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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 ...

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. ...

Russia demands probe of US downing Syrian aircraft

Waar Media - 2017-06-22 11:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia wants the United States to investigate its downing of a Syrian military aircraft in Raqqa province over the weekend, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday. “We demand a thorough investigation by the US comm ...

Major Efforts Needed to Bring Life in Mosul Back to Normal: Official

BAS News - 2017-06-21 17:33
MOSUL — Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement calls on all other Iraqi ministries to put best efforts into repairing the liberated areas of west Mosul, providing security for all local residents. The Ministry released a statement on Wednesday, urg ...

Syrian regime: a fighter downed by global coalition

ANHA - 2017-06-19 17:24
NEWS DESK- The Defense Ministry in the Syrian regime confirmed that one of its fighter planes has been downed in the southern countryside of al-Raqqa, the regime claimed that it was targeting IS positions. In turn, some local sources assured that the Syr ...

Russia suspends coordination with US in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-06-19 16:59
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia’s defense ministry says it is suspending coordination with the United States in Syria over so-called “de-confliction zones” after the Americans downed a Syrian government fighter jet. The United States and Russia, which has been provid ...

Syrian Government Says Its Jet Downed by US-led Coalition

BAS News - 2017-06-18 22:41
ERBIL — The US-led coalition has reportedly shot down a fighter jet belonging to the Syrian government amid parallel military advancements. Citing a statement by the Syrian Defence Ministry, country’s media said the warplane was downed in southern Raqqa ...

$200 Million Loan to Peshmerga Already Approved by US: Kurdish Official

BAS News - 2017-06-18 22:05
ERBIL — The United States has approved a loan to the Iraqi government from which $200 million will be granted to Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry, said a Kurdish official. “The [financial] assistance is part of a 2016 agreement between the US and Ir ...

Russia says might have killed IS leader Baghdadi

KurdPress - 2017-06-17 13:30
Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Friday it was checking information that a Russian air strike near the Syrian northern city of Raqqa may have killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the terrorist group of the Islamic State (IS or Daesh) in late May, R ...

Iran vows measures against new US sanctions

Waar Media - 2017-06-16 20:13
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran on Friday condemned new sanctions adopted by the US Senate and vowed to respond with “reciprocal and adequate measures”. Tehran “will take reciprocal and adequate measures to guarantee its national interests”, foreign ministry spokesman ...

Russia Says May Have Struck IS Chief Al-Baghdadi

BAS News - 2017-06-16 10:27
ERBIL — Russian defence ministry said on Friday that one of the air strikes conducted by Russian war jets may have eliminated the Islamic State (IS) leader Abubakir al-Baghdadi in Raqqa, the group’s main stronghold in Syria. An air strike may have killed ...

Names of 23 of those arrested were released in recent days in East Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-06-16 08:58
Based on reports of Kurdistan Human Rights Association , in dates 10,11,12,13,14 June 2017, more than 120 residents in East Kurdistan by Iranian Revolutionary Guards Intelligence Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in the cities Orumiyeh, Mahabad, B ...

Iraqi and Syrian Defense Officials Discuss Border Security

BAS News - 2017-06-15 15:31
ERBIL — Iraqi officials met with a high-level delegation from the Syrian Defense Ministry in Baghdad this week. The talks between the two parties centered on border security and the coordination of the ongoing battles against Islamic State (IS) militants ...

Violators of human rights in South Kurdistan independence referendum interfere

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-06-11 20:47
According to a report by the Kurdistan Human Rights Association quoted by the official news agency of Iran, IRNA, Bahram Ghasemi, Foreign Ministry spokesman on Saturday 10 June 2017, said that “principled position” Islamic Republic of Iran, support for th ...

IS Prison Wherein Yezidis Detained Found in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-11 13:46
MOSUL — A prison for Yezidi women has been located in western Mosul, said Iraq’s Ministry of Defense on Sunday. The prison, located in the 17 Tamuz district, was managed by the Islamic State (IS), said the Iraqi officials, according Iraqi News. The relig ...

Iran on Kurdistan’s Referendum: Tehran Supports Iraq's Integrity

BAS News - 2017-06-10 18:57
ERBIL — The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Bahram Qassemi said on Saturday, that supporting Iraq's territorial integrity is among the Islamic Republic of Iran's principles and clear positions. The Iranian official further stressed that the Kurdist ...

Turkey says Kurdistan independence vote a ‘terrible mistake’

Waar Media - 2017-06-09 16:35
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Friday called the now-announced referendum on independence for the Kurdistan Region, set to take place in September, a “terrible mistake.” “We deem the decision, despite our advice and warnings, by the KRI leaders ...

Kurdish independence referendum is ‘grave mistake,’ Turkey says

KurdPress - 2017-06-09 11:34
The Turkish Foreign Ministry on June 9 called a decision by the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) to hold an independence referendum a “grave mistake," saying that Iraq's territorial integrity and political unity was a fundamental principle for Anka ...

Syria peace talks in Astana postponed: Kazakhstan foreign ministry

Waar Media - 2017-06-08 15:21
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia, Turkey and Iran have postponed a planned round of talks on Syria in Kazakhstan, which Moscow had proposed to hold on June 12-13, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. A spokesman for the ministry said it was unclear when the n ...

Qatar’s foreign minister plans to visit Moscow on June 10

Waar Media - 2017-06-08 15:21
WAAR-DUHOK: Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani plans to visit Moscow by the end of this week, a diplomatic source told press on Thursday. “The visit may take place already on Saturday, talks with the Russian Foreign Ministry’s lead ...

Iraqi Authorities Discover Artifacts from Mosul Museum in IS House

BAS News - 2017-06-06 21:54
LEEDS — The Interior Ministry of Iraq discovered a number of artifacts inside a house belonging to an Islamic State (IS) member who fled eastern Mosul when the area was liberated earlier this year. Brigadier General Saad Maan, spokesperson for the Minist ...

Barzani Restates Need to Dry out Extremism Resources

BAS News - 2017-06-06 20:09
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani reiterated on Tuesday that the resources of extremism ideology have to be dried off. President Barzani made the remark as he received a senior delegation form the Indian Ministry of External Affairs in his ...

Astana talks on Syria may be held on June 12-13: official

KurdPress - 2017-06-06 11:45
Russian representatives have informed Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry about the plans to hold an international meeting on settling the Syrian crisis in Astana on June 12-13, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov told reporters on Monday. ...

Syria says US strikes damage no less than IS

KurdPress - 2017-06-06 11:45
Syria Foreign Ministry said in two separate letters to the UN and its Security Council that the damages inflicted on the Syrians’ lives by US air strikes are in no way less than those by the terrorist groups. ...

World Environment Day Honored in Erbil with Helitack Maneuvers

BAS News - 2017-06-05 17:41
ERBIL— Environment related bodies in the Kurdistan Region jointly with Kurdistan Ministry of Interior on Monday honored the World Environment Day in a ceremony in Erbil, Kurdistan Region's capital city. The activities, performed under the slogan "I'm wit ...

Kurdistan Health Ministry Issues Cholera Warning

BAS News - 2017-06-05 17:01
ERBIL— There is a risk of cholera outbreak in the Kurdistan Region, stated Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Health while warning the public to observes hygiene measures. As some cases of cholera have been reported in southern Iraqi province and as more and ...

Astana meeting on Syria may be held on June 12-13

Waar Media - 2017-06-05 16:17
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian representatives have informed Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry about the plans to hold an international meeting on settling the Syrian crisis in Astana on June 12-13, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov told reporters on Monday. ...

DAA representatives meet Swedish officials

ANHA - 2017-06-04 13:36
Democratic Autonomous Administration( DAA) representation in Sweden has held a meeting with the Swedish Exterior Ministry; the meeting aimed to promote diplomatic work, strengthening the relation and providing support for the DAA in Rojava-North Syria. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan government says Dana Gas tribunal case ‘inaccurate’

E-Kurd - 2017-06-01 18:17
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Dana Gas PJSC and its partners are seeking damages of at least $26.5 billion from Iraq’s self-governing Kurdistan region for delays in oil and natural gas projects, a U.S. court filing shows. Ministry of Natural Re ...

Anti-Maduro protests rage as OAS meets on Venezuela crisis

Reuters - 2017-05-31 21:51
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan security forces used water cannons and teargas to disperse tens of thousands of opposition protesters heading toward the foreign ministry on Wednesday as the Organization of American States held another meeting on the crisis ...

Russian cruise missiles hit ISIS targets near Palmyra

Waar Media - 2017-05-31 17:34
WAAR-DUHOK: The Admiral Essen frigate and the Krasnodar submarine have fired four Kalibr missiles at the facilities of the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group located near the city of Palmyra, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. ...

Turkey summons U.S. envoy over Washington Kurdish protesters

E-Kurd - 2017-05-31 11:21
ANKARA,— Turkey summoned the U.S ambassador on Monday to protest the treatment of Turkish security officials in the United States during a visit by President Tayyip Erdogan last week, the foreign ministry said. A brawl erupted between Kurdish protesters ...

38 IS Militants Killed West of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-30 23:52
LEEDS — Iraqi Air Force warplanes and paramilitary forces killed 38 Islamic State (IS) militants on Tuesday during military operations west of Mosul, near the border with Syria. The Iraqi Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said in a statement that Iraqi a ...

Five More Mass Graves Discovered in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-05-30 17:14
ERBIL— Five mass graves that contain the remains of Yezidi victims killed by Islamic State (IS) jihadists have been discovered in Sinjar, Nineveh province, said a general director at Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs. Khayri ...

Peace Talks on Syria Ongoing Between Iran, Turkey, Russia

BAS News - 2017-05-29 23:32
LEEDS — Iran said on Monday that peace talks are still ongoing with Turkey and Russia in order to maintain the ceasefire in Syria. The Spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Bahram Qassemi, said during a press conference in Tehran that the talks ...

Germany to decide about troop withdrawal from Turkey by mid-June

Waar Media - 2017-05-29 17:20
WAAR-DUHOK: Germany, whose relations with Turkey have been strained by a series of rows, will decide within two weeks whether to withdraw troops deployed at Turkey’s Incirlik air force base, a German Foreign Ministry official said on Sunday. Roughly 250 ...

Germany says to host Tuesday meeting on Ukraine crisis

Reuters - 2017-05-29 12:47
BERLIN (Reuters) - Deputy foreign ministers from Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia will meet in Berlin on Tuesday to discuss the Ukraine crisis in the Normandy group format, a German Foreign Ministry spokesman said. ...

US to Equip and Train Two Peshmerga Brigades

BAS News - 2017-05-29 10:44
Peshmerga Ministry will receive $200 million from the $1 billion US loan to Iraq ERBIL — After the US equipped and trained two brigades of the Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces, it is expected to fully arm and train two more brigades with the Peshmerga’s ...

IS Chief of Intelligence in Tuz Khurmatu Captured

BAS News - 2017-05-28 23:36
ERBIL — Iraqi counter-terrorism and security forces captured Islamic State (IS) chief of intelligence in Tuz Khurmatu, some 55 kilometres south of Kirkuk, Iraq’s Interior Ministry said. Based on intelligence gathered from sources, the Iraqi forces conduc ...

Iraq’s Ministry of Finance on Brink of Collapse: MP

BAS News - 2017-05-28 18:41
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Ministry of Finance is suffering from lack of management and it is likely to collapse at any given moment, said a member of parliament. MP Jawad Polani, who is also a member of the parliamentary Committee for Economy and Investment, said ...

Congo militiamen free one French, three Congolese mine workers

Reuters - 2017-05-28 13:29
PARIS/KINSHASA (Reuters) - Militiamen have a freed French national and three Congolese who were kidnapped in March during an attack on Banro Corp's Namoya gold mine in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. ...

KRG Welcomes “Positive” Initiatives by Iraqi Oil Ministry

BAS News - 2017-05-28 00:08
LEEDS — The Kurdistan Regional Government's Ministry of Natural Resources released a statement on Saturday, welcoming the recent statements of the Iraqi Minister of Oil, Jabbar Ali al-Luaibi, in regards to a better relations between Erbil and Baghdad in ...

Iraqi Commander Rejects Report on Civilian Abuse by Army

BAS News - 2017-05-26 01:03
LEEDS — Allegations about an elite Iraqi interior ministry unit abusing civilian detainees within the ongoing fight against the Islamic State (IS) are incorrect, country’s military spokesperson said. Abdul Amir al-Muhammadawi, spokesman for the Emergency ...

The phenon of depression gripped the society the East Kurdistan and Iran.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-05-23 22:12
According to official government statistics, 6 million 400 thousand people in Iran are suffering from depression. Kurdistan Human Rights Association , a report found that in relation to depression and to the Director General of mental health, the Ministry ...

KRG Planing to Establish Peshmerga Airforce

BAS News - 2017-05-23 21:02
ERBIL — As part of it’s reform and restructuring plan, Kurdistan Regional Government’s Peshmerga Ministry is said to establish first-ever airforce. A Peshmerga official told Kurdistan24 on Monday that the proposal has been finalised and it now awaits Pre ...

Thailand reassures foreigners following Bangkok hospital attack

Reuters - 2017-05-23 07:21
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's foreign ministry on Tuesday reassured the international community that the country would increase security at sensitive locations a day after a bomb exploded at a hospital in the capital Bangkok wounding 24 people. ...

Bombings in Basra and Baghdad Kill 28, Wound Dozens

BAS News - 2017-05-20 09:40
Islamic State claimed the Basra attacks ERBIL — Iraq's Interior Ministry said that 13 people were killed and others were 15 wounded, including 9 policemen, as a result of the explosions of two car bombs in southern Baghdad, according to the initial repor ...

Ministry declares early official results of presidential poll

KurdPress - 2017-05-20 07:39
Ali Asghar Ahmadi, the director of the Election Committee of Iran’s Interior Ministry, declares partial results from the 12th presidential election in the country, at the Interior Ministry headquarters in Tehran, May 20, 2017. ...

Number of IDPs from Western Mosul Rises to 526,000

BAS News - 2017-05-20 02:01
LEEDS — The number of Iraqi civilians who have been forced to flee the western parts of Mosul since the start of the military operation against the Islamic State (IS) has increased to 526,000, the Iraqi Ministry of Displacement and Migration said on Frid ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – May 12, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
South Korea to relax travel restrictions to Iraq, citing business Erbil: South Korea will start to roll back its travel ban to Iraq amid a rise in business travel requests and the Iraqi forces’ gains in Mosul. The South Korean Foreign Ministry in Seoul a ...

GC favors gradual release of election results: Spokesman

KurdPress - 2017-05-17 12:59
Spokesman for Iran’s Guardian Council said the influential body, which is in charge of supervising elections, is not of the same mind with the Interior Ministry about its decision not to publicize the ballot counts gradually after conclusion of Friday’s p ...

South Korea says communication channel with North must reopen

Reuters - 2017-05-17 04:50
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's unification ministry said on Wednesday its basic stance is that communication lines with North Korea should open, as new President Moon Jae-in seeks a two-track policy involving sanctions and dialogue with Pyongyang. ...
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