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Kurdish Forces Capture Over 45 Kg of Heroin

Kurdish Forces Capture Over 45 Kg of Heroin

BAS News - 2019-05-13 22:20
ERBIL - The Kurdish security forces captured on Monday over 45 kilograms of heroin while arresting a band of illegal drug traffickers. According to a statement by the General Directorate of Combatting Narcotics in Akre district near Erbil province, the b ...
Kurdish Forces Capture Over 45 Kg of Heroin - BAS News

[PICTURES]: Kurdish Security Forces Intercept Tourist Bus Carrying Illicit Drugs

BAS News - 2019-06-09 13:27
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces in Sulaymaniyah province have seized a large stash of illicit drugs packed into a passenger bus heading to Baghdad. Police said they had received intelligence on the illegal shipment, and they managed to ambush the smuggle ...

Number of US oil rigs rises by 3 to 800

Waar Media - 2019-06-01 17:40
WAAR_DUHOK The number of oil rigs in the U.S. increased to 800 in the week ending May 31, up by 3 over the previous week, according to data released by oilfield services company Baker Hughes on Friday. The rise in weekly oil rig count, together with U.S. ...

HE President Masould Barzani attends graduation ceremony of training program in Soran

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-05-26 17:55
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 25, 2019, HE President Masoud Barzani attended the graduation ceremony of a military training course at Erbil Infantry Training Center. The ceremony was also attended by Lieutenant General Jamal Mohammad (Peshme ...

Number of US oil rigs falls by 5 to 797

Waar Media - 2019-05-25 13:07
WAAR_DUHOK The number of oil rigs in the U.S. decreased by 5 this week, from the previous week, according to data released by oilfield services company Baker Hughes on Friday. The oil rig count in the U.S. reached 797 for the week ending May 24, from 802 ...

Number of US oil rigs falls by 3 to 802

Waar Media - 2019-05-18 16:56
WAAR_DUHOK The number of oil rigs in the U.S. decreased by 3 this week, from the previous week, according to data released by oilfield services company Baker Hughes on Friday. The oil rig count in the U.S. reached 802 for the week ending May 17, from 805 ...

Kurdish forces crack down on Islamic State fighters in Syria’s Deir al Zor

E-Kurd - 2019-05-16 14:25
DEIR al-ZOR,— U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces said on Wednesday they had begun a campaign against “terrorists” linked to Islamic State in a strategic town in the oil rich eastern province of Deir al Zor that residents and witnesses say has been at the cen ...

Kurdish security forces confiscate over 45 kilograms of illegal narcotics

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-13 21:18

Number of US oil rigs falls by 2 to 805

Waar Media - 2019-05-12 17:34
WAAR_DUHOK The number of oil rigs in the U.S. decreased by 2 this week, from the previous week, according to data released by oilfield services company Baker Hughes on Friday. The oil rig count in the U.S. reached 805 for the week ending May 10, from 807 ...

Iraqi Overcrowded Jails May Give Birth to New Militant Group: Expert

BAS News - 2019-05-12 00:24
ERBIL - Iraqi experts have warned of the emergence of a new militant group as Baghdad has been continuing to receive a great number of Islamic State (IS) detainees from the Syrian Kurdish forces. Apart from capturing thousands of insurgents during the li ...

Pompeo Concerned over Iran's Threatenings

BAS News - 2019-05-10 01:08
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed concerns over the recent threatenings by Iran, reminding the country that Washington does not seek war against Tehran, but that will respond if needed, according to a statement by his office. "The r ...

No News Over the Fate of Kurdish Detained Prisoner

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-09 02:01
Kurdish Human Rights Network (KHRN): Although five months have passed since the transfer of the Kurdish civilian “Shakir Behroozi” residing at Morghoor Region of Orumiyeh from Orumiyeh Central Prison to the detention centre of the Islamic Revolutionary Gu ...

Arab protests against Syrian Kurds reportedly ‘grow’ in Deir al-Zor: residents, locals

E-Kurd - 2019-05-08 12:52
AMMAN,— Arab inhabitants of Syria’s Deir al-Zor began a third week of protests against Kurdish rule, the largest wave of unrest to sweep the oil-rich region since the U.S.-backed forces took over the territory from Islamic State nearly 18 months ago, res ...

Anti-Kurdish protests grow in Syria's Deir al-Zor: residents, locals

Reuters - 2019-05-08 06:04
Arab inhabitants of Syria's Deir al-Zor began a third week of protests against Kurdish rule, the largest wave of unrest to sweep the oil-rich region since the U.S.-backed forces took over the territory from Islamic State nearly 18 months ago, residents, w ...

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 ...

KDP, PUK Reach Deal over Kurdistan Presidency Law

BAS News - 2019-05-07 15:24
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Tuesday reached an agreement over the amendment of Kurdistan Region Presidency Law. According to the agreement, the two major political parties have resolved their differe ...

Police attacked families of prisoners, detained 19 in Batman

ANF - 2019-05-07 15:06
Turkish state forces have attacked the relatives of prisoners who wanted to make a press statement in front of Batman M Type Prison. 19 people were taken into custody in the crackdown. ...

Tree Kurdish Tradesmen Killed during the Attack of Iranian Law Enforcement Officers

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-07 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Two Kurdish Tradesmen were killed by direct shootings of law enforcement forces in Oshnavieh (Shno in Kurdish). A Tradesman from Saqqez passed away due to the cardiac arrest during the chase by police forces. “On Apr ...

Iraq: Over 200 Violations Against Journalists Recorded in One Year

BAS News - 2019-05-03 19:48
ERBIL - Iraq’s Journalistic Freedom Observatory (JFO) revealed on Friday, which marks World Press Freedom Day, that over 200 violations were committed against journalists in the country in one year only. According to a statement by the JFO, a copy of whi ...

Sadr's Supporters Gather in Front of Bahraini Consulate

BAS News - 2019-04-28 22:07
Bahraini FM had criticized Sadr's call for ending war in Yemen, Bahrain, and Syria. ERBIL - A number of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's supporters gathered on Sunday in front of the Bahraini Consulate in Najaf, protesting a statement by the Foreig ...

Iraqi MP Warns of Serious Threats in Post-IS Mosul

BAS News - 2019-04-23 15:25
ERBIL — An Iraqi lawmaker has warned that the northern Nineveh province is facing serious threats as terrorists are gravely active in the region. MP Ahmed Jarba said in a statement that the western areas of Mosul and Nineveh province in general, especial ...