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Kurdish Mayor of Daquq District in Kirkuk Deposed by Hashd Al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2017-11-21 14:50
ERBIL — The mayoral council of Daquq district in southern Kirkuk removed the mayor of the district under the pressure of the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi who took over the province on October 16. Ameer Khwakaram, Mayor of Daquq, told BasNews on Tu ...

A challenge to Turkey’s Erdogan

The Economist - 2017-11-18 15:04
TO STEP into the ring with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s bruiser of a president, takes courage and self-belief. Meral Aksener has plenty of both. At the launch of her new political party on October 25th, some of Mrs Aksener’s supporters broke into chant ...

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and his Shiite Militias

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
Dana Berzinjy | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The Iraqi army and the Shiite militia under the name of Hashd Al-Shaabi attacked the Iraqi Kurdistan cities on 16th October 2017 such as Kirkuk, Khanaqin, Tuz Khurmatu and the other cities after the referendum was t ...

There Is Still Room for Compromise in Catalonia

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-11-09 22:45
The Catalan independence crisis feels intractable. Ministers who defied the Spanish Constitutional Court to organize an independence referendum on October 1 have been jailed. The government in Madrid has dissolved the regional administration after the ad ...

WATCH: Shi’ite Militias Detonate Civilian House in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-11-09 10:41
ERBIL — The Iranian-controlled militias of Hashd al-Shaabi released a footage of detonating a civilian house in Tuz Khurmatu after they took over the city on October 16. The Shi’ite militias are seen in the video exploding a house after it had been rigge ...

Thamer al-Sabhan, Saudi’s influential minister

Seth Frantzman - 2017-11-06 21:41
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Saudi Arabia’s minister of Gulf Affairs called on October 30th for Hezbollah to be “toppled” in Lebanon. “Those who believe that my tweets are a personal stance […] ...

Picture: Kurdish Civilian Injured by Hashd Al-Shaabi in Khanaqin Dies

BAS News - 2017-11-05 11:35
Shi’ite militias opened fire at civilians in Khanaqin on October 19 ERBIL — A Kurdish civilian who was wounded by Hashd al-Shaabi militias in Khanaqin city on October 19 died today. Hussein Ahmed Aziz Daloyi, was one of the protesters who rose against th ...

Arabisation of Kirkuk on the Rise: MP

BAS News - 2017-11-04 22:50
KIRKUK — Iraqi authorities and the Iranian-backed militias have stepped up the systematic process of Arabisation of Kirkuk since they occupied the city last October, said a Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament. MP Shakhawan Abdullah told BasNews that t ...

Today’s Uzbekistan and Manhattan’s Deadly Truck Attack

International Crisis Group - 2017-11-03 18:52
An immigrant from Central Asia has admitted to carrying out the 31 October truck attack in New York on behalf of the Islamic State. Sayfullo Saipov left his native Uzbekistan seven years ago and U.S. and Uzbek authorities say he was radicalised in the U. ...

In Pictures: Destruction Brought by Shi'ite Militias in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-11-02 14:40
ERBIL — Pictures released by media outlets show the aftermath of the destruction brought about by the Iranian-controlled Iraqi militias in Tuz Khurmatu after they took over the city on October 16. The Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias, equipped with US-pro ...

Four Landmine Casualties in One Month in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2017-11-01 19:50
SULAYMANIYAH — At least three civilians have lost their lives in landmine explosions during October in Raparrin district of Sulaymaniyah Province, an official confirmed. One other civilian was also critically injured, according to Shorish Ismail, a local ...

UNAMI: 358 Civilians Killed or Injured in Iraq in October

BAS News - 2017-11-01 15:31
ERBIL – A total of 114 Iraqi civilians were killed and 244 others injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in October 2017, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The num ...

President Barzani Condemns Killing of Kurdish Journalist in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-01 10:06
The crime is a clear example of the chauvinist culture which has imposed itself on Kirkuk, Barzani says ERBIL — President Barzani condemned the murder of the Kurdish journalist Arkan Sharif by the Hashd al-Shaabi militias on October 30 in Kirkuk. The Ira ...

Turkish attacks against Afrin during October

ANHA - 2017-10-31 15:24
The Turkish occupation army continues its violations on Afrin canton border as the villages adjacent to the border witnessed bombardment with heavy weapons, and olives trees that belong to the people were uprooted amid hovering the Turkish drones almost d ...

Kurdish Civilian Found Brutally Murdered in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-31 14:24
Hashd al-Shaabi is believed to be behind the crime ERBIL — A Kurdish civilian was found dead in central Kirkuk on Tuesday and the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi, who have invaded the city since October 16, are believed to be behind the crime. A sour ...

Iranian-backed Militias Fatally Stab Kurdish Journalist in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-30 12:11
ERBIL — The Iranian-controlled Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi murdered last night a Kurdish photojournalist in Daquq district, southern Kirkuk Province after they invaded the province on October 16. Hashd al-Shaabi militias attacked last night the h ...

Kirkuk Under Martial Rule After Hashd al-Shaabi’s Invasion: Official

BAS News - 2017-10-28 21:14
KIRKUK — Since the invasion of the city by the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi in mid-October, Kirkuk is being ruled by an actual martial law at the hand of the militias, said a local official. The current acting governor of Kirkuk, wh ...

Over 168,000 People Displaced from Kirkuk, Other Areas: KRG

BAS News - 2017-10-28 20:17
ERBIL, (KRG) — The attacks by Iraqi forces, particularly the Popular Mobilization Units(PMU) on Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmatu, Khanaqeen, Zumar, Rabi’a and other areas of Kurdistan on 16 October 2017, led to a humanitarian crisis, where tens of thousands of inhab ...

Another Woman Committed Suicide in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-10-25 02:02
A young woman hanged herself from a tree at Abidar Park in Sanandaj on October 19, 2017. An informed source has identified the woman as Sonia Atayi from Kile Glan and resident of Sanandaj. “She was suffering from a post-natal depression since a week ago a ...

Iran: A Woman Commits Suicide Through Self-Immolation in Paveh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-10-25 02:02
A woman from Paveh lost her life due to self-immolation last week. According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), On Monday, October 16, 2017, a woman called “Fanoos Azizi”, 60 years old from Baneware village of Paveh, committed suicide through s ...

YPG reveals record of 3 fighters

ANHA - 2017-10-24 12:36
The Media Center of the People's Protection Units revealed the record of 3 fighters who were killed between 17 and 22 October during their participation in the" al-Jazeera Tempest" and liberating al-Raqqa city. ...

Five Female Prisoners End Their Hunger Strike at Orumiyeh Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-10-24 02:02
Five Female Prisoners at the Orumiyeh Central Prison, who had been on hunger strike since Wednesday, October 11 in protest to the confiscation of their personal belongings by prison authorities, ended their hunger strike. “On Wednesday, October 17, Five F ...

An Election Delay Can Help Avert Kenya’s Crisis

International Crisis Group - 2017-10-23 20:49
The rerun of Kenya’s presidential elections scheduled on 26 October risks escalating a political crisis, as the main opposition leader has withdrawn and the risk of violence is high. The election commission should seek from the Supreme Court a 30-45 day ...

IRGC Casualties in Offensive Near Erbil Taken Back to Iran

BAS News - 2017-10-22 11:40
ERBIL — Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) who were embedded with the Iran-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi were killed in the offensive against Peshmerga near Erbil on Friday, October 20. According to reports circulated on ...

Has American Policy Created a Monster in Iraq?

National Review - 2017-10-21 14:28
On October 20, Iraqi Security Forces battled Kurdish Peshmerga near the town of Altun Kupri. The Iraqi forces cradled U.S.-made M-16s and rode on black-coated American Humvees. The Peshmerga, defending a berm near the town, were also shown on video using ...

Abadi orders Iraqi forces ordered to impose security in Kirkuk

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
The Iraqi Prime Minister, Haidar al-Abadi ordered on Monday, October 16, that government troops be committed to restoring security in the city of Kirkuk during a “major operation” to take over certain disputed territories. ...

Turkey jets hits PKK positions in Kurdistan Region

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
The Turkish Air Force jets hit the positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in Zap in Kurdistan Region, the Turkish General Staff said in a message October 18. ...

Kurdistan Region welcomes Abadi’s initiative for dialogue

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
The Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) convened on Thursday, October 19, to discuss the recent events in the Kurdish disputed territories following the military incursion of the Baghdad-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Sha ...

A Young Doctor Committed Suicide in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-10-21 02:00
A young female doctor ended her life by taking pills for unknown reasons On October 18. An informed source in a conversation with Kurdistan Human Rights Network clarified the identity of this young doctor as”Arezoo Ghobadi”, 35 years old and with a three- ...

Al-Raqqa liberation; federalizing Syria’s first step-3

ANHA - 2017-10-20 20:19
In a special operation and through special teams, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)liberated al-Raqqa city, the alleged capital of IS mercenaries. On October 17, 2017, al-Raqqa liberation proved that SDF were the only forces in the region to move in an organ ...

Managing the Disruptive Aftermath of Somalia’s Worst Terror Attack

International Crisis Group - 2017-10-20 14:58
The 14 October 2017 twin bombings in Mogadishu mark the deadliest attack in Somalia since 2007. As Somalis unite in their disgust at the most likely perpetrator Al-Shabaab, President Farmajo must immediately provide care for victims and use surging suppo ...

KRG Welcomes Iraqi PM’s Initiative for Negotiations

BAS News - 2017-10-19 16:24
ERBIL — The Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) convened on Thursday, October 19, to discuss the recent events in the Kurdish disputed territories following the military incursion of the Baghdad-backed Shi’ite militias of Hash ...

Kurdish Mayor of Qara Tappa Sacked by Baghdad-backed Shi’ite Militias

BAS News - 2017-10-18 21:14
ERBIL — Head of local administration of Qara Tappa subdistrict in northern Diyala province has confirmed that Baghdad assigned on Wednesday a member of the Hashd al-Shaabi militias to his position as part of the actions against Kurds. “Today, October 18, ...
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