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Stopping Flow of Rivers into Kurdistan Politically Motivated: MP
BAS News - 2017-07-22 16:42
He urges the KRG to take serious steps to settle the issue with Turkey and Iran ERBIL— The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) should settle the issues over the flow of rivers from Iran and Turkey by seeking the assistance of the international community

Hezbollah targets Nusra positions on Lebanon-Syria border
NRT - 2017-07-22 16:30

Germany and Turkey need each other. But they’re on the verge of a breakup. - The Washington Post
Washingtonpost - 2017-07-22 16:24

A year after the failed coup, Turkey remains in turmoil - The Globe and Mail
Theglobeandmail - 2017-07-22 16:24

Baghdad Unsafe for Kurdish Media Activists: MP
BAS News - 2017-07-22 16:24
ERBIL — The deterioration of security situation in Iraq’s capital has provided the armed groups with the freedom to conduct arbitrary violent acts and kidnap Kurdish journalists and media activists, said a lawmaker. Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament

KRHCR to Assign Negotiating Delegations Next Week
BAS News - 2017-07-22 16:01
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region High Committee for Referendum (KRHCR) will meet next week to set up delegations over the independence referendum for talks with the Arab and foreign countries. Sadq Jabari, a member of the KRHCR, told BasNews on Saturday that the

Pro-Kurdish HDP deputy faces loss of parliament seat
KurdPress - 2017-07-22 15:36
A Turkish parliamentary joint commission chaired by ruling Justice and Development (AKP) Istanbul Deputy Mustafa Sentop decided by a majority of votes to revoke the seat of Faysal Sariyildiz due to missing too many sessions of parliament.

Peshmerga won’t quit regions they liberated from IS, former army chief tells Kurdpress
KurdPress - 2017-07-22 15:36
The former Iraqi Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Babekir Zebari, stated that the demands from the Kurdish forces of Peshmerga to quit the regions they have liberated from the terrorist group of the Islamic State (IS) is in contrast to former deals

Human rights groups become new target of Ankara’s crackdown / Ali Bayramoglu
KurdPress - 2017-07-22 15:36
The Turkish government’s massive crackdown since last year’s attempted coup has targeted not only the putschists, but also the media, Kurdish politicians, as well as leftist, liberal and conservative oppositionists. The latest developments in this crackdo

9 Turkish soldiers shot dead after Kurdish insurgents lay an ambush in Semdinli
Almasdarnews - 2017-07-22 15:36

Turkey-PKK Conflict Claims Almost 3,000 Lives in 2 Years: Report
BAS News - 2017-07-22 15:33
ERBIL — The armed conflict between Turkey and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) claimed around 3,000 lives over the past two years since the truce between the two sides broke on July 20, 2015, the International Crisis Group (ICG) reported on July 20. Crisis

IS Minister of Agriculture Arrested in West Mosul
BAS News - 2017-07-22 15:33
MOSUL — The minister of agriculture of the Islamic State (IS) was arrested on Saturday by the Iraqi security forces in west Mosul. Falah Rashid, IS minister of agriculture, was arrested on Saturday in the newly liberated western half of Mosul. An Iraqi m

Erdogan says Turkey will try to solve problems between Gulf states
NRT - 2017-07-22 15:30

Iraq Against Establishment of US Military Bases in the Country: Maliki
BAS News - 2017-07-22 14:58
IZMIR — the Iraqi society is against the establishment of US military bases in the country, the Vice-President of Iraq, Nouri al-Maliki, said on Friday. According to the Iraqi Vice-President, who spoke to RIA Novosti, the Iraqi government and people are

Conflicts Between Shi’ite, Sunni Militias in Mosul on the Rise
BAS News - 2017-07-22 14:58
MOSUL — As the Mosul was announced fully liberated from the Islamic State (IS) militants after three years, conflicts between various Iraqi militia forces present in the city is on the rise. Earlier on 21st July, military confrontations broke out between

Iraqi bridge is sole link for Mosul residents rebuilding lives
NRT - 2017-07-22 14:14

Several IS Insurgents killed in Southwest Kirkuk
BAS News - 2017-07-22 14:13
KIRKUK — The US-led coalition warplanes bombarded on Friday military positions belonging to the Islamic State (IS) militants in southwestern Kirkuk province, killing and injuring a number of jihadists. Peshmerga command on the frontline said in a press r

Maliki’s Remarks Against Kurdistan to Cover His Failures: MP
BAS News - 2017-07-22 14:13
Maliki is trying to elude the charges as part of his electoral campaign ERBIL — A Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament stated that the Iraqi former PM Nouri al-Maliki’s recent statements against Kurdistan Region and Peshmerga are an attempt to cover hi

Turkey: Re-arrest of four human rights defenders a cruel and retrograde step | Amnesty International
Amnesty - 2017-07-22 13:37

Baghdad Not Helping Sinjar IDPs Return Home: Official
BAS News - 2017-07-22 13:19
SINJAR — Baghdad has not assisted the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Sinjar to return to their homes in the district, said an official, stating that the government may no longer provide support to Sinjar. Sleman Fano, head of Lalish Cultural and

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