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Pompeo heading to Middle East to shore up US alliances

Pompeo heading to Middle East to shore up US alliances

Rûdaw - 2019-01-05 17:18
"We are not going anywhere" ...
Pompeo heading to Middle East to shore up US alliances - Rûdaw

IS Still Commands “Thousands” of Fighters in Syria, Iraq: US Intel. Chief

BAS News - 2019-01-30 10:58
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) still has “thousands” of militants under its command who are able to pose a threat to the Middle East and the world, US director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, said on Tuesday, as AFP reported. “ISIS still commands th ...

People of Afrin: We are not defeated, we will liberate Afrin

ANF - 2019-01-22 12:28
The people of Afrin who heroically resisted for 58 days and did not bow to the Turkish occupation, say “We are not defeated. We are honored by our resistance. Afrin shall be liberated.” ...

Iran Denies Links to Afghan Man Arrested over Espionage in Germany

BAS News - 2019-01-20 10:37
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran on Saturday denied any ties to an Afghan-German man who is held in Germany suspected of spying for Tehran. “While denying any link to this supposed individual ...we are not surprised to hear such news amid baseless se ...

Syrian government looks to ramp up talks with embattled Kurds

Washington Times - 2019-01-14 06:53
The ordered withdrawal of thousands of American troops from Syria does not represent an abandonment of the Middle East by Washington, and the Trump administration will continue to meet U.S. objectives in the region and across the globe, Secretary of Stat ...

Secretary of State Pompeo starts Middle East visit to ramp up pressure on Iran | WHAM

13wham - 2019-01-11 17:51

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 ...

Israel to seek reparation from Middle East nations including Iraq – report

Rûdaw - 2019-01-10 10:43
Israel is expected to seek $250 billion ...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pays unscheduled visit to Baghdad

Rûdaw - 2019-01-09 10:52
Pompeo is on a Middle East tour drumming up support for his anti-Iran campaign ...

Secretary of State Pompeo starts Middle East visit to ramp up pressure on Iran | WPEC

Cbs12 - 2019-01-08 18:59

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 ...

New Venezuela congress leader vows to fight Maduro

Waar Media - 2019-01-06 08:45
Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress opened its first session of the year Saturday, installing a fresh-faced leader who struck a defiant tone and vowed to take up the battle against socialist President Nicolas Maduro. Juan Guaido, 35, assumed the p ...

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 ...

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. ...

Erbil tells Peshmerga to be ready to defend Kurdistan against Baghdad - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2018-12-30 22:46

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 ...

Mosul IDPs fight the elements in flooded, mud-caked tents

Rûdaw - 2018-12-09 01:02
"I am urging the government to help compensate us so we can return" ...