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Russia's Lavrov says Moscow waits for U.S. suggestions on cooperation in Syria
Reuters - 2017-02-22 13:25
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia waits for the United States to come up with proposals on a possible cooperation in Syria, Interfax news agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Wednesday. ...

Turkey sees change in U.S. stance toward operation in Syria's Raqqa: defense minister
Reuters - 2017-02-22 09:52
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's defense minister said on Wednesday there had been a slight change in the stance of the United States toward an operation on Syria's Raqqa and the role of a Syrian Kurdish militia as a result of Turkey's persistence on the matte ...

US defense minister arrives in Baghdad
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 11:04
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq’s leaders. Mattis’ arrived on an unannounced visit in Iraq ...

U.S. embassy in Kiev critical of Moscow order on Ukrainian documentation
Reuters - 2017-02-19 17:48
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States embassy in Kiev voiced concern on Sunday over Russia's decision to recognize civil registration documents issued in separatist-held areas of eastern Ukraine, saying that it threatens the Minsk peace process. ...

'Blind sheikh' convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in prison, son says
Reuters - 2017-02-18 18:42
CAIRO (Reuters) - Omar Abdel-Rahman, the extremist Muslim cleric known as "the blind sheikh" convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and of planning more attacks as part of a "war of urban terrorism" in the United States, has died i ...

Iran to Launch Military Manoeuvres Under Name Grand Prophet 11
Waar Media - 2017-02-18 16:30
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard is to conduct military drills next week, a senior commander announced Saturday, despite warnings from the United States and fresh sanctions over a ballistic missile test. “The manoeuvres called ‘Grand Prophet 1 ...

Turkey sets out Raqqa operation plans to U.S.: report
Reuters - 2017-02-18 13:38
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has presented two proposals to the United States for how to carry out a joint military operation to drive Islamic State from its stronghold in the Syrian city of Raqqa, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported on Saturday. ...

Cuba says United States has deported 117 Cuban migrants since policy shift
Reuters - 2017-02-18 08:18
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba said on Friday the United States had deported 117 migrants back to the island nation since ending its policy granting automatic residency to almost every Cuban who reached U.S. soil as part of the normalization of relations. ...

U.S. backs U.N. role in resolving Syria crisis: Gabriel
Reuters - 2017-02-17 10:20
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, including the United States, backed continued efforts by the United Nations to broker a political solution to the bloody civil war in Syria, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Ga ...

US Commander Says 60,000 IS Members Killed in Two Years
BAS News - 2017-02-16 18:43
ISTANBUL — An estimated 60,000 Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed by US coalition military efforts in the last two years, Army General Raymond Thomas, commander of United States Special Operations Command said, according to a report by militar ...

Syria's Assad says Trump travel ban "not against Syrian people"
Reuters - 2017-02-16 08:37
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's President Assad said that U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts to ban Syrian nationals from entering the United States were "not against the Syrian people", in an interview with French broadcasters that aired on Thursday. ...

Kurdish <> English Interpreter - Independent Contractor - CyraCom - United States
Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-02-16 03:03
Communicate accurately in English and Kurdish / Kurdish (Badini) / Kurdish (Kurmaji) . Kurdish (Badini) English Interpreter - Independent Contractor....From CyraCom - Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:21:26 GMT - View all jobs ...

Pentagon may recommend U.S. deploy combat troops in Syria: CNN
Reuters - 2017-02-15 22:22
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department may recommend that the United States deploy regular combat troops to Syria for the first time to fight Islamic State militants, CNN reported on Wednesday. ...

China gets an early win off Trump, but many battles remain
Reuters - 2017-02-11 07:51
BEIJING (Reuters) - Combining public bluster with behind-the-scenes diplomacy, China wrested a concession from the United States as the two presidents spoke for the first time this week, but Beijing may not be able to derive much comfort from the win on U ...

EU's Mogherini: U.S. says will fully implement Iran nuclear deal
Reuters - 2017-02-10 16:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said on Friday she was reassured during meetings with the Trump administration that the United States was committed to the full implementation of the Iran nuclear deal. ...

Trump, in phone call with China's Xi, agrees to honor 'One China' policy
Reuters - 2017-02-10 05:57
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to honor the United States' "One China" policy during a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the White House said on Thursday, as he took steps to improve ties after angering Beijing by ta ...

Somali and Amharic Linguist CAT III with Security Clearance - WorldWide Language Resources, LLC - United States
Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-02-10 05:37
ARABIC, KURDISH AND ENGLISH LIGUISTS Basic requirements for this position include, but are not limited to:....From ClearanceJobs.com - Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:10:28 GMT - View all jobs ...

Somali and Amharic Linguist CAT II and CAT III with Security Clearance - WorldWide Language Resources, LLC - United States
Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-02-10 03:01
ARABIC, KURDISH AND ENGLISH LIGUISTS Basic requirements for this position include, but are not limited to:....From ClearanceJobs.com - Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:10:28 GMT - View all jobs ...

Armed Iraqi factions threaten to target Americans in response to travel ban / Hassan al-Shanoun
KurdPress - 2017-02-09 09:42
US President Donald Trump's Jan. 27 executive order to ban nationals of Iraq and six other Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for 90 days has caused a great uproar among Iraqis. Although the travel ban has been temporarily halted by ...

International Community’s Support for Yezidis “Insufficient”: Official
BAS News - 2017-02-08 21:50
ERBIL — The United Nations, European Union and the United States are not sufficiently supporting the Kurdish Yezidis whom have been subjected to various atrocities at the hand of the Islamic State (IS), said an official. Keiri Bozani, the representative ...

Kurdish Sovereign State Will Serve US Interests: INSCT Director
BAS News - 2017-02-08 13:50
ERBIL — The establishment of a Kurdish sovereign state is in favour of the United States, said William Banks, Director at the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) at Syracuse University in the US. Banks said, in an interview with ...

Safe zone in Iraqi Kurdistan could be used as example for Syria: US General
KurdPress - 2017-02-07 07:33
A retired United States Marine Corps general and a former US National Security Advisor said on Monday that the Western intervention in 1991 to save the Iraqi Kurds from Saddam Hussein by establishing no-fly zones could be used as a successful example for ...

Safely in the United States, new arrivals breathe sigh of relief
NRT - 2017-02-06 10:13

US should lift measure suspending refugee resettlement, says UN chief Guterres
United Nations - 2017-02-06 04:47
Reacting to the recent suspension by the United States of its longstanding refugee programme, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today said resettlement is often “the only possible solution” for people fleeing conflict and persecution, and ...

Germany's Gabriel reassured on U.S. policy after Washington trip
Reuters - 2017-02-05 22:07
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Sunday he was reassured after meetings last week with top U.S. officials that the United States was committed to a united Europe and to the NATO alliance. ...

Iran announces counter sanctions against US
KurdPress - 2017-02-04 08:21
Iran has announced counter-sanctions against the United States, and asserted that President Donald Trump has violated the nuclear deal with his sanctions against them, Sputnik news agency reported. ...

Cleared Research Assistant - Technical/Quantitative (Bachelor's level) - RAND Corporation - United States
Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-02-04 03:00
Proficiency in one of the following languages — Russian, Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Kurdish or Arabic (language skills will be tested). Limited duration position;...From RAND Corporation - Tue, 31 Jan 2017 06:39:38 GMT - View all jobs ...

US directs economic sanctions at Iran after missile launch
Rûdaw - 2017-02-04 01:31
Twelve companies and 13 individuals face economic sanctions imposed by the United States directed at Iran. ...

U.S. provides Syrian Kurds with two kinds of armored vehicles
KurdPress - 2017-02-02 11:34
The United States has provided Syrian fighters battling the Islamic State (IS) with two kinds of armored vehicles for the first time, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command told VOA. ...

YPG spokesman denies receiving armored vehicle from U.S.
KurdPress - 2017-02-02 08:18
The Spokesman of the Syrian Kurdish forces of Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG), Redur Xelil, denied the YPG has received any armored vehicle and ammunition from the United States. ...

Abadi says Iraq’s oil is for Iraqis, in reaction to Trump
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s oil is the property of Iraqis, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday, in reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump who argued that the United States should have taken possession of the nation’s crude reserves. In a speech to CIA o ...

Iraqi Kurdish family’s emigration dreams dashed after Trump order
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Fuad Sharef and his Kurdish family waited two years for a visa to settle in the United States, selling their home and quitting jobs and schools in Iraq before setting off on Saturday for a new life they saw as a re ...

Iraq plans to lobby against new restrictions on travel to the U.S.
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
Iraq Shi’ite paramilitary calls for ban on U.S. nationals BAGHDAD,— Iraq plans to lobby against new restrictions on travel to the United States by Iraqis, arguing the two countries need to preserve their alliance against Islamic State, two members of the ...

Iraq asks Trump administration to ‘reconsider’ travel ban
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
BAGHDAD,— Iraq has asked the United States to reconsider the travel ban on its citizens, the foreign ministry said on Monday, taking a more diplomatic line than the Iraqi parliament which had demanded the government “retaliate”. “It is necessary that the ...

Trump travel ban leaves Iraq’s persecuted Kurdish Yazidis in limbo
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Khudeeda Naif won refuge in the United States as a member of Iraq’s Kurdish Yazidi minority, but what he fears more than religious persecution is retribution for his brother’s work as an interpreter for the U.S. ar ...

Syrian Kurdish YPG denies receiving U.S. armored vehicles: spokesman
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
YPG says U.S. armored vehicles goes to Arabs QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The syrian Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units YPG has denied receiving armored vehicles from the United States, a statement by YPG said on Wednesday. The official spok ...

U.N. experts warn Saudi-led coalition allies over war crimes in Yemen
Waar Media - 2017-02-01 03:42
A Saudi Arabia-led military coalition has carried out attacks in Yemen that “may amount to war crimes,” U.N. sanctions monitors reported to the world body’s Security Council, warning coalition allies including the United States, Britain and France that t ...

Iraq to oppose U.S. travel curbs, keen to work together against Islamic State
Waar Media - 2017-02-01 03:42
Iraq will lobby against new travel limits to the United States by Iraqis, arguing both countries need to uphold their fight against Islamic State (IS), Iraqi parliamentarians said on Sunday. The Iraqi government has so far declined comment on an executiv ...

Iraq asks Trump administration to ‘reconsider’ travel ban
Waar Media - 2017-02-01 03:42
Iraq has asked the United States to reconsider the travel ban on its citizens, the foreign ministry said on Monday, taking a more diplomatic line than the Iraqi parliament which had demanded the government “retaliate”. “It is necessary that the new Ameri ...

Chance of being killed by refugee terrorist in United States is one in 3.6 billion
Orient News - 2017-01-30 02:00

Multi Sector Programme Manager - Tearfund - United States
Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-01-28 03:03
The key project sectors in the Kurdish Region of Iraq include:. Are you an experienced Project Manager with a passion for capacity building and managing relief...From Tearfund - Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:15:11 GMT - View all jobs ...

CAT III Linguist - Advantage SCI - United States
Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-01-28 03:03
CAT III Linguist – Arabic + Kurdish. An excellent command of Arabic Levantine or Arabic Gulf Dialect and Kurdish, as well as strong verbal and written American...From Advantage SCI - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:39:38 GMT - View all jobs ...

Cleared Research Assistant - RAND - United States
Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-01-28 03:03
Proficiency in one of the following languages — Russian, Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Kurdish or Arabic (language skills will be tested). Limited duration position;...From RAND - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:13:38 GMT - View all jobs ...

Tornado rips through Mississippi killing several people
BBC - 2017-01-22 17:56
Four people died in the path of a tornado in southern Mississippi. Swathes of the south-eastern United States were hit by storms over the weekend. ...

Israel municipality approves hundreds of settlement homes in east Jerusalem
Reuters - 2017-01-22 10:58
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Jerusalem municipality approved building permits for more than 560 housing units in three East Jerusalem settlements on Sunday, two days after President Donald Trump took office in the United States. ...

Trump sworn in as 45th president
KurdPress - 2017-01-21 08:29
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday (January 20), succeeding Barack Obama and telling a bitterly divided country he will pursue "America First" policies at home and abroad. ...

Mexico deports 91 Cubans after U.S. ends 'wet foot, dry foot'
Reuters - 2017-01-20 21:43
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government has deported 91 Cubans about a week after the United States ended a so-called "wet foot, dry foot" policy that granted residency to almost every Cuban who reached U.S. soil, Mexican officials said on Friday. ...

VIDEO: Khizr Khan calls upon Trump to avoid discrimination, respect constitution
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-20 20:04
Khizr Khan, the father of an Army captain killed in Iraq who has criticized the US President-elect Donald Trump, speaking with Kurdistan24 in Washington DC, United States. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Russia’s Lavrov says U.S. invited to Astana talks on Syria: RIA
Waar Media - 2017-01-19 19:32
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that the United States had been invited to upcoming talks on the Syria conflict that are to take place in the Kazakh capital, Astana, later this month, RIA news agency reported. Reuters The post Russ ...

Facebook to build third foreign data centre in Denmark
Waar Media - 2017-01-19 19:32
Facebook will build a new data centre in the Danish city of Odense, the California-based tech company said at a press conference with local authorities, only the third such facility outside of the United States. “The Odense data centre will be one of the ...

Russia's Lavrov says U.S. invited to Astana talks on Syria: RIA
Reuters - 2017-01-19 11:27
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that the United States had been invited to upcoming talks on the Syria conflict that are to take place in the Kazakh capital, Astana, later this month, RIA news agency reported. ...

Why al Qaeda and Islamic State Threats To Attack The West Should Be Taken More Seriously Now
Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-01-19 00:18
Much like other moments when al Qaeda seemed destined for defeat, an emerging force arises to breath life into the ranks of global jihadists: this time, it was election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States. Trump’s foreign policy rhetoric ...

Come With Me On An Adventure With The Kurds Fighting ISIS
Rojikurd - 2017-01-19 00:08
This is a logbook in images, a view of a war that is unfinished but is of global importance. At 1pm and 6pm on January 18, at Lincoln Center, the New York Jewish Film Festival will premiere my critically acclaimed film, Peshmerga, in the United States as ...

President Barzani meets world leaders in Davos
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-18 19:26
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani's meeting with United States Vice-President Joe Biden in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 17, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Kurdish Linguist - Group SSI - United States
Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-01-18 03:01
And prepare documents in English and Kurdish. United States citizen or Local National Excellent command of both the English and Kurdish language(s)....From Group SSI - Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:20:10 GMT - View all jobs ...

Turkey says If U.S. wants Kurds at Syria talks, invite Islamic State too
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
ISTANBUL,— If the United States wants to invite Kurds to the upcoming Syrian peace talks it might as well invite the Islamic State jihadist group too, said Turkey’s foreign minister Saturday whose country views Kurdish fighters in Syria as extremists. The ...

Cuba, United States to fight terrorism, drug trafficking and other crimes
Reuters - 2017-01-17 02:02
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba and the United States on Monday signed an agreement to cooperate in the fight against terrorism, drug trafficking, money laundering and other international criminal activities on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump’s inaugurati ...

US sidelined in Syria, as Turkey and Russia set stall for Trump
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-16 09:44
The President of the United States Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) ...

Taiwan president says Latam trip, with U.S. transit, put island on global stage
Reuters - 2017-01-15 17:22
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Sunday her trip to Central American allies and transit stops in the United States had elevated the island's international profile, as China hit back at U.S. President-elect Donald Trump for his rema ...

Russia says facing increased cyber attacks from abroad
Reuters - 2017-01-15 15:12
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is facing increased cyber attacks from abroad, a senior security official was quoted on Sunday as saying, responding to Western accusations that Moscow is aggressively targeting information networks in the United States and Europ ...

US alarmed by Turkey’s ridiculous anti-Western rhetoric
Aranews - 2017-01-15 02:06
ARA News Amsterdam – The United States is alarmed by the ‘ridiculous’ rhetoric from the Turkish government officials attacking American foreign policy and even suggesting that the US is supporting ISIS. Turkish officials are increasingly angered due to th ...

Turkey and Russia to invite U.S. to Syria talks: Turkish minister
Reuters - 2017-01-14 17:11
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Russia have decided to invite the United States to Syria peace talks due to be held this month in the Kazakh capital Astana, Turkey's foreign minister said on Saturday. ...

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Peshmerga need more weapons
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-13 18:42
Senator Lindsey Graham in an interview with Kurdistan24 in Washington DC, United States, Jan. 12, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

U.S. lifts some financial sanctions on Sudan in nod to anti-terrorism efforts
Reuters - 2017-01-13 16:22
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States moved to ease some financial sanctions against Sudan, the White House said on Friday in response to the east African nation's recent progress in tackling terrorism. ...

U.S. set to lift some financial sanctions against Sudan
Reuters - 2017-01-13 02:39
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is set to announce the easing of some financial sanctions against Sudan on Friday for its recent efforts in helping tackle terrorism, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. ...

Russia agrees US should attend Syria talks: Turkey
Dailymail - 2017-01-13 02:16
Russia has agreed that the United States should be involved in the talks on Syria's political future planned to take place in Kazakhstan's capital Astana lat... ...

US sanctions 18 senior Syrian officials for chemical weapons attacks
Aranews - 2017-01-13 00:13
The United States on Thursday blacklisted 18 senior Syrian officials it said were connected to the country’s weapons of mass destruction program, after an international investigation found Syrian government forces were responsible for chlorine gas attacks ...

Obama ending policy giving residency to Cubans arriving in U.S.
Reuters - 2017-01-12 22:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is ending a policy that granted residency to Cubans who arrived in the United States without visas, the Associated Press reported on Thursday, citing a senior administration official. ...

U.S. sanctions Syrian military, numerous individuals
Reuters - 2017-01-12 16:57
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday slapped sanctions on Syria's military and numerous Syrian individuals, an action that freezes any assets they might have in the United States and that bars U.S. citizens from conducting transactions wit ...

Sen. Bob Corker hails Peshmerga, friendship of Kurdish people
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-12 16:49
United States Senator Bob Corker during an interview with Kurdistan24, Washington, DC, United States. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Turkey paying price for U.S. alliance with Syrian Kurds: defense minister
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
ANKARA,— Turkey and the region are paying the price for the United States choosing the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia as a partner in the fight against Islamic State, Turkish Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday. Speaking to broadcaster Haberturk, Isik ...

Iraqi Shiite militias reject rights group report on war crimes
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
BAGHDAD,— Hashid Shaabi, an umbrella organisation of Shia militia groups, on Thursday denied Amnesty International’s report saying the militias have committed war crimes using weapons provided to the Iraqi military by the United States, Europe, Russia and ...

Iraq to get $1 billion loan from U.S. for public services, reform plan
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi governmental officials took the first step of borrowing up to $1 billion from the United States on Thursday to alleviate the country’s financial crisis, help reform plans and provide public services. “These funds will help the Government o ...

Pentagon chief says U.S. troops will be needed in Iraq after Mosul falls
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
WASHINGTON,— The United States could leave a residual military force in Iraq after the Islamic State is pushed out of its last stronghold there, Defense Secretary Ash Carter indicated Tuesday, saying militants loyal to the terror group will continue to po ...

Obama urges Americans to 'defend US values' in farewell speech
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-11 16:57
A tearful President of the United States Barack Obama during his farewell address in Chicago, Jan. 10, 2017. (Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times) ...

Washington will not prevent Kurdish independence: Ret. US General
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-11 16:57
Retired United States Army General Ernie Audino during a live interview with Kurdistan24. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

US supports Turkey’s campaign against PKK
Aranews - 2017-01-11 02:57
ARA News Amsterdam – The United States backs talks between Turkey and Iraq, and also supports Turkish actions against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), US State Department said. The Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim visited Erbil and Baghdad earlier ...

How Should the New U.S. President Play the "Kurdish Card" in the Middle East?
Washingtoninstitute - 2017-01-10 23:08
Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, the United States administration divided the world conceptually into good and evil blocs, with most of the evil blocs located in the Middle East. Pushing al-Qaeda out, toppling the Taliban in Afghanistan, and ...

U.S. citizens targeted after extradition of Haiti ex-coup leader
Reuters - 2017-01-10 12:51
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haitian police have evacuated some 50 U.S. citizens to safety after attempted attacks by supporters of Haitian Senator-elect Guy Philippe, who was arrested and extradited to the United States last week, a police official said on ...

US disagrees with Iraq’s ex-PM Maliki on Israel ‘being a terrorist threat’
Aranews - 2017-01-10 02:23
ARA News Erbil – The US government said that the United States doesn’t agree with the statements of Iraq’s ex-PM Nouri al-Maliki calling Israel ‘a terrorist threat’ during his visit to Teheran last week. Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq’s ex Prime Minister and curre ...

Erdogan sees progress in Turkish-U.S. dialogue under Trump
Reuters - 2017-01-09 14:08
ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he believed Turkey's dialogue with the United States will gain pace after President-elect Donald Trump takes office and they will reach a consensus on regional issues. ...

North Korea says can test-launch ICBM at any time: KCNA
Reuters - 2017-01-08 14:41
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Sunday it can test launch an intercontinental ballistic missile at any time from any location set by leader Kim Jong Un, saying the United States' hostile policy is to blame for its arms development. ...

Sen. Marco Rubio: Kurds are 'good, strong' ally
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-08 12:29
United States Senator from Florida Marco Rubio during an interview with Kurdistan24. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

French military to boost defenses against cyber attacks: minister
Reuters - 2017-01-08 01:22
PARIS (Reuters) - France is no less vulnerable than the United States to cyber attacks from foreign countries and the French military will boost its resources to defend against them, the French defense minister said on Sunday. ...

Senator Marco Rubio: Kurds are 'good, strong' ally
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-07 21:18
United States Senator from Florida Marco Rubio during an interview with Kurdistan24. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Kurdish-English Interpreter, Independent Contractor - CyraCom - United States
Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-01-07 03:02
Immediate Need For Kurdish Interpreters. CyraCom is the leading provider of language interpreting services and employs thousands of interpreters – more than the...From CyraCom - Fri, 06 Jan 2017 02:59:10 GMT - View all jobs ...

Jonathan Gold tells you what to order at the only Kurdish restaurant in the western United States - LA Times
Latimes - 2017-01-06 19:34

Namibians sue Germany in U.S. over early-1900s genocide
Reuters - 2017-01-06 15:51
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Descendants of the Herero and Nama people from what is now Namibia are suing Germany in the United States over a genocide carried out by German colonial troops in the early 1900s, in which more than 100,000 people were killed. ...

Turkey paying price for U.S. alliance with Syrian Kurdish militia -defence min
Dailymail - 2017-01-06 10:42
ANKARA, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Turkey and the region are paying the price for the United States choosing the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia as a partner in the fight ... ...

Turkey paying price for U.S. alliance with Syrian Kurdish militia: defense minister
Reuters - 2017-01-06 10:21
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and the region are paying the price for the United States choosing the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia as a partner in the fight against Islamic State, Turkish Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday. ...

Kerry says U.S. encouraging Astana talks on Syria as step to peace
Dailymail - 2017-01-06 03:20
By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - The United States is encouraging Syria peace talks being prepared by Russia later this month in the Kazakh ... ...

Former Haitian coup leader arrested after Senate seat win: source
Reuters - 2017-01-06 00:48
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - A Haitian politician and former coup leader wanted for alleged drug trafficking and money laundering in the United States was arrested on Thursday, a police source said, days before he was slated to take up a Senate seat. ...

Kerry says U.S. encouraging Astana talks on Syria as step to peace
Reuters - 2017-01-05 23:33
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is encouraging Syria peace talks being prepared by Russia later this month in the Kazakh capital Astana and hopes they will produce a step toward peace, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday. ...

U.S., European weapons used to commit war crimes in Iraq: Amnesty
Reuters - 2017-01-05 11:29
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Militias fighting alongside Iraqi troops against Islamic State are committing war crimes using weapons provided to the Iraqi military by the United States, Europe, Russia and Iran, Amnesty International said on Thursday. ...

Stopover Hysteria: Understanding Tsai’s Stopover in the United States
Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-01-05 02:25
Photo credit: The Office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio On January 7, President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan will embark on a trip to the United States—not to visit President Barack Obama or President-elect Donald Trump, but to refuel her plane, rest, and conduct ...

Moscow seeks naval drills as Russian warships visit Manila
Reuters - 2017-01-03 08:29
MANILA (Reuters) - Russia wants to hold maritime drills with the Philippines to help combat terrorism and piracy, sending two warships to Manila for the first official navy-to-navy contact, as President Rodrigo Duterte pivots to United States' traditional ...

Turkey says Syrian Kurdish YPG should not be involved in peace talks
E-Kurd - 2017-01-01 04:37
ANKARA,— Turkey would welcome the United States at Syrian peace talks planned in Astana, Kazakhstan, but the Kurdish YPG militia of Syrian Kurdistan should not be involved, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday. “From the start, we have ...

Turkey arrests American reporter amidst wider crackdown on media
Aranews - 2016-12-31 19:20
ARA News The Turkish authorities detained an American journalist for nearly three days this past week, without permitting him to contact his family or attorneys. Dion Nissenbaum, 49, was released and returned with his family to the United States on Friday ...

US Retreat from Syria / David L. Phillips*
KurdPress - 2016-12-31 09:24
Russia and Turkey are systematically excluding the United States from events in Syria. The US must either demand a seat at the table, shaping negotiations, or cede diplomacy to Russia and Turkey, knowing they will act in their narrow national interests t ...

YPG should not be involved in Syria talks: Turkish FM
KurdPress - 2016-12-31 03:19
Turkey would welcome the United States at Syrian peace talks planned in Astana, Kazakhstan, but the Syrian Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) militia should not be involved, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday. ...

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