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

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 telecom giant Orange stripped of stake in Iraq’s Korek Telecom - E-Kurd

12-year-old ISIS child handed over to Denmark

ANF - 2019-06-23 17:51
The autonomous administration of northern and eastern Syria has handed over to Denmark a twelve-year-old child whose parents were captured as ISIS members by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). ...

Guerrilla Akdag’s body recovered after 14 months

ANF - 2019-06-12 16:23
The body of Ferdi Akdag, who lost his life in the Amanos mountains, was handed over to his family after 14 months. ...

HDP Kaya: Armenians in Istanbul are threatened and attacked

ANF - 2019-06-11 09:38
HDP Istanbul MP ​​Hüda Kaya underlined the threats issued against the Armenians in Istanbul last week and warned about their safety in Samatya. ...

11 Herbal And Medicinal Teas To Improve Your Health

Waar Media - 2019-06-02 16:17
WAAR_DUHOK Green Tea Green tea is known for its calming and relaxing properties. It is a powerful antioxidant and has high levels of caffeine, which makes it a powerful metabolism booster and a great drink to start the day. It also promotes cell growth a ...

Crop fields belonging to Kurds set on fire in Iraq’s Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2019-05-31 20:47
KIRKUK,— Crop fields belonging to the Kurdish villagers were torched in Prde town in north of Kirkuk on Friday as Iraqi federal security forces were not permitting the farmers to extinguish the fire. Kurdish farmers said over 1,000 dunams of farmland was ...

Uzbekistan repatriates 148 women and children linked to ISIS from Syria

The Defense Post - 2019-05-30 21:56
Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria handed over 148 Uzbek women and children linked to ISIS for repatriation The post Uzbekistan repatriates 148 women and children linked to ISIS from Syria appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

US Forces on Alert in West of Iraq: Source

BAS News - 2019-05-30 10:22
ERBIL — US forces in Iraq’s western province of Anbar have been put on alert while the military bases were fortified, said a source from Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militias. US Forces are stationed at the Ain al-Assad Airbase in Anbar province where ...

The Difficult migration of fish in Lake Van

Waar Media - 2019-05-29 20:32
WAAR_DUHOK The post The Difficult migration of fish in Lake Van appeared first on WAARmedia. ...

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 ...

IS Kills 4 Civilians in Iraq’s Salahaddin Province

BAS News - 2019-05-25 13:45
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants carried out an attack in Shargat district of Salahaddin province on Saturday and killed at least four people. According security sources cited by Iraqi media, the attack targeted a district populated by Jimela tribe. ...

Demonstration in Baghdad Calls on Iraq to Avoid Iran-US Conflict

BAS News - 2019-05-25 01:06
ERBIL — Thousands of people gathered in Iraq’s capital Baghdad overnight Friday to urge the Iraqi government to stay out of the growing conflict between Iran and the United States. The protests came after Muqtada al-Sadr, a powerful Shi’ite cleric and th ...

Archbishop of Erbil Concerned Over Christians' "Plight" in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-22 01:10
ERBIL - Bashar Warda, the archbishop of Erbil's Chaldean Catholic Church, in the Kurdistan Region, has expressed deep concerns over the "plight of Christians in Iraq," as the number of the minority group's members in the country has drastically decreased ...

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 ...

15 Impressive Benefits Of Spinach

Waar Media - 2019-05-18 16:56
WAAR_DUHOK Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is one of the most popular green, leafy vegetables in the world as it is a rich source of minerals, vitamins, pigments, and phytonutrients. It is a member of the Amaranthaceae family Due to the vast range of benefit ...

ExxonMobil Evacuates Foreign Employees out of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-18 14:06
ERBIL — US giant oil company, ExxonMobil, has evacuated its foreign employees from West Qurna 1 oilfield in Iraq’s southern province of Basra, three sources told Reuters on Saturday. The evacuation comes after US State Department ordered its “non-emergen ...

In Iraq's Diyala, 400 acres of Kurdish crops burned

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-18 11:26

Persian Font in Official Document: Iraqis Concerned over Iran’s Hegemony

BAS News - 2019-05-14 13:06
ERBIL — An official letter signed by a head of Iraqi PM’s office has recently created a heated debate among Iraqis, especially the Sunni Arabs, for being signed with “Persian number”. The letter, directed to the Iraqi parliament, is signed on 6th May. Bu ...

Syria: Seven IS Children Handed Over to Swedish Delegation

BAS News - 2019-05-07 22:16
ERBIL - At least seven children of the Islamic State (IS) militants were handed over to a Swedish delegation on Tuesday by the local authorities in the country. The Swedish delegates received the seven children at the Faysh Khabur border crossing between ...

27 Yazidis rescued from ISIS handed over to the Shengal Council

ANF - 2019-05-06 11:37
27 Yazidis rescued from ISIS gangs by SDF fighters were handed over to the Shengal Democratic Autonomous Council. ...

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 ...