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Iraqi Court Sentences Man to Prison for “Insulting” Shi’ite Imam

Iraqi Court Sentences Man to Prison for “Insulting” Shi’ite Imam

BAS News - 2019-05-12 16:05
ERBIL — An Iraq court on Sunday sentenced a man to three years in prison for allegedly “insulting” a Shi’ite Muslim Imam. Ali Srour Razaq was arrested earlier by the police in Najaf and faced a trial on Sunday, local media reported. He allegedly “insulte ...
Iraqi Court Sentences Man to Prison for “Insulting” Shi’ite Imam - BAS News

A Saqezi athlete was sentenced to three months imprisonment

Kurdpa - 2019-06-10 18:05
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish athlete from the city of Saqez was sentenced to three months in prison for the sake of imprinting the Kurdistan's flag on his shirt. ...

Jalalian’s lawyer sentenced to 30 years

ANF - 2019-06-04 13:17
Iran has sentenced Zeynab Jalalian’s lawyer Emir Salar Dawodi to 30 years in prison. ...

Iraq Sentences Former Minister to Seven Years in Jail

BAS News - 2019-05-26 22:35
ERBIL - Iraq has sentenced a former minister to seven years in jail over alleged corruption during his time in the office, an Iraqi source revealed to RT on Sunday. "Former Minister of Culture Asaad al-Hashemi, who belonged to the Islamic Party, was sent ...

A citizen from Paveh sentenced two years in prison

Kurdpa - 2019-05-24 12:59
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish citizen from Paveh was sentenced to two years in prison after three months of arrest and unknown fate. ...

Turkish police rake through workers’ shuttle in Suruc: 6 wounded

ANF - 2019-05-18 10:19
A minibus transporting seasonal agricultural workers was raked through by the police at a police checkpoint in the Aligor neighborhood of Urfa’s Suruc district this morning. 6 workers were wounded and have been hospitalized. ...

Iraqi Airways to Resume Direct Flights to Syria

BAS News - 2019-05-16 22:49
ERBIL - Iraqi Airways is expect to resume direct flights to neighboring Syria next week for the first time since the beginning of the civil war in the country in 2011, a spokesperson confirmed on Thursday. Spokesperson for the national airport Layth al-R ...

Pompeo’s Visit to Baghdad: US Warned Iraq over Iranian-backed Militias

BAS News - 2019-05-15 11:41
ERBIL — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Iraq earlier in May came after security alarms about Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias posing a serious threat to the US forces in Iraq, two security sources said. Pompeo reportedly warned the Iraqi lead ...

Two Labour Activists Sentenced to Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-15 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Eqbal Shabani and Towfiq Mahmoodi, two Kurdish Labour activists were sentenced to one year of suspended imprisonment for three years and one-year of imprisonment respectively on charges of cooperating with the “Oppos ...

Turkish court sentences Kurdish author to 37 months over writings

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-14 06:13

IS Threatens to Set Fire to Kurdish Farms in Makhmour: Residents

BAS News - 2019-05-12 13:35
ERBIL — Locals from Makhmour district and its surrounding villages gathered on Sunday at the parliament of Kurdistan Region to call for protection against the increasing security risks in their areas posed by the Islamic State (IS). Makhmour is a small t ...

Kirkuk: Iraqi Forces Arrest Men Wearing Shorts in Public

BAS News - 2019-05-11 15:42
ERBIL — Iraqi forces have decided to arrest the men who wear shorts in public. Photographs have gone viral on social media showing a group of men packed in a police pickup vehicle in Kirkuk. They were reportedly arrested for wearing shorts and walking on ...

A Kurdish citizen transferred to Sanandaj Central Prison

Kurdpa - 2019-05-10 12:51
Kurdpa Agency: a Kurdish Citizen from Tangi Sar village in Gavrud Rural District of Sanandaj was transferred to Sanandaj Central Prison for enforcement of judgement. ...

Yezidis on Mount Sinjar Demonstrate to Call for Resumption of BCF Aid Operations

BAS News - 2019-05-09 14:44
ERBIL — People on Mount Sinjar gathered on Tuesday at a camp on Mount Sinjar to call for the resumption of aid operations by Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF). The humanitarian aid organization was forced to close down its offices in Sinjar region after K ...

A Critical Six Months for South Sudan

International Crisis Group - 2019-05-08 20:30
South Sudan’s rival parties have temporarily salvaged prospects for peace, agreeing a six-month deadline extension to allow for the formation of a unity government. But the country’s external partners must sustain pressure on both sides to preserve a cea ...

English clubs to fight for UEFA Europa League final

Waar Media - 2019-05-08 15:36
WAAR_DUHOK The heavyweights of English football Chelsea and Arsenal will sweat for UEFA Europa League final on Thursday with victory over their opponents in semifinal first leg matches on hand. Chelsea will take on Germany’s Eintracht Frankfurt at home i ...

Two Kurdish citizens were sentenced to 10 years in prison

Kurdpa - 2019-05-05 11:20
Kurdpa Agency: Two Kurdish citizens from the Margavar Rural District were sentenced to 10 years in prison by the Revolutionary Court of Urmia. ...

Mother sentenced to 7 years in prison for speech at son’s funeral

ANF - 2019-04-30 14:16
Besra Erol, mother of Evrim Deniz Erol who had been killed in the Suruc Massacre, was arrested for a speech she gave in the funeral ceremony for her son. ...

Mukhtar Zarei was sentenced to three years in prison

Kurdpa - 2019-04-29 06:35
Kurdpa Agency: three year imprisonment was issued to a Kurdish civilian activist from Sanandaj. ...

Iraqi court sentences four to death for joining Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-04-21 20:59
BAGHDAD,— An Iraqi court has sentenced four people to death by hanging for belonging to the Islamic State militant group and committing terrorist crimes in Iraq and Syria, a judiciary statement said on Sunday. The four men, wanted by Iraqi authorities, w ...

Earthquake Hits Iran-KRG Border

BAS News - 2019-04-15 10:22
ERBIL — The border towns of Iranian Kurdistan and Kurdistan Region were hit by another earthquake on Monday, local media reported. The shake, measured at 4.3 on Richter scale, hit Qasre-Shirin in Iranian Kurdish province of Kermanshah at 11:04 (Tehran ti ...