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Lightning Kills Shepherd in Kurdistan

Lightning Kills Shepherd in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-22 15:32
ERBIL — As the region is hit by a wave of heavy rainfalls and storms, a young Kurdish man was killed on Monday near Erbil by lightning. BasNews has learned that the man was 20 years old, a shepherd from Gird Azaban village. He lost his life before being ...
Lightning Kills Shepherd in Kurdistan - BAS News

Nechirvan Barzani will be elected as the new Kurdistan President with 91 MPs votes

Waar Media - 2019-05-19 15:03
WAAR_DUHOK Irfan Jamal Kirkukli, the leader of the Turkmen party has announced that the majority of Parliament factions have nominated Nechirvan Barzani for Kurdistan Presidency, and he will be elected with 91 MPs votes. A member of the Turkmen party ann ...

KDP Officially Nominates Nechirvan Barzani for Kurdistan Region President

BAS News - 2019-05-14 15:52
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Tuesday officially nominated Nechirvan Barzani, the party’s deputy president, for president of Kurdistan Region. BasNews has learned that KDP faction submitted Barzani’s nomination documents to the parliament. ...

Kolbar Lost His Life in an Ambush by IRGC Forces

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-12 02:00
Kurdish Human Rights Network (KHRN): Following the closure of official Kolbari crossings, increasing inflation and unemployment rates in Kurdistan, more Kurdish citizens have turned into Kolbari. Meanwhile, a large number of kolbars have lost their life d ...

Monday Announced as First Day of Ramadan in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-04 20:02
ERBIL — A high Islamic committee has announced that Monday (6th May) will be the first day for Muslim’s holy month of Ramadan. The committee made the announcement after observations on Saturday. Counterpart committees in Iraq also agreed that this year’s ...

Bad roads or bad drivers? Deadly car accidents continue in Kurdistan

Rûdaw - 2019-04-28 16:11
Behind natural causes, car accidents are the second-leading cause of death in the Kurdistan Regio ...

Action against Turkish MIT kills two in Azaz

ANF - 2019-04-23 12:06
At least two people were killed as result of an action against Turkish MIT in Azaz city center. ...

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 ...

Kurdistan Regional Government Announces Official Holiday

Waar Media - 2019-04-20 20:55
WAAR_DUHOK The Kurdistan Regional Government announced an official holiday in the cities of Kurdistan Region next week. Under the holidays schedule of Kurdistan Region, the first of May will be an official holiday in Kurdistan, on the occasion of World L ...

Tageszentrum für Kinder mit Behinderung in Camp Mexmûr

ANF - 2019-04-19 01:38
25 Kinder und Jugendliche mit Autismus-Symptomen und Down-Syndrom werden im Tageszentrum „Hêvî” im selbstverwalteten Camp Mexmûr in Südkurdistan betreut. Die Bielefelder „Initiative für Frieden und Hoffnung in Kurdistan” unterstützt das Projekt. ...

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 ...

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign writes to UK Foreign Secretary

ANF - 2019-04-16 08:46
The letter has been signed by Peace in Kurdistan, Democratic Kurdish Peoples’ Assembly UK, Roj Women Assembly, Kurdistan National Congress. ...

Appello del sindaco di Modena: “Dissequestrare i farmaci in Kurdistan” | Sassuolo 2000

Sassuolo2000 - 2019-04-16 04:05

The Iranian government ignores the issue of mine in Kurdistan

Kurdpa - 2019-04-15 17:34

[PICTURES]: Spring Is Here in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-15 16:29

Gazprom Announces Increased Production in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-05 14:25
ERBIL — Russia’s Gazprom Neft announced on Thursday that it has increased production at the Sarqala field in Kurdistan Region. The giant oil company said a new production well has helped boosting production at the field by 25%. “Potential production at t ...

[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 ...

Christians to Join and Support New Cabinet in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-01 14:22
ERBIL — The Christian factions in the Kurdistan Region will join the new government and they will contribute to the development of the region through a strong government, said a Christian lawmaker. The Kurdistan Region has been known as the safe haven fo ...

Lashing Rainfall Shuts Down Schools in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-03-31 01:17
ERBIL - Authorities in the Kurdistan Region's provinces of Erbil, Sulaimaniya and Halabja have announced Sunday a holiday for schools as heavy rainfalls and floods are forecasted in the region. "For the sake of public interest and the safety of the lives ...

Weather Alert as Heavy Rainfall Expected in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-03-30 14:01
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s directorate of Meteorology and Seismology has issued a weather alert as heavy rainfalls are expected with the threat of flash floods. “A heavy rainfall is expected to hit Kurdistan Region with thunder and storm, starting Saturd ...

Summoning a young Kurdish man to the Marivan's Ettelaat

Kurdpa - 2019-03-30 06:02
Kurdpa Agency: A young Kurdish man from a village in Marivan was summoned to the Ettelaat Bureau of the city and interrogated. ...