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US, Russia Renew Understanding to Avoid Clashes in Air over Syria | Asharq AL-awsat

US, Russia Renew Understanding to Avoid Clashes in Air over Syria | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-04-13 08:47

US, Russia Renew Understanding to Avoid Clashes in Air over Syria | Asharq AL-awsat - Aawsat

Jailed PKK leader Ocalan 'wants SDF to avoid conflict in Syria'

Al Jazeera - 2019-05-07 06:05
Ocalan, who met lawyers first time in eight years, calls on Kurdish-led SDF to consider Turkish sensitivities in Syria. ...

Turkey, Russia Considering Deployment to Tel Rifaat in Northern Syria

BAS News - 2019-05-05 11:03
ERBIL — Turkish and Russian authorities are taking into consideration the possibility of deploying forces to the border areas Tel Rifaat in northern Syria, where the US-backed Kurdish forces are in control. The measures come a day after Turkey confirmed ...

Top Players Vying to Win Support of Arab Tribes in East Syria | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-05-02 20:22

Guerrillas write letter to hunger strikers in South Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-04-29 13:02
Guerrillas sent a letter to hunger strikers in South Kurdistan, Fadile Tok, Nasır Yağız and Herêm Mehmud, saying; “We are closer to victory more than ever. Victory is ours.” ...

TUAY-DER: Action needed to prevent death in prison

ANF - 2019-04-20 12:25
TUAY-DER spokesperson Abdulmenaf Kur said the health situation of the hunger strikers is getting worse. “Steps should be taken in order to avoid death in prisons.” ...

Russia Troops Clash with pro-Iranian Militias in Aleppo, 11 People Killed

BAS News - 2019-04-17 02:00
ERBIL - Clashes between Russia troops and pro-Iranian militias in the Syria's Aleppo city have resulted in the killing of 11 people, a report said on Tuesday. A couple of children and three women were among the 11 killed in the military confrontation whi ...

Kurdish Official Says Russia Behind Stalled Negotiations With Damascus | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-04-13 10:23

Japan Donates Additional $9.2 Million to Help Iraq Revive after IS

BAS News - 2019-04-11 15:54
BAGHDAD (WFP) — The Government of Japan has contributed US$9.2 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to enable it to transition its programmes in Iraq from primarily humanitarian to more development-related assistance. As WFP faces a s ...

Averting a Full-blown War in Libya

International Crisis Group - 2019-04-10 20:04
Fighting between forces loyal to Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and allies of the UN-backed government in Tripoli threatens a bloodbath and a regional proxy war. Libya’s international partners should urgently take steps to avoid a major battle and get both ...

Sinn Féin seeks to enshrine neutrality in the constitution

ANF - 2019-04-10 08:34
Sinn Féin TD’s prepared to table a bill seeking a referendum that, if passed, would see Ireland’s policy of neutrality enshrined in the constitution. ...

Damascus regime and Ankara’s gangs in clashes

ANF - 2019-04-09 14:25
Syrian regime forces and the Ankara-backed gang groups engage in clashes in the north of Hama and south-southwest of Idlib. ...

US Delivers Military Assistance to SDF: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-04-08 21:56
ERBIL - The US-led coalition has delivered new military convoys to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said on Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the military assistance included 700 ...

Iran, Iraq Reach Understanding to Develop Oilfields

BAS News - 2019-04-07 16:44
ERBIL — The governments of Iran and Iraq have reached an understanding to develop two oilfields on the border between the two countries, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Sunday. The sides will focus on developing the Naft Shahr and Khorramshah ...

Weak Links in a Sea of Extremism and Counter-Extremism | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-04-07 02:30

SDF Foils Escape Attempt by IS Detainees in Northeast of Syria: Coalition

BAS News - 2019-04-07 00:03
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) successfully foiled a prison break attempt by the Islamic State (IS) jihadists in northeastern Syria on Saturday, said the US-led coalition. The militant detainees reportedly tried to escape from the ...

Hamburg de afîşê ‘Rojbîyayîşê to yo 70’in pîroz bo’ ame akerdene

ANF - 2019-04-05 17:22
Bajarê Hamburgî yê Almanya de, seba pîrozkerdişê rojbîyayîşê Rayberê Şarê Kurdî Abdullah Ocalanî afîşo bi nuşteyê ‘Rojbîyayîşê to yo 70’in pîroz bo’ ame akerdene. ...

Japan’s further contribution to displaced people in Iraq

The Global Coalition - 2019-03-29 12:51
Article Japan’s further contribution to displaced people in Iraq Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Kurds Observe Nowruz in Syria | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-03-21 11:22

Exclusive - Fugitives from Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon Fail to Form Extremist Brigade in Syria | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-03-18 19:40