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France Takes in Another 28 Kurdish Yezidi Families

France Takes in Another 28 Kurdish Yezidi Families

BAS News - 2019-05-24 12:37
ERBIL — The Republic of France has taken in another group of 28 Kurdish Yezidi families who have survived the brutality of the Islamic State (IS). According to an official statement by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Yezidis were flown fr ...
France Takes in Another 28 Kurdish Yezidi Families - BAS News

Iraq Reveals Cause Behind Widespread Farm Fires

BAS News - 2019-06-09 11:51
ERBIL — The Iraqi Civil Defense Service has investigated the growing number of fire incidents in agricultural lands across the country which have burned thousands of acres. According to an official statement, 35 cases were deliberate fires by farmers the ...

Barzani Condemns Deadly Bombings in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-31 00:51
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has condemned Thursday's deadly bomb explosions in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk where six people were killed and over a dozen more were injured. Acc ...

Yezidi Woman Freed from IS in Western Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-30 15:09
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces liberated another Kurdish Yezidi woman from the grip of Islamic State (IS) in western Iraq. The woman was reportedly abducted by IS back in 2014 when the jihadist group overran Sinjar and kidnapped more than 6,000 people fro ...

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 ...

Yezidi Woman Found in Syria’s al-Hol Camp

BAS News - 2019-05-29 16:52
ERBIL — The authorities in charge of al-Hol Camp in the Syrian Kurdistan have found another Kurdish Yezidi woman at the camp whom was abducted by the Islamic State (IS) since 2014. According to local sources who confirmed the report to BasNews, Suham Raf ...

Iraqi Forces Destroy Seven IS Hideouts in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-28 13:28
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces announced on Tuesday that hey have destroyed seven hideouts in Kirkuk used by Islamic State (IS) militants. According to an official statement, the operation was led by Iraqi federal police on Monday, in an area known as Mam ...

France ‘opposes in principle’ Iraq's death penalty for nationals

Rûdaw - 2019-05-27 14:55
"It respects the sovereignty of Iraq's institutions ...

Iran expresses to expand cooperation with Iraq

Waar Media - 2019-05-26 17:18
WAAR_DUHOK Iraqi President Barham Salih and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Saturday discussed “prevention of war and reduction of tension in the region,” according to an official statement. During his official visit to Iraq, Zarif also discussed ...

Kirkuk: Bomb Blast Kills, Injures 15

BAS News - 2019-05-26 00:10
ERBIL - A bomb explosion in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk went off on Saturday night which resulted in the killing and wounding of 15 people, locals reported, adding that the bomb had been planted by the Islamic State (IS) insurgents. The bombi ...

5th hearing held in Stuttgart for Kurdish politicians

ANF - 2019-05-25 15:00
The fifth hearing for the case against 5 Kurdish politicians was held in Stuttgart, Germany. ...

French telecom giant Orange stripped of stake in Iraq’s Korek Telecom

E-Kurd - 2019-05-24 23:53
BAGHDAD,— An Iraqi industry regulator has stripped France’s Orange SA of its stake in wireless operator Korek and handed it to a group of local investors, according to an official document seen by Bloomberg. An administrative order from Iraq’s Communicat ...

French-Peshmerga op kills 3 extremists in Tuz Khurmatu – Kurdish

Rûdaw - 2019-05-24 13:13

Kurdish Yezidi Journalist Liberated from IS

BAS News - 2019-05-21 10:51
ERBIL — After five years in Islamic State (IS) captivity, Kurdish Yezidi journalist Navin Rasho was freed on Monday. Suraya Press confirmed Rasho’s liberation. She had been kidnapped on 3rd August 2014 when IS jihadists attacked Sinjar. Before the IS att ...

Five Candidates Approved for Kurdistan Presidential Race: Parliament

BAS News - 2019-05-19 13:41
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament announced the names of five candidates running for Kurdistan Region president. According to an official statement by the parliament, Nechirvan Barzani, the current prime minister of Kurdistan, is among the candidates. ...

France reopens probe into 3 Kurdish militants killings allegedly by Turkish Intelligence - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2019-05-18 03:30

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 ...

Hawija: Bodies of Hundreds of People Killed by IS Yet to be Recovered

BAS News - 2019-05-11 22:41
ERBIL - Bodies of hundreds of people who were killed by the Islamic State (IS) in Hawija (some 55 kilometers southwest Kirkuk) in the past few years are yet to be recovered due to restrictions by the Iraqi forces. The extremists killed 7,000 to 8,000 peo ...

Yazidi spiritual council would welcome children of ISIS rape victims, revokes earlier statement

E-Kurd - 2019-04-28 21:31
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Yazidi (Ezidi) Supreme Spiritual Council has retracted an earlier statement where it said it would welcome back children born to Yazidi women due to rape by Islamic State members. According to the Yazidi faith’ ...

Three Kurds Nominated to Iraqi Embassies

BAS News - 2019-04-28 15:44
ERBIL — Three Kurdish figures are nominated to take offices as new ambassadors and consul generals of Iraq abroad. According to an official document by Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the candidates will be invited to an interview before being appoin ...

Iraq Sentences IS Insurgent to Death

BAS News - 2019-04-25 00:06
ERBIL - A court in Iraq has sentenced an insurgent of the Islamic State (IS) to death after finding the militant guilty of being involved in a deadly car bomb in Diyala. The death penalty was issued by the Diyala Criminal Court for the extremist who alle ...