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Over 100 Iraqis in Saudi Arabia’s prison: Iraqi Human Rights Commission member

Over 100 Iraqis in Saudi Arabia’s prison: Iraqi Human Rights Commission member

E-Kurd - 2019-04-05 20:31
BAGHDAD,— There are more than 100 Iraqis in Saudi Arabia’s prisons, a member of Iraqi Human Rights Commission (IHRC) said on Thursday. Ali al-Bayati said in a statement that the Government of Iraq should investigate the issue in the framework of strength ...
Over 100 Iraqis in Saudi Arabia’s prison: Iraqi Human Rights Commission member - E-Kurd

Spring in Amed through ANF lenses

ANF - 2019-04-28 16:11
With the arrival of spring, there are more than 250 bird species in the Hewsel Gardens, where colourful and beautiful floral scents conquest the air. ...

Over a Dozen IS Insurgents Killed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-26 21:10
ERBIL - Over a dozen insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Thursday in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, Iraqi police said on Friday. The Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service carried out on Thursday a military operation against the jihadi ...

Iraqi MP Warns of Serious Threats in Post-IS Mosul

BAS News - 2019-04-23 15:25
ERBIL — An Iraqi lawmaker has warned that the northern Nineveh province is facing serious threats as terrorists are gravely active in the region. MP Ahmed Jarba said in a statement that the western areas of Mosul and Nineveh province in general, especial ...

Iraqi Man Arrested over Selling Wristwatches with Saddam’s Picture

BAS News - 2019-04-21 11:18
ERBIL — Police forces in Baghdad arrested a man who was selling wristwatches with pictures of Saddam Hussein, the former dictator of Iraq. Baghdad Police Department confirmed in a statement that the man had wristwatches in possession which were decorated ...

Baghdad Agrees with Ankara to Oust PKK from Iraq: Official

BAS News - 2019-04-16 00:14
ERBIL - Baghdad and Ankara have agreed on ousting the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) from Iraq, an Iraqi lawmaker revealed on Monday. Fazil Fatlawi, an MP at the Iraqi Parliament, said in a statement that the federal government has asked the security lea ...

[PICTURES]: Second Mass Grave of Yezidis Exhumed in Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-04-13 16:00
ERBIL - The second mass grave of Yezidi victims of the Islamic State (IS) genocide was exhumed in the town of Sinjar on Friday. Head of the Iraq's Medico-Legal Directorate under the Ministry of Health, Zaid Ali Abbas, said in a statement that the grave h ...

Another Kurdish prisoner commits suicide in Turkey over Ocalan’s prison conditions

E-Kurd - 2019-04-06 03:58
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— More Kurdish prisoners in Turkey are ending their life to protest the isolation imposed on jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, Firat news agency reported. Political prisoner Mahsum Pamay jailed in Elazığ T Type Pris ...

Two US citizens among women's rights activists detained in Saudi Arabia | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-04-06 02:31

Saudis open consulate in Iraq for the first time in nearly 30 years

E-Kurd - 2019-04-05 11:06
BAGHDAD,— Iraq says Saudi Arabia has opened a consulate in Baghdad for the first time in nearly 30 years in a sign of improving ties. The consulate, which will issue visas to Iraqis, was opened during a two-day visit by a delegation headed by the Saudi m ...

More than 100 Iraqis in Saudi prisons: Iraqi Human Rights Commission member

Rûdaw - 2019-04-05 09:33
“Official figures” place the number of Iraqis in Saudi prisons at more than 100 ...

Saudi Arabia gives Iraq $1 billion grant: state TV citing minister

E-Kurd - 2019-04-04 18:28
RIYADH,— Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will provide Iraq $1 billion to build a sports city, state television said on Wednesday, the start of two-day visit to Iraq by high-level Saudi officials aimed at boosting ties. Riyadh has been wooing Baghdad as part o ...

Saudi to Open New Consulates in Iraq: Minister

BAS News - 2019-04-04 00:39
ERBIL - Saudi Arabia is expected to open four new consulates in Iraq, the Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment, Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi, revealed on Wednesday. Qasabi made the remarks during a joint press conference with Iraqi Oil Minister Samr ...

Garmiyan: Four Citizens Sentenced to over Five Years in Jail on Terror Charges

BAS News - 2019-04-03 21:41
ERBIL - A court in the Kurdistan Region's Garmiyan area sentenced on Wednesday four people to five years and one month over alleged links to the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS), a spokesperson confirmed. Explaining to BasNews, spokesperson for the G ...

EU Opposes Capital Punishment in Saudi Arabia

Waar Media - 2019-04-03 12:01
WAAR_DUHOK EU foreign policy chief Tuesday said the bloc opposes capital punishments in Saudi Arabia where the number this year passed 45. “The European Union is unequivocally opposed to the use of capital punishment in all cases and without exception,” ...

Khashoggi children have received houses in Saudi Arabia and monthly payments as compensation for killing of father - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-04-02 11:58

The Implications of Mosul’s Ferry Drowning

E-Kurd - 2019-03-30 06:11
Dr. Diyari Salih | Exclusive to Coinciding with the Iraqis celebrations of Spring’s coming , unexpected disaster occurred when a ferry conveying more than 200 people sank in the Tigris River near Iraqi Mosul city. That accident, resulting in ma ...

Baghouz: Coalition Jets Kill Tens of IS Insurgents

BAS News - 2019-03-28 22:38
ERBIL - The US-led international coalition warplanes killed on Thursday tens of Islamic State (IS) jihadists in the village of Baghouz, eastern Syria, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a statement that the airstrike ...

Nearly quarter million tourists visited Iraqi Kurdistan in Newroz: board

E-Kurd - 2019-03-28 15:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s General Board of Tourism said on Thursday that as many as 243,000 tourists visited the Kurdish region over a period of ten days this month. The tourism board said in a statement that the fi ...

SDF Says It Killed 32 IS Insurgents in Baghouz

BAS News - 2019-03-16 22:06
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday that it had killed 32 militants of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria's village of Baghouz. The US-backed Kurdish fighters explained in a statement that the 32 jihadists were killed dur ...