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US Diplomatic Mission Marks 4th of July in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-07-04 00:25
ERBIL — US embassy and consulate general organized an event on Wednesday in Erbil to mark 4th of July, the US Independence Day. The event was attended by Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani, and many oth ...

Turkey court lifts house arrest on US consulate staffer | MEO

Middle East Online - 2019-06-26 17:42

Turkey court lifts house arrest on US consulate staffer

Devdiscourse - 2019-06-26 01:05

Turkish court frees US Consulate worker from house arrest -

Startribune - 2019-06-25 19:37

Turkey court lifts house arrest on US consulate staffer | Business Standard News

Business Standard - 2019-06-25 15:11

US orders 'non-emergency' staff to leave Erbil consulate, Baghdad embassy

Rûdaw - 2019-05-15 11:46

US Orders Non-Emergency Employees to Depart Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-15 10:50
ERBIL — The US State Department has ordered the departure of non-essential employees from both the embassy in Baghdad and consulate in general in Erbil. The US embassy in Baghdad said in a statement on Wednesday that also visa services at both posts will ...

US Launches $5 Million Airport Security Program in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-02 20:13
ERBIL - As an initiative by Washington, officials from the US Embassy in Baghdad and Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA), have announced the launch of a $5 million airport security program in Iraq. According to a statement by the US Consulate General in ...

Turkey indicts local US consulate worker in Istanbul

Rûdaw - 2019-04-27 13:12
Nazmi Mete Canturk has been working as a security officer ...

US consulate staffer faces Turkey spying trial

France24 - 2019-04-02 15:50

Turkish employee of US consulate to remain in custody

Yahoo - 2019-03-28 14:51

Trial begins against Turkish employee of US Consulate

Rûdaw - 2019-03-26 23:13
“The charges against me are humiliating for me and my family. I am innocent ...

Turkey court opens espionage trial of US consulate staffer | USA News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-03-26 12:06

US Consulate Remembers Mustafa Barzani’s Life and Legacy

BAS News - 2019-03-14 11:37
ERBIL — The Consulate General of the United States in Erbil has marked the birth of legendary Kurdish leader Mustafa Barzani, writing that his “life and legacy” are remembered. “Today the U.S. Consulate General Erbil remembers the life and legacy of Mull ...

New US Consulate to be Opened in Iraq's Anbar: Source

BAS News - 2019-02-22 23:02
ERBIL - A US consulate will reportedly be established in the US military base at the Iraqi air port of al-Habbaniyah in the province of Anbar, a source revealed on Friday. Talking to BasNews on condition of anonymity, the source pointed out that preparat ...

Turkey detains US consulate worker's family, accuses Donald Trump administration of "unnecessary escalation" - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2019-02-04 15:41

Turkey says ISIS plot to attack Adana US consulate thwarted - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2019-02-03 21:45

Turkey: US Consulate translator convicted of terror charge | WTOP

WTOP - 2019-02-02 08:39

Turkey: US Consulate translator convicted of terror charge - ABC News

GO - 2019-02-02 06:37

US Consulate Employee in Istanbul to Go on Trial over Failed Coup | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-02-01 12:38

Turkey frees US consulate staff convicted of terror charge

Kurdiu - 2019-01-31 03:17

Turkey: US Consulate translator convicted of terror charge -

Startribune - 2019-01-30 20:00

Turkish court convicts US consulate employee, releases on time served

Rûdaw - 2019-01-30 18:40
Hamza Ulucay was convicted of 'knowingly and willingly aiding an armed terror organization' ...

Turkish employee of US Consulate indicted for espionage | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-01-24 06:08

Turkey demands life imprisonment for US Consulate employee

Kurdistan24 - 2019-01-23 13:33

Turkish US consulate worker faces charges over Gulen links: DHA - Times of India

Indiatimes - 2019-01-23 12:36

Turkey seeks life sentence against US Consulate employee

Al Monitor - 2019-01-23 00:36

Terror in Turkey as attacks on US consulate and a police station rock Istanbul | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-01-21 19:40

Turkish employee of US Consulate indicted for espionage -

Startribune - 2019-01-20 16:48

US to merge Jerusalem consulate in to new embassy | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-01-15 11:29

Demo in front of US Consulate in Paris

ANF - 2018-12-22 07:21
“Kurds achieved success against DAESH, not you” read the banner unfurled in front of the US Consulate in Paris. ...

What the Khashoggi Affair Tells Us about American Journalism, Politics, and Policymaking in the Age of Trump

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-11-29 04:14
The murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2 has tripped off one of the grandest cascades of news copy, electronic and print, in many recent weeks, and perhaps even many months. Why is that? The post What the Khashoggi Af ...

Protesters condemn US bounties for PKK leaders outside Erbil consulate

Rûdaw - 2018-11-11 17:05
"We do not sell the leaders of our revolution" ...

US Consulate in Erbil warns citizens

Kurdiu - 2018-10-30 18:03

Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: US asks Turkey for recording evidence

BBC - 2018-10-18 01:44
Turkish officials say it shows the Saudi journalist was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. ...

Turkish court orders continued detention of US consulate employee

Rûdaw - 2018-10-12 19:44
Hamza Ulucay is accused of ties with PKK, Gulen movement ...

US withdraws from Iran treaty after court ruling

Rûdaw - 2018-10-04 04:57
US closed Basra consulate because of threats from Iran ...

Iraq 'regrets' closure of US consulate, Iran rejects 'propaganda'

Kurdiu - 2018-09-30 20:34

US shuts down consulate in Iraq's Basra citing Iranian 'threats'

Kurdiu - 2018-09-30 02:30

Iraq 'regrets' US consulate departures Basra, vows security improvement

Rûdaw - 2018-09-29 12:36
"The Iraqi government is determined to confront any threat that targets diplomatic missions ...

Iraq Concerned over US Decision to Close Down Consulate in Basra

BAS News - 2018-09-29 09:43
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has expressed concern over a decision by US State Department to close down its consulate office in Basra. “We are concerned over US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision to close down the consulate in Basra and relocating ...

US shuts Basra consulate on security grounds

Rûdaw - 2018-09-29 07:46
Pompeo put the consulate on 'ordered departure' ...

US Consulate in Basra to Close for Security Purposes: Report

BAS News - 2018-09-28 22:38
ERBIL - The US State Department is scheduled to close down the country's consulate in the Iraqi southern province of Basra amid the violent protests, Sputnik cited the Wall Street Journal on Friday evening. Thousands of people in the oil-rich city have b ...

Rocket Lands near US Consulate in Basra: Report

BAS News - 2018-09-28 09:34
ERBIL — At least three rockets were fired on Thursday into Basra Airport, landing near the US consulate, according to media reports. The incident took place on Thursday evening but it was reported on Friday by the Iraqi media outlets. According to Baghda ...

US Consulate Envoy to Observe Kurdistan Election

BAS News - 2018-09-17 14:11
ERBIL — The US Consulate General in Erbil will act as a foreign observer in the upcoming parliamentary election in the Kurdistan Region, an official confirmed. According to Zhiyar Dizayee, an official from Kurdistan’s electoral commission, a representati ...

Top Iranian Advisor Blames Saudi Arabia, US, Israel for Consulate Attack in Basra

BAS News - 2018-09-10 11:30
ERBIL — Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's military adviser Hossein Dehghan has linked the attack on Iranian consulate in Iraq’s Basra to Saudi Arabia, US, and Israel. Dehghan, who previously served as the defense minister between 2013 and 2017, claim ...

Report: New Iraq mission emerges for US Marines

Waar Media - 2018-08-08 11:51
WAAR-DUHOK: Marines conducting embassy security assignments will soon have another Middle East consulate to look forward to. The largest U.S. consulate complex in the world is currently under construction in Erbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan regi ...

Prime Minister Barzani attends ground breaking ceremony of the new US Consulate General in Erbil

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2018-07-24 22:04

Erbil: US Envoy, Kurdish PM Break Soil For New Consulate Facility

Gulan Media - 2018-07-09 04:07

US begins construction of largest consulate abroad in Erbil | Muraselon

Muraselon - 2018-07-08 16:52

U.S. diplomats, Kurdistan PM break ground for largest consulate in Erbil

E-Kurd - 2018-07-08 00:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Senior officials from Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the US State Department broke ground on the largest US consulate in the world on Friday, July 6. In July 2011, the United States opened its first ...

7/7/2018 Kurdistan Erbil: US begins construction of its largest consulate abroad

KNNC - 2018-07-07 19:32

PressTV-US building of largest consulate in Erbil raises questions

Presstv - 2018-07-07 16:40

Barzani, Silliman break ground for US consulate in Erbil

Rûdaw - 2018-07-06 15:04
This is a sign to the world 'that America wants to stay in Kurdistan' ...

KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani break ground for new US Consulate in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-07-06 12:47
WAAR-DUHOK: In a ceremony on Friday, the Kurdistan Region Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, alongside US Ambassador to Iraq, Douglas Silliman, and US Consul General, Ken Gross, broke soil at the site where the new US consulate will be built. “This proje ...

US Ambassador, KRG PM break soil for new Consulate complex in Erbil

Kurdistan24 - 2018-07-06 12:08

Erbil: US Envoy, Kurdish PM Break Soil For New Consulate Facility

BAS News - 2018-07-06 12:02
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani participated on Friday, alongside with US Ambassador to Iraq, Douglas Silliman, and US Consul General, Ken Gross, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new US Consulate General in Erbil government. "The new com ...

Iran Consulate: No Employee Sought Asylum in US Consulate in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-05-23 22:43
ERBIL — Iranian Consulate in Sulaymaniyah has rejected the media reports claiming that a consulate employee had sought asylum at the US consulate in the Kurdistan Region. In a statement on Wednesday, the consulate said the reports were “baseless”. It sai ...

Several IS Positions Recently Destroyed in Iraq by Coalition: Statement

BAS News - 2018-05-18 10:07
ERBIL - The US Consulate in Erbil revealed on Friday that the international coalition has lately carried out multiple airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) positions across Iraq. "Recently the Coalition military forces conducted air strikes against D ...

Kurdish parties to take evidence of electoral fraud to US consulate

Rûdaw - 2018-05-15 16:20

US Embassy road signs installed in Jerusalem as official opening approaches

Kurdistan24 - 2018-05-08 01:01
A worker hangs a road sign directing to the US Embassy, in the area of the US consulate in Jerusalem, May 7, 2018. (Photo: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun) ...

US commences construction of largest oversees consulate complex in Kurdistan, Erbil | Tamil Guardian

Tamilguardian - 2018-04-26 00:22

Rudaw: In Erbil, US Ambassador announces construction of largest consulate complex

Justice for Kurds - 2018-04-24 22:00
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman was in Erbil to announce the start of construction on the largest US consulate complex in the world on Monday in Erbil with Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani giving the KRG’s blessing for the ...

In Erbil, US to build largest consulate complex in world

Waar Media - 2018-04-23 19:06
WAAR-DUHOK: US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman was in Erbil to announce the start of construction on the largest US consulate complex in the world on Monday in Erbil with Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani giving the KRG’s blessing for the project. “Th ...

Cornerstone laid for new US Consulate building in Erbil

NRT - 2018-04-23 14:16

US Ambassador breaks ground in Kurdistan for largest consulate complex

Rûdaw - 2018-04-23 13:43
"The United States wants to work with the KRG ...

News US Consulate to be Built in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-04-23 13:13
ERBIL - US ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman announced on Monday the establishment of a new Consulate building in Erbil in cooperation with Kurdistan Region (KRG). "The building will be a tangible sign to the continuing commitment of the US to engage w ...

US Consulate General in Erbil express congratulations on 120th anniversary of Kurdish Journalism day

Waar Media - 2018-04-22 20:45
WAAR-DUHOK: On the 120th anniversary of the Kurdish Journalism day, US Consulate General in Erbil has honored the day, reiterating US’s commitment to protect press freedom. “On Kurdish Press Day, we honor Kurdish-language media on this day. Independent, ...

US Consulate in Erbil Honors Kurdish Press Day

BAS News - 2018-04-22 11:11
ERBIL - On the 120th anniversary of the Kurdish Press day, US Consulate General in Erbil has honored the day, reiterating US's commitment to protect press freedom. "On Kurdish Press Day, we honor Kurdish-language media on this day. Independent, free and ...

US expels 60 Russians, closes consulate over Skripal poisoning

Kurdiu - 2018-03-27 00:53

Influential Congressional Comm. weighs in on US consulate workers' arrest anniversary | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2018-02-23 17:47

Benghazi 'ringleader' cleared of most serious charges

BBC - 2017-11-29 00:03
But the alleged ringleader of the deadly 2012 US consulate attack in Libya is convicted of terror charges. ...

Center for Genocide Studies Asks US to Protect Minorities from Militias in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-11-01 12:14
The Center for Genocide Studies sent a letter to the US Consulate in Erbil to call on the US to protect the minorities, namely Yezidis, Christians and Kakais, in Nineveh Plains from another genocide and displacement which is likely to come about in the w ...

Why is Turkey's Erdogan being hailed as a US 'partner' when his paranoid purge targets our consulate? | Fox News

Foxnews - 2017-10-31 18:11

In-Pictures: tears shed outside US Consulate in Erbil after Iraqi attacks

Rûdaw - 2017-10-21 19:29

People of Kirkuk stage protest before US consulate in Erbil

Rûdaw - 2017-10-20 15:26
What is our sin? We just want to live ...

Kirkuk IDPs Gather in Erbil to Seek US Reaction to Baghdad Offensive

BAS News - 2017-10-20 15:02
ERBIL — Hundreds of Kurds, including IDPs from Kirkuk, gathered on Friday in front of the US Consulate in Erbil to protest Washington’s silence over Baghdad’s offensives on Kurdistan Region. The gathering condemned the military invasion of Kirkuk and the ...

US Calls on All Parties to Immediately Cease Military Action in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-16 14:12
ERBIL — The US Consulate General in Erbil expressed deep concerns over the situation in Kirkuk and called on all parties to “immediately cease military action.” “We are very concerned by reports of violence in Kirkuk and deplore any loss of life. We call ...

Gulen & Kurds are core issues behind Turkey-US rift, not consulate worker’s arrest – experts to RT — RT News

RT - 2017-10-12 04:20

Ankara asks US to lift ‘upsetting’ visa suspension

Rûdaw - 2017-10-10 03:13
Istanbul prosecutor issued a summons for a US consulate employee ...

Turkish FM: Detained US consulate employee has links to Gulen network

Rûdaw - 2017-10-07 13:17
The US State Department: “The allegations are wholly without merit.” ...

US Statement on Tallabani’s Passing

BAS News - 2017-10-03 23:19
ERBIL — The United States Consulate General in Erbil has offered in an official statement “deepest condolences” on the passing of Jalal Tallabani, the Secretary General of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and former president of Iraq. “Mam Jalal was a ...

Russia complains US intending to search San Francisco Consulate

Orient News - 2017-09-02 02:01

US orders Russia to close consulate and two annexes

Waar Media - 2017-09-01 01:37
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia has been ordered to close its San Francisco consulate and two trade missions in response to “unwarranted” Russian action, the US has said. The consulate, and annexes in New York and Washington, must close by Saturday. The US state depa ...

US Restricts Movement of Its Employees in Baghdad, Basra for Security Threats

BAS News - 2017-08-10 12:57
Kurdistan Region excluded from the decision for its better security ERBIL — The United States of America has restricted the movement of its employees outside of the international zone (Green Zone) in Baghdad and the country’s consulate compound in Basra ...

A delegation of the US consulate in Erbil visits the Kurdistan Islamic Union

Kurdiu - 2017-07-13 16:50

Two firms win bids on new $600 million US consulate project in Erbil

Rûdaw - 2017-07-08 10:32
It will be the largest US consulate complex in the world ...

US to build new Consulate General in Erbil

KurdPress - 2017-07-08 08:00
The United States will build a new Consulate General in the Kurdistan Region’s capital city of Erbil, the US State Department announced in a release on Thursday. ...

PHOTOS: US builds massive consulate in Erbil

Kurdistan24 - 2017-07-07 18:57
Aerial Site Plan of the new US Consulate General in Erbil, capital of Kurdistan Region (Photo: EYP) ...

US Consulate warns of 'possible' attack in Turkey's Istanbul

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
A view of the US Consulate General building in Istanbul, Turkey, August 2015. (Photo: Reuters) ...

US Consul General visits the Change Movement

KNNC - 2017-06-24 13:15
A senior delegation from the US consulate in the Kurdistan region headed by ...

Muslim Cleric Abducted in Sulaymaniyah Involved in US Consulate Attack in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-03-28 12:38
Vital information may get lost by his abduction, Erbil security forces say ERBIL — Siddiq Omar Mustafa, a Kurdish Islamic cleric, who was wanted by Erbil Asayish (security forces) over terrorism charges, was kidnapped in Hajiawa subdistrict in Sulaymaniy ...

In Pictures: Coalition Forces Continue Training Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-03-23 22:33
ERBIL — The US-led coalition continues training Kurdish peshmerga forces as part of the global anti-Islamic State (IS) efforts. The trainings, according to the official Facebook page of the US Consulate General in Erbil, is mainly focused on counter-IED ...

US Prevents Violations Against Sinjar Administration: Official

BAS News - 2017-03-20 14:26
Sinjar delegation met with the US Consul General in Erbil SINJAR — The US Consulate General in Erbil has assured the Sinjar administration of the US efforts to prevent any attempts to violate the law in the district. Mahma Khalil, the mayor of Sinjar, to ...

U.S. consulate employee detained in Turkey over alleged PKK links

E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
ADANA,— A Turkish national working for the US consulate in the city of Adana in southern Turkey was detained Tuesday for the second time on suspicion of having links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), outlawed in Turkey, local media reported. Turkish ...

Report: US consulate translator detained in Turkey

Rûdaw - 2017-02-24 01:21
for alleged links to outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) ...

US General Consulate in Erbil suspends visa issuance

Kurdistan24 - 2017-02-22 21:57

Perpetrator behind 2015 bombing near US Consulate in Erbil arrested

Rûdaw - 2017-01-30 18:26
A car bombing in April 2015 killed two Turkish nationals and injured 8 ...

Erbil airport reports one case of US-bound travel ban

Rûdaw - 2017-01-29 09:37
She advised all to consult the US consulate in Erbil before making travel arrangements. ...

US Consulate in Erbil halts visas for Iraqis, Syrians, Iranians

Rûdaw - 2017-01-28 17:38
'If you already have an appointment scheduled, please do not attend your appointment ...
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