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Barzani to Release a Statement on Situation in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-10-17 13:07
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani is expected to release a statement on Tuesday, October 17 about the latest situation in Kurdistan. Following the offensive by the Iraqi government against Kirkuk on Monday, Barzani is expected to address ...

US “Very Concerned” by Violence in Kirkuk: State Department

BAS News - 2017-10-17 01:35
ERBIL — The United States is “very concerned” about the situation in Kirkuk and the military clashes between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Baghdad-backed militias, said State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert. “We are monitoring the situation closely ...

Legitimate Rights of Kurds Should Be Respected: Kremlin Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-10-16 15:53
ERBIL — Russia values the relations with both Baghdad and Kurdistan, and stands for finding a peaceful political solution to the situation in the region, Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters. The legitimate rights of Kurds in Iraq should be ...

US Calls on All Parties to Immediately Cease Military Action in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-16 14:12
ERBIL — The US Consulate General in Erbil expressed deep concerns over the situation in Kirkuk and called on all parties to “immediately cease military action.” “We are very concerned by reports of violence in Kirkuk and deplore any loss of life. We call ...

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 ...

Situation in Tuz Khurmatu “Calm”: Official

BAS News - 2017-10-14 17:29
ERBIL — Following hours of fire exchange between the Baghdad-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi and Kurdish forces in Tuz Khurmatu, the situation in the town is now calm, said a local official. “Since midday 14th October, the situation in Tuz Khu ...

US Department of Defense Ensuring Deescalation of Tensions in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-14 00:08
ERBIL — US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis made it clear on Friday that Washington is monitoring the situation between Erbil and Baghdad and what happens in Kirkuk, working to prevent the escalation of the tensions. "We have got to work on this, the Secreta ...

State Department: US Closely Monitoring Situation in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-13 15:46
ERBIL — The US is “closely” monitoring the situation in Kirkuk where the Arab Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi are intending to attack the Peshmerga forces in the province, said the spokesperson of the US Department of State on Thursday. Peshmerga did ...

Der schwangere Mann - Helim Yusiv

ZOZAN․com - 2017-10-09 03:56
Helîm Yûsiv führt uns mit seinen Geschichten, die aus einer verbotenen Sprache übersetzt wurden, in den kurdischen Teil Syriens (Nordsyrien). Hauptthema sind Menschen in unserer Zeit, die in einer unmöglichen Situation leben. Wie kann es sein, dass Mensch ...

Long Hunger Strike Threatening Life of Iranian Kurdish Prisoner

BAS News - 2017-10-05 17:31
ERBIL— An Iranian Kurdish political prisoner is suffering a "critical" health situation following 66 days of hunger strike. Mohammed Nazari, who has already served 23 years of his sentence in prisons in Karaj and Ormumiyyeh, cannot even drink water after ...

What a 1991 CIA Assessment on North Korea Tells Us about the Current Crisis

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-09-26 22:05
The current situation is no ordinary escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula. Those happen with regular frequency, but tend to fizzle out after a few days or weeks. Not so this time. Rhetoric is certainly more extreme than it has been in the past. ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets Italian Ambassador to Iraq

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-22 00:03
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Marco Carnelos, Italian Ambassador to Iraq, accompanied by a military and diplomatic delegation. The two sides discussed the military situation in the region, coor ...

No forces are allowed in Kirkuk, official tells Kurdpress

KurdPress - 2017-09-20 09:26
A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) stated that the situation in the Kirkuk, a city in northern Iraq and the capital of Kirkuk province, is stable after clashes on Monday in a rally supporting the referendum of Kurdistan Region, set for Septe ...

Threats Likely to Continue in Post-IS Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-06 11:38
ERBIL — The threats challenging Iraq may not be brawn to a close by even the final defeat of Islamic State (IS) due to a prolonged complicated situation in the country, said Iraqi Vice President Ayad Alawi. The issues pertaining to millions of internally ...

Report on Human Rights violation in East Kurdistan “August” 2017.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-09-05 06:54
The human rights situation report is from Tuesday 1 August 2017 untill on Thursday 31 August 2017, in eastern Kurdistan, an effort by the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, based on numerous reports from the human rights organization. It is worth noting ...

The unclear situation of a Kurd prisoner in Urmia Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-09-05 06:54
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, “Saber Shaykh Abdullah”, arrested in 2014 in charge of membership in a Kurdish party and planning and carrying out a bombing in the city of Mahabad, remains uncertain and without a lawyer ...

North Korea Nuke Tests Show Need for New Policy Response

International Crisis Group - 2017-09-04 20:27
North Korea’s sixth nuclear test heightens regional anxieties and is dangerous for populations living nearby. But in itself it does not fundamentally alter the situation nor should it raise the risk of military conflict. Instead, it should spur the U.S., ...

Two Kurdish Porters Killed by Iranian Border Guards

BAS News - 2017-09-04 17:49
ERBIL — Iranian armed forces on the border with Kurdistan Region killed on Monday two Kurdish porters — better known as Kolbar in Kurdish, a human rights monitoring group reported. According to Hangaw, which observes human rights situation across Iranian ...

China rejects possibility of military intervention in North Korea

Waar Media - 2017-09-04 13:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Beijing is firmly committed to peaceful methods of resolving the situation on the Korean Peninsula and rejects any steps aimed at exerting military pressure on North Korea, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang said at a briefing on ...

New verdict Mohammad Ali Taheri, the founder of Erfan circle

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-27 17:17
According to the report of the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, Mohammad Ali Taheri situation is uncertain and his new verdict has been issued but has not been communicated to him. Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehee, a spokesman for the judiciary, announced ...

UN Delegation to Monitor Human Rights in Tal Afar Battle

BAS News - 2017-08-24 21:00
ERBIL— A delegation from the UN Human Rights Council will arrive in Tal Afar soon to monitor the human rights situation in the battle to retake the town from the Islamic State (IS). Ali Ardawani, a human rights observer from the Kurdistan Region, told Ba ...

Official Calls for Deploying More Peshmerga Troops in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2017-08-18 13:43
ERBIL— There is a security vacuum in the borders of Khanaqin, 140 km northeast of Baghdad, and to overcome the situation, further Peshmerga forces from the Kurdistan Region should be deployed in the area, stated a political leader on Friday. Nearly 700 I ...

Hamzeh Darvish, a 24 years old Sunni prisoner, is still on the strike

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-17 21:16
The Kurdistan Human Rights Association Report Hamzeh Darvish, a 24 years old Sunni prisoner, has been on hunger strike in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj 9 days ago. The prisoner suffered from a very inferiority situation and during the strike, he also faced ...

Afghan Taliban Warns Trump Against Deploying More Troops

Roji Kurd - 2017-08-17 00:02
Roji Kurd: The Taliban told US President Donald Trump in an open letter on Tuesday that the military situation in Afghanistan was “far worse than you realise”, and sending in more troops would be self-destructive. A senior Taliban official told Reuters th ...

Iraq’s Economy and Security on Brink of Collapse

BAS News - 2017-08-15 14:50
ERBIL — Ravaged by years of terrorism and suffering from deepening political conflicts, the security and economic situation in Iraq is deteriorating on a steady pace, as believed by many politicians and analysts. According to a report by the United Natio ...

Barzani seeking to disturb situation in Kurdistan Region: deputy

KurdPress - 2017-08-12 12:04
A parliament deputy from the Iraqi State of Law Coalition accused Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani of trying to mess up the situation in the autonomous region in the north of Iraq in order to distract the citizens of the region from its real trou ...

The complicated situation of detained prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-07 23:43
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, on Tuesday 1 August 2017, 53 political prisoners in the Raja’i Shahr prison of Karaj, who were transferred to a new ward in the las week in the halls number 10 of the prison , Their relati ...

Did The Arab Spring Disarm OPEC?

Waar Media - 2017-08-03 14:42
WAAR-DUHOK: OPEC is struggling with a floundering oil market, few prospects of higher oil prices, competition from U.S. shale, and dissension within its own ranks. The supply/demand situation is improving, but at a painfully slow pace. OPEC will meet aga ...

Unclear situation and Kurdish political prisoner illness in Urmia Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-30 20:26
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, Kurdish political prisoner Mohammad Amin Payghami, known as Amir, son of Khezr, from Oshnavieh, east of Kurdistan,on Sunday 28 May this year in Urmia in a state of uncertainty and illness ...

Four Peshmerga Troops Wounded by an IED in Diyala

BAS News - 2017-07-24 14:14
DIYALA — Four Peshmerga troops were injured as a result of an improvised explosives device (IED) during their task of inspecting the security situation of an area in Qara Tapa district of Diyala province. Mohammad Omar, a local official from Qara Tapa, t ...

Robert Jones met al-Raqqa Civil Council

ANHA - 2017-07-23 15:06
The Global Coalition commander's deputy to fight IS Robert Jones with a group of his military experts met al-Raqqa Civil Council in Ayn Issa town to discuss the latest civil situation and how to cooperate in order to serve the city after its liberation by ...

Worsening condition lake Urmia from eastern Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-23 02:12
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, the Urmia Lake situation in eastern Kurdistan is compared to the same Compared to the month of July of the previous year 32% negative and this reflects the unfavorable conditions of the la ...

IS tactics in al-Raqqa indicate imminent collapse

ANHA - 2017-07-22 18:18
AKRAM BARAKAT AL-RAQQA– Considering IS’ state and its attacks’ tactics within al-Raqqa city, it comes to light the extent to which its collapse is imminent, still, the situation should not be underestimated since victory cannot be achieved so easily. Syri ...

Baghdad Unsafe for Kurdish Media Activists: MP

BAS News - 2017-07-22 16:24
ERBIL — The deterioration of security situation in Iraq’s capital has provided the armed groups with the freedom to conduct arbitrary violent acts and kidnap Kurdish journalists and media activists, said a lawmaker. Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament ...

Esplanade des Mosquées: la fermeté du gouvernement israélien

K-Medya - 2017-07-22 02:52
La situation s’envenime en Israël. Les forces de sécurité israéliennes s’opposent à des manifestants palestiniens. Ce vendredi, trois Palestiniens ont été tués, deux à Jérusalem-Est et un autre en Cisjordanie. Plus tard dans la journée, trois Israéliens o ...

Mosul after liberation from IS

KurdPress - 2017-07-18 10:17
The Iraqi northern city of Mosul was liberated after a 9 months operation against the terrorist group of the Islamic State which controlled the city in a sweeping attack on 2014. These aerial photos, taken by Digital Globe, compare the situation of the ci ...
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