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Turkish Airstrikes Caused 70% Damage to Zakho Tourism: Official

BAS News - 5 days ago

ERBIL— The airstrikes by Turkish fighters against the bordering areas of Zakho (Duhok province) have caused 70% damage to the tourism sector of the city, said an official. Speaking to BasNews on Sunday, Chiya Amin, Zakho tourism director, said the touris ...

300 IDP Families Return from Kirkuk to Northern Diyala

BAS News - 5 days ago

ERBIL— Nearly 1,000 IDPs have left Kirkuk for their homes in Uzaim district, 63km north of Baquba (center of Diyala province), according to a report by the Turkish Anadolu agency. The returnees, from 300 families, have returned to their homes after compl ...

Iran increases missile spending to counter US sanctions

Waar Media - 6 days ago

WAAR-DUHOK: Iranian parliament passed a bill Sunday to boost its military spending, with 240 lawmakers in the 244-strong house approving it. The bill allows Iran to allocate $520 million (448 million euros) to enhance its nuclear program to fight Washing ...

Bahrain FM arrives in Iraq amid Gulf crisis

Waar Media - 6 days ago

WAAR-DUHOK: Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid Al Khalifa arrived Sunday in the Iraqi capital Baghdad for an unscheduled visit. He will meet Iraqi President Fuad Masum and Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi during his visit, a source with the Iraqi Foreign Mi ...

ISIS claims Karbala attack on Iraqi troops

Waar Media - 6 days ago

WAAR-DUHOK: The Islamic State group on Sunday claimed responsibility for an attack on Iraqi troops outside Karbala that left one dead, according to a statement from the group. The attack late Saturday came as Iraqi forces prepare an assault on an ISIS-he ...

Egypt’s Moussa rejects calls to extend presidential terms

Waar Media - 6 days ago

WAAR-DUHOK: The head of the panel that drafted Egypt’s 2014 constitution, possibly the most progressive in the country’s history, denounced calls to amend the charter on Saturday, saying in a carefully-worded statement that parliament should focus instea ...

Kirkuk governor: Kurdistan delegation to Baghdad represents province

Waar Media - 6 days ago

WAAR-DUHOK: “The delegation visiting Baghdad represents all the people of Kurdistan, of which Kirkuk is a part. Whoever visits Baghdad from that delegation represents us.” Kirkuk governor Najmuddin Karim told reporters on Sunday. “The people of Kirkuk we ...

Demirtaş claims AKP-MHP alliance will soon go to snap election in Turkey

Waar Media - 6 days ago

WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) have begun preparations for snap elections in Turkey, jailed pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party’s (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has claimed. ...

Two U.S. service members killed, five injured in northern Iraq

Waar Media - 6 days ago

WAAR-DUHOK: Two U.S. service members were killed and five injured during combat operations in northern Iraq on Sunday, the military said, adding that initial reports indicated the incident was not due to enemy contact. In a statement the military said th ...

2 US Soldiers Killed, 5 Wounded in Iraq

BAS News - 6 days ago

ERBIL— Two American soldiers were killed and five more sustained wounds on Sunday in northern Iraq, the US Central Command said. The US military stated the soldiers were killed as they were conducting combat operations in the area but did not specify wha ...

Two U.S. service members killed, five injured in northern Iraq

Reuters - 6 days ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. service members were killed and five injured during combat operations in northern Iraq on Sunday, the military said, adding that initial reports indicated the incident was not due to enemy contact. ...

IS Attack South of Kirkuk Meant against Kirkuk Governor: Official

BAS News - 6 days ago

ERBIL— The attack by the Islamic State (IS) organization against Peshmerga forces south of Kirkuk on Sunday morning aimed at targeting Kirkuk governor who visited the frontlines, said an official. The IS usually attacks the Peshmerga trenches through Rok ...
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