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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 ...

Iraq Concerned about Catalan Declaration of Independence

BAS News - 2017-10-29 20:25
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi government is concerned about the unilateral move by Catalonia to declare independence from Spain, said Ahmed Mahjub, a spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry. Iraq supports a unified Spain, the official said in an official statement o ...

Saudi Arabia Welcomes KRG’s Initiative for Talks with Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-10-28 00:39
ERBIL ― The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomed on Friday Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) initiative to hold dialogue with the Iraqi central government and find a peaceful solution to their disputes. An official from Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry sa ...

Three Lebanese Kidnaped in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-10-25 19:56
BAGHDAD — Three Lebanese nationals were kidnapped shortly after their arrival in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, Lebanon’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday. The abductees were identified as Imad al-Khatib, Nader Hmadeh and George Batrouni. The incident, ...

Russia Urges Erbil, Baghdad on Resumption of Talks

BAS News - 2017-10-21 22:29
ERBIL — Russia has encouraged Kurdistan Region and the Iraqi central government to return to constructive dialogues as an alternative for the current military confrontations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. The statement comes ahead of a meeting betwee ...

Iraqi Delegation Attacked, Robbed in South Africa: MP

BAS News - 2017-10-15 19:26
ERBIL — Head of Iraq’s Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Relations has warned that the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs of unorganised international trips by official delegations after a group of Iraqi delegates were robbed in South Africa last we ...

Borders with Kurdistan Open: Iranian Foreign Ministry

BAS News - 2017-09-25 20:35
ERBIL— Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday stated Iran has not closed its border entries with the Kurdistan Region, refuting an earlier statement by the spokesperson of the ministry. In a statement, the ministry said what has been published by t ...

Turkey to take all measures against KRG referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-25 09:22
Turkey will take "all measures" under international law if the Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum being held on Monday generates threats to Turkey's national security, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement. ...

Direct Flights Between Erbil and Urmia to Resume

BAS News - 2017-09-23 15:31
ERBIL — Iranian authorities have ensured that direct flights between Urmia and Erbil will soon be resumed after a temporary halt. Ahmed Montazemi, head of a provincial office for Iran’s Foreign Ministry in Urmia, confirmed the report and told Fars News A ...

Turkey summons German envoy over Kurdish rally in Cologne

Reuters - 2017-09-16 22:36
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey summoned the German ambassador to Ankara on Saturday over what it said was a Kurdish militant rally in Cologne, the foreign ministry said, in a further sign of strained relations between the NATO allies. ...

Turkish Ministry warns KRG of paying a price in case referendum held

Waar Media - 2017-09-14 15:43
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish warned Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of paying a price for insisting on holding an independence referendum on Sept. 25, in a foreign ministry statement on Thursday. The statement, which welcomed Iraqi parliament vote that reject ...

Iran dismisses final statement of Arab League summit

KurdPress - 2017-09-14 15:32
Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has rejected the final statement of the recent Arab League summit in Cairo and the anti-Iran allegations raised by Emirati and Kuwait representatives during the meeting. ...

Delegation of the Kurdish National Council (KNC) in Moscow

KNC Geneva - 2017-09-08 23:58
At the invitation of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a delegation of the KNR in Syria under the leadership of President Ibrahim Biro traveled to Russia this week. On Thursday, 7 September 2017, the delegates met the Russian Deputy Foreign Ministe ...

Russia Emphasizes the Involvement of Kurds in Intra-Syria Talks

BAS News - 2017-09-08 15:33
ERBIL — Russian President's special envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Mikhail Bogdanov, has reaffirmed the importance the presence of Syrian Kurds in the talks on peace settlement in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Bogdanov met ...

Iran warns Kirkuk over joining Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
TEHRAN,— Iran on Wednesday warned the Iraqi province of Kirkuk against taking part in next month’s Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum, saying it is “wrong, provocative and unacceptable”. A statement from the foreign ministry described as “dangerous” ...

China rejects possibility of military intervention in North Korea

Waar Media - 2017-09-04 13:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Beijing is firmly committed to peaceful methods of resolving the situation on the Korean Peninsula and rejects any steps aimed at exerting military pressure on North Korea, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang said at a briefing on ...

Kirkuk’s participation in KRG referendum dangerous move: Turkey

KurdPress - 2017-08-30 08:35
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has criticized a decision by the local administration of Kirkuk to participate in a planned referendum by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Sept. 25, saying it is a “serious breach” of the Iraqi constitution and a “da ...
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