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Kurdistan One Success Story in Middle East: US

Kurdistan One Success Story in Middle East: US

BAS News - 2019-02-20 22:08
ERBIL - The United States has praised the role of the Kurdistan Region in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) in the past few years, saying that "the Kurdistan Region is one of the success stories in the Middle East." The remarks were made by the Sp ...
Kurdistan One Success Story in Middle East: US - BAS News

US Hails Kurdistan for Combatting Terrorism, Sheltering IDPs, Syrian Refugees

BAS News - 2019-03-19 22:18
ERBIL - The United States has praised the role of the Kurdistan Region and its people in, alongside the Peshmerga forces, combatting terrorism while sheltering nearly 2 million IDPs and Syrian refugees in the past few years. The message was conveyed by a ...

IS Kills One Policeman, Injures Six Civilians in Northern Diyala

BAS News - 2019-03-13 21:56
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) insurgents killed one Iraqi policeman, while wounding six civilians, in a mortar attack on Wednesday evening in Qara Tapa district, northern Diyala province, locals reported. Explaining to Kurdistan 24, Mohammed Omar, the c ...

Iraqi Airstrike Destroys two Islamic State Armored Vehicles in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-03-03 23:11
ERBIL - A couple of Islamic State (IS) armored vehicles were destroyed by the Iraqi warplanes before they could target the security forces in Anbar province. The jihadists had planned to use the two vehicles for attacking a military force in the desert a ...

There Should be No Power Vacuum During US Pullout from Syria: Turkey

BAS News - 2019-02-23 19:33
ERBIL - Turkey has told the US that there must not be a power vacuum during the US troops' withdrawal from Syria, state-run media said on Saturday. According to Anadolu Agency, the remarks were made by Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar during his mee ...

Middle East Youth Conference: Isolation is against all peoples

ANF - 2019-02-22 14:52
Delegates attending the 2nd Middle East Youth Conference held in Kobane stressed that the Turkish state’s invasion goals in the Middle East will be voided by the leading power of the youth and women. ...

2nd Middle East Youth Conference in Kobanê continues

ANF - 2019-02-21 15:41
“Towards a Multicolored and Democratic Middle East under the leadership of Youth” is the slogan of the conference which has brought together around 300 young people from Kurdistan, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Libya, Armenia, Egypt and Turkey. ...

President Masoud Barzani Met Ambassador James Jeffrey

Waar Media - 2019-02-21 14:46
WAAR_DUHOK US Special Representative and Special Presidential Envoy for the Defeat-ISIS Coalition, Ambassador James Jeffrey praised the role of the Kurdistan Region, and he said that Kurdistan is one of the most successful areas in Middle East. Masoud Ba ...

Second day of Middle East Youth Conference opens in Kobanê

ANF - 2019-02-21 08:08
The first day of the Second Middle East Youth Conference in Kobanê ended with the presentation of the work to be carried out in this important appointment. ...

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. ...

KDP prevented youth to attend 2nd Middle East Youth Conference

ANF - 2019-02-19 09:04
The Middle East Youth Initiative denounced the KDP preventing the young members from crossing into Rojava. ...

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 ...

Second Middle East Youth Conference to be held in Kobanê

ANF - 2019-02-17 08:55
Preparations are underway for the 2nd Middle East Youth Conference to be held on 20 February in Kobanê. ...

US: No peace in Middle East without ‘confronting’ Iran

Kurdiu - 2019-02-14 16:42

US: No Peace in Middle East Without ‘Confronting’ Iran

Waar Media - 2019-02-14 13:35
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday accused Iran of being a “malign influence” in the Middle East, arguing that confronting Tehran is a must for peace and stability in the region. “You can’t achieve peace and stability in the Middl ...

IS Could Re-emerge in Syria If US Troops Withdraw: Pentagon

BAS News - 2019-02-01 23:15
ERBIL - The Pentagon stated that the Islamic State (IS) militant group could re-emerge in Syria within months if the US forces withdraw from the country, an official was cited on Friday. CNN cited the source, who is familiar with the latest statements, a ...

KRG PM Calls for New Erbil-Baghdad Strategy to Encounter IS Threat

BAS News - 2019-02-01 17:47
ERBIL — The Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani has called for devising a new strategy between Erbil and Baghdad with the participation of the US-led Coalition to fight the Islamic State (IS) threats in the region. He argued that IS is n ...

Over 25 Kurdish Yezidis Rescued from IS in January Only

BAS News - 2019-02-01 13:05
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s special office for Yezidi abductee affairs revealed that a total of 26 Yezidis were rescued from the Islamic State (IS) during the month of January this year. Head of the office, Husseing Qa’edi, told BasNews that the total num ...

Three Yezidis Rescued from IS in Syria

BAS News - 2019-01-30 23:31
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region's Special Office for Yezidi Abductees Affairs announced on Wednesday the liberation of three more Yezidis from Islamic State (IS) captivity in Syria. Hussein Qaidi, head of the office, told BasNews that the three civilians includ ...

IS to be Fully Defeated in Syria Soon: US Official

BAS News - 2019-01-29 22:29
ERBIL - Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday that the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) will lose its final bits of territories in Syria, noting that the insurgents wou still stay as a threat to the US. "I'd say 99.5 percent pl ...

Iraqi Court Sentences Two to Life in Jail for Links with IS

BAS News - 2019-01-28 21:14
ERBIL - A court in Iraq has sentenced two people to life in jail over links with the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. The Central Criminal Court explained in a statement that one of the suspects was found guilty of ties with the militant group, while t ...