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Kurdistan Parliament Works on Proposal to Find Missing Children

Kurdistan Parliament Works on Proposal to Find Missing Children

BAS News - 2019-05-26 00:10
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region Parliament is working on a proposal aimed to find the children who went missing during different security incidents in Iraq, a lawmaker revealed on Saturday. The Halabja chemical attack carried out by former Iraqi Baath regim ...
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KRG Condemns Missile Attack on Saudi Airport

BAS News - 2019-06-13 23:59
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has condemned Wednesday's missile attack carried out by the Yemeni militias of pro-Iranian Houthis on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia which left at least 26 people injured. "We strongly condemn ...

Grenade Attack Kills One, Wounds Four in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-06-11 22:13
ERBIL - An Iraqi security man was killed on Tuesday while four others were injured in a grenade attack carried out by a "criminal" in capital Baghdad, a security source said. The incident took place while the security forces were carrying out a military ...

Poor Security in Iraq Prevents IPDs from Returning: Christian Leader

BAS News - 2019-06-10 00:06
ERBIL - The leader of the Syriac Orthodox Church Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II has argued that the poor security situation in Iraq has prevented the displaced Christians from returning to their places of origin. The Patriarch made the comments during a pr ...

Kurdistan Parliament on Kirkuk Bombings: Iraq Failed to Protect its People

BAS News - 2019-05-31 13:09
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament condemned the chain bombings in central Kirkuk, saying that the Iraqi government has failed to protect the people of the Kurdish province. Late on Thursday, a series of terrorist attacks rocked Kirkuk and left at least ...

Gorran Leader Sends Congratulations to Nechirvan Barzani on Kurdistan Presidency

BAS News - 2019-05-29 15:19
ERBIL — The leader of Chance Movement (Gorran), Omar Sayd Ali, made a phone call with Nechirvan Barzani on Wednesday to congratulate him on his election as the President of Kurdistan Region. According to the information obtained by BasNews, Barzani and A ...

Kurdistan parliament elected Nechirvan Barzani the new President of Kurdistan Region

Waar Media - 2019-05-28 14:12
WAAR_DUHOK The Parliament of the Kurdistan Region voted by a majority of the audience on the election of Nechirvan Barzani as President of the region. Barzani receives 68 votes out of the 81 who took part in the meeting. And Najirvan Barzani, served in p ...

Kurdistan Parliament Elects The President of The Region Tomprrow

Waar Media - 2019-05-27 15:02
WAAR_DUHOK Kurdistan’s parliament is to elect a new head of the Kurdistan region on Tuesday, amid opposition and boycott by opposition parties, which have already announced their rejection of the mechanisms adopted in re-activating the post. PUK and Gorr ...

Hoshyar Zebari: Iraqi government has to find the solutions Fire Incidents in wheat field

Waar Media - 2019-05-27 15:02
WAAR_DUHOK The member of KDP political party Hoshyar Zebari, has expressed concerns over the recent fire incidents that have targeted the wheat farms of Kurdish people, and he urged Baghdad government to find the solutions for these incidents and also ta ...

Kurdistan parliament meets next Tuesday to elect the president of the region

Kurdiu - 2019-05-27 01:25

MEP Gerike called on CPT to investigate torture in Halfeti

ANF - 2019-05-26 08:57
European Parliament deputy, Arne Gericke, called on the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) to investigate the torture suffered by dozens of people in Halfeti. ...

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 ...

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. ...

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. ...

Parliament released five names of candidates for Iraqi Kurdistan presidency

E-Kurd - 2019-05-19 18:50
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament on Sunday announced the official names of the presidential candidates. The Kurdish parliament released five names including current Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nech ...

Hawija: Four Iraqi Police Officers, One Soldier Killed by IS

BAS News - 2019-05-15 23:42
ERBIL - At least four Iraqi Federal Police officers and a soldier were killed on Wednesday evening in an attack carried out by the jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) in Hawija (some 55 kilometers southwest Kirkuk). Kurdistan 24 cited a police source as ...

Germany Decries Syrian Regime’s Attacks on Idlib

BAS News - 2019-05-09 00:49
ERBIL - Germany has decried the recent air raids carried out by the Syrian regime on Idlib province where over 100 civilians were reportedly killed in two weeks. "We condemn heavy bombings that targeted the humanitarian infrastructure," Christofer Burger ...

Seven People Killed, Injured by Unknown Gunmen in Salahaddin

BAS News - 2019-05-08 21:15
ERBIL - At least seven were people were either killed or injured in an armed attack carried out by unknown gunmen in the Iraqi province of Salahaddin on Wednesday. The incident occurred in the district of al-Mazare of Salahaddin province where unidentifi ...

KRG to Send Abroad More Victims of Chemical Attacks by Saddam's Regime

BAS News - 2019-05-07 00:53
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will send abroad a number of survivors of the chemical attacks carried out by the former Iraqi regime led by Saddam al-Hussein in the 1980s, said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Monday. The stateme ...

US Launches $5 Million Airport Security Program in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-02 20:13
ERBIL - As an initiative by Washington, officials from the US Embassy in Baghdad and Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA), have announced the launch of a $5 million airport security program in Iraq. According to a statement by the US Consulate General in ...

Kurdistan PM, US Delegation Discuss Security, Politics in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-26 01:03
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Thursday a delegation from the US Congress for talks on the political and security developments in Iraq and the region. During the meeting,the officials, other than the bilateral relat ...