US will remain in Syrian Kurdistan for decades: Telal Selo

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nsnbc : Telal Selo, spokesman for the U.S.-backed, predominantly Syrian – Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), told reporters that U.S. forces will remain in Syrian Kurdistan in northern Syria long after jihadists are defeated. Selo said enduring ties with the predominantly Kurdish region of Syria is said to be a goal of the United States. More...

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Iranian Revolutionary Guards back Taliban: Intelligence Official in Herat

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : The government in Tehran may be saying Iran doesn’t support the Taliban, but we have seen increased Taliban support by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, that is material support, More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, July 31st, 2017

Iran – Iraq discuss Kirkuk – Iran pipeline amidst uncertainties about Kurdistan

nsnbc : Iran and Iraq have strengthened ties between the two countries’ energy sectors, including the possible construction of a pipeline to export Kirkuk’s crude oil to refineries in Iran. The discussions More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Kurdish Corridor: US troops are operating in Raqqa, Colonel Ryan Dillon admitted

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Colonel Ryan Dillon confirmed what observers of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces’ push to liberate Raqqa from ISIS have known all along. U.S. troops, including special forces More...

Iran shells Kurdish Peshmerga in cross-border shelling
By Christof Lehmann On Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Iran’s military shells Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region – Regional war no longer deniable

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Local officials in the Kurdistan Autonomous Region of Iraq reported that one person was wounded when Iranian military began sending shells across the border Monday morning. Local sources More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, June 30th, 2017

China’s grand geopolitical project threatens a new East-West divide in Europe

Małgorzata Jakimów (TC) : The recent Belt and Road Forum in Beijing ushered in a new phase in China’s global repositioning. In his opening speech China’s president, Xi Jinping, reaffirmed the importance of More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Monday, June 26th, 2017

Israel attacks Syrian positions, protects Al-Nusra terror hordes in the occupied Golan

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), launched two attacks against Syrian Arab Amy (SAA) positions within two days, claiming shells had been fired from Syrian-controlled territory into the Israeli occupied. More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Egypt transfers Red Sea islands Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, on Saturday, ended months of disputes about the transfer of the Red Sea islands Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia when he ratified the transfer More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

KDP official on Tehran’s comments on Kurdish referendum in Iraq: The Ayatollah should mind his own business

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Ali Awni, a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership council told reporters on Wednesday that Iran’s Supreme Leader who had said Tehran was opposed to the Kurdish More...

Osama al-Nujaifi, Iraqi Vice President and head of the newly-founded United for Iraq Sunni party [L] and Kurdish president Masoud Barzani discuss the future of Iraq on June 5, 2017 . Photo courtesy KAR Presidency.
By Christof Lehmann On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Barzani and al-Nujaifi discussed future of post-ISIS Iraq and Sunni autonomy

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Masoud Barzani, the President of Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region, and Osama al-Nujaifi, the vice president and head of the United Iraq or Mutahidun party, discussed the future More...