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US, Baghdad warn against Kurdish independence vote

FOX News - 2017-08-11 03:22
As Iraqi Kurds count down the weeks until their landmark independence referendum, U.S. and Baghdad officials are warning the non-binding vote could be undermine the fight against ISIS. ...

Iraq, Saudi Arabia Meet to Discuss Greater Trade

BAS News - 2017-08-11 00:21
ERBIL — Iraqi and Saudi officials met on Thursday to discuss future cooperation between Iraq and Saudi Arabia in different fields of economy and trade, the Iraqi Oil Ministry said in a statement. Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi and the Saudi Minister ...

Around 12 IS Children Held by Iraqi Authorities in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-08-10 23:06
BAGHDAD — More than 12 children affiliated to the so-called Islamic State were taken by the Iraqi authorities and are held in social care, according to a government minister. Mohamed Shayya al-Sudani, Iraq’s Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, told Al ...

Tel Affar Operation Less Difficult: Iraqi Defence Ministry

BAS News - 2017-08-10 14:47
BAGHDAD — The battle for recapturing the town of Tel Afar from the Islamic State (IS) is expected to be less difficult, a commander of the Iraqi Defence Ministry's Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) said on Thursday. Lieutenant General Talib Shaghati, comma ...

Najmaldin Karim to SPUTNIK: Kurds may create several independent states

Waar Media - 2017-08-10 13:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurds may end up creating a number of independent states as parts of the nation living in Turkey, Iran and Syria have their own features and identify themselves as distinct people, the governor of an Kurdistan-Iraqi governorate said. The gove ...

Kurds, Iraqi Christians Want Democracy for Themselves

The Kurdish Project - 2017-08-10 04:53
Kurds of all religious backgrounds are committed to rebuilding Iraq. The post Kurds, Iraqi Christians Want Democracy for Themselves appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Iraqi Jets Pound 6 IS Headquarters in Western Anbar

BAS News - 2017-08-09 23:47
ERBIL — Iraqi Air Force (IAF) warplanes bombed six headquarters of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in al-Qa'im town, west of Anbar province, killing dozens of the group's militants, the Iraqi War Media Cell (WMC) said on Wednesday. IAF warplanes conduct ...

Iraqi Police Killed Senior IS Judge in Mosul's Old City

BAS News - 2017-08-09 23:47
ERBIL — Iraqi Federal Police forces killed a senior Islamic State (IS) judge in a raid in western Mosul’s Old City on Wednesday as the forces continue to clear the city from any remaining IS presence. Shaker Jawdat, chief at the Iraqi federal Police said ...

IS Stole Around $750 Million from Iraqi Banks Since 2014

BAS News - 2017-08-09 23:47
ERBIL — The so-called Islamic State (IS) stole roughly $750 million from Iraqi provinces since it emerged back in 2014, the Central Bank of Iraq declared on Tuesday. The Iraqi Central Bank said in a statement that the extremist group confiscated assets, ...

Trump affiliated hotel to be open in Kurdistan capital

Waar Media - 2017-08-09 17:49
WAAr-DUHOK: Hailed as “the next Dubai,” Iraqi Kurdistan enjoyed breakneck economic growth amid an era of stability and safety. That was, until the so-called ISIS brought it all to a grinding halt. New commercial towers and shopping centers began to dot t ...

Baghdad Prevents Unearthing Mass Grave of Anfal Victims in Nineveh

BAS News - 2017-08-09 17:15
Official says the grave contain remains of 500 victims form Badinan area ERBIL— Some 29 years past the burial of 500 Anfal victims from Badinan area of Kurdistan in a single mass grave in Nineveh province, the Iraqi government prevents the restoration of ...

US Building Additional Military Base in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-08-09 16:58
ERBIL — The US is establishing a military base near Mosul, north of Iraq to boost its military presence in the region. According to Iraqi Lt. Col. Mahdi al-Khafaji who spoke to Anadolu Agency, the base is located in Zummar district of Nineveh province. “ ...

96 Iraqi Police Officers Graduate from First Responder Course By UNMAS

BAS News - 2017-08-09 16:38
BAGHDAD — (UNAMI) Ninety six Iraqi police officers have successfully completed the First Responder Community Police training course aimed to enable them to deliver risk education to local communities and provide immediate response, if an explosive hazard ...

Barzani: Causes of Rise of IS in Iraq Must Be Uprooted

BAS News - 2017-08-09 11:54
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said that after defeating the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, the Iraqi government needs to deal with the factors that led to the emergence and growth of the organization. “We should not only deal with the o ...

Baghdad Looking Forward to Receiving Erbil Delegation: Abadi

BAS News - 2017-08-09 10:49
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he is expecting a delegation from Erbil to discuss the planned independence referendum and the days after. During his weekly press conference in Baghdad, Abadi said that Kurdistan Region’s independence re ...

Malala brings her Girl Power Trip to presidents and prime ministers

Malala - 2017-08-09 01:05
Last month, Malala met with Kurdish, Iraqi and Nigerian leaders, who committed to prioritising girls’ education Malala, Amina and Zia meet with Acting President Osinbajo of Nigeria (Credit: Novo Isioro).During her recent trips to Iraqi-Kurdistan and Nige ...

Iraq to Hang 27 IS Members for Involvement in Camp Speicher Massacre

BAS News - 2017-08-08 23:36
ERBIL — The Iraqi Central Criminal Court sentenced 27 'terror suspects' to death on Tuesday in the case known in the media as the "Camp Speicher massacre." According to a statement by Abdul-Sattar Al-Biraqdar, spokesperson of Iraq's Supreme Judicial Coun ...

Iraqi Forces Impose Curfew in Mosul's Old City

BAS News - 2017-08-08 23:36
ERBIL — Curfew has been imposed in Mosul's Old City following reports of an armed group of men hiding in tunnels and houses in the area, Iraqi Federal Police announced on Tuesday. According to a statement released by the Iraqi Federal Police, the claims ...

Iraqi Shiite militia says 40 of its fighters killed in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-08-08 16:42
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Shiite militia said Tuesday that at least 40 of its militiamen were killed in an attack the previous day on its positions across the border in Syria. The militia blamed the U.S.-led coalition for the assault but the Islamic State group ...

Iraqi Forces Arrest IS Intelligence Official in Eastern Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-08 16:09
MOSUL — Iraqi security forces arrested a senior intelligence official of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the eastern areas of Mosul, a security source said on Tuesday. The source, who spoke to Shafaaq News on condition of anonymity, said that the Ira ...

PICTURE: 9-Year-Old Yezidi Girl Freed from IS

BAS News - 2017-08-08 14:28
ERBIL — Another Kurdish Yezidi child has been rescued from the grip of the Islamic State (IS) militants with the help of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Vian Dakhil, the sole Yezidi member of the Iraqi parliament, confirmed the report in a tweet on ...

Coalition Rejects Report of Strike on Hashd al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2017-08-08 13:59
ERBIL — The US-led international coalition against Islamic State (IS) has rejected the allegations claiming the coalition stroke the fighters of the Iraqi Shi’ite Arab militias of Hashd al-Shaabi. “Allegations of Coalition strikes vs. Popular Mobilizatio ...

Over 100 Iraqi Shi’ite Militias Killed, Injured in Coalition Airstrike

BAS News - 2017-08-08 10:14
ERBIL — More than 100 fighters of the Iraqi Shi’ite Arab militia troops of Hashd al-Shaabi were mistakenly killed or injured on Monday in an airstrike near the Iraq-Syria border. According to a press release by Sayed al-Shohada brigade of Hashd al-Shaabi ...

IS Claims Killing Over 60 Iraqi Soldiers

BAS News - 2017-08-08 00:14
ERBIL — The so-called Islamic State (IS) claimed on Monday, its militants killed more than 60 Iraqi soldiers in a suicide bombing attack near the Iraq-Syria border. According to a message intercepted by the SITE Intelligence Group, the extremist group sa ...

Iraqi Army Continues Security Measures in Liberated Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-08 00:14
ERBIL — The Iraqi army will continue being responsible for security in the recently liberated city of Mosul until the local federal police forces restore their pre-Islamic State (IS) capabilities, a military spokesperson said on Monday. According to Brig ...

UNESCO Condemns Killing of Iraqi Journalists in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-08 00:14
ERBIL — UNESCO condemned on Monday the killing of two Iraqi journalists, whose bodies were discovered in a village south of Mosul last month. The UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, condemned the killing of the two journalists, saying such actions are ...

Civilians in Anbar Rely on Themselves for Protection From IS

BAS News - 2017-08-08 00:14
ERBIL — Civilians in Iraq’s Anbar Province are relying on themselves for protection, as they believe the work of the Iraqi Security forces is ineffective in regards to attacks by the Islamic State (IS). According to one of the residents in the town of Hi ...

You, Too, Can Help Save Iraqi Christians

National Review - 2017-08-07 21:25
St. Louis, Mo. — Maybe it was the Iraqi-born bishop praying the Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic, the language that Jesus spoke. Maybe it was being in the same venue here where (Saint) Pope John Paul II spoke in 1999. Maybe it was my whining about multiple silly ...

Intl Arm Wrestling Champion Killed in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-08-07 20:00
ERBIL— Unidentified gunmen shot a former Iraqi and world arm wrestling champion in Baghdad early Monday morning. Majed Ahmed Mohammed was killed in front of his home in Dora district of Baghdad, the Iraqi media cited the brother of the victim as saying. ...

Iraq Does Not Pose Obstacles to Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum: FM

BAS News - 2017-08-07 15:17
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi central government will not create obstacles on Kurdistan Region’s path towards holding the independence referendum, the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ibrahim Jafaari, said. Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament, Ardalan Nou ...

Iraqi Parliament Postpones Provincial Elections Until 2018

BAS News - 2017-08-07 14:10
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi parliament decided on Monday to postpone the provincial elections until next year to be held together with the parliamentary elections. The provincial elections were expected to be held this year on 16th September. The government is y ...

Iraq Races To Fill The Gap Left By The Saudis

Waar Media - 2017-08-07 13:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi oil exports topped 100 million barrels in July, but that’s still lower than the 3.93 million barrels per day rate Baghdad boasted back in May. The latest figures from the Iraqi Oil Ministry do not include exports from Kurdistan, which r ...

A Few Turkish Troops Wounded in Northern Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-08-07 12:54
A planted bomb, belonging to Iraqi Baath regime, exploded ERBIL — The explosion of a planted bomb near Zakho city in northern Kurdistan Region led to a number of injuries among the Turkish troops in border areas of northern Kurdistan Region. Mohamad Hasa ...

Kurdish political delegation to visit Baghdad: spokesman

KurdPress - 2017-08-07 10:33
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Spokesman Safeen Dizayee said a delegation from the region is expected to visit the Iraqi capital and it will be a political delegation from all parties. ...

Christians Would Return to Nineveh Only if Kurdistan Is Independent

BAS News - 2017-08-06 23:55
ERBIL — Iraqi Christians say they would return to the recently liberated Nineveh Plains only if the Kurdistan Region becomes an independent state, a Christian member of the Kurdistan Region Parliament said on Sunday. Waheda Yacoub, an Iraqi Christian mem ...

Coalition Jets Destroys IS Vigilantes Office in West Anbar

BAS News - 2017-08-06 23:55
ERBIL — US-led coalition conducted a series of airstrikes in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, destroying an Islamic State (IS) vigilantes office, according to an Iraqi army source. The source who spoke to Al Sumaria News on condition of anonymity said t ...

Turkey Arrests Three Iraqis Affiliated to IS

BAS News - 2017-08-06 23:55
ERBIL — Three Iraqi men were arrested by the Turkish authorities on suspicion of being affiliated to the so-called Islamic State (IS), a Turkish security source said on Sunday. According to the source, who spoke to Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymit ...

Teenager Kills IS Official for Having Affair with His Mother

BAS News - 2017-08-06 17:44
ERBIL— An Islamic State (IS) teenager on Sunday gunned down an IS official in Tal Afar and wounded his own mother seriously. According to a report by Iraqi al-Sumaria news, when he returned to their home in Tal Afar, the young IS recruit saw the chief fo ...

Iraqi North Oil Company Resumes Oil Exports to Ceyhan

BAS News - 2017-08-06 16:02
ERBIL — The state-run North Oil Company (NOC) resumed exporting Kikruk’s oil to Turkey’s Ceyhan port after it was halted earlier today by the Iraqi central government’s decision. Fuad Hussein, a member of the committee for oil and energy affairs in Kirku ...

Iraqi Oil Ministry Halts Kirkuk's Oil Exports to Ceyhan Port

BAS News - 2017-08-06 15:10
ERBIL — The state-run North Oil Company (NOC) was ordered on Sunday by the Iraqi central government to halt its oil exports to Turkey's Ceyhan port. Fuad Hussein, a member of the committee for oil and energy affairs in Kirkuk provincial council, told Kur ...

Tel Affar: IS Militants Digging Trenches, Preparing to Resist

BAS News - 2017-08-05 23:30
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants have started digging trenches inside and around the northern Iraqi town of Tel Affar as the Iraqi government forces a preparing for a major assault on the extremist group there. The IS leadership has also put its jiha ...

US Military Evacuates Spies Planted Within the IS Ranks

BAS News - 2017-08-05 23:30
ERBIL — The US military has recently made an airdrop of troops, aiming to evacuate US spies, who have been planted within the Islamic State (IS) ranks in western Mosul, a military source was quoted saying. According to an unnamed Iraqi military source, w ...

Iraqi Forces Discover Network of Tunnels Used by IS in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-05 23:30
ERBIL — Iraqi forces discovered a long network of tunnels used by the Islamic State (IS) militants in the recently liberated areas of western Mosul, Iraqi Federal Police commander said on Saturday. Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat, commander of the ...

Kirkuk Refuses to Cooperate with Baghdad's Plan to Ship Its Oil to Iran

BAS News - 2017-08-05 16:17
ERBIL — Kirkuk province refuses to cooperate with the plans made between the Iraqi government and Iran to ship its oil to Iran because the province has not been consulted on the plan, Kirkuk provincial officials said. Kurdish forces took control of some ...

U.S. foreign minister phones Barzani and Abadi

KurdPress - 2017-08-05 11:10
The U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has phoned Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in two separate days, the U.S. special envoy to the anti-IS coalition Brett McGurk stated. ...

Iraqi Kurds must protect themselves as a state: Nechirvan Barzani

KurdPress - 2017-08-04 20:19
In a speech marking the third anniversary of the IS invasion of Shingal and the murder and abduction of thousands of Yezidis, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said that the Kurds have lost all hope in living with ...

JGO Company Tasked with Clearing Mosul from Remnants of War

BAS News - 2017-08-04 19:21
MOSUL — Janus Global Operations (JGO) has undertaken the task of clearing the Iraqi northern city of Mosul from Islamic State’s (IS) booby traps, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and explosive remnants of war. The IS militants planted numerous bombs a ...

Nine Islamic State militants killed in Kirkuk air raid

Waar Media - 2017-08-04 13:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi warplanes killed nine Islamic State militants while moving in a convoy for an attack on security forces near Salahuddin, a local source in Kirkuk was quoted saying on Friday. Alsumaria News quoted the source saying that the strike, carr ...

Three Shi'ite Leaders Plan Alliance Against Maliki: Report

BAS News - 2017-08-04 13:29
ERBIL— Three prominent Iraqi Shi'ite leaders have intensified efforts to form the largest alliance for the upcoming elections to beat Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki, according to a report. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, Ayad al-Allawi, the l ...

13 IS Militants Killed South of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-04 13:29
ERBIL— Clashes between Iraqi forces and Islamic State (IS) militants near Shirqat district of Nineveh Friday left behind 13 militants dead. Capt. Amir Wathiq, from Nineveh police service, told BasNews that the militants had infiltrated Hud village near S ...

Miss Iraq Stripped off Title for Duping Jury

BAS News - 2017-08-04 08:55
ERBIL— Due to a breach, Viyan Nuri's title for Miss Iraq 2017 was dedicated to the first runner-up Masti Hama. Nuri lost her title because of breaching article 4 of the Iraqi Beauty Pageant Law, according to a statement published Thursday evening by the ...

KMEWO’s Statement on the 3rd Anniversary of the Yazidi Genocide

Kurdish & ME Women's Organisation - 2017-08-04 03:55
Three years after the Yazidi Genocide, KMEWO calls on the Kurdish and Iraqi governments to act on the horrific human rights abuses suffered by 6,470 abducted Yazidi women and children. On August 3, 2014, Islamic State (IS) began an attack on the Yazidi c ...

UK to Continue Supporting Iraq Against IS

BAS News - 2017-08-03 23:27
BAGHDAD — Great Britain's Chief of the Armed Forces, Air Chief Marshal Stuart Peach, affirmed on Thursday that his country will continue supporting the Iraqi government, in regards to the liberation of the remaining territories held by the so-called Isla ...

Yezidis Massacred by IS for Their Ethnic, Religious Identity: MP

BAS News - 2017-08-03 14:59
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidis have several times been massacred throughout history for their Yezidi religion and Kurdish nationality, said Vian Dakhil, the sole Yezidi member of the Iraqi parliament. Marking the third anniversary of the Islamic State (IS) ...

Iraq to use Iran's model in education

KurdPress - 2017-08-03 11:22
Iraqi Minister of Education called for using Iran as a role model for advancing its plans, as well as taking steps forward in educational ties with Tehran. ...
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