Syrian Democratic Forces spokesman Telal Silo may have been kidnapped by Turkish intelligence: YPG

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nsnbc : The alleged resignation of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Telal Silo and reports that he allegedly has joined the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army caused speculations about his actual whereabouts. The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the main constituent of the U.S.-backed SDF, speculate that Silo may have been abducted More...

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The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership in meeting with the Change Movement officials in Sulaimani on October 16, 2017. Photo: Briar Namiq/KNN
By nsnbc On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Iraqi Kurdistan’s KDP and Gorran meet to discuss unified front

nsnbc : The Kurdistan Democratic party (KDP) and the Gorran (Change Movement) in Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region are meeting on Thursday in Sulaimani to discuss improving relations between the two parties More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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Putin and Erdogan discuss political solution for Syria but Kurds cause controversy

nsnbc : Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President R. Tayyip Erdogan met for a working meeting at a presidential residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday; Among others to discuss the prospect More...

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By IMEMC On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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20 European officials denied entry to Israel for “Boycott Divestment Sanctions” support

IMEMC : Israel announced, on Monday, that it plans to deny entry to a European delegation, using the recently approved legislation which bars visits by anti-Israel boycott activists. Israeli newspaper Haaretz said More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Syrian Kurdish forces handed 9 “ISIS women” and 43 children to Russia

nsnbc : Abdulkarim Omar, Head of Jazira Foreign Relations Commission said Kurdish military and civilian authorities in Syrian Rojava handed over to the Russian government 52 Russian citizens known as ISIS families More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Turkish plane with medical supplies for earthquake victims search and rescue team lands in Sulaimani

nsnbc : A Turkish military cargo plane carrying medical supplies and a search and rescue team landed in Sulaimani in Iraq’s earthquake stricken Kurdistan Autonomous Region on Monday, Turkey’s Health More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Former Afghan intelligence chief warned against consequences of Iran’s recruitment of Afghan youth for Syria

nsnbc : Rahmatullah Nabil, Afghanistan’s former intelligence chief, has warned against the domestic and regional consequences of Iran’s recruitment of Afghan youth for the war in Syria. Nabil warned More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Turkey steps up earthquake aid to Iraq, offers help to Iran

nsnbc : Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said a total of 3,000 tents, 3,000 blankets and supplies of food were “immediately” sent by the Turkish Red Crescent to Iraq’s north following the More...

Collapsed building in Sulaymaniya in Iraq's Kurdistan Autonomous Region. Aftershocks make it extremely dangerous for search and rescue workers to enter damaged structures.
By nsnbc On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Massive 7.3 earthquake on Iran – Iraq border killed at least 355, thousands injured

nsnbc : A massive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale struck the region on the borders of Iraq and Iran Sunday evening. By Monday morning the death of 355 was confirmed but the death toll is More...

Iranian commander Ali Qakarani (right) in civilian clothes accompanied by Iranian forces including some 30 or more bodyguards on October 18, 2017 in the Yazidi town of Sinjar, northwest Iraq.
By Christof Lehmann On Sunday, November 12th, 2017
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Is Iran aiming to control the Yazidi Mount Shingal in Iraq? Ali Qarkarani spotted in Sinjar

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The presence of Iranian commander Ali Qakarani accompanied by Iranian forces including some 30 or more bodyguards in the Yazidi town of Sinjar, northwest Iraq could suggest that Tehran More...