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Sulaimaniya: Three People Sentenced to Death on Murder Charges

Sulaimaniya: Three People Sentenced to Death on Murder Charges

BAS News - 2019-05-12 23:31
ERBIL - A court in the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province has sentenced three people to death on murder charges in the disputed Kurdish city of Kirkuk. The death penalties were issued on Thursday (May 9) by the Sulaimaniya Criminal Court after findi ...
Sulaimaniya: Three People Sentenced to Death on Murder Charges - BAS News

Duhok: Family of Five Killed in Car Accident, Several More Injured

BAS News - 2019-06-06 15:38
ERBIL - A family of five, including the parents and their three children, have lost their lives in a tragic car accident in the Kurdistan Region's Duhok province, while several more were severely wounded in the incident, traffic police confirmed on Thurs ...

Deloitte report on Oil and Gas review in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region – Q4 of 2018

KRG-Spain - 2019-06-04 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) - Today, Regional Council for Oil and Gas Affairs has published new verified data on the Kurdistan Region’s oil exports, consumption and revenues, covering the period from 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018, ...

Duhok: 81 Yezidi Families Return to Camps Again

BAS News - 2019-05-30 01:09
ERBIL - During last month only, a total of 81 Yezidi families returned to the IDP camps in the Kurdistan Region's Duhok province due to alleged instability in their places of origin, an official has confirmed. Salim Saeed, a spokesperson for the Board of ...

Landmine Injures Two in Duhok

BAS News - 2019-05-25 22:33
ERBIL - A landmine explosion on Saturday resulted in the wounding of two people in the Kurdistan Region's Duhok province. The incident took place in the village of Galak, in Duhok's Deraluk, while the two were working with a landmine cleaning team in the ...

Exxon Mobil evacuates foreign staff from Iraqi oilfield

E-Kurd - 2019-05-19 18:50
BASRA,— Exxon Mobil has evacuated all of its foreign staff, around 60 people, from Iraq’s West Qurna 1 oilfield and is flying them out to Dubai, a senior Iraqi official and three other sources told Reuters on Saturday. The evacuation came just days after ...

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 ...

A labor activist was sentenced to one year suspended imprisonment for three years

Kurdpa - 2019-05-12 20:16
Kurdpa Agency: A Sanandaji labor activist was sentenced to one year suspended imprisonment for three years. ...

Convicted ISIS member who killed 5 Iraqi forces sentenced to death

Rûdaw - 2019-05-10 02:01
“The terrorist was wearing Afghani clothes and carrying a weapon ...

Two Sisters Stabbed to Death by Family Members in Iranian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-08 23:45
ERBIL - Two sisters were stabbed to death by their father and a brother in the Iranian Kurdistan on Wednesday evening, a monitoring group confirmed. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights said that the incident took place in the Kurdish city of Sanandaj on ...

Trump pardons ex-soldier convicted of killing Iraqi prisoner

BBC - 2019-05-08 00:35
Michael Behenna was sentenced to 25 years in jail for the murder of a prisoner shot during questioning. ...

Man hangs his own daughter in Iraqi Kurdistan over her love relationship

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 20:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A young Kurdish girl was hanged to death earlier on Saturday in Iraqi Kurdistan region reportedly after her father found out about her love relationship. Speaking to BasNews, Erbil Police Chief Abdulkhaliq Talaat, ...

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 ...

Three migrants found after ‘freezing to death’ in Turkey | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-05-06 19:02

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 ...

A citizen from Karamah city west of Iran (Kurdistan region) is sentenced to prison

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2019-05-05 14:28
KMMK: Danial Darab Khani, a resident of Kermanshah, was sentenced to a year in prison by a division of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of the Islamic Republic of Iran on charges of acting against national security. This citizen was arrested by Islamic ...

Villages Partially Evacuated as Turkey Bombs Kurdistan Border

BAS News - 2019-04-26 13:10
ERBIL — Turkish warplanes once again bombed the border areas of Kurdistan Region’s Duhok province, causing part of the residents to escape their homes. Turkey often carries out ground and aerial operations on the border with Kurdistan, allegedly targetin ...

Sulaimaniya: Victim's Family Demands Death Penalty for the Killers

BAS News - 2019-04-20 23:47
ERBIL - The family members of a victim, who had been murdered by a group of criminals in the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province, are demanding the death penalty for the killers. Earlier last week, the security forces in Sulaimaniya published a confe ...

Sulaimaniya: Authorities Issue Closure of Gun Shops

BAS News - 2019-04-19 00:14
ERBIL - Authorities in the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province have issued a decree to close down the gun shops due to increased number of violations in the city, local police confirmed. Talking to BasNews, spokesperson for Sulaimaniya Police Directo ...

Baghdad-appointed Governor of Kirkuk Thanks PUK for Releasing Dozens of Terror Convicts

BAS News - 2019-04-14 15:28
ERBIL — The Baghdad-appointed governor of Kirkuk, Rakan al-Jabouri, on Sunday thanked the leading members of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) for releasing a group of terror convicts, whom are referred to by Jabouri as “detainees”.Earlier this week ...