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Chevron restarts drilling in Iraqi Kurdistan region

E-Kurd - 2018-02-20 23:36
SAN RAMON, CA,— U.S. oil company Chevron Corp on Monday said it had resumed drilling operations in the Kurdistan region of Iraq (KRI). “Chevron can confirm that it has resumed its activities in the KRI and we have restarted drilling operations at our Sar ...

Hewrami in Moscow: We have three options ahead KRG

Waar Media - 2018-02-20 21:57
WAAR-DUHOK: A leading member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) said that only the people of the Kurdistan Region can decide on whether or not to cancel the outcome of the referendum held last September. “No matter how many times we will be asked to ...

RIA Novosti: KRG in talks with Rosneft to sign new contracts

Waar Media - 2018-02-20 21:57
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said that the Region is currently in talks with the Rosneft in order to sign new contracts, Russia-based RIA Novosti reported on Monday. Rosneft is a major oil company, base ...

UNSC to discuss Erbil-Baghdad disputes

Waar Media - 2018-02-20 21:57
WAAR-DUHOK: United Nations Security Council will start investigations on the disputes between Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in order to help the sides resolve their issues via peaceful methods. According to a statement released by the UN, a copy of which ...

Kurdistan Left Shaken with Third Earthquake in 24 Hours

BAS News - 2018-02-20 21:33
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Sulaymaniyah Province was struck by another earthquake on Tuesday, causing no casualties or serious damages to properties. General Directorate of Meteorology and Seismology of Kurdistan said in a report that the shake was regis ...

World Security Council to Help Baghdad, Erbil Resolve Disputes

BAS News - 2018-02-20 11:13
ERBIL - World Security Council will start investigations on the disputes between Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in order to help the sides resolve their issues via peaceful methods.According to a statement released by the UN, a copy of which was been sent ...

4.7-Magnitude Quake Hits Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-02-19 21:33
ERBIL — Another earthquake, measured at 4.7 on Richter scale, hit Kurdistan’s Khanaqin district on Monday. General Directorate of Meteorology and Seismology of Kurdistan Region said the shake happened at 14:02 local time (+3 GMT). No casualties or major ...

Erbil-Baghdad Agreement Imminent: Source

BAS News - 2018-02-19 21:33
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region and Iraqi governments are close to reach an agreement over their disputes in the nearest future, said a source close to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. The high-level delegations from Erbil and Baghdad are due to resolv ...

Kurdistan: Second Earthquake in a Day

BAS News - 2018-02-19 21:33
ERBIL — Another earthquake hit Kurdistan Region’s border areas overnight on Monday to become the second shake within less than 24 hours. The quake was reportedly felt in various districts of Sulaymaniyah province, including Raniyah, Qaladize, Dukan, and ...

International Airports in Kurdistan Region to Open Soon

BAS News - 2018-02-19 14:03
ERBIL - The Iraqi Prime Minister said that he would soon reopen the international airports in the Kurdistan Region and send the Kurdish public employees' salaries after the auditing process.Speaking to DW News, the Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi on Monday said ...

Kurdistan PM: Counter Pressure Won’t Solve Erbil-Baghdad Issues

BAS News - 2018-02-18 21:23
ERBIL — The Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, said on Sunday that using bargaining chips and imposing counter pressure will not help Erbil and Baghdad address their prolonged disputes. “What is important now is that the talks between ...

Dutch Consul Renews Call on Baghdad to Lift Kurdistan Flight Embargo

BAS News - 2018-02-18 21:23
ERBIL — The Consul General of the Netherlands in Erbil on Sunday called on the Iraqi federal government to lift the embargo on the international flights in the Kurdistan Region. “There are confidence-building measures that the government of Iraq can take ...

Kurdish Delegation to Attend Valdai Club Conference in Russia

BAS News - 2018-02-18 14:44
ERBIL - A delegation from the Kurdistan Region has been invited to attend the annual Valdai Club Middle East Conference in the capital of Russia.The annual Valdai Club Middle East Conference is jointly held by the Valdai Club and the Institute of Orienta ...

IS Plans to Return to Nineveh: Iraqi Official

BAS News - 2018-02-18 13:03
ERBIL - The extremist group of the Islamic State (IS) is planning to invade a Kurdish city in Kurdistan Region, according to Saudi media outlets."The Islamic State has been trying to attack Kirkuk province and occupy it once again so that it can have con ...

Kurdistan Region Delegates Meet Foreign Officials in Munich

BAS News - 2018-02-18 10:47
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region delegates on the second day of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) met with some foreign officials to discuss the issues between Erbil-Baghdad."The delegates on the sidelines of MSC met with Britain's Minister for the Middle ...

Greek businessmen helping in recovery of war-torn Iraqi city of Mosul

Kathimerini - 2018-02-18 00:34
to be there,” the only Greek official in the region told Greek residents of Iraqi Kurdistan, who mainly... to the future while keeping a close eye on developments. He transferred his operations to Iraqi Kurdistan four... the war, more than 100 Greek entre ...

Iraqi PM Promised to Solve Baghdad-Erbil Issues: Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2018-02-17 18:12
ERBIL — The Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council who is attending the Munich Security Conference (MSC) said that the Iraqi PM has promised to solve the issues between Baghdad and Erbil. "We have met with several world leaders on the sideli ...

Masrour Barzani: Security Situation Worsening in Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2018-02-17 16:06
ERBIL — The Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, has laid the responsibility for the deteriorating security situation across the disputed Kurdish territories on the Iraqi government and its forces. “The security situat ...

Erbil Awaiting Baghdad to Fulfil Its Promises: Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2018-02-17 16:06
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has promised to resolve the issues between Baghdad and Erbil, but the Kurdistan Region is still waiting for the fulfilment of those promises, said Masrour Barzani, the Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC). T ...

Kurdish Delagation Meets with Iraqi PM in Munich

BAS News - 2018-02-17 13:17
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Delegation led by Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani on Saturday met the Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi on the sideline of Munich Security Conference.Nechirvan Barzani, Kurdistan Region PM and Masrour Barzani, the Chancellor of the Kurdi ...

Iraqi PM Acts Against Kurdistan Region to Win Arab People’s Votes

BAS News - 2018-02-17 11:19
ERBIL - A Kurdish MP in the Iraqi parliament said that the Iraqi PM has been trying to win the Arab people's hearts and minds for the upcoming federal elections by acting against the Kurdistan Region.Adil Nouri, a Kurdish MP said that the Iraqi premier i ...

PKK Gives Excuses to Iraq, Turkey to Cross Kurdistan Region Borders

BAS News - 2018-02-17 11:19
ERBIL - A high official of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) stated that Kurdistan Workers’ Party's (PKK) attacks on the Turkish army units at the Kurdistan Region-Turkey borders would bring more troubles to the region."We have already been suffering ...

KRG delegation to MSC meets Norwegian, Italian foreign ministers

Waar Media - 2018-02-17 10:57
WAAR-DUHOK: A high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Region met on Friday with the foreign ministers from Norway and Italy to discuss the ties between the sides. The meetings took place on the sideline of Munich Security Conference, in which Kurdistan ...

KRG Delegation Meets with Italian, Norwegian Foreign Ministers

BAS News - 2018-02-16 23:37
ERBIL — A high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Region met on Friday with the foreign ministers from Norway and Italy to discuss the ties between the sides. The meetings took place on the sideline of Munich Security Conference, in which Kurdistan Regi ...

Kurdistan Delegation Meets with German Defence Minister

BAS News - 2018-02-16 20:00
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and Chancellor of Security Council Masrour Barzani met on Friday with German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen in Munich. The details of the discussion between the delegations are not yet reve ...

Head of KRSC to participate in 2018 Munich Security Conference

Waar Media - 2018-02-16 10:31
WAAR-DUHOK: The Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) has been invited to participate in the 2018 Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Germany. Masrour Barzani, Head of the KRSC, traveled to Germany on Thursday to attend the security ...

KRG Pays Genel Energy’s Oil Payment

BAS News - 2018-02-15 21:36
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has paid $11.05 million payment to Genel Energy’s oil licence partners in the region. The company said on Thursday that its net share of the payment is $6.1 million. Genel’s net share of November’s payment ...

Masrour Barzani To Visit Germany

BAS News - 2018-02-15 13:09
ERBIL - The Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council is set to visit Germany to attend an international conference in the country.Masrour Barzani, the chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council has been set to travel to Germany in ord ...

Final Decision to be Made Soon on Reopening Airports in Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2018-02-15 11:29
ERBIL - A delegation has been set to meet with the Iraqi officials in order to make a final decision on lifting the ban on international flights for Kurdistan's pilgrims.Sheikh Asim Barzinji, an official in the KRG’s Ministry of Religious Affairs in a pr ...

Barzani: Election Best Way Forward

BAS News - 2018-02-14 21:04
ERBIL — Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani has reiterated that holding the elections on time would be the best way forward in addressing the current crisis in the region. Barzani made the remarks on Wednesday in a meeting with lawmakers from the Kurdistan Dem ...

US Military Support to Peshmerga Continues: Commander

BAS News - 2018-02-14 21:04
ERBIL — The United States will continue its military support to Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces, said the commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM) General Joseph Votel. The US commander, heading a military and diplomatic delegation, met with Kur ...

Kurdistan Parliament Delegation Gives Details on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-14 15:40
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region's Parliament Delegates stated that the people of Afrin, Kurdish city in Syria are in immediate need of medical supplies. The region's Parliament delegates on Sunday visited Afrin to show their advocacy to the people of the en ...

Kurdistan Region Remembers France's Support

BAS News - 2018-02-14 14:10
ERBIL - The people of the Kurdistan Region would never forget about France's prolonged support to the region, Kurdistan Regional Government representative to France stated."The French Foreign Minister has asserted that his country would support any attem ...

Turkey imposes curfews in Kurdish Diyarbakir province

E-Kurd - 2018-02-14 11:51
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Turkey on Wednesday imposed curfews in dozens of villages and towns in the Kurdish Diyarbakir province in Turkish Kurdistan in anticipation of a new operation against Kurdish militants inside the country. The Di ...

Kurdish PKK attacks Turkish military base in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-02-14 11:51
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A Turkish base in Iraqi Kurdistan came under attack on Tuesday, a witness and the rebel Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) said, without claiming responsibility. Intense fighting lasted some two hours around the base at G ...

Meet Kurdish Saint Valentine: Seven Decades in Solitude

BAS News - 2018-02-14 05:15
ERBIL — Known as ‘the man in love’, he attracts thousands of visitors around the region every year who wish to meet a man in his love solitude for nearly 70 years. He has become the symbol of true love, sacrifice and patience across the Kurdistan Region. ...

Abadi Approves Limited Int. Flights to Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-02-13 19:04
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday approved the resumption of a limited number of international flights to Kurdistan Region airports after nearly four months of a flight ban. According to a document from Abadi’s office, the flights t ...

Syria Kurds say ‘no problem’ if Damascus fights Turkey

E-Kurd - 2018-02-13 18:36
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds said Monday they have “no problem” if the regime in Damascus intervenes on their side to help push back an assault by Turkey in the Kurdish Afrin region in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). Ankara has been waging an offen ...

Kurdistan Region: British Embassy in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-02-13 12:05
ERBIL - The Foreign Secretary of Britain on a phone call urged Haider al-Abadi, the Iraqi PM, to halt the ban on the international airports in the Kurdistan Region.According to a statement released by the British Embassy in Iraq, the Foreign Secretary Bo ...

Yezidi Girl Freed from IS

BAS News - 2018-02-12 23:29
ERBIL — A 12-year-old Kurdish Yezidi girl was freed on Monday after three years in Islamic State (IS) captivity. She was liberated in Syria’s Raqqa, said Hussein Qa’edi, head of Kurdistan Region’s office of Yezidi abductees’ affairs. The official did not ...

Kurdistan PM, French FM Discuss Erbil-Baghdad Talks

BAS News - 2018-02-12 23:29
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met on Monday in Erbil, discussing bilateral ties and the ongoing talks between the Kurdistan Region and Iraq. According to a press release by the Ku ...

French FM arrives in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-02-12 22:07
WAAR-DUHOK: The Foreign Minister of France, Jean-Yves Le Drian, arrived in Kurdistan Region’s capital on Monday for a series of meetings with top Kurdish officials. Le Drian had visited Baghdad earlier the day before flying to Erbil. Kurdistan Region Pri ...

French Foreign Minister Arrives in Erbil

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-02-12 19:12
The Foreign Minister of France, Jean-Yves Le Drian, arrived in Kurdistan Region’s capital on Monday for a series of meetings with top Kurdish officials. ...

French FM Arrives in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-02-12 16:42
ERBIL — The Foreign Minister of France, Jean-Yves Le Drian, arrived in Kurdistan Region’s capital on Monday for a series of meetings with top Kurdish officials. Le Drian had visited Baghdad earlier the day before flying to Erbil. Kurdistan Region Prime M ...

KRG Delegation Assert Their Support to People of Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-12 12:37
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region’s Parliament Delegates on Sunday evening arrived in Afrin, Kurdish city in Syria and were welcomed by the Kurdish officials in the region.The Kurdistan Region's delegates set a press conference together with the Afrin Canton ...

YPG spokesperson says Turkey bogged down in Afrin

Kurdistan24 - 2018-02-12 07:15
A spokesperson for the People's Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin, Brusk Hasaka, sat down with Kurdistan 24 in the Kurdish region of Afrin under attack by Turkey, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Kurdistan 24) ...

German Defense Minister Visits Peshmerga Hospital in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-02-11 12:53
ERBIL - After meeting with the military advisers of her country in the Kurdistan Region, German Defense Minister Ursula Von Der Leyen on Sunday morning visited the Peshmerga hospital.The German Minister visited a private hospital built for the Peshmerga ...

German Defence Minister to Visit Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2018-02-11 08:46
ERBIL - German Defence Minister will visit Kurdistan Region and meet with high Kurdish officials.German Defence Minister Ursula Von Der on Sunday will visit Kurdistan Region to meet the military traners of her country in the region as well as high Kurdis ...

KRG Teachers to Be Granted with Immunity

BAS News - 2018-02-10 19:48
ERBIL — Kurdistan Teachers Union in coordination with the Kurdistan parliament work on a draft of law for teachers’ immunity. "After we realized that teachers in Kurdistan Region face regular social abuses in their daily life, we decided to work on a pro ...

Peshmerga Ministry Clarifies over Trainings by NATO Allies

BAS News - 2018-02-10 19:48
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga ministry issued a statement on Saturday to provide clarification pertaining to the military trainings provided by the international partners to the Kurdish forces. Ministry Spokesperson Halgord Hikmat said in an offic ...

Baghdad Not Serious About Sending KRG Budget: MP

BAS News - 2018-02-10 15:23
ERBIL — A Kurdish MP in the Iraqi parliament stated that Haider al-Abadi, the Prime Minister of Iraq, is not willing to send the salaries of the public employees in the Kurdistan Region. "Part of the reason that the Iraqi prime minister does not tend to ...

KRG Delegation to Attend International Conference in Kuwait

BAS News - 2018-02-10 15:23
ERBIL — A Kurdish MP of the Iraqi Parliament revealed that a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will take part in an international conference in Kuwait. "Despite the prolonged obstacles made by Iraq, a delegation from the region will ...

7 Civilians Killed in Khanaqin Mass Shooting

BAS News - 2018-02-10 01:09
ERBIL — At least seven civilians were killed in Kurdistan Region’s Khanaqin after an unidentified armed group opened fire at the centre of the district. Three others were also wounded in the mass shooting which is seen as an isolated incident of its kind ...

Fire in Duhok IDP Camp Kills One

BAS News - 2018-02-09 23:37
DUHOK — At least one IDP was killed on Friday as fire raged a camp in Kurdistan Region’s Duhok Province. The victim is a four-month-old child who died as a result of the smoke in their tent, according to Salim Saaid, an official from Duhok. At least IDP ...

Kurdistan Parliament Delegation to Visit Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-09 21:42
ERBIL — A delegation made up of lawmakers from the Kurdistan Region parliament are set to travel to Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) on Saturday. Head of Freedom bloc, Abu Karwan, confirmed the report to BasNews and said that the delegation consists of ...

KRG PM receives US ambassador to Iraq in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-02-09 14:57
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received United States ambassador to Iraq Douglas A. Silliman in Erbil on Thursday. Barzani discussed with US ambassador the latest talks in Kurdistan – Baghdad talks and other pressing issues ...
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