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More than 3,000 Syrian refugees arrive in northern Iraq

Al Jazeera - 2019-10-19 16:03
As a fragile ceasefire holds in northern Syria, Al Jazeera reports from northern Iraq on the plight of thousands of Syrians who have fled the fighting. ...

President Trump says Kurds are ‘happy’ despite Turkish offensive

NBC News - 2019-10-19 16:02
Despite a cease-fire brokered by President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Kurds say they are facing “ethnic cleaning” and 250,000 people have already been forced from their homes. NBC’s Richard Engel reports for Weekend TODAY ...

Imelda: Texas Flooding From Storm ‘Worse Than Harvey’ With Reports of 30 Inches of Rain Near Houston

Thedailybeast - 2019-10-19 13:51

International Experts Probing Possible Turkish Chemical Attack against Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2019-10-19 11:17
ERBIL— Experts of chemical weapons have launched an investigation into the alleged chemical attack by Turkey and its Syrian Islamist allies against Kurdish civilians, reports said. On Friday, photographs went viral on social media and in media reports by ...

Michael Jackson's death certificate proves the singer was buried following reports he was cremated | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-10-19 08:32

Syria cease-fire off to rocky start amid reports of fighting | WKRC

Local12 - 2019-10-19 03:50

Clashes and Confusion Mar Attempt at Cease-Fire in Syria

New York Times - 2019-10-19 01:01
A day after Vice President Mike Pence announced a pause in the battle between Turkish and Kurdish forces, there were conflicting reports of whether Turkish troops were advancing or holding fire. ...

Kurdish children may be victims of possible chemical attack in Syria

CBS News - 2019-10-19 01:01
Fighting in Syria continued, despite a ceasefire deal maded between the U.S. and Turkey. Meanwhile, Kurdish children may be victims of a possible chemical attack. Charlie D'Agata reports from Iraq. ...

Oleg Deripaska-Linked Company Was Raided in U.S. Probe Sparked by Mueller Report, Bloomberg Reports

Thedailybeast - 2019-10-18 20:16

Trump Says "Ultimate" Syria Solution Underway

BAS News - 2019-10-18 19:12
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has hailed the temporary ceasefire between Turkey and the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria, hinting on an "ultimate" solution for Syrian crisis. Trump's remarks come while there have been reports of civilian casualti ...

Turkey denies reports of attacks in Syria after cease-fire deal -

UPI - 2019-10-18 17:48

Turkish forces deny rescue, medical services entry to Ras al-Ayn — Kurdish agency

TASS - 2019-10-18 17:41
Earlier on Friday, media reported that Turkish military attacks on Ras al-Ayn had resumed in spite of a temporary ceasefire deal struck with the US; the Turkish leader dismissed the reports as "disinformation" ...

Kurds accuse Turkish military of attacking civilians in Ras al-Ayn

TASS - 2019-10-18 15:05
Turkish authorities have yet to comment on the reports ...

UPDATE 2-U.S. Says Reports of Killing of Kurdish Politician in Northeast Syria 'extremely Troubling' |

Newsmax - 2019-10-18 10:59

Kurd commander accepts ceasefire terms

CBS News - 2019-10-18 02:40
Vice President Mike Pence announced that Turkish President Erdogan agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria. The president called it a "great day for civilization." Charlie D'Agata reports from Iraq. ...

Dominican Republic deaths: Long Island, New York man dead, reports say

Usatoday - 2019-10-17 20:13

Syrian Kurds accuse Turkey of using banned weapons, media reports say

TASS - 2019-10-17 18:38
According to the Rudaw media network, Turkish troops could be using "banned weapons containing phosphorus and napalm" ...

The stakes of the US retreat in Syria

CBS News - 2019-10-17 02:10
CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams, who spent years covering the civil war in Syria, reports on the American drawdown and an alliance with the Kurds left behind ...

The stakes of the U.S. retreat in Syria

CBS News - 2019-10-17 02:10
CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams, who spent years covering the civil war in Syria, reports on the American drawdown and an alliance with the Kurds left behind ...

Natalie Morales confirms she's leaving Access Hollywood after reports Mario Lopez is replacing her | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-10-16 22:42

Kurdish Journalist, His Wife and Son, Assassinated in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-10-16 21:45
ERBIL — Well-known Kurdish journalist and TV presenter Amanj Babani was assassinated Wednesday evening in central Sulaymaniyah. Babani was working with NRT news channel, which has confirmed his death after reports from police and medical sources. He was ...

North Korea projectile launch: South Korea says North Korea fired more unidentified projectiles into East Sea, reports of missile not confirmed - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2019-10-16 20:33

Russia moves in as U.S. forces pull out of Syria

CBS News - 2019-10-16 02:02
Turkey invaded northern Syria last week to flush out America's Kurdish allies after President Trump ordered U.S. troops to withdraw. Now thousands of people are on the run and one of America's biggest rivals is moving in. Charlie D'Agata reports from Iraq ...

Iraq's Provincial, Municipality Councils’ Activity Not Halted: MP

BAS News - 2019-10-15 01:32
ERBIL - An Iraqi lawmaker revealed on Monday that the activities at the provincial and municipality councils have not been halted, refuting the media reports in this regard. A few days ago, Iraqi reports claimed that Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbus ...

U.S. says reports of killing of Kurdish politician in northeast Syria 'extremely troubling'

Yahoo - 2019-10-14 23:31

U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria creates power vacuum

CBS News - 2019-10-14 15:40
President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria not only opened the door to Turkey's attack on America's Kurdish allies, but it also created a major power vacuum. David Martin reports. ...

Trump defends Syria policy amid reports of rising violence against Kurds – live | US news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-10-14 15:11

Turkish strike on convoy including civilians and journalists kills nine, reports say - Middle East News -

Haaretz - 2019-10-13 22:56

Iraq Protests: Government Compensating Families of Victims

BAS News - 2019-10-13 21:09
ERBIL - Iraqi government said on Sunday that it has started compensating those families whose members were either killed or wounded during the recent public protests in the country. An official from the Council of Ministers told Iraqi media reports that ...

U.S. State Department Says Reports Of Killing Of Kurdish Politician 'Extremely Troubling' | HuffPost

Huffpost - 2019-10-13 21:09

Hundreds of ISIL prisoners escape Syrian camp, Kurds say

Al Jazeera - 2019-10-13 20:50
Reports of breakout from facility in Ain Issa amid ongoing Turkish offensive and US announcement of troop pull-out. ...

State Department: Reports of Kurdish politician, captured fighters being killed 'extremely troubling' | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-10-13 20:39

Reports: 5 ISIS Members Flee Jail After Bombing by Turkey

Theepochtimes - 2019-10-13 19:18

U.S. says reports of killing of Kurdish politician 'extremely troubling'

Jerusalem Post - 2019-10-13 17:44

U.S. says reports of killing of Kurdish politician in northeast Syria 'extremely troubling' - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-13 16:06

U.S. says reports of killing of Kurdish politician in northeast Syria 'extremely troubling'

Reuters - 2019-10-13 15:56
The United States has seen reports of the killing of a Kurdish politician and captured Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria, a State Department spokesman told Reuters on Sunday, adding that it was looking into the incident. ...

Turkey's Proxy Forces Block Exit Road for Civilians in Northern Syrian Town

BAS News - 2019-10-13 13:41
ERBIL — Turkey-backed Islamist fighters in the northern Syrian Kurdish town of Tel Abyad (Gire Sipi) blocked the exit route for civilians as the Turkish army pushes deeper into the area, local reports said. According to the information obtained by BasNew ...

Arab League calls on U.N to halt Turkey’s military offensive against Kurdish fighters

CBS News - 2019-10-13 01:23
The Arab League is calling on the United Nations Security Council to force Turkey to halt its offensive attacks against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. It comes as Turkey pushes deeper into Syria. Charlie D'Agata reports. ...

Syrian Kurdish Political Leader Killed near Qamishli

BAS News - 2019-10-12 12:46
ERBIL — The leader of Syrian Future Party, Hevrin Khalaf, was killed on Saturday near Qamishli, Syrian Kurdistan, amid the growing violence in the region. Initial reports claimed that Khalaf was killed in a Turkish airstrike. However, media outlets affil ...

Iraq Deploys Forces to Syrian Border to Foil Possible IS Infiltrations

BAS News - 2019-10-12 11:54
ERBIL - Iraq has deployed forces to the border with Syria to foil possible infiltration of the Islamic State (IS), after reports said that a number of jihadists had broken out of prison due to Turkish bombardments near jails in northeastern Syria. After ...

US extracted spy from Putin's Kremlin: reports

Yahoo - 2019-10-12 04:02

Netflix stock price drops today after streaming service reports first-ever decline in U.S. subscribers - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2019-10-11 23:13

'We feel betrayed': Kurds in U.S. voice anger at Trump's troop pullback

Reuters - 2019-10-11 19:05
Like many Kurds living in the United States, Lava Antar has had a hard time sleeping this week, waking often to check reports of Turkish jets and artillery pounding her northeast Syria homeland. Once, she learned her former neighbor's 30-year-old son was ...

“Turkish reports a miserable attempt to cover up the massacres”

ANF - 2019-10-11 19:02
Gabriel refuted the Turkish media reports that shells were fired from Qamishlo into Nusaybin. ...

Netflix Reports First Drop in U.S. Users in Nearly a Decade - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-10-11 18:01

Turkey Reports First Military Fatality in Syria Incursion

Time - 2019-10-11 11:08
Turkey's Defense Ministry also said the total number of Kurdish fighters killed in the incursion now numbers 277 ...

Spain to Withdraw Air Defence Systems From Turkey If War on Kurds Escalates - Reports - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2019-10-11 02:43

CNN reporter vividly details scene after first Syria strikes

CNN - 2019-10-11 00:50
CNN's Clarissa Ward reports from Northern Syria as Turkey conducts military operations against US-backed Kurdish forces in the region. ...

Turkey ramps up fight against Kurds in Syria

CBS News - 2019-10-10 14:54
The Turkish military is pushing deeper into northern Syria in its massive offensive against Kurdish allies of the U.S. Turkey accuses the Kurds of being terrorists. Charlie D’Agata reports from northern Syria. ...

The Latest: Reports: Turkish strikes hit civilians in Syria

Washington Post - 2019-10-10 14:51
The Latest: Kurdish reports, war monitor say Turkish troops struck civilian convoy inside Syria, inflicting casualties ...

Turkey announces northern Syria invasion of ground forces; multiple civilians reported dead

FOX News - 2019-10-10 03:00
Turkey announced Wednesday that its ground forces invaded northeastern Syria to fight against Kurdish forces just hours after launching an initial assault in the area, as the first reports of deaths emerged. ...

US counter-terrorism analyst arrested for leaking classified reports

BBC - 2019-10-10 02:38
The defence agency analyst was reportedly in a romantic relationship with one of the journalists. ...

Turkey Starts Ground Operation in Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-09 23:10
ERBIL - Only hours after an air operation against the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria on Wednesday afternoon, Turkey also declared a ground military campaign in the region. According to the local reports, the Turkish airstrikes and artillery shellin ...

Trump calls Turkey assault on Syria a 'bad idea' as Kurds report civilian deaths

FOX News - 2019-10-09 21:00
President Trump is calling Turkey's ongoing military assault in Syria a "bad idea" Wednesday as reports are emerging of civilians being caught in the crossfire of a long-standing feud between Ankara and Kurdish forces. ...

Iran denies reports US downed its drone – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-09 12:36

Reports of clashes after ISIS attack on SDF position in Raqqa

ANF - 2019-10-09 01:49
Turkey’s threat of an imminent incursion into North-East Syria has prompted the sleeper cells of ISIS in the region. ...

KRG’s statement on the recent developments across Western Kurdistan

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-09 01:43
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga “The Kurdistan Regional Government is deeply concerned by the United States’ decision to withdraw from the safe zone in northeastern Syria and by reports of a potential unilateral military operation by Turkey. The gove ...

Iraq Protests: 165 People Killed in One Week

BAS News - 2019-10-09 00:28
ERBIL - Iraq's Ministry of Health revealed in a statement on Tuesday that 165 people were killed during the one week of protests. A source from the ministry told Iraqi media reports that the majority of the victims were protesters, while part of them wer ...

Iraqi Kurdish Politicians Urge Russia To Protect Kurds In Northern Syria - Reports - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-10-08 22:36

Turkey ‘launches airstrike’ against Kurds on Syria-Iraq border – reports — RT World News

RT - 2019-10-08 06:04

Turkish jets flying at Rojava border

ANF - 2019-10-07 21:42
Reports of Turkish military activity at the border with Rojava. ...

Israel officials met with Iraq counterparts, Israeli media reports – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-06 20:55

Gandhi’s ashes stolen and photo vandalized after 150th birthday celebrations, reports say [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-10-06 13:16

NYT reports there is a second whistleblower with 'more direct information' [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-10-06 02:31

Turkish parliament receives 71 enquiry reports against HDP deputies since July | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-10-06 01:21

Gibraltar denies Iranian reports that it is releasing oil tanker – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-05 19:24

HPG reports Turkish military operation and clash in Dersim

ANF - 2019-10-05 16:05
The Turkish army continues with its genocidal attacks in northern and southern Kurdistan. ...

Turkish paper reports: Saudi journalist's watch may have transmitted evidence of his death - CNN

CNN - 2019-10-05 15:48

Iraq Refutes Reports Claiming President Salih Departed for Kurdistan Amid Protests

BAS News - 2019-10-05 12:49
ERBIL - Iraq's presidential office has refuted the reports claiming that President Barham Salih departed for the Kurdistan Region amid the protests in the capital Baghdad and other major cities. A number of Iraqi reports claimed earlier that Salih had le ...

Anatomy of reports of an airstrike

Seth Frantzman - 2019-10-03 21:03
An alleged airstrike on Albukamal (البوكمال) on September 9. How it unfolded in media provides lessons for media coverage and the role of social media. It also shows how information […] ...

Abqaiq drone strike: Escalation and questions

Seth Frantzman - 2019-10-03 21:03
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN ***This post was updated to include new information and will be updated at the bottom as new reports come in*** Drone attacks caused large fires at […] ...

China’s National Day military parade by the numbers

Seth Frantzman - 2019-10-03 21:03
The 70th anniversary China National Day parade included some impressive numbers of soldiers and new technology on displace. According to reports President Xi Jinping inspected more than 15,000 troops and “more than […] ...

The Kurdish Human Rights Situation Report in August 2019

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2019-10-03 20:41
KMMK: This report on the situation of human rights in August 2019, in the east of Kurdistan is that the working population, human rights, Kurdistan, according to multiple reports, the human rights organization round is collected. It is noted that this rep ...

HPG reports guerrilla action in Avashin, clash in Cudi

ANF - 2019-10-03 20:27
Guerrillas continue hitting and inflicting blows on the Turkish invasion army in Kurdistan. ...

Halbusi Flown from Airport to Baghdad as Protesters Block Highway

BAS News - 2019-10-03 06:35
ERBIL - Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi had to be flown from the airport to the presidential palace in Baghdad by a helicopter as the protestors have blocked the highway between the port and the capital city. Iraqi media reports said that Ha ...

Woman kidnapped, raped by taxi driver in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 06:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The kidnap and rape of an Iranian woman by an Erbil taxi driver earlier this month has once more laid bare the threat to women’s safety in Erbil, where reports of rape and sexual assault by taxi drivers continue to ...

US cyberattack brought down Iranian database used to target ships in Persian Gulf: reports

Gulan Media - 2019-08-30 00:05

Fire engulfs second hand household appliance stores in Erbil

Rûdaw - 2019-08-29 11:34
No reports of casualties as of yet ...

Car bomb attack in Tabqa

ANF - 2019-08-26 19:34
Reports of injuries after the violent explosion in central Tabqa. ...

The Iran ‘land bridge’: A history in maps and reports (with links)

Seth Frantzman - 2019-08-25 00:30
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Airstrikes in Iraq between July 19 and August 20 are attempts to interdict Iran’s “land bridge” that stretches across Iraq and Syria to Lebanon. This was […] ...

HPG reports continued Turkish attacks against South Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-08-24 17:33
The Turkish state continues its genocidal attacks against the Kurdish people and their lands. ...

Clash between al-Nusra and Syrian forces in Aleppo

ANF - 2019-08-24 13:19
Reports of fighting in two neighborhoods of Aleppo. ...

Social Reconciliation holds its periodic meeting

SDF Press - 2019-08-22 17:51
Al-Raqqa—Social Reconciliation Bureau of the al-Raqqa Civil Council held its regular meeting of its sub-committees in al-Raqqa and its countryside to discuss and read the monthly reports of the committees and listen to their opinions and requirements in r ...

When, If Ever, Can We Lay This Burden Down? - Rasmussen Reports®

Rasmussenreports - 2019-08-22 17:37

Turkey: 30 detained in protest over elected mayors’ ouster

Seattle Times - 2019-08-21 16:37
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media reports say police have used water cannons to disperse crowds protesting a government decision to oust three elected mayors in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish-populated southeast and replace them with government appointees. Th ...

Reports of killed, injured in airstrike on Iraqi Shiite militia base

Jerusalem Post - 2019-08-20 18:35
The Iraqi Civil Defense reported that there were explosions at a munitions warehouse belonging to the Popular Mobilization Forces at the Balad airbase north of Iraq. ...

Khan Sheikhoun falls, Turkish observation point surrounded

ANF - 2019-08-20 14:02
The Syrian regime and Russian forces haven’t taken full control of the area yet, reports say. Occasional clashes continue but the gang groups are withdrawing from the northeast of the town to the Maaraat Numan district. ...

Jeffrey Epstein 'signed will two days before death'

BBC - 2019-08-20 02:07
The estate of the former financier was worth $577m (£475m) when he killed himself, reports say. ...

Damascus Claims Turkish Army Convoy Moving Towards Key Syrian Town - Reports - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2019-08-19 11:29

Turkish airstrikes destroy 13 Kurdish targets in Northern Iraq - Reports

Uniindia - 2019-08-17 09:30

Turkish Airstrikes Destroy 13 Kurdish Targets In Northern Iraq - Reports - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-08-16 19:24

Did Trump checkmate Netanyahu on Tlaib/Omar? A list of reactions

Seth Frantzman - 2019-08-16 06:06
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN The avalanche of voices condemning Israel for barring two US members of Congress grew by the minute Thursday night, hours after reports indicated Israel would prevent […] ...

Serbia reports suspected African swine fever cases in backyard pigs

Yahoo - 2019-08-13 10:13

The Kurdish Human Rights Situation Report in July 2019

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2019-08-12 02:51
KMMK: This report on the situation of human rights in July 2019, in the east of Kurdistan is that the working population, human rights, Kurdistan, according to multiple reports, the human rights organization round is collected. It is noted that this repor ...

India floods: At least 95 killed, hundreds of thousands evacuated

BBC - 2019-08-11 01:17
Hundreds of thousands of people are evacuated amid flooding in southern and western India, reports say. ...

Explosion kills one, injures six in Azaz

ANF - 2019-08-10 16:18
An explosive laden motorbike was detonated in the city center, according to reports. ...

HPG reports guerrilla actions in Xakurke and Çukurca

ANF - 2019-08-09 17:29
Guerrilla forces hit Turkish soldiers as part of their Martyr Bager and Martyr Ronya Revolutionary Initiative. ...

ISIS gangs reorganize in rural Iraq

ANF - 2019-08-09 15:04
ISIS gangs lost their last stronghold in March 2019 in the battle led by the SDF. Despite claims that the fight against ISIS is over, the most recent reports paint a different picture. ...

Dana Gas reports first-half profit hike - The National

Thenational - 2019-08-07 17:17

Clash between occupation forces and HRE in Shera, Afrin

ANF - 2019-08-06 16:50
Reports of fierce clashes in three villages of Shera. ...
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