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Iran Appoints News Ambassador to the UN

Iran Appoints News Ambassador to the UN

BAS News - 2019-04-09 16:21
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran has appointed a new envoy to the Untied Nations as tensions with the US rapidly increased. Tehran said on Tuesday that Majid Takht Ravanchi is appointed to serve as the new ambassador to the United Nations, state medi ...
Iran Appoints News Ambassador to the UN - BAS News

Exxon Mobil Deal Not Related to US Sanction Waiver: Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2019-05-07 16:55
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that the deal his country is about to sign with Exxon Mobil is not related to the sanctions waiver that Washington has granted to allow Baghdad to continue economic cooperation with Iran. As p ...

Iraqi PM Says IS Leader is Possibly in “Remote Areas”

BAS News - 2019-04-30 16:23
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that the leader of Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdad is possibly in the “remote areas”. The statement came a day after a video was released purportedly showing Baghdadi speaking in front ...

Kurdistan Preparing for Census in 2020

BAS News - 2019-04-23 10:56
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is planning to conduct a census next year while the same process is taking place in Iraq. KRG Planning Minister Ali Sindi said on Tuesday that his ministry, in cooperation with the Board of Census, are layi ...

Integrity Board Reveals Corruption Probes against Former Nineveh Governor

BAS News - 2019-04-22 23:57
ERBIL - Iraq's Commission of Integrity has revealed a grave case of corruption made by the former Nineveh Governor Nawfal Hamadi, saying that millions of dollars went missing during his administration. According to a statement by the commission, over 60$ ...

Sadr Slams Hashd al-Shaabi Aid to Iran: Iraq Is Top Priority

BAS News - 2019-04-15 14:49
ERBIL — Powerful Iraqi Shi’ite politician and the leader of Sairoon bloc at the parliament, Muqtada al-Sadr, has slammed Hashd al-Shaabi aid convoyed to the flood-affected areas in Iran, saying Iraqis were priority. Hashd al-Shaabi, which is known for it ...

“Farhad Salehi”director general and “Salam Paveh” secretary of the analytical press center was summoned to the Paveh County Public Prosecutor’s Office.

Roji Kurd - 2019-04-15 00:01
“Salam Paveh” the secretary of the intelligence news agency has been informed by telephone that he needs to introduce some details to the Paveh prosecutor’s office. Due to the summons of the director of the analytical news portal “Salam Paveh” no precise ...

Summoning the Managing Editor of the analytical news agency "Salam Paveh" to the Pave's Prosecutor

Kurdpa - 2019-04-14 13:59
Kurdpa Agency: The director and management of the analytical news agency "Salam Paveh" were summoned to the Pave Public Prosecutor's Office. ...

Summoning a 61-year-old citizen to the Bukan's Ettelaat

Kurdpa - 2019-04-10 16:33
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish citizen from Bukan was summoned to the Ettelaat Bureau of this city and interrogated. ...

Iran, Iraq Reach Understanding to Develop Oilfields

BAS News - 2019-04-07 16:44
ERBIL — The governments of Iran and Iraq have reached an understanding to develop two oilfields on the border between the two countries, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Sunday. The sides will focus on developing the Naft Shahr and Khorramshah ...

A Kurdish citizen was transferred from the Urmia's Ettelaat detention to the Urmia Central Prison

Kurdpa - 2019-04-07 08:42
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish citizen from Margavar Rural District, Urmia was transferred to the Urmia Central Prison. ...

Iran Ready to Expand Economic Ties with Iraq: Rouhani

BAS News - 2019-04-06 20:54
ERBIL - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Tehran is ready to expand its gas and electricity deals with neighboring Iraq, state media reported. Rouhani met with Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi who is in Iran for a two-day trip. "The plans t ...

Swiss youth in front of the UN: “Take action!”

ANF - 2019-04-04 14:14
A group of young people from Switzerland issued a statement in front of the UN to draw attention to the hunger strikes and said, “Everybody must take action before it’s too late.” ...

Iran Accuses US of Hampering Aid to Flood-affected Areas

BAS News - 2019-04-04 00:39
ERBIL - Iran has accused the US of hindering the humanitarian assistance to the flood-affected areas in the country, state media reported on Wednesday. The accusations were made by President Hassan Rouhani as the death toll of victims of flash floods is ...

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 ...

Non-Military Means Needed Now to Eradicate IS: Allawi

BAS News - 2019-04-03 11:38
ERBIL — Iraqi politician and the leader of al-Wataniya Alliance, Ayad Allawi, said on Wednesday that the elimination of Islamic State (IS) now requires non-military means and strategies. The prominent politician made the remark with reference to the rece ...

IS to be Defeated in Syria "By Tonight": Trump

BAS News - 2019-03-20 21:53
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the Islamic State (IS) in Syria will be "gone by tonight", showing reporters a pair of maps demonstrating the reduction of the militant group's presence in the Middle Eastern country since his elec ...

Coexistence is Best Weapon to Defeat Terrorism: Barzani

BAS News - 2019-03-19 19:16
ERBIL - Coexistence is the best and most powerful weapon to fight terrorism, prominent Kurdish leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, said on Tuesday, also hoping the ideology of terror will be rooted out in the region. Barz ...

KDP, PUK to Resume KRG Establishment Talks on Tuesday

BAS News - 2019-03-18 19:53
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will meet on Tuesday to resume the talks on the formation of a new cabinet in Erbil. The two major Kurdish parties have already signed two political agreements in the pas ...

The execution of three Kurd citizens in the Central Prison of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Orumiyeh

Roji Kurd - 2019-03-13 00:03
On 11 March 2019 the death sentence for three Kurd prisoners was executed in the Central Prison of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Orumiyeh,Kurdistan Human Right Organization_Rojhelat,reported. The death sentences “Naji Omarzadeh son of Omar from Soma and ...

Operation Against Last IS Stronghold Almost Over: SDF

BAS News - 2019-03-12 15:09
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Tuesday that its massive military operation against the Islamic State (IS) has almost reached the end with defeating the jihadists in Baghouz, east of Syria. “The operation is over, or as goo ...