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Iraq Ignores Reports on Torture in Mosul Jail: HRW

Iraq Ignores Reports on Torture in Mosul Jail: HRW

BAS News - 2019-04-18 16:07
ERBIL — The Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday that Iraq is leaving its reports on persisting torture in Mosul prisons with no response. In its August 2018 report on Faisaliya detention facility, Human Rights Watch interviewed Mahmoud who said he ...
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Russia’s Gazprom Neft says oil output at Iraqi Kurdistan field at 35,000 bpd

E-Kurd - 2019-05-16 17:47
MOSCOW,— Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft said on Thursday that daily production at its Garmian oil field in Iraqi Kurdistan had reached 35,000 barrels. In June 15, 2018 Gazprom Neft said that daily oil production at its Garmian oil field in Iraqi Kurdi ...

US Puts Forces on High Alert in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-15 10:50
ERBIL — The United States has put its forces in Iraq on high level of alert, saying that imminent threats from Iran and its proxy militias in Iraq were noticed. “(The US mission) is now at a high level of alert as we continue to closely monitor credible ...

US Embassy Issues Security Alert on "Highlighted Tensions" in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-12 23:31
ERBIL - The United States embassy in Baghdad has issued a security alert for its citizens on "highlighted tensions" in the country as ties between Washington and Tehran have drastically escalated lately. "The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad advises all U.S. citi ...

KRG Reveals Latest Figures on Yezidi Victims of IS

BAS News - 2019-05-12 21:38
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Sunday that it had liberated a total of 3,371 Yezidi abductees from the Islamic State (IS) until the 4th of March, this year. KRG’s Coordinator for lnternational Advocacy, Dindar Zebari, said in a s ...

Dutch Government Forcing Yezidis to Return to Iraq: Reports

BAS News - 2019-05-02 13:07
ERBIL — The Netherlands has reportedly devised a new policy that forces the Kurdish Yezidi asylum seekers to return to Iraq and Kurdistan Region, claiming that the situation is calm now. Speaking to BasNews, Ari Jalal, head of Lutka Organization for Migr ...

KRG Spares No Effort in Preserving Rights of Workers: Statement

BAS News - 2019-05-01 13:19
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said it is determined to provide better work and living condition for workers, and preserve their rights. The KRG made the pledge in a statement released on 1st May to mark the International Workers’ Day. “ ...

Dust Storm in Iraq's Karbala: Death Toll Rises

BAS News - 2019-04-30 01:05
ERBIL - The death toll for the victims of a fierce dust storm in central Iraq has risen to five which scores more were also wounded, said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Monday evening. Earlier the day, Iraqi media reports said that two people w ...

PM Abdul-Mahdi Invites Pope to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-24 10:52
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Thursday he has officially invited Pope Francis to visit his country. He said Iraq is introducing its new policy which emphasizes on partnership with other countries and communities around the world. ...

Mosul: Two Policemen Killed in Bomb Blast

BAS News - 2019-04-20 22:50
ERBIL - A couple of Iraqi policemen were killed in a bomb attack on Saturday in the province of Mosul. The incident occurred in the village of al-Houd in Qayyarah, southern Mosul, a security source explained to al-Watan Newspaper, pointing out that one o ...

Iraq Ignores Reports on Torture in Mosul Jail: HRW

Gulan Media - 2019-04-18 22:19

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 ignored requests to investigate torture allegations, abuse continues in Mosul prison: HRW

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-18 12:23

Al-Bashir reportedly moved to prison in Khartoum

Waar Media - 2019-04-17 16:41
WAAR_DUHOK Ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been moved from house arrest to prison, according to media reports on Wednesday. Al-Bashir was moved to the maximum security Kober prison in Bahri in the capital Khartoum, where other officials from ...

Finnish contingent’s work in Iraq

The Global Coalition - 2019-04-17 15:29
The Finnish crisis management contingent in Iraq continues its training mission in 2019. The contingent is tasked to support the multinational operation, Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), led by the United States, to defeat the Daesh organisation. Traini ...

UNESCO, Germany to Reconstruct Mosul’s al-Aghawat Mosque

BAS News - 2019-04-17 12:49
ERBIL — The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the government of Germany have signed an agreement to reconstruct al-Aghawat Mosque in Mosul, north of Iraq. The UN cultural agency is helping Iraq to gain internat ...

Iraq, Syria Working on Joint Railway Project with Iran

Waar Media - 2019-04-16 12:23
WAAR_DUHOK The issue came up for discussion in a meeting of the Iraqi-Syrian Joint Commission. Head of Iraq’s National Railway Company Taleb al-Husseini said talks have been held in that regard given the importance of Iraq’s railway network being connect ...

Unidentified Gunmen Kill Civilian in Northern Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-04-15 23:46
ERBIL - A group of unknown armed men opened fire at a civilian on Monday in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing him instantly. Iraqi media reports said that the incident took place on a main street in Husseina district where the assassins shot the civilia ...

KRG Announces Yezidi New Year’s Eve Public Holiday

BAS News - 2019-04-14 14:02
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said the Yezidi New Year’s Eve will be a public holiday this year. The Yezidi New Year known as Charshamma For (Red Wednesday) occurs on 17th April this year. Nabaz Ismail, a spokesperson for KRG’s Ministry ...

Japan’s support for peacemaking in Iraq

The Global Coalition - 2019-04-12 15:55
Article Japan’s support for peacemaking in Iraq Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Iran Responsible for Hundreds of Fallen US Troops in Iraq: Official

BAS News - 2019-04-03 15:53
ERBIL — US Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, has accused Iran of being behind the killing of hundreds of US troops in Iraq after 2003. “In Iraq, I can announce today, based on declassified US military reports, that Iran is responsible for the ...