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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 ...

Tillerson: Defeating ISIS ‘No. 1 Goal’ for U.S., But Others Should Do More
Waar Media - 2017-03-23 15:51
WAAR-DUHOK: Defeating the Islamic State is the top U.S. priority in the Middle East, but other countries will be expected to contribute more to stabilize Iraq and Syria once the militants are expelled, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday. “Th ...

Tillerson: Defeating ISIS is United States’ top goal in the Middle East
NRT - 2017-03-22 17:12

Iran’s Influence in the Middle East is waning
Orient News - 2017-03-22 02:07

U.S. restricts carry-on electronics from 10 airports, mainly in the Middle East
NRT - 2017-03-21 17:30

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 ...

Kurdish YPG welcomes Russian troops to Syrian military base | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-03-21 12:24

YPJ: Middle East people created Kawa of the age against Zahak
ANHA - 2017-03-20 16:56
The General Command of YPJ revolted against the authoritative regimes in the area, and said that people of the area created kawa of the age against Zahak. ...

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 ...

Kurdish parties tell PKK to leave Iraq – Middle East Monitor
Middleeastmonitor - 2017-03-19 04:38

Middle East experts: Syrian Kurdish safe zones could thwart Iranian threat to Israel | JerusalemOnline
Jerusalemonline - 2017-03-14 20:50

Syria blames Turkey for rebel boycott of Astana talks | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-03-14 14:09

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 […] ...

The Kurds in a Volatile Middle East | Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies
Dayan - 2017-03-13 12:00

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. ...

Top U.S. commander signals larger, longer US presence in Syrian Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
WASHINGTON,— The top U.S. commander in the Middle East signaled Thursday that there will be a larger and longer American military presence in Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria) to accelerate the fight against the Islamic State group and quell friction wit ...

Bernard-Henri Levy: For a stable Middle East, we need an independent Kurdistan
Rûdaw - 2017-03-11 17:48
“Sometimes you have a nation that is small in size but great in spirit." ...

Stakes high as Greek court set to decide fate of EU-Turkey migrant deal | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-03-10 22:16

European elections and Middle East
Orient News - 2017-03-10 02:08

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 ...

An Iraqi Kurd flag flies in Istanbul, and may help Erdogan win power poll | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-03-08 15:58

Delegation of the Kurdish National Council continues its talks in Washington D.C.
KNC Geneva - 2017-03-08 00:12
The delegation of the Kurdish National Council has continued its talks with representatives in the USA on the 2nd and 3rd of March. On March 2nd, the delegation first met with David Kinzler who serves as Middle East Staffer for Bob Corker, chairman of the ...

Ahmed Ali Renewed Challenges for Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq, and the Middle East
Xendan - 2017-03-07 20:38

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 ...

Turkish forces clash with anti-Daesh Kurdish forces in Syria – Middle East Monitor
Middleeastmonitor - 2017-03-05 14:19

Middle East News: Royal Jordanian plane veers off in Iraqi Kurdistan
Gdnonline - 2017-03-04 13:49

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 ...

Turkey prepares for military escalation in the Middle East - World Socialist Web Site
WSWS - 2017-03-03 07:56

US-backed Kurdish forces agree to hand over key area to Syrian government | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-03-02 12:31

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. ...

Turkey's own refugees: Now Kurds turn to Europe for help | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-03-01 00:15

When people say “instability in Middle East” it is a form of Orientalism and neo-colonialism
Seth Frantzman - 2017-02-28 19:00
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN At the recent J Street conference Bernie Sanders said that the Iraq war “created a cascade of instability around the region that we are still dealing […] ...

'If Erdogan wins it will be worse for us': Turkey's Kurds fear stronger presidency | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-02-27 15:47

US general demands heavy weapons for Syrian Kurdish-led SDF forces
KurdPress - 2017-02-27 11:41
General Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East stated that the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces need more than the AK-47s weapons in the fight against the Islamic State (IS). ...

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 ...

Pentagon wants more senior-level talks with Russia on security of flights in Syria
Waar Media - 2017-02-24 12:14
WAAR-DUHOK: The US military officials want to elevate a more senior-level talks with Russia about air operations over Syria, according to Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, the top Air Force commander in the Middle East, the Washington Post wrote. “Our perspect ...

Hipsters storm Iraq's Erbil, but all in the best possible taste | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-02-23 16:30

Masrour Barzani Stresses Political Agreement on Post-IS Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-23 15:25
Barzani and German Special Envoy for the Middle East Stability met in Erbil ERBIL — Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani received Eckhard Preveza, German Special Representative for the Middle East Stability, on Thur ...

US-backed alliance enters Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province – Kurdish military source – Middle East Monitor
Middleeastmonitor - 2017-02-23 14:39

John McCain made secret trip to Syria Kurdistan
KurdPress - 2017-02-23 08:36
U.S. Sen. John McCain secretly visited the Kurdish-held region of Syria during a trip to the Middle East last weekend to meet with United States military officials, The Wall Street Journal reported. ...

Donald Trump will design a new Middle East
Orient News - 2017-02-23 02:00

Shia, Sunni unity boosts Mideast security: minister
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 10:43
Iranian Intelligence Minister Seyyed Mahmoud Alavi says unity and cordial relations between Shia and Sunni Muslims play a key role in reinforcing security in the Middle East. ...

Iraq refutes Turkey’s sectarian allegations against Iran
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 10:43
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman has rejected as “wrong” and “unreasonable” Turkey’s recent allegations that Iran is involved in spreading sectarianism in the Middle East. ...

Iraqi Official Calls Turkey’s Recent Remarks On Iran “Unreasonable”
BAS News - 2017-02-21 22:24
LEEDS — The Spokesperson of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, Ahmad Jamal, publicly rejected Turkey’s recent allegations that Iran is involved with spreading sectarianism in the Middle East.Jamal said in a statement released on Tuesday that the remarks made by ...

Global arms trade reaches highest point since cold war era
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 16:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Middle East almost doubles weapons imports, as US and Europe remain the main suppliers and China joins top-tier exporters The global transfer of major weapons systems rose over the past five years to the highest volume since the end of the co ...

Russian President Envoy “Bogdanov” Arrives Baghdad
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 14:27
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President’s Special Envoy to the Middle East Michael Bogdanov arrived in Baghdad on Sunday. The Russian president’s envoy is expected to hold talks with Iraqi officials on the latest security and military developments in Iraq as well ...

Israel's defense minister says Iran wants to undermine Saudi Arabia
Reuters - 2017-02-19 11:20
MUNICH (Reuters) - Israel's defense minister said on Sunday Iran had an ultimate objective of undermining Saudi Arabia in the Middle East and called for a dialogue with Sunni Arab states to defeat "radical" elements in the region. ...

Asya Abdullah: Turkey has no role in the Raqqa operation
ANHA - 2017-02-18 22:57
NEWS DESK – The PYD co-chair Asya Abdullah said after meetings with Russian and Kurdish officials in Moscow that no stability was possible in the Middle East without the Kurdish question being solved. Asya Abdullah criticized the exclusion of the Rojava K ...

Vilifying Syria's Kurds II: A Second Response to Roy Gutman :: Middle East Forum
Meforum - 2017-02-16 17:30

Astana II: Participants adopts document on trilateral ceasefire group
Waar Media - 2017-02-16 17:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Participants in the Syria talks in Astana II have adopted a document on a joint group of Russia, Turkey and Iran to maintain ceasefire in that country, Head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for the Middle East and North Africa Ser ...

Kurdish conference takes place in Moscow
KurdPress - 2017-02-16 09:37
Representatives of Kurdish groups across the Middle East have met in Moscow on Feb. 15 to attend a conference on Kurds and their future, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

Slandering Syria's Kurds: A Response to Roy Gutman :: Middle East Forum
Meforum - 2017-02-15 23:29

Trump relaxes US policy on Middle East two-state solution
BBC - 2017-02-15 20:28
The US president also pledges a "great" Middle East peace deal, but says both sides must compromise. ...

Trump welcomes Israel's Netanyahu for Middle East talks
Reuters - 2017-02-15 07:13
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Wednesday, their first meeting since the inauguration and one that promises to shape the contours of Middle East policy for the years a ...

Will the US Re-enter the Precarious Middle East?
Kurdish Globe - 2017-02-13 20:27

Manbij: thousands take to streets decrying conspiracy on Ocalan
ANHA - 2017-02-13 12:26
Thousands of Manbij people have taken to streets in massive protests to decry the isolation on the Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan holding the slogan” We Cannot Live Without our Leader” assuring that Ocalan has struggled for all Middle East peoples to live ...

A new American strategy in the Middle East
Orient News - 2017-02-13 02:00

Saleh Muslim” conspiracy on Ocalan targets all ME peoples”
ANHA - 2017-02-12 12:15
The Co-Chair of Democratic Union Party (PYD) Saleh Muslim stated that the conspiracy plotted against leader Ocalan does not only target him, contrarily, it also targets all Middle East peoples since his philosophy and perspectives are not restricted only ...

Kurds march for PKK leader's release in Strasbourg - Middle East - RFI
RFI - 2017-02-11 17:45

Video game sees Daesh beaten by a female Kurdish fighter – Middle East Monitor
Middleeastmonitor - 2017-02-10 19:13

Iran Against Division of Iraq: Official
BAS News - 2017-02-06 01:41
LEEDS — A senior adviser to the supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ali Khamenei, Ali Akbar Velayati, said that any possible threat to Iraq's security and territorial integrity would affect the Middle East in general. The Iranian official who spoke ...

Call for Papers: Narratives of Struggle – Maintaining and Preserving Kurdish Cultural Heritage
Kurdish Studies Network - 2017-02-05 23:09
The Kurdish Studies Association (KSA) announces a call for papers for the November 2017 Middle East Studies Association (MESA) meeting to be held in Washington DC, November 18-21, 2017. Narratives of Struggle: Maintaining and Preserving Kurdish Cultural H ...

The vicious cycle of America’s blunders in the Middle East
Orient News - 2017-02-05 02:04

Iran is world's biggest state sponsor of terrorism, US says
BBC - 2017-02-04 15:22
But Defence Secretary James Mattis says he sees no need to increase US troops in the Middle East. ...

Kurdish group heads to US in hope of support from Trump | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-02-02 17:28

Its Snowing; Kurdish ‘Environment Keepers’ Have not Forgotten Starving Birds
BAS News - 2017-02-02 03:22
LODZ — Kurds, known as the most secular and peaceful nation at the center of a war-torn Middle East, are also famous for their strong spiritual relation with nature. Surrounded by fascinating mountainous areas stretching to moorlands and forests, they ha ...

Obama’s administration made the “Muslim ban” possible and the media won’t tell you
Seth Frantzman - 2017-02-01 03:22
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN I was outraged by the ban on refugees from war-torn countries in the Middle East. I’ve covered refugees fleeing war in Iraq and Syria over the […] ...

Kurdish Unity Determines External Behaviour: Marianna Charountaki
BAS News - 2017-01-31 19:52
With the recent developments and rapid political transitions in the Middle East, the relations between international and regional powers seem to be the key for a solution to the future of people in the region. Concerning the role of Kurds and their influ ...

Turkish municipalities ban movie by Kurdish ‘traitor’ director | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-01-31 17:34

Kurds in Middle East Hope Trump Will Change US Policy - The Media Line
Themedialine - 2017-01-31 17:34

The Case for a Kurdish State in the Middle East
Gatestoneinstitute - 2017-01-27 10:59

US military aid is fueling big ambitions for Syria's leftist Kurdish militia - Middle East - Stripes
Stripes - 2017-01-22 00:53

Turkish prosecutor demands lengthy sentences for pro-Kurdish leaders | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-01-19 09:54

Iran, Saudi can cooperate to end Middle East crises: Zarif
KurdPress - 2017-01-19 06:30
Iran and Saudi Arabia can work together to help end regional conflicts, but Riyadh needs to see the realities on the ground before relations between the two countries could go back to normal, the Iranian foreign minister says. ...

Biden, Barzani discuss US-Kurdistan relations in Davos
Rûdaw - 2017-01-17 19:53
Barzani discussed the fight against ISIS, Washington-Erbil relations and the Middle East's ongoing dynamics with Biden ...

UKH to hold annual conference about Kurds, Middle East
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-17 16:38
University of Kurdistan - Hewler (UKH) conference flyer. (Photo: UKH) ...

What the future holds for the Middle East
Orient News - 2017-01-17 02:02

'Intelligence organisation' involved in nightclub attack: Turkey deputy PM | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-01-16 21:47

After ISIS, YPJ will continue fighting patriarchal oppressive attitudes in Middle East: Hanna Bohman
Kurdish Question - 2017-01-15 04:34
After ISIS, YPJ will continue fighting patriarchal oppressive attitudes in Middle East: Hanna Bohman ...

A walk through Aleppo
BBC - 2017-01-15 02:50
The BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen shares his images - and thoughts - from a journey through ruins of Syria's Aleppo. ...

Turkey agrees to help Gaza with electricity crisis - Middle East - News -
Israelnationalnews - 2017-01-15 02:27

Iranian, Russian official to discuss Syria developments
KurdPress - 2017-01-14 08:51
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa Mikhail Bogdanov are expected to discuss latest developments in the Middle East including Syria ...

Student translates literature into Kurdish to celebrate native language | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-01-14 02:08

The Middle East under Trump
Orient News - 2017-01-14 02:07

EU unlocks €200M for Syrian refugees in Turkey – Middle East Monitor
Middleeastmonitor - 2017-01-13 02:25

Ariel Cohen, Energy and Russia Expert & Alex Vatanka, Middle East and Iran Expert - The Axis
Orient News - 2017-01-13 02:05

Iraqi Kurdistan: The Next Middle Eastern Tragedy?
House of Kurds - 2017-01-12 17:47
An (unfortunately) popular conversation topic in Washington nowadays is what the next crisis in the Middle East will be. It has been more-or-less determined that Assad will “win” the Syrian war, ISIS is beginning to fade into the background and—aside from ...

US tweet riles Turkey over Kurdish fighters, Middle East News & Top Stories - The Straits Times
Straitstimes - 2017-01-12 13:28

Iraqi VP Maliki lashes out at Kurds, Saudis and Israel
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
TEHRAN,— Iraqi Vice President Nuri Maliki Nuri al-Maliki has attacked Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, Israel and Saudi Arabia at a press conference in Tehran on Wednesday, accusing them of land-grabbing, terrorism and danger to Middle East stability. Speaking of ...

Untying the Knots of Religious Diversity in Iraqi Kurdistan: Deploying Pluralism against Barbarism
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
Centre For Religious Pluralism In The Middle East | Ekurd.net Executive Summary § Beside the threat of ISIS, Iraqi Kurdistan is facing deep political and economic crisis that have negative implications on religious pluralism, particularly, in the face of ...

How Should the New U.S. President Play the "Kurdish Card" in the Middle East?
Washingtoninstitute - 2017-01-10 23:08
Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, the United States administration divided the world conceptually into good and evil blocs, with most of the evil blocs located in the Middle East. Pushing al-Qaeda out, toppling the Taliban in Afghanistan, and ...

ANALYSIS: 'The victims of Syrian ceasefire are the Kurds' | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-01-10 16:08

20 killed in blast in Syrian town near Turkey – Middle East Monitor
Middleeastmonitor - 2017-01-07 13:59

Kurdish-Arab forces seize strategic Syria citadel from IS | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-01-07 10:08

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