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Iraq No Longer an Ally for US: General Griffith

Iraq No Longer an Ally for US: General Griffith

BAS News - 2017-07-28 19:04
ERBIL — A retired US army general has called on his country to fully support Kurdistan’s independence referendum as Baghdad is now acting against the interests of Washington. Attending a panel during an event on Kurdistan Region’s independence in the US, ...
Iraq No Longer an Ally for US: General Griffith - BAS News

Commemorating the Third Anniversary of the Genocide Against the Yazidis

Nadia Murad - 2017-08-03 09:03
Today, 3 August 2017, marks the third anniversary of the genocide against the Yazidi. In the summer of 2014, the so-called Islamic State (IS or ISIS) launched a systematic campaign of mass atrocities against civilians in northern Iraq. By 3 August that ca ...

Kurdistan is rising as Iraq collapses: Retired US general

Kurdistan24 - 2017-07-30 03:03

An independent Kurdistan would be a strategic ally to US, says Kurdish security chief - ARA News

Aranews - 2017-07-29 00:42

Masrour Barzani: 2017 a Year of Regeneration for Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-07-27 13:10
ERBIL — Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani said 2017 is “a year of regeneration” for the Kurdistan Region.” Barzani wrote in an op-ed published by the Washington Times on July 26 that “This is a year of regeneratio ...

US general questions Iran, Russia’s goals in Syria, recognizes Turkish concerns

Rûdaw - 2017-07-24 17:48
"we are doing all we can to mitigate their concerns ...

Islamic State loss of Mosul may presage greater victory in Iraq

Washington Times - 2017-07-24 15:20
The fight to drive Islamic State from Iraq will likely get tougher for Iraqi security forces and the U.S.-backed coalition supporting them, despite Baghdad securing one of the most important victories of the three-year war against the terrorist group. Th ...

Top US general says Russia just one of many security threats facing country

Orient News - 2017-07-24 02:03

US General Told Syria’s Kurds to “Change Brand” | Financial Tribune

Financialtribune - 2017-07-23 03:33

US general told PKK-affiliated Kurds to change ’brand’ into SDF

Orient News - 2017-07-23 02:01

Baghdad Not Helping Sinjar IDPs Return Home: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-22 13:19
SINJAR — Baghdad has not assisted the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Sinjar to return to their homes in the district, said an official, stating that the government may no longer provide support to Sinjar. Sleman Fano, head of Lalish Cultural and ...

US General says he told YPG to change their ‘brand’ to appease T

Rûdaw - 2017-07-22 10:50

Murdered girl's family beg for US visa to attend funeral

BBC - 2017-07-22 00:04
AbbieGail Smith's loved ones fear they will not be allowed to attend her funeral on Sunday. ...

Russia Won’t Oppose Kurdistan’s Independence Vote: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-20 14:02
ERBIL — Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa in Russia's Foreign Ministry, Valerian Shuvaev, stated that his country does not oppose Kurdistan Region’s referendum on independence. Kurdistan’s bid for independence has been discussed during ...

Kurdistan Region referendum a U.S.-Zionist plot to divide Iraq: deputy

KurdPress - 2017-07-15 09:10
A parliament deputy from Iraq’s The State of Law Coalition stated that the upcoming referendum for independence of the Kurdistan Region in the north of Iraq is a U.S.-Zionist plot to divide the state. ...

Barzani to EU parliament: Kurdistan Region’s referendum is for independence

Waar Media - 2017-07-12 13:37
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region President said on Tuesday that remaining part of Iraq is a bigger risk than holding an independence referendum, adding that he expects allies not to oppose it. Masoud Barzani, the Kurdistan Region President, and accompani ...

Coalition Members to Discuss Support for Iraq After IS

BAS News - 2017-07-09 00:02
ERBIL — A meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (IS) will be hosted next week, in order for member states to discuss means of supporting Iraq after the defeat of the extremist group. Brett McGurk, US Special Presidential Envoy for ...

Iraq’s powerful Shiite cleric Sadr calls on Barzani to postpone Kurdistan vote

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
NAJAF,— Iraq’s powerful Shiite cleric and political leader Muqtada al-Sadr has called on Massoud Barzani to postpone a planned referendum on the independence of Kurdistan, scheduled for September 25. “I call upon Massoud Barzani to postpone the referendu ...

US Retired General Calls on US to Support Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-07-04 12:30
ERBIL — Ronald H. Griffith, former Vice Chief of Staff of the US Army believes that the US should support Kurdistan Region’s independence and describes Kurds as the US best ally in the region. “The Kurds of Iraq are our best and most loyal friends in the ...

Letter from an Ahwazi freedom veteran for Maryam Rajavi

Roji Kurd - 2017-07-04 00:03
By Ahwaz Monitor Website I am a 71-year-old man from the Arab Ahwaz region which has seen nothing but brutal oppression, persecution, and rejection ever since it was forcibly annexed by Iran against the will of its Arab people in 1925. Ever since then, th ...

The European Court of Human Rights has called for an explanation of the cause of the detention of HDP representatives from the Turkish government

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-01 16:13
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association , the European Court of Human Rights has called on the Turkish government to explain the reasons for the detention of MPs from the Democratic People’s Party. A report from the Center for th ...