Breaking News from Kurdistan, Europe and Middle East

Latest news

Syria

IS Extremists Execute Ten Civilians in Syria: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-10-14 23:54
ERBIL - The extremist members of the Islamic State (IS) have executed ten civilians in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said on Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the innocent ordinary individuals have been held in the militant gr ...

IS Militants' Attack Encountered by Iraqi Forces on Border with Syria

BAS News - 2018-10-14 22:46
ERBIL - The Iraqi border guards were able to repel an attack by the extremist group of Islamic State (IS) militants in the border areas with the neighboring country of Syria. The insurgents had seized the bad weather condition as an opportunity to carry ...

Russia Says US Supporting Kurdish “Quasi-state” in Syria

BAS News - 2018-10-13 10:15
ERBIL — Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has accused the US of supporting the Syrian Kurds in permanently dividing Syria. In an interview with the French service of Russia's state-run RT channel, Lavrov said that Washington is supporting the establishment ...

Freed pastor Brunson leaves Turkey, due in U.S. Saturday

Reuters - 2018-10-13 07:22
A U.S. pastor was flown out of Turkey on Friday after a court freed him from two years of detention, in a step that could improve U.S.-Turkish ties strained by disputes over Syria, Iran and Ankara's planned purchase of Russian military equipment. ...

Lavrov: US plans to establish United Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2018-10-13 00:55
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey interviewed by RT France, Paris Match and Le Figaro, on October 12, 2018, in Moscow. WAAR-DUHOK: The United States is up to plunge into a dangerous game in Syria with an idea of unified Kurdistan, Russia’s Foreign Ministe ...

U.S. pastor Brunson leaves Turkey after court frees him

Reuters - 2018-10-12 23:38
A U.S. evangelical Christian pastor left Turkey on Friday after a Turkish court freed him from two years of detention, in a step that could improve ties between the two countries which are strained by differences over Syria, Iran and Ankara's planned purc ...

Iraq Boosts Military Presence on Border with Syria

BAS News - 2018-10-12 15:20
ERBIL — The Iraqi army has taken every measure possible to strengthen its control over the border strip with Syria so as to block the infiltration path of escaping Islamic State (IS) insurgents, the Iraqi security forces said. "Presence [of the Iraqi for ...

Pompeo: US will not support any Syria’s future platform without Kurds

Waar Media - 2018-10-12 13:45
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a speech delivered to the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA). WAAR-DUHOK: Syria’s Kurds “have been great partners,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday evening in Washington DC, ...

YPG announces arrest of 3 ISIS foreign fighters in northern Syria

The Defense Post - 2018-10-12 01:46
The YPG announced the arrest of three men it said were foreign fighters with ISIS, including Canadian recruiter Muhammad Ali, a German man and a Turkish national The post YPG announces arrest of 3 ISIS foreign fighters in northern Syria appeared first on ...

Syria: Large Mass Grave of IS Victims Discovered

BAS News - 2018-10-11 00:18
ERBIL - The bodies of over 1,400 people, killed by the Islamic State (IS) insurgents in the past few years, have been discovered in a mass grave in Raqa city in Syria. "The biggest mass grave with 1,400 bodies has been found in Panaroma area in Raqqa. Da ...

Demilitarized zone around Syria's Idlib set up, Turkey says

Reuters - 2018-10-10 17:40
Turkey's defense ministry said on Wednesday the demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib has been formed and heavy weapons have been withdrawn, following an agreement by Russian and Turkish leaders in Sochi last month. ...

Bashar al-Assad offers general amnesty to army deserters

Waar Media - 2018-10-09 16:57
President Bashar al-Assad of Syria during an interview with a Russian newspaper. WAAR-DUHOK: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has granted a general amnesty for men who deserted the army or have avoided military service. A decree published by state media ...

The Need for a Grand Plan in Gaza

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-10-09 16:14
Over the past few weeks, media attention in Israel was mainly focused on developments on the northern front, such as threats from Iran, Hezbollah, Syria—and the potential limits posed by Russia on the Israeli air force's maneuvering space above Syria. Wi ...

US Diplomat Warns of PUK Under Influence of Iran

BAS News - 2018-10-09 12:01
ERBIL — The United States Special Representative for Syria Engagement, James Jeffrey, has warned of the growing influence of Iran on the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), saying that the development is “a big and new fact”. During a conference where Je ...

Iran Lobs Ballistic Missiles at Iraq and Syria

WarIsBoring - 2018-10-08 17:45
On Sept. 8 and Oct. 1, 2018, Iran launched major missile strikes targeting its adversaries in both Iraqi Kurdistan and Syria in the most significant series of missile strikes the country has undertaken in almost two decades. The October strike targeted Is ...

115 People Killed in Syria's al-Suwayda in September

BAS News - 2018-10-07 18:50
ERBIL - At least 115 people were killed in Syria's al-Suwayda province in September only due to the armed conflicts in the area, a report said on Sunday. Suwayda 24 Network reported that most of them were killed in the desert area, 108 of whom were in th ...

Netanyahu, Putin to Meet over Coordination in Syria

BAS News - 2018-10-07 15:00
ERBIL — Israeli and Russian top officials will soon meet to discuss the security coordination in the war-torn Syria, said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday. During a cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said he had spoke by telephone with Russian Preside ...

Car Bomb Kills Four in Syria’s Azaz

BAS News - 2018-10-07 09:54
ERBIL — At least four people were killed after a car bomb went off in Azaz city of northern Syria, near the Turkish border, monitoring groups confirmed. According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the blast took place in the ...

Iraq Kurds far from independence despite referendum

Washington Times - 2018-10-04 05:00
President Trump caused a stir across the Middle East last week with his lavish praise for the Kurds' role in defeating Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but just over a year after Iraqi Kurdistan's ill-fated independence referendum, the Kurds remain even f ...

Kurdish leaders in Syrian Kurdistan see new U.S. interest

E-Kurd - 2018-10-04 03:04
BEIRUT,— U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement in April that he wanted to pull U.S. troops out of Syria left the country’s Kurds fearing they would be abandoned by their most important military ally. Six months later, as the battle against Islamic S ...
26515 results in 0.12 sec.