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Police Arrests Arms Dealer in Erbil

Police Arrests Arms Dealer in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-05-12 11:50
ERBIL — Police forces in Kurdistan Region’s capital city arrested a man in possession of a large quantity of arms. Police chief Abdulkhaliq Talaat told BasNews that the man was arrested during a special operation at his place, where they initially found ...
Police Arrests Arms Dealer in Erbil - BAS News

Khanaqin: Kurdish Farmer Injured in IED Blast

BAS News - 2019-06-08 14:36
ERBIL — An improvised explosive device (IED) went off at a Kurdish farmer on Saturday in a village near Khanqin, Diyala province. A local security source told BasNews that the blast was in the agricultural lands around Yousif Beg village. The victim was ...

Slovenia suspends training of armed forces in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-18 11:23
LJUBLJANA,— The Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF) have suspended their training of the armed forces of the Iraqi Kurdistan in Erbil due to the aggravated security situation in the country. The Slovenian contingent will nevertheless stay in Iraq and continue t ...

Erbil Security Forces Arrest Perpetrator of Mosul Bombing

BAS News - 2019-05-16 15:36
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces announced that they have arrested a young man in Erbil who is responsible for a recent bombing in Mosul. The man, identified as “Ahmed Mohammed Mahdi”, has admitted to have carried out the bombing earlier on 4th May in cen ...

Murder Case Leads Erbil Police to a Secret Drug Factory

BAS News - 2019-05-16 01:07
ERBIL — Police forces in Kurdistan Region’s capital city have discovered a secret drug factory during investigations into a murder case. The factory was discovered in the town of Bahrka, Erbil province, where tens of barrels, reportedly containing raw ma ...

Germany Won’t Reduce Diplomatic Mission in Kurdistan, Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-15 16:59
ERBIL — Germany said it has no plan to reduce the number of its staff at its embassy in Baghdad and consulate general in Erbil. A German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said the German Embassy in Baghdad was fully staffed and working, as reported by Reuters ...

UN Welcomes Political Progress in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-13 17:54
ERBIL - The United Nations has welcomed the political progress in the Kurdistan Region as a new government is imminent to be formed in Erbil. The comments were made by the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary- General for Iraq Jeanine H ...

Demos in Europe in solidarity with mothers of hunger strikers

ANF - 2019-05-10 09:29
Demonstrations and actions in solidarity with the mothers of hunger strikers who have been attacked by Turkish police have been held in Paris, Hamburg and Aarau (Switzerland). ...

Coach Stabbed in Football Fan Brawl

BAS News - 2019-05-10 00:45
ERBIL - A football coach was stabbed in a clash between the fans and a team following a match in the Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil on Thursday evening, local police confirmed. Director General of Erbil Police Abdulkhaliq Talaat told BasNews that the c ...

Barzani Receives State Department Delegation in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-05-09 17:03
ERBIL — Former President of Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani received on Thursday a delegation from the US State Department in Erbil. Barzani and Acting Assistant Secretary David Satterfield reviewed the latest security and political developments in the r ...

Four activists arrested in Van

ANF - 2019-05-09 09:41
In the early hours of the morning police raided the building in Van where activists are on solidarity hunger strike and detained four people. ...

Man Killed By His Wife and Son in Erbil: Police

BAS News - 2019-05-08 16:13
ERBIL — A man has been found dead outside Erbil, police said on Wednesday, revealing that he was killed by his own wife and son. Erbil Police Chief Abdulkhaliq Talaat told BasNews that they have arrested the suspects and investigations are underway. The ...

Erbil: Man Hangs His Own Daughter

BAS News - 2019-05-07 13:28
ERBIL — A young girl was hanged to death earlier on Saturday reportedly after her father found out about her love relationship. Speaking to BasNews, Erbil Police Chief Abdulkhaliq Talaat, said that the initial investigations indicate that the young girl ...

PM Barzani, New UAE Envoy Discuss Politics, Security in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-06 21:48
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani received on Monday the new consul of the United Arab Emirates in Erbil, Ahmed Ibrahim Saeed, to discuss the latest political and security affairs in the region. The Kurdish premier briefed during the meeting ...

Three Flood-Stranded Labourers Rescued in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-05-04 23:42
ERBIL - At least three stranded workers were rescued on Saturday evening in the town of Mergasor of Erbil province, where the trio had been stuck due to flash floods. Emad Kan'an, Director of Civil Defense Corps in Soran district, told BasNews that the t ...

Kurdistan Police Takes Serious Actions to Fight Cyber Harassment

BAS News - 2019-04-30 14:52
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s police is working on a comprehensive plan now to fight cyber harassment which is on the rise in the region. Police Chief Abdulkhaliq Talaat told BasNews that the number of reports complaining about harassments on social media i ...

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 ...

Basra: Tribal Dispute Sends 500 Traffic Police Officers Home

BAS News - 2019-04-18 11:25
ERBIL — General Directorate of Basra Traffic Police has issued obligatory leave for more than 500 officers from two different tribes who are in disputes. A source from Basra Traffic Police told BasNews that the two tribes clashed in April, and their disp ...

Young IDP Man Returns Lost Bag with $60,000 in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-04-17 10:45
ERBIL — A young Iraqi man in Kurdistan Region’s capital city found a bag with $60,000 earlier this week and returned the huge sum to the owner. Khalid Ali, the man who found the bag, is an Iraq youth who is displaced from his home in Anbar province to th ...