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Foreign Ministry: Extradition of Iraqi Kurdish suspect ‘illegal’

Foreign Ministry: Extradition of Iraqi Kurdish suspect ‘illegal’ - Kurdistan24

Iran Cuts Flow of 42 Rivers into Iraq: Ministry

BAS News - 2018-07-04 23:47
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has accused neighbouring Iran of restraining at least 42 rivers from flowing into Iraq, causing water shortage in the country. Iraqi Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Ahmed Mahjoub said at a seminar in Baghdad that measures hav ...

Baghdad Rejects Extradition of Kurdish Journalist to Ankara

BAS News - 2018-06-23 15:38
ERBIL - After one week of detention in Iraq at the request of the Turkish authorities, a Kurdish female journalist was released on Saturday and Baghdad refused to extradite her to Ankara, said a Kurdish official. Speaking to Kurdistan 24, Arez Abdullah, ...

Damascus Condemns Turkish, US Military Presence in Manbij

BAS News - 2018-06-20 13:53
ERBIL — Syrian Foreign ministry has decried the military presence of Turkish and US forces in near the Kurdish town of Manbij in north of the country. "Syria expresses its strong condemnation and absolute rejection of the incursion of Turkish and America ...

Kirkuk: Iraqi Security Forces Kill, Wound Four Members of Kurdish Family

BAS News - 2018-06-14 11:54
ERBIL - At least four members of a Kurdish family were killed or wounded overnight on Wednesday in Kirkuk province after the Iraqi security forces opened fire at them, sources said. According the information BasNews has obtained, the incident occurred in ...

Turkish Court Refuses Release of Kurdish Presidential Candidate

BAS News - 2018-06-14 01:20
ERBIL — Turkish Constitutional Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal to release Kurdish presidential nominee Selahattin Demirtas. The Kurdish politician, who also served as the co-chair of pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has been put behind ...

Assassin of Peshmerga Officer Captured in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-06-13 23:57
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces have captured one individual who has admitted assassination of the Kurdish Peshmerga officer overnight Tuesday. Chief of Erbil Police, confirmed the report and said the suspect was arrested only hours after the assassinati ...

Baghdad Criticizes Erbil for Extradition of Murderer of German Girl

BAS News - 2018-06-13 13:01
ERBIL - After Kurdistan Region’s security forces extradited on Saturday a man who was accused of killing a 14-year-old girl in Germany, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry criticized the Kurdish and Germany authorities, calling the move as "a violation of the law ...

Barzani: Current status of disputed Kurdish territories is not acceptable

Waar Media - 2018-06-12 19:20
WAAR-DUHOK: Prominent Kurdish leader and the president of ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Masoud Barzani, reiterated on Tuesday that the way out of the current crisis in Iraq is through genuine partnership, consensus and balanced power that could ...

Canada says no longer aiding Iraqi Kurds

The New Mail - 2018-06-10 10:17
Canadian special forces have ended their training support for Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters, the defense department confirmed on Friday, after Ottawa suspended the assistance in October. Canada is part of… The post Canada says no longer aiding Iraqi K ...

KRG PM Barzani: We will seriously be part of Iraqi government form talks

Waar Media - 2018-05-16 16:45
WAAR-DUHOK: A high-level Kurdish delegation soon will visit Baghdad to engage in talks on the formation of the next Iraqi government. “In the near future [the Kurdish leadership] will go to Baghdad and begin talks with all the Iraqi parties to form the g ...

Kurdistan PM Urges Kurdish Sides to Unite in Baghdad Politics

BAS News - 2018-05-16 16:41
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani said on Wednesday in a press conference that all of the Kurdish factions need to work together to address any issues regarding the results of the Iraqi parliamentary election and unite in Baghdad. "Kurds shou ...