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Iraqi PM to Visit Russia Soon

BAS News - 2018-11-20 23:05
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi has been invited by Russia to visit Moscow in the near future to further strengthen the relations between the sides. Abdul-Mahdi received on Tuesday the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representa ...

The Resiliency of Turkey-Russia Relations

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-11-19 23:51
The Republic of Turkey and the Russian Federation are at odds over multiple issues, not least the Syrian Civil War, where they back warring proxies. Yet the two countries have bounced back from crises and are quickly deepening their relations. This paper ...

Kurdistan PM, US Delegation Review Erbil-Baghdad Relations

BAS News - 2018-11-16 23:52
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Friday a diplomatic delegation from the United States, headed by Andrew Peek, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran. The sides exchanged views on the latest political d ...

Relation’s Office Holds a Meeting in Mahmudli Town

SDF Press - 2018-11-16 17:40
Tabqa – Public relations office of SDF held a meeting in Mahmudli town and neighboring villages, to explain the political situation and the latest circulation of the media agendas and foreign terrorists, including the Syrian regime and developments in nor ...

Iraqi PM Hails “Good Ties” Between Erbil and Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-11-13 23:00
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that the relations between the central government of Iraq and the regional government in Kurdistan Region was “good”. “We have good relations with the Kurdistan Regional government. We will so ...

Why the Khashoggi Scandal Won’t Change Much

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-11-12 21:55
Analysts have heralded the Khashoggi scandal—the mysterious killing of Saudi-born Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in early October—as the biggest rift in U.S.-Saudi relations since the September 11 attack ...

Masrour Barzani Hopes PM Abdul-Mahdi Begins New Chapter

BAS News - 2018-11-07 14:33
ERBIL — The Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, has expressed hopes for the new Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi to begin a new chapter in the relations between Erbil and Baghdad. Barzani discussed the issue whil ...

PUK’s Ties with Iran Displeases US: Analyst

BAS News - 2018-11-06 11:35
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) enjoys good relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran that allows it to win some positions, even if celebratory ones, in Baghdad. However, it is believed to come for the PUK at a huge cost in the future as ...

Kurdistan FM Condemns Deadly Attacks in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-11-05 10:29
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Head of Department of Foreign Relations, Falah Mustafa, decried the Sunday attacks in Iraq’s capital that killed several people and left dozens wounded. “I strongly condemn the despicable bombings in Baghdad late last night whi ...

Internationale Solidarität neu durchdenken

Civaka Azad - 2018-10-28 04:15
ISKU | Informationsstelle Kurdistan e.V. Meral Çiçek, Journalistin und Vorsitzende des Kurdish Women’s Relations Office (REPAK), über die Grenzenlosigkeit des Frauenbefreiungskampfes, 27.10.2018 Vor einigen Tagen fand auf der indonesischen Insel Bali die ...

China Expands Its Peace and Security Footprint in Africa

International Crisis Group - 2018-10-24 16:22
At the 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and China-Africa Defence and Security Forum, Beijing showcased an increasingly strategic approach to its defence relations with African countries and its role in managing challenges to peace and security on t ...

PM Barzani, Turkish Ambassador Review Bilateral Ties

BAS News - 2018-10-24 15:44
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Wednesday the Turkish Ambassador to Iraq, Fatih Yildiz, to discuss the relations between Erbil and Ankara as well as areas of potential cooperation. In his first visit to Erbil, Yildiz ...

KRG Seeks Good Relations with Turkey: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2018-10-18 14:25
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is willing to maintain and develop good ties with neighboring Turkey, said spokesperson Safin Dizayee. “Without a doubt, we have very good relations with Turkey. And we want to maintain these good relations ...

On the Mend?: Sino-Japanese Relations

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-10-17 15:48
At first glance, one could imagine that China and Japan are getting ready to thaw the decade-long chill in their relationship. Diplomats from both countries have been busily preparing for a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime ...

Office of Military Relations in the Eastern Region

SDF Press - 2018-10-11 23:25
Hasakah – Military Office Relations in SDF in the Eastern Region continues to hold meetings with elders and dignitaries in the eastern region to resolve outstanding problems among the tribes and open a dialogue among all, and listen to the opinions of the ...

Turkish Foreign Minister Meets with Incoming Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2018-10-11 16:25
ERBIL — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met on Thursday with the incoming Iraqi Prime Minister to discuss the prospects in the relations between Ankara and Baghdad. According to Iraqi media reports, Cavusoglu has assured the Iraqi official of t ...

US terminates 1955 treaty with Iran after UN court ruling

Waar Media - 2018-10-04 15:03
WAAR-DUHOK: In response to a U.N. court order that the U.S. lift sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration said Wednesday it was terminating a decades-old treaty affirming friendly relations between the two countries. The largely symbolic gesture highl ...

KDP: New Approaches to Be Adopted in Relations with PUK

BAS News - 2018-10-04 14:30
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), which is by far the largest Kurdish political party in the region, has made it clear that it would adopt new approaches in its political partnership with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) at the wake of ...

Russia-Iraq Trade Grows to $1.4 Billion a Year: Envoy

BAS News - 2018-09-29 10:32
ERBIL — Trade between Iraq and Russia has grown significantly over the past two years, reaching $1.4 billion annually, said Iraqi Ambassador to Russia Haidar Mansour Hadi. "Our relations with Russia are very good, both old and current [relations], they c ...

Erdogan: Court will decide fate of detained U.S. pastor

Waar Media - 2018-09-26 14:17
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said a Turkish court, not politicians, will decide the fate of an American pastor whose detention on terrorism charges has hit relations between Ankara and Washington. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said ...

Getting the U.S. in Step with the Koreas’ Diplomatic Dance

International Crisis Group - 2018-09-18 20:52
A new round of inter-Korean diplomacy commenced 18 September as the North and South Korean leaders met for a three-day summit. Meanwhile, U.S.-North Korean relations are reverting to previous bad form. Washington should welcome Seoul’s help in restarting ...

The Public Relations Office holds a reconciliation between two villages

SDF Press - 2018-09-15 14:14
The Public Relations Office of SDF held a reconciliation in Qamishli between two families from Morjan Village and Kharab al-Abd Village from Trba sbia countryside that occurred after a traffic accident. The reconciliation was attended by members of the Pu ...

Iranian Kurdish Party's Office Comes under Fire in Sulaimaniya: Official

BAS News - 2018-09-11 10:55
ERBIL - The office of one of the wings of the Kurdish Iranian Komala party in Sulaimaniya province came under fire overnight on Tuesday by unidentified armed men, the party said. Talking to BasNews, Farzin Karbasi, head of the relations of the Kurdistan ...

Trump, Merkel discuss Syria, bilateral trade over phone

Waar Media - 2018-08-28 16:02
WAAR-DUHOK: The White House said on Monday that US President Donald Trump has spoken with German Chancellor Angela Merkel over phone and discussed issues related to Syria, US-Europe relations and trade. According to a statement issued by White House spok ...

SDF May Withdraw from Manbij Amid Tensions with Residents: Report

BAS News - 2018-08-25 20:34
ERBIL - Relations between the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the residents in the northern parts of the country have deteriorated, a report said on Saturday, adding that the people of Manbij have started to force the armed group to withdraw ...

U.S. says more sanctions await if Turkey does not free pastor

Reuters - 2018-08-17 03:21
The United States warned Turkey on Thursday to expect more economic sanctions unless it hands over detained American pastor Andrew Brunson, as relations between the two countries took a further turn for the worse. ...
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