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Russia, Saudi Arabia agree on termless extension of OPEC+ deal

Waar Media - 2018-06-17 00:05
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia and Saudi Arabia have agreed on a termless extension of the OPEC+ deal, Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Saturday, adding that the agreement stipulates output regulation at any moment. “I would like to note that two days a ...

Trump’s new Middle East agenda: Iran before Palestinians

Waar Media - 2018-06-15 23:13
WAAR-DUHOK: The New Yorker published Monday an article thoroughly reviewing US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy regarding the Middle East, describing how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to forge a relationship with him prior to his ascent ...

Turkey says to stay in Iraqi Kurdistan until PKK are cleared

E-Kurd - 2018-06-15 04:50
ANKARA,— Turkish army will remain in Iraq’s Kurdistan region in northern Iraq until the “terrorists” are cleared from the region, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Tuesday. During the interview with state-run Anadolu News Agency, he said ...

Turkish FM: YPG's Withdrawal from Syria's Manbij May Begin in July

BAS News - 2018-06-14 12:42
ERBIL - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has predicted the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) to withdraw from the city of Manbij in July in accordance with a recent roadmap reached between Turkey and Russia. "We cannot say that the ...

Iraqi PM denies giving support for Turkish anti-PKK operation in Qandil

Waar Media - 2018-06-14 12:24
WAAR-DUHOK: There is no understanding with Turkey about the launch of military operations in the Qandil Mountains; these statements are only electoral propaganda, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday. “Iraq’s sovereignty is a red-line, an ...

Turkish lira lurches towards record low despite central bank moves

Waar Media - 2018-06-14 12:24
WAAR-DUHOK: The Turkish lira’s valuation against the US dollar today fell behind its value on May 23 when the Turkish Central Bank decided to raise interest rates by 300 basis points. Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek, the economy guru of Turkey, had s ...

Ankara, Iran in Contact over Qandil Operation: Cavusoglu

BAS News - 2018-06-14 00:43
ERBIL — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu revealed on Wednesday that his country is in contact with Iran for preparations before a possible military operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Mount Qandil. “We are in contact with Ir ...

Iraqi PM: Parliament Not Authorized to Repeat Election

BAS News - 2018-06-12 18:28
ERBIL - Neither the parliament nor the government can cancel the May 12 parliamentary election outcome, said Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at a press conference on Monday. The remarks were made after a parliamentary session where the Iraqi premier ...

Abadi: “Terrorist Gangs” Behind Fire at Ballot Box Warehouse

BAS News - 2018-06-10 23:41
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has reacted to Sunday’s fire incident at a Baghdad warehouse where ballot boxes from recent parliamentary election were kept, saying “terrorist Gangs” were behind the plot. In an official statement hours after ...

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 ...

Kim sets off for Singapore to take part in summit with Trump

Waar Media - 2018-06-10 13:11
WAAR-DUHOK: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has departed from Pyongyang to Singapore to take part in negotiations with US President Donald Trump, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Sunday. Kim Jong-un is expected to meet with Prime Minister ...

KRG PM Barzani discusses with US ambassador political process in Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-06-10 13:11
WAAR-DUHOK: The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, on Saturday night, the political process in Iraq and the decisions of the Iraqi Council of Representatives last, with the US ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman and his delegation ...

Spain’s new prime minister is atheist, takes oath without Bible

Waar Media - 2018-06-08 16:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Spain’s new Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is an atheist, and the first Spanish Prime Minister to be sworn into office without a Bible or crucifix. Sánchez, leader of the Socialist party, was sworn in Saturday as Spain’s Prime Minister, a day a ...

Iraq signs deal with BP over Kirkuk oil in Basra

Kurdistan24 - 2018-06-08 14:38
Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luiebi (R) and BP President for Middle East Michael Townshend sign an amended Letter of Intent for studying North Oil Company fields, in Basra on May 7, 2018. (Photo: Reuters/Essam al-Sudani) ...

Turkey Threatens to Continue Anti-PKK Fight in Qandil

BAS News - 2018-06-07 00:09
ERBIL — Turkish Government Spokesperson and Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said on Wednesday that Ankara will continue its military attacks against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Kurdistan Region’s Qandil area. “Operations in northern Iraq did ...

Turkey Accuses PUK, Gorran of Aiding PKK

BAS News - 2018-06-05 23:10
ERBIL — Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday accused the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) of aiding the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Kurdistan Region’s Sulaymaniyah province. “PKK has been supported by ...

The KRG Minister of Higher Education visits AUK

The American University of Kurdistan - 2018-06-05 02:03
Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – May 28, 2018 – Dr. Yousif Goran, KRG minister of higher education and scientific research, visited The American University of Kurdistan (AUK) where he presented a lecture on “Road Map to Quality Assurance in the Higher Ed ...

US-Turkish talks end ambiguously

Kurdistan24 - 2018-06-05 00:52
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at the State Department in Washington, US, June 4, 2018. (Photo: Reuters/Leah Millis) ...

Turkey, US Agree on Roadmap For Syria's Manbij

BAS News - 2018-06-04 23:29
ERBIL - The United States and Turkey announced in a joint statement on Monday that they had approved a "road map" for the northern city of Manbij in Syria and confirmed their joint commitment to its implementation. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusog ...

Turkey Again Threatens to Attack PKK in Qandil: Report

BAS News - 2018-06-04 20:46
ERBIL — Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Monday that his country is waiting for the right time to conduct a military operation against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Kurdistan Region's Qandil Mount, said a report. "Qandil is not a d ...

PM Barzani, French Ambassador Discuss Bilateral Ties

BAS News - 2018-06-03 22:57
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Sunday French ambassador to Iraq Bruno Aubert and the Consul General Dominique Mas in Erbil to discuss the latest political developments in Iraq and the region. According to a statemen ...

Netanyahu heads to Europe with Iran on his mind

Waar Media - 2018-06-03 20:30
WAAR-DUHOK: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Europe this week in a bid to rally support from key allies for amending the international nuclear deal with Iran and for pushing Iranian forces out of neighbouring Syria. Netanyahu is set to ...

Abadi Likely to Break Away from Dawa Party

BAS News - 2018-06-03 01:33
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is likely to leave the Dawa Party and ally its Victory Alliance with Muqtada al-Sadr’s Sairoon bloc, a source said. Citing sources “close to Abadi”, al-Hayat newspaper reported on Saturday that political disag ...

Abadi to break away from Da’wa party to ally with Sadr

Waar Media - 2018-06-02 19:57
WAAR-DUHOK: Disagreements within Iraq’s Islamic Da’wa Party will apparently prompt Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to break away from the organization, a newspaper has said. Saudi-owned al-Hayat newspaper, quoting sources “close to Abadi”, said that Abadi ...

Spain’s Sanchez sworn in as new prime minister

Waar Media - 2018-06-02 19:57
WAAR-DUHOK: Secretary-General of Spain’s Socialist Workers’ Party Pedro Sanchez took the oath of office on Saturday as the country’s new prime minister. The ceremony was held at the royal residence, the Zarzuela Palace, and was attended by King Felipe VI ...

Spanish PM Rajoy ousted, Socialist to lead government

Kurdistan24 - 2018-06-01 20:17
Spain's new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (L) shakes hands with Spain's ousted Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (R) after a no-confidence vote at the Lower House of the Spanish Parliament in Madrid on June 01, 2018. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) ...

Kremlin: Putin and Netanyahu discuss Syrian peace settlement

Waar Media - 2018-05-31 22:56
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had a telephone conversation on Thursday, the Kremlin press service said. “As a follow-up to the May 9 talks in Moscow, the two sides discussed some aspects of the ...

Natanyahu: Israel to Target Iran Anywhere in Syria

BAS News - 2018-05-31 01:21
ERBIL — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu warned again on Wednesday that his country’s army would target Iranian forces in Syria, not only near the Israeli borders, but across the neighbouring country. "We will continue to act against [Iran’s] in ...

Lavrov: All non-Syrian Forces Should Leave Israel-Syria Border ASAP

Waar Media - 2018-05-30 20:52
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday the withdrawal of all non-Syrian forces from Syria’s southern border with Israel should happen as soon as possible, the TASS news agency reported. Rebels control stretches of southwest ...

Lavrov: Only Assad troops should be on Syria’s southern border

Waar Media - 2018-05-28 15:42
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday that only the Syrian regime should field military forces in the country’s southern border areas. Lavrov’s comments, made at a press conference in Moscow, apparently referred to areas includin ...

Netanyahu heads to Europe to meet Merkel, Macron

Waar Media - 2018-05-28 12:54
WAAR-DUHOK: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will make state visits to Germany and France, where he will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. According to the statement rebased by the Prime Minister’s Office, N ...

Abadi Orders Investigation into Alleged Election Violations

BAS News - 2018-05-24 22:32
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered the formation of a fact-finding committee to investigate alleged violations in the recent parliamentary election in the country. The decision was made after an extraordinary cabinet meeting in Bagh ...

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) ...

Pastors Hagee, Jeffress, and the Jews…

E-Kurd - 2018-05-21 21:14
Gerald A. Honigman | Exclusive to Ekurd.net There’s been an on-going debate among Jews for quite some time about organizations like Pastor John Hagee’s Christians United For Israel (CUFI). Pastor Hagee, a prominent Evangelical Minister and tireless frien ...

Paraguay Moves Embassy to Jerusalem

BAS News - 2018-05-21 13:24
ERBIL — Paraguay on Monday opened its embassy in Jerusalem to become the second country following the US in recognising the city as Israel’s capital. Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the inaugurat ...

Iran says Europe’s support for nuclear deal not enough

Roji Kurd - 2018-05-21 00:06
The European Union is not doing enough to preserve the benefits for Iran from the 2015 international nuclear pact following the withdrawal of the United States, Iran’s foreign minister told the EU’s energy chief on Sunday. Roji Kurd: Miguel Arias Canete, ...

Maliki Opposes Abadi’s Second Term in Office

BAS News - 2018-05-20 23:03
ERBIL — The State of Law Coalition, which is led by Shi’ite politician Nouri al-Maliki, has rejected Haider al-Abadi’s second term as the Iraqi prime minister. Abdulhadi Sa’dawi, a leading figure of Maliki’s faction, said on Sunday that there have not be ...

Scotland First Minister: Independence debate to restart this week

Waar Media - 2018-05-20 18:43
WAAR-DUHOK: The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the report, expected this week after 18 months of work, will ignite discussion around Scotland’s constitutional future based on “ambition and hope”. The Growth Commission led by former SNP adviser Andre ...

Abadi and Sadr holds meeting in Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-05-20 11:38
WAAR-DUHOK: Incumbent Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the winner of the general elections Muqtada al-Sadr held a joint press conference after a meeting late Saturday in which they spoke of their vision for Iraq’s future, signaling that they may work t ...

UK PM May must apologize to the Kurdish people

Roji Kurd - 2018-05-20 00:03
rime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday said that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was fighting those who pushed for a coup attempt, and “Kurdish terrorism” at the same time, but urged him not to go too far in his crackdown. Theresa May has signed millions o ...

KRG PM Barzani urges all Kurdish groups to gather around a united agenda

Waar Media - 2018-05-19 16:39
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said on Saturday that his party’s win — the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) – was important for democracy in Iraq, urging all groups to gather around a united agenda in order to gain the Kurd ...

Netanyahu & Erdogan: clash of the colonisers

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-05-18 14:10
In recent days, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have once again been ratcheting up the tone in their clash of the colonisers. This time around, it wasn’t only words which were exchanged, but Turkey’s de ...

Law Coalition: Abadi not a candidate for next Iraqi prime minister office

Waar Media - 2018-05-17 10:33
WAAR-DUHOK: The Shi’ite State of Law Coalition has made it clear that current Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is not a candidate running for the second term in the position. Sa’d Matlabi, a leading member of the State of Law Coalition said on Wednes ...
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