Breaking News from Kurdistan, Europe and Middle East

US Troops in Iraq by Baghdad Consent: Iraqi FM

US Troops in Iraq by Baghdad Consent: Iraqi FM

BAS News - 2019-02-08 13:18
ERBIL — The US military presence in Iraq is in accordance with a previous agreement, said Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim. The debate over the US troops present in Iraq was heated earlier this week when President Donald Trump said his countr ...
US Troops in Iraq by Baghdad Consent: Iraqi FM - BAS News

Trump Agrees with Congress on Keeping US Military Presence in Syria

BAS News - 2019-03-06 10:00
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said he agrees with members of Congress to keep some troops in Syria after the promised pullout. It came after a group of Senators and representatives officially appealed to Trump on 22nd February to keep a small residua ...

Iraqi Woman Bludgeons Husband to Death with a Hammer

BAS News - 2019-02-23 22:10
ERBIL - An Iraqi woman from the province of Anbar has bludgeoned her husband to death with a hammer, reports said. According to Iraqi media reports, the incident took place in the town of al-Khalidiya, where the security forces arrested the woman over th ...

Trump Calls on European Allies to Repatriate IS Members from Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-17 09:17
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump urged his country’s European allies, including the UK, France and Germany, to take back the hundreds of Islamic State (IS) jihadists captured in Syria. “The United States is asking Britain, France, Germany and other Euro ...

Iraqi foreign minister: US military in Iraq at Baghdad’s request

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-09 12:49

Hashd al-Shaabi and Hezbollah Brigades in Iraq threaten the US

ANF - 2019-02-08 13:21
The pro-Iran Hashd al-Shaabi and Hezbollah Brigades officials in Iraq threatened the US. ...

Trump Predicts Full Victory over IS in Iraq, Syria by Next Week

BAS News - 2019-02-06 23:44
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has predicted the full victory over the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria by next week "It should be announced, probably some time next week, that we will have 100% of the caliphate," Trump said duri ...

Iraqi Shi'ite Cleric Indirectly Responds to Trump on US Military Presence

BAS News - 2019-02-06 21:07
ERBIL - Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, who is the highest level Shi’ite religious authority in Iraq, has indirectly responded to US President Donald Trump's statement on keeping the forces in Iraq to watch over Iran. The Shi'ite leader made the comments du ...

Adel Abdul-Mahdi: There are no US Military Bases in Iraq

Waar Media - 2019-02-06 12:55
WAAR_DUHOK Iraqi PM denied that there are US bases in Iraq; and the US declarations about having US bases in Iraq are causing them anxiety. “There are no US military bases in Iraq; but there are indeed trainers operating within the framework of the inter ...

Trump says second US-DPRK meeting to be held in Vietnam

Waar Media - 2019-02-06 10:56
WAAR_DUHOK The second summit between US President Donald Trump and his North Korean counterpart will be held in Veitnam late this month, Trump announced Tuesday. Trump did not specify which city the meeting will be held in but said it will take place Feb ...

Iraqi President to Trump: Don’t Overburden Iraq with Your Own Issues

BAS News - 2019-02-04 14:23
ERBIL — The president of Iraq has responded to his US counterpart Donald Trump on his recent remarks about the US military presence in Iraq and its goal to watch Iran from the region. Trump said on Sunday that he will withdraw the troops from Syria, relo ...

Iraqi PM to Visit Washington, Discuss US Military Presence

BAS News - 2019-02-04 14:23
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi will visit Washington in the near future to discuss a range of issues, including the US troops in the country as it has recently turned into a heated debate, a report claimed. According to anonymous Baghdad o ...

Iraqi Militia Commander Threatens to Oust US Troops “Overnight”

BAS News - 2019-02-04 14:23
ERBIL — A commander of Iraqi Shi’ite militias of Asaib Ahl al-Hagh has threatened again to oust the US forces in the country “overnight” as debates on US military presence in Iraq heat up. Qais Khazali told Somariya News that the Iranian-backed militias ...

Trump says he'll keep US troops in Iraq to keep an eye on Iran | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-02-03 22:17

US troops in Iraq menaced by monster they helped create | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-02-03 21:22

Trump says he wants to keep US troops in Iraq to 'be able to watch' Iran | US news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-02-03 21:02

Trump Says He Will Keep Forces in Iraq to Watch Iran

BAS News - 2019-02-03 18:02
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has said that he wish to keep his country's forces in Iraq so as to watch Iran. Trump made the remarks during an interview with CBS on Sunday, where he pointed out that part of the troops, who are going to withdraw from ...

Trump’s move in Venezuelan could cause domino effect

Waar Media - 2019-01-24 09:30
U.S. President Donald Trump announced his government would recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the new president of Venezuela. The decision came after Trump met with various Republicans, including Florida Governor Rick Scott and Senator Marco Rubi ...

Iraqi FM Hakim to meet Lavrov in Moscow on Jan. 30

Waar Media - 2019-01-19 15:01
Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali al-Hakim will meet with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on January 30 as the former’s first official visit as a foreign minister to Moscow, an Iraqi diplomat revealed. Stressing the importance of Russian-Iraqi coo ...

Azerbaijan Frees the 28 Iraqi Students

BAS News - 2019-01-17 23:55
ERBIL - The Iraqi Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday evening the release of the 28 Iraqi students detained in Iran's Azerbaijan. "With direct follow-up from Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim, and with the efforts made by our embassy in Baku, the ...

Trump, Erdogan Discuss Syria by Phone

BAS News - 2019-01-14 20:19
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone call on Monday evening to discuss the latest developments on their policies in Syria. Earlier on Sunday, Trump warned Turkey not to attack the Syrian Kurdish ...