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Kirkuk Policeman Arrested over Assassination Charges

Kirkuk Policeman Arrested over Assassination Charges

BAS News - 2017-08-14 18:45
ERBIL— A police officer in Kirkuk who has been accused of assassinating a senior Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) cadre and top oil official in Kirkuk was arrested on Monday. The defense and emergency police officer, a local to Kalar (some 140 km south o ...
Kirkuk Policeman Arrested over Assassination Charges - BAS News

NGO Calls on PYD to Free Kurdish Political Leaders

BAS News - 2017-09-11 16:30
ERBIL—An organization affiliated with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)-Syria on Monday issued a statement in which it appealed to the ruling Kurdish party to release opposition leaders and members. Afrin organization urged Democratic Union Party (PYD ...

Gorran-KDP to hold meeting on Monday

KurdPress - 2017-08-20 12:54
A member of the Change Movement’s (Gorran) National Council said there are plans to hold a meeting with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Monday, August 21. ...

KDP and Gorran to Meet on Monday

BAS News - 2017-08-20 11:37
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) are set to hold a bilateral meeting on Monday to discuss the political disagreements. Arif Roushdi, a senior advisor to KDP’s politburo, confirmed the report to BasNews and said th ...

Kirkuk governor refuses to lower Kurdish flag

KurdPress - 2017-08-19 07:16
The governor of Iraq's northern oil-rich province of Kirkuk has declined to lower the flag of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) fluttering over public places. ...

Gorran and KDP Likely to Make New Agreement: Gorran Official

BAS News - 2017-08-17 18:37
ERBIL— Change Movement (Gorran) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will meet to settle their issues and there is a chance that they also work out a new agreement, said a Gorran official. In a statement to BasNews on Thursday, Sheikh Omar Kakahama, ...

[IN PICTURES]: IS Member Arrested in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-17 10:34
KIRKUK — Security forces in Kirkuk arrested a member of the Islamic State (IS) in the city on Wednesday. According to a statement of Kirkuk Security Directorate, security forces arrested a man who was issued an arrest warrant by the city’s prosecutor bas ...

Woman Threatening with "Terrorist" Attack Arrested in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-15 20:21
ERBIL— A woman, suspected to be a "terrorist", was arrested in Kirkuk on Tuesday but police says she is "harmless". Several residents from central Kirkuk reported to police today that a woman threatened in public to conduct "terrorist" attacks. Soon the ...

Basra Governor Accused of Corruption Flees to Iran

BAS News - 2017-08-12 16:13
ERBIL— Only hours after his resignation, Basra governor who has been accused of corruption fled to Iran on Friday, Iraqi media reports stated. Majed al-Nasrawi, a leader from the Shi'ite Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) fled to Iran through the Ira ...

Iran: Two Prisoners Hanged on Drug Charges at Orumiyeh Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-08-10 02:01
Two prisoners were executed at Orumiyeh’s central prison due to drug related charges on Saturday morning Aug 5, 2017. They had been transferred from wards15 of Orumiyeh central prison to solitary confinement cells a day before their execution. According ...

PUK, KDP hold meeting, to implement new roadmap

KurdPress - 2017-08-09 10:22
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), two major parties of Kurdistan Region, held a meeting on Tuesday in Erbil to discuss the internal issues and the independence referendum. ...

Kurdish Forces Rescue Abducted Turkmen Civilian in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-08 15:46
KIRKUK — Kurdish police forces in Kirkuk rescued on Monday an abducted civilian after arresting the kidnappers. Chief of Kirkuk Police Directorate, Sarhad Qader, told BasNews that a group of kidnappers had abducted a Turkmen civilian of Kirkuk overnight ...

KRG Interior Minister: 1,700 IS Members Arrested among IDPs

BAS News - 2017-08-07 20:44
ERBIL— Some 1,700 members of the Islamic State (IS) organization who tried to cross the borders into the Kurdistan Region along the IDPs have been arrested, according to a report. Kurdistan 24 news channel on Monday cited Kurdistan Regional Government (K ...

Gorran may speak with KDP on independence: official

KurdPress - 2017-07-23 11:48
A Change Movement (Gorran) official said they were ready to hold talks with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on the question of referendum and reactivation of the parliament if the KDP was "serious" in thawing the ice and laying the groundwork for rec ...

KDP and Gorran Senior Officials Meet Soon: Gorran MP

BAS News - 2017-07-20 16:32
ERBIL— To discuss the imminent independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, Gorran (Change) Movement and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will meet soon, a Gorran lawmaker confirmed. Bestun Fayeq told BasNews on Thursday that in the high level me ...