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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 ...
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
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 ...
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.” ...
US Navy fleet sent to Middle East to ward off threats represents a target, Iranian commander saysGulan Media - 2019-05-13 19:54
Turkish defense minister says Syrian forces must halt attacks - Middle East - Jerusalem PostJpost - 2019-05-12 22:29
Turkey’s Erdogan calls for annulment of Istanbul election – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2019-05-12 06:17
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
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 ...
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.” ...
[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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
U.S. deploying carrier, bombers to Middle East in warning to Iran: BoltonYahoo - 2019-05-06 03:31
Turkey calls on US not to interfere in municipal elections results – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2019-05-05 15:26
Turkey-backed Syrian rebels attack Kurdish-held area, repelled by 'heavy shelling' - Middle East News - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-05-05 12:36
Turkey-backed Syrian rebels launch attack into Kurdish-held area - Middle East - Jerusalem PostJpost - 2019-05-05 10:33
Syrian oil crisis pushes Assad to choose between Russia and Iran - Middle East News - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-05-05 09:56
Four Turkish soldiers killed in two attacks by Kurdish militants, Turkey says | Middle East EyeMiddleeasteye - 2019-05-05 02:00
Syrian government accuses Arab-Kurdish alliance of 'treason' | Middle East EyeMiddleeasteye - 2019-05-04 19:06
Deadly escalation in northwest Syria threatens truce | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STARDailystar - 2019-05-04 02:53
US working to list Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group | MEOMiddle East Online - 2019-05-04 01:38
Spring Stirrings and Misgivings: Of Autocrats and Uprisings in the Middle East and North AfricaMondoweiss - 2019-05-04 00:31
Of Autocrats and Uprisings in the Middle East and North AfricaCounterpunch - 2019-05-04 00:31
Syria's Kurds reject regime-imposed 'reconciliation' | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STARDailystar - 2019-05-03 17:18
1 Turkish soldier killed in Syria, military retaliates – ministry – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2019-05-03 11:20
Turkey's highest court says journalists' rights violated | Middle East EyeMiddleeasteye - 2019-05-03 09:59
Turkey police block rally backing Kurdish hunger strikes | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STARDailystar - 2019-05-03 08:10
Persecution driving Christians out of Middle East – report | World news | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-05-03 00:44
Iraq: Kurdish judge commits suicide live on Facebook – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2019-05-02 19:26
Islamic State is all but defeated in Syria. Does it still pose a threat? - Middle East News - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-05-02 13:30
Poor Friendless Erdoğan :: Middle East ForumMeforum - 2019-05-02 06:20
Turkey and the EU: A Doomed Engagement :: Middle East ForumMeforum - 2019-05-02 01:57
EXCLUSIVE: US President Donald Trump to visit Turkey | Middle East EyeMiddleeasteye - 2019-05-01 23:02
Turkey's AK Party: U.S. move against Muslim Brotherhood would damage democracy in Middle East - ReutersReuters - 2019-05-01 20:29
Turkey pushes ahead with S-400 system adding to tensions with US | Kelly Kennedy | MEOMiddle East Online - 2019-05-01 20:29
Thank you, Trump, for getting out of Syria - Middle East News - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-05-01 16:49
How to set up a cafe business in a combat-torn city | Middle East EyeMiddleeasteye - 2019-05-01 13:27
US calls for end to Russian-backed air strikes in Syria's Idlib | Middle East EyeMiddleeasteye - 2019-05-01 13:18
After victory, Putin steps into Syrian minefield - Middle East News - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-05-01 10:43
Iran slams US’s ‘bullying behaviour’ on nuclear deal – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2019-05-01 06:51
Turkey’s Erdogan calls on New Zealand to restore death penalty over shooting – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2019-05-01 02:00
White House to designate Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organisationBBC - 2019-05-01 01:23
The move against the Middle East group would prompt wide-ranging sanctions. ...
Iran labels all U.S. troops in Middle East as terroristsKurdiu - 2019-04-30 18:26
Iran’s Rouhani Signs Bill to Designate CENTCOM as “Terrorist”BAS News - 2019-04-30 17:00
ERBIL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday signed a bill that officially designates the US forces in the Middle East as “terrorist”. The bill was passed by Iranian parliament last week in a tit-for-tat move after Washington announced that it had ...