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US Service Member Dies in Iraq

US Service Member Dies in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-20 15:53
ERBIL — A US service member died in Iraq’s Nineveh province, north of the country, on Saturday, the US-led Coalition said on Saturday. It revealed that the soldier died in a “non-combat incident”. The statement did not provide details for the incident, n ...
US Service Member Dies in Iraq - BAS News

Mansour al-Mareed elected as new governor of Iraq’s Nineveh province

E-Kurd - 2019-05-13 21:31
MOSUL,— The Provincial Council of Nineveh on Monday elected Mansour al-Mareed as the new governor of the province, after the former head was sacked over the deadly ferry sinking in the provincial capital Mosul, the official television reported. Up to 28 ...

Iraq’s Nineveh Finally Elects New Governor

BAS News - 2019-05-13 14:30
ERBIL — Following weeks of political competition, a new governor was finally elected for Nineveh province on Monday. Sources with knowledge on the issue confirmed to BasNews that the Provincial Council of Nineveh convened today and elected Mansour Mur’ee ...

US Soldier Dies in Syria

BAS News - 2019-04-30 00:24
ERBIL - The international coalition has announced the death of a US service member in a non-combat incident in northern Syria. The coalition's statement, however, did not give any further details pending notification of next of kin, but stressed that it ...

Suicide at Its Alarming Rate in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-27 15:26
ERBIL — Iraq’s High Commissioner for Human Rights has warned about a dramatic increase in suicide rate across the country, with parliament planning to address the issue with new measures. At least 131 people have killed themselves in Iraq since the begin ...

Kurdistan PM, US Delegation Discuss Security, Politics in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-26 01:03
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Thursday a delegation from the US Congress for talks on the political and security developments in Iraq and the region. During the meeting,the officials, other than the bilateral relat ...

No Foreign Forces Allowed to Stay in Iraq: Hadi al-Amiri

BAS News - 2019-04-25 00:06
ERBIL - No foreign forces are allowed to stay in Iraq, Head of Fatih Coalition Hadi al-Amiri said on Wednesday during a special ceremony held to remember the fallen militiamen of the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi during the war against the Islamic State (I ...

Officials in Iraq’s Nineveh province stole $60 million: commission

E-Kurd - 2019-04-23 14:03
MOSUL,— The Iraqi Commission of Integrity has revealed that nearly $60 million of public money was stolen by officials in Nineveh province who were close to former governor Nawfal Hammadi al-Sultan. The Commission said in a statement on Monday that offic ...

U.S. service member dies in non-combat incident in Iraq: statement

Yahoo - 2019-04-21 11:02

Iraq Sinking in Corruption: Sadr

BAS News - 2019-04-21 10:30
ERBIL — The leader of Sairoon political and parliamentary faction of Iraq, Muqtada al-Sadr, has warned of deteriorating situation in Iraq’s government institutions with high rate of corruption. “Iraq is now sinking in corruption, sectarianism and politic ...

US service member dies in non-combat incident in Iraq’s Nineveh: Coalition

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-20 15:06

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Strongly Rejects US' Designation of IRGC as Terrorist Organization

BAS News - 2019-04-13 20:17
ERBIL - Pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi in Iraq has strongly rejected the US' decision of designating Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) as a "terrorist organization". The Shi'ite militias reiterated their backing to the people of Iran and the I ...

People, armed forces will someday depose ruling authority in Iraqi Kurdistan: Abdulwahid

E-Kurd - 2019-04-12 12:17
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Leader of the New Generation Movement (Newey Nwê) Shaswar Abdulwahid said on Thursday that someday Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s armed forces, Peshmerga, will revolt against the ruling authority and destroy it. Abdulwahid ...

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 ...

Iraq: Basra Steps Up Efforts for Autonomy

BAS News - 2019-04-02 14:35
ERBIL — The provincial council in Iraq’s southern province held an extraordinary session on Tuesday to bring back the demand for autonomy into spotlight in the country and take concrete actions. The oil-rich province generates the largest revenue for Ira ...

US-led Coalition Says 1,257 Civilians Killed in Anti-IS Air Raids

BAS News - 2019-03-29 22:13
ERBIL - A total of 1,257 civilians have been killed in Iraq and Syria since the US-led international coalition started airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in the two countries in 2014, the coalition said in a statement. According to ...

Iraqi president Barham Salih sacrificed CDJ for own ambition: National Coalition member

E-Kurd - 2019-03-28 11:31
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— One of the founders of the National Coalition Muhammad Rauf said Wednesday that Iraqi President Barham Salih had sacrificed his former party for the sake of his own ambitions. Rauf told NRT TV that Salih will not succ ...