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Erbil Hosts "Largest" Tourism Expo of Mideast: Statement

BAS News - 2017-04-30 19:39
Four companies support the event ERBIL— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)'s Ministry of Municipalities and Tourism opens the "largest" tourism exhibition in the Middle East in May, according to a statement issued by the ministry on Sunday. Four private ...

Pope heads to Egypt with Christians in retreat across Middle East

Reuters - 2017-04-27 11:43
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis flies to Cairo on Friday, less than a month after church bombings killed 45 people in two Egyptian cities as part of a concerted campaign by Islamist militants to rid the Middle East of Christians. ...

UK Pays Tribute to Victims of Anfal

BAS News - 2017-04-14 19:06
ERBIL — The United Kingdom’s Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, Tobias Ellwood, on Friday paid tribute to the victims of the Anfal campaign, during which Saddam Hussein’s regime massacred hundreds of thousands of Kurds. “On the 29th anniversa ...

Ai Weiwei calls on Gulf states to do more to help Syrian refugees

Reuters - 2017-04-12 14:21
DOHA (Reuters) - Chinese artist Ai Weiwei called on wealthy Gulf Arab states to take in more Syrians displaced by six years of civil war, saying the surge of refugees fleeing conflict in the Middle East was a "test for humanity". ...

UK Middle East Minister To Meet with Kurdistan Authorities

BAS News - 2017-04-11 14:35
Tobias Ellwood arrived in Baghdad today ERBIL— A delegation from the UK government, headed by UK Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Tobias Ellwood, is expected to visit Erbil. The delegation arrived on Tuesday in Baghdad and after concluding t ...

Why Kurds Deserve Self-Rule

E-Kurd - 2017-04-09 15:27
Dr Gina Lennox | Ekurd.net Introduction The Middle East is in turmoil with proxy wars, ISIS and a struggle between ideologies, values, Sunni versus Shia, and civilians versus dysfunctional states. Meanwhile, the stateless Kurds are gaining an internation ...

Maliki Denounces US Missile Strike against Syria

BAS News - 2017-04-08 13:43
Iraqi VP accuses US of "using force" in dealing with Mideast authorities ERBIL — The US missile attack on a military base of Syrian regime suggests that Washington "uses force" to deal with the leaders in the Middle East, said Iraqi VP Nouri al-Maliki.On ...

Kurds Hold Key to Regional Balance of Power: Ret. US General

BAS News - 2017-04-05 11:50
Turkey and Iran, as two major actors in the Middle East, need Kurds to win the rivalry over expanding their influence in the region and isolate the other's, said a retired US Army brigadier general. In his most recent op-ed published on The Washington Ti ...

Amid the siege, 11 women forces could not take part in Rojava forum

ANHA - 2017-04-03 14:26
Nisrin Abdullah the member of the preparatory committee of Women and Protection Forum, 11 women forces in the Middle East invited to the forum could not take part in due to the siege imposed on the region and the poor security conditions in Syria noting t ...

Women and Defense workshop kicks off in Rojava

ANF/English - 2017-04-02 13:37
The Women and Defense workshop with the motto “Women's Genuine Power is the Security of a Free Society” kicked of in Kobanê with the participation of 16 military powers and 160 delegates from across the Middle East. ...

Ocalan’s birthday has eliminated oppression

ANHA - 2017-04-01 15:35
ALEPPO- People of eastern Aleppo provinces congratulated all people of the Middle East for the occasion of the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocalan’s birthday. They also assured that they knew the meaning of freedom and democracy as they learned about th ...

Fighters heading for the Euphrates, the Tabqa Dam and freedom

ANF/English - 2017-03-31 12:33
The ISIS gangs have come down like a curse on the Middle East and humanity since 2013 and now they are pushed towards the dumps of history every day by the sacrificing children of the Kurdish people and the children of the region. ...

A ME women forum to be held in Rojava

ANHA - 2017-03-30 14:24
Women Protection Units are preparing to hold “Women and Protection” forum on the level of the Middle East with a massive women participation. ...

US to Send 200 Troops to Either Syria or Iraq

BAS News - 2017-03-27 22:17
SOFIA — The United States announced on Monday that it will deploy about 200 additional troops to the Middle East at the request of the US military in Baghdad. According to recent reports in media outlets, two companies of the US Army 82nd Airborne Divisi ...

Pentagon To Deploy 200 Additional Troops to Iraq and Syria

Waar Media - 2017-03-27 13:10
WAAR-DUHOK: The U.S. plans to deploy an additional force of 200 personnel in the Middle East, Fox News channel said on Monday. Around 200 paratroopers will be deployed in the Middle East, the Pentagon said, without revealing whether the troops will be st ...

Sadr'dan Haşdi Şabi uyarısı

BAS News - 2017-03-24 11:11
BasNews - Irak'ta Sadr Hareketi lideri Mukteda es-Sadr, Şii milis güçlerden oluşan Haşdi Şabi yasasının ülkeyi milis hakimiyetine bırakacağı uyarısında bulunarak, hükümetin bu konuda direnç göstermesini istedi. Sadr, Middle East Eye'ye yaptığı açıklamada ...

U.S. restricts electronics from 10 airports, mainly in Middle East

Reuters - 2017-03-21 16:15
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming to the United States from 10 airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecifi ...

United States ‘efficiently playing Kurdish card in Syria’

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
MOSCOW,— Kurdish fighters have been America’s go-to ground force when it comes to tackling Islamic State IS [Daesh] in the Middle East, but Washington’s support for and reliance on the ethnic group which has long tried to achieve greater autonomy, if not ...

Syrian Kurdish safe zones could thwart Iranian threat to Israel: experts

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
JERUSALEM,— In an exclusive interview with JerusalemOnline, Middle East experts David Keleti and Jerry Gordon stated that in last month’s meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump, the two discussed ways of m ...

The General Coordination congratulates the world on Newroz

ANHA - 2017-03-19 13:15
NEWS DESK- The General Coordination of the Democratic Autonomous Administration congratulated people of the world for Newroz Eid(New Year Eid) and said “Newroz’s soul should be the base of forming a Middle East Confederation”. By the coming of Newroz Eid ...

There are no alliances in the Middle East

Seth Frantzman - 2017-03-13 15:52
Published in The Jerusalem Post I argue that there are no real alliances in the Middle East and those who believe in a simple story of Shia vs. Sunni or Israel […] ...

Injudicious US policies root cause of Mideast tensions: Iran

KurdPress - 2017-03-12 08:32
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has dismissed the “spiteful” anti-Iran remarks by the head of the US Central Command, saying Washington’s “injudicious and incorrect” policies are the root cause of tensions in the Middle East. ...

Rojda Felat: SDF women will transform the Middle East

ANHA - 2017-03-09 17:25
NEWS DESK – Rojda Felat, the YPJ commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) leading the operation to liberate Raqqa, said that women in the SDF will become the Middle East’s most significant force for change. Speaking to ANHA, Felat said, “As the SDF ...

Iran and Turkey will stay as brothers no matter what

E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
Harun Yahya | Ekurd.net The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. The Middle East has always been the target of certain factions due to its geopolitical significance and rich underground sources. These circles have stirred di ...

YPJ vows to raise fight for women’s liberty in Women’s Day message

ANHA - 2017-03-06 13:09
The Women's Protection Units (YPJ) General Command released a statement for March 8th, International Women's Day. It celebrated March 8th for women from all over the world, particularly the Middle East women and affirmed that the fight for women's liberty ...

Top U.S. commander for Mideast made secret trip to Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The top US military commander for the Middle East made a secret trip to Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria) Friday to meet a US-backed alliance fighting the Islamic State group, the alliance’s spokesman said. General Joseph Vot ...

Russia says Kurds need to join Syrian talks in Geneva

E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
MOSCOW,— Moscow believes it necessary to engage the Kurds in the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told reporters on Monday. “The Kurds’ participation ...

Hawar news agency enters 5th year

ANHA - 2017-03-01 12:46
Hawar news agency founded in March 1, 2013, entered the 5th year, meantime the Middle East in suffering from massive disinformation, Hawar news agency sought during the past 4 years to investigate truth, and to become the voice of the region’s peoples. ...

Why Two New Kurdistans Are Better Than One

The Kurdish Project - 2017-02-26 22:24
For nearly a century now, the question of whether there should be an independent Kurdish state has loomed over the Middle East. The post Why Two New Kurdistans Are Better Than One appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

US Army Gen. Joseph Votel, Makes Secret Visit to Rojava

Waar Media - 2017-02-26 12:16
WAAR-DUHOK: US General Joseph Votel, the commander of the US Central Command which coordinates operations against the Islamic State (ISIS) in the Middle East, has made an unannounced visit to Rojava (northern Syria) on Friday. In Syria, Votel met with th ...

Why two new Kurdistans are better than one / Bilal Wahab

KurdPress - 2017-02-25 01:55
For nearly a century now, the question of whether there should be an independent Kurdish state has loomed over the Middle East. The issue achieved new urgency after U.S. forces evicted Saddam Hussein from northern Iraq after the Gulf War in 1991, effectiv ...
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