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Iraq Dismisses Another Kurdish Official in Kirkuk

Iraq Dismisses Another Kurdish Official in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-21 14:57
ERBIL — Authorities ordered the dismissal of another Kurdish official in the disputed province of Kirkuk. According to the information obtained by BasNews, Jihan Ibrahim, manager of Kirkuk acting directorate of water and sewage is replaced by a new figur ...
Iraq Dismisses Another Kurdish Official in Kirkuk - BAS News

Kirkuk: Arabs Storm Kurdish Village to Oust Indigenous Residents

BAS News - 2019-05-14 12:18
ERBIL — A large group of Arabs stormed the village of Palkana near Dubis in northwest of Kirkuk, attempting to force the indigenous Kurdish inhabitants out. According to the information obtained by BasNews, hundreds of Iraqi Arabs who stormed the village ...

New Generation Movement Leader Banned from Traveling Abroad

BAS News - 2019-05-13 14:30
ERBIL — A court in Kurdistan has placed a travel ban on the leader of New Generation Movement Shaswar Abdulwahid over a lawsuit linking him to online threatenings of MPs from his own party. According to the information obtained by BasNews, border control ...

The First Conference of the Union of Nurses and Medical Professions in Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-05-01 07:05
Raqqa – Under the slogan “Health and Safety Are Our Goal” The first conference of the Union of Nurses and Medical Professions was held today in Raqqa, which aims to make some changes in the rules of procedure and to form a founding council for the nurses` ...

France Helping Kurdish Parties in Syria to Resolve Disputes: Official

BAS News - 2019-04-27 13:45
ERBIL — France has started a new initiative to bring the conflicting Kurdish parties in Syria closer to a political solution to the region, said a Kurdish official from Syria. The ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD) reportedly limits the role of other pa ...

Over a Dozen IS Insurgents Killed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-26 21:10
ERBIL - Over a dozen insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Thursday in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, Iraqi police said on Friday. The Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service carried out on Thursday a military operation against the jihadi ...

Iran Executes Another Kurd

BAS News - 2019-04-25 12:59
ERBIL — Iranian authorities executed another Kurdish inmate in northeastern province of Khoransan on Monday. Identified by first name only, Reza was arrested six years ago swhen he was on death row, according to Hangaw Organization for Human Rights. He w ...

Blast Injures Two in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-25 12:14
ERBIL — A bomb blast hit the Kurdish disputed city of Kirkuk in the early morning on Thursday and left at least two people injured. The bombing targeted a public terminal where drivers gather to transport passengers between Kirkuk and Tuz Khurmatu. Two p ...

Erbil Police Arrests Three Members of Drugs Band

BAS News - 2019-04-24 15:05
ERBIL — Police forces in Erbil announced on Wednesday the arrest of three people over possession of illicit drugs. According to an online statement, three people were arrested during an operation in central Erbil. Police said some of the arrestees were i ...

Kurdish Villagers Protest Arabization Campaign in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-19 19:42
ERBIL - A great number of Kurdish villagers gathered in the disputed province of Kirkuk on Friday to protest the arabization campaign in the area. The Kurdish demonstrators in the Sargaran subdistrict of Kirkuk also condemned the "occupation" of their ag ...

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 ...

Police Reveals Details on Oil Smuggling in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-17 22:13
ERBIL - Police forces of the North Oil Company have revealed that oil smuggling in disputed Kirkuk province continued while the Iraqi top officials have stayed silent towards the issue. The police pointed out that they, cooperatively with the intelligenc ...

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 ...

The Committee of culture and art launched a clean-up campaign in Tabqa

SDF Press - 2019-04-17 00:52
Tabqa- Under the slogan “cleanliness of our city is the responsibility of all” and in cooperation with Tourism and Antiquities Protection department , the Committee of culture and art organized a campaign in order to clean the city. The campaign began in ...

Iraqi Airstrike Kills 20 IS Militants in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-16 15:18
ERBIL — Iraqi fighter jets carried multiple airstrikes in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Tuesday, killing at least 20 members of the Islamic State (IS). “Iraqi jets, backed by the US-led Coalition, targeted an IS gathering in Daquq, east of K ...

A lot of works and efforts made in order to increase the beauty of the city

SDF Press - 2019-04-14 21:00
Raqqa – in coordination with the department of environment and Gardens in Raqqa the cleaning department clean the sidewalks, the roads and the western entrance of the city in order to restore the beauty and cultural splendor of the city by removing the di ...

Second in a Week: Kurdish Porter Killed by Iranian Border Guards

BAS News - 2019-04-14 16:04
ERBIL — Iranian forces on the northwestern borders killed another Kurdish porter on Sunday near the city of Khoy, Western Azarbaijan province. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights reported that the victim was killed after the Iranian border guards opened ...

US to Cut Diplomatic Staff in Baghdad, Erbil: Report

BAS News - 2019-04-07 11:09
ERBIL — The United States is planning to reduce the number of its diplomatic personnel stationed in Baghdad and Erbil, a report claimed. Washington is considering a similar plan also in Afghanistan, according to US officials cited by Foreign Policy magaz ...

[PICTURES]: Heavy Rainfall Blocks Main Roads in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-02 13:29
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region was hit by a wave of heavy rainfalls that resulted in the blockage of several main roads. According to the information obtained by BasNews, heavy rocks have fallen on the road connecting Raniya, Koysinjaq and Doukan. Local munici ...

Summons and Arrest of Several Kurdish Civilians Following the Newroz Ceremony

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-31 03:02
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Following the celebration of Newroz (Nowruz) in various cities and villages in Kurdistan, several Kurdish civilians were summoned and arrested by the Intelligent Office. According to the information obtained by KHRN, ...

Yekta Uzunoglu: The Victim of the Czech Justice Mafia: It cannot happen even in Africa. The Czech and European culture is falling apart.

Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu - 2019-03-23 20:26
News NWOO.Org 518 „It is clear that the character and form of Euro-Atlantic civilization has been changing almost in front of our eyes and that the whole world is getting into a new kind of movement. It is also clear that the movement has and will have so ...