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Iraq plans to shore up its ground forces with Russian T-90 tanks

Iraq plans to shore up its ground forces with Russian T-90 tanks - Rûdaw

Bulgaria plans to station 600 troops on its border with Turkey

Waar Media - 2017-08-17 18:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Bulgarian Defense Minister Krassimir Karakatschanow said Thursday he plans to deploy armed troops to “strengthen our border security” with Turkey and halt any potential flow of migrants. Speaking to German daily Die Welt, Karakatschanow said ...

Russia to send T-90 tanks to Iraq

KurdPress - 2017-08-16 12:30
Russia is ready to send comprehensive support to Iraq in the form of T-90 tanks in order to boost the military potential and equipping of the Iraqi army, Russian ambassador to Iraq, Maksim Maksimov said on Monday. ...

Kurdish Artists Launch Broad Campaign to Support Referendum

BAS News - 2017-07-31 17:24
ERBIL— To shore up support for the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, Kurdish artists have launched a signature campaign. The campaign, entitled "Yes to Kurdistan Independence" runs across the entire districts, towns and cities of Kurdistan ...

Iraqi Intelligence Foils "Biggest IS Terror" Plot

BAS News - 2017-07-30 20:30
ERBIL— Iraqi Ministry of Interior stated Sunday that it has foiled the "biggest terror plot" by the Islamic State (IS) organization which meant to target Shi'ite sacred shines in Iraq. IS had plans to attack the Shi'ite imam shrines in Najaf, Karbala and ...

Justice and Conscience Sit-in entered its 6th day

ANHA - 2017-07-30 14:08
The sit-in of "Justice and Conscience" that was organized by the parliamentarians of Democratic Peoples' Party in Ekîn Ceren Park in Amad city in Bakur Kurdistan (north of Syria) under the slogan "We Would Not Stop, Say Enough to Fascism" entered its 6th ...

Iraq and Iran Boosting Military Cooperation

BAS News - 2017-07-24 12:12
ERBIL — Iraq and its neighbouring Islamic Republic of Iran signed an agreement on Sunday to step up the military cooperation in the fight against terrorism, Iranian media reported. According to IRNA News Agency, Iraqi Defence Minister Erfan al-Hiyali and ...

Russia to Send T-90 Tanks to Iraq

BAS News - 2017-07-20 20:06
IZMIR — Senior Russian presidential official confirmed on Wednesday that Iraq will receive a large number of Russian T-90 tanks by the end of 2017. According to Vladimir Kojen, Russia's presidential assistant for military cooperation, who spoke to the Ru ...

Barzani Heads to Brussels on Sunday: Source

BAS News - 2017-07-08 20:14
ERBIL— To shore up support for the imminent independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani will head to Brussels on Sunday, according to an informed source. The source, who was not authorized to talk to media, ...

Amnesty urges leaders to stand up to Turkish rights violations

Reuters - 2017-07-08 18:33
HAMBURG (Reuters) - The head of Amnesty International urged world leaders on Saturday to stand up to "hyper-nationalist" democratically elected leaders in countries including Turkey, where authorities have detained the local director and chair of the righ ...

Iraq Intending to Deploy Army in Kirkuk as Pretext for Hawija Assault

BAS News - 2017-07-04 11:24
ERBIL — Under the pretext of liberating Hawija town in southern Kirkuk province, the Iraqi army is intending to return to the province after abandoning it in the wake of the Islamic State (IS) emergence in 2014. According to sources, the Iraqi army Briga ...