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Two Earthquakes Hit Kurdistan Border Areas

Two Earthquakes Hit Kurdistan Border Areas

BAS News - 2019-06-05 17:17
ERBIL - A couple of earthquakes hit on Wednesday morning the Kurdistan Region's border areas, with no possible casualties or serious damages reported yet. According to a statement by Kurdistan’s Earthquake Data Center, a magnitude 4.5 shake took place at ...
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Magnitude 4.6 Earthquake Hits Kurdistan Borders

BAS News - 2019-06-23 23:45
ERBIL - A strong earthquake hit the Kurdistan Region on Sunday evening with no casualties reported yet. The epicenter of the quake, measured at 4.6 on Richter scale, was on the borders between the Kurdistan Region and Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat). Howeve ...

Earthquake Hits Kurdistan's Koya

BAS News - 2019-06-17 13:47
ERBIL - An earthquake hit on Monday morning the Kurdistan Region's Koya city, in Sulaimaniya province, said the General Directorate of Meteorology and Seismology in a statement. The quake was measured at 3.1 on richter scale, occuring at 5:44 am, Erbil t ...

U.S. delegation holds talks with Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-13 15:30
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A US delegation visited Syria’s Kurdish areas on Wednesday discussed the country’s support for the people in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the northern and eastern Syria, Hawar News Agency ANHA reported. The delegation headed by ...

Public Gathering Calls for End of Turkish Bombardment of Kurdistan Border

Gulan Media - 2019-06-12 14:32

Public Gathering Calls for End of Turkish Bombardment of Kurdistan Border

BAS News - 2019-06-12 11:57
ERBIL — Several dozens of people gathered in a border town of Kurdistan Region on Wednesday to call on Turkey to end bombardment of Kurdistan borders which puts civilian lives at stake. Turkey carries out continuous military operations deep into KRG terr ...

Baath Era Landmines Uncovered by Rainfalls on Kurdistan Borders

BAS News - 2019-06-09 23:09
ERBIL - This year's rainfalls have uncovered a number of landmines in the Kurdistan Region's border crossing of Kele, in Sulaimaniya province. Talking to BasNews, Mohsin Hussein, head of local administration of Hero district, said that they had coordinat ...

Two Komala's Peshmergas died in a car crash

Kurdpa - 2019-06-08 20:23
Kurdpa Agency: Two Peshmergas of the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan lost their lives in a car accident. ...

Lightning Strike Kills Two in Iranian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-08 14:36
ERBIL — At least two people were killed by separate lightning strikes in the rural areas of Kermanshah province, west o Iran. In the first accident, a 30-year-old man was killed after he was struck by lightning while he was tending to his farm near Chagh ...

Two Kurdish Activists Released on Heavy Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-06-08 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Two Kurdish detainees known as Farzad Hosseini and Mehdi Ghobadi have been released from the Kamyaran Prison on heavy bail over the past few days. KHRN has been informed that Farzad Hosseini, a member of the Kurdista ...

Over 140,000 Tourists Visited Kurdistan During Eid al-Fitr: Tourism Board

BAS News - 2019-06-07 17:54
ERBIL - About 145,000 tourists visited the Kurdistan Region during the first two days of Eid al-Fitr holidays alone, said the Board of Tourism in a statement on Friday, adding that it would reveal the complete number who visited the autonomous region dur ...

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 ...

Burning Kurdish-Owned Farms in Disputed Areas “Grave Crime”: Barzani

BAS News - 2019-05-30 16:06
ERBIL — Repeated fire incidents on the agricultural lands owned by Kurdish farmers in the disputed areas of Kirkuk are “grave crimes and deliberate cruelty”, said Masoud Barzani, a prominent Kurdish leader and the former president of Kurdistan Region. Ov ...

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 ...

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 ...

Light Earthquake Shakes Kurdistan Border Town

BAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL — The border town of Penjwen in Kurdistan’s Sulaymaniyah province was hit by a light earthquake on Thursday. According to a statement by Kurdistan’s Earthquake Data Center, the shake took place at 06:29. It has caused no casualties. The statement r ...

Two Men Arrested for Stealing a Mosque’s Doors

BAS News - 2019-05-22 12:21
ERBIL — Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of two men in Kurdistan Region’s Hajiawa district over a robbery at a mosque. The men reportedly broke into a mosque and stole several doors, windows and other metal equipments. The suspects are both under ...

U.S. orders some government employees to leave Iraq, Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-15 14:59
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The U.S. State Department on Wednesday ordered the departure of “non-emergency government employees” from Iraq, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said in a statement. Referring to the embassy and the U.S. consulate in Ir ...

[PICTURES]: Turkish Drone Crashes in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-15 13:32
ERBIL — A Turkish military drone crashed on Wednesday in the border areas of Kurdistan Region, near Amdedi district of Duhok province. An eyewitness told BasNews that they saw the drone burning approximately 100 meters away from the main road leading to ...

Bomb Attack Hits Central Baghdad, Casualties Reported

BAS News - 2019-05-09 21:44
ERBIL - A bomb explosion hit on Thursday evening the Sadr city in central Baghdad, resulting in several casualties, Baghdad's Operations Command said in a statement. According to the press release, a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in the are ...

28 violations against journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan in first four months of 2019: watchdog

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 20:46
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— There were at least 28 cases of violations against journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan region in the first four months of 2019, according to statistics kept by a media watchdog group. Statistics from the Metro Center for J ...