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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 forces storm IS-held Tabqa military airport in northern Syria: spokesman
Reuters - 2017-03-26 19:26
AMMAN (Reuters) - A United States-backed alliance of militias fighting Islamic State have stormed the Tabqa military airport held by militants, a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman said on Sunday. ...

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 ...

Appeal to United States Congress and Friends To Grant Asylum and In-country Assistant to Yezidis of Iraq
Kurdistantribune - 2017-03-24 09:39

U.S.-Israeli teen arrested in Israel over bomb threats to Jewish centers
Reuters - 2017-03-23 15:40
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A man was arrested in Israel on Thursday on suspicion of making dozens of hoax bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States, Australia and New Zealand over the past three months, police said on Thursday. ...

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 ...

Tillerson: Defeating ISIS is United States’ top goal in the Middle East
NRT - 2017-03-22 17:12

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 ...

US calls on Turkey to respect, ensure fundamental freedoms
KurdPress - 2017-03-18 11:19
The United States has called on Turkey to respect and ensure essential freedoms over concerns on human rights issues and freedoms in the country. ...

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 ...

Kurds want permanent U.S. base in Kurdistan Region: magazine
KurdPress - 2017-03-15 08:18
Kurds want the United States to remain besides them to finish their quest for independence from Iraq and, therefore, have demanded for a permanent U.S. base in the autonomous region in the north of Iraq. ...

Will the United States speak out against Turkey’s spiral downward? - The Washington Post
Washingtonpost - 2017-03-15 01:46

North Korea warns of 'merciless' strikes as U.S. carrier joins South Korea drills
Reuters - 2017-03-14 04:57
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea warned the United States on Tuesday of "merciless" attacks if an aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson, which is joining South Korean forces for exercises, infringes on its sovereignty or dignity. ...

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 ...

Russia says ready to resume contacts with USA on Syria: Ifax
Reuters - 2017-03-13 12:31
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on Monday that Moscow was ready to resume contacts with the United States on Syria, the Interfax news agency reported. ...

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 ...

Turkey’s plans in Syria face setbacks as Kurds see more U.S. support
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
ANKARA,— Turkey has lost momentum in the war for northern Syria as the United States draws on Kurdish allies in the assault on Islamic State-held Raqqa, but Ankara is still pressing Washington for a deal that allays its fears of Kurdish ascendancy. Syria ...

Turkey warns U.S. relations at risk if Syrian Kurds help retake Raqqa
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
ANKARA,— The United States risks major damage to its relationship with NATO ally Turkey if the U.S. includes Syrian Kurdish forces in the fight to retake Raqqa, the Islamic State group’s de facto capital, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Thurs ...

Syrian Kurdish-led force likely to capture Raqqa from Islamic State: AP
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
BEIRUT,— Backed by the United States, a multi-ethnic group known as the Syrian Democratic Forces is likely to lead the operation to capture the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the Islamic State group’s de facto capital. The group has been the most effecti ...

US Senator McCain Warns about Turkey-Syrian Kurds Tensions
BAS News - 2017-03-10 14:15
ERBIL — United States Senator John McCain warned of a looming “train wreck” over the tensions between Turkey and the Syrian Kurds as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are approaching the Islamic State (IS) de facto capital, Raqqa. McCain, the chairman o ...

Al Qaeda appeals for help to repel Houthis in central Yemen
Reuters - 2017-03-09 21:59
DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen's local al Qaeda wing appealed for help on Thursday to fend off an offensive by the armed Houthi movement in central Yemen, and accused the United States of coordinating attacks with the Iran-aligned group, according to an online s ...

Turkey's Syria plans face setbacks as Kurds see more U.S. support
Reuters - 2017-03-09 13:52
ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey has lost momentum in the war for northern Syria as the United States draws on Kurdish allies in the assault on Islamic State-held Raqqa, but Ankara is still pressing Washington for a deal that allays its fears of Kurdish a ...

China rails against U.S. for human rights violations
Reuters - 2017-03-09 11:17
BEIJING (Reuters) - China lashed out at the United States for its "terrible human rights problems" in a report on Thursday, adding to recent international criticism of Washington on issues ranging from violence inflicted on minorities to U.S. immigration ...

Anne Hathaway on Why She Became a U.N. Ambassador for Paid Parental Leave
Waar Media - 2017-03-09 10:23
WAAR-DUHOK: On International Women’s day, Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway gave a speech at the United Nations calling on companies and countries around the world to offer paid parental leave. The United States offers 12 weeks of unpaid leave for mothers, a pr ...

Turkish, US top chiefs of staff discuss fight against IS
KurdPress - 2017-03-09 08:55
Following a three-way military summit between Turkey, Russia and the United States, the chiefs of staff of Turkey and the U.S. met bilaterally, sources have said. ...

U.S. envoy to U.N. says 'we need to get Iran' out of Syria
Reuters - 2017-03-09 01:20
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States supports the U.N.-led Syria peace talks, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Wednesday, saying Syria could no longer be a "safe haven for terrorists" and that it was important "we get Iran and their proxies out ...

Prime Minister Abadi to visit White House later this month
Rûdaw - 2017-03-08 20:02
Iraq “will find strong and deep support” from the United States ...

Trump signs revised travel ban excluding Iraq
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
WASHINGTON,— U.S. President Donald Trump signed a revised executive order on Monday banning citizens from six Muslim-majority nations from traveling to the United States but removing Iraq from the list, after his controversial first attempt was blocked i ...

U.S. appears to root for Kurdish support in Syria’s Raqqa push: Turkish sources
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
ANKARA,— The United States appears to have decided to enlist the help of Kurdish YPG militia in a campaign to push Islamic State out of its Raqqa stronghold in Syria, thwarting Turkey’s ambitions, a senior Turkish official said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Tur ...

US, Russia and Turkey top commanders Discuss Coordination in Syria
Waar Media - 2017-03-08 15:57
WAAR-DUHOK: Top commanders of the United States, Russia and Turkey met in Turkey on Tuesday and discussed coordination measures for their military operations against terror groups in Syria. The level of violence in Syria may grow if Ankara, Moscow and Wa ...

NATO, U.S. slap Kosovo's move to create national army
Reuters - 2017-03-08 15:57
PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo signaled on Wednesday it would turn its security force into a national army, plans opposed by its ethnic Serb minority that drew immediate criticism from NATO and the territory's biggest foreign supporter, the United States. ...

Russian, US, Turkey Discuss Deconfliction of Forces in Syria
BAS News - 2017-03-08 00:57
LEEDS — Top commanders of Turkey, the United States and Russia met in Turkey on Tuesday and discussed deconfliction measures for their military operations against terror groups in Syria. The official met to discuss the ongoing regional security issues in ...

Turkey, US, Russia stage surprise tripartite regional security meeting in Antalya
Waar Media - 2017-03-07 16:23
WAAR-DUHOK: The top soldiers of Turkey, the United States and Russia came together in Antalya in a first of its kind tripartite summit, the Turkish military has stated, highlighting developments in Syria and Iraq as top issues of the agenda. In a written ...

Pentagon: US troops move closer to Rojava’s Manbij
Waar Media - 2017-03-07 16:23
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States has deployed small teams of troops into a crowded Rojava-northern Syrian battlespace to help focus several armed forces in the region on the battle against the Islamic State group (ISIS), a Pentagon spokesman said Monday. U. ...

Turkish PM says must coordinate fully with U.S., Russia in Syria
Reuters - 2017-03-07 14:46
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey, the United States and Russia must coordinate fully to clear Syria of terrorist groups and the three countries' chiefs of staff were working to prevent clashes between the different parties in the country, Turkey's prime minister ...

Turkey, US, Russia stage surprise tripartite regional security meeting in Antalya
KurdPress - 2017-03-07 14:43
The top soldiers of Turkey, the United States and Russia came together in Antalya in a first of its kind tripartite summit, the Turkish military has stated. ...

Top military chiefs from Turkey, Russia, United States meet in Antalya
Rûdaw - 2017-03-07 10:25
The meeting comes as the countries continue to back various fighters in northern Syria. ...

US President Stresses Partnership with Kurdistan Region
BAS News - 2017-03-06 17:14
Donald Trump sent a letter to Barzani ERBIL — The United States President Donald Trump has stressed on the partnership and cooperation with the Kurdistan Region in his letter to the Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, said Kurdistan Region Preside ...

The United States of Kurdistan – Part II
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
Sheri Laizer | Exclusive to Ekurd.net PART TWO Sheri Laizer interviews Hüseyin Baybaşin imprisoned in the Netherlands as a political hostage who has insisted on his innocence for the past 20 years. Independence for the Kurdish Nation Those who caused div ...

Turkey could ban U.S. from using Incirlik airbase if Washington cooperates with Kurds
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
ANKARA,— Ankara could forbid Washington from using its Incirlik airbase if the United States cooperates with the Kurdish forces, such as the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the Popular Defense Units (YPG) of Syrian Kurdistan. The Yeni Safak news ...

Turkey, U.S. on collision course over Kurdish role in battle for Syria's Raqqa
Reuters - 2017-03-02 16:46
ANKARA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Turkey is ruling out compromise with the United States over the involvement of Kurdish militia fighters in an assault in Syria, an obstacle for Washington's plan to deploy its strongest allies on the ground in a decisive show ...

Turkey to expel U.S. from airbase if Washington teams up with Kurds
KurdPress - 2017-03-02 15:32
Ankara could forbid Washington from using its Incirlik airbase if the United States cooperates with the Kurdish forces, such as the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the Popular Defense Units (YPG). ...

U.S. commander downplays chance of big Iraq, Syria troop hike
Reuters - 2017-03-01 18:21
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. commander in Iraq on Wednesday downplayed the chances that the United States would deploy a large number of additional coalition forces to battle the Islamic State, even as President Donald Trump weighs options to speed ...

Syrian Kurds receive US weapons, vehicles via Iraq
KurdPress - 2017-03-01 13:27
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters in northern Syria received a batch of weapons and military vehicles from the United States, media reported on Tuesday. ...

Iraq Excluded from Trump's New Travel Ban List
BAS News - 2017-03-01 09:07
ERBIL — The US President Donald Trump's new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens are temporarily banned from traveling to the United States. According to a number of US officials, the Trump administration's decisio ...

Ex-Secretary Kerry calls President Barzani 'stalwart,' praises Peshmerga
Rûdaw - 2017-02-27 21:44
I value the strong bond between the Kurdish people and the United States ...

John Kerry to Barzani: You Have Been a Strong Ally and a Stalwart Friend
BAS News - 2017-02-26 19:23
John Kerry sent a letter to Masoud Barzani shortly before leaving his position ERBIL — The former United States Secretary of State John Kerry called the Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani “a strong ally and a stalwart friend” in a letter which was ...

U.S. condemns attacks on special monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine
Reuters - 2017-02-26 18:05
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Sunday condemned an attack on special monitoring missions in eastern Ukraine and called on Russia and the separatist forces it backs to immediately observe the ceasefire under the Minsk agreements. ...

U.S. provided intelligence for Iraq strike in Syria: Pentagon
Reuters - 2017-02-24 19:09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States provided intelligence to Iraq for air strikes it conducted inside Syria in retaliation for recent bomb attacks in Baghdad, the Pentagon said on Friday. ...

KRG leaders meet with US congressional delegation Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with a congressional delegation from the United States, headed by Representative Joe Wilson.
Kurdistan Regional Government - 2017-02-23 18:26

US Senator John McCain makes secret trip to Rojava (northern Syria)
Waar Media - 2017-02-23 13:58
WAAR-DUHOK: United States Rep. Senator, John McCain, who met with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Ankara on Monday, has announced that he secretly traveled to Rojava-northern Syria last weekend to speak with American military officials and Kurdish forc ...

John McCain made secret trip to Syria Kurdistan
KurdPress - 2017-02-23 08:36
U.S. Sen. John McCain secretly visited the Kurdish-held region of Syria during a trip to the Middle East last weekend to meet with United States military officials, The Wall Street Journal reported. ...

Turkey asks US to act over Syria’s Manbij against Kurdish PYD
KurdPress - 2017-02-23 08:36
The United States should act in order to fulfill its promise to make Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) forces leave Syria’s Manbij in line with Ankara’s request or Turkey would have to reconsider an operation there, Turkish Defense Minister Fikr ...

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
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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 ...

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Somali and Amharic Linguist CAT II and CAT III with Security Clearance - WorldWide Language Resources, LLC - United States
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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
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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 ...

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