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US Defence Chief Unaware of Plan to Create Working Group on S-400s With Turkey - Sputnik International

US Defence Chief Unaware of Plan to Create Working Group on S-400s With Turkey - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2019-06-17 20:16

US Defence Chief Unaware of Plan to Create Working Group on S-400s With Turkey - Sputnik International - Sputnik

FARC denounced plan to kill its leaders

ANF - 2019-07-14 09:41
FARC senator Carlo Lozada denounced plan to assassinate the leaders of the party. ...

Three members of the Saqez Halow Climbing group were arrested

Kurdpa - 2019-07-12 14:21
Kurdpa Agency: The intelligence forces three members of the Saqez Halow Climbing group were arrested and transferred to the detention center. ...

Iraq Investigates Report of Senior Commander’s Link with CIA

BAS News - 2019-07-06 12:49
ERBIL — Iraqi Defense Ministry has launched an investigation into reports accusing Commander of Anbar Operations Mahmoud Fallahi of having links with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). According to an official statement, Defense Minister Najah Sha ...

Political parties in South Kurdistan call for national unity

ANF - 2019-07-02 20:02
Political party representatives said national unity could not be achieved due to the KDP and PUK’s partnership with Turkey and Iran, calling for national unity at a time when Kurdish citizens are massacred, Kurdistan lands are occupied. ...

US police probe arrest of black man using IV machine outside hospital

BBC - 2019-07-02 02:39
The patient said he was accused of trying to steal the machine while he went for a walk. ...

US unveils economic portion of Middle East peace plan

Waar Media - 2019-06-23 14:00
WAAR_DUHOK The White House on Saturday unveiled the economic portion of its Middle East peace plan, calling for $50 billion dollars in investments for Palestine and neighboring Arab states. The plan, which has been long-promised and faced a number of del ...

Number of US oil rigs rises by 1 to 789

Waar Media - 2019-06-22 14:20
WAAR_DUHOK The number of oil rigs in the U.S. increased 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 789 for the week ending June 21, from 78 ...

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 ...

Emir of Kuwait to Visit Iraq on Wednesday

BAS News - 2019-06-18 13:27
ERBIL — Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait, is scheduled visit Iraq on Wednesday heading a high-level delegation. The office of Kuwaiti Emir and ministry of foreign affairs confirmed the state visit, as reported by KUNA. Sabah wi ...

US to Deploy 1,000 More Troops to the Middle East: Pentagon

BAS News - 2019-06-18 10:06
ERBIL — Washington will send 1,000 more soldiers to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran in the Gulf, said Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. The announcement came after two oil tankers were attacked last Thursday in the Gulf of ...

US to deploy extra troops amid growing tension with Iran

BBC - 2019-06-18 02:06
The US releases new images from the Gulf of Oman tanker attacks and is sending 1,000 more troops. ...

Pope Calls for Restraint after Tanker Attacks in the Gulf of Oman

BAS News - 2019-06-16 16:39
ERBIL — Pope Francis has called for de-escalation of the situation in the Middle East after the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman raised tensions between Iran and the US. “I invite everyone to use the instruments of diplomacy to resolve the ...

"Spectacular victory" of popular demonstrations in Hong Kong

ANF - 2019-06-16 09:45
Chief Minister of the Autonomous Government of the city-region of Hong Kong suspended the bill that opened the door to the possibility of extraditing suspects to China. ...

Masrour Barzani, New US Envoy Discuss KRG's Future Agenda

BAS News - 2019-06-15 20:22
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani received on Saturday the new US Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Tueller for talks on future agenda of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). "Fruitful exchange today with new US Ambassador to ...

Belgium Repatriates Six Children of IS Parents

BAS News - 2019-06-15 12:00
ERBIL — Six Belgian children of Islamic State (IS) parents were taken back to their home country from Syria on Friday, officials confirmed. They were stranded at a camp under the control of the US-backed Kurdish fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces. “The ...

US Pushes Germany to Remain in Syria for Spy, Training Missions – Report - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2019-06-08 15:01

Dont give leave of absence to security and political prisoners in Urmia Prison

Kurdpa - 2019-06-04 00:37
Kurdpa Agency: On approaching Eid al-Fitr, authorities of the Central Prison of Urmia opposed to give leave of absence to security and political prisoners. ...

Iranian threats 'put on hold', says US defence chief

BBC - 2019-05-22 00:02
The defence chief says US actions have stopped potential attacks and its policy was of "deterrence". ...

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 ...