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Russian warning: US planes in W. Syria are targets

Roji Kurd - 2017-06-23 00:03
Roji kurd: Moscow Monday, June 19, issued a sharp warning to the United States over its operations in Syria: “Any aircraft, including planes and drones belonging to the international coalition operating west of the Euphrates River will be tracked by Russi ...

Piyadeyên Derya ên Amerîka 24 Saet Alîkarî Dan HSDê

K-Medya - 2017-06-22 19:34
The United States Marine Corps (Piyadeyên Derya ên Amerîka) ji bejayê (erd) alîkarî dan Hêzên Suriyeya Demokratîk–HSD ku pêşengiya wê Yekîneyên Parastina Gel–YPG dikin. Ji ser Twitterê hesabê The United States Marine Corps (@USMC) hin wêne parvekirin û go ...

Russia demands probe of US downing Syrian aircraft

Waar Media - 2017-06-22 11:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia wants the United States to investigate its downing of a Syrian military aircraft in Raqqa province over the weekend, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday. “We demand a thorough investigation by the US comm ...

Russia suspends coordination with US in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-06-19 16:59
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia’s defense ministry says it is suspending coordination with the United States in Syria over so-called “de-confliction zones” after the Americans downed a Syrian government fighter jet. The United States and Russia, which has been provid ...

$200 Million Loan to Peshmerga Already Approved by US: Kurdish Official

BAS News - 2017-06-18 22:05
ERBIL — The United States has approved a loan to the Iraqi government from which $200 million will be granted to Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry, said a Kurdish official. “The [financial] assistance is part of a 2016 agreement between the US and Ir ...

Putin says Erdogan kept silent about US link to Turkey coup attempt

Waar Media - 2017-06-18 13:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with US director Oliver Stone that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had not informed him about suspicions that the United States participated in preparation of a coup attempt in Turk ...

US Immigration Authorities to Deport Kurdish Man for Minor Convictions

BAS News - 2017-06-17 18:56
SOFIA — A Kurdish man, living in the United States with minor convictions, was detained by the US immigration authorities, as part of an ongoing roundup of Iraqi nationals. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), detained Sarkaut Taro, a Kurdis ...

U.S., Qatar sign $12-billion fighter jet deal amid crisis

Waar Media - 2017-06-15 14:17
WAAR-DUHOK: A deal between the United States and Qatar for F-15 fighter jets and a visit by two American warships to Doha are showing the vital military links Washington maintains to the country now at the center of a dispute with Arab nations. Qatar sai ...

Kurdish Documentary Hits Hollywood, Wins Audience Award

The Kurdish Project - 2017-06-14 22:32
The following article was originally published in Kurdistan24. LOS ANGELES, United States (Kurdistan24) – An illuminating documentary that follows the life of a Kurdish family from Kobani into the refugee camps on Syrian-Turkish border won the audience a ...

Cultural Advisor and Linguist (OCONUS) - SOSi - United States

Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-06-14 03:00
Proficiency in Kurdish required for some positions. For 25 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for...From SOSi - Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:17:35 GMT - View all United States jobs ...

U.S. Begins Importing Iraqi Oil After Saudis Cut Exports

Waar Media - 2017-06-08 15:21
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States has begun importing Iraqi oil at a rate of 1.1 million barrels per day to replace export cuts announced by Saudi Arabia late last month, new figures compiled by Bloomberg show. New data from the Department of Energy suggests ...

Blast hits US embassy in Ukraine capital Kiev, no casualties reported

Waar Media - 2017-06-08 11:16
WAAR-DUHOK: A blast has struck the premises of the United States embassy in the Ukrainian capital, a spokesperson for Kiev’s police, Oksana Blischik, said on Thursday. “The explosion on the territory of the US embassy in Kiev is treated as an act of terr ...

The layers of [white] privilege

Seth Frantzman - 2017-06-06 17:08
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN There is a lot of talk about “white privilege,” primarily in the United States but also in some other academic and intellectual circles. Often these conversations […] ...

US: Tensions in Gulf Won’t Affect Fight Against IS

BAS News - 2017-06-05 16:38
ERBIL — The current situation resulted from the decision of some Arab states to cut ties with Qatar will not have an impact on the fight against the Islamic State (IS), according to the US. Five Gulf countries, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emi ...

‘Cooperation with Kurds an obligation’ US tells Turkish Prime Minister

Waar Media - 2017-06-05 16:17
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States has informed the Turkish authorities about the start of an operation to liberate Syria’s Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) in cooperation with Syrian Kurdish forces, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Sunday. Accord ...

Raqqa operation was launched on June 3: Turkish PM

KurdPress - 2017-06-05 13:00
The United States-led international coalition’s operation to recapture the Syrian northern city of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) started on the night of June 2, Turkey’s prime minister has said, informing that Washington briefed Ankara ahead of the op ...

Anger as Trump announces US withdrawal from global climate deal

Waar Media - 2017-06-02 15:43
WAAR-DUHOK: President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, prompting a furious global backlash and throwing efforts to slow global warming into doubt. In a sharply nationalistic address from ...

Trump to announce decision on global climate deal on Thursday

Waar Media - 2017-06-01 19:48
WAAR-DUHOK: President Donald Trump said he would announce on Thursday his decision whether to keep the United States in a global pact to fight climate change, as a source close to the matter said he was preparing to pull out of the Paris accord. Trump sa ...

Oil rises as Trump decides on climate pact, yuan surges

Waar Media - 2017-06-01 19:48
WAAR-DUHOK: Oil prices rose on Thursday, lifting energy company shares, on expectations the United States will withdraw from a global pact to fight climate change, while China’s yuan shrugged off weak factory data to hit a seven-month high against the do ...

Kurdish Independence under U.S. President Trump

E-Kurd - 2017-06-01 18:17
Rauf Naqishbendi | Ekurd.net With any conflict in Mesopotamia, it makes headlines and is of significant importance when the Kurds are involved, even to the United States. The reality is that the Kurds altered the balance of power in Mesopotamia after the ...

Arms shipments from the US to Rojava Kurds

Waar Media - 2017-05-31 17:34
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States said on Tuesday it started distributing arms to Syrian Kurdish forces battling to help retake the city of Raqqa from Islamic State, moving ahead with a war plan that has angered NATO ally Turkey. Pentagon spokesman Major Adr ...

Turkey summons U.S. envoy over Washington Kurdish protesters

E-Kurd - 2017-05-31 11:21
ANKARA,— Turkey summoned the U.S ambassador on Monday to protest the treatment of Turkish security officials in the United States during a visit by President Tayyip Erdogan last week, the foreign ministry said. A brawl erupted between Kurdish protesters ...

U.S. denies Syrian Kurdish leader Salih Muslim a visa, again

E-Kurd - 2017-05-31 11:21
WASHINGTON, D.C.,— For the second year, the United States has denied Syrian Kurdish leader a visa to speak at an event at the prestigious National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “The visa, it was actually refused,” Salih Muslim said in a video. Muslim, t ...

U.S. begins sending arms to Syrian Kurdish fighters: Pentagon

E-Kurd - 2017-05-31 11:21
WASHINGTON,— The United States on Tuesday began providing small arms to Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State group in Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria), the Pentagon said, fulfilling a pledge that has infuriated Turkey. The weapons transfers have ...

U.S. starts sending weapons to Syrian Kurds

KurdPress - 2017-05-31 10:16
The United States said on Tuesday it started distributing arms to Syrian Kurdish militia battling to help retake the city of Raqqa in northern Syria from Islamic State (IS). ...

Trump, at NATO, vows unwavering fight against terrorism

Reuters - 2017-05-25 17:13
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told fellow NATO leaders on Thursday that the United States would never stop fighting terrorism, calling the Manchester attacks "savage" and "barbaric". ...

The Turkey I no longer know / Fethullah Gulen

KurdPress - 2017-05-25 10:17
As the presidents of the United States and Turkey meet at the White House on Tuesday, the leader of the country I have called home for almost two decades comes face to face with the leader of my homeland. The two countries have a lot at stake, including t ...

US Asks Iraq to Suspend 785 Iranian-affiliated Officials

BAS News - 2017-05-23 12:29
US says these officials are implementing Iran's agendas ERBIL — The United States has asked Iraq to suspend the work of 785 officers in the ministries of defense and interior who are following the Iranian agendas, Secretary General of the European Depart ...

The Vatican’s New Femme Fatale

E-Kurd - 2017-05-23 08:58
Deyan Ranko Brashich | Exclusive to Ekurd.net It may surprise you to learn that the United States as of today has only two serving, Senate approved Ambassadors, Nikki Haley, the envoy to the United Nations and David Freedman, the Ambassador to Israel. Al ...

Yemen raid kills seven al Qaeda militants: U.S. military

Reuters - 2017-05-23 05:51
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States military said a raid against an al Qaeda compound in Yemen on Tuesday morning (local time) killed seven militants, with two U.S. officials saying the primary objective of the raid was to gather intelligence. ...

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’

Roji Kurd - 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 ...
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