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Iraqi MP Warns of Sale of Posts at Parliament

Iraqi MP Warns of Sale of Posts at Parliament

BAS News - 2019-04-17 23:06
ERBIL - An Iraqi lawmaker has warned of the sale of certain posts at the Council of Representatives, urging the Parliament to investigate the issue. Jasim Bakhati, an Iraqi lawmaker from the Hikma party led by Ammar al-Hakim, said in a statement that the ...
Iraqi MP Warns of Sale of Posts at Parliament - BAS News

Mosul: Four IS Members Captured

BAS News - 2019-05-14 22:06
ERBIL - At least four members of the Islamic State (IS) were captured in separate operations in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Tuesday. Nineveh Police Captain Mohammed Jassim said in a statement that an IS member and his wife, who used to act as a tax collec ...

Khanaqin: Locals Seek Return of Peshmerga Amid Deteriorated Security

BAS News - 2019-05-13 23:50
ERBIL - Locals in the disputed Kurdish town of Khanaqin have demanded the return of the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces to the area as the security continues to deteriorate. Head of Swrameri tribe in Khanaqin, Kamil Jamil, said in a statement that vi ...

Iraqi Oil Minister in Qatar to Discuss Cooperation

BAS News - 2019-05-05 15:44
ERBIL — Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban has travelled to Qatar where he met with his counterpart to discuss possible cooperation in the field of energy. Iraqi Oil Ministry said in a statement that Ghadhban met with Qatari Oil Minister Saad al-Kaabi wh ...

Iraq's Hikma Party to Join Opposition

BAS News - 2019-04-30 12:49
ERBIL — Iraqi Hikma party, led by Ammar al-Hakim, has said that it is willing to be an opposition in the next cabinet, a lawmaker confirmed on Tuesday. Hassan Fad'am, a representative for the Hikma party at the parliament, said in a statement to reporter ...

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 ...

President Trump Bragged About the Border Wall to a Group of Children at the Easter Egg Roll

Yahoo - 2019-04-23 03:14

ISIS torches village in Nineveh as MP warns of group’s growing activity

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-22 16:50

Four Kolbars Killed and Two Wounded

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-19 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): As a result of a series of direct shooting of Iranian border guards, a Kolbar was killed while two others were wounded. Moreover, three Kolbars from Sardasht and Piranshahr died of frostbite at the borderlands of Pir ...

UN envoy to Libya warns of 'conflagration'

Gulan Media - 2019-04-18 22:19

Play staged in protest at EP: Silence kills!

ANF - 2019-04-16 15:50
The protest against the isolation held in front of the European Parliament continues on week 4. ...

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 ...

Canada Welcomes Election of First Woman Speaker to Kurdistan Parliament

BAS News - 2019-04-15 12:04
ERBIL — Head of Embassy Office of Canada in Erbil, Nancy Bergeron, met with newly elected speaker of Kurdistan Region Parliament Speaker Vala Farid to discuss the latest developments in the region. According to parliament’s official website, Bergeron hig ...

Iraq begins trial proceedings for 900 Islamic State suspected militants

E-Kurd - 2019-04-15 12:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraq has begun trial proceedings for nearly 900 Iraqi suspected members of the Islamic State group caught fleeing jihadist territory in neighbouring Syria, a judicial source told AFP on Sunday. They were handed over to Iraqi authorities by the ...

Earthquake Hits Iran-KRG Border

BAS News - 2019-04-15 10:22
ERBIL — The border towns of Iranian Kurdistan and Kurdistan Region were hit by another earthquake on Monday, local media reported. The shake, measured at 4.3 on Richter scale, hit Qasre-Shirin in Iranian Kurdish province of Kermanshah at 11:04 (Tehran ti ...

[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 ...

Anbar: Three IS Insurgents Killed

BAS News - 2019-04-13 16:00
ERBIL - At least three militants of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Saturday in the Iraqi western province of Anbar. A security source explained to al-Maalomah news agency that the trio was killed by the Iraqi security forces cooperatively with the ...

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 ...

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 ...