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

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 ...
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Seoul Agrees To Abolish Major Military Drills With US

Waar Media - 2019-03-04 13:35
WAAR_DUHOK South Korea has agreed to end two large-scale military drills with U.S. replacing them will smaller-scale trainings in the backdrop of denuclearization process of Korean peninsula, media reports said. Washington on Sunday announced suspension ...

Israel Feels Unsafe as US Efforts to Secure Tel Aviv "Stalls": Iranian Official

BAS News - 2019-03-03 23:11
ERBIL - Israel feels unsafe as Washington's efforts to secure Tel Aviv have come to an end, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Sunday. Shakmani made the comments on the sidelines of a conference in the capital Teh ...

US, South Korea Conclude Two Military Drills

Waar Media - 2019-03-03 08:53
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. and South Korea on Sunday concluded their annual large-scale military drills held in the Korean Peninsula every spring months, according to a statement by the U.S. Department of Defense. The statement said that the Acting Secretary of ...

Iran Denounces UK’s Decision to List Hezbollah as “Terrorist Organization”

BAS News - 2019-03-02 14:11
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran condemned on Saturday a previous decision by the UK to list Lebanon’s Hezbollah as a “terrorist organizations”. Late in February, British Home Secretary Sajid Javid said that London lists Hezbollah as a terrorist orga ...

Turkey’s Erdogan to Visit Iraq

BAS News - 2019-03-02 13:23
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Iraq in the near future to develop ties with Baghdad, especially in the field of trade and economy, the country’s envoy said. According to Turkish Ambassador to Iraq cited by Iraqi media outlets, ...

Trump, North Korea’s Kim Kick Off Second Day of Summit

Waar Media - 2019-02-28 14:09
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he is in “no rush” to make a deal with North Korea as he entered his first day of formal talks with Kim Jong-un. “Speed is not that important to me,” Trump said in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, where he is ...

Russia and Syria tell U.S. forces to leave Syria: joint statement

E-Kurd - 2019-02-27 15:48
MOSCOW,— Russia and Syria issued a joint statement on Wednesday calling on U.S. forces to leave Syria and to allow people inside a refugee camp in the southeast of the country to be evacuated by Russian and Syrian forces. The statement, released by Russi ...

Barcelona Want Ajax’s Onana to Join De Jong – Agent

Waar Media - 2019-02-27 13:50
WAAR_DUHOK Andre Onana is a transfer target for Barcelona, according to the Ajax goalkeeper’s agent. Barca agreed a €75million deal to sign Ajax’s star midfielder Frenkie De Jong at the end of this season and a report by Radio Catalunya claimed they were ...

US Denies Over 37,000 Visas Due to Travel Ban: Data

Waar Media - 2019-02-27 10:29
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. State Department denied more than 37,000 visa applications in 2018 due to President Donald Trump’s travel ban, according to data released Tuesday. The number of denials was up sharply from less than 1,000 cases the previous year due t ...

House Votes To Overturn Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Waar Media - 2019-02-27 10:29
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday aimed at ending President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to fund his southern border wall. The bill passed by a vote of 245 to 182, but Trump has threatened to veto i ...

Iraqi oil minister says to hold talks with Kurdistan region on oil exporting

E-Kurd - 2019-02-26 16:13
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s Minister of Oil Thamir Abbas Al Ghadhban revealed Monday his Ministry’s intention to engage in a dialogue to resolve the issue of exporting 250,000 barrels of crude oil produced from Kurdistan fields. “Iraq’s State Organization for Marke ...

Brazil: US Can’t Use Our Territory to Invade Venezuela

Waar Media - 2019-02-26 11:31
WAAR_DUHOK Brazil’s vice president said Monday his country will not allow the United States to intervene militarily in Venezuela from Brazilian territory. Brazil is opposed to any military intervention by the U.S. in Venezuela, said Hamilton Mourao, spea ...

Tribes in Ninevah Want US Forces to Stay in Iraq: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-02-24 22:49
ERBIL - A spokesperson for the Arab tribes in the province of Ninevah said on Sunday that they want the US forces to stay in Iraq, pointing out that they are in talks with some Shi'ite sides to appose a parliament's proposal to end the presence of the fo ...

U.S. cannot back Syrian Kurdish forces who align with Assad: U.S. commander

E-Kurd - 2019-02-18 16:29
BAGHDAD,— The United States will have to sever its military assistance to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) battling Islamic State if the fighters partner with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or Russia, a senior U.S. general said on Sunday. ...

Trump to Declare Full Victory over IS in Syria in 24 Hours

BAS News - 2019-02-15 19:35
ERBIL - The US will announce the full victory over the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) in Syria within the next 24 hours, President Donald Trump said on Friday. "We have a lot of great announcements having to do with Syria and our success with the e ...

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 ...

SDC to Resume Talks with Damascus Soon

BAS News - 2019-02-10 13:22
ERBIL — The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) said on Sunday that it will soon resume the negotiations with the Syrian regime to determine the future of the territories it holds in north of the country. Azad Birazi, a member of the council, told BasNews th ...

Pentagon to send 3,750 troops to border with Mexico

Waar Media - 2019-02-04 17:09
WAAR_DUHOK Some 3,750 troops will be deployed to the U.S. border with Mexico, the Department of Defense said on Sunday. The troops will be sent to place barbed wire at key points of entry along the border in response to large migrant caravans that had be ...

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 ...