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Dust Storm in Iraq's Karbala: Death Toll Rises

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 ...
Dust Storm in Iraq\'s Karbala: Death Toll Rises - BAS News

HPG statement on Turkish invasion operation in Xakurke

ANF - 2019-05-28 16:04
HPG released a statement on the invasion operation of the Turkish army in South Kurdistan, saying that the occupiers will experience the biggest blow in their history. ...

Sinjar: Residents Call for Special Cemetery for Yezidi Victims of IS

BAS News - 2019-05-28 00:33
ERBIL - Yezidi residents have called for the creation of a special cemetery for their relatives that were victims of Islamic State (IS) genocide in Sinjar. Back in August 2014, the militant group attacked Sinjar, soon after they overran a vast area in Ir ...

2018 marks lowest uranium production in US in 70 years

Waar Media - 2019-05-07 17:33
WAAR_DUHOK Uranium production in the U.S. last year was the lowest in nearly 70 years, the country’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a statement on Monday. The U.S. produced 1.47 million pounds of uranium concentrate in 2018, based on pre ...

KRG to Send Abroad More Victims of Chemical Attacks by Saddam's Regime

BAS News - 2019-05-07 00:53
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will send abroad a number of survivors of the chemical attacks carried out by the former Iraqi regime led by Saddam al-Hussein in the 1980s, said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Monday. The stateme ...

Germany’s support for policing in Iraq

The Global Coalition - 2019-05-03 20:07
Article Germany’s support for policing in Iraq Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Iraq’s oil exports rose to 3.466 million bpd in April: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-05-01 20:31
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s oil exports rose to 3.466 million barrels per day (bpd) in April from 3.377 million bpd the previous month, a statement from the oil ministry said. Exports from the southern Basra oilfields rose to 3.354 million bpd from 3.254 million bp ...

Siemens to Upgrade Iraq's Electricity Grid: Abdul-Mahdi

BAS News - 2019-04-30 21:12
ERBIL - Siemens was the "main partner" in a roadmap agreement to upgrade Iraq's electricity grid, Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday. The Iraqi premier made the remarks at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel where A ...

Dust Storm Kills Two, Injures Several in Central Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-29 21:26
ERBIL - At least two people were killed in the Iraqi city of Anbar on Monday in a fierce dust storm while several more were wounded. According to Iraqi media reports, the storm also sent over 20 people to the hospital in Karbala city, some 100 kilometers ...

Indonesia: Death toll in floods climbs to 31

Waar Media - 2019-04-29 14:29
WAAR_DUHOK The death toll from floods in western Indonesia climbed to 31 on Monday, according to the national disaster management agency. The Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) said 29 people died in the Bengkulu province on the sou ...

Suicide at Its Alarming Rate in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-27 15:26
ERBIL — Iraq’s High Commissioner for Human Rights has warned about a dramatic increase in suicide rate across the country, with parliament planning to address the issue with new measures. At least 131 people have killed themselves in Iraq since the begin ...

Death Toll From Sri Lanka Bombings Rises To 359

Waar Media - 2019-04-24 10:42
WAAR_DUHOK The death toll from Sunday’s multiple terror attacks in Sri Lanka has risen to 359, a police official said. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said 18 more people were held in an operation carried out following the attacks, raising the total nu ...

Mosul Dam Close to Overflow: Warning for Tigris Bank

BAS News - 2019-04-24 00:05
ERBIL - Authorities in Mosul have urged people living in the surrounding areas to evacuate from their houses while the dam is being discharged. The Mosul Dam directorate said in a statement on Tuesday evening that the residents who live near the Tigris R ...

Officials in Iraq’s Nineveh province stole $60 million: commission

E-Kurd - 2019-04-23 14:03
MOSUL,— The Iraqi Commission of Integrity has revealed that nearly $60 million of public money was stolen by officials in Nineveh province who were close to former governor Nawfal Hammadi al-Sultan. The Commission said in a statement on Monday that offic ...

Death Toll From Sri Lanka Bombings Rises To 310

Waar Media - 2019-04-23 12:53
WAAR_DUHOK The death toll from Sunday’s multiple terror attacks in Sri Lanka has risen to 310, according to media reports. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara, according to the Daily Mirror, said around 40 suspects — all from Sri Lanka — have also been det ...

Death Toll From Philippine Quake Rises To 11

Waar Media - 2019-04-23 12:53
WAAR_DUHOK The death toll from a 6.1 magnitude earthquake in the Philippines has risen to 11, local media reported Tuesday. Search and rescue operations are continuing for 30 people buried under a supermarket that collapsed early Monday in the town of Po ...

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 ...

Prime Minister Barzani’s statement on thirty-first anniversary of Anfal genocide campaign

KRG-Spain - 2019-04-17 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani made a statement on the thirty-first anniversary of the Anfal genocide campaign. Below is the text of Prime Minister Barzani’s statement: Once again, after more than 30 yea ...

Ebola death toll in DR Congo rises to 698

Waar Media - 2019-04-14 16:22
WAAR_DUHOK The death toll from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 698 since the start of an outbreak last July, the country’s Health Ministry said Thursday. A total of 43 people died of Ebola in the last four days, according to ...