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Kurdistan-Turkey Border Crossing in Normal Operation: Governor

BAS News - 2017-09-25 22:06
DUHOK — Governor of Kurdistan Region’s Duhok province has rejected the reports about closure of border crossings with Turkey as part of Ankara’s reaction to Monday’s independence referendum in Kurdistan Region. Governor Farhad Atroushi told reporters tha ...

World’s Yezidi Leader Votes to Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-25 13:32
ERBIL — Mir Tahsin Bag, the leader of Yezidis across Kurdistan and the world, casted his vote in the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region on Monday. Early today Mir Tahsin Bag attended a polling station in the town of Shekhan, Duhok province, ...

Yezidis Rally in Support of Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-22 15:12
DUHOK — The Kurdish Yezidi community organized on Friday a rally in Khanke camp in Duhok Province in support of Kurdistan Region’s independence. Khisho Mirza, head of Yezidis’ Lalish Centre in Sinjar region, told BasNews that the Kurdish Yezidis in Khank ...

KRG condemns Turkish airstrikes killing 7 civilians in Duhok province

Waar Media - 2017-09-21 18:21
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Regional government has condemned the killing of seven civilians by Turkish airstrikes that happened on Tuesday in a village in Duhok Province, about 150 kilometers northwest of Erbil. “We as the Kurdistan Regional Government co ...

KRG Decries Turkish Airstrikes Which Killed Several Civilians

BAS News - 2017-09-21 00:28
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government issued on Wednesday an official statement to condemn recent Turkish airstrikes which took the lives of seven civilians in Duhok Province. According to the statement, the victims had visited the suburb areas of Sh ...

Barzani Foundation Delivers Aid to 2,000 Families in Duhok

BAS News - 2017-09-20 15:37
DUHOK — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) delivered two batches of food assistance to 2,000 displaced families and the financially weak families in Duhok Province. The BCF teams, in collaboration with the Kuwaiti state, delivered on Wednesday food aid to ...

Four Civilians Killed in Turkey’s Anti-PKK Airstrikes in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-20 13:55
DUHOK — Turkish fighter jets carried out overnight on Tuesday multiple airstrikes allegedly to target the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) guerrillas, but they left four civilians dead in Kurdistan Region’s Duhok Province. Head of Sheladze Local Administra ...

Kurdish-led SDF launch operation to liberate Deir al-Zor from ISIS

Waar Media - 2017-09-10 16:02
WAAR-DUHOK: The US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have launched an operation against the Islamic State (ISIS) in the north of Deir al-Zor Province in Syria, according to a statement on Saturday. Officials from the Deir al-Zor Military ...

IHERC: Polling station information now available online

Waar Media - 2017-09-08 13:06
WAAR-DUHOK: The Independent High Election and Referendum Commission (IHERC) has created a website providing polling booth location information for voters ahead of this month’s referendum. Registered voters can enter their ration card number and province ...

Israeli jets strike ‘chemical weapons factory’ in Syria’s Hama

Waar Media - 2017-09-07 14:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Israel targeted a military facility in western Syria’s Hama province early on Thursday, Syria’s army said, breaching Lebanese airspace to carry out the strikes. The army statement said the airstrike killed two people and caused material damag ...

Ethnic-Religious Groups in Duhok Campaign for Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-07 12:59
DUHOK — The followers of different religions and ethnicities rallied in support of Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum in Duhok Province on Thursday. Representatives and followers of various ethnic-religious groups, including Muslims, Christians, ...

Turkish Jets Target PKK Positions in subdistricts in Duhok Province

Waar Media - 2017-09-05 12:55
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish fighter jets once again on Monday bombarded Kurdistan Region border areas allegedly targeting the military positions used by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Mahmoud Nihili, head of the local administration of Nihel subdistrict in Duho ...

Britain to boost troops in Iraq in final push against terror group

Waar Media - 2017-09-02 01:07
WAAR-DUHOK: Some 44 Royal Engineers are being sent to Al Asad airbase in Anbar province, western Iraq, Sir Michael Fallon said. It takes the number of British personnel at the camp to more than 300 and the total in Iraq to around 600. ISIS has been on th ...

Over 50,000 Tourists Expected to Visit Duhok on Eid al-Adha

BAS News - 2017-08-28 13:21
ERBIL — More than 50,000 people are expected to visit Kurdistan Region’s Duhok Province during the week of Eid al-Adha holidays, an official said. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has developed a comprehensive plan to receive a huge number of tour ...

Iraqi military media says Tal Afar recaptured by 100%

Waar Media - 2017-08-27 15:18
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi military media said Sunday government troops and allied paramilitary forces had retaken full control over Tal Afar, Islamic State’s last holdout in Nineveh province. The War Media Cell, the Joint Operations Command’s media service, post ...

Amedi Vicinity Pounded by Turkish Jets

BAS News - 2017-08-15 19:14
ERBIL— Several bordering areas in the vicinity of Amedi township of Duhok province were bombarded by Turkish jets on Tuesday evening. Nerwa, Rekan and the Upper Doski areas were pounded in the offensive. The attack against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (P ...

Turkish Airstrikes Caused 70% Damage to Zakho Tourism: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-13 19:44
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 ...

Kirkuk governor: Kurdistan delegation to Baghdad represents province

Waar Media - 2017-08-13 18:29
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 ...

100-Bed Hospital to Be Constructed in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-08-12 20:20
ERBIL— Some 44 billion IQD (over 37.5 m USD) has been allocated to the construction of a 100-bed hospital in Sinjar, said health director of Duhok province. Dr. Nzar Ismat told BasNews on Saturday that the steps for construction of the hospital have alre ...

Kurdish Shabaks Hold a Conference on Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-08-12 14:16
The community supports independence for Kurdistan DUHOK — The Kurdish Shabak community organized a conference on Saturday, August 12, in Bardarash town in Duhok province to discuss the upcoming referendum on Kurdistan Region’s independence. The Shabak Ku ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – August 7, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
Explosion hits Turkish military convoy in Iraqi Kurdistan Zakho: An explosion hit a convoy of Turkish army in the sub-district of Batifa in Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s district of Zakho in Duhok province. Director of Batifa sub-district, Mohammed Hassan, co ...

Iran Shells Choman district of Erbil province

Waar Media - 2017-08-11 11:44
WAAR-DUHOK: Iranian army’s artillery units bombarded overnight Thursday Kurdistan Region border areas, claiming to have been targeting Iranian Kurdish opposition forces, locals said. A source from Choman district of Erbil province reported to press that ...

A Chinese restaurant’s generous discount for generous bra sizes

Waar Media - 2017-08-09 16:30
WAAR-DUHOK: An unusual promotion deal in a restaurant in Hangzhou, in China’s eastern Zhejiang province, has been making the rounds on social media in the country. This is because the discount offered is only for female customers – and it’s based on the ...

Remnants of Jewish Neighborhood in Zakho on Verge of Collapse

BAS News - 2017-08-07 19:35
ERBIL— The seven remaining houses of the Jewish community in Zakho (Duhok province) may collapse due to weather conditions and lack of budget to repair them, an official warned. Zakho Archeology Directorate does not have the budget to purchase the houses ...

Syria army ‘takes last ISIS-group held town in Homs’

Waar Media - 2017-08-06 17:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Syria’s army seized the last Islamic State (ISIS) group stronghold in the country’s Homs province on Saturday, clearing their path to attack the jihadists in the country’s east, a monitor said. Al-Sukhna, some 70 kilometres (45 miles) northea ...

[IN PICTURES]: Yezidi Women Demand Freedom for Their Abductees

BAS News - 2017-08-03 12:53
ERBIL — On the 3rd anniversary of Sinjar genocide, Yezidi women and girls in all the camps across Duhok province arranged gatherings, demanding freedom for the Yezidis remaining in Islamic State’s captivity. Dilvin Khalaf, head of Kurdistan Women Union’s ...

Turkish Missiles Hit Bordering Areas of Duhok

BAS News - 2017-08-01 18:11
ERBIL—Turkish fighter jets pounded Baze Vally of Duhok province Tuesday afternoon, damaging the woodland in the area. At 4:30 two missiles targeted the areas around the village of Baze (close to Baze Vally) in Upper Barwari district, said Sarbast Sabri A ...

Two Tourist Compounds to Be Constructed in Duhok

BAS News - 2017-07-30 17:56
ERBIL— After Kurdistan Region's economy is put back on track, two tourist compounds will be constructed in Duhok province. The compounds will be constructed after the complete victory over the Islamic State (IS) organization is announced, said Nadr Rosti ...

Turkish Jets Strike PKK Positions in Northern Duhok

BAS News - 2017-07-27 16:20
ERBIL — The Turkish warplanes bombed on Thursday PKK’s positions in the villages around Shiladze district in Amedi city in northern Duhok province. Local sources told BasNews that the Turkish fighter jets carried out air raids against the Kurdistan Worke ...

KRG Delivers Assistance to Christian Returnees in Telskuf

BAS News - 2017-07-27 11:15
The assistance was worth $100,000 ERBIL — KRG delivered assistance to the Christian returnees to Telskuf town, 30 km north of Mosul. Ismail Mohamad, head of the Board of Humanitarian Affairs in Duhok province, told BasNews that the board delivered on Wed ...

Islamic State declares Tal Afar as independent state from caliphate

Waar Media - 2017-07-13 13:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Islamic State has announced Tal Afar town, located west of Mosul, as an independent state from the proclaimed caliphate, according to a local source from Nineveh province. “IS leadership in Tal Afar declared in a brief statement that the town ...

Islamic State declares Baghdadi dead, rampage flares over succession

Waar Media - 2017-07-11 14:30
WAAR-DUHOK: The Islamic State has declared its runaway supreme leader dead, announcing it was going to name a successor soon, a source in Nineveh province said, the latest episode in clashing, unconfirmed reports around the leader’s survival. Alsumaria N ...

PKK Collapsed Tourism Sector in Amedi : Expert

BAS News - 2017-07-05 17:31
ERBIL— The militarization of 70% of tourism zone of the historic and attractive town of Amedi in Duhok province by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has caused irreparable damages to the tourism sector of the town, an economic expert stated. Abdulrazzaq ...

HDP delegation joins ‘March of Justice’ on its 19th day

Waar Media - 2017-07-04 11:47
WAAR-DUHOK: A pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) delegation has joined a “March of Justice,” launched by Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, in the Kandıra district of Kocaeli province, on its 19th day, the Gazeteduvar new ...

First Anthem for "Republic of Kurdistan" under Production

BAS News - 2017-07-01 19:15
ERBIL— Moved by Kurdistan Region's plan to run independence referendum in, two singers from Duhok province are producing the first anthem whose title reflect Kurdish aspirations for a state. "Welcome to Kurdistan Republic" is the title of the song which ...

140 Villages of Single District in Duhok Abandoned due to PKK

BAS News - 2017-06-29 18:38
ERBIL— Some 140 villages from a single district in Duhok province have been abandoned due to the presence of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) guerrillas, according to an official. Mahmoud Niheli, media secretary at Deraluk district's administration, to ...

Barzani addresses Arab tribal figures about Kurdistan Referendum

Waar Media - 2017-06-22 11:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani gave a seminar in Erbil on Wednesday to address the Arab tribal figures and personalities from Nineveh province and Makhmour city about the latest political developments and the situation of Mosul as ...

Russia demands probe of US downing Syrian aircraft

Waar Media - 2017-06-22 11:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia wants the United States to investigate its downing of a Syrian military aircraft in Raqqa province over the weekend, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday. “We demand a thorough investigation by the US comm ...

U.S. warplane downs Syrian army jet in Raqqa province

Waar Media - 2017-06-19 10:47
WAAR-DUHOK: A U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian army jet on Sunday in the southern Raqqa countryside, with Washington saying the jet had dropped bombs near U.S.-backed forces and Damascus saying the plane was downed while flying a mission against Islamic ...

HDP deputy Buldan released after brief detention

Waar Media - 2017-06-13 13:59
WAAR-DUHOK: Deputy Parliament Speaker and pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Pervin Buldan was released after she was briefly detained on Monday. Buldan was detained at a hotel where she was staying in the southeastern province of AMED-Di ...

Quake in Aegean shakes buildings in Greece and Turkey

Waar Media - 2017-06-13 11:07
WAAR-DUHOK: A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the western coast of Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday, rattling buildings from the Aegean Turkish province of Izmir to Greece’s capital of Athens. The epicenter of the quake was about ...

Turkish police detain HDP spokesperson Baydemir

Waar Media - 2017-06-02 15:43
WAAR-DUHOK: Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Şanlıurfa deputy and spokesperson Osman Baydemir was detained in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on Friday. A detention warrant was issued for Baydemir on May 30 by the Diyarbakır 4th Penal ...

Thirteen Turkish soldiers killed in military helicopter crash

Waar Media - 2017-06-01 19:48
WAAR-DUHOK: All 13 Turkish soldiers, including high-ranking generals, on board a Cougar military helicopter were killed when it crashed after getting caught in a high-voltage power line in the Senoba district of Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province, the ...

Turkish Military Says It Killed 13 PKK Members in Border Areas

BAS News - 2017-05-28 14:10
ISTANBUL — Thirteen Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) members were killed by the Turkish Air Force in northern Iraq on Sunday morning. The deaths resulted from an air operation targeting the Avasin-Basyan region in Duhok province of Kurdistan Region. The gu ...

Egypt: Coptic Christians killed in bus attack (Updated)

Waar Media - 2017-05-26 18:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt, killing at least 23 people and wounding 25 others, state media report. The bus was heading towards the Monastery of St Samuel the Confessor in Minya province, about 220km ...

Egypt: 23 killed in attack on Coptic Christians

Waar Media - 2017-05-26 12:59
WAAR-DUHOK: Gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians as they were driving to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing 23 and wounding 25, the governor of Egypt’s Minya province, Essam al-Bedaiwy, said. The post Egypt: 23 killed in attack on Copt ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – May 15, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
Turkish state sets up checkpoints in Iraqi Kurdistan Amedi: It is claimed that the Turkish army has set up checkpoints and is performing ID control in Amadi area in Duhok province of Iraqi Kurdistan, Berwarê Bala and Kanîmasî regions. Speaking to the SNN ...

Lalish Forum Discusses Reconstruction of Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-05-12 19:55
Lalish Forum 2 was organized in Duhok province DUHOK — The Second Lalish Forum, organized by the Yezidi Lalish Cultural and Social Center, began on Thursday in Duhok province for discussions on the situation of the Kurdish Yezidi community in Sinjar in t ...

Duhok Hosts Kite Flying Festival on Mount Zawa

BAS News - 2017-05-11 16:20
ERBIL— The Culture and Arts Directorate of Duhok province has arranged for a festival for flying paper kites on Thursday. Some 85 contestants have participated in the festival which began at 3:00 p.m. on Mount Zawa, according to Awaz Abdulla, media secre ...

Turkish Jets Strike PKK in Northern Kurdistan Region Areas

BAS News - 2017-05-09 10:04
The air raid resulted in a massive damage to the areas ERBIL — Turkish military bombed the positions of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Kurdistan Region border areas in Duhok province on Monday overnight. The Turkish jets carried out air bombings again ...

Turkmen Leader Demands Independence Referendum to Include Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2017-05-08 15:37
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkmen People’s Party reiterated its support for the Kurdistan Region independence and stressed out the inclusion of Kirkuk province in the imminent referendum on independence. Irfan Jamal Kirkukli, the leader of Turkmen People’s Party, told ...

A Civilian Killed in Turkish Air Raid Against PKK in Duhok

BAS News - 2017-05-03 17:52
Another civilian was wounded DUHOK — Turkish warplanes killed a civilian in Amedi city of Duhok province of Kurdistan Region on Wednesday. The Turkish Air Force heavily bombed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) positions in Rekan district of Amedi city near ...

Fourth Day in a Raw, Turkish Jets Bombard KRG Borders

BAS News - 2017-04-24 23:32
ERBIL — Turkish fighter jets for the fourth consecutive day continued an aerial campaign against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) positions along KRG-Turkey borders. The airstrikes were carried out in Duhok province’s Kani Masi area, local officials stated. ...

Three Tents Catch Fire in Kabartu IDP Camp in Duhok

BAS News - 2017-04-24 17:05
No casualties were reported DUHOK — A fire accident took place in a camp for the internally displaced persons (IDP) in the Duhok province on Monday, causing damage to the properties of the inhabitants of the camp. Bewar Abdul Aziz, Director of Duhok's Ci ...

Turkish warplanes bomb Kurdistan border areas for third day

Waar Media - 2017-04-23 16:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish warplanes once again dropped multiple bombs over Kurdistan Region’s Duhok province, located near the Turkish border. The bombs allegedly targeted military positions belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). According to the loc ...

Turkish Airstrikes against PKK Continue in Amedi

BAS News - 2017-04-23 13:07
DUHOK — Turkish warplanes on Sunday once again rained bombs over Kurdistan Region border areas in Duhok province, allegedly targeting military positions belonging to Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). According to the information obtained by BasNews, the ai ...

Turkish Warplanes Bombard Kurdistan Region Border Areas

BAS News - 2017-04-21 16:42
A civilian was wounded in the airstrikes DUHOK — Turkish military jets bombarded areas of Amedi city in Duhok province located near the Turkish border on Fridady, leaving one civilian wounded. Dler Zebari, commander of Kurdistan Region's border guards, t ...

Syrian Democratic Forces set up a Body to Govern Raqqa after ISIS Defeat

Waar Media - 2017-04-19 14:07
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurds in Syria’s Raqqa province form a civilian assembly on Tuesday that will govern the region after the ousting of Islamic State (ISIS) from its capital city, local media reported. “The city will be liberated soon and our assembly will be c ...

Titanic Ship Damaged by Flood in Zakho River, Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-04-15 18:31
ZAKHO — Friday's flood in Zakho city of Duhok province in Kurdistan Region resulted in the destruction of the Titanic Ship in Zakho river. The Titanic Ship which was named after the actual wrecked Titanic ship was used as a floating restaurant in Zakho r ...

BCF Delivers Aid to 600 Refugee Families in Duhok

BAS News - 2017-04-11 22:08
ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) delivered assistance to 600 Syrian refugee families settled in Gawilan camp in Duhok province on Tuesday. The BCF teams at Gawilan camp, in collaboration with the Islamic Relief Iraq, distributed aid, consisting o ...

Nine Kurdish Yezidis Freed from IS

BAS News - 2017-04-10 00:46
DUHOK — A total of nine Kurdish Yezidis, including four women and five children, were freed from the grip of Islamic State (IS) militants on Sunday, an official said. “They will arrive in Duhok [province of Kurdistan Region] on Monday to be reunited with ...

White House blames Barack Obama for Syria ‘chemical weapons’ attack

Waar Media - 2017-04-04 23:23
WAAR-DUHOK: Donald Trump’s administration has called a suspected chemical attack in Syria the result of the “weakness” of the Obama administration. The White House blamed the strike on Idlib province – which killed dozens and injured hundreds – directly ...

France calls UN for meeting after suspected Syria chemical attack

Waar Media - 2017-04-04 16:30
WAAR-DUHOK: France’s foreign minister on Tuesday called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council after a suspected gas attack on Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, Reuters reported on Tuesday. “A new and particularly serious chemic ...

Iraqi PM: Kurdistan Flag Flying over Kirkuk for the Past 10 years

Waar Media - 2017-04-04 12:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abad has criticized the controversy around a provincial decision to raise the Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk, saying the Kurdish flag has been hoisted in the province for the past ten years. In an interview with Mayad ...

‘Chemical attack’ in Syrian’s Idlib kills at least 18

Waar Media - 2017-04-04 12:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Air strikes killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human rights said. Syrian government or Russian jets pounded the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held ...

HDP’s Taşdemir released after detention

Waar Media - 2017-04-03 15:03
WAAR-DUHOK: Dilan Dirayet Taşdemir, a pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy, was released after being detained on Sunday in Muş province where she was campaigning for “no” votes in a critical referendum on April 16 on a constitutional packag ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – April 1, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-04-03 14:59
Christian Assyrians celebrate New Year in Duhok Duhok: Assyrians in iraqi Kurdistan Region’s Duhok province, celebrated on Saturday their traditional New Year amid the ongoing persecution the community faces in Iraq and Syria. Islamic State (IS) militant ...

Duhok: Eleven Fighters Leave PKK Ranks

BAS News - 2017-03-29 16:40
One of them is known to have close ties with a PKK leader DUHOK — At least 11 guerrillas on Tuesday abandoned the ranks of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and surrendered to the Kurdistan Region security forces in Amedi, Duhok province, a source revealed. ...

Kirkuk Provincial Council Votes in Favour of Raising Kurdistan Flag

Waar Media - 2017-03-28 14:19
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kirkuk Provincial Council has voted Tuesday to raise the Kurdistan flag over state buildings in the province, Turkmen and Arab representatives boycotted the session, following earlier concerns that the move may cause conflict among the ci ...

Czech Aids IDPs, Refugees in Kurdistan with $500,000

BAS News - 2017-03-17 01:03
DUHOK — The government of Czech Republic has allocated $500,000 in humanitarian aids for refugees and IDPs settled in Duhok province of Kurdistan Region. The aid was announced during a meeting between Czech Ambassador to Baghdad, Jan Vyčítal, and Duhok G ...

Kurdish Language and Kurdistan flag to be officially use in Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2017-03-16 13:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Kirkuk province has officially decided that alongside Arabic language, Kurdish should also be used in letters being issued by the city’s apparatus and the Kurdistan flag has to be flown across the city’s governmental institutions. Kirkuk gove ...

Saudi Arabia launches girls’ council in al-Qassim province with no women

Waar Media - 2017-03-14 14:52
WAAR-DUHOK: It was an encouraging initiative for a country not known for giving women a platform in public life. But when Saudi Arabia wanted to show off its inaugural girls’ council in al-Qassim province, they overlooked one thing: the women. Pictures r ...

Yezidi Women Demand the Rescue for Yezidi Abductees

BAS News - 2017-03-08 15:58
The Yezidi women at Khanke IDP camp staged a demonstration DUHOK — Hundreds of Yezidi women organized a demonstration in Duhok province, calling for the rescue of the Yezidi abductees from the extremists of the Islamic State (IS). On March 8th, marking t ...

Turkish Jets Strike PKK Positions in Amedi, Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-03-06 15:44
AMEDI — Turkish fighter jets, on Monday, carried out an air raid against the military positions belonging to Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Amedi district of Duhok province in Kurdistan Region. The PKK positions in Hese and Emkale villages near Amedi ...

NGO fights female genital mutilation FGM in Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The province of Duhok in Iraqi Kurdistan was known in the past to be a place where women don’t undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). However, a civil society organization has revealed in a survey that a number of women ...

WHO Steps up Medical Preparations as Mosul Operation Continues

BAS News - 2017-03-02 01:31
ISTANBUL — The World Health Organization (WHO) is opening trauma stabilization points, field hospitals, and primary health care centers in Erbil, Duhok and Nineveh province in order to provide medical health in eastern half of Mosul and to prepare for ca ...

Ahmet Turk: Barzani demanded Demirtaş release from Turkish authority

Waar Media - 2017-02-27 12:26
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani met on Monday with a delegation from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Ankara. The HDP delegation consists of Ahmet Turk, the former co-mayor of the Kurdish province of Mardin (North ...

Turkish Jets Continue Bombing PKK Positions near Amedi

BAS News - 2017-02-24 17:05
AMEDI — Turkish fighter jets on Friday carried out airstrikes against the military positions belonging to Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) inside Kurdistan Region’s Duhok province, locals confirmed. Several warplanes were noticed hovering over Kani Masi ar ...

PKK Encroaches on Kurdistan Region Borders, Multiplying Bases: MP

BAS News - 2017-02-20 16:17
The MP urges Kurdistan Region political leadership to take action against PKK "violations" ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) guerrillas have increased the number of their bases in Duhok province and in some areas they have set up checkpoints within ...

Two HDP’s parliamentarians face jail sentence on insult charges

Waar Media - 2017-02-15 15:11
WAAR-DUHOK: A Turkish court on Wednesday called for up to five years imprisonment for two opposition lawmakers accused of insulting the country’s president. According to an indictment issued by the chief public prosecutor in Van province, eastern Turkey, ...

Turkey: Curfews declared in 9 northern Kurdistan villages

Waar Media - 2017-02-12 14:35
WAAR-DUHOK: Curfews were imposed in nine villages in the southeastern Mardin province (northern Kurdistan) early Sunday, according to the regional governor’s office. Security forces will locate and destroy explosive devices planted by the PKK members gro ...

IS Hunter, Commander Kovli, Dies at 46

BAS News - 2017-02-03 19:20
He passed away of a stroke DUHOK — Commander of Kurdish counter-terrorism forces in Duhok province of Kurdistan Region, Wahid Kovli, died of a stroke early morning on Friday. Kovli, 46, was known as a brave commander who fought the Islamic State (IS) non ...

Ifj Urges Krg To Bring Kurdish Journalist’S Attackers To Justice

Roji Kurd - 2017-01-21 00:00
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) called on the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to “take responsibility” and bring the perpetrators who attacked and beat Kurdish journalist Karwan Haji in Duhok province on January 15, to justice. The I ...

Teachers kidnapped by suspected Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan

Waar Media - 2017-01-16 14:25
Waar, Duhok: Suspected Islamic State militants kidnapped 12 teachers and two other staff of a religious school in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, officials said. The teachers were taken on Sunday when a group of Islamic State (IS) fighters enter ...
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