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South Korea Signs Deal to Pay More for U.S.Troops After Trump Demand

South Korea Signs Deal to Pay More for U.S.Troops After Trump Demand

Waar Media - 2019-02-10 09:13
WAAR_DUHOK (Reuters) – Officials signed a short-term agreement on Sunday to boost South Korea’s contribution toward the upkeep of U.S. troops on the peninsula, after a previous deal lapsed amid U.S. President Donald Trump’s call for the South to pay more ...
South Korea Signs Deal to Pay More for U.S.Troops After Trump Demand - Waar Media

PUK, KDP sign agreement on Iraqi Kurdistan government formation

E-Kurd - 2019-03-04 15:42
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have signed an agreement on the formation of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). KDP deputy president Nechirvan Barzani and the PUK ...

KDP and PUK Ink Political Agreement on New Government

BAS News - 2019-03-04 15:33
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) officially signed a political agreement on Monday to expedite the formation of the new government. The agreement, was signed by KDP Vice President Nechirvan Barzani and P ...

US Ends Drills With S.Korea To Save Money: Trump

Waar Media - 2019-03-04 13:35
WAAR_DUHOK The reason for the conclusion of U.S.-South Korea annual large-scale military drills is to save money, President Donald Trump said on Sunday. “The reason I do not want military drills with South Korea is to save hundreds of millions of dollars ...

North Korea’s Kim Arrives in Vietnam For Summit; Trump On The Way

Waar Media - 2019-02-26 11:31
WAAR_DUHOK (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday for a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump where they will try to reach agreement on how to implement a North Korean pledge to give up its nuclear weapons. Trump is d ...

KDP, Gorran reach political agreement on Iraqi Kurdistan government formation

E-Kurd - 2019-02-17 13:56
SULAIMANI, Iraqi Kurdistan,— The Change Movement (Gorran) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) reached a political agreement on Saturday following a meeting in Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan Region. KDP and Gorran released a statement following their m ...

KDP, PUK Intensify Efforts to Reach Agreement on KRG Formation

BAS News - 2019-02-17 00:18
ERBIL - High-level delegates from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met on Saturday evening. Both sides making efforts to reach an agreement on the formation of the next cabinet in Erbil. Kurdistan 24 cited i ...

Bill to End Support for Yemen War Clears US House

Waar Media - 2019-02-14 10:51
WAAR_DUHOK The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation Wednesday that would require President Donald Trump to halt U.S. assistance for the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen. The bill will now head to the Senate for consideration follo ...

Trump-Kim Summit Critical for Peace: South Korea Leader

Waar Media - 2019-02-11 16:37
WAAR_DUHOK South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday expressed hope that an upcoming summit meeting between the U.S. and North Korea leaders would bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. “[The summit] will become a critical turning point for the complete ...

U.S. forces withdrawal from Syria likely to start in ‘weeks’, top general says

E-Kurd - 2019-02-11 14:01
WASHINGTON,— The United States is likely just weeks away from starting the withdrawal of ground troops from Syria ordered by President Donald Trump, the top U.S. commander overseeing American forces in the Middle East said on Sunday. U.S. Army General Jo ...

Iran news: Tehran ordered to pay $6BN for their role in 9/11 terror | World | News | Express.co.uk

Express - 2019-02-10 11:40

Trump Ignores Senate Deadline on Khashoggi Killing

Waar Media - 2019-02-09 12:58
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump will not respond to a legally-required Senate request to determine whether sanctions are warranted against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior ...

U.S. military aims to withdraw from Syria’s Kurdish region by April: WSJ

E-Kurd - 2019-02-09 12:13
WASHINGTON,— The U.S. military is preparing to withdraw American forces from Syria by the end of April and a significant portion of them will be out by the middle of March, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing current and former U.S. officials. A U.S ...

U.S.'s Syria Ally Supplies Oil to Assad's Brokers

The Wall Street Journal - 2019-02-09 10:18
America’s Kurdish-led military ally in Syria has become an important supplier of crude oil to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, delivering crude to a broker that has been targeted by sanctions in the U.S. and European Union. ...

U.S. Military Sets April Target Date for Leaving Syria

The Wall Street Journal - 2019-02-09 00:58
The Pentagon is preparing to pull all American forces out of Syria by the end of April, even though the Trump administration has yet to come up with a plan to protect its Kurdish partners from attack when they leave, current and former U.S. officials said ...

Iraq Agrees on Ways to Pay Due Debts to Iran

Waar Media - 2019-02-06 11:41
WAAR_DUHOK The Iraqi Central Bank and its Iranian counterpart have signed an agreement to pay Baghdad’s debts to Tehran. Signing the agreement aims to “attain mutual consent for debt payment,” an Iraqi Central Bank source told Anadolu Agency on condition ...

Trump Taps New Head for Interior Department

Waar Media - 2019-02-05 11:02
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday nominated acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, a former fossil fuel lobbyist, to lead the department in charge of administering and conserving federal lands. If confirmed by the Senate, Bernhardt wil ...

‘Return to Mosul’ – war-ravaged Mosul’s past and future on display in historic museum

The Global Coalition - 2019-02-05 00:56
‘Return to Mosul’ is being held at the Royal Hall, Mosul Museum from 29 Jan – 03 Feb. Article ‘Return to Mosul’ – war-ravaged Mosul’s past and future on display in historic museum Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Singapore’s contribution towards the Global Coalition against Daesh

The Global Coalition - 2019-01-28 20:27
Singapore joined the Coalition in 2014. They have contributed towards projects in Iraq and work together with international partners to counter terrorism. L’article Singapore’s contribution towards the Global Coalition against Daesh est apparu en premier ...

NATO’s contribution towards the Global Coalition against Daesh

The Global Coalition - 2019-01-18 14:39
NATO entered the Coalition in 2017 and are part of the stabilisation, foreign fighters and communications working groups. L’article NATO’s contribution towards the Global Coalition against Daesh est apparu en premier sur The Global Coalition Against Daes ...

Islamic State claims Syria’s Manbij attack targeting U.S. troops

E-Kurd - 2019-01-16 17:18
MANBIJ,— Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on American soldiers and their Kurdish allies in Syria, potentially complicating President Donald Trump’s plans to pull U.S. troops out of the country citing a victory against the jihadist group ...