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Officials: Taliban try to take Afghan city, kill at least 14

Officials: Taliban try to take Afghan city, kill at least 14 - Rûdaw

Polluted Water Sends Scores of People to Hospital in Basra: Source

BAS News - 2018-08-21 00:21
ERBIL - Hundreds of poisoning cases have been recorded in the Iraqi southern province of Basra due to the high amount of salt in the water, a local source said on Monday. The source who wished to remain anonymous, noted that at least 200 patients were re ...

IS Kills 14 Iraqi Soldiers, Shi’ite Militiamen

BAS News - 2018-08-12 15:50
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) insurgents carried out multiple attacks on Iraqi troops and Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi across the country, killing at least 14. According to the group’s Amaq News Agency, three Hashd al-Shaabi militiamen wer ...

Twin Blasts Leave 12 People Dead, Injured in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-08-12 01:01
ERBIL - At least 12 people were either killed or wounded in a twin bomb explosions in southeastern Mosul, officials from the city said on Saturday. Iraqi News cited Colonel Ahmed al-Jabouri while talking to The Baghdad Post website as saying that two peo ...

The Sports Committee in Raqqa rehabilitates the city’s playgrounds

SDF Press - 2018-08-11 19:43
Raqqa -The Sports Committee of Raqqa civil Council continues to rehabilitate the city’s playgrounds. The committee also launched football tournaments in the city and its countryside. Raqqa city and its countryside after a liberation Raqqa city, witnessed ...

Finland to Send Military Advisors to Train Iraqi Forces

BAS News - 2018-08-11 11:57
ERBIL — The Finnish government has announced that it will send a number of military advisors to Iraq to take part in NATO training mission for Iraqi troops. “The President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy decid ...

Iraqi Protesters Plan to Take Back to Streets

BAS News - 2018-08-05 10:35
ERBIL — Thousands of Iraqis are planning to stage a new round of protests in the country’s capital city and across southern provinces. According to announcements by the demonstration organisers, protesters on Sunday will again pour onto the streets in Ba ...

Ankara to Take Legal Action if Washington Doesn't Deliver F-35 Jets

BAS News - 2018-07-31 21:02
ERBIL - Turkey vowed on Tuesday to take legal action against the United States if the NATO ally does not deliver the F-35 warplanes to Ankara, a report said. Even though Ankara has already paid for the transfer of the F-35 jets from the US to Turkey, the ...

48 Kurdish officials left Kirkuk since October 2017: council member

E-Kurd - 2018-07-19 21:35
KIRKUK, Northern Iraq,— Up to 48 Kurdish officials have left Kirkuk since Iraqi forces retook the city from the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in October 2017, a member of Kirkuk Provincial Council has said. Speaking to Voice of America/Kurdish on Wednesday, A ...

Putin-Trump meeting in Helsinki to be held between a.m. and p.m.

Waar Media - 2018-07-13 20:02
WAAR-DUHOK: A summit meeting between Russian and US Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, will take place in Helsinki between 08:00 a.m. and 04:00 p.m. local time on July 16, Ilta-Sanomat said on Friday citing the Finnish Foreign Ministry. The pos ...