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Russian missile shield long owned by NATO allies

Russian missile shield long owned by NATO allies

Waar Media - 2019-06-12 20:05
WAAR_DUHOK At least three NATO members have been using Russian air missile defense systems over the years, even as the U.S. steps up pressure on Turkey and India to withdraw from their own purchases of such hardware. With India having inked a deal with M ...
Russian missile shield long owned by NATO allies - Waar Media

Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff meets with high-ranking Commanders from the Coalition Forces

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-05 10:29
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On July 2, 2019, Lieutenant General Jamal Mohammad, Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff, received a high delegation from the U.S. and Coalition Forces, led by General Krinkovich, Deputy Commander of Coalition Forces in Iraq and S ...

Distrust of US propels Turkey’s Russian missile purchase, despite US threats of sanctions, United States News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Straitstimes - 2019-06-19 12:26

Trump, Erdogan Talking About Turkey Getting Russian Missile Defenses - The National Herald

Thenationalherald - 2019-06-17 15:32

Pentagon calls Turkey plan to buy Russian missile ‘devastating’ | Business Recorder

Brecorder - 2019-06-17 15:32

Turkey Expects Russian S-400s Delivery by July: Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-06-16 14:55
ERBIL — Turkey expects the Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems to be delivered by July this year, said Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey’s purchase of S-400 missile system from Russia has put Ankara and Washington in odds recently, with the ...

KRG Condemns Missile Attack on Saudi Airport

BAS News - 2019-06-13 23:59
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has condemned Wednesday's missile attack carried out by the Yemeni militias of pro-Iranian Houthis on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia which left at least 26 people injured. "We strongly condemn ...

International: Turkey defies US, plans to buy Russian missile defense system | The North Africa Journal

North Africa - 2019-06-12 16:41

US gives Turkey to July 31 to backtrack on Russian missile deal

Spacedaily - 2019-06-11 14:18

Pentagon Warns Turkey of Sanctions Over Russian Missile System – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-06-10 17:53

Pentagon calls Turkey plan to buy Russian missile 'devastating' | Business Standard News

Business Standard - 2019-06-09 15:19

US gives Turkey till July 31 to backtrack on Russian missile deal | Dhaka Tribune

Dhakatribune - 2019-06-09 14:17

Ethnic cleansing in Afrin: 60,000 people resettled in the city

ANF - 2019-06-09 12:21
At least 60,000 people have been moved to Afrin. Families transferred from other regions were placed in the center of Jindirês, Şiyê, Bilbilê, Şêra and Afrin. ...

2 American women captured with ISIS sent back to U.S. with kids

CBS News - 2019-06-05 17:43
U.S.-allied Kurdish administration in north and east Syria says the 8 were repatriated at U.S. request "without any pressure or coercion" ...

Turkey deliberately burned 11,000 hectares of lands in Afrin

ANF - 2019-05-29 10:46
Forests are intentionally set on fire in Turkish state-occupied Afrin. It has been reported that at least 11,000 hectares have been burned to date. ...

Does the U.S. really want to attack on Iran?

E-Kurd - 2019-05-26 11:28
Payraw Anwar | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Introduction: Tensions between the U.S. and Iran has escalated in recent days. The U.S. President Donald Trump rapidly decided to move an aircraft carrier ship which is known by Abraham Lincoln toward Persian Gulf. T ...

US crude oil stocks, production rise for w/e May 17

Waar Media - 2019-05-23 14:09
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil inventories and production surged in the U.S. last week, pushing oil prices down, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Wednesday. Commercial crude oil stocks increased by 4.7 million barrels, o ...

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 ...

Taking the U.S. and Iran Off Collision Course

International Crisis Group - 2019-05-16 06:19
A series of escalations in both word and deed have raised fears of U.S.-Iranian military confrontation, either direct or by proxy. It is urgent that cooler heads prevail – in European capitals as in Tehran and Washington – to head off the threat of a dis ...

U.S. orders ‘non-emergency’ government employees to leave Iraq

Waar Media - 2019-05-15 15:27
WAAR_DUHOK The State Department on Wednesday ordered all “non-emergency U.S. government employees” to leave Iraq amid soaring tensions with Iran, which backs proxy forces there. It said in a statement that the announcement affects both the U.S. Embassy i ...

U.S. orders some government employees to leave Iraq, Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-15 14:59
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The U.S. State Department on Wednesday ordered the departure of “non-emergency government employees” from Iraq, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said in a statement. Referring to the embassy and the U.S. consulate in Ir ...