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How U.S. Foreign Student and Exchange Visitor Policies Undercut National Security | Center for Immigration Studies

How U.S. Foreign Student and Exchange Visitor Policies Undercut National Security | Center for Immigration Studies

CIS - 2019-08-20 16:07

How U.S. Foreign Student and Exchange Visitor Policies Undercut National Security | Center for Immigration Studies - CIS

Minister of Peshmerga: “The consultancy and cooperation with the U.S. Forces is vital for us.”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-09-04 00:43
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga KRG Minister of Peshmerga, during a meeting with a team from U.S. Military Cooperation at KTCC, discussed their military partnership, security climate of the region as well as MOPE’s reform process. On September 2, 201 ...

KURDISH-LED AUTHORITY: THIS SHOWS OUR COMMITTMENT TO ONGOING U.S.-TURKISH TALKS AND FINDING A SOLUTION - STATEMENT

Yahoo - 2019-08-27 13:40

Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff received a military delegation from the U.S. Consulate in Erbil

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-08-25 18:56
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On August 25, 2019, Lieutenant-General Jamal Mohammad (Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff) received Colonel Selin (Military Cooperation Officer at U.S. Consulate in Erbil) and his accompanying delegation. During the meeting, bot ...

Syrian Kurds say will help implement U.S.-Turkey ‘safe zone’

E-Kurd - 2019-08-25 03:22
HASAKA, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds said on Saturday they would support the implementation of a US-Turkey deal to set up a buffer zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) along the Turkish border. The so-called “safe zone” agreed by Washington and Ankara e ...

U.S. concerned over Turkey’s removal of Kurdish mayors

E-Kurd - 2019-08-22 16:46
WASHINGTON,— The US State Department on Wednesday called the removal of three democratically elected mayors from the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey “obviously concerning.” U.S. Department of State spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said durin ...

How Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey's Gulenists fell from power to persecution - Religion News Service

Religionnews - 2019-08-21 00:57

U.S. policy clarity and Turkey-Kurd cooperation needed to secure northeast Syria - analysts | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-08-17 03:09

Turkey says Syria safe zone center to start work next week: Anadolu

E-Kurd - 2019-08-16 23:14
ISTANBUL,—A joint Turkish-U.S. operation centre to establish and manage a safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria will be fully operational next week, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday. Turkey and the United States agr ...

Iran Briefing Note #9

International Crisis Group - 2019-08-16 20:53
Iran Briefing Notes highlight and provide context for the previous week’s major events featured on International Crisis Group’s Iran-U.S. Trigger List. This infographic resource tracks developments on key flashpoints between Iran, the U.S. and their resp ...

Turkey won’t tolerate U.S. delay over setting up a safe zone in Kurdish northern Syria: FM

E-Kurd - 2019-08-15 18:21
ANKARA,— Ankara will not tolerate any delay from the US over setting up a safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Thursday. “They (the US) first need to be sincere and need to understand that Turkey won ...

U.S. Sanctions Are Killing Cancer Patients in Iran – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-08-14 17:59

U.S., Turkish officials reportedly agree on safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan: state media

E-Kurd - 2019-08-07 17:49
ISTANBUL,— U.S. and Turkish military officials reportedly have agreed that the safe-zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria will be a “peace corridor” for displaced Syrians longing to return home, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said We ...

Islamic State still has 15,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria: U.S. envoy Jeffrey

E-Kurd - 2019-08-02 10:09
WASHINGTON,— The Islamic State group (ISIS) still has nearly 15,000 fighters active across Iraq and Syria, Ambassador James Franklin Jeffrey, the U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement and the Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISI ...

Peshmerga Officers participated in U.S. Defense Language Institute

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-27 01:35
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga As part of the military cooperation between the United States and Kurdistan Region, a number of Peshmerga officers participated in military training programs across the U.S. this year, with higher participation numbers ...

Turkey, U.S. to continue talks on Syria safe zone despite tensions: officials

E-Kurd - 2019-07-25 17:15
ANKARA,— Turkish and U.S. officials will continue to discuss a planned safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, Turkish military officials said on Thursday after Ankara warned that it would launch a cross-border operation if a deal was n ...

U.S. proposals for safe zone in north Syria do not satisfy Turkey: FM

E-Kurd - 2019-07-24 18:02
ANKARA,— New U.S. proposals for a safe zone in north Syria do not satisfy Turkey, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday, adding that an agreement on the issue needs to reached as soon as possible because Ankara has no patience left. Turkey ...

How the EU Can Soften Iran-U.S. Tensions

International Crisis Group - 2019-07-22 20:01
The alarming escalation between the U.S. and Iran risks unravelling the nuclear deal, prompting direct military engagement and destabilising the Arabian Peninsula. In this excerpt from its Watch List 2019 – Second Update, Crisis Group urges the European ...

New head of Iraqi Kurdistan’s foreign relations Safeen Dizayee takes office

E-Kurd - 2019-07-21 20:02
Falah Mustafa Bakir steps down as head of Iraqi Kurdistan’s foreign relations HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Current Chief of Staff to Iraqi Kurdistan Prime Minister and KRG spokesperson Safeen Dizayee officially took office as the new head of t ...