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Chinese military warns off US warship in South China Sea

Waar Media - 2017-08-11 11:44
WAAR-DUHOK: Beijing voiced displeasure on Friday after a US warship sailed near an artificial island in the disputed South China Sea, an operation that prompted the Chinese navy to warn off the American destroyer. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang s ...

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 ...

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 ...

EU office to be opened in Tehran : Spokesman

KurdPress - 2017-08-08 09:07
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Monday that opening the European Union office in Tehran is going through its routine procedure. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Latest Update of Yezidi Victims since IS Attack in 2014

BAS News - 2017-08-06 11:18
ERBIL — The General Directorate of Yezidi Affairs at Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs reported on Sunday that over 40 mass graves of Yezidis have been found in Sinjar and nearly 3,000 Yezidi children were left orphans as a r ...

44 Yezidi Abductees Freed from IS in July

BAS News - 2017-08-01 15:05
3,092 Yezidis have been freed from IS since August 3, 2014 ERBIL — 44 abducted Yezidis were rescued from the Islamic State (IS) militants during the last month, according to a report by KRG’s Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs. Directorate of Ye ...

Barzani Approves Coalition’s Plan for Reorganizing Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-08-01 10:57
Peshmerga ministry will soon proceed to enforce the plan ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani approved the plan which was proposed by the International Coalition members for restructuring the Kurdish Peshmerga Forces. Brigadier General Hazha ...

20 IS Militants Killed in Airstrikes Near Syrian Borders

BAS News - 2017-07-31 19:08
ERBIL— The Iraqi fighter jets on Monday targeted Islamic State (IS) militants in Nineveh province near Syrian borders, killing 20 extremists. The War Media Cell of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense issued a statement today saying the airstrikes hit the IS ba ...

Iraqi Intelligence Foils "Biggest IS Terror" Plot

BAS News - 2017-07-30 20:30
ERBIL— Iraqi Ministry of Interior stated Sunday that it has foiled the "biggest terror plot" by the Islamic State (IS) organization which meant to target Shi'ite sacred shines in Iraq. IS had plans to attack the Shi'ite imam shrines in Najaf, Karbala and ...

Germany to Take in Over 1,000 Kurdish Yezidis for Medical Attention

BAS News - 2017-07-29 08:55
ERBIL — The German government has agreed to take 1069 Kurdish Yezidis in for medical treatment after they have been rescued from Islamic State (IS) slavery, an official said. Representative of Yezidis at the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry ...

Switzerland warns its citizens to not travel to Turkey

Waar Media - 2017-07-28 18:15
WAAR-DUHOK: Switzerland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has updated their recommendation against travelling to Turkey. The related statement of the Ministry called attention to the ongoing State of Emergency in Turkey, and warned against obstructions and a ...

U.S. sanctions on Iran, Russia look illegal: France

KurdPress - 2017-07-27 08:33
France’s foreign ministry on Wednesday said new U.S. sanctions against Iran, Russia and North Korea appeared at odds with international law due to their extra-territorial reach. ...

No Shortage of Medicine Supplies: KRG

BAS News - 2017-07-25 23:18
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Health has fully overcome the medicine shortage it once suffered from, said an official. Ministry’s spokesperson Khalis Qader told BasNews all the hospitals and medical centres across the Kurdistan ...

Kurdistan Youth Migration on Decline: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-24 20:28
ERBIL— The youth and people no longer migrate to Europe and abroad in large numbers, rather, those who migrated return home, said the director of migration in Kurdistan Ministry of Interior. Speaking to the official page of the Kurdistan Democratic Party ...

US' anti-Iran meddlesome claims unacceptable: FM

KurdPress - 2017-07-23 08:02
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Saturday that the White House officials’ claims are unacceptable and clear example of interference in Iran’s internal affairs. ...

Iran: Two detainees transferred to Orumiyeh Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-07-21 02:01
During the past few days, two citizens from the Kurdish town of Shno (also known in Farsi as Oshnavieh) were transferred from the Intelligence Ministry detention centre of Orumiyeh to Orumiyeh Central Prison. “On Tuesday, 11 July 2017, two Kurdish citize ...

Iraq Denies Media Reports on Civilian Casualties in Mosul Operation

BAS News - 2017-07-20 20:51
IZMIR — The Iraqi military command denied recent reports by The Independent that claimed the civilian death toll in Mosul is 40,000. Th Iraqi Defense Ministry's War Media Cell released a statement on Thursday, saying the numbers provided by the British n ...

Russia Won’t Oppose Kurdistan’s Independence Vote: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-20 14:02
ERBIL — Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa in Russia's Foreign Ministry, Valerian Shuvaev, stated that his country does not oppose Kurdistan Region’s referendum on independence. Kurdistan’s bid for independence has been discussed during ...

Listhaug will tighten the conditions for Norwegian citizenship

Roji Kurd - 2017-07-19 00:05
The Ministry of Justice and Emergency Affairs will increase the requirement of residency time from seven to ten years in order to obtain Norwegian citizenship. yesterday, the rule is that you must have lived in Norway for seven years to get a Norwegian ci ...

The spillage of East Kurdistan water resources into the regions of Iran

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-18 00:23
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, the Ministry of Power in the Islamic Republic of Iran has decided to transfer the water of the dam to the Hamedan city of East Kurdistan and this plan is being implemented. According to th ...

Iraqi Warplanes Kill 30 IS Militants in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-07-18 00:06
ERBIL — Iraqi Air Forces (IAF) warplanes killed more than 30 Islamic State (IS) militants in a series of airstrikes in the town of Tel Afar, west of Mosul on Monday. According to a statement released by the Iraqi Defense Ministry's War Media Cell, the fi ...

Over 4,000 Russians banned from entering Turkey over alleged ties to ISIS

Waar Media - 2017-07-17 19:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Some 4,128 Russian citizens have been banned from entering Turkey since 2011 over their suspected ties to the Islamic State terrorist group, the Turkish Interior Ministry said in a report on Monday. Some 804 Russians, who are alleged supporte ...

Sinjar Mass Graves to Be Unearthed Soon

BAS News - 2017-07-17 17:49
ERBIL— The mass graves of the Kurdish people who were massacred by the Islamic State (IS) organization which have not been exhumed so far will be unearthed as soon as the legal barriers are removed, said the spokesperson for Kurdistan Ministry of Martyrs ...

Iraq Successfully Launches "Yaqeen 1" Missile

BAS News - 2017-07-17 17:03
ERBIL — Iraqi authorities announced on Monday, the successful launching of an Iraqi-made missile, with a warhead weight of 350 kilograms of explosives and a range of 15 kilometers. According to a statement released by the Ministry of Industry and Mineral ...

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 ...

Wounded Peshmerga Troops to Be Sent Abroad for Treatment: Ministry

BAS News - 2017-07-14 12:35
ERBIL — More than one thousand Peshmerga forces, wounded in the battle against Islamic State (IS), have been sent abroad for treatment over the past six months. Head of Peshmerga Ministry’s Health Directorate, Shamal Jabar Yawar, told BasNews “1012 wound ...

Iraqi Gov. to Provide 1 Million IQD to Each Yezidi Female Survivor

BAS News - 2017-07-13 18:42
ERBIL — The Iraqi Ministry of Displacement and Migration announced the decision to allocate one million Iraqi dinars (equivalent to $800) to each Yezidi girl or woman who has been freed from Islamic State (IS) captivity and also to provide them with psyc ...

Ministry of Education Producing Documentaries over Massacres of Kurds

BAS News - 2017-07-13 16:59
ERBIL— In order to better introduce to the students and the new generation the catastrophes and massacres that Kurds witnessed at the hands of the Iraqi Baath regime, Kurdistan Region Ministry of Education is producing six documentaries, the minister sai ...

Iranian FM leaves for New York

KurdPress - 2017-07-13 11:58
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Tehran for New York early Thursday morning, July 13, to partake in the United Nations' High-Level Political Forum 2017, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said. ...

US root cause of terrorism, extremism: Iran

KurdPress - 2017-07-12 09:49
Iranian Foreign Ministry official rejected US Defense Secretary James Mattis’ baseless and unconsidered remarks, adding that US policy of supporting Zionist regime’s state terrorist and also terrorism nurturing regimes is the root cause of terrorism and e ...

KRG Establishes Directorate to Promote Religious Tolerance

BAS News - 2017-07-11 21:16
ERBIL— A new directorate for the religious components was opened on Monday in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)'s Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs, said the spokesperson for the ministry. The Directorate for Religious Components was esta ...

Committees to Free Yezidi Abductees in Mosul IDP Camps: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-11 16:41
ERBIL— Several committees have been set up by a related directorate at the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)'s Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs to search for the Yezidi abductees in the camps where Mosul IDPs reside. Kahyri Bozani, the direc ...

Three Yezidi Girls Freed From IS in Nineveh

BAS News - 2017-07-10 22:47
MOSUL — Iraqi forces freed two Yezidi girls on Monday, during an operation in western Mosul, the Ministry of Defense’s War Media Cell (WMC) said. According to the WMC statement the Iraqi 9th Armored Division freed two Yezidi girls, during an operation in ...

Iran ready to hold multi-layers talks with Turkey: official

KurdPress - 2017-07-08 13:41
Iran Deputy for Education and Research of Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a visit to Ankara on Friday Tehran is ready for multi-layer consultations with Turkey’s politicians and thinkers at different levels. ...

Iraq generated over $4 billion from oil exports in June: ministry

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi government generated more than $4 billion from oil revenue exports during the month of June, the country’s Oil Ministry said on Sunday. Iraqi Oil Ministry Spokesman Asim Jihad said in a statement a total of 97.5 million barrels of oil ...

Canada orders seizure of oil tanker carrying crude from Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2017-07-06 13:23
WAAR-DUHOK: The Federal Court of Canada has ordered the seizure of a 721,915-barrel cargo of crude from Kurdistan aboard the “Neverland” oil tanker on the request of the Iraq Oil Ministry, court documents show. The Iraq Oil Ministry has also filed a clai ...

Canada orders seizure of oil tanker carrying crude from Iraqi Kurdistan

Kom News - 2017-07-05 15:09
The Federal Court of Canada has ordered the seizure of a 721,915-barrel cargo of crude from Kurdistan aboard the “Neverland” oil tanker on the request of the Iraq Oil Ministry, court documents show. The Iraq Oil Ministry has also filed a claim against co ...

Iraqi Forces Rescue Abducted Yezidi Girl

BAS News - 2017-07-04 17:45
ERBIL— After three years of captivity by Islamic State (IS) militants, on Tuesday a kidnapped Yezidi girl was freed in the right bank of Mosul, said the spokesperson for Iraqi Ministry of Interior. Brig. Saad Ma’an told reporters that detachments from In ...

Peshmerga Ministry Reviewing Defence System of Kurdistan Region: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-04 15:29
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry is planning to review the defence system of the region, said Jabar Yawar, Secretary General of Peshmerga Ministry. Yawar told Kurdistan24 that the Peshmerga Ministry is currently working on a project call ...

Iran condemns Damascus terrorist explosion

KurdPress - 2017-07-04 12:11
Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Monday denounced Sunday’s terrorist blast in Damascus, saying that whenever terrorists are in a weak position they resort to ‘blind revenges’. ...

Iraqi Forces Break Through "Strongest" IS Defense Lines in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-03 21:54
MOSUL — The Iraqi forces broke down "the strongest" defense lines of the Islamic State (IS) militants in Khatouniya and the Ras al-Khour areas in Mosul's Old City district, Iraqi Defense Ministry's War Media Cell said on Monday. According to the statemen ...

Giant Peshmerga Statue Set up in Kirkuk, to Be Unveiled

BAS News - 2017-07-03 00:46
KIRKUK — An enormous sculpture has been erected in central Kirkuk to pay the city’s tribute to the sacrifices they made to defend the people against Islamic State (IS). According to Peshmerga Ministry of Kurdistan Regional Government, the Statue is 21 me ...

Iran congratulates heavy defeat of IS in Mosul

KurdPress - 2017-07-02 07:30
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi congratulated heavy defeat of the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul and called for collective campaign to dry up the terrorist group’s intellectual roots and its sources of funding. ...

Kurdistan’s Oil not Sent to US: KRG

BAS News - 2017-06-30 00:53
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Natural Resources has rejected the media reports on crude oil shipments, saying the cargo was not sent to the US. "I have made inquiries with our crude buyers and was assured that no cargo wit ...

Three Yezidi Girls among 20 Liberated Children in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-29 21:09
ERBIL— Some 20 children were liberated by the Iraqi forces in Shifa neighborhood of Mosul on Thursday, including three Kurdish Yezidi girls. A Yezidi officer at the Iraqi Ministry of Interior, Raghdan Mado, told BasNews that all the people who were rescu ...

IS Top Official Eliminated before Launching Attack in Diyala

BAS News - 2017-06-27 19:07
ERBIL— A senior official of the Islamic State (IS) organization was killed on Tuesday in Diyala province, Iraqi Defense Ministry confirmed in a statement. Hazan Shahdan Khalil Ibrahim was killed in a joint operation by the Tigris Operation Command and th ...

Kiev Car Bomb Kills Colonel in Ukrainian Military Intelligence

Waar Media - 2017-06-27 12:38
WAAR-DUHOK: A colonel in Ukraine’s military intelligence was killed by a car bomb in central Kiev on Tuesday, the defense ministry said, describing the incident as a “terrorist act”. Police said an explosive device in the vehicle blew up at 0516 GMT whil ...

"One Candle Two Candles" screened in Erbil

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-27 03:05
One Candle Two Candles, directed by Kurdish-Amrican director Jano Rojbeyani is an Evini Films and Ministry of Culture co-production and was shot in Akre in 2011. ...

Agriculture Ministry suffers from budget cuts

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
Abdulsattar Majid is the Kurdistan Region Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources. He is one of the senior official members of the Kurdistan Islamic Group (Komal). He is also the member of Komal Politburo. In an interview with K24 on Dec. 27, he discu ...

Iraqi Jets Kill 30 IS Members in West of Anbar

BAS News - 2017-06-25 22:59
SOFIA — Thirty Islamic State (IS) members were killed in an airstrike conducted by the Iraqi Air Force on Sunday, Iraqi ministry of defense said. The Ministry of Defense's War Media Cell released a statement on Sunday, announcing that the Iraqi Air Force ...

Members of IS-affiliated terror group arrested: Intelligence Ministry

KurdPress - 2017-06-25 10:37
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that members of a terror group affiliated to the Islamic State (IS) intended to conduct terrorist activities in central provinces and religious cities were detained during operations conducted b ...

Russian navy launches missile strikes at IS targets in Syria

KurdPress - 2017-06-24 09:34
Russian naval vessels launched missile strikes on Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria's Hama province, destroying command posts and weapon and ammunition depots, the Russian defense ministry said on Friday, June 23. ...

Russian Warships, Sub Launch Cruise Missiles at ISIS Targets in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-06-23 14:08
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian Defense Ministry stated that Russian Navy warships and a submarine launched six Kalibr cruise missiles on ISIS targets in Syria. Two Russian Navy warships and a submarine launched six Kalibr cruise missiles on ISIS targets in Syria, t ...

IS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead: Russia Foreign Ministry

BAS News - 2017-06-22 19:06
ERBIL— Russia’s Foreign Ministry stated on Thursday that it was “highly likely” that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the extremist group of Islamic State (ISIS), was killed in Syria in May. Quoting information provided by the Russian Defense Ministry ...

We will take back weapons from Kurdish militia, U.S. tells Turkey

KurdPress - 2017-06-22 15:27
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told his Turkish counterpart that weapons provided to the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria would be taken back once Islamic State was defeated, Turkish defence ministry sources said on Thursday. ...

US tells Turkey it will take back weapons from Kurdish YPG forces

Waar Media - 2017-06-22 14:20
WAAR-DUHOK: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told his Turkish counterpart that weapons provided to the Kurdish YPG (People’s Protection Units) in Syria would be taken back once Islamic State was defeated, Turkish defence ministry sources said on Thursday. ...
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