8 December 2022
Special News :
  • Saturday 3 December 2022

    Assad rejects requests to meet with Erdogan: report

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has rebuffed Russia's efforts to arrange a meeting with Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, citing Turkey's upcoming elections and the presence of Turkish troops on Syrian soil.

  • Saturday 3 December 2022

    Turkish opposition party leader plans to meet Bashar al-Assad

    Meral Aksener, leader of the nationalist opposition IYI (Good) Party, plans to meet with President Bashar al-Assad in Syria to talk about ensuring the safe return of Syrian refugees in Turkey and a joint fight against terrorist organizations in Syria that pose a security threat to both countries, local media reported on Friday, citing the party’s spokesman.

  • Saturday 3 December 2022

    Iraqi Parliament gives its confidence in two Kurdish Ministers

    The Iraqi Council of Representatives on Saturday gave its confidence in two Kurdish Ministers for Ministerial positions that remained vacant following the formation of Mohammed Shia al-Sudani’s cabinet.

  • Friday 2 December 2022

    MetroPoll survey shows decline in ruling AKP’s electoral support

    A survey conducted by the Ankara-based MetroPoll showed a decline in nationwide support for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in November, local media reported on Friday, citing a column by journalist Ismail Saymaz on the Halk TV news website.

  • Friday 2 December 2022

    Syria Kurds halt joint ops with U.S.-led coalition after Turkish raids

    The Syrian Democratic Forces, a U.S.-backed group that helped defeat Islamic State jihadists in Syria, said on Friday it had stopped all joint counter-terrorism operations with the United States and other allies as a result of Turkish bombardment on its area of control.

Special News

U.STuesday 12 January 2021

U.S Syria envoy to leave post

The United States Special Envoy for Syria Joel D. Rayburn is expected to vacate his post, unnamed U.S officials told the Abu-Dhabi based newspaper The National.

AMonday 11 January 2021

A list of everyone President Erdogan thinks are terrorists

In Turkey it’s not very difficult to be labelled a terrorist by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan or other members of the AKP government. You can be given this honor by signing petitions, protesting, being Kurdish, being a journalist, or even being an abstract financial force like inflation. Students are the latest group that President Erdogan has accused of terrorism, so here’s a non-exhaustive list of all the times he has called someone or something a terrorist.

Iraqi Electricity Ministry says Baghdad to import more gas from IranSaturday 3 December 2022

Iraqi Electricity Ministry says Baghdad to import more gas from Iran

The Iraqi Electricity Ministry announced that it had reached an agreement with Iran on importing more gas.

Supreme Leader: Iraq should stand up to foes by relying on young, motivated peopleTuesday 29 November 2022

Supreme Leader: Iraq should stand up to foes by relying on young, motivated people

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that Iraq's progress has enemies who may not openly express hostility but do not accept its legal government, so Iraq should stand firm against the will of the enemy by relying on the motivated and young people.

Iranian president, Iraqi PM meet in TehranTuesday 29 November 2022

Iranian president, Iraqi PM meet in Tehran

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia' Al Sudani met Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Tuesday in Tehran

Iraqi PM to visit Teheran, says senior officialSunday 27 November 2022

Iraqi PM to visit Teheran, says senior official

A senior official on Sunday revealed that the Iraqi Prime Minister will visit Teheran where he is set to discuss several topics with officials there including the bombardments on the Kurdistan Region that recently witnessed escalation. 

Iraq says Iran-Saudi talks now on diplomatic pathThursday 24 November 2022

Iraq says Iran-Saudi talks now on diplomatic path

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry on Wednesday announced that negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia have now entered a diplomatic path.

Iran to formalize seven new border crossings with Kurdistan RegionWednesday 9 November 2022

Iran to formalize seven new border crossings with Kurdistan Region

The director-general of relations between the currently-expired Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Iran said on Tuesday, November 8, that Iran has decided to formalize seven new border crossings between Iran and the Kurdistan Region.

Iraqi Parliament gives its confidence in two Kurdish MinistersSaturday 3 December 2022

Iraqi Parliament gives its confidence in two Kurdish Ministers

The Iraqi Council of Representatives on Saturday gave its confidence in two Kurdish Ministers for Ministerial positions that remained vacant following the formation of Mohammed Shia al-Sudani’s cabinet.

Iraqi PM Sudani forms committee to settle Erbil-Baghdad outstanding issuesSaturday 3 December 2022

Iraqi PM Sudani forms committee to settle Erbil-Baghdad outstanding issues

The Iraqi Prime Minister has decided to form a dedicated committee to settle the outstanding issues between Erbil and Baghdad, particularly for disputed oil and gas matter among the two sides.

Civilian killed in Turkey strike on Kurdistan RegionFriday 2 December 2022

Civilian killed in Turkey strike on Kurdistan Region

A civilian was killed and another one wounded on Friday in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region in an attack likely carried out by Turkey, Agence France-Presse reported, citing a local official.

Sulaimani province's Assos mountains were bombedFriday 2 December 2022

Sulaimani province's Assos mountains were bombed

The deputy governor of Mawat region in Sulaimani province announced: The village of Galala and Sefera near Assos Mount were bombed which left a number of people dead and wounded.

Fazil Mirani elected as head of KDP political office executive committeeSunday 27 November 2022

Fazil Mirani elected as head of KDP political office executive committee

The political office of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) announced Fazil Mirani was elected on Saturday as the head of the executive committee of KDP political office.

Nechirvan Barzani visits Baghdad once again in less than a weekSunday 27 November 2022

Nechirvan Barzani visits Baghdad once again in less than a week

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani has once again in less than a week arrived in Baghdad to continue his meetings with the political leaders of Iraq, a statement Sunday said.

Turkish opposition party leader plans to meet Bashar al-AssadSaturday 3 December 2022

Turkish opposition party leader plans to meet Bashar al-Assad

Meral Aksener, leader of the nationalist opposition IYI (Good) Party, plans to meet with President Bashar al-Assad in Syria to talk about ensuring the safe return of Syrian refugees in Turkey and a joint fight against terrorist organizations in Syria that pose a security threat to both countries, local media reported on Friday, citing the party’s spokesman.

Syrian opposition gears up for Turkish ground operationSaturday 3 December 2022

Syrian opposition gears up for Turkish ground operation

As the Turkish-backed opposition factions prepare for an imminent Turkish ground operation against Kurdish forces in northern Syria, questions arise about the potential participation of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in the battle.

MetroPoll survey shows decline in ruling AKP’s electoral supportFriday 2 December 2022

MetroPoll survey shows decline in ruling AKP’s electoral support

A survey conducted by the Ankara-based MetroPoll showed a decline in nationwide support for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in November, local media reported on Friday, citing a column by journalist Ismail Saymaz on the Halk TV news website.

Spokesman says Turkey’s operation in Syria can begin anytimeTuesday 29 November 2022

Spokesman says Turkey’s operation in Syria can begin anytime

Turkey’s presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Tuesday that the Turkish operation in northern Syria “can begin tomorrow, next week, even later, at any time.”

US again tries to thwart Turkish invasion of northern SyriaSaturday 26 November 2022

US again tries to thwart Turkish invasion of northern Syria

Erdogan says military operations are "just beginning" against Syrian Kurdish groups, while teasing possibility of talks with Assad.

Turkish army will enter Syria after airstrikes: ErdoganThursday 24 November 2022

Turkish army will enter Syria after airstrikes: Erdogan

Turkey's airstrikes in northern Syria are just the beginning of a campaign against the Kurdish People's Protection Forces (YPG), which will continue with a ground offensive in their wake.

Assad rejects requests to meet with Erdogan: reportSaturday 3 December 2022

Assad rejects requests to meet with Erdogan: report

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has rebuffed Russia's efforts to arrange a meeting with Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, citing Turkey's upcoming elections and the presence of Turkish troops on Syrian soil.

International oil assets reported hit as Turkey strikes Syria's Kurdish zoneFriday 2 December 2022

International oil assets reported hit as Turkey strikes Syria's Kurdish zone

Turkey’s wave of air attacks against Kurdish-controlled northeast Syria have reportedly hit oil assets run by international oil companies.

Syria Kurds halt joint ops with U.S.-led coalition after Turkish raidsFriday 2 December 2022

Syria Kurds halt joint ops with U.S.-led coalition after Turkish raids

The Syrian Democratic Forces, a U.S.-backed group that helped defeat Islamic State jihadists in Syria, said on Friday it had stopped all joint counter-terrorism operations with the United States and other allies as a result of Turkish bombardment on its area of control.

Escalating Turkish strikes cripple civilian infrastructure across northeast Syria / Lyse MauvaisWednesday 30 November 2022

Escalating Turkish strikes cripple civilian infrastructure across northeast Syria / Lyse Mauvais

Since the launch of Operation Claw-Sword, Turkish strikes have widely targeted civilian and energy infrastructure, wreaking havoc and paralyzing economic life in northeast Syria.

Turkey has committed violations against Syria for 11 years – Syrian parliamentTuesday 29 November 2022

Turkey has committed violations against Syria for 11 years – Syrian parliament

On Monday, the Syrian parliament in Damascus said that Turkey, for more than 11 years, has continued its attacks on Syria and committed brutal massacres against Syrians.

Syrian Kurdish commander slams US response to Turkish attacks as US diplomats evacuated from SyriaTuesday 29 November 2022

Syrian Kurdish commander slams US response to Turkish attacks as US diplomats evacuated from Syria

The United States' top ally in Syria warned that unless Washington and the Kremlin push back more firmly Turkey will launch a ground offensive against his forces that will further undermine the battle against the Islamic State.