Breaking News from Kurdistan, Europe and Middle East

Latest news

Withdraw

PYD Might Consider Allying With Damascus Only If US Forces Withdraw - Kurdish Politician - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2020-07-01 10:18

Iraq demands Turkey to ‘stop bombardment, withdraw forces’ from north | Arab News

Arabnews - 2020-06-25 03:54

Iraq urges Turkey to halt military operations in Kurdish north 'We stress the necessity for Turkey to stop its bombing and withdraw its aggressive forces from Iraqi territories,' the Iraqi Foreign Ministry said June 18, 2020

The National AE - 2020-06-18 23:59

Iraq demands Turkey 'stop bombardment, withdraw forces' from north

Gulan Media - 2020-06-18 20:54

Iraq demands Turkey to ‘stop bombardment, withdraw forces’

ANF - 2020-06-18 15:55
On Sunday night, Turkish air force carried out a massive campaign targeting Maxmur, Shengal and guerrilla-held areas in northern Iraq. ...

23 hours ago Spanish troops to withdraw from Besmaya military base in southeastern Baghdad

Rûdaw - 2020-06-11 08:28

EU calls on conflict parties in Libya to withdraw foreign forces

ANF - 2020-06-10 15:57
EU members urged all members of conflict to end operations and engage in peace talks, while Haftar forces retreated due to the Libyan Army's advance toward Sirte. ...

Donald Trump To Withdraw US Troops From Afghanistan Ahead Of Schedule | EurAsian Times: Latest Asian, Middle-East, EurAsian, Indian News

Eurasiantimes - 2020-06-01 06:50

ANF: 670 intellectuals say no to ‘fratricidal war’ among Kurds

Justice for Kurds - 2020-05-24 00:27
“We don’t want a fratricidal war,” said 670 intellectuals in a text they sent to the authorities of South Kurdistan. The statement demanded the forces sent to Zînî Wertê to withdraw. 670 intellectuals and artists signed and sent a letter to all parties in ...

670 intellectuals say no to 'fratricidal war' among Kurds

ANF - 2020-05-19 13:17
"We don't want a fratricidal war," said 670 intellectuals in a text they sent to the authorities of South Kurdistan. The statement demanded the forces sent to Zînî Wertê to withdraw. ...

670 intellectuals say no to 'fratricide war' among Kurds

ANF - 2020-05-19 11:44
"We don't want a fratricide war," said 670 intellectuals in a text they sent to the authorities of South Kurdistan. The statement demanded the forces sent to Zînî Wertê to withdraw. ...

Religious leaders urge KDP to withdraw its forces from Zini Werte

ANF - 2020-05-05 15:03
A delegation from South Kurdistan said that the forces stationed in Zini Werte should rather be moved to the areas under ISIS threat. ...

People in Zînî Wertêliler ask the KDP to withdraw its forces

ANF - 2020-04-20 11:54
The people of Zînî Wertê called on the KDP to withdraw its military forces from the region. ...

Withdraw from Iraq and Stop at Least One Endless War - Antiwar.com Original

Antiwar - 2020-04-16 23:47

Close the Bases in Iraq and Syria and Withdraw All U.S. Troops. Immediately.

Townhall - 2020-04-10 03:11

Iraqi parties endorse Mustafa Al Kadhimi for premier designate Sunni and Kurdish blocs withdraw support for Adnan Al Zurfi after Shiite consensus April 8, 2020

The National AE - 2020-04-09 07:12

Trump defends decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria ahead of Turkey incursion as GOP leaders push back - Chicago Tribune

Chicagotribune - 2020-04-07 23:54

The mediaLine: ISIS Keeps Up Attacks in Iraq and Syria as Virus Spreads

Justice for Kurds - 2020-03-30 06:37
Terrorists aim to drive wedge between forces that beat them and local population Attacks by ISIS and other armed groups are continuing in Iraq and Syria as some US-led coalition forces withdraw and the novel coronavirus sweeps the region. In Iraq, attacks ...

France announces withdrawal from Iraq

ANF - 2020-03-26 10:42
France announced it will withdraw all troops it has stationed in Iraq due to the coronavirus outbreak. ...

Gulftimes : Syrian Kurdish YPG to withdraw from strip along Turkish border

Gulf Times - 2020-03-22 14:03

Utah Kurdish community rallies against Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria - Deseret News

Deseret - 2020-03-22 07:14

PYD: The Turkish state must get out of Afrin

ANF - 2020-03-18 09:52
The PYD pointed out that the solution of the crisis in Syria is for the Turkish state to withdraw from the lands it has occupied. ...

'Honest mistake': Pentagon denies plans to withdraw troops from Iraq | Euronews

Euronews - 2020-03-01 20:41

Turkey cannot withdraw from Syria without deal, columnist says | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2020-02-25 15:56

Haftar: Any ceasefire would be contingent on Turkish withdrawal

ANF - 2020-02-21 13:18
Libyan eastern-based military leader Khalifa Haftar demanded that Turkey withdraw its troops and Syrian fighters before any halt to his offensive on the capital Tripoli. ...

Iraq denies MP’s claim that France, Germany and Australia requested to withdraw troops - The National

Thenational - 2020-02-14 16:00

HDP’s Kubilay: Turkey must withdraw unconditionally from Syria

ANF - 2020-02-08 15:41
HDP spokesperson Günay Kubilay has called for an unconditional withdrawal of Turkey from Syria. He said Erdoğan must respect the Syrian peoples’ right to self-determination and explain what Turkish soldiers are dying for in Idlib. ...

Turkish-backed militias set to withdraw from M5

ANF - 2020-02-08 13:53
In the run-up to a visit by a Russian delegation to Ankara today, the Turkish-backed jihadists are said to have decided to withdraw from the M5 motorway between Idlib and Aleppo. Erdoğan takes a step backwards. ...

Protesters demand PMF withdraw from Iraq’s Nineveh | Rudaw.net

Rûdaw - 2020-02-06 22:30

Syrie : le commandant des forces démocratiques déclare que les Kurdes sont prêts à dialoguer si Ankara est sincère @amberinzaman

L'Important - 2020-01-23 18:53
In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor in northeast Syria, General Mazlum Kobane spoke on a range of issues including prospects for reviving dialogue with Turkey, President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria and the impa ...

US troops unlikley to withdraw from Iraq anytime soon, experts say

Alkhaleejtoday - 2020-01-21 19:17

Mike Pence: Turkey agrees to five-day cease-fire to withdraw Kurdish fighters - Washington Times

Washingtontimes - 2020-01-17 12:36

Kurdish forces withdraw from key town as part of cease-fire with Turkey - The Boston Globe

Bostonglobe - 2020-01-14 14:53

Washington dismisses Iraq request to withdraw troops

E-Kurd - 2020-01-10 22:34
WASHINGTON,— Washington on Friday dismissed an Iraqi request to prepare to pull out its troops, amid heightened U.S.-Iranian tensions after the U.S. killing of an Iranian commander in Baghdad, and said it was exploring a possible expansion of NATO’s prese ...

The Washington Post: Here’s what might happen if the U.S. were to suddenly quit Iraq

Justice for Kurds - 2020-01-10 22:12
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has asked U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to set up a mechanism for U.S. troops to withdraw from the country, according to an Iraqi statement released Friday. On Sunday, the Iraqi parliament issued a nonbinding ca ...

Iraqi PM tells Mike Pompeo to decide how to withdraw troops

Usatoday - 2020-01-10 20:44

US troops unlikely to withdraw from Iraq anytime soon, experts say - The National

Thenational - 2020-01-08 21:35

US Troops Withdraw from Two Bases in Northeast of Syria

Gulan Media - 2020-01-08 21:06

US Troops Withdraw from Two Bases in Northeast of Syria

BAS News - 2020-01-08 20:48
ERBIL - The US forces withdrew from a couple of its bases in northeast of Syria on Wednesday, only hours after an Iran missile attack on US troops in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, state media said. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said in a report tha ...

US threat to withdraw from African security efforts leaves Sahel vulnerable | The Africa Report.com

Theafricareport - 2020-01-08 16:13

U.S. military says it will withdraw from Iraq: official letter

E-Kurd - 2020-01-08 03:01
U.S. military tells Iraq it is preparing to ‘move out’ BAGHDAD,— The US military informed its counterparts in Baghdad on Monday it was preparing for “movement out of Iraq,” a day after the Iraqi parliament urged the government oust foreign troops. The hea ...

German troops to partially withdraw from Iraq

ANF - 2020-01-08 01:46
After the Iraqi parliament decided that foreign troops should leave the country, the German government ordered a partial withdrawal. ...

US Won’t Withdraw Troops: Kurdistan Vice President

BAS News - 2020-01-08 01:46
ERBIL — The United States will not withdraw its troops, Kurdistan Region Vice President Jafaar Mustafa said after reports about the possibility of US forces being expelled by the Iraqi government or voluntarily withdrawing from the country. “US troops wi ...

No Plans for France to Withdraw Troops from Iraq

BAS News - 2020-01-08 01:46
ERBIL - France has no plans to withdraw its troops from Iraq as several members of the US-led coalition members are planning to relocate their forces from the country for security concerns. Following the killing of a top Iranian military commander in Bag ...

Trump Says "Not Right Point" to Leave Iraq

BAS News - 2020-01-08 01:46
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he believes this was not "the right point" for his country to withdraw the forces from Iraq. Trump's remarks came after the Iraqi parliament passed a resolution to oust the US and other foreign troop ...

Turkey says will not withdraw from army posts in Syria's Idlib - Saudi Gazette

Saudigazette - 2020-01-08 01:13

US embassy attack: Protesters withdraw after standoff in Iraq

BBC - 2020-01-02 03:41
Protesters have left the US embassy compound in Baghdad, but the situation remains tense. ...

Turkey Says Will Not Withdraw From Army Posts in Syria's Idlib | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2020-01-01 23:10

All Shiite militias withdraw from U.S. embassy perimeter: Iraqi military

E-Kurd - 2020-01-01 22:52
BAGHDAD,— All members of Shiite paramilitary groups and their supporters who have been protesting against U.S. air strikes in Iraq have withdrawn from the perimeter of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday, the Iraqi military said. “All protesters hav ...

PMF orders its supporters to withdraw from US embassy in Baghdad

Kurdistan24 - 2020-01-01 18:59

Hashd al-Shaabi withdraws from the US Embassy in Baghdad

ANF - 2020-01-01 16:38
The Shiite militia Hashd al-Shaabi has called on its members and supporters to withdraw from the US embassy in Baghdad. In front of the compound, a sit-in action had been going on after serious clashes with security forces. ...

Iraqi paramilitary Shiite groups call on supporters to withdraw from U.S. embassy

E-Kurd - 2020-01-01 16:05
BAGHDAD,— Paramilitary groups who have been protesting against U.S. air strikes in Iraq told their supporters to withdraw from the perimeter of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday, although there was no immediate sign of a pullout. The embassy’s out ...

Danish MP: Turkish troops must withdraw from Syria

ANF - 2019-12-19 13:30
A delegation of the Red-Green Alliance from Denmark is currently in Rojava. Søren Søndergaard demands the immediate withdrawal of Turkish troops from Syria. ...

Assad Accuses US of Selling Syrian Oil to Turkey

BAS News - 2019-12-16 15:54
ERBIL — The president of Syrian regime, Bashar al-Assad, has accused the United States of stealing Syrian oil and selling it to Turkey. Following the US decision to withdraw troops from Syria earlier this year, President Donald Trump said a small number ...

HDP: We did not withdraw from GABB, GABB was seized

ANF - 2019-12-10 08:58
HDP deputy co-chair, Salim Kaplan, said: "We did not withdraw from GABB, GABB was seized." ...

On Iraq visit, Pence reassures Kurds and discusses protests with prime minister

Reuters - 2019-11-24 02:53
Vice President Mike Pence visited Iraq on Saturday to reassure Iraqi Kurds of U.S. support after President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria drew criticism that Washington had betrayed its Kurdish allies there. ...

HDP would withdraw from parliament if voters urged it - pro-Kurdish opposition leader | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-23 18:57

Kurds in US struggle with distance amid Syria crisis abroad

Seattle Times - 2019-11-22 18:29
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When President Donald Trump abruptly announced plans to withdraw American troops from northern Syria last month, Nashville’s city hall and a bridge below the downtown skyline lit up in the green, yellow and red of the Kurdish flag ...

Valdai: Understanding Political Settlement Between Damascus and the Kurds

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-22 17:57
After Donald Trump’s controversial but predictable decision to withdraw American troops from northeast Syria in October, followed by Turkey’s ongoing military intervention, negotiation between Damascus and the Kurds has become inevitable, with significant ...

Turkey assures Russia it won’t resume military operation in northern Syria, says Lavrov

TASS - 2019-11-20 19:39
Russia’s top diplomat commented on a statement by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu that the United States and Russia allegedly had not done everything to withdraw Kurdish forces from the Turkish-Syrian border ...

Turkish remarks on operation in Syria are brazen blackmail, says expert

TASS - 2019-11-19 19:43
Earlier, Ankara announced that it was ready to resume its Peace Spring military operation in Syria if the Kurdish People's Protection Units do not withdraw its fighters away from the Turkish-Syrian border ...

Turkish Forces to Withdraw from Tal Tamir: SDF

BAS News - 2019-11-18 16:14
ERBIL - The Turkish forces are expected to withdraw from the Syrian city of Tal Tamir within a short period of time, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Monday. Speaking to al-Watan newspaper on condition of anonymity, a SDF commander ...

Turkey agrees to pause fighting, but not to withdraw forces from Northern Syria | World News, The Indian Express

Indianexpress - 2019-11-16 17:36

Syria offensive ends if Kurdish fighters withdraw, says Erdogan | Reuters.com

Reuters - 2019-11-16 16:48

Damascus Expects Turkey To Pull Back After Kurds Withdraw Forces From Border - Assad - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-11-15 20:24

Five things you need to know: Turkey agrees ceasefire deal with US to make Kurds withdraw

Newstatesman - 2019-11-14 18:37

Turkey, Russia Complete Sixth Joint Patrol in Syria

BAS News - 2019-11-14 18:28
ERBIL - As part of an agreement between the sides to force the Kurdish fighters withdraw from the region, the Turkish and Russian forces concluded the sixth round of joint patrols in north of Syria on Thursday. "Turkish and Russian units accompanied by U ...

Kurds, US veterans denounce Trump decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria - The Boston Globe

Bostonglobe - 2019-11-14 16:23

Pentagon to withdraw 1,000 troops from Syria, citing risk of wider war

Jsonline - 2019-11-14 08:40

Nearly 600 US Forces to Stay in Syria: Pentagon

BAS News - 2019-11-11 23:26
ERBIL - Washington has decided to keep around 600 US forces in Syria despite President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw his country's troops from the Middle Eastern country, the Pentagon said on Sunday. "There will be less than 1,000 for sure," said G ...

Trump’s Reckless Rush to Withdraw - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-11-11 18:50

Life and death in Syria as US troops withdraw: 'We don't trust America anymore' - ABC News

GO - 2019-11-09 23:49

Senior U.S. Envoy in Syria Highly Critical of Trump’s Decision to Withdraw American Troops

Time - 2019-11-08 12:14
The top American diplomat in northern Syria took the Trump administration to task for not doing more to protect the Kurds ...

The New York Review of Books: The Betrayal of the Kurds

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-08 02:08
The full consequences of President Trump’s decision on October 6 to withdraw American troops and give Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan a green light to invade northeast Syria are not yet clear. Erdoğan claimed that he wanted to create a twenty-mile ...

The puzzle of European posture

AEI - 2019-11-07 00:02
One of the persistent puzzles emanating from the White House has been Trump’s failure to withdraw troops from Europe — while doing so elsewhere — and to continue the Obama Administration’s plans to rotate beefed-up heavy armored forces to the Eastern Fro ...

As U.S. troops withdraw, others move into Syria to help guard oil fields

NBC News - 2019-11-06 15:31
U.S. special operations forces who were targeting ISIS are leaving Syria. They're being replaced by infantry who are helping Syrian Kurds hold territory. ...

The Realists Are Wrong About Trump's Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops From Syria

Foreignpolicy - 2019-11-05 01:06

Paramilitaries threats against UUP ahead of Westminster elections

ANF - 2019-11-04 09:49
Loyalist paramilitaries issued threats against the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) trying to force it to withdraw from the Westminster election in north Belfast against Nigel Dodds, deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). ...

WATCH: US Forces Withdraw from Kobani Again

BAS News - 2019-11-03 13:06
ERBIL - The US forces have once again withdrawn from their base in the Kurdish town of Kobani, northeast of Syria, only two days after they returned to the military unit. BasNews has learned from a local source that the US troops left Sibta base in south ...

Joint Turkish and Russian patrols begin in Syrian region

Seattle Times - 2019-11-01 11:39
SEVIMLI, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols Friday in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara’s incursion. The ...

Syrian and Turkish forces involved in deadly border clash as Kurds withdraw | SBS News

SBS - 2019-10-31 23:12

Joint Turkish-Russian patrols set for Syria as Kurdish fighters withdraw

France24 - 2019-10-31 21:32

Israel seeks to withdraw citizenship from Azmi Bishara – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-31 11:10

AJC Condemns Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from Syria

Jewishjournal - 2019-10-30 22:04

Syrian troops withdraw from Til Temir, Zirgan and Dirbesiye

ANF - 2019-10-30 18:25
Syrian forces have withdrawn from their positions in Til Temir, Zirgan and Dirbesiye areas in northern Syria. ...

President Erdogan: Turkey will relaunch Syria operation if Kurds don't withdraw Kurdish forces have not left Syria's border with Turkey as promised, the president said October 30, 2019

The National AE - 2019-10-30 18:11

As U.S. Troops Prepare To Withdraw From Syria, Kurds Seek New Ally | New Hampshire Public Radio

NHPR - 2019-10-30 17:13

Russian, Turkish military discuss joint plans on Syria in Ankara

TASS - 2019-10-29 22:35
The deadline for the Kurdish forces to withdraw expires on October 29, 18:00 local time ...

Sadr Calls for Alliance to Oust PM Abdul Mahdi Through Parliament Vote

BAS News - 2019-10-29 21:49
ERBIL — Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has called on the head of Badr Organization Hadi al-Ameri to form an alliance at the parliament and withdraw confidence from Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi. Sadr previously called on Abdul Mahdi to resign and an ...

Kurdish Fighters Withdraw From Syrian Border Area as Cease-Fire Ends, Russia Says - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-10-29 19:59

Kurd fighters complete pullout from Turkey-Syria border: Russia

Al Jazeera - 2019-10-29 18:49
Moscow says YPG forces withdraw from so-called 'safe zone' but Ankara says they'll verify the pullout by Kurdish forces. ...

Women from Afrin protest in front of Russian base in Shehba

ANF - 2019-10-29 15:34
In Shehba a large protest action of women from Afrin took place in front of a Russian base. The women demanded that Turkey be forced to withdraw from the occupied territories and that the population return safely to Afrin. ...

U.S. serviceman: I Regret We Allow Kurdish Genocide — Interview

E-Kurd - 2019-10-29 09:34
Ali Zeid | Ekurd.net Turkish “Peace Spring” military operation, which started on October 9, has made a splash among US policy makers. The president’s decision to withdraw troops from operation area has split the nation’s political elite into two halves. ...

As U.S. Troops Prepare To Withdraw From Syria, Kurds Seek New Ally | WCAI

Capeandislands - 2019-10-28 09:57

House approves resolution opposing Trump's move to withdraw troops from Syria

KXLF - 2019-10-28 09:29

Syrian Kurdish forces say leaving Turkish border area, Damascus welcomes move

Reuters - 2019-10-27 21:59
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday it had agreed to withdraw more than 30 km (19 miles) from the Turkish border, an announcement welcomed by Damascus which said Turkey should now end its "aggression" in northeast Syria. ...

As U.S. Troops Prepare To Withdraw From Syria, Kurds Seek New Ally | WKNO FM

Wknofm - 2019-10-26 01:24

Why US presidents find it so hard to withdraw troops from the Mideast - Middle East - Stripes

Stripes - 2019-10-25 11:24

Kremlin says U.S. betrayed Kurds in Syria, tells Kurds to withdraw or be mauled by Turkey

Jerusalem Post - 2019-10-25 06:08
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov complained that it appeared that the United States was encouraging the Kurds to stay close to the Syrian border and fight the Turkish army. ...

Trump and the new reality in Syria

Washington Times - 2019-10-25 03:39
President Trump is taking fire from all sides on his decision to withdraw remaining U.S. forces from Syria, and there are claims that this is somehow an unconscionable abandonment of our Kurdish allies. While these may be appealing sound bites, they fail ...
1164 results in 0.06 sec.