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Iraqi officials foil ISIS plan to attack home of prominent Shiite cleric

Iraqi officials foil ISIS plan to attack home of prominent Shiite cleric - Rûdaw

Iraqi Airways' Senior Official Sent to Court over Bribes

BAS News - 2017-08-15 17:34
ERBIL—The director general of the Iraqi Airways has been sent to court for accepting bribes, Iraqi Board of Integrity stated on Tuesday. The board issued a statement in which it refuted reports by some Iraqi media over setting Samer Abd Kuba free. Accord ...

Kirkuk Refuses to Cooperate with Baghdad's Plan to Ship Its Oil to Iran

BAS News - 2017-08-05 16:17
ERBIL — Kirkuk province refuses to cooperate with the plans made between the Iraqi government and Iran to ship its oil to Iran because the province has not been consulted on the plan, Kirkuk provincial officials said. Kurdish forces took control of some ...

Yezidis Seeking Their Areas to Be Part of Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-08-03 15:52
SINJAR — On the 3rd anniversary of Sinjar attack by the Islamic State (IS) militants , the Kurdish Yezidi minority in the city of Sinjar is seeking for their areas to be part of the Kurdistan Region. Mahma Khalil, mayor of Sinjar region, told BasNews tha ...

France contributes Over $980,000 to Resilience in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-08-02 19:33
BAGHDAD — The Government of France has contributed US$980,600 (€833,500) to UNDP’s Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP) to promote recovery and resilience-building in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). ...

Iraqi Officers Involved in Smuggling IS Leaders Under Investigation

BAS News - 2017-07-26 14:13
ERBIL — After the battle in Mosul came to an end, cases of corruption that accompanied the course of the offensive are beginning to unfold. Iraqi officials have revealed that nine senior officers of the Iraqi army and federal police, and at least 30 sold ...

Iraqi Kurds must be allowed to hold referendum: Russian FM

KurdPress - 2017-07-26 10:27
The autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan region “must be” allowed to hold an independence referendum this year because they have the “right” to express their aspirations to break away from Iraq, declared Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with K ...

Iraqi Kurds want same right to self-determination as Quebecers: envoy

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
OTTAWA,— A senior representative for Iraq’s Kurdish region is defending her people’s plan to hold a referendum on independence, saying they simply want to exercise the same right to self-determination as Quebecers. Tensions in Iraq are mounting after the ...