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Exclusive: Inside the State Department's Meltdown with the Kurds | The National Interest

Nationalinterest - 2019-10-23 01:03

US official warned Syrian Kurdish leader not to talk to Assad or Russia in heated meeting

The Defense Post - 2019-10-22 22:17
A US State Department official warned Syrian Kurdish leader Ilham Ahmed not to engage with Bashar al-Assad's government or with Russia The post US official warned Syrian Kurdish leader not to talk to Assad or Russia in heated meeting appeared first on Th ...

Sondland will defy State Department order not to testify in impeachment probe, lawyer says

Yahoo - 2019-10-21 15:13

State Department talking points greatly counter Trump’s Syria messaging - Vox

VOX - 2019-10-21 06:38

Three People Arrested in Possession of 5 kg of Drugs

BAS News - 2019-10-20 15:49
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces announced that arrest of three people with the seizure of over 5 kilograms of different illicit drugs in their possession. According to a press release by Soran directorate of counter-drug department, the security forces o ...

Rick Perry and Energy Department will not comply with House subpoenas

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-10-20 08:12

President Barzani Meets US Department of State Delegation

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-18 02:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 15 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with David Schenker, United States Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. Both sides exchanged views on the latest developments in Iraq, the demonstrations in Baghda ...

BCF Announces Campaign to Support Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2019-10-17 22:16
ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) on Thursday announced a nationwide campaign to collect support for the people affected by the Turkish military offensives in Syrian Kurdistan. Rawa Haji, head of BCF media and survey department, told BasNews that ...

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo talked to Iraq's president about Turkey's Syria incursion: statement

Reuters - 2019-10-15 19:21
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Iraqi President Barham Salih to discuss the Turkish military incursion into Syria and the U.S. desire for the offensive to end immediately, according to a State Department summary of the phone call released on Tu ...

U.S. State Department Says Reports Of Killing Of Kurdish Politician 'Extremely Troubling' | HuffPost

Huffpost - 2019-10-13 21:09

State Department: Reports of Kurdish politician, captured fighters being killed 'extremely troubling' | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-10-13 20:39

U.S. says reports of killing of Kurdish politician in northeast Syria 'extremely troubling'

Reuters - 2019-10-13 15:56
The United States has seen reports of the killing of a Kurdish politician and captured Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria, a State Department spokesman told Reuters on Sunday, adding that it was looking into the incident. ...

State Department Distrust of Syrian Kurds Paved the Way for Betrayal :: Middle East Forum

Meforum - 2019-10-12 17:08

New drug testing rule will strengthen connection between unemployment benefits and successful returns to work

AEI - 2019-10-12 00:03
A new rule from the Department of Labor would strengthen UI benefits by allowing states to condition eligibility for UI on passing a drug test. The post New drug testing rule will strengthen connection between unemployment benefits and successful returns ...

U.S. could penalize Turkey if it acts 'inhumanely' against civilians in Syria

Reuters - 2019-10-11 00:29
The United States will take penalizing action against Turkey if it engages in any "inhumane and disproportionate" moves against civilians during its incursion into northeastern Syria, a senior State Department official said on Thursday. ...

MOPE Director of Media & National Awareness participated in KRG Council of Ministers’ Media and Information seminar

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-10 08:11
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga KRG Council of Minister’s Directorate of Media & Information, in an effort to increase transparency, has a new agenda to reorganize the media department of all the ministers and collecting their data through a central ...

U.S. House intelligence panel chairman says State Department withholding messages

Yahoo - 2019-10-10 00:00

US justice department announces arrest of alleged leaker of national security information – live | US news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-10-09 23:37

Turkish President Erdogan says Syria offensive has started

CBS News - 2019-10-09 16:55
Turkey's president announced Wednesday its invasion of northern Syria has started, as Kurdish forces move to defend the border. CBS News State Department and foreign affairs reporter Christina Ruffini has more. ...

Justice Department investigating potentially serious allegations against Robert Mueller [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-10-09 10:51

U.S. House panel chief: State Department withholding key witness' messages

Yahoo - 2019-10-09 01:02

US moves troops “out of the path of potential Turkish incursion”

ANF - 2019-10-08 22:22
The United States Department of Defense stated yesterday that "we do not endorse a Turkish operation in Northern Syria. The U.S. Armed Forces will not support, or be involved in any such operation". ...

Open warfare erupts at Fox News between news department and pro-Trump hosts: Hollywood Reporter – Raw Story

Rawstory - 2019-10-08 17:25

Fox News obtains internal Chicago Police Department memo telling officers to not aid DHS in certain situations [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-10-08 12:26

US citizen accused of joining ISIS brought home by the Defense Department to face federal charges - Task & Purpose

Taskandpurpose - 2019-10-08 07:33

Pentagon: We don’t endorse Turkish operation in Northern Syria

ANF - 2019-10-07 21:12
“In conversations between the Department and the Turkish military we have consistently stressed that coordination and cooperation were the best path toward security in the area,” said the Pentagon. ...

U.S. expects Turkey to take over IS fighters if Kurdish militia forced to withdraw: official

Reuters - 2019-10-07 20:17
The United States expects Turkey to take responsibility of captive Islamic State fighters, a senior State Department official said on Monday, if Ankara's planned incursion into northeast Syria seizes areas where the detained militants are held. ...

Pompeo says State Department has given initial response to Congress

Yahoo - 2019-10-06 08:29

Greece and Qatar to Open Consulates in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-10-05 17:42
ERBIL - Greece and Qatar have plans to open their consulates in the Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil, a lawmaker said on Saturday. Speaking to BasNews, the chairman of the Kurdistan Region Parliament Foreign Relationship department, Rebwar Babkayi, said ...

US State Department denies evacuation of staff from its embassy in Baghdad

Kurdiu - 2019-10-03 20:22

Should we trust Turkey on a Syria safe zone? History suggests no

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute It’s a trick for which the State Department constantly falls: Adversaries feign grievance in order to win concessions. It is also a strategy Turkey has mastered. Rather than be held to account for its support ...

Al Tabqa: Paving Palestine Street

SDF Press - 2019-10-03 01:20
Al Tabqa- People’s Municipality began on Saturday the implementation of the Palestine Street paving project, in the center of Al Tabqa city. The project which is supervised by Technical Services Department of the municipality, is about paving the 800-metr ...

New French Consul General assumes office in Kurdistan Region

KRG-Spain - 2019-08-30 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Minister Safeen Dizayee received Mr Olivier Decottignies, new Consul General of the Republic of France to the Kurdistan Region who visited KRG Department of Foreign Relations for taking up his new duties in Er ...

EU Head of Liaison Office Ms. Clarisse PASZTORY ends her tenure in Erbil

KRG-Spain - 2019-08-29 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Head of the European Union Liaison Office Mr. Clarisse PASZTORY met at the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) Minister Safeen Dizayee Head of DFR on the occasion of compl ...

Animals taken from the wild in Iraqi Kurdistan must be returned to sanctuary: rangers

E-Kurd - 2019-08-25 03:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Though animals and their pelts can be bought, the Sulaimani Forests Department says they will return any animals to wildlife sanctuaries if they are found to have been taken out of the wild in Iraqi Kurdistan region. ...

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 ...

US statement on trustees: We are concerned

ANF - 2019-08-22 10:05
US State Department Spokesperson, Morgan Ortagus, criticized Turkey for suspend Kurdish mayors of Diyarbakir, Van, and Mardin. ...

US and Turkey defence chiefs discuss Syria 'security mechanism' Meanwhile, State Department spokeswoman expresses concern about Ankara’s removal of three elected mayors in Kurdish areas August 22, 2019

The National AE - 2019-08-22 07:14

Supplying Al-Tabqa’s hospital departments with oxygen cylinders

SDF Press - 2019-08-17 23:45
Al-Tabqa – the Health Committee began providing oxygen to the sections of the National Hospital as the World Health Organization (WHO) provided an oxygen station. The station feeds the department of incubators, kidney, women, ambulance and operating rooms ...

State Department's overly broad travel warnings undermine US mission | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-08-15 08:28

Islamic State is ‘resurging’ in Syria as U.S. withdraws troops, watchdog says

E-Kurd - 2019-08-07 17:49
BEIRUT,— The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group is “resurging” in Syria even as the United States withdrew troops, and is solidifying its insurgent capabilities in neighboring Iraq, a Defense Department watchdog said Tuesday. The Islamic jihadists — who s ...

Turkish army prevents intervention with wildfire in Bagok

ANF - 2019-08-05 11:09
After a clash with the guerrillas, the Turkish military started a fire in the town of Nusaybin. Neither the fire department nor residents are allowed through to extinguish the fire. ...

Dem candidate Marianne Williamson on her proposal for a "Department of Children" [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-07-28 20:11

Tour of the Department of Tourism in Tabqa for archaeological sites

SDF Press - 2019-07-28 16:07
Tabqa – The Directorate of Tourism and Protection of Antiquities in Tabqa continues its inspection tours of archaeological sites. Where it visited during the tour the archaeological sites in Jordaniyah region and its countryside and the citadel of Ja’aber ...

The People’s Municipality launches a clean-up campaign for the trees in Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-07-27 21:47
Raqqa – Within its daily activities of projects and plans to improve the beauty of the city, the Department of Environment and Gardens began a campaign of cleaning trees in the streets of the city. Among the projects istarted by the Environment Department ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s KRSC releases video confession in Turkish diplomat killing

E-Kurd - 2019-07-26 23:18
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Region Security Council’s (KRSC) Counterterrorism Department on Friday released a video in which Mazlum Dag, one of the alleged perpetrators of the Erbil restaurant attack, confesses to the murders. ...

Department of Justice will not pursue criminal contempt charges in census dispute with Congress [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-07-25 23:53

Turkey criticizes State Department over description of Pompeo meeting - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2019-07-25 23:14

Safeen Dizayee takes office as the New Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations

KRG-Spain - 2019-07-24 00:00
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – In a meeting with the senior Kurdistan Regional Government officials at the KRG Department of Foreign Relations on Sunday 21 July, Minister Safeen Dizayee assumed office as the new Head of the KRG Department o ...

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doubles down on eliminating the entire Department of Homeland Security [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-07-23 00:07

The tree pruning campaign began in Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-07-21 23:07
Raqqa – The Department of Parks and afforestation of the People’s Municipality in Raqqa launched on Sunday a campaign of pruning of trees distributed in the main roads, streets, and gardens in the city, in order to improve the aesthetic view of the city. ...

The Directorate of the Cultivation in Tabqa implements a fish breeding project

SDF Press - 2019-07-21 23:07
Tabqa – The Department of Livestock in the Directorate of Agriculture in Tabqa implements a project to breed fish in the Lake of Euphrates Dam. More than a month ago, the Department worked on the cleaning and maintenance of three-basins and their processi ...

The sanitation department rehabilitate winter sewage in Sakkia street

SDF Press - 2019-07-21 23:07
Raqqa – With the start of the project of paving the street Sakkia, which is one of the most damaged streets because of the battles that took place and the passage of heavy vehicles, which led to the presence of many digs along the junction of the Faculty ...

New head of KRG Foreign Relations Department takes office

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-21 20:47

US transports alleged ISIS fighter back from Syria for trial

Rûdaw - 2019-07-21 06:10
Department of Defense assisted with the transfer of a citizen from SDF detention in Syria ...

Treasury Department bureaucrats risk jumpstarting Islamic State resurgence | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-07-18 17:21

Christian Duhok couple presented with International Religious Freedom Award

Rûdaw - 2019-07-18 12:33
US State Department praised the Wardas for efforts to advance human rights in Iraq ...

State Department bureaucratic bloat undercuts Syria and Islamic State strategies

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-07-18 06:44

cleanup campaigns launched by the People’s Municipality in Raqqa Continues

SDF Press - 2019-07-17 20:24
Raqqa – The cleaning department in the People’s Municipality in Raqqa continues to clean the streets of the city. Project supervisor in the cleaning department in the People’s Municipality in Raqqa Ahmed Sweilem said: “Among the daily work carried out by ...

Al Raqqa Municipality launches the rehabilitation project of Al-Sakia Street

SDF Press - 2019-07-16 06:27
Al-Raqqa – Technical Services Department in the People’s Municipality of Raqqa launched a rehabilitation project on Monday from and started rehabilitating the entrance to Al-Sakia Street to the youth housing area. The implementation of the project came af ...

US State Department congratulates Nechirvan Barzani on presidenc

Rûdaw - 2019-07-14 22:56

Livestock committee checks veterinary pharmacies in Tabqa

SDF Press - 2019-07-13 18:53
The Department of Livestock in the Directorate of Agriculture in Tabqa, conducted on Saturday a tour on all veterinary pharmacies in the city and its countryside. As part of its efforts to preserve livestock in the region. During the tour, large quantitie ...

A voluntary clean-up campaign in Raqqa city center

SDF Press - 2019-07-13 18:53
Raqqa – The hygiene department of the People’s Municipality in Raqqa launched on Saturday a voluntary clean-up campaign within the city center in which dozens of volunteers participated. The head of the hygiene department in the People’s Municipality Moha ...

Pentagon, State Department repeat warnings to Turkey, as S-400 slated to arrive next week

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-12 15:28

Second federal court judge rejects Justice Department request to swap-out lawyers – Raw Story

Rawstory - 2019-07-11 03:28

Raqqa’s Council rehabilitates the water institution building

SDF Press - 2019-07-10 20:33
Raqqa – The Civil Council Raqqa started a project to rehabilitate the water institution building in Raqqa city center (formerly the Directorate of Subscribers Department) due to the destruction caused by the military operations in the city. In this regard ...

Iran shells Iraqi Kurdistan border areas, civilians killed and wounded

E-Kurd - 2019-07-10 17:40
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A civilian was killed by Iranian army shelling in Iraqi Kurdistan region on Wednesday, an official has said. Imad Rekani, who works at the civil defense department, told NRT TV that a girl had been killed and two o ...

VOA 60 World- The U.S. State Department has approved a request by Taiwan to purchase an estimated $2.2 billion worth of military equipment

Dengî Amerîka - 2019-07-09 23:48

OPINION: The U.S. State Department tacitly approves of global terror - Indiana Daily Student

Idsnews - 2019-07-09 02:16

The People’s Municipality in Raqqa completes the road paving project

SDF Press - 2019-07-08 02:01
Raqqa – As part of its daily activities, the service department in the People’s Municipality in Raqqa completes its daily projects by paving the roads of the city. This is a completion of previous projects which were implemented in cooperation with Al-Sha ...

Rehabilitation of 7 April Park Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-07-06 16:40
Raqqa – The Environment and Parks Department of the People’s Municipality in Raqqa started on Saturday the rehabilitation of 7 April Park in the city. The project observer Mohammed Al-Ali indicated that they started the rehabilitation project after the pa ...

Starting the rehabilitation of Al Bayda Park in Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-07-05 01:22
Raqqa – The Department of Environment and Parks of the People’s Municipality in Raqqa rehabilitated on Thursday Al Bayda Park, which was vandalized and destroyed by ISIS terrorist during his takeover of the city. The project supervisor at the Department o ...

The second stage of the road paving project begins

SDF Press - 2019-07-02 17:37
Raqqa – Services Department in the People’s Municipality of Raqqa, in cooperation with Al-Shamal Company started the second phase of road paving in Raqqa city, as completion of previous projects launched by the Municipality Services Department. “We starte ...

Arrest of an employee of the Education Department of Salas Babajani

Kurdpa - 2019-07-01 01:24
Kurdpa Agency: An employee of the Education office in Salas Babajani was detained by intelligence forces and transferred to an unknown location. ...

Cleaning Department in Raqqa complete the cleaning projects of the city

SDF Press - 2019-06-29 22:24
Raqqa – Within the daily programs and plans set up by the Cleaning Department in Raqqa in order to clean the city, the department completes its project by cleaning all neighborhoods of the city. Where the past few weeks have witnessed several clean-up cam ...

A Project to rehabilitate sanitation network in Sariko buildings

SDF Press - 2019-06-27 16:05
Raqqa – The sanitation department of the People’s Municipality in Raqqa launched a project to rehabilitate sanitation network within ten days in Sariko buildings in Raqqa City after several previous projects launched by the Municipality in Al-Sinaa, Al-Ru ...

The Opening of dialysis department in the national hospital of Tabqa

SDF Press - 2019-06-27 03:17
Tabqa- The National Hospital in Tabqa, opened the dialysis department and the provision of modern equipment and it will treat patients at a high level of accuracy. The newly opened section is important for kidney patients who have suffered long-distance t ...

State Department Report Documents Religious Freedom Violations - Ethics Daily

Ethicsdaily - 2019-06-26 08:47

A voluntary cleaning campaign in the streets of Raqqa city

SDF Press - 2019-06-22 21:47
Raqqa – The Hygiene office of the people’s municipality in Raqqa organized a joint cleaning campaign between the Hygiene office and the department of Environment and Parks of the municipality. The campaign is the result of several former campaigns carried ...

Deputy Minister of Peshmerga received Director of Foreign Missions Office from the U.S. Department of State in Iraq

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-21 00:32
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 17, 2019, Sarbast Lazgin (Deputy Minister of Peshmerga), Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawar (Peshmerga Sec-General), Lieutenant General Jamal Mohammad (Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff) and Brigadier General Hazhar Omar ( ...

US continues talks with Turkey on buffer zone in northeast Syria — Department of State - World - TASS

TASS - 2019-06-19 06:33

Offices of ETHA News Agency raided

ANF - 2019-06-16 08:47
Seven people taken into custody after Istanbul Police Department raided the office of Etkin News Agency (ETHA) on Saturday. ...

US State Department ranks most dangerous European countries for travel - Business Insider Deutschland

Businessinsider - 2019-06-15 16:41

Villagers fight fire set by Turkish army in Nusaybin

ANF - 2019-06-14 14:55
The fire department wasn’t allowed to intervene to a fire that broke out during a Turkish army operation in the Ömeryan region of Mardin’s Nusaybin district. Villagers and volunteers took action to put the fire out. ...

U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism to travel to Turkey

ANF - 2019-06-13 10:34
U.S. Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the State Department’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism, will travel to Ankara, Turkey during the week of June 10th. ...

State Department warns Americans not to travel to these 29 countries - Business Insider Deutschland

Businessinsider - 2019-06-13 08:49

U.S. embassies continue to fly pride flags against State Department requests, and we're cheering them on

Yahoo - 2019-06-13 03:00

US Sanctions Iraqi Company over Alleged Arms Smuggling for Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-12 22:51
ERBIL - The US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on an Iraqi company reportedly over smuggling hundreds of millions of dollars worth of arms for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force. "Treasury is taking action to shut down Iranian ...

UK Continues to Support Explosive Hazard Management, Risk Education Activities in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-06-09 15:47
BAGHDAD (UNMAS) — The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq would like to highlight the role of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) as a key facilitator of stabilization and humanitarian efforts through the s ...

US State Department’s top Middle East official confirmed by US Senate

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-06 10:13

State Department 'actively monitoring' mysterious vacation deaths in Dominican Republic [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-06-06 09:41

US Confident Iraqi Kurdistans Barzani To Remain Close Security Partner - State Department - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-05-29 19:06

US State Department welcomes Nechirvan Barzani as KRG President, says Iran must stop support for terrorism

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-29 08:24

US State Department congratulates Nechirvan Barzani on presidency

Rûdaw - 2019-05-29 00:27
"We are confident that he will remain a close partner ...

The death of chief Police Criminal Investigation Department of Eslamabad-e-Gharb in an armed conflict

Kurdpa - 2019-05-28 09:25
Kurdpa Agency: the chief Police Criminal Investigation Department of Eslamabad-e-Gharb was killed in an armed conflict ...

These 5 tropical plants may ‘provide anticancer benefits’

Waar Media - 2019-05-27 15:02
WAAR_DUHOK Researchers from the National University of Singapore, Department of Pharmacy (NUS Pharmacy) spent 3 years investigating the pharmacological properties of local plants. They found that three species were particularly effective at inhibiting th ...

Former deputy assistant attorney general: The attorney general also investigates the conduct of his own department [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-05-27 06:05

US charges Julian Assange with violating Espionage Act

Rûdaw - 2019-05-25 06:08
"The department takes seriously the role of journalists in our democracy...Julian Assange is no journalist" ...

DARE: Julian Assange Charged by Justice Department for Violations of 1917 Espionage Act - PEN America

PEN - 2019-05-24 19:20

Reuters.. US to send 5,000 troops to Middle East

Waar Media - 2019-05-24 12:58
WAAR_DUHOK (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Defense is considering a U.S. military request to send about 5,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday. Tehran and Washington ...
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