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US lawmakers introduce bills to stop Saudi arms sales

US lawmakers introduce bills to stop Saudi arms sales

Waar Media - 2019-06-13 11:47
WAAR_DUHOK House Democrats introduced new legislation Wednesday to stop U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration from following through on a number of arms sales to Saudi Arabia. One resolution, introduced by congressman Ted Lieu, would block all 22 ...
US lawmakers introduce bills to stop Saudi arms sales - Waar Media

Kurdish woman Herro Mustafa nominated as U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria

E-Kurd - 2019-06-20 15:06
WASHINGTON,— United States President Donald Trump has nominated Kurdish woman Herro Mustafa, born in the Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil, a career diplomat currently deputy chief of mission at the US embassy in Lisbon, to be the next ambassador to Bulga ...

New US Deployment to Middle East to Include Patriot Missiles

BAS News - 2019-06-20 01:08
ERBIL - The expected new US deployment of forces to the Middle East will include a Patriot Missile battalion, drones and manned surveillance aircraft, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Earlier the week on Monday, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan r ...

Environmentalist: The Turkish state must stop burning forests

ANF - 2019-06-17 11:52
Environmental activist Güner Yanlıç calls on the Turkish government to stop the destruction of forests for "security reasons" and to take measures to put out forest fires. ...

Saudi Arabia holds top crude oil exporter title in 2018

Waar Media - 2019-06-16 12:41
WAAR_DUHOK Saudi Arabia retained the title of the world’s top crude oil exporter last year, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency on British energy giant BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2019 report. The kingdom’s crude oil exports rose by ...

Oil rig count in US falls by 1 to 788 this week

Waar Media - 2019-06-15 11:52
WAAR_DUHOK The number of oil rigs in the U.S. decreased by 1 this week, from the previous week, according to data released by oilfield services company Baker Hughes on Friday. The oil rig count in the U.S. reached 788 for the week ending June 14, from 78 ...

Iraqi Hezbollah Blames Saudi Arabia for Resurgence of Terrorism

BAS News - 2019-06-13 12:57
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite militia of Hezbollah accuses Saudi Arabia for the violence and continued terror across Iraq. The group released a statement to lay the blame on Saudi Arabia for recently increasing terrorist attacks in northern and western Iraq, inc ...

House Republicans buried in ridicule for trying to stop Dems from calling Trump a ‘con man’ – Raw Story

Rawstory - 2019-06-11 06:12

US Africa envoy to visit Sudan amid crisis to encourage talks

BBC - 2019-06-11 00:29
Tibor Nagy will urge the country's military leaders to stop their attacks on civilians. ...

Are Saudi Arabia and Iran in an ‘arms race’ or is the contest more complex: Notes and sources

Seth Frantzman - 2019-06-09 01:46
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN A version of this article appeared in ‘The Jerusalem Post,’ this one has links and charts. In May 2017 US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia inked […] ...

U.S. to stop training Turkish F-35 pilots because of Russia deal: sources - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-06-07 23:31

US to stop future training of Turkish pilots for F-35 jets - report

Gulan Media - 2019-06-07 18:04

US to stop future training of Turkish pilots for F-35 jets - report

Rûdaw - 2019-06-07 15:57
Pilots and crews already in the US will continue training on the F-35 at Luke Air Force Base ...

US to stop training new Turkish F-35 pilots

ANF - 2019-06-07 15:06
The US had warned Turkey before that if they purchased S-400 air defense systems, they could be subjected to sanctions. ...

Family of Yazidi man killed by Turkish attack: Stop the invasion

ANF - 2019-06-06 14:25
The family of Emin Salih, who was murdered by the Turkish army, called on the Iraqi Government to stop the invasion. ...

US President Donald Trump starts controversial UK visit

Waar Media - 2019-06-03 14:10
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump has arrived in Britain on Monday to start a three-day long state visit. Accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump and his entourage, the president was welcomed at Stansted Airport by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt amid ...

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

E-Kurd - 2019-05-26 11:28
Payraw Anwar | Exclusive to 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 Not Reached Out to Iran for Talks: Trump

BAS News - 2019-05-21 01:41
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump said on Monday that Washington had not reached out to Tehran for talks, pointing out that Iran's economy continues to collapse. Trump called out a "fake news" report which claimed that the US reached out to Iran for talk ...

Qatar says not invited to two summits in Saudi Arabia

Waar Media - 2019-05-20 14:07
WAAR_DUHOK Qatar has not received an official invitation to two emergency summits called by Saudi Arabia, a Qatari state minister said on Monday. Saudi King Salman called for holding Gulf and Arab summits in Makkah on May 30 to discuss implications of re ...

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 ...

Trump warns Iran over possible oil tanker sabotage

Waar Media - 2019-05-14 18:37
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump warned Iran Monday following mysterious attacks on four oil tankers in a strategic waterway. “It’s going to be a bad problem for Iran if something happens, I can tell you that,” Trump told reporters at the White Hou ...