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Hakari, Zebari tribes gunfight leaves five people wounded in Iraqi Kurdistan

Hakari, Zebari tribes gunfight leaves five people wounded in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-15 10:58
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Five people were wounded in a fight between two families in Bazhera village in Akre district in Iraqi Kurdistan on Thursday, according to the Akre Health Directorate. Two of the wounded had severe injuries, so they were e ...
Hakari, Zebari tribes gunfight leaves five people wounded in Iraqi Kurdistan - E-Kurd

World Bank to lend $200M to Iraq for Electricity Improvement

BAS News - 2019-07-08 01:29
ERBIL - The World Bank will lend a total of $200 million to Iraq in order for the country to upgrade its electricity grid, the Iraqi Ministry of Finance said in a statement on Sunday. According to the agreement, which was signed by Finance Minister Fuad ...

Iraq and Oman Sign MoU to Boost Oil Cooperation

BAS News - 2019-07-04 16:29
ERBIL — The governments of Iraq and Oman signed a memorandum of understanding to establish close cooperation in the oil and gas sector, Iraqi oil ministry said on Thursday. According to the MoU, the two states will take into consideration the building of ...

Iran Threatens to Destroy Israel in 30 Minutes If Attacked by US

BAS News - 2019-07-02 01:19
ERBIL - Iran has threatened to destroy Israel in half an hour only if it is attacked by the US, a senior Iranian parliamentarian said on Monday. According to the semi-official Mehr news agency, as cited by Reuters, the comments were made by Mojtaba Zolno ...

Mass Grave of Kuwaiti People Discovered in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-06-21 00:44
ERBIL - A mass grave of Kuwaiti people has been discovered in Iraq which includes victims from the 1990-1991 Gulf War. Al-Jarida newspaper cited on Thursday an international committee from the Red Crescent Society in Iraq as saying that the grave include ...

Suspects in rape of seven-year-old girl released on bail in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-20 18:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Five people suspected of involvement in the the rape of a seven-year-old girl have been released on bail by a court in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan region, the victim’s family has said. The girl’s father t ...

French Consul Meets with PM-Designate Barzani, Reiterates Support for KRG

BAS News - 2019-06-20 11:59
ERBIL — French Consul General in Erbil Dominique Mas met with Kurdistan Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani on Thursday. According to an online statement, Mas congratulated Barzani on his premiership and wished him success in his next cabinet. “He a ...

3 injured as rocket hits US oil firm in Iraq’s Basra

Waar Media - 2019-06-19 15:44
WAAR_DUHOK Three people were injured on Wednesday in a rocket attack on the headquarters of giant U.S. oil company ExxonMobil in Iraq’s southern province of Basra, according to the Iraqi Defense Ministry. In a statement, the ministry said a Katyusha rock ...

Five died in fire in Til Koçer

ANF - 2019-06-16 08:47
Five people who were trying to extinguish the fire in agricultural land in Til Koçer died while 3 others were injured. ...

Two people injured in explosion in Hesekê

ANF - 2019-06-15 12:19
Two people were injured in the explosion in Telayî Boulevard, in Hesekê. ...

5 people remanded in custody in Urfa

ANF - 2019-06-14 17:40
Out of the 13 people detained in Urfa over social media posts, 5 have been remanded in custody. ...

Sinjar: Farm Fires Put Scores of Yezidi Mass Graves at Risk

BAS News - 2019-06-14 00:31
ERBIL - The recent fire incidents in Sinjar has put scores of Yezidi Mass graves at a great risk, a Kurdish official said on Thursday. Due to the burning of several crops and other agricultural fields in Sinjar and the surrounding areas, many of the mass ...

The 33 young people detained in Hasankeyf were released

ANF - 2019-06-13 08:20
The 33 young people detained and tortured during the protest against the flood of Hasankeyf were released. ...

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 ...

A Kurdish tradesman was wounded in Sardasht

Kurdpa - 2019-06-12 09:58
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish tradesman from the city of Naqadeh was wounded by direct firings of government troops in Sardasht. ...

Ethnic cleansing in Afrin: 60,000 people resettled in the city

ANF - 2019-06-09 12:21
At least 60,000 people have been moved to Afrin. Families transferred from other regions were placed in the center of Jindirês, Şiyê, Bilbilê, Şêra and Afrin. ...

Kirkuk: Separate Bomb Attacks Kill, Wound Seven People

BAS News - 2019-06-09 01:49
ERBIL - At least seven people, including two civilians, were either killed or wounded in three separate bomb attacks in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk. Kurdistan24 cited its correspondent in the area as explaining that the first incident occurre ...

Latest Updates on Thursday Bombings in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-31 13:09
ERBIL — Iraqi Health Ministry said on Friday that at least two people were killed and 38 others were injured in a series of terrorist attacks in Kirkuk. Overnight on Thursday, seven blasts hit central Kirkuk while the security forces said two other bombi ...

UK Sends Forces to Iraq to Capture IS Leader Baghdadi

BAS News - 2019-05-30 23:32
ERBIL - The UK has deployed special forces to Iraq for a "kill or capture" mission aiming to find the top Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a report revealed on Thursday. According to a report by The Mirror, around 30 British Army’s Special ...

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 ...

Erbil and Baghdad Sign New Commercial Agreement

BAS News - 2019-05-17 00:37
ERBIL - Officials from the Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Trade have signed a new commercial agreement with their Iraqi counterparts, an official said on Thursday. Talking to BasNews, Nawzad Adham, director general of trade at the Kurdistan Regional Gove ...