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Barzani, Sunni Delegates Discuss Iraqi Future Government Formation

BAS News - 2018-08-19 21:43
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani received on Sunday an Iraqi Sunni delegation from the National Front for talks on the formation of a new government in Baghdad. During the meeting, Barzani and ...

Abadi Urges Election Winners to Rush in Forming Largest Bloc

BAS News - 2018-08-19 21:43
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on President Fuad Masum on Sunday to ask the parliament to hold the first session as the May parliamentary election’s outcome has already been ratified. Abadi has also urged the winners of the vote to r ...

Bolton: US, Israel, Russia all want Iran out of Syria

Waar Media - 2018-08-19 20:48
WAAR-DUHOK: US National Security Adviser John Bolton on Sunday said the US, Israel, and Russia agree that Iranian-backed troops must be removed from Syria. Bolton was on his first visit to Israel since he replaced H.R. McMaster as US President Donald Tru ...

World leaders pay tribute to former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan

Waar Media - 2018-08-19 14:57
WAAR-DUHOK: World figures have been paying tribute to former UN secretary-general and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan, who has died at the age of 80. Current UN chief Antonio Guterres hailed him as “a guiding force for good” and Russian President Vladimir Puti ...

Mirani: KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani to visit turkey soon

Waar Media - 2018-08-19 14:57
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani is set to visit Turkey soon for talks on bilateral ties with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Fazil Mirani, head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) politburo told reporters during a press co ...

Merkel meets Putin to discuss Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Waar Media - 2018-08-19 14:57
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met at Meseberg Palace, 65km north of Berlin, to discuss the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, which Trump recently called a “horrible mistake.” Speaking during a joint press ...

Erdogan has been reelected as chairman of AK Party

Waar Media - 2018-08-19 14:57
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has been reelected as chairman of the Justice and Development Party, the Anadolu agency reported referring to the results of the voting, which took place at the party’s sixth general Congress in Ankara. All 1, ...

UAE Envoy Delivers Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Letter to Barzani

BAS News - 2018-08-19 13:12
ERBIL — Consul general of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) visited president Masoud Barzani on Saturday to discuss bilateral ties and deliver a letter from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. The pair exchanged views on the ...

PM Barzani to Visit Turkey for Talks on Bilateral Ties

BAS News - 2018-08-18 22:00
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani is set to visit Turkey soon for talks on bilateral ties with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Fazil Mirani, head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party's (KDP) politburo told reporters during a press confer ...

Erdoğan Says Turkey Won't Surrender to US's Sanctions

BAS News - 2018-08-18 20:41
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned on Saturday of "far-reaching consequences" if Washington carries on "disrespecting" Turkey's sovereignty amid the latest deterioration in ties between the two NATO allies, a report said. The Turkish t ...

Crisis in Turkije: President Erdoğan vlucht in complotdenken en fatalisme

Koerdisch Instituut - 2018-08-17 20:36
13 augustus 2018 Dirk Rochtus Economische groei betekent alles voor de Turkse president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Ze was de laatste jaren zo fenomenaal in Turkije dat Erdoğan op hoge golven van populariteit kon surfen en elke keer weer de verkiezingen won, me ...

Turks smash iPhones in response to Trump’s tariffs

Waar Media - 2018-08-17 16:32
WAAR-DUHOK: People in Turkey are resorting to drastic measures in order to take a stand against President Donald Trump, destroying popular American products as a symbol for their opposition to the country’s stance on increased import tariffs. One video t ...

Barzani Again Calls on Sides to Unite in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-08-16 23:37
ERBIL - It is time for all sides in the Kurdistan Region to review themselves and turn a new page, the president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, said on Thursday. Barzani made the remarks on the 72nd anniversary of his par ...

Kabila Shows His Hand in DR Congo’s Electoral Poker

International Crisis Group - 2018-08-16 20:52
As election preparations in the Democratic Republic of Congo proceed, President Joseph Kabila has announced he will not run for re-election. He may hope this important move will relieve outside pressure for free and fair elections. International actors s ...

U.S. says new tariffs on Turkey to stay

Waar Media - 2018-08-16 14:34
WAAR-DUHOK: The U.S. and Turkey remained locked in a stalemate that has jolted global markets, as the White House said new tariffs on Turkish goods would remain and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received a financial lifeline from Qatar that should buy h ...

Barzani Receives US Ambassador in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-08-15 16:31
ERBIL - Kurdish leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Wednesday a US delegation headed by Ambassador to Baghdad Douglas Silliman to discuss the latest political developments in Iraq and the region. During the me ...

Putin says ready to meet Kim Jong Un

Waar Media - 2018-08-15 12:26
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was ready for a personal meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the KCNA news agency reported, citing a congratulatory telegram from the Russian leader on the occasion of the Liberation Day, mar ...

Turkey increases tariffs on US imports

Waar Media - 2018-08-15 12:26
WAAR-DUHOK: According to the country’s Official Gazette, the decree signed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, raised the levy on passenger cars by 120 percent, on alcoholic drinks by 140 percent and on leaf tobacco by 60 percent. Tariffs were als ...

Ankara Raises Tariffs on Part of Washington Imports

BAS News - 2018-08-15 11:54
ERBIL - A decree has been signed by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan which raises the levy on passenger cars, the alcoholic drinks, and leaf tobacco, as well, according to the country's Official Gazette. Sputnik has cited the report as explaini ...

US favors Baghdad over Erbil

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-15 05:59
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (left) meets with US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC, United States, on March 2017. (Photo: Al Jazeera) ...

Abadi Discusses New Border Crossing with Erdoğan

BAS News - 2018-08-14 23:46
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met on Tuesday in Ankara where they reaffirmed their commitment to creating a second border crossing linking the two countries. Both leaders, at a press conference after the meet ...

Iraqi PM Abadi meets Erdogan in Ankara

Waar Media - 2018-08-14 17:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived on Tuesday in Ankara to discuss bilateral relations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to a statement from Abadi’s office, the Iraqi premier is expected to discuss a range o ...

Trump blocks F-35 fighter jets transfer to Turkey

Waar Media - 2018-08-14 14:31
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. President Donald Trump has signed into law a defense policy bill that will hold up the transfer to Turkey of 100 F-35 fighter jets, deepening a rift between the two countries over the ongoing imprisonment of an American pastor in Turkey. ...

Erdogan says Turkey will boycott U.S. electronic products

Waar Media - 2018-08-14 14:31
WAAR-DUHOK: President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey would boycott electronic products from the United States, which has imposed sanctions and raised tariffs against Ankara in a dispute about the detention of a U.S. evangelical pastor. Erdogan sai ...

Trump signs massive $717 billion defense policy bill

Waar Media - 2018-08-14 11:11
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States is building up its military might “like we never have before,” President Donald Trump touted on Monday as he put the finishing touches on a massive $717 billion defense policy bill. Flanked by troops from the Army’s 10th Mou ...

US favors Baghdad over Erbil (still!)

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-14 01:45
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (left) meets with US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC, United States, on March 2017. (Photo: Al Jazeera) ...

Kurdistan PM to Visit Turkey

BAS News - 2018-08-13 18:00
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani is scheduled to visit Turkey this week at the invitation of the Justice and Development Party (AKP). The ruling party is set to hold its sixth congress on 18th August. Turkish President who also l ...

Kremlin: Russian, Iranian presidents held talks on August 12

Waar Media - 2018-08-13 17:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani have discussed Washington’s actions on the global scene, the situation in Syria and bilateral agreements on the sidelines of the Caspian Summit on August 12, Kremlin ...

Financial Times: Turkey seeks Qatar alliance for way out of crisis

Waar Media - 2018-08-13 17:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has proved willing to back down in diplomatic disputes when the circumstances required it. As his row with Donald Trump ramped up in recent weeks, wreaking havoc on the Turkish lira, many analysts were c ...

Barzani, Qaradaghi discusse latest political developments in region

Waar Media - 2018-08-13 14:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received a delegation from the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) on Sunday in Erbil. The delegation was led by IUMS secretary general Ali Qaradaghi. During t ...

Barzani Receives Top International Muslim Scholars in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-08-12 14:55
ERBIL — Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received a delegation from the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) on Sunday in Erbil. The delegation was led by IUMS secretary general Ali Qaradaghi. During the m ...

Erdogan asks for cash from Kuwait Emir over phone

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 13:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday held a phone conversation with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, according to presidential sources. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations and regional issues, said ...

Disgruntled by US, Erdogan implies alliance with 'other friends'

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-11 21:26
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (center) holds hands with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts, Hassan Rouhani and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prior to a meeting in the city of Sochi, Nov 22, 2017. (Photo: Anadolu Agency) ...

Turkish Leader Rejects US's 'Threatening Language'

BAS News - 2018-08-11 21:08
ERBIL - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected on Saturday the "threatening language" of the Washington administration, state-run media said. "They are threatening us. You cannot bring [Turkish] people to their knees by using a threatening lang ...

Massoud Barzani Fast Facts

CNN - 2018-08-11 14:00
Read Fast Facts from CNN about Massoud Barzani, the president of the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq. ...

Finland to Send Military Advisors to Train Iraqi Forces

BAS News - 2018-08-11 11:57
ERBIL — The Finnish government has announced that it will send a number of military advisors to Iraq to take part in NATO training mission for Iraqi troops. “The President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy decid ...

Erdogan dismisses lira fears, says ‘we have our God’

Waar Media - 2018-08-10 12:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed concerns over the tumbling lira, calling on Turks to “have no worries”, after the currency hit record lows in recent weeks on the back of a widening rift with the United States. Ankara and Washin ...

Kremlin: Putin to hold phone call with Macron on August 10

Waar Media - 2018-08-10 12:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold international phone calls on Friday, including with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, and also hold working meetings, particularly with the permanent members of the National Security Council, K ...

Kurdish leader reveals details of first meeting with Syrian government

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-09 14:01
Salih Muslim, former co-president of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), currently a top official in Rojava Foreign Relations Body, speaks to Kurdistan24 from the Syrian predominantly Kurdish northeastern city of Qamishlo, Rojava, Syria, July ...

Turkey fails to resolve disputes with US

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-09 09:11
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stands during a ceremony at the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. (Photo: AP/Burhan Ozbilici) ...

UN Expects Iraqi Future Government to be Free from Sectarianism

BAS News - 2018-08-09 00:14
ERBIL - The Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq, Ján Kubiš, has said that he is expecting the Iraqi future government to be free from sectarian partitioning, noting that its president also should be a strong o ...

Barzani Receives New Czech Consul

BAS News - 2018-08-08 23:47
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader, and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani received on Wednesday the new Consul General of the Czech Republic in Erbil Michal Svoboda to discuss the relations between Erbil and Prague. The Czech officia ...

Barzani Thanks Germany for Standing with Kurdistan During Anti-IS War

BAS News - 2018-08-08 16:36
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has thanked Berlin for supporting Erbil and Peshmerga forces in the years-long war against the Islamic State (IS). Barzani made the remarks in a meeting to welcome ...

Turkey Continues Iranian Gas Imports Despite US Warning

BAS News - 2018-08-08 12:26
ERBIL — Turkish Energy Ministry has made it clear that it will continue buying natural gas from Iran. The announcement comes a day after US President Donald Trump threatened that those trading with Iran may not do it with the US. Ankara and Washington’s ...

Erdogan to make state visit to Germany in late September

Waar Media - 2018-08-08 00:38
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will conduct an official state visit to Germany on September 28-29, the German presidency confirmed on Tuesday. The Turkish president will meet with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, with militar ...

Trump: Anyone trading with Iran will not trade with U.S.

Waar Media - 2018-08-07 15:23
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday that the newly imposed sanctions against Iran are “the most biting,” adding that in November they would “ratchet up to yet another level.” In the same tweet, the US president added that anyone, who ...

Barzani Responds to Saudi Newspaper

BAS News - 2018-08-07 12:20
“Things would have been different,” he said. ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, refuted a recent report by Saudi newspaper Alwatan which published a report on his wealth. The Kurdish leader rejected ...

Barzani: People of Kurdistan Will Never Give up on Independence

BAS News - 2018-08-07 11:10
ERBIL — Influential Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, reiterated that they will never give up on their “god-given right” to self-determination and statehood. “The people and leaders of Kurdistan will never retreat f ...

US to ‘fully enforce’ Iran sanctions reimposed this week

Waar Media - 2018-08-06 12:09
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States intends to fully enforce sanctions due to be reimposed against Iran early this week on orders from US President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. A first set of US sanctions that had been eased by ...

Bolton: No US government involvement in Venezuela drone blast

Waar Media - 2018-08-05 20:25
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States government had no involvement in Saturday’s drone blast at a military event where Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said Sunday. “I can say unequivocally ther ...

Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro survives assassination bid

Waar Media - 2018-08-05 15:54
WAAR-DUHOK: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has blamed Colombia and ‘financiers’ in the US for an alleged assassination attempt during a Caracas military parade today. Officials confirmed two drones packed with explosives targeted the president as he ...

HDP Responds to Erdogan, Says Turkish President Building Empire of Fear

BAS News - 2018-08-05 12:03
ERBIL — The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has responded to the threatenings Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently made, saying that the Turkish President is working to build an “empire of fear” in the country. Earlier on Saturday, Erdogan indirectl ...

Gifgasaanval: alles wijst in de richting van Assad

Brenda Stoter - 2018-08-05 02:00
Publicatie: NRC De Syrische president bestookt vooral burgerdoelen. Er is geen reden om hem nog als bestrijder van terrorisme te zien, menen Brende Stoter en Rena Netjes. Op 4 april werd het Syrische stadje Khan Shaykhun getroffen door een gifgasaanval. 9 ...
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