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Fareed Yasseen, Iraqi ambassador to U.S., says justice for ISIS victims country's biggest challenge - Washington Times

Fareed Yasseen, Iraqi ambassador to U.S., says justice for ISIS victims country\'s biggest challenge - Washington Times - Washingtontimes

Taliban urge Trump to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan

Waar Media - 2017-08-15 15:13
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States should withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan and stop listening to “stooges” in Kabul, the Taliban warned in an open letter to U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday. The Trump administration is working to finalize a regi ...

U.S. foreign minister phones Barzani and Abadi

KurdPress - 2017-08-05 11:10
The U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has phoned Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in two separate days, the U.S. special envoy to the anti-IS coalition Brett McGurk stated. ...

It is not right time for Kurdistan referendum: UK Ambassador to Iraq

KurdPress - 2017-08-03 11:22
Iraqi Vice President Osama Nujaifi’s press office cited Frank Baker, UK's Ambassador to Iraq, as saying in a meeting between the two sides on Wednesday, August 2, that it is not the right time for Kurdistan Region to hold the referendum of independence. ...

Iranian general boasts of Quds Force killing U.S. troops in Iraq

Roji Kurd - 2017-08-03 00:04
Roji Kurd: The deputy commander of Iran’s notorious Quds Force bragged at a recent ceremony that his operatives have killed more Americans than U.S. troops have killed Iranian fighters. based on .washingtontimes, Brig. Gen. Ismail Ghaani was referring to ...

Iraqi Kurds: U.S. Cannot Stop Independence Vote

The Kurdish Project - 2017-08-02 02:28
The following article originally appeared in U.S. News & World Report. The Kurdish regional government’s top diplomat says his people will not bow to U.S. and international pressure to put off a controversial vote on independence from Iraq that would sta ...

U.S. sanctions on Iran, Russia look illegal: France

KurdPress - 2017-07-27 08:33
France’s foreign ministry on Wednesday said new U.S. sanctions against Iran, Russia and North Korea appeared at odds with international law due to their extra-territorial reach. ...

U.S. Navy fires warning shots at Iranian ship in Persian Gulf

Waar Media - 2017-07-26 18:48
WAAR-DUHOK: A U.S. Navy ship on Tuesday fired warning shots at an Iranian ship in the Persian Gulf, two U.S. defense officials confirmed to Fox News. The American coastal patrol ship fired warning shots from its .50-caliber machine gun at an Iranian patr ...

U.S. delivers drones to Kurdish –led Syrian forces

KurdPress - 2017-07-26 14:12
According to reports released by Syrian media the U.S. has sent drones to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that is fighting against the Islamic State (IS) in Raqqa. ...

Kurdish vote against constitution: Iraqi ambassador

KurdPress - 2017-07-16 08:56
The Iraqi Ambassador to Iran, Rajeh Saber Abboud al-Moussavi, called the move by Iraq’s Kurdistan Region to hold a referendum and declare independence as unlawful and against the Iraqi constitution. ...

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. and Turkey starting to mend relations: Tillerson

KurdPress - 2017-07-11 13:41
The Trump administration is starting to repair ties with NATO ally Turkey, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday, without acknowledging Washington still pursued some policies that have been the focus of tension. ...