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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
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 - Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:59:30 GMT - View all jobs ...

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. ...

Overseas Linguist - Consulting Services Group, LLC - United States

Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-04-18 03:00
Sudanese Arabic, Russian, Farsi (Persian), North African Arabic (Moroccan, Algerian, Tunisian, Libyan, and Hassaniyah of Mauritania, Tuareg), Kurdish, Turkish,...From Consulting Services Group, LLC - Sun, 16 Apr 2017 14:34:26 GMT - View all jobs ...

Linguist (General) - Consulting Services Group, LLC - United States

Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-04-18 03:00
Sudanese Arabic, Russian, Farsi (Persian), North African Arabic (Moroccan, Algerian, Tunisian, Libyan, and Hassaniyah of Mauritania, Tuareg), Chechen, Danish,...From Consulting Services Group, LLC - Sun, 16 Apr 2017 14:34:26 GMT - View all jobs ...

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 ...

Moscow suspends US-Russia memorandum on flights safety in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-04-07 11:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia suspends the Memorandum on preventing incidents and ensuring flights safety during operations in Syria earlier signed with the United States in the wake of the US strike on the Syrian airbase, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on F ...

At U.N., France urges U.S. to commit to Syria solution

Reuters - 2017-04-05 17:52
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - France urged Russia on Wednesday to exert stronger pressure on the Syrian government to end the country's six-year-long war after a poison gas attack killed scores of people, and called on the United States to seriously commit t ...

France, UK, US demands probe into Syria gas attack

Waar Media - 2017-04-05 12:46
WAAR-DUHOK: Britain, France and the United States on Tuesday presented a draft resolution to the UN Security Council condemning the suspected chemical attack in Syria and demanding a full investigation. The text, obtained by AFP, called on the Organisati ...

U.S., France, Britain propose U.N. resolution on Syria gas attack

Reuters - 2017-04-05 10:35
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States, Britain and France on Tuesday proposed a United Nations Security Council resolution to condemn a suspected deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria, which diplomats said would likely be put to a vote on Wednesd ...

Washington Seeks Continued Coordination with Erbil: US Delegation

BAS News - 2017-04-04 23:17
ERBIL — A high-level delegation from the United States on Tuesday met with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani in Erbil, ensuring the Kurds of continued US supports and stating that Washington is in need of coordination with Erbil. According to a p ...

Syrian people do not want Assad as leader: Haley

Reuters - 2017-04-03 22:33
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States does not believe that the Syrian people want President Bashar al-Assad as their leader any longer, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Monday. ...

U.N. calls on Gulf countries to do more to help Syrian refugees

Reuters - 2017-04-02 17:55
KUWAIT (Reuters) - A senior United Nations refugee official on Sunday called on Gulf Arab states to give more to help Syrians displaced by six years of civil war, saying she saw little sign that the crisis would end any time soon. ...

Ford recalls F-250 pickups that could roll while in park

Waar Media - 2017-04-02 14:30
WAAR-DUHOK: Ford Motor Co (F.N) is recalling about 52,600 F-250 pickup trucks sold in the United States and Canada because the vehicles could roll after the driver moves the automatic transmission lever into park position, the company said on Saturday. T ...

U.S. trained 18,000 Iraqi Kurdish fighters for Islamic State fight

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
WASHINGTON,— The United States has trained 18,000 Kurdish Peshmerga forces with Iraq Train and Equip Funding (ITEF) in order to support the ongoing operation against Islamic State (IS) militants in the country, the State Department said. The Office of th ...

Iraq receives U.S. consent to buy arms supplies worth over $22 billion

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
WASHINGTON,— The Iraqi government has received the consent of the U.S. Department of State to buy American weapons in the form of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) worth more than $22 billion in a 12 year period. The United States has been Iraq’s primary supp ...

U.S. signals policy decision soon on Russian arms treaty allegations

Reuters - 2017-03-31 17:12
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis signaled on Friday Washington might soon decide how to respond to what it says are Russian violations of a Cold War-era arms control agreement, saying the United States was conferring with allies. ...

Tillerson says US, Turkey face ‘difficult options’ for Syria

Waar Media - 2017-03-30 17:21
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States and Turkey must make “difficult decisions” about how to fight the Islamic State group in Syria. Tillerson is speaking in Ankara after meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Ca ...

U.S. weighs bigger role in Yemen's war, boosting aid to allies

Reuters - 2017-03-28 00:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering deepening its role in Yemen's conflict by more directly aiding its Gulf allies battling Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, officials say, potentially relaxing a U.S. policy that limited American support. ...

US to Send 200 Troops to Either Syria or Iraq

BAS News - 2017-03-27 22:17
SOFIA — The United States announced on Monday that it will deploy about 200 additional troops to the Middle East at the request of the US military in Baghdad. According to recent reports in media outlets, two companies of the US Army 82nd Airborne Divisi ...

U.S.-backed Syrian militia makes gains against Islamic State

Reuters - 2017-03-26 13:40
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Kurdish and Arab Syrian militia backed by the United States has captured the town of Karama as it prepares for an assault on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa that it expects to take place in early April, it said on Sunday. ...

US urges Turkey, Europe to tone down rhetoric amid row

KurdPress - 2017-03-25 03:19
The United States has called on Turkey and European countries to “tone down the rhetoric,” amid tension between Ankara and the continent that kindled with the barring of Turkish officials to campaign for the upcoming constitutional referendum, with later ...

Oil edges up as Saudis cut supplies to U.S., but global glut remains

Waar Media - 2017-03-24 13:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Oil prices edged up on Friday, supported by a fall in Saudi exports to the United States, but overall markets remained under pressure on the back of a world market awash with fuel. Benchmark Brent crude futures LCOc1 were at $50.69 per barrel ...

Iraqi PM Abadi to meet U.S. president Trump on Monday

E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
WASHINGTON,— U.S. President Trump will host Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House on Monday. As he left Iraq for the United States Sunday, Abadi said Iraqi forces were close to ridding the country of ISIS and that he would talk to the U ...

US-led Coalition Gathering to Discuss End of IS

BAS News - 2017-03-23 00:46
LEEDS — Diplomats from all 68 member states of the international US-led coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria met on Wednesday in the capital of the United States, Washington. US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, welcomed ...

U.S. restricts electronics from 10 airports, mainly in Middle East

Reuters - 2017-03-21 16:15
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming to the United States from 10 airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecifi ...

Iraqi Hezbollah warns US against staying in country

KurdPress - 2017-03-21 06:26
Presence of the United States forces in Iraq tends to be more dangerous for the country than the Daesh terrorist group, says the military spokesman for the Iraqi Kata'ib Hezbollah. ...

Trump and Abadi Meet in Washington

BAS News - 2017-03-21 01:09
LEEDS — The President of the United States Donald Trump met with the Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi on Monday, two days ahead of a ministerial which will discuss the ongoing global military campaign against the so-called Islamic State (IS) group ...

United States ‘efficiently playing Kurdish card in Syria’

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
MOSCOW,— Kurdish fighters have been America’s go-to ground force when it comes to tackling Islamic State IS [Daesh] in the Middle East, but Washington’s support for and reliance on the ethnic group which has long tried to achieve greater autonomy, if not ...

U.S. spokesman says PKK has no place on the battlefield

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
WASHINGTON,— The United States said the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has no place on the battlefield as it is considered a terrorist organization by the country. Acting Spokesperson of the U.S. State Department, Mark Toner, said during a press conferen ...

It is friendships and alliances that will protect the USA

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
Harun Yahya | Ekurd.net The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. The executive order “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” signed last week by US President Donald Trump suddenly came to ...

Turkey seeks diplomatic solution on Syria’s Manbij: minister

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
ANKARA,— Finding a diplomatic solution with the United States and Russia on northern Syria’s Manbij has become a necessity, and a military approach would only be considered if diplomacy failed, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said on Thursday. The US ...

Senior U.N. official quits after 'apartheid' Israel report pulled

Reuters - 2017-03-18 02:31
BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A senior U.N. official resigned on Friday over the withdrawal of a report accusing Israel of imposing an "apartheid regime" on Palestinians, saying "powerful member states" pressured the world body and its chief with "vic ...

German minister says Europe, U.S. should stick to Russia sanctions

Reuters - 2017-03-17 21:18
BERLIN (Reuters) - Europe and the United States should keep sanctions in place against Russia until there is progress in implementing the 2015 Minsk accords aimed at ending the violence in eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said. ...

Yahoo cyber indictment shows Kremlin, hackers working hand-in-hand

Reuters - 2017-03-16 06:09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wednesday's indictments in the United States of four people in a 2014 cyber attack on Yahoo Inc provides the clearest details yet on what some U.S. officials say is a symbiotic relationship between Moscow's security services and pri ...

Kurdish singer awarded by distinguished American music college

Waar Media - 2017-03-15 22:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish singer Aynur Dogan is to be honored with the Master of Mediterranean Music Award on Thursday by the Berklee College of Music in Boston, United States. The College’s Mediterranean Music Institute (MMI) will be holding its annual Spring ...

US Supports Only Official KRG, Iraqi Forces in Sinjar: Envoy

BAS News - 2017-03-13 17:05
Washington will continue supporting Erbil ERBIL — The United States wants only official forces of Kurdistan Region and Iraq to operate in the Yezidi town of Sinjar in north of the country, said senior US official. In a meeting with Kurdistan Region Presi ...

U.S. deploys attack drones to South Korea amid tension with North

Reuters - 2017-03-13 10:54
SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States has started to deploy attack drones to South Korea, a U.S. military spokesman said on Monday, days after it began to deploy an advanced anti-missile system to counter "continued provocative actions" by isolated North Ko ...

US, NATO Prepare Roj Peshmerga for Anti-IS Campaign in Syria

BAS News - 2017-03-12 19:46
ISTANBUL — The Peshmerga forces operating under the control of the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) are currently being trained in northern Iraq by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the United States-led international coalition's ad ...

Coalition, NATO training Roj Peshmerga in Kurdistan Region

KurdPress - 2017-03-12 15:27
Peshmerga military units affiliated to the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) are being trained by NATO and United States-led international coalition instructors to fight against the Islamic State (IS) terrorists, council representative Kawa Azizi sai ...

U.S. says Kurdish YPG group of Syrian Kurdistan not terrorist

E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
WASHINGTON,— The United States supports the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syrian Kurdistan despite Turkey’s concerns over the issue, U.S. State Department spokesperson Mark Toner has said, repeating that Washington still views the Kurdistan ...
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