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Kurdistan, Iran to Swap Prisoners

Kurdistan, Iran to Swap Prisoners

BAS News - 2019-02-11 18:27
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region and Iran have decided to swap their prisoners who have been held on different charges, an official said on Monday. Talking to BasNews, Ahmed Najmadin, a senior official from the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, said that the ...
Kurdistan, Iran to Swap Prisoners - BAS News

Death Toll From Collapse of Indonesian Mine Rises to 16

Waar Media - 2019-03-06 12:13
WAAR_DUHOK The death toll from the collapse of a gold mine in Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province has risen to 16, according to an official from the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). Speaking about the latest developments, spokesperson Sutopo P ...

Deputy Minister of Peshmerga received high delegation from the German Ministry of Defense

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-03-03 06:26
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On February 26th, 2019, Sarbast Lazgin (Deputy Minister of Peshmerga) and Lieutenant General Jamal Mohammad (Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff) received a high delegation from the German Ministry of Defense consisting of Colone ...

Our forces managed to rescue 24 of our comrades who have been held hostage by ISIS

SDF Press - 2019-02-28 17:46
Due to our commitment to the protection of civilian lives and our attempts to liberate our comrades who have been held as hostages, our forces have stopped the military operations in the small ISIS-held area in the town of Bagouz, thereby separating civil ...

Agriculture and Food Conference held between the Kurdistan Region and the Netherlands

KRG-Spain - 2019-02-26 00:03
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), Minister Falah Mustafa participated in conference discussions of cooperation between the Kurdistan Region and Netherlands ...

Civilians Yet to Evacuate Last Pocket of IS: SDF

BAS News - 2019-02-21 20:47
ERBIL - The civilians, who had been expected to leave the last pocket of the Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria on Thursday, have so far were unable to escape, an official from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) was quoted as saying. Talking ...

Baghdad Condemns Turkish Attacks In Northern Iraq, Kurdistan - Ambassador To UN - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-02-13 22:08

Syrian Regime, Turkey-backed Rebels Swap Prisoners

BAS News - 2019-02-12 22:56
ERBIL - Turkish-backed Syrian rebel group exchanged their prisoners on Tuesday under the supervision of Turkey and Russia, an official said. Talking to BasNews, Yousif Hamood, a spokesperson for the rebel group, explained that the process was done at the ...

Push for Gun Control: KRG Destroys Thousands of Unlicensed Weapons

BAS News - 2019-02-12 13:38
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Interior on Tuesday destroyed nearly 5,000 pieces of unlicensed weapons as part of its efforts to control gun possession in private hands. Nali Nawzad, an official from the ministry, told BasNews that the weapons we ...

Spanish Ambassador to Iraq, Juan José Escobar Stemmann, visited Kurdistan region

KRG-Spain - 2019-02-12 00:03
Erbil, Kurdistan region of Iraq – Spanish Ambassador to Iraq, Juan José Escobar Stemmann, visited the Kurdistan Region on Saturday and met with KRG leaders to discuss relations between Kurdistan Region and Spain. The Ambassador Escobar Stemmann was accomp ...

Iran to Continue Developing Ballistic Missiles Despite US's Pressure: Rouhani

BAS News - 2019-02-11 23:18
ERBIL - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has made it clear that Tehran will continue to build up its military and develop the missile program despite mounting international pressure. Rouhani made the comment at a rally in the capital Tehran marking the 4 ...

Spanish Amb. visits Kurdistan Region to discuss the fostering of bilateral relations

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-11 00:18

Despite Hard Life, IDPs in Kurdistan Unwilling to Return to Mosul: Report

BAS News - 2019-02-09 21:45
ERBIL - Despite the hard life the IDPs from Iraqi city of Mosul, who are based in the Kurdistan Region's Khazir Camp in Erbil province, go through, the civilians are not willing to return home, a report said on Saturday. According to a report by Kurdista ...

Kurdistan and Iran to exchange prisoners on Monday

Rûdaw - 2019-02-08 18:17
Erbil will hand over 130 prisoners to Iran ...

Kurdistan Parliament to Elect Speaker This Month: MP

BAS News - 2019-02-07 10:59
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament is set to convene this month and elect a speaker after more than four months since the elections, a lawmaker said. As the negotiations on forming a new government hit a deadlock, main Kurdish political parties are yet ...

Kurdistan Parliament to Elect Speaker This Month: MP

Gulan Media - 2019-02-07 10:56

Iran to US: ‘Get out of Syria’ | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-02-06 15:29

President Barzani Meets Egyptian Consul in Kurdistan Region

Waar Media - 2019-02-06 14:30
WAAR_DUHOK KRG President Masoud Barzani Met Consul of the Arab Republic of Egypt Ahmad Jihad in Pirmam, Kurdistan Region. Barzani and Jihad discussed the bilateral relations between Kurdistan Region and Egypt and the political developments in the area. A ...

Masrour Barzani: Kurdistan Committed to Comprehensive Reforms

BAS News - 2019-02-05 16:31
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region is committed to bring about reforms in different sectors, said Masrour Barzani, the top Kurdish security official. He explained during a meeting with a German diplomatic delegation that the Kurdistan Region will use the assistanc ...

KDP Delegation to Meet with PUK on Monday, Discuss New Gov’t

BAS News - 2019-01-20 14:31
ERBIL — A senior delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will meet with Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Monday in Sulaymaniyah, a former lawmaker said. The two parties have been in talks since last parliamentary election, hoping to fin ...

Health Ministry Rejects Rumors of New "Dangerous Sickness" in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-01-14 22:50
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Ministry of Health has rejected the rumors claiming that a new "dangerous sickness" has broken out in the region. "Fake reports have been published on social media under the name of Ministry of Health, claiming that a new dangero ...