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Sadr Criticizes New Iraqi Government

Sadr Criticizes New Iraqi Government

BAS News - 2019-04-25 22:31
ERBIL - Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, head of Sa'eroun alliance, has strongly criticized the new government which is yet to be concluded after several months, considering the new cabinet "corrupted". Sadr said in an online statement on his Twitte ...
Sadr Criticizes New Iraqi Government - BAS News

US-Iran Tensions to Burn All: Iraqi Shi’ite Leader

BAS News - 2019-05-20 13:41
ERBIL — As tensions between the US and Iran further grows, an Iraqi Shi’ite leader warns of devastating impacts on everyone in the region, including Iraq. Hadi Ameri, the leader of Fatih (Conquest) Alliance, said in a statement that all the involved side ...

Iraqi Forces Destroy IS Hideouts in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-20 11:46
ERBIL — Iraqi federal police carried out an operation on Monday during which at least two hideouts of the Islamic State (IS) militants were destroyed in Kirkuk province. Federal Police said in an official statement that the operation was carried out in W ...

Four People Killed after Sadr Supporters Attacked Najaf Shopping Mall

BAS News - 2019-05-16 10:15
ERBIL — At least four people were killed in Iraq’s southern city of Najaf where supporters of Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attacked a shopping mall overnight on Wednesday. The mall belongs to a business man close to Sadr Movement, but he was accu ...

Outraged Shi’ite Militia Blocks Khanaqin-Baghdad Road

BAS News - 2019-05-04 12:47
ERBIL — An Iraqi Shi’ite militia, outraged by Hashd al-Shaabi, has unilaterally blocked a main road connecting Khanaqin and Baghdad, local officials confirmed. Earlier this month, Hashd al-Shaabi headquarters ordered the closure of its 24th brigade near ...

Iraqi Shi’ite Militias Deployed to Iran Kill Two Kurds

BAS News - 2019-05-01 14:20
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have reportedly killed two Kurdish men in northwest Iran, where they are stationed since last week. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights reported on 23rd April that around 60 militiamen of Hashd al-Shaabi ...

Female activists call to increase number of women in new Kurdistan government

E-Kurd - 2019-04-30 13:57
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Dozens of female activists held a press conference in Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil on Monday to urge the Kurdistan Parliament to make sure that there is an increase in the number of women holding official posit ...

10 Most Famous Revolutionaries Of History

Waar Media - 2019-04-30 13:08
WAAR_DUHOK Vladimir Lenin Lenin is well-known for starting the October revolution and overthrowing the tsar regime. Lenin became the face of a new Soviet government and is still remembered as an ideological figure. His embalmed body is preserved in a mau ...

Sadr's Supporters Gather in Front of Bahraini Consulate

BAS News - 2019-04-28 22:07
Bahraini FM had criticized Sadr's call for ending war in Yemen, Bahrain, and Syria. ERBIL - A number of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's supporters gathered on Sunday in front of the Bahraini Consulate in Najaf, protesting a statement by the Foreig ...

Coming summer big test for Iraqi government post-ISIL: Canadian commander | nanaimonewsNOW

Nanaimonewsnow - 2019-04-26 20:05

Coming summer big test for Iraqi government post-ISIL: Canadian commander | Burnaby Now

Burnabynow - 2019-04-26 10:48

KDP, Gorran wanted to form Kurdistan government without PUK: official

E-Kurd - 2019-04-23 14:03
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) wanted to form new Iraqi Kurdistan government without the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), said an official from PUK leadership. Member of PUK Leade ...

140 villages in Bradost appeal to UN against Turkey

ANF - 2019-04-23 13:47
A letterwas sent to the international community, the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan regional government in the name of 140 villages in Southern Kurdistan’s Bradost region demanding the Turkish soldiers leave the region. ...

Iraq to Compensate Flood-affected People: Lawmaker

BAS News - 2019-04-22 23:24
ERBIL - The Iraqi government will compensate the people in the areas affected by this year's flash floods across the country, a Kurdish lawmaker said on Monday. Talking to BasNews, Nasir Harki, a Kurdish lawmaker at the Iraqi Council of Representatives, ...

Iraq elects veteran Kurdish politician Barham Salih as its new president; government-formation to take place soon - Firstpost

Firstpost - 2019-04-22 16:57

Iraq Might Postpone Provincial Election to 2020: MP

BAS News - 2019-04-22 14:26
ERBIL — The Iraqi government would possibly delay the provincial elections in the country as the ground is not yet prepared, said a Kurdish lawmaker. Earlier this year, the Iraqi government said they have set the provincial elections for 16th November, 2 ...

Baghdad, Riyadh Agree on Security, Intelligence Cooperations

BAS News - 2019-04-19 12:19
ERBIL — The Iraqi government and Saudi Arabia have reached an agreement to strengthen ties and cooperation in security and intelligence affairs. The deal is part of 13 agreements a high-level Iraqi delegation, led by Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, sign ...

Sadr Slams Persisting “Baathist Method” in Iraq’s State Institutions

BAS News - 2019-04-18 16:07
ERBIL — Influential Iraqi Shi’ite cleric and the leader of Sairoon parliamentary bloc, Muqtada al-Sadr, has fiercely criticized corruption and “Baathist method” in the state institutions across Iraq. Sadr wrote on Twitter that bribery in state institutio ...

Shi'ite Militias Tax Foreign Oil Companies in Basra: Expert

BAS News - 2019-04-17 22:42
ERBIL - Certain Shi'ite militias have harassed the foreign oil companies in the Iraqi city of Basra by taxing them while the federal government keeps silent on the issue, an expert said on Wednesday. A petroleum engineer spoke to BasNews on condition of ...

Iraq Should Compensate Victims of Anfal: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-04-14 12:07
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is responsible to compensate those affected by the genocidal Anfal campaign at the hand of former Baath Regime, reiterated Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani. He made the call in an official statement on the 31 ...

Iraq receives six F-16 fighter jets from U.S.: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-04-07 21:26
BAGHDAD,— Iraq has received a new batch of F-16 fighter jets from the U.S., the Defense Ministry said on Saturday. Iraqi Ministry of Defense said in a brief statement on Twitter that six F-16 jets landed in Balad Airbase, northern Baghdad. The arrival of ...