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Iraq, Saudi Arabia Meet to Discuss Greater Trade

BAS News - 2017-08-11 00:21
ERBIL — Iraqi and Saudi officials met on Thursday to discuss future cooperation between Iraq and Saudi Arabia in different fields of economy and trade, the Iraqi Oil Ministry said in a statement. Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi and the Saudi Minister ...

Raqqa Campaign: Southern and western fronts meet

ANHA - 2017-08-10 18:35
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters advancing in Raqqa have joined the southern and western fronts. The SDF General Command is expected to release a statement on the development. ...

What North Korea’s Statement against Trump Really Means

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-08-10 03:44
It would be hard to deny that rhetoric on and around the Korean peninsula is at a high mark. United States President Donald Trump’s words about “fire and fury” aimed at North Korea sounded almost like the typical rhetoric coming from North Korea. North K ...

IS Stole Around $750 Million from Iraqi Banks Since 2014

BAS News - 2017-08-09 23:47
ERBIL — The so-called Islamic State (IS) stole roughly $750 million from Iraqi provinces since it emerged back in 2014, the Central Bank of Iraq declared on Tuesday. The Iraqi Central Bank said in a statement that the extremist group confiscated assets, ...

Coalition Airstrikes Destroy 37 IS Positions in Syria

BAS News - 2017-08-08 23:36
ERBIL — The US-led coalition conducted a series of airstrikes on Monday, destroying 37 Islamic State (IS) positions in the Syrian city of Raqqa, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement. According to the statement released on Tuesday, the coalition ...

Iraq to Hang 27 IS Members for Involvement in Camp Speicher Massacre

BAS News - 2017-08-08 23:36
ERBIL — The Iraqi Central Criminal Court sentenced 27 'terror suspects' to death on Tuesday in the case known in the media as the "Camp Speicher massacre." According to a statement by Abdul-Sattar Al-Biraqdar, spokesperson of Iraq's Supreme Judicial Coun ...

Iraqi Forces Impose Curfew in Mosul's Old City

BAS News - 2017-08-08 23:36
ERBIL — Curfew has been imposed in Mosul's Old City following reports of an armed group of men hiding in tunnels and houses in the area, Iraqi Federal Police announced on Tuesday. According to a statement released by the Iraqi Federal Police, the claims ...

Kurdistan Presidency denies recent phone calls between Barzani, Tillerson

Waar Media - 2017-08-06 17:14
WAAR-DUHOK: In a statement on Saturday, the spokesman of the Kurdistan Region Presidency (KRP) Omid Sabah denied any phone call had recently taken place between the President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani and the US Secretary of State Rex Tiller ...

Erbil Fire Event Not "Terrorist" Attack: Peshmerga Statement

BAS News - 2017-08-05 19:00
ERBIL- The fire which broke out Saturday evening in Erbil was not a "terrorist" attack, according to an official statement. The fire event in a warehouse of Zeravani Peshmerga force on 60 Meter Street burnt and generated a thick smoke in the area, reads ...

Barzani: Chris Kutschera Shall Be Remembered By Kurds for Ever

BAS News - 2017-08-05 15:16
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has made an official statement to send his condolences to the family and friends of Chris Kutschera, the well-known French journalist and photographer. “He was a great friend of Kurdistan who introduced t ...

No Phone Conversation Held Between Barzani, US Secretary of State: KRP

BAS News - 2017-08-05 13:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have not held a phone conversation in the past few days, said a spokesperson for the Kurdistan Region Presidency on Saturday. The statement is in response to severa ...

Coalition Air Force Kills Over 600 Civilians in Syria, Iraq

BAS News - 2017-08-04 20:00
ERBIL — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) announced on Friday that it has "unintentionally" killed 624 civilians in both Iraq and Syria, while carrying out airstrikes against the extremist group. According to a statement released by the ...

Turkey set to open largest military camp in Somalia

Waar Media - 2017-08-04 13:34
WAAR-DUHOK: A Turkish military training camp is set to open in the Somali capital Mogadishu next month, the Somali defense minister said on Aug. 3. Abdirashid Abdullahi Mohamed said in a statement that the camp which had been under construction for the l ...

Miss Iraq Stripped off Title for Duping Jury

BAS News - 2017-08-04 08:55
ERBIL— Due to a breach, Viyan Nuri's title for Miss Iraq 2017 was dedicated to the first runner-up Masti Hama. Nuri lost her title because of breaching article 4 of the Iraqi Beauty Pageant Law, according to a statement published Thursday evening by the ...

KMEWO’s Statement on the 3rd Anniversary of the Yazidi Genocide

Kurdish & ME Women's Organisation - 2017-08-04 03:55
Three years after the Yazidi Genocide, KMEWO calls on the Kurdish and Iraqi governments to act on the horrific human rights abuses suffered by 6,470 abducted Yazidi women and children. On August 3, 2014, Islamic State (IS) began an attack on the Yazidi c ...

Barzani Did Not Send Threatening Letter to Abadi: Statement

BAS News - 2017-08-02 16:34
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region Presidency on Wednesday refuted a report which alleged Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani has sent a threatening letter to the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi. The statement was issued to refute the report by the Saudi Arabia ...

MSD: NC deviated Syrian revolution

ANHA - 2017-08-01 11:53
The presidential body of Democratic Syrian Council (MSD) stated that the so-called Syrian Opponent Coalition is the main reason of deviating the Syrian revolution and preventing Syrian people from achieving their aspirations describing the statement as "f ...

20 IS Militants Killed in Airstrikes Near Syrian Borders

BAS News - 2017-07-31 19:08
ERBIL— The Iraqi fighter jets on Monday targeted Islamic State (IS) militants in Nineveh province near Syrian borders, killing 20 extremists. The War Media Cell of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense issued a statement today saying the airstrikes hit the IS ba ...

Turkish Army Claims Killing 12 PKK Guerrillas

BAS News - 2017-07-30 15:56
ERBIL — the Turkish military announced on Sunday the killing of 12 PKK guerrillas in separate operations in southeastern Turkey and northern Kurdistan Region. According to a Turkish Armed Forces' statement, the operations in northern Kurdistan Region wer ...

Switzerland warns its citizens to not travel to Turkey

Waar Media - 2017-07-28 18:15
WAAR-DUHOK: Switzerland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has updated their recommendation against travelling to Turkey. The related statement of the Ministry called attention to the ongoing State of Emergency in Turkey, and warned against obstructions and a ...

Official Calls for Constructing a New Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-07-25 18:18
ERBIL— The local administration of the war-ravaged Kurdish town of Sinjar demands the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)'s support for constructing a new Sinjar," according to an official. In a statement to BasNews on Tuesday, Sinjar Mayor Mahma Khalil, ...

IS Members Bribing Their Way Out of Mosul: Ex-Nineveh Governor

BAS News - 2017-07-23 17:33
ERBIL— Several Islamic State (IS) members and commanders have been able to escape from Mosul by bribing the related officials or through fake IDs, said the former governor of Nineveh province. Athil al-Nujaifi issued a statement on Sunday saying the offe ...

YPG: Turkish attacks inflicted people’s possessions damage

ANHA - 2017-07-23 15:06
People Protection Units (YPG) stated in a statement that the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries are still violating and attacking Rojava, and YPG respond to these attacks as these attacks inflicted people's possessions serious damage. ...

Trump warns Iran over detained Americans

Roji Kurd - 2017-07-23 00:04
Roji Kurd: U.S. President Donald Trump warned that Iran would face “new and serious consequences” unless all unjustly detained American citizens were released and returned, the White House said in a statement on Friday. Trump urged Iran to return Robert L ...

PYD-Held KDP-S Senior Official Suffering Critical Health Condition

BAS News - 2017-07-21 08:52
ERBIL— The health condition of an abducted member of the central committee of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)-Syria is deteriorating in a prison of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), said an official. In a statement to BasNews on Thursday evening, Ah ...

Iraq Denies Media Reports on Civilian Casualties in Mosul Operation

BAS News - 2017-07-20 20:51
IZMIR — The Iraqi military command denied recent reports by The Independent that claimed the civilian death toll in Mosul is 40,000. Th Iraqi Defense Ministry's War Media Cell released a statement on Thursday, saying the numbers provided by the British n ...

Barzani Slams Baghdad's Anti-Referendum Stances

BAS News - 2017-07-19 17:16
Kurdistan President states people of Kurdistan do not tolerate threats and denial anymore ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Wednesday issued a statement, accusing the successive Iraqi government of violating the constitution and reaffir ...

Turkey Claims Killing 2 PKK Guerrillas

BAS News - 2017-07-18 13:31
IZMIR — Turkish warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes on Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)'s positions in Turkey’s eastern province of Bitlis, as well as northern Iraq’s Zap region on Monday. According to a statement released by the Turkish Armed For ...

KRG Denies Reports About Turkey Seizing Oil Revenues of Erbil

BAS News - 2017-07-18 12:46
IZMIR — A Kurdish official denied on Monday the recent rumours about Turkey seizing oil revenues from the Kurdistan Region. According to a statement by the spokesperson for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Safeen Dizayee, the recent rumours relea ...

Iraqi Warplanes Kill 30 IS Militants in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-07-18 00:06
ERBIL — Iraqi Air Forces (IAF) warplanes killed more than 30 Islamic State (IS) militants in a series of airstrikes in the town of Tel Afar, west of Mosul on Monday. According to a statement released by the Iraqi Defense Ministry's War Media Cell, the fi ...

Iraq Successfully Launches "Yaqeen 1" Missile

BAS News - 2017-07-17 17:03
ERBIL — Iraqi authorities announced on Monday, the successful launching of an Iraqi-made missile, with a warhead weight of 350 kilograms of explosives and a range of 15 kilometers. According to a statement released by the Ministry of Industry and Mineral ...

More Than 250 IS Members Arrested in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-15 19:29
MOSUL — More than 250 Islamic State (IS) members were arrested in Mosul on Saturday, five days after the city was announced liberated, the Joint Operations Command reported. According to a statement, made by the Joint Operations Command, the Iraqi forces ...

MSD Women Bureau condemns crimes against women

ANHA - 2017-07-13 16:07
QAMISHLO – Syrian Democratic Board’s Women Bureau condemned the crimes committed against women by the Islamic state mercenaries, and commemorated the martyr Hanaa who was tortured by IS till she reached dignified martyrdom. This came in a statement releas ...

Islamic State declares Tal Afar as independent state from caliphate

Waar Media - 2017-07-13 13:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Islamic State has announced Tal Afar town, located west of Mosul, as an independent state from the proclaimed caliphate, according to a local source from Nineveh province. “IS leadership in Tal Afar declared in a brief statement that the town ...

Three YPG foreign fighters killed in fight against IS

KurdPress - 2017-07-12 09:49
Two US citizens and a British national fighting the terror group of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria were killed last week, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said in a statement. ...

KRG Responds to HRW’s Report on Expulsion of Yezidis From Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-07-11 23:34
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) High Committee to Evaluate and Respond to International Reports (HCERIR) said in a statement on Tuesday that nobody has been forcibly expelled from the Kurdistan Region, as a response to a report by the H ...

Amnesty: Iraqi Forces Have Conducted Unlawful Attacks in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-11 23:34
ERBIL — Amnesty International released a statement on Tuesday, saying the so-called Islamic State (IS) has frequently violated international humanitarian laws throughout the nearly three years of controlling the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, but they hav ...

Global Coalition statement on the Liberation of Mosul

The Global Coalition - 2017-07-11 20:26
The Coalition welcomes Prime Minister al-Abadi’s announcement of Iraq’s victory in Mosul and we congratulate the Iraqi Security Forces on their remarkable progress in defeating Daesh. ...

Iraqi Security Forces Liberate Mosul – Coalition statement

The Global Coalition - 2017-07-11 00:49
The Coalition welcomes Prime Minister al-Abadi's announcement of Iraq's victory in Mosul and we congratulate the Iraqi Security Forces on their remarkable progress against ISIS while making extraordinary efforts to safeguard civilian lives. ...

Turkish Airstrikes Kill at Least 3 PKK Members in Northern Iraq

BAS News - 2017-07-10 22:47
ERBIL — At least three members of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were killed in a counter-terrorism operation in northern Iraq on Monday, Turkish military said. The Turkish General Staff released a statement earlier on Monday, saying that the Turkish Air ...

Three Yezidi Girls Freed From IS in Nineveh

BAS News - 2017-07-10 22:47
MOSUL — Iraqi forces freed two Yezidi girls on Monday, during an operation in western Mosul, the Ministry of Defense’s War Media Cell (WMC) said. According to the WMC statement the Iraqi 9th Armored Division freed two Yezidi girls, during an operation in ...

UNHCR Renews Concerns Over Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-10 18:35
MOSUL — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released a statement on Monday, expressing its concerns over the hundreds of thousands of people, who have been displaced, killed or injured during the military operations in western Mosul ...

3 IS Suicide Bombers Killed As Infiltrating East Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-09 22:34
MOSUL — Three Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers were killed as they sneaked from western Mosul to the eastern side of the city, the military intelligence department announced. According to a statement released by the department on Sunday, the 16th divis ...

HDP, CHP criticize Erdogan’s claim that Demirtaş is a terrorist

Waar Media - 2017-07-09 17:53
WAAR-DUHOK: Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and Republican People’s Party (CHP) have criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who said he perceived HDP Co-chairperson Selahattin Demirtaş to be a terrorist. The HDP released a statement on Sa ...

Kurdistan Delegation to Address Threats Against Failis in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-07-09 16:08
ERBIL—The delegation which is set to discuss with Baghdad Kurdistan Region's appeal for holding the independence referendum will deliberate over the threats against the Kurdish Faili minority in the Iraqi capital, said a lawmaker. In a statement to BasNe ...

IS Militants Vow to Fight Until "Martyrdom" in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-08 19:31
MOSUL — Islamic State (IS) militants vow to fight to death, as the Iraqi forces are advancing towards liberating the last square meters held by the extremist group in western Mosul. According to a statement by the IS news agency, Amaq, the extremists wil ...

IS claims attack in Egypt’s Sinai that killed 23 soldiers

Waar Media - 2017-07-08 09:26
WAAR-DUHOK: The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for attacking a remote Egyptian army outpost in the Sinai Peninsula with a suicide car bomb and heavy machine gun fire. The IS made the claim after nightfall Friday, saying in an online statement ...

Iraq generated over $4 billion from oil exports in June: ministry

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi government generated more than $4 billion from oil revenue exports during the month of June, the country’s Oil Ministry said on Sunday. Iraqi Oil Ministry Spokesman Asim Jihad said in a statement a total of 97.5 million barrels of oil ...

A statement to protest AOIJ linguistic discrimination to join IFJ

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-07-07 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network- Association of Iranian Journalists (AOIJ) joined the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in 1997, but in 2009, two months after the presidential election, the former Prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi shut down the entit ...

Asayish Forces Free Kidnapped Kurdish Child in Diyala

BAS News - 2017-07-06 20:38
ERBIL— Kurdistan Asayish (Security) forces on Thursday rescued an abducted Kurdish child in Diyala province, according to a statement published by Erbil Asayish Directorate. The child, Serok Sherzad, was kidnapped on Tuesday by Qays Munzir Mahmouud al-Mi ...

Abadi's Office: Wanted People Cannot Attend Sunni's Conference

BAS News - 2017-07-06 17:00
ERBIL— The Sunni leaders who are wanted by the court will not be allowed to step into Baghdad in anyway, confirmed the media office of the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi in a statement. The office on Thursday responded to the reports which alleged ...

TAQA Starts Oil Production at Atrush Field in Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-07-03 22:30
ERBIL — The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) and several partners, including Marathon Oil, started oil production at the Atrush block in the Kurdistan Region on Monday. According to a statement released by the UAE-based oil company, the Atrush fa ...

Iraqi Air Force Destroys IS Bomb Factory in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-07-03 12:37
The main store of explosives in the town destroyed MOSUL — The Iraqi Air Force announced in a statement on Monday the destruction of the Islamic State (IS) explosives factory in Hawija city in western Kirkuk province. The Iraqi war jets successfully targ ...

3.5 Million Iraqis Suffering from "Fragile" Food Supplies Situation

BAS News - 2017-07-02 23:01
ERBIL — The food supply situation for 3.5 million Iraqi civilians remains “fragile”, a United Nations (UN) official in Iraq said on Sunday. Fadel al-Zubi, representative of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said in a statement that nearly 3 ...

June 2, 2017 Hottest Day for Iraqis in 30 Years

BAS News - 2017-07-02 18:56
ERBIL— The high temperature on Sunday marks an unprecedented record in the past 30 years for Iraqis, according to the Iraqi Board for Weather Forecast. The board issued a statement on Sunday, saying the temperature reached 48 degrees on June 2, 2017. The ...

Shi'ite Militias Seek Abadi's Approval for Trespassing Syrian Borders

BAS News - 2017-07-02 18:28
ERBIL— A rank in the Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries has asked the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to authorize them to "trespass" the Syrian borders to ward off the threats posed by the Islamic jihadists. In a statement published on Sunday, the Brigad ...

YPG plans to take Azaz-Jarablus area in Syria

KurdPress - 2017-07-02 07:30
The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia aims to "liberate" the area between Azaz and Jarablus held by Turkey-backed Syrian rebels, a YPG commander said in a statement. ...

YPG disclosed Turkish attacks outcome during 5 past days

ANHA - 2017-07-01 11:41
YPG stated that the Turkish occupation army is still launching attacks on Rojava especially Afrin canton. Moreover, YPG media center released a statement which disclosed the Turkish attacks' outcome during the last 5 days. ...

Yezidi Chieftain Demands Trial for Arab Accomplices in IS Crimes

BAS News - 2017-06-30 13:43
ERBIL— A chieftain from the Kurdish Yezidi community called on Yezidi senior figures and officials to file lawsuit against those Arabs who were involved in the crimes committed by Islamic State (IS) against Yezidi people. In a statement issued on Friday, ...

Turkmens Require Region Status for Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-06-30 10:53
ERBIL— Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITF) on Thursday issued a statement whereby it voiced its discontent with delaying the liberation of Tal Afar, a town of Nineveh province, demanding the town be recognized as a region. "It's strange for us that there is a comp ...

KRG Responds to Reports on US "Contingent" Support to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-06-30 10:26
ERBIL— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)'s Representation in the US issued a statement on Friday clarifying the US draft annual defense bill with reference to funding Peshmerga forces. In this statement, the KRG responded in particular to the Al-Monito ...

NATO's Main Focus in Iraq is to Build Capacity to Train Iraqi Forces

BAS News - 2017-06-30 00:19
SOFIA — The main focus for NATO in Iraq is to build the capacity to train the Iraqi forces, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday. Stoltenberg said in a statement that the purpose of the military operations in Iraq is to deafeat the so ...

Iraqi Forces Liberate Another District in Mosul's Old City

BAS News - 2017-06-28 00:56
SOFIA — The Iraqi forces announced on Tuesday the liberation of another district in western Mosul as they continue pushing towards the river bank in the Old City. According to a statement by Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarallah, commander of the Nineve ...

IS Top Official Eliminated before Launching Attack in Diyala

BAS News - 2017-06-27 19:07
ERBIL— A senior official of the Islamic State (IS) organization was killed on Tuesday in Diyala province, Iraqi Defense Ministry confirmed in a statement. Hazan Shahdan Khalil Ibrahim was killed in a joint operation by the Tigris Operation Command and th ...

Boat in Colombia sinks with 150 tourists aboard

Waar Media - 2017-06-26 02:56
WAAR-DUHOK: A boat carrying roughly 150 tourists has reportedly sank in a reservoir in northwestern Colombia-US, according to the nation’s air force. A major rescue operation is now under way. A statement from the Colombian air force said that a helicopt ...

IS in Control of Only 1% of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-26 01:51
MOSUL — Islamic State (IS) militants have lost the majority of territories they once held in Mosul, and they are now in control of only 1% of the major city in northern Iraq, said the commander of joint forces in a statement on Sunday. The Iraqi forces c ...

Iraqi Jets Kill 30 IS Members in West of Anbar

BAS News - 2017-06-25 22:59
SOFIA — Thirty Islamic State (IS) members were killed in an airstrike conducted by the Iraqi Air Force on Sunday, Iraqi ministry of defense said. The Ministry of Defense's War Media Cell released a statement on Sunday, announcing that the Iraqi Air Force ...

Iraqi Forces Block Wave of IS Suicide Attack in Mosul’s Old City

BAS News - 2017-06-25 22:10
MOSUL — Iraqi government forces blocked on Sunday a wave of suicide attacks by the Islamic State (IS) insurgents near western Mosul’s Old City where fierce clashes are ongoing between the two sides. According to a military statement, the attacks targeted ...

Iraqi Forces Seize IS’s Drone Factory

BAS News - 2017-06-25 16:45
MOSUL — Advancing into the remaining areas under the control of Islamic State (IS) in western Mosul, the Iraqi government forces seized on Sunday a factory where the jihadists had used to develop weaponized drones. In an official statement, Iraq’s Defenc ...

U.S. is against Kurdish independence referendum: Tillerson tells Abadi

KurdPress - 2017-06-25 10:37
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reiterated, in a telephone conversation with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, on his country’s position against a Kurdistan Region’s independence planned referendum, a statement from Abadi's media office said on ...

Members of IS-affiliated terror group arrested: Intelligence Ministry

KurdPress - 2017-06-25 10:37
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that members of a terror group affiliated to the Islamic State (IS) intended to conduct terrorist activities in central provinces and religious cities were detained during operations conducted b ...

Amnesty International Public Statement

Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu - 2017-06-24 00:29
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Public Statement AI Index: EUR 71/001/2007 (Public) News Service No: 061 28 March 2007 Czech Republic: Fair trial concerns in the case of Yekta UzunogluAmnesty International has received reports that Yekta Uzunoglu, a Turkish citizen ...

UN Condemns Demolishing of Mosul’s al-Nuri Mosque by IS

BAS News - 2017-06-23 23:33
SOFIA — The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a statement on Friday, condemning the destruction of the al-Hadba minaret and the Grand al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul's Old City, demolished by the so-called Islamic S ...

British YPG fighters release statement on Grenfell disaster

Kom News - 2017-06-23 16:48
British fighters in the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria have released a video statement on the Grenfell Tower fire which authorities say killed 58 people as flames engulfed the building. Locals, however, claim the death toll is much high ...

Major Efforts Needed to Bring Life in Mosul Back to Normal: Official

BAS News - 2017-06-21 17:33
MOSUL — Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement calls on all other Iraqi ministries to put best efforts into repairing the liberated areas of west Mosul, providing security for all local residents. The Ministry released a statement on Wednesday, urg ...

Iraq, Saudi Arabia aim to upgrade diplomatic relations

Waar Media - 2017-06-21 12:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq and Saudi Arabia are setting up a coordination council to upgrade strategic ties, a joint statement said on Tuesday, as part of an attempt to heal troubled relations between the Arab neighbors. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met wi ...
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