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US Doesn't Seek War with Iran: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-06-17 01:41
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that Washington is not seeking war against Tehran. His comments came while the US has already accused Iran of carrying out attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. "President Tru ...

President Barzani, German Delegation Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-06-15 22:21
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received on Saturday a German diplomatic delegation headed by Martin Jäger, the State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, discussing several issues. Jäger stress ...

Masoud Barzani thanks Germany for Continuing Supporting Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2019-06-15 18:38
WAAR_DUHOK Kurdistan leader Masoud Barzani received a German diplomatic delegation headed by the State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Martin Jager in Pirmam. “Pleased to receive a German government delegation h ...

Masrour Barzani, German Delegation Discuss Trade and Investment

BAS News - 2019-06-15 16:13
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani received a German diplomatic delegation headed by Martin Jäger, the State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, with whom he reviewed the latest devel ...

Barzani Thanks Germany for Continued Support to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2019-06-15 13:44
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader Masoud Barzani received a German diplomatic delegation headed by Martin Jäger, the State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. During the meeting, Barzani thanked the German governmen ...

UK Holds Iran Responsible for Tankers Attack in Gulf of Oman

BAS News - 2019-06-15 12:00
ERBIL — Alike the United States, the UK on Friday laid the blame for the attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on the Islamic Republic of Iran. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt condemned the attack and said that London believes no other state o ...

US Seeking International Consensus after Tanker Attack in Gulf of Oman

BAS News - 2019-06-15 12:00
ERBIL — The United States is now working to build an international consensus over the attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, for which Washington blames Iran, according to US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. The secretary said on Friday that Whit ...

Roundtable: U.S. Accuses Iran of Committing Tanker Attacks

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-06-15 07:09
On Thursday, June 13, 2019, two tankers, the Kokuka Courageous and the MT Front Altair, were damaged in explosions in the Gulf of Oman, after transiting through the Strait of Hormuz. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking at press conference, attri ...

Pompeo, Iraqi PM Discuss US-Iran Crisis by Phone

BAS News - 2019-06-14 20:04
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pempeo discussed during a phone call with Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Friday the crisis between Washington and Tehran in the Middle East, the premier's office said in a statement. The pair "exchanged views over the dev ...

Secretary-General of the UN calls for accelerating the formation of the Kurdistan Regional Governmen…

Kurdiu - 2019-06-14 03:09

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: US blames Iran for explosions

BBC - 2019-06-14 00:01
The US secretary of state blames Iran for "unprovoked attacks" on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. ...

UN Secretary General Congratulates Nechirvan Barzani on Presidency

BAS News - 2019-06-13 23:59
ERBIL - United Nations Secretary-general Antonio Guterres has congratulated Nechirvan Barzani on his election as the new President of the Kurdistan Region. He further noted "I am sure that your leadership with your great experience and wisdom will be ver ...

US Blames Iran for Attacks on Oil Tankers in Oman Gulf

BAS News - 2019-06-13 21:37
ERBIL - The United States has blamed Iran for attacks on the oil tankers in the Oman Gulf, which is a significant route for the world's oil trade. The comments were made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday where he also pointed out that the int ...

Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union visits the Kurdistan Communist Party

Kurdiu - 2019-06-13 02:28

Trump may be rethinking Shanahan’s nomination: report

Waar Media - 2019-06-12 20:05
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump may be reevaluating his nomination for Secretary of Defense, a report by NBC News said Tuesday, citing four sources familiar with the matter. Trump announced in the first week of May that he would nominate acting Pe ...

Letter to UK Foreign Secretary about Hasankeyf

ANF - 2019-06-12 09:25
Dozens of associations, groups, academics, journalists from the UK wrote to Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP to express their concer about the future of Hasankeyf. ...

Iraqi Government has not send any budget for Peshmerga salaries thus far

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-10 23:24
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 27, 2019, KRG Minister and spokesperson of the Finance and the Secretary to KRG Council of Ministers held a press conference in order to clarify a number of topics pertaining to salaries and financial situation ...

Iraqi Christians need urgent aid, archbishop tells Britain’s foreign secretary | Catholic Herald

Catholicherald - 2019-06-10 10:16

[VIDEO]: Kurdish Figure Lobbying in D.C. to Become Iraq’s President

BAS News - 2019-06-07 17:54
He spent 26 nights at Trump's D.C. Hotel ERBIL - In attempts to lobby the Trump administration to help him become the President of Iraq, a Kurdish figure has written letters to National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, urg ...

James Mattis: what defence secretary's resignation means for Syria, Afghanistan and NATO, as Trump leans in to Putin

Theconversation - 2019-06-04 11:23

US President Donald Trump starts controversial UK visit

Waar Media - 2019-06-03 14:10
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump has arrived in Britain on Monday to start a three-day long state visit. Accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump and his entourage, the president was welcomed at Stansted Airport by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt amid ...

Iran rules out talks unless US ‘changes behaviour’

Waar Media - 2019-06-03 14:10
WAAR_DUHOK Iran on Sunday ruled out talks with Washington unless it changes its general behavior, after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington was ready to negotiate with Iran with “no pre-conditions”. “The Islamic Republic of Iran ignores w ...

Mike Pompeo, Nechirvan Barzani Talk over the phone

BAS News - 2019-06-03 01:48
ERBIL — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a phone call with Nechirvan Barzani to congratulate him on his election as the new president of Kurdistan Region. Pompeo reiterated his country’s support for Kurdistan Region and encourage Erbil and Baghdad ...

Boris Johnson Is Favourite To Become The UK’s Next Prime Minister. This Is What The World Thought Of Him As Foreign Secretary.

Buzzfeed - 2019-06-02 19:38

Old tweets resurface from the Mexican official who will meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-06-02 17:52

US Ready for Talks with Iran Without Pre-Conditions: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-06-02 15:33
ERBIL — Washington is prepared for negotiations with Tehran over the nuclear programme without pre-conditions, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. His remarks came a day after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran was ready for talks if US shows ...

Mattis issues a sharp rebuke to Trump as he announces his departure as Defense secretary - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-06-01 20:38

Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union visiting the family of martyr Hoshyar Ismail

Kurdiu - 2019-05-28 00:06

UK minister criticised for criminalising fighters against ISIS

ANF - 2019-05-27 09:22
Over 50 people, including Noam Chomsky and international fighters who joined the Kurds in the struggle against ISIS, signed open letter to UK Home Secretary criticising his attempt to criminalise those who fought against ISIS. ...

Citing Iran, Trump bypasses Congress to sell arms to Saudis, UAE

Rûdaw - 2019-05-25 14:56
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the administration would circumvent the required review by Congress to approve 22 arms transfers to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. ...

Iraqi archbishop makes urgent appeal in meeting with Foreign Secretary | ICN

Indcatholicnews - 2019-05-25 09:02

US Says Iran Threat "Put on Hold"

BAS News - 2019-05-22 00:12
ERBIL - The US' recent deployment of forces to the Gulf has "put on hold" the alleged threats by Iran on Washington's interests in the Middle East, acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday. "We’ve put on hold the potential for attacks ...

UK to Iran: Do Not Underestimate US Resolve

BAS News - 2019-05-20 16:25
ERBIL — British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned Iran not to “underestimate” the resolve on the US side while tensions continue to escalate between Tehran and Washington. “I would say to the Iranians: Do not underestimate the resolve on the US si ...

UK advises dual British-Iranian nationals to avoid Iran

Rûdaw - 2019-05-17 21:38
UK Foreign Secretary warned risk of 'mistreatment' for dual nationals in Iran ...

UK: Boris Johnson could face court over Brexit claim

Waar Media - 2019-05-15 15:27
WAAR_DUHOK A judge will decide next week whether to summon former foreign secretary Boris Johnson to court over a claim made during the 2016 EU referendum. The private case was initiated by businessman Marcus Ball, who has accused Johnson of misconduct i ...

PM May receives NATO chief in London meeting

Waar Media - 2019-05-15 15:27
WAAR_DUHOK British Prime Minister Theresa May and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg met in London on Tuesday. The two agreed that the leaders’ summit of NATO alliance in London next December “would be an opportunity to celebrate NATO’s strength and ...

Suspension of German, US Military Trainings Include Kurdistan: Peshmerga Ministry

BAS News - 2019-05-15 14:35
ERBIL — A Kurdish Peshmerga official said Kurdistan was included in the suspension of German military trainings which was revealed to the media earlier the day. Secretary General of the Peshmerga Ministry, Jabbar Yawar, confirmed to BasNew that not only ...

Pompeo’s Visit to Baghdad: US Warned Iraq over Iranian-backed Militias

BAS News - 2019-05-15 11:41
ERBIL — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Iraq earlier in May came after security alarms about Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias posing a serious threat to the US forces in Iraq, two security sources said. Pompeo reportedly warned the Iraqi lead ...

UK Foreign Secretary replied to motion moved by Playd Cymru

ANF - 2019-05-15 10:39
UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt replied in writing to Playd Cymru motion on the hunger strike resistance moved by Liz Saville Roberts MP. ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets with UN Envoy

KRG-Spain - 2019-05-15 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, and her accompanying delegation. ...

US Doesn't Consider War With Iran: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-05-14 22:06
ERBIL - US State Secretary Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that Washington is not "fundamentally" seeking war with Tehran if it halts certain activities "throughout Europe." The US top diplomat made the comments during a joint press conference with Russia’s ...

UN Welcomes Political Progress in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-13 17:54
ERBIL - The United Nations has welcomed the political progress in the Kurdistan Region as a new government is imminent to be formed in Erbil. The comments were made by the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary- General for Iraq Jeanine H ...

Masrour Barzani Welcomes UN Engagement for Settlement to Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-05-13 16:17
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, received Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary- General for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert on Monday in Erbil where they discussed the political developments in t ...

Implementation of resolution 2421 (2018) - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2019/365) [EN/AR] - Iraq | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-05-12 01:47

Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union to visit the town of Soran

Kurdiu - 2019-05-11 13:41

US to Send Patriot Missile System to Middle East

BAS News - 2019-05-11 10:55
ERBIL — The United States will send the Patriot missile system to the Middle East as tensions with Iran further escalate. US Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan also authorized the deployment of a Navy amphibious transport dock ship to encounter Ir ...

An Open Letter from Kurdish Human Rights Defenders to Amnesty International

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-10 02:01
Kurdish human rights defenders from East Kurdistan / Iran have written a letter to Kumi Naidoo, Secretary-General of Amnesty International. In this letter they express their concern about the violent and degrading treatment of Kurdish and non-Kurdish acti ...

Pompeo Concerned over Iran's Threatenings

BAS News - 2019-05-10 01:08
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed concerns over the recent threatenings by Iran, reminding the country that Washington does not seek war against Tehran, but that will respond if needed, according to a statement by his office. "The r ...

Barzani Receives State Department Delegation in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-05-09 17:03
ERBIL — Former President of Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani received on Thursday a delegation from the US State Department in Erbil. Barzani and Acting Assistant Secretary David Satterfield reviewed the latest security and political developments in the r ...

Masrour Barzani Discusses Regional Developments with US Delegation

BAS News - 2019-05-09 15:46
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani received a diplomatic and military delegation from the US on Thursday to review the latest developments in the region. The US delegation was led by Acting Assistant Secretary David S ...

Pompeo’s Trip to Baghdad Focused on Protection of US Forces

BAS News - 2019-05-08 10:31
ERBIL — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to Baghdad overnight Tuesday where he met with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi and other top official, reportedly focusing on the safety of US forces in the country. “We talked to them ab ...

Pompeo In Baghdad on Unannounced Visit

BAS News - 2019-05-08 00:38
ERBIL - US State Secretary Mike Pompeo has unexpectedly landed in Baghdad, AFP cited Iraqi sources, saying that the US top diplomat met with Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi during his stay. Pompeo had been set to travel to Germany earlier the day to meet ...

US Secretary of State Pompeo cancels Berlin trip

Waar Media - 2019-05-07 17:33
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has canceled at the last minute an official trip to Germany on Tuesday, officials have said. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office has confirmed that a planned meeting between Merkel and Pompeo on Tuesday was ca ...

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the UK Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Head of the Diplomatic Service

Waar Media - 2019-05-06 18:36
WAAR_DUHOK Prime Minister Barzani presented a brief overview of the ISIS conflict, post-ISIS situation and the conditions of internally displaced persons and refugees in the Kurdistan Region, including the reconstruction of their areas to enable them to ...

Secretary-General of the KIU sends a congratulatory message on the month of Ramadan

Kurdiu - 2019-05-06 01:26

Secretary Mike Pompeo on the crisis in Venezuela and its impact on US-Russia relations [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-05-05 17:40

UN Envoy Visits Sinjar, Urges Efforts for IDP's Safe Return

BAS News - 2019-05-04 11:32
ERBIL (UNAMI) — Although the military defeat of Da’esh in Iraq was announced in December 2017, more than 1.6 million Iraqis remain displaced. With that alarming statistic in mind, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Ira ...

Penny Mordaunt, the first UK female defense secretary — MercoPress

Mercopress - 2019-05-04 09:29

Penny Mordaunt becomes first ever female defence secretary | Politics | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-05-02 21:06

Penny Mordaunt: Who is the new defence secretary replacing Gavin Williamson? | The Independent

Independent - 2019-05-02 21:06

Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union to visit the town of Rania

Kurdiu - 2019-05-02 19:08

Iraqi Forces Arrest Off-Duty Peshmerga in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-30 16:23
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have reportedly arrested a Kurdish Peshmerga fighter while off duty in the disputed province of Kirkuk. Unofficial sources claimed that Rebaz Rasoul, 27, was arrested by Iraqi security forces earlier on Saturday. Secretary G ...

Secretary-General of the KIU visits a family lost 5 of its members in a traffic accident

Kurdiu - 2019-04-29 21:23

Secretary General: Kurdistan Islamic Union uses politics to serve the people

Kurdiu - 2019-04-28 20:33

Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union visits Garmian

Kurdiu - 2019-04-27 16:48

PFLP Secretary General visited MPs on hunger strike in Amed

ANF - 2019-04-27 15:58
PFLP Secretary General Ahmed Saadet’s lawyer Mahmod Hassan paid a solidarity visit to the HDP MPs who are on a hunger strike in the HDP offices in Amed. ...

PFLP visits Leyla Güven on day 170 of hunger strike

ANF - 2019-04-26 15:18
Hasan’s visit came after PFLP Politbureau Member Leila Khaled’s visit to Güven last week. Halid had brought greetings to Güven from PFLP Secretary General Ahmed Saadet. ...

Police Raids Shaswar Abdulwahid’s Office after Nude Video Blackmail

BAS News - 2019-04-25 11:18
His secretary arrested ERBIL — Police in Sulaymaniyah arrested the secretary of Shaswar Abdulwahid, the leader of New Generation Movement, after the nude video blackmail against his party’s lawmakers. Earlier on Wednesday, MP Shadia Nawzad said during a ...

Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller - Briefing to the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-04-25 02:57

KIU Secretary-General receives Iraq's ambassador to the Vatican

Kurdiu - 2019-04-23 21:46

Hero Ibrahim in Critical Health Condition: PUK

BAS News - 2019-04-23 14:35
ERBIL — Influential and leading member of the Kurdistan Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Hero Ibrahim, is reportedly in critical health condition. Ibrahim, who is the wife of late PUK Secretary General Jalal Talabani, was known after her husband’s pas ...

Trump 2020 campaign press secretary speaks out on Mueller report [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-04-23 03:04

US to Halt Iran Oil Waivers: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-04-22 20:03
ERBIL - The United States will put an end to the Iran oil waivers soon in order to squeeze Tehran's exports to zero, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday, adding that all countries would face sanctions if refuse to abide by Washington's dec ...

Secretary General Jagland’s meeting with Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy - Newsroom

COE - 2019-04-17 21:51

UN chief submits Cyprus report to security council

Waar Media - 2019-04-17 12:45
WAAR_DUHOK UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres submitted a progress report to the security council on the UN mission to mediate between the two sides. The report focuses on the UN delegation’s progress for the past six months towards reaching agreement ...

Turkey’s finance minister, US president meet in Washington

Waar Media - 2019-04-16 12:23
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak was hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, Albayrak said on Tuesday. “During our meetings with US Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnunchin and [Trump’s] senior advisor Jared Kushn ...

EUTCC chair met Council of Europe officials

ANF - 2019-04-16 12:05
EUTCC chair, Kariane Westrheim, met with the Office of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe. ...

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign writes to UK Foreign Secretary

ANF - 2019-04-16 08:46
The letter has been signed by Peace in Kurdistan, Democratic Kurdish Peoples’ Assembly UK, Roj Women Assembly, Kurdistan National Congress. ...

Open Letter to UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Kurdistantribune - 2019-04-16 06:15
Dear Foreign Secretary, We write to express our deep concern over the UK government’s position in its relations with Turkey as the human rights situation inside the country continues to deteriorate rapidly. In particular, we seek to urgently draw your att ...

Ex-European officials decry Trump’s Palestine policy

Waar Media - 2019-04-15 13:31
WAAR_DUHOK A letter by former European politicians condemned the U.S. President Donald Trump’s one-sided policy in Israel-Palestine conflict. Signed by two former NATO secretary-generals, six former prime ministers, and 25 former ministers, the letter ca ...

“Farhad Salehi”director general and “Salam Paveh” secretary of the analytical press center was summoned to the Paveh County Public Prosecutor’s Office.

Roji Kurd - 2019-04-15 00:01
“Salam Paveh” the secretary of the intelligence news agency has been informed by telephone that he needs to introduce some details to the Paveh prosecutor’s office. Due to the summons of the director of the analytical news portal “Salam Paveh” no precise ...

HDP delegation meets with EP Secretary General and PACE president

ANF - 2019-04-12 16:13
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) members Hisyar Ozsoy and Feleknas Uca as well as HDP Representative Fayik Yagizay attended the meeting with Council of Europe (CoE) Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland in the name of the HDP. ...

KIU Secretary-General visits Iranian Embassy in Baghdad

Kurdiu - 2019-04-11 18:43

KIU Secretary-General visits al-Sadr Movement

Kurdiu - 2019-04-11 18:43

KIU Secretary-General meets with British Deputy Ambassador in Iraq

Kurdiu - 2019-04-11 18:43

KIU Secretary-General meets with Nuri al-Maliki

Kurdiu - 2019-04-11 18:43

KIU Secretary-General meets with the Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives

Kurdiu - 2019-04-11 18:43

KIU Secretary-General meets with President of Federal Supreme Court

Kurdiu - 2019-04-11 18:43

Parliament Secretary participates in seminar on Kurdistan’s resurgence after the independence referendum

Perlemanikurdistan - 2019-04-11 16:36

Secretary General Jagland: Council of Europe ordinary budget should come from member states, not the EU - Newsroom

COE - 2019-04-11 06:13

Secretary-General of the KIU to visit the US Embassy in Baghdad

Kurdiu - 2019-04-10 17:57

Secretary-General of the KIU visits Iraqi Foreign Minister

Kurdiu - 2019-04-10 17:57

Secretary-General of the KIU visited the Kuwaiti Embassy in Baghdad

Kurdiu - 2019-04-10 17:57

Homeland Security's acting deputy secretary offered resignation to Trump: Nielsen

Yahoo - 2019-04-10 10:21

U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S. preparing for 'hard Brexit'

Yahoo - 2019-04-10 03:27

Qassem Soleimani is "Terrorist": Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-04-09 21:16
ERBIL - Commander of IRGC's Qods Force Qassem Soleimani is a "terrorist" and he will be viewed the same as Islamic State (IS) and other jihadist groups leaders, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. Both Washington and Tehran have already de ...

Secretary-General of the KIU visits Iyad Allawi

Kurdiu - 2019-04-09 20:32

Secretary-General of the KIU meets with head of the Iraqi Islamic Party

Kurdiu - 2019-04-09 20:32

Secretary-General of the KIU meets former Iraqi PM

Kurdiu - 2019-04-09 20:32

Secretary-General of the KIU sends a message of congratulations

Kurdiu - 2019-04-09 20:32

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