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  • Iran’s envoy to Baghdad, Iraqi president discuss regional issuesIran’s envoy to Baghdad, Iraqi president discuss regional issues

    Iran's Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi and Iraqi President Barham Salih in a meeting on Saturday discussed regional developments as well as the ways for de-escalating tensions.

    03:12 PM
  • US-led coalition to resume Peshmerga training on May 19US-led coalition to resume Peshmerga training on May 19

    The US-led Coalition will resume training Peshmerga forces on Sunday, May 19, according to the Peshmerga Ministry Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations the Major General Qaraman Kamal.

    12:38 AM
  • US unable to change Iraq policy towards Iran: envoyUS unable to change Iraq policy towards Iran: envoy

    The Iranian Consul to Erbil, the capita of Kurdistan Region believes the US pressures on the region and Iraq will led into no avail as the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq enjoy strong ties and Washington attempts and sanctions cannot disrupt the relation.

    12:23 AM
  • Exxon Mobil evacuates foreign staff from Iraq oilfieldExxon Mobil evacuates foreign staff from Iraq oilfield

    Exxon Mobil has evacuated all of its foreign staff from Iraq’s West Qurna 1 oilfield and is flying them out to Dubai, three sources told Reuters on Saturday, May 18.

    11:59 PM
  • Germany to resume training troops in Kurdistan RegionGermany to resume training troops in Kurdistan Region

    Germany will resume training Iraqi and Kurdish soldiers in Kurdistan Region in the north of Iraq, the German Defense Ministry was reported as saying on Friday, three days after Berlin halted training missions over tensions between Iran and the United States.

    06:27 PM
  • Voters in Istanbul say ruling party’s tactics won’t win Kurds over

    Voters in Istanbul are heading to the polls once again on June 23 for a rerun of the mayoral election, which the opposition candidate won the first time around with support from the country’s leading Kurdish political party.

    03:57 PM
  • France reopens inquiry into murder of three KurdsFrance reopens inquiry into murder of three Kurds

    French prosecutors have reopened an investigation into the 2013 murder of three Kurdish militants, a judicial source and lawyer for the families of the dead activists said on Thursday, a case which could impact France’s diplomatic relations with Turkey.

    03:46 PM
  • Iraq has not decided to purchase S-400 from Russia yet: envoyIraq has not decided to purchase S-400 from Russia yet: envoy

    The Iraqi government has not made a decision on the purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems yet, Iraq’s Ambassador to Russia Haidar Hadi said on Wednesday.

    03:25 PM
  • Abdullah Ocalan visit ban lifted: Turkish ministerAbdullah Ocalan visit ban lifted: Turkish minister

    Turkey has lifted a ban on lawyers visiting jailed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Leader Abdullah Ocalan, Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul said on Thursday, two weeks after the first such visit was allowed since 2011.

    02:53 PM
  • Trump says he does not want war with IranTrump says he does not want war with Iran

    US President Donald Trump has told his top advisers he does not want to get the United States involved in a war with Iran, three US officials said on Thursday, May 16.

    02:12 PM
  • US orders employees to leave Baghdad, ErbilUS orders employees to leave Baghdad, Erbil

    The United States has ordered “non-emergency US government employees” to leave Baghdad and Erbil, the US embassy in Baghdad said in a statement on Monday, May 15.

    03:21 PM
  • US puts its forces in Iraq at alertUS puts its forces in Iraq at alert

    The US military on Tuesday, May 14, puts its forces in Iraq at alert over concerns about possible imminent threats from Iranian-backed forces to its troops in Iraq.

    11:10 AM
  • PUK, KDP made deal over Kirkuk governor: officialPUK, KDP made deal over Kirkuk governor: official

    Member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) political bureau Rizgar Ali said on Monday, May 13, that the party has made a specific agreement with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) about the appointment of a joint candidate for the position of Kirkuk governor.

    10:17 PM
  • Former Turkey PM Davutoglu to launch new partyFormer Turkey PM Davutoglu to launch new party

    Turkish former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is preparing to launch a new political party in the southeastern Kurdish city Diyarbakır during the current Islamic holy month of Ramadan and try to garner support from conservative Kurds, Deutsche Welle Turkish said.

    10:10 PM
  • Adil Abdul Mahdi to pay a visit TurkeyAdil Abdul Mahdi to pay a visit Turkey

    Iraq's prime minister is set to arrive this week in Ankara, the Turkey's Presidential Communications Directorate announced on Tuesday.

    10:01 PM