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Iran accuses US of arming terrorists, spreading ‘Iranophobia’

Waar Media - 2017-05-22 17:00
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran accused the United States on Monday of selling arms to “dangerous terrorists” in the Middle East and of spreading “Iranophobia” to encourage Arab states to purchase arms, state TV reported. “Once again, by his repetitive and baseless cla ...

TPP countries keep trade deal alive without Trump's U.S.

Reuters - 2017-05-21 08:22
HANOI (Reuters) - Countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreed on Sunday to look at ways to move the trade deal forward without the United States after President Donald Trump pulled out in favour of an "America First" policy. ...

U.S. says Iran directed convoy targeted by U.S. air strike in Syria

Reuters - 2017-05-20 01:37
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it believed Iran was directing an advancing convoy in southern Syria on Thursday targeted by military aircraft, a possible sign of increased tension between Washington and Tehran in the Syrian war. ...

U.S. to arm Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
VILNIUS,— The United States on Tuesday announced it would supply arms and military equipment to Kurdish fighters in Syrian Kurdistan battling the Islamic State group (Daesh), a move likely to anger key ally Turkey which considers the Kurdish forces to be ...

Turkey slams U.S. decision to arm Kurdish fighters in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
ANKARA,— Turkey on Wednesday slammed as unacceptable a US plan to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said it was “out of the question” for Turkey to accept any direct or indirect help for the PKK. “The United States and T ...

Turkey’s Erdogan urges U.S. to reverse decision on arming Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
ANKARA,— Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday urged the United States to reverse a decision on arming Syrian Kurdish fighters whom Turkey considers terrorists, saying he would raise the issue in talks with Donald Trump next week. The Kurdi ...

U.S. to arm Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan ‘very quickly’

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
WASHINGTON,— The United States will soon start delivering weapons to Kurdish fighters in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), despite furious Turkish objections, a US military spokesman said. A first consignment of weapons is already in place for delivery and coul ...

U.S. told Turkey Syrian Kurdish YPG would not stay on in Raqqa: PM

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
LONDON— The United States has told Turkey the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia would not remain in the region after an operation on Syria’s Raqqa, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday. Speaking to reporters in London where he is on an official ...

Condoleezza Rice: Kurds Most Competent, Coherent Group in Iraq

The Kurdish Project - 2017-05-17 03:05
The following article was originally published in Kurdistan24. WASHINGTON DC, United States (Kurdistan24) – Condoleezza Rice, former US Secretary of State and National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, speaks highly of the Kurds in her new bo ...

North Korea link emerges in global cyberattacks

Waar Media - 2017-05-16 17:47
WAAR-DUHOK: Security researchers have reported signs of a potential North Korea link to the massive cyberattack campaign that sparked havoc in computer systems worldwide and opened fresh political rifts between Russia and the United States. After days of ...

U.S. says Syrians have built crematorium near prison

Reuters - 2017-05-15 18:11
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has evidence the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has built a crematorium near the site of its Sednaya prison, a State Department official said on Monday. ...

US arms to YPG will not end up in PKK hands: PYD leader

KurdPress - 2017-05-15 12:54
Weapons promised to be delivered to the Syria Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) by the United States will not end up in the hands of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the leader of Democratic Union Party (PYD), the main Kurdish party in Syria, sai ...

Nechirvan Barzani, McGurk discuss political issues, IS fight

KurdPress - 2017-05-15 12:54
The United States’ Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk arrived on Sunday evening in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region, where he met Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani. The two sides discussed Erbil-Washington rel ...

Delegation, Led by Head of KRG Security Council, to Visit Washington

BAS News - 2017-05-14 10:47
The delegation will hold meetings with a number of US officials ERBIL — The Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani, is scheduled to visit the United States within the next few days where he will meet with a number of U ...

North Korea would talk with US under the ‘right conditions’

Rojikurd - 2017-05-14 00:01
“North Korea will have talks with U.S. under ‘right’ conditions” A senior North Korean diplomat, who handles relations with the United States, said on Saturday that Pyongyang would have dialogue with the U.S. administration if conditions were right, South ...

YPG militia will not stay on in Raqqa: PM

KurdPress - 2017-05-13 13:13
The United States has told Turkey that the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) will not remain in the region after the operation to take Syria’s Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS), Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on May 12. ...

SDF Fully Liberated Syria’s Tabqa: US

BAS News - 2017-05-11 00:09
ERBIL — The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces on Wednesday completely liberated the strategic town of Tabqa and a nearby dam from Islamic State (IS), the United States confirmed. “ISIS defeated in Tabqa Dam and Tabqa City, now in hands of Syrian Democra ...

US to Provide KRG with $200 Million Interest-Free Loan

BAS News - 2017-05-11 00:09
ERBIL — The United States will provide the Iraqi government with a large loan from which Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will also benefit, said a Peshmerga Ministry official. “The loan is said to be long-term with free interests,” said Jabbar Yawar, ...

EU urges U.S. not to cut U.N. funds, stay committed to climate deal

Reuters - 2017-05-09 18:34
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The European Union foreign policy chief urged the United States on Tuesday to keep funding U.N. agencies that deal with issues such as food aid, refugees and children, describing their work as sometimes more important to peace a ...

White House climate change meeting postponed

Waar Media - 2017-05-09 16:01
WAAR-DUHOK: The White House has postponed a Tuesday meeting to discuss whether the United States should withdraw from the landmark international climate deal struck in Paris under the Obama administration. The White House said late Monday that the meetin ...

Project of US, UK, Germany for Establishing Professional Peshmerga Force

Waar Media - 2017-05-08 15:37
WAAR-DUHOK: A joint defense team from the United States, United Kingdom and Germany has presented a draft plan to Kurdish officials including Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani to help build a ‘robust and professional’ Peshmerga force capable of defending ...

Spooked by Trump, Central American immigrants turn to Mexico

Reuters - 2017-05-05 16:32
TENOSIQUE, Mexico (Reuters) - Cradling her newborn son in a steamy migrant shelter near the Guatemalan border, Concepcion Bautista says she still plans to reach the United States, but will linger in Mexico to see how U.S. President Donald Trump's immigrat ...

Russia: Syria safe zones to be shut for U.S., coalition planes - agencies

Reuters - 2017-05-05 10:12
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The safe zones which are being created in Syria will be closed for warplanes of the United States and those of the U.S.-led coalition, Russian news agencies quoted Russian envoy at Syria peace talks Alexander Lavrentyev as saying on Fri ...

Pakistan extends house arrest of Islamist blamed for Mumbai attack

Reuters - 2017-05-01 19:06
LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan has extended by three months the house arrest of Hafiz Saeed, accused by the United States of masterminding the 2008 attacks on the Indian financial capital Mumbai that killed 166 people, a Pakistani official said on ...

US-led coalition disagrees with Turkey over YPG-PKK ties

KurdPress - 2017-04-30 12:11
A US-led coalition spokesperson on Saturday told ARA News that for the United States there is a difference between the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the People’s Protection Units (YPG). The US-led coalition recognizes the PKK as a threat to Turkey. ...

Russia Asks US Share Information on IS Chemical Attacks Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-04-30 04:24
LEEDS — Russia called on the United States to share information on alleged chemical weapons used by Islamic State (IS) in Iraqi Kurdistan, Russian Foreign Ministry announced in statement on Saturday. According to a statement by Russian Foreign Ministry, ...

Two More Peshmerga Brigades to Be Armed and Trained by US: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-29 14:51
ERBIL — After arming and training two brigades of the Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces, the United States will fully arm and train two more Peshmerga brigades, Jabar Yawar, the Secretary General of Peshmerga Ministry, told BasNews. Yawar told BasNews on ...

U.S. renews Belarus sanctions relief

Reuters - 2017-04-28 20:41
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday extended sanctions relief for Belarus for another six months, continuing a policy begun during the Obama administration meant to encourage a country traditionally in Russia's orbit to turn to the West. ...

UK could join U.S. action in event of new Syria chemical attack: Johnson

Reuters - 2017-04-27 10:49
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain would find it difficult to refuse a request for military assistance in Syria from the United States if President Donald Trump decided to take action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over chemical weapons use, foreign min ...

China welcomes U.S. saying it's open to talks on North Korea

Reuters - 2017-04-27 10:49
BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - China on Thursday welcomed an apparently softer tone by the United States on the North Korean nuclear and missile crisis but stressed its opposition to a U.S. missile defense system being deployed in South Korea. ...

Hawija Operation Delayed for US Presidential Election: Iraqi MP

BAS News - 2017-04-26 22:19
Washington wished to liberate Mosul before the election BAGHDAD — The last presidential election in the United States has greatly affected the military plans against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, resulting in moving onto Mosul and postponing an operati ...

US ‘deeply concerned’ about Turkish airstrikes in Iraq, Syria

Waar Media - 2017-04-26 14:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Acting US State Department spokesperson Mark Toner has criticized Turkey for attacking Kurdish Militery forces in Syria and Iraq early on Tuesday and not coordinating the operation with the United States in advance. The Turkish military carri ...

U.S. expressed deep concern over Turkish strike against Kurds

KurdPress - 2017-04-25 23:15
The United States on Tuesday expressed "deep concern" over Turkish air strikes against Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq and said they were not authorized by the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State (IS), Reuters reported. ...

U.S. sanctions hundreds of employees of Syrian research center

Reuters - 2017-04-24 20:02
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday blacklisted 271 employees of a Syrian government agency it said was responsible for developing chemical weapons, weeks after a poison gas attack killed scores of people in a rebel-held province in Syria. ...

German intelligence spied on Interpol: Spiegel

Reuters - 2017-04-22 12:38
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency spied on the Interpol international police agency for years and on the group's country liaison offices in dozens of countries such as Austria, Greece and the United States, a German magazine sai ...

Russia complains to U.S. over exclusion from Syria chemical probe

Reuters - 2017-04-22 02:32
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has told the United States it regrets Washington's opposition to letting its inspectors take part in an investigation into a chemical weapons attack in Syria earlier this month, the foreign ministry said on Friday. ...

U.S. troubled by increasing extrajudicial killings in Philippines

Reuters - 2017-04-20 22:21
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it was troubled by the growing number of extrajudicial killings in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs and called on Manila to stick to its commitment to investigate them. ...

Iraqi Cultural Advisor (ICA) - Tri-Cor Industries - United States

Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-04-20 03:03
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U.S. considers restoring Pyongyang to terror sponsor list: Tillerson

Reuters - 2017-04-19 23:12
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States is looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on North Korea over its nuclear program, including whether Pyongyang should have been removed from a U.S. list of stat ...

Canada police charge woman for smuggling asylum-seekers from U.S.

Reuters - 2017-04-19 21:04
TORONTO/WINNIPEG (Reuters) - Canadian police on Wednesday said they charged a woman with human smuggling offences in connection with the asylum seekers who have been streaming over the border from the United States in growing numbers in recent months. ...

US Sends Peshmerga over $20 Million Monthly: Ministry

BAS News - 2017-04-19 00:11
ERBIL — In accordance to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga and United States’ Department of Defense, Washington continues providing 26 billion Iraqi Dinnar (approximately $20.3 million) monthly to Kurd ...

China's man on North Korea crisis cools heels in Beijing

Reuters - 2017-04-18 08:40
SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - The travels and travails of China’s veteran point man on North Korea underscore China’s growing frustration in its efforts to broker a negotiated solution to rising tensions between North Korea and the United States. ...

Heroics of Peshmerga Inspire Kurdish MMA Fighter to Win

BAS News - 2017-04-17 17:04
ERBIL — Ahva Abdurraham, an eighteen-year-old Kurdish national born in the US, was victorious over his opponent Ben Brown, in the competition that took place in Tennessee, United States, on Saturday.Following the completion of his fifth amateur bout, and ...

Turkey Suggests US New Raqqa Plan Without YPG

BAS News - 2017-04-16 00:57
ERBIL — During his recent visit to Washington, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık proposed a new plan to liberate Syria’s Raqqa from Islamic State. The plan includes Turkey and United States without the Syrian Kurdish forces having a role. Işık told Mat ...

“Misdirected” Coalition Airstrike Kills 18 SDF Fighters

BAS News - 2017-04-14 01:39
ERBIL — The US-led coalition fighter jets have mistakenly killed 18 fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement. “A Coalition air strike in support of partnered forces fighting ISIS sout ...

U.S.-Russia relations at another low after Syria attacks

Reuters - 2017-04-13 00:59
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday trust had eroded between the United States and Russia under President Donald Trump as Moscow delivered an unusually hostile reception to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a face-off o ...

White House accuses Russia of deflecting blame on Syria attack

Reuters - 2017-04-12 00:23
WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States accused Russia on Tuesday of trying to shield Syria's leader from blame for a deadly poison gas attack last week, as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brought a Western message to Moscow condemning its s ...

Western push at U.N. to boost backing for Syria gas attack inquiry

Reuters - 2017-04-11 20:12
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States, Britain and France want the United Nations Security Council to bolster its support for international inquiries into a deadly toxic gas attack in Syria that western powers blame on Syrian President Bashar al-As ...

Putin says expects 'fake' gas attacks to discredit Syria's Assad

Reuters - 2017-04-11 15:27
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had information that the United States was planning to launch new missile strikes on Syria, and that there were plans to fake chemicals weapons attacks there. ...

As tensions climb, U.S. bolsters protection of forces in Syria

Reuters - 2017-04-10 18:01
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has made slight adjustments to its military activities in Syria to strengthen protection of American forces following strikes last week on a Syrian airbase that have heightened tensions, U.S. officials tell Reuters ...

G7 foreign ministers seek U.S. clarity over Syria

Reuters - 2017-04-10 04:43
LUCCA, Italy (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven major industrialized nations meet on Monday for an annual gathering, with Europe and Japan seeking clarity from the United States on an array of issues, especially Syria. ...

US, Russia Competing over YPG: Turkish FM

BAS News - 2017-04-10 00:23
SOFIA — The United States (US) and Russia are competing over the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), said Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Sunday. According to the Turkish Foreign Minister, both the US and Russia are "competing f ...

US envoy to UN threatens further military action in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-04-09 14:44
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States on Friday threatened to take further military action in Syria following its missile strikes on an air base in the war-wracked country in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack. “The United States took a very measured st ...

UK's Johnson cancels Moscow visit after Syria gas attack

Reuters - 2017-04-08 14:46
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday he had canceled a visit to Moscow due to take place on April 10 after developments in Syria where a poison gas attack in a rebel-held area prompted the United States to launch mi ...

Indian police arrest alleged kingpin of U.S. tax scam

Reuters - 2017-04-08 09:24
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian police said on Saturday they had arrested the alleged mastermind behind a call center scam that targeted thousands of Americans in the United States, netting more than $300 million. ...

Mexico to grant residency to 588 stranded Cubans

Reuters - 2017-04-08 02:11
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico said on Friday it would grant residency permits to 588 Cubans who were stranded in the north of the country after the United States ended its "wet-foot, dry-foot" policy, which had given legal status to almost every Cuban to ...

Exclusive: Mexico opens up its heroin fight to U.S., U.N. observers

Reuters - 2017-04-07 21:41
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - For the first time in at least a decade, Mexico's army is allowing the United States and the United Nations to observe opium poppy eradication, a step toward deeper cooperation to fight heroin traffickers, three sources in Mexico s ...

Kosovo bows to U.S., NATO pressure, puts off plan to create army

Reuters - 2017-04-07 14:31
PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo President Hashim Thaci bowed to pressure from traditional allies the United States and NATO on Friday by putting off plans to establish an army strongly opposed by the country's minority Serbs. ...
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