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‘Wavering ally’ US needs to sharpen focus in the Middle East: analyst

‘Wavering ally’ US needs to sharpen focus in the Middle East: analyst

Rûdaw - 2019-01-11 23:18
'We don’t do difficult well. And we do easy wrong, all the time': US foreign policy ...
‘Wavering ally’ US needs to sharpen focus in the Middle East: analyst - Rûdaw

By reversing its policy in Syria the US is fuelling more wars in the Middle East | The Independent

Independent - 2019-01-18 14:25

Donald Trump’s Middle East Strategy & Kurdistan: Don’t Get Too Close to Turkey | National Review

Nationalreview - 2019-01-17 19:46

US Withdrawal Announcement Continues to Reverberate in the Middle East | The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com | David Israel | 15 Tevet 5779 – December 23, 2018 | JewishPress.com

Jewishpress - 2019-01-15 12:35

The appointments of John Bolton and Mike Pompeo in the US bring us closer to war in the Middle East | The Independent

Independent - 2019-01-14 02:27

How Rice, Obama and Pompeo one by one tried to justify US foreign policy in the Middle East | Vestnik Kavkaza

Vestnikkavkaza - 2019-01-13 06:50

Masrour Barzani receives High Delegation from U.K. Military

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-01-12 16:47
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On Thursday, Jan 10th, 2019, Masrour Barzani (Senior Consultant to the KRG Security Council) received General Sir Jones Lorimer (Senior Consultant to the U.K. Ministry of Defense in the Middle East) and his accompanyin ...

US Troops to Withdraw from Syria to Mosul Dam in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-01-12 14:40
ERBIL — The United States army is stationing its troops withdrawn from Syria near Mosul Dam in Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh, a source claimed. The first patch of US military equipment has arrived in the area in the recent days, an unnamed source t ...

PM Nechirvan Barzani receives U.K. Military Delegation

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-01-12 12:19
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On Thursday, January 10th, 2019, HE Nechirvan Barzani (KRG Prime Minister) received General Sir Jones Lorimer (Senior Military Consultant to the United Kingdom in the Middle East), representative to Theresa May, Jon Wi ...

Kurds’ ambitions caught in power games

Rûdaw - 2019-01-09 16:48
The Kurds in the Middle East have been abandoned before ...

Women on hunger strike in Amed jail remembered Sakine Cansiz

ANF - 2019-01-08 16:37
"With her struggle, Heval Sara was like a cloud pouring rain on our black and dry world. She fulfilled her mission of leading the growth of the Kurdish women in the Middle East and Kurdistan." ...

Mideast peace plan postponed: US envoy

Waar Media - 2019-01-07 12:22
U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman said on Sunday that his administration’s plan for peace in the Middle East would be delayed. In statements he gave during a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, to Israel, ...

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. ...

Kurds to Have Representatives in Future Iraqi Federal Appeal Court

BAS News - 2018-12-22 23:28
ERBIL - Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi has decided to include a number of Kurdish representatives in the future Federal Appeal Court, a lawmaker said on Saturday. Earlier the day, the Kurdish factions in the Iraqi Council of Representatives ...

Gorran to Determine its Participation in the Government Formation

Waar Media - 2018-12-22 16:53
Gorran movement will hold a meeting today to determine whether it will take part in the new Kurdistan regional government formation or not. “Gorran movement handed out a project of six articles of the previous meetings to KDP regarding reforms in the new ...

US Presence in Middle East Only Triggered Tensions: Iran

BAS News - 2018-12-22 13:55
ERBIL — Commenting on the recent decision by Washington to withdraw its forces from Syria, Iran has stated that the presence of the US troops in the region has been “irrational” since the very beginning. "In fact, the deployment and the presence of the U ...

Germany to continue supporting Peshmerga in the coming year

Waar Media - 2018-12-20 14:38
The new German forces commander in Iraq and Kurdistan Eric Schneider “For the time being German main mission is to train, guide and support Peshmerga forces; and we will continue our support in coming year in all three aspects,” said German Forces Comman ...

SDF: US’s Decision to Withdraw from Syria a “Stab in the Back”

BAS News - 2018-12-19 21:51
ERBIL - The Democratic Union Party (PYD) has expressed deep concerns over Washington's decision of withdrawing its forces from Syria, a monitor group said on Wednesday. The Syrian Democratic Party (SDF), in the meantime, has mentioned the sudden move as ...

KIU Chooses to Be “a Moderate Opposition” in Kurdistan: Official

BAS News - 2018-12-17 09:57
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU or Yekgirtu) has chosen not to take part in the next cabinet of Kurdistan Region, but act as a moderate opposition party, said a senior official. As part of an alliance named “Towards Reform”, the KIU won only fiv ...

US Considers Deployment of Roj Peshmerga to East Euphrates in Rojava: Source

BAS News - 2018-12-16 13:41
ERBIL — As Turkey is threatening to launch a new military operation against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Unites (YPG), the United States is considering available options to maintain stability in the region without losing either sides of its all ...