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Car bomb kills four police near foreign media area in Baghdad

Reuters - 2017-04-28 23:45
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Four Iraqi traffic policemen were killed on Friday when a suicide car bomb blew up outside their station, close to a street where several foreign media have offices in Baghdad, a security spokesman said. ...

China’s Nuclear Interest in the South China Sea

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-04-28 02:01
Economic and sovereignty interests are commonly cited as the reasons for China’s assertiveness in the South China Sea. To those reasons, however, could be added one more, the security of China’s sea-based nuclear deterrent. Since the founding of the Peop ...

Head of IS Intelligence in Kirkuk Captured

BAS News - 2017-04-27 21:35
Two other prominent members of the group have also been arrested KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces have captured three Islamic State (IS) militants in Kirkuk among which was the group’s head of IS Intelligence Affairs in the area. The insurgents were prio ...

Kurdish Security Forces Capture 63 IS Members in Kirkuk IDP Camps

BAS News - 2017-04-27 21:35
KIRKUK — During an operation on Thursday, Kurdish security forces captured 63 Islamic State (IS) militants in Kirkuk who had sneaked into the camps disguising as civilian IDPs. The insurgents were located and captured in the IDP camps of Leylan 1, Leylan ...

At U.N., U.S. calls for pressure on Russia to try to end Syria war

Reuters - 2017-04-27 20:42
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, pushed the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to focus "all eyes and all pressure" on Russia to try and end the Syrian conflict and pressed for council action even if it fac ...

Iraqi Parliament to Vote on Draft to Ban Foreign Armed Groups

BAS News - 2017-04-27 15:43
The draft will ban the armed groups posing threat to the neighbouring states ERBIL — According to a draft, if passed by the Iraqi parliament, all foreign armed groups that are posing a potential threat to the security of the neighbouring countries need t ...

Iraqi Forces Use Military Drones Against IS Snipers

BAS News - 2017-04-27 00:06
SOFIA — Iraqi security forces have begun using military drones in the fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in order to kill their snipers and destroy stationary targets, Operation Inherent Resolve said on Wednesday. Colonel John Dorrian, a spok ...

Masrour Barzani: Turkish Bombing Raids on Mount Sinjar "a Surprise"

BAS News - 2017-04-26 10:37
ERBIL — Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani said the Turkish bombing raids on Mount Sinjar were unexpected as the Turkish military had never bombed the area before. “It [Turkish attack on Mount Sinjar] was a surpris ...

Brazil arrests eight after Paraguay cash heist; four dead

Reuters - 2017-04-25 20:19
RIO DE JANEIRO/ASUNCION (Reuters) - Brazilian federal police on Tuesday arrested eight people suspected of killing a police officer and blowing up a building while robbing a security company of millions of dollars in a volatile border town in Paraguay. ...

Cyber spies target German party think-tanks ahead of election

Reuters - 2017-04-25 18:58
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Two foundations tied to Germany’s ruling coalition parties were attacked by the same cyber spy group that targeted the campaign of French presidential favorite Emmanuel Macron, a leading cyber security expert said on Tuesday. ...

Masrour Barzani: No Need to Overbid Kurdistan Parliament's Reactivation

BAS News - 2017-04-25 09:02
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, has made it clear that Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is more determined than any other political faction to reactivate the parliament, and that the issue should not be us ...

Two IS Militants Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-04-24 22:39
KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces on Monday captured two Islamic State (IS) members in Kirkuk, one of whom was previously appointed as the group’s preacher in a village near Hawija, west of Kirkuk. Arrest warrants were issued for the two militants who had ...

Iraqi Forces Rescue a Group of Children Held by IS in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-24 15:56
MOSUL — Iraqi security forces liberated a group of children who were detained by the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the district of al-Zanjili, a source said on Monday. According to the source who spoke to Al Sumaria News on condition of anonymity, the ...

Iraq Remains a Threat to the World as Long as It's United: MP

BAS News - 2017-04-23 23:02
ERBIL — As long as Iraq remains united it continues to become a threat to the security of the world, said a Kurdish MP on Sunday. Dilshad Shaaban, a member of the Kurdistan Region parliament told Al Sumaria TV Iraq remains a threat to the security of the ...

9 Iraqi Soldiers Killed, 7 Abducted by IS Militants in Anbar

BAS News - 2017-04-23 21:43
18 other Iraqi troops were injured ANBAR — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked on Sunday the Iraqi troops in Rutba town located in western Anbar province near the Syrian border, killing and injuring 18 soldiers, and abducting 7 others. A security sourc ...

IS Chief of Euphrates Area Injured in Coalition Airstrike: KRSC

BAS News - 2017-04-23 15:16
ERBIL — Islamic State’s (IS) Chief of the Euphrates area was “seriously injured” as a result of a US-led coalition airstrike carried out on April 22nd, according to the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC). “Hassan Saoud Khalil Khalifa Al-Jabouri, al ...

Member of security watchdog OSCE killed in Ukraine

Reuters - 2017-04-23 14:41
(Reuters) - One member of European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and another injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk. ...

13 PKK fighters killed in Kurdish southeast in 2 days: local media

KurdPress - 2017-04-23 08:03
A total of 13 fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were killed during the Turkish security forces’ operations carried out within the last two days in the southeastern part of the country, local media reported on Saturday. ...

Several Areas of Diyarbakır Province Placed Under Curfew

BAS News - 2017-04-21 16:42
The curfew is to allow an operation to be carried out against PKK DIYARBAKIR — The Turkish security forces have imposed a curfew on a number of areas of Diyarbakir province in the Kurdish southeast of Turkey. According to Turkish outlets, the curfew will ...

Paris shooting disrupts French election campaigning

Reuters - 2017-04-21 02:25
PARIS (Reuters) - Security concerns took center stage on Friday in the last days of France's tight presidential race as candidates defended their stance on the fight against terror in the wake of a shooting in Paris which killed one policeman. ...

More IS Militants Surrendering to Peshmerga: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-20 23:45
KIRKUK — A growing number of Islamic State (IS) militants are surrendering to Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk province as the group is approaching its end in Iraq, a local Kurdish security official said. Kirkuk Chief of Police, Sarhad Qadir, said more ...

Army Launches Operation to Free West of Anbar

BAS News - 2017-04-20 19:38
ERBIL— Iraqi army announced that it launched on Thursday a new operation to liberate the areas controlled by the Islamic State (IS) west of Anbar province. Jazira Operations Command issued a statement on Thursday saying the army, security forces, fighter ...

Kurdistan Security Council Announces Death of Two IS Chiefs

BAS News - 2017-04-20 18:21
They were killed by airstrikes in Iraq and Syria ERBIL— The Counter-Terrorism of the Kurdistan Region's Security Council confirmed in a statement on Thursday that two Islamic State (IS) chiefs were killed in the airstrikes conducted by coalition forces. ...

Russian navy visits Philippines as Duterte tightens ties with U.S. foes

Reuters - 2017-04-20 10:45
MANILA (Reuters) - Russian navy vessels arrived in the Philippines on Thursday for joint exercises as part of a drive for new security ties under President Rodrigo Duterte's revamped foreign policy of courting the traditional foes of Manila's top ally, Wa ...

HDP deputy Burcu Celik arrested days after referendum

KurdPress - 2017-04-20 09:54
A lawmaker from Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Burcu Celik, was arrested in the eastern province of Mus by Turkish security forces just days after the referendum to change the country’s ruling system was approved with a narrow 51.2 pe ...

IS Chemical Attack Has No Impact on Iraqi Forces in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-20 00:33
SOFIA — A chemical attack conducted by the so-called Islamic State (IS) in western Mosul against the Iraqi Security forces in the area has not resulted in any actual impact on the forces or the US advisers traveling with them. Commanding General Joseph M ...

Egypt police kill gunman linked to attack near St. Catherine's Monastery

Reuters - 2017-04-19 20:26
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces have tracked down and killed a gunman suspected of involvement in an attack near St Catherine's Monastery in southern Sinai that left one police officer dead and three wounded, the Interior Ministry said on Wedne ...

Russia detains brother of suspected metro bombing organizer: TASS

Reuters - 2017-04-19 18:04
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's FSB state security service said on Wednesday it had detained the brother of the man suspected of orchestrating a bomb attack which killed 14 people on the St Petersburg metro this month, TASS news agency reported. ...

Turkey extends emergency rule for another 3 months

Waar Media - 2017-04-18 14:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government extended emergency rule for another three months during a National Security Council (MGK) meeting chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday. During the meeting at the pr ...

A Senior IS Security Official Along with 9 Militants Killed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-04-18 11:15
They were struck by the Global Coalition's air force ERBIL — Kurdistan Region's Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) announced on Tuesday that a senior Islamic State (IS) security official was struck on Monday in south of Kirkuk. CTD reported on Tuesday th ...

US policies in Syria are doomed to failure: official

KurdPress - 2017-04-18 08:37
Iran Head of Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi stated on Monday that the US polices in Syria are doomed to failure and the impacts of the US and Saudi Arabia defeats in Syria and Yemen are quite evident, IRNA r ...

Trump aide McMaster: Time for tough talks with Russia

Reuters - 2017-04-17 02:07
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House national security adviser H. R. McMaster said on Sunday it was time for tough talks with Russia over its support for Syria's government and its "subversive" actions in Europe. ...

Kurdish militants kill guard in attack on Turkish politician: sources

Reuters - 2017-04-16 07:56
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Kurdish militants killed a guard in an attack on a vehicle carrying a district official from the ruling AK Party in southeast Turkey overnight, ahead of Sunday's referendum on introducing a presidential system, security sour ...

Coalition Airstrikes Kill Several IS Militants West Of Anbar

BAS News - 2017-04-15 22:20
SOFIA — US-led coalition destructed four vehicles belonging to the so-called Islamic State (IS), west of the province of Anbar, a security source said on Saturday. The source who spoke to al-Sumaria news on condition of anonymity said that the internatio ...

France urges closer security ties with Uzbekistan after militant attacks

Reuters - 2017-04-15 21:30
TASHKENT (Reuters) - France and Uzbekistan need to strengthen security cooperation in order to combat jihadist groups and prevent violent attacks, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told Reuters on Saturday during a visit to the Central Asian natio ...

Iranian Senior Security Officer Killed in Piranshahr, Northwest Iran

BAS News - 2017-04-15 14:17
He was shot by unknown gunmen ERBIL — A senior Iranian security officer was killed by unknown armed men on Saturday in the Kurdish city of Piranshahr, located in West Azarbaijan Province in northwest Iran. The local sources from the Iranian Kurdistan con ...

Two Islamic State Officials Killed in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-14 19:50
ISTANBUL — Two Islamic State (IS) officials were killed by the missile strikes in western Mosul, Iraqi Federal Police announced on Friday. The aim of the strikes was the IS security building, said Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat. Earlier on Thursday, coalition je ...

Kosovo warns of Easter attack plots, beefs up security

Reuters - 2017-04-14 16:13
PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo warned on Friday of possible attacks against senior politicians and Kosovan institutions during the Easter holiday, a day after the U.S. Embassy in Pristina alerted its citizens to the risk of violence. ...

Iraqi Christians return to ransacked town with fear and hope

Reuters - 2017-04-14 11:29
QARAQOSH, Iraq (Reuters) - With Islamic State expelled, Iraqi Christians are trickling back to the ransacked town of Qaraqosh, beset by anxiety for their security and yet hopeful they can live in friendship with Muslims of all persuasions. ...

Uzbekistan says had warned West about Stockholm attack suspect

Reuters - 2017-04-14 09:48
TASHKENT (Reuters) - Uzbekistan's security services had passed information on Rakhmat Akilov, the man accused of ramming a truck into a crowd of people in Stockholm last week, to Sweden through another Western nation, Uzbek Foreign Minister said on Friday ...

Iraqi Police Discovers Illegal Oil Pipeline

BAS News - 2017-04-14 01:39
BAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces on Thursday discovered a pipeline which was used to illegally transport crude from Baghdad to Diyala, Iraqi Interior Minister said. After the police intelligence service discovered the illegal pipeline, federal police forc ...

U.N. votes to close, replace Haiti peacekeeping mission

Reuters - 2017-04-13 18:28
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Thursday to end its 13-year-long peacekeeping mission in Haiti and replace it with a smaller police, which would be drawn down after two years as the country boosts its ow ...

Three Iranian Security Forces Die While Chasing Kurdish Kolbers

BAS News - 2017-04-13 16:25
Their car turned over while opening fire at the Kurdish backpack carriers ERBIL — While chasing the Kurdish backpack carriers known as Kolbers on border areas of the Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhalat) on Wednesday, three Iranian security forces died as a resul ...

Russia vetoes U.N. resolution on Syria attack, China abstains

Reuters - 2017-04-12 22:01
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia again cast a veto at the United Nations Security Council to shield Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, blocking a Western bid on Wednesday to condemn a deadly gas attack in Syria and push the Syrian government to cooperate ...

U.N. council to vote to close Haiti peacekeeping mission

Reuters - 2017-04-11 23:32
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Thursday to close a 13-year-long peacekeeping mission in Haiti this year and replace it with a smaller police operation, which would be drawn down over two years as the count ...

Western push at U.N. to boost backing for Syria gas attack inquiry

Reuters - 2017-04-11 20:12
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States, Britain and France want the United Nations Security Council to bolster its support for international inquiries into a deadly toxic gas attack in Syria that western powers blame on Syrian President Bashar al-As ...

IS Chemical Attack Kills Four Civilians in East Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-10 22:48
MOSUL — At least four civilians were killed in eastern Mosul by a chlorine gas attack conducted by the Islamic State (IS) militants on Monday, according to an Iraqi security source. Police Lieutenant Colonel Ahmad Abdul-Aziz al-Numani who spoke to Anadol ...

Niger forces kill 57 members of Boko Haram: defense ministry

Reuters - 2017-04-10 21:26
NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger security forces killed 57 members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram who attacked a village in the southeastern Diffa region overnight, the defense ministry said in a statement on Monday. ...

Families gather after Egypt church attack, state of emergency approved

Reuters - 2017-04-10 14:30
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Families of victims of Sunday's bombing at Alexandria's Coptic cathedral gathered at the Monastery of Saint Mina under heavy security on Monday as Egypt's cabinet approved a three-month state of emergency ahead of a scheduled ...
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