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KRG Spares No Effort in Preserving Rights of Workers: Statement

KRG Spares No Effort in Preserving Rights of Workers: Statement

BAS News - 2019-05-01 13:19
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said it is determined to provide better work and living condition for workers, and preserve their rights. The KRG made the pledge in a statement released on 1st May to mark the International Workers’ Day. “ ...
KRG Spares No Effort in Preserving Rights of Workers: Statement - BAS News

KRG Reveals Latest Figures on Yezidi Victims of IS

BAS News - 2019-05-12 21:38
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Sunday that it had liberated a total of 3,371 Yezidi abductees from the Islamic State (IS) until the 4th of March, this year. KRG’s Coordinator for lnternational Advocacy, Dindar Zebari, said in a s ...

Control of corrupted materials in the markets of Hasaka

SDF Press - 2019-05-07 19:59
Hasakah – The municipality of people monitored corrupted materials in the markets of Hasakah city during the tours organized by control committee to check the shops, stores, goods and food commodities. It has been confirmed through the control committee t ...

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 ...

Committee of Self-Defense in Tabqa .. Organization of the affairs of the fighters and the establishment of a defensive army

SDF Press - 2019-05-04 00:07
Tabqa- The Committee for Self-Defense in Tabqa one of the committees of the Executive Council, which was established on 1/11/2017 and began to work to facilitate the participation of the residents of Tabqa to protect and defend the city. The center of sel ...

Iraqi Kurdistan ‘repaid’ over $1 billion in loans: KRG finance minister

E-Kurd - 2019-05-03 12:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has repaid several separate loans worth of more than $1 million, Finance and Economy Minister Rebaz Hamlan said on Thursday. During a meeting with a delegation from the Fre ...

The Municipality of the People in Raqqa celebrates the workers’ day

SDF Press - 2019-05-02 00:55
Raqqa – The ” Municipality of the People ” organized in Raqqa a celebration on the occasion of “World Labor Day”. In the presence of municipalities and leaders of the Syrian Democratic Forces and the Internal Security Forces and the committees of the Civi ...

People smile in Tabqa in third year of freedom

ANF - 2019-05-01 18:01
Arabs, Kurds and Christians are happy and smiling in Tabqa as the city prepares to celebrate the third year of freedom. ...

Herêm Mehmoud: 65 days of hunger strike in South Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-05-01 17:04
Herêm Mehmoud has been on hunger strike for 65 days in the town of Kelar in Germiyan. He says to be ready to pay the price for the free lives of the Kurdish people. ...

The First Conference of the Union of Nurses and Medical Professions in Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-05-01 07:05
Raqqa – Under the slogan “Health and Safety Are Our Goal” The first conference of the Union of Nurses and Medical Professions was held today in Raqqa, which aims to make some changes in the rules of procedure and to form a founding council for the nurses` ...

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 ...

Kurdistan Regional and Iraqi Federal governments meet in Erbil

KRG-Spain - 2019-04-30 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – The Kurdistan Regional Government and the Iraqi Federal Government met in Erbil. The Iraqi Federal Government delegation was led by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dr. Fuad Hussein and includ ...

Opening the Center of Culture and Arts in Raqqa City

SDF Press - 2019-04-29 23:25
Raqqa –The Culture and Art Committee of the civil council of Raqqa, opened the Culture and Arts Center in the city, after four years of is closure. The opening ceremony began with a minute of silence in the memory of the martyrs` lives. The ministry of cu ...

Iraq to Meet with KRG over Oil Exports: Minister

BAS News - 2019-04-25 12:59
ERBIL — Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Thursday that they are planning a meeting in the near future with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for talks over oil exports. According to the minister, cited by Reuters, the Baghdad delegation w ...

Bomb Attack Kills, Injures over 40 in Northwest of Syria

BAS News - 2019-04-25 00:06
ERBIL - A bomb explosion in the center of rebel-held Jisr al-Shughour city, northwestern Syria, killed and wounded over 40 people on Wednesday, multiple reports said. The bomb blast, which left at least 17 people dead, came only a day after the Russian a ...

No Foreign Forces Allowed to Stay in Iraq: Hadi al-Amiri

BAS News - 2019-04-25 00:06
ERBIL - No foreign forces are allowed to stay in Iraq, Head of Fatih Coalition Hadi al-Amiri said on Wednesday during a special ceremony held to remember the fallen militiamen of the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi during the war against the Islamic State (I ...

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 ...

Czech Republic Invites KRG to Open Representation Office in Prague

BAS News - 2019-04-15 14:03
ERBIL — A delegation from the government of Czech Republic visits Erbil to discuss closer ties and invite the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to open its representation office in Prague. Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and Consular Affairs of Czech ...

KRG Announces Holiday to Mark Anniversary of Toppling Saddam

BAS News - 2019-04-08 15:12
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced holiday on Tuesday to mark the 16th anniversary of liberation of Iraq from Saddam Hussein’s Baath Regime. KRG Spokesperson confirmed the holiday in an official statement, saying that all governmen ...

First Armenian Orthodox church opened in Iraqi Kurdistan capital

E-Kurd - 2019-04-06 21:11
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Saturday opened the first Armenian Orthodox church in Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdistan Region. It has has been built and supervised by the KRG’s Ministry o ...

Iraq to open border to allow its refugees to return

ANF - 2019-04-03 11:28
The Iraqi government said it is ready to reopen border to allow its citizens who fled DAESH and went to Northern and Eastern Syria to return. ...