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US to Deploy Troops to Saudi Arabia

BAS News - 2019-09-21 21:13
ERBIL - The United States has said that it will deploy forces to Saudi Arabia amid the attacks on the oil facilities in the country. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, however, explained in a statement that the deployment would be "defensive in nature," wi ...

Pompeo Calls Attacks on Saudi Arabia "Acts of War"

BAS News - 2019-09-19 10:13
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused Iran of having carried out the attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia last weekend, calling the incident "acts of war" against the Arab country. Pompeo made the comments while speaking to reporters ...

Kurdistan Region President Receives the Speaker of Parliament

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-09-16 00:25
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 15 September 2019 President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani met with the Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament, Ms. Rewaz Fayq, deputy speaker and the secretary of the Parliament. They stressed the importance of full coop ...

Secretary-General of the KIU congratulates the General Coordinator of the Change Movement

Kurdiu - 2019-09-16 00:20

Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union receives the Iraqi Minister of Planning

Kurdiu - 2019-09-13 00:33

Kurdistan Region President Meets Top UN Official in Iraq

KRG-Spain - 2019-09-11 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 9 September 2019 – President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani met with Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, United Nations Secretary-General Special Representative for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Ira ...

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo says Trump could meet with no preconditions with Iran's Rouhani at U.N.

Gulan Media - 2019-09-10 21:43

Kurdistan Region President Meets Top UN Official in Iraq

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-09-10 10:29
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 9 September 2019 – President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani met with Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, United Nations Secretary-General Special Representative for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Ir ...

US Considering Sanctions on Turkey over S-400 Purchase: Mnuchin

BAS News - 2019-09-09 23:52
ERBIL - The United States is reportedly considering sanctions on its NATO ally Turkey over Ankara's purchase of Russian S-400 air defense missile system, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin revealed on Monday. The US official made the comments outside the ...

Kurdistan President, UN Envoy Discuss Various Political, Security Affairs

BAS News - 2019-09-09 22:17
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received on Monday the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, to discuss various political and security issues in Iraq and the region. Barz ...

Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union receives Speaker of Kurdistan Parliament

Kurdiu - 2019-09-09 22:01

Secretary Ben Carson on the Trump administration's plan to reform the housing finance system [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-09-09 16:32

Mohammadi Haji Mahmoud congratulates the Minister of Peshmerga

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-09-08 16:30
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On September 4, 2019, Shorsh Ismael (Minister of Peshmerga) received Mohammadi Haji Mahmoud (Secretary of Kurdistan’s Democratic Socialist Party). During the meeting, the Kurdistan’s Democratic Socialist Party’s Secret ...

Britain must repatriate Isis fighters, warns US defence secretary | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-09-07 03:12

EXCLUSIVE: Secretary of State Calls on Iran to Act Like a ‘Normal Nation’

Dailysignal - 2019-09-06 15:31

Secretary-General of the KIU receives a delegation from the Kurdistan Communist Party

Kurdiu - 2019-09-05 22:52

Secretary-General of the KIU receives a delegation of the "Abnaa Al-nahrain" Party

Kurdiu - 2019-09-03 21:43

Kurdistan political parties to establish a council with Masoud Barzani as chair: KSDP

E-Kurd - 2019-09-03 14:35
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The General Secretary of the Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party (HSK) Muhammad Haji Mahmoud claimed in an interview with Voice of America on Tuesday that Iraqi Kurdistan region’s political parties are set to esta ...

Trump plans to nominate Mark Esper, Army secretary, as Pentagon chief - Vox

VOX - 2019-09-03 03:00

Ex-Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says US at 'breaking point' - ABC News

GO - 2019-09-01 19:38

Turkey can have either F-35 or S-400, 'not both': US Defense Secretary

Rûdaw - 2019-08-29 17:18
Turkey must remove S-400 system for US to even “consider” selling Ankara F-35 warplanes ...

Ex-Defense Secretary James Mattis warns U.S. at 'breaking point' - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-08-28 23:40

Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union visits Ali …

Kurdiu - 2019-08-26 23:43

Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union visits the city of Dohuk

Kurdiu - 2019-08-24 16:06

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign wrote to UK Foreign Minister

ANF - 2019-08-24 08:19
Peace in Kurdistan Campaign has written to UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab about the dismissal of the co-mayors of Diyarbakir, Van and Mardin by the Turkish Ministry of Interior on 19 August 2019. ...

Defense secretary says ISIS not in resurgent state in Syria - KTVZ

KTVZ - 2019-08-22 07:01

Defense secretary says ISIS not in a resurgent state in Syria despite Pentagon report saying ISIS is resurging - CNNPolitics

CNN - 2019-08-22 01:54

Secretary-General of the KIU visits a number of families in Erbil

Kurdiu - 2019-08-21 22:58

Implementation of resolution 2470 (2019) - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2019/660) [EN/AR] - Iraq | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-08-20 11:56

Secretary-General of the KIU receives the General Coordinator of the Change Movement

Kurdiu - 2019-08-19 23:32

Secretary-General of the KIU participates in the "Ethics" conference in Sulaimaniyah

Kurdiu - 2019-08-19 06:11

Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union sends a mes…

Kurdiu - 2019-08-14 01:19

Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union sends a congratulatory message on the occasion of E…

Kurdiu - 2019-08-11 00:48

Letter to UK Foreign Secretary on Hasankeyf and the Ilisu Dam

ANF - 2019-08-08 17:02
Peace in Kurdistan Campaign is among the promoters of the initiative. ...

Ilisu Dam: A Critical Juncture – Open Letter to UK Foreign Secretary

Kurdistantribune - 2019-08-08 06:20
Rt. Hon. Dominic Raab MP Foreign Secretary Foreign and Commonwealth Office King Charles Street Whitehall London SW1A 2AH 7 August 2019 Dear Foreign Secretary, The Ilisu Dam: a critical juncture Over the past two decades, we have written to your predecesso ...

Islamic State has as much as $300 million to fight, says UN chief

E-Kurd - 2019-08-07 14:23
UNITED NATIONS,— Secretary-General António Guterres says in a report that the Islamic State extremist group IS/ISIS has been left with as much as $300 million following the loss of its so-called “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria, “with none of the financial ...

US Secretary of Defense warns Turkey against attacking Syria, but Erdogan repeats his threat

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-07 08:14

White House Deputy Press Secretary Rejects Linkage Between Donald Trump and Anti-Hispanic El Paso Killer – Beltway Breakfast

Beltwaybreakfast - 2019-08-06 23:28

Pentagon chief says a solo incursion by Turkey into Syria is ‘unacceptable’ but doesn’t pledge to stop it

Washington Post - 2019-08-06 17:58
Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper said the United States does not intend to "abandon” Kurdish units in Syria, but he would not promise to defend them. ...

Pentagon chief: US will prevent ‘unacceptable’ Turkish incursion

ANF - 2019-08-06 14:27
Defence Secretary Mark Esper said that any move by Turkey to invade northern Syria would be unacceptable. ...

Secretary-General of the KIU receives the new Iranian consul

Kurdiu - 2019-08-05 18:29

President of the Kurdistan Region Receives Special Representative of United Nations Secretary-General to Iraq

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-08-04 20:12
In the meeting today, President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani met the Special Representative of UN Secretary General to Iraq Jeanine Plasschaert. Ms Plasschaert spoke about her visit to Shingal, the crisis that hit the area, securing peace in ...

Secretary-General of the KIU : The situation in the region is unstable

Kurdiu - 2019-08-04 02:57

Turkey’s demand for a Syria buffer zone is about oil, not terror

E-Kurd - 2019-08-02 07:12
Michael Rubin | Washington Examiner Defense Secretary Mark Esper telephoned his Turkish counterpart on July 29 for the first time since formally taking the Pentagon’s helm, and the call did not go well. According to the Turkish read-out of the phone call ...

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock - Briefing to the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria, New York, 30 July 2019 - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-07-31 07:26

Interview with Mr. Khalid Azizi, former Secretary General of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Iran

Washington Kurdish Institute - 2019-07-30 19:07

Puerto Rico protests continue

ANF - 2019-07-30 11:37
The secretary of Justice, Wanda Vázquez Garced, clarified that she has no interest in becoming the Governor of Puerto Rico. ...

Julie Ward MEP sent letter to UK Foreign Secretary on Hasankeyf

ANF - 2019-07-30 08:32
Member of the European Parliament, Julie Ward, sent a letter to UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, urging him to make representations to the Turkish government regarding the threat to Hasankeyf and the negative impacts of the Ilisu Dam. ...

Secretary-General of the KIU congratulates Hazem Meer Tahseen

Kurdiu - 2019-07-28 21:30

2020 Trump campaign press secretary reacts to Fox News poll showing Biden ahead of Trump [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-07-28 21:18

In pictures...Secretary-General meets with party cadres in Erbil

Kurdiu - 2019-07-25 06:15

Readout of Prime Minister Masrour Barzani’s Telephone Call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Gulan Media - 2019-07-24 19:01

Boris Johnson to be appointed UK Prime Minister today

ANF - 2019-07-24 08:54
Boris Johnson has won a final Tory leadership runoff, defeating his opponent Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt with the support of more than two in three of the Conservative Party membership. ...

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict ‘Locked in a Dangerous Paralysis’, Under-Secretary-General Warns Security Council, Urging Political Will, Leadership to Change Course - occupied Palestinian territory | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-07-24 01:16

Intel: Why 5 Democratic presidential hopefuls just rebelled against Trump’s new defense secretary

Al Monitor - 2019-07-24 00:59

UK Foreign Secretary asks parliament to condemn Iranian ‘piracy’

Rûdaw - 2019-07-23 19:37
Iran FM blames Trump for goading UK into situation ...

Ocasio-Cortez confronts acting DHS secretary over inappropriate secret Facebook group [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-07-21 06:09

Secretary-General of the KIU : We reject coups

Kurdiu - 2019-07-17 19:41

Secretary-General of the KIU visits Sheikh Fayek Qaynjani

Kurdiu - 2019-07-15 01:15

'Selfish for me to stay': Acosta, Trump address press after labor secretary submits resignation [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-07-14 14:45

Jews Should Not Be Honoring Henry Machiavelli von Bismarck…

E-Kurd - 2019-07-14 13:28
Gerald A. Honigman | Exclusive to Ekurd.net An insightful article by Moshe Phillips in the July 6th Jerusalem Post announced that former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger would be honored as the featured speaker at the prestigious Jewish Leadership Conf ...

British Foreign Secretary tells Iran FM he needs 'guarantees' on detained ship

Rûdaw - 2019-07-13 21:58
I reassured him our concern was destination not origin of the oil ...

The Secretary of National Unity Party in Kurdistan Released on Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-07-13 02:00
Farhad Mohammadi, a lawyer and secretary of the National Unity Party in Kurdistan, was released on bail. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that this lawyer was released from Sanandaj… ...

A call for justice: Right to fair trail on Ghassemlou’s assassination

Kurdpa - 2019-07-12 20:08
July 13th marks the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Dr Abdolrahman Ghassemlou, one of the prominent leaders of the Kurdish nation and the General-Secretary of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI), with his party comrade Abdullah Ghad ...

Secretary-General of the KIU visits the Kurdistan Islamic Group "Komal"

Kurdiu - 2019-07-12 00:32

Secretary-General of the KIU sends a message on the occasion of granting confidence to the new gover…

Kurdiu - 2019-07-10 20:29

Pompeo Warns Iran of Fresh Sanctions

BAS News - 2019-07-07 22:57
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned Iran of "further isolation and sanctions," following Tehran's attempt to begin the enrichment of uranium "at any level". Pompeo's warnings came after the Iranian authorities said on Sunday that Tehran ...

Secretary-General of the KIU receives a delegation from the movement of "Hakka"

Kurdiu - 2019-07-04 00:11

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham caught in scuffle with North Korean guards [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-07-03 02:25

Kurdistan President, UN Envoy Discuss Politics in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-07-02 22:39
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received on Tuesday the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary- General for Iraq (SRSG), Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, to discuss the latest political developments in the region. During t ...

UN Voices Support for Next KRG Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-07-02 16:53
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani received the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary- General for Iraq (SRSG), Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, on Tuesday in Erbil to discuss the latest political, security, and ...

UN, SDF Sign Action Plan to End Recruitment of Children

BAS News - 2019-07-02 12:16
ERBIL — The United Nations has signed an action plan with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to ban the recruitment of children by the US-backed forces. During a ceremony on Saturday in Switzerland, Special Representative of the UN Secretary- ...

Secretary-General of the KIU visits a number of religious scholars in Erbil

Kurdiu - 2019-06-28 16:38

HDP meets with CoE Secretary General and CPT

ANF - 2019-06-28 13:18
HDP met with the CPT and CoE about the solution to the Kurdish issue, the Imrali isolation and political oppression. ...

Iran to Further Reduce Commitment to Nuclear Deal Next Month

BAS News - 2019-06-25 16:59
ERBIL — Iran has planned new steps to further reduce its commitment to the 2015’s Nuclear Deal on 7th July, said the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani. It comes amid increasing tensions between Iran and the US, while the l ...

UK F-35 Join Anti-IS Missions in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2019-06-25 14:50
ERBIL — UK’s defense secretary said on Tuesday that his country’s Lightning F-35B have joined the ongoing mission against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt was quoted in an official statement as saying that the je ...

UK May Not Join Possible US War against Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-25 14:50
ERBIL — The UK believes that US will request London to join any possible war with Iran, and London itself is not interested, according to Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. “The US is our closest ally, we talk to them the whole time, we consider any requests ...

Kurdistan President, US Diplomats Discuss Politics in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-06-25 00:28
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani received on Monday the US Ambassador to Iraq Matt Tueller for talks on the latest political developments in Iraq. During the meeting, where the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran Andrew Peek w ...

Iran remains defiant as US imposes new sanctions

Rûdaw - 2019-06-24 20:45
The measures will aim to “deny Iran the resources to foment terror," US Secretary of State said ...

Masrour Barzani Receives US Diplomatic Delegation in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-06-24 17:06
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council and the Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani received a diplomatic delegation of the United States on Monday. US Ambassador to Iraq, Matt Tueller, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Ira ...

Barzani Receives Yezidi Girls Who Survived IS

BAS News - 2019-06-24 17:06
ERBIL — Kurdish leader and the president of leading Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, received on Monday dozens of Kurdish Yezidi girls who survived the Islamic State (IS) slavery, calling them “a symbol of honor”. Secretary of Kurdistan ...

Pompeo on urgent MidEast consultation tour against Iran

Waar Media - 2019-06-24 11:52
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he is leaving for Middle East to meet allies in the region to form a “global coalition” against Iran. Pompeo’s visit comes only days after U.S. and Iran came to the brink of war last week after I ...

Pompeo heads to Saudi, UAE for Iran crisis talks

Rûdaw - 2019-06-23 22:29
The US Secretary of State called Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates "great allies in the challenge that Iran presents." ...

Hong Kong extradition bill: Police brutality inquiry ruled out

BBC - 2019-06-23 01:40
The territory's justice secretary rejects a demand to investigate police actions against protesters. ...

UK Committed to Working with New KRG: FM

BAS News - 2019-06-20 21:29
ERBIL - UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday that his government is committed to working with the future Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), sending a congratulatory message to Masrour Barzani on his election as the PM- ...

UK Foreign Secretary congratulates Masrour Barzani; ‘proud’ of historic UK-Kurdistan ties

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-20 20:45

China’s Xi holds bilateral talks with North Korea’s Kim

Waar Media - 2019-06-20 17:05
WAAR_DUHOK Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday held bilateral talks with his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang. According to China’s state-run Xinhua news, Xi, who is also Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Communist Part ...

New US Deployment to Middle East to Include Patriot Missiles

BAS News - 2019-06-20 01:08
ERBIL - The expected new US deployment of forces to the Middle East will include a Patriot Missile battalion, drones and manned surveillance aircraft, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Earlier the week on Monday, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan r ...

Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union meets with teachers

Kurdiu - 2019-06-19 22:12

Trump appoints a new acting secretary of defense

Waar Media - 2019-06-19 15:44
WAAR_DUHOK US President Donald Trump appointed a new acting secretary of defense after the former US Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan has refused to present his candidacy for the confirmation process what made Trump to appoint a new Acting Secretary ...

U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan resigned

ANF - 2019-06-19 10:49
U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan resigned as reports emerged of domestic violence in his family. ...

15 highlights from Patrick Shanahan’s six months as acting US SecDef

Seth Frantzman - 2019-06-19 06:39
Patrick Shanahan served as acting US Secretary of Defense from January 1, 2019. On June 18 US President Donald Trump announced he would not continue seeking confirmation. Shanahan had served […] ...

Secretary-General of the KIU sends a message of condolences on the death of President Mohamed Morsi

Kurdiu - 2019-06-19 06:06

Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union receives a senior delegation from the Kurdistan Isl…

Kurdiu - 2019-06-19 06:06

Trump Doesn't War with Iran: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-06-19 01:27
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that Washington will keep pressuring Iran and continue to deter aggression in the Gulf area, but is not willing to deteriorate the situation with Tehran. "We have been engaged in many messages, ev ...

US to send 1,000 additional troops to Middle East

Waar Media - 2019-06-18 11:28
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. will send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East for “defensive purposes,” acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Monday. The decision came in response to a request from the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and with the advi ...

US to Deploy 1,000 More Troops to the Middle East: Pentagon

BAS News - 2019-06-18 10:06
ERBIL — Washington will send 1,000 more soldiers to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran in the Gulf, said Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. The announcement came after two oil tankers were attacked last Thursday in the Gulf of ...

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 ...
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