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Barzani Supports KRG’s Reform Bill

BAS News - 2019-12-14 13:50
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, expressed support for a reform bill the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has submitted to the parliament. During a meeting with KDP’s sub-or ...

Autonomous Administration: Astana talks don't serve Syrian people

ANF - 2019-12-14 09:01
The Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria issued a written statement on the 14th Astana meeting. ...

Senators confirm Erdoğan played 'propaganda' video in White House meeting | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-12-13 23:36

Barzani Meets with Kuwaiti Consul General in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-12-12 19:41
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Thursday the Kuwaiti Consul General in Erbil, Omer Al-Kandari. During the meeting, Barzani and Al-Kandari exchanged views on bilateral ties between ...

Iraqi Kurdistan cabinet approves pension, salary reform bill, to be sent to parliament

E-Kurd - 2019-12-12 16:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Council of Ministers on Wednesday approved a draft pension and salary reform bill, which will now be returned to the Kurdistan Parliament for a vote. The meeting was chai ...

PM Barzani Meets with Diplomatic Representatives in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-12-12 13:59
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister on Wednesday met with representatives of diplomatic missions in Kurdistan Region to discuss a range of issues as part of a year-end meeting. The Kurdish prime minister expressed his gratitude to the foreign envoys ...

Human Rights Protection Symposium and round table meeting - Newsroom Turkey - Strengthening the Capacity of Bar Associations and Lawyers on European Human Rights Standards

COE - 2019-12-12 02:25

KRG's Council of Ministers Approves Reform Bill

BAS News - 2019-12-11 17:34
Parliament will vote on it later ERBIL - Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Council of Ministers approved on Wednesday the reform bill. The council held its regular weekly meeting on Wednesday headed by PM Masrour Barzani who pointed out that doing re ...

Board of Reform and Coalition Forces conducted their periodic meeting

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-12-11 17:31
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Among the ongoing meetings regarding the reform process and its implementation, MOPE’s General Director of Reform convened a meeting between the members of the Reform Board and a number of military officials from the M ...

UNFPA, FBA hold consultative meeting on the implementation of UNSC Resolution on Youth, Peace & Security in Iraq - Iraq | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-12-11 13:34

Assad Says Meeting Erdogan Won’t Bring Him Joy

BAS News - 2019-12-11 12:12
ERBIL — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said meeting with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will not bring him joy. In an interview with Italy’s Rai News 24, Assad said he would, however, meet with the Turkish president if it serves the int ...

SDF General Commander Abdi met Wise leaders

ANF - 2019-12-11 08:29
SDF General Commander Mazlum Abdi met with the Committee of Wise people in North and East Syria. At the meeting, developments in the region were discussed. ...

The general leadership of SDF meets with the Senate in northern and eastern Syria

SDF Press - 2019-12-11 06:05
The General Command of the Syrian Democratic Forces held a successful meeting with the Senate in northeastern Syria, to talk about recent developments in the region and the Turkish aggression against the region. And, during his speech, Kobani affirmed the ...

After House vote on Syria resolution, Trump had "meltdown" at White House meeting, Pelosi says - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2019-12-11 00:53

Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with the delegation of the Syrian opposition Kurdish National Council

MFA Russia - 2019-12-10 18:33

International meeting by Make Rojava Green Again in Switzerland

ANF - 2019-12-09 14:25
The "Make Rojava Green Again" campaign held its fifth international gathering in Zurich, discussing the need to move forward with long term projects, despite the continued war. ...

Major European Countries Urge Iraq to Remove Armed Groups from Protest Sites

BAS News - 2019-12-08 23:50
ERBIL - Germany, France, and the United Kingdom have called on Iraq to keep the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias and other armed groups away from the protest sites. The call was made by the three countries' ambassadors during a meeting with former Ir ...

Syrian Regime Delegation Visits Qamishli for Talks with Kurds: Source

BAS News - 2019-12-08 14:17
ERBIL — A delegation from the Syrian regime visited the Kurdish city of Qamishli on Saturday where they held a meeting with the Kurds, said a lawmaker. MP Nawaf Tarrad al-Malham told regime-affiliated media that they also met with Arab and Syriac leaders ...

Jeffrey meets Masoud and Masrour Barzani in Erbil

ANF - 2019-12-07 17:01
The situation in Iraq and Syria were discussed during the meeting between Jeffrey and Masoud Barzani. ...

Harrisonburg adds Arabic, Kurdish to meeting interpretation service : Augusta Free Press

Augustafreepress - 2019-12-06 19:38

Kurdish parties call for national unity

ANF - 2019-12-06 18:07
At a meeting on "national unity" and against the current wave of attacks in Turkey, various Kurdish parties published a joint final declaration and decided to convene a conference. ...

Cizire Canton co-chair, Gavriye spoke at Swedish parliament

ANF - 2019-12-06 09:45
The co-chair of the Canton of Cizire, Nazira Gavriye made statements about the Turkish state current invasion of Rojava at a meeting attended by members of different political parties in Sweden. ...

Education and action in Marburg

ANF - 2019-12-05 19:13
Three-day education meeting in Marburg, Germany. ...

President Barzani and U.S. Ambassador Discuss Latest Developments

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-12-05 12:19
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 3 December 2019 President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani met with United States Ambassador to Iraq, Matthew H. Tueller. In the meeting, they discussed the latest developments in Iraq and the demonstrations taking place ...

Erbil and Baghdad sign an agreement, inclusive of the Peshmerga budget

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-12-05 09:38
On December 3, 2019, Masrour Barzani (KRG Prime Minister) and a KRG delegation met with the Iraqi Federal Government regarding the budget and signed the pertaining agreement. The KRG released a statement following the meeting, mentioning that the Iraqi d ...

News Brief: Impeachment Probe, NATO Meeting, Student Loan Investigation | WFAE

WFAE - 2019-12-05 07:27

News Brief: Impeachment Probe, NATO Meeting, Student Loan Investigation | WUWM

WUWM - 2019-12-05 03:31

KRG's Council of Ministers Discuss Federal Budget

BAS News - 2019-12-05 01:27
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region's Council of Ministers convened on Wednesday to discuss the talks between Erbil and Baghdad on the 2020 budget bill. Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani chaired the meeting and welcomed the efforts to strengthen t ...

News Brief: Impeachment Probe, NATO Meeting, Student Loan Investigation | WXXI News

Wxxinews - 2019-12-05 01:27

Trump says US 'kept the oil' in Syria during NATO meeting

Almasdarnews - 2019-12-04 16:06

Johnson holds No 10 meeting with Trump - BBC News

BBC - 2019-12-04 08:57

Johnson holds No 10 meeting with Trump - BBC News

BBC - 2019-12-04 08:06

US Successful in Keeping Syria's Oil: Trump

BAS News - 2019-12-03 21:09
ERBIL - In efforts to defend his policy on Turkey and Syria, US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Washington has been successful in keeping the oil from Syria. Speaking at the start of a NATO meeting on Tuesday, Trump repeated the assertion tha ...

NATO meets in London as member Turkey kills children in NE Syria

ANF - 2019-12-03 08:37
Today the leaders of 29 countries gather in London at the NATO meeting. It is the 70th anniversary of the military alliance and its future looks indeed not so clear. ...

Overnight Defense: Trump heads to NATO meeting amid tensions | Impeachment inquiry enters critical next phase | China suspends US Navy port calls to Hong Kong | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-12-03 03:51

Kurdistan President Urges Syrian Kurds on Maintaining Unity

BAS News - 2019-12-02 16:11
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on Monday received a delegation from the Kurdistan National Council of Syria (ENKS) in Erbil to discuss the latest developments in northern Syrian and the wider region. During the meeting, the Kurdish ...

Iraqi PM Asks Ministers to Stay after His Resignation

BAS News - 2019-11-30 15:10
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi on Saturday requested his cabinet ministers to stay in their positions after his resignation until a new PM is appointed and a new government is formed. The call came during an extraordinary cabinet meeting, ...

Barzani Receives Renowned Turkish Intellectual Besikci

BAS News - 2019-11-30 12:52
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Saturday received Ismail Besikci, well-known Turkish sociologist. During the meeting, Barzani commended Besikci for his support to the Kurds ...

Prime Minister Masrour Barzani meets with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan

KRG-Spain - 2019-11-30 00:12
Ankara, Turkey (GOV.KRD) – In his first official visit since taking office in July, Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. Throughout the meeting, Prime Minister Barzani emphasised that the Kurdistan Region ...

Rojava Solidarity Committee established in Corsica

ANF - 2019-11-29 19:36
A Rojava Solidarity Committee has been established in Corsica. During a meeting with the President of the Corsican Assembly, the committee mentioned its three basic demands, including a no-fly zone over Rojava. ...

Putin Hails Syrian Kurds' Support to Russian Military Police

BAS News - 2019-11-29 18:38
ERBIL - Russian President Vladimir Putin has hailed the support of the Syrian Kurds to his country's police forces in the Middle Eastern country, noting that people understand that Moscow's mission is to protect them. Putin made the remarks at a meeting ...

President Barzani Receives Archbishop Avak Asadourian

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-11-28 23:08
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 27/11/2019 The President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani received the Head of the Armenian Orthodox Church in Iraq, Archbishop Avak Asadourian and his accompanying delegation. During the meeting, President Barzani reite ...

PM Barzani, Turkish FM Discuss “Mutual Security Concerns”

BAS News - 2019-11-28 13:15
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani held a press conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu after a meeting in Ankara, saying they discussed mutual security concerns among other topics. Barzani told reporters that Erbil ...

KRG Council of Ministers Discuss "Progress" in Erbil-Baghdad Ties

BAS News - 2019-11-28 00:06
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Council of Ministers convened on Wednesday to discuss the recent "progress" made in the relations between Erbil and Baghdad. PM Masrour Barzani, as chairing the meeting, stressed on "the importance of sup ...

HDP Renews Call for Early Poll in Turkey

BAS News - 2019-11-27 10:17
ERBIL — The pro-Kurdish Peoples Democratic Party (HDP) on Tuesday renewed a call for early elections in Turkey. Speaking at the party's group meeting, HDP co-chair, Sezai Temelli, said they are fighting for a parliamentary government run by the elected p ...

HDP Temelli reiterated call for early elections

ANF - 2019-11-27 08:55
Peoples Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair, Sezai Temelli, spoke at the party's group meeting on Tuesday. ...

Kurdish intellectuals and artists call for national unity

ANF - 2019-11-26 09:31
Many artists and intellectuals from all four parts of Kurdistan attended a meeting in Cologne to discuss Kurdish national unity. ...

PM Barzani Reaffirms Peshmerga's Commitment to Regional Security

BAS News - 2019-11-25 23:41
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has reaffirmed the Peshmerga forces' commitment to the regional security and the fight against the Islamic State (IS). The Kurdish premier made the remarks during a meeting with John Rood, the US Un ...

Warm meeting between Trump and Erdogan could legitimize tyrant - WORLD NEWS - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-11-25 21:39

Pence after meeting with Kurds: 'They know the American people are with them'

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-11-25 18:54

Erbil and Baghdad Reach Agreement on Oil and Budget

BAS News - 2019-11-25 17:06
ERBIL - Iraqi Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban announced on Monday that Erbil and Baghdad had reached an agreement on the oil and budget disputes. After a meeting with a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Ghadhban told reporters that th ...

PM Barzani Hails Progress in Erbil-Baghdad Ties

BAS News - 2019-11-24 21:35
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has hailed the progress in the relations between Erbil and Baghdad, noting that talks with Iraqi officials are at a good level. Barzani made the remarks after a meeting with a delegation who visited ...

Remarks by Vice President Pence and President Barzani of Iraqi Kurdistan Region Before Bilateral Meeting | Mirage News

Miragenews - 2019-11-24 14:53

Remarks by Vice President Pence and President Barzani of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Before Bilateral Meeting | The White House

Whitehouse - 2019-11-24 08:25

Erbil-Washington Partnership "Vital" for Regional Security: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-11-23 21:52
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has argued that Erbil and Washington's partnership is "vital" for the regional security "more than ever." Barzani made the remarks in a statement on Twitter after meeting with US Vice President Mike ...

US Vice President Meets with Kurdistan President, PM in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-11-23 16:15
ERBIL — US Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Erbil on Saturday where he held a meeting with top Kurdish officials. Pence was received by Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani and Prime Minster Masrour Barzani. The US vice president paid a visit ...

A meeting with the Syrian Democratic Council Executive President Ilham Ahmed hosted by JFK

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-23 01:10
More than a month after Turkey promised the international community to cease its operation against the Kurds, the Syrian Democratic Council Executive President Ilham Ahmed stated that Turkey is not abiding by the ceasefire and the Turkish military operati ...

White House hosts Minister Dizayee for meeting on KRG-US partnership

KRG-Spain - 2019-11-23 00:03
Minister Safeen Dizayee and Representative to the US Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman were hosted at the White House today for a meeting with Rob Greenway, the Special Assistant to President Donald Trump and Senior Director for Middle East and North Africa Affairs ...

Karbala Tribes Reject Iraqi PM’s Meeting, Reiterate Support for Protesters

BAS News - 2019-11-21 13:49
ERBIL — Dozens of prominent tribal leaders in Karbala province rejected Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi’s invitation for a meeting to discuss the current unrest in the country, saying they will stay on the side of the protesters. According to a joi ...

Kurds Deny Reports of Meeting with Syrian Regime

BAS News - 2019-11-20 21:54
ERBIL - The Self-Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria has denied the reports claiming that the Kurds had met with the Syrian regime to discuss the Turkish incursion into the country. RT cited two sources from the Kurdish administration as saying ...

Pompeo, Cavusoglu Discuss US-Turkey Ties

BAS News - 2019-11-20 20:47
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met on Wednesday with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Belgium to discuss the ties between Washington and Ankara. The two top diplomats met on the sidelines of a NATO meeting in Belgium, with Pompeo s ...

Vindman: Sondland said Ukranians would need "deliverable" to get White House meeting [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-11-20 15:09

KRG discusses MOPE’s reform process and appoints a high committee for the matter

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-11-20 06:10
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On November 13, 2019, KRG Council of Ministers, supervised by Masrour Barzani (KRG Prime Minister) and attended by Qubad Talabani (KRG Deputy Prime Minister) conducted a meeting. At the start of the meeting, Shorsh Ism ...

Global Coalition: “We will continue our fight against ISIS, and supporting those forces fighting ISIS.”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-11-19 20:54
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On November, 14, 2019, in Washington D.C., the Foreign Ministers of members countries of the Global Coalition to defeat ISIS conducted a meeting. Following their meeting, they released a statement, emphasizing on the c ...

Amid Tensions, Trump-Erdogan Meeting Changes Little

Newswise - 2019-11-18 20:24

Strained U.S.-Turkey Ties as Trump and Erdogan Hold Meeting | Small Wars Journal

Smallwarsjournal - 2019-11-18 17:12

Erdogan Takes His Anti-Kurd Propaganda Machine to White House

E-Kurd - 2019-11-18 13:28
Dr. Mohammed M.A. Ahmed | Exclusive to During his meeting with President Donald Trump and five Republican senators at the White House on November 13, 2019, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unabashedly took out his iPad to show “a propaga ...

Trump dismisses Syria concerns; Dems walk out of WH meeting

WHSV - 2019-11-18 06:54

GOP senators air concerns during unusual White House meeting with Erdoğan

KATC - 2019-11-17 22:42

Turkish president plays anti-Kurds video in Oval Office meeting

CBS News - 2019-11-17 06:28
President Trump met with Turkey's president at the White House Wednesday. CBS News has confirmed that there was a surprise confrontation when President Erdogan met with Mr. Trump and others in the Oval Office. ...

GOP senators air concerns during unusual White House meeting with Erdoğan

Lex18 - 2019-11-16 23:12

Erdoğan showed GOP senators 'surreal' propaganda video during WH meeting - ABC17NEWS

Abc17news - 2019-11-16 13:48

Erdoğan showed GOP senators 'surreal' propaganda video during WH meeting - KESQ

KESQ - 2019-11-16 12:59

Trump Oval Office meeting heads off Senate Armenian genocide bill | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-16 08:47

Democrats walked out of Syria meeting after Trump had 'meltdown', Pelosi says | US news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-11-16 02:38

Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi Clash In White House Meeting On Syria, Trade 'Meltdown' Barb

NDTV - 2019-11-16 00:43

Despite ‘wonderful’ meeting, Trump and Erdogan fail to resolve conflicts –

Euractiv - 2019-11-15 23:57

Absent new agreements, Trump-Erdogan meeting ends with pledge to work together

Al Monitor - 2019-11-15 23:41

GOP senators air concerns during unusual White House meeting with Turkish president

KATC - 2019-11-15 22:28

At 'warm' White House meeting, Trump warns Erdogan against buying Russian defence system

France24 - 2019-11-15 22:28

At 'warm' White House meeting, Trump warns Erdogan against buying Russian defence system

Yahoo - 2019-11-15 22:28

GOP senators take tough line with Erdogan on Syria and Russia in White House meeting - KESQ

KESQ - 2019-11-15 22:28

Erdogan pulls out iPad to show Trump and Senate allies a video casting Kurds as terrorists during Oval Office meeting - MarketWatch

Marketwatch - 2019-11-15 22:16

Erdoğan Stopped His Oval Office Meeting to Show Trump an Anti-Kurd Propaganda Video - VICE

VICE - 2019-11-15 22:14

Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh – November 14 Ministerial meeting

The Global Coalition - 2019-11-15 20:04
We, Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh Small Group, affirm our common willingness and continued resolve to address a new phase in this fight by pursuing our joint effort against Daesh/ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Article Glob ...

Trump-Erdogan Meeting Changes Little Amid U.S.-Turkey Tensions

CFR - 2019-11-15 18:09

Erdoğan-Trump meeting resolves none of US-Turkish conflicts - World Socialist Web Site

WSWS - 2019-11-15 14:06

U.S. senators push back on Erdoğan at Washington meeting

ANF - 2019-11-15 11:24
Erdoğan's video which depicted members of the YPG and PKK "was unpersuasive," according to a source who was in the room. ...

Turkey's Erdogan Got an Oval Office Meeting, and Trump Got Nothing

Foreignpolicy - 2019-11-14 20:44

Axios: Heated Trump-Erdogan Meeting Included Propaganda Video |

Newsmax - 2019-11-14 19:59

Pompeo Urges Coalition to Repatriate IS Detainees

BAS News - 2019-11-14 19:36
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged on Thursday the members of the international coalition to repatriate the Islamic State (IS) detainees who are held in Syria. Pompeo made the call at the opening of a meeting of foreign ministers from the gl ...

After meeting with Erdoğan, Graham blocks resolution recognizing 1915 Armenian Genocide -

JNS - 2019-11-14 19:10

Lindsey Graham: Trump ally blocks resolution recognising Armenian genocide after Erdogan meeting

Independent - 2019-11-14 18:36

After meeting Erdogan, US senator blocks genocide measure

France24 - 2019-11-14 18:30

Turkey’s Erdogan showed propaganda film about Kurds in the Oval Office: report

New York Post - 2019-11-14 18:27
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan whipped out his iPad and played a propaganda video portraying Kurdish fighters as terrorists during his meeting with President Trump in the White House, according to a report. Axios, citing three unidentified sources ...

Erdogan Showed Anti-Kurd Propaganda Video to GOP Critics During Oval Office Meeting

National Review - 2019-11-14 18:07
After the video, Lindsey Graham reportedly asked Erdogan, “Well, do you want me to go get the Kurds to make one about what you’ve done?” ...

Trump-Erdogan Meeting Yields Little Progress - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-11-14 17:48

Erdoğan showed GOP senators 'surreal' propaganda video during WH meeting - CNNPolitics

CNN - 2019-11-14 16:54

U.S. Senator Graham blocks Armenian genocide resolution after meeting Erdoğan | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-14 15:39

Turkey's Erdoğan showed propaganda film about Kurds during White House meeting: report | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-11-14 14:58

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