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US embassy issues security alert amid "heightened" US-Iran tensions

US embassy issues security alert amid "heightened" US-Iran tensions

Rûdaw - 2019-05-12 23:22
The recent statement in advising its citizens not to travel to Iraq could be interpreted as the further US-Iran escalation. ...
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ExxonMobil to Return Foreign Staff to Iraq Soon

BAS News - 2019-05-31 23:26
ERBIL - ExxonMobil has decided to return its foreign staff to Iraq's southern West Qurna 1 oilfield on upcoming Sunday as the government agreed to provide additional security, senior Iraqi oil officials were quoted as saying. Earlier the month, the oil c ...

US Ensures Not Using Iraq as War Launchpad

BAS News - 2019-05-21 15:33
ERBIL — The United States says it is committed to prohibit using Iraqi territories as a launchpad to attack other countries. The assurance was given by US Embassy Chargé d'Affaires Joey Hood on Tuesday while meeting with Iraqi National Security Advisor F ...

US: Iran military could misidentify airliners amid tension

Gulan Media - 2019-05-19 01:42

Senate Confirms Matt Tueller as New US Ambassador to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-17 15:38
ERBIL — The US Senate on Thursday confirmed the nomination of Matt Tueller to the post of US Ambassador to Iraq. Tueller previously served as an ambassador to Yemen and Kuwait, and he worked with US diplomatic missions in Iraq and other countries across ...

Coalition to Resume Training Peshmerga Next Week: Ministry

BAS News - 2019-05-17 01:22
ERBIL - The US-led International Coalition will resume its military training to the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces next week, said the Ministry of Peshmerga on Thursday in a statement. Following a security alert by the US Department of State on Wedn ...

Even misinterpretations can trigger a US-Iran war at this juncture | editorials | Hindustan Times

Hindustantimes - 2019-05-16 18:52

UK latest to raise threat level for forces in Iraq amid US-Iran standoff

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-16 18:50

German, Netherlands suspend military training in Iraq including Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-15 22:32
BERLIN,— Germany and the Netherlands said on Wednesday they were suspending military training operations in Iraq and Kurdistan region as the United States warned of increased threats from Iran-backed forces amid an escalation of tensions between Washingt ...

US-led coalition will continue to train Iraqi forces, amid Iran tensions

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-15 21:29

Iraq may stand to benefit from heightened US-Iran tensions

Rûdaw - 2019-05-15 11:46
Central Iraqi government inhabits a position where it may be able to capitalise off of US-imposed sanctions on Iran. ...

Pompeo’s Visit to Baghdad: US Warned Iraq over Iranian-backed Militias

BAS News - 2019-05-15 11:41
ERBIL — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Iraq earlier in May came after security alarms about Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias posing a serious threat to the US forces in Iraq, two security sources said. Pompeo reportedly warned the Iraqi lead ...

No excuses for confusing ally with adversary in US-Iran face-off

Rûdaw - 2019-05-13 14:21
The Democratic Party is no longer the party of liberalism ...

US Embassy Issues Security Alert on "Highlighted Tensions" in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-12 23:31
ERBIL - The United States embassy in Baghdad has issued a security alert for its citizens on "highlighted tensions" in the country as ties between Washington and Tehran have drastically escalated lately. "The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad advises all U.S. citi ...

Fmr Iraqi PM Maliki calls on US, Iran to end ‘military escalation’

Rûdaw - 2019-05-11 01:03
US actions are contrary international laws and norms ...

US Deploying Aircraft Carrier Strike Group, Bomber Near Iran

BAS News - 2019-05-06 13:59
ERBIL — US is deploying aircraft carrier strike group to the Middle East to send an “unmistakable” message to Iran, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said. Tensions between the US and Iran are fast growing as the former tightens sanctions to cripp ...

US “peace deal”: The guide for the perplexed with updates

Seth Frantzman - 2019-04-26 11:02
The US is working on a secretive peace deal that is supposed to be rolled out in June. It has led to many rumors and discussions about why the administration […] ...

Five numbers that explain US border crisis

BBC - 2019-04-19 01:42
As the US moves to expand indefinite detention for asylum seekers, here's what you need to know. ...

Rouhani Calls on Countries in Middle East to Unite Against US

BAS News - 2019-04-18 23:20
ERBIL - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has urged the countries in the Middle East to come together against the US as the relations between Tehran and Washington have dramatically deteriorated after Trump administration's withdrawal from Iran Nuclear De ...