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PM Barzani Receives US Special Presidential Envoy to Anti-IS Coalition

BAS News - 2019-12-07 11:12
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Saturday received James Jeffrey, the US Special Presidential Envoy to the Coalition against Islamic State (IS). PM Barzani and the US envoy are expected to discuss a range of issues related to Ku ...

The Blundering Brilliance of Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Nymag - 2019-12-07 02:27

52% of undergraduates students in Iraqi Kurdistan are women: minister

E-Kurd - 2019-12-06 22:37
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,—Women comprise 52 percent of the total number of undergraduates currently studying in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Aram Qadir has s ...

Sistani says no foreign meddling to choose new Iraqi PM, in nod to Iran

E-Kurd - 2019-12-06 16:41
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s top Shi’ite Muslim cleric said on Friday that a new prime minister must be chosen without foreign interference in an apparent nod to Iranian dominance in the country a week after incumbent Adel Abdul Mahdi said he would resign. Grand Aya ...

Fuel supply biggest challenge for electricity sector in Iraqi Kurdistan: minister

E-Kurd - 2019-12-05 18:58
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Electricity Kamal Mohammad Salih said on Thursday that the biggest challenge for the electricity sector is lack of fuel. The Kurdistan Region has fourteen power ...

Kurdistan, Iraqi government reach deal on budget, loans and oil: minister

E-Kurd - 2019-12-05 14:37
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has reached an understanding with Iraq’s federal government on the repayment of debt owed by the KRG, said a senior official on Thursday. Erbil has also agreed to hand over “ ...

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 ...

Kurdish Minister Reveals Agreement with Baghdad on Oil, Budget

BAS News - 2019-12-05 09:06
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Minister of Finance and Economy, Awat Sheikh Janab, confirmed on Thursday that Erbil has already reached an agreement with Baghdad to deliver 250,000 barrels of oil per day and receive its share from the federal budget of 2020. ...

In conversation: Malaysia’s Foreign Minister on great power rivalry | The Interpreter

Lowyinterpreter - 2019-12-05 02:27

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 ...

Chinese language department opened at Iraqi Kurdistan’s Salahaddin University

E-Kurd - 2019-12-05 00:58
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A Chinese Language department has been opened on Tuesday at Salahuddin University in Erbil, the capital city of Iraqi Kurdistan Region. Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Minister of Higher Education and Scienti ...

Despite PM's Resignation, Iraqi Protesters Stay on Streets

BAS News - 2019-12-04 21:20
ERBIL - Although Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi has resigned from Iraq's premiership, protesters have so far remained determined to stay on the streets, with the death toll continuing to rise. Iraq's High Commission of Human Rights said on Wednesday tha ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Asks President to Nominate New PM in 15 Days

BAS News - 2019-12-04 20:37
ERBIL — Iraq’s Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi on Wednesday officially requested the country’s President Barham Salih to nominate a new prime minister within 15 days. The request comes after Adil Abdul Mahdi resigned from premiership over the wee ...

PM Barzani, US Ambassador Discuss Unrest in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-12-04 20:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday received a US diplomatic delegation led by Ambassador Matthew Tueller in Erbil. Barzani and the US top diplomat in Iraq discussed the latest developments in Iraq, including the ongoing ...

In conversation: Malaysia’s Foreign Minister on great power rivalry | The Interpreter

Lowyinstitute - 2019-12-04 09:12

Qatar defence minister meets South African president – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-12-04 09:06

Iraq Should Urgently Elect a New PM: UN Envoy

BAS News - 2019-12-04 08:27
ERBIL - Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, argued on Tuesday that Baghdad should urgently elect a new prime minister for the country, start building political trust and end the violence against protes ...

PM Barzani Receives KRG Negotiating Team with Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-12-03 21:09
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Tuesday received KRG’s negotiating team with Baghdad to discuss the talks over budget and oil disputes. According to an official statement, the negotiating team briefed PM Barzani on the details ...

Iran the Common Enemy in Middle East Protests: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-12-03 09:00
ERBIL — The clerical regime of Iran is the enemy that united protesters across some countries in the Middle East, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The top diplomat said Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi resigned "because the people were demand ...

PM Barzani Received by Saudi Crown Prince

BAS News - 2019-12-02 20:05
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani was received by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, while attending the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019. Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani and PM Barzani visited the ...

Iraqi Lawmakers Considering Establishment of Largest Bloc

BAS News - 2019-12-02 20:05
ERBIL - Iraqi lawmakers are reportedly considering the establishment of a largest bloc and nominating a new prime minister for the country after Adil Abdul Mahdi's resignation from premiership. Iraqi reports said that the lawmakers from the alliance of a ...

KRG Deputy Prime Minister, along with the Minister of Peshmerga, visit Garmian

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-12-02 18:53
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On the night of Dec 1-2, 2019, ISIS conducted attacks on the Iraqi Forces and PMF in the southern regions of Jalawla, Naftkhana and Garma, causing a number of casualties. Similarly, on the night of November 29-30, they ...

ENKS Leaders to Meet with Russian Foreign Minister

BAS News - 2019-12-02 16:11
ERBIL — A delegation from the Kurdistan National Council of Syria (ENKS) is set to visit Moscow on Thursday where they will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Kawa Azizi, a leading member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S), ...

Australian foreign minister says China is holding citizen in 'unacceptable' conditions

Yahoo - 2019-12-02 07:20

KRG delegation will visit Baghdad to push for the provision of the budget and salaries, and the constitutional rights of the Peshmerga and Kurdistan Region

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-12-02 03:33
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga The recent developments and political situation in Iraq, coupled with the resignation of Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abd-alMahdi, poses a number of questions, particularly in regards to Erbil-Baghdad relations and the a ...

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Malta prime minister Joseph Muscat to resign in new year

BBC - 2019-12-02 01:15
Joseph Muscat makes the announcement amid anger over the inquiry into a journalist's murder. ...

Nechirvan and Masrour Barzani visit United Arab Emirates

E-Kurd - 2019-12-02 01:08
DUBAI,— A senior delegation from Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday at the invitation of the nation’s Crown Prince. Iraqi Kurdistan President Nechirvan Barzani and Prime Minister Masrour Barzani le ...

Iraqi parliament votes to formally accept prime minister's resignation

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-02 00:31

Xinhuanet: Turkish FM slams French president’s remarks on Turkey’s operation in Syria

Justice for Kurds - 2019-12-01 23:07
ANKARA, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday slammed French President Emmanuel Macron for his criticism on Turkey’s military offensive in Syria against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). “Macron cannot ...

Kurdistan President, PM Visit UAE

BAS News - 2019-12-01 22:39
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani and Prime Minister Masrour Barzani visited the UAE on Sunday to attend the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019 at the invitation of nation's Crown Prince. The pair, leading a high-level delegation from the Kurdi ...

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister Masrour Barzani visit UAE

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-01 22:06

Iraqi parliament approves resignation of PM Adel Abdul Mahdi

E-Kurd - 2019-12-01 18:43
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s parliament voted on Sunday to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, following weeks of violent anti-government protests that have rocked the country. Abdul Mahdi’s decision to quit on Friday came after a call by Iraq ...

Statement from KRG Minister of Peshmerga

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-12-01 18:39
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga It brings great sorrow and concern to us to know that the violent attack of ISIS terrorists on our brave sons in Kifri region of Garmian resulted in the martyrdom of the Director and two employees from Asaysh. I send m ...

41 HIV cases registered in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2019: health minister

E-Kurd - 2019-12-01 16:16
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Minister of Health in Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Saman Hussein Muhammad Barzinji has said that 41 people were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and admitted to hospitals in Iraqi Kurdistan Region so far in 2019. Dur ...

Iraqi Parliament approves the resignation of Prime Minister

ANF - 2019-12-01 14:51
The Iraqi Parliament has approved the resignation of Prime Minister. ...

IS Still Present on the Ground: Peshmerga Minister

BAS News - 2019-12-01 10:26
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) is still active on the ground and it is still a threat, said Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Minister Shorish Ismail. “The recent attacks by IS prove that they are still alive and it is yet to be rooted out,” the Kurdish minis ...

KRG Delegation in Baghdad to Sign Budget Deal: Interior Minister

BAS News - 2019-12-01 10:26
ERBIL — A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is visiting Baghdad to meet with Iraqi counterparts and ultimately sign an agreement on budget, said Kurdistan Region’s Interior Minister Rebar Ahmad on Sunday. Speaking to reporters from ...

Iraqi Protesters Call for Dismissal of President after PM’s Resignation: MP

BAS News - 2019-12-01 09:02
ERBIL — Following Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi’s announcement of resignation, Iraqi protesters are now pushing for resignation or dismissal of country’s president, Barham Salih, said a lawmaker. Abdul Mahdi said on Friday that he was resigning in hope ...

Iraqi Parliament to Discuss PM’s Resignation Today

BAS News - 2019-12-01 08:13
ERBIL — The Parliament of Iraq is set to convene today and discuss Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi’s resignation on Sunday in an extraordinary session. Abdul Mahdi handed said he was stepping down on Friday after Shia religious leadership called on top a ...

Sadr's Sairoon Not to Participate in Future Government

BAS News - 2019-11-30 21:41
ERBIL - Iraqi powerful Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr revealed on Saturday that his Sairoon coalition will not participate in the future government as Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi has officially handed in his resignation to the parliament. According to a ...

Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region warns instability in Middle East must be addressed

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-30 20:25

Iraqi PM Officially Hands in Resignation to Parliament: Source

BAS News - 2019-11-30 19:35
ERBIL - A source from the Iraqi Council of Representatives revealed on Saturday that Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi had officially handed in his resignation to the parliament. Anadolu Agency cited the source who spoke on condition of anonymity as saying ...

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, ...

Turkey's presidential election threshold should be lowered to 40 pct - ex-minister | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-30 14:59

PM Barzani Sends Condolences after IS Kills Kurdish Security Forces

BAS News - 2019-11-30 11:59
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani sent condolences after Islamic State (IS) attacked the security forces in Garmiyan, killing three personnel and wounding eight others. “I send my condolences to the families of the victims, may they ...

Iraqi Parliament to Convene and Discuss PM’s Resignation

BAS News - 2019-11-30 09:33
ERBIL — Iraqi parliament is set to hold a session on Sunday to discuss the resignation of Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi. According to the information obtained by BasNews, MPs are called to prepare for Sunday’s session, and Kurdish lawmakers have alread ...

Sudan crisis: Women praise end of strict public order law

BBC - 2019-11-30 02:02
On Twitter, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok praises women who endured "atrocities" under the law. ...

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 ...

PM announces resignation, five more demonstrators killed in Iraq

ANF - 2019-11-29 19:03
While Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi announced his resignation in view of the massive protests in the country, five more protesters were killed in Nasiriyah. ...

UPDATE 1-Finnish minister resigns in postal strike fallout

Yahoo - 2019-11-29 15:19

Iraqi Prime Minister to Step Down as Deadly Protests Continue

BAS News - 2019-11-29 15:01
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi said he will hand in his resignation to the country’s parliament. Abdul Mahdi explained in a short statement on Friday that he hopes the parliament will explore all the option after his resignation to address ...

Macron is a sponsor of terrorism, says Turkish foreign minister - BBC News

BBC - 2019-11-29 06:22

Macron is a sponsor of terrorism, says Turkish foreign minister

BBC - 2019-11-29 02:02
Fresh tensions between France and Turkey come in the week before a Nato summit in London. ...

US: Media Outlet Apologizes to PM Barzani for "Untruthful” Reports

BAS News - 2019-11-28 23:10
The news outlet published a report stating PM Barzani recently purchased a lavish property in the US ERBIL - A US-based media outlet has apologized to Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani for spreading "incorrect" information on the Kurdish pr ...

Kurdistan's Prime Minister Barzani meets with Erdogan in Ankara

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-28 19:45

Minister Safeen Dizayees besucht die USA

KRG Austria - 2019-11-28 18:25
Der DFR-Leiter hatte produktive Treffen mit US-Beatmen und Kongress ...

PM Barzani Received by Erdogan in Ankara

BAS News - 2019-11-28 17:44
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani was received by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Thursday. Details to follow... ...

Iraqi Kurdistan PM Masrour Barzani meets with Turkish officials in Ankara

E-Kurd - 2019-11-28 17:24
ANKARA,— Iraqi Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani arrived in Ankara on Thursday for talks with senior Turkish officials. In his first trip abroad as PM, Barzani met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu upon his arrival to Ankara. C ...

Turkey calls on NATO to support its security concerns

Seattle Times - 2019-11-28 16:01
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister has called on NATO to support Ankara’s security concerns, accusing allies of backing Baltic countries’ security concerns but dismissing threats to Turkey from Syrian Kurdish fighters. Mevlut Cavusoglu made ...

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 ...

PM Barzani Arrives in Ankara

BAS News - 2019-11-28 10:35
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani arrived in Ankara on Thursday. The Kurdish prime minister is scheduled to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and several other senior officials in Turkey. Barzani was invited by Turkey ...

PM Barzani to Visit Turkey

BAS News - 2019-11-28 08:50
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani will visit Turkey on Thursday, a source said. During his trip, PM Barzani will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other senior Turkish officials. According to the source, the visit ...

Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri submits resignation amid mass protests - Vox

VOX - 2019-11-27 22:27

We are Here to Serve People: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-11-27 21:20
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has made it clear that their priority is only to serve the people and not "the other way around." "I've made it very clear. We are not here to impose ideas on people. We are here to serve people. We ...

Former top Turkish minister promises new party by year-end

Al Monitor - 2019-11-27 20:38

Associated Press: Russia warns Syria’s Kurds against relying on US support

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-27 17:33
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister is warning Syria’s Kurds that relying on U.S. support “won’t bring them any good.” Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday accused Syria’s Kurds of failing to abide by a Russia-Turkey deal that halted a Turkish offensive into Syri ...

Malta Caruana murder: Resignations spark government crisis

BBC - 2019-11-27 01:36
A minister and the PM's chief aide quit, two years after reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed. ...

Greece’s Foreign Minister Blames Turkey for New Refugee Crisis - The National Herald

Thenationalherald - 2019-11-27 00:09

Zarif meets Taliban and calls ‘Palestinian Islamic Jihad’; Iran’s two front policy

Seth Frantzman - 2019-11-26 23:34
Two of my reports shed light on Iran’s “two front” strategy against the US and Israel. Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called the leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad and met the […] ...

Sweden Launches Investigations into Iraqi Defense Minister's Case

BAS News - 2019-11-26 23:33
ERBIL - Sweden said that it has launched an investigation into the issue of the Iraqi defense minister for suspected crimes against humanity and other benefits fraud related to his time as a refugee in the Scandinavian country. Citing Swedish prosecutors ...

Russia warns Syria’s Kurds against relying on US support

Washington Times - 2019-11-26 23:31
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia’s foreign minister is warning Syria’s Kurds that relying on U.S. support “won’t bring them any good.” Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday accused Syria’s Kurds of failing to abide by a Russia-Turkey deal that halted a Turkish offensive into Syr ...

Spotkanie szefów spraw zagranicznych Polski i Niemiec. Minister Czaputowicz przedstawił oczekiwania | Niezależna

Niezalezna - 2019-11-26 23:17

PM Barzani, UK Diplomatic Delegation Discuss KRG Reform Plan

BAS News - 2019-11-26 14:26
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Tuesday received a delegation from the UK’s foreign office, lead by Director of Middle East & North Africa Stephanie Al-Qaq, to discuss a range of issues, including Erbil’s reform plan. The Briti ...

Lavrov: Kurds’ interest in Sochi memorandum ebbing as US troops return to northern Syria

TASS - 2019-11-26 14:10
When commenting on reports that the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces accused Turkey of planning to violate the Sochi memorandum, the Russian foreign minister noted that Moscow did not have information that would prove that ...

KRG Prime Minister received the U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-11-26 12:52
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga The U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy reiterates U.S. support to the Kurdistan Region. On November 25, 2019, Masrour Barzani (KRG Prime Minister) received and met with John Rood (U.S. Under Secretary of Defens ...

Sen. Graham Shows His True Colors in Phone Call with Fake Turkish Minister

Armenianweekly - 2019-11-26 11:41

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 ...

On Iraq visit, Pence reassures Kurds and discusses protests with prime minister - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-11-25 22:14

We Want Society to Be Free from Violence Against Women: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-11-25 22:01
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said on Monday that he wants the society to be free from violence against women, arguing that they should not only be protected but also have all the rights they need. Barzani made the remarks after ...

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 ...

Russia Committed to Facilitate Dialogue Between Kurds, Damascus: Official

BAS News - 2019-11-25 15:13
ERBIL — Russia is committed to help negotiations and dialogue between the Syrian Kurds and the Syrian government, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Monday. Bogdanov said that Moscow will remain in contact with all parties seeking a ...

Iraq minister: In talks to see Kurds hand over oil revenue to Baghdad – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-11-25 13:16

On Iraq Visit, Pence Reassures Kurds and Discusses Protests With Prime Minister

IJR - 2019-11-25 12:21

We Must Understand the Harm Gender Violence Does to Society: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-11-25 12:12
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said awareness on the harm gender violence could do to the society was needed to improve the situation. Barzani’s message was published on his official Twitter to mark the International Day for the ...

KRG Delegation Arrives in Baghdad for Final Stage of Negotiations

BAS News - 2019-11-25 09:47
ERBIL — A senior delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) arrived in Baghdad on Monday in hopes of concluding the oil and budget negotiations with the federal government of Iraq. The delegation met with Kurdistan Region Prime Minister a da ...

KRG Committed to Elimination of Violence Against Women: interior Minister

BAS News - 2019-11-25 09:47
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is committed to elimination of violence against women in all its shapes and forms, said KRG’s Interior Minister Rebar Ahmad. The minister made the remark while delivering a speech at a conference in Erbil to ma ...

Turkish Foreign Minister warns of resuming Syrian offensive if deal on Kurdish pullout is not fulfilled

Aninews - 2019-11-25 09:45

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 ...

‘Teleurstellend en frustrerend’ – Koerdische minister boos op Nederland vanwege niet ophalen ISIS-kinderen – De Dagelijkse Standaard

Dagelijksestandaard - 2019-11-24 17:05

PM Barzani Pays Visit to Erbil Citadel

BAS News - 2019-11-24 15:51
ERBIL — He said the government will follow up the restoration process of the historic site. Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, accompanied by Erbil governor and minister of municipality and tourism, paid a visit to Erbil Citadel on Sunday t ...

Erbil, Baghdad Expected to Sign Budget Deal This Week: Envoy

BAS News - 2019-11-24 15:01
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will dispatch a delegation to Baghdad on Monday for talks over Iraq’s 2020 budget bill, said KRG representative to Baghdad. Fars Mousa told BasNews that the delegation will meet with Iraqi Minister of Finan ...

Iraq’s Defense Minister Says “Third Party” Brought Gas Bombs to Kill Protesters

BAS News - 2019-11-24 09:29
ERBIL — Iraq’s Defense Minister Najah al-Shammari said on Saturday that a “third party” had brought lethal tear gas bombs to kill protesters in Baghdad and some southern provinces. The statement came after reports said the tear gas bombs used against pro ...

On Iraq visit, Pence reassures Kurds and discusses protests with prime minister

Reuters - 2019-11-24 02:53
Vice President Mike Pence visited Iraq on Saturday to reassure Iraqi Kurds of U.S. support after President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria drew criticism that Washington had betrayed its Kurdish allies there. ...

Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new prime minister | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-11-23 23:44

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 ...

On Iraq visit, Pence reassures Kurds and discusses protests with prime minister

Ynet - 2019-11-23 18:48

US Vice President Mike Pence Arrives in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-11-23 13:58
ERBIL — US Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Iraq’s capital on Sunday on a surprise visit. Pence is expected to visit US troops in Baghdad and hold meetings with top Iraqi officials, including Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi. VP's visit came nearly a ...

Turkey to Consider Alternatives if F-35s not Acquired

BAS News - 2019-11-23 12:38
ERBIL — Turkey will take into consideration other alternatives if a deal for F-35 fighter jets fails, National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said. "All should be aware that Turkey will have to look for alternatives if F-35s [jets] cannot be acquired for a ...

KRG Delegation in Baghdad for Budget Talks

BAS News - 2019-11-23 10:58
ERBIL — A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) arrived in Baghdad on Saturday morning to discuss the budget disputes with the federal government. Head of KRG Council of Ministers’ Divan, minister of finance and economy, and minister of ...

Investment in Iraqi Kurdistan’s agriculture being neglected: minister

E-Kurd - 2019-11-23 09:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources Begard Talabani has said that investment in the Kurdish Region’s agricultural sector is being neglected. “We are working on amen ...
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