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Documents give rare look at Syria crackdown | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STARDailystar - 2019-05-22 00:32
US Says Iran Threat "Put on Hold"BAS News - 2019-05-22 00:12
ERBIL - The US' recent deployment of forces to the Gulf has "put on hold" the alleged threats by Iran on Washington's interests in the Middle East, acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday. "We’ve put on hold the potential for attacks ...
Iran to Meet with "Great Force" If It Harms US' Interests: TrumpBAS News - 2019-05-21 20:08
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has vowed to respond with "great force" if Iran attacks Washington's interests in the Middle East, while government sources revealed that the US strongly suspects pro-Iranian Shi'ite militias to be behind the rocket atta ...
Is the U.S. prepping for a war in the Middle East with Iran? | America MagazineAmericamagazine - 2019-05-21 10:32
America backs Sunnies in the Shia-Sunni conflict of interest in Middle EastE-Kurd - 2019-05-21 06:11
Abdul-Qahar Mustafa | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Different type of conflicts have been going on in the Middle East for centuries. Millions of people have died, and trillions of dollars have been wasted, and hundred millions of people are still suffering as a ...
Kurdistan Region Worried as U.S. and Iran Tensions Grow :: Middle East ForumMeforum - 2019-05-20 21:05
Of Tanks and Banks: Stopping a Dangerous Escalation in LibyaInternational Crisis Group - 2019-05-20 17:08
An under-reported banking crisis threatens to exacerbate deadly fighting in Tripoli, ignite a protracted resource war and deepen the country’s east-west divide. A way out requires agreeing to a ceasefire in Tripoli and ending the four-year split between ...
Anti-Kurdish protests grow in Syria's Deir al-Zor -residents, locals | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STARDailystar - 2019-05-20 06:06
How serious is Ankara in reaching out to the EU? | Yavuz Baydar | MEOMiddle East Online - 2019-05-20 02:39
US, Turkey negotiate plan for troops to jointly patrol safe zone in Syria - Middle East - StripesStripes - 2019-05-19 12:49
Higher education in the Middle East: Low standards, wrong content - Qantara.deQantara - 2019-05-18 17:46
Erdogan’s AK Party calls for rerun of Istanbul elections – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2019-05-18 16:03
Syria: Almost 200,000 displaced in 2 weeks – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2019-05-18 15:01
Eurovision 2019: Why isn't Turkey taking part? | Middle East EyeMiddleeasteye - 2019-05-17 17:08
Senators Seek Proof on "Increased" Iran ThreatBAS News - 2019-05-17 01:22
ERBIL - US lawmaker have demanded evidences proving that Iran has become a threat to Washington's interests or its allies in the Middle East as it’s being claimed by the Trump administration. Financial Times cited on Thursday Bob Menendez, the top Democr ...
US 'disappointed' after Turkish court declines to free consular employee | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STARDailystar - 2019-05-17 01:07
Is a Geostrategic Shift in the Middle East in the Offing? | The National InterestNationalinterest - 2019-05-17 00:11
Kurdistan region worried as U.S. and Iran tensions grow - Middle East - Jerusalem PostJpost - 2019-05-16 15:02
Oil prices on rise with ongoing Middle East tensionWaar Media - 2019-05-16 13:30
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices opened with gains on Thursday, as the attack on two Saudi oil-pumping stations and tankers continues to raise concerns of possible supply disruptions in the region. International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $72.43 per ...
Trump says he is ‘sure’ Iran will talk soonWaar Media - 2019-05-16 13:30
WAAR_DUHOK President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is “sure” Iran will want to engage in dialogue “soon” amid a U.S. military buildup in the Middle East that his administration says is geared towards deterring unspecified threats from Tehran. Neither Tr ...
NBA: Bucks beat Raptors, take 1-0 lead in East FinalsWaar Media - 2019-05-16 13:30
WAAR_DUHOK Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Toronto Raptors 108-100 Wednesday night to take 1-0 series lead in Eastern Conference Finals. Bucks’ big man Brook Lopez was the unlikely hero for his team, scoring 29 points and 11 rebounds on shooting 12/21 from ...
SDF Launches Operation to Capture Remaining IS Militants East of SyriaBAS News - 2019-05-16 12:57
ERBIL — Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said it has begun an operation to find and arrest the militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) in Deir al-Zor province, east of Syria. The US-backed forces confirmed in a statement that they have so fa ...
Are Russia and Turkey making deals or parting ways in Syria? | Middle East | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-05-16 06:10
US Not Allowed to Use Iraqi Territory to Attack Iran: EnvoyBAS News - 2019-05-15 23:42
ERBIL - The US is not allowed to use the Iraqi territory for attacking neighboring Iran, Iraqi ambassador to Russia Haidar Mansour Hadi has said, adding that his country does not want a "devastating" new war in the Middle East. The Iraqi envoy made the c ...
Oil rises on Middle East tensions, shrugs off U.S. crude buildGulan Media - 2019-05-15 20:33
Children in former Islamic State bastions allegedly tortured by Kurdish forces - Middle East - RFIRFI - 2019-05-15 20:27
Syrian Kurdish forces raid restive Arab town in eastCitynews1130 - 2019-05-15 20:19
Syrian Kurdish forces raid restive Arab town in east | Vancouver SunVancouversun - 2019-05-15 19:56
Anti-Kurdish protests in east Syria could endanger US plans - An-Nahar EnglishAnnahar - 2019-05-15 13:05
Erdogan won't let Turkey's opposition win Istanbul again - Middle East News - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-05-15 12:40
France reopens probe into 2013 killing of Kurdish activists | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STARDailystar - 2019-05-15 12:10
Pullout from Syria weakens U.S. hand in the Middle East and boosts Russia - Los Angeles TimesLatimes - 2019-05-15 03:11
The Great Betrayal: How America Abandoned the Kurds and Lost the Middle East | RUSIRUSI - 2019-05-15 02:18
Kurdish-led authority: Damascus stirring tensions in east Syria – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2019-05-14 23:45
No Plan to Deploy 120,000 US Troops to Middle East: TrumpBAS News - 2019-05-14 23:28
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has denied the reports claiming that officials had talks on a military plan to deploy some 120,000 soldiers to the Middle East to counter Iran or the nuclear weapons acceleration by Tehran. "I think it's fake news, OK? N ...
Erdogan-backed militias in northern Syria: Islamists are torturing Kurds in AfrinE-Kurd - 2019-05-14 23:19
Dr. Kamal Sido | Ekurd.net Middle East expert of the Society for Threatened Peoples According to reports, Jihadist militias are torturing Kurdish prisoners in the Syrian-Kurdish region of Afrin. The Islamists are supported by Turkey and tolerated by the ...
Kurdish-led authority - Damascus stirring tensions in east Syria | EuronewsEuronews - 2019-05-14 21:56
Kurdish-led authority - Damascus stirring tensions in east Syria - ReutersReuters - 2019-05-14 19:14
Saudi says oil pipeline attacked by dronesWaar Media - 2019-05-14 18:37
WAAR_DUHOK Armed drones carried out attacks on two oil installations in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said. The attacks targeted two oil pump stations on the East-West pipeline, which carries Saudi oil from the eastern province ...
New British minister for the Middle East appointedRûdaw - 2019-05-14 14:27
Andrew Murrison was previously chairman of Northern Ireland Affairs Committee ...
MLKP Rojava held first conference: We will spread the revolutionANF - 2019-05-14 14:14
MLKP Rojava held its first conference and said, “We will spread the revolution throughout Syria and the Middle East, we will combine it with the revolution in Turkey and Kurdistan.” ...
Anti-Kurdish protests in east Syria could endanger US plans | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-05-14 10:08
Turkey’s ruling AKP manipulates election outcomes in Kurdish South-east, leaves municipalities brokeFrederike Geerdink - 2019-05-13 22:33
The big question in the Kurdish-majority municipalities in the south-east of Turkey was whether the candidates for the leftist Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which won the most votes in the local elections on 13 March 2019, would be acknowledged as the ...
US Navy fleet sent to Middle East to ward off threats represents a target, Iranian commander saysGulan Media - 2019-05-13 19:54
A child was killed and others wounded in an explosion east of BaghdadKurdiu - 2019-05-12 23:15
New curfews in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish east ahead of military operations | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-05-12 23:02
Turkish defense minister says Syrian forces must halt attacks - Middle East - Jerusalem PostJpost - 2019-05-12 22:29
Assyrian Church Values Barzani’s Efforts for Peaceful CoexistenceBAS News - 2019-05-12 15:34
ERBIL — A delegation led by Mar Gorgis III, the Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, met with Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, on Sunday in Erbil. During the meeting, the guests thanked Barzani for his con ...
Turkey’s Erdogan calls for annulment of Istanbul election – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2019-05-12 06:17
Anti-Kurdish Protests in East Syria Could Endanger US Plans | Newsmax.comNewsmax - 2019-05-11 17:08
Anti-Kurdish protests in east Syria could endanger US... | Daily Mail OnlineDailymail - 2019-05-11 12:28
US to Send Patriot Missile System to Middle EastBAS News - 2019-05-11 10:55
ERBIL — The United States will send the Patriot missile system to the Middle East as tensions with Iran further escalate. US Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan also authorized the deployment of a Navy amphibious transport dock ship to encounter Ir ...
US deploys more warships to Middle East as tensions with Iran flareRûdaw - 2019-05-11 09:26
US is 'postured and ready to defend US forces and interests': Pentagon ...
As US forces arrive in Middle East, Pentagon announces more deploymentsKurdistan24 - 2019-05-11 08:35
Press watchdog slams Israel bombing of Turkey news outlet in Gaza – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2019-05-11 06:15
Syrian militants try to retake village from govt troops | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STARDailystar - 2019-05-11 06:15
Anti-Kurdish protests in east Syria could endanger US plans | WTOPWTOP - 2019-05-11 06:11
Missiles on Ships. Making Sense of Iran’s Recent Moves in the GulfForeign Policy Research Institute - 2019-05-10 06:09
Yet again, there is a dramatic rise in tension in the Middle East, and, yet again, missiles are at the heart of it. On May 6, the Trump administration announced that it would deploy the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group as well as four B-52 bombers ...
An Open Letter from Kurdish Human Rights Defenders to Amnesty InternationalKurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-10 02:01
Kurdish human rights defenders from East Kurdistan / Iran have written a letter to Kumi Naidoo, Secretary-General of Amnesty International. In this letter they express their concern about the violent and degrading treatment of Kurdish and non-Kurdish acti ...
Erdogan has just made a huge mistake - Middle East News - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-05-10 01:49
Bahoz Erdal: We prepare for the great warANF - 2019-05-09 14:19
People’s Defense Central Headquarters Command Member Dr. Bahoz Erdal said the war in the Middle East is not going to end in the short term and added: “The guerrilla prepares for an extensive, long-term war, and this is a necessity.” ...
Anti-Kurdish protests in east Syria could endanger US plans - KTAR.comKTAR - 2019-05-09 13:20
Anti-Kurdish protests in east Syria could endanger US plans - StarTribune.comStartribune - 2019-05-09 13:15
[PICTURES]: B52 Bombers Arrive in Middle East: USBAS News - 2019-05-09 12:37
ERBIL — The US Central Command (CENTCOM) has published photographs showing B52 bombers arriving in the Middle East. Two days earlier, Washington announced that it would deploy aircraft carrier strike group and bombers to the region to protect US forces a ...
Anti-Kurdish protests in east Syria could endanger US plans | Miami HeraldMiamiherald - 2019-05-09 10:54
The Ministry of culture visits the religious monuments in TabqaSDF Press - 2019-05-08 22:11
Tabqa – Today, a delegation from the Ministry Culture and Art in north and east of Syria visited the most important Islamic and Christian cultural monuments which are destroyed due to the war in Tabqa city. The visit comes within the framework of a group ...
Grandparents of stranded jihad children take France to EU rights court - Middle East - RFIRFI - 2019-05-08 21:24
Hashd al-Shaabi Threatens to Declare Anti-US War If It Targets IranBAS News - 2019-05-08 20:40
ERBIL - Pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi has threatened to declare war against the United States if the western country targets Iran as Washington has recently deployed reinforcements to the Middle East. The threatenings were made by Jabar al-Ma'mouri, a Hash ...
East-Med Crisis: Turkey and Greece Clash Over Oil Exploration Rights Off Cyprus | EuBulletin.ComEubulletin - 2019-05-08 16:32
US likely to send four bombers to the Middle East: officialsGulan Media - 2019-05-07 21:21
US move towards Brotherhood ban could upend Turkish-Qatari strategies | Thomas Seibert | MEOMiddle East Online - 2019-05-07 18:10
US Unsafe in the Middle East for Its Unpopularity: Iranian FMBAS News - 2019-05-07 15:58
ERBIL — Washington’s concerns over the safety of its forces and interests in the Middle East comes from its unpopularity in the region not from Iran, said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. “If US and clients don’t feel safe, it’s because they’re des ...
US warns Iran as it moves bombers, aircraft carrier to Middle EastKurdistan24 - 2019-05-07 09:02
Fleas partially close north-east Paris police stationBBC - 2019-05-07 01:15
Police trade union Alliance demand authorities shut and fumigate the 19th arrondissement station. ...
Is There A Path Out Of Ratcheting Mid-East And Geo-Strategic Tensions? | The IranianIranian - 2019-05-06 20:08
PKK leader Ocalan says Syria's Kurds should respect Turkey's concerns | Middle East EyeMiddleeasteye - 2019-05-06 19:13
From Kobani to Kirkuk: the Kurdish struggle for rights and land - Middle East News - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-05-06 18:35
U.S. deploying carrier, bombers to Middle East to deter Iran: BoltonGulan Media - 2019-05-06 18:08
US Deploying Aircraft Carrier Strike Group, Bomber Near IranBAS News - 2019-05-06 13:59
ERBIL — US is deploying aircraft carrier strike group to the Middle East to send an “unmistakable” message to Iran, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said. Tensions between the US and Iran are fast growing as the former tightens sanctions to cripp ...
US Deploys Navy Strike Group To Send ‘Message’ To IranWaar Media - 2019-05-06 13:02
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. is deploying an aircraft carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Central Command region in the Middle East to send “a clear and unmistakable message” to Iran, National Security Adviser John Bolton said Sunday. Bolton said ...