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

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

Leyla Guven: The peoples of the Middle East need Ocalan

ANF - 2019-02-20 13:38
DTK Co-chair Leyla Guven sent a written message to the 2nd Middle East Youth Conference and stressed that the Middle East needs Ocalans’s ideas more than ever for a solution and a lasting peace. ...

Iran Ready to Build Ties with Gulf States in Middle East: Rouhani

BAS News - 2019-02-18 20:38
ERBIL - Iran is willing to build closer ties with the Gulf States in the Middle East, President Hassan Rouhani has said, accusing the US and Israel of creating division among Iranians. Rouhani made the comments during a public speech in southern Iran. "I ...

Withdrawal of U.S. forces in Syria likely to start in 'weeks': U.S. general | Reuters

Reuters - 2019-02-17 06:20

Withdrawal of U.S. forces in Syria likely to start in 'weeks': U.S. general | News | The Mighty 790 KFGO

KFGO - 2019-02-16 13:02

Kurds in Northern Iraq Want U.S. to Stay in Region :: Middle East Forum

Meforum - 2019-02-15 19:24

Withdrawal of US forces in Syria likely to start in 'weeks': US general, Middle East News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Straitstimes - 2019-02-11 14:45

Withdrawal Of Us Forces In Syria Likely To Start In 'Weeks' - Task & Purpose

Taskandpurpose - 2019-02-11 12:22

Top US commander says Trump’s abrupt Syria exit to start in ‘weeks’ as questions surface over troop relocation to Iraq | South China Morning Post

SCMP - 2019-02-11 10:55

Withdrawal of U.S. forces in Syria likely to start in 'weeks' - U.S. general | Reuters

Reuters - 2019-02-11 01:12

US Forces' Withdrawal from Syria Not "End of America's Fight": Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-02-06 18:26
ERBIL - The US forces' withdrawal from Syria is not going to be "the end of America's fight", Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday during a meeting with the 79 coalition partners in Washington. He held talks with the allies on the next steps ...

Top U.S. general warns on Islamic State threat in Syria as troops withdraws

E-Kurd - 2019-02-06 13:51
WASHINGTON,— A top U.S. general warned on Tuesday that Islamic State would pose an enduring threat following a planned U.S. withdrawal from Syria, saying the militant group retained leaders, fighters, facilitators and resources that will fuel a menacing ...

Death Toll Rises to 142 in Brazil Dam Collapse

Waar Media - 2019-02-06 12:55
WAAR_DUHOK The death toll from a dam collapse late last month in southeastern Brazil has risen to 142, said officials early Wednesday. The civil defense authority in Minas Gerais state said on Twitter that 122 victims had been identified while the number ...

Barzani Gives Hope to Kurds in Middle East: German Ambassador

BAS News - 2019-02-05 12:30
ERBIL — The Ambassador of Germany in Iraq Serel Non has underscored the role of Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani in the regional politics and noted that the former president of Kurdistan Region gives hope to his people in the Middle East. Non, accompanied b ...

US Senate Opposes “Precipitous Withdrawal” from Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-05 11:17
ERBIL — The US Senate on Monday passed a non-binding amendment to oppose a “Precipitous Withdrawal” of country’s troops from Syria and Afghanistan, citing persisting threat of terrorism. The Senate passed the amendment by a 70 to 26 vote, as reported by ...

IS Will Claim Victory over US in Syria after Forces' Withdrawal: Pentagon

BAS News - 2019-02-05 00:20
ERBIL - The jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) is likely to regain territory in Syria once again and claim victory over the US due to the President Donald Trump's decision of withdrawing the forces from Syria, the Pentagon argued in a new report on Mon ...

PM Barzani Invites Greek Firms to Invest in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-02-03 14:02
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has encouraged Greek firms to visit the Kurdistan Region and enjoy potential economy to invest in. The topic was discussed on Sunday when Barzani received first consul general of Greece, Efthymios ...

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 ...

US Sending Additional Troops to Help Syria Pullout

BAS News - 2019-01-26 11:39
ERBIL — The United States is deploying more troops to Syria to provide protection for the forces who are withdrawing from the country, an official said. The US, since the announcement by President Donald Trump last month, is planning to pull its troops o ...

SKorea welcomes plan for second Trump-Kim meeting

Waar Media - 2019-01-19 15:02
South Korea’s presidential office said Saturday it welcomes the agreement between Washington and Pyongyang to hold a second summit meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said ...

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 ...