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Kurdistan PM, Swiss Envoy Discuss Bilateral Ties

BAS News - 2018-07-19 00:19
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Wednesday Switzerland’s ambassador to Jordan and Iraq, with whom he discussed the bilateral relations and future efforts to strengthen ties. Ambassador Hans-Peter Lenz thanked Barzani ...

Netanyahu, Trump talk prior to president’s summit with Putin

Waar Media - 2018-07-16 02:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said he discussed security and diplomatic issues by phone with U.S. President Donald Trump. Netanyahu said on Sunday at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting that he had spoken with Trump and thank ...

Abbas meets with Putin in Moscow

Waar Media - 2018-07-15 15:22
WAAR-DUHOK: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday during an official state visit to Moscow, just days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Putin to discuss Iranian presence in Syri ...

Abadi arrives in Basra over huge protestations

Waar Media - 2018-07-13 15:03
WAAR-DUHOK: Protests against a shortage of electricity, water and other basic services continued on Friday (July 13) in Basra, as Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in the city to calm the situation. Upon his arrival to Basra, Abadi met with se ...

NATO summit kicks off in Brussels

Waar Media - 2018-07-11 18:01
WAAR-DUHOK: NATO heads of state summit with Afghanistan on its agenda has kicked off a few minutes back in Brussels. Heads of states and collation partners from 43 countries, including US President Donald Trump, United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May ...

Abadi accuses Basra’s protestation with political aspect motives

Waar Media - 2018-07-11 15:03
WAAR-DUHOK: Haider al-Abadi, the prime minister of Iraq, said on Tuesday he is closely watching the situation in Basra, blaming protests there on more than just joblessness and a lack of electricity. Abadi stressed that they are overseeing the situation ...

Kurdish PM, Dutch Counterpart Discuss Bilateral Ties

BAS News - 2018-07-10 19:07
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani met on Tuesday with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte in the Netherlands for talks on bilateral ties between Erbil and Amsterdam. "Glad to meet Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte today in the Netherlands. I expre ...

Iran pressures Abadi to remove 5000 U.S. experts from Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-07-10 16:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran is exerting pressure on Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to remove more than 5,000 U.S. experts and consultants from the country, an informed Iraqi source said on Monday. “Abadi is under Iranian pressure not to renew the security agr ...

KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani arrives in Holland to meet Dutch PM Mark Rutte

Waar Media - 2018-07-10 13:05
WAAR-DUHOK: Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani is scheduled to meet with Dutch Prime Minister in the Hague on Tuesday to discuss security and various plans for cooperation between the two governments. “The two ministers will talk ab ...

Erdogan sworn in as Turkey’s first executive president

Waar Media - 2018-07-09 18:25
WAAR-DUHOK: Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in on Monday as the first president of Turkey’s new executive system. Erdogan, who has been in power for more than 15 years as both prime minister and president, secured his second term by winning 52.5 percent o ...

Death toll in train derailment in northwestern Turkey rises to 24

Waar Media - 2018-07-09 14:36
WAAR-DUHOK: Deputy Prime Minister Akdağ on Monday said that search and rescue operations in Tekirdağ have been completed. The train, carrying 362 passengers and six train staff, was travelling from Edirne province to İstanbul when five bogies derailed ne ...

British PM May appoints Dominic Raab as new Brexit minister

Waar Media - 2018-07-09 14:36
WAAR-DUHOK: British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Dominic Raab as the new Brexit Secretary on Monday after his predecessor quit in protest at the government’s plans for a close trading relationship with the European Union. “The Queen has been plea ...

PM Barzani to Visit Turkey on Official Invitation

BAS News - 2018-07-08 22:36
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani will visit Turkey on Monday to attend the Oath of Office ceremony. Barzani, alongside dozens of other world leaders will attend the ceremony in which Recep Tayyip Erdogan will take the oath befo ...

AKP nominates Yildirim for parliament speaker

Waar Media - 2018-07-08 14:35
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has nominated country’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim for the position of parliament speaker after winning June’s snap elections. Yildirim’s nomination was submitted to the parliamentary sp ...

KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani to visit Turkey on official invitation

Waar Media - 2018-07-08 14:35
WAAR-DUHOK: On official invitation from the Turkish government, KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan will visit Ankara on Monday. Barzani is expected to attend parliament, the presidential palace in Ankara, and Anitkabir — the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. ...

AKP Nominates Yildirim as Parliament Speaker

BAS News - 2018-07-08 01:06
ERBIL — Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has nominated country’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim for the position of parliament speaker after winning June’s snap elections. Yildirim’s nomination was submitted to the parliamentary speake ...

KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani break ground for new US Consulate in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-07-06 12:47
WAAR-DUHOK: In a ceremony on Friday, the Kurdistan Region Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, alongside US Ambassador to Iraq, Douglas Silliman, and US Consul General, Ken Gross, broke soil at the site where the new US consulate will be built. “This proje ...

Turkish PM: State of emergency to be lifted

Waar Media - 2018-07-05 18:23
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, whose post is shortly to be abolished as part of the transition to a presidential system, has said that Turkey’s ongoing state of emergency is to be lifted after the new cabinet is announced on Monday, ...

KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani receives US Senators delegation in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-07-05 18:23
WAAR-DUHOK: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R, South Carolina) met with the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Nechirvan Barzani on Tuesday. Accompanying Graham were Douglas Silliman, US ambassador to Iraq, Ken Gross, US Consul General in Er ...

Putin to receive Netanyahu on July 11 in Moscow

Waar Media - 2018-07-04 14:45
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kremlin has confirmed preparations are underway for a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow next week. “Meeting with Netanyahu is planned,” Russian Presidential Spokesman ...

KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani receives Chinese consul general to Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-07-03 15:42
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) welcomes any Chinese company wishing to invest in different sectors of the Kurdistan Region, said Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani. The invitation was made during a meeting between Barzani and incoming ...

Kurdistan PM Welcomes China Investment in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-07-03 00:58
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) welcomes any Chinese company wishing to invest in different sectors of the Kurdistan Region, said Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani. The invitation was made during a meeting between Barzani and incoming Chin ...

12 ISIS members executed after Abadi’s order

Waar Media - 2018-06-29 14:52
WAAR-DUHOK: The Prime Minister’s Office of Iraq issued a statement and said 12 “terrorists” who had been sentenced to death have been executed following Abadi’s order regarding the executions on Thursday. These people’s sentences had been finalized and a ...

Thai PM visits cave where boys' soccer team feared trapped

Reuters - 2018-06-29 07:47
CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) - As a search in northern Thailand for 12 boys and their soccer coach missing inside a flooded cave entered a sixth day on Friday, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha visited the site, offering encouragement to rescuers and com ...

Abadi Orders Immediate Execution of IS Convicts

BAS News - 2018-06-29 00:24
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered on Thursday the “immediate” execution of Islamic State (IS) convicts on the death row. The decision is said to be in retaliation for the extremist group’s execution of eight Iraqi nationals earlier thi ...

KRG PM Barzani sends congratulations message to Erdogan

Waar Media - 2018-06-26 22:51
WAAR-DUHOK: Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday on his recent election victory, saying that ties between Turkey and the Kurdistan Region had improved during his presiden ...

Kurdistan PM, UN Envoy Discuss Future Iraqi Government

BAS News - 2018-06-26 18:32
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Thursday the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis and his accompanying delegation in Erbil. The pair discussed the latest political develo ...

PM Barzani Congratulates Erdogan on Election Victory

BAS News - 2018-06-26 15:30
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani sent congratulations on Tuesday to Recep Tayyip Erdogan a day after he won the presidential election in Turkey. Barzani also conveyed congratulations to all the political parties which succeeded t ...

US Delegation in Erbil Promises Continued Military Support for Peshmerga

BAS News - 2018-06-24 21:21
ERBIL — A US delegation, including military officials and diplomats, visited Erbil on Sunday and reiterated Washington’s continued support to the Kurdish Peshmerga forces. The remarks were made during a meeting between Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan ...

Abadi, Sadr form political alliance

Waar Media - 2018-06-24 13:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and influential Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Saturday announced a political alliance between their blocs. The decision was publicised after Abadi, who is also the leader of the Victory Alliance, visit ...

Kushner, Greenblatt meet with Netanyahu in Israel

Waar Media - 2018-06-22 23:22
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. President Donald Trump’s main Middle East adviser – his son-in-law Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt – met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Friday as part of a visit with regional leaders to discuss the U.S. peace ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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) ...
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