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Lashing Rainfall Shuts Down Schools in Kurdistan

Lashing Rainfall Shuts Down Schools in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-03-31 01:17
ERBIL - Authorities in the Kurdistan Region's provinces of Erbil, Sulaimaniya and Halabja have announced Sunday a holiday for schools as heavy rainfalls and floods are forecasted in the region. "For the sake of public interest and the safety of the lives ...
Lashing Rainfall Shuts Down Schools in Kurdistan - BAS News

Prime Minister Barzani and U.S. Vice President discuss developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq

KRG-Spain - 2019-04-30 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani held a phone call with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. They discussed the latest security developments in the disputed territories and the political situation in the Kurdis ...

Four Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with Kurdish PKK: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-04-20 16:25
ISTANBUL,— Four Turkish soldiers were killed on Friday in clashes with Kurdish fighters from from Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) near the border with Iraqi Kurdistan, Turkey’s Defence Ministry said on Saturday. Demiroren News Agency said a military base h ...

KRG Announces a Three-day Holiday for Christian Public Servants on Easter

BAS News - 2019-04-19 00:14
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs announced a three-day holiday for Christian public servants on the occasion of Easter, a spokesperson confirmed on Thursday. "Three days next week which would be Sunday, Monday, a ...

Trump Vetoes Resolution On Ending US Support in Yemen

Waar Media - 2019-04-17 12:45
WAAR_DUHOK President Donald Trump vetoed a resolution Tuesday that called for the U.S. to end support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. “This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of ...

Kurdistan: Garmiyan Remembers Victims of Anfal Campaign

BAS News - 2019-04-11 13:09
ERBIL — The local administration and people in Garmiyan, Kurdistan Region, launched a week of remembrance on the 31st anniversary of genocidal Anfal campaign by the former Baath Regime against the people of Kurdistan. Bestoon Zhalayi, one of the organize ...

Gazprom Announces Increased Production in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-05 14:25
ERBIL — Russia’s Gazprom Neft announced on Thursday that it has increased production at the Sarqala field in Kurdistan Region. The giant oil company said a new production well has helped boosting production at the field by 25%. “Potential production at t ...

[PICTURES]: Heavy Rainfall Blocks Main Roads in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-02 13:29
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region was hit by a wave of heavy rainfalls that resulted in the blockage of several main roads. According to the information obtained by BasNews, heavy rocks have fallen on the road connecting Raniya, Koysinjaq and Doukan. Local munici ...

[PICTURES] Prde: Kurdish District Partially Evacuated as Flood Hits

BAS News - 2019-04-02 13:29
ERBIL — Increasing water level of Zab River has resulted in the evacuation of two neighborhoods of Prde (Altun Kopri) as heavy rainfalls caused flood in the region. Prde is located some 40 kilometers northwest of Kirkuk, about 50 kilometers from Erbil. T ...

Christians to Join and Support New Cabinet in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-01 14:22
ERBIL — The Christian factions in the Kurdistan Region will join the new government and they will contribute to the development of the region through a strong government, said a Christian lawmaker. The Kurdistan Region has been known as the safe haven fo ...

European delegation visited HDP deputies on hunger strike in Amed

ANF - 2019-03-31 08:34
A European delegation will be in Kurdistan today to follow the local elections and will visit the HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Güven who has been on hunger strike for 144 days as well as the other deputies fasting. ...

Weather Alert as Heavy Rainfall Expected in Kurdistan

Gulan Media - 2019-03-31 03:22

Weather Alert as Heavy Rainfall Expected in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-03-30 14:01
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s directorate of Meteorology and Seismology has issued a weather alert as heavy rainfalls are expected with the threat of flash floods. “A heavy rainfall is expected to hit Kurdistan Region with thunder and storm, starting Saturd ...

Thousands of voters travel from Istanbul to Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-03-30 12:31
HDP’s Mobile Voters Commission sent thousands of voters to their hometowns in Kurdistan so they can vote. ...

In Iraqi Kurdistan region, a robe for religious coexistence

E-Kurd - 2019-03-28 15:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— With her robe featuring a cross, crescent, two stars and the winged symbol of Zoroastrianism, a Kurdish artist hopes to reconcile a part of Iraq ravaged by jihadists. Shanaz Jamal, 40, says she has already been ass ...

Kurdistan / Flood, also brings Mines

Kurdpa - 2019-03-27 15:45
Kurdpa Agency: Moving unexploded land mines in Kurdistan, in addition to flood dangers, threatens the lives of Kurdish citizens. ...

Kurdish Fields Medal Laureate Awarded Honorary Doctorate in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-03-27 15:39
ERBIL — The University of Salahaddin in Erbil awarded an honorary doctorate to famous Kurdish mathematician Caucher Birkar after he won the prestigious Fields Medal in 2018. The honorary doctorate was awarded during a massive event attended by Kurdistan ...

Over 20 Yezidis Reunite with Families in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-03-25 22:01
ERBIL - A total of 21 Yezidis, who had recently been liberated from the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, arrived in the Kurdistan Region on Monday afternoon and reunited with their family members. The civilians had been abducted by the militants since 2014 w ...

Wave of Rains and Snow Sweeping The Kurdistan Region

Waar Media - 2019-03-07 11:17
WAAR_DUHOK The Directorate of the Aeronautics and Seismic Observations in the Kurdistan Region predicted that a new wave of the airport and snow will begin to take place in the areas and cities of the region. The Directorate said in a report that the atm ...