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Masrour Barzani discusses Kurdistan-German ties with CDU party officials in Munich

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-17 11:01

Kurdistan delegation in 2nd day of meetings with key foreign officials in Munich

Gulan Media - 2019-02-17 06:20

Live Updates: Kurdistan delegation in 2nd day of meetings with key foreign officials in Munich

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-16 13:13

Nigeria Delays Elections For One Week

Waar Media - 2019-02-16 10:16
WAAR_DUHOK Nigeria’s electoral body has postponed the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections for a week, citing “logistics and operational” reasons. The decision followed a meeting of top officials of the Independent National Electoral Commis ...

Officials address ‘increased’ drug use in Kurdistan Region

Rûdaw - 2019-02-15 16:27

Turkish visa application center opens in Iraq’s Kirkuk: officials

E-Kurd - 2019-02-15 15:47
KIRKUK, Northern Iraq, ,— A Turkish visa application center opened in Kirkuk city in northern Iraq on Friday making it easier for local people to travel to Turkey. Acting governor of Kirkuk Rakan Saeed al-Jabouri said that the new visa office will help t ...

Chancellor Barzani to Meet with World Leaders in Munich

BAS News - 2019-02-15 13:09
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday while both senior officials are attending the Munich Security Conference. Discussing the latest political and security ...

‘Don’t abandon Syrian Kurds’, British officials tell U.S.

E-Kurd - 2019-02-14 15:29
LONDON,— The US should not abandon Syrian Kurdish-led forces who led the fight against ISIS, British officials have said, warning a rapid withdrawal of its troops would risk a resurgence of the jihadists. Western-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forc ...

«N'abandonnez pas les Kurdes»: des responsables britanniques interpellent les USA retirant leurs troupes de Syrie

L'Important - 2019-02-14 07:04
The US should not abandon Kurdish and Arab allies who led the fight against Isil, British officials have said, warning a rapid withdrawal of its troops would risk a resurgence of the jihadists. ...

'Don't abandon the Kurds', British officials tell US over Syria troop withdrawal

Telegraph - 2019-02-13 19:05

Ministry of Peshmerga and Coalition Forces discuss Peshmerga’s training strategy

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-02-13 15:22
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On February 12th, 2019, Major General Abdulla Karim (Director of Peshmerga Training) conducted a meeting with Colonel Dill Been (Deputy Director of KTCC Training), and a number of officials and consultants from both th ...

US: Omar’s Tweet Shines Light on AIPAC Influence

Waar Media - 2019-02-13 09:43
WAAR_DUHOK When Rep. Ilhan Omar shot off a tweet Sunday, she, perhaps unwittingly, exposed not only the limits to which public officials should use the social media platform but the power of one of the most influential lobbying groups in Washington. The ...

Hotel Fire Kills 17 in Indian Capital

Waar Media - 2019-02-12 09:27
WAAR_DUHOK At least 17 people were killed and several others injured on Tuesday when a fire broke out at a hotel in the Indian capital New Delhi, emergency officials said. Virendra Singh, deputy fire chief, confirmed the death toll to Anadolu Agency addi ...

Turkish, Russian officials to discuss Syria in Ankara

Waar Media - 2019-02-11 14:37
WAAR_DUHOK Russian defense minister will arrive in Turkey on Monday to discuss Syria with his Turkish counterpart, according to Turkish National Defense Ministry sources. Russia’s Sergey Shoygu will pay a visit to the capital Ankara upon the invitation o ...

U.S. only withdrawing equipment from Syria for time being, officials say - Syria - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-02-10 23:01

Trump warns Maxine Waters 'be careful what you wish for' after she called for people to 'harass' administration officials | The Independent

Independent - 2019-02-10 16:03

South Korea Signs Deal to Pay More for U.S.Troops After Trump Demand

Waar Media - 2019-02-10 09:13
WAAR_DUHOK (Reuters) – Officials signed a short-term agreement on Sunday to boost South Korea’s contribution toward the upkeep of U.S. troops on the peninsula, after a previous deal lapsed amid U.S. President Donald Trump’s call for the South to pay more ...

Khashoggi murder ‘planned and perpetrated by Saudi officials’, says UN human rights expert | The Independent

Independent - 2019-02-10 08:08

China poses biggest threat to America, US officials say

Ejinsight - 2019-02-10 06:14

US plans complete withdrawal of troops from Syria: officials | Syria News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-02-09 21:47

Seven Kurds possibly lost at sea after denied entry to Europe: official

Rûdaw - 2019-02-09 20:03
Officials have lost contact with the group ...

U.S. military aims to withdraw from Syria’s Kurdish region by April: WSJ

E-Kurd - 2019-02-09 12:13
WASHINGTON,— The U.S. military is preparing to withdraw American forces from Syria by the end of April and a significant portion of them will be out by the middle of March, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing current and former U.S. officials. A U.S ...

U.S. Military Sets April Target Date for Leaving Syria

The Wall Street Journal - 2019-02-09 00:58
The Pentagon is preparing to pull all American forces out of Syria by the end of April, even though the Trump administration has yet to come up with a plan to protect its Kurdish partners from attack when they leave, current and former U.S. officials said ...

Syrian Kurds say no progress on repatriating French, including Islamic State fighters

E-Kurd - 2019-02-08 21:50
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish officials told AFP on Friday there was no progress on repatriating dozens of French nationals, including accused Islamic State fighters, women, and children, from prison camps in northern Syria. France announced last ...

US to Withdraw Troops from Syria by April: Report

BAS News - 2019-02-08 14:23
ERBIL — The United States is planning to withdraw its troops from Syria by the end of April this year, Wall Street Journal cited US officials. The report also revealed that the majority of the troops would, however, leave Syria by mid-March. President Do ...

Hashd al-Shaabi and Hezbollah Brigades in Iraq threaten the US

ANF - 2019-02-08 13:21
The pro-Iran Hashd al-Shaabi and Hezbollah Brigades officials in Iraq threatened the US. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan records growing demand for nightclubs, but officials hesitant to issue licenses

E-Kurd - 2019-02-08 09:34
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— There is a growing desire for nightclubs in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, but officials in Sulaimani and Duhok are hesitant to issue licenses, wanting to ensure they can regulate the entertainment venues. “Eight people app ...

Peshmerga, Iraqi military officials stress cooperation to combat ISIS

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-07 10:20

Erbil, Baghdad Seeking Coordinations in Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-02-06 23:24
ERBIL - Kurdish and Iraqi military officials have stressed the need to cooperate in the efforts between the sides to fight terrorism across the country, an Iraqi official said on Wednesday. Iraqi Army Chief of Staff Othman Ghanmi told Kurdistan 24 that b ...

Pentagon officials: Syria withdrawal heightens ISIS risks

Defensenews - 2019-02-06 21:22

Death Toll Rises to 142 in Brazil Dam Collapse

Waar Media - 2019-02-06 12:55
WAAR_DUHOK The death toll from a dam collapse late last month in southeastern Brazil has risen to 142, said officials early Wednesday. The civil defense authority in Minas Gerais state said on Twitter that 122 victims had been identified while the number ...

New York Times Trump op-ed denied by senior officials - BBC News

BBC - 2019-02-05 15:08

Peshmerga, Iraqi defense officials discuss steps toward joint se

Rûdaw - 2019-02-05 07:02

Peshmerga, Iraqi Defense Ministries Discuss Situation in Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-02-04 21:29
ERBIL - Delegations from the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga Ministry and Iraq Ministry of Defense met on Monday in Erbil for talks on the security affairs in the disputed areas. During the meeting, officials underlined the latest developments in Iraq and K ...

Mike Pompeo Meets Saudi King, Turkish Officials To Search Consul's House

NDTV - 2019-02-04 17:42

Turkey bans main opposition officials from soldiers' funerals

Yahoo - 2019-02-03 21:45

Duhok Security Refutes Reports Claiming Sheladize Arrestees Handed to Turkey

BAS News - 2019-02-03 13:44
ERBIL — Kurdish security officials in Duhok province have denied reports which claimed several people were arrested in Sheladize border village and handed over to Turkey after last week’s clash with Turkish soldiers in the area. After Turkish airstrikes, ...

Alleged visits to Israel by Iraqi officials sparks controversy | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-02-03 00:23

One dead after protesters storm Turkish military camp in north Iraq: Kurdish officials | Reuters

Reuters - 2019-02-02 22:39

US, North Korean officials meet to discuss second summit - UPI.com

UPI - 2019-02-02 09:30

Syrian war: US military strikes pro-Assad convoy amid clashes with coalition forces, officials say - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

ABC - 2019-02-01 11:29

Turkish officials say 'ISIS are responsible for Ankara bomb blasts' | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-02-01 02:21

First hospital for Iraqi Kurdistan’s Peshmerga fighters opens in Erbil

E-Kurd - 2019-01-31 18:21
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Construction for the first military hospital for Kurdish Peshmerga fighters completed on Thursday in Erbil with Ministry of Peshmerga officials, commanders, and German coalition members in attendance. The facility ...

Peshmerga Hospital Opened in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-01-31 10:38
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry on Thursday officially opened a hospital for the Peshmerga forces in capital Erbil. The new facility was opened during a ceremony attended by Peshmerga officials and commanders of German military advisors in ...

Trump to allow months for troop withdrawal in Syria, officials say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Post Gazette - 2019-01-30 23:58

Attacks kill 4 Iraqis in Kirkuk, Baghdad

Waar Media - 2019-01-30 11:10
WAAR_DUHOK Four people, including a policeman, were killed in attacks in Iraq, according to security officials on Wednesday. Suspected Daesh militants opened fire on a checkpoint manned by federal police forces late Tuesday in al-Dibs district, northwest ...

Flash flooding hits wildfire-scarred Northern California; officials deploy rescue teams | KECI

Nbcmontana - 2019-01-29 21:58

US officials in contrast to Trump warn of stark threat posed by ISIS | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-01-29 21:26

Defense officials warned PM against recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-01-29 14:46

UPDATE 5-One dead after protesters storm Turkish military camp in north Iraq- Kurdish officials | Devdiscourse News

Devdiscourse - 2019-01-29 06:36

Hot Weather Kills Fish in Australia

Waar Media - 2019-01-28 11:13
WAAR_DUHOK Hundreds of thousands of fish have died in the third mass kill on a stretch of a major Australian river in recent weeks that local officials have blamed on drought but critics say at least partly stems from water mismanagement. The latest deat ...

Top Yezidi Leader Died

BAS News - 2019-01-28 08:49
ERBIL — The spiritual leader of world Yezidis died at the age of 86, officials confirmed on Monday. Head of Yezidi Affairs at the Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs confirmed that Mir Tahsin Beg died at a hospital in Germany. Mir Tahsin Beg was ...

Peru landslide kills at least 15 at hotel wedding party

BBC - 2019-01-28 01:37
A torrent of mud and rocks crashes into a hotel, causing walls to collapse on guests, officials say. ...

One dead after protesters storm Turkish military camp in north Iraq: Kurdish officials

Yahoo - 2019-01-28 00:20

Turkish officials receive first F-35 delivery from Washington despite tensions | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-01-27 21:49

Patients need rest, not antibiotics, say health officials - BBC News

BBC - 2019-01-27 20:56

One dead after protesters storm Turkish military camp in north Iraq: Kurdish officials

Reuters - 2019-01-27 13:30
One protester was killed and at least 10 others wounded when they stormed a Turkish military camp near Dohuk in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region on Saturday, burning two tanks and other vehicles, residents and Kurdish officials said. ...

70th Republic Day of India Celebrated in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-01-27 13:23
ERBIL — The Consulate of India in Erbil held an event to celebrate the 70th Republic Day on 26th January with the attendance of several senior officials from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). “Consul General Chandramouli Kern unfurled the national ...

Islamic Bank to Lend Pakistan Oil Worth $4.5 billion

Waar Media - 2019-01-27 13:22
WAAR_DUHOK The Islamic Development Bank will lend oil worth $4.5 billion to Pakistan under its Islamic Trade Finance Corporation program, officials said. “The agreement between Pakistan and the Islamic Development Bank under its International Islamic Tra ...

Italy: Helicopter, Plane Crash Death Toll Rises to 7

Waar Media - 2019-01-27 10:08
WAAR_DUHOK The Islamic Development Bank will lend oil worth $4.5 billion to Pakistan under its Islamic Trade Finance Corporation program, officials said. “The agreement between Pakistan and the Islamic Development Bank under its International Islamic Tra ...

US officials head to Mideast amid tension over Syria pullout | The Seattle Times

Seattletimes - 2019-01-27 01:05

One dead after protesters storm Turkish military camp in north Iraq- Kurdish officials | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR

Dailystar - 2019-01-27 00:09

One dead after protesters storm Turkish military camp in north Iraq - Kurdish officials | Euronews

Euronews - 2019-01-26 21:10

Protesters storm Turkish military camp in north Iraq, 10 wounded - Kurdish officials - Channel NewsAsia

Channelnewsasia - 2019-01-26 20:44

One dead after protesters storm Turkish military camp in north Iraq - Kurdish officials | Reuters

Reuters - 2019-01-26 18:46

Protesters storm Turkish military camp in north Iraq, 10 wounded: Kurdish officials

Reuters - 2019-01-26 17:53
At least 10 people were wounded when protesters stormed a Turkish military camp near Dohuk in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region on Saturday, burning two tanks and other vehicles, residents and Kurdish officials said. ...

Protesters storm Turkish military camp in north Iraq, 10 wounded: Kurdish officials | Reuters

Reuters - 2019-01-26 16:17

Saudi Officials Say Turkey Doesn’t Follow “Regional Rules”

Fairobserver - 2019-01-25 11:33

Tunisia: Bloggers Held for Criticizing Officials | Human Rights Watch

HRW - 2019-01-25 10:00

Turkish officials defend dragging Kurdish protester's body along road | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-01-25 08:11

North Korea working on new missiles, US officials say, despite thaw - BBC News

BBC - 2019-01-25 04:00

Trump Officials Were Warned That Family Separations Would Traumatize Children

Theintercept - 2019-01-24 23:01

Officials say wild S. Carolina turkeys are being over-hunted | WPDE

WPDE - 2019-01-24 23:00

Greek fighter pilot killed in crash after Turkish intercept mission, say officials | News24

News24 - 2019-01-24 19:38

HDP members in exile: PACE and CPT must exercise their authority

ANF - 2019-01-24 15:21
The demonstration held by exiled HDP elected officials in front of the Council of Europe continues today as the politicians call on the PACE and the CPT to exercise their authority against Turkey turning the most natural rights into “political blackmail”. ...

Pompeo makes surprise visit to Baghdad and Erbil to reassure Iraqi officials on US Syria withdrawal | KSTP.com

KSTP - 2019-01-24 13:46

US, Turkish officials say Trump's decision on Syria troops was made without consulting national security team, US allies

Yahoo - 2019-01-24 03:57

Special Report: Iran invents scenario to execute Kurdish activists

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-24 02:00
Ten detained Iranian Kurdish activists are under pressure to make false confessions, with influential imams and officials demanding their immediate execution. Recent changes to the administrators and security apparatus of Iran’s Kurdestan province and oth ...

Washington’s encouragement of warlordism in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-01-23 23:59
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute In recent weeks, a parade of American officials visited Iraq, ostensibly to meet with the Iraqi leadership and to discuss U.S. policy toward Iran and the U.S. withdrawal from Syria. President Donald Trump’s v ...

Turkish Airstrikes Kill at Least Two Civilians in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-01-23 23:09
ERBIL — At least two civilians were killed by Turkish airstrikes on Wednesday in the border areas of Duhok province, Kurdistan Region, officials confirmed. Turkey conducts regular airstrikes and artillery bombardments in the region, allegedly targeting t ...

Flash flooding hits wildfire-scarred Northern California; officials deploy rescue teams | WBMA

Abc3340 - 2019-01-23 22:59

HDP officials’ protest for Guven in front of the CoE on day 2

ANF - 2019-01-23 14:30
Elected HDP officials in exile issued a call for action in front of the CoE on the second day of their demonstration to support Leyla Guven, who has been on a hunger strike for 77 days against the isolation. ...

US officials want answers about missing Saudi journalist | Hermann Herald

Hermannherald - 2019-01-23 06:15

US officials: Trump-Netanyahu call grew tense over plans to leave Syria | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-01-22 22:26

HPD politicians in exile launch solidarity hunger strike

ANF - 2019-01-22 15:43
As the indefinite and non-alternating hunger strike in Strasbourg, France to protest the aggravated isolation against Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan enters day 37, the exiled elected HDP officials started a 4-day hunger strike. ...

Melania Trump Urged Donald Trump To End Family Separation Policy: White House Officials

NDTV - 2019-01-22 14:43

Death Toll From Road Accident in Pakistan Rises to 27

Waar Media - 2019-01-22 10:47
Death toll from Monday’s collision between a passenger bus and a fuel-carrying truck jumped to 27, as 17 more charred bodies were taken out of the ill-fated bus, officials said on Tuesday. The accident occurred in Lasbella district of southwestern Baloch ...

Afghanistan: Deadly Taliban attack on military compound

BBC - 2019-01-22 00:49
At least 20 people are killed as militants detonate a car bomb in central Afghanistan, officials say. ...

White House Weighs Vladimir Putin Proposal On Questioning US Officials

NDTV - 2019-01-21 20:36

Russian, Turkish officials meet, keep low profile on Idlib ideas

Al Monitor - 2019-01-21 16:58

Germany bans Iran’s Mahan Air flights

Waar Media - 2019-01-21 14:56
Germany has banned Iran’s Mahan Air from operating flights in and out of the country, officials said on Monday. Deputy foreign ministry spokesman Christofer Burger told a news conference in Berlin that the decision was taken to protect “foreign policy an ...

KDP, Gorran to Meet on Tuesday for New Gov’t Talks

BAS News - 2019-01-21 14:17
ERBIL — High-level delegations from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) are set to meet on Tuesday and discuss the formation of a new government in Kurdistan Region. Senior officials from the KDP confirmed to BasNews that th ...

Christopher Wray, top intelligence officials to testify on Capitol Hill next week

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-01-21 13:49

EPA officials continue to depart agency after Pruitt resignation

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-01-19 14:39

Key Democratic Officials Now Warning Base Not to Expect Evidence of Trump/Russia Collusion

Theintercept - 2019-01-19 13:54

Huge fire at ruptured fuel pipe in Mexico kills 20

Waar Media - 2019-01-19 09:45
A huge fire at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico killed 20 people and badly burned 54 others on Friday after locals tried to collect the spilling fuel in buckets, officials said. The pipeline apparently exploded hours after thieves drilled an ill ...

What should be your first-line treatment for a cough?

Waar Media - 2019-01-19 09:45
According to recent guidelines, natural remedies such as honey and over-the-counter remedies are better than antibiotics for treating a cough. Health officials say that antibiotics shouldn’t be prescribed by doctors for coughs, as they rarely kill the vi ...

US Officials: Fight for Raqqa 'Could Begin in the Coming Days'

Voanews - 2019-01-18 10:59

Trump officials take heat for declining Russia sanctions | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-01-18 02:21

Trump to announce US will withdraw troops from Syria: Officials | 6abc.com

6ABC - 2019-01-17 22:11

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