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

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 ...
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Parliament to Discuss PKK-Turkey Clashes on KRG Territories

BAS News - 2019-06-19 17:04
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament is planning a session to discuss the recent growing tensions between Turkey and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Kurdistan Region territories, said a lawmaker. The armed conflict between the two disputed sides has rec ...

Sadr Issues 10-Day Ultimatum for Government to Complete Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-06-18 11:01
ERBIL — Iraqi powerful Shi’ite cleric and the leader of Sairoon bloc, Muqtada al-Sadr, warned the government on Monday to complete the cabinet within 10 days before his supporters take “a new stance”. “I call on all political blocs to charge the prime mi ...

Iraqi Forces Foil “Huge” Terrorist Attack in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-05-27 11:38
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have foiled a car bomb attack in Baghdad which they said could have been a “huge” terrorist attack. According to multiple media reports, the Islamic State (IS) jihadists had planned a car bomb attack in the capital city with ...

Hoshyar Zebari Urges Iraq to Act to Fire Incidents in Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-05-27 00:04
ERBIL - Kurdish politician and former foreign minister of Iraq, Hoshyar Zebari, has expressed concerns over the recent fire incidents in the disputed areas which have targeted the farms of Kurdish citizens, urging Iraq to put the issue into consideration ...

Iranian FM arrives in Baghdad to meet with Iraq officials

Waar Media - 2019-05-26 17:18
WAAR_DUHOK Iranian media are reporting that the country’s foreign minister has arrived in Baghdad to meet his Iraqi counterpart and other officials. The official IRNA news agency reported Saturday that Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet with Iraqi Foreign Mi ...

Iranian FM Lands in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-05-25 19:57
ERBIL - Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in Baghdad to meet with Iraqi top officials amid tensions between Washington and Tehran. According to the information BasNews has learned, Zarif will stay for only one day in Iraq where he is expected t ...

Former PM Warns US against Using Iraq to Attack Iran

BAS News - 2019-05-25 11:08
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite politician and the former prime minister of the country, Nouri al-Maliki, has warned the US to avoid using Iraq as a launchpad for its war against Iran. Speaking during an event hosted by pro-Iranian militias of Badr Brigade, Maliki ...

Isolation protested in front of Hannover Parliament

ANF - 2019-05-22 13:10
Hannover Women's Assembly promoted a demonstration in front of Hannover Parliament to protest isolation. ...

Women of TJK-E called on people to join rally in Brussels today

ANF - 2019-05-22 08:38
The women organisation TJK-E and other Kurdish organisations called on people to join rally in Brussels today. ...

Abdul-Mahdi Confirms Iraq's Plan to Meditate Between US and Iran

BAS News - 2019-05-21 18:45
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister has confirmed Baghdad's plan to meditate between the United States and Iran whose relations have drastically deteriorated lately. The Iraqi premier was cited by Reuters on Tuesday as explaining that no Iraqi groups had attemp ...

KCDK-E called on people to join march in Brussels on Wednesday

ANF - 2019-05-21 10:37
The KCDK-E called on people to join the rally to be held in Brussels tomorrow, Wednesday 22 May. The march will leave at 10 am from the Gare Central. ...

Iraq Can’t Survive US-Iran War: Sadr

BAS News - 2019-05-20 15:23
ERBIL — The leader of Sairoon parliamentary block in Iraq, Muqtada al-Sadr, has warned that Iraq could be severely affected by a possible war between the United States and Iran as tensions between the two are fast growing. The powerful Shi’ite cleric sai ...

US-Iran war will be ‘end of Iraq’: Al-Sadr

Waar Media - 2019-05-20 14:07
WAAR_DUHOK Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has warned against dragging Iraq into any possible military conflict between the U.S. and Iran. “War between Iran and the U.S. will be an end of Iraq,” al-Sadr said on Twitter. “Any party that would drag Iraq ...

Explosion Heard near US Embassy in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-05-19 20:44
ERBIL — Sources reported an explosion near Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone which is home to US Embassy and other diplomatic missions in the capital of Iraq. At least two diplomatic sources in Baghdad confirmed the explosion in a statement to Reuters. Sky ...

A mosque in Baghdad is providing food to those who need it during Ramadan

Rûdaw - 2019-05-18 22:00

Pompeo’s Visit to Baghdad: US Warned Iraq over Iranian-backed Militias

BAS News - 2019-05-15 11:41
ERBIL — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Iraq earlier in May came after security alarms about Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias posing a serious threat to the US forces in Iraq, two security sources said. Pompeo reportedly warned the Iraqi lead ...

Conflict Between Two Families Kills, Injures Two in Sulaimaniya

BAS News - 2019-05-14 21:36
ERBIL - A conflict between two families in the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province on Tuesday evening resulted in the killing and wounding of two people, local police confirmed. Explaining to BasNews, spokesperson for Sulaimaniya Police Directorate, ...

No War to Occur Between Iran and US: Khamenei

BAS News - 2019-05-14 20:58
ERBIL - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that no war would occur between the United States and Iran, while stressing that Tehran will continue to resist Washington, state media said. The Iranian leader's comments come amid the ...

Sadr Calls for Clemency to Iraqi Inmates

BAS News - 2019-05-06 10:45
ERBIL — Iraqi powerful cleric and the leader of Sairoon parliamentary bloc, Muqtada al-Sadr, has urged the government to grant certain inmates a pardon on the eve of Muslim’s holy month of Ramadan. Sadr, whose political faction won the largest number of ...

Iraq’s Oil Import from Iran Not Affected by Recent US Measures: Minister

BAS News - 2019-04-27 13:45
ERBIL — Iraq’s Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said ending the exemptions to Iranian oil buyers by the US will not affect Iraq. Washington announced last Monday that it will not prolong a previous waiver for importing Iranian oil despite US sanctions. Iraq, ...