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Yanukovych Calls for Donbass Status Referendum if Kiev Fails Minsk Deal
Waar Media - 2017-02-22 16:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych calls for a referendum on the status of the southeast Ukrainian region known as Donbass if Kiev does not comply with a set of ceasefire agreements. “In the event of current Ukrainian authorities faili ...

Swedish crime rates are actually similar to parts of US, we checked
Seth Frantzman - 2017-02-22 15:16
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN After US President Donald Trump criticized Sweden in a speech there has been a lot of pushback from Sweden’s government and its supports boasting about the […] ...

Syrian on trial in Austria for suspected killing of 20 Assad troops
Reuters - 2017-02-22 14:04
VIENNA (Reuters) - A Syrian asylum seeker went on trial in Austria on Wednesday accused of killing 20 government soldiers fighting for President Bashar al-Assad near the city of Homs, a court spokesman said. ...

Barzani to Meet with Turkey's Erdogan in Ankara
BAS News - 2017-02-22 14:00
ISTANBUL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani will visit Turkey over the weekend where he is set to meet with the senior Turkish officials including president Recep Tayip Erdogan. According to reports, Barzani will also meet with Prime Minister Bi ...

Duterte allies seek to block testimony of Philippine 'death squad' ringleader
Reuters - 2017-02-22 13:47
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine senators allied with President Rodrigo Duterte sought on Wednesday to block a retired policeman from testifying that Duterte had once operated a "death squad", dismissing the former policeman as a liar. ...

Hollande confirms France full support for Kurdistan
Waar Media - 2017-02-22 12:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, met with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee yesterday. At the the meeting the two sides discussed relations between Erbil-Paris, fight against ISIS, the French president, has confirmed ...

Barzani: Kurdish Attendance at MSC Signifies Promising Future
BAS News - 2017-02-22 12:04
ERBIL — The Kurdish attendance at the Munich Security Conference and the meetings with world leaders is denoting a promising future for the Kurdistan Region, said the Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Tuesday. Barzani stated on social media th ...

AKP in search of a new approach toward Kurds / Abdulkadir Selvi
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 10:43
Those who will run referendum campaign rallies are not on the road yet. However, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has held rallies for the “yes” vote in five cities already, right after his return from his trip to the Gulf region. He got ahead of the “No” c ...

Barzani discusses IS, France support to Peshmerga with Hollande in Paris
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 10:43
Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani, met with French President Francois Hollande in Paris on Tuesday when the two sides discussed war against the Islamic State (IS) and Paris’s support to Kurdistan Region and the Kurdish forces of Peshmerga. ...

Barzani to visit Turkey after France: Turkish media
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 10:43
Turkish media reported that Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani will visit the country after leaving France where he met French President Francoise Hollande. ...

El president de França rep al president del Kurdis...
KurdisCat - 2017-02-21 20:55

Kurdistan Region President meets French President in Paris
Kurdistan24 - 2017-02-21 20:22

Barzani Meets with France's Hollande in Paris
BAS News - 2017-02-21 20:15
France will continue to support Kurdistan Region, Hollande says ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, met with French President Francois Hollande in Paris today. During the meeting Barzani and Hollande discussed the fight against the Islamic ...

PKK Indoctrinating Yezidi Children in Its Ideology: Observer
BAS News - 2017-02-21 19:34
He warns about PKK's ideological schools for children in Sinjar ERBIL — Yezidi people regard Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani as their mentor, still they fall victim to the "false policy" of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Sinjar, said a Y ...

Ukrainian MP plans to travel to Washington to push peace plan
Reuters - 2017-02-21 19:33
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Ukrainian lawmaker who proposed an alternative plan for peace with Russian-backed separatists to U.S. President Donald Trump's administration told Reuters on Tuesday he plans to travel to Washington to present the proposal publicly. ...

Barzani "Yezidi Community's Representative": Yezidi Leader
BAS News - 2017-02-21 18:43
He says Yezidi people are hopeless at the international community's protection ERBIL — No country can settle the issues of the Yezidi community in Iraq and only Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani can truly represent the Kurdish Yezidi people and g ...

French President Hollande praises Peshmerga during visit from Kurdish President Barzani
Rûdaw - 2017-02-21 18:19
"Paris and Erbil have enjoyed good relations." ...

Readout of the Vice President's Meeting with President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani | whitehouse.gov
Whitehouse - 2017-02-21 17:53

Philippine senator urges Cabinet to stop 'sociopathic serial killer' Duterte
Reuters - 2017-02-21 13:52
MANILA (Reuters) - A staunch critic of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday urged the Cabinet to declare the president unfit to rule, describing him as a "sociopathic serial killer" because of his war on drugs and allegations he once ran a hit squ ...

Roj Peshmerga and YPG Hold Meetings in Erbil: Official
BAS News - 2017-02-21 13:39
President Barzani chaired the meetings ERBIL — Officials from People's Protection Units (YPG) and Roj Peshmerga Force met three times in the Kurdistan Region, said an official from Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan).Two meetings were held under the supervision of ...

Heavy traffic between Erbil and Paris: Barzani and Hollande to meet today
Rûdaw - 2017-02-21 13:12
“Mr. President, we have always seen France as a supporter of the Kurdish nation. ...

Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as national security adviser
Waar Media - 2017-02-21 12:45
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump has named Lt Gen HR McMaster as his national security adviser. He will replace Lt Gen Michael Flynn who was fired after just three weeks and three days in the job. A lieutenant general with the US Army, HR McMaster s ...

President of Azerbaijan appoints his wife as first vice-president
Waar Media - 2017-02-21 12:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Azerbaijan’s first lady Mehriban Aliyeva has been appointed as the country’s first vice president. Azeri president Ilham Aliyev signed the relevant decree on Tuesday. “Based on Article 1031.1 of the Constitution of Azerbaijan, I appoint Mehri ...

Iran summons Turkish envoy over president, PM remarks
KurdPress - 2017-02-21 08:51
Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned Turkey’s ambassador to Tehran demanding an explanation for recent provocative comments made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Bahrain and Germany. ...

Anti-Trump protesters rally in capital for 'Not My President's Day'
NRT - 2017-02-21 08:11

Everything you need to know: H.R McMaster, Iraq and war
Seth Frantzman - 2017-02-21 07:50
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN H.R. McMaster has been chosen by US President Donald Trump as the new National Security Advisor. Here is what you need to know about him from […] ...

Turkish soldiers accused of trying to kill Erdogan go on trial
Reuters - 2017-02-20 19:24
MUGLA, Turkey (Reuters) - Prosecutors called for life sentences for more than 40 Turkish soldiers on Monday at the start of their trial for attempting to assassinate President Tayyip Erdogan during last year's failed coup, according to the indictment obta ...

Barzani to hold talks with French president in Paris
NRT - 2017-02-20 17:45

Ex-president's supporters arrested as tensions flare in Gambia
Reuters - 2017-02-20 17:06
BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambian police said they arrested 51 people in a former stronghold of ex-president Yahya Jammeh for harassing followers of new leader Adama Barrow, amid lingering tensions following Jammeh's flight into exile. ...

Barzani Met with All Key Players in Munich: Political Observer
BAS News - 2017-02-20 16:50
He says Iran has changed its outlook towards Kurdistan Region ERBIL — During Munich Security Council (MSC), Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani conducted meetings with all the leaders, politicians and diplomats across the globe who have influence o ...

Nineveh Plains Residents Seek Barzani's Support against Shi'ite Militias
BAS News - 2017-02-20 15:39
They are staging a public demonstration against Hashd militias ERBIL — The residents of Aski district of Mosul along with locals from Nineveh Plains staged a public protest on Monday, calling on Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani to protect their ...

Sending boots, arming Kurds main Trump’s alternatives to fight IS: agency
KurdPress - 2017-02-20 14:05
According to AP news agency the U.S. President Donald Trump is studying the ways to fight against the Islamic State (S) in Iraq and Syria and sending U.S. troops and arming Kurds in both countries are his main alternatives to fight against the terrorist g ...

London.. “Say No to Trump”
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 13:54
WAAR-DUHOK: A slogan reading “Say No to Trump” is seen projected on the Houses of Parliament on Sunday, the evening before a parliamentary debate on President Donald Trump’s state visit is due to take place in London. President Donald Trump should be den ...

Turkish soldiers accused of Erdogan assassination attempt go on trial
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 13:54
WAAR-DUHOK: The trial of more than 40 Turkish soldiers accused of attempting to assassinate President Tayyip Erdogan during last year’s failed coup started on Monday, with prosecutors seeking life sentences, according to the indictment obtained by Reuter ...

US defense minister arrives in Baghdad
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 11:04
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq’s leaders. Mattis’ arrived on an unannounced visit in Iraq ...

Élysée: Barzani to meet Hollande
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 11:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani will be visiting Paris on Tuesday to meet with his counterpart François Hollande, according to Élysée website. The two officials are expected to discuss war on Islamic State (ISIS), ongoing Mosul oper ...

Massoud Barzani, Turkish PM meet in Munich
KurdPress - 2017-02-20 10:15
Kurdistan Region Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim met in Munich on Feb. 19 on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. ...

Massoud Barzani to make visit to Paris
KurdPress - 2017-02-20 10:15
Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani will be visiting Paris on Tuesday to meet with his counterpart Francois Hollande. ...

Trump's defense chief tells Iraq: We're not here for your oil
Reuters - 2017-02-20 08:52
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military is not in Iraq "to seize anybody's oil", Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, distancing himself from remarks by President Donald Trump before arriving on an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Monday. ...

Barzani to arrive in Paris for meeting with French President
Rûdaw - 2017-02-20 06:55
It is their second meeting in two months following Hollande’s visit to Erbil in January ...

Retired Philippine policeman says worked for 'death squad' under Duterte
Reuters - 2017-02-20 06:08
MANILA (Reuters) - Police carried out killings in the Philippine city of Davao under the instruction of then mayor Rodrigo Duterte, the current president, according to a former policeman who said he was part of a "Davao death squad" tasked with eliminatin ...

Barzani to Visit Paris
BAS News - 2017-02-19 22:05
The Kurdish President will be meeting with François Hollande to discuss bilateral ties and war on IS ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani will be visiting Paris on Tuesday to meet with his counterpart François Hollande, according to Élysée w ...

Barzani: We Support Roj Peshmerga's Return to Rojava
BAS News - 2017-02-19 20:44
Roj Peshmerga have the right to operate in their homeland, Barzani says MUNICH — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated the Syrian Kurdish Roj Peshmerga have the right to operate in their homeland, Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) along with other loc ...

Barzani and Syrian Opposition Discuss Future of Rojava
BAS News - 2017-02-19 17:36
MUNICH — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani met with the president of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, Anas al-Abdah, on Sunday to discuss the future of Syria and the rights of Kurds in the country. The two of ...

Trump remark baffles Swedes
BBC - 2017-02-19 16:27
All was quiet in Sweden despite President Trump's suggestion of an attack in the country. ...

Barzani and Turkish PM Meet in Munich
BAS News - 2017-02-19 16:16
Barzani also met with Brett McGurk MUNICH — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Binali Yildirim, the Turkish Prime Minister, met on Sunday in Germany and spoke of a range of pressing issues in the Mideast. The Kurdish delegation led by Barzani ...

Suicide bomb in market in Somalia capital kills 18, wounds 25
Reuters - 2017-02-19 14:43
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A blast from a suicide car bomb ripped through a market in Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, killing 18 people and wounding at least 25, a local official said, days after the country elected a new president. ...

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 ...

Barzani and McGurk Discuss Terror Countering
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 14:27
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy for Global Coalition to Counter Islamic State (ISIS), met on Sunday and discussed the latest developments in the battle of Mosul and the role of Pes ...

Joint Swedish delegation visits President Mam Jalal
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-19 13:44

German support for ‘reliable’ Peshmerga, Kurdistan Region to continue post-ISIS
Rûdaw - 2017-02-19 13:36
The German defence minister met President Barzani in Munich ...

US Vice President Thanks Barzani for Cooperation with Baghdad
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 12:12
WAAR-DUHOK: US vice president Mike Pence thanked Kurdistan Region president Masoud Barzani for his cooperation with Baghdad authorities, referring Mosul operation. Pence after his meeting with Barzani on the sidelines of a Munich Security Conference (MSC ...

Barzani and McGurk Discuss War on IS
BAS News - 2017-02-19 11:53
The US continues to support Kurdistan Region in battling terrorism, McGurk says MUNICH — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy for Global Coalition to Counter Islamic State (IS), met on Sunday and d ...

Abadi, U.S. vice president meet on sidelines of Munich conference
KurdPress - 2017-02-19 10:05
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, February 18, hours after Pence said the U.S. would stand firm with Europe and NATO, Reuters reported. ...

Erdogan Demands from HDP Voters to Say ‘YES’ in Referendum
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 09:23
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday appealed to the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) voters to say yes in an upcoming referendum on a bill that will give him unprecedented powers. The constitutional reform provides ...

Philippine army to create task force to chase big drug syndicates
Reuters - 2017-02-19 07:43
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine army will create a "battalion size" task force to help the government's anti-narcotics agency run after high-value targets in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, the country's military chief said. ...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan eyes Kurdish-held town in Syria - UPI.com
UPI - 2017-02-18 23:31

EPP Head Stresses Need of KRG-EP Ties
BAS News - 2017-02-18 22:13
German support to Iraqi and Peshmerga forces has led to significant results MUNICH — German MEP Manfred Weber, Head of the European People's Party (EPP) grouping in the EU Parliament, met with the Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani in the margins ...

Rojava delegation continues meetings in Moscow
ANHA - 2017-02-18 20:14
NEWS DESK – The Rojava delegation in Moscow met with Sergey Mironov, president of the party of A Just Russia. Co-chairwoman Asya Abdullah, Chairman of the Kobanê Canton Executive Board Enver Muslim and PYD Russia Representative Abdulselam Ali, President o ...

Barzani and Abadi Meet in Munich
BAS News - 2017-02-18 18:29
The two officials talked about Mosul assault and post-IS plans LODZ — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met on Saturday on the sideline of the 53rd Munich Security Conference to discuss bilateral ties and ...

Barzani Meets Number of World Leaders in Munich
BAS News - 2017-02-18 18:29
Anti-IS efforts and bilateral ties were discussed in the meetings MUNICH — On sidelines of the Munich Security Conference (MSC), Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Saturday met with a number of world officials including Antonio Guterres, the UN ...

Putin orders Russia to recognize documents issued in rebel-held east Ukraine
Reuters - 2017-02-18 17:55
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian authorities on Saturday to temporarily recognize civil registration documents issued in separatist-held areas of eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said. ...

US Vice President Commends Erbil-Baghdad Cooperation
BAS News - 2017-02-18 16:40
Barzani and Pence met during the Munich Security Conference LODZ — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and US Vice President Mike Pence met on Saturday to discuss a range of issues including war on terrorism and Erbil-Baghdad relations. The meeting ...

Barack Obama Ranked 12th Best U.S. President Ever in Major Survey of Historians
Waar Media - 2017-02-18 13:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Barack Obama has been whisked to a very good table at the club of former presidents, according to a C-SPAN survey of 91 presidential historians published on Friday. Obama’s 12th-place ranking only a month after leaving office is the best for a ...

Munich.. Barzani and Abadi to Discuss Post-ISIS War Stage
Waar Media - 2017-02-18 13:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani is scheduled to meet with the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi today to discuss a range of issues pertaining to bilateral ties between Erbil and Baghdad and post-ISIS war stage. The meeting will be ...

Zarif, Barzani meet in Munich
KurdPress - 2017-02-18 09:33
Iranian Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif and Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani met in Munich, Germany, on the sideline of Munich Peace Conference on Friday, BasNews reported. ...

Harsh Hezbollah words aim to draw 'red lines' for Trump: source
Reuters - 2017-02-18 00:18
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Hezbollah leader's harsh words for Israel and U.S. President Donald Trump this week were aimed at drawing "red lines" to prevent any threatening action against Lebanon or the group, a source familiar with the group's thinking said o ...

President Barzani meets with US defense secretary at Munich
Rûdaw - 2017-02-17 22:20
Mattis had said earlier he intends to accelerate the fight against ISIS ...

Barzani and Abadi to Meet on Saturday
BAS News - 2017-02-17 20:36
Bilateral ties and Kurdistan Independence expected to be discussed ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani is scheduled to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday to discuss a range of issues pertaining to bilateral ties betw ...

Armenia’s Foreign Minister meets President of the Iraqi Kurdistan | Public Radio of Armenia
Armradio - 2017-02-17 19:56

Barzani Meets with Armenian FM in Munich
BAS News - 2017-02-17 16:50
Teodor Melescanu praises role of Kurdistan in cracking down on IS MUNICH — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian discussed on Friday the war against terrorism in a meeting in Munich, Germany.In the meet ...

Barzani and Pentagon Chief Discuss Peshmerga Demands
BAS News - 2017-02-17 16:50
The two leaders meet in Munich, Germany ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and US Defense Secretary James Mattis met on Friday to discuss the war on Islamic State and Peshmerga demands involvement in the fight. The meeting took place on th ...

Barzani and Iranian FM Meet in Munich
BAS News - 2017-02-17 16:50
MUNICH — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Friday met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss a range of issues including bilateral ties. The two officials met on the sideline of the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Ger ...

Kurdish Delegation to Discuss Independence with Iraqi PM in Munich
BAS News - 2017-02-17 16:50
The delegation will seek international support for statehood in Munich conference ERBIL— A senior delegation from the Kurdistan Region, led by President Masoud Barzani, will ask Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to agree to independence of Kurdistan, ...

Barzani Meets Armenian Foreign Minister at MSC2017
Waar Media - 2017-02-17 16:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Masoud Barzani president of Kurdistan Region, today received Edward Nalbandian Armenian foreign minister on the fringe of meeting the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC). Nalbandian told ARMENPRESS the sides highlighted high-level political ...

Pentagon Mulling Combat Troops to Syria as Option in New Anti-ISIS Plan
Waar Media - 2017-02-17 14:06
WAAR-DUHOK: The Pentagon is considering a recommendation that conventional ground forces be sent to Syria as part of a package of options to be presented this month to President Donald Trump to accelerate operations against the Islamic State (ISIS) group, ...

Barzani Meets US Secretary of Defense at MSC2017
Waar Media - 2017-02-17 14:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Masoud Barzani president of Kurdistan Region, today received Armenian foreign minister and US secretary of defense on the fringe of meeting the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC). Barzani discussed with both officials a mutual relationships ...

Kurdistan Region President meets world leaders in Munich
Kurdistan24 - 2017-02-17 12:27

Trump promises new immigration order as DOJ holds off appeals court
Waar Media - 2017-02-17 11:35
WAAR-DUHOK: President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to roll out a new immigration executive order next week that will be tailored to the federal court decision that paused his travel ban. “The new order is going to be very much tailored to what I consider t ...

Russian envoy: Dozens of Syrian armed groups want to join ceasefire
Waar Media - 2017-02-17 11:35
WAAR-DUHOK: Several dozens of Syrian opposition groups want to join the ceasefire in Syria, said Alexander Lavrentyev, the Russian president’s special envoy on Syrian reconciliation. “Another several dozens of groups, including those active within the so- ...

U.S. backs U.N. role in resolving Syria crisis: Gabriel
Reuters - 2017-02-17 10:20
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, including the United States, backed continued efforts by the United Nations to broker a political solution to the bloody civil war in Syria, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Ga ...

US Condemns Thursday’s Attack in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-17 02:30
LEEDS — The administration of the US President Donald Trump officially condemned the bomb attacks that took place in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on Thursday and took the lives of at least 55 people. The US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark ...

President Barzani Receives UK Secretary of State for Defense
Presidency of Kurdistan - 2017-02-16 22:22

Abadi, Barzani to hold talks in Munich
KurdPress - 2017-02-16 22:16
President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani is anticipated to hold talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Germany, slated for later this week, Barzani’s chief of staff Fuad Huss ...

Trump launches stinging attack on media
BBC - 2017-02-16 20:56
The president says the media is distorting the truth about his achievements, in a blistering assault. ...

Pentagon Considering Option of Sending Ground Troops to Syria
BAS News - 2017-02-16 17:49
Sending troops to Syria is being considered as one option, Pentagon official says ISTANBUL— Following US President Donald Trump’s order for the Defense Secretary James Mattis to present proposals for dealing with the Islamic State (IS), the Pentagon is c ...

Barzani Arrives in Munich to Attend MSC
BAS News - 2017-02-16 14:35
He will be meeting with a number of world officials during the conference ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani arrived in Munich, Germany on Thursday to attend the Munich Security Conference (MSC) which is set to be held on February 17-18. Ba ...

Syria's Assad says Trump travel ban "not against Syrian people"
Reuters - 2017-02-16 08:37
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's President Assad said that U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts to ban Syrian nationals from entering the United States were "not against the Syrian people", in an interview with French broadcasters that aired on Thursday. ...

Trump will not insist on two-state solution as Netanyahu visits Orient Net President Donald Trump welcomes Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House on Wednesday after an ..
Orient News - 2017-02-16 02:02

Iraqi Prime Minister, Kurdistan President to Hold Talks in Munich
Sputnik - 2017-02-15 23:29

Turkey Unwelcome: Syrian Kurds Ready to Defend Territories Liberated From Daesh
The Kurdish Project - 2017-02-15 21:54
The following article originally appeared in Sputnik International. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Syrian Kurds will not cede their territories, including the city of Manbij, to the control of Turkey and will defend them if Turkey attacks, President of Kobani Canton ...

Pence's mission in Europe: clarify Trump's foreign policy vision
Reuters - 2017-02-15 21:51
WASHINGTON/BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence heads to Europe this week to meet with allies seeking clarity on the Trump administration's foreign policy strategy and its stance toward Russia after the resignation of the top White House nati ...

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. ...

Anti-Assad states to meet on Syria amid concerns over U.S. policy
Reuters - 2017-02-15 20:12
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will meet on Friday for the first time since Donald Trump's U.S. administration took office, to seek common ground ahead of U.N.-backed peace talks in Geneva next week. ...

Maliki Proposed Assigning Proxies to Kurdish Senior Posts :MP
BAS News - 2017-02-15 18:49
Kurds were not consulted for proxies, the lawmaker says ERBIL — Iraqi Vice-president Nouri al-Maliki proposed to fill with proxies the vacant senior posts allocated to Kurds in Baghdad, said a Kurdish lawmaker to the Iraqi House of Representatives. Speak ...

Former Myanmar armyman suspected in killing of lawyer: president's office
Reuters - 2017-02-15 15:45
YANGON (Reuters) - The office of Myanmar's civilian president on Wednesday said a former military officer is suspected to have hired the killer of a prominent lawyer advising Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party, in a likely bid to destabilize t ...

Two HDP’s parliamentarians face jail sentence on insult charges
Waar Media - 2017-02-15 15:11
WAAR-DUHOK: A Turkish court on Wednesday called for up to five years imprisonment for two opposition lawmakers accused of insulting the country’s president. According to an indictment issued by the chief public prosecutor in Van province, eastern Turkey, ...

Rouhani .. Started his Gulf tour
Waar Media - 2017-02-15 13:05
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani arrived in the Omani capital, Muscat, on Wednesday on the first leg of a Gulf tour. The Iranian leader is accompanied by a high-level political delegation and representatives of the private sector, according to ...

US detains Mexican man despite work permit
BBC - 2017-02-15 13:00
The 23-year-old is protected from deportation under one of President Barack Obama's policies. ...

Barzani to meet Abadi at Munich Security Conference
Waar Media - 2017-02-15 10:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Masoud Barzani Kurdistan region president will meet Haider Abadi Iraqi president on the sideline of Munich Security Conference. Barzani will meet with numerous international security officials, through three conference days for discussing glo ...

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