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Erbil Security Refutes Arrest of Former Nineveh Governor

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 ...
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Murder Case Leads Erbil Police to a Secret Drug Factory

BAS News - 2019-05-16 01:07
ERBIL — Police forces in Kurdistan Region’s capital city have discovered a secret drug factory during investigations into a murder case. The factory was discovered in the town of Bahrka, Erbil province, where tens of barrels, reportedly containing raw ma ...

Police Arrests Arms Dealer in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-05-12 11:50
ERBIL — Police forces in Kurdistan Region’s capital city arrested a man in possession of a large quantity of arms. Police chief Abdulkhaliq Talaat told BasNews that the man was arrested during a special operation at his place, where they initially found ...

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 ...

Barzani Receives New UAE Envoy to Erbil

BAS News - 2019-04-28 15:44
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Sunday the new consul of the United Arab Emirates in Erbil. They reviewed the bilateral relations and emphasized on further strengthening ties between ...

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 ...

Integrity Board Reveals Corruption Probes against Former Nineveh Governor

BAS News - 2019-04-22 23:57
ERBIL - Iraq's Commission of Integrity has revealed a grave case of corruption made by the former Nineveh Governor Nawfal Hamadi, saying that millions of dollars went missing during his administration. According to a statement by the commission, over 60$ ...

Barzani, Halbusi Discuss Political Affairs in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-22 21:40
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Monday evening the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi for talks on the political affairs in the country and other related issues. ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-22 20:39
ERBIL - Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi arrived on Monday in the Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil, only hours after his meeting with country's PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi. During his stay in the region, Halbusi will meet Kurdistan Region Prime Minis ...

Direct Flights to Start Between Urmia and Erbil: Iranian Official

BAS News - 2019-04-21 21:39
ERBIL - Iranian Kurdish city of Urmia will start flights with the Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil in the near future, an Iranian official confirmed on Saturday. Talking to Fars News Agency, Director General of Airports of Iran’s West Azerbaijan Province ...

Sulaimaniya: Victim's Family Demands Death Penalty for the Killers

BAS News - 2019-04-20 23:47
ERBIL - The family members of a victim, who had been murdered by a group of criminals in the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province, are demanding the death penalty for the killers. Earlier last week, the security forces in Sulaimaniya published a confe ...

Başkent Erbil'de bir taksi şoförü gözaltına alındı

BAS News - 2019-04-20 17:45
BasNews – Erbil Asayişi’nden yapılan açıklamada, bir taksi şoförünün gözaltına alındığı belirtildi. Başkent Erbil Asayişi Basın Ofisi’nden yapılan açıklamada, taksi şoförlüğü yapan Hemed Hyeder isimli bir kişinin bugün gözaltına alındığı belirtildi. Açık ...

Erbil Security Arrests Taxi Driver Over Rape of Foreign Passenger

BAS News - 2019-04-20 17:34
ERBIL — Security forces in Erbil announced on Saturday the arrest of a taxi driver who had raped a passenger after threatening her with a knife. Directorate of Erbil Security Affairs released the confession video in which a man in his late 40s appears ad ...

FARC Senator Sandino: Stop the killings of former FARC guerrillas

ANF - 2019-04-18 10:27
Already 115 former guerrillas and family members have been killed since the signing of the Final Peace Agreement in 24 November 2016. ...

Young IDP Man Returns Lost Bag with $60,000 in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-04-17 10:45
ERBIL — A young Iraqi man in Kurdistan Region’s capital city found a bag with $60,000 earlier this week and returned the huge sum to the owner. Khalid Ali, the man who found the bag, is an Iraq youth who is displaced from his home in Anbar province to th ...

[VIDEO] Iraqi Forces Arrest Four People Smuggling SIM Cards to IS

BAS News - 2019-04-16 14:36
ERBIL — Iraqi counter-terror forces on Tuesday announced the arrest of four people carrying 600 SIM cards to the Islamic State (IS) jihadists in the western province of Anbar. “The four, including a woman, were arrested with 600 mobile phone SIM cards in ...

Over 400,000 People Visited Erbil International Book Fair

BAS News - 2019-04-14 13:11
ERBIL — More than 400,000 people visited the 14th International Book Fair in Kurdistan Region’s capital in the past ten days, said an official. The exhibition was open between 3rd and 13th April, presenting more than 1 million titles this year. Mohammed ...

Iraqi Plane Encounters Technical Problems while Landing in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-04-11 22:01
ERBIL - An Iraqi passenger plane failed on Thursday to conduct a normal landing in the Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil due to a technical issue, Iraqi reports said, pointing out that the aircraft flew above the city for one hour. The plane was coming fr ...

Iraqi Prime Minister to Visit Erbil: Report

BAS News - 2019-04-08 15:57
ERBIL — The Prime Minister of Iraq, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, is expected to visit Kurdistan Region’s capital in the near future, according to a report. The premier enjoys a huge support from the leading Kurdish political parties who hope that under his leadersh ...

14th Erbil international book fair kicks off in Iraqi Kurdistan capital

E-Kurd - 2019-04-03 15:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The 14th Erbil International Book Fair, scheduled to go on for ten days, began on Wednesday in Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s capital, Erbil. Director of Communications and Prints at the Ministry of Culture and Youth Moh ...

Erbil: 4th International Book Fair to Kick Off This Week

BAS News - 2019-04-01 15:22
ERBIL — The fourth international book fair is set to launch this week on Wednesday in Kurdistan Region’s capital. The exhibition, sponsored by Kurdistan 24, will be attended by 300 publishers from 21 countries. It will last for ten days, from 3rd April t ...