Latest news

Security

Central Erbil Fully Secured: Governor

BAS News - 2017-10-20 15:02
ERBIL — The Governor of Erbil ensured the people of full security in the capital as clashes are reported on the outskirt of the city between the Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Baghdad-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi. Nawzad Hadi told Reporters e ...

President Barzani receives a phone call from German Defence Minister

Waar Media - 2017-10-20 13:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received a phone call from German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday to discuss the latest political and security developments in the region, including the crisis in Kirkuk. Ursula von ...

Peace and Coca Compete in Colombia's Periphery

International Crisis Group - 2017-10-20 00:35
One of the most pressing security threats in Colombia following the signing of the the FARC peace agreement is fighting between armed groups trying to gain control over territories and illegal business, such as coca production, previously dominated by th ...

Barzani and German Defence Minister Talk Over the Phone

BAS News - 2017-10-19 21:40
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received a phone call from German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday to discuss the latest political and security developments in the region, including the crisis in Kirkuk. Ursula von der ...

US Warns Its Citizens of Security Situation in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-10-19 14:26
ERBIL — The US embassy in Iraq advises its citizens to maintain a “heightened sense” of security awareness and take the necessary measures to enhance their personal security. The military incursion of the Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi into K ...

UN Security Council Asks All Sides in Iraq to Refrain from Use of Force

BAS News - 2017-10-19 10:54
ERBIL — The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday expressed concern over recent reports of violence near the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq. “Council members called on all sides to refrain from the threat and use of force, and to engage in constr ...

Erbil Perfectly Secured: KRSC

BAS News - 2017-10-19 00:36
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) has ensured that the capital Erbil is fully secured and under no threat. In an official press release early hours on Thursday, the KRSC rejected fake news spread by unofficial websites and social media pag ...

Kurdish forces pull out of Sinjar, hand control over to Iranian militias

Washington Times - 2017-10-18 13:31
Kurdish peshmerga units have withdrawn from the heavily contested area of Sinjar in northern Iraq on Tuesday, handing control over the enclave to Iranian-backed paramilitaries tied to Iraq's security forces. The Kurdish fighters reportedly left the major ...

Baghdad-backed Militias Search, Loot Kurdish Houses in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-18 01:43
KIRKUK — Baghdad-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi, after invading Kirkuk on Monday, have started house-to-house search of the Kurdish population in the city, a security source stated. “The militias are reported to have been looting jewellers an ...

Lessons from Kurdistan’s 48 hours of confusion and shock

Seth Frantzman - 2017-10-18 01:26
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN In Forty-eight hours the Kurdistan Regional Government, the Iraqi Security Forces and Iranian-backed Shia militias have re-drawn northern Iraq. In a shocking reversal after three years […] ...

No Threat on Erbil: Security Chief

BAS News - 2017-10-18 00:28
ERBIL — Chief of Erbil’s Directorate of Security has rejected the media reports about any possible threat on the capital of Kurdistan, saying that the situation is fully calm and under control. Tariq Nouri explained to BasNews that the media reports are ...

IS Militants Capture Two Villages in Western Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-17 12:13
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) captured on Monday two villages, west of Kirkuk Province, following the conflict between the Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the province. The IS militants took advantage of the security gap made by the Iraqi forces assault on ...

Reports: Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraq forces enter Sinjar

Seth Frantzman - 2017-10-17 10:13
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN After the rapid conquest of Kirkuk on October 26th there are reports that the Iraqi Security Forces and particularly the Hashd al-Shaabi or Shia militias, have […] ...

Week in brief: Prisoners without rights

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-10-17 02:03
Iran security forces interrogate Kurdish labour activists The Law Enforcement Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran have questioned four Kurdish labour activists in Sanandaj following a new wave of clampdown on labour activists in Iran’s Kurdish areas. T ...

Tensions high as Iraqi forces near Kirkuk

CNN - 2017-10-16 18:01
Iraqi forces are approaching the Kurdish-controlled city of Kirkuk, with Iraq's Prime Minister calling on residents in the oil-rich city to cooperate with its security forces. ...

KRG: No Suspension of Oil Exports

BAS News - 2017-10-16 16:24
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has rejected rumours claiming that Erbil’s oil exports were suspended due to “security concerns” in the wake of Baghdad’s military offensives near Kirkuk. “Contrary to some irresponsible rumours, oil is sti ...

DAA in Afrin canton: We will not allow anyone to threaten security

ANHA - 2017-10-16 15:53
The Democratic Autonomous Administration in Afrin canton confirmed that they would not allow anyone to harm the security and safety of the Afrin region, stressing their full readiness to preserve the gains made by the blood of the martyrs. ...

Iranian-backed PMF Using US Military Equipment Against Peshmerga: KRSC

BAS News - 2017-10-16 08:36
ERBIL — The Iraqi forces and Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militia (PMF) on Sunday night launched an attack on Kirkuk from two front lines, said Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) on Monday morning. The two forces at 23:30 advanced from Taza Khurm ...

Baghdad Started Moving Shi’ite Militias Towards Central Kirkuk: KRSC

BAS News - 2017-10-16 00:26
KIRKUK — The Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) revealed just after midnight Sunday that Baghdad-backed Shi’ite militia groups of Hashd al-Shaabi are now advancing towards the centre of Kirkuk from south of the city. “Iraqi forces/PMF [Popular Mobi ...

Kurds block Iraqi forces access to Kirkuk's oil fields, airbase

Reuters - 2017-10-15 12:41
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish Peshmerga fighters rejected a warning from an Iraqi paramilitary force to withdraw from a strategic junction south of Kirkuk, which controls the access to some of the region's main oilfields, a Kurdish security official told Re ...

KDP and PUK to Discuss Situation of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-15 11:11
ERBIL — The politburos of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will meet today, October 15, to discuss the security issues of Kirkuk and the Shi’ite militia’s threats against Kurdistan. The meeting will be attended ...

Protest erupts in Iranian Kurdistan over killing of kolbars

E-Kurd - 2017-10-15 04:55
BANE, Iranian Kurdistan,— Protest erupted in the Kurdish city of Bane in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) over the killing of kolbars (porters) by Iran’s security forces over the last several months. A number of people gathered in front of the building of Ba ...

Two labor activists being called in to the security center of Sne

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-10-15 02:27
Two labor activists being called in to the security center of Sne According to the Human Rights Association of Kurdistan, October 11 of 2017, two activists from the city of Sne in the east of Kurdistan, were called in by the Sne security Office. They’re n ...

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 ...

Iraqi Kurds vote: Lack of foreign backing ‘disappoints’

The New Mail - 2017-10-13 18:54
Masrour Barzani, the intelligence and security chief in the Kurdistan Regional Government says he is disappointed the US and much of the international community opposed the recent vote for independence… The post Iraqi Kurds vote: Lack of foreign backing ...

Tens of Thousands of Peshmerga Troops Arrive in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-13 11:17
Peshmerga prepares to respond to Baghdad’s threats KIRKUK — A security source from Kirkuk revealed that tens of thousands of Peshmerga forces equipped with heavy arms arrived in Kirkuk Province to respond to any offensives by the Iraqi forces. Security f ...

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 ...

Baghdad Amassing Large Army at Kirkuk Doorstep, Attack Imminent

BAS News - 2017-10-13 01:44
ERBIL — A large number of Iraqi troops and Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi, equipped with heavy arms, have been deployed to southern Kirkuk near Peshmerga positions, expected to conduct offensives, warned the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC). ...

The Social Roots of Jihadist Violence in Burkina Faso’s North

International Crisis Group - 2017-10-12 20:07
Jihadist violence in the West African Sahel has now spread to the north of Burkina Faso. The response of Ouagadougou and its partners must go beyond the obvious religious and security dimensions of the crisis, and any solution must take into account deep ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Threatening Kurdish Families in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-10-12 15:53
ERBIL — The Arab Shi’ite militia groups of Hashd al-Shaabi have threatened a number of the Kurdish residents of Tuz Khurmatu to leave their homes, said the chief of the city’s security. Kawa Kakayi, Chief of Tuz Khurmatu Security, told BasNews Hashd al-S ...

Barzani Receives Sudan’s Ambassador to Iraq

BAS News - 2017-10-12 14:21
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani met with Yaseen Awaz Ismail, the Ambassador of Sudan to Iraq, on Thursday in Erbil. During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views about the latest political and security developments in Kurdistan Regi ...

The shops of the Baha’i citizens were sealed in Orumiyeh

Hengaw - 2017-10-12 03:02
HENGAW : During the past month, the security forces of the Iranian government closed the doors of the shop of dozens of The post The shops of the Baha’i citizens were sealed in Orumiyeh appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

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 ...

Masrour Barzani: Baghdad Needs to Stop the Measures Against Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-10-10 17:03
Masrour Barzani met with German Ambassador to Iraq ERBIL — Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani stated that Baghdad should put an end to its measures and transgressive decisions against Kurdistan Region. Regarding th ...

Peshmerga Warns Baghdad Against Attempts to Retake Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2017-10-10 13:13
ERBIL — Commanders of Peshmerga responded to Baghdad’s statement regarding the disputed territories, stating that the Peshmerga forces won’t retreat from Kurdistan’s territories. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi convened the Iraqi National Security C ...

Pictures: Peshmerga Arrests 1,000 IS Members During Hawija Fight

BAS News - 2017-10-10 10:25
KIRKUK — The Directorate of Asayish (Security) in Dibis district in Kirkuk Province announced on Monday the arrest of about a thousand members of the Islamic State (IS) organization since the start of the operation to liberate Hawija district, southern K ...

A Kurdish Citizen of Turkey Sentenced to a Five-year Imprisonment in Iran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-10-10 02:00
A Kurdish citizen of Turkey who had travelled to Orumiyeh to visit his family in May was arrested by security forces and sentenced to five years of Imprisonment by the Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh on charges of cooperating with one of the Kurdish parti ...

Unknown Armed Men Set Fire to Civilian Properties in Liberated Shirqat

BAS News - 2017-10-09 23:14
ERBIL — A group of unidentified armed men have recently started setting the civilian houses on fire in the newly liberated villages around Shirqat district, some 80 kilometres west of Hawija in northern Iraq, a security source said. On Monday also the un ...

Baghdad Introduces Additional Sanctions on Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-10-09 14:57
ERBIL — The Iraqi government on Monday introduced further measures against the Kurdistan Region in response to the independence referendum held on September 25. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi convened the Iraqi National Security Council, during whi ...

Another Kurdish Yezidi Child Found After Surviving IS

BAS News - 2017-10-09 02:02
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces found on Sunday another Kurdish Yezidi child who has survived Islamic State (IS) slavery in the northern city of Mosul. Hashim Hishami, a security affairs expert posted the picture of a girl on his twitter account, saying th ...

Week in brief: victims at borders

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-10-09 02:01
Iranian forces continue arresting pro-independence Kurdish demonstrators Iranian intelligence agents and security forces have continued to arrest and interrogate civilian Kurds who had taken part in celebrations after a referendum on Kurdish statehood was ...

Arrest of two Kurdish citizens in Tehran

Hengaw - 2017-10-07 03:01
Hengaw : Two Kurd citizens from Bukan were arrested by security forces for unknown reasons at their work place in Tehran, and The post Arrest of two Kurdish citizens in Tehran appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

The arrest of 3 citizens from Mahabad by the intelligence forces

Hengaw - 2017-10-07 03:01
HENGAW : In the aftermath of the wave of arrest of Kurd citizens by Iran’s security forces, 3 another citizens from Mahabad The post The arrest of 3 citizens from Mahabad by the intelligence forces appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

Iraqi Security Forces liberate Hawijah

The Global Coalition - 2017-10-06 01:11
The Coalition congratulates the Government of Iraq and the Iraqi Security Forces on their swift and decisive victory against ISIS in Hawijah Oct. 5. The post Iraqi Security Forces liberate Hawijah appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Ahwaz is the Middle East’s linchpin to international relations

Roji Kurd - 2017-10-06 00:03
The world is witnessing profound transformations related to the nature of international relations. In light of a heightened prevalence of terrorism across the globe, international security has become increasingly threatened. The fluctuating landscape of i ...

IS Militant Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-05 20:09
KIRKUK — The Kurdish security forces in Kirkuk captured on Thursday a member of the Islamic State (IS) who had taken part in several acts of terrorism against civilians across the region. Kirkuk’s Chief of Police, Sarhad Qader, revealed to BasNews that t ...

Slovakian Soldiers to Train Iraqi Troops

BAS News - 2017-10-05 17:31
ERBIL— The government of Slovakia has agreed to send 25 soldiers to Iraq to help train Iraqi security forces as part of a NATO mission, the country's defense ministry stated on Thursday. Associated Press cited Peter Gajdos, the defense minister of Slovak ...

Masrour Barzani: Baghdad's Reactions against Referendum Unconstitutional

BAS News - 2017-10-04 18:04
ERBIL— Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) on Wednesday described the measures that Baghdad has taken against Kurdistan in the wake of its independence referendum as "unconstitutional." As he received UN Special Envoy to Iraq Jan Kubis ...

Continued Arrests of Kurdish Labour Activists in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-10-04 02:02
Iranian security forces arrested another Kurdish Labour activist in Sanandaj yesterday and transferred him to the Intelligence Detention Centre of this city. Reports received by Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) indicate that On Friday, Sept 29, 2017, ...

KRSC Chancellor Offers Condolences for Talabani's Loss

BAS News - 2017-10-03 17:39
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Chancellor Masrour Barzani on Tuesday offered his condolences on the loss of the Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Jalal Talabani. "I'm saddened to learn of the passing of Presiden ...

Week in Brief : Clampdown

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-10-03 02:02
Iran fiercely crackdown on mass Kurdish pro-independence rallies Iranian security forces have detained dozens of Kurds following widespread public rallies across cities and towns of Iran’s Kurdish region, which cheered an independence referendum held by n ...

Kurdish Cleric Released on Bail / Another Cleric Remains in Custody

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-10-03 02:02
Momostat Abdul Karim Azarin, Kurdish Sunni Cleric, was released on bail from Orumiyeh Central Prison after being detained for more than three months but his son-in-law, who was arrested before him, is still in detention. “On June 10, 2017, the security fo ...

Authentication of 4 detainees in Shahin Dezh

Hengaw - 2017-10-02 03:01
Hengaw: At the same time as other Kurdistan cities, Iranian security forces arrested more than ten young people in Shahin Dezh. Based The post Authentication of 4 detainees in Shahin Dezh appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

Authentication of 14 detainees from Saqez by “Hengaw”

Hengaw - 2017-10-01 03:00
Hengaw: During the past few days, more than 100 citizens from Saqez were arrested by the security forces of this city. Based The post Authentication of 14 detainees from Saqez by “Hengaw” appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

The wave of arrests of Kurdish citizens this time in Sawlawa(Sarvabad)

Hengaw - 2017-10-01 03:00
Hengaw: Iran’s security forces arrested several citizens in one of the villages of Sawlawa (Sarvabad). According to a report to the Human The post The wave of arrests of Kurdish citizens this time in Sawlawa(Sarvabad) appeared first on Human Rights News. ...
5052 results in 0.12 sec.