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  • US envoy to Syria visits Manbij

    The U.S. envoy for Syria visited the northern town of Manbij on Monday, where U.S. and Turkish troops could begin conducting joint patrols in the coming days, a Kurdish official said.

    08:12 AM
  • Germany rethinks weapons sales to Saudi Arabia: FMGermany rethinks weapons sales to Saudi Arabia: FM

    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Saturday that Berlin should not approve further arms sales to Saudi Arabia until the end of the investigation into journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death.

    11:46 PM
  • US-led coalition investigating F-15 strike on Kurdish Unit in SyriaUS-led coalition investigating F-15 strike on Kurdish Unit in Syria

    The incident involving a US Air Force jet occurred on Thursday when an F-15 conducted an airstrike on Kurdish formations fighting the Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Syria, killing 6 Kurdish soldiers and wounding 15 more.

    07:26 PM
  • US sending heavy arms to Manbij: sourceUS sending heavy arms to Manbij: source

    The US is continuing its military buildup in Manbij in response to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's threats to clear the region of Syrian Kurds. Speaking on condition of anonymity to Sputnik, a Manbij Military Council representative disclosed that the US has sent heavy arms to the region.

    07:08 PM
  • US coalition fighter jets hit Kurdish forces in SyriaUS coalition fighter jets hit Kurdish forces in Syria

    A military-diplomatic source told Sputnik that due to US Air Force incompetence, two coalition f-15 fighter jets made an airstrike on Kurdish formations fighting the Islamic State (IS) in Syria.

    08:58 AM
  • Staffan De Mistura to step down late NovemberStaffan De Mistura to step down late November

    United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura told the Security Council on Wednesday, October 17, that he plans to step down at the end of November for personal reasons after more than four years in the role.

    08:43 AM
  • Nechirvan Barzani, US offcial discuss Erbil- Baghdad tiesNechirvan Barzani, US offcial discuss Erbil- Baghdad ties

    US Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani in Erbil on Monday, October 15.

    08:00 AM
  • Iran, Russia discussing opening new consulates

    Iran Embassy in Russia announced on Friday that officials of the two countries are to discuss opening of new consulates during the upcoming Sixth Joint Consular Meeting.

    10:57 AM
  • US sends 500 trucks of arms to YPG in a week, daily claimsUS sends 500 trucks of arms to YPG in a week, daily claims

    The U.S. administration has supplied the forces of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)’s Syrian affiliate, the YPG, with a total of 500 trucks of arms in Syria’s Manbij in the past week alone, Yeni Safaq daily claimed in a report.

    10:32 AM
  • Russia warns about US plan for a unified KurdistanRussia warns about US plan for a unified Kurdistan

    The United States is bound to plunge into a dangerous game in Syria with idea of a unified Kurdistan, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with RT France, Paris Match and Le Figaro.

    10:21 AM
  • Turkey, US start joint training in Manbij: ministerTurkey, US start joint training in Manbij: minister

    Turkey National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said his country and the United States started joint training on patrol activities in Syria's Manbij on Tuesday.

    03:37 PM
  • China stresses on boosting economic ties with IranChina stresses on boosting economic ties with Iran

    Chinese Ambassador to Iran Pang Sen on Monday underlined importance of economic interaction and joint investments and promoting economic cooperation with Tehran.

    10:11 AM
  • Europe will pay 400m euro for Iraqi reconstruction: MogheriniEurope will pay 400m euro for Iraqi reconstruction: Mogherini

    Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, announced on Monday that the EU will earmark 400 million euros for the Iraqi reconstruction.

    08:12 AM
  • US senator trying to convince Trump to stay in Syria: expertUS senator trying to convince Trump to stay in Syria: expert

    A political expert believes some US senators are behind President Donald Trump’s decision to stay in Syria as they warn the president that the Kurds in Syria would be under Ankara or Damascus attacks if U.S. troops quit the war-torn country.

    04:11 PM
  • US to sell armed Bell 407GX helicopters to IraqUS to sell armed Bell 407GX helicopters to Iraq

    The US State Department has approved to sell five armed Bell 407GX light attack helicopters to the Iraqi security forces as part of the country's fight against the Islamic State (IS), the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement.

    11:09 AM
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