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  • US not to withdraw from Syria: secretary of defenseUS not to withdraw from Syria: secretary of defense

    US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has explained his country's decision not to withdraw troops from Syria during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, referring to increased IS offensives in the region.

    09:05 PM
  • Nechirvan Barzani appreciates Iran for reopening bordersNechirvan Barzani appreciates Iran for reopening borders

    The Iraqi Kurdistan prime minister appreciated Iran for reopening borders with this Iraqi region under current hard political and economic conditions.

    07:27 PM
  • Iraqi PM Abadi arrives in Erbil for election campaignIraqi PM Abadi arrives in Erbil for election campaign

    The head of Al-Nasr alliance and Iraqi Prime minister, Haidar al-Abadi  arrived in Erbil on Thursday, April 26, where he was received by the Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani.

    07:19 PM
  • Iranian, Turkish, Russian FMs to meet in MoscowIranian, Turkish, Russian FMs to meet in Moscow

    The foreign ministers of Iran, Russia, and Turkey will gather in Moscow on April 25 to discuss the cooperation within the framework of the Astana mechanism.

    07:13 PM
  •  Erbil-Diyarbakir flights to resume in days Erbil-Diyarbakir flights to resume in days

    Flights between Diyarbakir, Turkey and Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region is to be resumed on April 27. The resumption of the flight comes after 8 months when the flights halted due to the region’s referendum of independence.

    01:18 AM
  • Stymied in Syria, Turkey quietly ups actions against PKK in Iraq / Metin GurcanStymied in Syria, Turkey quietly ups actions against PKK in Iraq / Metin Gurcan

    With heat from the United States, France and even Russia, Turkey is being discouraged from pursuing further action right now in northern Syria and is instead focusing on Iraq in its fight against Kurdish militants. In addition, with the Kurdish groups pulling out of Iraq's Sinjar region, Turkey no longer has an excuse to launch a military operation there — so Ankara for now has to be content with conducting low-profile military missions around other parts of Iraqi Kurdistan.

    11:22 PM
  • Security meeting starts in SochiSecurity meeting starts in Sochi

    The ninth meeting of high-rank security authorities kicked off in Sochi, Russia, with the presence of Iran on Wednesday and with representatives from all five continents.

    11:16 PM
  • US seeking more domination over Iraq: officialUS seeking more domination over Iraq: official

    A member of Iraq Parliament Defense and Security Commission stated that U.S. sending forces to Iraq is an attempt to impose more domination on the state.

    11:12 PM
  • Turkey completing security wall on border with Iran: ministerTurkey completing security wall on border with Iran: minister

    Turkish interior minister said his country defends the plan to build a 'security wall' on border with Iran, stressing the project is being completed soon.

    10:59 PM
  • Demirtas to run for president as HDP nomineeDemirtas to run for president as HDP nominee

    The imprisoned co-chair of Turkey pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas has been nominated as the party’s nominee in this June’s Presidential election in the state.

    10:55 PM
  • Clashes erupt between Hashid al-Shaabi, IS in KirkukClashes erupt between Hashid al-Shaabi, IS in Kirkuk

    Clashes erupted between the Iraqi Hashid al-Shaabi militia and the terrorist group of the Islamic State (IS) near Kirkuk, Kirkuk province.

    08:21 PM
  • Canada aid to Peshmerga in limbo, Baghdad objectsCanada aid to Peshmerga in limbo, Baghdad objects

    During the height of the fighting against Islamic State (IS), Canada earmarked $7 million for the Kurdish Peshmerga forces – but it is now in limbo over objections from Baghdad.

    08:12 PM
  • US not intending to quit Syria: LavrovUS not intending to quit Syria: Lavrov

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday that the US did not intend to withdraw its troops from Syria, even though Washington has said that several times, state-run media RIA said.

    08:04 PM
  • Turkish warplanes bomb Qandil Mountains in Kurdistan RegionTurkish warplanes bomb Qandil Mountains in Kurdistan Region

    Turkish warplanes bombed the foothills of the Qandil Mountains in Kurdistan Region on Wednesday, April 25.

    06:22 PM
  • More US, French military vehicles dispatched SyriaMore US, French military vehicles dispatched Syria

    According to the Lebanese Al-Manar TV network, citing field sources, the United States has set up a new military base in Syria’s Al-Hasakah province, while France has sent new military convoys to the site.

    04:27 PM