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Armed Men Open Fire at KDP Branch Office in Chamchamal

Armed Men Open Fire at KDP Branch Office in Chamchamal

BAS News - 2017-09-11 15:24
CHAMCHAMAL — A group of unidentified armed men opened fire on Monday at the political branch bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Chamchamal, some 70 kilometres to the west of Sulaymaniyah. Nizam Nazim, head of the bureau,confirmed the repor ...
Armed Men Open Fire at KDP Branch Office in Chamchamal - BAS News

Unknown Armed Men Set Fire to Civilian Properties in Liberated Shirqat

BAS News - 2017-10-09 23:14
ERBIL — A group of unidentified armed men have recently started setting the civilian houses on fire in the newly liberated villages around Shirqat district, some 80 kilometres west of Hawija in northern Iraq, a security source said. On Monday also the un ...

Iran: A Wounded Kolbar at the Risk of Losing His Leg

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-10-01 02:02
A Kurdish Kolbar who was injured last week after being shot by Border Regiment Forces at the Noosud border is hospitalised where they might amputate his right leg. On Thursday, September 21, the border guards in Nosoud Border ambushed a group of Kolbars a ...

Qatar Airways Suspends Flights to Kurdistan at the Request of Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-28 14:47
ERBIL — Qatar Airways announced in a statement on its website on Thursday that it has cancelled flights to Kurdistan Region at the request of Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority. "At the request of the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority, all international air tra ...

At least 50 killed in bomb attacks in southern Iraqi city

Waar Media - 2017-09-15 14:59
WAAR-DUHOK: Suicide bombers attacked a restaurant and a police checkpoint on a highway near the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah on Thursday, killing at least 50 and wounding more than 80, police and medical sources said. One attacker detonated his explo ...

Bangladesh Embassy to open office in Erbil

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-06 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Abu Magsoud Forhad, Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Iraq. Ambassador Forhad discussed his government’s intention to open in Erbil an office of his ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – September 1, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
Islamic preacher in Chamchamal attacked by armed men Chamchamal: A number of armed men attacked an Islamic preacher and Mullah in the district of Chamchamal west of Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan. Mullah Mohammed Abdulhamid told NRT on Friday that he was att ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – September 2, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
Kurdistan govt, Barzani office did not condemn the attack on NRT TV office Erbil: Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Massoud Barzani’s office did not denounce the attack on Kurdish NRT TV’s office in Duhok. The unknown gunmen and civilians on ...

Iraq begins battle to retake Tal Afar

Waar Media - 2017-08-20 17:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi forces on Sunday launched an assault to retake the northern city of Tal Afar from the Islamic State group, after ousting the jihadists from Mosul last month. Tal Afar lies around 70 kilometres (45 miles) west of second city Mosul, which ...

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 ...

Armed Men Blow up IS Weapons Cache in Tel Affar

BAS News - 2017-08-13 11:06
ERBIL — A group of armed men attacked a large weapons cache belonging to Islamic State (IS) in Iraq’s northern city of Tel Affar, killing a number of jihadists before blowing up the depot. According to several local sources, the unidentified armed men ha ...

Killing and wounding 2 carrier at the “Sheno” border of eastern Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-12 21:18
In a report to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association on Wednesday 9 August 2017, security forces at the Dol Square border on the Kilah Shin Mountain in the city of Sheno have targeted a number of carrier for the purpose of firing. As a result, a carrier ...