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KRG, Iran Exchange More Prisoners

KRG, Iran Exchange More Prisoners

BAS News - 2019-05-30 01:09
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Iran exchanged on Wednesday more prisoners who had been held on various charges. Based on an agreement between the two sides, Iran is expected to hand over five individuals in exchange for 20 sentenced ...
KRG, Iran Exchange More Prisoners - BAS News

Gorran to Submit Nominees for Next KRG Cabinet on Thursday

BAS News - 2019-06-26 11:56
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) is expected to submit the list of nominees for ministerial posts at the next cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government on Thursday, a senior member said. Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani previously met with ...

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 ...

Syria Kurds hand over five Islamic State orphans to Norway

E-Kurd - 2019-06-03 18:50
Al-Hol Camp, Syria,— The Kurdish administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria on Monday handed over five orphans from families of the Islamic State group to Norwegian authorities, a spokesman said. “Following a request made by the Kingd ...

Iraqi Kurdistan and Iran exchange prisoners

E-Kurd - 2019-05-30 09:49
HAJI OMARAN, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan region and Iran swapped twenty five prisoners, who had been arrested and sentenced for various crimes, at Haji Omeran international border crossing on Wednesday. Iraqi Kurdistan handed over twenty pr ...

Kurdistan Region and Iran exchange tens of prisoners

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-29 11:56

Japan offers US-Iran mediation – Tehran is willing to listen: official

Rûdaw - 2019-05-28 14:10
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is expected to visit Iran in mid-June ...

Kurdistan Regional Government Announces Eid Aal-Fitr Holidays

Waar Media - 2019-05-27 15:02
WAAR_DUHOK The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced a week as holidays of Eid al-Fitr is the next week. The Spokesperson of KRG Safin Dizayi, announced that the holidays will begin on 2nd June till 9th June. During the holidays all government in ...

US blames Iran for tanker bombings in UAE, Saudi attack

Waar Media - 2019-05-25 13:07
WAAR_DUHOK The Pentagon on Friday blamed Iran and its proxy forces for recent tanker bombings in the United Arab Emirates and an attack on a pipeline in Saudi Arabia. This determination came the same day U.S. President Donald Trump announced the deployme ...

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 ...

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 ...

How would a war between the U.S. and Iran impact the Kurds?

Rûdaw - 2019-05-24 16:45
Liberalization and democratization within Iran, offers better prospects for Iranian Kurds than any military attack ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker to Visit Iran for Mediation Offer

BAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL — Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi is assigned by PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi to visit Tehran and offer Iraq’s mediation to de-escalate the tensions between Iran and US, a source said. Iraqi al-Hal news website cited an anonymous government of ...

Senate panel rejects requirement for Iran war sign-off

Waar Media - 2019-05-23 14:09
WAAR_DUHOK The Senate Foreign Relations Committee rejected Wednesday a Democratic action seeking to require congressional sign-off on any prospective war with Iran. The 13-9 vote saw all Republicans, except Senator Rand Paul, stand in opposition to the a ...

Iran OK with Iraq’s Mediation Efforts, but ‘Will Have Its Own Say’

Waar Media - 2019-05-23 14:09
WAAR_DUHOK Speaking to reporters on Wednesday at the end of a weekly cabinet session, Chief of Staff of the Iranian president Mahmoud Vaezi said Iran and Iraq have close ties as two long-time neighbors. “If they want to send a delegation to Iran, we won’ ...

Kurdish PJAK rebels ‘won’t sit idly by’ if U.S. goes to war with Iran: chief

E-Kurd - 2019-05-23 13:55
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) fighters will not “sit idly by” if the U.S. goes to war with Iran, and could form a democratic front against the regime in Tehran, militia chief Zilan Vejin said in comments publish ...

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 ...

New Governor for Nineveh to be Elected on Monday

BAS News - 2019-05-13 00:42
ERBIL - The Nineveh Provincial Council is expected to elect a new governor and the deputies on Monday while the Council of Representatives is reportedly attempting to postpone the election. According to a statement signed by the head of Nineveh Provincia ...

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 ...

Iraqi Kurdistan ‘repaid’ over $1 billion in loans: KRG finance minister

E-Kurd - 2019-05-03 12:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has repaid several separate loans worth of more than $1 million, Finance and Economy Minister Rebaz Hamlan said on Thursday. During a meeting with a delegation from the Fre ...