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Iraqi court sentences four to death for joining Islamic State

Iraqi court sentences four to death for joining Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-04-21 20:59
BAGHDAD,— An Iraqi court has sentenced four people to death by hanging for belonging to the Islamic State militant group and committing terrorist crimes in Iraq and Syria, a judiciary statement said on Sunday. The four men, wanted by Iraqi authorities, w ...
Iraqi court sentences four to death for joining Islamic State - E-Kurd

Iran Considers US Forces in Gulf a Target, Not a Threat: Commander

BAS News - 2019-05-13 01:45
ERBIL - Iran has said that it does not see the US forces in the Gulf as a threat as much as it does as a target, reports said on Sunday. The comments were made by a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander, Amirali Hajizadeh, who is the head of the ...

Iraqi Court Sentences Man to Prison for “Insulting” Shi’ite Imam

BAS News - 2019-05-12 16:05
ERBIL — An Iraq court on Sunday sentenced a man to three years in prison for allegedly “insulting” a Shi’ite Muslim Imam. Ali Srour Razaq was arrested earlier by the police in Najaf and faced a trial on Sunday, local media reported. He allegedly “insulte ...

Iraqi authorities ban and arresting people wearing shorts in Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2019-05-11 17:38
KIRKUK,— Iraqi Security Forces in Kirkuk are arresting anyone seen wearing jean shorts or ripped jeans, a police spokesperson said on Saturday. Colonel Afrasyaw Kamel, a spokesperson for Kirkuk Police, told K24 TV the decision to ban jean shorts and ripp ...

Airline launches new flights between Netherlands and Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 15:13
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The first direct flights from a Dutch airport in Eindhoven, operated by Turkish company Freebird Airlines, arrived in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region capital of Erbil on Sunday, and in Sulaimani on Monday. During a press c ...

KDP and PUK Sign Final Political Agreement on New Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-05-05 17:06
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) inked a new political agreement on Sunday to lay the ground for the formation of the new government. The deal came after months of meetings which were concluded on Sunday whe ...

Iraq Sentences IS Insurgent to Death

BAS News - 2019-04-25 00:06
ERBIL - A court in Iraq has sentenced an insurgent of the Islamic State (IS) to death after finding the militant guilty of being involved in a deadly car bomb in Diyala. The death penalty was issued by the Diyala Criminal Court for the extremist who alle ...

Kurdistan Preparing for Census in 2020

BAS News - 2019-04-23 10:56
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is planning to conduct a census next year while the same process is taking place in Iraq. KRG Planning Minister Ali Sindi said on Tuesday that his ministry, in cooperation with the Board of Census, are layi ...

Iraq sentences to death 4 ISIS fighters handed over by SDF

Rûdaw - 2019-04-21 17:10
They were sentenced to death by hanging ...

Iraqi court sentences four SDF-delivered ISIS fighters to death

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-21 15:26

Iraq court sentences four to death for joining ISIS

Kurdiu - 2019-04-21 15:11

Iraq Sentences 4 IS Militants to Death

BAS News - 2019-04-21 13:43
ERBIL — A court in Iraq has sentenced four people to death for joining the Islamic State (IS) and carrying out terrorist attacks in Iraq and Syria. A judiciary statement revealed on Sunday that the four men were previously captured by the Kurdish-led Syr ...

Three Kurdish Porters Freeze to Death on Iran Border

BAS News - 2019-04-17 20:31
ERBIL - At least three Kurdish porters have frozen to death in the Iranian border areas with Kurdistan Region while carrying goods during the cold weather. The incident occurred on Tuesday on the heights of Kanixuda in Piranshahr city where a number of p ...

[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 ...

Death, disease and Islamic State's moral police stalk Syria's al-Hawl refugee camp - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

ABC - 2019-04-15 14:07

Iraq begins trial proceedings for 900 Islamic State suspected militants

E-Kurd - 2019-04-15 12:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraq has begun trial proceedings for nearly 900 Iraqi suspected members of the Islamic State group caught fleeing jihadist territory in neighbouring Syria, a judicial source told AFP on Sunday. They were handed over to Iraqi authorities by the ...

Iraqi forces kill Islamic State commander, four fighters

Reuters - 2019-04-15 06:14
Security forces killed an Islamic State commander and four fighters in the Hamrin Mountains area of northeast Iraq on Sunday, the military said. ...

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 ...

Iraqi Army Expects PKK to Either Handover Weapons or Prepare for War in Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-03-26 22:51
ERBIL - Iraqi Army in the Yezidi majority populated region of Sinjar have warned the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) to either handover their weapons or be prepared for a military confrontation with the national forces, a security source said on Tuesday. ...

Trump says Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria, but Kurds still battling ISIS

E-Kurd - 2019-03-22 21:01
WASHINGTON,— U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that the Kurdish-led forces backed US-led coalition air strikes had dislodged the Islamic State militant group from its last holdout in Syria. “Here’s ISIS on Election Day. And here’s ISIS right now ...