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Iraqi president vows to help implement deals with Iran on pilgrimageTuesday 19 April 2022

Iraqi president vows to help implement deals with Iran on pilgrimage

Iraq’s President Barham Salih has pledged to make every effort to help implement agreements aimed at facilitating pilgrimage affairs between the two neighbors.

Iraq strongly condemns Turkish military operation in Kurdistan RegionTuesday 19 April 2022

Iraq strongly condemns Turkish military operation in Kurdistan Region

The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemned the Turkish military operation in northern Iraq, calling it a violation of sovereignty and contrary to the principle of good neighborliness and international law.

Iraq to ease border crossing for tourists from IranTuesday 19 April 2022

Iraq to ease border crossing for tourists from Iran

The Iraqi Minister of Culture, Hassan Nadhem, said on Monday, April 18, officials from the ministry met with a delegation from Iran for talks on easing procedures for tourists at the countries’ land borders.

Clashes erupt between Iraqi military, YBS in ShingalTuesday 19 April 2022

Clashes erupt between Iraqi military, YBS in Shingal

Clashes erupted between Iraqi military and Shingal Resistance Units (YBS) in Shingal district on Monday.

Turkish military establishes four new bases in Kurdistan RegionMonday 18 April 2022

Turkish military establishes four new bases in Kurdistan Region

Turkish military has established four new military bases in the Kurdistan Region’s Amedi district amid a new cross-border operation, Esta Media Network reported on Monday.

United States will continue to support Syrian Kurds: former Turkish FMMonday 18 April 2022

United States will continue to support Syrian Kurds: former Turkish FM

Yasar Yakis believes the sale or no deal of US F-16 fighter jets to Turkey will have no effect on continued US support for the Syrian Kurds.

Journalists flee northwest Syria as intimidation ramps up / Essam Sabry HafezMonday 18 April 2022

Journalists flee northwest Syria as intimidation ramps up / Essam Sabry Hafez

Dozens of journalists have fled northwest Syria, some paying fortunes to reach Europe, to escape the Syrian opposition factions and Hayat Tahrir-al-Sham.

There is no agreement between Damascus and Kurds over a security squareMonday 18 April 2022

There is no agreement between Damascus and Kurds over a security square

A journalist from Qamishlo reported no agreement had yet been reached between the Syrian Kurdish-led autonomous administration and government forces on the security square.

US serious for a final deal between Kurdish parties in SyriaMonday 18 April 2022

US serious for a final deal between Kurdish parties in Syria

The United States seeks to conclude stalled talks between the Syrian Kurds.

Iraq says US report on human rights relies on old informationMonday 18 April 2022

Iraq says US report on human rights relies on old information

The Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fuad Hussein, said on Monday, April 18, the US State Department’s report on the situation of human rights and freedom of expression in Iraq does not pass scrutiny.

Iran envoy meets Iraqi President as his mission in Baghdad endsMonday 18 April 2022

Iran envoy meets Iraqi President as his mission in Baghdad ends

The Iranian ambassador Iraj Masjedi met with the President of Iraq Barham Salih on Monday at the end of his diplomatic mission in Baghdad.

Russia unable to control tensions between Kurdish and DamascusMonday 18 April 2022

Russia unable to control tensions between Kurdish and Damascus

Reuters reported that the Syrian Kurds controlled the government-affiliated institutions in the city of Qamishlo in response to restrictions on Kurdish neighborhoods in Aleppo and Moscow is unable to control the tensions.

Encouraging Turkish Democracy by removing PKK from terrorism listsMonday 18 April 2022

Encouraging Turkish Democracy by removing PKK from terrorism lists

Removing the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) from a list of terrorist organizations could help end an armed conflict and resolve the Kurdish issue in Turkey, scholar and Secretary-General of the EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC) Michael M. Gunter wrote in an article for the Maple Institute on Saturday.

Turkey launches new offensive in Kurdistan RegionMonday 18 April 2022

Turkey launches new offensive in Kurdistan Region

Turkey on Monday said it has launched a new air and ground offensive against Kurdish forces of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Iraqi Kurdistan involving special forces and combat drones, Agence France-Presse reported.

Iraqi oil minister says Kurdistan Region's oil contracts must be reviewedSunday 17 April 2022

Iraqi oil minister says Kurdistan Region's oil contracts must be reviewed

The Iraqi Minister of Oil, Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar, said on Saturday, April 16, there were three things that needed to be resolved regarding the Kurdistan Region’s oil issue with the federal government.

Turkish jets bomb mountain in DuhokSunday 17 April 2022

Turkish jets bomb mountain in Duhok

Turkish warplanes bombed Kurazhar mountain in Duhok province for hours on Saturday, according to a witness.

Turkey’s farmers call for urgent support as food alarm grows / Sibel HurtasSunday 17 April 2022

Turkey’s farmers call for urgent support as food alarm grows / Sibel Hurtas

Turkey’s agricultural producers are grappling with exorbitant cost increases that threaten further blows to the country’s food production amid an already galloping inflation.

Turkey’s farmers call for urgent support as food alarm grows / Sibel HurtasSunday 17 April 2022

Turkey’s farmers call for urgent support as food alarm grows / Sibel Hurtas

Turkey’s agricultural producers are grappling with exorbitant cost increases that threaten further blows to the country’s food production amid an already galloping inflation.

Iran closely monitoring Israelis’ moves in neighboring states, president tells Iraqi FMSaturday 16 April 2022

Iran closely monitoring Israelis’ moves in neighboring states, president tells Iraqi FM

Iran’s President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi told Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein on Thursday that Tehran will not allow the Israelis to endanger Iran’s security through neighboring countries, especially Iraq.

Syrian Kurdish-led forces withdraw from government zones in QamishloSaturday 16 April 2022

Syrian Kurdish-led forces withdraw from government zones in Qamishlo

The Syrian Democratic Forces and Asayish have withdrawn from government buildings in Qamishlo, after taking control of parts of the city in northeast Syria on Thursday morning.

Masrour Barzani, Erdogan discuss trade, economy in Istanbul meetingFriday 15 April 2022

Masrour Barzani, Erdogan discuss trade, economy in Istanbul meeting

The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Masrour Barzani, met with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, April 15, at Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul where they discussed relations between the Region and Turkey, Anadolu Agency said.

Kurdish forces take control of Syrian government administration center in QamishloFriday 15 April 2022

Kurdish forces take control of Syrian government administration center in Qamishlo

Kurdish Internal Security Forces (ISF) took control of Syrian government institutional buildings in Qamishlo early on Thursday, April 14, morning, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.

Erdogan's Saudi visit to mark vital step in Turkey's regional realignment / Andrew WilksTuesday 12 April 2022

Erdogan's Saudi visit to mark vital step in Turkey's regional realignment / Andrew Wilks

The Turkish president is expected to travel to the kingdom during Ramadan following the end of the Khashoggi case in Turkey.

SOMO backs decision on invalidity of Kurdistan Region's oil contractsTuesday 12 April 2022

SOMO backs decision on invalidity of Kurdistan Region's oil contracts

Iraq's State Organization for Marketing Oil (SOMO) said on Monday, April 11, that it respects the federal court's decision on the unconstitutionality of the Kurdistan Region's oil contracts with International Oil Companies (IOCs).

Bafel Talabani meets Azim Alliance high-level delegationTuesday 12 April 2022

Bafel Talabani meets Azim Alliance high-level delegation

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Leader Bafel Talabani met with a high-level delegation from Sunni Azim Alliance led by Muthanna Samaraiy in Sulaimani on Monday.