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Hong Kong protests: China condemns 'appalling' attack on official in UK

BBC - 2019-11-16 00:00
Hong Kong's Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng was surrounded by protesters in London. ...

PM Abdul Mahdi Warns Against Increasing Violence in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-11-15 14:47
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi warned against increasing acts of violence in his country after a senior government official was kidnapped in Baghdad. On Thursday, a group of unidentified armed men abducted Major General Yasir Abdul Jabbar ...

Official Opening of the Zoryan Institute and AUA Center for Oral History

Armenianweekly - 2019-11-14 16:40

Trump Wanted Migrants Sent to Guantanamo as ‘Enemy Combatants,’ Claims Anonymous Official in ‘A Warning’

Thedailybeast - 2019-11-14 15:25

Overnight Defense: Protests at Trump's NYC Veterans Day speech | House Dems release Pentagon official's deposition transcript | Lawmakers ask Trump to rescind Erdogan invite | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-11-14 15:11

Kurdistan electricity output may increase by end of 2019: official

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-14 12:30
Private generators have led officials to express concern for both the health of residents living close to such areas and the environment. (Photo: AFP) ...

[VIDEO]: Interior Ministry Official Kidnapped in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-11-14 10:04
ERBIL — A group of unidentified armed men kidnapped a senior official of Iraq’s Interior Ministry in broad daylight in central Baghdad. CCTV footages show several vehicles stopping the personal car of Major General Yasir Abdul Jabbar in Jadiriyah distric ...

Huddle Up America: At Tennessee Titans Games, the Fiercest Tailgaters Are Kurds - General - News | Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site

Profootballhof - 2019-11-14 02:13

Senior Syrian Kurdish official urges West to sever ties with 'radical' Turkey Ilham Ahmed says Syrian Democratic Council had no choice but to turn to Assad government November 13, 2019

The National AE - 2019-11-13 22:27

US has no intention of ending Syrian Kurdish alliance, official says Washington pushed back on Turkey's demand that it stop supporting groups it sees as hostile November 13, 2019

The National AE - 2019-11-13 13:17

No Intention to Cut US Alliance with Syrian Kurds: Official

BAS News - 2019-11-13 10:40
ERBIL — The United States has no intention to end its alliance with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Reuters cited a senior US administration official as saying on Tuesday. “There is no intention for that cooperation to end,” a senior admi ...

U.S. has no intention of ending alliance with Syrian Kurdish fighters: official - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-11-13 02:57

Senior Trump Official Mina Chang Inflated Resume: Report

Thedailybeast - 2019-11-13 01:37

Qara Tapa: 13 Iraqi Soldiers Killed, Injured in IS Ambush

BAS News - 2019-11-11 22:30
ERBIL - At least 13 Iraqi soldiers were killed or wounded in an Islamic State (IS) ambush in disputed town of Qara Tapa on Monday afternoon, an official confirmed. Speaking to BasNews, Mohammed Omer, a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) representative ...

President Barzani Visits the UAE

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-11-11 12:10
Abu Dhabi٫ United Arab Emirates٫ 9 November 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani arrived in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates for an official visit. During his visit٫ President Barzani will meet with Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of the Emirate of ...

ENKS, Mazloum Abdi Meet to Discuss Unity in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-11-11 11:12
ERBIL — Delegations from the Kurdistan National Council of Syria (ENKS) and the Democratic Society Movement (TEV-DEM) met in the recent days to discuss the solutions to their disputes and create unity among Syrian Kurdish political forces, an official re ...

US Calls on Iraq to Hold Early Elections

BAS News - 2019-11-11 10:15
ERBIL — The United States on Sunday urged Iraq to hold an early election and halt violence against protesters in the country. The White House made the call in an official statement that expressed “serious” concern over violent measures by Baghdad to end ...

Bomb Blast Wounds Five Peshmerga, Coalition Troops Near Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2019-11-10 18:23
ERBIL - A bomb explosion on Sunday resulted in the wounding of five Peshmerga and US-led coalition troops near the Kurdish town of Tuz Khurmatu. Speaking to BasNews, Ahmed Latif, a Peshmerga official in the area, said that the incident took place in an a ...

Syrian Kurdish official warns that Europe could face a wave of ISIS fighters

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-10 06:30

Kurdistan President Arrives in Abu Dhabi

BAS News - 2019-11-09 21:46
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on Saturday arrived in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). During his official visit to the country, Barzani will meet with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince o ...

Iran Downs Drone near the Gulf: Report

BAS News - 2019-11-08 14:45
ERBIL — Iranian forces on Friday shot down a drone belonging to a foreign country south of Iran near the Gulf, Iranian news agencies cited an official. “The downed drone definitely belonged to a foreign country. Its wreckage has been recovered and is bei ...

Nearly Half of Border Villages Evacuated Due to PKK-Turkey Conflict

BAS News - 2019-11-07 19:35
ERBIL - As a result of the prolonged armed confrontations between the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and Turkey in the Kurdistan Region border areas, 40% of the villages in the area have already been evacuated, an official said on Thursday. Head of local ...

Israel assisting Syrian Kurds via ‘a range of channels,’ says Israeli official - JNS.org

JNS - 2019-11-07 18:34

Official: Israel Aiding Syria's Kurds, Advocating For Them With U.S. | Small Wars Journal

Smallwarsjournal - 2019-11-07 18:09

US counter-terror official visits Gaza-Israel fence – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-11-07 16:10

Israel sending aid to Syrian Kurds since U.S. withdrawal – Israeli official | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-07 13:06

Coalition Jets Pound IS Positions near Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-11-07 12:13
ERBIL — Warplanes of the US-led Coalition carried out multiple airstrikes on Thursday against the Islamic State (IS) in the remote areas of Kirkuk province, an official confirmed. IS was announced defeated in December 2017 in Iraq, however, the group rem ...

Israeli official: Jerusalem providing aid to Kurds since US pullout in Syria | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-11-07 06:48

Kurdistan 24: Turkish attack on Syria could have been stopped: US official

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-07 00:35
WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – Until Friday, Michael Mulroy was the Pentagon’s top official on the Middle East. Just before leaving his position as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East, Mulroy explained to Defense One that the US coul ...

Israel Assisting Syrian Kurds: Foreign Ministry

BAS News - 2019-11-06 23:14
ERBIL - Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's offer for assisting the Syrian Kurds has been accepted, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely has revealed. The Israeli official noted that they “are assisting them through a number of channels," and that advocati ...

Israel advocating for Syria’s Kurds with U.S., says official | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-06 20:41

Israel aiding Syria's Kurds, advocating for them with U.S.: official - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-11-06 17:35

Turkish attack on Syria could have been stopped: US official

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-06 10:00

Daesh leader still alive: Iraqi intelligence official – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-11-05 11:15

Germany criticised appointment of trustees

ANF - 2019-11-05 11:12
The silence of the German government about Turkey regime was finally broken with criticism of the appointment of trustees to HDP-run municipalities. Respecting the election results is a prerequisite for democracy, said government official Bärbel Kofler. ...

IS Abducts Two Kurdish Farmers in Qara Tapa

BAS News - 2019-11-05 09:48
ERBIL - The jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) abducted on Monday night a couple of Kurdish farmers in the disputed town of Qara Tapa, an official has confirmed. Wa'ad Akram, a Kurdish official in the area, told BasNews that the two Kurdish farmers were ...

Turkey captures sister of dead IS leader in Syria: Turkish officials

Reuters - 2019-11-05 06:22
Turkey captured the sister of dead Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Monday in the northern Syrian town of Azaz, a senior Turkish official told Reuters, and is interrogating her husband and daughter-in-law who were also detained. ...

Suppose you live in the most liberal US state. Now suppose you live in the state known as ‘poverty capital of America.’ But I repeat myself.

AEI - 2019-11-04 00:07
The table above shows US states ranked for two different measures of poverty: a) the official measure of poverty and b) the Census Bureau’s recently introduced (2011) Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), which accounts for each state’s cost-of-living, hou ...

Foreign member of a medic team killed in Syria’s northeast

Seattle Times - 2019-11-03 18:20
BEIRUT (AP) — A Kurdish official and a Syrian war monitor say Turkey-backed opposition fighters have struck an international medic group killing one of its members in northern Syria. Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, ...

Zine el Abidine Ben Ali’s death marks the official end of autocracy in Tunisia

Independent - 2019-11-03 16:26

412 SDF fighters killed in Turkey's northern Syria offensive: senior Kurdish official

Rûdaw - 2019-11-03 06:28

Turkey’s military will attack Kurdish forces left along Syrian border: official - National | Globalnews.ca

Globalnews - 2019-11-02 22:33

Italy to Ban Flights by Iran’s Mahan Air Next Month

BAS News - 2019-11-02 21:22
ERBIL — Italy is planning to ban flights by Iran’s Mahan Air next month, said an official. The ban comes in line with the US sanctions against Iran. The airliner is accused by the US and several European countries of transporting military equipment and p ...

Syria Crisis: Trump Says "I Like Oil"

BAS News - 2019-11-02 14:33
ERBIL - As speaking to reporters on the latest developments in Syria, US President Donald Trump frankly said that "I like oil," and that Washington's plan is to secure the oilfields in the Middle Eastern country. The US top official has reaffirmed that W ...

Current Situation in Iraq is the Result of 15 Years of Failure: Barzani

BAS News - 2019-11-02 13:40
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, released an official statement on the ongoing crisis in Iraq, saying it is the result of Baghdad’s 15 years of failure. Since early October, hundr ...

Swedish FM to Visit Erbil

BAS News - 2019-11-02 09:26
ERBIL - Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde is expected to pay an official visit to Erbil, the capital city of the Kurdistan Region, in the near future. During her stay, Linde would hold meetings with the senior Kurdish officials, as revealed by Swedish d ...

U.S. looking at new ISIS leader and role in organization: U.S. official - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-11-02 03:19

President Nechirvan Barzani pays official visit to Qatar

KRG-Spain - 2019-11-01 00:01
Doha, Qatar, 29 – 30 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Jassim Al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar 29th of October 2019 during his official visit to Qatar. Both leaders discussed the ...

Turkish Airstrike Injures Two People near Kurdistan Region’s Zakho

BAS News - 2019-10-31 21:07
ERBIL — Turkish warplanes on Thursday once again bombarded the border areas of Duhok province near Zakho district of Kurdistan Region, injuring at least two people, a local official confirmed to BasNews. Turkey has been targeting Kurdistan Region’s borde ...

Armed Group Attacks Village near Khanaqin, Kills One

BAS News - 2019-10-31 21:07
ERBIL — An unknown armed group overnight on Thursday attacked a village on the outskirt of Khanaqin, Diyala province, killing at least one resident. Talaat Rafaat, a local official from Khanaqin confirmed the report to BasNews and said the armed men stor ...

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'was betrayed by a top security official out revenge' | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-10-31 12:59

US-led Coalition to Deliver New Military Assistance to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2019-10-30 19:58
ERBIL — The US-led Coalition continues to support the Peshmerga ministry of Kurdistan Region, and it is planning to deliver a new shipment consisting of military hardware, a Kurdish official said. Since the formation of the anti-Islamic State Coalition, ...

US House Passes Bill to Sanction Turkey over Syria Offensive

BAS News - 2019-10-30 11:39
ERBIL - The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a bill to impose sanctions on Turkey over Ankara's military campaign against the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria. The bill, threatening to freeze the assets of senior Turkish official ...

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi’s underwear stolen by Kurdish spy for DNA test before raid, official says

FOX News - 2019-10-30 10:11
Before the U.S. military positively identified the headless body of the world’s most wanted terrorist killed in a daring raid, a Kurdish spy had slipped into Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s compound and stole a pair of underwear to confirm the man’s identity as th ...

New Armenian Genocide Resolution Locks-In Official Recognition, Rejects Denial, Encourages Public Education

Armenianweekly - 2019-10-30 02:57

Pentagon official doesn't know where Trump got details about al-Baghdadi raid | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-10-30 01:41

Official to testify Trump undermined national security with Ukraine pressure – POLITICO

Politico - 2019-10-29 20:41

Netanyahu warns top Trump official that Iran and Islamic State still pose a threat even with killing of al-Baghdadi - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

JTA - 2019-10-29 20:38

Several Iraqi Media Outlets to Open Offices in Erbil Amid Protests: Official

BAS News - 2019-10-29 14:12
ERBIL - As protests in Iraq have turned violent and a number of offices of media TV channels and outlets were previously burned, several of them are making preparations to open their offices in the Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil. Secretary General of t ...

Bomb Blast Kills Two Farmers in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2019-10-29 12:23
ERBIL - A bomb explosion in the disputed Kurdish town of Khanaqin resulted on Tuesday in the killing of two farmers, an official has confirmed. Speaking to BasNews, Simko Ali, a security official in the area, said that the incident took place in the vill ...

Turkish official cites 'intense' coordination with U.S. on Baghdadi operation

Yahoo - 2019-10-28 19:49

Islamic State spokesman killed in fresh north Syria raid, Kurdish forces say

E-Kurd - 2019-10-28 12:27
AIN al-BAYDAH, Syrian,— The Islamic State group’s spokesman was killed Sunday in northern Syria, a top Kurdish official said, hours after the jihadists’ leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was announced dead. The official with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic F ...

Trump says Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi blew himself up as U.S. troops closed in

Washington Post - 2019-10-27 23:44
A critical piece of information on Baghdadi’s whereabouts came from a disaffected Islamic State militant who became an informant for the Kurds working with the Americans, according to a U.S. official. ...

What Baghdadi’s death means for ISIS, explained by a former top US terrorism official - Vox

VOX - 2019-10-27 21:20

Baghdadi’s Right-Hand Man, IS Spokesperson Targeted: SDF

BAS News - 2019-10-27 20:52
ERBIL — The top aide to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (IS), and a senior official known as the group’s spokesperson were targeted by the US and Syrian Kurdish forces in Syria, said a top Kurdish commander. Following the confirmati ...

IS leader Baghdadi arrived at area of U.S. raid 48 hours beforehand : Turkish official - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-27 16:11

Trump Confirms Death of IS Leader Baghdadi

BAS News - 2019-10-27 15:26
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump confirmed in an official statement on Sunday the death of the top Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakir Al-Baghdadi in an operation by the US special forces in Syria's Idlib province. Earlier the day, a US defense official ...

US official: IS leader believed dead in US military assault - Todayville

Todayville - 2019-10-27 12:54

IS Leader Baghdadi Believed to Be Killed in US Operation: Sources

BAS News - 2019-10-27 08:34
ERBIL - Top Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to have been killed in a US air raid carried out in northeastern Syria on Saturday, a senior US defense official was quoted as saying. Talking to CNN, the source said that Baghdadi ap ...

Netflix pulls 'Patriot Act' episode in Saudi Arabia after it criticized official account of Khashoggi killing - CNN

CNN - 2019-10-26 21:50

Trump wants to ‘wash his hands of responsibility for the Kurds’: US official tells NBC News – Raw Story

Rawstory - 2019-10-26 21:09

IS Kills, Wounds Three Civilians in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2019-10-26 14:11
ERBIL - An Islamic State (IS) attack resulted in the killing and wounding of three civilians in the disputed Kurdish town of Khanaqin, an official has confirmed. Talking to BasNews, Jalawla mayor, Ya'qub Yousif, pointed out that the jihadists attacked a ...

Don't be a tough guy or a fool, Donald Trump wrote to Turkey's Erdogan in official letter - World News

Indiatoday - 2019-10-26 11:06

Turkey has strength to eliminate terrorism without allies -senior official

Yahoo - 2019-10-26 08:20

U.S. still pressing Turkey to 'walk away' from Russian missile purchase, official says - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-25 23:26

U.S. must extradite Syrian Kurdish commander, says Turkish official - Middle East News - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-10-25 23:04

U.S. forces preparing to protect Syrian oil fields

NBC News - 2019-10-25 06:04
The operation, if approved, would be conducted along with the mostly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces militia, a U.S. official says. ...

Kurdish official says forces completing withdrawal from Turkey border - Syria - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-10-25 01:53

Official records contradict Warren story about being fired for pregnancy

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-10-25 00:38

Lebanon Top Banking Official: Operations to Fully Resume when Crisis Ends | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-10-24 21:52

Official trailer 'ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre'

Irishtimes - 2019-10-24 20:23

Report Warns ISIS is "Resurging" in Syria After Trump Ordered a Partial Troop Withdrawal | The Secret History of ISIS | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site

PBS - 2019-10-24 19:20

US Never Let "Reconstituted" IS Have Oilfields in Syria: Trump

BAS News - 2019-10-24 18:09
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump made it clear on Thursday that Washington would never let a "reconstituted ISIS" to take control of the oilfields in Syria which were took back by the US forces and Kurdish fighters. The US top official had a few times i ...

Georgetown campus mob shuts down Trump official Kevin McAleenan's speech

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-10-24 17:42

Over 10,000 Syrian Kurds Fled to Kurdistan since Launch of Turkish Offensive

BAS News - 2019-10-24 17:19
ERBIL — Since the beginning of the Turkish military incursion into the Kurdish areas of northern Syria, up to 10,000 people have escaped their homes to seek refuge in Kurdistan Region, an official said. Turkey announced the beginning of its offensives ag ...

Pentagon official who oversees policy on Ukraine, Russia to testify in impeachment proceedings [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-10-23 16:22

Syrian Kurdish fighters informed U.S. they fulfilled obligations under ceasefire - U.S. official

Jerusalem Post - 2019-10-23 06:11
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PKK Kidnaps KDP Official in Balakayati Area: Family

BAS News - 2019-10-23 00:44
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has kidnapped an official of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Balakayati region for no clear reasons, a family member said on Tuesday. Talking to BasNews, Dilshad Wasani, a brother of the abductee, pointe ...

Erbil-Baghdad talks paused due to protests: KRG official

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-22 22:34

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 ...

All US armored vehicles evacuating northeast Syria have arrived in Iraq, defense official says

FOX News - 2019-10-22 20:17
All roughly 100 U.S. armored vehicles evacuating northeast Syria in a convoy have arrived in Iraq, a U.S. defense official tells Fox News. ...

Kurds say have left Syria ‘safe zone’, fully complied with Turkey truce deal

E-Kurd - 2019-10-22 19:58
WASHINGTON,—Syria’s Kurds have withdrawn all their forces from a land strip bordering Turkey in compliance with a US-brokered truce deal to stem a Turkish assault, a top Kurdish official said. “We have fully complied with the conditions of the ceasefire ...

Syrian Kurdish fighters informed U.S. they fulfilled obligations under ceasefire: U.S. official

Reuters - 2019-10-22 19:57
The commander of Kurdish led-SDF fighters has informed the United States that it has carried out all of its obligations under a U.S.-brokered truce to withdraw forces from a border area with Turkey in northeastern Syria, a senior administration official s ...

Syrian Kurdish forces tell U.S. they met truce obligations: U.S. official

Reuters - 2019-10-22 19:57
The commander of Kurdish forces in northeast Syria told the United States he had met all obligations set out in a U.S.-brokered truce, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday, as Washington warned it would punish Turkey if it resumes hostilities. ...

Syrian Kurdish fighters informed U.S. they fulfilled obligations under ceasefire: U.S. official - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-22 19:56

Syria Kurdish official says forces completed withdrawal before cease-fire ends, but Turkey continues attacks - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Sandiegouniontribune - 2019-10-22 19:32

Syria Kurdish official says forces completed withdrawal before cease-fire ends, but Turkey continues attacks

Washington Post - 2019-10-22 19:29
Syria Kurdish official says forces completed withdrawal before cease-fire ends, but Turkey continues attacks ...

The Latest: Kurdish official says Turkey targeting civilians - WAOW

WAOW - 2019-10-22 07:02

Iraq Puts Forces on Alert as Protests May Resume this Friday

BAS News - 2019-10-21 22:30
ERBIL - Iraq has put the security forces on high alert once again as protests against the government are possible to be resumed this Friday. According to an official order by Interior Ministry, the forces will be on alert from this Thursday morning until ...

Algerian security expert warns of repercussions of the official escalation against Morocco – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-21 03:35

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