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Assad Regime Aids Kurds Against Turkey: Report

BAS News - 2018-02-11 22:25
ERBIL — The Syrian government has been helping the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) against the Turkish army and its-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) attacks, according to Reuters. The government shows no sign of doing so, but it is providing ...

Putin, Erdogan discuss Afrin, Syria over phone call

K24 - 2018-02-08 15:29
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin following their joint news statement after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Dec. 11, 2017. (Photo: AA) ...

Russian Jet Downed in Syria: Ministry Confirms

BAS News - 2018-02-03 22:48
ERBIL — Russian government has confirmed one of its warplanes was downed on Saturday by militants in Syrian. The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that the pilot of its Su-25 jet was killed “in a fight with the terrorists”. An al-Qaeda-linked group is s ...

Turkey’s Attack on the Kurds Is a Betrayal of the U.S.

The Kurdish Project - 2018-01-26 01:51
The following article was originally published in Bloomberg US. The U.S. needs to start imagining NATO without Turkey. The latest reason is Turkey’s assault against the Syrian Kurds. The same Kurds who, with U.S. training and support, have borne the brun ...

U.S. oil giant Chevron to resume drilling in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-01-17 00:28
SAN RAMON, CA,— U.S. oil giant Chevron will resume oil and gas drilling operations at the Sarta 3 block in Iraqi Kurdistan “in the near future”, a company spokeswoman said in an email, Reuters reported. Chevron said the company is resuming drilling opera ...

Deloitte Report on KRG’s Oil Exports

BAS News - 2018-01-16 23:10
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) released on Tuesday a report by the international auditing company, Deloitte, in which accurate date related to government’s oil exports between January and June 2017 are revealed. The following is KRG’s of ...

Erbil agrees with Baghdad on formula Oil for Budget

Waar Media - 2018-01-16 18:10
WAAR-DUHOK: Discussions between Iraq’s oil ministry and the KRG may set the ground for an oil-for-budget agreement, a Kurdish official stated. A delegation from the oil ministry, including Alaa Khidir al-Yasri, director general of the national oil market ...

Oil hovers below $70 highs, clouded by rise in U.S. output

Waar Media - 2018-01-15 20:03
WAAR-DUHOK: Oil hovered below a three-year high near $70 a barrel on Monday on signs that production cuts by OPEC and Russia are tightening supplies, but analysts warned of “red flags” due to surging U.S. production. International benchmark Brent crude f ...

Oil hits highest since May 2015 above $68 on tighter market

Waar Media - 2018-01-09 13:52
WAAR-DUHOK: Oil rose further above $68 a barrel on Tuesday, touching its highest since May 2015, supported by OPEC-led production cuts and expectations U.S. crude inventories fell for an eighth week. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ...

Amouda bid its martyr farewell

ANHA - 2017-12-30 11:04
QAMIŞLO- Hundreds of Amouda residents have bit farewell the body of the fighter in People’s Protection Units (YPG), Pulat Amouda, who was martyred on 28 December at the” Martyr Ismail Hoger” shrine in Amouda. People’s and Women’s Protection Units (YPG, YP ...