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Syrian Kurds are not fighting for independence: Salih Muslim

KurdPress - 2017-08-09 10:22
The co-Leader of Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), Salih Muslim, stated that the goal of the Kurds in the north of the country is not to become independent, adding that Kurds are not alone in the region and there are other ethnics who are f ...

PYD youths: Turkey has already tested our patience

ANHA - 2017-08-06 14:35
Hundreds of Afrin canton youths have denounced the Turkish occupation army and mercenaries' attacks on Afrin and al-Shahba areas, the youths also denounced the isolation imposed on the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocalan saying " you have already tested ...

Peshmerga leader urging Yazidis to migrate from Şengal

ANHA - 2017-08-05 19:38
A military leader in the Peshmerga forces Haydar Shisho has urged Şengal people to migrate from their homeland in case to they did not join Başûr Kurdistan Region, in a clear indication that the region’s government is striving to displace forcibly Yazidis ...

IS Leader Settles Dispute Between Three Lovers By Marrying Their Beloved

BAS News - 2017-08-05 15:16
ERBIL — An Islamic State (IS) leader in Iraq’s Hawija has reportedly cheated three of his men by marrying a woman they were fighting for. According to a report by Russia Today, the three IS militants were in conflict over an IS female member identified a ...

Iran’s top leader pledges to continue missile program

Roji Kurd - 2017-08-04 00:02
Roji Kurd: Iran on Thursday 3.8.017, claimed the latest US sanctions against the country go against the spirit of the 2015 nuclear agreement. “We believe that the nuclear deal has been violated and we will react appropriately,” Deputy Foreign Minister Abb ...

Leader endorses Rouhani as Iran president

KurdPress - 2017-08-03 11:22
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has formally endorsed Hassan Rouhani as president, paving the way for him to take office for a second term as the head of Iran’s 12th administration. ...

Sadr Works to Restore Close Relations Between Baghdad and Riyadh

BAS News - 2017-08-02 14:28
BAGHDAD — Iraqi influential Shi’ite leader Muqtada Sadr has gained Saudi Arabia’s support for easing the tensions between Baghdad and Riyadh during his recent visit to the country. According to a press release by Sadr’s office, the Shi’ite leader who als ...

Maliki Responds to Reports on Dividing SLC

BAS News - 2017-07-29 19:57
ERBIL— The State of Law Coalition (SLC) leader Nouri al-Maliki states he will resort to the elections law against efforts to divide his coalition. Iraqi Vice President Maliki, who also heads the Shi'ite Da'wa Party, commented on the reports over the inte ...

Netanyahu asks Erdogan to focus on Kurds or Cyprus, not Jerusalem

Waar Media - 2017-07-27 14:26
WAAR-DUHOK: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a hypocrite, after the Turkish leader accused Israel of not respecting the right of worship in the al-Aqsa mosque. “It would be interesting to see wha ...

KDP delegation visits Gorran in Sulaimani

KurdPress - 2017-07-27 08:33
A delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) visited the Change Movement (Gorran) in Sulaimani one day after the party elected its new leader. ...

Barzani Congratulates New Gorran Leader on His Election

Waar Media - 2017-07-26 18:48
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Tuesday congratulated Omar Sayid Ali for being elected as the General Coordinator of the Change Movement (Gorran). Barzani, also the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), congratulated Al ...

Kurdistan Will Become All-Encompassing Exemplary State: Turkmen Leader

BAS News - 2017-07-26 18:19
ERBIL— The leader of the Turkmen Shuruq Party Duraid Muwafaq Quryali stated that his party supports the referendum on independence of the Kurdistan Region. In an interview with BasNews on Wednesday, Quryali also indicated the stance of the Turkmen offici ...

Turkmen Leader: We Vote “Yes” to Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-07-26 17:18
ERBIL — Turkmens in Iraq are in favour of Kurdistan’s independence referendum and the opposition voices in Baghdad do not represent the ethnic community, said Duraid Quryali, deputy chairperson of Turkmen Shrough Party, in an exclusive interview with Bas ...

IS Leader Al-Baghdadi Living in Deir Al-Zour, Syria: Sources

BAS News - 2017-07-26 15:29
ERBIL — Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper quoted sources as saying that the Islamic State (IS) chief Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi is still alive and is residing in a countryside of the Syrian city of Deir al-Zour. The newspaper said that the recent reports about Baghd ...

Barzani Congratulates New Gorran Leader on His Election

BAS News - 2017-07-25 17:14
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Tuesday congratulated Omar Sayid Ali for being elected as the General Coordinator of the Change Movement (Gorran). Barzani, also the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), congratulated Ali in ...

Gorran Elects New Leader

BAS News - 2017-07-25 16:10
SULAYMANIYAH — The Change Movement (Gorran) elected on Tuesday Omar Sayid Ali as the new General Coordinator of the party. 38 members of Gorran Council unanimously elected Ali to take over the party’s leadership after the death of the former leader Nawsh ...

PKK-Affiliate PJAK and Iran Enjoy Ceasefire Agreement: PAK Leader

BAS News - 2017-07-25 14:46
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK), Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) offshoot in the Iranian Kurdistan, is now enjoying a ceasefire with the Iranian government after an agreement made following a series of military clashes in the northwest of the ...

Ammar Hakim Resigns from ISCI And Forms New Party

BAS News - 2017-07-24 20:47
ERBIL— The Leader of the Shi'ite Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) Ammar al-Hakim on Monday announced his resignation from the party and declared the creation of a new one. While he declared the establishment of the National Wisdom Movement, Hakim a ...

Baghdad Seeks Violating Constitution by Amending Article 37: MP

BAS News - 2017-07-24 18:53
ERBIL— The Iraqi government is striving to impeach on the constitution by amending a constitutional article which will not secure the rights of the people of Kirkuk , said a Kurdish lawmaker to the Iraqi House of Representatives, demanding Kurdish leader ...

Turkmens Prefer Kurds to Shi'ite-Dominated Baghdad Govt : Leader

BAS News - 2017-07-24 17:30
He says the US will back the referendum if it's assured about granting rights to all components ERBIL— Turkmen parties in the Kurdistan Region have informed the US consular office in Erbil that the Turkmens in Kurdistan support the independence referendu ...

IS Executes Own High-ranking Official in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-07-24 13:02
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) extremist group has sentenced a leader of its own to death for espionage against the group. A security official from Kirkuk told al-Sumaria that the IS leader, identified as Abu Omer al-Jabouri, was tried by an IS Sharia co ...

Over 85% of Yezidis in Favor of Kurdistan’s Independence: Leader

BAS News - 2017-07-24 11:11
SINJAR — Kurdish Yezidis support the referendum and independence of Kurdistan Region, describing it as “a significant step towards connecting Sinjar city to Lalish temple.” Mir Dasin Faruq Bag, a leader of the Yezidi community, told BasNews that the Kurd ...

Government Prevents Mandaeans from Building a Religious Site in Basra

BAS News - 2017-07-23 15:58
BASRA — The local government of Basra province in Iraq denied the Sabian-Mandaean religious community from building a site for their rituals on a land belonging to the community. Sheikh Mazin Nayf, the leader of the religious community said in an intervi ...

IS Supreme Leader al-Baghdadi “Still Alive”: US

BAS News - 2017-07-22 10:46
“We are going after him,” Defence Secretary Mattis says ERBIL — US Defence Secretary James Mattis has stated that he believes the Islamic State (IS) supreme leader Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi is still alive. "I think Baghdadi's alive... And I'll believe otherw ...

Fair trial impossible in Erdogan's Turkey: Demirtas

KurdPress - 2017-07-20 16:39
Turkey's jailed pro-Kurdish opposition leader said no judge could stand up to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, expressing doubts he could ever have a fair trial after the president publicly labeled him a terrorist. ...

Daesh in organisational disarray – Life under Daesh

The Global Coalition - 2017-07-19 15:41
Al-Baghdadi’s reported death leads to disarray in Daesh’s ranks On 11 July, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that it had received news from a source inside the Daesh leadership structure, that the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghda ...

Brother of PKK Leader Favours Independence Referendum in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-07-19 15:06
ERBIL — A brother of Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), has expressed his support for the independence referendum in Kurdistan Region, expecting over 90% "Yes" votes. Mohammed Ocalan said in an interview with Kurdis ...

Demirtas wants to address parliament through video conference

KurdPress - 2017-07-19 10:35
The imprisoned co-leader of Turkey pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, issued a petition to the Parliamentary Speaker’s Office to address his party group from prison via audio-visual information technology (SEGBIS) as a respo ...

Lahur Talabany: Islamic State leader Baghdadi almost certainly alive

Waar Media - 2017-07-17 14:19
WAAR-DUHOK: A top Kurdish counter-terrorism official said on Monday he was 99 percent sure that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was alive and located south of the Syrian city of Raqqa, after reports that he had been killed. “Baghdadi is definit ...

Iraqi CT: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Still Alive in Syria

BAS News - 2017-07-16 18:43
ERBIL— The Counter-terrorism and Intelligence Service of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior refutes the reports over the death of the Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, stating Baghdadi is alive near the city of Raqqa in Syria. Iraqi Counter-Ter ...

Iraqi interior ministry official: ISIS leader Baghdadi still alive in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-07-16 17:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Islamic State’s supreme leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive in Syria, a senior official at the Iraqi Interior Ministry said, refuting widely shared reports about the group’s founder’s death. Abu ali al-Basri, head of the ministry’s int ...

IS Supreme Leader al-Baghdadi “Still Alive”: Iraqi Interior Ministry

BAS News - 2017-07-16 14:38
BAGHDAD — Refuting reports on the death of the Islamic State (IS) supreme leader, the Iraqi interior ministry has claimed that Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi to be still alive. “According to monitoring cells and accurate information about his movement, and since ...

IS Leader Baghdadi’s Death Cannot Be Confirmed or Denied: US

BAS News - 2017-07-15 19:29
ERBIL — US Department of Defence has said that the Islamic State (IS) supreme leader Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi cannot be confirmed dead by its sources. "We assume he's alive until it's proven otherwise. And right now, I can't prove it otherwise,” Defense Sec ...

Ezidkhan Forces Commander Supports Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-07-15 16:10
ERBIL — Haidar Shasho, Commander of Ezidkhan Defense Units and Leader of Ezdi Democratic Party stated that they will support Kurdistan Region’s referendum on independence, calling on the authorities in Erbil not to deprive their areas of the upcoming Sep ...

Hadi Ameri: Conspiracy Against Hash Forces Underway

BAS News - 2017-07-14 10:21
ERBIL— The leader of the Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries on Thursday criticized the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi for not paying tribute to the role of Hashd al-Shaabi forces in liberating Mosul, noting there are plots against the Shi'ite paramilitar ...

You will always be remembered

Roji Kurd - 2017-07-14 00:02
Writted by: Mouloud Swara On July 13th, it’s 28 years since Dr. Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou, the most famous leader of Eastern Kurdistan and the general secretary of KDP was assassinated. After participating in Socialist International’s congress in Sweden, DR ...

Yezidis Ask Iraqi Forces to Assist Them in Finding Their Abductees

BAS News - 2017-07-13 16:05
ERBIL — The son of the Yezidi community’s leader emphasized on their utmost efforts to uncover the fate of thousands of Yezidis who are still held in captivity of the Islamic State (IS), calling on the government forces and security institutions to assis ...

IS leader in Hawija proclaims himself emir after Baghdadi’s death reports

Waar Media - 2017-07-12 13:37
WAAR-DUHOK: A senior Islamic State leader in Kirkuk’s Hawija has declared himself a new supreme leader, adding to the state of chaos within the group’s ranks that followed reports of the death of the group’s founder, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. “Abu Haitham al ...

U.S. says cannot confirm Baghdadi is dead

KurdPress - 2017-07-12 09:49
The U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State does not have concrete information about whether Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead or alive, the senior U.S. general leading the campaign said on Tuesday, July 11. ...
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