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PM Barzani: Hoisting Kurdistan Flag in Kirkuk Strengthens Coexistence
BAS News - 2017-03-30 01:10
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani on Wednesday congratulated Kirkuk’s governor, provincial council and the people on the decision to raise Kurdistan flag over state buildings, saying the initiative will further ...

Baghdad checkpoint hit by deadly car bomb attack
BBC - 2017-03-29 23:57
At least 15 people are killed as a suicide lorry bomb hits a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital. ...

At Least 15 Killed in Baghdad Car Bomb Attack
BAS News - 2017-03-29 23:31
The blast rocked a checkpoint south of the capital BAGHDAD — A suicide car bomb late on Wednesday night targeted a police checkpoint in southern Baghdad, killing at least 15 people, officials confirmed. The car bomb, reportedly an oil tanker packed with ...

Suicide truck bomb kills at least 13 in south Baghdad: police sources
Reuters - 2017-03-29 22:39
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 13 people were killed and another 40 wounded when a suicide truck bomb hit a checkpoint in the southern entrance to the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police sources said on Wednesday. ...

Child Marriage Increasing Among IDPs in Khanaqin
BAS News - 2017-03-29 22:15
KHANAQIN — The Directorate of Human Rights in Khanaqin, south of Kurdistan Region, has warned about the increasing number of child marriages especially among the internally displace people (IDP). Amal Fuad, head of the institute, told BasNews on Wednesda ...

35 people detained in villages of Tatvan after the removal of curfew
ANF/English - 2017-03-29 20:49
As many as 35 people have been taken into custody in a large scale detention operation that followed the removal of a curfew in 7 villages of Bitlis' Tatvan district. ...

UK police arrest two on 'suspicion of terrorism', not related to Westminster attack
Reuters - 2017-03-29 20:37
(Reuters) - Two people were arrested in the British city of Birmingham on "suspicion of terrorism offences" on Wednesday, West Midlands police said in a statement. ...

Police and public join forces to remember London victims
Reuters - 2017-03-29 18:47
LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of people joined together on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday to remember the four killed in last week's London attack. ...

WHO Opens Field Hospital as Clashes Intensify in Western Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-29 15:53
MOSUL — With medical capacities to treat severely wounded people significantly reduced due to the conflict and coupled with the increased trend of traumatic injuries among civilians, the World Health Organization, in collaboration with the Federal Minist ...

KCK's Sozdar Avesta: The Êzidî people know their enemy well now
ANF/English - 2017-03-29 13:12
KCK executive Sozdar Avesta asked the Êzidî people to not fear anything anymore, stated that the YBŞ is with them and called on the youth to join the ranks of freedom. She said KDP used money sent for aiding the Êzidîs for spying activity. ...

London attack a 'wake-up' call for tech firms to put house in order: police
Reuters - 2017-03-29 12:49
LONDON (Reuters) - The London attack which left four people dead was a "wake up call" for technology firms to get their house in order over extremist material being circulated on the internet, the acting head of London's police force said on Wednesday. ...

12 including co-mayors of Gürpınar detained in Van
ANF/English - 2017-03-29 10:30
12 people including Co-mayors of Gürpınar district have been taken into custody as result of house raids in Van province Wednesday morning. ...

The ‘Black MBW’ Sold after Saving Dozens of Lives in Kirkuk Attack
BAS News - 2017-03-29 00:59
ERBIL — The owner of the ‘Black BMW’, who saved 70 people during an Islamic State (IS) attack on Kirkuk, has sold his bulletproof car despite a worldwide reputation it had gain. Ako Duzi, a Kurdish Peshmerga from Tuz Khurmatu district, told BasNews on Tu ...

YPG: Shaddadi attacks repelled, at least 45 killed
ANHA - 2017-03-28 17:59
The People’s Defense Units (YPG) Press Centre published a statement about the attacks of Turkey and ISIS gangs that took place within two days. ...

286,000 Civilians Displaced Since West Mosul Assault Late February
BAS News - 2017-03-28 17:51
MOSUL — Since 25 February, when people from West Mosul first began to flee, the IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has tracked a total of 27,634 families (165,744 individuals) in their location of displacement. The largest group of these displaced pe ...

U.N. may use other Yemen ports to ensure food pipeline, avert famine
Reuters - 2017-03-28 17:29
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations is considering using other ports in Yemen or land convoys to deliver food for 17 million hungry people in case the main port of Hodeida is attacked, the chief U.N. humanitarian official there said on Tuesday. ...

Four women die as ferry sank in Bangladesh river, 18 missing
Reuters - 2017-03-28 17:06
DHAKA (Reuters) - At least four people died and several remain missing after a ferry carrying about 80 passengers capsized on Tuesday in Bangladesh's Panguchi River, police said. ...

EU peacekeepers ready to intervene in Bosnia in case of new strife
Reuters - 2017-03-28 16:52
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - The European Union peacekeeping force (EUFOR) in Bosnia warned its political leaders on Tuesday it was prepared to intervene at short notice should violence resume two decades after the end of its ethnic war that killed 100,000 people ...

Carlos the Jackal sentenced to life for 1974 attack on Paris store
Reuters - 2017-03-28 14:36
PARIS (Reuters) - A French court sentenced Carlos the Jackal, once one of the world's most wanted criminals, to life imprisonment on Tuesday for a 1974 grenade attack on a Paris shop that killed two people. ...

40 youths from Aleppo join the YPG
ANF/English - 2017-03-28 13:59
40 new recruits have graduated from the first training cycle of the People's Defense Units (YPG) in Aleppo. ...

PKK calls for struggle with the spirit of freedom, resistance and victory
ANF/English - 2017-03-28 13:59
PKK: “We are calling on all our party and guerilla forces and our people to embrace the reality of the martyrs stronger on the National Heroism Day and to fight with the spirit of Newroz, unity, freedom, resistance and victory!” ...

Meningitis outbreak kills at least 140 in Nigeria
BBC - 2017-03-28 13:58
The disease has infected more than 1,000 people in one of the worst outbreaks for years. ...

China army drills on Myanmar border amid tensions
Reuters - 2017-03-28 13:38
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military carried out drills along the border with Myanmar on Tuesday, in a show of force to highlight its resolve to protect its people, state news agency Xinhua said, following clashes between Myanmar security forces and ethni ...

Police erect new security barriers around Queen's Windsor castle after London attack
Reuters - 2017-03-28 13:38
LONDON (Reuters) - Police erected new barriers around Queen Elizabeth's Windsor Castle home on Tuesday to boost protection a week after a man killed four people in an attack around parliament in central London. ...

Investigators probe Mosul blast as Iraqi forces push into Old City
Reuters - 2017-03-28 12:07
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Investigators are in the Iraqi city of Mosul to determine whether a U.S.-led coalition strike or Islamic State-rigged explosives caused a huge blast that destroyed buildings and killed more than 200 people, a U.S. military commande ...

U.N.'s Zeid says Iraq must avoid civilian deaths in west Mosul
Reuters - 2017-03-28 12:07
GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 307 civilians have been killed and 273 wounded in western Mosul since Feb 17 as Islamic State fighters herd people into booby-trapped buildings as human shields and fires on those who flee, the United Nations human rights chief ...

Plane crash kills six people in eastern Zimbabwe
Reuters - 2017-03-28 11:32
HARARE (Reuters) - Six people were killed when a small plane crashed in eastern Zimbabwe near the border with Mozambique, a state-owned newspaper said on Tuesday. ...

Around 40,000 Syrians displaced by fighting near Hama: U.N.
Reuters - 2017-03-28 11:11
GENEVA (Reuters) - About 40,000 people, mainly women and children, have been displaced by fighting northwest of Hama city in Syria, the United Nations said on Tuesday. ...

South Korea finds remains of at least one victim of ferry disaster near vessel
Reuters - 2017-03-28 11:11
SEOUL (Reuters) - The remains of what appears to be at least one unrecovered victim of South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry were found near the salvaged vessel on Tuesday, an official said, nearly three years after the disaster that killed 304 people. ...

Wife of British parliament assailant condemns attack
Reuters - 2017-03-28 10:45
LONDON (Reuters) - The wife of the man who killed four people near the British parliament last week said on Tuesday she totally condemned the attack, offering her sympathy to his victims. ...

At least 11 dead in suicide bombing and gun attack in southern Yemen
Reuters - 2017-03-27 19:54
ADEN (Reuters) - At least 11 people were killed in a suicide bombing and gun attack by suspected al Qaeda militants on a local government compound in southern Yemen on Monday, a Yemeni government media office said in a statement. ...

London attacker interested in jihad but no evidence of IS link: police
Reuters - 2017-03-27 18:19
LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Monday they had found no evidence that Khalid Masood, who killed four people in an attack on Britain's parliament last week, had any association with Islamic State or Al Qaeda, but he was clearly interested in jih ...

36 more youths join the YPG ranks in Hesekê
ANF/English - 2017-03-27 18:10
36 youths completed their training and joined the ranks of People's Defense Units (YPG) in Hesekê ...

Many displaced people from Mosul return home says migration organization
Rûdaw - 2017-03-27 15:04
“A total of 350,000 have been displaced." ...

UK to conduct major counter-terrorism exercise in October: PM May
Reuters - 2017-03-27 14:39
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will conduct a major counter-terrorism training exercise in October across parts of Scotland and northern England, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday, days after a lone attacker killed four people in London. ...

UK Parliament calls for stop of conflict between Turkey and Kurds
KurdPress - 2017-03-27 14:05
The UK Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee on Saturday said that the United Kingdom should stop the conflict between the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Turkey. ...

Kılıçdaroğlu says gov’t to give citizenship to 4 mln Syrians
Waar Media - 2017-03-26 18:57
WAAR-DUHOK: Chairman of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on Saturday that the government would give Syrian refugees in Turkey citizenship after a critical referendum on April 16 that will introduce an executive ...

Egypt convicts 56 over migrant boat sinking that killed 200
BBC - 2017-03-26 17:33
Capsize in September killed at least 200 people who had been crammed aboard a fishing vessel. ...

Ocalan’s sister lost her life
ANHA - 2017-03-26 16:34
The Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocalan's sister Aynî Yildirim lost her life in Amara village in the result of a heart attack. ...

PYD consoles Ocalan for his sister’s death
ANHA - 2017-03-26 16:34
The General Council of PYD consoles the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocalan for the death of his sister Aynî Yildirim. ...

Egyptian court jails 56 over migrant boat shipwreck
Reuters - 2017-03-26 15:18
RASHID, Egypt (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced 56 people to prison terms of up to 14 years on Sunday over the capsizing of a boat that killed over 200 people, one of the deadliest disasters in the dangerous Mediterranean crossings of migrants to Eu ...

Newroz celebrations by guerrillas continue
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 14:21
Guerrillas of the HPG (People's Defense Forces) and YJA-Star (Free Women's Troops) continue their celebrations to welcome the Kurdish New Year festival Newroz. ...

Êzidîs for Shengal continue their march to Brussels on day 7
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 14:21
The march Êzidîs in Europe started from Dusseldorf to the Brussels in order to protest the AKP/KDP gangs' attacks on Shengal and demand status for the Êzidî people continues in its 7th day. ...

Swiss parties and people rally for 'NO' against Erdoğan's regime
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 14:21
Thousands led by Swiss political parties and organizations came together and gave the message “Unite under 'NO' against the monist Erdoğan regime.” ...

15 people jailed in Van's Çaldıran district
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 14:21
Out of the 37 people detained in Van's Çaldıran district on 21 March, 15 have been jailed. ...

PYD Continues to Crack Down on Rivals in Rojava: DCHRK
BAS News - 2017-03-26 10:10
PYD armed men abducted two people in Derik, Rojava ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which rules Rojava, the Syrian Kurdish region, continues its human rights abuses against the Syrian Kurdish political parties considered by PYD as ...

Referendum will tell world what Kurdistan people want: PM Barzani
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-26 03:06

Newruz celebrations in Kurdistan Region
KurdPress - 2017-03-25 22:56
People in Kurdistan Region celebrated the start of the New Year. Photo: Al-Jazeera English Reporter's code: 50101 ...

Iran Executed 138 Kurds in One Year
BAS News - 2017-03-25 21:58
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran executed 138 Kurds during the last twelve months, said a monitoring group. Hangaw website, which observes the human rights situation and abuses inside Iran, has released the list of executed people with one woman amon ...

Kyrgyz police disperse protest over ex-lawmaker's detention
Reuters - 2017-03-25 18:57
BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyz police used stun grenades on Saturday to disperse hundreds of people attending a protest rally against the detention of a former parliamentary deputy and detained dozens of demonstrators. ...

11 killed in two gold mine accidents in central China: Xinhua
Reuters - 2017-03-25 12:15
BEIJING (Reuters) - Accidents at two neighboring gold mines in central China's Henan province killed 11 people on Friday, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing local authorities. ...

Air strike kills 16 in Syrian prison - Observatory
Reuters - 2017-03-25 09:29
BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 16 people died after a Friday night air strike on a prison in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province including both prisoners and staff, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said on Saturday. ...

Platform collapse at power plant in China kills nine - Xinhua
Reuters - 2017-03-25 08:37
BEIJING (Reuters) - An operation platform collapsed at a power plant in China on Saturday, killing nine people and injuring two, the official Xinhua news agency reported. ...

Naked demonstrators kill sheep under Auschwitz gates
BBC - 2017-03-24 19:49
At least 11 people killed a sheep, undressed, and chained themselves up at the former Nazi camp. ...

Germanwings pilot 'wasn't depressed'
BBC - 2017-03-24 19:49
Guenter Lubitz said his son was not responsible for the Germanwings crash, which killed 150 people. ...

[Video] Hungry and afraid, hundreds of people flee ISIS-held Hawija
NRT - 2017-03-24 15:27

Migrant boat sinks off Turkish coast, 11 dead: broadcaster NTV
Reuters - 2017-03-24 14:02
ANKARA (Reuters) - A boat carrying migrants sank off Turkey's Aegean coast on Friday, killing 11 people and leaving four missing, Turkish broadcaster NTV said. ...

London attack: Killer Khalid Masood escaped from MI5’s radar
Waar Media - 2017-03-24 13:01
WAAR-DUHOK: The terrorist who murdered four people in Westminster was investigated by MI5 for “violent extremism” but was ruled out as a threat by security services before being “re-radicalized”, it was feared on Thursday night. Khalid Masood, 52, was na ...

London attacker Khalid Masood was a 52-year-old criminal with militant links
Reuters - 2017-03-24 10:42
BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Before he killed at least four people in Britain's deadliest attack since the 2005 London bombings, Khalid Masood was considered by intelligence officers to be a criminal who posed little serious threat. ...

Thousands of people flee from Mosul | The World Weekly
Theworldweekly - 2017-03-24 02:17

ISIS claims responsibility for British parliament attack Orient Net ISIS was responsible for an attack outside Britain’s parliament which left four people dead, the ..
Orient News - 2017-03-24 02:04

Bosnian, Croatian police break up migrant-smuggling ring
Reuters - 2017-03-23 16:27
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Bosnian and Croatian police said on Thursday they had arrested 13 people suspected of smuggling at least 100 migrants from Turkey into the European Union. ...

London attack: 7 arrests as police probe attacker’s links
Waar Media - 2017-03-23 15:51
WAAR-DUHOK: Police investigating the deadliest terror attack in central London in 12 years have arrested seven people and searched six addresses, Britain’s most senior counterterror police officer said Thursday. Inquiries are continuing in London, Birmin ...

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Deadly Westminster Attack in London
Waar Media - 2017-03-23 15:51
WAAR-DUHOK: ISIS terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the deadly Westminster attack in the British capital, Reuters reported. On Wednesday, 4 people were killed and many were injured after a vehicle drove into a crowd on London’s Westminster Br ...

U.N. says 300,000 civilians at risk in Damascus battle, pause needed
Reuters - 2017-03-23 14:26
GENEVA (Reuters) - Fighting around Syria's capital Damascus has cut 300,000 people off from humanitarian aid and pauses in the fighting are needed to let aid convoys in, Jan Egeland, U.N. humanitarian advisor on Syria, said in an interview on Thursday. ...

At least 200 people killed in Mosul air strikes
Rûdaw - 2017-03-23 12:46
“Some of the dead were taking shelter inside the homes,” ...

PM Barzani Decries London Terror Attack
BAS News - 2017-03-23 12:18
People of Kurdistan understand pain of terrorism, Nechirvan Barzani says ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister condemned the terrorist attack which took place in London on Wednesday. “I strongly condemn the terror attack which took p ...

New York sword attacker 'targeted black men'
BBC - 2017-03-23 11:46
A white US Army veteran who killed a black man with a sword had a hatred for black people, police say. ...

Seven people arrested after attack on British Parliament
NRT - 2017-03-23 10:37

British police investigate attack on parliament that killed five
Reuters - 2017-03-23 08:54
LONDON (Reuters) - British counter-terrorism police were investigating the background of an attacker who killed four people and injured about 40 before being shot to death by police just outside the British parliament in London. ...

Tens of thousands celebrate Kurdish Newroz in Syrian Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Tens of thousands of people celebrate the Kurdish New Year Newroz across Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) and other parts of northern Syria on Tuesday. Newroz is the traditional Kurdish new year, The year 2017 corresponds to the Kur ...

Sewol disaster ferry raised in South Korea after three years
BBC - 2017-03-23 05:47
The Sewol sank on 16 April 2014 killing 304 people, almost all school children on a trip. ...

Sunken South Korean ferry slowly emerges three years after disaster
Reuters - 2017-03-23 04:04
SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing 304 people, most of them children on a school trip, slowly emerged from a gray sea on Thursday, a somber reminder of a tragedy that traumatized the country. ...

Four people dead, 20 injured in the UK parliament attack
Orient News - 2017-03-23 02:04

US coalition airstrikes kill more than 27 people in Raqqa
Orient News - 2017-03-23 02:04

One shot, several injured in UK parliament ‘terrorist incident’
Waar Media - 2017-03-22 19:58
WAAR-DUHOK: A policeman was stabbed, an assailant shot and several people injured on Wednesday close to Britain’s Houses of Parliament in what police said they were treating as a terrorist incident. Reporters inside the building heard loud bangs and shor ...

Four dead including police officer and assailant in London attack: police
Reuters - 2017-03-22 19:41
LONDON (Reuters) - Four people, including the attacker and a police officer, died in Wednesday's terrorism incident at the British parliament, police said. ...

Assailant shot, at least a dozen injured in incident at UK parliament
Reuters - 2017-03-22 16:35
LONDON (Reuters) - An assailant was shot outside the British parliament by armed police, the leader of the House of Commons said on Wednesday after loud bangs were heard and a Reuters photographer saw at least a dozen injured people on a nearby bridge. ...

Turkish President Sends Nawroz Congratulations in Kurdish
BAS News - 2017-03-22 14:20
He stresses coexistence and brotherhood among nations ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan extended his congratulations to the people of Turkey on Nawroz occasion on Tuesday stressing brotherhood and coexistence in the country. Erdogan posted h ...

'Sex assault' streamed on Facebook Live
BBC - 2017-03-22 12:56
At one point 40 people watched the broadcast but nobody reported it to police. ...

As Belgium remembers attacks, survivor reflects: 'What if?'
Reuters - 2017-03-22 12:28
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium marked the first anniversary of bomb attacks that killed 32 people with remembrance ceremonies, a new memorial and poignant reflections from those who lost partners but survived. ...

IS conflict: Air strike 'kills dozens in village near Raqqa'
BBC - 2017-03-22 10:17
A school being used as a shelter for displaced people was hit on Monday night, activists say. ...

Blasts kill four, injure 18 in northeastern Nigeria, police say
Reuters - 2017-03-22 09:23
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Multiple blasts at camps for people who have fled the Islamist militants Boko Haram killed four and injured 18 in the northeastern Nigeria city of Maiduguri, the state police commissioner said on Wednesday. ...

Air strike kills more than 30 near Raqqa, Syrian Observatory says
Reuters - 2017-03-22 09:23
BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 33 people were killed in an air strike that hit a school sheltering displaced people near Islamic State-held Raqqa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, and the U.S.-led coalition was believed to have carried out the a ...

Peace in Syria an imperative ‘that cannot wait,’ UN chief Guterres says as war enters seventh year
United Nations - 2017-03-22 04:59
As the brutal war in Syria enters its seventh year, peace “is a moral and political imperative both for the Syrian people and for the world,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today, urging the conflict parties to fully back a fragile ...

South Koreans could raise sunken ferry if test of lift goes well
Reuters - 2017-03-22 02:58
SEOUL (Reuters) - Salvage experts in South Korea could on Wednesday begin raising a ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing more than 300 people, most of them children on a school trip, finally meeting the demands of mourning families. ...

Lessons learned, Belgian PM still on guard a year after attack
Reuters - 2017-03-21 21:55
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium has learned lessons about keeping violent Islamists in check but cannot rule out more attacks, its prime minister said on Tuesday, a year after Islamic State suicide bombers killed 32 people in Brussels. ...

Year on from bombings, Brussels remains on alert
Reuters - 2017-03-21 20:12
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A year after Islamic State suicide bombers killed 32 people in Brussels, Belgian authorities say much remains unclear about who ordered the attacks, even if those who staged them are either dead or in jail. ...

Iraqi premier congratulates people of Kurdistan Region on Newroz
NRT - 2017-03-21 20:11

Thousands of Rojava people flow to celebrate Newroz
ANHA - 2017-03-21 14:35
NEWS DESK- Thousands of Rojava people are flowing to celebrate Newroz Eid, this Newroz celebrations are being held in 15 cities with the slogan” With the Soul of North Syria Federation, We Salute North Kurdistan Resistance”. Girkê Legê Thousands of Girkê ...

Barzani Newroz message: Our sacrifice must bear fruit in sovereignty
Rûdaw - 2017-03-21 12:26
“The month of March has been the month of triumph, joy and also the suffering of the Kurdish people.' ...

The peoples of Rojava celebrates Newroz everywhere
ANHA - 2017-03-21 09:12
NEWS DESK – The people of Rojava celebrated the feast of resistance by burning Newroz fire everywhere. In the cities of Rojava, in towns and in villages, thousands of citizens celebrated Newroz by lighting fire on the streets, in the fields, and even on t ...

Newroz fire roars in Afrin and Sheikh Maqsoud
ANHA - 2017-03-21 09:12
ALEPPO/AFRIN – The people lit the Newroz fire in the Afrin canton and the Sheikh Maqsoud neighbourhood of Aleppo. In the neighbourhood of Sheikh Maqsoud, the people freely celebrated Newroz after years of Ba’ath regime domination and attacks of gang group ...

Hunger kills at least 26 in Somalia's Jubbaland region
Reuters - 2017-03-21 07:35
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - At least 26 people died from hunger in the semi-autonomous Jubbaland region of southern Somalia in just a day an a half, federal government radio said on its website. ...

Kurdish government expects 4,500 pilgrims to journey to Mecca in 2017
Rûdaw - 2017-03-21 00:08
In Erbil 1,500 people, 1,400 in Sulaimani, 1,090 in Duhok 120 in Halabja and 250 in Garmiyan block have been selected ...

Over 30,000 people fled fighting in Myanmar’s north: UN
Kurdiu - 2017-03-20 22:36

YPG Spokesman: Agreement made with Russia
ANHA - 2017-03-20 21:05
The People's Defense Units (YPG) Spokesman Redur Khalil stated that Russian army units will be based in the district of Jandaris of the Afrin Canton under the agreement with Russia. ...

Suicide Car Bomb Attack Kills 23 in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-03-20 21:04
BAGHDAD — At least 23 people were killed on Monday in the Iraqi capital as the result of a terrorist attack, officials confirmed. The attack, targeting a commercial area in Baghdad's southwestern Amil neighborhood, was carried out via a suicide car bomb. ...

Abadi Congratulates Barzani on Nawroz
BAS News - 2017-03-20 21:04
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has congratulated Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and the people of Kurdistan Region who celebrate the Kurdish New Year known as Nawroz. In an official letter, Abadi wished the Kurdish New Year bring ...

As Iraqi forces fight to take Mosul, car bomb in Baghdad kills 23 people
Reuters - 2017-03-20 20:42
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants captured an Iraqi police colonel and eight other officers on Monday after they ran out of ammunition during a skirmish in the battle for western Mosul, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said. ...

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