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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

Turkish Jets Strike Kurdistan Borders Again

BAS News - 2019-07-05 16:33
ERBIL — Turkish fighter jets once again bombarded the border areas of Kurdistan Region in Sulaymaniyah province, allegedly targeting the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The Friday airstrikes were focused on the mountainous areas of Pishdar, near Qaladize ...

KNK calls for action against Turkish invasion of South Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-07-03 18:26
Iraq, Kurdistan Region government and Kurdistan Region Parliament are legitimizing the crimes of the Turkish state by remaining silent on the attacks, said the KNK. ...

UNSC Calls for Implementation of Article 140

BAS News - 2019-06-30 02:07
ERBIL - The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has called for the implementation of article 140 from the Iraqi Constitution, reiterating support for the process. The call was made by a UNSC's delegation who met with Kurdistan Region President Nechirv ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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". ...

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. ...