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The Seoul government stumbles again. And again.

AEI - 2019-10-23 00:01
While scandal-ridden Cho Kuk's tenure as justice minister is over, the problems plaguing the Moon administration, and South Korea, are not. The post The Seoul government stumbles again. And again. appeared first on American Enterprise Institute - AEI. ...

Russia says Syrian Kurdish YPG to withdraw from Syrian border

Reuters - 2019-10-22 19:57
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Moscow and Ankara had agreed that the Kurdish YPG militia would pull back 30 km (19 miles) from the Syrian border in a deal he heralded as one that would end the bloodshed in the region. ...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Held onto Power in Tight Elections | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-10-22 19:24

His own minister of propaganda: With the Syria debacle, Trump's lying tweets hit new low | Salon.com

Salon - 2019-10-21 21:15

President Barzani Receives French Foreign Minister

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-21 19:29
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 17 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani received Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic, Jean-Yves Le Drian. Both leaders discussed Erbil-Baghdad relations, the importance of political and security stab ...

Houthi minister defects amid ‘more divisions’ in Yemen – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-21 19:07

North Macedonian prime minister calls for snap election after EU rebuff – POLITICO

Politico - 2019-10-21 15:11

Europe Minister: No Brexit delay without conditions

Connexionfrance - 2019-10-21 15:11

Turkish offensive in Syrian Kurdistan violates international law: German FM

E-Kurd - 2019-10-21 14:53
BERLIN,— Turkey’s offensive in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, falls foul of international law, Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Sunday. “We don’t believe that an attack on Kurdish units or Kurdish militia is legitim ...

Turkish Foreign Minister Denies 'Ceasefire,' Says They Are Ready to Re-Start Syria Invasion: 'That's What We Agreed With the Americans'

Newsweek - 2019-10-21 14:22

Turkish minister says not to tolerate terrorism after suspension of 3 mayors - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Xinhuanet - 2019-10-21 12:37

Turkish Offensive against Kurds Violates International Laws: German FM

BAS News - 2019-10-21 11:31
ERBIL — German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Turkey’s offensive against the Kurds in northern Syria violates the international laws. Describing the Turkish offensive as an “invasion”, Maas said Berlin sees the Turkish move as “illegitimate” that could ...

Turkish operation in Syria runs counter to int’l law - German foreign minister

TASS - 2019-10-21 08:56
"Judging by what we know and what Turkey provides as legal justification, we cannot agree with that. We do not think that attacking Kurdish units is legitimate from the international law’s point of view," Heiko Maas commented on Turkish arguments for the ...

41 IS Members Handed Over to Turkey: Minister

BAS News - 2019-10-21 00:49
ERBIL - A total of 41 Islamic State (IS) members were handed over to Turkey on Sunday, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said. According to Soylu, the militants had been recaptured by the Ankara-backed Syrian rebels after breaking out of prison gu ...

French Foreign Minister arrives in Erbil to meet with Kurdistan Region top officials

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-20 23:46

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern announces free lunches for 21,000 school children | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-10-20 19:39

Turkey and Russia to discuss removal of Kurdish militia from Syrian towns

Reuters - 2019-10-20 12:38
Turkey and Russia will discuss the removal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from the northern Syrian towns of Manbij and Kobani during talks in Sochi next week, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday. ...

Turkey, Russia to Discuss Withdrawal of Syrian Kurds form Border Towns

BAS News - 2019-10-20 11:10
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, are expected to meet later this week and discuss the withdrawal of Syrian Kurdish fighters from the Minbij and Kobani, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavuso ...

Turkey, Russia to discuss removal of Kurdish militia from Syria's Manbij, Kobani

Reuters - 2019-10-20 10:58
Turkey and Russia will discuss the removal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from the northern Syrian towns of Manbij and Kobani during talks in Sochi next week, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday. ...

Turkey to Resume Syria Offensive if Ceasefire Not Implemented: Minister

BAS News - 2019-10-19 18:14
ERBIL - Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar warned on Saturday that Ankara is ready to resume its offensive against the Kurdish forces in Syria if the recent ceasefire is not implemented. Earlier on Thursday, after nearly a five-hour meeting between Tur ...

Turkey to go ahead with operation in Syria unless Kurdish units retreat - minister

TASS - 2019-10-19 17:39
"Unless the terrorists pull out of the safe area, as the agreement reached with the United States says, we will go ahead with the operation", Turkish National Defense Minister Hulisi Akar said ...

The Latest: Turkey says 41 suspected IS members re-captured

Washington Post - 2019-10-19 13:21
Turkey’s interior minister says 41 suspected Islamic State members were re-captured after fleeing a detention camp earlier this week in Syria, amid heavy fighting between Turkish and Kurdish forces ...

Greek FM advises caution on Turkey, says ‘dust must settle’ in Syria

Kathimerini - 2019-10-19 11:27
of Kurdish troops, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Thursday night. Greece needs to be cautious...-day ceasefire in northern Syria to allow the withdrawal of Kurdish troops, Foreign Minister Nikos ...

Iran's foreign minister warns of consequences for an attack on his country [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-10-18 23:56

Top French minister resigns over alleged lavish lifestyle | WEAR

Weartv - 2019-10-18 19:26

Turkish Foreign Minister Laughs at Trump's Erratic Syria Policy, Says They Aren't Scared of Sanctions

Newsweek - 2019-10-18 18:23

Role of Kurds in Defeating IS Cannot Be Ignored: Barzani

BAS News - 2019-10-18 11:59
ERBIL — Kurdish leader and president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, received the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Friday at the Barzani Headquarter. During the meeting, Barzani and Le Drian discussed the late ...

PM Barzani Receives French FM, Discuss IS Detainees in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-18 11:05
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Friday received French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Erbil. Le Drian arrived in Erbil Thursday evening after a visit to Baghdad where he discussed the repatriation of Iraqi Islamic State ...

Israel minister warns court against intervention over ‘Jewish nation state’ law – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-18 10:20

The French foreign minister arrived in Erbil

Kurdiu - 2019-10-18 02:15

Kurdistan President, French FM Discuss Politics in Iraq, Conflicts in Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-17 23:40
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on Thursday received the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Erbil to discuss a range of issues primarily pertaining to the politics in Iraq and the recent conflicts in north east Syria. Duri ...

Israeli Prime Minister vows to annex settlements in the West Bank - Independent.ie

Independent - 2019-10-17 22:11

Turkey drives deeper into Syria, minister vows to avoid targeting innocent people - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-10-17 21:34

Europe on brink of new refugee crisis ‘EVEN GREATER’ than 2015 – German Interior Minister — RT World News

RT - 2019-10-17 17:19

Israeli Defence Minister: Security cabinet refuses to direct ‘severe blow’ at Gaza – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-17 15:18

Baghdad Takes Back Only Iraqi IS Militants form Syria: FM

BAS News - 2019-10-17 14:52
ERBIL — Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim said his country will only take back the Islamic State (IS) militants of Iraqi nationalities form Syria. The remarks were made following a meeting between Hakim and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le ...

Turkey says Russia promised to keep Kurdish militia away from border: BBC

Reuters - 2019-10-17 14:23
Russia has promised Ankara that the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey's military is targeting, will not be in the Syrian territories across the border, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying on Thursday. ...

PM Barzani Allocates $420 Million to Improve Kurdistan Infrastructure

BAS News - 2019-10-17 11:40
Modern Infrastructure Bedrock of Modern Economy, PM Barzani says ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani announced a fund of $420 million on Thursday to develop a “modern infrastructure” across the Kurdistan Region. “Modern infrastructure ...

French Foreign Minister Arrives in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-10-17 10:12
ERBIL — French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in Baghdad early on Thursday. The top French diplomat will discuss the evolving situation in Syrian Kurdistan where Turkey is leading a massive operation against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic ...

Turkey to Retaliate US Sanctions: FM

BAS News - 2019-10-16 23:47
ERBIL - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned on Wednesday that his country would retaliate the US recent sanctions on Ankara for its offensive against the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria. Cavusoglu made the comments in Parliament on Wedn ...

Mike Pompeo to visit Israel to talk about Syria in aftermath of US troop withdrawal

Jewish Telegraphic Agency - 2019-10-16 22:41
Israel's prime minister condemned the ensuing military operation by Turkey and offered assistance to the Kurds, U.S. allies. The post Mike Pompeo to visit Israel to talk about Syria in aftermath of US troop withdrawal appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic ...

Turkey says it will retaliate against U.S. sanctions over Syria offensive

Reuters - 2019-10-16 16:18
Turkey will retaliate against U.S. sanctions over Ankara's military operation into northeast Syria, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday, adding that all threats and sanctions against Turkey were unacceptable. ...

French FM’s Visit to Iraq Set for Thursday: Source

BAS News - 2019-10-16 14:31
ERBIL — A previously announced visit by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to Iraq is taking place on Thursday, 17 October, a source from Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. The source explained that Le Drian will discuss the ongoing Turkish ...

Western coalition was pushing Syrian Kurds towards separatism, Lavrov says

TASS - 2019-10-16 13:54
The world is now faced with the effects of this "shortsighted policy," the Russian foreign minister said ...

Nine French Women Escape Detention Camp in NE Syria: France

BAS News - 2019-10-16 13:31
ERBIL — At least nine Islamic State (IS) affiliated women of French nationality have already escaped a detention camp in northeast Syria where Turkey is leading a massive military operation against the Kurds, said French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Dri ...

Turkish foreign minister, U.S. national security adviser to meet in Ankara on Wednesday: ministry

Reuters - 2019-10-16 12:26
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will meet with U.S. National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien at 1245 GMT in Ankara on Wednesday, Turkey's foreign ministry said, as Turkey pressed on with its military operation in northeastern Syria. ...

French prime minister warns ISIS resurgence is ‘inevitable’ following US withdrawal from Syria: ‘This is devastating for our security’ – Alternet.org

Alternet - 2019-10-16 09:58

French Parliament and Senate call for urgent action on Syria

ANF - 2019-10-16 08:27
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, said that the resurgence of the Islamic State armed group is inevitable and criticised the US for allowing the Turkish offensive. ...

neues deutschland: (Wirkungs)Loses Mundwerk/Philip Malzahn über die US-Sanktionen gegen die Türkei

Presseportal - 2019-10-15 23:11
neues deutschland: Berlin (ots) - Mit eher symbolischen als wirkungsvollen Sanktionen gegen drei Minister der Türkei wollen die USA »die türkische Regierung für eskalierende Gewalt durch türkische Einheiten, die Gefährdung unschuldiger Zivilisten und die ...

Erbil Expects Baghdad to Take Serious Steps to Solve Disputes: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-10-15 22:44
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region expects Iraq to take serious steps towards resolving the remaining disputes between the sides, Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said on Tuesday. Barzani, during a meeting with a US delegation, led by Assistant Secretary of Stat ...

French FM to Visit Erbil in Near Future

BAS News - 2019-10-15 22:44
ERBIL - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian revealed on Tuesday that he would pay an official visit to the Kurdistan Region in the near future. Le Drian during a press conference noted that he will visit Baghdad and Erbil for talks on the subject ...

KRG Committed to Attract Foreign Investors through Economy Diversification: PM

BAS News - 2019-10-15 22:44
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is committed to attract foreign investors by diversifying its economy, said Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Tuesday. Barzani made the remarks during a meeting with a delegation from the US-Kurdistan Busin ...

Iraq aims to unify Peshmerga forces with Iraqi Military: Minister

Gulan Media - 2019-10-15 19:49

Italy says will block weapon exports to Turkey

Kathimerini - 2019-10-15 19:36
Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio confirmed on Tuesday that Rome will ban arms export to Turkey, after Ankara launched a military attack against Kurdish fighters in the northern part of Syria..., after Ankara launched a military attack against Kurdis ...

UK's Johnson and NATO's Stoltenberg: Turkish operation in Syria must end

Reuters - 2019-10-15 18:44
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg agreed Turkey's military operation against Kurdish forces in northeast Syria needed to end, a spokeswoman for Johnson's office said. ...

PM Barzani, Senior British Military Delegation Discuss Syria, KRG Reform

BAS News - 2019-10-15 14:55
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Tuesday received a high-level British delegation led by Defence Senior Adviser on the Middle East, Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer, in Erbil. During the meeting, Barzani and the British deleg ...

Britain to halt new defense export licences to Turkey: Raab

Reuters - 2019-10-15 13:38
Britain is to halt new arms export licences to Turkey as a result of concern over its military operation against Kurdish forces in northeast Syria, the foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Tuesday. ...

Pakistan election violence leaves scores dead ahead of ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's return - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2019-10-15 13:13

Saudi Arabia: foreign minister says killing of Khashoggi was 'tremendous mistake' - CNN

CNN - 2019-10-15 13:13

Bob Hawke, former prime minister of Australia, dies at 89 - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-10-15 13:13

Italy says will block weapon exports to Turkey

Reuters - 2019-10-15 11:16
Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio confirmed on Tuesday that Rome will ban arms export to Turkey, after Ankara launched a military attack against Kurdish fighters in the northern part of Syria. ...

Atak Turcji na Kurdów. Minister obrony USA spotka się z szefami NATO - Wiadomości

ONET - 2019-10-15 11:03

Türkischer Einmarsch in Syrien: USA verhängen Sanktionen

TAZ - 2019-10-15 10:30
Mehrere türkische Minister landen auf einer schwarzen Liste. Zudem werden Strafzölle auf türkische Stahlimporte auf 50 Prozent erhöht. mehr... ...

For the first time in Kurdistan, a language center dedicated for the Peshmerga will be established

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-15 06:56
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga For the first time in Kurdistan, the Minister of Peshmerga, jointly with the Coalition Forces, is establishing a language center for the Peshmerga. The center will focus on the English and German languages, and will be ...

Minister energetyki Turcji na liście sankcji za atak na Kurdów - BiznesAlert.pl

Biznesalert - 2019-10-15 06:53

MOPE and Coalition Forces conduct their periodic meeting

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-15 02:12
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga During the periodic meeting between MOPE and Coalition Forces, KRG Minister of Peshmerga emphasized on increased relations and cooperation between them. On October 14, 2019, Shorsh Ismael (KRG Minister of Peshmerga) su ...

USA verhängen Sanktionen gegen die Türkei

Stern - 2019-10-15 01:16
Washington - Nach dem türkischen Einmarsch in Syrien hat die US-Regierung zwei Ministerien sowie drei Minister der Türkei mit Sanktionen belegt. Damit wird mögliches Vermögen in den USA des Verteidigungsministers Hulusi Akar, des Energieministers Fatih Do ...

Dutch foreign minister dismisses report on Turkey’s links to ISIS in Syria | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-10-15 00:50

France's Le Drian says Turkish offensive in Syria could undermine fight against IS: paper

Reuters - 2019-10-14 21:24
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday that the Turkish offensive in Syria could undermine years of battling the Islamic State militant group. ...

Iraq aims to unify Peshmerga forces with Iraqi Military: Minister

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-14 19:17

Turkey says Kurdish forces emptied Islamic State prison in northeast Syria

Reuters - 2019-10-14 18:42
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters had emptied a jail holding Islamic State prisoners in a part of Syria where Ankara is mounting an offensive, and that the prisoners there had been abducted. ...

Czech Foreign Minister calls on Turkey to halt intervention in Syria - Prague, Czech Republic

Expats - 2019-10-14 13:55

New Hampshire Wedding Shooting Suspect Is Stepson of Recently Slain Minister: Prosecutor [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-10-14 13:53

Boris Johnson could be the last prime minister of the United Kingdom - CNN

CNN - 2019-10-14 13:25

French Foreign Minister to snub France vs Turkey soccer match

Reuters - 2019-10-14 13:16
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has decided not to attend Monday's soccer match in Paris between France and Turkey in the wake of Turkey's military offensive in northeastern Syria, said Le Drian's office. ...

Kurdish leaders support Iraq's embattled prime minister

Al Monitor - 2019-10-13 19:19

PM Barzani Calls for End of Violence in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-10-13 13:41
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Sunday received a delegation from the Syrian opposition headed by Ahmed Jarba, the president of Syria's Tomorrow Movement, to discuss the evolving crisis in Syria. During the meeting, Barzani and ...

'No': Dutch prime minister awkwardly interrupts President Trump – video | US news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-10-13 12:01

Demos in Ireland to condemn Turkish invasion of Rojava

ANF - 2019-10-13 10:51
Kurdish people in Dublin have appealed for Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney to condemn Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria. SinnFéin: "Everyone in Ireland genuinely committed to human rights stand with the Kurdish people." ...

Peshmerga Minister to Visit Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-10-13 10:27
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Minister Shorish Ismail will lead a high-level delegation to Baghdad today. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the Peshmerga delegation will hold talks with the counterparts at the Iraqi Defense Ministr ...

KRG Minister of Peshmerga: “There is a strong political motive to reorganize the Peshmerga.”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-13 03:28
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga KRG Minister of Peshmerga emphasized on improving the salaries and conditions of the Peshmerga and states, “We will fortify our efforts on reorganization and eliminating the large gap and difference between the Peshmer ...

Turkish Defense Minister Briefs Pentagon Chief On Northern Syria Offensive - Ankara - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-10-13 02:22

UK's Johnson urges Erdogan to end conflict and enter dialogue

Reuters - 2019-10-12 23:05
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday that Britain had "grave concerns" about Turkey's military action in northern Syria and urged the president to end the conflict and enter into dialogue. ...

Iraqi prime minister orders probe

Kurdiu - 2019-10-12 21:00

Asked about Trump mediation with Kurds, Turkey says won't talk to terrorists: Deutsche Welle

Reuters - 2019-10-12 20:33
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu dismissed on Saturday an offer by U.S. President Donald Trump to mediate between Ankara and Kurdish YPG forces to halt Turkey's incursion in Syria, according to the transcript of an interview with German broadcast ...

Egyptian Foreign Minister: Erdoğan violating all laws

ANF - 2019-10-12 12:55
Following the invasion carried out by the Turkish state against Rojava a Syrian Democratic Council delegation led by co-chair Riyad Dirar went to Egypt and met Egyptian Foreign Minister Semih Şükrü. ...

Israeli PM Netanyahu’s empty support of the Kurds helps no one

E-Kurd - 2019-10-12 11:23
Michael Rubin | Washington Examiner Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu loves the Kurds, at least from afar. On Oct. 10, 2019, he issued a statement declaring: “Israel strongly condemns the Turkish invasion of the Kurdish areas in Syria and warns a ...

Brexit minister to have Brexit lunch with EU's Barnier on Thursday

Yahoo - 2019-10-12 08:00

Türkei verliert noch zwei Soldaten in Syrien – Minister

Sputnik - 2019-10-12 02:00
Zwei türkische Soldaten sind bei Zusammenstößen mit der kurdischen Volkswehr im Norden Syriens ums Leben gekommen. Das teilte der türkische Verteidigungsminister Hulusi Akar am Freitag in Ankara mit. ...

Iraq’s top Shia cleric says yet to see progress under new prime minister – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-11 23:34

UAE minister calls for Arab openness to ties with Israel – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-11 23:34

EU cannot accept Turkish 'blackmail' - Italian prime minister - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-11 23:26

Incursion in Syria will not help ensure Turkey's security — Iranian foreign minister

TASS - 2019-10-11 23:02
On October 9, Ankara announced the launch of Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, which began with airstrikes on Kurdish positions ...

Turkey’s deputy tourism minister dies in car accident – TRT | National Post

Nationalpost - 2019-10-11 22:11

Spain proposes withdrawal of troops from Turkey

ANF - 2019-10-11 21:21
The Spanish Minister of Defence opens the possibility of the withdrawal of Spanish military troops from the Turkish border due to the escalation of the Turkish war against North Syria. ...

EU cannot accept Turkish 'blackmail': Italian prime minister - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-11 20:34

Former defence minister calls on PM to stand up to President Trump for ‘abandoning’ Kurdish allies in Syria | PoliticsHome.com

Politicshome - 2019-10-11 20:11

Crisis Group Congratulates Ethiopian Prime Minister on 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

International Crisis Group - 2019-10-11 18:52

Minister otworzył terminal cukrowy | Niezależna

Niezalezna - 2019-10-11 18:24

Goulard’s rejection ‘a major institutional crisis,’ says French EU minister – POLITICO

Politico - 2019-10-11 18:09

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