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Iraqi Governor of Diyala removes Mandali mayor over support for Kurdistan Referendum

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128 Members of Oscar Academy Voice Support for Kurdistan Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-25 19:13
ERBIL— In response to a call by famous Kurdish filmmaker, Bahman Ghobadi, 128 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voice their support for the independence of the Kurdistan Region. Ghobadi has been emailing the members of the Academ ...

IS Governor of Hawija Killed

BAS News - 2017-09-21 00:54
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS)-appointed governor of Hawija was killed in an airstrike on Wednesday prior to a massive operation to fully liberate the city form the extremist group. Military sources identified the IS governor as Hassan Wali Bayati, known ...

Iraqi Parliament votes to remove Kirkuk governor

Waar Media - 2017-09-14 15:43
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi Parliament in a majority vote decided to remove the Kurdish governor of Kirkuk. On Thursday, the Iraqi Parliament has voted to remove the Kurdish governor of Kirkuk Najmaldin Karim from his position, shortly after Iraqi Prime Minist ...

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 ...

Senior Marshal of Polish Parliament Supports Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-13 11:53
ERBIL — Kornel Morawiecki, Senior Marshal of the Polish parliament, MP and Chairman of Free and Solidarity political party, expressed support for the referendum and independence of Kurdistan Region. During a press conference on September 12 in the Polish ...

Diyala: Shi’ite Militias Warned over Taking Kurdistan Flag Down

BAS News - 2017-09-10 13:52
MANDALI — The Iraqi Shi’ite militia groups of Hashd al-Shaabi took down the Kurdistan flags over several buildings in the disputed Kurdish areas of Diyala province, said a local official, warning that such arbitrary actions will be encountered. Azad Hami ...

“Three Valleys” operation started northeast of Diyala

ANHA - 2017-09-09 13:14
NEWS DESK- The command of Tiger operations in Iraq announced launching military operations in 3 important valleys northeast of Diyala aiming at ending any IS mercenaries’ activity. The commander of the operations the staff officer Mazher al-Azawy said “jo ...

Iran warns Kirkuk over joining Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
TEHRAN,— Iran on Wednesday warned the Iraqi province of Kirkuk against taking part in next month’s Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum, saying it is “wrong, provocative and unacceptable”. A statement from the foreign ministry described as “dangerous” ...

Peshmerga Kills IS Insurgent in North of Diyala Province

BAS News - 2017-08-17 15:38
ERBIL — An Islamic State (IS) insurgents was killed on Thursday after the Kurdish Peshmerga forces surrounded him in the suburb areas of Jalawla, north of Diyala province. Identified as Rafid Abdulazziz, the militant is said to be originally from Qaya vi ...

Governor of Basra Flees to Iran After Accused of Corruption

BAS News - 2017-08-16 00:16
ERBIL — The governor of Iraq's Basra province, Majid al-Nasrawi, fled to neighboring Iran after facing allegations of corruption, Iraqi officials said on Tuesday. Nasrawi had stepped down from his position as governor of the oil-rich Basra province befor ...

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 ...