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Turkish Jets Bomb Kurdistan Region’s Sheladize Area

Turkish Jets Bomb Kurdistan Region’s Sheladize Area

BAS News - 2019-05-29 15:54
ERBIL — Turkish warplanes once again bombarded the border areas of Kurdistan Region, allegedly targeting Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions. The airstrikes on Wednesday were focused on the surrounding of Amedi district, east of Duhok province. BasN ...
Turkish Jets Bomb Kurdistan Region’s Sheladize Area - BAS News

Turkey’s jailed Ocalan reportedly tells Kurds to stay neutral in Istanbul election

E-Kurd - 2019-06-21 14:19
ANKARA,— Turkey’s imprisoned Kurdish leader and the founder of Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK, Abdullah Ocalan, called on supporters of a pro-Kurdish political party to remain politically neutral ahead of a local election in Istanbul this weekend, suggesti ...

Four Turkish Soldiers Killed, Injured in Clash with PKK

BAS News - 2019-06-12 10:07
ERBIL — At least two Turkish soldiers were killed and two others were injured in a fierce fire exchange with Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), media reports said on Wednesday. The clash took place in Dersim (Tunceli) province, east of Turkey. Multiple repo ...

Nechirvan Barzani was elected President of Kurdistan Region

KRG-Spain - 2019-06-04 00:01
Nechirvan Barzani was elected President of the Kurdistan Region by Kurdistan’s Parliament on May 28. He will step down from his current position as Prime Minister after taking his oath of office on June 10 in a special ceremony. The President, after his J ...

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 (cabinet.gov.krd) - 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, ...

Turkish Airstrike Kills over 20 Livestock in Kurdistan Border Village

BAS News - 2019-06-01 14:42
ERBIL — Turkish warplanes once again shelled the border areas of Kurdistan Region, and killed more than 20 livestock of a Kurdish villager. Kirmanj Izzat, the Mayor of Soran, confirmed the report to BasNews and said the airstrike was carried out on Satur ...

Kurdistan Region: Christianity’s 21st century Coenaculum

Rûdaw - 2019-05-29 19:50
Life in the Kurdistan Region for Iraq's Christians ...

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 ...

Nechirvan Barzani elected president of Iraqi Kurdistan region

E-Kurd - 2019-05-28 13:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Lawmakers in Kurdistan parliament elected Nechirvan Barzani as president of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, a spokesman for the regional parliament told Reuters on Tuesday. Barzani, who had been servi ...

Turkish Jets Attack Villages North of Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-05-28 12:23
ERBIL — Turkish warplanes bombarded the vicinity of Kurdish villages in north of Sulaymaniyah province, Kurdistan Region, on Tuesday. The attacks allegedly were targeting the positions of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), but they have caused panic among t ...

Barzani elected president of the Kurdistan Region

ANF - 2019-05-28 11:44
As widely predicted today Nechirvan Barzani has been elected president of the Kurdistan Region. ...

Nechirvan Barzani Elected as President of Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2019-05-28 11:10
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament on Tuesday (28th May) elected Nechirvan Barzani from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) as the new President of Kurdistan Region. The session was attended by 81 lawmakers, from whom 68 voted in favor of Barzani. Ther ...

Parliament to Elect Kurdistan President Next Week

BAS News - 2019-05-24 14:30
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Parliament is expected to convene next week and elect a new president of Kurdistan Region. The Parliament announce the confirmed presidential candidates last week after weeks of political debate that resulted an amendment to th ...

Masrour Barzani Welcomes US Support for Kurdistan Reform Agenda

BAS News - 2019-05-22 16:00
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani welcomed US’ commitment to support Kurdistan Region’s reform package which is already underway. The issue was discussed during a meeting between Barzani and US Consul General Steven ...

PKK-Turkish Clash Leaves Civilian Killed in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-15 15:29
ERBIL — One civilian was killed near a village on Kurdistan Region after he was caught in the crossfire between Turkish forces and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters. The victim visited farms on the outskirt of his village in Mergasour region of Erb ...

Three Turkish Airstrikes Hit Kurdistan Border Region

BAS News - 2019-05-09 13:49
ERBIL — Turkish warplanes once again bombarded the suburb of border villages in Duhok province on Tuesday. Turkey continues conducting daily aerial operations in the region, allegedly targeting the positions belonging to Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). D ...

KCK on Ocalan’s Message: Demands of the Resistance Not Met

BAS News - 2019-05-07 13:28
ERBIL — Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), the umbrella group which includes the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), has responded to a message sent out by the jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan from his prison on Turkey’s Imrali island, saying that their demands ...

PKK’s Ocalan Sends a Message form Prison

BAS News - 2019-05-06 15:48
ERBIL - Lawyers of Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) held a conference on Monday to read their client’s message to the public. The lawyers were allowed to meet with Ocalan for the first time since 2011. The meeting took ...

Turkey Claims Attack Against PKK on Kurdistan Border

BAS News - 2019-05-06 15:48
ERBIL — Turkish defense ministry said on Monday its warplanes had carried out airstrikes against the positions allegedly belonging to Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the border areas of Kurdistan Region. According to the statement, the airstrikes were ...

Turkish Jets Again Strike Border Areas of Duhok

BAS News - 2019-04-30 16:23
ERBIL — Turkish warplanes once again on Tuesday (30th April) bombed the border areas of Kurdistan Region in Duhok province. Turkey carries out regular bombardments in the region, allegedly targeting Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions. Today’s airst ...