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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

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 ...

Acting Pentagon Chief Visits Baghdad to support Iraq, Discuss Syria Withdrawal

Waar Media - 2019-02-12 12:18
WAAR_DUHOK (Reuters) – Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday for an unannounced visit during which he said he would stress the importance of Iraqi sovereignty and broach the issue of the future of U.S. troops there. ...

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 ...

Iraqi army official says no agreement on return of Peshmerga to Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2019-02-08 12:10
KIRKUK, Northern Iraq,— Spokesperson for Iraqi central government’s Joint Operations Command Brigadier General Yahya Rasoul denied reports on Wednesday of an agreement that would involve Kurdish Peshmerga forces deploying to Kirkuk province. Earlier, a s ...

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 ...

Time to End Washington’s Use and Abuse of the Kurds…

E-Kurd - 2019-01-27 02:25
Gerald A. Honigman | Exclusive to Ekurd.net President Trump’s recent decision to withdraw forces from Syria, along with a 21st century would-be Turkish Sultan, President Erdogan’s, apparent aim to re-create part of the Ottoman Empire, have quickly led to ...

House Speaker blocks Trump’s State of Union address

Waar Media - 2019-01-24 09:30
House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday blocked U.S. President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address, firing back at his promise to continue with the speech. Pelosi said the House “will not consider a concurrent resolution authoriz ...

Trump to Give State of the Union When Shutdown Over

Waar Media - 2019-01-24 09:30
US President Donald Trump has decided to postpone his State of the Union address until after “the Shutdown is over,” following a standoff with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Trump said in a pair of tweets Wednesday night that he’s not looking for an alterna ...

Trump to hold second summit with NKorea’s Kim next month

Waar Media - 2019-01-19 09:45
U.S. President Donald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a second summit “near the end of February,” the White House announced Friday amid Washington’s continued push to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. Trump earlier Friday met with Ki ...

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 ...