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It's tempting to look away from Syria, but that'd be reckless | TheHill

It's tempting to look away from Syria, but that'd be reckless | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-06-03 19:43

It\'s tempting to look away from Syria, but that\'d be reckless | TheHill - Thehill

Sadr calls the government to prevent politicians from pilgrimage

Waar Media - 2019-06-22 14:20
WAAR_DUHOK Sadr’s leader Moqtada al-Sadr issued ten directives on the occasion of the upcoming pilgrimage on Friday, June 21, 2019, including the government’s call to prevent politicians from going on pilgrimage this year. “The government should: Prevent ...

bne IntelliNews - Why it’s tempting to think the Istanbul revote will bring about the end of Erdogan

Intellinews - 2019-06-20 22:35

Moody’s downgraded Turkey's rating to B1

ANF - 2019-06-15 11:19
Moody’s downgraded Turkey's rating to B1 from Ba3 and maintained a negative outlook. ...

Syrian Kurds hand over 14 French, Dutch orphans from Islamic State families

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 18:53
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds have handed over 14 orphans born to jihadist families to government delegations from France and the Netherlands, in the latest repatriations of foreigners living in crowded camps. Abdelkarim Omar, the top Kurdis ...

Turkey to Buy S-400 Despite US' Ultimatum: Officials

BAS News - 2019-06-10 00:51
ERBIL - Despite the US' latest ultimatum for the country, Turkey has made it clear that there is no change in Ankara's plans to purchase Russia's S-400 missiles defense systems, Turkish officials have confirmed. Washington earlier said that it had given ...

“ISIS members should be brought to justice in northern Syria”

ANF - 2019-06-08 18:41
Kurdish parties reject the establishment of a court for ISIS terrorists outside Syria, stating that the trial of ISIS terrorists should take place in northern and eastern Syria. ...

Bolton: No troop withdrawal from Syria until ISIS contained, Kurds protected | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-06-05 00:18

Norway to repatriate 5 orphan children of ISIS adherents from Syria

The Defense Post - 2019-06-03 18:53
The Kurdish administration in northeast Syria handed over five orphans from a family who joined ISIS to Norwegian authorities The post Norway to repatriate 5 orphan children of ISIS adherents from Syria appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Trump Calls on Britain to ‘Walk Away’ From Brexit

Waar Media - 2019-06-02 16:17
WAAR_DUHOK Just before his state visit to Britain was to begin, President Trump subverted diplomatic norms by rattling an already precarious political situation there: He suggested that the next prime minister of Britain “walk away” from trying to reach ...

Commission: Turkey has continued to move away from the EU – EURACTIV.com

Euractiv - 2019-05-31 02:55

Uzbekistan repatriates 148 women and children linked to ISIS from Syria

The Defense Post - 2019-05-30 21:56
Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria handed over 148 Uzbek women and children linked to ISIS for repatriation The post Uzbekistan repatriates 148 women and children linked to ISIS from Syria appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

CAMPACC oppose new powers to prosecute returnees from Rojava

ANF - 2019-05-29 08:24
In the wake of the panic caused by British citizens travelling to North East Syria to join ISIS, and the terrorist threat they may pose upon their return, the British government rushed through the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019. ...

Basra Official Calls for Legal Procedure Against ExonMobil's Evacuation

BAS News - 2019-05-27 22:38
ERBIL - Officials from the Basra Provincial Council have called on the federal government to take legal procedures against ExxonMobil's decision to evacuate its engineers working in the West Qurna oil field in the Iraqi province of Basra. ExxonMobil Corp ...

Iran needs America’s help to pivot away from the past

Rûdaw - 2019-05-26 19:24
“As long as the Islamic Republic is in power, the shadow of war will loom over Iran” ...

Kurdish PJAK rebels ‘won’t sit idly by’ if U.S. goes to war with Iran: chief

E-Kurd - 2019-05-23 13:55
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) fighters will not “sit idly by” if the U.S. goes to war with Iran, and could form a democratic front against the regime in Tehran, militia chief Zilan Vejin said in comments publish ...

Abdul-Mahdi Confirms Iraq's Plan to Meditate Between US and Iran

BAS News - 2019-05-21 18:45
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister has confirmed Baghdad's plan to meditate between the United States and Iran whose relations have drastically deteriorated lately. The Iraqi premier was cited by Reuters on Tuesday as explaining that no Iraqi groups had attemp ...

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 ...