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Iraq Shocked after Woman Beheaded at Basra Hospital

Iraq Shocked after Woman Beheaded at Basra Hospital

BAS News - 2019-04-21 12:41
ERBIL — The fast-spreading news of a woman beheaded at a public hospital in southern Iraq has shocked the entire country with increasing concerns over the security of citizens. Media reports revealed that a woman was beheaded at the maternity department ...
Iraq Shocked after Woman Beheaded at Basra Hospital - BAS News

Dangerous IS Member Captured in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-05-05 21:51
ERBIL - A dangerous insurgent of the Islamic State (IS) was captured on Sunday in the city of Fallujah, Anbar province. Iraqi media reports said that the militant was responsible for gathering information on the army troops during the military campaigns ...

Iraq Says It Foiled Dangerous Plot by IS

BAS News - 2019-05-05 00:52
ERBIL - Iraqi officials from the Ministry of Interior said on Saturday that they had foiled a dangerous plot by the Islamic State (IS) insurgents who were attempting to infiltrate into Iraq from neighboring Syria. Iraqi media reports said that the securi ...

US, Turkey Work on Trump’s Visit: Source

BAS News - 2019-05-02 16:23
ERBIL — Ankara and Washington are working on a possible visit of US President Donald Trump to Turkey later this year, media reports revealed. "We are working on alternative dates including July for Trump's visit,” local media quoted a presidential source ...

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 ...

US synagogue shooting: One person dead in Poway, California

BBC - 2019-04-28 00:43
A man has been arrested after an attack at the synagogue near San Diego, California. ...

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 ...

Oil prices dip slightly as supply concerns ease

Waar Media - 2019-04-24 14:36
WAAR_DUHOK International benchmark Brent crude traded at $74.10 per barrel at 0925 GMT on Wednesday with a 0.32% decline after closing Tuesday at $71.34 a barrel. American benchmark West Texas Intermediate was at $65.96 a barrel at the same time, down 0. ...

Anger and grief over the Iraq ferry disaster in which at least 95 people were killed | Euronews

Euronews - 2019-04-23 18:34

Can Christianity in northern Iraq survive after ISIS? | America Magazine

Americamagazine - 2019-04-22 12:58

Erbil Security Refutes Arrest of Former Nineveh Governor

BAS News - 2019-04-21 20:04
ERBIL - Directorate of Erbil Security Affairs has refuted the reports claiming that former Nineveh Governor Nawfal Hamadi was arrested in Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil. Earlier the day, Iraqi media reports claimed that Hamadi, who has been blamed for ...

Notorious IS Commander Killed in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-21 15:43
ERBIL — Iraqi forces on Sunday killed a notorious commander of the Islamic State (IS) in the mountainous areas of Diyala province, security sources confirmed. Media reports cited a statement by Iraq’s War Media Cell as saying that “Abu Idris”, who was am ...

Baghdad Appeals to Neighbors to Help Reconstruct of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-20 15:53
ERBIL — Iraq is appealing to the neighboring countries to help the process of reconstruction of the country after years of a devastating war against terror. Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi delivered a speech at the beginning of a summit in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The control department of the municipality catch fishermen who violate the laws.

SDF Press - 2019-04-15 21:24
Raqqa – In order to preserve and protect the fish wealth during the breeding season municipality of people made a decision to prevent fishing during this period. The control department made intensive patrols along the Euphrates river to control the violat ...

Iraq unearths mass grave of Kurds killed by Saddam

Reuters - 2019-04-15 06:14
Iraq must never forget Saddam Hussein's crimes or allow his party to return, President Barham Salih said on Sunday after attending the unearthing of a mass grave of Kurds killed by the former leader's forces three decades ago. ...

Ilhan Omar hits back at Trump over 9/11 tweet attack

Waar Media - 2019-04-14 16:22
WAAR_DUHOK Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Saturday issued a series of tweets to address a row after U.S. President Donald Trump posted an edited video on Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, aimed at her. On Friday, Trump tweeted “WE WILL NEVER FORGET! ...

Hunger striker Yusuf Iba taken to hospital

ANF - 2019-04-14 12:41
Kurdish activist Yusuf Iba on hunger strike in Canada was taken to hospital and discharged after refusing treatment. ...

Iraqi Man Kills his Three Sons in Bed

BAS News - 2019-04-07 13:46
ERBIL — A man in Iraq’s Diyala province killed three of his own sons while they were asleep. The crime reportedly happened on Sunday in Salam village of Diyala province, media reports revealed. The motive behind the crime was not immediately clear. It wa ...