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Asayiş Dissolves General Assembly of KNC

KNC Geneva - 2017-11-20 21:33
On November 7, 2017, the Kurdish National Council in Syria (KNC) was planning to hold his fourth general assembly in Al-Qamişlo. A new president as well as new members for the various committees of the KNC should be elected. When the congress was about to ...

Another Mass Grave Discovered Near Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-11-19 22:00
SINJAR — Local residents of Snune subdistrict of Sinjar discovered on Sunday another mass grave which contains several corpses of victims of the Islamic State (IS). Saadun Samir, a member of Snune Administration Council, confirmed the report to BasNews a ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Detonate 11 Civilian Houses in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-11-19 11:14
SINJAR — Since the takeover of the Yezidi areas in Sinjar by Hashd al-Shaabi, acts of pillage, kidnapping and destroying houses have been on the rise. The head of Sinjar Mayoral Council Waisi Naif told BasNews that 11 houses have so far been detonated in ...

Iraqi Parliament Returns 2018 Budget Bill to Government

BAS News - 2017-11-19 03:46
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi Parliament returned on Saturday the controversial draft law of 2018 budget to the Council of Ministers. According to a statement, the bill was returned to the government for further reconsideration. The Kurdistan Regional Government ( ...

Fundraising campaign to support Rojhilat started in Girkê Legê

ANHA - 2017-11-18 14:30
Kurdish Red Crescent in Girkê Legê district launched a campaign to raise funds for the victims of the earthquake that hit areas in Başûr and Rojhalat Kurdistan, while the Council of Democratic Society Movement confirmed its support for the campaign in a s ...

Lina Barakat: Iraqi Law 188 is form of violence against women

ANHA - 2017-11-16 12:47
"The modification of the Personal Status Law in Iraq is considered a form of systematic and deliberate violence against women, and a form of genocide against women," Lina Barakat, the official spokeswoman in the Syrian Women Council said. ...

Al-Raqqa people preparing to form Legislative and Executive Councils

ANHA - 2017-11-16 12:47
The chairman of the Relations Committee in al-Raqqa Civil Council Omar Alloush has pointed out that al-Raqqa Civil Council will work next days on restructuring the council by forming the Legislative and Executive Councils noting that the candidacy turnout ...

Removing rubble in al-Tabqa, a beginning of construction

ANHA - 2017-11-15 12:46
The workshops of the Executive Council of the Democratic Autonomous Administration in al-Tabqa area are continuing work in the rubble removal of " al-Tabqa Shrine Martyrs" to complete removals elsewhere in the city once the work is completed in the shrine ...

Erbil-Baghdad Talks to Resume Before 2018: Official

BAS News - 2017-11-11 16:29
ERBIL — A member of the Council for Kurdish Political Parties has revealed that Kurdistan Regional and Iraqi Federal governments are expected to resume negotiations before the end of 2017. Mohammed Ilkhani, who is also the chairperson of Turkmen Developm ...

Re-building Raqqa al-Samra bridge tomorrow

ANHA - 2017-11-11 16:09
AL-RAQQA– The committee charged by al-Raqqa Civil Council will resume the rebuilding of the bridge of Raqqa al-Samra bridge, which was destroyed by mercenaries before the liberation of the city by Syrian Democratic Forces. Raqqa al-Sammar bridge is the li ...

European Council Donates Additional €7 Million to WHO in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-11-09 18:50
BAGHDAD (WHO) —The World Health Organization (WHO) has received an additional seven million Euros from the European Commission Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) to support emergency trauma care and essential life-saving health care ...

Masrour Barzani: Constitutional Rights of Kurdistan Should Be Preserved

BAS News - 2017-11-09 16:09
Barzani met with the Australian Deputy Head of Mission to Iraq ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani stated on Thursday that Kurdistan Region is ready to hold inclusive talks with Baghdad over the pending issues. ...

Masrour Barzani: Baghdad’s Reactions to Referendum Unconstitutional

BAS News - 2017-11-08 15:46
Barzani met with Norwegian Special Envoy for the Middle East ERBIL — Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani stated on Wednesday that Baghdad’s reactions to the independence referendum are unconstitutional and that the ...

Kirkuk Provincial Council May Not Convene with Hashd al-Shaabi in Town

BAS News - 2017-11-07 20:43
KIRKUK — The Kirkuk Provincial Council cannot hold a regular meeting with the presence of Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi setting up the military positions in the city, said a member of the council. The council has since the invasion o ...

Military Operations Won’t Resolve Erbil-Baghdad Issues: KDP

BAS News - 2017-11-07 18:31
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Leadership Council met on Tuesday and discussed the current political and military situation in Kurdistan Region and the internal party’s issues. President Barzani chaired an inclusive meeting of the KDP Leade ...

Manbij Defense Committee opened door joining Self-Defense Duty

ANHA - 2017-11-06 16:34
The Defense Committee of the Executive Council of the Democratic Civil Administration in Manbij city has issued a statement announcing opening the door for joining Self-Defense Duty within Manbij city and its countryside. ...

PUK Politburo Dissolved

BAS News - 2017-11-04 20:32
SULAYMANIYAH — The leadership council of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) voted on Saturday over a decision to dissolve the party’s politburo. A source from PUK’s leadership council, who wished to remain anonymous, confirmed the report to BasNews a ...

Nineveh Governor Sacked over Corruption

BAS News - 2017-11-01 18:35
MOSUL — Iraq’s Nineveh Provincial Council decided on Wednesday to sack the province’s governor, Nofal Hammad. He was accused of corruption and damage of public property. The decision was made in Hammad’s absence. He later said that the meeting is illegal ...

Masrour Barzani: Iraq’s Measures Against Kurdistan Unconstitutional

BAS News - 2017-11-01 15:31
Barzani met with Frank Baker, the UK Ambassador to Iraq ERBIL — Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani stated on Wednesday that Iraq’s measures taken against Kurdistan Region are political and unconstitutional. Barzani ...

The 2nd meeting of al-Tabqa Legislative Council begins shortly

ANHA - 2017-11-01 12:40
Al-TABQA– The members of the Legislative Council of al-Tabqa and the guests began to arrive at the venue of the second meeting of the council in al-Rus Hall in the second neighborhood of al-Tabqa city. Members and guests were received by the two co-chairs ...

“Kobani’s resistance opened way to victories in north Syria”

ANHA - 2017-11-01 12:40
The North Syria Democratic Federation’s Executive Body of the Constituent Council pointed out that the resistance of Kobani opened the way for political and military victories and achievements in north Syria, and the federation of north Syria is the appro ...

Mustafa Manbij: Kobani triumphed by its strugglers, world solidarity

ANHA - 2017-11-01 12:40
The commander in Manbij Military Council Mustafa Manbij said that the solidarity of world's peoples with Kobani resistance on the International Day to Solidarity with Kobani "November 1st and the declaration of the general alarm has contributed greatly to ...

Iraqi Government Approves Parliamentary Elections for Upcoming May

BAS News - 2017-10-31 21:34
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi government proved on Tuesday the parliamentary elections to be held 15th May next year. The Council of Ministers has confirmed the report in an official statement the same day. It has also vowed to spare no effort for providing a calm ...

Tomorrow, al-Tabqa is witnessing a historic event

ANHA - 2017-10-31 15:24
The Democratic Civil Administration’s Executive Council will be announced on Wednesday in al- Tabqa after the two co –chairs in charge of the composition of the council finished their work. ...

Masrour Barzani: Kurdistan Remains Committed to Fight Against IS

BAS News - 2017-10-30 17:30
ERBIL — Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani stated on Monday that Kurdistan Region remains committed to the fight against the Islamic State (IS) organization. Barzani received on Monday the German Ambassador to Iraq ...

US Unable to Counteract Iran’s Influence in Iraq: Iranian Source

BAS News - 2017-10-30 10:29
ERBIL — The Iranian Tabnak website, affiliated with Mohsen Razaee, the secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council and former IRGC chief, explained in an article how Iran won “the Kirkuk chess game.” Iraq has now pushed back the Kurdish separatists and once a ...

KRSC Warns Against Any Subversive Action Targeting Any Political Office

BAS News - 2017-10-29 22:34
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) warned overnight on Sunday against any arbitrary action by those disguising among the ongoing public gatherings across Kurdistan Region. “We ask the people in all cities and towns of Kurdistan Region to ke ...

Qasim Remo; a new co-chair of Manbij Defense Committee

ANHA - 2017-10-29 13:56
The Executive Council- the Democratic Civil Administration of Manbij city and its countryside, Qasim Remo was appointed a new co-chair and the duties of the Defense Committee to replace the martyr Adnan Abu Amjad, who was the co-chair of the Defense Commi ...

Ilham Ahmed: triple agreement is to divide Syria

ANHA - 2017-10-29 11:43
The Co-Chair of the Syrian Democratic Council, Ilham Ahmed, said that the agreements reached between Turkey, Iran and Russia are hostile to the benefit of the Syrian people as agreements dividing the Syrian territory in favor of regional countries, pointi ...

Ilham Ahmad demanded regime launching real political operation

ANHA - 2017-10-27 13:39
The co-chair of Syrian Democratic Council (MSD) Ilham Ahmad called for the Syrian regime to launch a real political operation warning if an opposite policy would be practiced, that would led to opposite results against the regime and all of Syria. Ilham A ...

UN Security Council Urges Baghdad, Erbil on Peaceful Dialogue

BAS News - 2017-10-26 22:02
ERBIL — The UN Security Council on Thursday urged the authorities in Erbil and Baghdad to return to dialogues and settle their differences peacefully. "Council members noted that the federal and regional governments have both expressed willingness to eng ...

SDF liberate Deir ez-Zor’s al-Bayada village

ANHA - 2017-10-26 15:09
DIER EZ-ZOR-Syrian Democratic Forces, leading al-Jazeera Tempest campaign, liberated al-Bayada village which is the birthplace of Ahmed Abu Khawla the commander of Deir ez-Zor Military Council. Syrian Democratic Forces partaking al-Jazeera tempest campaig ...

“With Ocelan’s thought, philosophy, we lead Manbij to safety”

ANHA - 2017-10-26 12:11
Co-chair of the Legislative Council in the Civil Democratic Administration of Manbij Farouq al-Mashi denounced the Turkish state practices against the leader of the Kurdish people Abdullah Ocelan; describing them as "fascism" and at the same time, the phi ...

Opening of a school in Ain Issa camp

ANHA - 2017-10-26 12:11
Al-Raqqa Civil Council is getting ready preparing to begin the opening of a school in Ain Issa refugee camp, where 110 students will receive education at the school. ...

Iran-Backed Militias Launch Attack Against Peshmerga West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-10-26 09:47
ERBIL — Iraqi forces and Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi (PMF) launched a fresh offensive on Peshmerga positions in north west of Mosul on Thursday. The Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) reported on Thursday that the Iranian-bac ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Preparing to Attack Peshmerga NW Mosul: KRSC

BAS News - 2017-10-26 00:29
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Security Council warned late on Wednesday of imminent attack by Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraqi forces on the Peshmerga positions northwest of Mosul. “Imminent attack expected by Iraqi forces and Iran ...

Iraqi PM arrives in Turkey

Waar Media - 2017-10-25 14:35
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Premier Minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived in Turkey in an official visit for two days. A statement by the Council of Ministers received by local Iraqi press, cited “Abadi accompanied by a key delegation headed to Turkey to discuss th ...

Baghdad Continues Military Aggression Against People of Kurdistan: KRSC

BAS News - 2017-10-23 14:08
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) has warned about Iraqi government’s continued military aggression against the people of Kurdistan despite repeated calls from the international community to halt the offensives. “We are concerned about ...

Lina Barakat: al-Raqqa voice must heard

ANHA - 2017-10-22 09:59
The spokesperson in the name of Syrian Women Council assured on the necessity of al-Raqqa women's role in solving the Syrian crisis, and said "Women's voice must be heard by everybody". ...
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