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KRG Orders Internet Blackout to Stop Students Cheating

KRG Orders Internet Blackout to Stop Students Cheating

BAS News - 2019-05-26 13:30
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has ordered a nationwide blockade on internet to prevent students from cheating during finals. Ministry of Telecommunication announced the decision on its official website on Sunday and said the measure was ...
KRG Orders Internet Blackout to Stop Students Cheating - BAS News

Sadr calls the government to prevent politicians from pilgrimage

Waar Media - 2019-06-22 14:20
WAAR_DUHOK Sadr’s leader Moqtada al-Sadr issued ten directives on the occasion of the upcoming pilgrimage on Friday, June 21, 2019, including the government’s call to prevent politicians from going on pilgrimage this year. “The government should: Prevent ...

The new president assigns pleased Masrour Barzani to form the Kurdistan Regional Government

Waar Media - 2019-06-12 20:05
WAAR_DUHOK Kurdistan Region President Nezhirvan Barzani, issued a decree to Masrour Barzani in order form the new government cabinet. The commissioning follows the inauguration of Nezhirvan Barzani on the first day of the presidency of the Kurdistan Regi ...

KDP, PUK to Meet on Sunday Prior to New President's Oath

BAS News - 2019-06-09 00:06
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are said to meet on Sunday for talks on the appointment of a new governor for disputed Kirkuk province, only one day before the newly elected President of Kurdistan Regio ...

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 ( - 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, ...

FARC deputy Santrich free at last

ANF - 2019-05-31 10:17
FARC former commander Jesus Santrich was released on Thursday after a last attempt by the government to stop him walking free. ...

Activists ‘protect’ embassy in bid to stop U.S. coup in Venezuela

Finalcall - 2019-05-30 13:50

HDP: Stop the illegal military operation in South Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-05-30 11:38
The HDP called on the AKP-MHP government to stop the illegal military operations in South Kurdistan. ...

US to possibly stop training Turkish pilots

ANF - 2019-05-29 11:49
Reports say the US may stop training Turkish pilots as part of the F-35 fighter jet project in the wake of the Turkish state’s intention to purchase S-400 air defense systems from Russia. ...

US State Department welcomes Nechirvan Barzani as KRG President, says Iran must stop support for terrorism

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-29 08:24

France ‘multiplying efforts’ to stop executions of 6 French nationals who fought with ISIS

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-28 18:12

The sharp reaction of Kurd students to the offensive remarks of the students Basij director of Kurdistan University

Kurdpa - 2019-05-28 09:25
Kurdpa Agency: The insulting statements of the Kurdistan University's Basij director to Kurdish culture and costumes led to a sharp reaction from Kurdish students. ...

SpaceX launches 60 satellites to provide high-speed Internet access

Waar Media - 2019-05-25 13:07
WAAR_DUHOK SpaceX Space Technology has launched its orbital system for high-speed Internet communications. The Falcon 9 rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, late on Thursday, carrying 60 satellites capable of providing users on the ground wi ...

Titina Loizidou in new push to stop her property case being closed - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus Mail - 2019-05-25 12:40

Qamishlo: "To defend nature, we must organize"

ANF - 2019-05-24 15:41
Students of the Rojava University sent their greetings to all activists who are committed to defend nature and life all over the world and wished them every success in the second global climate strike. ...

Ministry of Peshmerga’s High Defense Commission conduct its periodic meeting

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-05-21 13:59
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 20, 2019, Karim Sinjari, KRG Minister of Interior and acting Minister of Peshmerga, supervised the periodic meeting of the Ministry of Peshmerga’s High Defense Commission in Erbil. The meeting was attended by Sa ...

KRG Reveals Latest Figures on Yezidi Victims of IS

BAS News - 2019-05-12 21:38
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Sunday that it had liberated a total of 3,371 Yezidi abductees from the Islamic State (IS) until the 4th of March, this year. KRG’s Coordinator for lnternational Advocacy, Dindar Zebari, said in a s ...

KDP, Gorran Agree on Urgent Efforts to Finalize Gov’t Formation Talks

BAS News - 2019-05-05 14:30
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) agreed on Sunday that all involved sides are required to urgently finalize the talks over formation the new cabinet. KDP sent a high-level delegation to meet with Gorran on Sunday and ...

KDP and PUK to Sign Political Agreement on Sunday: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-05-04 13:47
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will ink another political agreement on Sunday to lay the ground for the formation of the new cabinet, said PUK spokesperson Latif Omar. BasNews previously reported that a hi ...

KRG Announces Holiday on Labor Day

BAS News - 2019-04-30 12:49
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has announced Wednesday (May 1st) as a public holiday to mark world Labor Day. "We extend our warmest greetings to labors in the Kurdistan Region and the world on Labor Day," Safin Dzayi, a spokesperson for ...

Iraqi delegation meets with Kurdish officials to discuss oil, disputed areas

E-Kurd - 2019-04-28 21:31
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A delegation from Iraqi central government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) met in Erbil to discuss issues of mutual interest on Sunday. The Iraqi delegation included the ministers of planning, industry ...