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KDP Vice President Receives Iraqi Delegates

BAS News - 2018-10-14 22:46
ERBIL - Vice President of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Nechirvan Barzani, received on Sunday an Iraqi delegation of the Reform Coalition, led by Ammar al-Hakim, in Erbil, to discuss the political process in Iraq. During the meeting, offic ...

Rouhani Says Trump Administration Most Hostile to Iran

BAS News - 2018-10-14 14:50
ERBIL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called the current US administration under the leadership of Donald Trump as the most hostile since the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran. “In the past 40 years there has not been a more spiteful t ...

Iraqi FM in Damascus to Met with Assad

BAS News - 2018-10-14 11:46
ERBIL — The Foreign Minister of Iraq, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, is heading a delegation to Damascus where they are set to meet with Syrian Regime president Bashar al-Assad. Iraqi MP Hamed Mousawi, told the media that Jaafari will discus, among other issues, th ...

Trump vows “severe punishment” if Saudis killed Jamal Khashoggi

Waar Media - 2018-10-13 22:29
US President Donald Trump said Saudis deny killing missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but he promised to hold them responsible if they lied. WAAR-DUHOK: Facing mounting pressure to confront the Saudi government over the shocking disappearance and possib ...

Barzani Receives Delegation from Iraqi Fatih Coalition

BAS News - 2018-10-13 19:28
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) received on Saturday a delegation from the Iraqi Shi'ite Fatih Coalition to discuss the latest Iraqi politics. The Kurdish influential leader and the Iraqi dele ...

Barzani, Governor of Ninevah Discuss IDPs Issue

BAS News - 2018-10-13 18:40
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Saturday the Governor of Nineveh Nowfal Hammadi in Erbil. The pair, according to a statement by Barzani's office, exchanged views on the return of ...

Trump, Putin May Meet in November

BAS News - 2018-10-12 15:20
ERBIL — A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart, Donald Trump, is possible to take place next month, RIA news agency cited the Russian foreign ministry. The ministry explained that the two leaders could meet if they both ...

Turkey to reopen its consulates in Iraq’s Basra and Mosul

Waar Media - 2018-10-12 13:45
Iraqi President Barham Salih receives Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Baghdad. WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s foreign minister says his country will reopen its consulates in the Iraqi cities of Basra and Mosul and pursue deeper economic and commercia ...

Building Peace in Mexico: Dilemmas Facing the López Obrador Government

International Crisis Group - 2018-10-12 01:50
With hopes for change sky-high, Mexico’s president-elect confronts endemic violent crime and state corruption. To make good on his campaign promises, his team should pursue justice in killings by state personnel, reform the civilian police and give robus ...

Halbusi Says Turkey will Increase Water Flow Coming into Iraq

BAS News - 2018-10-10 21:00
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has agreed to increase the water flow coming from the neighboring country into Iraq, said the Iraqi parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi on Wednesday. According to a statement by Halbusi's office, the Turk ...

Nikki Haley, known for a lead from in front style, exiting UN post

Waar Media - 2018-10-10 14:38
US President Donald Trump has accepted Nikki Haley’s resignation as US ambassador to the United Nations. WAAR-DUHOK: When an anonymous “senior official” in the Trump administration penned an op-ed piece in The New York Times last month chronicling chaos ...

13th International Book Fair opens in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-10-10 14:38
President Masoud Barzani opens Erbil International Book Fair. WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish prominent leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, attended on Wednesday the opening ceremony of the 13th International Book Fair in Erbil. Over 250 ...

In Pictures: Barzani Opens 13th International Book Fair in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-10-10 10:23
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, attended on Wednesday the opening ceremony of the 13th International Book Fair in Erbil. Over 250 publishers from 35 countries are showcasing their latest publicat ...

Bashar al-Assad offers general amnesty to army deserters

Waar Media - 2018-10-09 16:57
President Bashar al-Assad of Syria during an interview with a Russian newspaper. WAAR-DUHOK: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has granted a general amnesty for men who deserted the army or have avoided military service. A decree published by state media ...

Barzani receives UN’s Jan Kubis in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-10-09 16:57
President of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzan and Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis. WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish prominent leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzan ...

UN Envoy Visits Barzani, Congratulates Him on “Successful Election”

BAS News - 2018-10-09 13:40
ERBIL — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis, visited Kurdish prominent leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Tuesday in Erbil. Kubis congratulated Barzani on th ...

Nadia Murad: French President Macron promised to visit Shingal

Waar Media - 2018-10-09 13:27
Nadia Murad, co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, speaks at a news conference at the National Press Club, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Washington. WAAR-DUHOK: A co-winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize called Monday for a global fight against genoci ...

Erdogan asks Riyadh to ‘prove’ journalist left consulate

Waar Media - 2018-10-09 13:27
Security cameras are pictured at the entrance of the Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 8, 2018. WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday called on Riyadh to prove its claim that Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, w ...

France’s Macron to Visit Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-10-09 10:18
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron will be visiting the Kurdish Yezidi town of Sinjar in the near future to observe the current situation of its people, said UN Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad. After four years since the Islamic State (IS) massacre ...

Far-right president wins first tour of Brazil vote

Waar Media - 2018-10-08 19:00
Brazil’s presidential candidate for the Workers’ Party (PT) WAAR-DUHOK: Brazil is now headed to the second leg of the vote to pick a new president between the extremes. Right wing’s Jair Bolsonaro of the Social Liberal Party received 46.89 percent of the ...

Interpol’s former Chinese chief accused of bribery

Waar Media - 2018-10-08 15:16
Interpol President, Meng Hongwei, delivers his opening address at the Interpol World Congress on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Singapore. WAAR-DUHOK: The former Chinese head of Interpol, who went missing last month, was accused of accepting bribes on Monday, ...

Kim, Pompeo agree to 2nd US-North Korea summit ‘at earliest date’

Waar Media - 2018-10-08 15:16
A photo from the North Korean government, shows US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. WAAR-DUHOK: Kim Jong Un has agreed to hold a second summit with US President Donald Trump as soon as possible, Seoul said Sunday, afte ...

Erdogan says closely following case of missing Saudi journalist

Waar Media - 2018-10-07 19:40
Turkish President and leader of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party Erdogan speaks during last day of his party’s consultation meeting in Kizilcahamam district of Ankara, Turkey on October 07, 2018. WAAR-DUHOK: President Tayyip Erdogan sai ...

Barzani receives Sec-General of Arab Project in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-10-07 19:40
President Barzani and Secretary-general of the Arab Project in Iraq, Khamis Al Khanjar. WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish prominent leader and president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) received on Sunday the secretary-general of the Arab Project in Iraq, Khami ...

Barzani, Head of Arab Project in Iraq Discuss Iraq’s Politics

BAS News - 2018-10-07 17:41
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) received on Sunday the secretary-general of the Arab Project in Iraq, Khamis Al Khanjar. During the meeting, according to a statement by Barzani's press office, the Ir ...

US Senate votes to confirm Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Waar Media - 2018-10-07 15:39
U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 4, 2018. WAAR-DUHOK: The US Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kava ...

Netanyahu: Putin and I agreed to meet “in near future”

Waar Media - 2018-10-07 15:39
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in Jerusalem in 2012. WAAR-DUHOK: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he had agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold a meeting “in the near ...

Barzani, McGurk discuss new Iraqi government formation

Waar Media - 2018-10-07 15:39
President Barzani and McGurk WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish prominent leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani received a United States government delegation headed by Brett McGurk, the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global C ...

US Envoys Meet with Barzani

BAS News - 2018-10-07 14:07
ERBIL — US special presidential envoy to the coalition against the Islamic State (IS), Brett McGurk, met with Kurdish prominent leader and president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Sunday. The officials discussed, among other topi ...

Watch: RPG Fired to Celebrate Barham Salih’s Presidency

BAS News - 2018-10-07 09:54
ERBIL — Following the controversial election of Barham Salih as Iraq’s president, celebratory gunfires left several civilians killed or injured across Sulaymaniyah and Halabja provinces. Salih, who rejoined the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) after ab ...

Barzani extends his congratulation to Yazidis on occasion of Jamayi Eid

Waar Media - 2018-10-05 18:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, on Friday congratulated the Yezidis on their religious holidays known as Jamayi or Eda Hechiya. “On the occasion of Jamayi Eid, I extend my congratulation to the Yez ...

Barzani Congratulates Yezidis on Jamayi Feast

BAS News - 2018-10-05 14:47
ERBIL — Kurdish leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, on Friday congratulated the Yezidis on their religious holidays known as Jamayi or Eda Hechiya. “On the occasion of Jamayi Eid, I extend my congratulation to the Yezidi ...

Trump and Kim Jong-un in running for Nobel Peace Prize 2018

Waar Media - 2018-10-05 11:21
WAAR-DUHOK: The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize is to be announced in Oslo on Friday, and speculation over possible winners is rife. Ahead of the announcement, the bookies’ favourites have included US president Donald Trump, as well as North Korean leader Kim Jon ...

Trump releases new counterterrorism strategy

Waar Media - 2018-10-05 11:21
WAAR-DUHOK: President Trump approved a new national counterterrorism strategy on Thursday, in what the administration framed as a significant departure from Obama-era policy. The strategy emphasizes pursuing sources of terrorism and isolating their suppo ...

Prominent Architect Didi Pei: From USA to Kurdistan

The American University of Kurdistan - 2018-10-05 04:26
Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – October 2, 2018 – Through the personal invitation of American University of Kurdistan President John Menzies, prominent American architect Chien Chung “Didi” Pei, son of the world-famous architect I.M. Pei, visited AUK in ...

Barzani, Head of Fatih Alliance Discuss Iraqi Politics

BAS News - 2018-10-04 16:57
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Masoud Barzani received on Thursday the head of Fatih Alliance, Hadi al-Amiri, to discuss the latest political developments in Iraq. During the meeting, accordi ...

KRG PM Barzani: Unfortunately, PUK damaged Kurdish factions unity

Waar Media - 2018-10-04 15:03
KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani speaking to reporters at a press conference in Erbil on Thursday, October 4, 2018 WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Vice President Nechirvan Barzani, who also serves as the Prime Minister of Kurdistan R ...

Gorran: Barham Salih Not Recognized as President

BAS News - 2018-10-04 11:30
ERBIL — An official from the Change Movement (Gorran) has declared that his party does not recognize Barham Salih as the new president of Iraq. Hemin Shekhani, a member of Gorran’s National Assembly, told BasNews that the political arguments on Barham Sa ...

Senator Rubio on Iraq’s New President: Qasem Soleimani Brokered the Deal

BAS News - 2018-10-04 10:33
ERBIL — US Senator for Florida, Marco Rubio, believes that Tehran had influenced the election of Barham Salih as new Iraqi president and Adil Abdel-Mahdi as country’s prime minister. Rubio wrote on his official Twitter account that Iranian commander of Q ...

Iraq's president takes office, independent tapped as PM

FOX News - 2018-10-04 08:49
A veteran Kurdish politician assumed office on Wednesday as Iraq's new president after tapping an independent Shiite politician for the post of prime minister, ending nearly five months of political deadlock. ...

Iraq Kurds far from independence despite referendum

Washington Times - 2018-10-04 05:00
President Trump caused a stir across the Middle East last week with his lavish praise for the Kurds' role in defeating Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but just over a year after Iraqi Kurdistan's ill-fated independence referendum, the Kurds remain even f ...

Kurdish leaders in Syrian Kurdistan see new U.S. interest

E-Kurd - 2018-10-04 03:04
BEIRUT,— U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement in April that he wanted to pull U.S. troops out of Syria left the country’s Kurds fearing they would be abandoned by their most important military ally. Six months later, as the battle against Islamic S ...

Part of Shi'ite Factions Don't Back Adil Abdul Mahdi: Report

BAS News - 2018-10-03 23:14
ERBIL - Some Iraqi Shi'ite factions are not with the direction of Adil Abdul Mahdi for establishing a new government in Baghdad, but they have kept silent so far, a report said on Wednesday. Earlier on Tuesday night, the newly-elected Iraqi President, Ba ...

Iraqi president Barham Salih names Adel Abdul Mahdi PM-designate

E-Kurd - 2018-10-03 19:06
BAGHDAD,— Newly elected Iraqi President Barham Salih has named veteran Shi’ite politician Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister-designate and tasked him with forming a new government, two lawmakers told Reuters on Tuesday. According to Iraq’s constitution, ...

Newly elected Iraqi president Barham Salih takes office

E-Kurd - 2018-10-03 19:06
BAGHDAD,— A veteran Kurdish politician Barham Salih assumed office on Wednesday as Iraq’s new president after tapping an independent Shi’ite politician for the post of prime minister, ending nearly five months of political deadlock. Barham Salih, 58, who ...

El kurd Barham Salih, nou president de l'Iraq

KurdisCat - 2018-10-03 19:01
Salih, veterà militant kurd, fou escollit ahir president de l'estat. El doctor i ex dirigent de la Unió Patriòtica del Kurdistan (UPK), va fundar el gener d'enguany a Sulaymaniyya (Kurdistan de l'Iraq) el seu nou partit Coalició per la Democràcia i la Jus ...

Barzani receives UK ambassador to Iraq in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-10-03 18:50
WAAR-DUHOK: UK Ambassador to Iraq, Jon Wilks, met with influential Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, on Wednesday to discuss the latest political developments in Erbil and Baghdad. Wilks congratulated Kurdistan Regi ...

New Iraq President Barham Saleh names Adel Abdul Mahdi as PM

IMPN - 2018-10-03 16:31
Iraq's new President Barham Saleh has named veteran Shia Islamist politician Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister-designate, ending months of deadlock. Mr Saleh, a Kurdish former deputy prime minister, was elected to the largely ceremonial post by MPs late ...
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