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Girê Sipî begins fundraising for earthquake’s distressed

ANHA - 2017-11-18 14:30
The Kurdish Red Crescent organization has launched a fund-raising campaign from the people of Girê Sipî/ Tel Abyad canton to support the earthquake's distressed that hit areas in Başûr and Rojhilat Kurdistan. ...

Fundraising campaign to support Rojhilat started in Girkê Legê

ANHA - 2017-11-18 14:30
Kurdish Red Crescent in Girkê Legê district launched a campaign to raise funds for the victims of the earthquake that hit areas in Başûr and Rojhalat Kurdistan, while the Council of Democratic Society Movement confirmed its support for the campaign in a s ...

Rescuers Search Debris after Iran-Iraq Quake Kills Over 530

The Kurdish Project - 2017-11-15 01:44
The following article was originally published in Chicago Tribune. Rescuers on Tuesday used backhoes and heavy equipment to dig through the debris of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake on the border between Iran and Iraq that killed over 530 peop ...

More Than 2000 Dead In Powerful Quake in Kermanshah province

Roji Kurd - 2017-11-15 00:01
Roji Kurd: On Sunday, at 9:48 pm local time, a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck northwest Iran near the border with Iraq. As of Tuseday, more than 2000 people had been reported dead. Thousands of people spent a second night in makeshift tents or o ...

Barzani sends condolences to families of victims of sunday earthquake

Waar Media - 2017-11-14 09:17
The outgoing Kurdistan Region President sends condolences to the people affected by the earthquake in the Kurdistan Region and Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat). Masoud Barzani in a statement on Monday expressed his sympathy with the victims of the earthquake ...

Turkey Delivers Aid to Kurdistan’s Earthquake Victims

BAS News - 2017-11-14 01:46
ERBIL — Turkey delivered assistance to the victims of Sunday’s earthquake in the Kurdistan Region on Monday.A strong earthquake hit the Kurdistan Region cities at around 9 pm on Sunday. Following the earthquake the Turkish Prime Minister said “Turkey sta ...

Darbandikhan and Mosul Dams Unlikely to Survive Another Earthquake

BAS News - 2017-11-14 01:46
ERBIL — The Committee of Agriculture of the Kurdistan Region Parliament warned about the danger that the earthquakes pose to the Darbandikhan and Mosul dams in northern Iraq. Abbas Ghazali, a member of the committee, told BasNews that the dams won’t surv ...

Over 300 Dead in Earthquake in Kurdish Regions in Iran, Iraq

BAS News - 2017-11-14 01:46
ERBIL — The powerful earthquake in the Kurdish regions in Iran and Iraq on Sunday left more than 340 people dead and thousands more injured. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said that the 7.3-magnitude quake was centered 32 kilometers southwest of the cit ...

Barzani Sends Condolences to Families of Victims of Sunday Earthquake

BAS News - 2017-11-14 01:46
ERBIL — Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani has released an official statement to send condolences to the victims of Sunday earthquake which has taken the lives of hundreds of people across the Kurdistan Region and Kurdish areas of Iran. According to the lates ...

KCD calls for people of world to help Başûr, Rojhilat people

ANHA - 2017-11-13 16:08
Democratic Society Conference (KCD) appealed, by a statement, to all the Kurdish and peoples in the world to provide help to Başûr and Rojhilat Kurdistan’s people after the earthquake that stroke the area, and resulted in killing hundreds of civilians. ...

Russia ready to assist Iran, Iraq in earthquake aftermath

Waar Media - 2017-11-13 15:52
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia’s Emergencies Ministry is ready to assist Iran and Iraq in the deadly earthquake aftermath, a source in the ministry’s press service told press. According to the source, Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov has sent messages of condol ...

A powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2017-11-13 12:11
WAAR-DUHOK: A powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake Sunday night hit the border areas between the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhilat), killing over 200 people. The earthquake killed seven in the Kurdistan Region and injured dozens of pe ...

Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake Kills, Injures Scores in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-11-13 01:21
ERBIL — A strong earthquake hit the Kurdistan Region overnight Sunday, leaving scores killed or injured with tens of thousands sleeping in the public in fear of aftershocks. According to official sources, the strongest quake was recorded in Halabja, meas ...

KRG on Alert Following Deadly Earthquake

BAS News - 2017-11-13 01:21
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has put its entire institutions on alert to provide assistance to hundreds of injured people after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake across the region. In an official statement, the KRG calls on the staff of healt ...

Strong earthquake hits Iraq-Iran border area, six killed in Iran

Reuters - 2017-11-12 22:56
BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - A strong earthquake hit large parts of northern Iraq and the capital Baghdad on Sunday, and also caused damage in villages across the border in Iran where state TV said at least six people had been killed. ...

Mexico earthquake as it struck

BBC - 2017-09-21 00:06
A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 220 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City. ...

Powerful earthquake hits Mexico’s southern coast, kills dozens

Waar Media - 2017-09-10 16:02
WAAR-DUHOK: A massive magnitude 8.1 earthquake rocked Mexico’s southern coast early Friday, killing dozens in what may be the strongest quake to strike the country in a century. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said that at least 61 people were kille ...

At least 15 dead as massive earthquake measuring 8.2 shakes Mexico

Waar Media - 2017-09-08 16:19
WAAR-DUHOK: A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico late Thursday, killing at least 15 people and triggering a tsunami alert in what the president called the quake-prone country’s biggest one in a century. Officials evacuated residents along th ...

Kurdistan Again Hit by Earthquake

BAS News - 2017-08-31 19:03
ERBIL — For the third time in less than a month, Kurdistan Region is hit by another earthquake, causing no casualties or serious damages. Kurdistan Region's Weather Forecast and Seismology Directorate said that Thursday’s quake was measured at 3.4 on the ...

Earthquake, Measuring 5.3 Richter, Hits Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-08-23 18:32
ERBIL— A moderate earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale hit some parts of the Kurdistan Region on Wednesday evening, leaving at least four people slightly wounded according to early reports. Kurdistan Region's Weather Forecast and Seismology Dire ...

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Bodrum, Turkey

Waar Media - 2017-08-08 12:51
WAAR-DUHOK: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 shook southwestern Turkey near the Aegean coastal town of Bodrum on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was not immediately clear whether anyone was injured. The quake struck some 15 kilometers ( ...

Holiday resorts in Greece and Turkey hit by earthquake and tsunami

Waar Media - 2017-07-21 14:39
WAAR-DUHOK: Two people have died and 120 have been injured after an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the richter scale hit the Greek island of Kos, a popular holiday resort with British tourists. As a result of the quake, the nearby Turkish resort of Bodrum w ...

7.7 magnitude quake in Russia triggers tsunami warning

Waar Media - 2017-07-18 11:56
WAAR-DUHOK: An earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale triggered a tsunami warning on Monday when it hit an area in the Bering Sea near Russia’s Nikolskoye region, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported. According to the USGS, the tremor occurred ...

Quake in Aegean shakes buildings in Greece and Turkey

Waar Media - 2017-06-13 11:07
WAAR-DUHOK: A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the western coast of Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday, rattling buildings from the Aegean Turkish province of Izmir to Greece’s capital of Athens. The epicenter of the quake was about ...

Filipina joins Israeli army unit that rescued her grandmother

Reuters - 2017-05-11 18:13
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Filipina Joana Chris Arpon's unusual journey to becoming one of the few non-Israeli and non-Jewish volunteers in Israel's military began with an earthquake - in the country her parents migrated from. ...

Eight killed when magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits China's northwest

Reuters - 2017-05-11 03:31
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Eight people were killed when an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 struck in China's northwest Xinjiang region on Thursday, the official Xinhua news agency said, with photographs online also showing damaged buildings. ...

Inside Mosul, a huge blast, then screams, dust and horror

Reuters - 2017-03-29 20:37
MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Crouching in his Mosul home, Abu Ayman suddenly felt the ground rock as if struck by an earthquake when a massive explosion tore through his street, filling the room with dust and shattered glass. Then came the screams and ...

Nepal bulldozes earthquake survivors’ relief camp in capital

Reuters - 2017-03-14 11:28
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Police in riot gear stood guard on Tuesday as Nepali civic officials used bulldozers to tear down a relief camp in the capital for victims of the 2015 earthquake, in a bid to force people to return to their home villages. ...

5.0 – Magnitude Earthquake Hits Turkey

Waar Media - 2017-02-11 13:53
WAAR-DUHOK: A 5.0 – magnitude earthquake has been registered in western Turkey. The epicentre was at a depth of 2 km, 14 km away from the city of Behram and 149 km from the city of Izmir. The post 5.0 – Magnitude Earthquake Hits Turkey appeared first on ...

Earthquake in southern Philippines kills four, damages infrastructure

Reuters - 2017-02-11 03:25
MANILA (Reuters) - Four people died and more than 100 were injured after a powerful earthquake struck the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines late Friday, damaging some structures and cutting power in many areas, local officials said. ...

Israeli Defense Minister: Iraq, Syria should be divided

Waar Media - 2016-12-08 19:31
Waar, Duhok: Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the division of Iraq and Syria was the only solution to the conflicts of the Middle East. Lieberman said the current instability in the Middle East was a “historic earthquake” especially in Iraq ...

Earthquake in central Italy leaves 30 dead

Waar Media - 2016-08-25 02:50
Waar, Duhok: A powerful earthquake hit a string of mountainous areas in central Italy on Wednesday killing at least 38 people and leaving thousands homeless. The quake struck in the early hours of the morning, razing homes and buckling roads in a cluster ...

Kurdistan Region: temperatures hit 48C in some areas

Waarmedia - 2016-07-20 15:17
Waar, Duhok: KRG Weather and Earthquake Office said temperatures in Kurdistan Region have hit 48C while the highest temperature was recorded in Khanaqeen. The temperatures varied from 44C to 48C across Kurdistan Region, the office said. The highest temper ...

Dwindling hopes for survivors after Ecuador quake kills 413

Waarmedia - 2016-04-19 22:45
Waar, Duhok: Earthquake-stricken Ecuador faced the grim reality of recovering more bodies than survivors as rescue efforts went into a third day on Tuesday and the death toll climbed over 400 in the poor South American country. Praying for miracles, distr ...

Magnitude 5.8 quake hits southern Japan

Waarmedia - 2016-04-18 22:51
Waar, Duhok: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 hit the Kumamoto prefecture in southern Japan on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Broadcaster NHK said a tsunami warning had not been issued. Two deadly quakes hit the same region ...

Earthquake kills at least 77 in Ecuador, toll expected to rise

Waarmedia - 2016-04-17 22:44
Waar, Duhok: Ecuador launched rescue operations on Sunday after its biggest earthquake in decades killed at least 77 people, caused devastation in coastal populations and left an unknown number trapped in ruins. The 7.8 magnitude quake struck off Ecuador’ ...

Strong earthquake shakes buildings across South Asia

Waarmedia - 2016-04-11 01:13
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck South Asia on Sunday, shaking buildings in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, witnesses and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, although there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The USGS said ...

Taiwan: 41 dead, 109 still missing 3 days after quake

Waarmedia - 2016-02-09 19:18
Wwaar, Duhok: Rescuers continued to search for 109 people thought to be trapped in a high-rise that collapsed when an earthquake hit southern Taiwan more than three days ago, as the death toll rose to 41 Tuesday afternoon. The fire department of Tainan, t ...

Kurdistan: fog reduces visibility

Waarmedia - 2016-01-03 02:56
Waar, Duhok: Kurdistan Region woke up in Saturday morning covered in a blanket of thick fog which reduced the visibility on the roads to less than one kilometer, Weather and Earthquake Office said. The head of Weather and Earthquake Office Fazil Ibrahim s ...

Rain, snow showers to fall in Duhok: forecasters

Waarmedia - 2015-12-30 20:35
Waar, Duhok: Forecasters have predicted rain and snow showers to fall in the centers of Duhok and Sulaimaniya provinces. Head of Weather and Earthquake in KRG Fadel Ibrahim said that the temperatures were expected to dip below zero in mountainous areas wh ...

Kurdistan: Weather and Earthquake Office warns people about icy roads

Waarmedia - 2015-12-06 19:37
Waar, Duhok: KRG Weather and Earthquake Office has warned the people across Kurdistan Region about poor road conditions in the coming days as temperatures are expected to go down. In a statement, the Weather and Earthquake Office said that the temperature ...

Earthquake in east Kurdistan

ANF - 2014-08-24 14:20
2 earthquakes occurred last night with a magnitude of 5.6 and this morning with a magnitude of 5.3 in the town of Murmuri in the province of Ilam in southeast Iran. The Iranian news agency (IRNA) ann ...

Powerful earthquake hits Western Turkey

ANF - 2014-05-24 12:22
A 6.7 earthquake has hit western Turkey this morning. The epicentre was identified west of the Turkish Aegean island of Gökçeada. The eartquake was felt in Istanbul and İzmir. People ...

Mesopotamia Cultural Centre reopening in Van

ANF - 2014-01-24 13:10
The Mesopotamia Cultural Centre (MKM) in Van, whose building was destroyed in the earthquake of 2011, has reopened, writes Diha Hasan Yoldas. The MKM intends to commence courses on 15 February. More t ...

Van: After the earthquake nothing is the same - Part Two

ANF - 2013-12-12 11:00
BDP deputies and mayors stood by victims to give support, as Diyarbakir and other Kurdish cities mobilized to afford assistance for the earthquake region, particularly Erci district and villages that ...

Van: After the eartquake nothing is the same - Part One

ANF - 2013-12-11 11:04
It is children who are suffering the heaviest burden of the two earthquakes that hit the province of Wan on 23 October and 9 November 2011. The earthquake little victims in the district of Erd&icir ...

Quake Kills 8 Near Iran Nuke Plant

Peyamner - 2013-11-29 10:56
PNA - For the second time this year, a deadly earthquake has struck close to Iran's only nuclear reactor—and rattled neighbors across the Persian Gulf. ...
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