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Barzani: We Have the Right Not to Trust Verbal Pledges

BAS News - 2017-09-19 17:57
ERBIL— If the Kurdistan Region leadership receives an alternative for its independence referendum from Baghdad which the international community can guarantee its enforcement, instead of voting to the referendum on September 25, the people of Kurdistan w ...

Paris officially named host city for the 2024 Olympic Games

Waar Media - 2017-09-14 15:43
WAAR-DUHOK: The International Olympic Committee named Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics on Wednesday, crowning two cities at the same time in a historic first for the embattled sports body. Loud applause rang out at the Lima C ...

Over 2,500 People Arrested in Kurdistan for Suspected Links with IS

BAS News - 2017-09-13 19:10
ERBIL— Some 2,625 people have been arrested by Kurdistan security forces for suspected links with the Islamic State (IS) organization since 2014, stated the Chairman of Kurdistan Region's Committee for Evaluating and Responding to International Reports. ...

Since Sep 15… black attack on Kobanî, balances changed -1

ANHA - 2017-09-13 14:52
The extended attack which was launched by IS mercenaries on Kobanî canton mid-September 2014 has been preceded by many field developments in Syria and its neighbor Iraq, and it was clear that the attack on the canton was an international conspiracy, ...

How do displaced people live in al-Tabqa?

ANHA - 2017-09-11 12:20
Hundreds of thousands of displaced people in al-Tabqa and rural areas continue to live in tragic conditions after fleeing the war to come across a package of unrealistic UN and international promises to help them, forcing them to live amid the rubble of w ...

Newroz camp’s school about opening amid orgs’ negligence

ANHA - 2017-09-10 12:26
OLVA HAJ MANSOUR _RENAS REMO DÊRIK – The Democratic Community Training Committee prepared 10 classes at the Martyr Jamal Sarhad School in Newroz refugee camp for Yazidi refugees while international organizations continue ignoring the suffering of the refu ...

Iraqi Plane Lands in Damascus Airport for "Technical" Issue

BAS News - 2017-09-09 20:04
ERBIL— An Iraqi airplane, en route from Lebanon to Iraq, landed in Damascus International Airport due to a "technical" issue, Kurdistan 24 news channel reported on Saturday. The report said there are 50 Kurds on board the plane, along 33 other passengers ...

Runaway Ex-Iraqi Minister Arrested in Beirut

BAS News - 2017-09-09 19:09
ERBIL— Lebanese security service arrested on Saturday the former Iraqi trade minister, Abdul-Fallah al-Sudani, who is convicted of corruption. Sudani, wanted by the Interpol, was arrested in Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport. In 2012, Sudani was ...

KRG’s Representative to Attend Paths of Peace Conference in Germany

BAS News - 2017-09-09 15:24
ERBIL — Representative of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will take part in the international conference “PATHS OF PEACE: Religions and cultures in dialogue” which is set to take place from September 10th to 12th 2017 in Münster and Osnabrück cities ...

In Pictures: Marivan Int. Street Theatre Festival Launched

BAS News - 2017-09-09 13:48
ERBIL — 12th International Street theatre Festival was kicked off on Saturday in the Iranian Kurdish city of Marivan, northwest of Iran. The event is attended by foreign groups from six countries, according to the secretary of the festival, Fateh Badparv ...

Kurdish Red Crescent treats hundreds in al-Tabqa

ANHA - 2017-09-09 13:14
The action of opening the free clinic in al-Tabqa city that the Kurdish Red Crescent Organization in Kobani has done is one of the most prominent events after al-Tabqa was liberated by SDF fighters in May 10 while the international organizations do not pr ...

IHEC Registering International Observers for Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-07 15:00
ERBIL — Kurdistan’s Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission (KIHEC) is now registering the international observers who intend to observe the upcoming Kurdistan Region’s independence vote. “Kurdistan’s Independent High Elections and Referendu ...

Iraqi F-16 Pilot Dies After Jet Crash Amid Training in Arizona

BAS News - 2017-09-06 16:06
ERBIL — An Iraqi pilot has lost his life after his F-16 fighter jet crashed amid training flights in Arizona, Iraqi Defence Ministry confirmed. The US officials previously reported the incident which took place at Tucson International Airport on Tuesday ...

New Book Out: The Kurdish Question Revisited

Kurdish Studies Network - 2017-09-06 11:03
Stansfield, Gareth & Shareef, Mohammed (eds) Hurst, 2017 ISBN: 9781849045919 The Kurds, once marginal in the study of the Middle East and secondary in its international relations, have moved to centre stage in recent years. In Turkey, where the Kurdish qu ...

Daf festival in Sanandaj

KurdPress - 2017-09-06 09:07
The Seventh National Festival and First international Course on Daf (a tambourine-like drum) was held in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province in the west of Iran, from August 30 to September 1, 2017. ...

Massoud Barzani says Kurds could consider delay of vote with guarantees

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
Barzani says he will resign if people vote against independence HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Massoud Barzani said a postponement to Kurdistan referendum on independence could be considered if the Iraqi government and the international communit ...
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