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Iraq Receives Another Batch of F-16s

Iraq Receives Another Batch of F-16s

BAS News - 2019-04-08 11:08
ERBIL — Iraq announced on Sunday that it has received another batch of F-16 Fighting Falcons from the US. The delivery was made up of six new jet that will join Iraq’s airpower to bring the total number to 27, Yahya Rasoul, the spokesperson for Iraqi Sec ...
Iraq Receives Another Batch of F-16s - BAS News

KDP, Gorran Agree on Urgent Efforts to Finalize Gov’t Formation Talks

BAS News - 2019-05-05 14:30
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) agreed on Sunday that all involved sides are required to urgently finalize the talks over formation the new cabinet. KDP sent a high-level delegation to meet with Gorran on Sunday and ...

Iraq Receives Final Batch of F-16s

BAS News - 2019-05-03 19:04
ERBIL - Iraq said on Friday that it has received the final batch of F-16 jets from the US. As part of a previous agreement between the two countries, Iraq received the five F-16 Fighting Falcons during a ceremony at Balad Air Base, north of capital Baghd ...

UAE Sent $250 Million To Sudan

Waar Media - 2019-04-29 14:29
WAAR_DUHOK The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development announced on Sunday that it was set to deposit $250 million in Sudan’s Central Bank as part of a support package announced this month. The announcement comes just weeks after longtime leader Omar Al Bashir wa ...

Sadr Slams Persisting “Baathist Method” in Iraq’s State Institutions

BAS News - 2019-04-18 16:07
ERBIL — Influential Iraqi Shi’ite cleric and the leader of Sairoon parliamentary bloc, Muqtada al-Sadr, has fiercely criticized corruption and “Baathist method” in the state institutions across Iraq. Sadr wrote on Twitter that bribery in state institutio ...

Iraq unearths mass grave of Kurds killed by Saddam

Reuters - 2019-04-15 06:14
Iraq must never forget Saddam Hussein's crimes or allow his party to return, President Barham Salih said on Sunday after attending the unearthing of a mass grave of Kurds killed by the former leader's forces three decades ago. ...

Iraq Exhumes Three Mass Graves of Kurdish Victims of “Anfal”

BAS News - 2019-04-15 01:16
ERBIL — Authorities in Iraq’s southern province of Musanna announced on Sunday that they have begun unearthing three mass graves which contain remnants of several dozens of Kurdish victims killed by the Baath regime. Holding a skull and an earring recove ...

[PICTURES]: Mass Grave of Kurds Discovered in South of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-12 19:48
ERBIL — Another mass grave containing bodies of Kurdish victims of the 1980s Anval Campaign has been discovered in Iraq’s southern province of Musanna. During 1980s, Saddam Hussein’s Baath Regime massacred hundreds of thousands of Kurdish civilians, incl ...

New Batch of Russian T-90 Tanks Delivered to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-09 15:01
ERBIL — The Iraqi government announced on Tuesday that it has received another batch of T-90 battle tanks from Russia. This was the fourth shipment of the T-90s that Russia has delivered to the defense ministry of Iraq, according to Maj. Gen. Walid Khali ...

Iraqi president submits Yazidi female survivors’ law to parliament

E-Kurd - 2019-04-08 16:45
BAGHDAD,— The Office of Iraqi President Barham Salih announced on Sunday that the presidency has submitted a draft of the Yazidi Female Survivors’ Law to the Council of Representatives for review and approval. The sweeping law aims to both recognize the ...

King receives Russian FM, Iraq’s former president of Kurdistan region | Jordan Times

Jordantimes - 2019-04-07 23:42

Iraq receives six F-16 fighter jets from U.S.: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-04-07 21:26
BAGHDAD,— Iraq has received a new batch of F-16 fighter jets from the U.S., the Defense Ministry said on Saturday. Iraqi Ministry of Defense said in a brief statement on Twitter that six F-16 jets landed in Balad Airbase, northern Baghdad. The arrival of ...

One More Body of Mosul Ferry Incident Recovered

BAS News - 2019-04-05 20:51
ERBIL - The search teams have discovered another body of the tragic ferry incident in the Iraqi city of Mosul where over 100 tourists were killed and scores of others went missing. The incident occurred on 21st of March in Mosul where a ferry designed to ...

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 ...

KDP will not wait any longer to form new Iraqi Kurdistan cabinet, Barzani says

E-Kurd - 2019-04-03 18:07
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Massoud Barzani has said that the party will not wait any longer for the other parties and would proceed to form a new government. Speaking at the Erbil International ...

US Halts Delivery of F-35 Related Equipment to Turkey

BAS News - 2019-04-01 22:56
ERBIL - The US has halted the delivery of equipment related to the stealthy F-35 warplanes to its NATO ally Turkey as the latter is determined to buy Russia's S-400 missile defense system, sources familiar with the situation revealed on Monday. The US of ...

Iraq Generated over $6 Billion from March Oil Exports

BAS News - 2019-04-01 16:09
ERBIL — The oil exports from Iraq to the international market reached 104 million barrels in March, generating more than $6 billion for Baghdad, the oil ministry said on Monday. "Iraq's total exports of crude oil in March reached about 104.6 million barr ...

US on Rouhani’s Trip to Iraq: Not in the Interest of Iraqis

BAS News - 2019-03-12 13:12
ERBIL — The United States believes that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Iraq, where he signed several agreements, is not serving the interests of the people of Iraq, US special representative on Iran, Brian Hook, said. Rouhani is now in Iraq ...