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News Iraq » Erbil: Archbishop of Erbil: Christians in Iraq are ‘scourged, wounded, but still there’

News channel or source: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/archbishop-of-erbil-christians-in-iraq-are-scourged-wounded-but-still-there-62878
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Washington D.C., Feb 19, 2018 / 04:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- “Without an end to this persecution and violence, there is no future for religious pluralism in Iraq or anywhere else in the Middle East for that matter,” said Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda of ...

News Iraq » Erbil: Kurdistan to reopen Erbil routes to Kirkuk, Makhmour

News channel or source: http://www.rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/220220182
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

Erbil’s provincial council met on Tuesday and unanimously decided to send an official letter asking the KRG’s Council of Ministers to enter talks with Iraq concerning the closed roads. According to Tariq Nuri, head of Erbil’s Asayesh (security force ...

News Iraq » Erbil: Iraq hands over to Russia 4 women, 27 children linked to Islamic State

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-russia/iraq-hands-over-to-russia-4-women-27-children-linked-to-islamic-state-idUSKCN1G612V?feedType=RSS&virtualBrandChannel=11563
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq has handed over to Russia four women and 27 children suspected of having ties to the Islamic State militant group, local television broadcaster Al-Sumaria quoted the foreign ministry as saying on Thursday. Iraq is currently ...

News Iraq » Erbil: Iraq says handed over four women, 27 children suspected of Islamic State ties to Russia: Iraqi local tv

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/iraq-says-handed-over-four-women-27-children-095634836.html
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq has handed over to Russia four women and 27 children suspected of having ties to the Islamic State militant group, local television broadcaster Al-Sumaria quoted the foreign ministry as saying on Thursday. "Iraq has returned to ...

News Iraq » Erbil: Three Governors from Kurdistan Region of Iraq become the first Iraqi members of the EU Covenant of Mayors

News channel or source: http://www.undp.org/content/brussels/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2018/02/22/three-governors-from-kurdistan-region-of-iraq-become-the-first-i.html
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Erbil and Programme manager of LADP stated that “ We are very proud that the Governorates were able to see beyond the military conflict and crises and think about the future of the planet and climate change. “ European Union Ambassador to Iraq ...

News Iraq » Erbil: Iraq declares intentions for Kurdistan flight ban.

News channel or source: https://sofrep.com/99974/iraq-declares-intentions-for-kurdistan-flight-ban/
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Abadi continued his press statement with, “We continue in strengthening the authority of the federal government… in all of Iraq, including the crossings, and the crossings of the Kurdistan Region, the airports in Sulaimani and Erbil.” The leadership ...

News Iraq » Erbil: NATO to expand Iraq military training mission

News channel or source: https://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=235&sid=46261981&title=nato-to-expand-iraq-military-training-mission
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

Germany's defense minister mentioned the possibility that some might take place in the northern city of Erbil. Iraq is struggling to emerge from the chaos that followed the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. After the invasion ...

News Iraq » Erbil: Consul rejects reports claiming India may deploy commandos to embassy in Iraq

News channel or source: http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/7e873d71-e26d-447e-ae07-567510c782aa
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Indian paramilitary commandos may soon be sent to Iraq to guard the embassy and its diplomats against the threat of the Islamic State (IS), a claim denied by the Indian Consulate in the Kurdistan Region.

News Iraq » Erbil: U.S. Soldier Among Eight Killed in Iraq

News channel or source: https://original.antiwar.com/updates/2018/02/20/u-s-soldier-among-eight-killed-iraq/
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

A number of infirm Kurds and wounded Peshmerga members staged a protest in front of the United Nations compound in Erbil. The group is tired of economic ... The demonstrators hope the U.N. will pressure Iraq into dropping the sanctions.

News Iraq » Erbil: How to Push Back On Iran: The Key Role Iraq Plays

News channel or source: http://www.newsweek.com/how-push-back-iran-key-role-iraq-plays-808105
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

The United States should inaugurate Iraqi-Kurdish talks on two parallel, simultaneous tracks: One focusing on a process for determining Kurdistan’s long-term status, either as a part of Iraq or a separate state; and a second focusing on Baghdad-Erbil ...