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Quoi? Erbil joins association of French-speaking cities

Quoi? Erbil joins association of French-speaking cities

Rûdaw - 2019-06-05 23:33
“They said Erbil is a city of coexistence and stability ...
Quoi? Erbil joins association of French-speaking cities - Rûdaw

Organizing joint patrols to maintain the security and stability of Tabqa city

SDF Press - 2019-06-26 06:29
Tabqa – The military discipline units of the Syrian Democratic Forces continue to coordinate with the Internal Security Forces and conduct joint patrols in Tabqa city in order to maintain the safety and security of civilians and their property. The forces ...

Over 15 acres of land and 500 trees burned down in Kelar

ANF - 2019-06-13 09:59
15 acres of land and 500 trees were burned in fire caused in the forest area in Kelar, Germiyan, in South Kurdistan. ...

Iraq denies deal to commute French Islamic State jihadist death sentences

E-Kurd - 2019-06-12 12:30
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s judiciary on Tuesday denied it had struck a deal with Paris to commute the death sentences of French nationals convicted in Baghdad for belonging to the Islamic State group. A Baghdad court issued death sentences in recent weeks for 11 F ...

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 ...

Ammar al-Hakim Arrives in Erbil to Take Part in the Ceremony Of taking Legal Oath

Waar Media - 2019-06-10 16:11
WAAR_DUHOK Ammar al-Hakim arrived in Erbil to take part in the inauguration ceremony of the new Kurdistan Region president. The head of the Alliance of Reform and Reconstruction, Ammar al-Hakim arrived in Erbil to participate in the inauguration ceremony ...

Immediate Task is to Keep Democratic Process Going: New President of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-10 15:11
ERBIL — The new president of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, was sworn in on Monday during a parliamentary session and massive ceremony in Erbil. In front of lawmakers, Kurdish political leaders, Iraqi and international figures, Barzani said the mos ...

Piranshahr Environmentalists Association: Killing the horse of tradesmen is a clear offensive to the creatures and took their life

Kurdpa - 2019-06-07 22:39
Kurdpa Agency: The Piranshahr Environmentalists Association criticized the government officials for killing the horses of the tradesmen. ...

Villages of Xelifan and Siran bombed by Turkish army

ANF - 2019-06-07 09:00
The invading Turkish state bombed the villages of Xelifan and Siran in the Soran district. It was not possible to establish if there were any loss of life. ...

Duhok: Family of Five Killed in Car Accident, Several More Injured

BAS News - 2019-06-06 15:38
ERBIL - A family of five, including the parents and their three children, have lost their lives in a tragic car accident in the Kurdistan Region's Duhok province, while several more were severely wounded in the incident, traffic police confirmed on Thurs ...

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 ...

Hundreds of IS Relatives Released from al-Hol Camp in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-04 13:41
ERBIL — A total of 800 women and children related to the Islamic State (IS) militants have been released from the al-Hol Camp in the Syrian Kurdish province of Hassakah. According to local officials and witnesses, at least 17 buses were seen leaving the ...

Two more French Islamic State members sentenced to death in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-06-03 18:50
BAGHDAD,— A Baghdad court on Monday, June 3 sentenced to death two more French nationals for belonging to the Islamic State group, bringing the total number of French jihadis condemned to death to 11. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in ...

Mike Pompeo, Nechirvan Barzani Talk over the phone

BAS News - 2019-06-03 01:48
ERBIL — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a phone call with Nechirvan Barzani to congratulate him on his election as the new president of Kurdistan Region. Pompeo reiterated his country’s support for Kurdistan Region and encourage Erbil and Baghdad ...

KRG announces Ramadan Eid holidays, wishes families of martyrs and brave Peshmerga a prosperous Eid

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-01 14:49
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 27, 2019, Safin Dizayee, KRG official spokesperson, shared a statement announcing Ramadan Eid holidays and wishing the families of martyrs and brave Peshmerga a happy and blessed holiday break. Below is the full ...

OIC Summit Condemns Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

BAS News - 2019-06-01 14:42
ERBIL — The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel, saying that any position to help the prolonged occupation of Palestine is denounced. The OIC held a summit in Mecca, ...

Arabs Burn Kurdish-owned Crops in Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2019-05-31 23:26
ERBIL - A group of Arabs on Friday set a number of Kurdish-owned wheat lands on fire in the village of Palkana near Dubis in northwest of Kirkuk, an official confirmed. The Arabs had already threatened to burn the agricultural fields if the Kurds refuse ...

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 ...

France on Death Penalty for 3 French in Iraq: Execution Opposed in Principle

BAS News - 2019-05-27 14:55
ERBIL — A day after Iraqi judicial authorities sentenced three French nationals to death for their membership to the Islamic State (IS), the French government said it is opposed in principle to the practice of death penalty. “France is opposed, on princi ...

Kurdistan Proud of Its Culture of Coexistence: PM

BAS News - 2019-05-19 22:49
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region is proud of the culture of coexistence and harmony in the autonomous region, said Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani on Sunday. Barzani made the remarks during a meeting with Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the E ...

Barzani: Laila Kassem Is a Ssymbol Of Kurdish Struggle

Waar Media - 2019-05-12 17:34
WAAR_DUHOK President Massoud Barzani said on Sunday; that Laila Kassem is a model of struggle and the Kurdish personality that sacrificed for its cause. A statement was issued by Barzani on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the execution of the Kur ...