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US and Egypt agree to continue cooperation in Syria, Yemen, Libya

US and Egypt agree to continue cooperation in Syria, Yemen, Libya

ANF - 2019-01-02 12:33
The two leaders discussed the latest developments in the Middle East and the joint efforts to restore stability in the region in order to reach political solutions to the current crises, especially in Libya, Syria and Yemen. ...
US and Egypt agree to continue cooperation in Syria, Yemen, Libya - ANF

President Barzani Meets French Foreign Minister

Waar Media - 2019-01-15 19:27
President Masoud Barzani Met French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian today, and they discussed the situation in the area. Barzani and Le Drian discussed the current situations in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq and the latest developments in the fighting a ...

The Middle East: Should We Give Up?

International Crisis Group - 2019-01-11 17:26
Middle Eastern states are undergoing a profound social and political transformation in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings and the civil wars these sprouted. Crisis Group's Joost Hiltermann, Program Director for the Middle East and North Africa, discusse ...

Baghdad Urges Washington to Maintain the US Forces in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-01-10 22:29
ERBIL - Baghdad has urged Washington to keep its forces in Iraq, fearing that the Islamic State (IS) militant group will re-emerge once again, a report revealed on Thursday. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, the Iraqi leaders made the cal ...

Turkey rejects U.S. call to protect Kurds in Syria

The New Mail - 2019-01-09 01:47
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday rejected a U.S. call to protect Kurdish fighters in Syria who’d worked alongside American troops in fighting the Islamic State, saying they are… The post Turkey rejects U.S. call to protect Kurds in Syria ...

Up to 26 years in prison sought for HDP MP Demirel

ANF - 2019-01-08 13:37
Former HDP MP Caglar Demirel will be on trial for up to 26 years in prison. ...

Temizkan: My mother is determined to continue until the end

ANF - 2019-01-07 19:02
Imprisoned DTK Co-chair and HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Guven’s daughter Sabiha Temizkan said her mother expressed determination to continue her hunger strike, on day 61 today, until the end. ...

US wants guarantees that Turkey will not ‘endanger’ Syria partner forces after troop withdrawal

The Defense Post - 2019-01-07 09:36
National Security Advisor John Bolton said US troop withdrawal from Syria depends on conditions being met, including that Turkey should not endanger America's partners The post US wants guarantees that Turkey will not ‘endanger’ Syria partner forces afte ...

Pompeo to visit eight Middle East countries

Waar Media - 2019-01-06 19:01
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit eight Middle East countries, and he will seek an update on the investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Pompeo will visit Middle East’s countries on January 8th, and it is expected t ...

US Forces Send Message to Iran by Walking on Streets in Baghdad: Official

BAS News - 2019-01-06 13:43
ERBIL — An Iraqi lawmaker said on Sunday that the United States has sent Iran a message by sending its troops to walk on the public streets in central Baghdad to remind their presence on the ground. On Saturday (5th January), a group of US forces, accomp ...

Iraq Not on Pompeo’s Destination List in Middle East Tour

BAS News - 2019-01-05 10:46
ERBIL — US State Department announced on Friday that State Secretary Mike Pompeo will begin his Middle East trip next week where he will meet with several leaders to discuss regional affairs. However, according to an official statement by the State Depar ...

France Urges Russia to Protect Kurds in Syria

BAS News - 2019-01-03 09:21
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to protect the Kurds in Syria after the recent developments at the wake of US withdrawal. During a phone call with Putin on Wednesday, Macron emphasized on “the need to ...

Merkel urges Erdogan to exercise 'restraint' in Syria as US prepa

Alaraby - 2019-01-01 15:42

Senator Lindsey Graham: Our Kurdish Coalition in Syria to be safe

Waar Media - 2018-12-31 19:17
The senior Republican U.S. senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday, that keeping the Kurdish forces safety in Syria is a part of US strategy in Syria. “The president told me some things I didn’t know that make me feel a lot better about where we’re headed ...

Damascus Grants Iraq Permission to Strike IS in Syria

BAS News - 2018-12-31 12:50
ERBIL — The Syrian regime has granted the Iraqi government to conduct airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) inside Syria, reports revealed. The report came after the Iraqi jets carried out two airstrikes this month and left dozens of IS jihadists kil ...

US and China are Very Close to Sign the Trade Deal

Waar Media - 2018-12-30 19:59
WAAR_DUHOK US and China are very close to Sign the Trade Deal US president Donald Trump announced that US is very close to the trade deal with China; while his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping asserted forming the staff to work on the deal. Donald Trump an ...

Akre…. Lightning Strike kills 13-year-old Teen

Waar Media - 2018-12-29 19:17
A 13-year-old teen was killed by a lightning strike in Khrpa village, Akre area yesterday. The teen was heavily injured and was transferred to a hospital in Duhok but succumbed to his wounds; he has been buried in his village in Akre. The post Akre…. Lig ...

Merkel, Putin discuss Syria, Ukraine over phone

Waar Media - 2018-12-29 13:28
German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, her office said late Friday. The two leaders discussed recent international developments, particularly in Syria and Ukraine, German government spokeswoman Ul ...

Iraqi court sentences Kirkuk council’s head Rebwar Talabani to 6 months in jail

E-Kurd - 2018-12-26 19:11
KIRKUK, northern Iraq, — An iraqi court in in Kirkuk city on Wednesday sentenced head of Kirkuk Provincial Council Rebwar Talabani to six months in jail. Acting Kirkuk Provincial Council chief Rebwar Talabani is now living in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city ...

Syria war: US and UK say alleged rebel chemical attack 'fabricated'

BBC - 2018-12-08 00:46
The US and UK say Syria and Russia made up a story of a chlorine gas attack in Aleppo in November. ...