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Former Governor of Kirkuk Arrives in Erbil After Arrest Reports in Lebanon

Former Governor of Kirkuk Arrives in Erbil After Arrest Reports in Lebanon

BAS News - 2019-06-16 11:51
ERBIL — Former governor of the Kurdish province of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, arrived in Erbil on Saturday evening. Previous reports claimed Karim’s arrest during his recent trip to Lebanon, which were soon refuted by the Kurdish politician himself. A sour ...
Former Governor of Kirkuk Arrives in Erbil After Arrest Reports in Lebanon - BAS News

Demo against French repression of Kurdish activists on Saturday

ANF - 2019-07-05 10:32
Demonstration to support Kurdish activists targeted by French justice to be held in Paris on Saturday. ...

Brother Killed by Sibling in Kurdistan's Koya

BAS News - 2019-06-23 01:31
ERBIL - Two brothers on Saturday evening went into trouble over a certain agricultural issue in the Kurdistan Region's Koya district, near capital Erbil, where one of the siblings killed the other, local police confirmed. Head of Koya Police Directorate ...

Kurdistan Region President Arrives in Turkey

BAS News - 2019-06-21 11:36
ERBIL — The President of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, arrived in Turkey on Friday where he will meet with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The meeting is scheduled for 14:00 (Turkey Time) today. This is Barzani’s first visit to Turke ...

Acting governor of Kirkuk released on bail, faces corruption charges

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-21 06:12

Acting governor of Kirkuk released on bail, faces corruption charges

Gulan Media - 2019-06-20 23:50

Court Cancels Arrest Warrant Against Rebwar Talabani

BAS News - 2019-06-20 23:33
ERBIL - The arrest warrant which had been issued by an Iraqi court against Rebwar Talabani, a Kurdish figure and former head of Kirkuk Provincial Council, has been cancelled. In December, last year, the criminal court of Kirkuk sentenced Talabani to six ...

Kurdistan President Nechirvan Barzani Arrives in Baghdad to Meet Iraqi Officials

Waar Media - 2019-06-20 17:05
WAAR_DUHOK KRG’s President Nechirvan Barzni accompanied by a Kurdistan Regional leadership delegation arrived in Baghdad on Thursday in an official visit. President Barzani is expected to meet with each of Barham Salih President of Iraq, Adil Abdul-Mahdi ...

Baghdad-Appointed Governor Orders Destruction of Kurdish Marketplace in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-20 13:06
ERBIL — The acting governor of Kirkuk, who was unilaterally appointed by the Iraqi government, ordered on Thursday the destruction of a marketplace. BasNews has learned the the majority of the people working at the marketplace were Kurds. Following the d ...

Barzani, Najmaddin Karim Discuss Political Developments in the Region

BAS News - 2019-06-17 18:49
ERBIL — Influential Kurdish political leader Masoud Barzani received the former governor of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, in his office on Monday. They discussed the latest political developments in Kurdistan, Iraq, and the Middle East, according to a press r ...

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 ...

Former Governor of Kirkuk Arrives in Erbil After Arrest Reports in Lebanon

Gulan Media - 2019-06-16 15:51

Kurdistan President Receives Former Kirkuk Governor Najmaddin Karim

BAS News - 2019-06-16 15:34
ERBIL — Former governor of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, met with Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on Sunday in Erbil. Karim arrived in the Kurdistan capital city weeks after reports of his arrest in Lebanon. A source form his office told BasNews ...

Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Baghdad-Appointed Governor of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-16 15:34
ERBIL — A court in the disputed province of Kirkuk has issued an arrest warrant for Rakan al-Jabouri, the acting governor of Kirkuk appointed unilaterally by Baghdad. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the warrant was issued last week on W ...

China Invades Taiwan—Sort Of

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-06-13 21:54
On a recent trip to Taiwan, I visited the island of Kinmen, one of Taiwan’s outlying islands located off the coast of China’s Fujian Province. Kinmen, more commonly known as Quemoy to a Western audience for its role in the Second Taiwan Crisis in 1958 as ...

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 ...

Iran expresses to expand cooperation with Iraq

Waar Media - 2019-05-26 17:18
WAAR_DUHOK Iraqi President Barham Salih and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Saturday discussed “prevention of war and reduction of tension in the region,” according to an official statement. During his official visit to Iraq, Zarif also discussed ...

Israel Conducts Airstrikes Against Iranian Targets in Syria

BAS News - 2019-05-19 01:40
ERBIL - Israel reportedly carried out airstrikes against the Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria on Saturday evening, state media said. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that the Syrian Army's air defense systems was able to intercept a numb ...

Erbil-Kirkuk Highway Closed Temporarily

BAS News - 2019-05-18 21:03
ERBIL - Authorities have ordered the closure of the highway between the Kurdistan Region's Erbil capital and disputed city of Kirkuk for a temporary period of time. Confirming to Kurdistan 24 on Saturday evening, head of Police Directorate in Prde, Abdin ...