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Barzani Gives Hope to Kurds in Middle East: German Ambassador

Barzani Gives Hope to Kurds in Middle East: German Ambassador

BAS News - 2019-02-05 12:30
ERBIL — The Ambassador of Germany in Iraq Serel Non has underscored the role of Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani in the regional politics and noted that the former president of Kurdistan Region gives hope to his people in the Middle East. Non, accompanied b ...
Barzani Gives Hope to Kurds in Middle East: German Ambassador - BAS News

Today Marks 28th Anniversary of Kurdistan Uprising

BAS News - 2019-03-05 09:32
ERBIL — Twenty eight years ago on 5th March, the people of Kurdistan Region embarked on a nationwide uprising to stand against the oppressive regime of Baath. On this day in 1991, people in Raniya district of Sulaymaniyah poured into the streets and push ...

[PICTURES]: Peshmerga Opens Museum of Explosives Seized from IS

BAS News - 2019-02-28 10:01
ERBIL — Peshmerga forces of Kurdistan Region have opened a museum to exhibit explosives they seized from the Islamic State (IS) during the deadly war between 2014 and 2017. The Kurdish forces were fighting the jihadists group on the forefront of an inter ...

Barzani on Bernard Dorin’s Passing: He Was a Friend of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-02-23 15:25
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region has expressed condolences on the passing of French diplomat and former ambassador Bernard Dorin. Barzani has sent condolences in a message to the family of Dorin, according to his ...

Masrour Barzani, US Envoy Discuss Politics, Security in Iraq, Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-16 21:16
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, met on Saturday with the Special US Presidential Envoy James Jeffery in Germany, where they discussed various political and security issues. According to a statement by the ...

Masrour Barzani Urges Russia to Preserve Rights of Kurds in Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-15 14:31
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani has reiterated his concerns over the future of Kurds in Syria, urging Russia to help preserve a better future for the Kurds within a political settlement to the Syrian crisis. ...

U.S. forces withdrawal from Syria likely to start in ‘weeks’, top general says

E-Kurd - 2019-02-11 14:01
WASHINGTON,— The United States is likely just weeks away from starting the withdrawal of ground troops from Syria ordered by President Donald Trump, the top U.S. commander overseeing American forces in the Middle East said on Sunday. U.S. Army General Jo ...

Kurds in Greece to stage three-day march for Ocalan

ANF - 2019-02-10 18:40
Kurds in Greece are preparing for a long march to condemn the international conspiracy against Abdullah Ocalan. ...

Saudi’s Robot Citizen to Attend Middle East Fin Tech Forum

Waar Media - 2019-02-10 09:13
Sophia the Robot will be joined at the forum by her creator #David Hanson, founder of #Hanson Robotics. The post Saudi’s Robot Citizen to Attend Middle East Fin Tech Forum appeared first on WAARmedia. ...

Afrin children in Shehba hope to return home

ANF - 2019-02-10 06:08
War and displacement have significantly affected the people of Afrin, particularly the children who after the occupation of their homes were forced to live in IDP camps in the Shehba region. ...

Iraq Loses Millions of Dollars Due to Corruption in Oil Contracts: Official

BAS News - 2019-02-09 22:13
ERBIL - Iraq has lost millions of US dollars due to corruption in the oil contracts, the Parliament's Committee of Oil and Gas said on Saturday. "Our committee will investigate all of the oil contracts," Haibat Hamad, a member of the committee, said in a ...

Masrour Barzani: Consensus Needed to Preserve Kurds’ Rights in Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-06 15:27
ERBIL — The political sides in Syrian Kurdistan are needed to work for consensus and understanding in order to preserve the rights of Kurds at the wake of the recent developments in Syria, Masrour Barznai, Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, ...

Barzani Gives Hope to Kurds in Middle East: German Ambassador

Gulan Media - 2019-02-06 00:46

PM Barzani Invites Greek Firms to Invest in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-02-03 14:02
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has encouraged Greek firms to visit the Kurdistan Region and enjoy potential economy to invest in. The topic was discussed on Sunday when Barzani received first consul general of Greece, Efthymios ...

Trump tells worried ally ‘I love the Kurds’ in hotel meeting

The Kurdish Project - 2019-02-03 02:52
This is not the first time Trump has professed his love for the Kurdish people, who make up a large portion of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. The post Trump tells worried ally ‘I love the Kurds’ in hotel meeting appeared first on The Kurdish Pro ...

Trump: US troops will stay in Middle East to protect Israel – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-01-31 17:54

Peshmerga Repels IS Attack near Khanaqin

BAS News - 2019-01-31 14:20
ERBIL — Peshmerga forces of Kurdistan Region overnight on Wednesday thwarted an attack by the Islamic State (IS) militants in the vicinity of Khanaqin district. According to a local source, the jihadists attacked an outpost of Peshmerga forces’ 3rd Briga ...

US Senator Introduces Amendment to Protect Kurds in Syria

BAS News - 2019-01-30 13:43
ERBIL — US Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) has introduced the Authorization for Use of Force to Defend the Kurds in Syria Resolution as an amendment to the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act. “There must always be a moral component to Amer ...

Christians Integral Part of Kurdistan: Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2019-01-27 13:23
ERBIL — The Christians, who have lived in Kurdistan for centuries in peace, are an integral part of the society, said Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani. The top Kurdish security official, while receiving a high-level ...

People in Kurdistan Region stormed a Turkish base

ANF - 2019-01-26 15:08
Kurdish people in Sheladize town in Derelok district of Kurdistan Region marched to a Turkish base in protest of Turkish bombardment in the area. Protesters occupied the Turkish base and set fire to the installations. ...

Continued Arrest of Political and Environmental Activists in Kurdistan: Former Deputy of Kurdistan Branch of National Unity Party Arrested

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-09 02:00
Following further arrest of Kurdish activists in various cities of Kurdistan, Zanyar Zamiran, a former deputy of the Kurdistan branch of National Unity Party was arrested and transferred to the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre. Kurdistan Human Ri ...