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Iraq bans PUBG, Fortnite and Blue Whale online games

Iraq bans PUBG, Fortnite and Blue Whale online games

E-Kurd - 2019-04-17 21:01
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Parliament has banned a broad category of online video games, including PUBG mobile, Fortnite, Blue Whale, and similar online video games in a unanimous vote on Wednesday. During a session on Wednesday, the parliament voted to ban online ...
Iraq bans PUBG, Fortnite and Blue Whale online games - E-Kurd

Iraqi authorities ban and arresting people wearing shorts in Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2019-05-11 17:38
KIRKUK,— Iraqi Security Forces in Kirkuk are arresting anyone seen wearing jean shorts or ripped jeans, a police spokesperson said on Saturday. Colonel Afrasyaw Kamel, a spokesperson for Kirkuk Police, told K24 TV the decision to ban jean shorts and ripp ...

Q&A: Syria’s Assad sets sights on Idlib, the final showdown?

Rûdaw - 2019-05-10 20:25
The violence threatens to unravel a crumbling cease-fire agreement ...

A Destined Friendship: How the Kurdish Cause United me with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters

The Kurdish Project - 2019-05-09 06:19
The story below was written by Bahman Ghobadi, an acclaimed Kurdish filmmaker and a collaborator with The Kurdish Project. A Destined Friendship: How the Kurdish Cause United me with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters By Bahman Ghobadi My work in cinema began whe ...

Protecting the Environment and Managing Water Resources Key to Iraq’s long-term prosperity

BAS News - 2019-04-22 22:28
[UNAMI] - International Mother Earth Day is when we celebrate Nature’s gifts and we promote and show awareness of the call to ensure the environmental security of our planet. It has increasing significance in Iraq, a country emerging from years of armed ...

Iraqi Parliament Forms "National Peace" Committee in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2019-04-20 23:10
ERBIL - Iraqi Council of Representatives has formed a special committee to establish "national peace" among the Kurds, Arabs, and Turkmens in the disputed town of Tuz Khurmatu, an official confirmed. Talking to BasNews, Sardar Ahmed, a member of the Tuz ...

Iraq bans PUBG, Fortnite, Blue Whale online games due to social, health issues

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-17 23:27

Iraq bans PUBG, Fortnite, Blue Whale online games due to social, health issues

Gulan Media - 2019-04-17 22:46

Iraq to Ban PUBG, Similar Online Video Games

BAS News - 2019-04-17 19:53
ERBIL - Iraqi Council of Representatives on Wednesday called on the government to ban the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, better known as PUBG, in the country, arguing that the online game has caused social and psychological problems to the public. The ca ...

Iraqi Parliament asks government to ban PUBG, Fortnite, Blue Whale video games

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-17 15:59

IS Regrouping in Mount Hamrin Area of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-16 11:24
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) is eradicated from every populated area it once held in Iraq and Syria, but is now resorting to deserts and mountains to regroup and rebirth itself, according to several officials. Multiple reports recently warned of IS jih ...

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 ...

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 ...

Syria Kurds return 25 Yazidis freed from Islamic State to Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-04-13 19:23
QAZLAJOKH, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syrian Kurds on Saturday repatriated 25 women and children from Iraq’s Yazidi minority after freeing them during the final push against the Islamic State group, a local official said. The US-backed Kurdish fighters say they ...

Iraq Considers Linking Iran, Syria Through Railway

BAS News - 2019-04-13 13:36
ERBIL - Iraq's Ministry of Transportation is reportedly working on a project proposed by Iran to link Tehran, Baghdad, and Damascus through a railway. Iraqi Republic Railways Company Chief Salib al-Hussaini reaffirmed resolving all obstacles and restrict ...

PUK Releases Dozens of Terror Convicts in a Backroom Deal

BAS News - 2019-04-11 19:33
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has released dozens of terror convicts in a backroom deal with the Sunni Arab figures in the disputed province of Kirkuk, a source familiar with the issue revealed to BasNews on Thursday. In an exclusive sta ...

Iraqi Kurdistan situation reached a point like Sudan, Algeria: New Generation

E-Kurd - 2019-04-11 19:04
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The New Generation Movement said on Thursday that the situation in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, which has been governed by a ruling duopoly for the last 28 years, has reached a point where people take will begin taking to ...

Iraqi Parliament Trying to Ban Online Video Games

BAS News - 2019-04-05 00:55
ERBIL - The Iraqi Parliament is trying to prepare a proposal for blocking the online video games in the country, viewing the games as a threat for the members of the society. Deputy Parliament Speaker Hasan Kaabi has urged relevant committees to work on ...