Daily Archives: March 2, 2019

Former Yazidi Captives of IS Reunite With Families in Iraq

GERSHIN, IRAQ A group of Yazidi women and children reunited with their families in Iraq Saturday after five years of captivity at the hands of the Islamic State group, hugging and kissing relatives in emotional scenes that underscored their years-long …

PUK and Islamic Union emphasize the need to unify the situation among the Kurdish parties

Sulaymaniyah The Patriotic Union and the Islamic Union of Kurdistan stressed that the unified position among the Kurdish parties achieve more gains and strengthen the Kurdish situation in Baghdad.”

A source in the Patriotic Union said that Kusrat Rasul Ali, …

Major Challenges Loom Amid IS ‘Last Stand’

TEL ALO, SYRIA Heavy fighting continued throughout the first full day of the final assault on the Islamic State militant group’s last bit of land, according to Syrian Democratic Forces spokesman Mustafa Bali.

Victory may be near, with the militants …

Experts: ‘Experience Matters’ in Negotiating With North Korea

WASHINGTON The American team’s lack of experience in negotiating with North Koreans, as well as a lack of preparation, may have contributed to the collapse of this week’s Hanoi summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, who favors …

Press Conference by Security Council Presidents on Programmes of Work for March, April

The Security Council Presidents for March and April presented the programmes of work for those months during a Headquarters press conference today, focus on four priority areas: disarmament; women in conflict situations; international humanitarian law; and combating the financing of …

U.S.-Backed Forces In Syria Advance On Last IS-Held Territory

U.S.-backed forces battling Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria are reported to have advanced into the last area the extremist militants control.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said on March 2 that they were advancing on two fronts at Baghuz …