Kurdish Peshmerga forces foil ISIS attack on Kirkuk

Kurdish Peshmerga forces foil ISIS attack on Kirkuk

ARA News Iraqi Kurdistan's Peshmerga forces on Tuesday repelled an offensive by Islamic State’s (ISIS) jihadists in Kirkuk …

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White House warning: Assad regime ‘planning new chemical attack’

White House warning: Assad regime ‘planning new chemical attack’

The White House issued a stern warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday night as it claimed “potential” evidence that Syria …

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Syrian Islamists reject Russian-Turkish intervention in Idlib

Syrian Islamists reject Russian-Turkish intervention in Idlib

ARA News The Syrian jihadist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) on Monday rejected a Russian-Turkish intervention in Idlib province, in …

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ISIS extremists losing more ground in Iraq’s Mosul

ISIS extremists losing more ground in Iraq’s Mosul

Iraqi forces on Monday seized control of al-Faruq district on the northwestern side of Old Mosul on Monday. Faruq is located on the …

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US, Russia discuss Syria ceasefire

US, Russia discuss Syria ceasefire

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed by telephone on Monday the need to cement the …

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Former American envoy to Syria says US won’t defend Kurds against Assad, analysts disagree

Former American envoy to Syria says US won’t defend Kurds against Assad, analysts disagree

ARA News Robert Ford, who served as envoy to Syria under former President Barack Obama from 2011 through 2014, said that the US "will betray the Kurds". "[The U.S.] will not defend the Kurds …

Russia upset with US-backed SDF operation in Raqqa, launches propaganda campaign

Russia upset with US-backed SDF operation in Raqqa, launches propaganda campaign

ARA News The US-led coalition, including the Kurdish armed units, lets militants of the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS) leave Raqqa instead of killing them, the commander of Russia’s force …

Coalition rejects UN claims of ‘staggering’ loss of civilian lives in Raqqa, blames ISIS for civilian suffering

Coalition rejects UN claims of ‘staggering’ loss of civilian lives in Raqqa, blames ISIS for civilian suffering

ARA News The US-led coalition on Thursday rejected accusations by the United Nations that coalition strikes in Raqqa caused a staggering loss of civilian life, and made clear that ISIS brutality …

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