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MP Urges UN to Protect Christians in Iraq

MP Urges UN to Protect Christians in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-08-26 16:22
ERBIL— The Christians in Iraq are endangered and need urgent support from the UN, warned a Christian MP to the Iraqi House of Representatives. Yundam Yusif Kanna, at the head of Rafidayin Faction, made the comments to the Iraqi Radio Sawa on Saturday. He ...
MP Urges UN to Protect Christians in Iraq - BAS News

Iraq exported 3.216 mln bpd of oil in August exclude Kirkuk: ministry

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s oil exports slipped to 3.216 million barrels per day in August from 3.230 million bpd in July as no shipments were made from the northern Kirkuk field, the oil ministry said on Saturday. All the volumes shipped in August came from the so ...

More than 2,000 Islamic State militants killed in Iraq’s Tal Afar

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi forces killed over 2,000 Islamic State (IS) militants and more than 50 suicide bombers during a major offensive to free Tal Afar area in west of Mosul, the Iraqi military said on Saturday. “The IS total casualties in the blitzkrieg du ...

Britain to boost troops in Iraq in final push against terror group

Waar Media - 2017-09-02 01:07
WAAR-DUHOK: Some 44 Royal Engineers are being sent to Al Asad airbase in Anbar province, western Iraq, Sir Michael Fallon said. It takes the number of British personnel at the camp to more than 300 and the total in Iraq to around 600. ISIS has been on th ...

UK Sends Additional Troops to Fight against IS in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-01 11:59
ERBIL— As the battle against the Islamic State (IS) enters its final push, the UK has decided to send additional troops to Iraq, raising the number of British personnel in the country to around 600, according to media reports. The UK Defense Secretary Mi ...

Kurds no longer welcomed in Iraq: Barzani

KurdPress - 2017-08-31 09:31
The Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated that the Kurds are not welcomed in Iraq anymore and Kurdistan independence is to prevent new catastrophes. ...

AIDS on the Rise in Iraq: MP

BAS News - 2017-08-29 17:44
ERBIL— According to the official figures some 185 Iraqis are suffering from AIDS and the condition is spreading in Iraq, warned an MP on Tuesday. Fars Brifkani, the deputy chairman of Health and Environment Committee at the Iraqi House of Representatives ...

UN: Half of Remaining Civilians in Raqqa Are Children

BAS News - 2017-08-27 22:10
ERBIL — The United Nations (UN) said on Sunday that at least half of the initially estimated 20,000 civilians still trapped in Raqqa are children. According to Fran Equiza, an official working with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), around 10,0 ...

Czech Police Officers to Begin Training Iraqi Counterparts

BAS News - 2017-08-27 16:02
ERBIL — The Czech military police has planned to send four military specialists to Iraq to train the Iraqi local police in September, military police commander Pavel Kříž told the Czech News Agency on Saturday. The four police personnel will join a missi ...

UNAMI Urges Parliament to Select New IHEC Board of Commissioners

BAS News - 2017-08-21 18:54
ERBIL— The United Nations' Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) urged on Sunday the Iraqi lawmakers to select a new Board of Commissioners for the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) before its term expires in September this year. UNAMI announced ...

Yezidi MP Calls on Iraqi Forces to Rescue Yezidi Abductees in Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-20 12:17
ERBIL — The Yezidi representative to the Iraqi parliament Vian Dakhil called on commanders of Tal Afar operation which was declared today to rescue the large number of Yezidis believed to be held in the Islamic State’s (IS) captivity in the district. Com ...