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Public Gathering Calls for End of Turkish Bombardment of Kurdistan Border

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 ...
Public Gathering Calls for End of Turkish Bombardment of Kurdistan Border - BAS News

Pope Calls for Restraint after Tanker Attacks in the Gulf of Oman

BAS News - 2019-06-16 16:39
ERBIL — Pope Francis has called for de-escalation of the situation in the Middle East after the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman raised tensions between Iran and the US. “I invite everyone to use the instruments of diplomacy to resolve the ...

Turkey responds to Iraqi cleric Sadr's calls for end to Turkish campaign against PKK in Iraq

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-16 06:24

New President of Kurdistan, Saudi Minister of State Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-06-12 23:42
ERBIL - New President of Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani received on Wednesday the Saudi Minister of State for Gulf Affairs Thamer al-Sabhan in capital Erbil. During the meeting, the pair held talks on the ties between the Kurdistan Region and Saudi A ...

UK Envoy Calls for Greater Role of Women in Next KRG Cabinet

BAS News - 2019-06-12 15:27
ERBIL — British Consul General Martyn Warr has called for larger presence of women in the upcoming cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government. Warr released a video message on Wednesday to praise the Kurdistan Region Parliament with 30% female lawmaker ...

Public Gathering Calls for End of Turkish Bombardment of Kurdistan Border

Gulan Media - 2019-06-12 14:32

Updated logo for the Presidential Office of Kurdistan Region

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-11 17:55
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga The Presidential Office of Kurdistan Region, following Nechirvan Barzani being sworn into office as the new President, shared its new logo, where an English subtext has been added, in addition to the previous Kurdish a ...

Parliament Approves Masrour Barzani as Prime Minister of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-11 11:28
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament on Tuesday passed Masrour Barzani’s candidacy for the post of Prime Minister. Barzani, who currently serves as the Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), was nominated by the Kurdistan Democratic Party ...

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 ...

Nechirvan Barzani Sworn in as the President of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-10 13:14
ERBIL — The new President of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, took oath on Monday during a parliamentary session and a massive ceremony in Erbil. “I swear to the God, I will defend the rights, achievements, unity, and the interests of the people of K ...

Barzani Calls on New President of Kurdistan to Work on Disputes with Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-06-10 13:14
ERBIL — Kurdish charismatic leader and the former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, reiterated a call on political forces in Erbil and Baghdad to work together and address the prolonged disputes, namely those pertaining to the contested Kurd ...

New President of Kurdistan to Take Oath Today

BAS News - 2019-06-10 09:13
ERBIL — The new president of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, will take oath later today during a massive ceremony attended by Kurdish, Iraqi, and international leaders. Barzani was elected as president by the parliament last month. According to the ...

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 ...

KCK calls for resistance to Turkish invasion

ANF - 2019-06-09 17:06
The KCK called on Kurds and peoples of Kurdistan to resist the Turkish occupation attempts in southern Kurdistan territory "with the spirit of Sheladize". ...

Abdullah Ocalan: Kurdish militant leader calls for end to Turkey hunger strikes Thousands of MPs and prisoners have ended their 200-day protest following a request by the jailed militant leader and PKK founder May 26, 2019

The National AE - 2019-05-26 23:04

Jailed Kurdish leader Ocalan calls for end hunger strikes in Turkey

E-Kurd - 2019-05-26 15:47
ANKARA,— Imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has called for an end to hunger strikes by thousands of jailed supporters in Turkey protesting the conditions of his detention, his lawyers said Sunday. Ocalan, the co-founder of the outlawed Kurdi ...

Jailed Kurdish militant leader calls for end to hunger strike

Reuters - 2019-05-26 11:35
Jailed militant leader Abdullah Ocalan called for Kurdish lawmakers and thousands of prisoners to end their hunger strike in a statement read by one of his lawyers on Sunday, 200 days after one MP launched the protest. ...

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 ...

Erdogan’s AK Party calls for rerun of Istanbul elections – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-05-18 16:03

7 Most Anticipated Horror Movies of 2019

Waar Media - 2019-05-13 12:57
WAAR_DUHOK 1. Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark What if all those spooky stories you’ve heard in your childhood were true? Directed by the legendary GDT (Guilermo del Toro), this movie will be taking place in a small town, where all of a sudden your wors ...