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PM Barzani to Meet with Russian Foreign Minister

BAS News - 2017-05-25 21:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani will attend the upcoming International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Russia, also meeting with a number of world leaders to discuss the details latest developments in the region. The 21st Internatio ...

Kurdistan Tourism Seeks ATTA's Assistance for Membership with UNWTO

BAS News - 2017-05-25 21:01
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's General Board of Tourism on Thursday asked Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) to assist the board for membership with the United Nations' special agency, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), according to the spokesperson o ...

IS Abducts nearly 3,000 Villagers in Western Nineveh

BAS News - 2017-05-25 19:30
ERBIL— The extremists from the Islamic State (IS) organization on Thursday raided four villages in western Nineveh province, abducting nearly 3,000 civilians. Iraqi media, citing Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights, reported IS took the people from Afri', ...

PKK Demands Muslims to Donate Alms to the Party

BAS News - 2017-05-25 19:01
Kurdistan fatwa authority says it's religiously unlawful to give the charity to the PKK ERBIL— The Marxist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has called on the Kurdistan Region Muslims to donate their alms and charities of the fasting month of Ramadan to the ...

German Magazine Der Spiegel Describes Iraqi Forces As "Monsters"

BAS News - 2017-05-25 15:32
ERBIL — Iraqi forces "are monsters not heroes," as in the fight against Islamic State (IS) militants they have tortured and raped civilians and those merely suspected to be affiliated with the IS without actual proof. This was done with US awareness of t ...

US Informs Iraq About Maliki's Attempts to Organize a Coup: Report

BAS News - 2017-05-25 15:32
US has asked Iraq to remove 785 officers from the defense and interior ministries ERBIL — Former Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki,with the support of Iran, has been preparing for a coup attempt to take over the power in Iraq and the US has warned the ...

Erbil-Bağdat ilişkisine 'ev sahibi-kiracı' benzetmesi

Ufkumuzhaber - 2017-05-25 03:03
Erbil-Bağdat ilişkisine 'ev sahibi-kiracı' benzetmesiIKBY Başbakanı Barzani, "ev sahibi-kiracı" ilişkisine benzettiği Erbil ile Bağdat arasındaki mevcut durumdan iki tarafın da memnun olmadığını söyledi. ...

Barzani: Bağdat - Erbil ilişkisi kiracı - ev sahibi gibi

Roja Welat - 2017-05-25 02:03
Kürdistan'ın bağımsızlığına ilişkin ise Neçirvan Barzani, “Bağımsızlık hepimizi bir araya getirecek. Tarih boyunca bugün olduğu gibi fırsat doğmamıştır. Bağımsızlık sihirli bir çözüm olmayacak ancak çözüme doğru bir yol olacak” ifadelerini kullandı ...

SDF Close in on Central Raqqa: Monitor

BAS News - 2017-05-25 00:14
ERBIL — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the coalition forces, have taken full control of “the last” Islamic State (IS)-held village in eastern Raqqa, Syria. According to the information obtained buy the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ( ...

Bağdat – Erbil İlişkisi

Vengma - 2017-05-25 00:12
Başbakan Neçirvan Barzani, “Bağdat ile iyi bir ilişkimiz olsa, kiracı ve ev sahibi ilişkisi gibi olan mevcut durumdan daha iyi olacak” dedi. Başbakan Barzani, bugün Saad Abdullah Konferans Salonu’nda düzenlenen Hewler Kürdistan Üniversitesi Bilimsel Konfe ...

Prime Minister Barzani condemns Manchester terror attack

KRG-Spain - 2017-05-25 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – In a statement, Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani strongly condemned Monday’s terrorist attack at a concert in Manchester. Below is the text of the statement: I strongly condemn the terror ...

Three Turkish Police Officers Killed, Injured in Clash with PKK

BAS News - 2017-05-24 23:24
ERBIL — One Turkish police officer was killed during military confrontations with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Wednesday, a Turkish police source said. The fire exchange had reportedly taken place in the mainly Kurdish-populated province of Sirn ...

PKK Burns Five Military Trucks SE Turkey

BAS News - 2017-05-24 19:26
ERBIL— The guerrillas of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) on Wednesday set fire to five trucks of the Turkish army and a government vehicle in Agiri province. The event happened as a group of PKK fighters blocked a route near Gulizar village, close to T ...

Kurdish Opposition Member Dies at PYD's Court in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-05-24 17:21
ERBIL— A member of the KDP-S( Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria) died in Afrin, Syria, on Wednesday while he was being tried in a court of the ruling party, PYD (Democratic Union Party), Kurdistan 24 news channel reported. Mohammed Hassan Saydo, 80, wa ...

Dozens of IS Militants Killed in Western Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-05-24 16:42
15 wanted and suspects were also arrested in the province ERBIL— As a result of coalition airstrikes on Islamic State (IS) bases in western Kirkuk, dozens of IS members were killed. Also in separate operations, 15 people were arrested over "terrorism" ch ...

Selvi: Erbil ve Kobani'yi de kapsayacak yeni bir Kürt açılımı...

ZERnews - 2017-05-24 15:10
AK Parti kulislerinde konuşulanları köşesinde sıkça yer veren Hürriyet yazarı Abdulkadir Selvi, yeniden AK Parti Genel Başkanı olan Tayyip Erdoğan'ın yeni dönemde İslami kesim, liberaller ve Kürt siyaseti ile uzlaşma arayışı içerisine gireceğini söyledi. ...

Saddam'dan kalma Napalm bombası fişeği bulundu

BAS News - 2017-05-24 15:04
BasNews- Başkent Erbil’e bağlı Rewanduz ilçesinde patlamamış Napalm bombası fişeği bulundu. Yetkililer bombanın Saddam Hüseyin döneminden kalmış olabileceğini söylediWertê kasabası belediye yetkilisi Muslih Zirar, Kürdistan24’e yaptığı açıklamada, bir gr ...

Kürdistanlı vücut geliştirme sporcusu İngiltere’de 4. oldu

BAS News - 2017-05-24 14:33
Bas Gazetesi- Kürdistanlı vücut geliştirme sporcusu 26 yaşındaki Serkar Abdullah, İngiltere’de her yıl düzenlenen Nabba Kuzey Britanya Şampiyonası’nda bu yıl dereceye girdi. 150 kişi arasında 4.olan Abdullah, bu güne kadar 5 madalya aldı. Erbil’de yaşadı ...

International Coalition's Project for Peshmerga to Be Reviewed by KRP

BAS News - 2017-05-24 13:50
The project will be enforced after it is approved by Kurdistan Region Presidency ERBIL — After the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) council of ministers approved a project for restructuring the Peshmerga forces, it was handed to the Kurdistan Region P ...

KRG PM Says It's Best Time for Self-Determination

BAS News - 2017-05-24 12:21
ERBIL — A conference on the future of Kurdistan Region kicked off today and during the inauguration speech, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani cast light on the economic and security issues in Kurdistan as well as the re ...

Başbakan Neçirvan Barzani: Bizi toparlayacak olan bağımsızlıktır

ZERnews - 2017-05-24 11:12
Kürdistan Başbakanı Neçirvan Barzani siyasi krizi, bağımsızlık ve referandum ile ilgili önemli açıklamalar yaptı. Başbakan Barzani, bugün Saad Abdullah Konferans Salonu'nda düzenlenen Hewler (Erbil) Kürdistan Üniversitesi Bilimsel Konferansı'nda konuştu. ...

8 Prisoners Executed a Week After Presidential Elections in Iran

BAS News - 2017-05-24 10:41
ERBIL — Only a week after the presidential elections in Iran, eight prisoners were executed across Iran. According to human rights sources, executions against at least eight death row inmates in prisons in Ardabil, Tabriz, Kermanshah and Baluchistan citi ...

Erbil'de Ürdün'ün bağımsızlık günü kutlamaları

BAS News - 2017-05-24 09:36
Mihamed Dergeleyi BasNews - Kürdistan Bölgesi Başkenti Erbil'de Ürdün Başkonsolosluğu, Ürdün'ün bağımsızlığının 71'inci yıldönümü vesilesiyle Rotana Otel'de bir resepsiyon düzenledi. Resepsiyona Kürdistan Bölgesi İçişleri Bakanı ve çok sayıda yetkili kat ...

BM'den Bağımsız Kürdistan Açıklaması

Kurdistan Post - 2017-05-24 03:00
BM Irak Özel Temsilcisi Ján Kubiš, Irak Kürdistan Bölgesel Yönetimi’nde (IKBY) yıl sonuna kadar düzenlenmesi planlanan bağımsızlık referandumu hakkında Güvenlik Konseyi’ne bilgi verdi. Kubiš, Erbil’in referandumdan hemen sonra bağımsızlık ilan etmeyeceği ...

[In Pictures]: Jordan’s Independence Day Marked in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-05-23 21:59
ERBIL — With the presence of several senior Kurdish officials, the Consulate General of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan marked the 71 anniversary of the country’s independence. Among the officials were Kurdistan Region’s Foreign Minister Falah Mustafa, s ...

Poetry Book on Sinjar Massacre to be Unveiled in Iranian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-05-23 21:48
Erbil— A collection of poems about the extermination of the Kurdish Yezidi people of Sinjar will be unveiled on Wednesday in the Kurdish city of Sinjar, Iran. The book by Kamal Amini, entitled "A quarter to Forget" and issued by Gutar Publishers, will be ...

KRG Planing to Establish Peshmerga Airforce

BAS News - 2017-05-23 21:02
ERBIL — As part of it’s reform and restructuring plan, Kurdistan Regional Government’s Peshmerga Ministry is said to establish first-ever airforce. A Peshmerga official told Kurdistan24 on Monday that the proposal has been finalised and it now awaits Pre ...

Official Accuses PKK of Assassinating over 30 Civilians of Sinjar

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

BCF Delivers Food Assistance to Civilians in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-23 16:52
Civilians in Mosul's western part are in dire need of basic food aid ERBIL — In its continued collaboration with the State of Kuwait to assist the people of Mosul, Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) delivered life-saving food aid to civilians in the libera ...

Çoman Kaymakamı: PKK halktan haraç topluyor

BAS News - 2017-05-23 13:50
Mihemed Hesnanî BasNews – Kürdistan Bölgesi’nin Doğu Kürdistan sınırındaki Çoman İlçesi Kaymakamı, PKK’nin bölgedeki varlığından ötürü 20 köye hizmet götürülemediğini söyleyerek ‘‘PKK vatandaşlardan haraç alıyor’’ dedi. Erbil’in Çoman İlçesi Kaymakamı Eh ...

"ABD, PYD'yi PKK'den uzak ENKS'ye yakın tutacak"

ZERnews - 2017-05-23 12:45
Soranice yayın yapan Erbil merkezli Bas Gazetesi'nde yer alan bir habere göre, ABD'nin Ortadoğu'da bazı güçlerin etkinliğini sınırlandırmak istediği ve bu güçlerden birinin de PKK olduğunu ileri sürdü. Haftalık yayın yapan Bas Gazetesi'nde yer alan bir ha ...

US Asks Iraq to Suspend 785 Iranian-affiliated Officials

BAS News - 2017-05-23 12:29
US says these officials are implementing Iran's agendas ERBIL — The United States has asked Iraq to suspend the work of 785 officers in the ministries of defense and interior who are following the Iranian agendas, Secretary General of the European Depart ...

Iraqi Kurdistan rife with unlicensed guns, gun violence

E-Kurd - 2017-05-23 08:58
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The young coach tried to calm his players as they argued with the referee who had sent off three of their teammates during a soccer game in the city of Sulaimani on Saturday evening. As the row grew, some fans inte ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – May 22, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-05-23 08:58
Zakho of Iraqi Kurdistan has become drug gateway to Turkey, Syria Erbil: Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s Independent Commission for Human Rights said the region’s district of Zakho has become a gateway between Iran, Turkey and Syria for drug trafficking. Head o ...

KDP prefers elections in Iraqi Kurdistan to be held on time

E-Kurd - 2017-05-23 08:58
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) prefers holding elections in Iraqi Kurdistan Region on time, a KDP leadership member said on Sunday. Following his attendance at funeral proceedings of the Kurdish leader and th ...

KDP says relations with Gorran not cut off but political issues exist

E-Kurd - 2017-05-23 08:58
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Relations between the opposition Change Movement (Gorran) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) are not cut off completely, but political problems do exist, a KDP member said. KDP member and Kurdistan Parliament ...

Sen. McCain Ensures Kurds of Congress’s Support

BAS News - 2017-05-23 01:54
ERBIL — Commanding the role of Kurdistan Region and its Peshmerga forces in the global anti-Islamic State (IS) efforts, US Senator John McCain has ensured the Kurds of “friendship and support” from Congress. The remark was made during a meeting between M ...

Germany Urges Iran to Stop Destabilising Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2017-05-22 22:07
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran is urged to stop supporting armed groups operating inside Iraq and Syria where they are contributed to destabilisation of the region only, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday. “In many conflicts in t ...

Four Shi’ite Militias Arrested After Assaulting Kurdish Lawmaker

BAS News - 2017-05-22 22:07
ERBIL — The Iraqi police have arrested four Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi for their involvement in assaulting a Kurdish member of the Iraqi Parliament. MP Salim Shabak said on Monday that the arrest comes after he filed a complaint against the atta ...

Over 165,000 IDP Families Returned to Anbar

BAS News - 2017-05-22 19:41
ERBIL— As of September 2016, some 165,089 displaced families form Anbar returned to their original places in the province after elimination of Islamic State (IS) threats in their areas, an official said. Most of these people resided in the Kurdistan Regi ...

IS Executes 18 Civilians in Hawija over Espionage

BAS News - 2017-05-22 19:10
ERBIL— Some 18 civilians from Hawija who were accused by the Islamic State (IS) organization of spying for the Iraqi forces were executed by IS militants on Monday, said a tribal chieftain from the area. Speaking to BasNews, Sheikh Masrour Naji, the chie ...

KRSC Chief Masrour Barzani Meets SEN McCain

BAS News - 2017-05-22 18:20
ERBIL— The Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) on Monday met with the US republican senator John McCain as part of his official meetings with the US politicians and officials. According to a twit by the Kurdistan Regional Government (K ...

Saudi and Iraqi Oil Ministers Discuss OPEC Output Cut in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-05-22 18:01
ERBIL — The Saudi Oil Minister, Khaled Al-Faleh, arrived in the capital city of Iraq, Baghdad on Monday, as part of his official visit to Iraq in order to discuss the extension of the OPEC output cut. According to Asem Jihad, the Spokesperson for the Ira ...

Hashd Presence Does Not Bode Well for Future of Nineveh: Leader

BAS News - 2017-05-22 17:38
He blamed the Shi'ite forces for impeding the IDPs' return ERBIL— The Shi'ite Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitaries should withdraw from Nineveh as they are a threat against the security of the area after the complete liberation of Mosul, said the general secre ...

Cafeterias in Sulaimaniyah Penalized for Employing Children

BAS News - 2017-05-22 17:09
ERBIL— Several cafeterias in Sulaimaniyah have been penalized after they employed children or treated them as customers, an official stated on Monday. Speaking to BasNews, Goran Qadr, the chairman for the joint committees of mayor's office, said the offi ...

HRW: Hashd Al-Shaabi Detaining and Torturing Men Fleeing Fighting

BAS News - 2017-05-22 15:26
The militia group detained men in schools and tortured them ERBIL – Iraqi paramilitary forces, known as Hashd al-Shaabi or Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), have arbitrarily detained at least 100 men since late April 2017, and in some cases, the detaine ...

Kürt gazeteci hayatını kaybetti

BAS News - 2017-05-22 10:29
BasNews - Gazeteci Şazad Enwer Resûl bu sabah Erbil’de hayatını kaybettiği bildirildi. Kürdistan Bölgesi’nin tecrübeli gazetecileri arasında yer alan Şazad Enwer Resûl Xebat gazetesi ve Gulan dergisi başta olmak üzere birçok basın-yayın kuruluşunda çalış ...

UN Security Council to Hold Session on Situation in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-05-21 22:13
ERBIL — The United Nations Security Council is set to hold a session about the situation of Iraq on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 3 p.m. New York time (10 p.m. Baghdad time). The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, will brie ...

Iraqi VP Allawi Warns about More Dangerous Force than IS

BAS News - 2017-05-21 20:14
ERBIL— If there is no political success parallel with the military victories against the Islamic State (IS) organization, big threats loom on the horizon for Iraq, warned Iraqi Vice President Ayad al-Allawi. Speaking to Russia Today on Sunday, Iraqi VP t ...

450 IS Fighters Cordoned off in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-21 19:28
ERBIL— Only 3% of Mosul is left under the control of Islamic State (IS) organization, while 450 members of the organization are besieged by Iraqi forces in the city. The Arabic Sputink news quoted a member of Nineveh Provincial Council as saying 97% of e ...

In Spring Winter Returns to Khoy, Eastern Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-05-21 18:59
ERBIL— It came as a surprise for the residents of some parts of Western Azerbaijan province of Iran to see their houses covered with snow on Sunday morning. The snowing started this morning in the heights of Khoy and later in the Kurdish populated distri ...

Gorran Insists on Enforcing Party's Agenda

BAS News - 2017-05-21 17:26
ERBIL— In a statement on Sunday, Gorran (Change) Movement reiterated it will pursue the agenda of the party and the approach that the party's late leader promoted. The party stated that it will observe the agenda of the party "in the same way that Nawshi ...

BCF Provided Food Packages to over 3,500 IDP Families

BAS News - 2017-05-21 17:26
ERBIL— Barzani Charity Foundation on Sunday issued food packages to 3,586 families in three IDP camps. Each family in Mam Rashan, Garmaw, and Shekhan camps received a 73kg package which the charity organization issues to the families on a monthly basis. ...

Russia Ready to Send Representative to Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-05-21 16:19
ERBIL— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)'s representative to Russia stated on Sunday that Moscow has agreed to send a representative to oversee Kurdistan Region's referendum on independence from Iraq. Khoshawi Mala Ibrahim said a member of the Security ...

Federal Police Announces New Plan to Storm IS Strongholds in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-21 15:39
Only four areas in west Mosul are left under IS control ERBIL — Deputy Commander of the Federal Police, Major General Jaafar al-Battat, announced on Sunday a new military plan for the operation of storming the Old City district in west Mosul, in a bid to ...

Fate of Three KDP-S Leaders Abducted by PKK in Rojava Unknown

BAS News - 2017-05-21 10:49
PYD, a PKK affiliate, continues to crack down on opposition parties ERBIL — The fate of three members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S) politburo, who have been abducted by the Democratic Union Party (PYD), remains unknown. Torin Shamdin ...

Beşiktaş, Erbil ve Kerkük'te futbol okulu açtı

ZERnews - 2017-05-21 10:48
Beşiktaş Futbol Takımı, Kerkük ve Erbil’de futbol okulu açtı. Beşiktaş'ın başkent Erbil'deki futbol okulu açılışına Türkiye'nin Erbil Başkonsolosu Mehmet Akif İnam, Kürdistan Parlamentosu Türkmen Cephesi Parlamenteri Aydın Maruf, 1903 Karakartallar Derneğ ...

Beşiktaş Erbil’de futbol okulu açtı

BAS News - 2017-05-21 09:36
Mihemed Dergeleyi BasNews - Türk futbolunun ünlü takımı Beşiktaş Kürdistan Bölgesi başkenti Erbil’de futbol okulu açtı. Okul açılışına Türkiye Erbil Başkonsolosu Mehmet Akif İnam, Kürdistan Parlamentosu Türkmen Cephesi Parlamenteri Aydın Maruf, 1903 Kara ...

Turkish Beşiktaş Football School Opened in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-05-20 23:49
ERBIL — The Turkish Beşiktaş football club opened on Saturday a football school in Erbil in a ceremony attended by the Turkish consul-general in Erbil. Beşiktaş Footabll School was opened on Saturday in a ceremony attended by Mehmet Akif, the Turkish Con ...

Iraqi National Arrested over "Espionage" in Lebanon

BAS News - 2017-05-20 20:47
ERBIL— The Lebanese security forces have arrested an Iraqi national over "spying for Isreal," Lebanese media reported on Saturday. The reports cited an official government source saying the General Directorate of General Security arrested the person for ...

Hashd Not a Party in Liberating Rest of Yezidi Areas: MP

BAS News - 2017-05-20 20:11
Shi'ite commander warns against "occupying" the areas ERBIL— The paramilitary forces of Hashd al-Shaabi will not participate in the process to liberate the rest of Nineveh province, including the Yezidi populated districts of Sinjar, an MP said. Shakhawa ...

Kurdistan Ready to Talk with Baghdad only on Referendum: MP

BAS News - 2017-05-20 19:08
ERBIL— Currently Kurdistan Region is ready for talks with the Iraqi government only over Kurdistan's appeal for a referendum on independence, said a Kurdish MP at the Iraqi House of Representatives. Khushawi Khalil's statement came in response to a state ...

Barzani and Iraqi President Discuss Baghdad-Erbil Relations

BAS News - 2017-05-20 18:07
The leaders met in Amman on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa AMMAN — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi President Fuad Masoum met on Saturday in Amman, capital of Jordan, and discussed Baghdad ...

UNAMI Decries Basra, Baghdad Multiple Suicide Bombings

BAS News - 2017-05-20 17:23
ERBIL – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, strongly condemned the series of suicide bombing attacks in Baghdad and Basra which caused many casualties, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq ...

Iraq Makes $300 Million Payment Towards Its Debt to Iran

BAS News - 2017-05-20 16:30
ERBIL — Iraq has made its first debt payment of $300 million out of the total of $1.1 billion it owes to Iran, said Iran’s Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Falahatian, as reported by Oil Price. Under the power-export agreement that was signed between the ...

Sadr Proscribes Alliance with Maliki

BAS News - 2017-05-20 16:00
ERBIL— The clerical leader of the Shi'ite Sadr Movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, on Saturday warned senior Iraqi politicians and statesmen against forming coalition with the former prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki. During a televised interview, along others Sadr ...

Demand to Equip Peshmerga with Airplanes Sent to US Congress: Official

BAS News - 2017-05-20 15:18
ERBIL— As part of the project to unify and reorganize Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces, a demand for providing airplanes for the forces has been send to the US Congress, said an official. Deputy for Peshmerga Chief of Staff Salar Muhammad Jabari said ...

81 Iranian Kurds Arrested over "Electoral Fraud"

BAS News - 2017-05-20 15:18
ERBIL— Some 81 Kurdish civilians from Kermanshah province, northwest of Iran, were arrested on Friday on charge of committing frauds in Iran's general polls. Iranian media channels cited Brig. Reza Shirazi, Kermanshah police commander, as saying the peop ...

Jordan Supports Kurdistan Region's Independence: Kurdish MP

BAS News - 2017-05-20 14:32
Jordan is playing an effective role in the region ERBIL — Jordan is one of the countries which has strong relations with the Kurdistan Region and it will support its independence, said an Iraqi parliament member. Renas Jano, a Kurdish member of the Iraqi ...

Bombings in Basra and Baghdad Kill 28, Wound Dozens

BAS News - 2017-05-20 09:40
Islamic State claimed the Basra attacks ERBIL — Iraq's Interior Ministry said that 13 people were killed and others were 15 wounded, including 9 policemen, as a result of the explosions of two car bombs in southern Baghdad, according to the initial repor ...

KDP Politburo Offers Condolences on Gorran Leader’s Death

BAS News - 2017-05-19 19:53
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) politburo on Friday issued a statement to deliver condolences to the family members of the Gorran (Change) Movement leader Nawshirwan Mustafa who died at the age of 73 the same day. The KDP statement also offers c ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – May 19, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-05-19 14:58
Kurdistan PM expresses condolences on death of Gorran leader Nawshirwan Mustafa Erbil: Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani expressed his condolences on Friday (May 19) to the family of Change Movement (Gorran) lead ...
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