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Monday Announced as First Day of Ramadan in Kurdistan

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 ...
Monday Announced as First Day of Ramadan in Kurdistan - BAS News

Archbishop of Erbil Concerned Over Christians' "Plight" in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-22 01:10
ERBIL - Bashar Warda, the archbishop of Erbil's Chaldean Catholic Church, in the Kurdistan Region, has expressed deep concerns over the "plight of Christians in Iraq," as the number of the minority group's members in the country has drastically decreased ...

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 ...

400 thousand tons of wheat will be received by the company of developing agricultural sector

SDF Press - 2019-05-17 01:21
Hasaka-This year, the Syrian regions witnessed large rainfall, which was reflected positively on most agricultural crops such as wheat and barley, which are considered to be the main source of income for the Syrian people. The cities and villages of Al Ja ...

Following US, Germany Footsteps, Netherlands Halts Mission in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-15 16:17
ERBIL — The Dutch government announced on Wednesday that it has decided to suspend its military mission in Iraq due to security concerns, ANP reported. The decision came soon after Germany made a similar announcement, saying that it was at the result of ...

Mansour al-Mareed elected as new governor of Iraq’s Nineveh province

E-Kurd - 2019-05-13 21:31
MOSUL,— The Provincial Council of Nineveh on Monday elected Mansour al-Mareed as the new governor of the province, after the former head was sacked over the deadly ferry sinking in the provincial capital Mosul, the official television reported. Up to 28 ...

IS Slaughters Family of Eight in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-05-09 20:23
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) jihadists have slaughtered a family of eight in eastern part of Mosul, a security source confirmed on Thursday. The incident occurred in the area of Kawar, where they killed the chief of the region, his wife, and his six ch ...

Instability Forces IDPs to Return to Camps in Kurdistan: Official

BAS News - 2019-05-06 23:44
ERBIL - Hundreds of IDPs have again returned to the camps in Kurdistan Region since January due to instability in their places of origin, an official was quoted as saying on Monday. "Over 530 IDP families have come back to the camps [in the Kurdistan Reg ...

In pictures...Preparations for the month of Ramadan in the Kurdistan region

Kurdiu - 2019-05-05 18:39

Muslims Welcoming Holy Month Of Ramadan

Waar Media - 2019-05-05 16:03
WAAR_DUHOK Muslims all around the world are getting ready to welcome the holy month of Ramadan, which begins on Sunday evening. Millions of Muslims on Sunday will offer their first special evening Ramadan prayer called Tarawih, which will then continue t ...

#BoycottTurkey Actions around England and Wales

ANF - 2019-05-05 11:01
At least 10 towns and cities from across England and Wales took part in a day of action in solidarity with Kurdish hunger strikers across the world. ...

[PICTURES]: First Women Championship of Powerlifting in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-03 13:50
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Families in Esenyurt: We will be here every day

ANF - 2019-05-03 11:03
Following the police ban of their sit-in in Esenyurt, families of prisoners on hunger strike said they will be coming to the square every day. ...

US Launches $5 Million Airport Security Program in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-02 20:13
ERBIL - As an initiative by Washington, officials from the US Embassy in Baghdad and Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA), have announced the launch of a $5 million airport security program in Iraq. According to a statement by the US Consulate General in ...

Sheep Shearing started in Kurdistan

Waar Media - 2019-05-02 17:20
WAAR_DUHOK The post Sheep Shearing started in Kurdistan appeared first on WAARmedia. ...

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` ...

US Forces to Stay for a Long Time in Iraq: General

BAS News - 2019-04-28 21:08
ERBIL - The US forces will stay in Iraq for a long period of time, Chief of the US Central Command, General Kenneth McKenzie, said on Saturday, adding that Washington would be well capable to encounter Tehran if needed. McKenzie made the remarks during a ...

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 ...

The Municipality of people in Raqqa continues its work to repair the bisections

SDF Press - 2019-04-28 01:09
Raqqa – The Environment and Parks Committee of the Municipality of People in Raqqa works on the rehabilitation of the bisections because it was totally destroyed due to the war. The project’s observer, “Mohammed Ali” talked about the work of the committee ...

6th group takes over the hunger strike in Van

ANF - 2019-04-26 15:54
The 6th group has taken over the hunger strike launched on April 10 in Van against the isolation. ...