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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 ...

Another Leading Figure of Baath Regime Dies: Reports

BAS News - 2018-05-19 12:24
ERBIL - Iraqi authorities announced on Friday the death of Major General Iyad Fitih al-Rawi in Baghdad after a stroke, who one of the 55 most wanted by the United States after its invasion of Iraq in 2003. Rawi was sentenced to life in prison by the Supr ...

US, Gulf Arab states place sanctions on Hezbollah leadership

Waar Media - 2018-05-17 12:36
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States and six Gulf Arab states announced sanctions Wednesday on the leadership of Hezbollah, as Washington seeks to step up economic pressure on Iran and its allies in the region. The US and Saudi-led Terrorist Financing and Targe ...

Prospect of Talks and Threat of Escalation Both Rise in Yemen

International Crisis Group - 2018-05-16 18:48
As the Yemen war enters its fourth year, prospects for military escalation are growing between Saudi Arabia and its allies, particularly the United States, and Iran. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2018 – First Update, Crisis Group warns European pol ...

New York Times: U.S. Takes a Risk: Old Iraqi Enemies Are Now Allies

Justice for Kurds - 2018-05-15 10:19
MOSUL, Iraq — Iraq’s interior minister, Qassim al-Araji, has a troubled history with the United States. He was detained twice by the Americans at the notorious Camp Bucca prison during the Iraq war and held for 23 months, accused of smuggling Iranian-made ...

In Pursuit of Peace: 2018 Award Dinner

International Crisis Group - 2018-05-09 23:01
On Wednesday 3 October 2018, Crisis Group's 2018 Award Dinner will honour inspiring people who are champions for the victims of war. Wednesday, October 3, 2018Mandarin Oriental, New York City, New York, United States ...

Turkish media: Turkey to receive first F-35 fighter from US next month

Waar Media - 2018-05-09 22:32
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States will deliver the first F-35 joint strike fighter to Turkey on June 21 as part of a longstanding partnership between the two allies, despite attempts by the U.S. Congress to block the procurement of such weaponry to the Turki ...

UK, France, Germany Remain Committed to Iran Nuke Deal

BAS News - 2018-05-07 23:18
ERBIL — The United Kingdom, Germany and France on Monday made it clear that they would honour the Iran Nuclear Deal even if the United States pulls out. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas stated at a joint press conference with his French counterpart Jea ...

Inauguration of The Donald J Trump Presidential Library and Museum

E-Kurd - 2018-05-07 16:15
Deyan Ranko Brashich | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Donald J. Trump, the President of the United States and First Lady Melania Trump will attend the official opening of the Donald J. Trump Presidential Library and Museum on July 4, 2018 Independence Day in ant ...

Pictures: Fire Incident at US Embassy in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-04-30 20:02
ERBIL — A fire broke out on Monday at an area in Baghdad’s Green Zone where the United States Embassy is located. According to Iraq’s local news agencies, the fire started from the generators which provide electricity to the US facility. The proportion o ...

US to Expand Anti-IS Efforts in Syria: Mattis

BAS News - 2018-04-26 18:12
ERBIL — The United States has announced its plan of expanding its anti-Islamic State (IS) efforts in Syria in coordination with regional partners. "Right now we are not withdrawing [US troops from Syria]," Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee, ...

Macron: We have to counter Iran’s influence in Syria

Waar Media - 2018-04-23 11:30
WAAR-DUHOK: French President Emmanuel Macron has encouraged the United States and allies to stay with France in post-Islamic State Syria and counter Iran’s influence in the country. “We will have to build a new Syria after war and that is why I think the ...

France Calls on US, Allies to Stay in Post-IS Syria

BAS News - 2018-04-23 01:51
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron has encouraged the United States and allies to stay with France in post-Islamic State Syria and counter Iran’s influence in the country. “We will have to build a new Syria after war and that is why I think the US ...

Iran vows ‘expected and unexpected’ moves if U.S. exits nuclear deal

Roji Kurd - 2018-04-22 00:01
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran’s atomic agency was ready with “expected and unexpected” reactions if the United States pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal, as U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to do. Roji Kurd: “Our ...

Macron Convinces Trump to Maintain US Troops in Syria

BAS News - 2018-04-15 23:18
ERBIL - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that he convinced his US counterpart, Donald Trump, to keep his country's forces in Syria. "Ten days ago, President Trump was saying the United States of America had a duty to disengage from Syria," ...

Kremlin: Putin, Rouhani discuss situation in Syria after missile strike

Waar Media - 2018-04-15 19:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Hassan Rouhani of Iran exchanged views on the current situation in Syria following a missile strike delivered by the United States and its allies, the Kremlin press service said on Sunday after their te ...

US, France, Britain launch new UN bid for Syria chemical weapons probe

Waar Media - 2018-04-15 13:10
WAAR-DUHOK: Hours after striking Syria, the United States, France and Britain on Saturday launched a new bid at the United Nations to investigate chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The three allies circulated a joint draft resolution at the Security Coun ...

US Warns Hashd al-Shaabi to Not Target Its Forces in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-04-14 23:29
ERBIL — The United States has warned the Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi about any possible military move against the US forces across Iraq, a source claimed. A political source, quoted by the Iraqi media outlets, said that the United States h ...

UNSC fails to adopt Russia-drafted resolution condemning Syria strike

Waar Media - 2018-04-14 22:12
WAAR-DUHOK: The United Nations Security Council did not approve on Saturday the Russia-drafted resolution that condemns air strikes launched by the United States and its allies against Syria. Three countries – Russia, China and Bolivia – voted in favor o ...

U.S., France and U.K. Strike Syria Over Chemical Attack

Waar Media - 2018-04-14 11:49
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States, together with France and the U.K., carried out precision air strikes against targets in Syria following a suspected nerve gas attack on the Syrian town of Douma last Saturday. Explosions were heard in Damascus, Aleppo and H ...

Russia calls on West to think twice before launching strikes on Syria

Waar Media - 2018-04-13 20:39
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya has called on the United States and other Western countries looking at a possible strike on Syria to think twice and stop driving the world to a red line. “The situation ...

Haley urges UN to ‘see justice done’ in Syria, vows US response

Waar Media - 2018-04-10 12:49
WAAR-DUHOK: US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Monday urged the United Nations Security Council to act following the latest alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, warning the United States was ready to respond. Russia said a US military strike against Syria ...

The US and ICC May Still Steer Past Each Other–Why and How

International Crisis Group - 2018-04-07 00:32
Since the International Criminal Court's prosecutor announced that she would seek permission to open an investigation into the situation in Afghanistan, the United States and the ICC have been on a slow motion collision course. The stakes are high for th ...

U.S. slaps sanctions on Putin cronies for Russia’s ‘malign activity’

Roji Kurd - 2018-04-07 00:09
The United States imposed major sanctions on Friday against 24 Russians, striking at allies of President Vladimir Putin in one of Washington’s most aggressive moves to punish Moscow for its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and other “malign act ...

Facing Kurds, Erdogan bets on Putin

Roji Kurd - 2018-04-06 00:02
The Turkish president, whose army threatens Manbij, pushes his advantage against the Kurds, at the expense of the United States. Roji Kurd: Welcomed in Ankara by 21 guns and the guard on horseback, Russian President Vladimir Putin was treated as a disting ...

The President’s Take | The U.S. in CrisisWatch?

International Crisis Group - 2018-04-04 01:43
Our President Robert Malley’s monthly column to accompany the CrisisWatch conflict tracker for March/April 2018 asks if it is time to include the United States on our list. He also flags escalating crises in Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Yemen and Israel-Palestine ...

US Sends Condolences to Kurdish PM over Brother's Passing

BAS News - 2018-04-03 13:35
ERBIL - The US State Department has extended on Tuesday its "deepest condolences" to the Kurdistan Region PM Nechrivan Barzani following a sudden passing of his brother Dlovan Barzani. "The United States together with our team in Baghdad and Erbil extend ...

US Sending Reinforcement to Manbij: Report

BAS News - 2018-04-01 21:47
ERBIL — The United States is reportedly sending additional troops to the norther Syrian town of Manbij where Turkey threatens to attack soon. Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency claimed on Sunday that the new reinforcement is made up of approximately 300 US ...

Second plane with Russian diplomats expelled from US arrives in Moscow

Waar Media - 2018-04-01 17:43
WAAR-DUHOK: The second plane carrying Russian diplomats expelled by the United States over the so-called Skripal case has landed at Moscow’s Vnukovo-2 airport, a TASS correspondent reports from the scene. The Il-96 plane brought home 14 staff members of ...

Syrian town expects U.S. to fend off Turkey’s threat of attack

Seattle Times - 2018-03-30 18:25
The northwestern Syrian town of Manbij is at the heart of a tussle among Syria's Kurds, the United States and Turkey. Turkey has threatened to wrest it from Kurdish hands, but American troops patrol there alongside their Kurdish allies ...

Erdogan’s parallel universe

Kathimerini - 2018-03-24 10:09
on the United States’ Kurdish allies who fought against the so-called Islamic State has generally been met ...

US expresses ‘deeply concerned’ over Afrin’s occupation

Waar Media - 2018-03-20 15:55
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States on Monday said it was “deeply concerned” with recent developments in Syrian Kurdistan’s Afrin region which was taken over by Turkish forces and Syrian rebel allies the previous day. “The United States is deeply concerned ove ...

US “Deeply Concerned” About Situation in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-19 19:19
ERBIL — The United State expressed on Monday concerns over the crisis in the Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin after the Turkish army and its allied militias entered the city. “The United States calls on all relevant actors operating in the northwest, includi ...

Senior Kurdish official, key to US policy in Syria, killed

Washington Post - 2018-03-15 23:27
A senior Kurdish official who played a key role with the United States in implementing its post-Islamic State group policy in northern Syria has been found dead in his apartment, Kurdish officials said Thursday. ...

US Welcomes Lifting of Air Blockade on Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2018-03-15 18:32
ERBIL— The United States on Thursday welcomed the agreement between Erbil and Baghdad which allows the resumption of international flights to the Kurdistan Region. “The negotiations to re-open these airports represent an example of how constructive dialo ...

Senior Kurdish official, key to US policy in Syria, killed

FOX News - 2018-03-15 17:02
A senior Kurdish official who played a key role with the United States in implementing its post-Islamic State group policy in northern Syria has been found dead in his apartment, Kurdish officials said Thursday. ...

Turkey and US to Secure Manbij: FM

BAS News - 2018-03-13 20:33
ERBIL — Turkey and the United States will oversee the withdrawal of Syrian-Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters from the town of Manbij in northern Syria and their soldiers will provide security for the region, Hürriyet Daily News quoted Turk ...

Pentagon Warns Syrian Regime Against Using of Chemical Weapons

BAS News - 2018-03-11 23:08
ERBIL — The United States (US) Defense Secretary James Mattis on Sunday warned the Syrian government not to use chemical weapons in its civil war. The Trump administration has made it clear that it would be "very unwise" to use gas in its attacks, he ind ...

Kurdistan 24: Bernard-Henri Lévy: Kurds were betrayed

Justice for Kurds - 2018-03-11 22:27
WASHINGTON DC, United States (Kurdistan 24) – Renowned French intellectual, Bernard-Henri Levy, discussed the current situation facing the Kurds after the showing of his film, Peshmerga, on Capitol Hill earlier this week. Bilal Wahab, a Fellow of The Wash ...

Salih Muslim Urges UN, US Break Silence About Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-11 14:59
ERBIL - Syrian Kurdish leader Salih Muslim on Saturday has called on the UN and president of the United States Donald Trump to break their silence about the attacks being carried out by the Islamic State (IS) and "its sponsors". "To all humanity defender ...

SDF forces withdrawals from ISIS fronts to Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-03-09 14:38
WAAR-DUHOK: US-backed forces in eastern Syria said on Tuesday that they had decided to withdraw from the front lines of the war against the Islamic State (ISIS) to battle Turkey, an ally of the United States and member of NATO, elsewhere in the country. ...

JFK launched at US Congressional screening of Peshmerga

Justice for Kurds - 2018-03-08 23:36
On March 6, 2018, Justice for Kurds was launched with a screening of Bernard-Henri Lévy’s film Peshmerga on Capitol Hill for United States Senators, Congressmen, White House officials, leading scholars at Washington’s think tanks, the media and the Kurdis ...

Don’t abandon the Kurds to the ‘mercies’ of Turkey’s tyrant

The Kurdish Project - 2018-03-06 10:55
The following article was originally published in New York Post. The United States has been the protector and ally of the Kurds for a quarter-century. And the Kurds have proven to be, man-for-man and woman-for-woman, the best fighters in the region. With ...

“Peshmerga” Film to Go on Screen in Washington D.C

BAS News - 2018-03-06 10:44
ERBIL - “Peshmerga”, a documentary produced by the French director Bernard-Henri Lévy, is set to be played on Tuesday, March 6th, in the United States. The “Peshmerga” film shows the bravery of the Peshmerga forces in destroying the myth of the Islamic S ...

On the front line of Turkey's fight with Kurds in Syria

CBS News - 2018-03-05 23:12
The war in Syria is getting even more complicated as Turkey continues attacking U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in the northern district of Afrin. The Kurds have been the United States' most effective ally in the battle against ISIS in Syria. Seth Doane trav ...

US embassy in Ankara is closing

ANHA - 2018-03-05 11:42
NEWS DESK – The United States Embassy in Ankara closes its doors on Monday as a result of security threats. The Embassy of the United States of America in the Turkish capital Ankara issued a statement saying it would be closed to the public on March 5 bec ...

Excuse Me United States, Your Password is Showing

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-03-03 02:07
A recent analysis of a new variant of a widespread ransomware attack illustrated just how sophisticated, yet simple, breaching computer security has become. The attack, known as “Emotet,” hit the Pennsylvania city of Allentown, breaking through firewalls ...

Nathan Sills: ISIS became more dangerous

ANHA - 2018-03-01 14:14
NEWS DESK – The United States announced that IS mercenaries develops and adapts to the defeats suffered in Syria and Iraq, and warned that ISIS turns from “jihadi organization” to decentralization, which makes them more dangerous. The International Allian ...

US negotiates Turkey for Afrin

ANHA - 2018-02-26 23:13
NEWS DESK- Diplomatic researches are ongoing between the American United States (US) and Turkey for the de-escalation zones in Afrin. The Pentagon said that Washington negotiates with Ankara for reducing tension in the Syrian area of Afrin, while Turkey h ...

U.S. ready to open Jerusalem embassy in May

Waar Media - 2018-02-24 17:53
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States said on Friday it will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble U.S. allies who have already objected. U.S. President Donald Trump anno ...

KRSC’s Chancellor Masrour Barzani arrives in U.S.

Waar Media - 2018-02-22 17:40
WAAR-DUHOK: The Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), arrived in the United States on Thursday. KRSC Chancellor Masrour Barzani is expected to meet with senior US officials at both the White House and Congress, in Washington DC. The ...

The beginnings of a NATO crisis

Kathimerini - 2018-02-18 00:45
have engaged in a war against Kurdish rebels in northern Syria where the United States maintains... its foundation as Turkish troops have engaged in a war against Kurdish rebels in northern Syria where... that the Kurdish question poses a major security p ...

Meet America’s Syrian Allies Who Helped Defeat ISIS

New York Times - 2018-02-17 13:04
They are Arabs and Kurds, men and women, young and old. Meet some of the fighters who teamed up with the United States to drive the Islamic State out of northeastern Syria. ...
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