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From hot sauce to pop gloss, US products seep into Iran

From hot sauce to pop gloss, US products seep into Iran

Rûdaw - 2019-07-12 09:21
“The American lifestyle is very attractive” ...
From hot sauce to pop gloss, US products seep into Iran - Rûdaw

Yazidis receive $500,000 grant from U.S. to fund Lalish Temple restoration: ambassador

E-Kurd - 2019-07-18 21:03
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Lalish Temple, the spiritual home of the Yazidi minority in Duhok in Iraqi Kurdistan, has received a $500,000 grant from the US government to fund its restoration, US Ambassador to Baghdad Mathew Tueller announced Thursda ...

WHO/Europe | WHO launches the third edition of the School on Refugee and Migrant Health, in Cesme, Turkey: From emergency response to long-term inclusion policies

WHO - 2019-07-16 14:49

Turkey Reacts To Threat Of US Sanctions With Military Deployment Near Syria – Eurasia Review

Eurasiareview - 2019-07-16 09:53

US migrant crisis: Trump seeks to curb Central America asylum claims

BBC - 2019-07-16 00:33
The White House is seeking to limit Central American migrants' ability to claim asylum in the US. ...

A Glimmer of Light in Venezuela’s Gloom

International Crisis Group - 2019-07-15 22:07
A discreet Norwegian diplomatic effort represents the best hope for breaking Venezuela's political deadlock. To stop the country’s slide into humanitarian and economic catastrophe, pragmatic backers of both government and opposition should put aside empt ...

Turkey reacts to threat of US sanctions with military deployment near Syria | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-07-15 02:02

Britain to return precious artefacts looted from Iraq and Afghanistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-09 20:42
LONDON,— Ancient Buddhist clay heads and other precious artefacts looted from Iraq and Afghanistan and illegally exported to the UK will soon be returned to their country of origin. The British Museum is working with the UK Border Force and other agencie ...

US warns Tehran as Iran announces higher uranium enrichment

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-09 12:18

US Calls for German Troops in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-07-07 11:25
ERBIL — The United States has called on Germany to send ground troops to support the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against the remnants of the Islamic State (IS). "We want ground troops from Germany to partly replace our soldiers," James Jef ...

Turkey to host next Syria summit with Russia, Iran | MENAFN.COM

Menafn - 2019-07-05 10:47

US to Sanctions Any Countries that Import Iranian Oil: Envoy

BAS News - 2019-06-28 23:38
ERBIL - Washington will sanction any countries that would buy oil from Iran, US Special Envoy for Iran Brian Hook said on Friday, adding that no exceptions are now in place. "We will sanction any imports of Iranian crude oil… There are right now no oil w ...

US Envoy for Iran Heads to Middle East

BAS News - 2019-06-20 02:24
ERBIL - US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook has been scheduled to travel to the Middle East on Wednesday to discuss "Iran's regional aggression," with officials in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain. The State Depa ...

Trump appoints a Kurdish from Erbil as ambassador to America in Portugal

Waar Media - 2019-06-19 15:44
WAAR_DUHOK The White House announced the appointment of the Kurdish politician Heroo Kader Mohammad Amin Mustafa as US ambassador to Portugal. Heroo has held several diplomatic positions in the US government and worked at the United States Embassy in Por ...

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 ...

The Jerusalem Post: Is Saudi Visit To Eastern Syria Prelude To Greater U.S., Saudi Role?

Justice for Kurds - 2019-06-18 02:05
The Saudi Minister for Gulf Affairs Thamer Al-Sabhan visited eastern Syria and met US officials over the weekend. It is his second known visit since 2017 when he traveled to Raqqa after its liberation from Islamic State. The visit has fueled rumors that t ...

Dozens of Kurdish Yezidi Families to Return from Syria to Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-06-16 13:06
ERBIL — Several Kurdish Yezidi families, whom were displaced from their hometowns after the Islamic State (IS) massacre in 2014, are expected to return to Sinjar in the nearest future, said an official. In August 2014, IS attacked Sinjar where it killed ...

Egypt, Jordan, Morocco to join US Mideast peace meeting

Waar Media - 2019-06-12 20:05
WAAR_DUHOK Egypt, Jordan and Morocco have told the U.S. they will attend a Middle East peace conference planned for later this month, a White House official confirmed to Anadolu Agency Tuesday. The Trump administration is expected to roll out the economi ...