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Global Coalition 2019 projections

The Global Coalition - 2018-12-14 23:22
Summary of the Coalition Co-leads meeting from our Official Coalition Representative L’article Global Coalition 2019 projections est apparu en premier sur The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Pictures: BCF Delivers Winter Aid to Yezidi Children in IDP Camp

BAS News - 2018-12-12 13:59
ERBIL — The Barzani Charity Organization (BCF) on Wednesday delivered another shipment of humanitarian aid to the Yezidi children in an IDP camp of Mount Sinjar. BCF representative in Sinjar told BasNews that more than 7,500 children received winter clot ...

In Iraq, UN welcomes new President, and Prime Minister-designate, calls for ‘truly representative’ cabinet | UN News

UN - 2018-12-10 15:26

A Modest Proposal For a Proper Protest

E-Kurd - 2018-12-08 21:01
Deyan Ranko Brashich | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Representative democracy is an endangered species. When destroyed it resurrects as a totalitarian democracy. “Not so” you say, “It’s so” says I – but I write from the catbird seat as I point to Viktor Orbàn i ...

Latest Updates on Yezidis Abducted by IS

BAS News - 2018-12-04 16:48
ERBIL - A total of 2,745 Yezidi children have so far been orphaned by the Islamic State’s (IS) prolonged attacks in the past few years, an official said on Tuesday. Talking to BasNews, the Representative of Yezidis at the Kurdistan Regional Government’s ...

UN Envoy Welcomes Masrour Barzani’s Nomination for Kurdistan Premiership

BAS News - 2018-12-04 13:40
ERBIL — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis, has welcomed the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) decision to nominate Masrour Barzani for the position of Kurdistan Region Prime Minister. The KDP announce ...

PM Barzani Receives UN Envoy in Farewell Visit

BAS News - 2018-12-03 21:26
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani received on Monday in a farewell visit the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis. The UN envoy, according to a statement by Barzani's office, briefed the Kurdish p ...

German Consulate Responds to Allegations of Corruption in Its Visa Procedures

BAS News - 2018-11-27 12:14
ERBIL — The Consulate General of Germany in Erbil has responded to a recent report accusing the diplomatic representative office of corruption throughout its visa applications. The Spiegel reported on Monday that there were multiple cases of visa applica ...

EU representative in Erbil praises Kurdistan’s ‘great reputation of inclusivity’

Kurdistan24 - 2018-11-25 18:37

Iraq's new government lacks female ministers

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-11-19 07:38
UN Special Representative Jan Kubis lamented the lack of women among the 14 ministers who have been appointed. ...

Anti-ISIS coalition turns focus to stabilization with new representative

Rûdaw - 2018-11-17 01:02
Bahraini diplomat Nancy Jamal is new Official Coalition Representative ...

Announcement of our Official Coalition Representative

The Global Coalition - 2018-11-15 21:38
The Global Coalition against Daesh would like to congratulate Nancy Jamal on her appointment as the Official Coalition Representative. L’article Announcement of our Official Coalition Representative est apparu en premier sur The Global Coalition Against ...

A Message From The Official Coalition Representative

The Global Coalition - 2018-11-15 21:38
I am hugely honoured to take up the position of Official Coalition Representative. L’article A Message From The Official Coalition Representative est apparu en premier sur The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Jan Kubis to Move to Lebanon as New UN Coordinator

BAS News - 2018-11-14 10:25
ERBIL — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis, has already been appointed as new United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL), Asharq Al-Awsat reported. The newspaper said the report was confirm ...

PM Barzani, UN Envoy Discuss Iraqi, Kurdistan's Politics

BAS News - 2018-11-07 16:11
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani received on Wednesday the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis for discussions on the political process in the region and Iraq. Barzani's press office said in a s ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Militiamen's Salaries Now on a Par with Iraqi Army

BAS News - 2018-11-06 23:21
ERBIL - Iraqi new PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi issued a decree to make the salaries of the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militiamen on a par with the national army. The Iraqi parliament voted on the proposal on Tuesday where a representative for the Hashd al-Shaabi ...

Iraq Granted Exemption to Iran Sanctions: Report

BAS News - 2018-11-06 22:25
ERBIL - A special representative for Iran at the US State Department said on Tuesday that Iraq can continue having access to the energy it needs from the neighboring country so that Baghdad will be able to manage its power supply. Brian Hook said that "I ...

KRG Representative to EU holds meetings with number of envoys asking more support

Waar Media - 2018-11-02 16:24
Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) representative to the European Union, Dlawar Azhgayi speaks to WAARTV WAAR-DUHOK: A Kurdistan Region Government (KRG) delegation, headed by the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) representative to the European Uni ...

Kurdistan Representatives Meet World Envoys in Europe

BAS News - 2018-11-01 23:23
ERBIL - A Kurdish delegation, headed by the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) representative to the European Union, Dlawar Azhgayi, met on Thursday with a number of world envoys in hopes of achieving more support for the region. The Kurdish delegates ...

Dabbagh: US Sanctions on Iran “Unfair”, KRG Should Help Tehran

BAS News - 2018-11-01 10:30
ERBIL — The representative of Kurdistan Region to Iran, Nazim Dabbagh, who is a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), has described the US sanctions against Iran as “unfair”, calling on Erbil to assist Tehran in this matter. Dabbagh told BasN ...

Iran negotiating with Iraqi, Afghanistan banks to maintain rising trade

Waar Media - 2018-10-30 14:39
Iran flag WAAR-DUHOK: Negotiations are underway with banks in Iraq and Afghanistan for enabling Iranian private sector players to repatriate their export yields as per the law and maintain trade, a senior private sector representative said. ‘In Iraq, ban ...

Invitation: Press Conference: The European women and children of Daesh, and the role of Europe

Koerdisch Instituut - 2018-10-29 19:07
Invitation Press Conference: The European women and children of DAESH in ROJAVA and North/East Syria, and the role of EUROPE When: 31/10/2018, at 11:00 Where: Press club, Rue Froissart 95: 1040 Brussels The representative of the Autonomous Region in Rojav ...

UN Concerned at “Lack of Female Representations” in New Iraqi Government

BAS News - 2018-10-25 15:15
BAGHDAD, (UNAMI) — Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, has welcomed the formal confirmation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, and expressed appreciation of the efforts of outgoing Prime Minister Ha ...

PKK Opens 3 New Bases in Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-10-24 13:34
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has opened three new military bases around the predominantly Yezidi town of Sinjar, said a local representative. According to Qader Qachaq, a representative for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in the area, ...

UN’s Jan Kubis expresses his support for Abdul-Mahdi’s proposed cabinet to parliament

Waar Media - 2018-10-22 14:01
United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, Jan Kubis. WAAR-DUHOK: The United Nations (UN) called on Sunday all Iraqi political parties to support Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi and his government formation efforts and called for ...

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 ...

Masrour Barzani, UN’s Jan Kubis discuss latest political developments in Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-10-09 16:57
Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Masrour Barzani and Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis. WAAR-DUHOK: Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Masrour Barzani received on Tuesday the Special Representa ...

Masrour Barzani, UN Envoy Discuss Recent Iraqi Politics

BAS News - 2018-10-09 16:32
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Masrour Barzani received on Tuesday the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis, for talks on the recent political developments in Iraq and the region. According t ...

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 ...

US Diplomat Warns of PUK Under Influence of Iran

BAS News - 2018-10-09 12:01
ERBIL — The United States Special Representative for Syria Engagement, James Jeffrey, has warned of the growing influence of Iran on the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), saying that the development is “a big and new fact”. During a conference where Je ...

Delegation Of Turkish Investors Ready To Visit Crimea In Near Future - Representative - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2018-10-08 20:17

UN Welcomes Designation of Adil Abdel-Mahdi as New Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2018-10-03 14:11
BAGHDAD — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, welcomes the designation of Mr. Adel Abdel-Mahdi to form Iraq’s next government. Just as the United Nations supported Iraq during the difficult fight ag ...

UN urges new Iraqi government to be ‘truly representative, inclusive of women’

Kurdistan24 - 2018-10-03 11:59

Armenian community to have representative at Iraqi Kurdistan's Parliament | Public Radio of Armenia

Armradio - 2018-10-01 17:48

Barzani and Jan Kubis discuss political development, Kurdistan Parliamentary Election

Waar Media - 2018-10-01 17:22
WAAR-DUHOK: The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis, met with influential Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani on Monday in Erbil to discuss the political development, including Kurdistan’s parliamentary election a ...

UN Envoy Meets with Barzani after “Successful” Election

BAS News - 2018-10-01 17:12
ERBIL — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis, met with influential Kurdish leader masoud Barzani on Monday in Erbil to discuss the political development, including Kurdistan’s parliamentary election a day ...

Gorran Envoy in UK Resigns for Losing Election

BAS News - 2018-10-01 11:55
ERBIL — The secretary of Change Movement’s (Gorran) representative council in the UK has handed in his resignation from the position after his party misperformance in Sunday’s Kurdistan parliamentary election. Ariyan Tawagozi wrote on his official Facebo ...

UN’s Jan Kubis describes Kurdistan Parliamentary Election as “orderly and organized” process

Waar Media - 2018-09-30 13:12
WAAR-DUHOK: The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis paid a visit to the polling stations in Erbil during Kurdistan’s parliamentary election, describing the process as “orderly and organized”. Kubis expressed ...

Kurdistan Election “Orderly and Organized”: UN Envoy

BAS News - 2018-09-30 10:47
ERBIL — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis paid a visit to the polling stations in Erbil during Kurdistan’s parliamentary election, describing the process as “orderly and organized”. Kubis expressed del ...

Ombudsman’s representative visits detained Turkey teen who crossed Armenia border

NEWS - 2018-09-25 13:51

Interview with Kamran Balnour, the Representative of the Kurdistani Democatic Party-Iran (KDP-Iran)

Washington Kurdish Institute - 2018-09-24 20:33

Masrour Barzani: Kurds favor stable, representative Iraqi government that implements constitution

Kurdistan24 - 2018-09-18 22:19

Six Armenians Running for Kurdistan Parliament, Thousands to Vote

BAS News - 2018-09-18 15:47
ERBIL — Nearly 3,000 Armenians in the Kurdistan Region are eligible to vote in the upcoming parliamentary election to send one representative to Kurdistan’s legislative. Yarwat Nisan Armenian, one of the candidates, told BasNews that people from his comm ...

Peshmerga Unit Arrives in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2018-09-16 21:45
ERBIL — A unit of Kurdish Peshmerga forces arrived on Sunday in the Kurdish disputed town of Khanaqin at the request of local authorities. Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) representative, Jafaar Mustafa, confirmed the report to BasNews, saying the deploy ...

UN representative urges Kurdish unity to expedite Iraq government formation

Kurdistan24 - 2018-09-11 18:18

Barzani, UN envoy Jan Kubis discuss regional political and security issues

Waar Media - 2018-09-11 17:42
WAAR-DUHOK: Prominent Kurdish leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Tuesday the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubiš, to discuss the latest political and security de ...

Barzani Receives UN Envoy to Discuss Political Developments

BAS News - 2018-09-11 15:35
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Tuesday the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubiš, to discuss the latest political and security develo ...

Mehdi al-Muhandes: Abdi’s government completely failed

Waar Media - 2018-09-09 11:17
WAAR-DUHOK: A representative of the Popular Mobilization Forces Abu Mehdi al-Muhandes said that the Popular Mobilization Forces- which played a major role in stinging defeats of ISIS- “started to respond to what is happening in Basra and that what happen ...

UN Special Representative calls Baghdad to protect ‘genuine protesters,’ crackdown on acts of violence

Gulan Media - 2018-09-09 04:42

UN Special Representative calls Baghdad to protect ‘genuine protesters,’ crackdown on acts of violence

Kurdistan24 - 2018-09-08 19:13
An Iraqi protester holds up an Iranian flag as another sets it on fire for him during demonstrations against the government and the lack of basic services in Basra on Sept. 7, 2018. (Photo: AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali) ...

Daquq: IS Militants Burn Kurdish Civilian’s House

BAS News - 2018-09-06 12:23
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a village near Daquq district in southern Kirkuk province overnight on Wednesday, and burned the house for a Kurdish resident. Hiwa Rashid, a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) representative in the region, con ...

At Least 16 Kurdish Journalists Arrested in Kirkuk Since October

BAS News - 2018-09-06 10:25
ERBIL — The Baghdad-appointed governor of Kirkuk has ordered the arrest of at least 16 Kurdish journalists in the disputed province since last October when the Iraqi army and Hashd al-Shaabi have overrun Kirkuk. Mahdi Ziryan, the representative for Kurdi ...

The KRG accused of supporting the Kurdish opposition groups

Kurdpa - 2018-09-05 20:44
Kurdistan Press Agency (Kurdpa): In a parliamentary session, Urmia Representative accused the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of providing the Iranian, Kurdish opposition political parties with “Saudi Arabia’s money and American weapons”. ...

UN Urges Calm and Speedy Formation of Govt. to Tackle Crisis in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-05 10:22
Baghdad (UNAMI) – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, expresses grave concern over the casualties during violent protests over the lack of critical public services in Basra. He offers condole ...

KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani receives UN Envoy in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-09-02 23:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani received on Sunday the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, Jan Kubis, where they exchanged views on the latest political developments in Iraq. The officials, during the meeting ...

PM Barzani, UN Envoy Discuss Iraqi Future Government Formation

BAS News - 2018-09-02 21:20
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani received on Sunday the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, Jan Kubis, where they exchanged views on the latest political developments in Iraq. The officials, during the meeting, st ...

UN Secretary-General announces Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert as special representative for Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-09-02 11:51
WAAR-DUHOK: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced the appointment of Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert of the Netherlands as his special representative for Iraq. She will succeed Jan Kubis of Slovakia. Hennis-Plasschaert will also head the UN Assi ...

Another Kurdish Official in Kirkuk Dismissed

BAS News - 2018-08-28 15:30
ERBIL — The local authorities in Kirkuk have dismissed another Kurdish official, and appointed a Turkmen in his place. The Kurdish figure was serving as the director of Hasar hospital before being ousted, according to a local representative for the Patri ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Kidnaps Kurdish Civilians for Ransom: KDP Official

BAS News - 2018-08-27 13:22
ERBIL — A representative from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has revealed that the Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi arbitrarily kidnaps civilians from disputed territories, and demand ransom to release them. “Besides widespread looting, H ...

Deputy-Speaker of Kurdistan Parliament meets Ms Alice Walpole, vice-representative of special envoy of UN

Perleman - 2018-08-26 23:48

KRG Rep. to European Parliament: Belgian Parliament delegation to visit Kurdistan Region, Rojava

Waar Media - 2018-08-26 13:47
WAAR-DUHOK: A delegation from the Belgian Parliament is expected to visit the Kurdistan Region next week to meet with the Kurdish leadership, Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) representative to the European Parliament, Dlawar Azhgayi said on Saturday ...

Belgian Parliament Delegates to Visit Kurdisan

BAS News - 2018-08-25 18:59
ERBIL - A delegation from the Belgian Parliament is expected to visit the Kurdistan Region next week to meet with the Kurdish leadership, Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) representative to the European Parliament, Dlawar Azhgayi said on Saturday. "A ...

Lavrov will hold talks with Turkish Foreign Minister on August 24 in Moscow

Waar Media - 2018-08-23 15:47
WAAR-DUHOK: The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov on August 24 in Moscow will hold talks with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. About this informed the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. “On Au ...

Deputy-Speaker of Kurdistan Parliament meets Ms Alice Walpole, vice-representative of special envoy of UN

Perlemanikurdistan - 2018-08-16 16:56

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 ...

UN Welcomes Manual Recount Completion, Hopes Finalization for It

BAS News - 2018-08-06 21:17
ERBIL - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, has welcomed the completion of a manual recount of ballots from Iraq's May parliamentary election, hoping that the rest of the process will successfull ...

Kurdistan people commemorate 4 years on Yezidi genocide

Waar Media - 2018-08-03 12:15
WAAR-DUHOK: On the eve of the Yezidi genocide, their representative in the KRG’s Ministry of Religious Affairs and Endowments disclosed that 1,102 Yezidis remain missing. Khairi Bozani told Rudaw that the Yezidi population is 550,000 in Iraq and Kurdista ...

Syrian official says Damascus will retake Idlib, accuses Turkey of occupying Afrin

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-01 00:38
Bashar al-Jaafari, the current Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations, speaks to Kurdistan 24 on the sidelines of the 10th round of Astana talks in the Russian city of Sochi, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Kurdistan 24) ...

KRG Envoy: Iran is Not Behind Demonstrations in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-07-18 13:15
ERBIL - It is not possible for Iran to be behind the demonstrations going on in southern pasts of Iraq as it does not serve Tehran's foreign policies, the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) representative to Tehran Nazim Dabbagh, said on Wednesday. Th ...

UN Urgest Iraq to Respect Protesters’ Concerns

BAS News - 2018-07-17 21:10
ERBIL — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, Jan Kubis, on Tuesday urged the Iraqi government to respect the legitimate concerns of the people who have taken to streets to call for better living conditions. “He calls on the ...

UN affirms ballot recount transparency after Kurdish parties’ boycott

Kurdistan24 - 2018-07-10 17:26
The United Nation’s Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Iraq for Political Affairs and Electoral Assistance, Alice Walpole, attending the manual recount process in Baghdad, July 9, 2018. (Photo: United Nations) ...

Top UN Envoy Visits Kurdish Kakai Community in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-07-01 22:11
ERBIL (UNAMI) — The Acting Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Alice Walpole, visited southern Kirkuk on June 27 to meet representatives of the Kurdish Kakai community in their villages around Daquq, to learn about th ...

Iraq’s Sistani says leaders should focus on fighting terror, not election results

Waar Media - 2018-06-29 19:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq’s leaders should focus on defeating Islamic State and not the results of a May parliamentary election, top Shi’ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said in a Friday prayers sermon delivered by a representative. “It is not correct to ...

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 ...

Kurdish Envoy: Only Diplomatic Means can Help Kurds Achieve Their Goals in Iran

BAS News - 2018-06-25 12:36
ERBIL - The military confrontation between the Kurdish opposition armed group and the Islamic Republic of Iran does not resolve the issues between sides as much as diplomatic means do, the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) representative to Tehran Na ...

EU Expects Kurds to Play Key Role in Iraqi Future Government: Kurdish Envoy

BAS News - 2018-06-24 16:25
ERBIL - The European Union is for resolving the Erbil-Baghdad disputes in accordance with the Iraqi Constitution, expecting the Kurds to play a key role in future political process of the country, said the Kurdish envoy on Sunday. KRG Representative to t ...

Kurdistan, Flanders Regions Eager to Strengthen Ties

BAS News - 2018-06-22 23:26
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Belgium’s Flanders Region are working to further strengthen their ties, especially in the areas of economy, agriculture and higher education, said the Kurdish envoy. KRG Representative to the EU, Delava ...

Q&A with Bayan Sami Rahman, the Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to USA

Washington Kurdish Institute - 2018-06-19 22:40

Erbil: Activists Stage Demonstrations for Cancellation of Kurdish Prisoner's Execution in Iran

BAS News - 2018-06-19 13:47
ERBIL - Several activists from Iranian Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Region gathered on Tuesday in front of the UN representative office in Erbil, urging the human rights group to put pressure on Iran to cancel the death penalty of Ramin Hussein Panahi, a ...

Four People Killed, Injured in Bombing near Khanaqin

BAS News - 2018-06-17 13:56
ERBIL — A couple was killed on Sunday in a bomb attack at a village near Kurdistan’s Khanaqin district, officials confirmed. Speaking to BasNews, Amer Raf’aat, a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) representative in Sa’diya, said that the bombing was carrie ...

KRG Mission in Poland Celebrates Eid al-Fitr with Kurdish Diaspora

BAS News - 2018-06-17 01:29
WARSAW — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Representative Office in Poland held a special event on Saturday to celebrate Eid al-Fitr with the Kurdish diaspora and students in the country. During an opening remark, KRG envoy Ziyad Raoof said that th ...

UNAMI Condemns Bombing in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-06-10 00:25
BAGDAD (UNAMI) — Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Ján Kubiš, strongly condemned the bombing that took place late on Friday in Kirkuk. “This is yet another cowardly attack on innocent civilians as they went a ...

Iran Cut Off Water Flow to Solve its Water Deficit, Not to Punish Iraqis: Official

BAS News - 2018-06-04 20:46
ERBIL — Iran has not cut off the water flows coming into Iraq to punish the country and Kurdistan Region, but to build dams and solve its water issues, the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) representative to Tehran Nazim Dabbagh said on Monday. Dabba ...

1/6/2018 World UN Representative urges Iraqi electoral commission to adjudicate all appeals properly

KNNC - 2018-06-01 17:17

Diyala: Villagers Capture Four IS Militants

BAS News - 2018-06-01 13:57
ERBIL - A number of residents of a village in Diyala governorate ambushed four members of the Islamic State (IS) while they were trying to enter the area, said an official. Amanj Abdulrazaq, a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) representative in the prov ...

Over 90 children of jailed Russian women to be repatriated from Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-06-01 10:08
WAAR-DUHOK: More than 90 children, whose mothers are held in custody in Iraq, will be repatriated to Russia, Representative of the Chechen Leader in the Middle Eastern and North African Countries Ziyad Sabsabi said. During the meeting with the Chechen go ...

UN Calls for Calm in Iraq’s Post-Election

BAS News - 2018-06-01 01:07
NEY YORK (UNAMI) — Briefing the UN Security Council, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq Ján Kubiš said national elections were held on 12 May in a generally calm and stable environment. He called on political actors and their suppor ...

KDP to Meet with All Kurdish Political Parties

BAS News - 2018-05-30 23:52
ERBIL — The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is planning meetings with all Kurdish political parties in the near future to discuss future policies, said an official. Speaking to BasNews on Wednesday, Shwan Mohammed, KDP representative in Baghdad, ...

NATO confirms NATO-Russia Council meeting scheduled for May 31

Waar Media - 2018-05-26 21:33
WAAR-DUHOK: The NATO-Russia Council (NRC) meeting at the level of ambassadors will be held on May 31, a representative of the alliance confirmed in an interview with TASS. “The NRC meeting at the level of ambassadors will take place on May 31, 2018 in Br ...

Shingal has no representative in Iraqi parliament

Rûdaw - 2018-05-21 12:28
IDP votes were not counted ...

UN Calls on Iraqi Electoral Commission to Investigate Votes

BAS News - 2018-05-17 20:08
BAGHDAD (UNAMI) — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, calls on the Independent High Electoral Commission to immediately and fully investigate all the complaints concerning the electoral process. “Th ...

UN representative stresses importance of voting in meeting with Kirkuk officials

Kurdistan24 - 2018-05-10 00:40
The Kirkuk Citadel, located in the center of the city. (Photo: Archive) ...

Informal meeting of EU defense ministers starts in Bulgarian capital

Waar Media - 2018-05-05 15:06
WAAR-DUHOK: An informal meeting of EU defence ministers has started in Sofia on Saturday within the Bulgarian chairmanship in the EU. Upon arriving at the forum, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini sta ...

UNAMI Condemns Terrorist Attack North of Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-05-02 19:55
BAGHDAD (UNAMI) — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the terrorist shootings at Tarmiya, north of Baghdad, in which a number of innocent civilians were killed and wounded. The ...

Continued Strikes and Protests of Businessmen and Marketers in Different Cities of Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-04-21 04:18
Marketers in various cities of Kurdistan have gone on strike for the fifth day in protest to the blockade of the unofficial border crossings of Kurdistan and the high cost of customs. Despite the promise of the Supreme Leader’s representative in the Natio ...

United Nations Special Representative in Iraq discusses Iraq's upcoming elections

K24 Video - 2018-04-20 01:00

Drop charges against our Turkey representative, says press freedom group | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2018-04-19 15:05

Rudaw: Yezidis ready to celebrate first new year since defeat of ISIS

Justice for Kurds - 2018-04-18 22:23
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — On the occasion of Yezidi new year, the UN’s representative in Iraq has called for renewed efforts to release the thousands of Yezidis who were captured by ISIS and have not yet been found. Noting that Wednesday is the first cele ...

PM Barzani, UN Envoy Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-04-18 16:17
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechrivan Barzani met on Wednesday with the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq Jan Kubis, to discuss the political process in Iraq. During the meeting, the two top officials also talked abo ...

Russia calls on West to think twice before launching strikes on Syria

Waar Media - 2018-04-13 20:39
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya has called on the United States and other Western countries looking at a possible strike on Syria to think twice and stop driving the world to a red line. “The situation ...
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