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US to Continue Supporting Religious Minorities in Iraq, Kurdistan

US to Continue Supporting Religious Minorities in Iraq, Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-20 22:24
ERBIL - The US has reiterated its coordination with all distinct religious minority groups in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region as well, urging its local partners to implement and monitor "current and new US-funded programs throughout the country." US Consul ...
US to Continue Supporting Religious Minorities in Iraq, Kurdistan - BAS News

Crop fires in Iraq and Syria may be start of larger disaster

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-06-17 02:17
In Iraq and Syria, fires are destroying wheat, barley and lentil crops. Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells may be to blame, but other factors should not be ruled out. Rainfall was abundant in the north of both countries over the winter, reaching levels that ...

Nûçe Ciwan agency closed once again in Turkey and Bakur Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-06-09 08:37
Nûçe Ciwan agency confirmed in a written statement to have been banned for the 33rd time in Turkey and Bakur Kurdistan. ...

Actions for Hasankeyf in Frankfurt and Rome

ANF - 2019-06-08 09:22
Actions have been promoted in Rome and Frankfurt to mark the Global Day of Action for Hasankeyf. ...

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, ...

IS fight: US-led coalition says it killed 1,300 civilians in Syria and Iraq

BBC - 2019-06-01 00:02
The coalition's figure on deaths in Syria and Iraq may actually be much higher, activists say. ...

US Consul General Reviews Latest Regional Developments with PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-05-19 19:55
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received US Consul General Steve Fagin on Sunday in Erbil to discuss a range of issues related to security and political developments in Kurdistan, Iraq, and the wider region. Barzani and Fagin ex ...

UN Security Council to Discuss Iraq on Tuesday

BAS News - 2019-05-19 15:39
ERBIL — United Nations Security Council is set to hold a session to Tuesday this week to discuss the latest developments in Iraq, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI). The session is scheduled for 21 May 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Ne ...

‘Great leeway’ given to journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan, government says

E-Kurd - 2019-05-18 11:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari has said that a great deal of leeway is given to journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in accordance with the journalism law. ...

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 ...

Germany to Resume Military Trainings in Iraq: Ministry

BAS News - 2019-05-17 20:15
ERBIL - German Ministry of Defense said on Friday that it has decided to resume its military trainings in Iraq, pointing out that the threat level has lessened now. The ministry explained that the decision came after a joint re-assessment by the coalitio ...

[PICTURES]: US Forces Begin Expansion of Air Base in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-17 00:37
ERBIL - The US forces in Iraq have reportedly begun to expand one of its air bases in the western province of Anbar, sources said on Thursday. The sources pointed out that the US forces stationed at the Al Asad Air Base in western Anbar, for the first ti ...

Families continue to resist in Amed and Istanbul

ANF - 2019-05-16 16:39
Families of prisoners on hunger strikes and death fasts in Istanbul and Amed continue their protests. The families support their children’s demands despite police interventions. ...

German, Netherlands suspend military training in Iraq including Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-15 22:32
BERLIN,— Germany and the Netherlands said on Wednesday they were suspending military training operations in Iraq and Kurdistan region as the United States warned of increased threats from Iran-backed forces amid an escalation of tensions between Washingt ...

No Plans to Halt Military Training in Iraq: France

BAS News - 2019-05-15 22:00
ERBIL - The French government has made it clear that it has no plans to halt its military trainings in Iraq, a source close to country's Defense Ministry was quoted as saying. "There is no change regarding the French engagement at this time," the source ...

PM Barzani, UK Envoy Discuss Politics, Security in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-15 21:24
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Wednesday the British ambassador to Iraq Jon Wilks for talks on the political and security developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq. The pair shed light on the affairs of the IDPs ...

Following US, Germany Footsteps, Netherlands Halts Mission in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-15 16:17
ERBIL — The Dutch government announced on Wednesday that it has decided to suspend its military mission in Iraq due to security concerns, ANP reported. The decision came soon after Germany made a similar announcement, saying that it was at the result of ...

US Puts Forces on High Alert in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-15 10:50
ERBIL — The United States has put its forces in Iraq on high level of alert, saying that imminent threats from Iran and its proxy militias in Iraq were noticed. “(The US mission) is now at a high level of alert as we continue to closely monitor credible ...

IRGC’s Bad Record in Syria and Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-05-06 06:04
Bahauddin Foizee | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Given that Iran’s leaders always try to portray themselves as the symbol of moral values, many in Iran and elsewhere expected them to act – or at least speak – against the heinous activities of Syria’s Bashar-al- ...

Prime Minister Barzani and U.S. Vice President discuss developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq

KRG-Spain - 2019-04-30 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani held a phone call with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. They discussed the latest security developments in the disputed territories and the political situation in the Kurdis ...

Democratic Islamic Society met in North and East Syria

ANF - 2019-04-28 17:09
The first conference of the Democratic Islamic Society in North and East of Syria – Rojava has begun on Saturday. ...