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MEPs warn against the end of the Iran nuclear deal

Roji Kurd - 2018-04-20 00:00
About 500 MPs from Germany, France and Britain turn to colleagues in the US Congress. In a written appeal to SPIEGEL, they warn against terminating the nuclear deal with Iran. Roji Kurd: US President Donald Trump calls the nuclear deal with Iran, also kno ...

Trump “Looking Forward” to Move US Embassy to Jerusalem

BAS News - 2018-04-18 22:42
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he is “looking forward” to move the US embassy to Jerusalem next month. “We have no better friends anywhere. Looking forward to moving our Embassy to Jerusalem next month,” Trump said on his Twitte ...

Trump confirms CIA chief met Kim Jong Un in North Korea

Waar Media - 2018-04-18 16:54
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed his CIA director Mike Pompeo had met with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on a secret visit to Pyongyang earlier this month, ahead of a planned summit meeting between the two leaders. “Mike Pompeo me ...

Trump Tweets support for American pastor on trial in Turkey

Reuters - 2018-04-18 06:51
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump voiced his support on Tuesday for Pastor Andrew Brunson, who is on trial in Turkey on charges he was linked to a group accused of orchestrating a failed 2016 military coup, in a case that has compounded strains in U ...

EU fails to agree new Iran sanctions as Trump deadline nears

Roji Kurd - 2018-04-17 00:00
The European Union failed to agree new sanctions against Iran on Monday amid Italy’s opposition and fears that punishing Tehran for its missile program and regional role would not stop U.S. President Donald Trump from abandoning a separate nuclear deal. R ...

Macron convinces Trump to keep troops in Syria

Waar Media - 2018-04-16 10:51
WAAR-DUHOK: French president Emmanuel Macron has claimed that he convinced Donald Trump to keep troops in Syria for the long term and limit Saturday’s joint strikes to chemical weapons facilities. Macron said in an interview on Sunday that restricting th ...

Macron Convinces Trump to Maintain US Troops in Syria

BAS News - 2018-04-15 23:18
ERBIL - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that he convinced his US counterpart, Donald Trump, to keep his country's forces in Syria. "Ten days ago, President Trump was saying the United States of America had a duty to disengage from Syria," ...

US, UK, France Launch Airstrikes in Syria

BAS News - 2018-04-14 10:11
ERBIL - US, UK, and France pounded Syria early on Saturday in retaliation to a chemical gas attack which killed scores of people last weekend. The US President Donald Trump declared the military action from the White House, saying " we are prepared to su ...

After addressing Donald Trump, US bombs Syrian research institutions

Roji Kurd - 2018-04-14 05:16
At least three research centers in Damascus and Homs are said to have been hit: The US, along with France and Britain, launched a military strike in Syria. Roji Kurd: US President Donald Trump announced on Saturday night in a televised speech a joint mili ...

White House: No final decision has been made on Syria

Waar Media - 2018-04-12 20:38
WAAR-DUHOK: White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders appeared to step back from US President Donald Trump’s tweet earlier on Wednesday that missile strikes “will be coming” on Syria, saying no timetable has been set for US action, and no final decision has ...

Macron: We Have Proof Asad Used Chemical Weapons

BAS News - 2018-04-12 16:02
ERBIL - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that they have proof that Syrian regime has used chemical weapons or chlorine gas. Speaking to France's TF1 television, Macron said that he and the US President Donald Trump have been in a "daily ...

Trump, Erdogan discuss Syria crisis in phone call

Waar Media - 2018-04-12 09:40
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the crisis in Syria on Wednesday and agreed to stay in close touch, the White House said in a statement. “President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Recep Tayy ...

Trump warns Syria, Russia to ‘get ready’ for US missiles

Waar Media - 2018-04-11 19:28
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump warned Russia on Wednesday to prepare itself for a US attack on its bases in Syria, after the Kremlin warned about destabilizing the already fragile situation in the region. In a provocative tweet, Trump wrote: “Russ ...

Trump Warns Russia to be Ready for US Missiles

BAS News - 2018-04-11 13:57
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has warned Russia to "get ready" for his country's missiles, saying that it shouldn't ally with a country which kills its people and "enjoys it". "Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready ...

US destroyer nears Syria as Trump promises forceful response

Waar Media - 2018-04-10 22:36
WAAR-DUHOK: he US Navy destroyer USS Donald Cook left Cyprus port where it was anchored and can now launch Tomahawk cruise missiles against targets in Syria if so ordered. US President Donald Trump promised yesterday that the decision on the US response ...

Trump hosting emir of Qatar despite saying it funds terror

Waar Media - 2018-04-10 12:49
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump is hosting the ruling emir of Qatar for a White House meeting, welcoming a leader whose tiny gas-rich nation he once accused of funding terrorism at a “high level.” With America’s allies in the Persian Gulf feuding w ...

Trump Says He'll Meet Kim Jong Un in Near Future

BAS News - 2018-04-10 11:03
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump said on Monday that he would meet with his Korean counterpart Kim Jong Un in "May or early June", discussing the nuclear weapons, a report said. The statement comes after Pyongyang's intention to discuss getting rid of i ...

Trump says “major decisions” coming soon in response to Syria attack

Roji Kurd - 2018-04-10 00:09
President Donald Trump on Monday said his administration will make “major decisions” on Syria in the next 24 to 48 hours — “probably by the end of today.” Roji Kurd: In opening remarks during a White House Cabinet meeting, Trump spoke about the US respons ...

Trump on Syria Chemical Attack: US Deciding on Response Soon

BAS News - 2018-04-09 20:06
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump on Monday said that his administration is likely to make a decision before the end of the day about a response to Syrian regime’s suspected chemical attack against civilians. “We’ll be making that decision very quickly,” ...

Trump, Abadi discuss ISIS, Iraqi elections, Syria in phone call

Waar Media - 2018-04-09 11:53
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi held a phone conversation on Sunday to discuss Iraq and Syria, according to the White House. The pair discussed the reports about the Syrian regime’s chemical attack against c ...

Els plans de Trump de retirada de Síria topen amb el fantasma de l'Iraq

El Periodico - 2018-04-09 03:26
Donald Trump està a punt per fer les maletes a Síria, una guerra que va heretar de Barack Obama i en la qual els Estats Units han tingut sempre un peu dins i un altre fora. El president nord-americà ha encarregat als seus militars que preparin un pla per ...

Trump acusa Síria i l'Iran del presumpte atac químic a Síria

El Periodico - 2018-04-09 03:26
El president dels Estats Units, Donald Trump, ha acusat aquest diumenge directament el seu homòleg rus, Vladímir Putin, i l'Iran del presumpte atac químic d'aquest dissabte a la ciutat siriana de Duma, per recolzar el Govern de Baixar al-Assad. "Molts mo ...

Trump blames ‘animal Assad’ for Syria chemical attack

Waar Media - 2018-04-09 00:27
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey condemned the attack but not Russia or Iran, as they have been in talks to resolve the 7-year civil war. President Donald Trump blasted his counterpart Bashar Al-Assad as an “animal” on Sunday over a deadly chemical weapons attack blam ...

Trump, Abadi Discuss Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2018-04-08 22:34
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi held a phone conversation on Sunday to discuss Iraq and Syria, according to the White House. The pair discussed the reports about the Syrian regime’s chemical attack against civil ...

Addressing the Migration Bottleneck in Southern Mexico

International Crisis Group - 2018-04-05 23:03
Mexico is not doing “nothing” to curb northward migration, as U.S. President Donald Trump claims. In thisA, Crisis Group's Latin America & Caribbean Program Director Ivan Briscoe says Washington should help Mexico meet the challenge of migrant and refuge ...

Trump Agrees to Keep US Troops in Syria for "Little Longer"

BAS News - 2018-04-04 18:20
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has approved in a National Security Council meeting on Tuesday to keep his country's troops in Syria for a longer time, insisting on pulling them out soon, a report said on Wednesday. “We’re not going to immediately with ...

Trump Still Wants to Pull US Troops Out of Syria

BAS News - 2018-04-03 22:58
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump has reiterated his intention on withdrawing his country’s troops from Syria. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Trump said he still wants to pull the US troops out of Syria, but after Washington is sure about the defeat o ...

CNN: Who stands to gain if Trump pulls the US out of Syria?

Justice for Kurds - 2018-04-01 17:28
Washington (CNN) – President Donald Trump’s unexpected announcement on Thursday that the US would “be coming out of Syria like very soon” is raising concerns among some national security officials who warn that withdrawing now would not only undermine Ame ...

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince: US Must Stay Longer in Syria

BAS News - 2018-04-01 09:42
ERBIL - Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has said that the US troops must stay in Syria, after the president Donald Trump called for a withdrawal of his country's forces from the country as the anti-IS war ends, a report said.“We believe t ...

Trump Freezes $200m Dedicated to Rebuilding Syria

BAS News - 2018-03-31 16:14
ERBIL - President Donald Trump froze $ 200 million dedicated to reconstruction of liberated cities in Syria, calling Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss the matter.Thanks freeze comes after only a few hours of the Trump's announcement of US ...

US to Pull Out of Syria “Very Soon”: Trump

BAS News - 2018-03-29 21:35
ERBIL — US troops will pull out of Syria “very soon” to “let other people take care” of the situation in the country, said President Donald Trump on Thursday. “We’re knocking the hell out of ISIS. We’ll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon,” Trump rev ...

White House: Trump phones Macron over Turkish invasion in Syria

Waar Media - 2018-03-27 20:17
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron held a phone conversation on Tuesday, in which the US leader stressed the need to intensify cooperation with Turkey in addressing shared strategic challenges in Syria. Accor ...

US to liquidate its Mid East air base at Incirlik

Waar Media - 2018-03-25 21:58
WAAR-DUHOK: Plans to speed up the transfer of the big US CENTCOM base in Qatar to Saudi Arabia were approved by President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Muhamed bin Salman when they met at the White House on Tuesday, March 20. This is an earthshakin ...

Salih Muslim Urges UN, US Break Silence About Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-11 14:59
ERBIL - Syrian Kurdish leader Salih Muslim on Saturday has called on the UN and president of the United States Donald Trump to break their silence about the attacks being carried out by the Islamic State (IS) and "its sponsors". "To all humanity defender ...

Donald Trump says may travel to Jerusalem for embassy opening

Waar Media - 2018-03-06 14:30
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump on Monday said he might travel to Israel to attend the opening ceremony of a new US Embassy in Jerusalem. Trump made the statement during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office. “ ...

Trump, May blame Syria, Russia for Eastern Ghouta humanitarian woes

Waar Media - 2018-03-05 13:19
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. President Donald Trump and British leader Theresa May agreed Sunday that Russia and Syria are responsible for the “heart-breaking human suffering” in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus, the prime minister’s office ...

U.S. ready to open Jerusalem embassy in May

Waar Media - 2018-02-24 17:53
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States said on Friday it will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble U.S. allies who have already objected. U.S. President Donald Trump anno ...

Putin discusses Mideast with Trump, hosts Abbas

Waar Media - 2018-02-13 12:54
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday at the start of talks with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas that he had discussed the Middle East conflict with his US counterpart Donald Trump. “I just spoke with American President Trump,” Putin t ...

US Allocates $550 Million for Training Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2018-02-12 21:54
ERBIL — The United States has allocated $300 million in its 2019 defence budget to train and equip the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) which is led by the Syrian Kurdish forces. The budget bill was signed by President Donald Trump earlier on Friday. It wa ...

Trump calls Iraqi officials “thieves”

Waar Media - 2018-02-11 15:04
WAAR-DUHOK: The US President Donald Trump has reportedly called an Iraqi delegation visiting him in the Oval Office last year “thieves,” according to a report by Washington Post published earlier this week. Following a meeting with an Iraqi delegation la ...

Trump: Iraqi leadership very corrupt

K24 - 2018-02-10 22:11
US President Donald Trump welcomes Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi to the White House on March 20, 2017. (Photo: AFP/Molly Riley) ...

Trump Needs to Defend the Syrian Kurds From Turkey’s Attacks

The Kurdish Project - 2018-01-31 06:15
The following article was originally published in The Observer. No international group has helped President Donald Trump more in his first year in office than the Syrian Kurds, who provided ground troops to capture Raqqa, the “capital” of ISIS. Turkey’s ...

Trump declares ‘America open for business’ in Davos

Waar Media - 2018-01-26 15:46
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump on Friday declared his first year in office a major success during his speech to delegates of the World Economic Forum in Davos, saying “now is the perfect time to bring your business” to the US. Trump highlighted th ...

Trump expresses concerns to Erdogan over Ankara’s attack on Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-01-25 15:19
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday spoke over the phone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to express concern over Ankara’s military operation against the Syrian Kurds in Afrin, northern Syria. “President Trump expressed concerns ...

Trump warns Erdogan to avoid clash between U.S., Turkish forces

Reuters - 2018-01-25 07:34
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged Turkey on Wednesday to curtail its military operation in Syria and warned it not to bring U.S. and Turkish forces into conflict, but a Turkish source said a White House readout did not accurately re ...

Trump warns Erdogan of consequences of killing civilians in Afrin

ANHA - 2018-01-25 07:26
The American president Donald Trump warned through a phone call the Turkish president Recep Teyyip Erdogan of the consequences of killing the civilians during his attacks against Afrin, and that he does not want a military confrontation to be done between ...

Trump and Erdogan to talk amid US-Turkey tensions

CNN - 2018-01-24 13:46
Turkey's attacks on Kurdish-controlled areas of Syria are stripping bare deep tensions with the United States and are sure to be a topic of discussion in a call between President Donald Trump and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that's set for Wednesday. ...

Trump says ‘I’m not a racist,’

Waar Media - 2018-01-15 20:03
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. President Donald Trump insisted on Sunday “I‘m not a racist” in response to reports that he had described immigrants from Haiti and African countries as coming from “shithole countries.” Trump also said he was “ready, willing and able” t ...

The Shitheel and Those Shithole Countries

E-Kurd - 2018-01-15 09:05
Deyan Ranko Brashich | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Once again, I rise in partial defense of Donald J. Trump, the President of the United States. He is being excoriated for calling an end to the protection of immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African coun ...

Trump keeps Iran nuclear deal alive, but warns ‘last chance’ to fix it

Waar Media - 2018-01-14 17:43
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump said on Friday he would waive nuclear sanctions against Iran for the last time to give Washington and its European allies a chance to fix the “terrible flaws” of the 2015 nuclear deal. “This is a last chance,” Trump ...

African states: Donald Trump should apologize for remarks

Waar Media - 2018-01-13 17:21
WAAR-DUHOK: African UN ambassadors and the African Union have called for “a retraction and an apology” from Donald Trump after the US president reportedly described them as “shithole” countries. Trump has denied using the phrase. All 54 African ambassado ...

Washington renews Iran’s exemption from nuclear file’s sanctions

ANHA - 2018-01-13 11:43
NEWS DESK- USA president Donald Trump signed a decree of renewing Iran’s exemption from sanctions linked to its nuclear file. USA president signed on Friday the decree after receiving an official recommendation in this regard from Foreign Secretary Rex Ti ...

Trump says he’d be open to talking with North Korean leader

Waar Media - 2018-01-07 13:59
WAAR-DUHOK: President Donald Trump, shelving comparisons about the size of a “nuclear button,” said Saturday he is open to talking with the North Korean leader he’s called “Little Rocket Man” and hopes some progress results from upcoming talks between th ...

Pakistani minister decries U.S. as ‘friend who always betrays’

Waar Media - 2018-01-05 22:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said the United States was behaving towards Pakistan as “a friend who always betrays” after Washington suspended aid and President Donald Trump accused Islamabad of lies and deceit over many years. Opposition lea ...

Trump says ‘time for change’ in Iran

Waar Media - 2018-01-02 14:55
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump said Monday it was “time for change” in Iran and that the country’s people were “hungry” for freedom, after days of deadly protests against the government in Tehran. “Iran is failing at every level despite the terrib ...

Trump praises protests that swept across Iran

Waar Media - 2017-12-30 12:29
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted out his support early Saturday for the spontaneous protests against Iran’s strained economy that swept across the Islamic Republic Friday and Thursday. “Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens ...

Following US lead, Guatemala announces embassy move to Jerusalem

Waar Media - 2017-12-25 14:59
WAAR-DUHOK: Guatemala is to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, President Jimmy Morales said Sunday, following US President Donald Trump’s controversial lead on the holy city. After speaking with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Morales wr ...

US President Approves Sending Arms to SDF: Source

BAS News - 2017-12-24 12:30
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump has approved Pentagon’s plan to provide weapons worth $393 million to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) despite Ankara’s concerns over the continued delivery of heavy weapons and armored vehicles to the Syrian Kurdish f ...

Axis of Hypocrisy: How Tehran Exploits Palestine

BAS News - 2017-12-24 03:17
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani last Wednesday called on all Muslim nations to work together to defend Palestinian rights following Donald Trump’s controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. This is the standard line for the Islam ...

After U.S. veto, U.N. General Assembly to meet on Jerusalem status

Waar Media - 2017-12-20 20:42
WAAR-DUHOK: The 193-member United Nations General Assembly will hold a rare emergency special session on Thursday at the request of Arab and Muslim states on U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, sparking a wa ...

Trump unveils ‘America First’ security strategy

Waar Media - 2017-12-19 13:08
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump announced a new National Security Strategy on Monday that emphasizes the president’s “America first” message and is intended to return the country to “unrivaled power.” The four pillars of the strategy are protecting ...

What’s in a Name?: Strategy Behind the “Indo-Pacific”

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-12-11 17:04
Throughout his tour of Asia in November 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump repeatedly referred to the region through which he travelled not as the “Asia-Pacific,” but rather as the “Indo-Pacific.” While other American presidents have spoken of the “Indo P ...

Germans say Russia is more reliable than the United States

Waar Media - 2017-12-10 23:08
WAAR-DUHOK: A new survey published by German public broadcaster ARD shows Germans trust Russia more than the US. America’s brand appears to have suffered considerably since the election of Donald Trump as US president last year. Germans increasingly see ...
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