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Iraq sending teams to Tehran, Washington to calm tensions: prime ministerKurdiu - 2019-05-21 17:19
Iraq Hopes to Mediate Between US and IranBAS News - 2019-05-21 14:39
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister is planning an initiative to help defuse the tensions between Washington and Tehran, an informed source claimed. US and Iran are in fierce war of words recently with the former already deploying warships and 52 bombers to the ...
Netanyahu Orders Army to Keep Israel Away From Tensions in Gulf | Asharq AL-awsatAawsat - 2019-05-21 12:12
Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensionsYahoo - 2019-05-21 10:32
ON TARGET: U.S., Iran tensions concern Canada | Columnists | Opinion | The Chronicle HeraldThechronicleherald - 2019-05-21 10:01
Trump threatens Iran with war as tensions between the two rise furtherQrius - 2019-05-21 06:26
Syrian offensive in Idlib could further tensions with Turkey | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-05-21 06:16
Kurdistan Region Worried as U.S. and Iran Tensions Grow :: Middle East ForumMeforum - 2019-05-20 21:05
UK to Iran: Do Not Underestimate US ResolveBAS News - 2019-05-20 16:25
ERBIL — British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned Iran not to “underestimate” the resolve on the US side while tensions continue to escalate between Tehran and Washington. “I would say to the Iranians: Do not underestimate the resolve on the US si ...
Iraq Can’t Survive US-Iran War: SadrBAS News - 2019-05-20 15:23
ERBIL — The leader of Sairoon parliamentary block in Iraq, Muqtada al-Sadr, has warned that Iraq could be severely affected by a possible war between the United States and Iran as tensions between the two are fast growing. The powerful Shi’ite cleric sai ...
US-Iran Tensions to Burn All: Iraqi Shi’ite LeaderBAS News - 2019-05-20 13:41
ERBIL — As tensions between the US and Iran further grows, an Iraqi Shi’ite leader warns of devastating impacts on everyone in the region, including Iraq. Hadi Ameri, the leader of Fatih (Conquest) Alliance, said in a statement that all the involved side ...
Le Kurdistan inquiet des tensions Amérique-Iran - JForumJforum - 2019-05-20 12:08
For Iranians, economic crisis looms larger than US tensionsRûdaw - 2019-05-20 03:12
Many openly discuss their options to obtain a visa — any visa — to get abroad ...
Iran issues new threat to US amid rising tensions [Video]Yahoo - 2019-05-19 08:26
Why Trump had to step in personally to lower US tensions with Iran - CSMonitor.comCsmonitor - 2019-05-19 06:12
US Warns Commercial Flights about Gulf AirspaceBAS News - 2019-05-18 15:33
ERBIL — As tensions between Tehran and Washington continue to escalate, US Federal Aviation Administration warns airliners about flying over the Gulf. The administration issued the warning on Thursday, saying that the decision was at the result of height ...
Allies hunker down in Iraq, drop out over US tensions with IranMilitarytimes - 2019-05-18 12:08
Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and IranRûdaw - 2019-05-18 11:24
Pompeo's message to Baghdad was stand aside: sources ...
As tensions rise between U.S. and Iran, each side is waiting for the other to blink - Iran - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-05-17 15:36
Iran accuses US of 'unacceptable' escalation in tensionsGulan Media - 2019-05-17 00:06
Khamenei shuffles IRGC leadership as tensions rise with USRûdaw - 2019-05-16 23:10
German, Dutch Armies Halt Iraq Training Amid Iran TensionsRadiofarda - 2019-05-16 15:25
Kurdistan region worried as U.S. and Iran tensions grow - Middle East - Jerusalem PostJpost - 2019-05-16 15:02
U.S. Orders Partial Evacuation of Embassy in Iraq Amid Tensions With Iran [Video]Yahoo - 2019-05-16 02:08
Tensions avec l'Iran : l'armée allemande suspend sa formation militaire en IrakInstitut Kurde / Paris - 2019-05-16 00:01
German, Netherlands suspend military training in Iraq including KurdistanE-Kurd - 2019-05-15 22:32
BERLIN,— Germany and the Netherlands said on Wednesday they were suspending military training operations in Iraq and Kurdistan region as the United States warned of increased threats from Iran-backed forces amid an escalation of tensions between Washingt ...
US-led coalition will continue to train Iraqi forces, amid Iran tensionsKurdistan24 - 2019-05-15 21:29
US pulls nonessential staff from Iraq amid Mideast tensionsGulan Media - 2019-05-15 20:33
Oil rises on Middle East tensions, shrugs off U.S. crude buildGulan Media - 2019-05-15 20:33
ExxonMobil Evacuates Employees from IraqBAS News - 2019-05-15 18:48
ERBIL - ExxonMobil Corporation has decided to evacuate its engineers working in the West Qurna oil field in the Iraqi province of Basra, a report said on Wednesday. The decision came amid the latest tensions in Iraq due to the escalating ties between the ...
U.S. orders ‘non-emergency’ government employees to leave IraqWaar 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 ...
Germany Suspends Military Trainings in Iraq as Tensions RiseBAS News - 2019-05-15 13:32
ERBIL — Germany is suspending its military trainings for Iraqi armed forces due to heightened tensions in the region, DPA cited a military source on Wednesday. Details to Follow… ...
Iraq may stand to benefit from heightened US-Iran tensionsRûdaw - 2019-05-15 11:46
Central Iraqi government inhabits a position where it may be able to capitalise off of US-imposed sanctions on Iran. ...
North Korea, China Tensions With U.S. Are Back: Weekend Reads - BloombergBloomberg - 2019-05-15 11:31
Kurdish-led authority: Damascus stirring tensions in east Syria – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2019-05-14 23:45
Kurdish-led authority - Damascus stirring tensions in east Syria | EuronewsEuronews - 2019-05-14 21:56
Kurdish-led authority - Damascus stirring tensions in east Syria - ReutersReuters - 2019-05-14 19:14
Oil tankers 'sabotaged' as Gulf tensions soarRûdaw - 2019-05-14 14:27
US is floating military options, including sending 120,000 troops to Middle East ...
Mystery after “sabotage” of oil tankers in Gulf of OmanSeth Frantzman - 2019-05-14 02:12
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN As tensions rose over the weekend between the US and Iran in the Persian Gulf, several vessels were “sabotaged” in the United Arab Emirates. Both Iranian […] ...
Turkey begins large-scale naval exercise Denizkurdu in 3 seasThe Defense Post - 2019-05-13 23:30
Turkey's navy launched large-scale Denizkurdu exercises at a time of rising tensions over its plans to explore for gas off the Cyprus coast The post Turkey begins large-scale naval exercise Denizkurdu in 3 seas appeared first on The Defense Post. ...
Europe warns US against Iran escalation as tensions mountGulan Media - 2019-05-13 19:54
Four ships, two from Saudi Arabia, sabotaged amid tensions with IranKurdistan24 - 2019-05-13 14:10
US Embassy Issues Security Alert on "Highlighted Tensions" in IraqBAS News - 2019-05-12 23:31
ERBIL - The United States embassy in Baghdad has issued a security alert for its citizens on "highlighted tensions" in the country as ties between Washington and Tehran have drastically escalated lately. "The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad advises all U.S. citi ...
US embassy issues security alert amid "heightened" US-Iran tensionsRûdaw - 2019-05-12 23:22
The recent statement in advising its citizens not to travel to Iraq could be interpreted as the further US-Iran escalation. ...
Iran May Attack Israel as Tensions with US Escalate: MinisterBAS News - 2019-05-12 13:35
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran may attack Israel as tensions between Tehran and Washington further grow, said Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz. The minister noted in a statement on Sunday that Iran could attack Israel directly or use its prox ...
US sends naval strike group as tensions rise with IranGulan Media - 2019-05-12 06:08
Release of U.S. pastor likely to ease tensions with Turkey — and give Trump a win before midterm elections - Los Angeles TimesLatimes - 2019-05-11 22:27
Islamic State could exploit simmering ethno-sectarian tensions to forge a comeback, experts say, once U.S. withdraws from Syria - Los Angeles TimesLatimes - 2019-05-11 18:40
US to Send Patriot Missile System to Middle EastBAS News - 2019-05-11 10:55
ERBIL — The United States will send the Patriot missile system to the Middle East as tensions with Iran further escalate. US Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan also authorized the deployment of a Navy amphibious transport dock ship to encounter Ir ...
US deploys more warships to Middle East as tensions with Iran flareRûdaw - 2019-05-11 09:26
US is 'postured and ready to defend US forces and interests': Pentagon ...
‘Call me,’ Trump tells Iran as tensions flareRûdaw - 2019-05-10 16:17
'What I would like to see with Iran, I would like to see them call me' ...
Iran hardliners rally for tougher Tehran stance as tensions with US riseRûdaw - 2019-05-09 17:53
Hardliners plan to stage a rally on Friday to back Rouhani's decision to suspend aspects of the nuclear deal ...
Oil prices fall with heightened US-China trade tensionsWaar Media - 2019-05-09 15:06
WAAR_DUHOK Oil prices saw declines at trading start on Thursday due to heightened trade tensions between the U.S. and China, raising the possibility of a global economic slowdown and overall weaker oil demand. International benchmark Brent crude was trad ...
US sanctions Iran’s metal sectors as tensions heightenWaar Media - 2019-05-09 15:06
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on Iran’s iron, steel, aluminum, and copper sectors Wednesday as tension between the rivals escalates. The penalties, contained in an executive order, affect what Trump called the Iranian governmen ...
Is There A Path Out Of Ratcheting Mid-East And Geo-Strategic Tensions? | The IranianIranian - 2019-05-06 20:08
US Deploying Aircraft Carrier Strike Group, Bomber Near IranBAS News - 2019-05-06 13:59
ERBIL — US is deploying aircraft carrier strike group to the Middle East to send an “unmistakable” message to Iran, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said. Tensions between the US and Iran are fast growing as the former tightens sanctions to cripp ...
China trade tensions flair as Trump threatens new tariffs [Video]Yahoo - 2019-05-06 12:22
Turkey-UAE tensions rise after suspicious death in jail | | AWThearabweekly - 2019-05-04 21:12
Current U.S.-Turkish tensions are unprecedented - pro-government columnist | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-05-03 11:39
Crack Deepening Among New Generation Movement Leadership: Co-founder ResignsBAS News - 2019-05-03 00:24
ERBIL - The New Generation Movement is suffering from the hardest times following a crack among the party's senior members and the resignation of a co-founder. The internal tensions arose after the founder of the party Shaswar Abdulwahid was criticized b ...
New US Commander in Europe amid NATO Worries and Tensions | Military.comMilitary - 2019-05-02 21:19
New US European Command leader will take over amid NATO worries and tensionsMilitarytimes - 2019-05-02 00:58
New US commander in Europe amid NATO worries and tensions - StarTribune.comStartribune - 2019-05-01 21:13
Turkey pushes ahead with S-400 system adding to tensions with US | Kelly Kennedy | MEOMiddle East Online - 2019-05-01 20:29
Trump, Erdogan Seek to Ease Rising Tensions Over Russian MissilesVoanews - 2019-05-01 03:12
US eases sanctions on IRGC as tensions with Iran persistKurdistan24 - 2019-04-25 17:45
Lowering Israeli-Palestinian TensionsInternational Crisis Group - 2019-04-25 12:21
A tense standoff in Jerusalem and simmering tensions between Israel and Hamas in Gaza have heightened the risk of violence and unrest. In this excerpt from the first update of our Watch List 2019 for European policymakers, Crisis Group outlines steps for ...
Turkey Slams US as Tensions Escalate Over Iranian SanctionsVoanews - 2019-04-24 11:44
Sudan tensions escalate after talks with military break downGulan Media - 2019-04-22 14:50
Tensions increase between U.S. and Turkey over detained American pastor. Here are the players involved - Los Angeles TimesLatimes - 2019-04-17 06:43
Iraqi president calls for reducing Mideast tensionsKurdiu - 2019-04-10 17:57
Iraqi President Calls For Reducing Mideast TensionsWaar Media - 2019-04-10 12:35
WAAR_DUHOK Iraqi President Barham Salih called for reducing tensions in the Middle East while highlighting the importance of combating terrorism. Salih made the statements in a meeting Tuesday with Kenneth McKenzie, commander of the U.S. Central Command ...
Oil Prices On Rise With Libya Tensions & Supply CutsWaar Media - 2019-04-10 12:35
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices opened higher Wednesday with ongoing tensions in Libya, and with sanctions on Iran and Venezuela hindering secure supply, however, a weaker global growth expectation could keep some cap on rising prices. International benchmar ...
Iran Appoints News Ambassador to the UNBAS News - 2019-04-09 16:21
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran has appointed a new envoy to the Untied Nations as tensions with the US rapidly increased. Tehran said on Tuesday that Majid Takht Ravanchi is appointed to serve as the new ambassador to the United Nations, state medi ...
Pakistan accuses India of plotting fresh military attackBBC - 2019-04-08 00:56
The claim is dismissed as "war hysteria" by India and comes weeks after a flare-up in tensions. ...
Mali attacks: Protests held against jihadist violenceBBC - 2019-04-06 00:02
There was a massacre in a village last month amid a rise in ethnic tensions exploited by militants. ...
Amid rising tensions, NATO chief pitches confrontation with Russia to US Congress - World Socialist Web SiteWSWS - 2019-04-05 06:19
US-Turkish Tensions Rise Amid Warnings of a RuptureVoanews - 2019-04-04 23:47
US-Turkey tensions rising: Erdogan gives “copied” responseANF - 2019-04-04 16:10
US Vice President Mike Pence warned Turkey on the S-400 missile system and demanded they make a choice, after which Ankara gave a similar reaction. ...
Turkey tensions sour NATO's 70th birthdayFrance24 - 2019-04-04 14:25
At a Boiling Point? Growing Tensions over Ankara’s Determination to Acquire the S-400Canadafreepress - 2019-04-03 16:21
Defusing the Crisis at Jerusalem’s Gate of MercyInternational Crisis Group - 2019-04-03 02:25
A standoff looms between Palestinian worshippers and Israel over a shuttered building at Jerusalem’s Holy Esplanade. Israel and Muslim religious authorities should reopen the building to lessen tensions at the sacred sites, where small incidents have blo ...
Washington’s support to SDF in Syria fuels US-Turkish tensions | | AWThearabweekly - 2019-03-31 00:53
US Senators Try to Block Sale of F-35 to TurkeyBAS News - 2019-03-28 23:01
ERBIL - A legislation was proposed by a number of senators on Thursday in hopes of blocking the sales of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey as tensions in this regard have arisen over the latter's determination to buy Russia's S-400 missile defense system. "Tur ...
US Tells Russia it Will Not ‘Stand Idly’ on VenezuelaWaar Media - 2019-03-26 15:25
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told his Russian counterpart Monday that America and its allies will not stand on the sidelines as Moscow “exacerbates tensions” in Venezuela. During a telephone call with Sergei Lavrov, Pompeo urged Russia ...
Decentralisation in Tunisia: Consolidating Democracy without Weakening the StateInternational Crisis Group - 2019-03-26 07:56
The decentralisation process is polarising Tunisia and risks fueling social and political tensions. In order to fulfill its promise – to reduce socio-regional inequalities and improve public services – all sides must compromise on a new understanding of ...
Mali attack: Behind the Dogon-Fulani violence in MoptiBBC - 2019-03-26 01:50
Dogon-Fulani tensions have existed for a while but what is behind the increase in communal killings? ...
Turquie : tensions après le suicide d'un détenu kurde gréviste de la faim - L'Orient-Le JourLorientlejour - 2019-03-21 09:41
Iraqi clashes with YBS now ‘under control’ in Sinjar: PM Abdul MahdiE-Kurd - 2019-03-20 17:19
BAGHDAD,— Clashes between Iraqi troops and the PKK-affiliate Yazidi militia of the Sinjar Protection Units (YBS) are now “under control”, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said late Tuesday, Rudaw media reported. Tensions are high between the Iraqi A ...
Turquie : tensions après le suicide d'un prisonnier kurde | EuronewsEuronews - 2019-03-19 14:35
Turquie: tensions après le suicide d'un détenu kurde gréviste de la faimInstitut kurde - Paris - 2019-03-19 12:58
Des affrontements ont éclaté lundi entre la police et des manifestants dans le sud-est de la Turquie, majoritairement kurde, au lendemain du suicide d'un détenu en grève de la faim, selon un correspondant de l'AFP. ...
Tensions soar in Ankara-Washington relations as Venezuela issue escalates – analysis | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-03-17 13:21
U.S.'s Bolton says Pakistan committed to easing tensions with IndiaYahoo - 2019-03-12 03:08
U.S. acting Pentagon chief focused on de-escalating India-Pakistan tensionsYahoo - 2019-03-09 09:54
8 killed in India-Pakistan fighting amid high tensionsGulan Media - 2019-03-03 02:23
US urges calm as India-Pakistan tensions rise after terror attackKurdistan24 - 2019-02-28 12:31
India demands Pakistan release pilot as Kashmir crisis intensifiesBBC - 2019-02-28 00:01
Tensions rise over a fighter pilot being held following an exchange of fire over disputed Kashmir. ...
KDP, PUK to Meet again as Tensions EaseBAS News - 2019-02-24 09:44
ERBIL — The leadership of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are expected to meet next week as their recent political tensions are being resolved. The two major political parties experienced a week of political deadlo ...
PUK Leadership Appeals to Barzani to Help Easing TensionsBAS News - 2019-02-23 14:44
ERBIL — Deputy secretary general of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Kosrat Rasoul, has sent a message to Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) President Masoud Barzani, appealing to him for helping the tensions between the two major parties. Political ...