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Ex-Chief of Staff Suggests Erbil-Baghdad Summit on PKK-Turkey Conflict

Ex-Chief of Staff Suggests Erbil-Baghdad Summit on PKK-Turkey Conflict

BAS News - 2019-03-31 17:09
ERBIL — Iraqi army’s former chief of staff has suggested a high summit to be held between Erbil and Baghdad to discuss the ongoing conflict between Turkey and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Iraq and Kurdistan territories. For decades, the PKK has set ...
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High-level Iraqi Delegation in Erbil to Discuss "Remaining Disputes"

BAS News - 2019-04-28 15:44
ERBIL — A high-level delegation led by Iraq’s Planning Minister Nouri Dilemi has arrived in Erbil to discuss the remaining disputes between the Iraqi federal government and the regional government of Kurdistan. The first meeting was attended by Kurdistan ...

Cooperation Framework Between Erbil and Baghdad “Vital”: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-04-28 15:44
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region sees a framework to organize closer cooperation between Erbil and Baghdad as a vital step towards addressing disputes, said Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani. The remarks were made during a meeting between a high-level delegation ...

The Families of the martyrs of Hasaka hold its monthly meeting

SDF Press - 2019-04-18 17:30
Hasaka – The Council of martyrs’ families in Hasaka held a monthly meeting to discuss the council’s work, the obstacles which they face and listen to the families of martyrs, their problems and their suggestions. Hundreds of family members and families of ...

Iranian FM in Damascus to Discuss Syria Crisis

BAS News - 2019-04-16 12:57
ERBIL — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif travelled to Damascus on Tuesday to discuss the Iran-Syria ties and the ongoing crisis in the region, local media reported. Zarif met with Syrian regime President Bashar al-Assad on his arrival. “I am ...

Baghdad Delegation to Visit Erbil, Discuss Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-04-14 22:28
ERBIL — A delegation from Baghdad is set to visit Erbil on Monday to discuss the current situation and future plans in Kirkuk and other areas disputed between Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraqi government. Peshmerga official Qaraman Kamal ...

Kurdish Village Near Makhmour Evacuated in Fear of IS Attack

BAS News - 2019-04-03 13:50
ERBIL — A Kurdish village near Makhmour district, southwest of Erbil, was evacuated on Wednesday after Islamic State (IS) threats put civilian lives at stake. The village of Girdgraw is located near Qarachogh mountain around Makhmour, a disputed area und ...

KRG Spares No Efforts to Facilitate the Return of IDPs, Syrian Refugees

BAS News - 2019-03-31 21:35
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) would make every effort to facilitate the return of the IDPs and Syrian refugees to their places of origin, PM Nechirvan Barzani said on Sunday. The Kurdish premier made the remarks during a meeting in Erbi ...

[PICTURES]: Today Marks 28th Anniversary of Kurdistan Exodus 1991

BAS News - 2019-03-31 13:57
ERBIL — Every year on 31st March, people in Kurdistan Region commemorate the 1991 exodus during which time more than one million civilians were displaced by Saddam Hussein’s regime. After decades of revolutions and sacrifices for freedom, Kurdish people ...

Two Men Arrested with Large Amounts of Illicit Drugs in Soran

BAS News - 2019-03-30 12:14
ERBIL — Security forces in Soran district of Erbil province announced on Saturday the capture of two men in possession of a large amount of illicit drugs. In an online statement, directorate of counter-drugs department said the two men arrested possessed ...

Parliament Set to Discuss Reactivation of Kurdistan Presidency

BAS News - 2019-03-29 13:02
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament has scheduled a session for Saturday to discuss the reactivation of the regional presidency. According to an announcement by parliament speaker, lawmakers will convene and discuss the reactivation of presidency and the ...

IS Shifts Back to Insurgency Fight: Former Chief of Staff

BAS News - 2019-03-28 13:08
ERBIL — Since it has been defeated on the frontlines in both Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State (IS) militants have now begun an insurgency fight on both sides of the border, said Babakir Zebari, the former Chief of Staff of the Iraqi army. IS was defeate ...

Barzani Receives Kurdish Fields Medal Laureate Caucher Birkar

BAS News - 2019-03-28 11:53
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Thursday the Kurdish Fields Medal winner Caucher Birkar at his office. “Pleased to receive Kurdish mathematician, Caucher Birkar, the recipient of the ...

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 ...

Abadi Hopes to Harm Relations Between Erbil and Baghdad: Barzani Headquarter

BAS News - 2019-03-26 15:27
ERBIL - Prominent Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has criticized Haider al-Abadi over his recent remarks about Kurdistan Region, Peshmerga forces and Kirkuk, saying that Abadi hopes to damage the relations between ...

Political scheming threatens Erbil-Baghdad budget deal: Finance

Rûdaw - 2019-03-26 13:58

Iraq Rejects Trump's Recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli Territory: Minister

BAS News - 2019-03-25 23:28
ERBIL - Iraq has strongly rejected US President Donald Trump's official proclamation to recognize the "occupied Syrian Golan Heights" as part of Israel, saying that Baghdad is opposed to Israel's "annexation" of the territory under any circumstances. "Ir ...

The Ban Was Lifted on Flights Between Amed and Antab to Erbil

Waar Media - 2019-03-25 22:10
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Iraqi army sends reinforcement to Yazidi Sinjar district after YBS clashes

E-Kurd - 2019-03-22 21:01
SINJAR, northwest Iraq, The Iraqi army dispatched more than 50 armoured vehicle to the Yazidi Sinjar city and its outskirts on Friday. More than 50 military vehicles belonging to the Iraqi army’s infantry Brigade 9 have been deployed to the area, NRT TV ...

KRG to Discuss End of Salary-Saving Measures

BAS News - 2019-03-08 13:18
ERBIL — The Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Region is scheduled to convene on Friday in the afternoon to discuss the end of a measure publicly known as “salary-saving system”. According to the system, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cuts a ...

Joint Medical & Health Committee of Peshmerga and Coalition Forces held their meeting, Erbil

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-03-06 00:47
On February 26th, 2019, the Joint Medical & Health Committee of Coalition Forces and Ministry of Peshmerga held a meeting to discuss the progress of the Peshmerga Hospital in Erbil. During the meeting, the committee discussed in detail the current state ...