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EU: Possibility of Increased IS Attacks

EU: Possibility of Increased IS Attacks

BAS News - 2017-09-08 00:50
ERBIL — EU official warned on Thursday that there might be negative consequences for Europe after the ongoing fight against Islamic State (IS). Julian King, EU Commissioner for the Security Union, said during a press conference that there is a possibilit ...
EU: Possibility of Increased IS Attacks - BAS News

Over 3,500 IDPs from Hawija Arrive in Peshmerga-held Areas

BAS News - 2017-10-02 23:46
ERBIL — Over three thousand people who are mostly children and women were displaced on Monday in and around Hawija district due to the fight against Islamic State (IS) in the area. The displaced people who fled their homes, fearing IS and Hashd al-Shaabi ...

Detained Families of Foreign IS Militants Moved to a Mosul Military Base

BAS News - 2017-09-19 12:39
MOSUL — The Iraqi security forces have reportedly moved over 1,000 family members of the foreign Islamic State (IS) insurgents from a camp to a military base in the north of Mosul. According to media reports, the total number of the detained individuals ...

Iraqi PM Abadi Calls for Removal of Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2017-09-14 13:38
ERBIL — The Office of the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri, said on Thursday, that it has received a request from the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s Office asking the parliament for a vote to dismiss the governor of Kirkuk from the office. “We ...

Kurdish Sweden MP: World Stands with People's Vote for Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-13 19:51
ERBIL— As the timing for holding the independence referendum of Kurdistan is approaching, more politicians, lawmakers and leaders from across the globe voice support for the vote. Shadiya Heidari, an Iranian Kurdish born Swedish lawmaker from the Social ...

By cooperative work, they repaired al-Nahda bridge

ANHA - 2017-09-12 16:30
The people of the village of Nahda, is located northwest of the city of al- Raqqa, are repairing the bridge which is the only transportation way for farmers to cross into other areas, irrigate their agricultural crops and supply drinking water to the vill ...

Aldar Khalil: Syrian North is on verge of milestone

ANHA - 2017-09-07 16:11
member of the Executive Body of Democratic Society Movement, Aldar Khalil said that the north of Syria is about witnessing a new stage and, namely the stage of federalism, and stressed the need to choose the appropriate person able to represent the voice ...

Simply all the genocides

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-09-05 16:15
The village of Qarna is one of the villages in the Kurdistan province. With a focus on divisions in Iran, this village is designated as an administrative unit of the city of Naqadeh and the province of Azarbaijan. The village was surrounded by agents of t ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – August 29, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
Peshmerga fighters thwart multiple IS attacks in Tuz Khurmatu Tuz Khurmatu: Kurdish Peshmerga forces foiled multiple attacks from Islamic State (IS) militants in the district of Tuz Khurmatu. A Peshmerga commander said IS militants attacked the Kurdish f ...

The News – Fake, Censored or Real

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
Deyan Ranko Brashich | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Some claim that the cornerstone of democracy is a free press; others claim that integrity, not necessarily the truth, is its lifeblood; still others swear fake news is the cause of its demise with censorship ...

China rejects possibility of military intervention in North Korea

Waar Media - 2017-09-04 13:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Beijing is firmly committed to peaceful methods of resolving the situation on the Korean Peninsula and rejects any steps aimed at exerting military pressure on North Korea, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang said at a briefing on ...

Planned Kurdish Referendum on Independence Unsettles Iraqis, U.S.

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-08-30 18:13
A referendum on Kurdistan’s independence, set for Sept. 25, has Baghdad and Washington concerned over political consequences, and Arabs displaced in fight against Islamic State worried they won’t be allowed to go home. ...

US not intending to stay in Syria after IS

KurdPress - 2017-08-19 12:35
The United States does not intend to stay in Syria after defeating IS terror group, the US Department of State spokeswoman Heather Nauert said during a press briefing on Friday. ...

Kurdistan Entitled to Determine Its Destiny: Palestinian Diplomat

BAS News - 2017-08-18 09:24
ERBIL— Consul General of Palestine in Erbil Nazmi Hozouri stated on Thursday that the people of Palestine appreciate the demand by the people of Kurdistan for holding independence referendum and believe that they have the right to choose their destiny. H ...

PUK sacks Farhad Sangawi for joining ‘No for Now’ vote campaign

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) dismissed prominent lawmaker Farhad Sangawi from the party after he joined the campaign of “No for Now” for referendum on independence of Iraqi Kurdistan. The PUK Politburo said in a ...