Breaking News from Kurdistan, Europe and Middle East

Release of confession footage is an attempt to weaken New Generation: leader

Release of confession footage is an attempt to weaken New Generation: leader

E-Kurd - 2019-05-10 23:57
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish security forces (Asayish) in Sulaimani are to blame because they want to “target and defame” the New Generation Movement, its leader Shaswar Abdulwahid said on Friday. Earlier in the day, Asayish released a vi ...
Release of confession footage is an attempt to weaken New Generation: leader - E-Kurd

President Barzani: It Is An Honor To Be Among The Brave Peshmerge

Waar Media - 2019-06-06 20:19
WAAR_DUHOK President Masoud Barzani visited the Khazir front to be with the brave peshmerge and he said that it is an honopr to be among them. president Bazrani in the second day of Ramdan feast visited Kurdistan heroes in the fronts, Barzani congratulat ...

Former chief judge in Saddam trial says ready to take Iraq’s justice ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-06-02 12:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish Judge Rizgar Mohammed Amin, the former Chief judge in Saddam trial, said on Saturday signaled his willingness to be tapped as Iraqi justice minister in the incomplete cabinet of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Ma ...

New Generation leader Shaswar Abdulwahid released on bail

E-Kurd - 2019-05-30 21:44
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The leader of the New Generation (Newey Nwê) Movement Shaswar Abdulwahid and eight volunteers, was released on bail from Asayish custody on Thursday in Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan, according to Judge Omer Ahmed, spok ...

Nechirvan Barzani elected president of Iraqi Kurdistan region

E-Kurd - 2019-05-28 13:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Lawmakers in Kurdistan parliament elected Nechirvan Barzani as president of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, a spokesman for the regional parliament told Reuters on Tuesday. Barzani, who had been servi ...

New Generation leader Shaswar Abdulwahid on hunger strike in jail

E-Kurd - 2019-05-24 12:35
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The health of the New Generation leader is “unstable” after a week of hunger striking, following his arrest on charges of blackmail and defamation. “Shaswar Abdulwahid, the leader of the New Generation has gone on a h ...

Iraq Considers Attack on Green Zone an Attempt to Trigger US-Iran War

BAS News - 2019-05-21 01:11
ERBIL - Iraq has said that it views the Sunday's rocket attack in the Green Zone where the US embassy and several other foreign diplomatic buildings are located as an attempt to trigger a war between the US and Iran. The comments were made by the spokesp ...

KDP Bloc Preparing Bill to Compensate Yezidi Survivors of IS

BAS News - 2019-05-16 15:36
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) faction at the parliament of Kurdistan Region is working on a bill to compensate the Yezidis who have survived the Islamic State (IS) crimes. MP Liza Falakaddin told BasNews that the KDP faction has suggested to t ...

SDF Launches Operation to Capture Remaining IS Militants East of Syria

BAS News - 2019-05-16 12:57
ERBIL — Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said it has begun an operation to find and arrest the militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) in Deir al-Zor province, east of Syria. The US-backed forces confirmed in a statement that they have so fa ...

Court orders arrest of New Generation leader

Rûdaw - 2019-05-15 22:14

KDP Bloc at Iraqi Parliament Decries Latest Arabization Attempt in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-14 15:52
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) bloc at the Iraqi parliament has condemned the recent attempt by Arabs to forcefully occupy the Kurdish villages in Kirkuk province. “There is a plot to change the demography of Palkan and 17 other villages. We st ...

[PICTURES]: IS Sets Fire to Farms in Makhmour

BAS News - 2019-05-14 11:18
ERBIL - The jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) have set fire to a number of farms near the Qarachoukh mountains in disputed town of Makhmour, an official confirmed on Tuesday. According the information BasNews has learned, the incident occurred in the v ...

Light at the end of the tunnel beckons for Iran's thousands of stateless children

Rûdaw - 2019-05-13 18:19
“I have lived all my life here in Iran and I only speak Persian, of course it is my right to be given Iranian citizenship.” ...

Plastic bags banned at bakeries in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-09 13:24
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Citing health concerns, authorities in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan have issued a ban on plastic bags at bakeries across the city, instructing bakers to switch to paper. “Plastic has abundant disadvantages, endan ...

Over a Dozen of IS Jihadists Killed in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-05-07 20:21
ERBIL - Over a dozen of Islamic State (IS) jihadists have been killed during an operation in the Iraqi western province of Anbar. Iraqi Ministry of Defense explained in a statement that a fighter jet was targeted with gunfire in Qaem city, in Anbar, wher ...

Parliament to Reactivate Kurdistan Presidency on Wednesday

BAS News - 2019-05-06 11:39
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament will convene on Wednesday (8th May) to vote on reactivation of Kurdistan Region Presidency. According to agenda of the session which is issued by the legislative, it will also vote on an amendment to the presidency law ...

Security Forces Arrest Six Members of New Generation Movement

BAS News - 2019-05-05 18:33
ERBIL - The security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) raided on Sunday the headquarters of the New Generation Movement in Sulaimaniya province and arrested six members of the party. In late April, one of the New Generation Mo ...

Colombian human rights defender escaped murder attempt

ANF - 2019-05-05 16:05
Human rights defender Francia Marquez has escaped an attempt to murder her on Saturday. ...

Security forces raid New Generation’s offices in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-01 20:31
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The security forces arrested a number of people at the headquarters of the New Generation (Newey Nwê) Movement in Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan, the security (Asayish) announced on Wednesday. Kurdistan Asayish Director ...

Shaswar Abdulwahid accuses KDP, PUK of trying undermine New Generation

E-Kurd - 2019-04-26 01:21
New Generation leader says he was ‘betrayed’ by friends SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The founder and president of the New Generation (Newey Nwê) Movement late on Thursday addressed accusations of nepotism, blackmail, and prioritizing business dea ...

People, armed forces will someday depose ruling authority in Iraqi Kurdistan: Abdulwahid

E-Kurd - 2019-04-12 12:17
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Leader of the New Generation Movement (Newey Nwê) Shaswar Abdulwahid said on Thursday that someday Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s armed forces, Peshmerga, will revolt against the ruling authority and destroy it. Abdulwahid ...