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Why Kurdistan is Transforming From a Conflict Region into a Peaceful State

Why Kurdistan is Transforming From a Conflict Region into a Peaceful State

Lawk Ghafuri - 2017-07-17 20:49
Photo Source: Scott Peterson/Getty Images By Lawk Ghafuri Since the end of WWI until the fall of Baathist Regime in Iraq, Kurdistan Region fought for their freedom against Baghdad, as many revolutions have been implemented by the Peshmerga forces all lead ...
Why Kurdistan is Transforming From a Conflict Region into a Peaceful State - Lawk Ghafuri

US-led coalition strikes last ISIS stronghold in Iraq’s Tel Afar

Aranews - 2017-07-27 01:42
ARA News The US-led coalition launched several airstrikes targeting ISIS’s hideouts in the district of Tel Afar in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh province, officials said on Sunday. More than 20 militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) were reportedly killed a ...

KIU Opposes Majority Ruling in Iraq: MP

BAS News - 2017-07-25 17:14
ERBIL— Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) is against the majority government in Iraq, said a KIU lawmaker in the Iraqi House of Representatives. Jamal Kochar made the comment in response to recent statements by Shi'ite leaders, above all Iraqi VP Nouri al-Mal ...

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 ...

Independent Kurdistan Doesn’t Mean Cutting ties with Baghdad

Lawk Ghafuri - 2017-07-22 11:58
AFP / Safin Hamed By Lawk Ghafuri For many years, Kurdistan Region has been a safe haven for many Iraqi internal displaced families from different part of Iraq, also from different ethnics and religion backgrounds, due to Islamic State’s threat. Hence, mo ...

“A Weed in Paradise” novel tells tough tales of Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2017-07-20 10:48
“A Weed in Paradise” is a new novel by the Syrian novelist and Journalist Haitham Hussein. The novelist, Haitham Hussein, presents intertwined stories from a seemingly frivolous reality in which the victims exchange glances of hatred, accusation and reve ...

Misidentified IS Member Probably a Runaway German Schoolgirl

BAS News - 2017-07-18 18:55
ERBIL- A teenager who was who mistakenly identified as an Islamic State (IS) sniper, then a Kurdish Yezidi captive and later as a Chechen IS member is probably a runaway German schoolgirl. According to a report by the Daily Mail, the 16-year-old girl Lin ...

Kurdish Delegation to Visit Baghdad for Talks over Independence

BAS News - 2017-07-18 14:45
Financial and geographical issues will be discussed ERBIL — A senior Kurdistan Region delegation will soon be formed for talks with Baghdad over a range of topics, including the forthcoming referendum on Kurdistan’s secession from Iraq and other outstand ...

Why it is Time For Kurdistan to Divorce Iraq

Lawk Ghafuri - 2017-07-17 20:49
For many decades Kurds have been fighting for their Freedom desperately, and that is a clear sign that Kurds in Kurdistan Region can’t share their life with Iraq anymore. Moreover, the leaders of Iraq always tried to destroy Kurds and avoided the accepta ...

Captured Woman in Mosul Identified to Be an IS Member Not a Yezidi Girl

BAS News - 2017-07-16 17:08
ERBIL — Iraqi forces on Saturday captured an Islamic State (IS) female sniper, reportedly of Russian nationality. She was later announced to be a Yezidi abducted girl. After pictures of the IS sniper were released, a Yezidi family whose daughter has been ...

IS Leaders Announce Tel Afar an Independent State From Caliphate

BAS News - 2017-07-12 23:58
ERBIL — The so-called Islamic State (IS) announced the town of Tel Afar an independent state from the previously self-proclaimed "caliphate," a local source from Nineveh said on Wednesday. According to the source, who spoke to Al Sumaria News on conditio ...

The Kurdish student suspiciously lost his life.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-12 18:15
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, a Kurdish student 23 years old from the village of Kani Charmu functions city of Divandareh in east Kurdistan, yesterday evening, 10 July 2017,lost his life and now there is no information ...

US Troops Should Stay in Iraq After IS: Coalition Commander

BAS News - 2017-07-12 11:31
ERBIL — Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the commander of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS), said on Tuesday that he didn’t expect a decrease in the US troops in Iraq after the defeat of IS in Mosul and insisted Americans its allies should st ...

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 ...

IS Reporter from Sinjar Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-29 17:46
He was involved in the abduction of Yezidi women and girls MOSUL — Amid the final days of Mosul battle, the Islamic State (IS) reporter from Sinjar region was killed in the city on Wednesday. Kurdistan Counter-terrorism department announced Thursday the ...

EU to Continue Its Support for Peshmerga Forces: EP Speaker

BAS News - 2017-06-23 14:41
ERBIL — The President of European Union Parliament Antonio Tajani reiterated the union's support for the Peshmerga forces in the fight against terrorism. Tajani said that their military assistance to the Peshmerga forces will continue as part of the anti ...