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Kurdistan region worried as U.S. and Iran tensions grow | Avondale Advocate

Avondaleadvocate - 2019-05-22 02:55

Iraq sending teams to Tehran, Washington to calm tensions: prime minister

Kurdiu - 2019-05-21 17:19

Iraq Hopes to Mediate Between US and Iran

BAS 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-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-05-21 12:12

Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions

Yahoo - 2019-05-21 10:32

ON TARGET: U.S., Iran tensions concern Canada | Columnists | Opinion | The Chronicle Herald

Thechronicleherald - 2019-05-21 10:01

Trump threatens Iran with war as tensions between the two rise further

Qrius - 2019-05-21 06:26

Syrian offensive in Idlib could further tensions with Turkey | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-21 06:16

Kurdistan Region Worried as U.S. and Iran Tensions Grow :: Middle East Forum

Meforum - 2019-05-20 21:05

UK to Iran: Do Not Underestimate US Resolve

BAS 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: Sadr

BAS 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 Leader

BAS 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 - JForum

Jforum - 2019-05-20 12:08

For Iranians, economic crisis looms larger than US tensions

Rûdaw - 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 - 2019-05-19 06:12

US Warns Commercial Flights about Gulf Airspace

BAS 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 Iran

Militarytimes - 2019-05-18 12:08

Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran

Rûdaw - 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 - 2019-05-17 15:36

Iran accuses US of 'unacceptable' escalation in tensions

Gulan Media - 2019-05-17 00:06

Khamenei shuffles IRGC leadership as tensions rise with US

Rûdaw - 2019-05-16 23:10

German, Dutch Armies Halt Iraq Training Amid Iran Tensions

Radiofarda - 2019-05-16 15:25

Kurdistan region worried as U.S. and Iran tensions grow - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 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 Irak

Institut Kurde / Paris - 2019-05-16 00:01

German, Netherlands suspend military training in Iraq including Kurdistan

E-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 tensions

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-15 21:29

US pulls nonessential staff from Iraq amid Mideast tensions

Gulan Media - 2019-05-15 20:33

Oil rises on Middle East tensions, shrugs off U.S. crude build

Gulan Media - 2019-05-15 20:33

ExxonMobil Evacuates Employees from Iraq

BAS 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 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 ...

Germany Suspends Military Trainings in Iraq as Tensions Rise

BAS 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 tensions

Rûdaw - 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 - Bloomberg

Bloomberg - 2019-05-15 11:31

Kurdish-led authority: Damascus stirring tensions in east Syria – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-05-14 23:45

Kurdish-led authority - Damascus stirring tensions in east Syria | Euronews

Euronews - 2019-05-14 21:56

Kurdish-led authority - Damascus stirring tensions in east Syria - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-05-14 19:14

Oil tankers 'sabotaged' as Gulf tensions soar

Rûdaw - 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 Oman

Seth 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 seas

The 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 mount

Gulan Media - 2019-05-13 19:54

Four ships, two from Saudi Arabia, sabotaged amid tensions with Iran

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-13 14:10

US Embassy Issues Security Alert on "Highlighted Tensions" in Iraq

BAS 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 tensions

Rûdaw - 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: Minister

BAS 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 Iran

Gulan 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 Times

Latimes - 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 Times

Latimes - 2019-05-11 18:40

US to Send Patriot Missile System to Middle East

BAS 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 flare

Rûdaw - 2019-05-11 09:26
US is 'postured and ready to defend US forces and interests': Pentagon ...

‘Call me,’ Trump tells Iran as tensions flare

Rûdaw - 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 rise

Rûdaw - 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 tensions

Waar 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 heighten

Waar 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 Iranian

Iranian - 2019-05-06 20:08

US Deploying Aircraft Carrier Strike Group, Bomber Near Iran

BAS 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 | | AW

Thearabweekly - 2019-05-04 21:12

Current U.S.-Turkish tensions are unprecedented - pro-government columnist | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-03 11:39

Crack Deepening Among New Generation Movement Leadership: Co-founder Resigns

BAS 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 - 2019-05-02 21:19

New US European Command leader will take over amid NATO worries and tensions

Militarytimes - 2019-05-02 00:58

New US commander in Europe amid NATO worries and tensions -

Startribune - 2019-05-01 21:13

Turkey pushes ahead with S-400 system adding to tensions with US | Kelly Kennedy | MEO

Middle East Online - 2019-05-01 20:29

Trump, Erdogan Seek to Ease Rising Tensions Over Russian Missiles

Voanews - 2019-05-01 03:12

US eases sanctions on IRGC as tensions with Iran persist

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-25 17:45

Lowering Israeli-Palestinian Tensions

International 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 Sanctions

Voanews - 2019-04-24 11:44

Sudan tensions escalate after talks with military break down

Gulan Media - 2019-04-22 14:50

Tensions increase between U.S. and Turkey over detained American pastor. Here are the players involved - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-04-17 06:43

Iraqi president calls for reducing Mideast tensions

Kurdiu - 2019-04-10 17:57

Iraqi President Calls For Reducing Mideast Tensions

Waar 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 Cuts

Waar 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 UN

BAS 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 attack

BBC - 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 violence

BBC - 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 Site

WSWS - 2019-04-05 06:19

US-Turkish Tensions Rise Amid Warnings of a Rupture

Voanews - 2019-04-04 23:47

US-Turkey tensions rising: Erdogan gives “copied” response

ANF - 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 birthday

France24 - 2019-04-04 14:25

At a Boiling Point? Growing Tensions over Ankara’s Determination to Acquire the S-400

Canadafreepress - 2019-04-03 16:21

Defusing the Crisis at Jerusalem’s Gate of Mercy

International 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 | | AW

Thearabweekly - 2019-03-31 00:53

US Senators Try to Block Sale of F-35 to Turkey

BAS 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 Venezuela

Waar 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 State

International 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 Mopti

BBC - 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 Jour

Lorientlejour - 2019-03-21 09:41

Iraqi clashes with YBS now ‘under control’ in Sinjar: PM Abdul Mahdi

E-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 | Euronews

Euronews - 2019-03-19 14:35

Turquie: tensions après le suicide d'un détenu kurde gréviste de la faim

Institut 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 | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-03-17 13:21

U.S.'s Bolton says Pakistan committed to easing tensions with India

Yahoo - 2019-03-12 03:08

U.S. acting Pentagon chief focused on de-escalating India-Pakistan tensions

Yahoo - 2019-03-09 09:54

8 killed in India-Pakistan fighting amid high tensions

Gulan Media - 2019-03-03 02:23

US urges calm as India-Pakistan tensions rise after terror attack

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-28 12:31

India demands Pakistan release pilot as Kashmir crisis intensifies

BBC - 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 Ease

BAS 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 Tensions

BAS 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 ...
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