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KDP-Iran Calls on US, UN, EU to React to Tehran’s Attack in Koya

BAS News - 2018-09-12 17:46
ERBIL — The Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP-Iran) has called on the United States, European Union, and United Nations to urgently react to increasing aggressions by the Islamic Republic of Iran against the Kurds and stability in the Middle East. ...

Nauert: Iran is rolling a “Bad Actor” in Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-09-12 13:18
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States Department of state said the Iranian rocket attack on the Kurdistan Region was an effort to destabilize Iraq and the region, describing Tehran as a “bad actor.” Iranian military units launched a barrage of missiles that hit ...

Trump tells Apple to make products in U.S. to avoid China tariffs

Waar Media - 2018-09-09 14:15
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. President Trump tweeted on Saturday that Apple Inc (AAPL.O) should make products inside the United States if it wants to avoid tariffs on Chinese imports. The company told trade officials in a letter on Friday that the proposed tariffs w ...

US Issues Security Alert to Americans Traveling to Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-09 10:56
ERBIL — The US State Department has issued a new security alert at the wake of recent deadly protests in Iraq’s southern province of Basra, as well as ahead of the Shi’ite Muslim’s mourning month of Muharram. “The United States Mission in Iraq is restric ...

US Condemns Violence Against Diplomats in Southern Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-08 10:03
ERBIL — The US State Department has condemned the violent actions by protestors against foreign diplomats in southern Iraqi city of Basra. “The United States condemns the violence against diplomats, including that which occurred today in Basrah,” reads a ...

Trump’s tariffs could hit $200 billion of Chinese goods this week

Waar Media - 2018-09-06 11:33
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States could impose tariffs on roughly half of all Chinese goods entering the country by the end of the week. President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods could go into effect as soon as Friday when a ...

Syrian Kurdish forces must leave Syria, Turkey tells U.S.

E-Kurd - 2018-09-05 11:42
ANKARA,— Turkey told the United States on Tuesday that Kurdish militants must completely abandon Syria, as violence in the rebel-held northern Syrian enclave of Idlib escalated. Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar made the call during talks with visitin ...

Trump to lead UN Security Council talks on Iran

Waar Media - 2018-09-05 08:56
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump plans to lead a meeting of the heads of state of the United Nations Security Council on Iran in late September, his envoy Nikki Haley announced Tuesday. With the United States now holding the presidency of the Securi ...

The Hill: American allies wanted — why Kurdistan may be one

Justice for Kurds - 2018-09-02 04:20
Following a new executive order for “biting sanctions” against Iran, United States-Iran tensions have intensified. Recently in several Iranian cities protests signal a growing panic. As U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said at The Pentagon recently that ...

The Kurds Once Again Face American Abandonment

The Kurdish Project - 2018-09-01 02:19
The United States could use its presence to provide its Kurdish allies with time, space, and security to reach an arrangement with Damascus on key questions of control and governance. The post The Kurds Once Again Face American Abandonment appeared first ...

A Saudi-Iran oil price war could break up OPEC

Waar Media - 2018-08-28 16:02
WAAR-DUHOK: When OPEC and Russia shook on increasing crude oil production by a million barrels daily to stop the oil price climb that had begun getting uncomfortable for consumers from Asia to the United States, there was no sign of what was to come just ...

Iran opens lawsuit against US sanctions at ICJ

Waar Media - 2018-08-27 12:58
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran will argue Monday against renewed sanctions imposed by the United States, as a bitter legal battle between Tehran and Washington opens before the UN’s top court. US President Donald Trump reimposed a wave of tough unilateral sanctions on ...

Russia to start delivering S-400 defense system to Turkey in 2019

Waar Media - 2018-08-21 17:22
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia will begin delivering its advanced S-400 missile defense system to Turkey in 2019, the Interfax news agency cited Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport as saying on Tuesday. The United States has expressed concern that NATO memb ...

US Stepping up Efforts in Support of Abadi’s Second Term

BAS News - 2018-08-20 19:40
ERBIL — An official from the Iraq’s Islamic Da’wa Party, led by Nouri al-Maliki, has revealed that the United States is mounting pressure on political factions to support Haider al-Abadi reassume position of Iraqi premier. “The United States of America i ...

France’s Total leaves Iran amid sanctions threat from U.S.

Waar Media - 2018-08-20 16:52
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran’s oil minister says the French oil-and-natural-gas company Total has “officially left” Iran amid threats by the United States to impose sanctions against companies that do business in the country. Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh was q ...

U.S. says more sanctions await if Turkey does not free pastor

Reuters - 2018-08-17 03:21
The United States warned Turkey on Thursday to expect more economic sanctions unless it hands over detained American pastor Andrew Brunson, as relations between the two countries took a further turn for the worse. ...

FBI Arrests Iraqi Refugee for IS Membership

BAS News - 2018-08-16 15:55
ERBIL — An Iraqi refugee in the United States was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly taking part in the killing of an Iraqi officer as part of an Islamic State (IS) attack. Omar Abdulsattar Ameen, 45, alongside several other jihadists, killed the Iraqi ...

US favors Baghdad over Erbil

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-15 05:59
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (left) meets with US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC, United States, on March 2017. (Photo: Al Jazeera) ...

Erdogan says Turkey will boycott U.S. electronic products

Waar Media - 2018-08-14 14:31
WAAR-DUHOK: President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey would boycott electronic products from the United States, which has imposed sanctions and raised tariffs against Ankara in a dispute about the detention of a U.S. evangelical pastor. Erdogan sai ...

Trump signs massive $717 billion defense policy bill

Waar Media - 2018-08-14 11:11
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States is building up its military might “like we never have before,” President Donald Trump touted on Monday as he put the finishing touches on a massive $717 billion defense policy bill. Flanked by troops from the Army’s 10th Mou ...

US favors Baghdad over Erbil (still!)

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-14 01:45
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (left) meets with US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC, United States, on March 2017. (Photo: Al Jazeera) ...

Erdogan dismisses lira fears, says ‘we have our God’

Waar Media - 2018-08-10 12:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed concerns over the tumbling lira, calling on Turks to “have no worries”, after the currency hit record lows in recent weeks on the back of a widening rift with the United States. Ankara and Washin ...

Iran’s FM Zarif: World siding with Iran, no one trusts US anymore

Waar Media - 2018-08-08 13:32
WAAR-DUHOK: ran’s Foreign Ministers Mohammad Javad Zarif stated on Iranian state news channel IRINN that the global community is siding with Tehran in its spat with the United States and claimed no country trusts Washington anymore as a result of its con ...

Political Directors Meeting, Morocco – June 26, 2018.

The Global Coalition - 2018-08-08 09:27
Summary Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and United States Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk hosted a Coalition Political Directors Coalition meeting focusing on Africa in Skhirat, Morocco on June... L’article Political Directors Meeting, Morocco – ...

US to ‘fully enforce’ Iran sanctions reimposed this week

Waar Media - 2018-08-06 12:09
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States intends to fully enforce sanctions due to be reimposed against Iran early this week on orders from US President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. A first set of US sanctions that had been eased by ...

Bolton: No US government involvement in Venezuela drone blast

Waar Media - 2018-08-05 20:25
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States government had no involvement in Saturday’s drone blast at a military event where Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said Sunday. “I can say unequivocally ther ...

Pompeo, Cavusoglu meet as tensions grow over detained pastor

Waar Media - 2018-08-03 12:15
WAAR-DUHOK: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday in an attempt to stave off a diplomatic crisis between Washington and Ankara over the detention of an American pastor in Turkey. The United States is dem ...

US Reiterates Support for Reform Plan in Peshmerga Ministry

BAS News - 2018-08-01 23:56
ERBIL — The United States is willing to continue its support for the Kurdistan Region and its reform plan related to the Peshmerga ministry, said a senior military official. During a meeting with Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, Chief of Office Security ...

Ankara to Take Legal Action if Washington Doesn't Deliver F-35 Jets

BAS News - 2018-07-31 21:02
ERBIL - Turkey vowed on Tuesday to take legal action against the United States if the NATO ally does not deliver the F-35 warplanes to Ankara, a report said. Even though Ankara has already paid for the transfer of the F-35 jets from the US to Turkey, the ...

Trump says he’s willing to talk to Iran without preconditions

Waar Media - 2018-07-31 01:29
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would be willing to meet Iranian leaders without preconditions to discuss how to improve ties after he pulled the United States out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, saying, “If they want to meet, we ...

U.S.’ Pence reiterates Turkey facing sanctions unless Brunson released

Waar Media - 2018-07-30 12:18
WAAR-DUHOK: The Vice President of the United States Mike Pence reiterated that the decision of a Turkish court to release detained U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson to home arrest is not enough and the U.S. is prepared to implement sanctions against Turkey unti ...

Help is on the way, at last, for religious minorities in Iraq.

Nadia Murad - 2018-07-28 19:44
The United States will soon begin its first directly funded rebuilding projects for Iraqi Christian and Yazidi communities devastated by Islamic State militants, a U.S. official said Thursday.utm_term=.cc0aa6ce4010 ...

Putin invites Trump to Moscow in counteroffer

Waar Media - 2018-07-27 20:48
WAAR-DUHOK: Vladimir Putin said on Friday that he has invited Donald Trump to Moscow, countering an offer to visit the United States as a possible sequel to last week’s controversial summit in Helsinki. Putin also addressed Trump’s invitation to Washingt ...

Trump threatens Turkey with sanctions over detained U.S. pastor

Waar Media - 2018-07-27 09:20
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to impose economic sanctions on Turkey over its refusal to release an American pastor that has been detained in the country for more than a year. “The United States will impose large sanction ...

Trump warns Iran to never threaten U.S.

Waar Media - 2018-07-23 16:16
WAAR-DUHOK: President Donald Trump on Sunday warned Iranian President Hassan Rouhani not to threaten the United States again after Rouhani cautioned Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran. “Never, ever threaten the United States again or yo ...

Trump Responds to Iranian Leader's Threatening

BAS News - 2018-07-23 10:21
ERBIL - The United States President Donald Trump responded on Monday to his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani's threatening, warning him to never threaten the US "or it will suffer the consequences". "To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN T ...

Interfax: Russia ready to discuss Putin Washington visit

Waar Media - 2018-07-20 12:48
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia is ready to discuss a proposed new meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, Interfax news agency cited Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, as saying on Friday. The W ...

Trump invites Putin to Washington despite U.S. uproar over Helsinki summit

Waar Media - 2018-07-20 10:20
WAAR-DUHOK: President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington this autumn, the White House said on Thursday, a daring rebuttal to the torrent of criticism in the United States over Trump’s failure to publicly confront Puti ...

NATO summit kicks off in Brussels

Waar Media - 2018-07-11 18:01
WAAR-DUHOK: NATO heads of state summit with Afghanistan on its agenda has kicked off a few minutes back in Brussels. Heads of states and collation partners from 43 countries, including US President Donald Trump, United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May ...

Russia: US has no clear strategy for Syria

Waar Media - 2018-07-11 15:03
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States has no clear strategy for Syria, Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said in an interview with Italy’s Il Giornale daily published on Wednesday. “Since US lawmakers and experts have been calling on the govern ...

The Justice for Kurds Network of Student Ambassadors

Justice for Kurds - 2018-07-10 06:12
Justice for Kurds announces the launch of its new program: The Justice for Kurds Network of Student Ambassadors. The initiative has been established to bring together the brightest and most accomplished students from the United States, Europe and around t ...

U.S. diplomats, Kurdistan PM break ground for largest consulate in Erbil

E-Kurd - 2018-07-08 00:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Senior officials from Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the US State Department broke ground on the largest US consulate in the world on Friday, July 6. In July 2011, the United States opened its first ...

Europe threatens US with new tariffs worth $300bn as trade war escalates

Waar Media - 2018-07-03 15:42
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States could get a new round of retaliatory tariffs worth as much as $300 billion, if it moves ahead with new duties on European cars, the EU has warned. In a written statement to the US Department of Commerce Brussels reportedly w ...

Wassup With This Court? – It’s Vulgar Politics

E-Kurd - 2018-07-01 13:08
Deyan Ranko Brashich | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Larry Flynt, the legal scholar and publisher of Hustler magazine is one of my heroes, a staunch defender of civil rights and of the 1st, 5th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States. As pa ...

US likely to block F-35 sale if Turkey buys Russian missile

Waar Media - 2018-06-28 15:56
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States could still block the delivery of F-35 stealth jets to Turkey if Ankara buys Russia’s S-400 air defense system, a senior official said Wednesday. U.S. defense giant Lockheed Martin delivered an F-35 to Turkish officials in T ...

Iraqi Shi'ite Politician Accuses US of Letting IS Re-emerge

BAS News - 2018-06-24 12:57
ERBIL - An Iraqi politician has accused the United States of switching its policies against the Islamic State (IS), claiming that it might let the extremist group return to some parts of Iraq once again. Baqir Jabr Al-Zubeidi, a former commander of the B ...

Pentagon decides to freeze its own plans in Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-06-20 11:40
WAAR-DUHOK: The Washington Times reported that the Pentagon has frozen the Pentagon’s plans for Iraq despite the talk of a partnership between the United States and NATO to train and advise Iraqi forces in order not to allow the return of a ” As it drew ...

44 members of US Congress urge Mattis to halt F-35 delivery to Turkey

Waar Media - 2018-06-16 17:57
WAAR-DUHOK: It would be “inconceivable” for the United States to go through with a deal supplying advanced F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, 44 members of the US House of Representatives warned in a letter on Friday to Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Turke ...

U.S., EU take small step on trade, but no breakthrough at G7 summit

Waar Media - 2018-06-09 14:47
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States and European Union will establish a dialogue on trade within the next two weeks, a French official said on Friday, signaling a modest step forward for bitterly divided allies at a Group of Seven summit in Canada. U.S. tradin ...

White House: Austria offers to host Putin-Trump meeting

Waar Media - 2018-06-08 10:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Austria has informed the United States that it was ready to host a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump, a source in the National Security Council at the White House told reporters. “The Austria ...

Syrian Kurdish YPG says will pull military advisers from Manbij

Reuters - 2018-06-05 18:50
BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Tuesday its military advisers would leave Syria's Manbij, a day after Turkey and the United States reached an agreement for administering the area that includes a longstanding Turkish demand ...

YPG to leave Syria’s Manbij after US-Turkey deal

The Defense Post - 2018-06-05 18:47
The People's Protection Units (YPG) announced that it would withdraw advisors from the Syrian city of Manbij, a day after the United States and Turkey agreed to a roadmap The post YPG to leave Syria’s Manbij after US-Turkey deal appeared first on The Def ...

US-Turkish talks end ambiguously

Kurdistan24 - 2018-06-05 00:52
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at the State Department in Washington, US, June 4, 2018. (Photo: Reuters/Leah Millis) ...

Turkey, US Agree on Roadmap For Syria's Manbij

BAS News - 2018-06-04 23:29
ERBIL - The United States and Turkey announced in a joint statement on Monday that they had approved a "road map" for the northern city of Manbij in Syria and confirmed their joint commitment to its implementation. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusog ...

Turkey, U.S. endorse roadmap for Kurdish city of Manbij

Waar Media - 2018-06-04 20:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey and the United States on Monday endorsed a roadmap for the northern Kurdish-Syrian city of Manbij and underlined their mutual commitment to its implementation following a meeting of their foreign ministers in Washington. The move, long ...

Pentagon warns Syria’s Assad against attacking Kurdish forces in Rojava

Waar Media - 2018-06-01 15:27
WAAR-DUHOK: The Pentagon on Thursday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad not to carry out an offensive against Kurdish-led forces backed by the United States that control Rojava-country’s north-east. “Any interested party in Syria should understand t ...

US State Dept.: We don’t have any agreements yet with Turkey on Manbij

Waar Media - 2018-05-30 20:52
WAAR-DUHOK: There is not yet any agreements between the United States and Turkey on Syria’s Manbij, the State Department said on May 29. “We don’t have any agreements yet with the government of Turkey. We announced previously that the United States and t ...

Kurdish Film on Aylan Kurdi to Go on Screen in US

BAS News - 2018-05-28 22:51
ERBIL — A Kurdish film which narrates the life of Kurdish toddler Aylan Kurdi, who lost his life with his mother and sisters while attempting to cross the sea to the Europe, will go on screen in the United States. The film’s director, Jubrail Abubakir, t ...

IRAN SECURITY FORCES TO CONFRONT UNREST THAT SERVES U.S.

Roji Kurd - 2018-05-28 00:05
Iranian security forces will “resolutely confront” unrest that could be exploited by the United States and other enemies, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday, after a wave of protests over mostly economic issues across Iran. Roji Kurd: “Judicial and sec ...

North Korea Threatens to Walk Away from Trump-Kim Summit: Report

BAS News - 2018-05-24 10:59
ERBIL - North Korea threatened on Thursday to cancel the Trump-Kim summit if the United States carries on doing what Pyongyang described as "unlawful and outrageous acts" which could hurt its "goodwill", said a report. "Whether the US will meet us at a m ...

U.S. sanctions five Iranians it says assisted Yemen’s Houthis

Roji Kurd - 2018-05-23 00:05
The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on five Iranians it said had provided Yemen’s Houthis with expertise and weaponry that were then used to launch missiles at cities and oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia. Roji Kurd: After the Trump’s drop fro ...

Iran says Europe’s support for nuclear deal not enough

Roji Kurd - 2018-05-21 00:06
The European Union is not doing enough to preserve the benefits for Iran from the 2015 international nuclear pact following the withdrawal of the United States, Iran’s foreign minister told the EU’s energy chief on Sunday. Roji Kurd: Miguel Arias Canete, ...

Iran Calls on Muslim Nations to Cut Ties with Israel

BAS News - 2018-05-19 23:05
ERBIL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday called on the Muslim nations to cut their ties with Israel and end trade with the United States. "I call on countries to totally cut their relations with the Zionist regime [Israel] and also to revise th ...
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