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Kurdistan Region Remembers France's Support

BAS News - 2018-02-14 14:10
ERBIL - The people of the Kurdistan Region would never forget about France's prolonged support to the region, Kurdistan Regional Government representative to France stated."The French Foreign Minister has asserted that his country would support any attem ...

KRG PM, UN Envoy discuss ongoing talks between Erbil and Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-02-04 17:25
WAAR-DUHOK: The Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, met on Sunday with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jan Kubis, to discuss the latest political developments in the region, including ...

Kurdistan PM, UN Envoy Discuss Erbil-Baghdad Crisis

BAS News - 2018-02-04 13:46
ERBIL — The Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, men on Sunday with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jan Kubis, to discuss the latest political developments in the region, including the ...

Provincial Council Calls on Christian IDPs to Return Home in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-02-03 22:48
ERBIL — The Provincial Council of Nineveh in northern Iraq has called on the Christian IDPs to return to their homes in Mosul and Nineveh Plains, pledging to provide them with security and stability. Dawood Baba Yaqoub, a Christian representative, told B ...

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to visit Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-01-30 11:18
WAAR-DUHOK: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will visit Erbil late in February before heading to an international conference in Kuwait, said Kurdistan Region’s representative to Paris. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Ali Dollamari said Le Dria ...

French FM to Visit Erbil

BAS News - 2018-01-29 23:15
ERBIL — French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will visit Erbil late in February before heading to an international conference in Kuwait, said Kurdistan Region’s representative to Paris. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Ali Dollamari said Le Drian wi ...

Syria’s Kurds won’t take part in Sochi Peace Talks

Waar Media - 2018-01-28 12:27
WAAR-DUHOK: Syrian Kurds won’t take part in the upcoming Sochi Peace talks due to the situation in Kurdish-Syrian Afrin. “We said before that if the situation remained the same in Afrin we could not attend Sochi,” a representative of the Kurdish delegati ...

After Efrin, Turkey will target all of northern Syria, envoy says

The Defense Post - 2018-01-24 00:49
Turkey's Operation Olive Branch could bring about a war that will engulf all of Syria, the Rojava cantons representative said The post After Efrin, Turkey will target all of northern Syria, envoy says appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Change Movement renews its support to Era Resistance

ANHA - 2018-01-23 20:25
NEWS DESK– Change Movement renewed its support for the heroic resistance demonstrated by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Afrin within the “Era Resistance” during a visit to the representative of the Democratic Autonomous Administration in al-Sulaima ...

Barzani: Arabisation of Kurdish Territories Won’t Be Tolerated

BAS News - 2018-01-18 17:03
ERBIL — Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani condemned the ongoing Arabisation of Kirkuk and other disputed Kurdish areas by Iraqi militia groups, vowing to stop the campaign has targeted the demography of Kurdish areas. In a meeting with several representative ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Appoints New Mayor in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2018-01-18 17:03
“The Arabic faction representatives have voted under the threat of the Iranian-backed militias Hashd al-Shaabi” ERBIL — A Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) representative to Tuz Khurmatu said that a Shi’ite Turkman figure from Tuz Khurmatu has been appoin ...

Baghdad blockes Belgian Defense Minister to visit Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-01-13 04:49
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi government blocked a visit by Belgium’s defence minister to his country’s troops in the Kurdistan Region last year, the KRG’s representative in Europe has revealed. “The Belgian Minister of Defense Steven Vandeput was set to visit B ...

A vivid picture of hypocrisy: Macron and Erdogan trade arms as Kurds mourn

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-01-12 22:29
This article was published on The Region on 6 January 2018. Five years ago Tuesday, three revolutionary Kurdish women— PKK founding member Sakine Cansiz, KNK Representative to France Fidan Dogan and youth activist Leyla Soylemez—were murdered in Paris on ...

Iraq Prevents Belgian Minister from Visiting Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-01-12 13:43
LODZ — The Iraqi government has refused to permit Belgian Defence Minister Steven Vandeput to visit the troops from his country stationed in Erbil, another move by the Baghdad government to isolate the Kurds. Kurdistan Region representative to the EU, De ...

Kirkuk: Iraq’s NOC Sacks Kurdish Managers

BAS News - 2017-12-30 19:53
ERBIL — The North Oil Company, which is owned by the Iraqi central government, has dismissed five Kurdish managers as part of Baghdad’s punitive actions against Kurds. Mohammed Khurshid, a representative for Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) to Kirkuk, to ...

Fate of 350 Sunnis Kidnapped by PMF Remains Unknown: Tribal Figure

BAS News - 2017-12-27 14:51
ERBIL — In an interview with BasNews, Sair al-Bayati, the representative of the Arab tribes in Tuz Khurmatu, revealed that the armed groups of Hashd al-Shaabi continue to kidnap Arab and Turkmen Sunnis in the district, saying that 950 people have been ab ...

Regimes’ delegation would return to Geneva on Sunday

ANHA - 2017-12-07 12:19
NEWS DESK-Delegation of Syrian regime headed by its permanent representative to United Nations, Bashar al-Jaafari, arrived in Geneva on Sunday to participate in the eighth round of talks sponsored by the United Nations. The official Syrian news agency SAN ...

KRG PM and UN SRGS Discuss Erbil-Baghdad Relations

BAS News - 2017-12-06 10:30
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met on Tuesday with the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, stressing the importance of talks between Erbil and Baghdad on both technical and politi ...

France, UNESCO Promote Community Reconciliation in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-12-03 22:41
BAGHDAD, (UNESCO) — During a ceremony hosted by the Iraqi Communications and Media Committee (CMC), H. Exc. Mr. Bruno Aubert, Ambassador of France to Iraq and Mrs. Louise Haxthausen, UNESCO Director and Representative to Iraq, signed the project “Voices ...

UNAMI Condemns Monday’s Terror Attack in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-11-29 00:28
BAGHDAD — The United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq has decried the deadly terror attack in Iraqi capital of Baghdad overnight Monday. “The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, strongly condem ...

Fate of Over Thousand Yezidi Children Unknown: Yezidi MP

BAS News - 2017-11-27 15:27
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidis’ representative to the Iraqi Parliament Vian Dakhil said that over a thousand Yezidi children, abducted by the Islamic State (IS), were taken to Syria and Turkey where they are being sold. “More than a thousand Yezidi children ...

Iraqi Shi’ite Lawmaker Calls Kurdish Yezidi MP “Infidel”

BAS News - 2017-11-25 20:36
ERBIL — An Iraqi Shi’ite member of parliament has insulted hundreds of thousands of Kurdish Yezidis by calling their representative, Vian Dakhil, “an infidel”. Dakhil, who is the sole Yezidi lawmaker at the Iraqi parliament, told BasNews that the Shi’ite ...

UN SRSG to Iraq Condemns Tuz Khurmatu Attack

BAS News - 2017-11-22 09:54
ERBIL — Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Ján Kubiš, strongly condemned Tuesday’s deadly car bomb attack in Tuz Khurmatu district which killed and wounded dozens of people. “Terrorists have struck again in Ir ...

Iraqi Christians Appeal to US, UN for Help

BAS News - 2017-11-19 03:46
DUHOK — Iraqi Christians whom are displaced from there homes in Nineveh Plains have official appealed to the United States and United Nations to help them return to their homes and secure their region, said a Christian representative at Duhok Provincial ...

Sami Abdul Rahman, Kurdish delegate, urges U.S. to push Iraq deal

Washington Times - 2017-11-16 09:16
The Trump administration must do more to push a negotiated settlement between the Iraqi government and the country's Kurdish minority over a blocked Kurdish push for independence, the Iraqi Kurds' top representative in Washington said in an interview, war ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Impeding IDPs Returns to Mosul: MP

BAS News - 2017-11-11 15:14
MOSUL — An Iraqi lawmaker, representing Nineveh Province in the Iraqi parliament, says that the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi are preventing the displaced people from returning to their areas in Mosul. Ahmad Madloul, representative of Nineveh to th ...

Kurdistan Expects Greater US Role to Ease Tension with Baghdad: Envoy

BAS News - 2017-11-11 10:04
Kurdistan Regional Government’s Representative to the US, Bayan Sami Abdulrahman, has explained the current relations between Washington and Erbil as tensions between Kurdistan and Iraq growing. The Kurds, since Baghdad’s incursion in Kirkuk, have been c ...

Dialogue the Only Means to Resolve Erbil-Baghdad Disputes: KRG PM

BAS News - 2017-11-07 15:14
KRG PM met with Special Representative of UN Secretary General ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met on Tuesday with Ján Kubiš, the Special Representative of UN Secretary General, to discuss the pressing issues. ...

1,300 Yezidi Families Displaced Again, This Time by Shi’ite Militias

BAS News - 2017-10-28 22:35
ERBIL — The military invasion of Kurdish Yezidi areas by Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi has resulted in the displacement of nearly 1,300 families, said an official. Representative of Yezidis at the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG ...

Dilar Dirik: Free Abdullah Öcalan!

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2017-10-20 15:30
Millions of Kurds view Öcalan as their political representative. His freedom is directly linked to a democratic and peaceful solution to the war in Turkey. Wounded people trapped in basements, civilians burned alive, children shot on the streets, dead wom ...

KRG Envoy to Sweden Resigns After Kirkuk Crisis

BAS News - 2017-10-18 21:14
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Representative to Sweden has handed in his resignation after the fall of Kirkuk into the hands of the Iraqi Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi due to a plot by an influential faction within his party. “Today I ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets with top UN envoy to Iraq

KRG-Spain - 2017-10-10 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with UN Secretary General’s Special Representative to Iraq, Jan Kubis, and his accompanying delegation. In the meeting, both sides discussed post-referendum development ...

Another Russian Oil Producer Expected to Operate in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-10-07 17:52
ERBIL — Russia is urging its oil companies to begin operating and invest in Kurdistan Region in the energy sector, said a Kurdish official. The representative of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Moscow Khoshawi Mala Ibrahim told BasNews that Russia do ...

Picture: Yezidi Child Found in Mosul Doesn’t Know Her Name, Parents

BAS News - 2017-10-07 13:24
She is living in an orphanage now ERBIL — A Kurdish Yezidi child who was abducted by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Sinjar in 2014 has been found in Mosul, knowing neither her name nor her parents’. The Kurdish Yezidi representative in the Iraqi par ...

Barzani to Visit Paris, Meet with French President

BAS News - 2017-10-02 14:47
ERBIL — France has officially invited Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani to visit Paris in the near future. Ali Dolamari, the representative of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in France, told BasNews “The government of France has officially in ...

Kurds Have Earned the Right to be Independent: US Congressman

BAS News - 2017-09-29 21:22
ERBIL — The Kurdish people in Iraq have earned the right to establish an independent state and will remain a long-term ally of the US, a congressman said earlier this week. According to a statement released by Representative Steve King of Iowa, the Kurdi ...

Iraqi Kurds may declare independence unilaterally: Official

KurdPress - 2017-09-28 13:15
Iraqi Kurdistan may unilaterally declare the region's independence from the central government if Baghdad refuses to recognize the outcome of the recent independence referendum, Iraqi Kurdistan's representative to Russia and the Commonwealth of Independen ...

Peshmerga and Iraqi army sign agreement on Hawija operation

Waar Media - 2017-09-24 19:28
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Iraqi army, in presence of a US-led coalition representative, reached a five point coordination agreement for the Hawija operation, which is in its fourth day. The Iraqi and Kurdish sides agreed that the Peshmerga ...

US envoy demands Kurdistan Region to delay independence poll

KurdPress - 2017-09-14 15:32
The US anti-IS envoy demanded, Wednesday, a delay of the Kurdish independence poll scheduled for Sept. 25 by the Kurdish Autonomous Region (KRG) parliament, Gorran's Diplomatic Relations Representative Hoshyar Omar said. ...

Barzani to UN Envoy: Referendum Will Not Be Postponed

BAS News - 2017-09-11 18:24
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President restated on Monday that the vote on the independence of the Kurdistan Region will be held as scheduled on 25th September. President Barzani received the Special Representative of the United Nations in Iraq, Jan Kubis on ...

KRG’s Representative to Attend Paths of Peace Conference in Germany

BAS News - 2017-09-09 15:24
ERBIL — Representative of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will take part in the international conference “PATHS OF PEACE: Religions and cultures in dialogue” which is set to take place from September 10th to 12th 2017 in Münster and Osnabrück cities ...

Russian Companies Eye Investment in Kurdistan: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-06 16:53
ERBIL—The Russian companies hope to invest in and develop trade exchange with the Kurdistan Region, stated the representative of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) to Moscow. Speaking to BasNews on Wednesday, Khoshawi Mala Ibrahim said following RussNe ...

Ty clan’s sheikh calls for Syrian north people to elect

ANHA - 2017-08-30 17:18
Ty clan’s head stated that the democratic nation’s system is a community system which starts from the main base of representative people of the commune so it is considered a successful project in Syria. Moreover, the clan’s head called people for particip ...

HDP condemns Turkish expulsion of PUK representative

KurdPress - 2017-08-25 21:35
Turkey's pro-Kurdish Democratic Peoples' Party on Thursday blasted the Turkish authorities for deporting the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (YNK) representative in Ankara Behroz Gelali. ...

Turkey Closes Down PUK Representation Office in Ankara

BAS News - 2017-08-24 11:41
ERBIL — The representative of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Ankara, Bahroz Galali, said that Turkey closed down the PUK’s representation office due to his party’s relations with PKK. Galali said in a press conference after he arrived back in ...

Yezidi MP Calls on Iraqi Forces to Rescue Yezidi Abductees in Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-20 12:17
ERBIL — The Yezidi representative to the Iraqi parliament Vian Dakhil called on commanders of Tal Afar operation which was declared today to rescue the large number of Yezidis believed to be held in the Islamic State’s (IS) captivity in the district. Com ...

The HDP representative to defend the historical work with chains closed himself.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-18 01:36
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, the representative of the People’s Democratic People’s Party HDP of Ilih, due to the destruction and annihilation of the historic “Heskif” by the Turkish government, is in the front of thi ...

Iran, Russia, Turkey plan stabilizing Syria: Deputy FM

KurdPress - 2017-08-06 11:23
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov said creating safe zones in Syria will 'reduce tensions' and 'curb terrorist activities'. ...

Federica Mogherini arrives in Tehran for Rouhani inauguration

KurdPress - 2017-08-05 11:10
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini arrived in Tehran on Friday night to attend in the President Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration ceremony on Saturday, August 5. ...

Barzani and UN Envoy to Iraq Discuss Erbil-Baghdad Relations

BAS News - 2017-08-02 15:20
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President received on Wednesday the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) for Iraq, Jan Kubis, to discuss the latest political and security developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq. The current level of p ...

Two More Yezidi Girls Freed from IS

BAS News - 2017-08-01 19:02
ERBIL— Two abducted Yezidi girls were rescued from the Islamic State (IS) captivity in Mosul Tuesday. The four-year-old Shilan Faruq, from Nasri village of Sinjar was freed today, said Barakat Shamo, Yezidi representative at Nineveh Provincial Council. S ...

PYD dismisses reports of Turkish forces entering villages near Kobane

KurdPress - 2017-08-01 13:07
The reports about the Turkish forces entering several villages near the Syrian city of Kobane are untrue, Rezan Hiddo, the representative of the Syrian Democratic Council, which includes the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), told Sputnik on Monday. ...

Another Parliamentarian “HDP” arrested

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-01 01:16
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, Aisha Ajar Yasharan, a representative of the city of Elieh in the People’s Democratic People’s Party, was arrested by the Turkish police, two days ago, another member of parliament Saadat ...

UNAMI to Appoint a Representative of Faliy Kurds to the Mission

BAS News - 2017-07-31 12:07
ERBIL — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, decided to appoint a representative of Faily Kurds to the UN in Iraq. On Sunday, a delegation from the Supreme Coordinating Board of the Faily Kurds met with ...

Germany to Take in Over 1,000 Kurdish Yezidis for Medical Attention

BAS News - 2017-07-29 08:55
ERBIL — The German government has agreed to take 1069 Kurdish Yezidis in for medical treatment after they have been rescued from Islamic State (IS) slavery, an official said. Representative of Yezidis at the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry ...

IS Moves Yezidi Abductees to Hawija, Southern Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-25 11:03
ERBIL — Before being completely defeated in Mosul, the Islamic State (IS) extremist group transferred a number of Kurdish Yezidi abductees to Hawija city in southern Kirkuk province. Barakat Shamo, the representative of Yezidis in Nineveh Provincial Coun ...

Yezidi Rep Demands Military Plan for Liberating Abductees in Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-07-22 17:31
ERBIL— Concurrently with setting the plan for liberating Tal Afar, Nineveh province, the parties should also design a military plan to free the Yezidi abductees held in the town, demanded a representative of the Kurdish Yezidi community. There are hundre ...

Kurdish referendum to divide Mideast: official

KurdPress - 2017-07-20 16:39
Representative of the Iraqi Turkmen Front in Turkey, Hicran Kazanci, has reiterated rejection of a planned referendum on the secession of Kurdistan region from Iraq. ...

Yezidi Teenager Rescued from IS Slavery

BAS News - 2017-07-19 18:19
ERBIL— After tolerating the ordeal of sex-slavery at the hands of the Islamic State (IS) jihadists, a 15-year-old Yezidi girl was freed on Wednesday. Barakat Shamo, the Yezidis representative in Nineveh Provincial Council, told BasNews that the girl, who ...

US Envoy to UN Says US Respects Legitimate Aspirations of Kurds

BAS News - 2017-07-19 12:03
ERBIL — The US respects the “legitimate aspirations” of the Iraqi Kurds for independence, said the US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley on Tuesday in a meeting with the Special Representative of UN Secretary General to Iraq. However, the US official said an i ...
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