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Iran denounces Turkish air raid in Shingal

KurdPress - 2017-04-27 11:49
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has censured Turkey’s air raid in northern Iraq, saying any violation of countries’ national sovereignty will lead to instability in the region. ...

Prison shootout in violent Venezuela leaves 12 dead

Reuters - 2017-04-26 23:34
CARACAS (Reuters) - A prison riot in Venezuela's eastern state of Anzoategui has left at least 12 people dead and 11 wounded, a spokesman at the Prisons Ministry said on Wednesday, the latest incident in the crisis-hit country's overcrowded and violent ja ...

An Oil Well in Kirkuk's Bai Hassan Field Exploded

BAS News - 2017-04-26 09:38
KIRKUK — An explosion in Kirkuk's Bai Hassan oil field occured early on Wednesday causing serious damage to an oil well in the field. A source from Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) said that at 2 am overnight on Wednesday, oil well ...

Iran-Turkey terrorism campaign necessary: official

KurdPress - 2017-04-26 09:30
Deputy General Director of Foreign Ministry's Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) has described the Iran-Turkey cooperation in combating terrorism and extremism as 'necessary'. ...

Turkish Airstikes on Sinjar Kill 5 Peshmerga, Wound 9: Peshmerga Ministry

BAS News - 2017-04-25 18:19
ERBIL — Turkish airstrikes which targeted the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions in Sinjar and resulted in the deaths of five Peshmerga fighters, wounding nine more are “unacceptable,” said the General Command of the Peshmerga forces in their lates ...

Iraq’s Foreign Ministry denounces Turkish airstrikes on Sinjar

Waar Media - 2017-04-25 17:36
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq’s Foreign Ministry denounced the airstrikes on Sinjar as a “violation against Iraq’s sovereignty” and called on the international community to put an end to such “interferences” by Turkey. “Any operation that is carried out by Turkish go ...

PKK Should Withdraw from Sinjar: Peshmerga Ministry's Official

BAS News - 2017-04-25 11:54
We don't want Sinjar to be part of regional conflicts, a Peshmerga Ministry's official says ERBIL — An official from the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga Ministry stated that a number of Peshmerga troops were killed and a Peshmerga base was burned by the Tur ...

IS in Possession of Chemical Weapons Taken from Iraq and Libya: Russia

BAS News - 2017-04-25 00:48
SOFIA — The Islamic State (IS) in Syria has the capabilities to produce chemical warfare agents, the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's non-profileration and arms control department, Mikhail Ulyanov, said at a news conference on Monday. According ...

Germany Received List of Weaponry for Peshmerga: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-23 12:17
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s Peshmerga Ministry has provided the German government with a list of required military equipment for the Kurdish forces, said an official. The list includes various types of equipment, including anti-tank wea ...

Iran election televised debates to be aired live

KurdPress - 2017-04-23 08:03
Iran Interior Ministry spokesman Salman Samani said that following the approval of the Commission of Presidential Elections Campaigning, candidates’ debates will be broadcast live on TV. ...

Over 150 Medical Staff Penalized in Kurdistan over Malpractice

BAS News - 2017-04-22 20:50
Only 75 cases of malpractice were referred to courts ERBIL— In the course of four years, 152 medical staff have been punished for medical malpractice and negligence, said spokesperson for Kurdistan Region Ministry of Health. In an exclusive statement to ...

Traffic Accidents Kill over 800 in Kurdistan Region Each Year

BAS News - 2017-04-22 14:59
On average 3 people die a day ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Health revealed the annual road fatalities in Kurdistan Region which approximately is 850 deaths. Khalis Qader, head of the ministry's media department, told BasNews th ...

Iran denounces Paris terrorist attack

KurdPress - 2017-04-22 14:01
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Friday denounced Thursday night’s terrorist attack in Paris and expressed sympathy with families of the perished people of the bitter event. ...

Russia complains to U.S. over exclusion from Syria chemical probe

Reuters - 2017-04-22 02:32
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has told the United States it regrets Washington's opposition to letting its inspectors take part in an investigation into a chemical weapons attack in Syria earlier this month, the foreign ministry said on Friday. ...

26 Qatari Hunters, Abducted a Year Ago in Iraq, Released

BAS News - 2017-04-22 02:28
SOFIA — Twenty-six Qatari nationals were handed over to the Iraqi authorities after being abducted for more than an year by an unidentified armed group, an Iraqi Interior Ministry source said on Friday. According to an anonymous source who spoke to Anado ...

Airstrike Kills Dozens of IS Militants West of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-21 00:13
SOFIA — Dozens of Islamic State (IS) members were killed in an airstrike west of Mosul, which further destroyed four explosives plants belonging to the extremist group, the Iraqi Ministry of Defense's War Media Cell said on Thursday. According to a state ...

Iraq to Summon Turkish Ambassador over Erdogan's Comments Against Hashd

BAS News - 2017-04-20 19:38
ERBIL— Iraqi Foreign Ministry will summon Turkish ambassador to Baghdad to hand over a letter of protest against the recent remarks by Turkish President Recep Teyyip Erdogan against the Shi'ite Popular Mobilization or Hashd al-Shaabi Forces. The letter i ...

China and Iran agree on “commercial” nuclear deal

Waar Media - 2017-04-20 14:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Companies from China and Iran will this weekend sign the first commercial contracts to redesign an Iranian nuclear plant as part of an international deal reached in 2015 over Iran’s nuclear program, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. ...

Egypt police kill gunman linked to attack near St. Catherine's Monastery

Reuters - 2017-04-19 20:26
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces have tracked down and killed a gunman suspected of involvement in an attack near St Catherine's Monastery in southern Sinai that left one police officer dead and three wounded, the Interior Ministry said on Wedne ...

For Mosul, Baghdad to Import Electricity from Erbil

BAS News - 2017-04-19 17:05
ERBIL — Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity is looking to the Kurdistan Region to supply Mosul and its surrounding areas with electricity. The Iraqi Minister of Electricity, Qasim al-Fahdawi, travelled to Erbil to discuss the matter with Mass Group Holding, a ...

30% of Mosul's Old City Recaptured from IS Militants

BAS News - 2017-04-19 16:39
A third of the Old City neighborhood in west Mosul is under Iraqi forces' control MOSUL — A spokesperson for Iraq's Interior Ministry's Rapid Response Forces, Abdul-Amir al-Mohammadawi, said that the incursions inside the Old City are ongoing and that a ...

Russia denies media report it understated Syrian battle death toll

Reuters - 2017-04-19 16:01
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry on Wednesday dismissed as false a Reuters report which said Russia had understated the number of its servicemen and private contractors killed during a period of intense fighting to retake the city of Palmyr ...

US Sends Peshmerga over $20 Million Monthly: Ministry

BAS News - 2017-04-19 00:11
ERBIL — In accordance to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga and United States’ Department of Defense, Washington continues providing 26 billion Iraqi Dinnar (approximately $20.3 million) monthly to Kurd ...

Saudi military helicopter crashes in Yemen, killing 12 officers

Reuters - 2017-04-18 19:59
DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi helicopter came down during military operations in Yemen on Tuesday, killing 12 officers aboard, Saudi media reported, and a Yemeni defense ministry news website said the cause was friendly fire. ...

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67% of Kurdistan Underground Water Wasted: Ministry

BAS News - 2017-04-17 17:04
Ministry of Agriculture keeps confiscating illegal well digging equipment ERBIL— About 67 per cent of the underground water of Kurdistan Region is wasted and its level has considerably receded, according to a statement issued by Kurdistan Ministry of Agr ...

Iran condemns terrorists’ appalling crime in Syria

KurdPress - 2017-04-16 12:09
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi denounced terrorists’ appalling crime in Syria and expressed sympathy with families of the martyrs of the bitter event, IRNA reported. ...

KRG's Health Ministry in Need of Additional $5 Million Each Month

BAS News - 2017-04-16 02:02
The total amount required for all of its operational costs is $17 million each month. ISTANBUL — Twenty billion Iraqi dinars (IQD), or approximately $17 million, are required each month for the Kurdistan Region’s Health Ministry's operations throughout t ...

Work for New Kurdistan-Iran Border Gate Commenced

BAS News - 2017-04-15 15:26
Kurdistan's Ministry of Reconstruction enforces the project ERBIL— Construction work for the Kele border gate between the Kurdistan Region and the Islamic Republic of Iran began, announced a director from the Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Reconstruction ...

Dana Gas CEO declares losing case against KRG

Waar Media - 2017-04-14 11:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Dana Gas Company on Thursday revealed it had lost the case against the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Natural Resources. Patrick Allman-Ward, the Chief Executive of Dana Gas, said the company’s financial dues with the Kurdi ...

Over 5,000 IDP Families Return to Their Homes in Anbar Province

BAS News - 2017-04-14 00:12
SOFIA — Over 5,000 displaced families were able to return to their homes in the Anbar province in western Iraq, as some of the areas of the province were liberated from the so-called Islamic State (IS). The Head of the Ministry of Displacement and Migrat ...

Iraq: Number of IDPs from Mosul, Hawija, Kirkuk Reaches Half a Million

BAS News - 2017-04-13 01:29
SOFIA — The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from three Iraqi provinces with a strong presence of Islamic State (IS) militants have reached half a million, the Iraqi government said on Wednesday. The Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacem ...

Egypt identifies suicide bomber in Alexandria church attack

Reuters - 2017-04-12 21:03
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's interior ministry has identified the suicide bomber in the Alexandria cathedral attack as 31-year-old Mahmoud Hassan Mubarak Abdullah, a resident of Suez province, a statement said on Wednesday. ...

Over 200 from Germany fought with PYD, YPG since 2013: ministry

KurdPress - 2017-04-12 11:44
More than 200 people have left Germany since 2013 to take up arms with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, the German Interior Ministry has said, adding that 69 o ...

Over 200 from Germany Fighting Alongside Kurds in Syria and Iraq

BAS News - 2017-04-11 11:25
Included in the number are nationals of Turkey ISTANBUL — Over 200 German nationals and residents have travelled to Iraq and Syria to join the Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants since 2013, Germany's Interior Ministry said on Monday, as ...

Niger forces kill 57 members of Boko Haram: defense ministry

Reuters - 2017-04-10 21:26
NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger security forces killed 57 members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram who attacked a village in the southeastern Diffa region overnight, the defense ministry said in a statement on Monday. ...

Belgium Withdraws from Coalition’s Aerial Anti-IS Campaign

BAS News - 2017-04-10 00:23
SOFIA — Belgium decided to withdraw its fighting jets, which were part of the US-led coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, after it was accused of massacring civilians in western Mosul. The Belgian Ministry of Defense announced on S ...

German army investigates soldiers over 'Heil Hitler'

Reuters - 2017-04-09 15:28
BERLIN (Reuters) - The Germany military's counter-intelligence agency is looking into 275 suspected right-wing extremists in its ranks, including a soldier heard saying "Heil Hitler", the Defence Ministry has told parliament in a letter seen by Reuters on ...

Two Million Iraqi IDPs Have Returned Home: Ministry

BAS News - 2017-04-09 12:43
The Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement provides financial aid to the returnees ERBIL — Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement has made a decision to financially assist the displaced people who have returned to their areas in the central p ...

French police escort firebrand Swiss imam to the border

Reuters - 2017-04-09 00:40
PARIS (Reuters) - An Egyptian-born Swiss Muslim cleric was expelled from France on Saturday for past remarks and behavior that posed a serious threat to public order, the French Interior Ministry said in a statement. ...

Moscow suspends US-Russia memorandum on flights safety in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-04-07 11:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia suspends the Memorandum on preventing incidents and ensuring flights safety during operations in Syria earlier signed with the United States in the wake of the US strike on the Syrian airbase, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on F ...

Spokesman rejects British PM's anti-Iran allegations

KurdPress - 2017-04-06 12:10
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said that arms sales to the aggressors who kill innocent people in the region, especially in the ongoing unequal war in Yemen, is not consistent with the claims recently made by British Prime Minister Theresa ...

BCF Delivers Food Aid to 380 Displaced Families in Dibaga Camp

BAS News - 2017-04-05 15:22
The foundation also provided 360 children with school supplies ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) along with the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement delivered food and school assistance to hundreds of displaced families and children in cam ...

Many Turkish diplomats, soldiers seeking asylum in Germany

Reuters - 2017-04-03 14:14
BERLIN (Reuters) - At least 262 Turkish diplomats and army personnel have applied for asylum in Germany since a failed July coup that Turkey blames on supporters of a U.S.-based cleric, a spokeswoman for the German Interior Ministry said on Monday. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 24, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
Kurdistan ministry calls on WHO to assist Kurdistan Region with medical needs Erbil: Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Health called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to assist the region in medical issues. A WHO delegation met ...

Iraq ministry says over 200,000 displaced by west Mosul battle

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
BAGHDAD,— More than 200,000 people have fled fighting in west Mosul since the operation to retake the area from extremists was launched last month, Iraq’s ministry of migration and displaced said Saturday. The battle for west Mosul — the most populated u ...

Iraqi Kurdistan halts licensing for shisha pipes in public

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Ministry of Health of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has decreed to stop licensing the use of shisha pipes in public places in the Kurdistan Region and not renew the existing licenses until the council ...

Turkey summons Swiss envoy over Kurdish rally in Bern

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
ANKARA,— Turkey’s Foreign Ministry summoned Saturday Swiss counsellor in Ankara over Kurdish PKK sympathizers’ rally targeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Bern. A Turkish official told Anadolu Agency said that the Turkish Foreign Ministry p ...

The Iranian People Are Making Fun Of Their Government

Rojikurd - 2017-04-01 00:04
Iranian officials lived in a fantasy few days ago, and they even turned into a joke after the Iranian government announced by its Foreign Ministry for imposing sanctions on 15 US companies, mostly military industries’ ones. Many Iranians ridiculed Rouhani ...

Turkish PM receives US secretary of state

Waar Media - 2017-03-30 12:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim met the U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in the capital Ankara to discuss regional issues on Thursday, according to a source at the Prime Ministry. Yildirim and Tillerson spoke about ongoing effor ...

KRG's Ministry of Health Calls for Medical Aid

BAS News - 2017-03-29 18:00
KRG's head of Foreign Relations met with foreign diplomats in Erbil ERBIL — Due to the increasing number of IDPs settled in the Kurdistan Region and the casualties being transferred to the region, hospitals are running out of medical supplies and the Kur ...

PKK Kidnaps Swedish Peshmerga Volunteer near Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-03-27 21:58
Swedish Foreign Ministry has confirmed ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) affiliates around the Yezidi town of Sinjar kidnapped a Swedish national who had joined the Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces to fight the Islamic State (IS). 51-year-old Swe ...

Baghdad Planning to Cut Kirkuk Public Servants Salaries

BAS News - 2017-03-27 21:05
BAGHDAD — Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament has warned about a serious plan by the country's ministry of finance to cut the monthly salaries of Kirkuk public servants. MP Masoud Haider stated that he has followed up the issue and found out that ther ...

Turkish claims on Iran are baseless: Foreign Ministry spokesman

KurdPress - 2017-03-27 14:05
The Iranian Foreign Ministry on March 26 called recent remarks by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as “baseless and meddlesome,” stating that Ankara is playing a blame game to justify its expansionist polices, Hurriyet daily reported. ...
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