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Baath Era Landmines Uncovered by Rainfalls on Kurdistan Borders

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 ...
Baath Era Landmines Uncovered by Rainfalls on Kurdistan Borders - BAS News

Kurdistan Parliament to Vote on New KRG Cabinet This Week

BAS News - 2019-07-08 11:00
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament has set a voting session for Wednesday this week to recognize the new cabinet of Kurdistan Regional Government. According to an official statement by the legislative, lawmakers are invited to a regular session at 11:00 ...

Two Kolbars and Tradesmen Killed and Four Others Injured

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-07-06 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Over the recent days, the border guards and the anti-smuggling unit of Islamic Republic of Iran in Baneh, Sardasht and Paveh have targeted a number of Kurdish… ...

Iraq to Discuss Turkish Airstrikes on Kurdistan Borders

BAS News - 2019-06-30 01:36
ERBIL - Tens of Iraqi lawmakers have demanded in a written letter to bring up the subject of Turkish airstrikes on the Kurdistan Region's border areas to the parliament as the air raids have lately killed several civilians. The letter has been signed by ...

Daquq: Kurdish Party Forced to Remove it’s Board for Word "Kurdistan"

BAS News - 2019-06-23 23:45
ERBIL - The Iraqi forces and pro-Iranian militias have forced a Kurdish party in the disputed town of Daquq, in Kirkuk, to remove its office board as it includes the word "Kurdistan." Talking to BasNews, head of local administration of the Kurdistan Comm ...

Iraqi parliament follows up on 2014 oil export lawsuit against Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-16 11:52
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi council of representatives decided to follow up on a lawsuit that was filed by the Iraqi former oil minister Jabbar Alluaib in 2014 against Turkey regarding the oil exports by the Kurdistan Region to the port of Ceyhan. Patriotic Union of ...

Royal Navy to Send Marines to Gulf

BAS News - 2019-06-16 00:06
ERBIL - Royal Navy is expected to deploy 100 marines to the Persian Gulf for the purpose of protecting the British ships following alleged attacks by Iran on oil tankers in the region. According to a report by The Telegraph, the Government's Cobra Securi ...

Dewleta Tirkî ya îşxalkare Şera bombardûman kerde

ANF - 2019-06-14 14:16
Hêzê îşxalkaranê Tirkî topî eştî qezaya Şera ya Efrînî ya Rojawanê Kurdistanî. ...

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 ...

Iraqi Prime Minister to Visit Erbil This Week

BAS News - 2019-06-10 15:42
ERBIL — Iraq Prime Minsiter Adil Abdul-Mahdi will visit Erbil later this week to congratulate the new president of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani. According to the information obtained by BasNews, Abdul-Mahdi’s visit is scheduled for the end of the ...

Vienna: Protest against Turkish attacks on South Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-06-09 12:46
In the Austrian capital Vienna, a protest has taken place against the attacks of Turkey on South Kurdistan. ...

Turkish attacks on Kurdistan Region must end, say Kurdish partie

Rûdaw - 2019-06-08 01:29

Animal abuse in Iraqi Kurdistan sparks international criticism on social media

E-Kurd - 2019-06-07 13:59
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Animal abuse in the Iraqi Kurdistan region sparked criticism on social media in places as far as the UK as videos documenting acts cruelty emerged. Alarming video has been shared of a group of Kurdish men smashing a lion ...

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 ...

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, ...

Gorran Leader Sends Congratulations to Nechirvan Barzani on Kurdistan Presidency

BAS News - 2019-05-29 15:19
ERBIL — The leader of Chance Movement (Gorran), Omar Sayd Ali, made a phone call with Nechirvan Barzani on Wednesday to congratulate him on his election as the President of Kurdistan Region. According to the information obtained by BasNews, Barzani and A ...

KDP: No Timeline for Returning to Mosul

BAS News - 2019-05-28 00:02
ERBIL - The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has rejected to have any specific timeline for returning to Mosul city, an official said on Monday. Talking to BasNews, Ali Khalil, a KDP representative to Mosul, explained that his party's leadership h ...

A number of outdated missiles and weapons were disposed

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-05-23 14:20
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 2, 2019, the Ministry of Peshmerga disposed a large number of expired missiles through a specialized committee and engineering Zeravani team. The disposed items mostly included 81mm missiles that were given to t ...

Iraq to Investigate Alleged Corruption within Nineveh Provincial Council

BAS News - 2019-05-19 01:40
ERBIL - The Iraqi Parliament has formed a special committee for investigations into alleged corruption within the Nineveh Provincial Council, an official confirmed. Talking to BasNews, head of Nineveh Provincial Council, Saido Chato, explained that a few ...

A dozen of Houses Burned by IS in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-05-18 21:03
ERBIL - The insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) have burned a dozen of houses in the Iraqi city of Mosul, a security source said. Talking to Al-Sumariyah News, the source said that the extremists set fire to 12 houses in the village of Tel Rumman, weste ...