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US orders Russia to close consulate and two annexes

US orders Russia to close consulate and two annexes

Waar Media - 2017-09-01 01:37
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia has been ordered to close its San Francisco consulate and two trade missions in response to “unwarranted” Russian action, the US has said. The consulate, and annexes in New York and Washington, must close by Saturday. The US state depa ...
US orders Russia to close consulate and two annexes - Waar Media

“I’m speaking with Malala in New York City”

Malala - 2017-09-21 04:05
Marie Claire and Najlaa join Malala on her last Girl Power Trip stop to deliver a message from girls at the United Nations (From left) Najlaa, Malala and Marie Claire prepare to speak in New York.By Marie Claire In April, I met Malala when she visited La ...

Female Peshmerga receives ‘Global Hope Coalition’ award in New York

Waar Media - 2017-09-20 15:01
WAAR-DUHOK: A female Peshmerga has received a UNESCO award acknowledging “everyday heroes” in the campaign to fight violent extremism and intolerance. Lt. Kochar Saleh Haji, who has been a Peshmerga for eight years, was one of 10 recipients from around t ...

Turkish and KRG foreign ministers meet in New York

Waar Media - 2017-09-18 18:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his KRG counterpart Falah Mustafa are in meeting in New York one week before the Kurdistan vote on independence. The two ministers are in New York for the UN General Assembly. While Turkish offici ...

Erdoğan to discuss Kurdistan Referendum with al-Abadi in New York

Waar Media - 2017-09-17 14:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will hold a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in New York, to discuss the upcoming independence referendum by Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Speaking to reporters at a news conferen ...

Erdogan, Abadi to discuss KRG referendum in New York

KurdPress - 2017-09-17 13:21
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to meet Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in New York where the two sides are to discuss the upcoming independence referendum by Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). ...

Erdogan says deal signed to buy Russian S-400 missile systems

Waar Media - 2017-09-12 17:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey has signed a deal with Russia to buy S-400 missile defense systems in its first major weapons purchase from Moscow, Turkish newspapers Tuesday quoted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying. The accord for the surface-to-air missile d ...

Russia to Relocate Its Embassy in Baghdad for Security Measures

BAS News - 2017-09-06 14:01
ERBIL — Russian authorities are now in negotiations with the Iraqi counterparts to soon change the location of its embassy in the capital city of Baghdad due to serious security threats, an official said. “The negotiations to provide Russia with a new si ...

US Urges Iran to Reverse Death Sentence of Religious Prisoner

BAS News - 2017-09-01 23:48
ERBIL — US Department of State called on Iran to reverse the death sentence of Mohammad Ali Taheri, founder of an Iranian spiritual movement and further urged the country to respect the international laws. According to a statement by Heather Nauert, the ...

IS Leader al-Baghdadi Believed to Be Alive and Hiding

BAS News - 2017-08-31 22:40
ERBIL — The leader of the so-called Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to be alive and hiding in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, between Iraq and Syria, a Pentagon official said on Thursday. According to General Stephen Townsend, Chie ...

US: IS Terrorists Should Be Killed, Not Bussed Across Syria

BAS News - 2017-08-30 10:53
ERBIL — The US has reacted to a trilateral agreement made between Islamic State (IS), Syrian Regime and Lebanon’s Hezbollah, according to which hundreds of jihadists have been bussed from Syria-Lebanon borders to the border areas of Iraq. “Irreconcilable ...

US Defense Secretary Mattis arrives in Baghdad

KurdPress - 2017-08-22 10:43
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday, August 22, on an unannounced visit to discuss war against the Islamic State (IS) with the US and Iraqi officials. ...

US Defense Secretary Arrives in Baghdad on Unannounced Visit

BAS News - 2017-08-22 10:04
ERBIL — US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday on an unannounced visit to discuss war against the Islamic State (IS) with the US and Iraqi officials. Mattis is expected to hold meetings with the US commanders on the ground bef ...