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Five Caspian Sea states sign landmark convention

Five Caspian Sea states sign landmark convention

Rûdaw - 2018-08-12 18:02
Iran is viewed as a potential loser in the deal ...
Five Caspian Sea states sign landmark convention - Rûdaw

IS Kidnaps, Beheads Kurdish Civilians in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2018-09-10 10:25
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a Kurdish village in vicinity of Khanaqin district, north of Diyala province, overnight on Sunday and kidnapped four Kurdish civilians, a source said. The beheaded bodies of the victims were later found outsi ...

Over 15 IS Members, Including a Judge, Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-09-06 00:18
ERBIL - Iraqi security forces have captured a judge of the Islamic State (IS) militant group alongside 15 other extremists in southwestern Kirkuk during different military campaigns, a security source said on Wednesday. "Acting upon a tip-off, the securi ...

Nechirvan Barzani says “Kurdistan is stepping towards a brighter future,” on occasion of Eid al-Adha

Waar Media - 2018-08-21 20:22
WAAR-DUHOK: Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said in an online message that the Kurdistan Region is making progress and it is stepping towards a better future. Barzani made the remark in a message on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. He congratulated those wh ...

IS Kills, Wounds Three Iraqi Troops near Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2018-08-21 16:18
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a military outpost for the Iraqi army overnight Monday in a village near Tuz Khurmatu, said a source. The extremist group has killed at least one Iraqi soldier and wounded two others, said Mohammed Fayiq, for ...

IS Attacks Syrian Government, SDF Forces in Deir Ezzor

BAS News - 2018-08-19 23:33
ERBIL - Islamic State (IS) extremists attacked on Sunday the Syrian regime headquarters as well as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Deir Ezzor, a report said. According to Enab Baladi News, as cited by Iraqi News, the militants have targeted ...

Karim Parwizi : we are looking forward to seeing the United States’ and other countries’ political support for the Kurdish movement in Rojhelat

Kurdpa - 2018-08-18 21:30
Kurdpa Agency: The ‘Fars news Agency’, a semi-official website of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) published a commentary accusing the United States Consulate in Erbil of ‘provoking instability in Kurdistan’ (Iranian Kurdistan). ...

Iraqi Forces Arrest Five Women in Mosul over Links with IS

BAS News - 2018-08-14 17:13
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces arrested five women in the northern city of Mosul whom were identified as Islamic State (IS) members, interior ministry said. According to a statement by the ministry, the five women used to work for IS’s morality police whi ...

Yezidi Family of Five Freed from IS

BAS News - 2018-08-13 21:43
ERBIL - A Yezidi family of five was liberated on Monday from the grip of Islamic State (IS), Kurdistan Region’s office for Yezidi Abductees’ Affairs said. Hussein Qaidi, head of the office, said in a statement that identified as Ghazal Ali Ghulo with fou ...

Caspian states sign convention on Caspian Sea’s status

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 16:56
WAAR-DUHOK: The presidents of Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan have signed a convention on the status of the Caspian Sea. At the fifth Caspian summit, Vladimir Putin, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Hasan Rouhani, Ilkham Aliyev and Gurbanguly ...

Turkey Claims It “Neutralised” Five PKK Fighters, Including “Most Wanted”

BAS News - 2018-08-12 12:22
ERBIL — Turkish interior ministry claimed that the country’s army had “neutralised” five fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in east and southeast of Turkey. Turkish government statements often use the work “neutralise” in order to not reveal ...

IS kills at least five near Iraq’s biggest oil refinery: Security

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-11 21:26
Children in front of a damaged sign displaying the flag of the Islamic State (IS), whose militants continue to launch insurgent attacks in several provinces of Iraq. (Photo: Archive) ...

Five Members of an Iraqi Family Killed by Gunmen

BAS News - 2018-08-11 15:14
ERBIL — A group of unidentified armed men broke into a house in a village near the Iraqi town of Baiji (Salahaddin Province) early morning on Saturday, killing five members of a family, a security source said. The gunmen killed two brothers instantly in ...

Ankara Claims it "Neutralized" Five PKK Fighters

BAS News - 2018-08-08 00:28
ERBIL - Turkish army claimed on Tuesday that it has "neutralized" a total five fighters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). A security source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Anadolu Agency that the five fighters "were spotted by a drone ...

Iraq Sentences Five to Death over Links with IS

BAS News - 2018-08-07 22:54
ERBIL - An Iraqi court has sentenced five people to death over ties with the Islamic State (IS), a spokesperson of the judicial authorities said on Tuesday. Abdul-Sattar al-Bayraqdar, a spokesperson of the Iraqi judicial council, said in a statement that ...

Crime of aggression or Turkish aggression against the territory of Afrin

SDF Press - 2018-08-06 10:28
The crime of aggression is a very serious crime because of its serious effects on the fundamental values ​​and interests of peoples and States as a whole and of the aggressor in particular. These are the interests that the international community is tryin ...

Bolton: No US government involvement in Venezuela drone blast

Waar Media - 2018-08-05 20:25
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States government had no involvement in Saturday’s drone blast at a military event where Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said Sunday. “I can say unequivocally ther ...

Senior IS Intelligence Official, Two Members Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-07-18 20:25
ERBIL - At least three Islamic State (IS) members, including a senior intelligence official, were captured by the Iraqi security forces in southwestern Kirkuk on Wednesday, said a report. "The 19th brigade launched a security operation in southwestern Ki ...

Is democracy constantly voting itself out in the elections?

Theprint - 2018-07-18 13:09

US to arm two more Peshmerga brigades – if Baghdad permits it

Rûdaw - 2018-07-16 22:57
The US assistance is part of a program established in 2016 to help defeat ISIS ...