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BAS News - 2017-05-23 20:44
ERBIL— More than 30 civilians from the mainly Kurdish town of Sinjar and its surrounding areas in Nineveh province have been killed by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) guerrillas, according to a report on Tuesday. Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)'s off

KRG Prime Minister condemns bomb attack at Manchester Arena
NRT - 2017-05-23 20:37

ECHO Donates Additional €3 Million in Humanitarian Response to Iraq
BAS News - 2017-05-23 20:34
BAGHDAD — Through a grant of €3 million, the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) is funding the UN Migration Agency (IOM) to implement the fourth phase of its humanitarian response, supported by ECHO to IOM Iraq, to assist co

Multiple U.S. troops injured in Yemen raid: Pentagon
Reuters - 2017-05-23 20:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Multiple U.S. troops were injured in a Tuesday raid against a compound associated with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen in which at least seven militants were killed, the Pentagon said.

Kurdish National Anthem Played in Iranian University
BAS News - 2017-05-23 20:22
ERBIL— At a scientific international conference of a university in Iranian city of Shiraz the Kurdish national anthem of Ay Raqib was played. The Kurdish anthem was played after the host country's anthem on Thursday in Azin Shushtar University to honor a

Germany defends post-war achievements of its scandal-hit army
Reuters - 2017-05-23 20:18
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's armed forces can be proud of their post-war achievements, the defense minister said on Tuesday, responding to a series of scandals involving far-right sympathizers in the Bundeswehr army's ranks.

Iraqi Electoral Commission Licenses Radical Shi'ite Militia as Official Party
BAS News - 2017-05-23 20:04
ERBIL— Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) of Iraq on Tuesday licensed Asaeb Ahl al-Haqq to operate as an official political party in Iraq. BasNews has obtained a copy of the authorization which states the Shi'ite force has fulfilled all the leg

Suicide bomber kills five in Somalia's northern Puntland region
Reuters - 2017-05-23 19:48
BOSASSO, Somalia (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed five people, including a policeman, and injured 12 others on Tuesday at a police checkpoint in Somalia's northern Puntland region, a local governor said, the first such attack in three years.

Turkish Media: U.S. Sends 100 Trucks of Military Equipment to Syrian Kurds
Breitbart - 2017-05-23 19:47

NATO breaks partnership deadlock over Turkey-Austria dispute - Journal du Cameroun
Journalducameroun - 2017-05-23 19:46

PM Barzani “Strongly” Decries Manchester Terrorist Attack
BAS News - 2017-05-23 19:46
LODZ — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has condemned the terror attack in the UK which killed 22 people and wounded 59 others at Manchester Arena on Monday night. “I offer my condolences to the families affected, British people and gove

Iraqi military engineers install floating bridge to reconnect Mosul
NRT - 2017-05-23 19:40

Hundreds of volunteers vaccinate displaced children from Mosul and other underserved areas in Ninewa Governorate - Iraq | ReliefWeb
Reliefweb - 2017-05-23 19:25

34 IS Militants Killed in Western Anbar
BAS News - 2017-05-23 19:23
ERBIL— In the past 48 hours Iraqi forces, backed by the Iraqi and international coalition's warplanes, eliminated 34 members of the Islamic State (IS) organization in Anbar province, according to a report. Iraq War Media Cell reported on Tuesday that thr

Egyptian amputee sets record by swimming from Egypt to Jordan
NRT - 2017-05-23 19:01

Philippines leader declares martial law on southern island as fighting rages
Reuters - 2017-05-23 18:59
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao on Tuesday after a fierce bout of fighting between the army and militants linked to Islamic State in the city of Marawi.

2,500 Year Old Temple Found in Kurdistan
BAS News - 2017-05-23 18:55
ERBIL— A temple supposed to belong to the era of the Persian Empire was found on Tuesday around the town of Raniya, 130km northwest of Sulaimaniyah. Speaking to BasNews, Barzan Bayiz, the archeology director of Raparin area said the temple was built 2,50

Enes Kanter says he has been getting death threats and wants American citizenship - The Washington Post
Washingtonpost - 2017-05-23 18:38

They Can Take Away Your Country, Just Like That | The Players' Tribune
Theplayerstribune - 2017-05-23 18:38

Manchester attack: Trump calls attacker a 'loser'
BBC - 2017-05-23 18:27
The US president and other world leaders react to the Manchester Arena bomb.