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Asayîş trainees: training is an opportunity to build character

Asayîş trainees: training is an opportunity to build character

ANHA - 2017-09-13 17:56
GULISTAN FAJER ALEPPO – The members of the Asayîş women who participated in the first training course in Aleppo noted that they were able to develop their character during the course, stressing that the course is an opportunity not to be missed so that t ...
Asayîş trainees: training is an opportunity to build character - ANHA

A dialogue forum in al-Raqqa to be held tomorrow

ANHA - 2017-10-11 10:08
AL_RAQQA- Al-Raqqa Civil Council has announced the organization of a forum for social and tribal events tomorrow. And they called all social events of youth, women, and tribes in the province of al-Raqqa to attend the forum. The council announced that the ...

IS to Be Completely Defeated This Year: Iraq’s Abadi

BAS News - 2017-10-11 00:16
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Hadier al-Abadi expects the Islamic State (IS) to be completely defeated by the end of the current year. The premier, who also serves as the Commander-in-Chief for country’s armed forces, made the comment on Tuesday. After th ...

Barzani: No Alternatives to Independence Referendum So far

BAS News - 2017-09-20 16:22
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani reiterated that Erbil is open to an alternative for its planned independence referendum if it could meet Kurdistan Region’s demands, but such a proposal is yet to be put forward. During a massive rally in ...

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 ...

Restoring UN Leadership of Libya’s Peace Process

International Crisis Group - 2017-09-18 15:10
Efforts to reunify Libya after six years of internal strife have drifted. Global and regional powers should seize the opportunity of a high-level UN meeting on Libya and a new UN special envoy to speak with one voice and act to build an effective and inc ...

Rosneft, KRG to build pipeline to export gas to Turkey, Europe

Waar Media - 2017-09-18 13:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft signed a deal with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to invest in gas pipelines in the region. Rosneft is expanding its investments to gas by agreeing to fund a natural gas pipeline in Kurdistan, Rosn ...

SDF respond to Syrian, Russian bombardment

ANHA - 2017-09-16 14:55
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) condemned in strongest terms the Russian and Syrian regime forces' warplanes targeting their forces in Deir ez-Zor, and they assured that the bombardment is an attempt to stir conflicts and waste energies. ...

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 ...

Yezidis in Sinjar Seeking to Be Part of Kurdistan State: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-10 13:14
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidi community in Sinjar region is seeking to join the future state of Kurdistan, said a Yezidi official. Mahma Khalil, Mayor of Sinjar, said in a press conference on Sunday that the best way for Yezidis to be protected from future ...

IS Militants Attempting to Flee Hawija Ahead of the Assault

BAS News - 2017-09-10 10:48
KIKRUK — The Islamic State (IS) militants in Hawija, southern Kirkuk, are attempting to flee ahead of the imminent battle on the city. A large number of IS militants along with their families have managed to escape Hawija district as they are certain of ...

Al-Raqqa:an infiltration attempt by IS into al-Amin

ANHA - 2017-09-07 12:04
Al-Raqqa – The fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces foiled an IS mercenaries’ attempt to break the siege imposed on its mercenaries in al-Amin neighborhood, while clashes are taking place in several neighborhoods of the city. The campaign to liberate ...

IS Leader al-Baghdadi Believed to Be Alive and Hiding

BAS News - 2017-08-31 22:40
ERBIL — The leader of the so-called Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to be alive and hiding in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, between Iraq and Syria, a Pentagon official said on Thursday. According to General Stephen Townsend, Chie ...

IS Punishes Anyone Who Does not Use Their Currency

BAS News - 2017-08-25 23:38
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) passed a new directive on Friday to punish anyone who uses currency other than the one issued by the extremist group. IS preachers announced during the Friday sermons in the towns of Anah, Rawa and Qaim in western Anbar, that t ...

Kurdistan in September, be or not to be

Waar Media - 2017-08-24 14:48
WAAR-DUHOK: By Yousif Zawi After 101 years since Sykes-Picot agreement, the Kurds are seems to achieve their dream of self-determination thorough a democratic votes in historical referendum. The date declared to be September 25th in a meeting organised b ...

Barcelona attack suspects questioned in court

Waar Media - 2017-08-22 16:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Four men suspected to be the surviving members of the 12-man group which plotted the August 17 Barcelona attack appeared in court in Madrid on Tuesday. They were brought to the Spanish capital in a convoy of police vehicles to answer charges ...

350 Yezidi Abductees Believed to Be in Tel Afar: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-20 12:49
ERBIL Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has estimated 350 Kurdish Yezidi abductees to be held by Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq’s northern town of Tel Afar. In a statement to BasNews, Eidan Kalo, head of KRG’s office for Yezidi Abductees' Affairs ...