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What North Korea’s Statement against Trump Really Means

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-08-10 03:44
It would be hard to deny that rhetoric on and around the Korean peninsula is at a high mark. United States President Donald Trump’s words about “fire and fury” aimed at North Korea sounded almost like the typical rhetoric coming from North Korea. North K ...

Oil prices steady as Saudi cuts September supplies

Waar Media - 2017-08-08 12:51
WAAR-DUHOK: Oil prices steadied on Tuesday after news of lower crude supplies from Saudi Arabia offset higher production from other large exporters including the United States. Saudi state oil company Aramco will cut allocations to its customers worldwid ...

Kurdistan Will Hold Referendum and Maintain Strong Ties with US: FM

BAS News - 2017-08-06 16:02
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region would maintain its strong relationship with the United States but it also insists on holding the independence referendum, said Fallah Mustafa, Kurdistan Region’s Head of Department of Foreign Relations. Mustafa told BasNews that ...

US firmly opposes Kurdish independence referendum: official

Aranews - 2017-08-06 04:55
ARA News Brett McGurk, the US envoy to the international anti-ISIS coalition, said that the United States government is firmly opposed to the Kurdish independence referendum planned for 25th September in the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq. ”We do not ...

US Provides List of Weapons Sent to YPG

BAS News - 2017-08-03 21:07
ERBIL — The United States has rejected the media reports claiming that Washington had sent “tanks” and “hundreds of truckloads of weapons” to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). “The majority of U.S. military assistance, which consists pr ...

US Congressmen Support Referendum, Call for Kurdish Independence

The Kurdish Project - 2017-08-02 02:28
The following article was originally posted in Kurdistan24. WASHINGTON DC, United States (Kurdistan24) – Three US Congressman addressed the symposium, “The Kurdistan Region: Strategic US Ally in a Tough Neighborhood” that Kurdistan24 co-sponsored with Th ...

After North Korean Missile Test, South Korean President Takes a Stance

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-08-02 01:17
North Korea’s latest ICBM test—conducted on July 28—was not as big of a shock as the one preceding it. The message North Korea sent with its initial test on July 4 was loud and clear: the country can hit the United States mainland with its missiles, and ...

Sanctions On Venezuela Could Push Oil Into The Mid-$50s

Waar Media - 2017-08-01 15:14
WAAR-DUHOK: In response to Venezuela’s controversial vote on Sunday, a move which could dramatically increase the power of President Nicolas Maduro and grant his government the ability to re-write the constitution, the United States is seriously consider ...

Turkey slams US for ‘supporting PKK, YPG’

KurdPress - 2017-08-01 13:07
Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has criticized the United States, indirectly saying that it supports the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) through its Syrian wing, the People’s Protection Units (YPG). ...

US to cut 755 US diplomatic staff in Russia, says Putin

Waar Media - 2017-07-31 13:42
WAAR-DUHOK: President Vladimir Putin on Sunday said the United States would have to cut 755 diplomatic staff in Russia and warned of a prolonged gridlock in its ties after the US Congress backed new sanctions against the Kremlin. Putin added bluntly that ...

Arab FMs to meet in Bahrain to discuss Qatar boycott

Waar Media - 2017-07-30 12:58
WAAR-DUHOK: Top officials of four Arab states boycotting Qatar are scheduled to meet in the Bahraini capital Sunday, as a political crisis that has split the Gulf enters its second month. The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, B ...

US increases military support to Kurdish-led forces in Syria

Aranews - 2017-07-30 01:18
ARA News The United States has increased its military support to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in a step to accelerate the anti-ISIS Raqqa campaign, military sources reported on Saturday. A spokesman for the SDF confirmed to ARA News th ...

US Delivers New Shipments of Arms to YPG: Report

BAS News - 2017-07-29 17:04
ERBIL — The United States has delivered two new shipments of weapons to the Syrian Kurdish forces leading the Raqqa operation. According to a report by Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency, 100 trucks, loaded with military equipment, entered the Kurdish are ...

Turkey’s publication of U.S. troop locations poses risk, Pentagon says

Waar Media - 2017-07-20 13:31
WAAR-DUHOK: The publication by Turkey’s state-run news agency of the locations of what appeared to be U.S. military posts in Syria puts American forces in danger, and the United States has complained to Turkey, a NATO ally, the Pentagon said on Wednesday ...

US Ambassador to UN appreciates ‘legitimate aspirations’ of Iraqi Kurds

Waar Media - 2017-07-19 14:02
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States appreciates the “legitimate aspirations” of the Kurds of Iraq, said its ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on Tuesday, adding meanwhile that an independence referendum may affect the priority of fighting ISIS. “Ambassador Hale ...

Cleric Gulen says he would not flee U.S. to avoid extradition to Turkey

Waar Media - 2017-07-12 17:05
WAAR-DUHOK: Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused by Turkey of instigating last year’s failed coup, says he has no plans to flee the United States and would accept extradition if Washington agrees to a request by Ankara to hand him over. ...

U.S., Qatar sign MOU on combatting terrorism, financing

Waar Media - 2017-07-12 13:37
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States and Qatar signed an agreement on combatting terrorism and its financing during a visit to Doha by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, his senior adviser R.C. Hammond told reporters. “Qatar and the United States have signe ...

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 ...

Erdogan says Turkey will respond to any threats on its border

Kom News - 2017-07-09 18:10
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey would not watch passively as weapons are sent to Kurdish fighters on its southern border, saying his country would respond to any threats to national security. The United States has been arming Kurdish YPG ...

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 ...

US to build new Consulate General in Erbil

KurdPress - 2017-07-08 08:00
The United States will build a new Consulate General in the Kurdistan Region’s capital city of Erbil, the US State Department announced in a release on Thursday. ...

CNN responds to Trump tweet

Waar Media - 2017-07-02 20:10
WAAR-DUHOK: A network spokesperson says Sunday: “It is a sad day when the president of the United States encourages violence against reporters. Clearly, Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied when she said the president had never done so.” On Sunday Trump tweeted a ...

The social problem of trafficking and women’s trade in Iran

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-06-30 11:28
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, the UNODC annual report states that sexual exploitation and forced labor are the most common targets for trafficking in human beings, forced them to begging, forced marriage and Prostitution The United ...

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 ...

US issues new visa criteria for 6 Muslim nations

Waar Media - 2017-06-29 08:34
WAAR-DUHOK: The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a “close” family or business tie to the United States. The move comes after the Supreme Court partially restored Pr ...

US ignoring major perpetrators of terror acts: Iran

KurdPress - 2017-06-28 12:04
Iran has denounced the recent US Supreme Court ruling allowing President Donald Trump’s contentious Muslim ban to be partly reinstated, saying the United States is turning a blind eye to the real culprits behind acts of terror on its soil. ...

Iran warns US against Syria escalation

KurdPress - 2017-06-28 08:37
Iran warned the United States on Tuesday against a “dangerous” escalation in Syria after Washington accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of possibly preparing a chemical attack for which he would pay a “heavy price”. ...

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.” ...

U.S. threatens Syria, says Assad is planning chemical weapons attack

Waar Media - 2017-06-27 12:38
WAAR-DUHOK: The White House warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday that he and his military would “pay a heavy price” if it conducted a chemical weapons attack and said the United States had reason to believe such preparations were underway. T ...

Iraqi Cultural Advisor - Tri-Cor Industries - United States

Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-06-27 03:00
Individual must be multi-lingual, and able to read, write and/or translate potential languages used within the province to which he/she is assigned - English,...From Tri-Cor Industries - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 06:09:24 GMT - View all United States jobs ...

Kurdish Bahdini / Kurmanji Linguist - STG, Inc. - United States

Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-06-27 03:00
Higher education in both Kurdish and in English is strongly preferred. The qualified applicant shall be a native speaker of Kurdish Kurmanji or Bahdini, raised...From STG, Inc. - Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:19:42 GMT - View all United States jobs ...

VIDEO: ‘Greater intelligence strategy required for Mosul operation’

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 23:12
Michael Pregent, an Adjunct Fellow at the Hudson Institute and former military advisor with the Peshmerga in Mosul in 2005, speaks during a panel discussion on the upcoming Mosul offensive, Washington, DC, United States, Sep. 9, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

VIDEO: ‘Baghdad, Erbil must reach written agreement post-IS’

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 23:12
Nabeel Khoury, a Nonresident Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council, during a live broadcast interview with Kurdistan24, Washington, DC, United States, Oct. 18, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

WATCH: ‘Kurds have to be part of solution in Middle East’

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 23:12
The Middle East Institute and the American Academy of Political and Social Science organized a panel where experts on issues in the region discussed the new US administration’s policies for the Middle East, Washington, DC, United States, Oct. 25, 2016. (P ...

Ezidi MP praised for courage, leadership in human rights

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 23:12
Vian Dakhil (L), a Yezidi (Ezidi) Member of the Iraqi Parliament, during the Lantos Human Rights Prize award ceremony, Washington, DC, United States, Feb. 8, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Independence not a gift

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
Ms. Abdul Rahman’s key role as Representative in Washington, DC, is to strengthen the relationship between the Kurdistan Region and the United States, according to the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) official website. Prior to Representing the KRG i ...

‘EU, US compromise with Turkey on human values’

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
The Turkish government, European Union (EU) and the United States (US) are not serious about working for peace and democracy in Turkey nor in tackling the Kurdish question in the Middle East, Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition co-leader told Kurdistan24 on T ...

Paul Bremer: Peshmerga most consistent ally of US

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
Former head of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Iraq in 2003 Paul Bremer during an interview with Kurdistan24 in Washington, DC, United States, March 31, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Kurdish teen set to make MMA debut

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Ahva Abdurrahman during training at the Nashville MMA gym, Nashville, Tennessee, United States. (Photo: Ahva Abdurrahman) ...

Debut victory for Kurdish MMA fighter

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Ahva Abdurrahman (R) stands next to opponenet Leo Woods after their fight at the Valor Fights Event, Tennessee, United States, Saturday, June 25, 2016. (Photo: Valor Fights) ...

Kurdish MMA fighter remains undefeated

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Ahva Abdurrahman (C) poses with his team after his victory at the V3 Fights event in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, Aug. 6, 2016. (Photo: Ahva Abdurahman) ...

US Representatives urge weapons block to Turkey over DC assault

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's entourage seen kicking a man lying on the ground as Washington police try to engage with other assailants, Washington, DC, United States, May 16, 2017. (Source: VOA) ...

Turkey won’t allow establishment of a state in northern Syria: Erdogan

KurdPress - 2017-06-24 12:37
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey will “never” allow the establishment of a state in northern Syria, criticizing the United States for cooperating with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG ...

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 […] ...

Iran Developing Advanced Nuclear Capabilities, Heightening Time To Weapon

Roji Kurd - 2017-06-06 00:09
If Iran is in violation of the deal, the United States will take concrete action to address this once the Trump administration finishes its interagency review of the Iran deal. Iran is believed to be developing advanced nuclear-related capabilities that c ...

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 ...
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