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Picture: Four Drug Dealers Arrested: Erbil Police

Picture: Four Drug Dealers Arrested: Erbil Police

BAS News - 2017-09-12 15:39
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s police captured overnight on Monday a group of drug dealers in Erbil, seizing an amount of substances from their residence. The group is made up of four people and they were captured after the police forces conducted a night ra ...
Picture: Four Drug Dealers Arrested: Erbil Police - BAS News

The arrest of 3 citizens from Mahabad by the intelligence forces

Hengaw - 2017-10-07 03:01
HENGAW : In the aftermath of the wave of arrest of Kurd citizens by Iran’s security forces, 3 another citizens from Mahabad The post The arrest of 3 citizens from Mahabad by the intelligence forces appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

Kurdistan Referendum Has No Direct Impact on Anti-IS Operation

BAS News - 2017-10-02 20:26
ERBIL — US Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Robert Sofge has rejected the concerns about possible impacts of Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum on the international campaigns against the Islamic State (IS). Speaking to Defense One, Brig. Gen. Robert “G-Ma ...

People of Kurdistan votes in historic Referendum

Waar Media - 2017-09-25 13:47
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum started on Monday, September 25, as was planned. The vote proceeded despite the threats and strong opposition from Iraq, regional and world powers. Polling stations opened on Monday at 8:00 am lo ...

People of Kurdistan Begin to Vote in Historic Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-25 09:30
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum started on Monday, September 25, as was planned. The vote proceeded despite the threats and strong opposition from Iraq, regional and world powers. Polling stations opened on Monday at 8:00 am local ...

With attendance more than 100,000 people, Erbil Independence rally starts

Waar Media - 2017-09-22 19:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurds gathered in Erbil on Friday to hold a massive rally in support of a “Yes” vote for the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for Sep. 25. Tens of thousands of people have attended the rally as the number continues to incr ...

Four Suicide attacks target US base in Makhmour

Waar Media - 2017-09-17 14:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Four suicide attackers have targeted a US military base near a village in Makhmour, south of Erbil on Sunday morning, a security source told reporters. Four attackers blew themselves up, but the source did not provide details on whether it in ...

Turkish police arrests HDP’s MP Sîbel Yîgîtalp

ANHA - 2017-09-14 13:22
NEWS DESK– Turkish police arrested Sîbel Yîgîtalp who is a parliament in Democratic Peoples’ Party in Amed city. Sîbel now said on her Twitter account that she is in front of her home and the Turkish police has arrested her. A.H ANHA ...

Over 2,500 People Arrested in Kurdistan for Suspected Links with IS

BAS News - 2017-09-13 19:10
ERBIL— Some 2,625 people have been arrested by Kurdistan security forces for suspected links with the Islamic State (IS) organization since 2014, stated the Chairman of Kurdistan Region's Committee for Evaluating and Responding to International Reports. ...

Turkish police politically exterminating HPD MPs

ANHA - 2017-09-13 16:34
NEWS DESK- The Turkish police raided on Wednesday morning the houses of the parliamentarians in Democratic Peoples’ Party in Konya city, and arrested many members of the party. The co-chair of Democratic Peoples’ Party Erol Şan and the last two administra ...

UK: Man Arrested for Joining YPG in Syria

BAS News - 2017-09-13 13:28
ERBIL — A British citizen who had joined the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units to help the fight against the Islamic State (IS), has been arrested upon his arrival back to his home country. Nottinghamshire police said that Aiden Aslin, 23, was bei ...

KRG Planning to Open Two Hospitals for Drug Addicts

BAS News - 2017-09-11 16:01
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is now planning to establish two hospitals for those addicted to drugs. “Even though drug addiction has not reached a warning level, we have demanded the establishment of special hospitals in hopes of preve ...

Runaway Ex-Iraqi Minister Arrested in Beirut

BAS News - 2017-09-09 19:09
ERBIL— Lebanese security service arrested on Saturday the former Iraqi trade minister, Abdul-Fallah al-Sudani, who is convicted of corruption. Sudani, wanted by the Interpol, was arrested in Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport. In 2012, Sudani was ...

Iran: A number of Protestors Wounded and Arrested in Baneh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-09-07 02:02
The Iranian Anti-Riot Forces attacked Protestors who had gathered around the governor’s office in Baneh. During this attack, five Protestors have been injured and four others have been arrested so far. “Following a massive strike in Baneh, hundreds of pe ...

Five People Arrested, Charged with Murder of Iranian Kurdish Porters

BAS News - 2017-09-06 11:38
ERBIL — Following a widespread protest at the wake of killing two Kurdish porters by the Iranian border guards, the military authorities have reportedly arrested five soldiers suspected to have been engaged in the direct fire. The report has been confirm ...

Barzani: Kurdistan Region's Future with Iraq Is Blurred

BAS News - 2017-08-22 16:12
ERBIL— The plan for running the independence referendum of Kurdistan will not be reverted and the appeal to hold the vote is substantiated by the Iraqi constitution, stated Kurdistan Region President on Tuesday. Nearly one month prior to run the vote (on ...

Barzani Calls on US to Understand Determination of People of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-08-17 17:37
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's President Masoud Barzani on Thursday urged the US to understand the determination of the people of Kurdistan for holding the independence referendum. Barzani told a visiting delegation of senior US commanders that in the same wa ...