Syria, Iraq To Open Al-Qaim Border Crossing

Head of the Syrian Ministry of Interior Mohammad al-Shaar met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi in Baghdad where they discussed the possibility of reopening the Al-Qaim border crossing. They've also discussed a number of security, terrorism and coordination issues at the meeting. Both states are interested in reopening this border crossing as the situation … Continue reading Syria, Iraq To Open Al-Qaim Border Crossing

Iraq To Attend Syria Talks in Russia’s Sochi As Observer

Iraq has been invited to attend the Syria peace talks due in Russia’s city of Sochi at the end of January, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced Monday. It received an invitation from the Russian government to attend the conference as an observer, according to a statement from the Iraqi ambassador to Russia, Haidar Hadi, … Continue reading Iraq To Attend Syria Talks in Russia’s Sochi As Observer

Iran’s Rouhani: World Owes Anti-terrorism Forces in Syria, Iraq

The region and the world owe those who fought terrorists in Syria and Iraq, as they fought for regional security and stability, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday. "Terrorism is not a threat only to the region, rather it is a menace to the entire world, including the US and Europe," President Rouhani said … Continue reading Iran’s Rouhani: World Owes Anti-terrorism Forces in Syria, Iraq

Iraq Launches Operation to Clear Desert Near Syria of ISIS

Iraqi forces have launched an operation to clear the desert bordering Syria of ISIS, in a final push to rid the country of the terrorist group, the military said. Troops from the Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) were taking part in the campaign against militants hiding in a large strip of border … Continue reading Iraq Launches Operation to Clear Desert Near Syria of ISIS

Iranian President Says The ISIS, ‘Fed And Armed’ By The West, Has Been Defeated In Syria

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday accused western countries, including the United States, of having “fed and armed” the Islamic State, which he said had now been eradicated in West Asia. He congratulated Iraq, Syria and Lebanon for the “great achievement”. Rouhani’s speech, broadcast live on state TV, came a day after Syrian forces reclaimed … Continue reading Iranian President Says The ISIS, ‘Fed And Armed’ By The West, Has Been Defeated In Syria

EU Seeks to Cooperate With Turkey on Iraq, Syria

The EU’s foreign policy chief said on Oct. 16 the bloc would strengthen cooperation with Turkey on issues “related to regional dynamics.” Speaking to journalists before a foreign affairs meeting in Luxembourg, Federica Mogherini said they will discuss how the EU and Turkey can “coordinate better” on Syria and Iraq. Mogherini said she spoke with … Continue reading EU Seeks to Cooperate With Turkey on Iraq, Syria

Syria, Iraq Issues Directly Affect Turkey: Erdogan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday one cannot separate the incidents taking place in Syria and Iraq from Turkey since what happens in the neighboring countries makes an impact domestically. Speaking to his Justice and Development (AK) Party's parliamentary group in capital Ankara, Erdogan said: “Any incident taking place in Syria and Iraq is not … Continue reading Syria, Iraq Issues Directly Affect Turkey: Erdogan