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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 ...

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 ...

Turkish Foreign Ministry strongly condemns US sanctions decision

Waar Media - 2018-08-02 14:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Twitter that US move would not be left without retaliation, adding that Ankara will provide an adequate response to US Sanctions against Turkish ministers. “We call on the US administration to ...

Tehran to Sue Baghdad if Marshland Fires were Intensional

BAS News - 2018-07-30 22:16
ERBIL - Iranian deputy director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ office in Khuzestan, Vahid Haji Ali-Khani, has threatened to take actions against Iraq if documents prove that the fire which swept across Hawizeh Marshes between the two countries borde ...

Russia, Iran, Turkey to be held meeting on Syria in Sochi on July 30-31

Waar Media - 2018-07-27 12:06
WAAR-DUHOK: The tenth meeting of the deputy foreign ministers of the countries acting as guarantors of the Astana process (Russia, Iran and Turkey) on the settlement in Syria will be held in Sochi on July 30-31, Russian Foreign Ministry Deputy Spokesman ...

US delegation to discuss Iran sanctions with Turkish officials

Waar Media - 2018-07-20 10:20
WAAR-DUHOK: A US delegation of Treasury and State Department officials will meet with Turkish authorities on Friday to discuss sanctions targeting Iran, Reuters reported, citing an official from Turkey’s foreign ministry. “A US delegation currently holdi ...

Putin-Trump meeting in Helsinki to be held between a.m. and p.m.

Waar Media - 2018-07-13 20:02
WAAR-DUHOK: A summit meeting between Russian and US Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, will take place in Helsinki between 08:00 a.m. and 04:00 p.m. local time on July 16, Ilta-Sanomat said on Friday citing the Finnish Foreign Ministry. The pos ...

Lavrov, Pompeo to meet in Helsinki during Russia-US summit

Waar Media - 2018-07-13 15:03
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US State Secretary Mike Pompeo will meet in Helsinki on the margins of the Russia-US summit, the Russian Foreign Ministry informed TASS on Friday. “A meeting between both countries’ foreign policy ch ...

Iran Cuts Flow of 42 Rivers into Iraq: Ministry

BAS News - 2018-07-04 23:47
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has accused neighbouring Iran of restraining at least 42 rivers from flowing into Iraq, causing water shortage in the country. Iraqi Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Ahmed Mahjoub said at a seminar in Baghdad that measures hav ...

Northern Kurdistan.. UNISCO adds GobekliTepe holy site to heritage list

Waar Media - 2018-07-02 17:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Göbeklitepe, a site in Northern Kurdistan-Southeastern Turkey hailed as the world’s oldest temple, has been added to UNESCO World Heritage list, the Foreign Ministry said on July 1. In a statement issued on its website, the ministry said the ...

Damascus Condemns Turkish, US Military Presence in Manbij

BAS News - 2018-06-20 13:53
ERBIL — Syrian Foreign ministry has decried the military presence of Turkish and US forces in near the Kurdish town of Manbij in north of the country. "Syria expresses its strong condemnation and absolute rejection of the incursion of Turkish and America ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Chemical Weapons Inspectors Arrive in Syria's Douma: Report

BAS News - 2018-04-21 18:01
ERBIL - Chemical Weapons Inspectors have reportedly arrived in Syria's Douma where an alleged poison gas attack took place on April 7, said the Russian foreign ministry. It's been a week that a team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical W ...

Russian Foreign Ministry evacuated over bomb threat

Waar Media - 2018-04-20 02:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Employees of the Russian Foreign Ministry are being evacuated from the building in the center of Moscow after an anonymous phone call alleging a threat of explosion. “After an anonymous bomb threat in the building of Russian Foreign Ministry ...

Iraq to Receive Third Batch of Korean Jets This Year

BAS News - 2018-04-17 22:51
ERBIL — The Iraqi government said on Tuesday it is expecting the third batch of South Korean fighter jets to arrive by the end of the current year. Iraq signed a contract to purchase 24 T-50 jets from South Korea. The ministry of foreign affairs said in ...

Direct Flights Opened Between Baghdad and Kiev

BAS News - 2018-04-16 13:23
ERBIL — Iraq’s Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that direct flights have been established between Baghdad and Kiev. A ministry statement said officials from Iraq and Ukraine signed an agreement at a ceremony held in Kiev. The flights would be operate ...

Iraq: Strikes Against Syrian Gov. Threaten Region’s Stability

BAS News - 2018-04-15 00:09
ERBIL — The Iraqi Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that the strikes against the Syrian regime are “dangerous actions” that could threaten the stability of the whole region. “The Iraqi Foreign Ministry expresses its concern toward the strikes carried out ...

Baghdad Bureaucracy Blocks De-mining in Sinjar

Nadia Murad - 2018-04-02 07:28
Baghdad Blocks De-mining in Sinjar This week in Paris I met with President Macron’s advisors to the Middle East, the French Foreign Ministry, the French Crisis and Support Center. The French government re-affirmed President Macron’s commitment to assistin ...

Saudi Arabia Says No Plans for Crown Prince to Visit Iraq

BAS News - 2018-03-31 23:21
ERBIL — Saudi Arabia on Saturday refuted the reports of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Iraq. “Official sources at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirms that there is no truth to the media reports on the Crown Prince’s visit to Iraq,” the m ...

Baghdad Threatens to React as Ankara Announces Operation in Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-03-25 19:22
ERBIL — The Iraqi Defence Ministry said on Sunday that it will not remain silent if any foreign force attacks the country. The statement comes hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a military operation against the Kurdistan Workers’ Par ...

Letter to Czech director of foreign ministry over arresting Salih Muslim

E-Kurd - 2018-02-27 00:50
Dr. Amir Sharifi | Ekurd.net Spokesperson and Director of Czech foreign ministry Loretánské náměstí 5, Hradčany, Praha 1 Dear Miss Michaela Lagronová, We, members of the Kurdish Communities in California express our utmost outrage at the illegal arrest o ...

Turkey Slams France's Reaction to Afrin Operation

BAS News - 2018-02-09 01:38
ERBIL — Turkish foreign ministry spokesperson Hami Aksoy said in a statement on Thursday that it is being seen with regret that the French foreign minister made “unfortunate and groundless” comments on ‘Operation Olive Branch.’ Turkey has accused France ...

Swedish FM Postpones Turkey Visit in Protest to Afrin Offensive

BAS News - 2018-02-07 01:34
ERBIL — Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom postponed an already scheduled visit to Turkey in protest to Ankara’s military offensive against the Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin. Swedish Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that the visit has been postpone ...

Dutch government formally withdraws Turkish ambassador over 2017 row

Waar Media - 2018-02-05 21:06
WAAR-DUHOK: The Netherlands’ ambassador to Turkey will officially be withdrawn from Ankara, the Dutch foreign ministry said in a statement released on Monday, following disagreements in bilateral talks. “Recent talks offered Turkey and the Netherlands an ...

Iran Shows Its Stand On Turkish Attacks in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-05 14:30
Erbil - Spokesperson to Islamic Republic of Iran ministry of foreign affairs in a press conference asserted that Turkey should stop its attacks on Afrin, a Kurdish city in Syria. "The Turkish army has to put an end to its attacks on Afrin since it only w ...

Iraq Decries Turkish Assault on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-03 17:15
ERBIL — Iraqi Foreign Ministry released a statement in which it condemns the Turkish assaults on Afrin, a Kurdish city in Syria. "We condemn any interventions from a foreign country to the internal affairs of another country," Iraqi Foreign Ministry Offi ...

Iran Calls on Turkey to Halt Afrin Operation

BAS News - 2018-01-21 20:05
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran has called on Turkey to halt the Afrin operation and respect Syria’s territorial integrity, said a spokesperson for Iranian Foreign Ministry. According to Mehr News Agency, Bahram Ghasemi said that Iran is closely and ...

Meeting with The French Foreign Ministry

Nadia Murad - 2018-01-13 16:32
This week Nadia's Initiative met with Mr. Jean Claude Mallette, from the French Foreign Minister to follow up on what we discussed in our last October’s meetings with the Honourable Emmanuel Macron, the French President, and the Foreign Minister Mr. Jean ...

Lavrov to receive Zarif today in Moscow

Waar Media - 2018-01-10 18:32
WAAR-DUHOK: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will arrive in Moscow on Wednesday for a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi was quoted as saying by IRNA news agency. “Foreign Minister of ...

Iranian FM: No Evidence to Prove Erbil Involved in Iran Protests

BAS News - 2018-01-08 23:23
ERBIL — A spokesperson for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected the claims by other senior officials of his country who accused the Kurdistan Region earlier of having a role in the ongoing angry protests across Iran. Secretary of Iran's E ...

Mardan, Oscar submitted by Iraq

Mij Film - 2018-01-05 16:35
Iraq submits Mardan as official Oscar entry Mardan, a film by Batin Ghobadi, has been nominated by the cultural committee of the culture ministry in Iraq for the Academy Awards foreign language film prize. The film, which premiered in Toronto in September ...

Zakharova: There is no legal basis behind Erdogan’s remarks about Assad

Waar Media - 2017-12-29 15:33
WAAR-DUHOK: There is no legal basis whatsoever behind remarks by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who said that Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad is a terrorist, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday. “As for the fact th ...

Sweden Summons Iraqi Envoy on Execution of Its Citizen

BAS News - 2017-12-15 20:33
ERBIL — Sweden’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Iraqi ambassador after a Swedish-Iraqi citizen was executed by Baghdad government on terror charges. The man, in his 60s, was among dozens of convicts whom the Iraqi judicial authorities hanged earlie ...

Astana 8 scheduled to be held on December 21st

ANHA - 2017-12-12 14:00
NEWS DESK- The Kazakh Foreign Ministry has announced that the 8th round of Astana meeting between Russia, Turkey and Iran regarding the Syrian crisis will start on December 21st. The Kazakh Foreign Ministry announced in a statement that the 8th round wil ...

Qassemi: French President’s official visit to Iran on agenda

Waar Media - 2017-12-12 11:20
WAAR-DUHOK: Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi reiterated Tehran’s policy to boost relations with Paris in all areas and said a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to the Islamic Republic is on the agenda. Speaking to reporters here ...

Iraq Announces End of Oil-for-Food Program

BAS News - 2017-12-09 11:54
ERBIL — Iraqi Foreign Ministry on Saturday declared the end of Iraq's Oil-for-Food program imposed since 1995 under Chapter VII of the United Nations charter. After Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990 the UN Security Council placed Iraq under Chapter VII of the ...

Iraq Removes Its Kurdish Ambassador to Italy

BAS News - 2017-12-04 17:40
The move is part of the crackdown on Kurds after September referendum ERBIL — The Shi’ite-led government of Iraq has planned a plot to remove the Kurdish officials from office and it has begun replacing the Kurdish officials in the foreign ministry with ...

Abadi Planning to Sack Dozens of Kurdish Ambassadors

BAS News - 2017-11-09 03:08
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is reconsidering the structure of foreign ministry, as part of which nearly 40 ambassadors will be dismissed, a lawmaker from the Shi’ite Arab State of Law Coalition said. Most of the ambassadors whom are be ...
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