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IS attack kills 12 US-backed fighters in east Syria: monitor

The Kurdish Project - 2018-11-09 04:18
An SDF spokesman, however, denied any members of his Kurdish-led alliance had been killed. The post IS attack kills 12 US-backed fighters in east Syria: monitor appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

US and Turkish forces started joint patrols in Manbij region

Waar Media - 2018-11-01 20:32
Joint Turkish-US military patrol in Rojava, Manbij WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish and US forces started joint patrols in the Manbij region of Rojava (northern Syria) on Thursday, Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said. Earlier, Sharfan Darwish, spokesman for th ...

Iraq to Ask for US Waiver of Sanctions over Trade with Iran

BAS News - 2018-10-23 15:45
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is planning to officially ask the US to exempt Baghdad from sanctions over continued economic ties with the neighboring Iran, Iraqi Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Mahjoub told Sputnik. "Iraq may ask Washington to completely ...

Kremlin: Putin to meet with John Bolton on October 23

Waar Media - 2018-10-23 11:20
Russian President Vladimir Putin and US National Security Advisor John Bolton WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Tuesday with US National Security Advisor John Bolton to hear clarifications on many topics, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry ...

Russian security chief, John Bolton start talks in Moscow

Waar Media - 2018-10-22 12:01
US National Security Adviser John Bolton WAAR-DUHOK: Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev started talks on Monday in Moscow with US National Security Adviser John Bolton, Patrushev’s Spokesman Yevgeny Anoshin said. “A meeting between Niko ...

Syrian Kurdish forces say they hold 900 foreign Islamic State fighters

E-Kurd - 2018-10-12 10:59
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish forces of Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) battling the Islamic State group hold around 900 of the organisation’s foreign jihadists, a spokesman said on Thursday, a sharp increase from a previous figure. In lengthy battles a ...

At Least Seven IS Insurgents Captured in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-10-02 18:47
ERBIL - At least seven members of the Islamic State (IS) were captured in Mosul, one of whom admitted to the assassination of security forces, the Iraqi interior ministry’s spokesman said. "Karama security forces, acting upon intelligence reports, arrest ...

Iran Says No Request to Meet with Trump was Made

BAS News - 2018-09-25 14:39
ERBIL — Iran said on Tuesday that it had not made any requests for meeting up with the US President Donald Trump. Spokesman for Iran’s mission to the United Nations, Alireza Miryousefi, told Reuters that the reports claiming that Iran had requested a mee ...

Volvo Stops Operation in Iran

BAS News - 2018-09-24 14:21
ERBIL — Swedish truckmaker AB Volvo announced on Monday that it has halted its truck assembly operation in Iran as the result of the US-imposed sanctions against Tehran. Volvo spokesman Fredrik Ivarsson said that the trucks group could no longer get paid ...

Kremlin: Putin to meet Erdogan in Sochi on September 17

Waar Media - 2018-09-14 14:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has admitted that the next meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will take place in Sochi on September 17. “Yes, this meeting is possible and it is being pr ...

Iraqi Court Sentences Three People to Death over Alleged links with IS

BAS News - 2018-08-29 22:50
ERBIL - An Iraqi court has sentenced three people to death over the links with the Islamic State (IS) and involvement in terrorist activities in the province of Anbar. Abdul-Sattar al-Bayraqdar, the spokesman for Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council, was quot ...

Swedish Gripen fighter jet crashes after bird strike near Ronneby

Waar Media - 2018-08-21 20:22
WAAR-DUHOK: A Swedish Gripen jet fighter crashed after colliding with a bird in southern Sweden on Tuesday, August 21, authorities said, adding the pilot ejected safely. “It was a bird collision and the pilot had to eject,” Johan Lundgren, a spokesman at ...

U.S. Colonel: U.S. troops to stay in Iraq ‘as long as needed’

Waar Media - 2018-08-20 12:20
WAAR-DUHOK: The US will keep its troops in Iraq “as long as [it] thinks they’re needed,” Colonel Sean Ryan, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, said. “The main reason, after Islamic State ISIS is defeated militarily, ...

US Forces to Stay in Iraq As Long As Necessary

BAS News - 2018-08-19 22:44
ERBIL - The US armed forces will not leave Iraq as long as the country needs that, said the US-led coalition on Sunday. "We’ll keep troops there as long as we think they’re needed," Anadolu Agency quoted army Colonel Sean Ryan, a spokesman for the coalit ...

Iraq condemns Turkish airstrikes on Sinjar, denies coordination

E-Kurd - 2018-08-17 20:41
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday denounced Turkish airstrikes on the Yazidi district of Sinjar (Shingal) in northwest Iraq, which killed the commander of PKK forces in the area. The ministry’s spokesman, Ahmed Mahjoub, denied any coo ...

Kremlin condemns new US sanctions

Waar Media - 2018-08-09 16:09
WAAR-DUHK: It is too early to speak of Moscow’s retaliatory measures against the new US sanctions, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists. “We heard the official statements [of the US] about the so-called new sanctions and we heard some high-pr ...

Syrian Kurdish forces reject HRW report on recruiting child soldiers

E-Kurd - 2018-08-07 20:39
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The spokesman of the Kurdish People’s Defence Units (YPG) in Syrian Kurdistan on Monday strongly refuted HRW’s claims that YPG has been recruiting children, stressing that YPG stands against child recruitment. Human Rights Wa ...

Russia, Iran, Turkey to be held meeting on Syria in Sochi on July 30-31

Waar Media - 2018-07-27 12:06
WAAR-DUHOK: The tenth meeting of the deputy foreign ministers of the countries acting as guarantors of the Astana process (Russia, Iran and Turkey) on the settlement in Syria will be held in Sochi on July 30-31, Russian Foreign Ministry Deputy Spokesman ...

Ghasemi: If Trump wants to talk, he’ll have to call

Waar Media - 2018-07-24 23:48
WAAR-DUHOK: A week after US president says ‘at a certain point (Iran’s) going to call me and say “let’s make a deal,’” FM spokesman Barham Ghasemi appears to make overtures, saying ‘maybe someday he will call Tehran and ask for negotiations—this is more ...

Blast hits Kabul airport on return of exiled Afghan vice president

Waar Media - 2018-07-22 19:01
WAAR-DUHOK: An explosion occurred near the airport in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, shortly after Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum left the area following his arrival home from more than a year in exile in Turkey. Kabul police spokesman Hashmat S ...

Mosul: Iraqi Troops Kill 20 IS Insurgents

BAS News - 2018-07-11 16:26
ERBIL - At least 20 Islamic State (IS) insurgents were killed in a military operation conducted by the Iraqi forces on Wednesday in northwest of Mosul. Brig. Gen. Mohamed al-Jabouri, the spokesman for Nineveh Operations Command, told BasNews that among t ...

Putin to receive Netanyahu on July 11 in Moscow

Waar Media - 2018-07-04 14:45
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kremlin has confirmed preparations are underway for a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow next week. “Meeting with Netanyahu is planned,” Russian Presidential Spokesman ...

Putin, Trump may have one-on-one talk at start of Helsinki summit

Waar Media - 2018-07-03 15:42
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump may have a one-on-one talk at the beginning of their summit in Helsinki on July 16, if there is preliminary agreement, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. Reply ...

Kremlin: Preparations for Putin-Trump summit underway

Waar Media - 2018-06-29 14:52
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian and US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will discuss a number of complex issues during their meeting in Helsinki on July 16, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. According to the Kremlin spokesman, thorough pre ...

Iraq Sentences Six People to Death over Acts of Terror

BAS News - 2018-06-28 00:54
ERBIL — Iraqi judicial authorities issued death penalties for six people convicted of terror acts as members of the Islamic State (IS). Supreme Judicial Council spokesman Abdul Sattar Bayraqdar said that the convicts were responsible for an attack which ...

Iraqi Kurdistan not to allow hostile action against Iran from its soil

E-Kurd - 2018-06-18 22:08
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) spokesman, Safeen Dizayee said on Sunday that Erbil will not allow hostile action to originate from the region’s soil against Iran. His remarks came in response to the rec ...

Kremlin: Donald Trump welcome guest at FIFA World Cup

Waar Media - 2018-06-13 13:18
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump and leaders of other states will be welcome guests at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday. “Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would be glad to see all gues ...

Iran informs UN it’s starting process to increase uranium enrichment

Waar Media - 2018-06-05 16:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran has told the UN nuclear watchdog that it will increase its nuclear enrichment capacity within the limits set by the 2015 agreement with world powers. Behrouz Kamalvandi, the spokesman for Iran’s nuclear agency, was quoted by state TV on ...

Kremlin invites North Korea’s Kim to Russia

Waar Media - 2018-06-04 20:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit the country, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. Peskov said Kim may visit Russia as part of an economic forum held in the far eastern city of Vladivostok in September. T ...

IRAN SECURITY FORCES TO CONFRONT UNREST THAT SERVES U.S.

Roji Kurd - 2018-05-28 00:05
Iranian security forces will “resolutely confront” unrest that could be exploited by the United States and other enemies, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday, after a wave of protests over mostly economic issues across Iran. Roji Kurd: “Judicial and sec ...

Israeli Military Confirms It Struck Hamas Targets in Gaza

Roji Kurd - 2018-05-27 00:05
Spokesman says aircraft attacked a military compound in response to earlier crossing of four Palestinians into Israel Roji Kurd: The Israeli air force struck Hamas targets near Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip Saturday night, the military confirmed. The m ...

The Latest: Turkish, US officials talk Syrian Kurdish town

FOX News - 2018-05-25 13:15
The Latest on the situation in Syria (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Turkey's Foreign Ministry spokesman says Turkish and American officials are meeting in the Turkish capital of Ankara for talks on the strategic northern Syrian town of Manbij that has driv ...

Spokesperson: Iran Will Stay in Syria Unless Wanted to Leave by Asad

BAS News - 2018-05-21 15:40
ERBIL - Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi reaffirmed that his country's military advisers would stay in Syrai's Damascus unless they are asked by the country's regime to withdraw from it fight against terrorism, said a report. "No one can ...

Iraq Sentences Another Two Men to Death for IS Links

BAS News - 2018-05-21 13:24
ERBIL — An Iraqi court has sentenced another two men to death by hanging after trials found them guilty of Islamic State (IS) membership. Abdul-Sattar al-Birqdar, the spokesman for the Supreme Judicial Council, told Alghad Press on Monday that the Wasit ...

Kazakh Foreign Ministry: US will not take part in Astana talks on Syria

Waar Media - 2018-05-14 11:34
WAAR-DUHOK: US representatives will not take part in the international meeting in Astana on the settlement in Syria, Kazakh Foreign Ministry Spokesman Anuar Zhainakov told reporters on Monday. “The US delegation has refrained from taking part in the curr ...

Turkey Warns of New Conflict as US Withdraws from Iran Nuke Deal

BAS News - 2018-05-08 22:34
ERBIL — Turkey on Tuesday warned of further instability and new conflicts in the region after Washington announced its pullout from the nuclear deal between Iran and Western powers. A spokesman for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in a tweet that th ...

Arab League backs Morocco for cutting off ties with Iran

Waar Media - 2018-05-03 21:58
WAAR-DUHOK: The Arab League says it supports Morocco’s decision to sever ties with Iran over its alleged support for the Polisario Front in the disputed Western Sahara. Tehran has denied supporting the pro-independence group. The spokesman for the Arab L ...

Kurdistan 24: US promoting cooperation between Peshmerga and Iraqi forces

Justice for Kurds - 2018-04-25 17:39
WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – Col. Ryan Dillon, Spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force—Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), the anti-ISIS Coalition, affirmed on Tuesday US support for cooperation between the Peshmerga and Iraqi Security Forces (ISF). ...

Kremlin: Putin, Macron discuss situation in Syria

Waar Media - 2018-04-13 20:39
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have held a telephone call on Friday, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. When asked if the two leaders had discussed the situation in Syria, he said: “ye ...

World leaders congratulate Putin on winning re-election

Waar Media - 2018-03-19 20:30
WAAR-DUHOK: Vladimir Putin’s re-election has elicited decidedly mixed feelings throughout Germany, including at the highest levels of political power. In the government’s Monday press conference, spokesman Steffen Seibert said that German Chancellor Ange ...

British scientist Stephen Hawking dead at age 76

Waar Media - 2018-03-14 09:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe, has died at age 76, a family spokesman said Wednesday “We are deeply saddened that our beloved ...
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