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US seeks Syria’s disintegration with Kurdish help: expert

KurdPress - 2017-08-10 10:07
Washington’s chief objective in Syria is either toppling Bashar al-Assad or destroying Syria’s integrity, in particular, with the help from Syrian Kurds’ armed groups, said Boris Dolgov, a Senior Research Fellow at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Center ...

Sunbathing in Siberia: Vladimir Putin’s summer holiday – in pictures

Waar Media - 2017-08-06 17:14
WAAR-DUHOK: See the Russian president fish, swim and dive. Marvel at his kayaking prowess, his muscular physique and intimate knowledge of fungi. The post Sunbathing in Siberia: Vladimir Putin’s summer holiday – in pictures appeared first on WAARmedia. ...

Lavrov: Russia, Turkey, Iran to meet in Tehran on August 8-9

Waar Media - 2017-08-06 17:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Representatives of Russia, Turkey and Iran will meet in Tehran on August 8-9 to discuss the strengthening of de-escalation zones in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Sunday. “With the Turkish counterpart [Turkish Foreign M ...

Iran, Russia, Turkey plan stabilizing Syria: Deputy FM

KurdPress - 2017-08-06 11:23
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov said creating safe zones in Syria will 'reduce tensions' and 'curb terrorist activities'. ...

Putin says he will consider running for president in 2018

Waar Media - 2017-08-04 13:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will consider the possibility to run for the office again in 2018. During a meeting held at the office of the Republic of Buryatia’s president, a video conference was set up with the Cheryomushki s ...

Iranian, Russian officials discuss Syria in Moscow

KurdPress - 2017-08-03 07:46
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arabic and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and the Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin on Wednesday discussed developments in Syria. ...

Two Civilians Die in Mosul House Blast

BAS News - 2017-08-02 19:10
ERBIL— A booby-trapped house in central Mosul exploded on Wednesday, killing two members of the same family and wounding a third. The Russian Sputnik news, citing an informed security officer from Mosul, reported that the Islamic State (IS) war remnant d ...

Iran, Russia discuss developments in Syria

KurdPress - 2017-08-02 12:59
Senior Iranian negotiator in Syrian peace and his Russian counterpart discussed the latest developments in Syria and the region on Tuesday. ...

Russian girls to be conscripted for military service

Waar Media - 2017-08-02 12:55
WAAR-DUHOK: According to Russian law, all male citizens aged 18-27 are obliged to serve in the military for one year. Exceptions are allowed for people with health problems, single providers with pensioner parents or small children, and a few other group ...

Tillerson: US-Russia relations may deteriorate further

Waar Media - 2017-08-02 10:19
WAAR-DUHOK: The Russian-US relations are at their historic low and may deteriorate further, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. “As I indicated in my first trip to Moscow in meetings at the Kremlin with President Putin, following those m ...

Iraqi Kurds must be allowed to hold referendum: Russian FM

KurdPress - 2017-07-26 10:27
The autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan region “must be” allowed to hold an independence referendum this year because they have the “right” to express their aspirations to break away from Iraq, declared Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with K ...

US sanctions bolstered Iran-Russia ties: official

KurdPress - 2017-07-25 11:57
The US sanctions on Iran and Russia have bolstered bilateral cooperation between the two countries despite Washington’s intention, a Russian official said Monday. ...

Rûsya 10 helîkopteran dide Çînê

Sputnik - 2017-07-21 06:41
Şirketa berhemdar a bi navê Helicopters Russian ku di banê Rostech a şirketa pîşesaziya parastinê de fealiyetê dimeşîne wê 10 helîkopteran bişîne Çînê. ...

Russia to Send T-90 Tanks to Iraq

BAS News - 2017-07-20 20:06
IZMIR — Senior Russian presidential official confirmed on Wednesday that Iraq will receive a large number of Russian T-90 tanks by the end of 2017. According to Vladimir Kojen, Russia's presidential assistant for military cooperation, who spoke to the Ru ...

Over 4,000 Russians banned from entering Turkey over alleged ties to ISIS

Waar Media - 2017-07-17 19:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Some 4,128 Russian citizens have been banned from entering Turkey since 2011 over their suspected ties to the Islamic State terrorist group, the Turkish Interior Ministry said in a report on Monday. Some 804 Russians, who are alleged supporte ...

Captured Woman in Mosul Identified to Be an IS Member Not a Yezidi Girl

BAS News - 2017-07-16 17:08
ERBIL — Iraqi forces on Saturday captured an Islamic State (IS) female sniper, reportedly of Russian nationality. She was later announced to be a Yezidi abducted girl. After pictures of the IS sniper were released, a Yezidi family whose daughter has been ...

Kurds should be included in Geneva intra-Syrian talks: Russia

KurdPress - 2017-07-16 08:56
The Kurds need to be incorporated in the Syrian opposition delegation at the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva as an important political and military force, as well as a part of the Syrian society, Russian Ambassador to the UN Office in Geneva Alexey Borodavki ...

Yezidi Abducted Girl Mistaken for IS Sniper

BAS News - 2017-07-15 18:54
ERBIL— A girl who was captured and identified by the Iraqi forces as a Russian sniper of the Islamic State (IS) organization is in reality an abducted Yezidi girl, her family confirms. After seeing the photo of their daughter in the reports, Nzal Khalid ...

PICTURE: Russian IS Sniper Captured in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-15 16:10
MOSUL — As the operations to clear Mosul from the remaining Islamic State (IS) militias continue, the Iraqi forces on Saturday captured a Russian national female sniper of the jihadist group. Media activists close to the Iraqi army published a photograph ...

Trump promises to invite Putin to White House ‘at the right time’

Waar Media - 2017-07-14 12:54
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday he plans to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House “at the right time.” “I don’t think this is the right time,” Trump said when asked if he planned to invite the Russian ...

47 Iraqi Journalists Killed in Mosul Operation: Report

BAS News - 2017-07-13 19:29
ERBIL— During the major operation to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) some 47 Iraqi journalists were killed and 55 more sustained injuries while covering news from the battle zones, RT Arabic reported on Thursday. The Russian news agency cited ...

Ukraine to revive talks on joining NATO in light of Russian threats

Waar Media - 2017-07-11 14:30
WAAR-DUHOK: Ukraine will begin discussions with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on an action plan to get it into the U.S.-led alliance, its leader said on Monday, while the country would work on reforms to meet membership standards by 2020. Presid ...

Russia will pursue further cooperation with U.S. on Syria: FM

KurdPress - 2017-07-11 09:49
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday, July 10, that his country will build on the success of a local ceasefire in south-west Syria and seek further opportunities to cooperate with the United States in resolving the Syrian conflict, Reuter ...

US is number one weapon supplier to Syrian Kurds: Putin

KurdPress - 2017-07-09 10:47
While Moscow does maintain contact with numerous groups of Syrian Kurds, it appears that the US is currently the chief weapon supplier for the Kurdish forces in the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. ...

Syria cease-fire goes into effect Sunday

Waar Media - 2017-07-08 09:26
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States and Russia struck an agreement Friday on a cease-fire in southwest Syria, crowning President Donald Trump’s first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is the first U.S.-Russian effort under Trump’s presidency to ...

First lady makes cameo appearance at Trump-Putin meeting

Waar Media - 2017-07-07 23:59
WAAR-DUHOK: First Lady Melania Trump, sidelined for part of Friday’s international summit events by anti-globalization protesters, had a cameo appearance at her husband’s closely watched meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The meeting between ...

Russia to deploy military in Syrian buffer zones within weeks

KurdPress - 2017-07-05 08:33
Russia may deploy its military to police the borders of planned de-escalation zones in Syria within two to three weeks after finalizing an agreement with Turkey and Iran, Russian negotiator Alexander Lavrentyev said on Tuesday (July 4). ...

China and Russia vow to solve North Korea crisis together

Waar Media - 2017-07-05 08:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Chinese President Xi Jinping met with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday, and the two leaders reached consensus on issues concerning the Korean Peninsula, the deployment of anti-missile systems in Europe and the Asia ...

Italian farmer turns field into Putin portrait ahead of G20

Waar Media - 2017-07-05 00:29
WAAR-DUHOK: An Italian artist has used his tractor to transform a field near the Italian city of Verona into a giant portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of this week’s Group of 20 summit. The 135-meter (443-foot)-wide Putin portrait that a ...

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin to meet on 7 July at G20 Summit in Hamburg

Waar Media - 2017-07-04 15:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to hold a first meeting with US leader Donald Trump on Friday on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, the Kremlin said Tuesday. “It has been agreed for 7 July,” top Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov was ...

Russian Defence Minister arrived in Istanbul and he will meet with Erdogan

Waar Media - 2017-07-02 17:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is hosting Russian Federation Defense Minister Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shoygu on Sunday at the Tarabya Presidential Palace in İstanbul, CNN Türk reported. Shoygu’s visit takes place following a recent exch ...

Erdogan discusses issues with Putin and Trump over phone

KurdPress - 2017-07-02 07:30
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made phone calls to his Russian and American counterparts over the phone and discussed Raqqa operation in Syria, Qatar crisis and Efrin Canton crisis in northern Syria. ...

Iranian Army Verifies Death of IS Supreme Leader al-Baghdadi

BAS News - 2017-06-30 00:19
ERBIL — The Iranian Revolutionary Guard has verified the killing of the Islamic State (IS) supreme leader Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi, saying the report is confirmed “through multiple channels”. Earlier this month and after several media reports, Russian Deput ...

Russia warns to respond possible U.S. strike in Syria

KurdPress - 2017-06-29 12:08
Russia will respond with dignity and proportionately if the United States takes pre-emptive measures against Syrian government forces to stop what Washington says could be a planned chemical attack, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday ...

Syria’s Assad visits Russian air base

Waar Media - 2017-06-28 12:26
WAAR-DUHOK: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited a Russian air base at Hmeymim in western Syria on Tuesday, his first visit to the base from which Russian jets have supported his war effort. Photos circulated showed the Syrian leader in the cockpit o ...

Russia blasts U.S. “threat” over possible Syria chemical attack

Waar Media - 2017-06-27 15:10
WAAR-DUHOK: A senior Russian lawmaker on Tuesday dismissed the United States’ warning about a potential chemical weapons attack in Syria as an “unprecedented provocation,” and the Kremlin called the accusations against Syria’s government “unacceptable.” ...

Syria rejects US accusations of new chemical weapons attack

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-27 13:43
A protester carries a symbolic coffin with a baby's picture during an anti-Russia protest for its alleged role in a chemical attack in Idlib Province, Syria, in front of the Russian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, April 7, 2017. (Photo: Tumay Berkin) ...

Lavrov, Tillerson discuss Syrian crisis

Waar Media - 2017-06-27 12:38
WAAR-DUHOK: Syrian settlement, including issues of strengthening the ceasefire in that country, was in focus of a telephone conversation between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the Russian foreign ministr ...
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