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Iraq: Armed men trap election workers in Kirkuk, block count

Iraq: Armed men trap election workers in Kirkuk, block count

Washington Post - 2018-05-16 19:38
Iraqi officials said Wednesday that armed men have trapped election workers inside their offices in Kirkuk, disrupting the vote count in the northern city at the heart of a long-running dispute with Iraqi Kurds. ...

Arabs and Turkmen Continue Protesting Election Results in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-05-21 00:19
ERBIL — More than one week after Iraq’s parliamentary election, Arabs and Turkmens in Kirkuk continue to demonstrate and reject the polls’ results. The protesting factions suspect the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) of influence the vote in its favour ...

IHEC Agrees on Counting Votes Manually in Kirkuk: Sources

BAS News - 2018-05-13 21:10
ERBIL - After multiple sides rejected the results of the Iraqi parliamentary election held on Saturday, Independent High Electoral Commission agreed on manually counting the votes in Kirkuk province, sources said. Almost all parties have so far rejected ...

In Kirkuk, Electoral commissioners to be arrested for violations

Waar Media - 2018-05-12 21:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has issued a decree to detain all of the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission officers in the polling stations in Kirkuk province after the process is ended, including the head of the office for investigation p ...

Kirkuk: Bombing Kills Three People Amid Election

BAS News - 2018-05-12 21:20
ERBIL — At least three civilians were killed on Saturday as the result of a bomb blast in Kirkuk province while parliamentary elections were underway. Iraqi media reports cited security sources who confirmed that several other improvised explosive device ...

Rudaw: ‘Catastrophic’ low turnout in Kirkuk a ‘big betrayal’: PUK

Justice for Kurds - 2018-05-12 19:07
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Aso Mamand, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) chief in Kirkuk, urged voters to turn out in the final hours of polling, describing non-participation as “a big betrayal.” Qubad Talabani, deputy prime minister of the KRG, earli ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Threatens Kurdish Voters in Kirkuk: Source

BAS News - 2018-05-12 12:56
ERBIL - Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraqi federal police, including the country's counterterrorism forces are committing violations against Kurdish voters in Kirkuk, a source said. According to the information BasNews has learned, the ...

Unidentified Armed Men Open Fire at Kurdistan TV Office in Sulaymaniya

BAS News - 2018-05-11 11:02
ERBIL - A group of unidentified armed men opened fire at the Kurdistan TV channel’s office in Sulaymaniya province overnight on Thursday, said an official. Head of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leading council to Sulaymaniya, Ata Sheikh Hassan told re ...

Opening the Foundation of shahid families in Tabqa city

SDF Press - 2018-05-02 00:06
In a public and official presence of the military, civilians and politicians, opened today in Tabqa city the institution of shahid families in order to identify the requirements of their families and help them as much as possible. The opening began with a ...

Management of the wounded in the territory of Al-Jazzera

SDF Press - 2018-05-01 16:49
The management of the affairs of the wounded and their health care is a national and humanitarian duty. It is the one who sets the foundation for the freedom and democracy movement,The department of wounded affairs plays the role of a compassionate mother ...

A spot light about the life of a fighter

SDF Press - 2018-04-27 03:26
The mines left behind by Daesh in Raqqa city continue to kill the civilians and others have been injured, and those civilians are living in a horror. One of the mines victims was the fighter Mohnd Raqqa who resist and challenge the death, tells us what ha ...

Armed Men Attack, Loot House of Kurdish Civilian in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-04-16 23:49
ERBIL - A group of unidentified armed men raided on Monday the house of a Kurdish engineer in Kirkuk province, looting his properties. A security official who wished to remain anonymous said that the suspects have committed the crime in Rzgari neighborho ...