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U.S. Syria withdrawal could spur Turkish invasion catastrophe - McGurk | Ahval

U.S. Syria withdrawal could spur Turkish invasion catastrophe - McGurk | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-04-17 11:14

U.S. Syria withdrawal could spur Turkish invasion catastrophe - McGurk | Ahval - Ahvalnews

Prime Minister Barzani receives U.S. Congressional Delegation

KRG-Spain - 2019-04-30 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received a United States congressional delegation and the U.S. Consul General to the Kurdistan Region Steven Fagin. Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani also attended the m ...

Prime Minister Barzani and U.S. Vice President discuss developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq

KRG-Spain - 2019-04-30 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani held a phone call with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. They discussed the latest security developments in the disputed territories and the political situation in the Kurdis ...

US Struggles To Get Ssupport From Allies For Syria: WSJ

Waar Media - 2019-04-24 10:42
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has reached out to at least 21 of its allies for troops and logistical support to prevent a resurgence of Daesh in Syria, but nearly half have declined so far, The Wall Street Journal said Tuesday. ...

Ankara’s Syria-driven turn to Moscow could spur U.S.-Turkey divorce - analyst | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-04-23 17:33

U.S. withdrawal from Syria threatens revival of Kurdish language, too - Syria -

Haaretz - 2019-04-23 11:39

U.S. Consul General and accompanying delegation visit Peshmerga Staffing & Training Academy

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-21 00:55
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On Thursday, April 11th, 2019, Steve Fagin, U.S. Consul General in Erbil, and Colonel Adam, Commander of U.S. Forces in Kurdistan, visited Peshmerga’s Staffing & Training Academy and were received by Brigadier General ...

U.S. withdrawal from Syria | Milbank Monitor

Milbankmonitor - 2019-04-15 22:51

North Korea’s Kim ready for third summit with Trump

Waar Media - 2019-04-14 10:39
WAAR_DUHOK If the U.S. offers a plan by the end of 2019 that both countries can accept, North Korea’s leader can again meet with the U.S. president to continue diplomatic efforts towards peace, official North Korean news agency KCNA reported on Saturday. ...

Syrian Kurds hand over 200 Islamic State militants to Iraq: source

E-Kurd - 2019-04-13 19:23
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi security forces received Friday a batch of 200 Islamic State (IS) militants captured by the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in neighboring Syria, a security source said. “Iraqi security forces have received 200 IS m ...

How the U.S. Can Thread the Kurdish-Turkish Needle » Mosaic

Mosaicmagazine - 2019-04-11 15:02

U.S. senators introduce bill to sanction Turkish officials over detentions - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-04-11 06:13

Turkish Prosecutor’s Document Suggests Turkey Spying on U.S. Soil – Nordic Monitor

Nordicmonitor - 2019-04-10 17:05

U.S.-China Trade War: Causes and Consequences

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-04-10 06:19
The Trump administration has taken U.S. foreign economic policy in directions not seen since the establishment of the postwar liberal […] ...

The Taiwan Relations Act at 40: Reaching a New Optimal Equilibrium in U.S.-Taiwan Policy

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-04-09 06:20
The Taiwan Relations Act (TRA)—passed by the U.S. Congress in 1979—has provided an enduring framework for U.S.-Taiwan relations. This remarkable legislation mandated special American obligations and commitments to Taiwan that have helped to preserve peace ...

Iraq receives six F-16 fighter jets from U.S.: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-04-07 21:26
BAGHDAD,— Iraq has received a new batch of F-16 fighter jets from the U.S., the Defense Ministry said on Saturday. Iraqi Ministry of Defense said in a brief statement on Twitter that six F-16 jets landed in Balad Airbase, northern Baghdad. The arrival of ...

Iran’s Khamenei urges Iraq to force out U.S. troops ‘as soon as possible’

E-Kurd - 2019-04-07 15:37
TEHRAN,— Iran’s top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iraq on Saturday to demand U.S. troops leave “as soon as possible”, during a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi that showed off Tehran’s strong influence in Baghdad despite U.S. pressure ...

Turkey says proposed working group to ease U.S. worries over Russian S-400s

Reuters - 2019-04-03 18:03
Turkey has proposed to the United States that they form a working group to determine that Russian S-400 missile defense systems do not pose a threat to U.S. or NATO military equipment, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday. ...

U.S.-backed fighters clash with IS militants in eastern Syria

Washington Times - 2019-04-03 06:09
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian fighters are battling the Islamic State group in eastern Syria 10 days after declaring victory over the extremists, an official with the Kurdish-led force said Tuesday. Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic ...

Over 50 Islamic State militants killed by U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria’s Baghouz

E-Kurd - 2019-03-29 09:46
BEIRUT,— At least 50 Islamic State IS militants were killed Thursday by U.S.-led airstrikes on a caves area in eastern Syria, a war monitor reported. The air raids targeted the caves in the Baghouz, the last IS redoubt in the eastern countryside of Deir ...