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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. ...

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 ...

Iran Promises Closer Ties with Turkey as US Sanctions Both

BAS News - 2018-08-12 13:47
ERBIL — Following the increasing sanctions imposed by the US on both Iran and Turkey separately, Tehran has promised to bolster “good” relations with Ankara. "We hope that the Turkish government and people will manage these conditions and pressure impose ...

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 ...

Abadi to Visit Turkey, Iran Amid Deteriorated Economic Ties with US

BAS News - 2018-08-11 19:48
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi will visit the neighboring countries of Turkey and Iran as the two countries' economic relations with the US have lately deteriorated, a report said on Saturday. According to the AFP, the Iraqi premier will head to Ankara ...

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 ...

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 Hails “Historic Ties” Between Kurdistan and Russia

BAS News - 2018-08-04 15:34
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has highlighted the relations between Kurdistan, Russia and other members of former Soviet Union, saying the ties are historic. Barzani touched upon the issue ...

Release of a number of suspects on security issues

SDF Press - 2018-08-02 23:49
Raqqa – In the framework of the release of prisoners suspected of security issues, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)released nine prisoners of suspects, in coordination with the Office of Public Relations of SDF and the elders and dignitaries of the tribes. ...

Rudaw: KRG PM Barzani meets Iraqi PM Abadi in Baghdad

Justice for Kurds - 2018-07-31 03:01
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi hosted a meeting in Baghdad on Monday with Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani. The two leaders discussed developments in Erbil-Baghdad relations and the ongoing pro ...

KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani meets Iraqi PM Abadi in Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-07-30 18:42
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met on Monday evening with his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad for talks on Erbil-Baghdad relations and political process in Iraq. During the meeting, where the count ...

Kurdish PM, Iraqi Counterpart Discuss Erbil-Baghdad Relations

BAS News - 2018-07-30 16:09
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani met on Monday evening with his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad for talks on Erbil-Baghdad relations and political process in Iraq. During the meeting, where the country's president Fuad Masum was ...

SDF Hands Over Two IS Members to US

BAS News - 2018-07-27 00:29
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have handed over two American members of the Islamic State they had previously captured, to the US. “At the request of US citizens to go home and request the FBI, the Public Relations Office of the W ...

KRG Spokesperson: Thriving relation we have with Ankara

Waar Media - 2018-07-19 16:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Even though there were some difficulties between Erbil and Ankara after the Kurdistan Region’s September independence referendum last year, the current relations between the sides are ongoing, said the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) Spok ...

KRG: Erbil-Ankara Relations are Ongoing

BAS News - 2018-07-19 14:50
ERBIL - Even though there were some difficulties between Erbil and Ankara after the Kurdistan Region's September independence referendum last year, the current relations between the sides are ongoing, said the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) Spokespe ...

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 ...

CrisisWatch 2018 June Trends & July Alerts

International Crisis Group - 2018-07-05 17:42
The latest edition of Crisis Group’s monthly conflict tracker highlights dangers of escalating conflict in Yemen, Syria and Somaliland. CrisisWatch also notes improved relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea, South Sudan’s leaders, Macedonia and Greece, a ...

Russia and Turkey in the Black Sea and the South Caucasus

International Crisis Group - 2018-06-28 14:49
Rivalry persists between Russia and Turkey in their shared neighbourhood of the Black Sea and the South Caucasus. But Moscow-Ankara relations have warmed overall. Building on their wider rapprochement, the two powers can work together to tamp down flare- ...

YPG Responds to Assad’s Threats on Use of Force

BAS News - 2018-06-27 00:56
ERBIL - Head of Jazira Foreign Relations Commission of Syrian Kurdistan, Abdulkarim Omar replied to the country's President Bashar al-Assad's threats, saying that the Kurdish forces won't withdraw from North of Syria by military means, but they are ready ...

Mesopotamia News: Iran Regime Change Not Yet / Kurds & Kurdish Resistance

Justice for Kurds - 2018-06-15 00:29
Mustafa Hijri: Regime Change Long-Term Solution in Iran PDKI leader Mustafa Hijri addressed the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington DC on 11 June, 2018. A transcript of Hijri’s speech follows. Due to a long tradition of state centralization in comb ...

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 ...

Le Monde: Compromis de façade entre Washington et Ankara sur Manbij

Justice for Kurds - 2018-06-09 08:22
Après avoir durement affecté les relations entre les Etats-Unis et la Turquie, la crise syrienne pourrait-elle fournir aux deux alliés de l’OTAN un nouveau terrain d’entente ? Certains à Washington voudraient le croire après la rencontre, lundi 4 juin, du ...
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