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Russian official applauds peaceful Erbil-Baghdad talks

Kurdistan24 - 2018-05-22 20:34
Mikhail Bogdanov, Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Deputy Foreign Minister, with Falah Mustafa, the KRG's Head of Department of Foreign Relations, May 22, 2018. (Photo: Social Media) ...

The Iraqi Elections: A Way Out of the Morass?

International Crisis Group - 2018-05-18 22:39
The results of Iraq’s 12 May parliamentary contests are not yet final, but the broad contours are apparent. Efforts to fashion a coalition government will likely involve lengthy bargaining. Crisis Group’s Middle East and North Africa Program Director Joo ...

Pope says ‘very worried’ by Mideast violence

Waar Media - 2018-05-16 13:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Pope Francis said Wednesday he was “very worried” by escalating violence in the Middle East after 60 Gazans were shot dead by Israeli troops while protesting the US embassy’s move to Jerusalem. “I am very worried about the escalation of tensi ...

How Europe Can Save the Iran Nuclear Deal

International Crisis Group - 2018-05-02 18:15
The U.S. is threatening to withdraw from the international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program if no one “fixes” it by President Donald Trump’s deadline of 12 May. The danger of deeper Middle East turmoil is great. Europe should salvage the deal no matte ...

In Jordan, Pompeo puts onus on Palestinians to rejoin peace talks

Waar Media - 2018-04-30 14:56
WAAR-DUHOK: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wound up a three-day Middle East trip Monday without having met any Palestinian, but nevertheless urged their leadership to rejoin the peace process. Washington’s newly appointed top diplomat received a warm ...

KRG PM discusses Kurdistan-UK relationship with UK Minister of State

Waar Media - 2018-04-28 16:59
WAAR-DUHOK: The United Kingdom is committed to continue supporting the Kurdistan Region and providing its Peshmerga forces with military assistance, said a senior official. UK Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt made the ...

UK Minister Promises to Continue Training Peshmerga

BAS News - 2018-04-28 14:38
ERBIL — The United Kingdom is committed to continue supporting the Kurdistan Region and providing its Peshmerga forces with military assistance, said a senior official. UK Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt made the rem ...

Kurdish Delegation, US officials Meet in Washington

BAS News - 2018-04-27 00:27
ERBIL - A high delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is now in the US to discuss the latest political and security challenges across the Middle East, including Iraq and Kurdistan Region with the American administration officials. Accord ...

Germany Warns of Cancellation of Iran’s Nuke Deal

BAS News - 2018-04-23 22:33
ERBIL — German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday that dissolving the Iran Nuclear Deal would further endanger the Middle East. "FM Heiko Maas: The situation in the Middle East would become much more dangerous without the nuclear agreement with I ...

Masrour Barzani, Australian Envoy Discuss Bilateral Ties

BAS News - 2018-04-22 14:02
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani received on Sunday Australian Ambassador to Iraq Joanne Loundes to discuss the latest political and security developments in Middle East and ties between Erbil and Canberra. D ...

European MPs warn US over scrapping Iran nuclear deal

Waar Media - 2018-04-20 12:48
WAAR-DUHOK: MPs from Britain, France and Germany have warned the US Congress of damage to transatlantic credibility and conflict in the Middle East if Washington pulls out of the Iran nuclear deal. The US may withdraw next month. Around 500 lawmakers fro ...

Germany to accept 10,000 refugees from North Africa, Middle East

Waar Media - 2018-04-19 14:13
WAAR-DUHOK: The German government has committed to accepting refugees under a program to resettle people considered particularly vulnerable. Controls of Germany’s border to Austria look set to be extended for another six months. EU Commissioner for Refug ...

Drugs in Iraq: The Fatal Epidemic

E-Kurd - 2018-04-15 18:36
Dr. Diyari Salih | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Wherever wars occur, the other negative crises appear too. Based on this truth, drugs have got prevalent in the Middle East, where many conflicts are presently escalating. For example, Afghanistan, which is geogr ...

Iran’s Priorities in a Turbulent Middle East

International Crisis Group - 2018-04-13 18:26
Divergent views of Iran’s ambitions are driving proxy wars from Syria to Yemen. To stop disastrous direct confrontation, it is crucial to close the perception gap and that Iran and its adversaries take mutual steps toward de-escalating tensions. ...

US sends Navy strike group with aircraft carrier to Mediterranean Sea

Roji Kurd - 2018-04-12 00:04
Headed by the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, a U.S. Navy strike group will depart from Norfolk, Virginia on April 11 and head to the Mediterranean for deployment in the Middle East and off the coast of Europe. This is the first combat mission of th ...

UAE’s Dana Gas receives $14.4 million from Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-04-10 20:31
SHARJAH, UAE,— Abu Dhabi-listed Dana Gas PJSC, the Middle East’s largest regional natural gas company announces that it received an amount of $14.4 million (AED 52.8 million) from Pearl Petroleum Company Limited (‘Pearl Petroleum’) for condensate and LPG ...

Masoud Barzani Receives Maksim Maksimov in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-04-10 16:13
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader Masoud Barzani received on Tuesday Russian ambassador to Iraq Maksim Maksimov to discuss Erbil-Baghdad issues, the latest political developments in the Middle East, as well as the fight against terrorism. During the meeti ...

Alistair Burt Sends Condolences to PM Barzani on Brother's Loss

BAS News - 2018-04-08 09:45
ERBIL - Minister of State for Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt MP has offered his condolences to the Kurdish PM Nechrivan Barzani on his brother's loss. "I am terribly sorry to hear of the passing of your brother, Dilovan. I send you and your f ...

Genocide Watch Releases Genocide Warning for Kurds in the Middle East

Roji Kurd - 2018-04-08 00:00
Roji Kurd: Over the weekend, Genocide Watch released the following Genocide Warning for Kurds in Turkey, Syria and Iraq. A Genocide Warning is called when a genocidal process is under way, often indicated by genocidal massacres, with the imminent danger o ...
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