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Pakistan arrests key militant; Turkey to lose F-35?; Vietnam-China tensions rise; Warding off election violence; And a bit more. - Defense OneDefenseone - 2019-07-18 00:54
Ethnic tensions in Montenegro - Modern DiplomacyModerndiplomacy - 2019-07-15 00:00
EU Supports Iraq’s Plan on Regional Conference to De-escalate TensionsGulan Media - 2019-07-14 18:24
Turkish Cypriots propose gas cooperation after tensions rise - ReutersReuters - 2019-07-14 06:26
Iran sends top diplomat to UN summit as Persian Gulf tensions mountRûdaw - 2019-07-13 17:46
Pompeo: We are building a global coalition to simply do what every nation should be permitted ...
Is Erbil possible replacement for Incirlik as Turkish-US tensions flare over S-400Rûdaw - 2019-07-12 22:08
"There is a really nice base that the US could use to do missions in the Middle East ...
Britain sends second warship to gulf amid tensions with Iran: SkyGulan Media - 2019-07-12 14:35
Somalia-Somaliland: The Perils of Delaying New TalksInternational Crisis Group - 2019-07-12 13:53
Somalia and Somaliland have been at odds since the latter’s 1991 declaration of independence, which the former rejects. The dispute has cooled after heating up in 2018, but lingering tensions could threaten regional stability. To restart dialogue, the tw ...
As US-Iran tensions rise, so does the price of gold in Kurdistan RegionRûdaw - 2019-07-09 01:14
Gold prices have increased 8.1% in a single month ...
Tensions rise in northeast Syria after Kurdish forces arrest Syrian military personnelAlmasdarnews - 2019-07-04 21:17
Trump’s Golan tweet inflames regional tensions as Syria vows to recover the occupied land — Nation — Bangor Daily News — BDN MaineBangordailynews - 2019-07-01 09:43
Political tensions in Washington over immigration policy fuel Episcopal advocacy, outreach - Episcopal News ServiceEpiscopalnewsservice - 2019-06-30 00:54
US deploys F-22 stealth fighters to Qatar amid Iran tensionsGulan Media - 2019-06-29 14:36
Abiy Ahmed's reforms in Ethiopia lift the lid on ethnic tensionsBBC - 2019-06-29 03:10
Just a few weeks ago, Abiy Ahmed was feted across Africa but deadly attacks threatens his reforms. ...
‘There is no rush,’ Trump says on Iran tensionsGulan Media - 2019-06-29 02:42
Greece-Turkey Tensions Flare after Erdogan Defeat; More S-400 Warnings from U.S. - The National HeraldThenationalherald - 2019-06-27 12:18
Any War with Iran Would Not Last Long: TrumpBAS News - 2019-06-26 16:37
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he still favors resolving tensions with Iran through talks, but in case of a war, it would not last long. “I hope we don’t but we’re in a very strong position if something should happen,” Trump tol ...
As US-Iran tensions rise, so does the price of gold in KurdistanRûdaw - 2019-06-26 14:09
Iran Never Seeks War: RouhaniBAS News - 2019-06-26 12:55
ERBIL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held a phone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to talk about the escalating tensions between Tehran and Washington. During the discussion, Rouhani said his country has never sought war, but ...
Turkish US Tensions Deepen Over Syrian Kurds | Voice of America - EnglishVoanews - 2019-06-26 08:38
Iran to Further Reduce Commitment to Nuclear Deal Next MonthBAS News - 2019-06-25 16:59
ERBIL — Iran has planned new steps to further reduce its commitment to the 2015’s Nuclear Deal on 7th July, said the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani. It comes amid increasing tensions between Iran and the US, while the l ...
Trump, Erdogan Seek to Ease Rising Tensions Over Russian Missiles | Voice of America - EnglishVoanews - 2019-06-25 15:24
Turkey Slams US as Tensions Escalate Over Iranian Sanctions | Voice of America - EnglishVoanews - 2019-06-25 01:54
Why should China fully support Iran in Persian Gulf tensions? - Modern DiplomacyModerndiplomacy - 2019-06-24 15:34
GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks subdued, oil rises on U.S.-Iran tensions - ReutersReuters - 2019-06-24 11:15
Asian stocks tick up, oil rises amid U.S.-Iran tensions - ReutersReuters - 2019-06-24 08:08
Asian stocks subdued, oil rises on U.S.-Iran tensions - ReutersReuters - 2019-06-24 03:35
UK Middle East envoy gets tough reception in Tehran amid Gulf tensionsRûdaw - 2019-06-23 16:34
"Britain has a very negative perception in the minds of people of Iran" ...
British Minister to Visit Tehran Amid Iran-US TensionsBAS News - 2019-06-22 14:22
ERBIL — UK Minister of State for the Middle East and International Development, Andrew Murrison, will visit Tehran on Sunday amid heightening tensions between Iran and US. The Foreign Office said Murrison will conduct “frank and constructive” talks with ...
Iran shoots down US surveillance drone, heightening tensionsGulan Media - 2019-06-20 23:50
Running Out of Options in BurundiInternational Crisis Group - 2019-06-20 23:24
Talks about ending Burundi’s crisis – sparked by the president’s decision to seek a third term – have fizzled out. With elections nearing in 2020, tensions could flare. Strong regional pressure is needed to begin opening up the country’s political space ...
Iraqi PM orders armed groups to halt rocket attacksRûdaw - 2019-06-20 06:13
Baghdad fears ongoing US-Iran tensions could spill over into Iraq ...
US sends more forces to Middle East, amid tensions with IranKurdistan24 - 2019-06-19 23:27
France sends top diplomat to Iran for talks to reduce tensionsGulan Media - 2019-06-19 22:27
Kuwait’s ruling emir visits Iraq amid rising Gulf tensionsE-Kurd - 2019-06-19 18:32
BAGHDAD,— Kuwait’s ruling emir arrived on a state visit to Iraq on Wednesday and is expected to discuss escalating regional tensions after attacks on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz. Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah was met by Iraq’s president, oil m ...
Parliament to Discuss PKK-Turkey Clashes on KRG TerritoriesBAS News - 2019-06-19 17:04
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament is planning a session to discuss the recent growing tensions between Turkey and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Kurdistan Region territories, said a lawmaker. The armed conflict between the two disputed sides has rec ...
Kuwait's emir in Baghdad amid regional tensionsGulan Media - 2019-06-19 14:59
Boeing crisis, trade tensions cast pall over air show - defenceWebDefenceweb - 2019-06-18 20:02
Boeing crisis, trade tensions cast pall over air show - ReutersReuters - 2019-06-18 12:11
Nuclear changes, more troops heighten US-Iran tensionsRûdaw - 2019-06-18 10:19
The Trump administration has ordered 1,000 more troops to the Middle East ...
US to Deploy 1,000 More Troops to the Middle East: PentagonBAS News - 2019-06-18 10:06
ERBIL — Washington will send 1,000 more soldiers to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran in the Gulf, said Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. The announcement came after two oil tankers were attacked last Thursday in the Gulf of ...
Iran speeds up uranium enrichment as Mideast tensions mountGulan Media - 2019-06-17 22:03
RPT-UPDATE 1-Boeing crisis, trade tensions cast pall over air show - ReutersReuters - 2019-06-17 15:30
Pope Calls for Restraint after Tanker Attacks in the Gulf of OmanBAS News - 2019-06-16 16:39
ERBIL — Pope Francis has called for de-escalation of the situation in the Middle East after the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman raised tensions between Iran and the US. “I invite everyone to use the instruments of diplomacy to resolve the ...
Turkey news: Tensions erupt between Turkey, US and Russia | World | News | Express.co.ukExpress - 2019-06-15 08:14
Dealing with Iran Will Not Be Enough to Restore Regional StabilityForeign Policy Research Institute - 2019-06-15 07:09
As U.S.-Iranian tensions mount amidst increasing pressures of intensified U.S. economic sanctions and apparent Iranian-linked attacks on Gulf shipping, U.S. policymakers will be understandably focused on the military dimension of confronting and deterring ...
Foreign leaders urge restraint amidst tanker attacks, rising Iran-US tensionsRûdaw - 2019-06-15 00:44
Japan, China, the EU, call for calm amidst US accusations against Iran for tanker attacks ...
Russia Praises Iran and Their Joint Wins in Syria as U.S. Tensions RiseNewsweek - 2019-06-14 19:31
Iran denies tanker attacks as tensions soarGulan Media - 2019-06-14 16:04
Tankers targeted near Strait of Hormuz amid Iran-US tensionsRûdaw - 2019-06-13 21:17
It comes amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran ...
How Japan Can Help the U.S. De-escalate with IranInternational Crisis Group - 2019-06-13 16:36
As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe visits Iran, President & CEO Robert Malley tells CNN Today that Japan has the capacity to mediate between the U.S. and Iran at a time of heightened tensions. ...
Tankers targeted near Strait of Hormuz amid Iran-US tensionsGulan Media - 2019-06-13 15:38
NATO Iraq mission not disrupted by Iran tensions, commander says | The Times of IsraelTimesofisrael - 2019-06-12 23:12
Japan’s PM Abe arrives in Tehran amid US-Iran tensionsRûdaw - 2019-06-12 16:15
"Japan wishes to do its best towards peace and stability in the region" ...
As US-Iran Tensions Rise, Kurdish Opposition Groups Prepare for WarDailysignal - 2019-06-11 00:16
German FM travels to Tehran, aims to de-escalate US-Iran tensionsRûdaw - 2019-06-10 09:33
Foreign Ministers Heiko Mass and Javad Zarif meet in Iran on Sunday. ...
NATO will continue its training programs for the Peshmerga ForcesMinistry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-09 22:53
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 6, 2019, Major-General Danny Fortin, the new head of NATO training and capacity-building mission in Iraq, shared in an interview in Bruxel, “In spite of the tensions and threats of Iran, training for the Peshme ...
Les Echos: Kirkouk et son or noir au coeur des tensions en IrakJustice for Kurds - 2019-06-09 22:31
La gouvernance de Kirkouk, reprise en 2017 par l’armée irakienne après trois ans de présence kurde, s’annonce décisive pour l’avenir de l’Irak. Mais la ville, cette « Jérusalem des Kurdes » que Bagdad entend conserver, constitue une manne pétrolière que t ...
German FM in Baghdad to de-escalate U.S.-Iran tensions, save Iran deal - Middle East - Jerusalem PostJpost - 2019-06-09 15:17
Iran Says US Negotiation Offer “Not Genuine” as Washington Adds to SanctionsBAS News - 2019-06-08 16:37
ERBIL — Washington’s offer to talk over tensions is no a “genuine” proposal, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Saturday after US placed new sanctions on Iran. US President Donald Trump said earlier this month that he is willing to ...
NATO general insists Iraq mission uninterrupted by US-Iran tensionsKurdistan24 - 2019-06-06 18:46
Tensions with U.S. Pushing Turkey into Russia's Arms (AUDIO INTERVIEW) - The Media LineThemedialine - 2019-06-05 20:10
How U.S.-Iran Tensions Could Disrupt Iraq’s Fragile Peace - LawfareLawfareblog - 2019-06-04 15:02
Sudan crisis: Security forces attack protestersBBC - 2019-06-04 01:27
Video from Khartoum shows injured people and the sound of gunfire as tensions spill over into violence. ...
Can Bolton & His Russian Counterpart Defuse Israeli-Syrian Tensions? « Breaking Defense - Defense industry news, analysis and commentaryBreakingdefense - 2019-06-03 20:29
China raises tariffs on US goods amid esclating tensionsGulan Media - 2019-06-02 06:09
Australia says tensions with Turkey ease after WWI remarks | New Zealand News | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-05-31 00:45
US-Turkey Tensions Reach Boiling Point over Russia Rocket Saga - The Armenian Mirror-SpectatorMirrorspectator - 2019-05-31 00:10
Iraq must get its house in order before mediating in US-Iran tensions: AllawiRûdaw - 2019-05-30 18:27
"It cannot play the role of mediator because that depends on the strength and stability of the country ...
Turkey Frees NASA Scientist Serkan Golge But Tensions RemainTheglobepost - 2019-05-30 18:23
Pentagon will send 1,500 troops to Saudia and QatarWaar Media - 2019-05-30 17:41
WAAR_DUHOK The Pentagon will send additional American troops, drones and fighter jets to the Middle East amid increasing tensions between the United States and Iran. “The deployment will include approximately 1,500 U.S. military personnel and consist of ...
PUK calms tensions with the Democratic PartyKurdiu - 2019-05-30 16:46
Oil dispute reignites Baghdad-Erbil tensionsAl Monitor - 2019-05-30 06:41
Turkey frees US scientist but tensions remainSpacedaily - 2019-05-30 00:22
Iraqi PM to Visit Washington, Tehran SoonBAS News - 2019-05-28 21:45
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi is expected to visit Washington and Tehran in the near future in hopes of defusing the tensions between the two countries. Ties between the US and Iran have lately deteriorated drastically while the former ha ...
Tensions Grow Between Russia, Iran in SyriaVoanews - 2019-05-28 14:28
US-Turkey tensions reach boiling point over Russia rocket sagaAlaraby - 2019-05-28 14:18
Iraq to Reopen Green Zone During Eid al-Fitr HolidaysBAS News - 2019-05-27 22:38
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has issued a decree to reopen the Green Zone in central Baghdad during the Eid al-Fitr while tensions are yet to be defused in the region. According to a statement by Abdul-Mahdi's office, the heavily fortifi ...
Oil prices down following largest weekly drop of 2019Waar Media - 2019-05-27 15:02
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices were down at trading start on Monday having posted the largest percentage drop of 2019 last week when Sino-U.S. trade tensions hampered global economic growth and demand for oil. International benchmark Brent crude was trading ...
Amid US-Iran tensions, senior Iraqi officials talk mediation, sanctions with FM ZarifKurdistan24 - 2019-05-27 02:05
Does the U.S. really want to attack on Iran?E-Kurd - 2019-05-26 11:28
Payraw Anwar | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Introduction: Tensions between the U.S. and Iran has escalated in recent days. The U.S. President Donald Trump rapidly decided to move an aircraft carrier ship which is known by Abraham Lincoln toward Persian Gulf. T ...
Iranian FM Discusses Tensions in Region with Iraqi PMBAS News - 2019-05-26 11:06
ERBIL — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Saturday in Baghdad to discuss the current situation in the region. Zarif’s trip to Baghdad comes amid growing tensions between Tehran and Washington, ...
Iran FM arrives in Baghdad amid rising tensions with USKurdistan24 - 2019-05-26 03:27
Who is stoking war tensions between Russia and Turkey in Idlib? - Middle East - Jerusalem PostJpost - 2019-05-25 22:18
Iranian FM Lands in BaghdadBAS News - 2019-05-25 19:57
ERBIL - Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in Baghdad to meet with Iraqi top officials amid tensions between Washington and Tehran. According to the information BasNews has learned, Zarif will stay for only one day in Iraq where he is expected t ...
Fed's Kaplan says he's vigilant but patient on U.S.-China tensionsYahoo - 2019-05-25 17:06
People-to-people diplomacy suggested to ease U.S.-Iran tensions | Catholic CourierCatholiccourier - 2019-05-25 16:44
Turkey's AK Party says nothing wrong with intelligence meetings with Syria despite tensions - ReutersReuters - 2019-05-25 14:53
Followers of Iraqi cleric hold anti-war protests as Iran-US tensions growKurdistan24 - 2019-05-25 09:35
As tensions rise, moneyed interests pushing for hard line against IranOpensecrets - 2019-05-24 23:59
US to Send 1,500 Additional Troops to Middle East: TrumpBAS News - 2019-05-24 23:43
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will send an additional 1,500 soldiers to the Middle East as tensions with Iran continue to escalate. He told reporters that the role of the new deployment is “defensive in nature”. The US presiden ...
How US-Iran tensions could disrupt Iraq’s fragile peaceBrookings - 2019-05-24 13:03
Reuters.. US to send 5,000 troops to Middle EastWaar Media - 2019-05-24 12:58
WAAR_DUHOK (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Defense is considering a U.S. military request to send about 5,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday. Tehran and Washington ...
Iranian FM to Visit Iraq Amid Tensions with USBAS News - 2019-05-24 12:37
ERBIL — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif is scheduled to visit Iraq’s capital Baghdad as tensions between Tehran and Washington continue. A source from Iraqi prime minister’s office confirmed the report and said the visit will be in the next ...
Tensions Are Rising with Iran, Yet No One Wants War | The National InterestNationalinterest - 2019-05-23 19:08
Iran supreme leader criticizes politicians amid US tensionsGulan Media - 2019-05-23 14:19
US Considering Deployment of 5,000 Troops to Middle East: ReportBAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL - Washington may deploy another 5,000 soldiers to the Middle East as tensions rise with Iran, officials revealed on Wednesday. CNN cited officials familiar with the issue as saying that the Pentagon officials and members of the White House national ...
Iraqi Parliament Speaker to Visit Iran for Mediation OfferBAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL — Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi is assigned by PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi to visit Tehran and offer Iraq’s mediation to de-escalate the tensions between Iran and US, a source said. Iraqi al-Hal news website cited an anonymous government of ...
Iraq to mediate in US-Iran tensions: PMRûdaw - 2019-05-22 14:05
Iraq has sought to balance relations with both its US and Iranian allies ...