Breaking News from Kurdistan, Europe and Middle East

Latest news


Neither snow nor gloom of sanctions stays the Kurdish kolbars

Rûdaw - 2019-03-19 12:16

Iran Seeking Barham Salih’s Help to Revive 1975 Algiers Agreement

BAS News - 2019-03-18 12:48
ERBIL — The Iranian government is working to further foster its relations with neighboring Iraq as part of its attempt to cope with the economic and diplomatic hardship at the wake of the US-imposed sanctions. Following a recent visit by Iranian Presiden ...

Iran: “Pistachios for Rent” as People Unable to Afford to Purchase

BAS News - 2019-03-18 11:17
ERBIL — Iran is obviously struggling under the pressure of US-imposed sanctions against its main source of national revenue, oil. The government is in trouble with providing jobs and controlling the market prices. However, the greatest price seems to be ...

Iran oil minister: US sanctions hamper gas pipeline deals with n

Rûdaw - 2019-03-17 17:20

The Darkest Hours: Power Outages Raise the Temperature in Venezuela

International Crisis Group - 2019-03-15 21:39
The crippling blackouts across Venezuela are a grim portent of things to come as U.S. oil sanctions kick in and the country’s crisis deepens. All concerned to end Venezuelans’ suffering should vigorously pursue a negotiated transition leading to a power- ...

President Trump says US unwilling to lift North Korea sanctions | WBFF

Foxbaltimore - 2019-03-14 20:56

Trump orders sanctions over Turkey detaining U.S. pastor, prompting Erdogan vow to retaliate | The Japan Times

Japantimes - 2019-03-14 15:54

Name row on new EU sanctions exposes deeper rift

Euobserver - 2019-03-13 14:59

Iraq Rules Out US Sanctions against Shi’ite Militia Group

BAS News - 2019-03-13 13:34
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has rejected a decision by the US to sanction Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, a militia group active in Iraq, known for its ties with Tehran. Earlier this month, US Treasury Department said that it had sanctioned the group and i ...

Iran seeks Iraq's aid on sanctions

Siasat - 2019-03-12 18:53

Iran seeks Iraq's aid on sanctions | Business Standard News

Business Standard - 2019-03-12 11:54

UN probing North Korea sanctions violations in 20 countries | KGAN

Cbs2iowa - 2019-03-12 08:36

Iran Seeks Help From Iraq to Defy U.S. Sanctions - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-03-11 17:31

Iranian President lands in Baghdad to deepen trade ties with Iraq, bypass sanctions

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-11 12:55

Iran’s Rouhani Arrives in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-03-11 11:18
ERBIL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Baghdad on Monday in hopes of strengthening the trade ties while under pressure from the US sanctions on Tehran. Prior to his arrival, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visited Baghdad to pr ...

Iranian FM Thanks Iraq for Not Abiding by US Sanctions

BAS News - 2019-03-10 21:00
ERBIL - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is currently in Baghdad on a visit, has thanked Iraq for not abiding by the US sanctions against Tehran. The Iranian minister arrived in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Saturday for preparations ...

Iranian President to Visit Iraq in Pursuit of Better Economic Ties

BAS News - 2019-03-09 15:34
ERBIL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is set to pay an official visit to Iraq next Monday, 11th March, in hopes of building stronger economic ties with the neighboring country while under pressure by US sanctions. Rouhani will be accompanied by a larg ...

EU could impose more sanctions against Venezuela's Maduro: Germany's Maas

Yahoo - 2019-03-08 07:01

U.S. looking at new sanctions against Venezuela: U.S. official

Yahoo - 2019-03-07 11:27

US sanctions pro-Iran militia in Iraq as terrorist group

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-06 23:37

Israeli Navy Could Stop Iran's "Illicit" Oil Shipment: Netanyahu

BAS News - 2019-03-06 23:01
ERBIL - Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that his country's navy could help stop Iran's "illicit" oil shipments. "Iran is trying to bypass the sanctions on it through the covert smuggling of petroleum via the sea. As these attempts expand, ...

US is yet to renew Iraq’s 90-day waiver on Iran sanctions: PM

Rûdaw - 2019-03-06 14:57

US Sanctions Pro-Iran Militia Group in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-03-06 13:51
ERBIL — The United States has sanctioned Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, a militia group active in Iraq, known for its ties with Tehran. Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, also known as The Movement of the Noble Ones, is operating under the umbrella of Hashd al-S ...

What Would New Sanctions on Iran Accomplish?

Intpolicydigest - 2019-03-05 13:51

Trump: Talks With Kim Failed Over North Korea Sanctions

Rferl - 2019-03-04 14:00

US slaps new sanctions on Venezuela regime as Russia ups support

Gulan Media - 2019-03-03 02:23

Iran Fights to Get Around US Sanctions in Iraq, Turkey, Russia and Syria - Israel News

Breakingisraelnews - 2019-03-01 12:07

Trump White House sanctions Turkey over pastor Andrew Brunson - Vox

VOX - 2019-03-01 08:23

Trump, Kim end summit with standoff over easing US sanctions

Gulan Media - 2019-02-28 21:44

‘Russia, US preparing Taliban list for sanctions lift’

Waar Media - 2019-02-28 16:54
WAAR_DUHOK In last six months, both Russia and the U.S. have boosted their efforts to find a lasting settlement to the Afghan conflict. On Feb. 22, Russian and U.S. envoys for Afghanistan met in Ankara to discuss the problem. After that U.S. special envo ...

Trump, Kim Leave Hanoi Summit Without Deal

Waar Media - 2019-02-28 14:09
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. and North Korean leaders early Thursday unexpectedly cut short their summit in Hanoi, with U.S. President Trump saying he could not agree to the North’s request for a complete lifting of sanctions. “Sometimes we have to walk away,” he ...

WATCH LIVE: President Trump says US unwilling to lift North Korea sanctions | KGAN

Cbs2iowa - 2019-02-28 08:51

Why Trump’s Iran Sanctions Are Working

Theepochtimes - 2019-02-28 00:27

Iran Fights to Get Around US Sanctions in Iraq, Turkey, Russia and Syria :: Middle East Forum

Meforum - 2019-02-27 06:53

Kurdistan Continues Oil Exports To Iran Despite U.S. Sanctions |

Oilprice - 2019-02-26 21:35

Iran fights to get around US sanctions in Iraq, Turkey, Russia and Syria - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-02-26 17:03

Iraqi Kurdistan continues oil exports to Iran despite U.S. sanctions: KRG

E-Kurd - 2019-02-26 16:13
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Despite the reimposition of US sanctions on Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) plans to maintain its economic connections Tehran, a Kurdish official has said. In an interview with a reporter from Jame ...

Germany favors sanctions against Maduro over violence against opposition

Yahoo - 2019-02-26 02:49

All Eyes on Tangible Results from U.S.-North Korea Summit

International Crisis Group - 2019-02-25 13:26
The North Korean and U.S. leaders enter their second summit under pressure to achieve concrete progress toward their respective goals, sanctions relief and denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. Crisis Group senior adviser Chris Green suggests risk re ...

Venezuela crisis: Who is buying its oil now?

BBC - 2019-02-25 01:56
Sanctions block US companies doing business with Venezuela's state oil company. ...

For Kurdish Smugglers, Iran Sanctions Are Starting to Bite – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-02-24 09:50

US hits Venezuela state-owned oil company with sanctions | KGAN

Cbs2iowa - 2019-02-23 17:30

China, Iran meet amid efforts to preserve nuclear deal

Rûdaw - 2019-02-19 13:39
“We have always opposed unilateral sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction” ...

US Sanctions Squeezes Russia’s 3rd Biggest Bank into Freezing Venezuela Oil Firm’s Accounts

CCN - 2019-02-19 07:34

Turkey, US in diplomatic crisis after ministers hit by sanctions | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-02-19 02:30

EU Warns of New Sanctions Against Russia Over Crimea

Waar Media - 2019-02-18 13:37
WAAR_DUHOK The European Union may impose new sanctions against Russia over Crimea, the bloc’s foreign policy chief said Monday as March will mark the fifth anniversary of the annexation of the peninsula by the Russian Federation. “There can be decisions ...

Pence urges Europe to quit Iran deal, stop busting sanctions

Gulan Media - 2019-02-14 23:23

Seoul, US on Same Page About N. Korea Sanctions: Envoy

Waar Media - 2019-02-14 10:51
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. envoy to South Korea said Thursday that sanctions on North Korea will not be lifted until complete denuclearization, ahead of the second summit between Washington and Pyongyang. According to Yonhap, speaking at a security forum at Seo ...

WATCH: Iranians launch general strikes as US sanctions loom

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-13 18:38

Turkey's Erdogan warns US over sanctions threat

Yahoo - 2019-02-11 08:23

Recap Tayyip Erdogan: Partnership with U.S. in jeopardy for sanctions, tariffs -

UPI - 2019-02-11 03:33

Trump admin to lift sanctions on firms owned by Russian oligarch Deripaska | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-02-10 22:25

Why Iranian women are among the most vulnerable to US sanctions | Middle East | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-02-10 17:34

Why Erdogan is powerless over 'devastating' sanctions | MENAFN.COM

Menafn - 2019-02-10 14:43

World War 3: Turkey THREATENED by US with sanctions for buying Russian missiles | World | News |

Express - 2019-02-10 11:34

Trump Ignores Senate Deadline on Khashoggi Killing

Waar Media - 2019-02-09 12:58
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump will not respond to a legally-required Senate request to determine whether sanctions are warranted against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior ...

U.S.'s Syria Ally Supplies Oil to Assad's Brokers

The Wall Street Journal - 2019-02-09 10:18
America’s Kurdish-led military ally in Syria has become an important supplier of crude oil to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, delivering crude to a broker that has been targeted by sanctions in the U.S. and European Union. ...

Amid sanctions calls, Saudis deny prince had role in slaying

WSAW - 2019-02-08 23:33

Iranians stock up on as U.S. sanctions damage Iranian economy - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-02-08 08:46

US to fully enforce reimposed Iran nuclear sanctions - BBC News

BBC - 2019-02-08 06:16

US to End Sanctions on Venezuelan Army Backing Guaido

Waar Media - 2019-02-07 11:27
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton on Wednesday said Washington would offer sanctions relief to any top Venezuelan military officer if that person were to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate leader of the country. ...

Iraq Will Not Take Part in US Sanctions against Iran: PM

BAS News - 2019-02-07 10:21
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has made it clear that his country will not take part in the US sanctions against neighboring Iran. PM Abdul-Mahdi discussed the issue during a meeting with Naser Hemmati, the president of the Central Bank of ...

Iraq won’t be part of sanctions against Iran: PM

Rûdaw - 2019-02-07 02:11
Iranian exporters can use Iraqi banks in new deal: Iranian media ...

US sanctions on Iran: tough talk and despair divideTehran's streets - CNN

CNN - 2019-02-06 07:19

US Sanctions on Venezuela to Hurt World oil Market

Waar Media - 2019-02-05 11:02
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan oil company PDVSA will affect the global market negatively, the oil minister said Monday. In an interview aired by private broadcaster Televen, Manuel Quevedo, also president of the oil company, commented on U.S. s ...

Will Iran Sanctions Herald the Fall of the Imperial Dollar? - Original

Antiwar - 2019-02-04 17:57

Oil hits 2019 high above $63 on Venezuela sanctions

Waar Media - 2019-02-04 14:13
WAAR_DUHOK Oil hit a two-month high above $63 a barrel on Monday as OPEC-led supply cuts and U.S. sanctions against Venezuela’s petroleum industry offset forecasts of weaker demand and an economic slowdown. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Cou ...

Turkey on Trump Blacklist as Sanctions Spell Trouble for Economy

Theepochtimes - 2019-02-04 14:01

New Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Effort Against Israel - The Media Line

Themedialine - 2019-02-04 03:18

US warns Turkey on Venezuelan sanctions after shady Venezuelan official visits Ankara

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-04 00:52

Trump says U.S. to impose "large sanctions" on Turkey over detained pastor Andrew Brunson - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2019-02-03 21:17

US seeks oil market edge with sanctions against Iran - Asia Times

Atimes - 2019-02-03 01:41

Venezuela crisis: Why US sanctions will hurt

BBC - 2019-02-03 00:52
US sanctions targeting Nicolás Maduro's government could be a dangerous gamble, says Daniel Gallas. ...

Oil Prices Rise as US Slaps Sanctions on Venezuela

Waar Media - 2019-02-02 12:44
WAAR_DUHOK Oil prices rose about 3 percent on Friday on upbeat U.S. jobs data and signs that U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan exports have helped tighten supply, then extending gains after weekly data showed U.S. drillers cut the number of oil rigs. Brent cr ...

Ankara vows to help resist US sanctions on Iran

Al Monitor - 2019-02-02 09:30

Will Iran Sanctions Herald the Fall of the Imperial Dollar?

Commondreams - 2019-02-02 00:41

Turkey's Fragile Economy Faces New Risk in U.S. Sanctions Threat - Bloomberg

Bloomberg - 2019-02-01 15:37

US probing whether Turkey-Venezuela trade violates sanctions: report | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-02-01 06:04

US Iran sanctions make Europeans challenge dollar hegemony | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-02-01 03:12

World Cup: Nike boots barred for Iran footballers amid US sanctions - BBC News

BBC - 2019-02-01 01:42

Iran gives lukewarm reception to Europe’s sanctions sidestep

Rûdaw - 2019-01-31 21:25
Zarif tweeted that he welcomed INSTEX as a “long overdue 1st step” ...

EU Powers Introduce Mechanism for Trade with Iran

BAS News - 2019-01-31 15:00
ERBIL — France, Germany and UK have devised a new mechanism to maintain non-dollar trade with Iran to find a way around the US sanctions imposed on Tehran government. Iran on Thursday welcomed the decision and said it hopes the new mechanism would cover ...

Why Erdogan is powerless over 'devastating' sanctions - Asia Times

Atimes - 2019-01-31 13:02

Europe launches sanctions-busting Iran payment vehicle

Rûdaw - 2019-01-31 11:48
The entity, to be registered in France with German governance and finance from all three countries ...

Iran erupts as US oil sanctions return | The Week UK

Theweek - 2019-01-31 03:22

Trump Threatens 'Large Sanctions' On Turkey Over Imprisoned Christian Pastor | HuffPost

Huffingtonpost - 2019-01-30 16:00

North Korea Seeks Sanctions Relief to Build Trust

Waar Media - 2019-01-30 09:12
WAAR_DUHOK Pyongyang has sought relief from UN sanctions to “boost trust” ahead of a scheduled second summit between U.S. president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Trump and Kim broke the years long impasse last year after holding a his ...

‘US Sanctions on PDVSA Unlikely to Hurt Oil Markets’

Waar Media - 2019-01-30 09:12
WAAR_DUHOK As oil markets neared the close of trading Monday, the U.S. ordered the freezing of assets belonging to Venezuela’s national oil company PDVSA and prohibited, with a few exceptions, American citizens and companies from carrying out business wi ...

Iran will ‘take action’ if US sanctions pass

NEWS - 2019-01-30 01:58

How Trump’s Venezuela Sanctions Could Undercut His Iran Policy – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-01-29 23:13

The Latest: Venezuela opposition leader backs US sanctions - SFGate

Sfgate - 2019-01-29 21:08

Syria Sanctions Bill Advances in Senate After Shutdown Delay

Yahoo - 2019-01-29 19:12

Russia vows full support for Maduro amid U.S. sanctions - SFGate

Sfgate - 2019-01-29 18:47

Syria Sanctions Bill Advances in Senate After Shutdown Delay

Bloombergquint - 2019-01-29 16:30

China Condemns US Over Venezuela Sanctions

Waar Media - 2019-01-29 14:31
WAAR_DUHOK China on Tuesday condemned the U.S. after Washington blacklisted Venezuela’s state-owned oil and natural gas company. China opposes unilateral sanctions, Geng Shuang, Foreign Ministry spokesman, told a regular news conference in the capital Be ...

Exemptions to 8 countries on Iran sanctions to keep oil prices in check: US | Business Standard News

Business Standard - 2019-01-29 12:02

North Korea says sanctions will accelerate nuclear programme - BBC News

BBC - 2019-01-29 09:11

US Blacklists Venezuela state-owned Oil Company

Waar Media - 2019-01-29 09:09
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. on Monday blacklisted Venezuela’s state-owned oil and natural gas company as it continues to ramp up economic and diplomatic pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The sanctions on PDVSA are expected to block $7 billion in a ...

The Latest: EU slaps sanctions on more Syrian businessmen | WTOP

WTOP - 2019-01-28 16:45

Iran asks UN’s highest court to suspend US sanctions | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-01-27 19:10

1256 results in 0.12 sec.