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KDP, PUK to Meet This Week Prior to Talks with Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-07-15 01:37
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet on Monday this week. The two major Kurdish political parties will discuss a draft of package for talks in Baghdad over Erbil’s demand pertaining to the fu ...

Iraq: Angry Protesters Set Office of Abadi’s Party Ablaze

BAS News - 2018-07-13 21:07
ERBIL — Angry protesters in Iraq’s southern province of Misan have set the headquarter of Iraqi Islamic Dawa Party on fire. Media reports also said the headquarter for Hikmah Movement, lead by Ammar al-Hakim, had also came under attack by the protesters. ...

Serena Williams into Wimbledon final to set up chance of 24th major title

Waar Media - 2018-07-13 15:03
WAAR-DUHOK: It was Julia Görges’ good luck to be drawn against the world’s 181st-ranked player in the semi-finals here. Or it would have been if that player had not happened to be Serena Williams. She swept Görges aside 6-2, 6-4 in an hour and 10 minutes ...

Mass Arrests of Kurdish Activists in Different Cities of Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-07-13 02:01
In the past few days, security forces have arrested at least seven Kurdish civil and cultural activists in Kangavar, Kermanshah, and Koohdasht. There is no information available on the fate of several of them. An anonymous source, who did not want to be i ...

AUK is proud to announce the launch of ELI in Mosul

The American University of Kurdistan - 2018-07-12 02:00
Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – July 11, 2018 – The American University of Kurdistan (AUK) is proud to announce the launch of the English Language Institute (ELI) in Mosul. ELI Mosul will provide comprehensive training at multiple levels in English lang ...

MHE grants licenses AUK to open colleges of Medicine and Nursing

The American University of Kurdistan - 2018-07-10 02:01
Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq– July, 8th 2018- The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for the Kurdistan Regional Government grants American University of Kurdistan licenses to start the establishment of both colleges of Medicine and Nu ...

Barzani receives State of Law and al-Fatih Coalition in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-07-08 14:35
WAAR-DUHOK: Delegations from the State of Law and al-Fatih Coalition met with Kurdish leader and president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Saturday to discuss the future Iraqi government. The visiting delegation reportedly hopes to invite the larg ...

Najmaddin Karim: Current Instability in Kirkuk a Result of October Events

BAS News - 2018-07-05 14:49
ERBIL - The current instable and militarized situation in Kirkuk province is an outcome of the October events when a certain group within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) led the Iraqi forces into the city, the legitimate governor of Kirkuk, Najmad ...

KDP, PUK politburos to hold meeting over joint delegation to Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-07-04 18:36
WAAR-DUHOK: The politburos of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet on Wednesday to discuss a joint delegation to Baghdad. The joint delegation would be negotiating over the future government in Baghdad. ...

KDP, PUK Politburos to Meet over Next Round of Talks with Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-07-03 22:36
ERBIL — The politburos of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet on Wednesday to discuss a joint delegation to Baghdad. The joint delegation would be negotiating over the future government in Baghdad. PUK ...

IFC Invests $269 mln in Iraq to Reconstruct Telecom Operations

BAS News - 2018-06-26 22:44
BAGHDAD (IFC) — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a financing package of $269 million to Zain Iraq, a leading mobile network operator, to help reconstruct the country’s telecom operations and spur economic growth. IFC arranged a $269 mi ...

PUK Official Warns of IS Sleeper Cells in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-06-25 12:36
ERBIL - Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) politburo member Aso Mamand warned on Monday of Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells in Kirkuk province saying that the security of the city is at a great risk if the Peshmerga forces won't return to the province. T ...

Turkish Bombardment of Kurdistan Border Regions Continues

BAS News - 2018-06-20 15:03
ERBIL — Turkish artillery units carried out multiple strikes on Kurdistan Region border areas on Wednesday, allegedly targeting the positions for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Ehsan Chalabi, head of local administration in Sidakan subdistrict of Er ...

After the Trump-Kim Summit: Now Comes the Hard Part

International Crisis Group - 2018-06-18 19:33
Last week the world watched the first-ever meeting between a North Korean leader and a U.S. president. Crisis Group offers a 360-degree view of how the summit played in the U.S., the Korean peninsula, China and Japan – and what it may mean going forward. ...

Barzani congratulates Muslims on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr

Waar Media - 2018-06-15 23:13
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish prominent leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani on Thursday congratulated Muslims on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. Muslims in the Kurdistan Region and most Muslim countries will celebrate the end of Ramadan an ...

Atmosphere of Fear in Oshnavieh, Sardasht and Sarv Abad

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-06-15 02:03
Following the conflict between one of the Kurdish parties and Iran’s guards, strict security measures have been taken in these areas and some regions of Kurdistan during the recent days. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that at 22:0 ...