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Arab League Summit to Discuss IDPs in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-04-15 13:48
ERBIL — The Arab leaders are meeting today (15th April) in Saudi Arabia to discuss a range of issues pertaining to the Arab world, including the Iraqi refugees and IDPs still away from their homes. King Salman of Saudi Arabia will chair Sunday's summit i ...

France Calls on Russia to Join Political Solution for Syria

BAS News - 2018-04-15 12:38
ERBIL — France is calling on Russia to join the efforts aiming at a political solution to the growing crisis in Syria. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in an interview published on Sunday in the Journal du Dimanche newspaper that "we shoul ...

Documentary screening: ‘The Voice of the Yazidi Women’

The American University of Kurdistan - 2018-04-12 02:01
Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan – October 25, 2017 – The Center for Peace and Human Security at the American University of Kurdistan hosted the screening of the documentary film “The Voice of Yazidi Women”, in collaboration with YAZDA, a global Yazidi organization ...

Documentary screening: ‘A Kurdish dream: War and peace’

The American University of Kurdistan - 2018-04-11 02:00
Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan – January 28, 2018 – The Center for Peace and Human Security at the American University of Kurdistan hosted the screening of the documentary film “The Kurdish Dream: War or Peace” by Kae Bahar, in collaboration with the Center for R ...

Iraqi Police Officer Injures Teacher After His Son Failed Exam

BAS News - 2018-04-09 22:34
ERBIL — An Iraqi police officer on Monday opened fire at a teacher after his son failed to pass an exam at school. The incident took place in Dor district of Salahaddin province. The teacher was immediately taken to the hospital for medical attention. Ir ...

SDF Ready for Joint Anti-IS Operation with Iraq

BAS News - 2018-04-04 21:45
ERBIL — A leading member of the Movement for a Democratic Society (TEV-DEM) said on Wednesday that the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are ready to cooperate with the Iraqi government on a joint anti-Islamic State (IS) operation on the border ...

30% of Nineveh Plains Residents Displaced Again

BAS News - 2018-03-18 20:38
ERBIL — At least 30% of the people of Nineveh Plains have once again escaped their hometowns after returning in the post-Islamic State (IS) era, said a Christian activist. The new wave of displaced people are due to the insecurity in their areas under th ...