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An Iranian refugee fought for years to get to America. Now he asks why he’s here - Los Angeles Times

An Iranian refugee fought for years to get to America. Now he asks why he’s here - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-05-22 17:59

An Iranian refugee fought for years to get to America. Now he asks why he’s here - Los Angeles Times - Latimes

Syrian troops enter key Kurdish city in wake of Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-06-06 15:51

Turkey accuses Trump of ‘turning a blind eye’ to Khashoggi’s killing - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-06-02 00:55

A transgender soldier who fought to wear the Army uniform wonders if it still fits - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-05-28 18:54

KDP: No Timeline for Returning to Mosul

BAS News - 2019-05-28 00:02
ERBIL - The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has rejected to have any specific timeline for returning to Mosul city, an official said on Monday. Talking to BasNews, Ali Khalil, a KDP representative to Mosul, explained that his party's leadership h ...

Libya post-Kadafi: Lurching from one crisis to another - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-05-27 19:22

Iranian FM arrives in Baghdad to meet with Iraq officials

Waar Media - 2019-05-26 17:18
WAAR_DUHOK Iranian media are reporting that the country’s foreign minister has arrived in Baghdad to meet his Iraqi counterpart and other officials. The official IRNA news agency reported Saturday that Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet with Iraqi Foreign Mi ...

Jailed Kurdish militant leader calls for end to hunger strike

Reuters - 2019-05-26 11:35
Jailed militant leader Abdullah Ocalan called for Kurdish lawmakers and thousands of prisoners to end their hunger strike in a statement read by one of his lawyers on Sunday, 200 days after one MP launched the protest. ...

Iranian FM Lands in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-05-25 19:57
ERBIL - Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in Baghdad to meet with Iraqi top officials amid tensions between Washington and Tehran. According to the information BasNews has learned, Zarif will stay for only one day in Iraq where he is expected t ...

New US Deployment to Middle East Threatens International Peace: Iranian FM

BAS News - 2019-05-25 11:08
ERBIL — The decision to deploy an additional 1,500 US troops to the Middle East is a “dangerous” development that threatens the “international peace”, said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Cited by state-owned IRNA, Zarif said his country w ...

Rally in Berlin to support hunger strike resistance

ANF - 2019-05-21 13:57
Activists underlined that remaining silent is not an option and indeed would mean to be partners in crime of the Turkish government. ...

Iranian FM to Trump: “Try to Respect—It Works”

BAS News - 2019-05-20 13:41
ERBIL — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif has responded to a recent tweet by US President Donald Trump, saying the US should respect Iran. “Never Threaten an Iranian. Try to Respect—It works,” Zarif said on Twitter earlier today. Following a ...

Turkey’s enemy No. 1 may be willing to talk turkey - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-05-20 12:22

Release of U.S. pastor likely to ease tensions with Turkey — and give Trump a win before midterm elections - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-05-11 22:27

Islamic State could exploit simmering ethno-sectarian tensions to forge a comeback, experts say, once U.S. withdraws from Syria - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-05-11 18:40

US calls for end to Russian-backed air strikes in Syria's Idlib | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-05-01 13:18

Trump’s half-baked plan for withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-04-28 06:24