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State Department official's impeachment inquiry testimony pokes holes in GOP defense [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-11-21 17:26

Turkish State Relations with the Terrorist Organization ‘Daesh’

Kurdistantribune - 2019-11-19 07:08
Introduction to document issued by Department of Foreign Relations, Self-Administration of North-East Syria: The policies of Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan and his interventions in the Syrian and Iraqi affairs, raised many questions in the region, ...

AUK students held Halloween party on October 31st

The American University of Kurdistan - 2019-11-14 02:05
Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq –October 31st, 2019 – The American University of Kurdistan’s Student Government in partnership with the United States Department of State’s Micro Scholarship Program held its annual Halloween Party. The students spent weeks ...

The Guardian: DC braces for Erdoğan’s visit 18 months after bodyguards assaulted protesters

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-13 06:37
His bodyguards ran riot in the city as they punched and pushed Kurdish protesters and attacked American security officers Police in Washington DC, the US state department and the Secret Service are girding themselves for the return of Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...

Pompeo Holds Phone Call with Iraqi PM, Deplores Death Toll in Protests

BAS News - 2019-11-12 23:36
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a phone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi and "deplored" the death toll of the demonstrations among the protesters. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement on Tuesday th ...

U.S. Senators urge State Department to sanction Turkey if it is breaking Syria agreement | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-07 17:08

James Jeffrey, U.S. Syria envoy, heads to Turkey amid clashes in Kurdish 'safe zones'

Washington Times - 2019-11-07 06:18
The State Department's special representative to Syria James Jeffrey will travel to Turkey this week to participate in meetings with senior government officials and members of the Syrian opposition as the Turkish-led military offensive in northeast Syria ...

Jeffrey, Satterfield head to Turkey to jazz up relations on eve of Erdogan visit

Seth Frantzman - 2019-11-07 02:32
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN US officials who view Turkey as America’s natural ally are heading a State Department delegation to Ankara that will seek to work closely with Turkey on […] ...

U.S state department opposes measures against Turkey | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-06 09:19

State Department opposes House's sanctions on Turkey, genocide resolution - U.S. - Stripes

Stripes - 2019-11-05 22:27

How the US State Department and officials reacted to the Syria withdrawal: October 6-November 3, 2019

Seth Frantzman - 2019-11-04 07:39
What did US know about Turkey’s Syria invasion plans? By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Almost a month after the momentous phone call that led US President Donald Trump to decide to […] ...

Did US betray Kurdish allies or is the story actually worse, a calculated attempt to replace SDF with Turkey, regardless the costs on the ground

Seth Frantzman - 2019-11-03 22:18
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN The more I read about the “US betrayed Kurds,” I don’t think it’s betrayal; I think it was calculated primarily at the State Department by Pompeo […] ...

State Department rattled by impeachment inquiry revelations | KMTR

Nbc16 - 2019-10-30 03:31

Senators ask State Department to expedite visa for Kurdish commander should he visit US | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-10-26 16:26

U.S. House Democrats subpoena White House budget, State Department officials

Yahoo - 2019-10-25 19:58

Graham, other senators ask Pompeo to expedite visa for Kurdish commander in Syria

FOX News - 2019-10-25 02:41
A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday requested the State Department expedite a visa for the Kurdish commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) so he could travel to the U.S. and speak firsthand to the situation happening on the ground in Syria ...

U.S. senators want quick visa for Kurdish General Mazloum Kobani, amid Syrian Kurdistan crisis

E-Kurd - 2019-10-24 16:30
WASHINGTON,— Republican and Democratic U.S. senators asked the State Department on Wednesday to quickly provide a visa so that the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces could visit the United states to discuss the situation in the country ...

Exclusive: Inside the State Department's Meltdown with the Kurds | The National Interest

Nationalinterest - 2019-10-23 01:03

US official warned Syrian Kurdish leader not to talk to Assad or Russia in heated meeting

The Defense Post - 2019-10-22 22:17
A US State Department official warned Syrian Kurdish leader Ilham Ahmed not to engage with Bashar al-Assad's government or with Russia The post US official warned Syrian Kurdish leader not to talk to Assad or Russia in heated meeting appeared first on Th ...

Sondland will defy State Department order not to testify in impeachment probe, lawyer says

Yahoo - 2019-10-21 15:13

State Department talking points greatly counter Trump’s Syria messaging - Vox

VOX - 2019-10-21 06:38

President Barzani Meets US Department of State Delegation

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-18 02:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 15 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with David Schenker, United States Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. Both sides exchanged views on the latest developments in Iraq, the demonstrations in Baghda ...

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo talked to Iraq's president about Turkey's Syria incursion: statement

Reuters - 2019-10-15 19:21
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Iraqi President Barham Salih to discuss the Turkish military incursion into Syria and the U.S. desire for the offensive to end immediately, according to a State Department summary of the phone call released on Tu ...

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

Huffpost - 2019-10-13 21:09

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

Thehill - 2019-10-13 20:39

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. ...

State Department Distrust of Syrian Kurds Paved the Way for Betrayal :: Middle East Forum

Meforum - 2019-10-12 17:08

U.S. could penalize Turkey if it acts 'inhumanely' against civilians in Syria

Reuters - 2019-10-11 00:29
The United States will take penalizing action against Turkey if it engages in any "inhumane and disproportionate" moves against civilians during its incursion into northeastern Syria, a senior State Department official said on Thursday. ...

U.S. House intelligence panel chairman says State Department withholding messages

Yahoo - 2019-10-10 00:00

Turkish President Erdogan says Syria offensive has started

CBS News - 2019-10-09 16:55
Turkey's president announced Wednesday its invasion of northern Syria has started, as Kurdish forces move to defend the border. CBS News State Department and foreign affairs reporter Christina Ruffini has more. ...

U.S. House panel chief: State Department withholding key witness' messages

Yahoo - 2019-10-09 01:02

U.S. expects Turkey to take over IS fighters if Kurdish militia forced to withdraw: official

Reuters - 2019-10-07 20:17
The United States expects Turkey to take responsibility of captive Islamic State fighters, a senior State Department official said on Monday, if Ankara's planned incursion into northeast Syria seizes areas where the detained militants are held. ...

Pompeo says State Department has given initial response to Congress

Yahoo - 2019-10-06 08:29

US State Department denies evacuation of staff from its embassy in Baghdad

Kurdiu - 2019-10-03 20:22

Should we trust Turkey on a Syria safe zone? History suggests no

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute It’s a trick for which the State Department constantly falls: Adversaries feign grievance in order to win concessions. It is also a strategy Turkey has mastered. Rather than be held to account for its support ...

U.S. concerned over Turkey’s removal of Kurdish mayors

E-Kurd - 2019-08-22 16:46
WASHINGTON,— The US State Department on Wednesday called the removal of three democratically elected mayors from the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey “obviously concerning.” U.S. Department of State spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said durin ...

US statement on trustees: We are concerned

ANF - 2019-08-22 10:05
US State Department Spokesperson, Morgan Ortagus, criticized Turkey for suspend Kurdish mayors of Diyarbakir, Van, and Mardin. ...

US and Turkey defence chiefs discuss Syria 'security mechanism' Meanwhile, State Department spokeswoman expresses concern about Ankara’s removal of three elected mayors in Kurdish areas August 22, 2019

The National AE - 2019-08-22 07:14

State Department's overly broad travel warnings undermine US mission | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-08-15 08:28

Islamic State is ‘resurging’ in Syria as U.S. withdraws troops, watchdog says

E-Kurd - 2019-08-07 17:49
BEIRUT,— The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group is “resurging” in Syria even as the United States withdrew troops, and is solidifying its insurgent capabilities in neighboring Iraq, a Defense Department watchdog said Tuesday. The Islamic jihadists — who s ...

Turkey criticizes State Department over description of Pompeo meeting - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2019-07-25 23:14

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 renews some Iran nuclear waivers, targets uranium enrichment

Rûdaw - 2019-05-04 10:16
‘Iran must stop all proliferation-sensitive activities:’ US State Department ...

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

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