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Trump to sign anti-Russian sanctions 'soon'

Trump to sign anti-Russian sanctions \'soon\' - Kurdiu

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 ...

Pentagon cannot confirm U.S. supplied anti-tank missile to YPG

KurdPress - 2017-08-08 14:06
Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman, told Business Insider that he couldn’t go into detail about whether the US supplied the anti-tank missile or Grad systems to the US-backed Kurdish fighters of the Peoples’ protection Units (YPG). ...

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. ...

Trump says Merkel told him she regrets opening borders to migrants

Waar Media - 2017-08-04 13:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull agreed with President Trump and added Mrs Merkel’s decision not to impose stricter border controls was “one of the big factors in the Brexit vote”. In leaked transcripts of calls made by President Tr ...

Russian girls to be conscripted for military service

Waar Media - 2017-08-02 12:55
WAAR-DUHOK: According to Russian law, all male citizens aged 18-27 are obliged to serve in the military for one year. Exceptions are allowed for people with health problems, single providers with pensioner parents or small children, and a few other group ...

Iran, Turkey to expand anti-terrorism cooperation

KurdPress - 2017-07-26 10:27
High-ranking Iranian and Turkish officials in a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday underlined the necessity for expanding mutual cooperation in the war against terrorism, specially the IS, and blocking the terrorists’ financial resources and networks. ...

Iraqi Kurds must be allowed to hold referendum: Russian FM

KurdPress - 2017-07-26 10:27
The autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan region “must be” allowed to hold an independence referendum this year because they have the “right” to express their aspirations to break away from Iraq, declared Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with K ...

Trump promises to invite Putin to White House ‘at the right time’

Waar Media - 2017-07-14 12:54
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday he plans to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House “at the right time.” “I don’t think this is the right time,” Trump said when asked if he planned to invite the Russian ...