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At Least 19 Christians from Nineveh Still Missing after IS Abduction: MP

At Least 19 Christians from Nineveh Still Missing after IS Abduction: MP

BAS News - 2019-05-20 16:25
ERBIL — A member of Kurdistan Region Parliament said at least 19 Christians whom were abducted by the Islamic State (IS) in Nineveh province of Iraq, remain missing. MP Robina Tiyari told BasNews that they are concerned with the fate of the people abduct ...
At Least 19 Christians from Nineveh Still Missing after IS Abduction: MP - BAS News

[PICTURE]: Kurdish Yezidi Girl Liberated from IS in Syria

BAS News - 2019-06-03 15:32
ERBIL — Another Kurdish Yezidi girl has been freed from the grip of Islamic State (IS) in Syria, a member of the family confirmed. Yousra Mustafa Ammi was kidnapped by IS jihadists during the Sinjar massacre back in 2014, the source wrote on Facebook. He ...

A member of the Revolutionary Guards was killed in Chaldoran

Kurdpa - 2019-05-31 18:12
Kurdpa Agency: A member of the Revolutionary Guards was killed during a battle in Chaldoran. ...

Nechirvan Barzani Elected as President of Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2019-05-28 11:10
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament on Tuesday (28th May) elected Nechirvan Barzani from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) as the new President of Kurdistan Region. The session was attended by 81 lawmakers, from whom 68 voted in favor of Barzani. Ther ...

Venezuelan prison clashes leave 29 inmates dead

BBC - 2019-05-26 00:01
At least 19 police officers were also wounded in the violence in Portuguesa state, authorities say. ...

Over 170 Children Still Missing Since Halabja Chemical Attack

BAS News - 2019-05-25 12:06
ERBIL — More than 170 children are yet to be found since they went missing during the Halabja chemical attack back in 1988, an official said. On 16th March 1988, the Baath regime attacked Halabja in Kurdistan with chemical weapons and killed over 5,000 i ...

India tuition class fire kills at least 17 students

BBC - 2019-05-25 00:29
Footage shows teenagers falling and jumping from the blaze in the city of Surat in Gujarat state. ...

Unknown Gunmen Attack Town in Diyala with Mortars

BAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL - Over a dozen mortars were fired at a town in the Iraqi province of Diyala on Wednesday evening, an officer confirmed. Ali Haider, an officer from Diyala Police, explained to BasNews that unidentified men fired at least 13 mortars at the town of K ...

Iraqi Forces Kill 11 IS Jihadists, Destroy 13 Hideouts

BAS News - 2019-05-21 10:05
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces conducted a large-scale operation on Monday in Salahaddin province where they killed at least 11 jihadists belonging to the Islamic State (IS). Iraqi War Media Cell confirmed in a statement that they operation also destroyed ...

[PICTURES]: House of a Kurd Set on Fire in Kirkuk Village

BAS News - 2019-05-18 12:17
ERBIL — A group of unidentified people overnight on Friday set fire to a house belonging to a Kurdish family in a village northwest of Kirkuk. The attack was in Palkana village which was stormed by hundreds of Arabs earlier this week where they forcefull ...

Iran flooding saves Lake Urmia from oblivion – at least for now

Rûdaw - 2019-05-16 16:45
Iran has opportunity to stabilize endangered water resources: environmentalist ...

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 ...

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 ...

[PICTURES]: Turkish Drone Crashes in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-15 13:32
ERBIL — A Turkish military drone crashed on Wednesday in the border areas of Kurdistan Region, near Amdedi district of Duhok province. An eyewitness told BasNews that they saw the drone burning approximately 100 meters away from the main road leading to ...

Parliament Warns of Ongoing Arabization of Kurdish Areas in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-15 12:22
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament said on Wednesday that the Arabization of Kurdish territories outside the jurisdiction of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is reaching an alarming level. A day earlier, a group of over one hundred Arabs stormed the ...

Deadly seaplane collision in Ketchikan Alaska

BBC - 2019-05-15 01:06
Two planes carrying tourists from the same cruise ship collide, killing at least four people. ...

Mosul: Four IS Members Captured

BAS News - 2019-05-14 22:06
ERBIL - At least four members of the Islamic State (IS) were captured in separate operations in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Tuesday. Nineveh Police Captain Mohammed Jassim said in a statement that an IS member and his wife, who used to act as a tax collec ...

Three IS Suicide Bombers Killed in West of Mosul

BAS News - 2019-05-13 21:00
ERBIL - At least three Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers were killed on Monday in western parts of Iraqi city of Mosul. The trio were killed in the town of Qairawan, western Mosul, by the Iraqi forces and pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias, according ...

Nearly 3,000 Yazidis abducted by Islamic State still missing: KRG official

E-Kurd - 2019-05-13 17:01
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari said on Sunday that 2,913 out of the 6,284 Yazidis who were abducted by Islamic State (IS/ISIS) militants remain missin ...

New Generation Movement Leader Spied on Members with Hidden Camera: MP

BAS News - 2019-04-24 14:36
Shaswar Abdulwahid threatens to publish “forged nude videos” of MPs ERBIL — A member of Kurdistan Region Parliament from the New Generation Movement revealed on Wednesday that her party leader has threatened to publish “forged nude videos” of her after d ...