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Treasury Department bureaucrats risk jumpstarting Islamic State resurgence | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-07-18 17:21

Christian Duhok couple presented with International Religious Freedom Award

Rûdaw - 2019-07-18 12:33
US State Department praised the Wardas for efforts to advance human rights in Iraq ...

State Department bureaucratic bloat undercuts Syria and Islamic State strategies

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-07-18 06:44

US State Department congratulates Nechirvan Barzani on presidenc

Rûdaw - 2019-07-14 22:56

Pentagon, State Department repeat warnings to Turkey, as S-400 slated to arrive next week

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-12 15:28

VOA 60 World- The U.S. State Department has approved a request by Taiwan to purchase an estimated $2.2 billion worth of military equipment

Dengî Amerîka - 2019-07-09 23:48

OPINION: The U.S. State Department tacitly approves of global terror - Indiana Daily Student

Idsnews - 2019-07-09 02:16

State Department Report Documents Religious Freedom Violations - Ethics Daily

Ethicsdaily - 2019-06-26 08:47

Deputy Minister of Peshmerga received Director of Foreign Missions Office from the U.S. Department of State in Iraq

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-21 00:32
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 17, 2019, Sarbast Lazgin (Deputy Minister of Peshmerga), Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawar (Peshmerga Sec-General), Lieutenant General Jamal Mohammad (Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff) and Brigadier General Hazhar Omar ( ...

US continues talks with Turkey on buffer zone in northeast Syria — Department of State - World - TASS

TASS - 2019-06-19 06:33

US State Department ranks most dangerous European countries for travel - Business Insider Deutschland

Businessinsider - 2019-06-15 16:41

U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism to travel to Turkey

ANF - 2019-06-13 10:34
U.S. Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the State Department’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism, will travel to Ankara, Turkey during the week of June 10th. ...

State Department warns Americans not to travel to these 29 countries - Business Insider Deutschland

Businessinsider - 2019-06-13 08:49

U.S. embassies continue to fly pride flags against State Department requests, and we're cheering them on

Yahoo - 2019-06-13 03:00

US State Department’s top Middle East official confirmed by US Senate

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-06 10:13

State Department 'actively monitoring' mysterious vacation deaths in Dominican Republic [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-06-06 09:41

US Confident Iraqi Kurdistans Barzani To Remain Close Security Partner - State Department - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-05-29 19:06

US State Department welcomes Nechirvan Barzani as KRG President, says Iran must stop support for terrorism

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-29 08:24

US State Department congratulates Nechirvan Barzani on presidency

Rûdaw - 2019-05-29 00:27
"We are confident that he will remain a close partner ...

KRG refutes US State Department’s human rights report

Rûdaw - 2019-05-21 21:41

ExxonMobil Evacuates Foreign Employees out of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-18 14:06
ERBIL — US giant oil company, ExxonMobil, has evacuated its foreign employees from West Qurna 1 oilfield in Iraq’s southern province of Basra, three sources told Reuters on Saturday. The evacuation comes after US State Department ordered its “non-emergen ...

Coalition to Resume Training Peshmerga Next Week: Ministry

BAS News - 2019-05-17 01:22
ERBIL - The US-led International Coalition will resume its military training to the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces next week, said the Ministry of Peshmerga on Thursday in a statement. Following a security alert by the US Department of State on Wedn ...

U.S. orders ‘non-emergency’ government employees to leave Iraq

Waar Media - 2019-05-15 15:27
WAAR_DUHOK The State Department on Wednesday ordered all “non-emergency U.S. government employees” to leave Iraq amid soaring tensions with Iran, which backs proxy forces there. It said in a statement that the announcement affects both the U.S. Embassy i ...

U.S. orders some government employees to leave Iraq, Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-15 14:59
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The U.S. State Department on Wednesday ordered the departure of “non-emergency government employees” from Iraq, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said in a statement. Referring to the embassy and the U.S. consulate in Ir ...

US Orders Non-Emergency Employees to Depart Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-15 10:50
ERBIL — The US State Department has ordered the departure of non-essential employees from both the embassy in Baghdad and consulate in general in Erbil. The US embassy in Baghdad said in a statement on Wednesday that also visa services at both posts will ...

Barzani Receives State Department Delegation in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-05-09 17:03
ERBIL — Former President of Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani received on Thursday a delegation from the US State Department in Erbil. Barzani and Acting Assistant Secretary David Satterfield reviewed the latest security and political developments in the r ...

US Concerned with Russia, Syrian Regime's Airstrikes in Syria

BAS News - 2019-05-01 22:51
ERBIL - The US State Department has been concerned with the air raids conducted by Russia and the Syrian regime in the city of Idlib and northern Hama. "The air strikes of Russia and the Assad regime, the ongoing attacks by Hyat Tahrir al-Sham and other ...

Turkish source says Pompeo heard recording of Khashoggi murder, State Department denies - ABC News

GO - 2019-04-23 12:37

Twelve Activists Still in Detention at Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-12 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): The fate of Twelve Kurdish environmental activists and members of the Kurdistan branch of the National Unity Party, detained by the State Intelligence Bureau and the Intelligence Department of the Iranian Revolutiona ...

Jamal Khashoggi murder: US State Department bans 16 Saudi nationals from entering country over journalist's death | The Independent

Independent - 2019-04-10 06:26

Turkish FM Criticizes US Statement of Meeting with Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-04-05 00:55
ERBIL - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has strongly criticized the US State Department’s readout of his meeting with his US counterpart Mike Pompeo, stating that part of the statement does not reflect the truth. Ties between the two NATO allie ...

U.S. government had nothing to do with raid at North Korea's Madrid embassy: State Department

Yahoo - 2019-03-26 21:20

In annual report, US Department of State paints bleak picture of Nepal’s human rights #AsiaNewsNetwork | Eleven Media Group Co., Ltd

Elevenmyanmar - 2019-03-17 23:39

US State Department says Turkey killed civilians during Afrin capture

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-14 18:31

WATCH: State Department highlights Khashoggi killing in human rights report | PBS NewsHour

PBS - 2019-03-14 18:04

State Department publishes 2018 Cyprus Report on Human Rights Practices –

In Cyprus - 2019-03-14 18:04

Iraq, Kurdistan officials effectively act with impunity when violating human rights: U.S.

E-Kurd - 2019-03-14 17:43
WASHINGTON,— The U.S. State Department released its 2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on Wednesday and highlighted numerous human rights violations committed by the Government of Iraq, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), and non-state g ...

Help wanted at the US State Department | KGAN

Cbs2iowa - 2019-03-13 06:48

State Department issues warning to spring break travelers to Mexico | KGAN

Cbs2iowa - 2019-03-09 20:56

Pompeo Thanks Barzani for Helping Erbil-Baghdad Relations

BAS News - 2019-03-07 09:55
ERBIL — US State Department emphasized that State Secretary Mike Pompeo had appreciated Masoud Barzani’s engagement in improving the relations between Erbil and Baghdad. “The Secretary expressed appreciation for Barzani’s continued engagement as leader o ...

U.S. has warned Turkey over purchase of Russian air defense system: State Department

Yahoo - 2019-03-06 10:26

State Department issues travel warning for Bahamas, urges ‘increased caution’

Nypost - 2019-03-02 17:54

US refuses to remove terror designation from Kurdish Workers Party: State Department | Indiablooms - First Portal on Digital News Management

Indiablooms - 2019-03-02 06:54

US Denies Over 37,000 Visas Due to Travel Ban: Data

Waar Media - 2019-02-27 10:29
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. State Department denied more than 37,000 visa applications in 2018 due to President Donald Trump’s travel ban, according to data released Tuesday. The number of denials was up sharply from less than 1,000 cases the previous year due t ...

TASS: World - US continues talks with Turkey on buffer zone in northeast Syria — Department of State

TASS - 2019-02-20 06:16

US Sending New Aid Package After ‘Guaido’s Request’

Waar Media - 2019-02-16 10:16
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. administration on Friday announced a new humanitarian aid delivery to Venezuela at the request of opposition leader and self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido. In a statement, Deputy Spokesman for the U.S. Department of State, Robert P ...

US issues warning for Turkey: Reconsider travel plans!

ANF - 2019-02-15 12:47
The US Department of State updated the travel warning for Turkey and urged US citizens to reconsider their travel plans to the country. ...

Norwalk Reflector: Islamic State claims Syria bombing that killed 2 US troops, 2 workers for Defense Department

Norwalkreflector - 2019-02-12 17:11

Acting US Defense Secretary Arrives in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-02-12 09:47
ERBIL — Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday morning for an unannounced trip. Shanahan, according to State Department, will talk about Iraq’s sovereignty and the future of US forces in the country, Reuters reported. ...

Pompeo provided U.S. Congress with updates on Khashoggi killing: State Department

Yahoo - 2019-02-10 19:37

Kurdish forces in Syria should not be attacked, U.S. State Department | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-02-08 13:03

Foreign Ministers to Meet in Washington to Discuss IS

BAS News - 2019-01-30 10:58
ERBIL — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will host counterparts from all member states of the international coalition battling the Islamic State. The 79 ministers will meet in Washington next week on 6 February, State Department confirmed. The diplomats ...

Foreign ministers of anti-Daesh coalition to meet in US

Waar Media - 2019-01-30 09:12
WAAR_DUHOK The foreign ministers of the global coalition fighting the Daesh terror organization will meet in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 6, the U.S. State Department said Tuesday. “The full 79-member Coalition will meet for in-depth discussions on the impen ...

Has the State Department Been Stripped of Its Swagger? | The National Interest

Nationalinterest - 2019-01-28 09:10

U.S. State Department clears $3.5 billion sale of Patriot missiles to Turkey | Reuters

Reuters - 2019-01-27 21:02

US State Department Clears $3.5B Sale of Patriot Missiles to Turkey

Voanews - 2019-01-26 19:09

Kurdistan Counter-Terrorism Forces Capture Two IS Members in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-01-17 21:33
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region counter-terrorism forces announced on Thursday evening the capture of a couple of Islamic State (IS) members in the Kurdistan Region's capital city of Erbil. According to a statement by the counter-terror department, the two were ...

State Department rejects calls to expel Saudi ambassador to US over his brother's role in Khashoggi murder

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-01-16 02:23

State Department stands by controversial Pompeo aide Mary Kissel: She is proud to serve Trump

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-01-14 22:07

Trump ignores State Department warning, congratulates Turkey's Erdogan after contentious poll win | The Japan Times

Japantimes - 2019-01-14 20:03

State Department approves $3.5B Patriot missile sales to Turkey amid tensions | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-01-14 02:40

State Department says U.S. is evaluating Turkish materials on Fethullah Gulen - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2019-01-14 01:50

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo Interview With Margaret Brennan of CBS's Face the Nation | STL.News

- 2019-01-13 22:04

Pompeo Congratulates Masrour Barzani on Nomination for Kurdistan Premiership

BAS News - 2019-01-09 23:48
ERBIL — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo congratulated Masrour Barzani on his nomination as the next Kurdistan Region Prime Minister, according to a readout by the State Department. The two official met on Wednesday during an unannounced visit by Pompeo ...

U.S. ambassador visits detained American in Russia: State Department

Yahoo - 2019-01-08 15:35

Kurdish Village in Kirkuk Evacuated for IS Threat

BAS News - 2019-01-07 13:23
ERBIL — The Kurdish population of a village in Kirkuk province have been displaced as the Islamic State (IS) jihadists in the region regularly threaten to attack, a security source confirmed. According to former head of security department in Dubiz, Abdu ...

Jeffrey to replace McGurk in international coalition

Waar Media - 2019-01-05 16:41
United States State Department said on Friday; that US Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Franklin Jeffrey; will also serve as the US envoy to the international coalition against ISIS. “In addition to his work as US Special Representative ...

UK Donates £5 million to Clear IS Explosives in Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-01-05 13:33
ERBIL — UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) announced on Saturday another £5 million contribution to the mine clearance efforts in Iraq, including Sinjar, in the post-Islamic State (IS) era. “The Department for International Development ...

Iraq Not on Pompeo’s Destination List in Middle East Tour

BAS News - 2019-01-05 10:46
ERBIL — US State Department announced on Friday that State Secretary Mike Pompeo will begin his Middle East trip next week where he will meet with several leaders to discuss regional affairs. However, according to an official statement by the State Depar ...

US Appoints New Presidential Envoy to Anti-IS Coalition

BAS News - 2019-01-05 09:22
ERBIL — The State Department on Friday appointed Ambassador James Jeffrey as the US special presidential envoy to the global coalition to defeat the Islamic State (IS). Jeffrey will also remain in his current position as the Special Representative for Sy ...

US Says No Timeline for Syria Withdrawal

BAS News - 2019-01-04 23:37
ERBIL — The United States has no specific timeline for pulling its troops out of Syria, said a State Department official. “We have no timeline for our military forces to withdraw from Syria,” Reuters quoted the official who had asked to remain unnamed. “ ...

McGurk farewells civilian and military colleagues

Waar Media - 2019-01-01 18:16
Brett McGurk the US special presidential envoy to global coalition against ISIS announced on his official twitter on December 31, 2018 “Today was my last day at the State Department.” “I wish my former civilian and military colleagues well as they work u ...

U.S. State Department says special envoy McGurk resigns

Yahoo - 2018-12-23 19:59

US state department approves sale of Patriot missiles to Turkey

Uniindia - 2018-12-20 10:47

State Department Freezes $200 Million Promised For Syria Fund : NPR

NPR - 2018-12-20 03:53

State Department Press Briefing - December 11, 2018 [video + transcript] - Conservative Daily News

Conservativedailynews - 2018-12-12 06:38

US Designates IS Leader's Aide as "Global Terrorist", Admits Group's Re-emergence

BAS News - 2018-11-20 21:37
ERBIL - The US Department of State designated an aide to the leader of the Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as a "global terrorist" on Tuesday. Hajji 'Abd al-Nasr, according to a statement by the department, has held several leadership positions i ...

First Bike Marathon in Kurdistan Opens Registration

BAS News - 2018-11-19 15:24
ERBIL — The first-ever bike marathon will be held in Kurdistan Region’s capital on 30 November. The event is organized by IOM Iraq, with support from the US State Department, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), Kurdistan 24 and the Kurdi ...

Jamal Khashoggi: US 'yet to conclude' who was behind the murder

BBC - 2018-11-18 00:30
The State Department counters reports the CIA believes the Saudi crown prince ordered the murder. ...

The State Department shouldn’t target Kurds to appease Turkey

Washingtonexaminer - 2018-11-15 12:25

US State Department offers reward for information on key PKK leaders

Gulan Media - 2018-11-06 23:33

US Late in Setting Bounties on PKK Leaders: Turkey

BAS News - 2018-11-06 22:48
ERBIL - Turkey said on Tuesday that the US Department of State's announcement of rewards for information on three senior leaders of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is a "late decision", state media said. "We will take this cautiously, it is a late dec ...

Iraq Granted Exemption to Iran Sanctions: Report

BAS News - 2018-11-06 22:25
ERBIL - A special representative for Iran at the US State Department said on Tuesday that Iraq can continue having access to the energy it needs from the neighboring country so that Baghdad will be able to manage its power supply. Brian Hook said that "I ...

US Offers Cash Rewards for Information on Three PKK Leaders

BAS News - 2018-11-06 18:44
ERBIL - The US Department of State announced on Tuesday that if offers cash rewards in exchange for information on three Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) senior leaders, among whom is one of the party's co-founders, Murat Karayılan. "The U.S. values its co ...

U.S. Department of State offers rewards for information on three top PKK figures | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2018-11-06 18:38

State Department targets senior PKK members | News |

Ekathimerini - 2018-11-06 18:38

Washington Concerned over Turkish Strikes in Rojava

BAS News - 2018-11-01 10:30
ERBIL — The recent Turkish bombardments of areas in northwest of Syria, which are under the control of Kurds, “are of great concern” to the United States, said State Department Deputy Speaker Robert Palladino. “Unilateral military strikes into northwest ...

Department of State's Foreign Service Institute (FSI),the School of Language Studies (SLS) at FSI. - International Center for Language Studies - Arlington, VA

Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2018-10-30 03:04
Albanian, Amharic, Arabic (all dialects), Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Brazilian & Continental Portuguese, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese (Mandarin), Danish,...From International Center for Language Studies - Sun, 28 Oct 2018 10:50:41 GMT - View all A ...

US announces ‘penalties’ against Saudi officials following Jamal Khashoggi death

Waar Media - 2018-10-24 01:26
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters during a news briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2018 WAAR-DUHOK: The United States has identified some Saudi officials responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal ...

US State Department deputy meets PM Barzani in Erbil

Rûdaw - 2018-10-16 07:15
Sullivan met with top Iraqi officials on Sunday during his three-day visit ...

U.S. diplomat arrives in Iraq for talks with newly elected Iraqi and Kurdish leaders

E-Kurd - 2018-10-15 19:54
WASHINGTON,— US State Department number two John Sullivan arrives on Sunday in Iraq to meet with the country’s new leaders, the highest level administration official to do so since their election. Sullivan will visit Baghdad and Erbil, the capital of the ...

US to Sell Five Armed Bell 407GX Helicopters to Iraq

BAS News - 2018-10-05 19:46
ERBIL - The US State Department has approved to sell five armed Bell 407GX light attack helicopters to the Iraqi security forces as part of the country's fight against the Islamic State (IS), the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement. T ...

U.S. encourages quick formation of new Iraq’s Kurdistan government

E-Kurd - 2018-10-04 14:31
WASHINGTON,— The United States encouraged the quick formation of a new Kurdish government, after Iraq’s Kurdistan region held a parliamentary election on September 30, 2018. Spokesperson of the US State Department Heather Nauert said in a press conferenc ...

US encourages quick formation of Kurdistan government after parliamentary election

Waar Media - 2018-10-03 14:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Heather Nauert, the spokesperson for US State Department, said during a news briefing on Tuesday that Washington congratulates the people of Kurdistan Region on their participation in the election on 30 September. She pointed out that Washing ...

Iraq Concerned over US Decision to Close Down Consulate in Basra

BAS News - 2018-09-29 09:43
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has expressed concern over a decision by US State Department to close down its consulate office in Basra. “We are concerned over US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision to close down the consulate in Basra and relocating ...

US Consulate in Basra to Close for Security Purposes: Report

BAS News - 2018-09-28 22:38
ERBIL - The US State Department is scheduled to close down the country's consulate in the Iraqi southern province of Basra amid the violent protests, Sputnik cited the Wall Street Journal on Friday evening. Thousands of people in the oil-rich city have b ...

IS Calls to Sympathizers to Use Whatever Weapons for Terror Attacks: US

BAS News - 2018-09-20 13:45
ERBIL — The US has revealed that the Islamic State is calling on its followers to use whatever arms available, including chemical weapons, to carry out terrorist attacks. The State Department said in a report on Wednesday that the terrorist group used ru ...

State Department official backs Macedonian referendum

Gulan Media - 2018-09-14 00:13

Nauert: Iran is rolling a “Bad Actor” in Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-09-12 13:18
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States Department of state said the Iranian rocket attack on the Kurdistan Region was an effort to destabilize Iraq and the region, describing Tehran as a “bad actor.” Iranian military units launched a barrage of missiles that hit ...

US Issues Security Alert to Americans Traveling to Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-09 10:56
ERBIL — The US State Department has issued a new security alert at the wake of recent deadly protests in Iraq’s southern province of Basra, as well as ahead of the Shi’ite Muslim’s mourning month of Muharram. “The United States Mission in Iraq is restric ...
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