca and Hisyar Ozsoy, Co-spokespersons of the HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party) Foreign Affairs, released a statement on the brutal torture suffered by two Kurdish civilians in the countryside of the Van province. ...
HDP: The onslaught on the HDP continues unabashedly!
ANF - 2020-09-25 17:05
HDP Foreign Affairs Spokespersons issued a statement on today's political operation targeting the party. ...
Deputy Chair of Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Nick Champion joins calls for Australian recognition of 1915 genocides – Public Radio of Armenia
Armradio - 2020-09-25 08:01
China's Abuses Against Uighurs in Xinjiang Spark Anger in Islamic World | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2020-09-20 15:06
Turkey pushing its own envelope in foreign affairs | Ahval
Ahvalnews - 2020-09-20 00:56
Ajaccio declaration after the 7th Summit of the Southern EU countries (MED7) (10 Sept. 20) - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs
Diplomatie - 2020-09-12 21:57
PKK becomes ‘source of problems’ for Iraqi Kurdistan: KRG foreign affairs
E-Kurd - 2020-09-08 02:01
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Head of Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations and senior member of the Barzani’s KDP party, Safeen Dizayee, said on Monday that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has become a source ...
How U.S. Sanctions Can Crack the Syrian Regime | Foreign Affairs
Foreignaffairs - 2020-09-05 02:35
French president Macron meets with Iraqi and Kurdish officials in Baghdad
E-Kurd - 2020-09-02 22:29
BAGHDAD,— French President Emmanuel Macron voiced support on Wednesday for a sovereign Iraq and said its main challenges are Islamic State militants and foreign interference in its affairs. France also backs Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s efforts to ...
Peace in Kurdistan Campaign: Water can't be used as a war weapon
ANF - 2020-08-30 08:27
Peace in Kurdistan Campaign wrote an open letter to UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs demanding action on use of war as a weapon in war against Kurds. ...
Foreign Affairs Council tries to de-escalate dangerous situations in Belarus and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea
Brusselstimes - 2020-08-17 21:38
Foreign Affairs Council called for Friday to discuss tense relations with Turkey and Belarus
Brusselstimes - 2020-08-15 11:17
KCK: KRG must take a stand against the Turkish state
ANF - 2020-08-13 13:39
The KCK's Foreign Affairs Committee calls on the regional government of Southern Kurdistan to take a stand against the attacks of the Turkish state and to participate in the defence of the Kurdish people. ...
EU Foreign Affairs Council to meet to discuss Turkey and Belarus
ANF - 2020-08-12 19:43
The EU considers Turkish drilling in the Mediterranean illegal and has already created a framework of sanctions to directly target persons and entities involved in oil drilling in Cypriot territorial waters. ...
Kemalism Is Dead, Long Live Kemalism | Foreign Affairs