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Trump: No Plan to Meet with Iran’s Rouhani

BAS News - 2018-09-25 13:36
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he has no plans to meet with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani. Rouhani is now in New York to attend the UN General Assembly. There were previous reports saying that the US president and secretary o ...

Iraqi FM in US to Attend UN General Assembly

BAS News - 2018-09-24 22:28
ERBIL - Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari has travelled to New York City in order to represent Baghdad at the UN General Assembly annual session. Alghad Press, citing a statement by the foreign ministry, said that Jaafari, apart from the UN offic ...

Peshmerga Film to Go on Screen at UN

BAS News - 2017-11-20 17:21
ERBIL — Peshmerga Film, a documentary shot by the French director Bernard-Henri Lévy, is set to be screened on Tuesday, November 28, before the General Assembly of the United Nations, in New York. “Both France and UK will host a screening, next November ...

Report: Rouhani rejected meeting with Trump

Roji Kurd - 2017-10-31 00:06
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected a request by U.S. President Donald Trump for face-to-face talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York last month, Iranian officials claimed on Sunday. “U.S. President Trump invited President Rouh ...

David and Goliath in Zimbabwe: How a Pastor Has Challenged Robert Mugabe

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-09-27 07:26
While Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was deriding President Trump as a "Giant, Gold Goliath" at the UN General Assembly last week, the 93 year-old dictator's own suspected "David" was arrested back home in the capitol city of Harare on charges of sub ...

At UN Assembly, Iraq outlines vision for post-conflict reconstruction

United Nations - 2017-09-24 09:10
Iraq is an independent sovereign federal State following democratic processes which have enabled all its people to participate in society, said the country’s top foreign affairs official at the United Nations General Assembly, expressing opposition to a ...

Iran, Iraq and Turkey reiterate opposition to Kurdistan Referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-21 10:52
Foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey, and Iraq have held trilateral talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York where the three sides reiterated their countries opposition to the planned referendum of the Iraqi northern region of Kurdistan, ...

Macron: France Won’t Stand Against Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-19 20:49
ERBIL — President Emmanuel Macron of France said on Tuesday that his country will not oppose to Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for next week. Speaking to reporters on the sideline of the UN’s General Assembly in New York, Macron how ...

Abadi Prevents Iraqi President from Attending UNGA Meeting: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-19 19:25
ERBIL— The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi did not allow for the Iraqi President Fuad Massum to attend the session of the UN General Assembly, according to a Kurdish official. Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) politburo member and former Iraqi financ ...

Turkish FM says KRG referendum 'big mistake'

KurdPress - 2017-09-19 14:09
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, speaking to Al-Monitor during his visit to New York for this week’s UN General Assembly session, addressed his country’s stance on the upcoming independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan, EU-Turkey ties, Ankara’s ...

Turkish and KRG foreign ministers meet in New York

Waar Media - 2017-09-18 18:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his KRG counterpart Falah Mustafa are in meeting in New York one week before the Kurdistan vote on independence. The two ministers are in New York for the UN General Assembly. While Turkish offici ...

UN General Assembly votes in favor of Syria ceasefire

Aranews - 2016-12-10 03:17
The United Nations General Assembly on Friday voted in favor of an an immediate ceasefire in Syria and access for humanitarian aid. The General Assembly demanded an immediate ceasefire in Syria and urgent aid deliveries in a resolution adopted by a strong ...

Russia denied membership of UN human rights council

The Guardian - 2016-10-29 02:47
General assembly fails to vote for Russia to be one of 14 new members after campaign by rights groups over its bombing of Syria Russia has lost its bid to become a member of the UN’s human rights council, in a defeat that reflects the diplomatic cost of i ...

What is Turkey’s military strategy in Syria? / Semih Idiz

KurdPress - 2016-10-05 14:43
Flying back from New York, where he addressed the UN General Assembly's annual meeting, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on his plane that Turkey would participate in a US-led operation against the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Raqqa, pro ...

What is Turkey’s military strategy in Syria? / Semih Idiz

KurdPress - 2016-09-30 19:05
Flying back from New York, where he addressed the UN General Assembly's annual meeting, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on his plane that Turkey would participate in a US-led operation against the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Raqqa, pro ...

UN chief plans March summit on resettling refugees

Waarmedia - 2015-11-21 13:35
Waar, Duhok: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said the world body would convene a summit in March on resettling millions of displaced Syrians. Speaking at a General Assembly meeting on the plight of migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean bas ...

UN chief calls for action on Europe’s refugee crisis

Aranews - 2015-09-29 03:39
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on Europe to do more to confront the migration crisis, in his opening address to the General Assembly meeting of world leaders. “I urge Europe to do more,” Ban told the 193-nation assembly. Europe’s worst ...

Iran, Saudi foreign ministers hold talks in New York

Kurd Press - 2014-10-03 22:57
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Saudi Arabi countrpart Saud al-Faisal held talks in New York today sidelines of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly. ...

THE EMBARGO AND ECONOMIC CHANGES IN CUBA

ANF - 2014-01-01 10:06
On 29 October, the UN General Assembly again condemned the economic blockade that the U.S. maintained for more than 50 years against Cuba. It is really hard to find a topic in the international commun ...

Human Rights Day marked around the world

ANF - 2013-12-10 11:30
The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common ...

UN Secretary-General Meets Iranian Foreign Minister

Rûdaw - 2013-10-03 15:54
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at the United Nations on Wednesday on the heels of the 68th meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. ...

Iranian President Calls for More Dialogue Over Tehran's Nuclear Program

Rûdaw - 2013-09-23 17:40
Iran's president is en route to New York after urging the West to heed his appeals for greater dialogue and denouncing economic sanctions as a dead end strategy. Hasan Rouhani says he hopes to use this week's annual UN General Assembly gathering to win We ...
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