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Qatar turns its back on the US as it looks to Moscow for missiles

Qatar turns its back on the US as it looks to Moscow for missiles

Waar Media - 2017-08-27 15:18
WAAR-DUHOK: Qatar is interested in purchasing the same Russian missile defence system recently sold to Iran and Turkey, Qatar’s defence minister revealed on Wednesday. Speaking at a major arms fair in Moscow, Qatari Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammad a ...
Qatar turns its back on the US as it looks to Moscow for missiles - Waar Media

IS Rule on the Decline; Influx of IDPs to Kurdistan Still on the Rise

BAS News - 2017-09-02 02:46
ERBIL — Even though Islamic State (IS) rule in most of the strategic cities and towns of Iraq has been drawn to a close, yet the number of civilians escaping their homes to seek refuge in Kurdistan Region is on the rise. During our visit to Hasan-Sham ca ...

Sharapova battles on while Zverev, Kyrgios crash at US Open

Waar Media - 2017-08-31 17:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Former world number one Maria Sharapova battled back on Wednesday to reach the third round of the US Open while next-generation rising stars Alexander Zverev and Nick Kyrgios crashed out. Sharapova, who downed second-ranked Simona Halep in he ...

Donald Trump rejects diplomacy with North Korea

Waar Media - 2017-08-31 14:04
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump said he was against talking with North Korea about its ballistic and nuclear missile programs. Taking to social media on Wednesday to deliver the message, Trump wrote on Twitter: “The US has been talking to North Kor ...

US refuses Turkey permission to use Pakistani pilots for F-16 training

Waar Media - 2017-08-30 14:05
WAAR-DUHOK: The US has rejected a Turkish proposal to use Pakistani pilots for F-16 training, the Cumhuriyet daily reported on Monday, based on an article written by a pro-government columnist. According to the article by Mehmet Acet, the government purg ...

Donald Trump says “all options are on the table” for North Korea

Waar Media - 2017-08-29 16:24
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. President Donald Trump said all options to respond to North Korea were on the table after Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile over Japan earlier on Tuesday. “The world has received North Korea’s latest message loud and clear: this regime ...

The next iPhone is going to be unveiled Sept 12, report says

Waar Media - 2017-08-29 12:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Apple will host its big iPhone 8 event on Sept.12, Dow Jones said Monday. The tech giant is expected to announce a bevy of products, including two new iterative iPhone updates, possibly named the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, in addition to a ...

The tale of a farewell to arms / Fatih Cekirge

KurdPress - 2017-08-28 11:29
The U.S. claims that it will retrieve 1,000 trucks of weaponry after giving them to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), once the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) ends. Is it possible to believe this? ...

UN Calls for Pause of Airstrikes in Raqqa for Civilian Evacuation

BAS News - 2017-08-25 00:06
ERBIL — The United Nations (UN) called on the US-led coalition to pause airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, in order to give civilians a chance to escape. The UN call came on Thursday, after several reports were released, saying ...

Russian news agency: US sends 60 trucks of military equipment to SDF

Waar Media - 2017-08-21 19:24
WAAR-DUHOK: According to the report, the US sent heavy weapons and armored vehicles to the SDF, which also includes the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), as part of Raqqa operations. One SDF member said the US also sent small Toyota trucks for fig ...

IS Threat to UK Increasing as It is Defeated in Iraq, Syria: Minister

BAS News - 2017-08-19 14:43
ERBIL — The threats of Islamic State (IS) terror attacks in the UK is on the rise as the group is suffering from bitter defeats in Iraq and Syria, warned UK’s Security Minister Ben Wallace. "I think the threat is still increasing, partly driven by the fa ...

Qatar seals 5-billion-euro navy vessels deal with Italy

Waar Media - 2017-08-03 14:42
WAAR-DUHOK: Qatar has concluded a 5 billion euro ($5.91 billion) deal with Italy for seven navy vessels, the Qatari foreign minister said on Wednesday, part of a military cooperation agreement between the two countries. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al ...