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Kurdistan is the linchpin to Middle East policy

Kurdistan is the linchpin to Middle East policy

Jerusalem Post - 2019-01-06 06:19
Trump said Erdogan will “eradicate” ISIS in Syria and praised the Turkish leader as “a man who can do it. ...
Kurdistan is the linchpin to Middle East policy - Jerusalem Post

Foreign ministers to meet in US on ISIS amid Syria pullout

Rûdaw - 2019-01-30 10:49
"The United States is determined to prevent a resurgence of ISIS in Syria and Iraq ...

The Turkish election as a warning against the irresistible charms of populism | openDemocracy

Opendemocracy - 2019-01-25 20:39

Joanna Palani interview: she fought Isis in Syria and now fears for her life at home in Denmark | The Times Magazine | The Times

Thetimes - 2019-01-16 19:57

Egyptian SDF fighter laid to rest in Til Temir

ANF - 2019-01-15 11:52
Egyptian SDF fighter Tariq El-Hesen has died in the fight against ISIS in Syria and was laid to rest yesterday with a military ceremony in Til Temir. ...

Trump says Erdogan will 'eradicate' Isil in Syria and praises the Turkish leader as 'a man who can do it'

Telegraph - 2019-01-14 02:25

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 ...

French FM to Visit Kurdistan in Near Future

BAS News - 2019-01-10 18:32
ERBIL - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said that he will visit Iraq and Kurdistan Region in the upcoming days. Le Drian made the remarks to the French CNews TV channel, where he also shed light on the war against the Islamic State (IS) in ...

Trump made a fatal error. Turkey is incapable of taking on ISIS, even if Erdogan wanted to - Middle East News - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-01-10 15:48

Kurdistan PM, UK Military Delegation Discuss Closer Coordination

BAS News - 2019-01-10 14:56
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Thursday a high-level UK delegation led by Defense Senior Adviser to the Middle East Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer. During the meeting, the pair discussed strengthening ties and ...

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 ...

Russia set to build on Middle East policy successes || AW

Thearabweekly - 2019-01-06 14:03

Pompeo heading to Middle East to shore up US alliances

Rûdaw - 2019-01-05 17:18
"We are not going anywhere" ...

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 No Fly Zone: The Solution to Protecting Syria’s Kurds

Hawzhin Press - 2018-12-31 15:59
International opinion was unanimous in agreeing that the Kurds (i.e. the PYD party and their YPG & YPJ units), under The post US No Fly Zone: The Solution to Protecting Syria’s Kurds appeared first on Hawzhin Azeez. ...

MSD co-chair talks about the only solution to the Syrian crisis

ANF - 2018-12-30 14:26
MSD co-chair Emine Omer evaluated the year 2018 in North and Eastern Syria and said: “The only force that has a project to resolve the Syrian crisis is the MSD. We are trying to spread this project to entire Syria,” Omer added. ...

Barzani: I am Proud that Kurdistan is Home to Diverse Religious, Ethnic Groups

BAS News - 2018-12-24 19:16
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and the former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has congratulated Christians across the globe on their Christmas occasion, saying that he is proud that Kurdistan is home to diverse religious and ethnic g ...

Press Release KNK: Urgent Appeal – Our Demands considering the Turkish threats against the Syrian Kurds

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-12-20 12:09
The Turkish state’s threats and preparations for a full-scale military attack against and occupation of Rojava (Northern Syria) are intensifying. In January of this year, the Turkish state initiated a campaign of military aggression against the once peace ...

'We have defeated ISIS in Syria': U.S. plans to withdraw troops

Jerusalem Post - 2018-12-20 02:21
The United States still has about 2,000 troops in Syria, many of them special operations forces working closely with an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias known as the Syrian Democratic Forces. ...

U.S. Wins One Major Battle In Syria, But Prepares for Another as Donald Trump Tells Turkey to Back Off

Newsweek - 2018-12-15 06:12
As U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds won a critical battle against ISIS in Syria, President Donald Trump reportedly warned his Turkish counterpart not to attack them. ...

Bayık: PKK is a people, not a movement, it is the soul of Kurds

ANF - 2018-12-12 08:09
KCK Executive Council Co-Chair Cemil Bayık analysed the latest situation in the Middle East and Kurdistan and said: “The PKK is not a movement, it is a people”. ...