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Khananqin.. PMU militias burn Kurdistan flag

Waar Media - 2017-10-18 22:53
WAAR Shiite PMU militias burn all Kurdistan flags present in Khanaqin area and has establish houses of Kurdish officials as their headquarters. Shiite PMU militias have started a campaign of burning and disrespecting Kurdistan flags in Khanaqin after the ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Militias Looting, Burning Kurds' Houses in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-18 11:30
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have begun looting the properties of the Kurdish people in Kirkuk and burning the houses of the Kurdish officials in the city. Mohammad Kamal, a member of Kirkuk Provincial Council, told BasNews that ...

Iraqi forces drive Kurds from disputed areas near Kirkuk

Washington Times - 2017-10-17 06:35
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Kurdish officials said early Monday that federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a "major, multi-pronged" attack aimed at retaking Kirkuk, as fighting erupted just outside the disputed northern city. Kurdish force ...

Iraqi Forces Clash With Kurdish Fighters Near Kirkuk

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-10-16 05:34
Iraqi forces clashed with fighters from the Kurdish semiautonomous region near the oil-rich province of Kirkuk early Monday, raising the stakes in a standoff over Kurdish independence, Iraqi and Kurdish officials said. ...

KDP and PUK Reaffirm Commitment to Outcome of Referendum

BAS News - 2017-10-15 15:28
ERBIL — Both leading Parties of Kurdistan Region, KDP and PUK, reiterated in today’s meeting that they will abide by the result of the September 25 referendum and will not suspend the outcome of the vote. A delegation of senior officials from the Kurdist ...

Iraq cranks up pressure on Kurdistan with flight ban over referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
All foreign flights to Iraqi Kurdistan capital to stop Friday HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— All foreign flights to and from the Iraqi Kurdistan Region capital city of Erbil will be suspended from Friday, officials said, as Baghdad increases pre ...

Iraq seeks to take control of Kurdistan mobile phone operators

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi government will seek to impose control over Kurdistan-based mobile phone operators and move their headquarters to the capital Baghdad, it said on Monday. The announcement followed a cabinet meeting attended by top security officials a ...

Iraq launched a probe into Kurdistan’s lucrative oil revenues

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
Iraq ratchets up pressure on Kurds after independence vote BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s central government on Monday unleashed a legal barrage against Kurdish officials and sought to seize key businesses in a fresh bid to tighten the screws over a disputed independe ...

Iraqi Kurds Send Reinforcements to Kirkuk Amid Army ‘Threats’

The Kurdish Project - 2017-10-14 07:18
The following article was originally published in BBC. Thousands of Kurdish fighters have been deployed to Iraq’s disputed Kirkuk region, officials say, amid fears that government forces want to retake it. The autonomous Kurdistan Region’s Vice-President ...

Iraqi Kurds send reinforcements to Kirkuk amid army ‘threats’

The New Mail - 2017-10-13 18:54
Thousands of Kurdish fighters have been deployed to Iraq’s disputed Kirkuk region, officials say, amid fears that government forces want to retake it. The autonomous Kurdistan Region’s Vice-President, Kosrat Rasul,… The post Iraqi Kurds send reinforcemen ...

Some PUK Officials Involved in Baghdad Conspiracy to Attack Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-13 03:23
ERBIL — Some officials from the patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are involved in a conspiracy devised by the central government in Baghdad to attack Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk. Late on Thursday, Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) warned o ...

Suicide Bomber Kills, Injures Dozens West of Iraq

BAS News - 2017-10-12 01:09
ERBIL — A suicide bomber killed overnight Wednesday at least 11 people after detonating his explosive vest in Iraqi western city of Hit, Anbar province. The city's security bureau said initial reports indicate 15 other people are injured. Officials revea ...

Iraq's ex-President Talabani buried in Kurdish region

FOX News - 2017-10-07 14:46
Thousands of Iraqi Kurdish mourners, Iraqi officials and world dignitaries attended the funeral of Jalal Talabani, the country's first president in a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq and once a symbol of national unity. ...

The danger of the destruction of the Kani Barazan wetland in eastern Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-10-06 09:31
The danger of the destruction of the Kani Barazan wetland in eastern Kurdistan According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association’s Report, Iran’s and East Kurdistan’s lagoons and lakes are drooping after the lack of management of officials and officials ...

Iran, Turkey Strongly Opposed to Secession of Kurdistan: Rouhani

Waar Media - 2017-10-05 01:45
waarmedia Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, says Tehran and Ankara will never accept redrawing of geographical borders in the region and officials in the Iraqi Kurdistan region must reconsider their secessionist tendencies. In a joint press conference w ...

United States must prevent disaster in Kurdistan

Chicago Tribune - 2017-10-04 10:53
You have to hand it to them. U.S. officials nailed it. Prior to the Sept. 25 independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan, they couldn't have been clearer in setting out the parade of horribles that might come to pass if the vote went ahead. Tensions betwee ...

Barzani Calls for Continuous Coexistence in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-02 21:00
KIRKUK — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani visited Kirkuk on Monday to meet with local military and administration officials and discuss the post-referendum era. During a meeting, Barzani reiterated that Kirkuk has a Kurdish identity and it is hi ...

Western officials are trying to avert the next war in Iraq

The Economist - 2017-10-02 04:44
AS THE jihadists of the so-called Islamic State (IS) retreat, the Arab and Kurdish forces allied against it in Iraq are turning their arms towards each other. Rather than celebrate victory, Masoud Barzani, the president of Iraqi Kurdistan, called a refer ...

Kurdistan to Send a Document on Referendum to EP, UN, Congress

BAS News - 2017-09-30 15:48
ERBIL — Kurdish officials are planning to write a document on the outcome of the independence referendum of Kurdistan to be sent to the European Parliament, the United Nations, and US Congress. The Kurdistan Region’s parties are expected to meet for disc ...

No Iraqi Officials Allowed to Control Kurdistan Airports: KRG

BAS News - 2017-09-30 14:34
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has made it clear that no official from Baghdad is allowed to enter the Kurdistan Region for taking control of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah international airports. Minister of Transportation, Mawlood Bawamurad, s ...

Iraqi Kurds Overwhelmingly Back Split from Baghdad

The Kurdish Project - 2017-09-28 02:36
The following article was originally published in Al Jazeera. Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly voted in favour of a split from Iraq, according to regional officials, as tensions soared between Erbil and Baghdad following a contested referendum. Electoral commi ...

Peshmerga Official Warns Against Baghdad’s Threats

BAS News - 2017-09-25 15:48
ERBIL — After the Iraqi parliament demanded troops be sent to the Kurdish areas controlled by Peshmerga after the emergence of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, the Peshmerga officials warned the Iraqi army against any aggressions. Halgurd Hikmat, Director of ...

Iran Stepping up Pressure on PUK to Call Off the Referendum in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-23 15:31
KIRKUK — The Commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corp (IRGC), Qassem Soleimani has reportedly once again visited some officials from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to convince them to put off the planned independence r ...

Turkey warns Kurdish leaders on vote as parliament convenes

FOX News - 2017-09-23 15:22
Turkish officials are pressing Iraqi Kurdish leaders to call off an upcoming independence referendum as Turkey's parliament convenes to renew a mandate for the country's military to intervene in Iraq and Syria. ...

Iran’s Senior Military Delegation Meets with PKK

BAS News - 2017-09-19 17:22
ERBIL — A senior delegation from the Islamic Republic of Iran has reportedly visited Kurdistan Region’s Qandil Mountainous areas where the leadership of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is stationed. The Iranian officials during their covert trip on Monday ...

Curfew Imposed on 14 villages in Southern Turkey

BAS News - 2017-09-18 20:20
ERBIL— After a Turkish soldier was gunned down in southern province of Merdin, local officials declared an infinite curfew in 14 villages in the area. According to a statement by Merdin governor's office, the soldier was killed in the town of Nusaybin by ...

Iran, Syria sign energy agreement

Waar Media - 2017-09-14 15:43
WAAR-DUHOK: Iranian and Syrian media have reported the signing, by officials from the two countries, of several agreements that would allow Iran to improve the production and distribution of electricity in war-torn Syria. One agreement reportedly include ...

MiT Chief Visits Erbil for Release of Two Personnel Abducted by PKK

BAS News - 2017-09-14 10:41
ERBIL — Chief of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MiT), Hakan Fidan, traveled to Kurdistan Region on Tuesday, September 12 to discuss with the Kurdish officials the issue of the two MiT personnel abducted by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in ...

US concerned over Turkey’s S-400 purchase from Russia

Waar Media - 2017-09-13 18:17
WAAR-DUHOK: Pentagon spokesman Johnny Michael said on Tuesday that the US has relayed its concerns to Turkish officials over the purchase of an S-400 air defense system from Russia. In a written statement to CNBC on Tuesday, Michael said that a NATO inte ...

China mulls ban on gasoline and diesel cars

Waar Media - 2017-09-11 16:50
WAAR-DUHOK: China is gearing up to ban the sale of combustion-engine vehicles in a move that would have a huge impact on the global auto industry. Government officials added, though, there was no date yet for such a measure. A China ban on the sale of ga ...

Shi’ite Militias Force Kurdish Officials in Mandali to Sign Resignation

BAS News - 2017-09-11 15:24
MANDALI — A group of Shi’ite Arab Militias of Asaib Ahl al-Haq — an armed militia group of the Hashd al-Shaabi, raided on Monday the headquarter of Mandali Municipality after forcing its Kurdish members to resign from their positions. Head of the city’s ...

More Safe Zones Needed in Syria: Russian FM

BAS News - 2017-09-10 23:48
ERBIL — The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov met with his Saudi Arabian counterpart, Adel Jubeir, on Sunday to discuss the ongoing Syrian Crisis and the need of establishment of more safe zones in the country. The two officials agreed that the so- ...

It's a Shame to Stay with Iraq: Yezidi Official

BAS News - 2017-09-10 17:11
ERBIL— The officials and personalities of the ethno-religious Yezidi community in Iraq state the Yezidi people yearn for a life with no more catastrophes and have pinned their entire hope on the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region. This time ...

Kurdish-led SDF launch operation to liberate Deir al-Zor from ISIS

Waar Media - 2017-09-10 16:02
WAAR-DUHOK: The US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have launched an operation against the Islamic State (ISIS) in the north of Deir al-Zor Province in Syria, according to a statement on Saturday. Officials from the Deir al-Zor Military ...

At least 15 dead as massive earthquake measuring 8.2 shakes Mexico

Waar Media - 2017-09-08 16:19
WAAR-DUHOK: A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico late Thursday, killing at least 15 people and triggering a tsunami alert in what the president called the quake-prone country’s biggest one in a century. Officials evacuated residents along th ...

Iraqi F-16 Pilot Dies After Jet Crash Amid Training in Arizona

BAS News - 2017-09-06 16:06
ERBIL — An Iraqi pilot has lost his life after his F-16 fighter jet crashed amid training flights in Arizona, Iraqi Defence Ministry confirmed. The US officials previously reported the incident which took place at Tucson International Airport on Tuesday ...

Developing PKK kidnapping story concerns KRG officials / Fazel Hawramy

KurdPress - 2017-09-06 09:07
Information on the reported seizure of two Turkish spies by members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) near the city of Sulaimaniyah on Aug. 3 is scarce, as Turkey stays silent and the PKK and the Iraqi Kurds refrain from divulging details about what ha ...

Şengal AA ensures preventing massacres against Yazidis

ANHA - 2017-09-05 14:21
Autonomous Administration officials in Şengal said the Autonomous Administration project was the fruit of a three-year struggle. Officials confirmed Şengal organization was the only way to prevent a repetition of any massacres. They also called on Yazidis ...

UK Minister of State arrives in Erbil to discuss referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-04 11:03
A British senior delegation, headed by Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth office, arrived in Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil overnight Sunday, planning to discuss the imminent independence vote with top Kurdish officials, BasNews reported ...

UK Minister of State in Erbil to Discuss Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-04 01:21
ERBIL — A British senior delegation, headed by Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth office, arrived in Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil overnight Sunday, planning to discuss the imminent independence vote with top Kurdish officials. Alistai ...

Kurdistan Celebrates Eid During Month of Historic Vote on Independence

The Kurdish Project - 2017-09-02 00:56
The following article was originally published in Kurdistan24. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – In statements issued on Friday, senior Kurdish officials expressed their best wishes for Eid al-Adha to all the people of the Kurdistan Region and Mus ...

Coalition Conducts 30 Airstrikes Against IS in Syria and Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-01 21:39
ERBIL — US-led coalition carried out 30 airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS), consisting of 52 engagements in both Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Forces- Operation Inherent Resolve officials said on Friday. According to the officials, ...

Hawija Operation to Launch Soon: JOC

BAS News - 2017-08-30 19:29
ERBIL— A military campaign to liberate the town of Hawija, Kirkuk province, from the Islamic State (IS) control will launch soon, declared the Joint Operations Command (JOC) in a statement on Wednesday. Kirkuk officials have repeatedly called on Baghdad ...

US Diplomats, Military Officials Meet with Barzani in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-08-29 23:10
ERBIL — A number of US diplomatic and military envoys met on Tuesday with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani in Erbil to review the latest political and security developments. The delegation was headed by Douglas Silliman, the US ambassador to Ira ...
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