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PKK Led the Way to Hashd Al-Shaabi’s Incursion into Sinjar: Official

BAS News - 12 minutes ago
SINJAR — The Iraqi Shi’ite paramilitaries known as Hashd al-Shaabi entered Sinjar at the request of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Yezidi region. Saido Chato, the head of the Brotherhood and Coexistence alliance in Nineveh province told BasNews th ...

One Kolber Killed, Two Wounded by Iranian Security Forces

BAS News - 1 hour ago
ERBIL — The Iranian border guards fatally shot a Kurdish backpack carrier known as 'kolber' and wounded two others in Piranshahr city in Iran's Kurdish northwest. Hengaw Kurdish website for human rights in the Iranian Kurdistan reported that the Iranian ...

Shiites Threatening Faili Kurds in Arab Areas Due to Referendum

BAS News - 1 hour ago
ERBIL — Following the announcement of the referendum date by the Kurdistan Region, the Shi’ite Arabs, especially those who are close to Nouri al-Maliki, launched an aggressive campaign against the Faili Kurds living in central Iraqi provinces. In a video ...

IS Leader Responsible for IED Making Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 1 hour ago
MOSUL — Iraqi forces on Thursday killed an Islamic State (IS) high-ranking member, responsible for the making of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Mosul's Old City. According to a security source, who spoke to Shafaq News on condition of anonymity, ...

Is There Still Hope For Higher Oil Prices?

Waar Media - 2 hours ago
WAAR-DUHOK: Oil prices have cratered in recent weeks, dipping to their lowest levels in more than seven months and any sense of optimism has almost entirely disappeared. All signs point to a period of “lower for longer” for oil prices, a refrain that is ...

US tells Turkey it will take back weapons from Kurdish YPG forces

Waar Media - 2 hours ago
WAAR-DUHOK: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told his Turkish counterpart that weapons provided to the Kurdish YPG (People’s Protection Units) in Syria would be taken back once Islamic State was defeated, Turkish defence ministry sources said on Thursday. ...

Time to Repeal U.S. Sanctions on Sudan?

International Crisis Group - 2 hours ago
The clock is ticking for President Trump who must decide by 12 July whether to lift decades-long U.S. sanctions on Sudan. The failure of economic penalties to alter Khartoum’s behaviour so far means Washington should repeal some sanctions and continue a ...

Historic Mosque destroyed by Daesh

The Global Coalition - 2 hours ago
The Government of Iraq last night announced the destruction of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in western Mosul, by Daesh terrorists. ...
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