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EU urges Russia to free detained protesters
Rojikurd - 2017-03-28 00:06
The police crackdown stopped “the exercise of basic freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly – which are fundamental rights enshrined in the Russian constitution,” the EU’s said on Monday. The US and the EU have slammed Moscow for detaini ...

Russian opposition leader Navalny jailed for 15 days over protest
Reuters - 2017-03-27 14:54
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A court on Monday sentenced Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 15 days in prison, saying he had disobeyed a police officer during an anti-government protest in Moscow the previous day. ...

Russia opposition leader Navalny jailed
BBC - 2017-03-27 14:28
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gets 15-day jail sentence for resisting police orders during protest ...

Syrian rebels resume withdrawal from last Homs bastion: monitor
Reuters - 2017-03-27 12:26
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hundreds of rebels left their last bastion in Syria's Homs city on Monday, resuming an evacuation expected to be among the largest of its kind under a Russian-backed deal with the government, state media and a monitor said. ...

Russian opposition leader arrested amid wave of protests
Orient News - 2017-03-27 02:03

Russian warplanes renew strikes on Damascus eastern countryside
Orient News - 2017-03-27 02:03

Russian police detain opposition leader, dozens of protesters
Reuters - 2017-03-26 15:18
MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG (Reuters) - Police detained dozens of protesters across Russia on Sunday, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister D ...

U.S. Issues Sanctions for Aid to Iran, North Korea, Syria
WSJ - 2017-03-25 04:20
The U.S. sanctioned 30 individuals and entities from 10 countries, many of them Chinese and Russian, for transferring sensitive missile technology to Iran and flouting export controls on Iran, North Korea and Syria, the State Department said Friday. ...

Putin critic former Russian MP shot dead in Kiev
Orient News - 2017-03-25 02:01

ISIS claims deadly attack on Russian base in Chechnya Orient Net - Newsweek ISIS claimed on Friday (March 24) an attack in Russia’s North Caucasus region of Chechnya ..
Orient News - 2017-03-25 02:01

France’s Le Pen meets Putin in Moscow
Rojikurd - 2017-03-25 00:09
Front National leader Marine Le Pen has met with Vladimir Putin and Russian lawmakers in Moscow. Russia has been cozying up to right-wing candidates and meddling in European and US elections. French right-wing leader and presidential candidate Marine Le P ...

Is Turkey rattled by Russian-Kurdish deal?
Al Monitor - 2017-03-24 23:49

Germany blocked Russian hacking attacks in 2016
Reuters - 2017-03-24 19:29
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany last year warded off two cyber attacks by APT28, a top official said Friday, referring to a Russian hacking group also dubbed "Fancy Bear" that experts say successfully targeted Hillary Clinton's U.S. election campaign. ...

Russians bombing Syrian rebels near Hama, Syrian military source says
Reuters - 2017-03-24 11:19
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russian warplanes are taking part in air strikes against insurgents to help repel a major attack on Syrian government-held areas near the city of Hama, a Syrian military source said on Friday. ...

Assad-Russian airstrikes destroy vital buildings in Idlib’s Ariha
Orient News - 2017-03-24 02:04

Turkey vows to retaliate PYD attacks in Afrin, Russian charge d’affaires invited in Ankara
Orient News - 2017-03-24 02:04

Ankara summons Moscow envoy as Russia shows support for YPG
Rûdaw - 2017-03-23 20:02
Russian forces were filmed flying the YPG and YPJ flags ...

Sergey Lavrov: Kurds need to be at Geneva, Turkey making it difficult
Waar Media - 2017-03-23 15:51
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that a solution needs to be found for the Kurds to participate in the Geneva talks set to take place next Thursday, but that “Turkey and other factors were making this difficult”. Speaking at a pres ...

Syria Kurds say will get training from Russian forces
Yahoo - 2017-03-23 15:43

Turkey summons Russian envoy after soldier shot from Kurdish-held Syria
Jerusalem Post - 2017-03-23 15:10
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Exiled former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev: police
Reuters - 2017-03-23 14:01
KIEV (Reuters) - A former Russian lawmaker and key witness in a treason case against Ukraine's ousted leader Viktor Yanukovich was shot dead in broad daylight outside a hotel in central Kiev on Thursday, police said. ...

Turkey summons diplomat for pictures of Russian soldiers with YPG
NRT - 2017-03-23 13:59

Syrian Kurds say will get training from Russian forces
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Russia’s military will train Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan, the militia’s spokesman said Monday, in Moscow’s first agreement of its kind with the group that controls large parts of the country’s north. The move by Russia ...

Russia negotiation with Turkey to involve Syrian Kurds in Geneva talks: Lavrov
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
MOSCOW,— Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow will work with the Turkish government to seek Kurdish involvement at the Syrian peace talks in Geneva. “We will continue to look for solutions to this issue with our Turkish partners, including ...

Russian troops go to Syrian Kurdish area shelled by Turkey: YPG
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Russian forces went to a Kurdish-controlled area of Syrian Kurdistan (northwestern Syria) that was shelled by Turkey on Wednesday, the spokesman for the Kurdish YPG militia said. “Russian forces headed to the Jandaris area where ...

Russian airstrikes target Orient team in eastern Ghouta
Orient News - 2017-03-23 02:04

4 civilians killed in Idlib’s Jisr al-Sheghoor by Russian jets
Orient News - 2017-03-23 02:04

Syria Kurds say will get training from Russian forces
ENCA - 2017-03-21 18:51

Russian politician Andrei Navalny hit with green liquid
BBC - 2017-03-21 12:29
Footage appears to show Russian opposition leader Andrei Navalny being attacked with a green liquid. ...

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

Russian troops arrive in Syrian Kurdish region to set up military base
KurdPress - 2017-03-21 06:26
The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said Russia was setting up a military base in northwestern Syria under a bilateral agreement and will help train its fighters. ...

Syria Kurds say will get training from Russian forces - Yahoo7
Yahoo - 2017-03-21 06:19

Russian airstrikes kill 7 siblings in Idlib, a family of 7 in Daraa
Orient News - 2017-03-21 02:04

Russian airstrikes hit Babesqa in Idlib near Turkish border
Orient News - 2017-03-21 02:04

Russian airstrikes on Idlib’s Jisr al-Shughour kill 6 civilians
Orient News - 2017-03-21 02:04

Syria war: Russia denies aiding Kurds to set up a military base
BBC - 2017-03-21 00:51
Russian officials say a base in northern Syria is for reconciliation - not military - purposes. ...

Syrian Kurdish Militia Says It's Getting Russian Training | Military.com
Military - 2017-03-21 00:30

YPG Spokesman: Agreement made with Russia
ANHA - 2017-03-20 21:05
The People's Defense Units (YPG) Spokesman Redur Khalil stated that Russian army units will be based in the district of Jandaris of the Afrin Canton under the agreement with Russia. ...

Syrian Kurdish militia says it's getting Russian training - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL
Hawaiinewsnow - 2017-03-20 21:01

Syria Kurds to get training from Russian forces - World - DAWN.COM
DAWN - 2017-03-20 21:01

Izvestia: PYD’s Kurds gear up to storm Raqqa
Waar Media - 2017-03-20 14:31
WAAR-DUHOK: The Islamic State has declared martial law in Raqqa, a city claimed by the terrorists as their capital, Russian Newspaper Izvestia writes. Militants have to prepare to defend the city, with the Kurdish armed groups closing in on it. Represent ...

Russia says summoned Israel's Ambassador over Israeli strike in Syria: agency
Reuters - 2017-03-20 08:38
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned Israel's Ambassador to Moscow to protest an Israeli military strike near the Syrian city of Palmyra, news agency Interfax quoted a ministry official as saying on Monday. ...

Moscow School Teaches Girls How to Become Mermaids!
Waar Media - 2017-03-19 15:25
WAAR-DUHOK: A swimming school in Moscow offers to teach women to glide through the water like fairytale mermaids. Russian women who dreamt of becoming a mermaid since their youngest years, have started turning their fantasies into reality in a new type o ...

Syrian rebels, civilians leave Homs under new Russian deal
Rûdaw - 2017-03-19 12:18
“the preparations and the reality on the ground indicate that things will go well." ...

Whole family killed by Assad-Russian airstrikes in Aleppo’s Orem al-Kubra
Orient News - 2017-03-19 02:06

Assad-Russian airstrikes destroy houses in Idlib
Orient News - 2017-03-19 02:06

Russia-backed Crimea chief says Putin should be president for life
Reuters - 2017-03-18 21:04
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian-backed prime minister of Crimea said on Saturday that Vladimir Putin should be made president of Russia for life and that the Soviet Union would never have collapsed had Putin been in charge. ...

Russia's Putin, Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev discuss Syria on phone
Reuters - 2017-03-18 11:40
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed the Syria crisis by phone, the Kremlin said on Saturday, after peace talks in Kazakhstan closed without any substantive negotiations. ...

Linguist/Cultural Advisor with Secret clearance - Mission Services Inc. (MSI) - Washington, DC
Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-03-17 03:06
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Linguist and Cultural Advisor with Top Secret Clearnace - Mission Services Inc. (MSI) - Washington, DC
Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-03-17 03:06
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Idlib: On sixth anniversary of revolution, Russian warplanes perpetrate massacre
Orient News - 2017-03-17 02:06

Deadly Assad-Russian airstrikes hit Daraa al-Balad
Orient News - 2017-03-17 02:06

Russian fighter jets renew strikes on residential areas in Idlib
Orient News - 2017-03-17 02:06

New round of Syrian talks to be held in May: Russian official
KurdPress - 2017-03-16 13:04
The head of the Russian delegation at the peace talks on Syria in Kazakhstan, Alexander Lavrentyev, said on Wednesday, March 15, that delegations from Russia, Turkey and Iran have scheduled the next meeting for May. ...

Iran signs document to guarantee agreements in Syria
KurdPress - 2017-03-16 11:33
Russia’s special envoy on Syria and Head of Russian delegation in Syrian negotiation in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, Alexander Lavrentiev said on Wednesday that Iran officially signed document to be as guarantor for agreement on Syria. ...

Russia sends 150 demining experts to Syria's Palmyra: agencies
Reuters - 2017-03-16 06:55
MOSCOW (Reuters) - More than 150 Russian demining experts have arrived in Syria to help demine the ancient city of Palmyra, Russian news agencies quoted the Defence Ministry as saying on Thursday. ...

At least 9 civilians killed by Russian airstrikes on Idlib
Orient News - 2017-03-16 02:03

Russian spies among those facing U.S. charges over Yahoo hack: source
Reuters - 2017-03-15 16:39
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian spies are among those expected to be charged as suspects in at least one of a series of hacking attacks on Yahoo Inc, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. ...

Next meeting on Syria to be held in Astana May 3-4
Waar Media - 2017-03-15 12:42
WAAR-DUHOK: The next international meeting on Syria in Astana is scheduled for May 3-4, says the joint Russian, Turkish and Iranian statement following the Astana meeting read out by Kazakhstan’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Akylbek Kamaldinov. “A new meetin ...

Russia calls for cyber co-op with Iran
KurdPress - 2017-03-15 08:18
Russian Federation’s Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications Nikolai Nikiforov called for cyber cooperation with Iran in electronic trade and software fields. ...

Putin allows breakaway Georgian region's troops to join Russian army: RIA
Reuters - 2017-03-14 16:21
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin has approved a decree allowing some troops from Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia to be incorporated into the Russian army, the RIA news agency reported on Tuesday. ...

Syria government says Turkey breaks commitments as rebels boycott talks
Reuters - 2017-03-14 10:35
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government accused Turkey of breaking its commitments to Russian-backed peace talks in Kazakhstan as Ankara-backed rebel groups boycotted a third round of meetings due to begin in Astana on Tuesday. ...

Iranian, Russian officials consider meeting schedule of Putin, Rouhani
KurdPress - 2017-03-14 08:21
Iran Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi and First Deputy Prime Minister of Russian Federation Igor Shuvalov considered visiting schedule of Presidents Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani on Monday for upcoming summit. ...

Russian Troops Deploy Southwest of Manbij Following Syrian-Kurdish Negotiations [Video]
Yahoo - 2017-03-14 06:47

Online dissidents expose the Russian prime minister’s material empire
Orient News - 2017-03-14 02:00

EU prolongs until September blacklist of Russians over Ukraine crisis
Reuters - 2017-03-13 14:45
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has prolonged for six months until Sept. 15 a blacklist of Russian and Crimean individuals and firms accused of undermining Ukraine's integrity and independence, an EU statement said on Monday. ...

WTA confirms Sharapova’s comeback at Stuttgart tournament in April
Waar Media - 2017-03-13 14:43
WAAR-DUHOK: The Women Tennis Association (WTA) confirmed on Monday Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova’s right to participate in the tennis tournament in Stuttgart next month, according to a statement from the association. The 29-year-old Sharapova has a ...

Lavrov, Cavusoglu discuss preparations for Syria meeting in Astana
Waar Media - 2017-03-13 14:43
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian and Turkish Foreign Ministers, Sergey Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu, discussed over the phone on Monday preparations for a meeting on Syria in Astana and the implementation of the ceasefire agreements, the Russian Foreign Ministry repor ...

Kurds likely to have foreign support in post-war Syria: Russian official
KurdPress - 2017-03-13 14:10
The Participation of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance of Kurdish, Arab and other ethnic groups militias in the liberation of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group proves that the SDF were guaranteed foreign support in so ...

Russia says ready to resume contacts with USA on Syria: Ifax
Reuters - 2017-03-13 12:31
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on Monday that Moscow was ready to resume contacts with the United States on Syria, the Interfax news agency reported. ...

[Video] Inside a Russian military center in Syria's Manbij
NRT - 2017-03-13 08:34

Iran, the Kurds, and ISIS in the American-Russian Deal | The Huffington Post
Huffingtonpost - 2017-03-12 15:52

Syrian rebels want Astana meeting delayed to assess ceasefire
Reuters - 2017-03-11 15:40
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebel groups called for the postponement of Russian-backed peace talks in Kazakhstan this month and said further meetings would depend on whether the government and its allies adhered to a newly declared March 7-20 ceasefire. ...

Potential Russian support for the Kurdish YPG is problematic: Turkish FM
Almasdarnews - 2017-03-11 14:52

Turkey conducting all kinds of military cooperation with Russia in Syria: Erdogan
KurdPress - 2017-03-11 11:16
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a press conference March 10 with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow that Ankara and Moscow are conducting all kinds of military cooperation in Syria. ...

Putin and Erdogan vow cooperation to help end Syria war
Aljazeera - 2017-03-11 04:04
Russian leader cautiously optimistic on Syria peace deal, hails Ankara's 'exceptional cooperation' in keeping truce. ...

Turkish and Russian presidents meet in Moscow to discuss Syria
Rojikurd - 2017-03-11 00:06
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in Moscow to discuss the two countries’ roles in the Syria conflict. They are increasingly cooperating in the complex Middle Eastern war. Russia partially lifted an import ban on Turkish agricultural goods ahead o ...

Erdogan says military cooperation important for both Russia, Turkey
Waar Media - 2017-03-10 19:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Military cooperation is important for both Ankara and Moscow, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a meeting of the Russian-Turkish High-Level Cooperation Council. According to Erdogan, he discussed military cooperation with Russian ...

Putin praises quick restoration of Turkey-Russia ties
Waar Media - 2017-03-10 16:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Relations between Russia and Turkey restore quickly, and Moscow is happy about it, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said. “We are very happy our inter-state relations are restoring rather quickly,” the Russian leader said during a meeting wi ...

Russian police detain prominent Putin critic after his prison release: wife
Reuters - 2017-03-10 10:08
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Police in Moscow detained prominent anti-Kremlin activist Ildar Dadin on Friday, less than two weeks after he was released from prison, when he staged a one-man demonstration outside Russia's prison service, his wife and eye witnesses s ...

Russian airstrikes kill 23 in Deir ez-Zoor’s al-Mayadin Orient Net Russian airstrikes were conducted today in the ‎city of al-mayadin in Deir ez-Zoor, where many ..
Orient News - 2017-03-10 02:08

Russian warplanes kill 7 civilians in Aleppo’s Daret Ezza
Orient News - 2017-03-10 02:08

VIDEO: Syrian Army, Russian officers and Kurdish forces dance together as they meet in Manbij
Almasdarnews - 2017-03-09 22:33

Iran's presence in Syrian blocks peace deal, Netanyahu tells Putin
Reuters - 2017-03-09 21:59
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday there could never be peace in Syria as long as there was an Iranian presence there. ...

Turkey, U.S. and Russia military chiefs hold talks on Syria
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
ANTALYA,— Turkey’s military chief of staff is meeting his U.S. and Russian counterparts in the southern Turkish province of Antalya to discuss regional security, notably in Syria and Iraq, the Turkish armed forces said on Tuesday. No further details were ...

Top Turkish, US, Russian military officials meet in Turkey
Orient News - 2017-03-08 02:06

Russian, US, Turkey Discuss Deconfliction of Forces in Syria
BAS News - 2017-03-08 00:57
LEEDS — Top commanders of Turkey, the United States and Russia met in Turkey on Tuesday and discussed deconfliction measures for their military operations against terror groups in Syria. The official met to discuss the ongoing regional security issues in ...

President Barzani Receives a Russian Delegation
Presidency-Kurdistan - 2017-03-07 19:53

U.S. and Russia create joint buffer zone to prevent Kurds, Turkish army clashes
KurdPress - 2017-03-07 14:43
According to Telegraph daily U.S. and Russian troops have sent their forces to villages around the northern Syrian city of Manbij to prevent possible clashes between Syrian Kurds and Turkish army. ...

Putin, Turkey to meet in Moscow: Kremlin
KurdPress - 2017-03-07 14:43
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are planned to discuss the Turkish Stream gas pipeline and the Akkuyu nuclear plant when they meet in Moscow on March 10, the Kremlin said on March 7, as reported by Reuters. ...

Turkish military chief meets U.S., Russian counterparts on Syria: army
Reuters - 2017-03-07 08:57
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's military chief of staff General Hulusi Akar met with the heads of the U.S. and Russian armed forces in the southern Turkish province of Antalya, the Turkish armed forces said on Tuesday. ...

Putin, Erdogan to discuss Russia-Turkey cooperation on Syria
Waar Media - 2017-03-06 15:30
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian and Turkish Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will discuss the prospects for cooperation between the two countries during the talks on March 10, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference on Monda ...

OPEC: Output cap agreement will produce results if Russia cuts oil production by 70-80%
Waar Media - 2017-03-06 12:47
WAAR-DUHOK: OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo and Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak will discuss the implementation of the agreement on crude output cap by Russian oil producers on March 6 in Houston, the cartel’s head told press. “I will m ...

Russian airstrikes on Idlib’s Kafrenbel leave 7 civilians killed
Orient News - 2017-03-06 02:03

Ukraine and Russia face off in U.N. court over separatist conflict
Reuters - 2017-03-06 01:22
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Tensions between Ukraine and Russia will play out at the U.N.'s highest court on Monday when judges begin hearing Kiev's request to order Moscow to halt support for pro-Russian separatists. ...

Netanyahu to meet Putin, says Iran seeks permanent foothold in Syria
Reuters - 2017-03-05 13:14
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday to voice opposition to what the Israeli leader charged were Iran's attempts to establish a permanent military foothold in Syr ...

Moscow wants to include PYD in next Geneva talks
Waar Media - 2017-03-05 13:10
WAAR-DUHOK: Moscow continues to supports the participation of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in peace talks on Syria, Russian envoy to the UN Office in Geneva Alexey Borodavkin said Saturday. Recent peace talks in February between the Syrian government ...

Netanyahu to Discuss Iran’s Plans for Syria With Putin in Moscow Thursday
Waar Media - 2017-03-05 13:10
WAAR-DUHOK: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he planned to travel to Moscow on March 9 to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Iran’s attempts to establish permanent presence in Syria, Israeli media reported. Kremlin spo ...

Iran declares Russian-made S-300 air defense system operational after years of delay
Waar Media - 2017-03-05 10:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran successfully test-fired a sophisticated Russian-made air defense system after years of delay upon nuclear sanctions, the official IRNA news agency reported on Saturday. Iran had been trying to acquire the system for years to ward off rep ...

Moscow wants to include PYD in next Geneva talks: official
KurdPress - 2017-03-05 07:26
Russian envoy to the UN Office in Geneva Alexey Borodavkin said Saturday that Moscow continues to supports the participation of the Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in peace talks on Syria. ...

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